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V OL LXIX ...V- L^.797. PRESIDENT LEAVESCITT GOES TO WASHINGTON AFTER BUSY DAY. Attends a Yale Corporation Meet / viz in Xctc Haven and Sees '• PI 'in Here. r . m - left N.-W York after - :.i> morning for New Haven. - ! a meeting of the Yn'e Cor ;;. rettarned to thi? pity in the after evening saw Maud* Adams in E'"ery Woman Knows." at 'he Km; ire - ■- ■ \fur th»> performance the Presidential party vent i« automobiles directly to the 23d street ferr'" of the Pennsylvania Railroad. They crossed to Jersey City, where they boarded the jrha'.e car Magnet. This was attached to the refruir.r midnight express on the Pennsylvania f,?r Washington. l ;iS - • • President's arrival at the Km • te lobby of the theatre was i.\ '.he police. ■ Frcsiti?nt and Mrs Taft and Mr. and Mrs. Her.ry W. Taft alighted quickly, crossed the sidewalk to the handclapping of the crowd, and Immediately occupied Box D. The party was p-e^tcd by a light ripple of applause. Th*' President seated himself In a corner chair, turned toward th. stage and well to the front of the box. with Mrs. Taft to the front end left of him. Mrs. Henry W. Taft at fcf-r left, the !atter's husband back of the ladies, ■sal between the two gentlemen the President's niece, Mis? Mabel Roardman. of Washington. their guest. Two American Hags draped the back of the box. After the party entered Box D headquarters detectives and Be re- price m^n stationed themselves from the box to the doors in a long, informal file, so that it would have been im possible for any unknown person to reach th* President. ju?' ■ ■ tne curtain rose on the fii-st act !»estra Struck up 'The Str. r Spangled Banrer." and every one in the theatre. Including th & PresMesni p.nd his party, rose and remained ■andhUY until the musicians finished a full « rjurins: the play Mr. and Mr?. Taft frequently applauded. They seemed to enjoy the play thor oughly. There was a crowd numbering several thousand persons outside the theatie after the •formance. and when the President appeared he was greeted with enthusiastic cheers The party entered automobiles and. Still closely guarded, "eft for the ferry. President Taft reached the Grnnd Central Station at »:<tt o'clock. The President and his party were the last to leave the train, and the train shed inclosur^ atai Cleared of passengers before he left the private car Magnet, in which he had travelled. Ail the gates opening into the train snefi were closed, and the President walked Inside the iron railing to the gate nearest the YairiPTbilt avenue bide. Three Central Office men, who met the train at Grand Central, -walked ahead of the party. Capain Archibald W. Butt. U. S. A., persona! aide to the President, walked immediately in front of Mr Taft. The President was flanked or, both fides by Secret Service agents. Other Secret Service men walked behind him. and three Central Office detectives followed. In this formation the party passed through the pate and to the Vanderbilt avenue entrance. Kepes wre stretched along the way from the gate of the train shed to the entrance on Van derbilt avenue. An immense crowd filled the nation, but the ropes kept them back from the party, which passed quickly and without delay to th»- street. The crowd cheered at the first sight they got of Mr. Tafi. and continued to do so until he had passed from the station. Three automobiles were waiting at the Vand-erbilt avenue entrance. Two mounted policemen preceded the party, and the automobiles went directly to the home of Henry W. Taft. the President's brother, at No. E'J West 18th street. The two mounted men opened th«» way. and the machines did not stop '■'■ at the street crossings. As the Presidential party approached the tome of Henry W. Taft an American flag was ran out from a flagpole on the window on the second story of the house. In this respect the President follows the custom of an admiral of the navy, whose flag Is raised when he returns to his ship. This flag was run out yesterday Korning at eunrise. and was taken in when Mr. Taft left the city for New Haven, and put out train on his return, and kept flying until sun eet. By Telegraph to The Tribune.] New Haven. April 15. — President Taft made his visit to New Haven to-day almost wholly a business affair. His train reached here at 11 o'clock this morning. Secretary Stokes of the university met him at the railroad station, and they were driven to the Tale administration building in the first of a long procession of automobiles, the others of which carried the po lice and Secret Service men. The Yale Cor poration meeting lasted until 2 o'clock, when the party entered the automobiles and were driven to the home of President Hadley, where luncheon was served. The guests were Presi dent Tart, Judge Henry E. Howland, of New York; the Rev. Joseph Anderson and the Rev. Dr. James Wesley Cooper, of New York; Mr. and Mrs. William W. Farnam. Miss Porter, Mrs. William D. Whitney and Lee McClung, of New Haven. President Taf; caught the 3:51 regular ex press to New York City. With him were ex- Judge Howland and the Rev. Dr. Cooper, fellow numbers of the Yale Corporation. "Jack" Shea, an aged railroad switchman, who worked for the Tafts in Cincinnati as coachman, walked to the President* car this morning and shook his hand Ex-Congressman James Plgott and Al bert Fifield, of this city, classmates of the Presi dent, were his guests in the Magnet. Mr. Taft brought from Washington a mys terious box, which turned out to be a lusty plant of iv; from the White House to be planted at the Yale June commencement as the class of 09 ivy. MR TAFT AN AFFILIATED MASON. President Elected a Member of Kilwinning Lodge, of Cincinnati. Cincinnati. April 15,-Presldent Taft 15 now a Member of Kilwinning Lodge of Mason*. He was unanimously elected a member at a stated meeting In 'he Masonic Temple here last night. When ITesldent Taft was made a Mason "at «lKht" on February 18 h- did not become a mem ber of any lodg^ and was until last night a Mason "at large " He at that time expressed a desire to affiliate with Kiiwinning. of which his *'-her. the late Judge Alphonso Taft, was one of the early members, »nd of which his brother. C * • Taft. has been a member. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER - - per *•• of 6 e i a ss stoppered bottles,— Advt. To-daj. fair. Tm-Tnnrmw. rtaadj ; 'ijcht Tartsblr wind*. SOME OF THE 80,000 BASEBALL ENTHUSIASTS AT THE POLO GROUNDS. FRED KNOWLES, RICHARD CHOKER Mr. Oroker throwing oul ihe ball to open the season. PATTEN STOPS SLUMP SMALL FRY IX WHEAT WIPED OCT. Exciting Dan "' Chicago Pit - Trader Abandons May Option Is Long of Cotton. Chicago. April ].*>.— !t was a day ol tumult and sharply shifting fortunes In th*» wheat pit of the Board of Trad- to-day July wheat, following a docile advance to a new hieh level, suddenly dropped to an extreme of l*£ cents The •"pyramided" fortunes of small speculator* ish»d in a trice, and t!;<- day was saved from roiU only b ■ the vigorous exertions of th< leader. James A. Patten In the last fifteen minutes of trading Mr. )'at t»-n bought thr.--o m:iiion bushels of wheat for July delivery, thf >viii!<- he chewed the stub of. a rigar and ran bis Angers reflectively through the unshaven Kra\ stubble which there had been no time to remove from his face of late. nation adorned his coat lapt-i. but there was a layer of Chicago dust on M* coat and hat. "Nothing but a flurry." he said, but that was after the turbulent pit had been ■!•-■ for 1 day. It was Patten against the field, and th* gonn showed that Patten apparentl) was as mighty as ever. His purchases i i n • 1 those followers, together with the profit t;iljing of shorts, who lost no time In s.-c-urinj; tii- •■ ..■ of thHr bearish daiinc. caused ;» reaction of over a <•* nt ai! along the line. i.if before this tfocui led the hoard of many h small speculator had ?■>:;■ EFFECT < >.V FIiOITR Far from til- maddening strife on the board. In hundreds of bakeries, there was a different. although related, scene. Flour had risen, and the bakers, with corrugated brows, were trying to find out where th<-lr profits were coming from unless the price of bread could be raised. According to one of tin' largest bakers in the city the price of Hour has doubled in the last six years: lard has done likewise; milk has ad vanced XI 1 -.'; per cent, delivery charges have doubled, and yet the price of bread remains the same. Three years ago, when flour prices were on a rampage, many bakers saved their profits by reducing the weight of their loaves and the quality of flour used. But it is said there is no further extreme of economy to which they can go, and meanwhile they allege that their net earnings are nil. So far, however, no concerted action has b«>en taken with regard to the situa tion. Th» speculative day on the board opened without Indications of the sensation to come. May and July wheat quietly rose to new high prices, the former to Ji 29% and the latter to Jl is 7*7 * The July price was the highest since 1577, when a European \>. ar exhausted reserves, but neither mark created unusual comment Kith^r one or the other Of the options men tioned has been doing the same thing since the first of the month. There has not been a trading day since th~n that one or the other hns not created a new top price. Patten bought and sold as usual, mostly buy bag July and Belling May. He js said to have disposed Of one million bushels Of his May hold ings to-da>. ar.rl to be practically out Of that option. His energies are now centred largely in July. "I .still have some May," *ai i Mr Patten, "hut I'm chiefly interested now in July. I'm not paying much attention to the deferred futures. They are new crop months." It was fiftr-en or twenty minutes before dosing time when the selling tornado hit the pit. Stop lOM orders cam* 1 out in a deluge, and the bears, stirred by a 6-cent decline at Winnipeg, based, it was said, on reselling by exporters, attacked the market with great spirit. July tumbled half h cent at a time \<< $1 HH I*.1 *. an extrem- loss of 4\ cents. May, in larger jumps, dropped to SI 26. and September, an undisputed new crop month, which had attained |108%, declined to JIOSV Here the Patten purchases made their in fluence felt, and the close of the session found Continued on second pas* NEW-YORK, FRIDAY. HELD FOB S2S.OOO THEFT CASHIER TAKEN WHILE LEAFING BALL GAME Confidential Man for Real Estate Firm Says Stocks and Races ... - Caused- Hit Downfall. - Addlson Beardsley. confidential man And cashier for the real estate firm of Leonard .1 Carpenter^ °f N«\ -'< Liberty street, was arrested last night at 115 th street and St Nicholas ave nue charged with grand larceny Detective Flood, Of the District Attorney's office^ who. with Detective Fltisimmons, made the arrest, said that the - oner was accused of having taken more than $25,000 from the fun. ls of the com pany. Beai ■ ' ' mi- n! h i ago .md th-- detectives say thai experts were put at a,..\ on the t ka Immediately, as the dh had discover* bs of $25,000. An attempt :.,^t vVednesdaj to find Beardsley. vi,,, |iv«*s I Xo 293 Stuyvpsanl avenue. Brook i t,, former rashiei did noi appear tt,.-r. . however, although he has always lived m this address with his parents The detectives learned ..r a woman friend of the suspected man who lives In tl.ui'-iii. and >-»sterday they found the . • the Polo Grounds After the game the trail* ■! them to the point where th* arrest v- 1^ mad* the woman having left Beards ley there, (>n ih. way to police Headquarters Beards ley according to the detectives, said that ■eelns. life in N.-w York and the horses and the stock market were responsible for his trouble. On the way downtown h« confessed to having looted the real estate company, the officers said. From th* information in the possession of the officers it appears that the Leonard J. Carpen ter Oompanj suspected their cashier fully a month b'fori Beardsiej resigned The experts on the books bad discovered losses of $2f>,<M>», Detective Flood said, up to April 13, and he intimated that the firm feared the aggregate loss would greatly exceed that figure. Beardsley, in his cell at Police Headquarters last night, admitted that be had been living hx travagantly. the detectives say He spoke re apectfuUy and Feelingly of th<> many kindnesses h^ had received at the bands of his former em ployers, and said there was rcgrpt on both si<b-s for what had happened, according to the Head quarters m™. While with the Leonard .1. Carpenter Com pany Beaidsley had full oversight «.r the books, :md also was the cashier. Detectives Flood and Fitzsimmons reported that th»- prisoner referred several times to a special plan or tichemf he had discovered by which h u was <-u abled to cover up the alleged defalcations. KILLS HIMSELF IN BATTERY PARK. Note Signed "0. A. Barnes" Found on Elderly Man's Body. A bOJ ran up to Patrolman Hersog, on duty In Batter] J'urk. last night. >md w;ilil b< thought a man had shot himself 'n one of the benchea Thf office] f", .;j rs<l an elderly m;ui. Bitting upright, with n revolver lying beside him. Herzop Immediately telephoned to the Hudson Strf-et Hospital for an ambulance, but when it arrived with l»r. L.-i Mont, the man was dead. In his clothes was found a letter, written OO notepaper of the Hotel Imperial, which ien<l: Kindly notify Fred N. Wliiteomb. Freehold, N. .1 . or of the A P Smith Manufacturing Company, of Newark who will lake . linr*"' of my body Would like to be buried In Buffalo. C. A. BARNKS The polloe also found on tho body the address No. 132 West 3«th Mreet. WOODRUFF OUT OF PROVIDENT LIFE. The annual meeting of the .stockholders of the Provident Savings l>lfe Assurance Society was h< Id yesterday, and was followed hv a meeting nf the board Of directors. B. F. Rlttenhouse was re elected president. Fred^rirk Kavanau«h. a prominent woollen manufacturer of Waterford, N V., was electea a director in the place of Tim othy L. Woodruff, who resigned. APRIL 16, 1900. TWELVE PAGES. GIANTS LOSE THE FIRST BE A TEN IN THIRTEEN INNING STRUGGLE. Brook! an Bats Out Tine Runs While Thirty Thousand Persons Cheer or Groan. Harry Lumley, the new manager of the Su perbas, brought a lively lot of players across the i.r!dj:<- to open the National !. i| tseball season at the Polo Grounds In this city yester ds . and turned what promised to be n love feast for New York Into a day of rejoi* ing for Brooklyn, after a sensational thirteen-lnning battle. The >■ >re was .'! to 0, and Lumley him self started the batting rallj in th.- fatal rteeni aril • slashing I the fence in centre Held for tl ■■ ses, which made victory possible, and which turned the j:r--at expecta t ons of ill- loj a cers of the Giants Into ■ ■; hopes. It in. i- r:ot be fair to saj thai Leon Ames, irho i ■■• bed a remarkable no-hit K^in-- for nine Innings, and a brilliant one for three more, nreakened under the strain, but the fact re mains that the Superbas suddenly solved what ■i moal puzzling deiive* . and By La with a base on bails and an ' nor s< ot»(J three runs, and made a fair start in th>- mi c for the pennant Wllhelm, who pitched the full pamc fr.r Brooklyn, deserved h:irh pralm for his wonderfully effective work ; i ! the Giants down to three scattered hits, one of which ■ anu- In the last half of the thirteenth inning, when the home team made a hrn\- but Ineffectual effort to pull the game oui of th>- ti 1 - He was rather free at times with bases on balls, but he tightened up at critical moments, and with practically perfect support had th.- satisfaction of shutting out the team that is picked to win the coveted piece of bunt- Ing t his j • It was tli,- opening game of t!.<- season in Cms city, delayed from Wednesday on account of whai th»- fans were pleased to call a Hood, and some thirty thousand persons, many of whom came over from Brooklyn, judging from the support the Superbas had in the, .' a -. of noise making, watched the sti Inside the grounds, while another tu^- thou sand, perhaps, looked on from the heights of Coogan's Bluff. it was a crowd typical of opening da; bnsebail games, and even more enthusiastic than usual The huge stadium. with its seating capacity doubled over a year ago, presented a remarkable appearance, when Richard Croker, once the chief in the Wigwam of Tammany Hall, threw oul the Brsi ball from a !'o\ In the upper tier of the grand stand. CROWD PILLS THE BIG STANDS. A black wall of cheering humanity com surrounded the freshly green playing Held, and one look was enough to 3atisfj \h> most pessimistic of ihf hold thai the national game has on the affections of the sport loving public Men and boys had the bleachers prac tically to themselves, but the "feminine fan" was much in evidence in the grandstand, and there the sombre wall of black was n-!ii-\ •■■! bj bright patches of color. Th'- huh burned Its was through th>' clouds that hung rather low and threatening In the morning, and by - o'clock was shining out with brightness and warmth, as If trying lo make up (nr the disappointments of Wednes day. A linht breeze was nardlj strong enough to straighten out ths Rags on the stand, while the .-fir was Invigorating without being too sharp for comfort. The diamond, thanks t<« the perfect system of drainage, showed little or no effects of th>- miniature deluge of the previous twenty-four hours, and while a bit slow- and soft in places was in excellent con dition, all thinKs considered. The bleachers, hack of tirst and third bases, and thf> lower tier of ihr grandstand, were full to overflowing two hours before the time for the name to begin. The upper tier of tin grandstand, where the seats were reserved, and the liiß. n»»'v stretch of bleachers surrounding the outfield filled more slowly, hut till they did. except for a few seats far out In centre field. The early comers found plenty lo amuse and entertain, and the time did not drag. Two bands were on hand, to say nothing <>r an im promptu kK j^ dub, so there was no lat k of popular airs. The players <>f both teams wen out early for batting practice, and the crowd enjoyed the fun of cheering the "!,i men and the new as they were recognized In stepping to the tdate. At :;;;<• o'clock th* bell rang for the Giants to begin their fielding practice, and when toe) ran out on the diamond dad in their new white suits and dark brown Stockings and .shot th> ball around m lively fashion the crowd found something- more to < hf-er about. Tenney, tile popular first baseman, twisted his fo< in reach ing for a wide throw, and Merklf took his place for a time, getting a reception that proved that the fans were (|uite willing to forgive and for- ! got his fata! mistake in failing to touch second j tontlnurd ou rt.'tli page. SHOCK KILLS PROFESSOR. F. L. Tufts, of Columbia, Touches Live Wire in Test at Bdyonne. l By THejrraph to Th€ Trihun-. ] Bayonne, N. J.. April l.">.— F. I*. Tufts, thirty five years old, professor of physics at Columbia University, who was employed by K. G. Love, ■ j consulting chemist, of Xa 1— Bowery. New York, was killed instantly to-night at Avenue X and -44th street, while testing electric wire* Professor Tufts and Mr. Love were employed by the Public Service Corporation in making tests in the various cities of New Jersey. Mr. : Love was at work with Professor Tuft?, but did , not witness the accident. When the latter re ceived his shock by touching the live wires h« fell to the street, and was picked up dead. Professor Tufts lived with his wife and infant j pon at No 541 West 121 st street. He was grad ; uated from Harvard in 1895 and received the i degree of A. M. from Columbia the following ! year. The next year he became an assistant in . the department of physics at Columbia, and in 1903 he was made adjunct professor. Professor ; Halloch, head of the department of physics at I Columbia, broke the news of Professor Tuffs i death to his wife late last night. j CHEER WRIGHT'S FLIGHT. i Performance of Aeroplanist Delights Thousands- at Rome. Rome, April 15.— Wilbur Wright, whose tests | with his aeroplane will be observed by Kin" ; Victor Emmanuel in the near future, ide his first appearance on the field at Ceptscele this afternoon. Thousands of persons had gathered ! to witness his flight, which brought forth plaud ' its fro?n the assembled multitude The aero plane rose almost m a straight line to a height , of ISO feet It skimmed to and fro in every di rection under perfect control, and descended to earth gracefully and easily. SEEK TRENTON LAWYER. Warrants Charging Embezzlement of Trust Fund for John Sykes. Trenton, X. J.. April 15. Three warrants. based on as many allegations of embezzlement, were issued to-day for the arrest of John Sykes, a prominent lawyer, who has practised here for twenty-two years. The total amount of the funds be is alleged to have Improperly used is $35,000. Sykes was trustee of the estate of toe late James Brook. Annie M. Hendrickson. ■ •■••- trustee, died in February, and an accounting from the surviving trustee became necessary. The accounting be filed showed that twelve par cels of property had been sold, and the money obtained, $33,000, invested in various securities. On March 24 another accounting was demanded, on the ground that the first one was false as to the Investment in the securities. < >n April 7, Mr. Sykes was removed as trusts and ordered to turn over all the securities and properties He did not respond, and on Tues day an order issued commanding him to show cause why he should not be adjudged in con tedlpt of court. Failure tr» findhim at his office oral his home, in Hamilton Square, resulted in the Issuance of the warrants. Sykes has been a prominent worker in the Hamiltqn Square Methodist Church, and Is ■ lay preacher of that denomination. He is a reform Republican. TO TELL TIME BY ARABIC. Miss Morgan Objects to Letters on Metropolitan Tower Clod,-. The directors of the Metropolitan Life Insur ance Company think it -easier to build a tower as an investment than to decide whether letters or numerals shall be placed on the face of it* clock. Metropolitan is a word having a round dozen of letters The tower was erected by the company for investment purpose! first, it was said last night Several of the officials of th company felt inclined toward the use of the letters which spell Metropolitan as finger posts to mark th* hourly growth of the company's business and the city's increasing age. An officer of the company said last night. however, that Miss Anne Morgan, daughter of J. Pterponl Morgan, became interested in "squashing the element of rampant commercial- Ism* 1 which, it was said, she considered such use of the company's name- would represent. She announced herself to be In favor of Arabic numerals, and some forty or fifty other public spirited women in the city did likewise. Ac cording to the officer who was .i-k . about the affair, 8 great many opinions were received each day from persons throughout the city inter ested in having Roman letters or Arabic nu merals or other characters emblazoned i>"n the faces of the clock, which look out upon the city from the four sides of the monster -tower. Arabic numerals are now being placed on th*» clock, thp directors having decided that, taking everything Into consideration, Arabic numerals arc the most artistic! and tin best ./. ./. HILL ON TARIFF. Suits Republicans Musi Revise Down ward or Be Defeated. I .'in Th- Tribune Hureau. I Washington. April 15.-James J. Hill paid his re spects to Speaker Cannon at the Capitol to-day. am! repeated his former declaration that his visit was "of .'i friendlj nature and had tiollurii; ;■> do with the tariff." He says he came lo Was!iingU>!i for the purpose of arranging for a trip through the United States of thirty representative Japa nese business men. aril a hope that a more definite knowledge of America and American business con ditions will Increase Hie commercial friend.- be tween th.- two nations. The business mm will leave Japan in time for the Alaska-Yukon Exposi tion, and will afterward akc an extensive trip In the United States They will be accompanied by representatives of commercial bodies from the lark;--: cities of the North Mr. Hill expects to see President Taft to-morrow regarding the vtsit of the foreigners. "Unless the Republican i arty makes a downward revision of the tariff," said Mr. Hill. "the Demo crats will carry the next House by a large ma jority. The platforms of both parties pledged tariff revision; the Democrats said they would re vise it downward, walls the Republicans were not so frank, but they were understood by the people to mean that reduced duties would follow the eltc tion of President Taft The people intrusted the downward revision to the Republican party, and if it fails the Democrats will be given a chance to try their hands. 1 have no interest in the tariff, but I have an interest in the prosperity of the country, and what the country needs Is a down ward revision of the tariff." IOWA'S ANTI-SALOME DANCE LAW. Dea Motaes, lowa, April 15.— Iowa's, anti-Salome dance law went i"to effect to-day. It provides a fine and a jail sentence for any one engaging la any "obscene. Indecent, immoral or impure drama, play or exhibition, show or entertainment." PRICE THREE CENTS. PRESIDENT HAS HEW PLO FOR RAILROADS » FOR (LOSER RELATIONS WITH GOVERNMENT. * — - _ \ Considering Creation of Body Charged with Part of Commerce Com mission'? Duties. [Frim The Tfßmu* Burnal Washington. April l-"». -The feasibility of «•» tablishing some form of quasi-official organiza tion which shall act as a medium between the railroads of the country and the federal gov ernment is being seriously considered by the Attorney General, the Secretaries of the In terior and Commerce and Labor and tne Solici tor General, to whom the President has con fided the responsibility of working out his plans with regard to federal control of the railroads. It is characteristic of President Tail that, be fore Instituting any radical changes of admin istration under existing law or asking Congres3 to modify Its enactments, he should avail him self of the best legal talent at his command to prepare a thorough analysis of existing condi tions and recommend such changes - %are deemed advisable. One of the propositions which the President has submitted to thU executive committee con cerns the existence of such -official bodies) abroad and their usefulness in promoting; co operation between the government and public service corporations. In Great Britain, for in stance, boards of trade prepare certain data regarding the 'service rendered by such corpora tions, and submit recommendations concerning the reasonableness of rates, etc. The President has called the attention of his advisers to tha fact that a single body charged simultaneously with judicial and administrative func tions, as is now the case with the Interstate Commerce Commission, is constantly hampered in its efforts to ascertain the facts by the an tagonism which is inevitably engendered as a res ■ of its being compelled to conduct prose- 1 * cutions. Members of the commission; when they approach railroads, for instance, with a view to obtaining information, cannot escape the atmosphere which surrounds a prosecuting 1 attorney nor avoid arousing the opposition which is the natural result of the fact that ul timately they may be compelled to sit in judg ment on the acts of the very men fr._>m whom they ask information. Under the* circumstances it has occurred to the President that possibly some semi-offlciai body, such as a national chamber of commerce or similar organization, might be able to relieve the commission of a part of its duties as an in vestigating and prosecuting body. Another proposition which is being considered is the possibility and advisability of divorcins the administrative and judicial functions of tha commission. This the Presided regards) a» «a sentiaL St.: II another plan involves the transfer of th 9 administrative and investigating functions of the commission to another body, probably the bureau _of corporations of the" Department— «* Commerce and Labor, thus leaving the commis sion with only judicial functions. The President has gi\en some serious consider ation to the e\ils arising from the present sys tem, and has indicated the trend of his views on the subject, but he desires that the officials named shall study the subject carefully in or der that when he comes to write his annual message he may be in possession of all the fact 3 md in a position to make practical recommen lations if legislation Is needed, as seems I. rob- SAYS HE KILLED WOMAN* Boy Witness Against Another Makes Horrible ( *o n f ess ion . [By Tel-sraDh t« The Tribune.] Lockport. N. V . April l."».— Before the grand, jury this afternoon Roman Sankowski. fifteen years old. confessed to the murder of Mrs. An thony Piercg. fifty jears old. at her home at Niagara Falls on Sunday evening, March -I. Sank'»w«»ki was the people's chief witness against George Patyk. a boarder at the Pierujs place, who had l>een held for the crime. Th.B boy ha<l said that "r.e saw Patyk commit the murder To-day he was relating his story be fore the grand jury. wh.»n District Attorney Ackerson suddenly accused him of lying, and demanded the trwth. The boy then said h*» would tell the truth, and proceeded with hi* horn ta!*>. He said that he and John Fetnrr. twenty years old, entered the Pierog home to rob it. The woman came in and ... them out. whereupon, he said, he grabbed a butcher knif» _ from a table and Fetner an axe. and they cut the woman to death. Then, according to the boy's story, lie and Fetner escaped with ?»»♦ in booty. Later h« thought of th*» plan t-> accusa Patyk when the l;itter w;-.s arrested on sus- Pat;- who was expected to be indicted on th» boy's original story, will nov; go free. Fetner i 3 in the penitentiary serving six months for steal ing 111- sir.cc th- murder. Both boys ha' a parents at the Falls. They have b-»en wayward. and Sankowskj confessed to-day to many burg laries. The crime was the most brutal in ths history of the county. WAGON RUNS DOWN BOY. Two Women in Auto Take Lad zritk Broken Legs to Hospital. Harry Sheppard. of No. ::»« East 4»'.th street. was taken to Bellevue Hospital la^t night, with both of his legs fractured, in an autonxobila loaned l>y two women wht» had seen the boy knock) down by a team of horses attached to an American Express wagon, driven by John J. Sullivan, of No. 331 East 4,'Ul street, at S^tli The boy" was taken into their machine by th» two women just before the arrival «f an auto mobile ambulance. Mounted Patrolman Flan nagan rod.- ahead ti> clear away the lar£2 crowd. Bicycle Patrolman Winters acted M escort, the automobile followed, and the ambu lance brought up the rear, making a procession that attracted much attention on the way to tha hospital The boy refused to make, any complaint against the express driver, saying that he did not want the man to lose h:3 work. TO OBSERVE "LABOR SUNDAY." Sunday. May 9. having been designated "Labor Sunday" by the American Federation of Labor, and as that day has been made a calendar day In th« Presbyterii.l Church, the Rev. Charles Stelz!e, su perintendent of the Presbyterian Department o* Church and Labor, has requested eleven thousand churches ef his denomination to discuss dome poas* of the labor question on that day.