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liberals May Have to Rchj
on the Irish Vote m
S^electioS received up to date. .
,s follow*; 163
Unionists 1 - 7
L.bersls •
ÜbpntM • 53
Nationalists ■•■■■■ *"
C.lns: Unionists. 71: L.bsrsls. 10;
b °!i e ifrni' received yesterday from
' h ! seats, of which fifty-six
iixty nftled Wednesday and twelvo
SEX, -how th. following results:
Unionists ~t
Liberals ™
Laboriies '
Nationalists 3
Gains: Unionists. 15.
Thirteen cf the Unionist gains were
• rfiu-ty seats, one in Scotland and
..in Wales. If the Unionists gain
twenty-two of the 16S remaining seats
oovernment will be dependent
.-on the votes of the Nationalists to
'lections vver, held yesterday for
«J*v.seven seats, ono in London, three
iT&Qiish provincial boroughs, twen
l,.six"in English counties, eight in
1-otUnd. three ;n; n Wales, and six in
rfand. fUporbs *jorr only twelve of
es3 wert rece./ed last night.
jB? Cabis to Thm T-!hun» ]
Uaa» I**- *— Tha Unionists are
ichittf'XE --*T. T ne government majority.
without hivmg: any reasonable hope of
,'tpi Cg it oct altogether.
. Ifcßtßjtfsiß at midnight wa* sixty
fme t j, considerably more than half th«
,#its to tie Stoee of Commons filled.
Eridestir }t *'°' jla be impossible for
tjjfla m obtain th*. 16S peats requisite for
a tfj bftweea th<? parties; yet members
ef t»» eßttwrvarv* clubs were in high
spirits ever the gains in the county di-
Tiswcs. ssi crowds of sympathizers in
the -,*« ■.«•.-* cheering hilariously.
Tlie rniocists certainly are making a
isi rsSy in the counties, especially in
tin jnnthern. midland and eastern sec
tioni. In twenty-seven division* where
tjjey •■- considerably behind the Lib
era!? four years sco. they now have a
act sajoriry of nearly 57. 00.
The Liberals hold their ground in
Tsrkrhir*. Lancashire and the northern
uilam? counties, where the aggregate
■zj-r:'!ft n ' eight divisions approach
-<--3 "■■. •>■> i« even more strenuous in.
Extend. •rc-BPre the —aj«ri?i<»> in six
, divisions barely fall below 10.000, and ar*
( *?]!".abcv» th« high water mark of 1906.
There have been forty-eeven fresh
' pcliinfs to-day, with a majority of the.
<j*darations reserved until to-morrow.
Tfa? Unionists ar* likely to win a dozen
taong them, and probably will gain over
* fcnadred all told • fore the final poll.
Sir Edward Grey has been returned by
i larze majority for Berwiek-on -Tweed
Cp.t devoting himself for a month to a
thorough canvass in the wavering dis

Herbert L- Samuel, who is Augustine
Erreffa rival for the Home Office,
dwibied h!s ma jority in the North Riding
Qerriaad division of Yorkshire hv tart-
Id canvassing. ■
"■•.oxsr.c^r Ure. the Attorney General.
*ho £'■-- David Lloyd-George, is the
o«?t cbnoxious minister to the old
Tories, was returned from Linlithgow
ihlre by an increased majority without
fc*i2? disciplined by the Scottish hecklers.
Artr. Henderson, the most influential
S»d sensible of the labor members, re
«H-e4 a big majority for Barnard Castle.
Captain Pretyman, one of the ablest
fritice of the land section of the budget.
•'•-" " doubled the Unionist majority for
Cheismford. and A. H. Lee was equally
tJecUre in Fareham.
Captain H. Bpensier Clay was more
lortunat*- than his brother-in-law. TVal
dorf Astor. at mouth. He was
Peered by a big majority for Tonbridge.
«a<i Lord Ba Carres did equally well for
tte Chortey Division of North Lanca
J^se Unionists have picked up a baker's
*° Beß of seats in the East. South Mid
*nds an<J Westmoreland without raiding
-!icce«sf.j!iy the northern industrial belt,
l tich is ■rryine; the coalition govern
°*2t to victory by a Bftfiß if reduced ma-
Vho« are rifgkt Unionist gains In
*»tes and Scotland. Irish poUttea are
** ' enlivened by squabbles between
Jiva] fartions.
The results of only twelve elections
•We announced to-night. There were
■• Mrpr
•I Henniker Heaton, th» postal reform
■■ *• h*ld anterbury for the
-cionists in tpite of the opposition of
ainHdste, and at Brent
**^« *hi- h ig on the nmtt/kitim of Lon
««r Lori Alwyne Oompton. the son of
&« Marquess of Northampton, won a.
nn ll!ianil I!iani victory for Tariff Reform.
j Tw Unionists also won a Liberal Beat
g South Huntingdonshire, and W. A. B.
funjm-coutts greai increased the
majority for Westminster.
££»* Liberals maintained their hold
»r?i, tb * fma!l hn re—he of Gmntham
'ntn t ontefract - a "*3 they again did well
■-> lUncsfchirr, Yorkshire and Scotland.
"^ * re "ow 3S-' members of Parlia
, * Rt ■*•* the Dnlontets number
'^* 162, ar^ thp cOa]ition git. The fig
dJ f ° r th#? election c in Ireland, for
••eat?* 1 y D>Jblin seata that th « Unionists
V „ 4to ■teat. indicate that the>
- wcaiitt spirit in the insh capital is
•* strong a 8 ever .
tool? 616 1* 3 etion in West Belfast, wbich
e»u> * t °" ia: •'• was ••PecWJy inter
■)■» aS th<? >:atlonall and Orange-
S*^ al!T ">st evenly balanced in that
SsS*^ The at ■as held in the
J«Li rttmeßtr ttmeßt for the Nationalists by
JTT D?vlin « vha RnpaJ in at ttie
of 13O«. On thi. occaaiou> how
»' Nal:on *ii« vote ie split in con
»« of the strong agitation in cer-
t-cntJnued oa .^<,nd p« fc
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To-d«.». mln.
To-morrow, fair and colder.
bo)' .s//or .IT PLAY.
■Lad Uses Revolver When
Snorvballcrs Throzv Stones.
A snowball fight among eight lads in
Wendover avenue, along Crotona. Park,
yesterday ended when one of them. Jo
seph Levine, sixteen years old. of No.
490 Wendover avenue, was shot in the
right thigh by a ninth lad. who had just
joined them. The newcomer, according
to the police, was Harry Blumenfleld.
fourteen years old. of No. 494 Wendover
avenue. h* was arrested and taken to
the Bronx Detective Bureau, where he
admitted the shooting, the police say.
A minute or two after the Blumenfield
boy ran out of his home and joined in
the fight he was struck with a stone. He
Immediately drew a .22-calibre revolver
from his pocket and fired four shots, then
ran away. Levine ran to a drug store
at Wendover and Third avenues, where
his wound was dressed by Dr. Gottlieb
Sternberg. of No. 541 East 13Sth street.
Thence he was taken to Lebanon Hos
pital, but the surgeons could not find the
bullet and the boy went home.
Dr. Sternberg informed the police, and
Detectives Meyer and Wagner went to
the hospital, where Levine gave them a
description of his assailant, and by ask
ing questions In the neighborhood they
learned the lad's identity. Later they
arrested him in his home, where he was
found hiding under a bed.
Wears a $1.5,000 Diamond
Collar at Satal Feast.
{ By Tfel*jtraph to The Tribune. !
Baltimore, Jan. '20.— Wearing a dia
mond collar valued at ?1.~.000. Dixie, the
pet black-and-tan dog of Arthur Wai
lenhorst. a Baltimore jeweller, perched
proudly on a high chair at. a feast given
laet evening- by his master in honor of
the dog's eleventh birthday. A number
of Mr. Wallenhorst's friends were pres
Maryland du^k and terrapin were
served, and Dixie got some of the
choicest bits. He barked his approval of
the celebration. Mr. Wallenhorst made
the jewelled collar for Dixie himself. It
contains several hundred stones, vary
ing in weight from l-l«Sth to a full carat.
Dixie only recently completed a tour of
the world with his master.
iSon of Gen. T. W. Sherman.
IjOng Mining, Sought.
Newport. R T.. Jan. 20.— A fortune is
awaiting Wilson Shannon Sherman, for
merly a member of Newport's wealthy
and exclusive summer colony, who
dropped out of sight of his relatives here
several years ago. To-day Chief of Po
lice Crow ley received a communication
from a Washington attorney asking for
news of the whereabouts of Sherman
and stating that a large sum of money
*m being held for the lost heir.
The mlesinj* man was the only h«»1r of
hi« father. General Thomas West Sher
man. T". S. A .. whose death here in IS7T*
was followed soon afterward by that of
his wife. Tha son inherited all the Sher
man estate, which was larg^. Ptnce his
departure from b««re nothing has been,
heard of him. H^ is believed to have
gone South.
With Cashier, Ex-Banker May
Leave Joliet.
Chicago. Jan. 20.— Paul O. Stensland.
formerly president of the Milwaukee
Avenue State Bank, of Chicago, and
Henry W. Hering. formerly its cashier,
convicted in connection with the wreck
ing of the bank and the disappearance
of $U3OOJOOO of its funds, were paroled
by the state Pardon Board to-day.
How long it will be before Stensland
and Hering are actually liberated from
prison will depend on Governor Deneen,
who mu=t approve the board's action be
fore it becomes final.
Stenslanri, who was captured after a
rhas* extending to Europe and Morocco.
had served three ypars, thre^ months
and twenty-four days. He was sent to
the penitentiary on an indeterminate
sentence of from one to ten years. Ho
ring was under a similar sentence.
The looting of the Milwaukee Avenue
jftate Bank involved the savings of 22.
tKN) depositors. Stensland left Chicago
on July 14. 190(5. without making his
d> stination known to his associates, and
it was no* until August 7 that the bank
was closed by the state Banking Ex
aminer. Hering also disappeared. Later
th" payi^S teller and three depositors
who had lost their savings, committed
sui< ide. Another depositor died from
■worry, and four depositors wr»re ad-
Judged insane from the same cause.
Wife Suing for Divorce Asserts Hue
band Snoozed While Rayner Spoke.
i- T'-lf^raph to Thr TribuiM
Baltimore, Jan. 20.— Mary Francis is sum,;
her hubbanri. Lutii*»r Francis, for divop-e
On dM witness stand in th* circuit Court
to-day, after asserting that her husband's
conduct was unbearable, sho declared
■■why, as wtnt to sleep right while Sen
ator Rayner was HWSMIH. I was listen
ing so stirred *itii smbualssai that r
rould scarcely keep my seat, and I turned
t« my husband exp**<-ting, of •■our^, that
h" too, was thrilled with enthusiasm at
that fine Democratic speech, ami ther*- be
was— sound asleep: '
Law May Keep the Cleveland's Passen
gers from San Francisco.
San Francisco, Jan. CO.— Th'- Hamburg-
Anierican steamship Cleveland, with *m
passengers' frol.i New York, Is due in this
port in a "few days, and customs officers
have asked Washington whether the land
ing of her passengers here would be a
violation of the coastwise navigation act.
Tbl* law prohibits, under S2OO fine each
the transportation of passengern between
norts of the United States In a foreign
. eS is«»! The Cleveland Is a for* _ vessel,
and th« question is whether her around
th« world cruise from New V«,rk to San
i> ra ncibco brings her witnin Urn application
of the law. .
Penna. i«nd Atlantic Coast Une— th* Htai.d
ird "Railway ■' thP Smith. 4 Trains Dai!
i ::, |:25, 9:2: r ""• 1211 B -
Talc of a Girl Who Wore
Man's Clothes and Flirted
with a Jealous Dame.
A rtory with a plot equalling in Its
ramifications that of a novel came to
the attention of the police last night
when Detectives McKenna and Casassa,
of Police Headquarters, arrested a
young woman at Eighth avenue and
25th street for violation of the ordi
nance that forbids a young woman to
masquerade in male attire. The ad
ventures of the principal performer occur
in places as widely separated as the
Thousand Islands and Watertown, N. V..
and Ferozopoor, India. A woman's jeal
ousy is important in the unravelling of
the threads of the plot.
Chapter I begins with the visit, about
a week ago, of a dapper young man to
the headquarters of the St. George Soci
ety, at No. ]08 Broad street. He told
K. D. Langley, who Is in charge there,
that he was a son of Lord Hamilton-
Gra> . a British army officer, wtio had
seen years of service in India, and had
recently died there. Burkes Peerage,
incidentally, does not contain a Lord
Hamilton-Gray. Aside from his grief
at the death of his father. the
young man said he was also embar
rassed financially. His annual remit
tance of $4.<V¥) would be tied up for at
least a year, until the estate was set
led, and meanwhile he was in a strange
land without funds.
Mr. Langley took him to the Hotel
Latham, in East 2Sth street, obtained a
room for him and paid a weeks rent in
advance. At the end of the week the
young man announced that he was going
to move into a furnished room house
and left the hotel. Mr. Langley losing
all trace of him.
A few days later the latter was sur
prised to receive a visit from detectives,
who asked him if he had seen a young
man who said he was the son of Lord
Hamilton-Gray. He was an impostor,
the detectives said, and they showed a
clipping from "The Watertown Stand
ard," in which an exposure of the young
man was made under the caption "The
Jlarquis Gray an Impostor."
The detectives then tried to get some
trace of the young man at the Latham,
but without success. As a last resort
they decided to run over the furnished
room area, and last night their travels
brought them to Eighth avenue and 25th
street just as a young man answering
the description furnished to them ap
peared. "Walking closer to the suspect,
McKenna too^a nearefTyiew and said to
his partner: ~ .
"Why, It's a woman!" "
"Y«"s, it is," replied the cause of the
detective' 3 ejaculation. "What of it?"
The answer was brief, and in another
moment the trio was on its way to Head
quarters. There the party greeted cor
dially by Lieutenant Funston, who lis
tened to the charge and th°n began to
take down the prisoner's pedigree. He
and the detectives were thunderstruck
when the prisoner Faid that her name
was Marion Hamilton -Gray. The clip
ping from the upstate journal was pro
duced. and shown to the prisoner.
She recognized It, she said, but added
that it was a. gross exaggeration of the
facts and was inspired by the jealousy
of a woman whom she had jilted, while
masquerading as th«> son of a peer, in
the Thousand Islands. She seemed to
enjoy the recollection of the incidents of
th" courtship, and laughed and made
eyes at the lieutenant smd the detectives
i i , such fashion that they were ready to
j.'iiiiit there might liavn been cause for
Briefly the young woman told the in
ddenta that had brought her into the
dutches of the police of New York. She
was born in Feroyopoor. East India,
r.ineteen years ago, she said. When she
was four years old her parents died, and
pincp then she had shifted for herself.
For the last ten years she had worn
male attire, because it was bo much
easier for a man to get along than for a
woman. She denied posing as a son of
LfTd Hamilton-Gray, and until the po
lice find Mr. Langley and get him to
Identify their prisoner as the person
whose room rent he paid the only charge
they have against her is for violation of
th<> ordinance prohibiting the wearing of
men's clothing by a woman.
After she had been arraigned before
Lieutenant Funston 611* was taken to
the Mercer street station, where there is
a matron, prior to her appearance in the
night court.
Detective McKenna appeared in the
night court with the Watertown news
paper clipping and ready to relate the
story told by Langley, of the St. George
Society. Magistrate Kernochan heard a
reading of the clipping and all Detective
M'-Kenna had to tell about the prisoner.
"Didn't you realize the difference be
tween a. man and h woman was reason
rnough for you not to wear moii'a
"No. your honor."
"I have sense enough not to go about
dressed hi petticoats. Common sense
.should dictate that you should dress in
the garb of women."
"I never realized until now that it was
wrong for me to dress as I have been
or< .ssing. It has been for no wrong pur
pose, your honor."
Magistrate Kernochan said the case
presented no violation of a penal statute,
and that in view of the fact that atlas
Hamilton-Gray had not ben masked or
(tainted he would impose no penalty
upon the prisoner if she would promi-e
to assume the dress of a. conventional
woman. Mise Hamilton-Gray promised
and thanked the magistrate, leaving the
<ourtroom in company with Detective
Buenos Ayrea, Jan. -The Council of
Ministers has ratitied the recommendation
ol the Naval Commission that two r>read
nouffhtl •"• built by a " American company.
These battleships will bo of 2MM tons each,
with a .-P'**" 1 of 22 Imotß, *
lv parity has <iO.it it f^moua.
Who res gred yesterday as president of th»
Republican County Committee.
Says He Achieved What He
Set Out to Do—Whittle
and Sheffield Out, Too.
The resignation of Herbert Parsons as
president of the New York County Com
mittee was received at the monthly
meeting of that body, held in the Murray
Hill Lyceum, last night. A committee
of seven, of which Otto T. Bannard is
chairman, was appointed to consider the
re?gnation. to "make such recommenda
tions as in their judgment may seem
best" and report at a special meeting to
be held on January 31.
"Colonel" Abraham Gruber. who has
never missed a chance to make trouble
for Congressman Parsons, caused some
excitement for a time by demanding that
if the committee purposed ro recommend
a successor to the retiring president it
report to the executive committee five
days before the special meeting of the
county committee. He made an impas
sioned speech, in which he said he want
ed to know whether the man to be se
lected would be a friend of the Taft
administration. S. S. Ko^nig. Secretary
of State, replied. He said it was well
known why M.r. Gruber undertook to
drag President Taft into th» discussion,
and that no man could succeed in using
that name a«> a cloak to further his op
position to Mr Parsons in the selection
of the latter's successor. Gruber was
voted down by a large majority.
The other members of the committee to
sclent a candidate for the presidency of
the county committee are District Attor
ney Whitman. Congressman William S.
Bennet. S. S. Koenig. Secretary of State:
Sheriff John S. Sh«a. Douglass Mathe-w
son. Deputy Controller, and Ezra P. Pren-
Hee, Deputy Attorney General
Among those mentioned to take up the
work laid down by President Parsons ar«>
John Henry Hammond, former leader of
the 29th District; Gherardi Davis. Julius
M Mayer, former Attorney General, and
Congressman J. Van Vechten Olcott
Th" resignation of James R. Sheffield
as treasurer and of Thomas W. Whittle
a- secretary of the county committee
were also received last night. Action on
them was postponed until the special
meeting. It is said that when Mr. Shef
field accepted the treasurership to fill the.
gap left by the nomination of Otto T.
Bannard for Mayor last fall, he did so
to assist President Parsons in the cam
paign and with the understanding that
he should be allowed to retire as soon as
Mr. Whittle's resignation is due to the
fact that as Commissioner of Public
Works under Borough President Miller
in The Bronx he will not have time to
devote to the secretaryship It is a
salaried place and requires a large part
of the time of the incumbent, as he must
be in charge of headquarters In the ab
sence of the president.
Sidney Goodacre and Herman Graf,
two clerks of much experience in the
routine of headquarters, have secured
places under the new city administra
tion, and the new president of the county
co-mmittee will have to start with an
entirely new star! of assistants.
After the brief letter of resignation
was offered last right a long letter writ
ten by President Parsons to Collin H.
Woodward, vice-president of the com
mittee, and giving his reasons for re
signing, was read and spread on the
President Parsons said he had accom
plished the four things he set out to do
when he first became president, in De
cember, 190T). and he had for some time
waited for the proper opportunity to
turn the duties over to another and give
hie time and effort tc/ other interests,
"Congressional, professional and per
sonal." The letter follows:
In sending in my resignation as presi
dent of the Republicau County Committee
1 have taken action long contemplated by
me and from time to time foretold to some
of my friends. Never had I intended to
remain at the head of the committee longer
than the- recent municipal campaign, and
T am now resigning: more than two months
aiter the date that for the best part of
a year I had set before myself. Nothing
was to be gained by spreading the news
of this intention in advance, and ao 1 con
l'.ned It to a very few.
When I ftrst became president of the
committee, in December. l'W5. there *«r»
four specific ends that I wished my ad
ministration to accomplish. One was that
the committee should be substantially loyal
to the national administration of Theodore
Roosevelt. The success of the severe pri
mary fight of September, 1906. effectively
established this.
\ Another was, that the party organization
should not be in control of lohbylnr in
terests. Thin result was effectively con
summated when those Interests were de
cisively defeated in that I!W6 primary.
Th« third was to do all I could for the
nomination and election of William 11.
Taft as President of tne United States. I
did. until Mr. T*ft requested that his
friend* here be for the nomination of
Governor lluglv^ c request that we met.
(LoniLaiied <>■ third pugg. -
All Farts in BalJin^er-Vin
chot Controversy T<> Be
Brought Out.
[From The Tribune Bureau!
Washington. Jan. 20. — The Ballinger-
Plnchot controversy will be investigat
ed by a special joint committee of Cosh
gress. composed as follows:
Senators — Knute Nelson, of Minnesota
(chairman*: Frank P. Flint, of Cali
fornia; George Sutherland, of Utah;
Elihu Root, of New York; Thomas H.
Paynter, of Kentucky, and Duncan U.
Fletcher, of Florida.
Representatives — Samuel W. McCail.
of Massachusetts; M. E. Olmsted. of
Pennsylvania: E. H. Madison, of Kan
sas; Edwin Denby, of Michigan; Ollia
James, of Kentucky, and James T.
Lloyd, of Missouri, or a substitute.
Four of the twelve members »>f
this committee — Senators Paynter ant)
Fletcher and Representatives James and
Lloyd — are Democrats. Mr. Madison is
one of the most prominent insurgents in
the House, being an opponent of Speafeor
Cannon and the House rules. Although
Mr. McCail is one of the regulars on
the Republican side, his selection is
highly satisfactory, as he is regarded as
one of the ablest and most independent
members of the House.
Representatives Olmsted and D«nby
are strong men. both of them being capa
ble lawyers. Senator Nelson was an in
surgent on the tariff bill and is an ag
gressive and fearless legislator, who
possesses the confidence of the enttre
Senate. Senators Flint and Sutherland
are lawyers of ability and well informed
on conservation work in the West.
Mr. Root, of course, is the ablest law
yer on the committee, and doubtless will
be the adviser to whom the intricate
legal questions which arise will be sub
mitted. Senators Paynter and Fletcher
are among the newer men on the Demo
cratic side. The former was a judge
w hen he was elected to the Senate, three
years ago. Mr. Fletcher is a lawyer of
w-ide experience.
The committee will begin work next
week, probably on Monday. It is pos
sible that a meeting may be held on Sat
urday to organize and outline a pro
gramme. The House members of tho
committee will meet to-morrow to for
mulate plans respecting the investiga
tion. All hearings will be open to the
public and will be held in one of the
large committee rooms In the Senate
office building.
Under the language of the resolution
authorizing tM investigation any official
or ex-official whose official conduct is in
question may appear and he h°ard by
the committee, or any sub-committee
thereof, either in person or b3* counsel.
It is reported that neither Secretary Bal
linger nor Commissioner Dennett of the
General Land Office will retain counsel
to represent him at the hearings. It is
generally understood that Mr. Plnchot
will retain counsel, and there is a rumor
that L. R. Glavis. the former special
agent whose charges against the Depart
ment of the Interior were largely respon
sible for the investigation, will have
Francis J. Heney. of San Francisco, as
his legal representative.
As soon as the committee is organized
and ready for business Secretary Bal
linger will submit a letter in which he
will discuss the entire subject compre
hensively. He will outline his course as
Commissioner of the General Land Of
fice and Secretary of the Interior, and
will explain the animus which, in his
judgment. led to the bringing of charges
against his administration of the Interior
It is the purpose of Penatnr Nelson,
who is also chairman of the Committee
on Public Lands, not to permit the in
quiry to defeat or delay neoesary legisla
tion for the protection of the public do
main. The conservation bills recom
mended by the President and Secretary
Ballinger and introduced by Mr. Nelson
will be taken up at the earliest possible
date by the Public Lands Committee
and reported to the Senate for action.
Although the committee is not required
to submit a final report before the close
of the present Congress, it is regarded as
probable that at least a partial report wili
be made near the close of the present
session. The resolution carries an ap
propriation of $23,000 to meet the ex
penses of the investigation.
Insurgents and Regulars
Pledge Support to President.
[From Th# Trlbun* Buremu.]
Washington. Jan. 20. — Both regular
and insurgent leaders gave assurances
to-day that for a time at least th^M
will be a cessation of strife and internal
bickerings in the House and that the
President's legislative programme will
be immediately and energetically con
The interstate Commerce Committr-?
will hear a number of railroad men n. Xt
Thursday, and on the following Monday
will grant hearings to the traffic asso
ciations on railroad legislation. From
then on the hearings will be continuous
until the committee is ready to report
a bill. It is said that rate legislation
will be the first of the President's im
portant recommendations to come before
the House.
The Public Lands Committee has al
ready begun consideration of the con
servation bills thus far introduced, but a
report on them is not expected for jomo
weeks. There se-ms to be little hope
for th« federal Incorporation bill, al
though It will be considered thoroughly
by tha Judiciary Committee. Postal sav
ings bank legislation will not he tak-n
up by the Committee on Postofflces and
Post Roads until the appropriation h|
is out of the way.
Harmony for the sake of the party
and for the sake of plea«in«; President
Ta.ft seems to be the watchword of both
Fifth Avenue Jewellers Give
Up Struggle.
The corporation of Chester Billings &
Son. dealers in diamonds and jewelry at
Fifth avenue and 34th street, which has
been established for seventy years, made
an assignment yesterday afternoon to
John S. Darccy, its secretary A peti
tion in bankruptcy filed against the firm
at about the same time in the United
States District Court Is reported to show
liabilities of $r»00.000 and assets between
that sum sind $1,000,000.
The firm, which is capitalized at 98801
<W>. suffered considerably in the panic of
I'.»>~. and its rating was withdrawn last
June, when the business was placed in
the hands of trustees for liquidation.
It was said then that the company had
HMti "f $I.inn.noo and liabilities of
$000,000. Puring liquidation the trus
tees agreed to an extension until Feb
ruary of this year. But the business
failed to grow to any extent, it is said,
and the proceedings yesterday were the
C. H. Payne, an attorney, filed the pe
tition in behalf of several creditor*.
Teachers' Association of France
Brings Action.
Rheims. France. Jan. 20.— first of
the suits, brought by the Public School
Teachers' Association against the bishops
who signed the episcopal letter warning
Catholic parents that the teaching in
the public schools jeopardized the relig
i<vua belief of their children came to trial
Th<» defendant. Cardinal Ludovig
Henry Luccn, Archbishop of Rheims. at
tired in his ecclesiastical garments and
wearing the scarlet b*»retta, wa» ?-es
M. Hesse, the attorney for the teach
ers' association, stated that his clients
were not animated by a spirit of ven
geance, their sole object being to defend
themselves against attacks designed to
destroy their authority and cripple the
public schools.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Sees
Controller — Finally.
"Are you looking for a job?" This
question was put to John D. Rockefeller,
jr., yesterday by one of the doormen at
the outer portal 3 of Controller Prender
gast's office.
Mr. Rockefeller, as foreman of the
grand jury investigating the so-called
"white slave" traffic, .wanted to see the
Controller regarding the expenses of
some special investigation. The door
men have received instructions to find
out exactly what every caller wants.
When Mr. Rockefeller sought to see the
Controller he was asked to give his
"la that necessary?" asked the visitor.
"It is on an important matter."
As this Is one of the ruses adopted by
those who want to get the ear of the
Controller in regard to a place the door
man came back at once with. "Are you
looking for a job?"
"Well— well, no; I don't think I am.'V
replied Mr. Rockefeller. "Please take
this card to the Controller." Then it was
the turn of the doorman to be upset.
He stammered a feeble apology, but Mr.
Rockefeller told him it was all right.
Medigal Examiner Restores Conscious
ness to Child.
fßr Telegraph to The Tribune. |
i Middletown. Conn., Jan. 30.— Dr. J. F.
Calef, the medical examiner, restored to
life yesterday a child who had been pro
nounced dead by other physicians. The
child's supposed death was sudden, and
Dr. Calef was called. There was no percep
tible heart action, and no sign of breath
ins.. A3 the cause of death was not appar
ent Dr. <"alef gave_ a hypodermic injec
tion over the heart, and started massage
and artificial respiration.
The color slowly returned to the child's
Shsshs. and at last It gave a feeble cry.
Later It was fully restored, and the parents
were overjoyed. Dr. Calef regard 3 it as a
remarkable case.
Although Only One Day Old He Saved
His Mother from Deportation.
Ellis Ouat, a husky Syrian boy. one day
old. came to the defence of hfs mother
yesterday at Ellis Tsland and saved her
from deportation. In spite of his youth,
he fooled the whole special inquiry board.
Ellis la an American citizen, having been
born on Ellis Island, which is in the sacred
precincts of federal territory By birth
he Is eligible to the Presidency of these
United States, but that is not worrying
him just now.
Mrs. Ouat came here alone. She said
her husband would arrive in thre-j months.
when he had disposed of some property in
Syria. But three months is too long for
the Immigration officials to wait, and it
was decided to deport her, but as the boy
Is an American citizen ha cannot be de
ported, nor can the mother be separated
from her aon.
Wicked Man Kidnaps Embryo Off
spring of $12,000 Hen at Wilkes-Barre.
[By Telegraph to The Trtbune )
Wilkes-Barre. Term.. Jan. »— There was
consternation to-day at the Scranton poul
try show when it was discovered that an
*•!?!? laid tills morning by the OC.Orti priz*
winning Orpington hen Lady Washington
had been stolen from the coop in which she
i> kept.
F. O. Megargee. the owner of the hen.
has offered a large reward for the return
of the egg. and the police are searching for
the tht*f. A special policeman guards the
hen. It is believed that several persona
were in the plot to steal the egg. and that
they crowded around the coop so that the
man who took It could not be seen by th«
St. Louis, Jan. 30.— Burglars broko into
the home of Eberbard Anheuser last nl«ht
and carried away diamonds and Jewelry
worth more than IS.OM. The aa*SS*BM
were not at home.
personally-conducted: special Pullman
train. Thlrty-«ta> trip tnciuding New Orleans
Mardi Gras and Grand Canyon. Leaves
u>b 3. Pennsylvania Railroad. Consult C
Studds. D. P A.. 2-53 Fitth Ay*.. New York.
la r»ty of >'*w Tark.
Jeracr City aad
Roberts, Hall Ǥ Criss Suspend
Following Repudiation
of Orders.
A third Stock Exchange house. Rob
erts. Hall & Criss, of which. Hugh F.
Criss, the specialist in Columbus asfei
Hocking Coal and Iron, Is a member, an
nounced its snap— ls a yesterday morn
ing. following the failure of Lathrop.
Haskins & Co. and J. M. Fiske & Co.
on Wednesday, when the Columbus aad
Hocking Coal and Iron pool went to
pieces and the price of the stock fell
from Ml to -•"■
Much bitterness has developed as a. re
sult of this failure» the causes of which
and of the occurrences of Wednesday
are to be searchins/ly investigated tf
the Stock Exchange authorities; and the
management of the exrhaasjß itself was
a subject of criticism justsrdsy. frost
the fact that it conducted aa inquiry intr
the pool last fall and save It a "clean
bill of health." One or two ejpniinsjs
and more sospeastoas from exchang*
memberships are expected to result from
the present inquiry.
Th* suspension of Roberts. Hall *
Criss was directly due to the coathmeel
refusal of the various houses which had
acted with Lathrop. Hasklns A Co. in thm
past in the pool operations !n the stock
to acknowledge responsibility for the
purchases made on "Wednesday by Mr.
Criss, acting under the Instructions of
Henry S. Haskins. of Lathrop. Haskna
& Co.. in the execution of supporttas or
ders, which were apportioned amonsj
these houses pro rata according; to tha>
amount of their respective participatieaa
in the pool.
This repudiation left Mr. Crisa. wha>
had acted as a "J2 broker." In the posi
tion of being himself the buyer of tho
stock In dispute, said to amount to some
thing less than 15,000 shares, which he
purchased at from B§'-i to around 7t.
since recourse could not be had by him
to Lathrop, Haakins A Co.. who had
failed. Under that burden his firm neces
sarily made its assignment.
Mr. Criss said yesterday afternoon, m
speaking of the action of the house 3
which had declined to recognize liability
for the purchases made by him. for their
account, as he had supp -
I took tha orders in good faith and es)s
cuted them in the regular way for peop!»
presumed to b© responsible, bat they re
pudhtted all : except th» • written order*,
thereby saddling their losses upon us. I'
they are allowed to weleb. on their iwiei i
T do not ttnow where w«>> will come out.
but I should estimate the amosnt eX-OT^
liabilities at $3.000.00 a If they ar» mae>
tD *ertle we win be able to pay- our ere<iV
tors dollar for dollar. Tt loo'o as if th«
members of the pool were trying to mi*k<»
m^ the go±U and it is up to the joTernirs?
committee of th» Exchange to. «leci<l»
whether or not these men shall N» ail<rwr«<i
to welch on their orders. They went back
on their word, and what they did is no
better than the act of. a man who welche3
on a poker debt.
Although Mr. Cris? did not go into
details in regard to his estimate afl ■ -
000.000 2.3 the amount of hi 3 firm's fail
ure, it was understood that its loese*
on Hocking Coal and Iron stock did not
come anywhere near this figure, but that
the sum mentioned constituted th» ag
gregate liabilities of the house.
A member of one of the flm33 wbich
refused to be bound by Mr. Criss's ac
tion on Wednesday said yesterday that
there never had been any standing pool
agreement, but simply a day to> day
agreement with the specialist, tinder
which Mr. Hasklns would apportion th»
amount of stock which was to be taiea
each day by the several houses which
were parties to this understanding. Un
der this arrangement they would clear
for Mr. Criss and deliver the stock to
Lathrop. Haakir.s & Co.
It was entirely optional with each of
these houses, this man insisted, whether
or not they should take the stock dajr
after day. and when it became evident
on Wednesday morning; that Lathrop.
Haskins A Co. were no longer in a posi
tion to take care of the stock there was
no obligation resting upon these firms to
take it over. Mr. Haskins. he added.
had exceeded his authority ha fftvtnaj his
buying instructions to Mr. Crisa oa
Wednesday morning;.
It appears to be the fact, however.
that there was a written agreem-nt
Henry D. Hotchkiss. receiver for La
throp. Haskins & Co.. is one of those
who vouch for the existence of 9uch aa
instrument. He said yesterday:
There was a written agreement aaeasi
the members of the pool, out I do i.ot re
member all the details aZ It. 1 saw th»
original copy, signed by all the members,
at the office of Lathrop. Haskins A Co..
and it is locked up there witn their other
papers. To the best of my recollection It
was the ordinary pool agreement.
In regard to a report that suit might
be brought against the members of the)
pool who had repudiated buying orders
in the stock given in their names by
Henry S. Haskins. who had charge of
the pool's operations on the floor of the
exchange. Mr. Hotchldsa said that that
was a matter with which, as receiver, be
had nothing to do. but that he did not
believe any such suit would be brought.
As a rule, he said, pool members settled
these things among themselves, and it
was probable that this would be the*cas«
in the present instance. It was possible.
however, he added, that such a suit
might be brought, although, he. as re
ceiver, would take no part in any such
Under the agreement, It is said. Mr.
Haskins had authority to nwcaaas a
certain amount of Columbus and Hocking
stock each day. apportkmiag It attar the
close of business among the houses which
mere members of the pool, and alas ap
portioning the buylne orders for the fat
lowing day. Instructing Mr. Criss for
how many shares he was to **grrs op"
the name of each house as the purchaser.
It was said by a member of one of th*
houses which have been associated with
Lathrop, Haskins A Co. la the pee!
operations that there had been a * past
agreement, but that it had expired on
Monday. . Thereupon, according to som«
accounts, one of tha members of .y,,
pool, who has had wide •xperi«nc» tn

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