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■n-atch i* kept upon the credit of firms ■fed institutions, came as a surprise to the Street in genera!. In addition to other activities, Fisk & Robinson for years maintained one of the best *:fiuipp£d statistical departments of any baxiku)g house, and also issued a monthly ••bulletin of investment c in »"I»i«h the financial outlook and the gen eral condition? of the securities markers "fere discussed arid analyzed. - SCOPE OF til: BUSINESS. In addition to it? connection with rail road protuotSon?. Hie firm of Fi;-k & Rob inson has always done a large bustneeev in government, slate and municipal bends and in the bond? of well known railway svFtem.s. The business in p>v crnmput bonds, however, for which in the past a sxeat many national banks in all parts of tn^ country have been among the firm's customers, has not been e^- UsnsJve of late. an« it is denied upon" authority that the recent decline in the price Of government bonds had any part In causing the firm's embarrassment. In July, 3006. Fisk & Robinson were the. successful bidders for thre« lots of 55.0005.000 each of the 530.000.00p issue r ' Fansma Canal 2 per cent?, the bide vr -: respectively 101.2."i. 5«">i.10 ;Uid K'-S.^O. This -was the only tmi" the 2 per cents brought V~>i or ov«»r. At that pale. 'lt rosy be remrr b£Ml. Samuel By aftey. the express company clerk, wa? th* Win l ill bidder lor " $5.51f».."50 of the bonds, the award .-..sting: him only t^o cent? for a postage stamp fend net tinr hiTs several thousand dollars. FL«k t- F.obinsOn also bought the last issue Of £7.QOb//A 3 per cent New York State csnal bonds, and have from time to time cecn successful bidders at sales of Ne-v Tork City t»on<2s. CHARACTER. OF B. ft B. Th« Bufifelo &• BevateMlßteaSje is both a r»jlrc«d and a railway. The Buffalo & .- . \ :^i\nr,r.it .Railroad Corripany, incor perat*d in . IS9I. with ..which ten small line? have t?inee been merged, was the Promotion of Charles W. Goodyear, a wc»Jt^iy lumber man, whose properties *r £ in Northern Peunfylvania. The Buf falo & Susquehanna Railroad Company f« r M all of the securities of ■t be "Buffalo ?n<J fn^tiehanna Coal and Coke Com ikr.y and the Powhatan COal and Coke Company, owning extensive. .. tracts of bituminous coal lands in several counties o* Pennsylvania. j. . 1 ,_; Th* line be the Buffalo & Susquchanna ?Janroad"^xt*nds from Sagamore. Perm.. iMat forty "miles northeipc of Pittsburg, ••• Addison. Iff. V., On' the Erie, and to Wellsville, *:. V., which is also on the Erie. Mr. Goodyear, thr-"> or Four year? ago, toneeivtd the idea of extending the line from ' ivelisvliie to the Great Lakes at Buff*]?', and enli*ted the. co-operation of !">»■: £ Robinson in the enterprise. The Buffalo A: SufeQuehaana. Rail*, Com pany was incorporated, built thfi pro test*; road, eighty-six miles in length, ftijQfl leaded for O!M> year?, from July 1. lift?, the. Buffalo & Susquehanna Rail road Company. the consideration being dM psymsnt of interest on. the latter* r-^nfls aftd. a guaranteed dividend of 4 pir cent a ---tar on its .?4,6D5,000 common *n<3 8&K&O05 preferred stock. Fisk & y^fcin*on hold sbout SSOO.OOO 6f the pre f < rrt-a. Th*. railway company, which operates 9M rftijro&d eomjmny as part of its own ■ >r^;-n. had MO.WjO.OOO'capllal slock. Its buofaS lijfllifHaliieari consists of $6.«XK\ri«w» i.r-t mortgage 44 p*r cent fifty-year J>onde. Of which Fiek *> Robinson are *sid lo liold about •<!. ■_■<.*•.•«•". and the in terest on which issue/ has bf^n payable -at tTieir office, and equipment trust bonds in five series, the interest on Series C tnd T> also being payable at their office. iBBaBMt: on the 8&51O.0G0 first refunding; .mortjr*|;e 4.- and the $61,500 first gold mortgsze 5? of the railroad company has aiso been paid at the Fisk & Robinson office. The Bu&alo £ Bntqnf henna Railway Company has never MM a paying prop erty. *nd as the receiver's Statement r.oJ«*. ihc efccuriUes have been shrinking I hi market v:<li:p. The company's report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1906, *howefl a.<l?ficit rf >'V.M '.«_'<■. Within the l3ft year, however, conditions have im proved to some extent, and last August th A company reported the heaviest JYfMgrht movement for any month in its history. . In addition to thiir relations to Che: R*y. coal,, iron nnd steamship com .rsnief b?arin?r the Buffalo and tsuso<ue- MAna r^r.T^. Fi^k A- Robinson have been Identified -with * number of railway pro motions in the South and \Vc«t, in tome of which also they have been associ ated ■";♦]! Mr. "Goodyear r>';d with thr. • K>y.<aor« T--i i • -.*'TT Company, it is un- • j '•' ■••) that 'I • ir holdings Of. the bond? or these* companies have been practi _<-ally pn.tir*b* placed . ■with investors .' SexWal of thc-«e companies are dividend paver*. OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS, j • j Among tJie ■■•••■ companies in which j th* Crc.i is. Qnanciali tntpre*t6d is th* I >'.-v. Orleans -lr*at Northern Railroad, . runninc from New Orleans to Jackson, ■ Trip?. Th* road i- two hundred and .•-<--.■- j cnty -miles lone: and ■was completed last . ;rar. It has *7.j<*..MXJO •"» per cent Brat n.ortsago bond.- . •:-..! $V-12,l!0o -tock : outstanding. The intercut on the bonds i:- payable at thr office of Fi=k &• Robin *«:n in February and AujrUst of each ; COUNTRY-BOTTLED MILK BORDEN'S WINTER PRICE 9 Cents Per Quart; - - - Worth It! A Full Quart of the Highest Grade Milk, produced under sani tary conditions, bottled in sanitary plants, and handled by the mest perfectly organized and largest milk service in the world. Eve-y unit in the EORDEN SYSTEM stands for QUALITY and Quality in Milk should be your first consideration. BORDEN'S CONDENSED MILK CO., "Leaders of Quality." year. Charles Vr. Goodyear is president Of the company. The Louisiana & Arkansas Railway, running: from Hope. Ark., to Tioga, La.. with a total length of two hundred and fifty-eight miles, is also associated with the firm. Harvey F., Fisk is a voting trustee of this road, and Among the other trustees is B. F. Yoakum. There arc outstanding: £4.587,000 first mortgage sold bond?, interest payable in May and September at the office of Fisk &• Kobin ion, and ?J,r>oo,ooo stock. The president of the company is William Buchanan. The Gulf & Ship Inland Railroad, which extends from Gulf port, «n Mississippi Sound, to Jackson. Miss., has ?4,954.<X>0 first refunding and terminal gold 5i out- ; standing, the interest on -which is pay able In January and June at Fi?k & Until— office. There is SoV^OO.OOO stock of the company outstanding. The president of the road is J. T. Jones. The Kansas City Viaduct & Terminal ' Railway owns and operates an elevated railway between Kansas City, Mo., and : Kansas City. Kan. Harvey K. Fisk is ; one of the voting- trustees, and the in terest on the company's llrst mortgage gold sinking: fund 41;4 1 ; per cent bonds, of I which |3^»12, < QQO are outstanding, is pay- I able at the offices of Fi?k & Robinson. The Keystone Telephone Company of Philadelphia is controlled by the Key j stone Telephone Company, which owns 1 its Entire stock. The interest on" the I company's first gold •"(?, of which $•"», 30L.000 are nuKganiiitH:. is payable at the offices of the firm. C K. Beekman, of; Philbin. Beekman, Menken & Gris com. attorneys for Fisk &. Robinson, is a voting trustee of the controlling. com pany, the Keystone Telephone Company. The company owns a perpetual franchise from the city of Philadelphia, and has. six* exchange buildings in that city and one in Camden. X. J. It controls about sixty municipal and township franchises, with more than 3,700 miles of toll cir cuit, and has mi extensive conduit sys tem of more than 12.500.000 feet of tile. duct, in 333 miles of streets. There is outstanding $1,936,&>0 preferred and £5,000,000 common stock. A majority of the latter as held by the voting trust. The preferred ptock has no vote. ft. T. . Folw.ell is -president of the company. The Kansas City & Western Railway, ip another concern In which Fisk & Robinson are interested financially. The company has outstanding; $kjs6&jO(& first refunding gold os, the; interest on which is payable at the Offices of the firm. Charles K. Beekman is. a director of this company. IXDKT TRACY k CO. Grand Jury Charges Brokers ziith Grand Larceny. Grand larceny in the first degrefe ift cnarged against members : of thfe brokerage i firm of Tracy & Co., No. 4A TVall street, in seven iridktmein= pneented by the grand 1 • Jury to the Criminal Branch of the Su- i ire me Court yesterday. :. The firm Tailea in May with liabilities of JESOO.OOQ. The members Of the firm are >aid to be wyiiam "vv. Tracy, president; B^raderick W. Parker. Stock Excnange . number. - and Rol>ert D. Coviligton. man ager. COaoaei for members of the firm stated in court that they were out Of town, hut that ha would secure tlvelf fltteriflanee in court at as early « date aS possible to p'eafl to thfc indictments. ■.. An tatftttcoetKfiii effort was mad* by as fistant -District Attorney Kinaieoereer W fecym the bookg at the firm from Edward r,. Benedict.- trustee in bankruptcy. The contention of counsel that the county orn clals -coulfl not int^-l-fete In tnis way with the duties of a federal officer was upheld, aiid it became necessary for Mr.'' Ktnale i>er«rer to obtain the teFtimony of brokers who had done business with Tracy & Co. fa h>u of the record of their transactions in tike hooks. The result was the indict jnem returned yesterday. . . TWO WHITE SLAVE" VERDICTS Both Men Indicted by the Rockefeller Grand Jury Found Guilty. A rood portion of the time in three part? of Getter*! Sessions Court was taken up yesterday afternoon with the, trial of defendants indicted by th" a** cailed "white slave" £rand jury, headed by John D. Rockefeller. ir. Thomas Pizzo. of No. 53 Enst 13M street, and Paul Drank*, of No. 215 Kaftt Uth ?tre»H, two of the accused men, were convicted. •-"■-■- - -- In Part T. where Dranfca was convicted. Judge Rosalsky expressed regret that the law would not i«-rmit l.im to sentence Dranka to twenty year;? in prison. Incidentally, he commented on the am biguity .of the langruapo used by the J.ecisiature in Tramtn£ trie law. ana pus jre^teri to Assemblyman Kopp. who had been a«««ii?rieri as counsel to Dranka, that lie use his influence at Albany to secure the passaso of a Clearer law. There wan a spirited controversy be tween Assistant District Attorney Apple ton and Assemblyman Kopi*> as to wheth er or not the taw applied in the ease of Dranka. Tho Jury decided the issue by brinsins in a verdict of guilty. MRS. IDA VAN CLAUSSEN HERE. Among the passengers on the steamship •Araerika, which arrived from Hamburg yesterday, etas Mrs. Ida Van Clansmen, the daughter of a merchant of this city, who. according to table reports, lifts threatened to Fue the government because K. L. Grave?, United States Minister to Sweden. refused to present her at court. Mrs. Van Claupsen •<«!<! she would ro to "Washing ton •"on i government matter." . JACK JOHNSON INDICTED. Jack Johnson, th«» negro heavyweight j pugilist, was indicted yesterday by the jsTaiii jury for assault in the p»»~onfl de- . pree. lie is charged with "wilfully and | wrongfully assaulting Norman 11. Finder with both hands,, feet" ano 1 a chair." Jdhn aon will plead to the) Indictment to-day in Part I of General fieaetonp. • . r*jM> - * Cf»K DAILY TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 2, 1910 PARIS EMERGING mo MORE BANDITS SHOT AND KILLED. Government Plans for Relief - Aid from America— 11' at cr* Fall Slowly. Pans Feb. L— Tbe height of the water at midnight at Font Royal was 2.1 feet ?. inches, a fall of nearly four feet from th* highest point, and the flood continues to .iroj. at the rate of about three-quarters of an inch an hour. Premier Briand has instructed the prefects to make a complete inventory. of the flooded areas and to appraise the individual losses, after which Parliament will be asked for new credits in connec tion with the measures of relief. Soldiers are. still guarding many of the public buildings, and strong detachments have been sent to the various outlying districts to prevent the wholesale, pillage which is still going on.. A beat patrol surprised a band of Apaches robbing a villa to-night at Boulogne-sur-Seine. 'After an exciting chase. in which a fusil lade was exchanged, an infantry ser geant sank the robbers' boat with a blow of an oar. Two of the Apaches were killed and the others were captured. One of the most hopeful features of th<s situation is the action of the govern ment In carrying into effect measures to enable- the small pr-<pri<-torei. both in Paris and throughout th« flooded dis tricts of France, to re-establish them selves by means of loans and to furnish work for the victims. The City Council, following the lead of the national gov ernment, is arranging, with the. co- Operation of the savings institutions, to furnish money for rebuilding stores and houses and refurnishing supplies. The government has adopted a. general scheme of employment, whereby those who desire work may find it in repairing the toads and the. . public buildings throughout the devastated territory. The Municipal Council has voted to pre sent medals to those who have been con spicuous in the rescue work. These. medals will bear the. appropriate inscrip tion, 'Fluctuat nee Mergitur." which Is the. motto Of Paris. FAMILIES EAGER TO RETURN. Some difficulty is being experienced in restraining the residents of the flooded district* from returning to their homes immediately on the recession of the water, without 'waiting for the disinfec tion of th* premises. The Foreign Of fice is now free from water, but is wittY out gae, electricity, telegraph of tele phone service. The student* residing in the Latin Quarter have formed a relief society, and have agreed to care for their few American comrades who suffered in any v.ay in connection with the flood. in addition to $50,000 received from Massachusetts, new subscriptions to thft relief fund from the United States are ns follow?: The French Colony of New York. $4,000; the French Colony of San Franc-iscd, $10,000; the American Red Cross. $5,000; W. K. V&nderbilt. $*:>. €OO, and Mr*. A. D. Htintinirton. $5,000. in addition to the generous aid fur nished already by American residents the flood sufferers will receive the pro ceeds Of a concert now being arranged by American students. Among recent contribution? cabled from the United States was n personal gift of $400 from Ambassador Jusfeerattd. The Seine, at noon had dropped a lit tle more than threo feet from its erect, the recession being at the rate of about three-fourths of an inch an hour. The water* are also retreating from the streets.' More tramways were in opera tion to-day, as well as the neW sections of the subway. The progress of th* relief work under tHe admirable system of French organi zation is highly creditable. In addition to the regular establishment of the Red Cross and Other relief societies, public spirited citizens have thrown open their buildings and transformed them into hospital* 4 . Many seminaries which were left vacant since the properties passed to the state have, been equipped as hos pitals and temporary homes for refu gees, in some cases beds being set up in the collar? of the churches. NOBILITY AIDING ;IN RELIEF. The Marquis do Vogue, Comte d'Haus sonville, the Due fie Cflmastra, ('omte d'Harcourt and other representatives of the nobility of France are devoting all of their time to the work of relief. The women of the Society dcs Femmes de France, which is a republican organiza tion, as distinguished from the, Societc de* Dames Ffanc.ai*es, have entered the hospitals as nurses. Monsignor Amiettc. Archbishop of Paris, is personally directing the work of the Catholic clergy and charitable or der*. The killing of briganda who prey upon the helpless in the outskirts of the city continues. Last night a number v.ere shot, and four men and fr.ur women nar rowly escaped lynching when they were found robbing' deserted housed at Alfort vflle. They had constructed a raft, from which they entered the «Mll partially submerged homes. Famished dogs are fomid in the de serted houses In inundated districts, many of them SO ferocious that they must be sh< '.. President Fallieres has subscribed an other $20,000 to the relief fund. •MANY STREETS REOPENED. Streets that had been closed to traffic were in many instances reopened to day, and the heart of the city resumed a more normal appearance. In the outskirts and in the inundated regions above and below the capital the greatest distress still prevailed, despite the efforts toward relief and the prodigal distribution of food supplies. Hundreds of persons are found on the ■verge of starvation, and thousands who lost everything must be aided for months It is estimated that more than two hundred and fifty thousand persons have, been affected by the floods. Freezing temperature adds to the mis ery of the unfortunate persons. At tempts to resume the railroad service be fore the electric signal .<ystem had been restored has resulted in a dozen train collisions. STRAW AS A DISINFECTANT. Dr. Laveran, the specialist In microillc diseases, -who received the. Nobel prize for medical research in 1007. proposes the use of a cheap and effective disin fectant which, he pays, 'was used exten sively in the time of the Romans. This is the smoke from damp straw. It pro duces a gae that is a perfect disinfec tant at small cost, and is considered es pecially suitable for use in cellar?, sta bles and the underground workings of the city and for .cleaning country dis tricts. The authorities have decided to recommend that central depots -of free disinfectants be placed at the disposal of the public. Despite the flood, the Academy of Sci ences held its regular meeting to-day and discussed tvith great interest the scientific phenomena of the disaster and the recently discovered comet. The members reached and left the building in boat*. SEND 58,000 TO FRANCE. Liberal Gifts to Relieve Suffering of Flood Victims. Th 6 Tied Cross and the committee in charge of the Paris flood relief sent more than $B,toO ro th& aid of the sufferers in Franc*, ye&terdfly. The Ktw York County Section of the Red Cross sent its funds through Jacob H. Schlff, while the other or ganizations sent their subscriptions through Coudert Brothers, M No. 2 Rector street. More, than $15,000 has been collected in this city since Saturday. Many subscribers have sent their checks to the Various French association?, which at- Once communicate with the relief Stations. ' While reassuring ca.nl« m*-§33g*s have been reecived hrre, the Red Cross will eon* tinue to receive fund* for the relief of the sufferers. Mr. Schiff will forward the moneys received to the French capital at repeated intervale. The same, arrangements will be carried out by the committee* in charge of Other funds. The French Young Men s Christian Association acknowleflgftd a long list of subscriptions yesterday. ITALY'S RIVERS FALLING. Conditions at Venice .Again Normal— Landslides Rome. Feb. 3.— The storms have prac tically ceased throughout Italy, and the rivers Tiber. Arno and Po. although *<till high, are falling gradually. Th« floods caused by the rains of laet week are sub siding, and the situation at Venice, which at one time was threatening, is now nor mal. The landslides above <;übbio. which killed several persons, also partly de stroyeti the ducwl palace, which originally belonged to the Montefeltro family. Further landslides li'ive occurred, accom panied by a terrific roaring, which caused a panic among the people, who feared that an earthquake was about to annihilate the town. WAGE CONFERENCE ENDS. Railroad Men's Convention Rule Ap plies to N. Y. C. Dispute. After a brief conference yesterday th* c.6ifitiittee repre.«eniing the trainmen and conductors of the New .York Central Rail r> ::d Company and General fi'TpefiUierid* put BradfieM of the company, each side refused to recede from the siancV taken In th>? woft* dispute which brought about tn<i, attempt at arbitration. The conf- rence was terminated suddenly to enable the employes of the railroad company to confer with Grand Masters Oarretson a.nd Lee of tie i.ainmen'R and conductors' organizations. When the general convention to formu late the demands of the railroad employes was held, in Boston, several months ago, a rule was adopted Which bound the rbl trHtion committees to discontinue the con ference immediately unless every demand v sir granted by the employing companies! Such conferences could nut be. reopened without the sanction of 1 lie grand officers of the trainmen and conductors'. This rule. caused the sudden termination of the c»tn ferencr 1 yesterday. When it will be resumed will depend upon Grand Masters 03arretson v and Lee. who are now in Baltimore, trying to «ettie a similar dispute between th« of ficers of the Baltimore & Ohio and Its em ployee TRUSTEES MAY LOSF. Southbridge Savings Bank Defalcation Grows. Boston, Feb. 1. — If the shortage in th<? funds of the closed Soutlvbridg*. Savings Bank is as great as $".00.00f», as appears probable from the latest information avail able, it is, understood thai the trustees of the Institution Will be called upon to make good part of the lor.*. The Attorney <>neral will decide what action shall \f taker, as soon us full In formation la laid before, him, SAYS HE WAS A DUPE. Town Treasurer Alleges He Was Ordered to Forge Notes and Did So. Cambridge, Mass., "Feb. L— "l don't re member when I forged the last note," «aid former Town Treasurer John B. Lombard, of Framinjchnm, in his second day's trial for forgery in the Superior Court to-day, "but I think it was last year." Then, looking at Charles S. .dimming*, the Bos ton note broker, who is on trial for the larceny of $320,000 worth of town note*. Lombard said that the broker stood over him wjiile he. foiged the signatures <>r the (wo pei#ctm«Mi. Lombard admitted receiv ing numerous sums of money from Cum mings during the last five >e.^i>, .but could not. fix the dates. Throughout nia exami nation Lombard appeared very feebi* and spoke, Bcareely above a whisper. The .-tatc rested this .afternoon, and Oummingji took, the stand in hid own behalf He declared that the first intimation that, hi received that the notes of the town of Framlpgham were not geaulM s was from in article in the newspapers. Ho denied that h«- ever asked Lombard to forgo any signatures to notes. Cummlngu was subjected to a rigid ••rocs e.xamination, but peMMe4 to discuss any thing regarding th© destination "of the money which ho admitted receiving from the sale of the town's not*>«. He'fild that meet of it war returned to Lombard. SEVENTY-iMNE DEAD ONLY ONE SUSriFOR. Cause of Colorado Mine Ex plosion Still Unknown. Primero. Col., Feb. 1. — To-night in Prl mero, where seventy-nine miners were killed yesterday by an explosion in the main slope of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's mine,, the bodies of forty victim lie in -a temporary morgue installed In the machine shop. , A 'large force of men is still engaged in restoring ventilation, .throughout the mine. and hundreds of persons are lingering about the mouth of the shaft waiting the recov ery of more bodies. The cause"; of the explosion is still un known, and definite information as to the cause is not expected until the mine is cleared and an investigation is completed. Leonardo Virgen. a Mexican, and the only survivor, who is supposed to have been working a short distance from where the explosion occurred. Is unable to make. a clear statement to-night. Immediately following the report of the explosion, a column of dust and smoke poured out of the. main entrance. Large pieces of timber were thrown more than a hundred feet with terrific force. It was not until the first relief parly leached entry A 7..0n th« main stop*, that they found the first evidence* of the de struction wrought by the explosion. Here probably a dozen bodies were encountered, but the rescuers pushed on. in the hope of finding signs of life, a little further on. near the mouth of entry AS. the party in charge Of J. B. Manly, local mine in spector, came acroj>s Leonardo Vlf&*n shortly aft»r 2 o'clock this morning. As if waking: from a deep sleep Virgin openerj hie eyes and said: "Please, may I go home now?" Virgen was hurried to the temporary hos pital. To-day he bad sufficiently recovered to join the. ranks of watchers around the mine entrance. Encouraged by th* finding of virgten. res cuers worked with ren^w'ed energy, hoping to find others alive within the recesses of the mine, but, failing in thin up to this evening, those still missing were given up as lost. Early last night local work^rfe had been reinforced by squads of miners from £nr rounding camp?. Rescue work was flushed with frequent reliefs until to-night the ad vance guard had pushed within four hun dred yards of the fare of the main stopc. Orders were issued to-day through of ficials of the Coiorado Supply Company, a subsidiary of the. Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, to give provisions to families of the victim? until a permanent system of feh>f can be Obtained. Work of identification proceeded slowly, the only means being to check the missing numbers carr»*d by each miner with the company's roster. Washington, Feb. I.— Officials of the Goo logical Survey view with dismay the ra pidity with which recent mine disaster. have called for the services of the. few trained men at the command of the sur vey for aiding in mine rescue, work. All th* available men are at. present in the field - It was pointed out by officials to night that if another mine disaster should occur before the men now at work have finished their immediate task?, the survey would be helpless to send men to assist. Such a condition should h» remedied, they believe, by providing more men for this work. REMOVE CHERRY SEAL Mine Filled with Deadly Gases —Work Is SlO-i. Cherry, 111., Feb. ' I.— Work Was rtsttmel in th« St. Paul -mind to-night b> scores or men, following the removal late to day of the seal that had kept the minS closed for two months. X Torts will be made to clear the minft of noxious vapors, wall in any shouldering fire and jecov«r tne"l#) bodies entombed in the fire, of No vember 13. - Tne spectators were, mostly young widows, pome only sixteen years old. The women were all quiet during the removal of the lid, standing in the slush and mud about the tipple. James Webb, mine expert- of We Uni versity of Illinois; Thomas Moses and Hector McAllister, state mine inspectors, p^ot'-'teii by oxygen helmet?, descended 350 feet to the bottom of the pit and pro cured a sample of the deadly gases. "An unprotected man could not live long enough down there to take, off his cap," said inspector Moses on reaching the sur face. "But when they do bring up bodies." said * Cherry merchant "to-day, "they will need the militia to prevent trouble. Those women will be so frenzied that they might destroy ,the. town.'/ EXPRESS COMPANY MERGER. Adams and Two New England Corpora tions to Unite. IBy r-H^graph to Th£ Tribune.] •Providence, Feb. I.— The Karl & Trews Express Company and the New York and Boston Despatch Company, it is Mated, are to be merged with the Adams Kxpress Company on March 1. The notice of such intention on the piirt of the Adams com pany will be. filed with the Interstate Com merce Commission at Washington by the provisions of law under which the Intor stat6-Commerce commission has control of express companies as well as railroads. Such mergers as- are contemplated require a notice of thirty days. So far as is known there is to be no revision Of, traffic rates. The field covered by the Earl & Shrews company and the N?w York and Boston company includes nearly all the territory in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. ■ ■■'■■ ■' ■ S. EATON SUED FOR $10,000. Executor Under Happersett Will Claims Alleged Investment. [By Telegraph to Tb« Tribune.] Media, Perm., Feb. I.— Charges have been filed here against Seymour Eaton, of Lans rlowne, founder and president of Booklov ••■rs 1 Library, the Tabard Inn Cor; oration and the Library Publishing Company. Phil adelphia, in a suit for $10,900 damages. The petitioner Is Thomas G. Happersett, execu tor under the will of Frances K. Happer sett. The case will be reviewed here two wo^ks hence. The defendant has denied the charges and pleaded the statute of limitations. The plaintiff sues to recover damages alleged to have been sustained by Frances R. Hap persett during h»'r lifetime by reason of the. alleged fraud and deceit of the defendant. to whom, it is averred, she intrusted J7.f«W to invert Other allegations swell th* total claim to $10,000. SUMMON AERO CLUB HEAD. i (.man. it Field Bishop, president of the Aero Club, has be«_n summoned to appear before Judge Headrlck, in tho Supreme Court, this morning to .show cause why th© Afro Club of America should not be en joined from holding a meeting; on Febru ary T. at whlqh tha constitution and by laws are to be revised. The injunction arises from the unit brought by Ctutaon Bor(?ium and Thomas A. Hill just after the. annual election on November .'!. they alleging at the time thai the election uajs illegal because proxies were used in voting. They now d»»lre to have the meeting post poned until after the suit hi decided, claim ing that the present officers are holding their offices in defUnca of the !a^3 of th* rluh SUIT FOR PEERAGE Tin: s.t( kiu.i.f. case. Son of Josefa Duron Begins Action for Title. London, Feb. 1. — A crowded courtroom BMwed to-day the public interest in th« Sackville peerage romance, another chapter of which opened bcfor« Sir John Bis'nam. president of the Probate Court. Th peti- I loner in the Wit is Km^st Henry Sackville- West, who asks* the court to declare him the oldest and legitimate, son of the. late Lord i.jo; ci qhmiMli Sackville-West. If he Is successful he will acquire the title to th« estates now l.eld by Lionel E. SackvilJe- West. a nephew of the former British Mini* ter at Washington, and the present Lord Sackville, who married his cousin. a sister of the petitioner. The present Lord Sackl Title denies that his .irel* legally married Josefa T)uran. (he petitioner' mother. The court disallowed a similar claim in 1303. Ernest is the son of a Spanish dancer who married Lord Sackville at Madrid. Subsequently Sackville alleged that the woman had a husband living wh»n MM formed an alliance, with him, and the one son and three daughters bern from their union have never b«»n r*eogrnlzM by the court* ap having any right to the S*Ck- ville. title and estates. Noted counsel have been engaged by both sides. Sir Edward Clarke, In opening for the petitioner, paid that he. purposed to prove the marriage by reputation, on th» ration? of Lord Saekville. himself and by documents attached to certificates of the birth and b&ptlsm of hi* ohndr»n. In support el his contention. Sir Edward referred to the stay and recognition at Washington of Lord Sackville's daughter* He read volumes of documentary evidence taken abroad regarding the life of Lord Sackville and Jc-F^fa Duran at Arcachon. France, where they tvere known ap the Count and Counter "West. Depositions wer6 submitted to establish that the neigh bors believed OH two to Be l.iarri'd. though one deponent added: "Bad natured people said they were, unmarried." The counsel laid ptress on the fact that sAme of the birth certificates of the chil dren and the death certificate of Josefa Duran described the dancer as the wife of Lionel Sackvllle-AVest. .- Sir Robert Finley. on behalf of the pres ent peer, recalled and placed in evidence the testimony given by Lord Sackvill* when a similar suit was brought during his lifetime. On thai occasion the de fendant swore that the declarations which lie had made regarding his companion were inspired solely by a desire to nave th« reputation of the woman. He affirmed that there had never been a marriage, of any eort, and that all the children torn to them were illegitimate. Sir Robert added that he would prove that the Duran woman married Antonio de la Oliva in ISSI, and. that OUva did not die until 18SS. Accordingly, h-? eaid that if Lord Sackville had figured in any marriage, of which there was no evidence. such alleged marriage must have been il legal. As the counsel for the defence con cluded the case, was adjourned. Lord Sackville, died in September. 190*. He We* British Minister to the. United States from 1581 to 188?, when he was dis missed by President Cleveland. His down fall at Washington, which practically ended, Me career, followed his indiscre tion in writing a letter in which he ex* pressed the opinion to a correspondent in California that the re-election of President Cleveland would be satisfactory to Great Britain. . ••.-••: • A • A WITNESS MURDERED. Results of Inquiry Into Filipino Elec tion Corruption. Manila. Feb. 1. -One of the principal wit nesses for the government in its investiga tion of the extenrhe. election frauds in Laguna province was murdered after he had made damngins? statements on the stand. It ir charged that those who -were responsible for the corruption at the polls inspired the murder. As a result of its inquiry the government threw out the claim of General Cailles. for a long time Governor of Laguna. who con tested the election after his defeat last No vember had been announced. The contest developed that there had been widespread bribery of election officials and Other cor ruption. ORINOCO CLAIM AT HAGUE. No Move for a Dutch and Venezuelan Treaty. The Hague, Feb. I.— Representatives of the United States and Venezuela exchanged memoranda before the Hague court of arbitration tu-dav on the subject of the dispute regarding the claim of the Orinoco Steamship Company against the govern ment of Venezuela. The steamship com pany, a New Jersey corporation, tiled a claim for something over tLetMM for the alleged arbitrary repudiation of certain concessions by the Castro government. The arrival here nf Dr. Carlos Grisanti. Wneiuelan diplomatic agent to France and Holland, Is connected exclusively -with the cape before the court of arbitration, and has nothing to do with the negotiations for a treaty between Holland mid Venezuela. NEW CABINET IN SWEDEN. Christlania, Feb. I. -A t:^w ministry has been formed to take the place of that which resigned several days »«rt. and of %ii>r-h liunnar Knudsen xvns Premier. ' TM MM Cabinet is as follows. Premier, M. Konow; Minister of Frireign Affair?. J. Irgenp, the present Minister to Great Britain; Minister of Finance, M. t:-i_-, who was formerly Misdate* of Pub lic Worship: Minister of Commerce, 5. a. B. -ci. wider, senior Burgomaster of Chriatiahia; Minister of Public Works. M. Braenne: Minister of Education. M. Kvist stad: Minister of Justice. M. Sjcheel. judge o£ the Supreme Court; Minister of Defence, Lieutenant Colonel K. S. J. Bull. M. Holtzmark. director of the School of Agriculture, will be appointed Minister of Agriculture when tile Storthing authorizes the necessary salary. GERMAN-PORTUGUESE TREATY. Berlin, Feb. — Contrary to the recom- j fnfhdationa of the special committee to which it hud bren referred,, th* Reichstas ,j passed to-day the second reading of the j measure pi Mine for the adoption of the I treaty recently negotiated by the Foreign ! o*fi<-* with Portugal. The Conservatives. , Socialists and Radical? supported the treaty, , while the other parties were badly split. Thu Deliciols Flavor Of Apollinaris Water COMBIKED WITH ITS PERSISTENT EFFERVESCES And Valuable Digestive Qualities Accounts for its Ever Increasing Popularity Guardian Trust Company of New York 170 Broadway Capita! I Surplus SI.OQ3.OQa LIBERAL COXTROL. Final Remit of the Elections m Britain. London, Feb. L— The Liberals won tha election at Wick Burgha y?st*td4y frora the Unionists— X. Alunro defeating Sir A. Blgnold— so they will have Just one more member in t^ie. new Parliament than tir? Tories, the respective representation betas: I.ib-r,,, . - - : * Unionists 213 Th» return of two O'Bnenites for th* North Division and West Division, respec tively, of Cork County to-day .romple?<»^ the Irish elections. Oat of eighty-two Na tionalists in th* new House, ■♦ <***•<-, of them are followers of William O'Bri-n. PRAISES AMERICAN* AID. Redmond Says It Largely Contributed to Nationalist Victories. Philadelphia. Feb. 1. --Michael J. " »-. national peejejMaeri of the United IrlsJi League. to-nl?ht received * cable dl?par<-h from John E. W*ttmOtk&. chairman of. th^ .Irish Parliamentary part- in whica the. latter says that the success el the. lr>i party was rJue to the magnificent h»'.t from the United Irish League cf America. The dispatch folio? .- Th«» election nox over. and. tliank3 M magnificent h f lr from the VniieC rri?i League M America, we hay* b**n aM» M meet and repel victoriously a •■miM;:*l at tack — Unionist and factional. .; - Not on" Nationalist *eat wa* lost to *'i<* Unionist attack, and when Nationalist «>.eat? w«re. contested by L"niort!V»fs tHe Na tionalist majorities were in every cart largely JnefoaP**!. An unnatural combina tion between factionist^ and Unions Fta"? caused temporary l«->i=5 of a few s« a at.», bti* th<? Nationali.-t party >ttl>e*arnlii canT; bafk *eventy-two strong and more united, and therefor* stronger, than for year". Features of the election ar»: First, the enormous power exercised by the Iri?»!-» vot» in Great. Britain. The Irish voted mor° solidly ami wielded more influence than a? any previous election. Sernrsfj. th/^ imrnerj-" irripre^fjon mad* on pttMlc opinion t>y th<* demonstration of American c.ctstr. snj>por* and sympathy for the Irish party. Third. for the first time thfS el<?ctJ.-n 9h*w« el*ar tho British majority tor Horn* Rule and against the Lord? veto of rixty votes, not conn tin? representation from frefatid. Great results due in Very, large in»aj'ir» to the prompt ami most ?erterous res-pon?" of the United Irish Leaarue of America to the appeal I made last Decemr^r. IRISH FUND GOT 550.C00 HERE. Dublin. Feb. I.— The trustees of the Irish party fund made public to-day a Urn ••i the contributions from the United Btat*« iviii.-rn amount 19 nearly -" •• since T. T. O'Con nor^ visit. ALARM IX BALKAXS, Potters to Urge Crete to Keep the Peace. London. Feb. 1 -Diplomats ':?-" do not re gard seriously the report* appearing In a email section of the Continental press tfcat a Turco-Bulganan war is protaable. The rumors arose through the calling, out of twenty. thousand] Turkish soldier for .Irainin? i?iis month. TT is actiCrt, if wa* authorttativelv annotmced. was cm con nected with the relations tiffins -between Turkey and Bulgaria. i\h"ioh **»* said to nay* impvO\9d sir. th- '■;■•• €xter.ded tne commercial arrangement with Bulgaria. In some quarters it is feared that die summoning of * national assembly in Greece Will be a source c* danger. Th? powers interested are now negotiating tr» insure concerted action. should necessity arise.. Berlin. Feb. I.— The decisfdn 6t Kin£Gec-r«e of Greece to call <*. national assembly awak ens apprehensions in German sjaj«e«B> ment circles lest the step lead to seri ous complications with Turkey. It.i 3 be lieved that if the Cretan^ ?eol dolsgatcn to the assembly Turkey w ill as6b£ as grftsslve measures. It- is assumed, however, that the four protecting powers. Russia. France. Great Britain and Italy, will hrih£ *noush pre??- Hr« to bear on th* Cretan* to prevent then from influencing the dellberatioxis of tha NO BALKAN MEAT IMPORTS. Austria Expects America to Grant Minimum Tariff. Vienna. Fei» I.— At a meetinac of th* Chamber of Commerce to-day, held for the purpose of discu??ips: the new Ameri can tariff, it was stated that in re*ply t<> the American governrtle.ifs query wit'i reference to the importation by Austria of meat from the Balkan* IhS Ambassadt:r at Washington Waa instructed to inforr* the United States that no imports tfouM 'en allowed from the Balkans. It i* *x vected, tint in eeaaMe. ot this •■aiwe Austria will set tho minimum tariff. It is understood that the same question . ww a.sked of Germany and ihat the ;am« ve?\y v. as mad*. MORTIMER SINGER HUPT. Both Legs and Arm Broken by Fall in Aeroplane. Cairo, Feb. 1. x ' Miami Pinter. th»i American aviator. * ; i with an a»roplan» in Which hr was practlyin? hore ro-day. Bot^ of hi 3 legs and an artn wer« broken. Adam Mortimer ?lns;er is a »on of Isaac M. Singer, tn* peaHWeeV an*l manufacturer of the sewing m»rhtr-> of that name. H* is forty-nine y*ars oM. and was born tn England. Ti* lives with Mi wife and two children ml Torquay. Devonshire. kata nephew. Mortimer M. Singer, a weil known real estate opera of this city, said la9t nte^vt at bW home. No. .ni W«*t 7«h stre?'. that up to about a year ago his uncle- h^d devoted much time to racine In Ensiled- This is the second accident which h£-» befallen Mr Stager etax* ho Mm taken ur> th«> - art of ballooning. 1! • ha<l ;» thrtiUa; experience U*t May. when, while ristnj: at Seville. 3paln; hf» balloon <iashe<l a ;alr.*t the »-fttlroad station and. bounding off. struck * m>>\i:i< train. Ballast \ta.a un loaded just in time, ajid the balloon shot upward. Mr. Singer took part In the t%™ for the Miehelin ;-up at Hourmelon. Tr%nc+. \*»t month, lit i^ alio a yachtsman.