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Promptly Discharged and
Thaw Remanded to the
TombsWithout Bail to
Await a Second
Final One Seven for Murder In the
First Degree and Five for Acquittal
On Ground of Insanity Remarkable
Change on Last Ballot by the Latter
In the Hope of .Winning Over the
Former At One Time All But One
Favored Verdict of Manslaughter
Juror rfart Voted Consistently for
Murder In First Degree Juror Bol
ton, Whose Wife Died During Trial,
Also for Murder Jury Considered
Every Phase of Case Except the
"Unwritten Law" Counsel for De
fense Criticise Delmas' Reference to
"Dementia Americana."
Naw York, April 12 Hopelessly di
vided seven for a verdict of guilty of
murder In the first degree and five for
acquittal on tone ground of Insanity
the Jury which since the 23d of last
January had been trying Harry K.
Thaw, reported to-day, after forty-seven
hours and eight minutes of deliber
ation, that It could not possibly agree
upon a verdict. The twelve men were
promptly discharged by Justice Fitz
gerald, who declared1 that he, too, be
lieved their task was hopeless. Thaw
was remanded , to the Tombs without
ball to await a second trial on the
charge of having murdered Stanford
White, the noted architect.
, When this new trial would take place
jBO one connected with the case could
v night express an' opinion. District
ltorney Jerome declared that ttiere
were many other 'persons accused of
homicide awaiting trial, and Thaw
would have to take his turn with the
rest. As to a possible change of venue,
tooth the district attorney and counsel
lor Thaw declared theu Kould make
no such move.
Thaw's attorneys will have a confer
ence to-morrow with the prisoner to
decide on their next step. They will
make an early application for bail. Mr.
Jerome said he would strenuously op
pose It. He added the belief that, as
seven of the jurors had voted for
"guilty," his opposition probably would
be successful. In that event Thaw has
another long summer before him in the
city prison, for his case on the already
crowded criminal calendar cannot pos
sibly be reached until some time next
The scenes attending the announce
ment by the jury of its inability to
agree upon any sort of verdict were
robbed of any theatricallsm by the
' general belief that after their1 long de
liberation and the reports of a wide
division of sentiment the jurors could
make no other report than one of dis
agreement. Thaw, surrounded by the members'of
his family the devoted aged mother,
the pale, young wife, the titled sister,
Countess of Yarmouth; Mrs. George
Carnegie and Edward and Josiah
Thaw, the brothers received the news
in absolute silence." When It became
known that the jury was, about to make
Its report, and that the case would be
disposed of, Thaw called his wife to a
seat by his side and sat with his right
arm thrown about her until he was
icommended to stand and face the jur
ors. Smiling and confident as he en
tered toe court room, Thaw sank limp
ly Into his chair, when Foreman Dom
ing B. Smith, In response to a question
by Clerk Penny as to whether a verdict
ihad been agreed upon, said:
"We have not."
. The mother, her features hidden be
hind a dense veil of black, sat stolid
and motionless. In Ill-health of late,
she had felt severely the strain and
stress of the long hours of anxious
waiting. The wife, by her husband's
side, gripped his hand tightly as the
jury foreman spoke, and then when he
sunk down by her side she tried to
cheer him as best she could by saying
that she believed he would now be ad
mitted to ball and that a second .jur"
would surely set him free. The motn
cr, the sisters and the brothers, pale
and well-nigh exhausted by their tedi
ous, nerve-wracking wait for a verdict,
smiled wanly at Thaw as he was led
away again to the Tombs. They were
permitted to speak with him for a few
minutes, to bid him be of good cheer,
before he crossed the "Bridge of Sighs"
to the cell In the prison which until a
few minutes before he had hoped that
he was about to quit forever.
Outside the big square criminal courts
building only a few hundred persons
were gathered. Thousands had been
there earlier in the day, but police re
inforcements had arrived with instruc
tions to keep every one moving, and
this had soon tired the idly curious
into a willingness to depart. Inside
the building in the galleries overlook
ing the court and gathered along the
corridors were groups of more' fortu-
iContinued on Third Page.)
Baseball Magnates Organize New
Haven in the Move.
Waterbury, April 12. The magnates
of the Connecticut Baseball league,
who have been threatening to organize
a polo league for next season, held a
meeting at Hartford to-day and per
fected the plans of organization. The
league will be known as the New Eng
land Polo league and will consist of six
club, according to the present plans,
with possibly two more to be admitted
later. The clubs are New Haven, Wa
terbury, Hartford, Bridgeport, Spring
field and Holyoke. Two applications
were received for membership from
clubs In the present league, and it is
probable that they will be admitted.
The officers elected to-day are: Pres
ident, "William Tracy, of Bristol; secre
tary and treasurer, James H. O'Rourke,
of Bridgeport; directors, Daniel O'Neil,
of Springfield; Harold R. Durant, of
Waterbury; Frederick Winkler, of Hol
yoke; John Clarkin, of Hartford; James
H. O'Rourke, of Bridgeport, and one
to be elected later from New Haven.
Grange Members In Orange Vote In
Support of His "Storrs" Message.
The following vote was passed unan
imously at the recent meeting of the
Orange grange.
"Resolved, That we heartily approve
the governor's recommendation that a
commission toe appointed to take into
consideration the problem of the Con
necticut Agricultural college, and the
co-ordination of the various agricultur
al institutions and boards in the inter
est of greaetr efficiency.
"Resolved, That the secret ry be in
structed to forward a statement of our
action to his excellency, Governor
Woodruff, and to the worthy master of
the State grange, also to our repre
sentatives and senator, with the re
quest that they do all they conscien
tiously can to bring about the adoption
of the governor's recommendation.
Methods Here Which Are Declared to
be Melodramatic in the Extreme,
Compared With What Is Claimed as
the "More Dignified Procedure of the
English Bar" Rayncr Case Given as
an Example "Low, Dignity, Common
Sense and Order All Wanting."'
London, April 13. The time consum
ed in the trial of Harry K. Thaw for
the murder of Stanford White, compar
ed to the rapidity and exactness of
English justice as illustrated in the
case of Rayner, the murderer of Wil
liam Whltely, In which the court con
fined the lawyers and witnesses to ac
tual facts connected with the crime,
and comparisons between American
methods, which are declared to be mel
odramatic in the extreme, and what is
alleged to be the "more dignified pro
cedure of the English bar," form the
basis of the comment in the newspa
pers this morning.
All the papers publish long editorial
articles on the Tiiaw case, and most
of them review the various stages of
the trial. It Is declared that American
prestige has suffered severely, and the
case Is called a "signal proof of the
utter inefficiency of American states
manship to evolve a practical legal sys
tem." ( 1
One paper says: "Law, dignity, com
mon sense and order, all have been
wanting," while another declares: "A
strong English judge would have made
short work of tfre trial, reducing to a
minimum its degrading sensational
ism." Surprise is expressed that Justice
Fitzgerald did not dominate the pro
ceedings, as would ah English judge,
and prevent the defense from "getting
up gush and greasy sentiment about a
girl wife," and the prosecution from
"such a flagrant abuse of justice" by
the questions Mr. Jerome was allowed
to put to Thaw's wife.
The methods of counsel generally are
The editorial articles practically Ig
nore the tremendous Interest this trial
awakened in England. A majority of
the newspapers here have devoted much
space tq pictures, news of and the com
ment on the trial, breaking the record
In this respect of foreign criminal
Attacks Protection.
Boston, April 12. At a dinner of the
Massachusetts Reform club held at
Young's hotel to-night Franklin Pierce,
of the New York bar, addressed 200
members on "The Tariff and the
Trusts." Mr. Pierce attacked protec
tion and said the United States had
less need of that policy than any other
country in the world. He pointed to
the great profits large Industrial cor
porations are making, and condemned
what he termed the materialism which
pervades everything commercial.
Wesleynn Debaters Win.
Mlddletown, April 12.-JWresleyan was
declared winner of the debate with
Syracuse here to-night by the unani
mous decision of the judges. Wesleyan
had the negative and Syracuse the af
firmative of the question: "Resolved,
That the sixtieth congress should pro
ceed to a general review of the present
tariff schedules for the purpose of re
ducing duties."
Kings to Meet In Naples.
Naples. April 12. It is reported local
ly that King Edward and King Victor
Emmanuel, instead of meeting at Va
letta, Island of Malta, will see each
other at Naplei.
Situation Quite the Reverse How
Misconception Might Have Arisen
Steps Just Taken to Merge With the
N." Y., N. H. & H Part Of Plan of
President Mellon for Consolidating
Not Only the Marine Interests of the
Steam Corporation, but Also the Elec
tric Under One Management.
While there' is ground for the state
ment that since -the directors of the
New York, New Haven and Hartford
Railroad company rejected the Morse
offer of $20,000,000 for the New England
Navigation company's properties, Mr.
Morse renewed the negotiations, and
asked that a price be named, it can
be stated, now upon the highest author
ity that 'there is not the slightest
ground for the report of the sale and
coming transfer of the New England
Navigation company's properties to
.him. In fact, the situation is quite the
The fresh reports concerning the sale
have undoubetJly arisen from steps
which have just been taken to merge
the New England Navigation Interests
with those of the New York, New Ha
ven and Hartford Railroad company.
The preliminaries to this merger in the
form of fiscal summaries and reports
were of a nature to lead to the false
This merger with the New Haven cor
poration of the New England Naviga
tion company's interests, in formal of
ficial and legal shape, is a part of the
plan of President Mellen for consoli
dating not only the marine interests of
the steam corporation, but also the elec
tric interests in the street railays un
der one management. In this way he
hopes to secure greater economy and
efficiency of administration in the
whole New York, New Haven and
Hartford system.
It is probable that the next step In
the Important and, extensive consoli
dation of the various properties of the
New Haven company will be the mer
ger of the interests of the Consolidated
railway, which Is the holding company
of the steam corporation in Connecti
cut, and that later will come the for
mal merger of all the street railway
properties in Rhode Island also. The
latter are subdivided among several
holding companies, and will require
considerable legal disentanglement. .
As the merger of the New England
Navigation company with the steam
corporation binds it more tightly to the
latter, and blends more closely the in
terests of the two companies, the ef
fect is to make any sale of the New
England Navigation corporation's in
terests to Mr. Morse more remote than
ever, and negatives all present reports
of a sale.
Along with the consolidation of the
electric and marine properties will also
go as fast as possible the merger of
the 'New Haven company's subsidiary
steam lines, following out the policy
which President Mellen has steadily
pursued. A high officer of the New
Haven company has recently state
that a year or two more will find all
the interests of the system merged, ex
cept two or three of the large Massa
chusetts lines now under lease.
Commission Finds It Due to Decom
position of Powder.
Toulon, April 12. The senatorial com
mission appointed to Investigate the
cause of the explosion on board the
French battleship Iena March 3, when
over one hundred of the crew were
killed, and to report on the naval situ
ation generally, tias terminated its
work and drawn up a long report for
presentation to parliament. The com
mission examined a large number of
witnesses and reached the conclusion
that there Is a great lack of cohesion
in the various branches of the fleet,
and want of organization in Its super
vision. From the evidence heard the mem
bers of the commission consider the
explosion on the Iena to have been due
to the decomposition of "B" powder.
Baseball Results More Interesting Than
Disagreement In Thaw Case.
PRtsiburg, April 12. Pittsburg receiv
ed the result of the Thaw trial with
hardly as much enthusiasm or interest
when it was flashed upon the bulletin
boards of the newspapers as the base
ball bulletins. There was little com
ment among the crowds, the disagree
ment having apparently been expected.
For about twelve hours after the case
was given to the jury there was Intense
Interest here as to the outcome, but
yesterday and to-day there was little
concern manifested.
Among the places where the greatest
Interest was displayed was the Du
quesne club, one of the swell clubs of
the city, and of which Harry Thaw was
a member.
Balloon Covers 812 Miles.
London, April 12. Two German aero
nauts, Dr. Wegener and Adolf Koch,
descended In a balloon to-day at En
deiby, near Leicester. The balloon had
covered 812 miles from Berlin in nine
teen hours.
Argentine Accepts.
Buenos Ayres, April 12. The Argen
tine government has decided to accept
the invitation to the next peace con
ference, and three delegates will be
sent to The HagH
Wife of Manager of Woolworth Store
In Fitchburg. ,
Fitauburg, Mass., April 12. Millie A.,
aged thirty-four years, wife of Wilmot
C. Frear, manager of F. W. Woolworth
& Co.'s store in Fitchburg, committed
suicide to-day by drowning in Whalun
lake. Earlier in the day she had at
tempted to kill herself by cutting both
wrists with a razor. The body was re
covered. Mrs. Frear was the only
daughter of Charles E. and Fanny A.
Johnson, of New Haven. The Frears
recently came to Fitchburg from Stam
ford, Conn., and Manchester, N. H.
The only Charles E. Johnson in the
local directory is given as residing at
23 Warren street.
Evelyn Thaw's Mother to Issue One to
the Public.
iPittsburg, April 12. The manner in
which the Thaw jury disagreement was
received by Mrs. Holman, mother, of
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, Is not known here
to-night. All efforts to get some ex
pression from Mrs. Holman were un
successful. To the Associated Press, a friend of
the Holman family, who was delegated
to see reporetrs, said:
"Neither Mr. or Mrs. Holman have
anything to say at this time."
It is said to-night, however; that Mrs.
Holman is preparing a statement
which will be made public in the near
Arranged by Commander Doyle of the
American Warship Salvadorean
Forces Retire to I.a Union Bonilla
(Will Not be Allowed to Land Again
on Central American Soil War
Washington, April 12. The end of
hostilities in Central America Is record
ed in the following cablegram receiv
ed at the state department thia. after
noon from American Consul , Ollvares
dated at Managua, the Nlcaraguan
capital, to-day: "Amapala has been
surrendered by Bonilla, and the war is
Managua, Nicaragua,' April 12. 2 p.
in.) The Honduran forces who have
been besieged In Amapala by the Nic
araguans capitulated unconditionally
this morning to the enemy. President
Bonilla has taken refuge on board the
American cruiser Chicago, and he will
not be permitted to disembark on Cen
tral American soil. . '
The capltuation was arranged by
Commander Robert M. Doyle, captain
of the Chicago.
The Salvadorean forces who were at
Amapala are returning to La Union.
Peace is now believed to be assured.
Oil King Says He Is With the Former
Steel King.
Pittsburg, April 12.John D. Rocke
feller writing to Andrew Carnegie from
Lakewood, N. J., to-day congratulated
the donor of the Carnegie Institute up
on the rededlcatlon.
"Please accept my hearty congratula
tions on your great and good speech on
the dedication of Carnegie Institute in
your old home city of Pittsburg," says
the letter. "It has the right ring. I
am with you. You have my best wish
es for the success of all your grand ef
forts to help your fellow men. I hope
and trust that our prosperous nwn (he
country over will be stimulated to em
ulate your noble example. I believe
that untold good would result there
from." Mr. Carnegie replied:
"Many thanks, fellow worker, In the
tark of distributing surplus wealth for
the good of others. I clasp your hand.
Yojr congratulations highly valued."
Wealthy Resident of Ocean City, JT. J.,
Reports Case to Police.
Ocean City, N. J., April 12. Wlstar
Brown, a wealthy resident of this city,
appealed to the police to-night to help
him locate his three children who dis
appeared from this city to-day. They
are Margaret, aged 15; Moses, 14, and
William, 10.
According to persons who knew the
children they met a woman on the
street and accompanied her by steamer
to the mainland, where the four board
ed a trolley car either for Camden or
Mr. Brown is a member of a promi
nent Germantown Philadelphia) fam
ily. He was indicted at the December
term of court for cruelty to his chil
dren and subsequently convicted and
sentenced to pay a fine of $600. He ap
pealed from the decision.
Recommends I npnld Commission.
Boston, lAprll 12. An unpaid commis
sion to Investigate commerce and indus
try in this state was recommended by
Governor Curtis Guild In a message
transmitted to the legislature to-day,
Believes This Would be In the Interest
of the "Square Deal" Nebrasknn
Has Nothing Further to Say In the
Matter Against a Second Term for
Anyone President Unduly Excited
Over "Alleged $5,000,000 Raised by
Wall Street to Prevent His Election."
Evansville, Ind., April 12. The Hen
dricks club, the largest democratic or
ganization in the state, while celebrat
ing the birthday of Thomas Jefferson
to-night, adopted the following nd tel
egraphed the same to John Temple
Graves, of Atlanta, Ga.:
"The Hendricks clulb.of Evansville,
believes that, in the interest of a
'squar deal,' Roosevelt should nominate
Bryan for president in 1908, as there is
now no doubt that Bryan was beaten
in 1896 by the contribution of money by
insurance companies, railroad compa
nies and tariff-protected monopolies,
and that President Roosevelt knows
this to be a fact, and that Mryan In
1S9G stood on the platform on which
Roosevelt now stands on railroad regu
lation.'' Roanoke, Va., April 12. William Jen
nings Bryan in an interview to-day
was asked for an expression on the
suggestion made by John Temple
Graves, of Atlanta, at a banquet on
Wednesday night at Chattanooga, that
Bryan nominate Roosevelt for presi
dent. Mr. Bryan said:
"I said at the banquet in Chattanoo
ga all that at present I can say. I then
said: 'As at present advised I cannot
see that It is my duty to nominate Mr.
iRooaevelt.' In both of my campaigns I
stated that I would not be a candidate
for a second term if elected and as I
have endeavored to secure a constitu
tional amendment making a president
ineligible for a second term I could not
conscientiously urge the renomlnatlon
of Mr. fioosevelt for a second term even
if there were no other reasons." '
In speaking of the Harrlman-Roose-
velt episode, Mr. Bryan said:
"The president seems unduly excited
over the alleged $5,000,000 raised by
Wall street to prevent his re-election.
If Wall street is opposed to any doc
trine held by President Roosevelt it is
certainly not a republican doctrine.
When we came up against the corrup
tion fund of 1896 ..we found no more ar
dent champion of these special Interests
than Mr. Roosevelt."
Mr. Bryan spoke here to-night under
the auspices of the Daughters of the
Confederacy and met here his daughter
Grace, who Is a student at Holllns in
stitute and whom he had not seen since
last fall." '
Counsel Thinks Governor Hughes Mis
taken About Man.
Albany, April 12. In an eloquent
speech lasting nearly two hours Former
Supreme .Court Justice Edward W.
Hatch, late to-day before the s6nato
Judiciary committee, concluded the ap
peal of Otto Kelsey against removal
from the office of the slate superinten
dent of Insurance, recommenled to the
state senat on February 20 by Gover
nor Hughes. At the eonclusbn of
Judge Hatch's speech the hearing was
closed. Probably no definite action will
b5 taken by the committee batire its
regular meeting next Wednesday.
"History tells," said Judge Hatch In
his speech, "of Pbntlus Pilate bringing
forth a man and saying: 'I tell you I
find no fault in him. Behold the man.'
" 'Yet the cry of the populace was
'Crucify! Crucify Him!' "
"The overwhelming character of the
proof in this case must show," con
tinued Judge Hatch, "that the super
intendent of insurance has discharged
his duties to th letter, and fulfilld ev
ery requirement of the law.
"Th governor was mistaken honestly,
no doubt, but nevertheless mistaken
with regard to the administration of
Mr. Kelsey in the department of insur
ance." Judge Htitch called attention to the
omission by Governor Hughes in his
message to the senate of any mention
of the fire insurance situation and de
clared that the executive made no ef
fort to familiarize himself with the ad
ministration of the department.
Shipping News.
Sable Island, N. S., April 12. Steam
er Cedrlc, Liverpool and Queenstown
for New York, In communication with
the Marconi station, 782 miles east of
Sandy Hook lightship at li a. m. Will
probably dock 3 p. in. Sunday.
Halifax, N. S April 11.-8:30 p. m.
Arrived: Steamers Pomeranian, Lon
don via Havre for St. John, N. B.
Fastnet, April 12. Steamer Lucanla,
New York for Queenstown and Liver
pool, 267 miles west at 1:40 a. m. Will
probably reach Queenstown about S:30
p. in.
Hamburg, April 12. 9 a, m. Arriv
ed: Steamer Pennsylvanian, New York
via Plymouth and Cherbourg.
Southampton, Anril 12. 3:25 p. m.
Sailed: Steamer Amerika (from Ham
burg) New York via Cherbourg.
Queenstown, April 12. Arrived:
Steamer Lucanla. New York for Liver
pool (and proceeded).
Lizard, April 12. Passed: Steamers
MontroRe, St. John. N. B., for London;
Noordam, New York for Rotterdam.
Fayal, Anvil 12. Passed: Steamer
Konik Albert, New York for Naples
and Genoa.
Liverpool, April 12. Sailed: Steam
ers Cymric, Boston; Victorian, Halifax.
New York, April 12. Arrived: Steam
er Sicilian Prince. Piraeus Patras, Pa
lermo and Gibraltar.
New York, April 12. Steamer Cam
pania, from Liverpool for New York,
was 425 miles cast of Sandy Hook at
5 p. m., will dock at 5:30 p. m.f Saturday.
Prosecutor Moves for Issue of Special
Venire for Jurors.
San Francisco, April 12. At the re
sumption to-day of the trial of Abra
ham Ruef for extortion Special Prose
cutor Johnson made the following motion:
, "The people move the court to issue
a special venlrs for such number of
jurors as the court may deem essential
for the purpose of completing the panel
in this case. In tfvis connection the
people challenge the sheriff and the
coroner of the olty and county of San
Francisco on the ground that each of
them Is disqualified by bias, prejudice
and personal interest, and could not
act fairly or impartially in this pro
ceeding. We ask further for the ap
pointment of an elisor to execute such
orders as the court may make."
Mr. Jotmson then filed half a dozen
or more affidavits in support of his mo
No Criticism of Mr. Gleason's Remarks
Concerning "Dementia Americana."
New York, April 12. Asked to-night
about a report that Mr. Hartrldge, Mr.
Gleason, Mr. Peabody and himself had
retired from tiie Thaw case, leaving
only Daniel O'Reilly ae counsel, Mr.
Delmas said:
"As to that, I have not withdrawn
from the case and have no reason to
believe that Messrs. Hartrldge, Gleason
or Peabody have."
As to the disagreement of the Jury,
he said: i
"I know no more about the disagree
ment of the jury than the general pub
lic knows, and it Is too early to discuss
plans for the future,"
Concerning Mr. Gleason's criticism of
"dementia Americana" remarks, Mr.
Delmas would say only:
"I tiava no wish to comment on these
Preliminary Injunction Issued at Grand
Rapids Granted at the Request of
President BIgelow of the Osceola
Outcome of Recent 'Hearing Before
Judge Knnppen.
Grand Rapids, Mich., April 12. 'Judge
Knappen In the United States circuit
court" this afternoon granted a prellml
nary Injunction restraining the Calu
met anfl Hecla Mining company from
voting the stock which it holds in the
Osceola Copper mine. '
The injunction was igsued at the re
quest of A. 6. BIgelow, president of the
Osceola company and is the outcome of
the recent hearing before Judge Knap
pen following the action of the MlchiL
gan legislature in recalling the bill to
forbid one mining corporation to ac
quire stock in another.
Counsel Declares He Did Not Fire
Shots That Killed Wife.
New York, April 12. Dr. Samuel S.
Guy .former coroner of Queens coun
ty, was held to await the action of
the grand Jury on the recommendation
of a jury slttingin Jamaica to-day, and
which inquired Into the death of his
wife, Mrs. Lillian Mott Guy, who was
shot and killed at her home In Far
Roekaway on the night of April 8. The
Jury found that Mrs. Guy died from
Internal hemorrhage caused by a shot
wound at the hands of some person
unknown to the jury.
Two witnesses were put on the stand
by District Attorney (Darrlng, the cor
oner's physician, Dr. W. H. Nammack
and Anne Hanson, the servant in the
house. Former Deputy Police Com
missioner Mathot, counsel lor Dr. Guy,
in his cross-examination of the wit
nesses gave no inkling of What the de
fense would be, but stated In court that
Guy did not do the shooting.
Work of the, Local Office for Month of
Hartford, April 12. The results of
the corporation of the five free em
ployment bureaus In the state for the
month ending March 31, are given out
to-day in the monthly report Issued
from the office of the state bureau of
labor statistics. The work In New Ha
ven is summarized as follows:
Applications for employment: Males,
56; females, 71; total, 127. Applications
for help: Males, 54; females, 74; total,
128. Situations secured: Males, 44;
females, 54; total, 193.
Russia Names Her Delegates.
St. Petersburg, April 12. Russia to
day officially named as her delegates to
the peace conference at The Hague, M.
Nelldoff, ambassador to' France; Prof,
de Martens, imperial councilor of state,
and M. Teharykoff, the Russian minis
ter at The Hague. M. Nelldoff, as the
first of the Russian delegates, is x
pected to be chosen as president of the
conference and in his opening address
will explain the Russian program.
Fire This Morning.
Fire at 2:07 this morning destroyed
part of the roof of a two family house
at 213 Franklin street, owned by airs.
T. J. Coffee, a sister of Senator Shan-
ley. An alarm was sent In from box
42 by Patrolman Doody,
Announces Plan to Raise $100,000 to
Conduct a Pilgrimage from All Coun
tries to The Hague Peace Confer
ence Suggestion That Audience
Might Like to Contribute Answered
by a Downnour of Silver From th
House Various ' Educational In
stitutions to Assist la Raising the
Pittsburg, Pa., April 12. At the close
of a remarkable address by William T.
Stead, editor of Review of Reviews,
London, England, ' at the re-dedication
ceremonies of the Carnegie Institute ot
Pittsburg late to-day, in which the
speaker announced a plan to raise $100,
000 necessary to conduct the pilgrirnaga
from all countries to The Hague con.
ference advocated in a recent New York
address, unbounded enthusiasm took
possession of the large audience and
money was thrown to the floor of the
To raise the $100,000 Mr. Stead propos.
ed that every boy anl girl in colleges
and universities throughout the United
States donate fifty cents. He said tha
lesson thus furnished to Europe would
be an influential factor In the quest o
international peace.
The suggestion came at the end of an
address and for fully five minutes aft
er he sat down the applause was pro
longed. Finally the speaker again arose
and said that probably the audience .
would Ilka to contribute to the fund.
Immediately a shower of1 silver money
landed on the stage coming from ail
parts of the music hall.
lAmong the Invited guests on the
stage were many presidents of univer
sities and colleges and at the close of
the meeting these Institutions, through
their heads, decided to contribute to the
fund: . i
Knox college, Galesburg, 111.; Alle
gheny college, Meadvllle, Pa.; Tuyske-
gee 'Normal and Industrial institute,
Tuskeege, Ala.; Geneva college, Braver
Falls, Pa.
It is said that other colleges wtH an
nounce their Intention to contribute.'
Peace society has taken up the matter
anl the Grand Army posts have pre
sented Mr. Stead with a resolution of
thatikg for his efforts for peace. . ' .
The banquet given by the board :'oi :
trustees of the Carnegie institute In
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carne
gie, the founders, was held to-night at
the Hotel Schenley.
Mr. Carnegie was present at this
function after being absent all day, due,
it was said, from fatigue, occasioned
by yesterday's ceremonies. The banquet
was the most brilliant ever held In the
The exercises to-day were slightly
marred by Inclement weather. Three
large chests of books were presented to
the institute by Emperor William
through his personal representative,
Lieutenant General Alfred F, J. L. von
Loewenfeld. The books are handsome
ly bound and treat of the German em
pire and army.
Many messages were received to-day
from all parts of the world congratu-;
lating Mr. Carnegie in Pittsburg in pos
sessing the great Institute. , '
Among the speakers to-day were Sir
William Henry Preece, London; 1 Ernst
von Ihne. Berlin: Sir Robert S. Ball,
London; Lieutenant Generan von
Loewenfeld, Berlin, and Leonca Bene
dite, Paris.
To-morrow the Western university ot
Pennsylvania will confer honorary de
grees on the foreign and American
guests and in the afternoon the party
will go by boat to the mill district to
see the steel mills in operation.;
Mr. Stead's Address.
Pittsburg, April 12. Mr. Stead in his
address on "The Next Step Towards
International Peace" said:
"I have just made a journey through
ten countries for the purpose of finding
out what is the next step towards In
ternational peace," said the speaker.
"I have seen three kings, two queens,
one prince regent, and all the prima
ministers, foreign ministers, ambassa
dors and public men that are worth
seeing, and I found them all unani
mous upon two things. The first was
that they were quite sure that what
ever might be the case with the nin
other countries, they declare with cer
tainty that their government and their
nation were most absoluetly devoted to
peace, and were most resolutely deter
mined to prevent war. The second
point upon which they were all agreed
was that the greatest If not the only
danger to the peace of the world lay
In the existence of a large number of
violent, unscrupulous and irresponsible
newspapers, which were constantly en
gaged In making mischief. .
"The imperial chancellor of Germany,
Prince Von Beulow, said to me: The
emperor is for peace, the king is foi
(Continued on Eighth Pago.)
Postal Telegraph Official Resigns.
New York, ' April 12. Announcement
was made to-day that William H. Bak
er had asked to be relieved from the de
tailed dutties of vice president and gen
eral manager of the Postal Telegraph
and Cable company and that his resig
nation had been accepted. Mr. Baker
will continue to act in an advisory ca.
pacity. Edward J. Nally will succeed
him as vice president and general manager.

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