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IDENTIFIED BY TWO MEN
M'AVUFFE WITNESSES PICK
OVTDETECUVE KIERNAN.
■ ■ - -
SAY HE HELPEI» TO « AHIIV MAN FROM
STATION TO CAB ON I»AY OF
MYSTKUKJI'S DEATH.
Detective Sergeant Jacies Kiernan. now at
tached to the Central Office p-jusd. and doing
<Jftect?ve duty there, was Identified early this
morning in the West Forty-seventh-st. police
Etaticr. as one of two men who were seen on
Sunday morning. February 14. carrying a man
from the door cf the tattoo toward a cab that
stood waiting by the walk. The identiflca
■tioii teas made by Aaron Cohen, who says that
Kiem^r. is the man who walk on the left
hand side of the man who was ing carried
to the cab.
John Lenaoa air? declared that Klernan was
teen by hl:n fcclitlm; to carry a mar. from the
station* to a cab. ar.d was walkteß ip the left
hand I
f -.It.. •',-.• platoon were the f.ret to
be irspeetrd by the witnessed that fcaae been
brought forward in The case after tv<. months
■'■<:• There was present as a rerresenta
lire cf District Attorney Jerome .\ss!-rr:.t Pis
:r: • 'Attorney Lord No one was then, to rep
r~^sl Poliot Oomin^Ficner Partridjv. .
Tlic roer. r< re rent to their sectVm rc-'.-n?
T-ben they vr.ir.f In at midnight from p« »roi
gv.", ,;r;.r,r.Bc- to change their unlfwiris
,!;i7er.p iloznlas,. Tlier. they were all brought
erssx :o lh- room in ti.t- front of the station?
v.f.cre jH-v were divided ln*.c two t^f.al squads.
Ha.!/ ff then- werV placed it 1 tw«« !:r.<-p, e«ter»d-
J:iR &<?■•?:■■ the from of the room. facJnej ;->e
cer.trT, ar.d the ™Jher half were pi ed In toe
bacic of the rocrr,. aiso facing th- centre. Cap
tain Donohue cavf orders and Eergeant Bblblea
•r£.>- at the desk.
Le7r..cn was the ,-._. to inspect the lines. He
waKed in front of the men. hot cade no iden
tification. Ccnen foliowed. and with this
platucn had no better paccess.
The ■ten of the second platoon were then
placed In lines. Th^e men were also made to
don citizen's clothing. Kiernan was not in either
at the four line*, but in«=t»ad stood In the short,
■arrow and somewhat dark hallway, leading
from the front room of the station bac* into
the "section" or "squad" room. .
He had his hat on. and it was tipped slightly
forward. He leaned against the vail of the
hallway.
Cohen was the fi-st of the vttneasea to be
tak<r. al^ng the liner.. He aralke I atosjrty and
carefully in frort of the two lines in the front
of the naoas and closely scrutinized the features
of each of thf- men.
Then he shook h!e head slrtvly and turned to
walk across the rocn:. where he waa to Inspect
the men of the two ranks In the back.
Two lines cf I urly policemen were between
him and the hallway in which Kiernar. stood
leanlr.gr against the wall. Cohen had got close
to the front rank of the policameo. when be
happened to glunee through between their
shoulders and saw a form in the hallway at
their rear. He etojij^d euddenU. Then be
Started forward, v.alked up to the front rank of
the men, so that he almost leaned a&ain<u them,
ir . peered through between them Into the hall
*ay. For a minute, or perhaps more, Cohen
stood and stared at Kitrnan.
.'.'That's the man." he suddenly cried out. as
be pointed his outst-etched aim through be
tween the men and btralsht at Kiernan.
•Captain Donohue then ordered Klernan out
rf the hallway Into the bright light of the sta
tion.
Ags:n, and more poslUvely than before. Cohen
said that Klernan waa the man whom he had
Been with another carrying a maji from the
BBstfan on the Sunday morning: that McAuliffe
was found at Slxth-ave. anJ Forty-seventh-st.
toward a cab standing- in front of the station.
Then Kleman stood In the middle of the room
and Lennon -was called to make his tour of the
men Ba axaAe the same identification as Cohen
had lone.
•Then Kiernan came out Into the room he held
his head somewhat lowered; his hat was tilted
down over his forehead to some extent; his
eyes peemed to be nearly half closed, and his
brow was wrinkled. He had the appearance of
trying to avoid identification.
Kiernan was detailed to the West Forty-sev
enth-st. station, and was doing- duty there at
the time of McAuliffe's death. A short time
afterward, within a day or two. he was trans
ferred hack to Police Headquarters. wh*re he
has been doinp detective duty since.
Another identification was made at the inspec
tion. That was the identification of Policeman
John Gilllgan as the man who had stood near
th ii' *■"* the 'mornlnp a man was placed In It
by two ■; . ■, and who had told Cohen "to move
on" and 'to tret to rut of there."
Cohen identMed Policeman Baddlsan as the
man whom he had net In Slxth-ave. yesterday
and who had told him be bad been having alto
gether too much to say nlx>ut the McAullffe
case, and that "h<- knew too much about it,"
and "that the least be had to say and the least
be knew" the 'nettet an**" he would be.
Two policemen were not in the station at the
time of the inspection. Policeman Loefner was
away, i: being his night off. Policeman Wen
dci: was on pica: leave. Mr. Lord said that he
would have the men both present at some
fnfere time ar.d reviewed by the witnesses.
. Kieman while doing duty in the West Forty
eeventh-st. precinct was not. strictly ."peaking.
attach' to the precinct. His chief duty was to
watch for pickpockets and vagrants in Uroad-
ay.
After the identification Assistant District A;
tom»y Lord said there would i><* no arrest last
nljjht.
■ The policemen will probably be summoned to
lay before th Police Commissioner as well as
the District Attorney.
Captain r<onohu«- would say absolutely noth
iSE rerarding the identification. Kiernan him
self ltft the station at once and refused to make
any abatement. He started it was said, on his
way to Police Head/jnarters.
•>erjreant Shlbjes, it is said, was nt the desk
on the night that MeAuiiffe was arrested and
taken la the Elation.
Jaraes J. KSernan was appointed to the police
force en November 3 ISS2. He was appointed
detective sergeant on November 27. MM. He
was bom in ISM. Is married, and was a line
man before Joining the department. He lives
Mm baa w!f at So. 3T>r? East One-hundredl-«ad
«J*ty-fifth-st_
VLAIMB VlfOOjm WEOM V. R.
ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN GOING TO WASHING
TON TO PRESENT CHURCH'S CASE.
Chicago. April 9.— The Most Rev. Patrick W. Rlor
dan. Archbishop of San Francisco, is in Chicago, en
route to Washington, where he will remain for at
least a xortr.ight.
Archbishop Riordan's principal purpose in visit
ing the national capital, it is said, is to arrange for
the flr.r.l nettlerm-nt of the claims of the California
<om« V> at !lc m!sßlo n ». an outgrowth of the ees
"" < 2 n ?- ( ' a;if<| rnia to ih<- t'ntted States, in which
♦i.iwu.ong is Sr.vo.ved.
rr;: - - LA RAIUMiAD ■ ai. BBRVICB
. . Ifjj^? 1 an<l Inexpenelve. 'Phone 9l£ t 18th Street.
• *Nt nr.d inexpensive. 'Phone 814. 18th Street.
The President and Governor tfeSweeney of South
Carolina on the revenue cutter Algonquin.
VOTE IX THE LANDSTIIINO
MAJORITY FOB RATIFICATION, WITH
POPULAR VOTi: AFTERWARD.
SOME COMPROMISE "X THE POSITION OF
THE TWO HOI SES WII.T. HAVE
To BE REACHED.
(Op.vrlKlit; 1802: By Tlw Trib'ino Association.)
i Special to The Tribune by French Cable.]
Copenhagen. April 6— The secret session of
the Upper House to-day resulted In three re
ports. Th- majority report, favored by thirty
flv« members, defers the ratification of the
treaty until a vote ran be taken In the Islands
by qualified or property suffrage. Kight Inde
pendent members voted for ratification with a
popular vote in the islands afterward. About
twenty-one government Supporters voted for
ratification outright, following the example of
the Lower Hou:-». Th. m- reports will be pre
sented in open section, and the two houses will
be forced to effect For.;? compromise. Probably
the final result will be ratification, with a sub
eequent popular vote in the islands.
The resolution of the fight indt.'i»>:id<>nts is a
natural comjiromlf. Th' JuliilaJit-n of; the op
ponents of the treaty is not Justified by the
facts. A resolution to reject .the treaty out
right was defeated by a vote of ;;."i to 28.
I. X. F.
FOR A MODIFIED PLEBISCITE.
DEMAND OF THE MAJORITY OF THE DAN
ISH UPPER HOUSE.
CUT The Associated Press.)
Copenhagen, April 9.— The Landsthing (upper
house) to-day concluded it* seen debate on th«
treaty providing for the sale of the Danish West
India Islands to the United States. A report on
the subject will be presented to Parliament. In
open session, at an early date.
The Landsthing majority report, which was
sicr.'i! by thirty-five meml>ers. recommends the
ratification of the treaty after a secrt-t vote by
•lectors who are qualified to vote for members of
the Colonial Council of th» Danish West Indies.
Ti-.pf" »■]>-■ tors are holders of property worth
I'.ir.i kroner nnd upward. The plebiscite heretofore
demanded involved the entire population. including
th*> negroes, so the proposals are much modified.
Twenty-two supporters of the government signed
the minority report, which is in favor of the
ratification or the treaty without a plebiscite. The
Independent croup, aggregating eight members,
signed a third report, advocating the ratification of
the treaty, with a subsequent plebiscite of the
entire population.
The Landsthing will vote on the reports in open
session next week, when the question will be re
turned to the Folk-thins: (lower house), which has
already ratified the treaty without providing for a
plebiscite A conference committee will then be
appointed, and it Is thought possible that this
will eventually result in the adoption of the report
submitted by the eight pendents.
To-day's session of the I.andsthinK was very ex
citing. The opposition moved to reject the treaty
outright, but the motion was lost by 28 to 35 votes.
The majority report is understood to be couched
in extreme terms, for the purpose of exacting some
conces;-lons on the part of the Folkething.
The United State* Minister to Denmark. Laurlts
S. Swenson. ignores the communications which
Captain Christmas lias addressed to him, denying:
the alleged bribery of Congressmen. Mr Bwenson
declines to become Involved in the Chrlsimas-Gron
quarrel. The minister's name has never been con
nected with the scandals, and It is said that Christ
mas Is now trying to secure Mr. swenson'« influ
ence in order to help himself out of a predicament
FEELING IN THE ISLAM'S.
St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, April 9.— "The !
St. Thomas Hulletin." in its comments on the pro
posed plebiscite of the Danish West Indies, says: |
It Is simply Intended to let the Islanders share j
the responsibility. They cannot undo what has |
been done, hence it only signifies further delay, '
which nobody wants. The people have ha.l enough :
of the enormously harmful and demoralizing ef- |
fects of the question. Therefore, irrespective of
party, feeling and views, they all wish to have It
settled forever. The high contractors having I
agreed on the matter, let the Executive end the ,
intolerable situaticn.
MORTGAGE OF $65,000,000.
IT IS TO SECURE AN ISSUE OF 4 PER
CEKT J/m-YEAR GOLD BONDS ON
M. S. K. PROPERTY.
Among: the mortgages recorded yesterday In
the office of the County Clerk of this county was
one to th- Morton Trust Company, as trustee,
covering all the railroads, property rights, priv
ileges and franchises of the Metropolitan Street
Railway Company. This mortgage, which was
authorized by the State Board of Railroad Com
missioners on March 21. peeures an issue of
$(IT> ()00 000 refunding 4 per cent 100-year gold
bonds Of the new bonds. $54.0O!i,<iimi will be
,-. i for refunding other Issues and $11,000,000
for equipping with the underground trolley sys
tem tfcM Metropolitan horsecar lines.
~ ■
THE K\ t:KY I»AV TRAIN TO CAM Ft RNIA.
the "Overland Limited." leaves Chicago B:<X> p. m.
via Chicago & North-Western, Union Pacific and
Southern Pacific Rys. Office*. 461, 257 and 34j B'way.
-Advt. • v -**-;•
NEW YORK. THURSDAY. APRIL 10. 1902. -FOURTEEN PAGES-^^tt^
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S RECEPTION' IX CHARLESTON HARBOR.
PERMIT TO PORT CHESTER RR.
ANOTHER STRONG REASON FOR BI'ILDIXG .\y EAST SIDE
SUB WA V— PLANS FOP NEW ROAD.
TO TURN CITY ISLAM) INTO A PLEASURE RESORT.
The granting of the application of the New-
York and Pon Chester Railroad Company for
a franchise by the State Railroad Commission
yesterday, which will permit the construction
of a four- track electric railroad from One-hun
dred-and-th!rty-second-st. and Willls-ave. along
the Long Island Bound shore as far as Port
Chester and the State line is regarded by W. C.
Gotshall, president of the Port Chester Railroad
Company, as a cogent argument tor an Bast
Bide branch of the present rapid transit
scheme. It has been an open secret for some
time thai the Port Chest railroad would be
used as an extension of the rapid transit road,
and that through trains would l>e run, as soon
as both roads .wore completed," from the «'.,:•
Hall to the northeastern end of the Port Chester
line. It is also well known thai Helmont-Mc-
Donald Interests are back of the Port Chester
line, and will use it as a feeler, with a con
nection with the eastern branch of the rapid
transit system at Its terminal at One-hundred
and-sevent! ■■ • I St. and Boston Road. The
Port Cheater road will run most of the way on
private property, which has already been se
cured by options, Mr. <»ot»;hall yesterday said
to a Tribune reporter:
The rapid transit isi.-m as It is now being con
structed •: ' t- t • . . t accommodate th< t r.' rii . which will
I•• brought t" it by ti..- Port Chester railroad.
A\'!i;ii will have t.i i..- huilt is an Bast SMe sufr
way. The Port Chester road will f.>rm an outlet
fur a region nt country twenty miles I . : n p . and will
offer rapid transit facilities to the residents <•(
such cominunltiea as Mount Vernon, Pelnant,
New-Rochelle. Larchmont. Mamaron ■ k. Rye and
I'ort Chester.
THE ROAD TO HAVE TWO TERMINALS.
The line Is to have two terminals, one al on<-
hundred-and-seventy-seventh-st. ;tn.i the Bostori
Road, and th- other at One-hundred-and-thlrty
second-st. and Willis-. iv.-.. not Car fr.>m the Wiilis
ave. bridge over the Harlem River. The former
terminal will connect with the present rapid
transit system. As the rapid transit road there N
l. h> an elevated structure, the central <<r express
tra<ks of the Port Chester road will be gradually
elevated so h.- !•• make the junction at this point
complete, and thus permit .^ir trains t<> take th-
central or express track of the rapid transit n>a I.
The second terminal ol the Port Chester, at
Wlllls-ave. and < >ne-hundr< d-and-thirty-second-st.,
could easilj connect with an EJa»t Side subway, and
thus oii.-r' an outlet for th. congested district at
the southeastern end of the Borourh of Th.«
Bronx, which at tin present time is beyond tin
r<-;i. li of the r; » i • j < i transit system.
If smii a subway Is not buili <-.-.:-ii .if Central
Park, running n..rth and south In Lexlnßton-ave.
<t ti<i connectins with the main line either at l-'orty
second-st or at Fourteenth-st., all of tin- express
service must necessarily I"- s<nl over the eastern
branch of the present r;:i'i<l transit Bystem, which,
after running as a thr<-c track elevated railroad
as far as the Harlem River, then becomes a two
track subway un.l-r the ri\<r. throuarb Lenox
avi-.. and cutting under th. northwest «'«irni-r -if
Central Park connects with the main line at One
hundred-and-third-st. As there an- belns con-
Btruct< i only two tracks In this branch of the sub
way. It can easily be seen that out through ex
press service will be considerably retarded In that
Bectton of tii.' rapid transit system between the
Harlem River and One-hundred-and-tnlrd-st., ln'
cause trains «iii be compelled to slack ui> at all
i:ii:ur:>
The Lenox .!■..-. route Is also a somewhat round
about waj i'<.r passengers from the upper pert of
The Bronx and from Westchester County; and.
furthermore, the congestion whl.-h will result at
the One-hundred-and-seventy-seventh s(. junction
will be serious, and uill delay trains her.- to some
extent.
EAST SIDE SUBWAY NEEDiSD.
By ttit- construction of an Bast Side subway the
whole situation will !><• relieved Passengers from
the Long island Bound shore stations who are bound
fur th" downtown section of Manhattan would then
lak.- Hi. express trains «.f the Port < hester lt;u!
road, which would connect at Willis-ave. with a
c^niral express track of th« subway. Local trains
would also connect with the outside track and stop
at all stations on the East Side branch. By a glance
on th" map it can be seen that such an X.-.st Side
subway offers a short cut between The Bronx and
the lower 'Tid or Manhattan Tho congestion likely
to aris-- on lh<' Other section Of thp rapid transit
road at One-hundred-and-seventy-seventb-st would
also he relieved.
I have wondered that such an agitation for an
Hast Sid< subway 'iid not assert itself long before
The n.<-.ls of the East Sid»- for raj'l.3 transit are
Imperative. In th^ development of the city the
KhjU Bide should liav<> a part, a<; it contains the
preater part of the population of Manhattan Island
north of Forty-sc-cond-st.. and pays more tlnin ha^f
tin- t:ixes. Not only would such a -subway |.c wel
comed by the residents of the East side hut v I
have shown, by the people of The Bronx and of
Please add my name to the petition in favor of immediate action by
the Rapid Transit Commission preliminary to the construction of an
East Side branch of the rapid transit subway.
Name •"
Address
Cut this out and send it to the Rapid Transit Department of The
Tribune. New- York City.
You c:.n have every luxury and enjoy a per'ect | BSGAI. APPOINTMENTS NO HXTRA FARE,
panorama as you travel, if you select the New York j Th* Pennsylvania Limited to St. Louis makes the
5 " 1 ral. See "a ticket agent for particulars.— Advt. run Uvm New York every day in 25 huurs.-Advt.
Westchester County, along the line of the Port
Chester railroad, who would have still better rapid
transit facilities.
The construction of a railroad either above or b<«
low ground is slow. The obstacles which are al
ways encountered are many and cause delay. For
this reason all the preliminary work on suen an Im
portant part of the rapid transit system should be-
Kin at once. It does not m.itter if the city is not
yet ready to bond Itself for the Improvement. All
the preparatory steps can be taken Immediately, I
think that this point, which has been urged so
strongly by The Tribune is a wise one, and should
demand the deepest consideration on the ran of
the Board of Rapid Transit Commissioners
TO BEGIN WORK ON PORT CHESTER ROAD
Mr. Gotehall added that he was deeply grati
fied at the decision of the State Railroad Com
mission m granting the application of the Port
Chester read, and .said .that work would be
begun at once. The necessary real estate for
the tracks, he said, had already been secured
and the engineering plans perfected.
The express stations of the New- York and
Port Chester line ami the time that will be con
sumed by the express trains In making each
station are given In the following table:
EXPRESS STATIONS. WITH" DISTANCES.
Distance. Tim.-
V*w-Tork t'>— Miles. M.s
WUlla
CMif-huruirnl-iintl f.rn ijlru.': it 1.833 2:33
I!r..r:k I'arfc *■■'■'••'■ 6:12
Bronx and i 1i 1 - )• am Parkwaj 5.808 >».-*>
Moint V.-rnon H.UIU l.':-J
JVlt;;i:u t>.f4» 13:52
N. « Rochell« 4:.i 1«:53
I.ari:hmont 13.301 HI 32
ICamaroneck 14..*.'» 1.!.|.>
Ilvf Neck 17.3.'.T 23:23
Hv.- 15.803 '.>7:4.». > 7:4.»
Port Cherter 20.800 .11 :4.»
It is expected that trains will be run between
Port Chester and the City Hall in fifty-four
minutes, or. If an East Side subway he built. In
forty-live to fifty minutes. Trains will be oper
ated at a five minute headway between the
hours of 7:.'{<> and 10:30 a. m.. and 3:30 and
7:.'!<> p. m. The cars will be sixty fee,t long, and
accommodate eighty persons seated, or I.">M
standing. Enough trains, however, are to be
run. according to Mr Gotahall, to provide seats
for all passengers. Each car is to be a motor
car. with each axle equipped with a i' N| ampere
motor. The electricity is to be conducted to
the motors by means of a third rail and shoe.
Seventy ears «iii lie put in operation on the
completion of 'he road.
CITY ISLAND CAR I. INK BOUGHT.
The fact came to light yesterday that the Bel
mont-McDonald-Gotsha!l Interests have pur
chased the one horse car line between City Isl
and and Barlow station on the New-York. New-
Haven and Hartford . Railroad. It is intended
to transform this line Into heavily ballasted
track, which will be extended to conned with
the Port Chester Railroad. It was also learned
that these same interests have been buying con
siderable property in City Island tor the pur
pose of making this Island a popular summer
resort. According to present plans, the land
acquired by the railroad will be improved along
lines similar to the improvement Of Manhattan
Beach by the Long Island Railroad, or Brighton
Beach by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com
pany. By means of express trains over the
Port Chester and subway railroads, it is expect
ed that city Island can be reached by passen
gers boarding trains at the City Hall In forty
minutes.
WESTCHESTBB PEOPLE JUBILANT.
The people of Westchester County are Jubilant
over the action of the State Railroad Commission
ers in granting the franchise. They s.iy that it will
result in building up the territory all aion* the
route. Several syndicates have been formed already
and have bought and opened larso tracts of lan.l
which they will hepin In develop just as BOOH aa
work on the new road Is begun.
Joseph S Wool Of Mount \ ernon. who for
twenty years has been agitating for better facilities
for travel in Westchester County, sai.i to a rrlbuna
i,nort.-r'"Tlie action of the comittiaelonera is very
mtlfvina but 1 <lo not see how they could have
done othef than grant the franchise, as the people
of Wcstechester County are unanimously in favor
fit Westechester County will he now beautifully
Bfrv^d with nailroads. and the low rates of the
New- York and Tort Chester Railroad will ssake
lontlnunl on BCWSSBaI i.nue
Acknowledging the salute of twenty ana guns from
the cruiser Cincinnati.
HARDWARE JOBMXG TRUST
FIFTY HOUSES IX COMBINATION CAPI
TALIZED AT ?r.!«UMM\om.
IT wax be, it IS SAID. BIGGEST DISTRIB
UTING CONCERN IN THE »XLi» <:KN
ERAL HKADQUARTKRS IN ST. LOUIS.
Authoritative announcement of a consolida
tion of the big hardware jobbing Interests of this
country in a combination capitalized at •>!-".
(i(n»,ihhi will be made by "The Iron Age" to-day.
The consolidation embraces the Simmons Hard
ware Company, of St. Louis; the Bindley Hard
ware Company, of Fittsburs; the William Blng
ham Company, of Cleveland; the Supplee Hard-
, vaT Company, of Philadelphia; the Pacific
Hardware and Steel Company, of San Francisco;
the Marshall-Wells Hardware Company, of Du
[„;>, the Blselow .v Dowse Company, «1 Boston;
the Van Camp Hardware and Iron Company, of
Indianapolis; the George Trith Hardware Com
pany, of Denver; Janney. Semple. Hill & Co..
of Minneapolis, and forty others houses, repre
senting nearly every important trade centre or
the country. Negotiations are "still pending with.
oth-r houses, and it is expected that there will
be further acctssions to the number already
enrolled in the combination. "The Iron Age"
will say:
Several names have been jraMJcsted y^.,"*™?:
«ntirt«tion suen as the International Hardware
Company"' National Hard* ■- ana Metal Company
int -ri.aVif.nal Hardware and Metal MpuqMUld
there Is little doubt that ■■;.- of these win ! - chosen.
Theforonization not bel technically completed.
there! tnslteea no formal choice of officer*. It to
, „,, „....' that the officials shall be as t.dlows: E.
Wlntmonv president: John Bindley v^-pr^W
and W D Simmons, chairman ■•: the executive
committee There will be a board of director*, c>n
«iv ml' of from twenty-tive to thirty persona, ropre-
UtTntliw the different sections of the country. There
will also be an executive commute* of nine.
The financing of the company is attended -by
Moore A Schlev i>f Sew-Tork. and George B. Hill
;v; v Co.. of Pitt/burs. It l-« Intended to incorporate
under the laWs of 2Cew-Jersey with a capital of
jj'O<»kh»«v- $!...■>• preferred and JSl>><t.><X» com
mon skk-Ii The ■■'--' will be a •■■ per cent
cumulative stock, preferred both for liquidation and
dividends The general headquarters for tmyln*
anil selling and transportation of goods will be in
St Louis ' The Eastern headquarter* will be In
New- York City. The members or the executive com
mittee residing in th" East, with Mr. Bindley, will
manage the •■■ stern business .•. the corporation.
The Eastern office "ill have charge ■>: the finances
nnd of the auditing and Insurance of the coir.panj.
i-s well as the general direction .if all the houses
In Maryland, Pennsylvania. New-York and New-
England The general buying for the company will
be from th« St. Louis headquarters, where the
lanrer contracts will be placed, but the smaller
buying will '■•■ lone by the local houses. The prtn-
Ciple of home rule will i- recognised in connection
with the local houses, who win make their own
selling prices, except so far as this may interfere
with the buying department or the expressed wishes
of the manufacturers! which it will be the policy
of the company to respect. Each house will be held
responsible for the results of Its business, and i*
these are not satisfactory the house wtl! be closed.
All the houses constituting the company will be
In .i position to avail themselves of cash discounts.
A mutual insurance fund will be created, and the
sums which would naturally be paid by the com
panies for Insurance indei the present system will
be paid into such fund.
It In estimated that at least $ll»i.(»» per annum
will be saved in the matter of catalogues.
It is Intended to continue the present force of
salesmen connected with the various houses, so
th.it existing personal relations between wholesale
and retail distributers will be preserved. There
may perhaps b- gradually a transfer of salesmen
from territory that is overworked at present to
other territory where the salesmen's efforts can be
more advantageously tided.
As at present constituted, it is estimated by the
company thai they embrace something like two
thirds of the distributing efficiency of the Jobbing
trade of the country In the hardware line. They
are content thai the other third should remain
competitors. as it i.-* not Intended to monopolize
the jobbing business.
Henry P. Chtlton, of Moore & Schley, said last
evening that be could not speak about the com
bination of hardware men, a* he was not famil
iar with the details. There bad been talk of
such a combination, he said, but he was not in
a potation to give any facts.
FINED Kt>K SKI.I.IXt! BO6VB MINKRAI.
WATER.
There is hardly a day passes without some case
being fought, either between attorneys or in the
Courts, against persons who are counterfeiting
medicinal preparations and selling them as genu
ine, thereby defrauding and endangering the lives j
•■( the public. Some, by counterfeiting labels and
trade marks, but more especially by tilling original
packages with worthless and dangerous prepara
tions. And one of the greatest evils of the present
time is the refilling of the bottles of the leading
Mineral Springs of the country, and principally
among springs recommended by the foremost physi
cians.
While there are many cases brought to the notice
of the public as a warning against these unscru
pulous dealt there is one to which especial atten
tion should be called at this time, namely: — The
Poland Spring of Maine vs. Charles N. Leigh, ad
vertising as a chemist, and conducting a drug store
in the Park Avenue Hotel, and who was held by
the Court of Special S. : si. us. First Division, or the
City of New- York, pltadlng guilty to the charge of
refilling Poland Water bottles with bogus water.
The Court, comprised of Justices Hlnsdale. McKeen
and Wyatt, in passing sent« nee upon the case,
state*, in unqualified, terms, that this was one of
the meanest of offences; that persons buying water
supposing they were getting genuine Poland Water
obtained, instead, a bogus water; this. too. In in
stances where Poland Water hail been prescribed
by physicians. And further stated that this was
not a light offence at all. but a vtllanous act; that
this water was sold at a high price and the public
defrauded as was the owner of the trart.^ mark
The sentence passed being that the guilty person
pay .-i fine of two hundred and fifty (C5O.00). and In
default of payment, that he stand committed to the
city prison' for .one hundred. days.— Advt. „- .
PRICE THREE CENTS.
SOUTH GIVES WELCOME.
BIG CPOWD AY CHARLESTON
GREETS Till-: PRESIDENT.
••AMERICANS. •' CALLS U< >OSF.VELT»
WHOSE KIM'.INi; W(»K!>S RI.OT OUT
sKi-rrnNAi. TiiMr«;His nPOaa
TO MA.IoK .FKXKINS
Charleston. S.. C. April -At Calhour/s
funeral, when Hampton made his great cam
paign speech here in 1 <.•'■, when the Confederate
reunion was held here in I*'.".' erreat bodies of
marching men filled the streets of this ancient
city, and its sidewalks an! doors and windows
were crowded with enthusiastic thousands, but
these great outpourings of the people were small
compared with the procession that followed
President Roosevelt to the Exposition grounds
to-day. The enthusiasm of the people was un
bounded, and there was standing room only on
the sidewalks and porches and doorways and in
the wide piazzas of the houses alons the line of
march. Old an.l young were infected with patri
otic fervor. and a man with whom nine-tenths
of 'he people he saw differed politically was
greeted with every manifestation of respect that
a warm hearted people could show.
The procession moved from the St. John Hotel
promptly at 10 o'clock and proceeded to the Ex
position gate?. The Presidential party waj
driven directly to the Exposition Auditorium,
when* the ITesident reviewed the troops from
a aliilft isi erected at that point. The Presi
dent's salute of twenty-one guns was fired by
the German Artillery on the entrance of the
President Into the Exposition grounds.
At noon the President proceeded from the re
viewing stand into the Auditorium, where the
formal ceremonies occurred. Addresses were
made by Captain F. W. Wagener. president of
the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian
Exposition Company; Governor McSweeney of
South Carolina. Governor Ay... of North
Carolina Mayor Smyth of Charleston and the
President ad the United States. President Rooae
velt's speech follows:
It is to me a peculiar privilege to P Ji cr * £
your beauttfol city. My mother •P^^J* lr * D S"
lilßiili
cS makes al ea^ &S of
S^hV^t^^rnot Of o^y-\ me typfcat Southern city,
it 1^ a so a%l?y whose teems with events
Uhirh link thtmselv.s to American history a3 a.
whol- In the early Colonial days Charleston was
Inallv asked me to .one to this exposition on the
sacrifice, the steadfast resolution and, «■£«*
tie< o< the men a»<i women of tho early six^it-j*
w,^ Tis°y ;S ; 'H"'Jsf s as
while the mi?ts of anger and hatred that once
..,.," , f ,„. men who wore the blue and of s:
t*£ s^o So* rart tbsreai %££
maVn forevermore to mark the level to which We
in our turn must rise whenever the hour a? the
M «i four "ear/ago" this nation was c^lW
to face a foreign foe. the completeness of the re
iantly and f rikin«ly ;vident Thj
tared wfth the results. But it was a satisfactory
,-,'■ . ped eagerly forward. . mulous to show In
nown for their father*! the men of the great war.
It w"« mv good fortune to serve under an "-Con
federate general, gallant old "Joe" Wheeler who
commanded the cavalry division at Santiago.
THERE 13 NO SOUTH.
i.. mv regiment there were certainly as many
ml-n whose fathers had served m the Southern as
there were ml" whose fathers bad served m the
Northern army. Among the captains ihere was
opportunity to promote but one to field rank. Th
. ■ Who "was singled out for this promotion be
™"e*' conspicuous gallantry in the field was the
son of a Confederate general, and was himself a
cUizen of this the Palmetto, State; and no Ameri
can officer could wish to march to battle beside a
more oval, gallant and absolutely fearless com
™d« than my former captain and major, jour fel
low citizen Micah Jenkins.
V few months ago. owing to the enforced absence
of the Governor of the Philippines, it became a«e«s
s irv to nominate a Vice-Governor to take his place
_.iie of be most important places In our govern
ment at this time. I nominated as Vice-Governor
™ T ex-Confederate-C.eneral Luke Wright, of Ten
. ,ssee It is therefore an ex-Confederate who now
stands as the exponent of this government an.l
this people in that great group of islands in the
I "«'tern seas over which the American Bag floats.
General Wright has taken a leading part In th»
work of steadily bringing order and peace out of
the .loo.lv chaos in which we found the islands.
He is now- taking a leading par' not merely In up
holding the honor of the flag by making it respected
a"the symbol of our power, out still more In up
holding its honor by unwearied labor for the estab
lishment of ordered llberty-of law creating, law
-lhtdtne c!vit government— under its folds.
Th "progress which has been made under General
Wright and tho.*- like him has been indeed mar
velous. In fact, a letter of the generals the other
day "-V me.i to -how that he considered there was
far more warfare about the Philippines in this
countVv than there was warfare in the Philippines
themseVe^ it is an added proof of the completa
nes^of the reunion of our country that one. of the
foremost men who have been Instrumental In d _ 1 1i:1 i :
Ing forward the great work for civilization an.l
humanity in the Philippine has been a man who
in ! th" Civil War fought with distinction In a
made abundantly evident the t fact that from thla
time on Northerner and Southerner will in war
kniw only tnV Renerous desire to strive how each
can do The more effective service for the flas of our
common country. The same thing is true in the
endless work ol peace, the never ending work si
building and keeping the marvellous fabric of our
ml uVtrTal -'os,.eritv. The upbuilding of any part
of our country is a benefit to the whole, and every
such effort as this to stimulate the resources and
industry of a particular section «• entitled to the
heartiest support from every quarter of the Union
Thoroughly >;cod national work can be done only
if each of us works hard for himself, and at the
same time keeps constantly in mind that he must
work in conjunction with others.
PRIDE IN WORK FOR CUBA.
You have made a particular effort In your exhi
bition to get in touch with the West Indies. This*
is wise. The events of the last four years have
shown us that the West Indies and the isthmus
must in the future occupy a far larger place in our
national policy than in the past. This is proved by
the negotiations for the purchase of the Danish
islands, the acquisition of Porto Rico, the prepara
tion for building an isthmian canal, and. finally, by
the chansed relations which these year* have pro
duced between us and Cuba. As a nation we have
an especial right to take honest pride in what we
have done for Cuba. Our critics abroad and at
home have Insisted that we never intended to leave
the island. But on the 20th of next month Cuba be
comes a free republic, and we turn over M th-»
islanders the control of their own government. It
would be very difficult to find a parallel in th» con
duct of any other great state that has occupied
such a position as ours. We have kept our word
and .lore our duty. Just as an honest individual In
private Hfe keeps his word and does his duty.
Be it remembered, moreover, that after our thres
years" occupation of the island we turn it ever to
the Cabana in ■ better condition than it ever has
been in all the centuries of Spanish rule. This has
a direct bearing upon our own welfare. Cuba is so
near to us that we can never be indifferent to mis
government and disaster w'thln its limits. The
mere fact that our administration In the island ha*
minimized the danger from the dreadful scoursu
of yellow fever, alike to Cuba and to ourselves, ia
sufficient to -mphaslz- the community of interest
between ills. But there .ire other Interests which
bind us together. Cuba's position makes it neces
sary that her political relations with us rhould
differ from her political relations with other
powers. This fact has been formulated by US and
accepted by the Cubans in th- Platt amendments.
It follows an a corollary that where 'the Cubans
have thus assumed a position of peculiar relation-

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