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COTTON MM IN SESSION.
WELCOMED BY. GOVERNOR.
"Ntxc-England Manufacturers Meet
in Atlantic City.
tßy TWMrraoh to The Tribune.!
Atlantic City. N. J.. Sept. 20.— Formally wel
comed to the State and city by Governor E. C.
"Stokes and Mayor F. P. Stoy. the semi-annual
meeting of the New-England Cotton Manu
facturers* Association opened at the Chalfonte
to-day. Fully three hundred delegates were in
attendance, representing millions of dollars of
manufacturing interests. James R. MaeColl, of
Pawtucket, R. 1., president of the association.
presided over the session. Governor Stokes, in
his address of welcome, reviewed the cotton in
Cotton culture Is confined to the South, but it
Is spun by the hardy fons of the North The
cotton gin was invented In New-England,
country should be the head work of the
facturers. In 1900 there wore two and one-haJf
times more spindles in Great Britain than in ihe
United States, but it Is to be hoped tlv.s will
stimulate manufacturers to such an extent that
we will reach first place In manufacturing, as
well as in the growth of the raw material.
In Xew-Jersey wr have peculiar notions. "We
discipline the trusts by taxing them and build
schools with the pr"ci>pds. so that our children
can get an education as ?ood as they do in New-
England. "We als.-. build highways, and we can
boast that we hav<^ ono-third of all of The stone
roads in the United States We return annually
to the various communities the sum of $1,000,
000 in the shape of local taxes. Some of tlie
money is used to exterminate the mosquito pest,
which exists in all States, but only advertises
At the close of Governor Stokes's address
President Mac Coll read his report. The busi
ness of the session, which will last over to
morrow, was left 1n the hands of a, committee
on resolutions. The committee's report is ex
pected to contain some reference to the cotton
report scandal which has engaged the attention
of the Department of Agriculture at Washing
ton. Just what action will he taken has not
been made public, but it is understood that it is
in the minds of many to ask the delegation to
take steps to pee that such reports which are
issued from the department are trustworthy 'n
In his address this morning President Mac Coll
touched lightly on the subject. He said:
The Southern Cotton Growers' Association
has clone excellent work in exposing tlia dis
honesty of officials in the bureau of statistics of
the department. Estimates of the acreage or
condition Issued by the government should sur
pass all private reports in accuracy and trust
worthiness, and employe* engaged in the work
should be both capable and honest.
It Is to be hoped that the reorganization of
this branch of the government service will be
thorough. It should include not only the method
summarizing the figures in Washington, but the
whole system of getting information from the
cotton growing- districts. If the government re
ports can be relied on they will be of value in
restraining speculation which has lately been so
disastrous to our trade.
In speaking of the foreign trade Mr. Mac Col!
The total world exports of cotton gooes
amount annually to about $700,000,000. Great
Britain alone exports £400,000.000. Previous to
this year the highest of the United States was
only $32,000,000. The fact that SO per cent of
the world's cotton is raised in this country and
that 60 per cent of American grown cotton is
sent abroad to be manufactured calls attention
still further to the meagTeness of our foreign
business. The impression prevailing- in some,
quarters that our producing capacity has forged
ahead of our consuming- power has some meas
ure of justification. It must be remembered
that in recent years the producing power of a
spindle ha? been greatly augmented by higher
speed and other improvements in conditions?
With these considerations in view there is an
urgent call to endeavor in every possible way
to cultivate ana extend our exports. We are
now not supplying over 7 per cent of the world's
exports, and the consuming power of the world
has by no means reached its limit. We must
reach out with might and main to secure a far
larger share of this trade, and with peace re
stored we shall undoubtedly see in the near
future great expansion in China and Japan.
Speculation in cotton figures by parties who
have no Interest in cotton growing or manufact
uring is generally felt to be Injurious. Buyers
lose confidence in the stability of values and
cotton goods get out of harmony with the raw
staple. Manufacturers have not the super
human wisdom required to buy always at the
right time, and, as a consequence, they are sub
ject to heavy losses on cotton bought at too
high a figure.
F. G. Bailey, president of the American Floating
Exposition, ■who is attending the convention, was
expected to make an address on the plan and scope
of the exposition. The members of the New-Eng
land Cotton Manufacturers' Association are much
concerned in any project that has for its purpose
the enlarging of foreign demands for their
DAMAGE TO JAPAN'S RICE FIELDS.
Yokohama. Sept. 20— the view of the continued
Unseasonable rain it is anticipated that there will
be a decided failing- off In the rice crop this year.
Quotations of foreign rice here have riser, the
Rangoon beiriar now at 5.10 yen and first class at
4.85 yen. Barley is expected to maintain its price
SAY DAKOTA BEAT OREGON'S RECORD.
' St. Paul, Sept. 20— Great Northern Steamship
Company made public a statement to-day showing
that .the world famous trip of the battleship Ore
gon from the North Pacific to the North Atlantic
in the Spanish war. hag been outdone by the Great
Northern Company's steamship Dakota. The Da
kota ran from New-York to Seattle. makme ht-r
first stop a« Corcne], Chili, and another at San
CLOSING GRAIN RATE HEARINGS.
Washington. Sept. 20— The last hearing in the
L/ouisville grain rate case was begun to-day by the
Interstate Commerce Commission, C E. Conipton,
traffic manager of the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad Company, continued th« testimony begun
In the hearing several w<=-ek« ago at Louisville
Hearings have been held at Birmingham, Ala
Louisville and St. Louis, and several thousand
Puces of testimony have been tr?ken
B. AND M. GETS VERMONT LINES.
Springfield. Mass.. Sept. 20.— The Vermont Valley
Railroad, of Vermont. was purchased to-day by the
Connecticut River Railroad Company at a joint
raeetinjc of the stockholder? of both companies
here. By this action the Boston and Maine Rail
road, which leases the Connecticut River road, fu
ture* an almost continuous line from Springfield to
Windsor. Vt. The only break is a short stretch
between South Yemen and Br&ttleboro. where the
Boston and Maine tracks cross the-" of the Cen
tral Vermont Railroid. Th purchase includes thf>
Sullivan County Railroad, a small holding of the
Vermont Valley line.
PRICES OF LUMBER ADVANCED.
Norfolk. Va.. Sept. 20.— Announcement was made
:o-dav that the North Carolina Pine Association at
Its meeting :n Norfolk >esteiday afternoon ad
vanced the price of all grades of lumber, includ
ing dresged and rough timber, the- average advance
beinz 75 cents a thousand feet. The. advance went
Into effect at once, and circulars are to-day being
•cat out to the trade giving notjee of the change
The North Carolina Pine Association Includes ij
the biir lumber mills In Eastern North Carolina.
Virginia nra Eastern Maryland.
With the Grocer
the Marketman .
With ail Trades People.
That is why a
is so essential in a well
tftW YORK TCLLPHOKE CC.
15 Day Street.
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LAWSON RAPS HEINZE. f
Tells Story of Copper Man's DeaU
in "Frenzied Finance/
The instalment of Thomas W. Lawson's "Frenzied
Finance" in 'Everybody? Magazine" for October
Js chiefly devoted to F. Augustus Heinze, with in
cidental descriptions of I'nited States Senator Will
iam A. Clark and C. W. Barron. of "The Boston
News Bureau." These three men. says Mr. Law
son, are "FubsidUry actors" in the Amalgamated
Copper drama, who are "not to be found In the
pleasant suburbs of respectability . . . but must
be sought In the red light haunts of business."
Here is Lawson's lurid pen picture of Heinze:
The man was a perfect fit for the eight-cornered
hole he found awaiting him in this Western Coney
IslanJ (Butte. Mont.). He had ability akin to |
genius of tti.. order that win? eminence in bunco
and confidence operations, boundlcsslv ambitious.
Inordinately egotistic, he w.is totally devoid of
moral perception; and. utterly heedless of the con- ;
sequences of his actions, there was nothing he
dared not attempt. Heinze had been but a short
Ume in Butt- befors he had acquired throughout
the State a repu'ation for absolute fearlessness.
Among- the keepers of gambling: hells and barrooms
he was reckoned a prince of good fellows Seven
nights in the week he co-.Ud drink under the table
every man among- the licentious company that fre
quented these gilded establishments, and then sit
in at a faro game wh^sc- proprietor had never been
Known to put on a limit and make him "quit."
Artrpssey of a certain order adored him, and to
the ladies of the red light district of Butte Fritz
Heinze was th<* beau ideal of manly beauty and
heroism. Evpn in those days, before he had made
his flrst strike fnr fortune. Heinze's colossai egot
ism—which is of the I-must-be-in-the-limellght
when-it-str;kes-the-grandstand order— had made it
self feit; but while his admirers admitted it as a
defect, it had not then acquired the proportions I
thu it subsequently attained. Th:3 overweening
vanity is the keynote of Heinze's make-up, for the
courage he sets so much sto.-s by is absolutely its
offspring. When the crowd turns its back this
bold, bad man seeks a she l .'. Popularity is the
rreatn of his nostri'.a, and he was cowardly enough
to deny hi» Jewish origin because he imagined it
w?uld detxact from his distinction.
Men of the Heinz* ty Pe soon acquire all the un
nergro :r.d stcrets of the community in which they
live, ar.fi it was no', long before the young- engineer
Knew about the queer relations between the Boston
ana Montana and Butte and Boston properties
H;s attempt to capitalize this Insida information
for bis personal benefit at a larger figure than
tne schemers wnose game he had "dropped to"
thought fair brought on a violent row, and the in
dustrious and ambitious young Gentile-plated Jew
found himself scheming from the other side of the
There came a day when H. H. Rogers and his
associates in the Amalgamated realized that Heinze
was seriously interfering with their consolidation
plans, and it wu decided to buy him out. Several
agents, one after another, failed to reach an
agreement with him, and finally Mr. Rogers him
self met Mr. Heinze. Mr. Lawson, speaking of
this meeting says:
By the time Hcinze got through swelling up at I
f.ogers's condescension, any sar.e trade was out of
"Lawson." said Mr Rogers, "that fellow is one
of the few people on earth who are absolutely im
possible. He eees nothing- in all the world but
himself. It is positively degrading for a man to
be in his presence. I held myself in and smoth
ered my self-respect for over an hour, and we can
now m;ike up our minds we must fight him to a
The fight was on, says Lawson, but Heinze saw
that he needed an ally in order to maintain his I
position in Montana, He found that ally in Sen
ator Clark, the owner of the United Verde mine
and of copper and newspaper properties in Mon- I
tana. Lawson says of Senator Clark:
Without the physique, mentality, or experience
to guide his footsteps, William A. Clark set out
In a woedchuck way to express himself along
three lines— pleasure, power and notoriety. His
course in the pursuit of, pleasure is not germane
to my chronicle. His castle, a pastry cook's night
mare hi bronze and marble, adds a new horror to
the architecture of New-York. But his political
career became an integral part of this story when
he linked forces with Heinze in return for the lat
ter's assistance in the contest he had just e-ntered
into for a sclt in the great and sacred United I
One day there was a violent decline In Boston
and Montana stock on the Boston Exchange, the
attack being renewed on the second day. A. meet
ing was arranged between Rogers and Heinre m
the former's office. The two men were together
for three hours, but made no headway toward ar
riving at an understanding. At the close of the
market announcement was made that a receiver
had been appointed for the Boston and Montana,
at Heinze's request. That meant. Lawson explains,
that on the next day the value of the stock might
shrink $22,500,000, and that all tfte other Boston
''coppers " would go by the board. Lawson himself
undertook to negotiate with Heinze, appealing to
him, not as the agent of Rogers, but solely for
Lawson and hi? friend? and following, and telling
him that he had it in his power to prevent the
ruin of Lawson and his friends. Lawson offered
Heinze $3,000,000 for his properties, law suits and
all interests in Montana. "Heinze wanted a written
offer of $5,000,000 from Rogers and William Rocke
feller, which h^ might or might not accept, and a
paper signed by them, which he could publish, ad
mitting that they had begged him to settle and
agreeing that he should be president of the consoli
dated company These terms Lawson knew to be
impossible of "acceptance, so he instantly changed
his tactics, and pretended to abandon Rogers, look
ing out for the safety of himself and his friends
clone. Heinze fell Into the tr^p, and concerted
measures with Lawson by which the two should
profit richly in the expected stock market crash of
the morrow. From Heinze, Lawson hastened to
Rogers, to whom he explained fully what he calls
the "foul plot." and the next day. acting against
Heinze in the market, in the light of his complete
knowledge of Heinze's own plans, he came near
accomplishing the latter's financial destruction.
CAtfAJOHARIE HAS A FIREBUG.
Rewards Aggregating $2,000 Offered for
His Capture and Conviction.
Utica, N. V.. Sept. 20.— The village of. Canajo
harie has in the last year suffered severely
from fires which, beyond question, have been of
incendiary origin. The latest of these occurred
on Sunday, when a warehouse was destroyed,
entailing a loss of $10,000. When the fire was
discovered there was delay in sending in the
alarm, because the flr<*. signal box nearest to
the warehouse was found to be out of order.
The Board of Village Trustees and the Board
of Trade to-day offered a reward of 82,000 for
the arrest and conviction of the incendiary. The
village offers $1,000. the Board of Trade an
equal Bum and a committee is obtaining sub
scriptions that the reward may be increased to
WENT TO PRISON UNATTENDED.
Tennessee Convict Bought His Own Rail
road Ticket and Started for Jail.
Nashville, Term., Sept. 20— A. Barfleld,
convicted in Lauderdale County of manslaughter
and sentenced to serve one year in prison, ar
rived in Nashville yesterday and went at once
to the penitentiary.
At Rlbley, Barfield got the papers committing
him to prison, bought his own railroad ticket
and came to Nashville unattended.
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BLOODY THUMB PRINT ON AN EGG.
Detective Catches Suspect and Makes Record
Through Strange Clew.
A detective was found yesterday who can detect.
The Police Department Is expected to recover,
however. A white eeg shell with a bloody thumb
mark on it helped Detective Lynch, of the West
'. station, to get his man yesierday. Lynch.
in spile of having established a record, Is modest,
about nis ex]
Tha butcher shop of Charles Lorenz. at No. 970
Amsterdam-aye., was robbed on Tuesday night,
e.r.ii V? stolen. A big rr.istiff, supposed to be as
faithful as old dog Tray, did not bother the
burglar, and was found uninjured the next morn
ing-. From this Detective Lyn<--h deduced that the
job was an inside one. Further, he found some
blood drops on the floor. He also found the smudge
of a bloody thumb on an ege
Harry White, a clerk employed by Lorens, did
not go to work yesterday morning, so Detective
Lynch hunted him up at hi* home. No. 157 West
l&8ih-et. He found that White had a email cut on
hl« rijrht thumb. He then compared the lines of
the n-.arks • n the eKB They fol
I Us convinced Lynch
that be had the right man. and was sufficient to
the West Sin,- Court.
lo nol ' ; ' for examination th!s
BIDS FOR ANNAPOLIS BUILDING.
Washington. Sept. 20.— Bids were opened at
the N aw Department to-day for the construc
tion of an administration building at the Annap
olis Naval Academy. The Noel Construction
Company, of Baltimore, offered to do the work
for $59,000 A bid was received from the Gen
eral Supply an d Construction Company, of New
yozif, to do the entire work for 162,000, or the
= nn.> ,rri. aloae for ?!>.2SQ-
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THtnrnSDAY. SEPTEMBER SO. 1905.
A Display of Elegance
In Women s Foreign Coats
Peau de Sole and Faille Marquise.
The height of style is in this collection of
handsome garments. They are made with
semi-fitted backs, or with loose, graceful
backs. Some are collarless; others, with a
deep collar. The very beautiful trimmings on
these coats are perhaps one of their strongest
features. Some of them are sumptuously
appliqued with silk braid, and others have
feather or Renaissance trimmings.
Every coat in the gathering is lined with
black satin — and warmly interlined. They
are models of true exclusiveness, and their
air of stylish refinement will stir up admira
tion and desire in every woman who sees
them. At $47 to $125 each.
Second floor, Broadway.
Men's Colored Shirts,
We want to say a few things about Shirts,
to men who are particular in that direction
and who do not wear negligee shirts during
the Fall and Winter.
There just came to us a collection of
Colored. Stiff-bosom Shirts at the popular
prke of one dollar and fifty cents. These
shirts have a!l the ear-marks — in cut and
finish —of custom-made shirts. Printed
madras. All are in light grounds, with neat
figures or stripes. Cuffs detached. Sizes 14
to 17. Broadway and Xinth street.
Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co., Broadway, Fourth Aye.. Ninth and Tenth Streets.
United States Uses Nearly as Much
as All Other Countries Combined.
[From The Tribune Bureau ]
Washington. Sept. 20.— coffee trade of the
world Is the subject of a monograph Just prepared
by the Department of Commerce and Labor which
will be published in the forthcoming issue of the
•Monthly Summary of Commerce." This report
shows the enormous increase both In the cultiva
tion and consumption of this stimulant, which is
one of the characteristic features of the last quar
ter of a century. The centre of production of
coffee, which Is an Indigenous plant of Africa, may
be said to have been transferred to South and Cen
tral America, about three-fourths of the world's
consumption being furnished at present by Brazil.
| The terms Java and Mocha, which in olden times
indicated the source of origin, have now become
mere characteristics of. Quality and blend.
The cultivation of this article of popular con
sumption may be said td be restricted to certain
well limited areas, the buik being raised at present
in the central and southern part of the American
continent. On the other hand, the consumption in
»i:>.- leading European and American countries at
least is far from being equally distributed. Rough
ly speaking, between two-fifths un'l one-half of th«
marketed coffee product of the world is taken by
the United States. Another fact worth mentioning
j is that the rale of consumption wherever it has
j become part of the popular diet tends to increase
I continually. Taking only those countries the eta-
I tistlcs of which show considerable consumption of
j coffee, such as the United States. Germany, United
Kiniertom. Holland, Belgium, France and Austria-
Hungary, wo find that the combined consumption
in these countries has Increased almost 00 per cent,
from 1,140,740.000 pounds in 1!>54 to 1,5W,447.000 pounds
in HKM. as compared v.ith an increase of population
of about 20 per cent in the countries named during
the came period. In the United States the total
consumption has almost doubled in quantity, while
the per capita consumption has Increased about i."5.9
per cent, from 926 pounds per head to 11.75 pounds
per head during the period under coneideration.
Of special Interest to the United States is the
coffee industry of Porto Rico. Its banner year
was 1566, when the island exported &5.763.476 pound*,
valued at $8,318,544. The fail in prices, which be
came acute about that time, combined with the
hurricane Of August. 1899, the change In money
standard and the partial loss of th* Spanish,
French and Cuban markets, caused an abrupt de
cline, s.) that In the fiscal > ear 1900-' CI the exports
were only 12.169.00$ pounds, vailed at J1.675,8&!
Since then there has been a steady increase, the
exports for 1304 being 34.325.572 pounds, valued at
n.993,25T. There Is every proap»<-t thru the record
What Paris Master Modistes Have Made
Today the Wanamaker Store Displays
That Paris Made
Every garment has that Paris touch of
daintiness that cannot be mistaken, and that
tasteful women like so v.ell. They are soft
— and it seems as though luxury were woven
You'll agree that these prices are reason
At $2.50 — Of French percale; high neck ana
long sleeves, trimmed with hand-embroidery
At $2.75 — Of French percale, high neck;
front embroidered; tiny plaits made by
At $3.50 — Of nainsook; high neck and long
sleeves, or low neck and short sleeves; hand
made and hand-embroidered; some trimmed
Others, $4. $5. $6.50, up to $18.
At 51.25 — Of French percale; low neck;
hand-embroidered scalloped edge; ribbon
At $2.50 — Of nainsook; low neck; hand
made and hand-embroidered In dainty de
At $3 — Of French nainsook; low neck;
front hand-embroidered, scalloped edge;
Others, at $3.50, $4, $5, up to $15.
At $1.25 — Of French percale; hand-made;
deep ruffle; hand-embroidered scalloped
At $1.75 — Of French percale; hand-made,
with hand-embroidered ruffle.
At $2.75 — Of nainsook: hand-made; deep
flounce Joined with beading; hand-embroid
Others at $3.50, $4, $5.50, up to $12.
of the banner year will soon be equalled, especially
sliue Cuba, under the reciprocity treaty, grants to
Porto Rican coffee a 20 per cent" reduction of duty,
and the vast market of the United States, which
formerly took only trifling quantities, now absorbs
a rapidly increasing amount of the Porto Rlcan
The movement of coffee prices, owing to the
fluctuations of production. • shows a less regular
course. This course was in the main due to the
vicissitudes of the Brazilian market, which showed
the effects not only of climatic conditions, but of
economic nnd social cause? as well. as. for instance,
the abolition of slavery and the depreciation of
th° national currency
The ptr capita consumption of coffee In some of
the principal countries for 1303. in pounds, was as
follows: United States. 10.79; United Kingdom .71:
Germany, fi At); France, 6.27, and Holland 14 39.
SHIFTING CUSTOMS OFFICERS.
Secretary Shaw Transfers Tobacco Exami
ners at Seven Ports.
Washington, Sept. 20— The Treasury Department
hag made a temporary transfer of tobacco ex
aminers at a number of ports at which tobacco is
imported in large quantities. This action is in lln e
with Secretary Shaw's policy of shifting customs
officers at Intervals. 50 a? to give the different
ports the advantage of fresh ideas find methods.
and to give the officials themselves the benefit of
experiences in new localities and conditions. Such
a change Is regarded as ♦specially important In
connection with the examination of goods like to
bacco, tht> proper classification of which depends
so much on the Judgment of the examiner. Seven
ports are affected by this transfer. The New-York
and the New-Orleans examiners change places, the
Chicago man goes to Tampa and the Boston man
to Key West The tobacco at Boston will he in
charge of the Tampa examiner, the Key West man
is transferred to Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia,
examiner goes to Chicago.
TO PROSECUTE SELLERS OF OLEO/
Washington, Sept. 20 — Dr. B. H. Wjlrt-n,
Dairy and Food Commissioner for Pennsylvania,
and State Senator McCarroll, of Pennsylvania,
had a conference with Acting Secretary Parting
to-day in connection with the prosecution of al
leged sellers of oleomargarine in Pennsylvania.
Some of this product is supposed to have been
supplied to the navy yard at League Island.
Borne time ago the Navy Department directed
the authorities at the League Island yard to
furnish the State authorities such Information
and facts as they might require. Messrs. War
ren and MoCarroll also conferred with the offl
cinln of the Agricultural Department.
Store Closes at 5:30 P. M.
"Millinery Art" is a term subject to the cavil of the purist. But the position of the
great Paris modistes in the world of Art is based on the very highest plane of artistic
endeavor and accomplishment — in fact, as well as by the fiat of the most eminent
The artist who, with canvas and brush, essays to illustrate the fashions of classic
periods, gives no more care, research and study to the task than those men and women
who formulate styles for the world of fashion today.
When Fashion had decided that the Empire should give motif to the styles for this
Fall, old book shops and museums were raided by these students of style; and we see
Paquin vainly offering Madame Carlier a Thousand Francs, to secure a treasured book
which that forehanded millinery artist had captured — a book formerly possessed by the
And so, in this, our most beautiful presentation of
The MILLINERY OF PARIS
we invite you to view, not alone the product of the most artistic and skilful handicraft from the world*!
most famous workers; but pictures in plumes and crinolines, vignettes in velvets and laces, portrayed by
modern genius and art And it is the OBIGINALS we show — not lithographic reproductions, but tha
very canvas that tells the touch of the master hand —
Paris Is Portrayed in All Her Millinery Mastery Today
We are told that never has the millinery been more picturesque. Never have color combination* been to
harmonious. Never has anything in millinery been so universally becoming as the new veils that adorn
so many of the hats — the apotheosis of the draperie3 shown on the hats of 1885-67, which our mothen
or grandmothers wore — Third Empire, they call it in Paris.
The hats show broad brims, flaring in many daring and piquant styles, high crowns of dashing effec
tiveness, velvets, satins, some touched with gold and silver, magnificent and graceful ostrich plume^
large buckles, and the flowing veils and scarfs.
And yet it is the band under the hat that holds the key to effectiveness and beaut}-. The tilt h every
It is an exhibition full of marvel and delight. The best that Paris knows is before you. Come.
Millinery Salon, Second floor. Tenth street.
No wonder it is.
The preparations we made for it were founded on such a scale of extravagance —
you know, we thought our new South Building would harbor the lavish display — that
we were sorely taxed for room. The volume of selling has been so great that the de
mand for room has dwindled down to the normal point again. And now new ship
ments are becoming larger.
If we had the space to put into print the enthusiastic comments of the shrewd
women buyers r ho have taken advantage of these most unusual offerings, there
wouldn't be room for anything else.
FISH AND GAME SETS
An importer's sample line of Fish and
Game Sets; all fine French china, and richly
decorated. At about half prices.
Game Sets, 13 pieces, game centers:
At 213.50, worth $25
At $15, worth $27.50
At $30. worth $50
Fish Sets. 15 pieces, fish centers:
At $40. worth $65
At $45, worth $75
At $50, worth $80
FRENCH CHINA FANCY PIECES
A new importation, just opened, and
marked at a saving of one-third:
Bread-and-Butter Plates, $3 a dozen, worth
Fruit Plates, $3.60 doz., worth $6.
Salad Plates, $4.20 doz.. worth $7.20.
Chop Dishes. $1.50 each, worth $2.50.
Chocolate Pots, at $1.75 each, worth $2.50.
Pudding Sets, $3 set, worth $5.
Salad Bowls, at 85c and $1.25 each, worth
$1.25 and $2.
Celery Trays, $1 each, worth $150.
Sugars and Creams, at $1.25 a pair,
Teapots, $1.25 each, worth $2.
Olive Dishes, 25c each, worth 40c.
Tea Cups and Saucers, $3 a dozen, worth $5.
AFTER GAMBLING LOSSES.
State Will Try to Collect Money
Won from ex- Auditor Sherrick.
Indianapolis. Sept. 20.— According to Attorney
General Charles W. Miller, who has In charge
legal matters pertaining to the alleged defalcation
of David E. Sherrick. ex-Auditor of State, the
State will make an effort to collect the money
which it is charged was lost by Sherrick at the
Roscoe O. Hawkins, representing: the American
Surety Company, also said that efforts would be
made to recover this money.
It now develops that the American Surety Com
pany will not make any fight for the application
of the sureties, aggregating: a face value of about
$172,000. that are now In possession of Attorney
General Miller, and that the State will have en
tire charge of these securities. The State, there
fore, will not lose a dollar.
EXPLOSION WRECKS BROOKLYN HOTJSE
Tenants Badly Scared and Three Children
An explosion of what the police believe to have
been a. gasolene store or plumber's furnace at
No. Hi 17th-st., Brooklyn, at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning blew out half the rear -wall of the three
story frame tenement house and severely burned
three children of Frank J. Crelghton. who. with
his wife and two other children. lives on the ground
floor. The children— Frank, eleven years old: Marr.
%ix years, and Margaret, three years old— were
taken to Seney Hospital, where it Is said they will
At first the occupants of the house thought the
oxplosion was caused by a bomb, so great- was its
force, but after a thorough investigation the police
decided that It was caused by gasolene. Crelghton.
who is a plumber, and who was asleep In bed at
the time of the explosion, having been out all night
doing primary election work, said that he left a
lamp burning in the kitchen when he retired, and
that it must have exploded and «et fire to the
house. This etory is not believed, for it does not
account for the explosion.
There was great excitement in the neighbrhood
for some time after the accident. When it oc
curred the tenants rushed out of the building, the
women screaming, and some carrying their chil
dren In their arm* Mrs Marlon Terninovea. who
lived on the ground floor, was thrown down by the
nhock of the explosion, and so was Mrs Carrie
Withers, of No. 460 17th-st . who was passing the
house. Mrs. Oreijshton ran t<"> the street with her
t>aby, forgetting for the moment her three other
children she had left in the kitchen. Th*»lr
clothing was on flrs when she returned. The
The Greatest CHINA SALE
We Have Ever Known
PEDESTALS and BRIC-A-BRAC
More cases containing special Brlc-a-Brac
were opened yesterday. The variety is very
large, and the prices are in no case over half
regular, and in many cases less than half:
Busts, Figures, Vases, Jardinieres and
Ferneries, 25c, 50c, $1. $2, $4.50 and $6, worth
50c. $1.25, $2.50, $4. $10 and $15.
A new collection of Vienna P-rvice Plates,
in very rich border decorations, at $10 and
$12 each, worth $14 and $1«.
Marbles in Busts. Figures. Grcu?s. at $6.
$10.50, $12, $18. $25 arid S4O. WOTtll $10. $15.
$18. $25. $35. $60.
French Bronzes in Busts, Figures. Groups,
at $7.50, $5.50, $10. $18, $25. up to $400. worth
$10.50, $12.50, $15. $25, $35, up to $500.
Italian Marble Pedestals; also in onyx
effects, at $7.50, $8.50, $12. $17.50. $20. $32.50
and $40, worth $10, $14, SIS, $25. $30. $45
and 560. Basement.
flames were quickly beaten out and the children
were taken to a neighbor's house, where their bums
PROMOTERS IN COURT.
Charged icith Grand Larceny — To
Be Tried To-morrow.
Charles Augustus Seton and Harrison McElhlrny,
promoters, who carried on business under tbe
name of C. Augustus Seton & Co.. bankers, of Ex
change Place and Wall-st . accused of grand lar
ceny, were arraigned yesterday before Magistrate
Mayo, in the Tombs police court. Robert H Wai
dron. who says he is a solicitor, living: at Not *S
West 126th-st . was arraigned with them He Is
alleged to be connected with the Seton firm, and Is
accused of being th"» man who manipulated the
bonds which formed the basis of the complaint He
Is tall, and has white hair and a long: gray beard.
The detectives say that Seton. McElhlr.ey and
Waldron obtained the money which forms the boat*
of the larceny charge by agreeing to finance inroad
companies, and that the complainants against them
are the Oalveston Internrban Railroad Company.
W. B. Slowson, of Houston. Tex.: the Fox River
Railroad Company, of Blaaitowoc, Wis.; the Mani
toba Power Company, and the International Silver
Company, of M-rlden, Conn. Magistrate Mayo set
the examination for Friday, at 2 p. m. Bail was
fixed at (2,a00 In each case
George \V. McElhiney. president of the Securities
Corporation, LJmited. of No. 40 Wall-st . wuaei to
state to his friends and the public that the Harri
son McElhiney whose airest was heralded in tW
morning papers, and whose address was given •»
No. 40 wall-st , never had offices la that buiidlnf.
has no connection whatever with George W. Mc-
Elhiney or his corporation, and is wholly unknown
POSTAL TREATY WITH NEWFOUNDLANQ
Washington. Sept. Acting Postmaster
General Hitchcock has signed a money order
convention with Newfoundland. This action
puts in treaty form a system which both coun
tries have been following for some time through
a tacit understanding- Domestic orders will **
used hererfter. and domestic rates on money <> r
ders for Newfoundland will prevail Th« con
vention is similar to the one in force between
this country and Canada.
REDUCTION IN LOSSES BY FIRE.
Th© report of Fire Marshal Peter Seen' t° r tht
six months from January 1 to .Tune TO. Issued yes
terday, shows that in that period there wen
4.113 tires in Manhattan. Richmond and Th« Bronx,
an increase of SM fire* over the same P^f? f °"
1904. The total loss was $2.»74.4&>. a decrease a
036.391; the average loss was |T23 IS. a d*^"* 3 * w
$104 Ss~the best showing mad» In many *•**■•