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IBCS LETTERS RISE IB SURPRISE COUNSEL Unaware Government Had Copies r* Sugar Secretary's Pri vate Correspondence. ICALEVIDENCE DAY OF TECH jver Court Puzzled at Times — Prosecution, It Is Expected, Will End Its Case To-day. (Tharles R. Heike. secretary of the l^irericar Sugar Refining Company, on trial on a. charge of conspiracy to de frai^ the government out of customs <ftziics- with sriin look heard copies of jjs letters read and technical tables of the pre3t business analyzed yesterday (a th* 1 effort of the federal prosecutors to fasten upon him a knowledge of the rri:nes committed on the Havemeyer ■£3&cT docks. Not for an instant did V relax hi? expression. His counsel tattled to have «rvidence excluded, but Jtk3« Martin, who for years had been , United States attorney, blocked their - every objection. In the corridor outside ofithe criminal branch of the United States Circuit Court, where the trial is being held in the Federal Building, there were rumors o f causations similar to the confession of Oliver Spitrer. but within a came was ■heine played, to which counsel for the p>vernment attached far more Impor tance. There t»<-t<- reports that some of the defendants would plead guilty and thro* themselves on the mercy of the "conrt. Spitzer had been busy with hi? eia associates, as he had said he would v* There va« a rumor that a defend ant in * .position to expose the whole a»V«f fraud would follow the Spitzer rxasiple, ■ storj' reaching to the utmost raaton of the business. It was also gijd that the company was about to «rop TTin-e employes. Other Confessions Reported. There have been other confessions as the result of Spitzer's pardon. There ra c beer another reaching out for more >rid*nce. But the weavers •of the web <,f gufit were too intensely interested in the thread* they were trying to gather 'sboirt H*-ke to give much of their time V- anything in the way of confirmation c. denial, and the defence was too busy tryinjr to check the progress. James M B^ck. general counsel for the American Sugar Reflning Company, re tcmed from Europe in the morning and ■ivas made acquainted with the Spitzer «ef»sEion. bat "specially with, th- cvi. g cracethe yoverninent had obtained from xa examination of the company's books irriislle he iras abroad. It-was said that 7Jir. Beck will not be called into th** case I'toaid Mr Heikf . One of his assistants te present at the hearings always. In another part of the building the ♦ed*ral jrrand jury heard more witnesses 1p the proceedinsr against the company raider th» Sherman anti-trust act. Se fere •>;!<«=■<} States commissioner Shields JtSJes O. Brzezlnskl, former Treasury af>«^. arrested on charges of perjury in iavine **n4»^ that Spitzer had attempted "tp bribe him. rave $5,000 bond for his ball. He m«»t Spitzer in the corridor Vnd Brzpzinski did not look at all friend 1; opor. the pardoned man whose con fession was responsible for the arrest. Bnt nothing seemed to count except the Eame being played in the courtroom, with Heike'6 liberty as the stake. All the technical tables and a chart as r<ropl!c?.tod a« any that played such an important but useless part in the Heinze trial faded from the memory of the spec tators and others in the courtroom when • batch of H<-ike letters was introduced •nc re&G. -' Significance of Heike Letters. .. The prr.«"*rution believed that the let ters, as well as the tables, showed knowl *sK- of the frauds by Heike and Ernest rarht the former superintendent. ?!sn on rial One to Frank G. Turner, 'he fuporimendent of th»» subsidiary com pany at South Boston, called attention to ia*i**6 r«*commended in the melting ac <-"ur.t of that retaery- and referring to £ffcTTic«?« in the production of refined tmrr, rau suear said: "These differences are due to two lasses: rat. the desire of the super lntend-nts to make as good a showing if their work as possible; second, to the pbocaJ weights and tares which we re- Wre irom the Custom House, and **ich. of course, we do *ixct undertake to correct." tn a letter to Mr. Gerbracht, complain *"? of th* destruction of weight books ** raring an insurance claim. Heike tiid: Ac there -were no duties paid on these •o*»tf (of whi<-h the weights had been 'i'^troyed). there could under no circum tttsoes be any harm in showing the Sjtfgbts, as there could be no compari *<* with Custom House weights." • Of as mu..h f-ignincance in the eyes of &«■ prosecution were books submitted f» J. P. Montgomery, in charge of the •celling accounts in the VVilliamsburg ' r sn«ry. He got his figures from Otto BdnaeUer. j i, the Wall street office, now **Wwou«3y ill, and there was a column ' f| "»in? the original weight, and an <*h»r «Vjiumn. in red ink. showing fig *•*■•* 'h;ch <»imeel for the government CerLare are th*« losses in dutiable weight *':ff«r*K3 by the customs. Another col "wo showed the value of the red ink s *sj?hts. These reports went to Helke Destroying Paper* of No Use. Tfi» technical evidence was 50 puz- z '*«g at time* that the court had to ask f» <*" explanation. The melting report * n the statement -submitted the day be £■* and *y>ns3<Wed yesterday had to do *Ith th» ,- sv sugar received, its grade. Ittflfty. ratam and weight. The refined rroduct meant the market. A* poods E *'cr • ••'tin? the invert or grape mica r *s» rerrmindT after refining. There was ??**: any puzzle about the weight •*■ "*>nees in raw sugar between that of . . Omtinned on ttflh p»(rr- •gfEBAI. CHANGE OF TIK€. Tiß-tS * ■ _'■ " . .' . ""^""""^ "*' "' ■' ;--.-■.■ .- ■ ->>.-■■ -■ ■ -■ . • ' : _" ._ — :—: — ; — _2 '. ;; — __ . — ' — : ■ — i -.. To-day. f a i r mntl rO ol^r. To-morrow, fair; Wf—< . m.;> , GOV. DENEEJSJI ARRESTED. Auto in Which He Was Riding Exceeded Speed Limit. Pooria, 111.. May 27.— Governor Charles S. Deneen of Illinois was arrested at midnight last night with a tourinp car party for exceeding the speed limit. Charles H. May. publisher of "The Her ald-Transcript," Host of the party, was released under bond. Th« Governor will not have to appear at a hearing to-day. POLO PLAYERS AS HEROES Stop a Runaway Near Crowd at Van Cortlandt Park. Malcolm Sfvonson. former master of hounds of the Meadow Brook Club, and Charles S. Sabin, a -well known poio player, mounted on their polo ponies. stopped a runaway at Van Cortlandt Park yesterday afternoon which threat ened serious injury to some of a crowd of five thousand persons. The specta tors were massed around the Squadron A polo grounds to see a game between the Rumeon and Cooperstown fours. Just before the game started a pair of ' horses, hitched to a heavy iron roller which was used to roll the field, sud denly bolted. The shock jerked the driver off hi? seat, and the horses, with out any gruiding hand, made for one end of the field, where the spectators were thickly massed. Mr. Stevenson, who played with the Cooperstown team, and Sabin, of the Rumson four, were on their ponies prac tising: shots at the opposite end of the field, but, realizing the danger to the crowd, dropped their sticks and urged the ponies toward the runaway. Mr. Stevenson, coming; up on the right of the horses and Sabin on the left, grabbed the bridles and pulled up the team a few feet from the edge of the crowd. The horses were then turned over to a mounted patrolman who had arrived by that time. BABY BOY SHOOTS HIMSELF So Police Believe After He Is Found Dead in Kitchen. A strange case in Brownsville at tracted the attention <>f the police yester day afternoon, when Peter Ganesky. a four-year-old boy. wa« found dead with a bullet through his head. The mother of the little boy left him in the home of her sister. Mrs. Lena Shimke. No. 280 Sackman «=treet. 'Mrs. Shimke was out in the yard with her. and said she heard no shot, but returning t/> the kitchen found little Peter lying on the floor with the wound in his head. She tried to re vive him, and took him to a drug store, but he was already dead. When the ambulance «urgeon who was failed told her that he was dead she fainted. Captain Frank, of the Brownsville station: Inspector McCafferty and others interrogated the family for four hours, devoting much time to Katie Shimke. a timid girl of fourteen years. They could learn practicaHy nothing from her until they -heard from h»»r brother, A,ntony, that he hafi had a revolver secreted be t^roen the mattresses. Then the girl said Bhe had picked up the weapon from the floor and thrown it on a shelf be cause she was afraid of the police. She said she and her little sisters heard the (Shot and found the child on the floor. r '"h*> police think that the baby may have pulled the pistol out of the bedding and shot himself by accident. The bullet ■wo.nt through one of his eyea and into the brain. LEGS CUT OFF. HE SMOKES Man Crushed by Train Sits Up and Chats with Surgeons. With one leg completely severed and the other fo badly crushed that it had to be amputated. William Hartung. twenty-six years old. an employe of the Long Island Railroad, sat upright against a fence and calmly smoked a cigarette while waiting for an ambu lance surgeon to take him to the hos pital. Hartung. wiio lives at Floral Park. Long Island, tried to board a moving train yesterday at Jamaica. He fell between the cars. Trainmen improvised tourniquets of rope, and a hurry call was sent to St. Marys Hospital. at Jamaica. Dr. Donoghue responded with ail ha.ste. Ar rived at tho yard, he approached a man who sat upon th«- platform, his back to the fence. He puffed at a cigarette with evident enjoyment. •"Where is the man who was hurt?" asked Dr. I»onoghue. •Here I am. Look at my leg lying here beside me," said Hartung. The amazed surgeon then saw that his patient was actually talking to him. He hurried him into the ambulance. But as they were placing Hartung upon the stretcher he suddenly sat up and called: "Don't forget the leg." It was put be side him on m \e stretcher. At the hos pital he was placed upon the operating table, where he sat upright during the operation, manifesting an interest In the surgeon's knives and saws. •If he lives it will be by sheer pluck and nerve," paid Dr. Donoghue. MRS. AOKI TO ASK DIVORCE Former Miss Emery Takes Up Resi dence in Nevada. . (By Tf-1-KT.ph to The Tribune.] San Francisco. May 26.— According to a. dispatch from Carson City. Nev.. Mrs. Gunjiro Aoki formerly Miss Gladys Emery, daughter of Archdeacon Emery, of this city, is there to establish a legal residence In order to secure a divorce from her Japanese husband. Mrs Aokl is accom panied by her mother and child. ■onw months a*B Mrs. Aoki gained notoriety by her marriage to th« Japanese, who wa* a servant in her father's home in Oort« Madera. arrow the bay from ban p rAm In ?vite of many protests, '»;■ m.trme. took place In Seattle, near which ?l'*Z tl*> <-mjple took up their r^sid^no^. arid whort- their child m born. Recently reoorts havT *wne that Mr*. Aoki had tired of her husband's alleged 111 treatment, and that sh»- would noon sue for a divorce, a*. *h<* <uM in wade no effort to provide tor hfa family. _^ $50,000,000 FOR DEVELOPMENT Canadian Northern Railway Said to Have Borrowed That Sum. Winnipeg, Man.. May ■.- It was officially announced to-day that the Canadian North ern Railway has obtained $50,«J0,W> in Brit ish money markets for development pur poses. ::'.: :'. JL ■ perfect Spring Outings up the Hudson. Da- L?:>e Stre. running. Music. See steam boat -AJvt \i:W-YOHK. FRIDAY WAY l' 7. l<Ha-i < M 'KTKKN J\U,l>. ** F'HK'K ONK < TAT FRENCH SUBMARINE ( SUNK WITH 27 MEN Struck by Dover-Calais Channel Passenger Boat Two Miles from Calais. TAPPIMG FROM INTERIOR Reported That a Diver V/ho Reached the Vessel Heard Sounds Made by Im prisoned Men. BIG SUBMARINE ACCIDENTS, Nam* and plare. No. killed. Date. Fulton (U. S.I. < utrhnjrur, *•• I None 1301 Fulton (U. S.), I^wi«. Del None 1902 farfadrt (Fr.). TunU 12 1905 No. 4 (Enj.l, Portsmouth None 1905 I^utin (Fr.). Tunis 15 1906 A 8 (Engr.). riymouth 15 1906 Algerian <Ft.>. Cherbonrs None 1907 Snbmarine X (Ft.). Cherbourg; None 1907 « jtti not e (Fr.). Toulon None 1907 Grampus and Pike (C. S.), Mar* Inland ] 1908 Vip«T. Cuttlrflsh. Ortopua (U. S.>. Norfolk.... Nonf 190* J-oca (Hal.). Bay of :< nif. .. 8 190» Ivambala (Run.). SebaKtopol.. 20 1909 Dragon (Ran.). St. Petersburg 1 190» CII (Ens.), rron:er. Enjf ... 13 1909 No. 6 (Jap.), Hiroshima Bay. •14 1910 Calais. France. May 26. — Another French submarine, the Pluviose. with all her crew aboard, lies to-night in thirty fathoms of water. She was sent to th* 3 bottom of the Fnglish Channel at 2:3" o'clock this afternoon by the 'cross channel steamer Pas de Calais, which, crowded with passengers bound for Dover, struck the partly submerged Pluviose when about two miles from tho harbor. Accounts differ as to the cause of the accident. Admiral Fournier has ex pressed th^ opinion that the submarine attempted to pass beneath the steamer, while other officials think that the Pluviose. after a long dive, came up by chance directly under the paddle wheels. The shock of the contact brought the passengers to the steamer's rails, and they saw almost instantly the hull of the submarine rolling about as though try ing to right herself. A boat was hastily launched, but the foundering craft, which seemed to have been hard hit, turned partly over and disappeared. Signals of distress from the Pas de ''alais. which was making water rapidly, brought two tugs to the scene, and later a torpedo hoat destroyer put out and an chored near where the Pluviose had gone down. Within an hour or two a wrecking vessel was lying near the destroyer, and her crew -was making hasty preparations to send down divers to locate the ill-fated submarine, entombed in which are three. offlcrs and twenty-four men. After fruitless efforts hope practically has been given up of bringing them to the surface alive. A powerful undercurrent balked the divers in their attempt this evening to reach the Pluviose, and if the imprisoned men are not already dead, it is almost certain that the delay will prove fatal. The submarine lies in many fathoms of water, and the divers were able to de scend only a short distance. Powerful dredges and machinery will arrive from • 'herbourg in the morning, when all ef forts will be centred in a final attempt to reach the ill-fated craft and bring her to the surface. The general fear is entertained that the Pluviose rec^n-ed a vital blow from the paddle wheels of the Pas de Calais and that some of her plates w^ere crushed. Kvon if the crew succeeded in closing her watertight compartments, they will not be able to survive for any great lens"th of time. commandant Prat, of the submarine division of Calais, was one of the officers on board. The Pluviose left Calais thirty minutes before the time it is presumed she came up under the paddle wheels of the Pas de Calais, though it is hard to believe that she would dive in such crowded waters. The Maritime Prefect of Calais in reporting his action to the Marine Ministry of sending boats to the scene offers the opinion that the naphtha res ervoirs of the Pluviose burst. Paris. May 27. — A special to the "Matin" from Calais says that chains have been attached to the submerged Pluviose. A dispatch to the "Journal" says that the torpedo boat destroyer has reported that a diver reached the Pluviose at nightfall and heard rappings in the in terior. Submarine disasters have been confined practically to the last decade, but during that time some one hundred and fifty lives have been sacrificed, a heavy percentage of th*- number employed on this new type of craft. Nearly every navy in the world has suffered. One of the earliest of the unlucky divers was the Fulton, built for the United States government. Her misadventures, however, were without fatal consequence?. She first attracted attention* in 1901 by sinking in her dock at Cutchogue. Long Island. Like the historic Royal George.- the was being tilted for repairs at the time. The next year, while the Fulton was on an endurance run off Lewes, r*t!.. an explosion occurred on board, wrecking the lower deck and in juring five men. These disaster* have brought out many tales of stoical heroism, notably the cas« of Lieutenant Sakuma, of the Japanese tor pedo boat No. 6. The boat, with fifteen rn<-n aboard, foundered last April in Hiro shima Harbor. While slowly smothering to death, the lieutenant wrote a. full report cf what ' had taken place, praising his crew and taking all the blame to himself. The French navy has been a heavy suf ferer, with a record of five submarines Jost. Russia comes next, with a loss of two. England ah* Buffered on complete loss end several other serious accidents. Italy an.i Japan have each lost one. The American navy has b**n more fortunate, though there have been several minor accidents. Explosions on board have bum n common cause of these accidents. Collision and foundering through carelessness alfn ac count for several. There are instances of crews living for hours in helpless and sunk submarine but, owing to The difficulty of raising a crippled boat of that type, most such instances have, terminated fatally. On.- French crew, however, was rescued after an imprisonment in compressed air for sev enty-two hours. -^.. »i The rtmcillw was of the Laubouf type.. H*r length was 160 feet. ami her displace ment 358 tou* A FRENCH SUBMARINE AND ITS CHEW. The Pluviose a similar craft, was sunk off the port of Catohl yPsterday. with its r r *w of twenty-seven men. DICKINSON HAD BIG POLICY Accident Company Inquiring Now Into Cause of His Death. NOT ALCHEMIST.SAYS LANGE Scranton Chemist Denies Wild Tales of Experiment That Was Fatal to the Banker. Charles C- Dickinson, former president of the Carnegie Trust Company, who died at St. Luke's Hospital on Tuesday following the inhalation of a gas while ■witnessing a chemical experiment in Scranton. held an accident polio* in the Casualty Company of America. The amount involved in <-ase of death. It Is understood, Is ?65,000. Edwin VV. De Leon, president of the Casualty company, said yesterday that his company was making'the usual in vestigation to determine whether Mr. Dickinson's death was one covered by the clauses of the policy-that la, whether it was caused hy the Inhalation of gas in Dr. Lange's laboratory, in Scranton. or was due to natural causes. Six years ago. before the organization of the Carnegie Trust Company, bnt while Mr. Dickinson was actively en gaged in promoting that institution, he applied, it is said, for SIWMW6 or $200. 000 life insurance, his application being rejected without examination by the company approached because, it is said, insurance had previously been refused to him by another company and because it was considered at that time that his financial standing did not warrant so large a policy. The funeral of Mr. Dickinson was held yesterday afternoon at his home. No. 853 Fifth avenue. The service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. Leighton Parks, rector of St. Bartholomew's Protestant Episco pal Church, of which Mr. Dickinson was a member. Members of the Cornell chapter of the Delta Tau Delta frater nity, of which Mr. Dickinson was for some time national president; the May flower Society, the Sons of the Revolu tion, the Huguenot Society, the Society of Colonial Wars and a number of clubs of which Mr. Dickinson was a member attended the service, as well as employes of the Carnegie Trust Com pany. The burial was in Mount Kisco Ceme tery. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. ] Scranton. Perm.. May 26.— Dr. F. TV. Langp. the local physician and chemist who has been quoted as saying that he had discovered the secret of transmuting base metals into gold and silver, flatly denied to-day that he had made any such assertion. The secret of the mysterious chemical experiment was said in dispatches pub lished in all the morning New York newspapers except The Tribune to have resulted in the death of C. C. Dickinson, former president of the Carnegie Trust Company of New York, who came here to see tests of the so-called process of transmutation. "I have not been able to change base metals into silver or gold." said Dr. Lange. I have never made such a claim, because I have not accomplished such a thing. What I have done, and the only thing I claimed I have done. Is to take a silver matrix and by adding fluxes produce 100 per cent more of the chloride and nitrates of silver than have ever been produced before. I have had the products of my work assayed in New York. Philadelphia. Boston and Chicago, at the United States Mint, and the re ports all show that it was pure silver. The latest report, came from Professor Wallace, of the University of Pennsyl vania, his analysis showing 85 per cent pure silver and lo pT cent moisture. "The discovery I have made," contin ued Dr. Lange. "is gigantic. The pos sibilities of it are sufficient to daze one, but 1 have not become flighty over it, as II appears the man has who wrote the articles in which he declarer! that I have changed base metals into pure silver or gold, and that one hundred times as tnurh silver came out of the furnace as went into it. "I have not claimed the transmuting of baae metals into pure silver and gold, hut I do claim the discover] I have ex plained, and If one allowed himself to become excited over its commercial pos fcibilities, he could easily do so." GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER Us i>uiit> has made it famous.— Advt. TELLER SEES CONSPIRACY Says Inquiry Clearly Proved Anti-Ballinger Plot. SECRETARY'S ACTS PROPER No Evidence of Impropriety or Violation of Law — West Stands by Ballinger. [From Th» Tribune Bureau ] Washington. May 26. — "There has been no evidence introduced before the Bal linger-Plnchot committee which has in any way tended to show that Secretary Ballinger was guilty of an impropriety, much less any violation of law. I think the evidence indicates that a conspiracy was organized very early in the season to force Mr. Ballinger out of public life on the theory that he was likely to dis turb certain men holding office in the Reclamation Service, and the Forest Service. I think this was very d'stinctly proven* before tjie committee."' This statement was made to The Trib une correspondent to-day by Henry M Teller, a Democrat, and for thirty years a member of the United States Senate from Colorado. Mr. Teller was Secre tary of the Interior under President Arthur, and is probably as familiar with conditions in the "West as any man in the country. He went to Colorado from New York in 1861, and literally "grew up" with the West, in whose wonderful development he has taken so prominent a part. Mr. Teller was eighty years old last Monday, but his mind is as alert as it was a quarter of a century ago, nor has age diminished his interest in pub lic questions. "I have read every line of the testi mony." he said. "I have gone over th^ hearings day by day as a lawyer would if he had to try the case, and I must say that I was greatly surprised with the utter foolishness of much of the evi dence. It would not be admitted by any reputable court. That is the usual con dition in investigations of this character. There is a genera 1 feeling that when a committee of Congress undertakes an inquiry all parties should be given an opportunity to present their case. Then has been no abridgment of this prac tice, and the men who are attacking Mr. Ballinger have been given all the lee room they could ask. and much more than they were entitled to. "I have been following this matter, because the western portion of our coun try is especially interested in the ad ministration of the Interior Department. To the great West it is the most im portant administrative branch of our government, and. without wishing to criticise former administrations. I can say that the Interior Department has not be*n quite satisfactory to the peo ple of the West who feel the effects of its force. "We are all believers in the doctrine of the preservation of the natural re sources of the country so far as is con sistent wfth their proper development. We believe that a good farm cultivated by Intelligent men and women is more desirable than the finest forest in the land. While we do not believe in waste, ■we do believe in use. We think, the peo plp of this generation, especially the peo ple who braved the hardships to settle the great West, are entitled, if any people will be. to use these great resources, and the only good they can be to the world is by their use." Senator Teller referred to the varied responsibilities of the. Secretary of the Interior and gave some Instances of his own career in that office as illustrating the difficulties in the way of a Cabinet officer who has a proper regard for his oath of office. Ballinger's Course Entirely Proper. "Secretary Ballinger believes in the conservation or preservation of these natural riches," he continued, "but would not withhold them from the public un less so authorized by law. He believes, as do the people of the West, that the lands of this country belong to the peo ple, and that, by the Constitution. Con gress has the control and determination of what disposition shall be made of them. "There was no impropriety, nor has it ever been so considered, in MB} rf <**!!>• In i! <-<J on third ca*f. KITCHENER FOR VICEROY Report That He Has Been Se lected to Rule India. London. May 27 — According to the "Western Morning N>ws." of Plymouth, ft is practically settled that Lord Kitch ener will be the next Viceroy of India. CURTISS MAY FLY TO-DAY Says His Aeroplane Needs Eight :^X ; Hours' More Work. Albany. May '2fi.— "Eight hours' more work must go into the assembling: of this machine before I am ready to fly," said Glenn H. Curtiss to-night, as he helped wheel his aeroplane into the tent that' will house it until he attempts a flight from Albany to New York. The weather to-day was ideal, despite official : predictions.- The sky was clear and* there was almost no ■wind. What little air stirred was -from the north, a favorable direction.. Nevertheless Cur •■<*? made a leisurely day of it and only gave the details of supervision the at tention" of a proprietor. He will not 'fly to-morrow morning, although if the weather hold* he may attempt an ex hibition flight to-morrow afternoon. RUN OVER BY HIS OWN CAR Greenwich Doctor Badly Hurt in Strange Accident. [By Telegraph to Th* Tribune. 1 Greenwich. Conn.. May 26. — Dr. Frank Terry Brooks started to crank his auto mobile at 10:30 o'clock to-night, after seeing a patient. The car started for ward as the motor started- and crushed him. The car was stopped by his body, and Mr?. Ray. at whose house his call had been made, called two other doctors, who finally got him out. They took Dr. Brooks home, and were stil! with him at a late hour. His in juries were so numerous that Drs. Klein and Parker, who went to his aid. had not fully diagnosed them. They sent to New Yorw for Dr. Robert T. Morris, how ever, fearing that an operation would be necessary. BIG FIRE LIGHTS HUDSON Thousands Along Palisades Watch $200,000 Blaze Fire which started shortly before It o'clock last night in the oil refining plant of A. L. «'!ements & Son. at Tonnelle avenue and the Lackawanna Railroad yards. In Jersey City, did about $200,000 damftge before it was extinguished. Al most every available piece of fire appa ratus in the city was at the. scene. The lofty altitude of the building, on the high hill to the north of the City Hall, and the fact that a stiff wind was blowing, made the work of the firemen particularly difficult. It was soon seen that the main building was doomed, and the men then turned their attention tow ard saving the other buildings in the works. Two fiat care that stood within fifty feet of the burnir.g building were each loaded with two o;l tanks, contain ing 80.000 gallons of linseed oil each. For a time it was feared that these would explode, bat continuous streams of water were played on the tanks, and they were saved. , The fire drew thousands of persons, who stood on the heights of the Pali sadaa\ and watched the glare «.n the Hudson. It was not until almost mid night that the flre was placed under control. WOMAN BECOMES U S. CITIZEN Editor of German Weekly First To Be 1 ' Naturalized in New Jersey. [By T>l»»raph to Th» Tribune ) Passaic. N. J- May 28.— Mrs. Maria Emma Lii ienstrutK editor and publisher of the Passaic "Woch^nMatt," a German weekly. btcume a citizen of the United States to day, being the first woman In New Jersey to take out citizenship papers. She Is a widow and has no children. Because her business and property . are in this country, she decided In February to become a citizen. Soon after th* an norncement that she had made application for the papers she received offers of mar riage from a wealthy Brooklyn doctor, a New England lawyer and a retired New York merchant. These she refused. Mrs. Lind«n*truth had no difficulty in pa— ing a gruelling test by Clarke E. Wagner. naturalization examiner, and Judge Francis Scott. gpmiajß&gglgffl DECORATION DAY AT ATLANTIC CITY. Thre*- hours from New York, via New Jersey Central. In addition to regular ser vice, extra trains will leave Atlantic City for New York. May 30. at 5:30 and 7:30 P. M. BUFFET PARLOR CARS. Diner on J:» train.— Advt In <:«ty of »w York" i*r~y City and n«»h«h*». r.MKWHEKK TWO COT*. ASSEMBLY KILLS COBB MEASURE Lindon Bates. Jr.. Alone Con ducts a Filibuster for ' Several Hours. HUGHES MESSAGE RESENTED „• Sensational Scenes in Lower House — Under Emer gency Message Earlier Passed the Bill [By T-teirrmoh to T»»» Tribuce.J Albany. May —After a filibuster of several hours by one man. the Cobb com promise direct primary bill, which ha* passed the Senate in the afternoon as a Republican caucus ' measure, was defeat ed in the Assembly to-night by a vote of 4S to 04. Ccmlng after the reading In both houses of a special message by Governor Hughes announcing that when it reached him he would veto the Republican ma chine's Fhlllips bill passed yes terday by the bipartisan combination ♦« the Senate, this action 13. regarded as making certain the calling of an extraor dinary session. Many who voted for the Hrnman- Green bill refused to vote for the Cobb bill. Among them were Messrs. Higgins and Ralderes. New York County Repub licans, and Roberts, of Ortondaga. elect ed on the direct primary issue, the snttrw Erie County Democratic delegation. Mr. Baumes. of Orange County, and Dono van. the lonely Independence Leaguer. After the vote. Mr. McCue. of Tammany, moved for reconsideration of the vote, finally to kill the bill. Reconsideration was voted down. 94 to 4«. the same alignment. /The vote in detail follows: ATE&— REPUBLICANS: A. T. Alien. H. B. M!-n, Harden. Bates, Bennett. Brminer'i. C F. Brown. Cheney. S. C. Clark. Ootn». Cross, pohsr t . v Feeley. Filler. Garfein. Glore. Good^^d. Green. Holding. Lonslns. Lupton. Mclnernev. .1. L. Miller. Murray. Perkins. Pttkin. Reed. Snep ardson. Sullivan. Sweet. Thompson. Thorn. Van O'Uwia. Weimert and Wood. - ;. DEMOCRATS— Abbey. Chanler. Cosad. ■ Ct-km er. I> Lonsr. Evans. Harwood. Keller, McGrath and Wrisht- • INDEPENDENT— Stevenson. NOES- REPUBLICANS — Argststager. Baunw* Boehart G. W. Brown. Borsfoyne. i.'ilUa, R. H. Clarke. Coffey. Conktin. Connetl. Dana. I> fano. Eht*t.«. Fowl«»r. Goodwin. Gray. Gr-en wood. Haines. Higgtns. Hinman. Howard Kopp. Lachman. Lowman. Mac Donald. MacGre^or. Marlatt, Merritf. Nolan. Odell. Parker. C- W. Phillip. J. > PMUirs. R«Mirt». R™,«-rt«. :»!»■»■ II Smith. Stivers, Toombs. Victim*. VostraxS. Walters. Waters. W>b*r. KfOuo. v» cfns* ~m. *. 1 H. White, Whitley. Whitney. Wilsnark. Tale. F. L. Young and Speaker w«u*i DEMOCRATS: Br-nnan. Boytan, Caushlan. Donnelly. FarrelT. Fay. Foley. Frieud. Krtsni*. Gerhardt. Gerken. Goldberg:. Graubard. Hackeit. Hearn. H»rri< k. Hoey Jackson. Joseph. A J. Levy. J. A. Levy. McCue. Man ley McElligotr. McKeon. Metz*ndorf. >ot» ! pert. Oliver. OTonner. .1. J. O'VCI. M. A : o'Nell. Rozan. Sanner. Shortt. A. E. Smith. Spielberg. Walker. 'Wend*. L. H. White «nd " : ' X LEAGUE: Donovan. ABSENTEES E»-eieth. I^*. "»" G. Miller. Ward. Wjlkie and E. Toune-. RepubMcans. Beck. Glllen, Fatrie and Trombly. Democrats. ■-■■--'•:*., '. ■'• v ■■ ■"■■" «-.--.■-■ : • Bates Responsible for Filibuster. Assemblyman Lindon Bates. Jr.. •< | New York was responsible for the fili blister. He was one of the three in surgents who refused to Tote for Clerk ! Ray B. Smith, and who bolted the As sembly caucus. He is a radical Repub lican and a vehement direct primary advocate. He took this course to empha siie the fact that the Assembly ma chine was trying? to jam through th* Cobb bill while they had votes enough assured to defeat it and while —■■• Assemblymen still were smarting under a misconception of Governor Hughes'** special message criticising the Meado- Phillips bill. But poor Bates's life was made miser able for several hours. He Insisted that the 140-page bill be read section by sec tion. And to prevent any skipping of pages or sections, he sat hi a front seat. bill in hand, and followed word for -word. Ray Smith, the clerk, read the bill, rant ; tering fervent curses In between th« lines. Bates's fellow Assemblymen for the first hour or two tried to "gray" hlia out of the notion of forcing the reading of the complete bill. They had no suc cess. Then Speaker Wadsworth tried to get him to suspend the proceedings. Speaker Tries to Stop Bates. "Get your sense of proportion at work. LJndon." he called down from his .desk. But the sense of proportion wasn't half so strong. as Bates's sense of desirability of showing up the machine's tactics, so he persisted, despite all the forms of suasion attempted by fellow Assembly. men. and as he had the rules undeniably with him the reading of the bill went on. About 10 p. m. pages began to bring around huge sandwiches, and pots oT coffee were placed on tap. These caused miniature riots, as it soon became ap parent there wasn't enough food to go around. All this time Mr. Bate? was keeping close watch on the reading of the bill, protesting each time he sus pected the clerk of trying to skip a few pages. Finally he was driven to th* expedient of offering amendments. Every few minutes he presented an amendment and demanded a vote on It- He could not muster support enough to force a rolicall. and when it came to viva voce votes he was the only man tn favor of his amendments. Each time he protested solemnly that nobody in the house was giving th» slightest consideration to this most im portant measure, and that legislation of this character deserved careful attention. So. with points of order and amendments and protests against haste and indis tinct reading", he held the clerk pretty wen to his task until the reading of the bill was completed. Hj^K The Assembly said the trouble began the Governor's message, in effect vetoing the Meade-Phtllips bill, which had. not yet reached him; but then, in the judg ment of Hughes men her**, the Assembly was looking for trouble. It certainly got all it was looking for. though, not of precisely the expected kind. Word of the Senate's passage of the Cobb compromise bill reached the As sembly, and the Speaker and his Hen tenants, having made a careful canvass of the situation and knowing they had the votes to beat it. were waiting ana iously fdr it to come over for slaughter. ~ when Robert H. Fuller, the Governor's secretary, strode down th* aisle. "A message from the Governor." was announced by the sergeam-at-arms, »»> escorted him, according to. the due ajaj