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to Trap .Judge
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tTAflllNOTON. May 13. That the
charges against .lodge Itobert W, Arch
twld of the. United States Commerce Court,
which the Houe Judiciary Committee
is investigating, "ere thp outgrowth of
a plot to diciodit the jurist became evi
dent nt to-djy'rt hearing. Allen S. Cock
rell, mi employee of tho Interstate (lorn
merce Commission, testified that W. P.,
Holand. a rail operator of Scranton, J'tt
who preferred th charges against Judge
ArehUild, dictated to him ii statement
In which 1'ol.ind declared "ho liad de
termined to trap" the Judge In some busi
ness rlivil which would unfit him for
fiirthe" service on tho bench
Holand, it npprvire, in nn enemy of Judge
Archbald. the lioMllitK having crown up
ill..! remit ef lug-il trouble, nnd arranged j
Ihn Katydid culm bank ileal to trap the
Judge After the proposed deal had
rmchid a definite Mage, lie enmo to Wash
incon and laid hi charges before IJ. 1
M"ver of tho Interstate Commerce Com
mission nnd asked for nn investigation
into .ltidc Archibald's conduct
t'ockrell testified that Holand dictated
to him a memorandum containing his
ehiugcs against Judge Archbnld. This
memorandum wt forth that come yearn
ngo the Marion Coal Company, owned
by tho Hclaiul brothers, liad n manager
named I'eel who wni discharged and later
Med suit for breach of contract A de
murrer wen filed. About this time Bo
lir.d dedaied that J Williams of Scran
ton, who h.ia appo.ired as n witness In the
hearing, went t" him with a MOO note
signed by Judge Archbnld. nuking him
to discount It. Holand refused, accord
ing to the memorandum. Tho Roland
demurrer was not sustnined and Roland
went after the Judge
Roland w,i much aroused, the mem
orandum continued, nnd he "determined
to trap" Judge Archbald. to he arranged
the Ket.vdid culm deal, with Williams as
the agent Tho negotiations were con
tinued until Itoland laid the information
teforo Commissioner Meyer.
"Mr. UoUnd was so full of hia Ions
fight for his rijditfl," declared Cockrell,
"that his narrative required several
home, but in tho memorandum 1 merely
act down the salient points."
Mr. Cockrell accompanied Boland and
Williams last r'nliruary to sew Attorney
Crcnor.il Wicket sham, who was investigat
ing tho trail-motion by direction of Presi
"Williams did not dispute any of the
papers," explained Cockrell. "Ha identi
fied them all and admitted ho had signed
When he appeared hefore the com
mitter last week Williams denied he had
signed certain paiers containing state
ments hostile to Judge Archbald, de
claring that when ho was interrogated
in the I)eiartnvnt of Justice he was so
excited h- milcl not recall afterward
"Was Williams flustered at that con
ference?" u"ked a member of the committor-.
ft." Apparently " WRR calm," replied
Cockrell. "He gave no signs of lielng
oxcited or flustered."
"Was theie any disposition to coerce
"So," the witness replied. "There was
no appearance of coercion. Willlama
a. not surprised, apparently, when
Attorncy-tieneral Wickersliam showed
the papers to him."
Williams did little talking at the inter
view, merely answering Mr. Wicker
sham's question, Cockrell said.
The committee put in nvidenco the rec
ord of a conference in the Attornoy
Oeneral's office in March, participated
in by W. P. and C. (1. Boland. K. J. Will
lams and Mr. Cockrell.
On cross-examination A. S. Worthtng
ton. counsel for Judge Archbald, asked
Mr. Cockrell if W. P Boland had said
anything about any other Federal Judge.
CockreH declared ' that Boland in con
ference with Cnmniit-sioner Meyer on
Kebmarv I'l had nn aftida it made by
name, one in Scrantou. referring to a
breach of promise suit before a roderal
Judge in hcrnriion
" I nis was u mailer not suponei uy
anything but the ntatoment at hand."
wild Cockrell. "It did not appear worth
much on its face and it was deemed in
iidwsahlo to inuko any reference, to it in
Representative Webb asked Mr Cock
rell if Williams knw he was to be taken
before th? Attonioy-Oneral. Cockrell
eaid tie appeared to know all about what
was wanted ot him and did not evinoo
any surprii-e, Williams told the com
mittee lam week that he had no idea ho
was being taken to the Attorney-Oen-ral's
office until he arrived there.
Mr Worthington asked Mr. Cockrell
if ho was absolutelv sure . P Bolaud
told him that Williams had asked him
to discount Judge Archbald 's note tieiore
the demurrer in the Peel case wa de
"I am sure," said Cockrell. "If I had
not been sure I never would have lo
enrded il in the memorandum,"
J H Piittorhouse, a civil and mining
inginter of Hcranton, was placed on tho
htand to give e-pert testimony in regard
to the composition and valuation of the
Katydid bank He said he had been
emploved by Wrlsley K. Brown of the
Department of Justice to make a survey
of the bank, At first, he tald. he did not
know h was working for the Department
nor hnd ho heard of the charges against
The Katydid bank, he testified,, con
tained pea, buckwheat and other vari
.iluu nf coal Of the whole mass, he
declared, 5i.no per cent, was real coal.
'J here were about 10,701 tons, valued at
hetwrtcn H7.IKKJ and JM ,("(). Ritterhouse
pren-nted maps and charts giving the lo
i ation of the Katydid (lump, which he
nun represented nn accumuiaiiou oi
about twenty years.
Tho Krio Itnllroad.he added, would have
made a profit of about 1:1.1,(100 in "working"
the dump. It would have been only a
"fuel proposition" to the Laurel electrio
line and not marketable. If the coal in
'th Katydid dump had been transported
to th water, the engineer continued, tho
l.riu Railroad would have made a profit
of about K'.'.imn, the sum of fW.SOO repre
eenting profit on rail transportation.
Ritterhouho said that tho culm bank
was owned bv the IlilNlde Coal Com Dan v
and the Kverlmrl estate. Hepresentativn
Webb asked if the value nf oulm hankri
to tii" nntliracite region wero not increas
ing rapidly, Mr tlllerhouse said they
were nnd especially when they passed
into ine ownersiup 01 coai carrying rail
roads, "Would the Krlelthen'ln'vnur oninlou
have been willing to dispose of it interest
in tne katydid coai dump ror i,5nu?"
1 canii'ji roc any reason tha.'. they
should do ao." replied Mr. Bittorhouae.
"A lank eimllar in size sold for more than
$20,000." , ,
"It would have boon practically Impos
alble," continued Mr. Webb, "for an In
dependent company to leaao and operate
this Katydid dump In competition with a
railroad company, would it not'"
"It would nave been a losing proposi
tion," replied the engineer
The witness expressed surprise that the
Krio rond should eell the dump for what
appeared to bo a nominal sum unless other
consideration were Involved.
Mr. Worthington, counsel for Judge
'Archbald. announced that M 8 Martin, n
Scranton lawyer, would assist him In the
defence ot Judge Archbald
LAST RITES GIVEN
BY PRIEST IN CAVEIN
Lowprpd With Kopp to Within
15 Fppt of Where "232,,
FAIL TO AGREE UPON
NEW SUBWAY DETAILS
Estimate nnd Public Service
Boards' Committees Sit
EDISON TO SCHOOL PUPILS.
NOTHING LIKELY TO-DAY
Although Shonts Says Intcr
borough Offer May Be With
After conferencea in the morning and
afternoon yesterday lasting altogether
about five hour between committees of
the Board of Estimate and of the Public
Service Commission the transit situation
was left in almost as badly a tangled con
dition as ever. Tho Board of Estimate is
to hold another special meeting thin after
noon for the purpose of endeavoring to
do something definite, but tho prospect
is not very encouraging. President
Shonts of the tnterborough company has
said that unless the board acts to-day on
the proposals of his company the Inter
borough's offer may be wit hdrawn.
Borough President McAneny, who con
trols the situation in the Hoard of Ks
tlmate. said bluntly yesterday that he and
I his colleagues would not be prepared to
A Letter That la to Be the Subject of
Kiaara tr Many atndenta.
Wbst Oiunok, N; .1., May 13. Part of
the examination for the eighth grade
pupils of the schools early nest month
will be to write nn essay on n letter to
New Jersey pupils written by Thomas
A. Kdlson. The some examination Is
to bo given all the pupils of the grade
throiighout tho 8tate In compliance
with n new lav?. The letter of Mr.
Edison Is as follows:
Dear Youni? Frlenda: I have been
naked to write a letter to the boys and
girls In the grammar schools In New
Jersey tclllnn something of my own
school days. Such a tetter as that would
be very short, for I really never had any
school da; a as you understand them.
I was rather delicate when a small
boy, and Instesd of sending me to school
my mother, who had been a high school
teacher, educated me herself at home. She
had only the one pupil, which was for
tunate for me, as t received tlioroiichly
sound teaching. My mother also taught
me how to read good books quickly and
correctly. J have alwnys been very thank
ful for this early training,
I was fond of experimenting, so when
I was 12 years old I cot work as n train
newsboy. In order to earn my own pocket
money to buy chemicals and apparatus
with which to experlmrnt. My train ran
from Port Huron to Detroit, and this gave
me opportunity to go tu the library In
the latter city nnd read books that could
not be found In Tort Huron, whete I
I always kept busy nnd had lots of
adventures In' trying to add to my store
make any report to the board to-day. ! knowledge, but to tell you the whols
A crowd that pressed upon the police
lines nnd threatened at times to got
beyond lontrol stood for three houra
yesterday at Eighty-fourth street and
N'lneteenth avenue. Hath Heach, watch
ing firemen, police and laborers try to
save the life of an Italian who had
been caught In a caveln In n jewer
excavation. At the end of that time
the body of the Italian, who was known
only by his employers as 231, his gang
number, was recovered.
Nineteenth avenue Is soon to be paved
and before the paving begins they are
repairing the sewer pipes from Klghty
second street to nighty-fourth street.
Gropano fluff Ino of 5.U Seventeenth
street, Hrooklyn, nnd Frank Mercvlno of
R36 Seventeenth street, were bossing
about twenty Italians at work upon
the excavations yesterday afternoon.
In the middle of Klshty-fourth street
a shaft had been aunk through the dirt
thirty feet to the big pipes. Another
shaft of the same depth further up the
street connected with the first by a
tunnel, to walk through which a man
must sloop. Su'ldenly there came a
rending and the noise of cracking wood,
and the shorlngs of the Klghty-fourth
street shaft slowly gave way, letting
some fifteen feet of earth down upon
the men at the bottom.
Immediately the Italian contractors
began running about and shouting.
John M. Kerrigan, a Bath Heach con
tractor, passing In his buggy, Jumped
nut and took things In hand. He sent
one man racing for a telephone to let
Brooklyn police headquarters know
whnt had happened, and then set to
work bossing the rest of the gang that
had been standing about walling with
At first nobody seemed to know Just
how many Italians were nt work at the
bottom of the shaft when the dirt came
sliding down. Hut In a few minutes
three very frightened laborers came
climbing up the ladder from the ahnft
further down the street. They had fled
when they heard the first cracking,
running doubled over down the dark
tunnel to the foot of the n.lder that
would bring them to safety from the
other shaft. Hut they had left one of
their comrades behind, a man they
called Uomlntck. but who. It wns dis
covered after b roll call of the gang,
was down on the lists of the company
While Kerrigan was keeping the Ital
ians nt their digging a fire truck from
Engine Company 143 came banging up
nnd with It came the reserves from the
Hath lieach police station In charge of
Police ("apt. O'Connor. A Coney Island
Hospital ambulance nnd Hattallan Chief
and on the other side of the conference
table Chairman Willcox of the Puhtio
Service Commission asserted that the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company would
have to take the tunnel under the river
to Brooklyn from the Battery which had
been laid out for it or leave it. The atti
tude taken by Mr. Willcox is that the
tunnels which have been mapped out are
for the best Interests of tho travelling
population of the city and that tho com
mission is not concerned with planning
routes which the Brooklyn and the Inter
borough companies think would, be of
best advantage to themselves from a
revenue point of view. But while there
wan stubbornness shown on both sides,
It was admitted by both Mr. Willcox and
Mr. McAneny that the outcome of the
conferences which began yesterday might
lead to some understanding between the
commission and tho Board of Estimate's
committee, though scarcely this after
noon. At the morning session financial matters
took up the time of the meeting. Mr.
Willcox said that the commission, in lay
ing out its routes, had sought to cut these
routes, to tho city's financial cloth, and
Insisted that tho oity had not the money
to construct the new and modified plans
for which Mr. McAneny is contending.
Mr. McAneny replied that tho oity would
have $100,000,000 to set aside at the be
ginning for the building of tho compre
hensive transit system that he and his
colleagues on the committee desired,
and he added that the additional amount
necessary to carry out his scheme would
be forthcoming during the five years
that it would take for the construction
work. The city, he declared, would in
that time have ample funds to finance
both the Interborough and B. R. T. plans
After an interval for lunch the conferees
begun the consideration of routes, espe
cially those which have been planned
to oarry the two companies from the
Battery undor the East River to Brook
lyn. It is the location of these two tun
nels that has chiefly led to the differences
between tho Board of Estimate's com
mittee and the Publio Service Commis
sion. Mr. McAneny favors the Liberty
street route for the Interborough and the
giving of the Whitehall street tunnel
to the B. R. T. The Brooklyn company
is also anxious to have n line over Man
hattan Bridge to Canal street in this
borough, so that a connection can e
made with its proposed Broadway sub
way When the afternoon conference broke
up no agreement of any kind had been
reached. It was said that the talk had
been confined almost entirely to abstract
questions of engineering difficulties and
operating possibilities concerning the
suggested new routes. Tho majority of
the comm ission adhered to their opinion
that it would be to the advantage of the
story would make my letter too long.
Such daya are very different from
what they were when I was a boy fifty
years ago. You now have beautiful
school buildings, with modern conveni
ences and apparatus, and your studies
Include many Interesting aubjecta relat
ing to the arts and sciences. It seems
to me that the bojs and girls of the
present time, ought to be very happy In
harlrfg thfse fine opportunities of pre
paring to do big thlnga In the world.
T'YIends of Edison who are well
primed as to his history smile at the
paragraph of the letter In which he
alludes to his "lots of adventures." They
recall the story that he kept on ex
perimenting laboratory In the baggage
car by courteiy of u good natured train
man. One day one of his experiments
resulted In an unexpected explosion
and the car and Its contents were de
stroyed. The story has It thst he was
forbidden to reconstruct his laboratory
In a car.
DELAY BRANDT ORDER.
inS ,!' Ph!!0!1!!'." m01 ,hnr ?c!j, ""5 ciiy kV ,he Brooklyn company to
neck, and by this lime all Hath Heach 1 ,1, .,..,. . . ' ' '
Engineers of both the Interlwough and
whs headed for the spot.
The firemen helped the laborers dig
for a while, but thy saw that Kerrigan
had enough men to do the work and
they left after nn hour. The men had
to dig nway from the bottom of the
shaft wImto the man lay and sink new
shoring. The Hev. Father George C.nrd
ner of St. Finbar's Catholic Church t
May Twentieth street askeil If he could
give the burled laborer the last rites.
A rope was passed under his arms and
he was loweied down to fifteen feet
nbove where the man was burled. There
he administered extreme unction.
The work kept on anil the crowd grew
steadily, giving the police nil they could
do to keep them from breaking the lines
nnd getting out over the treacherous
Brooklyn Rapid Transit companies were
present at the conferences. All of them
advocated tho McAneny plans, The
Interborough engineers even supported
the B H. T 'a suggested Canal street
connection But while Mr Willcox
listened carefully to the opinions of the
engineers urging tho laying out of this
connection it is understood that he said
emphatically that he would not approve
of such a routnal. this time, and he was
supported in this attitude by Borough
President Miller of The Bronx.
At the close of the conference the only
Mlrabeaa Towns Wishes to Make
Sore nf Ground (or Appeal.
At the request of Mirabeau I.. Towns,
counsel for Folke E. Brandt, the Appellate
Division of the Supreme Court did not
sign yesterday tho order In accordance t
with its decision last Friday dismissing
the Brandt habess corpus proceeding and
remanding Brandt to Clinton prison.
Sir. Towns was trying a case in New-
burgh yesterday and his managing clerk
asked t hat act ion be delay ed unt il this fore
noon in order to permit Mr. Towns to be
present when the order was settled. The
request was granted. Mr. Towns said
last night that he didn't bellovo he and
Attorney-General Carmody's representa
tive will have any trouble agroeing upon
tho form of order. He is merely anxious
that the order shall stato that Brandt has
no right to bring his case before the court
in a habeas corpus proceeding, nnd that
General Sessions Judge Rosa 1 sky had
jurisdiction over Brandt. These two
questions are the ones to be submitted
to the Court of Appeals.
Attorney-General Carmody said last
night in Albany that as soon as the Ap
pellate Division order had been filed no
will move to have the anneal argued before
the Court of Appeals on the last argument
day, June 3,
HUPPUCH'S TRIAL BEGINS.
.lurr 11 Irk I r Choirs In florrrnmrnt
Wall Paper Halt.
Cleveland, May 13. The suit of the
Gov ernment against the wall paper
trust was begun before Judge Day to-day.
The eight defendants, four manufacturers
and four jobbers, pleaded not guilty to
the charge of violating Ihn Sherman
anti-trust act by forming a criminal
conspiracy in restraint of trade. The
jurv was quickly chosen In addition
to 'U. U. Penman, District Attorney,
and his two assistants, Joseph Fogg and
Cary Alburn, II. -M (V Biennis and O. K.
Harrison from tho Department of Justice
were on hand
B. O Higley of Hudson Falls, Y , and
Judge A. B. Kellogg of (liens Falls. N. Y ,
are assisting in the defence. The de
fendants are W. A. Huppuch, Hudson
Falls, N. Y ; Robert Hobbs, Hoboken,
N. J.: John McCov, York; Pa,; George
Talt, Glens Falls. S Y.; J. Ii. Pearce,
Cleveland; C. C. Aler, Columbus; Norton
Newcomb, St Louis; Charles K. Maxwell,
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(':IMEW ADDRESS: FIFTH AVENUE AND 47TH ST.
1 of striking as there had been had come j where professional agitators have o
from the nrtrA waiters emrtloved nt
banquets. At the Plaza, concernln c
. which also a rumor had gone out, M.
1 Ittard said that while it was impossible
to tell what might happen ho did not
"The present agitation Is th work of
1 four or five men. two of whom have been ! that a waiter who can earn if romentent
discharged from hero," he said. "I $,V) a month from his pay and tips neeih
rr ti 1 mvself navo dlHcharired men whom I commiseration. There mav bn e.i'
Jim unit 1 airiltt nritiHirx f()jt worp un)ll fo j, m this ! where tho head of a restaurant l 11 nw-
damning the hotel keeper do not n'ti
into nccount. Jt. is th) attitude of tho
general public toward tho waiter n 1
class. A strike of waiters probably (
less sympathy than n striko by any rthT
olas of wornmen for the reaon that a
largo portion of th publio does not fowl
Threw Down Their
house, whether for impoliteness or for
going about nnd taking the names of
gentlemen at dinners nnd making them
selves n nuisance."
, In several quarters the strike which
ot-v 1 T nrvrn 1 TirT"C'rr'cr began at Delmonlco's in 1893 and prao-
SIwNAIj GIVER AH RESTED tically shut up several of tho bigger
restaurants for a time was recalled, with
its outcomo. George C. lloklt, one men-
Diliors Stflntl Up to See Hotel tloned. escaped the th-up because, he had
. .-, i. ... . . ... HUed a house with waiters In anticipation
Folk YNorriCfl Over Wait- of the trouble, paying them ft n day
1 j while under contract. Charlcv of the
eiS AttltUflO. Manhattan, who worked at Delmonlco's
nt tho time, rememlwed tho banners
which tho striking waiters carried, which
The waiters who hae been working bore legends something likn this: "Del-
at tho Hotel Belmont in tho places of those I"onloo,.chnrc,H i2 tor. ,eaY .an? W'"
lt, .. . his waiters KQ o month; Ik-ofstcak lohn
sells a steak for 1() cents anil pays tils
who went on strike last week were them
selves invited to walk out last night but
only two threw up their jobs and the man
who did tho inviting was arrested.
Tho emissary of tho waiters' union
appeared In the palm room at 7:15 o'clock
and blew a whistlo three times, the signal
which means "throw down your napkins
and come along." The orchestra stopped
playing nnd many diners stood up to see
what would happen.
Tho hotel s special policeman, whoso
name is Burke, nnd another employee, J
Harry Brand, aprinted into the palm room
and before the whistler could retreat they
had him by both arms. They called in a
regular policeman and presently tho
walking delegate was in a cell at the
i I V. . ..I I.. I.! .v..
Tenderloin station house charged with T", "'. '
disorderly conduct. He said ho was 1 Th enroUralmt of the regular waiters
There was no trouble at any other hotel chagrin of their' employers, who charge
. . ,,1 1,, rl. Mnn- -f p-naJtrnv , I imt Ult-P" limn mu irciiiK iiimiiiuaiuu
last night. Tho manager of a Broadway . ,1,,,,1, ? ..!.,, ,v,
hotel said that if the union persisted in published order. Tho Oonova Society.
itscamnaign waitresses might have to be which has been heretofore considered a
employed instead of tnen, but he did not 1 means of fostering friendly relations
t,.liv. ihnt would be neoessarv. ! between hotel nuinogors and employees,
A committee of tho striking waiters,
earth until 7 o'clock, when the body wo 1 formal sUtoment iimdo by any of those
leaclied. The man was nt tlie very bot. 1 "'i''"""' latiuc vuhujimu sue
trim of the shaft and had exldently been ,co5J, ,.L , , ,. ,
killed Immediately by the mays of earth , ".Neither the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
that hnd crumpled him up. His body Company not the Interborough company,"
v iih taken to the Hath Heach police xta- he suid, can coerce, me into voting tor
tln I lines they are seeking without regard
... to the interests of the city. Those in-
. , 1 terests will beat bo served by making the
AID FOR FLOOD SUFFERERS. I Brooklyn Hapid Transit Company take
the Weaver street tunnel or uin Whitehall
,.,.,, ,, street lino to Atlantic avenue in Brooklyn,
General Appeal for .. ,1,. u.... 1... .i,..
I,,,!.. . . . w . . . - h.. vwv. ap
proved of "
When Mr, McAneny was asked If he
thought his committee would be in a
nnfcition to make some sort of a renort to
the special meeting this afternoon of the
Board of Estimate he replied that he was
unable to nay what position the committee
would De in niior ine conierence, wntcn
was adlourned until 10:30 this nomine.
'"" "iif"',! . " I -no you muiK inni 1110 ooaru. in view
S?ii n2r5..,fI?JShJi,5,wJl.pS,..Wrt thnr?.? of Mr. Shonta's ultimatum, will seek to
that no outside help was needed theie. but ' ' .,. fn ..,! !. rln.l ..t.
as laia out oy ine ruono nervice torn
mission?" Mr. McAuenv was aaked.
"It will not," was Mr. McAneny's em
phatic replv. Mr. MoAneny has with
him ten of the sixteen votes in the Board
Musor Oaynor appointed ytsterdav a
committee of aevenly citizens to collect
funds for the relief of sufferers from the
floods In 1-ouliUna. The Maor com
municated last week with the Governors
of Louisiana, Mississippi anil Arkansas
and Inquired If the extent ot the suffering
from the flood demanded outside aid. lis
Jov. Banders of Louisiana telegraphed
that tne situation in nis state was most
serious and that help was needed.
The Mayor asks that all contributions
to the fund he sent to William D. Buck
ner, treasurer of the Southern Society, at
the Prospect Park Hank, m, Plathusli
benjamin ALFRED BENJAMIN CcfsTaflor-TnafJeClaftw I
Anticipating every turn of fashion, styles displayed here
are usually a season in advance of those shown elsewhere.
Good suits and overcoats as low as $18 the best at $45.
Hndlr Cat When Machine on Which
She Was Paaaenairr lilt Wages,
Kaa Harkor, X, May 13 - B. Bates, a
machinist of At lantio City, while returning
last night with Miss Lillian Edwards of
that city on his motorcycle from a visit
to relatives in this place, ran into the rear
ena or a larm wagon aooui mree mues
from hero. Bates was hurled into Ihe
ditch and his companion was pinned be
neath tha macnine. Dragging nimseit
from the ditch Bates lifted the' motorcycle
from the noay ot me inconscious young
woman. aieaiiwime ine laruier nan
whipped hut horse into a gallop and dis
iiuiaa aucceeaea in renviiic nis com
nanion. who was badlv out about the head
' , . a . I . . . I. . I i
ana way, part 01 ner cum. on Having
neen nnnea mwbv. loaeiner mev waixea
this to city .where Dr. Frank dressed their
injuries, tne young woman couapsna
several Times during ine tedious want.
Bat says tha wagon was on tne wrong
Slav oi mo ronu suu i-nrntiu no iikiii.
JOHN B. STETSON'S ESTATE.
waiters 112 a week." Few of the waiters
who went out then, it was said yester
day, ever got good jobs again and some
restaurants kept a list of them for years.
"Notiody seems to know exactly what
grievance' tho waiters have now," said
one manager yesterday. "It was the
samo in the Delmonico strike. Why.
Del's used to be a waiters' paradise. The
management was extremely liberal. One
recalls the story that used to bo told of
the time when somebody called one of
tho Messrs. Delmonico's attention to tho
fact that his cashier, a man to whom
ho paid a small salary, was the owner
of three houses in Tho Bronx and other
"'Well, what would you have me do
discharge the man?"! returned the res
taurateur, men l should nave to get
tlnet, but as a general thing in the Iw-l
houes you will find that a waller i-,
treated with great consideration I d.i
not believe for nn instant thst anytlisnj
like a majority of th" teal rerx'fal))
trained waitorH in New York won It eo'in
tenanco strikes, end 1 fool euro Ilia if tli
men who hnvo regular jobs M t'l" lit
hote!a and restaurants hero do jo'! tV
unlon it will be becatim foiim tmiu tf
coercion is employed."
SUES WORK'S EXECUTORS.
James Hebron Kara Ther Didn't Mn
I'll tn .tcrernlri.l.
James Hebron tiled suit ye.ter lir
against Frank K. Kturgis and Fran"
B. Clark, executors under tho will cf
Frank Work, on tho ground that tiv
had failed to keep an agreement to mi
him 14,2(0 with interest from 1M7 as.
as Mr. Work died.
Hebron, who formerly ran a I '-err
stable, said in his complaint that in W
he had two notions pending opin-t Work,
one for ID.M3 for stocks held for htm ly
Work and tho other forJu.i.H forcib hire
between 1S07 and 1B03. Ho eaid the il.
fendanta induced him to discontinue th
suits on their promise to pay fl.TflO wiili
interest after Mr. Work's death 11iy
have refused to carry out the ngreemen
although ho has demanded the mon'-.
tho plaintiff says.
loseph Abioz, a waller, of MD East Fifty-
in some of the hotels seems to be pro
gressing, mucn to tne regret ana even
headed bv Joseph Elster. their walking
delegate, called on Police Commissioner
Waldo vesterday und protest ed against
was said yesterday to have fallen under
the influence of the agitators.
"Some waiters have been talking of
agitating against tips," said one man
ager yesterday. "They say that if tho
itnlnli nTnhi nantViam vtnrk rkow nrntiN
the ireotmeut their pickets wero receiving j 'tli.' I venture to say that if
from the special detectives employed by vo v,-oud pay n waiter as much as 13
the Belmont Hotel people. The com- ' mid take away tho ti you would not bo
mitten reported that the Commissioner able ito insure good sen-lee.
would send detectives trcm M'Sl &
quarters and would prevent the special hor.B chance, and a steday income if
cops from molesting orderly pickets. .limited would not appeal to him. He
While hotul managers were gliaru? 1 uses me men oi geuing someining un-
vesterday about expressing themselves . e.ecieniy. ins nusiness is use inestocK
rnirmnr " . I nutrient n a wav. I hn momont von W
for publication, it is no secret that tomu ' ,iin hu.ina
of them who have had long experience a HOj,i ,a,is your n,M.t fiOPB ,own.
with handling waiters are mucn con- -nut there is one tning tne waiters who
Traiateea Report Cash and Secnrltlea
Amoanttna; to 5,000,000.
Philadslthia, May 13. The flrdt sepa
rate account of the trustees of the estate
of John B. Stetson was filed in court to
day. They report that they have cash
and securities in hand amounting to $5,-
The share of the widow in the Stetson
company now amounts to 3,120 rights and
these were sold to her by the trustees.
There waa received as income during the
past year I704,B4B and the expenses of tho
estate during the same period were f69,.
783. leaving a net income of 1094.785.
The widow under the will elected to
take her third and after aha had been paid
and all expenses checked off there still
remained an excess income of 1478,321,
and this has been distributed to the widow
Charles Srrlnncr Kleetrd a Life Traa
tee of Prlaeatoa.
cerned over the agitation among that
class of help which had its flrBt outbreak
last week in tho striko at the Hotel Bel
mont and which threatened to break up
tho banquet of the Interborough Asso
ciation of Women Teacher on Saturday
night at the Waldorf. One manager went
so far yesterday as to say It was time the
Mayor and the Pollcj Commissioner
wero turning their attention to the mat
ter, and it was learned that the demand
UDon the management of ths Waldorf
for 13 and tl as pay for waiting on the
tables on Saturday night, instead of tho
customary 2 and S3, waa followed by on
intimation that if the higher poy was not
forthcoming th tableware and even the
tables themselves would bo smashed into
As that dinner was to be partaken of
mostly by women, tho union figured out
that it would be tiplcss. Now the waiter
who serves at a banquet at the Waldorf
has a chance of pocketing in Hps any
where from $2 up. One set of waiters,
which remains until tho liqueurs have been
served, gets 12 pay from the hotel, while
tho other, which remains to help clear
away th tables, is pal $3 During the
season some of these waiters work as
many as five nights a week at the samo
hotel, They arc not the samo waiters
who have been working nil day in the hotel
restaurants. Some of them have been
working In downtown restaurants, mak
ing there their $2 to II or more in pay
and tips. They are not overworked regu
lar employees of the hotel, Tho man who
after he has served you ut a big dinner, and
who says in an obtrusive maner, "I hopu
you havo been well served, sir," or who
passes the plate with the quarter or the
dollar hill on it, Is not working an extri
three to five hours overtimn without
At the Martinique, where it was m
havo been attending these meetings
WOMAN'S WIT WON.
Mrs. Beta Saw Ileal Estate ttarsala
That Men Speculators Overlooked.
Mere woman gavo the real estate freu
rotors of the city a jolt a few days mo b"
quietly embracing an exceptional oppor
tunity In the realty market. It I said that
a certain coterie of men spend their lUei
In tho real estate auction room on Vev
street looitinn lor such chances, hut tMo:u
'1 hero was a sole held In foreclosure pn
ceedlngs a tew days airo Imolvinsr u
property at 76 (irand street. It i a lit'l1'
one story building on a full sized :'0l'
lot about 50 feet oast of Wooster stiet sml
was sold to satlsiy a Judiriiifltit of atari
e,S00. The property is aiseseil by ihj
city for r.'S.ooo. At the sale the plalntir
In the actum made a bid of ns.rvni, rnverliM
all that was dun hlin, and Mis Adlald
lletz Ind Juki more. Nobody ele ceennMt)
take Interest in the proceedings, ami iinaw
to get a larger offer the aiictlmier Knocked
down the property to the hUhet bidder
Now .Mrs, Met, has placed two mort
gages on tin land aegregatlnit $ll,'" Hi
result or all this Is that she has .'!,ono morn
lhan she had helme she went lo thus la and
a good sized equity in an excellent pHwot
property Anybody can get, ons ol 'o'
auction room speculators mad these ua
by merely iayinz "lints "
PmKrrTnv V. .1. lni' l!t --f'tinrUa Kit
ner. the New Vork mihllsher. a nr,h..it x,.ra '?lly' . . I
of Princeton in l7. has been elected a life I !n Mrtinnue. where It was m
msmhsr of the hoard of trustees nf the niored the next strike might ba, It waa
JiCij;!!."5- 5.u.h,.& 'I!"?h? .ii-ii'lSH"?! of "aW ,ht h hotel anticipated no trouble 1
iPK2' wJi0 'tI t the April meeting,-.,.,. . -....i.. .. ', ,ht .llnu ,.,v.
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