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   New York Times (Newspaper) - March 20, 1903, New York, New York                                 v*  : * * ' г*  “All the News That’s Fit to Print."  THE WEATHER  Fair; winds southwest, becoming northwest  VOL. LII NO. 10,600.  NEW YORK. FRIDAY, MARCH 20. 1903.-SIXTEEN PAGES.  Mayor low refuses  TO SEE LIQUOR MEN  Requires Them First to Disprove Blackmail Fund Rumors.  ANGRY DEALERS SEE JEROME  ONE CENT  Ifcfter Their Conference with the District Attorney, Fritz Lindinger Sends a Letter to the Mayor, Asking for Fair Play.  Mayor Low refused to see a delegation of liquor dealer« at the City Hall yesterday, and told them in a letter that he would make an appointment if they would tell •heut the $3,000.000 yearly fund which was bétng raised by an assessment of $3 a Tyeek on every saloon keeper in the Greater SNew York.  the Information which Mayor Low received was that the assessment on the liquor dealers was being raised as a corruption fund to prevent the passage of the fetl! In the Legislature increasing the liquor tax license, and also to “ pay the police protection.” A personal adviser of Mayor I-ow said yesterday:  “The situation is just this: Mayor Low h$d information about the corruption of the pólice by the raising of this fund. If the police force, which is the right hand of the Mayor in enforcing the law, is being corrupted, any means which he may take to find out the exact facts are justifiable. Meyer Low did not deny the liquor dealers a hearing. He simply asked for information about the fund which he had been Informed was raised for corrupt purposes. Mayor Low was justified in asking every Cfpqnization or set of men supposed to be ¡ínpÜcated in this matter what they were doing.”  The letter which George F. Gminder of the National Retail Liquor Dealers’ Association aent to Mayor Lpw asking for a heading on the excise bill at Albany, was as'roliows:  A committee having been appointed by the enrolled, wins, liquor, and beer dealers of Greater  B* York, of which I have the honor to be rman, to call on you in reference to the ¿• bill now pending at Albany, I would say that if agreeable to you, will call on you Thurs--dey, March 10, at 11:00 A. M., at your office. City Hall, New York: or, if not convenient to you, at any time thereafter to suit your convenience.  OCCASION OF THE TROUBLE.  . ' The reply of Mayor Low, which started j the controversy, was as follows:  I have your note of gesterday, asking for an appointment to confer with me to-morrow forenoon at 11 o’clock in reference to the Excise eill now pending at Albany. I cannot see you at ,the hour named, for I have then an advertised hearing on a legislative bill.  Before I fix another hour for such an appointment, however, I am obliged to ask your attention to an aspect of the question which seems to me of great importance. There have been per-sittent. rumors, for a very long time that the locgl Liquor Dealers’ Association, through its subordinate groups or sections—said to be sixty-fiim in number—has been In the habit of assess-  ^he proprietor of every saloon $5 per week,  5 per Sunday ) thus creating a fund, from pwyda of 12,000 saloons in the City of New which amounts to more than $8, per annum.  she announced that one of those visitors had called. * Well, what did you do? * asked the master. * I gave him an equivocal reply. the faithful servant replied. * But what did you say?’ persisted her master.   s . ure > was her answer, ‘I am just after axing him if his grandmother was a mon-key. ” And Mr. Jerome laughed.  AVhen asked what he had told the liquor dealers, Mr. Jerome said heihad merely given them some “ fatherly advice.” He said his sympathy was with them in the fullest measure.  “This bill, it seems to me,” he said, “is not one conducing to the public welfare or to public morality. There are 100,000 men, women, and children In New York directly or indirectly identified with the liquor business. They have invested a great deal of money in their business. They are paying such a high license now that in many cases they are only making bartenders’ wages and sometimes not even that. Now it is proposed—as an afterthought, as it were, and entirely without notice and warning, to jump this license 50 per cent. If a measure of that nature w'as taken in another industry, it would precipitate a riot, i “ That is the business side of this proposition, and you’ve got to look at it that way. In dealing with the liquor dealers and their business, you are dealing with a commercial proposition—a business which, whllo you and I may not think very highly of it, is a perfectly legal way of earning a liye-lihood. And, another thing, most of these men are over thirty-five years old. They are men who have learned no trade and could not earn a livelihood in any other way. They are fighting for their very lives in fighting this measure.”  Mr. Jerome said it was a mistaken notion that this bill would strike a blow at the evil resorts. These, he said, could well afford to pay 50, 100, or 2u0 per cent, higher license than they are paying. Those that would have to go to the wall, said he, were the small saloon keepers.  “ If this bill becomes a law,” said Mr. Jerome, “ it will tend to 'develop * speakeasies,’ places where liquor is sold in secret and without a license, all over town. There is comparatively little selling of liquor without a license in this city now. Look at Philadelphia, and look at Maine. Why, Mayor Low and President Eliot of Harvard and J. C. Carter, were members of a sub-committee of the Committee of Fifty, which had the matter under investigation and reported that there were more speak-easies than licensed liquor saloons in Philadelphia.”  Mr. Jerome said that the liquor dealers' committee had come to him in a state of great indignation. The members; he said, were highly incensed at Mayor Low’s attempt to drag in the question of blackmail.  \\ hile they considered the Mayor had a perfect right to ask them in regard to the rumors which had reached him on this subject, they thought it exceedingly tactless on his part to endeavor to make that matter a preliminary to their getting an opportunity to ascertain the Mayor’s views on the proposed liquor tax legislation.  “ What do you think will be the effect, politically, of Mayor Low’s refusal to see the liquor dealers? Do you think it will have as much effect as his refusal to take part in the St. Patrick’s Day parade?” Mr. Jerome was asked.  “ Deponent sayeth not.” was his reply.  Mr. Jerome said if the committee had sent a letter to Mayor Low regarding the situation, he knew its contents.  In Greater New York. ) Elsewhere Jersey City, and Newark, j TWO CENTS.  Ht. BOWEN IMPATIENT AT DELAY BIPOWEHS  Sends Note to Ambassador Herbert Asking Intentions.  JOURNEYED FAR TO WED. [ JOSE PALMA’S ELOPEMENT  more than  000,000  Without asfterting the correctness of such ru-T jjtHl think that It Is lncutnbe’ht upon ■au. «M the representatives of this interest and ffr , a  Prelimiiun-y to any discussion of this sublet cm my part, to submit to me proof that mg rumors as to the collection of such asssess-■Kttts are without foundation; or, if they are «rpe, to state specifically for what purpose this great sum Is used.     v   When the members of the Liquor Dealers’ (Association called at the City Hall yesterday it was with the understanding that thOy were to be ushered in the Mayor’s presence at once. The committee of liquor dealers was headed by Fritz Lindinger. Prior to the bearing Mr. Lindinger had heard over the telephone that Mayor Low (had written a letter. He learned the con-, tents, and when he arrived with his cohorts at the Mayor’s office they were vociferous and angry.  “ Letter or no letter,” shouted Lindinger in the corridors of the Mayor’s office, “ we would have come here anyway. We came to see the Mayor on a matter of business and not to be interrogated about what our organization does with its funds. Why, it is an outrage for the Mayor to send such a letter as that and we have been grossly insulted. It was all right when he was a candidate for office. He was glad to see us then and he called me up on the tele-J,  wa s one of the committee that notified him of his nomination.”  Assistant Secretary Moran then appeared on the scene. Police Sergeant Kennell was also present.  te'e,”«IdsSS:KenÄ See your comml ‘-Moran.   t *  on kn ,?wing why the Mayor will not receive us, demanded several of the committee.  Then diplomatic relations were more or lew established with Mayor Low through a Pioxy. The ultimatum cf the citv’s chief e«cutive was prompt and final:    *  The Mayor will not see the members of your committee until the organization has  pHe^t^rein ”  ter an( * charges im-  ..^ hats ,^” outrage!” shouted Lindinger.  We won t answer that letter. Mayor Low lias been following us long enough. If this excije bill passes it will be the Mayor’s fault and not Gov. Odell’s, if any one answers that letter of the Mavor it will »robably be the District Attorney, if a land for blackmail or corruption exists Yhe Mayor must know that the creation of such a fund is a criminal act. Why don’t  Ihveptigate? Why don’t he ask the District Attorney to investigate? Why does .-I*® have men in the Police Department who accept blackmail ?  I worked for the interest, of Mayor Low in the last, campaign and many other men in my business did likewise. Our association to a man and the Independent liquor dealers know to a man Jähere our votes will be cast next Novem-  ^resldent Lindinger and his committee tbep left the City Hall to call on District «Attorney Jerome.  Froi  m the Citv Hall.the committee, still £«ry angry, went to the Criminal Courts Building to see District Attorney Jerome.  Mt. Jerome was walking through the ante-roofn or the office when they arrived, and upqn discovering them invited them to come into his private room.  There the members of the committee remained in conference with Mr. Jerome for over an hour. It took them that long to tell Hum their troubles and how angry they felt about this business. They went away fortified with advice and assurances of Mr. Jerome’s sympathy, but refused to talk for publication when they emerged from the presence of the District Attorney.  “ Go in and see Mr. Jerome,” said Fritz Lindinger. “ he can give you this in much bett#r shape than we can.”  Mr. Jerome talked freely about the matter when seen a little later.  “ This whole business,” said Mr. Jerome, “ reminds me of a little story. There was a servant who had been instructed never to tell a lie when visitors whom her master-did not wish to see called, but to stave them off with an equivocal reply. One day  INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS.  LINDINGER TO THE MAYOR.  The following letter has been sent to the Mayor by Fritz Lindinger on behalf of the Wine, Liquor and Beer Dealers’ Centra! Association:  “ 1  ^ e iv to  acknowledge your communication of March 18.  “ It seems to the committee that you must have misunderstood why we desire to have an interview with you. Permit me to make it a. little clearefr why desire to confer with you. Our committee represents over 8,000 persons engaged in the retail liquor business in Greater New York. Most of us are married men, of middle age, and the fathers of children. We and those employed by us and our wives and children all told number over 60,000 people on a conservative estimate. This, of course, does not include the numerous retail liquor dealers in the City of New York not members of .our organization. Practically all the  Sroperty that we have is invested in our uslness. The aggregate amount of this property is very large.  “ There is now pending at Albany a bill to increase the license fee for the sale of liquor in this city. This measure we conceive vitally affects our interests and the interests of those employed by us and dependent upon us, and therefore is one with which the people of this city have great concern. -  “ Under these circumstances we respectfully submit that it is right for us to ask the Chief Magistrate of our city whether or not he approves of such a measure. If such a measure is in his opinion unwise and unjust, it certainly is no more than fair that he should say so, that we might avail ourselves of the great influence of his name to defeat such a measure. Our purpose in seeking an interview with your Honor was not to endeavor to secure your Honor’s support, if your best judgment satisfied you that you could not aid us. We desire to find out jvhat your opinion on this subject is, that we might get your help if you think as we do. and if we find that you do not agree with us. that we might lay before you some considerations that have perhaps not occurred to you.  “ With all due respect, we think we are entitled to know where you stand on this proposition. Your reply to us is no answer to our request, but is practically a citation to appear before you and defend ourselves against charges of felony, based upon what you describe as * persistent rumors.’ Whatever may be done by individuals throughout the city we do not know, but this organization as an organization is and will continue to be absolutely opposed to the payment of blackmail to the police or any public officer.  “ We are entirely at a loss to understand why ‘ as a preliminary to any discussion of this subject on your part.’ we should be compelled to * submit to you proofs that those rumors as to the collection of such assessments are without foundation.’  “ We desire to come to you to find out what vour attitude is on this important matter, and to submit to you considerations that might assist you in reaching a conclusion on it if you have not already done so, and vou reply to us in substance that it is rumored that we levy large sums for the pavment of blackmail, and that we, charged as doing this by nothing better than public rumor, are to be called upon to prove our innocence of these charges, before vou are willing to confer upon a matter vital!v affecting upward of 60,000 people in this city.  “ We submit. Mr.\ Mayor, that this is neither fair play nor courageous. We beg that vou may speedily appoint a time at which our committee may wait upon you and learn your attitude in regard to this measure, and, if your mind is not made up, present to vou such proper considerations as may influence your judgment.”  Rumors of a Disposition Not to Send Question of Preferential Treat-* ment to The Hague.  WASHINGTON, March 19.—Another important chapter in the Venezuelan controversy developed to-night. Impelled by the persistent reports which have been circulated that there might be a disposition on the paYt of the allied powers to settle directly with President Castro the question of the payments of the claims of their citizens against Venezuela, coupled with the exasperating delay in settling the additional protocols, Herbert W. Bowen. Venezuela’s Plenipotentiary, has made an effort to obtain positive information from the allies as to their intentions in the premises.  With this purpose in view, -to-night he addressed to Sir Michael Herbert, the British Ambassador at Washington, a polite note, calling attention to the delay of about a month and to the rumors that have been current that the powers are not disposed to send the question of preferential treatment to The Hague. Mr. Bowen urged it as desirable that some declarations should be made by the allies as to what they will do.  According to the terms of the protocol signed by Mr. Bowen with Germany, Great Britain, arid Italy on Feb. 13, 30 per cent, of the customs receipts of the ports of La Guayra apd Puerto Cabello were to be paid over to the representative of the Bank of England at Caracas for the satisfaction of the claims against Venezuela pending the decision of The Hague tribunal, and the customs receipts were to be paid out in ae-accordance with the decision of that tribunal on thé question of preferential treatment.  The first allotment of customs receipts was to be paid on April 1, covering the receipts for March. As this time is near at hand, and there does not seem to be any disposition on the part of the allies to proceed with any dispatch with the preparation of The Hague protocols, Mr. Bowen does not think that Venezuela should be bound to pay the 30 per cent, provided for in the protocol of Feb. 13, if The Hague 1 is not signed before April 1, and  protoco    _    _    _    _  took that position in the note to Sir Mi chael Herbert.  Mr. Bowen feels there should be a definite understanding respecting the intentions of the allies as to The Hague protocol before April 1, when the first installment of customs receipts of the two ports is to be set aside as provided for. Venezuela has devised a means for meeting the issue in case of default by consenting that Belgian officials are to be placed in charge of the customs, and the purposes of the allies, he thinks, should be stated definitely.  If The Hague protocols were not signed and the allies determined hereafter to deal directly with Mr. Castro, then the question would arise as to what should be done with the money paid to the représentative of the Bank of England on April 1 from the eus toms receipts of the two ports named.  The suggestion is made that that official being In tne employ of the British Government» the money might be retained by him to satisfy the claims of Great Britain, and in this way they would secure an advantage over other equally meritorious claimants.  The note of Mr. Bowen, it is believed here, will bring the whole question to an issue promptly and terminate the indecision which now apparently obtains as to just what the intentions of the various allied Governments are in the matter of settling their claims.  SYNDICATE’S NEW OFFER  FOR VENEZUELA’S DEBT.  Mr. Seligman Has Made Banking Combination International—Mr. Bowen Opposes the Project.  WASHINGTON, March 19.—The International syndicate, headed by the Seligmans, has renewed on a larger scale than at its first venture the offer to assume Venezuela’s debts to the powers on conditions. I. N. Seligman has been in Washington two days in that pursuit. He visited the White House and has communicated with some members of the diplomatic body. With him is associated Mr. Salomonsohn, representative of the Discount Bank of Berlin, which is the largest individual creditor of Venezuela.  Mr. Seligman also has made arrangements to affiliate in the floating of the Venezuelan debt with the banking firm of Speyer & Co. of London, so that, instead of being a purely American 'syndicate, as at  Miss Whitney of Plattsburg Went to the Klondike to Become a Bride.  Special to The New York Times.  TACOMA, Washington, March 19.—Miss Violet Rose Whitney, who is stated in the dispatches to be a niece of William C. Whitney, was married at Dawson City late in February to Walter H. B. Lyons, a son of Dr. Lyons of Plattsburg, N. Y.  Mr. Lyons is the manager of a large sawmill on the Klondike River owned by the Ladue Company, of which his brother-in-law. Elmer Botsford of Plattsburg, is the General Manager. He and Mr. Botsford became interested in the Klondike through the late Joseph Ladue of Plattsburg who laid out the City of Dawson.  Miss Whitney journeyed alone from Plattsburg to Dawson to wed. The ceremony was performed a few days after her arrival in the presence of a few intimate friends of Mr. Lyons. The Rev. W H Barraclougn of the Episcopal Church officiated.  The couple had the choice of spending their honeymoon in their new Dawson home or of taking a two-hundred-mile sledding behind a ^og team over the Yukon ice to Circle City. They preferred to remain in Dawson.  iwfrs. HULL IS NOT ILL.  Mrs. Burdick’s Mother Only Suffering  from the Shock of the Murder_  Mr. Pennell’s Will Filed.  BUFFALO, March 19.—Albert A. Hart-zéll of counsel for Mrs. Hull, mother of Mrs. Burdick, was seen to-day with reference to the reported injury or illness o* Mrs. Hull.  “ Mrs. Hull is in her usual health,” he said. “She has not been ill or injured. The man Allen, at the house, is a clerk stationed with instructions to refuse information.  “ Mrs. Hull is not giving way. So far as her not being herself is concerned, that is true. An occurrence like this would upset any one. I’m not myself since the murder All the Burdicks’ personal friends were greatly shocked.”  The will of Arthur R. Pennell was filed to-day. After making bequests to relatives and to his lawyer, he bequeathed the remainder of his estate to his wife, mother and brothers in equal parts. The will is dated June 5, 1902.  The petition for the probate of the will stated that Pennell died possessed of real property valued at $3,000 and personal property of the estimated value of $25,000. The real value of the estate is still a matter of speculation. A superficial estimate places it at about $400,000.  J. Frederick Pennell was named as administrator of the estate. It was stated that Mrs. Pennell died intestate and that in consequence her estate would go to her relatives.  BAR OF GOLD DISAPPEARED.  Valued at $23,500, It Vanished from Office of the Dominion Express Company at Detroit.  DETROIT, March 19.—A bar of gold valued at $23,500 disappeared after being brought here in the express car of Wabash Train No. 4, which arrived at the Union Station from the West at 8 o’clock and left for Buffalo at midnight. The gold was in charge of the Dominion Express Company and It is believed was consigned to the mint at Philadelphia.  As soon as the messenger missed the bar he notified the local express agent Of the company, who in tarn asked the police to assist in the search for the missing treasure. Every available detective of the staff of Chief of Detectives McDonnell was assigned to the case, and private detectives also were retained to assist.  There were four bars of gold in the shipment. The incoming messenger Is positive that he unloaded all four of them and wheeled the truck into the company’s office here. When the midnight train, on which express matter is sent East, was ready r  only three bars were found on the truck. Although the messenger was sure he had unloaded four, the hope that possibly he misht have overlooked one and left it in the car, which went on to Buffalo, was entertained until 11 o’clock to-day, when word came from Buffalo that there jvas no gold in the car.  Several men who were in the office while the gold was awaiting transfer to the midnight train were taken into custody and examined, but later were released after convincing the police they knew nothing of the missing bar.  Miss Mabel Jacobs of Harlem Weds the Cuban President’s Son.  Awaiting Message of Forgiveness from Havana After a Clandestine Marriage in January.  While José Palma, son of T. Estrada Palma, President of the new Republic of Cuba, was seeking a means of communication with his father with a view to notifying him of the fact that he has a daughter-in-law, the facts of the clandestine mar- j riage were made public yesterday through some agency that was unknown to the bride.  The young Mrs. Palma was Miss Mabel Jacobs, the daughter of David C. Jacobs, a tobacco importer, who lives at 362 West One Hundred and Twenty-first Street. Mr. Jacobs had no knowledge of the marriage until yesterday afternoon, when, through the efforts of the bride and her two sympathizing sisters, he was brought to a state of mind that permitted the usual blessing to one representative of the happy pair.  Young Mr. Palma was an absentee, he having departed for "Washington a week ago to-night, with the purpose of interesting the Cuban Minister*, Gonzales de Que-sada, a friend and comrade of his father during the Cuban war, in the reconciliation plans. After Mr. Palma left New York he was busy in Washington, but, although the bride and bridegroom communicated twice a day, the notice of the forgiveness of President Palma had not arrived yesterday.  The first news of the marriage was received by the father of the bride yesterday afternoon, but Mr. Jacobs accepted the situation and took occasion to warn the remaining Misses Jacobs that when they had determined to marry , they should let him know in advance. That brought forth the knowledge that a Vounger daughter, Miss Vera Jacobs, had determined on an elopement, but Miss Vera, in view of the new family rules, agreed to set her plans aside and conform with her father’s wishes.  The first elopement, according to Mrs. Palma, was more the result of circumstances than of the wish for a clandestine marriage. The bride is nineteen years of age, a pretty, slender brunette, only recently emancipated from school. José Palma is so little under twenty-one that he omitted consideration of the few days left before his majority when, early in January, he went driving and proposed to Miss Jacobs. They agreed perfectly on that occasion, but no date was fixed, and when, on Jan. 11, they went driving agahi and Mr. Palma proposed an immediate marriage, Miss Jacobs was persuaded without great difficulty.  The young woman’s sister, Ethel, was one of the party, and was as willing to have a share in a romance as they were to  Fur-  LTJMBERMEN LEAVE WISCONSIN.  Badger State’s Timber Interests Moving; West and Sonth—Millions of Capital Gone.  Special to The New York Times.  MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 19.—Wisconsin has lost her supremacy as queen of the pine forests. To-day the formal announcement was made that one of the largest timber operators in the Northern woo'Ss,  make one. Accordingly they were driven to the Presbyterian Church at Seventh Avenue and One Hundred and Twenty-first Street, where the Rev. Duncan McMillan performed the ceremony without the least delay. After the marriage they returned home, all agreeing to keep the secret.  The bridegroom returned to his studies as a student in the Law School of Columbia University, and continued to reside in his boarding house at 14 Morningside Heights.   a     he became impatient for  PUplic recognition of his marriage, and on Friday last he determined to go to Washington to ask tto** aid of Minister Quesada in breaking the news to his father. In constant expectation of some communication from the father-in-law in Havana, Mrs. Palma and Miss Ethel waited. The bridegroom’s fellow law students are preparing to celebrate his return in the most approved style.  WASHINGTON, March 19.—At the Cuban Legation to-night Sefior Quesada said that José Palma had been his guest since laRt Saturday, but had returned to New York to-day. The young man’s visit, he said, was a purely social one, made at the invitation of the Minister, who desired him to be in Washington when the Cuban 1  treaty was ratified. The young man, the Minister understood, had informed his father of his marriage to Miss Jacobs, and in all probability would take his bride with him when he went home in June.  BRYAN ATTACKS GORMAN.  Says His Selection as Democratic Lead er in the Senate Is a Regrettable*   new  courses In medicine. tw I m Pmen ts are looked for.   T - Kerr, the Medical Secretary, ~i2, member of  the Infirmary Com-'hiiihV jWhile the epidemic was at its biit after serving forty-eight hours /te wished to gain an exact  tbe  conditions in the infirm-» A Was  fMted with sick students at A?  a resul t of his investigations certain suggestions which were not f-foi    '^ ltb  his withdrawal no medical    authority was left on the committee.  March 19.—A. Purdie Lord, a Cornell University, who had ty-Vufi    «* eve J’ ^ * n tbe  Masonic Home in  >  to *^ a y- The young man was a Mason s orphan, and last June won a State scholarship at Cornell. He was trying to work his way through college.  IRA D. SANKEY IS BLIND.  Slight Hope of Sight for the Singing Evangelist.  Ira D. Sankey, the associate of the late Dwight L. Moody, the famous singing evangelist, who recently lost the sight of his left eye, has now become wholly blind. A statement to this effect was made last night by I. Allan Sankey, a son of the evangelist, at the Sankey home. 148 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn. Mr. Sankey is at his home and. besides the members of his fam-il>, is being cared for by two trained nurses.  Although they were not unprepared for it, the news last night of Mr. Sankey’s total blindness proved a great shock to his friends in Brooklyn. Dr. Richard Kalish. the oculist who is attending the evangelist, holds out some slight hope that sight in a moderate degree will be restored to Mr. Sankey’s right eye; but the belief obtains generally among the friends of the evangelist that his days of active evangelistic work are over. Mr. Sankey’s genera! health, which had become impaired, is said to be slowly improving; but it is believed that the condition of his eyes will prevent him from resuming his tours.  Mr. Sankey’s loss of sight is due to congestive glaucoma. In the opinion of Dr. Kalish, this condition was brought about b> physical exhaustion from overwork. The disease is due to an increase in the tension of the eyeball, which, if not reduced, causes wasting of the optic nerve and abolition of sight. About nine months ago Mr. Sankey came home from a tour broken in health. He had worked hard and overtaxed his strength. He had been ailing before that time, but felt that it was his duty to keep up his work as long  as possible and could not be persuaded to suspend it until the coilapse came.  When Mr. Sankey realized that his eye- SI §:    failing he called in Dr. Kalish  who found it necessary to perform an  SEIHTE RATIFIES THE CUBA« TREAT!  Final Vote of 50 to 16 on the Amended Convention.  Adjournment Sine Die After a WrangU Over the Publication of Speeches On the Canal Treaty.  Special to The New York Times.  "W ASHINGTON, March 19.—Amended so that it must be referred to both houses of Congress at the coming regular session, and in other respects, the Cuban treaty was ratified by the Senate to-day. Most of tho day was spent in debate, but at 3 o’clock voting began, and after it was over tha Senate adjourned sine die.  Although only a two-thirds vote was needed for ratification, there was a three-fourths vote in its favor, the result being 50 to 16. On the final roll the Senators wer» thus aligned:  YEAS.  Aldrich. (Rep., R. I.)  Alger, (Rep., Mich.)  Alice, (Rep.. Del.)  Allison. (Rep., Iowa.)  Ankeny, (Rep., Wash.)  Bacon, (Dem.. Ga.)  Ball, (Rep., Del.)  Beveridge. (Rep., Ind.)  Blackburn, (Dem.. Kv.)  Burnham, (Rep., X. h )  Burrows, (Rep., Mich)  Burton, (Rep., Kan.)  Clark, (Rep.. Wyo.)  Cockrell, (Dem., Mo.)  Cullom, (Rep., HI.)  De pew. (Rep., X. Y.)  Dietrich. (Rep., Neb.)  Dolliver, (Rep., Iowa.)  Dryden, (Rep., N. J.)  Elkins, (Rep.. W. Va.)  Fairbanks, (Rep.. Ind.)  Foraker, (Rep.. Ohio.)  Foster. (Rep., Wash.)  Frye. (Rep., Me.)  Fulton. (Rep., Ore.)  Gallinger, (Rep., N. H.)  Gamble. (Rep.. S. D.) Gorman, (Dem., Md.) Hanna. (Rep., Ohio.) Hansbrough. (Rep., N. D.) Heyburn, tltep., Idaho. > Hopkins. (Rep.. 111.) Kean. (Rep., X. J.) Eatimer, (Dem.. S. C.) Lodge, (Rep., Mass.) Long. (Rep.. Kan.) McComas, (Rep., Md.) McCreary. (Dem.. Ky.) McCumber, (Rep..N.D.) Nelson, (Rep.. Minn.) Overman, (Dent.. IX. C.) Penrose. (Rep., Penn.) PerkinsrTtRep., Cal.) Simmons. (Dem., N. C.) Smoot. (Rep.. Utah.) Spooner, (Rep., Wis.) Stewart. (Rep., Nev.) Stone, (Dem., Mo.) Warren. (Rep., Wyo.) Wetmore. (Rep., R. 1.) Total—50.  together with the last of the great lumber-first supposed, the new partnership will J men of Minnesota, had practically closed have an international cast.    J out his interests in this State, to embark on  It is understood that the demand is not new ventures in the Far West. Other  CommsrciG-l World.—Page 13, Amusements.—Page 9.  'Arrivals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buy-»Ts,—Page 10.  lysiness Troubles.—Page 11.  ‘ art Calendars.—Page 11.  LftCe Notes.—Page 12.  ! Notes.—Page 16. by Flre.-^Page 2.  Intelligence and Foreign Mails.—  Corporations.—Page 13. Eetate.—Page 14.  re 9,.  ce.—Page 14. »ort.—Page 10.  ’a Tires.—Page 2,  LIQUOR TAX BILL REPORTED.  ALBAN Y . T\, March 19.—The request of President Lindinger of the New York Wine, Liquor and Beer Dealers’ Association for an additional hearing on the amendment to the liquor tax law advancing fees 50 per cent, was denied by the Committee on Taxation and Retrenchment of the Senate to-day, and the bill was reported favorably in the Senate, with only ono amendment," and that not radical.  President Lindinger, together with the brewers and representatives of the saloon interests, pleaded on Wednesday night for an opportunity to bring Mayor Low of New York before the legislative committees.  “ I am sure,” said Mr. Lindinger, “ that we can get the Mayor to protest against this bill, as did Mayor Kline of Syracuse.”  And when Senator Green, Chairman of the committee, refused to give any definite consent, Mr. Lindinger remarked:  “You are-letting Mayor Low down pretty easy.”  The bill as reported contains only one change, and that simply preserves the original feature of the law relative to the boroughs of. the greater City of New York, maintaining the same ratio of exise taxes as is in force at present, so that saloon keepers in the Bronx do not have to pay as high as those in Brooklyn, while those in Brooklyn do not pay as high as those in Manhattan.  The Democratic members of the com-mitee, Senators Foley, Cullen, and Bailey, voted against the favorable report of the bill.  “ We decided not to give any further hearing,” said Senator Green. “ An oo-  Sortunity will undoubtedly be had for a earing when the bill is presented to the Governor for his approbation. We could not afford to delay acting on this very important measure.”  The Detroit «ad Chicago Limited  leaves Grand Central Station 4.-00 P. M., arriving Chicago 3:00 next day, 24-hour train via New York Central and Michigan Central«—¿dy.  now made for a guarantee by the United States Government that these investors shall recover their money from Venezuela when the loan becomes due. It is said that the action of the United States in signing a protocol with Mr. Bowen providing top the settlement of American claims up to this time has satisfied Mr. Seligman that w'hen the time coiries he, like any other creditor, can ask the State Department to aid him in collecting his money if jus-  lumbermen had preceded, some to the Pacific Coast, with its wealth of red wood and white pine, others to the as yet virgin forests of the South.  E. L. McCormick of Hayward, this State, whose holdings in Wisconsin pine lands and properties aggregate a yalue of $4,000,000, to-day announced that with the close of this season he would leave Wisconsin for  tlce is denied him in Venezuela. The Pres- I Seattle. With him will go Frederick Wev I nt therefore is not asked to make any I prTiAPiiser whose interest«! in xr Ar ,• specific promise, as was the case « aring the J     r * ^ T  no ff  mter est s  j n  Northern  first overtures, when he promptly refused I Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota al  to bind this Government, as proposed by the syndicate^ But while the syndicate has not renew'ed its request as first made, it does want some visible exhibition of the Interest of the United States in this matter—something that might connect the United States Government with the enterprise. It” wants an American to be appointed an agent and stationed in Caracas to manage the redemption of the loan and, if necessary, to collect a certain proportion of the customs receipts.  It is believed this proposition is attractive to both England and Germany, for if U were accepted Venezuela couid pay her creditors within a few days, and the disagreeable necessity of adjusting the question of preferential payments would vanish.  Secretary Hay being absent, it Cannot be said that the proposition has been fairly laid before this Government, but it has been broached in a suggestive shaoe, and Mr. Seligman left Washington to-dav. expecting to return in about two week« when, if conditions are auspicious and the officials, after thinking the matter over are inclined favorably, he may put the proposition in concrete form.  Mr. Bowen does not favor the proposition, and as nts powers are unlimited in Washington, it is apparent that it can come to nothing unless the principals find some way to induce President Castro, at Caracas, to act in person. Mr. Bowen made this pretty clear to-day to Mr. Seligman when the latter called on him.  -The success of the undertaking might mean the advancement to Venezuela by the syndicate of probably more than $50,000,-000, as the syndicate has figured out at $45,000,000 the probable total amount of claims that Venezuela will have to pay the foreign creditors, and additional amounts must be allowed for expenses and for not less than 10 per cent, commissions to the syndicate.  Ex-Mayor Rankin’s Condition Critical.  ELIZABETH, N. J.. March 19.—The condition of ex-Mayor John C. Rankin Is very critical to-day, and it is feared he will not recover. He underwent an operation yesterday for the removal of a part of the bone of his jaw. It Is now said his whole left side is paralyzed.  Almost a Straight Line.  The Pennsylvania Railroad is the natural short way to Chicago and the West. Convenient fast trains leave daijy for Chicago and St. Louis.—Adv.  most equal those of all other lumbermen combined. The two men plan to repeat their campaign of forestry in Washington Oregon, and California.    ’  Within the last two years it is estimated that $20,000,000 capital has left Wisconsin forests for the West or the South. No less than a dozen great lumbering companies have abandoned Wisconsin for the fresher forests.. For many of these companies Mr McCormick will be the agent in the West and with Mr. Weyerhaeuser will establish a bank at Seattle, from which as a centre the Interests of the lumbermen will be managed.  INVITATION ON GOLD PLATE.  San Francisco’s Union League Induces the President to Visit С1цЬ.  WASHINGTON, March 19. — President Roosevelt to-day received an Invitation, engraved on a plate of solid gold 6 inches long and three-quarters of an inch wide, to be the guest of the Uniqp League Club of San Francisco on the occasion of his visit to that city on his approaching Western trip. The plate weighs S& ounces.  The invitation was presentfed by Col. George H. Pippy, President of the club, and was accepted by the President with expressions of cordial appreciation. He will be the guest of the club at a banquet Thursday evening, May 14. Col. Pippy presented also the invitation to the President issued by the General Committee of San Francisco. This invitation was beautifully inscribed on parchment.  In addition to these invitations, Gov. George С Pardee of California has sent to the President a cordial invitation to visit the State in the course of his Western trip  New $1,000,000 Tobacco Concern.  TRENTON, N. J., March 19.—The Hilson Company, capital $1,000,000, was incorporated here to-day, to grow tobacco and to manufacture cigars and cigarettes. The Incorporators are Edward Hilson, Leo W Mayer, and Josiah T. Wilcox, all of Jersey City.  Lighted by Electricity.  The Pennsylvania Limited cars are as light inside at night as during the daytime. Movabls in the bertha. Ev< “    * ‘  lamps  bertha. Every comfort. —Adv.  Reactionary Victory.  Special to The New York Times. LINCOLN, Neb., March 19.—In a long editorial in to-morrow’s Commoner W. J, Bryan will say:  “ The Commoner chronicles with regret what may fairly be considered the most important victory scored by the reaction ary element in the Democratic Party, namely, the selection of Mr. Gorman as Democratic leader in the Senate. There is not a single reform for which Mr. Gorman stands, nor is there a single remedial measure which can be said to have his earnest and hearty support. When the Wilson Tariff bill was before the Senate he was one of the Senators who, by holding the balance of power, forced the emasculation of the bill in the interest of the manufacturers. In the fight for the repeal of the Sherman law he acted with the Republicans, and is with them still on all phases of the money question. He has never said or done anything to indicate that he desires positive and effective anti-trust legislation.  “ Friends of the Kansas City platform should be on the alert. Instead of retreating, the party must go forward and meet the new questions that are pressing for solution. Until the reform element regains control of the Democratic organization in the Senate that body will not only not help but will actually hinder the party progress! Unless there has been a complete revolution in the views of several of the Democratic Senators, there will be a protest against Mr. Gorman’s leadership, and the sooner that protest is made the better for the party.  “ There are in the Senate a number of strong and vigorous representatives of sound Democratic principles, and they will find it more and more galling to march under the banner of one who stands for the commercialism that is corrupting politics and making the measure of all things.”  CORNELL MEDICAL FACULTY AND TRUSTEES AT ODDS.  Dr. Coville Leaves the University Because of Management of the Infirmary—Another Student Dead.  Special to The New York Times.  ITHACA, March 19.—Renewed evidence of the strained relations which have existed for the last six weeks between the Faculty of the College of Medicine of Cornell and the University Board of Trustees was given to-day, when it was announced that Dr. Luzerne Coville of the Faculty of the Medical College had tendered his resignation to the Trustees: His resignation was accepted immediately, and his successor will enter upon his duties to-morrow.  Dr. Coville resigned from the Faculty because of expressed differences concerning the management of the infirmary between himself and the Infirmary Committee, made up of President Schurman, R. B. Williams, and Emmons L. Williams.  Dr. Coville is a graduate of Cornell, and has been one of the leading spirits in building up the College of Medicine. He was appointed the first Secretary of the Faculty at Ithaca, and had much to do with formu-  operation. The pain was relieved, but when his lost sight failed to -come  him the  family and friends of the famous partner of Mr. Moody began  lor j a i r  M  be n °f become wholly blind he would be able to see onlv dimlv at oest. Dr. Kalish found that the left eye did not respond to treatment, but he was hopeful that the sight of the right eve would not be wholly lost.  It was admitted, however, by the family last night that the sight of the right eyo had also failed two weeks ago, and that since that time Mr. Sankey had been entirely blind.  A fact which adds to the pathos of the case of the famous evangelist and hymn writer is that Mr. Sankey himself does not fully realize tne seriousness of his condition, and believes his affliction to be onlv temporary. With characteristic tenderness and concern he has been most anxious that V lenf 8  and the public generally should not know of his affliction, and he is said to believe that his true condition is not known to them.  Mr. Sankey is now sixty-four vears old.   en &aged in evangelistic work since 18<4. lit that year he met Dwight L. Moody at the convention of the Young Men s Christian Association in Indianapolis and several months later became associated with him.  TO CONTROL^AUTOMOBILES.  Connecticut Legislature Likely to Pass Measures Governing the Use of Motor Vehicles.  Special to The New York Times. HARTFORD, Conn., March 19.—Representatives from towns along the Connecticut shore came to this Legislature complaining that they had suffered much from automobilists from New York to Providence. who went at a high rate of speed. Representative Warren of East Lyme introduced a bill imposing severe restrictions and limiting spqgd to eight miles an hour. After many hearings the Committee on Public Health and Safety has reported two substitute bills, which are likely to pass.  One bill provides that each owner of a motor vehicle must file with the State Secretary a full description of his machine and must obtain a number, which shall be  ?£ in , te £. c ? nspicuous, y  on the  machine with tne initial of the State in characters three inches high. The cost of registering shall be $1. Persons from outside the State must comply with the laws of their States and have displayed the initial letters of their States. They need not register. The other bill limits the speed to fifteen miles an hour outside city limits and to twelve miles inside city limits. Vehicles must slow down and signal at all street corners and crossings and on approaching horses, and if the horses are frightened they must stop. The  Jenalty under the first/bill is from $5 to 25 fine, and under the second $200 or thirty days In prison, or both.  OPEN GAMBLING TO STOP.  It Will Be Prohibited In Tacoma and Other Washington Towns After This Week.  Special to The New York Times.  TACOMA, Washington, March 19,— Open gambling will be stopped in this State after this week. For the first time in Tacoma’s history infractions of the gambling law will be prosecuted by the city administration. Heretofore operators of games and niekel-in-the-slot machines have paid monthly fines. They were notified to-day that no more fines would be collected, and that the games must cease. Similar action is being taken at Seattle, Olympia, Everett, Whatcom, and other towns.  The announcement by the police causes much surprise, as the act passed by the Legislature two weeks ago making gambling a felony does not become operative until June. By stopping gambling now the  city administration will receive credit for the reform before the Spring elections take place. Heretofore gambling has been carried on openly, and a large percentage of the revenues for library and park purposes has been derived in the larger towns from gambling fines. Tacoma will lose from  this    flVPP    voorlu  Burnett’s Cocoaine kills dandruff, allays irritation and promotes the growth of the Hair.—Adv.  Many Actors and Singers use Piso’s Cure to strengthen the voice and prevent hoarseness.  this source over $5<),ouo yearly.  A great migration of gamblers has commenced to California and Eastern cities.  VETOES EQUAL SUFFRAGE BILL.  Governor of Arisona Thinks It Violates the Territorial Organic Act.  Special to The New York Times. PHOENIX, Arizona, March 19.—Gov. Brodie to-night vetoed the Equal Suffrage bill, thereby going counter to all expectations. An effort may be made to pass the  bill over the veto, with, however, little hope of success.  The Governor states in explanation of his veto that a law of this kind would be in violation of the Territorial Organic act* otherwise, he states, he has no objection to the measure.    ^  Low Rate« to California.  Tours including Grand Canon of Arizona, California, Yosemfte, Alaska, Yellowstone. Colorado, &.C., May 2, 12, 13, $125 and up-; all expenses Included. Send for circular. Raymond & Whitcomb Co., 25 Union Square, New York.—Adv.  NAYS.  Bailey, (Dom., Texas.) ¡Mallory, (Dtm., Fla.) Bard,    (Rep., Cal.)    Martin,    (Dem., Va.)  Bate,    (Deni.,    Tenn.)    Money.    (Dem., Miss.)  I Berry, (Dem., Ark.) ¡Morgan, (Dem., Ala ) Farmack. (Dem.. Tenn.) Newlands. (Dem., Nev.) Clark. (Dem.. Mont.) I Pettus. (Dem., Ala.) Daniel, (Dem., Va.)    Taliaferro.    (Dem., Fla.)  Foster. (Dem.. La.)    Total—16  McEnery, (Dem., La.) I  In making the pairs two Senators wera paired for the treaty with one against it. The pair list was:  Kearns (Rep., Utah,) and Haie (Rep., Me. ) with    Gibson.    (Dem.,    Mont.;)    Millard (Rep..  Neb..) and Proctor (Rep., Vt.,> with Clarke, (Dem., Ark.;) Scott (Rep., W. Va.) and Quay (Rep.,    Penn.,)    with McLaurin,    (Denj.    •>  Dillingham (Rep.. Vt.,> and Clapp (Rep., Minn.,) with Tillman. (Dem.. S. C.;> Klttridge (Rep., S. D.,) and Piatt (Rep., N. Y. ) with Patterson, (Dem., Col.;) Platt (Rep., Conn.,) and Hawley (Rep., Conn.,) with Teller, (Dem.. Col.;) Mitchell (Rep, Ore..) and Clay (Dem., Ga..) with Dubois. (Dem., Idaho;) Quarles (Rep., Wis.,) with Culbertson. (Dem-, Texas.) Mr. Hoar (Rep.. Mass..) was absent and unpaired.  Immediately after the doors of the Senate were closed for the executive session a few minutes after 11 o’clock to-day Senator Foster (Dem., La.,) took the floor to make a set speech in opposition to tho treaty. He spoke for about two hours and a half.  In the main his speech was an appeal for the protection of the American sugar-producing industry. He spoke especially for the cane sugar interests of Louisiana, but said that while the sugar interest was of paramount importance in his own State on account of the cane produced there, the beet industry had grown to such proportions that many other portions of the Union also were coming to have a very pronounced interest in the making of sugar.  He drew a graphic picture of present conditions in Louisiana, and said that if the treaty should be ratified the result was liable to be very disastrous to many of his constituents. He appealed to Senators from North and South alike to refrain from inflicting this hardship upon his people.  Mr. Foster also made the point that there was nothing to prevent the introduction of Chinese coolie labor into Cuba, and said that if such labor should be introduced American labor could not compete with it.  Other speeches in opposition to the treaty were made by Senators Berry and Carmack. while Senator Simmons of North Carolina spoke in support of it. Senator Berry based his opposition on the amendment offered by the Committee on Foreign Relations providing against any further reduction by treaty of the duty on sugar while the treaty remains in force. Senator Carmack opposed the convention on general principles, declaring that it was contrary to our theory of government.  DEFENDED BY A DEMOCRAT. Senator Simmons was the only Democrat who made a speech in advocacy of ratification. He replied at some length to tho speech of Senator Foster, declaring for tho treaty as a means of promoting friendly relations between the United States and Cuba.  He said that hp spoke for the United States, and not for Cuba, declaring lie did not accept the theory that the United States is under any obligations to Cuha, as we had done all for the Cubans that any nation could be expected to do for another. He believed, however, that with tho ratification of this convention Cuba’s prosperity would be materially enhanced, and that on account of the improved feeling on the part of the Cubans our exportations to Cuba, which now amount to about $28,-000.000 annually, would soon be doubled.  He refused to accept the theory that tho American sugar-producing industry would be injured by adopting the reciprocal relations proposed, and contended that the only advantage Cuba would have over the United States in the production of sugar would be found in the fact that the Cuban soil is somewhat better adapted to that industry. Even after the reduction proposed the duty on Cuban sugar would amount to 64 per cent, ad valorem and he was satisfied that the rate w*ould be sufficient to maintain the industry In the United States.  On the conclusion of Mr. Simmons’s speech voting began The Committee on Foreign Relations announced, through Senator Cullom, its Chairman, the acceptance of two amendments in addition to those already recommended by the committee.  The first of these would increase the rate of reduction 30 per cent, on flour, cornmeal, and corn imported into Cuba from the United States. Senator Nelson spoke yesterday in support of fin amendment along these lines and Senator Burton perfected it.  The other was suggested by Senator Bacon and fixed a uniform reduction of 30 per cent, on American cotton goods imported into Cuba.  The only yea and nay vote taken on the committee amendments was on that adopted some time ago by the committee at the instance of the beet sugar Republicans pro  viding against further treaty reduction of the duty on sugar imported into the United States for the next five years or while tho treaty remains in force. A division was called for on this amendment and it was sustained by a vote of 44 to 22. the negative votes being cast by Democrats.  The other committee amendments, including those accepted to-day. and the amendment making the approval of the entire Congress necessary to render the treaty effective, were then adopted.  Aiie Democrats offered several amendments, but they were all defeated bv a strict party vote. One offered by Senator McEnery w*as to strike out Article 6 of the treaty, tvhich makes specific declaration against the granting of any concession to American tobacco imported into Cuba. Another provided for the admission of American rice into Cuba free of duty. Senator Foster presented one providing thrit the treaty shall not go into effect until Cuba shall accept the Chinese exclusion laws of the United States.  Senator Newlands withdrew his amendment authorizing the United States to issue an invitation to Cuba to enter the Union and become a State thereof, but gave notice that he would renew it when the question of approving the treaty should come up in the next regular session.  After the various Democratic amendment«   (1  had been defeated the vote was taken oa   

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