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FORfF.P W. E. riRTIS OUT
yr^ > lOW S A PP( )IN TEE.
Merchant*' Association Caused His
Withdrawal from Its Directorate.
Th* Merchants' Association, it was reported
r*<crt!ay on excellent authority, will soon mak«
enotbcr d*:r.and of Mayor Low that he order an
investigation of the AqueSuct Commission. The
directors of the association make n« conceal
ment of the fact that they are deeply chagrined
ov^r the failure of the Mayor to do something
crastlc with reference to the charges made by
tbe association pome time apo against the com
mission-
The sorcewhat ertrained relations between tbe
MsTor and the Merchants' Association became
crparviit soor after he appointed "William E.
Cartif ac Aqueduct Commissioner, to «=ucce«»ri
Iktsurxp J. Power. The facts were not mad**
pablk* till yesterday. Mr. Curtis was a director
of th° association. As soon as he was appoint
ed Aqueduct CommisHon''r he was requested
fey the Merchants" Association to resign from
Its directorate.
Wb*n G«ore<» L. Duval. on*» cf the directors
cf the association, "who has taken a I*>adinc part
Jb the agitation of alleged abuses in tho Jerome
Fark Reservoir work, was seen yesterday, and
asked about *n forced -withdrawal of Mr. Cur
tis. ae said:
It is an unwritten law of tne Merchants' As
»ociauor. that none of Its directors shall occupy a
putli: fsc* It is felt that the directors should
oe ire* from any considerations that would affect
tfeeir independence cf judgment or from any per
icn&l aspirations that would Interfere with their
irdepencent action. Mr. Curtis had been a director
of the Mercbants" Association for some months
and should have been aware of — one of the
fur.canrier.T^". though imwiHUsi. laws of the or
(ajuz&uoc
Ccmir err.ir.g- on the report of Messrs. Bogrart
and North, the engineers who at the request of
the association made a report on the condition
of work there, Mr. Duval said:
SAYS MAYOR WAS MISI-El'
The report of Messrs. Bogart and North ■was the
outcome o: a visii I made last Saturday to Croton
r_. E and Jerome Park Reservoir to see wbat prng-
ress was being made that would sustain the pledges
of the Aqueduct Com^nission for the early comple
tion of Lbeir work.
Ai Jerome Park the conditions were pretty much
as : found them a year ago — with an Insignificant
force of m-=r at work, and no evidence of the "two
Khlfts" that it was promised would result from
tne tight hour clause in the contract, which cost
the city a bonus of over J4SO.(VK) paid to the con
tra rtor.
The Mayer, in answerinc the '-harpes of the
Merchants 1 Association aga:r.?t the Aqueduct Com
ir.issior.. Informed us that the w»s:er:y stcti< r of
Jerome Park R*'wer»ulr would be completed on
August 1 next. We knew at the tim*- that the
Mayor wa<= completely misled in beUevinc that the
wefk could r.e finished at that time. The chnnpes
mad*- by the present ngteeer .->.t .'r-rome P-rk
R<»Mrvolr leave very Iltt!e semblance to the original
plans, and Involve the destruction and rebuilding
c* work thp. • had already been -omrveted.
A isree c ( '.'r ef lirht wal" acalrst a rock
formation or. the line of Sed?wlrk-ave. was re
placed by ■ heavy masonry wnll on the nlea of
gr»veT «=ecurity and to make the tactoatiTw lm-
I cra:<-anl<=. A profit a.ir.Hinra- «>xr.<»n<=«> vas in-
TOived tn thl« - l si pc tire* on Saturday 1 fotm4 a
cai.g of mm fi'llrc the ditch on the outside of a
s---tTen of th's *» - a!l. us'ng rti ordinary paid**!! t!"*e
for p"c-31ir?. T*-- rater was Ktrpimlne: thr«Mfrn
: v ie WJ"! en th» JcsMe. and It is phsnrd to r aim
that a waM that will not ke«?p mufl out wtH keep
I T-as cuite p r< . TW^« < » for the publication
Jr Thr- Tribune on 'h» WtUt ir=t It 1^ tb«
Pz-ft public arifHimif€iiient I have p«">n ol the
tntratkm to ru^^titntr. soV£ masonry for the eoja
•wail F.r.d embankment pystfm prol°rted around the
«='.fter!! s»~t1or! <>f >h« reservoir but tr- hss been
the pet prr.Jert of the pr^m rM-f engineer ever
f ' n V r he suc-p-ded to tbe position l""-"=e ano a n«4T
v«am «c-o H«> rm^-r<" < rbe atmolntirert of a
comtri'fira TO 6 Ewf*i & Fmi'h. ir 19-71. who
, rdetnr^rt hl« thporv for mihstltwtlon of a section
-sf <-r.r«- w«11 and "mbankTrvnt alr^a-iv l " 1 '-*;" i ; (>1 '
ir.fl utmroved r*f 'ho work core by IIUMI i Ft»lev
;r<3 r-p.-r- Since thi.i »h« worv has K ep^ hed
y narertlT lr tr? hop* o» •» more rrlendlj or
jcnipsacrni «e1 of fTuri--efrs t*mt will eive tbe con
trmetnr ... six thoesand Wneal f>«»t of profltahle
macor'n- tr. 6i;bst!tut» for onprofltable earthwork,
vr:r tbr>u?h it hoM' this preat comtnonltT under
12^-rn^eni danper of a water famine for an in
flefir.Jt* term of years.
NOTHING BUT riHIIIIt FOR FTVE TEARS.
t^. us watipowe t^at a reasonable doubt exists »s
to rYe vali^Slv of Ibe work as projected and
rorrewhat T>roeresse<s. ar.d let u« jro rurther and
suppose that the eminence of W. R Hill a* an
SS&wer proves ■vr incapacity of Messrs. Freiey
end raveri All tbis Is no more true to-day than
Jt v-a? when Mr. mil soeeeeded. three and a half
y^er= spo ar.d why has it been left undecided In
tr.■ r ■ € thst thY people cf New-York are so fonfl _ of
eople c* New-Tork R-<>R -<> so fond! of
the Aqueduct Commission or of Its personne. that
they wish to provide ttte employment for them if
they neve- ■'■ a drop of water, or is it mere su
p'r.en^ss on the part of our constituted authorities
and that awful complacency of the power behind
tfce-n that re*rolree a disaster to aww* It? For
twntv Years the city of New-York has been spend-
Jnr "money to procure an adequate water supply
■TVten and for ever fly* years nothing but ex
onex for delay has bees offered in return.
It i<= or.lv reoentl; that the contractors of Croton
T>a-n^a*-d*the Jerome Park Reservoir obtained a
rfam of over STOO.OOO to adopt the ei^ht hour clause
IL t v, e ; r contracts. In order to assure them against
; abV; troubles and upor. condition that the work
would b» finished in accordance with the las.
riedie of the Aqueduct Commission, viz Croton
iteif to actually Impound water on December 1.
IMS- jfronio Park, west section. In readiness on
Aujrurt I ssß: east section. Au«twl I. 19M. Tne
v^~ .. Y^ - tJcal'r Indorsed these pledges al-
Jhnuch to" aV,y ne familiar with tbe Progress of
„.; -n-r-v f-jif"Tn«-n< iras physical'^' imtxJFs
Th£ was evid-rt to myself «nd Mr De Berard a
year am. and still more evident on the occasion of
-..- r*%-x vi<it to the reservoir, but In order
S; Wy.^at w.-- did nor urderestlmate tbe posslblli-
S«j "we Invited two eminent engineers. Messrs.
Bogxrt arid North, to visit the res*>rvoir sr.d rnalis
flooring cf the .-. at an afl^itlonal cost 01 m<.i»»J
. ght-inoh ■•:■ •
- wrote to Mr Craven upon tr.:*
_> i Ve«a a- foHow* rrom v .i;= reply:
Tt ferot a fact, "as stated, that the contract on£
r-ovio-'fo'- four Inches of concrete lining **£»
B^ &SS» 5 elsewhere, which ll
'Ss^lsT In which" event It will be useless, no
matter v.bat thickness it may be. rock foundation
T understand that on the solid rock foundation
«M contract provide? f" r eKher three .r four
1~-he« of ctmereta Hnlne. but on the earth founda-
*» fromste to tejntnche*.
tatettn-reet the fart b*ine that th« Burr-Freeman-
H^^mmi^sion was delegated by th^ , Mgyo. -to
toqatre Into tbe charges of the Merchants so far hs
rrected ernneenr-g change- .tit Jerome Par»
FJRSsSS A^oc^iorT^nst^e
mxajity rustalned by evidence.
NEW COMMISSION NEEDED.
A -,,,. T .v,™, >-ekf= aro a sensational account was
«!?« to tbTpreS of the discovery of
feaertone under the foundation of th« Croton Darn.
Te a^al reader this publication pave a very
-rarcorated arid unwarranted impression of the
rSfmS fi fat the Cornell Bite The facts «^that
BKtxae has provided a basin for the reservoir
there In h'll« ri«ing ISO feet above the level of the
rtrearnf le%? It for tbe city to ; construct a dam
"cross the rtream a distance of j abo nt : J.W -jeet
IM MB to hill. Urder the pians BT ,^RV and
This rructure was nrojected of a spillway f*l
«o!15 masonry dats for upward of^.-J^ltTht
rare wall and embßrkm-nt for about 400 fe *t. The
rolnt here the , projected core wall Jolnefl tne
A WFDDI GIFT
sbould be of sterling silver
and exclusive In design.
We have such in almost
endless array. Our patterns
are copyrighted and ar?
made only by us. Our
offerings this season are
unsurpassed in workman
ship and design.
REED & BARTON
SILVERSMITHS
41 Urion Square
6 Maiden Lane
«tATm?« i structur was 100 feet above Om
Mf-?i cl * re resent a thrust of water about
WoiJ Ti-S e p> whlle th core wall itself was carried
i?™ ! fe . e .S furt . her into the hillside, as an addl
i.hP«i-°? fa ?u y Bt?curlt >"- Upon effecting the
«♦*"?' from the core wall t0 th<=> solid masonry
structure, at a point within the hill 3*> feet dis
tant rom the contact of watpr with the natural
•mbankment as orißinally projected, a pocket of
rlisinteßratftd limestone \f found which is made
the basis of the sensational publication referred to.
and asserted as an accidental Justification, for the
radical changes effected.
At the present time this Manhattan and The
ISronx— using 270.000.000 gallons of water a 'lay. is
depending upon the storage supply at the old
roton Dam and the new aqueduct, with a capacity
of Just about our requirements. The onjv rc^n
supply is that which is stored in the Central Park
reservoir. Any accident happening to the aqueduct,
which 1«> a source of constant apprehension, would
leav<> the city depending on the old aqueduct,
with a capacity of 80.000.000 gallons a day. and the
small quantity stored at Central Park; hence, the
very great importance of the completion of the
| Jerome Park reservoir, which Is expected to store
more than a week's supply, and thus leave ample
time for repairs to the aqueduct without endan-
R^ring the city.
It Is of the greatest importance, however, that the
increased storage capacity at the new Croton Dam
should become available at the earliest date, and
. if the people, through the press, are once properly
j arouse.} upon this subject there is little doubt of
th'-ir insistence upon tho transfer of the powers
: now vested In the Aqueduct Commission cither to
' the Water Department, where they belong, or to
some competent body of men. such as the Burr
j Freeman-Hering CorhmisFion. who would properly
: superintend this work.
Of course, it is of the first importance that the
security of the dam and the reservoir shall be
placed beyond any reasonable doubt, but it is high
time that the very best opinion in the country be
j !-<->n?ultec! upon any points in controversy, and this
| OT-irinn Fhould not only be entirely free of bias, but
I ilutely free of any previous connection with the
j work. Professor Burr, for whom my committee
I entertain th« hlphest regard, has been tentatively
! named by the Aqueduct Commission as a consult
! In* en«in«er. but he is already a member of the
Municipal Commission and ha? been appointed a
! judce to pass upon some of the work done by the
| Aqueduct Commission. It Is manifest, therefore,
that he Is not eligible for the position named, even
' If he srere willing, under the circumstances, to as
j Fume p-]ch prave responsibility.
A $95,000 .000 LAND SALE.
Mineral Lands in Indian Territory
To Be Disposed Of
Washington. May CS (Special). — One of the first
and most Important duties which will de%-otve on
the President its soon as he returns to Washington
will be the appointment of a commission to dispose
of mineraJ lands, mostly coai and asphalt regions,
now belonging to the Choctaw and Chlckasaw
tribes in Indian Territory, the value of which has
been estimated at $25,000,000.
Vr.cc- the provisions of the treaty, which was
ratified by the last Congress, these lands were
segregated and will be sold by a commission to be
appointed by the President and composed of a
member of each of the tribes named and a citizen
of the United States. The Dawes Commission, to
which the allotment In severalty of the lands in
the Indian Territory was confided, has nearly com
pleted Its labors, and it is regarded as important
that the commission which will dispose of mineral
lands should get to work. As the salary provided
by law for each commissioner is $4,000 a year, and
the work is like.y to last several years, considerable
Interest attaches to the President's choice
The area to be sold approximates 000.000 acres.
O' this amount about 100.OV) «cres of coal landa
ere already >ased In irncis of MO acres or ksa. and
the lpa«;ec"wi'l be fold separately. The remainder
Su bTsoldln tracts not e»reedln«t.y 640 acr^^o
ibe hirfcfst bidder. It 1* understrod that a New-
York «=vn.:)cate recently offered the government
In acre* "or the emlre area to be sold, but the offer
was rejected. .
DENY TVLLOCH CHARGES.
Castle and Traceicell Send Replies to
Postmaster General
Washington. May 23-The replies of Mr. Castle.
Auditor of the Postofflce Department, and Mr.
Trac-ewell. Controllei of the Treasury, to the Tul
loch charges conferring the admmi-tration of pos
tal affairs, were received by Postmaster General
Pavne to-daj Both replies are exhaustive. Au
ditor Castle says the net result of the investigation
of the WO.OOO or J40.000 payments made In the
Spanisr. war in connection witn the military postal
service alleged by Tullocb to have been disallowe-J
by the Controller after having been approved by
the auditor, was that only J165 was disallowed, and
of that sum onl> 17 was Incorrectly audited.
Concerning the charge that Mr. Gilmer. the
Treasury expert, was called off froaj an iuvestijja
ttH of the accounts of the Washington Postofflce
just as be was making Important discoveries. Con
troller Tracewell says his letter authorizing Mr
Gilmer to examine postmasters' accounts except
those of Washington and New-York was prepared
by M; Gilm-r without suggestion from him; that
\fr Gilmer spent four months examining the \\ ash
ington Postofflce without discovering ar.y t/auus.
although some lrreg«iiarities were corrected, and
that Mr Gilmer took the letter of instructions and
other papers from the office and returned them on
demand.
FRAUDULENT USE OF MAILS CHARGED.
Chicago, May 23.— Thousands of dollars for in
vestment in stocks and grain are said to have been
obtained from residents of the country by Richard
D Oliver, and. at the Instance of Postofflce In
spector W. M. Ketcham. Oliver was arrested yes
terday, charged with using the mails to defraud
C;iver conducts a brokerage business in the Stock
Ex; riar.gre Building, under the r.amr of Richard D.
Oliver & Co. The hearing was continued to June
2, and the defendant's bonds fixed at $2,500. The
formal complaint against Oliver is that he se
cured Ti 000 from W. D. Cads, of Cannelton. Ind.,
v iv false representation?, and dM not Invest it he
had agreed to do. Oliver was indicted for a simi
lar scheme in March. IS&S. and a short time later
T udee Grosscup imposed a fine whioh. witn tne
costs amounted to CS32. At that time he was ad
vertising a so-called '"safety tanre method or
speculation.
SENATOE SPOONEE'S "FARM."
The Truth About His Recent Purchase in
New-Hampshire,
Washington. May 23 (Special).— Some one in New-
Hampshire, wittingly or unwittingly, has played a
rude practical Joke on Senator Spooner. of Wiscon
sin, with the result that the Senator Is receiving a
daily mall that threatens to make the employment
of another private secretary necessary. The Sen
ator. having 1 recently sold a little place he owned
by the seaside, has purchased a small abandoned
farm ir. New-Hampshire, where the land is hl?h.
the atmosphere dry and the fishing reported to be
excellent. There Is an old and well built farmhouse
on the place, and there the Senator and his family
hope to find rest and comfort in the hotter portions
of the. summer, for In that country a fire Is neces
sary even on summer evenings, and every one
sleeps under blankets the year round. The Senator
admits that he would be afraid to have some of his
Wisconsin constituents view his purchase, because
they would regard it as such poor farm land, but
that will not detract from the quiet, seclusion and
re-t which the Senator expects to find there.
Some facetious Individual learned of the &enator *
purchase and Immediately heralded to the. world
that "Senator Spooner had purchased the great
Blanchard estate, which It Is understood he will turn
ir.to a game preserve." The result is that every
wire fence manufacturer in the country-and Sen ;
ator Spooner declares there must be a million cv
them-has written to him asking permission to
Cbrnlt bids on the fencing. Fence machine men are
s"ndlrg catalogues, gamekeepers are applying for
places and foresters are begging to be permitted to
take charge of the timberland. Instead of rest, the
"enator has secured a mammoth ajrrespondenoe,
and he to wondering how to get even with the mar,
who "faked" the "special dispatch.
MORE LAWS THIS YEAR.
Albany May 25.-Governor Odeil at noon to-day
dispo^d of the last of the bills In his hands by
vetoing the Troy and Green Island Bridge bill. He
siVned M 5 laws, as compared with 617 last year.
RAID ON A CHICAGO BUCKETSHOP.
Chicago May 23.-<3«orge T. Sullivan, charged
with conducting a bucketßhop and swindling pa
trons, and a large force of employes were ar
rested to-day. Sullivan showed papers P"Por^
tTenioln the authorities from molesting him. but
tnev were Ignored. Sevan's office was wrrounded
any many tried to escape from the windows only
"rush into the arms of the officer* Hundreds of
people witnessed the raid.
Thousand* of persons all over the country are
helleved to have Invented their money in grain.
Il^rJffee and provision futures through this
concern has leaß *°,. w ;n Chicago Cleveland. Coun
offlres being n Boston Cbicngau Bu^
cil Bluffs. Alteona. £ c f cc l e -' c £:a sca > ted all the books
:i: i^ t °tr.3t I rnrents. e cu\ Oll wire, and placad men
In chars* of vi« p.aoe.
XEW-TORK DAILY TETBFXE. SUNDAY. MAY 24. 1903.
HANNA EXPLAINS STAND.
Vims on Roosevelt Indorsement — -
Not a Candidate Himself.
Cleveland, May 23. — Senator Hanna said this
afternoon, concerning widely circulated reports
as to his position in regard to a proposed reso
lution to be introduced at the coming State Re
publican Convention indorsing President Roose
velt for a second term:
I have se««tt th? reported interview with Senator
Foraker with reference to the proposed indorse
ment of the nomination of President Roosevelt by
the next Ohio Republican State Convention. At tae
outset I want to deny that Mr. Dover, my private
secretary, or. as far as I know, any of my friends,
had anythin? to do with raising this question.
T..< first 1 knew of it was when I read \r. the
papers a previous interview with Senator Foicker.
which I construed as an expression of s;is personal
views. This was fol'.owt^d bj an interview with
General Grosvenor along the same line. These made
it apparent that there was a disposition on the
part of some people to suggest such action by the
convention. I certainly have no criticism to make
of any individual as to his rights to entertain or
to express such views, but I certainly do criticise
the propriety of action along that line by the dele
gate* to the State Convention, who are chosen for
the purpose of nominating a State ticket.
It do^s not appear to me to be entirely proper fcr
this convention to assume th prerogative of tne
one to Ik chosen in 1904, upon which will rest
the responsibility of representing and expressing
the sentiment in our State for any candidate. It
woul«i seem unnecessary for me to say that these
conclusions are in r.o way influenced by any per
sonal desires or ambitions of my own.
I hsv<- often stated, both privately and publicly,
that 1 am not a::rl will not be a candidate for the
Presidential nomination. On account of my poFltion
as chairman of the Republican National Committee
and the further fact that this year 1 am supposed
to have a vital interest in the results in Ohio as
bearing upon rr.y re-election tc the United Spates
Benate. it would be presumed that I rnisrht have
i=cme influence as to the policy or action of the
Siate convention this year in national affairs. In
that connection it would seem apparent that that
Influence, whatever it .nirht be, had been exerted
ir a direction which would cause just criticism on
the part of any other person who mipftt as; ire to
he a candidate for the Republican nomination for
President in 1304. For these reasons I a-n opposed
to the adoption of such a resolution.
LIQUOR TAX WORKS.
ifrings in 85,709,085 More than Last
Year — State and Cities Bcnefd.
Albany. May 23. — The following statement
was given out to-day by State Excise Commis
sioner Cullinan:
The receipts for the first ten days in May. 1900
under the new law increasing excise fees, have
been $16,386,302. The receipts for the same
ner:od In 1902 were $11,449,515. an increase of
$4,876,967. The receipts for the enth-e liquor
tax year 1903-'O4 will approximate 515.295.75G,
an increase of $5.709.065. over the gro.«s receipts
for the liquor tax year 1902- 'O3. The State's
share of liquor tax moneys for th° liquor tax
year 1902-'o.°. was $4.008.r> '3; the State's share
for the liquor tax year 1903-'O4 will be $9,314.
2."3, an increase to the State of $5.00n.7W). The
r mount of liquor tax money received by local
ities for the liquor tax year 1903-*O4 will be
$740,500 greater than the ,->n.oant received for
the liquor Ui year 1902-*O3. The number of
eert'fl 'spued for th' first ten days In May
of 1903 is 3 9-10 per cent less than the number
Issued for the same period in 1902.
A ROOF GARDEN DORMITORY
One Will Be Made for Consumptives in the
Philadelphia City Hospital.
IF.T TKI-KciiAPH TO THE TKIBrXE.]
Philadelphia. May Thar* Is to be a roof gar
den dormitory for the consumptive patients at tho
City Hospital. Dr. Martin tne new Director of
Health and Charities, has developed this as a
m--..r.s of giving the tuberculosis sufferers nine
hours more of each clear day to breathe the fresh,
cpen air. He says:
We think the plan a g-ood one. It will not be a
mere lot of tx-ds on a roof, but there will be flowers
nnd shruhNer\ ami the lik« to make it a real gar
den that will be a pleasant p'.aee of recreation for
the consumptives. It ie much betiei to have tr.trn
tin from the ground, where there is less durt and
Irritant In the air. There will be a cot for each
patient that can be removed in the daytime, ana
the place will then be a promenade and recreation
ground. By Its altitude and the breexe that it will
catch it will not or.ly be a healthy spot hot a
most pleasant one for sufferers in the hot summer
tnonth3
SEEKS DAMAGES FEOM COLOSADO.
The Governor Refuses to Pay the Claim of
an Englishman.
Denver. May Governor Peabody has received
a letter from Secretary Hay saying that Sir
Michael Herbert, the Bns'ish Ambassador to tha
United States, has demanded an accounting from
Colorado for the destruction of the property of
William Ratcliffe at Grand Mesa Lakes about a
year ago. For several years Mr. Ratcliffe raised
spawn for the State on his property on Grand Mesa
Lakes, In Delta County. He claimed the 6ole use
of the lakes, and would allow no one to fish on hi 9
property In the early part of last summer one of
his employes attempted to drive some fishermen
away and in doins so kilied cne of them. This
aroused the anper of citizens, and they are said to
have destroyed his houses and fish hatcheries.
The Governor has declined to reimburse RatcliJTe.
This refusal Is based on a report from the District
Attorney at Grand Junction that he could ascer
tain no facts that would make It incumbent on the
Slate to pay damages.
SECOND BOER COLONY IN MEXICO.
El Paso. Tex.. May 23. — General G. D. Joubert and
Captain W. S. O'Donnell. promoters of the Boer
colory lc Tamaullpas, Mexico, are here after clos
ing th© contract with a syndicate wr.lch will fur
nish the finances for the colony. Tfiis Is the sec
ond Boer colony to be planted in Mexico. The
Boers will occupy 53. 000 acres. The syndicate in
Mexico will bring people from Africa, let them have
implements and livestock and rive them credit
at their stores. The settlers pay for lane; at
the rate of fifteen shillings an acre each year for
a "uffibtr of years. The land, one hundred nines
north of Victoria, Mexiro. has a frontage on a
navigable river. A railroad will be bu.lt through
the tract.
GLENS FALLS VICTIM FOUND.
Glens Falls, N. T., May B-— Th* body of Pasquale
Angelantoino. who was crotrner! in the Spier Falls
disaster on March 7. was found yesterday 300 feet
he ov.- the point where the ferryboat tipped over in
twelve feet of water. This is the sixth body re
covered. Seventeen were lost.
FOUR INJURED IN EXPLOSION.
m. Perm.. Mar 2S.— Four men were seriously
burned by the explosion of pulverized coal at the
Martin's Oreek cement mill, on tha Delaware River,
,i short uis'aiiif aunve this city, to-day. After the
m the coal storage house caught fire and
, va j destroyed The Martin's Creek plant is one
of the largest und busiest in this section, and 13
working day and night.
PORTER BROTHERS HOPE TO RESUME.
Chicago, May 23.— James S. Watson, president of
the Porter Brothers Company, made a statement
to-day to the receivers' attorney. Joseph H.
Defrees. regarding the reasons for the firm's fail
nre According to Mr. Watson, the liabilities of
the firm are somewnai over n.u00,000 and the tangi
ble assets are considerably in es ess of 51.d00.000.
■■\\, expect to resume business." said he. "l think
all matters can be arranged satisfactorily and every
one will come out whole. The failure was due to
tr , stringency in '..• money market coming Just
at a time when we were advancing large sum 3 to
the orchard men. Then the salmon company fail
ure in New-York hurt us. We had no connection
with It, but it hurt the industrial worl-1 - crwiit.
an ■«■<-- could not realize fund? "
THE FINCH SCHOOL. CAPITAL $125,009.
Albany, May ■.— Certificates of Thcorporation filed
to-day with the Secretary of State include those of
the Finch School of New-York City, capital
{125.000; directors. Jarr.es W. Finch. Edward "Wells,
jr.. and Jes?le G. Finch, of New-York City; the
Douglass Land Company of New- York City capital
flOOOiY): directors. C. A. Cone. W H. "Wheelock and
F X Stevens, of New-York City: Home Circle
Realty Corporation of New- York City, capital
CSO.00O; directors. Lewis Stembart, Abraham Miller
and Henry Stembart, o: New-York City.
ONE LLOYDS COMPANY EXEMPT.
Albany. May 23.— Superintendent Hendricks of the
State Insurance Department has is-sued an opinion.
based on that of the Attorney General, that the
Board of Fire Underwriters of New-York, formerly
"Th" Jefferson Fire Lloyds," was legally doing
bostons on October 1. 1892. and Is therefore net
among the Lloyds associations against wh?m pro
ceedings are tr be malntamea.
A GOOD UCSIXESS fHAXrU
I. often adi-erti»oU under tixt, "JUittle Ad«. ©«
STOCKS TURN AGAIN.
Improvement of Friday Abruptly
Checked — The Causes.
The improvement In the stock market folio-w
ing the announcement of the formation of a
strong syndicate to underwrite the new issue
of $75,000,000 Pennsylvania Railroad stock at
120 was abruptly checked yesterday, and a
sharp general decline occurred, with last prices
as a rule the lowest of the day. One of the
chief causes of the fall In prices was the un
easy feeling resulting from the Pennsylvania's
aggressive policy in its warfare on the "Western
Union Telegraph Companj. it being thought in
many quarters not unlikely that the Gould In
terests might be planning some act of retalia
tion which would be reflected In a stock market
decline. Reports of la^or troubles on Western
railways and rumors of similar troubles in the
United States Steel Corporation and of the
closing of some of the corporation's Chicago
plants were additional depressing influences, as
was also the announcement of the engagement
of more gold for export this week to South
America. St. Paul was a conspicuously weak
feature, going to 151, the lowest point it has
touched since the panic of May G. 1901. and
closing at 10114, a net loss of 3*4 points. West
ern Union closed at S3, It 4 points lower than
on Friday, and Pennsylvania at 126? a. a net
loss of 1% points for the day. The United
States Steel issues each lost 1% points.
One of the principal interests In the United
State 3 Steel management said yesterday af
ternoon that he had heard of no labor trouble
impending among the corporation's employes,
and believed that the reports of that nature
were without foundation. The suggestion being
made that one cause of the weakness of the
Eteel stocks was the refusal of the syndicate
managers to make any statement whatever as
to the results of the bond conversion offer, this
Interest said that it was Impossible yet to make
any definite and detailed statement, and that
it had been thought wiser to say nothing at
present than to issue a statement which might
be ocen to misinterpretation.
Ex-Judge E. H. Gary, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee of the Steel Corporation,
6aid he had heard nothing of the reports that
some of the plants in Chicago were to be shut
down. Concerning the report that the corpora
tion had closed a contract to purchase a large
amount of pig Iron for delivery the last half of
the current year. Judge Gary said:
"I do not think any purchases of pig iron
have been made by any of the subsidiary com
panies during the last few weeks. Some h?.3
been bought within sixty or seventy days. Con
siderable outside iron could be used at the
present time, and probably would be purchased
if It could be secured at a pair price. Inasmuch
as the prices of finished materials have been
kept down to the prices which prevailed when
pig iron was selling at Slf! "/> or lower, it has
seemed to me the price of iron should be restored
in a measure at least, and that the price now
demanded is hluh by comparison, notwithstand
ing It costs something more to produce it. How
ever, the matter is now in the hands at our Mr.
Diekson. and he will deal fairly with outside
producers."
O' SULLIVAN ASKS $6/X)0.
His Services Are JVorth $915, Says
Corporation Counsel Rites.
Briefs on file in the clerk's office of Part I of
the Supreme Court show that Thomas C. O'Sulll
van. slated to be the next Corporation Counsel if
Tammany ts returned to power next fall, regards
his services as six and one-half times more valua
ble than they are regarded by Corporation Counsel
Rives. Mr. O'Suliivan has presented a bill for
$6,000 as special counsel. Mr. Rives has cut down
the bill to $315. Th* adjustment of the monetary
consideration for Mr. rrSulUvan's services has been
referred to ex-Justice Ah-am R. Lawrence, to take
proof of the vaJue of the services and report on
the same.
Mr. O'Sullivan. who is now counsel for the New-
York Contracting and Trucking Compary. Joseph
Egan. and Naugrhton & Co.. all Interested In vari
ous pier and bulkhead leases granted by the old
Tammany Dock Board at bargain counter rates in
December, 1901. was appointed a special counsel of
tb« city of New- York In 1533 In settling and abol
ishing permanently the locauon and boundaries of
the avenue known as Fort Washington Ridge
Road.
For his services under Mayor Strong he received
in 1535 $1,300. in 1596 $2,500. and In 1537 $7,500. When
the Van Wyck administration came into power
Mr. O'Sullivan's value to tho city increased to SS.iXO
In IS9S. $8,000 in 1593. $8,000 In 1900. and 19.000 In ISOL
Mr. O'Sulllvan looked after the Ridge Road bm<
ness for nine years consecutively, and when Mr.
Rives took office he asked Mr. O'Su:iivan how long
It would be before he ended It. Mr. O'SulUvan said
that he was through. Pending the confirmation
of the report Mr. O'Su'.llvan was continued as spe
cial counsel. A motion to set aside the report of
the commission that condemned property for the
road was then made by Interested parties, and Mr.
O'SulUvan opposed the moiion successfully. For
arguing this motion and other services Incidental
to it Mr. O'Sullivan has presented a bill for $6,000.
"I have been a member of the bar of the Stats
of New-York since 187-4." declared Mr. Rives, "and
have thereby become familiar with the value of
legal services such as are set forth In the itemized
statement accompanying the bill of Thomas C.
O'Sullivan. Tn my opinion such services are not
worth anywhere near the sum of $6,000."
Mr. Rives places at $315 tho value of the services
rendered by Mr. O'Sullivan.
Three Items in Mr. O1O 1 Sullivan's bill relate to the
preparation and presentation of his bill. Seme of
the items ar« as follows:
January S, 1903— Telephonic communication from
Corporation Counsel.
January 4— Received letter from the Hon. George
januar'v 6— Wrote letter to Corporation Counsel
April I— Received letter from Mr. Campbell, chief
clerk to the Corporation Counsel.
April 3— Received tetter from the Hon. George U
April S— Received letter from Messrs. Bfaa & Man.
November 6— Received telephonic communication
from Mr. Olcott. attorney for Edward J. Nelhs.
January 7. 19<"i3-R?ce:ved message by telephone
from Corporation Counsel's office concerning me
printed record.
In order to get his bill audited. Mr. O'Sulllvan
applied to Justlc* O'Gorman for tho necessary
order.
PRESIDENT, ODELL AND LOW TO SPEAK.
President Roosevelt. Governor Odell and Mayor
Low are among those announced to speak at the
celebration of the £*>th anniversary of the settle
ment of the township of Huntiiigton, Long Island,
wnion has been set for July 4
HAMILTON INSTITUTE EXERCISES.
The eleventh commencement of the Hamilton In
stitute will be observed at the Astor Gallery. Wal
dorf-Astoria, on Thursday evening The exercises
will begin at 8 o'clock.
THE FIRE RECORD YESTERDAY.
12:15 a. m.— No. ltt Liberty-st. : no •"■*•« given; $25. .„.
12:16 a. m.— No. 31 Wcet T»*nty-sUth-et. ; M. Hildreth:
12-50 "a. m.— No. 1.C25 Thlrd-ave.: Max WelU: $50
1:48 a m One-bundred-and-nftleib-st. and Thlrd-ave.;
"ilanr.attan Elevated Railway Ccmpar.y; slight.
4-40 a. m.— No. 114 to 120 Wesl Thirtieth-st. . .N«wir.an
Mar.uJacmrtng Company; JSO.OOO.
5:10 a. m.— No. 214 East jjeventy-Beventh-st. ; John Mo
ii-^af rn.-Ko.S9 Vaadam-Bt. owner unknown; trifllaj.
m _Xo. 503 West Forty-sixth-st. . W. Ost:crr.e; $.>O.
12 m— No. 118 Stanton-et. ; Herman Wesloc*; $-.ouO.
12:40' p. m.— No. 521 West Twtnty-fourth-st. ; no owner
12:40'p' m.— Foof o8o 8 f e East Blxty-flr.t-.t- : Street Cleanlo*
1 lo^p 1 nf"— Nob 15 *oi IT We«t Fourth-st. . Penny
12.5r?™ S m.— %o. 224 East Eishty-firet-et. : S lll|Sllgi
6:05 v p." m-— Twenty-thlrd-«. . Eut River. H L Blum;
*' COO
7:4o"p' m."— No. 121 Mulb*rry-«t- : owrer unknown; $5.
7:55 p. Broomfc-«: and Bowen'; Manhattan Elevated
Railway Company; tnflir^.
VAN WORMER BOYS HOPE TO ESCAPE.
Plattsburs. H. V.. May 23.— The three Van W jrmer
boys, who are confined tn the deatp house at Clin
ton Prison. Dar.nerr.ora, were Inforraed to-day by
Deputy Warden Vogan that the Court of Appeals
had affirmed their sentence or death. Although
tn»y were much depressed by the news, one of
trern said that tr. y had a good lawyer working for
them ard they ••' hoped to escape the sisuuiu
chair
KI2EK COOL.
One -way i« to purcliu.»>e iv El€»<-trlc Fan.
Several are odverti»e«l a.monc the Little A-dM.
of the People In another c-olunm
v UPHOLSTERY. "
Furnishings for Summer Homes
at 5O?o reduction from regular prices.
50-lnch Cretonnes in variety of patterns, 36 and 32 inch
Cretonnes, attractive floral designs on white, cream and ecru
grounds, for Curtains, Furniture Coverings and Bed Drapery.
Summer Curtains*
Crape, Madras, Swiss Muslin.
Shade, Mattress and Slip Co er Work to Order.
Hotel and Yacht Upholstery.
Men's Furnishings.
SUMMER SHIRTS — Custom and Stock.
Pajamas.
Bath Robes, Bathing Suits, Summer Gowns and Jackets.
Summer Gloves.
For Dress, Walking, Riding, Driving and Field.
Women's Full Pique Glace Kid Gloves $J,OO P er alr -
Dress Suit Cases, Travelling Rugs, Lap Robes.
Summer Neckwear.
Shcabwau dS 10 to Sheet
SMALLPOX FRIGHTENS NEIGHBORS.
They Have Train Eemoved from Daughter' 3
Home to Stamford's Isolation Hospital.
fBT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBCNI. 1
Stamford. Conn.. May 23.— Because of the pro
test of the neighbors of his daughter, at whs»
home George Francis Train has been under
quarantine, suffering from smallpox, the Health
Department removed Mr. Train to-night to the
isolation hospital, on the outskirts of the city.
Mr. Train bore the fatigue of removal well. He
Ls under the personal care of Dr. C. H. Borden.
the city health officer, and a trained nurse from
the local hospital His daugh'er can communi
cate witn him at any time hy telephone. Mr.
Train will have every attention in the pest
hnuse. He insists on seeing the daily newspa
pers. His daughter said this evening that, al
- she regretted exceedingly the necessity
of removing her father, she had no hostile cr.ti
ctom to of:er. The daughter's home will be
kept under a strict quarantine for two weeks or
mere.
AXGIEED AT STAMTOED CRITICISM.
Mills Hotel Management Says Train Did Not
Contract Smallpox There.
The management of the Mills Hotel, at which
George Frarcia Trail; lives while here, are in
censed at the criticism of the Stamford health au
thorities wit* regard to the treatment of the cas«
by the hoiel peopl*. Yesterday one In authority at
the hote! said:
We w»re unaware that Mr. Train had the dls
ease: lr fact, tha: was only discovered after h- had
been a while at his daughter's house n Staonford.
We are sure he did not contract the disease in tha
hotel as the sanitary arrangements are complete.
No suspicious or unclean persons are ted
and there has been no amalloox here. Mr Jraln
may have contracted the disease from some one
while sitting in MaUlson Sauare Park, as U hia
custom.
SEA3OAED AIR LINE FIEE.
Flames Destroy Bnildings at Norfolk, Va.,
and Cause Railroad $750,000 Damage.
Norfolk. Va.. May 23.— The fire which practically
destroyed the machins shops, roundhouses, ware
houses and minor offices of the Seaboard Air UM
Railway in the company"* yard last night entailed
a loss of about $75t.000. The property was tartly
covered by Insurance. A machinist named James
Heroid was struck by a fly In? timber and su»
tainad Injuries that will prooal*ly MM in tua
death.
THIS PRISONER GOT AWAY.
Escapes from Morris County Jail — Arch
angels His Name.
Morrlßtown. K. J-. May 23.— Alexander Arch
angels, sixteen years old. a prisoner in the Morris
County Jail, escaped last night. He was serving a
term for larceny. Archangels got away about mid
night. He was cor.Sned In the third story, and
made his way to the roof of the new Jail, and
thence to the ground by means of a ladder left
standing by workmen.
This is the third of a series of escapes and at
tempts to escape from New-Jersey penal Institu
tions in a few days.
SMALLPOX KEEPS INCREASING.
Pri.::;psburg, X J.. May 23.— The number of small
pox patients in Philllpsburg keeps increasing. Th«
health authorities wlh probably take steps soon
to have a pesthouse erected, and to guard mor»
effectively against people visiting houses where th«
disease exists. It ls said they are fre<juent»»d now.
In spite of quarantines.
MURDERER OF BROTHER CAUGHT.
Middksboro. Ky.. May 23.— Tom Mullir.s. at Pen
nlngton Gap. Va.. thirty miles from tais clt>. shot
and killed bis brother Ganey. No cause for the act
la known. He fled to the hills, but was captured
and takaa to Jonesvllle for safekeeping.
FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER.
Maione, N. T., May 23.— The Jury In the case nt
Allen Moor.ey. of Saranac Lake, who shot and
killed two women and wounded one man last win
ter brought In a verdict of murder In the first de
gree after being out all nlßht. Mooney was sen
tenced to Ule in the eketne jnair a.t Clinton Prison
on July 6.
WHERE JOHN ADAMS TAUGHT SCHOOL.
Worcester. Mass.. May 23.— The unveiling of the
tablet by Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter.
Daughters of the American Revolution, marking
the site of the fir3t schoolhouse in Worcester, j
where President John Adams taught, took place tn
thi9 city this afternoon. The speakers of the day ■.
i were Dr. G. Stanley Hall president of Clark UU-
versity; Senator Hoax and Charles Francis Adams, (
great-grandson of President John Adams- Mrs.
Charles H. Maarury. State regent. Massachusetts
Daughters of the American -lutior. and Mrs.
' Greenleaf Wadleigh Simpson, vice-president gen
eral of the national society. Daughters of the Ancerl
can Revolution, were among the guests. Mrs.
rnlr'es Francis Marble, chairman of t£e committee ■
on wtabllshlns local historical sites.^iiiveiled the
tablet. . ■
SWEDEN AT ST. LOUIS FAIR.
St. Louis. May 23.— 1t is probable that the Crown
Prince of Sweden will head the Swedish World's
Fair Commission at St. Louis, a* he has intimated |
his willingness to serve in a letter to Commissioner j
Kohli>aat. The King of Sweden has promised to
! present a banner to Hoat over the Swedish pavilion i
i at the exposition. In a letter received from Thomas
A Edison he accepts the appointment of honorary
chief consulting electrician of the World's Fair,
recently tendered to him.
TO RESUME WORK ON PORTLAND FAIR.
Portland. Ore.. May 3.— Work will be resumed at ;
once on the L*wis and Clark exposition grounds.
the time for invoking the refersndutn on th« appro
priaUor. bill passed by the last legislature havtng |
esplrod. A month ago. when the Federated Trades
CotmcU of this city denounced tne exposition and j
-^!>d on union labor to invoke the referendum and |
defeat the appropriations, all work on the sreunds
and buildings was stopped. TtM necessary number I
of siimatiira* to lnvok* tha referendum was not j
*ecured. *
The
Forsvthe
Waist.
Most Important Sale of
the Season.
450 Exquisite, Dressy
Summer Waists,
1 6.50.
Fresh, new goods, ncr.e of which hare ever
been onered at less than $29-00, the greater
portion being worth from $40.00 to $30.00
each.
Do not fail to take advantafje of this q>
portunity.
Sale begins Honday, Hay 25th.
at 9 o'clock.
The rush 01 business will render it impoasw'
bl? to make alterations on these waists or t»
fill mail orders lor them.
John Forsvthe,
THE WAIST HOUSE,
86t Pn.aJwav, r7*n & 18th Sts.
From the
Workshop of ye
Earlie Time
comes the creation of oor Motrxs Fot
niture. Tliese pieces «c built oa the
simple tlicme of stnigtt Line simplicity
and the impcrract point of comfort.
The Settle, with its movable cushions
o: sheep hides, the deep Recluung
Chair for the leisure hour, and the
long Study Tables — are individual for
£nc fcaadicraf t aad sturdy octlmrv
Grand Rapids
Furniture Company
(Incorporated)
3 4 T^ Street. West. Nos. 155-157.
" Micat: froa Btotiwtj "
}v\s*st. J&mt* K«vt fu^v%
Our suatzser kslt cause 4ra««rs tor wsßMt)
and ctildre- sr« almply unaateiiadto «i*awh«*e«
Your Valuable Furs
should be placed tn
COLD STORAGE at once
to protect them from MOTE.
THE UM Oi.\ SAFE DEPOSIT CO.
has an absolutely fireproof Snitiiinc daroted to
the Cold Storasd o* furs acd woci'.en fabric*.
*her« safsty i.- cuarante«<L
Qrp»rl*ac«! furriers in cljarge-
Sesd for «stl:na:« and pesßj :-->;
The Lincoln Safe Deposit Co.,
Phcn» 5-**»< — 3«Th. 3S-tS East O3 St.
|[email protected]
I Our Miidcw-prviof Awnir.gs never
fade Send postal for estimates.
JOHN" C HOPKIX3 I
IA.VIU\H6S|
I& co..
119 Chassbers St.
TA« c. H . B R 0 W X CO.
cSreLt, CARPET CLEANSING
air "^ =>'H » »'• t«i. iisi— aw
*"*• T.*.r.< up. Altartnc K«Uylaj.
SOCIETY MAN SENTENCED FOR THEFT.
Dcs Moines. lowa. May E'J<ar D« Mnelea. »
student of th* law department of the Univ«ntty
of Michigan, who was convicted of larceny aX
Dubuque. while- horn* on a vacation, has b*en **n
tenced to six months' tanrtaensaeat m tiM peni
tentiary at Anamcsa. De Mueles was a aooety
raan cf considerable prornir.er.ca.
OF corasE roc lltfll
If yon vrantetX • «rt»m urt.. -uaUli
v.. v t>iauL a iriead for puttinc yon oa tae
rlifht track to s«( It: 100 bxmj •■«* wbM
,•« w— - —■ •*• **I4tile Ad*, of tike Peoyl*^
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