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Wan Charged with Demanding
$50,000 from Him on Pain
of Death.
Hungarian Arrested at Banking
House, Where, Detectives Say,
He Left Letters To Be
Charted with demanding $50,000 from
John D. Rockefeller, a man -who said he
«as Peter LlllUon. twenty-three years
old. was locked up at Police Headquar
ters last night. The technical charge
against the man "was that of attempted
blackmail the detectives said. The pris
oner, a Hungarian, gave his address as
No. 652 East 12 th street.
He was arrested early In the evening
at No. 374 Alexander avenue, and upon
the complaint of Hu&h Kardoff, who
lives at that address, and who. according
to the detectives, said LJlllJon had sent
hln three threatening letters yesterday
The Bronx bureau officers said that
one of the letters, written In Hungarian,
was intended for Rockefeller and con
tained the demand for $50,000. and that
She other communications were intended
for Kardoff and conveyed the threat that
he. Kardoff. would be put to death if he
failed to translate the contents of the
Rockefeller letter to the Standard Oil
mar.. Immediately after the arrest the
j.risoner was hurried to Police Head
quarters and locked up.
Would Kill Rockefeller.
The Bronx detective bureau says Lllll
|i n went to the foreign money exchange
firm of Mandel & Ilkovits. at No. 374
Alexander avenue, yesterday morning
•with three letters written in Hungarian.
One letter was to the firm and the two
ethers were addressed to John D. Rocke
feller, the detectives say. The letter
addressed to the firm was given by the
detective as follows:
Mandel & Ilkovfts: Dear Gentlemen,
pl»^a»e translate these letters. I will call
for them at 3 p. m.. and if you translate
them, will pay you — give you some of
the money. Should you refuse and not
have them when I call, we will kill you.
- <-.t notify the police as if one of
our members is arrested we will blow
up your office.
This letter, according" to the detec
tives, -seas signed with the initials
"F. X.," and they cay th« Initials are
the Hungarian equivalent for Black
Hand. The second letter, as given out
by the Bronx detective bureau, reads:
John IX Rockefeller.
Dear sir: I have been sent by the an
archistic society and the Black Hand to
demand $50,000 from you, and should
you refuse to pay the society that
amount we will kill you. $50,000. that
<U.es not amount to much, and if you re
fuse to pay it you will b« killed. We
have other people who contribute week
ly, monthly and half-yearly, but we do
not want it this way from you. "We
v ant an immediate payment from you.
Another Threatening Letter.
This was also signed "F. X.," the offi
cers said. The third letter, which. in the
opinion of the detectives, was to have
basal used in case the first Rockefeller
one failed to elicit an answer, was given
by the bureau as follows:
Jolin D. Rockefeller: I hope you are
;n receipt of my first letter, and if you
■w. you must have the sum mentioned,
*r.o!o6o. ready. If we do not get th«»
mnnry from you immediately we will
kill you. We can easily find you. but
t-liouid v.mi jr«>f away from us. we will
<aich uime other member of your fam
ily. F. K.
T\<r story af the capture of the man
vas given by Detectives Sullivan and
Fc-hulng. the officers who made the ar
irst. and was corroborated by the firm
of Hastiel & Ilkovits.
The money exchangers were thrown
into great excitement when they read the
letters. The alleged threat to blow up
their plac«» caused them to notify the
Pronx Detective Bureau, and Captain
Price then sent the two detectives to
t!< Alexander avenue offices. There the
Visit of Lillijon was described. The de
tectives secreted themselves behind a
»af*- and awaited the return of the al
leged blackmailer. While they were
waiting Hugh Kardoff. the employe who
is «aid to hav^ received the letters from
T.niij"n. described the man to The of
Walks Into Detectives' Trap.
At 3 o'clock a man entered the office.
.A'Tordinjr la Detectives Sullivan and
Bdnfnaj; it was Llllijon, and they say
that he crossed to where Kardoff was
standing and asked for the letters. An
envelope containing a blank piece of
paper was handed to him. Th«» officers
declare the man asked, "How much
now?" as h«- took the envelope. The
an^st was then made. The prisoner
mr:o> 110 resistance. He was taken to
ilx Bronx Detective Bureau, and from
Utere to Police Headquarters. He de
< im»-<l to make' any statement.
Knrdoff paid that In a corner of the
tutft bier to Rockefeller a few lines of
directions in repanl to the "payment"
were written, and that th.- injunction 'to
j>la<-o th? money in a package and d*>
liv< r it at a comer" was also scrawled
en th« margin of th* sheet.
The firm of Mandel & Ilkovits does a
considerable business with Hungarians,
changing money and selling railroad
tickets. They said they had never seen
th«- prisoner previous to yesterday.
KnrdotT made the same statement.
Lumber Schooner Put Into Midocean to
Escape Hurricane.
Baltimore. Nov. 11. Nearly a month
overdue, the schooner Inez H. Carver, bad
ly b&tu-red, arived here to-day with a
cargo of lumber from Mobile. The trip,
awordinp to Captain Dow, was one of the
most thrilling that the crow has ev«r made.
The BtSMSSJSr was in the midst of the ter
rific \\eM India hurricane of a few weeks
The Otrver tuilej from Mobile for llaltl
ni-.r* on September 30. a trip ulil-li or
cjrarlly takes from tWf ., ve to mmm <Jayj|
fch- -n.-.Mjn,,.,^ Ul » ttO rn, off the Florida
X*/Vs an<l put off to mid-ocean to <*cape
golog athore.
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■»«»■& ■■ '■ \K\V-YORK, SATI HDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1910.— KIXTKUX PAGES • * PRICK OXK CKNT "• <itJ " t f -.V;\ % V- ••- :■".-."."." •"
Speaker's Doorkeeper Ready to
Guide Champ Clark's Team. ,
[From Th« Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, Nov. Henry Neal. a
negro messenger, who has been the cus
todian of the Speaker's door under every
presiding: officer of the House since the
days of John G. Carlisle, doesn't intend
to lose his Job simply because control of
the lower branch of Congress has passed
to the Democrats. As Representative
Burleson. of Texas, a prominent Demo
crat, "was walking through the House
corridor yesterday he was accosted by
Neal. - .
"Is It true. Mistah Hurleson. that
Mistah Champ Clark is going to drive a
span of mules down Pennsylvania ave
nue?" h<' asked, nonchalantly.
"I don't know, but it Is true if Mr.
Clark said so." wan the reply.
"Well." said Neal, "you Just tell Mistah
Clark that there hain't nobody' round
this here Capitol can drive mules betUr'n
I can."
Sticks in Buttermilk Channel in
Reaching Distance of Pier.
The Greek liner Athinai ran aground in
Buttermilk Channel yesterday after
noon Just off Pier 33. South Brooklyn,
where she, should have tied up at 4
o'clock. Though she had transported
her 1154 cabin and 1.U90 steerage passen
gers all the way from Athens without
mishap her progress from Sandy Hook
was a chapter of trouble, and at an early
hour this morning she was still waiting
for high tide to set her afloat.
The Athinai arrived in Quarantine yes
terday morning at 7:39 o'clock. There
the doctors found that a Greek woman
had Just died on the ship, and they held
up the vessel to make sure that cholera
was not the cause of death. The exam
ination took many hours, and it was not
until late in the afternoon that the ship
was allowed to proceed to her dock. The
tide was setting out strongly when sh
reached Buttermilk Channel, and the
current swung her bow on a shoal.
All efforts to back off were in vain.
The officers, after calming the fears of
the passengers, decided to give the high
tide this morning a chance to float the
vessel before calling a fleet of wrecking
tugs to assist the ship to her pier.
Policeman Saves Youngsters and
Then Stops Horses.
Taking two children under Ms arms
and carrying them from the roadway to
the sidewalk after shouting to a lot of
others to hurry back to the sidewalks.
Patrolman Louis J. Anderson, of the Ja
maica precinct, saved a lot of youngsters
from being run down by a team of runa
way horses shortly after Public School
43, at South street and Sutphen Place,
Jamaica, dismissed its pupils yesterday
This was no sooner done than the
horses reached the scene and Anderson
was back in the roadway. He grasped
the bridle of the horse nearest him and
succeeded In bringing the animals to a
halt, but not until he had been dragged
nearly a block by the frightened team.
The horses ran away while their driv
er. Vincent Acetolla, of No. 82 Rock
away road, Jamaica, was in a house de
livering an order from his wagron. Al
though considerably shaken up, Ander
son was not seriously hurt
Trouble with Governor Forbes at
Manila — The Charges.
Manila, Nov. 11.— W. H. Clarke. Insu
lar Auditor, has been suspended from
office by Secretary- Dickinson for alleged
insubordination to Governor General
Forbes. Mr. Clarke was engaged in the
investigation of alleged cases of graft at
Baguio. the charge made being that his
deputies were Intimidating- and other
wise misconducting: themselves.
Governor General Forbes ordered an
investigation of their methods. Mr.
ciarko protested, denied the authority of
the Governor General and Instructed his
deputies to give the investigator sent by-
Governor General Forbes no information.
It is understood that Mr. Clarke alleges
there has been improper expenditure of
money in Bajruio. It is expected here
that Secretary Dickinson will order a
eon.plete investigation of the charges.
WUttam H. Clarke was born In Penn
sylvania. He was appointed to service
in the Philippines January 5. 1901.
Depopulates Mayor Reyburn's Forces
— Only Men Clerks Now.
I By Telegraph to Th^ Tribune.]
Philadelphia. Nov. 11— Hereafter when
vacancies occur in the. office of Mayor
Reyburn. the places will .be filled by men
Instead of women. The first appointment
made under this rule of protection against
the Invasion of Cupid was mad« yester
day, when James L, Cannon succeeded
Miss Ruth Daxnpxnan, who resigned coin
ddently with the change of her name to
Mrs. W. A. Dearborn.
Hoth the women stenographers in the
Mayor's own office and the one in the Bu
reau of Contracts and Statistics, connected
with the Mayor's office, succumbed to the
matrimonial Influences with which the city
executive seems to have been surrounded
since he first. took the chair. Six marriages
are credited to his force In three years.
Young Polish Singer Sticks to His Ten :
Cent Audiences.
I By Tel^irruph to The Tribunal
Milwaukee. WML. Nov. Arthur Cze.r
wlnskl, a sinter in a nickelodeon, has re
fused an fc»iKa*r*rn»-nt said to have been
offered him by one of the directors of the
Metropolitan Op^ra Company. He rejected
the offer because of his love for lilt* family,
as he could not afford to take them with
Mm if he accepted the engagement.
Csonrlnsld was in Philadelphia recently
FlnjrlnK records for a phonograph company.
Mm* Kames an<l another member of the
Metropolitan Opera Company chanced to be
doing '•>•- same sort of work at the »-ame
time They were delighted with his voice
an .l introduced him to one of the direc
tors* of '•>. opera company, who is *:>! 1 to
have « n>r.-<J Hie young Polish t>lnj;er a
minor role. Czerw| n *ki sent hi* refusal in
to-day and went back to the nickelodeon
and -:.<.- 10-ce.ut audiences.
Political Science Diners Detect
Leaning to the Central
Bank Plan.
Senator Declares Solution of
Question Must Be Reached
Without Any Thought
of Politics.
Senator Nelson \V. Aldrlch, chairmau
of the Commission on Monetary Reform,
was the principal speaker at the thirtieth
anniversary dinner of the Academy of
Political gcience last night at the Hotel
He told his hearers that the question
of reforming: the monetary system was
being carefully studied by the commis
sion, but he did not give any idea of the
nature of the remedy which that body
would suggest. Those who heard his ad
dress before the same body last April
were of the opinion, however, that his
utterance last night showed a tendency
to come around to the idea of a central
Nearly seven hundred guests sat down
to the dinner, and among: them were
Borne of the leading financiers and stu
dents of economy In the country. The
Academy of Political Science is almost
unique in the sense that it admits women
to full participation in its activities in
the pame measure as it does men.
No less than three former Governors
were among those at the dinner. They
were ex-Governor Rollln H. Woodruff of
Connecticut, ex-Governor A. B. Whit*
el West Virginia and ex-Oovernor Myron
T. Herriok of Ohio. There were also
delegates appointed by the Governor of
practically every state east of the Rocky
Mountains, besides representatives of
commercial bodies from all part? of the
Hepburn Introduces Atdrich.
A. Barton Hepburn, president of the
Chase National Bank. who. in addition
to being president of the New York
Chamber of Commerce, is president also
of the Academy of Political Science, was
chairman of the gathering.
Introducing Senator Aldrich. Mr. Hep
burn recalled the services rendered to the
financial institutions of the United States
by the AldrUh-Vreeland act, though he
declared that this was only ah emer
gency measure, and he fully recognized
its shortcomings. He added that he near
]v had heart failure, when the retirement
of Senator Aldrich from the Senate was
announced, but he hoped that Providence
and the Legislature which met in Provi
dence might remedy that even yet.
Senator Aldrich said that the first
phase of the work of the Monetary Com
m!?sion, the inquiry into- the experience
of foreign countries, was completed.
The result, he said, was contained in the
series of monographs which had been
published from time to time. These,
with two or three others, he believed,
will present to students and to the peo
j.le at large a better history of what has
been accomplished than anything else
that could have been done.
On More Important Phase.
They had now begun an even more im
portant phase, he added, with a view of
making a report to Congress of some
p!f<n for approval at the earliest possible
moment. They intended, he said, to t>«<
unceasing in their labors, and if they
took more time than some of his hearers
thought they should take he was sure
that the public would be lenient, in con
sideration of the magnitude of the task
to be accomplished.
"What we now purpose to do." he con
tinued, "is to seek counsel and to Invoke
the calm Judgment of ' economists, stu
dents, men of affairs, bankers and busi
ness men. , We shall appeal to th<
thoughtful men of this country,, like
those. that you met to-day, to the com
mission of the American Bankers' Asso
ciation and the representatives of the
Merchants'' Association of New ; York,
and to other representatives throughout
the country, asking them, as I believe we
have a right to do, for their co-operation
and support in. Borrv* reasonable' solution
of this vast question. ,•. . .
"You may ask why we have not com
menced this work before. I will say
that the work of obtaining literature was
not completed, but I have another rea
son for not having called the commis
sion f<*r the last two or three months.
I did not think it was wise to enter upon
a discussion of thin question in the midst
of a heated political campaign.
Not a Political Affair.
••If any solution of this question is to
be reached at. all, it must be rea< h.-.i
without » single tin „f political par
tisanship. It Is not and must not be in
any «v' nse a political question. It 1h a
busing question, affecting the material
interests "' . tho " ltlrt; people of the
(iniiiird gu third j>u« , - • ■ •
1.800 Boys and 600 Women
March Out in Order.
Perfect Fire Drill of Inmates Aids
Department — Sisters of St.
Joseph Help Boys.
Kire broke out late |ast night in the
bake shop of the Catholic Protectory, at
Unionport Road and Walker avenue. The
Bronx, destroying the north wing of the
building and routing the 1.800 boys ami
600 women inmateß from their beds.
Every person in the bif; buildings
marched down the winding stairways
and out on to the campus, and as far as
c»u!d be learned no ope was injured.
At an early hour this morning tho fire
was still burning.
A v a tch man employed in the protec
tory was the lirst to discover the fire.
He was passing throygh the building on
his regular rounds, when he saw smoke
coming from the door of the bake shop,
In the basement. He at once sounded
thf flrc alarm from the city department's
box, then turned in the school alarm,
which rang a goii{? on every floor.
Brothers Henry and Paul, who are in
charge of the male department of the
institution, instantly «prung from their
beds and roused the sixty other brothers
In charge of the different floors. They
then went through each dormitory awak
ening the eighteen hundred boys, and
marshalled them Into regular ranks. At
a given signal the boys' started to march
down the steps, and within the space of
three minutes every floor of the five story
structure was emptied.
The fire was confined to the north
wing, but the high wind blowing at the
time fanned tho flames until they leaped
up the shafts and stairways of the build
ing and ate their way rapidly to the
roof. For a time it looked as though the
entire group of buildings would be de
Three alarms were turned in. but it
was not until the third that the first of
the engines arrived.
Chief Croker. in his big red automobile,
was making great time until bis car hit
the mud. a quarter of a mile from the
fire. Here the wheels became wedged
and the machine could not nudge. Crokor
then got out and ran the remaining dis
tance to the Protectory, where he as
.sunifd charge
The boys were. all drawn upon the cam
pus and were doing their best to stop the
spread of the. fire, armed with the appa
ratus supplied by the Institution. They
were making good" headway "ngnlnst the
flames when the engines arrived.
It was found necessary to call out the
serves, from the. M< rrisania, Tremont,
Westchester, Bronx Park arid Kings
bridge • 'precinct."'. ' the patrolmen assist
ing in keeping order and lending aid to
the firemen. - - -■- .
Directly across .. from the • burning
building- is the home of the Sisters of
St. Joseph, a subsidiary of the New York
Catholic Protectory. Mere the six hun
dred inmates, und^r guidance of the Sis
ters, were marched to the campus. Join
ing the male ■ department.' ' ! . ■
Tugs, Ferry and Fire Boats Con
quer Flames— Loss $50,000.
A cargo of cotton and alcohol on the
Southern Pacific lighter . Commercial,
tied Up at the pier of the Fall River
Line, burst into flames yesterday after
noon. In a twinkling the fire spread to
the barge 'Eugene Jones, and threatened
Fall River' Piers IS end 1!>.
Knipioy«3 on the piers cut. both barge
and lighter loose, and they drifted into
the North River. Transfer tug No. 4 of
th- New I fa von road, th. tug Timothy
I). Sullivan an<l a Standard Oil tug towel
them into midstream. A tongue of Same
from the Commercial licked her tow line
and It parted, and she drifted against
the ferry slip at Chambers street, setting
the piling' on .'lre. _ . .
Captain' I.clay. of the ferryboat Tux
fl lj, had his crew play several streams
on lighter and 'piling. This put out the
fames oil the piling and drove the Com
mercial : way from the slip. The trans-"
fer tnjr'then made another line fust to
the lighter, after one of her. crow had
Jumped to the blazing deck ami . been
pulled back just **. .his. clothing caught
lire, ft ......
The nrtl>oal. New Yorker and Will
iam i- Strong flnall*- !*.*fi^jeulshed« the
dames; after $30|pOO; damage ! M been
done ,■■ - ______—• • __' ' • ■."«■'
Yale-Princeton • Game, Princeton.
Suet-la' train via Pennsylvania Railroad,
mit unlay. November 12. Leave New York
!„ •,•■■•,"'. X) £»:or.. .10:10. 10:2-,. 10MO. 10:53.
ii-10 \\- : 'b A.M" Returning uft«r gains trorn.
Lowsi Stnlloii.-Advt. _ ; •• . ' ; '
First Problem Administrative
Reform and Retrenchment
in Expenses.
Would Restore Conditions When
Public Dollar Shall Have Pur
chasing" Power of Pri
vate Dollar.
Boonville, N. V., Nov. 11.— John A.
Dlx, the Governor-elect, at his first pub
lic appearance since his victory at the
rolls pledged himself here to-night to an
honest administration, untouched by any
influence except his duty to the whole
people. His first problem, he said, would
be administrative reforms and retrench
ment in expenses. He took occasion to
thank all those not bound by party
ffalty who had contributed to his elec
tion, and "to meet conditions tending to
undermine our government and our con
stitution. And herein," he added, "lies
the best evidence that our form of gov
ernment will endure."
There was a Democratic jubilee meet
ing here to-night, and the Governor-elect
had promised to "drop in" if he should
happen to "stroll over" this way from
his camp at McKee'ver. } He did stroll
over, and there, was a. brass band and
plenty of red. fire to welcome him.
Says Our Government Will, Endure.
. "It affords me great pleasure.'; he said,
| "to visit again your village, for I am not
unmindful of ■ the "cordial reception you
gave me after Rochester convention..
! I want to : take this 'occasion personally
to thank all those who were ; not bound
by party fealty, -but believed that citi
zenship, must , be placed above partisan
ship, and decided to Join with the forces
which had in mind a determination to
, rebuke all tendencies to assail our con
stitution or assault our courts, and did
not hesitate to align themselves with the
opposite party as the practical and ef
fective means of safety. Such a course
at such a time has always been consid
ered evidence of great moral courage and
keen appreciation of patriotism. * Our
party in the past contributed' in the same
manner to meet conditions ..which were
tending to undermine our government
and constitution, and herein lies the best
evidence that our form of constitutional
government will endure. (
"Our party has taken upon itself a
great responsibility, and if we are to bear
well that responsibility and perform well
the duties of state administration it can
be only' by the devotion, counsel and co
operation of all good citizens. It is a
time when we all should : devote our
thought, our time and our courage to
solve the problems that are presented to
day. ■ - .v , . , . -
.Reform and Retrenchment.
"One of the first problems will be re
form in the administration of affairs in
this state. Alongside, and quite as im
portant, will be ' retrenchment, that we
may restore again the conditions under
which a public dollar shall have as much
purchasing power as a private dollar.
"I* is not necessary to remind you that
unnecessary taxation, shall be held an
unjust taxation; that public trust shall
h.ive the same high sense of duty as is
required of private trust, nor shall we
be unmindful of the fact that. those who
have betrayed the trust reposed in them
by thrir fellow citizens shall be driven j
from public life. Parties," like men, shall
bo Judged riot by their intentions but by
their actions.
"I desire again to repeal to you in the
name of the Democratic party that I
shall strive and shall work incessantly
and devotedly for the public interest
and the public- interest alone; that I
shall be swayed by no other influence
than my duty to the whole people, irre
spective of race, 'condition or religion,
and I shall r be the servant of all the
people and i shall be guided only by my
conscience and- my sense of • right as
taught by the grace of God."
It was warm and comfortable around
the ''fireplace in the John A. Dix lodge
at McKeever to-day, and the Governor- j
elect did not. venture out In th» clear.
cold Adirondack air. until after noon.
McKeever was in the grasp of freezing
weather, following an all night snow
storm. The (io\»rnor-eli . t .1. voted the
morning trying to dear up the mass of
correspondence; that has accumulated.
Assisted by his brother-in-law. Dr. Cof
fin, and his nephew, John Dix CoMn. ho I
was able to make good headway with
the work. Hut tin re are. still hundreds
of letters and telegram* from nil parts
of the country to bo answered.
. Itica, N V. Nov. 11.— Governor-elect
Dix ram* to Utioa by train* nt midnight
to-night, and will go to McKcover in
the 'morning.' ''"'> roads between Boaa
villo anil M< K-<\-r were too bad for him
to attempt the return trip in the 'dark.' •
Quoted in Letter as Desiring to
End His Life Alone.
St. I^BhwahagfX Nov. 11.— The "Novof
\>mva" has received the following
telegram fr^m T-ila. signed by Pi tare
Dmitri Obolonsky:
' int I^>o Tolstoy left Ta-
P^liariii ( .n the wtf*i»ir of October V*
(ft accompanl'-d by a physician and
neither has r.e»-n heard from since.
"The countess Is In <!• .«;>a!r In a let
ter to his wife, Tolstoy says he has de
clded to spend his remaining days in
so'irary retirement."
The last news concerning Count Tolstoy,
the eminent novelist and social reformer,
was reeclvcfl from St.' Petersburg on Octo
ber 18 last. The dispatch said he had
suffered several fainting spells that day
and for s*;-eral hours was unconscious. In
the evening, however, his condition was
somewhat Improved. Tolstoy celebrated his
eighty-second birthday last August.
Fierce, Indecisive Actions Re
ported from Nicaragua.
Pan Juan d»l ?ur,' N!c..r:i*r\i;' . N '. '
—Reports received here from Teguci
galpa say that, notwithstanding the
optimistic statement of the Honduran
povernment that the revolutionary
nviv-ment begun recently by General
Valladares at Amapala is considered a
failure. It is persistently alleged that
several hard fights have taken plac.
The results of these, however, it is
added, were indecisive.
Reported Trouble Between Pres
ident and Vice-President.
Havana, Nov. 11. — "La Discusion." in
its issue of to-day, says that a SerßMßl
eriPis is imminent. According to the
newspaper Vice- President Zaya«=, hav
ing called on President Gomez to fulfil
his pledge, made two years ago. to
recognize Zayas as the Presidential can
didate of the United Liberal factions,
and President Gomez having shown no
disposition to keep the alleged aleesje,
is reported to have threatened to dis
rupt the party and even to resiKn th>
Vice-Presidency. "La Discusion" adds
that all the members of the i arties con
cerned refuse to discuss the matter.
An English Commission Appoint
ed for the Stage.
London. Nov. 11.— Th- Lard Chamber
lain has appointed an advisory board to
deal with the censorship of plays. It in
cludes Sir John Hare, Sir Squire Ban
croft, Sir Edward Henry Carson. Walt-r
Raleigh, professor of English literature
at Oxford, and Stanley Owes Buck
rr.aster, M. P.
Explorer in Dr. Cooks Class,
Says Professor Alvord.
By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Chicago. Nov. 11.— Father Hennepin.
the French priest who declared he dis
covered the Gulf of Mexico, was to-day
relegated to the Dr. Cook class by Pro
fessor Clarence W. Alvord. of the Uni- j
verslty of Illinois, before Special United j
States Commissioner Satterlee, who is
taking testimony in the government's'
suit to enjoin the Economy Light and
Power Company from constructing a
dam across the Desplaines River.
"Father Hennepln occupie-s rather a.
unique position among the explorers," j
said the professor, "because of his later
editions. In his early works it was con
sidered he gave a fair account si what j
he saw. In his later works, after he fell :
out with La Salle. he claimed that in
stead of going up the Mississippi from J
the mouth of the Illinois he went down ;
to the Gulf, and that he v.as the first
man to make the complete voyage* of the
Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. Of |
course, no historian accepts this claim si
Father Hennepin. and the later volumes,
as far as they contain new matter, are ;
not regarded as safe material for the
historian to use."
Uses Revolver After Knife and
Poison Fail to Kill.
Memphis. Nov. 11. -D. F M. SVh;i3.
president si the Continental Savings
Bank «md a well known fln;-nci»r. ci.m
mitted suicide to-lay. He shot himself
in the head. Mr. Schas went to the main
pavilion of Overtem I\irk about noon to
day and swallowed poison. Be th-n at
tempted to kill himself l>y plunging ;*
knife into his throat. Finally he tired a
pistol bullet through his head, dying In
stantly. His friends lietleve he was men
tally unbalanced.
The Continental Sanrßaaa Bank closed
its doors wh-n the news of Mr. Schas's
tragic death became public. < tfnVials
say that the dead president's accounts
are in good condition.
Chicago Policemen Won't Be Able to
Shoot at Random Hereafter.
Chicago. Nov. 11.— Every bullet in every
pistol carried by Chicago policemen will
have" its own distinguishing mark, in a,
cordance' with orders Issued to-day by Chief
of Police Steward. Hy arrangement with
the bureau of Identification each pistol anil
bullet will have an individual mark, ami
all will !*• registered at the bureau.
. In riots and iit other times It I* often im
possible to discover who aM a particular
lilt of ah<H»ting. A policeman's revolver is
sometimes wrestea from him. ana he* him
•■elf is shot with It.
Philadelphia to Jersey City Squeezed
Into Tool Box Under Car
Two nine-year-old boys stole ,i ride from
Philadelphia to Jersey City yesterday by
rsjaacaaag •»•<» tat -mail tool box under a
paisensvr car of a Philadelphia A Rradlng
train. They W«SS discovered by a car In
spector, and both were routed with dastj
«:ran»l>ed ami benumbed. Marion Kaf
premble. an Italian, was at the» bottom and
hsd to support the weight of his playmate.
l»an!«-l Harmon, if Irish parentage.
."It was Ireland on top." Kleviully ex
claimed Harmon to Police Captain Cody.
The Jersey City police took chare* of the
young rovers ami notified their parents,
arM are neighbors In Haiti America street.
Unicn Leaders to Ask Jersey City
Men to Accept Terms Agreed
to at Mayor's Conference.
Decision Reached After Midnight
To Be Ratified This Afternoon
— Gaynor Angry When He
Hears Men Have Balked.
The Jersey City express strikers upset
all Mayor Gaynor's plans for an amicable)
settlement of the express troubles when
they met late yesterday afternoon and
rejected the proposal made by the com
panies and adopted by the men on strlko
in this city. The agreement needed th«
ratification of the Jersey strikers to
carry ft through.
Following this meeting, eight mea
from each of the three local unions wero
appointed a committee to draw up a,
new set of terms to be submitted to the
companies. After a protracted discus
sion this committee adjourned early this)
morning, announcement being made that
; the committee would recommend at th»
meeting this afternoon that the men re
| turn to work Monday morning.
i Though the strike is not over. It Is be*
I.lleved that it is much nearer a settle
ment than it was last evening. Th»
recommendation of the committee, it
was reported, would probably be adopted.
by the strikers this afternoon.
The Jersey contingent at the after
noon meeting would stand for noth
; ing less than an absolute concession
of the closet! shop by the employers,
which the armistice signed by the repre
i sentatives of the strikers In Mayor Gay
! nor's office did not provide. In the pro
posal, which appeared to be satisfactory
to the strikers' committee on Thursday,
the companies agreed to take the men
back without discrimination against
union men and leave the matter of hours
I and wages for adjustment after the re
] sumption of work.
Th- Jersey City strikers of the "Wells
Farg<». Adams and United States express
i ssapanies hold their meetings in sepa
rate halls. Th- meetings were called
early in tho moon and lasted until
10 o'clock last night.
Leaders Urge Argument.
The labor leaders who had stooel f -r
the New York agreement argued Ion?
and loud for Us adoption at the differ
i nt meetings, but the strikers were deaf
to their entreaties. They Interrupted the
speakers and fairly howled for full-rec
e»gnitlon of th>- union or nothing. A fac
tion developed at th- Wells Fargo meet
ins? in favor of the proposal, and th»
meeting broke up in a row late in th*>
I 'ftern""i>. and reconvened again, at •?
o'clock. Mayor fiaynor anal clearly in
censed when he heard of the rejection of
the agreement. He evidently considered
that the labor men had not kept faith
with him. Th- Mayor issued a pointed
statement in whirl he declared that ha
would show the strikers that the expr.33
wagons could be run without their h*>lp>
.... the agreement their rep
resentatives had signed.
Mayor • nor saitl: ,
"They can reject it if they want Ml
but 1 beg to say that a committee of
their own selection e-ame to me volun
tarily, with no request of mine, and
made un honorable agreement. If tho
men reject that ■ mas agreement I
shall teach them that th. express wagon*
can run without thtir help, even if •***
have to man every one of them with 1!
Th- Mayor added that he believed th*
New York strikers meant to do what
was right. Meal of them were back ■•'»
their wagons yesterday. he said, ami
were running them without police escort.
Told about Mayor Gaynor's reported
threat as put policemen on the express
wagons in case the strike should con
tinue, Mr. Ashton saitl:
"If Mayor Gaynor puts policemen on
the wagons that will tend more to incite
riots in the streets of sSJi city than any
act that has yet been committed, and
it may cause further (ywaaea for mer
chants and other citizens. I can't ste
why Mayor Gaynor at Has arts hour—
nt this eleventh hour — is with the ex
press companies. If Mayor Gaynor
wants to go on record is being in favor
( f a sixteen <•!■ seventeen hour working
day and encourage corporations t<> Im
port outsiders to i >nic t«> this city anil
aid in the lowering si wsajssk and if ho
wants his Board of Health to allow theso
imported men t.- -sleep hi the express
stations in unhealthy ami unsanitary
HaSJt<r». I am very much surprised."
Ashton sai.l that the express strike M
were very grateful t<» Mr. Towne, uf
the Merchants' Association, for his kind
iy teterfereSwre and his efforts t.. bring
about peace.
James C. Aekerman, one of the* m<n»
who signed the agreement in Mayor
Gaynor's office, as a representative of
the Jersey city strikers, railed upon
Mayor Wittpenn of Jersey City be&TO
the meetings yesterday, and assured him
that there was no reasonable doubt that
the strikers In Jersey City would agree;
to th.- conditions set forth in the agree
ment reached m this city.
Reasons for Refusal.
The animus of the meetings was ap
parent in the afternoon, when many of
the speakers expressed dissatisfaction
with th*» proposal of the companies to
defer the adjustment si wages until De
cember 1. Ky that time the accumu
lated freight will l>.- well out of th way.
they said, and with some men trained
by two weeks" work during the strikt*
the companies would be in a more inde
pendent position.
Domlnlck Jennings, agent of the Amer
ican Federation Si Labor in Hudson
County, who t«»ok part In the meetings.
■aM th:it the agreement offered by the
companies was an attempt to bring thw
strikers to their kn«s t<» the companies.
The agreement must be read between
the lines, he said. Other leaders present
agpt< '1 with him.
Jennings and other leaders said that it
should It understood that Aekerman
and the rest of the commltteemea who

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