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THE TRIBUNE'S rnilDHlV POLE-DASH GAME LUUI Ul> 3 of these coupons and 10 cents will entitle the holder to the New-York Tribune's Pcle-Dash Game, dtscribcd elsewhere in to-day's paper, complett when presented ct the offices of The Tribune, No. 154 Nassau street and No. 1364 Broadway. If sent by mail 5 cents additional (15 cents altogether) will be required and coupons sent to Dept. C. New York Tribune. New York. A fascinating game for old and young. "SLEEPER" ARRESTS sMrac;u\(; c asks. More to Follozc Those <>f Tzco Boston Women. Other arrests In cont»«*cUon with the "^MsjJtMt** trur.k smugglu* of last spring may follow those made in Beston on Satur day, it was ssji ly HMJMMI for the gov ernment yertcrday. Miss Isabella Holland and Mlf« Mary S. Moore, who were taken Into custody In the Hub." were indicted ca chanr«-e MJJHMMMJsI with only one of s.x trunks at-iaed in this dtv -m March. That one came in on the blcamship Philadelphia o:. the Cth of tiua month. On March -"0 tsvr. were MJMJMJ in on tl-.e steamship New Ycrk. and on March 24 three u<-re hidden among the baesace from MM MMMB ti£x> Gothland. Mr and Mr*. Thomas F. J. Haonon snd TBomtF Murphy were Indicted In this city on May en a charge of xmugglir and It was tsald ut tht time that they »ere ac «WSM- . of havir.g had MMMMssMJ to <lo with the •"sleeper" trunk M the steamship Phil •del). Murphy Man assistant baggage n:an on tS:e ieri<-an I^ine pier and was fcaid to have been an accomplice of the Hannoi.s. Another Indictment was found agai: ■ Uolien Schwartz, who was taggag ngent on the pier. The liannons, Schwartz an<l Murphy are out under b«i! All the arrests made sr> •at have had no SJMMMOttan wltl. the Kmu«Khr<ir of the truik* on th* Pteamsh'.ps New York and Gothland, which contained goods valued at ZZ2.*»'K «old at auction for about $30.<n). Mr. and Mrs. William H- K'.lpannon and Georce C. White were indletr-d. arrested, tried anl convicted nf smupglinjr They were sen- MMMsi Ml June 17, White to two years in the federal prison at Atlanta, and Kiigannon to one year on Blackwe'l's Islijid. Mr*. Kilpannon was fined JS.w). which nhe paid with five JI.OjO bills. When White was arrested it van said that come of the poods in the five MJMjr" trunks were addressed to persons who were his customers. It was nc\ - er feaid. how ever, that he was directly connected with that case. White ami the Ki'.car.nons wers convicted cf Miiugf'.ir.g at times far ante dating the rive trui.k seizures. Acting Deputy Surveyor Norwood, one of the nieti who m^de tl.e arrests in Bostoi. discovered the *>!e<per" trunks from th« etearnship Gothland. He an<l •ir.g 1 >•■!.•! ty Sur.eyor Tiemty se zed these truf-ka un.ier the direction ot John M. Dishop. for mer I». puty Surveyor. Tlie trunk from the et«.ary.s!.ip I'hlladelpliia w»n taken from ths pirr. l-ut was *. ized before •• could be shipped out of the city. The i>d« ml grand farjr that sat last sum mer tpent Jinicii of Its time ir.vestiga'ing the ti\e trunks smuggling case. A Urge l'lfth avenue concern was made a subject at inquiry, and its secretary had a narrow «>s.cai>e from h^ing punished for contempt cf «-o»rt because the books were not r*va<3isy forthcoming. Th.ese were eulimitu-d to t1 "* frrutid Jury later, and it was said yesterday that th* present grand Jury waj- MMaMMrtMI the case. It was In connection with the btnuggimg of the five trunks that Collector lx>eb re ceived an offer of $;60.000 a» a settlement to avoid jiroxeeutlon. This off«r msm »>ai'l to have come lndiivc'lv from me counsel for dressmakers *m<l their customers. It was nut acctpted. Tne Collector taid that he was not able to Identify the man who rr.fc'ir the offer nor the counsel whom he represented. STANDARD TESTS FOR DOCTORS Federal Civil Service Board Makes Im portant Change. Washington, Nov. r&— ndard examlns tion* for ell positions of pbjrstclaa Hi the o!iifyl!le<J service have been *-*in b'.ished by •lie Civil Servire <'ommisslon. in place of the d:fTfrent standards M uj> t>y the varl oufc departments. The chatige is important in that H will enaMe «n applicant, by piiss lng on* examination, to bt-rome eligible for vi pointment in any branch in vhirh pfay« birians are employed. The depart u re is in line with the policy «•? ilie rommimion of providing Mandard exsmina'ior.!> for all pofitions for uiuch the dutien are the same. Ac in the case of phj-sicltns. the <omniirsion has founl thbt thr vfcrious executive slrpartn h«\e had different ideas as la what woull 1* ii^'propriate imts of fitnets for a given jiin.-e. wuh tbe result »hat an exatxttaatSoa for one branch of the wrv.ee rr.lpht l»e of a different <-hura< ter from that jdven for a umilar jH*Mlon in MOM other l,ran« h. Al ready Mai.daM examination* have be«-u «*MaMi?hfd for wutthrnen. *k::!e<1 lal>ort-r». N.i MMMJM* aril elevai i i cM;du< tor* DROWNED IN LITTLE HELL GATE. William Itawher, twenty y«ars old. of No. Ziii llrnt l!i>ih Etreet. The Urorx, was rtrow-iied yeMcrday arieniom In Little Hell iiule. *l the f<jot of liart USth »tre<t. lii»i>c!.«T i- j.-i i.is fatl.er, Jacob. Man In a tjco/'tit lautKli when the power gave out. Tht hwift current rendered t!ie bijet u:ujiai» fgta'.le, and young Raschor b!j,'!ia;!p<l to ■nothfT motor tmst, owned by Otto Weis n«-r, of Arti ria, !»:.« Inland, to come to tlnir . : iH.it. . \\ c..-'.. . threw a r«»jir «o younjj Ra-chtjr, »li«i caught it end was drawn «>verlK.ard. 1-fTorts lij flr.d hi» bo.jy ■weie In win. W Caring Because it ha« been said that pear's H p] are benefited by being worn, it is not a Exs * warrant for wearing a pearl necklatr Si Ail Nl^ht about the throat allday and allmght as |&£ some people do at present. It is true H that pearls may be injured by be;n r » iff locked in a safe for years without ever EX being worn at all. but the advice "Wear nj your pearls" does nut mean wear them §S continuously. The ordinary use ol a 38 pearl necklace for all occasions when 2g 1 earls are appropriate will not harm 2fj them, but ceaseless contact wit!, the ra skin night and day will result in injury vn to the pearl*. « Marcus At Co. will be glad to give ad- jrl vice upen the proper care and preser- 19 vation ol pc g Marcus & Co. 5 Jewtlers <-. r d ( o dimithi, B Sfh Avenue and 4 ">th Street, New York S TUUMIO.U; \\ AH INDEPENDENTS JOI\. Large New York Company E rtend* to Other States. Harrisburg. Perm., Nov » — Announce meat was made here I >-day that the Amer ican Union Telephone Company, which con trols practically all of the Independent tele phone business in the state out»lde of Phil adelphia and the territory of t:.e Pittsburg and Allegheny Company, tt Pittsburp. had bee:; ,K;rchased by the new Continental Telephone and Telegraph Company, of New York. The tran-jrtion, which was completed ■Bjgajpflai la New York. I* said to give the new company immediate control, and wi'.l enable it to unite the American Union ter ritory to that of the company in Delaware. Maryland. New York. West Virginia, Vir ginia and New Jersey, where the company acquired the inttrstate Company recently. T! c American Union was formed several jears ago to take over the business of va rious ylvania independent lines and has an authorized capital of ajajMMi Of this cum sMHJiHI has been jssued-s2,»oi).t>'o vi preferred and $2»>.«>M of common stock. The bonds outstanding amount to J11.000.00j. The Continental Telephone and Telegraph Company is the $50,000,000 company which wmk incorporated about two months ago Dy PhilMn. Beekman & Menken, attorneys. < f this city, under the laws of New Jersey. It i* understood that the organization contem plates spending $20,000,000 tn the next tw >>ars in conMructlng a comprehensive tyf tem of long di^tunce telephone and tele praph lln»B teaching from the Atlantic Coast MJ the Rocky Mountains. The Couti er.Ta! MMMJMMjr has established headquarters at No. \\Z Broadway. Two months ago the Continental company took over for cash the property of the In drp<-nd-.-nt Union Telephone and Telegraph Company. The latter company operated ir territory reaching from New-burg, on the tast and south, to Erie. Perm . on the west. The Continental company, however, ure at present putting the property in shape (S hand!.- rwntsatnlsl telegraph as well as telephone business. I'i.e company iji alfo building aMM «nd west ut of 15uffa!<- heavy copper lines f^r UsTMMJ business. XO TEST EXPENSES. Assistant Controller Disallows Captain Young's Claim. tKrom The Trtl-une BMNBSJ ] Washington. Nov. 2?. — Claims Mmj filed • by tha ar«ny and navy onVens for mileage or travelling expenses Incident to the phy 'leal texts instituted under the RooseveH adMnnlKtru u..u will not be allowed. The Assistant Controller of the Treasury |sj declined to allow r< l!iibursem«-nt, ou the ground that the travel necessarily per- IMJMM is not such as is contemplated by the law* Koverning the payment of mileage. The case on wlilch h- was called to ren der a •MMMfJ was that of Captain LaasMJ Yf-unp, U. | N.. on duty at the Mare Inl and Navy Yard. Captain Young decided to tak-- Ms test on horseback, and, failing to receive any SMSMtasMS from the govern ment, he procured his own mounts, pall hotel and livery bills and submitted a claim for the full amount. Captain Youns said that he took the test under an t)plt-r issued t-v t:.. Navy I>ej*rtm. nt. In the usual form. a, id tlint It was necessary fo him to rxrtorm the travel d*-M<n*ted. He MJMJDltted t!mt to deprive him of the mlle itge would, in effect, MKSMjWi that lie wus r.ot MSOMJ ir. line of d,.t>. und, had a eeri ous accident occurred, he would have b*-eti deprived of the '••nef.i.M provided for In the iKii.sion a;;.i r. tir«-ment laws. The Assistant <Vi:itrolier hoi. that an HMM Is e:.':ti.rl to mileage when he trav els between given points utidr official or dt rs. and that the order dir«<ting ■MMM . t< take the annual teets was not such aa order as permitted the payment of mileage for the travel thus performed. He phow* t 1 at an offi'-er rould ride out Int the coun try from his I'io-i and return at night, continuing *uch MWMWMMSHta until 1.- hu.l completed the te»t, or he might have founl a racetrack in the vicinity of his utati^n and e-tild have made the r: 1. . going around and around again. In the latter ,-.,,. "he would not have !>een going to or bMHJIMJ «i any place, end t!.e only business In whic lie was engaged was nuking the test." SEAMEN TO ORGANIZE UNION. % __^ Ready to Call International Strike Should Demands Be Refused. Ati Internationa; convention of ■earner) ia.-tliiß |ea day.- \M. b<pln to-day in this city to take measures for forming an inter national Manrcn'a union hi. •:> wiii take in the crews of the steamship* of the Ameil can ■ nd European p«>rts. J. llaveSock Wilson, laixir member of the Knplifrh Parliament, who has b— sj or ganizing seatnen in American i' ! t.- New York betas hlf peneral beadquartera, is the originator of this movement. A d«-man,l f<> • « uniform MMBi MJaIS will be made in thU • oi.nu an.l in Kuropv In the month of July, which will be owed t>> an international strike should II J>e re- NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1900. NEW FOE OF COOK a DENUNCIATION BY MU. WELLMAS. Comments of Explorer Who Attempted to Keaeh Poll M Bidloon. Washington. Nov. ».— Waller Wellman. who made two unsuccessful starts In a balloon from Spttxbergen for the North Pole, and who abandoned t\\e plans on the announcement of the claim* of I>r. Fred erick A. Oook and Commander Robert E. P*ary, to-night issued a long statement, in whk h he analyzes the narratives if the two explorers, saying that of Peary is "previse, workmanlike, consistent, credible in every particular." and denouncing that tt Dr OMsl a? ■ self-evident and even de liberate :mi>osture. "Cook's *tory Is suspicious both In what it does tell and what H does not tell." Mr. Wellman declares "He is generally vague and indeinlte. but like most men of his rla*s. altogether too precise at the wronj place. Nowhere does his btory ring true. It Is always an approximation of reality Itself. This is true of nls figure*, his de- M-r.ptions— "Those o.' us who have had a «share in Arctic w irk," says WeDman, In concluding hi* analysis, "and have felt anxiety that no blot of fraud should stain tsM proud record of effort and sacrillce, had at flrst hoped that Dr. Cook would be able MJ demonstrate his good faith. This has dls *olved in analysis of iiU own stoiy. A second hope— that he was the victim of some hallucination or mental illness and himself believed he had been to the pole, though, of course, he has not— vanishes In the light of earlier and subsequent events. There remains, though one says it with keenest regret, only the wretched alterna tive that the Journey which he did make and the report which he gave of tt were deliberately planned from the outset." The gift of Mr. Wellmans finding in that, with his moagre party and equipment. Dr. Cook could not possibly have accomplished the feat for which he claims credit, that his astronomical data are too minutely pre cise to have been made under the condi tions in the field and that the explorer's danh for the lecture platform and his ac ceptance of "crow:is of flowers placed upon his head by Innocent women and children" before submitting his neld records to scien tific examination ail conspire to his dis credit. THE BASI3 OF THE ATTACK. Mr. Wellman flrst attacks Cook's story of his Journey. He points out that arctl: ►ledglng i.- not a new venture or an experi inrnt, but has been reduced almost to a scl < I' 1 c. He proceeds to the proposition that almost the nrs>t thing to be done in advanc ing over the Ice fields is the reduction to tlie minimum of the food and fuel to MJ '•■'- ried, an.] that the second t» the organiza tion of supporting parties which can Ml s-rnt back from the dwindling main body, until the few who are hardiest enter on the final struKgle to the goal. The longer the route, he sets forth, necessarily the greater weisht of food and fuel, and in con- M-quenee a nuch slower pace. Babing his argument mainly on tliese principles, Mr. Wellman takes up a eMJ» parlKon of the supposed achievements of Peary and Cook. He quotes from the rec ords to show that the former took his ship to within 460 MJMMJ of the role, advancing supplies and his party forty-seven miles dos. r during the autumn and spring. Cook, he points out, started fr«.iu Annotok, T'»J MMajm|slstaa] miles from the pole, and went ll<) Biographical miles westward before turning northward, according to his own story. Peary. Wellman continues, mapped out r.is plans can fully for the advance, and started with tifty or sixty men. 14' doss .ir.d twenty-one sledges. He divided hU party so that he had four supporting par ties who ke;.t opori the back trail, and MJ WavinK the main body lightened tlie loa!» that men and di»gs were comp»*ll«-d to draw. >r. Cook had no supporting party, says Wellman. except for the first three days. His party consisted of three men, twenty six dngs and two sledges. "That which he claims to have done," declares Mr. Wellman, referring to CooVc. "with his «-'iuipri. at and organization, was j hystcally Impossible. It is beyond human power." Later In his statement he adds: "The, laws of physics and niechunlc.il forces c«in no more be detied and Ignored in the Arctic rrgions than elsewhere, tsave in the imagination. " Taking up In order Dr. Cook's r-c,rd of Ml trip northward. Mr. WsJtsMMI points t«» tli«> *t«lem«-nt that the Cook part> made • ixiy-rig!it miles in three day*, despite lv I wc.ither. rough ice and the neces>;ty of go ing twice over a big lead two ti:ile.> wide, and this, he adds, at a time when the sledge loads were heaviest. Cook, he Ka\»., thus fravfll-d ovt r ■ distance 27 per cert greater a» a spe*-d 40 I- I 0 i.t faster than Peary with his years of experience and Ids hu- I" rlor organization. Mr. Wellman Is especially caustic in his criticism of Dr. Cook for not turning r-ver Hie records of his trip Immediately to rome scientific body, MMaataMy wi-en his story wan MMattMMi by critics. Vliii 1 , he tays, is l!.dt f»-nsl)j;e REVISION OF THK RBConom, The records, he »>a>>. ->f ,mv Ar.tic trav i-ller n'-ed no revision, 'or, if they are lion eetly ii;><ri:ed. Ibejr cannot MJ tubject to ievl.«ion. Such records, i:e points out, are kep; in "dirty, greasy, ,-Hmy : otecooks," the Inscriptions in which have b<en ••penned with frostbitten r;iu;,-« !•/ a »veary man lylnc; in the half d.:rkn.-n* of a rein deer Hkl'i bag witi>l:» v snow hut or a tent." -1 1/et It be understood," a-. 8 Mr. Well man, "that such reccrds arc alwayi iea<«y. Tliey are complete and perfect t! « moment they are written. They «an t,e lurnei o . er to a bcientih.- . oir.mlitei in two minutes as well as In two months— ml much b< Her." Mr Wellman scoffs at "ook inmoinl cal data, especially the ob3»rva:ton wMch tlie latter »ayH lie took v.-Ulilm 1.418 feet of the (>ole. "He Is indeed a mary« t.t-v elier," cays Wollman, 'who can average tSJ mtlM a day for more than a month over sea ice. wtrh heavy »l«-iiwe-i, and a marvellous astronomical observer who can a;e his position .vtt'.im 1,400 Oct— 'our minutei" walk — and men "a -lvi :»•.•«' for the purpose of locating it more closely still . . . like the *tory of the amateur nioun 'aiii climber who erid'l a peak a'ld re turned with a report that be twimtrci lit altitude li> barometer and 'ouiid it to be S miles ■ rods 7 feet 3"» iTi-iit* ' Mr. Wellman fliitly BAJTS that xuch OBSer* vatlona could Ml in inif i tuieil anywtieie, l.y ainbody. und t.. ■upppti this: axsertion he Imli.iier. aii "olis.ervatt.in' such us might have been m.hli- at the North Pole ' on April B, 19iin, "which I made to-«',ay in W.ikhinst >n Mlt'i ■ pencil and a MiltteaJ i..ma:.J< Ant i.p.e who knows nautical j • a»tr< nomy." he add*, '-an »it ilowri In An liotok. or |!i"iikl.ui. or anywhere, with a | i.autlcal almanac by his i>fd« and construct ! lutltud.- .-ibHiTvation* it will. "Co<ik'» Ir to th«- train.-d eye and ear a ! utory of | counterfeit presentment, pre cisely Mdl a utory as one might j>e:i dur ing a leisurely joiii!ie> u!<>ng fti,< coasts uf tl.e gan.c land*, v.-in-; the IncHent* thereof to aid tlie Imngination In a de , liberate traimfer if the reene of action ■ome hundreds of miles further north." SIX CHINESE IN CANAL BOAT. Plattsburg. N V . Nov. 28-Slx <:ilnese. bidden in ti t until \,t at losded with pulp ul»<>(1, weie iuiiiKl to-nlirht at Rouse's Point. N. V.. hy Immigration »nd cu»w>m» tn-prctom. AH were arrested t»«eth«r with th« captain <*f the U>«t. Ottr lVui *<.n. who is charc-d 'vlth kiuUMK>l»ii '.hi res« Into this country. GEN. VEKAND SHOT MISTAKEN FOR BRUN, WAR MINISTER.' Parisians Feared Attempt to . Kill President or King Manuel. Paris. Nov. 2«— -An individual, believed to be lnsan<> and having an imaginary grievance against the War Department, shot and seriously wounded General Verand t"-day «>n the steps of the Hotel Continental a.s the general was enterln* th«- hotel to attend a dinner. The man «v overpowered and placed under ar rest. It waa learned that he hud mis taken General Verand for General Brun, Minister of War The attempted assassination occurred a few moments after President Falileres left the Hotel Bristol, nearby, where h* was calling on King Manuel. As four shots rang out the people and policemen in the street* first thought that it was an attempt against the life of the President of the republic or the King of Portugal. Hundr«?d» ran In the direction of the shots, and several of the officers belied General ."erand's assailant, who proved to be an Alß<-rian. He was overpowered with dimYulty, and was found to be a walking arsenal of revolvers and dag ger*. • J'-neral Verand was shot in the neck and forehead, and his condition is con sidered dangerous. King Manuel of Portugal was cheered by thousands of Parisians to-day on his "ay to mass at the Church of St. Mary Magdalen. In the afternoon the King attended the races at the Aut-»uil track with President Faliieres, and in the even ing attended a dinner at the Elysee Pal ace, cordial toasts being exchanged. ALDUUHtE KEEPS ON. Still Hopes To Be Appointed Surveyor of Port. In his efforts to land the office of Sur veyor of the Port of New York, to succeed General Clarkson. George W. Aldridge. of Rochester, has been playing a game of hide and seek with Chairman Woodruff ot the Republican State Committee for the last two days. Mr. Aldridge, who is still an active can didate for the appointment, although It is helieved that he has little chance of get ting it. was to have been one of the chief guests at a dinner given hv the Justices of the Appellate Division. 4th Department, in Rochester on Saturday night, but' he de cided that It was necessary to see ("hair man Woodruff, and came to this ei»y on Kuday night. Chairman Woodruff, it hap- I<en> .1, was in Syracuse, and telegraphed to Mr. Aldrldge that he would see him in Rochester on Saturday night, but the mes sage did not arrive in time to Intercept Mr. AMridge. Chairman Woodruff was at the dinner of the justices in Rochester while Mr AI I rldfre was' minting for him In this vV\ ' Aldrldge. who Is staying at the Republican Club here, expects to wait until Chairman Woodruffs return. Although thw state chairman has about given up hope of securing the appointment for Mr. Aldrldge, he is doing what he can t(. sf-cure it. He has been working for the appointment «lnc« the Inauguration of President Taft In March At that time It was hoped that the President would make an appointment to fill General Clarkson'. place wlthtn a short time. President Tutt finally assured thoso who were Importun ing him to supercede trt-neral Clarkaon that the latter would be allowed to complete hi* term, which expires on January 1. He promised, however, to consider the name of Mr AMrldsv. Opponents of the latter said it would t>« unwise t« appoint him because of the criti cisms that had bi-en made against his ad ministration of the canals when under Gov ernor Black he was Commissioner of Public Works. President Taft sent here and se cured a copy of the record of the Investiga tion of the administration of the canals made at the instance of Governor Black. It has been suggested that President Tuft would like to have F. J H Kriukc. Naval i fTii cr, succeed Surveyor Ctarkson. Friends of Kracke say. however, th«t he could net M) induced to accept the position. In th<> first place, he was a strong candidate fo" the position of Collector, whi<*h "nally went MJ Mr. Loeb. In the second place, h!« friends *ay, tne position of Naval Officer I«.i\s as much its that of Surveyor, and In if he I? more free to act than he would be as Surveyor, which position is subordinate to the Collector. AUTOIST SHOT WITH AIRGUIv Pursues Boy Through Central Park and Causes Arrest. Robert L. Rayner. of No. ZA Riverside Drive, was driving his automobile down Central I'ark West, past 97th utrett. yes terday afternoon, when he suddenly felt something sting him on the head, and upon l'«>kiiiK behind him beheld a party of youngsters with air rifles In their hands, laughing at him. Rayner couldn't s*e the Joke. and. turn ing the car around, he set out after the youngsters, who wire fleeing up Central Park We-t. When li- neared one of the boys he Jumped out of the car, in the hack of which hiu wife was riding with a com l'nnio:i, und tried Is) close In on him. The >oungster vaulted a wall and Rayner fol lowed him Through the park they ran until the boy ran Into the arms of Sergeant Dunn. The boy said he was Frank O'Nell. thir teen years old, of No. 743 •olumbus avenue. He denied that he had sj jt at Rayner. He was sent to the Children's Aid Society for the night. WHITRIDGE BAILS CHAUFFEUR. Latter Arrest First of Series at Same Spot in Bronx. Samuel Lewis, chauffeur for Frederick \V\ Whltrldge. receiver of tne Third Avenue Railroad, was ai rt-Mtd for speeding at 233 d Htrett und Jerome av«nue last nltcht, as he was KolM* south with Mr. Whluldice. by Motori>.|e Patrolman Zeh. In the Klngs- IrliiK' police station Mr. Whltrldg* put up lli«) |, a || for n | B chauffeur and continued on his way downtown. Harry A. Stelnhm «-r. of No. 44 West 4Hh street, h broker, was gathered In at the same -pot a few minutes luter hy Patrol man HasK«rty, charsed with »peedln>; Ttkl s:un« lat.- at thr putM bJBSJSJ oVertiHik l-'l ed C. Baker, of No. 145 Joralemon street. Hreoklyn. a few minutes after Zeh had returned to hU pout, MJM street and Jerome uvenue. Uukei wus piloting home his mother, Mrs. Katheiine Kaker. who gave No. Hi Jurulemon ktreet as security for her sons ai i>'ui , In court. AUTO DASHES ON TO SIDEWALK. Mrs. H. S. Van Ingen. of No. 20 Arnack atsln avenue. Yoiikeri). while walking In Glenwood avenue with her husband last night was knocked down by an automobile •■ontalning flve persons, which shot out of the roadway MJ to the sidewalk Mrs. Van Irgen was cut about tin- head und face, and Dr. J. H. Kouwenhoven, who attended her, tear* >itc may be Internully Injured. Guardian Trust Company of New York 170 Broadway Capita! 8 Srp'us 51.000.000 CUIUX DISSENSION PLAN TO OUST GOMEZ. Rumor of Attempt to Make Z at/as President. Havana. Nov. 22. — Not since the down fall of the administration of Pr*-.tM«rit Palma has the political atrm>«;>h»;re of Cuba bt+n more obscure an<i more laden with susj ire-tloni! of trouble than tt In at the present ttme. The rr-establfahert republic la »carc* ly nln»- months old. and already rumors have become persistent that some way Is b«- Ing sought to cause the retirement of Presl d*nt Oomei either by persuaylon or com pulsion and to place Vlce-PreaUJ>nt Zayaa at the head of the nation. When General Gomez received the post of chief magistrate at the hands of Gov. ernor Magoon the followers of Vice-Presi dent Zayan stood shoulder to -houlder with those of the President, and even the Cofi« servatlvo opposition. which had austalned the banner of tkneral Menocal throughout the campaign of the previous summer, lent him loyal support. in the determination to irHe the new administration a fair trial. That they regard the trial a.i a f;tilure ts evidenced by their manifesto issued nhortly before the reconvening of Congress. ■. whlen they announced their Intention of be. ginning an activ* campaign against the ad ministration. This resolution of the na tional committee waa confirmed at a mass meeting a few days a*'), when the admin istration was fiercely attacked by the most prominent orators of the party. The Conservative, opposition has not y<-t manifested Itself decisively In the Con gress, whlQh leads to the Impression that considerable negotiation ts going vn. either with the view of coming to terms with th«s administration or of forming a coalition with the faction of Vice-president Zayas. That such a coalition Is among the poaal bilities Is shown by the continuance of strained relations between the President and the Vlee-Presldent. As leaders of the two great divisions of th« Liberal party, they have always been rivals, and although l»r. Zayas relinquished his aspirations t« the Presidency at the beginning of the iajtt campulg'i. when It was evident that Liberal dissenrilonn would place the election at the n-ercy of the followers of Oneral Menoeal, their relations have- never been of the most cordial character. DISCORD AMONG LIBERALS. Probably the most serious condition which the President Is now facing ts that result* Ing from the continued failure of efforts o effect complete fusion between his parti san* and those of the Vice-president. Ko. about three years these negotiations have been In progress, and at least half a dosen times announcement has been matle q* their com;»l*te success. During the presidential campaign there was a truce, but with the l.ejfinnlr.g of the distribution of offices un der the new administration mutual din trust was re-establuhed. each side contend ing tenaciously for its share. At last nego tiations were advanced to the stage of ap pointing a national committee of members of both factions to agree on the details of amalgamation, and it was announced that the fuMon was complete. There, however, matters rested, and apparently nothing more was done. A few day* ago General Gomes startled the Liberal leaders by addressing: to them a letter In which he stated that, so far as he was officially concerned, he had decided to consider the fusion ms an accomplished fact, and In view of U.ls he would In th • future make appointment* to his Cabln-t without any reference to the particular fac tion of the Liberal party to which the ap pointee might have belonged. The letter was referred to a committee, with direc tions to call upon the President and en deavor to come to some understanding, but since that day nothing more has been heard of the committee. The attitude of the Presld*nt was particu larly objectionable to the Zaylstus be,causo the Important post of Secretary of State was recently made vacant by the resigna tion of Justo Garcia Velez, a prominent memtver of the faction, and It was feared that the Preuldent would seize on the op portunity to till it with one of his own nup porters. The incident has served to defer UM accomplishment of actual fusion, anil ehould it result in breaking off eyUttng ne gotiations it is not Improbable that the ad ministration will have two opposing parties to deul with, instead of one. FORMING A NEGRO PARTY. Another disquieting feature of the situa tion U the renewal of agitation for the for mation of a ne?ro party. Steps preliminary to organization wvra taken at a meeting of •taWMJ In the province of Orient?. For Hcme weeks past Havana has been the Mecca for local negro loaders from ail ,-ectlons >>f the Island, who have come to confer with Senator Morua L>ei<ad.>. pres lnent of the Senate and acknowledged leader of his racy. in wln>se honor a great demonstration was recently held In 11. vana. The grievance of the negroes is that they have not received the number cf offices t" which they f« el that they are entitled. Morua is known to have Presidential aspi ra'loii*. and as his term In the Senate wil! boon expire it Is more than likely that he will demand a Cabinet position, either that of retary of Stau or Secretary of Pub lic Wcrks. The budget submitted to Congress by the President on November i;. showing a total of a trifle under 130.«V0.C0(\ was an agreeable *urpri.se. and di»i»o.-- of ttie rumors that the budget would be fully SI&iOO.U'O. Gratifying as this was. It wus barely commented on In the pr «•..«, and in Ci)ii<ri->» was referred to a committee wlth ont discussion. The work i f the present PtJsjglMi "f ''ongteßK i.as ho far shown mea cre results. Probably the meet important M/sj which has pag»ed the House and now g<>*-s to the Senate is one providing for the reorganization of th« Patent Oitlee. and i-i.n- Uliliilt a section designed M) do nway with the plratliiK or foretgu trademark*, which has long been a crying abu*o in Cuba. EXPORT TRADE INCREASING. Country Is Placing Credit on Right Bid« of Ledger WaalMßflaßt N«v :» After a general falling off in the balance of trade, the lulled States Is beginning its upward elitul) again and placing th« credit M the right side o( the ledger. The lluteau uf Statistics of the l»epart ment of Commerce and LAbor to-il*> made public it» report of trade for October and the ten months en led with Ocigber. While it dUclp»«s tins f»ct that the Import* for the ten months have rl»«n front $a».535,.Tl to n.1M.3».'.*»2, and the good* void to other countries have fallen from 11.W2.TJ1.887 ( . |1..tt.1.506.t>#>. as compared with ti.e corre • ponding ten months of last ve«r U also holds out hopo in the lncr«-»»e» ahown hi the export trade for lam month, which totalled UX0.fi3i.343, or more than £S.Cou.uu) more, than the. amount shipped übr^d in Th* Import* for October of this v«-a-\»TMrv«-a \»TMr »1*7.«53.i5.<i3, while for th« correspond". Ing month U»t y«*r they «cr« UiK.OW.IIOi. Make This a REED & BARTON Christmas by selecting all your gifts of Jewelry and Silverware from Reed & Barton. \[ u j|j ri> fleet to your own good taste and be a i-omnli ment to the recipients. 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The speech from the throne will be deliv ered in the Whit* Hall of the palace, and v expected to contain some Interesting fore casts of the Imperial policy The session will be, comparatively quiet, it is relieved. although the bitterness between the various parties growing out of financial reform legislation is still intense. The Socialists are the only party satisfied with the course of events since the I bills were passed. The rfent by-el. ctMr* for the Reichstag and MM state and mu nicipal elections show that the drift off po litlcal tendencies is strongly toward the Socialists. AH the bourgeois MJJstMI shown marked weakness before their stltuencies. The deliberations in the Reichstag are * x peoted to tou..h American affairs. Various MstßH ' f the American tariff are sure to be discussed In some form, even if no treat y or tariff agret-ement is presented fcr ratlticatlon. The American exhibition in Berlin will also certainly be tl.raßhed out. In the wide range allowed i-i debates he Pan-German members are likely to critici the recent declaration ot Count yon Lern storff. the German Ambassador at Was"i ington, of the aims of Ortnan policy, which amounted to renunciation of further oo'.onial ambitions. American trade affairs wil probably also be brought up in the discussion over MM bill taxlnw potash exports below syr ■... prices, unless the American holders of con tracts with the Independent mines in ih* mean time compromise with the p«Mja]| syndicate. CATTLE STEAMER MISSING Belief That the Maria Herrera Has Foundered — A Search. San Juan. P K-. Nov S-It is nineteen days since the Herr3ra Line steamer Maria llurrera l-ft S»antia« > de Cuba with a cargo of cattle, bound for Ponre, P. R . where sh« was expected MJ arrive on No vember 11. The Bteanu»r. however, ha» not been heard from, and it is belteved that *he has foundered. Th« ITerrera Line ota cials have stsnt out the steamer Havana to search for their mU*ing ves.se! in West Indian waters. »'ill» the Cuban |MMJM> menl has Instructed t»e roast guards to explore the coast »t Santo Domingo LUMBER PRICES ADVANCED. Winnipeg. Nov. 23.— Rough lumber wu advanced $1 a thousand feet all over West ern .tnada on Saturday. The mills are calling tn salesmen, owing to a rush of orders. Export mills in British Columbia n'lM.rt a largely Increased bukiues* in the "It is a Steinyky —that says everything" The Stein way Piano is represented in 250 prin cipal cities of the world. STEINWAY 6: SONS, New York Showrooms. Steinway Mall. 107 and 109 C. 14th St. .Su>»<iv Expms Station at ww Door. 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Nov. 23. — The rersornel •* the governmen' establishment is Increas ing by MMMJ '»««• hoi:nd*. the Brand to'al of all MSMSjssI employes u.t sent btinX approxirr. . 370.053. as ag-unut 3'KU! In 1907. an increase in the two years of about i.'i«M» person or about 2>> per cnT. These and other facts are brought out in the official register, or government "B'.'ie Rook." for WO*, which will soon te Issued by the Director of the Census. Mr. I>uran'l The new publication will Stan tha: ther* w-ere 25.D17 persons tn the (federal err.plor In T—hsßtiii on July 1 last, the annual j payroll for them betns til. '>4l. ".':>. M av erage of near JM'iO each. This total will be temporarily swollen next year ot the addition of about 3.000 persons to t!» c'.er'.ctl fore* ot the Census Burea-i. .idMMJ ' nearly $5,000,000 in salarus durir.s tnj year or more of their employment. The District of Columbia leads all '»• states anj territories in the number of per ! sons working for the government. TS» District h.»s given the government M' employes. who receive an annual Mpaer satlon of $::■■• while New >ra »>•• lowa with 3.5-3 employe*, whose y-artT compensation aggregates $3.07 1.312. ArV na is credited with the smallest number— . nineteen — whose aggregate salaries I nOuM) til 125,225. .SMI The Treasury Department, with * fm I per*. • - takes the load of al! the govern ' nrnt departments in Washington n rh * number of employes, while the executiv* j •mcc ends the list with only forty ! employes.