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   New York Times (Newspaper) - April 25, 1903, New York, New York                                 "All the News That’s Fit to Print ’  THE WEATHER.'  Showers: winds south, becoming northwest.  VOL. LII NO 16,631.  NEW YORK. SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1903.-SIXTEEN PAGES.  ONE CENT  In Gr<>«tfr Tew York. ? EtfiewfeeW*. Jersey City and Newark, i TWO CENTi*  A JOINT PROTEST TO RUSSIA CONTEMPLATED  America, Britain, and Japan May Take Action.  News of the Manchuria Demands Comes Like a Bombsheii to London—Explanations From St. - Petersburg anxiously Awaited.  LONDON, April 25.—The Associated Press learns that there is in contemplation a forcible joint protest on the part of Great Britain, the United States, and Japan against the Russian demands in the matter of the sovereignty of Manchuria.  Both on account of international political conditions and of King Edward's approaching visit to Paris, where Russian sympathy is strong, the announcement from Peking came like a bombshell to London. It is discussed with considerable reserve. No attempt is made, however, even by the most careful students of .Far Eastern conditions, tp underestimate the gravity of the situation.    _    I  Sir Ernest AI. Sa tow, British Minister to China, in a dispatch to the Foreign Office, has confirmed the .published synopsis of the note addressed to China by M. Plancon, Russian Chargé d’AffaiVes at Peking. Further official advices regarding the intentions of the Chinese Government and explanations from St. Petersburg are awaited anxiously. In the meantime the British Government is not taking active measures, ait hough Foreign Secretary Lansdowne intends. to circulate pourparlers looking to joint action from. W ashington, London, and Tokib, provided further information sustains the present abstract of the Russian demands. ,    .  Nothing definite will result until next .‘Wednesday- or later. Lord Lansdowne is going slow on account of the lack of information, and also because lie realizes that .Great Britain has her hands full owing to the' troubles in Somaliland,  r he Government's attitude in the matter of the Bagdad Railroad, the difficulties in South Africa, and party disaffection. The Foreign Secretary has been.warned not to take any steps to embroil Great Britain in unnecessary trouble; It does not. however, appear thai there will be the slightest hesitation in joining the United States and Japan m il joint protest in the event of confirmation of the construction which has been ]<i.'.<•/ d on Russia's attitude.  The Foreign Offirt authorizes the statement that if the Chinese' Government correctly represents Russia’s • claims, those cleams constitute all absolute breach of oil the understandings gict-n in connection vith Manchuria and utterly abrogate the principles of the “ open door,” territorial division. and international comity to which the British Government has constantly and publicly committed itself. It is added that •In • these“ principles Great Britain always has acted in" concert with the United States, and it is presumed that similar feelings exist at Washington. Nothing, however, is dufinit<!y known, as, with the exception of the British Minister to China, no British, envoy has yet reported.  It- is pointed out that Russia’s explanation may ihrow a different light on her demands, although in official circles here there is a lrank expression of the belief that Russia has no intention of evacuating Manchuria, and that she hopes, after demanding the maximum, to secure a compromise.  The Foreign Office has heard nothing eon-fi'imng the reported dispatch of Japanese warships to Niu-Chwahg. It received no in-jprimation last night regarding initiative steps on the part of Japan, actual or in contemplation,. although no doubt was expressed that Japan would join in the protest.  Baron Uavashi, Japanese Minister to Great Britain, was questioned last night on the situation. He said there was every reason to believe the correctness of the reports of Russia’s demands, which he characterized as contrary to the provisions of the Manchuria agreement. He pointed out that China had not yet given her consent to the demands. The Minister declined to express an opinion as to the possible action of Japan.  At the German Embassy here it was pointed out that Count von Billow, the Imperial Chancellor, had expressly excepted Manchuria from' the British-German Chinese agreement. Fount Bernstorff, First Secretary of the German Embassy, said:  While Germany is a friend and supporter of the “ open door,” our interests in Manchuria are scarcely sufficiently important to justify our interference.”  The papers this morning, fwhile protesting against the cynical and almost brutal methods of the Russian move-in. Manchuria, take different views as to how this action should be met. Very little surprise is expressed at the tenacity displayed by Russia in holding on to Manchuria/ Little else has been expected since Russia built the railroad, and no one has thought for a moment that China would be able to make an effective resistance. It. is recognized that the United States. Great Britain, and Japan are the only powers likely to protest; France is expected to agree to anything that Russia does, and Germany is regarded as indifferent.  The Opposition papers attack the Government for its weak-kneed policy in China,” and contend that it ought to have secured some equivalent if Russia is to have Manchuria.  The Daily News, referring to the claim of the United States for treaty ports in Manchuria, which Russia is opposing, says:  ” It is their quarrel and not ours. It is to our interest to come to terms with Russia in Asia and let . her have Manchuria if she will leave us alone in India.”  The Standard thinks * that the virtual seizure of Manchuria cannot be allowed to pass without the strongest protests, and something more. This paper says: “ The United States has a strong claim to act decisively, as a vindicator, with no political ambitions or arrière pensée of the policy of the * open door ’ in Eastern Asia.”  PEKING^ April 21.-According to the Chinese story, when Prince Ching, the Grand Secretary, received the Russian demands he returned the document setting them forth to M. Plancon. and refused to consider them. The First Secretary of the British Legation and the Japanese Minister counseled Prince Ching to remain firm, and to insist upon the restoration of Manchuria, according to the agreement, which sti„ ulates that the Chinese Government sha  J be replaced in Manchuria in all respects I as it was before the war.  I Japan is more strongly opposed than any I other power to Russia’s aggression, but it I is not believed here that she will go to j the length of war.  THE INDEMNIFY QUESTION. *  London Times—-New York Times Special Cablegram.  LONDON, April 25.—The Shanghai correspondent of The Times says-that the Chinese, while intimating their readiness to sign gold bonds for the payment of the indemnity, intend to stipulate that the table of amortisation thereto annexed shall be expressed not in gold but in Haikwan taels, and that the amortisation payments shall be made as stated in the United States bond, namely, at the rate indicated in Article VI. of the pro-, tocol,    /  In other words, says the correspondent, the American bond only is acceptable, and the whole question is to be reopend.  A RUSSIAN BREACH OF FAITH. Opinion in Washington on the New Demands—Action by United States Expected.  WASHINGTON. April 24,—Minister Conger, at Peking, has cabled to Secretary Hay a synopsis of the demands made upon China by Russia respecting the control of Manchuria.  j The present impression here is that the j Russian action is a distinct breach of i faith with the United States. The Russian ; Government pledged itself three times for-| mallv, and the documents are of record, i that' the “open door” should be muin-j tained in Manchuria, and that the. Russian > troops would be withdrawn as soon as t peace was restored. Finally, the latter I promise took the shape of a treaty stipula-; tion,  i The L'nited States Ambassador at St.  Petersburg, on Aug. 30, 1900, wired the I State Department:  <    '* Count LamsdorfU then volunteered the j’ statement in the most positive terms thq.t ! while Russia is at present, for certain  !  necessary military purposes, occupying cer- 1  tain points within the Chinese dominions,  • this is a temporary measure, and that Rus-j sia has no intention whatever of seeking to i acquire or of retaining a single inch of ter-  .ritorv in either China or Manchuria.” i On March 1, 1901, the following was cabled i to the United States representatives at St.  ! Petersburg. London, Berlin, Paris, Vienna,  J Rome, and Tokio:  Department of State,  |    AYnshington, D. C., March 1, 1901.  i The following memorandum, which was j handed to the Chinese Minister on Feb. 19, i is transmitted to you for your information and .communication to the Government to which you are accredited:  ” The preservation of the territorial integrity of China having been recognized by all the powers now engaged in joint negotiation concerning the injuries recently inflicted upon their Ministers and nationals by certain officials and subjects of the I Chinese Empire, it is evidently advantage-I ous to China to continue the present inter-I national understanding upon the subject.  lc would be. therefore, unwise and danger-! ous in the extreme for China to make any ! arrangements or to consider any proposition i of a private nature involving the surrender ] .of territory or financial obligations by con -i vention With any particular power; and the ! Government of the United States, aiming solely at the preservation of China from the j danger indicated and the conservation ot ! the largest and most beneficial relations between the empire and other countries, in accordance with the principles sot forth m its circular note of July 3. 1900, and in a purely friendly spirit toward the ‘ Chinese.  I Empire and all the powers now interested | in the negotiations, desires to express its i sense of the impropriety, inexpediency, and 1 even extreme -danger to the interests of ! China of considering any private territorial j or financial arrangements, at least without I the full knowledge and approval of all the ■ powers now engaged in negotiation. ,,  | The dispatches from Peking were read I with deep concern in diplomatic circles this  < morning. While the diplomats are not dis-I posed, for obvious reasons, publicly to com-I merit on th*-m, it is expected that at least | the United State-. Great Britain, and Japan  * will join in a fit in note to the Chinese Gov-- ernment insisting that • China shall not S agree to the conditions which Russia seeks i to impose. .  !• It is rather expected in diplomatic quarters that the United States will take the initiative, possibly because of the prompt action taken by Secretary Hay on another occasion when- Russia sought to secure an agreement with China which was hold by this and other powers to be. inimical to their interests.    ‘  It is not thought that any representations will be made: to Russia direct, but rather to the Chinese Government. This would as effectually apprise Russia of the views of the powers min ing in the matter as if a rote should be directed to-the Russian Foreign Office.  An official of the Government, well informed in regard to Chinese affairs, said to-day that the step taken by Russia was one which she had been preparing for a number of years. Extraordinary as it might seem, there appeared to be no way of preventing the consummation of Russia’s plan. Japan, was in no position to dispute the action, and even with the assistance of Great Britain it was doubtful whether the purpose of Russia could be changed. As to the interest of this Government, it was doubtful whether the United States could ]<ek with favor upon the far greater control of the Pacific Ocean which the new i move would give Russia. No doubt Russia I would eventually apply the Russian tariff to the new territory.  a; g. yambbili sues OWliEB OF AUTOMOBILE  St. John Wood’s Chauffeur Injured One of the Pioneer’s Horses.  Both Civil and Criminal Proceedings Planned—Same Car Injured Man a Few Days Before.  MRS. RUTHERFURD IN LONDON ?  It Is Reported That She Has Gone There —W. K. Vanderbilt Not Back/ in Paris. ■  PARIS, April 24.—It is reported that Mrs. Rutherfurd and Miss White left here this morning for London. They left the Rutherfurd residence with considerable baggage shortly before the departure of the 11 o’clock train.    •    |  At the Vanderbilt residence it was said | to-day that William K. Vanderbilt had j not returned to Paris. It is supposed that He is still in London, but no definite infor-  1  mation on the subject is forthcoming.  TBE PBESIDEBT HELPS LAY A COBHEBSTONE  He Makes an Address Laudatory of Yellowstone Park.  LIEUT. GOV. LEE TELLS HOW BOODLE WAS DISTRIBUTED.  Magistrate Mayo, sitting in the Centre Street Court, yesterday issued a summons for the appearance of St. John Wood, the diamond dealer of 2 Maiden Lane, on May 11, to explain why he should not be proceeded against for the careless conduct of his chauffeur in running down one of the horses of the coach Pioneer in Central Park. At the time of the accident Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Reginald W. Rives, and Charles H. Wilson were on the coach, exercising the horses preliminary to their regular run from the Holland House to Ardsley Casino.  The summons was obtained by J. Campbell Thompson of the firm of Thompson & Maloney, who have been retained by Messrs. Rives and Vanderbilt for the purpose of conducting both civil and criminal proceedings, if the latter be justifiable, against Mr. Wood. According to the information laid before the Magistrate, the accident occurred on the morning of March 27, on the PJast Drive, near Ninetieth Street. As Mr. Rives was tooling the coach down the drive the automobile belonging to Mr. \\ ood, and in charge of the chauffeur, who was the sole occupant, came up the drive. It is charged that the motor car not only was going at a rate of speed in excess of the legal limit, but that it also was on the wrong side of the road. At any rate, the J automobile ran into and injured the off J leader of the coach. Mr. Thompson says i the horse was' left in such a condition as to be absolutely useless for coaching, and I had to be sold for a price that was noth- j ing compared to Its former value.  Both Mr. Rives and Mr. Vanderbilt called upon the chauffeur to stop after the accident, but it is charged that the man refused, and,, with an insulting remark, turned on the power of the machine and sped on up the drive as rapidly as possible, until he reached Ninety-second Street, when he turned off into Fifth Avenue. Because of the crippled condition of the horse it was impossible for the coach to pursue, but Charles Jarvis, who was at the time exercising a fast trotter for David Lamar, saw the affair and followed the motor car until he had ascertained the initials, on the back. These initials were “ St. J. \Y..” and from this, upon consulting the records at the office of the Secretary of State at Albanv, it was found that the owner of the machine was Mr. Wood. Air. Jarvis followed the machine to First Avenue and Eighty-second Street before he could get near enough to see the letters.  ,\s soon as Mr. Thompson was retained in the case he endeavored to ascertain the name of the chauffeur and to obtain other information, but found he could_do nothing unless accorded the power to question Mr. Wood in court. So he obtained yesterday’s summons. He also says that Air. Rives and Air. Vanderbilt have instructed him to bring a Citv Court action against the owner of the machine for    damages* for the  injuries to the horse. Mr. Thompson, who himself is a whip ot' considerable reputation, says that he is being backed in bis action bv the Automobile Club, through Sherman' Winthrop, the Chairman of the Law Committee, and also by prominent coaching organizations and the Road Drivers’ Association.  Attention was called yesterday to the fact that a few days before the automobile owned bv Mr. Wood ran down a man named Michael Hurley in Yonkers while Air. Wood and a party of friends were en route to Blossom Heath Inn. Larchmont. Air. Hurley, who lives at 39 Riverdale Avenue, in Yonkers, was sent to a hospital in a serious condition.  STRIKE THREATJ\T OMAHA.  All the Union Men Will Go Out If the Business Men Keep Their Agreement.  Special to The Neiv York Times.  OMAHA, Neb., April 24.—In anticipation of the general strike and lockout of all union men, that is expected in Omaha on May 1, all members of organized labor who were members of the National Guard were to-day ordered by their unions to resign from the militiar The order was followed by general resignations.  Labor unions believe that the general conflict will begin on May 1. They declare that employers, instead of remaining on the defensive, have assumed an aggressive attitude.  L. V. Guye, Chairman of the Conciliation Board of the Central Labor Union, said today; ‘‘If the employers are in. earnest in their declarations, it can only signify a general walk-out on May 1. If the employers who now recognize union labor follow out their declarations and refuse to recognize the unions after May 1, the only possible result will be a strike of every organization.”  The Busiifes.s Men’s Association, an organization of practically every business man in Omaha, has made no new announcement, but is said to stand squarely on its agreement of several days ago to unite to fight the unions.  Trouble between the street railway company and its employes is imminent, and a strike may result from the- discharge today of the President of the union. The company maintains that the man was not careful, while the union men believe he was discharged because of his connection with the union.    _  MAY TIE UP GREAT NORTHERN.  James J. Hill’s Company Declines to Accede to Demands of Trainmen.  Special to The New York Times.  ST. PAUL, Minn., April 24.—A tie-up of the Great Northern system is assured unless the company recedes from its position. A final conference was had with the General Manager this afternoon, and he flatly declined to accede to the demands of the trainmen.  ‘‘ It is all over,” said Assistant Grand Conductor A. B. Garretson of the Brotherhood of Conductors, who has been negotiating with the company. “ We can hope for no settlement, and the committee returns home to-night to poll- the trainmen on the question of a strike. This will take ten days, and then the' system will be tied up. We Understand that J. J. Hill has ordered a resistance to the trainmen, but this will avail nothing. Unless he capitulates and abolishes double-header trains a strike is certain. There is no question of wages. This has been agreed upon. Every transcontinental line except the Great Northern has agreed to our demands, and there is no more for us to uo than tie up the system until our 'demands are satisfied. This will require ten days.”  Astounded at Enormous Numbers of Wild Animals It Shelters — Ceremonies at New Gate Conducted by Masons.  ñi  INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS.  Commercial World.,—Page 13.  Amusements.—Page 9.  Arrivals at Hotels andOut-of-Town Buyers.  Fage 13.  Business Troubles.—Page 11.  Court Calendars.—Page 11.  Legal Notes.—Page lb.  Losses by Fire.—Page 2.  Marine Intelligence and Foreign Mails.— Page G.  New Corporations.—Page 13.  Real Estate.—Page 14.  4     .  Religious,—Page 10.  Society.—Page 9. l’nited Service.—Page 10.  Weather Report.—Page 10.  Yesterday’s Fires.—Page 2.  The Line to California  connecting with every transcontinental railway la the New York Central. Four trains a day to California.—Adv.    '  FRANCE MAY SUPPORT RUSSIA. Friendship Between the Two Powers Regarded as More Important Than Any Chinese Question.  PARIS, April 24,—Owing to the absence of Foreign Minister Delcass£, the Foreign Office officials maintain reserve in the matter of the Russian terms for the evacuation of Manchuria, but the belief appears to be generally accepted that the strong ties existing between France and Russia assure sympathetic support of Russia’s position or else silent acquiescence.  It is pointed out that France and Russia havq been in accord throughout in the matter of policy toward China.’ Furthermore, the view prevails in well-informed circles that the continuance of the bonds of amity between Russia and France is of far greater importance than any question relating to China. French travelers under the patronage of the Government have made extensive tours in Manchuria, and their reports, have emphasized the extent of Russian military and industrial predominance and the beneficial results which have followed the introduction into Manchuria by Russia of railroads and other modern applicances in place of the antiquated Chinese methods of communication, <&c. There is reason to believe that the Government will at least share passively the conclusions of these French observers.  COUNT CASSINI INTERVIEWED.  WASHINGTON, April 24,-Count Cassini, the Russian Ambassador, .said to-day concerning the announcement relative to the conditions which Russia has made before she will evacuate Manchuria:  •* I have not received official news, and/n consequence cannot discuss the points mentioned in the dispatches. I can say, generally speaking, however, that it is only natural that Russia, before evacuating Manchuria, should take measures to prevent a repetition of the troubles of 1900 as well as to insure in that country her political influence, which was never contested, owing to its geographical position.”  In answer to questions as to how the proposed terms would affect American trade interests in Manchuria the Ambassador, repeating that he could not discuss the details of the terms mentioned in the press despatches, since he had not been officially advised of them, saidr  “ The assurances which Russia has given on different occasions relative to the security of American trade interests in Manchu-i rla continue in full force and could not be | otherwise construed.”  Burnett’« Extract of Vanilla.  In purity and strength pre-eminently superior.— Adv. _'  Spencer’s eyeglasses and spectacle« make reading comfortable. 15 Maiden Lane.—Adv.  TWO AUTOMOBILISTS ARRESTED  Elverton R. Chapman and W. Gould Brokaw Accused o# Speeding Too Fast.  Two more automobilists tvere arrested yesterday by bic.vcle policemen on duty in citizen’s clothes, the charges being speeding in violation of the regulations. The men were Broker Elverton R. Chapman, whose offices are at 80 Broadway, and who lives at 132 West Fifty-Seventh Street, and W. Gould Brokaw of 825 Fifth Avenue. Both men gave bail for appearance In Harlem Police Court this morning.  Mr. Chapman was arrested by Policeman McGill of the West One Hundred and Fifty-second Street Station as he was going up the Boulevard Lafayette' about t> o’clock in the afternoon. McGill said the auto was running at a speed of from fifteen to eighteen miles an hour.. Mr. Brokaw was arrested at about the same time of the day by Policeman Brennan of the East One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Street Station. The officer saw the automobile come down Fifth Avenue and turn into One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street, going west. He said the rate was about fourteen miles an hour, and so followed Mr. .Brokaw to Seventh Avenue and arrested him.  WAR ON CHARLES T. YERKES.  Possible Development of Passage of Chicago Traction Companies Into Hands of Receivers.  Special to The Neiv York Times, CHICAGO, April 24.—It developed to-day that?; Messrs) Auerbach, Davies, and Govin executed an exceptionally shrewd move in throwing the North and West Chicago companies into the hands of a receiver with the Union Traction Company. By this move, it is said by men who should know every turn of the game, the Union Traction Company can forfeit its dividends on North and West Chicago stock without losing its leases or the stock held in escrow by the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank.  The Uniori Traction Company holds leases on the North and West Chicago properties, and when the big corporation was formed it was agreed that 12 per cent, should be paid on North Chicago stock and G per cent, on West Chicago stock. Securities then worth $12,000,000 were deposited with the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank to guarantee these dividends. It was provided that stock and leases should be forfeited il the dividends were not maintained—at least that is the way Chicago understood the deal.    _  But now the Northwest < hieago eompa-nies are In the hands of a receiver as well as the Union Traction Company. The same court is guarding all the securities.  As a result of developments from the Union Traction receivership, it is altogether probable that Charles T. Yerkes wiil be forced to return to Chicago to look after his underlying interest in the Chicago Consolidated Traction Companv, $0,750.000 of the general mortgage bonds of which he owns    _    , ,  Apparently it will be the deliberate purpose of the receivers to smoke Mr. Yerkes out of his hole in London underground railways and compel him to return to the city whose dust he shook off his feet as he departed from It with an enormous fortune accumulated here. The receivers may default payment on these bonds of Mr. Yerkes. This will make it necessary for Mr. Yerkes to ask for a receivership, unless he wishes to forego the income of per cent, that he gets from these bonds.  Telephone 1685 Mad (non Sunare.  Rock Island System’s uptown Ticket Office, corner 35th St. and Fifth Av.. If you want information about rates or trains to any point west of Chicago or St. Louis.—Adv.  ILLINOIS SPEAKER REBUKED.  House of Representatives Casts a Vote of “ No Confidence ” in Connection with Traction Legislation.  SPRINGFIELD, 111., -April 24.—The Illinois House of Representatives to-day by a vote of 72 to GO. declared ‘‘ no confidence ” in its presiding officer, Speaker John K. Miller, whose alleged unwarranted use of the gavel in furthering a proposed enactment affecting rich street railway franchises in Chicago led to a riot, yesterday. A committee of five, all personal followers of the Speaker, had been appointed by him to investigate the charges of attempted bribery ih connection with the passage of the Mueller Traction bill.  There was a strong feeling among the anti-Miller legislators that there was a possibility of a whitewash, and steps were taken to increase the committee in such a manner as to have the Speaker’s appointees in the Minority, if anything in the line of a whitewash should be attempted.  The Miller men fought hard to retain the committee as originally appointed, but wore outvoted, and the report of the committee was made a special order for next Tuesday morning. A subpoena issued for George W. Hinman of Chicago was made returnable at the same time. It is the intention of the House to interrogate regarding the facts upon which an editorial in a Chicago paper alleging bribery in connection with the Mueller bill was based.  The.anti-Miller men came into the House to-day determined to force the Speaker to prove his charges or withdraw them. If he could not readily be induced -to act they had decided that no business should be transacted in the House until he had complied with their demand.  They had their own w r ay from first to last, and the Speaker’s forces were defeated at every point.  SENATOR M OR G A N ON POL ITIC S.  SPecial to The N no Yarn Times.  MOBILE, Ala., April 24.—Senator John T. Morgan, who is in the city, said in an interview to-night:  ‘‘ The political situation at large strikes me,about this way: The Democratic Party has had Its differences, its dissensions, its wrangles, until it is well satisfied to come together in a movement of success. The Republican Party is now entering this rocky road that ‘we have abandoned, and it will likely get several knockdowns before it is through.  “ It is beginning its internal dissensions. We are through with ours. We must agree on a settled line of policy. The principles of the Democratic Party, its principles of the last hundred years, are such as receive the indorsement of the people ot this country, if we stand by tbe«e principles we will win.  “ There are a lot more Democrats in this country than Republicans, because everv Democrat has principle to account for his faith, while every Republican is simply an opportunist, who attempts to do what is best for the moment, without thought for the future. Many men are on the lookout for opportunity to make hay while the sun shines. The people of sedate opinions and settled principles are with the Democrats when it stands by its old honors and principles.”  MONUMENT FCm .SAIEM, <  Special to The New York Times.  SALEM, Mass , April 24—Mayor Peterson called a special meeting of the City Council to eonsidftT the offer of a monument to Salem settlers made by a wealthy New Yorker. The Mayor declines to make public the name of the donor at this time on the ground that this would be discourteous to the City Council, but the impression is that Mayor Low is the man. Mr. Peterson refuses to admk or deny this. The offer came yesterday in a letter,  Mavor Low’s family is easily one of the best known of the many old ones in Salem, and a fine portrait of his grandfather, an East Indian merchant, now hangs in the Council Chamber. Another guess is that the donor is Joseph H, Choate, Ambassador to London, but this is given very little credence. The offer will undoubtedly be accepted, though it * is apparent that the citizens generally would prefer that the memorial take some other form than ’ a monument.  A Dally ^nxury,  The Pennsylvania Limited leaves New York for Chicago and St. Louis every day in the year. A little extra charge for extra comforts.—Adv.  GARDINER, Montana, April 24.—President Roosevelt this afternoon resumed his tour, going to Livingston from here. Before going, however, he participated in the laying of the cornerstone Of the new gate at the nothern entrance to Yellowstone Park. The ceremony was performed according to the Masonic ritual, and was in charge of the grand officers of the State of Montana. Special trains brought hundreds of people here, Including a large body of Masons, and as the weather was perfect, the scene was a very pretty one.  The President rode down from the post, accompanied by Major Pitcher, and was escorted to the gaylv decorated stand where he delivered an address. Troops B and C of the Third Cavalry, from Fort Yellowstone, Vere drawn up in front of the stand as a guard of honor. Frank Smith, Grand Master, conducted the services, assisted by Deputy Grand Master Sol Hapner, and Grand Senior Warden Lew Calloway. The President on behalf of the Masons of the State, was presented with a Masonic charm, mounted on a nugget of Montana gold. There were placed in the cornerstone a photograph of Mr. Roosevelt, a number of coins, copies of newspapers, and some Masonic emblems.  The President began his address by thanking the people and the soldiers for his enjoyable two weeks’ holiday, and then spoke of the natural wonders of the park.  " The. Yellowstone Park,” he said, “ is something unique in this world, as lar as 1 know. Nowhere else in any civilized country is there to be found such a tract of veritable wonderland, made accessible to all visitors, where at the same time not only the scenery of the wilderness, but the wild creatures of the park are scrupulously preserved as they are here, the only change being that these same wild creatures have been so carefully protected as to show literally astounding tameness. The creation and preservation of sych a natural playground in the midst of our people, as a whole, is a credit to the Nation, but, above all, a credit to Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. It has been preserved with wise foresight.  *‘ The scheme of its preservation is noteworthy in its essential democracy. This park was created and now is administered for the benefit and enjoyment Of the people. The Government must continue to appropriate for it, and especially in the direction of completing and perfecting an excellent system of driveways. The only way that the people, as a whole, can secure to themselves and their children the enjoyment in perpetuity of which the Yellowstone Park has to give, is by_ assuming ownership in the name of the Nation and by jealously safeguarding and preserving the scenery, the forests, and the creatures.  “ At present, it is rather singular that a greater number of people come from Europe to see it than come from our own Eastern States to see it. The people near bv seem awake to its beauties, and 1 hope that more ’and more of our people who dwell far off will appreciate its really marvelous character. Incidentally, I should like to point out that some time people will awake to the fact that the park has special beauties to be seen in Winter, and any person who can go through it in that season on skis will enjoy himself as he scarcely could elsewhere. I wish especially to congratulate the people of Montana. Wvoming, and Idaho, and notably you of Ga'rdiner and Cinnabar and the immediate outskirts of the park, for the way in which vou heartily co-operate with the Super intendent to prevent acts of vandalism and destruction.  “ The preservation of thé forests is, of course, the matter of prime Importance in every preserve of this character. In this region of the Rocky Mountains and the great plains the problem of the water supply is the most important part of the homemaker's office. Congress has not in recent vears done anything more important than passing the Irrigation bill/and nothing is more essential to the preservation of the water supply than the preservation of the forests. Montana has in its water power a source of development which has hardlv ' beep touched. This water power will be seriously impaired if ample protection is not given the forests. Therefore, this park, like the forest reserves generally, is of the utmost advantage to the country around from the merely utilitarian side.    .  But, of course, this park also because of its peculiar features, is to be reserved as a beautiful playgiound. Here all the wild creaturesjpf the old days are being preserved, ad their overflow, into the surrounding country means that the people of the surrounding country, so long as they see that the laws are observed by all, will be able to insure to themselves and to their children and to their children's children, much of the old-time pleasure of the hardy life of the wilderness and of th^ hunter in the wilderness. I have been literally astounded at the enormous quantities of elk and at the number of deer, antelope, and mountain sheep which I have seen on iheir wintering ground, and the deer and sheep in particular are quite as table as range  stock.    , ,    „  ” A few buffalo are being preserved. I wish very much that, the Government could provide somewhere for an experimental breeding station of cross breeds between buffalo and the common eat!**. - If these cross breeds could be siuvesafully perpetuated we could have animals which would produce a robe quite as good as the ob buffalo robe with which twenty years ago everv one was familiar, and animals moreover'which would be so hardy that I think thev would have a distinct commercial importance. They would, for instance, be admirably suited for Alaska Territory, which I look to see develop astoundingly within the next decade or two, not only because of its furs and fisheries, but because- of its agricultural and pastoral possibilities.”  At the conclusion of the ceremonies the President’s train pulled out. Here Mr. Burroughs will les*ve the party and will çpend a short time at Spokane. Washington and on a ranch in Montana, after which he will return to his home at Peeks-kill. N. Y.    _________  MAY BUY TEXAS RAILROADS.  London and New York Capitalists Inspect Electric Lines.  Special to The New York TimesA  DALLAS, Texas, April 24.-A party of bankers and engineers arrived in Dallas today from London, accompanied by capitalists from New York and Boston. They came with a view of investing largely in electrical properties in this and other Texas cities.  The Dallas and Fort Worth street railway systems and the Interurban road between the two cities are the principal properties on which Interest is now centred. Those in position to know state that these lines will soon change hands, at least to the extent of a controlling interest, which is estimated to represent six millions of dollars. .    ..    „  Members of the party are A. E. Ginnis of Ginnis & Mason. London; B. S. Ginnis, of Ladenburg, Thalman & Co. of New York; J K Newman, banker, of New York, and G W. Bacon, engineer, of New York, and Guy E. Tripp of Boston.  April 28th the Last Day.  Seaboard Air Line Railway will sell tickets to settlers and homeseekers at half rates from New York to the Manatee section of Florida, located below the frost line, famous for Its fruit and market products. Write for full particulars. Office. 1,183 B’way.—Adv.  To St. Louis in 28 Hours  Via Pennsylvania Limited; leavss West 23d Street daily at 9:55 A. M., reaches Chicago In 24 hours. Every comfort.—Adv.  Missouri Senators Who Voted for the Baking Powder Trust’s Interests Received from $500 to $2,500 Each.  Special to The New York Times.  ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 24,—Lieut. Gov. Lee told the Grand Jury to-day how Baking Powder Trust boodle was distributed at the Laclede Hotel in St. Louis two years after the defeat of the “ alum ” bill. Lee, it appears, was employed to distribute the money and engaged the services of a Senator to assLst him. Lee received a handsome fee for nis work. He handled the big bunch of boodle over to the Senator, and the latter handed it out In chunks in his room at the Laclede Hotel, March 20, 1901.  Senators who voted w T ith the Baking Powder Trust’s interests received sums of money varying from $500 to $2,500 each. It appears that they did not all meet at once, but one by one went up to the Senator’s room and got theirs.” Each man as he “ got his ” made solemn promises that he would never tell. It seems that the efforts of some of these statesmen to keep this promise in the Grand Jury room here will shortly result in indictments for perjury, in addition to the indictments that will charge bribery. The sum distributed on this particular occasion, it is now stated, was considerably less than $27,500, the sum generally mentioned. However, it exceeded $10,000, and of the excess a large share fell to Lee.  At least five indictments will result from to-day’s testimony before the Grand Jury and several more will follow.  Lee was apparently anxious to disburden himself of his knowledge of boodling when he arrived at the Four Courts. The impression was first gained that he had a lengthy interview with Circuit Attorney Folk and Attorney General Edward C. Crow before he was ushered into the presence of the Grand Jury, but this turned out to be a mistake, and he was taken immediately before the inquisitorial body.  The Lieutenant Governor was apparently tinder a great mental strain.- Tie appeared to be very nervous, but is said to have borne himself well while he was relating the inside history of boodle scandals to the Grand Jury.  The appearance of Lee before the St. Louis Grand Jury is a splendid victory for Circuit Attorney Folk, who insisted, .with bulldog determination, that the Lieutenant Govèrnor must come be f ore the local body and tell all he knew about boodling. It was in vain that Lee held out for terms, and it was only when he saw that staying away longer would probablv result in complications for* himself that he returned.  The Grand Jury will take up legislative boodling again Monday, and investigation probably will be continued for fully two months.' Mr. Folk is just now in a position! to get at the bottom of every boodle deal consummated at Jefferson City during the past two years, and where the specific crime of bribery was committed outside the jurisdiction of the St. Louis Grand Jury tin* eviderice will be sent to the State capital for the use of. the Grand Jurv there.' Lee says the question of his resignation is ,n thè hands of Attorney General Crow and that he will probably do as that official recommends. Lee says, however, that he has reasons for wishing to retain his office. One pf these, he says, is that he is a poor man and needs the salary attached to the office.  1. JEROME SUENE! 1ÏS AMOR! REAR!  Reported Effort to ’’Call Off” Metropolitan Accuser.  PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE  Perjury Charge Also Said to be Concerned in the District Attorney's Unexpected Action.  ~ The Amory-Vreeland hearing came to an  unexpected stop yesterday afternoon through the interposition of District Attorney Jerome, who interfered in his capacity as criminal prosecutor of the County of New York. When the representatives of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company had recovered from iheir astonishment  at  this action oh the eve of the end of tht  case, and Magistrate Barlow had granted Mr. Jerome’s request for an adjournment Until next Wednesday morning, it became known that Mr. Jerome was in possessio* of information that might lead to the mos sensational developments of the inquiry.  It was learned that the District Attorney, in the interval allowed to him bv the court, intended to investigate two charges, inese  are described by ; kyow as follows;’ That one of the at the hearing ha charge of perjury.  That an effort process of the inc Araory.,  Previous t< ar.ee there h delays at th ei al witness«  a position  Mr.  turried appei of inrt xplair on. After s< mined from  ELECTRICITY FOR RAILROADS.  Bion J. Arnold of Chicago Predicts That His New System Will Supplant Steam as Motive Power.  ■ Special to 7 he New York limes.  CHICAGO, April 24.—Bion J. Arnold, an electrical engineer, declared to-day that the end of steam as a railroad motive power is in sight. He left Chicago to-night for Lansing, Mich., where he will make a public demonstration of a system of electric railway construction which he promises will change The methods of railroad transportation all over the world.  Engineers say that the success of Mr. Arnold’s test will mean the immediate -change of motive power on all the shorter steam railroads, and in the near future on, all trunk and transcontinental lines. His method is called the “new electro-pneumatic system of electric railway construction.”  Mr. Arnold long has been convinced that ultimately the direct current motor for long distance service and heavy work must be abandoned and the alternating current utilized, and it is on these lines that he has been working to what he believes is perfect success. A decrease in the cost of el trical equipment of from 25 to 40 per cent, is* promised, and w r ith it the ability to utilize power up to the point of* highest degree. Mr. Arnold said to-day:  “ The principles underlying the system of which I shall make a public demonstration, and which I call an electro-pneumatic system, are a single phase or multiphase motor running continuously at a constant speed and a constant load, and. therefore, at maximum efficiency.  ‘‘By virtue of the air storage feature, each car becomes an independent unit and capable, in case of loss of current from the line, of running a reasonable distance without contact with the working conductor, and this without the aid of storage batteries.  ‘‘The current will be taken from the-working conductor at any voltage up to the limit of the insulation, and in case this voltage is high, (I am building my line for 15,000 volts.) a static transformer will be carried upon each car, and the pressure reduced from the line voltage to the voltage of the motor, which in the case under construction is designed for 200 volts.  ” Bv virtue of the speed of the motor and its constant load, either when the car is in motion or when it is! standing still and the motor is compressing air. the variable load now customary in electric railway power plants is eliminated and the power station works at practically a constant load,.thereby eliminating a large part of the investment at present requisite in power station and line construction.’*  carnegie/jbrary FOR THE HAGUE COURT.     to 11 o'clock, Jan    íes v\ .    o.sborne,      for Mr. .Amory. b    egan t    j obtain t      cesses on the groi        t he. was      U  o  V8    s. Th    9 Alagistr      the company's k    t w yers    waited p      and at times saun    tcrcd 0    ut of the      Attorney's library    where    the hear      held. It was knov    m that    Air. Osbo      sent a subpoena t    o Dani    el Nason,      of 55 William Strt    et. - ant    formerly      ner of Mr. Jerome    but ti    ie purpose      ing Air. Nason no    one es    .eept Air.      and Air. Amory so    emcd t    o Icpow.      The Magistrate 1    iati am    uni need tl      hearing Mr, Osb(    >rne s -    belated v.      he would take a    noon r    eeess a nd      tht* afternoon ne    would    let the      Messrs Gsborne a    nd Nie    oil, sum      cases. Finally Air. Nus    m arrived      hallway adjoining    the c    ourtroom.      were consultation    s betw    en him ;      Osoonu-, Air. Nice    11 looki    ng on wit      ing inditierence.    Mr. Na    son earrie      hand a large chet    kbook.    At last      borne hastened i    oto tin    2 COUrtrOl      lowed by the othe    :'s troir    the hallw     bun  after s-une inaudible .eonternn.g was announced.  “ W e meet again at - o clqck Magistrate.  Two o’clock came. Mr. Nico seat, and Mr. Osborne was i the. room. Mr. Cravi  the i  the  took his ing about  f counsel for tl  companv and President Vreeland had not appear/d. Magistrate Barlow: had hardly taken his chair when the District Attorney, whose office is on the next floor underneath the library, walked In.    „  “ if it please your Honor, he began.  while’ th  ouna,  ini nr* a-; to what the prosecutor had to do with the hearing, "there has come to  mv  attention during the recess a .matter that deseives some attention. The interest of the public in this hearing is such that what I have learned should be investigated before the case proceeds to an end. i ask  ome day next It may be > present the mat-my investigation.  >ur Honor to give me un week—any day after that I shall not desii ter here alter mak: but, again. I may.”  and Mr. Nicoll to sur inquir ’d the court.  *• Oh, I think they can s answered Air. Jerome.  “ No,” interrupted Mr. care to sum up until the < “ That’s exactly right, y Mr. Osborne. “ J don’t eit “As I suid,” cot  new evidence here, desire to do so per due cause shall 1 personal character, iy what will be d chance to investiga  vanì Mr. Osborne  ttiis  wish ti Vithuut  H  lid  esent any bt I shall it without tter of a  stopped aw vers.  information m my possession ti*** issue in this hearing.  Then the proceedings were Wednesday morning, and the nesses, Magistrate, and on away, most o! them in igne significance ui what had hap “ I-\cannot say anything a clared Mr. Osborne as he_Ie room. ” for the matter is in the District Attorneys office or the Louni of New York. Ail 1 can sav - tnat, am talking with Mr. Nason, * thought It n duty to lay certain facts before Mr. J rumo.”  Mr. Nicoll said:  “ I don’t know anything more about  led.  It It, UÔ* 1   the court-e hands of  than you do.  court I -w  n Mr  according t-o schedule, it was speech that was never spoke.  vg to sum a case oí  MR. NAS Daniel Nason, did not testify, in the afternoo mentioned at the sessi  Gift of $1,500,000 Decided Upon, St Is Said—The Donor’s Twofold Object.  Special to The New York Times.  WASHINGTON, April 24,—Andrew Carnegie for some time has had under consideration the idea of giving $1,509,000 for the erection of a library of international law at The Hague. His idea is that the library could be used as a meeting place for the tribunal, as well as for a library. The money w'ould be placed at the disposal of the Government of the Netherlands, and when Mr. Carnegie makes the offer it probably will be through the State Department.  The fact that Mr. Carnegie contemplated some such move has been published at various times, and it now seems that he has made up his mind on the subject. Some time’ ago he broached the idea to Mavor Low, Andrew D. White, and Frederick W. Holls. Nothing has yet been brought .to the attention of the State Department. Air. ?Iav said to-night that all he knew of the matter was the fact that Mr. Carnegie had talked about it to Messrs. Low, White, and Holls.  It is supposed that if the offer is made and accepted a trust will be constituted and administered by the Government of the Netherlands as trustee for the other signatory powers of The Hague treaty. Wavne MaeVeagh and others connected with the Carnegie institution have noi been advised of Mr. Carnegie’s purpose.  To St. Louis and Back, 821.25,  via Lackawanna Railroad Through Puiiman sleeping cars daily leave New York 10 A. M., arrive St. Louis 2 P. M, next day. Tickets sold April 26th to 29th, inclusive, good to return until May 4th. Ticket offices. 429 and 1,183 Broad-^way.-Adv.  tin  S CONTENTION.  0 belated witness, who seen at his office later Mr. Nason's name was if day before yes-Page, Jr., a legal  sent.  rave  he witness stand, of the Third Av  dr. Page  Q. (By Mr-  way in discovering me orun.*..i purchase tor the Ihird A\t made? A.—No.  q._Up you know when th for?“ A.v- No.     (   “ Q.—You came here merely conversation with Aitiory. just told ot a talk wtt.n M said, had endeavored unsuece to obtain a position with the pany after that corporatijjn Avenue Road.)  Q. (After $ whispered consu  Osborne and Mr. .....'     ru   )—Can you aid me li  nue Railroad) was  9'stocks were pal 1  o testify as to th!« A Yes' (He had Amory. who, h-ssfully through him  Q-  lawyer u  -Diri V  -No.  Ur. Amory'* A.—Ni fee to a lawyer to  g 6 s ponding t     Nason  Q.—    Pan’t you  A.— Yes.    i Amory? A.—No go any further I did not.      It V    vaa at tl that AI    hs stage of Air. r. Osborne, respc      jectio    ns on th    e part of Mr. Ni      wish to    question this w      faith    I don’t    believe a word      \Vh  veste    en Mr. rday aft«    *rnoon, he said h     i ring had been himself had been si  o set* Mr. Ai  why the por whj to appear.  - “ Did you ev was asked.    ,  “ I can’t answer that,” he said.  •‘ Did Mr. Page ever employ yo Mr. Amory?”  ” You’ll have to find that out Page.” said Mr. Nason.  “Did Mr. Amory you an offer to buy rrost valueless stoc Mr. Nason was asked.  “He never got any such offer fron was the positive answer.  Mr. Nason was asked if he had se D striot Attorney .during recess, but  ever re* from hij e£ for B.   

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