New York Times, June 4, 1906

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New York Times (Newspaper) - June 4, 1906, New York, New York «All the News That’s Fit to Print.” VOL. LV...XO. 17,663. THE WEATHER. Fair to-day and to-morrov; light southeast winds. In Grmter New Torb. jnney City aud Newark. Kleewbara, TWO CENTaAlfONSO PREDICTS ASSASSINS SyCCESSIs Resigned, but Regrets He Brought Victoria to Spain. BOMB THROWER’S SlIICIDE Morales Killed a Guard Before He Killed Himself—Was Intercepted by an Observant Watchman. MADRID. June 3.—The American envoy to the royal weddingr, Frederick W. Whit-rldge, and his ¡suite had an opportunity for a brief conversation with King Alfonso In the course of the reception at the palace last night. When the conversation naturally turned to the attempt on the King and Queen, King Alfonso shrugged his shoulders and said: *• Yes, fortunately it was unsuccessful; but it will come again. It may be any time—perhaps to-morrow, perhaps within a month, perhaps within a year—but it will come.” The face of the King wore a look of calm resignation as he gave this forecast of the future. Although he bore himself ' splendidly through ut the terrible expfft-ence, the courtiers witnessed a trying scene as King Alfonso and Queen Victoria hurried within the castle after the attempt was made to assassloate them. For a moment King Alfonso’s nerves were completely unstr g, and, turning to Queen Victoria, whose dress was spattered with blood, he exclaimed: " Why did I bring you to this country' ? It was wrong. You nevar should have come here.” Then the Queen Mother and one of the Infantas calmed the overwrought King. Tha Bomb Thrower's Suicide. The capture and suicide last night of Manuel Morales, the chief author of the bopA outrage against King Alfonso and Queen Victoria, add another dramatic chapter to the Incidents surrounding the royal wedding. Morales was recognised in the little town of Torrejon de Ardos, half a dozen miles from here, and midway between Madrid and Alcala. A guard sought to detain him, but Morales, drawing a revolver, shot the man dead. Then he turned to flee, but a number of the Inhabitants of the town were upon him, and. turning the revólver upon himself, he sent a shot into the region of his heart, expiring a few minutes later. Sefior Cuesta, proprietor of the hotel from the balcony of which Morales threw the bomb, viewed the body this morning and completely identlhed it as that of his recent guest. It was 8 o’clock last evening when Morales, disguised in the garb of a workingman, entered the station at Torrejon de Ardos. He asked a child who was in charge of the office the time the next train would depart for Barcelona. He then sought food in a near-by Inn. His Catalonian accent at first attracted attention to him. It was then noticed that his w*orkman’s suit was entirely new q.nd did not correspond to that usually worn by a person of his station in life, his face and manners showing him to bS a man of some distinction. A private watchman from a neighboring estate chanced to be present. He noticed the facial resemblance of Morales to the descriptions given out of the man seen on the balcony from which the bomb was thrown, particularly the long, thin, and deeply serious face and the closely cropped mustache. He then observed that a finger of the man’s left hand, which the stranger was trying to conceal, was badly hurt, and also that there was a small fresh scar on his forehead. The stranger sought to take a road leading into the country, but the watchman intercepted him and demande^ to know his identity. Morales declined to glvo this, whereupon a guard arrested him. Instantly Morales drew a revolver from his pocket and fired, the guard falling dead. Morales started up the road, but a small group of villagers ahead barred his passage. Then, turning, he deliberately pointed the weapon to his heart, fired, and pitched forward in the roadway. Identification Complete. An examination of the pockets of the dead man showed that they contained $30 In money and a small supply of bread and cheese, but there was nothing In them that would give a clue as to his Identity. This fact created doubt as to whether the man was Morales, but w'hen the Governor of Madrid arrived with Señor Cuesta. identification was immediate and positive. The body was then brought to Madrid. At first there w'as a desire to bury It at Torrejon de Ardos, but when this was suggested the villagers indignantly refused to permit the body to repose in their town. Villagers of Torrejon de Ardos give a graphic description of the capture and death of Morales. They say he appeared to be greatly fatigued and fell asleep on a bench In the station. On entering the Inn he called for dinner, but scarcely tasted a morsel. The loinacious proprietress of the inn discussed with him the prevailing topic of the throwing of the bomb at Madrid, declaring It w'as a heinous crime. At this the stranger shifted nervously, saying: " Every one has his own ideas, which should be respected.” Shortly after this he tried to leave the town. After shooting himself, Morales fell In the road. The villagers advanced toward the spot, with the most venturesome of them, Francisco Martinez, ahead. In the moonlight Martinez saw Morales make a desperate'effort to raise himself on his elbow', his right hand still grasping the revolver. Then the w'ounded man fell backward, but the villagers waited fifteen minutes before going closer, fearing that he might still be able to use the j weapon. When they did venture to the spot where the man lay Morales was dead. The weapon used by him was a seven-chamber revolver. A close, examination of Jjie dead man showeds, that there were three abrasions on the body besides the death W'ound— one on the hand, one under the left eye, and one on the forehead. His disguise was complete to the last detail, even including the common steel watch ordinarily carried by w'orkmen.Try to See Morales’s Body. The body of Morales was exposed this afternoon for the purpose of allaying public Indignation. Thousands of persons surged before the municipal morgue, seeking to get In line to be admitted to the room where the body lay, but cavalry and Infantry blocked the efforts of the throng, which murmured Impreca,-tlons against the assassin. Public feeling; is Intense, chiefly because of the gfeat number of victims. It Is seldom that a bomb explosion has had such deadly effect, the casualties In this instance being twenty-four persons killed and over eighty wounded. The final disposition of the body of Morales has not yet been determined CASSATT BACK, PROMISES A SEARCHING INQUIRYBut He Says Faithful Servants Will Not Be Sacrificed.CHARGES ORGANIZED ATTACKOfficials Were Encouraged to Acquire Stocks, He Says—Favorltlem In Car Supply Only Form Possible; President Alexander J. Cassatt of the I Pennsylvania Railroad, having cut short his European trip to return to this coun-^ try to meet the situation which has de-, veloped before the Inter-State Commerce Commission, reached New York yesterday morning on the Hamburg-American liner Amerika. At his home In Haverford, Penn., a suburb of Philadelphia, Mr. Cassatt gave this statement to The Associated Press last night:MR. CASSATT’S STATEMENT. Mr. Cassatt said he had returned home to take part in the investigation by the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company into the matters that upon, but the public demand an Igno- bad been disclosed during his absence In -    '    the    proceedings before the Inter-State Commerce Commission. He had received only brief cable reports from the office of the company and knew nothing of the details, but from these reports and from cables to the London press he had learned that charges had been made agfalnst certain officials of the acceptance of bribes from coal operators. The board would investigate all such charges exhaustively, and if any officer or employe should be found guilty of corrupt practices he would bo eummarlly dealt with. Referring to the testimony of certain officers that they held stocks of coal companies and to the inference drawn by the newspapers that favoritism and discrimination on a large scale had been practiced for the benefit of the companies W'hose stocks were thus held, Mr. Cassatt said that while such ownership by officers In a position to exercise favoritism, and therefore liable to suspicion, was no doubt inadvisable and unfortunate, It was not an offense In Itself, if the stocks were properly acquired, and was not contrary to the by-laws of the company; In fact, the management had. In the earlier years of the company, encouraged the kflcers to aid In the development of Industries along its lines. No Favorltlsnr^ln Rates. The wrong, if any had been done, was in the alleged favoritism. There could be no favoritism in rates, as shippers of coal and all other freights were on an absolute equality, ail paid the full tariff rates without rebate. Mr. Cassatt made himself personally responsible for the absolute correctness of this statement. If there was any discrimination it could only be In the distribution of empty coal cars, and, so far &a he knew, no proof had been produced that the officers concerned had^een guilty of such favoritism. The board would, however, also Inquire carefully into these matters, and if there had been any wrongdoing, would take proper action, but It would not sacrifice faithful and efficient officers to a manufactured and mistaken publlo opinion. mlnlous burial. A gala performance was given to-night at the Opera after a remarkable enter-ruptlon It W'as discovered last night that one ticket for the performance was missing. This had a suggestive meaning, as the officials had scrupulously kept track of the destination of every one of them. Ths entire issue was canceled and new tickets of a different color were given out. The change was the cause of great confusion, but It was considered to be Imperative In order to guard against the possibility of the missing ticket giving access to the Opera House of a person who might throw a bomb. The American envoy and his party were, present. The King and Queen were greeted with enthusiasm. It was a brilliant spectacle. The opera was Lucia dl Lam-mermoor." In the churches of Madrid to-day there wore masses of thanksgiving for the escape - of the King and Queen. The scene at the cathedral was particularly impressive. The great oinran, one of the largest In Europe, has stops for simulating a cataclysm of nature, with subterranean rumblings and crashes of thunder, and one instinctively looked upward, expecting the frescoed dome to fali in.Father Drove Out Morales. BARCELONA, June 3.—Seftor Morales, father of the Anarchist who attempted to kill King Alfonso and Queen Victoria and who committed suicide at Torrejon de Ardos last night, was seen at Barcelona to-day. He is the proprietor of a prosperous factory there. He has a strong Individuality, and is hiirhly respeqted., Answering the questions of an Inspector of Police concerning his son, he said: “I wish to know nothixig of this Infamous creature formerly bearing my name. I have not considered him my son since I drove him from my house on March 1. The reason for his being cast out was purely domestic, and I beg to be excused from disclosing it. I- do not know whether he was connected with the attempt on the lives of the King and Queen, as I have considered him dead since he was cast out.” Morales’s brother, Facundo, gave these details concerning the dead man: At an early age he was seat to the mercantile centres of Germany and France, where he became an expert In textile productions, but his natural bent was chemistry, and he returned to his home withT. D. SULLIVAN FOB BRYAN.Croker to Lead New York Delegation to Him, Saya Congressman. Special <# Th^ New York Times HOT SPRINGS, Ark., June 3.—Congreis-man Timothy D. Sullivan of New York is convinced that William J. Bryan will be the next Democratic nominee for President, and that he win be elected. Before departing for Nçw York last,night he said: ** Some cf those fellows back home that were berating Bryan and calling him a demagogue a few years ago will have to change their tunes. I told them then that they would be singing on the other side of their mouths within a few years. Now see where we are. The whole Democracy realizes that Bryan Is the only man who can lead them to victory. He is the most con.servatIve and the sanest and most sensible leader we have, and the people trust him and want him. » Why, out here'^ln the Southwest they are simply clamoring for Bryan just as they did in 1900. “ Tammany will fall in line to a man and New York will send a solid State delegation for Bryan to the National Convention, headed by Richard Croker, who remarked after the last convention that If he ever attended another he wanted to go to vote for Bryan. The East is getting stronger for Bryan every day. ” Bryan has kept his head in all the trying times the country has gone through In the last few years. With exposures of corporate corruption and scandal on every hand he has not once gone off half-cocked. He has made no play to the galleries. He stands still for ths Constitution and the equal rights of all men and equal justice for all, men under the flag. Some of the men who Were telling us a few years ago that Bryan was a demagogue are the very ones who are how dodging and trying to keep out of the penitentiary. The people are getting on to the fact that Bryan has been telling the truth all the time. He was simply a few years in advance of his time. The men who tried to give him a tough reputation have all they can do now to defend their own.”    _DERRICK BROKE, 3 KILLED.Fatal 'Accident at Erection of Big Stacks for Hudson TunnsI Cos. Three men were Instantly killed and two seriously Injured in Jersey City yesterday by the fall of a stack which the men were putting in iposition at Washington and Bay Streets for the Hudson Tunnel Companies, In connection with the transverse tunnel that is to connect the Jersey City and Hoboken ferries with the tunnels running from Exchange Place and Fifteenth Street to this city. The tunnel companies have sunk a shaft at Washington and Bay Streets, where a power house Is to B5 built. It is equipped with four Iwllers. These boilers áre to be fitted with two Iron stacks, each 110 feet high and weighing five tons. The contract for erecting them was .awarded to the Dougherty Riggring Comiïany of New York. '' The men employed began work at 7:30 A. M., and at 8:50 had the first stack partly In place, when the boom of thé derrick slipped fi^om its socket, and the derrick pole broke In twain. The boom of the derrick fell upon the group at workmen beneath It, and three were killed instantly, their skulls being crushed. The dead are Charles Armbruster, 30 years old, of Madison Street and Bush-wick Avenue,. Brooklyn; Charles Berg, 35 NYM CRI№LE’S DAUflHTER KILLED IN A RUNAWAYMiss Minnie Wheeler Dead After a Leap from a Carriage.EDITOR ADVISED THE LEAPHe Has Onty One Arm and Couldn’t Stop the Horse, Which Shied at an Auto—Two Others Hurt.MOORISH TROOPS DEFEATED.Pretender Also Devastates the Territory of a Loyal Tribe. TANGIER, June 3.—Fighting between the forcés of the Sultan and the Pretender has been renewed. The Pretender has driven back the Sultan’s troops, inflicting considerable losses, and also ha.s devastated the territory of the loyal Riff tribe. The board would also no doubt con-t years old, of 330 Seventy-fourth Street, slder the general question of the propriety Brooklyn, and George Matson, 43 years of the ownership by officers and employes of stocks of coal and other- companies using the Pennsylvania Railroad Company’s lines and making regulations in relation thereto. There had always been a shortage of coal cars during periods of a library of German and French works .    jn recent years this con- on chemistry. His morose disposition led j    had    been    aggravated    by the great to family troubles which culminated in ! increase in the production of coal, not-hls father disowning him. Then Morales .withstanding the very large Increases the translated German chemical books for the Ecole Moderne at Barcelona. He lived quietly in a boarding house and had few acquaintances. He left Barcelona recently, saying that he would be gone for a long lime. company had made In its equipment. Cause of Many Complaints. This had given rise to many complaints, and, as a natural consequence, to charges of discrimination. If the output of coal should continue to increase in the same ratirf as in the past few years, it Plot Not Hatched In London.    ,    ♦ J T 4 rpv,«    mlffht    not    be    possible    to provide sufficient LONDON, Monday, June 4,-The dra-    avoid    a    shortage    In    the    oar supply at timesINDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. niusements.—Page 9. rrivals of Out-of-Town Buyers.—Page 7. Inanclal News.—Pages 12, 13, 14, and 16. [arlne Intelligence and Foreign Malls.-Page 15. oclety.-Page 9.    ' leather Report.—Page 9. eetfOrday'e Fires.—Page 2. advertisements. Page 18. uctton Sale«.—Pag* 10. UTBlBhed Rooms and Roarders.-Page 10. and Situations Wanted.—Page 10. :ot«W and Restaurants —Page 10. 0^ and Found.—Page 18. luaflier Resorts.—Page 11. matlc Story from Madrid of the suicide of the would-be assassin of King Alfonso and Queen Victoria, together with the discovery of bombs at Ancona, Italy, supposed to be Intended to be used against King Victor Emmanuel, has. led the newspapers here keenly to discuss^ the Anarchist question. The London police disclaim any knowledge of the Anarchist Morales, and persist in denying that the bomb-throwing was plotted In London. As an outcome of an Investigation ordered by the Government, an authoritative statement was issued yesterday on behalf of Scotland Yard, according to which for months past no person known to be an Anarchist has left British shores, while two men concerned in the attack on King Alfonso In Paris a year ago have been for weeks under observation In London. It has been stated that the Spanish Government will communicate with 'the British Foreign Office concerning the attempt on the lives of King Alfonso and Queen Victoria. This, however, Is Incorrect. The m.Htter has been left entirely in the hands of the police. In Paris It seems to be believed that Morales was none other than the missing Farras, or Avino, who threw a bomb at King Alfonso in Paris a year ago. The newspapers editorially express relief that the assassin was discovered and committed suicide. A few of them regret that this precludes any revelation of his accomplices, But the majority recognize that Anarchists seldom betray their accomplices or the secrets of their organization, and that, therefore, nothing has been lost by Morales’s self-destruction. William Melville. ex-Chlef of the speciai police service at Scotland Yard, who during his tenure of that office was in the closest touch with the Anarchist movement. Informs The Daily Telegraph that seven years agq the London police frustrated an attempt to assassinate King Alfonso and his mother by the discovery' of a plot against them In London and the pursuit and capture of the plotters , at Bordeaux while they were on their I way to San Sebastian to carry out the i assassination. old, of 18 Manhasset Place, Brooklyn. The bodies were claimed by relatives after they had been taken to the Morgue. Foreman Martin Hahrman, 48 years old, of 955 Madison Street, Brooklyn, was severely Injured about the head. He was taken to St. Francis’s Hospital. Peter Johnson, 43 years old, of 10 Manhasset P}ace, Brooklyn, was badly bruised.BEATEN IN SUBWAY~TRAIN.Tired Policeman Hammered by Two of the Interborough’a Specials. When Magistrate Wahle discharged Policeman Tralnor of the East Twenty-second Street Station, In the Westchester Court yesterday, he told two special policemen of the Interborough Company who had arrested him what the court In view of this and of the suspicion    about    them.    Tralnor,    tired    fromI    Latest Shipping News. ! steamer CienfueRos. (Cuban.) Manzanillo, ! May 27, passed In Sandy Hook at 11:60 P. M. Steamer Bradfonl, (German.) Port Antonio, Jamaica, rassed In Sandy’Hook at 12:05 A. M. The Fastest l.onx Distance Train In the world Is Twentieth Century Limited, the IS-hour train between New i'oik and Chicago by “New Yo.k Central I.lnes.’’—Adv. I which such ownership would create, officers having to do with the distribution of empty cars ought not to own coal stocks, but to prohibit all officers and employes from holding stock of companle.*? having business with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company would practically bar them from invosting In the stocks of Companies located In the State of Pennsylvania and in a half dozen other States. The subject was troublesome and complicated. It would do no good, but harm, to adopt unworkable and unenforceable regulations. The question must be handled In a reasonable and practical way, and Mr. Cassatt had no doubt the board would sii^eed in solving it satisfactorily and In^rmulating proper rules of conduct In thij respect for the officers.Suspects an Organized Attack. Though the testimony before the commission might disclose Instances of individual misconduct, and though an effort, .seemingly organized, had been made to place the management in the most unfavorable light, Mr. Cassatt asserted that the company’s affairs were honestly conducted in the Interests of the shareholders and with a full recognition of its duty to the public. The company had in Its employment' over 160,000 men. who In character, efficiency, and devotion to Its Interests had, In their respective spheres, no superiors anywhere. The management had in the past show'n itself entitled to the confidence of the public, and It should be trusted now to deal properly with the present situation. Mr. Cassatt thought, too, that the management deserved better treatment than It had received from the press, and particularly from the press of the com->any's home State. It had rendered an mmense service to the public and to the cause of honesty and decency In the induct of the transportation busincM, when in the early part of the year I90a two years before the passage of the Elkins act, it gave notice that no more rebates would be paid, and that all shippers, great and small, would be placed upon a basis of perfect equality. It had thus inaugurated a movement which, having been Joined in by other railroads and aided later by the passage of the Elkins act, had destroyed a vicious system almost as old as the railroads themselves, and which . had become so deeply rooted that many experienced rall- Contlnaed on PaffO 9. « 8T. LOUIS LDHITBD ”    _ VIA PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD Leaves New York 1:56 P. M. dally, arrives St. Louis 4:30 P. M. next day. Through train of high grade .J*ullman equipment.—Adv. the day’s parading, fell asleep in the Subway train on his way home at 4 o’clock in the morning. Tralnor says that when the train arrived at the Bronx terminal he was seized by Special Policeman Ryan and thrown to the floor. This woke him up pretty quick, and he started to grapple with Ryan. He was getting the better of the fight when Special Policeman Burton ran to his associate’s assistance. Tralnor was again thrown to the floor, and the two men, he says, kicked him in the side and face till he was almost Insensible. No attention had been paid to his cry that he was a policeman, and the men got his revolver from him. Ryan and Burton then dragged Tralnor to the station platform and took him to the Bronx Park Police Station. There they charged him with felonious assault. Magistrate Wahle set the prisoner free at once, and said to Ryan and Burton: ” I have received a good many complaints from citizens who have fallen asleep In the cars, aá Policeman Tralnor' did, and were assaulted by a special officer when they reached the termlnaU Tralnor should have arrested you, and I am sorry ho didn’t. This brutality must be stopped. Trainor, I advise you to re- gort this matter to Commissioner Blng-om.” Trainor said that he would.HELD COURT UNDER I TREE.Judge at Clarence Mackay’a Gate Fined Speeding Motorista. Judge C. B. Remsen of Roslyn, altting under a shady tree at the entrance of Clarence H. Mackay’s estate at Harbor Hill yesterday, had four men brought before him there for speeding automobiles. Among them was Alfred C- Gleason, chauffeur for Gteorge D. Pratt of Glen Cove, the Standard Oil man. He was charged with driving thirty-three miles an hour. He was bound for New York City to take Mr. Pratt home. He was fined $25.    , Rufus Eldredge of Glen Cove was fined $25. Thomas Bushmore. a. druggist of Mineóla, was fined $10. E. T. Bedford ot New York was fined $25.    ~ Two automobiles going at the rate of fifty miles an hour got away, but the timer has their numbers, and arrests will be made to-monrow. ■fhe police of New Rochelle captured four automoblllsts yesterday for violating the speed law. One of them Is a well-dressed colored man, . who said he was Ellas Grant Scott of 123 West 152d Street. Manhattan. He was locked up until he could get ball. Leo Anderson of 225 West 123d Street and Arthur Bagen of Passaic, N. J., were each fined $35. It Special to The New York Times. MORRISTOWN^ N. J., June 3.-Miss Minnie Wheeler of the Twelfth Night Club of New York was killed in a runaway here this afternoon by leaping out of a two-seated surrey. Miss Wheeler was a daughter of the late A. C. Wheeler, the author and dramatic critic. He wrote under the nom de plume of " Nym Crinkle.” Miss Wheeler lived with her sister, Mrs. Seabury Lawrence, nt 215 West Fifty-fourth Street, Manhattan. She was 24 years old. Miss Wheeler, together with Mr. änd Mrs. H. L. Aldrich, who live at the San Remo Hotel, Manhattan, were visiting Maude Monroe of Speedwell Avenue. This afternoon they went driving in the surrey. Mr. Aldrich Is the editor of a New York trade journal. In front of the residence of John O. H. Pitney on South Street the horse took fright at an empty automobile which was standing by the curb. Mias Monroe, who was driving, tightened the reins in an effort to check the prancing animal. The horse backed into the curb so suddenly that Miss Monroe was thrown over the dashboard to the sidewalk. The moment the horse felt the bit loosen it started down South Street at full speed with Miss Wheeler and Mr. and Mrs. Aid-rich In the back seat, practically powerless to stop the runaway. Mr. Aldrich, despite the fact that he has only one arm, attempted to climb to the frönt seat so as to reach the reins. He managed to get the reins in his hand, but had not strength enough In his one arm to stop the frantic horse. He then turned to the two women and advised them to Jump for their lives. Miss Wheeler was the first to make the leap. She prepared to jump from the back of the carriage face forward, but, apparently realizing that her feet would be Carried irom under her and that she would alight on her face, she turned her face to the bolting horse Änd jumped. She miscalculated the leap and fell upon the macadam road, striking her head “sb violently that she fractured her skull and, it is believed, died Instantly. Mrs. Aldrich next jumped out. She alighted On her feet, but tripped upon her skirt and fell upon her side, sustaining severe bruises aud cuts about the head. Mr. Aldrich then leaped out, and, landing on bis f«ot* escaped without a scratch. He Immediately ran to the assistance of his wife. Finding her hurts were superficial, he turned to Miss Wheeler. Policemen who had witnessed the runaway came to the aid of the editor. One of them sent In calls to All Souls’ and Memorial Hospitals. Mounted Policeman James Osborne pursued the runaway and caught the horse a short distance fiom the spot where Miss Wheeler fell. When ambulance surgeons examlne<i Miss Wheeler she was dead. They attended to Mrs. Aldrich and, traveling back along South ¿treet, found Miss Monroe considerably bruised and In a semiconscious condition from the shock of her fall. Both women were removed to Miss Monroe's home, in Speedwell Avenue. The police Immediately notified Seabury Lawrence, Miss Wheeler’s brother-in-law, who Is-eonnected with a financial journal In Wall Street, New York. The body was removed to the Morgue here, pending instructions from Miss Wheeler’s relatives. Seabury Lawrence arrived here to-night and made arrangements to have the body taken to New York to-morrow. Mrs. Seabury Lawrence of 213 West Fifty-fourth Street said last night that so far she had received no notice of the death of her sister. Miss Wheeler, she said, had left the city on Saturday afternoon to visit Miss Monroe, an old friend. At the San Reirio Hotel It was said that Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich had gone to Morristown to visit Miss Monroe last Wednesday.J. P. MORGÀN BUYS THf иШ TREASURESSHOT WHILE PLAYING ITVmN.Man in Fun Snaps Revolver at a Woman and She May Ole. Special to The New York Times. LAKE PLACID, N. Y.. June 3.~Mrs. Elwln Bruce was seriously and perhaps fatally injured late last night by the discharge of a reA'olver In the hands of David Bressette of Malone, N. Y., a boarder In her house, Mrs. Bruce, whose husband Is a special police officer In this village, has several boarders. According to the story told by the authorities, she was seated at the organ plaving hymns last night. At the centre table near by lay her husband’s revolver. Bressette entered the room and, picking up the weapon, playfully snapped It, not supposing It to be loaded. It was not untfl be hfid pulled the trigger the second time that the weapon exploded. Tilin the ball entered the woman’s right side. Small hope of her recovery is given. The authorities are convinced that the shooting was accidental, and no arrests have been made.ONLY ONE MONGOOSE LEFT.Of the Two in the United States One Dies at Washington Zoo. Special to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, June 3.—The mongoose at the Bronx Zoological Park mus^t have been more than ever lonesome to-day. The only other of his species In the United States died yesterday at the Rock Creek Zoo. The two were the subjects of special Governmental exception to the law against bringing mongoose Into, the country, and it is doubtful If the ban will ever be lifted to provide a successor for either of them. The solitary specimen that for five years had been a distinguished guest at the Rock Creek Zoo wasj brought here by a Government official stationed In Cuba, Congress had heard of the mongoose several years before the Spanish war, and the fear that the little animal would become domiciled in this country led to the pas-Boge of a law making It a crime to bring them into the United States, In Cuba the mongoose is a pest. It is fond of eating birds and birds’ eggs, so that it depopulates the woods and thickets wherever it finds a home. With th« advent of the “Mayflower Limited” June llth It will be possible to leave New York at 8 o’clock, have four hours for business In Boston, leave on the “Merchants’ Limited” at 6 o’clock, and be back In New York again at 10 P. M. same day.—Adv. GIBRALTAR, June 3.—On a threat by British war vessels to bdmbard them, the Moors have desisted In their attack on the British steamer Cralghall, from Cardiff for Savona, which is ashore off Point Ceres.AUTO WRECKED, FO0r~ HURT.A. L. Palmer Rune Hie Machine Into a Bridge at Stamford. STAMFORD, Conn., June 3.—A. L. Palmer, a well-known resident of this place. In order to avoid a collision with another vehicle ran his automobile Into an abutment of the bridge which crosses the Noroton River here and the machine was overturned, throwing out the occupants, who were,-besides Palmer, his w'lfe. Miss Rebecca Staples, his aunt, and a sister of Miss Staples. All of the occupants were more or less injured, but the most seriously hurt was Palmer’s aunt. Miss Staples, who Is over 80 years old, and who suffered a broken leg and internal Injuries. She is In a serious condition. The car was wrecked.GIRLS ELOWN OFF Â~ŸACHT.One Drowned and Another Rescued Off Nahant. LYNN Mass., June 3.—Miss Annabell Parnjell, 22 years old, of Worcester, Mass., was drowned off Nahant late to-day. Miss Parnell was one of a party of twenty who were out on the sloop yacht Smoke-For-a-Day. She and a companion, Miss Jennie Wilson of this city, were making their way to the forward part of the boat when a gust of wind blew both women into the water. Capt. William O’Neill, the ownef of the sloop, plunged overboard and grasped both girls. When a line was thrown to him from the boat he lost his hold on Miss Parnell for a moment and she sank from sight. Miss Wilson was later reaua-cltatod.__MARRIED AFTER 35 YEARS.Old Sweethearte Who Parted in Wales Reunited In Connecticut. ANSQNIA, Conn., June 3.—By the marriage of Mrs. Anna Levering and David Johns here yesterday, sweethearts of thirty-five years ago were reunited. In 1871 Anna and David were neighbors in Wales. They were engaged when a quarrel separated them, and David. soon after came to America and ‘ made hie home here. Each married and apparently forgot the other. Death made Mrs. Levering single many ysars ago, end Johns became a widower In IQD^j ____— A few months ago relatives of Mrs. Lovering settled here, and through them the-Old sweetliearts heard of each'other again. They corresponded, with tne result, that Mrs. Lovering crossed the sea, arriving hère the day before their marriage. Mr. Johns has seven chiidreh and Mrs. Johns three. ■    ■_FIFTEEN FIREMEN OVERCOMLAnd Automatic Sprinkler» ÿoll Stock in Omaha Department Store. OMAHA, Neb., June 3.—An Insignificant fire to-day was the direct cause of heavy damage to the stock of Halden Brothers’ department store at Sixteenth and Dodge Streets, and the temporary asphyxiation of fifteen firemen and a police surgeon, all of whom recovered. The fire, after causing a few thousand dollars’ damage, started the automatic sprinklers, which flooded five floors of the building, ruining half of the stock, valued at $650.СЮ0. The fire had smoldered for some time, filling the room with gas and smoke so that the first firemen to enter the place were overcome. Those who went to their assistance rapidly succumbed until It was necessary to take fifteen of them, Including Chief Salter, Assistant Chief Simpson, Capts. Sulll-лап, Coyle, and Oleson, and Lleuts. Erickson, Beauman, and Peterson to a hospital. Nearly all’ reported for duty In a few hours.    .__PERILOUS TRIP IN BALLOON.Austrian Army Officer Had to Throw Out Even HI» Shoe». ^ DIEPPE, June 3,—The balloon of Baron Korwln, chief of the Austrian Military Balloon Department, which left London last night in an attempt to reach Vienna, descended near here at 1 o’clock this morning.    _ LONDON, June S.—Baron Korwln returned to London to-night. He relates a story of a perilous trip. Above the Channel a terrific thunderstorm was encountered, and he was carried 200 miles out of hlB course. He was obliged to throw ovqr everything, even his overcoat and shoes, in order to enable him to reach Dieppe.FALirwfH HIS AIRSHIP.Propeller Cute the Gas Bag—Aeronaut Narrowly Escape» Death. Special to The New York Times. CLEVELAND, June 3.—Lincoln J. Beachey. a Toledo aeronaut, lost control ot his airship to-day while 1,000 feet from the ground, and when the disabled machine fell heavily he was under it. He was unconscious when dragged out, but revived soon and was found to be uninjured. The flight was made in a new airship called Knabenshue II., and took place at Luna Park, where a crowd had gathered. .Beachey started to cross the city, but when the machine got up 1,000 feet It struck a strong breeie, and Beachey was forced to turn back. When he was above the park buildings à counter/^exe suddenly hit the airship and strained it, so that the long triangular framework carrying thé motive power broke, and the six-foot propeller cut Into the- balloon like a buzz saw. Beachey, although affected by the escaping gas, dropped all his ballast. Tho remaining gas then carried him hig’n, end the wind blew him away from the buildings. Then he became unconscious from the gas. The machine fell sharply and It was feared Beachey was killed. When he was revived soon after, his first words were:    ,    , “I’ll put a truss under that carriage, and sheql work all right when I try her again.” After »11, Usher's the ecotch L thftt mads the highball famous.—Adv.Pays $5j500,000 — Collection May Come to the Metropolitan. IT INCLUDES 8 REMBRANDTS Six Van Dycks, Four Works by Kttbtns, and Pictures by Other Masters. Special c:abie to The New York TwEa [Copyright, 1900.] i?ARlS, June 3.—J. Pierpont Morgan has purchased the great Rodolph» Kann art collection for $5,500,000. The collection Includes eight paintings by Rembrandt, four by Ruben», and six by Van Dyck. There Is a large quantity of splendid eighteenth century furniture. The collection also contains some magnificent tapestries and fine pieces of sculpture by Houdon, Pajou, and Plgalle. .Since Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke yrtm called suddenly to France to meet Mr. Morgan, the President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there has been much conjecture as to the Intentions of Mr. Morgan In regard to the Kann collection, 1 which has been up for sale In Its en-" tlrety. _ Sir Purdon while in France had a number of consultations with Mr. Morgan as to prospective art purchases, but he said last week, when he returned to New York to fill an engagement to lecture at Harvard and to attend to other business, only to sail again on Saturday, that Mr. Morgan had said nothing to him about th» probable purchase of the Kann collection. “ But," said Sir Purdon to a Times r»-porter, “you can’t tell what Mr. Morgan is going to do. If I thought he would buy the Kann collection for the Metropolitan I would sYirely ask him to do so.” “ I am glad to hear of the purchas«,“ said Robert W. De Forest, Secretary of the Museum, last night. “ I don’t know whether the collection Is coming to the Museum. I cannot repeat what Sir Pur-don told me In the matter of the coll»o-tlon when he was here last week.” A Trustee of the Museum and a man who has given a fortune to it said last night -that the purchase was news to him. In regard to the repeated story that Mr. Morgan would furnish the bulk of a fund to obtain the collection for the Metropolitan, he said he did not believe that any great part of the purchase price could be easily raised in New York. Another man closely connected with the Museum said last week that the possession of the Kann collection would mean much to the future of art in this country, because the collection was not made up entirely of paintings, but was one of the most varied in the world. “ While there are almost priceless paintings," said this man, "there are also treasures in ivory and sculpture, and other objects of art that make the Kann collection hardly second to the Rothschild collection^” 8ir Purdon’s few days in New York last week were very busy days, and he was downtown most of the time. He gave absolutely no information concerning the probability of the purchase of the Kann collection, but It was believed that If any one knew what Mr. Morgan Intended to do in the matter he knew. ” It Is a large sum,” he said to a Times reporter last Thursday, ” but Mr. Morgan Is a very wealthy man.” He added that Mr. Morgan was still strongly opposed to the tariff on art objects. The Oppenhelm collection, recently purchased by Mr. Morgan, Is now In the South Kensington Museum. His treasures of art abroad are so numerous that It is believed here that the Kann collection will be brought to New York for the Museum. If it comes as a gift to the Metropolitan there will be no duty on it, and It Is known that Mr. Morgan would not pay the tariff on an art purchase of $5,500,000 If Jie meant to ret^ the treasures himself. Rodolphe Kann, the founder of the collection. made a large fortune in South Africa many years ago. He then began the acquisition of rare objects of art, such as Limoges enamels, crystal beakers of the fifteenth century and earlier, earrings from ancient chapels, missals, and textiles. Oriental and mediaeval. The old paintings In the collection, however, are more important than the objects of the applied arts. M. Kann's private galleries contain splendid examples of the old Dutch masters, beginning with Rembrandt and Frans Hals. By Rembrandt are a portrait of the maid Hendrlckje and several important Biblical subjects. Jan Steen, Ter Boren, Van der Meer, the Van Ostades, Ruysdael. Hobbema, and P. de Hoogh are represented. Kann had a specimen of Roger van der Weyden, the early Flemish-French painter of Madonnas, four figures by Memline, and a ” Flight Into Egypt,” by Gerard David, a Flemish primitive only recently understood. In the French school the collection rivals that of Sir Richard Wallace, containing ” L’Escarpolette,” by Fragonard —the lady In the swing who has lost her ghoe—as well a» many examples_of Boucher, Watteau, Lancret, Pater. Chardin, and David. In the Italian schpol Kann possessed a dlovannl Bellini and a Ghirlandaio.    ■ When the sum mentioned In a report from Paris last week as a figure upon which negotiations ior the collection might be based, $5.000.000, was reported to museum members and artists, it seemed to take away their breath, and little hope was entertained for the purchase by an American, although It was known that Mr. Morgan had looked with favor upon the Kann treasures, and It was finally believed that Sir Purdon’s call to France Vras for the purpose of advising with him regarding them. " Mr. Morgan buys his great art treasures,” said a Trustee of the museum, " with a keen business outlook. He know» that they will never lessen in value, and Sir Purdon himself has a good business eye. If these two buy the collection they will get the worth of the money. If Mr, Morgan gives It to the Metropolitan it will be the greatest art gift ever made t® a city and a country.” ;