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Vo1"V o1 " LXIX .... N°- 22,838.
Jftld Cheers Sweep Over Epsom
Downs When His Majesty
Leads the Winner In.
Epson;. May 26— With Sir Martin, the hope
ef America, galloping riderless behind his field.
King Edwards brown colt, Minor:, justified his
Efime. which is Japanese for "success," by win
alsc the 130 th running of the classic Derby «v
Epsom Downs to-day, in one of the most excit
ing ar.d sensational races in the history of th •
English ' -"' After Sir Martin had fallen at
Tattenham Corners Minoru. which bad been In
a good position m the early part of the race.
cane c-n and fought out a desperate head-and
iead finish with W. Raphael's Louviers. well
itadled by Stern, the star jockey of France.
' The finish was so close that only the Judges
csuia separate the two horses, but when the
EiEr-c number went up the crowd broke loose
,rith 8 cheer that was a fitting greeting for the
ftjt victory in the Derby for a reigning mon
arch Lord Mickelham's William IV finished
tMrd a scant half length behind Louviers.
. six horses of the fifteen that started
m well bunched two or three lengths back,
Fir Martin, the American bred bob of Ogden
I4dy Sterling, wa* in a good position and run
rfrg strongly when the unfortunate accident
happened that marred th« race. He had gone
to the post favorite at 3 to 1 over King Ed
ward's Minoru. which was held at 7 to 2. the
weight of American money, estimated at $3f>o.
<** forcing him Into favoritism In spite of the
national pride and the hearty support of the
British public for his majesty's horse
As Tattenham Corners was reached Brook
lands was leading, with Louvier? second and Sir
Martin. Minoru. Bayardo. Electric Boy and
VaJens bunched a length or more away, sud
denly Sir Martin faltered and crashed to the.
track It looked from the stand as if he had
been badly crowded by Electric Boy. which
caused him to cross his legs and fall.
••Skeets** Martin, the American jockey wno
had the mount, was picked up m » dazed -on
dition, bleeding from an ugly cut on his forehead,
but the physicians who examined him said that
h» would be all right In ■ day or two.
When Sir Martin came trailing: in riderless
behind his field the hundreds of Americana
present looked on in dumb dismay, hardly re
alizing that the high hopes for an American vic
tory of the moment before had been ruined by
an unfortunate accident.
Minoru ran the distance, forty-nine yards over
one mile and a half, in 2:42%. Louvk-r?. which
ran second, was quoted at 9 to 1 and William
IV at 30 to L The race had a gross value of
$32.0»H>. . -
-C't'o Englishmen, evcu those ivli.»-Iv«l staJi-d
their, money on some other horse, the King s
success was inspiring •- ■ victory in a great
International contest, and compensated for the
rain which drove across the field, making a
wallow of mud under foot. On every side it
' had been asked whether. if he won. his majesty
would consider It compatible with his position
to lead his horse from the track, as the winning
owners have done for more than a century.
Then- was no precedent for this, because no*
King before had ever won the .-by. King
Edward, however, with the Prince of Wales fol
lowing him. lived up to the custom, and in the.
minds of Englishmen settled his claim to the
title of a thorough sportsman.
Lr«uis Winans. an American resident of Eng
land, who bought Sir Martin from John E.
Madden for $63,000 last winter, took the defeat
of his colt, through an accident, like a good
sportsman. He said to-night that it was a re
grettable accident, but nothing more.
The Americans at the track found some con
eolation in the accident to Sir Martin by the suc
cess of two Yankee horses carrying the colors
of Harry Payne Whitney. . Mr. Whitney was
present with a party of friends, and saw his
good colt Perseus 11l race to victory in the
Stewards* Handicap, of 1.000 sovereigns, the
curtain raiser to the Derby. "Skeets" Martin
had the mount on Perseus 111. which made all
the running and won easily.
Mr Whitney scored his second victory of the
day when his Bobbin II defeated a field of
eighteen horses in • ■■■ Epsom Town Plate, «'
2*V> sovereigns, for three-year-olds, at six fur
longs. Beawhai was second and Freeborn third.
The scene when the King's horse won by a
ibort head beggars description. Such excite
ment and enthusiasm were never witnessed at
Epsom to tiir memory of the oldest racegoers.
A tremendous outburst of cheering swept over
the whole field, and the air was full of hats
beirg waved in the direction of the roy3l box,
*t.ere the Ki^g stood His majesty was smiling
bread:;, and with his silk hat in his hand he
bo* - e<J repeatedly.
the Miihusiasin was rekindled when the King
«M descending the stairs toward the track
to >a : his victorious horse into the weighing
room. Th» members of the Jockey Club, ■ ma-
Jorit of whom belong to the nobility, made a
!*!>• through which his majesty passed, and as
■ l h« King went by they raised their hats.
fc» the mean time the crowd had armed
m fr the track, and the King was conducted by
' a detachment of police and a umber of the
l f>ck officials to the finishing }x»st. Here he
'Srasped the bridle of Minoru on one side, while
*•«»■*' the trainer of the colt, held -tlfe other.
E* also shook hands with and congratulated
J«»t tlie Jockey who rode such a well judged
n w end strong finish.
Hie majesty had considerable difficulty In
"fifing his way back to the paddotk. He was
Jostled by the excited and yelling crowd, and It
■Gates' at one time as though he was in danger
ot being seriously discommoded. Before he
t *ached the inclosure !ie was •'me for breath.
°*^c inside th« paddock be received the con
gratulations of a number of friends, after which
be mounted t-. iii*- top of tl»<* stairs leading to
*■* tjallery of the Jockey Club, where he stood
bo'fc'iag for several minutes to the big crowd
•***. yelling continuously, bad forced its way
ln from the field.
Queen Alexandra, the Prince and Princess of
"'ales, and the other members of the royal fam
lly. seated aloft in the toyal box, also came in
for & there of the ovation. They were visibly
excited and pleased by the victory, which un
doubtedly was the most popular ever recorded
LX Epsom
The -weather conditions were bad. very bad A
Continued «a fourth ps;«,
*---J?&'sXi72i». M . NEW- YORK, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1909. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
J. A. Moffett to Become a Standard
OH ricc-Prcsidcnt, It Is Said.
The successor of the late Henry H. Rogers as
a vice-president of the Standard Oil Company of
New Jersey, it is understood on good authority,
ip to be James A. Moffeti, who is already one
<>f the directors. Mr. tfoffett, who is about
fifty-seven years old. has been president of the
Standard oil Company of Indiana, upon which
LandJa Imposed the $29t00Q,000 fine, for
;; number of years.
Puring the last two years he has had charge
of the supervision of the transportation, to
which Mr. Ropers had previously devoted his
especial attention. It is thought that be will
be elected to sneceed the latter also as president
of the National Transit Company.
Mr. Moffett is president and chairman of the
board of the Corn Product? Company and a
director of the Xew York G!uco F <=> Company.
botta subsidiaries of the Corn Products Refining
Company, which Is controlled by Standard OH
interests, and a director of th<> Chesebrough
Manufacturing Company. a! P o controlled by
thope interests.
DEATH DUTIES, $10,000,900.
England Will Collect Big Tax on
Estate of Obscure Millionaire.
London. May 28. — Charles Morrison, a com
paratively unknown millionaire, whose estate,
it is estimated, is worth between $50,000,000
and $75,000,000, died to-day near Reading. He
was ninety-two years old.
With a maximum death duty of IS per cent
and a succession duty of 5 per cent, as provided
by the new budget, the government will receive
from the estate more than $10,000,000. Most of
the property consists of land in Kent and Scot
Mr. Morrison was a bachelor ant*, a man of
simple habits.
Boston Company Said to Have Lost
$20,000 by Fixed Registers.
Boston. May 26.— Police Inspectors in plain
clothes have been liberally patronizing: taxicabs
In Boston the last two weeks, and as a result
have uncovered, It is said, a scheme to defraud
by means of which the Taxi Service Company
has lost nearly $20,000 since the cabs were fir.-',
operated in this city several months ago.
Four men were arrested to-night on charges
of larceny. All are taxicab drivers, and tray.i
their names as Cornelius F. Ryan. James 1,. Mr
Kenzie. Benjamin F. Young and Telespboro A.
Perron. The men are held on various counts,
which charge the larceny of small amounts.
The company alleges that the chauffeurs tam
pered with the registers on the taxlcabs. making
it appear that the carriages have travelled a less
distance than actually covered and pocketed the
differences in fares.
Refuses to Consider America in
Same C 'utcgon/ as Europe.
[xmdon. Hay IS. — In the Hous". nf commons
to-night an oos discussion aros<
opposition to attempts m,-. . I .} Premier
Asquil I •• anew whether In nallimiilmt
of s( !}>k necessary to <;r^at Britain
titan* a fleet 1 per cent niore p. ■
than the combined fleets of any other two pow
ers the government imn In mind any s
powers or if the plan w;i« purely European, the
intention being to elicit n Statement n_s to
whethei ted States va* Included in th<
Mr. Aaqulth declined t<> commit himself be
yond saying that everything would iiijH-r.fi upon
Keotjra.j»hi' al oondttkms. H>» said he could not
tr>-at powers thousands Of miles distant the
same .■ i only hundreds of miles distant.
As an instance, the Premier declared the
United States had mure battleships dow than
Germany, bat 11 was impossible to ir-Knrd them
for aggressive purposes In the tame category as
those of France. Germany or Austria.
A. J. Bail" then "f the Unionist mem
bera i urn— sil their dissatisfaction over Mr.
As'iuith's reply, but the. House by a larc- ma
jority adopted a motion of confidence •
Premier's statement.
Mrs. Welsh Says Conditions of
Grandfathers Gift Are Not Kept.
Pittsburg. May 20.— Asserting that the condi
tions under which her grandfather transferred
lands to the government in 1812 have been vio
lated. Mrs. Marian Foster Welsh, daughter of
Stephen C. Foster, who wrote -old Kentucky
Home" and other oldtime songs, is contesting
the government's right to the use of the prop
erty. Part of the land is the Arsenal Park,
where next Saturday President Taft will offi
ciate at the dedication of a public fountain.
Grandson Arrested for the Crime on
His Wedding Day.
Bay city. Mich.. Kay X— Married this morning
to Miss Anna Kaiser. Roland Rich, twenty-three
years old. was arrested this afternoon, on the
charge of murdering his aged grandmother, Mrs.
Christine Coryeon.
Mrs, Coryeon was found dying in her bedroom
early to-day, with her skull fractured, and three
■wounds on her head. Indicating thai she had been
beaten with a. club. The young bridegroom, who
■wad the first to report the discovery, said that he
found her lying on the floor with the bed clothing
in flames. The wedding was carried out as planned,
the young man being arrested just a«» the wedding
dinner was about to begin. Mrs. Coryeon died at
a hoppital without recovering consciousness.
In explanation of his presence at his grand
mother's home Rich stated that he had gone there
to elude friends whom he suspected of having fie
signed some practical jokes to mar his wedding
Prosperous Immigrant Goes Back to Motor
Through Europe with Wife.
After shipping a. costly touring car ahead of
him to Europe. E. I, Lande. a wealthy farmer of
Mayville. N. D.. called for Southampton yester
day, with his wife, in the steerage of the White
Star liner Adriatic. Mr. Lande eaid he could have
secured easily a fine room in the first cabin of
the liner but that he did not care to give th«
company an additional S2OO for himself and wife,
when they both could travel In the steerage for
The thrifty farmer said he came here in the
steerage about twenty-five years ago. and that
tie r»Ke to-day being about on a par with the
-Acond cabin of a quarter of a century ago. lie
would fee! no inconvenient by travelling third
dan M e suggested that he would not begin to
spend until he got under way in J>is touring c**
on the Continent.
E. D. Durand Appointed Head of
Census Bureau — -Change 3lade
for Good of Service.
[From The Trifcum Bureau 1
Washington, May 26.— 5. N r>. North sent his
resignation as director of the Census Bureau to
the President to-day, and the President imme
diately sent to the Senate the nomination of E.
Dana Durand as director of the Census Bureau.
This action was forecasted exclusively in a dis
patch to The Tribune on April 24 The follow
ing statement in connection with the case was
given out at the White House:
Direr-tor, North tendered his resignation as
'Director of the Census It was accepted, and
the name of E. Dana Durand. now Deputy Com
missioner of Corporations, has been sent, in to
the Senate to succeed him Mr. North's resig
nation as director of the census was has>-d on
the ground that on account of conditions exlst
ine: and likely to continue his ndministration of
the census offi. c would not probably be suc
Mr. North referred all Inquirers to Chief
Clerk Ro?siter of the Census Bureau, who hand
ed out the following typewritten statement:
I have become convinced by the events of the
last few weeks that it will be impossible for
me. to secure that dose co-operation between
the Bureau of the Census and the Department
of Commerce and Labor which is essential for
the successful administration <■* the bureau
during such a critical period as a decennial
census of the United Stat--s. I believe, there
fore that public interest, and my own private
interests as well, will be best subserved by my
resignation of the office of the Director of the
Census, which I have accordingly tendered to
the President. _. .
I urn grateful to all the friends, both in Wash
ington and throughout the country, who have
earnestly urged my retention at th.> head of
the Census Bureau, It has been my single pur
pose to administer the affairs of the. Census Bu
reau justly and upon a strictly non-partisan
and business basis. It Is profoundly gratis mg
to me to find that 1 have so far ■"«**»««*•"
this purpose that the work of the Census Bu
reau has%ron the confidence of tlie statisticians
and scientists of the country. an ything
It does not seem necessary to add ' a "> \™ n *
further except, perhaps, to say that. I nave
I business »«™"£7^!
about which announcement may be made iate^.
The resignation of Mr North is the outcome of
the investigate which the t&fW^g?
merce and Labor has been quietly but per
sistently Pursuing since April 21. Bid, .will now
be advertised for on completed machines ac
cording to the plans in the Census Office.
The history of the events which have led to
the resignation of Din tor North and the Im
mediate nomination of his successor is of pecul
iar Interest, and serves to Illustrate the oft re
peated assertion that truth is stranger than fic
tion The most striking feature of the investi
gation just closed is the strong light thrown on
the methods and character of Charles Nugtsl. the
Missouri member of Mr. Taffs Cabinet.
When B. X. D. North became head Of the
Census Bureau, just six years ago, he found the
tabulating and computing work, being done by
the Tabulating Company, -which had leased Its
machines to the government under an agree
ment which provided that a representative of
the company should supervise the work. After
a time friction arose between the representative
of the Tabulating Company and Mr North, the
former alleging favoritism In the bureau which
was prejudicial to efficiency, and Mr North
charging the representative of the Tabulating
Company with offldousness. When the time
approached for taking the forthcoming census
Mr North determined to have no more dealings
with the Tabulating Company, and on his mo
tion and his representation that he could save
the government $1,000,000 Congress authorized
him to conduct experiments with a view to per
fecting a tabulating machine on which the gov
ernment would have to pay no royalty. Cer
tain manufacturers of machinery, learning of
tho course of Congress, obtained from Mr. North
assurances that they would In due time have, an
opportunity to bid on the construction of the
proposed machines. Then they were asked to
submit bids to a private individual whose name
has been given In these dispatches, and were
told that to him had been awarded the contract
for all needed machines at a nguro approxi
mating $250,009; that it would be useless for
them to come to Washington, as he already bad
the contract, although he had no plant where
with to cany it out.
The peculiarity of this transaction aroused
both resentment nnd surprise, and the facts
were laid before Becretary Nagel last month.
Mr Nagel took Mr. North to task for granting
bo large a contract without the authority of his
superior officer, and Mr. North expressed some
doubt as to the. right of the Secretary to Inter
fere On Saturday. April 24. the. facts wen
made public in thesr dispatches. That evening
the President called Mr North to the White
House and there subjected him to cross-exam
ination in the presen >f Secretary Nagel.
Mr North contradicted himself on a number
n f essentials, and was finally told by the Presi
dent to take such time as he needed to prepare
a statement as to what he had done in the mat
ter, it being practically impossible to ascertain
on that occasion whether or not the director
had let contracts for the construction of the
needed machines. Mr. North assured the Presi
dent In that interview that be had come to rec
ogniz* the authority of the Secretary of Com
merce and Labor over the Census Bureau, and
that Mr. Nagel would hflve no occasion to com
plain of any insubordination on his part in the
Xorth had numerous and powerful friends
in Congress, and they no sooner learned from
The Tribune that the director was under in
vestigation than they flocked to thft White
House to exert their Influence to prevent his
resignation being d?manded.
Secretary Nagel, who has at no time felt *he,
slightest personal animosity to Mr. North,
showed him every consideration, but steadily
prosecuted his Investigations. His manner was
actually gentls. His methods wpr» determined
p.nd searching. He found that contracts bad
V,Pf>n let for at least a part of th«> machinery
needed, that the contracts called for the con
struction of unassembled parts of the machines,
which wers to be assembled in the machine
shop of the Census Bureau, and that work on
the parts was to b« paid for according to the
time employed in making them.
These contracts Mr. Nagel promptly sus
pended. He then called to his assistance a
numb»r of expert mechanics and had the plans
for the proposed machines examined. Inci
dentally, Mr. Nagel learned many things which
served to confirm his earlier conviction.
Director North, not being acquainted with Mr.
Nagel. wholly misunderstood the genial manner
and quiet methods of the Secretary, and as-
Conttnueri on third p«g«.
Appointed director by President Taft.
Their Car Is Wrecked; Police Chase
1 "Joy Riders/ Who Escape
in Speedway Park.
Mrs. Henry T. Loekwood, wife of a metal
dealer, of No. 100 William street, and livinr at
No. 165 Audubon avenue, was struck by a
speeding automobile last night at 171 st street
and Audubon avenue. She was taken to her
home, and is paid to be in a critical condition,
suffering from a broken right arm. bruises and
internal injuries. Th* two men in the machine.
when they saw what they had done, put on
more speed and escaped. At 18#th street the
machine ran into th» curb, a whe.^l flew off.
and the two men fled Into Speedway Park and
Mrs. Lockwood had just left her home, and
was crossing the street when the automobile
came flying at high Spaed up the avenue. There,
was no warning signal given by those in the
machine. Mrs. Lockwood became panic
stricken, and one of the mudguards struck with
crushing force against her shoulder.
0 The man driving the machine glanced behind
him and saw the prostrate form of Mrs. Lock
wood as shj lay stunned in the roadway. He
at once let out an added notch in his speed and
disappeared in a whirl of dust.
As the car struck a hump In the road at lSlst
street it gave a leap. The right rear wheel flew
off. but without stopping the onward rush of the
car. The wheel, bounded -over the side vivalk and
into the open doorway of a saloon.. The ma
chine, on three wheels, skidded some distance.
when it wati brought to an abrupt stop by run
ning Into the curb. Here the two men jumped
from the car and made a dash toward Amster
dam avenue, with Policemen Noonan and Cas
sidy in pursuit. They vaulted a low wall, with
a twenty-foot drop, into Speedway Park and
Philip Gusaroff. son of EHas Ousaroff, a
builder, of N>. On) West 14Oh street, says that
the machine "as owned by his father, and that
it !:ad been t;»k n from ths garage without his
permission. At the Hudson Automobile Garage.
No .Ms v. -*t 145 th street, where the machine
rtored, it was declared that Mr. <rusaroff's
chauffeur. Edward Thompson, of No. I.~> Audu
bon it'- I DOOM to tie enrage at r .i o'clock
lav nits';. t with another man and had taken ti.e
,!. a iiat which dropped from the ma
chrne when II struck Mr?. Loekwood bore the
initials "C. C."
Millionaire's Son Ran in Front of
Car in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg. May 26— Merrill, the twelve year
old son of Joseph Trees, a millionaire oil opera
tor, and president of the Wabash Gas Company.
was instantly killed this afternoon when he ran
In front of an automobile near his father's homo
In the fashionable North Highland avenue. For
several hours his identity was not known, and
as his parents did not miss him nn search was
made for him till night, when he was found in
the morgue.
No arrest was made, as the police l3arned
t!>nt the chauffeur had stopepd his machine to
await the passing of several pedestrians and
that 'he boy ran in front of the automobile Just
as he started it up a^iln
Novel Method in Relieving Frank Kilpatrick, i
Hurt at Speedway Park. j
Frank Ktlpatrlck. the well known driver, was i
badly injured in an accident at the matinee, of the ;
Road Drivers' Association at Speedway Park yes
terday afternoon. His bay gelding Alone had won
two heats and he was driving it in the final, when
the animal swerved suddenly, crashing into the
•wagon in which J. W. Smith was driving.
The gelding fell on its knees, -with its front feet :
tangled in the broken wagon. In attempting: to free
itself, the horsft overturned Its own wagon, hurling
Mr. Kilpatrick to the road. He struck on his
head and was picked up unconscious, with his face ,
badly" cut. !
He was taken tn a nearby hotel, where Dr
Hughes, lacking the necessary materials for an
operation, was obliged to sew up the gashes in
the wounded horseman's face with horse hair
After a chase Alone was captured by a patrolman
at Washington Bridge
Water Hoisted to Fifteenth Story Extinguishes
Fire in Temporary Flooring.
fire broke out last evening on the fifteenth floor
of the Ritz-i 'arlton Hotel in Madison avenue, be
tween **>th and 47th streets, which Is still in process
of construction. The temporary wooden flooring
was burning briskly before the flames were dis
covered The firemen believe a heated bolt was
left on the hoards when th» ■workmen left ths !
An lmpr;vriß?d'tack> was hastily rigged from the
fifteenth floor to the basement, and buckets ef*
water were hoisted to the firemen above. An aw
\ toi ;i for hoisting building materials was also
brought into service, and barrels of water were
sent up
The blaze was soon put out. only the flooring
bo::i£ damaged. I
Who resigned yesterday.
Austria Consents to Abrogation of
Restrictions on Montenegro.
Bt Petersburg. May 2*?. The finnl act in the
Balkan crisis was enacted to-day, when the
Austrian Embassy notified th« Foreign Office
that Austria consented to th» abrogation of
Article 23 of the Treaty of Berlin, whfch con
tained restrictions on the sovereignty of Monte
Montenegro on her part made the declaration,
that the harbor of Antivari would be closed to
SHORTAGE OF 9100.000?
Cashier in Erie County Treasurer'^
Office Arrested and Confesses.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Buffalo. May 2«. — Jared C. Weed, cashier in
the County Treasurer's office, was to-day ar
rested and indicted and held in Sin.MO bail on
a charge of embezzling from the County Treas
urer. Samuel W. Hofheta, a tax clerk, whom
Weed accuses of being implicated with him ha
the affair, was permitted to go to Bay City.
Mich., last Friday, by County Treasurer Fix.
He has not been heard from since.
Th" arrest came after County Treasurer Fix
admitted "that there was a shortage in his office,
positively known to be at least $36,500. and
which may reach $l(K>,000. Mr. Fix said to-day
that for over a month he had known the short
age existed, and that before Hofhein had gqne
away he had turned over to a trustee acting for
the County Treasurer property valued at J16.000
as a restitution.
Carnegie's Gift of tljmjm for
Heroes Practical!?/ Completed.
Paris. May 2«.— Although public anr
ment of Andrew Carnegie's foundation of ■
French "hero fund" has been withheld pending
the adjustment of a few minor details concern
ing its management. Premier C'.emenceau has
accepted the gift on behalf of the government
and the transaction is closed.
The fund will consist of $1.000000 in United
States Steel 5 j>er cent bond?, the revenue, from
which will be awarded by a commission of emi
nent Frenchmen to civic heroes in accordance
with the stipulations of the gift, which are
identical with those governing similar hero funds
in the United States. Kngland and Scotland.
The commission will consist of from twenty
to twenty-flve representative men, smoaffwaos*
will be former President Lmbet. Baron
dEstoumelles d« Constant. Leon Bourgeois.
Pastor Charles Wagner, author of "The Simpla
T.ife"; Senator Jules Siegfried. Abbe Julea ~L»
mlre. Baron Courcel and XL Ribot. It is also
the intention to place on th* commission several
men identified directly with the cau?e of the
Mr. Carnegie particularly desires to empha
size Ambassador White's goo i offices in acting
as intermediary between, himself and the
French government.
i Daughter of Ex-Vice-President
Fairbanks Turns Back at Honolulu.
(By T>!erraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Honolulu. May 26.— Mrs. J. W. Timmons.
daughter of ex-Vtee-President Fairbanks, will
probably have to pay a flaa of S2OO to thi
United States government for a violation of the
coastwise, navigation laws.
She came here -with her father and mother in
the Chtye Maru. a Japanese steamship, with a
through ticket to Japan. The party stopped
over here, as Is allowed under the navigation
laws, but at th*» last moment before leaving for
Japan Mrs. Timmons decided to return home.
This broke the continuity of her voyage. She
was no longer a lay-over passenger, but made
this the terminus of her outward Journey, and
having come on a foreign bottom, that bottom
is liable to a fine of $2O>, which she must pay.
It Is doubtful whether either _th« American
or Canadian ships will give her a return pas
Salonica Fears Ex-Sultan's Presence
May Cause Disturbances.
Constantinople. May 28.— military author
ities are considering the removal of the place of
residence of the former Sultan. Abdul Hamid.
from Salonica to one of the islands of the archi
pelago in the Mediterranean, probably Rhodes,
an island which lies oft the southwest coast of
Asia Minor.
The population of Salonica fears that trouble
will arise because of Abdul Hamid"s presence in
the city. General Schefket. inspector general,
•has gone to Salonica in connection with the
San Juan. Porto Rico. May 26.— 1n view of the
reappearance of the bubonic plague In Venezuela,
Porto Rico has established m. quarantine against
the steamers of the Red T> T-lne. These vessels
run between New York and Venezuela, stepping
at Porto Rican ports ■"■■':'
And drink the highest types of American wines.
H. T. Dewey & Son« Co.. 138 Fulton St.. New York
Cool and Warn. He Asks in Yean
That Adversaries Specif ft Wherein
He Has Been Derelict.
Jerome had the best of the battle last night at
Cooper Union.
The proletariat -m ? there— tense, keen eyed,
anxious, figurative!* . to s*e Jerome's blood Tun.
For more than three hours Jerome, in good
vole. cool wary, witty, valiant and spiteful in
turn, "stood off" the enemy, amid th<» cheers
of his friends and defenders.
It was one of the most unusual mass meetings
New York has ever seen, and it was a fight
where there was a larger degree of fair play
than was hoped for either by th» Jerome idola
tors or by those who believe that In the last
seven years and a. half he has grewn a' set of
hoofs and horns.
Jerome demanded of the hostile faction that
It specify wherein he had been derelict. It J
couldn't specify, and that is why Jerome and
his friends, as they filed from the historic oM-'
audience room, had reason for knowing that,
the District Attorney had had the be*t si th*
Seventeen hundred persons sat through mor*
than three hours of it. and heard nearly every
word that was said. There wasn't a dry line*
in it. It was a melodrama, a thriller front'
beginning to end.
William X. Amory. spectacled. >an. vnM'taH
and furious, shot. Interruptions fmm the rear <rt
the speakers' platform, making Jerome botll
smile and wtßjce,
John T Cronin, political soldier of fortune ii%
the Jurgles ef Manhattan. ex-yh«,-han. -T-
Hearst. btit pro-Cmnin. eloquent and courage
ous, set the crowd wild with a c^rsonal attack
on the District • • - ausing him to lool*
Henry Clay Peters. BSSBCSei last year in coo
n".-tion with an important lection In the Board
of Ald»rmen. but finally acquitted, had his little
day in court, and s*nt wrathful questions from
the side of the hall. Finally it was "thumb*
dow n" for peters, and the Romans w'
mcd him with thetis. in five bri»f a
snioth red hha with jeers.
Jerome seized every opportunity to win th»
applause of the great jury- When a questioner
blundered. Jerome made the most of it. shooting:
back a reply that cov?red the adventurer with
He attacked Arthur Brisbane, of "The Xew
York Evening Journal"; Joseph Pulitzer, of
"The World." and J^essrs. Burton and Eak;n«.
formerly of ■ha World" staff, whom he
charged with using the columns of "The 'World"
to "bear" Metropolitan shares for their personal
profit. ; He lashed William N. Amory. who first
and last has caused him months of work, in
investigating the Metropolitan company's af
fairs, until Amory cease! hardly keep his seat.
He declared that he had "followed the trail"
i>f th? Metropolitan company's alleged misdoing,
and that he had bruught about the indictment
of fifty-six men prominently identified with in
surance irregularities.
He charged Justice Goff with responsibility
for the delay in bringing to a cloae the prose
cution of th* Ice Trust, and the shadowy
charges which have been printed and exploited
by his enemies he handled without gloves.
A tremendous burst of anti-Jerom*e applause
at one point showed that perhaps the majority
of the audience felt that he had not done ail
that should have been done In prosecuting cor
porations. That happened when John T. Crunin.
who had been threatened with expulsion bj- th*
Jerome shouters, on lbs request of Jerorae
walked down the aisle close to the platform and
asked him various questions.
Jerome demanded wherein he had been dere
lict. Cronin could not specify, although he mad*
a hard try. With the sympathy of the- audieacs
turning against him. Cronln. suddenly and wttfc
dramatic eloquence, declared:
-I voice the sentiment of a great majority of
the plain people in this county who beUev.
that under your administration there Is one law
for the rich and another for lbs poor, and it ts
no answer for you to abusa every one who
criticises you."
The blow landed hard and fain Instantly
more than half the audience was on Its feet
yelling like mad, and cheering Mr. Cronin.- whlSs.
" Jerome looked first surprised, then dazed and
then serious. It was a full minute before h« *©*
a chance to reply. But he d-d not lose his head.
He finally got Cronin to admit that ha could not
specify dereliction, and once Cronin, admitted
It. Jerome was out of the danger zone.
At 7 o'clock more than two thousand persona
were standing outside- Cooper Union waiting
for a chance to get in and get seats. A f»W
were admitted by tickets between 7 and 7:13w .
At 7:15 the human sluice gates were opened
on all sides of the old forum, and then a- rush
was made down the stair?. The jostling multi
tude streamed through the doors and headed
for the vacant seats, and almost as quickly as»
it takes to tell the seats were filled and tha
doors were closed- The police did not allow
the aisles to be occupied by those standing;.
There were plenty of policemen. Every aisle
had at least t.vo. and the inspector in charge
told his men that while questions were per
missible after Jerome began to talk, argument
would not be allowed.
Charles Sprague Smith, the director of tlie
People Institute, which stood sponsor for th«
heckling of Jerome last night. was about . th«
happiest and busiest man there. Ex-Senator
John C Spooner, of Wisconsin, was one of the
earliest arrivals. He crowded to the front and
had a hard time getting a seat.
"I like to see a good fighter always ready to
defend himself." said the Wisconsin statesman.
•He sets a good example for public men. The
people like a good, fair fighter."
Nearly all of Mr. Jeromes office staff was
there. So were William Rand. jr.. Howard W.
Gans. Julius Henry Cohen, John A Henneberry.
Jerome's campaign manager; Magistrate Corri
gan and Alderman Brown. .. •
'That's Amor>." said some one, as a good
looking, gray headed, slender man. waartej
glasses, strode on to the platform and took s
seat near the speaker's stand
Jerome arrived at the rear of the platform a*
7:54. escorted by a large h.-«ly guard. Bw
walked to a table, bowed, untied a bundle uf
papers and looked pleased when he was greetec
with applause.
At 804 Jerome nodded to Professor Tsaltfc
who stepped forward and made a brief sjistli

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