New York Times, June 5, 1901

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New York Times (Newspaper) - June 5, 1901, New York, New York i “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” Wj^S. (THE WEATHER. Fair; fresh westerly winds, shifting to southerly. COPTRIQHT. 1001. BY THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY. VOL. L...NO. 16.040. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 5. 1901.--SIXTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT In Greater New York. Jewiey) Elrewkere» City, and Newark    ÍTWO    CENTS. APBEW САШбШ ON GBEAT BRITAIN’S FOTÜRE Says European Powers Will Combine to “Smash Up” the Empire. *^nd America Will Step In to Prevent It —Believes British Cannot Compete with America in Trade. LONDON, June 4.—“ Mark my words,” said Mr. Andrew Carnegie to-night, “ the time is coming when the Continental powers will combine to smash up this little Island of Great Britain. When that happens, she will have to turn to the United States for help. I feel certain it will not be refused. The United States will step in and say ‘ Don’t ! ’ They will act just as Great Britain did in the Spanish-American war. What she did then was great, and it is not half realized yet.” When Mr. Carnegie gave utterance to these sentiments, he was in the Langham Hotel, London, where he had arrived from Scotland for the Chamber of Commerce gatherings. Until to-night he had steadfastly refused to be interviewed. Resuming the topic of Anglo-American relations, Mr. Carnegie said: ” I believe in the community of the English-speaking races, by which I mean that the Americans and the British are now closer than ever before. Could you get a better instance than the visit of the delegates of the New York Chamber of Commerce to Windsor last Saturday ? I suggested it, and King Edward took up the idea thoroughly. It was a fitting commencement of the new reign. ” I know how deeply interested King Edward is in the United States. I have known this since the time, years ago, when I drove him on a locomotive in the United States, which, by the way, he did not forget when we met under different cQndi- ^^“^The idea that the visit of'our delegates to Windsor can be in any way construed as King Edward’s recognition of American commercial superiority is all nonsense. The King is full of tact and of friendship for our country."    .    ,    , " Do vou think,” Mr. Carnegie was asked, ** that British can be sufficiently stimulated to meet American competi- ^^"^Oh. they can’t compete with us,” replied Mr. Carnegie, with a^smile. ‘‘ Would you advise the British    toj place their faith in combinations ? asked the interviewer.    -«c.. " I m out of business, responded Mr. Carnegie, “ and I know nothing about combinations.”    ,    * When questioned regarding his recent gift to the universities of Scotland, he said: “Everything will be settled shortly i^n.a way satisfactory to both sides. The high Scotch officials and myself are still having conferences to arrange matters. ., When asked if he contemplated further gifts, he replied in the negative, adding: “I have quite enough on my hands for the present. W^hen this matter has been settled there will be time enough to think of something else.”    .    ,    , Mr. Carnegie looks well and is gr^tly pleased at the reception given to the delegates of the New York merce. creased the Republican hopes. Dates for conventions were fixed as follows: State Convention, Baltimore, Aug. 6. Judicial Convention First District, Ocean City, July 25; Judicial Convention Fifth District, Westminster, Aug. 27. State Tax Commissioner Robert P. Graham of Wicomico County, wiU likely be nominated for Judge in the First District and Judge Reifsnider will be renominated in the Fifth District. Should the Republicans secure control of the next Legislature Phillips Lee Goldsborough will be the leading candidate for Senator to succeed Wellington.    ,    , The bitter opposition again developing in the Democratic Party against Gorman probably will prevent the State Convention from formally declaring him the party s unanimous choice for Senator, and may force him out of the running. The independent Democrats are. again declaring their intention to .stand with the Republicans in the fight against Gormanism. MRS. MCKINLEY’S CONDITION . IS ADMITTEDLY GRAVE. Dr. Rlxey Sa^s She la Not Losing Ground, but Gloomy Reports Come from the White House. WASHINGTON, June 4.—Dr. Rlxey was at the White House for an hour and a half this eyening and on leaying at half past 10 o’clock said in answer to inquiries concerning Mrs. McKinley’s condition: “There has been no important change in Mrs. McKinley’s condition since we gaye out our bulletin this morning. She is resting very comfortably. Qi course there are fluctuations in her condition; at times she i.s better and at times worse, but she is certainly not losing any ground. In fact she is possibly gaining very slowly. There is no more ipimediate danger now than there has been for some time. No one was admitted at the White House after 9 o’clock, an hour earlier than the usual time for closing the doors to personal friends. One of the President’s visitors tonight said that it was conceded that Mrs. McKinley was in a very grave condition. There was hope of the outcome, he said, i but it was a very slender hope. The morning bulletin referred to by Dr. Rixey was given out at 11:30 o’clock after Drs. Johnston, Sternb«rg and Rixey had been in consultation over an hour. It read: “ Mrs. McKinley’s physicians report that she had a comfortable night and that her condition has not materially changed since yesterday.” ■While Dr. Rixey was- slightly more hopeful in his talk to-night, the patient’s condition cannot be said to show any material BRITISH GITE ÜP A TOWN Jamestown, in Cape Colony, Surrendered After a Fight. INVASION ALARMS KITCHENER He Places French In Charge of Cape Colony Operations—Details of the Fight at Vlakfonteln. ^'hamber of Com- NÉW YORK DELEGATES HONORED. LONDON, June 4.—The reception tendered to-night by Mr. Choate to the delegates of tbe New York Chamber of Commerce drew a crowd of celebrities to Carlton House Terrace. Leaders of the bar, finance, diplomacy, and politics attended to do honor to the Americans. Lord Lans-downe, the Foreign Secretary, as the chief representative of the British Government; J. Pierpont Morgan. Andrew Carnegie, and Maître Laborl. the distinguished French advocate, were centres of admiring groups throughout the evening.    ^    # In the Court Circular’s announcement of His Majesty’s reception of the American delegates at Windsor, a graceful departure from custom is noticeable in the omission of the usual intimation that an “ honor was conferred upon the visitors by me royal reception. Commenting upon this omission. The Daily Chronicle says: “ We are quite sure the Americans felt that an honor was done them, and that they appreciated it all the more for not being officially informed of the fact. change* It has been decided not to hold consultations more than once a day. unless a material chp,nge for the worse should occur, and that »the only bulletin to be issued shall be ohe follo.wing usual forenoon con.sultation. Surgeon General Sternberg called at the White House during the Among those who càlled to manifest their sympathy and make personal inquires as to Mrs. McKinley’s condition were Count Cassini, the Russian Ambassador; Gen. Nelson A. Miles. Miss Wilson, daughter of the Secretary of Agriculture, and Miss Barber, Postmaster General and Mrs. Smith, Pav Director and Mrs. Rand of tnq Navy, Mfss Hitchcock. ^ daughter of №e Secretary of the Interior; Mrs. A. W. Greelv, A. B. 'White of Kansas City, and Mrs. J. Stanley Brown. BIG TOBACCa COMBINATION. NEW HOME FOR MR. CARNEGIE. YONKERS. N. Y., June 4.—Andrew Car-pegie may become a resident of Westchester County. Quietly, without any flourish df trumpets, he purchased a tract of land «ear Chauncy, and Is now having erected tjhere a castellated building which, it Is iaid, he will make his permanent country 1 ome. Mr. Carnegie is a member of the St. An-i rew’s Golf Club, the grounds of which are located near Chauncy, and last Fall, while T laying over the course. Mr. Carnegie re- . narked upon the beauty of the scenery. He «aid nothing, however, of any plan to be- Iome a resident of the neighborhood. Some weeks ago a handsome residence Tas begun not far from the links, and there was considerable mystery as to who ^as the builder, until it became known te-day that it was Mr. Carnegie. The building without any decoration, it is said, \W11 cost ?100,fKX). The location commands fil view over a wide extent of terntory, and is one of the most beautiful in Westchester County. MARYLAND REPUBLICANS. ¿onfldent of Winning the State Campaign—Dates for Conventions Named. special to The Nexv York Titties. BALTIMORE, Md.. June 4.—The Republican State Committee met to-day to make plans €or the State campaign. The vigorous appeals made to the city and State Republican organizations to get together brought many members of both bodies to the meeting. The feeling that the Republicans were on the eve of a succe.ssful fight was most pronounced. There was not the slig’ntcst despondency over the passage of the Gorman disfranchising election law, apd the experience which Baltimore has already had with it was, in the opinion of all, encouraging. The present state of chaos in the Democratic Party also in- New Company May Take Over the Com* mon Stock of the American and Continental Concerns. It was common gossip in Wall Street yesterday that another big combine is likely to be launched within a few days. As the ter ports had it, a new compaiiy will be formed to take over the common stock of tKe American Tobacco Company and the "Continental Tobacco Company, which will be accomplished by the issue of a 4 per cent, bond. According to one statement, the plan will be financed by Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and the Morton Trust Company. A member of the former banking house, when asked about the new company, said at first that he could say nothing about it, and then that he could say nothing yesterday. The terms of the deal are said to be that every 100 shares of the Continental Company’s common stock wdll receive $10i000 of the new bonds and for every 200 shares of the American stock $20,000 of the new bonds will be given. This will be equivalent to 4 per cent, and 8 per cent, respectively in perpetuity on American and Continental common. At the saine stated positively that the Preferred stocks of the two compaifies will not ^e dlsturl^d. It is understood that there will be 3W.-000 shares of the new stock comi^ng after the bonds and that this stock has been p^d for at par. $30,000,000 being in the new company’s treasury for improvements, exten-&ons, etc. The bonds, it is said, will be fifty-year gold bonds and will be a charge on the company. The incorporation papers are expected to be filed this week. It iS thought that the revenues will show a large increase by the removal of the revenue tax °’lMs^said that W. C. Whitney postponed bis trip abroad in order to carry the deal througn. LONDON, June 5.—Thè War Office last night published the following dispatch from Lord Kitchener, dated Pretoria Jtme ^ “ Jamestown (Cape Colony) surrendered to Kritzinger’s commando on the morning of June 2, after four hours’ fighting. The town guard a^d local volunteers were overpowered before our pursuing columns could come up. “ Our casualties were three killed and two wounded.. The Boer loss is said to have been greater. “ The stores were looted, but the garrison was released. “ Have placed Gen. French In charge of the operations in Cape Colony.” The appointment of Gen. French, who has been recruiting his health In Cape Town, to command the operations in Cape Colony, indicates that Lord Kitchener attaches considérable Importance to the invasion. The recrudescence of serious fighting Tjrings further demands for the sending out of reinforcements. The surrender of Jamestown Is regarded as a disagreeable incident, because It has provided Commandant Kritzinger with a fresh supply of the sinews of war. Details received regarding the fighting at "Ylakfontein show that it was one of the most desperate engagements of the war, Gen. Dixon’s column was traversing the • district and establishing posts, when it was attacked by 1,200 Boers under Commandant Kemp. The Boers were so close that fifty British fell at the first volley. The Yeomanry held the position, protecting the guns until tAey were nearly decimated^ and then, finding it impossible to save the guns, the artillerymen shot the gun hórses to prevent the Boers from moving the guns. The column quickly recovered from the shock of the unexpected attack. The Der-byshires charged with bayonets, and, after a short, desperate fight, drove off the Boers and recovered' the guns. The Derby-shires and Yeomanry both lost very heavily. It Is asserted that, while the Boers had temporary possession of the guns, they shot two artillery men in cold blood for refusing to work them against their own comrades. Lord Kitchener, in a dispatch from Pretoria, dated June 4, says: “ Dixon’s report of the fighting at Vlakfonteln, forty miles from Johannsshurg, May 2®, Just received. On oup side 1,450 m?n, with 7 guns, were engaged. The force was returning to camp at Vlakfon-tein when the ènemy, under cover of a veldt firé, rushed the rear guard, consisting of 2 guns of the Twenty-eighth Battery and 330 men of the Derbyshires and Yeomanry. They temporarily captured the two guns. When the remainder of the force came into action the Boers were driven off and the guns were recaptured and the Boer position was occupied. “ Our casualties were 6 officers and 51 men killed. 0 officers and 115 men wounded. NEW POEM BY KIPLING. LONDON, June 5.—The Times publishes a stirring poem by Rudyard Kipling,^ entitled “ Bridge Guard in the Karroo.” It describes the dreary monotony of troops guarding lines of communication. Picturing the arrival of a train, the poet says: “ Quick ere the gift escapes us. Out of the darkness we reach For a handful of week-old papers And a mouthful of human speech. The concluding verse is as follows: “More than a little lonely. Where the lessening tail-lights shine. No, not combatant only. Details guarding the line. RECEIVERS FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT BUILDING CO. STAMFORD COMPANY SUED. It Offlccp^ riiarged with Operating for Their Personal Benefit. Special JO The New York Times. STAMFORD, Conn.. June 4.—The officers of the Stamford Manufacturing Company have been sued for an accounting in the Superior Court. Stockholders allege that the officers are running affairs purely for their benefit, and that the company has failed to pay dividends, while the big salaries of the officers are paid promptly. The suit Is brought by Samuel K. Satter-lee of New York, John H. Swartout. and Charles W. Minor of Stamford against William W Skiddv. Mr. Skiddy has been since 1887 President of the company, which is one of the few concerns in this country engaged in manufacturing licorice and dyes. Thi» local mills have been running night Ind darior years, and it was believed tBat heavy profits were being piled up. and 1 officer and 7 men missing. One officer and 4 men have .since died of wounds. Fortv-one Boers were killed on the ground. The further Boer ca.sualties are not known. Reinforcements are being sent.” Jamestown lies about fifteen miles north of Barberton In the Kaap gold fields. It is thirty miles south of Allwal North, and about thirty-five miles from the border. On May 28 it was reported that the dash of Kritzinger’s Invaders of Capt Colony to the south had been checked at Vandoes-berg by Gorringer’s and other columns, and swerved northward. On May 20 the Boers Were massing under Kritzinger to the north of Bailey. Appointment a Surprise to Brooklyn Concern’s Officials. Officers of the Mutual Benefit Building Loan Company, in Brookfyn, were surprised yesterday afternoon when ex-State Senator H. J. Coggeshall of Watervllle and W. J. Younjfs, who was Secretary to Vice President Roosevelt when the latter was Governor of New York, walked into the offices of the concern, at 215 Montague Street, and announced that they had been appointed temporary receivers for the company. Their appointment was made by Supreme Court Justice Scripture, at Rome, N. Y., on Monday, on the application of the State Banking Department. The Mutual Benefit Building Loan Company was organized in 1893. and has branches in various parts of the State. The stockholders number about 880. State Bank Examiner Slade has at various times of late made inquiry into the affairs of the company. As a result of reports made by him the State Banking Department on Saturday last applied to Justice Scripture for the appointment of temporary ^receivers for the company, on the ground FITU JÜIPFR01 THE SROOXIYN RRDGE Robert Gibbens Bidwell’s Admiration Led to His Death. HE PREPARED FOR THE LEAP An Author and of Good Southern’Fam-ily^His Proposed Lectures—Letters from His Mother and ”Alys.” insolvent. Lawyer William F. A\;yekoff; counsel for the company, submitted testimony of expert accountants who luid examined the books of the company to prove that it was in a solvent condition. The State Banking Department then changed its argument and renewed its application-on the ground that law permitted the State Superintendent of BaiT^k- Ing to apply for the appomtrnent of a receiver for a building and loan when in his belief such action would be to the best intcre.sts of the shareholders. Justice Scripture took the application under consideration, but the officials of the company say that they were confident he ^Th'^m^^^Wward is President, Jo^ph R McQuillan Vice President, and Edw^d Hartung Manager of ^le company. Mr. Hartung, when seen at his residence, o61 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, last night, said the appointment of ^ receivers was entirely unwarranted. The coi^any, he said, had assets valued at $;>i0,000. and its ha--bilities. money owing to. shareholders, were only $220.000.    ^ In 1899 the company became Involved in litigation'With one of its shareholders over the foreclosure of a mortgage. The shareholder contested the foreclosure on the ground of usury, saying that the company exacted from him in addition to dues, interest on the loan, and a premium. Supreme Court Justice Marean decided jtgainst the compa-hy. bqt-'tlie Appellate Division overruled this declillon. . , ^    # The case was carried to the Court or Appeall, and is not yet settled. As a result of this litigation It s claimed the bu^ess of the company fell off from $206.000 In 1899. to $55,000 last year. THE CLAYTON-BULWER TREATY BANKER AND BROKER ASSIGNS. Philadelphian Who Accepted $8.75 Commissions Fails for $20,000. Special to- The New York Times. PHILADELPHIA, Penn., June 4.—Wili-iam H. Cole, Jr.. banker and broker of this city, has made an assignment to his attorney, B. F. Owens, for the benefit of his creditors. In the deed of as.signment no preferred creditors are mentioned. The liabilities will, it is said, reach .$^,000. Mr. Owens says that-Cole assures him that his assets are equal to this amount. Cole, Who Is about thirty, began his business two years ago in the Drexel Building; from thence he moved to his present quarters on Walnut Street, and later opened a branch office at 10 South Broad Street. Cole was reported to have made a fortune in the rise of Northern Pacific. Cole Is said to be in Atlantic City, where his father-in-law lives.    ,    ,    ^ The amounts he Invested for customers were in some instances remarkable for their small size. One man. It is said, invested as little as $8.75. while nunierous other Investors risked sTims below $oO. At present Cole is under ball awaiting trial dn the charge of conspiracy with Intent to defraud John W. Stoeger of Lebanon out of $2.050, whl<A Stoeger alleges he gave Cole to invest for him. Record of' Nicaragua’s Consent to the Convention of 1850 Discovered in Managua. MANAGUA, Nicaragua. May 16.—A record of the assent of Nicaragua’s Congress In 1858 the Clayton-Bulwer treaty of 1850 has been discovered in the archives of the Palaclo Nacional, at Managua. Senator Morgan of Alabama, in his speech In the United States Senate. March 6 and 7, 1901, said the Clayton-Bulwer treaty did not have the consent of Costa Rica t>r 1ST i    S U Probably notice of Nicaragua’s assent was not communicated to the State Department at Washington because at that time diplomatic relations with Nicaragua were indirect and irregular. The assent was evidently given in belief would be satisfactory to me United States, and that Great Britain would abandon her claim to the Mosquito Territory. A man who, from papers and letters found in his pockets, is known to have been Robert Gibbens BIdwell of 1,425 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, Fla., jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday afternoon and at 6:15 o’clock P. M. his body was taken from the East River at the foot of Oliver Street. A call was at once sent to the Gouverneur Hospital, but when the ambulance arrived the' surgeon said that the man had been dead probably an hour. The man was prepared for the jump, as he wore a life preserver, and his body was swathed around with towels, which were evidently intended to lessen the Impact when the body struck the water. A number of newspapers were also stuffed be-tweeii his body and the life preserver. The police, at the Manhattan end of the biidge said that at about 4:30 o’clock a conductor on the Fulton Street car reported at the Brooklyn end of the bridge that a man had left his car, and, waving two American flags, jumped from the bridge. Policemen were at once sent to look for the body on both sides of the river, but they found nothing, and later reported that they thought the whole story was a “ fake.” At 6:15 o’clock two longshoremen employed by the Clyde Line at Pier 34 East River, saw the body of a man floating in the water. They called Policemen Otto Raphael and Jeremiah Sullivan of the Orik Street Station, who took the body from the' water.    ... The man was about 5 feet 10 injjhes in height, about thirty years old, and wore a dark gray sack suit and rubber-soled canvas shoes. In his' pockets were several letters, a bicycle whistle, a pair of silver link cuff buttons, $1.11 in money, and a key to Room 76. Colonial Hotel, One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street and Eighth Avenue. He also had a late edition of an evening paper and a copy of The Jacksonville (Fla.) Times Union, of April 12. which contained an account of a series of lectures which he was to deliver at the Park Opera House, in that city. LETTERS OF HUMAN INTEREST. The letters in the man’s pockets were addressed to Robert G. Bidwell, care of William Turner, 223 West One Hundred and Twelfth Street* New York City. One of them was from the mother of the dead man, Mrs. A. G. Bidwell of 1832 Oregon Avenue, Washington, D. C., and another was from “ Alys,” 1425 East Adams Street, Jacksonville. Fla. The letter from the mother of the dead man Wftii very affectionate. It was mailed in Washington on May 31 and was as follows: bridge. One question waa when the l&at man had jumped and whether or not he had been killed. I told him that «1 did not know whether he had been killed or not, but imagined that he had been picked up either dead, or nearly so. He also asked me how high the bridge was. “ I am under the Impression that ho did the act more for the notoriety it would give him than for anything else. I cannot believe that his intent was suicidal. He was a very Intellectual man, and was quite literary. He recently wrote a book entitled the ‘Reign of Mind,' and only yes^terday morning asked me to accompany him to The Journal office to see Mr. Hearst in regard to some work he wished to do. “ Mr. Bidwell was the son of well-to-do i>arents, his father prior to his death, a ew years ago, having been a well-known orange grower in Florida. He was m good shape financially, and his family being people of means, disproves any pecuniary excuse that may be advanced aa a cause of his death. He was a married man. His mother lives in Washington with a m^ried daughter. They have been telegraphed for, and will reach the city In the morning. Mr. Bidwell was about thirty-two years of age, a fine-looking fellow, and of the pleasantest temperament imaginable. BRIDGE JUMPER^S FANCIES. My Dear Boy: I wae glad to hear from you and of your pleasant trip and yoUr safe arrival In New York. 1 know you enjoyed the ocean, as It has been so long since you had I think It la one of the prettiest sights In the world to sail up New York Harbor on a Summer evening. I read your letter and have sent it on to •• Alya,” as you requested me. verv lonelv without you, and I am lonely, too, for I hate to be separated from both my children nf once Take good care of yourself and write ?o    TOTB LOVING MOTHER. The other letter from " Alys ’’ referred to In the letter of the mother; was as follows: LOCOMOTIVE FAILS TO PIECES. KILLED BY PRISONERS. INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Af- Btocks generally strong. Financial fairs.—Pages 12, 13, and 14. Wheat, No. 2 red. 84%c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 50c; oats. No. 2 mixed, 33c; cotton, middling, 8i/4c; iron, Northern, No. 1 foundry, $16.25; butter. Western, creamery, 10c. Commercial World.—Page 6. Amusements.—Page 9-    ^ ^    ^ ^    . Arrivals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buy- ers.—Page 3. - Business Troubles.—Page 6. Court Calendars.—Page 10. Insurance Notes.—Page 14.    , Legal Notes.—Page 1«. Losses by Fire.—Page 3. Serine intelligence and Foreign Mails.— page 6. New Corporations.—Page 14. Railroads —Page 4. Real Estate.—Page 11.    / Society.—Page 9*    „ United Service.—Pw 2. ’Weather Report.—Page 3. Yesterday’s Fires,—Page 3. WASHINGTON AFTER BUSINESS. Golf! Golf!    Golf!    Golf! Poland Spring House. Poland Snrlng, Me. Now m>en Poland Water Depot, 3 Park Place, N. Y. City. —Adv. Pennsylvania Railroad*« Triple Terminals West 28d St., Desbrosses and Cortlandt accommodate travel to and from all ef Manhittan Vdv» Special to The New York Times. W*ASHINGTON, D. C., June 4.—The de-UTitf.nation to promote manufacturing in the District of Columbia, whldh has been expressed in public meetings of Influential persons, has taken a very practical shape in the Northeast Suburban Citizens’ Association, which is resolved to offer inducements to bring established manufacturers tS its district. At a meeting of the apocia-tion on Monday evening a communication from Thomhs F. Hanion was read, and ac-companving it was a^copy of a contract by which Nicolas Auth agrees to convey a strip of land 65 feet front by 2oO feet deep for the use and benefit of a company in Oiifida. N. Y.. provided the company erects suitable buildings thereon and removes its ^ Tho company is said to employ about 1.30 hands, and strong efforts are being made to have it locate In Washington in ence to going further South. The district of the city referred to already has in it the Government Printing Office ai^ hundreds of small houses such as well-paid operatives are apt to seek for rental or purchase. A few more factories would not change the character of the section mate-rially. but would enhance property values. Golf I    Golf!    Golf!    .Golf! Poland Spring House, Pol^d Spring, M«. Now open. Poland Watir Depot, 3 Park Place, N. Y. City. —Adv. Myles Staudish Ginger Ale. •• Imported " for a bluff. “ M. 8.” for a treat. -Adv.    .    ‘    -----—^ In Desperate Attempt to Gain Their Liberty, Three Alleged Bank Robbers Slay a Constable. special to The New York Times. TORONTO, Ont., June 4.—Frank Rutledge. Fred Rice, and Frank Jones, three alleged bank burglars extradited from Chicago, and on trial here for the robbery of a private bank at Aurora, were being transferred from the courtroom to the jail tonight in a cab in which were County Constables Boyd and Stewart. The prisoners were shackled, and all-were securely handcuffed. There Is a steep incline near the bridge leading to the jail, and at the top of this incline a stranger approached the cab and threw into it three revolvers. Imme-diartely the prisoners began to fire, and the constables drew their weapons and returned ^*Boyd^at the first volley was shot in the head, the bullet entering his forehead and passing through the brain. He died a few minutes afterward. The cab had been stopped when the shooting began, and the prisoners jumped out and ran to a trolley car that would have carried them out to the country. Stewart was firing steadily, and hit Jones In the groin, bi^t the latter ran on, and the prisoners, boarding the car. ordered the motorman to jgo on. The motorman detached his brake handle and struck at the men, and the conductor pulled the trolley pole off the wire. Cpn-stable Stewart came up with the hackman, and after a desperate fight the prisoners were recaptured and removed to the Jail. Stewart was seriously wounded, but not dangerously. "Was Atfachetl to a Fast .Brie Train When Driving Rod Broke. special to The New York Times. PORT JERVIS, N. Y.* June 4.—The Erie vestibule train No. 10 was running east over the Delaware Division at a forty-mile-an-hour rate early this morning when Engineer Gould heard a loud hissing noise, followed by the appearance of the left driving rod whirling in the air. The engineer attempted to stop the train, but the air brakes refused to work, and mile the engine tan in this condition, until the air-brake connections were broken by the sudden application of the emergency Jirakes, which violently hurled the sleeping passengers against the ends of their berths. No one. however, was injured. The engine then proceeded to strip itself. A driving wheel fell off. a hole was stove n the boiler, and when the locomotive finally stopped it fell apart with a convulsive shiver The east-bound track was blocked for three hours. The escape of Engneer Gould and Fireman Deegan is considered miraculous, and it is remarkable that the cars kept the track. Attached, to the rear end of the train was the private car of President Underwood, m which he and other officials were returning to New York Gity after an inspection trip over their branches in the West. My Dearest Boy: I am eo anxious to hear from -you; anU to know how. you stood the tnp. I was charmed with my trip to    ^ blame vou. for liking the oceam I know >ou will have a nice time In New York, and hope you will take care of yourself. I feel all rlgnt. and I will take excellent care of myself for your sake. sj. dearest, you must do the same, iSd don't do anything rash. Bi^ I must not fill my letter up with don ts. Deai, did you sec me wave to you’.i I waved until the tram which bore j'ou passed out of sight. I do hope you will keep well, for I shall dream of you J?S-y night, and I shall be very lonely until Tile >ou again. Please burn my letters alter you read them. It Is best that you should do 80. Write to me every day. ^our    j^yg In the dead man’s pocket, also, was a postal card addressed to him at o.Hj t o-lumbus Avenue. In this he was requested to call on Mrs. William Michelena. 203 Bedford Park. New York. There were several cards of the Colonial Hotel. One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street    .Eighth Avenue, on the back of one of which was written" "Robert Gibbens Bidwell, Author of the ‘Reign of Mind.’ 1.^2 Oregon Avenue, N. W., Washington. D. C., and 1425 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, Fla., June 4th. 1001. ‘ Veni. vidi. vicl. He Believed He Could Do Strange and Dangerous Acts Without Peril to Himself. Special to The New York Times. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 4.—R. G. Bidwell, who jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge to-day, was the eon of the late A. I. Bidwell, who, in his day, was a leading nurseryman of this State, and lived at Arlington, across the SL John’s River from this city. Fifteen years ago he moved to Orlando, where he bad a beautiful orange and fruit farm, and where in a few years he died. R. G. Bidwell married a daughter of Mr. Dewar, a retired physician of Orlando, and she and one child survive. They are now here, at 1,425 East Adams Street, but came here very recently. Mrs. Bidwell was seen by a reporter to-night and told that her husband had met with an accident in New York and was in a hospital. She ^id mat she had recently received a letter from him from Washington, in which he said he was going to New York to see Mr. Hearst and seek work on The Journal. Asked if she knew of any reason why her husband might commit suicide, she said that she did not. but that he had fancied that he could handle dangerous things and do perilous feats without injury, and imagined that he was gifted with unusual powers, and that she had feared that In attempting them he would be some time hurt. Early in April Bidwell appeared he^ and placed an advfertisement in The ^m^-Unlon and Citizen announcing that he would lecture in the Opera House and perform a variety of extraordinary deeds, among them that he would handle 700 volts of electricity. When the night for the lecture came no audience arrived and no lecture was given. Bidwell has contributed articles to horticultural publications, and was considered a man of more tlmn usual intelligence, but not well balanced. The Orlando orange grove was killed by the great frost of 189.5, and It has been said that Bidwell’s mental abei^ation was manl- сокштюн lEce WHILE ON TillllL SPIN Cup Defender’s Mast Breaks and Carries Rigging Overboard. Acci<ient Was a Bad One but No On® Was Injured—Races with Colum-•    bia Will Be Postponed—Local Opinions—English Pleased. fested after that time. After the disaster he left the State for several years. BIDWELL’S MIND AFFECTED. His Mother and Sister Prostrated at News.of His Death. WASHINGTON, June 4.—Mrs. Bidwell, who lives here, was greatly shocked .at the news of her son’s death. It was said that while Robert Bidwell was never moody or despondent, 'TSr SOfflTe"'tlffie he Tiad been unfortunately affected, and at irresponsible. The opinion of his mo ^er and sister Is that he became temoor irlly unbalanced in mind when he committed the act which caused his death. While in Jacksonville Bidwell had written to hi.s sister’s husband here saving that he had received offers of several posit.ons and expected to accept one of them. WANTS CARELESS STREET CAR EMPLOYES PUNISHED. St. SETH ABBOTT’S PREDICAMENT. Income Left Him by the Slns^v Tied Up la a ChicasTO Court. Special to The New York Times. CHICAGO, June 4.—With the income from $100,000 at his command, provisionally, Seth Abbott is obliged to ask the Piobate Court for enough money to buy the daily newspapers—2 cents for each morning and each afternoon. Seth Abbott is the father of Emma Abbott Weth-erell, the opera singer, who died some years ago. She left her father, for life, the income of $100,000. But the conservator of the aged man Is stopped from using this fund because of the constant objections of an attorne# representing Fred M. Abbott and D. L. Murdock. JOHN W. DOANE LEFT |3,ООО,ООО. JOHANN HOFF’S MALT EXTRACT insures perfect digestion. Avoid substitutes.—Adv. Golf! Golf! Golf! Golf! Poland Spring House. Poland Soring, Me. Now, open. Poland WiaUr Depot, 3 Park Plao«, N. Y. City. -A4V»    .___ —'    ----- — Special to The New York Times. CHICAGO, June 4.—When the administrators of John W. Doane’s estate have listed the property, his fortune, according to the estimates made by friends here, will be found to amount to /oveT $3,(X)0,0U0. The petition for letters of administration, with the will annexed, which was filed In the Probate Court of Cook County, showed the nronerty, which is in the State of Illinois, to be worth $119,000. The will of Mr. Dbane was filed in New York. The headquarters of the firm were moved there from Chicago a few years ago. Golf! Golf! Golf! Golf! Poland Spring House, Poland Spring, Me. Now open. Poland Watsr Depot, 3 Park Place, N. Y. City. -Adv. BIDWELL’S PROPOSED LECTURES. The clipping from The Jacksonville (Fla.) Times-Union referred to a course of lectures on the following subjects: “ Electricity and Life," “ One and the Same Infinite Consciousness,” ‘‘ The Coming Wars in Europe and Asia," ‘‘ Washington. D. C., and Our Presidents,” ‘‘ Congress and the Constitution Scored,” ‘‘A Man of Destiny-Willfam J. Bryan.” " Love and Its Affinity.” ” Proofs of Immortality.’’ William Turner of 223 West One Hundred and Twelfth Street was not at home last night, and his mother^said that he had gone down town to identify and ^dv of Bidwell. She said that Bidwell came from a good Southern family ar^, she believed, was related to Collector of the Port Bidwell. He came to this city on a short visit on Wednesday, the trip being Durely for pleasure. He was a nwrrled man, she said, and his wife is now in Washington. but did not accompany him on his trip, as her mother is very ill. Bidwell staid at the Colonial Hotel, but took dinner with the Turners last bunday. and had promised to see them again to-day, when he expected some letters. He appeared at that time to be In perfect health and the best spirts, and the only reason Mrs. 'Turner could give tor his jump from the bridge was that he must have been demented. She believed that he had written a book, but what it was abo^ut she did not know, but she knew that he was in the zinc bu'slness, and was employed by a com- ^^Mrs. Turner recalled that Bidwell ex-oressed a remarkable Interest in the Brooklyn Bridge while he was at dinner Sunday, and more than once brought the subject up while the meal was in progress, and afterward saying that it was the most beautiful structure in the world, and that he had visited it several times since his arrival in order to admire it. He was in comfortable circumstances, Mrs. Turner said, and financial troubles could have clayed no part in his act. At the Colonial Hotel all knowledge of Bidwell was denied. 1 ,    ,    ^ Ransom R. Champlln, jwho conducts an art establishment at 596 (Jolumbus Avenue, was seen at his residenceL 144 West Nineteenth Street, last night In regard to Mr. BldweK    Impossible for me to account for Mr. BidwelTs untimely end,” he said. "He was an old schoolmate of mine In Jaoksonvllle, and was on a visit to NOW York for a few days. He was in my store this morning about 10 o’clock, and certainly appeared to be perfectly ra-*onal then. He was In the best of humor, and laughed and chatted in a way to leave the Impression that ho had not a care in the world.    ..    . “ Since the sad occurrence of this evening I remember that on Sunday when he dined at my hbuse he asked me several questions about persojis who had Jumped from the Louis Judge Tells Grand Jury to Investigate the Killing of Pedestrians. Special to The New York Times. ST LOUIS. June 4.—Particular attention is called by Judge Horatio D. Wood in his instructions to the June Grand Jury to the reckless killing and maiming of human beings by careless and incompetent street railway employes. Judge Wood says: “ I desire to direct the attention of the Grand Jury to the wholesale slaughter of citizens by the operation of street cars in this city. Between Nov. 22. IIHX). and May 22 1991, thirty-seven persons ha\e died .n consequence of street car injuries, ana probably eight times that number have K injured No dqubt, in many cases the injuries resulted from the negligence of the victims, but in most instances these woeful results have been in consequence of the reckless manner and rate p,. speed under which the cans are operated. “ Manslaughter in the fourth degree, for the purposes of this charge, may be de-Hned to be the killing of a human being by the culpable negligence anoth^er, and is punishable by Imprisonment in t^ penitentiary for two years, or imprisonment in the city jail for six months, or by a fine of not less than $509. or by both a fme of npt less than $100 and imprisonment in the city iail not less than three months. '■ A number of these cases will be brought to your attention. In your investigation, if you find that the killing is in consequence of negligence indicating a carelessness or recklessness incompatible with a due regard for human life on the part of those engaged in operating the cars, or who dl-??ct the operation of the cars under time tables which exact a rate of speed dan-Srous to those who use the streets and which indicates culpable »eshgence. you will return indictments against all such persons for manslaughter in the fourth degree.”    ______ Special to The New York Times. NE'WPORT, R. I., June 4.—Off Brenton*« Reef Lightship this afternoon a serious accident happened to the cup defender yacht Constitution. The boat was bounding along in a whole-sail breeze, with Its three lower sails set, when, without warning, the starboard lower spreader, over the end of which ran two of the masthead shrouds, made of inch steel wire rope, collapsed or broke off at the mast. This brought the strain on the three remaining steel shrouds, which gave way, and almost at the same Instant the big steel mast began to fall over the port. It went over so gradually that all on deck saw it coming in time to get to windward, except Second Mate Nelson, who was caught in some rigging and knocked overboard under the big mailsall. Fortunately, the crew saw his predicament, and by quick work he was hauled aboard. The mast broke about three-fifths of ths way above the deck, or a few feet below the lower spreaders. As It went over the topmast shrouds broke the wooden spar in two pieces short off at its foot where it enters the top of the mast and again well up tho pole toward the top. Part of the topmast was saved, but some ten feet of it went drifting out to sea. As the mast came down, shorn of Its topmast, it was seen that It would not strike the deck, and as tho boom sagged into the port rail quite gently, the hull was not injured in the slightest degree. Both head sails, of course, were swept into the water, but the bowsprit remained intact. Both the upper spreaders were broken short off when the mast went down, but the topmast shrouds, which lead over them, held well, and in doing so smashed the big wooden pole which they were Intended to hold in place. Some of the shrouds when the tipper part of the mast was fairly down were carried over the stump and remained there when the yacht was taken into the harbor. None of the sails was torn, and all can be used again. Fortunateb' three seamen had just come down from the masthead after taking in the club topsail. NO EXCITEMENT ON BOARD. Every one on board took the accident very coolly. Mr. Duncan lighting his pipe within a minute or two after the mast had collapsed. Ttie crew at once set to work unlacing the mainsail and getting it aboard. It was a heavy job in the stiff breeze and sea. The men worked hard, however, and within an hour the great mass of canvas was safely on the deck. It was found then that the gaff, which is a hollow wooden spar, had also remained intact, and there was apparently no injury to the long, hollow steel boom. After the two headsallA had been gathered aboard, and as much o< the wire rigging as could be lashed to t!M boom and the remains of the mast, the yacht. In tow of the Eugenia, was taken back into the harbor. Except for the two masthead shrouds which go over the spreader, practically all the wire rigging on the boat was uninjured, and probably can be used again, as it has already been tested. The yacht to-night presents a sorry appearance as she lies off the torpedo station, with | the great steel spar bent down until the |top almost reaches the deck. The boom lies off to port, giving her a slight, while the gaff is lashed to the remains of the port chain plates. Her canvas Is also aboard, well-soaked in salt water.    | At the time of the accident Mr. Duncan had the wheel, as Capt. Rhodes had just headsalls. mast when one or two MRS. CARR WINS HER SUIT. Watertown Bank Held Responsible for Acts of Its President. To Wasblnaton in Five Honrs From New York, Royal rruiu    Blue    Five-Hour Trains leave Foot Liberty St. 11:30 A. M.. 1:00 P. M and the “ Royal Limited,” (no exci^ fara.) 3:^ P. M, Other fast solid trains at 8:00, 10 A. M., 1:30. 6:00, 7:00 P. M., and 12:15 night. All of above trains leave Etouth Ferry flv« minutes earlier. Beet dining sad café car scrvlos In tbs ,worl4«-'Adv«__ Tbe Pan-American Exposition is now open. The New York Central and West dll a\    ‘    ------*■—  ------* Shore wlfl average a train every hour to Buffalo. Every òhe who Is interested In American progress should see It. Special reduced rates.—Adv. Golf! Golf! Golf! Golf! Poland Spring House, Poland Spring, Me. Now open. Poland WatsrDej^ 3 Park Plass, N. Y. City. ,-^A4Ve ,...    '     : Special to The New York Times. WATERTO'WN, N. Y., June 4.—The Court of Appeals at Buffalo to-day handed down a decision in the case of Lillian Traver Carr of Poughkeepsie against the National Bank and Loan Company of this ritv Mrs. Carr is the widow of the Rev Charles M. Carr, who was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun while hunting in the Adirondacks, leaving about $13,000 insurance.    * George H. Sherman, now deceased was at the time of the accident President of the National Bank and Loan Company, and was a Vestryman In St. Paul’s Church here, of which the Rev. Mr. Carr was rector. As an act of friendship Mr. Sherman offered to invest Mrs. Carr’s money in first-class securities. He invested it in bonds of the 'Westchester County Water Works Company, the Baraboo Water Works Company; the Lincoln Light and Power Company, and the Washington Water Company. Mr. Sherman represented that the securities were “ first mortgage bonds as good as gold.” Mr. Sherman said to Mrs. Carr: “ These bonds are as good as gold; I will turn them into cash at any time.” The bonds were in reality second mortgage bonds. The case was tried in Supreme Court, Judge P. B. McLennan handing down a decision in favor of Mrs. Carr for $13,000. The ckse was appealed to the Appellate Division, which afffrined the decision of the lower court. Justice Spring in his opinion held the bank responsible for Sherman’s acts, and held that the bonds were not the kind of property she was led to believe she was receiving from her friend, who had volunteered to procure for her first-class securities. 'The bank appealed the case to the Court of Appeals, which to-day affirmed the previous decisions, deciding In iayor of Mrs. C^r. State Senator Elon R. Brown Is the attorney for Mrs. Carr. _ gone forward to look at the Capt. Rhodes was quite near the it gave way. but escaped with slight scratches on the face. The designer, Nat Herreshoff. was on the deck also when the mast collapsed, and with him were William E. If^elin, Rear Commodore C. L. F. Robinson «j)f the NeW York Yacht Club, and Newbury Thorne. York Yacht Club, and Newbury | Thorne. Capt. Nat Herreshoff assistecl Mr. Duncan and Capt. Rhodes in directing the work. The Mount Morris, the yacli towed the Constitution to her moorings t’s tender. tatton was not ask races set Columbia, Golf! Golf! Golf!    Golf! Poland Spring House, open. Poland Water Depot. 3 Park Place, N. Y. City. —Adv. Bay State Manfiolins. Banjos, Guitars are the beet! Headquarters for Music and Mu-sleal Xnatnms&ub Ршкш ® Cq-.,86I в .уажд»! about 4 o’clock, and a long consuf held between Mr. Duncan, Mr. Herreshoff, and Capt. Rhodes. Mr. Dunjcan when seen seated that he should for a postponement of for June 15 and 17 with the but he would hardly be ready to sail them. The crew worked hard till 6 o’clpck furling the sails and getting everything snug for the night. The yacht will be toiyed to Bristol to-morrow morning, where, uortunately, another steel mast is nearly finished. The yacht will be refitted immediately, but it will probably be ten days or Jtwo weeks before she is in shape to sail agajin. THE CONSTITUTION’S SECOND TRIAL. The trial to-day was the Constitution's second since her arrival from Brijstol, where additional back stays had beeii rigged to strengthen the mast. About | noon Mr. Herreshoff came down from Bristol on his steam yacht, the Eugenia and Rooked over the two sails which were thjen getting gradually Into shape.    I After the crew had finished their dinner the mainsail was again hoisted and preparations made for a spin Outside the harbor. The wind at the time vi^a.s blowing about fifteen or eighteen knots and as the tide was a strong ebb there was quite a lump of a sea in the narrow jchannel at the mouth of the harbor. The number two club topsail, however, was set ^nd with jib and foresail up the big white sloop started away from her moorings at a lively pace. It was practically a dead beat down the channel and in the choppy sea the yacht Ditched not a little. There was ¡more wind outside the harbor, but thq sea was * As^the^'constltution worked of!f shore sha felt the wind considerably stronger and suddenly the lashings on the club topsail gave way and the big sail began to slap Pennsylvania Railroad’s Dining C«» Service. Choice dishes of the sea*on served satisfactorily at reasonable rates. The business man’s dining room.—Adv. Golf! Golf! Golf!    Golf! Poland Spring House. Poland Spring, Me. Nov open. Poland Water Pep^ 3    W.    T.    Qty. ;