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IQIKER CITIZENS WALK MARK PHILA DELPHIA STRIKE. Jncrc^c of Carfare Unpopular Practical!" E:cr// Line Tied V p Manor Closes Saloons. wjitofidpnia. May 2t».— Beginning with a fes? i~~ drfd men. 'he strike of the motormen and doctors of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit i-iarpany spread rapidly to-day until early to- S U between one thousand and two thousand jfa were out. Ever}" division in the company's pensive system Is crippled, some so badly that were practically of no use to the riding public. Late to-night trouble was reported at Wayne junction, five miles from the centre of the cify. !3d in Ihe section known as "Brewerytown." At Wayne Junction a car was damaged by an . j^ion. believed to have been of dynamite rlaced on the track. There were no passengers in the car when the explosion occurred and neither the motorman nor the conductor was In "Brewery town" a policeman who tried to d^rse a crowd that had attacked the crew of a'troiley car. was badly beaten. When he was Mken to a hospital it was f.. u nd that his skull *as slightly fractured from bavins; been hit •iti' a brick Several arrests \yere made. The city was practically tied up at midnight. The traction officials at that hour announced that no ftfon was h ° in^ made to maintain a tight schedule, but that more cars would be cj*rated to-nionow. Disturbances occurred in several parts of the ctv this forenoon, but they were nipped by the rciice before they grew to the i>ro]iorti<tns of a riot Several persons were struck by missiles t-:n-*B by strike sympathizers, but none was seriously injured! About a score of arrests were Bade throughout the day. the most serious cfctrie atrainst the prisoners being breach of the peace. This afternoon the situation became a little nore serious, and. fearing that disorder might K-ome widespread and in order to minimize the danger of outbreaks. Mayor Rtryburn or dered all salmons to dose at •', p. m. and to re naia closed until 7 a. m. on Monday. There » gs much grumbling among the three thousand saloon xn»n L-ecause of the loss of the Stable Saturday night business, but there was nothing to do but to obey the Mayor's mandate, as the it* in tins regard is strict. This is the second time a Mayor of Philadel phia has closed the saloons on account of a ftreetcar strike, the last time being in ISO.i. The extent of the strike is a great surprise to the officials of the company. They have steadily main. that the efforts of the officers of the A=ai S aniat.-J Association of - Street Railway Eaa*yes to organize the trolley men of this dtv :r.asv considerable number would fail, and expr««ed confidence that if a strike order were bnc4 it would not meet with much success. \rh*n the strike went into effect at 4 a. m. only a few hundred employes obeyed the order. The dr]y isorniftg service in most parts of the city *»«wras«- tout later in the day. with the a«eiu<m<*«ew alter crew, the service became mor* or leas demoralized. TRACTION MEX OPTI3IISTIC - ■ t.-iwKht that ■ . aoon < th* strikers. I that rged This ■ i.48« n.en had Id be • ■ ■■■■•■ chairman of the •..-' men's executive board, said to-niffht that he was en tirely satisfied with the situation and believed that the strike would become more extensive. He said he believed that the entire system would eventually be tied up. Parad<>x;c»! as it may seem, the ... was hastened through the action <jf the company in ■flats* the -wages of th<- nun one cent an hour, from 21 to 22 cents. This was done about two «wks &S". the increase to go into effect July 1. The strikers are counting on public sympathy because of the ajritation that has been going on for a month over the action of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company in abolishing the six for a quarter tickets and raising the rat.- of fare to five cents f-traijrht. Numerous public meet ir.ts have be^n held in protest, but the directors oMbe company remained firm, and declared that the increase was necessary to return ■ profit to the company. The «_-ity is a partner in the cor poration, and Mayor Iteyburn, along with State £«*tor Clarence Wolf, represents the city on the board of direvtors. The, Mayor and Senator Vol? &T(juies>'ed .; n t j )P f are increase, and both have been severely criticised for their action. Tfc« City Councils approved the raise in fares, hieh further Increased tin feeling against the company. The Philadelphia Rapid Transit Com- P* 3 ? grates all the streetcar lines In the city. TOOK ADVANTAGE OF SITUATION. "be leaders of the streetcar men took ad- Tact *«c of this situation, and began agitating * a increase in wages and better conditions. Tke focal leaders of the union called upon John ■'- P&nons president of the company: but he re *used to gee them, saying that he would treat y *ith employes of the company. The com- Jee Toted to lay before him demands which •sclodefl a request for 25 cents an hour, nine or wn boa-* 1 straight work. Instead of splitting up ■^•f; privilege of buying uniforms in the T*B market and the adjustment of minor grlev fc: « *ar»l cons an >* having already increased the /** > the union m«n met with no success, and C3rfsi ttrcn&lntnin S their organization. The Pubi <*1: laughed nt their efforts, and made Tw .^.. C "^^nvnts that the agitation was not IJtr «inoii< the , nf . n . % a£d « ; ;; ' 1 were the officials of the company *«j' v * ttorts of the union men would prove r iht tT l th " V Went tO Wiliow Grove Park last fajy w < a "end ■ dinner which is an annual af ht^jyj" "-' "' n '" r:iTi " ; ' A the same time fceltfljj™* or conductors and motorraen were rTe ParL° lt Un 8 in various parts of the city. Cj Elu th 5 for a sus P° nsi "H of work. During the strike order wont forth. <* the f ° : the . •'•!'!•« against the company &*aie* * re lncr< * as#? . thousands of persons re cked , m riding in the cars to - da y asKl valk .I**" 1 frOm th '' work ' Thousands tack fc<: t<3 fearins: that the card might be at- IV , lle th 'y *■««■* riding in them. Vmen a P !iCe f ° rc * ° f the clty and aM the *** otub/* Contlnuous duty an<l ready for *34«-v«rv The I "' h< " expected th' strlko. pea T,^ rrar - " nicn * "ad be * made to main ****£* mL* Th " m "' " have " rd6irs " disperse all *arc* i« * Wmblln In the streets -Aith whatever *• accessary. To-Uay. fair. To-morrow, rlouclj ; iJioHrn at night CAMDEX THE MECCA. Swamped by Influx of Thirsty Had el phi an [By Telegraph to Th«« Tribune. ] Camden. N. J.-. May 29. — Saloonkeepers near the Delaware River front were delighted to night by the order of Mayor Reyburn of Phila delphia closing all the bars of that city at 6 o'clock because of the trolley strike. The Cam den men quickly felt the result, and by 9 o'clock to-night the Invasion of the thirsty Quakers was such as to require the stationing of special offi cers at all the ferries to see- that order was maintained. In some instances (supplies of beer actually ran out and hurry orders were sent to the local brewery for more. The rush lasted until mid night, when Camflon resolutely obeys the Bishops' law HOY AEUOXAVTS PERIL. Xearltf Blown Into the Hudson. Makes Sensational Landing. Frank R Goodale. of Toledo, said t<> !>.■ tfa • youngest aeronaut in the world, mado an a» censlon yesterday from an amusement park in Xew Jersey and landed within twenty feet from where h^ started after a successful and spectac ular Right. When Goodale was ready to stait tli" enjrine his craft was named by Miss Jennie ■ daughter of the late Al H Dextei founder of the park Before he not back to earth both he nnd th*» machine narrowly es caped benip immersed in the Hudson River urh wind blew all the afternoon, and i: was not until aft^r 6 o'clock that the youthful navigator of the air determined to s»-t sail. Hi I machine l« fifty-eight feet long, has a gasbag with a capacity of 8.000 cubic feet of hydrogen, weighs 12* pounds nnd has an engine of T'-j ower The engine balked, nnd it was not until T o'clock that the machine left the r on its maiden trip The engine still refused t > 1 t" the operator's efforts, and ns Gooda!"! could make- no progress against the wind, he was finally blown out ovr the river. Dropping to the shelter of the Palisade?, he worked his to the shore and anchored The crowj which had followed to th» edge of the Palisades went back to th" park. Meanwhile Goodale mad repairs to the air ship. and when his ascent had been almost for gotten be surprised the crowd by appearing from the clouds and making a graceful landing with in a few feet of the spot from which he started Goodale said that he would make an attempt to circle Grant's Tomb to-day, and thus defeat XII Baldwin, who has been at Arlington, N. J.. for several days trying to make New York In hi.' sir going craft PERUVIANS IN REVOLT. Palace at Lima Attacked Mont/ Dead and Wounded. Lima, May 29.— rising of political factions took place here at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. with the object of overthrowing the government of President L^guia. An attack was made on the palace and firing was* heard In ill parts of the city. It is reported that many are dead and wounded Adherents of Augusto Durand. who waa cerned in the revolution nt Choi r Lima, in May, lf**\ ar;d of I*a!as Pferoia, notorfc tor, attacked the palao seised President I>egula. The army, however, remained loyal and c;ime to his nupp<>rt. The revolutionists were obliged to liberate the Presi dent, who immediately took measures I down the movement. Wit! in an hour, all firing was still beard in th«> streets. President I^eguia seemed to be master of the situation. Many shots were exchanged between the troops and the revolutionists, and it is bi the casualties vrtil l>e heavy. Cavalry is now <.n guard throughout the city. .him,, B. I^egula was elected to s-.iccc-eU Dr. Pardo as President oT Peru on May 27. 1908. ii" had previously been Premier and Minister of Fi nance and Commerce At on- time K*-ftor I-*>Ruia was managing director of the British Sugar Es tates. Limited, a corporation which baa many mill ions of dollars invested In Peru. Augusto Durand bssoed a revolution against President Pardo early In May of last year, but be warn defeated by the government forces at Cerro de Pusco. L»urand made his escape, and a few months tatter was organizing another revolutionary movement at l*a Par. Bolivia. LAMBS TOTAL $121,137. Week's Gambol Winds Up with Bleating Success in Chicago. [ By Telegraph to The Tribune. } Chicago, May 29.— 1t was a black, woolly beaded flock of bamba that filled the stage of the Audito rium Theatre at the opening of the all-star gambol to-day. That was explained by the fact that they had played in Pittsburg the night before. it was a wealthy lot of Lambs, loaded down with choice green wool, sheared from the pocket books of Chicago, that gambolled out of the West in their special train to-night. They took about $30.<XU with them. The hit of the afternoon performance was easily made by Augustus Thomas, who auctionend off the autograph programme. One of these is sold at each perform nice. It is bound In leather, unsullied by advertisements and signed by each of the 130 Lambs. The bidding began at COO and ceased when Willis MacCrea, of the People's (Jaslight nnd Coke Company, offered J?«' The Lambs' tour, which ended yesterday with two performances in Chicago, at which $30.0u0 waa taken, has resulted in a total of $121,137 for the eleven performances. The week's gambol: New York. Metropolitan Opera House $3:.\«o0 Hartford. Parsons* Theatre <!-'■» Boston. Boston Theatre 10.054 Ilrooklyn. Academy of Music 7.«i00 Philadelphia. Hammer-stein's Opera Hoaaa 18.000 Washington. New National Theatre 7.3^4 Baltimore. Ford's Theatre 7.273 Cleveland, Euclid Avenue Opera House .">.160 Plttsburc, Nixon Theatre s.lo<J Chicago. Auditorium Theatre (two perform ances) * 30.000 Total »121.137 CUBAN AFFAIRS DISCUSSED. Senor Velez Has a Long Talk with the Acting Secretary of State. [By The. Associated Press.l Washington. May 2S. — Unofficial Information reaching Washington shows that the Cubans have become restive over the statements in some portions of the American press that the American govern ment is contemplating intervention In the affairs of th« island because of the alleged extravagant man ner in which It Is believed expenditures of public money are being authorized and debts contracted. Senor Velez. the Cuban Minister, had a long talk with Acting Secretary Huntington Wilson at the State Department to-day, in which affairs of the island were discussed. The minister told the acting Secretary that h« had received Information showing th» reports, that the government had granted a telephone concession to a French company to be unfounded. NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, MAY 30, 1909. -FIVE PARTS.-FIFTY-EKJHT PAGES. FATTEN MADE $2,000,000 CLOSING OF WHEAT COR NER TAME AFFAIR. Price Rigid ol $134 Partners' Profits, $1,500,000 Held 85fl00r 000 Bushel* (if Cash drain. THE PATTEN WHEAT DEAL IN A NUTSHELL. Bull campaign began in October, 1908. Price at that time, $1 00 3 4 . High price of campaign, $1 35' 4. Low price of campaign, $1 OO^i- Closing price to-day, $1 34. Cash wheat held by Patten, 10,000.000 bushels. Cash wheat held by partners, 15,000,000 bushels. Patten's probable profit, $2,000,000. Partners' probable profit, $1,500,000. Chicago, May -What is generally conceded to have been the most successful wheat deal in the annals of the Chicago Board of Trade closed to-day, and, symptomatic of modern spec ulative conditions, it closed without that squeez ing of shorts which in other days was wont to furnish a show to gallery visitors and leave I.a SaJle Street staggering on its financial feet. James A. Patten during the brief hours of to day's session held the price of May wheat, fixed at .SI 34 a bushel. Through his pit clerk, "Ed" Walker, he bought or sold at that price, but the buying was almost purely theoretical. He did take in a few thousand bushels from some "trailers," who waited until the last moment for their profits, but mainly he disposed of about half a million bushels to shorts who had hoped against hope to the last moment, and then, in the parlance of the pit. "took their medicine." It was all a.«< tranquil as a summer sea, really duller than usual, and not even remotely re sembling the turbulence of the sessions of pre vious months. Few persons were in the pit, and Mr. Patten was not one of them. In th«» sailer}-, lured by the history of spectacular fin ishes to such bull campaigns as those of "Old Hutch," John Cudahy, "Joe" Letter, Co.«ter- Martin and others, there gathered « dense crowd, many of them women. They had come to see Patten take his pound of flesh along with what blood might ensue, but what they really saw was an arena more than half de serted. There was hardly any noise where May wheat was concerned. In the offices of Hartlett. patten A Co. Mr. Patten sat facing the blackboard, chewing gum vigorously, his eyes fixrd on ... of options other than May. C •■.-.■ proMt e.i by following his lead were no less Immobile of countenance as th*> great deal passed into bia tor- An hour after the close of the market a procession of clerks headed for th« cashier's office of the arm. w»artwg kmad Krinf-nTirVcar rying «>iips whit" paper It was then l^nrind that every employe <<f the tt 'Patten housr had received a present from the firm of 10 per, cent of their annual salaries The price at which May wheat closed to-day did not represent a fictitious value. Jt was. according to traders, consistent with th« priCfl Of the cereal the world over Mr. Patten might have put the price at $.*. and remaining shorts would have been compelled to pay it or ac knowledge bankruptcy. The bull leader, how ever, according to his friends, continued • on sistent to his assertion that he had no -wish to manipulate prices, but only to obtain the legiti mate profits of his foresight. The rules of the Board of Trade forbid "cor ners," and the shori • t a flctitioua may be forced from him irse to the courts. s..!tie years ;•*;•> Mr. Patten cor nered ' ' ' • ■ r:u' ;. "squeeze," obtained an Injunction restraining the big operator from advancing the price over r.J .-i nts a bushel. It was not shown that Mr. Patten bad any Huch intention, but there £>een no "squeezes" since the old-fasl ioned son mnde popular by "old Hutch" and others Tbe present deal required no manipulation, it la asserted Mr. Patten merely backed with his liis Judgmeni that there was less wheat in the » «ld than was generally believed. W;iii Street sold short, us did some Influential West ern speculator, but Patten held to the last and only a few days ago Maj wheat sold to *1 o-V*. tbe highest price in eleven years, [setter, who ;t is sino was lighting tiiturc herself, «iis c.,m peUed in the end to care for 33.000.000 bushela of actual wheat Mr Patten baa only 4,00(^000 bushels to merchandlst Mr Patten has made a fortune, how much evn he cannot say until his cash wheat is all marketed. The estimate is .<:.'.< hm»,<*m. His partners are credited with being $1,500,000 ahead. Together they held ;;.'»,<»(n»,<nk> bushela of cash wheat. The losses, it is said, have fallen mostly on professional speculators. LONGSHOREMEN VOTE TO STRIKE? Vote of Buffalo Said To Be Unanimous— More than Twenty Thousand May Be Affected- Buffalo, May Members of the International Longshoremen's Association at this port finished voting on the proposed strike to-night, and the result is saiu to be almost unanimously in favor of a walkout. If the vote has gone the same way in other ports, as there is every reason To believe It has. a strike is expected Tuesday morning. More than twenty thousand men will be affected. The referendum vote was ordered after a meeting In Cleveland last Sunday which placed the whole matter in ihe hands of President T. V. O'Connor. Captain O'Connor, however, declined to accept the responsibility and caned for a vote, The present strike movement has no connection with the lock out of firemen and sailors, the longshoremen hav ing grievances of their own. HYPNOTIZED BY "MAN IN THE MOON." Prank of Girl's Playmates Requires Services of Physician to Undo. fßy Telegraph to The TribKlM 1 Kast St. I»uis. 111.. May 29.— Miss ".Birdie" West, a sixteen-year-old girl of this city, is under the care of a physician to-day, suffering from shock. It Is declared that she was hypnotized last night by two >< linger jrirls, who developed hypnotic pow ers aft' r dSSSty Observing a travelling hypnotist. The tw<i girls had seemingly hypnotized a num ber of their playmates, and Miss West scofflnKly dared them to hypnotize her. They told her to Jook at the man In the noon steadily, and she soon became unconscious. Failing to revive her. the girls called a physician, who ariused her by rubbing her eyelids and repeating, "The raoon is gone." ORDER YOUR WINES FOR SUMMER Before You Go To Your Country Home. H. T. Dcwey & Sons Co., 13$ Fulton St., New York. — Advt DOWLLXG FOR MAYOR JEROME'S CANDIDATE ON TAMMANY TICKET. District Attorney May Go It Alone Unless Justice (rets the Nomination. Justice Victor J. Dowling, of the Supreme Court, is the choice of the Jerome men for Mayor on the Tammany ticket, and if the Tam many men can be prevailed upon to name Jus tice Dowltng it Is understood that the District Attorney will be glad to run as the Tammany candidate for District Attorney. The friends of the District Attorney have made it clear to Sheriff "Tom" Foley. for transmission to Charles F. Murphy, that Jerome Is not anxious to go on the Tammany ticket unless the Tammany can didate for Mayor Is a high class man. •If Tammany nominates Dowling and Jerome goes on the ticket to succeed himself, it will be all over but the shouting," said one of Mr. Jerome's lieutenants last night. "Dowling is the strongest man Tammany could name, and he could not be beaten by any combination." The chief embarrassment of the situation, so far as the friends of Mr. Jerome are concerned. Is that Justice Dowling does not appear at all desirous of quitting the bench. His term does not expire until December 31. 1918. and at that period he will still be only a middle-aged man. His friends are confident that he will be elevated to the Appellate bench within the next five years, and after that they hope to see him elected to the Court of Appeals. The friends of Mr. Jerome say tnat Justice Dowling owes it to his party to run for Mayor if th« Tammany leaders demand it. They say that he can go back to the bench if he feels it necessary to resign In order to take part in the campaign, and that it would be a small sacri fice for him to head the ticket, even should the fight be a losing one. Mr. Jerome's friends want justice now ling to head the ticket, because they believe they have discovered that he is th.> strongest candidate that could be named. H«» \\a=> once a district leader in Tammany anil a sachem of the Co lumbian Order. His conduct <-n the bench lias j. h as t-> still further commend him to the \^t»>r.«. the Jerome men say. and they arpue that Tammany would not n»ed to expend much monej If Justice Dowliag were the candidate for Mayor and Jerome the <-nndidnt» for Dis trict Atton The Jerome men have decided that if they <-.«!iri"t induce Tammanj to name a man of th* Dowling type they will "ico tt alon»" with dldate, trustinK to his persona! strength to "in out They nnur«» that if Jerome i.M an independent candidate the Hearst men w \\\ , , f. Sheai against him, in which ■■.i«-- Tamn i the Republicans will of their .•■»n. The> pr<> • . believe that In a four-cornered flsht • t i.ast an pvm chai w inn : k- f he did ii"t mm hf> would not run last- STEVENS PAYS FOR BOAT. Controller Rejects Bill Because in Alleged Wrong Account. Albany. May :!?.— a bill of $21,000 in payment for a new yacht to be used by Frederick C Ste vens, State Superintendent of Public Works, on bis Inspection trips through the canals of th* stntf, has lv*-n rejected by the State Controller's office "n !!.■■ ground that the it»Tii should have b*«-n put In the supply bill ami not charged against the canal repair fund The new yacht, which was named Inspector, was built at Morris Heights, New York City, anil made the run to Albany from New Tors City last Sunday in nine hours. The raft was built with ii view to comfort as well as speed. She has roomy, canopied decks, a library af fording snug quarters In inclement weather, culinary and sleeping accommodations, bath room and all modern convenient When the bill for the yacht's construction reached the Controller's office it was held up. as It was decided that the Item did not properly come under the head of canal repairs, and the bill was returned to Superintendent Stevens. It Is understood that Superintendent Stevens has sent his personal check to the builders of the yacht for the amount. At his office to-day It was said that the yacht was the superintendent's private property The boat's name has been changed to Cruiser. Aft'-r th« arrival of the ya< in here it was tn spected by members of tti • ■ canal board and the canal advisory board, who were said to be favor ably Impressed with it It la understood the matter will be taken up at the n.-xt meeting "f ttv canal board. ENGLAND AND FRANCE ACCEPT. Will Bo Represented at Champlain Tercente nary by Ambassadors. Plattsburg. N. V.. May 29.— At to-day's meet ins: of the New York-Lake Champlain Tercentenary Commmission it was announced that both England and Prance have officially accepted invitations to be represented at the coming celebration. Prance will bo represented by Ambassador Juaserand anil Knglund by Ambassador Bryce. RUNNER SHOT BY ACCIDENT. Professor Used Ball Cartridges in Starting Pittsburg Foot Race. Pittsburg, May '-■' Poised at inn starting point of a foot race, Percy Barber, aged nineteen years. S meruber of the senior class Of the Plttsburg Acad emy, was accidentally shot arid probably fatally wounded to-day by Professor ii. B. Ketterman, a*ed twenty-five years, a member of th« faculty Of the school. The senior class of Qle academy was holding a picnic in one of the amusement parks, one of the attractions being ■ font race. Professor Kettermun. the starter, .:s. <i ball cartridges in the revolver, and, when about to fire the signal to start the race in ■which Barber was sntered, slipped, the revolver being discharged and the bullet striking the victim in the he.vi Professor l'>tterman was arrested. REPLY TO DR. OSLER. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Baltimore, May Vexed over Dr. Osier's dig at "dry grammarians" in a biography of Thomas Linacre, a great London physician, who lived in a time when chloroform and other anaesthetics were unknown, Professor Basil Glldersleev^, of Johns Hopkins University, "comes back" at Osier in an article in the American ••Journal of Philology," with a French term for •knocker," "grouch" or "fault finder." I The occasion for the profeasor'H reply to the physician is the tatter's treatment of the great Linacre as having been once a grammarian. That was before he look to the medical profession, and In telling of this phase of his life Dr. Osier speaks of grammar as a pretty dry subject. A RE BELLI OX QUELLED. Dominican Insurgents Said To Be Seeking Terms. San'o Domingo. May lit. -It was officially an nounced here to-day that General Camacho. the former Governor of Montr Chri?ti. who recently seized Guayubin and Dajabon. on the Haytian frontier, with a few score of followers, has been surrounded by government troops and has asked for terms of surrender. SAVED FOR DEATH. Ohio Murderer's Leg To Be Ampu tated So He Ma>/ Be Killed Legall/f. Columbus, Ohio, May 29. — In order to save his life the penitentiary physicians to-day decided that it win be necessary I leg of Joseph West, of Dayton, who wi tenced to be put to death on July 9. Th»- prisoner is suffering from tubeivulcfds of the left knee. It is expected ' al tl •■ • xecutlon will be postponed until West recovers. He was convicted on the '-!:arge of heart TORXADO KILLS FIFTEEN. Floods Add t<> Suffering in W recked Oklahoma Town*. Oklahoma < - :ty. Okbu, Ma 29 Fifteen and perhaps more persona were killed to-nipht in a tornado which bated the town- of Key West and Dep" '■ Forty or more were Injured. Al least ten were :.:! ; -l In Key West and Hv« at Depew. The tornado swept over a wide stretch of farming country. Following the wind c^me „ deluge of rain. Floods then added their terrors to the situation. Th.- wreckage of Key West soon was overwhelmed by the rising waters. Practically nothing waa left of the town of two hundred inhabitants. Rescuers hastened to th? place, but could not cross Salt Creek, which had become a raging torrent The residence of J. I. Hart was demolished after having been rolled over half a dozen times with the occupants in- Bide. Mrs. Hart's back was broken, a littl.* girl's leg was wrenched from her thigh and Mr. Hart and two ,ther children were seriously in jured. Dcpew was destroyed by a double twister that was formed from the tornado which struck Key West md which travelled northwest and an other coming from the east. The tornado wiped out Depew and then pushed northeast, spend ing it? force presumably a few miles further on. For an hour the -,- was the scene of one of the most unusual phenomena ever observed in the Southwest. Small tornadoes folio* m rapid succession in an atmosphere that was nearly humid They rose high Into the air. circled about and dipped. As many as five were ob- B erved during the display. The little tornadoes had -pent their force when the bis one came at -, o'clock Preceding and following it were ter rift, rain and hailstorms. The street-, of Strou.4 and Sapulpa wore veritable rivers. Jamestown. *N. O.Mny S» -This city and Tpstlantl. a village thirteen miles south of here. were visited by tornadoes this afternoon, result ing in the death of at least, three persons, th* Injun of several others and many thousands of dollars damage. The farmhouse of George Graves near Ypsilanti. was blown Into the James River, and Mrs. Craves and her two young daughters were instantly killed. FIXD BODY AFTER FIRE. Police Believe Woman a Suicide by Gas, Son's Match Starting Blaze. After an explosion and fir.- in a flat on the fifth floor of No. -■"••■ West 90th street late last night the body of Mrs. Henrietta Stephens,*, fifty-four "years old. was found In the bedroom. It is the opinion of Captain Shaw, of the West 100 th street station, that she committed suicide by inhaling gas. the explosion following when the son arrived horn- and lighted a match. The fire was confined to the flat, with a dam age of $200. The force of the explosion was so great that it was heard for several blocks and knocked several persons in the house at No. 206 off their feet. The son told the police that his moth* had been despondent for several weeks because of ill health and financial worries. MISS GOULD HIS HEIR. Private Soldier Leaves to Her His -Death Benefit." ■• The Trtboi • Washington. May 29 Miss Helen M Gould is the legatee of a private soldier who di.-d re cently at Fort Sh.-ridati. Even comnusaloned officer and soldier • mitt, d to designate some one to whom snail be paid his "d.ath benefit," the equivalent of six months' pay. In case the death of th. officer or soldier occurs ho bti" of duty The designation is nsuallj thai cxi of kin, iiit in the < .i*'- of .i sold* - died Miss Gould has been named to receive the soldier's gratuity. In the paper which U* tli.r mad.- out Miss Gould is .!■ r a "the tri. nd of all soldi.rs ." The soldier «as Private John James Bartlett, of Batten F. .*>th neM Artillery, who recently died at his post at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Th authorities at once communicated witl Gould, who has exprei ed her appreciation of the simple tribute paid to her generosity toward soldiers and sailors Miss Gould has advised the '■' tmenl that she Intends lo use the money in furnishing a mom in the new portloi aval i.:auch Of the Young Men's Christian Association at Brooklyn. That part of tbe building baa been dedicated, and was the gift of Mrs Hus sell Sage Miss Gould int. p.. ls to have a placed on the door of the room to the memory of Private Bartlett. and explaining by what m- ans th<- room was furnished. BACONIAN SIGNATURES IN CHAUCER. Tufts Professor Also Finds Them in Tibetan Grammar. Emerson and Edwin Arnold. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.! Boston. May -'■' — Profcsaor Lea ivj. m -. of Tufts Collage, publishes four ■•oluni;;s this afternoon criti cising W. 8 Booth's book on Baconian acrostics in ?h&kespeaTS! Professor Wiener or. calculation finds that under the Booth system there are .;s.m).> possible combinations of Bacon's hidden signatures in Shakespeare and in allied works the paltry num ber of twenty-six million. -•;• . Professor Wiener, applying the Booth system to Other works, rinds Baconian signatures in a Tibet an grammar, in Chaucer. Emerson and Edwin Ar nold's "Light of Asia." PAIN'S FIREWORKS FOR THE 4TH. Season's catalogue now ready. 12 Park Place, New York. — -a - .. . PRICE FIVE CENTS. MB. TAFT'S HAPPY DAY WITH YALE "GRADS" PITTSBUBG GIVKS HIM A WAUH WELCOME. //< Make.'i Four Sjicechc*, Plays Ball and Helps Dedicate a F i >un tain. Pittsburg. May I!).— President Taft thoroughly enjoyed himself here to-day through fifteen hours of stay and excitement. He made four speeches at as many different places, rode many miles by automobile and special trains, played pitcher in a game of ball at the Allegheny- Country Club In the early afternoon, and then, returning to town, sat throush the eleven in ntaiga of th" contest between the Pittsburz and Chicago teams of the National League. He as sisted at the dedication of a fountain in Arsenal Park, attended a business meeting of the Asso ciated Western Yale Clubs, had luncheon at Se v. ick!-. Heights, fourteen miles out of the city. and to-night was the principal speaker at th* dinner which closed the annual sessions of th» Western Yale Clubs. Pittsburgh welcome to the President was en thusiastic. Wherever he went he was met by cheering thousands. The streets through wnlcni he passed were fairly blocked with humanity. After the ball game, while the President's au?o mobile was threading its way through C'.h, street, there was at one time a seemingly im passable human barrier across the tnorougrhfare. The police finally opened a way. however, and the President's car passed safely through. The President In the early part of the day waa the guest of the city a.i>; state. Later he was turned over to the Yale nvn. He left them at play at the Country Club, while he returned to the city to witness the professional game of ball. Th»> game '-vras a departure from the original programme which caused some disappointment to the Yale men. but apparently brought joy to the fifteen thousand Pittsburg "fans" gathered on grandstand and bleachers and overflowing into the fMd. WA> MS TO WIN. ■ stand we.*- off- red to 1 Mir rounded ■ Secretary - ■ - ■ when • Presi'i • • ■ of ti. ■ it - "No. sir." replied the President, "I insist upon maintaining a judicial attitude in this matter." In Pittsburgh half of the "lucky " seventh tha President set the crowd to cheering by stand ins "for luck" with the rest of the great crowd. All through the game there were calls for cheers for th»> President, and they were given in great waves of sound which echoed back from the hills overlooking the park. The President's a* sistarce to the Plttsburg "rooters' in the seventh resulted in the local team tieins the score. With the* score still tied at the end of the eighth, the President exclaimed: "I hope it p>.-s beyond the ninth; then we will get more for our money." remain could get a dim N< >T \ - - I - ■ I ■ "Fursi President Taft arrived in the city shortly be fore 9 o'clock this morning and from thar hour until midnight he hardly knew a moment's rest. It was a day to test the strenuosity ewn of Mr. Roosevelt, and through it all the President secrnrd to enjoy himst-If greatly. From the East Liberty station, where he left the Washington train, the President waa taken In an automobile to the home of his brother-in law. Thomas K. Laugiilin. jr. He greeted Hr 3. Taffs sister affectionately. The President wHI be a guest at the Laushlin home in Wcudlawa Road until late to-morrow ntsht. when he go« 3 to Gettysburg, to deliver the Memorial Day ora tion. The President's first public appearar.ea was at the Rodeph Shalom Jewish Tal>ernae!e, where bf spoke briefly. NVxt there was a quick automobile trip to Arsrnal Psrk and another short address Following this •-•ame the ns^etin^ of the Yale clubs, where the President paid a tribute to Yale and to the Yale .*ririt. From this meeting he was escorted to th* 1 Union Sta tion, where lie took a special train to Sewickl:'. all the Yale visitors accompanying him. Tl:a President drove to t«ie Rae-' home, wl.ile tilts others of the party took luncheon at the Alle gheny Club. Then came the baseball gamed, the return to town and. the dinner to-night. Professor Ueorse K. Vincent, of tht- Coiirersttj" of Chicago, a Yule man of '>."». was the toa>t rr.axter at the dinner. He caused laughter by referring to the lcsi?lators at Washington as men who were deliberating as to whether they should "do their country by a duty or do their duty by theu • osnßtr PRAISES YALE AND ROOSEVELT. President Taft was the first speaker. H* eulo^zeii Yale and the Yale spirit, and paid a tribute to ex- President Roosevelt, which was loudly cheered. "This system." said the President, "of a re union of Yale clubs each year is greatly to ba commended. I have had the huncr now to at fend three, and I believe that the >pirit which is aroust-d ,:t such a meeting far exceeds that which we were able to arouse at city and stats meetings. Whether, if the prosperity of tha country does not continue, we shall te able to maintain these meetings Is an economic on*.