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— =-rr- -5T ' -_J^ 1i iMTT^i^^^^B*^»SaP^^SK^B*^^"^»^W^^" , [.Copyright. 1610. by The Tribune ABgociatlon.J V* 1 LXX N° 2:*.l!»S. H MEASURE TO BE MORE LIKE HUGHESS rj irec t \o- -?.:■:■ is for Legis lators and County Officers Planned. SENATORS SEE GOVERNOR Bfll To Be Drafted To-day Ex pected to Pass Upper House Hard Sledding in Assembly. TEv rgrap* to The Tribune. 1 lJb*ny. May - When the committee appoint^ at the conference of Repub *mh Senators yesterday to draft a com jj^jjajse direct primary bill pets through irith york that measure will be virtu al'/ the present Hinman-Green bill in jP provisions for the direct nomination rf senators. Assemblymen, Congressmen S nd county officers. That much seems sssured f ro m the developments to-day, tlthons* the actual drafting of the bill is not yet completed. "Work !be continued on the bill to maToW by Senators Hinman. Cobb and y f sde. the committee, and some of the iiii drafting force. It is expect*! that it •p;:i be completed by to-morrow night £.r.<3 ready for submission to the Gov ernor on Monday, so that If it meets his iaeas the Cobb bill, the basis for this utrk. ran be amended on Monday night. Senators Cobb. Hinman and Mcade called <>n The Governor this morning. jSer explained their mission and sought to ham his views. They had not re fiuced ihfir ideas to ■ I II Ing and had no fc£B to present. The Governor thought the l>ert way to jret at this proposition T2s to take vp a specific. tangible propo sition in bill form. Bo the committee, a!j er talking over various matters with the Executive, went to work to map out ■tfe scheme for the new bill. Various Srn-tfirs were consulted about the meas ure by m«ml«ers of the committee. It is due to the suggestions of some of them jhat county officers are likely to be in cluded in the scope of the new bill. Slainy Senators felt that if Assemblymen were t/5 be nominated directly there was to reason why any other officer whose eistrirt was no larger than a county should cot l>e placed in the same cate gory. Work on New Bill To-day. I'sing the Cobb measure as a. basis, the crsmmitte*', with the Governors counsel. Roger Clark, and some of the till .drafters, will set to work to-morrow to amend that measure to the desired form. The ballot will be changed to con form to the ballot provisions in the Hin r-an-Green bill. Provisions relative to the direct nomination of county officers KiH be drafted and the bill put into shape, so that if the Governor favors it It can 1* t^ken on early next week after tie amendments are made in the Sen ate on MoncFy. littk doubt exists that if the com mittee can evolve a measure satisfactory to the Governor, as is probable, that the Lill will pass the Senate. Its fate in the lower branch of the Legislature is much cure in doubt. While it is understood that Speaker Wadsworth and Assembly itan Merritt had agreed to accept the original CoM» bill, providing for direct nomination of •:••?■-• and Assembly cen. to take effect in 1911. this bill will be a very different proposition. It will riean direct primaries bo come into being this year for members of the new Lime islature md for county officers in a yeas*Wien n«*v (Beers are to be elected la most of the counties. This does not fetrn half s=(. ]>ipasarit to the Speaker and his aid? at a direct primary a year or off; ajid they do not look with favor on Senator Cobb's effort to unite the Bepublii ans in the upper house on a Cirect primary bill. Ext»-a Session Talk Plentiful. -' is tak«-n for granted by direct pri s^ry Assemblymen that the Speaker 111 use a!J his influence against this WU if the Senate passes it. Some of •beia believe he will be able to kill it, *"• means that he and the Rules Committee will have to take the re qwiiWUty by holding it in that body. «Jty belie\*« that such a course would •wet the Governor to call an extra ses eot tnd that .•• would do so without wtftatico. Extra cession talk was plentiful htre On th*r other hand, many Assembly a« think that the Speaker would not **n to take on J.iniself the responsibility Jr * killing t!:e bill, with the consequent £u'h a course, they argue. *«sld Bubject not only him but the Re- PMflican organization to so much cen •we that even if at an extraordinary *«*ion subsequently the bill were passed eachc ach damage polJtically would be done j^rty. And tht legislators in i-,th BKWa sc^-m alive at last to the fact that '■'■' People are watching th.-m keenly cn 2 taking up their minds now which otfcet they will vote, in the coming state ti *<tion. last w<^-k of th*- legislative ses- v.mii f;nd many Important measures Vj £ T>os<- of. Most of them are before «c Bcnate. That body, if it gets rough the programme laid out for it right, will have to work until aft<ir mid ight. There is the gen s*j graft investigation resolution, over ■hi'-h a hard fight is bound to take TOce. Tbm more that document is u «ied by Senators who desire a tree * untrarrimelled hunt for corruption Public- ofii<-€ ■ .■■ more firmly they are •*B« r th^y gay. that it would "be ■ Jh * unvisf. o OUrse to pass it in its f??«t form. H « <* to Find Able Investigators. fijffl* fllCtl - )ns *"* made that It would be .^^ u!t Xf > find legislators of the L-harac ^ and standing essential for members Wv ' ;t 'nvcftigatirg committee who I'll billing to serve under a reso 2*. ab( -'Ut which there was so much tt2? m ' Th " if > hnjc is strong her*- that isl ° Uld b ° InOSt ln J udkious ior the fe ature to start out the investigating ?"J^ under ■ resolution -open to r " ! '' "f the sweeping character al y ■■*•, even if the committee real- Ccatiaued «a »ccund s«g» S^Si -AIDA- HISSED IN PARIS Demonstration Against the Met ropolitan Opera Singers Paris. May 21.-A violent" demon^tra t on marked the opening performance of the Metropolitan Opera Company at the Chatelet Theatre to-night. The demonstration came from the up per gallery, and is supposed to have voiced the displeasure of the people over the failure of the company to re-engage two French singers. The opera w., Aida. and Mme. Louise Homer, who was on the stage singing her solo, was compelled to battle against a storm of cries and hisses. Finally, however, or der was restored and the opera proceed ed without further interruption DARING OPERATION IN VAI*J Amputation of L >g on Fast Train Fails to Save Life. Richard J. Coward, a carpenter of Ftellmore. Long Island, died from injuries received by being hit by a train at that station yesterday, although a daring at tempt was made to save his life by am putating his injured leg while the train was taking him at full speed to a hos pital. The train stopped as soon as the acci dent occurred, and the injured man was licked up. A telegram was sent for a surgeon at Rockville Centre. The doctor was no N sooner aboard at that point than the train proceeded to Jamaica, where St. Mary's Hospital is located. But. n«ar as that was, the doc tor decided that Coward's only chance lay in immediate amputation of the in jured L-g. and the operation was per formed, with only a cross seat for an operating table and unskilled though sympathetic passengers for assistants. Ooward, however, lived only a few hssna jonger, dying in the hospital at Jamai. a. AUTO BOWLS OVER MANY Cuts Swath Through Airship Crowd with Stick Dangling. As th^ crowd of five thousand persons was leaving the scene of the airship flights near Garden City yesterday con siderable mcftf mmt was cause.] when an automobile containing two women and a man picked up a piece of fence wir* lying on the ground and started off with the hundred eet of wire, to which was attached a bh: stick, dragging be hind it. Many in Cbe crowd yelled to the chauffeur to stop, ' ut he kept on. As the automob' «c turned Into Frank lin avenue the stick swept through the crowd of men and women and bowled then: over like t«-n-pins. Still the chauf feur kept on. despite warning cries. A horse was then knocked down, and then the automobile disappeared iv the dis tance. The weather was threatening;, and only Clifford B. Harmon. Captain Baldwin and •J.i.-" Seymour were on hand. Harmon gave the most satisfactory flights, mak ing the circuit of the course at least half a dozen times, usually at a height of about a hundred feet. As Harmon was descending from his last flight his biplane crashed into the Curtiss machine, driven by Seymour. Both machines were damaged, the left stay of Harmon's biplane was knocked away and the left apron of Seymours machine was broken off. HOT CHASE FOR BURGLARS Caught Leaving 57th Street Apartments with Jewelry. William Schunke and Joseph McDer mott were arrested late last night, after they had entered the apartments of lira, A. M. Robinson and W. O. Inglis, on the third and fourth floors of the Calumet apartments, at No. 340 West 57th street. The men tried to escape by running in opposite directions, but they were both caught and locked up in the West 47th street station. The police say that many pieces of jewelry belonging to Mrs. Robinson and Mr. lnglis were found on them. * Mrs. Robinson and Mr. lnglis were out at the time the burglary was com mitted, and had it not been for the fact that lnglis had returned about 11 o'clock the men would not have been captured. He tried the door of his apartments, but could not open the latch. He then called John Read, the elevator boy. who went out on the fire escape of the third floor. As he looked up he saw a man on the fourth floor fire escape, leading into Mrs. Robinson's apartments. As soon as the man saw that he had been discovered he yelled to his confederate in warning, and then ran down the ironwork until he reached the ground. Read immediately ran to the first floor and yelled for the police. In the mean time the second burglar had reached the ground and was trying to scale a high iron fence in the rear. Read caught his man at r,»ith street and Eighth avenue. Patrolman Walsh. Of the West 47th street station, made the other man a prisoner alter a spir iu-d chase. TWO BURGLARS AT ELEVEN Youngsters Lead Police to Hid ing Place of Much Jewelry. When Mrs. Harriet Matthews, of No. 4«.«» St. Paul's Place. The Bronx, re turned home yesterday afternoon after having been to a theatre, she found her apartments had been robbed of several hundred dollars worth of Jewelry. It was the third robbery of her apartments ■within a few months. Detectives Tec van ' and HcCarton soon came around. The janitor's seven year-old daughter. Ellen RodefeM, told them her • eleven-year-old brother, Henry, had been playing with son** rinps and chains. The detectives say little Henry confessed to having entered Mrs. Matthews'* apartment during the afternoon and on two other occasions. The youngster Implicated eleven-year old Alfred Cohen, of No. 480 St. Paul's Place, who was also arrested. Then the boys led the detectives to a section of an old stone wall on 170 th street, be tween Third and Washington avenues and pulled out of a cranny many pieces of jewelry. The boys were then taken to The Bronx detective bureau. The police are looking for a woman to whom the lads are said to have sold a $123 diamond ring for 25 cents. NEW- YORK, SUNDAY, MAY 22. 1010— 1 W X PARTS- SIXTY PAGES. PAITEN MAKES PROFIT. OF $1,500,000 ON SALE Gets an Order for 50.000 Bales of Cotton at 15 That Cost 9 to 12 Cents. FOREIGN SPINNERS PINCHE Stocks Abroad Allowed to Run So Low That Now Need for Staple Over There Is Urgent. James A. Patten, who is said to have engineered the so-called "corner" in May cotton which the government is investi gating, has received an order for .r>o.O(X>. r >o.O(X> bales of the staple which were delivered to him on May contracts from foreign spinners. This is said to be the largest individual order for cotton ever received here, and it is estimated that Mr. Patten will make, close to $1,300,000 on the deal, which involves f3.900.000. The cotton is to be delivered on the basis of 15 cents a pound. It is understood that Mr. Pat ten paid from U to 12 cents a pound for it. One-half of the order, or 2.">,000 bales, is to go to Havre and the re mainder to Bremen. The cotton is urgently wanted by spinners who have let their stocks run down almost to the last fc«.le, and the order says it is imperative that It be delivered at once. Mr. Patten is experiencing considerable difficulty in complying with this part of the order, as there is a scarcity of ships in whirh to transport the staple. So far, according to his brokers. J. S. Bache & Co., he has succeeded in securing accom modations for only 10,000 bales. This amount will be shipped out this week, and the rest will follow as soon as space on the steamers can be secured to carrf- it. That Mr. Patten should have let the spinners purchase this cotton at so low a figure as l."» cents a pound was re garded in the trade as quite an act of magnanimity on his part. The spinners had to have the cotton, and it is said that he could have got almost any price be asked for his holdings. He has said right along, however, that all he wanted was a fair profit, and that he had no in tenti-m of "squeezing" any one. Judg ing by this transaction he has been as good as his word. The present price of spot cotton is 15.40 cents a pound. How much more cotton Mr. Patten has had delivered to him on May contracts has not been revealed, but it is believed in cotton circles to be at least one hun dred and fifty thousand bales. Most of this cotton, it is thought, will ultimately find its way to Europe. BY CHANCE FINDS SON DEAD Father at Hospital to Visit An other Told of Accident. Walter Hawkins, sr., of Xo. 71 Pearsall avenue. Long Island City, accompanied a friend to St. Mary's Hospital, Jamaica, yesterday to see a man who had been hurt in an accident. He was stunned with grief and surprise when he learned that his own son. Walter Hawkins, jr., had just died as a result of an accident of which the father had heard nothing. A driver for James White, a truckman, was painfully hurt in a smash on Fri day night and was taken to the hospital. Young Hawkins was sent after the in jured driver's vehicle. On the way to White's place he was in a crash with an automobile driven by <Jeorge Hoss. His skull was fractured. But White and the older Hawkins had gone to the hospital to see the- injure,! driver. They had no idea that Hawkins, jr., had been hurt. SAY COMET RAISED MERCURY Mariners Blame the Flight for Warm Weather — Two Prostrations. While the passing of the comet to the western eve-nine sky may "r may not have ha anything to do with the temperature, there were "salts" along the waterfront yesterday who blamed the flight of the comet for the warm weather that prevailed throughout the day. The mercury, which was at 59 degrees above zero at 3 a. m. yesterday, rose gradually, and by 1 p. m. crept up to 77. The clouds that had been accumulating rapidly throughout the day broke into a torrent between 3 and 4 p. m. and cooled the atmosphere. The humidity fluctuated between 03 and 6S per cent. Samuel Barron, forty years old, of No. 11l Norfolk street, and William Doniing, thirty-two years old, of No. WS East Doth street, were overcome by tv« heat. SAY JUDGE SMILED" AT JURY Basis of Motion for New Trial in a Cincinnati Case. [Ny r<if finij.h to The Tribune.] Cincinnati, May 21.— 1n support of a mo tion to-day for a new trial In the case of the Morrison-Snodgrass rompary .-«^ti ist L. P. Hazen & Co. and Silas I*. Snoilk'iass. attorneys alleged conduct on the part of Judge Gorman, the trial court, prejudicial to their clients. They specified an order of the court com mitting Hazen to Jail for allied contempt, founded on his proteased inability to an swer a question, and declared that the court in passing strictures on witnesses, looked at the, Jury and at times smiled^ot It in a manner to prejudice the minis of the member* me-verdlc* was for :i3.2«. ACCIDENT TO BLANCHE WALSH Grease Paint in Cut May Disligure Actress for Life. [By graph to The Tribune.] Plttsbun?. May 21.— Blanche Walsh, who I. appearing in "The Teat" at the Nixon Theatre here this week, probably will bo 4l*.flffure4 for life as the result of an acci dent &.t the Colonial Hotel Thursday nlßht. H1 Walsh bumped her head violently against a door, breaking the skin on her She «=mear<?d her face with grease paint th Xh *".' Srt last night, but J. listed twice during the performance. Dr. raintra Baldwin, who is attending Miss Walsh, fears 'she may he disfigured for life. DEWEY'S FINE OLD MADEIRA WINE. A delicious desert wipe , ;^; 11 T. Dewey & Boos Co., 138 Fulton St.. N.Y. —AdvU THE SECOND MAX TO FLY ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. DE LESBEPB PREPARING FOB A I'l.HiilT. (UTS TAIL TURNS UP as Really Visible Last Night for Twenty-five Minutes. EAR CASTOR AND POLLUX Hazy Condition of Sky Prevents Star Gazers from Seeing More than Tip of the Tail. After the scare the spectacle. ■' Not spectacular enough to hurt, either, hut it was the t;; il of the comet, and it was vis ible in the western sky. Furthermore, New Yorkers saw it for twenty-five min utes, instead of hnving to wait until this morning to read dispatches of the phe nomenon observed beyond the sea some u here. The position of the comet last night was almost directly under the two bright^ .stars. Castor and Pollux, in the constel lation Gemini. It was about half way between the horizon and the two stars and about eighteen degrees above the horizon at 8:15 o'clock. It was first scon at 8:05 o'clock. No wonder the crowds on Riverside Drive felt the pride that tireless vigil ance brings — when the outcome is suc cessful. For several nights Riverside Park has held small, silent groups of star students. Others might become' facetious and hunt more mundane rec reations. But the faithful watched and waited, and now, no matter what hap pens to the comet's tail— let it be dropped entirely, or henceforth hid be hind a bank of clouds— the Riverside "rooters" know that they have seen a part of it, at least. It was a hazy object. . Harold A. Jj.coby, Rutherfurd professor of astron omy at Columbia University, first point ed it out. He was surrounded by a tense group at the Drive and 7<>th .street The hazy object might be described as round, with an elongation away from the sun. Mr. Jacoby said that this elongation was undoubtedly the beginning of the tail of the comet, which on account of the hazy condition of the sky. could not be traced further than one degree. All with him, however, clearly saw the fan like elongation. It seemed the size of an incandescent lamp. •If we could have a perfectly clear sky undoubtedly we could find a good tail." said Mr. Jacoby. "This observation of the tail Is in accord with what has been predicted and expected from the begin ning. The tail la now in the proper and normal position, pointing away from the sun. If it were not for the streak of light seen in the east on Thursday and Friday mornings we would say that the comet had acted quite normally. It is not possible to say at the present mo ment just how that streak of light was rendered visible by the comet. The very bright fellow to the left, about on the level with yie comet, is Procyon." L,ook for the comet to-night at 8 o'clock. Mr. Jacoby says it will be a little higher above the horizon at that hour and a little further toward the south, and, therefore, situated somewhat more favorably for observation. It will, he says, be nearer Procyon. At B:S0 o'clock the spectacle began to dwindle, peak and pine, so to speak. It is probable that, the sky being clear, the view this week will gradually improve. COMET AND TAIL IN WEST Observed Distinctly in Various Parts of Country. Mount Wilson, Cal.. May — To scien tists at Carnegie Observatory Halley % comet presented the appearance of a fan tailed pigeon last night.' The comet's ap pendage was spread out at tl»*» end through several degrees. Despite the bright moon light, the tail appeared distinct. The comri s=et an hour and fifty minutes after the sun. Director Hale said the observations show that the cornet has passed far beyond the earth and taken its tail with it. Ami Ardor. Mich-. May 21- -Professor AY. J. Hus-ey. of the University of Michigan observatory, observed the head and tail < i Halley'a comet last nlwht. Tne head was In the west, wbere it was expected. 8. < rinse of the lunar brightness, only a faint oi.tline or the tall coijld be discerned. Pro fessor Hussey is <> f tlie opinlin that the • arth lias passed through a portion of U.O tail. Ifa&assas, Vu., May 21. — Hallry's comet Mas viewed by many here to-night. If wns plainly visible from 8 to 9 oclork in the western Kky. COMET'S TAIL REPORTED SEEN Harvard Observatory Gets Dispatches from Mexico and South Africa. Cambridge. Mass. May 21. -Banks of heavy clouds blocked the attempts of the astronomers at Harvard Observatory to ob tain a view of Halley's comet or Its tail to-day. The professor* believe that, had the sky been clear. t4i«*y would have seen the tail In the eastern sky.'aa the many telegrams they have received from other astronomical stations load them to think that the phenomenon which they witnessed yesterday morning was th* comet's tall.- A message wan received to-day from Thcii bsyn, Mec. dated last night, which reads: "Comet's tail visible to-day In the east ern sky. V'l; P. VALUE. " Telegrams were "received, from several . , - Continued on m . mill page. . FLIGHT ACROSS CHANNEL Count Jacques de Lesseps Dupli cates Bleriot's Feat. TRIP MADE IN 50 MINUTES Aeronaut Forced to Fly High Owing to Fog-Hopes to Make Return Voyage To-day. Dover, May 21.— For the second time within a year the English Channel was crossed to-day by an aeroplane, and again the honor remains with France, fount Jacques de Lesseps, a grandson of tho late Ferdinand de Lesst-ps, the cel ebrated French engineer, driving a 50 horsepowrr monoplane of the same model as that with which Louis Bteriot first conquered the strait, on July 25 last, duplicated his countryman's f^at in a dense fog this afternoon, starting at Calais and landing easily in a meadow at Winston Court Farm. Fifty minutes w ere consumed in the Journey. Bl£rlofs time vvp.s thirty-three minutes. De Les seps started at "?:30 p. m., and landed at 4:20. M. de Lesseps intended making the trip from Calais to Dover and return without alighting in an effort to win the Ruinart prize of $2,500, but the mist com pelled him to descend. He expects to re sume his flight at daylight. Leaving Calais amid the cheers of an immense crowd, De Lesseps s^nt Hs monoplane gracefully up to a height of four hundred feet, and then headed it in the direction of Dover. When scarcely a mile out from the French coast the ScnrnlxV, as the monoplane was known, was' lost to sight from the torpedo boat destroyer Eseopette, which \*as racing underneath it to render aid should the aeronaut find his machine fall. De Lesseps's only means of reckoning his location were the rays of the sun. which dhnly penetrated the banks of fog in which he was enshrouded. He de termined to keep on. however, and. in order to avoid the possibility of running Into the cliffs of Dover, he sent the mon oplane to a height of a thousand feet, at the same time keeping it pointed in the direction in which he believed the Eng lish coast lay. The Frenchman's cour age soon was rewarded by the sight of the gray cliffs immediately beneath him. Then De Lvsseps stopped the whirring motor and let the machine glide grace-^ fully to earth, ianding without mishap at the Winston Court Farm, one mile in land and midway between Dover and Deal Few persons saw the intrepid aeronaut come to the ground, lor when the news was flashed across from Calais that De Lesseps had started the crowds assem bled on the field whore M. Bleriot de scended in his epoch making flight, ex pecting that the new seeker for 'cross channel honors would choose the same spot. This it was De Lesseps's intention to do had not the fog interfered. Considerable anxiety was felt at Calais when De Lesseps failed to return, until word was received from Dover that the homeward trip was delayed by weather conditions. Count de Lesseps is a grandson of the late Viscount Ferdinand do Lesseps. At Mourmelon-le-Clrand last December he made two unsuccessful attempts to win the 100-kilometre 'cross-country prize. On the second trial his machine broke down, after covering fifteen kilometres. The count had an accident at Barcelona on May 5, while flying in a biplane. The machine fell and was wrecked and the aeronaut was slightly injured about the face. Louis Bleriot. the French aeronaut, crossed the Enjcttch Channel in an aeroplane on the morning of July 25 last. His feat ha.l not been equalled until to-day. Hubert Latham made a daring but unsuccessful attempt on July 19. In a .subsequent at temut Latham fell with his machine into the w;iter. but was rescued. Later Count d* Lambert prepared for such a. flight, bit his machine broke down tefore he h»J cleared the cliffs. Count de lesseps had planned to attemp* the fliKht last Saturday, but postponed it because of the death of King Edward. ISSUES SALOON BLACKLIST Thirty-five Thirsty Ones in Mount Vernon Must Go Without. There are thirty-five persons in Mount Vernon who cannot rci an intoxicating drink of any kind from any saloonkeeper there unless. the dispenser of drinks is will ing to take a char.cc at being caught violat ing the law. The unhappy thlrty-nvi: have been placed in this predicament by Chief of Police i*otoy, who has made a list of the names of persons convicted five times of misdemeanors in the city court, and sent copies of it to all tne saloon and hotel keepers In town By a law enacted by the last Legislature liquor dealers are forbidden to sell to per- MMM so convicted, and the penalty for a violation i» the same as that for a viola tion of the regular excise laws. The thirty flye art- paid, to have made vain appeals to Chief Foley to rescind his action, TELEGRAPHERS 1 WAGES INCREASE Boston. May 21. -A readjustment of the wage 'scale of one thousand telegraphers of the Hoston & Maine Railroad was an nounced to-day by C. K. Lee. >ien«ral super intendent. Under the now wage scale the men will receive, an advance averaging I per cent. ■ ' Direct to Boston All Wat Rout*-. Metro politan Line. Turbine Steamships* Yale an.i Harvard in service com. to-morrow. Sec adv. - Ada. -,•••- • ■ SE&EiiSii JACQUES DE LESSErS. FALLS 2.000 FEET; LIVES After Aeronaut's Escape Circus Seats and Tent Collapse. Pittsburg. May 21.— Five thousand persons saw Oscar Leroy. of Percy. Okfau fall two thousand feet through the air to-rlay at EUwood. near here, and es cape with his life, his only injury being a broken leg. Leroy, who is an aeronaut with a circus, had made a balloon ascen sion, and when he cut Ino3«» his pr.ra chute the latter, soaked with the rain of the last" forty-. ight hours, would not open until the aeronaut h&<\ almost reached the ground. An hour later, while the performance was in* progress, the grandstand section of «eats collapsed, tarrying down women and children. The tent fell over the struggling people,* but while many were thrown into hysterics none sustained se rious injury. SAY HE IS "^ICK CARTER" Harlem Detectives Get a Man They Think Is Fugitive. A man who. the police say. is William Whiteway, alias "Nick Carter," who w;is indicted nine years ago on the charge of being concerned in the hold ing up and killing erf Theodore Johans sen, a Bronx contractor, "was arrested yesterday afternoon at 129 th street and Third avenue by Detectives H.irt and Skeehan. of the Harlem bureau. The attack on Johanssen was made on Sep tember 1. ilX»l. John Fisher, one of the assailants, received a life sentence, and Massey Scofield, who was also t augh* by the police, was sentem ed to Ping Ping for six years. Whiteway escaped. YesUrday afternoon the two de tectives were approached by a man who asked them for alms. Hart, who de cided to follow the man. came to the conclusion that the man was Whiteway. At the detective bureau the records showed that a patrolman by the name of Foster had worked on the Johanssen case. He was sent for. and identified the prisoner as Whiteway. The police say that after h& had been put through the third degree Whiteway confessed. He will probably be arraigned to-day in the Tombs court. SAVES LAD FROM DROWNING Crowd Gives Policeman Big Ovation in Williamsburg. Bicycle Patrolman Zeitlcr. of the Stags? street station. Brooklyn. It-aped from the Penny Bridge, at th- foot of Grand street. Williams-burg into New'own «'r> ok yesterday :ind readied Nathan Stumpf, of No. .*><>*> Bushwick avenue, who h;nl fallen from a small r:;f"t on which he anil other boys were playing. The police man had a hanl struggle to swim in with the youngster on account of the current, but he slli't'l'ulfd. ::nd the boy was taken to St. Catherines Hospital. where it was said ho Would recover. The raft, which was built by the boys. was a contrivance of logs an«l boards Caught in the tide and b* mi; 1 arried swiftly toward the Ft-nny SrMfJC; its navigators became frightened, and were screaming for help, when it capsized and hurled them into the water Stumpf was the only one who could not swim, and would have perished if Zoit!>-r's at tention had not been <a!le<l to his plight by the cries of the croud Zeit!*T rode out to the centre of the bridge and then plunged after the lad. He received a bis ovation when he reached lend with the youngster safe in his nrms. MAY BE FIGHTING AT RAMA Nicaragua n Revolutionists Be lieved to Have Begun a Battle. Washington. May 21 • The Estrada forces are awaiting attiuk at or near Rama, but as communication with fhat town has been cut nothlnK definite in regard to the situa tion is obtainable, although It si reported that fighting had already begun, the re volutionary forces having taken the in!ti» tlvc. Such was the infcrtnatlon conveyed to the State Department in a dispatch re ceived to-day from BlueOeld^ Nicaragua! The dispatch also states that the where aliouts of the Venus, now kn.nVn at the Maximo Jam, which was prevented by Commander Gilmer from bombarding Wue flelds. and which left the harbor imme diately thereafter, is still unknown. a dispatch from Managua says that all the available military fortes in that dis trict are being hurried to the Atlantic Coast to take part in the campaign against Estrada. . WHAT DAY CAN YOU COME DOWN? We are prepared to hulld to order 10« homes at Garden City. Mould you like one? Our vales during the past 10 day* have .Seen over halt a million dollars. <:.«s•• K. Tar bt-11.-Telephone Tail Mad.. 320 Fifth avenue. AuvU . . PHKE PI YE CENTS. PRINCETON BETS $10,000,000 GIFT Practically the Entire Estate of Isaac C. Wyman. of Salem, Mass.. for Graduate School. HAD LAND IN EVERY STATE Acquisition of Real Estate and. Love for University His Rul ing Passions — Got Money Easily. GREAT GIVERS FOR EDUCATION. (irorgr rcabody ** * no ° Stephen fiirard •,•••.••• Lrlaad Stanford - 20,0f10.0C0 .Mrs. Lrland Stanford fc - 10,000,000 P. A. B. Vltdetur. 0,000,000 I). B. royertv<nther . 4.000,000 John S. Kennedy 30.000.000 John I>. Rockefeller »*.•••.••• i: N. Car«on . . '. 5.000.000 C eril Khorfe* 10.000.000 Johns Hopkin*. -,••».••• Ezra Cornell 6,000,000 IBy TM- (J"»r>^ to Th« Tribune. 1 Salem, Mass.. May til.— Practically the entire estate of Isaac C. Wyrnan. of this city, estimated m SUMiMMMM, is left to Princeton University for its Graduate School. Mr. Wyman's will was filed here in the Probate Court, and his gift, which is probabiy the largest ever given to a. university for a specify- purpose, is set d >w n as a memorial of Mr. Wyman's lasting affection" tor his alma mater. J<hn at Raymond, of this city, and Dean Andrew F. West, el Princeton, are named as trustees, and almost absolute powet is given to them to dispose of the estate for the benefit of the Prtaweaaa Graduate School. The will contains the proviso rhat the estate be devoted a whole or in part "as the trustees may decide, to the Princeton Graduate School, to maintain, develop or assist it in any way that will increase its power an..i usefulness." The only other bequests in the will are ne of $.->,•>•»► ty the testators house keeper, $l.t»>o to Dtimmer Academy, at South Byfield. and all his books, fur niture and the personal effects at his Falem estate to John M. Raymond, ono of the executors. Provision for Niecs. The trustees are also directed to set aside a sufficient /urn the income frcm which will enable Susan B. Dickinson, a niece of Mr. Wyman. to live comfort ably. The principal is to become part of the .residuary estate and go to Princeton when the niece dies. The trustees are also directed to set apart a suffl>r. sum to build and maintain a memorial chapel to Mr Wyman's parents, in which "neighborhood meetings or Sunday school classes" may be held. The value of all these specific bequests is not be lieved to be over fSfftfttNt so that the sum which is to go to Princeton will be nearly, if not outta, $UU» «>.<>.'<>- Isaac C. Wyrr.an was one of this coun try's "quiet millionaires." and it is said that he owned real estate in every state in the Union. His passion for acquiring real estate holdings is said to have been equalled only by his love for his alma mater. He was born in Marbleheud. January 31. IS2S. and was left an orphan at the age of seven, with a fortune of SSO.OOO. While a student at Princeton he bor rowed money from his guardian and put through a successful real estate deal. After being graduated from Princeton, in IS4S. he went to Harvard Law School, from which* he was graduated in IS3O. For eleven years he practise-! law. and then gave it up to enter the real state business exclusively. He operated on a large scale, and purchased many thou sand acres of wooded Western lands, both in the United States and Canada. He never married. Testator's Odd Character. Because of his refusal to keep in re pair the houses he owned in Lynn he was frequently defendant in the police court of that city. The collection si antiques constituted hi.- sols diversion. although he said he occasionally dissi pated to the extent of reading a novel. ! He said once that he found money so easy to get that there must be some thing wrong with th at who could nut acquire it and were poor. - it is said that his grandfather impov erished himself to give $40.<Xh> to George 1 Washington with which to feed the Con tinental Army in 17T«".. Living on the southern border of .\far tlehead, Mr. Wyman said Icng ago that he could walk to the northern end of the town without leaving his own land. He owned nearly two-thirds of the entire territory of Marblehead In Lynn he owned eighteen parcels of real estate. He was also one > f the biggest property owners in Salem. It has been said of him that he neve* sold .1 parcel of prop erty that came into his possession. Although he did not prate of it. Mr. Wyman was not Mapleaard when a friend an •■• once thai he <-v ned property in ever* state In the union. lie added to thai statement: "Tea, anil I pay taxes to Spain ami England, as well." h- Spanish hi>Ulin;j was a hotel In Havana, which he suM just before the Spanish- American War. Within ten years Mr. Wynuin bought tax title to more than twtnty thousand acres of land in Maine. His favorite procedure in the West was to buy wooded land, sell the timber, usually for wore than th«» price of the land, and keep the land. He frequently naaisl of a coal mine, a silver mine ami a railroad of which he was owner. " He continued his studies throughout his life, sjeaai a l*at!n and Greek scholar. as well as. a student of economics. Ha posst^ued a remarkable memory, and could quote offhand the corporation or land laws of every state in the Union, John M. Raymond, a prominent lawyer of thi* city, who is one of the executors of the estate, when u*ktil to-night as to the* probable amount Princeton Unlver-