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JERSEY GOOD TO "AUTOS".
THE COSSTAHLVS LUC LOW
Decision of Motor Car Drivers to
Fight Checks Arrests.
Morriittown. K. J.. June 5 WusrSSf).— Jersey
town offlcUl* didn't licve their usual Sunday
report of arre»tlr.(f ■■lililMTlSf to-dsy. Inquiry
by a Tribune, reporter at six offices of Justices of
th« peace between Morrlstown an<l l^t Orange,
the combined msuiis of wh'Ch showed forty-four
automobile convictions on the previous Sunday,
with revenue to tb« towns wjgrepatinj; $678 in flnes
and r«r«-nue to th« JustScfcd and constables in costs
i>tr.ountlii« to J&S6O. found three offices closed, two
others open, with no Justice, ex.d in a Blngle in
•tance this Justice tit h»nd. As for business and
revenue, from automobiles. "nothing (Joing" the
uniform eKplar.atlon was.
"What Is the trouble T' was asked a Justice who
•eemed incliied to be communicative. •"Well.- h«
re;'l»»J. "It Is about this way: 1 don't believe in
automobiles in the town anyway, and w< mad« up
our minds thnt If th«-y would co through hero, they
might as well pay for it. Of course, that Is if they
rar. faster than the law allowed, and I never knew
or.- who was arrested who hadn't. So w« passed
some ordinances and we collected a lot of fines.
"Then the legislature passed the Scovel act. and
that provided that the town ordinances should be
no good, but we fined them all the «am». They
all psid— kicked, but paid in the end. Why.
even Thomas N. McCarter. who was the Attorney
General, paid, although the Justice waa nearly
paraly*e<l when h-> found out who he was. You
■cc. those automoMUsts don't want to be stopped,
aad they pay right oft.
"It got to he a paying business. Sometimes we
would hay» on a pleasant Sunday or holiday a
doren cases, and They would always pay $15 apiece
and ii-bout ti costs.
•'We never thought a man could not be arrested
Who was breaking the law. Bvery town arrested
them, ar.d they always paid.
"But." added tho Justlr-e. "I suppose the boys
went a little too far. for last week there was
trouble. That man Wi«n jrot a lawyer, and he
put the court In n, hole, and held up the JuJge and
the clerk for a $20 fine, because the SMtnnwwe was
not properly Indorsed, and now no constable wsnte
to make a BSsSßSSafnt In his own name, because If
the automobllist appeais then the constable has
S^»t to hire a lawyer to go to Morristown and try
the case, and who's going to pay the lawyer? And
If the other fellow wl:is the corstnfcies «ot to pay
the costs.
"It was all right to have the town sued, but under
the law the town car.'t be sued, and the constable
Is the fellow to complain. That was a good point,
and the town counsel tells ir.e that It's good law
and will stick.
"But that's not all. It iooks as If we couldn't
arrest them at all now.
"Now. look out there," «ald the Justice, pointing
to a big steam motor car. "Talk about traps to
catch automoL'.llsts: There is a trap to catch the
constables.
"Pee that man on the fror.t sfat-thafs Searritt,
cue of the men that Toons arrested, ar.d he's got
a lawyer end a stenographer with Mm. He is
hunting trouble.
"I rot or.c of those cases lrst week. The con
stable brought him in, and the lawyer put in his
work, and ihe stenojrrapher took everything down,
but I fired things all right I Just had the con
stable change the chanre to disorderly conduct,
nothing to do with the automobllu law, and found
him not guilty."
This is a fair outline of the s>tate of affairs as
rhown by an automobile trip taken by a Tribune
reporter yesterday, beginning st Newark and run
nlr.g up through East « irange. where the first officer
was encountered. The reporter at<ked tiie officer,
who. by the way, wa-s a bicycle policeman, how
he regulated the automobile traffic In Kast Orange.
"\\>:i." renlied the officer, "our instructions are
not to interf.-re with the automoMlists unless there
Is an accident, i.r one takes a risk; we would notice
In cane of a borsessjsjL \\> don't pay much atten
tion te whother he 1« going five mi^-s an hour or
tWSSaty miles an hour. It all d*;>«:ds on circum-
StStKTf
iiom Kast Orange tho party of Inquiry parsed
through into slonclsir, where, In Bidgewooa-ave..
tbe l chine* were probably running twenty miles
ii hour. A.s the ear psussed aii offk-er on a whet-1
BM «imply t-ai<i: "Had crossing at tlie, Best block;
ng h;ui V.ottor go earofully." At. out s mile
farther rilftilT officer, also mounted on a bicycle.
■rss) psstsed at a «p«>ed of about fifteen miles an
hour. The onl> thing the officer said was "Good
morning."
P*rofß Montcli>ir. over throueh Great Notch,
through Little Falls, Sincac to Itanvllle. nr.t an of-
Boer was met. Automobiles were running by at all
raW-3 of i;peed from ten to thirty mil».s an hour;
but. In justice to the- automobllists, It must be said
that the road waa level and wide, sad there was
little traffic.
On the return trip it was noticeable that thro lph
Morristown all automobiles were driven slowly,
but ther«» was a lack < ■•:" the usu;il ountry con
st&hlep. armed with dubs, secreti behind" trera,
and the mounted ofßoer at Uorristown. agai;
whom there have bean repeated complaints by
automobilii-ts for his discourtesy, evidently waa
not inviting any .-uits or arr^-ts for assault. Every
automobile »as scanned, snd a rreat show was
l&adt) of taking t;io number, but nothing further
waa dotie.
Krom Morrlstown to Madison no sJßcen wer«
appartnt. Through Madison two policemen «-f-r«
seen, but nothing- occurred on the trip until Phaj
ham was i-eat l.<-d. Them the usual trap was not
in operation. Th* Inatlea sf the peace, was not on
the ftepg of his oflire waiting for automohilists to
contribute. Eo far as could t>« i^.irr.ed do arrests
had beeu made.
Eleven automobiles passed as the party stood by
the road In <"hatham. rone of them proms; at an
•xceesrve ratt of Speed. They were going fast
er.ough. of course, to pass the r;irri,ig« r. but not to
disturb tM horpe tmflic and w;th no dan«er at all
to pedestrians who rrn»sc.l the tri'-.-r
Over the hil! eooUßonljr called the f>ranp«> Moun
tain toward Millburn the aatoseobiles w.re more
numerous than the i-arrlage*. At the foot of tne
hill they eeperatt-d. thos^ to the right roliig to East
Ciranje through Sprlngt>eld, and thoa«- to the left
towjii-i Madron through the <*ii-bn?es to Kewark
At Morristown no officer* were visible, nor were
any . i->i.«tables or officers neon from Madis>on
tixrouKl. South Orange to Newark.
If t>.e complaint heretofore tnnde by automobll-
UU that revenue rath«r than Justioe was th« object
ef the combination of the country con«table and
the oour.try Justice of tbe pea. c. it is evident that
the occurrences of the previous week liavo m.i<l«
movement In this direction roiich more cautious
The vlguro-j» declaration of Independence made by
President Searritt of the Automobile «'!ub of \m^r
ica and the flrm decision of automot.ilists to fight
to a finish what the/ call persecution by Jersey
justice Is apparently having effect.
THEY PREFERRED THE ELEVATED.
Automobile* in Which Massachusetts Vis
itors Were Eiding in Collision.
In a collision between two automobiles at One
hundred-and-fort>-nlnth-st. and Melrose-ave. yes
rday. a young woman was thrown out. She suf
fered severe cuu. but ehe was aMe to go heme
without medical attention.
One automobilo v.a. driven by John Lane, of
sTlibssSji and th* oth««r by James Tenrtght, of
Thlrty-elghLh-«t. and Sev«jr.th-ave. Dcth were pub
tte automobiles. In the first were Mrs. Jeanneue
•tofiiJard. Mrs. Georg« Ha!lld*r and Mrs. U Gardi
ner, all cf Boston, and Miss H. Bunr.l!. of liinj<
ham. Mass. In the second were Mrs. Hannah Mc-
Guire. Mrs. J. B. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Faith
and Mrs. H. Burrell, all or Hlngham.
Te&rlght'a «<sWels got out of or««T at On«-hun
ndlr. ty tlfth - Bt and Lime went on ah*-«d.
thinking that the otn. r would catch them in a few
rnlnutes As it did " ot <1 " •°- h <le<-""-ed to return
and see Jf Tenrtght required assUtance
On account of sxeavaUoas at the point where th
frv^r, occurred, the roadway is narrow, and in
SZrLSS P lf * uoh '"' r thp front wb««ls of the.
t?rn^ m t Oi>i:^, interlocs d - anU Miss iiurr.ll was
Jgfg^-<-..*»« Paestnaers of both vehicles de-
SSS h(lt . th sr had 1 enough excitement and
writ flowr-tovrn on an elevated train
WOMAN POUND DEAD UNDER BET).
Ivo Motive for Murder Known Money and
Jewelry Untouched.
IBT TEIXtiBAI'II TO TBB Tttlßir.sr.]
Jacksonville. Fla.. June i.-Mrs. Mattie E. Car
lisle, of this city, was found dead in a pool of
blood under her bed to-day. Nothing had been
seen of her since Saturday mornin . and two young
women who room at the. house, being unable to Ket
in hat night, spent the nlsht with friends. This
ir.orr.lnK they Informed the polios, and a search eC
the house was made and tho body was found under
■er bed. There was a number of bruises on the
tody, and blood had come from cuts over the eyes
No motive for murder Is known, and robbery was
Bet the object, as money and Jewelry were found
In tb« room. The back door waa unlocked, and the
police are working on the murder theory.
Ths dead woman had no relatives here. Her son
. X>r. Ccrroll Csrtlsle. a travelling salesman for the
KJ-en. Owen Company, of *New-York. has been
■tßXCrx&ftdL
FREE SHOW BY A PYTHON.
Huge Snake Emerges, Tail First,
from a Third Floor.
Residents of Orand-st. in the block between
Chrystle-st. and the Bowery were kept in a
»«Vite of shuddering enjoyment for three-quar
ters of an hour yesterday by the efforts of a
15-foot python to escape from the bird and ani
mal stor* or Louis Kuhe. No. 24S Grand-st.
The make was on the third floor, where there
were. In boxes, over one hundred and fifty
Brakes, principally pythons, boa constrictors
and anaconda?. Two snakes managed to escape
from their box In some way.
There is a loose wire shutter on th«» third floor
over the lower half of the window, and the
python pushed It's tail past th& shutter, Fhoving
the shutter a«lde. When about a foot of the
snake appeared, a crowd b*>gnn to gather, and
by degrees three or four feet more of the snake
appeared, and people seemed to rice out of the
ground to look at it. bo suddenly did a big
crowd collect. The attempted escape of tha
snake was about o p. m., when the Bun was
shining hotly. The store was on the sunny side
of the street. The Bun enlivened the snake.
Every move it made was followed by yells from
the crowd and a temporary stampede. Word
was sent to the Eldridge-st. station, and the
police telephoned to Mr. Ruhe's home, No. 721
East One-hundred-and-thirty-seventh-st-. that
one of his bi£gest snakes was escaping and
would soon be in the street. One or two police
men tried the door. The policemen appeared to
be relieved to find that the door was locked, and
quickly backed away. Another policeman,
stung by the reproaches of some people in the
crowd, who asked why the police didn't do
something, advanced, and, reaching up, touched
tbe enJ of the python's tnil with the end of hia
club. Th»» tall as a rrsult thrashed about in
su'-h a lively way that the bluecoat beat a re
treat, and several of the crowd started to run.
Mr. liuhe came down and found two attend
ants, who live near the Btore to attend to the
animals on Sunday*. The three men entered
the store and found one of the pythons crawling
around in a half torpid way and the other mak
ing a strenuous effort to pot out of the window.
Mr. Ruhe grasped the snake on the lloor ly the
nock below the head, one of his attendants
grasped it by the middle an<l the other by tha
tall, and they threw it into the I><>x, where it
culled up quietly. It was more trouble, however,
to hand!' the other snake, which had been made
lively by the sunshine. When It was seized by
the neck and draßTß^d in it colled itself so
viciously, shooting back and forward and
thrashing around, that the men had to Jump
about quickly to get out of its way. Finally one
man caught its tall and another man caught it
by the middle of the body. Wriggling an-J
squirming:, It was deposited in a h'»x. where It.
too. roiled up. The door of the box was then
shut and fastened.
Mr. Huhe was at a losn to know how the
Fiiakes had got out of the box. The crowd was
a long time In moving away.
ANTI-STRIKER INSANE.
Mary Jane McMahon, Patcrson
header, Taken to Asylum.
raters.. N. J.. June r. (Special).— Mary Jane Mc-
Mahon, of No. 393 Straight-st.. loader of th« anti
strike movement at the time of the Frank & DiiK»n
silk works riots in Fiaterson, three years j>ko,
■wa« taken yesterday to the Morris Plains asylum.
Previous to the Btrlk». Miss ICabon entertained
Mi-OS that by some srere thought to be. socialistic,
and It was no iinrw— ■iim thing for her to be seen
addressing groups of her co-workers. She had a
ptrong following. At the time of th..- strike, how
ever, she refused to have any part In the move
ment, and it was largely through her lnfluen that
th«re was not a complete Shutdown of the plant.
Through the courage sho. showed in braving the
taunts of the strikers, a large number followed her
example and refusei to Join th<-ir ranks.
While the trouble was on nhe was frequently
"serenaded" at her home by the ctrlkers, an.i fol
lowed to and from th" mill by hooting crowds A
movement was started to prevent her <>i)t;iir.lnK fool
from storekeepers. Finally the Mrain began to
tell on her. For a tlm« sh>» lived in col stant
ft-iir of b«"ing lnjurod. Kven when tho trouble was
over nhe Ktlll retained tho f»-ar that sho would be
Injured. This developed Into n.-uto nervousness.
I'hysl advised that she be taken to the coun
try. The change seemed to Improve her mentally,
«<ni Fin', came back to Paterson. Recently Insane
tendencies developed into «uch an acute form th^t
it wns deemed best to send her away. Physicians
believe she will recover.
Iy»ss than iwo weeks uen the striko leaders were
releasrd from th« county Jail. Bomn of them served
a t"rm of six months and others three months f.>r
contempt of court, after tho ea_ses had been fought
In all iho State courts and In th<» United States
eourL The sentence was imposed by Vlce-Chan
c*-llof* Pitney.
SUNSHINE IN KANSAS.
Floods Going Down — Normal Conditions
Expected Again Next Week.
Kar-.pas City, Jun»> 6. — After ten days of almost
continuous leaden skies the «>un shone over Kansas
City to-day. With a cessation In the rains during
the past twelve hours, most of the rivers are grad
ually falling and st-eklnjf their banks, and every
where I'ood conditions are improving. A Blight
riso was B&own In come stieams over night, but it
1* believed that from now on all will fa!l rapidly.
The .^uiditinns in the oil lle.lds will no: bo btt
tered materially before another twenty-four hourH,
gr*-at stretches of country still being covered with
water.
Py the middle of next week it is believed almost
normal conditions will prevail.
TWO OVERCOME BY HEAT.
Woman Stricken in Elevated Train in Hos
pital in Serious Condition.
Two heat prostrations were reported yesterday by
the Harlem police. Mrs. Julia Meyer, of No. 110
ITsssi sf . was riding in a northbound elevated
train, when at the One-hundred-and-twenty-ninth
st. and Thtrd-ave. station she was overcome. Hho
became unconscious, «nd Dr. I-awrence was called
from the Harlem Hospital. He removed the womaji
to the hospital, tjht was In a serious condition.
John Muck, of No. 234 West Thlrty-eighth-Pt..
was overcome at Orie-hundred-and-twenty-elghth
st. and Thir«i-av.. and was removed to tho Harlem
Hospital. Hla condition is not serious.
ROTHSCHILD BOND MAY BE FORFEITED
An order against the Bankers' Surety Company,
of Cleveland, Ohio, to chow cause why the bund
of $*.«.»,000 furnished by It for David Rothschild
should not be declared forfeited may follow the
application of Louis Hess, the attorney for tho
Welsill estate, for the appointment of a Slim BBS in
to Rothschild as administrator. On allegations that
Rothschild, who is now serving a term in Sins
Sing Prison for grand larceny, wasted PH),(ma> of the
estate, an order ha« been obtained to show rnudd
why he should not bo removed au administrator.
KEPT THEIR MARRIAGE SECRET.
Friends of Miss Marie Van Liew and W. Denison
Hatch. Jr.. whose formal engagement was an
nounced on April 24, were surprised yesterday to
learn of their secret mariage on March 28. The
ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. De Witt
Kggleston. pa6tor of the Kirst Congregatlonai
Church of Greenwich. Conn., at his home, at
Sound Beach, Cor.n. The only witness was Edgar
M. Phelps, a classmate of the bridegroom at Har
vard. No reason was given for secrecy except that
the young people feared the opposition of th.Hr
parents on account of their youth.
When the formal engagement was announced It
was fully approved by the families of both, but as
Miss Van L<iew was only seventeen years old It was
thought they were too young for nn immediate
marriage. Miss Van I.ltw made her debut In so
ciety iast December. She is tho only child of Mr
and Mrs. Heary A. Van L,iew, piesid<nt of the
UUetiiy SJlk Company, director af the Klota
Throwing Company, and treasurer of the Norfolk
Bilk Company and the Oriental Silk Company
W. Dent.«oii Hatch, sr.. is a broker, with offices
In r.road-st.. and bis son Is associated with hirrL
Both are members of the Country Club and th£
rather is a member of the Stock Exchange and th»
l^nlon. Riding. New-York Yacht and Calumet
Miss Van Liew has known her husband since «ht>
NEW-TORK DVULr teicuae. day. STIIKJE 0. l'JU^.
PLATT WANTS ONLY MONEY
XOT TO PRESS CHARGE.
Jerome to Decide To-day Whether
to Take Case to Grand Jury.
"With all th© information from both sides in the
Platt-Ellas case at Us disposal, the District At
torney's office is in a postion to take action to-day
If any evidence of criminality is shown by the in
formation it has acquired. Assistant District At
torney I-ord was in conference with Lyman E.
■\Varren. of John R. Platt's counsel, yesterday af
ternoon at Mr. Warren's house. Last evening Mr.
Warren went to the Ellas house to warn his men
waitin? there to serve tho woman if she should
attempt to go away, to be extremely vigilant.
Mr. Platt's attorney also placed three more men
on the watch, making: five instead of three. Mr.
Warren said h<; had placed th« original complaint
of Mr. Platt before the District Attorney's office
for its further Information, but that he did not
intend to urge a criminal action. "All I am after,"
ho said, "Is the restoration of my client's money.
I have no desire to become a criminal lawyer. 1
have not received any overtures from Brauns, and
do not expect any. I do not wish to have anything
to do with him. and if h» should come to my ofilce
he would not get a cordial receDtion."
Mr. Warren intimated that he did not approve
tho methods pursued by the District Attorney's
office In the case, but would not make any specl
ilcations.
Mr. Jerome did not return from Lakewood last
night, as had been planned. He will be back thia
morning. The June grand jury will be sworn in
to-day, and with the Information obtained on Sat
urday night from th© negress, and the material
given to Mr. Lord by Mr. Warren yesterday, Mr.
Jerome will know whether to present the case to
tha Jury. It has been reported >h.hat a nuniber of
witnesses in this ca*o will bo examined to-day, pre
paratory to an indictment. Of these witnesses
nothing can be learned, and Mr. Brauns. the wom
an's lawyer. Bays that no such witnesses exist.
When Mr. Lord and Mr. Kernochan went to the
Kliaa woman's houso Saturday night, with Mr.
Bratans, it was to examine h«r particularly with
reference to the charges of blackmail in the Platt
complaint. Their questions she answered willingly.
She was not disturbed bj them, apparently. Mr.
Bratms would not say yesterday wlmt her answers
wf-re. but he seemed confident that then was
nothing which would cause him or her any uneasi
ness.
In only one Instance did tho other side seem to
have nny corroborative evitliT.ce, he Falil. Some
one, according to the stories he had beard, a
woman, had approached Isaac S. Platt, John's
brother, threatening exposure. Kven if this were
truo, it could be easily explained. Mr. Brauns said,
as tha attempt of some one, who had hoard of
ri.-ut. trying to "graft" on her own account.
The extra precautions which Mr. Platt's lawyers
had t;;kon to be able tn serve the Injunction order
in the case and the other papers on Mrs. Ellas if
she trjr,i tr» leave town yesterday did not. seem to
worry Mr. Brauns. Just when he will bo :i!>lo to
(lie hia annwer he do*a not know. Of it<= purport,
he is certain. H<-> wilt deny «peoiflo;illy nil the al
legations «if oppression, duress, fraud. coercion or
an) other Influence brought to bear on the old m;ir.
to extort money from him.
"Does it look mu.-h .us if Mrs. F.lias were s Ma.-k
mailer." ho s.ii.l. "when tor these many years ihe
has been depositing money In various bank* In her
own name, buying property In h. r own ruuni and
having mortgages removed. Instead or putting on
mortgages, a;- a blackmailer would <l", to raise
money to run? Mrs. Eli-is 1* liviiiK in her own
house— she *<\pn left Lenox -a to cef to ht-r own
place when thu tMr:K happened. Hh* could have
been out of tiip >untry I<>hk a.«ro. with all tJ.e
money, if .<■!;<■ had h:id any fr.-ir On tho contrary,
she's never even mentioned X"i n R. and I ! •• 1 not
thought of It until the other people suggested It
by their wonderful precautions. My cuent do»-s
not ■ bject ti« the prosecution, but Fho does, to per
secution. If ti..- ordinary i^n:.l method had been
adopted, th.- papers In tho suit could hay« been
served long r ieo."
Barah Holmes, a rr.all In tlio Tnplny of M!."S
Hammond, (in actress In Charles Hawtrey'a c«!ti
pany, told a few additional facts about the Ellas
woman. They were kltlm I •:•■:-. born in r<\-
Joinlnff houses in Philadelphia. Miss Holmes has
not seen Hannah since she -.v.is sixteen years Old.
Tho Ellas woman comes from fntrly well t.i ■!■•
people she saya, who f'-lt her >li.*tcra<-.- keenly.
il<»r grandmother was a white woman who mar
ried a light mulatto. Her mother could hardly
I><" told from .t whits woman, whll- h»-r father was
light, and when she herself was v. t;!rl she pu»»'.d
for white.
CROWD BEATS NEGRO.
Indianapolis Police Have a Hard
Time of It Rescuing Him.
[by Tri,'v;iiArn to tip: tbibuxx.l
napolis. .liit.^ r. -Washinzton-st., from Meri
dian t.> Illinois, v.nt In the bands of an •
mnti for half an hour this morning, nnd r*nrl
Binis, an Inoffensive negro, whs beaten '
or more whites before thn poll-* c> uld rescue him.
Fred Douglass, another colored man, wa
badly beaten l>-cause hn expostulated with the
crowd.
Sims was prir<=!nr along tho "tre^t. whon S White
man «.-ii<i something about his clothes. >\n.* replied
good naturedly to the remark. The white man
knocked him down. ;u;.i then th-> crowd ;• I on
thn negro, beating ;uid kicking him and tramp
big "n him till ho whs nearly d«
"Kill tli« lif-Kro"* was heard on :i!l sides as th«
lnfuriatrt'l whites continued i" beat tha (alien man.
A special dr-tail of police was hurried to the
scf-no. but the whites resisted 'he officers, ami it
was some time before they <■• uld get to the n*»nro
and drag him away from thf» crowd. The men who
had attacked the negro scattered and were lost in
the ci->wd, and no arrests were made.
KILLS HIMSELF ON WEDDING DAY.
Pole Was Angered, It Is Said, at Seeing
Fiancee with Another Man.
Passalc, X. J.. June 5.- Kalman Jeleifsky, of No.
82H Mulberry -St., Newark, Uiiied himself In a Polish
boarding hoi:s<\ in this i-ity. last night His body
was found this morning. Jeleifsky was to marry a
younfj Polish, girl of this city to-day. He came here
last evening, und. it U declared, found her In the
compujiy of another man. When be remonstrated
a quarrel started. J«;l-ilfsky went away, declaring.
It Is nal«i, that he would not be on hand to-day
for the marriage, and would have nothing more to
do with the girl, H<- went to a. boarding houso and
rented a -room. To-day he was found with tho
gas turned on full. It is belluved he committed
suicide.
CITY AROUSED OVER ANTHRAX.
Lynn, Mass., Board of Health Trying to
Blot 0-ut the Disease.
[BT TEI.EUUAPn TO TUB TRIHt'NK.]
Lynn, Mass.. June After years of Inactivity,
the Lynn Hoard of Health has aroused Itself to the
deadly nature of anthrax and to the dangers of an
epidemic of it in t!»e city, and is about to mako an
effort to Btamp out the disease. In three months
thurn have been live deaths ajid in three years
eißhteen h&Ve died from it. bvt as thsj victims wore
all leatherworkers. It was spoken of as an un
fortunate but unnecessary risk that they took.
Tho infection of O. E. Spra£u<\ a financier,
through money passod in by a moroooo leather
wurker, has aroused physicians to the dangers of
the loathsome <li.--,.<t^e, which on ir.vestlKatlon
proved to Uj one that could s^oedily hocome epi
demic, coming- mainly from Imported South Amer
ican goatskins used In th« manufacture of morocco
leather. An Investigation shows that It may also
be carried far and wide by the feet of birds feed
ing on dead bodies or by Insects. Morocoo leather
workers are especially ejsc*ptlble to the diseasa.
as Lynn handles six million imported skins an
nually. Operatives are almost in a state of panic
over the prospect.
NOT TO OPEN CANFIELD CLUB.
Work On Projected Improvements At Sara
toga House Suspended.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THR TRIBUNE.]
Saratoga, N. V.. June s.— lt la highly improbable
that any part of the Richard A. Canneld club
house will be reopened thin season. At one tUna
It was generally understood that th© restaurant
annex, which had been enlarged, would be thrown
open to the public, but it 13 (temi-offlclally an
nounced that the famous clubhouse is to be kept
closed as tightly as a sealed book. Work has been
suspended on many of the projected Improvements
VANDERBILT DIDN'T COME
To-day's Grand Jury Likely to Deal
mth Can field Case.
Although according to the statements give?
out at the house of his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Frederic Neilson, Reginald C. Vanderbilt neither
came to town yesterday, as was expected, nor
was served with any subpoena in the Canfield
gambling case. The June grand jury, to be
sworn to-day, will probably be ca'led on to deal
with the case against Mr. Canfleld. The grand
jury which will be sworn by Judge Newburger
in General Sessions Court will also have to deal
with the poolroom cases.
Reports to the contrary nothwithstanding,
those who have talked with the District At
torney do not believe Mr. Jerome is suspend
ing the calling of witnesses who may know
what occurred in the Forty-fourth-st. gambling
house until the higher court shall give its de
cision on the refusal of Jesse Lewisohn to an
swer certain questions propounded before the
grand jury. The argument on the writ of certi
orari obtained from Justice Dugro will be made
before tht- Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court to-morrow. Should the decision be
against Lewisohn, Alfred Lauterbach. hl3
lawyer, may carry the case to the Court of
Appeals,
Mr. Jerome, however, was quoted recently as
avowing his disbelief that this would be done,
as Mr. Lauterbach would consider such action
to be of no avail. Should Mr. Lauterbach share
this view, Mr. Lauterbach's client would have
no option other than, to purge himself of con
tempt by answering all questions put to him*,
and others would probably follow suit. In this
event the whole matter might be placed before
the next grand Jury, and the many men for
whom subpoenas were issued recently be asked
to hold themselves In immediate readiness.
Tli- se mm include John W. Gates, John A.
Drake, James M. Waterbury, jr., Kl-erhard
F '!><■!•, Barsfield Lavelle, Joseph Israels and
William v. Peck.
As told already in The Tribune. Mr. CanflHd's*
» counsel have denied that he had offered to
plead guilty provided he were merely fined, an
nouncing that he was ready to appear at an
hour's notice whenever wanted. It is intimated
that should he be indicted the contention that
no connection can be shown between Canfleld
and the proprietorship of the Forty-fourth-st.
house will form the principal line of defence.
Mr. Jerome, who is expected back in town from
Lakeville, Conn., this morning, would not die-
CUM 1.i.-u nisht Mr. Vanderbilt's reported move
ments or any phase of the Canneld situation.
Although it v as announced yesterday that Mr.
Vanderbilt, free from any misgivings aa to pro
cess servers on the Sabbath, might pay a flying
visit after •*. a. m., a Tribune reporter w^i« for
mally assured In thf> afternoon that Mr. Vander
bilt had nHtlier :irrtv»-<i nor would arrive that
day. tm and oil throughout the sultry after
noon, however, a loi yclisi patrolman loungf-d
negligently l.y the <tirt> outside Mr. N'eilsnn's
bouse, and two ferret eyed men, in mufti, k>pr
vistil on the pavement, scrutinizing closely ail
Who entered or left the house.
GAYNOR'S SUNDAY VIEWS.
Just What Is "Public" Sport Musi
Be Decided, Justice Declares.
Justice Oaynor, Of the Supreme Court. Brook
lyn, before whom the qurstion of tho legality of
professional baseball pm^s on Sunday is t" coma
this week, spoke lrist night at All Souls' l*rot<S
tant Episcopal drarch, S^vnth-ave. and J'eventh
st.. Frnnkivn. on "Sabbath Observance." In open
ing his address be made It c!enr that his snbjeel
was not •'Sunday Legislation.*' as hn<\ been an
noun •■! and h» irai careftll r:"t to »-xpr«"SS any
legal opinion*. Regarding the present Sunday agl
tatlon the sker -v '.
We have among .s . rtain meddlers nnd notoriety
•„. k« rs about Sunday, who should be Ignored. The
BUbJSCt mum be treated t>v discreel and sensible
people, ••-!..■. l.iiiv mtalsi«r« of lbs Gospel, most of
whom cone under th.it rlotlon.
Justice Oaynor declared that In the Ten Com
nandmenti the prohibition was against "work"
and not sgainsl innocent ezerdses or amusements.
Concernini so-caUsd "blue laws" Justice Qajrnor
■aid;
Tl ■■ Sunday laws passed by our New-England
for i think we mm I i sll t hem
'■'■•'• i f an • Ktreme type. They hnv« been greatly
•i. and have gradaallj yielded to the prog
■ time. 1.-t us !,■•! ridicule them. They
«••■• pAssed I y an earnest, remarkable people.
They s. ::••■■! !!-.;•!. and •••rv-il :i *...»! purpose, ii"
doubt. The • how to pass a Sunday is not
one fur fanaticism.
Aftf-r quoting the law of thu stato in regard to
S'lnii.-iy observance, and placing especial emphasis
<>n the section relating to "public sports," he said:
\f :i man were to open n place and add a public
■how or sport thor.^ on Sunday, and Invited people
to come, and charged admission, he w..ul<J *>*• giv
ing a "public Bport or show" 1 suppose. Now the
worda in the code "otbei itports, exercises w
fihows" ijkc in almost everythlngr, I suppose, you
could think of in U..- way of BDOrtfe TbeSS we sea
all iiroiinii us, bul it puta the \\oi,i "public" to it
.-o that would have t.. ),o denned. In oriier to <]•■'-
termlne whit sport or slow „r K : lmn wa;j violating
this law. Ii N better for nur young people to
amuse themselves openly than in secret places.
PART OF WOMAN IX A BOX.
Find of Aged Fisherman in a Ten
nessee Hirer.
(BY TEI.EIiItArH TO TIIK TRIBUNE.]
Knozville, Term., June :. Part o( the b^dy of a
whiti> woman, backed to pieces and crowded into
a :-'>ui> box, was the grewsoßM catch of an aged
dsherman. Isaac Johnson, this mornlr.gr as ho wua
running his trout line three miles above this city
at the bead of Dickenson's Island. Johnson saw
the bottom of th>- aoap box. anil startrd to scourp
It to us.; In repairing his nab box. lie turned it
over in the water, to ilrul the top covered with a
sack. Ho was horrified when the sack was torn
away and a human thlsh dropped into the river.
He Informed bis neighbors, and the box was
towrd to the bank and th^ coroner summoned. The
coroner h;ul barely returned h.ime when ho r«
ceived a second summons to Michaels Mills, a
short distance above the city, whero two small
boys had found a human head floating in the
river.
The police are working on the mystery, but with
the exception of a row boat found near the soap
box there seems to be no clew. A hand and arm
were later discovered on tho Island.
CITRRAN STILL CONFIDENT.
Says It Will Not Be Necessary, However, to
Call Out the Naval Militia.
There was little to do yesterday for President
Curran of the freight handlers, the members of
the executive committee of the Atlantic Coast
Marina Firemen's Union, with whom he hud been
conferrtnK" all week, having 1 Rone to their homes.
Curran s:Ud that they had all received copies of
the proposed agreement, which they will submit
to th« coast steamship companies along th«i
Atlantic Coast, and he did not exy.ct to know the
result for a day or two. lie Insisted that the strike
of the freight handlers was la good shape. In
reference to the statements of Captain Jacob W.
Miller, general manager of the New- York, New-
Havea and Hartford marine system, at the annual
inspection of the tirst battalion of the naval militia
of tbis State, of which he is commander, that
the naval militia might soon be called out, Pres
ident Curran said:
•'I don't see why it will ever bo necessary to call
them out. ut least so far a« our strike Is concerned.
Captain Miller may have hnd something else In his
mind. Ours is a very orderly striKe. I am proud to
Bay. Then- never was a quieter strike of its kind,
und we will win It."
Captain Miller was out of town yesterday. The
Mott Haven yards showed evidence of hard work
yesterday, und there was not even a vestige of the
blockade which Rave the otiicials so much trouble.
All the towboats were manned, and the union engi
neers did not object to work with the non-union
firemen.
MANGLED BY FAST EXPRESS.
[BY TELUIiHAPH TO TUB THIBL'NE. ]
Saratoga, N. V., June 6.— At the Loughberry Lake
curved embankment of the Delaware and Hudson
Railroad at daybreak to-day was discovered the
mangled body of Jhiues X gpicer, who la believtd
to have been hit by the New- York express,
here at 1:40 a. in. He formerly live.l In New-Tevk.
At U.iJ time of hia death Spleer was connected
ofc ffikmtfirjkv
Store Closes at 5:30 P. M.
Mountains of White
Reinforce the June Sale Today
You might think the great White Sale was starting off, crisp
and new, this morning. The counters are newly filled with the fresh and dainty
garments that are needed by the thousands at this season.
The rivalry among the manufacturers was
most keen this season ; and they produced the
finest array of garments we ever h.°.d to select
from, in their endeavors to secure the enor
mous Wanamaker orders.
The choicest of the choice is here — the
daintiest, the best made, the best fitting, the
most pleasing Muslin Underwear and kindred
garment/ that you ever picked from, at either
regular or special prices. And there are
splendid savings all along the line, whether
in the simplest pieces, or in the charmin
lingerie for the trousseaux of Jnne brides.
And besides — here is the prettiest, th
broadest, the best made assemblage of Dresse
and Underwear for Children and Girls tha
particular mothers ever saw. Hundreds o
women have told us ao. And vet the prices
are far below their regular values as well
Forty styles of Nightgowns
at 38c to $1.75
And other styles, up to $12 v
Forty-six styles of Corset
Covers at 8c to $1.50
And other styles, up to $3.73
Thirty-four styles of Petti
coats at 50c to $3.25
And other styles up to $35
The Children's White sale
Mothers have gone into raptures over these dainty little dresses
and fine, exquisitely made muslin undergarments for babies and children. We have
never had so successful a shoving in any White Sale, in the variety, beauty, or
price of the garments. Makers have met us fairly on the question of giving most
quality for least price.
Room today for just price-ranges:
ntFAXTS 1 hOSQ BIJPB, of cambric and
nainsook, at 2Bc and 4.V.
IXf'AXTS' LONG DRK&SES, of nainsook.
af SL2S and $I.C>O; of nainsook ar.d lawn, at
$1.78 ar.il 51.
MOTH IiCBBAIin DMMBBWB, at 33c.
of cambric; sizes i» months to 2 years; at
45c, Tsc iv r »c. §1. $1.2.".. $1.73. $2 and 53. of
fine nainsook or Permtea lawn, richly
trlninieil with lace and embroidery: sizes G
months to 3 years.
FRENCB WAJBT and OFIMPF DRESS
ES, of One lawn. thre-» styles, at BOe; with
circular y->ke. hemstitched plaits, drawn
work, embroidery <>r insertion. In many
Styles; siz"s - to "> years, at S">c. $1. $1.25.
11.35, J1.50. $1.75. fZ, 92.50 and f&
The Beginning of the Und in
Summer Millinery
Today we begin the final clearing up of our Summer stock of
hats, trimmings and other millinery materials. The occasion presents the splendid
opportunity for women to secure Trimmed Hats of the very latest and most beautiful
styles
At Exactly Half Price.
About two hundred hats were taken from our cases; and about six hundred
more came down — spick-span-new — from our workroom on Saturday. They are
hats that were marked to go on sale at $8 to $-20— they are made of the choicest
and newest materials, and made over the latest models. But today they are priced
at just half the prices they deserve —
Four to Ten Dollars ILach
All the various styles of h.nts are included — for dress, shirt-waist, or outing
wear. And the whole Summer is l>efore you. Second floor. Tenth street.
A Pleiades of
SILK Items
Seven of the most opportune offerings
of Silks that could be imagined — wash
6ilks, black habutais and black taffetas.
All new and perfect, recently purchased
'way undcr-price by us, and turned over
to you the same way:
55c STR.IPED WASH SILKS at 23c
In a variety of choice colorinßS. with neat
white Ftrl|>es. Japanese Habutai Silks,
strong and service ible. fast colors.
75c IMPORTED BLACK TAFFETA at 55c
A very strong and durable black Taffeta,
recommended for wear.
85c 36-Inch BLACK HABUTAI at 65c
Waterproof Mack Ilabutal, full yard wide;
stamped "Impermeable" on the selvage.
IMPORTED BLACK TAFFLTA at 68c
A bright, soft and rich quality, from a
world celebrated maker, at v special price.
$1 NEAT FANCY SILKS at fee
Navy blue and whit© and brown and
white; choice new fancy Silks with white
dota and croaa lines; mostly Taffeta, some
Louisine.
$1 Yard wide BLACK MABUTAI at ?5c
Waterproof finish, bright, strong and long
wearing.
J1.25 Yard-wide GUARANTEED BLACK
TAIFETA at 90c
A staple quality °* 'Hit. from a depend
able manufacturer, "wear guaranteed"
woven In selvage. Rotunda.
JOHN WANAMAKEIL
Formerly A T Stewart & Co
with Otis King's country place. The Maples, at
Wilton, which is In that neighborhood. Splcer was
twenty-four years old and unmarried. Coroner
B. H. McCarty has instituted an Investigation.
ARRIVALS OF BUYERS.
J. N. Adam & Co.. BufTalc. N. T. ; R. Bam«, cloaks
and suits. No. Nl IVhlt«-«t.. .Albert.
Adam Meldrum A Anderson Company. Buffalo. W. T.
Mrs. A. M. Itlcharilßon. waists and muslin underwear. No
2 Walker -St.. Navarro.
Burden, tsmlth & Co.. Maeon. Ga. : A. A. Cotcman. dry
goo.ls. No. 43S Broadway. A»tor.
T. J. Colbert. San Francisco. Cal. ; carpets and uplv.l -
ot«ry SDoda. Karllnxton.
J. O. Correll. Easton, Perm. : drycood*. notions and fur
nlnhtntr roods. Broadway Central.
l>iv«.-3. Fomeroy & Ktowart. Uea4ln«: H. J. Wllcox, Vo.
2 \Valk«r-»t.. Hoffman.
W. H. Elslnser & Co.. S. Paul: A. \V. Mundy. hosiery
•.■•■■.: ladlfs' underwear. Ho'iand.
Kobert Garry * Co.. Montgomery. Ala.; R. Garry dry
(sods, notions nn.l rurr.'.*h»nir ccods. Marlborough "
J. : '. iT...n 4c Co . Chicago; J. Goodman, piece roods.
\V*-lll:ii:ton.
Hens. Kelly & Co., Buffalo; T C. Dooley. dress goods.
sllk». Untr.Ka und white roods. Imperial.
Kaufman Brothers. Plttsbur*: Julius Baer. boy»" eloth
inn. Sa. «4K Broadway. Hoffman.
Ia«i11« a.- Koch Company. Toledo; A. Koch, carpets aa,i
rutrs: A. Koch. dryituodn. A. iilacU. No. 530 Bruadwty
AitMTta
Thirty styles of Drawers at
15c to $1.50
And other styles, up to $4.50
Thirty-one styles of Chemises
at 25c to $2.50
And other styles, up to $3
Twelve styles of Short Petti
coats at 50c to $1.50
And other styles, up to $8.25
CHII.nRF.rS and GIRLS' rXDFRWEAR.
Xijht'ioicns, at 50c and 86c; sixes 2 to 14
years.
Petticoat*, 29c and S.'e. sizes 2 to 10 years; ;
at 50c. t>sc. "Site and $1. sizes up to 16 yean;
In a variety of pretty styles.
Drawers at lSc. 25c. 30c. 3Sc. 45c and 50c.
of cambric and muslin, sizes 2 to 14 years.
In many styles.
Corset Covers at COc to $1. of nainsook;
low neck, sizes 12 to IS year 3.
Body Petticoats, of cambric, sizes 1. 2 and
3 years, at 45c, up to §1.25.
Second floor. Fourth avenue.
Making Ice Cream
In Comfort
There's one ice cream freezer on the
market that does away with the tedious
turn of the crank. And that's the
XXth Century Freezer
It's a marvel of simplicity and
efficiency. You mix your ingredients,
whether ice cream or sherbet, put them
into the freezer, and let them stand.
They come out frozen in a delightfully
smooth, even consistency— the salt doesn't
get in, the mould doesn't get broken in
being taken out.
The indurated fibre bucket is a crre-i*
saver on ice and salt — cold can't get out,
heat can't get in.
Try a XXth Century Freezer this Sum
mer, if the grinding process irks you.
No. t, $Uts; No. 3, $1.50; No. 4,
$1.75; No. 6. tsVflOj freezing from 1 ' _»
quarts to 4 quarts.
Bas< msnt.
BreaJvay. 4th aye.. 9th and 10th sts.
tics r>^f 9hln nL On ' £ C - : MUa M - *">•'•• dora"
tlcs dross jtoniis. slid, ar ,,j velvets \» s . \i rauiiv
McKean. Kllera <% Co . Austtn. T«. ■ a J Eilers do-
O'tJorman Company. Provlcjer.ee P. IN H Studl«v.
nOtl ° nS -iWS
J n. Ptaot 4 Riv... Danburv. Conn • H J T> Plas*.
«~g%? *jg'w ! £ > "^ crwic> - Conn - ; *>*» *«—"•
uSEr*^ &ss??* Com^y- Botoa: S. J. Strau.*
m^n. RothschUa * Co.. Chicago; L. H. Rothschild. Hoff
«iSg*as3 jßr^V^rLgsT"" A1 ~* nd ~ trtth -
SBesTrSsWssT^SsfV 1 >l! "• F. E. Solo-
Starr Dry?oods Company. LouisvlU*. Ky • w smi!
coods. notions «n«l fumish:njci«xxi*, l J. Trouirr.ia. drj -
mooaa. bouom anJ rurnlahlzut aooda. Imo«rl«i.

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