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   New York Times (Newspaper) - February 1, 1904, New York, New York                                 "All the News That'à Fit to Print.”  VOL. LIII...NO. 16,872.  ¡GÜST SÜB1IÏAÏ STRIKE  Union Delegates After Stormy Debate Decide for Peace.  Labor Bodies, Now in the Employers’ . Agreement, Carry the Day in Spite of the More Radical of the Leaders.  slons of . which win’be: Length, 200 feet; j  THIRTY DIE IN A DESERT  height, 70 feet; width, 60 feet. It will be the largest bird cage in the world, and will, be stocked with more than a thousand birds  of different varieties.  The cage at the National Zoo has been spoken of as the largest in the world, and is slightly larger than the well-known Horna dav cage of Zoological Garden, New York.  but the new receptacle will be at least 40  feet longer and about dO feet wider.  Their Bodies Found Near “ Dead  Man’s Well ” in Nevada.  . After a stormy discussion, lasting nearly an hour at yesterday’s    ^  the Central Federated Union over the ^    ^  ^ay trouble, the-conclusion w’as prac i .> reached that nothing could be done in the way of strikes to Change the present s , tion, . During the discussion the fact uo-veloped that the unions now «nder arbitration agreement of the Emp oy Association In-tend to stand by that agre ' intent. Some of the many    5^'j  tractors, whose numbers have    ^  Bince the original agreement  up. between the Rapid Transit Contiacto.  Association and the Central    ^  Union, are members of the Employers s-sociation, and this fact had its bearing on the action of the central body yesterday.  - Chairman James E. Holland of-the central Federated Union Rapid Transit Committee brought the matter up in the form ' of a report on the conferences which took place during last week on the subject. e said that the Allis-Chaimers .Company W’ould give the machinists no satisfaction at all regarding their employment of nonunion men at the Fifty-ninth Street power .house.' Ey an arrangement with Mr. McDonald. the general contractor, lie said.  \ the painters had come to a settlement. The \ railroad iron workers were not represented m the original'agreernont between the cen-. tral body, and the rapid traii.'^it contractors.  ‘ had grievances, but as IheS' were not in-■ eluded in thi.s agreement the representa-V tive of the contr.actors, H dland said, re-> fused to consider their grievances.  James ^Vilson, delegate of the machinists, then took the flour, saying: “ I am satisfied that the committee has gone as far as it could unless Mr. McDonald, can go further. As far as I am concerned, I believe I that if Mr. McDonald told the Allis-Chal-Tiiers Company to straighten out m. tters, they would be straightened out. I am at a lo.ss myself as to %yhat to do.  James Fitzgerald of the marble wmrkers  asked Wilson if the Allis-Chalmers Company  employed- aiiy union men. M'ilson replied that they employed both nnipn and nonunion men in other contracts, but did not employ any union machinists at the powerhouse. -  Then,” said Fitzgerald, “ w-hy doesn’t the International Association of Machinists oall.fts men out on the jobs of the Allls-Chalmers Company in other cities. If this matter affected the marble workers, you bet your- btlbtsf that the marble workers would have evibry man pulled out in the unions affiliatdd with them.”  Delegate Entwi.stle of the Steam Fitters said that therq w-ere ^ ters employed in the subway, but fhat the organization was helpless in the matter,  — ■Why don’t you pull out the union men  then? ”* demanded Fitzgerald.    .  •‘ We are bound -hand and foot. said Entwi.stle. ” One contractor has signed an »greement with us, and another contractor employs only non-union, men. It it was one contractor we could do sonu'thing.    _  Here Fitzgerald became indignant. He wanted to know what the ” wondertul Board of Walking Delegates” was eyer good for, or what the Central Federated Union was meeting every week for. Then he said verv*^ bitterly:    “Things are going  to the bad. 'There are more non-union men in Manhattan now than there were five years ago, and this applies to every trade  ^*\ikdiael Stanton of the Electi-ieal M ork-crs said that matters were m the way ot settlement, but some of the delegates m the Central Federated' l>nion evidently  -wanted a “ rule-or-ruin policy.”  “ When my union meets, continued Stanton. ” I am going, to try to get a motion through for the mtembers of my International Union to boy<fott the-work of the Allis-Chalmers Company in other citie.s unless thev can come to an agreement with us " here, that is the way to set about it. The original .agreement with the Rapid Transit Contractors’ Association did not provide for the equipment.”^ , . . /  ’ Delegate 'Wilson of the Machim.sts .said that he did not think or expect that his organization could do any good. He was not .iJluMing to put Mr. McDonald into a position of-Wiiffering for. matters that he 'had not foremen. . He admitted that tiie original agreement had nothing to do with the  ’^'s”om^^o/‘the delegates became very aiygry and wanted strikes ordered right and leit. At one point it looked as if a general sliike, which couid not possibly meonvenience the contractors against whom the unions had lirievances, was going to be ordered. \Viser counsels prevailed, however, and IJie report of the committee was simply adopted, with the understanding that every possib e means would be, taken to end the tangle -amicably.  MRS. HOWARD GOULD  TO RACE AUTOMOBILES.  Will Have a Number of Fast Cars for Next Season— More Records Expected to be Established on the Florida Beach.  Special to The New York Times.  ORMOND, Fla.. Jan. ,^1.—'The announcement has just been made here that Mrs. Howard Gould will be-<resent next season for the third annual automobile Derby with .some of the fastest racing cars to be secured in the country. Mrs. Gould has been one of the most enthusiastic spectators at the tournament this year, and will remain over* to see the closing races on Monday and Tuesday. These will include the two final hWts of the H. L. Bowden-S. B. Stevens match race for a $500 trophy, the one-mile 0:,56 class, In which Stevens and Bowden will also contest, and in which the mile competitive record may be lowered, and a consolation race for cups ^-et to be offered.    -  There are many reasons for believing that Bowden or Stevens may lower Oldfield’s competitive record. In the first place, Bowden averaged 0:411-5 for fifteen miles in his match race with Stevens, but, on the other hand, in thé shorter races, Stevens has beaten Bowden several times. MTth a five-mile start either may get" easily inside of 0:43 for the mile. Either may also touch AY. K. Vanderbilt, Jr.’s. record of 0:30. The mile ard kilometre record trials haVe yet to be run, and if the conditions are perfect these may bring aboiit some surprises.  During the last twenty-four hour.s there have been a number of departures, but there remain a number of prominent motorists.  'When Mr, Vanderbilt left last night he .said he was confident that he could do 0:37 on the course. It is reported that he did do 0:35 in training. He is not satisfied with the record of 0:30. M. Charley of Pai-is believes that the limit of the course is far off. He says that this will  always be the standard  world, and further says that the Euro  peans wiir come here to drive    »nd    be  safe. A course on waieh no  driving, even at eighty-eigbt and one-haT  miles an hour, will heat the tires is  ideal, according to M.  for thp failure to heat the tires ana - o cau.se danger is due to the moisture in th ;  ^^General surprise over the failure of the sofión to-.retkrd speed has been expressed bv the vi.sitors from Europe. They also point out the safety lying »pa course w^ere on the one side is soft sand to retard a machine breaking away, and on the oth r side water to check it with Tio obstructions The removal next year Of the long Wharves at Daytona will make the com sc absblut&y safe. These wharves causecl Bowden some trouble, for he ^mided one of the posts ot a 0‘.40 speed by but six j 3'nche.s. Another thing which will be done will be the abolition of the turns at the end of each leg in long races. Controls will be established, and the cars will come ii at speed, turn slowly, and then go out at- speed; thus giving - correct timo for straightaw’ay driving. ,Tlie accident to Ehrlich vest-erday caused this decision.  \t the' Ormond tourney Mr. Uende^ilt w’on six first prizes and one second prize, and broke every record from one -mile to fiftv miles Bowden won four first and five' second prizes,, and Stevens won twm first and four second prizes. Oldfield -ained a first, Laroche two .seconds, and Tracv one .second. G. H. Curtis won: two firsts in motorcycle races. ;    4,,  Not one of the competitors claims to have had any trouble from grit enteriijg the machinery.  Had Attempted to Cross a Barren Stretch Eighty Miles Wide Without Sufficiei^t Food and Water.  Special to The New York Times.  LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 31.—Thirty bodies of men who perished in the Nevada Desert from thirst and hunger have been found by a body of surveyors who are an advance party of the new San Pedro. Los Angeles and SaU Lake Railroad. TI1.8 victims met death within a few weeks, according to a the evidence obtainable and the condit on o the corpses when discovered, j.    _  They died while attempting "TO cross the waste ar%a that stretches a dist^ce of eighty miles from Las Vegas to the California line. Many others have lost their lives while trying to make this journey without adequate supplies of food and water, bur apparently the desert has claimed many more lives during the past month than, ever beforfe.  The survivors tell of many gruesom sights. The bodies were found in groups 01 four or half a dozen, lying in proximity. In most instances they had been torn and half eaten by coyotes and buzzards to such an extent as to be beyond recogni-tion.  One body was found partly buried in a shallow grave, evidently having been found by another wanderer, who buried the unfortunate as best he could and then himself fell a victim.  The thirty bodies were all found within a radius of a quarter of a mile around “ Dead Man’s ’VVell.’^ the only water in the -’interior of the entire desert.  One hundred feet from this well the .surveying party came across six bodies lying a few yards apart. ” Dead^ Man’s AVell ” is about half way across the barren territory that divides the little settlements of Southern Nevada from the hills  of California.  A majority of the victims were tramps and railroad laborers, who attempted to cross from the railroad camps in Nevada to the more agreeable climate of California.  Brutality to Clilldren Revealed In a Re-* port on a Georgia Case.  Special to The New York Times.  ATliANTA, Ga., Jan. 31.—RevelaUons of cruelty to children have been made in a Government agent’s report in the Pittman peonage case. United States District Attorney Camp, who conducted the prelim-inary* proceedings against Pittmart, says.  “ When we first heard of the ease -we immediately sent a special Government agent down to Pittman’s farm to investigate, and the evidence we have gained shows cruelty and 'inhuman treatment .hardly credible. Children slept on a cot consisting *f a plank, which w-as covered with cotton bagging, another strip of the material serving as a cover.  ”'iVhten it is remembered that-this bagging is made of cords nearly as large as one’s finger, with large spaces between, you can Imagine what protection it afforded when the thermometer was well below freezing.  ” Most of the children showed ugly scars on their ears which came from the fact that the bosses, or whoever was in charge of them, beat them on the tears with stones held in each hand. On one occasion a large stone was thrown at one of the boys, striking him orfthe elbow. The blow‘shattered the arm, and now the boy’s hand is withered and paralyzed.”    *  ШЕНННЕШГЙИ  1  «  j  Three More, Including Battalion Chief, Not Expected to Survive.  Rescuers Grope in Jute Fumes at -Brooklyn Blaze for Their Unco'n-scious Comrades—Money Loss Only 110,000.  SEGREGATION OF SEXES.  Experiment In the University of Chicago Is Pronounced a Success by the Instructors.  CHICAGO, Jan. 31.—According to a report submitted by Dean George E. Vincent to President Harper of the University of Chicago, the experiment of segregating the sexes in the junior college work during the last year has been a success. Dean Vincent says:  “Unofficially various instructors who have taught the classes exclusively for men or women have told me that from their experience they believe segregation is going to work out as an educational and social success. One interesting feature of the situation is that several of the instructors who were radically opposed 10 segregation now say that their experience leads them to favor it heartily.”  COLORADO FLIER WRECKEC.  One Person Killed and Thirteen Injured Near Miller, Kan., on the Missouri Pacific Road.  KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 31,-The Colorado Flyer”'on the Mi.ssouri Pacific that left Denver Saturday afternoon for Kansas City was derailed near Miller, Kan., today while running at the rate of forty miles can hour.    „    '  The engine and rear car, a Pullman, alone remained on the' track. The baggage car smoKer, and a chair car were thrown into a ditch, upset, and .shattered. _ One person--M’'. L. Brown of Ransom, Kan.— wa^ killed and thirteen injured, one se-  time of the accident the train w:is two hours’ late and making up time. It hid no orders to stop at Miller, and went h? at full speed, being derailed on the cat-IkiHs of the town. The front trucks of the mail car jumped the track and crashed into a freight ear standing on a siding. Th? baggage car. following, ’p-ashed the r-ai at right angles across the track, and both forward cars served to block the imoker. The chair car. following the tmoker, partially telescoped .the smoker, and the latter w’as smashed into kindlmg wood. ■ . ■  DOUBLE ESCAPE AT NIAGARA.  Himself in Peril on a Detached Ice Floe, Man Rescues a Boy and Both Are Saved.  NIAGARA FALLS, Jan. 31.-This afternoon, while hundreds were on the ice brid^ below the fall's, a large cake broke away from the bridge near the ice mountain. ' On it w.as John Morrison of this eity. AVhile the crowds were staring in fear at the man’s predicament, there came a cry from the ice mountain. And a lad, James Murty, slid down into the open water left by the detached floe.  Morrison, in danger himself on the detached cake, which at any moment might have been sw^ept down the gorge to the v.'hirlpool, saw the boy’s danger. Lying  flat on the floating ice he awaited the reappearance of the boy. As the lad came ' gasping to the surface of the ice-cold water, Morrison grabbed him by the hair and hauled him on the floe. .    r.  The crowds cheered Morrison to the echo, and soon ropes were got and cast to him. The floating ice was then slowly drawn to I the ice bridge, iu'’d both Morrison and' Murty leaped to safety.  PLANS HUGE BIRD CAG?.  Aviary at the St. Lo^s Fair Will Be 200 Feet Long, 70 Feet High, and 60 Feet Wide.  Special to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.r-Dr. Baker, Superintendent of the National Zoo. will have charge of the exhibition erf birds at the St. Louis Exposition. He says the exhibit will be the largest and most interesting ever at-' tempted. He has given out the contract for an aviary, for flying specimei|5. the dimen-  INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS.:  Amusements,—Page 7.  Arrivals at Hotels apd Out-of-Town Buyers—Page lOi    I  l^osses by Firte.—Pagf -■  Marine Ihtelll^me jand Foreign Mails.-Page 10. :    i  Real Estate.-^agte 10.  Religious.—Page 7. j Society.—Page    ^  Weather Report.—Page '• yesterdgy’s Flr€ai.-“**age  . ‘ ' '  EXPIRED AT FIANCEE’S POOR.  Henry Schmidt, Jr., Supposed to Have * Sucoumbed to Heart Disease.  Henry Schmidt, Jr., thirty-one years old, of the firm of Schmidt & Holzhauer, upholsterers at 923 Sixth Avenue, died suddenly last night on the stairway leading to the fourth floor of the flat house at 56 West  One Hundred and Fifth Street.  About 7 o’clock Frederick March of 910 Holumbus Avenue was going up the stair to call upon friends on the fourth floor when he saw Schmidt sitting on the stairs holding h’s head in his hands and moaning. He notified his friends, but they didn’t recognize him, neither did a numb2r of other tenants in the house.  The janitor, Frank 'Winters, called Pittrol-rnen Bohm and Sullivan of the West One Hundredth Street Station, who telephoned , for an ambulance. When Dr Westcott arrived from the J. Hood M right Hospital the man was dead.    _    .  The body was removoa to the station house, where letters were found in his pockk indicating who he was and his partner John J. Holzhauer of ./2-2 Leonard Street, Brooklyn, was se.nt for. He made the identification positive. It is the theory of the police that Schmidt died of heart disease. He was noU married, and the police could not learn hi.s addre.ss.    for  merly lived at 544 East One Hundred and  ^ Mr*^Hlof^a^uer expla-ned that his partner had gone to the house to visit Miss Ella Ryan, who lived with her sister, Mrs. Allabough. on the fourth floor. The de-tk-tives say that Miss Ryan .was not at home when he called, and Mrs. Allabough says he did not knock at the door of the  ‘^^-‘^Theydmd been trying for some time to married,” said Mr. Holzhauer, Ji^it Religion stood in the way. They went to three different priests, but none 'would marry them without a dispensation. Miss ‘Rvan being a Catholic and fechmidt a I Fi’otestant. He told me^ recently that he ' bad thought of turning Catholic.  ¡ When Schmidt wa.s found he was sitting I on tlie stairs opposite the door of the Alla-bSugh apartment. Policeman Sullivan says ihaf- Mrs Allabough was called from her noartment and that she failed to identify sSmMU Mrs. Allabough declared last night that she had not seen the man at all • iii,. * a IV Miss Ryan returned to the S iptrtmeit about two hours after Schmidt was found.  MUCH UNREST IN RUSSIA.  Conditions in the Caucasus Almost Approach Anarchy.  London TiMKs—New YORK Times  Special Cablegram,  LONDON, Feb. 1.—There is no sign of improvement in conditions in the Caucasus, says the Moscow correspondent of The Times. The news of an attack on the residence of the Governor at Tiflis is confirmed.  It is reported that the recent anti-Gov-ernment demonstrations have alarmed the authorities at St. Petersburg considerably in view of the positions occupied ■ by the demonstrators.  It appears true that cries of “Down with the autocracy! ” were uttered in a hall where were assembled a large number of industrialists and technical men.  Russian “ Intelligents ” all over the empire are manifesting anti-Government tendencies with more than usual candor. :viiny say Russia will not dare go to war if the Intelligents keep her hands full at home.  Recent dispatches from Russia state that conditions in the Cauca.sus almost approach anarchy. Bandits make frequent raids cn banks and railway stations, and usually surceed in carrying off plunder.  These brigands, it is stated, are excellently armed with costly rifles and revolvers of the newest make. The Novoe Vrem-ya of St. Petersburg complains that “ some one thoughtfully provides them with English weapons, ammunition, and powder. In bales and cases that are imported into the Caucai5us under the modesi categories of ‘ sewing machines,' * nails,’ and ‘ technical requi.sites ’ are frequently found splendid weapons such as might arouse the envy of a good hunter,”    ^  The raids, instead oH being made by night as was formerly the case, are now made’ in broad daylight. On J^i. 4, for instance, eight armed brigands ea^ly in the afternoon made their appear^ce On the nremises of the Mutual Credit Bank aU ?ais and carried off 35,000 rubles ($17,№) locking the doors of the bank behind them.  Three days before this five brigands raided the railway station at Alexandropol, killing one employe and wounding several others.    _______  COMBINE TO LOOT CHICAGO.  City Attorney Says Personal Injury Suits Aggregating $38,666,952 Are Pending—Wooden Sidewalks at Fault.  CHICAGO, Jan. 31.—Personal injury suits amounting to $3.^ 006.052 are .pending against the City of Chicago, according to the report of City Attorney John V. Smui ski, made public to-day. The Council, the Legislature, and finally, the people are appealed to. for relief. Sidewalk Injuries caused the majority, of the suits.  Mr- Smulski in his report shows that the interests combining to loot the city in this way amount practically to an organization. Names of lawyers, mostly young men, and doctors occur with great frequency in the list of suits. The City Attorney says the niling up of suits will inevitably continue fnr some years, even should the city at once begin to tear up every wooden side-  ''^The Citv Attorney says the main cause of thlc; condition is the deplorable state of the rltv’s finances, which makes it impossible to care properly for its: streets and sidewalks The remedy, he says, is a new city .'barter The many judgments awarded Mcainst’ the city are pointed out, and At-t.*rnpv Smulski says that Unless fdvorable action is taken in regard to a new charter inevitable bankruptcy will result.  CASHIER $24j^00 SHORT.  But It Is Said That the Franklin Bank of Cincinnati Will Not Lose a Cent.  CINCINNATI, Jan. 31.—The report of the experts who have completed their examination of the books of the Franklin Bank of this city shows the ex-Cashier, Henry Burkhold, to have been $241,000 short in his accounts.    o    *  Burkhold was superseded as Cashier several months ago, and has been so prostrated by his financial collapse that he is not expected to recover. John J. Kllgour, President of the Franklin Bank, says there will be no prosecution, and that the bank and the creditors will not lose a cent.  Burkhold has given Mr. Kilgour power of attorney to sell securities and ^settle up his affairs, and out of the $2,000,000 of BurW hold’s holdings it is thought about $30,000 will be left for his estate..  MORAL DANGERS OF COLLEGE.  .__  Opinions of President Eliot, Provost Harrison, and Other Educators Road in a Philadelphia Pulpit.  Special to The New York Times. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 31.—The Rev. Dr. C. Edgar Adamson, pastor of the Thirteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church, read to the members of his congregatioA to-night letters from college authorities In this city and elsewhere telling what they considered the greatest moral danger that threatens a college student in a large city. Some of the opinions giVen are these: President Eliot of Harvard—The frittering away of the student’s time in trivial self-indulgent occupations and animal pleasures.  Provost Harrison of the University. of Pennsylvania: “ The separation from the sacred influences of home, and probably church, life ”; also, “ The temptations to explore phases of life to which the student had been a stranger.”  Frof. John E. James of Hahnemann College: “ Absence of home restraint and home life.”  Commenting on the.se expressions of opinion, Dr. Adamson said':  “If the reports in the newspapers concerning the countenance given to these forms of temptations by some who are guardians of the city’s interests be true, It is time that the citizens of Philadelphia rise in their might and demand clean lives on the part of the men who are in charge of her affairs.”  Two firemen were killed and fourteen others were overcome by smoke at a fire last night in a three-story jute storage building at the foot of Noble Street, Green-point. Chris Dressel, twenty-four years old, of Engine Company No. 1'38, died soon after he had been taken from the burning, building and carried to the engine room of the rope factory next door. Arthur Rink, thirty-five years old, of Engine Company No. 138, died in St. Catharine’,s Hospital at midnight.  Three other firemen who were taken to St. CathaY-ine’s Hospital were reported late last night to stand little chánce of surviving. They are Battalion Chief William McCarthy Ql the Twenty-sixth District, Michael Mahoney of Engine Company No, 115, and John McAllister of Engine Company No. 121.  Smoke pouring In volumes from the second floor of the storage place, owned by the American Manufacturing Company, attracted the attention of the night watchman, Thomas O’Hara, who turned in an alarm. Engine Companies 115 and 138 and Hook and Ladder Company No. 56 responded. The firemen dashed into the building and mounted to the second story, where the whole floor was filled with dense smoke from the burning jute. The^ firemen’s lamps were put out by the fume.s, and they groped about in the darkness trying to turn fheir hose on the fire, but soon succumbed and fell unconscious to the floor.  Mealtime three more alarms had been sent in &nd the firemen on the second alarm went to work to get out the men who had been overcome inside. They made a dash for the second story and groped about till they came across a prostrate body nere and there and handed them, one by one, to their comrades outside.  Ambulance calls were sent to the St. Catharine, the Eastern District, the Cumberland Street, and the Bushwick Avenue Hospitals and nine surgeons responded. They worked over the unconscious men, who had been removed to the rope factory next door, but Dressel soon died.  Father McGronin, Fire Chaplain, and rector of St. Ann’s Church, Front and Gold Streets, administered the last rites to Dres-sel.  The firemen found great difficulty in extinguishing the fire. It was not known how the fire started. The damage was estimated at .$10,000.    ,    .    Л  Those overcome by smoke and renioyed to the hospitals were:  BATTALION CHIEF WILLIAM ROGERS of the Twenty-fifth District.  EMIL RUCH of Engine Company No^l38. CHARLES MEDOWS. Engine CompálB^ 1^®-AVILLIAM QUICK. Engine Company No. 115. JOHN DEMPSEY. Engine 138.  JOHN WESTLEIGH. Engine 115.  ARTHUR REMK. Engine 138.  BATTALION CHIEF MCCARTHY of the Twenty-sixth District.  JOHN McAllister. Engine 138.  CHARLES JENNINGS, Engine ‘21.  CHARLES WEEDMAN, Engine 115.  PETER GAFFNEY, Engine 138.  FRANK HERMAN, Engine 115.  JAMES McCONN.\UGHTY. Engine 115. MICHAEL MAHONEY. Engine 115.  Dressel had been a year in the department. He lived with his parents at Manhattan Avenue and Noble Street. His .body was removed last night to the Greenpoint Avenue Police Station,  High Court of Venezuela Pronounces Their Claim Void—Felicidad Mine Was Bought Without Receiving Prtper Title.  CARACAS, Jan. 28.—The Federal High Court, sitting in full session, with ten Judges on the bench, has ^nally handed down a decision in the long-drawn-out asphalt case. The court gives as Its unanimous judgment the opinion that the claim of Messrs. 'Warner & Quinlan of Syracuse, N. Y., to possession of the Felicidad Asphalt Mine, a portion of the asphalt lake in .the State of Bermudez, claimed also by the New York and Bermudez Asphalt Company, which holds a concession to work the lake, is null and void.  The Felicidad Mine was bought in 1898 by Messrs. Warner & Quinlah.  The court bases its opinion on the argument that while the concession of the Bermudez Company was valid, no claim to the Felicidad Mine could be granted. The debates revealed the fact that Messrs. Warner & Quinlan had bought the Felicidad Mine without receiving proper- title from the vendors.  Americans here are gratified at this findings of the high court, which is considered to be just.    •  RiS BOSTflM Ein  Wilson Liner Nearly Sunk I Three Miles from Sandy Hook.  MAIN SHIP CHANNEL BLOCKED  American Liner St. Louis One of th# Vessels Compelled to Stand By— Sailor Lad Saved His Parrot—  Part of the Crew Left on Board the Wreck.  JSr  SCORES THE RICH OF CHICAGO.  WIBZbESS PROJECT A РАП,1ТВБ.  Ttvo More Stntioiis Needed for a Serv  ice  TAC the m seconc graph chael.  CHICAGO, Jan. 31.—The Rev. Dr. James S. Stone, rector of St. James’s Episcopal Church, the membership of which is largely made up ‘of wealthy persons, caused comment, when, in the course of a sermon to-day, he denouiïced the rich of Chicago. He said in part:    .    .  “That tÜiere are multitudes in this city who neithteç fear God nor regard man is largely diie to two causes—one the ignorance and weaKness of many congregation.«?, and the other the irréligion of our influential and well-to-do people.  “ There are many exceptions, noble and praiseworthy, for which we thank God and take courage. But for the greater part the people of fijfencial and social influence in Chicago—the people who could If they would do so much for the salvation of the city, the people that are going to suffer the most in that terrible conflict between the classes that is threatening the country, the neàrness of which seems apparent, the centre of which will be this very city, the end of which no man know.s—these people who should be the first in Christian example and in every good*work are living the fives of pagans: nice pagans, if you will, but as surely pagans.”  MRS. MAYBRICK IN LIVERPOOL?  Much Mystery as to What Has Been Done Regarding Her, but She is No Longer at Aylesbury.  LONDON. Feb. 1.—The Daily Mail this morning says that Mrs. Maybrick is now in Liverpool, and that the following conditions attach to her release from prison:  . That she will not appear on the public stage or write a book of her experiences, and that she will in no way endeavor to attract public attention to herself, j A great deal of mystery attaches to the I action in connection with Mrs. Maybrick, but it can be definitely said that she has been removed from Aylesbury Prison.  At the United States Embassy it was most emphatically declared, yestef-day that Mrs. Maybrick had not been pardoned and that she w-as still a prisoner. Reports from Aylesbury are to the effect that she has been removed to some Institution in Cornwall.  'Ihe Home Office and the Governor of Aylesbury Prison refuse to make any kind of statement on the subject.  If the ordinary course had been followed Mrs, Maybrick would have been taken to Holloway if her imraediate release were contemplated, but she is not there.  The details given yesterday in Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper regarding the visit of Mrs Mavbrick’s mother. Baroness de Roques, to Aylesbury Prison on Jan. 25 appear to be correct. She afterward described Mrs. Maybrick as very busy with her work, in much better spirits, and looking forward to her, release.  MR. WARNER’S THREAT.  Losing Firm Blames the United States  Government and May Briiig  Suit Against It.  SYRACUSE,^ Jan. 31.—Charles M. TVarner of this city expressed the opinion to-night that the judgment of the Venezuelan Federal Hight Court had been influenced by the presence of United States warships in Venezuelan waters. He added that his firm might decide to bring an action against the United States to recover its losses. .  Mr. Quinlan the firm is in Caracas,  The title to the Felicidad Asphalt Mine. Mr. Warner said, wa.s obtained from Spaniards, who located the mine under the laws of Venezuela.  HISTORY OF THE CASE.  A Contest 6f Rival Corporations Almost Brought This Country and Venezuela to Blows.  _ The case was finally decided by the highest court in Venezuela, was best known as the “ asphalt war,” and at certain stages the term was not a misnomer. The differences involved were of many years' standing, but entered upon their most serious phase early in January, 1901.  At that time the “ asphalt war,” from being a fight between two large corporations, came near becoming an issue between the United States and Venezuela. For many weeks during the early part of llMll United States warships were kept hovering in close proximity to Venezuelan waters, pending the issue of a situation which only by’the aid of much diplomacy was halted on the brink of a da.*gerous crisis.  The New York-Bermudez Company obtained a concession from Venezuela which the company construed as covering all the asphalt lakes in the Department of Bermudez, The Venezuelan Government, however, construed it as covering only certain lakes In the southern »part of the province, and granted a concession In the northern part—the so-called Felicidad concession—to a company v.hich took that name, and in which the Warner & Quinlan Company of Syracuse was chiefly Interested.  The N< w York and Bermudez Company  thereupon announced its determination to  resist any attempt by the Felicidad people to take possession of the territory covered in the new concession.  The Felicidad Company appealed to the Venezuela u Government and aKso took the matter to the courts.  The lower Court of Carupano, the district in which the concession is located, decided in favor of the Felicidad people, but the New York and Bermudez Company, also known as the trust, took the matter to the Supreme Court of Venezuela.  In the meantime the Feliexdad Company succeeded in obtaining an order from the Superior Court at Cumano granting them possession pending the decision of the Supreme Court.    •  It was at this point that the aspect of the contest changed from that of a legal battle to that of warfare. The New York and Bermudez Asphalt Company armed its employes and fortified the asphalt lakes.  On Jan. 15 the property of the company 'Ifvas threatened by an armed force of Venezuelans, who demanded the surrender of the property and that the private army of the trust lay down arms.  The Venezuelan Government allowed it to bo understood that the threatened attack was the work of revolutionists, but it was established bevond doubt that it really wa.s by the regular troops of the Republic. Only the arrival of the United States ship Scorpion. with orders to fight if necessary, averted serious trouble.  It was about this time the 'Venezuelan Government seized the two ships belonging, to the Orinoco Shipping and Trading Company and provoked a whole lot of trouble.  The United States’ attitude In the matter vyas that the two companies as well as the Venezuelan Government should remain passive and await the decision of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and United States Minister Bov/en at Caracas lodged a strong protest against the interference of the Venezuelan Government in the trouble.  DR. PARKS’S FAREWELL SERMON.  Between Nome anil St. Michael.  Special to The New York Tknts.  DMA, Washington, Jan. 31.—Up to ddle of December the Government’s attempt to provide a wireless teleservice between Nome and St. Mi-across Bering Sea, had proved a failure.^ The $0,000 expended In building stations 5-t St. Michael and Port Safety, near will be lost unless the Signal Service lling to double the money spent by proi^lding two mpre stations.  Experiments early in the Winter .showed that the distance was too great for such transmission during Winter weather.  FAMOCS TRAINS TO FLORIDA. , ••NY A Fla. Special.” 2:10 P. M. “ Pla. % We^’lndlan Ltd.,” 9:26 A. M. Unexcelled ««ff-iMvla^n. & Atlantic Coast Line. LI« B’irty. ..Adv.  GAMBLING HOUSE OUT AT SEA.  Special'to The Nezv York Times.  TACOMA, Wa.shington Jan.. 31.—Nome dispatches via Dawson say that further complications with the Washington authorities are likely to follow the inability of the Federal officers at Nome to. carry out President Roosevelt’s wish, expressed through the Department of Justice, that gambling be absolutely stopped in Alaska.  Sporting men of Nome have built a big eambllng casino>on the ice on Bering Sea, fhrae mfles out. ahd are there conducting the faro and other games recently closed at Nome. The players claitn immunity because they are outside tne three-mile lirnR*  The casino was built in sections, and in the Spring will be sledded ashore for similar use next Winter.    _  Down on tfce 3Inn^ee River,  This delightful section of Florida reached In comfor» by .the Seaboard Air Lins Railway, thmugh Pullman sleeping cars. Service the Very b«3t. Ckll at office, 1,183 B’way.—Adv.  INCREASE IN CCAL PRICES.  Government Report Shows That Anthracite Costs Over 39 Per Cent. More Than Five Years Ago.  Special to The New York Tiitfts. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—Two facts concerning the production of coal that are of melancholy interest to the general public are brought out in Edward W. Parker’s annual report In the volume of Mineral Resources for 1902, which is soon to be issued  , by the United States Geological Survey. The first is the loss of life incident to the industry of coal mining.* The second is the steady and considerable increase in the price of both anthracite and bituminous coal in the last five years.  The total number of lives lost in the coal mines of the United States in 1902 was 1,951, as compared with 1,467 in iOOl. The total number of men injured was 3,643 in 1901 and 3.438 in 1902. The largest number of lives lost per 1,000 employes iix 1902 was in Tennessee, where 200 men were killed by' the explosions in the Nelson and Frater-  ville mines.  The average price at the mine for a ton of anthracite <?oal of 2,000 pounds throughout the United States was $1.41 in 1898, $1.46 in 1899, $1.49 in 1900, $1.67 in 1901, and $1.96 in 1902. This shows an increase of over 39 per cent, within the last five years. fA still larger percentage of increase is •ihown in the price of bituminous coal throughout the country. A short ton or bituminous coal brought an average price at the mine of 80 cents in 1^. 87 cents In 1899, $1.04 in 1900. $1.05 in 1901. and $1.12 in 1Ш. Tbte ‘-jBfcwwente an increase of 40  I Tfpkt ©DNt. la yoaia.  New Pastor of St. Bartholomew^ Takes Leave of Boston.  Special to The New York Times. ,  BOSTON, Jan. 31.—The Rev. Dr. L4ighton Harks, who has served for twenty-five years as pastor of the Emanuel Church, preached his farewell Sermon this morning. Dr- Parks will go to New York, where he is to fill the St. Bartholomew’s Church pulpit left vacant by he resignation of Dr. Greer.  Every seat in the church was filled and hundreds stood in the aisles, all eager to hear the pastor’s departing words.  “ Eveiy minister, ’ .said Dr. Parks, “ ought^to acknowledge the nobility of men outside the church, and we must all understand that many men who never go to church lead blameless lives and have the highest Ideals.  “ But there Is a decided difference between the Christian and the non-Christian. Earthly idealism Is depressing to the mind, but Christian idealism is elevating.”  MR. LITTLEFIELD TO RETIRE.  Special to The New York Times.  WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—Representative Ltttiefleld of Maine, who took such a prominent part in connection with efforts at anti-trust legislation in the last Congress, has in this Congress, until the debate on the mileage question came up in the House, observed an Inconspicuous course. Being cne of the ables/ debaters in the House and a man of distinct ambition, this has caused much comment amon^ his admirers. It is now said on good authority that he has decided to retire from public life and accept a flattering offer to practice law m  ^^Mr*^ Littlefield speaks frankly of his disappointment at the obstacles to be met In the lower house by any sincere man who utLmpts to work out any of the great problems of legislation now before the country. He regards the task of any leader who attempts to secure leglslatlbn for the people as more a m^ter of ^^¿al mnlp-ulation than fair debate cm tlw mmm  In a collision which occurred between the Bristol City Line steamship Boston City and the Wilson liner Colorado yesterday afternoon in the lower bay the Boston City was almost cut in two by the other steamship,-and so disabled that she drifted about for a time, finally running cn to a^mudbank where she now is, her forward hold filled with water, and all the general cargo in |that part of the ship a loss. Her water-tight bulkheads kept her afloat aft.  Neither vessel c^'ried any passengers, and when the collision occurred the Colorado lowered boats and took off the disabled vessel all the crew who did not wish to remain aboard. The Colorado was but slightly damaged, and after standing by for a half hour to render assistance proceeded up to the Phoenix Line pier at Hoboken, her own berth at Pier 30, North River, being occupied.  The Boston City left her pier in the North River at 10:30 o’clock in the morning, under the command of Capt. John Ca'rey and piloted by G. R. Romayne. The first officer, J. W. Winstombe, and tha | second officer, S. C. Davidson, were also on the bridge. The vessel carried 2,800 tons of general merchandise, which she was to deliver at the Ports of Bristol and Swansea.    ' .    |  The tide was ebbing, and the weather out in the lower bay was very clear when the Boston Citf reached the end of the ‘ main ship channel about three miles iiorth- ‘ w'est of Sandy Hook. At this point the main ship channel make.s a sharp turi» about what Is .called the tail of Southwest Spit.  THE VESSEL’S SIGNAL.  As the Boston City reached this point . the officers on the bridge noticed Ihe Colorado standing In. about two points on the Boston City’s port bow, and a mile distant. ^ The Colorado was coming from Hull with j a general cargo, but so light that she drew , "only twelve feet of water. 'V^’hile still at ‘ this distance the Colorado is said to have , sounded one whistle, indicating, “ My helm Is to port, and I will pass on the starboawJ, or right side.” To this signal the Boston City is said to have answered with one whistle, which meant that she would agree to the signal.  The Boston City then continued on her. course and started to turn about the southwest spit, her officers apparently paying! no further attention to the approaching »  . vessel. The Bristol liner is said to have had the further right of way,, since she was going out on the ebb tide. Several ¡ minutes later the officers on the bridge of the Boston City sounded the danger signal by the rapid blowing of the whistle several times.  'When the officers on both vessels saw that there would,, be a collision, they ял handled their ships that the Colorado struck the Boston City on the port bow just | abaft the forward rigging, at ar* angle of, 50 degrees. The Boston City was low in the water, and when she was struck she held so firmly in the water that the Colo-, rado shoved her bow into the hold of the Bristol liner a distance of twenty feet, while the prow of the Colorado smashed the bridge, carried aw'ay all of the port side of the pilothouse, and exposed the* wheel in the wheelroom. V'hen they struck, the vessels were going at the rate of about three knots an hour.  The officers on the bridge of the Boston City before the collision jumped to the deck fifteen feet belo--v, where they landed bad.y shaken up, but not injured.  At this point the greatest confusion prevailed on tmf Boston City, and it was due only to the action of the officers of thei Colorado that lives were not lost. 'WhéH the collision occurred the engines of both vessels Were stili backing away, and after* hanging together for a fewr seconds the vessels again parted. hen the bridge was carried away the signal wires from the bridge to the engiin* room were cut and there was no means of stopping the engines, w'hicli continueo to back, finally carrying the Boston City on the mud of the  Southwest Spit. .    .    *1.  As the vt-ssel grounded on the bar, the boatswain of the Boston uity, who had been below, came rushing on deck and shouted to all the men to jump for their mes and he followed his own огйещ by eauTng into the sea. Others were "SB-ut to foiiow him when Capt. Cary recm-erei fram tho shock of his jump and ordei;ed tbpm olaced by the boats. Men began rip-níí? oK the covers in preparation w l-innching them, but when the vessel did not sink at once Capt. Cary ordered one bnit over to take off the men if they should harè to leave suddenly. ^Vhen the hnnt was in the water it was seen that the nfug had been left out of the bottom and ihe water rushed in. filling her quickly.^  The engine room force stood by their ппч'ч to the last, never lea\dng them until Ordered to do so by the Captain ■ The hole P« the side of the vessel did not reach the  engine rooni missing It by several feet.  eight MEN LEFT ON BOARD.  In the meantime the Colorado had backed for several lengths and then her boats' were lowered to take the crew from the injured steamship. The first of these to get away made for the swimming boatswain, whom it picked up. so excited that he had swallowed quantities of salt water and was on the point of sinking.  For half an hour the boats hovered about the steamship, but their assistance wa» not required àt once. When Capt. Carey saw that his vessel would be unable to proceed he ordered sixteen of his crew of twenty-four men to leave the vaesel, ana  with thexn he came up «infer with the agenta of the «na.  After the colliakm the forwvd pairt of the Rnitm City filled гарШу. The hole made m the cobrado meaeurea about 20 feet  wide and » »«t *om ton to hottnm. The  bow of ih» Co»«»do cut in only about feet below the wat^ne, lea\4ng mtact the other 6 feet of ateel to the bottom of the Войоп City. Through the opening some of the merchandise fell p^, and either went to the bottom ur floated away on the  ^^A¿ the Boston CUy beached her stern stood high in the air, while her bow settled until the forward deck was    awa«^    ■  Her bdw pointed out into the channel* and   

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