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RUSE STOPS ROBBERY
Empty Revolver Holds Bandits for
A daring attempt at a diamond robbery was made
yesterday afternoon below the "dead line" by two
men. who were captured by the police before they
could leave the building. The attempt was made
in the offices of Cooper & Forman, manufacturing
jewellers and diamond merchants on the eighth
floor of No. 3 Maiden Lane, but was frustrated
by the watchf ulnoss of William Stenson, one of
the employes at the firm, who, seeing the two
men pick up an envelope containing 510.0W worth
Of stones, covered them with a revolver until they
discovered that the weapon was empty. It was
long enough, however, for they had barely reached
the hallway when the police were on the scene.
■ When taken to Police Headquarters the two
prisoners said they were James D. Shank, forty
one years old. of No. 44 West 19M street, and
Frederick Kenny, thirty-four years old. of No.
2<t West 2:th Ftreet. According to the police, both
men have records and their pictures are In the
Rogues' Gallery- They were later arraigned be
fore Magistrate Breen in «he Tombs police court
■nd held in M.OOO bail each on a charge of grana
The men entered the offices of Cooper & For,
man shortly after noon and asked Mr. Forman to
allow them to look at some uncut «»mond».
While he was doing so one of the men picked up
the envelope and shoved it under bis hat band
The action was unnoticed by Forman. but « .seen
in a mirror by Stenson. who was In .nojerwm.
Calling to another clerk to summon the police.
Stem™ went to bis dress suit case, which he had
used on a trip into the country over Jul> 4. and
drew out a pistoL )h
Jt was empty, but he walked out into pother
rxx.m and covered the two men. much to Forman s
STrprise. The men made no move to escape but
obeyed Stenson-s command to sit down and hand
back the envelope. Suddenly one of the men dis
covered that the , in was not loaded and both^ ran
to the, doorway just in time to »^^«ctl™?
Vonihan and Nugent and Patrolman Dab of the
traffic squad. They made no resistance and were
quietly taken to Police Headquarters.
will win: out kensico.
Condemnation Commissioners for
Watershed Reservoir Appointed.
Justice Martin J. KM**, of the Supreme Court
appointed yesterday at White. Plains three sets Of
watershed commissioners to condemn land for the
Mr Kensico reservoir, which will rost $1.-.'VW
The commissioners will condemn practically all the
land at Kensico. which will wipe out the old village
of Bens! and transform it into one of the largest
artifice: lakes in Westchester County.
The application for the commissions was made by
H. T. Dykman. of White Plains, who is assistant
corporation counsel of Manhattan. /
The commissioners, with the exception of .three
men from Manhattan, are all residents of West
chester County. The commission to condemn land
to' section 10 consists of Edward Wells, of Peekskill;
Francis A. Window. John F. Healy, the Demo
cratic leader of Near Rochelle. and P. F. Donahue,
In section 9 the ulßllllllai are John M. -U'g
rt y of White Plains: Stephen Van Tassell. of
Mount Vernon. and Samuel J. Foley. of Manhattan.
For section B. Thomas Ewing, jr.. of honkers .
.lames F. Martin, of iv-ckskil!. and Francis J. Lan
try, of Manhattan, were named.
RAID APARTMENT HOUSE.
Broker Says He Was Fleeced by
Gamblers at De Sola.
A Wall Street broker, whose name the police re
fuse to give out. was responsible for ■ raid made
last night on an allege.! gambling house on the
first floor rear at the De Sola apartment house, at
No _ IS East 2Ta street. According to Acting Cap
tain Murphy, of the Tenderloin station, the broker
-was fleeced out of $10,000 on Saturday by means of
a crooked roulette wheel, and although he re
fused to make d complaint gainst th* backers of
the gai«.'- he informed the poHc« of the fact.
Murphy, with William Files his man Friday, and
Detective Kinney. of Inspector Steinbruck's staff,
went to th* I> Sola last night. The broker had
Kiid that th«? wheel was run on the ground floor
in the risTbl hand apartment, but a sign "Dr.
gUles" mad. thorn think that a mistake had been
made. Inquiry at the hallboy brought the in
formation that "two rooms in the rear of the
doctpr'E apartment had been rented on Saturday to
two gentlemen." The detectives went to the rear
of the house and climbed through a rear window,
and although they art positive that there warn
men In the looms when they went into the build
ing they were empty when the detectives entered.
A roulotte wheel and chips were taken to the
station boa— Amonu the things found In the
room was a card, "Augustus Masters MacDon
n*ll." and the police believe him to be another one
■C the allesed victims. According to Captain Mur
phy. the backers of the game open up only when
they catch a "Jive one."
and a few drops of lemon.
An American summer drink as far
ahead of Iced Tea as America is
ahead of India and China, Not
only for its flavour, but for the
rich food value.
Try it and tell yourself!
"There's a Reason"
Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd.. Battle Creek, Michigan
AUTO BCRGLARS AT WORK
Two Men m a Car Steal Silver at
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.)
Greenwich, Conn.. July 6 -The police here are
looking for two men in an automobile, with a
dress suit case containing I*ooo worth of silver
ware stolen from Edward D. Farrell, a retired
real estate dealer, of New York City, who is oc
cupying the Copp cottage at Belle Haven. The
oottage is on a street that is just outside the
limits of the police protection and in a rather
lonely place. The entrance is believed to hava
horn made by means of a cellar window, which
was pried open.
Pome time between I'J:3O a. m.. when the fam
ily retired, and 7 o'clock in the morning, when
the cook discovered evidences of the rohbory.
the burglars took all of the silverware in sight
that could easily be packed in dress suit cases.
They were evidently in no particular hurry, for
they stopped to rifle the ice box and consumed
ten 1-nttles of beer and two bottles of wine. They
left no trace which would lead to their identifi
A man employed near the railroad station ?ays
he saw two strange men bearing a suit case dis
embark from a late train and get into an auto,
unknown about here, which was waiting for
them and drive off toward Belle Haven. It is
for these two men that the police are searching.
Among the articles stolen were three large sil
ver trays marked "C. McG. E." one" valued at
JI.OOM and one at $S00; eight small silver vases
marked "J. G. F."; twenty-four salt cellars
marked 'M. McG.." twenty-four asparagus
forks, twenty-four butter spreaders, twenty-one
fish forks, four almond dishes, twenty-four coffee
spoons, an ice cream cutter, a cake knife, two
large serving spoons and six 6ilver forks. They
also took a valuable loving cup which Mr. Far
rel! won playing golf at Bay Shore. It was
marked with the names of Edward Farreli and
P. S. C. to Hold Hearing on Cross
town Company's Incase.
The Public Service F*illlHlll— lnn announced yes
terday that it would bold a bearing at 10 a. m. on
Friday on the application of the Central Cross
tiwn Railway Company for approval of the pro
posed modification of the lease of that company's
lines to the Metropolitan Street Railway Company.
An agreement has been reached by the officers of
the Crosstown Railway and Messrs. Joline and
Robinson, receivers for the M. S. R.. by which the
present schedule of operation of the crosstown
route is to be continued for a year, or until the
expiration of the receivership.
Several of the Important orosstown lines operated
by the Metropolitan are cwned by the Central
Crosstown, including these in 23d street from the
East River to Avenue A; in Avenue A, from 23<i
street to 17th street; in 17th street, from Avenue A
to Broadway; in Broadway, from 17th to 14th
street and from 17th to 18th street, and. also, in
Hth street, from Broadway to Seventh avenue.
The Metropolitan has been paying for the leased
lines a rental of $90,000 a year, being 15 per cent
on the capital stock of $600,<Xi0. In addition it has
been carrying the interest on the funded debt. On
April 3 f i the receivers. Messrs. Joline and Robin
son, wrote to the officers of the Central Crosstown
that the operation of its lines on this basis was
unprofitable, and the lease would have to be ter
minated unless it were modified. They agreed
to pay the fixed charges, including the interest on
the funded debt, if the payment of $60,000 a year
was stopped. The Central Crosstown lias outstand
ing t2.740.M8 in bonds, (250.400 6 per cents and 12.40,
000 4 per cents.
On May 1 the Central Crosstown Railway Com
pany, through President Vreeland, agreed to the
proposal niatle by Messrs. Joline and Robinson,
with the proviso that it be made without prejudice
to any claim which the Crosstown company might
have by reason of the operation of its property by
the receivers or for breach of contract or other
wise «-nJch the Crosstown 'company might have
against either the Metropolitan or the New York
City Railway Company because of default under
the lease of February S. 1904. The application for
ratification of tills agreement was made to the
Public Service Commission on May 1\ and the
commission decided to give a hearing on it next
COLONEL J. F. WILSON'S SON DEAD.
[By Te>graph to The Tribune.]
PUfnfidd, N. J., July 6 — Colonel John F. Wilson,
of North Plainfleld, received a cable message to
day announcing the death yesterday of his son.
Alan Wilson, manager of the Philadelphia branch
of the Ingersoll-Rand Company, in Edinburgh,
Mr. Wilson was injured a year ago in an auto
mobile accident while riding from Philadelphia to
Atlantic City, and never fully recovered. He in
tended to spend the summer abroad in the hope
that the change would be beneficial.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. JULY 7. 1908
BREEZE IN ANY ROOM
Revolving House To Be Built for
Fifth Avenue Jeweller.
A house that will turn around and around to
suit the desire of its occupants is probably about
the newest thing In domestic construction, but
Clarence True, an architert. of No. 96 liberty
street, said yesterday that he had been consider
ing the problem involved and expected shortly to
begin drawing the plans. The house is to be built
at Little Neck Bay, I^ong Island, for William
Kciman. a jeweller, of No. 33« Fifth avenue, who
for several years has wished for just such a sum
"Prior to my decision to build." Faid Mr. Reiman,
"I made some experiments on the matter, and
found that Kuch a house was entirely practicable.
I don't regard it as a fad, but as a piece of com
mon sense. I can see no reason for being roasted
or ch.'lled in certain rooms of a house year after
year; besides, there is *he advantage of .changing
the view from a room by swinging the house
around. In the hot months the living rooms, for
instance, can be shifted 'to the point of the com
pass from which the wind is blowing at the time."
Mr. True, the architert, explained that he did
not expect any insurmountable difficulties in rie
sigrn. "The house wilJ be of wood," he said, "but
whether it will be round or octagonal has not
yet been decided. I have never heard of any re
volving houses, but the principle is simply such as
Is used In a railroad turntable. The motive power
will probably be eleetrtcty, and since the house
will be mounted on ball bearings the Idea Is to
have it pwlng about with almost no noise or jar.
"I hardly expect that such houses will come
into general use, but they may be popular as sum
mer cottages. Among the many things to be
taken Into account will be some sort of signal to
warn persons on the outside when the building is
going to be turned. Also, there will need to be
several exit points at which the piazza steps may
como to a halt. Mr. 'Relman has given close at
tention to the points, and I am to follow his sug
gestions. In the case of the plumbing, that will
probably be eolved by valve Joint connection be
tween the pipes and the mains in the cellar. I
am not sure just when the const-uction will be
b^gun. but Mr. Reiman expects to have It started
as soon as I have completed the drawings. I think
it safe to assume that the house will become
pretty well known, and that for a time at least
persons will go out to see it in motion."
Mr True laughed when he was asked whether a
stranger who knew nothing of the house might
refuse to believe his own eyes. The cost of the
house completed, exclusive of the land, will be
about $35,000, it is estimated.
CONSULAR OFFICER ARRESTED,
Salvador's Chancellor Charged by His Wife
Charged by his wife with abandonment, Seftor
Don Enrique Nattes, chancellor of the consulate of
the Republic of Salvador at the Port of New York,
was a prisoner yesterday in the Jefferson Market
court. Sefior Nattes claimed immunity from' ar
rest because of his post, although he admitted hav
ing married Mrs. Nattes in this city twenty-one
years ago when he was not connected with any
Mrs. Nattes told the court that her husband de
serted her twelve years ago and that he had been
paying her $3 a week under order of the court for
the support of herself and their daughter, who Is
nineteen years old. Mrs. Xattes said this allowance
was stopped three weeks ago
When the chancellor through his counsel offered
to live with his wife, she cried out:
•Til not live with him. I'm afraid he might poison
me. He Is paying: attention to another woman"
Magistrate Wahle set the case down for July 15,
paroling the prisoner.
,YLOR GETS DIVORCE.
MRS. TALBOT J. T.
Name of Corespondent Mentioned by Bro
ker's Wife Not Made Public.
Justice McCall. in the Supreme Court, handed
down an interlocutory decree of divorce yesterday
in favor of Mrs. Jessica Taylor In her suit against
Talbot J. Taylor, the Wall Street broker. Mrs.
Taylor is the daughter of James R. Keene.
The decree was based on the report of Leo C.
Dessar, who had been appointed by the court to
take testimony and submit his findings to the
court. The name of the corespondent .mentioned
by Mrs. Taylor was not made public.
Mr. Taylor was a member of the firm of Talbot
J. Taylor & Co., of No. 30 Broad street, of which
Foxhall Keene, Mrs. Taylor's brother, was a
special member to the extent of $200,000. The firm
failed in 1903 as a result of the collapse of the
Southern Pacific pool. Mr. Taylor was subse
quently reinstated by the New York Stock Ex
The Taylors were married in May, 1392. and lived
at Talbot House, Cedarhurst, Long island, where
they had one of the finest collections of antique
furniture in the world. They separated several
months before Mrs. Taylor began her suit.
ROUT MEXICAN REBELS
Government Troops Overwhelm and
Scatter Force of 900 Men.
[By Telrrraph to The Trit>un«. ]
Del Rio. Tex.. July 6.-Reports were brought Into
Las Vacas and Del Rio to-day that a force of
nearly one thousand Mexican troops, commanded
by Colonel Dorantes. encountered one of the main
bodies of revolutionists about thirty miles south of
here at an early hour to-day and that a fight bad
taken place, in which the insurgents were routed.
The revolutionary force numbered about five hun
dred well armed men. and it is reported they put
up a hard fight.
When urAble longer to maintain their »iand
against the overwhelming government forces the
insurgents broke into small bands and marie a
swift retreat into the mountains. They are being
pursued by federal cavalry and rurales. No re
port of the number killed has beon received htre.
REBELS SURROUND TOWN.
Reinforcements Rushed to Ascension
—Mormon Colonists Alarmed.
[By T«)ejT*J>h to TH« Tribune. J
El Paso, Tex., July *>.— A troop of sixty Mexican
cavalryman came up to-day from Chihuahua and
was sent to Casas Grandes on a special train, and
then hurried out to Ascension, south of Palomas,
which was attacked by revolutionists near the New
Mexico border last Tuesday. The revolutionists
tvere reported at the time to have marched in the
direction of Ascension, and »lnce that time they
have been reported w> having surrounded the place,
which Is garrisoned by only fifty gendarmes.
Antonio V. Lomell. Mexican consul in this city,
announced to-day that a band of forty revolution
ists were arrested on Saturday in the mountains
north of Cisas Grandes by Mormon volunteers
That the Mormons take a rather serious view of
the situation is evidenced b? the following edi
torial in the Nuevo Casas Grandes "El Progrcsso, "
published hy a Mormon:
Being surrounded by revolution and murder as
we are. we realize how unprepared we are to repel
the attacks of an armed force. The conditions dis
covered to exist here and in many other paits or
Northern Mexico demonstrate that the government
would be unable to lend proper assistance before
great damage could be done both to lire and prop
erty. On the east and north and south come
reports of revolutionary movements. According U>
plans that have been discovered at this place. ( c
lonia. Dublan and Casas Grandes were to have ne»n
places for the perpetration of murder and plunder
Kecause of the acts of revolution, murder anl
plunder still tnreatenlng us ami the government
we should bestir ourselves. Every colony should
organize Immediately and have horses, saddles,
guns and ammunition on hand to repel an attack
at a moment's notice.
CONVICT FIGHTS KEEPERS
Wounds Two in Battle on Stairs in
Sing Sing Prison.
Edward Kinnane and Edward MacEneny,
keepers in Sing Sing prison, had an encounter
on Friday with a convict, and both were in
The. prisoner defied the keepers and threatened
to kill any one who approached him. He had
taken a position on the stairs, and to reach him
the keepers had to go up the steps.
As the keepers rushed for him the. convict
drew a knife, which had been made from an old
file, and stabbed Kinnane in the right shoulder,
causing a deep but not dangerous wound. Mac-
Eneny's hands were cut in the struggle for the
SCHOEN WHEEL CO. IN STEEL TRUST.
Purchase by Carnegie Company Ends Long
Standing Business Fight.
[By TelegTaph to The Tribune. 1
Fittsburg, July 6.— Negotiations which were
started some weeks ago terminated last Friday in
the purchase by the Carnegie Steel Company,
chief subsidiary of the United States Steel Cor
poration, of the Schoen Steel Wheel Company,
whose plant, covering twenty-one acres, is situated
at McKee's Rocks, a suburb. The price paid was
J3,000,000, representing a clear profit of $1,000,000 to
C harles Schoen. the Inventor of the wheel and
founder of the company.
A bitter fl^ht has long existed between the steel
corporation and Schoen. The former refused to
sell Schoen steel for his wheels and threatened to
start a n^w tar wheel plant. The Schoen company
retaliated by threatening to make thPlr own steel.
SELT-HYPNOTISM PROVES FATAL.
Chicago Man Believed He Had Been Pois
oned Following July 4 Noise.
Chicago. July 6.— Suffering all the agony, physical
and mental, and exhibiting many of the symptoms
that accompany death by poisoning, John Neriza
died yesterday, the victim of hallucination and
anto-suggestion. It is believed his condition re
sulted from worry because of the noise on July 4.
Attending physicians found no trace of poison
in their examination, and members of Nerlza's
family declare that he had eaten" nothing that
might cause his condition. The efforts of phy
sicians to assure him that he was not poisoned
were futile, and he passed into a comatose condi
tion and died after hours of acute suffering. A
weak mental state is believed responsible for Hhe
self-hypnotism. It was HtHIK by several physi
cians that scores of deaths occur annually in every
city from such conditions. The ca?e n»s puzzled
the physicians, and an inquest will be made.
GUARDIAN OF PRESIDENT'S GRANDSON.
Andrew Johnson Stover a Hermit for Thirty
Years in Tennessee Mountains.
[By TtlegTaph to Th« Tribune ]
Bristol. Va_. July 6.-A guardian has been ap
pointed for Andrew Johnson Stover, grandson of
President Andrew Johnson, who for thirty years
has lived as a hermit in the mountains of Eastern
Tennessee, to look after his interest in th« Johnson
estate at Greenville.
Stover played on the White House grounds as a
boy while his mother was mistress of the Presi
dent's mansion during Johnson's administration.
After his mother's death he was not regarded as
tr.entsJiy sound, and sought the mountains, where
he has lived alone, subsisting on berries, fruits and
small game. H» is now about fifty years old.
GOVERNOR NAMES DELEGATES.
Will Attend Legislative Good Roads Con
ference in Buffalo.
Albany. July «.— Governor Hughes announced to
day the appointment of the following delegates to
represent New York State at the legislative Good
Reads' Convention, under the auspices of the Amer
ican Automobile Association, to be held at .Buff&lo
on July 7 and 8: Senators Jot ham P. Allds, of Che
nango: Henry W. Hill and George A. Davis, of
Buffalo; William H. Hotchki!"». of Buffalo, and
Arthur Warren, of Rochester
Buffalo, July 6.— A large number of delegates to
the National Good Roads 1 Convention, which opens
In this city to-morrow, are already here. The pro
gramme includes talks on the subject of road
bulldtng by the best known engineers and road
builders in the United States. The chief feature
of the programme, however will be a practical
demonstration of road building by State Engineer
Frederick Skene and County Engineer George C.
Diehl Six miles of highway between the city
line and Williamsville has been prepared «nd in
now ready for this demonstration. There wlli b«
exhibits of the most up-to-date road building ma
chinery, with hundreds of men at work actually
building roads. There will also be exhibits of tb«
mm s>-stems of laying dust by th* manufact
urers of these products.
LOST LIFE FIGHTING FIRE.
Overflowing Bucket of Hot Tar De
stroys Williamsburg Cement Works.
A fire which destroyed the cement works of
L. F. Rand, on Newtown Cre«k, Williamsburg.
yesterday afternoon caused the death of William
J. Groves, thirty-four years old. of No. M
Meeker avenue. Thomas Raynor. of No. 239
Kingsland avenue, was probably- fatally In
The fire started from the overflowing of a
bucket of hot tar. which ignited the woodwork.
It was while fighting the fire that Groves ami
Gaynor received their Injuries. The nearest
fire hydrant was a full half mile from the fac
tory, and this and the fact 'that th" fir-boat
■were unable to reach the scene, owing to the
shallowness of Newtown Creek, handicapped
the firemen In their work, and by the time the
hose was laid the building had bn-n burned to
Dr. Mary Crawford, of the WilHamsburs: Hos
pital, responded to a call and took both men to
the hospital, where Groves died. Four or five
othe* employes, slightly Injured, went to their
WOULD NOT PAY CASTRO.
Asphalt Company Considers "Com
promise" Suggestions Blackmail.
The New York and Bermuda Company issued
a statement yesterday denying the report that the
company was ready lo offer $2.5rt>.0«) to Pre»i<l»nt
• astro for the return of its asphalt property,
peiied by the Venezuefan government in 1904. The
company not only denied that It had made such
a proposition but stated that it had rejected offers
of compromise coming from Veneiuela.
The statement of the New York and Bermuda
Any such compromise is. of course, the very
last thing we would consider. We deny without
qualification, that any offer involving 1 any , payment
by us has oeen made directly or indirectly to the
Venezuelan government, looking to the return or
OU Pr comP~any has Insistently sought arbitration
of the wrongs it has suffered at the hands of the
Venezuelan government, and the State Department
has made every effort to secure a fair and im
partial hearing of our claims on the one side. ana
of the counterclaims made by the Venezuelan gov
ernment on the other side. Pr" l^'" l claims
just as Insistently refused to submit our claims
to r tt!r. n - company ha, made no Potion
so-called compromises J"™ I ™. practically black
£S! 'wT^g XceVeaseS^ c^/eVWroaches
of this nature. ___•———
JACKSON BRINGS SUIT.
Seeks to Restrain American Ics
Company from Doing Business.
Papers in an ouster suit against the American
ice Company were served yesterday on John TL
Bennett secretary or the company. The suit is
brought" by Attorney Gene-al Jackson to prevent
the company from doing further *»•»«■£££
state This is the latest move in the *»« a ™
against the Ice company, which was started by
AUorW General Mayer, and follow* by the bring
in* of criminal action before the grand jury by
James W. Osborne. special counsel to the Attorney
General finally resulting in the Indictment of the
company by the grand jury on five counts.
The complaint fills forty-seven printed pages, in
It it is alleged that the company Is a foreign cor
poration, that it exists against the health of the
community and against the decency of trade - and
It also names all of the constituent companies,
which, according to the Attorney General, have
been participants in the illegal profits of the
company. The complaint rehearses that the Knick
erbocker Ice Company and the Consolidated Ice
Company entered into an agreement whereby they
Illegally undertook and agreed to combine their
business and interests to create a monopoly In the
ice business, and the Attorney General charges par
ticularly that during the early months of 18% this
combination was able to convince certain large
manufacturers of artificial ice that they should
restrict their product.
In one of his seven charge* he declares absolutely
that this was done, and that people living in New
York were put to great hardship on account of
this action of the company.
In bringing the suit Attorney General Jackson
asks that the company be restrained from doing
any kind of business in thl- state, and also be
restrained from interfering or preventing com
petition in the supply and sale of Ice In the greater
city and the surrounding towns In the state.
William A. Deford. Deputy Attorney General,
has charge of the case for the people, and the de
fendants have twenty days to answer to the com
IMPALED BY A RUN* WAY.
Man Trying to Stop Running Horse Meets
While trying to stop a runaway lx>uis Dershon.
an ironworker, was impaled on the shaft of the
wagon through the mouth and head, and was car
ried almost two blocks before his lifeless body fell
under the hoofs of the horse.
The animal, which belongs to Grestede Brothers,
of Kighth avenue and lUth street, was left by
Frank Separtonio, Its dAver. after he had taken
off the bridle and placed its oats in a box in front
The driver had been gone only a few minutes
when the animal became frightened by a passing
automobile and started up the avenu». There was
no bridle on the horse, and although a number of
persons got near enough to the animal they could
do nothing with it.
Dershon was crossing Eighth avenue and ll«th
street when the runaway came along. With him
was John Einstein, of No. 156 East 101 st street.
Dershon tried to get alongside the frightened ani
mal, but before he could do so the shaft caught
him in the mouth and carried him off his feet.
Einstein was knocked down and had h!s left 'eg
With Dershon's body still hanging on the shaft,
the maddened animal fairly flew up Eighth avenue
At 12Pth street the runaway crashed into a van.
This caused the harness to break, and the wagon
became detached. The horse wa.-? finally caught by
a patrolman of the bicycle squad
TO FORM NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Under Lead of Boston, Economic Clubs
Plan to .Get Together.
[By Telegraph SI Th« Tribune. 1
Boston. July 6. — Following the movement pro
moted by the Economic Cluß of Boston, which re
sulted In the. establishment of similar clubs in
Portland. Providence. Worcester. Springfield. New
Haven. New York. Philadelphia and Baltimore,
steps have been taken to affiliate these clubs Into
an organisation to be known as the National
The writ t« being directed by a special commit
te«. consisting of ex-Secretary John D. Long.
Edwin Gtnn and othsrs. A t»mpor«irv executive
committe* has b*en chosen, with William H- Lin
coln as chairman and Charles J. Bonaparte. John
Graham Brooks. George Burnham. jr.. Peter
Grosscup. President Schurman and others as mem
JAIL FOR WRECKER OF "RATERNITY.
Port Huron. Mien.. July *.— Wlll!am L. Wilson,
who embezzled more than T75.000 of the funds of
the Tntted Home Protectors' Fraternity, was sen
tenced to-d*y to not less than two and
nor more than five years In the State Reformatory,
with a recommendation that a longer term b«
imposed. Wilson's shortage wrecked the fra-
M'INTYRE SEEKS DELIf
Opposing Sickness Plea, Train Say,
Defendant Danced July 4I
Whether a man who dances on Saturday alg&t to
physically CI to stand trial for grand larceny «
the :c'!owlng Monday Is a question that r»ui tun*
to bf» ill IMr in the case of Thomas A. Mclntyr*
of the bankrupt brokerage firm of T. A. ilclatj>%
& Co.. whose trial was called yesterday beam
Judge Foster. in the Court of General Session*.
A special Jury was ready to proceed mX %
trial on 'he first of five indictments pending aasbsa
Mclntyre. The defendant, who i* under C 3//.0 baft
did not appear in court. His attorney, J. H. He.
Crahon, was there, and presented an affidavit frog"
Dr. William Shannon, of No. 130 West Hat strwt,
to the effect that Mclntyre was a very stck cu a
and that his life would be endangered by com
pelling him to stand trial.
In opposing the motion of the defendant's lawy*,
to postpone the trial until th« fall. Mr. Train; ju.
gistant District Attorney, protested yeheajeatly
aganst further delay. ; . •
"This Is only another of th- many slept." fc,
said, "taken in this ens? to cause delay. I chai
lenge the proposition that his health wouli b, jj-.
paired if placed on trial."
Then Mr. Train made the statement that he fcaj
mad-} an affidavit, based on Information and Mitt,
that Mrlntyr* attended a reception of the Atlaas a
Yacht Club last Saturday and that he danced then*
Thereupon Judge Foster appointed Dr. Alexvujjj
Lambert, of No. 36 East 31st <<••—«• to examine th»
defendant at his summer home in Bay fttd;« as*
report to the court as to his physical fltaesi to
withstand the strain of a trial. The physiclaa will
give his report this morning, and if it favors th»
contention of the Assistant District Attorney th»
case will be opened at once.
While an examination In the bankruptcy :>mceea.
ings against T. A. Mclntyre * Ob was beiag heti
recently before Commissioner Gllchrist. Vclntyr*
was in a sanatorium. and there was a tony delay
before the court cou!d obtain his presence as a,
SEND */" FOR S()N(r PRIZE.
Composers Wot Not What Watt
Did, So They Have Him Arrested.
Music Is in the air from the Battery to The Bronx.
and It is all because Eugene B. Watt Is on trialia
the United States CMI , Court, before Judge
Hough and a jury, charged with using the ma*
to defraud authors who, In response to circulars
from the Temple Court Publishing Company and
the J. A. Ba.tlett Music Publishing Company, sect
original songs and money to enter a ISM prise con
test, which was to have been decided on last April
Fool's Day. but which never came off. Watt con
tends that those who sent him money would hay«
heard from him on April Fool's Day only the postal
authorities stepped in and closed up his business.
Norwich. Conn.: Waterville, Me.; Cast B, f-r...
and Fort Hancock, N. J.. shelter several who were
lured on by the circulars to pour out their »ou!j
In song and send the result with $10 to Watt.
Joseph Lowndes. of Easton. wrote a pathetic little
spasm, entitled "Under the Dear Old Pine." wMcH
is believed to represent his own feelings about ths
ten bills he sent with the song. Joseph Curran.
a resident of "The Rose of New England." sent
two songs (and some money), and was informed by
Watt that one of the songs would surely maie a
hit for it "possesses the bloom of freshness." Tha
expression is supposed to have referred to the sonj
and not the writer.
Other songs which were submitted and seemed
to "have a bloom of freshness" were "When W«
Were a Couple of Come-ons," "He Ma; Pick ths
Flowers from the Wall Paper, but I Love Him as
of Yore " "Swinging in the Moonlight on Walter
Sweeny's Gate." "Love Me and Your Father's
Coal Yard Is Mine. 1 ' and "I'm Glad You're Work
ing, Gertie, for the Rent Is Coming Due."
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SAYS JURIES FIND TOO MANY BILLS.
Judge Foster Cautions July Jurymen Against
Indicting Without Sufficient Evidence.
The two July grand juries were sworn fcl yes
terday by Judge Foster in the General Sessions
Court. He told the jurymen that juries here found
too many Indictments, many of which * i not
stand in the trial courts. Judge Foster said there
were now 348 ca«es awaiting the new grand juries.
Of these. 135 defendants were in prison.
Judge Foster told how he had recommended »
man who had en under Indictment In this county
as a member of the grand jury. The man. he said,
had been unjustly Indicted by a grand jury, and
when the case was broueht to the attention of the
District Attorney he recommended the dismissal of
the indictment. The judge said he believe! this
man who had suffered unjustly would have helped
the grand jury not to make similar mistakes.
"I told the members of the board for the selso
tion of grand jurors," said Judge Foster, "the his
tory .of the case ' of this mas. and recom
mended that his name be put on the grand jury
list. His name is not on the panel. ! only cite this
instance to you to show you how easily a man may
be accused by a grand Jury which hastily disposes
of its business."
READY TO GIVE BACK MONEY.
Spanish Student Only Wanted to Escap*
Enrique Lianas, a Spaniard, was arrested yw
terday afternoon at Broadway and 66t!i street
charged, with the larceny of Jl-' '• • In cash. T5
prisoner is only twenty-three years old. a^i wh«
he was arrested by Detectives Curry ami Tanas**
of the central office, he sobbed broker.:.v:
"Take the money, for God's sake, and * 1 *?. ■,
back to her. and let bm go. Don't disgrace ns"
Lianas says that his father owns a large coffss
plantation rear Bogota. Colombia, where he BTjjS
For the last school year Lianas has been a student
at Purdue University. at Lafayette. lod.
The woman referred to by the prisoner, the com
plainant In the case, says she la Mrs. Clark »■**■*
of No. 113 West 6Sd street. but formerly living *
Lafayette, lnd., where she had been keeping *
boarding bouse for students.
Mrs. Smith said that the yeung Spaniard '*•*
been a roomer in her boarding house at .iyette.
and when she came to New York she took roa»»
at No. 113 West «d street. Lianas, she say 3. tell
her she would better put her savings in a tacit-
Early yesterday morning. Mrs. Smith said, he '- 00 1
the money out of her room at No. 11* West 63d
street and said he was going to deposit it la a
bank and would return befcre 1« o'clock. Ait«r
Lianas did not appear at the M hour Mrs.
Smith became alarmed and went around ro t-«
West SSth street police station and toM the police
to look up the Spaniard.
The detectives met the young man. carry'- 3 ? l
suit case, at Broadway and 66th street, ar.d got iata
conversation with him. Llanos told • em i.c ta - a
large sum of money with him. and the detective*
immediately took him to Police B< •**"■""*
Neatly packed in the travelling bag were $£,«**
and a time table of the Centra! Railroad of Sew
BIG FIRE AT STAPLETOS.
Dense Clouds of Smoke When Barber Asjl"*
Company's Building Is Destroyed.
A fire which started in the w^rks of the Birb«
I Asphalt Company at Stapleton. Staten Island. y«
; terday afternoon completely destroyed the bu:U-:=»
containing the vat for boiling the asphalt xni »*» * j
most ruined the engine house. Because of
dense volume of smoke from the fire it was thou.;
that the whole plant was afire, and thousands^
people Cocked to the scene, a general aUra b«-»
sent in calling all th* apparatus on that side of »
There are a number of tenement houses near •- •
and also a large doc* owned by Brady Brow*** '
the station of the Staten Island Rapid Transit «■»
the Richmond National Bank. It was though* *p*
some of these buUolngs might be destroyed. o<
hard work on the part of the firemen saved t** 3^
A Polish laborer distinguished himself by ™ri.i£»
back into the engine IMMBM after it had caught . -
and putting out the fires in the boilers. pr*veatiE*