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safety ; PAPER
BLOCKS forgeries.
iMi:m< i.v iNGKSUtrr
SOUHSS rnoni.i.u
Recent Crimes Suggest Wider
.tdo/Mkm of This X-.edrd
Protective System.
riIIUHI flccounls of re-cent K»cecssfuUj% ' :\/
cuted forperies of letts» of credit, dralt* "' ' : ;
cat.- of «epoaH and other documents have created
a widespread interest In this subject «n« <- vml
Iniportaac* to th- bwtoew cotnmunUy. and the
haiki-.iR world is again diaenscias. «" » doe? at
♦v. :■>• . rrenoa of **** cleverly devised scheme
by criminals to obtain money unlawfully.
limy 10 prot«>ct Jt«U «nu the public against Ibis
partlcnlar form ot theft. Th^ poUce records of all
nations l-cnr ample evidence of bow skilled artisans.
usually Txr*-rt cngravtrs. Utbographexa, penmen
*nd other-. ti>k the danger Ot detection and pun-
Oilmen. Tor the sake at BBHMea pain. These be
com* pf»tfe«J«*nal teen and counterfeiters, and
a:e not lo be oonfused wilh the accidental <vrons
dotr. driven jo wime by necessity or tempted by
eptieUi opivruinitie.-:. oi' with those who succeed in
obtaining T-ioney on checks or negotiable paper
HOW AN ATTEMPTED ALTERATION AFFECTS SAFETY PAPER.
drewji on bankins institutions where no account
exists. The latter iiainwl amooaed in their fraud by
taking advantage of the credulity of their victims,
not l.v fit gory.
In order to Bullish an answer to the query, often
propotUKtod. if the • ian< iai institutions prot<»cted
themselves sufilciemly against such imp<>sitions.
«t>d to paihor reliable information concerning tin?
i:sual niotn<xss of protection -■-;■. r;;. !y. *n
i'uestigation was ii«;- among a number oi lianKs.
iruist ■ .ii!pan : railroad and express companies
Jim! ..tic; institutions conducting large money
trcnactiotiE . id exchanges ■■* currency throucn
the medium of letters of credit, bonds. cerUncatea
of vmrious Port«. <hfquec. drafts, money orders or
»ny paper involving ■ money consideration. rite
result of this inquiry leads to the conclusion that.
•while many •world-Known institutions and lesser
<in^ a ].«o us* «>xi*l"*-nt mean* of precaution neairi^t
forg«»rj'. 'h»re is a piirprisinc lack of knowledge
In the' business world li general concerning In*
\«>ry important r ,:,i. i Most of them are In
«'!in«*d to rely i:pop «»n«rrave<l steel plates of «"Om
vlir-ated .iePiVn. printed with a non-phntosxaphic
Tini «=ucli as th« New York Stock Exchange re
quires- others pin < prr faith to the familiar safety
nunoh others to indelil.le ink itP^d with another
form of li«nk r .u«cl . others. wain. mak« a we ol
... tirit or safety paper. Tho«e usinc the iat
»«f felv Rltlrelv on their iithoirrar'iers c. r the
various' banknote companies V rapply them ;"']
an acid-proof paper. «n<i the radical and vital
riifferenee between safety lint and BBf€ty paper
1« riot generall> understood. As » matter of fact.
«af»iv i^per mad.- In this country is used to a
er'^t" extent in hanklns cfrcles and ♦m,>loye«l by
mi.ny first class aKTapben and general en-
Fr iYi«%nouostionably true, however, that it l« not
sen«"mllv known thai safety paper not only ?oi\rs
tI,» problem «t hand. l.ut is also an American m
vntio,, and another triumph for American '"Seii"-
Ity and repn.irco. wilier, chiefly accounts for the
craaual paFFtng of the fang* r.
saiktv rArrr. amkricax idea -
To sn American of Scwtcu descent «eors-- I#a
-;.,, •. nbo«" ganidzed sailing of th<l Scotch-I-a
mont n.ay probably be ascribed to an ■■■ - " -'■•'
fan.y at that .■■'. Englihh history when Set
and Vr.whntan «'[«• allies, belongs the credit of
-.lie safety paper principle. To him. also, is Justly
due < r«-.ln for dfvisjnu spc-cial n-.a.-hinery and tor
\\w discovery of a process, a traa<- seer. i. l<y wl-.uh
v-afoiv pj.rx'r is treated during th<^ course of :naiiu
bKtnre! i-'OT many y.ars Hie pn.du.-t of ihe Nvnky
a>id Brooklyn factories has been considered a
SiStu4 bond paper from Senator Cranes
New Bnciand mill?. Loth products being used bj
iho l-ni:M States- Rovwanw-iit a:id most banknote
companies? >lr. l.a Monte b<'can to make his safety
are a ... treatment,
a 'peculiarity in rtirface deeigna. and also certain
characteristic diffei-en<e S jj, :.-v- • and "f'-d.
Ti>- rirst. for the purpose <.f preventing acid or me
chanical ensure i? based upon the principle that if
s piece of is treated during th^ proce»< of
mauufactUT« with a combination of ■ '''■" als. the
i-tisis of which is? identical with that of the com
mercial writing ink. the result, when t**™ l **™**
i i»de of onmhinlnj* the two will ••■■ a perfect unio.i.
i;^. second Teature. in combination witu fuguive
lints, prevent* photographic reproduction as wen
»« ih-> possibility of undetected erasore. while the
third is mainly Wful in protecting the consumer
acalnst bnposttlon. once he becomes familiar with
-lie sr«'ciHl o.iialitiep '..-.,.;. employed for
t-Pfcific irjrpos<s.
••Tt'OiiF" widely iced by many governmentis
slid private institutions." said Mr George^ M
1 a Moiiic son of the inventor, "the use of gaiety
paper is still in its infancy, if we consider the
trarnoses to which it might wisely I.c employed
a« » precatftloaarj- measure Our paper. ln used
by tlie I'nitec States. Canadian.. Peruvian and
other governments, in Cuba, the Philippines.
Panama. Japan. Mexico. England. Sweden and
ciber nations, chiefly by the banks of those coun
-■^af'-tv r^per hs? of late years quietly made its
tvsv to "(lie from and ?olv«vl the problem of pro
■K.iion apainst fraud. It is a m:m< r of interest
„. ,».<> btntoeft! pui»l> o - !<)t n ifiol v 1 " "i" if * banK*
o- tii'«- ir;u!e. he<ause it will ■. • form eflkient per.
call'-d" upon bj- those who need it. Ti:e day
«if ibe forgfr i« |rraduall> passing «way. and he
■ritJ ermrelv vanish If Kood safety paper is uni
vwrsaliv r-Tiiployefl. not only in bankinc affajrs hut
f.»,' lmportani documents of any character. Every
v „ . or .... of paper we manufacture Is rigidly
s,r-<o?:ni«l for and ■„.,•).■ ■* It i* i ■•• possible lor
*ny outfider to obtain it for any purpose what
f,«ex<r and we offer to give a bond lo that effect-
At ihe offl" of an engraving and printing e*tab
ll«hment in this city which executes large < on
t'-acts for covernnients and i ori>orations. it was
t-«aie«l th'ev used National safety paper in laree
nua-itities for moncv oruer?. <!ieck«= and vouchers.
The banks in ceueral. it was said, knew very Ifttle
Rbout ihe radical diflv-r.nc~ ■•'-'■' safety tints
snd Vafctv rapei. Usually the printer wa.« d
peaded apon to furnish an "acid proof paper. as
,h" lavmiii moans <-»» s it. That tests *" r " ever
rna!ie'a«ide from those of Use government ami a
JJilirt, . ... .....at they doubtr-d. Cwjuestlon
ibiv rrimers would be only too plad to uf=e safety
I*pV, if Fr^-oifiod. as it made -. much better look-
J!r r " > . of work. president of the Homer T.re
fir Homer !.«>*. prealdeßt »t 'he Homer L«e
vln'ti. Note Company- and ... well known expert
f'r.d an authority in everything relating to the
Lrtater-s art. raid: "The subject has always been
Jn*- of <3e»p taterest to me. botl from a profos-
EfaoaJ and personal standpoint. Safety paper is a
■\f.luabl« adjunct to the various protectivfi means
WMch banks and corporations: use, and I am in
favor *>f *** more T ,erjii adoption. lam familiar
•*ith 1.9 Monies papi and consider It the best
w.r»»v paper on tlie market, a? standard for its
Kt^iSc purpose* as O» •■. bond paper, used, as
it- name mdieatea. for bonds and valuable docu
nsvnta a*id the paper money of various govern
: - . one delve? Into this subject th» greater
Is* the conviction that many leases through fraud
few forgery might be avoided if safety paper were
univ^rpalfv employed whenever the Blterlng of the
l*-xt of th* document mijrht adversely affect some
one Little has tK-^n ««ld of the <juostion of «
neose r^rsui- while safety paper costs ■ trine
inor* ■)-. percentag* is so inflniteaimally small In
roniyariHOT! with the amount or Interest involved
ttattt is hardly a reasonable factor. It would al
wave b*-' the oi»*a.jvej,t form of Insurance. In any
cati- In many countries typewritten oontraet* and
»KT*Vni«*nta are not lfgal. but must be written in
lone hand on stamped pap**!"— a government reve
nue This par** Is usually a coarse white raj
fabric on which, however, changes and alterations
have and can »-- readily made, t>y experts.
Thus when the t:** of safety paper Income* more
"encrai and not till then, will forgery become a
lost art! unless o:se choose* to iguor* opportunities
»>S«'r»-d and, like a certain frenzied financier whom
''if writer inv.rvlewed, be willing to "take a
rhsne* on the blamed graftf-n"," and. aF In the
ancient tale, clot* if.*- stable door after the horse
has teen stolen.
TILLMAN SAILS FOR EUROPEAN TRIP.
Boston, May 3G.— Senator Benjamin R. Tillman,
cf South Carolina, sallod fnr Europf on the White
Star liner Canopic to-day. The Senator, who is
ft«*>mpar.!*d i ■-. bis wife, if- making the trip for
las benith.
Before BBjIiM Senator Tilinmn discussed the po
litical fltuillon. Bxnvaaaaag the opinion that if Bec
i»t«j-> Tftlt . r*r+u*-f the Republican Pre«i<jentu!
nomination r»*rr)'vrratf'" victory in «-nih«f If a
gtiieaeu* cririurion. According ■' S»net^r Tlllm»n.
«'. J. R?ran it tr># iog^-Bi candidate for the Demo
crfctir -cslnatlcn l£r Pretidtat. ... -
MKTZ ATTACKS P. S. C
ON EXTRA SUBWAY WORK.
City Sacrificed, lie Says, to Aid
Behnont's $6,000,000 Claim.
A bitter attack was made <.n the Public Service
Commission by Controller Met* yesterday when be
chars«d the commission with deliberately *acrl
ficintr the city's Interests in permlttlnß the Bel
mont interests to prosecute « data for $6,000,000
for *>xtra work In building the subway, for which.
Ibe Controller says, the city i- 5 not responsible.
Controller Met* alleges that the Public Service
Commission deliberately set aside the determina
tion of the former chief ensineer of the Commis
■ion. Geofge B. Rice, who and r th* law was the
final rotter, and that dlsreeardbig Mr. Rice's de
termination possibly opens the door to mulcting
the city for X.000.000.
Controller IfetJ recommends that the controversy
over the bills of the Behnonl Interests be referred
to the Corporation Counsel to determine whether
the Public Service Commission had the right to
modify the original contract at all. In order to
handle the matter Intelligently the Controller ad
dressed a letter to the Board of Estimate and Ap
portionment In which be Incorporates data fur
nished by the Corporation Counsel. lie saiu.
■s ">,«.. f.,' the ;..n ! ,r ;; , ; ti. ; n of. l; ; -^ :
T^ I .'^-!"'". •:;•.•" -f". ""l^'ln,,, other
foTtbTMiW •" »da»lonal a-orfe and h»
ClSuVs of Hddllional »»|* ri f '"^^
:.V. V. ., 1: 1 .;..^™-,^- ,;;../, ;;-■
review of hi* action by arbitration was also pro
vided. it s«ms that a large amount of **■■*»*;
tionai work and material has been done or fUr
nislied, payment for which to the amount of about
,:...>....■.;. a .- also. I understand, been made, the
correctness of which has not, so far as I know,
be^u questioned. . , :n /•„,.,>,„,.
There remains, however, a claim ('?Y stl U ,-on
additional work and materials, wnlcli tti. on
tractor s ,uts at about J8.000.OM!. 1 will result tj ■ »hj*e
amounts «re eventually paid U will ro sult^tl i. t the
contract, the estimated costof which was .>....'• -^. » "K
will cost the city about M6.GoO.'Wf>. Mr. L'< r. the
chief engineer, acting under prov'SK 'tisoi w
contract and under date of November 30. 1* ... has
made a determination of the balance due^and fixed
it at about $SSB.OW. Instead of the $fi.noo.»iiw c!aum<l
b OiJ ! Dec«aßber < U 8 "li«. an agreement *« fnterjjd
into between the Public Service Conin don*
John R. McDonald and the interbovonph Rapid
Transit Company, which modified the provision? ; <f
the original contract of ISOO as to arbitration. This
agreement whs Rpproved as to form by the Lor-
P< TIU* > Puhlic Service Commission, acting for the
city of New York, has appealed from thejdeter;
ruination of Chief Engineer Bice and ha« appoin -
ed Frank Brainard a* an arbitrator. The con
tractor has slso appealed from the £*«"*£*£?"
of Chk-f Engineer Rice and has appointed Morgan
.!. OBrien «s an arbitrator. The third arbitrator
ftSSaSffiiSRMAJ have gathered from an
examination of th« facts above presented and the
law applicable thereto devlop the amazine prop
osition thai the Public Service Commission .not
withstanding th- fact that by the terms of the
original rapid transit contract whereby the chief
r.iigiTT-e- was made the final arbiter In disputes b»
tween the contractors and the commission, nas
deliberately set arid* th« determination of the chier
engineer. which was arrived at after careful ex-
Thai* determination v.as final, conclusive and
binding upon all parties, and originally agreed .oby
,-.. contractors ii? a method of adjustment of dis
pute? with their ill knowledge mid consent, and
i,.', apparently entirely agreeable to them. in*
Public Service Commission has further deliberately
opened The door for the presentation of claims
against the , it, In Ihe - im of |6.«n0.0K». There was
no obligation whatever resting upon that comnus
rfon to consent to an modification of the pro
visions of the original contract, which made the
present embarrassment of the city possible, and
it is tlie cranting of this consent in deliberate sac
rifice of the citv> interest of which I complain the
most bitterly " The action of the Public Service
Commission ' has in effect given permission to re
new an attack upon th« city which has once been
a< ln U the event bam commissioners of arbitra
■ . . . ■ that the commissioner* ol arbltra
tion shall allow the whole or any substantial part
of this 16.000.000 claim, it will become necessary
under t!i<i rapid tmnm set or the Board of Eetl
inat»» and <\pportionmf-iu to authorize the issue of
corporate stock to make payment therefor. and
further to certify that there are funds available
for the payment. of the same.
v ... serious legal question also arises In my
mind a- t" whether the Public Service Commission
ever bad any power si all under the rapid transit
act to so modify the vapid transit contract as to
admit of such a far reaching and .serious change
in its t^rms as has been accomplished by its action.
At the unices Of the Public Service Commission
the opinion wa« expressed that Controller Metz
had not read carefully the rapid transit law or
the provision* of the contract made with McDon
ald by the Rapid Transit Commission. Contract
No. i Mcpressly provided for arbitration in case
either of the parlies to the contract should appeal
from the determination of the chief engineer. Mr.
McDonald was the Mr«t to appeal, a not exactly
wonderful ;.••■: In view of the great slicing made
by Mr. Rice in the claim for extra work from
something more than $6,000,000 to $338,000. The com
mission further questioned this latter amount and
objected to a charge of 129.400 which had been al
lowed by the chief engineer.
When the controller first objected, several
months hro, the commission pointed out thai the
question of arbitration was not one In which the
city was directly concerned. Having taken over
the functions of the Rapid Transit Board, it was
the commisirion'-s duty to combat the protect of the
contractor and to employ suitable counsel to defend
the appeal. The Corporation Counsel approved the
modification In the provisions for arbitration, and,
although !> (i t|i he and the Controller were Informed
of the hearings on the arbitration, neither took the
pains •■. appear at the hearings.
VIRGINIAN RY. NOTES. $17,000,000.
To Eun for Five Years at 6 Per Cent —
Rogers's Indorsement Expected.
The mount of notes to he Issued by the Vir
ginian Railway Company, controlled by H. I!.
'Rogers, it is learned, is $17.000,000.. The notes,
which are to run for five >"« r«. are to bear 6 per
cent interest, the same rate a« that of the $iO.
000.000 two-year notes sold in February, 1*97, by
the Tidewater Construction Company to raise
funds to continue the work of constructing th«
Tidewater Railway, which was consolidated with
the Deepwater Railway a year or so ago. The pro
ceeds of 'he new notes will lie used to take 'ip
these HO,***)/"*} old notes and to provide th« Vir
ginian Railway Company with additional capital,
which it Is now thought will be sufficient for the
completion of the road.
The notes will h<» secured by bonds of the com
pany and also, it Is understood, by the personal
indorsement of Mr. RojjerF. which was given on
the old notes, and perhaps by the indorsement of
other strong financial interests^ and they are to
be convertible Into bonds of the company after a
certain period.
BROOKLYN FERRY CO. FOR TERMINAL.
Will Be Used with Erie Canal as Basis, Says
One of Its Officers.
An officer of the Brooklyn Ferry Company was
quoted yesterday as follows, when asked regarding
the reported negotiations for the *>al«? of the prop
erty to the city:
"The Brooklyn Ferry Company is not trying to
sell its property to the city. The company is to be
reorganize! In accordance with the plan outlined
some weeks ago. by which the property Is to be
used for terminal purposes by a new transportation
company, which will be operated In conjunction
with the Erie Canal m a basis The plans of the
company in that reaped have not changed. Th«
city, however, has approaehedThe company with a
view 10 purchasing Its properties, In order to pre
vent the «11«coritjriu«nc« of itf feny sei'»>««, m
would h* den* under th* propos»d plan of organ
izing b terminal 'ompan. as the successor vi the
Brooklyn Ferry compaa}',' ' _^,-
NEW-YORK OAU.r TRIBUNE, STWOAY. MAT 17, 1008.
Our Own Importation of
Infants * and Children ' s Socks
3,000 pairs of Cotton Socks with fancy plaid tops;
sizes 5 to 9;
3,000 pairs Fine Quality Cotton Socks, in fancy
Scripcs; sizes 5 to 8^;
1,500 pairs English Lisle Thread, Openwork
Socks; sizes 4 to Sji;
1,000 pairs, Fine Quality Lisle Thread Socks,in
fancy stripes; sizes 4to %%\
1,500 pairs of Fine Cotton Socks, in solid black
or tan; sizes 6 to 9;
All at 23c. a pair
for sizes mentioned.
Extra Quality
Boys ' and Girls ' Fine Ribbed Cotton Hose
black only: sizes 6 to Bj£;
35C. pair, Regular price 55c
Misses * and Children 's Plain Lisle Thread Hose
extra fine quality, black and the correct shades
of tan: sizes 6 to 9;
39C. pair, Regular price 55c
Also Complete Lines of Cotton, Silk, Wool, Merino
and Lisle Thread Hosiery at Popular Prices.
itEVOUT MADE ON K. <$ M.
Condition of Company- Improved,
Says Committee.
The minority stockholders' committee of the
Kanawha & Michigan Railway has issued a state
ment to the minority stockholders regarding the
affairs of the company and th» work don» by the
committee, in Which it says that but for the panic
last fall It Is more than probable that dividends
would have been begun, and adds that, while the.
results of the last year have been disappointing for
th" minority stockholders, the actual condition of
the company is far better than it was a year ago.
The committee says that the proposed merger of
the Kanawha & Michigan and the Hocking Valley
Railway has been held up by the delay of the
courts, but that even with a. quick decision In favor
of the consolidation the state of the bond market
at present would not permit of the financing neces
sary to make the merger effective.
The statement continues in part as follows:
Since a year ago two member* of your commit
tee have been on the executive committee of the
road watching over the interests of the minority
stockholders. Important improvements are con
stantly going on. and at the meeting of the board
on April 30, $325,000 was unanimously voted to
renew the approaches to the Ohio River bridge,
which nt present are unable to bear ordinary coal
trains.
The committee adds* that, while the total cost
of putting the bridge in proper condition will be
nearly $360,000. bringing a fixed charge on the com
pany of bout $25,000 a year, it is estimated that it
will save $50,000 or $75,080 in net earnings, besides
permanently reducing the operating expenses at
the bridge, which have been one of the greatest
handicaps to a low cost of operation.
SAY FILTH KILLED KEMP.
Police Captain's Old Station De
clared Notoriously Unhealthful.
The death on Friday night of Captain Charles El
Kemp, of ihe Arsenal station, is believed to ha\e
i-eeii due io his life as • •< >n , ma iii l cr of the Jamaica
precinct, where the station is built over a cesspool.
The house is declared the most unhealthful of all
the unhealthful p"!k-e .stations in the ,-ity. and cap
tain Kemp was transferred from there to th^ sta
tion In Central Park In the hope that his health
might he benefited, but the change, made last
April, too late.
• it may well be fo." s.iid Commissioner Bingham,
when conditions at Jamaica were .ailed to his no
tice. "I understand that the house if, i,i ; ilt over a
cesspool, and naturally there Is a stench. We can
not £• t the money t.. repair these buildings, so
n bat can bi done about it?"
Captain Kemp was horn in the old f*t h Ward.
which haa produced many well known New York
ers. Mr first became a telegraph operator and then
s reporter. When he first went on patrol duty, in
May. ISSB, the Tenderloin reporters, then consisting
of some „f the best newspapermen in the <-it.\ . gave
him a gold handled revolver. He was made a cap
taln in March. irxi:'. Last Wednesday he applied for
s six weeks' leave of absence for his health, as he
had suffered from laryngitis for some time
Police Surgeon Don. .van said last ul*rht that he
had reported the primary cause of captain Kemp's
deatb as diphtheria of the larynx, although such
was not th< cause given out yesterday morning at
Headquarters, ftwinp to the diphtheretic feature of
the case, th'-re will be no public funeral.
MORE GOLD TO BE EXPORTED.
Additional engagements of gold to the amount of
$2,360,406 were made yesterday, the National City
Bank taking $2.<mOOP. of which $1,300,000 co. .'■,
to Paris and $500,001 to Berlin; and the Rubso-
Chlneae Bank taking: $360,000 for export to Berlin
These consignments, which will he forwarded on
the. Kronprlnz. on Tuesday. mak<- the total en-
BH«renient= since April ]. 124,100,000.
The supply of gold l<ars «t the Assaj < >fTico,
which are of the highest grade of fineness, such
as the Hank af France desires, is running short
because of the recent heavy withdrawals for ex
port. If the export movement continues this week
on last week's scale the exporters may have to
take coin, which, owing to loss by abrasion, is
less desirable for them than are bars; unless, In
deed, the supply of bars Is replenished by trans
fers to this city from other sasay offices. There
'." on hand a fairly larjre supply of gold bars of
lower prade, which are not unacceptable to the
German Hank.
HUDSON PLEASURE SEASON OPENS.
The pleasure season on the Hudson River be
tween New York and Albany will begin on Tues
day and Wednesday, when the steamers New York
ajid Albany, of the Hudson River Day Une, will
no into commission.
On Memorial Day the new steamer Hendrick
Hudson, of the Day Line, which can easily accom
modate five thousand passengers, will begin her
Service for IKIB With a special excursion from New
York to West Point, Newburg. Poughkeepak and
return.
The Hendrick Hudson will be put on the regular
Day L£n< route on June 2, la place of the steamer
Albany.
On June 29 the Day Line service will bo increased
by placing the steamer Albany on the route from
New York to Poughkeepsie and return, leaving
.'.>•■ Tori, one hour later than th« regular boat
■ rci returning in the early evening. The »tfam"r
Mary Powafl nill begin her rtfulv trip* (cr the
■f«fco on M« %• r
REST><o
Children's Hosiery
" Special "
60t62 West 23d Street
THOUSANDS LOSE VOTES.
Suspended Sentences Don't Rehabili
tate Felons — Bad for Tammany.
As the result of a decision handed down by the
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Friday
from five thousand to ten thousand persons will be
prevented from voting in the future. They ar£
those who, relying on a- opinion of a former Attor
ney General, have held that they were, entitled to
vote even though they had been convicted of a
felony. This opinion held that persons who ha.l
been convicted by a jury of or had pleaded guilty
to a felony -were not amenable to the law prevent
ing convicted felons from voting if they had been
iclfased on suspended sentence.
To test the validity of this opinion. ex-Judge Pal
mi.-ri. who was appointed a special deputy attorney
general to prosecute election frauds, caused the ar
rest of George Fabian. He was charged with illegal
voting on the ground that he had been convicted
of burglary in 1905.! When the case came before
Judge Whitman, in General Sessions, he allowed
the Interposition of a demurrer by counsel for Fa
bian on the ground that sentence had been sus
pended in 1906. Ex-Judge Paimieri appealed at once
to (he Appellate Division.
In pending; the case back to the Court of General
Sessions for trial. on the ground that Fabian ha<l
violated the election law in votlne, even if sentence
in his case had been suspended, the Appellate Divi
sion upheld the contention of ex-.ludge Paimieri.
Fabian i? a resident and active Tammany worker
In the 30th Assembly District, of which Percy Nngle
is leader. Ex-Judge Palmieri, in commenting on
the fact that the decision of the court would mean
that from five thousand to ten thousand persons
who have hitherto voted without molestation would
be prevented doing so in the future, said with a
smile:
"You jpc. thp vote of Tammany Hall will 1>» cut
down by Just that nuiiibpr. That will mean a great
dial In a close election."
KNOWS OF POLICEMEN BARKEEPERS.
Bingham Has Hanson Investigate Charges
Against Harlem Patrolman.
Deputy Commissioner Hanson was busy yester
day Investigating the charges that Patrolman W.
F. Brown, assigned to clerical duty in the Union
Market p.. lie station, was the proprietor of a flour
ishing saloon called the Wesi End Caff-. «t No. 374
West I2"th street in addition to performing his
duties «' ; a policeman. As a result of trio invrsti
gation it is probabh that charges will ;.r preferred
against Brown, and also apain=t at least oik- ii< u
t.nant attached to the Union Market station.
When one of the investigators went to thr station
bouse Friday afternoon during the 2 o'clock to „
o'clock tour and asked for Brown, h* was toM that
the latter would not lie back for the afternoon. As
Brown was supposed to ho on duty from s in the
morning until fi at night. Commissioner Hanson
called the lieutenant to >'i>iic«> Headquarter?. The
blotter f"i the afternoon was sent for by Commis
sioner Hanson, but he could not l«»arn anything
<i. iinin about Brown.
In commenting on thr alleß^.i ownership of the
saloon by Brown. Commissioner Bingrliam said: "It
is nothing new to me. \\'» have known it for a
long time, bur we ha\<- never been ship to get any
thing on him. He is not the Only policeman in the
department whom we know to b«> connected with
saloons, but our detectives *re known and can B*>t
no evidence."
WOULD EXTEND W. P. SYNDICATE
Blair &■ Co., William Salomon & Co. and William
A. Read & Co., managers of the syndicate which
three years ago underwrote the jr.rv.onrt.nno first mort
gage bond issue of the Western Pacific Railway
Company, have sent a utter to the syndicate mem
bers, asking them to agree to -,< one-velar extension
of the syndicate, which expires by limitation on July
1. With the request the, syndicate managers have
sent to the members" a letter from President Jeffefy
of the Western Pacific, describing the progress
which has been made in the construction of the
road. '
In this Mr. Jeffery says;
The Western Pacific Railway Company has al
ready expended more than t30.000.000 in cash on
Its lines and terminals, and the right of way and
the necessary terminal lands have, with unimpor
tant exceptions, been secured. Grading has been
completed on practically six hundred miles and
upon approximately three hundred miles thereof
mil* have been laid. The original plans called for
Mxty-slx tunnels, with a total length of 62.614 feet,
against the present requirement of forty-four tun
nels, with a total lenjiHi of -{.".33:2 feet, About CO
jj*r cent of this tunnel work has now Jieen com
pleted.
it Is expected that during the coming summer it
will ■■< possible to open approximately 3(0 mi', •.
of line for traffic. It 15 hoped to or><*n tv,.> ■•
for business, from l.*-Kltinlnc to end. some time early
In the year 1009.
N. Y. GAS CASES IN SUP !EME COURT.
Washington. May 16.— Three appeals in the New
York Consolidated Gas Company cases. Involving
the constitutionality of thr New York State law
fixing the price of gas In New York City at .V)
cents a thousand feet, were filed In the Supreme
Court of the United Stales to-day, The law whs
declared by Judge Hough, of the United BtStM
Circuit Court for In* Southern District of New
York, to bs in contravention of the Constitution,
and appeals W*r« taken by lrt« . it v of New York,
r- . the Public Service Commission, and by tht
Attorney General of. the State. -^
Creenriut
and
Company
Dry Goods
Undermuslins and House Garments
Perhaps we xsouldn't be so anxious to LMVC WCMMW the tmder
mu.hns and house garments in this May Sale uith the pieces shown
elsewhere it we weren't so sure in whose favor your dedm would he.
Note the price-savings.
1.25 and 1.50 Nightgowns at 1.00;
made of Hue quality nainsook, «■*"" •*
cambric, trimmed prettily wit* bet of
embroidery, in a variety of high ann mm
neck styles.
2.00 Nightgowns, at 1.45; mad* •!
sheer nainsook, trimmed Haborutely with
lare and ribbons, or embroidery, in sop
over and empire style?.
".00 Nightgowns, at 1.95; of finest
nainsook, tiimmed in dainty style, with
laco and embroidery, beat-liked models,
4.00 Nightgowns! at 2.95; a beautiful
,-hoice of models, made of aheer nainaook,
trimmed witb ehoiee lac« or embroidery.
Also a handsome assortment ol model*,
raiiein? from 4.95 to 12.50.
1.75 White Petticoats, at 1.45; of ftnc
rambrir, d^ep lawn tucked and em
broidered flnmice.
6.00 to 7.50 White Petticoats, at 5.00;
mode of lawn, handsomely trimmed with
embroidery or lace.
1.75 Chemises, at 1.45; in short or skirt
style, made, of jrood quality nainsook;
with lace or embroidery trimmings.
2.25 Chemises, at 1.75; of fine nainsook,
in a pretty variety of style?, some with
fitted back. x
2.50 Chemises, at 1.95; made of fine
nainsook, elaborately trimmed with lace
or embroidery, best models.
1.25 and 1.50 Drawers, at 1.00: made
of nainsook and cambric, handsomely
trimmed with embroidery or lace and in
sertion.
Women's and Misses'^™
Summer Footwear up a shoe
business
at this store which is founded on the
best efforts that the standard makers
can put forth — planning and having
executed our own strict specifica
tions as to materials, styles and tit.
Prices are the lowest on dependable,
standard footwear in New York.
Boulevard — a new model, in tan Rus
sia calf: strap over the instep, with
detachable gill buckle, at . . 5.00
Simplicity — a bench-mad* model, in
tan and black Russia calf and imported
patent leather; plain tie bow over in
step and plain toe: at ... 7.00
London Pumps-— all leather?, at 5.00
Christy. Gibson and Oxford Ties—
and walking pump?, at 3.00 and 3.50
Burt's 5.00 Shoes at 3.45— Spring
" styles for women and Blisses; lace and
button; patent leather, place kid and
black Russia calf.
S*«on<3 Fleor.
KThe famous Kay per
3ySCF double finger-tipped silk
C .11 (*\ dove? are superior in
JIIK VIIOVeS ever? aotail to all other
silk cloves. The fabrics are line. *.
strong and carefully woven; the color
ings are varied and true; the tittinc
perfect. Our stock of Kayser clove?
is complete in all the wanted lengths
and colorings.
Kayser silk gloves, for women: in col
ors, black and white: 16-button mous
quetaire, at . . 1.25 and upwards
Main Floor.
1r , ' Long slips, matlc of Bne
ntatuS nainsook, in Bishop and
Wvoke models, irimractl
%v l l la lace, embroidery or
nicks, at . - 50c, 70c. and 95c.
Long skirts; nainsook, trimmed with
ttt< i k« and lace or embroidery, at
75c. and 95c.
Low and high-necked model?, in short
dresses; fancy sleeves ami trimminc: of
embroidery: 6 ran*, to 2 years, at
50c, 75c. and 95c.
801 l bo* coats, made of wool and mohair
in lijrht effects, sizes '_' to 6 years, at
3.95 and 4.25
Parasol covers of net and point d'Esprit.
prettily trimmed with ruffles and lace,
at .' 1.25 and 3.95
Hand-embroidered rarriace robes, at
1.75 to 3.95
Infant*' Depi . s»^.. r .l rioor
Sixth Avenue, 18th to 19th St., New York
(Formerly occupied b~ D. Aitrnjn & Co.'
OPPOSE THREE PLATOONS.
This City and Others presented
at Albany Hearing.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. '
Albany, May IS. The effort of th* Htm York Mate
Patrolmen's Association to fore* the three-platoon
system upon all first and second class cities m th<9
Mate was opposed at a hearing before Governor
Hughes this afternoon by the City of New York
through Assistant Corporation Counsel MeGoldrlclc
and a signed statement from Pollen Commissioner
Blngham. The cities of Albany. Troy and Yonkers
joined New York in <.pp..sina the measure
A big delegation Of Saratoga men. headed by
Judge Lester and County Judge Rockwood. ap
peared in support Of the Whitney bill, which would
prohibit the pumping of mineral water from the
springs of Saratoga and which. it is said, would
drive out of business four carbonic Kan companies
which have Invested $I.o<\).oi<O since 19<<0.tn the busi
ness in Saratoga. The advocate* of the bill de
clared thai tin? high pressure pumps used by these
companies were ruining all the natural springs, and
that ■ few inor»- yean of it. would see the end of
Saratoga as it health resort.
Robert C MorrK Of New York, and ex-Senator
Bracket! spoke in favor of the companies, anil
characterized the bill us unconstitutional. Just us
the bearing closed ox-Senator Brackett walked over
to Governor Hughes and said: "Those Saratoglans
who are all so worked up over spring water. CSov-
ernor, would vote to a man against your racetrack
legislation.*'
••Weil, i can't see what that has to ■■ with this
bill." re|..,te,l Judge Rockwood.
Ttg* only opponents of the Green hill providing
for the Torr«M system of registernig land title*
were representatives of several title companies*,
who called It impractical and unconstitutional.
Three men>b€i.s of the sp'eUl ■ " ■• ■■"'n appoint
ed l*-»t jear by Gcvernor Hughes to investigate
Farni»her«i of Summer bom»« »r<l 'how who h»r<» In
mind th" Ktvlns of Jim* • ».Min« presents will b<»
.Wtghtfully «Tirprlsed v |rh th- display of practicable
and artistic m«Trh.Tr,»ll».-. which our Third Floor hoM«.
Medium-priced *o-vl« predominate. By th<? way. a
number nf women have MM M that our Thlr<l Fl<v*r
In tit* handsomest in N>w Tnrlc We think so. tr>->.
Will y«u tell "■ what you thlnfc?
T»« t«t ••*▼•* without rfcart*. throughout th» «tn 7
in our Reception ml I.r.iinging Room, Fourth Flo«r.
2.00 Drawers, at 1.50: ♦>? sheer nain
sook, trimmed prettily with fine lace or
embroidery^
1.75 and 2.25 Corset Covers, at 1.25 ami
1.50: of sheer nainsook, daintily trimmed
with fine lace or embroidery.
1.25 Corset Covers, at 75; made of bVit
quality nainsook, trimmed elaborately
with insertion lace and ribbons.
1.50 Corset Covers, at 1.00; a larz<» cot-
Icetion of pretty models, made of tine
nainsook, trimmed with choice lace m
embroidery and ribbons.
Combination Undergarments, at 1.75;
two-piece combination corset cover and
skirt: of corset cover and drawers,
trimmed daintily.
1.50 Kimonos, at 1.00; made of tins
dotted or figured lawn or crepe. trimmed
prettily with colored 01 Dresden border.
2.00 Dressing Sacques. at 1.50: in flora!
design lawns, trimmed in dainty style with
embroidered bead me and ribbon.
2.50 Negligees, at 1.95; in kimono styl*.
or fitted baric, road* of dotted Swiss or
fine lawn. prettily trimmed.
6.50 Taffeta Petticoats, at 4.95; made of
extra hear? rustling taffeta, with deep,
sectional flounce, fnll silk underlay, in th<»
most desirable and pretty shades, ami
black.
10.75 Taffeta Petticoats, at 6.75; made
of tine rustling taffeta silk, fnll sectional
flounce, with deep silk underlay. -
7.00 Terry Bath Robes, at 6.75: plain,
striped or flamed materials, in pi:, light
blue or lavender.
I tn«>h They'll be just as
Linen popular as ever this
Dress Goods Summer -and our
complete, stock holds
the best kinds arvery moderate prices:
AII-Hnen suitings. 91 in., 40c & 50c yd.
All-linen suitings-. 47 in., in lavender,
pink, lieht bine, tan, brown and natural
color, at . . . 75c and 1.00 yd.
Fancy striped and hairline striped and
checked, in many coloring. 27 in., at
40c and 50c yd
Natural color linens, from the sheerest
to th*> heaviest weight ; for auto coats.
27 in., at . . . 25c to 75c yd.
Pongee linen suiting:, variety of color
ings. 27 in., at .... 40c yd.
Water-shrunk English cotton poplin,
white hairline stripes on irroundj- of tan,
navy and lisrht blue, brown and black.
23 in., at 25c yd.
Main Floor.
1 7^ S-llf
I .£.O Ji\K .;, :u w^ m ,
'Hosiery at 75c . tock ; u?3 at a
price which usually buys lisle thread
hosier}". The remaining stock on hand
of a prominent manufacturer of silk
' hosiery is offered — because trp were
lucky enough to snap np the entire lot.
Women's pure thread silk hose, in
black, tan. white pink, sky blue. lav
ender, cray. navy blue, cardinal and
canary. Tin regain \.2~> kind —
At 75c a pair
P~ 1.25 Pongee Silks at 85c:
OnsteC bilk ln a ran^ e ot ' twenty
" wanted eolorinss — al>o
AIC „ black and white: thi«
na Jann splendid fatrie has a
_ biilliani'v and rlrmness
Princess ' !iat xvi , n or !r.! r . :^ art
from the ordina r y
pongees.
Satin Princess at 1.25; rhi« fabric is
irt hich favor now for the makinr <>f
i oats and jtownv it i-omes- in a full line
of colors — also black and white; 3tf in.
wide.
Mala Floor.
Travelihg-Bags- £*&J»TK
UnJsrpriced g£w2S
ed<re? and hnnd-stifffied frame: !."> to t^
inches; reirularly 7.00 to *"."". at 6.00
Main Floor.
th» subject spoke in taw of th» M". »n<l ?a!<l
that it was working satisfactorily in Massachu
setts and other states.
NOTES FROM THE MINES.
If is asserted that th» separation pr^-ess ' rt t>* •
used by the Tri- Bullion Smelting an Pevel^rn'.er.t
Company at Its Kelly mine, in Nen- >r*xi'"i7. "i'-l
enable the company to obtain from its ores profits -
three times jrreater than were obrained from ir> .
shipments durtns and pri«T to th» jear IW*. Th».
new process makes a complete separation of z:t:i?
from iron and laud and si an UTiQ-jaUned «ucce?a
In every particular. It Is controlled by th« Tnjlor
Knglneering Company, which h3» three plants
where it Is successfully separating products in S>
tiianiif-r heretoforir considered impossible. The a>l
dltion to the plant of tlie Trt- Bullion <"i>mpany for
Urn installation of this prrx-tm will :.. completed
so thai the process can i.c put In operation t>y th« .
middle of June.
The feeling in nun circles as to the CobalS '
properties Is showing Krent Improvement because
of th« continued: evidences of the camp's perma
nency. The constant opening of new veins and tM
discovery of rtch ore t...,::.--< at depth of wfcieTl
there i.« no surface indication are now accepted 6/
engineers as proof that the store of precious metal
in practically inexhaustible la this remarkable re
gion. The establishment of the can>p s psaaßßJ I
has begun to attract cdiri'' 1 ' f° r investment, rathcif
than lor speculation. X »übstantlal purlion »f
these [untls is going into tb« aouth«ast«m »ectior»
of Coleinan Township, where the Temiskaniin^.
Reaver. BadceC it.d son;,' of th* i.Vbalt Centntl
Bfaaetttaa art- located. The output of the eutlr*
i-itmp la showing .i constant Increase, notwithstand
ing the fact that I'.'iiriipl.i and C.»h«lt Central...
two of the Important shlpp<rr». are now sending ou«
th»-lr product* i" the form of concentrates, inatea.l ■
of crii.lr ore. This, Pt < .'in \-e makefl the apparent^
tonnage -mnller thiui It Mould otherwise r»«*. .N«f-
Isslng rvporta »-arnlng» of • 139:000 for Apr- most
of whii'h .M a i'ic i -Milt «f the s;tl« of aitrvr *»** * *
from the lower workings of the Kend.iU and Fort> -_
nine v•Hi , The l»tt#T w»s one *4 rh * rlr*t »wjrt
dis«o\erert on trie property. R*p°r»» fr.>rr» th« cart»*>> .
show that th» ri. best nhm *r' now b*tn« *'■>*£?£
tra<:»»<l from th. »i»w«><«» »-vet!». r»^rrt.:^lT^^tv c"» '- *
\j* r.,-« O'Brien. CoNill Central. Stiver • -"*-■ ■
Conia«as. Buffalo Mi Stiver Leaf. -:.Xii»

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