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V OL LXVIII . .N° 22,790.
jldvcrsc Direct Primary Rcjmrt Sus
tained- Briber/? Charges and
Denials in Debate.
[By T*Vprarh to The Tribunal
Albany. April S. — Opponents of Governor
Hughe* ir the Assembly had what the ma
jority leader. Mr. Mcrrittf amiably termed "a
field day" to-day. With State Chairman Wood
ruff looking on and pmilins: his approval, they
killed the Governor's din primary bill by the
overwhelming; vote of 1 1J to 28. Then lest
their intentions ho misunderstood, they killed
the Francis bill placing the telephone and tele
graph companies under the jurisdiction of the
Public Service Commission by a \.>;o of :< s
To "7
So far as the direct nominations bill was con
cerned the bulk of the day's proceedings bore
all the marks of pink tea chatter. For four
h«t:rs and a half the debate ambled along,
chiefly to Jet each of the Governor's adver
saries administer sonic sinnl! stab at him or
his pian. Supporters of th'« Hinraan
Treasure made a good fight, but they new it
w;p .... p.nd they couldn't put much
heart into it. Their opponents didn't even jre
tcr.d to keep their faces straie'rit. and he last
fco-;r of the dfbnte degenerated into a farce.
larsrriy because of the buffoonery of a couple
of Democrats.
Far different w.-.s the fi 2 h: !« kill the tele
phone and telegraph amendment. Allusions !•>
Assembly mat: Francis t« the mysterious power
which had held that bill in committee and the
r-olitKal interest manifested in :t. and a bitter
attack by Assemblyman Bennett «>p Hay \l.
Smith. *l«=rk «<f the Assembly, whom h- atctisod
of influencir.gr legislation improperly as an •<>.;:
sider" and "'a rreature of this House."* row*C«l
a ?tnni] of protest. Charges and denunciations,
attacks r.nd recriminations, in which r«.t. ref
erences to -'boodle" funds an«l Tr.»:i who en
deavored to "see" members <-f committees, flew
ba^k and forth across the chamber.
Tht Assembly machine sprang i>> ihe aid of
everybody implicated in the hold-up <>f the b'll.
Hi Frar.-.-is's motion to discharge the Commit
•.■■■■ <Jas and Water from further
consideration «»f measure was defeated jv.-r
■»helmingl;.C As a means of expressing "ii '•
fidenct- In Mr. Smith, by an most unanimous
vote Mr. Bennett's speech was »xpunse«l troi.i
the reourd.
Thereupon Mr. Bennett declared t«iat he «\ould
object t>- action on every bill on the calendar.
Including the annual supply bill. :';": ' ; " tried it
with three or four, the House huh hir.c running
over him in each ca.s^. Finally the situation
became somewhat annoying, and Pi*-aker Wads
•aorih, bringinc his gavel d-v. n on the u"«*k
with a noise like a cannon, silmos} literally
hammered the New Yorker into ais scat. Liv!
a mom) • Uter Mi Bennett resumed l.'s mi
tior.s tc strike out. Again th,- Speaker s-*v
tiled him down merciteESiy.
. a, O f this Hou tor you 01
I , I Mr. Ben n-tt.
-r ani
■ • ■ . to rule out
■ : ■ ' - •
■ ■
ruk y-mi can ap-

Mr. Beniu-tt gave up his fight. Without an
other word he left the Assembly chamber, re
moving most of his belongings from his desk.
The Governor's enemies, Including certain leg
islators who have been extremely active In fight-
Ing the telephone and telegraph bill and railroad
law and other Public Service Commission
amendments, ar- jubilant to-night. They de
clare the telephone and telegraph measure is
dead because of a new rule this year, prohibit
ing the Rules Committee from reporting a bill
en which a motion to discharge a committee has
been made, except on petition or vote of two
thirds of the members of the House. Such a
vote never could be obtained, they say. They
apparently disregard the fact that Speaker
Wadsworth is on record with a promise to use
his utmost endeavor to have the Rules Commit
tee report this bill if it should not reach the
floor otherwise.
Not since Speaker Wadsworth assumeO
charge of the House has there been such talk
of graft and bribery as In to-day's debate- De
nnndalion of. such rej)urts by various members
TOE, however, more ted than any charges.
Two things only were mentioned which could
ty any interpretation have been made to seem
improper— one a phase of Mr. Bennett's attack
on Mr. Smith, in which he declared that last
year an assistant clerk called an attorney of
th<? telephone "trust" to the capital hastily when
the ': ill was unexpectedly reported, met him
at the rai'.ruad station and carried his bag to
the note!; the oiher a declaration by Assembly
man Francis that a representative of the tele
phone companies was on the floor during the
debate. Ytrious Assemblymen protested vio
lently that nobody ever had "seen" them or
made any Improper proposals to them, and de
clared their belief that nobody ever had tried
to Influence the course of this legislation im
The Francis telephone and telegraph bill was
taken up late this afternoon, after the direct
nominations bill had been killed. Pursuant to
his notice. Mr. Francis moved to discharge the
Committee on Electricity, Gas and Water from
further consideration of his measure. He said
he made that motion as a Republican, and also
desired to t-ee the measure taken care of In the
interests of the people. The proposition, lie said.
w as in full accord with the policy of the Etepub
lican party and the demands of the people.
Briefly he reviewed the legislative career of hi*
bill and his attempt to get. the committee to re-
Port it.
"Opposition comes both from the Independent
c °mpanies and the so-called telephone trust,"
t&H >,*-. "Both parties to it are mistaken in
tr '-ir notions as to its effect upon them, but they
P-ryist in fighting it."
Then Mr. Francis spoke of the resolution
adopted by the Merchants 1 Association of Sew
favoring regulation of the telephone com
panie*. A representative of that organization
last year contributed materially to killing the
ML h* said, by advising a flood of amendments
JU«t at the last moment, and he had tried the
Fa "if tactics this year.
:. "' call on th» Merchants* Association." said
*'lr. Francis, -cither to rescind that' resolution
Pr to send a different representative to Albany.
1- j* cornea her« on other legislation than this
--■ than let him register un<l-r the lobby law."
Contlnur^l us uUrd pas*
To-dny. rloiKlv.
To-morrow, fair; «re*t wind*.
tr of S - ; t>ee Shubert, Inc
who ■
Philadelphia May Build One to
Mitigate Sufferings of Poor.
' H>- Telejrraph to The Tribune.!
Philadelphia, April > -Public spirited - -'-
dents are formulating plans to haw the city
install a municipal ice plant before th*> heat of
summer brings its miseries to the poor. It is
pointed out that the ,-it y could provide ice :it
c>st fur the worthy poor from a plant which
could be installed at little comparative cost.
"'}•■ project will he presented to Councils.
For several years charitable enterprise has
furnished Ice for the ...... but
the hie prices thought - re to be charged this
year will greatly hamper the work.
Nucleus of Inter. -Met. Surface Lines
Sold— lt Cheng Four Cars.
The nucleus of the properties that went to
make up the surf railway system which was
united with the elevated and subway systems t<>
form the Interborough-Metroiwilltsin. was sold
on thr courthouse steps at White Plains yes
terday for sr>t'". The line is 1.57 mile's loner, ter
minating in Mount Vernon. It has a barn in
which its rolling stock, consist of f.mr cars,
is housed, and for :i year lias been run by \V. \Y.
Ladd. th«» receiver. J>hn Johnston bought the
mr.<\. He. Is >»■<! to be acting for trolley inter
ests in Westchester County. They will assume
liability for »»i>< »i:t $25,000 of assessments ami
franchise taxes when they tak-- possession, on
•.•■■■■ ton was the only bidder, and
Joseph P. Day wait the auctioneer. *
Negro Cook Charged with Robbery
of $10,000 in Paintings, Etc.
■ • res of the Bronx barea .
• ■ it ■ • Mrs Sadie Bo; d.
whom thej charge - • ■ • „: - B]
proxin • $1< ■ • f rugs, oil pa
nearly a ;hird i»f whlcl i 1 ■ •
from the home of Mrs Ju S midt, r>f \"o
915 Prospect avenue. The Bi
\> n«- in Europe
Mrs. 3oyd was arrested ■■ • attei
■ • S ■ ' ears old,
by running dow n«t fire escap. i I
„.-,. tenei
West 36th street Th. womai if - istand.
detective b
picious pen it rd pi Isoner In 1
lulls Ferg a young negro ;•< n an '■■■■
Xo. :•■■:■: West <".- c » street Sh« i with
aiding and ' '
i obb< ■
Mrs Boyd was cook and pei f"r Mrs
Schmidt, engaged through an employment
agenc) when .Mrs S - for E irop<
liaif Ran Back to Burning Flat Fear
ful for Patent's Safety.
K-1,- „• ■ • ; fathei ■ ■ ■ Will
iam Williams, seven . ears old •
Bat wh»re the family lived, on the second floor
,if No. 2012 Third avenue, early this morning,
and was no badlj burned thai he will die. !!•
was the < >n I -v- one Injured in ;i blase which
<h] in a tailor shop on th« ground fl ■ ■
bu lid ing
William Williams, his wife and four children
• i\,-.l cm the second floor When thej were
awakened the halls wen alreadj filled with
smoke. Williams gathered his brood about
th< m aaf< i;. to the street ii their
In th.- lower hall littl" William, in the dark
ness, co"u ld not see hi - father. He thou h<
bad gone back. With his little nightgown drawn
about iiis !<«s. !i<- darted up the stairs.
"Papal Papa! screamed ■!■• youngster when
■:,■ reached the flat. His father »ns not there-.
and the boy started down, but his nightdress
ignited and burned rapid!; He screamed and
came tumbling down, his garments ablaze.
Although suffering Intensely, the boy was cool.
"Gee. papa.' he said, patting his father's head
as lie whs carried Into a store, "1 thought you
bad got burned up, and went back to get you "
Former American Minister Presented to Presi
dent Fallieres.
Palis, April 8 The American Amoassadur. Hen
White, presented John Blgelow, former American
Minister to France, to President Pal .-•■ to-day.
In the course of the conversation Mr. Blgelovr re
called his last visit to the French chief of mate,
hen he presented his letters ■■; :«••. I to Na
poleon 111 in IMS
St. Iviuis, April B.— A temporary injunction re
straining the eighteen Missouri railroads from put
ting into effect on Saturday the proposed 3-cent
passenger rate was granted to night by Judge
Williams, of the Circuit Court. Circuit Attorney
Jont-s Hied the suit for the state.
[By Tfl*»rraph to Th» Tribune. ]
Kast lioußlas, Mass., April 8. — This was the an
nual pay day for th» members of the Fire King
Engin* Company here, and forty members, who get
IS each'year, received thai amount In pennies " r '-,»
numlvr of copper coins paid was >:."' ir '. each n\ati'u
burden weighing five and one-balf ißiund*.
w if Shuk-rt cni
Buffalo Court Revokes Citizenship
of First Husband.
By T*le(tfaph to The Tribune.!
PittPburg, April s.-- A decree handed down by
Judge Hazel In the ITnited States Court for the
Western District of New York to-day closed
proceedings which have been under way by the
government authorities at Pittsburg for almost
; , year with the avowed purpose of deporting
Emma Goldman, (ho anarchist, from America.
The certificate ->f citizenship of Jacob Kersner.
formerly of Rochester, alleged husband of
Kmma Goldman, was annulled on charges of
fraud in obtaining it He wi'.l be ported
when found, and it is claimed by the local au
• •.... worked the case'up under the
personal dim tion Secretary Bonaparte, that
the wife ill also come under the ban and be
dejKjrted. Once oulsidt the country, it ■- not
thought likely tjiat Miss Goldman would be
permitted in return.
Emma Goldman, it is understood, tims to
be th<- wit., of August Berkmani ihe anarchist
who attacked H. •'. Frick in Httsburg some
years ago, asserting that she >\ .is married t»
h:rn on his recent release from prison. Accord-
Ing to the Pittsburg officers who urrirJ their
data Into the Buffalo courtroom to-day Emma
Goldman is a bigamist, never having separated
legally from Kersuer. It Is admitted ihat she
was separated according to Jewish i ustuni from
Kersner in l sv *.'. bul it Is allege liiat .-iu
afterward returned and i;v. il with Mm.
Palmer £ chambers, of Pittaburg, assistant
i;niu*u States attorney for Ihe PUUbune AIM
trict and also sp.-cial assistant United States
attorney f >r the western district of New York,
worked up •■••■■ « a.s,-. assisted by John
Giuenberg, inspector of the Department <>f
Commerce and Labor at New JTork. and the
.... \\ ho ultlcd materially. It Is also
sairi that for more than a year the Department
of Justice at Washington had worked on the

• . go to Rochi
. line In I ddman
■ .
lata » i' 1 ' h res It to-day ■ de
... ere laid the < kof Secretai j Bona -
• W ashington
Kersnet to show
■ it :;:• ahlp sl nuld not
. naa enten d quiet
• Sept< mbei . ••rvl the time limit
w hen ■ ■ man should have answered
_ • c was brought up In the
• . the decision rendered by
J idg< !!.:/.• ) X • - ■ ■ ippow ito be
g q j co, aa are both Berkman and
it \. ; , found ': thi government'a secret aer-
Kersner married Emma Gold
man in Rochester In l^ 1 *?. and that in I>« S '.' fhe
;.,, . were divorced under the Jewish custom.
Two months after the <iKor<*-, It Is asserted,
■ . ved together again as man and wife.
[mcd, would Invalidate even the
Jewish divorce, did the L'nited States recognize
.* short tim> liit.-i- Emma
in took up with Berkman, living with
him In Xew York \Vh< n he nap released from
ihe penitentiar: hen aftei his sentence for at
ting to til! H ( " Prick she was married
to him in N- ••■ .!•!-•• The government, In com
pleting ■' ■ cas< i■ ■ •>■ flalrns the woman Is a

Kersner was horn In Kamlnitz. Podalsk, Rus
• Htv* nd In June, IHB3, he "as ad
■ to the I'nHeo States through th*- port
of New York, K"ii:u to Rochester, where on
Octobei IS. ISt*4. he vast naturalized in tli»"
Supreme Court ■■ Monroe County, swearing
id to the length of time he
had !■•■• n In Ameri-a, It Is i harged
Daughter of James R. Kerne Gets
Divorce from Talbot J. Taylor.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court .if
firmed yesterday the interlocutory decree of di
vorce which Mr.-. Jessie Keen*- Ta loi . daughter
of James R. Keene, obtained from iiei husbend.
c, .,,:.! Taylor! on July 6. !'."«. In her i r>m;>lalnl
Mrs. Taylor named ■- corespondent Mi: ie Zano
i'owlps, and charged that her husband was guilty
, .if Improper relations with ihls won -mm In Mew
York. Paiis, Bordeaux. Pa Nlines. Nice. Monte
('hilo and <.tiier places lii Europe.
Both defendant and corespondent denied that
th, . hc.il be*n friiiity of the charges mentioned In
the complaint^ and asserted hat their acquaintance
had lje*rl prompteil solely by business, Mr. Taylor
being a collector of antique furniture, rugs, books,
carvings, draperiei" in) i 'her art objects and Mrs.
Cowies having entered Into an agreement to pur
chase works of art for Mr Tay'.or'a house In Cedar
The dr -fer.di'iit. '.Mr«. Taylo charged, coerced her
into siKiiiiif; h transfer of the Cedarhurst property,
a present from her father, valued at $700,000, to him
so that he miglit squander money on Alts. Cowles.
Mrs. Taylor said that at the time she was unaware.
of their relations. She ski d for an absolute di
vorce and alimony ■■( !::■.'•"■< a year.
The cate was tried before a referee, who' made
a recommendation that her petition be granted. Th«
lower court affirmed the report, and the case was
carried to the Appellate Division, In the latter
court Justice. Met •■■ handed down the decree, with
out opinion The question of alimony will probably
1,,. decided when th.- final older is entered in Mrs.
Taylor's favor.
The Taylors w<pi«- married m ISO 2. Four children
have been born to them.
New Syndicate, Including "Inde
pt ndctits." Will Organize in Op-
position to Klavc § Erlanger.
With tlif announcemenf yesterday by the
Messrs Shubert that they ha<l withdrawn from
the Theatrical Managers' Association of the
srf-afpr -jt\ there was fired th«- first gun in
what "iii undoubtedly be one of thf greatest
l).Tit:.-s in the history of tlu- theatrical Industr'
nti [t ■- as not urn spected.
Since th.. advent «>f the Shuberts ;itul their
financial backers into th*> theatrical business
they ha\-f> been the objei t <>f inn ii concern to
the iiifiiiher?! <>r the syndicate composed of
. % !. s«rs. Klaw & Erlanger, Nixon & Zimmermtn,
i harles Frohman and Al Hayroan. Klaw &
Erlanger and the Shuberts have grievances of
long standing, and it has been intimated that .\
L Erlanger. who arrives to-morrow from a trip
?i!ir..M.|. \,,<<] l.j;nsr;f expected tci begin th< ;i - -t
operations Imi! .;i_- >.■• the exclusion of Shubert
productions from everj syndicate house in th-j
countr>-. But th< Shuberts have been r
ng for the fight and, according to Le< Shubert,
it w i!l be a "thorough on< '
A new managers' association be formed
in •• is city, according to Mr. Shubert. It will
be another «yndicate. ;i:i<l th^ Shubert brothers'
organization, nhiph is backed b) C^nareaanian
Rhin< - the dominant factor in :t: t Mnx
Anderson, who is associated with the Stiiihrrts
management of the Hippodrome, tins a\^>
withdrawn from the old association.
statement Issued vesterda by the Shu
l" rts said
The Messrs. Shul crt announce their official
withdrawal from the Theatrical Managers'
Afs»o iation >>f New fork City. Brief letters ot
leslgnatlon were written yesterday bj LeeShu
tnd sent '■• Charles Burnham, president of
tsso lation. Mas Anderson, who is the
partner of the Messrs. Shut«rt in the manage
ment of the Hippodrome, also withdrew from
the managers' association yeste^rday.
Mr Shubert's reason for r»-siKiiitiK from the
association is that, as the Messrs Shuberi are
to contrt>l at least fourteen theatres In New
fork City next autumn, it la obviously of no
advant gt -ion! to belong to the assofia
tinn. In which thp other managers, none of
« horn ■ • ■• '•-• than two or three ti ■
have equal cay with themselves The Messrs.
Shubert w i ! ) proceed ••• form another associa
Marc Klaw, of Klav & Erlanger, said he had
no comment to make upon the •
Charles Burnham president of the Theatrical
Managers' Association and manager of Wnl
iack's Theatre, said he hail received the resigna
tion of the Shuberts and that it would be pre
sented •■ the next meeting. In explanation of
a certain phase i>f the trouble between th* asso
ciation and the Shuberts Mr Burnham said:
'The Shuberts have resigned before, and this
resignation was no? unexpected. I'm but* he
nss«>cf;tt|.>n -Mil- accept heartily. The griev
ances they Uvf ••■! forth from time to time
have been thrashed out In numerous meetings,
I have nothing more to say."
The Intimation by the Shuberts that they pur
pose to "go ii alone" will, it la thought, force
to an Issue the attitude of David Belasco. He
will now have to choose between the syndicate
and the proposed new association.
Mr. IVlfisco accompanied Mr. Shubert to
New Haven yesterday afternoon to see the pro
duction there of a comedy called "Going Some."
which will be the bill at the Belasco Theatre r>n
Monday night next A representative of Mr
Belasco informed a reporter for The Tribune
that Belasco's trip with Mr Shubert had no sig
nificance whatever, as far as the new syndicate
was concerned. He said that Belasco had gone
to New Haven V »cc what kind of a produc
tion had been booked for his playhouse.
The Shuhert Brothers are Incorporated as Sara
S. and I-ee Sbubert, and they are the yo:ineest
corporation in the - theatrical business of this
country. Though they have allowed David
Belasco and Harrison Grey Fiske "booking!*" in
the theatres controlled by them, they have never
professed faith In the independent movement as
it is represented by Mr. Belasco.
Since the death of "S m" Shubert the rela
tions between a few members of th« syndicate
and the Shubert firm, composed of Lee and
Jacob Shuhert and silent partners, have been
strained by a series of Incidents, some of a per
sonal nature, most of them purely matters of
business transactions. The Shuberts controlled
forty theatres. All the unpleasant happenings,
however, did not prevent the Shuberts from
joining the United States Amusement Com
pany, a corporation that Includes every form of
The (.raited States Amusement Company is
not to be confused with the theatrical syndicate,
which la a measure it embraces, hut does not
absorb, it ts not at all improbable that the
syndicate may make an effort to <iri\t> the
Shuberts out of the United States Amusement
Company, but they "ill fight any effort to dis
lodge them
The Shubert a expect to have control of the
booking of fifteen houses In thla city !•■ next
September. The> now control more theatres In
the theatrical district propei than anj single
firm "f their competitors. The moal prominent
are the Casino, Lyric, Herald Square, Majestic
and Maxlne Elliott's.
The Shuberts. whose financial backing has
always been ;i fruitful source of gossip among
theatrical people, have held an excellent repu
tat f ", a keen insight Into put. lie taste and
a facility for orga ilxlng The moat prominent
i-Hpitaltst In their varied enterprises has i n
Congressman Rhinoi-k. Max Anderson repre
■enta the company formed to support them !■>
directing the Hippodrome
From nn undßclal source it waa \t-ar 1 'as!
night that the business ■•( the Shubert brothers
and the Shubert Theatrical Compaay is s-alued
ai between $10,000,000 and } 15.000, including
their various theatres leases of sites, strui tures.
their numeroua houses in this «-ir >-. twentj -sev< n
antes nml the Hippodrome. to
,iie>r representative, thej expect to havi Bftj
i-ompanien next season The m>ir*» prominent
pl.t his under their direction are K. H. Sothern,
Julia Marlowe, John Mason. Bertha Galland,
Mars Mannering, Bddie Poy, James T Powers
and Jefferson -1° Angelis.
[By T*l*Krnph to Th«> Trihunf. I
Asheville, N. C, April B. — Kdward Tack, of Tr\.ni.
jf. C.. was so overcome with Joy when his -wife
presented him with triplets to-day that be im
mediately and thereupon named them William,
Jennings and Bryan. It is hardly necessary to add
he is an admirer of the Sage of Lincoln
"Its purity lias mad* it famous." — Advt
Santos-Dumont Covers .'.'<»> Metres
— Easy Landing.
Paris, April R. — Santos-Dumont to-day flew
■a distance of 2.500 metres (about one mile and
a half) with the greatest ease in his new mono
plane. He alighted without difficulty.
Ejccavationt in Verdun Valley Cans:
Nice. April > -A mountain has begun to more
aa a result of railroad excavations in t!
dun Valley. A large rrn« has v - '
j-.nd is moving at the rate of - eenrjr
j ;ir'!? nn hour
Black Hand Letters Received by
Railroad President.
Erie, I'pnn.. April 8. — Cl irlea M Strong; ol
this city, president of the Erie .£ V;f
road and a m ilti-mllllonaJre, admitt<
that within th" last r.-n .'.;'.ys h- bad r
two Black Hand letters demand B I
an alternative, if hr refua - • demand, ol
death md having hla magi t - I »me Mown
Mr. Strongs ■■ ife is ad -
William I. s. ott His daugbt<
Reginald Ronalds, of N' m V • 1
( . J. Kane Left at Pittsburg Hos
pital by Three Men.
; p.- r- <i:-.i; - 1 rheTrM
p .. c -. X \- is Cornelias Jay Kane, fort: -
eight • ears old ■ t the fir-- of .1 B J
Iron dealers ft
h-r- ot mid - • at night a<■
I-nne brought ml '
ona cil ,1 es. Mr Kane waa supW
be in Philadelphia, -tn'l his ramily -li-1 n. I
of his presence In t I Informed
Last midnight 1 telepl r»n< messas
cciv« d at the hospital to 1
man \ i-ab drove up to th< entraw c. thi
men i-arried 1 man into th«
tho., turned and fled The man. «h" died almost
?s KOOn • -■ «leposited, proved to h*- X
•• Kane «a-= a member f 1
of N>w V- rk. and the Manufacturers' Civ
lelphla. and was an
r „ cstholl< Church of this
Without Wife's Signature He
Transfers Great Neck Estate.
Mlneola. Long Island. April - (Special).—ln
terest in the pending suit of Mrs. W. Gould
Brbkaw against her husband for a separation
was renewed this Tnornlnu. whVri a deed of sal"
for the Broka* estate at Great Neck was Bled
in the county clerk's office here. No amount
was mentioned as the price of the property. th-_>
,i.- .1. which is made from W. Gould Brokaw to
Thomas J. Finch, ',•:■. County. X. C.
merely stating that the transfer wa* for Jl""
and other valuable considerations. It is be
lieved complications will follow, as the deed is
given from Mr. BrokaW 1 alone. Mrs. Brokaw's
name not being on the deed as one of the party
of the first part. The deed was dated at Great
Neck on February 10. I!™?, just a few days
after Mrs. Hrokaw had filed her suit for separa
The Brokaw • stati at Oreat >
nt ntiout $500,000 and cai ri< rtg
fffl.OOO, whkh is held bj George La Hr
• ■ r mortgage for 110.000 -
Nehemiah Hayd« md a third moi
' - ?. Id by J. M. Le C'lua
Stricken While Shoxivg Friends
Sights from Brooklyn Bridgt .
Henrj McKaj - «t - -
■ . ■ • ■•
|y, . was ':: ; - n ! ' . the Br
Hri.iK.- prow
night, while showing a ;>i:t> i>f out-ol
Is about, and was hurried to Hudson s, r , . •
Hon>it ii where he died soon aft. r b. I -

Mi McKay, his friends and his son
walking loisur. !> across the bridge, and lie wa^
pointing out the river sights and describing
points of Interest. He suddenly staggered and
fell to he walk Patrolman KctanlUMr. of th •
Brooklyn BrlOge squad, carried him to the
emergeno- hosvital ■ •'• '"■ •-■'"■•■-' summoned
from Hudson Street Hospital, said- it was heart
Xil 1 * Keeper and Demolishes Winter
Quarters in lowa.
|Bj 't>l^«r l aph to The TrlbUIM 1
l,^ Moines. lowa. April B.— Becoming enraged
„,. the continued absence of his resul-ir keeper.
Tom ' a mammoth elephant in Yankee Rob
inson's circus, pi>ked up his attendant. Charles
Bartlow, this afternoon, burled him Into th. air
and then beat his body Into pll ' P n ? ainst :i smai:
barn in Ihe winter quarters.
After inflicting fatal injuries to his keeper the
brute ran through tngersotl Park, where the
v. Inter quarters are situated, uprooted half a
dozen small trees, turned over three . hrcus
wagons, toir the roof from his ban and de
molished a rustic bridge across the park lake.
For nearly an hour forty men labored to capture
the animal. Four bullets were - nt Into his side
■md "'tie Into his right eye, and he was finally
taken »hen he stepped Into a chain nuns*.
Heavy ropes were quickly fastened to his l*ga
and lie was tied 10 trees In the corner of the
Pennsylvania Church Authorities So Surprised
They Offer to Return It.
Washington, Perm.. April t, The Insertion of an
advertisement In a local newspaper to-day that
there hud been round in the collection plate of the.
Roscoe Methodist Episcopal Church, sear here,
after th- services last Sunday nißht. a $1.">» bill,
developed the fact that the church officers think
the donor made a mistake.
The yearly collections of the church do not aver
age much more than this amount, and the •'ff.ciT'.s
state In the advertisement that they Will return the
money to the owner if ha wants It back and can
prove he inadvertently dropped it into the plate.
Many Reductions of Duties in Sen
ate Substitute for the
Payne Bill
[From Th« Tritmn- Purpau.7
Washington; April S._The President was In
formed by Senator Aldrich this - ""in? that
there would he n <. occasion for his Vetoine the
tariff bill when the Senate got through with it.
as the Senate substitute, provided for reductions
from the Din?ley bill on every item which could
be regarded as a necessity, so rearranged the
classification that necessities and luxuries could
easily be distinguished, and at the same time
| provided for sufficient revenue to meet the ex
penses of the government without the inclusion
of any special form of taxation. The duty SB
gloves and hosiery has been materially re
duced, according to the S-nator from Rhoda
Island, as has that on every other genuine ne
. tessity.
Mr. Aldrich took with him to the White Hou?e
th:« evening: the draft of the Penate substitute.
so far as it has been completed by the Finance
Committee, and showed the President the work
he and his Republican colleagues on the com
mittee had done. The committee has completed
most of the schedules, although the maximum
and minimum and the administrative provisions
are still unfinished. The President was agreeably
surprised at the chances made by the Senate
committee and the extent to which the sub
stitute makes sj.hkl the pledges of the party.
Mr- asked various questions, to all of
which he received a satisfactory answer, and
he now believe? that there should be no trouble
' in pasrfng the bill in the Senate and that the
course "f the committee will greatly expedite
i's consideration.
Mr. Aldrich assured the' President that those
Senators who ha\e feared he would insist on
increases :\i duties to a point which might re
sult in disapproval of the bill by the Executive
were now satisfied with the result, and thia as
sertion was confirmed by Senator Lodge a: 1
others, who assured the President tiiat tl-i-y
had found their fears groundless. They said
j that Mr. Aldru h had heeded the warning- of the
President that any tariff bill which did not keep
faith ami carry out the pledges of th^ national
I platform would be vetoed, and »hey believed the
President need have no hesitation about ap
proving the bill as reported to the Senate.
In a number if instances the taxes imposed
by the Payne bill are materially lowered. ar.:l
in others they are increasd somewhat, uut the
final result is in accordance with the President's
admonition that the Lurden of taxation must
' not fall «>n the poor, that the consumer must -
i receive ample consideration and luxuries must
b-ar the brunt of any increases ConsTtss found
it necessary to make-. "T'^"~* "-" ** B
It is appreciated, of course, that ther.e is a
nutt-riai difference between the completion of
; a tariff biil by the " Finance Committee ami it 3
■ tina! adoption by b«-th limuhs fcf Consress. but
Mr. Aldrich is convinced ... bill will so
far c« mniand t!ie support of the Republicar.3
in th- S.-nute that it will not be difficult to
obtain a majority for every schedule, and that
so f;. r .is the I>-mocrats are concerned it will
only !>•■ necessary :■> permit th^m tt> talk them
cp|\cs out before taking a vote. The minority
Senator? are so widely divided ami are so Fat-k
ini; in unity nnd discipline that little fear i 3
f*-!t thr.t they will be able t<> form any com
bin.iti'Ti of surTlcier.t strength t-> defeat the
wishes <'f the Kinarc* 1 Committee-.
Jir. Aldrich said that the real struggle would
come \\ ?'e:i the bill went into conference, ami
intimated that at that point h» and his asso
ciates would look to tho President for assist
ance to prevent a deadlock >t t'>«> determined
opposition to th- Senate am?r.drnf-nts by the
It i.- believed that th< n^w c!as.- i ifsiatii>ns will
contribute materially t<» the cast- with which
the public will understand the hill and with
which Republican campaign speakers can ex
plain its provisions and justify them before th»
Senator Aldrich r^i^weti th" purposes of h!s
Committee \*. i:h regard to the maximum and
minimum provision, an-.! the President ex
pressed himself as convinced that the changes,
which have been outlined in these dispatches.
constituted " m:»rkcd improvement on the pro
vlsion contained in tlie Payne bill. Mr. Aldrich
also outlined the vieo. s of the committee with
regard to the administrative features of tha
bill, the methods t-> b>- employed in determin
ing the valuation of imports, and
Taft expressed his entir- approval of all klas
chati^es which the committee purposed to maka
in th»- Payne bill
K!\.\\' COMMITTEE AT Work.
Three lonp sessions were held by th«* Finance
Committee to-day and to-night. It Is expected
that by to-morrow ni^ht practically every para
graph of the schedules and the free list of th«
Senate substitute will b*» written. It is possible.
however that the bill may not b»- reported to>
t:i»- Senate until Tuesday. If the House passe 3
the Payne bill at a reasonable hour to- morrow.
<w» that the engrossed bill can be sent tr> th»
Senate by n«»>n on Saturday, a meeting: of th»
full Finance. Committee will be heW Saturday
afternoon, or evening for the adoption of tha
substitute. If.. however, the House bil! does not
reach the Senate until Monday. th;» Finance
Committee's" substitute will not br reported until
There Is little doubt that lumber will tx» mada
dutiable in the Senate bill. The lumbermen be
lieve the rat* will be ?l 50 a thousand, and fe-»l
certain it will not.be less than St. The pujj»
ami paper manufacturers are confident that they
have won th»-ir ttqht and that the Finance Com
mittee wili disregard the recommendations cf
the niain i-ommittee. but they will finl that,
while the duty on pa?T has been increased,
there is no great increase on pulp It is under
stood that hides are on the free list, although
on that question the committee is almost evenly
Senator McCumber has made a hard flght for
the restoration of the duties on barley and
lisrley mall The" Payne bill cuts the barley -
duty from "•" t<> 1"» cents a bushel, and th&
barley malt duty from 4."» cents to •_*." ccn*3 a
bushel. Senator Nelson has reinforced the ef
forts of Senator McCumber for a restoration of
the Dlngley rates on these articles, and it is
learned that the Finance Cornmitiee has met tha
wishes of the two Senators.
The iron ant! stee! schedule of the Payne bill
.has been materially changed by the Finance
Committee. The committee looked to Hr. Ai-

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