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   New York Times, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1901, New York, New York                             "AH the News That's Fit to Print." THE WEATHER. Fair; fresh east to southeast? winds. COPYBIOHT. 1001, BY TBB NBW YOHK TIMB8 COMPANY, VOL. L...NO. NEW YORK, THUKSDAY. JUNE 20, PAGES. ONE CENT la Greater New York. Elsewhere. City, and Newark. 5 TWO CENTS. TRADE CANNOT STOP WAR, I. CAMBON SAYS French Ambassador Declares In- tellect Alone Can Make for Peace. America's Educational Advantages Must Make Her a Great Factor in Solution of International Disputes. CHICAGO, June I do not believe the man -who tells me that trade relations and business exigency -will prevent future wars among the civilized nations. It is intellect that will stop them, and intellect alone. Education makes for .peace more than all the business in the world." Ambassador Jules Cahibon of France made this statement to-night at a banquet given in his honor at the Chicago Club, at he had listened to a eulogistic toast praising him for his services in conducting the negotiations that led xip to the treaty which ended the Spanish-American war. M. Cambon discussed many interesting subjects, principal among which were his horror of war and the best means of avoid- ing It. "I am'not disclosing any State he continued, when I say that my experi- ences among the diplomats of many lands has strengthened the belief I have always held that arbitration boards, not swayed by business or sentiment, but by intellect alone, must of a surety bring about a peaceful solution of the most difficult questions. The educational advantages that America possesses and that are constantly leading her along the path of intellect must make her a great factor in the con- servation of the peace of the world. I leave for France on a vacation next and will then present a report to my Government advocating the further combination of the branches of the Alliance X'rancaise with American universities. The time has come when the two great republics of the world should know each other better. I still find among your people the idea that Paris is France. You must get that im- pression out of your heads. We prefer to turn some of the tide of the American student travel to Europe away from Ger- man unixrersities and toward our own. I do not depreciate the wonderful educational advantages of Germany, but we want Americans to realize that for the artistic, the philosophical, and the natural, they must turn to France.' M. Cambon will leave here to-morrow on a trip to'Sault Ste. Marie, and from there return to Washington. WANTS UNIVERSAL PEACE. Edward Everett Hale Favors a Court to Settle International Disputes. COLUMBUS, Ohio. June Ever- c-tt Hale delivered the annual address at the OhioStateUniversity Commencement to-day. His subject was The Duties of the New Century." Among other things, he said: Will the twentieth century see the American "Indian, the negro, the Asiatic, and white races living as one nation be- tween the Atlantic and Pacific? How shall the black and white races be brought in accord and harmony? As the children of God. if we choose to elect this duty, we have the power to effect this union of the races, and our Anglo-Saxon blood will as- sert Itself in a union of one people, with a love for freedom. The accomplishment of this ideal re- quires permanent peace among the nations of the world. The nations of the world rnust agree to submit all their disputes to one supreme court, or the follies of the last sixteen hundred years will be con- tinued. Educated people give too little at- tention to the two hundred years of peace early In. the Christian era. for to that we owe the civilization of to-day. It is the 'duty and opportunity of the young people of the country to-day to bring about universal .peace." CHICAGO'S RICH TAX DODGERS. Board of "Will Try to Com- pel Them to Pay Proper AraoantM. Special lo The New York Times. CHICAGO, June Board of As sessors Is preparing to compel rich tax dodgers to pay reasonable levies on the property owned here by them. Like some of their kind'in other" cities, these persons claim the neighboring suburbs as their residences, and file schedules for only nominal amounts for property here. The. Assessors believe that the city is annually cheated out of many hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes by this means. The rich men who own homes around Lake Geneva. Wis., are almost without ex- ception heavy property holders here, but many of them claim the Summer resort as their place of residence. Others lay claim to New York, Washington, Joliet. and many ether places as their homes, and repudiate Chicago except as a place in which to ac- cumulate money. As a consequence of this, the tax lists fall far short of what they should represent, and the Board of Assess- ors believes that it can induce the Grand. Jury to compel these men to do their duty. The same matter has engaged the atten- tion of assessors before, but with little re- sult. MEXICO'S TARIFF REFORM. ZJnty on HorHes and Males to be Re- moved on July 1. Sftcial to The New York Times. AUSTIN, Texas. June dispatch Trom Monterey, Mexico, says a decree has been issued by the Government removing the duty on horses, mules, and similar beasts of burden. The new ruling goes into effect July 1. A big importation of these animals into Mexico from the United States is expected. tell, they decided to kill him, but the fourth Indian became frightened and ran away. He testified to their conversation. Three bullet holes were found in Hoover's body. Brown says the Indians were mem- bers of the band which has murdered sev- eral stockmen. Little Whirlwind was pardoned .a week ago by Gov. Toole, but his action must be approved by the board before he obtains his liberty. The New York Indian Rights Associa- tion exerted much pressure in behalf of Little and obtained the Gov- ernor's approval of'the pardon, but stock- men as a rule are opposed to his release, MINE SOLD FOR One of the Largest Placer Deals in the History of California. Special lo The New York Times, SAN FRANCISCO, June of the largest mining deals ever made in Califor- nia was announced to-day in the sale to a syndicate of Philadelphia capitalists of the Sweepstake placer mine in Trinity County, near Weavervllle, for The purchasers are E. V. Douglass, W. P. Douglass, and F. S. Lewis, the fargest shareholders In the Great Lake Superior Consolidated Company, which is capitalized at R. J. Anderson of Idaho, a mining expert, bonded the mine for six months, and the owners have cleaned up fortunes without doing any developmental work. The mine consists of a channel about four miles long and 200 feet wide, across a hill at an eleva- tion of feot. The ground Is a bed of an old creek, and has been believed to be Immensely-rich, but is twenty miles from water. The land Is clay deposit, mixed with black sand, and with boulders which have disintegrated. The- result Is over 300 feet of pay dirt, that is said to be rich in gold. The new company has let a contract for twenty-eight miles of 30-inch pipe, which under pressure will carry Inches of water. It will cost Besides this there will be 10.000 feet of siphon pipes. All this pipe must be hauled sixty miles from the railroad to the mine. The Sweepstake is near the Lagrande placer mine, which is one of the largest producers In the State. .P. A. HEINZE PUTS UP CHECKS. "LITTLEWHIRLWIND'S" PARDON Montana Ranchman Protests Against the Action of the Governor. Special to Ths New York HELENA, Mont., June 19.-A protest against the pardon of Little Whirlwind, now confined in the Deer Lodge Peniten- tiary as a convicted murderer, was filed to- day with the State Board of by Joseph T. Brown, a Custer County rancher. He says Stanley, alias Spotted Little Whirlwind." and a fourth Indian had killed a steer belong- ing to a white man anu were cutting it up Hoover, who was a hunchback and dwarf, came up. Fearing Hoover would INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Tliromrh Surety Company Deposits In Montana Court. Special to The New York Times. HELENA, Mon., June B. Clements, Montana agent of the Delaware Surety Company, to-day deposited with the Clerk of the Supreme Court seven certified checks for each, as the additional bond of the Montana Ore Purchasing Company, of which F. Augustus Heinze is the principal stockholder, in its controversy with the Boston and Montana company over the big Pennsylvania mine in Butte, which Mr. Heine is operating. This is in addition to the million-dollar bond upon which Senator Clark and his son are the chief sureties. The decision as to the ownership of the Pennsylvania will not be made for some time, and whatever ore Heinze extracts must be covered by an indemnity bond for the protection of the Boston and Montana Company. The court yesterday refused to accept the bond of the Delaware Surety Company. The money probably will be deposited in local banks for safe keeping. MASQUERADE ENDS IN DEATH. Boy, -Falling to Recognize Woman in Male Attire, in His Alarm Accident- ally Shoots His Sister. Special to--The New York Times. ROCHESTER, N. Y.. June a young Woman attired herself in men's gar- ments, made a friendly call upon a neigh- bor, little eight-year-old Hattie Hlncher lies dead at her. home in Hilton with a bullet wound through her body shot by her own brother. Last night Charles Mills of Rochester called upon Miss Marie Haddock of Hilton and proposed that she dress up in male at- tire and that they call on some of the neighbors. Miss Haddock complied, and soon came down dressed in blue flannel shirt, striped trousers, loose coat, and a rough rider's hat. A false mustache added to the disguise. In this rig Miss Haddock, accompanied by Mills, made several calls, finally stop- ping at the Hiricher farm. Mr. and Mrs. Hincher were away, and only the two chil- dren, Ward, aged twelve, and Hattie, aged eight, were at home. Alarmed by the strange visitors, the children not knowing JMllls nor recognizing Miss Haddock. Ward hastened for n revolver and pulled the trig- ger, just as little Hattie ran in front of him. She received the bullet in her back and died this morning. Miss Haddock Is prostrated with grief.__________ COINER CAUGHT IN MEXICO. A STORMY PRO-BOER MEETING IN LONDON Believed In TVuhiiliieton He Converted Mexican Coin Into American. Special to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, June John E. Wilkie of the Secret Service Division of the Treasury believes that in Jose Frias, reported captured by Mexican detectives, the authorities have apprehended the man who has been manufacturing American sil- ver dollars in quantities and disposing of them with such success that they have been found even In New York. The meth- od of production was to procure Mexican dollars, which are a little heavier "American dollars, and then to trim and restrike them. As every American dollar is worth 'about two Mexican dollars, this transformation was very profitable. Be- ing of good coin silver, the ring was all right, and the workmanship was good enough to deceive the careless handler of money, whose chief anxiety Is to know that It is made of good metal. The Secret Service Division sent an of- _licer to Mexico on this business some months ago, hoping to arouse the Interest ot the Mexican Government and bring about a systematic search ,for the coun- terfeiters. 'As the counterfeiters were only making United States coin, the authorities appeared to take little interest in the sug- gestion that they should be hunted down. It is not understood at the Treasury that there is anv penalty Imposed by Mexico for reproducing coins of other countries in that Republic, but it is assumed that there must be a Mexican law to prevent the con- version of- the coin of that country into American coin by unauthorized coiners. Stock irregular. Financial 10 and 11. "Wheat, No. 2 red, cornT No. 2 mixed, oats. No. 2 mixed. cotton, middling, 87-16c; iron, Northern, No. 1 foundry, butter, Western cream- ery, Commercial 11. 6. Arrivals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buy- 3. Business 12. Court U. Insurance 5. Legal Pa ge 14. Losses by 3. Marine -intelligence and 'Foreign Page _ New 11. 2. Eeal 12. 7. Vnlted Service.-Page 5. Weather 3. Yesterday's 3. Tlie Railroad Provides speedy and satisfactory train service between New York and the great Middle Adv._____________________. Johuin Hoff'B Malt Sxtraot builds up tbo and debilitated. Adv. Many "Jingoes" Succeed in Gain- ing Admittance. Hundreds of "Stalwarts" as Stewards People Listen to Imperial- ist Speeches Outside. LONDON, June Thousands of people began collecting outside Queen's Hall two hours before the advertised time of the pro-Boer meeting held there last evening. When the doors were finally opened, the pressure of the surging mob was so great that many people fainted. There was con- siderable disturbance, and windows were 'broken attempts made by per- sons without tickets to gain admission. Some of these were expelled. In spite of the vigilance of the promoters of 'the meeting, many "Jingoes." gained an entrance to the hall, which was crammed from floor- to ceiling. Much hooting, mingled cheers, gVeeted the delegates upon their arrival, .and during the evening the delivery of speeches was attended with some difficulty from the same cause. Henry, Labouchere, M. P., presided at the meeting, and, besides J. W. Sauer, (ex- Commissioner of Public Works of, Cape many prominent pro-Boers, In- cluding John Dillon, M. P.; David Lloyd- George, M. P.; James Keir Hardie, M. P., and Sir Wilfrid Lawson, were present. During the meeting fully Jingoes who had gathered outside Queen's Hall, blocked traffic in Regent Street, and ne- cessitated relays of policemen to keep a semblance of order In the crowd. Several men mounted the parapet of the Langham Hotel, and, waving Union Jacks, proposed resolutions against the pro-Boer agitation, which they declared had been carried when the meeting in Queen's Hall terminated. Inside the hall the usual speeches were ma.de and the usual resolutions, were car- ried, amid much commotion and excitement. The resolutions included an amendment in favor of the complete independence of the Boer republics, proposed by Lord Battersea, for the Radicals, which aid not meet with the approval of the Labouchere party. The meeting ended with the singing'" of the Marseillaise." J. X. Merriman, (ex-Treasurer of Cape Colony and now a representative of the Afrikander Bond in wrote a let- ter to the promoters of the meeting apolo- gizing for his absence. Several collisions occurred between the crowd outside the hall "and the police, and the latter had the greatest difficulty in handling the assemblage. No casualties were reported. The Daily Mall asserts that the pro- moters- of the meeting secured the services of six or seven hundred stalwarts" as stewards. These gangs of foreign ruf- fians were found inside the hair, accord- Ing to The Dally Mail, ready to keep order and eject the malcontents. The stal- warts were drawn from the low class foreign clubs in Soho. Many of them were armed with sticks, broom-handles, and knuckle-dusters, and Thg Dally Mail says they acted with in-ex- cluding Imperialists out un- desirable persons; All the Loyalist papers publish editorials protesting aeainst the effrontery of the meeting. The Standard There ,is no excuse for these Queen's Hall .rhetori- cians and their kind. From the leader of the opposition downward they are as much the enemies of the country as If they were In the field against it with rifles in their hands." The Dally Chronicle's editorial is in a milder strain, and-says: It was undoubtedly a packed meeting. The stewards were curiously recruited, well- drilled, and suitably armed to eject dis- sentients. But there had been thinly veiled incitements to rowdyism on the part of the dissentients, and in view of these and pre- experienles. the promoters were not o be blamed for packing the meeting, which, however, served the useful purpose of letting the cat out of the bag 'as to the real policy behind the Sauer-Merrlman movement; namely, to restore independence o the two republics." The Right Hon. A. J. Balfdur, First Lord of the Treasury, in a speech last evening.at' a Conservative banauet in London, made SL trohg protest against the action of the "'ampbell-Bannerngan party in countenanc- "ng the pro-Boer movement, thereby pro- onglng the war, and adding to the already Teat difficulties and sufferings. It is a scandalous and shocking thing, said Mr Balfour. that such men jefore the whole world, accuse countrymen and soldiers of carrying on war )y barbarous methods." KRUEGER'S VISIT TO AMERICA. Preparations for His Reception Being that Boers Have Gained Great Ground Recently. Special to The. New York Times. WASHINGTON, June Boer sym- pathizers in the United States are making for Mr. KrUger's expected visit to this country in the Autumn, which was announced some time ago by Montague White, the Transvaal representative in Washington. C. W. Van der Hoogt, an active Boer sympathizer of this city, who to-day returned from New York, says a conference of leading pTo-Boers was held n that city on Saturday, Sunday, and Mon- day, and that the Chairman of the Recep- tion Committee was chosen. He will -be Consul General Pierce of the Orange Free State, whose office is in New York. Mr. Van der Hoogt says the Boer agents In this country are in possession of com- plete information, both by telegraph and mail, about the progress of the war, and that their cable advices show that Mrs. Botha's visit to Mr. KrOger is in no way Chicago Publisher Retires. Special to The New York Times. CHICAGO. June forty-eight years' association with The Standard, Chi- cago's Baptist weekly, Edward Goodman to-day announced that he had sold his in- terest in the paper and retired. He was President and Treasurer of the Goodman Dickerson Company, which published The Standard. The i company will be continued under that name with J. S. Dickerson as the managing head. The Standard under the name of The Christism Times, issued its first, number on Aug. SI, 1803. At that time there were only two Baptist churches In Chicago. Mrs. McKinley Gaining Strength. WASHINGTON, June condition of Mrs.. McKinley to-night continues favor- able. After his visit Dr. Rixey said that she had passed a fairly comfortable day, and that the gradual improvement in her condition was still noticeable. Mrs. Mc- Kinley is quite weak, but is gaining a little strength each day. Lynching In North Carolina. LA GRANGE, N. C., June R. Jones, a negro preacher, who, It la alleged, attacked Mrs. Noah Davis near La Grange yesletday. was taken from the suai nov.se here last night and lynched. Saratoga of 19O1. This famous New York Central train wll leave New York on Its initial trip Saturday June 22d, at P. M.. and every Saturday thereafter during the seaaon. On all other'week lays the train leaves at P. M. All Pullman cars. Including an observation connected with I negotiations. Mrs. ster that used to drink oat of the vast lake that once covered the territory notf known as Grand Valley. The fossilized remains of the dinosaur are nearly per- fect and as complete as any yet discov- ered in any part the continent The OIK under discussion must have been over Seventy feet in length and nearly nine feet in height. Prof. Rlggs has been at work across the Grand for the past six weeks, being assisted by skilled workmen. The skeleton will be taken to Chicago and set up In the museum. The discovery of the mag- nificent specimen will add fresh laurels to the fame of Dr. Rlggs. CARNEGIE TO HONOR ELAINE. Ironmaster Said to Have Ordered a Monument to His Friend, the Statesman. PITTSBURG, June Carnegie will erect a monument to James G. Blaine. A personal friendship of many years and a warm admiration for the great champion of American Industries Inspire the philanthro- pist In this, his latest undertaking. A site for the monument, it is believed, will be chosen In Schenley Park, near the Carnegie Institute. It was learned from an authoritative source to-day that Mr. Car- negie has had the erection of the memorial in mind for some time, but as yet definite plans have not been formulated. The friendship between Mr. Carnegie and Mr. Blaire covered many years. During the past Winter many foreign artists have visited PIttsburg, and the presence now of Franklin Simmons, the sculptor of the John A. Logan-and other statues, has given rise to much speculation. Mr. Simmons denied that the purpose of his visit to Pittsburg was to make any con- tracts for the erection of statues here, but admitted that he had expected a confer- ence with John W. Beatty, Director of Art of the Carnegie Institute.' Mr. Beatty is not? In Europe. CARNEGIE'S OFFER TO SCOTLAND. His Plan Indorsed by the Edinburgh University Union. LONDON, June first expression of the opinion of Scottish University stu- dents concerning Andrew Carnegie's plans for education in Scotland was given to- night, when the Edinburgh University Union debated the subject. As a- result of the debate, a motion was made to the effect that, while the Union fully appreciated Mr. Carnegie's no scheme was considered adequate which did for the complete abolition of fees. This motion was rejected by 54 to 25 votes, and an amendment was carried ex- pressing the fullest confidence of the Edin- burgh University Union In Mr. Carnegie a method of dealing with the problem, and characterizing it aa right in principle and a direct step toward a higher standard national education. NEW JERSEY BOY REPELS MOB OF MASKED MEN It Had Assembled to Tar and Feather His Sister's Fiance. _ _ peacflt Botha took, with her ra Europe detailed In- formation from her husband and from Gen. Sehalkburger, the Acting President. Cable advices of a private nature which I saw while In New York." said Mr. Van der Hoogt, "prove beyond all doubt that the Boers have gained great ground, that they are now in control of all the country in the Transvaal, Orange Free State, and Natal, and that all that the English control is the main cities and the stations along the railroad lihes. The seat of Boer Government is still in the Ermelo District, which is within forty miles of Pretoria. In the Orange Free State and in the Transvaal the Boers have regular fighting men in the field; and the force-invading Cape Colony is made up of about picked men. divided up into mobile bands, who are recruiting constantly and sending the re- cruits to Botha and Wet. Considerable of the credit for the recent Boer victories is due to Col. Blake and his Irish-American Brigade. Blake has done some of the most daring acts in the war." Mr. Van der Hoogt said that Gen. Botha was permitted to communicate by cable with" Mr. Kriiger on condition that he would try to get Krilger to agree to certain peace terms, favorable to Great Britain, and that the British authorities should see the dis- patches. Botha .carried out the agreement, and KrUger's reply was that independence was the first basis .of any terms of peace. PBOF. RIGGS FINDS A DINOSAUR. OilcHKoan Discovers Remaliin of Klon- ster Neur Grand Junction, Col. Special to The New York Times. GRAND JUNCTION, Col., June Riggs of the Field Columbian Museum of Chicago, who has been delving in- the earth ten miles below this city on the other side of the Grand River, has dis- covered the remains of an immense speci- men of the dinosaur, the prehistoric mon- A Kew Train to Buffalo. The New York Central has placed In service an entirely new train to Buffalo, leaving Grand Cen- tral Station at A. M., arriving Buffalo r M'. This tralh affords another opportunity for a daylight ride along the Hudson River and through the Mohawk Valley to GIFT TO CORNELL. J. D. Rockefeller Offers the Money If the University Raises a Like Amount. ITHACA, N. Y., June a meeting of the Board of Trustees, of Cornell Unl- to-day, President Schurmaii pre- sented iL Jetter from John D. Rockefeller, donating to the university on con- dition an equal amount Is contributed By othSKT President Schurman said that making the gift Mr. Rockefeller had sent an agent here who spent three days Inspecting the university. The when secured, will be used In providing ad- ditional accommodations for Instruction and research. SECRETARY GAGE'S FIGURES. Receipts and Expenditures for the Fis- cal .Year Very Close to His Estimates. Special te The York Tints. WASHINGTON, June excess of receipts over expenditures for the fiscal year that will end June SO promises to be very close'to the estimates made by Sec- retary Gage in his annual report to Con- gress. Some doubt has been expressed as to whether the exceas would reach the anticipated, but the doubt is not entertained at the Treasury Department. The excess reported for the month was more than representing the re- turns of fifteen business days. The ex- cess of receipts reported to-day was 215, and for several days it has been close to a million. If the average excess lor the fifteen days is kept up for the re- mainder of the month It will be close to But to-morrow there is to be a sale of a Sioux City and It is believed that the amount obtained from that sale will be upward of This will bring the excess up to and perhaps above the estimated It is believed by Treasury of- ficials 'that the figures for the year will not vary more than a million or two either way from those given out by Mr. Gage In last December. Secretary Gage calculated that the re- ceipts for the year would be including those of the postal service. Up to to-day the receipts have been 81'7, and if the rate of receipts for the earlier days of the month is maintained the receipts, exclusive of those from the postal service, will reach and with the postal receipts added will make or about more than estimated. The expenditures were es- timated to reach with the postal outlay, and they have reached With the expenditures lor the remainder of the month kept at the rate for the part of it already passed the total ex- penditures will be a little larger than estimated. W. E. HALL PEBPLEXED. Cblcafcoan DoeM Not Know, Why In Pennilum Here. Special to The New York Times. CHICAGO, June B. Hall, Presi- dent of the Chicago Automobile Repair Companj-, is at a loss to know how his wife came to be penniless In New York wheii he thought her in England starting on a Eu- ropean trip. She registered at the Belve- dere Hotel, New York, as Mrs. F. Downey. "I don't see why she used that said Mr. "unless she wanted to save me embarrassment. I am sure it Is she however. Sometimes she calls me he added, as an afterthought. She had plenty of money when she left here, May 28, and had her passage paid both ways, as I had taken tickets in ad- vance. She expected to remain abroad until October. No, she did not go alone, but with the families of two wealthy Chicago manu- facturers. I do not care to mix theni up in this. It may be that she returned because- she was homesick. That Is the onlyc cause 1 can think of." Mrs. Hall reached Southampton on the steamer Barbarossa one week ago Monday. She and her friends left the boat there, and nothing more was seen of Mrs. Hall until she she hurried aboard the Ka'iser Wllhelm der Grosse Tuesday night with her baggage. Cold Weather Hurts European Crops. LONDON, June received here from the chief cities of the Continent chron- icle the return of semi-Winter weather, which has a serious effect upon crops. Very cold weathar and heavy rains and snow are reported from Switzerland and Hungary. The snow Is a loot deep at Teplltz, in the latter Foar New York to California by the Overland via Chicago Union Pacific, and Southern Pa- cific Hallways. Particulars at North-Waatora Otflce. 4A1 Young Man Later Threatened to Shoot His Prospective Father-in-Law Under'Arrest. MOUNT HOLLY, N. J., ty-five masked men assembled In the vi- cinity of ex-Judge B. P. Willis's house last night bent on treating Harry Allen Baxter, the llancfi of Miss Willis, to a coat of tar and feathers. Entering the large yard, they made an effort to enter the rear door. Then something happened. The Judge's ten-year-old son asked them very pointedly to retire, at the same time he leveled a shotgun at the gang, which beat a hasty retreat. "I'll shoot the first one to said, and Immediately there was a slump In tar and a reaction In the feather mar- ket, which had been decidedly bullish. All the time young Allen was in an up- stairs room armed with a revolver and a large amonjnt of that discretion which at times outdoes any sort of valor. 'Allen Is not the "star boarder" of the Willis household by any manner of means. The Judge doesn't like him at all, but Mrs. Willis favors his suit, and so does the young woman. He came here from New Tork some time ago, and, although the Judge opposes the marriage, he permitted youth, up to this morning, to live In the house. This morning-, hard upon the .heels of the exciting events of last night, the Judge and his prospective son-in-law had a row. Bax- ter drew a revolver and threatened to shoot. The Judge ran at him, and, seizing the weapon, thrashed him. Baxter rushed out of the house coatless and hatless, ahd ran down Main Street to Grant, closely pursued by the Judge and a large and ex- crowd. Arriving at Grant Street Station he at- tempted to board a passing trolley car for Burlington. He was caught, and again chastised by the Judge. Baxter once more pulled his revolver. William Jennett and Mlcajah Matlack, who were in the crowd that had assem- bled, seized Baxter, and taking his re- volver away, ordered him to get out as soon as possible. Baxter ran along the trolley track toward Burlington. Judge Willis then 'Went before Squire Krayer and swore out a warrant for the arrest of Baxter. Giving this to Detective Ellis H. Parker, he stopped a passing team arid drove rapidly off in pursuit. Miss Willis had learned of the row, and she im- mediately drove to the rescue, overtaking Baxter in his flight toward Burlington. She hurried off with him in the carriage. Later Baxter was found in the home of Mrs. M. R. Sooy, in Mount Holly, and arrested. CHICAGO'S ARSON PLOT. More Arrests on the Charge of Defraud- ing Insurance Companies. Special to The New York Times. CHICAGO, June Board of Under- writers, through its attorney and the police, procured yesterday the arrest of Benjamin and Michael Ettlcson on the charge of ar- son. To-day eight other warrants were Is- sued and most of the persons called for were arrested. The Ettlesons were arrest- ed on the charge of having caused a fire eleven 'days ago at 8 Thirty-ninth Place. The -stock, which was Insured for is said to have been worth only The arrested men Include gamblers, bar- keepers, race track touts, and some mer- chants. The latter are charged with fur- nishing receipted bills for worth of cigars when the amount purchased only reached The underwriters, police, and fire officials say. that there is no doubt that many of the recent small fires were caused by persons who wished to collect the Insurance. TEIED TO KILL "BOSS" SHEPAKD, Mexican nt tlie ex-Governor, from in Custody. Special to The New York Tinas. EL PASO. Texas, June was re- ceived, here to-day from Chihuahua that an attempt had been made to assassinate Boss" A. R. Shepard, ex-Governor of Washington. The ex-Governor, after leav- ing Washington many years ago, went to a small Mexican settlement in the south- ern part of the Republic of Mexico, where he since has been engaged in the mining business. On Saturday while Mr. Shepard was away quite a. distance from his mine at Batopilas, he was shot at by a Mexican in ambush, the bullet grazing his head. Shepard beat a hasty retreat, in the direction of the set- tlement, the would-be assassin following and keping up a running fire. Luckily none of the bullets went true to the mark, and the intended victim finally reached the door of his hut. Shepard has great Influence among the Mexicans and is almost a King in the little town. As soon as the news of the assault became known the settlement went fairly wild The neighborhood was searched tnr miles around and the following morning the assailant was captured. ME. WANAMAKEB'S REPLY. Hii of the Rapid Transit State- ment of Representative Foederer. Special to The New York Times, PHILADELPHIA, June ter General John Wanamaker was asked to-day if he had any reply to the statement Issued .by Representative Robert H. Foecterer in regard to rapid transit and the franchises. He said: I have not read the statement by Mr. Foederer, but I understand that It is in the nature of a personal attack on me. When Mr. Foederer gets to be as old as I am he will find that it is. not easy to pull the wool over people's eyes." CONVENTION IN A DEAD-LOCK. 'Delegates at Saratoga Take Fifty Bal- lots Without Result. Special to The New York Times.. .SARATOGA, N. Y., June hold- ing five sessions In two days, the Fourth Judicial District Republican Convention, allter fifty informal ballots, found Itself ,still in a dead-lock at o'clock this aft- ernoon and took a recess till o'clock to-morrow, when balloting will be resumed. As the eleven delegates, representing an equal number of counties, do not furnish a single indication of compromising on any one cf the candidates to succeed Su- preme Court Justice Judson S. Landon of Schenectady, It may be safely assumed that the beginning of the end of the dead- lock is not In sight. Up to the present time no dark horse has been mentioned. To-dav's proceedings opened with the elev- enth ballot which stood: Palmer, 3; Gilbert, 2" SpenceV; 2; Paris, 2; Potter 1: Robert J. Landon of Schenectady, son of Justice Landon, 1. The fiftieth and last ballot of this afternoon stood: Palmer, 3; Spencer, 3; Gilbert, 2; Paris. 2; Potter, 1. The Perfection of Hail-wtta- Travel Is reached in the Pennsylvania Llnilted, leaving New York dally tor Chicago and the The Richfield Springs parlor car by the New York Central leaves Grand Central Station at A. WOANDSU AN IDEAL FOOD. Cultivated by the Negroes In Tropical Africa, It Is Believed to be a Perfect Nutriment. Special to Tin New York Times. WASHINGTON, June a communi- cation to the State Department, 'Richard Guenther, Consul General at Frankfort, Germany, says: German papers speak of an annual plant growing in tropical Africa, belonging to the leguminous class, which is largely cul- tivated by the negroes as a food article. It has also been introduced to some extent In Southern Asia and in Brazil. It is called woandsu by the African negroes; the bo- tanical name is Glycine subterranca. The French expert chemist of aliments has recently analyzed the fruit of the woandsu with reference to its chemical composition and its value as food. The fruit, like the peanut, matures under ground. The eatable kernel has the shape of an egg, and la dark red, with black stripes and a white hllum, like most beans. It furnishes a very white flour, whose flavor after cooking much resembles that of chestnuts. The chemical composition is 88 per cent, of starchy substance, 19 per cent, nitrogenous, 10 per cent, water, 6 per cent, oily, 4 per cent, cellulose substance, and 3 per cent, ashes. It will be seen that two pounds-of these beans would supply the dally requirements of the human sys- tem.. M. Balland, who has had wide experi- ence in the chemistry of nutriments, calls, this fruit the first one found by him in a natural state which shows all the chemical properties of a perfect nutriment." WEDDED AT Alfred Larwill, III, Miss Herring Comes to Him from Stamford, Conn. Sftcial to The New York. Times. STAMFORD, 'Conn., June ill- ness prevented the wedding here to-day of Alfred J. 'Lafwlll of 172 Eldert Street, Brooklyn, ahd'Mlss Klla Mae Herring Pleasant Street. The Herring dwelling had been decorated for the marriage, when George Larwill, a brother of the prospective bridegroom, arrived with the IIPWS that the latter was too ill to leave his bed. He ex- plained that if Miss Herring would accom- paiiy him to New York his brother's condi- tion was not so serious as to prevent the ceremony. Miss Herring consented to this arrangement, and with her parents left for the bedside of Mr. Larwill. Alfred Lnrwlll, son of a well-known contracting engineer of the National Lead Company, was married last night at his home lo Miss Ella Mae Herring, daughter of a wealthy Stamford builder. Mr. -Lar-. will holds a position with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He had arranged with his intimate friend, Edward Miller, to be best man at the latter's wedding, which took place yesterday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were then to accompany him to .Stamford and be present at his wedding, after which both couples had planned to enjoy their honeymoons together'on a pro- longed bridal tour. Last Monday Mr. Larwill was taken ill and rapidly grew worse, until the family physician, Dr. Baldwin, diagnosed his case as pneumonia, anil pronounced him unable to attend either his friend's or his own wed- Tne young man declared, however, that if his fiancee would come to New York he would get married anyhow. A consultation was held, and Dr. Baldwin braced his pa- tient up with stimulants. The Rev. J. C. Allen of 1.161 Bushwick Avenue officiated. Mrs Larwill will now endeavor to nurse, her husband back to health. Mr. and Mrs, Miller have sent word that in view of Larwill's sickness -their bridal tour would be postponed until such time as Mr. and Mrs, Larwill could take It with QUAY BILLS GO THROUGH. House Passes Finally on Supplemental Measures Regarding Rapid Transit. HARRISBURG, Penn.. June House passed finally, on special orders to- day, the two .'bills supplemental to the Rapid Transit acts signed by the Governor recently. These bills were introduced and passed in the Senate last week, and they now go to the Governor for his. action. The one constituting the Governor, Secre- tary of State, and Attorney General a board to pass on applications for rapid transit franchises 'was attacked by several anti-administration Republicans and Dem- ocrats Mr. Coray of Luzerne, a Repub- lican leader of the Insurgent element, "Two weeks ago the office of Secretary of the Commonwealth presented a scene which will go down In history. There were a lot of hungry parasites and a lot of millionaires present in obedience to the orders theS" had received to raid the treas- ury They carried away valuable fran- chises, and now it.is proposed to prevent others from getting similar favors by plac- ing the power to grant them in the hands of a board." Mr Coray said the people were opposed to the rapidity with which these bills were passed by the Legislature. The time wll) he concluded, when the people will sweep your machine off the face of the earth." Mr. Hall (Republican of Allegheny) said this legislation is a very poor climax to what has already been enacted. I Mr. Hayne (Democrat of Lehigh) criti- cized the legislation as infamous, and pro- tested against Its passage. He said this Legislature had become a stench and by- word to the public, and that its only chance to redeem itself was by defeating these The bill'passed by a vote ofrlOJi to 05, receiving in its favor only two more than the requisite number ot votes. The count- ing of a member not present as voting aye" was challenged, but the Speaker said the vote did not affect the result, and no further aptlon was taken. NO PNEUMATIC TUBE SERVICE. Alter .1 one SfO Mail Will Again jje TraimpbrteU by Special to Tli.e New York Times. WASHINGTON, June Post Office Department is now making arrangements to have the mail, which otherwise would have been serit through pneumatic tubes, transported by wagon after June 30. On the evening.of that day the fires will be drawn from the boilers which supply the power to the- pneumatic tube service in New York. Brooklyn, Boston, and Phila- delphia. There will not be much trouble in making the change, It is said at the depart- ment, as part of the mail is already trans- Eorted by wagons over the routes covered y the pneumatic tubes. 'The contractors .will allow their machin- ery and appliances to remain in the Post Offices. This decision is made in view of the expectation that pressure can be brought to bear on Congress to secure the reinstatement, of the service. MANITOBA'S WHEAT CROP. POINT FOR THE DEFENSE IN THE BARKER TRIAL Prosecutor Erwin Fails to Keep Out Mrs. Barker's Story. Sensational Legal Battle Gives Advan- tage to the Younger the Day's Testimony. The third day of the trial of Thomas Q. Barker before Judge John A. Blair, in the Hudson County Court of General Sessions, In Jersey City, charged with shooting with intent to kill the Rev. John Keller in the streets of Arlington, N. J., on Sunday .morning, Feb. 3 last, opened yesterday morning with the expectation on the part of the crowds that thronged the ,littlo courtroom and clamored vainly for ad- the doors that the defendant had practically fought his fight at the. bar of justice for a jusit'ication of his act In-trying'his best to kill the man who. he believed, had invaded and violated the sanctity of his home, and hail-lost. It had. been predicted on the conclusion of the proceedings on the day before that the defense, after having tried In vain to bring into the case the Strange story told by Mrs. Barker, the wife of the accused man, to her husband of a wrong done her at her home by the clergyman, and which it was contended furnished the motive for the shooting, had played its last card. and that yesterday would see the close of the sensational trial with the admission of the defendant's guilt of assault with intent to kill, or with the finding- of a verdict by the jury that would send him to prison with the mysteries surrounding the case still tlnrevealed. It was confidently believed by many who had followed the swiftly recurring inci- dents of the trial since its beginning, threo days ago. that with the stern interposition of the New. Jersey statutes, as interpreted and applied by the prasiiline- Justice at the trial wherever the coun- sel had sought an opening, that that un- written law that lias preserved the free- dom of avenging in many parts of this country would remain, in New .Jer- sey at least, a. dangerous legal fiction. The defendant had been put upon the .stand during the second day of the trial to tell his stury of the motive for shootin Canadian Pacific Hnilwiiy to Bnlld Br nil oil Lilies for Farmers. Special to The New Times. MONTREAL, June Premier Roblin of Manitoba held a long conference to-day with T. G.. Shaughnessy, President of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and at its con- clusion announced that he had arranged for the building by the company of about eighty miles of branch lines in( Manitoba for a cash bonus of to be paid by the province. The branches are to give farmers chance to be built to market their In the history of Manitoba has there been such an abundant promise of eood said Premier Roblin. o have this vear 2.0UO.ODO acres in wheat. c expect to'get between twenty and thirty bushels to the acre. This will give .us a crop of between 40.lXIO.oiK.> and WWM.OOO bushels, of wheat." of VunUln Is the leader all the wotlJ over. Use nu Adv. to tell ills stury ot the motive for shooting down the clergyman, but each time he had attempted to repeat the story told him by his witV he had been promptly stopped by the-application of the law that recognizes an assault simply as an assault and re- fuses to consider the motive. Beaten at every turn by the rulings of th< Judge, the defense had withdrawn theli witness with a promise that they would produce him again. They had placed ot the stand an alienist to prove that a story of wrongs such as had been recounted te Barker by his wife to tern- Eorarily prevent a man from distinguishing etween right and wrong. The testimony of this witness had in turn been rejected as having no beating on Barker's act. The lawyer for the defense, after having strug- gled desperately to find an opening through which the story of Mrs. com- pelling force ihat swept onward to the tragedy--could be introduced, found them- selves ai the close of the second day of tha trial completely baffled. ASPECT OF THE CASE CHANGES. When yesterday's sessions had ended the aspects of the case had been almost com- pletely reversed, after nearly six hours of as desperate legal fencing as is on record in tfte annals of the State. The two law- yers for the defense put Barker again on the stand, this time by sheer fores of persistence and dogged determination got from him in minule fragments, slipped into the records in the face of strenuous opposition from the prosecution, enough of the story of the injured wife to indicate the wholf to the jury. Question "after question was asked the black-eyed principal in the, strange case. As these were challenged and stricken out the same questiojis were put again and again in altered forms, until in some guise they got upon the records. Despite every effort of the opposing coun- sel, Mrs. Barker, the wife of the accused man, who is perhaps after, all the central figure in the case, was put upon the stand, and again, amid a rain of questions, ob- jections, substitutions, and alterations Ing for hours, one by one the component parts of her story of wrongrs at the hands of the clergyman were carried piecemeal over the legal fortifications. Inter to be re- united as a whole before the. jury in the final summing up of the case. Dr. Britton Evans, Superintendent of the Morris Plains Insane Asylum, a recognized expert on insanity, who had been called on the day before, and whose testimony was kept out of '.he records, v.'as recalled yesterday, and the two lawyers for the defense, with infinite pains and wearying persistence, got before the jury the expert opinion that Barker at the time he com- mitted the crime of which he is accused was so wrought up as a.result of a story of Injuries told him by his that ho was incapable of distinguishing betw'een right and wrong. Other witnesses were called, who testi- fied that they had been impressed with the "unusual behavior of Barker" for two weeks prior to Feb. .1. and that Barker had told them of a great trouble at hia Every juryman-as well as every- spectator of the unusual scenes at the trial understood, as the two young law- yers conducting the defense Intended that they should understand, the meaning of the story of wrongs and tire great trouble at his home." The basis had been" laid for the conten- tion of thejjefense that Barker had been rendered mentally irresponsible by the re- citals of his wife, and while under the In- fluence of the effects of this revelation bad tried his best to kill his fellow-townsman. Prosecutor Erwin. for the State, fought strenuously to stem the tide of this evi- dence. He war. on his feet almost con- stantly, wrangling and objecting, but It was a case of two to one. and the opposing counsel were the younper and the keener men. He was defeated at certain points simply through physical exhaustion. A single Question, wo.uld at times be asked a. score of times'. Rebounding from the solid wail of Jersey law. it would be put forward again and again in various forms and dis- q-uises. until finally it went home and set- tled on the records. The defense was also aided from without the courtroom by some secret allv who worked through the' medium of tie press. was caused to be printed what pur- ported to be the statement made by Mrs. Barker to her husband's lawyers dlntely after his arrest, last February, in which she detailed the story of assault which she alleged was committed upon her at her home by the Rev. Mr. Keller In April. MRS. BARKER'S STORY OF ASSAULT. In this statement, which was immediately printed in the afternoon papers and eagerly read by the jurymen during the noon re- cess. Mrs. Barker sets forth that on April 1H, 1S9UT Mr. Keller, whose church she at- tended, and who was an intimate friend of her and her husband, called at her home in the absence of her husband, and in her par- lor criminally assaulted her. and tha-t In- juries inflicted during the commission of tht act resulted in ruining her health. After giving details the statement goes on to state that soon after that time Mrs. Barker ceased to attend the clergyman's church, but: kept her secret from her hus- band, Tearihg a tragedy, but sho told it later to some women friends, and' finally, a year and a'half later, it found its way to I hrr husband's ears. In response to Ills I earnest, entreaties had then told him all. None of details of this so-called con- fession tu .be brought before the jury, legally, ilurins thy day. bin it served its purpose, un-1 juryman was familiar with it within, a fi-w hours from th..- time II was primed, l.awy.-rs Van "Winkle and for the defense. 'Ms- da imeil any knowledge of how the i..r-y of. tlie statement reached the newspaper" that ihe printed icpjris iiu   

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