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Interest in Alabama Consolidation
Plans Quickened.
Birmingham. Ala.. March 25.— The return of T. G.
Bush, president of the Alabama Consolidated Coal
anfi Iron Company, to Birmingham this evening
ha« quickened public interest in the progress which
is being made in the proposed merger of the lead
ing coal and iron interests of Alabama. Mr. Bush
points out that in the last four or five weeks of
negotiation the entire business world has been
awakened to the vast possibilities of this region,
and thousands of persons who two months ago
knew little about the iron and steel possibilities of
Alabama now realize that this is indeed to be the
dominant iron and steel centre of the world.
The statement recently widely published that the
companies interested in the proposed combination
have more Iron ore and several times as much
coal as the United States Steel Corporation gave
to a great mass of American people a conception
which, they had never before had of the unbounded
mineral wealth and possibilities of Alabama.
The interest aroused is illustrated in the fact that
"The Philadelphia Press" and "The Chicago Rec
ord-Herald" have sent William B. Curtis to Birming
ham to write a series of article* on this district,
following the comprehensive dispatches along that
line which "The Manufacturers' Record." of Balti
more, recently published. Two or three of the lead
ing monthly magazines and a number of the most
prominent daily papers in the country are also hav
ing prepared comprehensive stories of Alabama and
Its industrial development.
The beginning of this active movement, which
promises such a revolution in the metallurgical in
terests of the world, was made when the Interna
tional Power Company, of New- York, bought a con
trolling interest in the Alabama Consolidated Coal
and Iron Company, and in taking this step inaugu
rated a new era In the Industrial development of
the South. In It* ownership of a control of the
Alabama Consolidated, the International Power
Company has an absolute control of one of the most
important coal and iron properties of the South, al
ready having an iron output exceeding that of the
largest yield which the Southern end of the Re
public Steel and Iron Company has ever had. and
which is now building, out of surplus, funds in its
treasury, as rapidly as possible, by night and day
work, a new furnace, to cost nearly $500,000. which
will still further enlarge its production of iron and
bring about a consequent Increase in Its coal and
coke business.
As illustrating the possibilities of the district,
the Alabama Consolidated la now earning at the
rate of more than 20 per cent on its common stock,
which is considerably more- than 40 per cent on the
price paid by the International Power Company
for its control of the Alabama Consolidated^ com
mon stock, Joseph H. Hoadley, the president of the
International Power Company, acting on the advice
of Mr Bush. Richard H. Edmonds. Editor of "The
Manufacturers' Record." and Thomas P. Grasty,
all of whom have been so long and Intimately
Identified with Southern development, having been
(■mull* enough to secure this company before the
general public had realized the coming supremacy
of the Iron interests of the South.
In this connection, Atwood, Violett & Co.. bank
ers and brokers, of New- York, in their circular let
ter, issued yesterday, referring not only to the
purchase of Alabama Consolidated, but to the
Jar?« operations of Mr. Hoadley in other iron and
«eel companies, said:
Joseph H. Hoadley. who. it Is said by his close
friends, has cleaned up 55.000.000 out of his transac
tions in The stocks of th- Southern coal and iron
companies, will appropriate $1,000,000 to the equip
ment of the Manhattan Transit Company with
motor omnibuses, like those now in use for passen
ger transportation on the streets of London, but with
the motive power produced within the vehicle by
the new Hoadley-Knicht internal combustion en
gine operating a small dynamo.
This Hoadley-Knight internal combustion engine,
the Joint Invention of Mr. Hoadley and "Walter H.
Knight, premises to revolutionize transportation on
land and water. In discussing this In connection
with Mr. Hoadley's mechanical abilities. George B.
Randolph, first vice-president of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad, is said to have remarked in the
Waldorf a few days ago that he regarded Mr. Hoad
ley "as the most brilliant mechanical genius in
America," and the success of the mechanical indus
tries with which he has been Identified, and espe
cially the improvement of the Diesel engine and
the invention of the Hoadley-Knight engine, is
pointed to by his friends as demonstrating the cor
rectness of Mr. Randolph's statement.
The International Power Company has the exclu
sive building contract for Diesel engines In the
United States and Canada. This engine is coming
Into rapid use throughout the country, and the re
euHs of Its operation apparently confirm the state
ment made by Mr. Cramp, vice-president of the
Cramp Shipbuilding Company, a year or so ago.
who, when writing about a Diesel engine which
was operating a portion of the Cramps shipyard.
said: "It is showing an economy of 5 per cent over
the highest type ofsteajn engine," and predicted
that it would revolutionize transportation on land
and possibly by water. Following the development
of the Diesel engine business has come the Hoadley-
Knight internal combustion engine, with broad pat
ents throughout the world cwned by the Interna
tional Power Company.
It is under this system that a new locomotive !»
now being built for the Southern Pacific Railroad,
ebout which there has been such widespread in
terest. This locomotive, which is said to be in no
wise an experiment, since It Is simply a combina
tion of the internal combustion engine, already, a
c^rr.onstrated success, and- of an electric motor,
uses bo email a quantity of oil as fuel that, so far
es the fuel is concerned, it can carry in a small
tank under the locomotive a sufficient supply to
run from New-York to San Francisco without
Ftcppir.g. It is, in fact, a waterless, flreleEs, smoke
less locomotive, and railroad people who have in
vestigated it believe that It marks the greatest ad
vance in railroad transportation which has ever
Ma brought about since the first railroad was
constructed. Carrying no water, the locomotive is
tree from the heavy expense of a water supply, so
burdensome in cost In many ways to the present
iocomctives. It has. In fact, been estimated that
the saving under a. general use of this locomotive
would soon add almost inconceivably to the profit
of every railroad using it. Plans are under way
locking to the securing by the American Locomo
tive Company, of which the International Power
Company is by far the largest stockholder, of the
privilege of doing the actual work of construction
in the building of these locomotives as soon as the
one now being built for the Southern Pacific Rail
road is in actual operation. _ . : > „_.. _„„,
The invention of this Hoadley-Knight Internal
combustion engine, which can be made practically
to double the power of all Internal combustion en
gines, becomes of »u?h Importance in the automo
tile ad autobus Interests that Mr. Hoadley. who
controls the Manhattan Transit Company, with Its
unusual and practically exclusive charter for run
ning autobuses in the streets of New-York, Is quot
ed by Atwood Violett & Co. as preparing to spend
Jl .000.000 immediately in the building of autobuses
to be operated In New- York under the Manhattan
Transit Company charter.
Mr. Bush reports that he has returned to Bir
mingham for a few days In order to award the con
tracts for the building of the new furnace to be
constructed by his company at Gadsden. and to
round up other matters which have awaited his
return; that, with these out of the way. he will
shortly be back m New- York. and expects in the
r.f-ar future to see very great progress made in the
carrying out of the proposed iron merger, but that
in the mean time the Al^wiima. Consolidated is en
larging its own output 01 coal, coke and iron as
rc-pldlv as possible, and it is likely that In the
near future the International Power Company will
be forced by the rapid development of its varied in
terests, controlling as It does bo many large engine
and ordnance plant* in New-England, to establish
a great plant In the Alabama district for the build
ing of its Corliss and Greene- \V heelock engines as
well as for the Diesel engine and the Hoadley
lir.ight engine and locomotive.
Vermilye & Co. announce that the name of the
firm which after March 81. when the present part
nership will expire by limitation, will occupy the
offices at No. 26 Naenau-st.. will be Mackay & Co.
It is understood that the firm to be formed by
"William A. Read, of Vermilye & Co.. will be known
ft* William A. Read & Co.
Max Pam. who Bailed for Italy yesterday on the
Prinzes* Irene, is taking his first vacation In seven
years. He will be abroad about three months, and
expects to epend most of his time in making an
automobile tour on the- Continent. ;-.
for Sore Uhroat,
*lronchiiis t qi-Ve prompt relief.
Sold only in boxes.
Has lAttDyer Arrested — Suing to
Recover Union Pacific Bonds.
Henry J. Robert, a lawyer, of Xo. 132 Nassau-st.,
was nrrosted vrsterday by Deputy Sheriff Terry
on an^-Ser Issued by Justice Dowllng in an action
brought atalnst him by Alfred H. Goslln to re
cover five Union Pacific 4 per cent convertible
coupon bonds which ho alleges he delivered to
Robert on July 6. 1903. for safe keeping, and which
he avers Robert converted to his own use. Robert
grave ball.
The bonds. Goslin declares, are now valued at
$1.3» each, which, with the $400 alleged to have
been collected by Robert on the coupons, makes
his indebtedness $7,300.
A. R. Goslln's chief claim to notoriety has been
his connection with the 620 per cent Franklin Syndi
cate, of which he and Colonel Robert A. Ammon
were the brains. Goslin and Ammon were also as
sociated in the New-York Electrio Brake and
Coupler Company swindle, Beveral years ago. and
various similar enterprises. Goslin was one of the
eleven men indicted by a federal grand jury after
the failure of the E. S. Dean Company in 1897, but
the Indictment against him was dismissed in Oc
tober, 1898, after he had put the federal authorities
in the way of getting such evidence as they needed
for the conviction of Kellogg and other co-dsfend
ants named in the $1,000,000 bankruptcy case against
the American Finance and Mortgage Company, the
offices of which concern, at No. 112 Wall-st., were
raided In July 1903, by the police. Goslin departed
for Europe just before the raid. In July, 1900, Gos
lin was convicted of circulating false rumors about
the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, and was
sentenced to six months in the penitentiary and to
pay a fine of $500.
Henry J. Robert, who has now been attacked by
Goslin. is a lawyer who occupied recently offices
in the same suite with Uppmann & Ruck, who
were Goslln's attorneys in the American Finance
and Mortgage Company case. Robert was vice
president and a member of the finance committee
of the Lteht. Fuel and Power Company of West
Virginia, fn the stock of which a successful corner
was worked last May in the curb market. At the
time Robert denied that Goslin had any interest
whatever in the company, and declared that as far
as he knew the report was baseless that Goslin had
engineered the corner, in which bucket shops Con
solidated Exchange houses and a few Stock Ex
change firms were considerable losers. In June,
1904. Robert was a witness in the American Finance
and Mortgage proceedings, but refused to answer
many of the questions put to him by counsel for
the creditors, on the ground that they concerned
his own private business.
I •
Trust Said To Be Planning to
Restore Old Scale.
Pittsburg. March 25.— Officials of the United
States Steel Corporation are reported to have
completed all plans preparatory to making the
announcement of a sweeping wage increase, to
go into effect on Saturday, April 1. It is said
that the heads of all subsidiary companies of the
corporation a few weeks ago were requested to
furnish estimates of t'ne total amounts neces
sary to accomplish the desired increase and
bring the standard of wages paid steel workers
and other employes to near tho level In force
prior to the deep cut made a year ago. These
estimates were placed in the hands of the exec
utive officials of the corporation the early por
tion of this week and were approved.
The amount of the increase is not known at
present, but it Is stated that, with the exception
of the tonnage men in the steel mills, all em
ployes will receive the full amount of the former
reduction. The total increase for the year will,
it is said, approximate $9,000,000. The advance
will affect thirty thousand workmen in this dis
To Go Ahead with Part of New-York Con
necting Railroad System.
The Pennsylvania Railroad sent a force of en
gineers and laborers to Astoria yesterday to make
soundings and borings for the foundations of the
bridge that Is soon to be built across Ward's and
Randall's Islands and Hell Gate.
This Is part of the system of the New- York Con
necting Railroad, and the action of the company
Indicates that the officials have little doubt about
getting the necessary franchise, whether the
aldermen oppose them or not.
Eastport Man Was Undressing When Caught
— Had Been on a Spree.
Seized with a sudden Idea that it would be a good
thing to jump from the Brooklyn Bridge, a man
who said he was John Collins, of Eastport, Long
Island, and had been on a two weeks' spree, start
ed to carry out his idea !ate yesterday afternoon.
After having torn off his coat, waistcoat and collar
and necktie he was grabbed by two policemen.
Collins rode on to the bride on a truck, and when
he was a short distance from the Brooklyn tower
he said: "Well, I guess I might as well Jump now
as any other time," and jumped to the roadway,
ran to the railing and began to pun off his clothes.
Dealers Will Sell for Two Months at 65
Cents a Ton Less.
In order to give the users of anthracite coal an
opportunity to lay in a supply (or next winter, and
at the same time take advantage of the 60 cents re
duction in the wholesale price made by tho coal
operators, to take effect April 1, the retail coal mer
chants of Manhattan and The Bronx have decided
to make a reduction in the retail price of 60 cents a
ton. beginning April 1. This will make the retail
price $5 85 a ton instead of $6 50, as at present, while
the wholesale price will be $4 50 Instead, of $5.
The price of $5 SB will remain in force April and
May. From Juno 1, as in the case of the operators,
there will be an increase of 10 cents a ton a month,
until September 1. when the price will be $t> 25,
while, at the same tim*. the wholesale price will tie
$5. This is the same price as charged by the retail
ers last winter until the heavy snowstorms.
Bryan and Parker Use 'Phone Between
Chicago and New- York.
Between the Jefferson Day dinner in Chicago and
a similar dinner here the Democrats are having a
great time. First ex-Mayor Van Wyck came along
and offered to bet $5,00«> that the New- York dinner
would eclipse the Chicago function. As the paper
goes to preps the bet is uncovered, although Brian
G. Hughes was seen in close consultation with n
well known counterfeiter and it Is believed he is
planning a hoax to cover the bet with bogus money.
The next step announced is a sort of inter
changeable speech arrangement. Plans— this is to
be taken with reservation, as it is not Mfielally con
firmed — are being made to place telephone wireß
between the clubp. William J. Bryan is to talk In
a telephone in Chicago and have It reproduced at
this end through a megaphone. "Why by wire."
asked a curious Democrat. "Just let him talk. He
could be heard." On the other hand, Alton B.
Parker is to talk in the receiver here and his voice
1b to be reproduced through a megaphone in Chi
The promoters of the two dinners are promising
other and novel features later.
They Object to Eeing Classed with Peddlers
and Licensed Persons.
The journeymen barbers of New- York, who fe<-l
that a slight has b?eji put on them by ■ hill pend
ing In the legislature by which every one working
at th*» trade mußt pay $1 every year for a license,
called a mass meeting of Journeymen barbers yes
terdny. to be held this evening In Teutonia Hall,
gd-ave.. near 16th-ct., to protest agnlnst the bill.
The slight, they say, is not so much the paltry
payment of a dollar a year as that the bill appears
to classify barbers with nailers, who have to tnke.
out a yearly license, whtreas barbers are nrti.-ta.
Phyricians and dentist* jay a dollar for a license
when they begin practising and have nut to t;ike
out a license every y-ar.
In tiie old dayw. when blood letting was a cure
for everything, barbers were also surgeons and
could legally be called to let blood, whereas they
can do so now only by accident when shaving cub
tomers Hence they should be classed with pnyal
clans end dentists, they say, in tlie v.ay of lloen«-
n &cldentaJly. the meeting to-day wll] start an agl
tatlon for an amendment to the Sunday dot-Ing
law by which barber shops wll! be closed all day,
instead of at 1 v. ni.
'""pHE walls of your country house deserve attention
■*■ this Spring.
Our stock of novelties especially designed for the
summer cottage has never been more complete. No<w
is the time to look it over, while there is the widest
range for selection.
Night light is hard on many wall papers. Disap
pointment often follows a selection made under but one
light. At our store there is a special room where you
can see the paper of your choice as it will appear under
artificial light.
Just as we have a style to suit every taste, we have
a price to suit every pocketbook.
; For the Drawing Room. For the Dining Room and Library.
Self-toned c Da.'na.sk and Brocatette silk Forest and fruit Tapestries, Burlap
effects. Louis XVI. Rococo, Moires 'with a.nd Fabric effects. Heraldic, Colonial and
panel borders, Soirettes. etc. Modern Art papers.
25c, 30c., 50c. to $7.03 per roll. Jsc., 25c, 35c. to $5.00 per roll.
For the Bedroom. For the Hall.
Creionne, Chintz and Dresden effects. Oriental and Verdure Tapestries, self
silk and floral stripes and papers reproduc- toned papers. Colonial strives. Imitation
ma all the natural flowers. Leathers, plain and print*d_ Veloutines, etc.
10c. 15c, 25c to $3.00 per roll. IBc, 25c, 40c to $5.00 per roll.
We invite particular attention to " Lin-o-wall," the new im
ported relief decoration, shown in a variety of designs and colors
and sold at a moderate price.
BROADWAY AT 19th si.
Children's Outfitting.
For the Complete, Satisfactory and Economical
Outfitting of Children, we offer certain inducements
which never fail to be appreciated by those who
once understand them.
Not the Originality that trespasses in the
slightest upon Good Taste or Correct Style, but
rather that which illustrates and emphasizes both.
Seen in every department —
If you're thinking of a Prince Albert for Easter, think of Arnheim.
We're building an unusual Frock coat and vest ( lined and faced with
silk) for $25. The proper trousers (of English striped worsted) to go
with 'em, $6.
A wide-wale grey diagonal is the "properest" top coat fabric. We're,
making lots of 'em. Lined throughout with silk and tailored the best we
know how, for $25.
Let us send you samples and fashion book.
John Calmus Confesses to Four Re
cent Jobs — More Suspected.
John Calmup. -who was arrestrd on suspicion
Friday night of being responsible for numerous
hotel robberies, 'ias confessed to being the per
petrator of at least four, and the police sus
pect him of being guilty of several more. To
Acting Inspector O'Brien he confessed the fol
February 13, Manhattan Square Hotel, dia
monds and jewelry, valued at $900, from Airs.
Marrh 11. Hotel Flanders, $1,250 In diamonds
and jewelry, belonging to A. T. Tenney.
March 112, Hotel St. Andrews, diamonds and
jewelry, valued at $1,000, belonging to J. W.
March 12. Hotel Gallatin, diamonds and jew
elry, valued at $500. belonging to Mrs. C. Wil
In addition to thepe, Calmus said he had
"takpn pome stuff" from the New-Amsterdam
Hotel some time ago. At the New- Amsterdam
it was learned that a man named Norton, now
in the Bahamas, had been robbed of a consid
erable sum some months ago, but the exact
amount had been forgotten.
Two suit cases belonging to Calmus were
fcund by Central Office men in the Gilsey House.
In them was an elaborate kit of burglar's tools.
Mrs. Kochberger. who lost jewelry valued at
|2,000 in the Manhattan Square Hotel robbery,
visited the court, accompanied by several hotel
detectives, who hoped to identify Calmus as the
man who had robbed guests of their respective
Calmus is a stenographer, about twenty-on«*
jrean old. He gave his address as N'n. 1,226
Spring Garden-st., Philadelphia. H Li also
known as J. T. Standing and Howard Berry, hut
which of his names is the right one, if any, the
police do not know.
Patrick Twomey. n track walker, arrested on
Friday night charged with kicking a dog from
the elevated tracks to the htreet. was honorably
discharged in the Harlem court yesterday by Mng-
Ictrate Mayo. Twomey so'rl that l>e had tried to
save the aninml from being run down, but thit it
had fallen.
Pittsburg, March 25. -The Standard Oil Company
to-day made a reduction of three cents In the
higher grades of crude oil and two cents In the
lower grades. The quotations follow:
Pennsylvania, 1W; Tlonn. 151; Corning. 103; New-
Cabell. in. North Lima, 91 South
■ Indiana. . a ;:.l Rasland. 63.
One of these inducements is Originality.
Hats, Boys' Clothing, Shoes,
Girls' Millinery and Suits.
60-62 West 23d Street.
Broadway & 9tK.
La Grecque
Tailored Underwear
Combination garments exquisitely manufact
ured, fit and hang like a well tailored gown
without disfiguring fullness at waist line or hips.
Thinnest of dress may be worn over them with
un wrinkled, glove-like fit; chic, fluffy fullness at
the knees giving ample freedom in walking.
Edgings and Insertions of daintiest new laces.
These garments made in soft clinging Nain
sook, Linen, Cambric or Silk, appeal to women
of taste.
The coolest, most comfortable garment worn.
Price $2.00 up.
Van Orden Corset Co.
1504 Chestnut St.. . 28 Wert 23d St..
Philadelphia. New York.
Plaintiff Says She Neglected Coal Hole in.
Front of Her Home.
John E. Simpson baa begun suit against Miss
Amelia Blngham for $450. an damages for injuries
received from falling through a coal hole In front
of the actress home. NO. 40 East 31st-st. The
plaintiff says the cover of the coal hole save way
and that he fell through, spraining and bruising
Ms left l*jr. He declares Miss Blngham was neg
ligent In allowing the coal hole cover to be In an
unsafe condition.
ore enuring- more Diimrrnut every day; 43 per cent in
rrrauc In February, 1903, compare*! with February,
I. Altmatt $c £0.
THE Spring and Summer stocks, which are now offered
\ in completed form, represent the most desirable new
productions in fine Dress Fabrics, Laces and Garni
tures, suitable for the coming season, and include selections
of Women's and Misses* Apparel, embodying the most
recent fashions, here and abroad, in articles of attire of every
of Hand-Embroidered Linen and Cotton Fabric*.
(Department on Second Floor.)
The collection of Summer Dresses for Women which is now
shown is exceptionally interesting, including a numbet
of Hand-made and Hand-embroidered Gowns. -.^HS /
Pompadour and Embroidered effects are offered ia New
Model Dresses of Broche Chiffon Mull, Tissue, Gauze *
Rave, Messaline and also Embroidered Batiste ,- *«
Frocks, effectively trimmed with lace, m\i%>^. \
Paris Model Dresses are shown in delicate materials, such
as Handkerchief Linen hand-embroidered, or with !
embroidered eyelet design; Plumetis, Dotted
.- a and Figured Muslin, Net. Lace and Mull;
And also Coat Suits in long and short lengths, and Separata
Skirts of Linen, Pique, Cotton Rep and Poplinettc —
Assortments of the seasonable Rough Dress Silks, Burlinghim
and Rajah, are now on sale in a range of colors
which include over Sixty-five shades. ._ \
including Paris Models.
(Department on Second Floor.)
Displayed in the department for Tea Gowns and House Robes
are unusually attractive garments for wear on
various informal occasions at home
Louis Quinze, Directoire and Empire Tea Gowns and
i^ Negligees are shown in such fabrics as ... _.-.'
Hand-embroidered Crepe de Chine, Corah and Silk
Finished Organdie; Pompadour Taffetas, Net and
'i Ninon; Plain, Striped and Checked Voiles;
"j. Radium Silk; All-over Blonde Lace and
Broche Grenadine and Crystalline, also
selected designs in Tea Gowns of Lierre Lace combined with
Bruges; and of Renaissance Lace, combined
with Hand-embroidered Net.
Advance styles are offered in Wilton and other Domestic
Carpet Rugs, and a number of Novelties in Rugs, ■"" *
suitable for Summer Cottages. .^t *i£
Among the latter are Homespuns .in delicate colorings;
Art Squares and exclusive novelties in Mazoork
Rugs for the Veranda.
Washable Cotton Rugs for the Bath Room are also shown
in appropriate colorings.
H. Altman & (En*
will hold a Special Sale on Monday. March 27th, of
$4.50 and $6.75 per Pair.
Upholstery Department, Third Floor.
nineteenth Street and Sixth Avenue, new York.

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