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jjJJES. GULPS POISOK'
gISKS DRAFT WATER.
of yak* Crack Tackle Dies
Jfcf Before Dinner Part*,.
U0- Frances Bloomer, twenty -nine
&' ' daap !ucr of James Frank . Bloomer.
«*•"" eJd ' * is a , tn< . Hotel Armr. Walnut Hill*.
<*** Law* w ho since last January had been
-jcjs*^ irc-othor. Ralph J. Bloomer, a broker,
l!?fjj| proad *«•«•. in apartments at the
i* a -v*'" apartment house. No. 40 East
P&*'® " grarsk a quantity of cyanide of
P* j£| nieht in her brother's apartments
5SS»rttF afterward.
vp--sc woman had been eating a cracker.
** 1 tins had taken tip a glass which she
\L*i « t r-ts ; r < "5" 5 inkinp water, but which
I^Mipatooa which had boon used earlier In
ffS "by Mi- Ci= . .~!<t and her maid in clean-
articles of Jewelry. Miss Bloomer and
3tf^ WT planned to so to dinner. She play
'-^^^alned of being "famished** with her
«>* *«« nrned a cracker.
hrrth*"" " a<l MM finished dressing for the
narTv. when his sister announced she was
* ni3 * r * l f n he neal<<l her choking.
*^]cd "«* tr> n<>r Xo got a lass of water ana
. ied to pet-It for her. She told him to go
' _,! his dressing, that she would get it,
j'^, walked out of the front parlor and
r^ f private hall to the bathroom.
F ' Se r'asscs ««re «=sde by side on a small
Vtisfld 1U t '' e athroom. one containing
°". the other cyanide of potassium. The
*_, y^j-i h-T - am. and. running to her.
her say:
<ft Kalr h - a-J rk: Iv, "al'°' '«'d poison—
trw? fr!a«?. Kun quick' Get a doctor!**
~» tiro.hfT caucht his sister up in his arm?
r*ar. wW> h * r to the rarl.T. The brother
-hPnf^ fOTf 0T Dr. Forl>es Hawk.?, of No. 42
jpj, c'.reet. adjoining the Madison Square
Down* house.
•& Sorter ust-d a stomach pump. and. de
4t» <p:irk work, found his efforts unavailing.
« Boomer died ricry shortly after the arrival
*v Hawkes. The brother said he had tried
•xr* wsa* whiskey down his sister's throat,
;'£• »as= unable to swallow it.
Ct;ain McCauler. of the new West 2i"»th
mfi nation. ?ent a detective to the apart
~*n bouse. Ooroner Acritelli j»p*»nt an hour
.= g half taikirc ws*h th» I. rot and the
jaJaome Pierre.
-» r.a:d »aM she, with Miss Bloomer, had
jr. rifrf.-,. <; some of Miss 810->m> jewelry
*g[itit iftamoon. ar.d she had bought some
ss;3e Of potasElom. The jewelry was dropped
icifflass and rinsed off in •:.-' water in an
jer f^ss. Mis? Bloomer, the maid said, had
Cio -d her aeainrt the poison.
(pgger AoriteJli ?rave permission to send the.
ji^- cf Miss Bloomer to her Cincinnati home
m-
I:. Bl'XTifT. following: his sister.* death,
sjei cp on the telephone the friends ■with
*s be and hi<= sister were to have dined and
2J« En excuse for his inability to %•< to din
r. So* the brother was unable to say. over the
gjMne. the real reason — that his sister v. a,*
£» Bl^tniT. according to b>3th the brother
td*J»n;aid. v.as in an unusually happy frame
■-■ c af'^rn'X-n. and seemed to look fur-
Bdtitbe dinner i>arty with pleasure. She
Of tt fare fvAfd h«»r visit in this city in July,
aaiaYv.- *o have returned to Cincinnati.
TStttaer "f the young woman is a retired
aSsv&ZBL. and was formerly connect***! with
'> Qxtaati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad.
MJaStc liartiTi B. Bix>mer. is connected with
*14t Chain Belt Company, of New Jersey.
"^^nrs ago Bloomer came to this city and
trad in the broVc^raee business. wher> he hi
>!si(s of the firm of Ralph J. Bloomer & Co
ir <s aud 50 Broad street. He is a Tale -nan.
y*-ars was tackle on the Tale foot
m
WCZ'SS MARSH S DEATH.
l lho-Li^ai r Investigator* Xot
Convinced Rabies Wax Cause.
;xs2i;::p» a; jK'inted by the MeOJro-Iyegal So
* torn vest !?aie the death o* W:lli«ra H. Marsh.
l*T. in a prelhnlaary report to the society last
Si at its railing In the Waldorf, f-aid It wj*.«
tiCMed that Mr. Marsh ci.l die from r^bl-s.
1 Van Gk-sen. who was at th- meeting, sad
***a« so co;:bt that Mr. Marsh had rabies.
*prrs va« found in such number? that inocula
trfruiri^a ;>ijt? w.--« not t>elieve,l to be ne,-e*
*" to *>tat;;>t. The diagnosis.
*• Van Giesu-a explained how- The germ wa«
Ot and by mear* oJ chart" - ated what it
*S! lie. a mutloxi was carried that the BO-
W -'"■ th*- enforcement of present laws *nd
*fethtr it-gi.-'.iUor..
•* tosrr.in^e thought live animal* aba ; . have
* is'jcuia'.f-d »:i)i the virus from ilr. Marsh M
1i;:: «ib«-y<.3d a doubt the nature of the disease.
| **i»a to lr.vf-stigate the effectiveness of the
*Sar irtz'zr., -r.i ; to find out the power at mind
to discuss the right to give drugs to
** lit 4eirth asoajr; to inveytipate the power
tto-euggestion, and to l«-ara whether the Modl-
Jwfwf^on should not lead in investigation along
"tftyeicai llsef
.
**^ps:<!est of tbe society, I>r. Clark Bell, said
'wfcud f-ar had a tremendous potency.
1 *»' X Jlarrh would have been kill-d by
■"•*»**■ if he had not succumbed to rabies.
* **»*y w;:i aot meet again until the third
****/ in October.
■■ SUBWAY WILL START SOON.
•^ifasg Hurley, of the old Rapid Transit Cozn
***>• Predictej last r.lrht that dirt would be
hostile ro-jrt!i avenue subway before many
* fcafl passed. He was speaking at a mass
*HfcP-. Hall. Brooklyn, called to protest
"Cor.trr.;kT Me'z's injunction rr.-thods '•
«a:fl ttart the aaawwy was wanted by
**■» •"' BtouMju; was an Immediate neces
! ' '■•- df-v^joprr.'-nt of the greater city, and
•.-.:t (3<_:ay.
J*« BH r<-+o-in<3e<l tn front at the hall for
. ! *» *■•■• before the time of the mating.
''Thwnss E. Oark fi-.al!y called the »wenv
j- •••««- no one l«rker a peat, and many
'*»»• hiij two. The speaker* were ex-Mayor
**- Boody. Ar.<sr^w •■ baa*, the Rev. Dr. S.
** Ofdjr.an. Boroucfa President «'ol.r J.nd El-
rr'-s!'i»-r,t of the aWed Boards of
\. .
■ Co*r jaj,j r*re«i -..■«■-... r.s of raising
s*** tJ * subway, which he Mid had not been
7*** WttAirly hefore. that of eellirg In Ocio
****»« whicn remained unpaid after three
Ftqq Jio.w.frt) to tSb&XUKti, he said could
£** & this way at little expense. He asked
f* 8 * •• th* subway to refer to it hereafter
brook connection Of the lnterborougn
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
»"•* Ehaaiey. charged with committing ;»-r-
*** '-' his trials by swearing that he had
l % "* ltT ««' to -he bar. when X is alleged that
V^**"* been admitted to practice, was yes-
la x,}**, bail »m each of the two charges
I- J rii: ' • court and ttetit to the Tomb? in de
f !*
■ 7»a:t " a *.. ck m j,j cb it ;« ai'.egcd she re
>- a **i* a^o. Clara Sannltslgo died sud
\ !x3ay Rt her home. No. "52 East HSlh
k ,**' Arrinarco. of No. Zi2 East HSth
[(i,,^ ******** on complaint of Phillppi di
h »4v ***»« address, who charged the prla-
« *• i! * t{lr ' t war granted an interlocutory
v. l 0l 01 '*'* <:'": '" • yesterday by Justice
kfc ta... **• "i* tjj.r«-n^ Court, from John
j GIRL THROWN 30 FEET.
.into in' Yonkerx Knocks Her Off
Bicycle ami Speeds On.
Miss Dorothy Crehore. daughter of Albert C
Crehore. a New Tork. electrical engineer, living 1
at No. 409 North Broadway, Tinkers, was struck
and thrown thirty feet last evening: by an auto
mobile In North Broadway, near Hudson Ter
race, Yonkers. /
Miss Crehore was riding her bicycle close to
I the curb. She was thrown Into the air and
! landed on the sidewalk, where *he lay uncon
: sciouss.
I The automobile- did not stop, but continued on
at hißti speed, it was said.
William Laytouf. of No. 72 Warburton avenue,
i and Miss Marguerite Fulton, of No. 127 Glen
! wood avenue, paw the accident, and both re
ported to the police that the number of the
machine was 24.110 N. T.
According to the register No. 24.110 N. Y. is
j owned by Joseph Eastman, of No. 4 East 70th
street. Mr Eastman, who is at his summer
home in Tarrytown. «aid over the telephone last
; night that his machine went through Tonkers
j yesterday, but that he had not heard of any
• accident.
POLICE CATCH TARTAR.
Blacksmith Whips Half Dozen
Patrolmen in Tenth Avenue.
A muscular blacksmith, six feet two inches in
height, vlio said he was James Calley. of No. 446
Bat 4Mb street, was locked up In the West 47th
■MM police station last evening after having
' whipped half th" reserves of that station.
I <all-;-. against whom the charge of Intoxication
and disorderly conduct w-»« made when he was
finally locked up. spt-nt the early part of last
♦-venine strutting about from one to another of the
' saloons along Tenth avenue near 47th street, the
. police say.
"I eat lick anybody— anylwdy in the world." he
is credited with shouting by Patrolmen Hayden
and McGee, the latter a probation officer. BlcOee
■sauntered over to the blacksmith and suggested
that he tone down a little. McG*e a second later
' raised himself «lowly from the sidewalk. Patrol
1 man Harden rushed to McGee's aid. but he also
: was bowled over. Both officers rushed upon Cal
' ley again, and were or.c* more knocked down.
Some one telephoned for the reserves from the
! West 47th street station, and Patrolmen Hoare.
j Kennedy. F!acl*r. Quick and Twilllger reached the
' scene of strife just In time to see Hayden ajid Mc
i Gee go down for about the fourth time. The re
; serves rushed upon Calley, but he side-stepped their
; advan<-e . and then pierced the centre, sending sev
i eral of the patrolmen to the pavement. A big
| crowd law Calley Sold off the policemen for several
| minutes.
; Af:-: iii«? prisoner had been locked up in the
West 47th street station. Dr. Derby, of Roosevelt
Hospital, patched up the officers. Patrolmen Hay
. den ami HoOec reported s-'^k. and were sent to
. the'r h«>m-.« They were suffering from various
contusions, and Hayden's right ankle was severely
s;>ra!n»-d.
FISCIIER-HAXSEN'S STORY.
Defendant Witness in His Oxen
Behalf in Extortion Case.
Carl •"■-." ■-. I er-Hanf>en took the stand In his own
behalf yesterday In hi?, trial for extortion before
' Justice Goff and a jury in the criminal branch
j (it the Supreme Court. His story had to do main
j ly with the aamdoa> of the appeal made to him
l>y - .- boy Macs, to tike his assault case
! against the liiHadflpnlia. O'Brien.
j He also told of the introduction of O'Brien's
friend. Dowling. into the case, saying Dowllng
j l.ad com* to Mm in his olflce and begged to be
allowed to settle the ca«e on payment of 525.000.
j it being- Dowjing*s particular desire, according to
The lawyer, that O'Brien should know nothing of
the details of the settlement.
The morning session began with the opening
address of A. C Palmer, counsel for the defence.
i'r. Palmer sought :o sb a the defendant's good
character and to tell of his antecedents, but
Justice G«S excluded everything of this sort rig
orously and kept the lawyer and the witnesses to
the case. Several s/ltoe — r sought to testify to
er-Hansen*a good character. but their «-vi
l denoe was ri:!*-J out on such points.
SUES IRONMASTER TOR SEPARATION.
Mrs. Alfred E. Tower Says Her Husband
Treated Her Cruelly and Drank Heavily.
Tl;e suit of Mr*. Mary Bogardu* Tower against
aer husband. Albert II Tower, the wealthy Iron
master of ; . k€*pj*>. for reparation and ali
mony, fame up yesterday in the a ßa9reaM «'ouTt.
White Plains, afore Justice Keogh. Mrs. Tower.
tih«»-wap a telephone operator before her marriage.
t<-ok the .-Taiid an.l testined that the defend ..-t
treated her cruelly wore at her at times, and
tt.at once he -.aid he "would get rid of her by fair
mean* or foui."
PrevJou* to the court — **•■ yesterday eounaei
tried to make a oom^romise. Mr. Tower said that
he was willlnic to compromise, but would not
i.iomls- to be home every evening, a.- be mUjht
be detained away on account of business. Then
the trial began.
Mrs. Tower -- I bet husband drank heavily, and
shut he never paid any attention- :o her while
ahoard Ua yacht when other women nere making
a cruise witb them. The hearing will be continued
to-day.
GIRL BEATS ALLEGED BURGLAR.
When Samuel Dorovitz. of No. 333 East istb
street, was arraigned la The Bang Market police
court yesterday afternoon he was sadly battered
and braised He was charged with jrrand larceny
In stealing four overcoats and three women's suits,
varied at m. from Mrs. Ix.ttie Lussiter. of No. 251
Monroe street.
Mis* Marie Andres, a se\enteen-year-old German
girl, saw Dorovitz ascending to the roof of her
home, at No. 2SI Monro> street, with a bundle in
his arms. He ran Into one of the apartments and
she followed aha She says she took a long black-
Jack away from him during a struggle, then
punched him on the Jaw and bruised him up gen
erally. The twenty-four families in the tenement
bouse were aroused by the girl's screams, and for
a time there was a small sized riot. Patrolman
Crlmmins. of the Delancey street station, pushed
his way through the mob of excited women to ar
rest a much subdued Dorovitz. In court Dorovitz
waived examination and was held by Magistrate,
Finn in *1.€»» bail for the grand jury.
JAIL FOR FIVE-CENT SPOUSE.
Jacob Schwartz, twenty-one years old, of No. 234
Metropolitan avenue. Williamsburg. was brought
before Magistrate Furlong, in the Le» avenue po
lice court, yesterday, on a charge of abusing his
wife, Clara, nineteen years old. The face of the
woman was shockingly emaciated, and she was
scarcely able to hold her child In her arm« The
woman* story was one of continual abuse at the
hands of her youthful husband, which bej?an di
rectly afU-r their marriage, seventeen months ago.
In a voice weak from hunger, she told how
Schwartz had thrice deserted her. and when he had
returned had compelled her to go out to work.
Fchwart* «-t the entire court in an uproar when,
in reply to a question by Magistrate Furlong, he
said be had given his wife five cents the previous
morning.
"What!" exclaimed the magistrate, "lou are in
the habit of giving your wife only five cents?
That Is what accounts for her shocking condition.
There is only one place, for a five-cent husband,
and that is in Jail. If 1 bad my way I would Bend
rovtbore for a rear. Take him away!" called the
magistrate to one of the court officers.
$500,000 FIRE IN BIRMINGHAM. ALA.
Birmingham. Ala-. June 17— Fire which started
st the FawmlH plant of th*- Kaul Lumber Company,
at Holllns. to-night did damage amounting to be
tween SSiO.aAO and $sfrt,«/). Practically the entire
plant and over fix million feet of lumber were
burned. The flrc »• supposed to nave started from a
ipark from the slab pit.
NKW-VOKK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY, .JUNE 18. 1008.
GOV. HUGHES CHEERED
Principal Guest at Brawn Alumni
and Student Dinner.
[By Telrgrsph to The Trftnine 1
Providence. R. I . June 17. — Governor Hughes
of X*»w York was the object of one of the
heartiest welcomes ever given to a Brown alum
nus at the dinner to-day In celebration of the
140 th commencement of the university. He ww
the principal guest, and when he was introduced
a storm of applause and cheers broke forth. It
could not be stilled for several minutes, the
alumni and student.* remaining standHiK-
In his address Governor Hughes spoke of the
hijrh ideals which should actuate university men
after they had graduated into active life. He
spoke of efficiency as the ideal of American
manhood. He called attention to the need of
honest, democratic rules and of fidelity to the
Constitution, a proper regard for representative
government and the rule of reason by a free
people, educated and richly endowed with com
mon sense. He declared that the country did
not want government by caprice.
"I am here for a good time, to enjoy myself
with my classmates and old college chums." said
Governor Hughes to an interviewer. "Business
and poetics are far from my thoughts. Just
say I am here and nobody had a better tlm-
than I."
The commencement exercise? were held in the
First Baptist Meeting House, where a class of
about 125 was graduated.
Governor Hughes and President Henry S.
Pritchett of the Carnetrfe Foundation for Teach
ers were the principal speakers at the diner in
Sayles Memorial Hall. Honorary degrees wen
conferred as follows:
Fred Davis Aldrich, '95, A M., master in
Worcester Academy: Sam Walter Foss, '82,
A. M.. Somerville. Mass., librarian; Jamea Henry
Higgins. A. M., "98. Governor of Rhode Island:
Cornelius Samuel Savage, D. D., '79, minister;
Willis Frye Thomas. D. D.. '77, missionary;
Charles Sumner Ohapin, Sc. D.. head of the
Rhode Island Xormal School :\ Alfred Williams
Anthony. D. D. '83, professor in the Cobb Di
vinity School, and Henry Smith Pritchett,
LL. D., ex-president of the !Wassachusetts In
stitute of Technology.
LL. D. FOR GOVEHNOR FORT.
New Jersey Executive Honored at Seton Hall
Commencement.
South Orange, V. J.. June 17 (Special).— Tbe de
gree of Doctor of I-aws wan conferred upon fcir
persons by Seton Hall College fit the annual com
mencement to-day. With the exception of Governor
John Franklin Fort, the honor came as r surprise
to the recipients. Governor Fort, who is in Chi
cago, received the degree In absentia. The others
honored were Supreme (\ii:rt Justice I.uke D. Sta
pleton, of New York: Supreme Court Justice James
K. lflnturn. of Jersey i"ity. and Peter F. Collier.
tbe publisher and sportsman. The degrees were
presented by Bishop John J. O'Connor. Justice
Btapleton made an address to the sixteen graduates.
SMITH COLLEGE HEAD RESIGNS.
President L. Clark Seelye Has Held Office
Since Founding of Institution.
Northampten. Mass.. June 17 —The resignation of
T_ «Mark Seelye. who has been president ef Smith
College blw c it w;ts founded, in 1373. was announced
by the trnatees of thr> institution th;s afternoon.
The reason given la that Mr. Seelye has reached
tbe H»;e .if seventy years, at which time it has
always been his wish to retire. A committee of the
trustee will confer with President Seelye and re
quest him to remain in office.
Th- president in his resignation does not name
any specific date on which he wishes to retire, but
states that he would like to withdraw to private
life as soon as It is convenient for his successor to
be appointed. The resignation was a surprise to the
trustees, fnahirnt Seelye expect? to sail for i:n«
laml .July I.
COMMENCEMENT AT ST. JOHN'S.
The sixty-third annual commencement of St.
John's College. Forrlham University, was held yes
t. rday afternoon, and fourteen graduates received
diplomas. Archbishop (John M. Farley presided,
assisted by Bishop Thomas F. Hendrick, recently
from the Philippine Islands, and by President
Father Daniel .1. Qiiinn. S. J.. of the college.
Four honorary degrees of Bachelor of laws
were conferred during the exercises upon Martin
H. (Slvnn. class of "94, State Controller, and upon
Judge Peter A. H«n«lr!ck. Dr. Cliarlen E. Xamnack
and Justice James A O'Gonnan. As Judge Peter
A. nendrlck was about to receive his degree as
Bachelor of Law, Archbishop Farley handed the
;.~kin to Bishop ilenilri.k. brother of the
Judge, and. kneeling, the Judge received the degree
from his brother's hands.
DEGREES CONFERRED BY U. OF P.
Philadelphia, June IT Mure than air hundred
men and women received diploma* at the ]02d an
nual commencement of the University of Pennsyl
vania Ht the Academy of Music to-day. The fol
lowing honorary degrees were conferred: Doctor of
Science Dr. Henry <*a!wala<ier I'hapman and Dr.
Kd»i:i Grant Conklin*: Doctor of Literature. Lloyd
Doct< r of Bacred Theology, l>r. James Al»n
Montgomery.
IOWA DEGREE FOR WU TING-FANG.
lowa City, lowa, June 17.— Wu Ting-fang deliv
ered the commencement address at lowa Uni
versity to-day, speaking upon "Chinese Students In
America," upon whose influence he said he relied
"for preservation and furtherance of friendly rela
tions between the United States and China." After
his address Minister Wu received the honorary de
gree of LL- D. This afternoon Minister Wu deliv
ered an open air address.
BRYAN MAY LOSE PART OF FLORIDA.
Fletcher Leads in Contest for Senator — Gil
christ Governor on Local Option Plank.
Jacksonville. Fla., June 17.— Returns from yester
day's second Democratic primary indicate the elec
tion or Duncan U. Fletcher to the United States
Senate over Governor Broward by a small major
ity. Albert W. Gllchrist has defeated John N. C.
Stockton for Governor by a large majority. Gil
christ represented the local option element in the
prohibition fight.
It appears the Bryan faction has elected only a
part of the delegates to the Denver convention.
MISSISSIPPI INSTRUCTS FOR BRYAN.
Jackson. Miss., June 17.— The Democratic State
Convention met to-day and unanimously Instructed
delegates to the national convention to vote for
William J. Bryan.
The delegates-at-large are Senator A. J. Mc-
I^aurln. Representative John Sharp Williams, Gov
ernor E. F. Noel, ex-Governor J. K. Vardaman,
ex-Governor Lowery and ex-Governor Ix>ngino.
Sixteen district delegates were chosen.
»
BRYAN GETS TENNESSEE DELEGATION.
[By T'iegraph to The Tribune]
Nashville. Term . June 1". — The Democratic
state convention here to-day instructed the dele
gates to the national convention to vote for Bryan.
The deiegates-at-large are f* D. Tyson. C. D.
1 Fitzhugh. United States Senator James B. Frasler
and Robert 1-. Taylor.
John A. Johnson, of Minnesota, was recommended
for Vice President in the resolutions^,
$200,000 FIRE IN RICHMOND. VA.
I ny TWasrapta to The Tribune
Richmond. Va . June 17.-The plant and offices of
the Richmond Stove Company were practically de
stroyed by fire to-night. The building covered
nearly a block in the heart of the business centre
and adjoined the C.000.000 plant of the American
Tobacc/ Company, which was threatened for a
time The los« Is estimated at «*<». with Mwjtw)
insurance. Two hundred employes **« temporarily
•vi of work.
REVXIOX OF ALUMNI.
President Schurman and Andrexc D.
White Speakers at Cornel!.
ItU«ea. N. T . June 17- More than two thousand
rorn»U alumni to-day helped celebrate the fortieth
anniversary of the founding of the unl%ersity. R<>
unlonn of all the classes from - fi9 to the present
year were held and the athletic field presented the
appearance of an army camp, where tha head
qusrters of the various classes were In tents.
The main headquarters were in Goldwln Smith
Hall, in front of which, at 10:30 this morning, a
general mass meeting wai held. The alumni body
was addressed by the first president of Cornell
University. Andrew D. While, ex- Ambassador to
Germany; Judge Frank If. Hiscock and President
Schurman.
In his speech. President JBchurman said:
As we survey the work of Cornell I'nlversity
for forty years' I think we may justly claim that
it ha* been one of the potent educational factors
of the country. It has stood for progress in
education. It was the champion of scientific anr
practical education, when tiie mr-n of tlaairaj
learning looked on It with suspicion and even
with contempt. And the service Cornell has ren
dered to the farmer, to the artisan, to the en
gineer, to the manufacturer, to the vast body m
men engaged In producing and transporting the
commodities of life, and comfort, i.s writ large in
the achievements of its graduates and old stu
dents as well as In the teuchings and Investiga
tions of Its professors m
Cornell University, as the land grant college or
the State of New York. ls under obligation to
bring the result." of science to the help of the
farmer, the artisan md the Industrial classes in
general And Cornell University rejoices in this
honorable function. I trust the time [•> not re
mote when it may make a new departure in the
accomplishment of this work as head and leader
of a great system of agricultural schools for our
rural districts and of trade schools for our vil
lages and cities. What the university has done
in one place needs to be done in a hundred places
umler the guidance and stimulus of the univer
sity. Boys and girls need to be educated in
terms of their environment and industrial pros
pects. The college course is too long for the
majority, but a training for work on the farms
and in the shops could be given in day schools
and In night schools, too. for the benefit of boys
who must start to make their own living at
sixteen or seventeen years of age
BLOW KILLED MARINE.
Fatal Ending of Boxing Match on
Batt lesli ip M ississippi.
Philadelphia. June 17. — Thomas Hae-n, a
marine stationed at the League Island Navy
Yard, was killed to-night by a blow over the
heart in a .-»ix-round bout with "Johnny" Hogan,
a local pugilist, on board the battleship Missis
sippi, lying at the navy yard.
The boxing bout was the feature of an enter
tainment and smoker being given by the crew
of the Mississippi. Hajren, who was twenty
(Jght years old, had been ill for a week, and
ent^n-d the ring. It Is aa'd. against th^ advice of
the ship'B .«urg*»on. Hogan. his opponent, dis
appeared during the excitement following the
collapse of Hagen. and at a late hour had not
been found.
GOVERNORS DAUGHTER ELOPES.
Miss Mary Tweedie, of New Brunswick.
Married to Fathers Coachman.
St. John. X. B~ June 17.— Lemuel J. Tweedie,
Governor «>f New who came here to
day to attend the wedding of the daughter of
Chief Justice P. E. Barker, of th<» Supreme Court.
waa informed by telephone just after the cere
mony that his daughter. Miss Mary, bad eloped
with D:ivi.l McKeown. who until a few .I.iys a^«'
was coachman for the governor. Miss Tweedie la
nineteen years old and was prominent In society In
Chatham, the governor's home. Governor Tweedie
says that McKeown came from Scotland a year
jigo. Early lust week ne left the employ of the
governor. A day or two later Miss Tweedie went
to St. Stephen to visit a friend To-day McKeown
met her and the two were married, and started for
Montreal, where it Is thought they intend to sa!l
for England. McKeown is twenty-one years old.
NOT ALLOWED TO ALTER BEDROOMS.
Tenement Owner Wanted to Erect Shaft Re
ducing Their Size.
Justice Gerard, In the Supreme Court, denied
yesterday an application ma.V by Thomas
Krekeler for a peremptory writ of mandamus to
compel Edmund J. Butler, Tenement Mouse Com
missioner, to approve the construction of a shaft
in the four story building at No. LX East 15th street
which would lessen the area of the noor space in
two bedrooms In each of the sixteen flats in the
building from seventy-four to less than seventy
square feet each.
William Hauser, counsel fur Mr. Krekeler. con
tended that the law passed in I<«u3 did not refer
to alterations in existing tenement houses, but
only t-» those constructed subsequent to the \,nf-
Kage of that act. Assistant Corporation Counsel
O'Brien, who represented Commissioner Butler,
maintained that the erection of the shaft would
diminish the light and ventilation provided for by
the law.
Justice Gerard, in liis opinion, said that lie con
siJered the plain intent of the Legislature was
expressed in Section 6. which provided that no
alteration of a building should be permitted
which wa» in violation of any provision of the
act. and that Section 7u provided that m> room
Hhotild contain less than seventy feet of !!.>..r
space nnd t>e at least nine feet high
ST. LOUIS LEVEE SUBMERGED.
Water Four Feet Above Danger Line — Break
Floods 4.000 Acres of Farm Land.
St. Louis. June 17.— The Mississippi River has
reached a stage of 33.7 feat, almost four feet above
the flood danger line, and the levee is completely
submerged. The cellars of buildings along the
levee are flooded. Five thousand sacks were hur
ried to East St. Louis to-day to be used In
strengthening temporary Jevees and repairing weak
places In old levees. Most of the steamboats are
obliged to lower their smokestacks in passing un
der the Eads Bridge.
Four hundred feet of the Missouri. Kansas &
Texas Railway embankment, which served as a
levee protecting f ms from the Missouri River,
gave way .at St. Charles thlß afternoon, and four
thousand acres of farm land were inundated. A
wall of water eleven feet high swept through the
crevasse, and frightened families fled for their lives
to high ground.
The floods continue to recede at Kansas City
New Orleans. June !".— The number of kntwn
flood sufferers in Louisiana was increased to forty
three hundred to-night by reports from MaJOI
Foote. V. S. A., who is investigating in AroyeOefl
and Rap'rie.s parishes, along the Red River. He
found two thousand persons practically destitute.
Last week Major Foote found twenty-three hun
dred overflow sufferers in the Black River district.
AGED MAN SAVES GIRLS.
Despite His Ninety-four Years He Turns
and Cling? to Runaways.
[By T*le(rr«rh to Th* Tribune. ]
Worcester. Mass., June 17.— Bernard Cotton, nine
ty-four years old. plunged hi front of a runaway
team here to-night, caught the bridles of the horsey
and managed to twist them from the road so that
the swaying wagon did not hit two little girls who
were playing in the street.
The horses carried the aged man nearly one hun
dred yards before two or three men could reach
them and bring them to a standstill. Mr. Cotton
held on until the horses stopped, and then col
lapsed. He was hurried to a drug store, but he
revived and went home. He weigh? only 110
pounds, and has been in bad health for years.
59 GRADUATED AT CARNEGIE "TECH."
Plttsburg. June 17.— The first commencement ex
ercises of the Carnegie Technical Schools were held
to-day. Dr. Robert B. Woodward, president of the
Carnegie Institute. Washington, delivered the art
dress to the graduating class, which numbered
Mf/Hstfjwi --• .-• i. . . - .
CANADIAN AFFAIRS
The Results of the Ontario and
Quebec Elections.
Toronto, Ju >• 15 (Special.— Canadian political and
constitutional conditions sometimes afford peculiar
opportunities for the picturesque, for the display
of political fireworks, for the expression of emo
tional sentiment. The French element In Quebec,
combined with certain continental forces, have
evolved something of this: the curious commingling
of monarchical Institutions and their dignified front
and forms, with a freedom and facility of demo
cratic action unknown even to the republican sys
tem, fire responsible for more. Underlying these
conditions In most of the provinces there Is a staid.
sober, God-fearing. Sabbath observance, temperance
loving clas% built four-square upon the ideas of a
Scotch ancestry or the traditions of an English
home. The result Is occasionally seen In startling
political contrasts. Americans in reading about
Canadian affairs should also bear In mind that
while the Governor General at Ottawa opens and
closes Parliament In a state of royal splendor and
lends regal, style to all state documents and law?,
and while the lieutenant governors of the prov
inces also represent the King and each In his lesser
circle duplicates the style and dignity of the fed
eral capital, yet the prime ministers are the real
rulers of the country. Each Is absolutely dependent
upon a majority in his respective legislature; each
must resign or appeal to the people If hi* policy or
proposed legislation Is defeated in the House; each
is affected by varying winds of public opinion as
reflected by the constituencies of the province (or
Domlnlor) through the Individual representatives
In the legislature.
In the provincial elections of Ontario and Quebec,
which took place recently, there were some In
teresting points. The Whitney government In
Ontario was too certain of its position, too assured
of Its success, too flushed with the consciousness of
a good record In legislation and work In the last
three years, to allow of the contest being exciting.
At the same time the province had In local, or
what Americans would call state, politics boasted
a liberal government in power and office from 18.2
to 1905. and though the landslide In the latter year
had returned the Conservatives with a majority of
40 In a House of 106 members, it was hard to say
whether the alignment of forces would remain the
same. The Liberal overthrow in 1900 had come as
a result of political decrepitude and of barnacles
attached to a party ship of state which was really
rotting with «ge and was corroded by the evil In
fluence of office seekers, campaign or machine poli
ticians, corrupt methods of winning elections and
even frauds at the ballot box. Public opinion de
manded a change, and Liberals, as well as Con
servatives, had voted for it. But the question Just
answered was the problem of whether the voters
would stand t>y their recent decision or return to
their first love. As a matter of fact they almost
doubled the majority and gave Mr. Whitney JO
seats of out 105, with a support which, in quality of
membership and size of Individual majorities, added
t > the value of the popular tribute.
CAUSES WHICH PRODUCED THE RESULT.
What was the cause of this unusual reawtt? Mr.
Whitney Is a plain, straightforward man. blunt in
his expression of opinions, not very conciliatory In
manner, forcible In style of speech, but not by any
means an orator. His cabinet Is made up of good
average business or professional men. It was not
a question of brilliance or of oratorical fireworks.
All kinds of reasons are being given. Support of
public ownership of public utilities through the
government's Niagara power policy, say some; the
Influence of popular suspicion of the Liberal gov
ernment at Ottawa, say others— and here comes In
the curious fact that Ontario during the last thirty
years has usually voted Conservative In federal
elections while voting Liberal in the provincial con
tests; the absence of any real reason for dissatis
faction and the lack of Liberal organization, declare
many more. One might S3V that the result can-.e.
in the main, from public belief In tbe Incorruptible
honest of the Prime Minister. His policy might
be misrepresented, as all political policies are mis
represented; his legislation and record could be
minimized; his friends and followers mis»t be in
fluenced along lines of temperance or some other
special sentiment of the moment; the opposition
might be ably ted and i's contests skilfully con
ducted: but there was no meeting the statement
that the province had a transparently honest man
in control and should keep him there.
No better Illustration of Mr. Whitney's char
acteristics could be lia.l IBM his statement to a
Prohibitionist deputation a year ago that the
bigotry of extreme temperance men. their Intem
perance of language and advocacy, had for .s.ime
tin!.' pa-t retarded progress and r. form ratlvr
than helped their cause. Like master, like man.
and his Minister of Lands and Mir— carried a
measure in the I*.? session im:>osi:i* ft - itloa upon
mill's, adhered to his plan in spite of its unpopular;
lty among mining men. an.l told a delegation rep
resenting the powerful mining Interest-* "• hi> •«n
constituency that be might lose bis seit. out ii.it
the policy was right and would be parried out. To
the credit of political human nature, be II said.
Mr Coehrane's majority has Just been .louMe.l.
A different kind of conflict was thai fought oat
on the sHine day In Quebec. Tie atmosphere was
lie :l with certain unproved charges of corruption
again** one of the ministers, and of maladministra
tion In tbe affairs of one of the departments, and
the. Uoiiln government, though reasonably certain
of a return to power, was made anxious by a
dramatic occurrence in what might be called per
sonal politic-. No province but Quebec could
produce a Henri Bourassa; no people but ttie
French can thoroughly understand him or his in
fluence; no other political division of thai continent
could afford the picturesque background painted
into his canvass of life and character. Quebec
has Been many striking pictures of a political kind,
and in them all oratory held a foremost place.
Papineau, < 'artier. Mercier. «'hapleau. I.aurter.
have passed athwart its pages of history', and In
each case there has ."Hi 'i dramatic moment which
prefaced and secured success. Bourassa appear?
to have now experienced and grasped this essential
factor, and. it may be, has won his place among
the Olympians.
CAREER OF HENRI BOURASSA.
Only forty years old, and yet a member of the
House of Commons . since ISK; ■ bitter opponent
of Canada's participation ha Ins South African war
! and a keen critic of the Chamberlain policy; ■ ><»
I enemy to every form of Imperialism, yet a be
liever in British Institutions. In British connection
: as it is nt present. In monarchy as a principle and
in aristocracy as a practice; a Liberal in politics
', when lie feds like it. and an admirer of I.aurier's
personality and leadership; a Radical in all mat
ters of theory, yet ■ grand seigneur In manners
and stylo; an orator in voice and delivery, a keen,
i quick, sarcastic and clever speaker— he presents a
most interesting picture of personality and possi
bility. For some years past he had been drifting
away from his Liberal moorings at Ottawa. Im
possible as a minister, on account of his unpopu
lar war attitude and Its influence In Canada out
side of Quebec; honest in matters of public trust
and therefore revolted by certain indications «>f
political and personal corruption in Dominion af
fairs; approving of Sir Wilfrid Lauri^r tut disap
proving of many of his ministers and some of his
legislation, lie had voted and spoken accordingly.
Hence his position m Par!ian.*nt was becoming
strained when, In the spring of 190 T. certain charges
were made agaln«t Act-lard Turgeon. a minister of
the Quebec government, and he seized the oppor
tunity to leap into the provincial arena and start
-upon an oratorical tour of the province in the
avowed Interests of purity in its political life. In
Mr Turgeon he seems to huve met his match. A
comparatively young man. a member of the Legis
lature for seventeen years and a minister for some
time, the orator of the government and of the
party at Quebec, decorated by the Crown for gen
eral merit and position in public affairs, he was
no mean antagonist. The charges in question in
volved his alleged effort to obtain a campaign fund
out of the sale of several hundred thousand acres
Of provincial lands. Newspapers charged It. the
courts dealt with it and the Legislature discussed
it. Nothing was really proved, and in the end
lawsuits and newspaper abuse and partisan decla
mation «'n!y brought the matter down to a basis
of Mr. Turgeon's word, character and career
against the allegations of a man variously de
scribed as an adventurer an.l a H.-l.;ian nobleman.
Hut the charges were good platform material to
an opponent, and no man could use them more
forcibly than Henri Buuras»a
In the en-1 Mr Turgeon Interrupted the BovrsMa
tour of the constituencies by daring his critic to
cease tilting at windmills, to leave hi.* secure seat
in the Commons and to meet him fTvraaea)) in his
constituency of B«llechasse— and let the best man
win. The minister resigned his seat, the member
At Ottawa did the *aru«, and the ensuing fight In
Bellechasse was spectacular In the extreme. t ir/f
It finally left Bourassa lying uader an adverse ...a
jority of TOT votes. With the general election*
which have Just ended he revived, raised his lane*
against the whole Gouin government, ran several
candidates In other constltnetictes. while he hlmsel*
faced the Prime Minister in a division of Montreal.
The Conservative party, which has Men" almost
dead in the province, with seven members of th*
late Legislature against a Literal host of aboaS
seventy, also picked Itself up. got out Its candi
dates in the constituencies, and. under the leader*
ship of P. E. Le Blanc, proceeded to put up a vig
orous light for life and Influence- even if there «*•
not much chance of winning office.
THE CONTEST-IN MONTREAL.
Premier Gouin Is not a man of magnetic P*r*;
sonallty, but he is respected and he had a recor*
of reasonably good legislation: his government*
in its three years of office^ — he ha.l succeeded S..
N. Parent, another Liberal, without any laterven-*
Ing election — had been clean of scandal except in;
the Bouraasa charges of the last year; he had a>
progressive educational policy which even his*
opponents could not criticise; his administration
had won a record for careful and cons*rvatt»ar
management of provincial finance?. Prestige and'
position went a/ long way. also, and they go fur
ther in Quebec province than in most place*, and.
to the public. It seemed a very plucky thing for*}
Bourassa to go up against thr Premier In a>:
metropolitan constituency which was supposed to;
be strongly liberal, and where Sir Wilfrid Lao
rier's specific statement that he -was personally*
a supporter of Mr. Gouin might be expected t»
have a pronounced effect Each candidate ran in
another constituency, so as to be fairly certain
of a seat In the House, and their Montreal battle
became the spectacular centre of the elections.
Mr. Bourassa could obtain ho halls larg*»
enough to hold the crowds that desired to hear
him; out-of-doors meetings ran into masses of?
ten thousand and twenty thousand persons; spon
taneous processions followed his carriage through*'
the streets. Yet there was nothing striking in hi*'
policy of an honest administration of depart
ments or of the better protection of forests and'
crown lands. He did. however, stand for Quebea
and Quebec alone; he was throwing off all Do- 1
minion entanglements and becoming purely pro
vincial in politics, as he had long been French la
principle. These things, in a man of impressive*
personality, the masses could understand, and
these things they liked. He was elected by a.
fair majority, with two follower* In other con—'
stituencies, and the opposition as a whole In th*«
new Legislature will have a great advance upon
the last in numbers, although Mr. Gouin carried
the province by a substantial working majority.'
Mr. Le Blanc is still in doubt as to his personal!
election, but about eighteen Conservatives tr*i
returned as compared with seven in the previous^
House. Mr. Bourassa becomes, so far as one can-:
anticipate anything from his complicated per
sonality, a power in the province, a force bitterly*
opposed to the Gouin government and not very
friendly to the Laurier administration at Ottawa,
and this latter fact may have far-reaching result*,
in the Dominion elect:.. of some time in th»
next twelve months. For the moment, however.;
Mr. Gouin and his friend* express satisfaction.'
with the situation.
This revival of Conservatism In Quebec. Its
overwhelming victory in Ontario. Its recent success
in carrying New Brunswick after twenty years of'
Liberal rule. its proved ability in the last year to>
boM Manitoba and British Columbia by good ma-
Joritles. have put new life and heart into the Do
minion Conservative party and have made possible*
■ change which two years ._ would have been
annul impossible. In the Parliamentary strug- ,
gle now going on at Ottawa the results In Ontario
and Quebec wen anxiously awaited and the effort;
of the Laurie* government to amend the fran— ?
• Mm act and, incidentally, to taKe control of the
preparation of the electoral lists for Dominion pur- •
poses out of the hands of the provincial iConser
•-at:-. governments of Btaadanba and British Co
lumbia, win probably be checkmated. Indications
nre that a compromise has now been reached in
the fight grains on for some w<*eks past and in
which the Conservative opposition practically said:
■if you da not eliminate the obnoxious clauses in
ilii* franchise m* -'.> we will not pass supplies."
In other words, the government would have hid no
money ••■ run the affairs of the country— an unen
durable situation, which the opposition could cre
ate by its technical right to discuss in detail every
item of supply, instead of passing large amount*
en tUx- as is the custom. It is an Interesting situ
ation, and the end is not yet. Meantime the coun
try is not worrying, the weather has been splendid,
th-" cr'-p prospects are the best or. record, busi
[,►.•.« i:= reviving from the depression of last winter
and l:( re -■.»->■■. prospect pleases" only polities
la troublesome, to paraphrase an '■'■ I hymn.
NEARLY DROWNS RESCUI2TG BOG. \
Three Policemen Finally Drag Man and
Beast from River as Crowd Looks On.
Janaea John-on. a husky Swede, who said he
liv«>d at No. Cot East Mtl street, almost drownej
last night in an attempt to save the !tfe of a h '%
Newfoundland dog that had b*>en pushed oft th*
recreation pier at •: •■ foot of East 21th street. The
man was saved by three policemen.
Tl_ere were about four hundred weewn and chtl
ilr^n on the pier last night, when jume boys pushe-1
tiit- dot overboard. .[■■-•. .-aw the dog flounder
ing In Ib* watt : and plunged ir. t«> the rescue.
The dog misunderstood Johnson's purpose, arvl
as Johnson reached for the animal It seized, him
liy the coat collar and started swimming toward!
the en.! of the pier. Johnson's struggles pulled]
hoth nimself and the dog under water.
Sergeant Werz and Policemen Ijnd»rs and Quin
lln. all of the East 3d street station, finally rescue.!
Johnson an«! the dog. while the crowd applaudetl.
NEGBOZS ASSAULT AND ROB BUTCHER.
Lie in Wait with White Man Near Barn —
Get $1,300 in Cash and Checks.
Mineola. Loaf Island. June 17.— Two negroes and
a white man lay in wait for George B'.och. a
butcher, of Bellmore. near h«re. this a?tern'»»n.
and attacked him when be entered his barn to feed
his horses. After knocking him «ens*-less the
i.ut. li- r*i assailant? went through his ported a.-nl
obtained r."^ in cash and $1A".O in check*. They
made off before Bl«-eh revived enough to give the
alarm, and had not been caught #! > a ton hour
t.i-n;sht.
Search is being made all ov»-r this p-irt of -he
country for the thieve?. She* ■ Foster having vr
ganlzed several pos-?e?« to ?eek them at m <■ N»
gro. s were Inquiring as to Bloeh's home in E?!!
more last ni?ht. and it is thought mat the m-a
enn be trace.l without tliftVulty.
BLANKMEYER CAUGHT IN BROOKLYN.
Bartender Charged with Shooting Mother
in-Law and Wife Arrested.
John Hiankir. y<-r. the racetrack bartender, who.
it is charged, killed his mother-in-law and shot
hi.« wife m the neck Tuesday afternoon, was ar
rested last night at Greene and Franklin avenues.
BrocUlyn.
A telephone message was received at Brooklyn
headquarters just befor* the arrest from a mn
who refused to give hi* name, saying that Blank-
M«jrcr v. as standing at the corner mentioned. H®
was taken to the Classen av«r.:- station. A six
chambered revolver containing two empfy shells
and three cartridge* »->.- found on the prisoner
Blanktaeyer »a.< identned by his uncle. Mr.
Friedhoff. of No. 33* Greene avenue. Brooklyn.
Detectives from Manhattan loot aba to ttie hos
pital to be identified by h's wife, who 13 said to
be In a critical condition.
LODGES AT STEEPLECHASE PARK.
Summer outing •,'•'!■'■" have discovered la Oowawj
C. Ttlyou's new Steeplechase Park an ideal nwara
for all-day festivals. This is chiefly because of
the all-Kinds-.. f -•» accommodations and tli«
high (la->> entertainment at this resort. On th*
•;:.i fully forty thousand Royal Arcanumite*. are
expected i. i•■ entertained in the park, anil on
the 30l!i fifteen thousand members of the But!er
Aawaciattew, of the IX Assemoiy District, will
have their outing there. On July 25 the ABM
Firm*' Employes' Association, numbering thlrtr
thousand, will have its annual festival in Steeple
chase Park.
TROOPS TO GUARD ROYAL MINES.
Butler. Fenn.. June 17.— As a result of the dyn
amite outrage yesterday at the Royal mines, at
Argentine, near here, the state constabulary has
been summoned. The non-union miner* refuse ta
return to work aad an air of cacastotas U -<*-
lent.
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