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MACK RI'NS INTO FIGHT
DOVOr.t* MAS CAUSES IT.
Move Ui Indorse Former Leader of
'■'til Arouses Contest.
Another political boom was nipped in the bud
last night at the meeting of the regular Republican
Club of -the lath Assembly District, when an at
tempt to indorse ex-Congressman William Harris
Douglas as the club's choice as a candidate for
Governor as defeated after a spirited debate.
Despite the temperature of 96 degrees in the club
rooms at No. 2255 Broadway, the arguments at
times wore as warm as the 'atmosphere, and only
after two hours' talk was a compromise finally
r.ached by a motion to have the resolution taken
up as special business at the next meeting of the
organization or. the first Tuesday in August.
The dropping of ■ large bunch of cannon crack
ers into the club meeting could not have excited
more surprise in those who thought the matter
was all arranged than did the fight which the
resolution caused. Everything had been peaceful
before the meeting, while the members were play-
Ing billiards and waiting for the speakers to ar
rive! Notice that a resolution Indorsing Mr. Doug
las had already been published in the newspapers,
an* the resolution had been manifolded in type
written form and copies sent to the press by Ru
dolph Conneld. secretary of the club. It looked
like one of the formal fifteen minute indorsement
meetings that are held by political associations so
often at this time of year. Everybody knew Mr.
Douglas as a veteran Republican, who lives at No.
3-7 West 76th street. which Is the loth Assembly
District He has los« been a member of the club
and has served two terms in Congress. Besides.
Mr. Douglas is*known as the head of the exporting
firm of Arkell & Douglas for twenty-five years, and
Is now serving his second term as president of the
Produce Exchange. He was not at the meeting
After Charles W. Lefler. president of the club,
had called the members together. Secretary Con
field got the Boar and began his speech, la which
he look up the qualifications of Mr DoagM as
the club's choice for Governor. He was applauded
from time to Time. He then read the resolution,
which, -after- setting forth the fact that the Re
publican party is to nominate its candidate for
Governor in September, characterized Mr. Douglas
as "a life-long Republican, a stanch supporter of
the principles of the party of Lincoln, of Grant
and Roosevelt, who has always displayed courage
and fidelity of purpose, who has invariably labored
for the b>feKt '.:■:••=• of his party."
The resolution then set forth that Mr. Douglas
"possesses pre-eminent qualifications, politically,
commercially, morally and socially."
It was resolved that the club should indorse him
"and that our executive member and member of
the State Committee. Harry W. Mark, hi request
ed to mm every HI sans within his power to effect
his nomination. Bt it further resolved. That a
copy of this ■■.-:.:•:•!: be transmitted to the Hon.
Timothy L. Woodruff, chairman of the State Com
mittee, and the Hon. Herbert Parsons, chairman of
the New York County Committee."
There was more applause as a motion was made
and seconded to adopt this, but when ■ vote "■■
asked the number of ayes was overshadowed by
the noes. The next surprise to many there was
when Harry W. Hack, the district leader, whom
the resolution requested to use his influence for the
Douglas boom, took the floor and began by saying
that "It would be out of the question to oppose
the nomination of Governor Hughes if he wishes
to run aealn." He continued by pointing out that
there was some time before the convention, and
that e«ca should Hughes refuse to run there would
be other candidates probably.
"Even if our present Governor is out of the
tray," he said. "It would be absurd for us to
plunge ahead now and commit ourselves to a man
fo as to preclude our having a voice in the counsels
regarding other possibilities. We have not .applied
to men of influence in our organization on this sub
ject, and me have not held an appropriate confer
ence on it. I move to lay this resolution on the
During this brief speech there was silence, and
Secretary Conneld was leaning forward in his chair.
At last three men shouted "Second the motion!"
and for a time the racket, the banging of the chair
man's gavel and the shouts of perspiring members
made it a lively scene. When "a vote was finally
taken the resolution went to the table by 22 to 17.
Then there was more noise and speeches and
resolutions from all sides. Finally Mr. Confield
sprang to Bis feet and rushed out in front of the
desk. Pointing a. finger at Mack, he shouted: "I
told that man that i was going to introduce this
motion, and he promised me he would not oppose
it. If^.l had 'wanted to be tricky I could have got
This resolution through by not letting him know
Mr. Mack Fat back and smiled, and Robert Win
ston, at the Hack Drivers' Union, took the floor.
He thought the resolution should have been debated
before being voted upon. Referring to Mr. Mack's
speech, be said: "He has talked of leading lights
in the party who ought to be consulted before we
do anything. That is the meaning behind his talk.
I say that in local matters we should have free
thought and free speech, and that we need not
consult such loading lights. It is different la na
tional politics, but this is a local body and the
resolution a local matter."
There were ■ number of attempts to have the
resolution brought up again. When it was finally
placed en the special business list until August one
member suggested that a lot of men would be out
of town next month, and the discussion should
be deferred until the September meeting. William
Sprow, of the marine engineers' union, raised a
roar of laughter that cleared the atmosphere when
he said, "Why not amend that, and put the reso
lution over until after election?" This killed the
September suggestion, and after a unanimous in
dorsement of the Chicago nominees and platform
Congressman Olcott was called on for a brief
speech. Then an adjournment was taken.
Mack and Douglas have been dose allies in the
district, and together ran one of the beat fights in
the city ob the Parsons side In the last primary
APPEALS AHEARN ELECTION DECISION.
Wijliam A. Dc Ford. Deputy Attorney General, is
preparing -■ appeal from the decision of Justice
McCall, of the Supreme Court, which held that the
action of the Board of Aldermen. In re-electing
John F. Ahearn Borough President, from which
office he had been removed by the Governor, was
a legal and valid proceeding. The committee of
fifteen of the City Club, which prepared the charges
on which President Ahearn was removed, will co
operate with the Attorney General In his steps to
determine whether the constitutional and charter
provisions .is to the removal of elective officers
tn&t be made permanently effective.
BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS COAL MAN.
p. .-!«■-. :: <-.. Perm.. July 7.— While inspecting the
boiler house of his colliery near here to-day.
Thomas Beddow. a member of the coal mining
firm of Beddow & McCreary. was killed by the
boiler exploding. Beddow was buried under the
wreckage of the boiler house. Joseph Smith, an
employe, who was standing outside the building,
was badly hurt by flying debris.
We will close
at 2 o'Clock
July and August.
JAMES S. COWARD,
265-274 Greenwich St., N. Y.
rNixß Wars*.* stbeiei l
J*»2 Order ttiU*. Seed for C*tal9»u^
WOMEN CHASE FIREBUG.
Sitting on Stoop, Thru Sec Fiend
Flee from Burning Building.
Detected by women seated on a stoop across
the street in the act of setting fire to a three
■tor? double tenement building- at No. 305 Os
born streot. East New York, imperilling: the lives,
of twelve sleeping families, a firebug would have
been roughly handled by a crowd of men and
women yesteraay morning had he not been fleet
er of foot than his pursuers and escaped.
Two kerosene fed fires were made under the
stairs in the hallway of the building on the
ground floor. The flames gained headway
quickly, and leaping from the inflammable pile
lighted up th» hall. .Several women and chil
dren dozing on the porch across the way saw
the glare of the fire and screamed. As they did
so a man dressed in dark clothes and wearing
a derby hat and whiskers rushed from the burn
ing hallway into the street carrying a bunch of
wax tapers in his hand. He threw them to the
THE GOLDSBORO PRISONERS, WHO REACHED HERE YESTERI^Y
From left to ripht: Captain Alfred Oxley, Harry H. Meyers, Alfred TV. Bailey.
ground and ran down Oshorn street to Livonia
Men. women, boys and girls started after the
man. who dashed down side streets out of view.
The twelve families, aroused by the shrieks of
peraona in the street, smelled smoke and rushed
io the street. A try went up that other build
ings were on fire, and the occupants of adjoin
ing buildings became panfcstrieken. Firemen
extinguished the blaze before it had done much
damage. The excited tenement house occupants
•rare calmed by the police. The building is
owned by Hyinan Cohen, of No. 4n Avenue D.
Manhattan, and a man named Zwerin, address
unknown. The damage amounted to $2"0.
THAT KHAKI PROTEST.
Made After Secretary Taft Left
Office — President Asks Inquiry.
"Washington. July 7.— Secretary of War "Wright
has received from certain New England manu
facturers of khaki cloth a protest against the use of
British made khaki for the uniforms of" the
soldiers and constabulary in the Philippines. The
protest recited that the uniforms were not only
of British material, but were made up in Manila
by Chinese labor, thus excluding not only Amer
ican manufacturers of khaki, but American labor
In the production of the uniforms, i
The protest was made through President Roose
velt, who forwarded it to Secretary Wright with
a request that he inquire into the subject with a
view to giving: all possible work of that kind to
American manufacturers and workers.
Inquiry by Secretary Wright showed that the
army quartermaster at Manila bad let contracts
recently for khaki of British manufacture, which
was to be made Into uniforms for the Philippine
constabulary and the soldiers stationed in the isl
ands. The contracts were made In the usual way
through the offices of the quartermaster general on
the recommendation of a board of officers appoint
ed for the purpose. Such contracts as had been
let could not be Interfered with, but Secretary
Wright directed that the minimum amount only
of the khaki should be taken under the contracts
and that hereafter, whenever possible, preference
should be given to American manufacturers.
Secretary Wright made it clear that his predeces
sor, Secretary Taft. was not aware of the protest,
as it was not received until after he had relin
quished office. It was pointed out at the War De
partment that much of the khaki used in this coun
try, especially by officers of the army, is of British
manufacture, practically all of the military tailors
furnishing the foreign article in preference to the
cloth of American make.
POLICE IX PISTOL FIGHT.
Three Alleged Burglars Caught in
Three men out of a. gang of four, who bad been
under the eyes of the detectives of the Allen street
branch for the last month or so, were caught last
night just as they were coming out of an apart
ment house at No. MB East 171 st street. The Bronx,
and. after an exciting revolver battle, in which a
score or more shots were fired, the fourth man of
the gang escaped.
It is thought that this man is wounded, how
ever. and the police expect to capture him to-day
through the aid of some hospital or physician
called upon to dres his wound or wounds.
Joseph Pancaldo, eighteen years of age, Of No.
200 First avenue; Antonio Coprare, seventeen years
old. of No. 630 Bast 14th street, and Pietro Alon^o,
eighteen years, of No. 550 East 10th street, were
the three young men captured.
The four men have been under surveillance since
the middle of May. when the detectives learned
that they had been close friends with Harry Grief
sky, who is now in 'the Tomb? under HO,OM bail.
awaiting trial on the charge of having attacked
and robed Nathan Nelkin. a manufacturing jew
eller, at No. 79 Grand street.
BLACK HAND EVIDENCE WEAK.
Secret Code Turns Out To Be Chauffeur's
Book of Instruction.
\ v h'ii the police stopped exulting yesterday over
the capture of Bevero Yirzi and four other alleged
Black Hand agents long enough to examine seri
ously the evidence they had against the men. it
became apparent that the prisoners would not stay
long Ea the meshes of th« law. ••Joe" Petrosino and
his Italian detectives were pusy all day looking for
evidence. Petrosino is sure he got the right men,
■specially as ■ dozen letters from the East Side
were received telling him that he had landed his
A mysterious book, a sort of brochure on the
gentle art of bomb throwing, was carefully ex
amined yesterday, It contained "deadly** knowl
edge. This book showed thai one Vincent Mari
ano, of No. 432 West 13th street, had been trying
to qualify as a chauffeur in a correspondence
school. In his notes the police had found a secret
code of communication for the use of real Black
Hand agents, full directions In the same cipher
how to make the best quality of bombs, not to
mention diagrams of houses where the placing of
a bomb would blow dollars in the direction of the
But even this evidence disappeared when a pat
rolman who once had ridden in an automobile de
ciphered it as the cipher for a correspondence
One cryptic sentence was "Two stroke.- of piston
equals one revolution."' and meant, said the patrol
man, just what it said, and not "No. 41144 Fifth
avenue is next to be blown up with size No. 4
Virzi and his three companions were held for
forty-eight hours by Magistrate Wahle In $».«»
bail each. The specific charge Is having caused the
explosion la the tenement house at No. 356 East
utii street <jn Jim* 3&
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. JULY 8, 1908.
GOLDSBORO MEN HERE
ONE BA ILE ] ' MIS SIX G.
Runaway Ship with $801000 Cargo
~ Soon To Be Brought Back.
Albert W. Bailey. Captain Alfred Oxley and
Harry H. Mayers, three of the fovir prisoners con
nected wit* the how famous Goldsboro expedition.
for whom Lieutenant Peter Beery, of the District
Attorney's Office, went to Honduras, arrived here
yesterday from New Orleans in the officers cus
Francis C. Bailey, the most important prisoner,
escaped from the steamer Vtstein. at Puerto Cor
tez. en July 2. The eteaiuer Goldsboro left thi*
port about two month 3 ago with a cargo of mer
chandise valued at about $100,000. obtained from
American manufacturers by the Ex-port Shipping
Company of this city and not paid for. Francis G.
Bailey was president of the company and his broth
er, Albert W. Bailey, was a partner. Captain Ox-
ley was the master of the Goldsboro ai\d Harry
H. Meyers the consignee in Honduras.
Edward Boyes. receiver of the Export Shipping
Company, his attorney, nnd the attorney of the
National Association of Manufacturers, some of
whose members were •'stung," were In the group
that waited in Jersey City when the party arrived.
Detective Fitzstmmons, of the District Attorney's
office, was also there to help his colleague care for
the prisoners, who were not handcuffed.
The three men were taken to the Church street
station and locked up for the night. This morning
they will be arraigned before Commissioner Shields
in the Federal Building on warrants issued by
President Roosevelt, charging them jointly with
conspiracy to defraud and an unlawful and im
proper use of the mails.
It is understood that further indictments against
them are likely to be returned at once by the
state grand jury. None of the three prisoners was
willing to discuss the flight and detention of the
Goldsboro, nor talk of the escape of Francis G.
Bailey, credited with being the head and brains
of the Export Sniping Company, under which firm
style the two Baileys have operated successfully in
commercial circles for the last seven or eight
lieutenant Berry also deefined to give the de
tails of the elder Bailey's dramatic escape, saying
he could not consistently talk of the matter until
after be bad made hi? detailed report of the es
cape to Commissioner Bingham.
The detective did not seem at all perturbed over
the fact that he had lost his most important pris
oner. H<- smiled and said he "guessed" it would
be all rißht after the Commissioner knew all the
facts. Lieutenant Berry's report, it is said, -will
be filed to-day.
The prisoners mingled with the other passengers
in entering a Cortlandt street ferryboat, and no
body would have guessed that they were prisoners.
While crossing to New York they sat together, but
maintained an absolute silence and an air of in
difference. Bailey is a tall, athletic, sharp-eyed
man, and Captain Oxley. even to his accent, is the
typical British tramp steamer skipper. Meyers is
a dark short man, with the appearance of an ener
getic business man.
When arraigned before Lieutenant Devery at
the police station Bailey said he "guessed he was
a broker" when asked his business.
•■.Make it broker or clerk." either will do." he
finally said. Meyers gave his occupation as a
clerk. The last of the prisoners arraigned was
Captain Oxley. He was more perturbed over a
ship's chronometer, which he carried in a big
redwood box than anything else, even insisting
upon carrying it into the cell with him. It was a
delicate instrument, he averred, and be did not
want it meddled with. The captain said he was
born in England, was forty-three, and lived in
It is alleged that he knew the exact conditions
under which the Goldsboro sailed, and is there
fore charged jointly with the two Baileys and
Myers with conspiracy. It is understood a charge
of perjury will also be made against him for mis
statements m connection with the issuance of the
Merchants from v Maine to Kansas were inter
ested In the arrest of the prisoners. Not only
were the manufacturers losers of their goods up
to the present time, but the Baileys, by clever
manipulations of the "high financiering" type,
gave drafts upon a fictitious foreign company,
which the consigning merchants were induced to
indorse, that the Baileys might discount them for
their benefit In New York, the original drafts to
be paid, they (the Baileys) represented, by a
London bank, where money had been deposited to
These drafts, by reason of the Export Shipping
Company's former credit the Baileys easily con
verted into cash, thus getting away not only w-tth
the goods but their equivalent value in cash.
Although no extradition treaty existed between
the United States and Honduras, the latter gov
ernment gave the men up. The Goldsboro and its
cargo are still in Honduras and will also be
brought to New York. Francis G. Bailey has not
yet been recaptured.
PEAYED THAT RESOKT BURN; IT DID.
Quick Answer to Revivalist's Plea Alarms
Proprietors of Chicago Amusement Parks.
Chicago, July 7. — Twelve hours after the Rev.
George Edward Lewis In a public prayer asked
that the amusement resorts of Irving Park, where
liquor Is served, and Excelsior Park might "be
burned to the ground." the latter was destroyed by
tire. The prayer was offered at a revival meeting
of the Emmanuel Congregational Church, held in a
tent within three blocks of Excelsior Park.
Proprietors of other parks in the neighborhood
are puzzled and frightened, and have taken pre
cautions to protect their properties. The effect
of the preacher's words and the actual burning of
one of their rivals in business have hastened a
general expurgation of the faults touched on by
A. .T. iSmith, proprietor of th* burned park, said
]a!<t night that his lo?s would be about $50,000.
He thought that crossed electric wires was prob
ably the cans- The police are looking for two
rr.en who were seen near the park early in the
GENERAL BATCH ELLOR'S BURIAL.
Barattig*. N V. July 7.— The body of General
George S. Batchellor. who was American repre
sentative on the international tribunal in Egypt,
and Who died on July 2, will be brought to America
and placed in the Batchellor mausoleum in this
vhlatjt. Miss Batchellor, his daughter, will sail
from France with the body on Saturday.
Providence »t Newark.
Baltimore at Jersey City.
Buffalo at Rochester.
Toronto at Montreal.
RESULTS OF GAMES YESTERDAY.
Providence. «; Newark. 2. mm , -~\
Jerwy City. S; Baltimore. 4 (11 Innings).
Montreal. I; Toronto, 0.
Uorliest.-r. 8! Buffalo. 2 (Hr»t game).
ltovhoter, 4; Buffalo. 1 (»<cond Fame).
POLICE APE BAFFLED.
Cannot Connect Gics tdth Wilson
Casc—Follmv Better Clew.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Philadelphia. July 7. -Baffled In their efforts to
connect Frederick Gies. Jr.. with the murder of Dr.
William H. Wilson on June 26. the police were to
day practically forced to release him from cus
tody. To keep him under surveillance and within
their Jurisdiction, however. Magistrate Scott held
him in J6OO ball for a further hearing on July IT.
The hearing of Gie» was extremely brief. The
only witness was Detective Tate. who said that
In his Investigation of the ease he hart found some
peculiar circumstances in connection with the death
of Mrs. Gies, and would like, to have Gi«s hold for
a further examination.
Though no quantitative analysis has been com
pleted, it was officially announced at the coroner's
office to-day that Dr. Robinson, the city chemist,
and Professor Meeker in an examination of the ale
sent to Dr. Wilson found in that part turned over
to them sufficient cyanide of potassium to kill
twenty men. The ch«mists also reported that a
partial examination of the viscera taken from Dr.
Wilson's body shows that it was literally saturated
Detectives Long and Paul succeeded to-day in
tracing the man supposed to be the murderer from
here to Jersey City. The. first clew in this direc
tion came from the !?tter supposed to have been
written by the murderer and sent to the coroner
from Bristol, Perm. The man who is supposed to
have mailed that letter got on a PWinsylvania
Railroad train at Torresdale, a suburb, on Satur
day, June 27, at 12:35 p. m. When the train reached
Bristol at 12.43 he alighted and mailed a letter and
then got back on the train. From the crew of the
train the police obtained a description of thia man
and traced him to Trenton. They found that he
got off the train there a few minutes after 1
o'clock and waited for the connecting train to New
York, which he boarded. The man got off the
train at Jersey City and supposedly went to New
York, though the days work of the detectives
ended at Jersey City. The description of the man
who travelled on this train to Jersey City corre
sponds with that of the man who purchased the
type letter "S" from the Keystone Type Foundry,
and which was used to stamp a seal on the neck
of the bottle of poisoned ale. The description also
corresponds with that furnished by Fred Buck
man, who received the packag-c of ale at a local
express office the day it was shipped to Dr. Wilson.
The success of the police fan tracing this man con
vinces them that they are ten days behind time
in taking up the right trail, and to-morrow they will
continue In their efforts to trace the alleged mur
derer to Boston, whence a second letter was re
ceived by the coroner from him.
TO PROBE MTJSICIANS DEATH.
Coroner Will Hold Autopsy on Woman Who
Succumbed to Operation.
Coroner Shrady will have an autopsy performed
at the morgue to-day upon the body of a woman
for whom he has two names— one Mrs. Frank Apel,
under which she was well known as a musician in
Detroit, and the other Mrs. Lillian Emory, under
which sh* was registered as a private patient in
Miss Alston's Home for Private Patients, at No. 26
West 61st street.* where she died at 3 o'clock yester
day morning. An operation resulted in her death.
So far as can be learned the woman registered at
the Hotel Carlton, No. 203 West 64th street, on June
24 as Mrs. Frank Apel. Four or five days later she
was taken away. 111, to Miss Alston's Home. At the-
Home it was said last night by Miss Alston's secre
tary. Miss Ryan, that no diagnosis of the case had
been taken by the proprietress of the hospital, that
the woman was registered as Mrs. Ulllan Emory
and that she was a private patient, in the care of
Dr. Ferdinand G. Kneer, of No. 236 West 51st street.
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IXDIAXS ARE DEFIAXT.
Drive Sheriffs from ' Oklahoma
Camp— Troops Asked For.
Muskogee, Okla.. July 7. -The sheriffs of M'Tn
tosh and Okmulgee counties went to the Old Hick
ory grounds, near Henrietta, to-day, to investigate
the uprising Oi Snake Indians and were driven
away from th<» camp by thirty armed Indians and
negroes Before sending them away Craxy Snaka
d»livered a message defying the law* of the state
and the United States government, declaring that
they ha\'e no authority over the Indians.
The officers at onco got into communication with
Guthrle. and asked for troops to disperse the mal
contents. Crazy Snake is the leader of »evera
hundred uncivilized Indiana, many of whom do not
speak English. They find the laws of the new
state objectionable, and they are enraged by < razy
Snake's assertion that they are being cheated in
the land allotments.
Oklahoma City. OkU.. July 7.-Acting General
Bellamy has not yet issued a call for troops to
suppress the Creek Indians at U'eleetka. but will
remain up all night to keep in close touch with
the situation, and if it becomes more serious he
will send troops on a special train.
RAILWAY MEN CONVENE IN SECRET.
Accountants Talk of Raising Rates to Meet
Interest on Securities.
[By Telegraph to The Tribuna. 1
Atlantic City, X. J.. July 7.-P!ans for concealing
from the Interstate Commerce Commission and
other Investigators the real cost of obtaining com
peting railroads, which are afterward abandoned:
the cost charged to the items of reconstruction and
other expenses, were discussed by the American
Association of Railway Accountants, which is
meeting here. The meeting is being attended by
many of the big railway men of the country. The
meetings were held behind closed doors.
Plans also were discussed for the raising of rates
of fare and freight for the purpose of covering the
cost of Interest on lines acquired in various deals.
The members held that the former owners of such
lines, who took stock in payment for them, were
entitled to their return, just the same as the In
vestor in the big roads which absorbed the smaller
MYSTERY IN PHILADELPHIA DEATH.
Contractor Killed by Supposed Headache
Powder After Being Robbed.
Philadelphia. July 7.— A mystery that may prove
to be a murder developed here to-day in the death
of John A. Hayes, of Hayes & Son, downtown mar
ble contractors, who died in a hospital after drink
ing a glass of liquor into which he had poured a
white powder. The case was at first reported as
one of suicide, but an investigation developed that
early in the day Hayes was robbed by three men
with whom he had been drinking in a saloon. He
went to the police station and reported the robbury.
and while the police were looking for the three men
who it was alleged held him up Hayes went to a
drug store and bought a supposed headache powder.
He went into another saloon, put the powder in a
glass of liquor ami. becoming unconscious In a few
moments, was carried to a hospital, where he died.
The physicians said h» had every symptom of hav
ing been given chloral hydrate, or knockout drops.
The druggist declared that the powder Hay;-s got
from him was for headache and contained no
chloral. Three men were arrested by the police artVl
s-re held in the case on a charge of highway rob
bery and suspicion of murder. The money said to
have been taken from Hayes, amounting to JIOO.
was found In the possession of one of the prisoners.
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Commissioner 3/. Carroll on Transit
Commissioner McCarroll of the Public Servfc»
Commission, who. with Chief Engineer Seaman,
has Just returned from a trip to London, Parh
an.l Berlin, told yesterday of his observations cf
transit facilities there. He declared that he an*
Mr. Seaman received the utmost courtesy from
the officials in whatever city they visited, al
though they were not travelling officially as
representatives of the commission.
The traffic problem in London was so differs*
from that of New York, he said, that a coo
parison wa* hardly possible. There was m
"rush hour" congestion there.
"The cars all have three doors on each sl<J»
and" so discharge passengers very quickly." sail
"In Berlin they are just commencing to d».
velop the underground railway stem, but they
have already elevated lines, which will connect
with the subways when built. These elevatrt
roads are so ornamental that they add to ths
appearance of a street instead of rietracGaj
from it. The structure is made as beautiful m
It is possible to design it. and underneath art
park lots with grass and flowers, which tovtt*
instead of repel the people. The roadbed is built
on a solid floor and the noise from the operatica
of trains is scarcely noticeable."
TROUBLE ON CALIFORNIA 30RDZB
Supposed Rebels Repulsed at Mexicali—
Quarter Announced in Coahuila.
San Diego. Cal.. July 7.— A special from El On»
tro. Cal.. reports an outbreak of supposed Metier:
revolutionists at Mexican, a typical frontier town
across the border from Calexieo. Cal. The post
office was attacked, but the invaders were rj
pulsed. They escaped to the American side, but
it is reported that they have been reinforced and
will make another attempt. Rnralea have beea
summoned to the town an.! the custom house and
postofSce are being closely guarded.
El Paso. Tex.. July 7.— United Stales Marshal
Nolle and United States District Attorney Boyatoa
went to Del Rio last night, fear that Mexicaa
revolutionists at Las Vacas. opposite there. might
attempt Is cross into Texas. Mexican troops art
scouring the mountains for them, and hava d»>
clared that they will show no quarter.
DEPOSED PASTOR TO SELL HIS GOODS.
Dr. Henry Elliott Mott Plans to Taks fill
Elizabeth. July 7 (Special^— Follow ing -doss*
upon the announcement by M. S. Mott t"na>t fci*
father, the Rev. Dr. Henry Elliott Mott. ti« de
posed pastor of Westminster Church, this citr. **
leave the city shortly for Europe with his *"*
comes the posting of a notice that all of the M«t
household goods will be said at public auctioa.
Charges recently were brought against the paster
by the Elizabeth Presbytery, subsequent upon ru
mors connecting him with a wealthy woman m to
congregation. The following notice has caused •»*
most as much of a stir as did Urn original storfe*
A pubMc sale of •* Chickerinsr piano and portiM
of the library si the Rev. Dr. Moti will take ■ pi«»
at his home at South Broad and South £«****
Elizabeth, on Thursday. Juiy X !*». at - P- =•
Clergymen, professional men and general r=*°°J
should be interested. Library contains worW «
fiction, history ami religion, juvenile ana miaemr
Books and Publications.