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DYNAMITE KILLS 100 MEN IN CUBA many Rural Guards and Pinar del Rio Residents Lose Lives. OWE HUNDRED INJURED Jhree Thousand Pounds of Ex plosive Wreck Large Part of City — Cause Not Known. Havana, May IS. — Two almost stnml .gjjeous explosions of dynamite, supposed to consist of three thousand pounds. rtw tely demolished the rural guard tsrracks in the city of Pinar del Rio this afternoon. Fully a hundred persons w «.rf killed and nearly as many were KXjondea- Most of the dead were rural puards. tat entire families of several of the of gcers of th*' rural guard, it is reported. were also killed, as well as several em ployes of the Public Works Department S nd residents of the city, on whom a jjelsge of the wreckage from the blown 4ip building feil. It :s not known yet whether the ex 'pjosion was the result of an accident or ras due to an act of conspirators, but ♦b<? former hypothesis is considered the jaore probable. Several relief trains, farrying surgeons, officers and men of -Jie rural guard and government offi cials, started this afternoon from Ha vana to the scene of the catastrophe, 10 * jni'ies .distant. The names of the dead have not yet teen reported, with the exception of Alfredo Ravena and Captain Caspar Betancourt, of the garrison, and their families, who are reported to be Juried in the ruins of the officers' quar tprs, adjacent to the barracks. The barracks was a massive building. <>f fpanish construction, on an eminence In 1 the outskirts of the city to the north During the late intervention it was the Jifadquarters of Colonel Parker's regi- TTtfnt the 11th Cavalry. Adjacent to the tsnacks was a long row of officers' carters. The barracks was occupied re nr.tly by the Public Wcrks Department sn(3 fnur troops of rural cavalry. En con sfqufnc'of the alarm over race dis turbances the government ordered all posits of dynamite in the vicinity in ihe possession of contractors for road eras? ruction and other public works to ,te removed to the barracks for safe- Wpi"£- This afternoon the work cf re moving the dynamite from the barracks Icr shipment to the government maga aaes in Havana was begun by employes of the Public •Forks Department, assist ed, by rural, guards- z?~ : xJJ*[ -They wtre engaged in loading cases of the dynamite on wagons when a ter rific explosion occurred, instantly fol lowed by another, strewing the central court to which the work was going id, with dead and wounded. The whole massive barracks building was de utroyed, the adjacent row of officers' garters was demolished, and the whole northern section of the city was deluged vriih a torrent of fragments of masonry- Tfct explosions tired at T. o'clock, a !tv seconds before the men would have jjjnlt work, and it is generally believed a., the first resulted from the accidental fall of a box of dynamite which was king lifted on a wagon. It is impos t\Ae. however, to determine absolutely the cause, for the reason that all the tiTO an<l buildings near-by were blown to frapm*-nts. It is believed that the majority of the wounded are residents 3f the town.. Practically all persons Vithin the barracks were instantly killed cr liurifd in the ruins. • xluiming the dead and BtW may l>e to-night, but is greatly ■ . ■ wires and the fear that a ■ • Kplodod dynamite re .ns According to reports received here the mangled remains of victims were *"und i:i the streets of the city a mile from li,* scene of the explosion. There is great anxiety jn Havana, owing to tte fact that a large number of the •ural parrisnn at Pinar d.-l Rio recently *ere;sent from 'this city, where their !s"ni:j*> s reside. General Monteagudo, wamand^r of the Rural Guard, loft "Vn? to-nisht for Pinar del Rio with a wrong forte to render all possible as t:stanct. SPIDER THREATENS LIFE Been Biting Inside of Boys Ear for Three Days. QtZxi. N. J.. May JR.— The life of six- David Hell, of this place is threat *** by a Mack fpH»r. which ha.-- been ***!<. hi* ear fine*- Monday. The physician 18 Nat*] of !iL« <-ase expresses the belief **»•■•. inject, which he has been unable t3 ?«ach. is niil alive and ' .at it has bit- I*a1 *a it* jns).le oi «h»- car cavity in many Mftccß, Th<» child's head has swollen to an boy is tne son ,of .Mr and Mrs. Jfcoaaa B^]i. of BattzvOle avenue. He was *£ag about the yard on Monday when % fpid«rr Hfrht«3 on hi? ear and bit ft. As fcf Ji' < e<l his hand to brush the" insect off ** <!art«>.d into his «?ar. The youngster hai to Srpat jiain t=ir"<? that time. *OTHEB FINDS GIRL AT LAST ! -^e Search Ends in Arrest of Man en Charge of Abduction. A *i*r a search that has lasted since last f>"hri:3ry Mm Minnie Kor^rt. of Newark, **: J-. enrly yesterday traced her missing * <!; '-* n'»-«i-j<?3r-o!<ln '»-«i-j<?3r-o!<l daughter, Ann*. >t» No. (I P Eighth avenue, where later she Irarned **« livttJ as, the wife of Charles Sfßal. T hen she' went in search of policemen. **» arr«?strd botl. Segal and the g rl. ■'fc-TiTig oil* with abduction "and the other ?p> ('•ill? incorrigible. v. as, taken to the Tombs police "><xi. where lie was held in mm m* for ';-^ni;r>aiijT. to-morrow. :it>«i Hi. Kirl was «CJ to the- ileus* «jf Detention as a wit- S£.sO TO WASHINGTON AND RETURN- Ki,;>vlvariia lliiiiroad. account \\ orju » tpurv s,.} )Oo i convention Tickets sow ««3r 17. is. is am re. goo,! to return "«« >2 SI. V. npoi-t to-*i? ratw from otht^ atasu tsue Ticket JtijfcJUa-AJvU -. " ' ■ — - — :—: — ■ . • "-■'( . ■•-. .-■-■• ■■ ■ . .. . ,~..- -. ■ '■■■--.■■ - .- -..■■. - ■'■■- ■■ ■ ■-. •■■-' ■ ■-■ ■■ ;—; — :—;: — ; : : : : To-dHj and t o morrow f air MISSING JVIFE__RETURNS Discouraged After Brief Trial at Earning Her Own Living. Finding that making her own living j was not so easy as she thought it would . be. Mrs Gertrude Sanders telephoned to her husband James last nijght. to come to Ninth avenue and West SStfl street and take her back to the home which she left on May 7. They lived until the separation at No. 84 Brown Place. Jer •ey rity. where Sanders has a paying building business. <>n the night of May 6 there was a at their home, at which Sanders aroused his wife's ire by showing marked attention to her sister. She xfp braided her husband, who went to his office the next morning with her re iroaches ringing in his ears. Returning after his days work he found his home deserted. A note explained that Mrs Sanders had gone away to make her own living and didn't want him to hunt for her. Sanders told the police and offered a reward of $1000 for informa tion of his Wife's whereabouts. T>ast night John Carlson, Sinders's partner, informed the Jersey City police that Mrs. Sanders had been living in a boarding house in West SStfa street. New York, and that she hac 1 telephoned for him to come after her. DEAD DOG STIRS THE TOWN Buried in Fashionable Cemetery Everybody Now on Hunt. [By Telf graph to Th" Tribune! Greenwich. Conn.. May IS.— All Green wich is excited over the search which is ! being prosecuted by the local police and i by private detectives in the employ of Miss Harriet Lockwood for the grave robbers who dug up the body of "Will iam Bray Lockwood" from the Lock wood cemetery and carried it away, leaving the costly coffin which contained It by the roadside. One of the host criminal lawyers in town has been con sulted by Miss Lockwood, and it is un derstood that the marauders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law it they are apprehended. A week ago "William Bray Lock wood." better known as "Billy Bray," Miss Lock wood's pet spaniel, took sick and died, despite skilful medical atten tion. A fine silk lined coffin was made for him. The body was taken to Miss Lockwood's family plot in Lockwood Cemetery in an improvised hearse, Miss Loci; wood following in her automobile. At the cemetery the body was buried close to those of some of the members of the oldest Greenwich families. No sooner had the burial become known than the greatest indignation was aroused among the neighbors, and the visit of the ghouls to the graveyard fol lowed. Yesterday it was discovered that the grave had been opened, the casket taken out and left by the roadside and the body put somewhere where no one has yet been able to find it. PINNED UNDER LOCOMOTIVE — — Doctor and Priest Heroes at a | Railroad Accident. , j ITty Telegraph to The Tribune.] Trenton, X. J.. May IS.— Thomas King, a freight handier of the Philadelphia & Reading Railway, was pinned for more than two hours to-night under a ninety-ton I engine which had turned turtle. Attempts to raise the engine failing, King finally was rescued by digging out the ground below him. While be lay imprisoned on the ground Dr. Raymond Stebert, of Philadelphia, at j great personal risk crawled under the en- \ gine and dressed his injuries as best he ! could, and the Rev. Father Hanry. of St. j Joseph's Church, equally regardless of per sonal danger, followed Dr. Seibert and ad ministered the rites of the Church to the apparently doomed man: nurses from Melntry Hospital- Mi.-. 1 - Terry, Miss Provost and Mrs. Turner • <i 1 >r. Befbert by preparing bandages aiid th« like. The imprisoned man all the time was conscious and conversed with •nose about him. It is expected he will recover. Thomas M Murray, another freight hand ler, also was caught under the engine, but was soon taken out with his foot •crushed. When his injuries? were dressed be tried to leave the hospital to aid in res cuing King. DID NOT DENOUNCE THEM President Authorizes a Denial of Report Regarding Insurgents. Washington. Hay IS.— President Taft to day authorized several of the administra tion Senators to deny absolutely the stories that have been In circulation during the last few <i;i\- to the effect that he had re cently denounced the insurgents in unmis takable terms and had u.scd language to which these statesmen took offence. Reports r«*achod the White 'House to-day that Mte of tli*> insurgents, smarting under what they had heard had b+'en said of them, were determined to defeat the rail road bill and other of the President's meas ure? regardless of what might happen to tltein or to thf party. This latest phase of the situation in the Senate was discussed at the White House to-day at a conference of the Presi dent, Senators Aldrich and Root and At torney General Wickersham. The Presi dent is *«!<! io have told Senators Aldrich and Root that lie was reluctant to believe that Senator Borah, of Idaho, had been en jraped ••; the circulation* of the reports of the last few days: that he had always re parded Senator Borah's professions of loy alty &x sincere, and that while he recog nized the Senator's independence in the Senate he did not believe that Senator Borah was willing to attack all ot-the ad ministration measures simply because they were advocated by the White House. ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION Lieut. Shackleton Announces Plans for Trip in 1911. [B] T»l*»jrra|Sh 10 1*« Tribune.] Chicago, May IS.— Lieutenant Ernest H. Bhackietan, the polar explorer, will (it out another expedition to sail for the Antarctic in the fummer of 1911. Th. exploring party mil! be equipped- with two steamers, and the start will be mads at two points, twen tv-fivfr hundred miles apart. The two MC tions of the party will work toward each other, tracing upon <!.- map the largest Kiretch of "«S roast that exist.- in the unex plored portions of the globe. These plans were made known by ].iru tenant Shackleton in Chicago to-day. The explorer dropped into town quietly to re join l-idy Shacklrton. who had been <'•- tamed in the *:a.-t by illness. *QOO Niagara Fall* »»<* Return. NKW-YORK. THIHSDAY, MAY t& HMO.- SENATE ALSO KILLS GOVERNOR'S BILL Vote Is 23 Ayes, to 25 Noes— Grady-Frisbie Measure De feated. 1 1 to 36. HINMAN STILL HAS HOPE Motion to Reconsider Is Not Pressed — Cobb Confident Compromise Plan Will Be Adopted. I By Telegraph to The Tribune. ] Albany. May IS. — With only three votes lacking. Governor Hughes's direct primary bill failed of passage in the Senate this evenir.gr. Thf vote was '£> ayes to °."i noes, but at least two Repub licans and probably a couple more, voted for the bi'l who would have voted apainst it without hesitation if their votes had been needed to kill it. After killing the Governor's measure the Senate slaughtered the Grady-Fris bie bill, the infant fostered by the Dem ocratic League, by a vote of 11 to 3C>. Nobody assumed mourning for it. The vote in detail on the Hinman-Green measure follows: Ayes— Republicans, Agnew, Allen, Brouph, Ruriin«am*>. Oordta, Davenport. Davis, Emerson. Gledhill. Griffith, Hamilton, H«moock. Hewitt, Hill. Hinman, Hubbs. MaoKenzif. Newcomb. Rose. Thomas and Travis: Democrats, Gardner and Ramsp«>rger. Noes— Republicans Alt, Bracken. Coats, Cobb. Grattan. Holder. Kissel. Meade. Platt. Schlosser, ■WatnwriJTht. Whit* and Witter: Democrats, Payne, raffrey. Cronln, Co Hen. Krawley, Harden. Harte, Mcllanus, Schulz, Stilwell, C. V. Sullivan and Wagner. In the vote that followed on the ', Grady-Frisbie bill the Republicans voted solidly in the negative. Eleven of the fourteen Democrats present voted aye. Senators Cullen and Harden registering their disapproval of the bill and Senator Gardner abstaining from voting. Old Guard Rejoicing. The Old Guard is rejoicing mightily to-night at this defeat of the Governor's bill by both houses. This is interpreted a? <-nding what they call the direct pri mary "craze" for the session and for all time to come. However, there may be a slipht mistake in these calculations of the organization leaders. Senator Hin man, while he declined to-night to press a motion for reconsideration of the vote which killed the bill, says he certainly will try it again within the two days in which he may make that motion. Moreover, Senator Cobb feels very con fident he can pass his amended com promise bill in the Senate and put that up to Speaker Wadsworth and his fol lowers in the lower house. He thinks that it would command there much more supjvort tiian the Hinman-Green bill received. And as this bill in its amended form provides for a fair de gree of dii-ect nominations, the As sembly bosses and the leaders in the political game outside the Legislature will not be in the least glad to have it presented to the Speaker and his fellows on the Rules Committee, with the entire state watching Its treatment there. "Hope is not lost by any means," said Senator Hinman after the vote. "Tho fight has only begun. We can kill the Meade-Fhillips bill in any case." '"Anybody who thinks this is the end of the effort to pass a direct primary bill is much mistaken." said William H. Wadhams. president of the Direct Pri maries Association. "That work will go on. in this session of the Legislature, and through the state in preparation for the next legislative session, if neces sary. A majority of the Republicans in both houses of the Legislature voted for the Hinman-Green bill. I think that is a sufficient index to the action the party will take on the subject in the coming campaign." Several Interesting Episodes. Tlih vote on the Governor's bill pro duced several interesting episodes. Six Senators — Bayne. Democrat: Brough. Emerson, Gledhill. Kissel and Schlosser — passed the first roUcalL On a call for absentees. Bayne voted against the bill. explaining that he thought it went too far. and he didn't care very much for the idea it set forth, anyway. Brough. Emerson and Gledhill voted for the bill, although Kmerson and Gledhill \ver<= counted on by the opponents of the measure if th^ir votes were needed. They were permitted to vote for it be cause sentiment in their districts. Kissel and Schlosser voted against it. though Brooklyn men said Kissel would have voted for the measure if his had been the deciding vote. As soon as the vote was declared. Sen ator Hinman made the customary motion to reconsider the vote, and asked that it He on the table. Senator Cobb protested. Kay K. Smith, clerk of the Assembly. who in a similar case in the lower house ordered several Assemblymen to vote down Mr. Green's identical motion, was signalling violently to Senator < "obb and other Senators against this delay. Final ly, after considerable wrangling. Senator Hinman for the time withdrew his mo tion. Th«» incident raised considerable excitement because of Smiths activity, although that is expected in the Assem bly. There was other Assembly activity In the Senate to-day. Speaker Wads worth and Assemblyman Jesse Phillips devoted some tim - and much energy to Senator Witter and a couple of other Senators, although there wasn't any par ticular likelihood that they would stray from the Wadsworth fold. Hinman Criticizes Wadsworth. The debate preceding the vote on the hill was not so long as that in the in come tax. fisht yesterday, but was far livelier. Senator Hinman did not hesi tate to call a spade a spade. Though he did not mention them by name he crit icised Speaker Wadpwortli and State Commltteeman Betts severely for recent utterances against th* Governors bilL In effect he declared that th« Speaker would not dare stand out and let the people know how he conducted his po litical affairs. BBs and Senator Newcomb maintained that the Republican party through its representatives in the Legis lature was r«sponslblo for action toward primary reform, and that there would nt a terrible reckoning from the people couiu;u((j m unit Base. CANNON EL!! DINERS HE'S FIRST A PARTISAN Speaker Sneers at "Populistic Men Calling Themselves Republicans." GUEST OF MANUFACTURERS : Tells Hearers Disaster Would Follow if Democrats Win and Enact Tariff of Their Own, Speaker Cannon defined his position last night to the National Association of Manufacturers at the dinner with which | it ended its fifteenth annual convention. It took him a little more than an hour i and a half to deliver his remarks, count ! ing in on his time the cheers with which ! they greeted him, the applause with I which they interrupted him and the ova tion they gavr him when he sat down. Ludwig Nissen introduced Him as a gentleman who in the last six months had added considerably to the gayety of j nations, who was born when Halley's ! comet was here before, who had made a I greater impression on the world than his j colleague, the comet, and. finally, as one of the strongest, bravest and most con sistent statesmen in the United States. "Uncle Joe" characterized his address as a "practical talk," and drove home first the fact that first, last and always he was a party man. "One man flocking out by himself and crying that God and one is a majority," said the Speaker, "never got much of my attention. Great heavens! Did he never stop to think that God. if he would interfere in human affairs, is a majority without the one?" The "uplift magazines" and the "kick ing college professors" tame in for c. great many sarcastic flings from the Speaker during- the course of his re marks, and as to those who accused him of being a czar he declared that if they J would* only read the history of their own j country they would learn that so far in i the history of the United States no one man had been indispensable. For the insurgents he had nothing but •words of scorn, and some of them, he declared, would have competed with Judas on the matter of the thirty pieces of silver. Must Win Next Year. As a mere partisan, the Speaker said, he would prefer to have tho Democrats gain control of the House and Senate next year, because then he felt sure the Republican party would win all around in 1912: but. looking at the way things went from 1 S!)3 to 1597, he said he thought it a duty to go out and win next year. Personally, he said, it didn't make much difference to him. "I am seventy-four years old," he said, "and I- will soon be wearing either a muslin or an asbestos halo, but for the good of this country I would rather win House and Senate next year, with a real sound Republican majority, even if we should lose in 3 012. In other words, I would postpone th^ evil day as long as possible, and perchance some of us may cross over, or perchance, though it is a forlorn hope, but perchance. I say, wis dom may come to those south of Mason and Dixon's line." Speaker Cannon said he wanted to put it plainly before his audience that under present conditions the Republican party could scarcely be held to its lull respon sibility. "We cannot in Washington, nor can the country, tell from day to day if there is not to flock with that Democratic- Populistic vote mough Populistic m^n. calling themselves Republicans, added to a few dishonest ones, to make a majority against us." If the Democrats should grain control next year, .said the Speaker, "it would be up to them to act, to «r.ter into an en actment of a new revenue tariff, and they'd have to defend that instead of criticising: ours." "They'd huive a baby of their own to look out for then." ho put it. His first mention of the insurgents i was by class only, find, in fact, he re peated several times that he named no names, but as he continued the Speaker thrt w that caution aside. Cannon Mentions Names. "I want to ask you." he said, "to make a manly fight, standing for the policy of the Republican party, under which we have prown Strong, and insist next November that we shall have either a real, sound Republican majority, and hold it responsible, or give our Demo cratk-Populistic friends the same re sponsibility. Put this tariff question up to them, if you will, but do you know what would happen with you men? Why. the country would be uneasy. Buyers would buy the lowest possible minimum, and when you impair the consuming capacity of ninety millions of people 10 per cent you bring on panic and insol vency." "You march up to the r'umminses. and the Doliivers, and the Bristows, and the La Follettes and the Clapps and the Champ (Marks and tell them that!" he si touted. Warming up to his denunciation of the insurgents, the Sneaker went on: "If two great armies were facing each other and some refused to charge at the general's order, and thus betrayed their army to the opposing army, do you know what would be done.'" The audience sent back yelling answers of "They'd l>e ■hot!" "Uncle Joe" smiled and waved his arms to quiet them. "Shooting," he said slowly, is an hon orable death under such circumstances." The "kicking college professors" and the "uplift magazines." "Uncle Joe" said, were responsible for more than they knew of. He picked up a magazine the other day, lie said, and found that some col lege-professor had written therein that, though we had a great material develop ment, we hail a vfry poor ethical de velopment. "1 went to the dictionary on that," he confessed, -and I round that ethical w.t.> i , i.iibunJ on luurtli pace. -I (HKTKFA PAGES. CAPTAIN ri.AT'DE T>E CRESPIGNY. The well known English ikilo player, who killed himself yesterday. PALL FROM ROOF FATAL Brooklyn Schoolgirl Killed by Tumble Down Airshaft. COMET GAZING WITH PARTY Another Young Woman in Will iamsburg Falls from Roof, but Is Only Slightly Bruised. While watching for the appearance of the comet last night, shortly after It o'clock. Miss Amy Hopkins, the fifteen year-old daughter of Mr. and "Mrs. James Hopkins, of No. 15 Glenada Place. Brooklyn, fell from the roof of the four story house at No. 10 Glenada Place, di rectly across the street from her home, and was instantly killed, her neck being broken. The girl, with a party of eight girls of her own age. and seven young men. all from the Brooklyn high schools, had gone to the home of a friend at the house where the accident occurred. It was the intention of the young people to watch the approach of the comet, and they spent the half hour before its scheduled appearance making merry on the roof. In the middle of the roof is a large skylight, which rises above the level for about two feet and is unprotected by railing or fence. The skylight covers the top cf a courtyard whtrh divides the flathou.^e into two sections. "When the comet failed to appear after the watch ers had been keeping a lookout for it. they grew weary of the wait and strolled about on different part 3of the roof. Miss Hopkins was with another girl, and as they wnlked beside the skylight she said she would sit down on the glass pro jection, as she was tired. When warned by her friend Miss Hop kins laughed. As she sat down the glass gave way with a crash, and the girl plunged down head first into the darkness of the courtyard. Her friends screamed and ran to the edge of the skylight just in time to hear the sound of the girl's body striking the ground below. They all rushed to the street, and managed to make their way through the basement door to the yard of the court. People in the house had been startled by the sound of the girl's cries as she fell and the sound of the breaking glass, and they all descended to the court. The crowd of persons about the house at tracted the attention of the girls pa rents. wh<> vere on their own roof at the same time. Mrs. Hopkins became uneasy when she saw the crowd about the house where she knew her daughter was visiting, and hastened across the street with her husband. They arrived at the house just in time to see the lifeless body of their child being carried through a window to the waiting ambulance from St. John's Hos pital, which had been summoned. The mother swooned and had to be attended by Dr. Griffin, the ambulance surgeon. While attempting to cross to the roof adjoining her home. No. S7 North 6th street, Wiliiamsburg, last night. Miss Annie Esness lost her footing and fell three stories to the pavement. A num ber of persons, including h«»r parents, were on the roof at the time, looking for the comet. Annie, thinking she could get a better view on the roof of No. 89, started to cross, when sn<- rell. Dr. Lebevoei, of the Eastern District Hospital, who was called, found that the girl had received contusions and abrasions about the body. When she regained consciousness she looked up at her mother, who was standing beside her bed. and said: 'Mother, that comet wasn't a Jucky star for me." FORTY-SEVEN MEN DROWNED Boat Carrying Laborers Upset in the River Dnieper. Alexandrovsky... Russia. May 15. — Forty seven workmen were drowned^ by the up setting of a boat In which ninety-four laborers were being carried .across the Dnieper River, near here, to-day. One-hal£ of the men managed to reach shore. They had left the town a short time before and boarded the craft, which was to have taken them to the sc*ne of their daily occu pation on the opposite bank of the river. The cataracts are a short distance above, and the current at this point is strong. The boat became unmanageable soon after leaving the shore, due, it is believed, to overloading, and suddenly turned turtle Jn midstream. Many of the number were- quickly swept from view and their bodies have not been recovered. News of the accident '.brought the families of many of the '.victims to the riverside, and the jrrlef of wives and chil dren was distressing. "THE HARRISBURG SPECIAL •• : New fast express with parlor cars for AHentmvn. Reading, Harrisburg. Gettys burg, etc.. via New Jersey Central, leaving \\\ 23.1 St.. 5:56 A. v . Liberty St.. 9:oi> A M.. we*fl£ days, will be placed in service May 23rd.— Ad vu; PRICE ONE CKNT ARREST IN GRAFT CASE Electrical Contractor Indicted at Schenectady. « ; " fßy Telegraph to The Tribune. ) Schenectady. N V.. May IS.— grand jury sitting in county graft cases handed up indictments this afternoon, and shortly afterward George F. Sauter. a member, of the firm of Sauter-Sand«»r son Company, leading electrical contrac tors, was arrested on a bench warrant issued by* Justice Van Kirk, sitting at an extraordinary term of the Supreme Court, designated by Governor Hughes to hear evidence growing out of the In vestigation into the affairs of the Board of Supervisors by Controller Williams. Sauter is a prominent young business man of excellent reputation. When the court reconvened this after noon Special « Deputy Attorney General Kellogg, of Watertown. arraigned Sauter and announced that the grand jury had found five separate counts against him for grand larceny in the first degree. Sauter pleaded not guilty to each count as read. The indictments grew out of the use of the name "Acme Building Company," of which it is alleged Sauter is only a member, and which company rendered, it is charged, false and fraud ulent bills against the county on which money was realized. Sauter was re leased in $10,000 bail. Further indict ments and arrests are expected to-mor row. ' Report has it that a former member of the board will turn state's evidence. DE CRESPIGNY A SUICIDE Life Guards Captain and Polo Player Kills Himself. London. May 18.— Captain Claude Champion de Crespigny. of the 2.1 Life Guards, a member <>f the Hurling ham Club polo team, which recently visited the United States, committed sui cide by shooting to-day. The captain was found, revolver in hand, seated at the roadside near King"i Oliffe. in Northamptonshire, where he had been the guest of Lord Brassey. The suicide was a son of Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny. Captain Claude Champion de CrespiKny came of an old Norman family whose mem bers fought in the first Crusade and in that under St. Louis, and were champions to the Dukes of Normandy and Brittany. They quitted their French possessions on the re vocation of the Edict of Nantes. Captain de Crespigry was thirty-seven years old. He was educated at Eton, and entered the 2d Life Guards in 1595. In !^*'and 1900 h« served in South Africa, and in 190S with the West African frontier force He was wounded twice, and for his bravery was twice recommended for the Victoria Cross by his commanding officers. The captain was one of England's chief polo players. He would probably have been a member of the international team which is coming to this country this season to challenge for the cup brought over last year. He was a popular member of the Hurlingham team at Lakewood last month. BARON DE THERON HERE Baroness Arrives, Too, but One in First. Other Second Cabin. The Baroness Millicent de Theron arrived here last ntght on the White Star liner Majestio on her first visit to the United States. She was exceedingly popular throughout the passage among the first cabin passengers, but those with whom she associated were greatly surprised when the Majestic docked to learn that th* Baron de Theron had also arrived on the steamer, but in the second cabin. The immigration officials asked them the usual questions which aliens are required to answer. The baroness, whose enunci ation would suggest that she is Irish, is about twenty-five years old. She brought over a large number of trunks and later went to a hotel. While the baron an swered all questions, he did not leave the Majestic last night. He said the baroness was his sister, and that notwithstanding the fact they were not in each other's com pany on the trip from Southampton they were on friendly terras. The baron Is about thirty-five years old. and speaks with an English accent. He said he was on his way to Canada, and that his sister would remain in this city for several months. AERONAUT BADLY HURT M. Nail Falls at Juvisy — Recovery Expected. juillj ■■! Franc*. May 1? — il. Nau. an aeronaut, while flying in a mono plane to-day, fell from a height of thirty feet. He was frightfully bruised, but it is expected that he will survive. ACQUIT A MILLIONAIRE Pittsburgh Jury Takes Five Minutes to Free Nicola. Pittsburg. May 18.— Frank F. Nicola, whose fortune is estimated at C 0.000,00». was a. quitted to-day by a jury In Criminal Court on charges of being accessory to the bribery of counctlmen by officials of the Columbia National Bank. The Jury re turned a verdict in five minutes, and placed the costs on the county. Nicola is the only person to be acquitted thus far in the bribery trials. Later in the day the trial of D~ F. C. Blessing, president of Common Council, charged with bribery, was taken up and was still on when court adjourned for the ■ight. The cases of Select Councilman William McKdvty and ex-Common Coun rilman C C Schad. also charged with brib ery, which were on the trial list for to day, were postponed until to-morrow. KERBY HAS ANOTHER JOB Former Interior Department Stenographer Says He Has Place Washington. May -Frederick M. Kerbv. the stenographer, who was dismissed by Secretary Balllnger as a result of the state ment he issued regarding the Lawler memo randum to the President on the la vis charges, called at the Interior Department to-day to receive his personal effects and to draw the two weeks' salary due Mm u» to the time ho was discharged. The Secretary was not at his ©Sice at the tim«, but Mr. Kerby saw Don M. Carr. Mr. Ballinger'g private secretary. Mr. Can was prominently mentioned by Kerby in the statement which caused his discharge, but the incident was not referred to at their brief meeting- to-day. Mr. Kerby to-day said that he had taken a place with the press association to which he gave his in formation, but the character or place of his employment had not yet been decided. Have You Tried ; Dewey's Champagne. "Brut Cinree"" or "special Sec.'* H- T Dew ey & 'Sons Co.. 1& Fulton SX..N.Y. — Advt. * . : : ";,;■' -V.t In City of New Tork.'Jer<*e7 City »nd Hobolc?*. ELSEWHERE TWO CENTS. NEVER TOUCHED ME! EARTH TO COMET Takes More than a Fiimv Tail to Feaze this Stanch Old Universe of Ours. CROWDS ON VANTAGE POINTS Only Excitement Was in Italian Quarter. Where Prayers Were Said — Hotel Throngs Sip Tea and Things. Old Mother Earth went through th« tail of H,alley's comet last night, ac cording to schedule, but she is still going around »n the same old circle to day as if nothing had happened. Noth ing did happen, so far as ordinary eye sight could perceive, the passage of the celestial bodies not being observable on this portion of the" terrestrial globe. All New York seemed to ha£e turned out last nisrht to get a view si the celestial visitor. Those who had fol lowed the movements of the comet as reported by scientists were out early, in the hope that before the comet's tail had sunk beneath the hon/on shortly after 8 o'clock it might be vis >!♦». There was a thick haze over the Jersey shore, however, and nothing could be seen. This did not cause any one to g*» home, however, and the crowds still stayed out. * in the hope that at the time the earth entered the filmy haze v.hich constituted i the caudal appendage the shock would be so great that a reflection might be •seen even in this latitude. Comet parties were in order in all por tions of the city, and the members of the Excuse Club had a brand new reason to explain their continued absence from I home. Points" of vantage all over the city were crowded, and even along the streets the refrain of one of the late popular songs was changed into "Has any one- here seen Halley*s?'\ Young men and young women took ad vantage of the expected coming of th* comet to walk abroad in places best suit ed for whispering soft words, but every one who wanted to see the comet either climbed to the highest roof within reach or went out in the open spaces which commanded broad views. Various Kinds of Thirst. The general thirst for knowledge-. Nt the phenomenon expected in the heavens did not by any means cause an abate ment of the thirst for earthly liquids. Comet cocktails had the first call, natu rally, and the syzygy drink was a close second. These were filmy concoctions v.hich appeared to produce considerable ; satisfaction among those who had vainly ; watched and. waited to satisfy their eyes with th» vapor stretched * millions of miles 'throust; -space. The solids, too. were in considerable demand along Broadway, and indeed throughout all the restaurant districts of the city. The feminine portion of the diners who crowded the lobster palaces were garbed in raiment as filmy in ap pearance as is said to be the portion of the comet which all sought to see last night, and as the fair wearers passed along they attracted comment more favorable than any which Halley's dis covery could ever hope to have show ered upon it. The comet was fixed as the limit by many parties who assembled around tables with painted stitrs* of paper in their hands and varicolored disks at their elbows to tempt Dame Fortune in play. As the night wore on and nothing in the heavens showed different from what may be seen on almost any other night in the year, the crowds wended their ways homeward, disappointed, but de termined to keep ward and watch on Friday and Saturday evenings, when it is promised that a better opportunity will be offered to see the nebulous vis itor which dropped below the horizon too early last night to allow the many watchers even a glimpse of its fiery ap pendage. Alarms were not wanting in many parts of the city as a result of the ex pected visit. Persons imagined they • saw signs of the comet everywhere. In the Italian quarter the fear was per haps greater than In any other section, for the people there had heard, from childhood of the prayer now three cen turies old: "Oh Lord, deliver us from the devil, the Turk and the comet." and repeated the portions of it applicable to> Joker Stirs Up Italians. The first part of the city to show ex citement which had been growing- for some days was the neighborhood of Mul berry street About twenty persons were standing at Mulberry and Broome streets looking skyward, when they saw a rounrt ball of fire appear from behind a cloud. as it seemed to them, and descend grad ually toward the earth. The ball seemed to burst and several smaller fires started toward the earth at increased speed. while the witnesses of the terrifyinjc phenomenon yelled and knelt and prayed. Meantime others were attracted to the ■ spot and all believed that the are from heaven was descending to destroy the; city. • Finally the fiery ball fell to the earth and it was found to be a fire bal loon. The police from the Mulberry street station were called to disperse th» big crowd" that fled to «he street at the call of the frightened men who saw the v : fir*, In the sky. This was not the only call for police in that district. About S.I'M p. m., as Policeman Kirk was standing near the old St. Patrick's Cathedral, in Molt street, he heard the sound of chanting coming toward him. He recognized the chant as that of the Litany of to* Blessed Virgin, and soon saw a Ions; procession of little Italian children, the girls dressed in white. Over a hundred adults walked behind the children, bare headed and ; reverently singing. A number of Italian men were at the head of the procession. They waved th« policeman aside when he sought to final the reason for the gathering, and pointed to th» sky. Kirk let the pro cession go by and sent in a call for re serves. When he returned he found the party kneeling in front of the old church. They were reassured by the