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BOLTE OUT, CROSS REINSTATED
APPELLATE DIVISIOS FINDS CHARGES AGAINST
MUNICIPAL COURT JUSTICE PROVEN.
7 ■ Official. Restored to Old Place— Dismissal of Captain Fitzpatrick
Upheld— More Inspectors Than Allozced fif htm.
LOAN SHARKS USED HIM.
Tribune's Exposure of Persecution
in Bolte's Court Recalled.
The removal from office of Herman Bolte,
Justice of the Municipal Court for the lid Dis
trict, Bcrough of Manhattan, is ordered in a
decision which was handed down by the Appel
late Division of the Supreme Court yesterday.
The passing of Justice Bolte will be regarded
by Tammany Hall workers In the lid Assem
bly District as a blow almost equal in impor
tance to that of the removal of the late Justice
"Paddy" Divver from the police court bench
some year? ago.
Justice Bolte 1* fifty-eight years old. He has
been a power In the Tammany Tgar.izatlon of
the IM District for a quarter of a century. He
has been * civil justice there since 1899. Hii
JUDGE HERMAN 801/TE.
grotesque behavior in court has caused much
■wonder among his Tammany followers at times,
and much Indignation among lawyers who had
cas«»s before him, and it is described in the de
cision handed down by the Appellate Division.
•'' -ring to his habit of allowing his friendships
and partialities to control his rulings, as fol
This abuse of judicial discretion was oppres
sion and the discontinuance or settlement of Mti
gation was not infrequently coerced thereby.
The official conduct of the respondent became
r Judicial scandal.
About two years ago The Tribune, in a. series
of articles, thoroughly exposed the practices of
the loan sharks who made use of Justice Bolte's
court In oppressing poor and ignorant foreign
< m, getting Judgments against them by default,
putting them in jail for debt and coercing them
into paying blood money. The Tribune's cam
paign against the loan sharks was taken up by
the East Side Civic Club, at No. 254 Qrand-st.,
and Louis Lande, the club's attorney, procured
evidence and later prepared the charges which
■ere filed against Justice Bolte, in June, 1903,
by District Attorney Jerome ab a citizen.
Although Assistant District Attorney Gans
"as the attorney of record in the charges
against Justice Bolte when the case was pre
etnted to the Appellate Division. Mr. Lande and
John H. Iselln were the attorney* for the prose
cution when the case was sent before William
H. Willis, as a referee, to take the testimony.
Hearings before the referee went on from July
to late In December. 1903. Mr. Willis's report
-was filed last March, and last May the case was
argued before the Appellate Division by Wheeler
' H. Peckham for Mr. Jerome.
Justice Laughiin writes the opinion, in which
the other Justices of the Appellate Division con
cur. One of the charges was that Justice Bolte
had forfeited his office by moving from No. 3
Netv-Chambers-st.. his home for many years,
to White Plains. The decision says he doubtless
did not intend to give up hie residence in the
district, but his Intent is of little consequence
under the circumstances. The charge that he
bap changed his residence is fairly sustained,
although the court night hesitate to act in that
The Appellate Division finds that Justice
Bolte. as charged, granted judgments and body
execution* without flue servic- of process and
contrary to law.
Other portions of the opinion are the follow
Abuses of judicial process in the respondents
court b- second hand dealers in bringing ac
tions and obtaining judgments upon which body
exccutioas were issutvi without personal ser
vice of process were brought to the attention of
the Italian Consul, v.ho. together with promi
nent Italian attorney?, presented the matter to
The conduct of the respondent cannot be ex
cused for want of knowledge of the law or of
Jrts duty. Misconduct was deliberate and wil
Tbe respondent, -while on the bench, publicly
•exercising judicial functions, has at times been
■.guilty of conduct an Chas given, publicly, utter
fences to sentiments not only highly undignified,
but showing prejudice against classes of attor
mtmm and litigants on account of their national-
It v and also a determination to conduct judicial
rroce^dii.s^ arbitrarily, and despotically and
wilfully refusing «o accord to parties, or their
attorney?, their clear, constitutional and statu
YV> there/ore find all the charges sustained,
«xo*pt the third, fifth and seventh, ninth and
We are convinced that the respondent has not
the proper judicial temperament nor has he a
proper appreciation of the rictus of litigants, to
have a fair and impartial hearing.
The ir,t€:refct of the public forbids that his of
ficial misconduct be < ondone<: and requires his
- Maurice B. Blumenthal, counsel for Justice
80.".*, said last evening that he was not sure
it the case could be carried to the Court of Ap
ji—ls. but if that couid be done, there would
be en appeal, partly on the ground that the
Appellate Division should not have sent the
res* to a refere*, but should have heard the
test! r.or.y m the first Instance. An appeal, how
ever, will not stay the immediate removal of
Justice Bolte from office. Mayor McClelian will
ajppcmi a successor to serve until January 1,
190 C a new Justice beir g elected for a full term
::. November, next year.
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who appreciate real luxuries.
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appeals to the fastidious because of its delightful flavor
and sparkling purity.
BACK FOR SECOND TIME.
Court Thinks Blame Should Have
Fallen on Captains.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court
yesterday handed down a decision reinstating
Adam A- Cross as an inspector of police. Ever
since the recent reinstatement of Inspector
Donald Grant and Captain John T. Stephenson,
who were disntiusei by General Greene on sim
ilar charges of neglect of duty, the return of
Cross to the police force haa been expected.
Like Stephenson, Cross gets back on the force
a second time after being dismissed. As a cap
tain. Cross was convicted of blackmail by the
old Board of Police in 1&94 and was dismissed.
He was set back by the courts and later was
promoted to be an Inspector. He was the com
mander of the "Red Light" district, including
soveral precincts east of the Bowery, In the Van
Wyck administration. He- made sensational
raids in that district in the early part of the
Low administration, causing: the dismissal of
Churchill, the actlnp: captain in Fifth-st., but
after General Greene became Police Commis
sioner charges against Cross were drawn by
District Attorney Jerome, covering a period of
the Van Wyck administration. It was on these
charges that General Greene dismissed Cross on
May '"', 1903 after a lons trial.
The reinstatement of Cross probably will be
regarded by Police Commissioner McAdoo as an
additional argument for the plan of creating a
police court' martial, from the decisions of which
there could be no appeal to the courts. He has
declared that it is next to impossible to keep a
convicted caotain or inspector off the force. He
said yesterday that only fifteen inspectors are
allowed by law, but the reinstatement of Cross
and Grant have made the total seventeen. Mr.
McAdoo said he would have to make a place for
Cross until the.re were more vacancies, and pro
vide for his pay out of the contingent fund, aa
has been done in the case of Inspector Grant,
who Is In charge of the Street Traffic Bureau.
While the Appellate Division finds that the
proofs against Cross were not sufficient to war
rant his dismissal, it decides In the case of
Captain Fitzpatrlck, also dismissed by General
Greene, that the chnrses of neglect of duty were
well founded and supported by evidence, and
Fitzpatrick will have to stay off the force. In
the case of Fitzpatrick, too, the court decide*
that his application for retirement before the
charges were served on him was no bar to tho
action of the Police Commissioner in forcing the
trial. Fitzpatrick was accused of permitting
dens of vice in his precinct tp run unmolested
after he had been warned to suppress them.
In its decision in favor of Cross, the Appellate
Division declares that the record of the trial
chows that Cross was active In breaking up im
moral houses and poolrooms in his district, and
that the morality of his district was improved
greatly during his administration. The record
aiiio shows, the court says, that Cross investi
gated all complaints with the means at his dis
posal, but was obliged to depend on the help of
captains of precincts in the district on account
of the great number of the complaints, and there
is an intimation that the blame for failing to
close the poolrooms and dens of vice men
tioned in the charges should fall more on tho
captains than on the inspector. The court rec
ord, it is declared, does not show that any
charge of receiving money for protecting any
ot the places mentioned was made or supported
The court therefore orders the reinstatement
of Cross as an Inspector of police, with costs
and disbursements and back pay. Cross has
been a policeman since October 10, 1878, and he
will be able to retire on a pension, if he desires,
as soon as he is fifty-five years old. In the ar
gument of his case before the court EHhu Root
appeared for Cross, and It was his first case be
fore the Appellate Division after his retirement
as Secretary of War.
POLICEMAN A BANKRUPT.
Owes for Cigars. Candy, Bread, Meat, Uni
forms and Borrowed Money.
George Strebel, a policeman, living at Xo. 48
East One-fiundred-and-th!rty-flrst-st. and No. 7
West One-hundred-and-thirty-third-st., yesterday
filed a petition In bankruptcy, with liabilities or
$1,042 and assets of $08. The debts are for most
everything a -nan would n»a- cigars, candy, rent,
meat, bread nnd cake and borrowed money. The
indebtedness for borrowed money is $£37.
The principal creditors are Sohiesslnger & Co., No.
3& West Houston-st.. uniforms, $68; Ludwig Erb
One-hundred-and-thlrty-flrst-st. and Manlson-ave..
cigars ami candy, *l(i: J. S. Brown No. 49 EaFt
pr.e-hundied-and-thirty-fi!»t-Bt.. rent. $48; John
He.ns, One-hundrec-a:id-thirty-fim-st. and Madi
son-aye. meats $7; .Daniel Fogarty, Twenty-sixth
lolice Precinct, loans, $50; Frederick Weiss No
2,084 Madison-aye., bread and rake $30- Douglas
Brothers. One-hundred-and-thlrty-second-st., un
aertakers, $63; M. Weir. berg. No. 79 Park Row bor
rowed i-oney. $2; M. PrUco. 70 Park Row. borrowed
money. $1. The assets consist of three uniforms
va.u^'j at $s*); cas-li ot har.d, $5, and a pistol, $3.
SUICIDE BECAUSE OF HIS BETS.
Tailor Wagered All His Saving* on Parker,
It Is Said.
Because he had lost his election bet*. It is said.
Frederick Griebel. seventy-six years old. of Rldge
wood Heights. Long Island, committed suicide yes
terday by ehcoting himself In th^ right temple. He
was found dead in the rear of No. 755 Cornella-st
Griebel was a tailor. H<% was a native of Germany.
He made his home at a hotel in Prospeet-ave. It
is said that he had wagered all his savings on the
elec-Uon of Parker and Herrick. and that despond
er.c.y over the loss «f his money drove him to sui
SAY "WHISKEY" WAS WOOD ALCOHOL.
Samuel Flouman. of No. 15 Suffolk-et., was held
by Magistrate Poo! yesterday In the Essex Market
court for examination to-day on a charge of sus
picion of celling wood alcohol as whiskey. He was
nrrest»d by Detectives Lohmeyer and Becker, of
the ICldridge-Ht. elation, who declared that they
had bought from the prisoner what he represented
to be whiskey, but was in reality wood alcohol.
An analysis of the liquid, a large quantity of which
was confiscated, will be made by the chemists of
the Board of Health.
WOMAN KILLED BY AUTO IDENTIFIED.
The young woman, who wae run down and killed
by an automobile at Keventh-ave. and Twenty
r.lnth-at. on Thursday r.isht was identified at the
Morgue yesterday as Mrs. Llllle Brady, twenty-six
years old, a laundress, t No. 2SI Kighth-ave.. by a
man who «ala he was James Brady, her husband.
His replies to questions about her were bo un
satisfactory that hie story was discredited. Later
he said they were not married, and that her nanja
was Lillian Daiton. William vanderheyden, of No
170 Academy -St.. Jersey City, the driver of m auto
mobile, was arraiguea at tne coroner's office and
admitted to $1,000 bail.
NEW-YOKK DATLY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 12. 1004.
C. S. SMITH AGAINST ADS.
An "Amoosing" Remark from Ar
temas Ward About Tenants.
From Charles Stuart Smith, of the. Rapid
Transit Commission, fame yesterday additional
disapproval of the specimens of "art" with
which the operating company has covered the
walls of tho subway stations, coupled with the
opinion that the contractors are violating th-3
spirit, if not Che letter, of the contract with the
Rapid Transit Commission in having these s^ns
In the subway. Mr. Smith la as much opposed
to the signs as any member of the Municipal
Art Society, but as The Tribune has said, he
ana the ether members of the contract commit
tee felt that perforce they must make some in
ducements to get a bidder. Mr. Smith said to
The Tribune yesterday:
Tour journal is taking a creditable position
regarding subway at' verii3ing. with which I
Cutty agree. The public are entitled to know the
whole story from the oriplnal standpoint of the
Rrpld Transit Commission. The following ex
tract from a note aduress«\j to me by Mr. Shep
ard, then counsel for the board, is pertinent:
The contract was originally drawn with a
prohibition of advertising. It was then pointed
out to the ooiTimlrcion that the elevated rail
road had received .sl<)o.o<>o a year (I think that
waa the amount) for the advertis:>)K. and that
to cut off so much of the contractor's income
might result in a failurf to lot the contract.
Then it was that the commission changed the
form of the contract co cs to make it what It
Whatever may be the legal construction of
the contract as to advertising 1 . I am of the
opinion that the contractors have violated the
provisions and certainly the spirit of the con
The Municipal Art Society has the support of
the American Scenic and Historic Preservation
Society in its tight to abolish the signs. At a
meeting of the scenic Bociety Thursday night,
the advertising was discussed, and condemned
as vigorously as the Municipal Art Society had
condemned it, and resolutions were passed that
the society would support the art society in its
effort to restore to the people the subway sta
tions free from tbe "art woiks" with which
they are so liberally bespattered.
A SOURCE OF DISEASE.
A strong: argument against the subway signs
was made yesterda/ by an advertising man of
many years' experience. They must be a men
ace to health, he says, as no sign can be placed
so close to tho wall that it will not collect germs
and dust, which, discharged into air already de
clare! partly vitiated by many exports, would
b» a source of disease and clanger to the pas
sengers. Although alive to the advantages of
judicious advertising, he said that these signs
plastered over the station walls were an abom
inable defacement of the stations. He doubted
that they were of much advertising value even,
as people could not read them from the tratna
and were not at the stations long enough to
bother much with signs.
Regarding the ultimate removal of these
signs, there is no doubt in the minds of those
who have been making so uncent a protest
against them. That the Rapid Transit Com
mission will voluntarily order them removed
there Is the greatest doubt, so the Municipal
Art Society is preparing quietly for a long fight.
Mr. Parsons expects before Thursday to receive
a proposal from Vice-President Bryan, of the
Interborough, as to an amended method of
hanging the signs, which will be submitted to
the commission when it meets next Thursday.
Then, if permission is given to hana; the signs
after this method, a lawsuit will undoubtedly
be entered to teat the power of the commission
to make any contract which, even by implica
tion, permits the sifrns.
In the second contract, for Ihe work from
City Hail to the Battery and tho Brooklyn ex
tension, there is In th<; clause forbidding adver
tising, save with the written permit of the
Rapid Transit Commission, the declaration that
it Is not public policy to have the stations
marred or defaced by advertising signs. Though
this contract was made long before the present
agitation against the variegated signs, the com
mission must have realized tho ef!jj?ct of the
posters, plastered over the clean v>alls of the
stations. In the fact- of this declaration, there
has been no application for the advertising priv
ilege in the second edition of the subway.
TENANT REPAIRS WHEN HE MOVES.
The firm wliich holds the advertising privilega
from the operating company in the finished sub
way says it is not worried by the protests from
the public, "or the newspapers— agitators." Ar
temas Wind, head of the firm, wondered why
any change should be made in the siyns. He
had his contract with the operating company,
he said, which h;\d its contract with the city,
and if the city had taken to abrogating con
tracts, it was not the same old city in which
h< was born. It was suj^psted that the method
of adorning the walls adopted by his men had
not improved that city's property,
"Damaged? Well, if the property is dam
aged, I suppose we're liable, and the courts are
ihe places to try that out. When it's all boiled
down, you'll find that the question is simply one
of landlord and ten;mt. When a tenant moves
he repairs what damages he may have done to
the property. ;T.d if he holds a lea.^e he can't
be fired out till the expiration of thru lease.
I m not making any plans to change these signs.
It's not up to me to do any planning."
THE LENOX -AVE. BRANCH.
To Be Opened Next Week—Also
Broadway Line to Fulton-st.
Because the llsrhtlns devices have not been en
tirely installed in the Lenox-ave. branch of the
subway, that extension may not be opened as soon
as had been Intended, but It will undoubtedly be
ready some time next week. More than two h'jn
drr-d men have been working on tr.e lights on the
West Side branch, which will he running clear up
to One-hundred-and-flfty-seveoth-st by Sunday, so
the work on the East Side lias been delayed.
No ceremonies will h*> held for the opening of the
Lenox-ave. branch. Trains will be run early in tha
morning of the day chosen for the opening. The
train service between Brooklyn Bridge and Ninety,
sixth-st.. because of the trains for this East Side
branch, will be nearly doubled. In the rush hours
the local service will be increased from a three
minute headway to a two minute, the express ser
vice from a four minute headway to a two and one
half minute. West Side and East Side trains will
be run from the bridge alternately.
The Fulton-ft. sintion will ho "opened about the
same time as tho East Side branch. This will be 'a
great convenience to the downtown business men
and will relieve the crush at the bridge and City
BRIDGE CARS ROB FERRY.
Trolley Line Is Overtaxed by Rush
of Evening Travel.
Bridge Commissioner Best has been more pleased
than surprised by the rush of people to use the new
Williarrsriurg Bridge, since the cars of the Brook
lyn Rapid Transit Company have started running
on it» He is doing all he can, he says, to increase
the facilities, which already are Insufficient for the
crowds at the rush hours.
The double track trolley line on the south side
of the bridge is taxed to its utmost capacity late
every afternoon, carrying people who want to cross
the bridge and go on lo their homes in Brooklyn
on the c:-.rs. Between the hours of 5 and 7 p. m.,
particularly, thousands of people create a Jam at
the Manhattan end or' the bridge, pack all the cars
going to Brooklyn, push, scramble and fight for
places on the cars and create a congestion tor
which there is no apparent relief.
Strangely enough, the crowds at the Manhattan
terminal of the Brooklyn Bridge ar* not lessened
by the rush to the Williamsnurg; Bridge at those
hours, and the natural question is, Where do all
the people come from? The answer is found In
the loss of traffic by the ferry lines that convert;
at Broadway. Brooklyn. Just as the jam at the
Brooklyn Bridge was created by diverting travel
from the ferries, so the jam at the WUliamsburg
Bridge is taking patronage from the ferries, ar.d for
exactly the same reason. By riding across the
bridge on through lines of cars the people save
the. ferry charge*.
Commissioner Best promises to have the tracks
and conduits on the north aide of the Wllllaniab'jrg
Bridge ready for use by the beginning of January
Then the N. w-York City RaifroaJ Company can
send its cars across the bridge, using trie two
tracks and the loops on the plaza at the Brooklyn
end of the brkltfe. The electric cars running
through Fourt»«nth-it. now turn down Avenue B.
go to tho terminal of the wn:iam?uurs BrU!-;< it
Kssex and Delancey sts., an.i make a turn there.
Th. will run over th« brldg.i ami hark when l:»
l-irl.'.'ge i.s ready for th.-m. tormina 1 a. crossu>wo
connection with the man surface lines In ..tan
hattan It Is expert?. l that the K!«hth-»t. cross
town line will be connected with the bridge a.so,
forming another feeder for bridge trainc
These additional farllltlp* are txp«ct«;d to re. love
the cousp-stioji 011 UM WWlamsl>ur« Bridge for a
tlm« . When the subway extension to Brooklyn
Is in "s« there is reason to believe, that the con
gestion on both bridges across the East River will
BROOKLYN BORE A SWITCH
LITTLE BRIDGE RELIEF.
Municipal Art Society Says Tunnel
Will Be a Disappointment.
The committee on city plan of the Municipal
Art Society, of which Calvin Tomkins is chair
man, has completed an extensive report on
rapid transit in this city. The committee is
composed of John De Witt Warner, Frederick
S. Lamb. Mllo Roy Maltbie, J. O. Phelps Stokes,
Charles R. Lamb, Henry W. Sackett and Mr.
The committee makes the startling declaration
that the Brooklyn tunnel is go'^S to be some
what of :. failure, so far aa relieving the crush
on the Brooklyn Bridge Is concc/ned. On that
subject the report says:
In providing through lower Broadway and
under the East River for the Brooklyn extension
of the Manhattan subway such a route was
adopted that the larger portion of the present
Brooklyn bridge trafiic (with any increase from
the Manhattan subway; would naturally take
ir— that is to say, during the "rush hours" one
hundred thousand an hour would wish to be
carried in one direction. But as planned, this
tunnel extension between the Battery and
Brooklyn is a mere 'switch" (of ono track in
each direction) from an originally planned
Broadway subway of but one track each way
below Ann-st. With trains of six ears seating
ntty passengers, each running on one and a
half minutes headway, the full capacity would
be twelve thousand an hour, while with eight
car trains and but minute headway (longer
trains and shorter headway than can safely he
counted on) this would be IM.OUO an hour. It
can only be guessed how far these tlgares may
be reduced by the switch, etc.. conditions.
Moreover, it is startling to find that the com
mission's engineer has estimated the Brooklyn
traffic over this extension at between one-fifth
and one-half— say. one-third, at first— of this
single track capacity.
if this extension is now being built on this
pier, one can imagine Brooklyn'^ disappoint
ment when it tries to use it.. If it is not so
built the Rapid Transit Commission will havo
to explain why, after offering such a scheme
for competition, the successful bidder was al
lowed radically to change it.
Ths society early recognized thnt settlement
of the structural plan of the city should pre
c. de suggestions for its embellishment. The
belief of the society has been that increase of
population without consequent increase of con
gestion constituted the crucial city problem.
The report of the committee follows, in part:
So far as concerns the public, the great transport
interests of New-York constitute a. plngle combine
of three mutually jealous groups, the controlling
Interests steadily trending more perfectly to co
alesce, I. c., Interborough. controlling the Man
hattan and Bronx elevated and subway systems,
the Krookiyn subways and the Queans surface
railway lines; the New-York City itailway Com
pany, controlling the Manhattan and Bronx sur
face Hues, and the Brooklyn Rapid Transit, con
trolling the elevated and surface lines of Brooklyn.
In extending its own system of underground roacla
the city may well be served by utilising through
short term !»:u?es Che experience acquired by the
management of these corporations. But no such
steps frnould be taken .'is shall place the essential
features of the municipally owned system beyond
the power of the city to control them.
Transit needs have been so neglected till the de
mand and necessity for them have become so ur
gent that the public, are frequently forced to
choose between ulterior good and immediate con
venience; ar.d franchises and licenses which would
not otherwise be granted are under Rich condi
tions given for utterly Inadequate consideration.
This policy llts in so well with t.iat of the street
railways (which tind their greater* pro:it In highly
congested traffic) that it has characterized the re
lations oi! public officials to street railway com
petes In New- York City.
The committee finds that tha subway loop
is so situated at the entrance to the Brooklyn
Bridge, and that the Bclmont system is so
built that for seventy-five years to come it can
obstruct any plan either for municipal opera
tion or for other competing service, of which
the bridge, owned by the city, is a factor. The
Our polity is advised that by slightly changing
(ar.d greatly bettering), the grade of the Belmont
subway between Duane-st. and the loo».» crossing at
the Postorfiee there could be secu;ej ; . n-y of room
for a crosstown loop subway under City Hall Park,
thus continuing bridge service to the North River.
There has never been a time when any such num
bers wanted finally to stop at the Bridge entrance
or nrimarily to start therefrom a.-> to have made
any crush there. This Inconvenience has been due
to the squabbling of private franchise corporations
go well united as to head off any solution by mu
nicipal operation but mutually so Jealous that they
could not agree on connections, and ro ordered
their passengers "all out" at Park Row. It must be
assumed that the Rapid Transit Commission haa
known these facts as well as have the rest of us.
Within two years, at great expense Pourtb-ave.,
in Brooklyn! has been made, a grand boulevard,
with asphalted driveways, turfed plots and beautiful
trees. It Is currently stated that this work must
now be destroyed for subway construction, or at
great expense and Inconvenience a street less > li~!
ble for this purpose substituted therefor. Had
the principle of an early adoption of a comprehen
sive plan been followed the city would not huv,.
been put to this exp?n?e.
The report discusses at length how a combina
tion of concessions is desirable, provided tho
resulting monopoly is made one of service under
Other conclusions reached by the committee
are the following:
For some time to come street tunnels located
just below the surface -?-iIl produce the best re
sult?. In the not distant future it will probably
be found that a series of deep tunnels to suburban
points, with radiates that extend out from con
gested districts, and not necessarily following street
lines, will best serve the purposes of express ser
The city should promptly plan and begin to build
a comprehensive transit system.
THE COLUMBIA NOT IKJUBED.
Cruiser Floated at Pensacola— Damage to the
Washington, Nov. 11.— The Navy Department re
ceived a telegram to-day saylnjr that the crnlser
Columbia, which went jipround near Pensarola.
Fla., has been floated uninjured.
Secretary Morton alto reteivel a dispatch from
the commander of the monitor Wyoming, saying
ihat when the vessel grounded la a heavy fo»j
yesterday, while leaving Puget Sound !n» r =nr
board strake and several frames wer a In lured
ar.d two compartments were flooded. It
impossible to determine tbe extent oi th© 1
until the ship has been docked.
STRIKES ALL OVER COTHTTRY.
President of Brotherhood of Carpenters
President Huber of the United Brotherh
Carpenters, who is Incensed at the attitude of the
liuildtnE: Trades Employers' Association, started
yesterday morninf? on a tour throughout the coun
try to order strikes on all contra. -ts held •■%■ mem
ben of that body. Before he left the city he went
to Newark. N. J., and ordered the earpenteri on
strike again on the contracts ot the V. J. '
6c Sons Company, who, after going out 1
days ago, returned to v/ork again. MO3I of t!;..
former strikers quit.
He ordered a number of strikes apainst mrniber^
of the employers' association In Baltimore last
evening, und will order strikes In Wasnington to
day. He says that as tho employers' associatlaa
has decided to Riant him nu conference U
nothing left for tti* Brotherhood but : 1 right.
in the mean tinu- the lock< <i out 1. • :. in Manhat
tan tisk fur funds 10 continue the Osht. Th.
net makers' union, which is a 61 of tho
Urotherhood in this city, l.as >,*nt a letter to ihe
national headauarUrs of thu Brotherhood in [a-
UianapoiiF. asking for financial aid. Th
the national body haa jl.tHMi.twt 1 in the tr< umry, i- 1
Is not Intended a-s a savings bank,
treasury lias been contnbut.-j by the mem)
It was denied yesterday at the Building Trades
Club that the employers had refused to confer w.i ,
Poieon in the Subway? Views of experts, etc.,
in to-mcrrow's Tribune-
ARMY AND NAVY NEWS.
(FROM TUB TUWH BVIIBAU.I
Washington, November U.
NEW DISEASE RgyQUTgP. BWl>f»n W. &
Eucher, on duty at Olongapo and Cavlte naval sta
tions, reports that a new (!!.«^ase has been discov
ered on the A*!r.tic Station. It Is known aa "Phil-
Ipptettlc." It niakea it" niipoar«nce .'t«r .in offlrrr
w~-cnllEted man has been In the islandu a short
time. The first symptom 13 ios» cf mcrnvry. which
makes i; necessary to keep a notebook at all ti;n«i
to jot do'vn the merest trifles. Another symptom
is indifference to everything about one. tad I to*
siro to put off until tj-ino'rrow even tho*»" things
which 'uv4t be don« to-day. It is the blight f>i
"m*aaxm." so ob?trv;ibiu in tho natives of ttui»ic.i«
countries, iJtia it Is for this reason that the Mirc^on
urji>3 that sstylcs in th* isi.indii be cut down to
thy shortest period, le.<s than two years, if ;:oa
ulble. Some of the serious result* of th" ccm
pJair.t are alcoholism. »tn expensive use of tobacco
iii.a otii.r indulgences, ThL- drlnUas of vu.o has
tncreared amons the enlsstt-n force m the Isl".ti«s.
an.! tho train of unfortunate incidents in. * .-.-;
this habit Is a. familiar topic in th<» reports or
STAR MILITARY COLLEGIANS.- Tl>9 ofSlcJp.l
army register each year contaira a list of colleger
where officers are detailed as professors of military
science. The list also Includes thff liattl of ttta
thrct students who stand highest in the military
department All the colleges have not furnish? I
th« list of star students. The reports M far •--
ceive.! include the following eo!>s<>s In New- York
and New-Jersey: Frederick Alton ['nc<f, Jr., £Y i^.aias
Eiii?<s Van Winkle ami Georjre Andrew Mount,
Rutgers College. Now- Brim* wi It: Marlon ORllvle
I'rtnch, Georse R. L<slifl jr., and Van Tuyl Har
rir.ston. New- York MiiilCi'v Aca:lemy, < ornwn.l
on-Hudson: Wlnthrop C. Bailoy. Donni.l H. Irippe
ami Uro.?venor A. Farker. Riverview Military Acau
er.. y, I'oughkeepsie.
WORK AT NAVY YARDS.— Although recojn!*
ins the 3:: ability of having MM of the govern
ment yards equipped for building nav.il vestels of
the largest size, Hear Admiral W. L. Capp3, ch>r
constructor ol the navy, in his annual report, pub
lished at the Navy Department to-day, says that
'"the repairing and overhauling of the fleet rr>u«t
at all times remain the important work of navy
yards, and In time of war their resource* will bo
taxed to th« utmost in performing such work."
The navy, he says, is increasing so rapidly that
amplci work will bo provided for the navy yards
by "repairs and rents" alone. Of the work en tin
battleship Connecticut, building at the Xew-Yoric
yard, the chief constructor says that, despite evtry
effort to reduce the cost of this, the first battle
ship to b« constructed in & navy yard, to '.he most
economical basis, "it chii hardly be hoped that tho
W cr^ will be done as cheaply as when performed
[p. private shipbuilding yards, whose rau>s of pay
for tilno hours' work are. in nanny cases, less than
those betas paid for e!j,ht hours' work at the navy
yard at New-York. It may aiso be not*>d that pri
vate shi; varda do not pay their per d;em employes
fo" holidays or when on leave, whereas a TO*
lart-fi proportion of p^r diem employes on the *.on
rcc-ticut itcetvc pay for fi/teen days 1 leave and
seven public holidays during the calendar year,
v'.thout any work being don« in return tMrefcr.
He adds that the satisfactory results obtained with
the Connecticut have not been accomplished witn
out unusual effoit. Attention is called to the ur
gent necessity for adeouat© <lockin«r facilities for
vessels of th« fleet and for ttie building of addi
tional piers and general Improvement of the berth
insr' faculties at tho navy yards. Admiral Cupi>a
earnestly recommetida that the department permit
the detail of three officers of the construction corps
•is ;>'sißtants to the Bureau of Construction and
Ptcair Many improvements in navy yards aid
reconim*n<ted. hut the estimated coat of this worn
is not included in tho portion of tho report ma<io
ORDERS ISSUED.-Tfco following army an<l navy
orders have been issued:
Con'ra-* Surtc-on SAMUEL S. TURNER, to homo, and
report to Suree'in (sen;ra! for annulment of contract.
Lieutenant U A. EOSTWICK. to Naval War Co!le«.
Ututenani U A. KAISER, to Bureau of Equipment.
"**•** MARINE CORPS.
Major CON M. PERKINS, from naval hospital. Mar«
Island, to home and ay.alt orders.
MOVEMENTS OF NAVAL. VESSELS.— Tha fol
lowing movements of vessels have been reported to
the Navy Department:
November 10— Tt»e Dolphin an! the Culgoa at Tompklns
vl!le: the St*w»rr at S^wall Point: the Pra:ri» at
Newport News: the V.'yor.ilm at Bremertr>a; th»
Yankton at Newport; the Columbia at Pemacola.
Noveinuer 10 — Th* Lebanon, from Newport for L«mb«rt
GENERAL WADE'S REPORT.
Troops Still Needed in Philippines —
The Canteen Favored.
Washington. Nov. 11.— General J. F. Wade, com
mander of the Philirpine Division, In his annual
report says cholera has disappeared from the isl
ands. He says that while the troops in the Isl
ands have not been actively engaged thHr presence
there Is necessary as an aid to the authorities.
The general adds:
The Filipino soldier, both scout nnd constabulary,
has done, and is doing, pood work, but it is the
work of the trained soldier against the mob. He
has been well armed, <Irille.l and disciplined by
American otlicers, and l»d by these officers against
the undisciplined, unUrilled and poorly armed out
laws of the provinces: men of I;'* own mcc. but
lacking his advantages nnd having nothing to
gain and all to lose by righting. The talk of the
Hlipino soldier has cone so far that rniny persons
have evolved theories for a continental array, to be
composed in whole or in part of natives. In fact,
to Judge by what one pres and hears, most army
officers and many civilians seem to keep bills for
this purpose tn stork, fully developed and reedy to
be drawn up In the form of an aft of Congress.
In onf respect, too many of these schemes resemble
the numerous projects for a Filipino republic, which
provide, by name, for a dictator and a lieutenant
The ppnernl adds that Is to be hoped that within
a reasonably short period conditions will have Im
proved sufficiently to enable the constabulary to
ktep the peace throughout the Islands, and that
"then the borrowed troops can be returned, and, by
order of the President, the number of companies
reduced." In his opinion the time has not arrived
when an arrangement can be made for the proper
garrisoning of the island. The actual value of the
Filipino as a regular soldier, he says. la still an
open question, adding:
His staying power when brought against a force
equal or superior in number, drill and arms, his
loyalty to those who employ him and many other
questions of vital importance have not been de
cided. He has, to some extent, been a pupil to the
American soldier, but is far from being a graduate.
General Wade approves the canteen, saying:
Under the canteen system more men will remain
in the post, keep better dressed, have more money
ami more self-respect. The young recruit will be
i' s liable to become a drunkard, as he will not be
Drought in contact with the low dives that flourish
in the near vicinity of military posts when prohibi
tion rules on the reservation.
NAVY YARD A MENACE.
Foul Water Causes Danger to
Health of the City.
fFItOH THE 7RIM.WE BUREAU. 1
Washington, Nov. 11.— Medley] Director A. F.
I"i '•■, of the navy. In making the sanitary report
of the New- York Navy Y^rd. says:
I have to state that the health of the yard Is
threatened by ih« control by Brooklyn of an inlet
Of the l.i: 1 River and th* land surrounding; It.
which extends fox ball a mile up into the city in
the direction of Cuns.or.-ave.. between the navy
yard wall on the eastern end of the yard and ihe
naval hospital. The shore on the eastern side- of
the inlet and at Its head to the s:uth Is controlled
by the city, and is in use for market, manufact
uring and other I urpeses; a:;u alutoush no jewers,
excepting ih.i.- ior storm water, empty into this
Inl ■.. vet tlu- water i? made loul by ih« washing
from the streets .>f the city. In pplte of the swing-
Ins ■-<• ■ eat^a underneath the causeway Intended
to prevent It. some contamination of Whitney Basin
results. Ihi inlet is a n:as>3 of stagnant water.
subdivided Into hrnalier divisions by UotJ of pivts
running oat Into it rroia the eastern (dee. it is
freshened by :;o tidnl .'low or current, excenttns
what may possibly Bow into :t f:< us vVhltney uastn
underneath the causeway :.irm:!;;i the ti«te sates.
v. luili v.-tre built for the purpose of affording this
re !. but which are or' very slight effeeL It Is
evident, therefore, mat. as me neighborhood nets
more crowded, and as the inK t itself coins* to be
more used aa a means of transferring to «nd from,
th;^ condition of the water will become more and
more V at
Thij i:? an Rlarnrag state of afTnirs. aril there
seems to be no remedy. To force » r!arlJ>lnc: cur
r«-:it throosjh tbla tool pocket <; an engtaeextai tusj-
Involving, very 1 :■ h\ ••■v';ien«? and no small -u'.ty
The onditton i- very sarieoj at prtsent. ■■,'. I!H
projected slaoghterhouse aow under cons*o>ratiflsi
and . pparently : bout to t>" built, will m ike the o.<:i
ditton worae. This stanghterhaoae is 10 bo an <?x
penstve plant, and U to >.- l.ullt at the very head
of the Inlet, where v will be farthest removed
from rui> poesttle change In '!:<> water by cuirwi
or tl le. It la Intr-nird ;o afford farllltie^ for a'l
1 Hghtertns f- ■:• the city of Brooklyn at this
place and to bring .. tramber of cattle ■ np
ami town till-, inlet to supply ti:<- ■laoshternon**.
H !-> s.«nt that every sctantiißc Slid hyaHenla yre
cautlon ato v " tax i: 10 protect the neighborhood
and the water of the In'.ct. but tv ap!te of this It
r»mj!ri true that nn account of a possisia la;,*,
from p«rf«-ct -iffp r m ri'ion '•( •■:■■: 'Y« water
is bound •-, ->«• r> i ■.'I foul, ■ '.'.ins the bin a
pest hole. It I? evW»nt that the watertront select- I
is the worst possible on* fur the ftlaofrhterhooM
and justly !^ strenuously objected to by the official-!
of the navy y.-«M.
The principal medical w.-»rk In this yard ee»lw»
(3 I his first aid to Injured workmen. The ir«n
employed by *h* roverr.aieut and contract* av«rajr»
d.i! ; y 3.** l. Th» 'r.*r\\ ranter of injuries and eas»i
■ ' V -v-orary illness treated >vaa 1.152. or II easts
for *«eh working «J.«y.
MAY BECOME- REPUBLICANS
JSx-SenatOT Smith and Others Said
To Be Dis£u*ted with Their Party.
Trenton. >.'. J.. Nov. ii (K3^cioi>.— prcmli«j
to be a «ec3iui poKtical !. -us .^e in l<mj. v
will shortly follow the cyclone that StTOdl the !>•
rnccracy last Tuesday. Tl-.ere h;. • teen 3lgns of
this after.-i". but ttm com 1 U-.ition In^ arranjr«vi
r^Lwcen T\T.i:am J. Fryan. Tl-cr. I". W-.tsoa ail
William IX. M»arst he.«« h.isten-jd ir. The Mcond
lar.dslida will consist of the desertion of th« De
mocracy by a n'JCibor of croniaert racrnfcers «f
that pcriy »ad Iketr joining the »iepi;Mt.*an parts,
They wO ' ur.::t " with the ReputDcaaa. m l ;"..
churches exafaii ft Wfeep ccrvcr^i are addid k i
Had tiie Rrynr. v-'.'ik or the IVm-j-rTtlp part?
won .it Hm !?t. Lrmir ronvcr;t!or Ir.st .? -■-•. thfr^
wc,-jM hav<» b?en a puVlir ar.r.'jvr.r*rnenr of th» ic
tertioa of a scar* or so or (>:itt:nr.*> D*.roent!^
leaders to unite with t'.:e Republican party la s»^.
Jersey. Tho fact, however, t^.u ih* 4 »oun!
money slsjptat came out shcad. th*r.ks to tte Par-
Ucr telegram:, induced th': J. s irmen In ques::;^
to remain tr-i*' to th«« n:,i T:\.A\ for another rarr.
paigr.. Probably that ctrcur;i :iam*e alone ir!-n;
not hnv>- prevented the exo<fi;». but th? stanch
fight rnat> hy th* Jersey rlelegatjon for Grov«r
Cleveland placed th" leaders in a r> alt ion where
they could not honorably de«ert the sh.p unt.l ai.«r
It was last rprln^ that Jarr.o3 S.xith. cor.si<ltre<»
the leader of ,he New Jetasj Ovum racy by a Bret:
part of the party. to!<! a ftfend of Ms that fc^
seriously cDnsi^.errd l<?avinpr the D mner : ■ rvr.i
becoming a Republican. Th- purport of the ex-
Senator'a stau»rr;i»iit -*v.« as follows:
"What is the use of hanjrinK onto the old hulk,
anyhow? The radical ekn:«nt .3 apparently in cor.
trol. I have nothing In tyrap. -ihy w..:. It. Ido r..t
agree with Bryan or hl3 fartwn We Ijxm no
chance cT ninninj: ar.y more 1^ New-Jf rfy. The
Republicans are firmly tatrcaelMd ami will cor.r.'p.-^
in power until there 'a ■ r»lllluUOH !n Urn Democ
racy as a new party !s it—tea Our cirr.p^igrw
are farces. We «re: novhvre ar. 1 . have r.o money i>>
speak of. What is contributed iwei mostly froa
my pocket or is o'ctal^M ... :n from persoaal
friends. The corporation* ar» vita th« Republi
cans, and whatever they do in a r.r.iri^Ul way tae;.
do for the r.epublican c i:.u. . :es. I am tlreti Of
putting up without tar.gib'.e results. Then was a
time when I thought It waj possible for us to g't
a Democratic >pi«!.-it':T-- on» of thr years when 1
United States Senator was to be caoaea and tUen
I might have secured another terni.
"But that 13 a!l over." cortlnue<l the aerator
"It will be a lor.? time tatON the Democrats •will
have the 1?."3t chance. Meanwhile, I am ptajtas
political solitaire, .»o to speak. My business aSßa
t'.ons are mostly with Reimbl'c^ns or corporations
officered by Republicans. In a social way. . kn^w
more Republican?. But. fcesl-ies a!l this, I really
believe the Republican party of to-day 13 the «uf*r
or.» tor an active business man to support. Whlja
the party ha-? its faults, it i.^ certainly -superior tt>
th« present and of Democracy."
This, as already slated, was last spring;. T. H e S:r.
ator is understood to have taik^ti with a rv:Tib<»r
of his intimate Democratic i'rieid3 and found nearly
ail cf his mind. Then ram° the n«tiona! Mmvtn-
Uon. and Smith was jMfsaaded by h's c>;<s .: - ■ -
ates In the Senate, like Gorman an. l Hill. M | '•
them in a fi'al effort to redeem t::<> Democracy.
He agreed, but said Orreland was the only awq
who could win. He endeavored to pet Mr. rieve
land's consent to run. and even wnen he
letter from the «x-Vrestdeni absolutely r?fvis:r^ t >
run Smith went to St. Ix>ula and worked hard -o'*
the Princeton sage. SmUii did not consider Park*;
the proper candidate, but joined his friend.* to ' '■■
Ing a prominent place- on the national comtrir!^<\
He did not remain Ion.?, however, owing to a f* n>T »TT
out with Taggart. He went to California fw 1
month. When he came back he was rod by \Vi:u
iam J. Thompson that there was a dwm to s<"t
some money from the n.itinm! comrrltte*. which
rould be used for Black for Governor a:il to char.. •
the complexion of the legislature. a::.t
Thompson went to h«*:nlq'iartor?". and. a?f>ordlns; t■>
a prominent Democratic newspaper, receive.! BOJOO
for New-Jersey. The Tribune told from time to
time how that "boodle" v.as u;»ed.
It did no jrood, however, except possible for per
sonal purposes. The party was oaatfoonj fceatca,
and right on top of the lr-nf?=!fri* camt» the news in
The Tribune that Bryan. Hearst and Wattaa wen
coin? to leorgamj* the Deiaocracy. That la <rnou. ..
for Smith, while h» may wait a short time, ir n
understood he will ouietly make known before lor.ij
that he will be a Republican In the futitre.
Whether he will endeavor to take an active par:
as a convert la the party he so long opposed is aM
In addition to James Smith, it Is reported that
D»mocrat3 of the star.din? of G<?oriJr 1 R. IVr iv.
William C. Heppenbeimcr. Benjamin F. Lee. Will
i -•!-. B Gourlcy. Alvah A. Clark. Rufus Blo.ls?tt
and Henry C. Kel=«y will unite with 1:1 ai. I
can party' before the end of the year.
FALL KILLS LAWYER.
W. 11. Lyons Dies in Private Hos
—Accident at Home.
William H. Lynn?, a lawyer, thirty-five years
old. whose office was at No. 170 Broadway anl
home at No. 32 West Thirty-eighth-st., died
yesterday at the private hospital el Dr. Samuel
McCullagh. No. 88 West Thirty-eigh:h-st.. from
Injuries sustained by a fall at his Man las:
Mr. Lyons reached his home about 10:3:>
o'clock, and in ascending the stairs to h:3 bed
room lost his footing- and fell to the rrarl>.e> floor
of the hall. Dr. Joseph Collins, who lives in th*
same house, was called to tre.it MB, ar.d. fir.l
fnar that his injuries were serious, suggested
that he be sent to the hospital of Dr. MlCuI"
lash. At the hospital Dr. John F. Erdniann. o.'
No. 60 West Flfty-second-st.. was oalM i:i
consultation, and yesterday Dr. Fieldir.g L. Tay
lor, of No. 173 West Seventy-third-st.. the family
physician of Mr. Lyons, was also called. _l>s
eymptotna Indicated that Mr. Lyons badsuirereo
an injury to the base of the brain. He M ir.co
profound coma, from which he never awoke.
Mr. Lyons was a native of Richmond. \ a., and
was the son of Jud^e William H- Lyons. a ( -
tinKiiished lawyer of that ciry. ' *."' n I \v
ated from the UniverMty of Vftjrtiiia in ««*»
soon came here. He was for several »•»"•*:
tsociated with the law inn of Davw . sio ..e *
Auerbach. For the last four years he taOMn
with Weeks. Battle & Marshall. His bodj •»
be taken to Richmond for burial
FREDERIC UHLMANN'S RETIREMENT.
The board of directors of the American Ma':Ung
Company, to their recret. were obliged M amtt W
name of Frederic rhlmann ttom ****£* J
directors at their annual E»«*" n 7 *Vt c- 'wSpi
his request on account of 1.1 fcealtn. ■■' c - >-'" ii~
him to leave the city for some IBB*
LAND COMPANY INCORPORATED.
Albany. Nov. 11,— The Be'.lcourt Land ".-any.
of TsTsolW. Nassau County, capital S.; —>. **
aasona the companies teeorporat tc-day. Tie
directors Include R. N. Puffcss. A. C. he eves aw
C. F. Moran, cf New-York City.
WHEELS ONE PEANUT IN BARROW.
A young wennr. wheeling a »ayly d^vora:9«l
wheelbarr-.w In Which repoaec! a single peanut
thro ugh the streets of the lower West Side at
tracted a biz? mini early last right. Bet nv.-.-i »•»
not unbalanced. Km had mm Mon Parker
«nJ Herricic. The left her home, at No 311 \^**|
Nlnete«nth-sL, with at«ut s. v» nty-n..- friend* n
attendance., «nd before she- hud reached *-*»~£
aye, she h&d a CvOowtns «f aboai Bye huanij
Th!« wae licroa^ed DJT scores every block ■>>■
pushed tho whetibarrow v.- Eighth-aye. M t-^^
teenii»-st and thence U> Nlnth-ave. and her ho:a«.
SNOWFALL UP THE STATE.
Interlakrn. N. V.. Nov. IL- Nearly thre« lnch««
Of sn^>w were on the ground herd to-day. Tn»
mercury wen: down to B
MINE WORKERS THREATEN STRIKI.
'P.T TM»ff TO THS TFt:B"N-T: 1
WUkesbarr*, Pwiui Nov. I. The mire worker*
ef '"oxo Bros. & Co.; not hartes received any * n *
ewer to their demand-" for the remstatcmeßt of r»o
( flce:s of the ostoa discharged Iran the r>rr!r.Ber
roiti^ry for tmtuctns the men to r< :-.ia:n iurf »•*
3>litchell Day. a » :• -i- ■•■>'»< -' strike .^n Jfocw
the nwn, ■: ry v.U! not »nbnUi ihe V^f^j'
the caneUlatbHi board, bteaaaa t!i«- .om;-n>. . ia '-
lay. bas ttot -a*ve«l ■ : ■<■ of tho rectnt awards 01
tl.-* t0...,!. •
Poison \ the Subway? Views of •- >• **• •'-•-
in to-morrow's Trifc-ne.