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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
"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
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
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
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,
$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
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
COST $6,000,000 WITHOUT
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
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
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.
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
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..
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
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.
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
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.
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. -
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
Figures Showing Extent of Famine In
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.
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
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.
First Case Under the Elkins Law on
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 $
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
"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.
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
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,
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
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
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.

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