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King prison he liullt first, itoth prison
were condemned mainly because they
were modelled years ago, when the night
bucket system alone was In use, and It
la Impossible ( Install closets without
constructing the entile cell blocks,
filng Sin prison especially was con-
demned because the river tides water- j
locked the sewer outlet, which results I
In rendering the tells damp and vault-1
Conditions a IHtmmi'P,
"Prison conditions in our State," sajsj
Oov. Sulzer In his message. "aii a din- j
grace to i-ivuir.ation. me message
"As the Kecutle I am mortified by the
revelations. No appeal lliat I run present
to ou can exHSEirate the pathos of the
facts In this matter. To-day and for
many ear .it this Htate has confined
many thousand- of convicts In cells 7
feet Ion, .1 feet and .1 Inches wide and fi
feet and 7 Inches In height. These cells
are constructed In a lectaugular celt
block of solid noMooty The only open
Ins Int'i these cells Is thtough the door.
The door opens upon a corridor which It
self Is enclosed In the prison building. In
many nf these masonry pockets In Sin
King there are confined two prisoners.
"The romlltlnns at Sins Ding prison are
described by th'1 committee appointed In
1905, The pilon Is not for the confine
ment of noxious livasts, but of human
beings. No littler school could he devised
for the moral, mental and physical dis
figurement nf the man. In which he either
succumbs in p.ilnful and llmierlng disease
and death or survives to continue on bis
ielea.e the life of crime which pteceded
"I f nil j -incur In the conclusion of the
commission on new pilsons that Immedi
ate action Is demanded both hj the dig
nity of the Slate, and by every feeling of
humanity on the Hrt of Its people ; that
the longer continuance of such conditions
as niuv exist at .Sinn Sing prison Is In
tolerable that not onl l a new pilson
demanded In accommodate the Increasing
nunihei of out criminals hut a prison of a
wholly different kind and character, and
that these u'Pcs nf the horrors and In
humanity of the .Middle Ages, In which
the added Ignominy of bestiality Is
stamped upon the face of crime, ale as
dl'giaceful to us who tolerate them as
the. ate degrading In those who are In
carceiated In them.
"I isnnot iheiefoie too eainestl urge
that the commission on new prisons be
empowered in act for the amelioration of
these abhorient conditions and by the
pass-tge of the nieaure which I tiansiult
to you he turnlshert with the authorlt
a'ji funds necessary to accomplish that
Iherefoir recommend this measuie!
far youi Immediate, consideration and I
do hereby certify to the necessity of Its I
speedy passase " j
In Its report to Gov. Sulzer. .Marcus ,
T Hun a commission made the follow
ing recommendations regarding the
Sing Sine prison situation;
First The ommlsslon has lsited
Wingdale and Is of the opinion, expressed
by riov. nix. that the site upon which the
construction of the new prison has been
commenced should be abandoned
Second That this commission should
be authorized to select another site In
place of the Wingdale property, or to
make exchange nf the Wingdale site for
any other property, suitable for a new
prison, for which the State has no present
use. or to purchase elsewhere a new site
and proceed forthwith to the erection of
a new modern prison thereon.
Thltd That a sufficient sum of money
be appropriated for a site for the new
prison, to cost not to exceed IIIS.OOU, so
that the negotiations for the purchase
may he rnnductrd In a business like wnj.
The seller of the land should, upon Its
conveyance, receive the purchase price. It
la clear that no good bargain can be made
by the State If the vendor of the land Is
to be obliged not only to give his land J
hut thereafter to gle his time and at
tention and employ (ounsel In the procur
ing of provision In the next supply bill
for It price, with the possibility of en
countering the antagonism of others who
have wishes to sell their land, or who are
otherwise Interested In opposition to the
establishment of a pilson on the slt se
lected. Fourth That a sufficient sum of money,
not lesa than luOO.MOO. should be appro
priated for the Immediate prosecution of
the work nf construction of a new prison
upon such site as may bo selected by the
commission and for Incidental expenr.es
connected with the preparation of the
plans, the making of the contract and
other expenditures. Involved In the prepa
ration of the work of such loustructlon
and Its exrcullon.
BLAKE ADMITS "HEARSAY."
alarr'a Intratlaalnr Cannot Mali,
atantlate Kraft Ckarara.
Alba.nt, July 18. CleorRe W. liluke.
who Is Oov. Sulr.er's special commis
sioner engaged in Investigating State i
prisons, admitted on the witness stand
before the Frawley legislative commit
tee to-day that he had no evidence or
facts upon which to base the statements
In his report on Oreat Meadow prison
that the State had lost by the con
struction of buildings "through care
lessness or graft at least $500,000."
Mr. Blake was questioned In detail not
only by Eugene Lamb Richards, counsel
for the committee, but by Senator James
J. Frawley, the chairman. He was car
ried along from one charge of graft to
another made In his report to Oov. Sui
ter and was unable to substantiate a
single one. He admitted that these
charges were founded only on his own
btltef In them and upon hearsay:
Charles A. BusadorfT, who has been
Deputy State Architect and held like posi
tions in the State Architect's office for
the past seventeen years, visited Comstoc-k
last week at the request of Chairman
Frawley and he testified that the !60,000
lUm mentioned by Mr, Blake was absurd,
as the work was there to show for the
money; that onlv $8,000 had been spent
for grading, as the other grading was to
be done by the convicts; that no $30,000
road was ever built or provided for In
the plans, and that there was no deprecia
tion of $76,000 as ststed by Mr. Blake.
'What have you to lay regarding Mr.
Blake's report on graft at Comstock?" In
quired Senator Frawley of Mr. Hussdorff.
"A falsehood. That report character
ises me as a thief. It is a falsehood a
falsehood. The State received a hundred
cents In work and material for every dol
lar ever paid a oontracto'r at Comstock.
No contractor received a cent for work
not done and there whi no Inferior work
Henry Leeds, a brother-in-law o' Mr.
Blake, who Mr, Blake testified acted as his
expert accountant during the prison Inves
ligation as an expert on building material
at $110 a week, testified that he had been
a general broker In Manhattan for the
last twenty-five years, but had built a
smelting plant In Honduras and a wooden
house for himself. It was mainly upon
hit statement, unsupported by detailed In
vestigation at Comstock, that Mr. Blake
ssld In his report that there was a loss
through graft or carelessness of $,00,000,
Senator Frawley, who has had much ex
perience as a builder and general con
tractor, questioned Mr, Leeds regarding
hit qualifications as an expert, much to Mr.
Leeds's discomfiture and the amusement
of the spectators crowding the Senate
Chairman Frawley called Mr, Blake's
sttentlon to thn fact that all his experts
had proved quite ineiport, and said he did
not see how Mr, Blakn could Justify giv
ing; saeh of them $130 a week of the
"Do you still believe there was $500,000
graft or loss at Comstock?" Inquired Mr.
"Tes. I believe before I get through
witn my work on the prisons that I can
show tnjf, mUl was true, at least that
the work was dishonest In the sense that
It Is not good work for the purpose Intended."
PRISON AT POUCHKEEPSIE.
Commissioner Welnslnek Says 1,0011
Aire site la Picked tint.
I.enn C Wolnstock, a member of the
new prison cite commission, announced
yesterday before going to Albany that
the commissions had selected n site for
the new prison Just outside of Polish
keepsle, "A plot nf (round between 800 and
1,000 acres has been selected," he said,
"and will be purchased as soon as the
money la allowed. Work will begin at
"We have examined a number of site
and the one Just outside of Poughkeep
ale Is the best one we have found. We
have agreed that the Inmates shall work
on the farm which will be laid out, and
In addition there will be dairies and live
stock kept. It is our Intention to supply
from thin new priaon farm all of the
Slate Institutions with butter, eggs and
meal, thereby saving the State between
$.1,000,000 and $4,000,000 a year. All of
the Industries at Sing Sing will bo In
stalled at the new prison and many
"The new prison will accommodate
1,500 Inmates and will cost about I2.G00,
000, Within a week the commission will
have the plan worked out to the small
est detail, and it will then be submitted
to Gov. Sulner. The building will be
completed within a year.
"In the meantime the commission will
recommend and Insist that at least 500
of the prisoners now In Sinn Sing be re
moved to Ureat Meadows. It Is abso
lutely Imperative that something be
done to remedy conditions, nnd the
transfer of 500 prisoners will do nw.iy
with the doubling up process, that of
putting two men In n narrow. III ven
tilated cell, and make things a little bet
ter at least,"
BEN LINDSEY TO MAKE
APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE
Says Women's Kin-lit on Him Is
Prompted by Corrupt Spe
Dkmei!. July lfi. It Is the Intention
of Judge Ben U. I.lndsey, founder of
the Juvenile Court, to make his appeal
and fight his cause before the Jury of
the entire people In the matter of the
charges made against him by tho
Women's Protective League, according
to Kdward P. Costlgan, speaking to
day fur the Judge.
On the other hand Dr. Mary E. Bates,
one of the leaders of the league, which
Is working to accomplish Judge Llnd
sey's recall, said: "We are going to
fight for the right and to take off some
of the tinsel which overlays the name
and fame and work of Judge Llndsey"
In a statement Judge Llndsey said:
"The woi L of the so-called league Is not
an honest effoit to protect chlldien. It
Is an effort to harass and annoy me be
cause In giving real protection to children
I hftve nftenrted rnrrmtt .nalbt !...
inftuences by the ten ears war r hae
Haaed aaalnst them
"1 ask why the people now demanding
my recall did not bring forward these
charges in 1912" I had to stand for
election before the people twice that year,
once In the May city election. Within six
months I had to go to the trouble and
expense of running again at the State
election it Is only six months since 1
took office under that election. Nearly
every rase they complain of was dis
posed of before either of these elections.
I doubt If one has occurred since.
"If there was cause for complaint, why
was It not brought forward at one of
these elections of which I speak? If
there was a real outrage or Injustice in
am one of these esses does any one lion
estlv believe It would not have come
Heferrlng to the rlrculars Issued and
signed by Ur. Hates, Judge Llndsey
"The clicular 1 have sas that of
sevenly-slx rases there mentioned ovei
sixty escaped punishment. The state
ment Is a deliberate He. As a matter of
fact, haidiy one of these cases failed to
carry an actual Jail, reformatory or penl
tentlarv sentence thut
"The difficulties of the sex cases are
large. Parents often lefuse to prosecute
because of publicity and exposure of their
am, i inaugurated a system of non-
UUbllt'ltv Ii-IhIm unit nl.a u.l.l.
papers to spare the children and their
parcma me puuuciiy mat is sucli a handi
cap to us.
"I baVH endeAVnre in n
Juries. I have worked for the appoint
ment of a medical commissioner and a
place or detention this side of the peni
tentiary for the semi-criminal. Insane or
Incompetents who because of no other
tunic iii nuuu infill txcepi to the peni
tentiary are released hv ver,ilr.iM .... ,,,...,
HOW TO BECOME A GUN TOTER.
.last Clo ia nr Magistrate anal Gel
a Hermit, Hays Carmodr.
Ai.bant, July 18. -Just who has authority
lo Issue permits to carry firearms was
settled by Attorney-General Carmody to
day. An express company official raised
the question by writing that he wanted to
get the necessary legal authority lo permit
the messengers lo rarry arms while in the
performance of their duties, but that he
understood a penult issued bv a Magistrate
In a certain city 'would not he recognized
by the authorities at Ilia other end of a
messenger's run "
"While It might he well lo procure a
license from a Supreme Court Justine whose
Jurisdiction runs throughout the Stale, "
said Mr. Csrmody. "nerertheless, It seems
clear under the law that any Magistrate of
the inferior courts would have legal power
lo Issue a statewide license "
LOST $1,000 MATCHING COINS.
Thru Nan Franelsen lilulh llrelrird
He Had Hern llobbed.
Stacy Hulse, n twenty. two-year-old Uni
versity of California graduate who lmo
to New Vork from Han Francisco a week
ago, was In the ntglit court last evening
as complainant ngalnst two men who
robbed him of $1,000 matching coins In
various Iroadway resorts. As a result
of his testimony the prisoners, Frank Fnrr
of 128 West Forly-flfth street, ahd George
Harrington of 2SH West Forty-lhlrd street,
were sent lo the workhouse for six months
each by Magistrate House.
Farr and Harrington were arrested
early yesterday morning In Churchill's by
dotectlves from the West Forty-seventh
street station, to whom the Csllfornlan
Hulse said In court that farr "braced"
him as an old acquaintance as toon as ha
reached here. Then followed round upon
round of matching for drinks and alto for
money, Harrington being Introduced Into
the midst nf the performance. Monday
night Hulse Inst IfiOO In a gamo that went
as high as 1100 a corner at times, The
last fling convinced Hulse that he wasn't
getting a square deal.
$500,000 A YEAR
TO DEFEAT BILLS
.M ii I It n 1 1 Snys Council for In
(lusfrial Defence Had
That Iiobhy Power.
IT Wild, DENY THK ( II Alid H
l.olili.viNt Tells How Roosevelt,
nnd Sherman (Jot
Into His Web.
Washington', July 16. The
lobby Investigators struck oil
The morning session proved tho most
tedious since the review of Col. Martin
M. Mulhalt's. 0,000 letters began, but
the committee was repaid for tho forti
tude displayed In the first three hours
of the day's sitting by the spicy cor
respondence which the later exami
Col. Mulhall leall.cd that the com
mittee was growing tired. The mem
bets were restive, eo he volunteered
the assertion Hint the National Council
for Industrial Defence was possessed
of the power to raise at any tlmo from J
$.-,00,000 to $700,000 a year to promote 1
! legislation favorable to the employing I
I i,l.r..l. ne t 1,1.,, lur lohnr Iwirtalft I lull I
of the power to raise at any tlmo from
Interests or to hinder labor legislation
of a radical character.
The commit lee did not delve very far
into the Colonel's assertion when he
made It, but Immediately after lunch
eon rec-ass called to the stand .1. P.
Bird, general manager of the National
Association of Manufacturers, and
questioned him as to the character
composition and scope of the National
Council, of which he la treasurer.
Colonel In Big Affairs.
In the afternoon, after Mr. Bird's
testimony, the committee reviewed
more correspondence of Col. Mulhull.
This time the committee had reached
j the period In the career of the Colonel
i when he became active In big affairs In
j Washington. Mulhall laid claim to a
most Intimate relation with the late
i Vice-President James S. Sherman, then
a member of the House and chairman
' of the Itepuhtlcan Congressional cam
I palgn committee. He was hand In
glove with Representative James E,
Watson, then newly nominated for tho
Governorship of Indiana. He called on
Senators Aldrlch and Koraker with
I The following from a letter written
bv Mulhall to Mr. Schwedtman In 190H. j
when noosevelt was ITesldent, Is the nr members clearly felt that thc were
most striking example of his claims to entitled to a member In the next Cabinet"
I Intimacy with great affairs: ! This wa Mulhali's first allusion to the
"Mr. Watson savs he told the President ""'B"' ,''1', f ""elation to have
that It was Impossible for him to get ' a Cnblnet officer selected from Its mem
through this Congress two of those bills. bershlp, but further on In the corre-
rllsi, mat congress wouiii oni.v voir lur
two battleships. Second, that congress
would not amend the Sherman law. Mr. -Watson
told him that almost the entire ,
1 manufactuilng Interests of the country;
were against It.
I "This almost closed their tan on legls
I latlve matters Then Mr Watson started
to draw him out In relation to a third
term, beginning by saying to the Presi
dent that his people controlled the thirty
votes of Indiana to the national conven- I
Hon and he saying to the President that ,
after they saw tnat Fairbanks couta not
be nominated would they not throw the
thirty votes to him
The Prestilent mill he thnurht nn(. 1
that Mr Taft was his candidate. Mr,
Watson said lie thought It would be a
hard Job to elect Mr Taft and hs was
afraid if Taft was the candidate they
would lose Indiana I
"He then said the President hummed
and hawed and said he was out of It;
that he mnv have made a mistake by the
announcement he made after his election,
but that he had made the announcement
and he thought he now ought to stick
He then asked Mr Watson that if he'
(Koosevelt) was the candidate could he I
carry Indiana. Watson replied yes, by
75.000. and If the President was the candi
date then he (Watson) and the
nominee of Indiana could go fishing. Mr '
Watson said that this seemed to please i
the President, who remarked that It was
wonderful: that he thought lie had lost
ground In different parts of the country
with certain elemengi and interests, but
it was now too late to try and change the
"Mr. Watson says that his Interview
with the President impressed him as if
the President certainly wanted a third
I be K.lakl Hour
Itepresenlatlve John J
New Jersey had Incurred the enmity
of the National Association of Manu
facturers through his persistent ndvo
cacy of Hie eight hour bill then pend
ing before the House Ijtbor Committee.
This Is Col. Mulhali's report on the sit
uation: 'In my interview witli Mr Sherman, the
chairman of the Kepubllcan National Con
gressional Committee, on Wednesday, ho
distinctly told me that we ought to de
feat (Jurdner at the coming primary elec
tion if possible. Mr, Sherman also stated
that he has done everything he possibly
could to stop Gardner from getting these
radical bills before Congress and he has
talked to him along party lines, but has
been uble to do nothing with him. Sher
man says that (iardner has made a hobby
of this bill for the past nine years and
there Is only one thing to do with him,
that Is to beat him for Congress."
Mr. Llttiefleld of Maine had two hills
pending In Congress tho compulsory
pilotage bill and a general prohibition
bill. The National Association of
Manufacturers was opposed to tho pro
hibition measure and strongly In favor
of the compulsory pilotage bill. Col.
"For the past ten days I have been
making a canvass among members of
Congress with whom I am acquainted to
get pledges from members of Congress
who either voted against the compulsory
pilotage bill or did not vote for It, to
pledge their support at this session,
"Up lo the present time I have had
twenty-three promises of this kind. This
I Informed Mr. Llttiefleld about. In mak
ing this canvass I found a very strong
feeling against Mr, Minefield's compul
sory pilotage bill on account of the
strong fight he Is making for his prohi
bition hill. I learned this from Congress
men Rartholdt, Sherman. Speaker Cannon
and several others. If Mr. Llttiefleld will
let up somewhat on his temperance bill
It would be an easy matter for us to get
the other bill out of committee and get
It passed, but Llttiefleld Is killing the
pilotage bill by the active tight ha ta
making for prohibition.
"I could not tell you In this latter one
third of what the Sneaker I Cannon I aatd
lit rtUUui to Llttlefleld's prohibition bill.
Boats East 99th & 134th St.
Fni Flrawtrki Thai, i Thursdays
Qucembara Bridie Trolley Alto Direct
THE SUN, THURSDAY, JULY
Colorado This Summer
for Your Annual
And it's it real "thriller." I tell you a
panorama to remember for it lifetime.
Truly, Colorado la full of wonder nnd
full of brauitiK, brilliant loveliness, too,
where valleys and 8t reams) are simply
Begin your huppy vacation on (lie
"Hoeky Mountain Limited" -every
morning from Chicago to Denver,
Colorado Springs and Pueblo via Fiock
Island Lines -n train that Is n one day's
wonder in itself -only Colorado could
make you willing to leave it.
"The Colorado Flyer" every morning
from St. liouis, and other splendidly
equipped, fast dully trains via Hock
isianu liities to toionuio
low fares daily. June 1st to September
30th. "Little .tourneys to Colorado"
and "Under the Turquoise Sky" are two
books which make tho way clear. U-l
me send them to you. K. K. Palmer,
(len'l Kasteru Pass. Agent, I '.MS Broad
way. New York, N. V.
only that he was very much against Lit
tlrfleld and the bill"
Merl Tail's Manager,
It was while Mulhall was In Ohio
helping Halph D. Cole get renominated
for Secretary of War Taft. In n let
t m .Mr, nriiweciininn. tiaieu i oium- I
bus .Ohio March 51. 1908. Mulhall said-
wu J,TV 'j.?. I''.1! .'J1 Jlj'!.?, Ine' meet Mr"
N, r-1 UIIMOIIK to I1.1W llie llieet .Mr. I
ter to Mr, Schwedtmnn, dated f'olttm
Arthur I VorjH, Secictar.v Tuft's political
manager. I went tn Taft'-. headquarters
with Mr Cole ami had an Interview with
Mr. Vorys for" about an hour and a half
We talked over Secretary T.ift's stand
on Injunction legislation.
"I called .Mr. Vorya s attention to
seeral speeches that -Mr. Taft had been
making lately In lelatlou to Injunction!
and Mr Vorys assured me that the
Secretary was Just as strong as he eer
was regarding those Ihhs and was not In
favor of amending them. He also stated
that Mr. Taft stood for what our people
wished, a tariff commission.
"At the meeting with Mr Vorys I fully
went over wllh him the campaign of two
years ago In Mr. Cannon's, Mr. Dnlzelt's,
Mr. Llttlefleld'e and other districts and I
feel that I fully convinced him that
Oompers and the labor unions were not
.organised to play politics and the so
I called leaders of the labor unions were
1 not able and never have been able to con-
ttol the votes of the members of their
"I gave Mr. Vurys a full description of
the splendid work done by our association,
of the activity of President Van Cleave
and of the great organization that you
yourself have built up In St. Louts anil
other cities throughout the Union. I told
. Mr. Vorys that there were two things our
I people wanted, one was that w, wished
lepresentatlim op the next national cam
p.ilim committee and the other was that
sponuence Mr. TH-nweuiruan u-v,tuie uu-
sesscd with the same Idea nnd In a
grnteful letter to Col. Mulhall he said,
I am sure that you have put In nn;nt ner. timers grnspeo me kicks oi mo
entering wedge with Mr. Vorys. How-
splendid It would be If we could do what
you and I see ought to be done, that Is
have representation for the N A M In
the next Pn -Ident's Cabinet "
This desire for oftlce on the part of
i Mr. Schwedtman, evidently not for hlm-
self but for his friends, Is expressed In
n Inter letter, to Mulhall in which Mr. '
Schwedtman nominated Col. Mulhall for1
high public ottlce. Mr. Schwedtman said: i
-j , more Interested In this campaign '
,i.,. i .. ...n vou. a,i if ev,,r there Is 1
anv doubt in anybody's mind as to your I
ability us a political manager sureiv ine i
work that vou have done and which has I
been so uuderstntidlngly described In your
two recent letters leavs no room for fur
ther doubt. It Is leally a pity that we ,
cannot get you to Congiess or to the Sen- '
ate right iiwnv Vou ought to be there.
mrii III,.- in Washing-
The letter was written April 1, 1908.
"' '' l"ril' tleaiurer of the Nutlonal
Council fur Industrial llerence. told tho
committee that the organization, whlcn
was uu unincorporated association of
employers' associations, was formed for
purposes, of conUiating the radical ten
dencies In the matter of State and na
tional labor legislation. Membership
The association numbered some 253
subsidiary nssoclatlon, of which the
most Important was the National Asso
ciation of Manufacturers. He explained
that James A. Kmery, who, It has been
understood. I general counsel for the
National Association of Manufacturers,
wns In reality the Washington repre
sentative of the National Council and
was not directly connected with the N.
. 1,.. ..,.1.1 I .
... ji. in- ,-,iiii niiuier nun .nr. r.mi-ry a A(1,ci,i rl,!r Dt'pnlch l Tin: So
salary wns paid by the National Council. Pa1Hi ,Iu1v ifi.Th. work of repair
"What Is the salary?" demnnded Sena- lnK thp learner France of the French
tor Heed. ; ,,., .. hcen nnlsheii nnd the vessel
Kmer Nods Assent,
"I don't feel Justified in telling you,
sir," said Mr, Hlrd, Hut from the coun
sel table Mr. Kmery nodded ussent and
the witness snld:
"Mr. Emery Is paid $12,000 a year."
Mr. Hlrd said that Mr. Kmery was al
lowed an expense account In addition
to the salary.
Mulhali's assertion that the National
Council for Industrial Defence makes an
annual expendlturo In Its legislative ac
tivity of half a million or more will he
met to-morrow by the production of the
treasurer's book of the council, which
will show that the solo inrome nnd ex
penditures of the council, Including thn
maintenance of the Washington office
and Mr. Emery's salary, balance at about
$R,000 or $t0,ooo per annum.
SR. MULLER SAILS FOR HOME.
ssl Honors In lllsllnaulsheil lira
slllan on Ills Departure.
Dr. I.aurot Muller, special ambassador
from Prssll, who has been looking over
the natural and acquired glories of
America, sailed yesterday for home by the
llraslllan battleship Minus Uernes. He
has been hoio five weeks and has gone
from eoHst to coast. Tho Oram! Canyon
of the Colorado Impressed him almost as
much as the' beauty of Ainerleun women.
The canyon, !r. Muller said, looked to
ill in at first as If It wero a colossal con
truotlon, It seemed so unnutural. The
agricultural progress of tho United States,
its systems of Irrigation mid Its farming
methods also look the fancy of the doctor,
and ho will return to Hrozll with recom
mendations for the use, of many things
that he believes will bo beneflolal lo the
farmers of his country,
The United States battleships Arkansas
and Delaware and the destroyers Fanning,
Jenkins and Heale, Rear Admiral Winslew
commanding, exoorted tho Mlnas denies
to Sandy Hook, The American squadron
passed out at :43 P, M exchanging
wireless farewells with the Brailllan am
bassador. Later the American ships sailed
for Newport nnd the Itrailllan headed
south, bound for Haibados.
WOMAN DENOUNCES I
('rentes Stir nt First Cliiireli by
Ciilliiifr Reader Vnrrall
SI'IMMJRTS MRS. KTKTSOX
Man Attacked Active in Fijxlit
A fin Inst. Kxcoin in tt u lea t etl
Mis. Kdgar.l. Wright of Hay Side, I., f.,
denounced Itlchnrd I'. Vernill, tllt
reader of the Klrst Church of Christ,
Scientist, nt Ninety-sixth street nnd
Central Park West, ut the regular tes
timonial .meeting of the congregation
Inst nlKht as "a member of tho Society
of the Jesuits." She nixed nil followers
of Mrs. Mary Baker t-Mdy to nld her In
her fight against him and nil persons
who supported him.
Mrs. Wright Is n follower of Mrs.
. . ... . . .... ....... .
Mrran: now a ,di
member of the church that Mrs. Stetson
built, was one of the most active persons
. .. .. . ii,.r
10 ,M r. Verrall came with
''rnmatlc unexpectedness. More than
2,000 Christian Sclent into were gathered
in the church. Most of them were
stylishly dressed women. Mrs. Joseph
ine Phelps, the second render, who pre
sided In the absence of Mr. Verrall. who
Is on his vacation, hud culled for "testi
monials," Several persons spoke. Sud
denly a small woman dressed In pink
and White, with u dainty thentre cap,
stood up. A man in the gallery had
started to speak, hut sh Interrupted
htm and In n voice thut shook with
"t denounce tho first reader, Mr. Ver
rall. T denounce him as n, member of
the Society of the Jesuits, nnd I chal
lenge him to refute tho charge. 1 chal
lenge hltn to prove his Innocence. I call
on this congregation nnd every follower
of Mrs. Kddy to aid me In the fight for
the church and for righteousness over
the power of evil."
Ushers Dnrtril Down Aisle.
By that time several stnlwart ushers
were darting down the aisle toward tho
speaker. Sho glanced quickly at them
nnd then she shouted:
"I will meet any reporters. If they ore
here, outsjde the church after this meet
ing." Then she sat down. The scat (die
chose wns between II. Cornell Wilson,
chairman of the Christian Sclenco pub
lication committee, and Hayne Davis,
formerly n follower of Mrs. Stetson, but
now an active worker for tho Boston
board. Mrs. Wright's speech was short,
but It caused listeners to gasp with as
tonishment Am she was talking men
and women stood up to get n nctter ioo.i
pews nnd stured. To end the confusion
Mr. Wilson, nlert nnd quick wltted, be
gan to tell how Christian Science had
currd him of pneumonia and had helped
him break tho tobacco habit
.Mrs. WrlRht Repeats Charstr.
After the congregation was dismissed
Mrs. Wright stood outside the church
surrounded by reporters nnd members
of the church and repeated her charge,
She said she never was a member of the
First Church or the Mother Church, but
had been a follower of Mrs. Stetson for
seven years and always hnd attended
the FMr, Chnreh She admitted she had
mnd(1 a flKn. j ln. church once before.
"I wrote to the trustees of this church
several weeks ago," sho explained, "and
told them that Mr. Verrall was a mem
ber of the Society of the Jesuits. I
asked for an investigation, but the trus
tees simply whitewashed Mr. Verrall nnd
told m that my charge was baseless.
"Hut I want to tell you that no one
ran escape the thralldom of the oath
which a Jesuit takes.
"How do I know that Mr. Verrall Is
n Jesuit? My husband told me so and
he la the First Header of the Flushing
Chrlstlnn Science Church. If the trus
tees had been willing to make a thor
ough Investigation they would hnvn
asked mo for my proofs and I would
have referred them to my husband."
Mrs. Wright wns "silenced" In the
Church one year ago last January
by Mr. Verrall when she sought to give
n "testimonial." Her husbnml last year
sought to have her adjudged Incom
petent, but the court declared
The I'rsnre lo nll iuitust tt.
will sail for New York from Havre on
FIRE SPOILS WOLCOTT'S TEA.
llrlte tint Orenpanls nf Blar Haiti!
Ins; Xcxl Hour.
I'lvn o'clock lea nt the Hotel Wolcott
wns Interrupted yesterday by a frn next
door In the twelve story business build
ing nt VI West Thirty-first street.
Guests lolil tho manager of thn hotel
Hint they saw smoke and he got tho
Iloso hnd to be laid through the main
dining room, so that the firemen could
reach the rear windo wof the business
building. The fire was on tho fourth
floor, tenanted by Dodmnn & Itldley,
manufacturers of woollens.
When the Iron shutters were pried
open a bent wave struck tho llremen on
n fire escape. Three of them, overcome,
vvi.n, rtirrlf.ft ilmvn th stairs slid into
' the hotel. After ii short rest they wero
Meanwhile another squad entered the
twelve story building from the front and
went up the elevators telling tenants
to get out.
On the eighth floor they found three
young women working in tho nlllce of
Annette Kellerman, Inc., u physical cul
ture concern, of which the diving actress
Is president. They were hurried down
In an elevator.
On Iho ninth floor the staff of Cn.i
tirr'.i Mapaztnc were routed out, and
above them the Printer1! Ink employees.
Quests of tho Ornnd Hotel nnd the Ho
tel imperial annex Joined thu street
Thu tire wasn't much after all. It
was confined to the rear of the Oodman
& Illdley factory, whoso employees had
left for the day. Thu estimated loss
A Fifth avenue bus stopped nt Twen
tieth street while Engine 20 was tearing
up the avenue to the tire. The bus was
sldeswlpcd, Its windows broken and thn
end of a rear axle clipped off. Driver
Cnccurlo stopped tho engine and the
firemen got off to see if anybody wus
Injured. Mrs. Alice Crook of !U Hey.
nold street. New Bedford, Muss., said
she was hurt, but wouldn't let an am
buluncn be called.
WILL PAY CITY FOR
Peekskill Contractor Offers
$l7.oHI for n Five
John J. Hart, a Peeksklll contractor,
wuium to pay the city for the right to
dlspoj-e of the garbage of Manhattan,
The Hrnnx and Hrooklyn. Heretofore
tho city has paid the contractor to
do the work.
William II. Kdwords, Commissioner
of Street Cleaning, opened bids tor
garbage disposal yesterday. Ho ex
pected to find the usual bid from the
New York Sanitary Utilization Com
pany, which operates the Incinerating
plant on Karren Island, charging the
city I.M.OOO a year. Instead this cor
poration asked the city to pay $130,000
a year for the next five years.
Commissioner Edwards found also a
bid from Hart, which If accepted will
reverse the city's practice. As Kdwards
figured the saving to the city yesterday.
New York stands to gain $1,137,500
above tho rateH charged by the present
Hart's bid for the first year was $62,
500, for tho second year JS7,fi00 and
for the next threo years $ir.',fi00 each
year. Thus Hart offered to pay the
city $4S7,jOO for what thn New York
Sanitary Utilization Company wants
$6f0,000 to do.
Along with his bid Hart submitted
plans anil specifications showing a com
plete parbngo disposal plmt. It would
be placed on ltultle R'ir. an Island In
Jamaica Hay near tho pleasant plant
on Ilnrreu Maud.
They wero wondering yesterday at
the olllce nf tho Street Clennlng De
partment where Hart stands to make
any money. Hut when they looked up
th figures from tho municipal reduc
tion plants nt Cleveland and Columbus
they found that those cities arc making
about a dollar a ton la reducing their
own gRrbage nnd turning It Into fer
tilizer. .$305 FOR STEVENSON'S WORKS.
Killiihiiruh Kdltloti, 2H Volumes,
o Id nt Sotheby's llnnras.
Sprriiil VaMr nrttxitefi to Tns Srs
l.oKPOV. July 16 At the sale of n cnl.
) lection of old books nnd illumliinted
manuscripts, several from the collection
of the late Itev. J. H, Ks. at Sotheby's
to-day. tho I-Mlnburgh edition of thn
works of Hubert Louis Stevenson, twen-
U-.-.Km voiiiuifs, leicneu jo.i. A series
of tracts dealing with trade nnd politl-
cnl conditions In North America Jum b. -
foie the war of Independence brought
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD tit
Conllmiril from T'tr.it Vnnr
millions, He Is the chief hem li
of tho Hispanic Museum, tiie
of our Lady of Kspernnza, the ,rn , In
Numismatic Society nnd American ir
graphical Society, whoso hiilldlm-s f vi,,
a most Interesting group on tin- l -4
between Broad u a y and Itlversttle JM,
nt 155th street, Henry Hiintlnstnn hr.
longs to ninny clubs In New Vork iy
and In California. He has generaj'v
made his homo at the Metropolitan dab
when In this city.
CALIFORNIA HOME READY.
Ilntitlnaton W'rtlillnn n Mirprlsi.
In Friends on the Const.
Kan Francisco, July Hi. Thetiuir.aEs
j0f j(, ,
Huntington and the wulmv nf
CoIII.h P, Huntington wns no Miirpri
here, ns It has been riltnoted eier.n
times during the last year Mint rlir(
would wed, but each time the leportV
were emphatically denied by Mr. Hunt
ington. Mr. Huntington recently completed ii
furnishing of his magnificent countij
place at San Murino, near Pasadraa
probably the llnest villa In this countiv
west of Chicago. It hourea the great-,
art collection and the llnest prlxate l .
lirary In America outside of New YnrK
This villa stands on tho site of th, fH
mous old Khorb home nnd Its ttH'wr
arc sunken gardens, Moorish nrcad's
and Pompellnn courts.
Mr. Huntington's first wife, Mr
Mary A. Huntington, who secured ;, ,i
vorce from him for Incompatibility ;,
In this city on the fortune ivhUn t
gave her. Of her four chlldten. on
one, Marlon, lives with the mother Tl .
others aro Mrs. John H. Metcalf ,
Herkeley. Mrs. Gilbert H. Perkins ..'
New York nnd Howard Huntlnc'Mri,
who married Miss Leslie (iri-m
Herkeley and who Is associated w.th .
father In the l.os Angeles street ra,,.
RELIGIOUS CONGRESS OPENS
l.'.ll Amerlenn Deleicnlea In l'nrlfiir
,spuf tVinfe Denpntci lo Trie St i
Paris. July 18, Tho sixth intt-rns
tlonnl congress on religious prcsren
was opened to-day In tho Hortlcn,' im
Hall, There were about 3.",0 ricbga..
K0 of whom are Americans, tiv-o v
from the New Kngtand States. I'a.m ,r
Wagner, his hand still In bandages ,k
a result of Injuries received In an e.
plosion of gas, presided.
Seventy religious denominations ..-
represented by delegates from twenty,
five countries. They included 'hr
tlnnity, Judaism, Buddhism, Sikkt-ni
Hashlsm and Mohammedanism. Tlio
Swiss delegates advocated scpdi-ntirn
Church nnd State as being leni;llc a
to the Church.
Secretary Wendte of Hoston, Manh
Wise of New York nnd thn I'.r
Pierce of Washington and the Re ,
Shutter of Minneapolis spoke fr ti
Kmlle Jloutrout will address the con
gress to-morro nnd will preside "n
There will be special pepfnrmanr
of "I.es Huguenots" hy Meyerbeer a
the opera cm Friday.
ROYAL WEDDING IN OCTOBER.
Ilakr nf Cnnnaasrht Hopes tn Ve llli
Special Cable Dfipatch tn Tar Pr"
Ixj.NDON-, July 16. It Is iinnouni
that the mnrriago of Prlnco Artlv.
Connnught to tho Duchess of Flfo
be celebrated In October, before th
Prince's father returnn to Canada
take, up his duties us Oovernor-Oenern
of the Dominion.
HAMBURG STRIKE TO GO OX.
Men to l- Oat Despite l.nel, of
Special Cabl Detpatch to Tnt S v
IlAMncna, July 16. Although It
announced nt n mnss meeting of mem
hers of thn Iron workers' union, attends
by 6,000 men here to-day, that th
executive committee of the union i
not recognize tho strike now n
progress und will withhold strike p
5,662 voted to continue tno strike and
only 120 ngalnst It.
BOMB TOR DILLON EXPLODES.
.Malt .Sorter In llublln Mnj I of
Hand as llesnlf.
Dftit.lN, July lfi, Ah n mail .-orter n
tho post olllce horn stamped n pack.L
addressed to John Dillon, ope nf i -e
Nationalist members of Parliament
onili contained In the package .v
I plodcd anil thn employee's hand w-
1 slmtteted and may have to be am
putated. Tho police, attribute, the ,
j rage to suffragettes.
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