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V»«» LXIX N*' 28,069. T - <l " r •" "^"Xi."'" - "»-= NEW-YORK, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14 1!»io. -FOURTEEN PAGES. ** PRICE ONE CENT '■ "" ?oS^E E "??o r •&£*"•**"
Parents of founded Boy Hint
at rendciia-Madman,
Say PoUrc.
, «t- the. acent of some strange
A^JS *ot two little
W **? Tr'th streLu yesterday after
*£ a Z cEX dle^ere he fell; the
"S ra7to his home, terribly wounded
het TT h c murderer is .till at large though
JZ line, were thrown around the park
ZZce, and fifty men kept up a search
L afternoon and all night through the
* about the spot, along the rocky
j£ c^the river and through ail the
sg^iP^ on the same floor
<f J an part-ent house at No. 434 West
iwth street, across the park from the
place of the murder. Robert Lomas
tho was killed, was six years old. and
Arthur Shibley. his playmate, is seven.
They left their home early in the after-
krosn to go coasting together in the park,
it was after 2 o'clock when Arthur
tumbled up the stairs, screaming with
pain.' and threw himself into his mother's
lap .
"The man shot me! The man shot
me'" he cried.
It was only when his mother raised
him in her arms that she saw there was
blood on his blouse and over his heart a
hole, burned with the flame of the pistol.
In his agony the child could say noth
ing more. The mother called a physi
cian. Dr. John Williams, of No. 454
West 154 th street, who called an ambu
lance from the Washington Heights
Hospital and telephoned to Police Head
quarters. It was only when the de
tectives had come that the boy told what
had happened.
A man had come up to him when he
v :d Jhbl started to climb the slide and
had put a revolver to his body and shot
him. H<> ran home ac fast as he could.
U h?d not spoken. He could not
leO much about what kind of a man it
He had a soft hat— "a regular
Qserboy ha." the little fellow called it—
and a brown ovtrcoat. rather short. He
had a Mark beard.
Tlwn he shot another boy, too." Ar
thur said, when they had talked with
rim for two or three minutes.
Till then it had not been suspected that
Hubert Lonu had been killed.
Detective Hutchison, of the West 152 d
rtreet station.* ran from the house and
«tputon*'a hunt in the park. Near the
> i/ZZPfes steps.-* which -""lead *Uowß^th«'
* "rocTiy'tifiitl 'between Edgecombe avenue
■?nd th* Speedway he camp upon a group
at boys coasting. One of them, John
Sr-idel. who lives next-door to Arthur
and Robert, told him he had heard three
pistol shots in the woods near by and
then a cry.
He had listened then, and heard some
fro say "'S-sh! S-sh!' There was no
other sound. Then he ran away. The
detective took the hoy and had him
roint out the place. Just inside the
mods hr found a. short slope where the
■OS) had worn hard and smooth from
the sled runners. At the bottom of the
elide Robert boosts lay. with his face
en one arm. holding the rope of his sled
ir. his hand.
H<~ was Ft ill warm and limp when the
' trvc Hftod him. Where the body
1 cd lain there was one round, red spot
the blood had run from the wound
f-.nd meit^d a hole- in the snow under-
The child had been shot through the
heart. The clothing about the wound
v.as burned, as the other boy's had been.
The ambulance which had just taken
-Arthur Shibley to the hospital came back
to carry his playmate's body to the po
<:- r station.
The surgeons put the wounded lad on
the operating table at once and began
■'• follow the course of the bullet. It
)ad gone through the stomach, pierced
the diaphragm and the tip of the lung
tad had come out through the back.
Th*-n it was caught in the fabric of his
clothes, and was found later in his
Hocking. The boy was under ether until
7 o'clock, and when he recovered con
■rtiMsmss the physicians had little hope
'' Baying his life. Later they said he
hco better than a fighting chance.
Meantime police officers from different
Parts of the city had surrounded the
};&rk where the murderer was supposed
to be still in hiding. Details were sta
tioned at the Washington Bridge and
High Bridge, along the Speedway and
E^g^comb* 1 avenue and at the uptown
robw-ay stations. Then fifty men or
"ore began beating through the ragged
*oods which hang along the cliffs from
n**r the Polo Grounds to Washington
It was a man hunt such as seemed
■onj likely to be run over the Tennessee
Mountains than in a park in Manhattan.
Along Edgecombe avenue at the top of
1! * cliffs a curious crowd looked on at
ltj groups of armed men, who made
■heh* way from thicket to thicket, ready
J or a surprise. Just across the avenue
*&« children out from school coasted
<sown the little slopes till dark and for
*'■ hour afterward, now and then ask
■»J curious questions of the men who
tarn *-. by.
The murderer was not found in the
** r *- Lawrence Casey, of No. 2502
Eighth avenue, foreman of the laborers
C 'H the Speedway, had seen a man who
answered the wounded boy's description
talking in »hr park at '1 o'clock. He was
■tabby, rather slender than otherwise,
about 5 f**-t 7 jj n ,h<>B tall, had a black
a M and snore a black felt hat and a
»hort overcoat of light brown or tan.
J °fan BealeyC of No. 41 West 165 th
let. a boy of sixteen, saw such a man
M the park not long before 3 o'clock.
The boy was going down the cliffs to a
gating pond when he saw the man pass
«orth along a path at the top of the
£»ZTs noar l«S7th street. A few minutes
e r he saw him coming back. Some-
<«!ltli>uf«i on IHOld l,; iK ».
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May Be a Scarcity on Feb
ruary i ',.
Worcester. Mass., Jan. 13.— The almost
complete destruction by fire early this
morning of the Whitney Valentine Com
pany's plant, the largest of the kind in
the United States, means an almost
valentineless St. Valentine's Day. Ex
cept for the contents of several freight
cars, which were pulled away from the
flames, the company's great stock was
destroyed. Th<- loss is mom than $300,000.
Warren Whitney, treasurer of the com
pany, and his wife had a narrow es
cape. Three firemen and the engineer
•were overcome by smoke, but will proba
bly recover.
Premier Lttmner Introduces
Bill — Opposition Shown.
Ottawa, Ont.. Jan. 12. — Premier Laur
ier introduced the naval defence bill in
the House to-day. The bill provides for
the enrolment of a force along the
lines of the state militia in the United
States. The Canadian navy will be sub
ject to the call of the British Admiralty.
A call, however, must be ratified by the
Dominion Parliament within fifteen days.
The proposal was warmly combated
by Mr. Borden, leader of the Opposition.
He said that in view of the German
menace Canada should gro no further
than to make a substantial grant of
money. Mr. Monk. Premier Laurier's
lieutenant from Quebec, also spoke in
opposition. He said that French-Ca
nadians would never consent to take
part in a war in the declaration of which
they had no word.
The question is bound to provoke
animated controversy and may result in
■ sharp division of political parties.
Democrats to Challenge Valid
ity of 15th Amendment.
[By TelPßraph to Thr Tribune. |
Baltimore, Jan. 12. — That the new dis
franchising amendment to be submitted
tn the people by the present Democratic
Legislature will be bolder and franker
than either of the two which preceded
it seems certain. It will have i.o "grand
father" clause and no evasions, but will
directly challenge the validity of the
Fifteenth Amendment to the federal Con
stitution by refusing the right of suf
frage to negroes as such. The main
ground on which it will be held that the
Fifteenth Amendment is void is that it
violates the guarantee of the original
Constitution that no staU* shall be de
prived of its representation in the
United States Senate without its con
Pitishurz Gets a "Lhe" Tip
from Jacksonville.
fßy TVIPRTaph to The Tribune. 1
Pittsburg, Jan. 12. — On a tip wired by
one of their friends from Jacksonville,
Fla., this afternoon, Pittsbur> "sports"
cleaned up $fiO,<XK) on Stoneman, in the
fifth race, thereby breaking the two
quiet Pittsburg handbooks.
"Shad" Gwillam, a Pittsburg gambler
■who has been playing in Jacksonville,
wired all his ' Pittsburg bosom friends
this morning to play Stoneman at what
ever price offered. The Pittsburg hand
book makers offered 8 to 1, which was
taken to such an extent thatjlvhen the
fifth race was over the "bookies" owed
American Girl Weds Fellow Art Stu
dent at Parents' Home.
IBy Trlfgrraph to Th<» Tribune. J
Kalamazoo. Mich.. Jan. 12.— The marriage
of Lucene Goodenow, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George I. Ooodenow. of this city, and
Kyohel Inukai, of Chicago, a Japanese who
liap attracted some attention as an artist,
took place at the bride's home to-night.
Miss Goodenow and Mr. Inukai were stu
o.-nt.« in the Art Institute of Chicago, from
which they were both graduated. A num
ber of pictures from his brush have re
ceived favorable criticism. Miss fioidenow
has herself contributed illustrated short
stories to the magazines.
< "ons-iderable objection was made to the
engagement of Miss Goodenow to a Jap
anese by her parents until, after careful in
quiry, it was learned that he was of good
family and had adopted Christianity. Mr.
and Mr.=. Inukai will make their jiome in
Makeß Amends for Slight to Naval
Pittsburgh Jan. 12.— The membership com
mittee of the I'nl versify Club has sent an
apology to Lieutenant W. H. Allen, in
rharpe of the naval recniitinp station here,
as well as one to Assistant Surgeon A. H.
Allen, also at the recruiting station, for
ti : p refusal to admit the former to club
Lieutenant Allen had been barred beeanss
the members who proposed him had not
bf-^n acquainted personally with the naval
officer as long as the club rule? required.
Surgeon Allen, who was a member, there
upon reflgned.
"Chugs" Its Way Over Tennessee and
Chattanooga, Tern , Jan. 12. — Ati air-
Phlp passed over Cliattanoog-a at a crest
altitude at 9 o'clock this m<» niug. Thou
sands paw the craft and heard the •'chug
gins;" of the engine.
To-night h dispatch from Huntsville,
Ala-, announces that the airship passed
over that city, travelling at high speed.
Elizabeth. N. J-. Jan. 12.— 1n the Union
County Court of Quarter Sessions to-day
Judge Atwater sentenced James Green, a
negro, to eighteen months in state prison.
His specific offence was stealing a cent
from a clot machine out of the waiting
room of the main station of the Jersey Cen
tral Railroad here. Green had previously
been punished for another crime of lar
ceny- '-
And drink the highest type of Ainerj. *n
w-inee 11. T. Dewey <fc Sons Co., 13b Fulton
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Allds's Jl'ishcs Not Respected
— Merritt and Phillips in
Old Places.
f T?y Trl paraph 10 Tlip Tribun». !
Albany, Jan. 12. — Taking the bit in his
teeth much as he did in naming com
mittees a year ago. Lieutenant Governor
White to-night appointed Senator Henry
Wayland Hill, of Buffalo, to be chair
man of the Finance Committee, in de
fiance of the wishes and work of Senator
Allds. While Senator Allds and Senator
Cobb, who expected to obtain that place
by virtue of his support of Mr. Allds for
majority leader, openly show their dis
appointment, the Lieutenant Governor
says nothing.
It Is said by Mr. Whites friends that
he made up his mind almost a week ago
on the general questions of seniority and
fitness, and never changed it. Never
theless, almost everybody here thought
Senator Cobb was certain of the place,
though Buffalo men worked hard to land
the place for Mr. Hill.
In the last two days the situation
reached its climax. Senators Allds and
Cobb w w ent to Syracuse yesterday to sco
the Lieutenant Governor. Buffalo was
not losing any time, for Frank S. Sid
way. Republican county chairman of
Erie, was here this morning, and spent
several hours with Mr. White and at
least one with Senator Allds. He an
nounced to-night: "Eric County merely
got her rights. Of course we're glad,
but it was coming to Senator Hill."
Senator Allds had this to say about
the appointment.
"I submitted a list of changes in Sen
ate committees as I thought they ought to
be to Governor White. He said he didn't
agree with me. Then I told him he'd
better draw up two lists, so we could go
over them and work the thing out. The
Lieutenant Governor made these ap
pointments," said Mr. Allds with a rue
ful smile, "just as he made those a year
ago." At that time there was a consid
erable difference between Mr. White and
Senator Rainea, and the former carried
the day.
"You ask me why these appointments
were made," went on Senator Allds. "I
tell you I see in it heredity, and long
years of service on the Cities Committee,
and residence in the House of Lords, and
the personal equation."
Senator Allds said emphatically that
no understanding had existed between
him and Senator Cobb about the major
ity leadership and the chairmanship of
the Finance Committee. Nevertheless.
Mr. Cobb was much disappointed. "I
guess we were overruled." he. said.
Buffalo fared well in the changes. In
stead of Senator Hill going on the Rules
Committee, as has been the custom,
Senator Davis, his Republican colleague,
fills the vacancy there. Senator Brackett
takes Mr. Hill's place as chairman of
the Codes Committee. Mr. Cobb remains
chairman of the Railroads Committee,
thereby disappointing Senator Wain
wright. who hoped for that place when
Mr. Cobh was elevated.
In connection with the appointment of
Senator Hill there was in widespread
circulation a report that Superintendent
Hotchkiss of the Insurance Department
had interfered for Erie < "ounty.
Other changes in Senate committees
were announced to fill vacancies caused
by the deaths of Senators Raines, O'Neil
and Mc( barren. Senator Allds succeeds
to Mr. Raines's place on Finance, and
Senators Heacock, of Herkimer, and
Emerson, of Warren, were added to the
committee < 'oates, of Franklin, and
Kayne, of Richmond, go on Judiciary.
On Cities, Allds succeeds Raines, and
Cullen, of Kings, takes McCarren's place.
Senator Harden, McCarren's successor
from the 7th District, takes the place of
Cronin, of Kings, on Railroads, and
Cronin succeeds to McCarren's place on
Forest, Fish and Game. Meade, of Mon
roe, is added to Codes, to fill the vacancy
due to Hill's promotion, and gives up his
place on Commerce and Navigation.
Stillwell gets McCarren's place on Codes.
< 'oates takes Heacock's place on For
est, Fish and Game, and is also assigned
to Internal Affairs and Revision. Cronin
succeeds Cullen, of Kings, on Miscella
neous Corporations, Cullen taking Mc-
Carren's place on Cities. Harden suc
ceeds to Stillwell's place on Canals,
Stillwell being promoted to Codes.
Vacancies are left on Railroads, Com
merce and Navigation and Banks, which
will be filled by the successor to Sen
ator Raines, who is to be elected on
January 25.
With more than fifty new members in
the lower house, the committee assign
ments made by Speaker Wadsworth to
night showed a great shift in places and
numerous important changes in chair
manships. Considering the standard of
work and political affiliations of the old
members, the committee list seems an
excellent one, and Speaker Wadsworth
apparently has gone out of his way in
■electing places for tho members to avoid
' stacking" regarding the important
Hughes policies. To be sure, the Judi
ciary Committee is made up of men a
majority of whom are known to be op
posed absolutely to a direct primary,
and the Electricity, Gas and Water
Committee carries a heavy majority of
men who last year were against the
state regulation of telephone and tele
graph companies. In each case this is
due to the fact that almost all the mem
bers of these committees were men hold-
Ing those places last season, who were
re-elected and reajtpoinled to their old
places as a matter of course.
Assemblyman Merritt, of St. La-Wranoe
County, naturally retains the chairman
ship of the VVayß and Means Committee,
which place gives him the majority toad
ership for the Assembly. J. S. Phillips,
of Allegatiy County, a bitter opponent
of the direct primary, was reappointed
<h;iirman of the Judiciary Committee.
Five pew chairmen were named for im
portant committees. The Cities Corn
■ 1 1. went to Mr. Whitiry, <>f ifonroe,
with Warren J. Leo as ranking member.
Mr. Glore, of Kings, was made, chalr-
< ■•miii in ii on second pnfc«>
Brough Bill Reinfroduced, but
Radically Changed.
[By T« lpgraph to Thr Tribun». 1
Albany. Jan. 12.— The bill of the Com
mittee of Fourteen for the suppression of
Raines Jaw hotels in New York was
introduced to-niKht by Senator Brough.
and Assemblyman Toombs. The meas
ure Is the same as th^ one introduced
last year, except that it does not pro
vide for Sunday opening of saloons. One
of the principal provisions limits the
number cf licenses in cities of the first
class to one in every thousand of popula
Senator Brough said that the present
ratio in Manhattan and The Bronx was
about 1 in every 490, and that in Brook
lyn the ratio was considerably lower.
He declared that the provision was not
drastic in that it did not destroy any
existing license, providing that none
could be issued except by way of re
newal until the population should have
increased to the point where tho ratio
was established.
Another provision of the bill is that
hotels in the cities of the first class must
have twenty-five rooms or more.
Young Woman's Second Mix
fortune Due to Fire.
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Baltimore, Jan. 12.— Miss Kate. Riston,
twenty- five years old, lost her voice for
the second time last night. Her mis
fortune is attributed to the excitement
caused by a fire which occurred while a
jollification was being held at her
mother's house. At the death of her
father, three months ago. Miss Rlston
sustained a nervous shock and could
ppeak only In a whisper. Her family
tried to relieve her mental distress, and
on Christmas decorated the house beau
tifully as a surprise to her. She was
overjoyed, and. to the surprise of all, she
found no difficulty in speaking after
that day.
The fire last night upset her and she
ran out of the house. On trying to speak
she found that her voice was lost again.
Father Fears Deposed Football
Player Is Demented.
Detroit. Jan. 12— It was learned here
to-day that Joy Miller, the deposed cap
tain of the University of Michigan foot
ball team, has been missing since Janu
ary 4. He left Detroit at that time os
tensibly to go to Ann Arbor to reply to
the charges that he had not been a regu
lar student at the university during the
football season and that consequently he
was not eligible to play.
Miller's father, James G. Miller. «?aid
to-day that criticism snri football In
juries had possibly unsettled the young
man's mind temporarily. Mr. Miller said
he had made every effort to find his son.
but without success.
Four Thousand Frenchmen
May Not Fish Of Banks.
St. Malo, France, Jan. 12. — Four thou
sand members of the crews of 140
Bchooners whi< h fish annually on the
Newfoundland Banks are at loggerheads
with the masters, and to-day were pre
paring to strike. The situation is an
ugly one.
Nicaraguan Revolutionists Are
Meeting at Acoyapa.
Rlueflelds. Nicaragua, Jan. 12— General
Chamorro telegraphs that a decisive battle
will be fought at Acoyapa. His message,
now made public, was sent on Monday last.
At that time three thousand provisional,
with twenty cannon and eight rapid fire
guns, had been concentrated and were
moving on the government forces in
trenched at Acoyapa.
Earlier reports that General Mona had oc
cupied Acoyapa unopposed were erroneous,
and grew out of the fact that an advance
puard of four hundred provlsionals recon
noitred In that vicinity. They did not enter
the town. The correspondents who left
for the front to-day were Informed that the
expected battle would not take piace proba
bly before a week or ten days.
The movements of the troops culminat
ing in their concentration before Acoyapa
began three weeks agn, immediately after
the battle of Recreo. General Chamorro
emerged at the town of Lamanga, while
Masts and Correo made their way to La
Libertad. j i.is manoeuvre, with that of
General Mena, accomplished the object of
ascertaining that the country afforded
hundreds of head of cattle.
Good roads lead from J>a Llhertad and
Lamangra to Acoyapa and thence to Mana
gua. It is a three days' march only from
Acoyapa to Managua.
Railroad Conductor's Trial Ordered
After Five Months in Prison.
Guadalajara, Moxi.-o, Jan. 12.— The time
having expired for tha preliminary Inves
tigation of the case against James A. Cook,
a railroad conductor, accused of complic
ity In the robbery of a freight train xinder
his charge, the third judge of the Crimi
nal Court, Francisco Z. Palafox, has or
dered the case referred to the Jurisdiction
of the Procurator of Justice.
Cook lias been In Jail since August and
during this period the government has been
pp'curlng the depositions of witnesses in
various parts of the republic and In the
I 'lilted States. Soon the cane is expected to
go to trial or to be thrown out altogether.
It is said that the investigation so far has
failed to show that Cook had any knowl
edge of the robbery.
Jackson, Mlsa.,-Jan. 12.— With three more
hall"ts taken to-day tha deadlock In th«
Senatorial caucus to name the successor of
the late Senator A J.*McLaurin was prac
tically unchanged. . Chief Justice WhltnVl.i
and Speaker Street were again talked of
as "dark horses." Ex-Governor Vardaman
lacked fourteen of the votes necessary to
elect at adjournment.
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;""' '-' a' M' Unexcelled service via
BOr-iS! Atlantic Coast Line ■ *'*
Rock Island Flurrt/ Brings
Suspension fo T:co Mem
bers of Firm.
The governing committee of the New
York Stock Exchange suspended Simeon
B. Chapin, head of the house of S. B.
("hapin & Co., yesterday, for sixty days,
and Frederick D. Countiss, the other
board member of the firm, for thirty
days. In the announcement of the sus
pensions n<> reference was made to the
offence of which the two members were
found guilty, and not ever the clause of
the constitution under which the pen
alties were imposed was specified. In
accordance with the custom of the Stock
Kxchange management for the last two
years or so, formal announcement of the
governing committee's findings and ac
lion will be made at the opening of the
exchange this morning.
It is an open secret that the disci
plinary measures taken were an outcome
of the extraordinary movement in Rock
Island common stock on the morning of
Monday, December 127, and that the firm
the two board members of which have
been suspended was tho hoi#e which re
ceived the order from one of the best
known large market operators for the
purchase of about forty thousand shares
of that stock, and distributed buying or
ders for two thousand shares each
among about twenty other houses or
The effect of the simultaneous effort
on the part of these brokers to execute
their orders for the purchase of Rock
Island common was to send the price up
about thirty points within ten minutes,
in the absence of any counterbalancing
selling orders, and when it was realized
that the first impression that an attempt
was being made to work a corner in this
stock, of which $90,000,000 is outstand
ing, could not by any possibility be cor
rect, the price shot downward as many
points as it had risen, and even more
The general market was thrown into
disorder by the erratic movement of
Rock Island common, most of the active
Issues declining several points each, and
losses were suffered also in Rock Island
common by others than the man whose
hig buying order had caused the trouble,
as their orders to buy "at the market'
on Monday morning were, in various
cases, executed many points above the
level at which they might reasonably
have expected to acquire the stock, and
many points higher than it has ruled
since the first few minutes of business
on December 27.
The governing committee, at us regu
lar meeting shortly after the occurrence,
appointed a special committee to make a
thorough inquiry into the facts. This
committee, which was composed of
Ernest Groesbeck. Francis L. Eames and
.1. T. Atterbury. submitted its report
within a short time, and since then the
governing committee has had the sub
ject under careful consideration. Strong
influences have been brought to bear
upon the governing committee, it is un
derstood, in behalf of S. B. Chapin &
Cc, their friends urging that they should
be held guiltless of any offence, as the
part taken by them was not in viola
tion of any rule of the exchange and was
a customary proceeding.
The governing- committee, however, it
was learned several days ago, felt that
it was necessary to take such action as
would deter other houses from accepting
orders similar to that of the Chapin
firm's customers, the natural result of
ihe execution of which might have been
expected to be that which was seen on
ihe morning of December 27, which
caused a great amount of public crit
icism of the methods of trading permit
ted on the Stock Exchange.
It is understood that the suspensions
ordered in the case of the members of
the Chapin firm have been decreed under
Section 8 of Article 17 of the constitu
tion, which authorizes the governing
committee, by a majority vote, to sus
pend for a period not exceeding one
year any member who may be adjudged
gti'lty of any act "detrimental to the in
terest or welfare of the exchange." Sec
tion 6 of the same article also may cover
the case, this section providing suspen
sion or expulsion as the penalty for wil
ful violation of the constitution or of
any resolution, or for "any conduct or
proceeding inconsistent with just and
equitable principles of trade."
The firm of S. B. Chapin & Co. is
composed of Simeon B. Chapin, Fred
erick D. Countiss, Tnicy L. Turner, Will
iam Ewald, Ira J. Couch and Oliver P.
Cooke. Its offices are at No. 11l Broad
way, and are those formerly occupied by
the firm of Charles Q. Gates & Co.,
which went out of business in the spring
of 1907. Prior to its occupancy of these of
fices the Chapin firm was at No. 10 Wall
street, and before that at No. 71 Broad
way. The firm has two branch offices in
Chicago, where Mr. Countiss makes his
The latter has been a member of the
New York Stock Exchange since August
13, 190 S. Mr. Chapin was elected a
member of the exchange on December
1»;. 1N97, being then a member of the
firm of Chapin * Uaylor, of Chicago, in
which Mr. Countiss was also a partner.
In the latter part of 1900 Mr chapin
disposed of his seat on the exchange, of
whl.h he was again elected a mem her
011 October W, I.MM. ihe pFMliml firm of
H. B Chapin & Co. being formed on No
vember 4 of that year. The firm also
has memberships in the chi.-ago Hoard
Of Trade and the No« York Cotton Ex
The firm gave out the following state
ment last night:
We received an order on December 27
from a customer to buy 40,000 shares of
■Rock Island common at the market at
the opening, and were expressly directed
to givo It out to twenty brokers to buy
2,000 shares each. The execution of the
orders caused trouble and confusion, but
In doing this we simply acted as directed
and our customer paid for the stock the
following day. \^-.
We were left without any discretion in
Continued on aecoad pug*.
The French aviator, who brOSM th« world's
record at L^is Angfles yesterday by flying
at a height of 4,600 feet.
Head of Vale Forestry/ School
Succeeds Pinchot — A. F.
Potter Assistant,
[From Th" Trihune Bureau. 1
Washington, Jan. I:.'.— President Taft
this afternoon appointed Henry S.
Graves, director of the Yale Forestry
School, chief Forester of the United
States, to succeed Gifford Pinchot. Mr.
Graves was assistant chief of the Bu
reau of Forestry under Mr. Pinchot from
1898 to 1!H>O. Sin^e MM he has held his
present post at Yale. He was graduated
from Yale University in 18U"J. Hi has
been trained in forestry in this country
and by study in Europe. He has had
extensive experience in Urn Western for
est?, having made the reconnoissance
forest survey of the Bla^k Hills in ISO 7.
He will begin his duties as Forester on
February 1.
President Taft also appointed as As
sistant Forester Albert F. Potter, a
native of California, -who spent most of
his life in the West until he became a
member of the forestry staff. He has
been eight or nine years in the forestry
department, his specialty having been
the grazing of t forest lands. He is well
acquainted with Western conditions and
well informed with regard to all the pol
icies and practices of the Forest Ser
The appointment of Mr. Graves is re
garded here as ample evidence of the
sincerity of the President in his de
termination that there shall be no back
ward step in the prosecution of the for
estry policy of the government. It is
also said that the acceptance of the
place of Forester by Mr. Graves proves
that the sincere friends of forestry do
not believe Mr. Pinchot has been badly
treated by this administration. It was
largely through Mr. Pini-hot's efforts
that the Yale Forestry School was estab
lished, and Mr. Graves obtained his place
there through the Forester's influence.
New Haven, Jan. 11.—T he selection of
Professor Graves, head of the Yale For
estry* School, who holds the Pinchot pro
fessorship of forestry, to be Chief For
ester in place of Mt. Pinchot did not
surprise the Yale authorities who knew
of the calling of Mr. Graves to Washing
ton. It was said at the office of the sec
retary of the university that no state
ment as to a successor to Professor
Graves would be made until after the
corporation's meeting to-morrow. It
Sf-ems likely that a temporary head of
the forestry school will be chosen, as the
students in that department are BOW. in
the midst of their laboratory and techni
cal work in preparation for taking up
field work at Milford. Perm., and else
where in the early spring. Professor
Tourney may be selected fo* the place
President Arthur T. Hadley. when told
of the appointment of Mr. Graves, said:
"I consider the appointment a most ex
cellent one. Mr. Graves has a full
knowledge of forestry, and is a clear
headed business man."
To-morrow's corporation meeting is
expected to be of exceptional interest, as
a university treasurer is to be named as
a successor to Mr M. clung, who re
signed to become United States Treas
Sugar Men Not the Only Adepts in
Weighing Tricks.
Plttsburg. Jan. 12.— Sugar men are not
the only adepts in weighing tricks. By a
little "sleight of foot" work it is charged
that Charles Chick has added a thousand
pounds to several cars of coal he had
weighed for the Pittsburg Terminal Rail
road and Coal Company.
Chick was a weigher for the company at
I>arge. Venn. At his trial here to-day it
was alleged that he had been caught sev
eral times placing his foot on the weighing
beam in such a manner as to increase the
weight and result- In fraudulent profit for
the mining company which shipped the
coal. The extent of the alleged frauds has
not yet been. brought out.
"We Will Get Them Yet," Says Sen
ator Brown.
Washington, Jan. 12.— Senator Brown, of
Nebraska, an insurgent, was a caller at the
White House to-day. On his way out he
buhl that he was wit.i the President on Ms
progressive legislative programme.
"But we are going to get these anarchists
yet," he said
"Whom do you, mean by anarchists ?'•
Senator Brown was naked.
"1 mean Aldrich and his crew." he re
la City at HM Tork,
Jrr%orr City and
■ - ■ nobeken. .
Croud Cheer* Daring French*
man Madly After Dramatic
Fligh t. at Los A ngeles.
Los Angeles, Jan. 1*. — Louis Pa /'-in.
the French aviator, broke all official and
unofficial records for altitude In a Far
man biplane to-day by flying to a height
of 4.146 feet and descending safely. H*
remained 50 minutes 4S „ seconds In
the air
Cortlandt Field Bishop announced late
to-night that the Judges of the aviation
events had calculated the height of
Paulhan's flight at 4.14« feet. The««»
figures stand officially as the record.
Paulhan's barometer showed his high
est altitude as 4,600 feet and the judges
at first figured close to 5.000 feet, but
after extensive calculations from trian
gulations made and observations taken
this was reduced to 4.14« feet. The pre
vious record was 3.600 feet.
Paulhan consumed 7 minutes and 30
seconds In making his descent from th«
perilous height.
Paulhan h the HM «f the crowd to
night. He made, his r^ urd shortly after
losing the speed record of the '-ourse to
Glenn H. i 'urtiss.
The Frenchman, using an engine that
had Just arrived from Pans had been
on the course all the afternoon. H« had
• ircled the course again and again, skid
ding and dipping and swinging corners
in that daring fashion that makes his
wife shiver with fright.
The sun was low t'-ward the s«a and
the shal.v- .j begun to gather when
Paulhan decided to g'> higher in the air
than any man In a heavier than air ma
chine had ever flown.
The wind barely stirred. Cortlandt
Field Bishop, president of the Aero Clnb
of America, stood in front of the judges*
stand, enthusiastic over the scene.
As Paulhan rose in the air ho bent low
his gray capped head and smiled as he
made a short circle over the fifty thou
sand spectators. Curtiss had previously
tried the higher currents and come
Paulhan pointed north, went up a
thousand feet, passed over the centre of
the field again, as though to take an
other last look at a human face, then
turned north and up again.
The crowd grew breathlessly intent as
the Frenchman and his machine rapidly
became a speck in the gathering twi
At a height of 1.300 feet Paulhan de
scribed a great circle to feel the cur
rents. By this time he was a mile and
a half from camp. When word spread
that he had beaten Hubert Latham's
record of I,SCO feet the vast throng be
came frantic.
Two thousand feet and still climblngi
No one would have been surprised if th^
man and his little wings had been swal
lowed up in the void. After the aviator
was as near out of sight as he could be
without disappearing Paulhan began to
descend, much to the relief of the spec
He came down easily in front of th<»
grandstand after having risen to the
plane of the mountain peaks. A=; b +
leaped from his machine, cheeks glowing
and eyes Mashing, he was grasped by
his friends and carried to the grand
stand, where he bared his head amid a
thunder of cheers.
Paulhan gave the crowd another tr^at
earlier in the afternoon. The balloon
Xew York, which had ascended from
Huntington Park, came drifting toward
Aviation Camp. In it was Mm?. Paul
han. among other guests. When th«
Frenchman caught sight of it he sprang
to his Farman machine, snapped out in
structions to his helpers and in a flash
darted off.
Rising in a wide circle to a height nf
firtO feet. Paulhan sailed a mile or more
over the adjacent fields and appr^^ch-i
close enough to the New York to hall his
Wife Then he swept back to earth,
paying his respects to Beachey and
Knabenshue. whose dirigibles he passed
in descending.
The third day of the meet was per
fect. The flags in the grandstand hunj
limp in the warm sun. The spectator*
numbered fifty thousand. The morning
passed with no movement from th* t^nta.
T >ward noon Miscarol. in ■ Bleriot mon
oplane. Mew down the far end of the
course and whetted the appetite of th«
crow .1.
Paulhan. whose name was on tfci ?>•
of the throng, had been straining to get
in the air all the morning:, and shortly
after noon he began prer*<
earnest. Hi 3 new engine «v tested to
Msf.ution. He called his mechan
icians and took his seat. Paulhan wanl
his hand gayly and the skids left the
ground. Over the bumps and rough
■ r a few yards, then a faster whirr
fr>m the machine and a lift that carried
him into the upper currents.
After his first flight Pnulhan hardly
tcave his . :ie to cool bef> |
tried another 'tight, taking Halason am
passenger. Apparently the flight v\.t» .«.■*
easy as the first, but he did not rise so
\t 1 o'clock the l>.. i -u\ the dfcrt
driven by Knabenshue and
lUachey crovvd*Ml over t! - r
(."urtiss machines were dragged to the
>t.irtmg pi i • | band pla>e,i waits
< ! the offlcia i • ■■ - and mars>
■M took their places.
Then Curtiss stepped from his tent.
and the megaphone announced that h<*
would try for the speed record of th«
course. Clad immaculately, with a golf-
Ing cap pulled over his eyes, hr- took his
seat and gave the signal. After a short
trial flight he Increased, his speed to th*
rate of forty-three and one-half miles an
hour. The time for the course, of slight
ly more than a mile and a half, was
•_• i:; :5-r. No sooner had Curtiss alighted
»nrt strolled away than Paulhan man
ager announced that the Frenchman

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