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MMDXII 18*. 1 ±l.lA_vsj!i . OV) KJlljJJi 13 I-KR MONTH ONE WOMAN SLAIN, ANOTHER INJURED BY MASKED THIEF Teacher's Scream as She Hears Burglar's Voice in House Seals Fate INTRUDER DEMANDS MONEY Enters Parlor and Uses Pistol When Three Women Hesitate. Makes His Escape [Associated Press] SPRINGFIELD, Mass., .March 31.— •Miss Martha li. Blackstone, daughter of J. c. Blackstone, was murdered by a masked burglar In the home of Mrs. Sarah J. Dow at Round lull tonight. Miss Harriet Dow, daugh ter of the house, was shot in the head and removed to a Springfield hospital, where she is dying. The murderer es- if caped. The police have no description of the slayer except the one Mrs. Dow and j her daughter Lucy were able to give. J The police say in a general way the ■Vi crime resembles those of the men who terrorized the city last fall. . Mrs. Dow, her two daughters and Mlc;a Blackstone. who was a guest for thought, wen! seated In 'ho sitting room of the home, about a small table, solving a picture puzzle, when the In truder made a demand for money from ' the dining room. ** They looked up to see a masked man in tho dark doorway threatening them with a revolver. Mrs. Dow retained her composure and replied, "We have no 'money," but Miss Blackstono, In fright, ■ Jumped to her feet and ran. screaming Into a reception room to the right of the living room. "If you want to be killed, keep on screaming,"' the burglar shouted, and tired as he spoke, the bullet entering Miss Blackstone'a left breast. Death - followed Instantly. The murderer hardly paused to see his victim fall before he turned the re volver on the group, shooting Miss Harriet Dow in the head. He then ran to the front door, leaped over the piaz za rail and disappeared. The four women were alone #n the house, and the murderer probably knew this. . • , The man probably entered the house while tin- family was at dinner and had concealed himself. in a closet. Mrs. Dow locked all the windows' and doors about 7 O'clock, and the police found all the locks turned and windows fast ened. Both Miss Blackstone and Miss Dow were teachers In the public - schools. Miss Blackstone was 39 years old and Miss Dow about 30. ■ Miss Dow's skull win- fractured, and trepanning will be resorted to In an effort to save her life. The murderer . caped through a grove surrounding the house. / Miss Black Stone graduated from ' Smith college in 1893. ASYLUM MADMAN FLEES ON HORSE Escapes from Patton Institution by Seizing Bridle from Woman's Hands I Special to The Herald.] SAN BERNARDINO, March 31.— Snatching the bridle of a horse from the hands of Mrs. Kdwin Wuite and Imping on the animal, Antonio Torres, an inmato of the I'atton asylum, this morning Moaped, and although fol lowed by a poSM of attendants on horiebACk Mid hi automobiles, he has not been captured tonight. Mrs. Walte, with Mrs. B. Scott Blair, wiir of the tuperintendent of the in stitution, anil other women wire honebaok riding. They had occasion 1.1 dismount, and one of the horsea roamed away. • It was while attendants and patients about tin' grounds, were endeavoring to capture the loose animal that Ton. tapped up behind,, Mrs.'; Waito and notched the bridle from , her hand. She attempted to stop his escape, but ho leaped on the steed and rode away at top speed. The maniac made Ills escape by crossing the.Santa Ana wash and was thought- to bo headed towards Oolton and Riverside. Torres was not a vio lent patient and was allowed the liber ty of the grounds. SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN DEMAND RIGHT TO VOTE Formal Request to Be Registered Refused by Clerk BAN FRANCISCO, March 31.—De manding the privilege of participating in the next state election and all others to follow, representatives of the Votes for Women Club of California made a formal request on the local registrar of voters today that their names be enrolled on the great register. C. H. King, a clerk in charge of the bureau, explained that under the law he could not qualify women as electors. Mrs. Keith, honorary president of the Women's club, called his attention to a sign outside the doors that bade all citizens eiiter and register. King ac knowledged that the women are citi zens, but passed the matter up to the elect ion commission. The women promised to appear be fore the commission on Anril 4 for a hearing. LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For Ixm Aiirpli-n mid Vicinity—Fair Fri day) continued warm) light north wind. Maximum temperature yesterday 79 degrees. Minimum temperature M decrees. . LOS ANGELES Death of old ml.Her In Bawtell* Jail remits In charge of inhumanity. * PAGE 9 Injunction suit to prevent city ' taking . garbage from betels reveal* fortune In refuse. . PAGE 5 Leslie natrls' trial for alleged theft be gins before Jury. PAOE 5 Derkum will try to lower De Roster's time In motorcycle exhibition at Ascot park Sunday. PAGE 11 Two embezzlers confess and are placed on probation; roqulred to make good by monthly payments. i PAGE 5 Hollywood Cemetery association »ill peti tion council to deny request for abandon ment of burying ground. I'AOK 9 Politics sizzling In Annandale school dis trict, where efforts are being made to defeat members of board. PAGHJ ( Harbor sea sheet crop disappears and private persons are reaping'profits. PACE 8 Justice of Peace Ling baffled by fresh-egg problem. PAGE I Puente hills farmers terrorized by moun tain lion. PAR 8 Plan breeches buoy for surf victims at Long Beach. PAGE 4 Good Government association Is problem , to parties. PAGE 4 Possibility that Works may have no op position for the senate excites politicians. PAGE 4 Woman alleges arrested maiden rtole her clothes. PAGE 7 Preliminary hearings of F. W. Bayllss and wife, both facing court charges, go over until April H. PAGE 7 V. M. C, A. celebrates "second aviation week" with banauet. at which Presi dent Letts Is host. PAGE II Improvement associations will give pupils outing at Sunset hills. PAGE 16 Burning of city's garbage new plan of city council. . "AGB 6 Editorial, Letter Box, — •*<*.zx**ma. FAGi: 4 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. FAQS li Society, clubs, music. PAGE 7 News of tho courts. PAtiß 6 Municipal affairs. PAGE 5 City brevities. s PAOE 6 Mines and oil fields. PAGE 13 Markets and financial. PAGE 12 Sports. I'AUIS'IO Automobiles. PAGE 11 SOUTH CALIFORNIA California Congress of Mothers deplores existence of double standard. I'AGE It Biggest plow manufacturing concern in - the world will Increase wages of its employee. ' PAGE 16 Chlno citizens ask court to Interfere with Methodists building church. PAG 11 Committee named to prepare tentative plans for Improving Carmellta grounds at Pasadena. PAOE 11 COAST Asylum madman escapes on horseback. PAGB ' Eleanor Bears, society girl, begins walk from Burllngame to Monterey on wager; covers forty-three miles In twelve hours. - PAGE 1 Italy of engineer, I shot by Bakersfield " so ciety man, found banging on a* fence rail. PAGE 2 Delegates to T. W. C A. conference at Santa Crux enjoy an excursion to big tree grove. PAGE I EASTERN Former probate Judge In Columbus, Ohio, Indicted for bribery, goes to Jail himself, refusing to give ball, eon gets him out. PAGE 1 Mayor Gaynor starts long expected shake up In New York police department. PAGE 3 William Brand, taken from Pennsylvania prison to Pittsburgh confesses receiving bribes. '• PAGE 1 Wealthy grand Jurors In New York refuse to i indict employers charged with con spiracy against union. PAG 3 Taft says east Is more potent In congress than west because It keeps representa tives in service tor long periods. PAGE 1 Vice president of American Surety company tells of paying $6461* to get bill through New York legislature. PAGE 1 Senators ask Root marry questions In the - course of his three-hour speech In sup port of the railroad bill. PAGE 2 New Jersey officials seek extradition of Armour and other Indicted meat packers. PAGE 1 Three hundred mariners strike In New York harbor for more pay and less I, work. PAGE 1 One woman killed -and another Is wounded by masked burglar at Bprlngneld. Mass. PAGE 1 Three hundred thousand cos^ miners quit work at midnight In thirteen states. ;•;■;; .page 1 New bill being framed to stop trans actions In cotton futures. - PAGE 1 FOREIGN Admiral Fournler believes conflicting Inter ests of United States and Japan In far east likely to cause war. PAGE 3 Details of great storm off Japanese coast show more than 1100 fishermen were drowned. PAGE 3 House of common* fighting to strip lords of veto power. • PAOE 3 General. election in England within six weeks Is predicted. PAGE 3 FORMER JUDGE SCORNS BAIL AND GOES TO JAIL [Associated Tress] COLUMBUS, 0., March 31.—The Franklin county grand Jury'last night returned forty-nine indictments against six men on the charge of rendering false bills and collecting money thereon. Those Indicted are Judge John T. Gale, president of the Ruggles-Gale com pany of Columbus; G. T. Rugglea, vice president of that company; George E. Wood, flerk, under former Secretary of State La., 'n; Harry E. King of War ren, former clerk under Railroad Com missioner Morris; J. E. McCafferty and J. T. .Paine. Gale, a foiner probate judge, went to jail voluntarily rather than giy'j bond for his appearance for trial. Al though an aged man, he passed several hours in a cell, nervously smoking a cigar. Finally he was persuaded by oil son to give bond and was released. The Indictment against Gale charges that ho gave bribes to George E. Woods. It Is the sequel of differences between the partners in the Ruggles <;,ile company. Gale has gained con trol of the company after much fight ing. It is) charged that he expended $345 in giving bribes. Harry E. King of Cleveland, former clerk in the state railroad commis sioners' office, indicted with Gale on a similar charge, gave bond in tho sum of $1000. . ' WEALTHY PACKER TO BE EXTRADITED FOR ALLEGED CONSPIRACY s 8 ■ J. OGDEN ARMOUR SEEK EXTRADITION OF OGDEN ARMOUR New Jersey Officials Are After In dicted Millionaires—Lat ter Resist [Associated Press] NEW YORK, March 31.—Requisition papers for the extradition of J. Ogden Armour of Chicago, who was recently indicted by the Hudson county (New Jerßoy) grand Jury for conspiracy in controlling prices of meat products, were filed with Governor Fort at Trenton today by Prosecutor Garven of Jersey City. Requisition papers wore tiled several days ago with Governor Fort for the extradition of Louis F. Swift and Ed ward Morris. It Is understood that before Governor Fort will sign the papers he will hear argument by coun sel for 1 the Indicted men showing they were not in New Jersey at the Ulna the lwlietments Were found aeri.nst them and that they are not liable to extradition. EAST OUTCLASSES WEST IN CONGRESS, SAYS TAFT Atalntic States Keep Same Men as Representatives, Is Reason Advanced [Associated Prr-.«s| WASHINGTON, March 31 .—President Taft, In an address before the Ohio as sociation of Washington tonight, point ed out that the dominating power of eastern states In congress lies In tho fact that they keep men in offlco when they place them there. He contrasted tho Influence of the east in legislative matters with that of the west. "Why is it," asked the president, "that the small states of the east exer cise ao much power In congress? It is not because an eastern man has more capacity in the matter of legislation than a western man. It is because when the eastern states get a good rep resentative they keep liim as long as he lives, and then he has an influence that vastly exceeds the. mere numeric ni representation in politics. "I don't know whether this is quite germane to the subject of this occasion, but it occurs to me to say this because l as though we are all Interested in having Ohio well represented and in having Ohio make herself felt In the legislation of this country by adopting a system that will certainly bring about the weight she is entitled to." MANY DIE IN TORNADO THAT SWEEPS AUSTRIA [Associated Frees] TRIESTE, Austria, March —The fiercest tornado in years, accompanied by a heavy snow, has caused Immense damage and loss of ' life in southern Austria.' A passenger train was blown ; off the . rails near Muggia and rolled down an embankment,. killing four persons and injuring eighteen. i Steamship navigation lias been [ sus pended and great damage was wrought in' the new harbor. Several steamers of' the Austrian Lloyd line : dragged their anchors and narrowly escaped disaster. '■ ' SNOW STORM HITS VIENNA • VIENNA, «' March 31.—This city is 'Buffering greatly from a heavy, snow storm, which has extended, over a con siderable part of the country, f Many accidents. are reported and several deaths, : and. the, tramway, .;.. telegraph and telephone services are • practically at a standstill. __ \ MARIE CORELLI U.L OF PNEUMONIA IN LONDON LONDON, March 31.—Marie Coivlli, the novelist is seriously ill of pneu monia .it tier homo, Mazon Croft, Ktrntford-on-Avon. Her condition has given rise to considerable alarm. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 1, 1910. TELLS OF PAYING LOBBYISTS- $6469 TO GET NEW LAW Surety Company Official Testifies in New York Fire Insur ance Scandal HAMILTON'S BILL IS $10,000 Henry C. Wilcox Says Statement Startled Him-Compro mise Effected [Associated Press] "VTEW YORK, March-31.—How WII NEW YORK, March 31.—How Wil liam H. Buckley, accelerator of -*•" Insurance legislation, . and the late "Andy" Hamilton, keeper of the life Insurance "yellow dog" fund of former years, worked shoulder to shoul der, oiling legislative wheels at Albany, was brought out today at the fire In surance inquiry conducted by William H. Hotchkiss, state superintendent of insurance. Hamilton, the evidence showed, re ceived no less than $8999 from certain companies In 1901. Hamilton's name was put on the record through the tes timony of Henry C. Wilsox, vice presi dent of the American Surety company. In 1901 WIICOX testified the fire Insur ance companies caused to be intro duced in the legislature a bill to ex empt unearned premium reserves from taxation. Mr. Wilcox wanted to have the casualty and surety companies includ ed in the exemption and accordingly went to Albany. He tried to get Sen ator Raines and Assemblyman Lewis Interested, but failed. Then he Runted up Buckley and told him his troubles. Buckley, he said, told htm that Ham ilton was the one to help him. Buck ley telephoned to Hamilton and said Hamilton agreed to take It up. Wilcox left Albany and the amend ment went through as desired. When it was all over Hamilton sent a bill for $10,000 to the American Surety com pany. "Did he tell you he had to pay out any of the money?" the witness was asked. .. "He conveyed to me the suggestion that he had assumed obligations which he could not meet unless the full amount were paid." This was as strong as Wllcox would put It. He thought the bill too large, but as a compromise, he.said, he sent, three checks to Hamilton aggregating $6469 Later the National Surety com pany paid $2530 to Hamilton. George P. Seward's charge that Ed ward A. Brown offered In 1892, In. be half of Senator "Big Tim" Sullivan, to have any Insurance bill killed for $10, --000 was corroboroated In some details by K. E. Clapp, formerly of the Fidel ity and Casualty company, of which Mr. Reward Is president. Elijah R. Kennedy also testified dur ing the afternoon session. Kennedy In 1901 got through a bill exempting re insurance reserves from taxation at a cost of $13,311 to the fire Insurance companies. Mr. Hotchkiss produced a transcript of Mr. Kennedy's account with the Nassau bank. It showed the deposit of $8311 from the underwriters board to Kennedy In May, 1901, it be ing all but $6000 of the $13,311. The $5000 was afterward made up to Ken nedy by the late George P. Sheldon, who collected the fund from the com panies. __^_~«____ ; BRAND CONFESSES RECEIVING BRIBE Pittsburg Man Leaves Prison to Tell Story-Three Take Immunity Bath [Associated Fresiil PITTSJU'H'i. March 81.- William Brand, formerly president of the com mon council, who was brought from the penitentiary to testify before the grand Jury, today contributed his full confession to help the graft probers In trailing the men "higher up." Brand's confession and that of Charlei Stewart leaves but one more Important witness to be heard, it Is said. This witness is Councilman Hugh Ferguson, who was at tho courthouse today leaking an opportunity to tell his story. More directors and employes of banks were before the jury today, M were also two young women, Betale Curry and Nellie Sherlock, telephone operators at the Farmers National De posit ban];. Three more councilmen took the "im munity bath" by pleading no defense to charges of taking bribes. These were Samuel Poster, who admitted getting $400 from Stewart for his voto on the bank ordinance; T. O. Atkin son who confessed to receiving a bribe of $100 from Dr. W. H. Weber for his vote on a street ordinance and $500 from Stewart to support the bank or dinance, and John McCartney, a form er selectman, who said he got $400 for hi* votes on both ordinances. Under threats of commitment to jail fourteen of the men recently indicted appeared otday with bondsmen who gave bail of $5000 for their appearance in court later. DEATH SUMMONS IWAKURA, GREAT PRINCE OF JAPAN TOKIO, April I.—Prince Tomosada Iwakura, minister or the imperial household, died today. H<' wai former -1 vice crand chamberlain, privy coun cillor and director of the peerage. He was born In 1851, and was the oldest son of the late Prince Iwakura, a lead ing Imperialist in the struggle that led to the restoration. PRESIDENT OF MINE WORKERS IN CONTROL OF BIG COAL STRIKE // lißif^lLl THOMAS L. LEWIS ELEANOR SEARS IS IMITATING WESTON Society Girl Now Walking 105 Miles on Wager—Covers 43 in Twelve Hours SAN JOSE, March 31.—Miss Eleanor Sears, the Boston society girl who startled the fashionables of Burlin game yesterday by asserting that she could walk from Burlingame to Mon terey, 105 miles, in sixty hours, is on her way. She arrived here at 2:30 this afternoon, rested until 5 o'clock and then resumed her tramp. At 7 o'clock she had reached Edenvale, eight miles BOUth, and at 8:15 she arrived at Coyote, five miles farther. It was her plan when she left here to stop at GU roy for the night. Miss Sears expressed a willingness yesterday to walk against any woman athlete over the course sho Is now covering. No one accepted the chal lenge, so she laid a wager that she could walk the distance in sixty hours. Her time from Burlingame to San Jose, thirty miles, was eight and one-half hours. The day was hot and she showed some fatigue, but after resting here she said she felt completely re freshed. She lost considerable time to day trying to dodge many camera operators >vho tried for snapshots from many vantage points. Mi:S Sears expects to cover the 105 miles In fifty-five hours. Miss Sears reached Morgan Hill, twenty miles from San Jose, at 11 o'clock, and after a rest of fifteen minutes started on her way again, de termined not to stop for the night until she reached GUroy. She Is ac companied by a party of friends In two automobiles. Stuart Lowry has been walking with her during the evening. FRAME BILL TO STOP COTTON FUTURE DEALS Sub Committee on Agriculture to Eliminate Futures in Cot ton Exchanges WASHINGTON, March 31.—1t is probable there will be a new cotton anti-option bill, likewise to be known as the Scott bill, to cover amendments to the original measure introduced by Chairman Scott of the house commit tee on agriculture prohibiting transac tions in futures in commercial mar kets. It is practically settled, as far as the sub-committee on agriculture is con cerned, that the grain exchanges will not be affected by the proposed legis lation, the subcommittee taking the po sition that there is no sentiment in the west for such elimination of the grain exchanges, as in the cotton ex changes, and the grain representatives who testiiled before the committee, made a better showing than the cot ton exchange officials presented. Thre was no final action at this afternoon's session of the subcommit tee, but probably by Saturday morning a bill designed to stop effectually fu ture dealings on the cotton exchange, will be ready for submission. The full committee will not meet un til the middle of next week. RANCHMAN PURSUING CATTLE RUSTLER SHOT John Howard of Whittier Said to Be Dying in Suburban Hospital John Howard, a Whittier ranchman, - us shot last night by a Mexican cat tle rustler, whom he was pursuing to recover a stolen horse. He is dying in the Whittier hospital. Deputy sher i"s organized a posse late last night and a dragnet has been spread for miles in the vicinity where the crime was committed. The Mexican, whose namo could not be learned, was discovered by Howard in his own, corral. The rustler was j leading tho horse out, and when How | ard appeared he Jumped upon the • horse's back and dashed away. How ard, taking another horse, started in j pursuit, whereupon the Mexican wheel- I id in his horse and fired several shots ! from ii rille ho was carrying. Howard toppled from his mount, severely ; wounded. He was hurried to the Whit j tier hospital, but It is not thought ho ' ian recover. • , SINGLE COPIES: hally, 2ci scndat, s« Q±l>l Ijc-LjH* on trains, s cents 300,000 MINERS QUIT WORK AT MIDNIGHT IN THIRTEEN STATES; WIN FIRST VICTORY IN INDIANA Operators in Block Field Grant Increase of Five Cents an Hour; Officers of Na tional Union Confident PREDICT AGREEMENTS IN FEW DAYS Employes Expect Shutdown to Last Month and Have Stored Much Fuel in An ticipation of Long Struggle INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 31.—Thomas L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America, said tonight that 300, --000 coal miners have quit work pending agreements regarding wage scales. The distribution of the strikers in this record-breaking struggle is given as follows: District Men Out District Men Out Western Pennsylvania .. 100,000 Michigan 3,000 Ohio 47,000 Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, Indiana 18,U00 Oklahoma 25,000 West Virginia 10,000 Colorado 5,000 Illinois 72,000 Western Kentucky 5,000 lowa 15,0001 INDIANArOL. , March 31.—Three hundred thousand organized miners jpf the bituminous coal fields of l'fnnsyl \ -inla, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, lowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Ar kansas quit work at midnight tonight, l mling settlement of a new wage scale. President Thomas L. Lewis of the Un:ted Mine Workers of America de clared a total of 300,000 men had quit work. Other officers said the walkout was not a strike, but merely a suspen sion of work because no wage scale had been made to replace the old scale, which expired with March. The miners demand an increase of pay, in tome Instance! of 5 cent! a tin and in other instances more, with certain changes in working condi tions. Confidence was expressed by the operators that there would be no long suspension, or coal famine, us large quantities have been stored in antici pation of the walkout. While the miners predict the sus- P nnion will be cut sliort by a prompt signing of wage scales, some of the operators maintain the mines may be kept closed for a month or longer. The first settlement came In an an- nouncement from Brazil, Ind., the cen ter of the Indiana block field, where the demand for a 5-cent increase waa granted. The conditions In the various ■tatei, reported to the national union l.ea<l .uarters, follow: Illinois—9oo mines closed, 72,000 min ers out; join conferem ■•■ on *t|M called for Monday In Chicago. Oper ators say men demand increase of 10 cents a ton; possibility of a four months' shutdown; two months supply of coal on hand; no immediate coal famine in Cl.icago. Indiana —18,000 miners out; confer ence arranged for Wednesday at Terre Haute. P ennsylvania—loo,ooo men out; tem porary scalo exoeeted by Saturday; set tlement of the" powder question to be held in abeyance. lowa—ir>,ooo miners oat; every mine in lowa closed pending settlement of the wage scale. Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Ar- kansas —Comprising the southwestern Interestate field, 25,000 miners out; early settlement expected; miners as sert they have $400,000 to carry out fight. 0hi0—47,000 miners out; state le.ider declares It is a brief suspension; at Loraln steel plant shut down and threw out 4000 men because of coal shortage Reviewing the situation President Lewis said: "When the national executive board adjourned tonight we all felt the pros pect was very satisfactory for the miners. In many districts it is now only a question of the miners and op erators sitting down together and talk ing over business. "In eastern Ohio, where we expected strong opposition, it is reported three of the largest companies are ready to sign the contract we formulated at our recent meeting in Chicago. "In Indiana and the Hocking dis trict in Ohio, we will reach a settle ment next week. There probably will be more difficulty in western Pennsyl vania and in Illinois, where the pow der and shot flrers' wage questions are Involved." EXPECT HARD FIGHT IN SOUTHWESTERN FIELD Miners and Operators Are Far Apart on Question of Fair Wage Scale [Associated Press] KANSAS CITY. March 31.—Approx imately 35,000 union coal miners quit work in the southwestern field, com posed of the states of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, today. The men went out quietly. They were ordered out from the miners' headquarters at Pittsburg, Kas. When the operators learned of this move they requested the men to re move their tools upon leaving the shafts today. This was done. Engineers, flremsn and pump men irttfne remained at work. It is said an effort is being made by miners to in duce these workers to quit. The oper ators, however, profess no fear on this score. 3oth miners and operators predict a i long, determined fight in this field. CENTS [Associated Press] Last month an effort was made in ■a joint convention to reach an agree ment. It was a stormy meeting and at no time were tiey near a settle ment. The operators claim they cannot grant the increased wages demanded by the men because of the competition Ironi non-union men and dealers in fuel oil and pas is too keen. For thirty days railroads and other consumers of coal have been, storing fuel and no immediate famlno Is feared. 300 MARINERS STRIKE IN N. I-, HALT TRAFFIC CAisoclated Press} NEW YORK, March 31.—About 15i> masters and 150 pilots of New York; harbor, members of the American As sociation of Masters, Mates and Pi lots quit '.york at midnight, putting out of service seventy-flve tugs be longing to four trunk line railroads and the pilots and masters employed by Arbuckle Brothers' sugar refinery, which owns a small fleet of tugs of its own. Four h.mdred cook«, firemen anit deck hands, less certain of their ground, decided to hold their Jobs for the present. In a statcnjent the companies said they had received applications for work from 1000 men in Albany, Boston and New York, and that their boats would run as usual within a few hours after the strike began. The strike affects the freight traffic of the harbor only. Under the provisions of the admiral ty law officers holding federal licensee are forbidden to go on a strike on pen alty of losing their licenses, without which they cannot obtain employment. Therefore the men chose to resign, but it is understood their action fol lows a refusal of the four roads to grant their demands for less work ana more pay. Three roads agreed on a settlement during the day and averted trouble. The other roads have appea'ed to the department of commerce and labor. The four railroads affected are Hie Delaware, Laekawanna & Western; the Central New Jersey, the Baltimore & Ohio and the Lehigh Valley. The New York Central; the New York, New Haven & Hartford and tho Erie reached understandings, the terms of which are not given out. The Pennsylvania recently offered its men a 6 per cent advance in pay, con tinuing the vacation of one week with pay which they now enjoy, and giving them every other Sunday oft. The offer was voluntary and the men accepted It. From the other roalf, however, they demanded $5 a month advance in wages, one week's vacation and every Sunday off, and have declined a com promise identical with tho Pennsyl vania, settlement. ILLINOIS OPERATORS READY TO CONCEDE SOME POINTS ST. LOUIS, March 31.—Nine hundred coal mines in Illinois closed down this afternoon and tonight and 72,000 min ers Stopped work. Tho mines will be ClOMd until a new wagu scale is signed, the old agreement expiring at 5 o'clock today. When the whistles blow at the "end of the day shift the miners walked out with their Implements and the work ings wertf turned over to the pumpmen and engineers, who will be the only men at work tomorrow morning. The mines wrtll be closed for probably six ty days and possibly for four months, according to statements by members of the operators' executive commit tee. O. L. Garrison, president of the BiK Muddy Coal and Iron company and a member of the committee, says the operators are willing to grant an in crease In wage* but will not pay tho shotflrers, and it Is upon this latter point negotiations may fail. 3000 TOBACCO WORKERS OUT; 5000 MORE MAY STRIKE LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 31.—More than 3000 white and negro men, women and children, employed in the Ameri can Tobacco company stemmerios, struck today for higher wages. Twice today the police were called to keep the strikers and their followers orderly as they marched from one factory to another. Ten arrests were mail' . Nearly 5000 other employes threaten to strike in the plug tobacco and cigar departments.