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PROBIXO THE REEF TRUST. ATTORVEV GsOOsstAli PAVIKS STARTS .\N INQT'IHY TIF-RE. MANY COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BT HPT THE GOVERNOR SUPPORTS THE INVESTIGATION". The State of Xew-York, through Attorn, General John C. Davies. is ensued in probing Into the organization, constitution and n."th'ds of the meat trust. Mr. Davies came down from Albany yesterday personally 10 conduct a searching investigation late the operations of the trust in this city. The Attorney Gential quietly >!«■■ the work of sifting evaala from facts in order to pecure evidence that would be useful to him In the future when members and agems of the trust might be asked to appear before him. Mr. Davies. who Is staying tX the Hotel Manhattan, spent an hour or two yester day afternoon at the office of Deputy Attorney General Job K. Hedges. No. 141 Broadway. While there he discussed the beef situation with. a Tribune reporter in substantially the?- words: ••I do not know." he said, "whether or not you here in New- York fully appreciate the extent of the criticism which has been levelled at the trust. In my own county, Oneida. there has been actual suffering on account of the excep tionally high rates charged by the Westerners. I have received many letters from different sec tions of the State. All of the writers complain Of the present difficulty of supplying meat to their families. They ask me if I cannot do something: to relieve them. "Before I left Albany I talked over the meat situation with the Governor. I found him much interested in the subject and very much against any hißh-handed proceedings on the part of the trust He is willing to indorse any step I may take looking to the relief of the citizens of the ' ■V have found that the consumption of meat has materially lessened since the augmentation began I have boon unable to learn when the upward movement will erase. Both the Govern or and I are interested in the question because of the additional cost the rise in prices of meat -will bring to th" maintenance of the State in stitutions, as w— ~s to private families. "I am not at liberty 10 tell the results of m> Investigations I have beard plenty of nim>rs and many reports regarding the doings of !tM trust here, but until 1 can reduce what I M' heard to evidence that will be strong enough to Injure the trust I must keep silent. I can onls car that, as far as my Investigations have gone 1* looks very much as if the trust had exceeded Its legal powers. If when I examine these meat men before a referee I find that they are guilty •7 oversaving their rights I shall l proceed against them on the ground of restraint of trade and of carrying on a business injurious to pub lic pollcv It is criminal for any body of men to creaTe a" monopoly on a commodity that is cssen ti T ? o th™ maintenance of life. If any ™<™''" • ft" is found, the proper authorities snail he in structed to bring proceedings against them. ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATING. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TABLES THE REEF TRITST RESOLUTION. •Washington. April 1---A letter from. Attorney General Knox relative to the so-called Beef Trust was made public to-day by Representative Ray. of Sew-Tork. chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary. In view of the Attorney General's letter the Judiciary Committee decided without division to recommend that the resolution of Rep resentative Thayer. of Massachusetts, asking- the Attorney General what steps he had taken against th* Beef Truft. lie on the table. The Attorney General letter is given In Chairman Ray's report on the resolution. ■-._—. The report quotes Mr. Ray's letter, dated April ; ■ to the Attorney General, in which the following questions are asked: First— Has your attention been called to the ■MUter alleged in House Resolution m. a copy of ■SM-HSCTyo,, requested to take any C "Tnird^ Have you any evidence of the existence of Euch a combination? Th" Attorney General, in a letter of the same SEte. answers the questions as follows: Flirt— lt has not. except ■• far as it is a matter of peneral notoriety. Second— l have not. . , Third— None that could be classed as legal am- It'S proper. I think, however, to add that owir.s to the positive, oft repeated and circumstantial r.atu'-e of the allegations that the law is belns flagrantly violated. I directed some time npo a thorough inves:ipatlon to be made by one of the district attorneys of the I nlted states for the purpose of ascertaining whether in fact such com bination existed, and whether, if so. its operations were in violation of any federal statute Continuing, the report says: It is apparent from this correspondence that there is no necessity for th* adoption of the resolution. By reason of "the widespread notoriety of the mat ter the Attorney General of the ["tilted States has already ordered a thorough investigation. There Is no doubt he will perform bis duty and prosecute all offenders, if offenders there be. It is evident that he should not be required to five -. detail the steps already taken, as this would be to forewarn tlio>,o who are violating the law and enable them, to conceal evidence. It is aN" evident that this officer cannot state whether or not there has b<-on an infringement of the law. as no evidence has been presented to him upon which to ba*e an opinion, and no intelligent opinion can be given as to whether or not there has been an infringement of the law until the facts axe fully ascertained. It is Blf=o evident that no legal steps can be taken toward a prosecution of the parties violating the law until a thorough investigation has been made. (1 short- th» letter of the Attorney General above quoted answers the resolution as fully as it can be or ought to be at this time. tMEFARD 7O SPEAK TOMORROW. nXTECTE© TO REVIEW LOWS ADMINISTRATION' W TO DATE. Edward M. Sh«>pnrd. the. Tammany candidate for Mayor ia?t fall, baa premised to speak at the din ner of the Harlem Democratic Club in the Harlem Casino to-morrow niKiit. an 5 it is understood that Mr. Shepard will review the acts of Mayor Low's administration up to flat*. He intimated In his speech at the Democratic Club on Monday night that he had something on his mind in the way of criticism Of Mr. Low, and the Harlem Tammany raeu paid last night that Mr. Shepard would attack Ism Mayor The meeting is In the XXXlst As senrhly * District, of which Isaac M. Hopper is leader. Hugo Kanzler is president of the club, and the dinner will be in honor of the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Among others who are expected to speak are Lewis Nixon. < "ingressman Robert W. Davie. of Florida, and John B. Stanchfleld. Gov ernor Joseph D. Savers of Texas and pi -Governor Frank Brown of Maryland. Invitations have been »rit to -ex-President < Me-velarid. ex -Secretary Fair child. John G. Carlisle and ex-Senator David B. Hi:: .^. STOCK OFFERED WITH A BOM S. The Forr. Rivfr Ship and Engine Company-, at r Quincy. Mass., has just placed on the market in.ovi shares of preferred Mock at JlO9 a share, of .'ferlng: a bonus of on? share of common ftock for • every two of preferred that is bought. The com ' pany 1s capitalized a* follow*: Preferred Mock. y, <wi shares, at $2. ""'.'"A and common stock. 20.W) j share? at C«Vi.(W. The company reserves the » rlrht to -withdraw this bonus «• any time. This was formerly the Fore River Engine Com ■ nanv at Weymouth, orjranired by F. O. Wellington end T A "Watson. L*?t year The company, hav • In* established a larpe plant at Qulncy. was In corporated. Am"ric the contracts i' has undertaken ar« the hui'.dinK of the battleships Xew-Jersey and Rhc-^.e Island the cruiser Dcs iloines and a num . : of torpedo boat destroyers. special NOTICE DO NOT BE, IMPOSED UPON By I irvupuk>u«> Druggists who offer you a substitute for Hnnyadl J&nos NATURAL LAXATIVE MINERAL WATER. There is nothing •• Jn*t as good." For the positive cure of CONSTIPATION. A* tat Hnnyadl Jano*. (full name) and •*♦ fat yon T;ET it. It yon Kmply uk for Hu7*di water yoo may be UapOMd upon. ET«ry bottle of the Genuine has Bine Label, with red center. BRICK OKLY DENTED MAN'S BKULL. AFTER FAI.LTNO THIRTEEN" STORIES IT GLAX«ED FROM A MARVELLOUS (RANIIM AND INJCRED AN OTHER PERSON. According to hospital and police reports, Joseph Berment. thirty-five years old. a house- Fmitn. of No. IJSM Brook-aye., The Bronx, has a remarkable head. Last evening he was at work on tho pround floor of a new apartment hous» at No. 42 West Thirty-fifth-st. In some manner a brick became dislodged on the thir teenth Boor. It struck Berment on the head, and. according to th»- report of Policeman Troy, of the Tenderloin station, made a "small dent" in his skull. IV-rment. however, was knocked penseless by the force of the blow. Dr. Wetts, of the New-York Hospital, made a hurried examination, while Berment's fellow workman stood about, wondering what would become of his widow. 'Why. this man is not going to 'lie, 1 ' said the surgeon, as he finished his examination. 'His skull is not even fract ured, or, at least, so far as can he determined now." Dr. YY<-11« took V.erment to the hospital, where, he could make n more thorough examination. Rerment SSI placed on the operating table. One or two fellow surgeons helped Dr. Wells, but nothing more serious was found than the little 'dent" in the skull. In speaking of the case later. Dr. Wells said Pel limit's condition was not in the least seri ous. This mnn either has a remarkably bam head or was struck by an unusually soft brick." was the surgeon's comment. "He will pronably go back to work to-morrow." The brick, after ffdling Berment. tumbled on down into the basement of the building, where Teter Thompson, of No. 7,4:, East < >ne-hundred and-fifty-seventh-st.. another mechanic, was at work. He received a wnr^ appearing wound on the head than did Berment. He was not taken to the hospital. "Berment would not have been taken to the hospital." said the surgeon, "if the brick hadn't fallen so far." OLD FXSERVED WARRANTS FOUXD. TAKEN FR'"»M CNCSED DESK IN DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE-TOR HOUSES OF A rOLICY MAN. Thirty-six unservrd warrants for violations Of the policy law and two articles of children's BSMBtrwear were found yesterday in a desk long unoccupied In the District Attorney's office. County Detective Reardon desired a new desk. One was brought out and placed In the detec tive's rooms of the District Attorney's office. < >n opening the desk Reardon was surprised to find the warrants. Pome of them were dated In the first months of lSt«>. but most of them were dated within a year and a half. They were unserved warrants for houses said to be owned by a well known sporting man in tp esu-d r in policy. There Is nothing about them to denote who received them, whether any ac tion was taken or why they were put aside. They were turned over to District Attorney Je rome, who will invostignte. THE COLLATERAL LOAN TAX. COMMISSIONER YERKES SAYS HE MUST EN FORCE THE -ATTORNEY GEN ERAL'S OPINION ASKED. "Washington. April IS.— John W. Yerkes. Commis sioner of Internal Revenue, ha? made public his letter to Lewis Cass Ledjrard. of New- York, at torney for the New- York Stock Exchange. In reply to Mr. T/edyard's argument asking for a recon sideration and reversal of the ruling made by the Commissioner in February last, by which It was held that where certificates of stock were used as collateral for loan*, and were delivered by the owner thereof to the Under inclored in an envelope on which there was a irint.-d memorandum setting forth the name of the borrower, the name of the lender, the amount borrowed, date of the transac tion, and the name and value of the securities in dosed in the envelope, that such transaction was subject to the stamp tax imposed by the first clause of Schedule A of the "War Revenue acts of June. OH, and March. 1901. The Commissioner is of the opinion that, even without such memorandum, the transaction Is taxable, but in the case under con sideration there was a delivery of the stock to se cure the future payment of money, and further more the memorandum above referred to. The Commit signer holds that the language of Schedule A does not require the memorandum stated to be signed by either party, or that it must be Intended by the parties or accepted by them as an effective instrument of plrdpe. Th' memorandum under consideration contained a full statement of the transaction between the parties. It showed the amount of the loan, to whom the loan was made, by whom It was made, the rate of Interest, date of the loan, the securi ties delivered as collateral and the value of th*-se securities. The Commissioner further held that as after the passage of the act of MM both the Attorney General and the Commissioner of In ternal Revenue had held that Such transactions ■were taxable under what was called the mortgage clause of the law of 1888. which clause was re pealed nnd*-r the provisions of the act of March 2. ISCI. that the taxes in question would be enforced only <<n and after July 1. ISOI. Me held thai bo lone aa the Mortgage law had been on the statute books hi* office nad the riuiit to assume that the revenue officials bad enforced the collection and the borrowers had paid the taxes doe under that section according to the rulings of the. bureau, but from the data of the repeal of the mortgage clause lie considered it his duty to enforce the collection of the proper taxes where stock was used as collateral and where any memorandum was made a part of the transaction. The commissioner does not agree with Mr. Led yard that the amounts involved will be stupendous or that unusual hardship will result to taxpayers by th« enforcement of the law. Rut, regardless of the amounts. he feels it his duty to enforce the law whatever may be the result of that enforce ment: that his duty was to find the meaning of the law after careful consideration of its language and then enforce H. Mr. Ledyard had requested that if the commis sioner could not agree with him In his views of the case under consideration the opinion of the Attor ney General be asked. The commissioner, because of the large number of persons interested in this case, as well as because of the amounts Involved, has agreed to comply with the request, and will request the Secretary of the Treasury to submit all the papers to the Attorney General, with a re quest that he give his opinion on the questions In volved. PARIf-H CELEBRATES ANVtVBBSAKT. tht: CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION COMPLETES ITS SEVENTY-FIFTH YEAR. The seventy-fifth anniversary of the Parish of the Church of the Ascension. Fifth-aye. and Tenth ft . was celebrated last night by a reception In the Chapel of the Comforter, No. 10 Horatio-st. The parish was founded in 1527. and every year the parishioners celebrate the affair. Mr« Henry Humiand arranged the programme of Instrumental music. sincinc. recitations and games. PLASTERERS' LABORERS STRIKE. The strike of plasterers' laborers to enforce the demand for $3 .V> a day which was scheduled for yesterday happened on time, and the laborers re fused to work at (very building where the demand was refused. l*ate on Monday night the Plasterers' laborers' Union met In Military Hall. No. 193 Bowery, and issued final instructions for making the demand. Every union plasterer went to his work as usual yesterday mnrning. and made the demand. When it was refused lie doffed his over alls and went away. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUTE. WEDNESDAY. APBHi 18. BW2. T<» FLOCK BY THEMSELVES NOTICE BEstVED ON CITIZENS UNION AND INDEPENDENT ALDERMEN. REPUBLICAN MEMBERS HOLD A CAUCUS FROM WHICH THK FORMER ARE EX- CtiUDBD— WHY THE ACTION WAS TAKEN. The Republican members of the Board of Aldermen yesterday served emphatic notice on the Citizens Union and Independent Democratic members of the hoard to -flock by themselves." The affront was unmistakable, as the Republi cans met in caucus following: the adjournment Of the board meeting, with the Citizens Union and Greater New-York Democracy men on the outside of the glass doors of the council cham ber. The action by the Republicans yesterday was largely the outcome of the discussion of the aldermanic situation on Friday night last week at the so-called fusion caucus, when Alderman Goodman, the leader of the majority until he resigned that post, some time ago. urged his colleagues to assume responsibility for the acts of the Low administration, and make the lines as tight as possible. The lukewarm Independent Democrats and Citizens Union members, to the number of about twenty, did not attend the caucus on Friday night, but at the round-up yesterday afternoon thirty Republicans took part in the proceedings. The Republican members of the board last night said that their action was provoked by the course taken by the independents them selves. On account of disappointment over fail ure to secure patronage, the independent Dem ocrats have been fulling out of the fusion ranks. asserting that they were 'going it alone." They declared that they owed it to their constituents to cut loose from the fusion majority and se cure all the political places within their reach. This attitude did not strike the Republican members as just and proper, and they told their recalcitrant brethren so. Sine- last Fri day some of the Republican members of the hoard have been doing missionary work among the more indifferent, an.i yesterday's caucus was the result. The Tammany members of the board now have the laugh on the "outlaws." Lately they have been twitting them because of their fail ure to secure the patronage that they had planned t" get. and have offered many sugges tions about returning to Tammany and getting In line for future good times. N. -« that the Republicans have served notice on the independent Democrats In the board, it will be interesting t-> notice just what will happen. The friends of the Mayor would like to see the board In the hands of a majority of well wishers of th» administration, but if such a thing is Impracticable, they pay the adminis tration can take care of itself. The salary bill has given the Board of Estimate and Appor tionment power until May 1 to readjust salary schedules without the concurrence of the board. About the most important Thing that the alder men ■will handle in the way of legislation for the next year is the confirmation of the Rapid Tran sit Commission's contract with the Pennsyl vania Railroad for the building of the tunnel across Manhattan Island. It will be some time. however, before the aldermen have to pass on the measure, and there is little doubt that pub lic sentiment will be so strongly in favor of Its ratification that the aldermen will vote for it without reference to partisan lines. At the caucus of the aldermen yesterday President Cromwell of Rfdimond presided. Some of the independent Democrats who were noi in vited to the conference were Messrs. Dowling, Florence, Lundy and Malone. All of these m' n are Democrats, and were elected on the fusion ticket. Alderman Wentz, of Brooklyn, after the conference adjourned yesterday afternoon, paid that it was an "a'ceident" that the fusion Democrats were not invUe.i to the conference. Alderman McTnnes, vice-president of the board, said that It mode little difference whether the independents stayed away or not, as there would be enough votes to pass every popular measure on its merits. BHEEHA V I//.V I \GRT AT HI! I. PARTNERSHIP WITH TAMMANY TIGHTENS THP: LINER OF THK INDEPENDENTS The most noticeable effect of the new political partnership between ex-Senator David B Hill ;.nd the Tammany Democrats Is the tightening of th° liins of hostility between the Independ ent Democratic organizations and Tammany. Mr. Hill went back t" Albany yesterday afternoon ;.t 1 O'clock, after talking over the political sit uation with Frank Campbell, Democratic state chairman, at the Hoffman House. Mr. Camp bell objects to the harmony programme In so far ns it sidetracks him t<> give ih<- management of the campaign to Senator McCarren. Mr. Camp bell spoke hopefully of Democratic harmony ■when talking for publication. His friends know, however, that he keenly resents being supplant ed by Mr. Mi '.ur.ri. The friends of John C. Sheeban are not as kindly disposed toward Mr. Hill as they were before he made his Bpeech at th-- Democratic r'lub. They begin to believe that he is pre paring to do the political "straddle" ar t at their expense. Ii is a'iiui) Is int > ipi v ted ::s meaning that he will work with th< Tammany men under Lewis Nixon. He did not attend the dinner in honor of John < '. Sheehan, but he did go to the gathering intended to >mphasize th" leadership of Lewis Nixon In the Democratic organization In tfps county. The feeling of bitterness by the anti-Tam many men all along the line was Intensified last night at the spectacle of Bhepard and Hill back in the Tammany camp. Pursuant to a resolution adopted at a recent meeting of the executive committee of the In dependent Democracy> which numbers in its membership some of the best known Gold Demo crats in this ciiy. a committee was appointed to confer with other Independent Democratic or ganisations with a view of solidifying Demo cratic opposition to Tammany Hall. Resolutions were adopted urging all Demo crats not enrolled at the last flection to take advantage of the special enrolments, so that a successful fight might be waged at the pri maries. The committee is composed of Wheeler H. Peckham, Robert L. Harrison. Hugh R. Gar den, John P. Kelly, Samuel n. Ordway, Chal mers Wood and Adam Frank. A similar committee, consisting of E. Ellery Anderson. John C. Sheehan, Kasms 8. Ransom, Matthew P. Preen, Alfred F. Seligsberg, L. J. M. Liner.in and William Hepburn Russell, was re cently appointed by th" Greater New-York Democracy, and the Bryan Democratic League will appoint its committee within two or three days. Conferences will then he held and s gen rral plan prepared to perfect the organization of anti-Tammany Democrats, and to contest vigorously the primaries In every district. In view of the veto of the Weekes bill by Governor i 'dell, the anti-Tammany forces feel confident of success. HEBREW SHOPKEEPERS PROTEST. THEY ASK SPECIALLY THAT THE POLICE BE LENIENT NEXT SUNDAY. THE DAY BEFORE PASSOVER. A letter of protest against the enforcement of the Sunday closing laws was sent yesterday to Mayor Low and Police Commissioner Partridge, demand ing that the East Side merchants and pedlers be permitted to continue their trade on Sundays, and declaring that the mid* mads upon them by Cap tain Walsh, of the Eldridso-st. police station, are outrageous. The letter makes a strong plea in be half of the thousands of poor residents of that part of the city, who arc unable 10 purchase food in ad vance, as they do not possess the proper storing or refrigerating accommodations. The letter spe cially requests that the coming Sunday be set aside as a day on which the market may be opened, and pedlers and storekeepers allowed to sell their foods. This special appeal is made because the Hebrew holiday of Passover vill begin on the fol lowing evening, and It will be difficult for many Jewish families to buy their supplies unless they do it on Sunday. In previous years, the letter as serts, the city government has made it a rule to permit the sale of victuals and other household suoplles on the Sunday preceding a Jewish festival. Commissioner Partridge sent for Captain Walsh yesterday, and held a long conference with him. The East Side storekeepers intend to organize and make a strong effort to have the Sunday laws changed. A Jewish dally newspaper has "recom mended that a committee of pedlers. merchants and storekeepers be organized to visit the Mayor and Police Commissioner, and present their griev ances. The article in the paper closes with the fol lowing war cry: "It is a campaign for religious freedom! It is a campaign for th" proper observ ance of our Sabbath day. And the campaign must K» unnl" . . - NEW-JERSEY NEWS. PROVIDES FOR ACTRESS NURSE. PTTTSBUR6 MAX LEAVES I.TFE INTOME TO WOMAN WHO TOOK CARE OF HIM. Farmlngdale. X. J., April IS (Special).— The will of Henry M. Bennett, of Pittsbun?. who died here last Friday, was read to relatives and de visees this afternoon by John F. Hawkins, of Asnury Park, who prepared the document last September. As was expected, the principal legatees are Mrs. I-aura Biggar. the actress, who for th- last four years was Mr. Bennett's com panion and nurse; Ira H. Shattuck. proprietor of the Xicollet House, Minneapolis, a brother in-law; P. J. McNulty. a former secretary, and R. M. Cullck. of Pittsburgh a business asso ciate. Mrs. Biggar was present when the will was read. The document, which was very voluminous, will be offered for probate at Freehold on Mon day. James W. Fiott. of Pittsburt;. and John F. Hawkins, of Asbury Park, were made execu tors without bonds, and are to receive $5,000 each for their services in lieu of fees. Mr. Mc- Nulty is also to give his services in the settle ment of the estate. In case either of the execu tors fails to serve. Frank Armstrong, of Pitts burg-, is to be executor in his stead for a like consideration. All debts and expenses are to be paid by May 1. and the remainder of the estate is to be di vide.l as follows: To Mrs. Laura Biggar. the house at No. 119 Kast Kighty-third-st., New- York, valued at $40,000, also $1,000 to be paid within ten days after the prohate of the will and an annuit of SI. SOU a year as long as she !ives, the principal on her death to go to her son, Willis J. Biggar, or, if he be dead, to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani mals of Asbury Park; to Ira H. Shattuck. the Windsor Stock Faim. at this place, of nearly five hundred acres, and forty-six blooded horses. Including Cascade, Zaza. Willis J., Alcantara, jr. Mil.- Wilkes, Sir Bevis, Signal Pt.-ir. Lady Bevia and Doctor Mac, together with all stock and machinery, except three colts or horses, to he selected by William Pudleston, former man aj,'t of the farm, who is also to have $1,000; to P. J. McNulty, a two-thirds interest in forty acres of land near West Brownsville. Perm.. a house at No. 21 North Dlamond-st.. Allegheny City, Perm.. and Mr. Bennetfs gold watch and chain. The Bijmi Theatre. | n Pittsburgh Ifl to he con tinued for live years, during which time R. M. Grulick, Mr. Bennett's partner, is to have a one third interest in the profits and $30 a week in the theatrical seasons. Mr. tiulick is also made the residuary legatee. The Bijou Theatre prop erty at the end of the five years is to be dl vH. d between Mrs. Biggar. who is to receive 90 per cent, and P. J. McNulty. who is to get the rest. Samuel Croker Bennett, a nephew, f.nd Mary Bennett, a niece, receive J5.->.f>oO each, and <leorge B. Whif.-. 1 f Farmlngdale. $1,000. Mary Diskin, of Pittsburgh receives $500, and a trust fund of $1 0.00 ft is left to the Asbury Park Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or to the Mayor and Council for such purposes, should no such society exist. The Mnnmouth Trust Company, of Asbury Park, is made trustee of $1,000, the income to hr devoted to keeping the Bennett lot in Mount Prospect Cemetery. Asbury Park, in order. Five thousand dollars la left for the construction of an entrance to the cemetery. Mr Bennett and his wife lie in Mount Pros pect <'emetery in n vault capped by a piece of marble weighing thirty tons. Over the vault is a marl !»• shaft seventy-six feet high, which cost ?•".<'.« nh 1. The entire estate is valued at nearly $2,000,000. SHOOTS FRIEND AND HIMSELF MAN JUST RACK PROM WEST SAID HIS WIFE WAS INSULTED. John Oroughton and James Shelby He "lose together in St. Michaels Hospital. Newark, earh with a bullet in his head. Both are expected to die. r>r..Uk,-hton shot Shelby j»nd then himself. An n!!eg*>d Insult to Mrs. Droughton was the r-asnn given for the shooting. Droughton, who is a machinist, returned yes terday from a long trip West. Last night he went to the saloon of James Murphy, ai Cen ;ral-;ive. and North Thlrd-M.. East Newark. where Shelly was When Droughton appeared the men in the place greeted him with n shout of welcome. Shelby Joined in the greeting, and started from the bar toward Droughton, with whom he bad been friendly foryears. As Shelby advanced Droughton sn«- him, and. hreaklng .iff his greet ings with the other men, started toward Shelby, at the same time calling him a name :»nd add ing: "111 teach you to insult my wife." Shelby's hand dropped to his side and he stood BtilL Droughtun drew a revolver and tired at his farmer friend.- The bullet entered Shelbys right eye and took a somewhat downward course. Droughton then turned to the men who had risen from the tables and commanded them to stand still. His revolver covered them as he r. treated to the door. liis wife uas i>n th" stoop of their home. Ho taid nothing to her. but ran into the house and upstairs. Then, sitting in a rocking chair, he seni ;> bullei into his own bead. Mrs Droughton refuses i>< explain her husband's r<» tnark about her having been insulted. She will only say that her husband had been drinking. ELIZABETH PRESBYTERY MEETS. RETIRING MODERATOR PRAISES ROOSE VELT AND ATTACKS JEROME. Elizabeth, April 15 (Special).— The spring session of the Elizabeth Presbytery began here to-day in the Second Presbyterian Church and will continue over to-morrow. There are thirty-three churches and several chapels in the Presbytery. The Rev. Dr. Henry Elliott Mott. pastor of Westminster Church, Elizabeth, is the retiring moderator. He will be succeeded by the Rev. Dr. Harlan Q. Men denhall, pastor Of the First Presbyterian Church, Perth Amti'iy. Two ministers at the business session received letters or dismissal. They wore the Rev. Eusene A. Mitchell, Who asked to be transferred to a Presbytery in Alabama, and the Rev. Dr. Edwin M. Bliss, who wants to go to the Manhattan asso ciation of Congregational Churches. Two minis ters were transferred here from other presbyteries, the Rev. Albert B. Western coming from the Mon mouth Presbytery anil the Rev. Benjamin H. Ran kin from St. < - lairsvllle Tile afternoon session was devoted to a discus sion on the state of religion in th.-> churches and the reports of the various pastors. This evening there was an address by the Rev. Dr. S. Hall Young, who has recently returned from Alaska. The, Rev. Dr. Mott in his sermon paid a tribute to President Roosevelt, saying that he would con sider It an honor to vote for such a man. Refer ring ;o the demand for reform in New-York, he de clared that there was no possibility of obtaining any reform there except by the help of ministers. District Attorney Jerome, he said, had declared that be had no use for the ministers and their milk and water. If Jerome had his way. said Dr M"tt it would not be milk and water hut vitriol and glycerine. A king once said that he had never done a foolish thing or said a wise one, but Jerome could beat him. .1 SEW W. U. SUPERINTENDENT. C. A. TIXKKR RETIRES FROM T}iF. EASTERN DIVISION— B. BROOKS OF DENVSR, TO SUCCEED HIM. Charlei A Tinker, general superintendent of the eastern divbinn of the Western I'nlon. has re signed, his resignation to take effect on May I. B. Brooks, superintendent ar Denver, Col., hn.« heen promoted to fill the vacancy. The territory In cludes New-England, the Middle State? and Mary land. Mr Tinker had been with the Western Cnlon company for s period of twenty-one years. He was born in IR3S. In IS'>"> he became an operator for the Vermont and Boston Telegraph Company, at Bos ton. Later, he became an operator In the War De partment at Washington. He was a warm friend of President Lincoln. In the Civil War Mr. Tinker did efficient work in the government's Held tele graph service. After the war he was appointed manager of the military telegraph at Washington. In IRTS he was made general superintendent of the Pacific Division of the Atlantic and Pacific Tele graph Company. In USI. he was appointed aid to Genera! E'-kert, who recently retired and who was then general manißcr of the Western Cnlon. On February 1, 15*2. Mr. Tinker became general super intendent of the- eastern division of the company. Which place he ha? just resigned. Mr. Brooks will enter upon his n»w duties on Majf 1- He is a native of Texas and about toru 'Vo/k ff^t/m^^(mr^\ News of Oriental ICugs That Is Worth Your heading WE should like you to think of Wanamaker's even time you think of Oriental Rugs, and your needs of them. For the answer to every rug demand you choose to make lies in this splendid stock. Here fe.t extremes se touchent — the most wonderful old rugs from Persia lie at close quarters with the newest ideas in rugs from Japan ; rugs priced at $1000 to $2000 rub. elbows with others that sell at f9 to >:. Nowhere in America will you find a collection superior to it. And every specimen is chosen by a' man who knows and loves rugs— not a hap-hazard aggregation of things on which to make a profit. To add zest to the story, here are a few examples : 200 fine Shirran Kujrs. both new and old. in great variety of colorincs and designs, at $15 and $16 each. Rpjrnlar values would be §1R to $25. Sizes ahont 5 ft. »• in x 100* \fjrhan the most jnstly celebrated mcs. (or weight and beauty, that come to this market at any price. Sizes about 1 0 ft. x 7 ft. fi in. Trices, from «48 to $125. 300 Soumac Ruga — iii the " harrt-to-jret " sizes. to x 8 ft. and larger. Also specimens of this quality in long narrow rues for halls, etc.: odd sizes that are always? in demand. Prices, from *28 to $135. 100 1 arse Carpets, in fine Persian. <Joerevan and Serapt qualities; rugs usually found in sizes smaller than 15 x 10 ft. These are IK xl 2 ft. to 2."i x 14 ft., an.i without doubt ours is the only stock in this country that contains such an assortment. Prices, from $240 to *850. Our Slimmer Ran embrace an endle** variety of Japanese- cotton and pit* rnzs. and th* India rugs of Dhurrie and Moonj qualities. Striking effects in red. blue, green, yellow, etc.. in truly Oriental designs. Also, two-tone effects in blne-and-white. red-and white. green-and-white, and yellow-and-white. Sizes from 9 ft. x 1 ft. « in., at 60c, to IS xl 2 ft., at ?20 and *30. Third floor. Nearly Every Mail brings us questions like these: "Is the edition of the Century Dictionary & Cyclopedia & Atlas offered by the Waxamaker Century Club really the latest published by The Century Company ?" •■ Is not the naif-price at which you offer the work accounted for by your edition being in some way inferior to the regular?" ■• Is it not a reprint, merely, on poorer paper?*' "Are not the bindings cheaper in quality? ' " Isn't there something untold that accounts for the half-price on such* a standard work?'' Yes. there is "something"— but we'll answer the other questions first, by a Wanamaker Guaranty that this edition of ours is unabridged — thoroughly revised and brought) down to the present year, with much new material added in every depart ment — that it is in no sense a --reprint." being printed on the same high grade of specially-made paper, by the Inn whose name stands for unvary ing excellence inpresswork, year in and year out. The DeVinne Press of New, York— that it is bound by The Century Company's binders, in exactly the same careful, painstaking wav, and with the same best materials, that have always characterized the clothing of these volumes —and that it is in every way equal in quality with the former regular price editions ! John Wanamaker guarantees all this. But the * •something" is this : The Wanamaker Stores, with their immense outlet, could afford to promise to sell an immense edition within a certain time-limit, 9 helped hv a helpful price. A publisher would rather sell ten books at f] each than one at £:.'. if the book cost him SO cents, say. We promised the ten times-larger sale, and that secured for us and for you the half-price. That is all the secret there is to it. Now that we understand each other about it — The Wanamaker Century Club is waiting to enroll YOUR name on its membership list, already forty-thousand strong. Come to the Book Store today if you ran. There you can see the volumes themselves at your leisure : and. if you like, we have a supply of very interesting pamphlets about the Century— showing its treatment of subjects, its popular style, its all-embracing scope, with specimens of the fine engravings, maps. etc. Free to you. JOHN WANAMAKER. Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co., Broadway. Fourth Av«\, l>rh and 101k 9ta IP. $ J. $loane 9 * it^r Nothing is more durable for service in kitchens, bath rooms, offices, base ments and halls than Nairn Linoleum Broadway $ m Street five years old. He wn<- manager of the El Paso and Galveston offices of th» Western Cnlon Tele graph Company previous to being appointed man ager of the Denver office twelve years ago. For several years he has be»n assistant superintendent of the Western division L L. BT'CK MAY BE REMOVED. tHIEF ENGINEER'S RESIGNATION SAID TO HAVE BEEN ASKED FOR AND MVUMUfc It was reported yesterday on good authority that Brldgo Commissioner Lindenthal had asked for th^ resignation of Leffert L. Buck, chief engineer of the Brlige Department, and that Mr. Buck had defied the (-.immlssioner and refused to resign. Before the end nf th-^ week. It Is said. Mr Buck will bfl removed, and the department will have a new chief engineer. It is thought that Mr. Buck s removal will be followed by the resignation of r>. F. Nichols, executive engineer of the new Wlll laiusbtUE bridge. Mr. Nichols will thus show his loyalty to his old chief. Th^re has been considerable friction kSJKWSCS. Commissioner Lindenthal and his engineers. Eve. since ' 'hief Engineer Bu.'k wrote to Mayor I."\\ protesting against the interferer.ee of Commission er Lindenthal with the work of himself and hi.-* assistant. It 8. But k, there has been bad feeling UHween the Commissioner an.i the chief engineer. and Mr Lindenthal has made it plain th:it Mr. Bock is not wanted In the department Mr I.tr. denthal'B letter to a Brooklyn newspaper on M :: day was said to have been directed against Mr It Is said by some of Mr Bucks frlet.ds that h» has contemplated reslKtitng from the department for MM time. Dtll that he felt he owed H duty to UM . ity In completing the WTHlta—Sbun Nidge. and that he would remain until th.it time unless i. moved Mr Buck conceived the plans for the Wllllamsburg bridge, and would take great pride in carrying them to a successful completion. If he is removed the honor may go to another engineer or to Commissioner Lindenthal himself There is not the slightest suggestion a* to whom Commissioner Lindenthal has Ifl m.:id to succeed Mr Buck. Mr. Buck was extremely angry when seen yesterday afternoon, and declined to discuss the subject. MINI3TMM COMWm si iciDF. Lacona. lowa. April 15.— The Rev. Samuel Krell. pastor of the Methodist church here, and who served two years in the Philippines as a private soldier In the .iist lowa Volunteers, has committed suicide. He was despondent over his Inability to secure a large attendance to his church meetings. *„ .— T.M. •v* NAIRN LINOLEUM. Make the Grass Grow BOWKER'SiS! The original clean, ndnrlrx* dressing '-■'■"> duced in this country (1573). Excellent for lawns, gardens and shrubs. .V> verA seeds. Anyone can apply it. Trial ba?. sufficient for 1000 sq. ft.. 50 ct3. HI lbs., sufficient for S.". 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