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CHURCHILL LAYS IT TO DEVERY
DEPOSED ACTING CAPTAIN. DEEIAXT. DECLARES HE WILL -PUT IT L'P" TO CROSS. PUBLIC SPIRITED MEN TO DEFRAY COST OF PURIFYING PRIVATF HELP FOR JEROME WEALTHY MEN OFFER TO GIVE HIM MONEY TO SPEND FOR GET TING EVIDENCE. ' District Attorney Jerome announced yesterday that he would not be compelled to abandon his work of purifying the Police Department and doslnp up gambling houses and dens of vice. ;Wealthy and public spirited men. whose names he -would not make public, he said, had volun teered to supply th" money needed for expenses. "An offer was made to me last night. " he eaid, "of any sum of money in reason that I desired for carrying on the work of obtaining: evidence. This offer came from private sources. jds did an offer to put up a bond to protect the Controller In case any expense bills paid by him should be disputed and not sustained by the i Court of Appeals. I can pet all the money I van; " In a letter to Controller Grout yesterday Mr. Jerome wrote, in urging the Controller to pay the expense bills: I appreciate perfectly that as -the financial of ficer of the city you are under great responsibility Und obligation, and I would not urge upon you the Solas of any act that would expos* you to the 43arsrer of financial loss. Several pentlemen of the hiphest standing in the financial world came to me la« night and suggested that I tend you a bond of Indemnity in such amount as you might deem ( T)W-r to secure you asrainst any financial loss or i responsibility that might devolve upon you from raving bills of this nature. The standing of these >ci -men is so high in the world of finance that there if no sum which you may mention that their Wmes are not entirely adequate security for. Mr Jerome's letter to the Controller was a tformal reply to the letter sent by Mr. Grout on Tuesday in reference to the bill of County De jtective McLellan for $54 spent in obtaining evi deuce of Sunday violations of the law in saloons in Police Captain Foody's precinct. Some per sons have expressed surprise that one detective ■could spend $54 for drinks in saloons on four Sundays in March, but it has been explained at ■th* District Attorney's office that McLellan's till included the sums spent by all the other de tectives who were getting evidence in Foody's ■MI III | In his letter yesterday Mr. Jerome paid the evidence obtained might be used against fFoody before the grand jury, as well as before Che Police Commissioner. He declared that the ;cnly way to get evidence was to spend money. And" he quoted several decisions of the courts to «how that detectives who got evidence in that jway were not making themselves accomplices or impairing the value of their testimony as wit messes. His letter continued: ; As you are doubtless aware, the racing: season in (the e££ h£ just begun. The result of this is that itbe poolrooms are opening all over the cltj oi gcew-York. This is one of the m- pernicious forms rambling with which I am acquainted, and on* mrhtdi does an incalculable amount of harm in the Community. In my experience as a judge in the .Court of Special Sessions, and from kno *l e< tfJL, w"c£ criminal business in the Court of General WSJ?-. 1 B HfHi H?«fB« tofcure evidence upon which a convection can be. had apainst the keeper of a poolroom, except b> the expenditure of moneys to make gambling bets «n the horseraces in th.se rooms. Also, at this Reason of the year and through the summer there are in our city a great many strangers who fur nish a. large patronage to the gambling houses of -^FrSnTreports that I have received I am satisfied that raanv if not all of the principal gambling houses in the city are now open ana doing business. 3 know of no way in which evidence may be pro cured apalnst these except by persons getting in who can make bets on the gambling games, ana fo obtain the evidence which it is essential to have In order to secure convictions. ' It has been charged for many years in the public prints of this city that the police were levying blackmail upon keepers of poolrooms, gambling houses and disorderly houses, and the present ad- -: ration has pledged itself through its offi cers to do all in its power for the destruction of this iniquitous system. These allegations of the public prints I believe to be true. I have, from time to time, had so much evidence in my pos i»«:sion on this subject that my belief is founded en more than mere newspaper allegations, and yet. -unless evidence be obtained in the way I have indicated against these places it will be impossible to proceed against any captain for neglect of duty in suppressing them, for if I. as District Attorney ■of the county, may not spend money out of my con tingent fund to obtain this evidence, surely sub ordinate officers of the Police Department cannot •lie vested with more power. KXOCKED TO CAR ROOT BY SHOCK. ELEVATED ROAD EMPLOYE BURNED. STRUCTURE AFIRE AND TRAINS STALLED IN THIRD-AYE. The- entire Third-aye. elevated road system /was paralyzed for over half an hour yesterday because of the sudden stoppage of one of the ♦Jcctric motor cars that are being run on that .line. At S o'clock it stopped suddenly near the lone-hundred-and-sixtn-st. station. Soon there .■was a string of stalled trains that reached ©early back to the Harlem River Bridge. The passengers were not allowed at first to descend to the footpath that borders the struct ure and so walk to a station, as the trainmen •'feared that accidents would ensue if any of 'them touched the third rail, which conveys the electricity. Finally, however, word was passed from train to train that the power had been shut oft, and then passengers were allowed to jump 'to the footpath and walk to the One-hundred anfl-sixth-st. or One-hundred-and-sixteenth-st. station. The train guards stood along the path and warned the passengers to keep as far away irom the dangerous rail as they could. The cause of the trouble was at the power house, at One-hundred-and-slxty-first-st. and rrhird-ave. Here exciting scenes were being en •acted Huge cables from the power house are Strung underneath the elevated structure. They ten& the electric current to the third rail. "v\ hue Patrick Mullins was standing on a platform • ■suspended under the structure at the point at which the cables are attached to the rail, a strong current of electricity was turned on from the power house. Instantly a greenish sheet, of flame leaped from the cables and enveloped Mullins. shooting upward through the ties i.d downward to the road. Mullins was knocked from the platform on which he was standing ' and fell to the top of a passing trolley car, from . -which he rolled to the ground. Patrolman Rer.r.a. of the Morrisania station. "had seen the accident, and sent in an ambu lance call to Lebanon Hospital. At the same i time he sent word to the station, and within five minutes Roundsman John Bowe and twen t"-seven of the reserves were on the scene, and an ambulance had taken Mullins to the hos ■ pital He was conscious, but his face, hands and arms were burned black. The platform on which Mullins had been . standing had caught fire, and burned itself out unchecked ._«_••. Meanwhile a southbound train had been • stalled A few moments were allowed to elapse, and then an attempt was made to start it. As lit passed over the scene of the accident once E again the flames shot up. enveloping the .-ars ? and putting the passengers almost into a panic. "Down on the surface road the scene was the •same. A passing trolley car was swept by the *flame 3. and the passengers in it hurriedly left •the car, fearing it would catch fire. Then the power was shut off and workmen started to make repairs. PLAXT SYSTEM ASP SEABOARD USE. Savannah. Ga.. April 23— Plant system an nounces that. beginning on the 2Cth inst .. Its new J Interchangeable mileage book* will be recognized ; by the Seaboard" Air Line. LouisviUe. and Nashville, "^Atlantic Coast Line, Nashville. Chattanooga, and Et. Louis. Western and Atlantic and several other i; lines in the South, covering over fifteen thousand xnlies The Plant system ha* not interchanged passenger business before with the Seaboard Air e4** iv g^ht years*- . v CHARGES FOR CHURCHILL. HE IS TRANSFERRED-PAYS HE HAS BEEN IHBHBPHESENTED BE FORE PARTRIDGE. It was made piain yesterday that something more than the temporary closing of fourteen dens of vice in the precinct of Acting Captain Churchill was intended by the raids which In spector Cross directed in the precinct on Tues day evening. Churchill was sent to a "goat district" as a desk sergeant. District Attorney Jerome announced that charges would be made against Churchill. He praised the work of In spector Cross, and said that the raids were made on good legal evidence. There was com plete evidence against seventeen other places in the precinct, he said, but the police assigned to the raids were not able to handle more pris oners readily. He said he had co-operated with Inspector Cross. Charges against Churchill. the District Attorney said, would be based part ly on the raids in the preoinct and partly on evi dence collected about places not included in the raids. Churchill said yesterday at the police station in Fifth-st. that he thought the raids in his precinct had been Inspired by . Devery. the former Chief of Police. H* declared that he did not think Inspector Cross would make raids at a place in First-st. and a place in East Ninth-st. "Adam Cross is a good friend of Devcry*a. he said, "and I'll bet he didn't raid those two places. "' Churchill said he had d! :tM raids early in the year against most of the places at which raids* were made en Tuesday night. He had re ported the places later as suspicious, but In spector Croaa had taken practical command of the precinct and had used his plain clothes men for other work. He said he thought Devery had inspired Cross to make the raids. He de clared that he once refused to consult with Devery at the suggestion of Inspector Cross. Then Devery threatened that he would drive him out of the department. He said he closed up "Suicide Hall." of which McGurk. Devery's personal friend, was the proprietor. "I think.- Churchill said, "that Cross is try ing to carry out Devery** threat to turn me out. It is strange that Cross, who has been inspector of the district five years and was dis missed from the force for flagrant neglect of duty when he was a captain here, has .lust been able to discover that the precinct was In bad share. «*«. * n fact - thP dens ot vie " haVe bf>e " running here for at least ten years?" Churchill said Cross had put him in a bad light before Commissioner Partridge, and his men in plain clothes have been reduced to five. As late as Tuesday, he said, Cross had denied a request for an extra detail of men to watch the dens of vice in the precinct. He said that Cross had been allowed to run the precinct and Cross was responsible for its condition. "If Cross puts it up to me, I'll put it up to him." Churchill declared. "I can meet every charge." Churchill went to Police Headquarters and had an interview with Commissioner Partridge in the afternoon. Then he went to the Criminal Courts Building and had a short talk with Dis tri- I Attorney Jerome. Mr. Jerome said charges would be pressed against Churchill. "If Churchill can put it up to Cross In the same way." he said, "we will proceed against the Inspector. Commissioner Pantridge allowed it to be known that he had been consulted in the ar rangements for making the raids. When asked why the raids had been confined to Churchill's precinct he replied: •Well, we couldn't raid the whole town." "Are you preparing to do something in other precincts?" "Oh we're looking over the whole city. Late in the afternoon Commissioner Partridge announced that he had transferred Churchill to the Morrisania precinct as a desk sergeant had transferred Captain Dean from the Grand Central station to take Churchill's place at the Fifth-st. station and had transferred Sergeant Hamilton from Morrisania to the Grand Central station as acting captain. "Did Churchill ask to be transferred? was "He did not," was the Commissioner's «m- The prisoners taken in the raids in Churchill's precinct on Tuesday night were arraigned at the Centre-st. court yesterday. There were ninety-three women and fifty-six men, all or whom had been detained at the police station at Union Market over night. Justice Mayer, of the Court of Special Sessions, who issued the warrants for the ra*ds, sat as a magistrate to hear the cases when they were called. Inspec tor Cross was in the court to watch proceed ing 0 District Attorney Jerome was in the court a short time and left two of his assistants to see that the evidence against the keepers of the dens of vice was presented in proper form. He advised the discharge of all prisoners who were not accused of keeping the places at which the raids were made. The men and women who were arrested in the houses and did not belong there, he said, had been sufficiently punished by imprisonment. Justice Mayer took th» District Attorney s ad vice and discharged all the prisoners except the keeper* of the houses. The latter he held in $500 bail each for trial on Saturday. They all waived examination and gave ball. STOLES SILVER RECOVERED. IT HAD BELONGED TO KING GEORGE III TAKEN FROM HOME OF HENRY R. MALLORY. Two pieces of silverware that had belonged to King George 111 were stolen from the home of Henry R Mallory. of the Mailory Steamship Line, No. 12* Columbia Heights. Brooklyn, on Tuesday and recovered by the police of the Adams-st. sta tion yesterday. They were found in a Manhattan pawnshop, and have been returned to Mrs. Mallory. One piece is a teapot, and the other a cream mug. On each Is the inscription. "King George 111. De cember 2. 1773. H. R. M.. C. O. M.." with the coat of arms of the royal family. There are five pieces In the set. which was a wedding gift to Mrs. Mal lorv from her husband, but three of these the thief overlooked. They were purchased by Mr. Mallory from a dealer in Manhattan, -who received them direct from London. Captain Bedell, who. with his detectives, investi gated the robbery, found that a man about thirty years old. and wearing dark clothes, had been seen hovering about the Mallory home on Tuesday morn- Ing. He evidently entered the basement by means of false keys, as none of the locks were broken. The plal£ rested on the buffet In the dining room. Only the servants were in the house when the things were stolen, and Mrs. Mallory discovered their absence on her return. She Immediately In formed the police. A search of all the pawnshops of Brooklyn and Manhattan was Immediately be gun, and the things were found In a shop, where the thief had obtained $10 on th» m. Mrs. Mallory readily paid this amount to recover the silver. PATS $25 FOR AUTOMOBILE RIDE. Charles Rhelms. who gave his address as No. 180 Fifth-aye.. and said he was a millinery Importer, with offices at No. 160 Fifth-aye.. -was fined 125 for speeding his automobile at an excessive rate of speed 'by Magistrate Brann in the Morrlsania. police court yesterday. He was arrested last night by Roundsman Si .-sl< r. the champion bicycle rider of the police force, who said that Rheims and another man In another automobile were racing In White Plalns-ave. on Tuesday night. He. warned them, and they both plowed up, but a moment later, he said. Rheim? again speeded his machine. Schuessler then gave chase and arrested him. Rhelms was going twenty, miles an hour, he said, . NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY. APRIL 24. 1902. READY FOR DELEGATIONS. ALFRED MOSLEY. HAVING PREPARED THE WAY FOR BRITISH COMMIS SIONS. WILL GO HOME. The announcement was made yesterday by Al fred Mosley. the. wealthy Englishman, who came from London on March 2 to arrange for bringing delegations here to study the industrial conditions of this country and its educational facilities, that he had finished his mission ana would return t< England on the steamship Oceanic, which sails on Wednesday. Mr. Mosley went to the headquarters of the National Civic Federation in the afternoon and had a brief conference with Secretary Easl?y. He said to a Tribune reporter: I was much assisted in making my arrangements by the Civic Federation. When I came here nrs_ 1 had a letter of Introduction to Bishop Potter from Mr. Choate. the United States Ambassador to Eng land. Bishop Potter, who is a me ™ber of the c to Federation, gave me a le "er °t tatr^uctfon to to-night, where I have %een invited to speak on "Our Colonies." The following statement regarding Mr. Moslems mission was made later: The labor and capital part of ***,£*£!?'& handled jointly by the Civic Federation ana American Federation of Labor J£? *?rTnHttlnß? r TnHttlnß take charge of the delegates on a"l\f': ln s | n t " e m them Into various sections and conducting tnem iillllsipflill a'l that is best to be seen of the American side of capital and organization. v, nniln il by The educational side has been taken n hand dj President Butler of Columbia bniversity who has their labors in New-York by seeing Columbia urn ..„.... tvnlral hieh schools and normal w noois-. manual training classes.- elthical culture ™ re tn"v settlements. Normal College, etc. From "ere « *J will proceed to New-Haven, visit 1 .Ue l nn V ■ h to Philadelphia, examining the. T ™\; rr * 1 ' ii > * „*£"," wil proceed to Washington, the programme foi dustrtal establishment, and h will he investigated. From Plttsburg to i^nicago. where the part y will investigate the schools. Pro ?e«w Dewey 1 " University School, the Armour and and all of the most KUereattag «j£"S£ l JS??™8: menta. From Chicago to Klinn 1- *i I c th* proceed, via Sdhenectady. to Albany and return to New- York. m THEY SAY HE HAD MARKED BILLS. SUPERINTENDENT OF FOSTOFFICE SUB STATION ACCUSED OF THEFTS FROM DECOY LETTERS. Graham C. Voorhls. superintendent of Sub-Sta tion S of the Central Postofflce. at Broadway and Howard-st.. was arrested yesterday on the charge of abstracting money from letters. Voorhls lives with his wife and one child at No IS East Forty elghth-st. He had been In the employ of the local postofflce, since July 11. ISS2. when he mi appointee? a clerk in Station E. In February. IMS. he wa* pro moted to be a chief clerk, and was transferred to Station F. Later he was transferred to Station II and then to the Madison Square branch. On May IT. 1898. Voorhls was made superintendent of Sta tion S. and has remained there ever since. The station Is considered one of the largest In th« city, it being located In the middle of the drygoods district According to Postomee Inspectors Jacobs and Meyer, numerous complaints were received by the postal authorities in the last seven month* that letters containing money were missing from th« mails. Many of these letters. It Is alleged, were mailed from the Criminal Courts Building, and others were sent by relatives to the prisoners In the Tombs. Inspectors were detailed on the case, and decided on testing the carriers, placing from seventy-ny« to eighty letters in the malls. As Is usually done. Voorhis was taken into confidence by the Inspec tors. The. complaints continued to come In, and finally It was decided to test Voorhis. Yesterday seven test letters, each containing from $2 to $10 in marked money, were placed In the mail All were delivered promptly excepting two. one addressed to "Billy Miller. No. 10 Bowery." and the other to 'Miss Emma Dice. No. 20 Mott-et." When Voorhis went to luncheon yesterday he was followed by the inspectors, who occupied a seat at the same table. At the end of the meal In spector Jacobs told Voorhis to produce the money he had with him. and declared that he found in it four one dollar bills which had been marked by the Inspectors and had been inserted in the envelopes addressed to Miller and Dice. Voorhis was held by United States Commissioner Shields In $2,500 bail for a further examination next Wednesday. Later he was paroled in the custody of his counsel. C. K. Lexow, until to-day, to give bail. The parole of Voorhis is said to be an un usual procedure in the United States courts in this city and was allowed at the suggestion. it Is said, of "United States District Attorney Burnett. APPROVES SKY SIGN ORMXAXCE. RIVES PAYS ALDERMEN HAVE POWER TO REGULATE AS TO HEIGHT. MATE RIALS AND SECURITY. Corporation Counsel Rives yesterday sent to Alderman Franklin B. Ware a letter in answer to a request from Mr. Ware for explicit advice as to the power of the Board of Aldermen to repulate the building of sky signs. Mr. Rives says in part Inasmuch, however, as you think I have not fully answered your question, I now beg to state ex plicitly that, in my opinion, the Board of Alder men have power to restrict such si^ns in height, to specify the materials of which they are to be con structed, and to provide for their firm and secure support so as to prevent their blowing down into the street, to the injury of passersby. With your letter of April 19, you inclose a copy of the ordinance introduced by you in the Board of Aldermen to amend the Building Code by striking ut the provision which I have auoted. and by sub stituting revised regulations. The part of the pro posed regulation* referring to "sky Signs" provides, after denning them, that they shall not extend or project beyond the building line; that they shall be constructed entirely of metal; that they shall not be at any point over ten feet above the part ot the structure to which they are attached or by which they are supported; that they must be prop erly secured; and that a permit for their erection must be obtained upon due application. So far as I can perceive, these regulations, if adopted by the Board of Aldermen, will be valid and effectual. The courts in dealing with this subject, will look into any such regulation, and must be satisfied that it tends io a degree that is perceptible and clear toward the prefervation of the lives, the health, the morals or the welfare of the community, as those words have been used and construed in many cases heretofore decided. EACH MARRIED THREE TIMES. Bloomfield. N. J.. April 23 .'Special).— William MacGregor. sixty years old. has just married for the third time. It is also the third matrimonial venture of his bride, who was Mrs. Catherine Pirot, thirty-four years old. Mr. MncGregor is a native of Scotland and is a grandfather. His wife's second husband was killed by a train while he was waving his hand in goodby to her. 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 our and send it to the Rapid Transit Department of The Tribune, New- York City. Your signature will then be formally pre sented to the Rapid Transit Commission. MAYOR NOW APPROVES. THINKS EAST SIDE SUBWAY IS SORELY SEEDED. PRESIDENT HAFFEN SATS IT I? THE ONLY SOLUTION TO PROBLEM IN THE BRONX. Pottowteg on the action of the B^ard of Alder men which on Tuesday adopted resolutions ad vocating an East Side branch of the snbway and urging the Rapid Transit Commission to take up the subject without delny. Mayor lew yesterday stamped the project with his r.p proval. To a delegation of the Bast Side Tax payers' Association, which called at the Mayor a office to lay before him the needs of the Sa*l Side, of Harlem and of The Bronx Cw an East Pide route, the Mayor said that he believed that such a branch of the rapid transit system was sorely needed, and that he honed that it would be built. The Mayor furthermore mani fested the warmest interest in the present agi tation for the accomplishment of such an im provement, and urged those who had interested themselves in the movement to obtain by means of wide discussion the best route for such a branch of the underground railroad. The Mayor expressed the opinion that ■ con stitutional amendment might be necessary in order to permit the ci-y to go beyond Its debt limit in the issuance of bonds to carry out im provements of a revenue bearing character Thus exemption should be made from an issue o bond= for an extension of the rapid transit sys tem where the city would not actually spend a cent but. on th- other hand, would eventually come into the possession of a public property, bringing In an income of several millions yearly. The Mayor, however, did not think that such a proposed amendment should stand in the way of the necessary preliminary work, which, as has been stated from time to time in The Trib une will con?ume two or more years. Th« delegation was headed by Senator Hennessey and Gerald Griffin. MAY FIN A DAY FOR HEARING. The subject of an East Side subway will be brought up before the Rapid Transit Commis sion at its meeting to-r.ay. when resolutions from the Harlem Board of Commerce, the North Side Hoard of Trade and several other represen tative organizations will h- rend. It is under stood that the commission, in answer to the re ouesta of these associations, will fix a day for a peneral hearing upon the subject, at which th views and needs of the many diverse sect. on* of the city which such an East Side line will reach will be carefully discussed and considered. \ movement is on foot to organize a general committee of thirty or more citizens, ten of whom will represent the interests of The Bronx, ten the interests of Harlem, while the remaining ton will represent the East Side bounded nn the north by One-hundred-and-tenth-st.. en tho w «st by Central Park, on the east by the East River and on the south by some such street as Thlrty-fourth-st.. Tv.cnty-third-st.. or oven fur ther south. Louis F. Haffen. president of the Borough of The Bronx, said In reference to such a committee yesterday: • There can be only one solution to the rapid transit problem of The Bronx, and that is a direct East Side subway. Such a branch of the rapid transit system will accordingly benefit Harlem and th* great East Side to an equal de gree. Accordingly, the movement whi^h has now been taken up by the several organizations ln , h^ s^ respective sections of the city should combine In one representative body, which will act a? a nucleus in the fight for this absolutely necessary improvement." RAILROADS COMMITTEE TO TAKE ACTION. Action will be taken by th- Railroads Com mittee of the Board of Aldermen to-morrow In fixing a date for a hearing on the proposition for an East Side subway. For the purpose of securing a representative gathering, and of ob taining as wide an expression of opinion as is possible, blank notices will be "tit out by the clerk of tho committee to such representative organizations as the Harlem B"ard ot Com merce, the Central Taxpayers' Alliance of The Bronx, the North Side Board of Trade, the East Side Taxpayers' Association, the T'pp*r East Side Association, and also th» various district organizations. It will be after a series of such hearings that th-- committee will report to the Board of Aldermen what preliminary Steps it would be best for the Rapid Transit Commission to take, and also what le-islation mierht be passed at Albany next winter for the purpose of liberat ing the city from the present barriers of the debt limit in reference to revenue bearing mu nicipal improvements. The principal point, however, which will r>e made at the hearing before the Rapid Transit Corr mission by the representative civic organi zations which are urging it to take action In regard to an East Side subway will be that the city will be able to issue bonds for this road two years from the present time. In <-on- Beauence of the natural increase in the assessed valuation of property. Thus it is pointed out that the city's property is increasing at the present rate about STr./iOO.Oiir* ;i year. Inas much as the debt limit increases one-tenth as fast as the assessed valuation of property, the debt limit would therefore increase $7,500,000 a year, or $15,000,000 in two years. According to William Banlay Parsons, chief engineer of the Rapid Transit Commission, such an East Side subway not cost more than $15,000,000. Thus it seems that the expense of such a branch of the rapid transit system Will be met alone by the increase in property assessments, with out any encroachment whatsoever upon pres ent municipal improvements. For this reason the commission will be asked to take up th preliminary work for an East Pide subway at once. MORE SUBWAY PETITIONERS. M GREASSL.E. No. 1.482 Iyxlngton-av*. SAMUEL. LAWN, No. 1.482 L*xlneton-ave. JOHN LAWRENCR No. 243 West One-hundrM-and- JOSEPH LETSER, No. 113 East Onr-hundr»d-and eieht**nth el. CHARI>ES WARP, No. 1.878 I^xlnpton-ave THOMAS A RAG& Hotel Beresforrt. Central Tsrk West. WILLIAM TOCSEY, No. 14 East Forty-*lxth-«t. XT IT WEOGANm. No. "43 Bushwlck-ave.. Brooklyn. j (-• HOPPER. No. 345 West Twenty-first-st. EUGENE T. HAWKINS. No !*S2 I^xlnrton-ave. EDWARD ROWAN. No. 4>37 East One-hundred-and- WIlTl"i \M GREENWOOD. No. 138 Front-st. JOHN NEVILLE MULQUKiSN. No. 334 East Twenty- SIMPON~ S WOLF. No. 22 East Eli;hty-nrst-«t. j C. WATRUSS. One-hundred-anu-thirty-nfth-st. and Mott Haven Canal. E. LITTLEFIELD. No. M> Division rt .R. ALFRED G. ROWAN. No. 841 East Onf-hundred-and ?ixtv third-et. GHERARDI DAVIS No. 34 East Thlrty-ninth-«t. JOHN H. MOORE. No. 1.885 L«>xlnßton-ave CARL LEYSER. No. 113 East One-hundred-. -ind- GEORGE T. CROMBIE. No. 13* East On»-hundred-and twelfth -st. WILLIAM B. PAY, No. 1.775 L*xington-ave. GUPTAV IsIIIHR. No. 1,725 Flrst-ave. MAX ALEXANDER. No. 1.581 Madlson-ave. G GOTTSCHALL. No. 1.70« L«xlngton-ave. ANGELO POSTIGLIONO. No. 2.1t3 First-aye. THOMAS F. MAGI'IKE, No.' 184 East hundred -and eleventh-st. CHARLES STRAPS. No. 11» East One-hundred-and thlrteenth-st. WALTER ROGGENSTEIN. No. 153 East One-hundred and-fourteenth-»t. LOUIS BERGER. No. 1.754 Lexlncton-ave. JAMES O'ROoKKE. No. 24S East one-mmarea-ana- ROBERT^IrEWAUT. N». M East One-hundred-and- MICHA'ErN^TCOMET, No. 212 B-t On-hundred-and- CHAR^|-p. U "l>EPE'vr Ko. 202 E«t One-hundred-and- CHARtErEXWORTH. No. ■ 10» East One-hundred-and- J. twentv-thirrl-?t. Xo. 2.203 ™2?~ a , V? On— hun«r-d-»nd- HUDSOX X. MASOX. 2. 200 J r ' ■ Ea?t Ons-hunrtr-a ana Hrnsox >: mason, no «•» East "J"^""" GUSTAV~#£&raEIM/ No. 306 En: r,n.-hr,lr.d-an<l twenty-fourth-«t. - DAVID M. BRIDE. No. 2.2*1 Jhird-a^-. MITCHELL PYFER. Xo. 2.053 I>?xlnston-aT#. WANT CARS ON MACOMB'S DAM BRIDGE. THE WOMEN OF THE HIGH BRIDGE BRANCH OF WOMAN'S \ MUNICIPAL LEAGUE TO WORK FOR BETTER TRANSIT FACILITIES. Mrs. C. Hilton Brown yesterday made the fol lowing statement to a Tribune reporter: The women of the High Bridge branch of the Woman's Municipal League hay. taken up the^b ject which is most important to the »hole dls trut o7TheVron*-'hat of better transit *£***»*£ the West Side. The connection of tbtosecnor with Manhattan must he by way Of J"*^™?^ Dam Bridge, as it receives no ««^*2S t t *liS^ way or elevated roads. When the presen _ *"vet ure was built there was a sentiment gainst iw ever beinr u^ed as a railway onrtße. as at in^i time the old bridge was still standing nnd tne■£ sire of the people was to use that farW««lK* ities The War Department, deciding that me channel wls too narrow to je™lt two b such close proximity, ordered the brlds« renw ea. which cost the city, through the Park Departm-nt. $2 The Bondy bill was passed by the legislature for the purpose* of giving the people of the State the necessary right to run cars across b ™f'' u " an v such conditions as here exist A rall»J> £!*£££% cannot build its own bridge for the reason atwve given. The War Department considers '*»at it en dangers water traffic to have another bridge at a* tixPd by the Board of . Estimate anfl Arpojt . n- ; ment. is secondary, and hardly account as compared with the the city will receive from increased tax valuation- The locality only requires the running of tne cars across the bridge to attract to it increased ro.m bers of home seekers, who will improve the land and very materially increase the assessed uat '* n to the benefit of the city and the public Kene rally. There is not another large city in the where similar conditions exist, where one portion of its inhabitants is separated from another •£ four miles of waterfront, without -urfa. -<■ cars crossing the bridges. Here we have a • bridge which by actual measurement is wide 'enough to accommodate the trolley tracks .leave pi >nti of room for driving. There are three "PPr^ches to it with a cartrack leading to each one. to get oil of off the bridge one must drive by these tracks so why should thousands of residents be forced to walk one-half mil© to transfer from one Una to a This e bridir#> Is the western approach to the Botan ical and Zoological Gardens in Bronx Park and to the Empire City and Morris Park racetracks. The thousands of m«n. women and children who wish to visit the* places are obliged to ta** this long walk to set on a .T<?rome-ave. car On almost any hot day you can see a case of heat prostra "tV* Woman^Munlclpal League placed a relia ble man on the bridge for three hours ™* m " m Ing recently, and In that space of time he counted I*6oo people transferring in one direction. The in tUr*«fs of the myriiris of men and women who are compelled to walk across this bridge in storm and heat in pursuit of their daily bread should be con sidered before the sentiment of the few who ride or drive over It perhaps a. dozen times a year in pursuit of pleasure. COMMENDS EXPOBVBEB. "THE MOT-NT KISCO REPORTER" SATS THE TRIBUNE'S ARTICLES MAKE INTER ESTING READING. Portions of The Tribune'? recent articles -xposin* the methods of the Wesf-hesfer County Board of Supervisors have been reprinted in "The Mount Kiseo Reporter." which In Its issue of Friday. April I s . makes the following editorial comment: \V> reprint this week extracts from The New- York Tribunes articles exposing the peculiar method! and extravagance of the Board of Super visors. It makes interesting reading, and »ef« Mire our readers will be glad to see how well their intorAsr^ ire ca'-ed for— or otherwise. The oni., thine The Tribune has overlooked is to put the VirnVln thericht plriee_to expose the little cabal of Republican County Committee m^-n ».i« «•• >•■> * hotel in New- York City, an-, there decide who is to BEAUTIFUL DRESSES For the Warm Days W\ WAITER'S IS READY, of course-splendidly co ? W sturdy smtsot duck nnd linen This includes, of course, the oreandies, dimities, S|^ mnsto, Sams the silks, and the Pongees-liow cool and beautnul are the f>on^es ' ' They're bound to be in High favor this season; and they are LqSiy/made' But so are they all-and what a mnlnmde or beaU l?vouwLhtoknow at a glance the marvelous accomplishments in the making of Summer dresses, this season, see the exhaustive display at Wana maker's this morning. lm^ h^^^^^& - Bress Skirts, of plane and duck. »2 to I»Poi^Cjj^^e^,WOtoW Sh^:^ ist Su ; T ; v.,-, ;; summer X? J-iftHBSl g^ v Sh^rr-Vaist Suirs. S5 to 5 10. Linen Walking Mm g^ to |6. Second floor. Broadway. Sale of Choicest French-made VOILES and GRENADINE^ mms IS ABROAD COLLECTION of some of the finest 1 FtaichfcbliM in our stocks-Voiles and Oflldnm uorm >2.,0 ro .s4 50 a yard, now offered at §1.00 to 33 a yard. " These are ust the refined, sheer, and dainty stuffs that are wanted I USe< Vhe tr n?™L n t S oo h nee^ in price offers a ye " *eiri~ saving. These V hints of The fabrics : ' At $1.50. from 52 -JJ- ¥- , I A^,.^ n^[£l>ordered Voile; h.avx At $175. from $2.30— _ «, 00 _ / j^WI'SSA.'^BgftJS SS'.» Sfj&SK^ ™a,, fiH f lipht blue. pink, maie nnd cardinal with and whit*» bourerte. / white: also nil white. : At 52.50. from $3— \ at «•> from V> 75_ • French sllk-and-wool self-fibred and / At Fr $ c 2 nch rO ,Tlk s amf-wonl Polka-dot Corded ; "orded striped Grenadine, in ran. srar f drenadine; desigus in narrow- cords of an<l old topp- / | white, over -rounds of ran. reseda, cadet At 53. from $4.50— ' blue navy blue, brown and cardinal -, French Faille silk Bordered v oile. voile 0,7 with -mail silk polka dots of self-color. spider-web sheerness, with irraduarinjc At %7 from S2 75— stripe*, of faille silk in self-colors and ""Fr^cfTatSand-lace striped silk-and- bl« t« borders on grounds of wool Grenadine, in combinations of tan- i " iuaul "P am " and white and navy bin.- ami-white. At $3. from $4— »* c-» «• m * 7 t.n French ribbon-drawn striped silk-nna- At Fr?nch r0 f a n ncv-VoTle, in cream, tan and wool Grenadine, with artistic floral de black, with attractive contrasting col- F striped silk-and-wool Eohenne. ored silk boraers. designs in ribbon-drawn stripes in white At $2. from 52.50— between stripes of self-dotted siU-and French silk-and-wool Eollenne Melange. wool Eollennes in navy blue, ran. gray. in cadet blue, navy blue and old rose reseda and old rose. Rotnnda. mixtures. JOHN WANAMAKER^ Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co., Broadway, Fourth Are., Orh and 10th Sta. get the patronage, who is to be appointed to posi tions in the various county offices, etc. Then the? come back to White Plains, send for a committee of the supervisors and dictate the slate. The super visors are expected to go lato caucus, and vot« like a lot of wooden men for the ' ' slate -. There are a few who are inclined to rebel at the Insult cast upon them., that doesn't racognize their In dividual manhood— but they are powerless The Tribune puts the blame on somebody else— but the exposure is all right, so far as regards th« methods and extravagances. SQUABBLED AT HER DEATHBED FAMILY OF MBS. ANN* CASSIDY TRIED TO DIRECT THE DISPOSITION OF HER PROPERTY. One mar. waited for the outcome of a suit !n th- T'nited States Circuit Court yesterday with more than passing interest. Michael McNally, of No. 2»^ East Fifty-first-st.. for two years has lived in the house wirhout payin? renr H^ vu willing to pay the rent, hu? could not determine •who was the owner. Two different persons claimed the rental, but neither could show enough title in th* courts to secure a disr for Mr McNally. Yesterday rhe jury decided that Mrs. Theresa C. Oraham was the real own er, and that she was er.nrled to $3,000 damages besides :n being deprived of her rightful prop erty. The property was originally owned by Mrs. Ann Cassk'.y. She was an aunt of Judge Fitz simons. of the City Court. According to the testimony offered yesterday, about two weeks before she died there was a family council at her bedside over how she should dispose of her property. Mrs. Cassidy said she wanted to leave the East Fifty-first-st. property to Mrs. Graham, and another house to Father M*< Sweeney. The family objected, as did Father Colton, of St. Stephen's Church, her pastor, who was present. Father Colton suggested that she leave Father McSweeney some cash instead, but Mrs. Cassidy refused to sign the deeds to any of her property in favor of the other heirs. Mrs. Graham, who was present, declared that she did sign her name- to the deed to her property, but that Peter Cassidy. the woman's husband, and uncle of Judge Fitzsim ons, took it away. It was contended by Mrs. Mary F. Fitzslmons. Judge Fitzsimon's mother, the only surviving heir except the Cassidy chil dren. Peter A. Cassidy having since died, that the deed was never signed. Judge Fitzsimons as a witness told of the rather exciting scenes at Mr?, Cassldy's bedside. It also came our that Mr? Cassidy gave Father Colton $70,000 in cash, stocks and bond.- just before she died. Judge F|^zsimons said Mrs. Cassidv gave the priest the $70,000 outright, to do with as he pleased, but Father Coulton. be fore th* referee, testified that it was left to him. in a trust, and that he had since disposed of the greater portion of it among the heirs, as direct ed by the deceased woman. Alter the verdict the- defence asked for sixty days in whi'-h to prepare their appeal and a new case, which was granted. Counsel for Me Nally informed his client that be should nor recognize the new owner, as the case was to be appealed, and that the verdict just reaches might be reversed, and that it would not be wise for him to pay the rent until he knew what he was doing. If appealed, as it unquestionably will be, a decision will not be reached for : . couple of years more, and in the mean urn McNally will continue to pay no rent, and be as before, the most envied mar. in East Fifty first-st. A XFW ALABAMA COUPAXT. Hartford. Conn.. April 23.-The Alabama Barsre and Coal Company, of New-Haven, was incorpo rated to-day with a capital of S&OXUXHL The an nounced purposes of th<» company are the trans portation of freight and passengers by means of vessels and railroads and th« acquisition of mines and minlnc interest* in Alabama and e-aewhore. The corporators are James J. Lawten. S. Harrison \V-jf-rer Jti-h-ird "O*. Metes. Harrison O. "W-asner -inrt Clarence G. Spa Mine. all of New-Haven, and "-Governor Thomas M. Waller. of Xew-Lor.don.