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GAMBLING MEN GRUMBLE. TAMMANY LET* TOO MANY INTO THE GAME, THF.Y SAY. CITY IS FAIRLY OVERSTOCKED WITH LAW BREAKING RESORTS, AND THE PRO FESSION IS KICKING. ftberc are strong indications that the men who run poolrooms, crap pames, pol'cy shops and sramMins houses of all kinds In this city under the protection of the police are In a surly and dangepiu? mood just now, because the irri tating conviction has dawned upon them that •h ■>•. ■lIIWI ptidC and boast it is that they Krow rich by fl< f -<inK the 'siucker." are them si-!\ep l.oing tteecd and played for "suckers" by !h" leaders of Tarnmaaiy Hall through the agency of a Board which does not appear in the TUy i'.pcord, but is much more active and powerful than some which do. This Board draws no pay from the municipality, issues no rfi" ns. holds no open sessions, but gets through q j.reat deal of business and produces a great deal <if revenue. It is known in all the dark tbe oity as the "Gambling Commis : :<..n." koA it? members do not display any hadlT of membership or court undue notoriety (ccause of th»-ir connection with it: in fact. th. j y might sue any one for libel who published th< ir names as "Gambling Commissioners." Bat the pamtjling house keepers know, it is stiia. tnat this Board consists of at least one, and some say two, State Senators, the Com mis-si.rr.er of a big city department and the kins I'm of Uw poolroom pamblers. Now. if curiosity should prompt any reader of this ar tirlp to ask the Police Commissioners what they know ai.out this Gambling Commission, he i be told "Nothing at all." But the gam blfac houso keepers declare they know it too well. At nm the gamblers thought it was a fine insiitution, conducted on sound business r.rin. ij.'.es. giving good value for the tax it im ,..-=M. and really the friend of the profession. Now they reoo^tfw that the Board is "doing" them, and thf-y are threatening to make a -kick." BIOW THE "COMMISSION" WORKS. This is how the "Gambling Commission" per f<rms its functions, according to Information yen by some of its "squealing" victims: When "any one wants to open a gambling house he first applies to the police captain of his pre circt. This application must be accompanied by a fee ranging from £300 for a poolroom down to m for an "envelope" game. The captain then Investigate* the ability of the applicant to pay his monthly dues and his reputation as a | "F.porf who can be relied upon to stand by the ' police and keep a close month, etc. If the cap tain is satisfied that he can safely vouch for tho "character" of the applicant to the "Gamb'.lnp Commission" the application Is forwarded t< that Board. If the Board rejects the applicati the |900 is returned to the disappointed appli cant, but If the application Is granted the $300 p., to the captain for his services, and there after the gambling house proprietor has nothing more to do with the police. He now begins to pay a monthly fee direct to the Board througr its accredited representatives and collectors The scalp of monthly fees runs about this way: Toolrooms **» a Crap earn** SfSfSSSrt gSute, houses ......................... ; jj*;ESwi! Km elope' pame ".7.7-7." '" a month So long as these fees are forthcoming regu larly and promptly there is nothing to appre hend from the police, and this Is considered' by the gamblers a great improvement on the old i-t^m. where the captain, the sergeants, th< detectives, the roundsmen and the patrolmei had to be propitiated, each having a certait power of blackmail arranged on a sliding seal* 5 . in proportion to his ability to "make trouble." Now it is "hands off" for the police so long as f..es are paid to the "Gambling Commission, ' and th* policeman who would attempt to molest a gambling house keeper in good standing would be promptly punished for it. This system has been working to the satis faction of both sides for months and months, and the revenue collected by the "Gambling Commission" from these sources has been esti mated aE approaching $3,000,000 a year. This may be considered too high a figure, but th' complaining gambling house keepers allege thai It is not. They found it on the following ngur<-> from all the boroughs: Thr«<» hundred poolroom* at $300 a month IM.OO I y i\-r hundred crap g^mes at flso a month fio,w«> Two hundred gambling houses at $150 a month.. 30.00" • rive hundred policy frames at $100 a month 50.0")<i bfv«?r.tv-f!\e envelope g«rnes at fV> a month 3,75u Monthly total $23.'! 7.V) Yearly total $2,503.0ij0 EXPLAINS A FEW THINGS. This fine aggregate, of course, proves highly hctisfactory to the Tammany men who divide it, and explains why several of them who draw no talaries from the city and have no visible means of support yet live luxuriously, fare Bumptu- OSBsfy and keep racehorses, but in the very smoothness and perfection of this money coining scheme lurkf its vital defect. So large has be come the number of men who have applied foi protection to this "Gambling Commission," hold ing out their money and fairly begging the 1 Beard to take it, and so powerful has been the cupidity of the Board that they have been able to reject only a tew applications. The conse quence is that to-day the gambling profession Is overcrowded, the professionals jostle one an oiher for custom, the old hands complain that by letting down the tars the Board has violated an Implied pledge to restrict the number of gam- Wing houses within a reasonable limit, the new eunen are forced to use methods to earn th^ir tax levy which yen among these men' are con , sidered disreputable, everybody i. sore; in a void, so numerous are the sharpers that there ar<» no longer "suckers" enough to go round. It has often been said that any community S^ts about the kind of government It deserves, and republics, especially, get just about the kind of government the majority really wants. Again and again the newspapers of this city have ex pesed sith a wealth of detail the brazen way in which the Tammany Police Commissioners , allow lawbreakers of certain kinds to ply their trade wide open, and little has come of it. The police hide behind the old pretence that they will suppress any lawbreaker against whom com f plaints are filed, but add that nobody flies such mjjlaints. If an attempt is made to lay four cartracks in Amsterdam-are., for Instance, mass meetings are held, a powerful agitation is aroused and results are accomplished. Cooper Union can be crowded for a week to hear dis cussions on "trusts"; citizens will turn out in crowds to shout out their sentiments about -a war in South Africa, but the number of people •who feel outraged to the point of raising a vig orous protest by the fact that their paid police wink at the violation of the gambling la\^, is significantly Email. Possibly a decrease at least In the number of these . lawbreakers may now b. effected by the great law of supply and de mand. When President York of the Police Board was asked what he had to say to the statement that the poolroom keepers and gamblers paid about $3,000,000 a year for protection he refused to discuss the matter. The Police Commissioners yesterday aft.er noon held an executive session, and It was said that the subject of the wide open town was discuesed. Commisßioners Hess and Sexton were the first to come out of the President's room, where the conference wae held, and they declared that they had nothing to say. Com missioner Abell and President York, who fol lowed, preserved as dense a silence as their colleagues. Chief Devery was equally uncom municative, and nothing coold be learned of what the Board intends to do. if anything, tow ard the suppression of wide open gambling. POLICE PUT ON A SPURT. USUAL RAIDS OX A FEW PLACES AFTER PUBLIC EXPOSURE- M'KENNAS PLACE IN" THE LIST. The gambling house keepers always bear pa tiently with their friends the police when those officials feel themselves forced by a renewed ex posure of their tolerance of vice to make a few raids. "What is a raid or two among friends?" they say. "Appearances must be kept up." The usual thing happened yesterday. Captain Brown, of the East Sixty-seventh-st. station, sent Detective Collins to the Park View Hotel, at Seventy-ninth-st. and Thlrd-ave., In the afternoon to see if there was any evidence to be obtained of a poolroom there. Collins found W. J. Rellly, the proprietor, there, and made a bet of $2 with him on a horserace. Then he arrested Rellly an 3 arraigned him !n the Yorkville Court. Reilly told Magistrate Flammer he took the bet. but it was a private wager, and that his place is not a poolroom. He was held for examination on Tuesday, and was balled by Moses Gluck, of No. 1,429 Third-aye. John McKenna's poolroom, one of the biggest and best known in New-York, was entered by the police while there were two hundred men in It watching the big bulletin hoards. MrKonna. paid to lie a member of the Metropolitan Pookmakers' Association, was sitting behind one of the cages, and after Detective Glennon had mad., a bet "i »2 with him on a New-Orleans race he was arrested and taken to the West Thirti. ;h-st. station. The poolroom is at No. 109 West Thirty-fourth-st.. just off Broadway. It has been known as the Caterers' «'lub. McKenna had an elaborately arranged place. When the arrost was made the two hundred men present in less than a minute made a rush for the exits and were in the street. They then stood in front of the building. A crowd was attracted from Broadway by the people rushing out of the pool r..nm. A big gathering was soon watching the McKenna was taken to Jefferson Market Court later in the afternoon and held In JI.OOO ball for trial. Captain Diamond, of the Flfth-.«t. station, two flete< lives and four patrolmen last ni^ht made several raids on gambling places. it No 2>3 Bowery, a ci^ar store kept by Bt. »•! nersteir.. in the rear room they arrested Frank Smith, of No 142 East One-hundred-and-tenth-st . on the charge of conducting a gambling place. Three patrons were ali<o arrested. A red and black pame, a Klondike panic. U3OO chips and a lot or dice were c< nflscated. At, No. 253 Bowery, a cisr-sr store the proprietor of which the police profess n«! to know, In the rear room they arrested Charles Miller, ot ->o. MM East F.iKhty-third-st.. on tho charge of oper ating a gambling room. Two of his customers were also arrested, and 1.4 M chips, a Klondike came. a red and black same, dice tables, poker tables and a lot of canls were seized. No 23 Thlrd-ave. there is a room over the saloon called the Astor Place Hotel, kept by S'raubh & Zimmerman. The police arrested Frank Smith of No. «i 7 Second-aye.. on the charge or keeping a gambling room and three of his pa trons They seized l. •'■•>' chips, s Klondike game, i game of" red and black, rouleu.-- wheels, keno ■4r.d faro outfits, cards, etc. Magistrate Cornell caH^.i at the Fiftb-st, police station at 1:30 o'clock and accepted bail for the prisoner?. CHARGE OF SWINDLING NOT TRESSED. Charles Moore, all;.? "Chappie Moran": Thomas Carr. Frederick Williams and John Davis, who were arrested on Thursday evening in a room on the top floor of Mo. IS3 West Thlrty-fifth-st.. by de tectives of the West Thirtiet'.i-st. sta i m. on com ■>!alnt of J. L. Johnson, of the Broadway Central Hotel, who <=aid that he- had been swindled out of : S4O were discharged yesterday in the JriTerson Market police court, as Joans refused to press .he complaint. Magistrate Cornell, in discharging the men, told Tohnson that he was fully us K'Jilty of fraud as the men against whom he had made complaint. COMSTOCK FOLLOW? THE POLICE. Anthony Comstock, with ten men from th<> Essex Market Court squad and t.lnnk warrants, went to So. 2^3 Bovory. the first place closed by Captain "Diamond, at 9:80 o'clock to close it himsr-lf. He was uirprlsed to find the arrests already made by Cap ain Diamond. He made a 'search of the build lowever and in the cellar found a lot of tables, -• (>V) bins and other tramM^rs" paraphernalia that Diamond's :n>n had evidently overlooked. This wa» -eized and carted away. W TEST WHALERS RIGHT. PREVAILING RATE OF WAGES QUESTION EXPECTED TO BE TAKEN TO COURT. A movement was started in the Brooklyn League yesterday to test the right of Corporation Counsel Whalen to confess judgments against the city on claims for back pay by city employes under the "prevailing rate of wages" law. There will be a meeting of lawyers of the league on Monday evening to discuss the subject, and it is expected that some member of the league will begin a taxpayer's suit to determine if the Corporation Counsel can legally confess Judg ments against the city in cases of the claims. The question as to the alleged repeal of the 'prevailing rate of wages" law In 1599 probably will be brought before the courts in the suit and carried up to the Court of Appeals. It was asserted yesterday that the position taken recently by Corporation Counsel Whalen as to confessing judgments against the city is in direct contradiction to the position which he took a little over a year ago. Then he contended that ex-Corporation Counsel Scott had exceeded hi.s authority as Corporation Counsel in compro mising the suit of John O'Brien and Other aque duct contractors against the city. Mr. Whalen at that time tried to have the courts set aside the judgment against the city which had been confessed by Mr. Scott, although Controller Fitch, Mayor Strong and the Aqueduct Commis sioners had given their sanction to the settle ment of the suits lv»^ advice of eminent counsel who had been engaged by the city to contest the claims of the contractors. Controller Coler said yesterday that ho would have an Investigation as to the possible repeal of the "prevailing rate of wages" law, and he would have made a careful tabulation of the claims in which the Corporation Counsel has confessed judgments. He said he had no opin ion to offer, and no further statement to make on the subject at present. Corporation Counsel Whalen did not go to his office until yesterday afternoon. He said he had nothing to add to the statement which he made on Thursday evening, that the "prevailing rate of wages" law had not been repealed by the act of 18J»0. DYIXQ CONFESSION MAY CLEAR WISE. A PIUSONER IN ENGLAND SAYS HE COMMITTED THE BEABLET MURDKR. The Scotland Yard authorities have Informed Chief Inspector Watts of the Boston police that James Sweeney, formerly of Host on, !s said to havo admitted on his deathbed that he, and not Edward Wise, killed Charles F. Reasley, a cab driver, lti West Twenty-nlnth-st.. Manhattan, early on No vember S, UH. Wise is now under sentence of death for the crime. Assistant District Attorney Blumenthal. who prosecuted him. said yesterday that. Inasmuch as it was proved that Wise was with Sweeney at the time of the murd.-r. he was equally suilty. Abra ham Levy, who was Wise's counsel, sail that he would the case In the Court of Appeals in a few days If the decision should be adverse t,> Wise he wouM use the confession in a petition to the Governor for clemency. Wise, after h;s arrest, admitted that Sweeney was the murderer. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. MARCH 10. 1900. RESTRICTIONS ON TRUSTS. MR. DILLS ADDRESS BEFORE MASSA CHUSETTS REFORM CLUB. Boston, March 9.— The subject under discus sion by the Massachusetts Reform Club this evening was "Possible Legal Restrictions In the Formation and Conduct of Large Corporations or Trusts." About seventy-five members as sembled at Young's Hotel, where they enter tained at dinner two guests, who were the chit f speakers of the occasion — James B. Dill, of New- York, and Edward S. Keasbcy. of Xewark. N. J. Moorfleld Storey presided. Mr. Dill's subject was "The Proposed Corporation Act of New-York." Ho said in part: In 1892, In the State of New- York, wit> a New- Jersey charter, with New-Jersey powers and more than New-Jersey's freedom from State supervision and publicity, and at New-Jersey's rate of Incorpo ration tax. there was incorporated by special act of the New-York Legislature the largest business corporation organized under New-York's laws, with a capital to-day In excess of $34,000,000. The act was passed by the Legislature and ap provod by the Governor upon the ground that, If New-York refused these citlzenn of New-York a New-Jersey charter, with New-Jersey powers and at the cost of a New-Jersey corporation ($25.0ti0 less than the New-York rate), they would Incorporate In New-Jersey and not in New-York. For this announced reason the General Electric Company was granted, by Chapter 323 of the Laws of 1892, power to do mercantile business practically to the same extent as an Individual might do— authorized to buy, sell, deal in securities and stocks of other corporations, to borrow money without limit and on such terms as the directors might see fit, to issue mortgages Hti<i bonds without restriction as to amount, placing no limit upon the authorized capi tal of the company, providing in express language that ther<- should be no personal liability of stock holders excepting for money due to laborers, requir ing no annual reports excepting a statement of the amount of its capital actually issued, and an amount which its debts did not oxceed, and the amount to which Its assets at least equal, a purely nominal report requiring no real disclosure, and expressly exempting the company from the usual restrictions of the New- York law. The New-York organization tax upon the capital Issued to-day of this 'ration would amount to 142,838. At the rate fixed by its charter, the com pany has paid, or should pay, $16,935 50, and has thus paved itself, and the State has conceded. $25,402 50— a concession granted by the Legislature upon the ground that the same reduction of taxes could be obtained In the State of New-Jersey. What Is still more significant. Governor Roswell P. Flower, a man whose integrity, wisdom anl business foresight at that time were well known, and to-day are almost worldwide, in approving the bill said: "The measure is approved, because it is claimed that its objects cannot well be secured under the general laws, and because its approval will keep within the State a corporation ready to invest a large amount of capital, and which, without the concession allowed by its proposed charter, would be incorporated under the laws of New-Jersey. The reduction of the tax for Incorporation from one olghth of 1 per cent upon the capital stock to one twentieth of 1 per cent is to make the- tax tiniform with that required by the laws of New-Jersey, so far as this corporation Is affected. There is a growing nttment in favor of less severe restric tions in our corporation laws, to the end that the im'estment of capital may be encouraged within the State. This is In line with the recommendation of my annual message, and reveals a tendency, which. In my judgment, is wise, and will result beneficially to industrial and commercial Interests." PAPERS TAKEN OUT IN NEW-JERSEY. Mr. Dill went on to outline the features of the Stock Corporation law of IS9O, and quoted the new section added to it In 1539, practically doing away with all publicity. Continuing, he said in part: At the beginning of 19f>0 $2,000,000,000 of New-York capital had gone to the State of »w-Jer*ey to be incorporated under New-Jersey's laws, returning to New-York State to do business in New-York, to be listed on her. stock exchanges, to he treated in New-York as foreign capital, rather than tr> in rr.rpnrate tinder the Inws nf th" State of York. More than this, the attitude of her press, the attl tude Of the bar. th« attitude Of the great . om mercial associations, was distinctly hostile to tho policy of the State pursued toward corporations. After quoting Governor Roosevelt's remarks In his annual messag« of January of this year, urslr.s: that the laws of this State should be «o drawn a* to prote.-f and encourage corporations which do their honest duty by the public, and making; th* pnlnt that laws for the supervision nnd publicity of the affairs of corporations are needed quite as much for the. s«ake of the hon»st corporations a» for the pake of th* public, Mr. IMII proceeded to discuss the pending corporation bill, which cm bodles the Governor's views, saying In part: The question arises at the outset whether the act is pro-trust or antl-trusrt, in the common accepta tion of the term, and whether it in in favor ol or opposed to combination. Th« answer to this propo sition i-> that the bill la framed in conformity to the message of Governor Roosevelt, "that our laws should lie «r» drawn as to protect the corporations of integrity which do their honest duty by th* public." Thr- converse of this proposition has been made of primary Importance. Every precaution that careful study cotild suggest has been taken against dishonest capital and dishonest manage ment So far as anti-trust, commonly taken, means op position to dishonesty In any form, opposition to majority control of the minority. opposition to Improper disposition of. or, rather, dlversli n of. profltH which honestly belong to the stockholders; so I ir as over* apitalutation, fictitious value in the issue of stock for consideration, fraudulent pro motion, vicious financiering, concealed speculation in the stock by officers because of secret Informa tion the stockholders did not possess— far as thf-se features, with their attendant train of evils, aro concerned, the bill Is Vigorously anti-trust. A BID FOR HONEBT ENTERPRISE. The chapter which deals with promotions pro moters, annual stockholders' balance sheets and annual reports as an entirety from start to finish is aimed not only to suppress these evils, but to prevent their inception and birth. No promoter with dishonest propositions and no financier with secret or Improper considerations will voluntarily choose a New-York act for an organization. To the extent that a trust Is commonly described as a small body of men surrounded by a large body of water, the act is anti-trust from start to finish. New-York by this act attempts to attract capital to the State, not only to keep the capital of New- York within her borders, but to go outside and at tract capital from other ates. New- York desires to induce incorporailve capita] of Integrity to come within the State, and not only for the sake of the returns bj way. of taxes to the State, but to make Nevr r York .the financial centre of t le United States. New-York In her proposed legislation recognizes the fact that the Industrial corporations to-day and combinations of capital must not in their opera tions be limited to a single S'atr- that produced them, and therefore she has given them the. widest permission, so far as her own laws are concerned, to go forth and do business in other States, but with th" limitation that they are always subject to the local laws of the State in which they go. New- York, however, In passing this law has not for gotten the denunciations which the courts of other States have uttered against tramp corporations. Note, too, has been made of the decisions of the courts of France holding that If the nationality of a corporation depends upon the place of its incor poration and upon its prlr. [pal office it can be treated as a foreign corporation only upon the con dition that its corporate ofllco tn the place of its incorporation be of an effective and serious char acter, and that it has not been transported abroad in a purely fictitious manner for the purpose of escaping the rules of public order prescribed by the French law for the creation and directing of com panies. And so when New-York Invites capital to come into New-York to incorporate it must first as an essential feature be part of tht> Btate of New- York, it must be of New-York, and as an honest existing corporation of NVw-York it may go forth Into other States to do business, but always sub ject to the laws of those. oth«r States. The Supreme Court of the United States held that a corporation of one State may do business In another State, subject to two limitations: First, to the permission of the State which created it. and, second, to the. limitations or restrictions of the State into which It proposes to go. Therefore, in this connection it is Important to call your atten tion to the bill introduced by Samuel Slater, esq.. in the Assembly, which defines the, conditions under which New- York will admit other corporations to her own State. They must be honest in name. Foreign shams and frauds, whether in nanw 1 or in reality, are rigorously excluded, and in the Slater act for the first time Is laid down the principle fnr all foreign companies that no foreign corporation except a National bank may hold any meeting or meetings nf stockholders within New-York's bor ders. TO KEEP OUT SHAM CORPORATIONS. The effect of this legislation is worthy of more than passing attention. It Is an attempt to la) down the "ThOU shalt not" to furelKH corporations; It Is a clear legislative enactment that a tramp cor poration should not be tolerated, nut should be treated as b partnership to all intents and pur poses, ii is effective, and formulates the rule that one State may not spawn corporations of its own upon other States; that a corporation must have an actual bone li<le existence in the State which created It before it can go Into other States. Mi gration Into New-York from other States Is for bidden. While New-York seeks to keep her own capital and to attract other capital, she only nso Irs capi tal of a certain kind. Sli- puts no premium upon Incorporated wind, on the contrary, by the Slater lii 1. U> which 1 have referred, she forbids it to conic within her borders. While capital Is Invited, but only capital of in tegrity Is admitted, that capital must devote itself to certain detlned lines of business. Mon- than this, not only Ir capital Invited to come from Mas sachusetts and incorporate; not only do we say to all the States that capital of integrity is welcome In New-York for the purposes of orifilnal incorpora tion, bat we go, perhaps, one step further than legislation has (one before, and we invite capital already Incorporated In other States to move bod ily Into Mew-York and )v a New-York corpora tion by the tiling of a. certificate pursuant to Sec tion .V.i of the act. What are the Inducements to capital? New-York proposes to attract capital by treating capital as Innocent until proved guilty. The trend of legis lation in too many States is to the proposition that aJI Incorporated capital is guilty until proved in nocent. From the New-York act nil of thoto pro- visions which provide for the liability of stockhold ers and directors upon the happening of circum stances over which they have no control are re moved. THE RIGHTS OF STOCKHOLDER?. i'he one principle running through the proposed New- York act is that within certain well defined limits corporations of Integrity may select th^ir own plan of procedure, may draw their own cer tificates "f Incorporation, may create or limit their own powers and may differentiate between their stockholders, provided all of this is contained in the certificate of incorporation itself, so that he who runs may road, not only the powers, but ail of the limitations which make ap the corporate ex lstence Publicity is limited to publicity to the Btockholdi rs. The statute provides for absolute, free and untrammelled publicity to every stock- As to the penalties upon the stockholder and the officr, th whole bill fa drawn upon the principle that it la better not to have the lawyers busy wish the question how to avoid the law. but to keep the counsel occupied with the proposition con- Btantlj before him how to keep his clients, the di rectors, tn office by not vioutii.tr the law . iho principle long ago expressed of preventing railroad collisions by tying a director on the cowcatchei of every expreHs train, is exemplified by the la* of tho State of New-York, and collisions, whether rear end or otherwise, with the provisions of the law, are prevented by providing an effective and self-acting remedy for the violation of the law. namely thai In case of the violation of th<> la* as to publicity or otherwise, the director Instantly, by the very act of violation, goes out of office and loses all his right to salaries, emoluments or other returns from his official position. The cure of overcapitalization is publicity. New-York suggests the theory that corporate Ptock but represents a fraction of the corporate entity, and that each 000 share of a company with fa.ooo of as^rtw represents but one-tenth of the who!.- corporate property. And along the line of the English provisions New-York has first safe guarded the Isaue of stock by providing that an stock shall be l^ld subject to payment at its par value In cash, unless before the issuance of the stock a contract shall tx filed In the registered office of the company which shall truly and fully disclose in detail th inslderation for which the stock Is Issued. And. furthermore, that all stock Issued for my consideration except for cash shall have stamped across the fa f it a statements that It Is Issued other than for .'ash, and stating where the contract is Bled which discloses truly the consideration of tl" 1 stock. In the absence of notice to the contrary, all stock la held Bubject to the payment in full for c.i^h I'tnl. r this provision of the New-York law the rule of "caveat emptor" properly applies, be cause every purchaser of stock not only is warned, but has full knowledge of the facts. In conclusion, permit me to ask you the ques tion at your leisure to consider, as to whether the " evolution of Industrial enterprises Is not >>rln«l::«; the Nation to 8 position Where a National Corporation law is required, Sporting (Soobs. HENLEY IKTS HENLEY B. Golf Balls ■AM*li IMCKI.I'.-i A <<>.. I (to \\ Illliim St. (Dcean Steamers. KAST EXPRESS BERVICXft BOUTHAMITON. BREMEN. •K. Wmi der Oroasr Mur i:'.| 'Saale Apl. 3 Lahn Mar. .i>: *K. Wm. der Oroeae. .Apt. li> •Kals. Mnr. Th Mar. 27 1 •L*hfl Apl. 17 i tepai tur« 10 A. M. •CALIFS AT CHERBOURG KOR PARIS. Twin Bcre« Pauaenger Service; SOUTHAMPTON, LONDON. BREMEN. Bremen. ...Mar. 15, 10 A. M.I Rheln Apl. 19. Noon Fr. der (Jr.. Apl. 5, 10 A. M. I Bremen Apl. if.. 2 P. M. Mediterranean Ben lee, fllßit.M.T.Mt. NAI'LES. QENOA. YVorra Mar. lii| Kras Apr. 7 Trave Mar. 2>|W«-rra Apl. 14 Aller Mar. 31 1 K. Wm. II Aprl. l>eparture v A. m. OELRICHS tk CO., XO. T> BROADWAY. Louis ir. Meyer. -ir> South Third St.. I'hlla. HAMBUnNS-AMEIRIIGAM LDMIF. TWIN SCREW EXPRESS BERVICE TO PLYMOUTH fIiONDON). CHERBOt'RO (PARIS) AM> HAMIURO. F. Blsm'ck..M<h. 16, 10 AM IC. Frledrlch. . .Apl. 12, Noon A. Victoria... Apl. fi. 10 AM Columbia. ... Apl. 19, lOA.M TWIN-SCREW PASSEXOER SERVICE TO PL.YM OUTH (LONDON). AND IIAMBURO. Also N. V.— Ham burg Ptiect. Pretoria Mch. 10, 1 P.M.I Patricia. . .Moh. 24. 11A.M. Palatla Mrh. IT f,A. M. G.Walder*ee.Mch.ai.s:3o AM PARIS HOTEL ACCOMMODATION reserved foi Company' passengers on application. toh (LsibugQ th',.: D3QBofIDDB(3]GD-G: §sonou Cruise in NORWAY, tlie NORTH CAPE nr.d BPITZ BERGEN by Twin Screw STEAMER AI'GUSTE VIC TORIA FROM X. V it Ni: 21, from Hambura July 4. 1000. Apply HAMIUmO-AMRTUCAN LINE. 37 It WAY. X. T, dDILOD ffiGDfflO^OflD^ [LDRUIo DACL.T SKRVICK. For Old Pnlnt Camfort. Norfolk, Portsmouth, Plp.n.'r't Point. Newport News and 111 hmond. Va., connecting for P<-tHrßhiirir. ni.'hm-m.l. Vlrtiila Reuch. WaHilnston. D. C. nn^l entlr.- Sou'h and VV.-st. Fr<-li;ht anJ PiK-,.>nß<>r steamers sail from Pier 2fl. North Rlvr. foot of Reach Bt., every werk d.iy SBCtpt iturJay at 8 p. ,vi., «i.J gaturdtr at 4 p m. . U, B. WAUCEB, TraAc Manager. LABOR TROUBLES tN CHICAGO. UNION AND NON'-ITNION MEN CUASH AT VARIOUS POINTS. Chicago. March 9.— Efforts of contractors to-day to place non-union men at 'work on buildings in various parts of the city, work on which had been interrupted by the strike, resulted in several en counters between union and non-union men. and but for the presence of strong guards of police serious trouble migrht haw occurred. At the new OgdensburT Wharf the contractors succeeded in getting eighteen men through the picket lines of the union men. and put them to work. A few bricks were thrown around In prorr iseuous fash ion, but no one was hurt, and the police quickly suppressed the disorder. Strikers and non-union men also clushed near the factory of the Western Electric Company, at Jeffersoi and Consress sts. several fist fights occurring. Chief of Police Klpley to-day agreed to furnish trK- building contractor? al! the police protection necessary for the non-union men, and Ir l« probable that tJ-morrow a stronger and more peneral effort will be made to resume the work of construction on half-finished buildings all over thr> city. Some .ipprehension of more serious trouble Is expressed if the c<.-r. tractors attempt to l>u; large forces or non-union men to work. OVERCOME BY SMOKE IX A TI'XXFL. ENGINEER AMD FIREMAN OX THE QUEEN AICD CRESCENT ROAD PROSTRATED— TRAIN I'KLAYEP. Somerset. Ky.. March 9.— The engineer, named O'Brien, and the fireman of Train No. a, of the Queen and Crescent Railro.xd. which l?ft Cincinnati ,;t 8:50 a. m., were overcome to-day by smoke while passing through the long- tunnel at King's Moun tain, Term. Several members of the Gentry Dog and Pony Show were also overcome, but no one was killed and there was no wreck. O'.Bcials say the train v: .is only delayed an hour The tunnel is about a mile long. FOUND DEAD 13 Hl* ROOM. Washington Irving White, forty years old. who occupied a room in the house of Mrs. John Dev traux. at No. 774 Madison-aye,. was found in his room last evening by George Sawyer, a friend, of Xo. 113 West Thirty-fourth-st.. who had called to (Trcixn Steamers. HAWAIIAN AND PHILIPPINE ISLANDS PACIFIC MAIL S. S. CO. OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL S. S. CO. TOTO KISEN KAIBHA. Between San Francisco. Honolulu. Yokohama. Kobe. Nagasaki. Sh.in«lial. lions Kmi|. Steamers leav* San Francisco 1 I*. M. PEKINO March IS| CHIXA April 7 CMEUC March tLU Ix-KH' \prll 17 11. MARO March 31 NIP MARtT April 2n Fur frelßht. phji«ib-» and general information apply at 840 Broadway, or 1 Uattery riace. Wimhlnston Buil.ilng. and '.N7 Broadway. [FdDfP CPdOOLP-QgD (SB(3B(iD a Steamships of the RED "D" LIKE will gall for S«n Juan and Ponce n* follows: S. S. PHII^AOKI.PHIA Thursday. March 22. 1 P. M. B. B. MARACAIBO Thursday. March Sl 1 P. M. B. S. CARACAS Saturday. April 7. 1 P. M. For fretßht or pu--mgr apply to non.TDN. lILISS x i-»LLKTT. General Managers. J. 13 Front St. OiftflSH'S [^WlDfiTl^nYflfM AUho "Kh many of our Iriniilallw) [£AlriyJ«>!l I" jyi."! 0 Partlea have l.e*n com pleted, we have been able to BO extend our Steamship ar rangements that we are now prepared to accommodate ip> number of passengers at all ratee, $145 to $l 100 for T.»ur» incluaiiiK Ail Travelllns Bxpenaee. Many of the Tours vlelt the Passloß Play at Oberammersaa. Member* of these high-clans tours are A 'I. I'TiTI.Y SITRE OK BUITABLE ACCOMMODATIONS THROUGHOUT. Reg- Istcr at once. Superior arrangements for Individual trav elers. Prosrammea, etc.. from THOS. COOK & SON' 2i!l and 1185 Broadway, New York. /Aj i\j \<D U u MJy Lfu LtsUlMlLia STEXMSHIPS TO GLASGOW VIA LONDONDERRY. From Pier M, North River, foot OS West 24th St. Anchorla March 14. noon! Kthlr.pla April 7. noon Astoria March 24. noon! Anchorla April 21. noon Oibln pai<!>age. f3o and upward. Second Cnbln. tfjo. Steerage. $23.»V> «> $24.50. s PENDBRSON IinOTIIERS. Agent*. 17* IS> If way. N. Y. A - CUXARD IIm: * TO LIVERPOOL VIA QUEEXSTOWN. From . Piers M and 82. North River. Lucanla.. March 10. 1 P. M. Lucanlu April 7, noon Ktrurla... March 17, C. A. M. I Etrurla April 14. 3 P. M Campnnla.Mch 24, 11 \. M. , Campania. April 21. 10 A. m VERNON II ItHOWN Si CO., Qes Agents. 21) BROADWAY, NKW YORK. \ — Wlini: STAU LINK. "h' NKW YORK— KKNSTOWN— LIVERPOOL Oreanli .Mar. 'Jl. N:3O a. ni Oceanic. .April 18. 7:3i> a m Teutonic March 2S, noon Teutonic April 25, noon Genaanic.., .April 4. noon I Germanic ... May | noon For jiaEHtige, fr.-iKhi und geiivi Information apply to WHITE BTAU l.l\i: W ' ' fttr 48, North Rlv«r. Ofllce. 0 Broadwajr, K. T. see him. White was employed In th* «>fflt« ot Badger & Winslow, lumber merchants, it No a Broadway. Dr. Roberts, of No 1 -T2 B--oa<1». was called and said he had been' dead tw.n-t' four hours, and that death had been caused S» heart disease. White had lived at the noose tattZ. year;,. He has » sister living in Stamford Conn The case was reported :o the East Sixty-s*v»m»u« police station. =-v-nin-«. THE XI IX FRY A HEARD FROM. SHE WAS TOWED INTO BERMUDA IX A HELPL^S CONDITION ' Philadelphia. March 9.— Word wag received hers to-day that the Spanish steamer Minerva, which has been on the missing list for some time and had been given up as lost, had been towaa Into Bermuda by the Spar.'sh steamer Ambeto and the German steamer Skyros. The Minerva sailed from Porman. Spain, for Baltimore, with a cargo of iron ore. She encountered heavy gales, and after an her coal had been consumed her machinery became disabled. On February 21 off Cape Hatteras a steamer bound for New- York sighted her and made an effort to tow her. ■ *"•»*«» The hawser parted, however, and the Minerva went adrift. Later the United States revenue cut ter Onondaga went In search of her. but beeom'n disabled was compelled to aban lon the hunt Noth Ing had been heard of the Minerva from that time until to-day. She has a crew of twenty-five men. SXUFF INTERESTS rnXsoi.l IHTED. A NEW COMPANY FORMED UNDER THE LAWS OF -..'EKSEY It was announced in W.tll Street yesterday that the negotiations for consolidating the snuff Inter ests of the country had teen carried to a success ful conclusion, a now company having been fr>rme4 under the laws of New-.j. ■•■-. . with a capital stock of J25.000.0C0, divided equally into common and pre ferred shares. This new company will take over all the snuff business of both the Continental To bacco and American Tobacco companies, aa well a3 the Atlantic Snuff Company and Hetaae Snuff Com pany. The formal merger of the two la3t named companies with the new company, it is said was made on Thursday. Tt is reported that Georee A Helme. head of the H<>'me Snuff Company, w:u be president of the consolidated company. epeeuu Quamcrs. FRENCH LIKE. pOMPAGNIE .GENERALE TRANSATLA* V TIQUE. PIKECTT LINE TO HAVRE — PARIS' (France). Sailing every Thursday M 1" A. M From Pier N> •<-. North V.: •■:■ foot BSSMSBI St. L'Aqultalne March Iftl La Bretasne April • La Oasccsne March 23, L'Aqulialn« AprllU La T. urmloe. . .. M.ir. ta -■ U r.ascojtne April V* Accommodations reserved In 'he Grands Hot«I» o-l Trccadero during the I'arls sirlon. „ C.*Ti<.r»l Aijtiu'y for United States and Canada. SB Broadway. New York. ■■11T ROUTE TO TI!K PARIS EXPOSmOB* HOLLAND AMERICA LINE. Xew York — Rotterdam — ftlwtii<«B)l via Bouloicne-**" rner. 3Vs hours distant fr<>m either Paris cr LoniVn. Xew twin screw steamers I'otsdam. Statendam SSi Rotterdam. Winter rate: first class, JSO and upwaia; second class. $37. All other steamers carry one claa» •» cabin passengers; >."!7 anJ upward. Apply to H'H.l.\Nt> AMERICA LIKE. 39 Broadway \Mr.KUAN LINK. FAST EXPRESS SERVICE. .' NEW" YORK— SOUTHAMPTON I.ondoV. CALLING WESTBOUND AT CHKRBOLTMa Halllm WetSneadays at 1" A. M. Pt. Paul March 14! St. Paul A ( *,? ■ K.^n-inKton March 21 St. Louis April Jl N'-w York March 2S; New Tors April 15 ts.-vil.iNi; .\r 12 NOOK. RED STAB LINK. XEW YORK— ANTWERP— PARIS. Every Wednesday at 12 noon. „ Westernland .. March 1«! Noorrtland M*rs.^M * r s.^ •Kensington March 21 : rrtealaad ..... ....^..Aprll « •These Kteamers carry cabjn and third class passe2f«i at low rat>-s. IXTERXATIOXAL NAVIGATION* COMPANY. Piers 14 and 15. X. R. Ornoe. 7". Broadway. /CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY. • FOP. DATES Of STRASISHir SAILTXCS3 SEE TiUS CULCTBI TO-HOKROW. TIfALLORY STEAMSHIP ! INKS. •"-*- Kr>m New YorV WItIHSW Fridays and SatuMal* FOR TRXAS OEORC.IA AND FLORIDA. _ STRAIGHT and ROUND TRIP TtekeU <*"*J^S points In Texas. Colorado. Ariaona. California. il-s.» ic.. Oeorsia, Florida. *c. Drltiehtful Exeurjiona. Writ* for our liO-puge "Po«lket Guide" t mailed "TJ'V C. 11. MALLORY & CO.. Gen. Aels.. Pier -\>. E. K-. ■ j 1 >! D D LINE. XV For La C.uayra. Puerto Cabello. Cur»ca» M<l ator* callw. via Curacao— Calling also at Puerto Rico. From P.oberts Pier. Brooklyn. _ - ■■. B. S. PHII-ADEL.PHIA TJiursdav. Marea _-. I r. j^ s. S (J-ARAI \.- Saturday. April '• */^. These vessels have superior accommodations ror w~ . .cngen. SO UI.TON. BUSS * P* l^"]?*.