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<rLTAN OFFERS TO BECOME FIGUREHEAD ITOrLD PUT GOVERXMEXT fS CABINET'S HANDS. Committee Mai) Xot Accept Com promise — Assembly Considering Deposition of Abdul. CcEstintinople, April 22 —The Youne Turk* v.re won another victory over Sultan Abdul K*.2Ji£- *' J - wheener tn« Sultan will remain f ■aeteigii of the empire Is yet to be decided, al **TOtt! hf has offered to place the aifairs of verp!T ier!t entirely in the hands of the min?? tfT5 responsible to parliament Tf-vf- Pi ha, the Grand v ; -'»-. to-day ar ißjßjes ■ compromise -with certain Influential _. ; Bts and this was approved by the Psltan personally, but doubt exists as to whether «y« &cTe«'m<? n t will be accepted by the majority r i .-* Committee of "Union and Progress or by «-—«»)■■ of the rriHtarv croup tr> ratify It into ■ effect ] ? addition to promising *o -vithdraw himself *c- administrative activities, the Sultan agrees g dbWC !n *- ? personnel of the troop? guard j-ytie _--.-- and the replacing of the. Constar: tirsEle garrison by troops from the corps -which hsj practically been investing th? city for four fcrs. Th c Chamber of Deputies and some of the Etrslors met to-day at San Stefano, and ar= zrr discussing the question of the deposition of tie Sultan The warships have gone to that place, a-- -— en and men have offered their fervices to the Constitutional party. Mahmoud Soliefket Pacha, commander of the Third Army Corps, has arrived at San Stefan^, and the con - castration of the investing army is now com plete Doubtless the --v- twenty-four hours *1l! decide the fate of the Sultan, who remains passively at his palace, awaiting the issue. The latest '•■""•« received here from the mas racr* districts indicate an Improvement In con ditions. French and Italian cruisers have ar rived at Me-rsina. where quiet prevails. The British battleship Sv.-iftsure has landed provi iirr« ='- medicines intended for Adana, and it Is reported that all available- troops of the Fifth Ar=r Corps have been ordered to the scene of tie massacres. SOLDIERS DESERT BT HUNDREDS. Tie authorities are closing their eyes to the great cumber? of desertions yesterday and to day from the array units stationed in the cap ital ----- • hundreds of soldiers, uniformed bst -without arms or munitions, were slipping: opt bcrmd for Asia Minor. Their old battalions be freshy recruited and shifted to the prov inces, which will make the introduction of the Ccastltctionalist soldiers an easy matter. Few irfejt* or green turbaned priests are seen in the Jtreks. Many of them also have left the city for -.res in Asia, threatening to raise the 'tscEtry and return with "the faithful" to rescue the Grand Caliph and "save the religion from the unbelievers." 'Newspaper extras issued to-night and sold througnou* the "city, announced that the crisis *■«•; past, and this caused general relief. Poli tics -was discussed freely in the cafes, but th« Sultan ivas rarely mentioned. The reckless talk of ■ few nights ago about the sovereign was rot indulged in. The correspondent drove to the Tildiz Kiosk, which, from the approaches, ap peared to be unoccupied. Not a sentinel or a soldier was in sight, even at the main gates. ac-3 the place was absolutely silent. The Sul- Ibj however, Is expected to show 111 II If to ■be public at the Selaml'k to-morrow. The Sultan, or those acting in his behalf, have 4 rapplied the Constitutionalists with a list of the principal members of the palace group who brought about the events of the last week. This lift includes Chakir Pacha, first aide-de-camp to the Sultan: Rear Admiral Said Pacha, son cf the former rand Vizier, Kiamil Pacha; Emm B«y. second eunuch; Halid Bey. Minister of the CWI List, and Dr. Noureddin Pacha, private Physician to the Sultan. Among those outside the household are All Kami! Bey. manager of the newspaper "Serbeste"; Vadehti Bey, editor ci the ~Volkan": Mourad Bey. manager of the "Mizan.- and Ismail Kernall. Deputy of Berat. Sfcse, or possibly all. of these have left the cap ital It Is understood that there are to be no reprisals, except that the palace officials impli cates are to be dismissed. CABINET URGED TO KEEP OFFICE. the members of the Cabinet to-day offered their resignations to the Grand Vizier, Tewfik Pacha, but he declined to accept them. He said ttet the existence of the present Cabinet was. ussier the constitution. Irregular, but he felt that the ministers ought to remain in office .father than leave the country •without a grov •|Bnent. He urged his associates to retain *keir portfolios pending such changes as cir cnaEtances in the near future might suggest. All of the members of the Cabinet thereupon c«%ent«!id to remain. As a matter of fact, the Cabinet is practically a Young Turk Cabinet, because the ministers who were appointed since April is are in no way disposed to do anything •la opposition to th« wishes of the Committee of ■"•nan and Progress. The committee's repre ■sjßathpea In the Cabinet are Rifaat Pacha and :~~?n: ~~?n Pacha. ■ The principal commanders of the army of ln ■sjtaaent and the garrison within the city ar« •eanr together. Iraman Pacha said to-day that ***« •«T»rships could b« relied upon to support W"'ia.mer!t and the committee. Th* Constantinople Liberal newspapers are *~ OsT In the most open manner of the deslra< fcaity of submitting the competence of the Bul *«a to an ecclesiastical high court, with the -altl ***• object of deposing him according to th« '•r-lar forms. The -Galata." publishes what "^T-orta to be a telegram from Monastlr saying Jn<V provincial Caliph has obtained from the *j-«^est eoclesiasticaJ court of his Jurisdiction a C«d!i 0a to the effect that the Sultan Is no r? capable of reigning over the faithfuL The military authorities assert that tho ad ffeistertes of th« oath to the a^rriaon troops Jrooetsdin* satisfactorily. It appears doubt - J. however; whether this Ipi exactly true. It Jr** that the Sheik til XsJain and «everaJ staff £° c *"» visited the various barracks yesterday &4alnUt«r the oath to the men that they r£« obey their officers and abstain from ln *"! «m» in poliuca. The majority of the men ****4 to take the oath onleas the officers US iaplidt obcdlacos to the Sultan. The «bw* L. 111 lel * In then returned and announced TJ^ mife * iO!: h * d larg-ely failed. 6* &«:'« « fOßal to taloa th© oath wae due to ■ e<taß M«« iiffil) rrrirsi ' T«-d»y. f«ir Tn-mormn. fair; r.tgterly winds. AUTO SMASH KILLS TWO. Son of Former Utica Editor One of Victims — Third Man Injured. Rochester. April 22.— Ellis Roberts, of Utica. and James Boyland, of Canandaigua, were killed in an automobile accident about two and a half miles east of Victor late to-night. Roberta was a sen of George A. Roberts, of Utica. who was at one time editor of "The Dtica Herald " James Morris, of T'tica. who was driv ing the car. was severely injured, but may re cover. MRS. SAGE'S (;iFT HELD UP Must Giiie Bond for Grates for City Hall Governors' Room. Mr? Russell gage's efforts to restore the Gov ernors' Room in the city Hall to it? ancient splen dor received a temporary setback yesterday, when she was informed by the Collector of the . • ■•■■.-..-. would have to give a bond before the customs authorities would release some of the imported furnishings for the City Hall room. A representative of Mrs. Sage called at the Custom House and protested that the articles were for presentation to a municipal building; were works of art. and should r>e admitted free, Collector Loeb has no power to aid Mrs. Sage, in the r-^se, as the Appraiser of the Port. George W Wdnmaker. said that the articles imported at Mrs Sage's order are manufactures of metal and not works of art. and can be released only by giving: a bond for twice the amount of the duty The articles consist of two ornamental grates of the Colonial period. valued at ISM. on which the duty is J350. "Mrs. Sage supposed that the grates would be admitted free, and had them made In England and brought over at considerable additional ex pense," her representative said "Mayor Mr- Clellan has been asked to furnish the bond, but he does not believe that he has any authority for doing bo In fact, he declines to give such a bond on the ground that it would not be proper to hold the city or any of his successors responsible for payment of the bond." The Secretary of the Treasury has authority to make an exception in this case. It Is said. CARNEGIE SELLS LAND. DrcelHng House To Be Erected- on Lot in 91st Street. Andrew Carnegie sold yesterday, through Pease & Elliman. a vacant lot. 25 by 100 feet, No. 11 East Mat street, to a well known man, who ■will erect on the sits a dwelling house for his own use. The. plot is directly opposite the home of Mr. Carnegie, occupying the westerly part of the block bounded by Fifth and Madison ave nues and 90th and 91st streets "When he purchased his home site Mr. Car negie,, desiring to protect the residential char acter of the neighborhood, bought the larger part of the block front on the north side of Wet. street, between Madison and Fifth avenues. He has now sold more than half of that block front, and house? have been built on the sites. Among th« owners and occupants of these houses are James A. Burden. Jr., and John Henry Hammond. About two years ago Genera! Word S. Fry re. bought from Mr. Carnegie the vacant plot at the north corner of 91 Ft street and Fifth avenue as a site for a house for his own use He aban doned the project, however, because certain re strictions on the premises made It impossible for him to build as large a house as he desired. "Whatever building is put up there, must not interfere with the light and air of the house ad- Joining it and fronting in 91st street. Owing to this agreement regarding restrictions on the land Mr Carnegie took back the property from General Bryce. HAD LOTTERY TICKETS. Aged Man. Arrested in Harlem, Held as 'Agent. An aged man. giving- the name of Joseph Schmidt, was arrested yesterday by Postoffice Inspector H. '". Hill, Detective Wilbur, of the Central Office, and Detective Weber, of the Harlem detective bureau, at No. 427 East ISSUh street, supposedly his residence, charged with selling lottery risks. According- to Hill, the man's real name is A. Schwab. In the house the officers found about one thousand lottery tickets, representing five different lotteries, and a list of customers numbering: about five hun dred. From bankbooks and bank statements In the possession of the prisoner the officers learned that in the last seven months Schmidt, or Schwab, had deposited money to the amount of $34,000. The list of customers shows the names of grocers and cafe 1 keepers, mostly '"rexrean. In Baltimore, Brooklyn, Hohoken, PbJladeiphia and Manhattan. At the Harlem bureau, where the prisoner was taken after his arrest, ball was ce.t at $1,000. A friend of the prisoner gave bond, end he -was released. The case will come up In the Harlem court to-day. DR. LOWELL AT JOHNS HOPKINS. Lectures on Public Opinion and Popular Government. IBr T«li?<rr*pli to Th« Tribune.] Baltimore. April 21— Dr. Abbott Lawrence Low-all, who will succeed Dr. Kllot as president of Har vard, began a eerie* of lectures to-day at Johns Hopkins TJnJv«Tßity oa "Public Opinion and Popular Government.'* "Because an opinion 1b la the majority,** said Dr. Lowell. "It does not necessarily follow that It is the right opinion. The American opinion a century ago was . democratic It la still democratic), but more subdued, though nona the lens sincere. In the West opinion Is more organized, more social istic Certain of our Institutions, Including- our form of government, our Jury ayctem and other established tilings, are accepted as "laTimi. The bulk of the people ought to be able to determine for themselves a rational opinion upon any Impor tant subject. Unfortunately, many men are too apt to follow their political party without attempting: to form an opinion of their own. Th« best safe guard of popular government is the acquiescence of the minority In the rule of the majority. • Th« minority ought never to submit to any attempt on the part of the majority to Interfere with thalr re ligion. Socialism will collapse because it concedes no right to property owners, nor does It heed their opinions. The va*ua of a constitution Is that it places a limitation upon the exercise of power by th* majority." * SZECHENYIB ENDOW WARD. [By T«l«*rar*» to The Tribunal Newport. R. I, April 2J^-A ward in th« Hun garian Home In New York will be named after the Count and OMSSSSSS Szechsnyl. They have given through the president. Morris Cukor, a check for tiff* to the home and have taken much interest In It The Hungarian government has given 00/500 toward the home, thus recoer.lzi"^ It official!* "V .... NEW-YORK. FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1909.— TWELVE PAGES. THE WHEAT PIT AXD THE MAX, WHO DOMINATED IT. SCENE ON THE FLOOR OF THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRATitS. (Cep;-ris*t. 1905. by the Detroit Publishing Company > CREDITORS AND GLOOM BOTH GREET RECEIVER OF EX MS £ STOPPANI. Mr. Russell TeUs Audience of €00 About Assets Amid Frequent Angry Interruptions. There was a gathering of sad and indignant individuals in a large vacant room on the twen ty-fourth floor of the City Investing Building yesterday afternoon. Creditors of Ennis & Stop pant the bankrupt brokerage firm, to the num ber of two hundred, three of whom were women, met on the floor on which are the offices of Suf fern & Son. the accountants who hive been dili gently searching for the assets and tabulating the liabilities of the unfortunate firm. There were no chairs, and the creditors surged around Lindsay Russell, 'he receiver, following him around the room until he took refuge on top of a table, from which he presided Many of the creditors looked prosperous Others ob viously needed the money. Turbulent spirits there were, some of whom bad the Ides that Senator ifcCarren. who to morrow Is to pay $124,000 to Mr Russell, was in some way to obtain preference because he was a politician. It looked for a time as if the police might b« needed* but Hoses H. Grossman. coun sel for some of the creditors, who has had ex perience with fust Budb situations before, ex plained la simp!* lan^naite that Mr. Rwss»U -or** an able, man appointed by the court to act for the interests of the creditors, and they need not fear that every pre<^aution would rot be taken to that end. First m- Rust told the creditors of a con ference in the morning with Thomas A Ennis «nd a representative of <'har!e« F Stoppanl. the member? of the firm, at his (Mr. Russell's) home, 'n which both had promised to do everything In their power to pay the creditors. Mr. Ennis had turned over to him as receiver, he said, his home In Allenhurst, his automobile, his yacht and a number of stocks, from which he hoped to real ize about 575.000. The house Is valued nt $3.V>™. and is mortgaged for (15.000. The yacht Is val ued at SIO.OOO. The Ennis home, at No 690 Park Place, Brooklyn, Is in the name of Mrs. Ennis. ASSETS AR'ti'T SSnn.r.nn, HR PAY? The creditors were told that the assets would amount, roughly, to about |30*,0e8, while the lia bilities seemed to be \n the neighborhood of $i. 500,000. exclusive of money owed to relatives of the firm members, which Includes the $445.0n0 Mrs. Stoppant mother at the Junior member, put Into the firm Incidentally it may be said that Mr. Ennis turned over to Mr. Russell some $3fW>.ftOft. par value, of stock in a corporation which may net considerable money for the creditors. The re ceiver did not mention this In his statement be cause he does not know how advantageously he can dispose of the Btork. A tentative nummary of assets and liabilities presented by the accountants showed some, queer bookkeeping methods, although It Is not thought th«y were meant to be deceptive. For Instance, it was explained that an Item for $3, 987,21*^44 under assets, which was labelled "accounts in which the firm appears to be in terested." consisted largely of the running ex penses of the various offices for the last fly» years. These should have b«»en charged off each year. There was carried on the books as dv« from customers J71R.471 95. whereas many of the. accounts had been ciosed out long ago and should have been settle*! up on the books. The receiver estimates that he will get only $150,000 of the grosa amount. $124,000 of which is com ing from Senator McCarren. Of the liabilities there is due to customers $1.580,841 4 E. Additional capital put into the firm In the last five months to keep it on its feet amounts to $529,384 82. Much of this came from relatives of membera of the firm after the private fortunes of the members had been ex hausted. Mr. Russell told the creditors that the decline of the firm dated from December, and was due In a srreat measure to the fact that the health of Mr. Ennis did not aJlow him to attend to the business. RELATIVES CAME TO RESCUE. "The individual members of the firm stripped themselves of everything," aaid Mr. Russell. "One relative put in $448,000 to save them." "From what?" shouted a skeptical creditor. "Failure, of course," eald Mr. Russell. "Mrs. Btoppanl, who la seventy-five years old. put up that money and got only $75,000 In stock for security. To-day she ha« returned even that to me, and I understand, that if settlement can be made she will not press a claim for her money." "Bully for the old lady!" shouted a creditor, and there was- applause. Questions were being hurled from all aides. One gray haired man with a flushed, anxious face upturned to the receiver compelled atten tion, and In a trembling voice asked: "Are you' going to settle with Senator Mc- Carren?** Mr. Russell said he was. "Then why can't you settle with me?" asked th*- plaintive vole*. He couldn't eeem to understand that McCar- I Continued on tecoai oare. . ( USED THE CHURCH TUG SENTINEL, CUSTOMS MEN SAT, CARRIED "SLEEPERS." Smuggled Goods Taken 'Aboard Boat h>t Sailors from Ship Lying at Brooklyn Docks. A bold scheme of smuggling: Oriental goods ashore, patterned after the. fashion of the "sleeper" method employed by the alleged dressmaking syndicate, was nipped in the bud on Wednesday evening in South Brooklyn by three customs Inspectors on the night staff. The goods consisted of seven cases of china war», screens, curios, Japanese bric-a-brac and other goods made in the Orient, of a total value of more than $1,000 Th» unusual feature of the smugglers hi get ting their goods ashore was th* use of the tug Sentinel, owned t>y the Seamen's Church Insti tute of Now Tork. White making a tour of inspection of th» piers in South Brooklyn Inspector Bradley walked to the srringpieoe of pier 4. Bush's Stores, where the bark Comet is docked. Bradley heard the •-hug-Kins: of a tu£ in the, dOCk between two ships, one lying on the north side of Pier 4 and the other on the south side of Pier 3. Ke walked to a place where he could observe the tug, and found it was the Sentinel, which visits the ships in port to distribute invitations to sea nun for religi<"".*s ssatttc 1 * .The- services are held every Sunday at the floating Church of Our Saviour, off Peck Slip. in the East River. Bradley noticed the Sentinel taking on men and boxes from one of the ships in the dock and Immediately hastened to Inspector Fanger. who was nearby SangeT was ordered to hail the Sentinel and ask to be taken up to the float ing ohurch with the Ballormen who were taken aboard from the ship. The skipper on the church tug said he was welcome, and Sanger went aboard. After making an examination, Sanger ordered the Sentinel tied up at the end of the pier. Inspector Bradley, who meanwhile had been Joined by Inspector Dlngham, went aboard and ordered the men on the tug to land all the crates they had taken aboard from the ship It was dark in the wheel house, when the, seizure was made, and It. was difficult for the Inspectors to recognize faces. Inspector Bradley asked th» man at th» wheel who he was, and he replied that he was the master of the Sentinel. The inspectors told him that was all they wanted to know, and when th«» skipper was permitted to go the Sentinel steamed up the Buttermilk Channel to Peck Slip. The three Inspectors guarded the seized crates throughout the night, and yesterday morning removed the smuggled goods to the Appraiser's Stores. The superintendent in charge of the Seamen's Church Institute said last night that the Senti nel was tied up at the allp on Wednesday night, and that if she made any trip it was not with th<* knowledge or sanction of the institute. He said the tug was sent out chiefly on Sundays and holidays to bring seamen to the church, at Peck Slip, hut that occasionally she visited ships In p"rt tii distribute tracts and Invitations to services. The man In the wheelhouse who Mid he was the captain of the Sentinel was asked by the Inspectors to explain why he had taken the crates from the. ship H^ said he understood that the crates contained ths person* l property of tho sailors who took the. stuff aboard the tug. The superintendent said the tug had not been used for smuggling, and that the seizure, was of such little Importance to him that he had net given the matter any serious attention. EXPECT MORE TRUNKS. Secret Service Men on Lookout for ■ • Smuggled Gowns. Secret Service agents, in their search for the per sons who attempted to smuggle rive trunks, the, contents of which were valued at $52,100, seized sev eral days ago, have uncovered an elaborate Inter national dressmaking business. It Is controlled by concerns with offices In this city and Paris. It was said yesterday that in a few days the. investigation would be completed. Wealthy go-betweens, or agents, in the business, and their customers, in cluding not only dressmakers, but also persons of ■octal position, who bought gowns direct, would be Indicted. Every steamer that has arrived from Europe since the seizure has been under the surveillance of Secret Service men. Not a trunk has been run upon a pier without being subjected to examina tion by men outside the regular customs service. It was explained yesterday that this vigilance was due to the discrepancy between the offer of settle ment made to Collector Loeb and the value of the contents of the trunks seized. The I^.'W* offer would cover goods valued at jKKt.nnn. the amount being divided as follows: One hundred thousand dollars for the goods, the same amount as penalties and $fio.fl<V> representing the 60 per cent duty. The customs authorities believe that they have either missed $4S,<v»> worth of smuggled goods, or that trunks containing It are on the way. Hence the vigilance at the piers. Collector Loeb eaJd yesterday that no further seizures had been made He also explained that Continued on aecond ea«r*. JAMES 'A. PATTEN. Whose- hasty departure from Chicago was th» 6ignal for knocking- boles in his wheat corner. TAKE ALLEGED SWIXDLER Buffalo Prisoner 'Accused of Trying to Defraud New York Women. [By Telegraph to The Mboai ! Buffalo April 22. — Posing as the general man ager of th firm of E. Paquin & Co.. Ltd.. court dressmakers of Paris. France, a man was ar rested here to-night charged with attempting to defraud Mrs. J M. Vincent. No. 601 Weal 136 th street, and Mr? C M. Ashbridge. No. 112 West 117 th street. New York, each out of $250. The accused man says hi* name is W. Friend, but he is alleged to have assumed the names of W. yon Froben and Baron Winterfelt. and used letterheads of the Paris firm with his name on them. H a Is charged with inserting adver tisements in New York newspapers for a woman to take charge of a branch agency of the French firm in Fifth avenue. New York, at a salary of $2,504 a year. FOrXDATIONS HOLLOW 7 Defect* in State Education Budd ing Reported Inquiry To-day. Albany. * Reports « ble.li have been made to Governor Hughes, Lieutenant Genet not Whit ter Wadsworth, comprising the board of trustees of public building^, concern- Ing r»rn!itrfictlbri work on tl 14 WMI - iior> education building, .-ppostte the CapH Washington avenue, will b» eoDsfidered al i special meeting of the board Which has b»*n called by th« Governor for to-morrow, and In teresting developments n ra expected Th° new building- !«; b o ms erected by the P T Ford Company, of Rochester Palmer A Horn bestel nf New York, the architect* Hje structure, employ t. representative, C V Merrick. to see that the pi ■ I ntions ar» being carried out in th° construction work Yesterday Mr. Merrick, accompanied by bis \ . P E Alnsworth, former Deputy Stats Superintendent of Public [nstru ■ . ■■ailed on Lieutenant Governor White and Speaker Wads worth and stated that hia suspicions had b^en aroused and that he had drilled into several of the con< rete foundations for the steel columns which are to support the building, with the re sult that, h'-' alleges, several ol them were found, to i.c- hollow instead of solid, as th» contract specified. When these discoveries -cv^r^ made, a few days ago, Mr. Bferrick said the architects of the building and State Architect Ware were In formed, and it was said to-night that the work of reconstructing the foundations is under way. It was also reported to the trustees by Mr. Merrick that cement which he had tested some time ago had failed to coma up to the standard required and had been condmaed. Mr. Merrick said he discovered biter that this same cement was being used after having been placed in bags of another manufacturer. Mr. Ford, one of the contractors, said to night that there was absolutely no foundation for Mr. Merrlck's charges. INSULT TO GOVERNOR. Mr. Hughcs's Name Greeted with Laughter at Postmasters' Dinner. One hundred members of the New York State Association of Postmasters held their third annual dinner at the Republican Club last night. Charles H. Treat. Treasurer of the United States, referred to President Taft as the best "ntted" man for the office of President. When he said this the postmasters stood up and sang-, "So Say We All of Us." Mr. Treat then started In to eulogize Governor Hughes, but the loud sounds of laughter prevented his finishing. The laughter was general, and when Mr Treat saw where Governor Hughes stood with the assemblage he passed over whatever he had thought of Baying- "and took up his address from the point where he eulogized Postmaster -General Hltcocoek. The faces of one or two men here and there showed that they resented the insult to the Gov ernor. HAYWOOD APOLOGIZED TO CAPTAIN His Press Agent Had Voiced a Desire to Sea Red Flag Above National Emblem. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Sacramento, Cal.. April 23. — William B. Haywood. president of the Western Federation of Miners, and his press asrent. A. Meyer, were made to apologize by Captain E. J. Cone, an officer In th* United States army during the Spanish-American War, for a lack of respect for the American flag last nisht. The Incident occurred in the lobby of a local hotel after Hay wood had lectured. Meyer wore a red flag- In his buttonhole and re marked that he hoped to live to see that emblem wave above the Stars and Stripes. Coxe demanded an apology, threatening to punch Meyer. Haywood appeared and told Coxe who he was. Coxe re plied: "Bo you are Bill Haywood. eh? Well, you and your friend will eat your words or I will break your faces." Haywood apologized, and left the hotel -with Meyer Ocntm bi a son of Maior Raleigh Coxe. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. "Its purity has made It famous." — PRICE THREE CENTS. "HAVE SOLD OUT; THAT'S ALL"— PATTEN WHEAT HITS TOBOGGAN IN CHICAGO. Speculator, Weak and Worn, Off to Next Mexico Ranch in Blind ing Blizzard. / [By Tetefmpb to Tha "- sobs * Trinidad. Col.. April 22— James A. -, -,- Is not inspecting the wheat fields of the gr*at West, but. with hi* nerves all unstrung, has gone to the estate of his millionaire friend. ft*. H. Bartlett. of Chicago, in Northern New MSB ico, for a rest. He said h« ha* sold hi* wheat holding?. Patten arrived h*re late last ni^ht, alone and hurried to bed. H» looked weak and •worn. He was up at 5:30 o'clock and at» a light breakfast at T. Whil<» eating haj said: "We have sold out our wheat and I need r*st. I can only repeat what I have said before. Ther* Is a shortage of wheat, and that accounts for the high prfce. I have not manipulated th» market, simply bought wheat and contracts to deliver wheat. Just like steel makers buy raw •iron. If the, supply of ra-w iron suddenly began to show a big decrease, what would be th» result? Why, every one- who requires Iron tat his business would begin buying, and th» !tm creased demand would quite naturally send tip the prlca. I bought wheat, yes. all I could g*n for myself and friends when It was cheap. \V<» sold when the price- went up. That's all/* "" ,' Patten declined la sjrws out figure* fc!s cnbJ experts had gathered 'up to this tta»a on tl» ground that he was paying for this informatioa out of his own pocket, and what he learned £». purposed to keep to himself. H«» was advised t«, wait here until the blinding snowstorm r3g*r>?r this morning was over, but departed in tha fac» of the blizzard, saying: "I am going to Hi Unit's ranch, 3~i M e=«. will follow me there. TIM place Is tw«Ety-firr* miles from a railroad, and has no telephone eon ■ nection, so I will be free to do a 3 I p!eas« arut enjoy myself." The trip will not be a pleasant one, f?r th« twenty-five mile ride must be made over thm mountains through heavy snowdrifts In th© fac« of the storm. The stag* cannot r»ach the Bart lett ranch before nightfall, and the roads are Lx a dangerous condition as a result of an alnscet unprecedented snowfall. Tremendous enow-* slides have been of fr»iuent occurrence over thai mountain passes. FORTUNES WIPED OUT. No Further Doubt in Chicago as to Fate of "Corner." \Bv T«l»*rap^ to Tfco TIJfcUM f Chicago. April 22 — Routed by unwelcorf* pub licity and criticism. Jameg A. Patten has abdi cated his place is -Kin? of th» Wheat Ptf and has Red to th« seclusion of his partners ranch in New Mexico, leaving his UeTrtenanfcs to gefhirn oiit'nf the hoi?ro rh?*D-st*-p"cs?lbti» ad vantage. All further attempts at secrettvenesw naY been cast to the v.-tnds. and every one no-tv kn"Tvs of the discomfit'ir<" of the man -who cam's the nearest to running a successful corner hi wheat since the palmy days of "OH Hutch."* v. heal broke 4«-i cents fo-day under the I '"*"" ure of the selling which started aa soon a3 !* became definitely known that Patten had "quit the game" His followers, who had been buy ing wheat on the breaks during the last week, proceeded to dump their holdings as soon ** they knew what was doinsr. Many of them who live in the country, where telegraphic communi cation even Is slow, had scale orders hi to buy at price? ranging from one-half to three or four cents under yesterday's closing prices, and (ham orders were executed by brokers before the ex cited customers could t-legraph their Instruc tions to cancel all orders. The session of the Board of Trad* was sen sational. Bull? had expected that after the 6 cent decline of the. two previous sessions a re coven- would ensue: Taking: the Patten view of a big crop shortage as correct and wheat In trinsically worth all that has been paid for it In a purely speculative way. th- reaction was due. But the first quotations were a startling dis appointment to the bulls. From nearly every point came reports of normal, or even better, crops Liverpool prices were down, and tho shipments from Argentina, Australia and other foreign countries were said to be greater than usual at this time of the year. Bears filled the wheat pit in a dens? rr.ass. and like an eruptive volcano, poured forth a swollen stream of wheat. Longs liquidated all along the line, and the execution of stop loss or ders added to the confusion. Frequently It was impossible In make a *ala within three-quarters of a cent of the price des ignated by the customer to his broker. The Patten vortex of other and cor* buHlslx days, into which the cereal might be poured seemingly without affecting its appetite, was not in evidence. It was a tremendous liqui dating market. Patten called May wheat cheap at $1 29. and M was pointed out that the — — option at $1 21 to-day was an excellent Invest ment. The same waa said of July at $109*,. These prices are approximately nine cents under the high price of last Friday. While Mr. Patten, quoted as saying he was fleeing from reporters, was making for the ranch of his friend and partner. W. H. Bartlett. Just over the Colorado line in New Mexico, d-Jectioa was pictured on the faces of •->- . small specu lators haunting the tickers In various brokerage houses. Many a fortune has been wtp»l out by th«> decline this week, and many a man who had a handsome profit OS paper, but Still hung on for more, now confronts a deficit. Th- wide rub licity given the market brought intc. it vrntrtr ■ man whs ordinarily wasted in quieter paths. Even the "regulars" for the most part followed the bull leader with unusual enthusiasm and until to-day .«aw nothing hi ths pr-vtoa* declines but a flurry. Mr. Patten s« charac terized it. and hi« word was a<-'-epte<j They held to the limit of their resources and to-day were wiped off the speculative slate when thetr margins became exhausted and there was no longer a reserve to draw on. • Its a fact that hi ran away from th» aaaa> papers." said one of Patten* friends to-day. •He wasn't running a corner, and published statements to the contrary wore him out. He '9 looking for rest, and h» ought to find it. for Mr. Bartlett's ranch comprises some three hundred thousand acres, and no plac» on It is there a re porter.'" ••Has he sold his wheat?" "I don't know I doubt it. He can w»n *'- ford to hold his line, for the pinch was net ex pected until the shortage began really- to b» fall in June and July. He expected * h!fl price then, and expected 1 to market hi* wheat