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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1903, New York, New York "All the News Thafs Fit to Print" THE WEATHER: Showers; winds south, b coming northwest. 'VOL: LII......NO NEW APEIL 25, 1903.-SIXTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT In drfeittt Xetr York. I 1 Jerier City und Xcirtrlt. (TWO CESTS. H JOINT PROJESI-TD HUSSU GflllEIPUTEJ America, Britain, and Japan May Take Action. News of -the Manchuria Demands Comes Like a Bombshell to Lon- Explanations From St. Petersburg anxiously Awaited LOXDOX, April Associated Press learns 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 political- conditions and. of King Edward's approach.-- mg visit to Paris, where Russian sympathy is strong, the announcement from Peking came like a bombshell to London. It is dis- nisscd with considerable reserve. No at- lempt is made, however, even by the most raivfi'il students of Par Eastern conditions, Ui underestimate the gravity of the situa- Sir'Krn'est M. Satow, British Minister to riiina.- in a dispatch to the Foreign1 Office, has confiimed the.published synopsis of the note addrosscd to China by II. Plancoh; Eus'sian CljaraS d'AffaiVes at Peking. Fur- ther official advices regarding the inten- tions of the Chinese Government and ,ex- jilanations from St. Petersburg are awaited wiixioiisly! In the meantime "the British j Government is not taking-active measures. I iiithbtiKh Foreign Secretary Lansdowne in- j ii-nds- to circulate- pourparlers looking to i juint.action from Washington. London, and j Tokio, provided further information sus-j Tains the present abstract of the Russian I Opmsoids. XothiiiK dffir.ilp will 'result until -next or later. Lord Lansdowne is p-i.inB slow on account, of-the lack of 111- Mrmation. and also because he realizes that C.rout Britain has her. hands full to the" troubles hi Somaliland. -'he (loverntnent's .attitude in the matter of the nailroail, tlio difficulties: in South and party disaffection. The Foreign has not to take any f.tp< to tmbroil tin-at liritalii'in unueces- trolibio. It-doVs not. however, .appear -tha'l tin-re will be the slightest hosltation 1-n joinlns the I'niti-il States uiul Japan :n 'a joint proti-rtt in the cvi-nt oi cont'irma- 'lion of fiinsVriu-tion which has bet-n on u'.titiiLl'f. Tin- 1-Vrf-isn i-H'rii'i- autlu'rlzos the that' if the Government cor- ri-ctly cljilins. those c-fniMiiutc- ,ni bn-acli of.nil ir, coiinc-ction Manchuria and utterly ab'ruKale tin- priii- of tho iipiMi door." tiTriforial ;H- vision. and in.u-rnatlonal comity'to which the British (5'ivoriiment has constantly an-1 jniblicly cominitti.-J itself. It fs ad'rted that sjrlrn'iplcs'" Great Britain always, has acted conn-rt wijh the States, and it prrsunlfd 'that similar oxist rst XS'ashi'ngton. Xothinii. iiuwi-vcr. is (I'-fiivitrly icnowii. as, with the exception of thr Uriiish Minister to China, no British envoy has yet reported. Tt- is pointed out that Russia's explana- tion ma'v throw a different light on her although in official circles here tlu'r? is a inink of t-hc belief that ivov-sia lias no intention of evacuating and that she hopes, after d.e- ztiuiidins the maximum, to secure- a comprO- rrisr'. Thi- Foreign has heard nothing con- fi''nnr.g reporu-d dispatch of Japanese worships to Xiu-Clnvalig. it received no in- 1'nmation last inglit rcgardj-ng initiative steps'on the Japan, uct.ual or In con- ttn-iplatioii.. althutigh MO doubt was ex- that JajKui -would join in the pro- test, ftaron Hayashi, Japanese Minister to Great Britain, was questioned last night on the situation. He. said there was, every re'ison T.o believe the correctness of the re- ports of Russia's demands; which he char- acterized as contrary to the provisions of the Manchuria agreement. He pointed out that China had not yet-given her con- sent to the demamls. The Minister declined to expross an opinion as to the possible action of Jaiia-n. At the German Embassy here it was pointed out that Count vcm Billow, the Imperial Chancellor, had vxwessty ex- cfptcd Manchu-rla from" the British-Ger- man Chinese agreement. Conn! First Secretary of the German Embassy, said: Germany Is a friend atid sup- porter.of the ojwn our interests in Manchuria are scarcely sufficiently impor- tant to justify our interference." The papers this morning, frvhile protest- ing against the cynical and brutal mrthods of the Russian move-in.Manchuria, take different views, as to how this ac- lion should be met.- Vi'ry little surprise is expressed at the tenacity displayed by Rus- sia 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 aiv effective resistance. It, is recognized that the United States. Great Britain, and are the only powers likely to pro- test; France is expected to agree to any- thing that Russia does, and Germany 'is n-gardf-cl as indiffen-nt. The Opposition papers attack the Gove'rn- .nient for its weak-kneed policy in and contend that it ought to have secured some equivalent if Russia is to have Man- churia. The Daily News, referring to the claim of the United States for treaty ports in J-ianchurla. which Rus.sia Is opposing, says: it is their quarrel and. not -ours. It" is to our interest to come to terms with Rus- sia 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 Ignited States has a strong claim to act decisively, as a no politicai ambitions or orriere pensSe of the policy pf the 'open door'. in Eastern Asia." April to the Chi- nese story, when Prince Ching. the Grand Secretary, received the Russian demands he returned the document setting, them forth to M. Piancon. and refused-to con- sider them.. The- First Secretary 'of the British Legation and the Japanese Minister- counseled Prince Chlng to remain-firm, and to insist upon the restoration .of- Manchu- ria, according to the agreement, which stip- ulates that the Chinese Government shau INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Commercial 13. Arrivals at Hotels andOut-of-Town Buyers. Fape lii. Business 11. Court 11. J.esra lu. Losses 2. Marine Intelligence and Foreign Page C. New IS. Real Estnte.-Page H. 10. United 10. Weather 10. Yesterday's 2. The Line to Callfornln connecting with fvery tranwcontlnental railway the N-w York Central. Four trains a day to be replaced in Manchuria in all 'respects as it was before the war. Japan Is more strongly opposed tha-n any other power to Russia's aggression, but it is not believed here that she will, go to the length of war. THE INDEMNITY QUESTION. LONDON YORK TIMES Special Cabk-Rrarn. LONDON, April Shanghai correspondent of The Times says.that the Chinese, while animating their readiness to sign gold bonds for. the payment of the indemnity, intend to stipulate that the table. of amortisation thereto an- nexed shall be not in go'ld but in Haikwan taels, and -that the amorti- sation payments shall be made as stated in the United States bond, namely, at the rate indicated in Article VI. of the px-o- tocol. In other words, says the correspondent, the American bond only is acceptable, the whole question is to be reopcnd. A RUSSIAN BREACH OF FAITH. Opinion in Washington on the New by United States Expected. WASHINGTON, April Con- g-c-r. at has cabled to Secretary Hay a synopsis ot the demands made upon China by Kussii-. respecting the control of Manchuria., The present impression .here is that the Russian action is 'a distinct breach of! faith with the United States. The Russian, Government pledged itself three times tor- mally, and the documents are of record, that' the "open- door" should be main- tained in "flanchuria, a.nd that the, Russian troops would be withdrawn as soon as peace was .restored. Finally, the latter promise took the shape of a treaty stipula- 'The United States Ambassador. at St: Petersburg, on Aug. 1SUO, wired-, the State Count I.arasdorff then volunteered the statement In the most positive terms that while Russia is Vt present, for certain ntcessary military purposes, occupying cer- tain points within the Chinese dominions, this is a temporary and that Rus- sia has no intention whatever of acquire or of retaining a single inch of ter- ritory in either China or Manchuria." On March 1, 1001, the following was cablea to the United States representatives at St. Petersburg. London, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Rome, and Tokio: Department of State, Washington, D. C.. March 1; 1901. The following memorandum, which was hamiod to the on I' eb. 10, Is transmitted to you for your .information and communication to the Government to which you are accredited: The preservation of the territorial in- tegrity of China having' been recognized by- all the powers now engaged in joint nego- tiation concerning tin- injuries recently !n- I'lii-ti-d upon their Ministers and nationals cvrlaln officials and subjects nl tnc <'hiiiHSi- Empire, It is evidently advantage- ous to China to continue the present inter- national understanding upon the subject. Ic would be. therefore, unwise and danger- ous in the .-xtn-me for China to make any arransoments or to consider any proposition of a prlviUf nature involving the surrender of territory or financial obligations by_con- with any particular power; and tne Oovornijit-nt ql' -States, aiming at thi- p'n-servatton of China from tne tlangVr int'l.-atv'd anil the conservation the largest and most beneficial relations tlii- effipir" and other countries, in j.LCfordanci- thi- iirinciples set forth, in its circular note "f July. :1. and in ;a purely friendly spirit towanl llm Chinese. Kmpin- anil all the powers now Interested in tin; lu-KytiatioTis, desires to c-xpn-ss its sense-of tho iinpronriety. incxpVUH-ncy. ai.iu uvfn i-xtn-me danger to the interests- of t might srem, there appeared to be no way uf preventing the consummation of Russia's -plan. J'ipan W.IK in no position -to dispute the action, and even with the assistance of Great Britain it was doubttul whether the purpose of .Russia could be changed. A'i to the interest of this Gcvcrnment, it was doubtful whether the T'nlti-d States could leek with favor upon the far greater con- trol of the Pacific Ocean whlcM the. new move .would give Russia. No doubt Russia would c-Vehtuallv apply the Russian tariff to the new territory. FRANCE MAY SUPPORT RUSSIA. Friendship Between the Two Rowers Regarded as More Important Than Any Chinese Question. PARIS, April to the absence of Foreign Minister Delcasse, the Foreign Office officials maintain reserve In the matter of the Russian terms, for the evac- uation 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 have been in accord throughout- in the matter of policy toward China." Further-: more, the view prevails in'well-informed circles that the 'continuance of- the bonds of amity between Kussia 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 emphasised the extent Rxissian military and industrial pre- dominance and .the beneficial results which have followed the introduction into Man- churia by .Russia of railroads and other modern applicances in place of the anti- quated Chinese methods of There is .reason to believe that; the Government will at least share passively 'the conclusions of these .French observers. COUNT CASSINI INTERVIEWED. WASHINGTON, April Cassini, the Russian Ambassador, .said to-day con- cerning the announcement relative to the conditions which Russia has made before -she will evacuate Manchuria: I have not received official news. conss-quence cannot! discuss the points men- tic ned in tho-dispatches. I can say, gener- ally speaking, however, that it Is only nat- ural that Russia, before evacuating Man- churia, should take measures- to prevent a ri-petition of the troubles of 1900 as well as to insure in that country her. political Infl'u-. ence which was owing' to its geographical In answer W questions as to how the pro- posed terms would affect American trade interests in Manchuria the Ambassador, re- peating that lu- could not discuss the ae- tnlls of the terms mentioned in the press dispatches, since he ha'd not been officially- advised of them, said: The assurances which Russia has given on different occasions relative to the secur- ity-of American trade Interests in Manchu- ria continue in full force end could not be otherwise Extract of Vaullln. In purity and strength pre-eminently Aav- eyeglaBsea and spectacle! tnalce read- .Ing comfortable. IB, Maiden A, G. VANDERBILI SUES 1 OWNER OF AUTOMOBILE! MRS. RUTHERFURD j St. John Wood's Chauffeur Injured j i One of the Pioneer's Horses. Both Civil and Criminal Proceedings Car Injured Man a Few Days Before. Magistrate- Mayo, sitting In the Centre Street CoMrt, yesterday issued a1 summons for the appearance .of St. John Wood, the j diamond denier of '2 Maiden Lane, on May I 11. to, explain why he should not be pro- l fveded against for the careless conduct of i his chauffeur Ir. ruturmg down or.e of the horses of the coach Pioneer in Central I Park. At the'time of the accident Alfred I G. Vanderbilt, Reginald W. Rives, and j Charles H. Wilson were on the coach, ex- erdsing the (horses preliminary to their I regular run from. fie Holland House to Ardslt'y Casino. The summons was obtained by J. Camp- bell Thompson of. the firm of Thompson Miiloney, who have been retained by Messrs. Rives.'and Vanderbilt for the purpose of conducting both civil and criminal pro- ceedings, if the latter be justifiable, against Mr. Wood. .According to the Information befcre the Magistrate, the accident oc- curred on the morning of March 27, on the East Drive, near Ninetieth Street. As Mr. tooling the coach down the drive 'the automobile belonging to Mr. Wood, and in charge oC 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- i wrong- side of the road. At any rate, the automobile ran into Vnd 'injured the off (.leader of the coach. Mr. Thompson says, horse-was' left in such a condition as I to be absolutely useless for coaching, and had to be- sold for a price noth- ing compared, to its former value. Both Mr. Rives'arid Mr. .Vanderbilt called I-upon .the chauffeur to stop after the acci- dent, but it is charged that the, man re- j fused, and., with an insulting remark, j turned on the power of the machine and sped on up the drive 'as rapidly as possi- ble, until he reached Ninety-second Street, when he turned off into Fifth Avenue.' Be- cause of the crippled condition of the horse I it was impossible for the-coa.cn' to pursue, but Charles Jnrvis. 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 the buck. These Initials St. J. an-1 from this, upon consulting the records at the office of the Secretary of State at Albany, it was found that the owner of the machine was Mr. Wood. Mr, Jarvis fol- lowed the machine' to First Avenue and Eighty-second Street before-he could get near enough' to .see the letters. soon as Mr. Thompson was retained in" the case he endeavored to ascertain the name 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 Mr. Rives anil Mr. Vanderbilt have instructed .him to briTTK 11 City Court action against the owner of the- machine for damag-M ior the injuries to tin- horse: Mr. Thompson, who himself is a -whip-of considerable reputa- tion, says thatJie in being backed in his I action bv the Automobile through. Sherman' Whn-hrop, the Chairman of the Law Committee, and also by. prominent coaching organizations and.the Road Driv- ers' Association. Attention was called yesterday to the fart that a few da'ys before the automobile owned by Mr. Wood ran down a. man n-irhed Michael Hurley in Yonkers while Mr Wood and a party, of friends were en i route to Blossom Heath.- Inn.- Larchmont. Mr. Hurley, who lives at 30 Riverdale Ave- nue-, jn Vonkc-rs, was sent to a hospital in a serious condition- TWO AUTOMOBIUSTS ARRESTED Elverton R. Chapman and W; Gould Brokaw Accused of Speeding Too Fast, i Two more nutomobiUsts were arrested yes- terday by bit-veil? policemen on duty in citi- zen's clothes, the charges being speeding: In .violation'of.the regulations. The .men wer? Broker Elverton R. Chapman', whose offices nre at SO Broadway, and who lives "at 131i West Fifty-seventh Street, and Gould Brokaw of R'-o 'Fifth Avenue. Both men gave bail for appearance in Harlem Police Court this morning. 1 Mr Chapman was arrested by Pollcema'n -of'the "Weg't Oho Hundred, and Street Station as he was going I up the Boulevard Lafayette' about 0 o'clock in the afternoon. McGill said the auto was j running- at a speed of from fifteen to eigh- 'teen miles an hour., Mr. Brokaw was ar- i rested at about the same time of the day i 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 and so followed Mr. .Brokaw to Sev- enth Avenue and arrested him. WAR ON CHARLES, Possible Development of Passage of Chicago Traction Companies Into Hands of Receivers. Special lo The A'rcy York- Times. CHICAGO. April developed to-day thatiiMessrs; Auerbach. Davles, and Govln. 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 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 Joslng Us leases or the stock held in escrow by the Illinois Trust and. Savings Bank. "l'he UnicM Traction Company holds leasf-a on the North and West Chicago properties, and when the big corporation was formed it was agreed that li pur cent: should be paid on North Chicago stock and .C per cent, on West Chicago stock. Securities then worth were deposited with the Illinois Trust and .Savings Bank to guarantee these dividends. It-was provided that stock and leases should'be forfeited If' the. dividends were not least that Is the way Chicago understood But now the Northwest Chicago compa- nies are In the haiids of a receiver as well as the "nion Traction Company. The same court is guarding all the securities. As a. "result ot developments .from the Union Traction receivership, It Is alto- gether probable that Charles T. Yerkes will be forced to return to Chicago no look after his underlying interest in the Chi- cago Consolidated Traction Company. 000 of the genera! mortgage bonds of' which he owna. Apparently it will be the deliberate pur- pose of the receivers to emoXe-Mr. Yerkes out of his hole in London .underground railways and compel him to return to the city whose dust he shook off his teet as he departed from W with an enormous fort- une-accumulated here. The receivers may default payment on these bonds ot Mr. Yerkes. This will make It necessary for Mr. Yerkes to ask for a receivership, un- less he wishes to forego the Income of 4Mi per cent, that .he gets from these bonds. Telephone IO8O Madlnon Square. Rock Inland System1.! uptown Ticket Office, corner 85th St. andriftW AT., It you wont In- formation atout rates or tralna to any point west of Chicago or St. It Is Reported That She Has Gone There K. Vanderbilt Not Back in Paris. PARIS, April is reported that Mrs, Rutherfurd and Miss White left here this morning: for London. They left the Ruth- erfurd 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 not returned to Paris. It is supposed that lie is still in London, but no definite infor- mation on the subject is forthcoming. STRIKE OMAHA. All the Union Men Will Go Out If the Business Men. Keep Thsir Agreement. Special to The .Vi'a- York Times. 'OMAHA, Neb., April 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 re- sign from the militia: order was fol- lowed by general resignations. Labor unions believe that the general conflict will begin on 'May They declare that employers, Instead of remaining on the defensive, have assumed an aggressive attitude, L. V. Guyej Chairman of the Conciliation Board of the Central Labor Union, said to- day: "If the employers are in. earnest in their declarations, it can only signify a general walk-out on May 1. If the employ- ers who now recognize union labor -follow out their declarations and refuse 'to recog- nize ths unions after May 1, the only pos- sible result will be a strike of every organi- zation." The Business Men's Association, on or- ganization of practically man in Omaha, has made no new announce- ment, but Is said to stand squarely .on its agreement of several days ago to unite to the- unions. Trouble between the street railway com- pany and its employes is imminent, and a' strike' may result from the- discharge to- day of the President of the union. The .company maintains that, the man was not the.union men believe he was discharged because of his connection with the union. THE PRESIDENT HELPS LAY A CORNERSTONE He Makes an Address'Laudatory of Yellowstone Park. j Astounded at Enormous Numbers of Wild Animals It Shelters monies at New Gate Con- ducted by Masons. MAY TIE UP GREAT NORTHERN. James J. Hill's Company Declines to Accede to Demands of Trainmen. Special to York ST. PAUL. April A tie-up pf the. Great Northern system is assured un- less the c.ompraiy recedes from its position. A finril conference was had with the Gen" Manager afternoon, 'and he. flatly dcclinod to accede to- the demfinus of the trulrimfiji. It is all said Assistant Grand Conductor A. U. the Brother- hood of who has boon negotfat- In? with the company. can hope for no settlement, the committee returns home tQ-nijrhi, tn poll- the trainmen o.i the Question uf u strike. This will take ten rlnys, and then- iliev system- will be. tied up, understand that J. J. Hill has orderod a reslMttim-c to the trainmen, but this .will avail nothing1. Unless he capitulates and abolishes double-header trains a. sirlko is certa-ln. There Is no question of wages.1 This hnK been, agreed upon, 1C very trans- continental ilne .except the Great Xorthe.cn "has agreed 10 our demands, and there is no more for us to do than tie up the system until GUI' are- This will House of Representatives Casts a Vote of No" Confidence in Connection "with Traction Legislation. SPRINGFIELD, 111., .-April Illi- nois House of Representatives to-day by a vote, of 7J to W. declared no confidence in Its presiding officer, Speaker John H. Miller, whose alleged unwarranted use of the gavel in furthering a proposed enact- ment affecting rich street railway fran- chises 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 in connection with, the passage of the Mueller Traction bill. There was a strong "feeling among the ami-Miller legislators that there was a pos- sibility of a and steps were" taken to increase the committee in suc-h a ;nanner as to have the Speaker's appointees in the rAinority, if anything in the line of a whitewash should be attempted. The Miller men fought hard to retain the committee as originally appointed, but were outvoted, and the report of the com- mittee 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 In- tention of the House-to interrogate regard- ing- the facts upon which an editorial in a Chicago paper alleging" bribery in connec- tion with the Mueller ijill 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 I transacted in the House until he had complied with their demand. They had their own way from first to .last, and the Speaker's forces were de- feated. at every point. SENATOR MORGAN ON POLITICS. Sfeciat to T'l? .Yrii> li'crK Times. MOBILE, Ala.. April John T. Morgan, who is. in the city, said in an in- terview to-night: The political situation at large strikes rne.about this way: The Democratic Party has had Its differences, its dissensions, its wrangles, until it Is w.e'.l satisfied to come together in a movement of success. The Republican Party is entering this rocky road have abandoned, and it will 'likely set several knockdowns before it is through. It is beginning its internal dissen- sions, are through with ours. must agree on a settled line of policy. The principles of the Democratic Party, .its .principles of the last hundred years, are such as recejvc the indorsement of the peo- ple of this country, if we stand by tirinciples-we will-win. There are a -lot more Democrats In this country 'than Republicans, because everv- Democrat has principle to account for ht's faith, while every Republican is simply an opportunist, who attempts to do what la .best for the moment, without thought for the'future. Many men are on the look- out for opportunity to make hny while the sun shines. The people of sedate opinions and settled principles are with the Demo- crats when It stands by its old honors and .principles." '_____ MONUMENT FOR.SALEM. Sptcio.1 to Thi York_Tmet. "SAWEM, Mass., April Peter- son called a special meeting o'f the City Council to considsr the offer of a monu- ment to Salem settlers made by a wealthy Yorker; The Mayor declines to make public the name of the donor at this time on the ground that this would-be discour- teous to .the City Council, but the impres- sion is that Mayor Low is the man. Mr, Peterson refuses to adml-t or deny this. The off ex came yesterday in a letter. Mavor Low's family li 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, but1 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. j A The Pennsylvania Limited .leaves New York for Chicago and St. Louis every day In A littlt extra charce for extra GARDINER, Montana, April 24.-PresI- dent Roosevelt this afternoon resumed his tour, going to Livingston from here. Be- fore 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 ac- cording to the Masonic ritual.'and was in charge of the grand of the State of Montana. Special trains brought hundreds of .people here, Including a large of Masons, and as the weather was perfect; the scene was a very pretty one. The President rocle down from the. post, accompanied Sy Major, Pitcher, and was escorted to the gayly decorated stand where he delivered an address. Troops E and C of.the Third Cavalry, from Fort Yellow: .stone, 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 Hap'ner, and Grand Senior Warden Lew Calldway. The President on behalf of the Masons of the State, was presented vvith a Masonic charm, mounted on a.nugget of Montana gold. There were placed the cornerstone a photograph of Mr. Roosevelt, a number .ot' coins, copies of newspapers, and some Ma- sonic 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. 11 The. Yellowstone he -said, "is something unique in this world, as far as 1 know. Nowhere else in any civilized coun- try is'there to be found such-a tract of veri- table 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 pre- served as they are .here, the only change being that these same wild creatures have been so carefully protected as to show "lit- erally lameness. The creation and preservation of such" a natural play- ground 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 note- worthy in its essential democracy. This park was created and now is administered for the benefit and enjoyment of the peo- ple. The Government must continue to ap- propriate for it', and especially in the direc- tion of completing and perfecting an excel- lent system of driveways. The. only way that the people, as a whole, can secure1 to themselves and their children the enjoy- ment in perpetuity of which the lellow- Ktone Park has to give, is by assuming -ownership m the name of the Nation and by jealously safeguarding and preserving the scenery, the forests, and, the creatures. 4t present, It Is rather alnffular that a greater number of people come from Eu- rope to see it than come from our own Fastern States to see it. The people near by seem awake to Its beauties, and 1 hope that more and more of our people who dwell far off will appreciate its really mar- velous 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 especial- ly to congratulate the people of Montana. Wyoming, and Idaho, and notably you of Gardiner' and Cinnabar and the Immediate outskirts of the parkrfor the way in which vou heartily co-operate with the Super- intendent to prevent acts of .vandalism and destruction. Thi: preservation of the forests pf course the matter of prime Importance in every preserve of this character. In this region of the Rocky Mountains and the KrtiU plains the problem of the water sup- ply Is the most important part of the home- maker's office.. Congress has not in rc- cfnt vears done anything more important than passing Ihe Irrigation bill.'and noth- ing is more essential to the preservation o'f the water supply than the -preservation of the forests. Montana has In its water power a source of development which has hardly' beeji touched- This water power will b'e seriously impaired If ample protec- tion is not (riven the forests. Therefore, this park, like the forest reserves general'-- ly, 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 beautifulplaygiound. Here all the wild creaturesjpf the old days are being pre- aild their overflow. Into the sur- rounding country that the people of tne surrounding country, so long as they see that the laws nre 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 the hunter In LIEUT. GOV. LEE TELLS HOW BOODLE WAS DISTRIBUTED. Missouri Senators Who Voted for the Baking Powder Trust's Interests Re- ceived from to Each. Special to The New York Times. ST. LOUIS, Mo., April Gov, Lee told the Grand Jury to-day how Bak- ing 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 Sen- ator to assist him. Lee, received a hand- some fee for nls 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 JO, I'.Hrt. Senators who voted with the Baking Pow- der Trust's interests received sums of money varying from to each. It appears that they did not all meet at once, but one by one went up .to the Sen- ator'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 tor perjury, in addition to the indictments that will charge bribery. The sum distributed on this particular occasion, it Is now stated, jjwas considerably less than the sum I generally mentioned. However, ft exceeded 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 Pour Courts. The im- pression was first sained that he had a lengthy 'interview with Circuit Attorney Folk and Attorney Genera! Edward C. Crow before he was ushered into the pres- ence of the Grand Jury, but this turned out to be a and he was taken imme- diately before the inquisitorial body. The Lieutenant Governor was apparently tinder n great -mental He 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 bt. Louis Grand Jury Is a splendid victory lor Circuit Attorney Folk, who insisted, .with bulldog determination, that the Lieutenant Governor must come .before the local body and tell all he knew about booilling. -It was in vain that Lee held out.for terms, and it longer would probably result in complica- tions for'himself th.1t he returned. The Grand Jury win take up legislative boodling again Monday, and investigation I probably will be continued for fully two I months. Mr. Folk Is-just now in a position i to get at the bottom of every boodle I'eal i consummated at Jefferson City during .ihe t past two years, and where the specific crime of bribery wfis committed outside the juris- diction o'f the St. Louis Grand Jury the evidence wiil be sent to the State capital for tfte use of. the Grand Jui-v there. Lee says the question of his resignation K .n the hands of Attorney General Crow and that he will probably do as that official ree- ommends. Lee says, however, that he has masons for wishing to retain his office, ine of these, he says, is that he is a poor man and needs the -alary attached to the office. Reported Effort to "Call Off" Accuser. PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE Perjury Charge Also Said ro be Con- cerned in the District Attorney's Unexpected Action. m the wilderness, 'I have been literally .as- tounded at the enormous .quantities of elk. and at the number of deer, and mountain sheep which I have Been on their wintering ground, and the depr and sheep ir. particular are quits .as tame as range b "V 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 cattle. If these cross breeds could 'ce siu'cosafijiily-perpetu- ated could have anlmM.s which would prortuce a robe quite ,-is good! as -he ot- buffalo robe wltli which twenty years ago every-one was familiar, and animals more- over" which would he so hardy that I think they would have a distinct commercinl im- portance They would, [or instance, be ad- mirably suited for Alaska Territory, which I look to see develop astoundlngly within next decade or two, not only because of Us furs and fisheries, but because-of Its "frricultur'al and pastoral At the conclusion of the ceremonies the President's train pulled out. Here Mr. Burroughs will the party and will a short time at Spokane. Washing- ton and on a ranch in Montana, after which he will return to his home at Peeks- kill, N. Y-_______________ MAY BUY TEXAS RAILBOADS. London mid Xeiv York In- Hjiect Electric Linen. Special to The Nrai York DALLAS.- Texas, April 24.-A party of bankers and engineers arrived in Dallas to- day from London, accompanied by capital- ists 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 rail- way systems and the Interurban road be- tween the two cities are the principal prop- erties 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 u controlling Interest, which is estimated to .represent six millions of of the party are A. E. Glnnls of Glnnls Mason. London: B. S. Glnnis, 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 2Sth the Buy. Sjaboftnl Air Line Rail way wlll'iell tickets to settlers and homeseekers at half rates frotr. New York to the Manatee section of Florida, located below the line, famous for Its fruit -anil market products. Write for full particulars. Office. To St. in 28 Via Pennsylvania Limited; leaves Wast !3d Strict dally at A. reaches Qilcago In -4 rioura. Every, Adv. ELECTRICITY RAILROADS, Bion J. Arnold of Chicago Predicts That His New System Will-Supplant Steam as Motive Power. Special to The Ar'ca- York Times. CHICAGO, April 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 elec- tric railway construction which he promises will, change the methods of railroad trans- portation all over the'world. Engineers say that the success of Mr. Arnold's test will mean the immediate change of 'motive power on ail the shorter steam railroads, and In the near future on, all trunk and transcontinental lines. Ills method is called the "new electro-pneu- matic system of electric railway construc- tion." Mr. Arnold longr 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 elec- trical equipment of from to 40 per cent. !s" promised, and with 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 demonstra- tion, and which I call an electro-pneumatic system, fire a single phase or'multiphase rro-tor running continuously at a constant 'speed and a constant load, and. therefore, at maximum efficiency. "By-virtue of the air storage feature. car becomes an Independent unit and capable, in case of loss of-current from the. line, of running a reasonable distance with- out contact with the working conductor, and this without the aid of storage bat- teries. "The current will he taken from the- working conductor at any voltage up lo tho limit of the Insulation, and in case this voltage is high. (I am building my line for lil.OOO volts.) a static transformer will be carried upon each car, and the pressure re- duced from the line voltage to the. voltage of the motor.-which in the case under con- struction is designed for volts. By virtue of the speed of the motor'and 'its constant load, eitfier when the car is in motion or when it 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 by eliminating n large part of the invest- me'nt at present requisite in power station and line construction." THE HAGUE.COURT. Gift of Decided Upon, It Is Donor's Twofold Object. Sttcial :o Thl York Tintci. WASHINGTON. April 111.--Andrew Car-- negle for- some time has had under consld- I eratlon the idea of giving 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 would be placed at the disposal of the Government of the Netherlands, and when Mr. Carnegie makes the offer It prob- ably will be through the State Depa'rt- 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 time1 ago he broached the idea to Mayor Low, Andrew D. White, and Frederick W. Holls Nothing has yet been brought.to the attention of the State Department. Mr. Hay said to-night that ail he knew of matter was the fact that Mr. Carnegie tunl talked about It to Messrs. Low, White, and 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'slg- I natory powers of The Hague treaty. Wayne MacVeagh and others connected with the Carnegie Institution have not been advised Of Mr- Carnegie's To St. Lonln ami Duc-U, A-la Laekawanna Railroad. Through fullman sleeping cars dally leave New York 10 A. .M.. arrive St. Louts !i P. M, next day. Tickets April 20th to 20th, inclusive, good to return un- til May 4th. Ticket offices. 428 ted 1.183 Broad- The Amory-Vrec-land hearing came to an unexpected itup yesterday afternoon through the interposition of District Attor- ney Jerome, who interfered in his capacity as criminal prosecutor of the County of New York. When the representatives o! the Metropolitan. Street Railway Company had recovered from their astonishment at this action oh the eve of the eno of t'r.t case, and Magistrate Barlow had grar.teo. Mr. Jerome's request for an adjournment Until next Wednesday morning, it becarr.-: known that Mr. Jerome was In possessio1 of information that misht lead to the mos of the ino.uu-y. It was-learne.l that the District Attorney. In the interval allowed to him by the court, intended to investigate two charges. These are described by a -i.urson in a position to know as follows: Tha-t one in the Metropolitan's witnesses ai the hearing lias laid himself open to .1 charge t.f perjury. That an effort was pia.le (luring the process of the inquiry ;o cail oft Amory. Previous to Mr. Jerome's-hurried appear- ance there had beer, a series of unvxplalnec delays at. the morning session. After sev- ei.il' witnesses had beer, examined from 1'. to 11 o'clock, James Usbnrne, for Mr. .Amory. began to brief re- cesses on th-; ground that lie was waiting for more witnesses. The Magistrate an.-l the company's lawyers waited patiently and at times sauntered out of the District Attorney'" library, where the hearing was held. It was known tliat Mr. Osborne hail sent L.. subpoena to Daniel Xason. of u5 William Street..and formerly a ner of Mr. Jeruine.. but the purpose of call- ing Mr. Nasi.n no except Mr. Osbor.--..- ard Mr Ainorv seenieU to Ici.ow. The Magistrate h-id announce.! that after h'-iirinq ilr. us'oorne's -belated witnesses he would take a ,10011 recess and that in il-.e afternoon ne would let tno Messrs Gsbe-rr.e M-'.iil, sain Up cases. Kinally Mr. Nason arrived In the hallway 'adj.lining the courtroom. ll-.ere c'or.suitatioi's between him and Mi'. Os'wrno >ir. N'icoll looking on witn se-em- Mr. Nason carried in one hand a checkbook. At last Mr. Os- b-i--ne into the courtroom, fol- lowed by the others from ihe hallway, ana after inaudible oonlerring the j.jess was annonne-ei.1. We meet again at o'clock, said the Two o'clock came. Mr. Nil-oil took Ills seat, and Mr. Osborne was roaming about the room Mr Cravath of counsel for t.n; companv and President Vreeland had not appeared-. Mugi.-trate Barlow had hai-Jly taken his chair when the District Attorney. whose offiee is' ijn the next floor under- neath the library, walked In. if it please your he began, while' the looked around, spec-j- latin- as to what the prosecutor had in do with the liearlnK. Uiere has come to mv attention lU'rir.g the Ix-Cess a matter that .ieseives some attention. The interest the public in this hearing is such tha; what I have learned should be investigated before the ea-e proceeds to an end. i ask vour Honor to give me until some day next ilay after Monday. It may be th-'t 1 shall not dislre to present the mat- te7 here after my investigation. but. again. I may." You mear. you don t want Mr. Osborne ami Mr. Nicoll to .-rum. up this afternoon'; inquired the eourt. Oh. I ihlnl; they can suni up all right, answered Mr. Jerome. inti-rrupt-d -Mr. Nic.oil. "I Jon t care to sum up until the ease is over." exactly right, your Honor, said .Mr. Osborne. don't 1 continued-the District At- torney I tnay not wish to present any new evidence here. Without doubt I shall desire to- do so personally, but not without due cause shall 1 introduce matter ot a lie'-sonal character, and I cannot tell exact- ly what will be '-lone until 1 ha-vo had 6- chance to investigate. However, 1 think the. information in my possession is pertinent to tun issue In this hearing." Then the prow-dings were stopped until .Wednesday morcing, and the lawyers, wit- nesses Magistrate, and onlookers went av-iiv most of them In ignorance of the significance of what had happened _ tscannot say anything about it, ue- clared Mr. Osborne as he left the court- room. for the matter Is in the hands of the District Attorney's office of the duty to lay certain facts betore Mr. Je- rome." Mr. Nicoll said: "I don't know' anytnlnp more about It thin vou do When Mr Jerome came into court 1-Was prepand to electrify you with mv 1 was expecting to sum up. according t-o schedule. It was a case of the speech that was never spoke." MR. XASON'S CONTENTION. Daniel N-ison, fhe belated witness, who did n.it testify, was seen at his office later in the afternoon. Mr. Nason'a name was mentioned at the session of Jay before yes- terdav. when William H. Page. Jr., a legal repr-sentative. of 'the Metropolitan Com- pany, was on the witness stand. Mr. Page, who' stated that he once intended to :he business of the Thin! Avenue Rail- ii.'aJ while connected with the firm or llo'ul'.y, Lauterhach Johnson, at that time c'ave tlie following testimony: Q (Bv you aid tr.e In %vav In'illseoVirlni; broker throoBh "horn pmviiaKe (Of '.li'- Ttiii-'i Avenue was l-unle" A DI> you- Know when the ..stocks were pnlJ caini- her.; merely to testify as to cen'verfatlon with Aimirj-7 A. -Yes. hi.J uf- a talk "'Vlth Mr. Arr.ory. h- 'ia'kl hlJ endeavored thDUsli film to obtain 1 position -Ui..- Mi-lropi-titan Com. pany after that conjuration Lc-ush: the Third Ruiid.) .Q. (After a whispered consultation between Mr. Osliornc and Mr. you r-v-iitlj- a-k u lawyer to call on Mr. Amory.' A.--No. Q .you i.ay a fee to a lawyer to o.i Mr.' Amery'.' ,A.-N" Q you' ever In your Hie to call''on Amory? A. t ihink not. O -Can't you Ko any further th.-in I tr.lnk A.-Yes. I did not. It was at this siaffe of Mr. Pose's testi- mony that Mr. Osborne. responding 10 ob- jections on the part of Mr. -Nil-oil, cried: I wish to question this witness's go..M faith. I don't believe a worJ he says." When Mr. Xaso-n was seen ;it office vrsterJay afternoon, he said he had no Idea why had been suddenly halted nor whv he himself had been subpoenaed to appear. Did you ever go to Arr.ory; he a-sked. I can't answer that." he said. Did Mr. Page ever employ you to vls'.t Mv. You'll have to find that out from Mr- Page." said Mr. Nason. Did Mr. Amory ever receive through you an offer to buy from him a lot of al- irost valueless stock for a large Mr. Nason was asked. "'He never got any such offer from was the positive ansiver. Mr. Nason was asked if he had seen th? D'strict Attorney .during recess, but he r
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