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ImiHHWT KASII.Y.
HACKMEN'S PROTECTIVE I^EAGUK SUGGES
TIONS TO BE INCORPORATED IN RESO
LUTION BEING DRAWN it.
Thr^e sf the ?evon cabmen charged bf the
■ • .ants' Association with violating a city
ordinance In demanding and receiving more
than the legal tariff rate from passengers ap
peared, yesterday afternoon before Marshal
Brown. chief of the Bureau of Licenses. Fred
trick B. De Benrd aad John C. Kau.es. secre
tary of the Merchants' Association, represented
that body at the meeting. The driver of Cab
No. 014, against whom two complaints bad been
lodged, was Brat called. He appeared to be
not at all ill at me. answering an questions
afJMy. He could remember nothing of charging
double rates to passengers. When Marshal
Brown told him to refund the dollar which he
had unlawfully pained he did as with alacrity.
Marshal Brown reprimanded him and threat
ened to take away his license if he appaar^l
again at the City Ball under similar circum
stances. ,
The driver «f Cab No. T7C. ■•■ was also called
Wore the Mayor's Marshal, presented similar
excuses, nd paid SI overcharge with equaj
equanimity. Like his predecessor, he insisted
that he always carried a rate card in his cab
and. several la his no bel He i is told never
to overcharge again.
The own-r of Cab No. 1.1" v . who charged
■ "W. Franklin IS for transportation for a dis
tance of four and le-baU miles, refunded T-'i
cents He said that he employed three drivers.
all of whom were models of virtue. He promised
that in the future they yhould be even more
virtuous.
The driver of Cab No. 1.2.-.S was not present at
the hearing. An officer searched for him yester
day and win present him at ■ subsequent exam
ination.
The hearing" yesterday did not cause the '-''
men much mental discomfort. They seemed to
understand that legal technicalities prevented
ihe • wrakal from taking away their licenses.
The examination showed clearly, under the
present chaotic condition of cab regulation, why
defrauded citizens d» not go to the City Hall to
prosecute ■ ••■,•'; who overcharge them.
As one of the representatives of the Mer
chants' Association said, later In the afternoon:
"There must .... a radical change in the rela
tions between •:... cabmen and the authorities.
The former cannot be frightened Into d- ••;>■. ;y
until a new law forces them In mend their
V John Flvnn. chairman of the Hactanen's Pro
tective League: Joseph F. Smith, corresponding
secretary, and John T. Lawless president of
the Hack owners' Union, yesterday conferred
with Dr. Frederick Dan, Josiah C*PumpeUy
and Dr. Henry F. Owsloy. officer*, of the City
Improvement Society, at its rooms. No. 1- East
Twenty-third-st. Mr. Flynn. spokesman for the
hackmen, told the society th. grievances of —
public licensed cab drivers in substantia,l> the
Avords he cs-d in his conversation with a m »
une. reporter, which appeared In yesterdays
Tribune? He emphasised the point that all cab
men should be made public cabmen and that
Fpectel permits and licenses now Riven to P"VI-
owners and BtaWemen should be r-b.;lishe i.
He a*ked that In the new ordinance which thr
tccletv is drawing up there l« tocorporaJed a
provision that all cabmen on the public high
ways should pay a *25 license for one horse and
a $30 one for a coach: .-Us... that each driver
should r>-v ?1" for a driver's license.
Present Danne of the society told the dele
cate« that he personally indorsed several of SI
Flynn's ideas M- said that he would ask J.
Edward Weld, coursel for the society, who is
ATmwln« an a resolution on the subject to keep
In mind the suggestions which the union had
""The conference lasted so long that the repre
sentatives of the union found it impossible to
meet the cab committee of the Merchant-
sori*tion. as planned. This meeting will be held
to-morrow at - r- m.
r.T<; FfKYDMTMBV STRIKE LIKELY.
' DmVAXO FOR A M NI: "< 'i X DAT REaBCTED BY
BMrLOYKiRS.
The New- York District of the National Foundry
mens Association held a special meeting yesterday
■ the Astor House to take action on the nine-hour
workday demand of the union lronmoulders in
the district which was made some time ago. William
Schwanhauser. of the Worthington Pump Company,
presided, and the. meeting was attended by repre
sentatives of about thirty association and ten non
■aaociaTlon firm?. By « unanimous vote it was de
cided to refuse the demand. This action applies to
a similar demand made by the Coremakers. Iron
Chlppers and Foundry laborers' Unions. In all
about *ix thousand i pie an affected by the refu
sal The non-association members decided to Join
the association. The New-York district covers ■
territory within a radius of twenty-five miles from
Manhattan City Hall The following statement on
behalf of the- employers was made:
The demand for a nine-hour workday involves
not' only an increase of wajres ■" hour, but also a
decrease in production. It would i- manifestly
unjust and unwise to establish the nine-hour work
da v in this district when no demand for It has
been made by the national union We believe that
the. shorter workday Kill come In time, but we can
rot grant it now for the reasons we have given.
Ain\rn of sparks on tin: tujnois
I'KErA RATION OF THE mm iiwmr POX i :^n';
IMP BJsTABDOD BT TBB TBAXSFER
or a SWITCHBOARD. •
The preparation si the new batttesfali Illinois
for bar first lons trip will be still further retarded
by orders which have just been received to remove
the switchboard controlling the electric motors
for the ammunition hoists from inside the powd<-r
xnacszlne to a place of loss danger.
Th« officers say that th.-re is at present little
danger of a ?»park. unless the switch i- operate
by an amateur, and thai s=ueh a spark would do
no damage unless there happenod to he sotn. Igom
powder about. The remote possibility that such
conditions might exist at some future time, bow-
•■- has led the Navy Department to remove
every source of dancer.
AMERICAS' CA* STRIKE OVER.
THREE THOUSAND KMPl>'Yai WIN" DEMAND FOR
urns of ran sups.
The three thousand FtrlklnK employes of the
American Can Company in its Manhattan and
Brooklyn factories met yesterday In a hall at Dover
and South Fts. and declared the strike off, having
•wen their demand, which was for the abolition of
tune slips. All the strikers will return to work to
day.
BROOKLYS PLUMBERS STRIKE FOR Si.
The union plum:>prs in Brooklyn wont on a gen
eral strike yesterday to enforce a demand for a
vi^i scale of U a day. the eight-hour workday and
the Saturday half holiday. The rr<""pnt •wage? of
th» plumbers are $3 75 a day. The union has about
a. thousand members, the greater number of whom
obeyed the strike order. The strike was decided
on at a mas* meeting of the Journeymen Plumbers*
Union in Arcanum Hall. No. 407 BridKe-ft.. Brook
lyn. on Saturday night. It is nineteen years since
there was a ►• :.era! strike of Brooklyn plumbers
beloro the present one.
SUGAR PRICES REDUCED FIVE FOISTS.
The prices of sugars were reduced five points
yesterday to the basis of %i 75 a hundred pounds for
fine granulated. The reduction was firm announced
by the American Sugar ReSnlng: Comj>any. but Ar
buckle Brother* folluwed —on aJttsrward.
THE FIRE RECORD YESTERDAY.
;•;.:. a. m.— No. ; -■ Bowery; unknown; $.".
igSiml m.— No. 141 I>«l«.ncey-*t. ; >*:; Ml Newark; trifling
b:OS a. m.— No. 106 Basi I '■ ■"■■ *'■ : Arthur II: t. a., •ti
lers; $!■■•
10:Tfl « m. — No. 242 West £lxt>--«ecooa-»t. ; Sarah Lucas;
tMi. •
lii'M «v m.— No. 201 »prtns-«t.; Henry Punchard; trlftinjc.
I.?*} p. -No. 109 Columbla-«t.: Samuel HabWm&n: $&..
1.2(j p. m. — One-hundrf4-an3-fort>-fiftb-et. and %Vi!ll»
ay«.; cwnrr unknown; trifling.
g;4* p. tn.— JPo. 4* Kjuii -hun<ir»d-and-fnurth-#t ; A.
. J&cks«t.: trlf.lrii.
1M P -No " &50 West Fifty nrrt-«.: Peter Schmidt;
$10.
t3B x>' m. — J*o- r> -' 9 * M On«-hun-lred-6.nd-tlilrtj--ninth
»£; H«u> Uwlla; t=s-
FERRIES -WITHOUT FRANCHISES. ">
CLAIM TO BAST TORTY-SECOND-ST. SLIP
DELAYS A S.W.K THERE.
The discovery by the Dock Department thai there
was some basis for Uk claim of the New-Amster
dam Gas Company to part of the slip at Bart
Korty-*ee«.nd-st. led to the postponement of the
sale of the franchise for a ferry between Forty
second-st.. Manhattan, and Broadway. Brooklyn,
yesterday. The sale will probably be held in two
weeks. It will be necessary to advertise for new
bids. The Brooklyn Ferry Company has been oper
ating a ferry between these two point* for several
month* without ■ franchise, and therefore without
paying the city any rental. It was decided that a
franchise was necessary. The Brooklyn Ferry
Company will undoubtedly pet it. an the company
opened the route. The company will not be dis
turbed in the operation of the ferry pending '■'■'•'
award of the franchise.
Another ferry, the franchise for which has not
been sold yet. is the ferry between Whitehall-st.
and the railroad station of the Central Railroad of
New-Jersey at Communiiiaw. This ferry has been
In operation several years. Up to the resent
time the city has not received a cent of compensa
tion This Is not the fault of .the railroad com
pany, however. It has been willing to pay a fair
Klin whenever the franchise should be iiward.-a
Before January i this year all applications a for
franchises were acted upon by the Board or Alder
men. or Municipal Assembly. The railroad com
pany applied fur one. but the Municipal Assembly
did "not see fit to grant it. In the m.-an Time the
ferry had been operated. The Dock Board asked
the Corporation Counsel. John Whalen. to enjoin
the company from running its boats. A compro
mise was reached, by which the railroad company
Mpre^d to pay rental from 11 •■ time it began to
run its boats whenever the franchise was granted
if it could continue to operate the ferry. 1 his is
the situation at present. So new application Baa
been filed with the Dock Department, although the
railroad officials and Commissioner Hawkes have
discussed the subject In a tentative manner
Several of the retries operated by the Union Ferry
Company are also being- run without franchises.
The franchises expired some time ago. and the
company has refused to bid what the Ity has de
manded" for renewals, asserting that it cannot •'"
so owing to the effect ••■ the Brooklyn Bridge upfln
its business. While the matter is being I Justed
the company Is* operating its boa) on the terms of
the lapsed franchises.
Hlll.s OXCE MORE HELD UP.
ORDER aESTRAIKING PATMENTS TO WKST
CHBSTER NEWSPAPERS CONTINUED
\t the ■ ' the Westchester County
i:.-ard of Supervisors In White Plains yesterday
■-.■■• ed by Clarence De Witt Rogers.
of Peekctcffl, continuing the Injunction against
tyment of the bills of newspapers, amount
ing to about $10,000, was served on the chalr
■ and r].-rk. The order Is. returnable before
Supi.-rne Court Jus'!.-.- Keogh In Brooklyn un
April IV It Is really th ntlnuatlon of an
obtained Beveral weeks ago by John Bold
en, of New-Roch« lie.
The order restrains the Sup* i ■■ Isoi a from pay-
Ing thirty .if the new span* rs of the county about
>::>» each for publishing the abstracts of town
accounts. The Westchester publishers met yes
resolved to Bght the Injunction. They
will be represented at the argument on Friday.
GEORGE ■'. <;<>! ID I 117/ KF.S&
AS PRESIDENT OF TEXAS PACIFIC RAILWAY HE
TESTIFIES ABOUT A FIRE.
George .T. < '■■■ - ■• mas ■ witness In the I'nited
States Circuit Court yesterday, being called In the
case of Louis Mlrande el al against the Texas
Pacific Hallway. The plaintiff la one of about
thirty claimants who seek to recover damages from
the Texas Pacific company for cotton stored on a
pier owned by the company at West Wego. Tex.,
which burned in November, 18M. Mr. IClrande de
clares a loss of t25.000. The claims aggregate about
J4i«i,(m\ Mr. Could, as president of the Texas Pa
dflc road, was Interrogated at great length as to
what he knew of the details <>: the lire.
Court adjourned, with Mr. Gould still on the
stand, until to-day.
".nVEs REII.IY' DISCHARGED.
NO ONE COMPLAINS IN OOCRT ABOUT MAM 'WHO
SMASHED MISS FAT TEMPL.ETOJTS WINDOWS.
"James Hellly." who was arrested on Sunday
night while poking his cane through the basement
window in Miss Fay Templeton's how Si! at No. 1> ■
West Seventy-nlnth-st., was twice arraigned before
Magistrate Meade in the West Side Police Court
yesterday. The first time he was paroled in
definitely, because the magistrate did not under
stand all th*» circumstances of the case. The
second time he was paroled until 4 j>. m.
At that time "Rcilly" was discharged. Police
man Brady told Magistrate Meade that ne had been
to Miss Templeton's house, but that the complain
ant. Marie Christie, had said that she was too ill
to come to court.
it i-j y/.i i a a intos /" uoxt.
KtKN k BALLOON CAJTT BCBMOUMT THE H\R
RIEB ■'F 1 BE ' CST* « HOtJBE.
The dirigible balloon belonging i" M. Bantos
niimiiiil. the Braxiuan aeronaut, whi< :i has been
held for duty, was sent to the General Appraiser's
■ ■ and (Vashlngton sts. ;. • sti r
day for appraisal by General Appraiser Whitehead.
Mr. Whltefaead raid later that an appraisal had
been made I loon returned to the Custom
Mr '•' . tebead says that if the Collector
.if the Port ■ :.;*s th.- power to admit the
balloon as m ■"tool of trade." but that It is op
tional with him. if Santos-Dumont wishes, he can
mak< an obj«>< l tion t.. the appraisal, and the ques
tion will be decided b> the Classification Board.
Bantos-Dumont called on Collector Btranahan
and ;tske'l him what be thought of the chance r.f
ii^viiitr t!^.- apparai m admitted aa Fdentiflc ap
paratus, for exhibition. Tht- Collector told him
that he had no authority to <!■> this. The aeronaut
i-.ii'i that he mam willing to pay duty 1? i:
s:.ry. but that be thought be would at bast make
application for the admission of his balloon In bond.
li.- has alread) paid dutj on one Bection of the
/(. P. Vi -Oi V i:\li.hTM\S RAILROAD MEW.
PROMINBN'T TRAFTIO •• I". IALU ■■'< TO BABTLON
AXD BAT BBPBE AS ms GUESTS
Henry T - McCoun, of the st.H-k Exchange firm of
Byrne A,- McCoun, entertained last Saturday at the
Babylon Club, Babylon, I-o'if,- I v- ; . « 11 1 < 1 . many promi
nent raftroad men. Covers vwre laid for Ofteen,
and after the dinner those present wer« entertained
iii Mr. McCoun's home ;it Bay Shore. Long Island.
Among the railroad men present were li. B. M<-
ci. ;].•]], of ttj.- VVabash; .lames Leemanuig, of tie
Brie; lames C. Anderson, of the New-York. On
tario ami Western; Richard Vaughan, of the Blue
Rlipp Dispatch: Charles Lambert, of the West
Shore; George H. Daniels, of th- New-York Cen
tra!: Thomas P Reilljr. genera] tr;,!iie agent of th«
American Sugar ReR-iinK Company; Andrew
Kon--r.il tr^Ri'- agent of the American Tin
Company; Joseph M I'.yrt,. . vice-president
of the Federal Trust Company, of Newark; Perea
M Btewart, Superintendent of Buildings <>( New-
Ynrk, and Peter Mcl kmnelL
President Baldwin of the i.^uiz Island Railroad
-• .i t.i the party ■ special train t" Babylon and
return, which was ; ompanied by a band of mush .
When th« ; irty arrived at Babylon t!.' selectmen
of the town, beaded by Mayor Bnedeeker, )>r.
s«>nted tho "key**" of the towii to th-.- party, and ;i
pleasant tin:-- was enjoyed.
ITAUUFFE I\<J( Ih'Y TODAY.
"JOHN* DOE" rRCK'EKIH.VGi* TO BE BEGUN BEFORE
JUSTICE MATER.
"John Doe" proceedings In the McAuliffe case are
expected to begin this afternoon before Justice
Mayer, of the Court of Special Sessions, who will
sit as a magistrate in an investigation desired by
persons who believe McAuliffc was a victim of
police brutality or revenge. District Attorney
Jerome has declared that all the facilities of his
office will be lent to the investigation, although lie
still Lelleves that McAullffe was not murdered.
The investigation may be hampered by the dis
appearance of three witnesses. H. B. Stark. Aaron
Cohen and John Lennon. Stark was the man who
declared that he saw a man of McAulttTe'S descrip
tion pushed from a cab in Sixth-aye. on the morn
ing of February 16. shortly before McAuliffe was
found senseless on th«? sidewalk. Cohen and Len
nun are th« witnesses who identified Detective.
Sergeant James XI» man as one of two men who.
they tali, carried a much bailer. -1 man out of the
police station in West p\arty seventh-st. on the
same morning. County detectives who tried 10l
serve sAihv*nn«« on the three witnesses have re
ported that they could not rind the men Why they
disappeared nobody could explain.
JEROME TO SEE GOVERNOR.
[■t TELEGKAPB TO THE TRIUNE. 1
Albany. April 14.— Governor Odell read a telegram
from District Attorney Jerome to-day saying he
would come here on Thursday morning and have:
a conference with him about the evidence thus far
obtained regarding the suspected murder of. James
McAuliffc. "-•• -
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. APKIL_IS._J^.
THINKS THE TIME I? RIPE.
goodman worr.n exempt rapid
TRANSIT FROM PEBT LIMIT.
a. H. ai..-i-:n says that the EAST side
SUBWAY SHOULD HAVE BEEN
BUILT FIRST.
Elias Goodman, the alderman from the
XXXIIId District, who is generally regarded as
the leader of Hi- fusi. mists in th* Board of
Aldermen, saM yesterday that h^ heartily In
dorsed the proposition, set forth by The Trib
une, that the Board of Rapid Transit Commis
sioners Immediately take up thf subject of an
Kast Side subway. He added:
-Thf time is rij.e r»r the Rapid Transit Com
mission to authorize a survey of the Kast Side.
to determine wh-re such an East Side rout*
should be built, and by means of public hear
ings to learn what are the demands of the
people in this part of the city. Although I am
a resident of the West Side, that is. west of
Fifth-are., nevertheless I realize the great need
of rapid transit In that greatly congested dis
trlct to the east -,f this thoroughfare. The pres
ent route, with branches through Washington
Heights and Lenox-ave., Is a West Side road.
■TliH debt limit bugaboo should not stand in
the way of the Hoard of Rapid Transit Com
missioners at this time to prevent them from
taking the necessary steps preliminary to the
construction of an East Bide branch of the
rapid transit system. Thut such a branch must
be I'Uilt sooner or later Is conceded by every
body. For the Rapid Transit Commission to
tak.- up the subject at this time, to authorize a
survey, to give hearings and to take the other
necessary steps which have been pointed out by
Albert B. Boardman, counsel of the Rapid
Transit Commission, will hasten the time
when the blessings of rapid transit can be
enjoyed by the people of the East Sid.-, as
they soon will be by the population m the west
of Fifth-aye.
"The F>ast Side branch. T understand, will not
cost f,j much as the present route to the west
of Central Park, but I do not think that we
should consider this merely as a question of
dollars and rents. Even if such an Bast Side
eubway should cost $35,000,000 more, that
Should be no reason why this improvement
should not be undertaken by the city. I h<.ld
that if the people of the West Side are en
titled to an outlay of $35,000,000. as is contem
plated In the plan now being carried into execu
tion. th*-ir fellow citizens on the opposite side
of the city are Just as much deserving of such
an outlay of money.
"Because of the cry, that always goes up In
the face of a proposition for an extension of the
rapid transit system, that the city cannot un
dertake the Improvement because of the debt
limit. I believe that there ought to be proper
legislation which will overcome the restrio
tions of the debt limit in reference to rapid
transit Improvements. I hold this belief for
the reason that the city, in undertaking such
an Improvement as the proposed Kast Side sub
way, do.-s not actually spend its money, but
simply extends Its credit The int^r.-st on the
bonds is paid by the contractor, and the city
eventually falls the successor of a priceless
ass-t. without the actual expenditure <-r a
dollar. I think, therefore, that raj. id transit
Improvements Bhould be exempted from the re
strictions of the debt limit. Such legislation will
hnv.. to come from Albany. Tn the mean time.
however, the Hoard of Rapid Transit Commis
sioners should push the preliminary work."
Augustus H. Alb-n. of the law tirm of Allm
A Talmage, No. 330 Broadway, writes to The
Tribune us follows:
To the Editor of The Tribune
Sir: The movement for an East Blue branch of
the rapid transit subway which is being ably
advocated by The Tribune Is worthy of all pralH.-.
and l am only too glad to inclose my name In it*
favor.
Upon the principle that a jrreat public work
ought to be upon the lines which tend to the
greatest good to the greatest number, the rapid
transit system should nay« be.-n first constructed
on the East Side, where th.- population already I*.
and the upper West Bide should have waited until
th.- people got there; but, since It is 100 late to dis
cuss* thai feature, it remains to Insist that the
"great East Side," with Its teeming musses, shall
be accommodated with as little delay as possible.
Tin- Island of Manhattan above Klghty-slxth-st.
and west of Slxth-ave. will never have even a
small fraction of the numerical population that
now exists on the East Side, and on a line di
rectly northward in The Bronx. Those having
farms and vacant lots on the West Sldo for sal«
certainly should have th<-lr due share of consid
eration."but not before, tin- people on the Bast Side
are accommodated.
Now let the wrong be righted, even though late.
AUGUSTUS H. ALLEN.
Bedford Park. April 12, IMS.
A meeting of the Harlem Hoard of Commerce
was to have been held last evening to takt- ac
tion on the Kast Side tunnel, but it was post
poned on account of the death of Silas C. Croft,
who was a prominent member. The board of
directors m^t last week and drew up resolutions
favoring The Tribune's plan. Thes^ resolutions
were to have been presented for ratification last
nighi
WORLD'S FAIR NOT POBTPOXEI).
AND MANAGEMENT WIM. NOT CONSIDER
PROPOSITION TO WAIT UNTIL 1906.
Bt. Louis April 14. Prestdeni D. R. Francis of
Hi.- j.ouisia. i Furchass Exposition Company, tn
answer i" th« many statements that the world's
fair would ii"t open In 1!":!. made this statement
to-day:
Neither the board of directori nor the executive
committee has taken any formal action concern
ing: a postponement of the exposition. It seems Im
possible to prevent agitation of the subject. Per
sonally l should prefer the exposition to be held
If in the Judgment of the local company, ap
proved by the national committee, Congress and
the administration, a postponement is thought
neceanary. that step will !><• taken In due time,
V.ut under no circumstances would the board of
directors or any "n«- els.- connected officially with
the exposition consider for a monvnt a postpone
ment to 1906. which, according t.. the morning
papers, Bantos-Dumonl has stated has I n de
cided upon
SATS s\)irs<)\ is SOT TO BLAME.
ADMIRAL SCHLEV'S COUNSEL DECLARES
SUBORDINATES CAUSED SANTI
AGO CONTROVERSY
"If there is anything for which we should feel
a sense of shame, it is that there should be any
controversy over the battle of Santiago. As that
great and frank man. Admiral Schley, said, 'Then?
was glory enough for all.' Th" effort to rob one
for the benefit of another is a sin and 8 shame.
But Admiral Sampson was net himself responsible
for the effort made to take the honor away from
Bchley and give it to himself. He had subord
inates who did It. That I could have proved, if I
had the opportunity to do it."
These remarks of Captain lames Parker, who
w.as counsel for Bchley, were applauded last even-
Ing at the dinner of the Ohio Society of New- York
at the Hotel Manhattan. It was the last ladles'
night of the season, and covers were laid for two
hundred. Milton I. Southard presided. A loving
cup for Leander 11. Crall, former treasurer of th«
society for fourteen years, was accepted with fit
ting words on his behalf In his absence by his son,
Howard L. Trail. The remarks that followed were
Informal.
S. K. Johnson, of "The Cincinnati Enquirer,"
thought It was a question whether any Buckeye
could reach his greatest eminence without leaving
his native State and coming to this city to become
a member of the Ohio Society. Captain Parker
then entertained members and guests with reminis
cences running back to the days of the Mexican
War. and winding up with the words quoted above
regarding the Hi Tlimusoii controversy.
Among those present were <*ass Gilbert. Robert
Johnstone Mooney. Colgate Hoyt. .Tames M. Hoyt,
A. J. <". roye, C. C. Bhayne. William H. Caldwell,
Francis M. ApplegHte. D. H. Daly. Rollln M. Mor
gan, Carlton T. Chapman. H. H. Brockway. John
S. Durand. Mahlnn Chance. H. D. Lyman, Eugene
Frazer Otis Wilkinson, Seth T. Stewart. John
Beardslee, Emory A Stedman. George D. M.
Pelxotto. Winchester Fitch and Addison (jllmore.
tiORSE KILLED; MAX VYING.
TEAM KAN AWAY ANI> DASHED INTO
ELEVATED BOAD IMI.I.AK
John Rk». forty-eight years old. of Flushing.
J.ong Island. li»s at the point of death at the
Harlem Hospital a.« the result of a runaway ac
cident which occurred last evening in East < me
nu ndred -and- fifth-st.
Kice is a coachman employed by Captain John
Roache, of Flushing. I-ong Island. He was
driving a fain of spirited horses attached to
a backboard on his way to the College Point
ferry, at Kast Ninety-nlnth-st.. when In pas.^ng
under the railroad tracks at Park-aye. the hem ■
took fright at a passing train and started to run.
Kice tried to stop them, but they soon got
beyond his control, and dashed madly down the
street. Rice having great difficulty in keeping his
seat. At Third-aye. they took thn south side of
the street, and in crossing the avenue ran into
an elevated railway pillar. The right h<*rse
dashed Into the iron post with his head down,
and was instantly killed.
The impact threw Kice Into the air and he
struck the pillar head first. As he fell, bruised
and unconscious, to the ground, the dead horse
fell partly on him. The other horse freed him
self from his dead mate and ran down the
street with the wreck of the backboard bang
ing to him. At Seoond-ave., Policeman Shea,
Of the Kant une-hundred-and-fourth-st. sta
tion, caught him. .
Rice was taken into a nearby drug store and
an ambulance was called from the Harlem Hoa-
Dltal it was three hours after his arrival at
the hospital before Rice regained consciousness,
and then only Just long enough to give his name
and address". Dr. Canby. who attended him,
found that he had sustained a compound fract
ure at the base of the skull, and two- ribs and
Ms right arm were broken.
WILL LEAVEB $50JDOO TO HOWIE.
FORMER NKW-/.KAT-ANL>KR MEANT TO
LEAVE ALL HIS PROPKRTT
TO "KI-IJATI II."
Chicago April 14. -Hy the terms of Frederick But
ton's will, which has be*n tiled for probate in the
1 ake County Court. John Alexander Dowle, head
of the Zionists, who styles himself Elijah 11. I"
made heir to an estate of TM.V'I most of which is
In New-Zealand, whence his benefactor came here.
Button had left all that he had to I>owle. but a
few dfivs before his death concluded to remember
his sister and three brothers, who are still in New-
Zealand. A codicil providing for them whs Bled
with the will.
SHITS OFF OPPOSITION.
standard oil company absorbs rival
pipe Line.
Wheeling, w. Vh . April 14.— 8y the purchase of
the properties of the two large Independent oil pro
ducing firms in Marshall County, the Standard Oil
Company absorbs the only Independent and rival
pipe line concern in the State. The Standard pays
jTfVoo it is said, to the Berredum Company, which
gives up fourteen wells and several hundred acres.
1 SUCCESSION OF GOVERNORS.
SOW 0i.K1.1-. NEXT WOODRUFF. AND THEN
B FRED NIXON WILL Kfl.K
Albany. April U (Special) Governor Odell sail
to-day that Senator Ellsworth, president pro tern.
of the Senate, bad accepted bis invitation t.. a°-
company him to Charleston, and then t.. the Pa
cific Coasl and return.
The Governor and Senator Ellsworth will start ..r.
Baturdas evening next. Lieutenant Governor
Woodruff will thereupon become Acting Governor
of the State. But Mr. Woodruff will n<-; bold the
Dosltlon long foi he »il! depart for Genoa, Italy,
on May t. Then 8. Fred Nixon, of Westfleld,
Chautauqua ''„u n tv, svlil become Acting fJovernor,
und will retain trat position until Governor Odell
returns to the St.ite. on May "JJ. Mr. Nixon will
thus i»e Acting Governor of tb« state ;._,r three
Governor odell will tw accompanied on his tour
by Mrs i >.!.-ll his father. Menjumln B. (>lell, his
two Histors an.i Senator Ellsworth. The Governor
will tlrnt go tn Washington, then to I'harlemnii.
and then to N>w-orl.ans From New Orleans his
r.site trill be weMwnrd to LOS Angeles. Cal He
will then travel north and come east on the Cana
dian Pacific Railway as far ts M.mtr^l Krom
Montreal he will travel Into this Star.- over the
St. Lawrence ami Adirondack.
M) \ni>lTJn\ TO INTERSTATE /'I UK
QOVBRNOR ODELL, VETOES BILL OIVINti ODMMIB
Sl<>\ POWXB TO ACQUIRB MORE LAND
Albany, April it Governor Odell to-day vetoed
the bill of Senator Goodsell, giving the Palisades
Interstate Park Commission the power t" add to
the Htate park lands along the Hudson River in
Ko'-klund County, bstw m Plermont Creek on the
south and the state reservation of Stony Point •■!>.
the north, beginning at and lnclu.llng Hook Moun
tain, in Upper Nyack, Rockland County, and ex
tending along the w.-st bank of the Hudson River
to the state reservation of Stony Point. The bill
gave the commission power, In conjunction with
the State, county, town and village authorities to
lay out and construct a boulevard north am! south
of the proposed park, utilizing, where available,
existing roads or streets, to connect with any boule
vard that might be constructed through the purk
BROXI HOSPITAL BILL SIGNED.
Albany. April 14 Governor Odell to-day signed
the bill of Senator Hennessey authorizing the con
struction of a new hospital In the Borough "f The
Bronx. It directs the Sinking Fund Commission •>(
the city to have bonds issue.] for tSOO,OOO to be used
in jicquirlng the Mte for the jir >posod structure and
for $:i'«i.">«' for ere. ting and equipping th«- building.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY ACCISED.
Albany. April 11 An Informal application was
made to Governor o.iell to-day for the removal of
District Attorney Egbert Palmer of Greens County
on the ground of dereliction of duty. The applica
tion was in.ide by D. 11. Daly, the Hey. Dr. CHfton
and the Rev. Dr. Mlckle, of Coxsackle. They al
leged that the District Attorney had failed to pro
ceed against persons who violated the Election law
iit the la 1 -! general election after a demand had
been made that he act In the matter The Governor
informed them that be bad directed the Attorney
General to investigate similar charges against Mr.
Palmer, and suggested that further action be .le
ferred until a report had been made. This was
satisfactory to the Coxsackle men.
mi: children \r one birth.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. April 14. -Isaiah Rhodes, of
Baileys <!ay. Ulster County, announced In this city
to-day that his daughter. Mrs. .lames Mc'iownn,
twenty-eight years old, of Tuckers Corners, a ham
let In Ulster County, yesterday gave birth to five
children, all girls, and thai all 'ire doing well. Mrs.
McGowan's other children are a son anil twins.
WEDDING 01 ].. 1.. II V AU.ES A BURPRIBB.
The marriage of Lucas I*. Van Allen, an oldtlme
Republican politician, and friend of President
Roosevelt, Senator Platt and Postmaster Van
Cott, to Miss Emma Frances Foster was a gen
uine surprise to his friends. Mr. Van Allen, who
Is over sixty years old, is seriously 111 at the Hotel
Albf rt. Eleventh-st. and University Place, where he
has lived for a number of years. When he be
came 111 MISS Foster's devotion won hie heart, and
he proposed and was accepted. The ceremony was
performed last Wednesday by the Rev. Ceorge
Alexander. Mrs. Van Allen is about forty-five
years old.
CHUMCH WORKER BUEB FOR DIVORCE.
Mrs. Minnie C. Hall, of New-Roehelle. a prom
inent worker in Trinity Episcopal Church. ..t White
Plain!], has brought suit, through her lawyer, Will
iam B. Aitken, In the Supreme Court at White
Plains for an absolute divorce from her husband,
Pierre C. Hull, of this city Mr. Hall Is the son
Of the late Thomas Hall, a wealthy tobacco manu
facturer.
SPORT AT THE FENCERS'. CLUB.
At the Fencers' Club at 8:30 o'clock this evening
teams of three men each will fence for a sliver
cup and gold medals presented by the club. The
Washington Fencers' Club, Boston Athletic Asso
ciation. New- York Athletic Club and Fencers' Club
will be represented.
LEASE OF DOMINION COAL COMPANY.
. Montreal, April 14.— A meeting of the directors of
the Dominion Iron and Steel Company was held
here this afternoon. It was announced that no
statement would be given out until to-morrow, but
"The Montreal Star" nays to-night that the rumor
or the street In regard to the meeting Is that the
st»el company has decided to lease the Dominion
Coal Company on a basis of 8 per cent dividend on
the common stock.
ACTRESS CHASES THIEF.
BIG CHiAVH JOINS MISS NINA KAKIMN<;-
TON .\NI> MAID <M "AKUY KINS
INTO I'OI.I < 'KM AN.
Cries of "Stop thief!" uttered in shrili. fem
inine voices alarmed pedestrians in Madison
ave. last night, and In a few minutes a BUS*
crowd of men and boys were pursuing a man
who was fleeingr up that thoroußhf;ire. followed
closely by two women. The man turned down
Flfty-fourth-st. and ran to Park-aye.. where ho
sprang- into the arms of a policeman.
Miss Xina Fnrrington. the actress, who lives
at No 71 Bast Fifty-second-st.. and her maid.
Gf-anne I,e F;is<g.t\ w-re walking down Madison
ave.. when they were held up and robbed at
Fifty-second-st. by a bold Italian, they aflcfjtq}
The maid carried in her left hand ;i aarketaaat
containing •*•"• «nd sjeaM je<\elry. while in her
right hand sh«-> hel<] ;i ch;.in. to which was at
tached MIP3 Fiirringtons skye terrier Alpnonse
While nearing Fifty-second-st.. they said, a l>itf.
burly man sprang at them from behind and
snatched the pocketbook from the m.iid.
When they saw him dart up the avenue they
picked tip their skirts and started in pursuit
They gained on the fleeing man. and several
times nearly caught up with him. Policeman
Hughes w;is walking through Fifty-fourth-st.
when he saw the man. He seemed so Inteni
00 getting away from his pursuers that he lid
not notice the policeman until he was fairly In
hif arms.
The prisoner said he was I.ouis Fen.ee thlrty
ttve y.;iis oM. an [t..!i;in. living at Mills Hotel
No. 1. He was locked up and charged with
highway robbery. Soon afterward H. D. LoCSr
wood, of No. 44 Baal SeVenty second St.. went
t.> the station with a pocketDOOk which he said
he. found in Madlson-a vr, near Fift \-f.mrth
st. It proved to be the one stolen from Miss
F.irrlngton's maid who will apttear as c>m
plalnant against Peraee in the Torkrllto curt
to-day.
.!/ I \ I \7> WIFE SI ICIDES IX I DAY
CRAZED BY GRIEF. SHE KILLS HERSELF 1
ACROSS HIS BODY.
Michael Mahoney. an employe of th-- National
3tiK.ir Refining Company, in Tonkers, killed him
self nt noon yesterday In the presence of his wife.
father nnrl mother by drinking carbolic add. In
the evening his wife, crazed by grief. commlttM
suicide in the same way. She was found (ytnaj
dead across his body. The man had tried to kill
himself once before by jumping from a third story
window. When he drank th- acid yesterday his
wife became frantic and had to be restrained, but
she lierame calm later and went about making
arranKementa for the funeral.
In the evening she left the room where her hus
band'S parents were and weni t<» thai hi whtnh was
his body. A few minutes later some neighbor*
came In, and Mrs. Mahoney was found lying across
her husband's body, with a small bottle, which had
contained carbolic arid, In her hand. An ambu
lance was called from St. John's Hospital, but when
it arrive,! the woman was dead.
• —
r.ISSAR GRADUATE A SUICIDE.
MISS MAY GRANGER TAKES PRI'SSIC ACID AT HER
FATHER'S HOME.
Winsted, Conn., April 14. — Nervous prostration,
brought on by excessive study and work as a
teacher, i.-.i to the suicide of Miss May Onager,
daughter of S. K. Granger, of Centie-at.. one of the
town's leading citizens. Miss Granger's dead body
was found this morning beside her bed, and In
vestlgatlon showed that she hail taken nearly an
ounce of diluted prussic acid. She was twenty-six
rears old and a graduate of Vassar. class of "9*.
In her college course Miss Granger received high
honors, winning a Greek scholarship at graduation,
which entitled her to a year's postgraduate study.
Afterward she became teacher of Greek and Ger
man In the Keen« (S. H.) High School, but Was
compelled on account of her health to give up thf
place at the end Of the fall term She had been at
her home here since Christmas She was to have
gone to-morrow to a sanatorium at Clifton Springs,
N. V
PISTOI. TO PROTECT POST.
BROOKLYN MAN DKFIBS BUREAU OF IN
CUMBRAXCES TENDING HIS APPEAL.
John I\illrnan, a real estate dealer at Fifth-aye.
and Unlon-st., Brooklyn, says that if anybody from
the Bureau of Ineusabrancea attempts to remove
a certain post from In front of his office he will
use a pistol on them. Pullmans post la a fall or;-.
bearing a sign on the top. He says that it la
primarily a hitching post, and that the alga Is in
cidental Th- Bureau of Incumbrancea declares
thai the post Is used especially to bold up the sign.
Stephen II Hove. a lawyer, representing Mr.
Pullman, sal. l yesterday In asking Justice Marean
In the Supreme" Court. for an Injunction restraining
the Bureau of Incumbrances from i emu* tug the
post *
'That post Is a hitching post, It hi as much a
pan of my client's business as the pen with which
he writes or th- <!• sk at which he sits. Mr. Pull
man says that if an attempt is made to remove that
pout he has an old Winchester which he may use ■
•I think that the old Winchester Is his only rem
edy." saW justice Marean. smiling "1 shall have
to deny, your motion."
When Mr. Pullman was seen biter h>- said:
■f haven't go! an oil Winchester, but I have got
a rood modern pistol. I am going to appeal from
Justice Marean's decision to the Appellate Divis
ion Meanwhile if any "tie attempts to monkey
With that pool there will be very serious trouble "
NEWSDEALERS A\l> STATIONERS MEET.
The New-Tors Newsdealers and stationers' Pro
tective Association held a meeting and smoker
last night at the American Hotel Lodge Rooms,
Elghth-ave. and Forty-Hrst-st. A musical pro
gramme was rendered, th. chief feature of which
was Master Richard Lessor, the boy singer.
Colonel W. D. Mann, of -Town Topics." and
Charles M. Bergstresser. ••:" "The Wall Str. et
journal." were the .speakers of the evening.
Q/k ypkmtfZr (fwn\
An Attractive Collection of
WROUGHT IRON LAMPS
For Summer Homes
EACH YEA H the demand for these ragged but artistic
Lamps made of Mark wrought iron, grows greater. \\ c determined
some months ago to have a collection worthy of the Hue Summer
houses that would require them this season, and we had special designs
prepared for us. in more artistic forms than have been known heretofore
* The Variety is very wide; and the lamps are made large and small,
for library, hall, reception, banquet and table lamps, M well m side lamps
and hanging lamps for porches.
These hints of styles and prices:
WrouKht iron Library Lamna. $•'*.".. Then these lamps for general use
$4.7.-. so. $12. $20, ?.-;.-. .<".. toat—v aroum i t } > country home:
WroiiKlit Iron HaagtaHJ Potrl I.iintevns. Ilm^^s. Mg „_■ ... 4^ Me, s^c,
.*:!..-.«.. fS, ST. M». $*..-<). Sl-' ..-•». Sis. .-.(». "".''si ' ' ' '
tu »-•"'■ iron .4 U K hts. for th.porch. Urnrket" Lamps. -.-.-. .Ho,-, to,- ».-„• s.-.,-.
WrOOXhi ln.n Siile Lit^lits. fur t lie-jmrrli. lof*
$4. $7.50, f8.50, -►,*.!•_'.."• >. $:'.O, to . H,,n.l lanterns, for oil or .Nin.lle. •_'."«•, 40c T
$::7..".0. .-,,»,•. 7.".-. SI . *-••"'». to S-''-7.'..
WrO««Bi Iron Kfwptlon and r.an«|uet Stable ami Oiil -I<l'- I ..-intenis. 1 .-.".. .-'•".
I.nmj>s. *v»..".<>. l". •">". ■"•-"•»• *> - *-•"• ■ «-■ *- ■"" S:; «*.•"<>. ! " Sl ' "•"
tls4 w, -, -„ i „„. ••• *_'..-() Summer Lamp Shades
5.5 — ..S4 ..<'. »..«.. '« ••■ . - „.,.,. _,„.,., f.iv „,-!..t.-.l i lured Ss*aJ
•aWßfs* "11 t S V- ' JKllCiw. nnlHli«l « ill. irii.« ■•• . »1 fI.S«».
wTo««ht in!:, "v'nHim, I t.r,,». We, Shn.l™. »m,lj_;.frn 1 ».,*, «-r: ».,.u.n.«I .l»-.
»• • ml hi In.ii . a !..Vl,-K?i rkn. .-»<>»• 7.V. Shinies, nui of rrvtbnne mii.l p.-.inre.l
«i-o SI 7 . *-.'.L : ".»4..-.w. *.;.,..»!-. „n1...,i m !. In all the v-ry newest gape*
wrnii-iit ir..« Framed s.-.,,,^. 94.r,>K at $3.75, *4..-O. *... -. .. -• . ■-
$.; -7>. SI -'I ..-.•». T . . SIS. I *lt>..,<». Un., Store. Basement.
JOHN WANAMAKEIL
Fonnprlv A. T. Stewart «!t < \>., Broadway. Fourth Aye., Uthan I 10th Sts.
NEW-JERSEY NEWS,
SUPPOSED DEAD MAX SITS iV
UNDERTAKER'S HELPERS DROP COFFIX
AND FLEE.
Paterson, April 14 (Special).— Alexander Scaz
eletta. an Italian prisoner in the county Jail,
was being carried out of that institution to
day in a coffin after being pronounced dead,
when he suddenly sat upright in the coffin. The
undertaker's assistants let him drop and toot
to their heels in fright.
The prisoner was called in the morning; by
the keeper, but did not respond. Then his cell
was opened, Put the man could not be aroused,
and the jail officials sent for a physician, telling
him that a prisoner had died in the night. The
doctor pronoun' the man dead, and an under*
taker was sent for. Two of his employes were
carrying the supposed dead man to the wagon
when Scazeletta opened l.is eyes ami sat up
in the coffin as much surprised as the under
taker's men. who dropped the coffin.
Scazeletta was arrested on Thursday at the
Erie depot for acting in a strange- manner. It
as thought that his mind was deranged. For
two days he talked incessantly, but ■• Satur
day apparently lost the power of speech. He
was discharged from jail on the recommendation,
;f the county physician.
UTBD \EARU lot; YEARS*.
FOUR GENERATIONS OF DESCENDANTS AT
"WOMAN'S DEATHBED.
New-Brunswick, April It (Special).— Mrs. Hannah
Bartow, the oldest resident of New-Brunswick, died
at her home here yesterday from old age. She was
nearly ''»> years "1.1. At her bedside at her dpath
were four generations cf her descendants.
Mrs. Bait— wrs born in New-Brunswick on May
1. 17St>, and was the daughter of Barney and Dor
othy Fisher Hartwiik. Bel mother lived to be lli>
years old, dying in ISlo. She was employed by Com
modore Vanderbllt when be kept the Ballona Hotel.
in this city. She helped to COOS the dinner for
Lafayette when he visited this city. She was
married twice, and was the mother of eleven chil
dren. Her second husband. Isaac Bartow, built tho
bouse in which si- died and where she. had lived
for fifty-six years. Three daughters and two soks
survive her.
//i.n DRAWS SALARY ILLEGALLY.
MAYOR STETSON OF ORANGE SO INFORMED
BY THE CITY COUNSEL.
Orange. April 11 (SpeclaU.— lt has been discovered
that for the last two years Mayor Stetson of Or
ange has been drawing a salary which was never
legally voted to him. The Mayor's attention has
been called Is this by City Counsel Davis. Mr -
Stetson said to-day that be had not investigate,!
the question, but the ordinance fixing his salary
was drawn by the present City Counsel, who, ha
was sure, would not draw an illegal ordinance.
Mr. Davis was not consulted on the question a*
t-» whether the ordinance was legally adopted. A
committee of Ike Coma Council certified that
a law had been adopted provldtog that the ques
tion si paying -i salary should be submitted to the
people at any election, and that: the assent of a
majority of the voters TOttng at sort an ; eWnn
should be necessary to se.-ure the adoption of tn.»
law Mr Davis accordingly drafted the ordinance.
but at the election at which the question was sub
mitted only 1.436 ball, out of UM CMI referral
to the salary proposition; 71 of these were for tha
salary, which is J1.20U a year.
TOWN'S o\IY l\!>rsTi:Y DESTROYER.
THE SWEDE3BORO GLASS 'WORK?. OW3OBO AN3i
m n BY WORKMEN*. «no i
Owtfltaftora. April M (Special).-The Swedesboro
Glass Works, Ike town's only industry, owned ami
operated on the co-operative plan by th*» Mowers.
was destroyed by fire this morning. The loss 14
about $•■'■-■. with only partial insurance. Presi
dent Buthuri says a temporary shed will be built
and work resumed as quicS as possible, hut a
jmler of the men have secured work elsewhere,
as there is an unusual demand for blowers.
tEWI W >/>■ LTD I ////.' TMREE D I Fft
COURTSHIP u&twd ONLY A* WEEK— MAS r>OE3
NOT KNOW ADDRESS -■;• WIKKS IAKKNT;.
Wilbur Van Antwerp, of No. 1« Colon-stj; Jersey
City yesterday asked the police to look for bia
wife! Lillian, eighteen years old, who disappeared
from her borne last Thursday Van Antwerp saW
that he had been married only throe •! a*> »hen
his wife left home. The courtship lasted .>ii.> one
week His wife's parent!!, he said, lived 1:1 Ho
boken. but he did not know their address.
WOYED BIILDiNG W U II TENANTS tt IK
IT WAS TAKEN FROM ONE SU>E OF STREET Ti>
THE OTHER BECAVSE OF PARK y.\ ■■■-- *
The novel sight of a three story frame building
being moved, with its tenants, attracted COBStgWj;
able attention In the Greenville section «T Jersej-
Clty yesterday. It was only moved a short dis
tance, however, being transported from one corner
of the Hudson Boulevard and Barthol.li-.^e. to the
opposite corner. The building is owned by Otti>
Schuler. who has a grocery store on the groumt
tioor while the two upper rt--.irs are occupied by
four families. As Schuler decided to al!..w hU
stock to remain In the store while the bull. ling WM
being moved, the tenants decided t. '°"»*i^
rxami>!e Their confidence m Svhuier s Jungment
w" n,.t misplaced, for the building w.,s trans
ferred to Its new site without mishap. 1W re
moval was because the old site of Schuler s bui W-
Kg was needed for the proposed extension oc
Columbia Park.

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