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COLP AM) I.ATK OP COAL
pßOri-K ARE GBTTUra XERVOI'S AND
DEALERS ARK SEARCHING HARD.
New-York la still without coal, because both
anthracite and soft coal continue to go north and
northwest to Canada and all the great lake
ports as far west as Duluth. in order to meet
ihe demands for a supply before November 20.
On that date all Insurance policies ceane to be
sbbbc operative, since th» waterways for tians
portation are then freezing up.
The cold vave has not increased the demand
fnr ,-nal. as that would be impossible. Orders
pjsj already in for months ahead and thousands
of ton? increase. Rut the weather has tended
10 increase the anxiety of the people. Hous. -
holders ho had ordered their dealers to make
* dPllvery for the first of next week, asked
early yesterday that the coal be sent at once.
There is a «ood deal of nervousness in town,
rauced *V the drop In temperature. The specta
cle at the various <-oal yards on the river front
R. H. If ACT & Co."s NEW BCILDIXG.
Broaaway h t Sixth-aye . Thirty-fourth to Thirty-fifth st.*.. which *a- opened > *-j-terday. *" *
»t an early hour yesterday mornlnjj was a
dramatic one. The yards were thronged wttk
almost I'anic stricken dealers, who, the moment
ft big: v-holesale, dealer appeared, surrounded
MBS. begging for coal at his own price. Six
dollars and fifty <#nts remains the theoretical
X>ri<^ for anthracite, but the regular reputable
dealers report a practical famine. On the other
hand, there, i* a certain amount of . oal in town,
at figures from $7 to $10, in the hands of deal
ers who are doing a little in the speculative
line. This coal has come from independent
operators, such as the Mill Creek Coal Company.
There is no leakage from the har<l coal carrying
An interesting feature of the situation is the
l ' Mlinc business. There are a number of gro
<fry • -res in Brooklyn whose window signs read
*«;.-•■• a ton for anthracite." This means that
their rostaener* can have small fractions of a
\f»n at that rate. To obtain this coal the Rrocery
rrinn Ptarls out in the tnornins with his cart.
There vas one — rfc. and his case is typical,
« h.j rtrri\ed at the coal yard of Charles H.
Reynold! & Sons at II a. m.. a couple of days
pc«. si,.; his catt was No. 117 In the waiting
list. He wanted three tons at 7p. m. that day.
He drove away »ith 1.7J0 pound*. The coal
t'.ius Irai \ip by the peddlers by being on hand
nr-1 patiently craUlns Is obtained at from %Tt to
>:, v« ;t ion.
< •i!« i of the things for which the consumer is
Intyins is the b4vsisms4 rate in harbor tra"ns
l«»tißt;on. The various coal boats that ply be
iv.e-i-n tii» Jet t-ey ,-jjp aod Manhattan and
n-o.i^i; n r.nd Manhattan charge from 1T» to IK
« «*nts per ton for carrying in normal times. But
their rat* t<>-«lay is from 1!Q cents up. There are
instaSK-es of M to || 2T» being <-harged, up the
S -ft .o.ii riHitinuM Kt^ady and high: $."»40
v-as the pri<-e .st.-id.ay. lJ*"alerii say there is a
• han. • ol i's diaMsg to I*i in the n«xt f'-w
Two things Kill relieve the situation within
Hie next fortnight. «'<>al wfU be obtained from
tlie independent l^«-high Valley mines.- and the
<-oal now K«»iT;K north ill oome to the city.
Prefcid* nt TisMSSlsia sf the Laclui-.vanna said
yeeterday morning that the amount of coal being
•hipped to New-York by hs road Is now almost
••qua! to the amount* shipped here at this time
in previous years.
"But the difference is tkts.** he said, "the deal
ers have none In their yards, and every one
wants a carload at once. The conditions of to
day are plainly at>norma!.
"But there Is no coal famine," he continued,
"md there will be none. The Lae.kawanna road
1s nelling to-day at $5 a ton. and will continue
to do so.
"I cannot tell the total amount now beinjr
1 rough t to the city dally by all the roads: but
thi« I know, our r.iad Is bringing* to the city of
New- York daily about five thousand tons. New-
York Is faring better than any other city la
the country in this respect. It must be reniem
her«4 that the coal produced must be widely dis
tributed. A man from Toronto, Canada, was in
my office this morning after coal, and we gave
"Will your road increase the amount sent to
this .ity?" he was asked.
"When we can." he answered.
In regard to the necessity for the use of soft
sal. Mr. Truesdale raid that no reason exists
for the failure to enforce the ordinance against
it« use by factories, as there is and will be
■teaty of fit earn coal in the city.
hr.en o\ COXSCUPTIOX.
The committee on the prevention of tuberculosis
Is carrying on an active educational campaign in
thin city. Popular lectures have already be«n de
livered at i<ome of th*> nettlemcnts on the Ka«t
Bide. It is on* of th<- d<»rtrln»-« of th« committee
that consumption Is prrventable. and that the pub-
He can do a 1 re.it deal to prevent Its «preadln£.
t^r-tur«-}i will be delivered at th« rate of one a
month Jn the assembly hall of the T'niteii rharltles
Bulidlncr. Fourth-ay*. an<l Twenty-npoond-«t. ThU
'■oureo include* <cctur<-s by Dr*. Huddlrston. BlgK^.
•laneway. Knopf. Trudeau. Jacobl and Joseph I*.
Bryant, and fiferetary l*»vine of th* narlty Or
ganization Society. Th« % flrst of the*e will be de
livered to-morrow «*\'eniiiK. and will be by J. H.
Huddleaton on "tJertns of Consumption: What
Tti^y Are and What Th.'y Do."
The World's Standard of Piano Comparison. s
Tshe KNABE of TO-DAY
represents the fruition of nearly three-quarters or a century
of constant, intelligent, earnest effort towards perfection
How successful the three generations of the House of
K-abc have been in developing the highest type of piano
is exemplified in
Jshe KNABE of TO-DAY
The 1902 Grands and Uprights in the various styles of
wotds. including the famous Knabe Art Pianos, await your
OUR NEW YORK WAREROOMS
154 Fifth Avenue. Corner 20th St.
William KnaLbe & Company.
UACrS HERALD ZQFARE PTORF.
THE yBW BUILDING IS. THOROUGHLY AM>
MOST ATTRACTIVELY EQUIPPED.
The firm of Macy & *'0.. for many years at Four
teenth-st. ni.cj Mxtta-ave., yesterday opened Its new
and handsome structure In Herald Square. Macy's
at Fourteenth-st. and Sixth-aye. Is no more, and
the big red star which has for inar.y years shed
its glow on thousands of shoppers at this corner in
the holiday evenings will shine there no longer.
The little men and women will look with moist eyes
at the darkened windows with shades drawn whi!.
they ask. "Where has Santa Claus gone?" To
some of them it will be explained that Santa Claus
has gone to a larger and prettier place than where
he use.l to meet his many thousand little friends.
Kvory one has hrard of many little boys and girls
forgotten at Christmas time. It Is now known that
one reason for it was thst Santa Claus did not
have enough room at his place In Macy's at Four
teenth-st. Santa Claus has headquarters all over,
but his Macy headquarters will be much different
this year from la6t year.
Macy's new building is one of th# most attractive
structures occupied by a drysoods house in this
• '•ity. lis floor space o-'cupies twenty-four acres—
a goo;l sized farm: and if this spare w«*r«» reduced
to shops, »>ach fifty feet in depth, they would
have B frontape equal to the distance between
Eighteemh-st. and One-hundred-and-twenty-flfth
A few of th« BBjadal f— lures of the new bolM
ing are worthy of note. The boiler plant Includes
eleven Rabcock & Wilcox water tube boilers. In
the boiler room is the crematory. The methods
for cleaning the building- are novel. A system of
piping throughout the building Is used, with 1M
one-in. h outlets for hose connections. By mears
of an air pump In the engine room, <l!rt from floors,
carpets, shelrlnc. etc.. is taken through a mai'bitii
attached to hose connected with the piping of UM
cleaning system and cent through to the receiver
near the crematory, where it, as well as all gar
bage, waste and trash. Is consumed. Tncrs is .•*
pneumati- cash tube system. The tube offl'-'"*. or
cash rooms, number two. one in the basement and
the other on the fourth floor. The entire system
of tubes, covering tlie building. 1b used as an inter
changeable dispatch medium for carrying mes
sages. The illuminating power is distributed by
eighty electric motors, ranging from one-half, to
K«J horsppow^r. There are 1.4*) inclosed «re
and ]j.nu"t incandescent lamps.
The restaurant, on the third floor, has rvry ad
vantage of Ugtit. air anil outlook. Its sfating ca
pacity is l.Uft. The kitchen in on the same floor.
A new delivery system has been inMall«'>l. By
means of continuously moving belts, tapping all
the wrapping counters on the main Boor. goods are
transported to the centre of the delivery depart
ment quickly, noiselessly and with the least pos
There ar« thirty-three hydraulic elevators, each
provided with the best safety device known, SJ d
four escalators, or continuously moving stairs.
The fire department staff Includes a superintend
eut. chief engineer, the sti;ierlntend«T.t of each
floor and a chief of battalion, who is also drill
m««iT. Th» fire apparatoa includes two .-!iemi';.il
engines. 1M extinguishers. I.dOO fir.- palls, fire
axe*, hooks, etc. The sprinklers cover every cor
ner o' the building, and has roof tank capacity <>f
100.000 gallons of water. pity lire call boxes are
placed throughout the building.
Next to tne customers, the employes come In for
the most consideration. They have luncheon and
recreation rooms. • levatot*. lockers, closets an<l
Mck rooms. The rooms for th« use of the boys and
m«'n an- separate from those for the women.
A novel Ie", ( which will interest Macy shoppers
who know thai Macy & <'o. 'lo only a cash busi
ness win be the new banklnc systeai, which per.
mlia east'jsners to deposit their money, and if they
d'-siro to btiy to do so by referring to the banking
department. Tlie money go deposited can only be
expended In purchasing goods, but if a balance re
mains untouched for threw months It will dr«i\v
ititer*«"=t at th«; rate of 4 per cent a year.
The new store Is In Herald Square, which has or
lat« received so much attention from drygoods
men. When th« other buildings now contemplated
are completed. It is expected that the square will
be one of tne sights of ( the city.
— • — ■
41 VT A I.ITTI.K OF RVEIIYTniNG
Is tomm* nmonir the "Mltle Advrrtlnementa
•f the People" In (he narrotr rolamai.
FEARS REGARDING THE fif'RWAT.
BROOKL.TXITKS THINK THERK MAY BE
TROUBLE WHEN* THK TUNNEL IS
BUILT IN FULTON-ST.
People in Brooklyn are looking forward with
some apprehension of trouble to the time when
Pulton-Bt., the great artery of traffic in that bor
ough, will be torn yip in »he construction of a sec
tion of the subway. The engineers have decided
that the cut and cover plan will have to be fol
lowed there. b»cauFe the subway will be too near
the surface to per.ir.it of tunnelling.
People who have seen the work of excavating for
the subway In Manhattan, particularly in - Park
Kow, for two years, nre wondering how long it
will tabe to construct the subway In such a crowd
ed thoroughfare as Fulton-st. in Brooklyn, and
how serious will be the Interference with traffic and
business th«re before the task is completed. The
specifications for the contract indicate that the en
gineers intend to make the work In Fulton-st. as
unobjectionable as possible. Among the provisions
Is the following:
Whorever. in the judgment of the board, traffic
or other local conditions demand, the work sha.ll
be prosecuted during the night only or during both
the night and day. and at nil yioints the board shall
have power to require the contractor to so cm
duct its work that it shall not remain open or ob
struct traffic an unreasonable length of time.
XEW-VulJiv DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. XOVEUr.KK •>. \»ir2
CRUSH AT THE SUMMING UP
IfOLINBUX LOOKS FOR ACQUITTAL. AND
HAS INVITED FRIENDS TO
<:reat as have been the crowds of people lam
oring; for admission to the second trial of Roland
B. Molineux. now nearly closed, in the Criminal j
Branch of the Supreme Court, a greater crowd
la expected to gather in the Criminal Courts
Building to-morrow morning, when ex-Governor
Black, of counsel for the defence, begins his
address to the jury. Hundreds of letters have
been sent to the offices of the counsel asking
for passes to the courtroom to-morrow morning*.
Only a few such requests have been granted.
Most of the letters have been thrown into the
wastepaper baskets because the writers evi
dently were moved only by morbid curiosity in
peeking means to witness the closing scenes of
the murder trial.
Molineux is so confident of acquitta! that he
has asked permission for several of his friends
to be pr?sent in the courtroom when the testi
mony Is summed up for the defence. Seats for
such persons will be reserved, and if the case
£(>*■* to the jury to-morrow Molineux's friends
will remain with him in the courtroom while
the Jury is deliberating upon a verdict. Mol-
Ineux's wife, it was said yesterday, probably
would not go into the courtroom until after the
jury had gone out, but she probably would be
beside her husband in time to hear the verdict
announced. General Molineux. who has been
at his 6on's side all through the trial, will hear
the final arguments and the charge cf Justice
I-ambert. and will wait for the verdict, confi
dently exnectins: to take his son away a free
Kx-Governor Black and Assistant District At
torney Osborne have promised to make their
addresses to the jury so short that Justice Lam
bert can give the case to the jury to-morrow
evening. Kach has said that three hours will
i«e sufficient for him In summing up the evi
dence. Justice Lambert has moved the trial
along with so much dispatch and saving of time
that he is expected to take not much more than
an hour in his charge to the jury. His ruling!
during the trial have been s«> impartial that
both the defence and the prosecution expect the
utmost fairness in his speech.
Molineux's fence in the present trial has
been so strong that many of his friends have ex
pressed surprise that a similar defence was not
made at the former trial. S<>tne .if them said
yesterday that the defence had established two
facts that made his conviction impossible, one
fact was that he did not buy the bottlebolder at
the store in Xewark where it was purchased.
and the other was that he did not mail the
poison package at the General Postoffice la this
city. Two unimpeached witnesses have sworn
that the man who bought the bottlebolder in
Newark as a man who had a red beard, i"'l in
other ways differed in appearance fr.>m M<>li
neux, who has black hair and has kept his face
dean shaven. Mrs. Stephenson has sworn that
it was not Molineux, but Harry S. Cornish him
self, whom she saw in the General Postofflce
mailing a package addressed to Cornish at the
Knickerbocker Athletic Club at the time the
poison kage was mailed. Professor Vulte. of
Columbia University, has sworn that Molineux
was in his company In th'- upper part of the city
all th* same afternoon.
In the face of such testimony, Molineux's
friends say. it is impossible for the jury to find
that Molineux sent to Cornish the poison which
he gave to Mr.". Adams late in December, ISJtS.
believing it was bromo-seltzer, and thus caused
her death. They say, to«>. that the handwrit
ing experts called by th" defence have .]> nn>!
i»hed the alleged proof of the prosecution that
Molineux wrote the address upon the poison
package, and they say that Molineux's testi
mony in his own defence was sufficient to es
tablish his innocence.
Keepers in th» Tombs, where Molineux has
spent many months of waiting, declared yes
terday that they were sure of the prisoner's
acquittal. Molineux has been a model prisoner,
even when he was under sentence of death, »nd
the keeper* have learned to like him and syin
pathl»e uith him. Some of them thought he
was guilty when he wa" convicted Ht the <, r _ t
trial, but <he\ have all changed their minds
nince the witnesses for the defence were heard.
They said yesterday that they were sure h»> was
innocent, nml that the) were getting ready to
bid goodby to him with real pleasure They
recalled the dismal parting at the time Mo]i
neux was taken to Btng Sing Prison, when they
were sorry for him even when they thought his
conviction had been Just. They said he never
had Kivii the slightest trouble as a prisoner,
but always was obedient and gentlemanly.
fi T. }f \RY n H * BATE ATTF\ 77 n V
THE NAVY DEPARTMENT. HOWEVER. WILL
PROBABLY RK UNABLE 1< > GIVE THE
BHIP REGULAR OFFICERS.
President Charles >'. Burllngham •>* t'i< Board of
Education has received word from the Navy !><•
part merit that the school shij. St Mary's will re
cdva Immediate attention it is hardlj probable,
however, that the department will be able to >i-t.-ii!
any officers <<f the regular navy to duty on Hie
vessel, for it has not enough i»m ■ era for »»-.i and
shore duty. The present naval officers detailed to
the St. Mary's are Commander A V*. Wadhama.
Lieutenant William A. Moffatt and Lieutenant
Thomas T. Craven.
At present there are about nlnetj boys on the
■choolshlp. Last rear there were only seventeen
boys graduated; thla year there were twenty. Most
<>f th*-in heroine officer* in the merchant marine,
while others become petty am! warrant officers In
the navy. The cost of maintaining the Si Mary's
Is considerable to the city. The regular appro
priation turn been 131.810. l.nt last year H was found
necessary to appropriate 136.8)0. Thus, with tin.
usual clans of about one hundred boys, it costs from
$&>» to %**'< yearly to educate mif boy. Tue boys
nre taught seamanship, navigation, mathematics
and the Knt'lish branches. .
WHAT TBE A. 1. r. r. n\s im\i:.
ITS TEAK'S WOUK AM> WHAT it K£KOt FOR
R. Fulton Cutting, president of the New-Tors;
Association for Improving the Condition or the
Poor, has Issued a statement of the work done by
th< society in the last year, and in it hpi«-hN for
the funds which are needed to carry en Its work
this winter. Fully $o<'oCo is needed by the associa
tion for Its general work, which includes that of
the department of relief a.id the maintenance of
the Hartley House and the people's baths. The
association Is the only general relief agency In
-York. Food, fuel, shelter, clothing, rent, fur
niture, betiding, medicines and transportation art
famished to all worthy persons. For the funds
for their work thr association Is dependent upon
All contributors to the association receiv* ref
erence tlckei.s, which are given to those appealing
to tltem for aid. This use of tickets insures a
prompt investigation linniliic cases of nce<l are
helped aii<l frauds are exposed.
During the fiscal year en-le.i September -'■>. I*oß,
3.<¥Vs families «nd THT. homeless men anil women re
.•eived aid. the expenditure of the association ex
i-eedinir its lncom« by $8,06881. The association
has now been organized sixty-nine years. Its of-
Bees, at No lOi Kast Twenty-seconu-st., are open
from 9 a. m. to midnight.
'hecks can be made payable to the association,
or to Robert Shaw Mlnturn. its treasurer.
BAXKERS BTAMT FOR JIKW-OMLEANB.
SPECIAL. TRAIN LBAVKfI JBRSKT iii V WITH
NEW-YORK PELEOATIOX ON BOARP.
The local delegates to the twenty-eighth aunual
convention of the American Hankers* Association,
which is to open on Tuesday In New-Orleans. Mtart
«J from Jersay City yi-ateritay afternoon for the
convention city In a special train, on which **■'«•
also the Boston anil Philadelphia delegate*. Among
the NfW-York bankers who are in the party art)
William H. Porter, pmstdsnt of the Chemical
National Bank; A. B. Hepburn, vice-preildent of
the Chase National Bank; G. S. Whltson. vlo«
president of the National City Bank; K. L. Kd
wards. president of the National Bank of North
America: William L. Moyer. president of the Na
tional Shoe and Leather Bank; A. H. Wiggtn, vice
president of the National Park Bank; C. H. Stout
vice-president of the First National Bank, ana
8. D. Scudder. treasurer of the North American
Among tho important topics which will come »ip
for discussion in the convention are those of the
feasibility of i»om« forta of asset currency ana or a
branch banking srstem.
Was Made so
Could Use the Piano
•Minplu-ity and arti<tu- ctticicncy were the two points aimed at in
the Pianolas construction. The successful combination of these two
qualities is the secret of the Pianola's present popularity.
When used, its perfect reproduction of the most skilful and ar
tistic hand-playing has commended it to the musicians and musical
people, while its easy operation, well within even a child's understand
ing, makes it practical to the music-loving but unskilful public.
The enormous increase in the number of Pianolas sold in all parts
of the world indicates that the period when every piano will be
accompanied by one ot these wonderful instruments is not far distant.
Is it not strange that any one should delay investigating an instru
ment which makes the piano so u-etul and is capable of giving so
much genuine enjoyment?
FiayißC Oraru! PUB 9
•f tbn PIA.NUI.A-
Black Bear, handsome, >ilky and «lurab!r. extra
Ions; Boas $50 to $75. Muffs. $25 to $35. Kxtra
large. $40 to $50. C. C. Shayne, Manufacturer,
4i>t &• 4J!d Sts.. nc.ir 6th Aye.
A W'U h'FCOfflt Fith' TBE PACIFIC.
THE KORKA MAKES THE VOTAGJJ KROM
YOKOHAMA TO SAN FRANCISCO
IN TEX DAYS.
Favorable comment in >hipplng circles on ths
Pacifl.: Coast and In this city has been caused by
th* irprtstngly fast time, made by the I'aclftc
Mall Steamship Company's lar^f new ocean liner,
the Korea, which arrived at Saa Fraadsco from
Yokohama oa October 2S. The Korea made the
trip of 4.7(0 miles In ten days, making an average
dally run of l'« miles. This was four days* shorter
time than the best previous record for a trans-
Pai Iflc passage! nml Is believed to mark th<» b»-
Klnnliiß of a n»-w . r.i in both |iassmg,n and freight
traffic on th.- l'acliic Ocean.
The Korea. Which |« th« largest «hii> i>-,fr built
in th" l'nlt«l Btate*. and h»r sist»r ship, the
Siberia, now under construction at Newport News,
surpass th< 8t Louis ami the. St. Paul In fonnaß*
and displacement. The Korea Is .v.'t fret long b»
tw. . n perpendiculars. R>,>ifl lncreas« in traffl
between San Francisco ai»i Chins and .i»;>.-in In
recent years bus moved the Pacific Mail Steam
ship Company to build th« Kurea and '.he Siberia,
and th- management believes that the freight traf
fic alone will iiuike neresaar? the addition of other
large steamships In the near future Rapid .•trld"*
In passenger tr:itn> on th* Padtlc Ocean probably
will follow th< Introduction of these large hands
omely equipped an«| fast steamships. Kach si»am-
Sblp lias a displacement of 18.000 ton.-;, and up to
date accommodations i->r 380 » >sseng«rs.
WO3JAX IH\lh WITH BEAD BPUT
HKIt HUSBAND ARHESTED, SUSPECTED
OF KNOWING: WHO I>|L> THE ACT.
With her fa. ••* splil open by the blows of an
nxe. and h«<r skull crush.. l. Mrs. Mar] Ann Me-
Cusker, sixty -ars oj.l. was round murdered In
her apartment on the third floor of a wretched
tenement house at No. 7. Thomas-st., early yester
day morning. Her husband, Patrick, seventy years
old. is under arrest at the Lebnard-st station, on
suspicion of having knowleogc of the crime.
McCttSker went to the station house shortly after
G a. m. yesterday and reported to Sergeant Brown
that his wife was dead. He did not say thai she
had been murdered. When Sergeant Frank re
lieved Sergeant Brown soon afterward, he sent
Detective McKenna and Patrolman 'lpi> to the
house to Investigate the woman's death. The po
liceman found Mrs. McCusker, nttireil in a tattered
wrapper, lying diagonally across her bed with her
head toward the wall. In the condition already
spoken of. There wai no eviuence of a struggle,
and the blow had evidently been unexpected and
had stunned the woman sc that she was Incapable
of crying out or .resisting.
Her husband was fount! pacing up and down the
other room. McKenna asked him what had hap
pened to his wife, and U>- replied. "Some one has
Hidden in s corner behind tn» bed McKenna
found i bloodstained axe, which McCusker admit
ted was hi*. Questioned further, the old man said
he had a suspicion that the crISJM might have lifcn
committed by former tenants with whom his wlfo
hail had some fouM. The poft,-,- say that Mc-
Cusker had evldentlj been drinking en Friday
tiicht. and thai he was eery nervous ahm taken
In the room on the Roor below in which McCus
ker said be had slept McfCenna found a quilt
thai was suotted with blood. Ho also found S COat
beloneinir to McCusker and a wntst that had been
the property of the murdered woman. These, too,
were stained with blood, and were wet In places,
as If an effort hail been made to wash away the
When McCusker was brought t-> the station hous<*
h' was taken Into L'aptaln O"Rrien"s room, and
the captain put him thrnugli s severe rrotts-exami
natiort. Tlie result seemed to strengthen the
opinion Of 'lie police ilmt McCusker kn*>w whs
murdered his wife. There were blood stain« on his
trousers, on his waistcoat anil on his shirt, but
none on his hands. lie told the captain he kept
tii»« axe that h.oi been found. as a weapon In i...
used- ngainst burglar« of which he frequent
I«iler the police male a second arrest, on ac
count of a story told by McCusker. He said that
he was awake on Friday night, when he heard
some one moving In his wife's room. As he went
to find out If anything was wrong he saw
a man leaving the room, and recognized him as
John Heim. a lunchman. now living at No. 43
Beach-st.. but who at one time had lived In the
Thomas-st house. Aetln< on this story. In which,
however, little faith Is placed. Helm was arrested,
and together with McCusker taken to the Tombs
Police Court, where Magistrate Cornell remanded
them back to the l.ronard-st. station until to
Captain O'Brien siivs that Helm called at the
Million house on Monday and complained tlmt Mc-
Cusker had ordertHl ldm to vacate his n«>m ami
had refused to allow him to tuke his clothes with
him. A policeman was sent with Helm, and man-
Hi;.-d t.> Ket the old man tv ullow Helm to obtain
hia things. McCusker told the policeman there
had been a ttr" In Helm's- room, and lie hud an
idea the latter had caused It. Helm. Captain
O'Brien says. Is only in custody as a precautionary
measure, as all the attending circumstance* M<> to
disprove the story told by McOusker.
JERSEY CITT PARK SIXKIXU.
Mount Pleasant Park. Jersey City, is sinking. The
pleasure ground, -which Is better known as "Little
Italy Park." is on made ground, a filled in marsh.
Th" surface of the park rests on a bed of silt sixty
feet deep, and to guard against just what has hap
pened clnrt*?r paths were laid out. instead of con
crete or flacKirnr. The park has already settled
m\x Inehe-.. *nd Is still moving toward th» other
side of the world.
Aeolian Hall is the name of the new home of the Pianola, where all
are welcome, whether curiosity or an intention to purchase prompts die visit
The cost of ths Pianola is|2so. Purchasable by month^ payments.
Jshe AEOLIAN COMPANY
AEOLIAN HALL. 362 sth Aye.. near 34th St.
Arabian, Biusels, Cluny, Irish Point, Madrai,
Lace Panel and Bed Set*.
Sw s> Mv linsnd Embroidcici Nets.
Silk, Linen, Muhair and Cotton Velou r
Fi?urcd nnd I'hin.
Taptstry and Ve?our Curtains, Portieres
and Couch Cove
Beds and Bedding-
'Ijtoac*vvai| <Xj> \()\f)St%e&l
Mink Muffs. $15. $25. $40. $50. E.\tra large.
\cr>- handsome. $05 to $75. New style «caris
victorines, boas and capes. C. C. Shayne, Manu
facturer. 41st & 42'\ St-.. bet. B'way & 6th Avc.
.4 Blii SiI.VMP IX XTOCKZ.
COMBINATION OK UNTOWARD ••IRCIXI
STANCES CAUSES A GENERAL.
Under a combination of unfavorable facts and
rumors the stock market yesterday suffered a
severe decline, which began at the opening: and.
after a slight Intervening rally, was renewed in
an aggravated form. In the two hours of trad-
Ing mor-^ thun OS*M.KK> share* were sold, repre
eentlnß extensive liquidation by small investors
and by big speculative pools, as well as by oper
ators for th" short account: and at the close not
a stock on the list showed even a fractional gain
for the clay, whll*» losses of '2 per cent and more
were many. The United States Steel Isaue*
were among the conspicuously weak stocks at
the opening and throughout the .session, appai
«-i.tl> on the recent reports of 'the corporation's
purpose to redu<* prices on many of it 3 prod
' utts. in competition with the independent com
panies. Uneasiness was also caused by persist
ent rumors that a well known trust company
had become embarrassed, and by the advices
from Chicago which indicated that the out
come if the demand for higher wages made by
the railroad switchmen at that centre miyht be
a great strike.
Sentiment was also adversely anY -led by the
.announcement from Washington that the Sec
retary of the Treasury had decided to discon
tinue for the present the deposit of internal
revenue receipts in the d«p«>sit«iy national
banks*, nnd would also discontinue the privilege
which had been extended to the depository
banks allowing them v. substitute State and
intinirip.il bonds for I'nifd State* bonds as |
security for government deposits, and by the
report, subsequently denied by Mr. Shaw, that '
the Secretary was about to call in some of th» ;
government monoy now .on deposit with the
banks. . s
Added to all these unfavorable factors was a
report, which is believed to be accurate, that i
the larger banks had, In view of the cutting off I
of all prospect of further government relief for i
the money market, determined to make no more j
time loans at less than G per cent, and to exer
cise unusually careful scrutiny of the collateral
offered by would-be borrowers on time. The
bank .statement showed a. decrease of $3,029,100
In loans, but this favorable feature was much I
more than countrrbalunc««d by th* disclosure of i
a decrease of nearly ">O.OOO in the cash held '
by the banks, and the market broae heavily, the :
close being, as a rule, at the low level of the
day. ' -.-;• -^
A favorable development was th« news that '
the Trust Company of the Republic's holdings of :
securities of the new United States Shipbuilding '
Company had been taken over by a syndicate. I
among the members of which are George i>.
Sheldon and C. W. Wet more. Some of the net ',
losses of the day were: wanna, on sales or i
three hundred shares. 15 points: Delaware and I
Hudson. <»; Brooklyn Unlo-i Gas. two hundred i
shares sold. 7: St. Paul. 3»»: Missouri Pacific i
2V. Pennsylvania. *_* points: New-Tork Centrnl* I
2& Reading. 4"« i: Reading second preferred. 3\»; (
I'nited States Steel common. 1>;; I'nited States '
Steel. pr«f erred. 1%; Colorado Fnai and Iron. 3;
Rstimctes an cppVcxtiott.
14 Church and 127 Liberty SU.
rbone zSio iSth for -Yrarcsf Agcttvjr
.MVW YORK CITY.
SHOWS THE PERFECTION of modern
high- furniture making. Presents
idest range of choice, whether wanted
| 'or the Drawing Room. Parlor. Bedroom.
| Dining Room or Hall.
; Furniture for Furniture lor
'he moowt home. ■ -» mansion.
FsjrsshM* to BBsst «vtry Uste at svsry srk*
o S o
Exclusive Novsltie* in Imported Furniture—^
Vhite and Gold Enamelled Furniture •'Wide nof
of choice in Dressmic Tables and Cheval Glasses — •*•
Restful Easy Chairs and Settees Triting Desks ia
over 100 styles Special exhibit of eight-day Chime
docks by Elliott of London and notable American
makers. • -■> "':'■*■'-'
R. J. HORNEH (Si CO..
Furniture Maket& and Importers,
61, 63, 65 West 23d Street.
Special Notice — Monday a display will to
matte ot Siberian Squirrel in our 4id St. win
dows and show rooms of all that is newest in this
very fashionable fur. The exhibit embrace? th*
most exclusive styles, many ot which have not' yet
been seen by the public. C. C. Shaync, Mhb>
facturer, 41st & 4^d Sts. near B'way.
Tennessee Coal and Iron. 13i: Union Facile. 1*;
Southern Pacific 1%; Manhattan. I T j: St. Lou'i*
Southwestern. and tn* preferred. 9J*> Illi
nois Central. •_»»,: General Electric. 4%:'Erti
second preferred. 2»;: Horaing Valley. 4; Atchi
son, 2; Sugar, '.*;• «nt.