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HUNT FOR BANDITS
GOT Sio.ono IX HOLDUP.
Bloodhounds Scour St. Louis
County Without Avail.
St. Louis. Jan. 22.— With all trails lead
in* toward St. Louis, the four men who
held up and robbed the Missouri Pacific
train near Eureka. Mo., last night are be,
litved to be hiding in, this city. Two hun
dred men and six bloodhounds searched the
greater part of St. Louis County to-day. <
The clews which developed in the search
for the men, who are believed to have ob
tained approximately $10,000 by cutting open
sixteen mail pouches, show that a boat in
which the bandits may have floated down
the Meramec River to a point convenient
to St. Louis was stolen on Friday night
a few miles from the scene of the robbery
and the" bloodhounds took up a trail which
led toward this city.
It also is thought the robber* may have
used an automobile in escaping. One ot
the men was an experienced railroad en-
The police are looking for this man,
bf his description is known.
Rewards aggregating $7,200 were offered
to-day for the arrest and conviction of the
outlaws. A suspected man was arrested
early to-day. He denied being Implicated
io the robbery.
The safe in the express car, which the
robbers failed to open, contained $90 in cash
The five mail clerks were changing their
clothes when the train was held up, and
they were forced out in the cold without
their trousers. They took refuge In the
smoker and passengers supplied them with
Two of the tandits boarded the blind bag
gave at Pacific, nine miles west of Eureka,
at 10:15 o'clock The other two flagged the
train, with red lanterns, a mile east of
Eureka in a lonely spot. As the train
flowed down the two on board climbed over
the tender and covered the engineer and
The engine, mail coach and combination
bagjrage and express cars were cut off,
after the express messenger and mail
clerks had been ordered from their cars.
F. K. Breton, the .baggage clerk, hesitated
about leaving his car. and a bullet carried
away his ha: and a lock of his hair.
With one of the robbers at the throttle
the engine and two car* ran to Castle wood.
Fix miles distant, where the four men took
their time about rifling the mall.
The water was let out of the boiler, and
the engineer and fireman were ordered to
walk cast lor fifteen minutes under threat
of instant death. The quartet then dis
appeared into the woods.
The stranded passenger coaches, three in
bomber, lay on the main line until 2 o'clock
this mm llllift. when they, together with the
engine and baggage and express cars, were
I into St. Louis by a freight train.
THAW I BANKRUPT.
Pittsburg Decision Also Holds
Him To Be Sane.
Pittsbunr. Jan. 22.— That Harry Kendall
# Thaw is a. bankrupt and sane, and that
his estate Is subject to the United States
bankruptcy laws, is held by Referee Will
iam B. Blair, who handed down an opinion
to-day upon the petition of Roger O'Mara,
trustee of Thaw's estate, for permission to
fell Thaw's real aDd personal property to
his Fißt*>r. Alice Copley Thaw, at private
The petition on hearing was opposed by
New York creditor*. Roger O'Mara, trus
tee, can now sell to Alice Copley Thaw
her brother's i"r:-..ri] property, consisting
of some real estate, scarfpins. books and
old pictures, for the petitioned sum of
$4<>.WV>. It is said the decision holding
Thaw to be sane may be used in another
attempt to release toe prisoner from Mat
HAD PATROLMAN GUESSING.
Mar Said He Was Detailed by Mayor
Gaynor to Watch Him.
Patrolman William Fordham. of the
n«w West .-"•■ street station, found a man
at the corner of Fifth avenue and 23d
street last night whf>. according to the of
ficer, said h* had been especially detafled
to watch police officers by Mayor Gaynor.
Patrolman Fordham heard the sound of
a police whistle being blown repeatedly
Jn the vicinity of the corner, and on reach
ing it saw a well dressed man of about
thirty-five years. The officer asked him
why he was Mowing the whistle.
"l>o you know whom you are address
ing?" asked the man. "I've been sent
from the Mayor's office by the Mayor to
«-c that you <jo your duty. Where's your
lieutenant .• Patrolman Fordham was
Stianped. but he iinally recovered from his
surprise and asked the stranger if he was
a police officer. The man replied that he
was. The officer then asked to see the
other's shield, but was refused, and he
then placed the man under arrest and took
him to the new West 2uth street station
he prisoner was locked up on charges of.
disorderly conduct and impersonating an
officer. , He said he was William B El
liott, of No. 107 West 12th street
C H. VENNER FILES SUIT.
Averts That Morgan & Co. Are Merg
ing Chicago Utilities.
Chicago. Jan. 22. Clarence H. Venn*.-,
of New York, brought suit in the Circuit
Court to-day to rnioin the propose.] mer
ger of several South Side street railways
under the title v f the Chicago city and
Connecting Railways, j. pjcrpont Morgan
«*n<l other Xow York and Chicago capital
ists arc ••a.i< defendants.
Ycnner *rou ht the suit as a stockholder
of the Chicago City Railway Company He
aver, that J P. Morgan & Co. have been
(ing to effet-t ;. mr-r"er ■ f »n i .
io^r,,,ns in "-.'^o ' PUbUC
mm.'n LtJct 'o"t>
_ tm- charge is made in in, (,; j v ,. , ft ««
me .; U n,c.e ■- J. I' Morgan * CoTto "un-
I'jad the stock on the investing public
\<mw further allege* that the merger
scheme is contrary to the (aw and a vYola
lion of h;s rights as stockholder
V3\= FLU-Wl JflE
See To-morrow's Tribune.
TO XAME VOORHIES.
Will Be Appointed Postmaster
of Brooklyn, It Is Said.
President Taft. it is understood, will
Fend to the Senate to-morrow for con
firmation the name of Edmund W. Voor
hies as postmaster of Brooklyn Mr.
?MriaM will succeed George H. Roberts,
who has been postmaster for eight years.
The name of William J. Maxwell, for In
ternal Revenue Collector, may be submit
ted by the President at the same time
Postmaster General Hftchcock called up
Postmaster Roberts on the long distance
telephone yesterday and told him of the
decision of the President.
'The Postmaster General," said Mr.
Roberts, "told me that the President want
ed to relieve his mind of further consider
ation of these appointments, and had de
termined to submit the names to the Sen
ate on Monday. Mr. Hitchcock said he re
gretted that 1 was not to be reappolnted,
saying he had done all in hfs power in my
The Republican organization of Kings
County late in December submitted the
names of Mr. Voorhies for postmaster, Mr.
Maxwell for Internal Revenue Collector
and Charles J. Haubert for reappointment
as United States Marshal for the Eastern
District of New York. It had been Impos
sible for the organization and the Congress
men from Kings County to submit the slate
earlier, as fr!end3 of Mr. Maxwell had
urged his name for the postmastershlp,
while those of Mr. Roberts, who also was
supported by the Brooklyn League, used
their Influence for his reappointment. The
Republican Congressmen from Kings-
Messrs. Calder, Law, Young and Foelker—
were told to get together. They held a
meeting in Manhattan and agreed upon the
Prior to that it was said that Repre
sentative Calder had backed Mr. Maxwell,
Messrs. I^aw and Young Mr. Voorhiep. and
Mr. Foelker Mr. Roberts. Finally Mr. Max
well consented to be named for the collec
torshlp. He realized that with Senators
Depew and Root, Representative Calder,
Naval Officer Kracke. State Chairman
Woodruff and Lieutenant Governor White
backing Mr. Voorhies the weight of In
fluence was on the side of his rival.
Edmund W. Voorhies was born in Graves
end on March 6, lWvi. He has been a manu
facturer of doors and trimmings in Benson
hurst for twenty years, and was a justice
of the peace in Gravesend for the year pre
ceding the annexatiop of that section to
Brooklyn. He is secretary to Naval Officer
Kracke, and for three years has been the
Republican leader of the 16th Assembly
William J. Maxwell was born in Manhat
tan on January 1. 1853. In 18S4 he formed
the drygoods firm of Maxwell & Co.. No. 550
Fifth avenue, South Brooklyn, of which he
is the head.
SEE RAY OF HOPE.
Women Teachers Count on
Xeic Ad m in istra tion .
Th*« present city administration is going
to help the women teachers in their tight
for equal pay, according to Miss Grace E.
Strachan, president of the Interborough
Association of Women Teachers.
"This election has brought a Board of
Estimate into office which la going to de
cide, we believe, that the Department of
Education will ij^vr- to do just what the.
other city depart rrHflate do under the Civil
Service," declared Alias Strachan yester
day. "It will have to fix one salary for
a position. At present it is the only de
partment in the rlty that pays two salaries
for the same position."
Mi*.R Strachan was one of th<= cpeakerfi
at the Saturday luncheon of the City Club.
The subject of discussion wa? the teachers'
equal pay question. She was introduced
by President Charles H. Strong of the
City Club as one of the "brave band of
twenty women school teachers who have
borne the labor and heat of the battle."
Dr. William EL Allen, of the Bureau of
Municipal Research, who spoke after Miss
Strachan, said: "There has been a pro
gressive effort to throttle every attempt to
understand the fundamental questions of
the public schools, but, thanks to the City
i tub and its officers, we. are about to get
Miss Lina E. Gano, a teacher, sitting near
Dr. Allen, said in reply that the Inter
borough Association of Women Teachers
had been organized to take care of the
financial interests of the teachers, and if
he could not get from the Board of Educa
tion all the information he wanted about
schools it wa# the fault of that board.
Miss Strachan then answered ppveral
queries submitted by Dr. Allen and said
that she had yet to find what special ser
vice men teachers do to entitle them to
mure pay than the women teachers.
Professor John B. Clark, of Columbia
University, in suggesting a solution of ihe
problem, hinted that he believed the proper
and just ourse for the city to pursue
would be "to disregard as a basis of action
any comparison between the pay ot men
and women teachers." Professor t'lark be
lieved that the schools _of the city would
not suffer if men teachers were eliminated
from the lower grades.
Miss Mary Chalmers, nne>ther one of the
si takers, suggested lhat no attention be
j-aid to the- critics of proposed "equal
pay" legislation, who have stated that it
would demoralize the school system.
OFFERINGS AT THE STORES
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONSULT THE AD
VERTISEMENTS IX TO-DAY S TRIBUNE.
MA' VS. Broadway, between 34th and
33tli streets, lays stress on a sale of suits
and women's long coats at reduced prices.
Wash goods, while goods, furs, women's
slippers, upholstery and furniture are
among othrr offerings at attractive prices.
ABRAHAM & STRAUS. Brookyn. direct
attention to a sal<: or furniture which will
begin to-morrow at special values. The
sale will include china closets, buffets and
Rldeboards, dining room chairs and side
HBARN. West 14th street, announcs
that this is the last week for January bar
gains The sale will include linen table
sets, women's cloaks, women's night dress
es, tailored suits and children's dresses.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRTBUXE, SFXDAY, JANUARY 23 1910.
TWO FATALLY HURT
AT ASHOKAX DAM.
Dynamite Explodes — Cold
Spring Death List Unchanged.
Kingston. X. V.. Jan. 22.— Another fatal
accident has Starred tho progress of the
aqueduct wnd>?r construction from Ashokan,
in the .-atskills, to New York City. A
dynamite drying house at Shaft No. 5,
near Forest Glen. Ulster County, exploded
to-day, manprling George Miller and one
other unknown lahorer so terribly that
they will die. Neither man was able to
give any explanation of the accident.
It is now definitely known that fifteen
men wero killed in the terrible blast of
more than one thousand pounds of nitro
glycerine in the Ashokan aqueduct near
Cold Spring yesterday. Two of the dead
were Americans, Michael N. Lewis, of New
York, and George Barnes, a foreman.
A. P. Everett, head of the Everet* r«n
f.tructio-i Company, which has the contract,
p&id to-day that the only way in which
he could account for the accident was that
one of the workmen st imbled in the tun
nel, which is through solid rock, and that
as he fell the lighted lamp on his cap
came in contact with a fuse which had
been stretched from the blasts of nitro
glycerine. Before the fuse could be ex
tinguished the fire had reuche-d the deadly
charges, and the explosion was the result.
Only fragments of the bodies of the slain
men were found in the tunnel to-day. Ex
cepting the two Americans killed, the
others, who were foreigners or negroes,
were known to the company by numbers.
The five men who were injured were in a
serious condition to-day, the physicians
saying that they had only an even chance
between life and death
The Board of Water Supply lost no time
in starting an investigation of the causes
of the explosion of nitroglycerine in the
tunnel near Cold Sprinji which is to be
part of the Catskill aqueduct. As soon as
he learned of the accident Commissioner
Chadwick ordered Robert Ridgway, a de
partment engineer, to the scene, with in
structions to make a complete investiga
tion and b-> ready to make a preliminary
report to-morrow. J. Waldo Smith, chief
engineer of the hoard, started for the scene
of the trouble late yesterday afternoon. A
copy of the final report will bo> forwarded
to the state Labor bureau.
"The city cannot be held liable in any
way for damages. The work was being
done by one of the contractors," said Com
missioner Chadwick. "Our board had taken
every precaution to obviate such accidents.
We have clauses in all contracts to protect
those employed by the contractors. It was
a most deplorable occurrence, but we can
not pass judgment until we have received
USELESS MEN TO GO.
Tammany "Snug Harbor"
Threatened by McAneny.
No more will the Borough President's of
fice of Manhattan be the "snug harbor"
for Tammany men in need of connection
with the city payroll -not if Borough Presi
dent McAneny can help it, and he thinks
he can. The office is still the harbor for
several hundr.ed useless employes who are
seldom employed, but it has not proved
overly snug since the first of the year. A
storm is brewing
President McAneny had not h«v>n in office
forty-eight hours before lie started an in
vestigation to find out just how many of
the men on his payroll were really valu
able servants of the city and how many
were deadwood. in this investigation he
has had the active assistance of Henry
Bruere, of the Bureau of Municipal Re
search. The iatter has summoned one
after another of the men and put them
through a cross-examination on their
duties. He wanted to know what they
were supposed to do. what they actually
did and how they did it. There have hpen
some interesting disclosures, and one name
after another has been placed in the dis
card. By February 1. when the investiga
tion will be completed, it is expected that
more than four hundred men will have to
go. This is only a rough estimate, how
ever, as some of the most important bu
reaus are still to be investigated.
When John F. Ahearn. himself a Tam
many district leader, was Borough Presi
dent he immediately found room for two
of his colleagues on the Tammany execu
tive committee- James J. Hagan, leader of
the loth, and George F. Scannell, leader
of the 25th. Then Mayor McClellan broke
with Charles F. Murohy, leader of Tam
many Hall, and the Borough Presidents
office was about tht- only place where Tam
many men in need of jobs could be ac
commodated. The result was that the
rooms were soon overcrowded and the city
payroll grew apace.
It is said that one man who was down
as an assistant janitor of one. of the city's
buildings could not state the number of
floors in the building. Another, who was
designated as a "slagger," did not know
what the term meant.
LECTURES ON FOOD AND HEALTH.
The. Public HealD) Education Committee
of the Medical Society of the County of
New York has arranged to give twelve
public lectures at the Academy of Medi
cine, beginning with the topic "The Rela
tion of Wholesome Food to Good Health,"
which will he discussed on the afte-'noon
of January 27 at 3:30 o'clock. Dr. Woods
Hutchinson will deliver the lecture, taking
as bis pha^e of tht- general subject "The
Proper Food for School Children."
This firm also announces a clearance sale
of all sizes of rugs. For Monday morning
they have arranged about twenty-six spe
BLOMINGDALES 1 . Third avenue, be
tween 59th and SOU] streets, calls attention
to a sale to-morrow of embroideries,
women's stockings, petticoats and boots at
STERN BROTHERS! West 23d street,
announce an important sale of tailored
walking suits, tea gowns and negligees,
cloaks, suits and coats for misses and small
women, carpets, lace curtains and por
tieres at special prices. They also call at
tention to a sale of silks, colored dress
goods and cotton dress fabrics.
LORD & TAYI.OR, Broadway and 20th
street. Fifth avenue and 19th street, an
nounce for this week a final clearance sale
of winter apparel for women, misses and
girls. They also offer special inducements
in their January sale of girls* wash dresses,
fur coats.' muffs and neckwear.
HAY'S, No. 23 West 34th street, has ar
ranged a sale of furs for Tuesday at at
tractive prices. The sale will include pony
coats, fur sets and men's mink lined coats.
BONWIT, TELLER & CO.. No*. M, &6
and 58 West 'SMI street, will have an ad
vance showing this week of their new
spring suits. Special values aie offered In
their closing out sale of winter suits and
coats and furs.
L. P. HOLLANDER & CO., Fifth avenue
and 2Cth street, offer special reductions In
their removal sale of gowns, wraps, dresses,
suits, millinery, waists and neckwear.
THE SIMPSON CRAWFORD COMPA
NY. Sixth avenue, between 19th and iota
streets, direct attention to a sale of robes
at reduced prices. They also announce a
clearance tale of laces.
GREBNHUT & CO., Sixth avenue, be
tween 18th and 19th streets, advertise spe
cial inducements this week In petticoats
and -attractive prices in their January sale
of linens and white goods.
IN ARMY AND NAVY
Would Prepare for Bigger
I From The Tribune Burpan 1
Washington, January 22.
ENLARGING DRYDOCKS.— The belief
that the 30,<X)0-ton battleship Is only a ques
tion of timf baa served to impress on the
Secretary of the Navy the necessity of es
tablishing a policy in drydo. k design and
construction which shall be sufficiently
elastic to anticipate Increases of battleship
(!isp!a-»ment. The fact that there are no
drydocks en the Atlantic Coast capable of
taking In th> 26,000-ton battleship, to say
nothing of the 30,000-ton ship, presents an
emergency which Secretary Meyer has been
prompt to meet in the form of instructions
to the General Board to prepare a proposi
tion for the guidance of Congress. The
General Board has been discussing this
question, which bears so vitally on the pro
tection of the fleet in time of war. The re
vised plans contemplate lengthening the
new dock for which a contract has just
been made at Pearl Harbor, Hawaiian
Islands, so as to take in a ship 750 feet
long, and It is estimated that this enlarge
ment of the dock would require an addi
tional appropriation of $420,000.
Nothing can be done in the way of en
larging the docks at New York. The lim
ited space there imposes restrictions on the
dimensions of the structures. The dock
which most conveniently lends Itself to the
new condition Is the new one at the Nor
folk Navy Yard, which it is purposed to
lengthen by about 123 feet. I'nder these
conditions it will be possible to dock a ves
sel 644 feet long, or a battleship of 30,000
tons. Such a change would require an ad
ditional allotment of $375,000. An alterna
tive plan contemplates enlarging the dock
so as to take in a ship 750 feet long, which
would mean an additional cost of $700,000.
Secretary Meyer has reported this situa
tion to the House and Senate Naval com
mittees, with a view to having provision
made for the enlarged docks at Pearl Har
bor and Norfolk in the naval appropriation
bill when It is reported to the House. There
is some doubt whether the provision will
be made, in view of the determination in
both House and Senate not to increase, if
avoidable, the original estimates for naval
expenditures, but Secretary Meyer has
pointed nut in a convincing way the need
of anticipating battleship increase, and it
is hoppd by the naval authorities that there
will be appreciation at the Capitol of the
necessity of affording vessels of the fleet an
adequate means of docking, cleaning an*
The situation has served to revive discus
sion in favor of a monster floating dry
dock which shall be capable of lifting a
30,000-ton battleship. No one is willing to
risk his reputation as a prophet by pre
dicting when such a battleship will be
built, but already there is serious con
sideration of such a vessel, and Repre
sentative E. W, Roberts, of Massachusetts,
a member of the Naval Committee, is hav
ing statistics prepared to show whether
such a ship maj be built this year. He
intends to suggest to his associates the
desirability of authorizing the construction
of one 30,000-ton ship, instead of two 26,000
ton battleships. The present indications
are that the House committee will provide
for only one of the latter, although the
question has not been put to a vote, and
will not be until Secretary Meyer is heard,
probably In the course of the next week, on
increase of the navy.
TAFT FOR TWO DREADN'OITtIITS-
At a conference with Chairman Foss. of
the House Committee on Naval Affairs,
and Representative Roberts, of Massa
chusetts, a member of the committee.
President Taft to-day announced that he
favored a provision for two new battle
ships of the improved Dreadnought or
"all big gun" type in the forthcoming
naval appropriation bill. While economy
is to be the watchword of the administra
tion, Mr. Taft declared that the policy
adopted by his predecessor of keeping the
American navy well equipped with modern
fighting machines could not be abandoned,
and that It would be false economy to
provide for any less than two battleships
ORDERS ISSIED. -The following orders
have been issued:
The following changes In the medical corps
are ordered: Captain HARRIS, from duty
at Fort George Wright, Washington, to
Fort Gibbon. Alaska, relieving Captain
JAY W. GRISSINGER. who will proceed
to Seattle and await orders; Captain ED
WARD B. VEDDER, from Kort Stevens,
Oregon, will proceed to Pan Francisco,
■ailing May 5 for the Pntlipplne Islands.
The following officers designated to conduct
tests of infantry equipment at Presidio of
Monterey: Captain JAMES P. IIARBB
BON. 12th Infantry: Captain MERCH B.
STEWART, Mh Infantry, and Captain
JOHN I. DB WITT. 20th Infantry.
Colonel HENRY A. GREENE. 10th infantry,
about February 5, 1910, to Fort Benjamin
Harrison.' and later to Davenport, lowa.
First Lieutenant VERNON W. BOILER. 2<l
Infantry, from Fort Thomas, Kentucky, to
Whipple Barracks, Arizona.
Leave of absence: Major EUGENE O.
FECHET, signal corps, one week.
Rear Admiral C. E. VREKLAND, commis
sioned from December 27, 1009.
Captain R. C. SMITH, commissioned from De
cember 27, 1900.
ART EXHIBITIONS AND SALES. [ ART EXHIBITIONS AND SALES.
"A Highly Important Art Event ft
MADISON SiiUARE SOUTH 3* |§| NEW rORJC CITY
FREE VIEW FREE VIEW
Beginning Friday (Next), January 28th,
''The Men of 1830"
and Other Great Painters of France
Collected by the late
Mr. H. S. Henry
Including Millet's Famous Work,
"Going to Work— Dawn of Day/
To be Sold at Unrestricted Public Sale
Bl ORDER OF HIS EXKCTTOns.
MRS. HENRI AND THE GIBARD TRUW COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA
On Friday Evening, February 4th,
Beginning Promptly at 8:30 o'clock.
At Mendelssohn Hall
Fortieth Strrrt. Kattt of Urondwajr.
(Doors open at 8. Admission by card, to be h*d free of the mamgm.)
hi Luxe lllustniti <1 Catalogue rrady f or
Suhsrril,irx, Price, T>n /)'>//(»,■■<
The sale will be conducted by MR. THOMAS E. KIRBY, of
The American Art Association, Managers
6 East 23d Street. Madison Square South. New York,
Lieutenant ". Commander A.' BRONSON, Jr.
commissioned from July 1. 10 "- ..
Lieutenant Commander A. KAUTZ. commJ»
■loned from November 20, I°°"- „ _
Lieutenant Commander H. N. JENSON, com
missioned from September 15, 1 00^..-,,
Lieutenant Commander W. M. FALCONER.
commissioned from September *••,!!"*•_,
Lieutenant Commander C R- MILLER, com
missioned from July 1. 1000. „ Am
Lleut-nant Commander F. I- SANDOZ, "'"".
tached command of the Eagle; to >t^
Lieutenant F. RORSCHACH. assigned •■ «'
ecutlve officer of the Wabaeh.
Ensign A. B. COOK, detached the Indiana; to
• the South Carolina. . /-.«-_
Ensign L. F. KIMBALL. to the South Caro-
Flrst Lieutenant J. P. WILT-COX and First
Ll-utenant R. S. KETSER, commlnlpn'd
first lieutenant, marine corps, from May
13. 1 OOP.
First Lieutenant M S. KINGBURT. commis
sioned first lieutenant, marine corps, from
May U. 1009.
MOVEMENTS OF WARSHIPS.— The fol
lowing: movements of vessels have been re
ported to the Navy Department:
Jan. 20 — The Ponipey. at Cavlte; the Virginia.
i at Hampton Roads.
Jan. 21— The Paducah. at Newport; the Ster
ling at Newport News; the Hannibal, at
Lambert Point; the Arethusa. at Panama.
Jan. 20— The Paducah. from Portsmouth.
N. H., for Newport, en route to N"» r Ycrk;
the Charleston. from Yokohama for
Jan. 21— The Perry and the Preble. from Mare
Island for San Diego.
TWO SHIPS DELAYED.
Baltic and Comanche Wait for
Belated passengers from Long Island and
Rhode Island delayed the sailing of two
steamships that were scheduled to leave
port yesterday afternoon.
On Friday the White Star Line received
word from the home of Mrs. E. D. Morgan,
in Westbury, Ijong Island, saying that be
cause of illness to one of her children Mrs.
Morgan had decided to cancel her paflMß*
on the steamship Raltlc, which was sched
uled to sail at 2p. m. At 12:30 p. m. yes
terday the line was called on the telephone
from V-'est.bury and informed that Mrs.
Morgan had changed her mind and would
sa.il. She asked that the Baltic be held, if
possible, as she would hurry to the pier.
Twenty minutes after the message was
sent to the line Mrs. Morgan, accompanied
by her two children and two maids, en
tered a large touring car and was soon
speeding westward to this city. It was a
long run ard rbe chauffeur made good
time along t'pe country roads, but the speed
law caused him to lose time when driving
through Manhattan. The line had decided
to bold the Baltic until 2:15 p. m.. but Mrs
Morgan and her children, who were on
their way to'ptirts to join Mr. Morgan, ar
rived at 2:07 p. m.
Just as they were hustled aboard two tax
icabs containing seven persons sped up the
pier. They were passengers for the Baltic
who had left Fall River on Friday night 0*
the steamboat Providence. The Providence
was forced by the storm to put into New
port for the night, and many of her pas
sengers came to this city by train.
Fourteen of the passengers on the Provi
der cc were hooked to sail on the Clyde
liner Comanche for Jacksonville, and they
wind ti> Arthur W. Pye. the general pas
senger traffic manager of the line, to hold
the steamer. Mr. Pye sent taxicabs to the
Grand Central Station and managed to get
the fourteen belated travellers aboard the
Comanche at 1:17 p. m. The Comanche
was scheduled to sail at 1 p. m.
YACHT BURNS IN DOCK.
The Hiawatha. Undergoing Repairs,
Badly Damaged at Repair Yard.
The steam yacht Hiawatha, mooted for
repairs at the yards of the Charles I* Sea
bury Company. 177 th street and Harlem
River. The Bronx, caught fire last night
and was badly damaged before the fire
men could reach her. William Mann,
night foreman at the repair yards, and two
men were working on the deck of the ves
sel, when one of the men upset a candle,
igniting a can of naphtha.
Mann had to run three blocks before h«
rould find an alarm box, and the flrp hurl
gained considerable headway before Kn
glne Company 43 and the fireboat George
B. McClellan arrived. The yacht was
damaged about $10,000.
The Hiawatha was built in 1897 by Ju
lius Fleischmann. of Cincinnati. She is
now owned by Abram Baudolne, of the
New York Yacht Club.
ATTACKS STOCK EXCHANGE ACT.
Suit Over the Proceeds of the Sale of a
Failed Member's Seat.
Kx-.Tustiee Charles T. Brown was» ap
pointed referee yesterday in an action
brought in the Supreme Court by Frank
Sullivan Smith, assignee for the creditors
of Marquand £• C<\, stock brokers, against
Rudolph Keppler, former president of the
Marquand & C». failed in liW, with liabil
ities of about $8,000,n0n. The firm settled
with creditors at 10 per cent on the dollar.
The Stock Kxchange sold the seat of Mar
quand & Co., applying the proceeds to the
liquidation of the firm's indebtedness to
Stock Exchange members.
Mr. Smith sues to have this money dis
tributed among all the. creditors and not
only to the members of the exchange.
Stock Exchange to Hold Hear
ing on February 8.
The governing committee of the New
York Stock Exchange. will' put on trial at
the earliest possible day the members of
the exchange whose acts are alleged to
have contributed to the failures of- the
three firms which went dorvvn as a conse
nrence of the collapse last Wednesday of
the pool which had been for many months
engaged in the manipulation Of Columbus
and Hocking Coal and Iron common
■feck, Official notice of the purposo Of the
governing body was given yesterday after
noon in the following statement issued
from the executive offices of the exchange:
. The sub-committee to-day made a re
port on the matter of the failure of La
throp. Haskins & Co. and the circum
stances surrounding it. and the governing
committee, in accordance with the consti
tution of the exchange, which provides
for ten days* notice in the case of hear
ings, has set February 2 as the day upon
which action will be had.
The section of the constitution referred
to in the foregoing statement is Section 9
of Article xvil. which says:.
An accusation charging a member before
the governing committee with having com
mitted an offence, or having violated the
laws or regulations of the exchange, shail
be in writing ; it shall specify .he charge
or ch.orges against the member with rea
sonable detail, and shall be signed by the
person or persons making the charge or
charges. A copy of such charge or charges
shall be served upon the accused member.
. . . He shall have ten days from the
date of such service to answer the same.
At the office of Thompson, Vanderpoel &
Freedman. attorneys for the firm of Rob
erts. Hall & Criss, of which Hugh F. Criss.
the specialist in Columbus and HMttaX ~
a member, a representative of the law firm
"We have been waiting to-day for some
report which would fix the status of Mr.
Crisp in the matter nf the repudiated con
tmttl on Wednesday. It seems a cruel
thing to leave him up in the air, and we
are disappointed at the decision of the
Stock Exchange authorities to hold the
matter owr until February - ■"
Henry V. Hotchkiss, receiver for I^athrop,
Haskins & Co., and Irving L. Ernst, re
ceiver for J. M. Fiske & Co.. expect to be
able to issue to-morrow estimates of the
assets and liabilities of the twn houses.
The sales of Columbus and Hocking were
small yesterday, only 1,100 shares, and were
within a price range of } 2 point, the close
being at 23, '* point down from Friday.
The general market was irregular, with
United State? Steel common the feature.
% O\J So
1 Tuesday Only
Kay's fur establishment is the largest in j
the world. We sell furs and furs only, and
J ; we are the only firm carrying a $1,000,000
stock of furs, which we close out at 50c. on
the dollar. This Tuesday is our Red Tag
January Clearing Sale. Each garment will
have a new red price ticket one-half of last
Note These Prices:
Finest Genuine Hudson Seal
The real genuine Hudson Seal, in many dif- -. «-,««•
ferent styles. Some with the new long shawl sale price.
collar, some with the square collar; 50 and i>2 $/C ™
inches long: elegantly made. Sale price $Sr>.o<\ L fl^
This coat is our regular $200.00 coat, and a | v# s-'
limited number only will be offered for this | TUESDAY ONLT
Tuesday's sale for $G5 J
Better Grade Pony Coats-
The very finest Russian Baby Pony; soft, silky s\ls price.
and lustrous skins; guaranteed by us for 3 «•>*«■■" mA.
-elegantly lined with heavy, brocade. I £"5 / ■*ll
beautiful jewelled buttons; the only store in Of »uU
New York offering: highest grade Pony Coats
for $37.50; regular price $I<X> I Tuesday only
Finest Caracul Coats
We will put on sale this Tuesday— and Tuesday ] Sale price.
only — a limited number of the very finest Cara- i C a x~_
cul Coats: they are our regular $100 and $1"»O - Zll I
Coats, reduced for this sale only; one of our ( ' "
best bargains; all sizes J Tuesday only
All our $250, $300 and $350 Coats in Baby
Caracul will be put on sale TUESDAY ONLY
One Extra Special-
Lynx Sets — very fine genuine Australian Lynx. | S\i.b price:
Remember, it is the finest, softest and silkiest ! c ' _.
extra long: Hair lynx; an extra beautiful ' Rug or «!> "7 fl
Pillow Muff, with an extra large Shawl, ele- " «3 \J
gantly lined and the very newest model, for S3O;
actual value $90 ;-• j Tuesday only
FUR SETS .
1200 Fisher Sets, magnificent scarfs and extra beautiful muff $65
$125 finest pointed Sitka Fox Sets, animal pelerine and fancy
rue: muff $60.
$275 White Fox Sets, extra quality, beautiful shawl and muff
(animal effect) 535
Eastern Mink Sets 575. $100. 5150
$200. $300. $500 Sets at 1-3 their appraised value.
Men's Mink Lined
A number of coats, ,">«> inches lons, with Persian MUM pri«e.
Lamb Shawl ( oilar; full sweep; best quality
broad, loth. These coats will last only one KJ Vf
Worth 517.". (^. Tuesday only Trr . , |
Australian Mink Lined
A limited number, 50 Inches lon<. Persian lamb 1 SALE PRICE.
collar; extra fine broadcloth; full sweep; war- $ "2 C
ranted perfect skins. A coat that cannot be " «3 &
duplicated anywhere In the city for $125 TUESDAY O!«I.T
Our January Sale is the Greatest Bar
gain Event in New York. Don't fail to at
tend. Come early and avoid the crowd.
Remember, this sale is for Tuesday only.
America's Largest Fur Store.
23 West 34th Street
Thi* : stork. . after having ibeeri^T^
more than 2 points, to 89. lar«l 7 o^t CM
covering ■■■■■■> by the prospect C
increased dividend.' declined a6nipu T r : **
tast few minute of the two-hoar ££
closing with a net gain of only ■ at Sr"^"-
PLENTY OP MONEY. SAYS HUt
Railroad Mm Brings Glowing Bepcrt.
from the West.
James J. Hill returned here yes*..*,
from a trip of several weeks through r
Northwest. He said that trade in th« ,
rltory h«s had visited was moving' tsj
and that business was good evervTrt
The condition of the soil, he said, wast
ter than usual. Speaking of monetary
♦litlons in the West. Mr. HUI sounds
note of caution. l
"Western banks are loaned up very ctiaw
ly." he said, "but still there is v i w
money. The only menace Is a tecdeacr?'
invest beyond the capital available. Itttlt
happens the government cannot help 'r^
siderable capital is sunk in new land, M 3~3 ~
cially in Canada." **"
STARCH BOND EXTENSION
Time for Deposit of Securities Pat Of
to February 21.
The- time for the deposit of th» Xa;j o »
Starch Company's 3 per cent debcata>
bonds and the National Starch Manufac'
wing Company's 6 per cent first mortal
bonds with Speyer & Co.. originally a-L
for January 20. has been extended to F«j>.
ruary 21. Up to the present !3,«H».ft» of thj
outstanding iC£«».oi» debenture bonds w
$193,000 of the outstanding COO.QCQ •> per cent
first mortgage "bonds' have been deposited. *
Practically aJI the bonds must be a i»_
fore the Corn Products Refining Company
v ill agree to guarantee the new Natia
Starch 5 per cent bonds, which under th'»
terms of the reorganization plan are ia
be exchanged at the rate of five for Mr
The plan, if finally adopted, will ir.eaa »
reduction of th» bonded debt of th© \-J.
tlonal fctarcn Company from RSStJNt # n
$6.250/XX> and a lowering of its inter.,?
changes joyj oy $80,000. which was about £
amount •of its deceit last year.
CEMENT COMPANIES COMBINE.
Trenton, N. J , Jan. 22.— Articles «a«
filed with the Secretary of State her* to.
day merging the Cement Manufactmaw
Company Into the Alpha Portland Ctaaat
Company. ■ which has works In Wirna
County. N. J. The new Alpha ninuaui
is to have* an authorized capital of mS.
000. The old Alpha company had a caatta
of $6,000,000 and the Cement ManufactaraJ
Company a capital of $2,0u1.W0. The mS.
dent of the new company is Arnold G*rv
tell, of Easton. Perm.. and. John N. Loci,
hart, of Plttsburg. is the secretary «w