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UH New York Waiting to See
What the Senate Does.
Shortt and Lee Measures as
Passed by Assemblymen,
Both Well Supported.
a <T citizen in New York City Is Imer
♦pd in what .•• Ita face appears to be a
sncie^'hat technical controversy over the
,-eTiti 1 of the two different btUa now be-
f — J iff lxriflature designea to carry out
c. •. ' ' :il amendnient pro\-idinc
" , iK»r.<J» i«^ :ed for rapid transit or dock
-^rpoivs jr:or to January 1. ltlO. may be
23aded from the determination of the
««tt '•i^- !t ln tJ "*" proportion In which tkaaa
jeprovemrnt? are f=eif-F«rportin«:.
Onf H^i !■■■■ as the c'.iy bill, which
__p mtro<J'.: iv AFsemMyman Shortt nt
t t, f jnftan''<' <' l orporation Counsel Wat
; asking . f the Mayor. The
jf^r ftl^ w!;uh was '•' "■ ■»•'•"'•' '1 by As
ian l^* 1 . was drafted by Everett V.
.^t<cu ■ I : !ten> Inion. Not caring
— .. k . nnsJbantw of choosing he
ur tw Mils, the Assembly has
u-u^-; '.'. r~. 1 "h. In the Senate both are
... haJ 1 -^ • ' :"*": "*" Judiciary Committee,
ftgsy are onxiously sjaxMhaaß to nee which
trill come I
iftaaatH " l ■ T^" till declare that
vrsifT • • HBB mipht be two years
- .• ; > Bfti could br cx
jjg^fl . • the case with which a
' xx _ a , *■ . I >ld up •„•.-•
f , .i , : bonds to be excluded by
' j. proceeding. Purthermore,
. • that the city Ml Is unona
r . . . • at m | bond* that mlgtit
. . - t-:.rh an extension of the
a alwaya be. aubject to at
tack A> ' counting on the $47.-
(' ■ " * transit bonds, which wonld
|i aVSaOBfI '"nm compulation of the debt
• ••:!.:•.-.' n for the lmm*-
■ .v tubways. it is a mat-
in •„, rv one i* JntereFted to have
I •;. h will arcoirr.^h the
• ■
., t • i ...;.:•«;>.
Difference Between Them.
Isti',-.. , : • ■ "1 details, the dif
mnr*** ' '* v ■'•■' sriJ t " ■ I^ee
v . • r;ty bill provides that the
Board of '>tirr.ate and • ■•; -.rtionment
j.w.j.l (Jeter: .f. f - raMo betw<-en '.he cur
rr .' r ' vtl rew D* a:.d tb» outgo. F.nall df
:.m'>ur.t cf bonds ou|r
f IBS lit' a: t-iiall certify ruch ' ""In*
nnn tc < Hate Division of the Su
pMß* (' - ; - ' a:iJ tn * court e).&\\ there
::••-:" tn order determttflßS the
ajßjgr/ t to Jie so excluded."
■ : the Lee bill the Board
of Qd • ■ :;mlnated, and the task of
tr.e-r- the facts Jufilcially Is ; laced
0m •'■ ■ Division., tie detenni
sjstior not be subject to ar.y
i •• -a.l fctiack.
■ • • : ' - v >- nni-.i of K^timate
ir^*- ; übttc htaarirpp and "may" In
a i • .- ' ts! •-iony or af
£ia^ " . • ' I i' 1 - Opponents «J this rr.eas
:-.at the l.oard would have a
cl-tr, .' ;;ress cr.y objertorp. Such
t: r r r::p!-.t th< r. ret an Injunction
• Hoard of Kstlraate from
. with the work. Tr.ls= would tie
tt# r •:;> while the case was beta*
f-r Should tre decision be In favor of
the '.':■ ar. rir;"-al could be taken to the
3LATS the eld private plant!
Power from central station
means economy, and conren
ieccp. saving of labor and elimina
tion of danger.
ffo hoveling of coal and oiling
cf engines.
Ko waste of power, to friction
Wide ranre of speeds, adjusted
by lie turn of a controller handle.
Absence of smoke and vibration.
Mot? iigbt-
GreLvtr cleanliness.
BBf ,-; cart^ti on to increasing
fsHimuds fox power.
Povr. .-; — just as much or as little
as w£itew— every hour in the day,
••try c^y fti the year.
The economy of motor-drive for
factory or shop can be readily
fcfjrec; Cuil us.
S6e New York
Edison Company
At Your Service
SS r>u«n« Vr- r «t Tclepbcoc U'ortb 3000

fated llcuitttt!
p urn rtmoaa cr tLstwntßi
Oft the
Original — »* Genuine
"Ot/ietA au JmiiatiC7i£ %
""■u.«»i.ieiU!iiEn«*'.T !«po*x:r
Hot in any Milk Trust
9ayini.iM <.n "HORLICK*S"
Take a package >■■*»
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tARPET i . muifli
*H "vVcm s<ih Si j
Appellate Division, with the usual delay,
and again, if the decision was with the
city, the case could be taken to the Court
of Appeals. It might take all of two year*
or more for *>;ich an action to reach a final
det, rminatlor. and If the final result was
with the city the Board of Estimate would
»>* Just where It started, and in the mean
time the city wo ild have been without sub
ways. For while the Injunction might bo
dissolved, it would be Impossible to sell
bond* over which hung the cloud of a
Not Constitutional. They Say.
furthermore, the opponents of the city
Mil Intimate It probably does not comply
ihe constitution, which provides that
"appropriate jurisdiction shall be conferred
upon the Appellate 7
On the other hand, the backers of the
CKasaßs Vnlon Mi BBV that they give a
chance for all persons interestM, taxpayer*
or bondholders, to jii'prar !>ef ire the court
and utate their objections. It is provided
that tf tnv lw>ues af fart are to be deter
mined the Apprl-ate PI vision may refer
them to a Supreme Court justice, who
must hold daily hearing* unt.l he has de
termined the fart* and reported them to
the Appellate 1 ■
Whatever objections any taxpayer might
have could be presented in the course of
the hearing, and would be decided at once.
Of course, the work of the court could not
be held up by an Injunction, and. as stated,
th«» Citizens I'nion bill provides that the
determination of the Appattaat Division
Khali not be subject to any collateral at
The supporters of the city bill hold that
It Is the best because they say the Board
of Estimate is the bes-t body to determine
primarily questions of finar.ee, and that Its
method would be the Bast expeditions.
Charged with Aiding Coleman in
Looting Bank.
r,ostcn. April r.-The arrest to-night of
William J. KeMeher by United States dep
uty marshals reawakened Interest In the
case of George W. Coleman, the $i:-a-week
bookkeeper who is held on account of the
discovery of a shortage of upward of $**>,<.« A)
in the accounts of the National City Lank
of Cambridge. Kelleher is known among
I.l* friends as "l:jg Bill." He is char. in
a complaint morn out by Frederick I*.
Schmidt, special agent of the Department
of Justice, with "aiding and abetting
George W. OMetnan in misappropriating
the funds of the National City Bank."
Kelleher was indicted to-day by the federal
grand jury, pitting ii; special session. The
chief evidence was given before the grand
Jury by a young woman
At the time of Coleman's arrest there
were many rumors placing part of trie re-
Fjonsiblllty for the banks shortage on the
bookkeeper's dealings with a called faro
gang, and the federal and city authorities
started an Investigation along that line, but
with no definite results hitherto. Kelleher,
who has been living at his home in Win
throp during the Investigation. was brought
to this city by the police. On account of
the absence of the United States Commis
sioner who Issued the warrant ne was un
able to secure bail.
Supreme Court Affirms Order to
Bring Books to Jersey.
Trenton. N .T . April :: — The State Su
pneme Court this afternoon rendered an
opinion affirming th< preme
Court Jusiir-e Swayie, in which the Na
tional Packing Company • r beef
packing concerns we:e ordered to br:n<
their books within the State of New Jersey
for examination by the Hudson County
Grand Jury
-re r. Garv< n, of Hudson
County, i« desirous ol ~ the grand
J-iry of Hudson County examine the books
of the packing companies in connect! "n
w:th the prosecutions he has brought
against them for BjBBJBi conspiracy to
maintain high prices of meats.
The decision handed dowsj to-day proba-
My sjfal be carried to th- Court of Errors
jind Appeals.
High Cost of Living Causes Curtail
ment at Waltham.
Boston, April 22 —The high cost of the
riere.^arles at life is injuring tt.e watch
Ua4e of the country, according to jewellers
and other sellers of time pieces. In conse
quence business has been dull In manu
facturing circles. Following five shutdowns
since Christmas, the Waltham Watch Com
pany • '-day placed eight hundred of its
employ on half-time and a hundred eth
ers were laid off Indefinitely.
The Klgin Watch Works at FJgin. 111..
are ■it down, and 11 is reported it. Wal
tham that othtr concerns are running
Boston Dealers Say Farmers Are Re
ceiving High Prices.
Boston. Apri: 22 -The plans of the milk
fanr.crs to force the Boston contra to
continue the winter schedule of prices by
withholding shipments after May ;, are not
iered seriously by the large dealers
la tbla city.
<" H. Hood, cf v- P. Hood I <"o, said
■ that the contractors had i" pro
•. . • the- consumer, and that the farmers
-uiiplvtng the Boston ma:ket were rec<i\-
,i x hVi.-r prirt-f ti.nn ti.uf-e sen iir.g their
• i Ik :o N>w York, I'hllade'.r hia or Chicago.
George Whtttnc of D. Whitinp A: Boaa,
paid tnat the derrKinds. of the pr< ducera
wie Bnjnst* a: that he did not believe
t: < >• would go si far as to cut off the oity
from f ■
Fire Chief Croker made the request lan
n:pM that < hints and others be on
t: < ir guard agair.M a young man who, Uur
'.:.;_' tbt !a>t f< -w days, has been represent
j:.g h'.rnsself as a son of the chief and ob
taining goods and money by means of
checks bearing the forged ■■■ " Ed
ward F. Croker. Chief *rokcr asks that
the swindler be held when !.e next makes
hi* appearance.
The reoulsi'ion proceedings against Ix.;;ls
A and Anglo <*el!a, aocust-d in an brffct
. , • • found in Washinirton of operating the
Standard Grain and fMaeft Km<lia-, of
Jer«' >' Clty t In violation of law. were con
tinued yesterday before Dnttad
comrr.issiorie 1 " Shields. Howard Taylor, who
represented the Cellas, sni<l t>:ai thT bM
roanmltt'd no rTTrurti against the United
states. Mr. Shields reserved derision and
asked counsel to f'lef ' Ie briefs on April 1.8.
Mil - ■-■ ■' mote bojuf.il reports were
plven la«t nlcht of the condition of Ifred
♦•ri'-k Gfbhard. w II known in club, society
Ind racing riiclcM, wi.e is s«r!ously ill In
*s ...... .• ■ in the -- -: r-l House, at
; flisi rd atrart. Mis: «;ebl.ard. who
rnrne here hurriedly from Washingum >•«*
t.'-rdav tald last nt^ht that the doctor!
gave Ti.cr h.-s»' for Ihe M-c'.verv <>t h'l
AHany. April R.-The creation of a cm
mission rf one Senator and two AsfetnMv
„'„„ to invrrtip-ate :.nd to rerK.rt t.. the
BBaßllTl m 3U with refer.n.e to < erne.
„« re-n.i<r\ cocpoimtlani and vmtmttn
„,„. < .n< i r \ til| 1t1 , rr>(1 ,.,.,,
White, of Ro, better, and
V:^m.' .'■■'■■■- >--_:_^ j _iii_
The Sunday TRIBUNE to-morrow will
contain an announcement of a remark
able serie. of hand-colored Photo rav- o
—... v%hicH may be secured by takin 9
<f nd p«y"iO 1C: c * ntt ' 2 ctntß cxtr "
" mail). Don't fail to read to-morrow's
< -.rtinn«l from flr«t f«tr
sentiment of the district at the time when
they are called upon to submit designations
for nominations.
Hard to Defeat Designations.
In the larger political units it would be
substantially impossible to defeat the desig
nations of "these year -old committee-men,
because the labor and the expense of a
contest would bo so great. In an emer
gency such a contest might be waged about
the Governorship, but we cannot conceive
that any considerable number of men would
think it v orth while to carry on a contest
over the whole state about the nomination
of one of the minor state officials.
The True method of Improving the quality
or men for the. minor state offices Is by
adopting the principle of the shirt ballot,
under which these officials would be named
by the Governor, with the approval of the
Senate. In the same way that the President
now names his Cabinet. The nominations
of Governor Hughes himself are evidence
that state conventions are responsive to
public sentiment vigorously and generally
expressed, as far as the Governorship Is
Third— The Hlnman-Green bill, by pro
viding that official deisgnatlona of candi
dates to be submitted to the voters of th*
parties at the primaries must be made
eleven weeks before Election Day. neces
sarily takes the element of spontaneity out
of party action. Public sentiment has
often forced good nominations upon un
wi.llng conventions by growing in volume
as the convention day approached, but
under the Hlnman-Green bill no such op
pattontty for growing popular sentiment to
affect party nominations is afforded, unless
it l>e assume^ that popular sentiment can
accommodate Itself to the provisions of this
MO ar?d reach its climax in the month of
Effect on County Committees.
Fourth — The Hi:»man-Green bill provides
that every election district shall be repre
sented in the count y committee by one
corr,niltt(-vman. and that every such com
miiteemajj shall live in the district he rep
resents. In a grtat city such territorial
limitations upon representation cannot help
working badly. What every party need* is
to get into its county committee as many
of !u strong members as possibles and it is
unreasons to insist that two strong men
mi!?t live on opposite sides of th« same
street dividing election districts, as would
often .be the case, in order that both may
be in the county committee. We think that
any Mil should be changed in this respect.
Undtr thes* circumstances your petition
ers suggest nat the Hlnman-Green bill be
amended so is to retain th* direct primary
system therein provided, so far as It re
lates to nominations for the state Senate
and the Assembly, including the election
of the eommitteemen who are to designate
the party candidates to be voted for for
these offices at th© primaries. We think
also that all delegates to such party con
ventions a* are retained should be directly
elected at the prims
All the features of the Hlnman-Green bill
which have been outlined above as satis
factory to the- whole, party should be re
taine.l. f=o that in .'- l ;'t.!-tance the only
■ har.ge that we propose should be made
in the bill is a limitation of its scope so
far as Its direct primary features are con
It th* Hinmar-Green system can be ex-
P'rimentally tried in small units like the
Senatorial .'md Assembly districts, it might
be practicable to move the date for des
ignating candidates nearer to Election Pay.
Amendments Would Provide Test.
Tins Mil. so amended, would provide for
a ti la! of the system in it- relation to the
election of members of the Legislature, ami
if. at any later day. the- people desire to
1 .i\ •• tne ■ystem made more comprehen
sive. aft*r witnessing its operations, they
IMHM only to elect Senators and members
of Assembly who are pledge-1 to this policy,
In order to secure this result. We respect
filly suhm't That the Hinman-Green bill.
so amended, would provide for an experi
mental trial of the system under condi
tions entirely fair to it, and under condi
tions entirtjly favorable to the extension of
the system. If the people, desire the system
OB the other hand, by sack amendments
the state will be feeling its way through
experience instead of making a radical
plunge into conditions for which there is
absoluteU- no precedent; for, while it Is
true that •Mere are many direct primary
laws in other states of the union, no such
law embodies the «<•) erne of th«« Illnman-
Green bill. It Is argued with great force
that the schema of the Hlnman-t bill
I* likely to obviate many of the difficulties
that have attended the direct primary sys
tem i Isetvliere. but. when one considers the
magnitude of the interests Involved. It Is at
least open to question whether it Is not
battCf to move a siep at a time toward a
new •.stem than to put everything to
hazard l.y a chang** of method applicable* at
DM* 'o every office in th*» state.
In view of the fact that the Hinman
<;r«en bill ha« the approval of Cnvcrnor
Hughes and that a number of Assembly
men have been elected on the pledge to
support this bill. It seems to your petition
er^ that nothing less than a vote upon the
bill, as It stands, will meet the legislative
obligation to this measure. It is our judg-
BMOi, however, that the Hlnman-Green bill
should be amended along the lines *ug
grMed in this «'ommunicatlon. and that, in
a - ' rrn. it should be enacted into law.
Darwin R. James, jr., who as presi
dent of the Brooklyn Young Repub
lican Club had a large part in draw
li.g up the original Hinman-Green Mil,
said last night he stood for that bill
without amendment. "It wa* carefully
drawn." he said, "and represents several
years of close study of the subject. It Is
entirely logical as It stands, and there
s«*«»ms to be no reason for attempting to
limit its scop*?."
Other friends of direct primaries, who
said they did not wish to get into any
controversy on the subject, expressed
themselves in opposition to th* sugges
tions of the petitioners "I do not see
how Governor Hugh** can he Induced to
favor any micji tinkering with his bill."
said mm "If we want direct primaries
at all we want a system which will cover
the entire field It seems assured that
the Hinman-Green bill will pass the
Senate, nnd we have hopes that with th*»
lid of a number of Democrats who have
promised us their support It can pass
the As.-*:mnly."
Judge William H. WudhamH. president
of the Direct Primary' Association of JsVw
York State, has no empathy with any
attempt to limit the s<»»pe of the Hln
man-Green Mil. If It Is a good thing
fui a few offl«*rs it should b* : , good
thing (lOff all." he said "If the Itepuh
li. an party Is desirous of holding Its vote
this fall. It ought to fee that it . an do
bo in no better way than by permitting
the members of the party' to take part
in the selection of th' 1 candidates.
There ar«- four things that the Repuh
!;■ ;m i-arly must <! ■ If they hop.- („ win
thi& :•-->• this fail. Fir*l, they must
have an Investigation; second, they must
clean house; third, they must pla< •• th«
party leadership in the hands of the
progressive members of the party, and.
finally, they must pnss constructive
legislation which will give the members
of the party a choice in the selection of
candidHt- .«.
"Then (fovernor Hughes and Theodore
K..<.sevelt can go before the people on a
record of victories won by the Governor
and show that the Republican party has
held up the hands of the man who has
a stronger gTip on the hearts of inde
pendent citizens than any man we have
had in years."
Governor Silent — His Friends See
Halfway Conversion.
[By Teleirraph to The Tribune 1
Albany. April —Governor Hughes had
not seen the memorial submitted to the
Legislature on the direct primary question.
He declined to discuss It when the chief
arguments made in It were repeated to him.
A distinct division of opinion resrarding
the memorial exists here among direct pri
mary advocates. Considering the fact that
practically all of the men who signed this
document have opposed the direct primary
principle In the past, some of the Gov
ernor's friends take the attitude that their
consent to have the direct nomination of
legislators indicates a half-way conver-
On the other hand, this half-way conver
sion Is regarded by others of the Gov
ernors supporters as being the precise kind
of faint praise which will Injure the
chances of the bill.
Assembly Probe Resolution Goes to
Senate Finance Committee.
Albany. April 22 —The Senat« amend
ment to the Shea Audubon bill, which ex
tends until July 1. mi, the time when th
bill takes effect, was concurrrd in by Ot
Assembly to-day, and the measure was sen:
to the Governor.
The Assembly resolution providing for -in
investigation of alleged legislative corrup
tion was handed down in the Senate to-day
and referred without .-omnient to the
Finance Committee.
The Assembly passed the bill of Mr. Fris
ble, minority 1-ader. appropriating $r>o.not«
for the establishment of a state school of
agriculture at Quill Will. Sohnharie <Munty.
Gift of Sites of Forts St. Frederick
and Amherst Accepted.
Albany, April 22--Governor Hughes to
day signed the bill of Assemblyman Shea
authorizing the acceptance on behalf of
the Ftate of a deed of gift from Withorbee,
Fherman & Co. of Crown Point. Baaes
County, of a tract of land embra.-ing the
sites of Old Fort St. Frederick and Fort
Amherst. to be used as a state reservation.
Other bill* signed inclu.l. the following
Mr. Phillips', amending th" education law
penerally by revising the old law. Pro
vision is made for the establishment and
maintenance of general industrial schools,
trade schools, schools of agriculture, me
chanic arts and homemaking.
Mr. Merritt. providing that statements nf
desired appropriations for state depart
ments and Institutions shall be annually
filed by November 15 with the State Con
troller for the compilation of ■ statement
to aid in the preparation of the appropria
tion bills by the Legislature. The Con
tioller is to furnish a tabulated «<tat»Tn''nt
to the governor by December IT> and to the
legislature on the opening day of the
Senator Hill, providing for an issue of
r ■• M bonds. .at not to ex<-e«-<l 4 p-r
cent interest, for the improvement of the
Cayuga and Seneca <anals, fo as to make
them a part of the barge canal system.
Sees Man on Roof of Brother "s House,
and Gives Alarm by Telephone.
Interest jn seeing Halley's <-omet early
yesterday resulted in the discovery of a
burglar trying to get into the haajaa of the
comet gazer's brother. Then followed *
telephone message, a fusillade and a burg
lar chase by the house owner, who was
clad only in pajamas.
A H McKnight. of l^am-rence Manor.
Queens Borough. In the Fayfide section, got
up at 3 a. m. to see the comrt. He saw
some one trying to gain an entrance
through the roof of his brothers house.
He ran to the telephone and called \ip his
brother. B. Scott McKnight. The latter
grabbed a revolver and hurried to the
upper floor. The man on the roof e\ I
d<ntly had heard the telephone bell ring.
He was heard scrambling down from the
porch. McKnight opened fire with his re
volver. Then he gave chase, but without
Great Casting Attracts Crowd to
Brooklyn Navy Yards.
Work on the battleship Florida Is being
rushed In the navy yard in Brooklyn, not
only on the hull, which is to be launched on
May 12. hut on the machinery, which is
being built In th« yard machine shop.
This part of the work attracted a number
of outside visitors both lay and profes
sional to the yard yesterday, when the
*..r.>nd of the, great motor canines was mat
in the aqajftftMrlßg departments foundry
This was MM to be the most intrli.it..
casting of its weight ever made in the
United States.
The railing, when completed, will be the
upper half of the inclosure of one, of the
big turbine engines of the Florida, and is
the second of | MTtM Of four The com
panion pi««ef. the lower halves, will he
mmWto'l umaller. The Florida will be
launched with her tow propellers in place.
Veterans Parade on Eighty
fourth Anniversary.
Sounds of revelry by nlirht marked the
close of another of the Old Guard's yester'
days They reached their climax when
I'olonel K. N. Renouf, of the Canadian ar
tillery, toward the end of the annual dinner
at II 1 ' lmonico's, advocated an alliance be
tween England and America.
"What a glorious alliance that would
be"" exclaimed the gallant colonel to his
emblazoned hests. "What foe would then
dare attack us? We are doing our share
across the border You do yours. If there
ever comes a time when the Monroe Doc
trine must be fought for it will not be In
this country, but in the North Sea. And
we are both KngUsh speaking peoples We
ought to commingle more, and thus cement
eternally the friendship between us. There
will never again be a war between this
country and England."
Great was the roar of approbation which
rolled forth from those ancient bosoms as
the 179 warrior* and the'r V*> guest* leaped
to their feet. Then 'My Country, 'Tls of
Thee." and "God Save the King" were in
tertwined in one mighty rendition.
The Old Guard's day was begun, it being
its eighty-fourth anniversary, with services
In the afternoon at St. Thomas's Church.
Here the Key. James B. Wasson. the or
ganization's chaplain, told them they should
not oppress, but protect, their country, that
they must practise self-control and tem
After the services the roll of those who
have died In th^ la.«t year was caMed,
punctuated by the roll of muffled drums
s.nd the dipping of colors. A parade fol
lowe<! down Fifth avenue and then up Mad
ison. eii(ii:'i{ with t'.ie storming of Del
monico's. Her*, afts* a brave repast, the
rrartial comj any drank in me compliments
of eight speakers
Major General K. A. McAlpln. former
colon-1 of the 71st Regiment and former
adjutant general of the state, told them
they looked «to> C to him marching down tne
street in their heaisklns. William B. Elli
son, formei Corporation Counsel, said they
Ki.*w better ihau he what their duties were
a; ide from parading, .lining and dancing
l.ut he knew that they helped keep alive
the spirit of militarism in the land, and
that was a distinct service. Mr Ellison
closed with a eulogy of May** Gaynor.
Then there were Major Almet K. Latson
and his commanding offic . in the National
C.uaid. General John G. Eddy; General
\\ l\ .Morris and general Bird W. Spen
nr to tell "the boys" what gallant young
things they were. R. ar Admiral E. H.
I/eutze. commandant of the navy yard, re
sjion.ie.l |« las i ».i.-t, "The Army and
Explosion in Ohio Colliery Prob
ably Killed Eighteen.
St» uhenville. Olio. April 22.— Eighteen of
a nipht force of twenty-five machine :nen
employed in the mine of the Yoiighiogheny
and < >;no "oal Company, near Amsterdam,
are thought la be dead a< i result of a
gas explosion in the mine late last night.
Bo far six bodies have been recovered.
Seven were taken from the shaft alive, but
in an unconscious condition. Twelve men
ar- mis Miii- Th y ;l r- still in the mine and
are moKtblv deid Rescue parties be^an
work a f»»w minutes after the explosion,
v Inch, it is said, was caused by a miner's
Herring-Burgess Biplane Damaged at
Plum Island. Mass.
N< wli !•! ' tort. Mass.. April 22. — ForgettlniC
to si-lit »h< pow.r off as he started to
make a turn. On sis J) 8. Curtis, of New
York, while making a flight in the new
H< rrint; Burgasa biplane at Plum Island,
late to-.la> . tort control and plunged to the
ground with the bis: machine from a height
of ai.oi.t twenty toad
The asiator landed in soft marsh land
and was !itt> injured. The forward part of
the BJMaMM "as ~mash. d. hut the enjtlre
and other vital part--- escaped damage. The
flight- will be resur.ied after the aeroplane
•,r«d. which will probably be in two
or three day* Keforr failing Curtis had
flown al>out two hundred yards
The ..so of the telephone to dispatch
trains and handle traffic is soon to be ex
tended over the Norfolk A Southern and
the Virginian railway?. The Norfolk A
Southern expects to have its telephone
linr from Norfolk to Washington in service
early this summer. On this stretch of 136
miles there are to be twenty telephone
atattaam The Virginian Railway has re
cently ordered from the Wrstern Electric
Company apparatus to equip its first and
.second sections, from Norfolk to Roanoke,
a distance of iv» miles. Telephones are
ii.iv beine installed on the third section.
setweea RaaMaka and r>e«^water. w. Va.,
B»d will soon be ready for service.
S.i!>i April 21.'. — F-n>lintc a five
thousand mile Journey In the. custod) •>?
two officers of the law. Vahan Nalbanditin,
an Armenian. ap|*-aied in the Essex County
Superior Court here to-day and pleaded n"t
guilty to an indictment charging him with
the murder of Mino* Mooujlan, a compa
triot, at I. vim. last July. Nalbnndian was
I In Hulciria. and r. ached New
York v.-teri|.<\
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Basso and Tenor Let Cat Out of
the Bag.
I'rfy T«l»fr«rh to Th» Tribua*. )
Chicago. April •_"_'. — Thr^e of the Met
ropolitan nr«r.! Company's singers dis
closed to-day— two of them unintention
ally— their salaries for th. American ?ea-
son. They gave the .nf- rmation In depo
sitions taken before United States Com
missioner Wirf E. Humphrey, to b*> u«ed
In the trial of a libel suit in New York
Each witness said he raid •"» per cent of
his salary to Oabrlel Astruc. Parisian
representative of the Metropolitan com
pany, who i« suing i New York news
Qgavgi 8L Regis, a French lyric tenor,
readily >howed his printed contract with
the company. It calls for 97J000 fnr the
season. Paul Ananian. TurKish basso.
n;im<"l a figure indicating that his salary
was less than $l(>.<¥jf>. Georges Bour
geois. French tenor, refused to state
how much he cot for the American sea
son. He. too. let the cat out of the bag
when asked what his ."» per rent com
mission to Astruc amounted to. He said
It was \.'2l>** francs, or about ?'J."<>. estab
llnhina; his. «alary at $.■».««¥>
Blood Drawn in Principal Bout
and Boxer Dragged from Ring.
[By T#l«*r*Ph to The Trlbur*.)
N>u Haven. April 21' —Three fast
pu«;listir bouts were on the programme
to-night at the annual smoker of th*
Junior class of the Sheffield Scientific
School of Yale University, between mem
bers of the class. The principal cru was
a ten -round affair, in which "Sammy"
Cohen, of New Haven, badly punished
William Henry Keefe. of Derby. Conn.
"Spike" Hlckey, the referee, a BBSs!
pugilist, stopped the bout, which was
scheduled to gtt twelve rounds, and
Keefe was dragged from the rinx.
The other two contests were of three
rounds each. In the first Edward A.
Guggenheim, of New York City, boxed
Robert Johnson Badham, of Birming
ham. Ala., and Percy De Witt Klncaid.
of Manila, and Sidney Nathan Green
burg. of Hartford, met in the second,
with honors even. The affair was held
in a dancing pavilion at ;.:-.-.: House
Point, in the town of East Haven. Ex
cept in the case of Keefe. no blood was
Corporators of Economic and General
Foundation Make Denial.
Denial was made her** yest^r'Jay that the
hill introduced at Albany by Assemblyman
War>l Incorporating the Kronomic and
General Foundation of New York GsH
was to further altruistic endeavors by the
use of a fortune which had b*-en accumu
lated by a millionaire here.
The bill discloses that Edwin T. Rire.
Julien R. Tinkham. Nelson G. Spencer. Otto
C WUrum. Jr. and Robert De Rood, to
gether with such persons as they may as
sociate with them, are to be created a cor
None of the men named as corporators
was anxiou* to give details concerning it.
though each Insisted that he was no
dummy director.
"Wt represent ourselves strictly," said
Nelson G. Spencer, oi *.** law firm of Spen
cer. Ordway & Wierum. of No. Tl "William
street, who is named, together with Otto
C. Wlerurr.. ir .. also of that firm, as one
of the corporators. "And. furthermore,
there is no man of millions back of us. \\>
hope there will be many of them, but you
can say now that there Is no unknown
millionaire back of this."
Mr. Spencer was asked as to the pur
poses of the new foundation, but he de
clared that he was not ready to disclose
them yet. "See the bill, that's all," said
Mr. Spencer.
Etfwln T. Rice. of the law Arm of Whit
ridge, Butler & Rice, of No. 59 Wall street,
was equally uncommunicative, and Juiien
R. Tinkham. who was found in the broker
age office of De Coppet A Doremus, at No.
42 Broadway, would add no more than the
positive assertion that the scheme of the
contemplated organization was "philan
While Commissioner Foadick is continu
ing his investigation of the Dock Depart
ment. Dock Commissioner Tomklns is
starting In to correct some of the abuses
that Irave already been found. Two dock
masters will be placed on trial before the
( 'ommission.'r to-day. Richard H. Lee, of
No. XX Ba«t 18th street, it Is said, is
charged with attempting to collect tips for
s*rvic«s rendered. The second man is ac
c.uf-ed of discriminating in favor of his
Reuben L. Hsskell said yesterday that
he mt»-nded to give up the leadership of the
Republicans of the 23d Assembly District.
Brooklyn He has held the office for thref
years and was chosen as the first leader
after the district wa.« created at the time
of the reapportionment. He said yesterday
that he would probably not resign, but
wr>uld not se^k re-eiertlon this fall. He
wants more time to devote to his law p^Pac
tlc* and may also resign as borough sec
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Honor Mark Twain at Dinner as
State's Most Famous Son.
Boom for Falk and Attempt by
Secretary to Road Many Tele
grams Arou3e the Diners.
X Pr»«''*»rt'nl Mm *- - m-r "rtremal
F"'V nrwf i«-ih ;»s Xr\ Afirk T^^jti. trho «MI
avasjoun'~«i th" m> «r >m«-n<i of Mi«sour!'«
•"?»«. T»r» fe-»«-!ire« .if ftte ninth nnntiil
dinner of th» Mh^iouri SrrV«tv of lavs) TnrV
)*st nlrbt in f h» rr.i" ! hath-oom of Chi
Anoti-er Mature not e^r-e^fed on t*»#» pr-v
gramme w%* the performance ad John
Pchrr»r»r.-i. 'he *eorer*r'--el*«'V who 'itSSJt*
ed on rending "*>m» fh*rfT f«teg*ttal
of regret :r< m d»'«t*r«»ii"<h«*«l M»s«O':r<ans
ai home in full The i':tz.i;ng president;
11. R. «;rtibb». advised 'hat only a* cist
r.f the mess-<K»>!« b« read, huf th»» r»cr»
tarv was insistent Finally, after half th*
fele^rams hi I been read, a motion «•
made that only the names of the .tends ra
•.)<» jrlv»n. This angered the reader. who
had. moreover. Insisted on giving In a Tv*
words the history of each man sending
r^gr*>t.><. H»< exclaimed: 'X am the secro
tary of the Missouri 3oHety. and I know
my duty and I win do It. It would be dis
courtesy la these gentlemen not to read
what they have to say to us. I will readl
the re!«gnm3. I don't care what you say."
F. Hopkinson Smith was called upon to
addrese the gathering, which was made up
of both men and women, to the nuambar of
ov»r two hundred.
"I have been asked to come here and pay
p. tribute to . distinguished MlbshimßJßl
who has Just gone to his reward." saM 3fP«
Smith. "Beinjc a Virginian, and therofwej
closely allied to MissaMrl. I accepted, anol
I am here to honor the memory of one
who was not only my friend, but tho>
friend of millions in this country and across)
the sea. To-night there lies cold in death
almost within the sound of my voice a man
of clean mind, whose pen never set down
an uncl»an word, a marvellous exponent af
American humor. When we think how
clean and how human he was and particu
larly sane, we own understand what xaado)
him beloved all over the world.
"Never i line he wrote left a sting, nover
a line he wrote your dau«ht*r and my
daughter might not read. There was no
bitterness, no sarcasm in his work, and a*
so-called muckraking, at a time when it
was rampnnt in this country
"I call upon you all to rise and drink a
silent toast to our dear departed friend
Mark Twain, of whom you Missouri men
and we men may .ill feel so proud."
William Hepburn Russell, prasldoat sleet
of the society, said that. In doing honor ta>
the dead they must not forget that Mis
souri had to-«l.iy some great men still alive,
and he wanted to call on one of them who
was present.
"He is an ex-Governor of Missouri, but
not vet an ex-President of the United
States." said Mr Russell. He typiflaa tl>«
spirit of the Middle West, this man to
whom the eyes of the young men of this
country are turning as the hope of Democ
racy, not in the narrow political sense, but
in the true sense. I mil on Joseph W.
Folk with the hope that there are yet
greater heights for him to climb and
greater influences to achieve. "
Ex-Governor Folk opened with a tribute
to Mark Twain. "Missouri mourns to-alsjM
her most distinguished son."" he aaM "H*
had a deeper Insight into human nature
i than any other author not even excepting
1 Dickens himself. Tom Sawyer. Huckle
1 berry Finn and Colonel Mulberry Seller*
are characters we m^t every day. 'The
Gilded Age/ which he wrote tw»nty-flv*»
years t«o, describes the ways of the people
of whom he wrote better than any book
written since.
"He couid see deep into The human heart
and wrote from a knowledge of human
character. His works have made millions
of persons happier and the world Is better
for his having lived in it. His works had
a part in the beginning of the moral move
ment that is sweeping over the land to
day is it never did before."
Mr. Folk dwelt on the need for civic bet
terment, and declared that if more was
heard of graft to-day it was because graft
was being exposed. "Imagine." ho saM.
"the Senate of the state of New York ten
years ago Bitting as a body to investigate
graft and expelling one of its members"'
After attacking those who objected to ex
posures on the ground that they hurt the*
city or the state, he added: "Governor
Hughes takes the right position. If a po
litical party is hurt by the exposure of
Kra:t. it is hurt by the grafters and not
by their exposure. Government by th»
people is the worst form of government,
unless the people govern themselves. If
they don't the bosses will govern them."
Much had been done, said the ei-(»ov
frnor. but much remained to be don-^
Direct primaries, he said, were not perfect,
but they were better than the convention
system He also advocated the extoaasra
of the referendum and initiative, not for
general use. but as a safeguard, for it
would be useless for bribers to buy legisla
tion if the people could legislate over their
bua4* . „
He commended the commission form o»
government for cities, and deprecated tn»
control of corporations by th*> federal power
on the ground that if the states could
leeislate f.-r Individual* they could legis
late as well for aggregations of Individual".
Senator William Warner and Representa
five James T. Lloyd were among the other
.••peaker*. Other stale societies were rep
resented by their president*, among whom
were Henry W. Taft. Ohio: James ft Clark
son. Iowa: Augustus Van Wyck. BoutM
Carolina: Charles P. Fry. Alabama; Charles)
C. rowan. Tennessee. Edward M. Morgan,
Mlchican. and T. J. McGuire. Georgia.

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