Newspaper Page Text
TO END DRUNKENNESS TEMPER ASCE IX WINE. Grape Growers Discuss\Remcdy for Making the World Better. Grape growers from all sections «of the country met with the members of the American Wine Growers' Association yesterday at the Arkwrlgnt Hub to discuss a campaign to comb*t the attacks made upon the Industry by the Anti-Saloon League tad the Woman's Christl-.n Temperance Unioru which those present said were causing serious Injury to the grape Industry. Andrea Sbarboro. who owns a California vine yard, read a letter which, he said, the Rev. Dr. ££.?£ Parkhurst had sent to him. The letter said: mmmmm mmmmm amount of drunkenness. Mr Sbarboro also read a letter from Bear Ad miral Evans's secretary, written In May. at Paso Jtobles, which said: Admiral Evans desires me to say in reply to your iSUr of April 30 that your **»«••(» t _ m " perance was most interesting. The admiral has £h£ys been a strong advocate «' a h^l m< c: n rt^ both the army and the navy, and feels certain that there wodld lie less drunkenness in both ser- S£s If the men were allowed their rations of beer and wine as of old. Mr. Sbarboro pointed out that drunkenness was much less common in a wine-drinking nation than In those where spirituous liquors wore the rule, and said that, in his opinion, wine drinkers -were the most temperate people in the world. He went on to ■urge that the grape growers of the Eastern States follow the example of those in California and or ranlze a campaign of education which would show that drunkenness could be overcome by the substi tution of wine for strong liquors. A resolution of fered by him and passed said: While we condemn the evils of intoxication, we also condemn the passage of any laws prohibiting or restricting the salt and use of pure American wines and we earnestly appeal to all goo'J, hon est temperance people whose aim is the same as ours— to bring up our children in purity and sober ness—to join In this temperance movement, which ■would remove the evil of drunkenness from our country. The following resolution. Introduced by Lee J. Vance, of this city, was unanimously passed: Whereas It has always boon the wise policy of CM* country, and. In fact, every country, to foster and encourage agriculture, which includes, the planting and growing of grapes, and. as a result. the farmers of the I'nited States now have vine yards covering pome S5«.OOO acres, which represent millions of capital invested, and which C lve employ ment to hundreds of thousands of people; there °Resolved. That this wise policy of encouraging th*> crape growing Industry should be ever contin ued in every state of '*"•■ Union, so that the farm ers who grow grapes shall not have their lands and property destroyed by so-called prohibition ' cru sades ""which, by prohibiting the manufacture and •ale of wine, ruins the largest and best market for the grape growers' crops. BE. BLAUSTEIN TO LEAVE BANK. Will Se-enter Settlement Work and May Bun for Seat in Congress. I>r. David Blaust«»in, who for nine years was m-ith th« Educational Alliance and for the last year ha* been manaper of the Houston, street branch of the TlgilOlM Bank, announced yester day that he would leave the bank on October 1 to wtii ii to BetUssßOßt erotic. Meanwhile he is considering the offer of a num t>er St his friends to name him as a candidate for the Republican nomination for Representative In Congress from the 9th Congress District. The Republican convention of the district will be held on Tuesday, and Dr. Blaustein promised that he •would have his answer ready by Monday. He will accept only if he feels sure that by going into politics he can further the cause of Settlement work. Dr. Blaustein yesterday that a num ber of wealthy Jewish DBUanthropista wish to sup port him In a plan to establis-h social centres for Jews in the loss thickly settled sections of the country. "So far." said he. "bureaus of information for Immigrants have dealt solely with the economic advantages of email village and country life. Jews going from New York to such places often become lonesome and return here. My idea Is to induce groups of families to go directly from the old country to some 6e!ect<=d locality. Thus they -will be satisfied socially while they are becoming: Amer icanized. My headquarters will be in the West, probably in Chicago." DAN R. HANNA FINED. ' By Te>praph to The Tribune] Cleveland. Sept. 23. — A fine of J2.". and coats, with a tongue lashing by judge and prosecutor, marked the end in police court to-day of the case against Dan R. Hanna. son of the late Senator M. A- Hanna, arrested lor striking Clauele Logan, an automobile agent, in the face with his whip on July Ml Hama paid his fine with a smile. Hanna had evaded arrest for weeks, then for feited his bond, sad v., arrested a second time. In the hearing it was fhown that Logan's auto mobile frightened J'anr.a's horses, and that Hanna lashed Logan la the face, crying. "Til teach you to «car«» my horses!" "The attack was unwarranted. A man who ■would do such a thinj^ is dangerous," said Judge McOnnr.on. assessing the fine. ■"Excitement is no excuse," said the prosecutor, • "Dan" Cull. "The attack was without call, and shows an evil spirit." The rec<* tration clay* this year are Monday, October 5; Tuesday. October 6; Saturday, October 10, and Monday, October 12. All who intend to vote must register on one of these days, between 7 a. m. and 10 p. m. Men, Women, and Children find abundance of the necessary tissue building and energy-storing material in Grape-Nuts Tliis iVkhJ is quickly absorbed by children as well as adults, and con tains .-ill the nutritive elements of Whole Wheat and Barley. Nature has placed phosphate of potash in a certain part of these for man's use; in building the gray substance of brain and nerve cells. tilts r< quire this to repair natural waste from mental and physi cal effort; children. l>ecause the nervous system grows so rapidly in early years. This part of the grain is included in Grape-Xuts. "There's a Reason" ostum Csr e&l Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich- OBITUARY. A RUSSELL PEABODY. A. Russell Peabody, Harry K. Thaw's personal counsel, died at hie mother's home In Babylon, Island, yesterday after an illness of only a few days. Although Mr. Peabody had been in poor health all summer, it was not until last Saturday, whm he was taken ill with pneumonia, that his condition became serious. Up to a week ago yester day he was at his office at No. 2 Rector street every day. The body was sent to his home In West 10th street yesterday afternoon, his wife accompanying it. and* the funeral probably will be held there at M a. in. Saturday. Mr. Peabody was well known in the dty aside from his connection with the Thaw trial. He was a member of several clubs, a lover of racehorses and the owner of a stable at one time. When Thaw was arrested for shooting Stanford White Mr. Peabody was the lawyer for whom he .isked. and of all the Thaw counsel Mr. Peabody was the only one who maintained his connection with the case to the last. He had a personal claim of C^.ooo against Thaw when he died, besides an In terest in the claim of J57.000 made by the firm of Hartridge & Peabody. Mr Peabody. although possessing considerable reputation aa a lawyer, was a young man. having been born in this city August 31. 183. His father was Arthur J. Peabody and his uncle was George Peabodv. of London. His paternal grandfather. Archibald Russell Peabody. was a well known Philanthropist. Mr. IVabodv after having beon graduated from the New York Law School went to Gallatin. Term.. where he purchased the Wham Stud Farm. He returned to this c!ty In 1901 and entered the law office of J. Murray Mtch.U. Later he entered into partnership with Clifford \J. Hart ridee The partnership was dissolved sfter the JiTrhaw trZ. and Mr. Peabody opened an office ' Aft h er mS the' first trial much of the actual court had been the one man on whom Thaw had relied 'T-f Tcwn lawyer Mr. Peabody had a large prac- School he was also a graduate of Princeton. He Eleanor and John Watson Peabody. FRAZER VAUTIN SINCLAIR. rraser Vautin Sinclair, for years identified with the silk commission business In New York, died on Sunday at his home, at Richmond Hill. Long Isl and, from pneumonia, following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Sinclair was born In this city fom-one years a P o. and had been In the silk trade for more than twenty years. His latest^ connec tion was as a partner in the firm of Eastmond &. Sinclair. He. leaves a wife, one son and a daugh ter. The funeral was held last night, and the burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. THOMAS F. FARRELL. Thomas F. Farrell. prominent for years in public affairs In Brooklyn, and well known as a lawyer. died yesterday at his home. No. 223 Ainslie street. Williamsburg. after an illness of two months. Death was due to cirrhosis of the liver. At his bedside when he died where his wife, Mrs. Polly Clune Farrell: his son. Frank F. Farrell; his brother. John J. Farrell, and his sister, Mrs. May Schirmer, of White Plains. Mr. Farrell lived in Williamsburg most of his life. He was born in Manhattan, fifty-three years ago. He went to the Albany Law School, from which he was graduated in 1873. being admitted to the bar shortly after. Mr. Farrell became the law partner of Samuel T. Maddox, who at present Is a Supreme Ccurt justice. When Justice Mad dox was elected to the Supreme Court Mr. Farrell carried on the affairs of the firm. In 18S2 Mr. Farroll was elected to the Assembly, and retained his seat for four terms. Later he was appointed administration clerk under Surro gate Abram EL Dally, and also held the office of Deputy County Treasurer, Deputy County Clerk, and on two occasions was Deputy Police Commis sioner, first under Colonel James D. Bell and later under William McAdoo. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Leonard Coun cil, C. B. L.; Knights of Columbus. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Emerald Society and the Han over Club. Arrangements for the funeral will be completed to-day. HEDWIG LUSZCZEW3KA. St. Petersburg:. Sept. 23.— Hedwig Luszczewska, a well known Polish poetess, better known under her pen name of Devyma, is dead at Warsaw. She was born In IS4S. OBITUARY NOTES. THE REV. O. A. HOI'GHTON. a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, well known throuphout New York State, died in Towanda, Perm.. on Tuesday night. He was formerly pastor of churches in Auburn. Cortland, Syracuse, El mira and Cambridge. Mass. MRS. C. A. G. FAIRCHILD, recording secretary of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the State of New York, and president of that or ganization in Orange County, died at her home in Coidf-nham, N. V., on Tuesday evening. Three months apo she was operated on for appendicitis, and her deatli was caused by complications that developed. For thirty-three years she was an active and earnest worker in the cause of temperance. Her husband survives her. JAMES SWAN, one of the leading manufacturers of mechanics' tools in the United States, died yes terday at Seymour, Conn., aged seventy-seven years. HENRY SITDAM WTL6ON. a stock broker, with offices at No. M Broadway, died yesterday at his home. No. 31 East 69th stret, in his sixty-ninth year. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Union League, the St. Nicholas Society, the New York Whist <Tub and the New York Athletic Club. HERBERT D. ELWELL, a real estate operator at Hawthorne Westr'nester County, dropped dead while visit inp at his native home. Cherry Valley, H, y., yesterday. Mr. Elwell was about fifty-five years Old. His only daughter was killed in the Brewster wreck of the New York Central Railroad. His wife survives him. ]S'EW-'Tr»RK DAILY TRIBUNE.-- THURSDAY, BKTTKMBKn M. HWB. MAXWELL WINS AGAIN Edson Re-elected "Associate Superin tendent Despite Criticism. Dr. William H. Maxwell, city superintendent of schools, was criticised by some of the members of the Board of Education at its meeting yesterday when the motion was made to elect a successor to Associate Superintendent Andrew W. Edson. Early this month notice was cent to all of the commissioners that Dr. Edson 1 s term expired on September 23. and a request was made for a full attendance of the members, so that action could be taken at the meeting on September 9. A vote was not taken, however, until yesterday, when, after speeches by Commissioners Thomas J. Higgins and Frank H. Partridge in opposition to the re-elec tion of Dr. Edson. and a few remarks by Dr. Max well, which pointed out his reasons for desiring that Dr. Ek'non succeed himself, the count showed that Dr. Edson had been chosen by a vote af 31 to 4. Commissioner Higgins charged Dr. Maxwell with favoritism.- and asserted that in soliciting votes for Dr. Edson the city superintendent had said that Dr. Edson -was opposed because ho was Dr. Max well's friend. "Dr.* Maxwell has dominated Dr. Edson," said Mr. Higgins. "Dr. Edson is conscientious and hard working, but does not measure up to many of the other members of this board. It has been said that I am opposed to Dr. Edson because I enjoy trying to upset any move started by Dr. Maxwell. This is not true." . .. Mr. Higgins said that Dr. Maxwell influenced the vote of Dr. Edson by placing him on important committees. , . Mr. Partridge repeated these charges in speaking against the re-election of Dr. Edson. _ "Dr. Edson has left no monument to us at the end of his eight years of service." Mr. Partridge said. "I do not think that the taxpayers wan to continue to pay him $6,500 a year to act in a purely clerical capacity." :'.* \ ._,_„ Dr. Maxwell did not answer the personal charges made against him. but dwelt upon the qualifica tions of Dr. Edson. . ... -Dr. Edson has left at least three enduring monument*." said Dr. Maxwell. "In .years there has never been one complaint made against him. and he is in charge of thousands of _ tea chers. The most perfect exhibition of school work ever ex hibited was arranged by Dr. Edson for the St. Louis exposition, placing New Y °'* City Jlrst in the world there. He has laid out the course of study, which has been imitated all over «»ls coun try-* monument of which not only Dr. Edson but this entire community may well be proud. Dr. Edson was re-elected for six years. General George W. Wingate made public a letter duties, the letter said, In part: , have had an "-'-tr^^VoS of the board during the time t d^ ing were a. member ™ ™ joi^ - absent twen . ty-seven times out of a ■ rossibie ««y- f the words, you "<\ re T PPc^ en onndPn t fs less than the meetings, which I am confidents memberß o f S.'W'SSi 1 ™ »uch e ie. P . than my own rec ord. Mr. Ivins was school commissioner from Janu ary, 1883. until he resigned. In the spring of 1885. FIFTY HURT IN CRASH. * Fog Causes Trolley Car Collision— Several May Die. Philadelphia. Sept. 2*._ Fog was responsible.to day for a head-on collision between two trollej cars on the Southwestern Traction Company s Une between this city and Chester, to which about fifty persons were injured, several probably leaving Philadelphia with workmen em ployed by the Baldwin Locomotive Company at fts out of town plant, and known as the -Baldwin tripper." was speeding along the eingle track with seventy-two men on board when suddenly^ a car coming from Chester loomed up in the fog. Before brakes could be applied there was an awful crash. Men were hurled in every direction and both cars were wrecked. Among the most seriously hurt were Edward Smith, leg cut off and shock; William Mullen, ribs crushed in Philip Hanagan. George A. Caffrey, Harry Pot fer and N. Poscovitch. hurt internally; Hiram Veill and John P. Chambers, broken legs. * m addition, a score or more are in various hos pitals with broken arms and other injuries. Most of them are suffering from slight cuts. The "Baldwin tripper" had waited on the siding for the regular Philadelphia-bound car to pass, and then proceeded toward the Baldwin works. The crew was unable to see the approaching car on account of the heavy fog. SEARCH FOR MANXES. Slayer of Mrs. McCabe Not Found- One Arrest Made. Reports that Samuel Mannes. wanted for the shooting of Mrs. Frances liosenthal-McCabe. *as J, in the Kings County Hospital sent sev eral detectives to that institution yesterday Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald, the superintendent, deta led a number of internes to aid in a search of the wards but the man whose release from jail with a serious charge pending against htm has caused such a Ptir in Brooklyn was not found. Frederick MilHgan, jr.. an attorney, said he had been retained in behalf of Mannes by. a sis ter of Warren William McCabe. the husband of the victim. A report that the MK'nbc? were con cerned In getting Mannes out of Jail brought an indignant denial from the parents of Mrs. Mc- Cat.c l>r Isidor Rosenthal said: "I cn...iot be lieve that a sister of Mr. McCabe or any of the family retained counsel in favor of Mannes for any purpose, much less to aid him in getting away " The husband of the victim of Manness bullets was not present at the funeral yesterday. The Kings County Grand Jury has subpeenaed Abraham Felnstein. of No. 44 Court street. Brook lyn counsel for Mannes, and Gustav Van Duzen, a policeman attached to the New Jersey Hvenue court who has said he heard Magistrate Connelly announce that Mannes was held without bail on the charge of felonious assault and In $3fl<) hail on the attempted suicide charge. Felnstein will appear before the jury to-day. He started a search yesterday for Mannes. Louis HaElfi, of No. 547 Van Sicklen avenue, who gave bail for Mannes. also started a search, hut he was fol lowed so closely by detectives that he gave it up. John Reiban. twenty-two years old, of No. 131 Snedlker avenue, arrested on a charge of va grancy at the home of Dr. Rosenthal, following his alleged statement that he would be able to obtain *7,000 for the physician if he would drop the case against Mannes. was held yesterday in the Adams street police court. Dr. Rosenthal did not appear against him. SUICIDE OF MAYOR OF WEST TAMPA. Quarrel with His Third Wife Led to Deed- Had Served Eight Terms in Office. [Dy T>i»-»jraph m The Tribune 1 Tampa, Fla.. S<-pt. -Francisco Mlllan. Mayor of West Tami>a, the suburb in which nearly all the Uirp.- Tampa cigar factories ure located, committed Mil'-Mc this afternoon, placing the muzzle of a re volver In bin mouth and firing two bullets through his brain, in the presence of his young wife, his dn lighter and his son, Louis Millnn. His wife had Just announced her decision to leitve him, following a series «t quarrels, whereupon Mlllan Bald: "\V> had better end evfTythlng now," and llrtd the, fatal Shots. Mayor Millnn had Berved eight terms and was r^P'rtar with all classes of citizens. Mrs. Mll lan was his third wife, he having married twice within a year after the death of his first wife, his K<<ond wift- leaving him because of his Infatuation for the woman who became nls third wife. The Mayor had made two previous atttempts on his life this week. The registration days this year ape Monday, October 5; Tuesday. October 6: Saturday, October 10. and Monday, October 12. A!l who intend to vote must register on ona of these days, between 7 a. m. and 10 p. m. FOREST FIRES CHECKED Situation in Adirondack^ Much Im proved — -Poor Deer Season. North Creek. N. T.. Sept. 23.— After days of ceaseless battling with the forest fires, which have been destroying thousands of acr«s of timberland throughout the Adirondack* and which threat ened to spread to villages and summer resort places, the army of fire fighters to-night succeeded in checking the mor<» serious fires, and the situ ation is greatly Improved. When it was realized some days ago that the fires could not lie put out or controlled by the in adequate apparatus and material on hand, the volunteer fire fighters turned their attention to checking the spsead of the flames. Wide trenches were dug and belts of timber we/c cut down around the burning forests, and in many places the fire reached these breaches to-night, and, owing to the fact that the wind was very light, the flamt-s did not leap across the bare patches, but died down. Had there been a heavy wind the narrow belts and trenches would not have stopped the flames. Few of the fires have been extinguished, how ever, and there is still great danger. If the wind should freshen all the heroic efforts of the fire fighters will have gone for nothing. Some of the old fires that were believed to have been con quered have broken out anew, but no alarm is felt from them, as there is little material for tho flames to feed on. Estimates received to-day from the supervisors of all the towns near here indicate that twenty thousand acres of timber have been burned, and that the fires in this region extended over a radius of thirty miles. There are many other fires at a distance from here, the biggest ones being in Essex County.z near the towns of North Hudson and Mo riah. Supervisor John Carson estimates that eight thousand acres of timber have been burned there. There ara also fires In Hamilton County, the more serious ores being near Tod Pond, twenty miles south of here. The banks of smoke hung so thickly over this section that in some villages it was impossible to see across the streets. This was especially true of Indian Lake village, but the fires near there have been somewhat checked. Trains from Saratoga and other cities are greatly delayed, as railroading is rendered dangerous by the smoke. Albany, Sept. 23.— The forest fires In the Adlron dacks are all under control, according to a state ment to-day by Colonel William F. Fox. State Su perintendent of Forests, after a talk over the tele phone with Chief Fire Warden Emmons, who is at Lake Placid. Mr. Emmons reported that the fire in the vicinity of Lake Placid had been checked. "So long as the dry weather continues," said Colo nel Fox, "fires are likely to spring up at any time. as the forests are like tinder. Our fire patrols are so well organized, however, that unless the wind Bprings up our men will be able to keep the situa tion in hand. A brisk wind might put the fires be yond control." Malone, N. V.. Sept. 23— This promises to be the poorest season for deer in the Adirondacks in th<? memory of hunters. The forest fires and continued drouth have so dried the undergrowth that hunters cannot enter the woods without making consider able noise, and with the lack of wind that has lasted for many days the faintest sound is carried for great distances, the crackling of a twig some times being heard half a mile away. The deer season has been open now for ten days and only two dead deer have been brought into Malone. Re ports from all parts of St. Lawrence County show that only four deer have been reported killed. FLAMES STILL RAGING. ! — ' Devour Pennsylvania Timber— Rain Checks Michigan Fires. Meadville. Perm.. Sept. 28— Forest fires tad Craw ford County are hourly assuming a more serious aspect and a vast amount of property is in danger. Perhaps the worst fire in the county is now raging in the Cussewago Bottoms, Hayfleld township. Smoke from this flre has enshrouded Meadville for three d.ays. A forest fire in Troy township yesterday de stroyed the dwelling and farm buildings of W. A. Cutshall. and the Kennedy tract, adjoining. Is now threatened. This traA contains several thousand acres of timber. Fire has also started in the woods at Mount Hope, near Sugar Lake, and much dam age has already been done. In Elk County forest fires are raging in many sections, and while most of the timber has been removed much bark and pulp wood have been de stroyed. The fires are etill burning fiercely in the northern party of the county. Cadillac. Mich.. Sept. 23.-A heavy rainfall to-day in this vicinity has checked the forest fires which have been burning hereabout for two months and have caused damage estimated at over $1,000,000. Besides timber which has been burned and farm lands which have been crossed by the flames, many -mall lumber plants in this portion of the state have been destroyed. It took a hard fight all day Yesterday on the part of the fire department to keep the flames from entering the weet side of the city. COPIOUS RAINFALL PREDICTED. Expected to Put an End to Drouth and Forest Fires. Washington. Sept. 23.-"The drouth that is pre vailing throughout the country with such serious results will be broken about the beginning of next week." predicted Mr. Garriot. a forecaster of the weather bureau, to-day. "There will be. ;i dis turbance which will set in en the Pacific (oast by to-morrow or next day. which will crows the country and brir.g- fairly copious rains. Tne fcr*t fires are due to the fact that there have not been any well defined storms in those regions. Wrest firea have had no effect In preventing rains in the P-i^t m>r will they have in the future. The forests have to a very small degree an Influence on the rainfall, not enough to be appreciable." The forest fires in various parts of the country are being watched carefully by the government. The forestry service has already made arrange ments for a complete report from an agent sent to investigate personally the situation in the Northwest, and the officials of that bureau are paying close attention to unofficial reports as to the spread of the fires all along the line. SMOKE PALL HALTS MAURETAMA. Big Cunarder Unable to Proceed to Sea — Ferry Traffic Hampered. Because of the great pall of smoke from forest fires diffused over the harbor, with a small amount of fog. few steamers were able to come Into port yesterday. The smoke blanket at Sandy Hook was so thick that Incoming vessels could not be seen by the marine observers. Ferry traffic in both rivers during the early morning hours was tied up, and it was not until noon that the boats were able to run on schedule time. The White Star liner Oceanic, which had on board practically all of the Mauretanla's mall, backed out into the North River at 9 a. m. an.l started for the Hook. A ttr ' ■teamed ahead of the big liner as «he went down the Ray at reduced ■peed. The mist hart cleared up somewhat In the afternoon, and the Mauritania had clearer weather to start on her way to Liverpool. She had hardly passed down the Narrows, however, than the pall thickened, amil she was reported last night as an chored off Sandy Hook. A few steam.** passed Quarantine In the afternoon and, unable to dock, anchored off the Statue of Liberty. Tho revenue cutter which started oAt at 6 p. m. to put Inspectors on the late arrivals hud to pick h.r way through the smoke and fog, the captain being unable to see two cutter lengths ahead. DR. BULL RESTING QUIETLY. Dr. William T. Bull, who was brought back from Newport on Tuesday to his home, at No. 33 West 35th street, suffering from acute rheumatism and a slight heart affection, was said last night to be resting quietly, although there were reports that Dr. Bull's condition was serious. It was said at his home that Dr. Joseph A. Blake, who is attending Dr. Bull, did not deem it necessary to give out any further official statement as to his patient's condition until this morning. / I FATHER CUT OFF LARA. Rich Planter Told Boy Who Killed Priest to Shift for Himself. - "You must conform to conditions you brought about yourself; you must pay the price of your misconduct." was part of a letter directed to En rique de I^ara by his father In Santo Domingo, and it is probablo that the seventeen-year-old boy will pay the price, for. as told In yesterday's Trib une, he has confessed to the murder of th» Do minican priest. Father Arturo Ascndo, in Central Park on September 14. The letter was found on the prisoner when searched by the police at head quarters after his arrest on Tuesday night. The lad's father, it was learned yesterday, Is Jacobo de Lara, a wealthy and respected cocoa planter and exporter." with his principal place of business at Moca, ' Santo Domingo. Enrique was a prodigal son. and when he came to New York he fell In- with evil women, and the money his father gave him to complete his educa tion In Paris was soon dissipated. He had taken a preparatory school course in Bremen. Germany. His father refused to send him more money. En rique became desperate. He had to have money. First he rifled the trunks of Father Asencio In dulging his prodigality until the proceeds of the robbery were exhausted, and then he shot the priest and robbed him as he lay dying in the park. The boy confesses to all these things. »^ he maintains that the murder was not P™^"* l^ It was committed in the heat of a quarrel between himself and the priest. Every precaution was taken against the boy committing suicide, and when he was locked up his suspenders and belt were taken from him by the police. He showed no emotion when the: policy photographed him for the fl ßß u es *g£&. took his measurements and finger prints^ Captain Carey of the homicide bureau, arraigned him be ore Magistrate Finn. In the Tombs court, who Landed him to the coroner without When taken £?=.«£: to show the detectives where he had thrown he wallet of Father Asencio, after abst / h a ft Ct ' n r f BO^ r money. The coroner agreed to *»«■">?» %°°£ taken to the scene of the murder in f Centra. MPark first, however, committing him without bail to await an Inquest. r>«.t#ctlve Captain Carey. Detective Jlmlnez and DetecUve Came took the prisoner to Central ***■ not in the least affected as he po nted oat : the^pUca where he and the priest had talked. The pocket book, however, which the young man had thrown away, could not be found, EBERHARD SENTENCED. Clerk Who Killed Aunt Changes Plea- and Gets Thirty Years. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 Hackensack. Sept. 23.-"Gus" »•*«* «eaprt the death penalty for the murder of his aunt. Mr.. Ottllle Eberhard. by retracting his plea _of not guilty and pleading non vult when the trial was resumed this morning. Prosecutor Koester said he had decided to accept the plea for the state i and asked that the prisoner be sentenced. Mr. Stags:. Eberhard's counsel, asked for clemency, and Justice Parker sentenced the prisoner to state prison for thirty years at hard labor. The prisoner and his parents seemed well satisfied that he had es caped the death penalty. prosecutor Koester said he was not prepared to ay Just why he accepted a new plea from Eber- h Mi«s Ottlllle Eberhard was not In court when her cousin was sentenced. At about that time she was reading a letter from Germany Informing her that her grandfather had died there. leaving her a considerable sum of money. She says she expects to return to Germany soon to claim her fortune. It Is believed she will marry Victor Held, the mu sician on the steamship Deutschland whom she met on her way over from Germany in July. The parents of "Gus" had a long chat withtheir niece after the trial ended, and she promised to meet them in New York City to-morrow. IRISH LEAGUE TO RAISE $80,000. Closes Biennial Session at Boston— Election of Officers. Boston. Sept. 23— The national convention of the I-i=h League of America brought Its biennial •esataii to a close In F a neuQ,Hall late to-day with the election of rfneers and passing of resolutions approving the work of tho leagued representatives In the British H -use of Commons. The resolutions pledged the league to the raising of $50,000 for the perpetuation of the work in the cause of Irish freedom in the next two years, and later the amount was raised to over $$<V>v>. Addresses were delivered by John E. Redmond, M. P.; Joseph Devlin. M. P.. and John Fltsgibbon. of Roscommon. The envoys outlined the work which had been done In the Irish cause, and asked the help of the league for the furtherance of the policies. Officers were elected as follows: National presi dent. Michael J. Ryan. Philadelphia; vice-presi dents. William I* Emmett. New' York: Michael E. Smith. St. I-ouis; Charles F. Cooke. Chicago; Pat rick F. Martin. Baltimore; Johri Fttzpatrtck. New Orlpans: Hugh McCaffrey, Philadelphia: national treasurer. L.. B. Fitzpatriok. Boston; national sec rotary. John (VCallaghan. Boston: chairman na tional executive committee, W. Bourke Cockran, New York. v SON CONTESTS $1,000,000 WILL. Left $100 from an estate said to be worth about $1 ,nvm»v>. William M. Ingraham. Jr.. of Brooklyn, started a contest yesterday before Surrogate Edgar Jackson of Nassau County, In the Surrogate's Court In Mineola. Long Island. The will was ex ecuted by William M. Ingraham, who died in June, 190S, at his country estate at Manhasset. Long Isl land. The will devised $25,000 each to two nieces, and the residuary estate was given to three of his children, after $100 had been specifically bequeathed to the son who was named for him. Those to whom the residuary estate is given are George T., Robert S. and Frances T. Ingraham. Robert lives In Sheboygan Falls. Wis. A family difference, said to have occurred in the SKVs, is reported to be responsible for the practical cutting off of William M. Ingraham. jr. Surrogate Jackson will hear the contestant on November 11. The International Spy Is an Article Full of Timely Interest. X"t long ago there was alarm over the supposed pres ence of Japanese spies m American forts. The author, DENYS P. MYERS, tells something about the ability of the Japanese in espionage that makes good reading. Also, he describes the dangers and difficulties cf a spy's vocation in general. In Next Sunday's Tribune BROWX LVQCIKY OVER FIRM DENIES CHARGE. Brokers May Be Expelled from the Stock Exchange. The governing committee of the New York Stock Exchange, at Its regular meeting, after the close of the exchange yesterday, heard and took action on the' report of the special committee of five which was named a month ago to Investigate the failure of A. O. Brown & Co. following the sensational trading of Saturday. August 22. The session was a protracted one. and at its close Secretary Ely an nounced that no- statement of the result of the deliberations would be made public. All the members of A. O. Brown & Co. were pres ent at the meeting, and there was also a full at tendance of the governors of th© exchange. It was unofficially reported that one of th« firm's two board members would; be expelled and th» other suspended for a year. A. O. Brown handled th# bulk of the firm's business on the floor of the ex change, of which he has been a member for a number of years. I* G. Young, the other board member. is comparatively a newcomer on the board. Edward F. Buchanan, the firm's managing part ner, who was held largely responsible for the sen sational stock market operations which culminated in the firm's suspension, was a member of the ex change up to last spring, when he sold his seat. The exchange, therefore, has no power to discipline Mr. Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan gave out a long" statement last night covering the charges made against the arm ami the views of the firm's members regarding their treatment by the governing committee. After ! enumerating various actions of A. O. Brown & Co. Secretary Ely charges: That, although they already had commitments) on the short side of the market far beyond their ability to cover up purchases in any ordinary or , legitimate way. the said firm, realizing th* hope lessness of their condition, formed th» desperate scheme of creating demoralization and panic in, the minds ©f Investors ana others dealing or. th» New York Stock Exchange, to the end that there by they might be enabled to cover their short in terest by purchases of securities at th» lower prices which might be expected to b« Out nat ural result of such demoralization and pan!-- Not only did the said firm undertake to impart to the market, to the great Injury of investors, holders and dealers in securities, untrue ar.4 fictitious evidence of demoralization and panic, by creating the appearance of a great liquidation and sale of securities, all of which, as a matter of fact, emanated and proceeded froir themselves. but knowing their own financial condition to be critical In the highest degree, and that they might fail and become insolvent at any moment, tney gay* to their fellow members of the Stock Ex change a vast number of orders for the purchase and sale of an enormous amount or securities. and thus Involved themselves toward their fellow members In responsibilities and commitments vastly in excess of those which they had any reason to believe they could fulfil, and tnereby placed a large number of their fellgrw members of the exchange in imminent danger of heavy pc , cuniary loss. | Albert O. Brown and Lewis G. Toun* then entered a long defence, saying: We are not aware, of any hard and fast rule or oj any rule me practice of the Stock Exchange enaij lishing any proportion of capital necessary for its members to transact their business, provided 'hey were able to meet their obligations; in fact, it li manifest that the value of securities dealt in on th© Stock Exchange on almost any active business day is far in excess of the combined capital and resources of all its members combined: we wen» Justified in the belief that we were fully able to meet all obligations that we had entered Into, and still believe that had not our suspension b*»*n sud denly ordered by the action ol the Stock Exchange officials, and had the bank upon which we relied. as we had a right to rely, for certification, net summarily and without not Ice,, and we bel.'eve un justifiably. refused to continue its certification, which for five years had been made without ques tion, that we would have been fully able to meet all obligations. We then believed and had Just cause to believe. and that belief has been justified by the present condition of the market, that the transactions which are criticised in the charges and specifica tions, were prudent, well founded and not in any sense recklessly speculative. • In no case did we or have we ever given a matched order on the Stock Exchange, but the in structions in every case were to execute the order? at the market price. In fact. throughout the whole course of our - business we deny that we have violated any of the rules or regulations of the Stock Exchange, or acted in any manner inconsistent with the just and equitable princi ples of trade. «.■» ■ ■ Our intention in submitting th!* answer to the charges and 'specifications formulated by your secretary is to- deny that any- act has been com mitted by us that should render us subject to any ' adverse criticism by your committee. Mr. Buchanan was asked what the firm proposed to do . concerning its two seats on 'Change In case the flrxo, was expelled. He replied: "For the benefit. of creditors of the firm we expect to exhaust every, legal effort to disprove t>.9 right of the Stock Exchange members to claim the pro ceeds of our two seats for the purpose of re imbursing them for th« losses which they them selves incurred before and after our assignment. "At ■ the time of our assignment there was prac tically no loss in our contract with thesa brokers. As a matter of fact at the opening of the market on Tuesday morning these brokers were Indebted to us to the amount of some 555,000." The members of the special committee which had charge of lha investigation were Ernest Groesheck, chairman ;-H. P. Doremus. C. .W. Hasry. H. K. Pomroy and. A. E. Goodhart- HUNTERS MUST PAT, $1. Licenses for Aliens Who Shoot in This State Cost $20 John B. Burnham. chief game protector of tits Forest. Fish and Game Commission, gave out a statement yesterday about the new hunting license law, which went into effect this year. Under thta law there are two kinds of licenses for hunters— one for residents of the state, which costs $1 and 10 cents for clerical fee. and $20 50 for al!en and non-resident licenses. Every one who shoots mast have a license. So far fifty thousand licenses have been takes out. of which only eight hundred were Issued •■ New York County. The state emptoys eighty game protectors, and their greatest trouble has besm with the foreign element, principally Italian la borer*, who kill game, for their daily food need* and d.-v so without regard to the law governing the hunting seasons. It Is on this account that the alien license is fixed at $20 SO. Mr. Bumham set* that there would be a strict enforcement of Ham new law.