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SOFT COAL CONFERENCE ADJOURNS UNTIL TO-DAY jioimsa approaching an AGREEMENT ON A WAGE SCALE. felltchcll Opens Discussion After Joint Coniniltttee's Report of Inability to Reach a Settlement Declares He Ex nected Some Pronosltlon from the Operators Thinks They Should Ei plain Their Position in View of Fact That One Large Producing State Ha Agreed to the Seale Asked. Indianapolis, March 27. The joint ecale committee of the bituminous coal operators of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and western Pennsylvania to-day reported a disagreement to the joint conference of the central competltlvedistrict, and after a session of three hours the con ference adjourned to meet to-morro morning at 9 o'clock. The discussions and arguments pre sented during the afternoon established the fact that, so far as indications can Idetermlne, the opposing sides are no nearer to a wage agreement than they were in January, when the first confer ence was held. The present wage scale will expire Saturday, and , unless agreement is reached before its expira tion 225,000 miners in the four states will be called from the mines. President Mitchell, of the miners, opened the discussion In the joint con ference, after there had been a silence of ten minutes, during which each side was waiting for the other to make the first move. He said: "Mr. Chairman It was my expecta tion when we convened here this after noon that some proposition looking to an adjustment of our difficulties would toe submitted by the operators. It is ' evident that they have not agreed among themselves to submit, for the consideration of this convention, any proposition looking to an adjustment o our relations. Every one here who has heard the report read by the secretary of the joint scale committee will know that the miners' parties to that joint ecale conference have gone out of their way, have even assumed authority not vested In them by the miners' conven tion, to meet the grave and full respon sibilities placed on them, not only as miners, but as countrymen and citizens, by the request and the suggestion of the president of our country. And it will become evident, from the votes re ported here by at least four of the states, who must, and who rightfully shall, assume the responsibility for disagreement If no settlement Is re ported. "One state, one large producing state, has come in here and voted for a restor ation of the wage scale of 1903. That state has not only voted its entire pro duction, but it has announced In add! tion thereto the Intention to vote its mines in Ohio and in Illinois In favor of an Increase in wages. It seems to me that, instead of sitting quietly, the gentlemen from the operators' side ought to say something in defense of their position. And accepting all the responsibilities that may come to me personally, without consultation with the gentlemen who employ me, I want to offer for the consideration of this convention a motion that as a basis of settlement there be a restoration of the scale, the mining scale and the day wage scale and the dead-work scale of 1903." J. H. Winder, chairman of the opera tors, offered as a substitute a motion to adopt the present scale, with all condi tions existing at the time of its ad-op- tion, with the mining rate at Danville, 111., for a base, and to include all cost of shooting, loading, timbering and in spection of shots. After a number of speeches by prom inent exponents of each side Phil Penn, of the Indiana operators, In a speech suggested the settlement of the differ ences by arbitration. He outlined no definite plan, however, and his sugges tion was not further discussed. An adjournment until to-morrow was taken without a vote on any proposl tion having been taken during the aft ernoon. IIOPPE DEFEATS SLOSSON. World's Nincteen-Year-Old Billiard Champlou Outpoints Veternn. , New York, March 27. Willie Hoppe, the nineteen-year-old champion billiard player of the world, successfully de fended his title, which he won from .Vignaux in Paris three month" ago, by defeating George Slosson, the veteran player of this city, to-night. . The final score was BOO to 392 in favor of Hoppe, Who, In addition to retaining the cham pionship trophy, won a side bet of $500 and the net gate receipts, which will amount to over $5,000. Most of the well-known amateur and professional billiard players in the east ern states saw the game, which from the outset was somewhat disappointing, as neither of the contestants played up to the form which they showed In their practice exhibitions. Young Hoppe, however, proved to be Blosson's master after the twelfth inn ing, and seemed to be the coolest and most unconcerned -person in the big hall. Death Penalty for Strikers. Chita, East Siberia, March 27. A court-martial here to-day sentenced to Ideath thirteen postal officials who par ticipated in the recent strike. Gardner imd Doherty Draw. Milwaukee, March 2". Jimmy Gard ner, of Lowell, and Jack Dougherty, of Milwaukee, fought eight rounds to a draw at the Badger A. C. to-night, PRICE TWO CENTS. $2,000,000 FROM CAIINEGIE. Given in Addition to Other Gifts to maintain Carnegie Schools. Pittsburg, March 27. It was announc ed in this city to-night that Andrew Carnegie had given two millions of dol lars, in addition to previous gifts, for the maintenance of the Carnegie tech nical schools. The gift was made through a special committee of the trustees of the technical schools which visited Mr. Carnegie at Hot Springs, Va. Mr. Carnegie has already given upwards of a million, and this latest proffer is in the form of United States Steel 5 per cent, bonds. None of it is to be used for the erec tion of buildings. It was iflso announc ed that Mr. Carnegie expressed a de sire that the Margaret Morrison Carne gie School for Women be completed as soon as possible, and assured the com mittee that he would meet the expense. It is expected the technical schools will cost about five million dollars when completed. HIGH LICENSE IN OHIO. Tax Raised front $350 to- $1,000 Amid Scenes of Excitement. Columbus, O., March 27. Amid scenes of excitement almost unprecedented in Ohio legislative procedure, the senate this afternoon passed the Aiken house bill Increasing the saloon tax frftm $350 to $1,000, and sealed its action by voting down a motion to reconsider. The .lobbies of the senate chamber were packed to suffocation by specta tors long before the hour for the senate to convene. The Aiken bill will go into effect im mediately upon being signed by the governor, or within ten days, should it not be signed or vetoed. The brewers claim the bill will drive salf the saloons of Ohio, or about six thousand, out of business. 20,000-TON BATTLESHIP, TO COST $6,000,000 WITHOUT ARMOR OR ARMA3IENT. House Naval Committee Favors Recent Recommendation of Secretary of Navy Present Largest Ships 10,000 Tons Building Program Three Tor pedo Bout Destroyers and $1,000,000 for Submarine Boats. Washington, March 27,- The house committee on naval affairs decided to day to report a building programme for new ships in the navy as follows: One battleship, to cost, exclusive of armor and armament, $8,000,000, the ship to be of the large type, the tonnage to be de termined by the secretary of the navy; three torpedo-boat destroyers, to cost $750,000 each, and $1,000,000 to be ex pended by the secretary of the navy for submarine boats In his discretion. The naval bill will carry a total of $99,750,000. The current law aggregates $103,000,000. In reaching its decision regarding the size of the proposed new battleship the committee favored the recommendation, recently made by the secretary of the navy, that the ship be of 19,400 tons dis placement. This recommendation, how ever, was not incorporated in the bill, the matter being left with the secre tary. At the suggestion of Representative Cousins, of Iowa, private shipbuilding firms are to be asked to submit plans for the new ships, to be used, in con nection with the plans of naval con structors, in determining the features to be incorporated in the structure. The Idea of the committee Is to have the largest Ship practicable constructed The amount appropriated is regarded as sufficient to cover the cost of a twenty-thousand-ton ship. The sixteen thousand-ton ships, which at present are the largest of the navy, cost, ex clusive of armor and) armament, $4,400, 000. The committee placed an item of $100,000 in the bill for the repair of the old ship Constitution. The Idea is that with this amount, while the ship can not be rebuilt, It can be placed In shape to be anchored at some navy yard, to be designated, convenient for inspec tion by the public, the same as is now the case with Nelson's old flagship Vic tory at the Portsmouth navy yard. IL A MES BREAK OUT AN E W. Short Circuit Among Electric Wires Caused Fire on' Plymouth. 'Newport, R. I., March 27 Flames burst afresh rrom the hull of the Plymouth late this afternoon and the boat was towed to a point between two piers from which the employes of the line directed two streams of water. The ruins were smouldering to-night, hut there was no danger of further damage. It was reported to-night that the fire was due to a short circuit among the electric light wires on the Plymouth. Harmony Entertainment. The entertainment given by Harmony lodge, No. 5, I. O. O. F., to its friends last everning proved most enjoyable. Tnere was a large gathering of mem bers and friends and the programme was carried out most successfully. New Japanese Tariff. Tokio, March 27 The new customs tariff passed the diet to-day with slight amendments. The average rate of duty is 13 per cent. The -bill is decidedly protective and retaliatory.. NEW HAVEN, GREAT FIRE SWEEPS Iff AT THREE O'CLOCK THIS MORN 1NG LOSS NEARLY A MILLION. lames Still Spreading Some Time After That Twelve Fire Companies of the City Inadequate .to Stem the Flames Town in Durkness Owing to the Burning Out of the Electric Light Wires Devastation Almost Rivalling That of Great Flood. Johnstown, Pa., March 28. With monetary loss that at 3 o'clock this morning is estimated at nearly a mil lion, one fireman killed and several se riously hurt by falling walls, Johnston- is theratened this morning with devas tation tnat almost rivals that of the great flood. The fire broke out at 12:30 o'clock in the center of the business sec tion, and has been spreading for three hours. The twelve fire companies are power less to check the blaze, and help may be summoned from Altoona. The town Is without electric lights, the wires hav- ing been burned out, and the fight against the fire is further handicapped by constantly-bursting hose. the fire started, from an unknown cause, in the hardware establishment of Swank & Co., and spread rapidly to the buildings adjoining at either side. ' At 3:15 o'clock the fire was not yet under control. At 3:30 the chief of the fire depart ment announced that the fire was un der control. EIGHT CARS FALL INTO RIVER. Bad Accident on Litchfield Branch Bridge Broken. Danbury, March 27. An accident that will probably' delay traffic for at least two days occurred on the Litchfield brancth of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad this afternoon. A. freight train of twenty cars was passing over the Housatonic river five miles north of Hawleyvllle when a car in the middle of the train jumped the track, breaking the bridge and carry ing eight cars Into the river. Fortu nately none of the trainmen were on these cars, therefore no one was injur ed. It was announced to-night that no tickets would be sold for points on the Litchfield branch north of Roxbury un til further notice. Persons wishing to go to such points will have to go by way or Torrington or Waterbury. COLLISION ON CENTRAL N. E. Passenger Crashes Into Rear End of Freight nt New Hartford. New Hartford, March 27. Passenger train No. 28 on the Central New Eng land raMi;oad, collided with the rear end of lecal freight train No. 36 here this afternoon. The pilot tf ttie passen ger engine was smashed and the ca boose of the freight train badlv dam- aged. The occupants of the passenger train were shaken up, but no one wag injured. At the time of the accident, me nagman rrom the freight, it is said was only two car lenghts awav from ims 'tram, i lie passenger was in charge or uonciuctor David Charlton, and En gineer jotm HoTeomib, both of Win sted. Conductor Hooker and Engineer Toomey, both of Hartford. Were In charge of the freight train. - FXI'ORT OF ELECTRICITY. Canadian Policy to Limit That From Niagara Falls. utiawa, unt., March 27. A federal policy for water power, which will pre vent the export of energy developed at Niagara Falls to an extent to starve Canadian Industries has been announo. ed in the house by Minister of Public works Hyraan. Mr. Hyman said there was no doubt of a federal control over the export of electric power. The gov AnmM-. 4 V. C 1.1.. 3 oiiiiiicui. jiau iiiBicLuro lain aown a policy to govern their course, several applications being now before them. Right to export power would only be granted subject to revocation at short notice and the companies would e subject to such rules and regulations as the government saw fit to impose. Ac tion would also be taken to prevent spoliation of the scenic beauty of the falls. Blemorlnl Service to General Wheeler. Atlanta, Gas., March 27. The memo rial exercises in honor of General Joseph Wheeler were held here t'o-day, representatives of tihe veterans of the civil war and the Spanish-American war uniting tj do him honor. Guests In Danleison. Danielson, March 27. Governor Hen ry Roberts was the chief guest of honor at the banquet of the Danielson board of trade here to-night. Other Invited guests were Judge Edwin B. Gager of Derby, A. J. Olds of Hartford and I A. Coggswell of New Haven. CONN., WEDNESDAY AMERICAN ItSURANCE ABROAD English Select Committee to Consider Important Question. London, March 27. The Earl of Gra nard (liberal), in behalf of the board of trade, replying in the house of lords to day to the Earl of Onslow (conserva tive), who on March 9 gave notice of his intention to ask the government whether, in view of the disclosures made regarding certain American in surance companies, it intended to com pel foreign companies doing business in Great Britain to keep in this country a sufficient proportion of their securities to cover the claims of British policy holders, said the government would ap point a select committee to consider the question. RUSSIAN IMMIGRATION. That for America Via. Copenhagen in Full Swing. Copenhagen, March 27. Russian emi gration to America by way of Copen hagen, is in full swing and constantly increasing. Last week 1,800. emigrants sailed. The United Steamship compan ies' advices from its agems at Libau, Russia, say that the company may ex pect a weekly average by way of Co penhagen of 2,000 emigrants during toe coming spring, in addition to a large traffic via the German ports. PARTINGTHRUST AT OIL MEN MADE AT CLOSE OF TESTIMONY IN NEW YORK. Missouri's Attorney General's I... Move the Introduction of Testimony Showing Difficulties Attending Serv ing of Subpoenas Every Effort to Secure J. D. Rockefeller's Testimony but In Vain. New York, March 27. The taking of Itiestimony in this city in the proceed ings rorougnt -by the threats of Missouri to oust from that commonwealth the Standard Oil company of Indiana, the Waters-Pierce Oil company ami thn Republic Oil company, on the ground mini mey constitute a combination in constraint of trade, was ended to-day. Attorney-General Ha'djey of .Missouri, who has been present during the most of the time since the local inquest be gan, announced that with to-day's ad journment the New York proceedings were ended. He instructed Commis sioner Sanborn, before whom the wit nesses testified; to send a certified copy of the testimony -to the supreme court of Missouri, where it will become a pari or the record in the state's case. Practically the last move Mr. Hnrlev made in the case was to introduce tes timony showing the difficulties under which subpoenas were served on must of the witnesses who - are in any. way connected witn the Standard Oil Com pany. lie put m the record the . fact thattvery effort has been made in vain w secure tne itestlmonv nf Jnhn n xtocKoiener. li'a introduced conies of letters written to attornys of the Si an dard Oil requesting that officers of the company accept service. The reamst appnea to John D. Rockefeller along with several others. During the exam ination of the subpoena server, counsel for the defendant companies brought out that the man had received money irrom newspapers for stories of his ex perience in trying to serve some of the Standard Oil men. Counsel declared these facts were brought out "to show there has been a lot of grand-standine and advertising about this, and a lot of sensationalism." ' The only sensationalism there has been in this case has befn the sensa tional attempts of these witnesses to wade service of subpoenas." redled Attorney-Genera! Hadiey, GAS COMPANIES TAKE APPEAL. New York Corporations to Vlnhi Eighty-Cent Order. Albany, March 27. The Consolidated Gas company and the other companies in New York city affected by the order of the state commission of gas and elec tricity fixing the price of 'gas to be charged after May 1 at eighty cents a thousand feet to-day served upon the commission and upon Attorney-General Mayer notices of appeal to the appellate division, first department. The com panies serving notice that they will participate in the appeal are the Con solidated Gas company, Central Union Gas company, Northern Union Gas company, Standard Gas Light company. New Amsterdam Gas company and the New York Mutual Gas Light company. of New York. GREAT GIFT TO 1USKAGEE. arge Estate Goes to Institute on Death of Widow. New York, Feb. 27.-The gift of $665,- 000 will accrue finally to Tuskegee In stitute. Alabama, by ttie will of the late Andrew T. Dotger, the retired mer chant of this city, who died two months .go at his home, .South Orange, N. J. By the terms of Mr. Dotger's will the residue of the estate, after all his foe quests are paid, will go to Tuskegee at the death tof his widow. The absolute alue of tt-.e estate Is unknown, but to day the appraisers filed the Inventory of the personal property proving it to be worth $994,932. Poll Enters Scrnnton. A telegram from S- Z. Poll, received in this city last night, stated that he had bought the site of a Scranton, Pa., theatre for a consideration of some thing like $80,000, and was to erect thereon at once, after demolishing the old theatre, a new play-house to cost in the neighborhood of f2cO,000, MARCH S8, 1906. AMERICAN DELEGATES SHOWERED WITH THEM AT AL- GECIRAS FOR "SAGACIOUS INTERVENTION." I heir Action In Taking Initiative- at Right Time Assures Solution of the Last Remaining Difficulty French and German Delegates Occupying To. tally Opposed Positions When Am- nnssaaor White Steps Into Breach W'ith American Proposition, AJgecIras, Spain, March 27. Ambas- sador White and the rest of the Amer ican delegation to the conference on Moroccan reforms were showered with compliments to-day for what Is regard ea as their sagacious intervention, which has assured a solution of the last remaining serious difficulty of the con ference and a final settlement of one of the most delicate and complicated ques tions ever brought before the confer ence for decision. Austria's police proposal vesterdav left the German and French delegates sun occupying a totally opposed stand point relative to police inspection. . Mr. White, seeing the danger of disagree ment, took the initiative In an attempt to save tne situation. He and his col leagues drew up a fresh scheme, laying down the proposition that the inspector shall report simultaneously to both the sultan and the diplomatic corps at Tan gier, the latter having authority to or der inquiries into the working of the Franco-Spanish police scheme, thus guaranteeing the carrying out of the conference's decision and safeguarding foreign Interests and commercial trans actions. The diplomatic corps, after in forming the sultan, may also at any time order the inspector into inquire and report should any Interested gov ernment present a complaint. Before presenting this plan to the committee Mr. White approached the principal delegates. The British, Ital ian and Russian delegates unhesita tingly approved the proposal and prom ised it their full support. Mr. White then conferred successively with the French and German delegates, who agreed, as to the practicability of the idea and consented to submit the scheme to their respective governments, whose concurrence they consider to be virtually certain. In the meantime the committee incor porated the scheme in their proposition for presentation to the full conference, which later adopted it provisionally whilst awaiting the French govern ment's ratification, which the delegates do not doubt will ibe. accorded. TVie effect on tho conference of the acceptance of the American suggestion was immediately noticeable.. A change came over tne hitherto strictly diplo matic relations of the French and Ger man delegates, and they were photo- grapnea together on the hotel veranda. One of the neutral delegates present at the moment remarked: "That photo graph constitutes the first signature of accord. The successful action of the American delegates has made certain the speedy end of the labors of the conference. N'o- one now forsees the slightest obstacle to final accord. The allotment of ex ports is not excepted to cause trouble ThS Russian delegates are preparing a proposition ?egardlng this matter whictn It is believed, will foe acceptable. The bank question also is capable of easy arrangement. The conference has decided to hold its next plenary sitting on Thursday. In the interim the committee will meet several times in the endeavor to con elude the settlement of details this week. The drawing up and copying of the report is expected to take another week. OVER MILLION . UFfERERS. Figures Showing Extent of Famine In Japan. Tokio, March 27. The latest statis tics procurable from the three prefec tures roost heavily affected by the fam ine are as follows: Fukushlma A complete failure of the crops over two-thirds of the whole cultivated area.The sufferers number 483,588 out of a total population of 1, 170.958. Mlyago A complete crop failure af fects nearly the -whole cultivated area. The sufferers numbtr 2R4.S6 out of a population of 889,782. lwate A total failure of crops over nearly two-thirds of the whole cultiva ted area. The sufferers nuner 190.492 out of a population of 749.927. The suffersrs here mfntloned are only those requiring immediate relief in the matter of food and clothing. The olfier prefectures are also more or less af fected. The total number of sufferers calling for aid exceeds one million. As sistance, both private aid official, Is active, but entirely Inadequate to the necessities of the occasion. PRESERVATIOS OF MAGARA. President Sends Message to Congress on the Subject. Washington, March 27. In submit ting to the senate and the house of rep resentatives the report of the American members of the International Water ways commission, regarding the pres ervation of Niagara Falls, President Roosevelt sent to-day a recommenda tion that a law be enacted along the lines of the recommendations of the re port. The report of the Commission has been published. $175,000 Fire In Anbnrn, N. Y. Auburn, N. Y., March 27. Fire to night destroyed two. of the finest busi ness blocks in this -city, with a loss of $175,000. TIEE CABBINGTOK PUBLISHING CO. GERMAN NAVAL INCREASE. Favored by AH Political Parties Except the Socialists. -.ernn, March 27.-During the debate ou the naval bill, in the Reichstag to. day, Herr Spaha, the center party lead- , wrmeny vice president of 4.he relch stag, supported the eovernment w, said Germany had to reckon on the neets or trance and Great Britain be ing arrayed against Germany's Increas ing fleet, adding: "We hope for and must attain the point that the enemy will have to con sider whether it would' be wise to attack uermany or wot. Parliament ought to ttLuepi me Din without hesitation." Baron von Richthofen. conservative. said the nation was convinced of the necessity for a Gorman fleet. , It was impossible to have a colonial policy un less supported by a fleet. The admiralty secretary, Admiral von nrpitz, said he beheved the naval pro gramme would Only make the German neet equal to that of France. All the political parties except the socialist expressed themselves in favor or une naval bill. FOR ACCEPTING REBATES. First Case Under the Elkins Law on Trial. Philadelphia, March 27. Members of ttie firm of It D. Woqd & Co., iron manufacturers, with plants at Florence, JN. and Emau.s Pa,, were placed on trial in the United States court here t'o-day charged with accepting rebates rrom the Great Northern Railway com. pany and the Mutual Transit company on shipments to Winnipeg. The amount of the rebates was $1,230.50. This is the first rebate case to come vo trial in this country under the Elkins anti-rebate law. The defendants, Is convicted, are liable to a fine of $ 000. FARE IN PENNIES- FIGHT! COLVBMBIA STUDENT PUNCHES AN INSOLENT CONDUCTOR. New Yorkers Evidently Getting Back at Company for an Unpopular Trans fer Rule Magistrate Fines the Stu dent for Taking law Into Ills Own Hands but Scores the Road His Own Daughter Threatened by a Conductor mat ane would be Put Off If She Gave Pennies Again.. ' New York, March 27. On the charge of assaulting the conductor of a Lsnox and Columbus avehue car, at One Hun dred' and Nineteeri'th street, last night, in an argument cjver far and trans fers, John Ryan, itwenty-four years old, a Columbia university student, was ar raigned in the, Harlem Police court to day, before Magistrate Crane. After taking occasion to denounce the new transfer rule of the company, requiring passengers to ask for transfers at -the time they pay their fare, Maglstiate Crane fined Ityan three dollars on the assault charge. "I boarded the oar at One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street," said Ryan, "and offered the conductor five pennies lor my fare. The conductor said, inso lently, that he had no dishparl in which to collect fares. "I held out the pennies to drop them in his hand, and when I dropped them he drew his hand away, and three pen nies fell on the floor. When I asked for a transfer he refused to give me on until I picked up the pennies. Then I admit that I struck him and knocked him down." 'me conductor, Thomas O'BHen, of No. 1611 Lexington avenue, said that the defendant had offered him tout three pennies. "I am more inclined to agree with the defendant-?" said Magistrate Crare, "after the story my little girl told me 'the other night. My little girl boarded a car with a companion, and offered ten pennies for their fares. The con ductor at first refused to take the pen nies, Unit finally did so, with the threat that if my daughter ever offered him pennies again she woul'd be put off the car." "I wish we could find that' man," said the company's counsel; "he would cer tainly be punished." "I do, too," said the magistrate. "Your new transfer rule," he told the lawyer, "works great hardship and in justice. The company should not re fuse a transfer at any time. "It's a bad rule," continued the mag istrate, "and you will have more trou ble over it. Besides, a rule of your company is not a law. Your company cannot make rules that enrbarrass the public, upon which you are dependent for your profits. "The tendency of corporations is to take all they can, until they are held up. Any rule of the railway company that causes hardship even In only one case should be abrogated." Magistrate Crane then fined Ryan ithres dollars, advising him never to take the law In his own hands. Ryan paid his fine. Duke Divorce Case. March 27. Counsel New York, March 27. Counsel for Mrs. Alice Wetcb Duke, in the supreme court to-day announced that ,in ac cordance w'ith Ills agreement he would not oppose the taking of an inquest and the granting of a decree in the suit for divorce .brought against her by Brodie L. Duke. He said, however, that at a later date he might move to reopen the case. Cheap Colonist Rates Through Snnny South and California Via Washington-Sunset route, without change from Washington, berth $8.50. Offices Southern Railway, 228, and So. Pacific, 170 Washington street, Boston, CORTELYOU AND BLISS WILL HAVE TO TESTIFF JOHN DOE PROCEEDINGS TO TEST LEGALITY OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS. Blank Subpoenas Issued nt Request ol District Attorney Jerome to be Served on Insurance Men and Others Concerned in Making, Receiving or Soliciting Insurance Contributions Every Effort to be Made to Get Pro ceedings Under Way To-day. New York, March 27-Distrlct Attor ney Jerome to-day appeared, be&re Magistrate Moss ln the Tombs police court and applied for warrants to be used in testing the legality of the con tributions of insurance companies, funds to political campaign cormrnt tees. The names of no person or per sons were mentioned at the time. After listening to Mr. Jerome, Magistral Moss stated that .before he would issue any warrants in the matter, evidence would have to be presented that a HFimfv,; had been committed. To estab sh this evidence Mr. Jerome asked for to issuance of a nu-mher ., In Wank to ibe used in "John Doe" pro ceedings before a magistrate. Late in the day these subpoeans were issued It was said at the fiistrtnt. J.. office that every effort would -be made to get the proceedings under way to morrow. All the evidence at the dis posal of the district attorney, Jt wa3 stated, would be presented to the court and then it would remain with the magistrate as to whether or not war rants should be issued. In taking tals action tn.o,, Jerome is carrying out the policy he announced (before Justice 0-SulIvanf. in the court of special sessions last Fri day when he defended the opinion he had previously rendered that there had 'been no crime committed In connection with the campaign contributions. Jus tice O'Suiiivan ruled. howevn .tw ,r it could be shown tere was an intent to defraud the rightful owners- of the- Fiupc.Ly, u was tor the, grand jury to say. whether or not the case wn of larceny. He so Instructed the grand Jury and urged the grand jurors to fearlessly investigate the matter and not to seek shetter in the face of an un pleasant duty. Mr. Jerome asked Jus tice O'Suiiivan if he would not, sitting as a magistrate, issue a warrant for the arrest of, George W. Perkins, former vice president of the New York IM"- ' surance company, in order m. of habeas .corpus might be obtained and the matter taken at once to the highest court. Mr. Jerome also sug gested that if contributing to campaign committees -by officers of the insurance companies constituted larceny, the mat ter involved Chairman ieorge B. Cor, telyou and Treasurer Cornelius N. Bliss or tne republican .national campaign committee, in a matter of receiving stolen goods. Justice O'Suiiivan declined to act- in the case saying ithere were plenty of magisterial courts before which the matter, could be placed and the war rants secured. Before Magistrate Moss issued fh blank subpoenas requested ibv District Attorney Jerome to-day, he examined Darwin p. Kingsley, vice president of the New York Life Insurance company. who appeared before him. Edmund D. Randolph, treasurer, and several em. ployes of the New York Life, were ex amined in tfte district attorney's office' this afternoon. It was stated to-nlfi-ht that Mr. Perkins has agreed to appear at the proceedings to-morrow. It was leanned to-day that the grand ury has not asked District Attornev Jerome for any more evidence in the in surance cases beyond what he furnished' the jury several days ago. District Attorney Jerome reported tv Judge O'Suiiivan to-day that each member of the grand Jury has received a telegram from a New York newspaper inquiring whether the jurymen intend to 'be guided in investigating the 1n-' surance matters by the advice of O'Sui iivan or by that of District Attorney Jerome. Mr. Jerome declared that' he had no interest in the matter bud thought the judge might wa.nt to charge the jury on it. The judge re plied that the matter was absolutely out of the pale of court jurisdiction and Mr. Jerome left the court room. ,v $75,000 FOR GTPST MOTH. Appropriated by Bay State to Extern minate Fest. Boston, March 27. A bill providing for the appointment; of a single com missioner to take the places of tho Hhree savings bank commissioners now in office, was passed by the Massachu setts legislature to-day.It is expected that Governor Guild will name the new bank commissioner to-morrow. The house also passed without debate ftie gypsy moth .bill, bearing the. appro priation of $75,000 for the extermination of the pest In this state. Decision Reserved in R. A. Case. Boston, March 27. Arguments in the case of Stephen W. Reynolds and oth ers against the supreme council of the Royal Arcanum, to set aside the new table of rates adopted in May, 1906, were concluded to-day in the Massa chusetts supreme court. The court re- eervied decision. One of Pounders of Bostonlans Dead, Springfield. Mass., March. 27. Wil liam H. McDonald, the well known ac tor and one of the founders of the orig inal Bostonlans company, died here to night of pneumonia. He came here on Saturday with "The Free Lance" com pany and wp.s takn with a cold 'Sunday.