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"SO. 0" BOWERY CLOSED.
Nearly All of the Criminal Resorts
of That Street Shut Up.
THROW OF DICE DECIDED MURDER.
Two more Bowery resorts of evil reputation
have been forced to close their doors. "Number
Nine" and No. 23 Bowery. Each of theae places
has #■- criminal history that would fill many
records. In ea-ch mar.y notorious crimes have
be*n planned, and "Number Xine" In particular
is known the country over. This was the resort
of the so-called "yegg mer. " as the Bowery
names safe Mowers. It was reported that at
or- time this ealoon was kept by a "yegg" man.
Trho had committed a successful stamp robbery.
and out of the proceeds of this haul had pur
chased the saloon. Here the lower order of
crooka had a steady "hangout," and groups or
them may rtlll be Been standing disconsolately
outßide the closed door.
In No. 23 was planned one of the most brutal
murders ever carried out In New-Jersey. Four
men Eat at a table In the back room of this es
tablishment and threw dice to decide whether
they should go to Brooklyn and rob a Jewelry
■tore or to Washington. N. J-. and raid a farm
house. As the cast favored Jersey, they shook
again to decide whether they should kill the
farmer and burn his house, or simply rob the
place. The cast decided murder and the crime
•was perpetrated. The murderers were afterward
captured. Both these resorts have been for many
years places of assignation. Men and women of
the lowest criminal order frequented the back
rooms. For many months the police have been
watching for a chance to "break" these plar*««.
At the Excise Department it was said >ei"ter
fiav that the license for No. 23 had been revoked
twice last year, and that no bonding compan>
would bond the place this year. *o the license
wa* not issued. The closing of the Little
Jumbo" a few weeks ago and tnos- more recent
clo^ng* mark the -t-a.iv march of the present
administration toward cleaning up the disorder
*v and criminal resorts that flourished under
•fpmmanv Of all the notorious places that
JnS^e Bowery to the number pf thirty, only
TwVor three r.re left, and their time is approach
tap. What the more famous uptown resorts are
to the world of society. "Number Nine was to
the under world, and the fact that it has been
closed will make a great stir In the criminal
circles of the Bowery.
E. H* HARRIMAN CHOSEN.
In D. & H. Board of Managers— Vote of
Thanks for President Olyphant.
At th* annual meeting yesterday of the stock
holders of the Delaware and Hudson Company
m. H. Harrlman was elected to membership in the
board of managers as *ucr«i«or to the late W. H
Tillinghast. President Olyphant addressed the
meeting briefly, announcing his intention to retire
from offlce at to-day's meeting of the new board.
He said in part:
"It will probably b<* th* last meeting I sha.il be
Kmons tou. and I take this opportunity of express
ing xnv heartfelt umnks for tbe support you have
TOftWaflT B ' l^ long
I>artd Willcox. now vice-president and general
couti!*! cf the company, as prealdmt. It is prob
• hi# that Mr. Olyphant wiii be asked to accept the
chairmanship of the board of managers.
CICONE CHARGED WITH ABDUCTION.
Man Who Figured in Insurance Frauds Held j
on Serious Charge.
William Cicone, who 1«= one of the Italians who j
■were nrr«<ted in connection with the plot to swindle ,
Insurance companies by bopus deaths, -was a prison- !
er before Magistrate Zeller in the Harlem Court
yesterday, on a chere- of abduction. The com
plaint wa« made by Mcrrts Abraham, a saloon
keeper at No. 2.W3 Second-aye.. -who charged Cl
cone with abductinsr his daughter. Gussie. seven
teen years old, on Sunday.
According to the *tory of the Irl she had known
Cicone for two year?. On Sunday she visited
friends in Brooklyn and on the way back, on the
Forty-second-st. f*rry. met Clcone. Sb« charged
ttal Ciron* forced her to arcompany him at a
piFtol's point. Abraham, w!ihi his daughter dis
eppearea. got trace of her and Informed the. police,
ho arrest«Hl Clcone. ...
<'lcone denied using force. Magistral© Zeller held
him in $1,500 bail for further examination on t naa>.
SKYSCRAPER TO BE LIKE COLUMN.
One Downtown Planned by W. F. Havemeyer
to Have Smallest Floor Area in City.
A skyscraper seventeen stories high, according to
William F. Havenwyer, is to occupy the plot on the
northeast corner of Rnr<at and Exchange Place,
pwrt of which is owned by himself and part by F.
W. Favin. This plot, now occupied by two sma.ll
business buildings. Is 26x46 feet. Jf such a building
is constructed on this plot it will have the smallest
floor ar»»a of nny skyscraper in the city, the one.
neareKt to it tr, this respect being the building at
the nirtheast corner of Broadway and Maiden
Lare. the site sf which is iixSO feet. Owing to the
advantages it will have in the way of light, as
compared with some of its neighbors. Mr. Have
meyer says it Is to be called the "Daylight Bulld
ing." It will be assured of light on two sides.
The combined parcels owned by Mr. Havemeyer
and Mr. Savin hay«» an area of only 1,066 feet—
than an ordinary city lot. It will greatly compli
cate th*- light probiem in the southerly half of the
block, in which the Stock Exchange is located. A.
W. Brunner is to prepare the. plans for the building,
i; was said.
PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS MEET.
Th# American Association of Purlic Accountants
held iis^springr meeting- at the Astor House last
evenin?. Representatives were present from many
Btate* and other incorporated bodies of account
ax,i ■ In Massachusetts. Pennsylvania. Michigan.
Maryland. Illinois and New-Jeis*y. The following
wer« recommended for appointment as State ex
ejnlners of c-rtlfled public accountants la the
State of New- York: Ferdinand W. I>afrentz. presi
dent of the American Association of Public Ac
countants; John H. I>oomi<e. vice-president of the.
fcssoclatlon. and I. It. Sparrow. The proceedings
were followed by a dinner, in the couiso of which
speeches were delivered by President I^afrentt, L
It. Sparrow. T. Cullen Kobtrts, tne secretary of
th* association, and others.
INSTALLED AS SACHEMS.
Ex-S>nator John F. Ahearn. Senator Victor J.
Dewlinz. John Fox. Asa Bird Gardiner, Randolph
Gupgenheizner. Borough President Louis F. Haffen.
fcesator Geexca W. Plunkltt and John J. Scannell
w»r* Installed as sachems of the Tammany Society
at the regular monthly meeting last night. Th«
abffntees among: ihe newly elected sachems "were
Thomas J. Dunn. Patrick K>er.an, Charles F. Mur-
Dfcy. Daniel F. McMahon ar.J Timothy D. Sullivan.
Ther« web iio el«»ction or a. grand sachesn last night,
and Justice O'Gorman will hold over. Committees
were appointed to arrange -or the regular Kourin
cf July celebration. Kx -Governor David R. Francis.
of St. T.ouis. has been Invited to make the "long
talk." He has not yet accepted.
Whact's the dif f erervce ?
75he GENUINE is a certain
cure f»r all disorders arising
from impaired digestion and is
used by physicians in the treat
ment of gout, rheumatism and
... WATER ...
insist on having
SOLD IN PINTS AND QUARTS ONLY. tarn moaiwv. H. Y.
CITY BONDS UP IN PRICE.
An Increase of More Than 1 Per
Cent in the Sale of $3,000,000.
Three mitlion dollars' worth of 3^4 per cent city
bonds sold yesterday at an average price of
104.33. an increase of more than 1 per cent over
the last sale on April 9. when they brought an
average price of only 103-28. The total amount
of the bids was 530.235.500. or over ten times the
amount of corporate stock for sale. The high
est bid was 108.75 and the lowest 102.
The awards were announced as follows:
Amount Price p«T
A«(ir<J«l to: iJ^oo" 104 2W
Harvey n.k * Son. *■ wo ™*-»>
Barbour & Cv it'Svi loa . .V)
Jo.huaPr*tt 5-g« 106 15
Hom*r C Newton r-'Xj i 05.75
Fdwirt Dty Barker y*™ 0 - 44
<Jo 1.000 ioe-14
do -- iy^ 107 44
SS&VSK::::::;:::::"; jj^ 1050 °
™*1 -•- 53.0C0.000
T-.tal amount of bid* received ■ • -* 30 ' 104 33
Average pric^ of «tock - 49 i^ years
Term of etork about... .-..,-■ -• 332 per ct.
Net income basts about •
All of this money is to be used by the city in
public improvements. One million dollars of it
is to so toward the rapid transit tunnel
construction fund. $500,000 for the improvement
of the docks, the same amount for new school
houses and sites, the same amount for reaving
the streets, and the same amount for the
new aqueduct. . .
Sixty-seven proposals weie received.
Bar Association Against Places in
The Association of the Bar .of the County of
Xew-York at a meeting last night adopted a
resolution condemning the acceptance of official
places with corporations by Judges of the courts.
The meeting was largely attended. President
William G. Choate presiding. A number of ad
dresses were made in the executive session, both
for and against the resolution, and speakers
were rheered from time to time so enthusi
astically that the applause could be heard a dis
tance up Forty-fourth-st.
The association did not take up. as was ex
petted, the question of admitting women to its
membership, but a report was received from the
executive committee which announced that it
had appointed a sub-committee to confer with
the committee on admissions concerning the af
fair. According to Secretary Brownell the name
of Miss Rosalie J^oew. which has already been
nominated to the committee on admissions by
the board of governors, was not mentioned.
The question of Importance before the meeting
was on the report of the judiciary committee, to
which a resolution had been referred last Jan
uary, relative to the acceptance of positions in
corporations by judicial officers. This resolu
tion followed the public announcement of the
fact that Justice Van Brunt of the Appellate Di
vision had been elected to a directorship in the
Windsor Trust Company. William Temple Em
met offered the report of the .ludiolary com
mittee, -which was read, and. on motion, ac
cepted. A motion for its adoption brought
forth a vigorous protest, and a number of ad
dresses were made both for and acainst the
resolution. The motion was finally voted down.
and the announcement of the vote greeted with
prolonged cheers. The report voted down said
It I* most deMrablp that all concerned with the
£!il! *« \o^helntegrity and impartiality of our
Albert S. Bard then offered a resolution which
was adopted after considerable discussion, an
attempt having: been made by the friends of the
Judiciary committee to have it laid on the table
for further consideration, and failing in this,
an attempt was made to have it accepted with
out formal adoption, but Mr. Bar<r? friends in
sisted on thr a?c.,riation placing itself on record
on the qu^iion. It was not fitting, it was
argued, that the association should pass the
question over with recommendations. The reso
lution of Mr. Bard was finally adopted by prac
tically a unanimous vote. The resolution read:
Resolved, That In the opinion of this associa
tion. it is incomptaible with the degree of dig
nity and independence of the judiciary which
this association is striving to promote, that
judicial offices should be held concurrently with
important positions, whether actual or hon
orary in private corporations, whose affairs are
likely to be the frequent subjects of judicial de
cision by such judicial officers or their col
C. S. BRYAN DEFEATS J. B. HARRIMAN.
Regular Stock Exchange Ticket Elected
with That Exception.
At thf annual election of the New-York Stock
Exchang-e. the outcome cf which was announced
yesterday morning, the regular ticket was elected,
with one exception. Charles S. Bryan defeating J.
Borden Harriman as a member of the governing
committee in the four year class. At a special or
ganiration meeting yesterday of the new govern
ing committee H. K. Pomroy was re-elected vice
president of the exchange. At the regular meeting
to-day of the governing committee the standing
sub-committees for the coming year will be ap
AMERICAN ELEVATORS FOR DUKE.
Marlborough Buys Two Electric Ones from
Yonkers Firm for London Home.
The Duke of Marlborough has ordered two Ameri
can electric elevators for his new home. Blandford
House. Curron-Bt.. London. One af them is what is
known as an electric passenger and the other an
electric service, the latter being used for carrying
trunks and like freight in the house. Both are of
the "button control" variety. This kind of machine
Is operated both from the car and from the hall
wayF. By pressing a button placed in the hallway
the ear is 'brought to that floor, stopping automati
cally when opposite the landing. Inside the car are
a series of buttons, numbered, and "by pressing one
of these the passenger can send the car to the de
sired landing, or by pressing the safety button can
stop the car at any point in the asr-ent or descent.
The inclosure doors have automatic interlocking
fixtures which prevent the moving of the car until
the door is firmly closed. The possibility of accident
is thus made extremely small, even if a child Is
running the elevator alone.
Thf- two elevators for the Duke of Marlborough
will be shipped probably within two weeks from the
Otis works, at Yonkers. In Manhattan alone, so
widely is the convenience of the private elevator
mi miiliwi. there are over two hundred of the ma
chines in private homes.
rshe IMITATION is
charged water containing ab
solutely no medicinal proper
ties and is manufactured with
marble dust and sulphuric acid.
ANALYSIS made by
Fraser & Co., sth Avenue, N.
V., shows SYPHON labeled
" Vichy " to be only Croton
water charged with gas.
NEW- YOKE DAILY tftelßUSfl. WEDNESDAY. MJSX 13. 1903.
THE NEW UPTOWN BANK.
Union Exchange Its Name — To
Open About June 15.
The new uptown bank which It was an
nounced oome time ago was being organized by
Equitable Life. Mutual Life and Morton Trust
Company Interests . expects to begin buslneßß
about June 15, it was learned yesterday. The
bank, which Is to be known as the Union Ex
change Bank, will have a capital of 5750.000
and a surplus of $375,000. and will be at No. 135
Flfth-ave.. at the corner of Twentleth-at.. in
the heart of the retail drygoods district of the
city, a district in which, also, are many large
Importing houses and manufacturing concerns.
The officers are to be: President, Henry S.
Hermann, now vice-president of the Hudson
Realty Company: vice-president. William H.
Mclntyre. fourth vice-president of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society; cashier. John 1.. Cole.
The directors are Messrs. Hermann and Mcln
tyre. James W. Alexander and James H. Hyde,
respectively president and vice-president of the
Equitable Life Assurance Society; Alvin W.
Krech. vice-president of the Mercantile Trust
Company; Robert H. McCurdy. George G.
Haven, jr.. Benjamin N. Duke, treasurer of the
American Tobacco Company: Thomas F. Ryan,
vice-president of the Morton Trust Company.
William H. Baldwin. Jr.. President of the Long
Island Railroad Company; H. P. Wh^- fth,;
Vreeland. Valentine P. Syndar president o\ : the
Western National Bank of the Lnited St*tesj
Paul M. Warburg, of Kuhn. Loeb & Co.. Max I
milian Morgenthau. president of the Hudson
Realty Company; David Wile, of the H. B.
cYaflin Company; Joseph B. Bloomingdale and
Emil S. Levi.
STARTS ON POLE SEARCH.
Fiala Telh of His Plans for Ten
Miles Progress a Day.
Anthony Flala, the leader of the polar expedition
that is being backed by William Ziegler. sailed for
Europe on the Kronprinz Wilhelm yesterday, On
reaching London he will wait for further orders
from Mr. Zeigler. and then proceed to Trondjem.
Norway, where the America, the ship of the. ex
pedition. Is being fitted out. The crew is now on
the America, and the remainder of the party will
sail from this port on May 27, under the direction
of William T. Peters, the representative of the
National Geographical Society.
Flala has made his plans for his dash to the pole
with mathematical precision and has figured out
that his chance of success depends on the ability of
the party in the final dash to travel ten miles a
day. On the America there will be three depart
ments, the deck, the engine and the field depart
ments. On the latter will fall the crucial work.
Starting from Trondjem about the middle of
June, the America wil! be pushed as far north as
possible in the summer. A base will be estab
lished at Prince Rudolf Land, which is 602 miles
from the pole. After wintering: there the dash for
the pole will be made next spring. Fiala has fig
ured out that with the strictest economy he can
carry supplies for 140 days. That will give him
seventy days to go up and seventy days to come
ba "AHhouKh eight miles miles a day Is the record
average of travel up to date." he said yes terday.
"I hope to beat it and average ten. If I can
this it is a mathemetical certainty that 1 shall
succeed, but" . And the gesture expressed more
tl He hftted that he would take a large number
He hinted that he would take a large number
of sledges and only a few men in the final stage
of the journey and that his hope cf success lay in
the excellence of his men.
Among those who will be members of the field
force will be Francis Long, of the local \Veath?r
Bureau. Mr. Long who j- a man well along in
years, with a wife and family. nas mace two other
trips to the Arctic regions— with General Gree
ly when he was a sergeant in the Signal Corps,
and another with B. B. Baldwin last year. Mr.
Long will be the meteorologist of the expedition.
He has a fine record for endurance in the Arctic
regions. When the remnant of the Greely party
was found by Schley. Long was the only man of
the party who was able to walk about. He has
received an indefinite leave of absence from the
Department of Agriculture.
He was born in Germany, but came to this coun
try early in life. He served In the United States
army for thirty years. He believes that Fiala will
come nearer to success than any man who has at
tempted to reach the pole.
SAYS GREENE THREATENS DISMISSAL.
Dr. Myers Declares Commissioner Promises
Summary Action on Delinquent Captains.
According to a statement made by the Rev. Dr.
Portland Myers. Police Commissioner Greene has
given written assuFance to the Law Enforcement
Society, of which th© Brooklyn minister is presi
dent, that if the society finds violations of the
law in any precinct after a captain has denied the
existence of such violations, the captain will be
"Commissioner Greene has done what no head
of the Police Department ever did before when
the Parkhurst and other societies were seeking to
reform conditions." said Pr. Myers yesterday. "He
has sent us written assurance that our efforts will
be backed up. It Is the business of the police.
General Greene told us. to hunt down and convict
lawbreakers. lie has said to us: 'Send your evi
dence to me. I will dire-t the police captain in
each instance to investigate. If he reports to me
that he finds nothing and your society goes in af
terward and do-s find something, off will come that
captain's head." "
Mr. Myers said that his society could not go on
forever doing police work and hiring detectives at
large salaries, and now that the attention of the
public had been called to the real stateof affairs
ft was "up to" the police In the future.
The fines imposed by Judge Crane on convicted
handbook meT on Monday will hardly prove a
strong enough deterrent to gamblers, Dr. Myers
how little they cared for (heir pun
l«hment" he said, "several of the convicted men
walked out cf the courtroom after they were sen
tenced, and right in the corridor offered to bet on
the race 9 with my detectives.'
DAVID LAMAR WITHDRAWS CHARGE.
David l>amar appeared as complainant In the
Torkville Court yesterday against John L. Cloe,
his former valet, whom he charged with the lar
ceny of $292 and a gold watch valued at $150. He
fore the cases had been finished Mr. Lamar agreed
to withdraw tho complaints providing Cloe left the
city at once. This the prisoner agreed to do.
FUND FOR JEWISH SUFFERERS.
"Work for the relief fund for the Jewish eur
vlvora of the recent massacres in Kishenev. Russia,
is being actively pushed by Jewish leaders here.
It is stated that they purpose to raise $500,00) by
subscription, one-half to be used at once to relieve
the wants of the sufferers, and the remainder to be
kept in reserve against emergenciep. The sum of
$20,000 has already been raised, and sent by cable
Various means will be used to swell the fund.
Governor Odell is being urged to attend a benefit
performance at the Windsor Theatre on Friday
night and those in charge express confidence that
he will accept. Other benefits are being arranged,
and other means of raising money are being dis
THE BODY OF MISS RAMSEY HERE.
The body of Miss Anna. Laura Ramsey, nineteen
years old, who died In Cairo. Egypt, on April 7.
arrived here yesterday or. the steamer Hilltarn.
Miss Ramsev was a daughter of President Ram
sey, of the Wabash Railroad.
TREE RESEMBLES A LANDSCAPE.
A collection of Japanese plants, garden orna
ments, bronze Jardinieres, old stone lanterns and
similar articles gathered by the Horticultural
Association of Tokio. Japan, will be sold without
reserve at the Fifth Avenue Auction Rooms, No.
238 Fifth-aye.. to-morrow and Friday afternoons,
beginning at 3 o'clock. The collection Is now on
exhibition. The objects, numbering 1.443. include
three groups of plants classified according to their
hardihood and the care they require. Those in
Class A are. said to be perfectly hardy and may
lie left to themeeivea out of doors through all sea
sons. Those In the other classes need more or less
care nnd Indoor life.
Among the many curious specimens of tree
training is the Bon Kei, a reproduction in niliiiit
ture of a landscape. Bonkal. No. 277. is said to be
an exact re production of the view near Blwa
Lake. Dwarf pin>>s are numerous in the collection.
Sarusuberl, No. 382, which 1b swld to be over one
hundred and fifty years old. i» putting forth young
Bhoots and will bloom fringed flowers In midsum
mer. It belongs to Class A.
BOUNDARY COMMSSSiONER SICK.
Toronto, May Justice Annnur, one of Canada's
Alaskan Boundary Commißsloners, is ill, and may
not be able to act on the commission. He had in
tended to start for England on May 22,
MYSTERY IN ASSAULT
Watcrbury Has a New Outrage to
Solve — Youvff Woman Robbed.
WatPrbury. Conn.. May 12.— Margaret Crane.
r.ged twenty-five, ft well known young woman
of this <ity. was found in School-st. caily to
day In a semi-conscious condition, with signs of
bftvtaC been waylaid, beaten Rnd robbed. Miss
Crane left her home in Oeorge-st. last evening
to attend a meeting of a singing society. It Is
understood thiit she also expected to visit her
brother's home. At 1 o'clock this morning she
was found in a house in School-st. with her face
bruised and covered with blood. A physician
who was summoned declared that her cse was
critical. There is a large bruise at the base of
the skull, but the physician is as yet unable to
determine whether or not the skull is fract
ured. The young woman is at times partly
conscious, but is unable to tell anything which
would clear up the mystery
A number of detectives who were put on tne
case to-day found no clew. The mot. v c * or the
crime is believed to have been robber^ 3 a9 fo^ nd 8
Crane's purse was missing when she *as roun
PRISONER'S MOULDING IN COURT.
Pulp Busts of Washington and Napoleon
to Show Man on Trial for Murder Is Sane.
Lifcsize busts of Washington and N»P°lf°n an *
a figure, of Liberty that had been moulded in the
Ra/mond Street Jail by George Drake on tr al for
the murder of his brother-in-law. John Lacey.
w ,re presented in evidence by the District At tor-
Be, yesterday. This was done in order to refute
tbe contention of the defence that Drake is Insane.
The busts were cleverly executed from pulp mado
CLERK'S BODY FOUND IN MORGUE.
He Disappeared Ten Days Ago While
"Doing" the Bowery. .
The body of William P. I.oughlin. the young
clerk of Mills & Gibb. who disappeared a week
ago Saturday night while "doing" the Bowery, was
found in the Brooklyn morgue last night by his
brother. John Loughlin. of No. 1.380 St. Mark's
aye Brooklyn, with whom he had been living.
jssJtsr ffi.-siS-K' ™K! ? !f
glasses ofbeer. and as he was not accustomed to
John Loughlin's search for his pother led him
to the Brooklyn morgue last night. The keener
.bowed him a body that had been picked up In the
Bay at Sullivan-st., Brooklyn, on Mondaj . and ne
recognized hi«T brother. There was no money nor
Iweln norany papers in the pockets, although
he young maif had a card case le .tters. some
lew<=lrv and between $40 and *>0 when he disap
beared HI" relativos believe that he was lured
Fnto Vome East Side dive, robbed and then thrown
into the river.
LIABLE FOR DAMAGES BY BLASTING.
Appellate Term Decides Against Subway
The A ope, late Term 0* the BupreSM Court yes
terday handed down eleven decisions affirming
judgments aggregating SUM. recovered In the Mu
nicipal court bar .Jacob Marks, as attorney for va
rious tenants of tne building at the northeast
corner of Broadway and Ninety-sixth-st.. against
Norton & Dalton. contractors for the subway at
Porno years a«o n water pipe was laid on the
rock in that part of the city, and In M« 9t "lgthe
rock in the subway work this pipe was broken,
causing the water to flood the basement of tne
building, and destroying property of the. tenants
St This oasTsettles the question that the contractors
along the subway are liable for damnges by blast
ing, though the rffect of the blast may be « n / or «;
seen. and that the contractors are responsible for
dirt recks or other substance thrown by the Mast
on property along the line of blasting. The>'.can
not shield themselves by any excuse that the dam
age was unavoidable or that the city was at fault.
SAYS SMALLPOX IS A GOOD THING.
Physician Says It Is To Be Wished for
Rather Than Feared.
Hartford, Conn.. May O.— According to Pr.
Thomas Mullisan, of New-Britain, smallpox is a
good thins to have in a community. It cro-rvda out
other diseases. Pr. Mulligan says, and lowers the
death rate. Addressing the convention of the
Connecticut Eclectic Medical Association this morn
ing. Dr. Mulligan declared that smallpox was some
thing to wish for rather than to fear. When small
pox does prevail, he said, there are fewer deaths
from it than from any other disease, and in years
when it rages violently there, are fewer deaths from
all causes than In years when there is no small
pox Pr Mulligan condemned the use of vaccine
virus and antitoxin because, he said, their use pre
pared the victim for either another disease or an
ABSORBED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC.
Stanley Company Taken Over— Alliance
with Storage Battery Company.
Schenectady. N. T- May 12.- At the annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the General Electric
Company here to-day the number of directors was
Increased from thirteen to fifteen, according to the
plans already prepared, and other important busi
ness was transacted. The representation of shares
was to the number of MMM The following were
I re-eleoted directors:
Gordon Abbott, Oliver Ames ( A <.offln. T. Jef
ferson Coolidge. jr.: Frederick P. Fish, (.eorge P.
Gardner Eugene Griffin, Henry U Higginson, J.
P erpont Morgan. J. P. Ord. Robert Treat Paine.
2d; George Foster Peabody and Charles Steele.
Ex-Governor W. M. Crane of Massachusetts and
William C Whitney, of New-York, were elected to
fill the two new directorships.
The inference from the foregoing dispatch that
the election of ex-Governor Crane and William C.
Whitney to the board of directors of the General
Electric Company meant that that company had
finally absorbed the Stanley Electric Manufacturing
Company was confirmed last night by a repre
sentative of tho Whitney-Ryan Interests, who added
that th© transaction meant a closer alliance be
tween the General Electric Company and the Elec
tric Storage Battery Company. The control of the.
Stanley company was acquired nearly a year ago
by William < . Whitney. Thomas F. Ryan. Thomas
Dolan. William L. Elklns and P. A. B. Widener.
There have been from time to time reports that
the Stanley company and the Electric Storage Bat
tery Company were to be merged Last winter it
was learned from good authority that negotiations
were in progress looking to the acquisition of con
trol of the Stanley by the General Electric Com
nanv but .n March it was announced that these
negotiations had been broken off. The terms upon
which the control of the Stanley company has now
been sold to the General Electric could not be
learned last night.
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE OPENING.
Newport. R. 1 . May 12 -The annual session of the
Naval War College is to begin on June 1, with the
officers appointed to the class reporting to Captain
French E. Chadwick. U. S. N.. president of the col
lege The next day the session will be formally
opened by Secretary Moody of the navy.
HITCHCOCK ORDERS LUMBER SOLD.
Ardmore. 1 T . Mny 12.- Secretary Hitchcock has
ordered the sale of the two million feet of lumber
seized by officials in the Choctaw Nation recently
when s-verai large lumber mills, running In viola
tion of the law. were ordered closed by the Interior
Department. The seized timber will be sold Imme
dlately and the proceeds expended in behalf of th«
Choctaw trih.. of Indians. Secretary Hitchcock's
action makes it Impossible for mills to operate in
the Indian country.
WAS THE OLDEST RAILWAY ENGINEER.
Chicago. Muy 15-— Rynere Van Sickle, said to have
been the oldest railway engineer In this country,
has died at the almshouso of Wlnnebago County.
111 , at the age of nlnety-uix years. He was a
graduate of Princeton University, and after leaving
school had an engine on the old Bordentown and
Trantoa Railway. 11* had lived in Rockford Bine*
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USE IX HEART EAILVRE
Mmt—gt M'Ui lirin«; Back Life to
Though many of the leading surgeons here
have known for some time of Dr. Kemp's suc
cess In resuscitating dogs by heart massage and
forced resDlratlon. yet the detailed account of
Ma work given by Dr. Kemp on Monday night,
as recorded In yesterday's Tribune, ha* amused
new Interest In the experiment* and speculation
as to the value of their results.
Dr. J. K. Traub. of No. 228 West B«venty
flfth-st.. one of the speakers at th« meeting, de
clared last night that hereafter it would be the
duty of every physician to try heart massage in
cases of heart failure due to shock or suffoca
tion. Anaesthetic poisoning, he aaid. was really
shock, otherwise this operation would be of no
avail. Real poisoning, he explained, was a
chemical change in the tissues which a restora
tion of circulation and reapiration would not
"The tissues of the whole body must b« per
fectly normal except for the absence of the
vital spark, and a saline solution must be in
jected Into the blood at once to prevent a chem
ical change, though a do* may be revived even
without the salts." ,_ „. * v , «
Dr. Thomas L. Bennett, of No. 111 1 \* est >'ne
tieth-st.. a specialist in the giving of ansesthet
ics. declared Dr. Kemp's method to be similar
to, though better than, t'no "Maas" method Of
heart manipulation, in which n<> incision is
made, but. instead, great pressure is brought to
bear above the heart by means of the fingers,
which are moved back and forth as in a mas
sage. He declared that by this method he had
revived twelve patients suffering from anaes
thetic poisoning. He said that the incision
method was not new with Dr. Kemp, but that
he was the first to follow It out thoroughly and
achieve any success.
BRYAN'S HOLD RELAXING.
G. D. Meiklejohn Says Influence in
Next Convention Will Be Small.
Georg© D. Meiklejohn. of Nebraska. Assistant
Secretary of War. says that William J. Bryan will
not be able to exercise a commanding influence In
the next Democratic National Convention. Mr.
Meiklejohn was at the Fifth Avenue Hotel last
"ilr. Bryan will have a bunch of delegates in the
next NattonaJ Democratic Convention who will
think as he will, but his hold on the Democratic
organization in the West is relaxing," said Mr.
Meiklejohn. "Nebraska, to begin with, Is not a
Democratic State, and that makes some difference
with Mr. Bryan's prestige. Mr. Bryan was a Pop
ulist, rather than a Democrat. He got to the top
by riding on a wave of Populism. That wave has
subsided, and Mr. Bryan has been compelled to
subside along with it.
"I ha.ye seen the prophecy that he would bolt the
convention in ISM it" the platform did not suit him.
I don't belltve he will iio anything of the .kind. He
has a prosperous weekly newspaper and his la
come from it is a comfortable one. His subscribers
are largely Democrats. If he should bolt the con
vention he would lose a large number of his sub
scribers, and that would not be •» pleasant thing
for him. to think about afterward. I am not a
bettin™ man but if 1 were I would put my money
on V- eveland as a candidate for the nomination
Th*re seems to be a leaning toward him from all
around the country. Five or six years ago if any
onr had «aid that Democrats would ever turn
toward Cleveland and Clevelandism again he would
have been regarded as deficient In Judgment. He
had no friendf then. The party workers are gett ng
desperately hungry again, however, and in looking
around for some one to nominate they are forced
to remeraber that Cleveland won twice, and that
the Democrats have not been able to elect any one
but Cleveland President in forty years. It will
toterestlSgto see what the radicals in the DMno
rratic r?rtv will do with Cleveland as a candidate
Roos^veft or any other good Republican would beat
fclm hands down."
CIVIC FEDERATIONS TO MEET TO-DAY.
Local to Consider City Strike*— National to
Stick to Routine. It Is Said.
The executive and conciliation committee? of th«
New- York Civic Federation are to have a "business
dinner" this evening nt th* Ashland House, a call
for which has been issued by I^wis Nixon and
Samuel B. Donnelly, chairman and secretary, re
spectively, of the federation. The dinner is ar
ranged iii order that the members of the commit
tees may have a chance to get together and get
down to' an understanding of their duties. There
will be. an informal talk over the labor troubles in
New-York and the labor situation generally after
The m executive committee of the National Civic
Federation, of which Senator Hanna is president
will have Its semi-annual meet "f to-day at its
headquarters, ir. the Mission Building. Fourth-aje.
and Twentv-second-st. Secretary Ralph M. tasley.
of the National Civic Federation said yesterday
that nothing but routine business will be done The
National Federation cannot interfere in local dis
BRESLIN GETS NEW HOTEL.
Has Ten Years- Lease for Hostlery on Site
James H. Breslln, who conducted the Gilsey
House for more than forty years, has closed ne
gotiations with the United States Realty and Con
struction Company for the leas* of the new twelve
story fireproof hotel which that company intends
to build on the site of the Stvrtevar.t House, at
Broadway and Twenty-ninth-st. The lease is for
ten years at an annual rental of J150.000 Tna
United States Realty and Construction Company
bought the property about two months ago from
the Sturtevant heirs.
PAIR PLANS CHOSEN, IT IS SAID.
C. B. Luce Named by Rumor as Architect
for Stats Building at St. Louis
It is understood that the successful plans for
the New-York State Buildlne at the World's
Fair St. Louis, 1904, at those of Clarence B.
Luce, of No. 242 Fourth-aye. It is expected
that such will be the announcement at the
monthly meeting of the New-York State Ex
position Commission, which will take place at
the commission's headquarters. No. 12»> Broad
way, this afternoon.
The other candidates are G. L. Hems, State
Architect, whose plans were originally favored,
and York & Sawyer.
Goverror Odell. in thf course of his stay in St.
Louis in connection with the ceremonies, is said
to have remarked to S member of the New-York
commission that in his opinion the site for the
New-York State Building: in the central plateau
of States was finer than that of any other State,
that of Missouri not even excepted.
GEORGE A. KOLB HEARD FROM.
Wife of Missing Marine Engineer Gets Dis
patch from San Francisco.
George A. Kolb. the business manager of tha
Marine Engineers' Protective Association, who has
been missing from his home for several days, has
been located In San Francisco. Mrs. Kolb. at her
home, No. 321 East Thirty-flfth-st.. said yesterday.
that she had received a dispatch from her hus
band In San Francisco. The telegram was received
last night. It read:
"Am all right now. Will start for home at once.
Notify Mr. Murphy."
Mrs. Kolb explained that the "Mr. Murphy"
spoken of was Daniel Murphy, who is the assistant
business manage-- of the association.
Mrs. Kolb said last night to a Tribune re
porter that she though her husband must have
been taken to San Francisco by force.
"Thr>re could be no other reason for him to
po " she added "His financial resources would
not allow him to go on his own account. If he
had not been In some sort of trouble he would
not have said: 'All is well now.* I cannot be
lieve that he ever would have left me volunta
rily for he was very fond of me. I am much
puzzled over his absence, and I think it w,
be a very Interesting story he will have to tell
when he is home again."
TO DO AWAY WITH COMPRESSED AIR.
Rome. N. V.. May 12--The T'tlca and Mohawk
Vull«y Railroad has purchased the Rome City
Street Railway, and will begin to-morrow to equip
It with electricity, making it a part of the system
which the Utlca and Mohawk \ alley operates
throughout Central New-York The Rome road has
t»«ajOD«rated by. comi>rt:»a«d> a4r«
KATSER IS PERIL AT SEA,
The Vtstgel's Ron* Crossed by a Cat
tle Steamer in a Fog.
The passengers on th« steamer Kaiser 'Wil
helm der Gross*, which arrived her* yesterday
from Bremen, had an exciting experience last
Sunday morning about one thousand miles from
port. It was foggy, and the steamer wu pro
ceeding at half speed, aound'.tig the whistle at
intervals, when It was discovered that another
steamer was In the neighborhood by the con
tinuous wh!3tl!ng on the starboard how. Th-j
Kaiser helm continued signalling, the whistl*
being sounded for eight seconds at intervals of %
minute. The whistling of the approaching ves
sel came closer and closer aboard, and the en
gines of the Kaiser Wilhelm w?re ordered
stopped, i":»ddenly there loomed up in, the fog
and directly In front of the steamer the form of
the other vessel. She was attempting to rroe»
the bows of the Kaiser, and succeeded in clear
ing her by only about forty feet. It was discov
ered by the name on her counter that she was
the steamer Planet Venus, a cattle steamer,
on her way from Philadelphia to Avonmouth.
According to Captain Cuppers, of th" Kaiser
Wilhelm. there would hav^- been no <langer if
the Planet Venus had not ported her helm, but
had continued on her course. Some r.f th«
passengers, who oniy realized th»ir peril after
the Incident had occurred, thought that th»
commander of the Planet Venus had mistaken
the fog sijsrnai for a signal to go to port.
The suction of the screws of the »t*>am ■- whe:*
she was docking drew th* Kronprinz Wllhelm,
which was moored on the other sld«» of th«
pier, out Into the stream a few feet, and rar
ried away the freight and second cabin gang
ways. The Kronprinz Wilhelm -vi« to sail aj
4 p. m., and a few of the passengers and their
friends had gone on board the vessel. No era
was injured, although several men employed on
the pier attempted to prevent the gangways
from falling into the water by grasping th<»
lashings. The knotted end of one of the lash
ings flew into the air with a crack and struds
the Iron side of the pier with a noise Ilk* »
CANTOR STANDS BY THOMPSON.
Says He Appointed the Superintendent Aftex
Thorough Investigation of Qualifications.
Borough President Cantor said yesterday that T.v
had received from the Civil Service Board a stereo
typed communication requesting him to vouch fo?
the qualifications of Henry S. Thompson, his new
Superintendent of Buildings.
"This request." said Mr. Cantor, "was in accord,
ance with Ku!* No. 6, and simply called for arj
assertion on my part of the new appointee's quail*
I flcatior.s. I simply replied that Mr. Thompson ha
constructed many of the best building.? in this city,
Philadelphia, Boston and other cities, and that h<§
had great experience in the building line. I adde4
that he had the confidence and indorsement of tai
business community, and that his character ami
Integrity were unquestioned. I Informed the Civil
Service Board that during the last five y»ars i:r.«
mediately previous to his appointment he had beea
engaged in the building business for h:m«- that
for several years preceding that he was a partncS
in the Thompson-Starrett Company, building coc*
structors, and for soma time previous to ttut
he had been a partner in th^ building an. l
construction firm o- Thompson & Adams. I wen:
into this matter very carefully before appointing
Mr. Thompson and '•onsi«ler <J very carefully all o£
bis qualifications for the position. I did n»t ac:
hastily In the matter, and when I appointed him
I did so knowing fully that he was entirt- : quali
fied for the place. His enemies may harp aa thH
matter M much aj» they see fit. bur T did not act
carelessly in appointing Mr. Thompson. I knn-w
that he Is well qualified and that he will remier a>
good account of himself, ani all of thes* allega
tions about his not being fitt^'l for the position ar*
buncombe. I am satt?fle<i that he will <H'erinten4
thf workings of the Building Department in a man-*
ncr satisfactory to myself and those .-loaeiy Inter*
ested in the operations of that department."
MRS. MARIE CORRIGAN DIES.
Th» Rev. George W. t'orrigan. rector of St.
Joseph's Church. Newark, received wr.nl yesterday
that Mrs. Marie Corrigan. wife of Mi brother. Pr.
JoFeph F. Corrlga.i, died on Monday at her home,
near St. Leo. F!a. She had been an invalid for
several years. Mrs. Corrfsran was a native of y?w
ark. as were her husband and his brothers. Father
Corrigan and Archbishop Corrigan. Dr. Corrigan,
formerly practised in Newark, but moved to Florida
twenty years ago. He gave up practice subse.
quently. and has been ensraged in orang;» growing.
Mrs. Corrigan leaves several children, one «f ■whom.
Joseph E. Corrigan. is a law student in this city.
The burial will be in Newark.
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if some muggy, sweltering
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Men's Thin Suits— The com
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and you'll find it hard to match,
for quality or low prices.
Women's Summer Dresses
— Never was such variety known
before to ready-made clothes. Xo
matter what the need — suits for
morning wear, dresses for after
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Everything needed for the tod
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