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Niece Nearly Faints When Aunt
in the Flesh Bursts Into
Her View.
Queer Tangles from Mistakes
Due to Remarkable Resem
blance to Victim of
Fatal Accident.
'.Irs. Mary McGonigle. a laundress, -who
* j-j: f OI - various families on the West
— I C is dead and buried according to
c official records, but t-he is very much
a ;ive. and working at her ordinary busi-
E ess in fact.
Her death was duly attested, and the
body was identified by her brother, her
tis'fT. her cousin and her own son Ed
vsrd McGonigle, a private in the "tth
faited States Infantry, who is now on
j,j*s way to the Philippines, believing
that hi* mother's body lies in Calvary
Cemetery. A sum of $117 paid as insur
jmrr- on the woman's life has been re
turned to the insurance company, and
the Metropolitan Railroad Company is
s«kinp to recover $3»irt paid as a set
tlement to avoid a suit by the relatives
ct the dead woman.
The Coroners office has been at work
for nearly a month trying to unweave
the remarkable tangle caused by the
Mistaken identification by Mrs. Mc-
GorJ?!e's relatives of v woman who was
mortally wounded on Sixth avenue, on
A;ri2 14. by a trolley car. and died six
days later in Bellevue Hospital. An to
caest wiH be held to try and determine j
the identity of the dead woman, who j
vas practically a double of Mrs. Me- |
The case is complicated by the fact
that the dead woman was known by
several names, am^n: them that Of
Jlary McGonigle. and that once she
grave her address a? Xo. 617 Tenth ave
rue. which if the home of Mrs. Ellen
Hullaney. a sister of Mrs. McGonigle.
Struck by Sixth Avenue Car.
A middle aged, gray h.-iired woman
viLf found on April 14 in a doorway at
tJ-f corner of Sixth avenue and 34th
ttW and was ordered away. She
start'-d x<> cross the avenue, when she
vls- struck by a northbound" Sixth ave
r.ue car. On the way to the hospital in
is ambulance ?he gave the name of
JJary McGonigle and the address No.
Zll Tenth avenue.
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and then
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After her fieath the Bellevue Hospital
SSthorities sent the usual notice to the
'relatives or friends of Mary McGonigle
cr K?ry McKenzie, at Xo. it! Tenth
tven'jc" Mrs. John Mullaney received
the notice, and notified a cousin, Mrs.
Kn* Dor.oh'j*-. who keep? a boarding
taacat Xo. "IS West 35th street. Both
visitt-fi the morgue and identified the.
fcedy as that of Mrs. McGonigle.
Identified by Son Also.
Thomes Mitchell, of the city Fire De
psrtsject. Identified the body as that of
bis Bister, and Private Edward McGon
fele carre frum Plattsburg, where his
rfrimfr.t wa? th^n stationed, arjd he said
She dead woman was his mother.
On the strength of these Identiflca
tfas the Prudential Insurance Company
jz-ii ever $]]7. the amount of tlie pol
ic; carried by the laundress, while the
railroad company compromised any
piAsifcle claim by a payment of .SU.">J as
'■funeral cx^ens^s." Guntzer & Renn,
BsflcTtakers. to-ik charge of the body,
*tich -was buried in Calvary Cemetery
as that <rf Mrs. McGonigle *m April L'S.
Edward ilcGonlgle returned to his
ftfiraer.t. ana a few days later sailed
■»cr Manila, while thp other relatives
**st their sfvc-ral ways.
Mullaney. the daughter of Mrs.
»ona Mallaney. happened to l>e alone at
atr horr.t-, N\,. s]7 T«-nth avenue, on
*«y 12. v. hen she saw her d^ad aunt.
Poking natural as life, walk into the
it'USe. The giri was terrified at the ap-
Writion and almost fainted. She
teeuneO, in the beli< f that was see
££ £ KhOßt
Hnaljy ",h^- visitor convinced the girl
ttal £h* wa< no apparition, but Mrs.
ScGtmigie herself, in the flesh, aft^r
ftoog been very busily engaged in her
r'orkr 'ork at various houses, so that she had
is* no time to visit her relatives. Not
ir. the habit <.f reading the news
**J*Ts. shf- had heard nothing <»f her
*-;>!.■' *.-.3 death, and eagerly sought for
°^iE of the time and manner in which
t* tad come tv an untimely end.
Surprise for Undertaker.
-*-!*r satisfying the young girl that
r* *■*- rerily alive. Mrs. McOonigle
«Sed oxkh, lh _ u:i i.. rtakers at their of
<*• Xo. 527 First avenue, Anthony
,, ar:T2 * r Kaid l: '- n night that he was not
at the mistaken Identification
J3; thf- rf -! at i v^ g ior he ii !mSe jf was
-nk-fl when he saw Mrs. McGonigle
'*? teto his shop, so closely did she.re
•"ffitle the woman whom they had
John Mullaney. thf brother-in-law.
£ yesterday that he had 'paid back to
j * lns uranc, r company the amount col
• He also admitted that the Met
•JPolitar, street Railway Company had
-ade a demand for the money which
**<J paid, but as this had te.-n spent
t> J ur,eral ot the dead woman, v. th
tI| CJCCeiJtiOn <>l a balanc « carried off by
k<™2r<3 McGonigle, there was no one
*** now t o return the money.
*is* Kate Donohue had not learned
? yef tf-rday of her cousin's reappear-
g ffi - Mrs. McGonigle does not ap
f< ar *° bive visittd her relatives again
tShjlJ*' 12 The Coroner's office is
W \ ?an inv * st ipation t<. determine
li'« ° flltitv of the woman whose body
• m ('alvarj- Cemetery. The police
v ,, t a theon that she wished to «on-
L^,-,:' 7 'I^ity. ar»«l, knowing the Mul
■» fs^T. •■-•.«= iheh- addrctt.
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To-dn.T. part It rlnudy.
Tc-morron. fair; modrratr frmp^rntiire
Cuban Revenue Cutter Sends
Party Aboard Schooner.
Kingston. Jamaica, June 6. — The Brit
ish schooner Marion May. which arrived
here this morning from Nassau. Bahama
Islands, reports being stopped and
searched six miles off Cape Maisi. Cuba,
by the Cuban revenue cutter Bairo.
An armed party from the cutter board
ed the schooner, removed the hatches
and overhauled the cargo. The officer
in charge insisted upon examining the
ship's papers and manifest. Xo resist
ance was offered by the crew of the
schooner, although the captain entered a
strong protest against what he termed
unwarrantable interference outside of
Cuban territorial waters.
The schooner was becalmed at the
time and was greatly in need of wood
and water. A request for a supply of
these necessaries, the captain reports,
■was refused .and he was ordered to pro
ceed on his voyage.
Rejiresentations have been made to the
colonial government here and the affair
will be Investigated
Doctor's Machine Knocks Him
Down. Fracturing Skull.
David Pare, a*! eight-year-old boy, of
Ko -'7 Hopkins street, Wllllamsburg,
ring in the Bushwfck Hospital
fr.'in red skull, received when be
was run d.<wn last night in front of his
Jiome I<r. Abraliam Hayman. of No.
72 IfcKlbbin street, was hurrying to a
Kick call and driving his own machine.
turned into Hopkins street young
I'aj.e. who was playing tap. ran directly
in front of the automobile and was
knocked down, but the wheels did not
\er him.
Dr. Hayman tried to restore the lad.
and. failing, summoned an ambulance
from the Bush wick Hospital. Dr.
rd, who took the boy in charge,
found that Ins skull was fractured. Dr.
Hayman went to the Vernon avenue
and after Mating the circum
stances of the rase was allowed to iro
• ' visit his patient.
Brooklyn Man Struck by a Car
on Search for Minister.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. l
Bridgeport, Conn.. June 6. — "While seek
ing for a minister to perform the cere
mony which was to unite him in mar
riage to Miss Alice M. Wright, of Sew
York. Harry T. Bandlin. a Brooklyn
pharmacist, was struck down by a trol
ley car in this city and received a fract
ure of the skull He was hurried to the
Bridgeport Hospital, and to-night at 7
o'clock the belated marriage ceremony
was performed. The bridegroom, almost
on the point of death, was able to give
the responses only in a whisper.
At the time of the accident Ssndlin
had already been to see one clergyman,
but the latter had refused to perform
the ceremony because the prospective
bride had been divorced. Sandlin then
took a trolley car for the home of th««
Rev. F. V. Atkinson, a Baptist clergy
man residing in East Bridgeport. As he
reached his destination he stepped from
the car directly in front of another and
was knocked down.
Mayor of Salem, Mass., Orders
Townspeople to Turn Out.
[By graph to The Tribune!
Salem. Mass.. June 6. — Mayor Howard
made the heart? of the children glad and
puzzled their elders to-day by issuing
the following proclamation:
Whereas. It has pleased the citizens of
Salem to elect me their Chief Executive
and during the five months that I have
had the honor to serve in that capacity
I have [f>sued many orders that have not
been obeyed, and
Whereas. The time has now arrived
when I must enforce my power as Chief
Executive and insist that my orders shall
be obeyed, and
Whereas. It has pleased Barnum &
Bailey's circus to visit our city (a cer
tain number of free tickets having been
extracted From them for the servants
ol the Including myself).
I therefore command that every man,
■woman and child shall assemble on the
strr-ft at the hour named for the pur
pose of viewing the circus parade. No
excuses f<«r non-attendance of children
will be accepted, as that august body,
called the Srhool Board, has ordered
that all schools shall be eloped.
For "violating the dignity of his of
fice" • -„- Mayor was censured to-night
in a resolution passed by the Board of
Aldermen. This action was taken as a
result of a bearing on the charge of In
spector Patrick J. Leahen of the Salem
police, that the Mayor had applied to
him an uncomplimentary epithet. Lea
hen, who. on May 31. had publicly de
manded an apology from the Mayor, was
also censured by the aldermen.
The inspector was a witness against
Mayor Howard at a recent hearing on
charges of criminal libel brought against
the chief executive «m account of arti
cles. api>earing in a newspaper conduct
ed by him, and it was then that the in
cident in question arose. The Mayor.
who is now under indictment in the
criminal libel cases, will probably be
tried early next week.
Brother of Mrs. Astor Lost Them from
Trunk on Way Here.
m-- Trleßraph to The Tribunal
Philadelphia. June 6. -The mysterious dis
appearance of several thousand dollars 1
worth of Jewelry from the trunk of .1
r Barton Willing, brother of Mrs. John
Jacob Astor. when it was shipped on March
<♦ from this city to New York, was cleared
up to some extent to-night, when part of
the Jewelry *an recovered in the home of
Joseph Maxwell, of No. 1128 Mantua avenue.
Maxwell was locked up on the charge of
receiving stolen fOOdS, while his brother.
Morris, a baggage master on th* Pennsyl
vania Railroad, was again arrested on the.
charge of taking them from the trunk.
Both are said to have confessed to tlie
charges. They will be arraigned to-morrow
morning at the Centra! police court.
. .- „ The Board at
to-day authorised BhernT JJ r >-
PM Hi the pwr
: Mooahounda. The
i 1., run tarn n buraiara
i ! iiiroa<l T
reach •>' w
nsult Ti< kst
Passenger in Car That Jumped
Track, He Called to Others to
Hold On to Seats.
No One Hurt in Wreck of Single
Coach of Boston Express That
Ploughed Along Ties at
New Rochelle.
The smoker of a Boston express on
the New York. New Haven & Hartford
Railroad jumped the track at West New
Rochelle yesterday afternoon while go
ing at twenty miles an hour. but. owing
to the presence of mind of Charles Smith,
an engine driver, who was off duty and
called to his fellow passengers in the
car to "hold tight to the seats," no one
was hurt.
The car turned over on its side, and.
although every window glass was
smashed and the trucks were torn from
beneath the coach, not a single passen
ger was injured.
The accident, according to railroad
men. ■was one of the most remarkable in
the history of the road. Tlje train left
Boston at 10:03 o'clock yesterday morn
ing and was due in the Grand Central
at 3:50 o'clock. It was made up of three
parlor cars, three coaches, a mail car, a
smoker and a baggage car.
The train reached New Rochelle at
3:20 p. m.. on time. At West New
Rochelle Junction there is a network of
tracks and switches, as four tracks of
the main lire of the New Haven system
and four tracks of the Harlem River
branch converge there.
Most of Train Over Switch.
Opposite the junction is a large tower,
from which the switches are operated by
electricity. Th" two big electric motors
and the first seven cars passed over a
switch safely and then, suddenly, some
thing happened.
The rear coach broke away from the
smoker and crossed from the east to
the west bound express track, while the
smoker jumped the frog and tore over
th^ ties, cutting them into kindling wood
for h .listance of two hundred feet. Th<*n
the rear trucks were torn off and thrown
aerninst a switch box.
In the mean time the smoker, which
was still coupled to a forward coach,
kept bumping over the ties for another
two hundred feet, until the coupling on
the forward car broke and it toppled
over on its side in a little gully between
the east and west bound express tracks.
Smith realized that the car was off
the track and in a calm but loud voice
called out: "Boys, hang on tight to the
seats! Hang on for your lives' This
car is going over!"
The car contained about thirty-five
men. and they a!l seised the arms of the
Beats and hung on. A few moments
iater the tsar turned over and crashed
into the ditch. Broken glass was scat
tered in all directions, but no one was
badly cut even. Several men were
bruised and many suffered from the Jar.
but they were all able to go on to New-
York later in thf oth«*r cars of the train
which were not damaged.
Many Thrown from Seats,
When the coupling broke between the
two rear coaches the air brakes were set
automatically, and the sudden stopping
of the train threw many passengers from
their seats. The first report that reached
Now Rochelle was that a dozen persons
bad been injured, and six doctors and
several ambulances were rushed to the
scene, but the physicians had nothing
to do,
Th*> men in thf smoker climbed out
of th>- windows or crawled through the
door, and although badly scared no one
1 services of a doctor. One man
said that he had six cigars in his rest
pocket and not one of them was broken
Fmt two hours eastbound trains had to
1-e run over the westbound tracks from
Mount Vernon to New Rochelle, and
hundreds of commuters were stalled in
trains along the line of the road.
Poll Majority Vote for Bargain in
School Building.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Shoreham, Long Island. June 6.— Several
New York suffragists, including Mrs. Har
riot Stanton Blatcn and Miss Alberta Hill,
attended the meeting of the local school
board to-night to protest because they had
not been notified of the happening. There
were about twenty-five women and seven
men present. The women own summer
homes here. They held that, as taxpayers,
they have the right to exercise their pow
ers in the local government.
The BChoolhouse burned down about a
year ago. so the nine pupils have been
without a temple of learning ever since.
The question of a new m hoolhouse was
voted on at a meeting to-night. The seven
men wanted the town to expend $2,700 for
a new building, but the twenty-five women
would not have it mi They wanted a bar
_!„ and only bid $1,500. Being in the
majority, the women, of course, won.
The plans and specifications fur the pro
posed new $1,500 building will be discussed
at a meeting to he held next week. The
women were jubilant over their victory and
cheered themselves out of the hall.
Expected to Supplant the Waltz and
Two Step.
Chicago, June. 6.— Members of the United
Profe «:«:jonal Teachers' of Dancing opened
their annual convention to-day by demon
strating the -'aviation dance" or the "air-
M elide" which, they say. will become
Sore popular than the waltz or the two
*!?? dancing now.' eald ■ lecturer before
the convention, people hop too much; they
' k. to elide They wiggle too frequently;
ought wh „, Boat They work themselves
they ou £ eat . they should take it eooly and
aV^ere-8 no skipping in the -aviation
• io hoppinK. no galloping. The Mea
dance, no n ii touch the floor, rou glide
)3 to seem not or aviate' over .he floor
oveT ■ W £2- some little time for one to
It will '";*,,„. dance . hut ,t, t Is vastly
learn «»'*".}* than the waltz or the two
more jilcasinb
-t ..."
President of the Wabash System.
Serious Uprising in State of
Yucatan, Mexico.
Government Bushing Troops to
Disturbed Area, Where Reign
of Terror Exists.
Vera Cmz. Mexico. June 6— The mo?t
serious uprising with which the Mexican
government has had to deal in a long
time has occurred in the state of Yuca
tan. ;md troops are being rushed to the
disturbed area.
In the mean time, reports which have
reached here indicate that there has
been much bloodshed and that the in
surgents are preparing for a battle with
the government forces, which is sure to
( nine soon
Th«- independent newspaper. El Dic
tamen, publishes dispatches from Merida.
the capital of Yucatan, to th" effect that
forty persons were killed by the Maya
Indians on Saturday.
Further dispatches received here state
that five thousand of these Indian in
surgents sacked the town of Valladolid.
ninety-five miles to the southeast of
I Merida. killing all the principal govern
ment employes, the Chief of Police and
others. They seized rifles and pistols
and instituted a reign of terror. Many of
the inhabitants of Valladolid are flee
ing to Merida.
The gunboat Morelos has already left
this port with six hundred soldiers
aboard, while the Yucatan gunboat
Zaragoza is lying in the harbor ready to
take a thousand additional troops, who
are expected soon to arrive from the in
Railroad and telegraph communication
between Merida and the scene of the
trouble is now cut off. Twenty miles of
thf Yucatan Railroad have been de
stroyed by the Indians. It is reported
that many telegraph operators have been
I killed or are prisoners. The Jefe Polit
ico and the' judge of the Criminal Court
J are among the dead.
The rebels are strongly entrenched in
expectation of the advance of the fed
eral troops. Maximiliano Ramirez Bo
nilla, the former rebel leader, and Colonel
Victor Montenegro are said to be at the
bead of the uprising.
The towns of Tinum. Uayma and Tun
kas all between Merida and Valladolid,
have been attacked, but the reports say
that the families of all the residents, ex
cept officials, have been unmolested. To
what extent the insurgent: pillaged or
killed at these places has i.ot yet been
A strict censorship has now been es
tablished, and the original telegrams
giving the first details of the uprising
we,- pent before the government took
charge of the news.
It is understood that the cause of th*
trouble is dissatisfaction on the part of
the Indians over the action of govern
ment officials regarding lands, but th<
exact point of controversy has not been
madts cl.-ar in the reports.
It Is not thought that any Americana
arc involved.
The Maya Indiana In Yucatan have r<
rently been ■bowing Betioua siena of re
bellion. Last April several Mexican •oldlen
were Wiled and there have beso reporU of
other acts of violence. The InMiaiiH are
armed with modem HnVs and are appar
ently Hupi>iiert with an unlimited quantity
of ammunition with which to cany on their
K ueriilu warfare against the federal troops.
vaiia. i. .lid has a populatl f about five
\rwi drink the highest type oi American
wines li T Dswey & S.<n» bu., v* Pulton
ft . N V -Advt
President of the Santa Fe System.
Guest in London of a Distin
guished Company.
Then Refers Seriously to Im
proved Relations of Eng
land and America.
[By r-ahle to The Tribun*.]
London, June 6. — Ex- President Theo
dore Roosevelt wrts duly entered at Sta
tioners' Hall to-night, but not for pub
lication under the ordinary conditions of
copyright. He was entertained in the
hnll by the editors of London
journals and the correspondents of the
provincial press, and the American news
paper men who have accompanied him
from the Soudan and Egypt shared the
honors of a really festive occasion of
good fellowship.
Thrre were no "Gridiron" methods of
torture and no exuberant humorists at
tempted to have fun at Mr. Roose
velt's expense. Harry L W. Lawson, of
"The London Daily Teh-graph." presided
with dignity and there was an attend
ance of more than 250 Influential jour
nalists. It was perhaps the most repre
sentative body of the kind which ever
gathered in the metropolis, including as
it did the American Ambassador, mem
bers of Parliament, newspaper owners,
leader writers, critics and men of letters.
The toasts began soon after 11 o'clock,
and Mr. Roosevelt was welcomed with
three hearty cheers He spoke for half
an hour, beginning with Jocose refer
ences to the hubbub caused by his Guild
hall addn-ss, which had made many per
sons less happy than he was himself.
Several anecdotes illustrating his re
lations with the press put the audience
in excellent humor and caused much
merriment, but before he closed his ad
dress he discussed thf relations of Eng
land and America with seriousness, as
serting that these had steadily improved
as the Western Republic h;td gained sta
bility and increased in wealth 'and power.
He Bpoke with hopefulness of the future
of the world, in which England and
America were setting an example of
community of feeling and in which all
great nut ions would inevitably respect
one another and promote the ends of
The speeches were followed with a
musical entertainment and recitations by
eminent artists.
[By Th» Associated Press.]
London. June 6.— At a supper Riven to
night by the Institute of Journalists Mr.
Roosevelt, who took "The Big Stick" for
the text of his speech, explained the origi
nal utterance and emphasized the impor
tance of speaking softly rather than carry
ing the big stick.
Mr. Roosevelt said that be was im
pressed with the need of newspapers speak
ing softly regarding the affairs of other
nations. Dwelling on the Improved Anglo-
American relations, be said that they hid
improved exactly in a ratio with the
growth of the United States in strength
and Importance. As a nation became strong
and self-continent the likelihood of its Bet
ting Into quarrels with other nations de
former President Theodore Roosevelt and
Mr» Roosevelt were entertained at taneh
eon to-day by King Oeorge and Queen Mary
at llarlborougn lions.-
"My Feet Hurt and Nobody Cares for
Me," He Said.
Hopklnsvllle^ Ky., Jun« fi.— "My feet hurt
and nobody cares for me. May Qod have
mercy on my soul!" was th« note left by
Joseph Kress, a rural mall carrier, whose
body was found hanging in a barn at Ben
n«>ttstown last night. Kress had befn miss
in{j for ■* week
Copyright photograph by Harris & Ewlnjr.
» ! , —
Canada Consents to Sale * of
3,500 Horsepower.
Ottawa, Ont., June — The Canadian
government has decided to allow 3,.~>00
horsepower of electricity to be exported
to Minnesota by the company which has j
developed power at Fort Francis, on the ,
Rainey River.
An equal amount is reserved for con
sumption on the Canadian side. Th ;
people of Fort Francis opposed exporta
tion by the company.
Five Aeronauts in Contest of 30
Miles Between Two Towns.
Saumur. France, June 6.— -The first
town-to-town aeroplane race in France,
from Angers to Saumur, a distance of
thirty miles by rail, was won to-day by
Martinet, who flew between the two
points in thirty-one minutes at a speed
of about twenty-six miles an hour.
There were five starters, who were
sent away at ■ five-minute intervals.
Lagagneux was second and Dickson
third. '
Burglar Took Everything Else
Portable in Policeman's Home.
Patrolman Krams, of the Eldridere.
street station, went to bed on Sunday
night in his home, at !"?o ."U«> East l!>th
street. He slept according to schedule,
and while he slept a burglar called and
departed with $40 in bills, a gold watch
and two chains, a bracelet and a silver
That was a pretty good haul, but he
took Krajnp's service revolver, too. and
played with his shield He decided to
leave the shield behind, however. Kramb
had to stand a lot of "kidding* in the
station house yesterday. Be has bees on
the force seven years.
New Jersey Man Disappeared in
Boston on May 12.
Boston. June 6. — A call from a Detroit
Jewelry firm for sample t ases filled with
thousands of dollars" worth of gems
which had been left in a room at a hotel
in this city for a month past to-day re
vealed the fact that the Eastern repre
sentative of the firm. Frank J. Foster,
thirty-fire years old. ha- been missing
since May 12 last.
Foster ensjaced ■ room at the hotel on
May 12 and departed the same day. leav
ing his sample cases behind. He has not
been seen since. Recently the Traub
Jewelry Manufacturing Company traced
Foster to Boston and located his sam
ples. His accounts are understood to be
all right Mr. Foster was the son of Mrs.
E. A. Foster, of Somerville, N. J.
Nw Yorker Refused to Pay $1 for
Cooking Pork.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Buffalo. June 6. — William Momlngstar, i
New York vinegar manufacturer, to-day
secured a verdict of $400 against the La
fayette Hotel from a county court jury for
damages. The man stayed at the hotel
about six months ago. II- brought some
spare ribs to the chef to be cooked, and
when they were served he refused to pay
$1 charged for cooking and serving them.
saying the charge was exorbitant.
The day following he was Inform- thru
he would not be served with a meal until
he pa id up.
Outcome of Cincinnati's Planned
Streetcar Reform.
[By T»!»»Kn»ph M The Tribune. 1
Cincinnati, Jims 6.— City Solicitor Baiters'
sent to the City Council to-day an opinion
that the so-called "no seat, no fare" or
dinance aimed at th* traction company
would be Invalid if enacted. He states that
under the proposed law the traction com
pany would he compelled to haul persona
who were standing free .if charge, and
that such cannot be done, as the franchise
allows the company 5 cents for each pa»
nenß«*r. The movement In favor of a "no
«eat. no fare" ordinance has been earnest
ly backed by labor organizations.
Chicago. June The completion of the
jl „,,!.«> endowment fund of the American
Bible Society, which was started about a
year .iK". when Mrs Russell Sage gave
j-oooihi wax announced by the Rev. J. P.
Vi iii. a secretary of the society, at a
meeting of Methodist ministers to-day.
la City of .Vnr York. Jersey City and ■■■■■SB,
Agree to Suspend Them Until
New Interstate Commerce
Law Takes Effect.
Mr. Taft Obtains Satisfactory
Concession from Western
Presidents-To Hear East
ern Men To-day.
rFr.->m T.i* Trtlvm* Bureau. ]
Washington. June 6— The administra
tion won a great victory for the ship
pers of the country to-day, when the ex
ecutive committee of the Western Traf
fic Association agreed on behalf of the
twenty-five railroads in that associa
tion to suspend all proposed increases of
rates which would become effective after
June 1 until the pending railroad bill
has become law. President Brown of
the New York Central and the execu
tives of other Eastern railroads are ex
pected at the White House to-morrow,
j when It is believed they will agree to a
somewhat similar proposition.
The pending bill will give the Inter
! state Commerce Commission an oppor
tunity to inquire into the reasonable
ness of proposed increases before they
go into effect, although rates may not
be suspended for the purpose of such
inquiry more than eleven months. The
administration on fts part has agreed
not to press the suit begun by injunc
tion proceedings against the Western
Traffic Association, as the concession of
the association achieves the purpose
The President, the Attorney General,
the Secretary of State, the Secretary of
Commerce and Labor and Chairman.
Knapp and Franklin K. Lane, of the
Interstate Commerce Commission, were
in conference with E. P. Ripley. presi
dent of the Air Mir n. Topeka & Santa
IV- F. A. Delano, president of the Wa
bash. and 8. M. Felton. president of the
Chicago Great Western Railroad, for
more than four hours.
President's Strong Case.
It is realized that the administration
held the upper hand with the members
of the Western Traffic Association, and
although the representatives of that as
sociation protested stoutly that the gov
i ernment had no case, and that the clan
destine character of the proceeding*
which had been charged by the Depart
ment or Justice was lacking, it is as
sumed that the strength of the govern
ment's case was largely instrumental in,
bringing about the agreement whereby
all increases beginning with the date of
the alleged combination will be sus
! pended.
The case of the representatives of US
Eastern railroads Is somewhat different.
They have not. apparently, laid them
selves open to a similar prosecution, and
the President will rely largely on hia
ability to impress on them the impolitic
character of increases made just at tn:s
time to induce them to suspend advances
in their schedules.
The representatives of the railroads in
sisted that the increases of which notice
was filed, following the meeting which
has been made the occasion of anti-trust
proceedings, affected only one-half of 1
per cent of their tonnage, but they ad
mitted that they contemplated other in
creases which would bring the aggregate
up to IS per cent of the total tonnage.
Of course, under the agreements entered
into to-day none of these advances will
be made.
Both Sides Gratified.
Every one connected with the confer
ence seemed gratified over the outcome-
All that President Taft has desired is
that the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion should have authority to investigate
increases in rates, to determine whether
or not they are justified by prevailing
conditions and are just to the shippers.
This power is to be conferred under the
new law.
■ The railroads, on the other hand, it is
pointed out. are to be relieved of embar
rassing litigation, are assured of a
"square deal" when their case is pre
esated to the Interstate Commerce Com
mission and are free to resume the con
tracU for Improvements and extensions
which they threatened to cancel had th«
court proceedings continued.
The new railroad MB contains a c'.aus*
which gives it effect sixty days after be
ing signed by the President It is de
sired to make the provision as to super
vision of rat.-s by the Interstate
merce Commission Immediately effective,
and to do this, as President Taft indicat
,-,1 to-night, it will be necessary to send
the bill to conference.
Statement from White House.
President Taft summoned members of
the Cabinet to aid him In the conference
with the railroad men. who reached the
White House at 3 p. m. Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham had all along been in
cluded There was some surprise, how
ever, when the President sent for Secre
tary Knox and Secretary Rafjsj Later
ill I— Knapp and Mr. Lane, of the
Interstate Commerce Commission, were
summoned. It was T:0"> p. m. when the
conference adjourned. Then the follow
ins statement was given out:
E. P. Kipley. president or the Atchiaon.
Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company;
Walker D. H!ii"S, acting chairman execu
live committee. Atchison. Topeka &
Santa Fe Railroad Company: Frederic A.
Delano, president of the Wabsjsl Rail
road Company, and S. M Felton. presi
dent of the Chicago rtreat Western Rail
road Company, a committee representing
the twenty- ttve railroad companies de
fendant in a suit brought by the govern
ment In Missouri, in which Judge Dyer
granted an injunction restraining in
crrase* in rat.-s. m<?t the President and
the Attorney General to-day pursuant
to a. request sent to the President a few
uays sine**.
The President stated to these gentle
men at the outstt that the purpose si the
suit was to prevent the proposed rate
Increases (which, under the existing law.
could not be Investigated at all until
after they had become effective) so as to
preserve the status until the new statute
could be passed and the commission
should have the power to investigate*
rate advances as soon as announced and
before becoming effective.
Be stated further that he thought the
railroad companies must withdraw in*
tariffs enjoin, d and all other tariff* aua

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