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YpLXIX -- N° 22,813.
mariy-four More Lives Taken in
0 Hurt Property
/. aj of Millions.
Atlanta. May I.— The storm which for three
-.^ vv P p t>f-rn sweeping with destructive effect
acr"*? the Southern States, passed
'Z jpto the Atlantic Ocean to-night. The havoc
C ngbt in lts th tactaded probably two hun
, jailed, twice as many Injured, and property
ortlT several millions of dollars destroyed and
v,.yj ne c S and communication well nigh dem<»r
To-day. In passing off to sea. the storm sp
rently had lost none of its vicious energy.
I^tE this afternoon wires flashed the news of
thirty-four more deaths in Georgia— lives taken
rvV storm. of the coming of which some of the
victims had been reading for two days in the
jp«jpaP rrs - I'"st1 '" st ni £ht when the news *>f the
citfr.t of destruction in Tennessee, with be
, |Wn s jxty and a hundred deaths, was speeding
tr trains fronJ the presses toward Albany and
Ce&rtown. r,a. and even when old hands at
rT°aict!r.{: the course of tornadoes were drawing
C «xh of relief and saying it was all over, the
trinds were racing with the train? toward those
touTS. Before daylight the tornadoes struck
both places, killing twelve in the vicinity of
Cedartown and six a few miles south of Albany.
The Georgia death list by towns as received
fcere to-night i*: Puciiannn. 13: Albany, •:
Mfi^s, 1: Cedartown, 3.: Bowden. 1: Gaines
ville. 1.
/ ■ town, hov
desti ■ ■ much
but In adjacent
The storm lasted not more than half a min
•Cte, but was so severe that it Bounded louder
Cam an' oncoming train. One of the peculiari
ties of the blow was that it completely unhar
jK^ssw-i'. a horse standing hitched to a wagon in
the street, but did not injure the animal.
Froai Norfolk came news of high winds and
tame damage to property, while the towns in
Xorth Carolina and many in Florida contrib
uted their quota of storm devastation.
It remains only to cast up the cost in human
Me Hi . property. That this list will be Incom
■ plete hr several days is probable, for wires are
6mjt and railway communication Is seriously
fctercpted in the interior of several states or
tie path of the tornado.
Mesptis. May.l. — While some sections in the
pMhajan/ of the storm are yet to be heard from,
dispatches received from Arkansas, Western
Tennessee and Northern Mississippi bring the
total number •■'. killed in this section by the
tornado on Thursday to one hundred, and the
Injured to twice that number.
The greatest number of Vail and Injured is
reported ■m Horn Lake, Miss. Here eighteen
bodies have already been found. The injured
ere placed at fifty. CadJox Gap. Ark., reports
8 finsiiar number t>f dead and many injured. . At
'Fayettevllle. T^iiru the death list is placed at
fifteen and the injured at fifty. Other town*
from ■which reports have been received her* are;
flnf In Arkansas — Marianna. 4; Bee Branch, 2;
Bata 2; Wilburr.. 1; Whealley. 1; Marion. 5.
Zebalon, L
The weather in Tennessee to-night is clear
aad cool, and the telegraph wir<-s- as they are
revived, bring reports of loss of life and prop
erty destruction greater than first advices. To
ssy 'i. number of cofflns were shipped to the
ftrlcken districts.
At Pulas-ki and in some sections of Giles
County, the destruction of property Is heavy,
tnd it Is said the death list will number twenty
fve. with at least thirty others injured. In the
■"■« of Mr. Hardisorj. lust south of Hlllsboro.
In one room were the bodies of the two Marlin
boys, who were blown with the bouse into the
creek, fa another room lay Carroll Marital,
«?ed twelve, dying. Near him on different beds
were their father, whose shoulderbsmde and
collarbone were broken, and their mother, whose
tip v.as crushed.
Datn?ge is reported from a score of other
£kces, and Gibson. Madison and the Furround-
territory furnish a list of eight or more dead.
i-nco!n County's fatalities are heavy, and the
Rorm seems to have practically covered the
Jffla« state. The casualty list is still incom
plete, and U la believed the dead in all sections
*B1 exceed one hundred.
.^Chicago. May I.— Th.,- storm which began on
Thursday took the form of a mild blizzard in
upper lake region to-day, including Chicago,
*tere a moderate wind was accompanied by
■*- X Superior, Wis , there was enow enough
** sleighing. Winnipeg reported many range
Wile dead from exposure. Prom the South
*«*t came ctorles of ruined orchards.
"^ '' conditions, according to the telegraph
tad telephone companies, were much improved.
"Moving day," as May 1 has come to be
kE: '~' in this city, where 10 per cent of the
population change their flat number each year,
**« filled with gloom. lie big storm left a
4 tr£;: of snow clouds and Icy breezes. The rnov
*R vans struggled through snowstorms which
* oke ov ?r the city at two minute intervals all
■J- Winter clothes were donned and Janitors
s '-' ur -' to turn <.n the steam. Thousands of
«a!lies were delayed in their pilgrimages.
j** ' a a while the eun peeped out, as if to tell
~* e di *heartenf-d ones that it was only a joke.
Id father Is • tilled for two days in this
• May j. — A fail Monday every
«*e« *.^. of the Rocky Mountains, but yet an
**r «crm brewing out in the West and head
*°. *W» v.ay, i - the promise held out by th«
**«Kfcer bureau to-night.* Away out In Arizona
<»j^* ls a storm centre that is moving rapidly
■wiward. and official figuring to-night schedules
&v Ktrj-'K trj- ' Atlall tic ''oast Wednesday or Thurs-
L Its ' rfal *'* tPnt is problematical.
x??' Day «no-.v Hurries fleck the country in
,£**. Particularly about the Great Lakes and in
Wv and v< *n In the South Roanoke. Va..
tian? il « records for the coldest May Day for
r~^' years. Snow fell to-night in the Virginia
ttir v - ns - ar " 3 X was predicted that fruit and
t f ~'' ab! ' >s would be killed unless a change In
"■'l^ratur.- came before Monday.
*^er Murderer Said Washington Officials
Had Persecuted Him.
■ »v [By Telfßn^jh to Th* Trll>une. ]
fcjj£? vv * r - M «y 1-— Relatives of "Chris" C. Blerck.wno
Tw!* hotel detective named H« lllllssj here last
ji^^ay. say the murderer l.a.i planned to kill
»f~"~* nl Taft and other high officials .if the gov-
TtZjf"' Bierk is from Nebraska, whew lie *»«
l^ y Natives. They exhibit letters from Sierk
H, / for muiiey to v Washington and "remove"
: " /"Went and several members of the Cabinet.
fabtal 11 * tters Slwk declared that Mr. Taft and
hii^ Members had been persecuting him. and he
roto**' irn .' 1n ' H l that the only wav to stop it was to
' •■I Cf xr ; '■■*'• ■•'. and put the President and others
--— -.-^fr-irSL— ■ ***. NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, MAY 2, 1909.— FIVE PARTS.— SIXTY PAGES.
Workmen at Old Orchard, Me., Get
Food in Novel Waif.
OH Orchard, Me.. May I.— Cut off from shore
by immense combers rolling in from the storm
swept Atlantic, six workmen are marooned In
the Casino at the outer end of the long ocean
pier with no prospect of relief until the storm
subsides. For twenty-four hours they were
without food or drink, for, although they were
only eighteen hundred feet from the beach and
every one in Old Orchard knew of their impris
onment, it was Impossible to reach them In
bonts and there was no approach on the pier,
as the middle section of that structure was.
carried away by a storm two months ago.
* One man was capsized in an attempt to get
to the men in a boat. It was not until some
one thought of an old electric wire which hangs
between the two ends cf. the pier that the prob
lem of getting food to them was solved late
to-day. A big can containing food was sealed
op, to keep out the Fait water, and attached to
to the wire. When the men at the Casino re
ceived the signal they drew the can of pro
visions through the waves and up to their posi
tion. The men on shore afterward drew the
wire back and attached another l«rsre can, con
taining water, which was also pulled out by the
Friday ih' 1 nun u.'nt i " down the
but whei ■ ' nine the water was so
rough that It was Impossible to get the men
back. An old stove had been left In the casino,
and Friday night and all day, as well as to
the men : ii«»wn tl;
casino to sv ..'.: to keep then
A Ih • Crom Bidd< f rd Pool, eight
miles distant, will make another attempt to
the men to-morrow morning.
Four Sink, One Abandoned -Crew
of Seven Meet* Death.
I>i'tr-'!t. May 1. Four vessels lost, nne •
with !:• r crew of seven men. and a fourth craft
found floating deserted on Lake Michigan. wit'i
the fnt-- of I er crew nmary
of wrecks in the pn
< >ti the rock) - - v •" i l iron
night the s
torn to pieces I Furious i
swept over Laic r and i
of seven w ere I< >st.
1 '.I I..ik< H :r in, las
freighter Russia, >•? I'«>rt Huron,
b .tt..
• ■ :' •■ -a ••:.•■.-•
% In t
Bound up Lak
stearn>-r Bchoolcraft, ti:'- Bchoom r •',•
met the full Coroe A the t<
s tbe towMne was broken, and the
• ■■ • in the r... ks. Tf'..- fui
:t Imjiopsi!.!'- to launch sn
•• or the llghi
Marigold, which was close behind, to go to the
rescue of the seven- men aboard the schooner.
The Nester went to pieces rapidly, and every
member of the crew was lost.
The Russia was* bound or Duluth on h«-r first
trip of the season, with Ji^fuil cargo of freights
When twelve miles off foetour the cargo shifted.
Part of the £• ck load of cement "as jetti
soned, but shortly afterward the <urgn
again shifted and the steamer began to Oil.
Captain John McLean and his crew of twenty
tiro launched their small boats into the ravins
sea, an succeeded in saving their lives. They
arrived at Detour to-day. The Russia was
built in 1872, and was owned by C. O. Duncan,
of Port Huron. For many years she sailed in
the Anchor Line fleet of passenger boat and
was one of the best known craft on the !akea.
It Is a strange story of marine mystery which
the Ann Arbor car ferry brought Into port with
her to-duy when she arrived, towing behind her
the big steel lighter Hat;. via. which was built in
1004 for th« Lehigh Valley Transportation Com
pany. The car ferry found the lighter tossing
on the waves south of Fox Island with no crew
aboard. In the dining room was evidence that
there had been a crew. The dining room tablf
was set as for dinner, but nothing except the
severed hawser Indicated a possible solution of
the creWs whereabouts. Marine men think that
the evidence which the hawser ■•■•■ of being cut
may mean that the tug or steamer which had
the lighter in tow found it necessary in the gale
to cast bet loose, and if so probably took off
the crew before leaving the steel hulk .'it the
mercy of the storm. Lighters of this style usual
ly carry, marine men say. crews of from four
to ten men.
Safe and i of 1 heir ship in
tht ice, the crew of the Corrigai ' r A
ranla can* into ti." Soo aboard the J. H. j:;m
tu\v and told a thril . their <
<-n< es. Caught Jast In a Kr<:it Ice floe in Whiteflsh
Hay they could only watch the relwtless force
bear harder and harder les of
their Bhip i«»til they were crushed ai
water poured In. When it v as evident tl •■
was doomed to sink they left the Aurania and
took t<- the i< •-
Carrying with them one small yaw] boat with
which to ferry thencselves ov< r
open wat« In the Boe, tlie men. headed by
Captain Robert C! Pringle, made a perilous way
over to the s*eamer Bartow, also held bo fasi
in the Ice four miles away that she < wild rot
. . . . . : vs aasistance All arrived un
injured, an-1 were cared for aboard the Bartow.
DENTIST'S FEE $10,500.
Chicago Practitioner Got That Sum
for Two Pieces of Work.
Chicago. May I.— "Who received the fee?"
This is what half the dentists in Chicago are
asking each other.
The lea la $10,500 for two dental operations In
one family, and the fascinating puzzle of "who
got it" began to go the rounds a month ago.
■when Dr. C. N. Johnson, editor of "The Dental
Review casually mentioned in an editorial on
the growing appreciation of dental service the
fact that a young Chicago dentist bad received
a fee of $8,008 for one piece of work.
Then the storm of inquiries, smiles, Jokes and
polite expressions of incredulity broke. From
nil of this came an editorial In the magazine
issued to-day, in which Dr. Johnson not only re
iterates his story of the $8,000 fee. but adds the
information that the young man received an
other fee of f&SOO tor other work done In the
same family.
The name of the young man is withheld, how
ever Dr Johnson saying he obtained permis
sion to use the case as an illustration only under
pledge of secrecy.
Pet" Stobie. of No. 179 East 1"'11 "' 1 street, em-
Dloyed as a footman In the household of Robert
Coeiet So W7 Fifth avenue, was arrested yester
d«v afternoon, charged with stealing from the Qoe
fct home in February a *50 Jewelled scarf pin. a ISO
Lold c"garette case. a gold collar pin and a bUys
handbag Sioble «as locked up at Headquarters.
Ufetavers, Unable to Breast Surf.
Summon Revenue Cutter to
Rescue Ten Men.
Moriches, Long Island. May 1. Captain
Mitchell Reed of the five-masted schooner Will
iam c. Carnegie and th<- nine members of his
crew lay to in th.-ir yawl all day to-day and
watched the ship slowly pound Itself to pieces
because of the savage assaultH of lieavy seas.
They M.r.- rescued by the crew of the revenue
cutter Mohawk, which had i».en summoned from
New Fork after the livesaving crews of the
Moriches, Potunk and Forge River stations had
exhausted every means of p.-ttintc assistance to
th.. shipv.f... ked men.
It was about .'{ o'clock this morning when
Captain Charles T. Gordon, of the Moriches sta
tion, peered through the mist and made out a
vessel trying to "claw off the lee shore to the
safety of the open sea. Without waiting to see
\\]\vA success attended the efforts of the des
perate crew he informed the captains .->f the
other stations. , He and his men were ready for
action when the schooner finally stranded broad
side to the beach and about eight hundred yards
from the shore an hour later.
Captain Gordon ordered out the breeches buoy
apparatus, but eight attempts to shoot a line
aboard the vessel resulted In failure. As a last
resort, In spit.- of the fact that It was almost
suicide to launch a boat in the mountainous
S'-as. the lifeboat was brought out Captain
Gordon and Captain Isaac Glldersleeve, of the
Potunk station, called for volunteers, and eight
men were selected to man the boat.
-Vo craft, however, could pass safely through
the seething' line of breakers, and scarcely had
the boat been launched when it capsized. Mar-,
cus Tuttle and Charles Albin were caught under
the boat, and were rescued with difficulty.
Seeing that there was no hope of rescue from
the shun-, wireless messages were sent for reve
nue cutters.
The members of the crew cf the Carnegie,
alarmed by the whip and bend ■•■ the masts v.ith
the lashings of tlie waves iij>":i th€ hull. ;md
seeing the failure of the intrepid lifesavers to
help them, finally launched their yawl nd put
offshore, anchoring about v mile from the
stranded sehooni r, where they spent a long,
dism.il afternoon.
The m< n on shore had done their utmost, but
the crew of the little boat «;is istill* beyond the
breakers. The jm w;ts swept l>y n strong
southerly gale, and the waves were running so
high that it whs a surprise to the veteran life
savers that she should survive.
The courageous ten managed to keep their
frail craft afloat and appeared to be waiting
patiently for the help tli.it they knew must
come from the s<-.i. us the terrific surf pre-
eluded any possibility of their reaching shores

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owned 1
:it I!. ■ ■ ■ ' 4.4"<»
Norfolk f"r
tH nd In-
B he
- ■ •■ ■
Merrj waa • i la fasi sinking
Captain Reed and
looked from th< .-.t.-ti. of tbe Mohawk .
. toward New York they (taw I
rpssel sink beneath ti,.- waves. Wreck
■ :i i i along . Tne
\ essel « iil l:e a t . * t .- * 1 loss
Pattm Interests Get Practically All
of 2,100,000 Bushels.
Chicago, May I \m delivery day on the
Board I and Maj wheat, which ■
• .-in mill campaign led t.v James
A Patten, teat. <»n May contracts
to-day _ ; '"'..'«' bushels ol wiieat v. ■ i
. of II to Bartlett, Patten .\ i ■
Brokers have hazarded a ki"'-^ that Mr. Patten
of $1 <.s for hi^ M.iv wheal \
■ to !■•• appn xlmatel) correct, Mr.
.•■ sold the wheat delivered him
■ m\2 for delivery In Julj , « hii ; .
would show r, iir..i:t ..r four cents o :■•■." Ma)
opened to-day at Si 24% t< I
and a good demand foi actual wheat would enable
tl.e bull leader to -.U .-.. much greater profit
There was considerable selling ol distant de
liveries in the late session, waich ca ised i
[ulj declining to $1 n ■'■•,. May, however, held
firm. A ii' H*d at tne i lose,
I lotations sliowing gains of '» cent to i , to
2 cents, May being at V 25* i and July at $1 li
: Chicago Court Says in Decision That "Maple
ine" Contains No Maple Jnices.
! Chicago, May 1. — Federal Judge Banborn, In a
1 test case questioning the constitutionality of the
■ federal pure food and drugs act. upheld the validity
I of the law to-day, holding that the Crescent Manu-
I facturing Company of Seattle, makers of "mnple
i Ine" mlsbranded their product Inasmuch us this
: substitute for maple syrup contained no maple
: juices. The defence also alleged that the name
i was Justified by the flavor of the product.
j Cincinnati May I.— The Corn Products Company
:of Chicago, attacks the constitutionality of the
pure food law In an answer filed here to-day in the
I seizure ■ few days ago of forty-six packages and
1 bags of sugar manufactured by the Corn Products
Company and found on the premises of the Gerko
Brewing Company in this city. The government si
; leges that the sugar was labelled "pure sugar,"
i whereas it was adulterated.
Norfolk, Va.. May I.— Justice J. M. Defining held
; to-day that a girl who refuses to marry a man
must return the engagement ring without question.
The court gave J. D. McKarland. a young hotel
steward. Judgment for a J.V. diamond ring agalnM
; Miss Lula B. Short, who, McFarland declared, had
i jilted him without cause.
Batesvtlie, Ark.. May I.— The first step in the
anti-trust prosecution of the Waters-Pierce Oil
Company in Arkansas was won by the state in
the Circuit Court here yesterday. Judge Coffin
ordered the defendant company to produce officers
and directors of the company as witnesses before
a special commissioner in a hearing to be held on
July 15 lit St. Louis. The state asks judgment for
J7,535,00(i. the maximum In fines, and the ouster of
the company from the state. "'f'
W. E. Corey and Prominent Pitts
burg Steel Men in Reported
Billion-Dollar Combination.
( By T'-irgraph tr. The TWbUPB. 1
Pittsburg, May I.— Henry H Rogers, accord
log to "The Plttsburg Despatch," is behind *
plan to amalgamate every copper Interest in the
United States Into one KiKantic organization, n
Is said that William Ellis Corey, president of
the United States Steel Corporation, has been
selected by Mr. Rogers as one of the men t<>
carry thro igh this amalgamation, and that Mr.
Corey is almost ready to announce his pi. ins
These plans will Include a decided effort to
control »f the Westinghouse Electric and
Manufacturin Company and the General Elec
tric Company. When this is done, report says
the business ill be apportioned to lh<
companies at the ratio "f 4m per ceni for the
Westlnghouse and 60 i»t cent for the General
Electric Company. These plans have been
for days to Plttsburgers. To-day they
were admitted by a man on the inside, wl
sires for th<- tim<- l><-inn t>> remain unknown.
In addition to Air. Corey, other Pittsburgers
who will !»■ identified with the new billion dol
■ ;. orge T. . (liver and
his brother, David B. Oliver; Thomas Morrison,
.if Hit- United States Steel Corporation and
International Smelting and Refining Company,
and a number of the other wealthy steel men.
Th- properties t" be token over will not be
Invoiced ;it their producing value, but the ulti
mate value v. ill be considered in each case.
•The I« , atch" :.■< owned !>:■■ Senator Oliver and
his br<
It Is sta l that Mr Rogers and his partners
in \::i;i^:.— ted Co] i trying for
g timi to bring about tii.- result thej are
now -a;.: t.. >-•■ r. .■■:■ to achieve . The fa< I
Mr i ' :.!•■ millions ";:t of Nortl
. fii. nds. The state
■ the hammering of I I on the
Boston market during was done with
hardly any question in the minds ••:'
!•• h.r.- t! ■ -.'.v ley. for
mer flr.-t ■ resident of the d 11
Steel i ' :\: \ '■'•■ in "ii the d< aL Mr.
•nd of the great
in. irk t of late, and this
aitivltj Is taken I •'•• that he Is l
Th" only coal and coke proper! In the far
Southwest are in the control of St. Louis In
terests. These St. Louis ,>• ■•!•'■■ have received
an offer of $10,000,000 for their holdings In New
Mexico, but. acting on the advice of Mr. Rogers
and his colleagues, it is s;!M, have refused It.
the understanding being that they are to be let
in on the ground floor in the new copper com
Thr sJ.Ttfjr.ent published In »\v York this
jiiorniri'.,' that Mr. Corey had solicited the as
sistance «>f Mr. Rogers In his copper deal is
denied here it being stated that Mr. Rogers
Sought Mr. Corey's aid In pushing through the
new deal. AJI these- copper properties, it is
stated, are to be under the nomination of Amnl
gamated Copper.
Goddard Society Believes It Has
Manager of Combination.
William '" Hamilton, superintendent of the
Ooddard Anti-Policy Society, arrested last night
n man who said he was Thomas Martin
,ld, of No 506 West t:«tn street. Mr.
Hamilton irlea Kelly
and that he has been arrested and convicted
n< B for coi ' the policy
••This man Kelly." said Mr Hamilton, "is one
of the biggest men In the policy business
rrest a most Important one
Ther< !■ b policy combination doing I
New Tork to-day In spite of the recent raids.
and this man Kelly was what you would call
manager of the combine. We hope now to get
the men higher up "
Th ,. ■ made at Walker and Centre
streets. Martin "as locked up. According to
s£ r Hamilton, when he was searched In the po
lice station twelve manifold sheets showing bus!
done at that manj policy shops wen
The last time Kelly was arrested, Mr Hamil
ton says, was ten months ago, when he pleaded
guiltj and was fined >•""■"
Works Thirty-six ll ours Repairing
Engines in Severe Storm.
Philadelphia, May I Five day« overdue, the
British steamship North Point which broke its
cylinder shaft In midocean, irrived here to-day
from Liverpool.
Remaining at bis post for thirty-six hours
while s severe storm was In progress, Mathew
Blair, chief engineer of the steamship, took
apart most of the engine of the vessel and made
repairs which enabled the steamship to reach
ider reduc< d spe« d
Big Skeleton Was Discovered in Excavation in
West 40th Street.
■i.. Raymond Is an artist, \\itf, s studio at
Nll no wesi S"th street, snd a home at the Gray
stone Apartments. No. 207 West ttd street. Thomas
„, ia a bicycle policeman, who has not made
a st"dy of prehistoric fauna. Kerrigan was stand
ing at Mth street and Broadway late yesterday
afternoon when Raymond accosted him.
"Officer, I've found a mastodon," Is what be
"Is he making much of ■ row?' asked the patrol
man. "What is it he's wanted for?"
Raymond let the mystlfte.l patrolman to So. 11l
West 40th street, where the two stopped before an
"There it is" said the artist, pointing t.i a heap
of petrified bones, two feet across the skull top
and three feet high. "Can I have it?"
-Go as far as you like," answered the disgusted
Kerrigan. "Go get an express wagon and take it
away, if you want to; tut I'll take your name and
address." ■ .v
Raymond got an express wagon and had the
mastodontic relic hauled to his apartments. He
said the skull was undoubtedly that of a mastodon,
and that It was perfect, save for the missing tefth.
Exceptionally fine Table Wines.
M- T. Dewev & Sons Co., 13S Fulton St., New York.
— AdvU
Profeffsor Todd Plans to Go Cp in
Balloon to Get Metmges.
(By Telffjtraph to The Trlhune I
Boston, May I. — Professor David P. Todd. of
Amherst College, who cendacted the astronomi
cal expedition to the Andes and photographed
the double canals "n Mars, plans to ascend to
the highest altitude possible in « balloon flttei
with receiving Instrument! and attempt to re
ceive communication from Mars or Venus.
He Will ad "ti the ,-issumption that the plan
ets may !><• inhabited by a rare of superior in
tellectual beings, who long sine- perfected wire
less telegraphy even beyond tne present under
standing of the inhabitants ..f th»» earth and
may be usinjr it continually with an effect suf
ficiently farreaching to talk with -Mir earth.
Colonel John 11 . Clark Selected for
Ellin Island Post.
Washington. May I.— The Preside nl an
retary Nagel have practically decided to ap
point Colonel John H. Clark, bmnlgratlon Com
missioner hi Montreal, to the place vacated by
Robert Watchorn, Commtoslonei of immigra
tion at Kills Island. By a singular cotocWenee
Commlsai finer Watchora was j.romot. : from
the Montreal station to Kllis Island, and now
his successor in tbe former place la s!at>->i t>>
succeed him at t!,»- m..st Important hnmlgratloa
station in the country.
promotion <>T ColenH dark, who \a a
New Yorker, bears out the ■— nllim made In
i that tbe resignation of Mr.
Watchorn was not ■ loss of political
reasons >>r to make a place for any other man.
<>n the contrary, Secretary Natrei Is convinced
that it is highly important t.. nave nt Rllis Isl
and ;i man of exceptional ability, one willing to
devote his entire time and attention *
work, ar.d one who will enforce I ■■" tha
one hand and exercise kindness and
Uon on
Colonel dark has an enviabfc i the
Immigration service, having rendered d
gulshed service in connection with tbe attempt
ed '-ru iitrtri : nsr of Chinese Into 1 ' nlted states
!ary some ye^rs ag".
John H. Clark was elected to the Assembly from
Niagara County In ISM At that time he was super
intendent of a .-hlrt manufacturing establishment.
In the Legislature he was a nieml>er of the com
mittees on railroad.', pensions and internal affairs.
He presented a large nu'iiber of acts amending ntt
charter of the city of Niagara Kal!s. One of ills
bills provided for th* construction nt two additional
bridges .■'..■! the Niagara River, and another for
the reconstruction of the suspension bridge near
the ills. He wi r»-elerted to the Assembly In
1593 nnd served out Ills term.
Police Charge Mob in Buenos Ayres
— A Hundred Wounded.
Buenos Ayres. May 1. — The May Day celebra
tions organized by the various workmen's unions
resulted In sin engagement between the rioters
nnd police. In which twelve men were killed an<l
a hundred w»>re wounded.
The fisht was provoked by an anarchist, who
Killed the horso of one of the poll, with a bul
let from bis revolver, at the same time wound-
Ing the officer. When the police charged there
was n fusillade of shots, «nd in a few minutes
the streets were covered with dead and wounded
person.-. Seventy arrests have been made.
Later a big crowd gathered before the hos
pital to which the wounded had been taken
and advanced upon it in ■ threatening manner,
demanding that the wounded men should be
handed over to their friends, but the police
charged them again and drove them into the
side street?.
Daughter of R. E. Robinson Leaps
Into Lake, but I* Rewened.
■ • ■
Burli: gtoi . \t . Ma? 1 An atl ' vat
cide by drowning was made to-day by Miss
Mary Robli mior at tbe Cnlverstty of
Vermont and a member of s well Know
monl fam Ij Miss Robinson - I»r of
the late Rowland E. Robinson, tbe author, and
I Rohmson, a Xe<
: Her home is In North rgh.
Miss Robinson made her wa; to the sfe
Lake Champrain, near the clubhouse ot th-
Champlain Va.-ht Crab, and leaped Info th
water. Lemuel Bartholomew, steward of th
club, paw the young woman's ict ran to the
>]..>!. leaped In »nd got her to shore* It -
lieved thai she will sustain no injury f;-.
plunge sh. refused to ■ reason for
tr\in^ !■• drown herself. i«;:t :i I rh.it
she waa rendered temporarily Insane bj ovet
Cuts Long Distance Rates in Cen
tral Field.
iH> 'I>if>6TT!iph I ■ Tb« • "
Pittsborg. ■' v !- lV 1 — Ai th.' fir-t stei» to
mate Its prospective rival in th^ long ii -
telephone field tbe American Telephone an-1
Telegraph Company, the ion? distance depart
ment at the Bell Interests, mad.- ,i drastic '".it
to-day in Ions: distance rates aJVecttag Western
Pennsylvania, Ohio, West VtrgteJa, Michigan
and Illinois. Some of these cuts have aliunal
halved the former rates, and are bmaedsatolv
effective Tlie rate from devetond t-> I'ittsburg
has been cul from »;.". cents t.> 4". cents. Other
rates are cul in about the same proportioa.
Th>- rival fa red by tbe Bell Interests is now
in course of organization at St Loots Thts
latt.-r concern already has options .>n the prop
erties of m reral ■>■ Uie ladtptadeni Haes operat
mg In the MWdle Weal aad N'orthv •
The cul rates have not yet tt-^-n mad. public,
but that the> h;iu been made was admitted to
night by A. C. Terry. PittshMi* aisiWT .>f tha
■ mi.any.
Negro Arrested as Reginald C. and Friends
Stopped in Front of Theatre.
A negro, who later save his name as Fenton H.
Addison. tried to climb into -i taxlcab In which
were Reginald C Vanrierbilt end two men Triends,
iii front . f the Knickerbocker Theatre, last night.
He was taken to the Tenderloin i>olice station.
Mr. Vanderbllt and his friends, after dining at
Sherry's, were driven by W. H. Pickman. of No.
218 St. Ann's avenue, The Bronx, to the theatre.
As the automobOe slowed up In front of the play
house the negro opened the door and. putting one
foot on the step, lurched into the machine. Mr.
Vanderbilt threw out his hand and pushed the
negro out.
As the three men ciimr.ed out Addison caught
Vanderbilt by the arm, and was again thrust aside.
The chiiuffeur called a patrolman, who arrested
Addlaon. He was charged with malicious aiUcliief,
intoxication and disorderly conduct.
Komit Slajfs Fourth After Using
Three Bullets Former President
and Son Jubilant. i
Nairobi, British East Africa, Mar I.— Four
lion* are trophies of ex-President Roosevelt's
camp in the Man Hills to-night, and the two
hundred or more native followers ar» joJnin?
with the American party In the celebration of
the unusually good luck.
The lions were bagged yesterday, and Mr.
Roosevelt's gun brought three of them to earth,
each on the first shot. Thus saw of th- former
Presidents ambitions has been realized, and h»
Is proud, too. that the fourth si the jungle kings
fell before the rifle of his son Kermit. who. how
ever, took three shots to kill bis quarry.
Both father and son are jubilant. It was their
first lion hurt, and me magnificent a kill was far
beyond their expectations, but lions haver been
plentiful in the hills for the last month, and th»
English hunter, F. C. Selous, has been out for
several days laying plans for th'-ir extermina
tion. How well he succeeded can be seen fro:a
the results of yesterday's chase.
Mr. Selous accompanied th» former President,
who also v.-as attended by the usual retinue of
beaters. As a rule the beaters go into tha
Jungle with considerable trepidation, but 33 Mr.
Roosevelt's reputation as a hunter had reached
here long before he arrived in person the beat
ers or this occasion were exceptionally enthusi
astic. Th**y seemed even eager to play a part
in th- first hunt of the distinguished American.
The caravan started early on Thursday morn
ing from the ranch of Sir Alfred Pease, on the
Athi River, and proceeded slowly to the Mail
Hills. This range is open for wide areas, but in
places is covered with dense growths, where
game Is plentiful. The first night in camp was
without especial incident, no attempt being
■Bads to go after lions, although their caDi were
beard now and then during the night, but at
dawn the camp was astir, and the drive speedily
The native beaters set out !n all directions,
under the instruction of the "headman." armed
with ail sorts of noise» making devices, which
could not help arousing: any game within tar
shot. Some of the beats proved blanks, hut by
ni?iitfai! ten kinds of game had been bagged.
Kermit during the greater part of the day did
more effective work with his camera than he
did with his gun. he and the other membere of
the- party allowing Mr. Roosevelt the mucii
prized shots.
Details of the actual shooting were not
brought down to Niarofti to-day from the camp,
but it wa3 said that in each case a. sing!^
bullet from the former Presidents rifle suf
ficed to bring down his Hon. From this it is
regarded that Mr. Roosuv^lt is living up to the
reputation which he has gained here of being a
crack shot. All of the lions were of normal
size.- ana c ?ter Tbe natives . barf «JrasJ?e<s tiie:n
together in the gra.-s they executed the usual
dance around the trophies.
Xine Badly Hurt by Cars Falling
Into CuUbra Cut.
Panama, May I.— Eleven men were killed and
nine others were seriously injured by dump
cars, which, having been prematurely released,
started down the Incline and fell into the Cule
br« cut.
Drowns Himself for Fear of Acci
dent to Employer's Car.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. ]
I^kewood, N. J-. May 1 —Fearing an accident
with his employer's new high speed automobile.
Casper Harbell. chauffeur for Parke Wright, of
Buffalo, leaped to death from George J. Gould's
bridge over Lake Carasaljo to-day. For hours
promenaders along the lake walk commented on
the mirage of a man who appeared to stand
under the Georgian Court bridge, and it was not
until the water became disturbed by a severs
storm that the mirage resolved itself into the
ghastly form.
As the receding water unveiled the man's
head, passengers in a launch that plies on the
kike were horrified, and it was only the quick
work of the pilot in landing the women that
prevented a panic.
Barbell worried for several days over an or
der to take Mr. and Mrs. Wright to Garden City.
Long Island. In the automobile. After he had
made all arrangements to start he told his
friends that he would never drive through New
York. Then he hurried to his death. The body
was towed to the shore In front of the home of
Josiah Thaw. Hart..-!! has a wife and eight
Children in Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Wright cams
here for the golf tournament last week.
_ . —„ r. . T*Tr.T « /-.Ti TT/NT ITU T TWO
BABY UAKKIAUL nuxiuo ur aja^xixw
St. Louis Clears for Southampton Only After
"Bloomin' Buggy" Has Been Found.
The American liner St. Louis, which for many
jears has i 'it her way through heavy gales and
high seas, was held up "yesterday by a baby's go
cart. It was the first time in the histo/y of this
port that a small steel ag«nt of land transporation
has held up a steel carrier of the seas many thou
sand times i*j weight.
The bis Uner was about to steam out into th«
North Riv.-r promptly at 10 a. m. yesterday, when
a woman rushed u;> to the -: :n«DI.-ii!it and declared
there was a goeart on board that must be put
ashore. She explained th.it It was owned by Mr*.
E. J. Eddy, Of Englewood, X. J.. and was used to
trar.-<port v small t>a!<y in the second cabin from
tt;e Laokawanna ferry to the American Line pier.
She did not know the name of the child's parents,
but she .lid know that they were second cabin pa*
scnKers. A t-t"ward wa» nent Into the stcond cabin
•.. find the goeart. and became confused when h<»
found that there were twenty-three babies on board,
fifteen of whom possessed gocarts.
The steward rush'-d to the rail and shouted to the
woman that there were ftfls«i bloomin" baby bugsle»
messed UP together, and blrced .' he was £ mind
The woman rushed aboard, picked out the gocart.
and when she stopped to hear the owner of ths
baby that didn't own the gocart try to explain xhm
oversight, she was hustled ashore In record time.
••<;,. for'ld there you. quartermaster." shouted t!s»
steward, "and t»!l the skipper that we've got th«
blawstcd baby carriage, and it' 3 all rlslii to dear
fur Southampton."

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