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FIVE PARTS
Including
The Sunday Magazine
and
A "Cut-Out" Supplement.
taf.
PART I.
PAGES \-\6.
No. 4.-No. 16,274.
WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY! MOBNING, APRIL' 16, 1905
FIVE CENTS.
RUSSIANS SURPRISED
Over RojestvflDsky's Hardi
hood in Seeking Combat
WITH JAPANESE FLEET
SOME NAVAL MEN DOUBT IF TOGO
WILL ACCEPT CHALLENGE.
Speculations of St. Petersburg Officials
Over Action of Mikado's Admiral
?Confidence in Victory.
FT. PETERSBURG, April 15, 11:25 p.m.?
The week closes with the government's
eyes and hope3 centered on Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky, and gradually something of
grave enthusiasm has been aroused by the
Russian admiral's hardihood in sailing
straight for a combat with the Japanese.
There are many naval officers who do not
believe that Vice Admiral Togo will accept
this challenge. In their opinion the Jap
anese will be too prudent in such a crisis
to risk the destruction of their fleet.
They -believe that Togo's tactics will be
to avoid an open sea fight, and that he will
launch a series of desperate night torpedo
attacks in the hope of throwing the Rus
sian fleet into confusion, scattering the
linea of ships and giving his faster battle
ships and cruisers an opportunity to sur
round and destroy them individually, and
If some of Rojestvensky's ships escape to
Vladivostok to bottle them up there.
For the moment the conservative councils
of the peace party, which party realizes
that the military situation will be utterly
hopeless if Rojestvensky's fleet is complete
ly destroyed, and considers it best to open
negotiations before the issue is put to a
test, are rudely thrust aside.
The admiralty clamors for a chance to re
trieve its reputation, and the war party
generally seems to be convinced that the
Emperor of Russia's position will not be
worse if the battle is lost, wliile the destruc
tion of Togo's fleet would spell ruin for
Japan.
Tho emperor himself, it is understood, ex
presses great confidence in victory, and
should victory come he wili undoubtedly
fix the imperial seal to the big naval pro
gram prepared by the admiralty.
The court-martial of Lieut. Gen. Stoessel
Is proceeding behind closed doors.
Many Humors Rife.
With the departure of the hospital ship
Orel from Saigon the last cord connecting
th?j Baltic squadron with St. Petersburg
wai severed, and the admiralty expects no
luriher direct news until a battle has been
fought and determined. "Henceforth," said
a prominent naval officer, "the press prob
ably will be our only source of information.
Rojestvensky's next message may not be
written until he has met the enemy."
Under the circumstances many rumors
take shape in St. Petersburg aside from
those relating to encounters with the Jap
anese at various places and with varying
results, but the most fanciful is that say
ing the Baltic squadron met and engaged
two British cruisers, under the impression
that they were Japanese, and sank them.
Russian Fleet Sighted.
PARIS, April It}.?The correspondent of
the Petit Journal, at Haifong, French lndo
China. cabling under date of April 15, says:
"I am informed that the Russian fleet,
forty vessels strong, running at twelve
knots and without lights, was sighted in the
seventeenth degree of latitude, steaming in
a northerly direction."
AIM OF THE RUSSIANS.
In the Belief of a Naval Officer They
Are Bound for Port Arthur.
A naval officer, who has been following
tho movements of the Russian and Japa
nese fleets in the far east as well as pos
sible with the meager information avail
able, made the following statement as to
the situation to a Star reporter yesterday
afternoon:
"It seems to me apparent that the Rus
sian admiral is steering for the region of
Port Arthur, where he will be able to in
flict the severest damage to the Japanese
transport and supply vessels, before en
countering the Japanese admiral's fleet.
Thin would be the sensible thing to do.
In fact, if he can destroy the army supply
fleet he will inflict an Irreparable injury to
tho Japanese.
"The Japanese admiral Is probably in the
neighborhood of Port Arthur, for the very
purpose of affording protection to their
transport service, and if any naval battle
is fought it will not be until the Russian
fleet reaches the vicinity of Port Arthur.
"I have always thought that the first
naval battle between the Russian and Jap
anese vessels was so one-sided because of
lack of target practice by the Russians,
and If the Russian admiral has utilized
his opportunities since leaving Russia h's
men should now be able to make success
ful shots and render a better account of
themselves."
SUDDEN DEATH OF CAPT. WOOD.
Remains Conveyed to His Late Home
in Camden, N. J.
Special DUjwtch to The Suui'.ay itar.
NORFOI.K. Va.. Aj-il 15.?The body of
Capt. John II. Wood of the steam yacht
Slarjorie was taken to his home In Camden,
N. J., accompanied by his mother, tonight.
She arrived here yesterday morning for a
visit and to accompany her son on a yacht
for a voyage, for which the yacht was re
fitting here under Capt. Wood's supervision.
He became sick in the afternoon, and died
suddenly this morning. The Marjorie be
longs to Henry W. Savage, the theatrical
manager of New York. Capt. Wood was
thirty-eight years of age.
MAY RETIRE GROSVENOR.
Majority of New County Centrol Com
mittee Against Him.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.
COLUMBUS. Ohio, April 15.?The initial
steps in a movement to retire Gen. Chas.
H. Grosvenor from Congress were taken
In Alliens county today in the republican
primary election Out of thirty-flve mem
bers of the new county central committee
selected thirty-three are anti-Grosvenor.
The committee has power to select the
delegates to the congressional convention
from the county and expects to use it.
With his county against him Gen. Gros
venor cannot hope to win.
IN HIS HUNTING GARB
Head of theGovernmeDt Now
in a Colorado Camp.
PLANS FOR THE HUNT
RENDEZVOUS OF PARTY ON" A
RANCH 23 MILES FROM TOWN.
Secretary Loeb Maintains Headquar
ters at Glenwood Springs?Safety
Precautions Along the Route.
NEW CASTLE, Col., April 15.?President
Roosevelt and his hunting party reached
New Castle, an outfitting point for the
hunting and fishing grounds on the White
river, at 7:50 o'clock today and waited more
than two hours (or official mall that had
been sent to Redstone, where It had been
intended that the seat of government
should be established while the President
was away In the mountains hunting bear
and other game.
The President shook hands with most of
the four hundred citizens of New Castle
after he had been introduced by Mayor
George H. Norrls, who announces on his
card that he does blacksmithlng and wagon
making. The party was photographed,
the President made a brief speech, shook
hands with the train crew and looked over
the specially decorated locomotive that
drew his train from Colorado Springs.
The run to New Castle was pleasant.
Huge bonfires lighted the way during the
night and inhabitants of the towns along
the railroad stayed up until far into the
morning to cheer the President as he pass
ed. Getting up early, the party breakfasted
on fresh mountain trout, while every one
viewed from the car windows the magnifi
cent scenery along the Colorado Midland
railroad.
Near Basalt the first car of the special
train hit a rock that had slid down to the
edge of the track. The only damage done
was the knocking out of a cap of the rear
truck of the car Viceroy.
Wore His Hunting Garb.
When the train pulled into New Castle*
the President, dressed in his shooting
clothes of heavy tan duck, greeted the peo
ple from the rear platform.
He was cheered wildly. After a speech
was made and conventionalities had been
observed the President gave personal su
pervision to his hunting outfit. He un
sheathed his knife and felt its keen edge,
unlimbered his gun and saw that it was in
fine working order and looked over the
horse that had been selected for his ride
to camp. This animal is white, weighing
about 1,100 pounds, and is about 14^4 hands
high. It is said to be one of the surest
footed mountain climbers in Colorado, but
It is not noted for speed. All the horses
selected for the party are built for safe
and hard, rather than fast work.
John GofT, Jake Borah and Brick P.
Wells, guides, in mountain costumes,"
busied themselves in arranging for the
trip. In addition to the President's per
sonal party, which is composed of him
self, Dr. Alexander Lamber of New York
and P. B. Stewart of Colorado Springs, ten
men rode to the hunting camp today. Five
men were already at th? camp with every
thing ready for the comfort of the party
Before starting the President announced
that he was not going to struggle hand to
hand with a grizzly bear or strangle any
mountain lions with his bare hands He
dees not expect to bag a record-breaking
amount of game and will feel satisfied if
he gets one bear during the whole hunt.
His rapid-firing rifle was exhibited with
great pride as a protection he will con
stantly keep between himself and danger.
Plan for Parade Abandoned.
A parade had been planned at New Cas
tle, but it did not take place. It had been
arranged to form a procession led by a
miners' brass band, a caged bear and the
President's party on horseback. This pa
geant was to pass through the village
streets and into the hills, where the bear
was to be turned loose and given fi start
of thirty minutes. The State Humane
Society broke up the plans on the ground
that the bear might return to the village
and harm children, as it had b?en caged
so long that it was vicious. After the
humane society had interfered the captors
of the bear tried to sell it to the Presi
dent's guides, but they said they wotild
take their game wild, as domesticated ani
mals had no attractions for the President.
At 11:15 o'clock the party started frofi
New Castle at an easy canter over the
hills to the permanent camp of the party,
which is situated at East Divide creek, on
Charles Penny's ranch, twenty-three miles
southwest of New Castle. There is about
a foot or snow in that region and bear
tracks were seen there as late as yester
day. When the party had erone out of
sight the President's train was returned
to Glenwood Springs, where Secretary
Loeb Is to have his headquarters.
Speech at New Castle.
In his speech at New Castle the President
said:
"I have always believed in your people I
think that this is srnl'iir to I e r?n
greatest states of the Union, not merely la
its material develoi>!atiu, i,u, i.? k_
citizenship." ^
After special greeting to the Grand Army
men present he continued:
"Now I want to pass to the generation
that is coming on. and congratulate Colo
rado upon what she is doing with her public
schools, upon her whole force of teachers
and upon the steps that are being taken to
train aright the next generation. I believe
in the mines; I believe, as you know, in the
irrigation works; I believe in your stock
ranches, In everything; but the real crop is
the crop of children, for If you get that all
straight the other crops will take care of
themselves in the end. I want to say what
a pleasure it has been to see the way In
which the next generation is being started
out on its life task here in Colorado. I
thank you very, very much for coming here,
and 1 am glad to see you."
The utmost precaution was taken to In
sure the President's safety on his trip over
the Colorado Midland railroad last night.
After the pilot train passed every switch
was spiked a few minutes before the Presi
dent's train arrived. At every bridge and
trestle there was a man on guard, and Gen
eral Manager George W. Vallery had as
many as a dozen men patrolling a single
mile of track where the road creeps along
the edge of precipices.
LOEB AT GLENWOOD SPRINGS.
Headquarters of Seat of Government
Hunting Party Isolated.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., April 13
With some degree of permanency. Secre
tary Loeb has established headquarters at
Glenwood Springs, where he can keep la
frequent communication with President
Roosevelt. A suite of rooms has been taken
at the Hotel Colorado, a summer resort,
which was opened several weeks earlier
than usual in order to accommodate the
presidential party. To this hotel all of the
mail Intended for the President will be ad
PRESIDENT IN TEXAS.
From Stereograph. Copyright, 1905, by Underwood & Underwood, New York.
in the shadow
?pths alamo
dressed for the next five or six weeks Cor
thePohwnCe Whi?h must be a?ended to by
Castle bv W"i be taken to New
castie by a member of the White House
staff and sent by courier to the Charles
SESWSft ,!v,?ere the hunting camp is
situated. But it is not believed much mall
h-l a rece ed that cannot be disposed of
by Secretary Loeb. Therefore
ldent will probably be permitted to enjoy
cares oCfaofflce.WlthOUt botheri'^ with the
It could party 13 about as Isolated as
New castle part ?f Ule United States.
? , castle, while easily accessible on th?
fo0rt0rfor0t^,dland, ra"r0ad' S lUtle com!
fw?n ,? wayfarer at.this time of year
F?% y peak surrounding the village Is cov
?n ^ u snow' and the roads to the south
iTaVdnio^ntnhy?ranCh' a,re hard t0 ^
aaaition the camp la well euarrW
the President^ haS been reserved for
,^resident s pleasure that other hu-t
trSiSS " '"" k " '""'J
'fV'"""?<>?-??
rvr ?ld nc,t hear from him for three
have somithlnLa Unie' as he exPected to
messages '* m?re t0 do than
nfti^P?rS at lhc camp are expected to po
tiles of tnheoar, y tvilIages for supplies, and
taies OT the hunt will be broueht out hv
municatton'the p1'8 iIirnlted means of com
munication the President might remain in
& ITS ^ <">*
lov^nJ1 tlhe Presldent and his party *n
fc h.rlvew.ln the wllds the mem
working staff and other at
taches are preparing to do likewise at
Co orado Springs. They have fo^nd ti e
uniTZ,"/, excellen?- mountain climbing
unexcelled, accommodations perfect eood
SuSt* a"alnable,and Polo games^ In full
hours f(^ recreation W?rk' leaVin* lon*
in!??We,"u]laVe the departments in Wash
thft iw f*1 CaTre ?? governmental affairs
that Secretary Loeb's mail has h^?r? iitrht
ever since starting out. near^ twTwe^s
THE TRIP TO DENVER.
Officials of Road Planned Scenic Tour
on Narrow Gauge.
ai5ERfoEc' C?01" Apr"' 15-The Denver
and Rio Grande railway will bring Pres
' Roosevelt's special train from Glen
*ood Springs to Denver direct when he re
,hi!. hunting trip In May.
must give up letters
IMPORTANT ORDER BY JUSTICE
IN SMITHS' CASE.
ofNtSVORK' ?APrH 15-Jus"ce Gaynor
?. ? P?e C?Urt- Br?okIyn. today Is
sued an order compelling District Attorney
Jerome and Assistant District Attorney
Rand to surrender forthwith all letters and
documents held by them and belonging to
J. Morgan Smith and wife.
The order was Issued by Judge Gaynor at
his house on the ex-parte application of
counsel for the Smiths. It was said tonight
that process servers had been unable to
serve either Mr. Jerome or Mr. Rand today
fhe new trial of "Nan" Patterson on the
charge of murdering "Caesar" Young will
begin Monday. Smith and his wife are in
the Tombs under Indictment charged with
Th?Sfi(?Cy to.extort money from Young
The letters and papers called for in Justice
<?a>nors order were seized at the timi> of
the arrest of the Smiths ln Cincinnati Ask
ed as to his object for securing the letters
counsel for the Smiths said: titers,
"I wish to gain possession of my clients'
propertyJn order the better to be able to
defend them. I do not know what the let
ters contain as Mr. Jerome has refused to
let me see them." ? 10
RESTING COMFORTABLY.
Joseph Jefferson's Condition is Not Re
garded Dangerous.
W EST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 15 _
Joseph Jefferson, the distinguished actor
s resting quite comfortably, tonight He
Th^h'^iirv^^rhis^o^f^r
not at present dangerous. adltlon Is
RICHMOND MATRIMONIAL TRAIN
Annual Orphan Excursion to Washing,
ton?Gretna Green Affair.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.
RICHMOND, Va? April 15, 1905.
Mrs. J. R. Gill of this city Is the superin
tendent of the Male Orphan Asylum an
fnaHtuHnn ntkuu _ J ttn
vii?uun -Asyium an
institution which cares for more than a
hundred orphan boys. She has been In
charge of the asylum for many years and
bTn ?ne of the most succeiful 'man
agers in the country. man
For a number of years Mia i
conducting an Eairter lxcu?i?n"^
city to Washington, and th^year she Is tn
be in charge as usual. It has come to ?
the"matrimonial train," due to
that each year manv nf _
ding men of their choice \ . d"
Uevedh?atm?f/ ?" efih tr,p- bu' it Vb?
thU^ear ? nuWber wiu ?? exceeded
MES. CHADWICK'S BAIL
FULLY EXPECTS RELEASE IN A
WEEK OR TEN DAYS
CLEVELAND, Ohio. April 15.?In an In
terview tills afternoon Mrs. Chadwlck said:
"Arrangements have been made for ball
for my release pending the hearing of the
appeal by the court of appeals. The surety
deposited will be in cash. I fully expect to
be released within a week or ten days at
the outside.
"I have made no plans for the future or
as to where I shall go when released, but
probably will remain in Cleveland most of
the time during the summer or until my
ease is heard by tho higher court. My plans
will depend largely upon the condition of
my health."
About a ysar ago Mrs. Chadwlck was In
jured in a runaway, a small bone in the
left arm being fractured. Her physician
states that the bone has never properly
knitted, and for some time past Mrs. Chad
wick has suffered constantly from the in
Jury. Otherwise her health apparently is
of the best.
WAITING FOR A SIGNAL
THOUSANDS BEADY TO START
REVOLUTION IN TURKEY.
Special Dlfipatcb to The Sunday Star.
BOSTON. Mass., April 15.?Henry Haynie,
the noted foreign correspondent and author
ity on internal jrial politics, writes to this
city that 00,000 Albanians and 80,000 Bul
garians are under arms ready to begin a
campaign against Turkish oppression at a
given signal that is likely to come any
time.
"The Yemen Is on fire," says Haynie,
'"the Hedjas Is plain revolution, and the
authority of the Turkish governors extends
no farther than the walls of their palaces.
The tribes in Mesopotamia and of the
Nedjad are defying the sultan's troops,
those of Palestine will no longer suffer
the Insatiable rapacity of the Turkish gov
ernor ani his subalterns. The tribes of
Syria only recently sent a delegation to
Cairo to solicit Anglo-Egyptian occupation
of their land while the tribes of Alep and
of Zor refused to receive the government
officers and threaten to resort to arms if
they are meddled with."
The national movement has even reached
the larger cities, says Haynie, who has
access to the best of sources for his in
formation in Arabia, Turkey and the Bal
kans.
In Beyrut, Bagdad and Damascus all the
Arabian soldiers are ready to revolt. The
Arabs already have three committees in
Europe and America, with two in Egypt,
as well as secret committees in the prin
cipal cities of Syria and Mesopotamia.
All these at the moment are ready for a
common and final action. The Arabs plan an
Arabian empire, with a proffer of the throne
to a prince of the khedivan family of
Egypt, but with the empire entirely sep
arated from Egypt.
The callfat of universal religion will be
offered to a cherif descendant of the prophet
now consecrated to the work on hand.
NEW PRELATE IN CHINA.
Believed the Pope Will Appoint Italian
to Succeed Bishop Favier.
Special Dispatch to Tbe Sunday Star.
NEW YORK, April 15.?A cablegram from
Rome says: The death at Peking of Bishop
Alphonse Favier will give the pope a long
expected opportunity of appointing an apos
tolic delegate to China who shall not be
French.
During the many years Favier spent in
China he was chief, promoter of French
Influence In the Chinese capital. Practically
the protection of Catholic Interests through
out the Chinese empire devolved upon him
and the French ambassador.
It is the general opinion here that ai
Italian will be made apostolic delegate, an<]
that he will have authority over all Catholic
bishops in China, and whenever matters
arise requiring diplomatic intervention he
will apply to the envoy of the nation to
which a majority of tbe missionaries be
long.
Much pressure Is being put upon the Vati
can to appoint a German, but that la
deemed impossible, as it is feared French
officials might consider it a provocation.
There is no question, however, that the ap
pointment soon to be made will be a blow
to French Influence at the court of Peking,
as the Vatican objects to the French gov
ernment as protector of Catholic missions
after the stand French officials have taken
regarding church and stata.
th^ Reunion o* tnt
Rough kioeqs
TODAY'S STAR
The Sunday Star consists of five parts,
as follows:
Part one?News, 10 pages.
Part two?Editorial, etc., 12 pages.
Part three?Magazine, 20 pages.
Part foui^-Local Magazine, 12 pages.
Part five?Sports, 4 pages.
Also Cut-Out Supplement.
Part One.
Paire.
Russians Surprised 1
President's Trip 1
Chicago Strike 6
Prelate for China 1
Revolution in Turkey 1
Mrs. Chadwick's Bail 1
Equitable Fight 1
Senate Interstate Commerce Commit
tee 2
Beef Trust Inquiry 2
Diplomacy at Paris 2
Oregon Land Frauds 2
Storey Cotton Case 0
M. Witte is 111 ?
Plans of Park Commission 1
Russian Reformers 1
Mount Pelee Active 0
May Retire Grosvenor 1
Explosion In Trenton 2
Must Give Up Smith Letters 1
Standard Oil Investigation 2
Meyer Received In Russia 2
Foreign News, Condensed 3
North Carolina Politics 11
Virginia Happenings 11
News of Maryland 11
Work of Canal Investigation 2
Remains of Russian Ambassador 2
Colleges Draw Color Line 2
Coming Army-Navy Exercises 2
Railway Appliance Exhibit 15
Emmanuel Church Consecration 5
Memorial Day Plans 5
Business Men's Association 5
Public Playgrounds 4
General Wood on the Moros 7
Flood of Immigrants ~
Alexandria Affairs 5
Prisps to Bowlers 10
Washington Shade Trees 10
Make-up of Two Hostile Fleets 10
Georgetown News 4
Real Estate Transfers 3
Court Record 3
The Weather 3
Marriage Licenses 5
Deaths 5
Y. M. C. A. Building Plans 16
High School Notes 7
On the River Front 4
The City Discoverer 15
Union Veteran Union 16
The Curtis Letter 9
Royal Arcanum Building 4
Cartoons of the Week 16
Part Two.
Page.
New Police Manual 1
Real Estate Gosstp 2
National Guard Notes 2
With the Yacht Club3 2
Events of Holy Week 3
Religious Discussion 3
Editorial 4
Short Talks with Visitors 4
The Social World 5
Local Business Men 7
Theater Attractions 8
Finance and Trade 10
Shad Season Flourishes 12
Edwin Lefevre's Wall Street Letter... 11
Dun's Agency Outlook 10
Part Three.
Realism on the Stage, by Clyde Fitch.
The Invisible Enemy, by Max Pemberton.
Historic Houses Preserved, by Bertha.
Knobe.
Souls qn Fire, by Louis Tracy.
Other Good Short Stories.
Part Four.
Black Jack Ketchum, Bandit
Fashions, Fads and Fancies.
In Fashion's Realm
School Gardens
For the Children
Easter in Jerusalem
Pictures by Artists of Life...
The Sailors' School
Ambassadors' Wives
Denizens of the Deep
Misdemeanors of Nancy
Troubles of the Pope
Old Truro Parish
Hot Cross Buns
Part Five.
New Sorks Defeat Nationals...
Chevy Chase Hounds
Golf on Local Links
With the Oarsmen
Buzz-Car Notes .'
Base Ball Outlook
Georgetown Defeats Syracuse..
Races at New York
Penn. Beats Lehigh
Veterans Play Golf
P-ivate Auto Houses
a nerlcan League Games......
National League Games
Georgetown Defeats St. John's
General Sporting New*.....
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APPEAL TO CONGRESS
; Indorsement of Park Commis
? sion's Plans to Be Sought.
STABILITY IS DESIRED
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHI
TECTS FRIENDLY.
Joint Commission of Both Houses Sug
gested as a Solution of
the Matter.
There will he an effort In the next session
of Congress to obtain an indorsement by
that body of the plnns of the park commis
sion and the appointment of a commission
to see that in all future governmental con
struction In this city those plans are car
ried out both In relation to the location of
buildings and the style of architecture to be
adopted.
The President having become convinced
that he could not appoint such a commis
sion, whether the members are to serve
with or without salaries, has adopted the
course of accepting the advice of the men
he appointed on the commission without
according them an official standing. This
has been done as to the location and eleva
tion of the new building for the Depart
ment of Agriculture on the mall. But It 13
now fully recognized that such a location
will be a misfit unless the entire, or prac
tically the entire, plan of the park com
mission in respect to the improvement of
the mall is carried out.
Stability Desired.
It is also realized that in order to avoid
differences of opinion in the future in re
gard to the plans of the commission and
modifications of it, it will be necessary to
give that plan some degree of stability as
a policy of the government. Otherwise
there are likely to be suggested modifica
tions which might be approved by those In
authority at the time, but which in the
opinion of members of the park commission
might be out of harmony with their entire
project. For these reasons It has been de
termined by the advocates of the park
commission plans that a united effort be
made in the next session of Congress either
to have the plans formally adopted as a
policy of Congress or to have a commis
sion authorized for the location of public
buildings which would result In the same |
end.
It is well known that the President ap
proves the plans of the commission as em
bodying a practical project for the beautitt
cation of the nation's capital for all time
to come. If such a commission should be
authorized It Is also well understood that
the President would appoint on it the five
gentlemen he named for the commission
before he concluded that he had no legal
authority for making such appointments.
That commission being composed of men
heartily in favor of the commission's plans,
three of its five members constituting the
park commission itself, is regarded as sure
to act with a single purpose in the execu
tion of the plans.
There has been a good deal of effort to
obtain the sanction of Speaker Cannon to
the plan for the authorization of this com
mission by Congress, us he has in the past
been regarded as the chief opponent to the
commission and its plan. The commission
being a creature of the Senate, its expenses
of $50,000 being paid from the contingent
expenses of the Senate, it was regarded by
many men of the House as having its ex
istence without the least sanction of the
House. whlc>- had nothing to do with it,
except to appropriate money for the Sen
ate with which to pay the bills.
Attitude of the Architects.
The American Institute of Architects, it la
understood, will co-operate earnestly to
bring about this result. The members of
that organization have in the past approved
the plans of the park commission and ha^w
advanced the consideration of those plans
wherever possible. It is believed they will
act as a body in forwarding- them before
Congress next winter. But there will be
a great deal of opposition to any propo
sition which' has for its purpose the com
mitment of Congress to any comprehensive
plan for the improvement of the city. The
committees which have had charge of the
District appropriation bills have endeav
ored at all times to keep within their own
hands the power to control the public
buildings that are to be erected and to dic
tate from, time to time exactly what is to
j be done, both in the choice of a style of
i architecture and in the location of the
buildings.
Joint Commission Suggested.
That feeling is so strong in Congress that
' a suggestion has been made that at the
next session a joint commission of the two
houses be appointed to control a!l matters
directly connected with the location and
; construction of public buildings. Such a
plan would be objectionable as it vould
in a measure take from the executive de
partments a part of the authority that in
the past has been delegated to them. But
the houses have been so well pleased with
the success of the committees that have had
charge of the construction of the two
office buildings that the sentiment for the
supervision uy a congressional committee
I of such work in the District has grown in
favor. Congress generally proposes to dic
' tate in a general way what shall be done
j in respect to the buildings for which it
I appropriates. But it has generally left with
| the executive departments the task of see
, ing that Its suggestions are carried out.
The suggestion for a joint committee to
have charge of such work is likely to be
discussed next winter when this entire mat
j ter comes up for consideration. At that
time the park commission's plans will be
debated and the entire matter of the Im
provement of the District is likely to be
gone over very fully as it t srsonally in
terests a very large number of senators
and representatives.
SAGE OF VALE SUMMIT DEAD.
Born in Scotland ? A Piojueer of Al
legany.
Special Dispatch to The Suiuluy Star.
CUMBERLAND, jkd., April 15. ? Capt.
Thomas Brown, known as the "Sage of
Vale Summit" and former state mining in
spector, died at his home in Vale Summit
yesterday afternoon, aged seventy- ight
years. Ha had teen ill for some months.
He was a poet and a frequent contributor
to newspapers.
Born in Scotland, he came to America
when quite young, and reached Allegany,
where coiU was then being hauled to Cum
berland In wagons. He was an expert in
coal-mining matters, and he Was a pioneer
in the development of the George's creek
field. With others he took the contract
to driye the slope for what has since been
known as the Hoffman mine, operated by
the Consolidation Coal Company.
He was a'Wan of advanced thought. He
leaves two sons, Adam Brown of Frost
burg and Peter Brown of Vale Summit, and
one daughter, Miss Christian Brown of Vale
Summit.
James H. Hyde Replies to
Equitable Charges.
OPEN LETTER TO FRICK
DEFINES HIS RELATIONS TO THB
INSURANCE COMPANY.
Explains the Syndicate Transaction#
and Declares He N^ver Profited
by Use of the Funds.
NEW YORK, April 15.?James H. Hyde
sent the following: letter today:
"NEW YORK, April 15, 1905.
"H. C. Frlck. esq., chairman of Investigat
ing committee of the Equitable Eifo As
surance Society.
"Pear Sir: Your committee has enjoined
me and all the officers or the society from
discussing in the public press matters cov
ered by your "proposed Investigation, and
It has been impressed upon all of us that
the dally publication of scandal ma. grave
ly Injure the society's business. 1 have ab
solutely kept faith in this matter, but 1 will
no longer suffer the concessions which I
have made for the benefit of the policy
holders and the society, and the steps which
I have voluntarily taken, to be misrepre
sented and distorted in the public press by
those who have not kept faith, and who
will never keep faith.
"This morning's papers contained certain
statements about me which are designedly
misleading and essentially false. I, there
fore, propose to make the facts known.
They are as follows:
"At the outset of the present Equitable
controversy 1 was charged with having
been a party to .various underwriting syn
dicates known as "Jami s H. Hyde and as
sociates,' where participations had been
taken and where, it was claimed that the
underwriters had made a profit by use ot
the funds of the Equitable society.
Never Profited by Use of Funds.
"No such profit had, in fact, been made
by the use of the funds of the Equitable,
but there had been a syndicate known as
'James H. Hyde and Associates,' including
James W. Alexander, president of the so
ciety (whose participation was always equal
to my own), and this syndicate had been
underwriters of a number of banking is
sues of securities, and the Equitabel So
ciety purchased In some instances. In the
ordinary course of business, securities which
had been underwritten by this syndicate.
"At the outset of this controversy Mr.
James YV\ Alexander and 1 were both ad
vised by counsel that as to any such syn
dicate transactions in which any officers of
the Equitable Society had been interested,
a full statement shoudl be made up ana
laid before the board of directors, juid
whatever law and conscience required
against t*"*m should be done by the omcer?
^oncerne* , . A, .
"Following the advice above referred to.
I examined all these syndicate transactions
and deposited my cheque for Wl.446.92 with
the treasurer of the society as trustee. This
amount represented my entire profits from
syndicate transactions of the character
above mentioned, with 6 per cent interest
up to the date of such deposit.
Statement Accompanied Deposit.
"This deposit was accompanied by the
statement that I made it because 1 pre
ferred to have any question about thifc mat
ter settled with the money under the con
trol of the society and that this deposit was
made for the benefit of the society. If the
board of directors thought the money should
be retained by itr or returned to me if it
should be determined that 1 was entitled to
I ..in other words this money was deposited,
to be disposed of as the propriety of these
I transactions might be finally determined. I
I made no restitution. I admitted no wrong
doing. I admit nope now. I merely put
the society in the position to make itself
good so far as I was concerned, if It should
i be determined by proper authority
transactions of mine, innocently made,
made with the sanction of universal prece
dent, made with the approval and following
the example of the president of the society,
made without the concealment of any facts,
and made without intent to injure the so
ciety and with no such injury as the re
sult raised a situation either technically or
substantially entitling the society to profits
which I supposed and now believe were
legitimately mine.
Deliberately Misconstrued.
"My concessions have been deliberately
misconstrued, my silence has been mlsrep- ^
resented, and the self-seeking persons who
have prepared the present trouble and who,
masking as friends of the policy-holders,
are striving to deprlvo me of my property
and to secure for themselves continued con
trol of the society, persist in violating faith
and in publishing and conniving at the pub
lication of attaeks on me. supported by gar
bled extracts from the records of the so
ciety. including the correspondence of the
president, to which these persons have or
are given access.
"I shall do all in my power to carry out
the amended charter of giving the policy
holders the selecting of the majority of the
board. Beyond this I will make this fur
ther concession from my legal rights, and I
shall defend as well as 1 may the tights
which 1 have reserved.
"You shall have my earnest co-operation
In making vour investigation searching and
its results full and honest. But you must
protect me from these infamous daily at
tacks in the newspapers or put me at liberty
to make my own defense in my own way.
"I have to request that you cause this
communication to be published, otherwise
1 shall be compelled to secure its publica
tion. I am
"Very respectfully.
"JAMES H. HYDE."
ALEXANDER'S STATEMENT.
Declares Hyde's Story Relating to Him
is Untrue.
NEW YORK, April 15.?President James
W Alexander of the Equitable I.lfe As
surance Society .when shown the letter of
Mr. Hyde at his home tonight, gave out
the following answer in writing:
"Mr. Hyde's statement on the subject of
alleged syndicate participations by me Is
untrue. On receipt a few weeks ago of a
letter from Mr. Hyde accompanying the
checks to which he reters, I stated to him
that the matter was one that ought to l>e
fully sifted, and I requested that I be fur
nished at once with a complete statement
from him on the subject. This request has
not yet been complied with. No disclosures
as to M?. Hyde's acts have got into print
through me.
"I may say Aat many statements In
tended to be injurious to me have been
given to the press by those interested in
defeating the movement set in motion by
me for tbe benefit of the policy holders.
These statements I have traced to press
bureaus identified with Mr. Hyde, but I
have preferred to suffer these baseless at
tacks upon my conduct and motives rather
than resort to such methods In a contest
for principles which I regard as vital and
in the discharge of duties which are more
grave and onerous than any which I ha*?
ever been compelled to perform."

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