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i ORK, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1014.
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PRICE ONE ( KNT ?B,,'-'w7T^2^?VKr%g?iJ
Halted by t .arrison of San
Pedro, Only 28 Miles
from Torre?n.
Rebels cing a Hard Task
% **"? F vent Outbreak
General < rders Merchants to
Sell at Re -.onable Prices Under
Penalty of Confiscation.
rP? "?> tret****. tT? The T-ibunal
Torreon. M rxico. April ri- Rebel purr
nf the Federal arm y of General
Refugio Vaeero and of the large Tium
tor of FarJ-M-aJ sympathisera who ac
?vmr "tried ?t on tta flight from Torre?
en b?s coaled at San Pedro, frw
eigh' ml lea frtaro Torre?n.
The Federal force, with the excep
ttota of a amal? command sent back by
Vet-UK? to hart the rebel pursuit, has
mn-*ad on toward Saltillo. Velasco. it
i* bettr-*? a*\ had left San Pedro.
g the? rotrto difficult adopted the
? xpedlc'* ? **--nding back a force to
bold tbe refee.s in check until he could
h greater distance between his
main fore? and General Resallo Her
.e***i* rebel cavalry.
G?nerai Tilla ordered **einforcements
in Bedro to-day, and unless the
Harrison left there, by Vclaaco eurren
ere the Pebels will try to exterminato
t.iwn la well fortified and the
small Federal garriaon probably could
I out for a time against a much
;<-** force.
v Wg ta** still confronts Villa la
renditions are ?Jasperate.
uust be mudo sanitary at
iiv >sa!e deaths will restiM.
_s a^-endy baring started as n
i of the many bodies which were
-T long in the tropical aun be
fx>ra >rey could be gathered up and ?
?i, too. Is scarce in Torre?n and |
ami .*gr the Inhabitants there is acute ;
suffering. Villa Is trying to alleviate
ihia by having large shipments rent in
and forbddhng the merchant to
large exorbitant prices for food-!
stuffs und?- penalty i of arrest and I
v_nf**aie"*- 3tn<-ks ctyitlscated.
Dr**--- atorre have been stripped of
--c**. _is?n/ft<*tants and rush
Drdeiw have been sent for new supplies.
Prominent persons are doing herolo
work among the sick and wounded,
i and while there la a scarcity of sur?
geons others are coming, two being on
the way from El Paso and several from
Juares and Chihauahua.
[By "r*'e*r"*apri t<> The TTrb-jne |
', Juarez. Me-xlco. April 6?General
?murtiar.o Carranza indorsed to-day
appointments made In Torre?n by Gcn
ral Pary*ho Villa. Trie***** are Andrea?
?""eniaa t?-? be President Municipal, and
resus A-r-'ina lo ?superviso the appoint
* of Tiinor official*".
Kerriae* i? *- ?he chief witness, it is
??aid. be.t.i.- the Carranza commission
;i**. Beaton case, and his testimony
?r*****^ -rgeiy responsible for the exonera?
os Villa by the commission. Ills
?*nt was made by Villa In
gratjt^de and Without consultation
?h ^arranaa. It la smIcI.
towing message from General
\'trte ht Torre?n was received this nf
?ernoon by General Carranza, who was
.cddr?**sed as "Supreme Chief".
?1 haie the honor to acknowledge
< nntlnued on second ps-j*., fifth column.
This Morning's News.
LOCAL. Page.
Three Killed as Elevator Breaks. 1
?TilM Found Dead by Girl.._,.1
,-peelal Pee trien To-day. 1
Werner Morr??- Under Guard. 1
?-.even Guilty in P. 0 ? "m-itj. 1
Ki?-s After Prayer,' i-oss to Cbureh... 5
W Rioter? Punished. 5
V mon Men Accused of Old Murder... 6
Rar Misaiuuary with Hindu Wife. 6
club May Reinstate Murphy. 6
?"olumbia to Quit Art Plan. 7
Siegel Defends Two In Div?r?e.18
KirifHland Relative.?" fJtil Ofl.18
Rockefeller Back.? Ojien Shop. 1
Kehele Halt Pursuit of federals. 1
i iidei-woo.i W Ins ana. 2
. **
.nihnr for T'.lls Repeal. 4
r Deader* Get Third Hearing...? 4
T. U Pi 'cad. 7
ond Reading. 3
ilutlon m Santo Domingo... 3
? ?ampball 9
He_??ie Ascoupi ?a Drawing... 7
. 8
Theatrical . ?
sty.? ? *"
. *
.XO and 11.
? Calenda- Dapl-XI ]
13 and 13;
and ?Navy .*?
I Oity Boat Saves Craft Sweep?
ing; Toward Rocks.
engine? '??jTolnK <lea?l" an ah*
Pa*s??d 40th at. early thin niornltiK. tarnt
tug John DsJy, with rx loadcl ?cow <?f
ill.? 0tr?t>1 (loaning lVpiirtmcnt In t.ux.
thxated bslplstsl] ll to Htll Q*tS before
> .'in??,
?'ept.-.m lvter LSOM-Td. vf the ?'hart
| ties Department boat Halt's Island,
i was making hin last trip when hi he.tr?!
distress slg-nals irrito, up rlVST, H>'
turno! his cr.ift ami gavf ohMS, He
overtook the tug and t..\\ just aa sh??
raced on the flood tide int.? 11.11 f,.\u
Fot ???:\i'- tmir, LAOMM ...illii DOt
get near enough to get a lit??? m
'?elploss craft. Ho HurIIx xxorked
m elQM an?l got a hitch on the Pal>
ntul drew hat out ot the raging waters
of the Gate.
Th?? lialy's captain said that after
sng-tSSS failed ho found it Impossl
I ble to get loose from his tow.
The tug was then at the tnr-rry ot
| th?? tide.
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South Carolina Executive Runs
Clemency Score to 1.190.
I By Te!?*-?r?j)h to The Trfltune |
?TVlun.hla. ?s. C. April 6.?As a etep
toward fulfilment of hie promise to
' empty the state penitentiary by Auguat
11. Governor Cana M. Bieese to-day
llhoratrd fourteen prisoners, making
1*190 sinOS h? assumed office. Ihr???
years ago.
Then* are still l.**R prisoners left ti?
the penitentiary, as new Inmates are
? Ived nearly every month.
Discovery of French Bacteriolo?
gist May Give Clew to Va?
riety of Diseases.
Paris. April 8.?Mme. Victor Henri, a
i bacteriolog?a?., has succeeded In creat
! lng a new species of microbe, the ac
I tion of which has developed a new
I form of disease. BhS subjected the
| bacilli of anthrax to ultra-violet rays,
i which changed ?then from ro.l shape
i to spherical. The transformed bacilli
were injected into guinea pigs, th? re?
sult being a slowly ?developing disease
of a totally different character from
that of anthr.
Mme. Henri deduce? from her dis
" the possibility of evolution in
the bact-ji-hil world, as IB the animal
? world, an.l otrrowften the opinion fhnt
Itb- multitudes of existing species come!
from a fexv primitive forms, which
hax" undergone transformations under
th? acti'-n of light and have engendered
the varieties of germs responsible for!
th? diseases known to science.
The particulars of the dlscox-ery were
communicated to the Academy of Sci
onr-e to-ni^r-t by Professor Roux, and
I aroused lively interest, It being regard
I ed as of Importance from n practical
? point of view, not only In ahoxving th?
may tor efrWHous treatment, but In
o?-,-ning a n?xv Add for the investiga -
if the evolution of many ap*?eles of
j bacteria and resultant diseases
? Commodore Vanderbilt House
on Fifth Ave. Leased.
The home of the late Commod'iri
Vanderbilt, at 379 Fifth ave., was,
! leased yesterday hy Mrs. Marie Tor
Irsnce Hadden to Miss Ma 1. Prese,
' who will use the building aft-r it Is
altered for a tea ro?tn.
The house, which w.? occupied by
f'ommudore Vanderbilt up to the time
of his death, xvas purchased by him In
18TB for I7O.O00 It Is one of the few
? remaining private dwelling house? on
' Fifth ave. betxveen ?Hth and 42d sts.
The lease Is for a term of years from
? June 1 for an aggregate rental of about
j $5?3O,000.
Mrs. Hadden, the present ?owner, le a
granddaughter of the cpmmodor?. It
was inherited by her from her mother.
I In the last few years many tempting ?
offers for the sale or the lease of the
! property have been refused by Mrs.
; Hadden.
Indiana Police Chief Probing
Report She Is Alive.
Chief Anstlss of the Laporte (Ind.)
! police is in this city investigating a re
? ?port that Mrs. Belle Gunness, or "mur?
der farm" faino, has be?>n seen here.
? Anstiss and inspector Kaurot wore,
? working on the case last night.
Anstlss was deputy sheriff nt the
timo of the disclo.sur?- of the tra*.
1.x the burning of the Gunness hous? !
i at Laporte. In the ruins and buried
about the premises were the bodies of
a girl and nine men, the latter sup?
posed to b? Hultors who wore decoyed
t?? tli?' place by Mrs. Qunneas and mur
. for their money.
?h found in the ruins were identi?
fied an those of Mrs. ?.unncss, and Ati
I stiss always boUOTSd that the mur
t h? r fat. in tho lire. A let?
ter, however, Which he received a few
days ago, said to have 'ome from a.
Swede, brought Anstics ;
'latest fashions
Approved by good taste.
Described by word _nJ
p.ctur- KVERY DAY in
By Bessie Ascough
Sleuths, Passwords and
Guns "Protect" Woman
from Husband.
They Miss Tango and Spurn
Classic Music Wires Into
House Tapped.
"The Who!? prooaodtng remind*? me
of a eotatc apara Why, all "he noods
Is a battery of artillery und ? troop
| of cavalry to miikr her dofOHOO of
Elmhural completely reallotta "
Tin? waa the daaorlpttoB of the *??"
atlon fit Ihn Rlvndnl?? bODM of Mrs.
Arthur M. Werner, form? rl> Miss
OttlHa Morosinl. given by Henry h\
DoCtoahetnt, tha aa^poHeaman'i \s\nu
ver. One ini?iit :iini??Mt aapaet? It was
1 said, to see the irhorus come marching
in with its spears whiln th?? lender 0?
the brave band of guards ?ring a duet
to the heiress, vh-un he protect"!
But If the precaution taken bv the
Burns PttOCtWe A gone v to prevent
some m\sterlou.?? liariii from ?omine to
the heroine of the tangled matrimonial
scrape, the seventeen dote. t|v? i who
are filling the lending parts do not find
any humor in the sltuatloi. Tb.-lr 00
oupntion is too mjoyabto S one for
any levity.
"What do fou do froBB day to day.""
one was aakad
"What do we do" Oh. nothing OX?
cept smoke the line cigars, drink the
wlneo and whiskeys and play eardl nil
[ day," was the answer.
Classic Music Faila to Charm.
There Is one jarring note to their
occupancy of the extensive Uiverdale j
' estate. Surround, d by rows of elaUBolo
books in rare binding's, paintings bjf
famous artists on the walls and fabu?
lously expensive Paralan raga, stands in
the library a modern invention?a pho?
nograph. Tho detectives tried some of
tha airs, but decided they didn't like it.
Tho ,,nlv record?? were tin
ruso, Melta, Paderewskl nnd other in?
terpreters of the finest music, and none
of the latest tango syncopations OOald
be found A woman detective in the '
role of a maid and one of the leading '
sleuths tried to do tho "hesitation" to
the tune of "The Spring BoUsJ," by
Mendelssohn, bul the tempo wasn'i
Aside from acting the part ti l il
genOrmon, iho detective? Rre taking (he
utmost precautions to prevent intru?
Should any adventurer from (he "en?
emy's" camp pass the guards at the
gate, the sentry at the door and (he
detective disguised as a footman on the
lower floor he would be me! by ?mother
watchman if he attempted to aaoond
tho stairs. He would be aternly a?
for the password, and if the magi?*
talisman were not supplied ho II
be summarily eject?d,
I maid bringing n cup of coffer- t.?
one Of tho ,i? nsailj suffered i
heart failure from fnght bOCatlM she ?
confused the password with another I
scientific term nomewhat similar.
The efforts inside the mansion arel
more than equalled by the fruards on
the grounds. If was disco?, ?red ft -
day morning that "the opposition" bad
also employed dete.-tiv ??. ?nd several
"epies" had boo? MOO loitering In tho
stroet. An investiga! ion of tho I
phone wire? disclosed thai tho Una
from the trunk ?ire to tho house bad
been scraped arid tapped, and that th
confldentlal reports of (ho ?lefe?! i
Mrs. Morosini-Winter's agents bad
probably bOOh overheard. Now a
| fpecial watchman will bo posted to
watch the telephone wires.
Neighbors Admire Vigilance.
The neighbors adjoining the Elm
hurst grounds, among whom are
George W. Perkins and the heirs ?..f
the late General Soward Webb, have
admired the ingenuity of the detec
Oontliraed on sltth pa??, flr.t rnlnmn.
EDMOND '?KAY, missing bojr, f.-'ind ;
Chance Discovery Solved
Disappearance Mystery
?Body in Areaway.
The rolling of a marble Into a round
hole In the sidewalk grating In front of
M. Ann's ave., The Uronx, late
i day ?eflentoon, solved trhtxt prom?
ise 1 fn bS I n"W police m.vfterv. I
Bdne Roooder, trying to pick the mar?
ble out of th.? ?tntiriK. MS through one
of the holes the body of three-year old
Kdrnond '?rax. ?if .'H?', Si Ann's av?., tot
whr*m th? police had been sear? hing
for hours.
The little boy went out to plsv early
yesterday afternoon. Ills motbor was
detained Indoors. When she came
d?->xxnata 1rs an hour Inter he had dis?
After two hours of searching Mrs.
? : * t.. the Alexander avenue po?
lice station No child had been found,
and Patrolman t'llrlih xxas dets4 ?
aid th?' mother Together they xvent
through St. Mar- 'l Park, xxhich skirtu
St. Ann's axe. There was no trace of
the box.
Exhausted from fright and fatigue
the mother startetl hum?. \s she came
in sight of the house tho Roseder child
sprang up from th? pi.I?? ilk In front
of a delicatessen st>?r.? n .tin's
Rxe. and shouted to s?.ine playmatee.
"<m. look at H ?stet*!" she cried. "Hua?
t'T s down In the hole under the side?
walk. "
Mrs. i ;,av recognised the name by !
which BJdmond was known In the
neighborhood and ran. KneeMnur on the
sidewalk Bhc peered through tho ?,-r,.t
lng. ?She saw Edmond lying dead In tho
dark areaway bene.ith her.
Btlt tor the little girl's diSCtVV-ty the
might have lain Unnoticed under
the *<id<'x?nik f?n vecke, according to
An autopex last night by Coroner
Klynn Showed thai "ne of the vertebra.
of t,ir . hild's neck had be.m
.:.iv by s fail, end had pressed so
the spinal cord, ceasing b-St?ot death.
Nathan Straus, Jr., Will Pur?
chase Driftwood.
Negotiations are under xv:?x for the
purchase by ?Nathan Straus, Jr., of.
Driftwood Mentioned prominently in
.-l?gers su?i for divorce. Th:
t?te, at Oriente Point, Ifemeroneck, it
has peSSfd OUI "f the ban
the Indicted banker and merChent to j
the h. s. Reelty ?Oofnpeny, tim stook
of xxhich !.. A. Price first held as col?
lateral, but now own?-.
The value ?if the estate, is about
.**_titl,?KKi, but It Is not thought that Mr.
Straus vxill have to pay anywhoro n?_ar
this figure. There are twelve acres of
land und a boni.Dteining thirty
roooms. There ere <-or__erv_vtorleSt e
gam go, bathhouse and yacht pier.
Mr. Straus lives when in the 6ti
27 West 7-d at.
Ballots Cast To-day Will Decide Question of Convention That
Would Revise or Amend?General Impression
Is That Affirmative Will Win.
Thie is Election Day. A state-wide
referendum is being held to answer the
"Shall there be a convention to re?
vise the constitution and amend the
All those registered last fall, who
have not sine.? moved, are entitled to
vote to-day, whether they voted or not.
Others who may vote are those who
took advantage of the supplemental
registration on March 28.
The ballot to-daj will be a piece of
of i ttoae generally
used for the constitutional amend?
ments. In the centre tho qu??stion will
be printed. At the left there will be
two squares, one marked "No" and the
other "Yes." The voter anawers the
question as h<? dOOtrOS by plating a
in one Of the HjoaiOO.
To-day it? no' | da
from that fad little inter? st || being i
taken in U10 referendum, and it la #_a?- j
mated that not more than one-quarter
of the enrolled registered vote will be
cast at th< outside.
The total vote in the state last fall
was about 1,600,0* to. in greater New
York it was ??.'!.",.(ciO. Reports from
upstate are that in sottie places no at?
tempt will be made, to count the re?
turns to-night Complete figures will
not be obtainable for several days.
The general Impression is that the
f'.i the OOOatltUtloaua] convention
will be carried.
Chairman Harnei?, of (he Republican
Htato Committee, has said that fo far
as the platform of the party i.s con
corneil It?? BHOabON may vot<? as they
tnbljrman Harold j. iim
man, the Harnes Assemblyman in Al?
bany, advisee a vote of "No."
The Processives do not want a rein?
vention, but dare not openly oppose it
cause of ? platform declaration In
favor of an early i on vent i?.n
The i ?? un... ? I ed thai
will elect a plural.t'. of the (Sell :
astil h. arc openly ud
Yocatmr* JA. _
Women in Panic When Car
Plunges Up and Down
in Shaft.
Two V^omcn and Man Leap at
M\th l loor and Arc Crushed
at the Bottom.
DhmanafOahlO m Us shaft In the nin?*
?tOIT loft building at 12*1 an.I I'JS
Croaby st., a eombwatSoa freight and
r)af??oti>fer elOrator WOO and fell last
night until Its load was panicstii'-Win,
ami sluok at the top of the ?baft onlv
afttr two woman and a man had t"'"n
Kill. ?I.
About tTAontv persons wore en the
. ?r when 1? bogan to wabble and re
: to answer the guiding hand of
1*OI*anoa Clark, the runner, of CM On
lumtius 8V?. He soon saw that the
?levator had got ?way from him, but,
be believed thai II whh only a question
of time when the engineer of the btiil?!
lng would notice thai the clutch was
; not doing Its work and would flx It be
j fore there was ativ loss of life.
This was possible If he was able to
mukn the passengers keep their heads.
In fortunately Clark failed In his ef?
forts to do thts, and the wonder Is that
?more were not killed. The victim*
Anselmo, Rosarlo, eighteen? 12 Do
| lancey at.
Gabriana, S.. thirty-five, addreaa un
? known, identification made from pay
| check in pocket.
Letttna, Mra. Colette, fortyfrv-e, 54
' Macdougal at.
It was about f>:4"j o'clock that Clark
started from the ground floor on the
! fatnl trip. At the top he took on eight
! women, a child and two men, employe?
, of f'olomon Novae, a shirt manufsrr
? tirer. At the seventh floor six women
i and two men were taken on.
Shouting "Car full." Clark let the
elevator slide toward the ground floor.
All went well for two floors, when the
car began to wabble and jerk. The
i runner knew too well what was com
! lng and shouted to hi? passengers to
! remain quiet and no harm would come
CO ' hem.
Panic In Racing Lift.
The elevator Jerked Its way to the
ground floor and below. Two or three
feet It went and then reversed and shot
upward. This was tho signal for a
wild outcry, which grew In volume as
the car continued to the top of the
shaft and then ?started to return to
tho bottom. Clark was fighting to ??ul? ?
tho panlcstrv-ker men and women, and
they wore equally determined that they
would get off the car as soon as pos?
The make of tt aided them in (heir
purpose. Tho only guard gate was a
aort of half gate affair, made of wood,
and there was no siile wall to the shaft.
Down paal the third floor went the
elevator on Its second descent. As it
stopped a moment and then pushed
upward again there was a rush from
tho roar and Clark went through the
irate to tho landing of the third floor.
Two women and the little trlrl followed
Now with the K,i|f"i open (here was
n renewed effort to jump to safety.
T?n men. Benjamin str-rnberg. of BOB
NOW Hots road, Brooklyn, and N. Lar??
arho ll employed in the building, tried
to guid? them. They told the passen?
gers when to .lump In order to clear
the ceilings and land safely. At the
sixth floor, however, the crowd got
away from-them, and two women and
a man went crashing to the bottom of
the shaft, where they were later picked
up, crushed almost beyond recognition.
This trip upward was the last for the
unmanageable elerator. At the top It
stuck, and tSternl.erg and T^evy helped
off those whom they liad been able to
control. The little girl who was saved
was a niece of Mrs. Lettlna. who per?
ished In the accident. She was found
at the third lloor, and when her aunt
was not among those coming down the
stairs became hysterical.
Girl Tosaed to Safety.
She sobbed that her name was Jennie
Flmonetrl, of 20 Hertford st. She is
fourteen years old and amall for her
age. She said that conditions on the
car were terrible. "My aunt was try?
ing to shield me from barm," she
sobbed, "and all tho time the others
wei ? fighting among themselves to see
who should be saved. My aunt held me
until she saw a chance to throw me off
where I wouldn't be hurt."
The scenes at the ground floor and
outside the building were pitiful. Re?
port had gone forth that ten or fifteen
persons had been killed, and from all ?
over the East Side came relatives a ml
friends of thoso who worked In the
building. Tha police, under Lieutenant
Ward, of the Mulbrry st. station, had
their work cut utt for them to keep
back hysterical persons who were sure
that some one dear to the/n had be^n]
Finally as only three bodiea wert
brought out from the bottom of the
shaft (here waa a cry of relief from
those who had feared the worst, but
had found their fears groundlesu. The
father of Hosario Anselmo stoically
identified his dead and went sadly
homeward when informed by Coroner
rfollonatala that the body would be
can? of. Mrs. Lettlna's son
CuuLijxucd m tfilid iiaaa. nuu9Sn\ oolajuoa?
ms* I
KI11M In elevator accident
$10,000,000 FRAUD
Officials of Sterling De?
benture Corporation Con?
victed in Court.
Seven officials of the Sterling De
1 benture Corporation, who were Indicted
' nearly two years ago for using the
1 malls to defraud Investors In the Ox
, ford Linen Mills Company, were found
guilty at. 11:1?> o'clock last night In the
Federal District Court after a trial
) that lasted about a month, Postoffioe
Inspectors alleged that the corporation
'mulcted investors to the tune of at
?least HfllOOtMM).
Those found ?guilty were (>eorge H.
Mlddlebrook. president of the eorpora
i tion until 1*.?11; Frank W. Bchur?
ieecr-otary; Captain W. S. Edwards, cf
' the 2'Jd Itegiment, and a broker, who
was treasurer; Harry EL IMatt, knoxrn
as the. "Hermes" of the promoters;
Klwyn A. Marron, dramatic critic and
, publicity agent for the Sterling De?
I benture Corporation; Wilbur M. Stone,
' patent expert, and Benjamin G Mudge,
j inventor of the "process" bv which the
I Oxford I.lnen Mills ''ompany xvas to
utilizo tho waste straw of Am'-rlcan
j flax in the manufacture of fine Mnen.
lAll wre rtnanded until to-day for
The Oxford ?-ompany was capitalized
m lisrT at $___b,000 A amen dividend
- a.? declared, but to aid the f?ale of
etcck two subsidiary companies were
; formed, the Kasterbrook company, <?ap
; ltallzed at $.'{?)<>,??<??, m 1910. to make
' woollens with Mudge's process, and the
Oxford l.inen Matin?--? i 'ompany, ?capi?
talized in 1910 et $000,000, ?to use
I products of the llodge system for mak
j lng mattresses. The Btetilng Debem
lure Company sent out &800.000 tott>t*l
to promote these companies.
Frank B. Wlnchell, brother of Ben?
Jamln !.. Winchell, former president
\ of the Rock Island system, and Sam?
uel E. Findlav, other of?Vers of the
corporation, xvho were indicted. COn
fesse J. Wlnchell testified for th?? gov?
ernment to having altered the books of
1 the Oxford company to create false
j assets.
The gox-ernment contended that
' Mudge, the inventor, got $50_>,0U0
worth of stock In the concern, of which
only .?>;??,(??><> worth, now in poeeeesion
of his wife, can be found. Mudge ?
graduate of the Massachusetts Insti?
tu?.? of Technology, ?me ?if the wit
ueeses testified thai the chemisl was
Invited to ?.peek ?before ? body of dis
tinguishe?! scientists in 100-s u h? n the
Oxford Company xvas In its lnf
The witness tesiifle.l that he advised
Mudge not to appear. SS th? BogtOfl
chemists would "eat him up."
Four Lawyers' Fees Extracted
to Fight $98 Bill.
Washington, April 6.?H. L. Herbert.
of Hawaii and Australia, fought a $98
dentist bill all the wsy from Honolulu
courts and lost his case to-day in the
?Supreme ?'ourt of the T'nite.l States.
His contest. based on technics]
grounds, caused him to employ four at?
torneys and to undergo great expense.
Has $8.000 Already for Monti
ment to William the
Silent Here.
The Holland Society reoeixed a re?
port last night at Us annual meeting
at the Hotel Astor that its committee
in charge of the plan to erect a monu?
ment to commemorate the Hutch in?
fluence in Nex\ York had raised $S,000
and would erect a statue of William
the Silent In Riverside Drive.
Tunis J. Bergen, chairman of the
comr~lt.ee, made a special trip to Hol?
land to avoid all mistakes in the selec?
tion of a statue.
This memorial, a_ ex?*!usixclc an?
nounced in The Tribune, will DC nsh.-.l
and ?should b? ted within six
months. It will r*? a reproduction of the
statue placed in the centn? of the mam
square at The. B?gue? fftclng the Hall
of Justice. Mr. Bens-on found that
Holland looks on William as a man
fini, then a tighter, a resemblance to
George Weshingtoa bein.K eoiod by the
William Leverlch Brewer was elect
?"? I'" 'h.- tirst re-elected
l-ruuctan. uf iliu ??uaciy,
T-' L_.ii.e_i_
John D., Jr., Says Colorado
Mines Would Be Lo?t
for Principle.
Spokesman for Father af
Hearing Before House
Explains Hour Social Uplift In
Mines Is Left to Men
He Employs.
m'?in Ths TrTtstme B-rrse-a.'
Washington, April 6. ? That tha
Rockefeller intereata would teoo all tha
millions of dollar? that they have In
' vested In the Colt-*ra4o eoat field? U?
maintain the open shop waa a sa art ad
i to the House Mines Commlttfa ta>-day
by John D. Rockefeller Jr., who ap?
peared as a witness in the Investiga?
tion of the. labor troubl?e of the Col?
orado Fuel and Iron Company.
Mr. Rockefeller, who spoka for hi**,,
father, who owns 4*J pe." cent of thai
stock of the company, said that tha
fight was for the "principles of frao
' dorn of labor." and that he and hla as?
sociates would rather that the present
violence continue "and lose all of thetr
millions invested in the coal flelds than
that American worklngmen should
be deprived of the right under tha Con?
stitution to work for whom the?
In support of this Mr. Rockefeii-i
was kept busy for hour? expie.
iding and arguing. He sab;
? employer and employe were "'
' men and should treat eaoh other
j such," hut h?- could see no analog
tween the unionization of worknc ?
and the combination of capital.
He tolil the committee that "hl3 con
. science acquitted him" of having
hli full duty in regard to the striking
cosl diggers by plactaf competent tf ''
in authority over them and leaviV.gr?
?sibllitv to those men.
Members of the committee spoke of
Mr. Rockefeller's interest and work In
various ~tml1*"t movements." and asked I
1 why he had not gone about welfare
1 work in the Colorado coal flelda In a
similar way.
"I did Just exactly as I have done In
' all of my investigations," he said "T
picked out the best qualified man 1
could find, placed them in charge ont
ted Thorn to do their best"
amount of cross-examination
could shake (his statement. As the
hearing drew to a close Mr. Rockefeller
said that lie would consider arbitration
of the dispute in the Colorado field if
' be could he assured that a fair and un?
biassed board of arbitration could bo se?
cured. He suggested federal judges aa
the best qualified (o serve on such a
Mr. Rockefeller spent four hours ?a
the witness stand and was constaatlv
tinder the Are of questions not en Ural y
complimentary Hi was at ease
throughout and declined to become ruf?
fled. He was attired In a snug fitting.
brown-striped worsted suit and re?
sembled *n ordinary *?oung business
man as b? sat at the committee tabl?
and furnished prompt answers. He
, bad nn "I don't know" ready for many
questions, but seemed anxious to arold
At the outset of the hearing he satd
he held just enough stock of the Colo?
rado Fuel and Iron Company to qualify
him as a director.
Chairman Foster soon developed that
he had not attended a directora' n*f-?et
ing in ten years, nor had f,?, gef,n j,tB
Colorado properties within a decade
"Arc you a dummy director?" asked
Repres.'ntative Byrnes, of Sooth Caro
. lina.
"1 do not ao regard myself," an?
swered Mr Rockefeller.
After questions developing Mr.
Rockefeller's unfamlliarity with the de
. tails of the mining business and his
repeated declarations that these mat
? tors were left (o the resident oft*tc*rs of
I tin? Colorado Fuel and fron Company.
im lu.Jing President .1 F. Welborn end
I. M Bpwera, chairman of the board.
; Chairman Foster ?aid:
"Mr. Rockefeller. I believe you are
affiliated with certain philanthropic and
! soclologieal organizations, including the
| Rockefeller Foundation and the tinrent
of Physical Research"'"
"Yes. ?*e contribute to them, ' s?id
Mr. Rockefeller
"You wen? also Interested, 1 bollera?.
in the Chicago Vice Commission's
w.rk and were the foreman of a New
York grand fUTJ which investigated the
white slave traffic," continued Chair?
man Foster. "Still, with 10.000 striking
miners in what ha\ ?
to look out after thorn?"
"I have done what I regard g ?
best thing I could have done ?u the in?
terest of the employes and the Urge
amount we have invested." said Mr.
"What have von done persona!'- to
end this strike?" a.-:k???l Mr. F?'S(er.
"1 have don?? nothing personally M*.
?fpondeoa* I haro had with the men In
iiuu'ga \hot*. _to loua aa we have oXhcuu*

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