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% Taft's 'Approval Expected, and
Report Mali Be Made to House
on Tuesday.
tFrom The Tribune Bureau. 1
Z*L July "3— The tariff conference
32Kw£« F °"' on to - day reached a
jJTsgreement on the- following rates:
$Ats — Free.
petroleum— >
,*„ ore-Scents a ton.
Cml-* 0 cents a ton. j l i
<125 a thousand feet.
product of hides now dutiab!e-10
r*s£3Se House rates reduced to those of
goods-Numerous reduc-
Payne this evening. If they
frj^rrxaft-l amoral t,,y win be f1n.,1
af&ISfcSS and on Montoy the
3 Jvc members of the committee win be
- TaCSday th °
- w--ii be made to the House.
depends on tho Im
1 f".ecVed to indicate His consent or the ro-
SJBIE at 10 oVlock to-aiorrow morning.
. q£la the msMent reject the compromises
£** the conference committee the whole .
r yrc t ««Wa be thrown open agala and all ,
SSonsofanearly report might fail, but the
£lt« are confl* nt that such will rot be
525 They are assuring him that they
Sr«SSe most earnest efforts to carry out
fJri.fcc and that the rates submitted are the
wither « n 3l1 " llt KUh a " y h ° Pe ° f tht " sr re "
in both houses of Congross.
ftf&SS* to reduce tho duty on sole
mfr*P*. «»« atia xn mak * proporOonate
on nrpers. harness and ether prod
cte of father, including a reduction to 1O per
rtrf the duty on all *hoes «*»•««» h^
rtlr!, cider the pres.?nt law are dutiable. Thb
adufles calfskins, etc.
Ttettteof 4<t cents a ton on coal is un-l-r
eM to carry with it the Senate rate ot ]••
ecaoa riack. The existing rate on coal Is •"..
Braator_ The reciprocity provision adox.ted
jrScßnae ■niil doubtless be droppi d.
The «a»ctior of the Senate rat.- on lumber
Iblj^ii a thousand feiet to • '' IT. will earn'
riitsrwJurtinn of a!."Ut 2." per cent through-
Cihe schedule on finished and partly finished
-dbf restoration of the Dingley raTo on wom
esclor^s Ip regarded as a distinct triumph for
> Present, in view of ... that Speaker
(tsrc s:ai piven the most positive pledges t<> ;
c-Etp-esertathe Uttauer that the higher rates
assjsl by the \Vays and Means Committee
ssrid be preserved in conference, and that he
srf» th* retention <<f thone rate? his one im
*«ißrt r^juest of the conference oommittee.
"Vcoitoa schedule is understood to have be^n
«ssi doTrn, a.= sn<3i<\-it<-<3 in Tho Tribune thi-««
"•"■t to approximately the Dingrley ratf<=.
sftessh the nvyif.c rat.--s rif the Sonate bill ar.'
RipJttnwl for the ad valorem? of the House
fcfe further proposed ... -.. i,. r«-t:ilia
*tT ptnls!ons of the Senate bill with regard to
: "•••elp so as to <--ncoi;rngo the Canadian gov
osnar !• permit the <-XT^>rtati<.n <>f pulp wood.
atnwe rr. srh • paper will b<- .«.". a ton. unless
•■torHsk can obtain an increase to -«4 in the
" *Bath hour.
the DOOferrees met to-day it was th«ir
['"'"' a final agreement < v t!ie bill
«** »«jourr.m.-nt to-night. Tlk- half c3..z.-n or
*■* t »-fallf d "big quesUons.*! which are In ;i
*~* both political anJ econr.mlc. wore reserved
**• last day, and both j.artl<-.= 1 » the con
"** were &*■'• • ed thai a settlement of
Z* *onld be made without further delay.
*■ two meetings to-day were strictly execu-
the clerks Mho have been assisting in
2=* the rer^rt I^-ing c-xrluu< J from the
ttiJ. 0 ** 1 Bessions * ere entirely harmonious,
«we nta,- «mi!e on Mr. Payne's facr-
VTT ' V "" ' was taW He held out for
JH»u* rate of $1 on lumber ar,d for free iron
"tapper. •• Was pleawid wlth th " shar "
lif Zl he C(>ntin ' i '< *™ <m especially
lisTL l the oam Vrmoiße which he had
■. *» <m tht cotton sohedale.
0'""'"' 11 ' 1 ° f th " '--'^ence
Ws ijj iCh had an taterview with
V -httUT *" ran ; an v i<r>r< ' 5 for fr*..
is*. re °* <n fading the light for free
C?th th conf< -^n^ report may be pre
*«=«." «U ln " Tho Ccnireskional
>^ 'chair a J= ut^'nt showing the Im-
VbS ?* isti 5t hay " m^ f roni the
•iSfc^^ Mr Payn< «•»! mak.- this MM.-:,i.iit
*»tiaii L,l P ? SBiLi - aild j t will ho his «-
■ t *»B»hwSl VT* anJ th " f "" Untry " f th -
WV ' r '-• it : a
sJJ*««theHou« lea<3 ' TS V > **• a vote
**^S"S & i OpU ' m ** conference re;>ort
5 that re r «rt ahail bo
151 *tU ° 3 Thurs<la >' Afternoon.
* taa> ft <<VOry *' frort to have ltle b" 1
S^^ « Of the K-.
*'"' k
*■• **teL!l bOth Lrantlies of n *re*s ex
ss^^/^no tat a r > " rt containing the
; '^'JBKieto* nun! «-' ' Wl!l command enough
■» btiinM , tO )l:B;jr " it* adoption. It is
.tstti. tstti th- ti<r " Vil! "' '■ xt *'"j'-' 1 din
• • the B- nMKI rPr " in lile Senate unless some
Ifc: »Su in " vr ** *" '^i" unex
k^ieosi^ ° " lJt^-- m " 8t <> the Re-
V^'ltioa Jf»* * !l " Voted a al nst the bill on
: * ■ U3 tanfi rm ' k ' *>■"■ ' "«• It is thought
****** the bill* " f th * ten Senat " rK who voted
; •2' **<* oat *'" " upport the conference re
!* l *tttnt f 1!> th -> will desire to make
£?*■ Hcrjt t explanation of their position.
'to •*» a.- te ca t!^« reiKjrt will not be
7*««i. A fl lal rule from the Committee
*« sjej-b^ 00 "^"" 00 * 8 win make speeches
- •*■ »ih receive tan to print
' ■"Salad*" Tea? Th«
. -~»i r^re6hjn B drlak in bot weather.
To-day . partly cloudy.
To-morrow, fair; went «in<!-.
Great Wish of Dying Rector of
Grace Church Granted.
Nnhant, Mass.. July 23. — The Rev Dr. Will
iam R. Huntingdon, rector of Grace Episcopal
Church. New York City, who la ill here at the
home of his son-in-law. Royal Robblns. was still
alive to-night, but. his condition was so grave
that the attending physician. Dr. Winslow, ex •
pressed the belief that he would not live more
than twenty-four hours.
Dr. Huntingdon's wish that he might see his
daughter, Miss Margaret, was granted late, to
day. The young woman, who had returned by
the steamer Lusitania from Liverpool, reached
N'ahant at 4 o'clock this afternoon. She was
taken directly to the Robblns home, near Forty
Steps Beach.
Although weakened greatly by disease, Dr.
Huntlngton has retained entire consciousness,
and he greeted his daughter affectionately. Dp
... that time be had appears^ to be sinking rap
idly. and it was feared that the end was very
near, but the presence of his daughter had a
stimulating effect upon the sufferer. Dr. Wins
low said this evening that It was quite probable
that the patient might survive the night, but
he held out no farther hope.
Miss Margaret W. Huntincrton. daughter of the
Rev. Dr. Huntington arrived here yesterday on
the Lusitania. The uncertainty as to whether she
would find her father alive deeply affected Hiss
Huntlntrtnn throughout the passage, and she was
advised by wlreleas from both sides of the Atlantic
of the rector's condition.
The customs officials extended the courtesy of
the port to Miss Huntlngton, and without waiting
for baggage inspection she was enabled to leave
the pier as soon as the gangplank was made fast.
She took an electric cab nnd gave orders to be
driven at once to the Grand Central Stnticn.
Millions Collected from Levee Resort
Keepers Detective Indicted.
Chicngo. Juiy 2T — Detective Sergeant Jere
miah Oriffln. alleged to have been the collector
Of protection money from dive keepers, gam
blers and cocaine sellers, was Indicted on eight
counts here to-»day. He Is alleged to have col
lected as high as $9,000 a month, a small part
• f which remained In his own pockets.
in ill. Griffln. who travels out of the Dcs
p!.-!in<»s street police station, headquarters of
Inspector McC nn. is alleged to havo collected
$150,000 from denizens of various resorts.
Indictments were also returned against Louis
Frr.nk. raloon keeper and politician, ho Is said
to have accumulated $1,000,000 in the Levee,
and agninst Michael Heltler, familiarly known
as "Mike the Pike." They are alleged to have
collected money from resorts by representing
themselves as agents of the police.
Testimony against Griffin was glv^ti by
Charles Tanker, a Levee proprietor known com
monly as" "Monkey Chsirley." On witness
charged that the price <>f protection recently
r"S.» from $20 to tin month, and that he w:is
omi>e!l«-d to quit business on account of th-
Gems Valued at $5,000 Restored to
Mrs. Van Buren.
The mysterious diamond necklace oT fifty-four
stones, each of thre^-elghth* carat weight, which
was sold to a pawnbroker In this city for £A was
recovered at Police Headquarters resterday by Its
owner, Mrs. Mary la. Van Buren. of Sound Reach,
Conn. Mrs. Van Baren received the neek!uc«\
which la valued at $". ■•• through h<-r mother. Mn«.
M. .1 Conover, who gave an accurate description of
the gems to Inspector McCnffcrty.
The dispatches pent out from Greenwich. Conn.,
on Thursday to the effect that Mrs. Van Buren
was the divorced wife of A. H. Van Beuren, f rmer
head of the Van Ueuren bill posting firm of thin
city, were erroneous. Alfred Van Reuren. formerly
; ■ ad of that concern, died four months ago. and
the Mrs. Van Huren who lot I the Jewels was not
connected with his family.
In explaining the Uss of the necklace yesterday
Mr*. Conover said thai Mis. Van Buren believed
that she droj>[«-d it fr«.m her handbag In Stamford.
Insj>ector Mc< 'aiTertj- fiaiil that t!:e flrst report
of the missing necklace came to him through a
friend, who saw a woman, apparently a F<-rvam.
trying to dispose of it at a pawnshop In this city.
The Inspector sent a detective to the pawnbroker
and recoveredwthe Kerns. The only ■ !• m to the
owner. Inspector McCafferty said, was a Connecti
cut jiajw-r u-hich (he a-omnn had In her liaftd. The
Inspector Immediately communicated with New
Haven, Hartford. Stamford and Greenwich, v. I'M
the result that (he owner was found In Sound
ISeach. Th*» police are now looking for the woman
■bo pawned the Jewels.
Follower of W. A. Lame// Wounded
After Heated Political Meeting.
Following a heated meeting in the Tammany Hall
Central Club last night over the proposed election
of William A. Larney, secretary of the Kire De
partment, as district leader in the 14th Assembly
District, a man who bad been in a saloon at No.
47; Third avenue, throe doors from the club, was
Bystanders said fits assailant wan a police of
licer. The victim said be was Tini'thy Bulilvan.
a teamster, of Ho. 302 Kast 2Sth street. In Belle
rue Hospital, while in a serious condition with a
bullet in his brain, be gave the name of William
A. I*arn«-y as his best friend. Thomas Dunlay, pro
prietor of the saloon at So. 471 Third avenue, was
locked up In 'he ICast X»th street station, on the
charge of felonious as—
Patrolman Reltchenback, of the Kast r."ti, street
station, admitted firing three shots while chasing
Sullivan. According to the officer's story, he heard
pome one cry out "There's a man shot," and lm
rnedlat<-ly afterward saw Sullivan dart out of Dun
lay's saloon. Th<- patrolman followed Sullivan and
commanded him to halt, and when he did not do
s..j_i-.-.i two nbots over hip head. As Bulilvan still
k'-lT running, Reltciienback said, he lired again.
Sullivan fell.
Boston Merchants Confident That Present High
Prices Will Continue.
[By T«-lrirrar.h to The Tribune.]
Boston, July 23.— Present phenomenally' high prices
for wool and th.- a^^iirHncru which wool dealers feel
that prices are likely to continue at this level for
Borne time to come have produced th.> remarkable
c*Hidltlon of Boston wool merchants endeavoring
to contract with Western grower* for the 1910 clip,
utmost a year in advance of the time when It will
be sold to the mills.
The would be purchasers are not meeting with
much success, however, as the growers sold their
clip early this year, and by doing fo madn a smaller
profit by three or four cents a pound than they
might have had if they had waited. At the same
time this effort to buy futures will succeed In many
cases where growers need ready money. The point
of this, of course, Is the. faith it argues in a con
tinuance of present record prices, the highest in
twenty-five years.
Poughke-epslt i.nd back, same steamer Day Lice's
second boat, perfect outing. Se« adv*.— Advt.
Thieves Leap Of at Paterson After
Robbing Immigrants of Money
and Valuables.
[By Telf-irniiih t» The Tribune.]
Middletown. N. V., July 23. —When Erie
train No. 47, known as the Southern Tier Lim
ited. leaving 1 Jersey City at 12:2O a. m., arrived
In this city at 2:IH> o'clock this morning, the
crew reported that one of the most daring hold
ups that ever took place in the East had oc
curred between Jersey City and Faterson.
The trainmen reported the affair to three po
licemen at the railway station, who In turn re
ported it nt the police station. The Information
given was recorded and steps were taken to get
into communication with the police Of Paterson.
When the train left Jersey City there were at
tached to it two cars partly filled with Immi
grants bound for the Far West. According to
the story told by the Immigrants, two men en
tered the first of these cars just after the train
■had come out of the Bergen tunnel. One of tho
men stood with his back to the door of the car
and held a revolver pointed down the car, while
the other man called out for the Immigrants to
hold up their hands or they would be shot.
The Immigrants, unable to speak English and
in a strange land, apparently thought that this
sort of thing was customary, for they made no
effort to resist, but handed out their val Mes
as the hold-up men walked down the Jilsl*\s.
After harvesting considerable money, watches
and other valuables, the two hold-up men left
the car as the train was slowing up for Pater
eon. It Is supposed that they Jumped off at this
After the trail had left Paterson the foreign
ers succeeded in making the conductor and
trainmen understand what had taken place.
They were much excited, and some of Ihoso
who ad been robbed wept plteoualy. Ity tho
time the conductor nnd trainmen had learned
the story the train had reached Middletown, and
any attempt to get track of the thieves hnd be
come exceedingly difficult It was alm<>H'. Im
possible to get nny description ««f the robbers
from the Immigrants, but It is believed that they
were foreigners.
Train 17 makes no stops between Jersey City'
and Mid-Uptown unless It is signalled to stop
at •'■r!«..n Nearly every m<>rn!nc there are
several c.ir? of Immigrants on this train, and long
before Patorson is reached they an* nl! asleep.
This was the cas<» this morning, and when they
were suddenly awakened t-> find it revolver
pointed at them they were frightened speechless.
The robber* dl not waste any time In sesrch-
Ing the passengTM. but t<»>k what money and
valuables were handed out to them. r.n<! had
only reached the end of the car when Paterson
was approached. They probably knew that they
would not have another opportunity to gut <rr
the train until Middle town wa« reached.
II la believed that the robbers K"t several
hundred dollar* They even took tho ticfc«t<s of
it number of th" patsengfrs and tore them up,
throwing the pieces on the floor.
Broker Arrested for Forgery of l.<-
Senator'» Indorse mint.
Harry H. Starrett. a broker, ..f ■'..:.
way. wjih arreste.i lam night at his home. No.
"•:•■ Seventh avenue, Brooklyn. Dudley s Mai-
I'-ry. acting cashier of the First Nutlona! Bank
of Janiiiira. was the complainant. He accused
Siarrett of forging the indorsement „f ex-Sena
tor John Lew la Child*, of Floral Park. I^ong
Island, to a three months' promissory note for
$3,000. w '''ch was due on Monday.
The cashier and his father, li. ■>. MUlnn who
i« an ••'••■ bank, telephoned to ex-Sen
ator ChIM yesterday. The latter replied that
he had never • ird of Btarrott and had never
indorsed any note for him. Then the Msllorys
went to Brooklyn last evening und had tho
broker arrested.
The Brooklyn police say Btarreti admitted
that the lnd >rsement was forged. He told them,
they allege, that he hnd ■en borrowing money
on forged Indorsement* for several years. The
detectives said that his method or procedure
was to get the money to speculate with, nd II
unable to pay II back when the note ranw duo
be would renew the Instrument,
A note for 12,500, apparently Indorsed by Ar
thur H. Goldsmith, manager tot Mr Chi Ids,
was found In the prisoner's pocket, lie tried to
tear it us when the detectives found it. they
say. A bank book of the Windsor Trust Com
pany showed that Starrett had some rush on de
posit there. The prisoner Is married and has
two children.
Does Fifty Miles on Circular Track ii 51
Minutes 22 Seconds.
Grand Rapids, Mien.. July 23.— Loali Chevrolet, in
a fifty-mile automobile race here to-day with Lewis
Btrang and Q *• '"• Witt, broke ihm world's
record for fifty miles on a circular track, by mak
ing the distance In .'ii minutes and 22 peoon.ls. Tlim
best previous time is said to have been '■-' minutes
and 48 seconds, made by Btrana at Springfield; 111.,
last Saturday.
Examination by Insurance Department Due
Only to Change in Management.
Albany, July 23.— The Casualty Company of
America Is solvent and unimpaired, according to a
Ftutoment given out to-. Jay by Superintendent
Hotchklss. of the Insurance Department. Concern
Ing " recent examination of the company lie Fays:
It Is the policy r>f tire department to examine nil
companies Immediately upon being nppraisrd ••(
radical changes In management. This la the sole
reason for the examination recently ordered. The
hearing held In New York on tin Cd was si the
request ■•! the company, and not by order of th"
department. Such hearing resulted In several
chanicefl being m ■ )■• In the report, which i" being
redrafted In New York to-day, and Kill lie filed
In Albany and available to the public to-morrow.
The. report ihoiri that the Casualty Company of
America la entirely solvent and unimpaired.
Not Required, Says O'Malley — Opinion
Regarding Parole of Convicts.
Albany, July 23.— An opinion of Interest to auto
mobile owners was given to-day by Attorn. -v Gen
eral O'Malley to S. S. Koenlg, Becrstary of State, in
which he holds thai there Is no provision of law
requiring the owner of a motor car, or any mem
tier of Ills family, to procure a chauffeur'u license
before operating his machine.
The Attorney General has advised the Stati.< Su
perintendent of Prisons that a man convicted of a
felony cannot be regarded as a first offender when
he is subsequently convicted of another offence,
even though sentence was suspended under the first
conviction. He holds that therefore he is not en
titled to parole under the law.
Premier Maura Blamed for Forcing
Spanish King to Withdraw
Paris. .July 23. — The details surrounding the
romantic marriage of Prince Alfonso of Bour
bon-Orlenns to Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Co
burg. which cost him his place as a prince of
the royal house of Spain and his career in th-j
Spanish army, have come Into the possession of
The Associated Press.
They reveal the fact that King Alfonso. in
stead of refusing his consent to the marriage,
as was reported by Madrid dispatches to have
been the case, favored and actually advised th
prince to marry her secretly, gave him a leave
of absence for that purpose and personally In
tervened by telegraph with the Bamberg eccle
siastical authorities, in whoso diocese the mar
riage took place, to procure ■ dispensation for It.
This story was obtained from the prince's lips
by friends a few days ago In Munich, where the
couple are spending the honeymoon, and when 1;
Is known In Europe it la likely to create a
greater sensation than djd the wedding and th"
prince's disgrace.
Prince Alfonso and Princess Beatrice first me?
on th occasion of King Alfonso's mnrtiage to
Princess Ena of Battenberg. In 1906. The prince
thru was only .< • Hi-, years old. He fell des
perately in love with the princess and proposed
marriage, but Princess Beatrice refused him in
most decided fashion, even refusing; him per
mission to correspond with her. loon after (hla
the prince entered the military school at Toledo
and subsequently. in 1907. the couple met again
at San Sebastian. Both the Queen tind th"
Queen Mother, knowing of the prince's infatua
tion, espoused his cause and sought to induce
Princess trice to relent. The princess, how
ever, said that she never would change her re
ligion, but finally, when she. said she had no ob
jection to rearing her children as Catholics, the
Queen Mother replied:
"Then there la not the slightest difficulty to
the union. i always Bald that tf 1 had had a
second son he should have married a Protest
ant." She added that she herself had Prot
estant ancestors.
Later, at La <;ranja. King Alfonso formally
asked the hand of Princess Beatrix for his
cousin, nnd when the princess on that occasion
raised the question of religion his majesty said,
"I give you my word of honor there will not be
the slightest difficulty." The j.rlnee then again
proposed and was accepted, and the couple, who
had not vet apprised Beatrice's mother, the
Duchess of Saxe-Cotttirg nnd Gotha, with >llffl
eulty prevented King Alfonso from officially an
nounclng the rr.gacement.
When he returned to Madrid King Alfonso
asked I'r. mier Maura what he thought of the
marriage, and '!;•• Premier replied that the mar
riace of an Infante of Spain t«> a Protestant
could not take place on account of the difficulties
it would cause the government. King Alfonso
was absolutely furious.
Prtni-evs I te.it rice, because of her friendship
f.T viii -en Victoria, *«!>! she would glv»> up the
prince. nn\l_Klng Alfonso summoned the.prince
to Madrid and asked what' it was his intention
to do In the matter. The prince replied that he
had given his word to make Beatrice his wife,
and, besides, his personal fillings would not
permit him to retire from the proposed unton.
and that lie intended to marry the princess re
gardless of consequences.
King Alfonso warmly congratulated th«- prince
on hl.i attitude, saying that his reply was Just
what he had expected, that it was worthy of a
Bourbon, and even if the constitution prevented
him giving otr.i ial consent to t!ie marrlug.
without the approval of his ministers he. as Al
fonso ot Bourbon, would do everything In his
power for the couple.
PrinecsH Beatrice then left Mil and Prince
Alfonso, upon the advice of the King, went to
see Pope Pius nnd asked for a dispensation for
:i mixed marriage. The Spanish government,
meantime, warned the Vatican of the proposed
union, and the dispensation neither was granted
nor actually refused. After this the couple
waited patiently, considering themselves attt
an I, as also did King Alfonso, who visited
Princess Beatrieo at Munich last summer.
When the prince was graduated from the mill
tary BChool nt Toledo on July 12 he Immedi
ately volunteered to go u> the front, as the war
in Morocco had broken out. King Alfo.iso
granted tho prince a. three days' leave of ali
sence before going to M' liila. and urged him
secretly to marry Princess Beatrice, raying that
he would wlrt*the Bishop of Bambtrg to grant
■ dispensation.
Prince Alfonso arrived in Coburg on July 1.".
andjthe civil marriage took place that morning.
At '.i o'clock In the afternoon the priest at Co
burg received a telegraphic dispensation from
the Bishop of Bai berg, and al •'. •'.<• p. m. the
Catholic ceremony was performed. It was hot
Intended that the news of the m irrlage should
be made public-, but It was^rintaj In Spain, and
the royal decree of the degradation of Prince
Alfonso followed.
The prince In concluding his story to Ma
friend said:
•■Maura, the head of tho Clerical party In
>:iain. and b'vause he holds a majority In Par- .
llament. forced the King to kick Ills own cmisi.i
out of the country and the army and to strip him
of title and honors for the crime of marrying a |
Protestant who la a niece of King Edward and
a first cousin of the Emperors of Herman) nod
The prince again has telegraphed King Al
fonso usklng to be allowed to go to the front.
The Infanta Eulalle. the prince's mother, v.ho
la here, is almost ill from worry over the ruin
of her .-oil's career, m Hiio knew that both »he
Spanish and British royal families were In per
fect sympathy with the raarrlaaje.
Nervous Neighbor, Learning of Baltimore
Man's Fatal Error, Commits Suicide.
[By Ti-l.Ki-ni'li <'• The Tribune.]
Baltimore. July » Patrick J. o'Hrlrn made a
mistake last nlghi wblrt cost him his life. He had
been rubbing himself with a solution containing
carbolic acid and taking a simple remedy Internally
for dyspepsia. Th*y wars both in the Basse size
bottles In his medicine cabinet. He used both last
night, but unfortunately drank the external rsnsdy
and applied the otnsr externally.
Uncovering bis mistake, he called hla wife, who
sent for a physictai.. He was beyond medical aid
■when the latter arrived, however, and di.d shortly
afterward. ' "
Miss Dorothy O'Brien, who lived in the neighbor
hood but was not related to the victim, was one
of the first to learn of the fatal mistake. She had
been despondent from a nervous malady, and early
Ibis morning committed suicide by shooting.
j Houitzcr's Shell Shatters Bag Float
ing 4,000 Feet Aloft.
Mayence, Germany, July 23. — Successful ex
j periments in the destruction of a balloon with a
howitzer were carried out here to-day.
A captive balloon was sent up to an altitude of
4,000 feet on the military range at Griesheim.
, Volleys from rifles and the fire of machine guns
were directed agninst the aerial target without.
| the slightest effect, but the second shell fired at
i it from a howitzer totally destroyed the balloon.

Colombian Houses Discussing a New
Bogota, July 23. — Both houses of the Colom
bian Congress are conferring- on the question
•whether the resignation of General Reyes from
I the Presidency would be convenient at this
General Reyes Is In Europe, and his friends,
who are believed to have an intimation of his
plans, are awaiting news of his resignation.
Argentina Must Accept Award Be
fore Opening Negotiations.
Lima, Peru. July 'S\.— lt was reported here to
\ day that Bolivia, yielding to the advice of the
| United States, would offer to negotiate dlrectly
■ with Peru concerning the division of certain dis
puted territory.
It can be stated, however, that Peru will not
' enter Into the negotiations unless Bolivia previ
ously accepts the award of President Alcorta.
La Pas, July I.*?.—S enators and EJeputies are
beginning to arrive here to attend the approach-
I Ing session of Congress. One of the Deputies, in
' an Interview to-day on the situation arising
j from President Alcr.rta's award in the boun
1 dary dispute between Peru and Bolivia, sail:
"It been decided that Argentina's award
In favor of Peru shall be submitted to Congress
before It is accepted. I can positively assure
you It will be rejected unanimously. It is one of
two things — Peru will treat with us direct by
submittlng the question to The Hague, or de
cide the frontier boundary by war. Meanwhil*
we are arming and counting on the aid of Chili.
A victory over Peru is assured."
Carried Out Into Long Island Sound
in Frail Skiff.

South Nnrw.ilk, Conn., July 23. — Miss Marion
Weeks, daughter of E. C. Weeks, of tho Merrltt
Chapman Wrecking Company, and Miss Harriet
I Lohman, of yonkers, who are - summering ut
J ShefTn Id on til- Round, werv billed away in a
cow boat this morning, and were at the mercy of
th>- ' .rm in Long Island Sound until rescued
by Andrew Mills, of Rowaytori, who put out In
a sm:ill gasolene launch.
The girls were playing in a skiff. wh«>n they
sudd. discovered that the boat had broken
loose nnd Was being »-:irried by the wind and
the tble < ut. into the Soul Th«> waves broke
ov»-r ..... craft, and she would hare filled
j in a few minutes had not th-> Kirls bailed with
their imnbonnets. Captain Mill^ saw the speck
In the foam as h>- was skirting th<* shore with
I a boatload of workmen. H<* mad.- the men jumr
out on a shoal spot and seek a bar. while he
| and ona helper put out Into the Sound.
i Carnegie Steel Company to Build
x 000,000 Plant.
[Hy I>Wrnph to Th" Tribune ) ' *
* burg. "' v 23. — The completion of an In
ventfon which it is said will revolutionize the
steel car whe.-i business of the country was
announced "t the offices of the Carnegie Steel
Company t<>-n!cht. and. so well d^s the company
think of the Invention that it will spend 13.000
000 in erecting a plant to make the wheels. The
invention is that "of C. C. Slick, chief engineer
! of the Carnegie company.
Th" Pltttsborg & Lake Erie Railroad has b*en
testins the wheel for two years, and to-day it
was declared perfected and the railroad placet]
a large order for the wheels. The nf\v ; plant
will be at Homesteud^and ground will be broken
at onc»\
Regent of China Fears Less Friendly Warn
: ings from Other Powers.
| London, July 2J.— A dispatch to '"The Times"
from Pekina says that President Taf( telegram
to Prince Chun, the Regent, concerning Ameri
can participation In lbs Hankow & Szp-i"huer>
Railroad loan has greatly stirred the thin- and
the Regsni realises thai If th< policy of drift con
tinues, lie may receive • that and less fiiftiiJly
warnings iltrci-t from the • a.l« of other powers.
"Many Englishmen here." the correspondent adds,
"bold the opinion thai Great Britain ought to
bring pressure en th.9 lions Konst and Shanghai
Hank to dissociate itself from German intrigues^
which are persistently directed to bring tiie Brit
ish into misunderstandings with tl >• Americans
: whose policy and alms In China are Identical with
our own."
■ ■ — —
Ordered Coal Rates Upheld After Receiver
Agreed to Change, Witness Testifies.
[Hy T«-l«-«n»ii!i to The Tribune.)
Cleveland, July ■ -Before the Ohio Railway Conn .
mission, hearing complaints of Ohio .■■•!! operators
that the Wheeling *• I. ike Erie rate on Ohio c<»al.
as compared to Its West Virginia rate, Is dis
criminatory, C. E. Matirer, of Cleveland, declared
to-day that E. 11. Harriman refused as adjustment
of rates aft. i: A. Worthington. receiver of the
r.«Urend, had arre'-l .1 rhIIRSW was necessary.
Maurer trstlSed that Worthington was interested,
but later sail. '•Wall Street has called me off."
Maurer said 1.. F. Lores, Harrlman's repre
sentative, ordered Worthington to make no change
IB rate.-. The commission will hear further testi
mony on this point on Wednesday.
Police Commissioner Baker. accompanie-J by
Deputy Stover, walked into the West »7th street
police station list night, about ID o'clock, surpris
ing l.tfiitvrant McQueeney ami the reserves in the
back room. The Commissioner made a thorough
H<-arch of the station house anil the precinct, after
which I a < o'npllmented the lieutenant a: d told him
that evo^lhlns was In good shape. He and Deputy
Stover then left the station house and proceeded
down the street on foot. Their destination was a
mystery, but all the wires were soon buzzing, and
everybody was made acquainted with the fact that
tho "Big 3ogs" was abroad
Objects to Sections Over Which the
Bitterest Fights Were Waged
in Hearings.
Mayor McClell.-.n disapproved late yesterday
afternoon the proposed new building code passed
by the Tammany majority in the Board of Al
derman and favored by Daniel F. Cohalan, chair
man of th. law committee of Tammany Hall.
The Mayor said that the clause -dins that
the ordinance shall take effect immediately
probably was inserted through error, and sug
gests that it would be unfair to the architects
to have the ordinance contain such a provision.
He thinks sixty days should elapse before tho
code should take effect. Objection io raised by
the Mayor to the wide discretion invested in the>
Superintendent »;f Buildings by the propcse.l
new codo, and to th>? clause restricting the
height of concrete buildings to ci r ;hty-flve feet.
The Mayor said that no dr.ta are furnishci
showing the stress capacity of cinder concrete,
nor are there data showing to what extent coal
In cinders could be used without detracting from
the fireproof qualities of cinder concrete, and he
said he wi!l have Chief En^ineT Lewis of thi
Board of Estimate and Apportionment conduct
practical tests in the presence of competent wit
nesses to bring out this information.
As it will require a two-thirds vote to pass
tho ordinance over the Mayor's veto, and as
the Tamrr.anv men mustered only 40 out of Ii
votes, it goes without saying that the propose.!
code |a shelved and that important modtScatioaa
will have t» be made before it will become ■
binding ordinance.
The dnder concrete interests have won a de
cided victory in that they have- preventsd th-?
Murphy Interests in the Board of Aldermea
from passing an ordinance framed in a manner
to give the latter distinct advantage B th*
building industry. The Mayor's veto memoran
dum addressed to the Doard of Aldermen is aa
I return herrwit:-. disapproved. pro?r>se<! or<M
r.anc- No. Z2~i. known a? th-^ r.-w C'li'.din^ «_od-».
I", pursuance of Section M ot the Charter, I specify
my reasons for this disapproval *^* follows:
First— Section I^4 vf t!;e proposed coae reari3 a3
-Tbe'proTistona of tnls code shall take effect un-
I r\rA th-.a ir ha? b-en an almost invariable cus
tom In passing codes »r orfiSßanees of great urs-
Dortance to tee communitj to nave their tak-s
effect not r.irli-r tJ:a:i :-.t l^ast sixty 'lays after ap
proval by the M.-.yr. I was informed at tn- puM:c
bearings by on.- of the members »1 the Code coyn
ml3ston ti'Mt this provision nwsl have been ln
■erted through error, for which he was not re
*I It n is only fair to th<« architects an.l b.-.iUers of
this city before a new bafldlng cod-? 'akes erret.
to hr<v." ;i oertnii period <>: f.me m wbtda to re
■djusl th*-ir pUn». ppecitieations ar.«l contracts to
<xih t::e new conditions, .
T'^e i.re«.-nt cod*. pMßed in 1 4 ». contained aa
Ss?siy J-rs arter
period for architect*
and boOdera t.> examine the provl»?"r.s i of Me new
co,le and comply with its terms wUfcoat serious
v"o v" hid b^n rry original Intention t.> use fh-J
puver* vested in me :>y Section 4> of the enarter.
W "}; h c^' ! :Jo^ira^ or^^ition shall embrace
rr.i r^ th:'n -nr .!!-:in.-t subject, th" Mayor may
approve the provisions relaiins to jine or raor>
subjects and disapprove toe others..
With Ibis purpose ir. mind. I hel.l public hearings
and caned tot objections to the pn-po-e. code.
nH-tloh lv section, thereby f->cu.sin< cnti.-ism or*
•Mistin.it sul»j-oxs." I fov.r.d that rr.any of the pro
vislonsof the new c-«le were not chai!ensed at all.
or Ibe crltkrlsaMi were so nafanportant as not
seriously to Interfere with Its approval.
' A< I haw slated above, when I saw that th»
code was to take effccl tmme.l:=r-iy. and th:« taere
would 1^ no opportmrttj t-r yu to am?ad n
dlrldnal sections serioastv objected to. Icn
sildered it my d:i?y t" return the entire code «hs
approWd anil point on! the provisions which ap
peared to require further experiment sr.d considerm
* The proposed ci>-le. which is before me in tha
f.,rm of an or.li:: ir—. was r^orte.! J,,- the corn
m!ttee by n vote of « to :.. an.', passed !->y >»v.
honorable flor.r.l l>v :. vote -( I) t<> SS. This certainly
•hows a dh-crslty cl cptoton in your hor.oribl*
Board on :r.:;'or:;!n: potots, wbich tr.e puolla Hear
ings beld'by me accentnated.
Seionrt— S«nb4hrWon 9 of Section 8 of the pri
nn«ed coda provides for a large discretion u> be
exrr.-icr.i by th* SupTrmtendentol BoMiasa i««wj
compHnnce witn the terms of the .-.>.>.. , s rUim*Hl
t,, be hrprictteabl*. Both the DcanTorFh^lCn
derwrtterl « iMs .ity and the.^ Tf*.<SS2
of Ameriran Archltcets opposed this wUa .1
tion it wti u-ku .i thai UM «=ur,-rint-n.!.«nt *hou!.l
only l» permlned w ct»as« the terms of the corta
wf-en theni fcCwaKy wer« hnpracticablo ,'i;hcuiti-*
in distnartton iruiu ,-l:ii!i-e.l .lira-;ir.t:es.
Air Lit I-.r.-10. repr*9«ntlnc the ar.nitects. in
rfsted hat n v.Vv -. i.lo .ii.-rotior. must he ye«e.J
m ih- su.Uint.n.:.T.t. to* ttal ti-.e PublioaMon of
,11 devtatlniu !rota Ihe rode wenid be a • sufHci.-nt
h.ok ■- be sißpcrlntenaenl sad wo.il. prevent
him , fn.ri Krantini fevors whlca he fhonld reftgfc
Thi- \--T\u- r>.-x: MCt»n ptovites for an appeal
fr.'-n .c .!...-i.<i..ii of th* superintend^ rejecttea
r. r ,i".- : ! Dfana :■• an appeOats boarO. whose de
f-H o, finl Voi: wU! have noticed that thia
; ,v t fc! °n^«lven to cases wh#re ar. applivatlcn
te rejected by the sMpertatendeiil but me baud
of bas t..» authority 10 revk-w the dedftaM
of the »apcrtnteodcnt v.hen lie decides in favor of
*- M^r^l sueiw't to your honorable board that a
ri"Vt of .>Weat Crom h 'l>-«isU>n by the superinten
dent 'n ravoc >t an applicant, srsr.t^l to an Inter
rated'cittxen o* f«.r example; to the Hoard of Flr«
Underwriters- of the City «>f New York, would ir.eet
1 Voarfi^-SoMlvbion I> of Section 17 of the r-re
nosed code Ilai'ts tlie heisht of reinforced eon*
Crete boUdlng* to S."> f.^et. I understand tha: the
r.'-<r.i ot Fire I'nderirrlters at first cosstdcred 83
feel i sat* liif.it. »n:t lator decided that 100 feet
woafci be a reasonable limitation.
l*rcfeysor Itf.rr. ..prearln^ a* V^e chairman c.f a>
committee anj ;is .« of tha American So
rlety ol Civil EB3ctne«ra. argued before me that
there sboald be no Dmttation wh^tsoerer on rj-
Inforced concrete construction. cn<l pointed out
the f;irt that there were several baOdxßgs ia thla
city nsnch liictier than Irtt) f-«t which had proved
most successful. nonrttbstajMltns severe strains.
sui-li us the reclproestms scttoa of printins
Mi I f'.srth^r tftisirest to yotir ht>noraW<? .^r>^-1
thit you nt^in take up tht- limitation as to heis-ht
of r»-infurc« - «l concrete iii;i!<lin£:s. nrul consl<!er the
arguments tf the Hoard of Fire Underwriters ar.J
Profeasoi Hun?
Kifth— f>blf<-tions were maJe to Soction 103. on
!>elialf i>f the o-:tlyinii bv)rt>tit:hs. In that the section
required a l> i '-.<n brick wall Instead of the 8-incti
wnli called (•"■ by the present eorte. It was
clatroed by Cwmwmaa Waldo that the increased
tht.-knes? "of th- wall la the Uorotieh of rtrooklvn
wouM amount to from JTOO to Jl.t>Ot> for c ic!x
1 have b«-or. Informed that your honorable ftoanj
has already expressed itself ia favor of this oo
iectlon. «-»nd no further comment would appear to
be suth-si-ci?ons US and 117 cf the code contain
th» provisions in recar.l to hollow tile, cinder con
crete and i>ther tirtpnioting material.
If the objections which were offered to the UN
of cinder concrete are valid, it may be questioned
wht-thr- tlie use of this material should be r«T
mitte.l 'at all. If. on the other hand, the claims
pot forward by tho advocates of this material am
well foumlr'l. Sections 116 ami 11. of the '• ' '■ "'" '**. '
code may rJnce unwarrantable restrictions upon it 3
use an.l unnecessarily Increase Its cost. The ■*•
of .-in,'- nmrrcte has ilevrlopetl stnee th* enact
ment of the present .-..!•■. but there seena ampra
evidence thnt it hns been used with very satis
factory result!" In this city, when a buudms na*
bef-n erected by skiHrd workman under careful an>l
intelligent supervision. Whether or not it .*howlJ
be freely admitted on a parity with ether methods
of construction U a qijostioa that can only bo
<lrci«t".l after more extensive experiments con
ductf«l under Impartial supervision. .
It «!eveioned nt th» henrinK? before me that iw
rtrers tables of this form of construction exisr
except those prepared by interested parties, end
that no experiments have been made at a.l^tJ
determine the ptrcentage of, unburne d coal that
can be safely allowed in cinder concrete when u». J
VSvrS : 2&"Mr L4wt^ „,, .
Board of EatimaU aad Apportionment » saa^»»

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