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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1916.
MAYOR REPLIES TO
FIhii I'mtlicr ronviM'Nf With
S I ji I on Islanders mi Dis
posal Plant Project.
WON'T UK ODOItS. UK SAYS
MELLEN SUES NEW HAVEN J SUPERVISION IS URGED
ROAD FOR $138,222,891 FOR SCHOOL MEETINGS
Money Claimed Under Agreement Signed With Com
pany When He Retired From Its Presidency Was
Promised $30,000 Annually for Five Years.
M.ijnr .Mili'licl wrnto n Ions Idler yes
tml.iy In Nullum A, Smyth, u lnwyor
., en l!rouifv y. who rtwiilrd nt Duukiih
lltlK Stntrn l.xlmiil. In itnxwt-r to u
por-iiii.il ((iiiiiminlnitliin In which .Mr,
Ninth took the Manr to task lei-mi!c
thin' wan ti public hrarliiR on the
m.iitiT of liii'iitliiK a xarhnKr ll.)isal
plant on Arthur KIM, Ktatrn Island, anil
iti-.i fur tin; .Mayor' Miitrinpnt that
there was no truth In the rcportK Hint
the people of Stiiteu. Inland were tip In
nn over thli proposition.
NothwIthntamliiiH the explanation
fnade hy the Mayor, It Ib hit purpose. It
learned yetterday, to have further
cunurse with resident of Staten Island
tm the Mihject, He him Invited n uumher
of them tu meet him at the, City Hall
to-day for a discussion of the proponed
new garbage disposal plant. After re
viewing the situation generally, the
Mayor refers to the fact that Staten
Inlanders got no public hearing on the
loo.itlon of the plant on Arthur Kill. He
"livery one knew that should the
Board of lMltilHtc accede to the request
for a publlo hearing after the dissolu
tion of the existing Injunctions, such
hearing would serve only as a means
ef permitting the service of a new In
junction. Moreover, the merits had been
argued and reargued In court, anil every
fai-t which could be adduced at a hearing
before the Hoard of Katlmiite had nl
reariy been presented In the legal pro
ceedings and had been before the mem
bers of the Hoard of intimate for some
time. Delay meant the loss to the city
o fthe opportunity of securing an Infi
nitely more favorable contrart nnd the
establishment of a. satisfactory and In
Den lea There'll He Odora.
"The contractors under the terms of
tJi contract awarded propose to Install
what Is known as the Cobwcll system
for tho disposal of garbage, and I am
told that it Is tho most modern system
of lis kind known to science. 1 am
assured that the system to be installed
will he operated without smell or odor
vt any kind."
After mentioning that a similar plant
Is in successful operation at New Ited
ford, Mass., and that public olllcials
there say that the plant emits no offen
lvo odors or gases and that the cum-mi.-j-lmioi
of public works of los All
Hell's. I'.il., which also has one of these
plants.. testify to the same success In
cper.UIoii. the Mayor says:
Trom tho foregoing facts 1 believe
f at the Hoard of Kstlmale was entirely
j iy'illed In assuming that It has secured
the UTt of dlsiios.il plant that the peo
p'e of this city are entitled to. Not
o" mil there he no odors or gases
eir ;.d at the plant, hut there will be
poiin fiom the garbage In transit fiom
th . ,ty dumps to the ptiint. Because the
Stieet '('leaning Commissioner Is given
i:ni! authovlly under the terms of the
cm'r.ut t compel the contractor to
u-o sin h devices for the transportation
f g.ubige as to make It entirely In-orfin-.xe."
After refenlng to the financial consid
eration the city wlU receive $000,000
frnii th'.- contractors during the next
five .Near the -Ma) or takes up the matte-
of public fcellio; In SMten Island.
Vnu resent." he sas. "tho sugges
tion that public opinion in the Horough
cf Itiiliuioiid lias been accelerated In this
n.atter. Yet this h, undeniable. Do not
m.rundersUml me, I do not mean that
th"re H not at vresent u genuine and
jmiml.ir feeling against the establish
ment of the plant. I have no doubt tlmt
them is. I mean th.it this feeling,
irlngtiir fiom the mistaken belief that
tins plant will piove a nuisance, was In
tlm tlrnt instance fomented In the Inter
red of tho owners of the present plant
lw. In court and out of court, have
ions nil In their power to prevent tlie
anl of this contract to a new bidder.
Van Xante roaljlon.
"Notions concerning the new v'unt,
whieti aro mistaken id false, as 1 have
tiioiwi you by what I hao said aboe,
ero put into the minds of the people
"There la another thing that you must
Knmbcr. You were not without ft rep
resentative olco and vote in this mat
ter of tho garbage contracts. Your
Horough President, Mr. Win Name, was
a member of tho committee on street
cleaning of the Board of Katlniute and
as such signed, with Jfr. McAneny nnd
Mr. Connolly, the report recommending
the plan of the garbage contract and
peclttcatlons which had been adopted.
Thess specifications left Ktatcn Island
oiien us a hlto for thcplant. loiter your
Borough President voted In the Hoard of
Kstlmale for the award of the contract
to coij-truct thu plant on Hiker's Island,
In tho f.ice of tho kudo kind of mistaken
op;titlin by the pApIo of The Hronx
hud by tho Horough President of The
Hrnnx. now offered by tho people of
Richmond and tho Horough President of
the HotourIi of Hlchmond.
"President Van Name thought the
plant good enough to iil.ico even nearer
to th populous districts of Tho Hronx
than It will be to the populous district
ef Hklituoiid. He wis quite right In
tuat Judgment. Please remember, ulso,
t!ui the plant will bo located at a eon-
ilerable distance fiom any existing leal
is or duvfloptiieut i III a district re
in ' ami Isolated, where factories and
V ' are now pirated,
t n'lieie the people of .Staten Island
' iiuitiil y alarmed over this situation,
1' I d thoiiKht for one moment Unit
t finiion of tills plant would create
'i tin ii I would not have voted for
t. .maid of the contract or thp eree
t " t l ho plant either In the Horough
" i' iimihI or elsewhcie In llie city of
J' ii u '
Chillies S. Melleu. ex-presldent of the
i New Haven ttnllroad, filed suit against
the road In tho Supreme Court here yes
terday to cover $138,222.89 under an al
leged agreement to pny him $30,000 a
ear for live ears after ho retired from
tho presidency In consideration of hold
ing himself ready to give the benefit of
Ills advice when called on during that
period, If Mr. Mellen's claliri on this
contract Is upheld he will be entitled to
sue In the future for $90,000 additional
It the money Is not paid voluntarily.
In tho suit brought yesterday Mr.
Mellcn sues for only $60,000 under the
alleged agreement to pay hltm $30,000
a year, but he asks $"8,222.89 undti
a further agreement to pay all tho ex
panse of defending any civil or criminal
proceeding brought against him. Homer
H. Cuiimtlngs of 115 ilroadway, niembct
of the Democratic National Committee
for Connecticut, brought the suit as
attorney for Mr. Mellcn. Service of the
papers w?ia accepted by Krank V.. Hall
In behalf of the treasurer of the New
Haven road at the Grand Central Ter
minal. Tho complaint sets forth that on July
IS, 1913. the plaintiff "entered Into nn
agreement with the New York, New
Haven and Hartford llallroad Company
whereby the plaintiff In consideration
of the sum of $30,000 per annum agreed
with tho defendant to hold himself In
readiness nt all times during the term
of live years from and after the date
of ceasing to be president of the New
Haven llallroad, at the request of the
directors of said company, to meet with
them at such times and places as they
should reasonably require and give them
SALVATION FUND $387,904.
WurUera Still Hope to liaise
K.'iiio.illlil Deal red.
annils of 1 1 hi hlg elnik in front
sanation Ariuj's training school
ailiiiailers, a Hroad Mnet, es
in noon registered $3S",!in, the
nit.il lor tin- I'ninpailMi In dale.
ainln had lietll IliuVcd filr'.'.urt!
since tho y befoie. The work-
i ho campaign still have hopes
I'lniig Urn half million dollars
1 lor the training school for Sal
i.i gest single contribution of the
'an $s,uoo, glen by Miss Annu
for Ihu elilldreu's department,
several oilier huge coiitrlbu-
iMiieh aroiiwd the eiilhuslimm of
win hers. Tho cans;ialgn will bo
' t to an end either to-day or to
il, it was said, at headquarters,
the benefit of his Information regarding
the affairs of tho company nnd of his
Mr. Mclten alleges that he retired as
president of the road on September 1,
1!13, under tho resolution dated .luly IT,
1913. He says he 1ms "at all times car
ried out and performed the terms ami
obligations of his part of the contract,
more particularly from September I,
1913, to August 31, 1914, and there Is
now due him the sum of $30,000."
Similar allegations are then made us
to the year following, for which Mr.
Mellen aska $30,000 more. The com
plaint then recites that In the contmct
the defendant "agreed to hold the plain
tiff harmless from all loss, cost and ex
penses Incurred by him In defending
Himself against any existing or futuro
proceeding against htm whether civil or
criminal In any court or tribunal on
no-omit of tho matters arising out of his
nets as president of the New York, New
Haven and Hartford Haltroad Company
or of the corporations by It controlled or
In satisfying by payment of money ntiy
Judgment, decision, order or decree
Mr. Mellen alleges that ho was
"obliged to and did Incur loss, cost and
expenses by vlrtuo of dlvois nctlons and
proceedings, civil and criminal, brought
against him arising out of his acts as
president of the New York. New Haven
nnd Hartford llallroad Company and
Its subsidiary companies, which loss.
cost and expense to date amounts Itf
tlie tiggregate to $75,222.89."
Tho agreement In question Is signed
In behalf of the railroad by Arthur K.
Clark, secretary of the company.
Tho complaint sets forth finally that
no part of the aum due the plaintiff
has been tuld, although payment has
VV ii in an Burned ( Death.
11 i imi Kai.i.s, .V. V April 18
-arah Diew, 63, set lire to her
" e lnl raking up niiil burning leavus
' ' i.inl lo.iliiy mid was burned to
'intti Tim ii.jijj- was taken to the home
Mr utiarlea Mandlfo, htr alaUr.
"ARTISTIC COSTS" ON
OPERA DISK DUTIABLE
OFFERS $10 BILLS FOR
$1 AND GOES TO COURT
Federal Decision Is Given
Against the Victor Talking
Guest at Biltninrc Finds. Street
Crowd Too Sceptical to
Buy Heal Money.
The Victor Talking Machine Company
has lost a decision hi the United State
Court of Customs Appeals Involving the
question of whether or not so-calleu
artistic cot" should be Included In
the appraised dutiable value of lm
norte.1 records. The court holds, In sus
taining an opinion by the Board of
llcneral Atomisers, that the cost or
,,t..,! mn Mlnirers and musical organ-
n l.A I.L-on Intu !ieMIUtlt bv !
izaiiour iiiuc. " .
the cufctomsj oltlclftls in assessing; uuu.
The tulkltw mncliuie nrni coiiicii.icu
that the tnrlfT act did not proviuc iUl
the assessment of duty on these "ar
The Victor concern sent representa
,i.. ,n fni.,i.i;i mi, i South America
to have certain opera singers transfer
,i,i- ,,. American made disks taken
to South America for the purpose. The
disks were iilaiiK wncn siniiiu
...i.. hut nlieji returned they
bore the record of the vibrations pro
duced thereon, eltner ny me nuinao ue.o
or musical instruments.
When these disks .were entered at the
t'uMom House the appraising olllcials
Included In the dutiable value the sal
..Miu .... .Mtim. l.'trife stuns, and other
compensation given the artists for the
reproductions, rue icior cuiniianj
iui.1 io th! action luid appeal was
made to the customs tribunals.
Customs olllcials were of tne opinion
vestcrday that tho decision Just rcn
a.,.i n-ni,i imi'. mnnv ramiltcatlons.
including the cost of foreign talent
employed In preparing motion picture
TIRE MERGER AGAIN REPORTED
Denial That tioodrlrh Company la
Interested In Plan.
A merger of four or five of the smaller
tlra companies, including tho !.eo Iltib
bcr and Tire Company, according to
reports yesterday. Is under considera
tion. No confirmation of these reports
could be obtained. Connection with the I
rumored plan was ollUlaliy denied ny
the H. F, Goodrich Company, although
that company was named Hi the reports.
It was learned on good authority,
however, that the I.ec company had
been approached In regard to the price
of Its stock, and It Is understood that
other of the smaller companies, which
are doing business of between $2,000,000
and $6,000,000 a year, are bclnr considered.
Sometimes ordinary mortals cam ln
bllli; sometimes very rarelythey tlnd
them In the street: but yesterday morn
ing any one who happened to be passing
Fifteenth street nnd Third avenue could
have bought a real one for $1
This distorted condition of affairs was
discovered by Policeman O'Noll as ho
was riding to the. Oak siieet station at
6 A. M. on a Third nxeinie surface car.
Observing from the car window an ex
cited crowd shouting and eliding Mildly
about an evident centre of Interest, he
alighted In haste and started to In
vestigate. He discovered:
One neatly dressed man. clad In a blue
serge suit, gray spring overcoat and a
becoming felt hat, posing as an auc
tioneer, holding a handful of $10 hills
which he was eagerly beseeching any
one In the assemblage to purchase st
the bargain price of $1 each.
Large crowd -at least seventy-tlxc
persons all sceptical, but each nun
shouting encouragement to his neighbor
to buy one of the tens so It could be In
spected at tlrst hand anil give the would
be purchasers an Idea concerning the
safety of tho investment.
Policeman O'Nell heard :
"That's counterfeit. Nobody in New
York ever offered a bargain like that
'less thero was something wrong"'
"N.iw! He's crazy! I'm going to
take a chance."
As the one real sport In the crowd
was pushing forward if Neil thought It
was time for him to take a Iminl, and
after inviting the prospective purchasers
to b on their way took the auctioneer
to a place of compacattvc safely the
ICast Twenty-second street police station.
There he said he was James Crcde. sec
rotary to a business house in Jackson
llle, Fla. He Is staying nt the Hotel
"Are you a philanthropist'1 naked
Magistrate MrQuadn In Yorkville court
when the auctioneer was arrlgned befme
"No," was the answer. "Say, Judge,
did I sell many of 'em""
"I am Informed that every one was
too sceptical to buy," answered the Mag
istrate. "Why don't you hire a secretary
for the remainder of your stay In the
CUBA KAY BUILD SHIPS.
Agents Likely to Be "Employed
to Keporl Any Overstepping
of Free Speech.
A policy of atrtct aupervlslon over
all popular meetings In public school
hnimea Is likely to be adopted by the
Board of EJucatlon. The board will
probably employ n agent, or agents, to
keep an eye on the meetings and report
Immediately any overstepvliig of the
proper bounds tf free speech. The
H'hoot authorities will then bo In a
Position to revoke without parley and
dispute any permit whose terms have
Isldor M. Levy, chairman of the
board's committee on the care of school
buildings, aald yesterday:
"The permit for tho Labor Forum
In Washington Irving High School will
expire next month. Wo have already
held up the permits for another car
which were requested hy the Urous
Forum, the People's Institute of Brook
lyn and other organizations, pending
the adoption of a definite restrictive
"There Is no doubt that It would be
wise for the Hoard of lMucatlou to
have Its own paid agent who would de
vote himself to visiting all the com
munity centres In school buildings and
supply us with ofllchil Information of
what went on. It inoutd then bo un
necessary for us to depend upon the
differing statements of outside nlwervers
as to what they heard or saw. There
Is no provision now for the cniploment
of such an liiveitlgatur, but 1 think It
could be arranged."
Mr. I.ev.v's committee will meet next
neck tu outsider lat Sunday night's
stormy meeting of the Labor Forum in
the Washington living High School and
the assertion of !rorge Of el that It
shouldn't woriy any one If .lames Mauier
did say In the same room on April ?, "To
hell with the Stars and Stripes'" Carl
Heck, director of the Labor Forum, said
eslerd.iy he had received no Invitation
to appear before the committee and that
he and his friends were still denviudlng
ii public healing.
Mr. Heel; did not nssc-rt that Mr.
Cre!'s lemarks were Incorrectly te
pori'Ml, but he said the utterance re
garding Mr. Muurer was unfairly robbed
of Its context III tho published lepotts.
"Mr. Creel's words." Mr. Heck said,
"ivere In effect, 'It shouldn't worry any
one If Mr. Malirer said "To hell with
the Stais and Stripes S" What should
muse worry Is the conditions in tin
Slate or nation that caused him to sa
it,' I regret that .Mr. Cieel said even
lli.s. but I can't make a man go over
nil his speech with inn Ju ndvaiue.
"We want a vubllc hearing jin) If
we ilo i'l get It organized aibur will kick
the bucket over I mean that Uriim
nvely. of course: I mean thai a delega
tion will go down to the Maiir and
ask for a fair hearing."
lieorgo A. Wlieelook of the I'liltcd
Ileal Instate Owtiem Association, who
heard Mr. Creel talk on Sunday night,
has sent ,i letter of protest to President
Vlllco of the Hoard of lMiicutloii.
WILL TRY TO RUSH FREIGHT.
Mrnmshln cents and Trunk Line
lirnelnU Hold Conference.
A meeting of steamship agents and
olllcials of the Trunk Line Association
iviih held vestenlav inornitii? t,. tlUnnwu
minor details In the adjustment of em-
nargii regulation, at the request of the
l-isterii Conference Committee, of vvhkh
H. 1-!. Clark of the ltllerstofn fninoit-,...
Commission I" chairman.
T here have been complaints from tl.e
railroads that ships were not ready nt
the times the orders called for delivery
of freight, and complaints from steam
ship men that they had been held up
by failure to deliver freight. These com
rdattits were illsetis-ed and It wasngreed
that everything possible to obviate
similar delays would be done. The meet
ings will be held. It was announced, as
they seem necessary.
QUITS AFTER FIGHT
The Ilev. W. P. Kemper Differs
With Vestry on Method of
TWO MORE ARRESTS
IN TOBACCO FRAUD
Kentucky Dealer nnd New
York Wholesaler Accused
as Men; Higher Up.
ITiTi HKALTH ALSO FIGURES
, IIewliptt, L. I April II, Five years
of contention between the vestrymen of
Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church
here and their rector, the Hev, William
I'oyntell Kemper, have rnided In the
resignation of Mr. Kemper, Jto an
nounced his decision from the pulpit on
Bunday, and It haa been accepted by tho
estry. Hut the rector feels that he has
won what 9to was fighting for and that
his successor will have an easier task
than he had.
For forty years) the church has existed
under tho Congregational form of gov
ernment. When Mr. Kemper took
charge of the parish five years ago he
decided that It was anomalous for a
I'roteatant Kplscopal chtinlh to bo man
aged according to the rule of another
denomination. Friction with the vestry
J developed from his efforts to make tho
changes that he Insisted upon and Is
the cause of his resignation, although 111
health figured In the formal announce
ment. Mr. Kemper said to-day:
"There really hasn't been much an
tagonism, but In order to a;et the fncts
straight I will say this:
"For years certain things had been
done on a Congregational basis, and it
was my business to see that they weie
done according to the canons and forms
of our own church. For Instance, the
vestry had never made a financial state
ment. There la no binding rule nliotit It,
but there ought to lm such a statement
every three months, and vcrtalnly once
a jcar. I nt last suecotded In getting
the statement, although I was opioscil.
With a Methodist and n Presbyterian
anioni; Its members the makeup of the
MV.iy was rather peculiar, and as the
older mcinliers were u-ed to the old ways
It Is perhaps not surprising that 1 had
trouble In making tho necessary - re
fotins. "Another thing there was a music
committee which Insisted on selecllin? all
the music, singers. Ace. without roii"tilt
Ing me. although In the episcopal
Church the music Is an Integral part of
the formal service and Is tinder the con
trol of the rector, as 1 Insisted It should
be In Trinity Church.
"Then there was the matter of the
seMon. The vestry thought they were
to boss him. 1 told them the sevloti
must be under the direction of the rec
tor, and they reholhd. They took these
m.i'ters to lllshop liurgess and he told
them 1 w.is right. I think they sec It,
ton. now. '
"Tho major part of the congregation
feil that I have been lighting their bat
tles, hut there Is no iiuestlon about the
vestry tiling against me. with tin: ex
ception of one man. I told them that
even If they wanted me I wouldn't stay
for J1O.O00 a year. I'm going to Penn
sylvania and camp for live months. I
feil us if I had In en on the tiring line"
Mr Kemper's resignation was dated
to take ilTcct on June 1. but lie tlt.iy cu
ll list the parish to a "supply" until
then His silary Is J'J.COn a year, with
the u-o of the rectory. The church has
about Sin members and an endowment
The vestrymen are Divine Hewlett,
senior warden; Hi iij.uiiiii C. Vamle
water. Junior warden; Carlton Mary,
picsldciit of the Queens liorollgh lias
ami Klectrlc Company; ex-.ludgo Will-I
lam 11. Jay. Charles II. Sliiionds, I'miip-1
bell Irfoekc, joM-ph r. Hewlett, Ihigino
P. Illckntll and Henry Otis Chapman.
FALSE RECORDS ALLEGED
In the atrem yesterday of M. R. Cot
ton, a tobacco dealer of IoulsvHIe, Ky.,
nnd Dmntntco fluracl of the Rtate Iaf
Tobacco Company, Inc., of thin city, thn
Federal authorities believe that they
have reached some of tho men higher up
lu the tobacco frauds through which tho
Oovernment'hoe lost large sums In taxes
on cigars and cigarettes. Cotton and
Kuracl are not charged with evading the
payment of Internal revotiuo taxes, but
with recording sales of leaf tobacco In
such a way as to make It possible" for
small cigar manufacturers to whom they
sold to defraud the Government of the
taxes on the cigars.
Hitherto the defendants gathered In
hy the Internal revenue agents have lieen
small tobacco dealers and clgnr and cig
arette manufacturers. About seventy
live of these were arrested In Manhat
tan alone, and at least two-thirds of the
number. It Is said, received their eup
ply of leaf tobacco from the State Iaf
Tobacco Company, Inc., which In turn
was supplied by the Arm of Cotton &
Hall of IxMilsvllle. of which the defend
ant Cotton Is a member.
The Louisville concern, according to As
sistant Fnlted States Attorney Ktnlllo
Vasclll, does a million dollars worth of
business a year, and In tho month of
July, H IS. alone sold S.OH.OTO poundi
of leaf tobacco,
A third defendant, Kmll Herger, a to
bacco dealer In this city, was named lu
the complaint charging Suracl and Cot
Ion with conspiring to nuke Improper
lecoids 111 their Isioks. Herger, however,
was not arrested.
According to Assistant United States
Attorney Vaselll. tlm tlrm of Hull c Cot-
t-m instead of recording tluir sales to
the Slate l.eaf Tobacco Company made
Unique Safe Deposit Service
The Safe Deposit Vault of the Harriman
National Bank is of the modern type.
The mechanical ingenuity and constructive
skill employed to make it safe from forcible entry
are supplemented by the presence of a watchful
force by night as well as by day; in addition, the
vault is connected with fire and burglar alarm
headquarters in the vicinity.
We can give you assurance of safety in the
vault of the Harriman National Bank, but we can
give you something more. We offer a service
that is distinguished by personal courtesy, busi
nesslike attention, and intelligent consideration.
The Safe Deposit Vault of the Harriman
National Bank is open from 8:00 o'clock A. M.
until 12:00 Midnight every business day of the
year, and it seems almost superfluous to dwell
upon the extraordinary convenience which this
places at the disposal of customers.
The Safe Deposit boxes are of standard length,
22 in., and of varying heights and widths, the
smallest, at $5.00 a year, measuring 5 in. wide
by 2 in. high.
The storage vaults of the Harriman National
Bank are exceptional in their spaciousness, light
ness and brightness. The cost for storage, when
not specially adjusted for particular cases, is on
the basis of $1.00 per month per thousand of
value. Goods called for and delivered.
IANKINQ HOURS FROM 8 A. M. TO 8 P. M.
SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS 8 A. M. TO MIONIOHT
HARRIMAN NATIONAL BANK
FIFTH AVftMUS AND 4IM ST. NSW TOHC
It appear Hiimiil-Ii their bonks that tho fllfTV HECIf'TrW V I Q
tobacco was really being delivered to .1 , Jjl 1 I UrriulHlJ lULLO
HIMSELF IN A VAULT
third concern In this city which docs
i mpafativ ely small tobacco business, i
S. veral Urea In the establishment rtliij
bv this concern, Mr. Vanill said, were
In Id accoiiut;i.blc for thu loss of some ol
the tobacco suppoicd to havu been re-.
"ln"!l.ey meantime, Mr. Yaselli said, the xMl'IIS Klllls rlnimltl'lslillS Ae-
Statu Leaf Tobacco I'onijutiy, Inc.. was I
able to lisise of the tobacco received)
from the Louisville concern without
record and the cigarmakers who bought j
the tobacco wfii) alilo to sell their un
taxed cigars without arousing suspicion.
counts Showed Disrrppnn
cios. Auditors Dcelniwl.
An Internal revenue agejtl who was
ni-t to Uiulsville to Investigate the af
fairs of Hall & Cotton reported that Cot
ton was hurrying to this city on busi
ness. It was through this tip that the
IVderal authorities were able to arrest
Cotton and Suracl together. They were
arraigned before United States. Commis
sioner Houghton ciiid held in SS.OOQ ball
each for furtlser examination. They
were represented by former Assistant
flitted State Attorney Carl H. Whitney,
who supplied .ball bonds for his clients.
i'.i.kss Falls. JC. T April 1 J. -After
i-ervltig (liens Falls ns City Chamberlain
since 1010 and having been reelected on
March 21 for r term of two years,
Sterling F. Hlgley killed himself In the
vault of hie office In City Hall at noon
to-day with a pistol.
Discrepancies amounting to about
?i:,000 were recently found In his ac
counts by auditors of Loomls, SufTem
&. Fernald of Now York,
about 4 0 years of age.
Three notes left on a ilwdc by Hlgley,
one directing her not to open the
vault .lo.ir but to summon a Policeman.
weie overlooked by his assistant. Mus
Kathleen Kellcher, when blio returned
from luncheon, and us she swung oiwn
Ilia door thu lifeless body, the head cov
lend with an overcoat, met her
, view. With considerable effort, the
I yoimg woman summoned Mayor llced
1 and other city olllcials. uinl tho Coroner
! and physicians were called In. hn ile itei
had been Instantaneous.
In tlm other notes Hlgley requeued
that his btothrr, II, 11. Hlglev, presi
dent of thu First National Hank of
Norwich. N. Y.. be notlllcil, nnd that his
funeral bu private.
Hlgley recently told friends that he
had Invested largo nums of money in
real estate and amusement ventures
which proved unprofitable.
Among those nirvivUig him are a
widow and three children and a sister.
Miss Mary Hlgley. a teacher In the
schools of Neiw York city.
SEED FOR POST OFFICE SITE.
Draft of Hill for K.lithth Arenne I
Property Kent to House.
Wasiiinoton, April IS. Tho draft of
a proposed bill authorizing the accept
ance on behulf of the Government of a
correcllonary deed to tho new post office
i . . iri.l.,.. .1 . nnJ im,i.
sue ueiweeu i nil ij -mm mm .jiuij-
thlrd street on Klghtli avenue. New
York city, was sent to the House to-day
by the acting Secretary of the Treas
ury. The new deed is to cover more In de
tail the reservations of the railroad com
panies from which the tend was ac
iiulicd, relating to the sub-surface use
of tho proverty for station ue.
Supt. Austin I,earee I., I. Iload.
J. II. Austin of Garden City, l. I
for five years superintendent of the long
island llallroad, has resigned, to take
effect to-morrow, when he will become
vice-president and general manager of
tho Globe Steamship Company of Now
York. C. I. H.iker of Frecport, I.. I
will succeed Mr. Austin.
GoTcrnraent SeesXee of Puiragrr
and FrelsM Vreeela.
According to Harold I. Smith, repre
sentative of thu Munson Steamship Line,
who has Just returned from a" visit to
Cuba, that country will continue to be
prosperous for at least ten yeais.
"Tho tiugar planters lu their finances
arc well off because of the advanced
price of raw sugar. In which commodity
they arc paid for their sugar cane," says
Mr. Smith. "American capital, quick to
seu chances of speedy returns, Is pour
ing into the country and la welcomed by
the merchants and farmers. Cubans give
11 qredlt to Americans for their recent
"What is moat lacking In Culm Is
transportation facilities, and this applies
not only to Cuba but also to steamship
transportation to and from Cuba. Steam
ship accommodations for tourists :ue at
a high rate and the Cuban Government
is seriously considering the building of
several passenger and freight steam
ships of a tonnage of ten to twelve thou
sand tons. Besides passentrer steam
ships there la a lack of freight boats to
handle the country's Immense migar
crops. Freight charges formerly 30
rents arc nuw $1.50 a bag of 320 pounds.
In this project the Government believes
that millions of dollars will be saved to
the Cuban planter In freights alone In
the counfo of a few years."
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