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ARMY AND NAVY NEWS.
fFrt-ra Ths Tribure Bureau.]
■\V3shlnjrton. February, 15.
THIRTY-THREE-KNOT TURBINE DESTROY
ERS.— experts la the Navy Department are
still engaged in giving the finishing: touches to tiia
flasJpns for th* destroyers. These will undoubtedly
be equipped with turbines, for which there Is con
sidered abundant ■. cation, inasmuch as the de
•.troyers are not likely often to have need of what
Is knov.-n as economical ejieed. at least in actual
•ervic*;. There is still fome question whether tha
Fpeed Should be more than thirty knots, and to sat
isfy service sentiment In that direction plans have
been prepared giving the destroyers a speod of
lij'.rty-three kr.cts. although the conservative npval
view is in favor cf t<venty-elght knots. The advo
cates of the lat'f-r rate say that it :s much belter
to have a speed which can be unfailingly main
tained than to have a speed which will be mereiy
attained on rare occasions and constitute an
achievement difhcult to realize. Another" question
rcspe.ctir:* the destroyers is as to the armament
with which they will be equipped. Borne of the
officerfi are In favor at Installing a battery which
■will be formidable tor a destroyer and which would
put the \efs.l almost In the class of the 6ma!l
Crucboate. Here again, the conservative naval view
will probably prevail to prevent any radical change
la design and equipment, and the destroyers v.-ill
probably have in the end a sufficient speed to
carry out t!ic:r kgitlmata function of attack oa
the torpedo boat.
COX.Z COUTtT MARTIAL..— Is another army
court martial case which Is attracting much attention
In the Philippines, as it appears, from present ad-
Tices. tr. involve several officers besides the one
before the court. The accused officer Is Captain
Frederick W. Cole. Quartermaster, who is charged
*rith irregularities r-ome time ago in his adminis
tration of th<» quartermaster's denot in Manila.
Captain Coi** has furnished the court with counter
cfcarg-et. vrhic-h allege that he has not had a fair
tbow: that the military euthorities in Manila, dur
ir.g the Investigation Into his affairs, provided gov
ernment p'acs for persons as an lnducpni^-nt to
them to testify against him; that a chest contain
lrjr valuable papers necessary to his defence was
*eized ar.d withheld from him by the Inspector gen
eral o? the Philippines division. Several officers ara
Earned a« implicated In this effort to make a cafe
ajreinst Captain Cole. Tho outcome will be awaited
with much Interest.
OKDBRS ISSUED.— The following army and
navy orders have teen issued:
SeconJ L'.cutfntnt HENRY H. HALT* 23i Intaatry. be
iort board, Madison Barracks, tat examination for
■Km.-'- AARON H. APPEU surjreon. from Philippines,
Mas 1 : t' l ?an Francisco.
3UE!»rr.e*Jon at First : ■■■".i2t GILBERT A. M'EI^ROT,
13th Ir.far.try. accepted.
Flrsr L.euttr.a3t JTJXIUS C SHEXJORT. assisUnt «ur-
Keen from PresiiJio of Monterey; report to medics]
superintendent, army transport »ervlc«, fan Fran-
Cor Tact P-Jr»ecn JAMES R. MOUNT; to rresid'.o of
Res.' Admiral J. T. CRAIG, placed on retired list.
rui_- Aomlral J. K. CPw\IG. ... L«agM«
Ular.fl. Fefcruarv- 13; harre.
Csp'aln B. F. TILi,KY. to coxnir.arnl na.-.7 yard, L*aru«
Paymaster O. M. BTACKHOUSBi to Norfolk, duty in
cor.necUcn with the crew of the Minnesota.
Fts«ed Ars siar.t Surgeon 0- K. YANCEV, retired, dl«d
" a: Gcveniraent Hospital for the Insane, Y."a» hlr.gr on.
Tirft t-'.cjter.ant WILLJAM A. ITKEEU to ttmporarj
dnty Marine Barracks. V.'ae'r,lr.gtcn.
TTrn I^eotenaa* ROBERT Y. F.HEA. to temporary charge
recrulUr.g. District cf Ohio.
Fl-M. Ue-tecsntß EDWARD A. GREENE tr-A ARTHUR
I O'LiiRY. to Marine Barracks. Washington,
feeord UenUnant JCTER R. HORTON. to ir»B r<»
cruitmg District of Texas, In absence of Firs:
Lieutenant LOVICK P. FINK
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.— The following
movements of vessels have been reported:
February 12^ — The Indiana, at Cienfueeos.
Ffetruary 33 — ~h« C^sar. at Philadelphia,
February li — The Pa .:?.:. and the Mayf.o^-er. at Pen
jicc'.a- the Marceliu;. a: Leigu* Island; the Leoniiaa,
Bt e^n Juas; the Ohio, at Giiantar.3 th* Scorpion,
J^brjary 15 — The Baltimore, at Elr.£a?OT«.
r,v r.7r .7 14 The Mayflower from Pen»accla for Key
West; the Columbia, from New Orleans for Havana
the Wasp, from fa\ar.r.ah fr*r uwwick
yebrjary IS — Th< Mi» irl an the Oocnectlcat. from St.
Thcias for Guantar.ariOL
HEADING ON FERRY PURCHASE.
Aldermaiiic Committee Listens to Arguments
on Botli Sides.
At a publlo hearing yesterday before the special
er-mTrdttee of the Board of Aldermen appointed to
Investigate the city's ferry system many of those
present arrued for the acquisition by the city of
all th© ferries and their free operation In the rush
hours. Several members of a large delegation from
Eela Tokaji's Municipal Ownership League spoke
!n favor of the munic!na!!zatlon of tho ■ • lea, as
6'A President Edward Thimrne of the lyeayrue for
the Promotion of Free Ferries. L,. G. Phillips,
Tic-rc-ever, eaid that he thought that tho ferries
•were out of date, already overloaded, and that it
would be ur.falr to saddle th<; citizens with the
expense of buying up •nrorthlcEs junk when the ma
jority were lnteresteil in the construction of
bridges and tunnels. The committee then ad
journed, subject to the >.all cf H^nry C. Peters,
Edward Thimir.e began yesterday to ser.d out in
•ttatki - to the various Erooklyn Lzatlona
asking them to send delegates to the Civic Confer
ence, whose first session will bo held en February
21 in Colurabus Hall, at State and Court streets,
Brooklyn. Tne Civic Conference is exper-tod to be
c. permanent institution, rn^fting every week, at
•which, beginning with the Question of tree ferries,
the rapid transit question jrenerally and tho de
rnsnds for local Improvements will i-e tnk"it up.
NEW CUSTOMS BUREAUS.
rr.\r- Edward S. Fowler. Appraiser of the Port
of New York, under authority of the act of Con
gress, ar-provecl on February 3. increasing tho
number of assistant appraisers, issued a bulletin
yesterday paying that the Eleventh Division of the
appraiser's ofSc; had been organized as the Law
end SdentiSc Division, comprising the Bureau of
Protests and Appeals, the United States laboratory
and the bureau of analysis of textile fabrics, und
that tha Twelfth Division was organized as the
executive division, comprising tho appraiser's im
mediate office, the. appointment clerk, the invoice
bureau, the chief clcrk'f ofiic», the stenographic
bureau, the official records and tho corps of open
ers ana packer?.
FUNERAL OF SALVATION ARMY VICTIMS.
-.ar.der Eva Booth of the Salvation Army
win preside at a huge funeral service for the Sal
vation Army rlrtims of the Larchmont disaster
at O~n:esle Music Hall to-morrow at 3 p. m. There
«-Hl be special music The officers who perished
were Captains Helga Hell^rcn, Anna Rur:ebor^r,
Aurora Liefvendah], Anna Oden. Ellen Lambert
and Richard Swan. Lieuten-int John Molin, Cadets
Emma Backlund, Alma Johnson and J. S Ceder-
SUSPENDED FROM POLICE FORCE.
Patrolman Joseph J. M. Flynn. of the Eldridg«
street Do'.ioe station, who was suspended from the
Police Department on January 18 for an alleged
attempt to shoot Roundsman Charles Maas, of the
same etation. was arraigned before Magistrate
Cornell In the Essex Market court yesterday and
Held In i:,000 bail to await the action' of the grand
Jury. M^-ls raid that early on the morning of Jan
oary ii he remonstrated with Flynn for being ab
sent from his post, ar.d that Flynn became angry
and threatened him with a revolver, which he suc
ceeded in wr««iing from him.
SALE OF JAPANESE COLOR PRINTS.
The Japanese color prints coHectefl by Jutaro
Horfkawa, of Kioto and Peking, will bo sold on
the fciterr.ocns of Thursday, Friday and Saturday
ajtd Friday evening, next week, at the Fifth Ave
nue Auction Rooms, No. 341 Fourth avenue. The
&&le will include antique Cbineee rugs, embroidered
hangups. Chinese porcelains of Ming and Ching
dyuast.es. cabinet specimens, rare examples of old
Japanese potteries, bronzes, wood and ivory carv
ings, netsckes. brocades ard take cups. They will
ha f'ti exhibition Monday.
V2RAL FAMILY KILLED BY ARSENIC.
-go. Feb. Ifc— Waltar Haines. the chemist,
■ organs of the members of the
\'zt : family, to-day informed the coroner that the
C>a:.. of Mrs. Rose Vzral, tne mother of the fam
li:. rm caused by arsenic. Of six deaths In th»
family, nve are now known to have been caused
enic. The analj-Kis In the caee of the re-
WALSH ATTORNEYS FILE DEMURRER.
.: -Attorneys for John R. Walsh
formerly preatdea Q National Bark
to-day filed In the Cnlted st ri,-t Court
•smunwr* I argteg him with
NEW SCHEDULE IN WEEK.
Eric Says Freight Traffic Makes
Suburban Change Imperative.
new suburban schedule o? tbe Erie Rail
road will not go into effect for at least another
■week. The new schedule is now being arranged,
but will not be ready until a week from Monday,
at tbe earliest.
i The trains which will be dropped, according to
! the ■ailroad officials, are only those which never
liave paid. This reduction in the service, say
the officials, was necessary to prevent a com
plaint being made by freight shippers to the In
' Icrstate Commerce Commission. The four-track
I cut being made parallel to the Bergen tunnel
1 will r.ot be finished until August, 190S, and In
the mean time, the railroad officials say, they
I cannot run the present number of local trains
I and givo the proper attention to their freight
Nearly all the California fruit la brought to
1 this city on the Erie, and because of the two
' track tunnel much of it is held up In the Bergen
' yards. One big Ohio shipper sent six carload^
1 of merchandise here for transatlantic shipment
I yesterday. Because cf the congestion the entire
ehipment missed the steamer. The receipts from
this one shipment, say the railroad officials,
amounted to nearly the entire receipts from their
I suburban traffic for one day.
ILIRMON TO SUE FOR CARS
Receiver of Pere Marquette to Disci
pline Other Railroads.
rir.finnatl. Feb. U.— One of the most Important
actions ever begun by a railroad official for the re
turn of freight cars from other roads will soon be
tafce-n in the United States Court by Judge Harmon,
receiver for the Pcre Marquette and the Cincinnati.
on & Dayton railroads. There are several
::d freicrht cars of these roads held by many
i Mds throughout the country, and it t? the
lon of Judgre Harmon to compel the culprit
roads to Five a:i accounting for the use of his cars.
Ho said to-day:
I shall soon Institute a suit In the United States
Court against the roads that have been using our
cars Illegally. T will bring: the suit either for an
accounting of the profit accruing to these roads
from the use of our cars, or for damages for the.
loss In business to us because our cars were not re
delivered in a reasonable time. Whichever action
will net the most money to the Pere Marquetta and
the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton will £c the one
I shrill bring. Farmers and shippers along the two
lines that I represent are, suffering for the need of
cars. Our roads also are losing money. As an
officer of tho United States Court in charge of theso
properties, I am determined that tho roads u«ln<
our cars shall return them.
FOR DIRECT PRIMARY NOMINATIONS.
Brooklyn Republicans Meet and Indorse Bill
Delegations from all of the prominent Republican
organizations of Brooklyn attended the meeting
held under the uusplces of the Brooklyn Young
Republican Club last night. Resolutions were
adopted supporting the bill for direct nominations
at the primaries recently Introduced at Albany by
Senator Travis and Assemblyman Green -., A delega
tion from t.^e organizations will go to Albany early
In March to urge the passage of the bill. __._
Abel K. Blackmar presided, nnd Senator Tra\l3
and Assemblyman G^e.-n spoke on the measure.
The organizations represented were the union
League- Club, the Logan Republican Club, tuj
gtuvvesa.nt Heights Republican Club, the -d As
sembly District Republican Club, the nth Assembly
District Republican Club, the iah Assembly Dis
trict Republican Club and the Commlti of bixty
STANDARD CASES GO TO TRIAL.
Attorney for Oil Company Enters Plea of
Not Guilty in Chicago Court.
Chicago, Feb. 15.— The !a?t technical ocjec
ttons to the trial ot the Standard OU Company
rge of acceptli g rebates were swept
ay.ay before Jud^e Landis to-day when John S>.
Miller, attorney for the company, entered pleas
of not guiUv to the remaining seven Indict
ments returned by th- federal grand jury last
This step «"■» taken by Mr Miller. affM he
had been assured by District A*"
the government est the right of
♦he defence to demand a bill of particulars it
vidlng la made v.-!ih : .n five 'lays
after any one ol i set for trial.
The , . .... tTin i for
TO ELECT DONOHUE'S SUCCESSOR.
Tho Democratic General Committee cf Kings
County decided last night to hold a special el«<^
•...••: In the 14th Assembly District to fill the va
l.-.a'- Hit by the death of William J. Donohue on
March ' ' T "' ie primary will be held nr-xt Wednes
day afternoon and the convention for the selection
of o candidate en Wednesday evening.
BOY BITTEN BY RABID DOG.
Kenneth Dillon, the seven-year-old son 'if Mr.
and Mrs. Carlos Dillon, of Huntlngton, Loi ■ Isl
and, was bitten by a dog •'.oral days ago which,
it has teen learned, had rabies. Tho little fellow's
life may re saved, however. The dog belonged to
a neighbor named Ketcham. As soon as Dr. O.
Herbert Carter examined the boy he. found traces
of poisoning and ordered the dog to be kU and
its head to bo srr.t to the Pasteur Institute for
examination. There it was found that the dog
had been badly affected, and lat^r It ■ *■ learned
that It bad l*:en bitten by a dog said to have
PAYS TAX ON $100,000,000 MORTGAGE.
A check for $232.101 « was received by Register
Frank Gasa yesterday morning, to cover the tax
on a SKiO.OOO.Oa) mortgage of the Hudson & Man
hattan Railroad Company, the operating company
for building the McA< ?nd subsidiary tunnels
und'"" the Hudson River. William O. McAdoo is
president. The amount, of the check made a rec
ord-brf-akiiig day in the Register's office, and a
record-breaking month us well, an more than PW.
000 has been pail in mortgage taxes this month.
The check is to cover a blanket mortgage isKU^d
by the company, which covers nil the franchises
end properties owned by the McAdoo company,
both In this state and in New Jersey.
COFFEE EXCHANGE TO CELEBRATE.
The management of the Now York Coffee Ex
change is planning to celebrate the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the beginning of business on that
exchange by arranging a dinner for March 7, the
expenses to be met by the exchange. Circulars
hay« been sent to the members asking for their
authorization of the plan The exchange has been
in existence for more than twenty-five years, but
It was not until March 7. ISVJ, that business "began
to be transacted on it, the institution In its earlier
years having l»tcn merely a statistical bureau.
FILES $18,000,000 MORTGAGE.
Atlanta, Feb. 15.— A mortgage lor t18.000,000 was
filed here to-day by the Seaboard Air Line. It is
to run for thirty years, and is made in favor or the
Morton Trust Company and James 1. Burke, trus
tees. Tho mortgage is to secure thirty-year 5 x<°r
cent gold bonds, and the proceeds are, to be used
for improving the road and Its equipment.
BANKER KILLED IN AUTO WRECK.
Wellßboro, Pen;.., Feb. 15.— Hiram Pickering, of
Tloga. was killed and Dr. B. P. Hakes was severely
hurt to-day in an automobile accident on a bridge
over Elkhorn Creek, a tributary of the Tlorra
River. Pickering and Dr. Hakes, who la president
of the Orange National Bank, at Tioga were mak
ing a sharp turn in the road to take the approach
to the bridge, when an axle broke. The machine
crashed Into the b^dge rail. Pickering wa?to«?sed
over the abutment and fell on fits head He died
without regaining consciousness.
KILLED BY TROLLEY BUMP.
Hugh Fltzpatrlck. of No. 80 Franklin avenue
Brooklyn, was Instantly killed nt 6:30 o'clock last
night. He was riding on the rear platform of a
Park avenue car. in Concord street When near
Pearl street a mr cf the Flushing avenue and
Graham avenue line came up behind with a bumu
that sent Flt7.patrlck over backward He whS
caught between the cars ana crushed instantly
ARRIVALB AT MONTE CARLO.
K«ent arrival, al I Hermitage, Monte
Carlo. Include Mrs. Dudley Gerald. Mrs. and M !m
• I Mrs Doußlan Mi ai ■] m , ',
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 16. 1907.
AGREE ON GUARANTEE.
Grocers, Packers and Canners Take
Action at Buffalo.
Buffalo, Feb. 15. — After a conference between
Dr. Wiley, representing the United States Gov
ernment, a committee from the "Wholesale Gro
cers 1 Association and a Joint committee repre
senting tho Atlantic State Packers 1 Association,
the Western Packers' Canned Goods Associa
tion and tho National Canned Gooda and Dried
Fruit Brokers' Association, a mutually protec
tive guarantee ha£ been agreed on. The nature
of the guarantee was explained br a m?rab«r of
the committee as follows:
When the guarantee conies Into peneral use
the buyers should look on all cans for these
words: "Guaranteed under the Food and Drugs
ect of June 30. 1906," and also for the serial
number that will indicate to him that the man
ufacturer will give a sworn guarantee as fol
lows: "T, the undersigned, do hereby guarantee
that tho article of fords or drug's manufactured,
packed, distributed or sold by me (specifying
the same) are not adulterated or mlsbranded
within tho meaning of the Food and Drugs act
of June 30, 1506."
With the filing of the above declaration with
the government the canner gets without charge
a serial numbf-r. which he is permitted to put
on his cans. This insures the buyer that he Is
getting an absolutely pure article of food.
A resolution was adopted petitioning the
I'nlted States Senate to provide for the continu
ance of the authorization empowering the Sec
retary of Agriculture to fix the Btandards of
jmrlty for foods.
The National Association of Cannera and
Packers, formed hero yesterday, adopted the fol
lowing resolutions unanimously:
Resolved. That the President of the T.'nltM
Statf-s, in the negotiating of treaties, is hereby
asked to give some attention to the advisability
of placing American canned goods on the re
duced tariff list into foreign rountr!??.
Resolved, That the National Canners" Associ
tion. In annual meeting assembled, respectfully
requests that a!! possible he done to bring about
the open door policy in the Orient for the speedy
development of American commerce, nnd trade.
ISSUES $10,000,000 IN NOTES
Interborough To Use It for Work and to
Pay for Traction Lines.
The Interborough Rapid Transit Company has «old
to William A. Head & Co., of this city, and Le».
Hlgglnson * Co., of Boston, it was announced yes
terday, CO, 100,01 i three-year 5 per cent notes, re
deemable after two years at a premium of l per
cent. The note* are to be offered to the public at
&7' 4 . It is understood that part of the proceeds Of
tho Issue will be used for extension work and part
in paying for stock Of traction llr.es In Queens
County which the Interborough has purchased. On
the Fia'bush tunnel construction, It was said yes
terday the company had already expended more
than $6,000,000, whilt the city had allowed It only j
The Interborough Rapid Transit Company Issued
nearly two years ago $15,000,000 three-year 4 per
cent notes which mature on May 1, IXI
.■ . •
MAINE ICE HARVEST COMPLETED.
Cut Is Double the Average of the Last Six
Years Quality Fine.
Gardiner, M^.. Feb. If,. — The Ice harvest In j
Maine was practically completed to-day. About
650,000 tons have been cut, including about 400,
000 tons taken from the. Kcnnebeo River and I
92,000 tons from the Pei bi :ot River. The re
mainder was from ponds near shipping points.
The quality is as fine as was ever harvested.
The total Is about double tho average cut of
the last fix or • ' en ' ears.
REWARD FOR WALKER'S ARREST
New Britain Bank Directors Still Seeking
New Britain, Conn.. Feb. 15.— The directors of
the Favlngs Bank of New Britain at a special
meeting to-day, empowered the committee of
directors to offer a re-war*! for the urrest of Will
lain F. Walker, 'h^ defaulting treasurer. The
committee did not announce th«* amount of th"
reward here, but went to New York <>n a morn
It becai '
•■r to It
Walker ;•i > f l -
Britain for .« r 'rn«- I
Waterbury. Conn., Feb. I.".— Walker Indulged
In a bit of pleasantry at his homo 1.-i st August
at a purprlsfj party. A plain faced, modest look
ing elderly man strode in'o the bit; drawing
room and took a Beat, bowing right and left.
There wan .i whisper of surprise, nobody know
ing him. Finally Mrs. Walker became alarmed.
Tho strancer was out to hr, elected, ••. hen he
removed his wig and whiskers. It T\as Walker.
Despite the fact that the local dot-sctivc force
and a private detective a^noy are looking- for
William E. Walker, all efforts to locati him have
be*m in vain thus far. .
There, has been a great deal of criticism of the
manner In which the officers connected with
the bank, who came here several days ago to
look for Walker, conducted their case By tlni
time an alarm had been sent out for the missing
man the "scent" had become so cold in this city
that the task was much "harder than if word had
been given at the time of his disappearance.
"UP AGAINST THE JUTE TRUST. '
Philadelphia Carpet Company EmbaiTassed
— Assets May Exceed Liabilities
Philadelphia, Feb. IS — Counsej f«»r tin James
Dunlap Carpet Company, which operates large
mills In this city, announced to-day thai the
company Is temporarily embarrassed, it was
it In round figures the liabilities ar<i
$000,000, and that it la expected tho rivets
will be largely in excess of that sum. Th<
puns for thr* embarrs counsel said, are
the failure of tentative subscribers to tl» com
pany's stock to pay f->r U. and the fa<-; thai
Jc.ni'-.s Dunlap, the president of th« company,
"had run up against the .Tk 1^ Trust." This was
S at the mills, .-md ttv companj met its
obligations to its employes.
LOSES CHARTER OF BRANCH LINE.
Rock Island System Hard Hit by Texas
Auftln, Tex., Feb, 15.— Governor Campbell to
duy signed the bill granting nn extension of two
years* time in which to complete railroad
branches for which charters have been granted.
The bill was amended to meet the wishes of tho
Governor and was approved by him. it excludes
from this relief any railroad which has been i
party to any consolidation act under legislative
authority. This acl forfeits the charte? of tho
Ho.-k Island's Choetaw, Oh na and Gulf line
from Araarlllo west to New Mexico, ninety miles
of which has been graded .it :■ t of nearly
RAILROADS ASSESSED $207,518,000.
Landing^ Mich.. Feb. 15.— State Board of As
sessors has finally assessed railroad property In
Michigan at ?2i)7.:.15.<>00 for taxes of 1907 This Is a
reduction of $2.7«.000jfr0m the valuations tenta
tiv-ly fixed a month ago. before the roads received
:* 1 !:- !1!"! 1 !" r '" ! ncr ? a * c ;ts compared with last
..»• these VAltiHiiQns wiU amount^tosS3 4'7s?r If
tvhic!i f4i?lK.e>3 kfs iban th» railroad t«v» -"oV ,"
year apo. ti e reduction is duetto^'atft w-rj Vat°'of
taxation on geneval property. ■ ' " " c or
FOR WEST 42D ST. PLOT, $115,000
PARCEL COMPRISES TWO DWELLING HOUSES ON
PLOT WITH FRONTAGE OF ABOUT 84 FEET.
New Owner for the Pioneer Apartment House— Henry Phipps Buys the
Dunn Tract, Sear Wantagh, Long Island.
F. H. McLaury and J. H. > !hapman have sold
N'os. 244 aud 246 West 421 St., two four-story dwell
ing houses, 53.10x95.:> feet. The price paid for the
property was $115,000.
Harris & Siege] have sold The Pioneer, a new
six-story apartment bouse, No. 533 to 539 West
155 th St.. on a plot 100x100 feet. They have also
bought from Joseph Spektorsk? a plot of eighteen
lots at the northwest corner of Boston Ttoail and
Prosect ay.-. They will erect nine six-story
flathouses on the site from plans by John Ha.user,
McNulty & Fitzgerald Company have sold to
Henry Phipps "15 acres between YVantafrh and
H"mpstead, Long Island, formerly the R. G. Dun
property. There ar<-> ten trout ponds on the prop
erty, on which R. O. Dun spent more than $100,000
for the Improvements.
Harry VC. Gordon has sold to a Mr. Chapperton
No. 133* West 80th st, a four-story dwelling: house.
A. 11. Mat hews has sold to Charles Hartman No.
IS6 West l*>th St., a. three-story dwelling house,
Plans have been filed with Buildings Superin
tendent Murph" for a six-story apartment house
for twenty-four families to be built, in 113 th st..
175 feet west of Broadway, for the Cerabone Con
struction Company. It is to have a frontage or
75 feet and a depth of S3 feet, the facade being of
brick, with trimmings of limestone and terra cotta,
if will cost $100,000. according to the estimate of
Schwa rz & Gross, tno architects.
SEEK TO FORECLOSE BIG MORTGAGE.
Lction has been begun In the Supreme •"'ourt
by tba Bqultabl) Life Assurance Society of the
United States against Hustui Hall and others to
foreclose a mort^a^e for £MO.OuO on property ar
the southeast corner of lOfld °t. and ota aye
100 11 feet. The mortgage nv*9 m;ido or. June i+. 1805.
TO IMPROVE TWO BROADWAY BUILDINGS
Plans i.nip been filed for remodelling the two
five story loft a:.«i store buildings at No. 255 Broad
way, owned by the estate o? E. N*. Whltehouse.
and No. 3CI Brc>adwa>-. owned bjr the Ai ..
Institute 1 :iiPi!t v . which Includ
erection of an additional story In the rear o
.:, are- beinjf made for the Chlldawortl
pany end the ChIUH Company, as resuecttv© \*n
sees, Ht it cost of iio.ixw, a.-cordlnx to the estimate
Btervelt & Austin, the architects.
BUYS SITE FOR BUSINESS STRUCTURE.
I }■. Wakeman has sold for a client to the Acme
Construction Company No. 9 TYest 30th St.. a four
Btory divrlling house, on a lot t&Cxfl fe«t. The
I uyers will erect a twelve story mercantile bulld-
TRADING SHOWS GOOD L. I. MARKET.
Stokes & Knowles have sold for the Myrtle Realty
Company to John C. Kolter two lots, each 20x10)
feet, on the south Bide of BdSall aye, 100 feet west
of Anthon aye. Also sold for the. Jamaica Park
South Realty Corporation the following: Two lots
In Fisher aye., to J. Belanaky; two lots In Elder
nvr., to H. 4 J. Bloom; two lots In Jacobs aye.. to
Morris Bernstein; one lot in Hoylnnd aye., to Mrs.
Mary Bradley; two lots In Hampbell ay©. and two
lots In Morris iv«.: to SiKmtinii Halter; two lots In
Fisher aye.. to P. & M. Cohen; two lota In Vnughan
avo., to Thomas A. Coyl?; four lots In Benedict
avo ., to Mrs. 8. Cohen; two lots In Norris aye., to
P. A K. M. Clccireno; on« lot in Einstein aye.. to
EJ. Pel Corno; one lot in Roclcawmy Road, to Ray
mond Costanso; two lots in Fisher aye... to P.
Cnrlstensen: two lots In Elder ay»,. to John Pous:-
Ifts? and two luts In Jacobs aye , to the Rev. v.
BIG YONKERS TRACT SOLD.
tve "old for
the Slater estat ■. at "i nkers, N" I . sixty-five a r«i
SHOT DOWN IN DOORWAY.
Old Man Arrested, Accused of At
tempt at Murder.
Union Hill, Feb. 15. William XI. Schmidt, ex-
Town Treasurer of West New York, was stricken
down and shot in his own doorway, at Jefferson
street and Hudson Bdulevard, West New York.
last iiiKht, by a man who escape* 1 but was
captured later. Schmidt is not dangerously
wounded, but tlu> physicians say he had a :.:ir
row escape from Instant death.
Hl.s n>sallunt is an old man, whom no one In
West New York M-ems to know, and th* cause
of th« attack Is a mystery. The prisoner says
thru If hv shot Schmidt he does not know why
he did it.
The members of the Schmidt family were all
In the fitting room of their hoi last evening,
uheri tho door bell ranj;. Mr. Schmidt's son
Edward, who is about thirty years Id, went to
th* d".. r . and found tlu-re a neatly dressed old
man with gray mustache and whiskers.
"1 want (•• see Mr. Schmidt," s:ii.l the visitor.
The elder Schmidt went to the door Ha had
no sooner ached It than h«« was struck by the
stranger on the, head with the handle of a
bucksaw. He dropped unconscious, and as he
fell the stranger fired a shot Rt him. The bullet
hit Sol nidi In the tight side. grazing th-- rib*
The sound of the phot brought the other mem
bers of the family t.« the door, and Edward
Schmidt reached it in time to see the assailant
fleeing down the street. He gave chase, and
nfter n couple of blocks had been covered the
strange • turned nnd fired t-.vo shots at his pur
suer Both went \« Id Schmidt was unarmed
and gave up the pursuit. li- hastened U> the
police station and an alarm was sent out in all
directions. If resulted In the capture of a man
who was Identified as Schmidt's assailant. ;i..
Eiaid he was John D*»mpsey, llfty-slx years old.
of North Bergen. 11- \v;ip accused of an at
tempt to kill.
HOW TO GOVERN A CITY.
Civic Reformers Discus 3 Duties of Mayor and
Board of Aldermen.
Suggestions ior governing a city properly, and
other detail i, sucl na the km-1 of men to elect an 1
the power to be supplied them to make their work
successful, were the topics of discussion by speak
ers last night at a Joint meeting In Cooper Union
of thr> National Municipal League and th* People.*!
Thomas M. Oaborne. "f Auburn. X. V . differed
from the oth'i- speakers In bis handling of Him
subject of tho evening. "Civic Reform, the Mayor
and tho Aldcrmeir-tho topic assigned to e.icli
speaker^-by declaring that the back door of Civil
Service reform should be opened so that the In
efficient might be k.-.i out. and that while v,<
want good government for cities, the people want
self-government more." The Rev. Thomas it. Silc»r
presided, and the other speakers were John Martin
and Edward A. Moffett.
Mr. Martin said some persons believe 1 in giving
the Mayor more power and of stripping the Boa ■:
of Aldermen of what power and dignity it baa left.
"' .said he thought the city Gould not be admin
istered liko ;i corporation, as It bad special ne
cessities that required special administration
"The politics of New York City," he said, 'touches
more closely the lives of more people than some
states contain In population. The city government
.;'-" '■""•""'•"■'V n like that of a
"■i ''• directors ■,! ;L; L i_'ori»orutlon in., ■if ,i .
me,, who drafted the charter of greater \. w v r" '
told me that th« members or th. u" ' \\^ , t *»? r ..' c
men were Intended as errand i.ovi f,, r ,V,,.|1- J,n~
Btituents. 11^ > ; ,id the real Board of i,™ ni !
the Hoard U f Estimate und^Ap^rtlomnenU""
Iv.vive aldermen from Manhattan " anil eieht
aldermen from Brooklyn, Mid Mr Marti' ahoul,
fellow men in public office without reran* t« J2fi
but for the public good. "No case of grnrt has b£jn
iSSSSSK lnl,Ude^rel n l , U de^re I d ritaln ' S Citles '*- -nVun?
politics. In good city government *n* tbe nUngfiS*
of land, for development, to £ Mrs. Johnston, of
Wllkes-Barre, Perm., for over $10f>,000. They hay»
also resold the property to a Mr. Tasker. who is
the president of a large development company m
THE WESTMINSTER CHANGES HANDS.
YV. J. Huston & Sou and W. C. & A. E. LestST
have sold tor filward J. Farrell the W'estmirster.
a s^ven story elevator apartment house, on a plot
4.-J. 11x110 feet, at tho northeast corner of 14
and St. Nicholas avo.
A $400,000 BROAD ST. LEASE.
Douglas RoMr.son, Charles S. Brown & Ofc h»V«
leased for the Consolidated Btock and Petroleum
Exchange to Edward Miller the restaurant In the
structure betngf erected *t the southeast corner of
Broad and Beaver stH., for a term of twenty-one
ye,in» a: an aggregate rental of WOO, 1 -"^.
SALE OF PARCEL HELD OVER 100 YEAR 3.
Mandelbaum & Lewir.e have bought from th*
Crosby estate No. 20 F.ast Broadway a five story
building, with stores, 25x71 fee;. This is the first
eala o" the property in over on* hundred years.
George R. Read & Co. were the brokers.
TRANSACTIONS IN REALTY.
Slaweon & Hobbs have sold for Caroline 1*
Bleecker to a client of V. Vtctorson the premises
No. 163 East 135 th St., extending through to Nix
152 E«st lasth St.
CHcott C. Colt has sold for tbe Colt estate for
(12,100 the property No. HO West 134 th st.
Van Winkle & Scott sold for Louis Knoesel to
O. G. Ericsson a plot lOOxIOOx UiegjiilT, on tha
south side of Van Ntst aye.. 200 feet west of Bronx
dale aye, known as lots Nos. 13, 14, 15 and, 15.
Downing map, at Van Nest station.
Douglas Robinson. Charles B. Brown 4 Co. nave
sold for Mrs. Florence Oppenheun No. 45 Murray
St., a five story bullUing on a. lot 27.7x100.* feet, be
tween Church st. and West Broadway.
Clement H. Smith sold for Wlswell & Polly a two
family dwelling hoiid». No. k»37 Elsmere Place, ti>
a client for occupancy.
T!«o Charles !•'. Noyea Company has leased the me
stow building No. 9-5 Beekman st. for a lon<
term of years to Conner, Fendler * Co. Also, tn«
second floor of the building No. 27 Maiden Lane
northwest corner Nassau st , for Simon Frankel to
Joseph B. Acker for ten years from May 1 next-;
I Clarence Davles has sold tor V\ imam ti. W -
Whirter the six story apartment ho::3» 50x100 feet
on the north Bide, of 152 d street, ttft- feet west ot
Courtlandt avr.. known as No. 653 East lj-a si.,
also for Stephen H. Jackson th* plot.JOx*"* feet,
on the southwest corner of Kelly and lo.th sts.
Helln^- & Wolf have sold No. 20 East l.th at^ an
eight story loft building, on a lot 23x92 feet, to A.
C. Err.Kt as an investment
Newman Grossman has sold to A. Posner No. «.»»
Clinton st... a six story tenement house, 13x72 feet.
The Ernst-Cahn Realty Coin nan y hn-i sold for
Adolf Weisberper No. SM Oak Tree Place, a three
story two fumily house, on lot ltaSG feet.
J. 11. Jones ha sold No. 993 Summit ays.. a four
story double flathous<\ on plot 3«fx92 feet.
St Ann's Churcli has sold the five story flathous*
No. £03 West 78th St.. on plot 40x102.2 feet, adjoin
ing the northwest corner of Amsterdam aye.
Max Marx has sold for Martin D. Fink to John
C Rodgers No. 400 West 148 th St.. a three story
high stoop dwelling house, with extension, on lot
William P. P.ooney has sold for William Nlglutch
No. 447 West 41st St., a four story tenement house,
on lot 26x98 feet.
Henry B. Cutner has cold for Janet an Cott and
Klirabe'th R*td to Santiago P. Cahtll No. !S5 West
22<i St., a three story dwelling house, on lot SIxSS.9
The. Doughty estate has sold No. 612 Madison ay*..
northwest corner EM st.. a four story dwelling
house, on lot 20.6x95 feet.
Stelnman & Jackson have sold for Samuel C.
Bourn to Maurice Goldberg No. 129 West 115 th *t..
a five story double flathouso. with stores, on lot
OBJECTION TO PRISON.
V tutor President Protests Against
One Near Poughkeepsie.
rotigrhkeepeia, N. V, F«b. 15.— bill Intro
duced In the Legislature providing for the erection
of a statn prison near Poughkeepsie to take th»
place of Slnp oiny prison has aroused opposition
tiara, although some citizen!! favor It for commer
cial considerations. President James M. Taylor of
Vassar Colleen sent to the press an emphatic pro
test. There ar« on* thousand younp women from
all parts of tho country at Vassar. Mr. Taylor says,
I believe if would be inimical to th« Interact? of •«
college f<">r women to have a great Jail establish^
in its neighborhood, not only bec&uag of the Influ
ence, which mii-h an institution would exert upon
the minds of our patrons, but because through the
occasional and ln«v!Mblo escapes from prison and
beonu** .•? the srreitt body of hangers-on that
pithors «uch a state institution the vicinity
itsolf would b« endangered and defiled, T believe
It an outrage on any law-abldinp Institution of this
Bort. Our prisons ought to be in retired sections,
away from our cities and away from our villages.
and they ought to b* *r> established primarily f»r
th« ijoo.l of our unltien. for their s,ifety, and,
with a viow to th^ preservation of our chiMnm
from contact with tho Ideas and assoclattona thi:
(crow up around them and secondarily for the good
of th-> prisoners themselves. Tha mere cost of
transportation to a remoter district Is as nothing
compared with *>vlls that result from the proximity
of such an institution.
Th« farm which the s=tate authorities nre «aid to
have in mind f^r th» Fit« of tba new prison Is the
'Jill place, at Canielor. four miles south of Poug-h
k<>epsi>». .m the riverfront. Thos* who favor the
bin contend that prisoners would be taken from
trains at Catnelot. and that Poußhkeepeie would
not bo direct ly associated with the prison whil*
the city would jcoi urn.-li benefit In t!i« way of
POLICE FIND BATTERED VIOLIN.
Label Says It's a Stradivarius — Discovered
in Alleged Burglar's Flat.
; ' ■■••••" Btradivarius, Cremonensls. Faclobat
Anno 1~95." Is tho label. In blurred type ami
crabbed script, on brown, fragile an.l age-worn
paper, which Acting Captain Price', of the Bronx
detective bureau, found la&t night Inside a de
crepit violin, which nrtia found In the. flat of Ernest
Brinkert, of No. 5651 Third avenue, who is now
under arrest and awaiting examination on several
charoea of robbery. The captain is going to ask
mi expert to determine its character.
Brinkert wag arrested on Tuesday in Thinl av?
nuA by ■■:<.,-■■ Buesser and RappoM. Ho was
carrying a bundle, which was found to contain
clothing and silverware Owners have been found.
according to the vibe, for part of the goods in
the bundle, and also for many similar articles of
value found In the prisoners home They will
make complaints .ipalns* Brinkert
In the flat where Brinl lived the detective*
round » woiiHiii and four children n; to the nelcli
bora said, hud been there with him for MTiinl
jenrs. 1I •■ prisoner refuses to talk.
IRONWORKERS WILL KEEP UP STRIKE.
The Jlousesnilths" and Brldgemen'a Union of tola
city has received word that the executive com
mittee of the International Association of Bridge
and Structural Iron Workers, which met to decide
whether to keep ip the national strike, decided
thai the strike shall continue. This was confirmed
by a special notification to lh« Bame effect thai
v.:.s sci-.t to the headquarters In tuts city oC the
Nation Association of Erectors of Structural iron
and Steel, agalnsi which the strike was ordered"
The strike has been In progress since October. 1^
The following petitions In bankruptcy wen tiled
yesterday whh ihe clerk of the United States Dis
trici • ■•urt .
Milton Brodt, Yonkers. N. V.. voluntary petition
showing debta of *i..oi and „„ .; j:, T - h J "£"£:
pal ereSltor Is J. K. VVeudor. $311. l
n Schedules of n> <■ Swain .v Son. involuntary
bankrupts, show debts of $33,238 and assets of W-
Hi. I ...■ latter consist of rush on hard. $200; stock
hi tru.'e ».8OO; personal property. $i,ooo ; machlnerv
Jo4X>. t.iii accounts due, v ;.m The Drlnolnai cr£.V
Schedules or Jacob Steinberg, Involuntary bank
rupt. show debts of BS.TB «nd : asaets if |t!ogt^S^
latter consist of notes. $*4: stock In tradJT is *?£
account?. n.m; property ... r«v«rs"on «<i
personal property J3OO T;i« only r^.^ lt^
Bthedulat of Al*xt<ai n-eiinian, lnN-ohintATT bank-
loans on Real Estate by
Title Insurance issued by
this Company, which will
prevent any loss from de
fective Titles or otherwise.
Insurance and Trust
CAPITAL a cq enn flfin
87 Liberty Street. 59 Liberty Street,
iTJtleOept* .Trust 4 Banking D«pt.)
188 Montacne Street. Brooklym.
(Tttla Dept ■=<* Treat is Basklss D«pt ..i
To Let for Business Purposes.
OFFICES. LOFTS, STUDIOS,
NEW BUSINESS DISTRICT
BUILDING. r4r 4
For terms, floor plans and par*
ticu'ars apply to
ALBERT B. ASHFORTH.
4 West 33d Street. New York
LARGE STORE FLOOR TO LET
METROPOLITAN REALTT BL'H-DISO.
I Fireproof. > Fronting Brooklyn Bridge. ■ •
WILLIAM AND KOBE STB.
POWER. ELEVATOR. Ac. DAT AND NIOHT.
RLLAND & WHITING CO..
6 BEEKMAN ST.
OFFICES, ulrsgly or en «uit«. Caiabrid** Buli&ns.
■tt aye.. corner 33d at. C. DUDUST ALJ^jf.
A««nt. on premise*.
STORE AM' LOFTS to let la tia New Building. 103
and li>4 WaM SSUi St.
OFFICES, single or eult-ii. Broadway 29th St. Bul'.ittai
Inquire HARRIS & VAUGHN, on premise*.
CHILDa BUILDING. 34th St. »nd Broadway; Urj»
> and «:r... offices to let. 'WILLARD S. BURROW"*
& CO.. ae^nta.
STORE. BASEMENT AND FIRST LOFT to leaia. to-
K»ther or separate. 1 West 84th ■•.
DESK ROOM — AT. modern oaVw conv«c!ence« (M «er
vlce; special advantaces. MASLTAOTL'RER? SALE 3
AND SERVICE CO 377 Broadway.
OFFICES. »!r.gl» cr suites. Broadway 89th St. Bu'.ldtns.
Inqu!r» HARRIS & VAUGHN, on premise.
Real Estate at Auction.
REAL ESTATE AT ACTION FEB. 19. * Ml
D. rmr.vix IVGRAHAM. Auctioneer.
Real Estate For Sale.
HIOH • LASS MANHATTAN r«al ••tata; efr*ctlY« nt-
JL vl -» fcr buyer and seller; a.?;:r»'-s appraisals, c-.anajr; -
m«nt of estates. ALBERT B. ASHKORTH. 4W. Sil St.
■nOR BALE. — High «-;asa residences specialty: or« »i
X; two bargains never offered before. POST A RESJ".
11 East 6"th «'.
Unfurnished Apartments to Let.
DUPt.F.X APARTMENTS — Owi. your own homo: WH-
Inir a*l ■ Cirri.?; Mt iacar.-tea now o<t»r»-l. 14
•tory; fireproof. Fcr y'.ar.s see CHARLES E. FOKCT.
«-f> Stk ay a.
Tver, rorK ROOM SUITB3: also parlor. bedroom an*
I bath. tA l»r. Apply Hotel Majestic. W»»t 72a at.
Country Property for Sale.
For Sale at Larchmont
An unusuallr attractive ■**■* -* :s * '"» p«rf>;t
enler. Built by present owner for Ms own '-»«. ta
the b*»t and m^t «uf«tant!al manner, with all
modern conveniences, Indudlna bathrooms to •*?.'*
■Uttet elect rio r..-». etc Ar-jly '.-.«*:•£ for oola
Situated in the cv.trs cf aboct tw« acres, frnnt
trj on three roads, high ground. Cue \ >*> «
-<.]■•;;:■. ;* well laid cut and »c?:.
An nimsnal oprortunlty is ban sssaSßaal •
a,cqxi!r«. at a reaaonabia prV>». » most at^ractr.
.' - '-r-.-.-r particulars »pr> ta
GEO. R. READ & CO..
«» I.lbwrty St. I '741 S East S?th St.
J^JTOCK FARM of the late Jaaa K. Owen. BnsHsai
■^ B. * Ok It R.; 4SO acres: tiswsaillMS bar»ala. Cat
a'.oyun or Reat Kstate. Includtr-K Farm*. fr»». FIDEUTT
RKALTT SYNDICATE. Baltimore. Marylan<S.
I SLAND IN tX>N« IBr^ANT* tOrNl> FOR BAU— U-
J. dress J. M. LOTTOS * 00.. Inc. 8 ItoUnavl Avenu».
South Norwalk. Conn.
IT OF TOWN REAL ESTATE E-X.-TTANOEr) tot
OUT • - REAL EST
city property mr •paetaltr. L. TV. JOHNSON. 510
Country Property to Let.
TO RENT FROM MAY IST.
Summer home, larso house, furnlihea: 8 aerea ear*4
for; delightful surround In its: a Ittt'e over an hoar fror»
(■»r»nd Central etatton on either Harlem or N. H. It. R.
In Westchester County. R»nt. lI.SOO for M»aaon. Tot
further particulars apply PHILIJP9 * WELI4, Trt»«B«
Bulldtas, New Torlc.
VRVKRNE. — To M for the »v;rrrr.er ««aaon. as a Brt
vats dwelling amis, »a unobstructed <v«an-fsc:s«
cotta»t. with lawn tennis «rouri.i»; m^trn a_id first claw
In every resrect; rental. $2,(X\>. Aia.-tr»s Box v*. ax
veroe. N. t.
COP SEASHORE COTTAOE3. Harwich. Mm
■J — Rented completely furnl«h*A: every eoir.f'rt; fine
r<>ach; .-..Htas« sites »o!d; circular. KAEP, 805 W"»»t
124 th »t.
Furnished Houses to Let — Country.
ASBURY PARK. N. J.
DMtraMs furrtshed cottagers la rent for saasesi ott»
carrlasfs -*■<. trains by appointment. »«r.d for new true
trat« i Vxoklet.
Mil AN no*9 \r.K!«rT.
All^nhnr^t <orT*- gtatlon>. A>t>uTy F»-k.
City Property for Sale.
1»>~ LOTS IN' RICHMOND BOROrOH.— M*«?eJas»
—».»-trt ■••:. sewer, gas. •toetrktty; SV feet to trolley:
$I^.ooo. J. S. DRAKE. 42 Uroaifway. New York.
Brooklyn Property for Sale.
"ACKERS ON HOUSES" S 12,000 UP.
DaTTACHEV ONE-FAMILT PWn.I.INGS.
I". 11. ACKEKSON <OMl>\>\.
New York offices: HO Nassau St.
European Property for Sale.
F'K BA UK.— LA ROB CASTLE; modern Improvement*;
i. perfect comfort; in Tourainr, Franc*: exceptional oc
casion; about l.i*A> •erea, with lawns, \ jr.'.s. woods,
farms, an.l toil!.*; splendtvl view on the Valley of Inire:
II miles from Tour*. !jto miles from two ra'.lwfcc sta
tions: sprtiii; anJ rii«-r w;it»r elevataj m«chanlcallr;
f.slitnK. "hooiing; ca«tl»- unit park ,-an bo let by t.i» year-
Write It. 'UK I. ::.!.-; AVrit 4-Mh street. New Tori; Clt*
I WANT >2.o«<t flrai morteaKe on my house on two «2>
lots. In Westehe»ter L'o>inty: Interest. C>.
PR. U. T. HALIiET.
1M East 125 th »t- City.
I n^— — .
rupt. show debt» of J19."» and assets of lUi*
Th« latter consist of stock. $1,000; accounts, til*
«nd other property, $Sa<>. Th« principal erKlltors
ara K.->uM* .*■ Co.. t2.M>: KnjtUsh & re., «.«. and
Rii hard * BH'i<»r. $1.4*9.
An involnniHrv petition •»«• <>l«d against NsrSan
VI ilson. No. 2.453 Second «v«rvi<». hv Srmons *
M<v?r«?#!d»r, with a cialra ••>£ $3,737. T»ans*»r "'
assets, consisting of recently t -r'4Ctea *uili-i»^
*• a er&nc* is all? »