The New York Times from New York, New York on March 12, 1906 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The New York Times from New York, New York · Page 1

New York, New York
Issue Date:
Monday, March 12, 1906
Page 1
Start Free Trial

"Ail the News That's Fit to Print." THE WEATHER. . Rain' to-day; fair and colder tomorrow; variable winds. .-v. VOL. LV....NO. 17,579. NEW YORK, MONDAY. MARCH 12, 1906. EIGHTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT la GfMtf JTw Tartc. I ria. Jersey City, aad Newark, I TWO CJLSTTa, mm THE PHILADELPHIA HIT BY A GIANT COMBER Uner's Passengers, Hurled to the Floor, Began to Pray. H LOTS OF DAMAGE WAS DONE But Only One Person Hurt Capt. Mills Never Saw 8uch a Wave -Circus People Aboard. rbe American Line steamship Philadelphia, In yesterday from Southampton, brought In a story of a big wave. On Friday evening last, when the liner was nearlng the American mainland, she hipped a sea that shook th groat ship from item to stern and broke In several Aoorn. snapped off a piece of the bow sprit, loosened stays, twisted the bridge and some of the forward railings, and tfcrsw the passengers Into a panic It was about 9 o'clock when the Comber came over, and the passengers had Just assembled In the main saloon to participate In the concert that Is the distinguishing event of the last Friday night at sea. The concert was not finished. The ship had a large number of people on board who make their living In the show business, and the result was that the-programme for the concert was an unusually good one. The concert had just started, and Percy " Elliott, the London pianist, was playing an overture, when the ship gave a tremendous lurch. The lurch was accompanied by a terrific whack, due to the fierce Impact of a giant sea against the liner's side. A moment later everybody In the saloon was sprawling on tho floor. Some of them, Instead of rising, remained on their knees to pray, not knowing how serious was the rrsult of the blow that the ship had received. The .' hiladelphla reeled and Quivered tinder the shock for almost five minutes. Then some of the officers ran into tlia saloon, shouting that everybody was sate and begging the more excited of the crowd to be culm. The wave came over forward and struck the officers' house, breaking In several of the doors, flooding the compartments of all tho officers from the Captain uown, and in some Instances ruining their clothes. leaving the officers' quarters the water made its way down into the saloon apartments, flooding the vestibules, passageways, and the drawing-room. Some of the passengers, in describing tlx? nflow, declared that it was nearly knee deep in the saloon, but the accuracy of this was denied by others. Despite the terrific shaking which the ship received, the passengers, with 'one' exception, escaped unhurt. The exception -was an Ureullne Sister, who was thrown from her berth and received several bruises. When the wave hit the ship, those of the passengers who had retired ran Into the saloon to find out what the matter was. When they saw the praying men and women, they too became excited and some of them started to pray. In the second cabin and steerage apartments the excitement was almost as great as it was in the saloon. No water penetrate these quarters, however, and the persons In them were soon quieted by the officers. Capt. Mills was on the bridge when his ship shipped the sea. Seeing that it would be impossible to force his vessel forward in such tremendous seas as were running, he turned her into the trough, where for the next hour and a half the ship rode the storm in gallant fashion. Yesterday, in speaking of the wave. Capt. Mills said that in all his experience -n the Atlantic he had never on-countered a wave of the magnitude of the one that struck the Philadelphia on Friday. " It seemed." said Capt. Mills, " that the wave picked us up as if we had been only a tiny shell, tossod us up into the air. and then as we fell caught us again and put us down." The skipper milled that on the afternoon of Friday h!s glass dropped to 28. .TO, which was the lowest he had se-n this Winter. At tim-!i he said, the wind blew eighty miles an hour. The Kale bogan as a southerly one and ended southeasterly. The Marconi apparatus on the liner was considerably damaged in the bang that the liner received. Just before the Philadelphia was docked Customs Inspector Timothy Donohue saw a man aboard pitch an overcoat to another roan, who nu on the dock. Donohue decided to find out why the man on board was so anxious to get his coat ashore, so he went up to the man on the pier and asked permission to examine the garment. Within its Untrue Donohue found lmi yards of white lace and some dress goods of fine texture. The laeo and dress goods were sent to the Public Stores. After the liner docked it was found that another passenger, a woman, had about forty yards of black lace that' she had forgotten to declare. She id she had failed to do so because she wanted rto find out If It was possible to smuggle foods Into the United States. Her lace was sent to the Public Stores. Most prominent among the score of show people who came for the Barnum Bailey Circus, which is to open in Madison Square Garden Thursday evening of next week, was Mile. Octave La Tour, the young woman who will make the " dip of death " in an automobile. This act is another . of the loop-the-gap contrivances. Other performers who came over were Pepe and Jerome, said to be the highest-Miced clowns in Europe; the Four Bar-lets, whirlwind dancers: Manraret von Ptutterheinn, the equestrienne; Austin brojhf-rs. equestrians; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lowes and their troupe of eleven acrobats, the Gumathaa troupe of wo- tnen acrobats, and the Dundine family, also acrobats. Th Dundine family will PPar with the Rlngllng Brothers' Cir cus.' INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Amusements. Page 9. Arrivals of Out-of-Town Buvera. Pace T. financial News Pares 10. 11. 12. and 13. tarlne Intelligence and Foreign Mails. eiety. Pajfe 8. weather Report. Page 8. terd.ay' rirss.-Paya 2. AtblAM v . f . . m. 1 r, m ,gi i VJ - w - ijT u Sseueer-s. U Maldea I-ane. THREE TRAINS IN WRECK. Expreaa on B. and O. Crashes Into Freight In a Snowstorm 2 Killed. Social to Th firm York Tim, FOSTORIA. Ohio, March 11. Two persons were killed and fourteen were Injured just before noon to-day when two freight' trains and the westbound flyer on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad were piled up a wreck at Godsend, five miles west of this place. . The disaster was due to a heavy snowstorm. A fast East-bound freight stopped at Godsend to take water. The snow obscured the train from the view of Albert Gaustke, engineer of the second section, which was following closely. No flagman had been sent back, according to the second train's engine crew. Gaustke saw the caboose of the first train Just In time to put ' on the ' air brakes and call to his fireman, C. XI Nicholson, to jump, and then to Jump himself. Both landed safely In the snowdrifts. Their engine tossed the caboose and some cars of the other train squarely across the westbound track. . Into this wreckage the westbound express drove itself. Engineer J. H. Slegel was trying to make up twenty, minutes on his schedule, and was cutting- through the snowstorm at fifty miles an hour. He was within 200 yards of the wreck before he knew of danger, and did not have time to slow down his train.. Neither he nor bis fireman. John Hootman, had time to Jump. The engine could not drive far into the wreckage and the stop was so sudden that the baggage car, mail car, smoker, and day coafh piled up thirty-five feet high. John Hootman of Chicago Junction, the passenger engine fireman, and W. Hoy, a mail clerk, of Wheeling, West Va, were killed. Benjamin C. Snook, a mail clerk, of Chicago Junction, was fatally hurt. Engineer Siegel had his left arm broken and was badly cut and scalded. Mrs. George Stair of Detroit had three ribs broken. The passengers in the smoker and day coach were badly shaken up and some were seriously hurt. That many of them escaped was due to the fact that these two cars rode up on to the wreck Instead of being smashed in It. Passengers in the Pullman and dining cars were thrown from their seats and, stunned, but they scrambled out of the "cars, which did not leave the tracks, and went to the aid of others. Flames caught the wreckage, and for a time the lives of the Injured were threatened. The uninjured of the passengers and train crews tore aside the debris and the victims were removed. Two, however, were quite badly burned before the rescuers could reach them. Steam from the broken engines scalded several persons who were aiding in the rescue work. Within half an hour all of the injured had been removed to the dining- car of the passenger train, and an hour later they were being cared for by physicians In the Hotel Sherwood here. STEIN ON CITY OWNERSHIP. Chicago's Counsel Predicts Personal Injury Suits Costing Millions. i SftciaJ to The Stv York Times. CHICAGO, March 11. Personal injury litigation that will cost the city millions of dollars every year under the municipal ownership of traction lines is predicted by City Attorney John F. Smulski. He sounds the warning in his annual report to the city Council, made public to-day and recommends amendments to the Mueller law that will remove the im pending danger. After calling attention to 700 lawsuits for personal damages filed against the city last year which were settled at a total cost of SiOO.OOO to the city, Mr. Smulski expresses the belief that the damage suits would be Increased more than twelve fold under municipal owner- hip. " The street railways of Chicago." said he, " have filed against them claims of every description, possibly to the number of IO.OiX) annually. I have it on good authority that these companies pay out in defraying expenses of their claim and law departments to charge of personal injury litigation, the settlement of claims and the payment of judgments recovered, upward of S2.000.000 annually. Knowing from past experience what success personal injury professionals have had against municipalities. I believe that the amount of claims and judgments recovered In the case of municipal ownership and .operation of street car lines would far exceed the sums paid out by the present street railway corporation, which have reduced the system to a sci ence." " PRINCE TSAI IN WASHINGTON. Chinese Commissioners Will Call on the President To-day. WASHINGTON. March 11. The Impe rial Chinese Commissioners, Prince Tsal-Tse. Chl-Heng, Governor of Shan-tung Province, and Li-Cheos-To. . Minister to Belgium, who are en route to Europe to investigate political conditions In Eng land, France, and Belgium, arrived here late this afternoon from New York. They wore entertained to-night by the Chinese Minister. To-morrow they will spend the day sightseeing and expect to call on the President and Secretary Root They will sail on Wednesday for Europe. The members of the Chinese Imperial High Commission left the Fifth Avenue Hotel at 11 o'clock yesterday morning for Washington. They were, accompanied by Sir Chengtung Liang-Cheng, the Chinese Minister to this country, and two of their secretaries. ,Po and Tso. The Prince's special bodyguards also went with the party. The secretary who has chars of the trunks was left behind. Dr. Kwan. the eminent Chinese physician to the Emperor, did not Tgo to Washington. He drove through Central Park yesterday after the Prince had departed. Asked whether the Prince had been ill 17 mmin here. Dr. Kwan said he had been troubled with a slight cold contracted while automoDuuig "Mi-Trolley Car Kills 7-Year-Old Boy. 'While on his way to buy a cent's worth of candy. James McFarland, seven years old.' of 828 Grenwlch Street, was run over In front of his home last night by Eig-hth Avenue electric car and instantly killed. The motorman. Frank Davis thirty-two years old. of 2utf East Fourteenth Street was locked up in the Charln sum u v v-tlon of the Coroner. ; New Charge for Bishop Potter. CLEVELAND. March 11. The Right Rev. William A. "Leonard. Episcopal mutton of Ohio, who for yer his had charge of the American Episcopal churches of Europe, but recently resigned that charge, was to-day notified that Bishop potter of New York had been chosen to fill bis poMUon. . i CARNEGIE ASSAULTS THE SPELLING BOOK To Pay the Cost of Reforming English Orthography. CAMPAIGN ABOUT TO' BEGIN Board 'Named, with Headquarters Here Local Societies Throughout the Country. Announcement ' was made yesterday that, an organization, including prominent men of affairs as well as men of letters, has been formed to urge the simplification of English spelling. This new body Is called the Simplified Spelling Board. It will appeal to all who for educational or practical reasons wish to make English spelling easier to learn. Andrew Carnegie has : undertaken to bear the expense of the organization. Mr. Carnegie has long been convinced that English might be made the world language of the future. and thus one of the influences leading to universal peace; and he believes that the chief obstacle to its speedy adoption is to be found in its contradictory and difficult spelling. The Simplified Spelling Board contains some thirty members, living in various parts of the Union. Some of them are authors of wide reputation; some are pro fessed scholars connected with leading universities; some are editors of the foremost American dictionaries; some are men distinguished in public life, and some are men of affairs, prominent in civil Ufa. The membership Is not yet complete. but it now Includes Chancellor Andrews of the University of Nebraska. Justice Brewer of the United States Supreme Court. President Butler of Columbia University. O. C. Blackmer of Chicago. Andrew Car negie, Mark Twain, Dr. Melvil Dewey, Dr. Isaac K. Funk, editor and publisher of The Standard Dictionary; Lyman J. Gage, ex-Secretary of the Treasury; Richard Watson .Gilder, editor of The Century Magazine; Dr. William T. Harris. United States Commissioner of Education and editor of Webster's International Diction ary; Prof. George Hempl of the University of Michigan, Col. Thomas Wentworth HIgglnson. Henry Holt. Prof. William James of Harvard, President Jordan of Leland Stanford University, Prof. Thomas R. Lounsbury of Yale, Prof. Francis A. March of Lafayette, Prof. Brander Matthews of Columbia, Dr. Benjamin E. Smith, editor, and Dr. Charles P. ' G. Scott, etymological editor, of The Century Dictionary; President H. H. Seedley of the Iowa State Normal School. Cedar Falls; Cot Charles E. Sprague, President of the Union Dime Savings Institution; Prof. Calvin Thomas of Columbia. Dr. William Hayes Ward, editor of The Independent. and President Woodward of the Carnegie institution- of Washington. The establishment of the Simplified Spelling Board is the result of an effort made within the last year to obtain the use, by men of position, or rtain simpli fied spellings, adopted some years ago by the National Educational Association and now used by several important publications. The response to this request was cordial. Hundreds of signatures were received, pledging the writers to use these simpler forms in their personal correspondence.' The members of the Simplified Spelling Board believe that the time is now ripe for a forward movement: They bo not intend to urge any violent alteration in the appearance of familiar words. They will not advance and extreme theories. They will not expect to accomplish their task in a day or in a year. They wish, in nrier. to expedite that process of simplification which has been going on in English, in spite of the opposition of conservatives, ever since the invention of printing, notably in the omission of silent and useless letters. The immediate activities of the Simpli fied Spelling Board wljl be directed by an Executive Committee chosen from the members residing in New York An office will be opened in New York to serve as headquarters for the work, and from this office the campaijrn of education will be conducted by a competent staff. Local societies win be organized- wherever a group of willing workers can be gathered togetner. comprenensive pians are Deing mapped out, which will take years for their lull .accomplishment. NEW SUBWAY SECTION DUG. Brooklyn Contractors Have Nearly Finished Their Work Under Land. A celebration was held yesterday by the contractors who are at work on the Brooklyn extension of the Subway because of the finishing of the north section of-- the land and river tunnel in Joraiemon Street, near Clinton. Two months ago there was a similar celebration when the south tube met the Brooklyn end of the river tunnel. The greatest difficulty was experienced by the contractors In constructing the north tube, because of the presence of Temple Bar, & twelve-story office build ing on the northwest corner of Court and Joraiemon Streets. The tube was completed, however, without disturbing the foundations of the building. In a few weeks, the tunnel tube will meet the Futton Street Subway in front of the courthouse. Then the land part of the ' extension will be completed. It runs to the Flatbush Avenue Station of the Long . Island Railroad. The river part of the extension will probably not be - done until December. BRYAN VICTORY IN ILLINOIS. Meeting of Majority Rule League Controlled by His Adherents. Spteiol to Tht Ntw York Timet. CHICAGO, March 11. Adherents of William J. Bryan were in the ascendant at the meeting of the Democ ratio Majority Rule League to-day at the Palmer House. The meeting was attended by delegates from every county in the State outside of Cook County. A protest against " gang rule " tactics, such as prevailed at the last State Convention, and a " declaration of independence " from National Committeeman Hopkins were adopted. A resolution 'was passed over the objections of various Hearst leaders present asking tht county conventions to Instruct their delegates to the State Convention to vote for Congressman Henry T. Ralney. weil known as a Bryan man, for temporary Chairman. James Reddon of Ver-trillion County, who had been asking for a direct Bryan indorsement, said he was satisfied with this result. It was tacitly agreed that Gen. Alfred M. Ore n dor f of Springfield should be the League's candidate for United States Senator. Orendort Is another Bryan adherent. -: : .- a luxurious train between New Tor and Chicago by tut New York Central Lines. Leaves New Tork 5:30 P. M.. arrives Chicago st 4:00 nut afternoon. La.ven Cbiceco S:SO P. 1L. arrives 2s. w. York, &. aut afternoon, JLdv. MISS ANTHONY VERY L0W.: 8udden Sinking1 Spell Follows a 8eenv - - ' j .' Ing Gain.' ROCHESTER. March 11. Miss . Susan B. Anthony is very low. and is not expected to survive many hours. She was taken with a sudden pain In the heart at 8:80 o'clock this afternoon, and became unconscious and has remained so most of the time ever since. Relatives have been summoned to her bedside. Up to the time of her sinking spell MIs Anthony had appeared to be on the gain. She ate dinner cbout 2 o'clock and seemed to have a good appetite. The Rev. Anna Shaw,- who has been here several days; talked with her. and she was in cheerful spirits. She is able to make a few wants known, but most of the time is unconscious and appears to be gradually sinking. NEILL MEETS IVuTCHELL. Commissioner of Labor May Have Acted by the Prealdent's Request. PHILADELPHIA. March 11. Charles P. Neill. United States Commissioner of Labor,, and President Mitchell of the Miners' Union held a conference at the Hotel; Walton here to-day. The meeting was the result of an arrangement made on Saturday when Mr. Mitchell agreed to stop off here for a few hours, while on his way to Indianapolis. Neither Mr. Neill nor Mr. Mitchell would disclose the nature of their conference, Mr. Mitchell saying it . would not be wise to do so at this time. It is believed, however, that Mr. Neill came here to see Mr. Mitchell at the Instance of President Roosevelt. Neither Mr. Mitchell nor Mr. Neill made any secret of their belief that the situation in the-anthracite region is grave. " It Is as bad and as critical as it can be without coming to an oten rupture," said the Commissioner of Labor. " The outlook is serious," Was Mr. Mitchell's cmly comment. After the conference Mr.. Mitchel left for the West and Mr. Neill returned to Washington. POWERS COERCED FRANCE ? Correspondent Thinks Outcome at Algeclras a Defeat for Her. LONDON, Monday, March 12. The correspondent of The Daily Mall at Algeclras represents France as having been coerced by the neutral powers into making concessions on the police question, probably as the result of apprehension on the part of the powers that the failure of the conference would mean war. The correspondent declares that for France to enter Morocco as one of two powers subject to the domination of a third power would be suicidal. It would be better for France, he. says, to sur render all her Interests in Morocco rather than suffer such a loss of prestige. ALGECIRAS, March 11. The Committee on Redaction having in charge the adjustment, of ..the. remaining differences between France and Germany over the Moroccan police question and the question of the bank assembled twice to-day. On the bank question an agreement was reached on every point except the allotment of the capital, which will probably be left to the decision of the conference. The police question was not discussed formally in the sittings to-day. The delegates, however, went over the situation Informally, and there Is a feeling of confidence among the representatives of the neutral powers that a settlement of the question will be reached within a week. FpRMERMONK TO MARRY. Released from Trapplst Vows by Pope Bride-Elect a Widow. ' Special to Tht Ktw York Timet. DUBUQUE, Iowa, March 11. Joseph Graham, who spent twenty-five years of his life as a Trapplst monk in the monastery at New Mallory, near here, and left that Institution a year ago on a special dlspeusatlon of the Pope, is to marry Mrs. Dora Colbert, a young widow of Dubuque. The Trapplsts have rigorous rules. The members never leave the monastery, and hold conversations sunorrg themselves for only an hour each week. Twenty-six years ago Graham, then young man, took the vows of silence and entered the monastery. A year ago the head of the society asked his iclease, so hi could go back Into the worJJ to market ; a patent wagon- body, which the ironka had patented. Since then Graham has lived in Dubuque, where he became acquainted with Mrs, Colbert. The marriage will take place lu the Spring. 50,000 GO TO CONEY ISLAND. Transportation Facilities Overtaxed Most of the Small Shows Renovated. It was a renovated Coney Island that more than 60,000 people visited yesterday. Early In the afternoon they began going down to the resort, and the transportation facilities were taxed to their utmost. Five-car express trains were put In service by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, and. even these, running on a ten-minute headway, failed property to take care of the crowds. Surf Avenue presents an entirely new appearance, and while tittle is to be seen behind the large board fences that are in front of the large parks, about all the smaller amusement devices have been revised and enlarged. All along the old Bowery the crowd was reminiscent of a Summer's day. People elbowed with each other good na-turedly.. and the Ocean Boulevard was thronged with vehicles of every description. ' Two officers of Inspector Cross's staff who had been detailed to catch speeding autolsts made two arrests. At the Coney Island Station the prisoners gave the names of William Green. 72 Macon Street, and Richard J. Nelson. 78 Fourteenth Street.- They will be arraigned in the Coney Island Court this morning. The amusement purveyors are predicting a banner year, and the season Is to open early and run late into the Fall. Capt. Harklns, the new commander of the Coney Island police station, had little difficulty in handling the crowd, which was an orderly one. When the cuon ts fully opened a special traffic squad will be organised to relieve some of the congestion on Surf Avenue and the Bowery. Charles M. Schwab Home, Tired. -Charles M. Schwab, who return from his Western Journey on Saturday, was resting yesterday In his ' new home, on Riverside Drive. It was said there yesterday that he still had sv bad cold auad was tired out by bis Journey. - ' i : Burnett's Extract 'ef VaaQla ' ts the standard everywhere. At best grocers. Adv. MAGOON IN THE CABINET IF TAFT GOES ON BENCH Governor of Panama ; May Become Secretary of War. f MEYER AS NAVY SECRETARY Bonaparte Likely to Become Attorney General Upon Moody's Retirement from the Department of Justice. - Special to Tk Now York Timet. - WASHINGTON. March 1L The prospective retirement of Secretary Taf t from the Cabinet to become a Justice of the Supreme Court has renewed the talk in Washington of other Impending Cabinet changes. There has been no development to-day In the situation with regard to Taft. but it is . accepted even by his close friends as practically certain that the President will persist in his request that the War Secretary take the place, which. means that Taft will acquiesce. There has beer, considerable speculation as to his successor in the War Depart-mentbut among those in the best position to know, the only name which has received serious consideration is that of Charles E. Magoon. now Civil Governor of the Panama Canal Zone, member of the Canal Commission,' and Minister to Panama. Judge Magoon has had much the same sort of training for the War portfolio that Secretary Taft had had when he took it up, and he 1 much more familiar with the Ad ministration' a problems In the Canal Zone and the Philippines than any other man on whom the President could calL It has been suggested that Mr. Roosevelt might subordinate the Philippine and army features of the War Secretary's duties to those of canal work and select Chairman Shonts of the Canal Commission for the Cabinet place, but 1t is recognized that Magoon's general qualifications for the post far outweigh those of the railroad-canal man. It has been the understanding for some time here that upon the retirement of Attorney General Moody, which is scheduled for some time in the Spring. Secretary Bonaparte would leave the Navy Department to become Attorney General. It is now said that when that change occurs Ambassador Meyer will come home from St. Petersburg to take the aavy portfolio. The selection of Mr. Meyer for the Navy Secretaryship would balance the appointment of Magoon to be Secretary of War, and retain to New England the place In the Cabinet which tradition has always given her. Mrs. Meyer and the Misses Meyer, who are occupying Lady Susan Townleya house on, Connecticut. Avenue for a month, are said to be looking for a permanent" residence in WaahlngtonVwhere they will be Joined by Mr. Meyer on his retirement from his present post, which is expected to take place this Spring. The Misses Meyer made their debut in St. Petersburg but also saw something of the social life in Rome during their father's term of service at that capital. DOWIE LOSES THE CASH BOX. Is Permitted to be Elijah III., but Not Overseer of the Funds. Special to The New York Times. CHICAGO, March Departures from the policy of John Alexander Dowle which will be inaugurated In ZIon City by the reform management were outlined this afternoon in Zlon Central Tabernacle by the new Deputy General Overseer, Wilbur Glen Voliva. As the vital feature in the reforms the Dowieltes have decided definitely to separate " Church and State." Dowle will be permitted to be Elijah III. and the First Apostle, but not General Overseer of the cash box. Before some 1.50O Chicago members of the church to-day the new leader toid what he believes is the matter with the Dowle community. He left no doubt in the minds of his hearers that Dowle has been deposed permanently. Among other reforms, Voliva promised to abolish female labor in the lace factory and other shops, to establish an agricultural community in connection with Zlon City, to give the Zlon industries a working capital, to expel unworthy officers of the ichurch. to treat newspaper representatives with courtesy, to Inculcate the toleration of other religious creeds, to eliminate expensive dress, and luxurious habits hitherto indulged in by the head of the community, and to do away with all sensational and emotional religion. " BLIND TIGER " IN CHURCH. Methodist Pastor Finds He Sheltered Illicit Liquor Trade. Special to Th Net York Time. MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 11. Evidence presented to the Grand Jury at "W'averly, Tenn., may send a Justice of the Peace, a physician, and the negro sexton of a Methodist Episcopal Church to the penitentiary for running a " Blind Tiger " in the basement of the church. - The sexton. Marcus White, has confessed that he Bold whisky as charged. ' His confession involves the others, each a citizen of food standing heretofore. He says they put up the money and reaped the profits. Waverly is a " dry " town, but of late whisky and beer have been shipped to it In large quantities. The pastor of the Methodist Church has been a leader in the detective work that showed that the salesroom was in the church. The Justice and the doctor were his friends, but he will push the cases against them. Officials refuse to give the names of the accused white men. KEPT HATS ON IN CHURCH. i II I an i i Women of Dr. Wilson's Congregation Overruled His Request. Some of the women in the, congregation of the Rev. ' Dr. Warren H. Wilson's Arlington Avenue Presbyterian Church. In East New York, declined yesterday to graat a request he had made on the Sunday previous for all of them to remove their hats during the service, especially while he was preaching. He said that there were many in the back seats wbo couldn't see on account of the women's hats. At the sen-ices yesterday only about half of the women had their hats In earlier times." said Dr. .Wilson at the services yesterdsy. " It was the custom for both the Jeiflah and Quaker men and women to keep their hats on. The Jews stick to that custom, but the Quakers don't. I see that some of tho ladles of rny conarreratlon axe satisfied to be behind the times, so ill let the case rest right there." ' After all. raker's the Seeiea - that made the hlsabaU f smews Adv. HAMILTON COMING HERE. Hasnt Heard from the Fowler Committee of the New York Life Yet. ALB ANT. March IL Andrew Hamilton, who was formerly chief 'of the legislative work of the New Tork Life Insurance Company and who returned last week from Europe to his home in this city, informed the Associated Press tonight that, contrary to reports, he had received no communication of ' any kind from the Fowler committee.' which has been investigating the Internal affairs of the New Tork Life. ' ' " Tou may Say for me," said Mr. Hamilton. " that should I receive any communication from the Fowler committee. It will receive due and courteous consideration. ; ' Mr. Hamilton said further that he expected to go to New Tork to-morrow. He declined to discuss the purpose of his trip. Mr. Hamilton has been resting quietly at his home here since his return from Europe. . j OBSERVATORY STAGE HELD UP Easterners Robbed on the Way to See ' Lick Telescops. BAN JOSE. CaL. March 11. A Mount Hamilton (Lick Observatory) stage was held up last night at Grand View. Daniel Howard and wife of Brockton, Mass.. and ' other Eastern tourists were on board. ' The two highwaymen Tgot $6 in cash, a gold watch, and some jewelry. LINERS IN COLLISION. x Steamships Badly Damaged by Smash in St. George's Channel. LIVERPOOL. March 1L The Leyland Line steamer Indian, Capt. Daniel, from New Orleans, was docked here to-day with her stem broken. She was in collision off Bardsey Island lrt St. George's Channel with the Houlder Line steamer Durham. Capt. Hunter, bound from this port to Montevideo. The Durham had a large opening torn In her starboard bow and her first hold is full of water. PRINCE HENRY TO HEAD NAVY. Kaiser Intends to Make His Brother the Commander in Chief. LONDON. ? Monday, March 12. The Standard's Berlin correspondent says that Emperor William intends in the course of the Summer to gazette his brother. Prince Henry of Prussia, as Commander in Chief of the entire German fleet on active service. ' FIRE SCARE IN HOSPITAL But Blaze In a Stable Near by Was Easily Put Out. Dr. Breed of the J. Hood Wright Hospital discovered fire in a pile .of hay in the stable to the west of the hospital at 7 o'clock last night. He immediately sounded the .gong' for fire drill and at the same time turned In an alarm. The fire originated somehow In the rear of the stable, where the horse feed is kept. Ambulance Drivers Langdon, Keyes, and Murthy Immediately got out the three horses kept there, and shoved the two ambulances out into the alley. The fire drill was carried out to perfection. A two-inch hose was turned upon the burning hay to such good purpose that by the time the firemen arrived there was nothing for them to do. Drs. Bart-ram and Solly went through the wards assuring the patients that the' fire was In an outhouse, and that there was no danger. , MOB ATTACKS Ho"sPITAL Italians and Austrians Angered Over Isolation of Patients. GREENSBURO. Penn.. March 11. Infuriated because refused admittance to the Westmoreland Hospital, more than 100 Italians and Austrians storcned the hospital for several hours kate last night. The police force and a squad of the State Constabulary were called out, and seven of the rioters were arrested. Some foreigners came to Greensburg from their camp at Rodebaugh to visit twenty-one men injured in a railroad wreck on Thursday. No visitors have been allowed, and they were told they could not see their friends. They returned to the camp at Rodebaugh and several hours later the big party appeared on the hospital grounds. Attempts' were made to force the doors and missiles were hurled against the building. Police were summoned and were able to guard the doors until the State constables arrived. Leaders of the men are held on the charges of Inciting a riot and disorderly conduct. Three of them carried loaded pistols. CANADA SLIGHTS CONSULS. They Are Not Invited to the Governor General's Drawing Room. OTTAWA, March 11. The absence of the Consuls General from' the Governor General's drawing room last night has caused much comment. The failure to invite the foreign Consuls is said to have been due to av precedent established at the opening of Parliament, when they were placed far down in the order of precedence, below the Mayor of Ottawa. : ' : HE GAVE AFIRE ALARM. Obliged an Excited 8tranger, and Then the Police Locked Him Up. An excited man ran up to William Bar of 141 West 116th Street at Seventh Avenue and 126th Btreet about midnight last night. . Where's the nearest fire alarm box? " he yelled. -There it is." replied Bar. pointing to a box across the street. "Go give the alarm. said the excited man. "there's a big fire around at 158 West 126th Street." Bar did as directed, and then ran around to seo the fire. Three engines, two trucks, the patrol, and one Battalion Chief answered the call. When they got there they found nothing- but a cloud of steam from a hot water pipe in a Turkish bath houst- Bar admitted that he bad given the alarm, so be was locked up la the West 12ith Street Btation. . No March 12 Blizzard In Sight. To-day Is the eighteenth anniversary of the famous March blizzard of 1883. People who may have been led by the snow squall of Saturday to expect another bUa- tard on th anniversary will tioubtless be pleased to know that nothing worse tfc&a rain Is predicted for to-day. OPERATORS REFUSE ALL MINERS ASKED Propose That Strike Commission Awards Shall Stand. WANT 3 YEARS MORE OF THEM Say It's Scarcely Conceivable That " Grave Controversies" Are to he Renewed Leaders Silent. The proposals of the United Mine Work era of America for1, readjustment' of wages and - conditions la the anthracite coal fields, as a whole, have been denied i by the committee representing the anthracite operators. ' . , '. t . As a counter-proposal the operator suggest that the awards made by the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, the principles upon ' which they were established by the commission, and the methods established for - carrying out their findings and awards, shall be continued for a further term of three years from the first day of April. 1008. The present agreement terminates March SI of this year. ' . ' ' "At the termination of the strike ef 1U02." say the operators in a long: statement issued yesterday," m 'the anthracite regions, by the submission to arbitration in which all parties joined, it was provided that ' all questions at issue between the respective companies and their own employes, whether they' belong to a union or not, should be decided by th Anthracite Strike Commission. Accordingly N the award of the commission covered and decided ' all Questions at Issue between the respective companies and their own employes'; it also provided a ' satisfactory method for the adjustment of grievances which may from time to time arlso. . Ceases to be Final After March 31. " It is true that the award of the Strike Commission ceases to be absolutely controlling as to future conditions after March 81. 1906. but its decision after protracted investigation, with any' other tribunal and with disinterested persons generally, would be final as to the matters involved- So., too, it seems scarcely conceivable that any party to the award of the Strike Commission would . seriously seek to renew or retry the "very grave controversies ' which were fully heard by that distinguished tribunal and were decided by it in pursuance of the President's Injunction. to endeavor to establish the relations between the employers and the wage workers In the anthracite fields on a just and permanent basis, and as far as possible to do away with any. causes for the recurrence of such difficulties as those which you have been called Upon to settle." ' ; The operators say that no new facts have arisen since the award, and that a letter submitted by'the Chairman of the Miners' Committee " consists merely of a so-called contract, containing such provisions ss seem -to the committee to be advantageous. It is based apparently upon the view that the action of the Strike Commission and the Conciliation-Board should go for nothing and the questions which they settled should be reopened for further controversy. r Would Make Arbitration Empty. "If that were so arbitration would be empty and those principles of justice and fairness to each other and to the public which have been thereby established would be completely set at naught For the reasons already stated this view must be deemed unsound. Upon all. facts or issues within their scope the awards already made should control." The statement of the operators Includes the correspondence on. the subjects at issue between President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers, acting for tho miners, and George F. Baer, President of the Philadelphia A Reading Coal Iron Company, for the operators. It discusses the miners proposals-in detail. The demand of the miners that the operators enter into an agreement with the union is declined, on the ground that the anthracite operators " stand unalterably for the open shop, and again decline to rrytke - an agreement with the United Mine Workers of America, sut organisation controlled by a rival industry. Of the demand for an eight-hour day the statement says the operators know of no change in' conditions that can be used to sustain the renewed demand for a reduction in hours. It declares that the expectation of the Strike Commission that the reduction from ten to nine hours " should not result in any decrease in the output of the mines," has not been realised, and adds: " We might Justly say that, with the experience of th past three years, the ten-hour day should be restored; but we are willing to abide by the decision of the commission. . The proposal that a uniform scale of wage be established in the anthracite fields is met by th operators with th reply that this would be Impracticable by reason of the varying capacities of the workmen and th varying conditions existing in th region and at the collieries. Not Willing to Raise Prices. ' We cannot Increase wages without advancing the price of coal, and w are not willing to advance th price of coal, Is the reply to th demand for a general increase in, wages. Th request that the operators shall collect from each employ certain stated sums for th support of the mine workers union is denied on the around that " as a matter of policy we would not make such an agreement as you request, and as a matter of law we' are not permitted to make If." -' s- ' 9 The operators decline to agree to any change In th Board of Conciliation a established by th Anthracite Coal Strike Commission, taking th ground that the system proposed by the miners would simply Involve th creation of a erie f minor board who decisions might be conflicting, and from which appeals would bars to be taken to aa arbitrator, thereby creating ; mors delays than now The complaint of th miners that th Board of Conciliation does not act prompt ly the operators declare to be not war i

Clipped articles people have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 21,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free