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THE WEATHER. "All the News That's Fit to Print." Fair; colder; west winds. VOL. LIV....N0.17.187. NEW YORK, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 2. 1905. -SIXTEEN PAGES. Flw JTH4I C ry City Newark. GIFT OF $1,100,000 TO UNION SEMINARY Donor Anonymous New Site on Riverside Drive. PART IN REAL ESTATE Sudden Announcement Surprise Faculty of Theological Institution That Discarded Westminster Creed. v The Union Theological Seminary yes- taaul.w . . 1tA iVM It being In real estate and the remainder In cash or securities equal to cash. A meeting of the Board of Directors was beld yesterday afternoon, at which formal acceptance of the (1ft was decided on. The first knowledge that It was going to be offered reached the Directors only a few days earlier and came then In the nature of a complete surprise. The, donor at the same time made ah emphatic request that the greatest secrecy be observed In regard to his Identity, for the present at least. Nothing could be learned concerning him yesterday except that he is a man of prominence, and that his sift is placed at the Immediate disposal of the seminary. o that it has nothing in common with a legacy or bequest. Public announcement f the erent was made last evening, when Dr. Charles Cuthbcrt Hall, President of the Faculty, Issued a statement on behalf ;of the Board of Directors. REAL ESTATE IN BIQ GIFT. The real estate Included in the gift consists of thirty-six city, lots situated on the easterly two-thirds of the two blocks between One Hundred and Twentieth Street. Claremont Avenue, and One Hundred and Twenty-second Street. A narrow strip of ground along the Riverside Drive is not Included In the property. The value of the lots could not be learned yesterday, and the Directors would not tell how large a portion of the gift consisted of cash or securities tial to cash. The gift will be used for the purpose of securing to the seminary the new and enlarged quarters of which It has been In need for some time. Flans for building probably will be drawn within a very short )1dic, but last night the Directors were unable to give any details at all concerning these. It was stated positively by President Hall, however, that the removal to a site adjoining that of the Columbia University murt not for a moment be supposed to Imply any intention on the part of the Directors to sacrifice the corporate independence of the seminary. The status of the institution, he says, will remain the same as before, with an actual Increase of Its field of activity along the lines which are particularly Us owns The cO-operstion hitherto existing between the seminary and the two universities of this city will continue un changed. : WILL USE MONET AT ONCE. This latest addition to the seminary treasury comes close on the heels of recently announced donations amounting in all to nearly tiaO.OOO. The total of $1,330.-000 will enable the Board of Directors to proceed with their preparations for ihe new building at once, although It will be necessary to raise much more money for the equipment of the new structure and the proper endowment of the seminary. The statement Issued by Dr. Hall read as follows: "The Board of Directors of the Union Theological Seminary met at the Seminary, 700 Park Avenue, on Wednesday. Feb. 1. It was announced-that a friend of the Seminary had made a generous gift of a block of ground and a sum of money amounting In the aggregate to $1,100,000. "Appropriate action was taken by the board for the acceptance and the acknowledgment of the gift. It is understood that this gift, following other gifts recently announced, of the amount of nearly a quarter of a million dollars, enables the Seminary to begin the carrying Into effect of Its plan of enlarging and enriching Its facilities as a school for the ttalnlng of ministers to meet the religious needs of modern life, and for the study of theology on university lines- EQUAL RIGHTS TO ALU " The Union Theological Seminsry offers equal rights and privileges to students of all denominations. It is not under the ecclesiastic A 1 control of any denomination. It. Is wholly self-governing. Its constitution provides that .its Directors must be members of the Presbyterian Church or of some other" evangelical church. The development of the larger rlan of the Union. Theological Seminary will Involve Its ultimate removal to a block of ground already secured between One Hundred and Twentieth and One Hundred and Twenty-second Streets, near Riverside Drive, and "Will call for large additional gilts for buildings and endowments if the plsn Is to be fully realised. " For many years the seminary has enjoyed the Interchange of academic privileges with Columbia . University and the New York University. No change wilt be made In the present Independent corporate life of the seminary, and Its university affiliations will be maintained as heretofore. . . Dr. Hall said last night that the whole thing was so new to the men In charge of the Institution that they had not yet had time to familiarise themselves with the changed conditions. RECORD GIFT FOR A SEMINARY. " This is a very big thing.- he said. " We must now stop and consider every step to be taken in the most careful way. Snap Judgment Is out of the question. As far as I know It Is the largest donation ever received by a theological seminary. This implies a corresponding degree of responsibility on our part. There Is only one thing certain at the present time that we have outgrown INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. . Commercial World. rage 7. Amusements. Page 0. Arrivals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buyers. Page T. rtualneas Trouble. Page It. Court Calendars. Page 11. Marine Intelligence and Foreign Mali. Pge T. No-v Corporations. Page 7. lal Estate. Fage 14. Sv!ety. Pare 9. 1't.mi Service. Page 10. Weather Report. Page . Yesterday's Fires. Page 2. our present quarters and are badly In need of new and larger ones. If our usefulness In the future Is to keep even steps with what dt has been In the past. We have now lid students, which Is a very great number for an Institution of this kind. Our present structure was erected nearly twenty years ago. or In 1886, when we moved here from 9 University Place. " That we will use the site placed In our hands for tha purpose of rearing a structure that will provide us with adequate Qcsrters may be taken for granted. But the plans of that venture are not yet in their Inception even. The money we have received enables' us to go ahead, however, and we will do so with the least possible delay. More money will be needed, but I have good reason to think that It will be forthcoming." j The Union Theological Seminary was founded in January. 1830. and opened its rirst course of instruction In December of the same year. Its present location is on Park Avenue, where it occupies the entire biock front on the western side between Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Streets. The ofricers of the Institution are John Crosby Brown, President; D. . Willis James. Vice President;. Charles Ripley. GlUett. Recorder, Secretary, and Librarian; Charles T. Klssatu. Treasurer; Dr. Charles Cutbbert Hall, President of the Faculty. Among the members of the Board of Directors are the Rev. Dr. Charles IL Parkhurst, Morris K. Jesup, Robert C. Ogden. and Ceorge H. Southard. It was learned on Nov. 25 last that the Union Theological Seminary, through a vote of Its Directors, had decided to abolish the requirement that candidates for the , Faculty declare their . belief in the Westminster Confession. Soon after, it was announced that the seminary had received a gift of $120,000 from the widow of William E. Dodge for the establishment of a chair for Applied Christianity and a similar sum from Morris K. Jesup for the establishment of a professorship of preaching. At that time It wis said that the immediate cause of the elimination of the Westminster Confession had been the desire of the Board of Directors to make it possible for Cleveland Dodge, a son of the late Wflllam E. Dodge, to become a member of the board. ACCIDENTS HALT COMMUTERS. Derailments in the Tunnel and the Central's Yard. The passenger traffic, "both Incoming and outgoing of the. New York Central, was badly disorganized late yesterday afternoon- and early last night as a result of two accidents, one the derailment of a mall car In the yards and the other the jumping of the track at the mouth of the tunnel by a locomotive. The first accident occurred at 5 o'clock, just as the suburban rush was beginning. The mail car was being switched to another part of the yard, when it left the tracks, stopping directly across one of the main line tracks. The result was that all trains were held up. notices being posted ail over the station ' that every train scheduled to leave' until further notice was " subject to delay." It required over an hour to get the car back on the tracks. At 6:30 o'clock it was announced that the tracks were cleared, and a crowd of perhaps 1,000 impatient commuters made a rush for the trains. Just then came tidings that the engine of the incoming Mount Klsco express had Jumped the tracks at Fifty-second Street, the mouth of the tunnel. The Mount Klsco train consisted of four cars, and had on boar A about 100 passengers. When the big lodpmotive crashed along the ties the shaklrfg of the train caused much excitement, especially among the women passengers. The engineer and fireman both stuck to their posts, and tho locomotive was stopped before it had gone ten feet. The passengers walked in after the accident. The derailment of the locomotive practically paralyzed the service for over an hour, causing the delay of the Montreal Express, the Buffalo and Cleveland Special, and the Western New York Express, and all of the locals to suburoan points. The Grand Central Station was crowded to overflowing at the time, and the delay caused no end of grumbling. It was after 8 o'clock before the tracks were cleared and the schedule straightened out. NO RATE TALK MORTON. Aa to Baker's Attack, He Makes On Every Thursday, Secretary Says. Secretary Morton of the navy came to this city yesterday and went to the Waldorf-Astoria. Concerning a rumor that he was here for a railroad rate conference he said he was not in New York on. railroad business and that he had been a party to no conference' Mr. Cassatt mas at the Waldorf part f the day. but left at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. President Spencer of the Southern Railroad was said to have called at the hotel. "Did you see Mr. Cassatt? " Secretary Morton was asked. " No:" "Or Mr. Spencer?" No. I did not confer with anybody." Secretary Morton's attention was called to a report predicting serious opposition in the Senate to' rebate legislation at this session, a possible split In the Republican Party, and a Presidential appeal to the Nation. " Rubbish." said the Secretary of the Navy. Secretary Morton was also asked regarding a . story In an afternoon paper telling of an attack upon Am by Congressman Baker of Brooklyn. Mr. Baker said Secretary Morton was a ' self-confessed violator of the law ". himself, and made the further statement that the " cards had been stocked in the Interest of the men that control the great railroads." - " That is nothing." said Secretary Morton. " Congressman Baker makes an attack on me every week, generally on Thursday." But thi3 Is Wednesday." was suggested. " Well, he made a mistake on the day." For Sunday Saloon Opening. ALBANY, Feb. L Assemblyman Wel-gand to-day Introduced a bill to permit the selling of liquor on Sunday in New York from 1 P. M. to 11 P. M. Latest Shipping News. Arrived Pallanaa, from Hamburg. Jan. 15. Sailed Oceanic from. Liverpool. Passed La Savoie. for Havre, the Lizard. Quickest Line Cleveland. . Leave New Vers -J P. XI.. arrive Oev. hud 7:18 t morning. Cincinnati 1:80 P. C Indianapolis S P. U.. St. LouM S:4 P. Vy N.w York C antral. . SIM anlta. Me aaw cim far. Adv. TEN WOMEN KILLED IN SLEIGH BY TRAIN Aged Driver Failed to Understand Signal to Stop. THREE OTHERS IN HOSPITAL Sleigh Ahead Crossed Track Safely and Warned Companions All Jr ' Had Been to Party. Special to The York Tim. HORNELLSVILLE. N. Y., Feb. 1 Seven women were Instantly killed this evening when a train struck a sleigh on the Stephens crossing of the Pittsburg. Shawmut and Northern Railroad. A'hree others were so terribly hurt that they soon died. Of the surviving three who wer In the party, one may die. The dead are Mrs. B. Moore, Mrs. L. Shaw. Mrs. J. Hallett. Mrs. C. C. Graves. Mrs. C. Thomas, Mrs. M. Gillette, Mrs. J. Coates, Mrs. Fred Green, Mrs. Fred Boughton, and Mrs. D. Patchen; the Injured, Mrs. S. Rowley, Mrs. E. Bond, and Mrs. W. Clarke. All were of this city. Shortly after 2 o'clock this afternoon two sleigh loads of women members of the Unlversallst Church left this city as the guests of Mrs. C. C. Graves for a sleigh ride to Arkport. there to spend the after noon with Mrs. Baldwin, an out-of-town member. They started on their return ride shortly after 7:30 this evening. , Stephens' Crossing is about a mile from the borne of Mrs. Baldwin, where the afternoon had been spent. It Is a dangerous -crossing at any time, but especially dangerous at night. The first sleigh approached it cautiously and crossed safely. rCut while crossing the ocupants saw a. train coming. They motioned to the driver of the second sleigh to remain behind. The driver is an old man and failed to understand them, for he kept coming along. However, aa the sleigh, neared the track, he saw the headlight of the approaching train and jumped, but the horses continued on pulling the sleigh and Its occupants directly In front of the train. The locomotive struck the sleigh squarely, hurling the women through the air and Into the snowbanks. Every' woman In the sleigh was killed or injured. The other members of the party hurried back to the assistance of their unfortunate companions, and the train was stopped, and . backed up to the crossing. The sight was appalling.. It seemed impossible that any occupant of the sleigh could have escaped death. Bodies lay alongside the track for a, distance of 100 yards. The dead were placed upon the train and the Injured were laid upon Improvised cots In the baggage car. The train then proceeded to Hornellsville. The news of the accident had been telephoned to the city from a farmhouse near the crossing, and hundreds of friends and relatives of the unfortunate women were waiting at the station. The scenes there were heartrending. At the hospital shortly before midnight I: was thought that one of the Injured would die. Engineer W. J. Johnson was in charge of the engine and J. J. McLaf-filn in charge of the train that struck the party. No arrests were made. Coroner Sutton will bold an inquest. THIRTY ON WILD TROLLEY. Ex-Motorman Passenger' Stopped Run. . away and Averted Accident. Special to Tho New York Times. MOUNT VERNON. N. Y., Feb. 1. With thirty passengers on board a trolley car of the Union Railway, bound from Bedford Park to Mount Vernon, ran away to-night. Joseph Bulger of 1,109 Manhattan Avenue. Brooklyn, formerly a motorman. rushed through the car and shut off the current after the car had gone a mile through, the principal street of Mount Vernon at the rate of forty miles an hour. The stop was made between Third and" Fourth Avenues, after the car had barely missed half a dozen vehicles and a hundred commuters, who alighted from the B:55 train of the New York. New Haven and Hartford Railroad. No one was hurt, although two women passengers fainted from fright. " After it was all over the frightened passengers gathered around Bulger and showered thanks on him for his ready wit and courage. A collection for Bulger was suggested, but he refused to allow It. One elderly woman edged her way through the crowd and kissed Bulger. " i want to thank you for saving my life," she said. The car's runaway was due to an accident to the motorman, who was thrown off. through an open gate as the car lurched at a curve. The car then went on down a steep incline and attained terrific speed before the motorman's absence was discovered. WATCH FOR BRONX FIREBUGS. Detectives Called to House Floor Oil-Soaked. Abraham Stelnlisch telephoned to Poller Headquarters last night to ask protection at 734 Cauldwell Avenue. . There had been a small fire at his house at 1:15 o'clock yesterday morning, he said, and last night It was noticed that the floor of the cellar was saturated with kerosene. Detectives were assigned to the case. Two men had been seen about' the place acting suspiciously last night. The house where the suspicious circumstances were reported last night is only a few blocks distant from the location of the fire of last Thursday morning in which eight dwellings were destroyed. That blase started at 811 Cauldwell Avenue. MR. BURGLAR, SEND THE BILL " Don't Break the Glass," Says Placard on Forty-second Street! In the door of a sidewalk showcase In Forty-second Street, not far from Times Square, is a placard bearing the following legend: . : Dear Mr. Bunrlar: Yon and your friend ": : jimmy have paid us two visits. Please do : : not break atbis case again. Send us your : : bill for the roods you would take, with proof : : that you had tbe chaace, and the matter : : will receive our courteous attention. Yours : : truly, . : Inquiry developed that the placard was no joke. In broad daylight and while hundreds of pedestrians were passing the showcase has been smashed three times within four weeks. Police inquiry has developed nothing. The adjoinlnK window is that of a store where canes are sold. In tt stands a stack Of heavy canes labeled " nightsticks," and in an adjoining stack are " Iron canes, good for night defense." " What is tfcls." a passerby was heard to ask. a mining camp or a civilised town? " Beautiful lea Beesary at Niagara Falls, far ax.oo round trip, via LehUh Valley K. R. February 11. return 13th- Particular SR5. 1.234 Broadway. N. T.; S3 FoiUaa SL. Brooklyn. Adv. BURGLARY ON FIFTH AVENUE Apartments Near Waldorf Looted of ' Jewelry in Daytime. A burglar entered the apartments of Frederick IL Carman, a broker, at 238 Fifth Avenue, yesterday afternoon and carried away silk dresses and Jewelry valued at several hundred dollars. The residence is close to the Waldorf-Astoria, and but a short distance from the Holland House. Mrs. Garman had left the house daring the afternoon to do some shopping, and when she returned found things topsy turvy. The door of the apartment .was open. Mrs. Garman learned that a man, dark complexloned. smooth-shaven. rather broad-shouldered, and in some respects resembling the description of the man who held up the Woerx family on Jan. 9, had been seen in the hallway. Capt. Cottrell. on being Informed of the robbery, assigned Detectives Mclver and Murtha to the case. An examination showed that the main door leading Into the Garman apartments had been forced by a "Jimmy." There were Indications that the burglar had worked in a hurry, and had been frightened away, possibly by footsteps In the hall. Much loose Jewelry was In cabinets, and on a table In Mrs. Garman's boudoir. SHOT AT BROTHER'S HOME. Police Say Ferris Attempted 8uiclde After Quarrel at Dinner. Lannlng' L. Ferris of William L. Ferris & Brother. 19 Whitehall Street, shot himself last night at his brother's house, 442 West One Hundred and Sixty-third Street, and was removed to the J. Hood Wright Hospital in a dying condition. Policeman Geiger. who lives In the house with the Ferris family, said that he was at home shortly after 7 o'clock, when Mrs. William Ferris rapped at his door, and told him that Lanning Ferris had attacked her. and tried to cut off one of her fingers. The policeman said the woman exhibited a scratch on her finger. He told her to go to court In the morning, and get a warrant for her brother-in-law's arrest. Fifteen minutes later Qeiger said the woman again rapped at his door and told him that her brother-in-law had shot himself. The police questioned his brother, who said that a quarrel had taken place at the dining table. Then Lanning L. Ferris, the brother said, shouted that he was " going to do the trick." and ran into the front room and shot himself. The police . of the West One Hundred and Fifty-second Street Station recorded the case aa one of attempted suicide. The city directory gives Lanning L. Ferrle's home address as Elisabeth. N. J. FIRED ON BOYS AT PLAY. Street Shooting by Stranger with Two Revolvers. Walking up to a crowd of boys playing last night at Forty-fourth Street and Ninth Avenue, a young man dressed In gray and without an overcoat, exclaimed: "Here, you, .boys! See if you are good pickpockets'." . ... ,., Holding his hands on his hips, he showed a two-dollar bill sticking from an upper vest pocket and a one-dollar bill from a lower vest pocket. As the boys approached he revealed a belt holding two revolvers. The boys ran and the stranger drew his pistols and fired, twice at them. The second bullet grazed the cheek of John Fredericks, fifteen years of age, of 403 West Forty-fourth Street. Dodging across to the east side . of Ninth Avenue, the man then ran north with a crowd at his heels. At Forty-eighth Street he ran into a crowd of small girls playing in front of 400. There he stopped and fired both pistols at the pursuing crowd, but hit nobody. The pursuers and girls f lcsd screaming, while the man. pointing one of his weapons at the ground, firea into the pavement, and then bolted into 400. Bella See, fourteen years old. of 422 West Forty-eighth Street, notified the police of the West Forty-seventh Street Station, and Detectives entered 400 and other houses in the block and searched the neighborhood for an hour. They found no trace of the man. " V1 SLOCUM JURY DISAGREES. Discharged After Ten Hours' Deliberation Six to Six, Report Says. After ten hours' deliberation the Jury In the case of Henry Lundberg. ex-As-slstant Inspector of Hulls under the local Board of Steamboat Inspectors, who is under charges growing out of the Slocum disaster, failed to agree. The case was given to the Jury at U o'clock yesterday morning. Judge Thomas, before leaving the Federal Building, told the jury he did not want to force a verdict, but announced himself against all-night Juries. United States Marshal Henkel said the Judge told him to go to the Jury room" at 0 o'clock, if nothing had been heard from the Jurors by that hour. Mr. Henkel went to the Jury room at 0 o'clock, and knocked on the door. ....... We cannot agree," the foreman replied. Mr. Henkel then said that he had orders to let the jury go as discharged. The men filed out. it was said that the Jury stood six to six. Lundberg was paroled In the custodv of his counsel, A. 8. Gilbert, until to-day. , , , Judge Thomas delivered a long charge to the jury, which lasted an hour and a half. He closed by saying: " No man at this bar. whether he be accused or accuser, but Is entitled to Justice. There is no catastrophe so great that judicial righteousness does not stand above it." Judge Thomas said that some of the requests made by Lawyer A. 8. Gilbert, counsel for Lundberg. were fully covered by bis charge, but he told the Jury that if the defendant had found small holes in life preservers and exercised his judgment in good faith, he need not reject the life preservers, and that an error of Judgment Is not fraud, connivance, misconduct, or violation of law. SUBMARINE BOAT'S RECORD. The Simon Lake Steams at Six Knots When Submerged. Spttial to The New York Timet. NEWPORT NEWS. Va., Feb- 1. The Lake submarine boat Simon Lake X., in her final test In James River to-day, made a record for submergence. She filled her superstructure In ; nine and one-half minutes, the nevlous record, made by a French type, being fifteen minutes. She was then submerged to a depth of thirty-eight feet and rose to the surface again in thirty seconds. The vessel's speed was nine and one-half knots on the surface, eight and " one-half with decks awash, ana six knots when 'submerged. Commander Lad of the Argentine Republic Navy. Capt. Dechair of the British Navy, and two other foreign officers were aboard during the tests. The boat has been sold to a foreign Government and will soon be dismantled and shipped. i - FLORIDA. CUBA. XASSAC. AIOISTA 4t AIKEI. Southern's Palm Limited. Iv. Jitrw York 12 66 P. M. Two other fast trains. K. T. Offices. ZTX sad LIU Bread way, 44. 5,000 POLICE READY FOR SUBWAY STRIKE Ordered on Reserve To-day Men Await a Decision. HEDLEY TO ANSWER AT NOON Chief J e neks. Leaving Conference, Deprecates Talk of Trouble Grievance That of Guards Alone. Commissioner McAdoo left orders with Chief Inspector Cortright last night to Issue the following order relative to an impending strike of elevated railroad and Subway employes: " Commencing, at 8 A. M. Feb. 2, all incoming platoons are to be held in reserve. In addition to the regular station house duty men, to await orders from Police Headquarters In anticipation of Subway trouble." It was said that this order would affect something like 5, OCX) men. There was a rumor last night that a strike had been decided on by tbe men. to begin at 8 o'clock this morning. This, however, was not generally credited. There had been no meeting in town after the conference yesterday afternoon between Frank Hedley. general manager of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, and representatives of the unions. "Strike! Strike! You're always talking strike! Cut it out; it hurts us!" was tbe outburst with which William L. Jencks of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers shut off talk about a strike of Subway employes late yesterday afternoon. He had Just come, with other members of a Grievance Committee representing the engineers' and firemen's brotherhoods and the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employes, from the three hours' . conference with .Mr. Hedley. Mr. Hedley limited himself to saying: " We have had a conference. The men have stated their side and the company has presented Its side. The result will be made known at 12 o'clock to-morrow." As far as could be learned nothing In the nature of a further conference between the company and its. employes is in prospect. At Mr. Hedley's office to-morrow noon the representatives of the unions will learn the decision of the Interborough Company in regard to their grievances, and that will be final. Mr. Jencks made it clear that he was not in sympathy with the radical talk of some members of the Amalgamated Association. George E. Pepper's organization, who have been threatening for a day or two to " tie up the Subway and the elevated, too." Should the brotherhoods, in which a large number of ,the motormen are enrolled by reason of their former service on the elevated road, locomotives, hold off. all chance of a successful strike would be removed. Pepper's organisation is the grievances, and that will bo final, the Interborough people say. . The men in yesterday's conference were well under control during their three hours talk, none raising his voice above a conversational tone. When they emerged from the session, however, their faces showed that they had been through a nerve-trying time. The committer was curt and non-committal. - An officer of the company made this statement of the present disagreement: " The trouble Is over the new schedule which went Into effect on Sunday. It gives the guards on the local as well as the express trains a'n extra trip. They work no longer hours, but- have more work to do in the prescribed time. Guards on the express now make eight trips instead of seven and guards on local trains seven trips Instead of six. " The motormen are not affected. It has been the company's experience that guards do not require as long a rest as moormen, and the only difference in the new schedule is that the guards do not have so long rests between trips as before." The rest between trips formerly was about fifteen minutes. The company's position is that this fifteen minutes' respite is necessary for the motorman. who is under a strain, but not for the guard, who haS no particular mental strain. The committee appeared at Mr. Hedley's office at 11 o'clock yesterday morning, and was disappointed, as Mr. Hedley was not there. After waiting a half hour the men went away leaving word that they would return at 2 o'clock. Mr. Hedley was la the office of August Belmont, it was found at tho time of the first calL He said: " I can't Imagine what new grievance the men have. We are keeping every agreement made. We are' satisfied with tbe agreement made last week, and I don't think any arguments could show Injustice in keeping the guards fully employed. By their own admission the position of guard In the Subway is preferable to that on the elevated, otherwise there wouldn't have been such a stampede for jobs." Because of the indications that there might be a strike Mr. Hedley's office was besieged yesterday with men who wanted to fill strikers' places. CORNELL OFFENDS SAGES. Members of Family Quit Trustee Board Trouble Over Fiske IncidenL Sptcial-to The A a W York Times. ITHACA. N. T., Feb. L The resignation of Henry Manning Sage from the Board of Trustees of Cornell University was announced to-day by President Schurmaa. William H. Sage, uncle of Henry Manning Sage, resigned as a Trustee three months ago and there is now no representative of the Sage family, who have been Cornell's greatest benefactors, on the governing body of the university. It is an open secret that the Sage family is not pleased with present conditions in tbe university. The trouble arose evidently from the honor recently given to the late Willard D. Fiske, whose body was brought from Italy and burled in the Sage memorial chape L. When Willard D. Fiske successfully contested the. will of his wife, by which $2,000,000 was given to the university, it was Henry W. Sage who gave to the university the equivalent of the money that had thus been diverted. It was hoped by President Schunnan and other members of the Board of Trustees that the recent honors given to the body of WUlard Fiske would not -offend tbe Sagea. The resignation of Henry Manning Sage may lead to further important changes In the governing body of Cornell University. - Dast around wtta yon. Plan's cure has aaada Z3e.-4v. NEW MITCHELL INDICTMENTS. Six Charges ef Bribery In Connection with Land 'Frauds. ' PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 1. The Federal Grand Jury this afternoon Indicted United States Senator John H. Mitchell for bribery on six counts. In connection with the land frauds investigation. - State Senator George C Brownell was indicted at the same time on four charges of subornation of perjury. MISS LEE TO WED A YANKEE. Gen. Fltzhugh Lee's Daughter Will Marry Lieut. Lewis Brown, Jr. Special u Tin New York Times. RICHMOND, Va.,.Feb. 1. The society event of tbe Winter la Virginia wlU be the wedding, Feb. 13. in St. Paul's Church. Norfolk, of Anne Fltzhugh Lee, daughter of Gen. Fltxhugh Lee and great-niece of Geo. -Robert K. Le. the Confederal chieftain, to Lieut. Lewis Brown. Jr., Seventh United States Cavalry, a native of Rhode Island. Bishop A. M. Randolph and the Rev. Beverly D. Tucker will officiate. Gen. Lee's daughter, is the first of the name to form a Northern alliance. Her father yesterday delivered a eulogy on the late President McKlnley at Canton. Ohio. CRUISER BATTERED BY ICE. The Chattanooga Arrives at Brooklyn Navy Yard for Repairs. Showing signs of Its battle with the ice In Long Island Sound, the new cruiser Chattanooga arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard yesterday. Some of her seams had opened slightly, and a gang of repairers and calkers worked vigorously on her hull all of the afternoon. The Chattanooga, with other vessels, has been acting as stakeboat for the trial of the new cruiser Maryland. She encountered several gales off the Massachusetts coast, and some of her plates started slightly. Coming back through the Sound she had great difficulty pushing through the ice. and Just after passing Throgg's Neck leaks were discovered. It Is not believed that the damage Is serious. SENATOR'S WIFE, SHE SAID. Richly Dreaaed Young Woman Held Wore $5,000 in Jewels. After attracting attention by strange antics In Broadway a young and expensively dressed woman who said she was Edna Le Frit Is, wife of a Senator, was arrested at Sixth Avenue and Fortieth Street early this morning. A woman who appeared to be her maid, had left her and with her was a young - man whom she said she did not know. The woman resisted being stripped of diamonds valued at $3,000 at the West Thirtieth Street Police Station. She refused to give any details about herself. She moaned frequently! " This will break his heart." NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP SAFE. WtreleeeMesge Cut Off Because She Loat Her Topmast, Spttial lo The New York Timet. NEWPORT. R. I.. Feb. L The gunboat Hist returned to-night from the . Nantucket Lightship, where she went to learn why wireless communication between the lightship and the torpedo station had ceased. Fears had been entertained regarding the safety of the ship. The officer In charge of the lightship reported that in the storm on the night of Jan. 25 his topmast was carried away, and with it the aerial wires. Another lightship will be sent to the station while the" wireless outfit on the vessel now, stationed there Is being repaired. . ''' MISS RITCHIE'S HURTS FATAL Ex-Secretary of Bryn Mawr College Dies of Lockjaw After Runaway. Special to The New York Times. , PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 1. Miss Mary II. Ritchie, former Secretary of Bryn Mawr College, who was injured In a runaway accident on Monday before last, died to-night In Bryn Mawr Hospital of lockjaw. Miss Helen Hoyt, daughter of the late Gov. Hoyt, was her driving companion when the accident occurred. Miss Ritchie and MtssHoyt managed together a model farm near Conshohocken, on which they raised mushrooms, pheasants, and partridges. They were riding behind a new roadster and were turning a corner when he shied and overturned the carriage. Both young women were thrown to the ground. Miss Ritchie's head struck a boulder. A gash was made In her scalp and her skull was cut. She was growing rapidly better, when lockjaw set In. Miss Hoyt also was Injured. PLAN STATE OIL REFINERY. Texas Independents' Scheme to Fight the Standard Company. Special to TU Nrm York Timet. GALVESTON. Tex.. Feb. 1 A movement has .been quietly inaugurated for the erection of a $1,000,000 oil refinery by eighty Independent oil companies and owners operating in Texas and Louisiana fields. The plan la to present the refinery to the State of Texas, conditioned only upon its maintenance and operation for a specified term o( years. The promoters are carefully guarding the details of the deal, which. It Is said, are about perfected, the required capital having been pledged by those Interested in the move as a iast resort to combat the Standard Oil Company, which under other names has secured control of the oil market. The Independents are preparing suit against the Standard on the antitrust law. Tbe proposition is for ' the State to operate tbe refinery, not tor revenue, but at cost of refining. MRS. EINSTEIN ASK8 DIVORCE. Suit of Lillian Russell's Daughter After Runaway Marriage. CHICAGO, Feb. L The runaway marriage of Lillian Russeirs daughter. Dorothy, baa ended in the divorce courts. In a petition filed In court here to-day Abbott L. Einstein, the husband. Is charged with being "extravagant. laxy,and brutal." He refuses to work, and X am compelled to support him," is one complaint of the petitioner. Failing to get money from his wife, she charges. Einstein took J2.U00 worth of her diamonds. Mr a. Einstein also - says that ber husband beats her. FLORIDA'S r A WOCS TRAITS. -f. T. A ria. Special." X:l P. U: " Fla. Wast Indian Ltd. 125 A. M. Fin aerrleo via roaa, 4 Atlsstts Caaat Han, Sway Adv. FROZEN BATTLEMENTS STOPPED CZAR'S SHELLS Japan's Icy Earthworks Impenetrable as Granite. TORTURE IN SMALLEST WO UuD Men Injured In Recent Battle Died If They Were Left an Hour Russian Artillery Still Active. a RUSSIAN HEADQUARTERS. IIUAX MOUNTAIN. Feb. L Tha battle on the Hun River has yielded no palpable result, b?th sides practically maintaining their fortner positions, though it is true that at heavy cost the Russians succeeded tn driving the Japanese 'out of their ad- vanced positions and repelling their flank ing column. The Russian cavalry proved extremely efficient. There is again, a lull In the campaign, and it is possible that military operations will be suspended until the end of February. Tbe five days' combat, which will go down In history as the battle of the Hun River, was fought out on a seemingly unending plain which is broken only by the amethyst mountains around Ten-Tal and tho solitary eminence of which is the Liao-Yang tower, of bloody memory. The bright glare of the sun. reflected from a djxzling expanse of snow, was painful to the eyes, and it was with diffl- ' culty that one could follow, hwro and there black streaks marking the Russian columns or wavering skirmish lines dash-lag against what resembled dull gray rocks, but which In reality were tbe villages of Lidlatoun and Tenlepu and the extensive hamlet of Sandepas. bas-tloned by .Chines defenses and converted by the Japanese into veritable fortrsssss). surrounded with wire entanglements and earth works. f.:vnlttjfcrt k th. Ir.tan a. mm rftr m. Van. churlan Winter, the mounds of earth had become like granite and as Impenetrable as the steel sides of a modern battleship. - For five days Russian soldiers burled themselves against the defenses and field artillery pounded them until tbe frosty air reverberated with the thunder of cannon, the din of bursting shells and the rattle of musketry: but neither steel-pointed shell nor nickel bullet availed against the frosen earthworks. The gunners actually wept with despair at the impotence of the attack. Mortar batteries came up at a gallop in the hope of demolishing the fortifications. Night and day the stream of shells was poured against the earthworks, but tt had very 1'ttle effect. The men seemed Indifferent to hunger or cold, which latter was of arctic intensity. The soldiers fingers, hands, and feet were benumbed, while stinging snow blind ed them. The slightest wound caused excruciating pain. Warm blood no sooner, exuded from lacerated flesh thaw-is egaa to freese. ' ' 'i ' The wounded could not be left exposed, and If they did not receive attention within an hour they died. Th surgeons, their assistants, and the nurses were almost powerless In the bandaging of wounds, for tbey were obliged to wear leather gloves or mittens In order to resist th cold. The men seemed to be living again the horrors of the Winter campaign of 1812 against the Turks. Everything that could be done was done, but man was powerless In the face of nature, which heaped, tortures upon the troops and defeated the well-thought-out plan of the commander. MUKDEN. Jan. 31. via Tlen-Tsln, Feb. L Cannonading on the, centre and right commenced again to-day. xne rtussiaa Army has reoccupled Its old position, having returned from Sanchlapu. (Sandepaa?) x The situation as It further develops U better realized and understood, though It is not less ominous, as the weather has moderated and the Japanese am aggressive. TOKIO. Feb. 1. Field Marshal Oyama. reporting yesterday, says that the Russians bombarded his center - and right wings on Jan. SO and sent small bodies of Infantry to attack the Japanese outposts, by whom they were repulsed. On the same day heavy Russian guns fiercely shelled Plyentai and Chenchleh-pao. On Jan. 21 the Russians bombarded Chenchlehpao. Lapatl. - and Lltajntan. and two companies of infantry attacked Chenchlehpao, advancing from the south. xne Japanese rrpuiwa lurra. On Jan. 30 two companies of Russian infantry unsuccessfully attacked Tutsu-nn two miles northwaat of Chenchlen pao. and two battalions of Russian In fantry and a regiment or cavalry railed In an attack on Tutaltxu. pi.m UaMhtl ftvrm try a tn r.fwrHwg tK. wounding of Lieut. Gen. Mlstchenko, vhiH i learned of from Russian -nrlson- ers. characterises Gen. Mistchatoko'a attacks upon tbe Japanese flank as brave. The Emperor has Issued a rescript to Field Marshal Oyama's army thanking the troops for defeating a superior Russian force in th recent battle. Oyama, in responaing. Brm urcu iih on perately day and night tn la tensely cold weather. -- - ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 1. 0n. JCu-ropatkin. telegraphing under date of Jan. 30. says Sandepas was that day set en ffr tv the Russian artillery. In a telegram dated Jan, L the Commander-in-Chief reports a continuance ef the successful bombardment of Sandepas and says that Russian balloonist s noticed that a portion of th Japan garrison had been withdrawn during th day. The General mentions a number ef minor attacks and counter attacks. From the reports of the General Staff It is not clear whether the fighting oa the Hun river is ended- JAPANESE SURGEONS' TRIUMPH. Only Forty Deaths from Disease la Oka's Army Since May 6. G2LM. OKU'S HEADQUARTERS, Jan. via Tlen-Tsin. Feb, I. Japanese field surgeons and field hospitals have accomplished a triumph, according to statistics obtained by the correspondent of Th Associated Press from th Chief Surgeon of Gen. Oku's army. - Tber have been in the entire army sine the landing on May C only forty deaths from disease. The figures show that up to Dee. 1 ther were treated 24.943 eases of diseas. Of the 49 ruU4 fatally, 1S,S9 ri-tients recovered. .were scut to '

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