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NEW HAVEN, CONN., THURSDAY MAKCII i9, 1906. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. VOL. XXL NO. 74 HEW PROPOSITION PUT TO COAL TO RESTORE 1903 SCALE FOR TWO YEARS INSTEAD OF ONE. 'Joint Conference of Miners and Onera , ors Adjourns Until This Afternoon , Miners' Convention Will Consider ; Question Meantime Rest of Yester ; day Devoted to Debate Mitchell , Charges That Many Mines Are Owned v. , by Roads and Profits Are Not Shown on Coal Companies' Books. Indianapolis, March 28. The joint conference of fhe coal miners and oper ators of the central competitive district adjourned to-day until to-morrow aft ernoon, with no apparent settlement of their wage differences in prospect. A motion to continue the present scale for two years made by the oper ators was defeated by the solid vote of the miners. An amendement to Presi dent Mitchell's motion to restore the scale of 1903, offered by F. L. Robblns of the Pennsylvania operators, to make the restored schedule effective for two years was accepted by Mr. Mitchell, subject to ratification by the national miners' convention, which will meet ito-morrow morning to consider the question. This was the only action taken dur ing the day. The rest was argument during the course of which great earn estness on tSie part of the miners and both factions of the operators was shown. President Mitchell charged that many coal companies are owned by railroads and the profit on ooal is not indicated by the books of the coal companies as much as it is absorbed by the railroads He announced that the miners would continue In the future to BSk for more wages if the market justi fied, and stated positively that the min ers would adhere to their demands for an Increase at this time. R. R. Hammond said the complica tions of the coal situation would never be understood by the public until they had been examined by a commission and he was willing that the differences should be settled by a commission. FINDING IN M'MAHON INQUEST. Coroner's Report to he Filed With the Court To-day. Coroner Mix stated last night that he had completed his inquest into the dearth of Mrs. John McMihon, whose body was found in a pool of blood in the kitchen of tier house in Hamden last Sunday. .Three witnesses from Cheshire we-e examined yesterday aft ernoon, but there were no new develop ments brought out In the testimony. The coroner stated that he thought his report would be ready for the court to day. The report will state that Mrs. McMahon died from violence at the hands of her husband. The death was the. effect of a terrible beating Ad ministered during a drunken brawl. The court will decide whether the charge against McMahon will be mur der or manslaughter. LIGHT COMMITTEE MEETS. Five Petitions Presented for More Lights on Streets. The light committee was In session at the city hall and heard petitions for more tights In certain streets. No re monstrance or opposition was in evi dence to either petition. The following petitions were heard and are under advisement: Mrs. C. Berry Peets for a light between Trumbull and Audubon streets; F. G. Bennett, for three lights on St. Ronan street, between Canner street and Cottage street; Benjamin R. English, for a gas lamp on Whitney avenue; Bradley, Smith Co. for an electric light on Hill street; Charles Mums, for one electric light on Chapel and College streets. ANSONIA CHILDREN DROWNED 5"wo Little Bodies Recovered from Pond Near Home. Ansonia, March 28. The bodies of the two small children of Charles Zewick, who disappeared from their home Mon day while their mother was lying ill In the house, were recovered to-day from a pond known as Biddy Land pond, lo cated in the rear of the Zewick house. It Is supposed that the boy had ventur ed out on the pond, which was Ice-covered, and had broken through, and that his sister in attempting to save him was likewise drowned. Court Sentiment for Pence. March 29. In an editorial article on the' satisfactory .outcome of the Algeciras conference, the Daily "tel egraph to-day comments upon the al most passionate desire tor peace which has been revealed as One prevailing sentiment at all the European courts and chancelleries, and also upon the significant fact that thought France and Germany have had a sharp diplo matic conflict they never have 'shown any disposition to deliberately pick a quarrel. Tillage Threatened With Destruction. Berlin, March 28. The village of Muelhelm, near Cobles is threatened with destruction by a hill which has been gradually slipping into the valley for several days. Up to this time 150 houses have been damaged and 500 per sons rendered homeless. Fire at English Home. A Still alarm was sent in yesterday afternoon from the home of Mrs. I R. English at 319 Prospect Hill. The Are was in an air shaft, but was extin guished before much damage was done. MOROCCAN CONFERENCE. Consent of Home Governments Neces sary to Make Agreement Binding. Washington, March 28 The situation at Algeciras, as it is understood at the state department, is that all the dele gates to the conference have accepted the proposal for toe joint policing by France and Spain of Morocco, but that as all of the proceedings are referen dum the assent of the home govern ments is necessary to make the agree ment binding. Algeciras,, Spain, March 28. The del egates to the conference on Moroccan reforms spent the day in private dis cussions on the remaining details of the proposed compact, on which agreement was virtually effected, In preparation for to-morrow's pbnary sitting. The Moors are displaying a spirit of ob struction, protesting against tiie de cisions of the conference until they shall have been given the ratification of the sultan. DEATH OF 1 ALE FRESHMAN. Henry Hartley Beardsley Succumbs to Pneumonia at Inflrmnry. Henry Harley Beardsley, of the Yale class of 1909, died at the Yale infirmary, In Prospect street, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Beardsley had been sick but two days, death resulting from pneumonia. He was very popular In his class, hav ing been a first-division man and a member of the Freshman Glee club. He was eighteen years old. The body was removed yesterday aft ernoon to Robert N. BurweU's under taking rooms in Chapel street. It will be sent to Cleveland, the boy's home, on the 1:45 p. m. train to-day. Ho will be burled in Lake View cemetery, Cleveland. JOSIAH PNCY'S ADDRESS EX-MAYOR OF BOSTON SPEAKS BEFORE' LAW SCHOOL CLVB. Discusses "Municipal Government" at Hendrle Hall Problems Confronting City Ofllcinls Practical Suggestions for Betterment of Local Affairs Need for Abandoning Political Lines In City Administrations Speaker En tertnlned at Union Lfeague. Hon. Joslah Qulncy, formerly mayor of the city of Boston, delivered an ad dress last evening in Hendrle Hall be fore the Yale Law School Political club. A large audience filled the hall, many Invitations liavlng been sent out by the club. The speaker was Introduced by Alexander Cumming, president of the club. Mr. Quincy stated that he could not attempt to treat the subject 'fully, but merely wished to make a few informal remarks based partly on his personal experience with municipal affairs in Boston and partly on his study of the general subject of municipal govern ment. He hoped that the graduates of the Law school, whether they entered politics professionally or not, would take a more Intelligent interest In mu nicipal affairs than the average citizen. The address was Interesting, and while specific and to the point, was at the same time free from technical ques tions which would have prevented it from appealing to the average hearer. At the outset the speaker outlined the mutual relations of the slate and the municipal governments. The city, de riving its charter from the state au thorities, must look to the state as the supreme authority in all questions. The question as to how much power should jtoe given to the municipal government must be answered by bearing In mind that the city should always remain sub servient to the commonwealth. The state must fee held responsible for the enforcement of the laws which it en acts, and it is the law-making legisla ture that has to say whether the laws shall be enforced. This may be done by direct supervision by the state policy, or by delegating the enforcement to the municipal police. The speaker said he was inclined to believe that the best re sults were obtained when as much of ithe supervision was delegated to the municipal authorities as was consistent with general state supervision of all statutory laws- The remainder of Mr. Quincy's ad dress was divided between the discus sion of three questions. First, how far is the mayor to be made the supreme executive authority? Personally he fa vored giving full executive power to the mayor, and most students of mu nicipal affairs would uphold liim in this decision. It mentis concentrated re sponsibility in one mau elected directly by the people. Mr. Quincy contrasted this policy with the English Idea of dis tributive authority. The great advan tage of a more distributed authority is the arousing of a keener participation and interest in municipal affairs among the citizens. Committees could keep in closer touch with the people ithan a mayor who had control of all depart ments. There is a great danger in overburdening the mayor with multitu dinous duties and cares. The mayor's office can never be so opened to the re dressing of grievances as committees of various departments. "I would like to suggest one of my personal hobbies in this line," continued Mr. Quincy. "As a means of obtaining some of the ben efits of the distributive system, I would advocate boards of officials serving without pay, and without compelling its memibers to give up their vocations. These boards are subject in authority only to the mayor." He then outlined the- success of such commlesions in the Boston government, especially along public charity lines. In fire and street (Continued on Sixth Page.) THE ORIENT IN BAD WAY DISCLOSURES BY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE'S IN' VESTIGA TION. Grave Misconduct on the Part of Former Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai, Ex-Consul General McWade at Canton and Consul Williams nt Singapore Eighty-two Charges Against Goodnow, Some Serious and Some Slight McWade Guilty of Drunkenness. Washington, March 28. The president to-day transmitted to the house of rep resentatives In response to a resolu tion introduced by Representative Wil liams of Mississippi, the report of As sistant Secretary of State Herbert H. D. Peirce, regarding the consular ser vice in the Orient. The message was accompanied by a letter from Secre tary Root, in which he says: "I wish to call attention to one feat ure of these reports They disclose grave conduct on the part of two con suls formerly occupying important posts in the East. These consuls are no longer In the service. I regret to say, however, that tiiere are indications of oilher cases of misconduct or ineffi ciency among consuls In various parts of the world '.' These cases, the secretary says, show the necessity of a regular inspection service. An occasional inspection visit is quite insufficient. "This is especially true," he says, "where the agents of a great business organization like the service are Scat tered all over the world. Consuls in the tropics and in the Orient, free from the restraints surrounding their life at home and subject to no inspection, are very apt to become inefficient and In some cases to become corrupt." While he criticizes the employment of English consuls at some places and the age of some American consuls, his se vere criticism is reserved for ex-Consul General Goodnow at Shanghal( ex Consul General McWade at Canton, and Consul Williams at Singapore. The charges against McWade, former consul at Canton, are drunkenness, em ployment of a felon, an Issuance of fraudulent Chinese certificates, extend ing .protection to Chinamen who claimed to be American citizens, perse cution of American citizens for purpos es of revenge, and corruption' in office. The rharges against Former Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai are eighty-two 1n numfter, some serious and some slight. Some are sufficient to support suits at law and give evidence of corruption in office. MORE TRUSTEES RESIGN. Grnnnlss, Gillette and Gerry Quit the Mutual Life. New York, March 28. Vice President Robert A. Granniss and Walter R. Gil lette and Trustee Elbrldge T. Gerry of the Mutual Life Insurance company, to-day tendered their resignations at a meeting of the board of trustees of Chat company, A report of the Truesdale Investigat ing committee was received and order ed printed but no other action was tak en upon it. Vice Presidents Grannls and Gillette resigned both as vice pres idents and trustees. The resignations were accepted by the trustees and reso lutions commending them for their services were adopted. ! HARTFOHD ''FIREMAN K1LLEV. George F. Goodrich, an Engine Driver, Thrown from His Seat. Hartford, March 28. One fireman dead and two others slightly injured was the net result to-night of an alarm which was sounded for a small fire at the Open Hearth mission. The dead man was George F. Goodrich, driver of engine No. 2. As he was driving to the fire his engine collided with hose cart No. 2, the pole of the latter striking the engine. Goodrich was hurled to the ground and sustained a fractured skull, broken arm and other minor injuries, as a result of which he died an hour later In the Hartford hospital. SOLV BOli VtAL Water Street Italian In Toils for Vio lating Meat Laws, While passing the store of John Dl Stadia at 275 Water street yesterday afternoon Policeman Landy, of the Howard avenue station, noticed what he thought was bob veal in the store. He notified Inspector Gibbons, with the result that Dl Stadia was arrested. Not Hopeful of Russia's Future. St. Petersburg, March 28. Dmitri Shipoff, of Moscow, who Is generally recognized as one of the most rational of the liberal leaders, takes anything but an optimistic view of the future of the empire. M. Shipoff took a middle position after the manifesto of October 30, seceding at that time from the rad ical constitutional wing of the zemst voists on the ground that the people must be gradually. prepared ttT self-government- , Many Threats nt Wltte. St. Petersburg, March 28. Many threats have been made against the life of Premier Wltte. Yesterday he re ceived warning that unless he left the government In a week he would be killed. Japan Has Mine Disaster. Tokio, Mar 28 By an explosion in the Takashlma coal mine near Nagasa ki to-day 250 miners were Wiled. J A P PEER SIN FREE FIGHT. Bill Nationalizing the Railroads of Jn pan Causes Trouble. London, March 29 The correspondent at Tokio of the Daily Telegrapin reports that the submission of the house of peers amendments to the bill for the nationalization of railways to the house of representatives Tuesday night caus ed a free fight, a considerable exchange of Mows and tide tearing of clothes among members. Eventually the police were summoned, restored order and closed the doors In order t frustrate the attempt of the opposition to leave the house In a body. The bill was then adopted by a vote of 214, the opposition declining to record their vote, as it con sidered the egovernmenf s action in the matter inconsistent with the principles of constitutional government. JOHN D. SMARTO FINED. Bridgeport Agent of a Local Brewery Pays 50. Bridgeport, Conn., March 28. Upon the payment of fifty dollars a nolle was entered this, morning In the criminal superior court in the case of John D. Smarto, local agent of the New Haven Brewing company, who was charged with perjury- Smarto lied when testi fying in the city court some weeks ago. The offense was not a very serious one, and as the statutes provide for impris onment only and no fine for perjury, Assistant State's Attorney Carter took the above manner of disposing of the case. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. SIXTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING HELD LAST NIGHT. Interesting Address by President Wood ruffTreasurer H. C. Warren's Re port Shows a Balance of lipo some Facts and Figures Regarding Real Estate and Building Transac tions for the Year What Is Being Done for the Improvement of the Harbor Membership Is 550 Twelve Members Died During the Year Officers Elected for the Ensuing Year. The sixty-sixth annual meeting of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce was held last night. There was a good attendance of the members present and much interest was evinced. Inter esting reports were made In behalf of the various standing committees. The treasurer and, secretary, all of which were accepted as read.. The treasurer's report made by H. C. Warren was con sidered highly satlsfactody and showed a balance of $1,630 in favor of the chamber. One new member was elect ed last night, Robert E.' Wyant, civil engineer for the New Haven Gas com pany. The secretary, John C. Gallagher, read letters from U. S. Senator M. G. Bulkeley, U. S. Senator Brandegee, Congressman Hill and Secretary of State Elihu Root, acknowledging the) receipt of the chamber's resolutions re garding the forestry and consular ser lar service bills. The committee on new enterprises reported that they have been able to' Induce a New York firm to locate in New Haven, which wouldp mean work for a good many hundreds of people. The report went on to siiow the difficulties the committee had to contend with In locating new enterpris es and complimented the members on the cheerful manner in whloh they had contributed the $3,000 required in the bringing of the afore mentioned firm to tiiie city. The present membership is 550 and sixty new members have been added during the year. The following members of the chamber died during the year. Hon. James Bishop, Wilbur F. Day, Thomas A. Bassett, Frank W. Benedict, Horace J. Morton, Albert C. Coe, Dwight W. Blakoslee, Dr. John S. Ely, John M. Greist, Dr. Charles A. Linds ley, Charles L. Baldwin, Isaac Newman. The election of officers and directors took place wltft the following result: President, Rollin S. Woodruff; vice presidents, Joseph Porter and Edwin P. Root; secretary, John C. Gallagher; treasurer, Herbert C. Warren. Directors John T. Manson, George J. Bassett, Benjamin R. English, George H. Scranton, H. Stuart Hotcihkiss PRESIDENT WOODRUFF'S AD DRESS. The re-elected president, Colonel Woodruff, of the Chamber of Com merce, In accepting the office for anoth er year, spoke of the pleasure of being identified with such an all-souled or ganization; of the co-operation in the past of the committees and members generally; of the great good which Its association was effecting; of the rep resentative character of its members, and of the increased effectiveness of the work and influence of the Chamber of Commerce. Continuing, he said: Our state is famous for its industrial life, its invention, manufacture and trade and one of the principal pur poses of the Chamber of Commerce is to bring new industries into New Ha ven. In this work the new enterprise committee has faithfully fulfilled its mission, and by its continual persever ence will accomplish immense results. DurlnR the past year much has been done and one new industry at least has been added, whico. will bring thousands of dollars to the annual payroll of New Haven. The busy condition of our fac tories is noteworthy ail labor is well employed and confidence Is universal. All of the committees, standing and special, are to be congratulated for their share in the admirable work which has 'been carried on during the year. (Continued on Second. Page.). SIX III VICTIMS OF VERY STRANGE MURDER ALL BULGARIANS AND FOUND IN OLD HOUSE IN MINNE APOLIS. Police Mystified Motive Apparently Not Robbery as Two Money Belts Containing: ?50 In Gold Are Found Beside Some of the Bodies Belief That They Were Killed by Six Other Laborers Who Lived With Them and Who Ae Missing. Minneapolis, March 28. Six murdered Bulgarian laborers were found to-day in an old house at 245 Tenth avenue South, and the police are uncertain how or when tfie murders were committed, although the evidence indicates, that the men were killed during a fight among twelve Bulgarians who had rented the house. The police are convinced that rob bery was not the motive of the mur ders, as considerable money was found on the bodies. They also scout the idea of any secret society with motives of revenge. The dead are said to be Nicolo Dlmlt rl, Kirle Dlmltrl, AgneKarofio, Kerstan Yovko, Unka Naudaba and Baakon Kapanni4 . Four of the bodies, horribly cut and slashed with knives, were found In a room on the second floor, while in the cellar were two others with their throats cut. Near the bodies were found five large bowle knives and a hatchet. All of the men were comparatively young. The names were secured from letters in sacks and satchels found in the room Where th9 four bodies lay. J. Micklenberg, a- drayman, says that Monday afternoon six men asked him to take six packages from the house at 245 Tenth avenue South to the Union station. On arriving at the house he found there were twelve packages, and, after some haggling about the price, he took them to the station. A young man rode on the wagon, while the oth er five men walked. The man who rode said the party was going to Duluth. At the station the men were Joined by sev eral other men, a woman and a little girl. From this statement the police be lieve that the murders were committed some time between midnight Sunday and Monday morning. S. Magnuson, owner of the house, says that ftn Italian rented part of the house four months ago to be used to house twelve railroad laborers of whom he was foreman. The twelve men mov ed into the house and lived quietly, working every ' day. The men lived, slept and ate their meals In the rooms on the second floor: The Italian fore man was never seen again by Magnu son. , , : This morning an bid German who de cupled the first floor of the house told Magnuson that a fight had occurred in the upper rooms Sunday night. The German said he had paid little atten tion to the fight until he noticed that the occupants of the second floor had gone. After Informing Magnuson of the fight the German disappeared. Mag nuson informed the police, who broke Into the Bulgarians' lodgings. The two bodies In the basement, according to Corpner Kistler, had been dead nearly two days. The bodies In the upper rooms appeared to have been killed more recently. The bodies found upstairs were slash ed all over, especially about the faces and the throats. One man had fallen against a hot stove and the right side of his face was burned off. Beside this man lay the bloody hatchet. Neftr the bodies found upstairs were two money belts containing $506 in gold. On one of the bodies was found a watch that was still going. Some of the bodies had been stripped. 1 Aside from the foregoing facts the police have no information on which to work, although many unverified rumors are under investigation. In two satchels found in the house was a regalia consisting of caps, robes and kerchiefs containing characters and emblems, which, it Is thought may have belonged to an prder of the Greek church. There were also several relig ious emblems and a biscuit with em blems on one side and a picture "of 'a saint on the other. There were two seta of lines robes and caps oh which sacred pictures were crudely printed. CONSOLIDATED liUVS I A NO. 600,000 Feet In Boston for New Freight Terminal. Boston, March 28. It was 1 earned to nigiit that the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad company has arnulred about 600,000 square feet of property fronting on Massachusetts nveniie In the south end district of the city, where it is planned to bul'ld a large freight terminal. Dissatisfaction on the part of 'the railroad company with the presenf terminal arrangements is said to have resulted in the making of the new plans. Did Not Make Offerings to rope. Rome, March 28. The Osservatore Romano, the Vatican organ, contradicts the statements made in British news papers that J. Plerpont Morgan, of New York, gave offerings to Pope Pius X. at the last audience granted him by his holiness. Struck by Automobile. Marjorie Muse (colored), of 71 Day street, was struck by an automobile at the upper end of Chapel street early yesterday atfernoon. She was taken Into the automobile and removed to her home. She was not seriously injured. TEST OF NEW BATTLESHIP. New Jersey Exceeds Government Re quirement In Standardization Trial. Rockland, Me., March 28. The stan dardization trip to-day of -the new bat tleship New Jersey, built by the Fore River Shipbuilding company, of Quin cy, Mass., was considered very success ful. The contract requirement of nine teen knots an hour was exceeded, a maximum speed at the rate of 19.48 knots per hour being attained. Th mean of the five runs at top speed was ia.uz Knots. The New Jersey is a first-da hh hn.tHA. ship of 14,900 tons and is 435 feet long on me waterllne. She Is propelled by twin screws driven by two four-cvllnder triple-expansion engines of about 19,000 indicated norsepower. The armament includes four twelve-Inch guns. The battleship is 97.5 per cent, comnle.ted. and will be placed In commission dup Ing May under the command of Captain tumoau, a native of Maine. TRADE DISPUTES BILL. British Attorney-General Introduces , Measure to Define Rights of Unions. London, March 28. The Trade Dis putes bill, which Is a direct outcome of the Taff Vale decision, which held that trades union funds are liable for the il legal acts of Individual members of a union, was introduced In the House of Commons this afternoon by the attorney-general, Sir J. Lawson Walton. In explaining the features of the measure, he eaid that the recent court desislons had seriously curtailed the usefulness of trades unions. Their Undoubted rights of peaceful pursuasion had been cut down to the point of extinction, and funds contributed to provVle against sickness and lack of employment had been held liable to meet claims based on the repudiated acts of unauthorlald officials. - MERIWETHER ALLOWED TO GO HIS RESIGNATION FROM NAVAL ACADEMY ACCEPTED. Secretary Bonaparte to Instruct Ad miral Sands to Dismiss Sentence of One' Year's Confinement to Annapolis Grounds, Inflicted Owing; to Death of Midshipman Branoh in Frtze Fight. Washington, March 28. Secretary Bonaparte decided to-day to accept the resignation of Midshipman Minor Meri wether from the naval academy. He will Instruct the superintendent of the academy to dismiss the sentence of one year's confinement to; the academy grounds hanging over Meriwether be cause of ' the death; of Midshipman Branch as the result of injuries sus tained in a fight with Meriwether. This action was taken on tie recom mendation of Admiral Sands, superin tendent of the naval academy, and Ad miral Converse, chief of the bureau of navigation. These officers were in formed that Meriwether probably would not pass in his studies and advised the secretary to accept the resignation. UCONSTITUT10NAL SATS JCAOX. Opinion of Rate Bill Expressed In Maiden Speech. Washington, March 28. Mr. Knox made his first set speech in the senate to-day. He spoke on the railroad-rate question and dealt almost exclusively with the legal features of the problem. He Indicated several provisions of the house bill which he considers unconsti tutional, and also expressed the opin ion that Mr. Bailey's amendment de priving the United States circuit courts of the power to grant temporary in junctions would not stand the test of the courts. This speech was awarded the most careful attention, and at its close the speaker was very generously congratulated by his colleagues. When Mr. Knox concluded the senate entered on the consideration of the con ference report on the bill regulating the final disposition of the affairs of the five civilized tribes of Indians, and much objection was expressed to many of the changes. Some of these were criticised on the ground that the con ference committee had transcended its authority in the insertion of new mat ter. There was a renewal of the dis cussion of the disposal of the coal lands In Indian territory, and several sena tors, Including Messrs. La Follette, Clark, of Wyoming, and Tillman, ex pressed disapproval of the conference provision authorizing the secretary of the interior to lease the lands. $25,000 FOR IXPOSITWN. State Board of Control Votes Sum for Building;, Etc. Hartford, Conn., March 28. At .a meeting of the board of control today tho sum of $25,000 was appropriated for the Jamestown exposition. The money is divided as follows: $10,000 for build ings; $7,500 for equipping and $7,000 for administration and incidentals. Dover Masonic Temple Destroyed. Dover, N. H., MarPh 29. Masonic Temple, the largest business block in the city, was destroyed by fire early this morning, entailing a loss of up wards of $200,000. Several lodgers in the upper stories were asleep when the fire started, but all escaped. Rush of Immigrants to Canada. . London, March 28 The Salvation army has been unable to secure suffi cient accommodation for the emigrants desiring to go to Canada. Already 2,600 have been sent to the Dominion, and passages for two thousand more are booked. AFFIDAVITS ARE SIGNED BY PERKINS' ASSOCIATES THOSE ON WHICH HE IS AR RESTED ON CHARGE OF GRAND LARCENY, Case at Once Taken to the Supreme Court Counsel Admits to Magistrate That Accused Advanced $48,702.60 to Treasurer Bliss of the Republican Na tional Committee Afterward Relm. burned by Action of New Tiork Llf Trustees. New York, March 28.-On a charge that his connection with the contri bution of $48,702.50 from the funds of the New York Life Insurance company to Cornelius N. Bliss, treasurer of the republican national committee, in the campaign of 1904, constituted grand lar ceny in the first degree, George W. Perkins, a member of the firm of J. p! Morgan & Co., and until recently first vice president of the New York Life Insurance company, was arrested to day on a warrant issued by City Magis trate Moss. When the detective went to serve the warrant upon Mr. Perkins he found that a writ of habeas corpus had already been obtained from Justice Greenbaum, of the supreme court, and the matter was immediately taken out of the magistrate's hands. Mr. Perkins appeared before Justice Greenbaum, and at the request of his counsel, the" hearing in the case was adjourned until Friday. Mr. Perkins was paroled in the custody of his personal attorney, Lewis D. Delafield. , The warrant for Mr. Perkins' arrest was applied for yesterday by District Attorney Jerome. Magistrate Moss would not act, however, until affidavits were filed in the case. These were pre sented to him to-day. They were sign ed by Garvin P. Klngsley, vice presi dent of the New York Life; Edmund T. Randolph, treasurer of the company!, and Thomas A. Buckner, also a vice president. Mr. Perkins' counsel admit ted to Magistrate Greenbaum that Mr. Perkins had advanced the sum named to Mr. Bliss upon ttie request of the late A. McCall, president of the New York Life. He was afterward reim bursed through the action of tlhe com pany's finance committee. It was con tended that Mr. McCall had executive authority to order the payment and. that If any crime was committed it wag participated in by every member of tha 1 finance committee present when the matter was acted upon. Despite the action of Mr. Jerome in applying for a warrant for Mr. PerMns, and thus taking the matter to ihlgher oourts of the state', Judge O'P'Ul llvan in the court of special sessions to day, again . addressed the grand jury, 'which Is considering life insurance mat ters and instructed them that It was their right to demand that tlhe district attorney subpoena witnesses to be ex amined before them In any matter they may have under consideration. i The affidavits on which Magistrate Moss acted in issuing the warrant for Mr. Perkins' arrest were forwarded to the supreme court to-night on a writ of certoirari. District Attorney Jerome to-night mad public correspondence between himself and Mr. Perkins which showed that upon the district , attorney's re quest for information and without promise of any immunity whatsoever; Mr. Perklnfl had supplied Mr. Jerome with all the facts concerning the 1904 campaign contribution. In concluding his letter on the subject Mr. Perkins wrote: ' 1 "Wtoen I made the advances mention ed, and when I iwas reimbursed there for, It tiever occurred t me that there could be any question as to the pro priety of such expenditure, which I be lieved to be for the benefit of the com pany. It' came to me as a surprise that the legality of such payments should be questioned. While so asserting, it is not my intention to dispute or to deny civil liability to account to the com pany for these moneys. "You may make such use of this statement as you see fit, It Is my pur pose frankly to state my connection with the transaction, and advisedly and1 deliberately I waive any right, privilege or immunity In connection with or in, consequence of my giving this lnforma- tlon. "I derived no personal advantage of any kind from the transaction, and certainly I had no Intent other than' to serve the interests of tthe company."' A CHILD'S SERIOUS FALL Margaret Letwlth Internally Injured at Franklin Street Bridge. i While playing near the east end ofi Franklin street railroad bridge where the new abutments are being made, Margaret Letwith, nine years old, of 31 Madison street, fell to the track beneath a distance of about fifteen feet. She was taken to his home where Dr. Burke attended her. Her body was covered with bruises and sr suffered internal Injuries also, the seriousness of which will not be known for a day or two. Not to be Sentenced To-day. New York, March 2t!. Bertha Claicbe, who pleaded guilty to man slaughter in the first degree, after her trial for the murder of Bmil Gordon was underway, will not be sentenced to prison to-morrow. District Attorney Jerome has decided to ask for a post ponement of the sentence for two weeks. It is said that supposedly im portant information furnished by the girl cannot be corroborated- Floating Mines Not All Gone. Tokio, March 28. A fishing boat struck a floating mine March 26 off the coast of the province Echizen, Japan, and was blown up. Seven of her crew of ten men are missing. 1