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VfIITMORE IN COLLAPSE
"It's All Up," He Sdys When Jury
I Is Locked Up.
L THth the prisoner in entire collapse at the time,
■the jorj- -which has heard the trial of Theodore
iTTmtmore for the murder of his -wife on Christmas
JBve laat was locked up at 10 o'clock last night
In the Hudson County Court. It had retired at
IX 'o'clock, an early verdict being expected at
tha' time. Twice the jury came Into court in the
'evening for Instructions. On the first occasion the
{Jury asked if it were possible to render a verdict
{of murder in the second degree. Judge Swayi
{•aid that if there was any doubt in their minds
that the murder was premeditated, such a verdict
{•would be within their power. If there was a
<ouht of the defendant's guilt he should have th*
fbexieUt of it. he said, and « verdict rendered ac
cordingly. ~TThitmore. who had shown the strain
fall Jay. collapsed when he had this intimation
i that the jury was considering * verdict of guilty.
[even though in the second degree. The charge and
| a remark to the jury later by Judge Swayze make
It appear improbable that Whitmore will be ac
i <j Kitted.
n Judge Eml}'w in his charpe told the jurors that
[they might either return a verdict of murder in
the first or second decree or acquit the prisoner.
< H« reviewed much of the evidence in detail, and
I •warred them that most of it was circumstantial
\ and • -.«• the prisoner should have the benefit of
f reasonable doubt. He referred to the letters which
;TVhltmore sent to his wife's sifter. Mrs. Bessie
i Schmitter. after Mrs. Whitmore's murder, signing
S them with her name. Justice Swayze referred to
• otter circumstances against the prisoner in con
nection with "Whitmore's behavior before his wife
I ■was murdered, and s-aid that these points could
j not be overlooked.
I Alexander Simpson. TVhitmore's counsel, in a.d-
I dressing the run', grew warmer In speech as he
; proceeded with the case, and finally Wame furi
:' oublv excited.
"IS is an insult to your intelligence." said Mr.
••■■peon. -To think that you would believe this
, man guilty on. the . evidence which has been ad
. duced. Do you think Lena Whitmore would go
I willliijrly to a place where she -would be beaten and
; drowned with a man whom they say she was afraid
[ of? Do you think thai .-he would walk through
j that swampy place hi the dead of night to be
; beaten down in the dark? They have not brought
! one iota of evidence to explain this to you.""
\ Breaking into verse, the counsel for the defence,
1 tfcen began an attack on the '"crlminologlst." who.
re said, was taking the case to advertise himself.
K» declared that the criminologist had hypnotized
Prosecutor Vickers and asked the Jurymen not to
, permit the' Prosecutor to hypnotize them ir turn.
"Th" state has r.o case." said Mr. Simpson, in
' conclusion. "I am through with pleading. I de
mand justice on your oath '
;' Mr Vlckers began his address with an attack on
,Mr Simpson and his methods. He laid stress on
I tie. manner in which "Whitmore acted after visit
: tog the morgue. He declared that whoever killed
\ Iberia Whitmore robbed her, although robbery was
not the only motive. The idea, he said, was to
pal - I of her, and TVhitmore was the most con
i cerned party in that matter."
A few minutes after F o'clock th*» jury sent «ror<]
that they desired information. Whitmore and his
father looked worn and anxious and the prisoner
seemed sbout io collapse. Justice Swayze ordered
' the Jurymen into court and explained to them under
arhat circumstances they could declare Whitmore
jruilty cf mu|-der in the Beat or second degree.
"But I know of no evidence that would warrant
an aaruittal." concluded the Justice.
When Whittno heard this remark of the Court
he ■whispered to the deputy sheriff:
Tor God's sike get me out of here, it's all up
•with me
"When "Whitinore was taken across to the jail he
•was almost being carried. There was a man on
either tide of him, and they were helping him mucn
as they would have had to aid a drunken man.
MEXICAN MERGER BONES OFFERED.
; Proceeds to Carry (hit Plans for Consolidat
ing Two Principal Railroad Systems.
, sT3>e> BBBBaaBa in charge aC the plan for the con-
J *o!l<Sation of the two principal railroad systems of
I Mexico have offered J13.T50,000 of the new mergrer
\ company's prior lien 4\i per cent bonds for public
. subscription at M. The subscriptions, which -will
\ be dosed at or before 3 o'clock on June. 3. •u-jn
i be received in New York by Kuhn. Loeb & Co..
I Epeyer & Co.. Hallcarten & Co. and I^adenburjr.
' Thalmann &■ Co.
Pablo Maoedo. chairman of the board of direc
tor» of the National Railways aC Mexico, in a let
ter to the hanker?, pointing- out that the bonds of the
• new company will be ultimately a prior lien charge,
en the entire Mexican Central system, about 3,42$
: miles, and also will be a lien on the :-:..VSi miles of
the National Railroad Company of Mexico, sub
ject to the outFtandinK indebtedness of about $57,
730,000. and (subject, as to the lines of the Mexi
can International and Interoceanic companies, to
' their outstanding issues--, a controlling proportion
ef which are. held by the National.
Enough bonds of the new company have been re
served to redeem the bonds and other obligations
■ of the Mexican Central and the National Railroad
of Mexico, the deposit of which was not invited
by the plan of consolidation, v ith the 01-. • that
■ultimately the new company's bonds may become
«.n absolute Bret chaijre on '!.• combined proper
ties. The prior li^n bonds, moreover, are secured
by the pledge of all the property acquired in the
■ futnre. whether by tin aai of prior lien or of c::
ii era! xsortsaEe bonds.
f) EETTS ACADEMY TO BE MERGED.
"^ "William J. Eetts. the principal of Betts Academy,
■which was destroyed by fire- in January, announced
yesterday that the Fchool building would not be
rebuilt on the old Bta on Strawberry Hill. Stam
ford. Conn., but that his institution would be incor
porated with the Brunswick School, of Greenwich,
Coca.
WILLIAMSBURG TRUST CO. OPENING.
Announcement was made yesterday that the
I vril!;arafebur? Trust Company would resume busi
! ness on Monday. June I. An order permitting this
: am be presented to Justice Kelly for bis approval,
, which is expected. He will h« asked also to fix the
compensation of the receivers, upon which, it is
f Understood, an agreement has been reached. Th
i doors have been closed Fine* October 25. A large
amour? of money M been collected by the re
i eeJvers. and th«> Metropolitan Trust Company has
i promised to advance $1.500.fw>.
i MINNESOTA BANKER A SUICIDE.
[j Iv&nhoe. Minn.. May 2>— Charles Soderlind. \lce
[. president of the First National Bank of Ivanhoe
j . aLnd president of the Farmer?' Independent Eleva-
B tor Company of Ivanhoe. committed suicide on his
I farm n*-ar here to-day by cutting- his throat. His
', act is attributed to temporary Insanity, brought on
L by ill-health.
OKLAHOMA'S "NEW JERUSALEM" PLAN.
t By TeMsnpta to The Trlbun-. 1
Guthrie. Okla.. May 2S — I'nder ...., provisions of
* Joint resolution p«?s.-d by the legislature and
approved hy Governor u,-k':: to-night th* "New
Panama ■ plan of placing the permanent State
Capitol will be submitted to a vote of the people at
the November olectlon. Thf proposition is for the
state to telet-t an id«-al location and sell the town
lots for ienoogh to pay for the t-ite end aid in tbe
flroction c>f bulldirig?.
THREE LABOR LEADERS SENT TO JAIL.
Chicago. May 23.— Ju^ge Carpenter to-day ordered
\ ... of the local district of t?je Car;K-n
t*r« and Joiners of America J-ent to jail for thirty
<3&ys. The m^u f.rr- John J. Urittain, a I " v- also
treasurer of the Chicago ■!•.■■:•!! .-f Labor;
Charles G. G. Grji>se:: and George H. I-akey. They
were found guilty uf ■•'•■: in ignoring an
injunction retraining them snd nth*r member* «jf
the organization lr<>rn injuring the business of «
lumber company.
MYSTIC SHRINERS INITIATE.
"•''■' ■ Ehrlser* >■'-' '■-.-.-. Manhattan
Jif-zxh Hot«-1 yesterday afternoon two thousand Jive
hundred f.tror.c. to •..:••• initiatir»n of new
asecnb* r Following a set cf athletic games, a
dinner vat served in tie big dining room at: the
note) Thin came Uie initiation oarnnawlaa ' one
hundred «u*d fifty new rnein'jws tMang received.
DECLARE FOR OPEX SHOP.
Hat Manufacturers Break Off Ne
gotiations rath Trimmers.
i By Tf lfrrerh to Th« Tribua.- ]
Ornr.KP. N. J.. May 2?.— A1l negotiations with th«
hat trimmers and their representatives have been
broken off by me manufacturers, and in a state
ment issued to-night by the manufacturers it was
paid that If the women had been satisfied t<r
negotiate in a buFinessiike way the difficulty would
have been settkd long ago.
The manufacturers pointed out that the trimmers
refused to agree to rules in force in other districts,
and in their statement, which in effect declares for
the open shop in the hatting trade, they say: "We
ask the public to remember that there is absolutely
no question of unionism or working hours or wages,
the three vital questions of worklngmen. and that
there has been no settlement because the parties ot:
the other side evidently intended that there should
be none."
WONT FURTHER INVESTIGATE DEATH.
Report of Faculty in Case of Miss Vander
bilt Denied.
New Brunswick. K. J., May 29.— Prosecutor George
Berdine, of Middlesex County, when asked to-day as
to the truth of a story current in Princeton that he
had begun a further Investigation of the death of
Miss Bertha Vanderbilt. assistant librarian of
Princeton University library, who was found
drowned in the Rarttan Canal, declared it to be
unfounded.
Mr. Berdine paid he had no new investigation
under contemplation. He said he was perfectly
willing to act If information came to him of suf
ficient importance to warrant an investigation, but
since the Inquiry made st the time failed to show
any indications of murder he had taken no further
steps in the affair. County Detective Hoffman and
County Physician Suydam. who Investigated the
case, were satisfied that there was nothing to war
rant a supposition that the young woman met with
foul play.
;ffects sold.
GITNNESS
i Fancy Prices Obtained for Articles at La
[ porte Auction.
Laporte. md.. May — The auction sale to-day of
the personal property left by Mrs. Belle Gunnesa
was attended by between four thousand and five
thousand persons. Many of the articles brought
five and ten times their cost price. It is estimated
that the total receipts were more than three times
what they would have been at an ordinary sale.
The postal card venders, fakers and refreshment
and luncheon stand owners did a thriving business.
At one time during the day more than five hundred
vehicle? were tied about the farm. The greatest
interest centred in the sale of the horse driven by
Mrs. <Junne«s. the pony and cart driven by th*
Gunnesa children, and a shepherd watchdog. All
of these were secured by local people, and all
brought fancy prices, the dog alone selling for
$107.
Coroner Mack filed another inquest report to
right on one of the unidentified bodies. He is un
able to determine the cause of death, though it is
charged that the man was murdered by persons to
the coroner unknown.
In a shipment of ale from Hudson, N. T . re
ceived here to-day, one bottle was labelled, 'For
Bay Lamphere. from Mrs. Gunness." Sheriff
Srnutzer continues to receive many letters from
persons professing to be a Me to find Mrs. Gunness.
WESTINGHOUSE STOCK UNSUBSCRIBED.
Time Limit on New Issue May Be Extended
' Another Week.
The time limit within which, to make the plan
operative, the stockholders and merchandise credit
ors of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufactur
ing Company must subscribe to the H»jMO.«M of
sew assenting stock under the terms of the reor
ganization plan formulated by the merchandise
creditors' committee expires on Monday. Of the
entire amount, between $8,500,000 and $5.700,000 has
been taJcen. leaving J1.300,(«v> to $l,500.0(X) which
must be subscribed for to-day or the plan be de
clared a failure, unless, as is thought probable,
an extension of one or two weeks Is granted.
Under the plan $4,000,000 of. the. new stock was to
be taken by the merchandise creditors in settle
ment of their claims, and very nearly all of this
amount has been subscribed for. Up to the present
time only about 66 per rent of the stockholders
have subscribed to their pro rata share of the
Js.ooo,<yv) of new stock, which the success of the
plan requires should be taken up. The success
or failure of the plan, therefore, depends upon
the action of a minority Of the stockholders, and
the committee believes that with a little more time
these stockholders can be prevailed upon to lake
■ P their subscriptions and thus avoid a forced sale
of the property, which would involve the wiping
out of the stock interests, and great material losses
to, the business, as well as being disastrous to the
holders of the convertible bonds.
GRAIN COMPANY TO QUIT.
Mar.itowac. Wis., May 29.— C. W. Esplin, general
manager of the Northern Grain Company!, stated
to-day that his company is to quit business. It is
said that the company has lost $200,000 on the
Chicago Board of TiacJe. through operations of an
employe six months ago. The company operates
two grain elevators here having a capacity of
over 3.600.0(0 bushels, and also owns elevators in
Illinois, lowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
I >
BRAZIL UNLOADS ITS COFFEE.
The Brazilian government has sold in the New
York market 100,000 bags of coffee held under the
valorization law, passed by Brazil to keep up
prices. The Brazilian government is credited with
having held abou' fi.W.nnft bags of coffee which
were bought to sustain the market in the fall and
winter of 19f>5-'O7. The price realized on the New
York sales was about *' 3 cents a pound. The. an
nouncement of Bales had little or no influence in
the future market, which ruled very quiet at
prices practically unchanged. Similar sales have
been made in Hamburg and Rotterdam.
LETTER OF BLOOD THREATENS PRIEST.
Chicago, May 2?.— Father Peter J. O'Callaghan,
head of the Paulist Order in Chicago, and Francis
E. Hinckley, an attorney, have been informed
throueh an anonymous letter written in blood and
wrapped in crepe that they have been marked
for death by mysterious enemies and St. Mary's
Church, Wabash avenue and Hubbard Court, has
been doomed to be blown up by dynamite.
The threat is believed to have resulted from the
efforts of the priest and lawyer to obtain pardon for
Herman Billek, under sentence to hang for poison
ing six members of the Vrzal family.
HARVESTER MAN BELITTLES PATENTS.
Chicago, May John W. Pridmore, superintend
nf the experimental department of the McCormick
plant of the International Harvester Company, de
clared in the Kansas ouster suit to-day that any
body with sufficient capital could manufacture liar
vesting machinery despite, the great number of pat
ented devices used by the present manufacturers.
'•I could get around every patent held by the In
ternational Harvester Company, and make every
thing 5t makes, if I bad the capital," said Mr
Pridmore.
WANTS SEPARATE RECEIVERSHIP.
The Fulton Street Railroad Company la the latest
Of the component parts of the Int^rborough-Metro
jollta!: system whose financial status baa called
forth a request for the receivership. At present
the line* is operated by the receivers of the Metro
politan Street Railway Company, under a lease
dated February 19, ÜBC, but Davids, Stone '&
Auerbach, -.n behalf of the Guaranty Trust Com
pany, yesterday asked that the receivership he
made distinct. Failure to pay Interest when due
on May I. on WO.** of 4 per cent bonds. Issued
on November 1. 1*35, and default in payment of
taxes, and the depreciation of Its property, <ii
to vaste and lack < I repair, la the basis of the
petition Hied by the trust company, as mortgagee
of the property. The company asks that a date
be «et on which the defaulted payments should he
iraiJe, and in SaM of failure that the. tot.C he p old
ra hfed to the mortgage. Failure to p»y the
tajce?. it i? pointed out. constitutes a lien prior
to the mortgage that may he enforced to the
prejudice of the latter.
XEW-¥f>aK DAILY TRIBUNE, SATTTRDAY. MAY ; 80. }!&(& v _
HEARST STILL GAINING
Eighty- five Votes in Sixteen Boxes-
Gain Percentage Reduced,
Eight ballot boxes were opened in the recount
of the vote in the mayoralty campaign of 1906
before Justice Lambert in the Supreme Court
yesterday, with a resulting gain of seventeen votes
for William Randolph Hearst. This was a consid
able loss in percentage gain, as the first eight
boxes opened, two on Wednesday and six on
Thursday, showed a net gain of sixty-eight for
Hearst. His net gain for sixteen boxes is, there
fore, eighty-five. There are 1.974 ballot boxes still
to be opened. McClellan's official plurality was
3.474.
Court was adjourned at 4:30 until Monday morn
ing, when the proceedings will be resumed in Part
XIII of the Supreme Court. Justice Lambert said
that on Monday three boxes would be opened at a
time, and that this number would be gradually in
creased from day to day until the capacity of the
room was reached. The justice also said that in
future the court would sit on Saturday and that the
time of opening would probably be changed from
10 a. m. to :>.::<>. The wisdom of holding night ses
sions Is being seriously considered.
The jury evidently found ihe proceedings ex
ceedingly tedious. More than half of them were
excused and left the room before the tally of th«
last box of the day had been reported.
The result of the recount of the last box. in the
sth Election District of the 4th Assembly District,
attracted attention because it was the first of
those reopened where ICeCtollaa had made any
gains. There McClellan lost one and Hearst lost
four, making a total gain for McClellan of three.
In all the other boxes, except one where the re
sult was a str.nd-oft*. Hearst has made gains.
Most of the net gains for Hearst in the boxes
opened prior to yesterday were made by sub
traction from the McClellan totals as prepared
by the canvassers in 1905. Yesterday, however,
votes were added to the Hearst totals in a ma
jority of the boxes opened. In one district, th«
13th Election of the Sth Assembly District, six
votes were added to the Hearst score out of the
void and protested envelope. Justice Lambert al
lowed several ballots where there were slight
marks in the circle and against certain names, in
addition to the cross in the circle. He announced,
however, that in future all ballots of that char
actor would be rejected.
The following table shows the figures for the
so-called official count and the changes made by
the recounting of the ballots in the boxes of the
election districts handled yesterday:
I.VTH E. D OF 24TH A. ] 11TH E. D. OF 4TH A. D.
McClellan. Hearst. McClellan.Hearst.
Official I*6 102 Official 163 206
Recount... 135 102 ; Recount 163 209
Net (tain for Hearst, 1. | Net gain for Hearst, 3.
6TH E. V. OF 4TH A. D. I STH E. D. OF STH A. D.
Mc< Mr-Tan. | McClellan.Hearßt.
Official 108 221 1 Official 105 182
Recount... l'»; 222 Recount 102 187
Net gain for H<-arst. 1. j Net (fair, for Hearst, 8.
13TH E. D. OF STH A. D | 2D E. D. OF »TH A. D.
McClellar. Hear*; i McClellan.Hearst.
Official ... 149 185 Official 9" 142
Recount... 141* 191 ■ Recount .... *9 141
Net gain for Hearst, 6. No gain. p
-I' E. D. OF RTH A. D. STH E. D. OF 4TH A. D.
McClfllan. Hearst . : . McClellan. Hearst.
Official.... 107 221 Official . . . 142 174
Hecount... IAS 221 Recount 141 170
Net rain for Hearst. 1. i Net rain for.McClella.n. 3.
RECEIVERS FOR OKLAHOMA CENTRAL.
President Carter Blames "Radical Legisla
tion" for Road's Troubles.
Dispstch.es from Oklahoma stated yesterday that
the Oklahoma Central Railroad had sone Into a.
receivership, and added that the president. Dorset
Carter, blamed "radical legislation," which, he as
serted, prevented the sale of the road and later
blocked a loan of $300,000 arranged for in Philadel
phia, for the road's trouble?. The dispatch did
not state who had been appointed receiver.
The Oklahoma Central Railroad Company was or
ganized to build a line from Lehlisrh, Okia., to Chi
casha, by way of Ada, Byars and Purcell,
Okla. It was estimated that the revenue from coal
alone -would be sufficient to pay the entire operat
ing: expenses, bond interest and other charges.
Railroad experts, however, considered it doubtful
whether the road could operate successfully as a
strictly independent proposition, and this has now
proved to be the case. It was learned yesterday
that the intending purchaser referred, to f>y Presi
dent Carter was the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe.
and that the negotiations for the purchase were
practically completed. When the new Oklahoma
constitution, containing a clause preventing such
a transai-tion. was adopted.
The road has outstanding Ji;,64o.fiX' and an equal
amount of first mortgage 5 per cent bonds. Inter
est on which is due on June 1. The entire capital
siock is held by a voting trust composed of J. E.
Otis, president of the Western Trust and Savings
Pank. of Chicago; H. Wollenburger, vice-president
of the same bank; .1. S. Keefe, vice-president t>{
the American Steel and Wire Company, and S. F.
Van Oss, ot Van oss & Co., of The Hague, which
is tn hold the stock until September 15, 1910.
BALL CHILDREN'S BODIES FOUND.
Disappeared Last December at Brockton,
Mass. — Deaths Laid to Demented Mother.
Brockton, Mass.. May 29. — The bodies of Thomas
and Grace Ball, children of Mrs. Mary Ball, were
found buried in a field off Oak street this after
noon. While in a demented condition Mrs. Ball,
■who is now an inmate of the Taunton Insane Asy
lum, wandered away with her two young children
last December. Several days later the mother was
found, but until to-day there had been no trace of
her children, and the mothe*- could not tell wliat
had become of them. It 1b believed that both of
the little ones wc-re killed by their mother and
their bodies hidden.
NEW YORK MERCHANT SETTLES CASE.
Xewburg. N. V . May 3>.-John W. Sullivan, a
manufacturer of New York City, nas settled a
cape brought against him by Game Protector Kidd,
of this city, for $son. The latter sued Sullivan for
$1,875 for having trout caught and illegally placed
in hi? private pond near Wurtsboro. SullivarifCoun
ty The case was to have been tried in the Su
preme Court next week.
BUSINESS TROUBLES.
Petitions in bankruptcy were filed yesterday in
the United States District Court, as follows r
Voluntary. Louis Sherman, No. 2221 First avenue-
M. B. Arnold appointed receiver, assets include
stock, $3,000, and outstanding accounts. $1,000
Voluntary. Nidenthal & Stern, of No. 345' Third
avenue: liabilities. $6.327 84; assets, $3.378 22, includ
ing stock. $2.5"0. aJid amounts due, $369 68. The, in
dividual liabilities of Morris Nidentha! were given
as $334 and those of Alexander Stern as $149; Otto
M. Goldsmith appointed receiver
Voluntary, Isaac Aul. Individually and as a mem
ber of the firm of Aul & Klugnian, No. 65 East
85th street; liabilities, $11,022 To; no assets- creditors
John Murphy, of No. 1.W7 Clinton street. Hoboken'
$1,945 W. and Edgar Lehman, No. 43 East 12th street'
$2.65" 77.
Voluntary, I-Ttira Belle Finch, dressmaker No
233 Fifth avenue; liabilities. $4.815 54; assets $735 6g'
Including stock. $140; machinery, $66 50, and amoun*
due, $420 18.
Involuntary, against Bernard A. Schmidt, cloak*
No. 2100 Second avenue, by J. P. Slater & 'co and
others, with claims of $513 50; preferential pay
ments of $2.0*) alleged : I^-.. Oppenheimer appointed
receiver. The assets are said to be worth $8,000.
C. L. Kohn was appointed receiver of the busi
neaa of Solomon Beer, shoe dealer at No. 63 Ave
nue D. The alleged bankrupt says he was robbed
of a portion of his stock, but the statement is dis
puted by Louis N. Taylor, one of the petitioning
creditors.
The schedules of Jennie M. Bodensick, No. 30
West 33th street, show liabilities of $24,99868 and
assets of $10.708 05, including stock. $3.105 50; ma
chinery and tools, $650. and amount due, $6,721 60.
The bankrupt owes the New Netherland Bank
12.670; Mr*. N. Otagawa, Tokio. Japan. $3,034 84;
John Fltrglbbon. No. 38 West ;;iui street. $1,463 S3;
W. R. Hutchinaon, No. I Madison avenue, $T!,iyx>'
and Arnold. Constable & Co.. $1,145 23.
SAN FRANCISCO STOCKS.
San Francisco. May — The official closing quota
tions for mining stocks to-day were as follows:
A r :' 1 '» :i Mexican « 7
a , ± ni\. 24 ' Occidental Con '..'.' in
Bftl * n ? lchtr v.4"4|Ophlr . -.'no
I ? u I ll '*n io' Overman . . . n?
•.alMonU lft'Pctn,! £2
££' > ! ! « r f«l?aif Rflcher ra
a?S3vi Bft Sierra Nevada... . ... s
r?2, L>* a Kl'nUfl Ton
P&pcS^m SljVuhl M :::: £
SSluct- 1 ..^: ........ .£, vv * Jom «tiiii::;::::::: 2
GOLDSBORO REPORTED
F. G. Bailey's Mysterious Ship at
Honduran Port on May 23.
Th° steamer Goldsboro, which left this port
nearly a month ago on a mysterious voyage, carry
ing on board F. G. Bailey, president of the bank
rupt Export Shipping Company, and also mer
chandise valued at many thousands of dollars, was
reported yesterday from Central America.
The information of the whereabouts of the
steamer was received by Courtney Bennett. British
Consul General in this city, from the British Min
ister in Guatemala, who sent a .cable message say-
Ing that the Goldsboro had arrived at Puerto Cor
tez. Honduras, and cleared on May 23 for La Ceiba.
another Honduran port. The seizure of the vessel
and the arrest of Bailey will now probably be ac
complished within a few days, and the State De
partment at Washington, which has taken an in
terest in the remarkable case, will ask for Baileys
extradition.
The first proceedings against Bailey for a
criminal prosecution were taken yesterday on com
plaint of Robert J. Bole, local manager of the Key
stone Driller Company, of Bear Falls. Perm.. on
whose application Magistrate Walsh, in the Tombs
court, issued a warrant for Bailey. The paper
charges grand larceny. Mr. Czaki. of counsel for
the receiver of the Export Shipping Company, after
a conference with Mr. Kresel. assistant district
attorney, went to the Federal Building, saying he
would ask the assistance of the federal authorities
in the apprehension of Bailey.
-mr n^ re W as held yesterday a meeting of credit
ors of the Export Shipping Company, at the of
fices of the National Association of Manufacturers.
No. 170 Broadway. There were represented claims
aggregating more than J30.000 against the defunct
concern. The facts leading up to the extraordinary
circumstances of the Goldsboro. tilled with Amer
ican manufactured products, were laid before the
meeting. A. P. Nevin, attorney for the National
Association of Manufacturers, read a telegram
from Secretary Root, asking for a full statement
of facts on which the detention of the Goldsboro
was sought A committee of creditors was appoint
ed with authority to act with the state and fed
eral officials. The committee consists of A. Parker
Nevin. chairman; R. J. Bole, J. H. Kord and Ed
ward B. Boise, receiver of the Export Shipping
Company. Mr. Boise has not yet completed the
schedules of the liabilities of the company, so that
the exact number of claims cannot be determined.
Immediately upon receipt yesterday of the cabla
message a dispatch was sent to the British Am
bassador asking further details of the Goldsboro
and also as to whether Bailey was on board.
It is the belief of the creditors 1 committee that
within a day or two the steamer will have bet-ti
held up by the authorities in British Honduras
and that then definite information <>f the cruise
will be obtained.
Washington. ,Muy 3>.— Tl-.e State Department
late to-day sent cable instructions to .the United
States Consul at Cibca, Guatemala, to ke<-p on the-,
lookout for the missing steamer Goldboro. believed
to be bound for that port.
NOTES OF THE MINES.
The principal event in mining circles in the
week has been the conclusion of negotiations for
the consolidation of several of the big mines in
the Cobalt camp. The mines included in the
merger are T-a Rose. Princess. University, Ktsher-
Kplett, Violet and Silver Hill and a controlling
interest in the Lawson property. The capital
stock of the new company, the name of which,
lias not been selected, is to be $6.n00,0n0. and the
total acreage will be 345 With two excep
tions this will be the largest acreage con
trolled by one company In the camp The excep
tions are Nipissing. which owtis M 6 acres, and
Cobalt Central, whose mineralized lands embrace
777 acres. The new combination is to be con
trolled largely by N'ipisMng interests. The parties
to the negotiations were E. P Earle. president
of the Nipissing Mines Company; \V. B Thomp
son, a Nipissing director, and C 6. Mc'^uaig. of
Montreal, and Messrs Marttn and Timmonf-.
representing the vendors The La Rope will rep
resent five-sixths of the capital stock of the new
corporation. Of the mines included La Rose is
generally regarded as the richest and is in the
most advanced stage of development Its ore
shipments consist of half a dozen grades of ore.
running from 6. "00 to ioo ounces to the ton
The new company will begin at once, it is said,
the erection of a concentrating plant similar to
that which the Cobalt Central Company has had
in operation since last January and which is
generally looked upon in mining circles as hav
ing opened up new possibilities for the Cobalt
camp, from the fact that it has demonstrated tlint
the low grade ores of the camp can be treated
at a handsome protlt Nlpissing has also begun
the erection of a concentrating plant along the
same lines. a.nd within the next year nearly all
the prominent companies will be shipping their
ores In concentrated form, thus saving not only
a large amount in metal values, but in the cost
of handling and transporting their product The
Cobalt Central plant during the list ten days has
Increased its daily tonnage from tifty t.> sixt\
flve. The fact that the Xiptssing interests
are investing In other Cobalt properties, has been
generally accepted in mining circles as a proof
of their faith in the richness and permanency uf
the Canadian silver camp.
The Nordborg Machine, Company, of Milwaukee,
has Informed the management of the Hutte and
New York Copper Company, that tho new pump
will be delivered as soon as that ordered by the
Boston and Montana lias been shipped. Tills new
pump weighs 38,000 pounds, has a capacity of 16,
000 gallons an hour and can lift water BOD fort
It will be installed In the station at the 700-foot
level, and will be run by a 126-horaepower West
lngliouse electric motor capable of five hundred
revolutions a minute. The Butte and New York
management lias made an agreement with the
Hutte and Superior people by which the crosscuts
at the 1,000-foot level will meet This in for the
purpose of ventilation and will save each mine a
great deal of expense. The Butte and Superior is
now- cutting through an Immense ore bod] which
runs 3Vi per cent copper.
.lohn A. Ryan, manager of the North Butte Ex
tension Copper Company, has just written to W.
T. Van Brunt, president of the company, that the
abaft is now down «55 feet He also reported
that the result of *„ assay of. ore from the
stringer, which was cut at the -.27 .foot level
taken from the «55 foot level, show, lead copper
jpoH and silver values The presence of lead
peace,, him very much as he ,' ays it bears out
his contention that the company ■».!! ret' into
the main ore body sooner and at . leas deptn
than those companies on higher ground, a *P l<»l <»
ARMY AND NAVY NEWS.
(From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. May 29-
ORDERS ISSUED.— The following orders have
been issued:
ARMY.
Major WENDELL, L SIMPSON, Wtjh Infantry: Captains
BAILEY K. ASHFORD and HOWARD H. RAH.-..
medical corps, from Hattlesburg, Miss, to proper *ta-
Colonel L.EVEN C. ALLEN. 12th Infantry, to retired list
Following , ofSeers. Ordnance Department, detailed chief
ordnance officers at manreuvre camps tnitcaren.
Lieutenant Colonel J. WALKER RKNF." at At«^»
ranch 'aptain EDWARD M. SHIXKJJE at Atnen -
can Lake P MaJor JOHN W. JOYES at Chickamausa
Park. Major SAMVWL H. HOF at Fort R»e>;
"««£. 'FTt^^na-nf HA^T^^RdMn.^S
Ma^HN'T. deta ,W mem-
Lea^ General Staff con*, vice »Wor f?g^*£sfi£:
Leaves of absence: Captain CAMFBKLt. K yi^; n^ii r n X
fantry. three month ; Contract Bojw. F^ D^E^
H. SPARRENBERGER. one month and twenty ».■»
from July 10. navt
Commander C F. POND*, "detached the Buffalo: to 13th
T,euVran hh tO1?^t O1 ?^m r rnT4' rt v " PHATT. detached Nava,
Lleut^nTr: sU^srn3SS**«ac*aal the Ohio: home
Lleu^nanT'K^WHITTEN. detached Naval Academy;
I.i-menant NHN H ' T BAKER, to the North , Caro.ina.
BIDWELL. detached" Naval Academy; to the Mlial
Vl^hifm/r" 1 A* 'g M VRTIN W. LE R- HBIBERO and
MidrtJUjinen^A. g^^J,^, Nava i Academy: to the
Mid±nlS h r CJ^^reVKNS. G. E. BRANDT -c, E .
AMES, d-tached Naval Academy: to the Ches.er.
M ' d ',n p B ™Mi^..^S»Sv/^v, H , u K?4" y f,J-5;
DC pvrTERSnX Jr.. J. W. SANKIN. W. SMITH
and <■; W STRt'BLE. detached Naval Academy; to
!HdX"en h J J T n %r°n RK AR. H- X PARSON, C tt
WEST and R. C. WHITE, detached Naval Academy,
to the tv« Moines, via the North Carolina.
Ensign K. WHITING, detached duty on the Concord: to
the supply- MARINE CORpg .
Lieutenant Colonel C. A. DOYEN and COL. ft DICKINS.
Major D D. PORTER, assistant adjutant and inspector,
Maior D r> P'IRTIOP.. a>sistant adjutant and Inspector,
detached marine barracks. Washington: to headquar
ters vice Captain P. M BANNON. to marine bar-
Majo"r CEC E- S^cSffi^i^ta H. LEONARD and First
Lieutenant T. HOLCOMB. Jr., report for examination
Captain ' 'n '" H HALL detached the Maine; to marine
barracks, navy yard. Mare Island, vice Captain K. M.
Cntts. to th» Maine.
contain F \ JOS VS assistant quartermaster, detached
nUvv yard. i.^ E u.- Island; placed on retired ltst.
Cat.taln' \ T. MARIX. detached School of Application.
\nnanolis- to Ist Provisional Regiment Marines. Cuba-
Captain P. M. FtIXKV. Jr.. orders to Cuba revoked.
First Lieutenant E. R. BEADLE, detached the Mary
land: to marine barracks, navy yard. lyagiie Island.
First Lieutenant F. C. M'CONNELL. detached navy yard.
'Washington: to Mario* Battalion. American lunation.
Peking. vice First Lieutenant T. H. BROWN, to
headquarters.
First Lieutenant W. T. HOADT.EY. detached na\y yard.
Portsmouth: to marine barracks, nary yard. WiaV
Second Lieutenant H. <". JtTDSOW, detached navy yar.r.
Boston: to marine barrack?, navy yard, Mail Island;
thence 'to the Ohio.
Colonel W. I*. BiDL'i.i;. three months leave.
MOVEMENTS OF WARSHIPS.— The following
movements of vessels have been reported to the
Navy Department:
ARRIVED.
May 27— The ft r\r>..\ at Norfolk; the Tennessee anil the
"Washington at San Pedro.
May :> The Chicago und the Arkansas at Annapolis;
'the Wolverine «! Erie; the Iwana at Boston; the
I'reble. the Farragut. the Fox ani the Davis at
Eureka.
PAII.KP.
M^v 27 The Nero, from New r>r> a fT Hampton
'Roads; the Charleston, from Monterey for Portland.
Ore.; th.- T*nnfe« and the Washington, from £anta
Barbara for San Pedro.
May US — The .\t..-irenda. {Rom Itradford for Hampton
Roads ;tl>6 Connecticut, the Kansas, the Vermont
aril the Iyrii«iana. from Tacoma for San Francisco;
the Minnesota, from Bremen for £an Franj-isco.
"Hi" rHibuq'V. now crut«tnjr In WM Indian wa.t«T!«. or
dered to na\-y yard. Portsmouth, N. H a:-, ma July 1,
for repairs.
NAVAL TROPHY WINNERS.
Washington. May 23.— The cruiser Albany, the
gunboat Wilmington and the torpedo boat Perry
were the trophy winners in their respective classes
in the annual record target practice at one mile
for 1908. according to the results announced at the
Navy Department to-day. The Albany had a final
merit of 76. with the St. Louis at S3 and the
<'har!e.»ton at 67 as star ships. The Wilmington's
final m^rit was fiT The Perry had a final merit of
6?. Star ships are those that attain at least 85
per cent of the final merit of the trophy winners.
In the standing of fleets the Pacific fleet leads
with a final merit of firt. the Atlantic fleet being
next with 55. It is said that in the percentage of
hits and rapidity of tiring the records show ap
proximately double those of 1903. «
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Chicago, May 2?. Violent fluctuations in th»
price of May deliveries of wheat, corn and oats
marked trading on the local exchange May wheat
and corn each sold over a range of Be. and May
oats over a range of 4T»C. With the exception of
May wheat, the final quotations on which were*
up l '»c. the market closed weak. May corn beinsr
off 2 to :" 2 c and oats 3%c lower July wheat
closed lower, corn a shade lower, and
oats were down %c Provisions were unchanged
to .■>.- higher
The closing out of the May delivery was the
feature of trading in th« Wheat pit. and the un
certainty attending the final efforts of the shorts
to extricate themselves from the grasp of the
bull leaders had a tendency to restrict trade In
the deferred futures. ' The market opened irregu
lar, the May option belnp: firm, and the future
delivery rather weak. Within a short time, how
ever, May dropped 3»jc on profit-taking sale*.
Bull leaders then began to support the market,
and the price advanced to a point ; i._. ,- above the*
former high mark of the day. This also caused
an almost complete recovery la the deferred
futures, the price of which had dropped -<• on the
Instruction.
For Both Sexes— City.
THE BEKI.ITZ SCHOOL. CP l-ANOIAOES.
Madlaon Square ill.: Broadway ,
Harlem Branch. 343 Lenox A>«.. n«»r i->7tj» j«
Brooklyn " 73 Court 6t 8L
FUMMER SCHOOL AT ASBURT PARK V T
T.«ch«r, sent to all place, »lthl n hwndr.d mll«
St'ltool Agencies.
Mr. U. J. TOUNO-FULTON. 23 Umoo S au »,^
break in May. »■»•» of ihm day was OaaMMMt9
In favor of the bears, -weather eaoMtLena in t'r.e
Southwest heiri? reported as fawavaMl to •••
crop and cables b»^s; weak. The market closed
strong for May arfs easy for other deliveries.
May opened unchanged to V higher at <t 0* tr>
$1 03^2. sold off to $1 05. and then advanced to
$1 11. The close was at $1 10^. July opened &Q •*
lower to ■-, -. to :: 4c4 c Ms, rat] to SO^c. aeM
off to S3?ic and then advanced to 90 s ir to 30* 4 c.
The close was at 90*,<\ Clearances of wheat ar.l
flour were equal to ;<JO.9Qit bushels. Exports f<->r
the week as shown by Bradstreet's were equal to
2.500.000 bushels Primary receipts were ST3.OW
bushels against 731,000 bushels en The same day
last year. Minneapolis. Duluth and Chicago re
ported receipts of ISS cars against IK cars last
week an/1 490 cars a year a?".
The corn market opened weak with fr.» Mi'
delivery unchanged to 1c below the first quotation
of yesterday. No support for May seal i ap
parent from the bull leaders and the bears
quickly knocked an even 5c from the price, quo
tations dropping *£c to 3 ic at a time. Trading :rs
the mean time was in small lots. The deferred
futures declined along 1 with May. Shorts tlx«a
began to cover and the market rallied as quick'.y
as it had declined. The market was extremely
nervous for the remainder of the day. "Wet
weather in parts of the corn belt had ■ tendency
to strengthen the future months. The market
broke sharply in the last two minutes of tradisj
on renewed selling of May. the p-ice <-■* which
dropped more than 3c on the last few trades.
The close was weak. May opened unchanged to
l« lower at Sl*ic to S2Uc. declined to 77** c ar.d
then rallied to *2^c The close was a - 30c to
Soȣc. July opened unchanged to He lower at
67 l ie to 67---sc. sold at 67*ic to 67*ic declined. to
66*ic and closed at 67*4 Cto <5735 c. Local receipts
were 337 cars, with fJ2 of contract grade.
Oats for May declined nearly four cents hi the
first half hour and 4 »'- within an hour. The
future deliveries ■were also weak. but the de
clines were less marked. The market rallied
along with wheat and corn, but only about one
half the loss was regained. Favorable crop re
ports tended to check the advance. The market
closed weak. May opened iei c lower at 5S »c de
clined to 51 Vie and closed at 51'"v July opened
»c to ' 4 c lower at 47 ! 4 .- to 47?»c. sold off to #•%«
and closed at 4<>* 4 c. Local receipts were 153
cars.
Provisions were firm all day on an active de
mand by commission houses and local packers.
At the close July pork was up 2^ to -"c at $1Z 7,0.
Lard was Ie higher at $SSJ ! -. Ribs were un
changed at $7 37^.
Estimated receipts for Monday: Wheat. 11 car?;
corn, 157 cars; oats. '• • cars; hogs, 14.000 head.
There will be bo market on Saturday.
Proposals.
PROPOSALS FOR TURFING. ETC.— WAR EEPAKT
ment, Off.'-c of tt* Constructing Quartermaster. N-»
London. Conn.. l?ay 1. 19u$. — sealed proposals for re
moving parados back of. and tarfinjr a!l sicpes ca road
to. Batten Hoppock. Fort H. tJ. Wr:Rht. N. V.. wlO
be received at this office until 11:45 a. rr... Juaa J, 130 S.
and then opened. Information furnish"! on application.
Envelopes containing proposals should be Indorsed. "Pro
posals for TurnriK, etc.. Battery Hoppock," and ad
dressed. WILLIAM E. MORTON. Major. Qr. 3fc
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS. V. C. WAsH
inston. May -T>. IVOB Sealed proposals »ill bo
received at this office until IS:M oVlocic noon. Juno
X. neft for furnishing and installing a 10i> H. P.
boiler, and to make all •ciaaau c&aßffl in th»
piplns to connect up with the present plant an.l
furnish all necessary accessories at th* power tumam
at the Home lot the Aged and InF.rm a" Biu« Flams.
D. C. £pecifloatior.\ an«i proposal blanks mar b» ob
taln»d at this oflbre. Room No. IS. H. B F. sTJBC
FARI.AND. HENRY L. WEST. JAY J. JIORKOW.
Commissioners. D. C
SEALED BIDS OR PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVE©
by the Board of Water supply. In th» orr.o* of th*
Board. .»" • 2S«> Broadway. N«w York. Room S*lO, r.'.r.ra
floor, until 11 a. m. on June 2. 130 S. FOR THE iTiN
BTRUCTION OF THE ROXDOL'T SIPHON AND ONE
HALF OF HONTICOU GRADE TUNNEL IN THE 3
TOWNS OF MARBLETOWN AND NSW PALI:: L'Lr-
BTER COUNTY. NEW YORK. At the abovs tea aa<t
tttne the bids will be pub!lcly opened and read. 1-.*1 -.* i-^a.-i
of the contract. If awarded, »i. ba made aa soon tiers
after as practicable. Pamphlets containing lnronnation -ft
bidders, form of contract, speclflcattons. etc.. and pamphlets
of contract drawings can b* obtained at Room 1.v.5 at
the above address by depositing th« sum of ten dollar*
($10) for each pamphlet, or twenty .10. .^.-3 <$2t» for eaca
•et. to Insure their return la acceptabl* condition wlthia
thirty days from the data on wbicn bids are to b« ooecVt,
For further particulars see city K*<.ord.
JOHN A. BENSEL. } Com.T:!ss!rTjar»
President; 1 .-; tr»
CHARLES X. CHADVTICK.f Boari'of
CHARLES A. SHAW. J Waur Suoblt
J. WALDO SMITH. «"«**.
Chief Engineer.
THOMAS HASSETT.
Secretary.
OFFICE OF THE CITT CHAMBER la.IX.
Os«r«f>. N. T.. Hay Sta. 10.13.
QKALET> PROPOSALS WILL. 62 RECEIVED AT TIT 3
*^. office of the undersigned In th« City of Oj-aeso. N. T .
until the 3rd <?ay of June. 190*. at 12 o'clock H.. for fMt
! purchase of $270,000 4Ht registered W*t<r Binds ■>{ «i ;
: City (exempt from ail Uxation). of the «leaommj.ti'-i of
. JI.OOO «nd $30\> «ach. .".at-i June Ist. 130* and BatttXtSfl
Jl3.:.n<> annually. comm-»r:lns Jun-» Is. 1909 laurssS
payable June Ist and Decerr.oer Ist. Ptlncteal and • —
l«r«st payable at {he cfllc* of th» Cnite* St.ites Mortca**
, and Truit Comrany of New TorSt City. Bonds wfiS b»
certified as to genuineness by above named Tms' Cbm
, pany. and their legality approved by J. h Ca.'dwel"'
i Esq.. of New York City. Each prop , must b« a.-roa
' rained by a. certlfled check on an incorporated ba-» or
: trust company, payable to order cf City Charr.be-'a'- fw
I t'-r of the ?ar value of bonds bid for. * Delivery 'o-'Voaii
; will b» made on the sth day of me IOCS, at ele\ja
o'clock A. M. at the ofSca of Above named Trust Com
pany. The right Is reserved to reject any or all blii.
For circular and blank form of bid address th» a*ov«
mentioned Trust Company or th» under»isn».i
J. CARROLL SMITH. City Cbamftartata
I "PROPOSALS F"rv PAPER.— DEPOT QC&KTEB
j X master's OfHee. 26th Street * Gray's Fer'y R^vt
I Philadelphia. May IS. t»"» — Sealed proposals in t-'a'i-
I tat- subject to the usual con.'.if.ona will b« rece'*e4
here until 11 o'clock A. M Jt;n<» 1 10»\<» and then
opened for furnishtnf an: d»liverini< at thi» .l#pot- ITS . .>
pounds lnterltn«>.l fas-- Llninsr Faper tn,< l 443 rean»
Manila Wrapping Fap«>r: »üb]fci to inerfas* pf Jr-rn ■'•'•-•
to SOT» In tiuantitlrs. If desired by this ■•■■•.■■•'"--.«
right Is reserved to reject or acc-pt uny or all r-or^ »i'»
or any part thereof Frefereti.-o will f, g:ve n tj a'tic'e*
of domestic manufacture, conditions ct uuallty and Bttem
Unoludtng In the pries of toniga prodocttoita or' mil- u
fartures the duty therein) !.r:- e.v»aJ. Sample, can b«
*e«n and blanks fur proposals an.l full Inform^ticn wi.t
be furnished un app;k-atl>.n ar th!-. depr>t. Ebt*Cod««
containinit proposals ti> b^ Indorsed "Proposals for Fa-^r
l>epot Quartermaster. wwuov. .
X War Department. ■ OOc« of tho Constructing
Quartermaster. New London Cm i May 1 100*
Healed proposals f^r the. construction of » breW or
ston« bakery bulldtn* at Kort Terry N. T.. am* in
• tailing pl-ambln*. electric wirm* and'li*ht!ni fixtures,
anrt heating plant. In same will ba recetvtti ar •■••■«
OfflM until I£SO A. '■ .. June 1. lIXW. . n , t ,;,.„ 2£i££
Information furnishert on application. Ebtslomj con
talnuiic proposals should be •ndorstd, -Proposa's for
Majorca* U Mr "' ! ' " '■'■ WILLI\M E. Ul)11 t O\'
Major. Qr. Mr. *
"PROPOSALS FOR REPAIRING BIXK.HBAD. -WAR
X Department, > >m< • of th« Con»tructlni Quartermas
ter. New liondnn. Conn.. May I. l<*\* —sea,*! prop«>sa'*
for repairing timber bulkhead at Fort ,-.-•- • r ■
will b* rectlve.i -•• this o<T>.c» until ll:3t> s. ra Juni
1. ii«« mi then openad. Information furnished or ap
plication. Envelopes conralntnjc proposal* shou N» in
dorse-1. "Proposals for B«pa..rinj Bulkhead. "" aai *i
<lreM«d. WILXJAM T. HORTON. SUjor. Qr. Mr
PROPOSALS rOB CONSTRUCTION OF" UG3T 1.N3
roc, SIGNAL TOWER -War X>r>artn££ ©*« £
th« Coa?tructins C-*rt*rma««f. N«w London. Cons
M-iv 1. !CH">s — Scaled proposals r « urn ennatruotion or" »
light «tr.4 t*f fljmat t<w«r at Ten Mlchle x T -*i:i
h« r«c»lve<j at thia off.-. until lt:15 a m .. Tua» 1 ' l:*v*
an! then npen».l Ia?orm»tloa furn'.shad m arjtte.it '©a.
EavKopes cor.tainins proposals »hou:d rv tailors^ Pro
posals for Light and Fo* Strsai Tower. »aJ -Hrrufnt
WILLIAM S. HORTO.V. Major. Of. Mr.

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