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I ?a* <?^T' If ^'V if ^-, SfitoM f^r^vvT T?I*oqq7q i^y.^ Tw.m?a*cww,c?eo>4r. vfW-YORK \VKI>NKSI> V Y, MA1UH 27, 1912.-FOURTEEN PAGES. ??? PRICE ONE UgNT^^tflgattlmfWl > ol-' JLAAl? . . .J?* _.?>,?**< I ??? rain. Moderate ?.ont h wtadk ^-Ci" ' ,/nl*' 11 l.l'.ile'i'.? < ?_ _????* ASQUITH'S FAILURE ANGERS LABOR MEN All Negotiations Being Broken Off, Minimum Wage Bill Is Pushed Through as Last Resort. CABINET WINS: 213 TO 48 Miners' Representatives in Par? liament Vote Against Govern? ment's Measure to Break Deadlock?Thousands Near Starvation. r R? cah'.e 10 'Pie Trll London, March 27 The long and ?i i-a-t-'-iii?? i ecot iations in which Pr?> :i*ir' Vaqulth has been engage- with itr- cowl owner? <>n th? one hand and the miners on the other came to an end yes t, i r- . ?. n, Ih? nal ?"ii now stands faca ?? with thai rrlsls which Sir i-".?i ???.ard ?;r.'\- at the ?beginning of th? strike declared would ?be the greateat ratas? trophe In England'* national hlatory. The government*** minimum wane lull ? .I it-- third r?*adlrg In the H'?use ??i ('canmon? early thla morning by ;i vote r?f m t.. i--. There -vu b si on.* of irreal excitement, and Pr?-?mlei ts<-ulth waa loudly ?*h?er?=d by all the members. The Houa? of Lord? reassembled at 2 50 k this morning to r?r*celve the bill, which, on th?- motion of Lord Herschell, . ,s?f, it? firsi n id ns The proceed Ines were purel*. formal and the house Immediate!:.' Adjourned. The bill will doubtless be pi --???<! li to lav i -flay. The delay In preaalng th?* hill ara? cans**?! by rablnel dlaaenaiona, Lloyd i'enrge and 3ydney Buxton favred th.; Xtio shillings ind five shilling? conces? sion, bul both the Lord Chancellor ami Lord Morley threatened t?? resign if any r.iirr.?* were pul into th?- bill. While Mr. Ast*|ulth was supported bv a laree majotit) of hla .-oPeaRue.?.. It j was neceaaar) to make a final effort for peace between the owners an?l 'he Min? ers' Federation. When tho iio?zotiajions failed ih<- bill withoul any rigid mini ? mum rato was th?* last reaource, and '1 waa taken up not only withoul enthusl asm bul with th?- spprehenslon that i considerable **r..:?i* of ?Radical? in sym pathv with Mr. Lloyd ?George micht Join th?-- Labor members. The Prime Minister'? anxlet*. and waatinea? ware evident when he f\ plained th? ' on t the House of Commons?, Th?-. division In tho Cabinet Itself ha?' haBcome an Intolerable source of weakness, and th?* feeble bill which r.pitii??r the master? nor the men ?rant? ed '.?.as thrust upon Parliament S'hen there >*,?* ski expectation In an) tiuar ter tint <x would facilitate s aettlement. Whal is really operating to ??rinn abo u a raatoration of r-mfldenca I* the exhaustion of the minors' organisation. Th?- strike funds havi run dry, savings Lank deposit? have been drawn upon, n| opkeepera ar?. rutting '?"f their credits and pawnbroker? form the onlj ?lass in th< mining district? which is ?loing j l profltable busineef Non?unlonlstfl ar>- likely to load the waj back i" th? minea a? aoon a? there l? ? prospaci of adequate protection, and th?-- striko leader? will b?> loft to justify the vasi expenditure et union : - and the ?hrinkage in the savings of the working people. Unless tho FederatIon of Tmnsport Workers ran be drawn mt<? the i-onfll? t prematurely it la probable that the minimum wage bill, after being accept? ed sullenly and reluctantly bj the trade unionist1-, will be the basis of a resumption ??f business In all the mines. In another ten days London's rasen s of ? "al Will be exhausted. London, March it.?The rrime Minis tor, in the House <?f Commons to-day, ammunoe I that the government had faiio'l to terminate the roa! strik.. "We have done our best with thoroughness and Impartiality," said Mr. Asqutth, "and ll is with profound disappointment that I have to confess to the house that all our labars hairs been unavailing." In a fin-il appoal to the disputants, the Prime Minister said: "if at this 69th minute of the eleventh hour, the parties rann?it come to a reasonable arrange? ment on S matter of relatively ?mail proportions they will have a very serious ac-'-ount to render to tho country. The government has done all it ran." Scotch Miners Boost Demands. The government s persistent offoi is to secure an outside settlement collapsed In most dramatic fashion. Premier As quith had greatest difficulty in get tin** the owners and th?- men to meet, and It was only finally on the earnest persuasion of Sir Edward O rey, the For? eign Secretary, that the owners ?<>n ?ented to confer with th?? men's repre? sentatives. The meeting lasted but a tew minutes. The representative of the Scotch miners Put forward a demand for a minimum of <*? ?hillings 9 pence for men and .'! shil? lings for boys, whereupon the owners, protesting .tha? they wete always boiiiK faced by fresh demands, angrily broke Op the <onferen?e and quitted the room, leaving Premier Asqulth, Foreign He- ro? tary Grey and ('haii'-ellor Lloyd OsorgS thunderstruck and CNgtfallea at the un? expected turn of events. Thst Premier Asf-uith's handling "f ihe cris'? I? far fr??ni meeting the unani? mous approval of his own party, was evidenced by the division lists <?n the ?-inendmeiit moved by William Brace, I-abor M P. for ?South Qlamcrgail, that 'i.e minimum daily rates of live shillings l'T inei, ,ind two shillings f,? |?,\ , |?. in<orr?.rated In the Mil, v.hi?-h wan de? feated ??a to y.x. The minority which voted against the government comprised forty -five Liberals, as well an the mem? bers of the Labor party, Tho N.ition.il l?ls abstained from voting, anil th. I'ntonistH voted with the govrnment A I rge section of Ih? f IhSfgll and It Is even rumore.I muh?. ?BjSMbari <?l ibo government feel thai Mr. Asqutth IMS niad? mi-dak.- in refusing : permit the insertt'.ii of an? minimum figure* in tbt bill, as it w.m almost certain that (?ntiaur?! on dit. y?.?. STOKIES By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Helen Ward Banks. Mary Siewart Cutting. Dynamite Johnny O'Brien and Edward Riddle Padgett, and an article about stagestruck girls by Mar? guerite Clark in the next Sun? day Magazine of the New-York Tribune THREE BUILDINGS IN FLAMES Five-Alarm Fire on Broadway Still Raging at 3:30 A. M. Fire which started In th? lofl build? ing al No. ivj.", Broadway earlj this morning spread to the buildings al No. 825 .in?! No ??-'T. ;inil whs not under <-<?n tr<>! al 3*30 o'clock tins morning. The damage waa eMimaied at upward of .. "jr.'?.m u i before ihe flamei had leaped across i" either No Hal ?or No. B27, und when these other buildings were laugh! bj them it a'aii figured thai the lou would probabl) exceed twice thai amnunt. Two alarma had been turned In be? fore chief K. iilmi re ich? I the scene, tnd when be ?aw thai the lofl building ara? tiiii ?i with Inflammable material, many ??i iis occupants being millinery Bnd hai concerns, he Immediate!) tent In ta i more alarm?, and .-? fifth alarm followed when *!?>?-? flame? leaped oui of an upper story window ??i No, H?_*l and Jumped Into the adjoining building Fir. Commissioner Johnson was i ???! out of ii-^ri then, and soon was on the scene of whal he said was ap?parently ihe most stubborn fir?, ?.f his expert? m e as Commissioner. The Are started In the factors on th?** thin! fli.nr of the Artistic Milliner: i pany, and some of the other Arms In this building which were burned oui wer ? the Rosen _.- Hermann Company, shin \ manufacturers; Belter? & Co, and 'h ?? Miller-Allaire Company, hai manufact? urer? 32 DEAD IN* COAL WINE Only Eleven Men Escape from West Virginia Shaft. Welch, W. Va.. March '-'?'. Eighty two men were killed to-day by a cas exp?o j slon in the Jed Coal and Coke Company min. ?t Jad, w Va., a half dosen miles from her?. Only eleven men escaped I alive, and one of thuse died within an i hour after being bi >ughl lo the sur face. To-night thirty-three bodies have been I located, and the rescuers hoped to have them 01" shortly. Expia ing parties ex- ' ?i?i tu have ?I! the bodies ?mt by n.n. ? When the explosion took place prob? i _iiiy oniy the ele*, en men working al th fool of the shaft had a ? hance for their I They readily made their way uj? | the cages which were not damaged. Btate mine Inspe tors promptly organ? iz.il rescue partie? and began the ex? ploration of l?vela As the gases were ??Icare?! out ami they began searches ??r i!i<- lower le\?-ls the) Immediately be? gan tu ?omo upon miners, killed almost Instantly. Other mines neai by s? ni ex? perienced foremen to lead hundreds of volunteer rescuers, who flocked t?? the scene as the in-^s spread aboul the ? ?Mintr> si?!? The mine was Inspected last Friday and pronounced safe, Preliminary In? vestlgatlons to-day have not divulged the cause of the explosion, but some local mine tuen are Inclined to retard it physical phenomenon. Barometers In thi. vicinity have been show in? un Lsually low reading? for the las! week without the ?iHu.ii atmospheric changes. MARITAL WOE" BARS VOTERS i Separated from Wives, 1,600 Philadelphians Disqualified. ' B) tetaffi api to Th? Trfly_ Philadelphia, March it. Through ?? ruling to-day !>y the County Commis? .loner.1' if Registration, approximately 1,600 men, all legalised voters, will he deprived of their \??t'-s because they are separated from their wives. Th.. com? missioners In one case to-day ruled that a man's residence is the place of dom? icile of his wife, if h" is married, and that he must register from her abode if tills ruling Is upheld by the courts it will have the effect of forcing men t?? go back to their lives from whom they nu- separated or lose their votes, it has been estimated that then- are about 1,100 mismaied couples in Philadelphia, and among the men an- numerous prom? inent politicians The cage which brought about the rul? ing was thai of William _\ Borke, a local attorney Mr. Rorke is not _?'?i Srated from his Wife, Who resides with their daughter in Oermantown, tint lie wished to vote from a house mi North 7th street. The commissioners Imme? diately ruler! that he must vote fr??m Oermantown, or not at all. C. W. MORSE NOT INDANGERj Banker Said To Be in Compara-1 tively Good Health. Florence, Italy, March 28.?Charles \v. Morse, who was released from the fed? eral prison at Atlanta rocentl) on < om miiiation of sentence, and concerning whose physical condition alarming ri ports have been published, Is said to be In comparatively good health. Mr. and Mrs. Morse srs staying at the Orand Hotel here. ? WIFE SEES AVIATOR KILLED German Plunges to Earth from Altitude of 300 Feet. J m. seldorf, March 26. The German avialor Kleine, while making n flight t?.-<!a. . fell from a heigh! ?if ihre? hun? dred foot end *> .,s hilled. The aviator*? wife and ? 11 ill witness?-?! the a.-cident, the cause of wlilih Is no! known, Tiie death of Kiein? constitutes the twenty? fifth aviation fatality since Januar] I last, and the UMh sine- the death of Lieutenant .elfrldi". ii. 1. 'S The lau pr'-vlou; \| um wert ?'.b-Lieuteneni Aibokiin.fr ,t th ?Rus ?Ian n ?-111 v and hi-- aislrtant, ?lio wer? killed at Fevaaiop'il on Bat urda ) list , T Pr|_n. Water Promote* Health. Avoid ?iita?)<?n !?- drlnKi'iR purest water in a odd Oit??-? US'. Br-iailwuy Tel. Mn?l S<4 47I-. ? Ad\t. MAY FIND BRANDT CA? INDICTMENTS AFTER I Some of Jurors Standing Ana Taking Any Action Have Changed Since Monday. MRS. SCHIFF BEFORE JU I Husband Will Be Heard To-d but Fight to Got His Lawyei Howard S. Ga-*-?-*, Called la Les*. Mr- Mortimer l. Schiff wenl he the grand |ury InvestigHting ihe Bra ?ase vest.ni, ? .in?! .Mmt unir I, .*-?? will Le heard i?. da*, .\ hard ilghl mad?, m tin -u :. i r?. l Jurj room lo li lli'w :ud s. ? ?ans i all??! aim?, bul Im a suffi, i? m \..t. ?.as mtistertpd I? ? r S liit? m 1-. I,. . :-i|. the llne-U|i could ; I??- held together for i 'Ih. iiu.-.i ...m -i hearing ?'?? h r ? ? u)i [mnn (lintel; nfl h:i?l testlfli d, Rom? memliers ol ; grand. Jui-j ask? d t he ' H tri? i ' M ? If Judge ? "rain's opinion on i in imunlty question prohibited I hem m ?railing Y MB The) w i re lold lhal opinion held thai If Schiff and ' pd to teat.I ? '? ? under oi : li i he? ? onld i? i-eh .? Immur from prose? ul Ion for ?-onspli thai il.u ' ' ?n ' srhelh? i or ?both "f Hi m hhould be . tilled v left to the di - lalon of thi i-r.-n ? Wit h this explanation th ? i pan. and lasted for Ihn ? hour Thi attemi i n as find mn ? ha* e both Schll of thi two V ?li?-tin.-iits had ehai however md i? I?? rl in pul 11 in h i " Itlon v? !.. i ?? n.' a? lion taken on tl final vote t? el? ven to ten li fav??r ol while the propu I ll In rail ' ' turn? .1 do** i . T.-. o Juror? Dir! Not Vote. ? n. mem be i id the grand |ur> whs ? seni j ? - . i.;.. and ol ? i i the ri"?m I fofe the role wa v ot< .1 ?ii i;i \ or ul !i.-.u-i.i. Si Inn i? ? Hem ? i - '> '??- ? ? Moritz Koi ni ai il, i J. V II Icnl* ri Ki Prank Moritz I.. Krnst, Benjan ! ? 'ohen, M mpri cht, Hai n? 1 l'"r> und .1 m. - ' man. After ! he ? otc ? m taken I Hslri? t \ torn? W hitman ?van k? d i" i ? i ??? ? ?.?i. - he ri i no ' Ided thai would vv .i-,-. .? imiiiunlt: , Thro I?. l'm-? al li hla -n "'i n? y. Mr. thai h? -' " ? lock i : afternoon ?md ti * ?iviii. n munil ? Judge Craln'i ?pinion a thai ii' he leal Ifl? d befori the yt.i | il under oath Bchlfl would n el*. *? In munit) automatical!) undei itectkin :?' of ih?- Penal I. <??? wheth li.- waived immunil 'l hi situation n"'?v ? hanged i? in," r "f i.'-.- _iand ? Indi? im? nta n .? i-- found, hui of the li |.|"? lalon lu Si tlon ?"?, ?>f the Penal lau they will b"i<i again onl) one of i hose Indi? ted A i Indi? tmenl requlr? a tipil .it leasl I s person? shall i>? charged with Hits trim The grand Jur* haa ?.-.i Itself In a pos (Km hi i??? .' ma brins Indi? tmenl knowing that they will hold againsl "i of th??.-*?' Indicted and ihe other will ?? n ?... 'im- was understood yesti rda i be the purpose of th? th-? m the t?-n 'vim fur the last iwo weeks hai been fighting against any Indictment have not abandoned their efforts No Sub.oena for Mrs. Schiff. The arrangement foi Mrs. s. hirr i testlfj was made by Paul D. Craval on Friday. In accordance with 11. i s? ai rangemenl ?he appeared si the Crimlru Courts Building yesterday afternoon a n voluntan witness, no suhprens iiav ing been is: led for her. Mr. Cravai was with her an?' waited outside th grand jury room durlni the fifteen mir utss she aas on tb?- : land Mr?, s? biff was nervous when she too the stand, lut she BOOn regained he composure, ? nd though Mme of th questions asked were searching anJ con fusing she realised thai the) vv re ask? f?.r tb?- ?purpose of setting at rest an rumor thai mij.ht have ?been spread al tacking her, and she Is undersl.i t have mads .'?n excellent witness, sh testified as to the otrcumstanees unds which Brandi vas employed and he siiKhi acquaintance *.\ 1111 him sa s ser vaut. She ri?* t? i?, i m??lui Brandi ;? Sherry's o* an) ?-?th?-r plaire, and denle? giving him id?. k?v i?y which he says h? ??niered tin- hOUSC, and denied in th? m"st positive era) in-- stories regardlni her. Her story of Brandt's discharge cot mborate?! that told by her husband ir his ?published statement, Bhe told ul -receiving the letter which ?an*-?-. Brandt's discharge, of bei fright <m gel ting It, snd said lhal she locked her-pli in the nursery vviiii the ? hildren untl Mr. Schilt gol h"i ben she gave hint th? letter and Brandi waa Immedlatel) discharged, <>f the happenings <?n th?: night Brandi entered ths house shs saiJ Nh.- knew mi? Shi liad nol known "t Um asaauH on Mr. ?*-*? luff until he told b?.i- ai.'iut it after Brandi had left r I. - - bouse. There were thrci other witnesses be? fore the grrnd Jury yeaterJay. Two of ih. m. Nathan lloldfarb and Frank c. * Una, were called i?> testlf) concerning Brandt's cht racter. Qoldfarb said thai i he was arrested on llareh 11. i:m?7. au?i i?>?-k?*<i up with Brandi thai night la a ?ell in Pottos Headquarters. Brandt, liiildtarli Mid, told him that he had gon? t?. the Schill house t?? ruh lt. and bad < ntered b) the coal ?hole. i ?>ie was warden ?>i Dannetnora peni t. ntlary until g v, ,n- .,??,.. it,. ....?i tba\ ! be knew little aboul the ?as,. ?Brandi had been ,, good |. OSMT. US had talkel ja gfKii ?deal al.I his caas and had ro?d both thut h? got int.. the hOUOS by tho ?servnnf' entra?es sad by s key i?? the fumi door. ?'??I?- said ? ?v . 11... i Bran i' ?<..?? ? liar. Th?- other srltnsss yesterdaj ?rag .i?.hn Wesley Howe sgsistaal city sdtt? ot i "The Am? ri? ?n. ? The grand JUTJ hOfN ? tu talSh Ihe caa? I?? day. LAST WITNESSES IX BRANDT CASK. Mrs Mortimer !.. Schiff. Who Testified Before the Grand Jurv Vesterday. 'i? >!? ! IM : R l SCHIFP. \\ ho 1- lo Vppear Before tin* 1 irantl |un I o da). STORMY SCENES SUBWAY BILLS' HEAi 700 New Yorkers Crowd Capitol to Show Approval of Proposed Rppid Transit System. . LABOR MAN THROWN OUT Chairman WUlcoz, Prendergast, McAncny and Corporation Counsel Watson Favor Measure.. n T? ? !?? ?: . \iii.-.. M irrh _6 Seven hundred re.\ len! - ol N. i York Pity, Ii eluding Ihe r? tlv? "f eighty clvl? oi ga?iz 11? i and ? nj promlnei t offi? cials, api re. i hi tiring thla after? noon befoi ? the Be ite i'ltlea < 'ommlttee in favor of th?- Wagner billa to enabli ih? carrying oui of the plan for extend? ing aubways, recenll) pgreed on between the city officiate, the Public Service Com | mlwlon .um ih i ? I'l-.-i>ntstlves "f ihe Ir.terborough and ilrooklyn Rapid Tt all ? rrmpai I? Il ? .? ? Intendi ?1 to have the hearing In thi Senate chamber, but number pit the committee waa obliged to adjourn w. the v ? mhlj chamber, and that waa not large i nough t?- aeal all preaenl The ii? trini gave ri? t.. tan or three stoi ni\ . ??? i ? ' ine mu? had to be for? cibly ejected, and another waa obliged It- apologise lo Senator Travis, whom he [ accuaed ol being In le igue with the Cone) i 'and i Brooklyn Railroad Com i my, i?? fore he wa? i?? rmltted t?? con i linne hi ; ? ? Ii < 'i poaltLon to the hill | win headed h> Clarence .1 Bhearn, who appeared foi Willi.un Randolph Henrat, r g. ti"i with the repr?sentatives of Ubor ! < rganlsatloiu and n f< " taxqp) era' i I ?-tal lona. I, s. Bedford, known na the "Minute i Man." who salil h< i ' in ? -.-iiti .i Typo? ? i bical ITnlon No I, araa tin- main throe n out of Ihe chamber. He . ? i * - ;.i n ?i onlj agnlnat the billa b?l ' nxnlnat the othera In opposition, de? lar? ! ing th.it n? u t and his representatives ' ?rere the minions ?if Thomas _*. Ryan i lhs n. a*aa arouai d s hen Timothy Ifcaly, ii?;?' a ring for the International ? ,,t Stationary Kiremen, asa called , in apeak 'I'll ???? ?1 mined if III let h.n, pptftfc ?head of m"'' shouted Mr. Bedford ? The ii' i'iii I represent started thi* thing ' ?imi i nii'A have tin right to apeak." i CHimber m an Uproar. Hanator Prawlej endeavored to i>er .?auada him to be quiet, bul ha only be rtnw mere boisterous, until the ear? geant-at.anna was railed on to put him din That official waa shoved bach Into ,ilt. .. i,n ?? ni : he ' h imbet two or th?res lime:, I??- tin irate "minute man." In the meat tin.' tin- chamber was m sa uproar? and Senator Sttlwell Bnafty loo! i band m 'h.- struggle .\*.th Bedford. The latter was half caiTled, h;ilf pushed. I i ut.llil.il (III tlllirlll l-Hfr. 'mob m in m m Three Killed and Nine Wour in Attack on Police Statio SHERIFF CALLS FOR TRO( People Incensed at Ma; Charging Him with Onsti His Political Enemies. i:?" h Island, III. March 'J?.?T i"-? ' na .... '?? kill, d .'?nil nine wen \ Jured tn-nialit in a rl.-t which grew ??t atrnlned retatlona which have exl .eral daya between Mayor Si-hi and M-uii- ??! hia opponents. He. f hundred persona were in the mob to-nigh! aurrounded police headquar. where iwn of the leaders of llaori lhal had p rev louai j occurred aere ', latned. Bricks were thrown and nindowi th? police st.iii.i" were .mashed. Mi Bchrlver. directing the police squad, deied the offi? era to ? harge the n .?'mi i _ere fired bj the t?? ? 11< ?? im numbei ??f men were aeen t?> fall. 'I ? ? i-? ?i the rioters temporarily to n-l ? ii ? Three men were picked up dead N were so bad!) wounded they were b ii.?i in a hoapltal. After the dead i wounded had been removed the mob , organls? ?i. and one <?f tin- lead directed the crowd to a hardware st for the purpoee of breaking down I doors and aecurlng a fresh supply iarms. This move was checked by -?I ind Of police which whs at the hai itore when the m oh arrived, in response to Sheriff limner's app I to Governor Deneen to rush troops ' Un i-itv several companlea are expect before morning Mayor Bchrlver recently began _ ca palgn i" rid tin- ? - ? I > of undesirable p? ? s.iiis. so he announced; but his enem declared in- wanted t?> ?>ust his i?oiitii enemies. Mutterlnga of discontent ha\e be growing i"r severa! ?laya. The oth day tli?- editor of a weekly nawopsf published an article which denounc Mayor Bchrlver .?nd the Mayor order that the Issue ?if the paper be su pressed. Announcement of th?- publication wi made at a mass meeting of the opponen ? ?I' the Mayor, an?! after the meeting large crowd went to the newspaper ?> I , , in gal i oples nf the paper. Tl Mayor'a opponents were nnsered by ti fact ihn Mayor Bchrlver bad phyalcsll chaatlsed the e?litor of t!ie puper for pn vlaua editorial aspersions. The polk ordered the crowd from In front ?if t_ newspaper office, and several arrest were made. To-day the bod) of Krank B. Potts, .. Winona .Inn? lion. Win., was found in hallway. It was reported that lie ha i ? i'ii killed in tb?. disturbance in fron ..f ib?- newspaper office. Feeling ra high and a mas? meeting was ?alle. for t'i-ni.iit. petitions for the recal ?'of Mayor Bchrlver an?i Commissions Mari were circulated at the meeting a crowd gathered after the meeting .wearing vengeance for the attack mads on the crowd al the newspapsi office. Some of the rioters de?-lared thai the polie.- liad mnnlered Potts, althongt physicians to-nlghl announced that th* man probabl) died ttt apoplexy. LEGISLATORS WANT PASSES Rhode Island House Adopts Pub? lic Service Bill. Providence, Maren -?>. a public aer vl?-e bill, the feature of which Is a clause making H obligatory for all railroads In ,the stale to furniah passes to state offl icers and members <>f the f-aglslaluia. ; passed the House to-day by a viva vova Vote, after a l??ni; dehate. The bill pro ; \ id?'S for the creation of a publb- ?er Ivi.ommlsslon of three, which ha-* iliberal authority in regulating publfc I service corporations ? a F _ easv and delightful: Bpspcer'a Tnrlc eve frin<?.en with "illKit" guards. 7 l|aldea Lan? A?!\t. I TAFT DELEGATES HERE WIN BY 3 TO 1 i Chairman Barnes Estimates Only Seven Out of Ninety in Entire State Elected for Colonel Roosevelt. BIG CONFUSION ? ALL OVER CITY Delay in Delivering Ballots to Polling Places Cause of Extraordinary Irregularities?Dix Is Asked to De? clare Election in Brooklyn Invalid in Consequence. Report, from the entire state last night indicated that Mr. Taft had ? arricl all except eight delegate** nut of the ninety to the Repub? lican National Convention. State Chairman Barnes said his estimate was not more than seven i for Mr. Roosevelt. The yules in the contest in this city gave the Taft candidates a plurality of more than .*? to 1 over the Roosevelt candidates, but the "polling was -<' irregular, owing to the wildest sort of confusion arising from late distribution of the ballots, that both voting and returns were highly incomplete. The Roosevelt court motions were said to have delayed the printer in completing the voting forms, through causing changes to be made up to practically the last day, and for this reason ballots reached many polling places so late a*? practically to exclude many from voting who were unable to wait long en? ?ugh. It was stated in Brooklyn that Governor Dix had been asked to declare the election in Kings County invalid on account of the troubles arising there, as in other boroughs, from the delay in the delivery of the ballots, and that the leaders there who had been in communication j with him had received an assurance from him that he would seek rem? edy through the ?Legislature. The Kings County Republican Executive I Committee will meet to-day to decide on what action to take. TAFT VICTORY EMPHATIC Samuel S. Koenig, president of th? Republican County Ccmmittee, said: "Notwithstanding the vigorous ef? forts of the Roosevelt committee, the personal effort of Colonel Roosevelt to stampede the voters at the eleventh hour, and the enormous expenditure of t.ioney in the colonel's behalf, the enrolled Republicans of the County of New York, fully protected in their nqhts when voting, by a secret bal? lot and by an emphatic majority de? ciared for the renomination of P-es irlent Taft. "This is very gratifying to the county organization, which so loyally supported the President. "Of course, the official count of the ballots by the state officials duly authorized has not yet been made, but the indorsement of President Taft on the first unofficial count is so tre? mendous that there can no longer be any thought throughout the country that the radical platform of the colonel can be supported in New York." VICTORY PLEASES TAFT 1 President Congratulates Chair? man Koenig by Telephone. Th?* Whit?^ HOUM In Washington got county hca?lquartcrs on th?* telephone at 12:15 O'clock this morning, ?md President Taft Mkod Samuel S. Koenig. chairman of the county committee, what the result "-.as. Win n he learned that every distri? t in grenier New York had been carried for him. he expressed great satisfaction and congratulate?! Mr Kotttlg most heartily on hit- work. IN RUSH TO MARRY AGAIN ?Woman Obtains License Three I Minutes After Getting Divorce. I By T?*|o?raph to The Trlhiin* * Thiladelr'- n. March 36.?Mrs. Hazel H. j West, o? No. 1517 South Wilton street, and Geor B. Lippincott. U button manufai-turer. <*f No. 3838 North 10th street, to-'lav broke all re?*ords getting to the marriage 111 ense bureau after the young woman had obtained a divorce from her first husband, John O. Johnson, on the grounds of desertion. The couple, with Jacob C. West, father of the young woman, were waiting in the courtroom for the divorce decree to be handed down. As soon as they heard the crier ask the usual ?luestlon as to any person objecting to1 the granting of the divorce they made one dash for the license bureau, and obtained a l:-ense within three minutes after the severa nee of the tlrst knot. The bricl elect Is but twenty y?-.irs old. The wedding will take place to? morrow. READY FOR SUSPENSION Hard Coal Operators Won't Sug? gest Another Conference. 'Ft* Tel?******-*-- to Tl??- Trlhun?* I ? ttllkes-Barre. Penn . March 2(5 -Antlira Iclte i??al operators announced to-day that i there would Y,e no overtures for another , conference with the miners. Coal ?ompany j officials admitted they had prepared them : selves for the closing of all their ?-?.literies ?neNt Paturdiiy when the suspension order , cur? Into effect. I'ntil to-day there was no . ile?nite statement that the operators would i not suggest another conference. The hope had been that the door would be opened for further negotiations, but the frank admis? sions of the operators are proof that there Is a ?roll ?letermlned plan to ascertain tlu unlon** strength during th?r? time of the sus pension. Preparations on all sides have been made for an indefinite suspension. The suspension order, which Is .? plan of attack from the ?-nlners' side, means that the cutting of all coal must cea?? ? Saturday. The operators io-dav declared that they did no? believe the order to cease operations would result In calling out Utan than the miners, their laborers and the company hands. NEW COLLEGE HIGH JUMP MARK. Stanford T'nivei ?it?. 'al. Maren .H (leorge Horlne, -if Punfoid, regarded as a candidate for the American Olympic team, made a world's Intercollegiate record In competition In the high lump to-day, clear? ing the bar at I teet i\ inches The former record was ?. feet 4 In. hes, held bv W. Bvrd Page, class of ST. of the University of Pennsylvania In I'M * The wildest sort of confusion iKCUrwi J yesterday when the first official prlmarv | waa held In thla city. The ballots were not delivered until late in a majority of the Assembly districts, and In some poll : in? places, particularly in the nutlyin* I districts, no ballots were received at all ! until the polls were closed. It was evident last night that the , Roosevelt manager.! were preparing kg 'make the most out of this mix-up ov?e | the ballots and would contest the ele? ? lion on the ground that many votSH ! had not had the opportunity of voting. The Roosevelt managers instructed their watchers in the various polling | places where the ballots were late to take the names and addresses of those ?who came and were about to go ??-.?? again because the ballota had not ar j rived. They asked su<-h men to make a ? statement t at they had heen unable tc ?vote because of the lack of ballots, pre I paring later to get affidavits to be used In court actions. There was much speculation last nigh* as to Just what effect on the election of organization committees, as well as dele? gates to the national convention, the de? lay In the ballots would have. In oases where the ballota did not arrive at all it was a question as to whether the com? mittees and delegates voted for In that particular district could he ?.ailed legally chosen. Wants Legislative Relief, ?harles If. Duell, chairman Of the Roosevelt city committee, declared that Oovemor Dix ought to call on the Legls i lature at once to pass a Presidential j preferential primary law, and have an? other primary t?i ? hose national delegates before the Republican National Conven? tion. Abraham B. O?bert. chairman of th? law committee of the Repuhll? an County ?'ommittee. said that the law provided that whenever the official ballots wera not furnished unofficial ballots, printed or written In much the manner of the nftb ial ballots, could be used. In some ! districts an attempt was made to write such ballots, but this was hard to do because the ballot was so complicated. In some of the districts In ?ueens and The Bronx the ballots did not arriva until after 0 o'clock, at which time th* law saya the polls must close. Certain election districts in the .Id Assembly District In Manhattan did not receiva any ballots at all. In the 16th As? sembly District some of the ballots did not arrive until 8 o'clock; some in the 28th District came .hortly after 7 o'clock. In the 27th District it was after ?.:.'_> o'clock when the. ballots arrived. It was stated at Republican headquar? lers that In certain Assembly diatricti In the 2"d Congress District the names Of the candidates to the national con? vention were left off the ballot alto I get her. Roosevelt Movement Blamed. .1. O. Brltt, prealdent of the Board of Election, declared that the trouble waa caused by ' i legal actions brought by the Roosevelt city committee and by reason of the fact that the balbits wera so large thai It took more time to print them than usual. He favored a law that would make changes in the ballot im? possible after a certain date. The statement of Mr. Gilbert waa as follows: In ever> ?ase where it was reported Hut the ballots had not been delivered. Hi? inspector- were advised that unofficial hal lota might be used. I*or this purpose th? inspectors were advised to ?end to the n? ai est polling place, having sample ballota containing the names of ihe same candi? dates, and to use them In the same inatUKi as official ballots. No person should have lest bis vote by reason of the absein ? of the official ballot. This situation is cover??d by se?-tlon ?I K the election law, which reads a* fellows: "If for any cause, the official hall?te for any party shall not be provided as require?! hv law at any polling place iinof fb-ial ballots, printed or written, made as nearly as practicable In Ihe form of the of? (letal ballot, may be used ' The onlv sei-tlon of the law having any applb-atiion to a case where no vote wei accepted bv the board in section ?-*. and that sectlob appears to limit the p?j?er of the court to order a new prlmarv In ?"a??. of fraud to such an extent that It Is Impos? sible to determine th? true results of auch primarles. President Britt of the Board of El* tlon was overwhelmed with complaints and inquiries as to why the ballota bad not arrived In various places Late last ?Ight he made ihe following ?tateme?! i AimmvereA Mondav night that a mlstak ___ been made In some of the ballots and Th. xlronc station houses had been pu on h!m out automobiles out all last night S?fthia morning recalling thee, ballota. I ?