New York Times, September 10, 1906

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New York Times (Newspaper) - September 10, 1906, New York, New York “All the News That’s , FittoPrmt.” THE WEATHER. Fair and continued warm to-day and to-morrow; light to fresh south-. west wWds. NEW YORK, MONDAY; SEPTEMBER 10,    190G—SIXTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT ( Eleewhere, )TWO CENT*. JUMPED FROM A LINER, SWAM 8 HOURS AT SEA Then Along Came a Tramp to Pick Up Interpreter. A BLUE WATER RESCUE YARN Which Proves, the Carpathians Officers Say, that Paul Seidler Won’t Get Lost Anywhere. The Cunarder Carpathla. in from th^ Mediterranean yesterday, brought to port a story of a rescue at sea which, they said, is without parallel in the hl.story of ocean navigation, and everybody w ho heard it readily agreed with them. Here is the story as the purser told it; The Carpathia sailed from New York for Naples, Trieste, and Fiume last Aug. 1 A few hours beioire sailing time a neatly dressed young man appeared at the Cunard pier. He told the gatenian that he wanted a job on the Carpathia. and asked how to go about getting it. “ Go and see 2vlr. Hodgson, the Purser. He hires fellows like you when they are needed,” the gateman told him. The man went. “ I speak English, Italian, and Hungarian fluently,” he told the Purser, ‘‘ and as I knew that this vessel carries great numbers of people of the last two nationalities I thought I might get a chance to work my way home as an interpreter. My name is Paul Seidler and my home is in Fiume, Hungary. A year ago I left there a young wife and two little children. Three weeks ago I heard that they 'were In atraits, and that my wife had had to cloae our little home. Now I w’ant to go back and set things right, but if you don t give me a Job go that I can work my passage I don’t see how I can possibly get there.” Mr. Hodgson liked the young man’s looks and hired him. Two hours later the Carpathia sailed for the Mediterranean, and the happiest man on board, apparently, was young Seidler. He went about his work with a clieerfulness that attracted attention, 'and the stewards congratulated themselves that Purser Hodg-aon bad been able to pick up so talented and accommodating an Interpreter. But when the Carpathia was a little under two days out of Gibraltar Seidler began to grow morose. He seemed to have remembered suddenly the troubles at home, and how bad they were, and It was Impossible to console him. He became more and more disconsolate, and by nightfall of Aug. 9 was about the most xniserable-looking being the folks on shipboard had ever seen. About b:30 o’clock that night one of the sailors saw Seidler walk to the rail on the starboard .side of the quarter deck, look Into the water for a njoment, and then jump overboard. The sailor threw a life buoy after the fellow. Then he shouted " Man overboard! ” and in less than a minute the great engines of the liner had ceased singing and a lifeboat manned by its crew was half w^ay to the water. Through a rift in tlie clouds the moon was shining brightly, and by its light the men in the boat could see the struggling form of the Interpreter in the water about twenty-five yards awaj' from the Carpathia. They shouted encouragement to him.    „    ^ ^    ,, I don't w'ant to live. Let me die. rie:ise don't try to save me.” came back the Hungarian’s voice. But all tin- same the sailors urged the b'jat on Ther were within about a dozen vards of him ‘and the sailor in the bow' of the 'ooat had his hook out to drag the inierpreter in when a cloud obscured the moon. In the darkness Seidler disappeared, and when half an later the moon again shone through a rift In the cloud he was nowhere in sight. Unwilling to gixe up the search the lifeboat cruised about for an hour, but vainly. Then the b -at returned and the vessel resumed her ^'uate on the afternoon of the next day the Carpathia arrived at Gibraltar and the-officers reported to the port authorities that on tlie day before one of the ship's company had committed suicide by jumping into the sea. About tlie same timo the British tramp steamship Bon-sh?w, on her way to Naples, pas.sed Gibraltar. She did not stop nor did she communicate with the marine ob.server there. That night the Carpathia sailed for Naples. Early the next day she overhauled the Benshaw. As she came abreast of the tramp the officer on the bridge saw that the Benshaw' was flying the International Code signal meaning ” I wish to communicate.”    _    ■    „ ” t\'hat is it you wish to say?- answered the Carpathia. Again the signal flags went up. They have your interpreter on board.” *' Repeat,” was the astonished reply of the Carpathia, but there w’as no mistake. To make sure-that everybody was not dreaming Capt. Pentecost ordered a boat lowered, and sent one of his officers to the Benshaw to verify the startling Information. The first man the officer saw on the Benshaw w^as Seidler. He was sitting in a chair on deck, and beyond having rather a sheepish look, appeared to be in as good health as when he left New York ten davs before. The officers of the Bea-shaw said they ” just picked him up.” "About 3:30 this morning.’ the trampa Captain said, “ one lookout heard a voice, that sounded as if It came up from the bottom of the ocean, shout, ‘ Save me.-The officer looked into the w'ater, and sure enough there was a man. He was struggling to keep above water, but he was heany all in. •• I ordered a boat overboard and five minutes later w^e had this fellow on board. He was nearly exhausted, but we brought him around. Then he told us -who he wuis, and that it must have been about eight hours before he had decided to commit suicide, and jumped into the sea from the Carpathia.” Seidler talked next. He said that after he had successfully eluded the Car-pathia s lifeboat he had decided it would be better to live, after all, and, although knew the chances w-ere strong against him he decided to make the fight. The tea'was smootl\ and, although it w'asi the hardest kind of work to keep afloat, ««specially after he had been in the w'ater about si'x hours, he did manage it till along came the Benshaw, and he yelled fiir hel’-'. At Naples Seidler left the Benshaw. He is suppo.=ed to have gone on to Finme from city. Whether he got there or not the Carpathia’s officer.s do not know, but they firmly believe that a man with luck like that won’t got lost anywhere. INDEX TO DEPARTMENTS. Amusements.—Page 7. Arrivals of Out-of-Town Buyers.—Pago 8. Financial News.—Pap;es 10. 11, 12. and 13. Marine Intelligence and Foreign Mails.— Page S. Society.—Page 7. Weather Report.—Page 7. Yesterday's Fires.—Pago 2. ADVERTISEMENTS. ATnusfjnent:^.—Page IG. Den -Pape 7. Furni.<-hed Kooms ani Bnarders.—Pape 10. lioli' and Situations Want«-«!.—Pape 16, Hotels and Restaurant«.—Page 0. Instruction.—Page 0. Lost and Found.—Page 13. Marriages.—Page 7. Summer Resorts.—Page 9. Ti-avelcm' Guide.—Page 9. BEEF SCANDAL DIDN’T HURT. Domestic Trade of Packers Increased Enormously After Exposures. WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.—The beef scandal revelations made this year failed to Interrupt the output of the Chicago packers. In fact, their domestic business In the first seven months of this year, during the greater part of which time the country was agitated by the exposures of conditions In Packlngtown, actually Increased. This showing is made In the report of the Department of Commerce and Labor of domestic trade movements In July, and for the seven months of 1006 from Jan. 1. Shipments of packing house products from Chicago during July amounted to 203,252,030 pounds, in contrast with 192,-490,724 in July, 1905, and 130,660,716 in 1904, During the first seven months of the present year similar shipments aggregated 1.675,436,262 pounds, nearly 300,000,-(XK) In excess of corresponding movements in 1905, and over 250,000.000 greater than in 1904. The three largest items were 670,941,665 pounds of dressed beef, 510,712,-163 pounds of cured meats, and 248,929,252 pounds of lard. CENERAI MASSACRE IN A POLISH CIIY Terrorists Attack Troops—Latter Then Slay Civilians. VICTIMS NUMBER HUNDREDS Sledlce In Flames—Revolt In Transcaucasia Becoming More Serious Than Ever. CARNEGIE AIDED MRS. HARTJE. Special to The New York Times. CHICAGO, Sept. 9.—Biw'ard Tilden,, President of the National Packing Company, said that the increased domestic trade for July was due largely to the big cotton crop in the South. “ The South has had an enormous crop of cotton, and the country is full of money and prosperity,” he said. ” There has been considerable of a demand for beef, and a big demand for ham, bacon, and other hog products. The South has never given us so much trade before. There has been no yellow fever there, the factories are running, and the people are living off the fat of the land. ” In a general way, conditions are more prosperous than ever before. The population is increa«lng, there Is more money per capita, more money in the savings banks, more employment, and the same at better wages. It would be strange indeed if the meat industry, even with the backset it received a few' months ago, did not reflect this general prosperity.” J. Ogden Armour said: " The domestic trade has remained reasonably firm In spite of the attacks made upon the packers. What trade we lost is gradually coming back. The exports are still pretty low. but we hope to regain lost ground.. The moral effect of the new Inspection ser\'ic0 is fast recovering our trade for us.” ” I am surprised,” said Louis F. Swift, ” tliat the domestic trade had stood up so well. Exports have dwindled down to such a degree that I have been giving that situation ray entire attention.” SIEDLCE, Russian Poland, Sept. 9.—A massacre of police and soldiers began at 8 o’clock last night. Immediately after-w'ard the troops attacked the Jews. All to-day the soldiers have attacked cirllians, Christians and Jew's alike, robbing and murdering th6m without discrimination. Hundreds of persons have been killed or wounded. Three streets have been devastated. It is reported that drunken reservists started the massacre. . Troops have surrounded the city and refuse access to It. TRAGEDY REVEALS SECRE’T. Mrs. J. D. Green of Woodbury Drowned with Charles Hughes. ALLENTOWN, Penn., Sept. 9.—Charles Hughes and Mrs. Joseph D. Green, both of Woodbury, N. J., were drowned last night while rowing on the Lehigh Шл'ег. Hughes came here three week.® ago as foreman of a pile driver gang employed tjy the Lehigh Valley Transit Company in the construction of a coal wharf. Yesterday Mrs. Green arrived, and with Hughes went to a hotel. In the evening they went rorvlng. and two hours later their boat was found floating bottom UP- The bodies were recovered to-day. _ Special to The New York Times. WOODBURY, N. J.. Sept. 9.-Mrs. J. D. Green, drowned in Allentown, was the wife of-Joseph D. Green, a son of the late Lewis M. Green, an ex-Mayor, who accumulated a fortune of several millions of dollars in the manufacture of patent medicines. Joseph D. Green inherited a life interest in his father’s large estate. He was married several years ago. The union was opposed by members of the Green family, and it is said that his married life was not happy. The couple had no children. Their home in Broad Street was one of the handsomest in the city. When Mrs. Green left Woodbury yesterday she told her husband that she was going to New' York to visit fi lends. Hughes lived with his wife and two adult daughters In Edith Street, North Woodbury.    __ BARS DRAPED WITH BLACK. Jersey City Men Held Even Then for Selling Soft Drinks-—They Give In. Jersey City saloon keepers carried out only a part of the programme they had announced for yesterday. Some of them opened their saloons for the sale of ” soft drinks,” but they did not make any protracted struggle. The police promptly arrested Bernard Foley of Grove and Second Streets, and Hugh Meehan of Bussex and Washington Streets. Their saloons w'ere open, but the bar In each was draped with black muslin. In front of it, from tables, the bartenders were dispensing soda water, safsaparllla, and other non-intoxicating beverages. Both men were held for violating the Sunday law's. Meehan at once closed his saloon, but Foley w'ent back and resumed buslnes;». He was rearrested, and then was held to answer a charge of keeping a disorderly place. Several other saloons were open under similar conditions, but when the proprietors heard of the arrest of Foley an'd Meehan they closed their doors, and when the police reached them there w'as no one to arrest. WANTS 5,000 WORKERS. All Kinds of Help Needed for Gould Lines. Special to 7 he New York Times. PITTSBURG, Penn., Sept. 9.—R. F, Kelly, having In charge the Wabash city ticket office, to-day placed a iarge sign in the office window' which read: " 5Vant-ed—5,CKX> men for railroad work.” ” The men are needed on the Western Pacific Railroad, which is being built between Sait Lake City and San Francisco by Mr. Gould,” Kelly explained. Labor is very scarce in the West. We need engineers, surveyors, firemen, machinists, blacksmiths, foremen, laborers, timekeepers, and. In fact, all sorts of labor. It is doubtful if that number can be got here, ow'ing to the amount of business being done in this section.” B. A. \Vorthington. General Manager of the AVabash lines centring in I’ittsburg, said: ” We are short of laborers on our junction w'ork and need many railroad and track men. but we do not need 5,000. The Western Pacific, now building, will probably put all the men to work It can secure.’^    t WARSAW, Sept. 9.—Terrorists last evening shot and killed two soldiers guarding a Government alcohol store at Siedlce. A detachment pf infantry rushed up and fired a volley into, the crowd, killing two persons and wounding tw'O. This morning the terrorists retaliated by beginning a massacre of policemen and soldiers patrolling the streets, and at noon the infuriated troops attacked the quarter of SiedlCb. destroying the houses and shops. It Is reported that over 100 persons were killed or wounded, and that the town is In flames. A regiment of infantry has been sent from Della to Siedlce to restore order. The Jews hero are panic-stricken. Alfxrmlng reports are being circulated In the city. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 9.—A dispatch from Tiflis says that the insurrectionary movement In Transcaucasia is suddenly gathering great force. The military and civil authorities are at loggerheads, Georgia, Imeritla, and Mingrelia are absolutely terrorized, being dominated by revolutionists and brigands, and the Viceroy has asked to be replaced. The sentence of death Imposed upon Zenaide Konopllanlkovo, the girl who assassinated Gen. Min on Aug. 26 at Peter-hof, and who w'as condemned yesterday by a court-martial to be hanged, will be carried out to-morrow night. In the course of an interview at Moscow to-day Alexander Guchkoff, the Octobrist leader, expressed his approval of the general tone of the Ministerial declarations, adding that courts-martial were a cruel necessity when a state of civil war existed in at least some parts of the country. M. Gushkoff-compared the conditions exisiii in Russia with at San Francisco after the recent earthquake there, w'hen looters w^ere killed without the formality of a trial. He said the pillaging here was on a similar basis, having ceased to be revolutionary and became mere ruffianism. " I must say,” said M. Guchkoff, *' that I have the greatest confidence In Premier Stolypln. There never was such a capable and talented man in pow'er in Russia before. I believe In the honesty of his Intentions, and hope he will be able to execute his programme in spite of the opposition close to the Throne.” GUITE~AU’$ SISTER’S PLAN. Woman Who Stirred Country Over Garfield’s Assassin in New Role. Special to The New York Times. CHICAGO, Sept, 9.—Mrs. Frances M. Norton, the aged Chicago woman W'ho has evoked considerable criticism by her plans to regenerate the ghetto by the establishment of a Utoplar tenement bouse, wa.s identified to-day as the sister of Charles J. Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield. She was Mrs. George Sco\ille before she married Norton. At the time of the trial of her brother Mrs. Scovllle was extremely active In his behalf. She stirred up the country with newspaper and pamphlet attacks on the p'rosecutors*^f her**brother, and final-ly crowned her efforts in the publication of a novel, in which she sought to prove that Guiteau v/as not the assassin. Aiterw'ard she was tried for her sanity at the instance of her first husband. George Scoville, who had been the attor-nov defending Guiteau. She afterward obtained a divorce from Scoville. Mrs. Norton's plan for a model tene- ment, which is to be a block square, has the enthusiastic Indorsement of Building Commissioner Bartsen' and of many w'oalthy Chicagoans. WALDORF AGEiFdIES. Mr. Von Arnin Stricken In a Bathhouse at Manliattan Beach. Ludwig A. E. von Arnln, the purchasing agent of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, was seized with convulsions while dressing in a bathhouse at the Oriental Baths, Manhattan Beach, after a bath yesterday afternoon. He w'as removed, unconscious, to the Reception Hospital, Coney Island, W'here he died last night. He had kidney trouble. Mr. von Arnin, George Cameron, the manager of the cigar stand In the hotel, a'nd several other employes In the place, W'ent to the beach early In the morning. Mr. von Arnin left the hotel apparently in perfect health. He enjoyed the bath and then went into his bath house to dress. His friends found him there un-conscicus. Mr. von Arnin had been in the employ of the Waldorf-Astoria for twelve years, ever since he came to this country from Berlin. He w'orked his way up from a clerk to purchasing ^ent. He had a cousin in the German Embassy at Washington. He also had a brother and sister In Germany. He W'as 36 years old. $150,000 FOR RACERS. Charles T. Henshall to Get English, French, and Austrian Horses. Charles T. Henshall, who brought the French race horse Marti mas to this country, some five years ago, and subsequently the French mare Ginette, Intends leaving for Europe in a fortnight and spending $150,000 on English, French, and Austrian thoroughbreds. It is also quite prqliable that Mr. Henshall may buy a few racers for Roy Rainey, as the latter received considerable advice from Mr. Henshall in the selection of his present racing stable. According to Mr. Henshall. a French or English horse with speed and stamina will show an Improvement of 25 per cent, if brought here and trained according to American methods. ” A man can spend $150,000 abroad,” said Mr. Henshall, “ and get together a stable that he could ngt purchase in this oountry for $500,000.” It Was His Money, It Is Said, Which Defended Her In Divorce Case. Special to The New York Times. PITTSBURG, Sept. 9.—Andrew Camegle is said to have furnished the cash which was 80 lavishly spent in the defense of Mrs. Mary Scott Hartje In her husband’s suit for divorce. It Is said that Mr. Carnegie first became Interested by reading of the arrest of Clifford Hooe, the negro In the case, Hooe is to be tried next Thursday for perjury. It was the publication of Hooe’s part in the ease which aroused Ur, Carnegie, and he wrote to his friend Thomas M. Miller, here, to ask John Scott that he might be permitted ” to contribute toward the defense of American womanhood.” Thomas A. Scott, grandfather of the accused w'oman, was President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and did much to aid Andrew Carnegie. He gave him his first job on the Pennsylvania Railroad, and made him Superintendent of the Pittsburg Division. John Scott, Thomas Scott’s son, and Mr, Carnegie have always been friendly. John Scott Interested himself in one of Carnegie’s old workmen. He asked Thomas M. Miller, who was at one time Mr. Carnegie’s partner, and a frequent visitor to Sklbo, to w'rite to Mr. Carnegie In behalf of the workingman so as to obtain for him a pension. In reply to this letter Mr. Carnegie not only pensioned the man Scott pleaded for, but also requested the privilege of contributing toward the defense of Mrs. Hartje. GIRUS RECORD SWIM. Miss Fitzgerald Crosses the Hudson in ВТУг Minutes. The record for swimming the Hudson River W'as reduced by sixteen and a half minutes yesterday afternoon by Miss Alice Fitzgerald of 618 St. Nicholas Avenue. The swim began at a point on the Jersey shore opposite Riverdale station, and ended on the New York shore about 150 yards south of the station. The,rh'er at that point Is one mile and three-quarters wide, and Miss Fitzgerald swam It in fifty-seven minutes and a half. She was accompanied by вел'ега! members of the Manhattan Boat Club, 152d Street and Hudson River, in a launch and rowboats. The feat was performed at 2:30 P. М., w'lien the tide was ebb. The previous record was made a month ago by Miss Ruth Franklin of Washington Heights., who sw'am the distance in one hour and thirteen minutes. Miss Alice Fitzgerald, the new record holder, is 18 years old and about 5-feet 10 inchea in height. _ SENATOR HEYBURN SUED. Exchange National Bank of Spokane Wantg Payment on $15,000 Note. Special to The New York Times. SPOKANE, Washington, Sept. 9.—Failure to pay a rote of $13,900, borrowed at the time of his election to the United States Senate from Idaho, is alleged in a suit filed against W. B. Heyburn by the Exchange National Bank in the Superior Court yesterday. A promissory note dated Jan. 17, 1903, In which It is stipulated that if not paid the maker w'lll pay $1,000 for attorney fees In addition to the costs of suit. Is set forth In the complaint. It Is stated that but $2,000 has been paid on the note, and that the Senator has failed and refused to pay any more. Senator Heyburn Is attending the irrigation congress at Bols6, Idaho. An attempt was made to interview him at that place last night on the subject of the suit. ” I decline to make a statement concerning It,” he said, “It is simply a lawsuit. There are always two sides to a case, but I prefer to present my side In court.” Senator Heyburn was elected to his present position Jan. 13, 1908, four days prior to the issuance of the note after a stronglr contested campaign. ALARM FOR HENRY WAMPOLE. Rich Philadelphian Escapes from Doctors Here—Police Aid Sought. At the request of a physician, whose name the police did not disclose, this alarm w'as sent out, yesterday to every police station in New York: Look for Henry Wampole of Philadelphia, 60 yeans old, 5 feet 7 Inches tall, weighed 160 pounds, had a light complexion, gray hair end mustache, and was glightly bald. When last seen he л\ае wearing a mixed gray suit and straw hat. He was slightly demented. The physician went to Police Headquarters at 3 o’clock yesterday moi'ning and told Roundsman O’Grady, who was In charge of the Information Bureau, that a wealthy patient of his had escaped from him about 10 o'clock on Saturday evening. It was learned later that the patient had escaped from the doctor at the Trenton Hotel, at Cortlandt and Washington Streets. The clerk there said that three men, who registered as ” R. M. Brown, Dr. Wheit, and Dr. W, E. Schirmer of Chicago,” went there on Saturday. Dr. Whelt told the clerk that “ Brown ” was a wealthy Philadelphian. At 9 o’clock on Saturday night “ Brown” ordered a luncheon in his room. Later the two others left the hotel, asking Griffin to keep an eye on “ Brown.” Dr. Schirmer, who went last, had been gone only a few minutes, when “ Brown hurried to the street door and got away. HIOQIINSTOREPUBLiafiS: PUr DOWN THE BOSSES Governor Summons Party to Defeat Them in Fight for Control. SILENT ON RENOMINATION The Bosses, He Says, Unable to Rule, Have Turned in Anger on Hini and Roosevelt. GOV. STOKES ILL Taken from a Train to His Apartments —He Was Overworked. Special to The New York Times. TFIENTON, N. J., Sept. 9.—Gov. Stoke* became severely 111 while t>n. a train coming from Millville to-night. He was taken to his apartments and Dr. Norton was summoned. The Governor responded to treatment, but his physician has ordered tlie patient to give up all work for a few days at least. Overwork is the cause of his îlinea». The Governor gets down    to the State House at 7 o'clock in the    morning, at his bank at 9, then at the    State House Special to    The    New    York    Timetk    j    again at 11, the bank at    1, the State ALBANY.    Sept.    9.—Gov.    Higgins broke .    4.    and often he works until 1 silence to-night by giving out a brief but or 2 o’clock In the morning, pointed statement attacking bosses In this State whom he does not mention by name, and in which he warns the Republicans of the State agabist the danger of a return to the old system of boss control. He arrays President Roosevelt on his side in the present factional struggle. The statement gives no intimation of the Governor’s attitude on the subject of a renomination, but says there Is an abundance of capable, honest men, who, If nominated, will carry the State by 100,000 plurality “ against frothy demonstrations of superior virtue and Insincere promises of Impossible reforms.” The statement In full follows:. “ This is a critical period In the history of the Republican Party In the State. A struggle for the control of the party organization and the party nominations Is on between the bosess, who turn angrily upon the President and the Governor, whom they have been unable to use for their selfish ends,, and the Republicans who believe that to win success the party must serve the people. “ I am a firm believer in tiarty organization and party leadership, but I have no faith in the boss whose loyalty to the people’s representatives is measured by their personal allegiance to him. Such a one serves his party only when he cfin compel his party to serve him. “ Last Winter the Governor and the Legislature administered public affairs without the assistance of a^ boss. The general welfare was not subordinated to the welfare of the party »organization. Legislation was not a system of personal rewards and revenges. The result was creditable, but It caused a slump in the value of bossism, which depends upon the ability to deliver the goods. “ The danger now is that there may be a return to the old system. The Republican Party has an abundance of capable, loyal, honest men, any one of whom will, If nominated, carry the State this Fall by upward of 100,000 plurality, against frothy demonstrations of superior virtue and Insincere promises of impossible reforms, provided he comes before the people a.s a Republican of character and principle untagged by any boss.” Some politicians believe that the reason for the Governor’s silence on his own candidacy is because the Governor believes the public as well as the bosses Is taking his candidacy for granted. Others think that he Is leaving a loophole, by hlac silence, through which to escape should Chairman Odell make good hla statement that Higgins cannot obtain a sufficient number of delegates to Insure his nomination. There is a story being circulated among politicians here that a State Committeeman made the statement that Chairman Odell had admitted that Gov. Higgins had a majority of the delegates to the State Convention. Though no one will say positively who the committeeman is, the belief obtains that it Is John O’Brien of Plattsburg. MAN AND MONKEY SHOW DISAPPROVED BY CLERGY The Rev. Dr. MacArthur Thinks the Exhibition Degrading. COLORED MINISTERS TO ACT T^e Pygmy Has an Orang-Outang at a Companion Now and Their Antlct Delight the Bronx Crowds. SHORTAGE IN COAL CARS. Pittsburg Producer* Suffer, as Do Ore Producers in Conneilsviile Field. Special to The New York Times. PITTSBURG, Penn., Sept. 9.—The coal producers of the Pittsburg district are short of cars. The shortage extends to Conneilsviile field, and the ore shipments from the lakes to the furnaces have decreased In volume until a reduction in the output in pig Iron has been caused just at a time when pig iron is needed most. The bituminous coal shippers to the lakes are only getting 40 per pent, of the cars required. Railroad officials tell the coal. Iron, and coke shippers that it is the grain traffic that Is taking all the cars. They point to the fact that the shortage Is mostly In box cars and not in flat cars and. gondolas. It Is a fact that there are more gondolas to be had than box cars. This is the season of the year when the furnaces try to get all their ores down from the head of the lakes. When cold weather sets In the ore is not so easily bandied. Cars laden with ore In Winter at a lake port are often frozen solid by the time Pittsburg Is reached, and the ore has to be blasted out or the cars emptied with pick and shovel. A famine in pig Iron is threatened as a result of the coke and ore shortage.    ^ BULLETS HALT ABDUCTËR. Georgian Who Tried to Steal Unwilling Bride Fatally Shot. Special to The New York Times. WAYCHOS.9, Ga., Sept. 9.—While fleeing in a buggy in which he held Miss Clara Meeks a prisoner Charles Johnson was overtaken to-day by relatives of the girl and fatally shot. The tragedy was the result of an attempt by Johnson to force Miss Meeks to marry him- She Is the daughter of a prominent planter, ajid liad refused to marry Johnson more than onc-e. As she was returning from oiiurch to-day Johnson seized her, forced her into a huggy, and headed for the Florida line. The girl’s brotners and other relatives learned of the abduction and gave chase, Jonn-son was overtaken in a few hours. He opv^ned fire oh his pursuers, wno were afraid to shoot lest they kill Miss Meeks. She threw herself flat in the buggy and screamed for the pursuers to shoot. A volley followed, tnree bullets striking Johnson and inflicting fatal wounds. Johnson fell forward on the crouching girl.      ' OSWEGO DISPUTE CONTINUES. Anti-Hearst Men Point4o the Texts of the Two Resolutions. Special to The New York Times. OSWEGO. N. Y.. Sept. 9.—The dispute still continues between the followers of W. R. Hearst and those opposed to his candidacy, as to Just how far the delegates elected at the Democratic County Convention are to adhere to him in his race for the nomination for Governor. The Hearst men Insist thjU thé delegates are explicitlv instructed. The others smile and point to the difference in the worU-tnea of the resolution which was killed and in the one that was adopted. The resolution, which was killed, read as follows; Resolved. That the deleeates to the State Convention are hereby Instructed to jote for William R. Hearst for -Governor, so long as he ^malns a candidate before the convention. The resolution adopted says: Resolved, By this convention, that our delegates to the State Convention be and they are hereby requested and Instructod to use their In-fl'uenre and b«3t endeavor to bring about the nomination by the State Convention of William R. Hearst. for Governor. KINGDON GOULD^S BIG TROUT. He Fished for Three Weeks for Two Beauties Before Landing Them. Special to The New York Times. _MIDDLETOWN, N. Y., Sept. 9.—Klng-don Gould, son -of George J. Gould, has spent part of the Summer at Furlough Lodge, Delaware County. On one of his first fishing trips he noticed two enormous trout In a deep pool and for three weeks he persistently, fished fnr thcnn NEW AUTO RECORD TO COAST. New Yorkers Reach San Francisco in a Little Over 24 Days. SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 9.-R. D. Little and C. D. Hagerty, who In company with three expert chauffeurs left New York Aug. 16 in an automobile, seeking to reduce the transcontinental tourists’ car record of 33 days, arrived here tonight.    . The trip occupied 24 days, 8 hours, and 45 minutes. Including all stops, thus lowering the record by nearly nine days. ANGLER HOOKS DEAFfRIEND. Makes a Startling Catch While Fishing from o Pier^ Thinking that he had caught a fish off Pier 60, North River, yesterday afternoon, Samuel Young of .39 Bedford Street pulled in his line and found that he had hooked the -dead body of his lifelong friend, Gustav Johnson, 45 y.ears old, of 763 Greenwich Street. Johnson, who was a cook on a tugboat ■was reported missing to the police of the Charles Street Station on Saturday. His friends did not sn.spect that he had been drowned.    * When Young drew In his line and saw the face of his friend he almost fainted. Coroner Acrltelll made an investigation, and as there was nothing suspicions about the case, he ga\'e permission to bur^' the body. Johnson had no relations in this city, and he will be buried by friends. C. K. WOOSTER a" SUICIDE. Was Vice President of Chicago Gas and Coke Company. Special to The Netv York Times. CHICAGO, Kept. O.-darence K. Wooster, Vice Pre.sldent of the People’s Gas I ight and Coke Company, committed suicide to-day at his home, 3,500 Ellis Ave-iiue, by cutting his throat with a razor. About three weeks ago Mr. ’Woogter suffered from heat prostration, and during the last few days he had been under the special care of his physicians. This morning he entered the bathroom, and a znoment later hi« valet, "who had been Instructed to keep watch ovsr him, heard him fall.    ^ When the valet opened the bathroom door he found Mr. Wooster lying on the floor dying. Mr. Wooster was a native of Essex, Conn., where he was bom about fifty years ago. A brother, Lucius L. Wooster, is Treasurer of the Essex Savings Bank. HELD AS PAUL~MlY. Man Who Caused Elevated Road Disaster May Be Captured. SAN PRANCIhSCO, Sept. 9—A man giving his name as James Macauley was arrested to-day on suspicion of being Paul Kelly, who is wanted In New York for homicide. Kelly was a motorman on an elevated railroad car on Ninth Avenue. On Sept. 5, 1905, he ran into an open switch, throwing the train to the street, and causing many deaths. -The police are not convinced that the man they have Is Kelly, but will hoid him until information is received from New York. STIRRlNruTTHETUNDUS. Agitators Urging Thom to Drive the British from the Country. LONDON, Monday. Sept. io.—The correspondent at Simla of The Daily Mall reports that a speech was recently delivered at Aaansol, Bengal, in which a Bengali mob was openly Incited tc^lolence against the, the speakerballlng on the races of India to combine and drive them out of the country. The dispatch adds that an important native journal declares that the Hindus aim to have India free of British control. PRETENDS TO COPY LORENZ, ' . ----- PoMco Are Asked to Catch “ Bloodless Surgery” Practitioner. Special to The New York Times. TRENTON, N. J., Sept. 9.—The police have been asked by Mrs. Shutz of 230 North Broad Street to look for a Cuban who has been working in this city as a disciple of Dr. Lorenz amd practicing “ bloodless surgery.” He called at Mrs. Shutz’s house to see her little daughter, who has been afflicted with crooked fingers since birth, and got $7 from the woman, with the promise of $8 more. He then bent the fingers back, left medicine, supposed now to be witch hazel, and promised to come back. He did not return. Other complaints are reaching the police^______ A DYINABMKEMAN’S NERVE. Called for a Priest, Settled His Estate, and Had His Father Summoned. Special to The PJew York Times. TRENTON, N. J.. Sept. 9.—Brakeman James J. Travis of Philadelphia, who, although mortally injured, with his left foot crushed and with his ribs broken, rode twenty miles yesterday In a train without a murmur, called a priest for the last rites of the Church and calmly gave directions for sending his body to his father in Philadelphia. He died two hours afterward in the Mercer Hospital In this city. ^ Travis was coupling cars at Iqrresdale, Penn., when his train backed down on him and cru.shed him. He was Immediately picked up, and ^, special tram rushed him to Trenton.    , Travis was told at the hospital tnat he could not live. He asked those around him to pack the things In his boarding house here, giving the most minute direc- Severai thousand persons took the Subway, the elevated, and the surface cars to the New York Zoological Park, in the Bronx, yesterday, and there watched Ota Benga, the Bushman, who has been put by the management on exhibition there In the monkey cage. The Bushman didn’t seem to mind It, and the sight plainly pleased the crowd. Few expressed audible objection to the sight of a human being In a cage with monkeys as companions, and there could be no doubt that to the majority the joint man-and-mon-key exhibition was the moat Interesting sight In Bronx Park. All the same, a storm over the exhlb!-, tion was preparing last night. News of what the managers of the Zoological Park were permitting reached the Rev. Dr. R. S. MacArthur of Calvary Baptist Church last night, and he announced his intention of communicating with the negro clergymen in the city and starting an agitation to have the show stopped. “ The person responsible for this exhibition degrades himself as much as he does the African,” said Dr. MacArthur. “ Instead of making a beast of this llrtle fellow, he should be put in school for the development of* such powers as God gave to him. It is too bad that there 14 not some soclet’' like that for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. AVe .send our missionaries to Africa to Christianize the people, and then wo bring one here to brutalize him. ” Our Christian missionary societies must take this matter up at once. I shall communicate with Dr. Gilbert of the Mount Olivet Baptist Church and other pastors of colored congregations, that wo may work together In this matter. They will have my active as.sistance.” Colored Ministers Will Protest. Dr.    Gilbert said he    had already decided that    the    exhibition w'as an outrage    and that    he    and other    pastor^ would    join with    Dr.    MacArthur    in seeing to it    that ^he Bushrnan was released from the цшп-key cage and put elsewhere. Any suspicion that the exhibition was the result of error was contradicted by yesterday’s dpx’elopments. Benga was removed Jhrora the chimpanzees’ cage to the crescent-sha]?ed construction in ths southwestern end of the Primate Houss, and on the cage was posted this aign: The African Pigmy. “ Ota Benga.” Age, 23 yeers. Height, 4 feet 11 inches. ■Weight, 103 .pounds. Brought from the Kasai Klver, Congo Free State, South Central Africa, by Dr. Samuel P. Verner. EJx-hiblted each afternoon during September. Ф With the greatest patience he angled       ^-----„    ^    . dailv for the big fish, and on the last tlons as to his property and an inventory day of the fishing season landed the trout - ’■ one after the other. BVAN8' А1ЛВ AND OYSTPRfl.—Adv. One of the trout was 23% inches long ,;„nd weighed four pounds and four ounces, and the other 21 Inches long and weighed four pounds six ounces. They were the largest trout ever taken from the Gould stream. After aU, tTilier'* the Bcotch that made the highball famous.—Adv. of his effects, and then calmly waited for death. TO€R TO ATLA?S’rA NATIONAL DENTAL CO^VEIVTION, September 16, via Pennsylvania Railroad. Special Pullman train. Only $34.10 round Uip from New York; all expenses going, tmns^rta-tion returning. Consult C. Studd«. E. P. A., 263 Fifth Av.. New York, or ticket agent«,— Adv. ^^ - To Increase the picturesqueness of the exhibition, moreover, an orang-outang named Dohong, which has been widely described as showing almost human Intelligence, was put In the cage with the Bushman, and with them the parrot which Dr. Vernor brought from Africa with Benga. The Bushman and «ihe orang-outang frolicked together most of the afternoon., The t-wo were frequently locked In each other’s arms, and the crowd was d«-Ughted, There was always a crowd before the cage, most of the time roaring with laughter, and from almost every^'gorner of the garden could be heard the question: “ Where is the pygmy? ” J^nd the answer was,    the    monkey house.” Perhaps as a concession to the fact that It was Sunday, a pair of canvas shoes had been given to the Bu.shman to wear. He was barefooted on Saturday. He seemed to like the shoes voiy much. Over and over again the crowff laughed at him as he sat In route admiration of them on hla stool in the monkey cage. But he didn’t mind that. He has grown u^d to the crowd laughing, has discovered that they laugh at everything he does. If he wonders why he does not show it. Properties Ready for-the Show. The exhibition of man and monkey was scheduled by the park management for the afternoon. Even before that time there were Inquiries from the curious, but according to the sign put up the exhibition Is to be a matinée. Some time before 2 o’clock little Benga was allowed to go Into the arenalike cage, where already the appurtenances for his exhibition. such as his bow and arrow. hlB parrot a new target made of malleable clay in a box. and his net had been placed. Dohong was let out later, and then the show began. The crowd before the cage yesterday fluctuated In size from hour to hour, but there was hardly a time when there were not front 300 to rm persons standing there The throng was greatest In the later afternoon. The performance of man and monkey Is not easy to describe. Certainly Dohong Is a very patient beast. Many times Benga grabbed him by the forepaws, swung him as though he were a bag, and then dropped him. Then man and monkey grinned. On other occasions Benga pushed the monkey before him. In this attitude the pigmy was not much taller than the orang-outang, and one had a good opportunity to, study their points of retoemblance. Their heads are much aUke, and both grin in the same way when pleased. Sometimes the man «ind the monkey hugged edch other. That pleased the children, and they laughed uproariously. Next they did individual tricks; the monkey swumg on ropes, the pigmy shot hie arrow. Occasionally the pigmy mimicked the laughter of the crowd. In one Instance a boy "elled, ” Shoot.” “ Shoot! Shoot! ” aped the little Bush- pian.    ^ Soda for a Ruffled Temper. From time to time it looked as though the little Bushman was growing out of patience Then his keeper l-'d him to the soda-water fountain. The money? Benga Is a mercenary per-son already. He has learned that money win buy soda. Yesterday aftecnocn hands were often thrust between the bars, to give the monkey peanuts and to give the Bushman coins. By evening he had quit# a little pile. Many of those In the crowd who watched Benga’s antics doubted U he ;