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V~ LXX....V it.ir»4.
y ? to BeWevue for Strenuous
guest from Paris After
Lively Time.
Albert H. Thomas, Described as
a Poet, Quiets Down at
Threat of Strait
~. p cn'.y r rrs °d -in* which a man
rift ItSttierefl at the Hotel Manhattan
Saturday as Albert H. Thomas, of
Paris »** Q'J*'' l jwsttrtajr >vas when he
,„» he:r.c takm to Bellevue Hospital
*ft p|jMV»tt<m. aftrr he had made lif«
j ffra^ e for the employes of the hotel
.] day lOQff. Willie a younp •nan.
KtO ilkfl *t the hotel and said that
•{it Hi a friend of Thomas. c3iml«fd up
Ow flre escape and engaged him in con
liillTtfir the employee forced the door
of hie room «nd placed him unJi^r re-
~kls * - a* r>l '• a f '^°mp!lFhed without its
ggtfa of excitement 'When several of
thr strongest beßJKjy* in the hotel put
.K f!r shouUors" to the door and forced it
n j;,oir.as "«s standiiiß at the window
in camWalloß v.ith the man. who
said that sho *■• Hf nne;py, of No.
4;'4 Fifth «\rnue.

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H*- began '•> callta* for a telephone
:.u:r.b<T. and vh> n th p boy ar the switch
tare g«t it !•>! him be said that he had
r.adf a mistiik' arid wanted a different
r.us".bfr. \V!i<n b« had repeated this act
»nfrai Uxnea Ibe boy rebelled nsd aj<
jfakd '.'> ih« clerk, who shut off the
T.V ir.sn th-n >.all<d a hallboy and
MM ?nr a ;ud of uligraph blanks.
T.h<r. :h>'«< v rro brought to him he
not* a Ulegrfttn. placed it in an «n-
Rkpt, Kfcich ho h< alod and tore up.
H< flld this us least tM< l\f times before
th» hiiiiboy became impatient and r»--
T«rud :!k !!,;:< r t.> Mr. Srhem'k. nun
tpt €t the bdtcL
Aa hoi:r !a.<r Thonias trkj. honed to
ti«- ofSi* fur a pitt hrr of ic-e water.
nd wh«n ■ bellboy canted it up to his
MB he ?... ; to knock several times
fcrfow h(- «'ould übtain admitt:inr«» and
tab ZlKsnaa M>- that he had not <>r
tetf ujy Ice wilier. When this' was
Kparted to Mr. Scbcnck he went to
''' roam and tftcr repealed knocks
ttd ri:.ps o| t!i- bell had Jirought no
'■*'•■■> be d« Ided ?•- force the door.
Young Woman Agrees to Help.
At ihii point Hiss Hftiwitiy appeared
ttl talkf.^ witli Thomas through the
• Mr Bchcndt Kussested that she
B3lT tin r •■••:. troia the lire, escape and
fcteact :1.. unentJon of Thomas* until
*TOu!d effect an entrance to the room.
At fl:« (be demurred. Lut finally oon
■OJwu, and "h< ?i aM was ready em
(kaw broke lato the room and put a
toptothf adlona vhi-h had made the
Manhattan a V-J!am for hours.
Thotncy Bat!y refaaed tn leave the
•'^. ana Mr Bcbenck (s!l.-d Patrolman
«.:K«'. ,jf th , e^, - lst Ftro< . t h . talion>
J," nra !»'"."i Dr. Deotoa from Flower
I^Tita:. A 1 «,., t „. rrfus ,. d tl , , oriVP
***« '„:••:. but when Dr. Deatoa
JJ*" a f:r ':'.' '!• tbe Thought better
U ::> ■ QuesUoa of that. 11l
H* v. :iS , hf ,. ; ., if . ; to Bellevu*. *bere
•Ufl that b. K-ma thbty-three y:;rs
.. toa «aa»e rrom hula three &wki
„,', . l " en M 1 •fl b!i profeasloii he said
tat a „ ,,,.. .. n , 5 prtoX Tnr>n h#4
n< Ra , IoM ,h, h . lt I}lP mMrlirs
l;J *™ I m ■ lure to tret him to
-• Wtttaation peaceably.
fcsaors Follow Reynolds Trip to
? G aynor at St. James, LI.
fcjt-^J" tint Fourth IV^uty
'^i-iKr. in,har R '«.f Brook
., ' •' '•■■"■ regarding r- X 'iM- on.
r^".' M , '•'••■ s r**ctoded «<n Saturday
St - fIV CooimiJß4<n^r I'ak.r, wmt to
; iV. r . '•'"'' I: "> Cotmnlajdoncr Dakar
'■'•„--^ r "" : ' M about Mr.
.„,'„ '' ;: '"" --J.-ip'T in.-n at Head*
.-■....''^ r '"' 1 " n " aceC :md Raid M r .
j, r .7 ;' hl ;'"; '" fleparirowrt »t»« *aM
ilf,. '?. '" i>- '"^r,i:..|-.t. !:.-,,,,rt had
«:"il, : " <!< ""' " h «»S^r. Rrrt 1..;.
'' U, f" •- •'■-■' ™ 1 -Mr M.,i:.r.
v -ii ».. ;;: ",'" "'■'• Mr. !^ v ,,.,i^v

#!; -t Mr T ". (1V .V <!! ■■ Mr. Bak«r. ud

s*ij «rt!j; , ""• ''^ " ! « ht "*« a man
&jW^SS < J uld f , W f »«• ■»« «"-»
• • TON.
T«-«ln». r»lr..
Assistant Postmaster Murphy
Rendered Unconscious.
While speeding along a level M retch
of road near Hlcksville. Long Island,
yesterday afternoon, an automobile con
taining Thomas F. Murphy, assistant
postmaster of New York City; George
Robbing and a chauffeur, crashed into a
motorcycle ridden by William Hocht-
Fprung. of Jamaica. Murphy and
Hochtsprung were thrown into the road.
Murphy received many bruises and cut*.
while one of Ilochtsprung's legs was
The accident occurred nt the crossing
if the Hicksvillc and Woodhury roads,
where the view ahead is cut off The
<haulTcur did not diminish his speed, as
he thought he had a clear road, and
HochtFprung did not suspect that the
automobile was making the crossing.
Th« v saw each other at the same time,
but It was too late.
As the two machines came together
Murphy was hurled out. landing on his
! head and fhouldcrs. He was unron
'. srious when picked up. but soon revived.
! The occupants of the automobile then
j turned their attention to Hocht*prun|C.
j who was lying in the road. An ambu
lance from the Nassau Hospital was
railed and both Injured men were taken
I there,
Eleven- Year-Old "Bandit" Fires
When Hands Don't Go Up.
<:■•■'•!£■. Butler, fourteen years old, an-1
\ his brother. William, eleven, who live
! with their parents at No. 255 R. i.l avc
i r.ue. Brooklyn, were forced to play in
. the house last night because of the rain.
William found an old revolver belonging
to his father. He decided to be ■ bandit.
' so he seized the weapon and called 10
O' orge to throw up his hands. Whether.
his brother did not act quickly enough
, to suit hJm is not known, but the next
Instant there eras a flash from the gun
; in William's hand and George fell to the
, floor shrieking.
Sir. and Mrs. Butler, who were on th<?
Bl3>er floor, rushed down the stairs and
, round their elder son lying on the floor,
blood pouring (rota a wound in the roof
«>f hi* mouth. Dr. Keese. from St. Mary's
• Hospital, was summoned and hurried
i George to that Institution, where It was
s:«id be was in a serious condition. \\- '
; iam was locked up in the Children's So
! ciety Shelter.
The Delitzsch Struck by Light
ning Near Eisenach.
liitterfeld, Saxony, April IT.— The bal
loon Delitzsch, which ascended here last
evening, fill to the earth with great
; force near the village of Reuhmsaih-
Kti. about twenty miles northwest of
' Eisenach, in a thunderstorm! The crew,
consisting <>f four men. were killed.
The balloon passed over Eisenach at
midnight, «nd t-<><>n drifted into a thun
i derstona. It is assumed that It was
■ struck by lightning and that the gas cx
i plod*-- The envelope was in tatters
when found and the car was wrecked.
On April r; last the German lialloon
Potnmern .luring a flight near Stettin. G«-r
; many, fell into the Baltic Sea. Herr Del
' liriick. a member of the Heichst^j. and
' two other men were killed. The Imlloon
j met a series of accidents, and finally the
>:.-is «c wan ripped open, and the car
<Jr<>rp<*<l from a height of on«» hundred and
; lifty feet into the Bailie. Only one man
j was saved.
On the day following Professor AbesjgJ
: a woll known German chemist, a pro
i renor in •-■■■■ of Breslau.
aru killed while attempting to make a
landing at Tejspin. Mcrklenburg-Schwerin.
The car had come to a stop ami two other
passengers had just stepped out. when a
Kust of wind dragged the balloon al<.::£
the ground, fracturing Professor AixgK's
Aged Man in Litigation with
Daughter to Collect $97.
After wandering the street* penniless,
William Collender, a poet, formerly well
j to-dn, died last night from heart dis
i ease at the Catholic Home, Eighth aye
■ nm- and 10th street, Brooklyn. He was
seventy-five 'years old. His daughter,
' Mir, Elizabeth Rowen. lives at No. 2SS
UJd street. Brooklyn. Miss Frieda
Thomas, a lawyer, of No.' l.'l* Ftant<m
Street, had condacted a suit against Mrs.
Ri-wen. brought by Mr. Collendcr some
months ago ff>r the recovery «>f money
alleged by him t<< be dv«- from her. tllst
Thomas obtained a Judgment against
Mrs. Rowen fur $M~ before Justice* Tur-
KU fSon. fn the 9th District Municipal
Court. Brooklyn, <»n January 24 last.
Mr. Collender testified at the trial of
hi."- suit that he had let Mrs. Rumen have
;£MU t<» keep for him. and that when sh-
obtalned it the ordered him out of h<»r
house-, presenting him with a board bW
lx-Hides. Mrs. Rowen, it i* alleged, h;«1
transferred fSU ««f the money t«. the bank
account «>f lier two children, after pur
, <hpsing some clotliir.g for her father.
Mi^s Thomas said last night that Bite
was .... supplementary i»ro-
Icoedmss when word reached her «,f Mr.
! OolSendcr*' death. He l<ft with her
' mar.y rr..nnuscript i-4ieaam.
First Case Reported in lbs State; the
Patient a Woman.
nn:Hnri'»r,. Vt.. April 1?.- -Wlmt in B.il<l
\% , be Uie f!"t case of Drtlasra in Vermont
|hM .I>i:-1 !««• A\ncnvr*-4 het*.
Tli^ physicians* at the Kanny AlUn I!t
•n'tal in ?hl« city. to-<liy aiinnun^l i!i.»t n
«r«ui ra ti'-n«. W»e#* nam- they r-Ms.l
s , meat, wax Kuffeiinß from t!>e eliwase.
Woman Spent $1.000. in Enjoying Her
cclf and Then Trot Her Life.
I'ltu-r.ur^, Aivil JT. -After htHn« i-r-nt
ji.r>ei «qrfn« lb« la " T tv " >"'" ri! an<l lUViin
tl.at I lie me.li.-V will) which t-h* «-t«'t.-eJ <,ut
lo , n t..> ber«Hf bad .l«ir.elle-l t-i ltS% Mrs,
Ida /oi.i. rs. •e*-<i foiiy-five >r«r^. i.t«t
< Din- 'V.I JK-T li -»»••«• '*±' v "" J"*!a'
' • .'.'rS 1 «r'. ' wit!, on!- , t !*• r-M- ;mi damp
• i nr.- han.l Artu;U carho'.le- aeM in the
j ' Th«- Met 'of «leir-.Wtruri»« 1 eir-.Wtruri» ! T. «■« in fu1fi1
,,,,., „. , r:»t«renj mad* \» ?•« ;>

„., more in riiitn' when Khe flm*a«a «.tn
i the W.CW fih* would kill nerfeii-
Wif. Hcdes. Awake for Fifty
Hours. Slumbers Again.
Neurologists Studying- Strange
Case — Woman Sees Dead
Children in Dreams.
Mr?. Elizabeth H<«de«. of No. 014
Blake avenue. Brooklyn, who has been
the victim of a baffling sleeping sick
ness for eighteen months, returned Into
! a state of narcolepsy yesterday, after
i she had been awake for fifty hours. The
, woman lapped into unconsciousness at a
I time when her husband and her two
i sons were making every effort to keep
j her awake. After sleep overtook her she
could not he aroused.
The case was reported to Dr. John D.
i Quackcnbos. who made a careful re
j search of similar cases and found that
the disease which has afflicted Mrs.
i Hodes has had no parallel in the history
i of medical science since 1777. when the
illness of the Lady of Xismes drew the
{ attention of all the European professors.
j The symptoms of the two cases appear
j almost exactly alike. The Lady of
! N'ismes recovered after she had been
treated by neurologists for six months.
"While I have not had an opportunity
to make a close study of the condition
of Mr?. Modes, it may be due to the ab
sorption of toxins, as from a decayed
j tooth or intestinal fermentation." said
j Dr. Quackenbos. "There are many in
stances of protracted sleep, but few
| cases have continued with regularity for
; any long period. The symptoms show a
: danger of approaching apoplexy, which
i would end the slot in death."
Dr. Quacker.bos advised the removal
'of Mrs. Hodca from her home to a
! neurological institute, where the case
j could be made a subject of further
: study. The woman gave a complete his
' tory of the case before she pave way to
, drowsiness yesterday. Although she
; was weak and emaciated, s-he laid that
i she was ready to submit to any tests
during her narcoleptic state.
Mrs. Hoiks awakened on Friday morn
; ing. She displayed no signs of drowsi
i ness on Saturday night, although she
! had been without sleep for thirty-six
; hours. There « re no indications of
j sleepiness at 7 o'clock yesterday morn
1 ing. but an lv>i:r and a quarter later she
| asked to be led to her bed
Bids Her Family Farewell.
"I am exhausted." said Mrs. If mica, as
I she bade farewell to her husband and
| children. Then i-h< prepared for the
' sleep from which she feared she might
: never awaken.
In her sleep Mrs. Ho.]. | appeared iik-
a dead jxrson. Her bod) was 'rigid and
i her Jaws wore sot like ■ vise. A pallor
I spread over her features and respiration
j was almost imperceptible. She would
! not rcsj uiid to the crude methods used
!by her husband and s«.ns in th» efforts
;to awaken her. Before she prepared for
1 another long s-leep Mrs. Hodcs told of
I her e-xperiences. £he said that her body
I was not susceptible to pain tiortag th"
i period of narcolepsy, and that she had
j no perception of anything thai goes on
; in the room where she sleeps.
"I lose control of all of my se-nses dur
i ing the sleeps." said Mrs. Hodes. Th
; attack usual!;. comes on with sudden
Swiftness. A heavy shroud seems to
i fall over my ryes. At the same time ■
dull noise drowns ordinary Bounds. My
! te'«jth snap together and my nose seems
[to clamp .'•hut. AH sense of feeling
I leaves my hand* and feet.
••It is a horrible sensation. l can feel
the muscles of my feet, my arms and my
face set tightly. Than a convulsion
overpowers my sens<- of thought, and I
kn<>\v nothing more until MM weird
dream arouses me. I leap from my be
as that dream reaches its climax, an 1
slowly • realize- th.t I have been la a
deep Bleep for perhaps two or five days."
Mrs. Hodcs believes that her eondjtion
is toe to 11111 1 1 1 -ii operations which stv
has undergone. In each case she was
under the influence of chloroform for a
period of four or u\> hoars. Bhe amid
that an attack of Insomnia followed t'a ■
last operatloa, and that she became: so
wcake ned that her system gave way to
Married at Sixteen.
Although Mrs. Hodi I it only thirty
eight years old. she has been married for
twenty-two years. There- were eleven
children, but only two sons and a daugh
ter are now alive. The last sleep if
three days began mi .i grocery store In
VAukr avenue, near Warwick street. Mr-.
Hodes had hee-n out of bed for eight
hours. She jrave an order for some* rro
rcri^s and then exclaimed that she felt
drowsy. Almost Immediately she sank
t<» the- floor. s-hi was carried to her bed.
where- eh>' remain* <1 until hr>r awakening
r.n Friday.
In describing the di • inn whi<*h cause !
her t« relipse from ih'* narcoleptic ■tut*.
MrP. IlCdes said that Hi. images of her
dead children usually appeared bofor««
her and that r.he would i art' on a long
•'imveTsntion with them. They In turn
wo«M . ,il' i:| ■■!> her to Join them in t:>
pplrlt world, nnd then, at the moment]
that hh rt was tabout to pas* over th» i
threshold ..t another life, she became
Mm. H. ■:■ s do« s not f*-"l any ill effects
from her long sleeps. During her ivakSng t
h.iur* she- nppeaff normal and shows un- ]
uMial j.er<et,ticjn of ge:i« ral topic:.. On j
her awak< ning s&e la •«bl« to t'l] altnoct i
1 exactly how many hoort have If •■<! j
] «.-jneV ph»* b< e'-sme- uncons'-lous, a«i«l ;•) - J
th"»s" n< often ?<»< s for dayi orlthont
i fond flic has r.e» extraordinary apr«#>tlt«-.
wiv.'i Dr. Quatkenboa vummed 'I' tlii
j.y;»iptomx whlcM|(have attended x it** d!f- )
fen nt ji^:ib'» «if the disease he said that |
i«n (Operation «n ih** base of the stcull l
miglit r«v-nl !»mJ Mrs. 11.- 1- - ;va.« Mit
| ferine l>oni a tinner whloli at times ill'
; off Ibe 1 lood Nipply to th<- brain.
•in tii* case c.f th<» Lady «>f N'litnn,
wliUli vas v f-rt^d ?n Prance In 1777
land '\hfei. i- recorded in i h'- memoirs of
i t!i'» A«vtfl:v.,y of n.-rlln. th«-re an- many
Ihyjr; i"T.» ahicb fit tli^ «-i.inlitlon of M lf(
)Ut]>f, • v.iid l»r. Quackenbos. "Hf-r at
i t«<"k» t'^ol. j.|,i« f nt sunrl.-e ,ir.<l at nextn.
The Qrsl Listed t-.utii within a ■hurt tlm,4
j .' t!u> oth'^r. nnl then Hi. woman re-
I maitied ancott^cloui until ntshtfall. when
i sh<- waa ;<s;.«in rcll-'vul.
"Th«- a««;«eU» <-a'r.e- with th<- name ie«r
tj!:«in >■ during the . i tit. Illnrss, The
L'<!'>' <»I Xip;ne* tn«^v food at lnt--rvji!f» i,f
'Aakefuln^ys Her sl« * p was* alw;»y« pro- i
f'">n<l. int under constant tirjitmtat th«j I
dise-ju'c gradually wore away."
Hotchkiss Criticises Settlement
of McCurdy Suits.
Committees Statement Called
\ Deceptive . When . Not Untrue
— -Evasion. of Law;; -
Superintendent Hotchkis»B of th»- State
Insurance Department severely criticises
several matters In the, affairs of the
Mutual Life Insurance Company in the
report to be filed to-day of his first ex
tensive examination of any life insurance
company since taking office, and the first
examination accorded the Mutual since
the Armstrong code went Into effect.
The examination was on the company**
statement of December 31, 150S, and it
deals with the Mutual'? affair? for the
years 1006. 1907 and 1908.
Close to a quarter of a million dollars,
the report states, was paid out by th«
Mutual over and above the- amount re
ceived in the final settlement of the Me-
Curdy suits, and in this echo of the Ufa
insurance investigation the present Su
perintendent finds, his chief criticism.
These suits, instituted for the purpose
of getting back some portion of the vast
sums of money which the Hughes Inves
tigation disclosed had been used for
lobbying at Albany, were put in the
hands of a 'distinguished committee of
Charles A. Pea body, president of th-»
company, said yesterday that the com
pany had maintained the spirit and letter
of the Armstrong law.
B< njamin K. Tracy. Edwin S. Marston.
H. Rieman Duval. Henry W. Taft and
Frederick H. Eaton composed that com
mitted, and they had as counsel Joseph
H. Choate and James McKeen.
Reason for the Settlement.
The committee reported that the ag
pregate amount of money claimed to
have been expended Improperly, restitu
tion of which was asked, "somewhat ex
ceeded $3.<»00.000," but because of de
murrers and various dilatory tactics in
terposed by the defendants, and also be
cause of numerous duplications and com
plications in the details of the claims,
the committee, on the advice and with
the approval of its counsel, r»'commondi"J
that all th< claims be settled upon a pay
ment by the Mutual of $750,000.
This payment was divided equally
among Charles H. Raymond & Co.. Rob-
Mi McCurdy and R. A. McCurdy. The
Raymond & Co. account was settled whon
the company pair! that firm dM difference
between $536,027 f«7. the amount of their
claims apainst the company, and the
$.'."."."00 agreed upon as their share of
the restitution fund, which subtracted
from the company's treasury the sum of
$406,527 97.
The company settled the Robert Me-
Curdy account by faying: him the dif
ference between 333*1.821 53. th. amount
of his counter claims, and $250.000!. or
tICS, which was a total <list>ursc
ti.•!-,'•<.: $487.349 50, which, with the ad
dition.;] restitution of $250,000 on the R.
A. McCurdy account, made the net sub
traction from the company's assets on
the matter of th- claims $237,349 50.
Says Statement Is Untrue.
Continuing, the Hotchkiss report says:
It. other words, the company actually paid
out More than it received in cash in the final
m ttlement of these i Latins the sum of $£.{?,-
J4t* 50. Whether the wttlement made by the
company was Advantageous or not. the fact
la that the settlement was made upon a
statement of facts by the committee which
la untrue in at least two particulars ami
deceptive iii me more, namely:'
First, the committee makes this state
mci.t "'after allowance for the various dv
i licatl< us and after limiting the amounts
claimed to the causes of action which had
accrued within the six-year statute Of lim
itations, tiie fates of tin claims somewhat
exceed J3.oto.oCo.**
The fact i.< that the amount, even accord
ing to the figure* which the committee had,
was &932&063. and the settlement in addi
tion involved several hundred thousand dol
lars of commission accrued and to accrue
under the claimed "wasteful contracts."
Second, the committee stated that - 'as a
net result of the settlement the company's
surplus has been increased above the
amount shown In the December sheet by
1730.000.** As an actual fa. ' the surplus was
increased *>>■ only $4^.233 47, for the reason
that the commuted value »t the future
commissions on the i tracts above re
ferred to **as not charged as a liability.
Third, th« statement that "the acKreßate
■mount claimed in the complaints In the
actions at law exceeded 16.000.000, these
• •lainis helm; for unliquidated damages. ' is
deceptive in that this implies at least that
approximately •J6.ofiO.UW -t claims were set
tled for <::<•.<»■' when actually, If the com
pany had a cause of action on account of
the improvident contracts, it certainly was
entitled to dam»irefl on account of further
payment for which It was liable tinder the
contracts as well as for amounts .paid,
which wou<d brinsj the amount involved in
the settlement to approximately |*.TOO,QOO.
It seems to us that either the committee
did not know me fa^ts or purposely misled
the board of directors.
Superintendent Hotchklu brings th
flat charge of deception ovon more di
rectly in tho oocond point of criticism
which h« raise*.
Armstrong Law Evasion.
Tin- company** expenditures im-l- r the
he-ad of "'supervision of old busing?,"
which amounted to $334*144.09 in 190$.
th** report says, really won* paid «mt not
for supervising old business, but nub
•tantlally In th** form of bonuses to those
iRi-pis who were m"st successful in get
ting new business.'-* thus defeating tho
purposV/bf one section ot th»* Armstrong
law. which limit the amounts to be paid
to a«rrnts.for new 1 ll^ih'
The rT'Tt n aki s no «.-h;ir«?e of error
or ili-rr>j.tlon on the third point rritl.'FPd,
but lh»vbald fact." are '■'*„] in the
follow Ing manner:
Th«» • K.'iiintK-i * also note that in lf*»J. dur
ing si r mpniirn for tl>e «-lo<ti«»n if director)
under the .mi' i.«l» ■! laws. th»- company In
rr«*:^«»«l its n Rents" advance* b> iiumc than
i|"i.!.i> tli«- amount paid durlni,' nny other
quarter el lh«- rear, «»»<1 <|rt! duriiii; the
«-nin#- j'orj< <\ t!i«- m.i'i.iu'M fx|M>n«l*<i fir,<..
15119 more than thoy Im.l hefn itithnria <1
t-» «-\|>« ii«l by the rommlMV* ..' t!,. i'«irt
Of rttr»CtPri». In (In- follow mc ' • ■.iv th*
CHnmlHcf 1 niilh«>rlr»ii ti«* vrl itui nt i Irtii
pliy nil of lh**»^ rnlv*n>os as uncollwt«bl«.
ChartM A. P«ntodj', pr^sid^nt of »!i.-
Mutual I.if* l'i*nr;i;i« <'«>mpahy. yt-Ft^r
•! ■• Ray* "tit a stut* runt in Which l-i
rlinfirtfrl7«d *■ t«»o filly la rHsvu^a" th.
iwn rritii isms relating to exp^odttun-M
under 1 1 1 •-■ h- 11! of "•apfrvtiiori i if oh]
lmslrr«fi" nn«l th*»" a«lv.'inc<>B '■• .cji n'!« in
tli «]lr«<"tor»' «anip.«lgn of 1906.
"It Is HiilTUii-nt to m.if. .' *;«ld Mi Poa
|,..l\ "that In s-plrlt Mm*.- cHtlcUmJ iils
. pn ■< lit l!« fi< t f«.*'
Mutual* President Antwera.
As to (ho criticism regarding thf: m»i
tk merit ..I Ih- UrC'urd) gyitp. Mr. I'ea
< iinliuiirj o n tlilrd |4,»
Princeton's President Attacks
Protestant Church Methods.
Universities Need Democratic
Regeneration — Fears for the
Country's Future.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.!
Pittsburg. April 17.— Woodrow 'Vilson.
president of Princeton University, was
the guest of honor at the Princeton
alumni banquet here last night, and he
improved the opportunity to make an
' address which amazed his two hundred
college hearers. He attacked the meth
ods of Protestant churches of the present
day, denounced privately maintained col
lege*. and said, in short, that the college
l»rcd man of to-day would not do. He
then launched into political conditions,
and closed his fiery address with the fol
lowing:: %
"If she loses her self-possession, Amer
ica will stagger like France through
fields of blood before she ' a^ain finds
peace and prosperity under the leader
ship of men who know her needs."
In part, the head of Princeton Uni
versity said:
"How does the nation judge Prince
ton? The institution is intended for
the service of the country, and it is by
the requirements of the country that it
will be measured. I trust I may be
thought among the last to blame the
churches, yet 1 feel it my duty to say
that they— at least the Protestant
churches— are serving the classes and
not the masses of the people. They
have more regard for- the pew rents
than for the men's souls. They are
depressing the level of Christian en
"It is thr same with the universities.
\W look for the support of the wealthy,
and neglect our opportunities to serve
the people, it is for this reason the
«t:ite university is held in popular ap
proval, while the privately supported in
stitution to which we belong is coming
to suffer ;i r«>rres|M>nd:ng loss of esteem.
"While attending a recent Lincoln
celebration I asked myself if Lincoln
would have been as serviceable to the
people of this country had he been a
college man, and I was obliged to say to
mytM that he would not. The process
t«> which the college man is subjected
doe? not render him serviceable to the
country as a wholf It is for this rea
son that I have dedicated every pMW
in me to a dermH-ratle regeneration.
"The American college must have be
come saturated in the same sympathies
a* the common people. The colleges of
this country must l>e reconstructed from
tin top to the bottom. The American
j ei>p)e will tolerate nothing that savor j
of exclusivenesa. Their political parties
are going to pieces. They are busy with
their n.ural regeneration, and they want
loaders nhn can help them to accom
plish it. Only those leaders who seem
able to promise something of a moral
advance are able to secure a following.
The people are tired of pretence, and 1
ask vuu. as I'rinceton men, t«> heed what
• s ,;oins on."
Its Discovery Followed by the
Arrest of Two Men.
Broken Bow. Neb.. April IT.— Word was
received here last evenins that DM body of
O. F. Hamilton, the man who assisted
cruet Service men In unearthing lan 1
frauds in Northwestern Nebraska, had been
found n«ar the town of Mullen. Hamilton,
it is reported, was murdered. He had been
missing for two years.
Recently citizens of Hooker County ■*■!
a rcaoest to Governor Shellenberger asking:
him to institute an ln«f stißation of the dis
appearance of Hamilton, whose activities,
it was stated, had brought upon him the
enmity of men suspected of land frauds.
fif.vcrnor Shellenberser turned the matter
over to the county authorities at Mullen.
The flndlnß of the body was brought
about by ■ confession made, yesterday by
Frank Cleavlnger. who tiled an aflMavit
statins that C W. Rector and himself lad
been unwilling witnesses to the murder,
and charged H. C Mclntyre. now a Bur
lington brakeman. with having committal
the »rime. t~l< a I llH< f states that C W.
Hector and himself Mere compelled to as
sist Mclntyre. under threat «»f death, in
buryiiis the body.
Cleavinger and Mclntyre are now undfT
nrrest in connection with the alleged mur
der of Hamilton. C W. Rector. implicated
in the confession of Clfavinger. H mJssina;.
Although Hamilton had been missing for
twit years, the body taken from the hastily
made crave was identified ty a ling on a
owing to th* excitement at M:til»>p Mi-
Ir.t>re has be*n removed to Grand Island
as a precautionary measure.
Attempt to Go from Cambridge to
Albany in Five Days.
[By T .!*. rnrh ■• Th* Tribune |
«'amrnlds*<\ Mas. April 17.— Thre* mom
l.^rn of th«» Harvard Law s<-hoo| are plan
nine a "■hike" to Albany. Tlioy ;«r.> l-\ L,
I-#»wiH. «>f .^t Lous; I; Hntrhcmft, of
Paris. K. . .iii.l A I N»M;«»s. of Charles
ton. S. i' The walk must be mailo In riw
dayj«. If don* 1 In that time .i cum .if
'ii..ii.\ will ha mi ■!•■.! o\cr to the throe,
i.ii.l If they fall they usref to walk the re
turn journey. Much interest I- shown, as
the u!ii\'-rsi'\ is • I \V* > Pti>n wild," and many
"t the Btydenta are taking long dally
\< a Ik*
Returns to War Department After 17
Days at the White House.
Washington. April 17.~ Having ierved
■••■•• ntt«i djjra aa private secretary to Men.
Tiift. Mlaa M.iry l>rtn<lrl<lg<> Splrrs has re
s-iKnr.3, anil beginning t.. -morrow will ••■
-inn. li«t i)i;f.-> in thf War Deiartinrnt.
H*»r JiiiTiKMir lias not yrt 1..-.: i ,1,... i.
All tint Mint Spfera uhil.j v v •••-nisht
In rrkird ta the ii'ait.. : was: >..,■ ran
dimply !-m\ Hint I thought It [>*»« to rHume
m\ <lutlos .1 ti . v nr Dfrartmcnu"
■•>• '•" >«;iii< prior in April 1. \\li*n she
i<• ■ ii.ii- Mis Tartu necrctan*. mi»» Spi^r*
«'»■< 111 <•»* «!»«♦• of ihi* , -„ „, KPtieral
. if t!ir army, to which shf Mill return. She
i> n native of Halifax County, N. >'
'hi Board Bteamshtp Caracas, •< Sea.
April IS il.\ United Wfrtlen Td^rapl.) —
W. J. Bryan, In i ■•x|...n ; to a i..pi.nt for
an liu*rvi<»vv I'oiici-iiijiiK hi* ....I truvt-is
ami lit- political !(!«>.;» MM:
•I h.ivf !■,-*„ , ut .f toiioli of IM n^>v-
i>apcri« a . long that I am not iircn-ired to
dlscuts politics."
** I lilt Vj \*.\\s • I.M H.r.HHM;: rwo«r>T«.
Atlantic Transport Liner on
Rocks at Scilly in Foe:.
London, April IS.— The Atlantic
Transport line steamer Minnehaha Is
ashore at Sri 11 y. near Bishop's Rock,
according to a wireless message received
from her at Lloyd's signal station at
the Lizard at 2:10 o'clock this morning.
The Lloyds have telegraphed to F;il
mouth for assistance. The wind Is west,
light, with dense fog.
Hugh Town. Scilly Islands. April IS.
4:30 a. — The Minnfhaha is ashore ••
Seilly Rooks, with sixty- four passengers.
All are being landed on Bryer Island, one
of the western islands of the group. The
captain will not leave his ship. The
steamer went ashore in a dense. fog.
I The Mlniiehaha sailed from New York on j
April » with sixty-one cabtn passengers. I
Among them was Frederick Keppel. of New j
York. •
The passenger list of the Minnehaha j
Mrs. E. F. Allan |A. G. Holmes
Mr". 11. Bateman I Harry Jurist
1 F.nuar.l W. Beach (Frederick Kepp«l
: Miss Sarah Beach I Robert Km*
F{ F. Bevan .lohn Koehr
i H. F'etet Boot iMlss M. H. I.add
\C. T. Bowrlnsr IS. Lamberg-er
i Thornton K. Brown '.John A I^»nj;f
j Mi- Louts falvert jßrabazon Lowther
! HIM Ray «"alvi»rt IG^orK? F Marlon
Miss Pansy Calvm Mr-< Marion
A E. «'.-'. i* i top Edward M*rrltt
O. F. Cartwrfßht lA. H. Mitchell
, .1 H. Caryl Mr« Mltrhell
Mm. Caryl Miss I>. B. Moon^y
If I'f-r.y folson P J SH'onnell
Miss B. Cat— 'Mrs C. J. Nix. .1
' H. V. M. Cotes ••. K. Ovinston
I Miss M I. Farini Mr* Ovinjtton
!Mm J. B. Flndlay I. Robe*
! I. A Gale (Harold Schultz
|F. S. Gostenhof<r , ! Dr. A. P. Morro-h
! Mrs. Oostrnhofer i Shannon
Mr« I. M. Graham I Mins ■■«■■
K^nnrtb ( •. Grant I Miss Marion Srrith
Miss Mary Gregory I Mrs A. \V. S'tarkey
If. P. H. mini; IX I" Trousdell
Mrs. John Hewston |C Walter*
I Miss A. A. Hewston Mi?* B. Walters
j James Milliard V: A. Will
Mr? HlUUrd I
The hr.me of Frederick Keppel, who is I
wel! known collector and dealer in rare
engravings and etchings at No. 4 East 39th
street, is at No. 239 East 17th street. One
o his sins Is dean of Columbia College.
The Minnehaha is a cargo carrier of 1'».4!3
tons, with limited accommodations for cabin
passengers only. She was built in Belfast
in 190).
The Scilly Islands are off the southwest
coast of England, about thirty miles from
Land's Bad.
Nuncio at Vienna Without In
structions from Rome.
Rome. April IT. — The meeting of ex-
President Roosevelt and th- Papal
Nuncio at Vienna. Monsignor Granito di
Belmonte Pignatelll. after Ambassador
Kercns's luncheon yesterday, was evi
dently not expected by the Vatican. As
rumors are already in circulation thai
the Papal Xuncio bore a message from
the Pope to Mr. Roosevelt, the Vatican
to-day issued the following statement:
"The Papal Nuncio at Vienna -lid not
ask for any instructions concerning his
visit to Mr Roosevelt, nor were any in
structions sent to him from the Vatican.
Therefore, as the supposition that the
Nuncio Ml charged with ? communica
tinn to Mr. Roosevelt is deprived of any
foundation, so It is certain that hi.- visit
cannot have any *!>•-<■!. significance."
Vienna. April 17. — It is understood
from a competent source that the Papal
Nuncio here took the Initiative in his
visit to Mr. Roosevelt, when Ambassador
Kerens made the opportunity possible,
arid also that, without pretending to
speak for the Vatican, he expressed to
Colonel Roosevelt, to whom, he said, the
Catholics of America owed much, his
personal regret that any unfortunate In
cident had occurred in Rome.
Bodies of Four Men Found in
Wreck of Engine.
Oil City. Perm.. April 17.— In the wreck
of a locomotive found at the foot of *
steep embankment on the Baltimore A:
Ohio narrow gauge line, between Ship
pcnville and Clarion, the bodies of four
men were ft^nd to-day.
They were those of an engineer. Kel
ley; a fireman. Watson, of Foxburg; 1).
Dennison and M Nvuland. of I,ueinc!a.
Tilt- latter were friends of the engineer
and fireman. The wreck occurred daring
the night at a time when no other trains
were moving, and it is believed that th?
party was having a "joy ridt:" in the en
gine cab. *
Member of Rensseiaer Freshmen
Team Struck in Temple.
Troy. N. V . April 17.— John F. Bairns,
ii' this city, ;i mpmlit'r <>( th»» freshman
tlass of th» Rensselaer Polytechnic Ifi
stitut*'. died to-day M »he lesult of be-
Ipk struck on the temple by a pitched
hal! Un Saturday hi ■ baseball sum !»•
twron tIM freshman nine of tlif institute
ami the Tr. y HiKh School team. Burns
apparently recovered front th- shock, but
to-day relapsed Into un •••nsrioiirness and
• li.d.
1>. .! ur-'. 111.. April 17. - tinman
Schiinitt, twMitjr-eUthl >f>ar» old. v mem
[„ i- of ,1. il !.;>-. !m!! Kam, \»u» klllr«l
to-day by being str t ' by a l.i 1 ov^r
the ll' lit .
Schmiti «as *** bat Aftor Nlns struck
hV start* 1 *! to walk to first b:is»\ but fell
and M«4 ••''! after. TIM Sf Loali
pitcher • ' v I-; • 1«1 f««r Ike : ■•■•mi. r
Fifty Dogs Killed and a Dozen
Children Made I!!.
" |Xv Te!c{.-«r>h lo Th# TrtbOM |
M.«unt Victory, Ohio, April 17.— At
J«ast tlfty dogs WOT* killed and n t!uz»-n
children made 111 In the last two week!
h^rt- as a result of the •" .itt.Ttns of
potfon^d miid] through the sir»-t>
Y. ■ t<l.i i . a tmck^tful "f thd'olatfß
xtyrc fi'tiinl ah«">tit th« town, and an anal
ysis ■ h'«^>'l that each i ••• ■- • ir I w»ody
was loaded with enough stryrhn!ne» to
kill a ehlld.
Th«» Town Council will met tomor
row ami t;«kf drastic ••■ i's t«> stop the
practice unl brine th** | ■» r->n or persons
who committed tho acts t<> justice, spc
clal detective* will ba • :n i ►!• •> «<l .•> make
;i lliuli'W> ii\» stieatlon. The police us
•ert they have several clew*.
Secure Nine Registered Pouches
and Make Their
California Bandits Set Engine
Running Wild — Quick Work
Saved Passenger Train
in Its Way.
Benlcia, Cat.. April 17.— China-
Japan mail, which left San Francisco
over the Southern Pacific Railway for
the East at i) o'clock on Saturday night.
was he-Id up by two masked men at
>l r.< two miles east of here, early to
day, and robbed of nine pouches of res;
The train carried no express matter.
Four of the pouches have been reco\-
ered. but the robbers rifle.i the others.
and now are hiding in the hills between
Martinez an i Oakland. Sheriffs* posses
from two counties, detectives and post
office inspectors on horses and In auto*
mobiles are engaged in the man hunt.
The robbers were well armed, and a bat
tle is expected.
The passengers on the train were not
disturbed, and several of them did not
learn of the robbery until this morning.
After getting the mailsacks the robbers
cut the engine loose from the train and
sent it wild, throttle open, down the
main track to the east.
In the direct path of the engine was a
section of passenger train No. 5. west
bound, heavily loaded. But for the pres
ence of mind of a telegraph operator at
Suisun a collision would have taken
place. The engine was thrown into a
ditch in the nick of time. „
The train robbery is the first in Cali
fornia for several year?. It was plotted
and executed in spectacular fashion.
Demanded the Treasure Box.
Before the fast mail arrived at
Benicia two men who had left Oakland
on another train two hours earlier and,
had pot off their train on the Port
Costa ferry climbed unobserved on the
rear end of the fast mail's locomotive.
The train had gone less than five miles
from Benicia when the stowaways
crawled over the oil tank of the tender
and pointed revolvers at the heads of
the engineer and fireman, ordering 1 them,
to stop the engine and get off.
"We are not going to hurt you." one
of the robhers said; "all we want Is the
treasure box."
The engineer* and fireman quickly
complied. Then the robbers compelled
the engineer and fireman to get into the
mail car, which was in charge of Her
bert J. Black and his assistant. Thomas
| A. Clancy.
; . "Throw.- out the registered mail
pouches," the robbers ordered.,
Black started to tos-s out the newspa
ier sacks, but the rohhers detected the
ruse at once. They threatened to kill
the clerk unless he gave them the regis
tered mail. Black complied. The engine
crew then was forced to carry the nin-»
sacks to the engine. The engine anri
mail car were uncoupled from thy
coaches rilled with sleeping passengers
and run down the track two miles. Here
the mail pouches were thrown oat. ttv?
engine was uncoupled and its throttle
pushed wide open. The engfae dash*!
forward on its wild Journey toward a
passenger train coming westward to
ToUnas. sixteen miles east, passing the
first section on a siding at Cygnus.
Passenger Train Saved.
As the engine passed the station at
Suisun the operator noticed that it was
running wild. He immediately reported
to the • lisp.iti office at Oakland and
received instructions t.» call Tolenaa
and instruct them to derail the oncom
ing engine. The second section „f
Train X■• ">. westbound, had Just ar
rived at T<>li - under orders to wait
there faff the China-Japan mail The
switch was thr<v.^ n. and the runaway en
gine, by this time pretty well relieved of
steam, ran on a siding and smashed into
a string «>f boxc\irs.
In tii> mean time the mMmI wfre
ir.itkins their escape across San Pabt>
Bay. Tit ■• which the Sacramento River
emetics. The news of the robbery had
pone up anrl down the line ami posso.j
were formed quickly.
Just befort fWine with the mail sacks
the robbers fired four shots Co frighten
off immediate pursuit. Even this dM
not awaken the p.'issensrers. The *pp n <"ter
hrani the shr.ts antt locked all th«» tl«x>r*
t»> tho slft-pins: cars. The train was «>n
ittn» !i for some ;:•:<* until an fnglr.^
na.t so« ure<l from Sacrsuncnta It then
was hurried intr. Sacrarr.t-nt^. arrivinjr at
i; oVI«K:k this m.>r:
A c^'x! «!os< riitlon of th* bandits w;»*
furnished hy a man on the f*rryb«>;it.
who had • ibserved them as thry huns;
about I'ort Costa mttfns for the train.
Th»\v aj'p«-ar*<l to tv railway mechanics,
and from th^ir familiarity «ith '.h»> cn
gin»- ofltolats it i.-» tbonchl the rubbers
are former r.ulway employes.
Heading for San Francisco.
Thtlr trnlt ha.-* boon folUtwed to the
rough hill country hetween Martinez and
«,aklan<l. and 1* •» b*ttfT»d they are
hrad«d toward San Francisco and ha.r-9
N>*ar where the bnndlts l«»f t the en-
Kine a road leridy 'O the east bank of th«
bay. The men ran down this road tr» i
rowfcoftt concealed In the buslus. Th«»
four mckl they did not take with them
\>ero found lnt»»r !^ll^nK thr ed^>» of th 1 ?
tr;uk. They evMontly hid fill.- from
ih»- ensine after it hn<l been uncoupled
from the train.
From th<» point where their boat wtM
moor»il the NltMttta r<»\»»r! directly across
!h.» bay to Pulls Head Point, one and a
half miloa east ■•< Martinez. There tht*y
abj»ndon«»d th»- Nnt. In fiimbinc th »
b.mk one of ttv» men slipped ami lost ;i
SS-« ilibre r-fvotver and a pair of fleM
silass'-s. ;. .\ '■ : :
Yrom the point where the boat wn*
abandoned all trace of Ilk* m^n was lost.
but before daylifiht ci horse Mti.l bu?sry
were stolen, supposedly by the robbers,
fr^m 9 stable In Martincs.
iwtwten 3 and i o'clock In the morn
ini: O»»rj?e Frasl»-r. * farmer livlnsj three
in!?»a .«st of .Martinez, heard a horso
and hugßv driven past his house nt n
wild pa ■:«•. This ha^ lent ileHnlt^ dircv
tlon t>» the chase, which early in the af
teinoon centred In the h»ll.^ und in a.
opco country ».ln.g to Oakland.

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