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THE EVENING WORLD, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1918.
Neigh Neigh" to "Toot Toot" of Automobile Is Heard Again;
HAMMER AT JUDGE
IN OU) BAILOT
HOW 'PHONE TRUS
HAS HELD UP CITY
IN 1 0-YEAR FIGHT
Retain Wire Conduit Mon
opoly and Millions Profit
by Law's Delays.
Horse Show, Feature of Metropolitan Society, Starts To-Day
wxw sss sssaaa.., - a - a - -.. an ss - -i-h-nTi'i "AT
NEW REFEREE NAMED.
And Suit Which Has Cost
City $100,000 Must Be
Gone Over Again.
r Gordon Battle w. hImM to.
ny to succeed Eugene Phtlbln, rs
'ed. as a referee In th. cult of the
City Of New York against ths Consoli
dated Telegraph and Eleotrlcal Sub
way Company and MM Empire city
tsbwsy Company. Limited. Tha hoard
referees now constat of Hamilton
Odsll. Adrian 11. Lerkln and George
Gordon Matt lo.
The fiwf Ik of Importance because
strikes at the monopoly of the streets
for underground wire held by the New
Tork Edlaon ''ompany and the Now
Tork Telephone Company. It waa be
un Oct. , 1903. and now haa been
pending for ten yeara. It haa coat the
city IIOC.oiio to date and haa never pro
gressed beyond the referee stag. It
"as coat the companies Involved possi
bly an muni amount, but thla aum la
mall compared to the great profits ac
cruing to them through maintenance of
To be able to hold these fran
ahlaea fox 110,000 a year through
this policy of law'a delays la cheap
for the corporations.
There II hope that If no more referees
realm ami the lawyers for the defense I
are not so Impolite as to Interpose some
entirely new objections, the referees j
may be able to make a report some
time wlihln the next year. Then their '
rsport will have to go before the courts. '
First a Supreme Court Justice will pass '
upon It. Next In order Is an appeal to
the Appellate Division and next to the
Court of Appeal. If after thla pro.
cadure the decision should be distaste
ful to the companies, there Is possibly
an appeal to the United States Courts,
where years might be consumed In
rsscnlng the Supreme Court in Wash
ington. So there are bright prospects
of at least several yeara more of liti
gation ahead, and In the meantime the
atrasts are held as before.
UT THE WORST IS YIT TO
ut this Is not all. The original suit
was against the companies. Consoli
dated and Empire City. In the referee
hearings so tar only the first company's
affairs were taken under consideration.
While It Is understood that the Kmplrs
City rase would rest practically on t.ie
decision in the Consolidated, yet there
la no certainty that the New York Tele
phone Company, which owns the Em.
Plrs City Company, might not insist on
starting nil over again ami consuming
as many more years a ; visible.
On t;ie city's lidl, the suit absorbed
the sttentljn of Annuitant Corporation
Count"'! W. H. llurr for five years and
his astuitunt, il. P. Walker, for an
other five years. It hit nad the un
divided attention of William Harman
Black, specially daslgnatsd uasb-lant to
the Corporation Counsel, at t a year
for three years. It ha.- cad 116.009 worth
of ohnrlired accountants1 work; tuon
of tune from the Commissioner! of Ac
counts oflice ami a Ioim siring of
minor expenses. The defendant com
pany. I'.kcw.se, ha bean put to similar
expense. In the end the loser trill have
to bear an additional enormous burden
of referee and court cos e.
Thla eaas Is of paramount Im
portance, because on It rests trie
franchises of ths sTsw York Tele
phone Company and ths Maw Tork
dlson Company to aas the streets
for their underground wires in
Manhattan and ths Bronx. Thsrs
la directly Involved an accounting
for several million dollars of ac
cumulated payments alleged to ba
das ths olty and what la of greater
concern to ths companies, reversion
of ths underrronnd oondult f ma
chine to ths olty.
The Consolidated Company's fran
ebtss dates buck to 1880, shout the time
Mayor Hugh I. Grant start. : chopping
down telegraph poles along Uroadnay.
Ths telephone company took the Initia
tive, organized the Consolidated and
began laying wires underground. It
waa experimental and costly work at
first, unquestionably a period of slow
development up to the perfected lead
cables of to-day. An exclusive franchise
was granted on condition thai the com
pany pay to the city all net profits over
10 per cent, on the capital Invested.
The profits bars never exceed
ed 10 par cent., and that Is what
ths Bolt Is abont, ths city alleging
that by padding construction oosta
ad Joggling hooka, ths company
Soak a piece of flannel with Onega
Oil. lay it over the aching nerves, covet
with a piece of oiled Hill and bind il
tightly against llic fair. This treat
gncnt has brounlit nights of peaceful
rent to people who have suffered ag
apjjaj and il certainty worth Uyw
M gsW-sinfl Wm sntsfsV asl gannnsfl If
ssnssnanH Bsw ssnfiasnnn ssnl aswee! f5aw snaLl- ..aJsnasnssl ' sssl sssnV
Ht fl H M t'-ssnalnalnaB CTVM sssssiW gsssssn sBftV MM
prevented any surplus revenue ao
DIVIDED IT8 FRANCHISE WITH
Because low current telephone wirea
and hth current electric wire cannot
go In the cams eondtllt a division was 1
made by the owners in 110 of Ihe fran- tal liabilities and the Empire City bal
chlse. To the Consolldatsd Company an ea sheet at hte close of last year save
was assigned the hign tension Wires I It nearly IllUXMUi) iap.tal account
unn u new company .. tiled the ISmpiri
City Subway Conipany, limited, tuok
the ,9w tension wlrsa, The lalaphona
oumpany 1st the Bdiaon Company hue
ownership of tin- ConaoUdntsd for Ita
high currant circuits end assumed for
itself the Empire "lty Company for
telephone and teleg-api wires.
Ths city has raej botit companies on
practically Identical grounds, but the
HUM) of the Consolidated i being trleu
Itrst. The Empire i 'lty .suit has never i
ovsn ranched a referee hearing. ie
cause all parties are waiting to see how
il..- Consolidated action dsvelopg, Once
a week, on Fridays, tha referees hold a
masting anil consider soma phase of the
involved tunKie of accounting. Tha lw
yard make charges of burned books, ol
overchargpg end undarchargea, u( bondl
issuea si neary wiecouni una taasn oy
the telephone or Slsctl'lc likht compan-
les. or construction oompanlts organ.
Ind msrsly as dummlis to charge tiiRti
prices and gbforb profits so tuat none
should ko to t.'ie City.
This lias betn colnit on for ten years
Time and again some hopeful corpora- I
lion counsel would de lare I it the
Is: tie was on the point of ailludlcatiou
and then something would happen to
set the case hack again. Once It was
the courts suetaining a demurrer to
some technical poi.it Again It was for
the charter acco intants, two sets of
them, to taekli the case and they made
opposing reports. At one time the ref
erees almost reached a stage of repott
ing, when one of tnem died, that estltn
ahle gentleman ami lawyer, Adrian IV
Jollne. Ills partner, Adrian Hi l.irkln.
jrnn appointed to fill the vacancy and
again the subject was threshd no:'.
Thi second set of referee.- mude pn-
gress until one of their number, Hugniie i
I'hllbln, was appointed to the Supreme
Bench about six mo.'itlis ago. He rs
slgned anil there was another delay
until the contending parties could agree
on a new man. This tney finally sue
ceeded In doing and George Gordon
Hatt!e now en'ers. Once, more the case
will he gone over.
NOT P-QR CASH
I There have been Intimations that the
companies would be willing to mak
some payment on acount to the city
j if only tholr exclusive franchise be pre
served Intact. The complaint calls for
reversion of the franchise to the muni
cipality for common use under proper
regulation anil this is the crucial Issue!
Ail tht stock of the Consolidated 'om
pany Is owned by the New York Edison
Company and Is voted at the annual
Hirelings by Its counsel, Henry J. Hem- I
men, me -New xora leteftnone com-
pnny owns n per cent, of ths Empire
City Company and MM Kdison Company
th reina.tc-.e S per rnnt. Frank II.
BethsU. Vlci -President of ths New
York Telephone f'ompanv, votes the
sto K at the pet functor annual meet
ings. The balance sheet of the i.'onioll-
dated shows It to have I19.0un,0) of ca
Nothing is more satisfactory to the1
two freat puui.e strvlcs corpora tlona
th n tha delay that has prevailed dur-
Ing the ten yeara of ut'gition. If tha
C i . n be drAgged along for ten years
more, i: elr vxjils.vo posjes-.lon of w re
tUbways a III continue. Ill former
years fc.ir of competition was the prln
r pal Incentive to maintain their hold.
New thsrt Is another bORey man. more
power' il and more threatening than
corporation competition. This m kov
srnm ntal ownership,
There cons Id arable speculative talk
In corporate circles about the municipal
OS'inri-hip theories of Mayor-elect Joh i
Purrny Mitchell, Publlo service cor
porattona hkVa more fear now of Gov
ernment undl rt.iklnrs tcan of coriiora
tlon oomi eUtors."SThlj Is becaisie va;'l-
down the ml
i.nmlssions have laid
that one well regulated
monopoly in certain Unas of service it
b tter than two rSCklajfly competing
npan.es. Particularly has this the-
Dry prcvaueu rognrning reiepnons ser
vicetwo telephones often being pro-
nouneSd a nuisance.
11 is oa nil-ship "f the Empire City
Subway Company and exclusive control
of low tension underground conduits In
Manhattan and the llronx that Intrench
the New York Telephone Oompan)
more securely than any otbr harrier.
While the poilcy of hoth courts and
city government has been to keep out
dual telephone service, yet the city k
Sndeavorlng to Bet back the franchise
for eta trleal subways that was so free
ly given away. Control over these ar
isriag uf communication would lie a
powerful leverage In protecting the pun-
lice against overcharge and high rates.
as for example ths discrimination prac-
,V the telephone i ompany Impos
ing an extra five cent penalty On mes
sages bntWSSn Manhattan uud Brook
lyn, glSO between Manhattan and the
CALLS AN EGG STRIKE.
Atlantic Ity'a Mayor Would Taboo
Hen l-'rnlt I III Price Itrops.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J, NOT. 18.
' Mayor Hlddle of this lty wants the
I public to loin him m abstaining from
I eating eggs until the price Is reduced o
1 the poor inn again afford to buy them. In
. an appeal to the citizens of Atlantic
City he said:
"I am willing to lead If cltlsens will
follow me In abstaining from eggs alto
gether until Ihsy can be purchased In
the markets a( a reasonable figure. If
all thu people in the country could be
brought to ses the point comers would
Big Garden Comes Into
I ts Own Once More, and
Like a Roman Arena
Resounds to the Clatter
of Hoofs Lifted High by
of the Turf.
The Horse ha come Into hla own
My automobile for a horse!
Ta-tu-ra! Ta-ia-r.i! Ti ra-ta-ra, tra
in, la-la. Tig the bugla'a marry bust
suuimoiiinR tin- equina tbrougbbrsda to
the sport of kiiMH.
Ituh-a-dub. dubdub, dull! Thi re goea
the ilium, and now- the crash of brass.
After that a little music, please. Thank
you. Soft, sweet, marry music to Set
tii, horses dancing and prancing, anl
Ir.nii an gnawaring neigh. I.lghta up
Tin' International Horse show la open
at Mndlson Square Qwdon,
Madison Square Oardsnl This Isn't
the Gai deli. Plisndli Boolety and lloise
Ownsra, this Is Koine. The home of
the Caesars, 1!,OIIO years ago. Yes. there
la the ar.na where Spartacus had the
scrap. Where the lion laid down with
the lamb In ildo of him. Where Caligula
what lh deu-c did CallitdlaT Well,
t'here Sera Dinged I'1" fiddle, and thi
ladles of the court turned their th i.nbs
down, when they wcu' l have preferred
turning them Into their ears.
Yes, It Is Home all Home with the
Applan gets. Way In the distance. Upon
S hill Is 'the peepill'S house," and
Human Tammany lies In the lake of
cerulean nine beyond. Over the Ma41-
entrance Is the Kmperor's
box. looking down Into thi amphitheatre
whe.'e 1,000 years ago OtCOM made books
on the chariot races. The Japanese In
vasion of 'ast year has been wipe 1 out.
Did Mt. iaksBhlma has been burled
under Its own snows. Instead la ths
bright b.ue sky of Italy, hung with
There isn't a girder of the old Harden
to be seen. The boxes for the society
queens are outlaid with marble walls.
Tho queans and their ladies will dream
that they dwelt In nuvr-bel haw-ha-halis.
There are onyx marble columns and
cornices ooluinns wreathed with the
trophies of the Caesars, cornices on
which rest the Human arms.
From an artistic standpoint the trans
formation Is s classic of the painter's
brusti and the draper's art The homes
and other edlfl -es of undent Home
titund out In relief uu lbs canvas at the
Fourth avenue end of tho arena. Ths
balconies bask In ths sunshine of yellow
under tbu blue sky which shuts out the
roof. Marble columns adurn tho barrier
wall separntliiR the arena from
I boardwalk w here ritlsens tread.
' Two o'clock this afternoon was the
' hour set (or opi ilng the gates of Home.
fourteen harness horses chafed In the
All morning horses were being led
I ami 'iriv-tn into me nrtsnuu i ny ana
i rent down the runways to stall-stalls
Marries hoi ses. saddle lu eses and agist'
land ponies, trotters arid Jumpers and
other ponies came In groups. They
n.-ighisl Welcomes to ons another, arid
nodded to those they haJ mot last year.
They knew What they were there for,
but if Ihsy had anything to say Juy
k',pt it to themselves.
I'resldent Alfred (iwynne Vanderbllt
of the Nat onal Horse liow Asso.1al.on.
under whose auspices thu Moras Show
s being hi Id, wus on hand esrly. There
was lot for him to do, an.1 he dlj II. ,
CarponterS ati'l decorators were still a.
I w.,rk. ton tin y had rmoenxi rnvir wors i
before the hour of opening, r.vorythins
want ahead as smooth n the marols
walls of Home Mr. Vsridertiilt gave s
luncheon In the OlUbTOOm, tM-hind lbs
members' box, lr. the directors of U.e
association and tlieir guests.
And Mr. Van lerbllt did mors. He re
membered the little orphans ol ths city,
as ho does every year. The balconies,
were reserved for more than 1,011 Of
them. The children were marshalled by
their attendants at the various asylums
to be marched to ths Oarden. The poor
tile cripples, dependent upon the char
ity of a great 'lty, he ordered auto
buses to carry. The city little rards
have lookeil forward to this OCegtlOD
for many m mths. They always do
I hey know Santa Cl.rus Vsnderbilt
After the show each one of them Blli
leave the Uarduri with a subsuntiu!
present It Is their Christmas Day
From the horse standpoint th sho.v
promises to be thu best ever held In the
Garden There are 2.MI exhl dtors and
1, 7a0 entries. Tim programme includes Hi
classes. The horses are from ail part
of the country from Merile Kniilanl
und Im Belli PrSncO, from blooming
llelgiutii, uolil Canada and ley Norwjv ,
from ti,,- s.iamrocks of Ireland ami the
ai'-yiFVJ vi .."-i. .. e o .1 aieo,n-
The cossai ks can ride
All the winners In the shows of last
summer In this country will be In evi
dence. And 10 will all society's favorite
riders. MIms llopeton D, Atterbury will
again be In tn saddle. s- will Mill
Clarlbel Jefferson, Miss Ixiula lng and
Mrs. Thumas J Hegan Mr Vandsrtiilt
himself Is one of the htg exhibitors tin
year and Is going after tha ribbons
Judge Moore, who has won ribbon
enough to decorate all the foreign poten
tates, haa brought in twenty-eight
horses and will himself again handle u
reins. Society's babies, with their maids
orowdrd the IgpsnSlV! boxes to-day anl
cooed at the horses. This is the usu i.
thing at ths Horse Show's first mati
nee. To-night, when thsrs ars good
events scheduled, Mrs. und Miss Society
will be there for a scent of the tanhs
u4 to step stp with lbs high steppers
BOY TELLS HOW
HE ROBBED MM
Let in Antique Shop By Pa
Working Inside; Both Get
Dnink with Proceed!
James Simmons, seventeen ) ears old.
I of No io Seharmsf born street, urook
lyn, and his roommate, James Ityun.
nil eleen. OOnfsSSSd to Ieti" tlvs Marion
to-day that tney had attacked and
robbed Mrs. L, M. CrOWS, an antique
dealer, t Nu &8I Fifth avenue y ester
day afternoon. I'ullceman Ilye of the
Adams street station found Ityan help
lessly drunk at JorgJMIOfl and Oourl
streets, Brooklyn, last night.
Ihe boy had on his hsud a valuable
Jlam md Plnfl His shabby appearsnc
otherwise aro used the curiosity of th.
policeman, who walked him around ami
quostlonsd him Ryan's answer stare
contradictory ami Ilye took him to th.
station. On the way, according to the
Honestly conducted business is
, tremendous in its endurance; so
is the confidence of the public
once it is obtained.'
We have been manufactur
ing underwear for nearly fifty
vein; we have the confidence
of hundreds of the leading
toret and thousands of
wearers endorse our product.
We sol c t your confidence
in our underwear.
I ry and be convinced.
Leading Starts Everywhere
Loot for 'Mt UM
IN FlMH AVENU
policeman, Ityan offered him MO to be
I turned lu se.
W.ien lie was searched two gold
hrateleta anil a wedding ring and IS)
lu hills were found In Ityan's pockets.
Tho jewelry answered tha description
uf that taken from Mrs. i 'rowe. as sent
out In a general jlarm from Manhattan
last night, Ityan then owned up to the
He said that Simmons had been em
ployed by Mrs. t'rowa for two days as
a poller ami. ObSOTVlajg her Jewelry, had
a i uggled Ityan Into the antique etors
yesterday afternoon to help rob her.
n she went to sn office at the back
of the store to put oil her coat and hat
to go home, ityan said he Jumped out
ol a dai-k corner and knocked her down
wlUi a hammer wrapped In cloth. The
two then took her Jewelry.
I. nter Ityan said they made a tour of
the saloons of lower Pulton street In
Hiooklyn. Simmons fell In a tenement
hnll unconscious. Ityan said, and hs
himself took all the jewelry end money
ami continued drinking until the police
man found him. The police found Htm
moiis where Ityan said he had left him.
William W. amlls Dead.
POUOHKMPSIB, N. T.. Nov. 15.
Willlam W Smith, who made a fortune
In Ihe confectionery business and spent
a large part of It Tn phllsnthruplc gifts,
d ad at his home here to-day. He was
eighty-five years old. Mr. Smith began
his business OSjftsr selling cards from a
8. Alltttati & (So.
announce for Monday, Nov. 17th,
An Extraordinary Sale of
.Imported Hand -made Laces
A Sale of Imported Hand-made
Filet Lace Table Covers,
and a Special Offering: of
Reversulb.e Velour Portieres '
at exceipt&oEia.Oy low prices
tsWDOlf. .fee llAt
allrr to-day a suffrsgette
threw a ripe tomato and a
Justice LawrssMs. Her aim woo soest
Ths hammer shattered the glass gSB
rounding the prisoners' dock. faVs
tomato I pattered several eminent aXBsss
The outburst interrupted tke trial si
Rachel Pssros. ss "srsonette." .
The tomato and hammer were ehssrsa
in ths midst of a violent and drasasnns
outburst during Justice
charge to the Jury. Suffrsgetts
tors etoo i ip and yelled "Shame'
"Cnfalr" at the Magistrate.
The Court ordered the room oP.
snd bailiffs put the woman out.
was a general scuffle snd the
panes of the couttroom wars ema
The hsmmer thrower and four
women were srrested.
Miss Pear -e. charged with setting tsw
to The Rims, a country mansion Sit
Hampton Court, was ,-onvlcted snd sesj-ten-3d
to lg'.tsn months smpflsannnsnt
Company ia inspired
by a persistent pur
pose to produce per
fect biscuit and to de
liver them in perfect
of this purpose haa
resulted in the build
ing of modern baker
ies, in the invention of
new machinery, in
the exercise of un
ceasing care, in tha
selection of finest in
gredients. The perfect products
of the National
are delivered toyou in
some in packages
with the famous In-er-seal
some in attractive
small tins and soma
from the familiar
Always look tor that i