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LV. * JL/.X.Y •'-•^i " 21.35T nv^ To-day, nhowon and thnndfr otorms.
■ m <w * * To-morrow, fair, fr<*h Routhwe«t to west winds.
TITF, MAYOR IX TnE REVTETVING STAND.
SUICIDE IN THE IMPERIAL.
WOMAN AN OCTOROON.
Jl'i< : :. of Chicago Broker — Act
ribed to Love Affair.
of Mr?. J. w. Gray, of New
■:■ own hand, at the
i
i.
pon.
Mrs. Gray, who was the widow of a wealthy
Chicago broker, is supposed to have nmitted
suicide because she had been deserted by a man
who had registertd at the hotel as her hus
band and had lived there with her.
One cf three letters left by the woman was
addressed to Charles H. Stoneham, No. -14
Broadway. Another was addressed to lharlie,
Sweetheart.** On the backs of two igrapha
found among: other letters was written "Charles
H. Stoneham."
At No. 44 Broadway it was said that Charles
H. Stoneham was in business with a man named
Bamberger, under the ;irm name of O. P. Jonas
eon & Co., as mining brokers. It was said that
Stoneham and Bambergef were formerly clerks
ln the employ of Graham & Co.. mining brokers,
who went out of business a few weeks ago. Em
ployes of tfie firm said they understood Stone
am was a married man and lived in Jersey
City. One of the clerks said that Stoneham had
been much affected by the drowning of his three
•'ear-old son in the canal in Jersey City. The
toy was buried a week ago yesterday.
J. J. Bamberger, Stoneham's partner, denied
any know:- fee that Stoneham had known Mrs.
Gray, lie said his partner was a married man
end had recently lost & son by drowning. He
cald he had once seen Mrs. Gray, but would not
Bay where or under what circumstances.
At No. 82 West <10th-sl. Mrs. Grace Sanford.
>who said she knew Mrs. Gray very well, ex
plained the tragedy. She said:
Mrs. Gray lived here last fall and some of tho
■winter. Her husband died o:i May 2 last year in
JCew-Orleans. He was a wealthy <;hioaji?o man, and
.aftor his death Mrs. Gray came to Nor.-- York an.l
look apartments with me. She came hero in July
end stayed until some time afl« r Thanksgiving
She mot Charles Stoneham in the early falL Ho
Is a wealthy Jersey Ciiy man, married and with a
family. A i>w days ago a little son of his was
drowned, and after the son's death h<- determined
to g-ive up Mrs. Gray and live a better life. He
called her up and told her so.
70rs. Gray had telephoned him before
that, an.i tince then, aii.i b.?g,^-d him to come back,
rut Ms bettor nature assr-rt< d itself find he refused.
During the wir.t*»r she called him up repeatedly
also, and generally he refused to com<* to see her.
Fhe would say. "I'll kill myself if you lon't." 1
then had to go to the telephone my^tlf and beg
him to call to save a tragedy. It finally became so
fearful and the cqu»le became so friendly that 1
had to aek Mrs. Gray to leave. She Cid so. and
finally put up at the Hotel Imperial. They v.-ere
then reconciled, and. as far as I know, have been
happy sine*?, hut 1 know that slie frequently threat
ened suicide to keep him. Mr?. Gray was a very
wealthy woman. The whole cause of he r death war
her exceeding infatuation for Stoneham. Sh<* was
self-supporting, had entree to good society and hail
unlimited credit at ail the large restaurants and
hotels, and was known as "good pay."
• I am Informed that she has left a public letter, in
which she :«! snid to leave her Jewelry and money
to a "colored girl," named Olivia Parker, ln New-
Orleans. As a matter of fact. 1 know this girl is
Jier sister. Mrs. Gray was a light mulatto, or pos
sibly an octoroon.
He admitted that Mrs. Stoneham had called
»t his office. He said that she had read
the story of tho shooting in the newspapers, and
hurried to New- York to try to keep her husband
from going to the hospital, where Mrs. Gray
had been taken. She became hysterical, and it
was with difficulty that she was quieted. She
finally decided to stick by her husband. She
left the offices at 12:.'J0 o'clock with a friend to
jr.e'-t her husband. Where he was Mr. I imber
frer refused to say.
Stoneham returned to his home. No. S3 Clerk
et., Jersey City, about 8:30 o'clock last night. He
denied that he knew Mrs. Gray or had ever
heard" of her. He said she might possibly have
been one of the New-Orlear.s customers of his
firm, but he did not remember her name. Stone
ham's son was drowiled on April 2."», and he did
not leave the house again until last Monday, it
Is said. Mrs. Stoneham thought some of his
c.c; had b?e:i making use of her husband's
r.zrnc.
Mrs. Stoneham fainted when informed that
Mrs. Gray had shot herself and left a letter ad
dressed to a Mr. Stoneham. She said she did
r.ot believe her husband had been improperly
Intimate with any woman. Since the drowning
of his bey. who was his son by n former wife, he
te ha.d been despondent.
||i» the letter uddressed. to "Charles, Sweet
eJwmi," the following appeared:
i^llow ran you treat mo in this way? What have 1
done? 1 am half crazy at y.jur treatment <;f me. I
went out iHs morning, walked about until my feet
SB w«-!l -<xf my h"art were sore, at the cross way
you talked to me- over the telephone. Your promise
h not kept with i.c How 1 love you. I love you so
much and to tliirik I have to go and leave you.
Tt. - 'rr.orning, when I flmt got up. 1 thought I
would kill myself the first thine, and Hen I said I
would try again. And when you spoke so cross
over the telephone J went right out and bought the
revolver. I do not know t-v.-n now how 1 will bay«
thft courage to kill myself, for I was raised in a
convent, with the go<.d nuns, an.l my religion UOf-s
not believe in such things. 1 only made but one
mistake, if. in<W-d, you call it a misuike. - ■ \ hat
little I fcav* after my bills are paid. I wish to be
cent to Olivia Parker. No. 1,83 St. Anorr.. s-st.,
N'ew-Orlean*. I with Ethel French, the maid on
thle floor, to have anything she may desire of
mine.
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CuDlluuf-tl OB Mroud iiuK'-
Advertisers in the tbibcxe
O«ed 1.19J more column* in first '' "'" month, " f 1905
than la corretyondlns iii-<mi". uf IM*. Tlier* 1» i« rea
se* for ereiytnijif— u tvwi ou* in tUU Jastaac*.
v-v -— j— * - . .-..■ .
PRESI DENT'S HUNT ENDS.
PARTY GOT TEX BEARS.
'Roosevelt Expresses Appreciation of
Colorado at Dinner.
Glenwood Springs. CoL, May 6.— Rising at 6*50
o'clock this morning In a wild mountain camp,
sixteen miles from Newcastle. President Roose
velt to-day rode In the saddle thirty miles to
Glenwood Springs, where ho arrived at .'MO
o'clock this afternoon. H.^ visited the hot mpor
baths and had luncheon in his apartments, took
part in a oublic me and made an ad
•o the villagers, had dinner with a few
this <. /enlng, worked with Secretary
Loeb on important letters and affairs ol
and retired at .-.n early hour to-night. 11c will
Pass a . -i. ■ ■ ■ Colorado on Pun
day and win start for Washington at 5
morning.
The horseback ride from the camp «.n West
Divide Creek to Glenwood Springs waa made by
the President, Dr. Alexander Lambert, of New-
York; P. }3 Stewart, of Colorado Springs, and
Elmer Chapman, the President's courier. About
two hours behind them came the pack train of
twenty horses, thirty dogs and the camping out
fit The train v. . John Goff, Jake
Borah an.; Brick Wells. The ride of the Presi
dent's party was uneventful. The roads
muddy, and the members of the party were
red with mire. Several stops were mi de
co that the President might shake hands with
the families of ranchers living along the route,
and, as the party neared Glenwood Springs, Mr.
Roosevelt and his friends posed for a number
of photographs. Nearly the entire, pojmlatl .n
of Glepwood Spring's turned out to greet the
President. As soon as h& dismounted the Presi
dent's salute of twenty-one guns was fired. The
President passed into the hotel at once, and the
people went away, as it was announced that all
would have an opportunity to see and hear him
later.
DR. M'ALESTER BADLY HURT.
The pack train was the cause of a serious ac
cident about a mile- from the hotel. ]">r. R. K.
McAlester. of New-York, who has been at Colo
rado Springs for the benefit of his health, was
driving a fractious horse, which became un
manageable when it saw the train and the dogs.
loctor's vehicle was overturned, and he
d a compound fracture of the left thigh.
Word was sent to the hotel, and Dr. Lambert,
the President's physician, rc-pponded. He treat
ed the injured man as best he could and ordered
him brought to the hotel, where a local physician
took charge of the case No .'her occasion has
during the hunt for Dr. Lambert to use
surgical Instruments or medicine.
The President and the members of his party
have enjoyed the best of health. Mr. Roosevelt
got the rest he needed and says he r: »ver felt
better in his life. His face is tanned almost to
a bronze hue.
The hunt has been remarkably successful, con
sidering the fact that the party had less than
one week of good weather. The remainder of
the time they were in the mountains the hunters
were huddled around camp fires, tr;
away from the severe storms that made life ln
the wilds anything but pleasant From Monday
until Friday night of this week rain or snow,
and sometimes both, fell continuously In the
West Divide Creek country. The moisture froze
on the trails and made them impassable n
the time. Regardless of conditions, the hunters
went out yesterday, and several bobcats were
I. All of them pot away except one, and
it was killed by the dogs. Not a shot was fired
by the hunters this week.
As late as 11 o'clock last night the party had
of getting on a trail of a grizzly bear to
day. At midnight it began to rain again, and
the party determined to get up early to ride to
Glenwood Springs. It was thought useless to
spend the day in the mountains under such
weather conditions.
Ten bears and four bobcats or lynx were taken
by the party In the fortnight's hunt Of the
bears killed the President shot four and Dr.
Lambert the others, most or which were small,
and Lambert's half dosen pelts were referred to
by the President as "Lambert's dolly set." The
skins secured by the President are large and
• me. Dr. Lambert yot one tine skin. All
the pelts are at the shop of a taxidermist, who
has the skins cured, ready for the tanner. When
the tanning has been completed the Bklns will
..anted as rugs. The mounting will be
plain, without felted edging. All tfa
be made up with open mouth and •>■
: for the beads is of pa] te with
natural looking teeth of enamelled n
Th- President's greeting to the i pie of
Glenw ■ 8 s took pis
court <>f the Hotel ■ itators
on the ground below. Mayor Parkinson
introduced the Chief Executive crowd
i. After a moment the President I
ak. His address was short, but he told
i ... ]„- iple how much [< irado,
an( j ji: ■ national irrigation i
well as private ■ il< thanked thf
citiz-M- for permitting hi 1 :, to enjoy a I
vacation. He aaid he lik< much,
c found that "the bears are all right, both
i:: Quantity and In qu i
TMs is s ■ ; brase the Pn
.n speaking of children, and Iti
i,. the bears created mu< ment The
Presides! apologised J'"" the shortness of l■:.l ■:.-
( onllnut-d on wro.nt page.
Dyspepsia, constipation, liver and stomach troubles
cured by Bohn's Laxatives.— Ad vu
NEW-YQBK. SUNDAY. MAY 7, 1905. -SIXTY PAGES.
ANNUAL PARADE OF THE CITY'S POLICE FORCE.
. 'THE PARADE PAKSTXO CITY TTAT.L PABK.
THE ST. LOUIS LUNCHED.
Protected Cruiser Successfully Takes
the Water at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. May 6. The protected cruiser
St. Louts was bu launched late to-day
at the Neafle & Levy shipyard. Miss illadys
Bryan Smith, of St. Louis, acted as sponsor, as-
Bisted by Miss Mary S. Wright and Miss Re-
Reeves Van Lennep, maids of honor. Miss
.Smith is a mem bee of the class of '(X of Mary
Institute. St. Louis, and was selected by Mayor
Rolla Wells of -St. Louis to name the vessel.
James E. Smith, her father, was special com
missioner rf the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
to Japan.
Following the launching, tho JVpeciaJJy. ir\Ue>4
guests were entertained at a dinner at whien
Mayor Wells briefly responded to "The Senti
ment in the City of St. Louis."
The St. Louis is a sister ship of the Milwaukee,
now building at San Francisco, and the Charles
ton, in course of construction at Newport News.
Both of these cruisers have been launched. The
vessels are virtually armored cruisers. With
the launching of the St. Louis a new record
will be established in naval construction here,
as the warship has attained a higher state of
completion previous to launching than any
Bimilar vessel built in an Eastern shipyard. The
St. Louis is 77 per cent completed. Her con
tract requires her to be able to make twenty
two knots an hour for sbc consecutive hours.
Her keel plates were laid on May 0, 1900.
The dimensions of tLe B1 Louis are 424 feet
in length, 22 feet (> inches dr-tught, extreme
beam (5U feet, displacement 'J, 700 tons, about 4,00 •
ions lighter than the Pennsylvania and Colo
rado and nearly 5,000 tons lighter than the Ten
nessee and Washington.
Utr main battery will lx fourteen 0-inch
rapid fire breech loading rilles; secondary bat
tery, eighteen 3-inch rapid fire guns, twelve 3
pounders, four 1-pounder automatics, eight I
pounder rapi<: fire guns and ten of smaller cali
bre. Her main belt armor will be 4-inch Har
veyized steel.
RISKS LIFE FOR HORSE.
Mrs. Homer Cummings Restrained
from Seizing Lire Wire.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE Tlunr.VK.]
Stamford, Conn.. May 6. .Mrs. Homer Cum
mint:?, daughter of James D. Smith, formerly
commodore of the N< w-Tork Yacht Club, and
wife of the Derao ratli N mal Committeeman,
was severely shocked here to-day by an electric
current in her efforts to save a favorite horse
from being: killed. As Mrs. Cummings and Miss
Sammis were driving to the station in a trap to
meet Edward Barrows, an English tenor, who is
a guest at Linden Lodge, the horse stepped
on a live guy wire pulled down by a passing
car. Miss Sammis Jumped and Mrs. Cummings
got out and tried to drag the horse away from
the wire.
Mrs. Cummings was about to seize th-- wire
and pull it away from the animal when John
Wendle slipped out of the crowd and restrained
her. She directed the employes of the el
road in their efforts to get the horse up. In her
solicitude for the animal she grasped the brass
mounted harness half a dozen times and was
shocked. Her hands were humed, but she did
not desist until the horse was freed from the
grasp of the current. The animal, a valuable
brown stallion, the pride of Mr. Smith's stable,
ladly injured that it is feared he may
have to be kill*
BIG DRY DOCK DOXE.
Immense Floating Structure Will Be
Towed t" the Philippines.
|BY TELECHAPH TO THE TSIBUXS.]
Baltimore, Mas 0 The largest floating dry
ln the world has just been completed at
i!..- Maryli ' yards for tl..- United
government, and it will be towel 14.<mh»
Ilippinea. Four hundred men
have been employed two months cleaning and
painting the 1,500,000 square f«-et of steel plates.
When the do< X is launched next month it will t>e
to Patuzeni River, where tents will be
tlesbip In Urn contract !t
is stipulate; the dock shall lift a 16,000-too bat
tleship. The dock weighs 11, ' KM tons and cost
f 1,124,000.
THE EXTRA SESSION.
Legislature to Meet on June 12, It
Is Said.
ißt TF.I.&IHAPH TO THE TKIPfNE.)
Albany, May 6. — It waa reported on pood au
thority to-night that Jun>- 12 had been selected
as thf- date for the opening of the extra session
of the legislature, which Governor Higgins is
to cji!l to dispose of thf case of Justice Warren
B. Hooker. It is believed that this extra session
will last for four or five weeks. It was also ru
mored to-night that ex-Governor Frnnk S: Black
would be associated with the present counsel of
Justice Hooker, which includes ex-Justice Good
rich, John B. Staiichfteld anl L«v* -is K. Carr.
There Is reason to believe that Governor Hig
gins will also Include in his call the authoriza
tion of a commission appointed In part from the
Assembly, In part from the Senate and in part
*from civil life, to examine the question of State
taxation and report to the next t-.-gislature. A
bill for this purpose was introduced at the ses
sion which has Just closed and lose in the excite
ment and pressure of the last few days.
PARDOXXER'S SOX KILLED.
Beet Sugar President's Boy Run
Dozen by an Automobile.
Wilson I'anl inner, the twelve-year-old son of
\\ . s. Pardonner, president of the American
Beet Sugar Company, who lives at Cropsey and
I'lst ay .-.. Bensonhurst, was run down and
killed by an automobile In Dyker Meadow Park
yesterday afternoon. Andrew Gromel,*the driver
of the machine, picked up the unconscious form
of the boy and ran at full speed to a doctor's
office :» mile away, hut the boy died before the
• •■'..
The boy was an only son. He was on the bay
Bide of the bridge over the meadow. He started
to cross to the other side just as a big auto
mobile swung on the bridge. He was struck
squarely and thrown twenty f<
. Gromel is employed as driver by Frank A.
Slocum. a real estate dealer at 23d-ave. and
Mst-st., Dyker Heights. He was arrested aj,d
: up in the Port Hamilton station. He
said t!ir> accident was unavoidable. Mr. Pardon
•l ether members of the family were too
much prostrated to talk of the accident last
night.
CANADIAN BROKERS ANXIOUS-
The Ottawa Government Discussing Plan to
Tax Stock Transactions.
[rsy TEL9ORAPH TO THE TKtruvi:.!
Toronto. May (>. - A tax, similar to that cf
New- York State, on stock securities sold or
transferred is under consideration by the On
tario government with a view to its adoption
Thi suggestion reached Ontario by way
of the Quebec government, which is likely to
adopt legislation of that character for-Mon
treal. Colonel Mathleson, treasurer of this
province, said to-day he was of the opinion thai
the lneal governments had no authority to im
ich a tax. Correspondence is now goin
on between the Quebec and Ontario governments
■■■•■■ ■ nmenl on the subject and
the outcome Is awaited with much concern by
brokers of i his city.
A CANCER INDUCED BY X-RAYS.
Experimenter's Hands Suffer Severely from
the Effect 3 of Exposure.
[BY TSX.EQKAPB TO THE TBIBUXB.]
Baltimore. May B.— Dr. K. A. C< Iman, of Boston,
In a discussion of the X-ray in surgery, has re
ported to the Johns Hopkins Medical Society a case
in Boston of cancer In the ring linger of a patient,
the result of ulceratlon from an X-ray burn. Some
remarkable experiments with the X-ray have been
made at »ohns Hopkins under the direction of
I>r. Frederick Baetjer. and his bands show the
(•fleet. They are seamed with gashes and he has
lost practically every finger and thumb nail. The
skln on his hands Is dry and looks dead and the
tips of the fingers are of a dark yellowish tint.
MRS. BALLINGTON BOOTH ILL.
No Cause for Serious Alarm, Declares Her
Husband in a Statement.
Montclair, X. J.. May 6 (Spoci.il).— l,ate this after
noon it was reported here that Mrs. Rallington
Booth was in a dying condition at her home. No.
IS2 South Mountain-aye.. Montclalr. General Bal
lington Booth, her husoand, gave out the following
statement Uh-nlght:
Mrs. Booth's condition has been greatly exae
gerated. Although her temperature was IC2 Vet
teritay, our family physician. Dr. Richard C New
ton, has assurtd me that th« is no cause for t»rl
mis alarm. Mrs, Jiooth was to have spoken at the
MomiriKSide Presbyterian Churvh in Pittsburir i,;
morrow, but her illness will prevent her eplng
the engagement. Her illnesa is a severe attack or
tne %r\y Bne ia the third member of my family to
ti™ if"" 1 , al I! - Pre^nt time. This is the first
'!."•• Mrs. Booth has been unable to kct-p an en
fcacement ln ten years. . a
ICopjrrUht. lfiO6. by T5» Trlbun. AuocUUon.]
MAYOR M-CLFLT.AX PTXXINo" MEDALS OF HONOB OX THF. RRF. XSTS OF
THE POLICEMEN.
PLOI AGAINST BRAZIL
INSURRECTION PLANNED.
Widespread Conspiracy Disclosed by
an Arrest in Madrid.
Madrid, May o.— Sarrion de Herrera. former
Klng-at-Arms of the Spanish Court, has been
arrested at the Instance of the Brazilian Min
ister .here on the charge of conspiring with
others against the government of Brazil A
search of the home of Sefior de Herrera resulted
in the discovery of a number of commissions
for officers who were to organize an army In
the State of Cunanl. The commissions bore the
stamp of that State. The Brazilian Minister
confirms the discovery of the plot.
The captured documents show that the plot
was financed by a committee, with headquarters
•in London, which had long been work. for
the Independence of the Cunani territory. This
territory is between the northern frontier of
Brazil and French Guiana. It is said that the
committee, with a view to controlling the goM
mines of Cunani, had been organizing an in
surrection and had recruited men in England,
France and Spain, who were represented as
colonists, but who in reality were intended
eventually to become soldiers.
Papers taken from De Herrera's house show
that the organization of the insurrection was
proceeding_,on a large scale, and that nearly
four thousand men ha 1 already been recruited
in England, four thousand in France and four
thousand In Spain, among the last being In
cluded man." Spanish, ves«TV« ; offlcejs, me of
*whom are actually v ser\-frig as- active officers/ A
former . revolutionary Spanish captain who
headed the rising in Badajos in 18S3 holds a
commission as colonel In the future army of
Cunani, and it is said that he is already re
ceiving pay through an English banking house
at which funds are deposited.
De Herrera styled himself Minister Plenipo
tentiary of Spain for the State of Cunani. The
Erazillan government learned of the affair and
communicated with Its Minister at Madrid. The
Spanish authorities were informed. They acted
promptly and the arrest of De Herrera followed.
THINKS CARNEGIE ERRS.
Public School Teachers More
Worthy, Sans Williams President.
Dr. Henry Ho;. kins, president of V,"-.:
College, in an address at the
•ring of the New-Jersey H
Teach. lation. at the Free Public Li
brary in Newark, yesterday, said thai Andrew
Carnegie had erred In
superannuated coHeg< pr tfeesors. "He
have done more good, mon .
Dr. Hopkins, "had i ' ■«">
for the benefit of public school teachers— the
least appreciated of our educational factors."
Dr. Hopkins d< a li i :i *- nt
nblo lack Of unity in the vario
a ..; education prevailing
r some regulation by which
"benevolent old gentleman with a ooui
millions to spare might be |
plumping do.vn a university where II W«
needed."
PLANS MERGER IN ZION.
Dmcie Will Consolidate All Indus
tries and Issue Bonds.
[BY TELEOUAPH TO THE TR!!
Chicago, May 6 In ■ -■ >: ' : ; >' ~ : !l
Dr Dowi'e to-day announces that all 0
dustriea m Zton City are to he consolldaM
.rganizatlon. to be known as the "Zion
Consolidated Annuities." The securities of the
various Zion industries will be purchased by
the isfue of $7.00X000 of 7 per cent gold bonds.
This Issue will ■ ■ P er "
sonal property as well as all the Zion Indus
tries including the recently purchased Me
land- It is stated that the ml:
the* property ezceeds the liabilities by $21,000
ooa _^
CHURCH PANIC OVER RAT
Woman's Meeting Becomes Mmck
Disturbed Over Rodent.
Trenton. N. J-. »Uy &-A rat caused a great
commotion In St. Mar>"3 Cathedral last night.
and a ■erlous panic was narrowly averted. It
all happened In the woman's meeting. One of
the women saw a large rat dart from an adjoin
ing pew into the one where she sat. A!th a
scream of terror she Jumped on the seat.
In a Mcond I.TOO* became panjcstrlcken.
Several fainted, many Jumped up in thejpew
t -its while others tried to climb through the
windows In tt, rear Of the church there wa*
t am Sev, »» th "
crowd succeeded in restoring ord-r.
A NOTABLE FEATURE OF THE FAREWELL
BANQUET TO AMBASSADOR CHOATE.
At ,he banquet given to the Hon. Joseph H.
IboaWby the Bench and Bar of England upon H.
Jerent retirement from the Ambassadorship. G. H.
Ln & CoYs was the only chimpagna served.
T^anqu,t was one of tho most brilliant and no
table functions of recent tlm.-s. and the «clu*ive
' S e of OH. Mwam'S Chamr-a^e shows the. unique
and distinguished position which thai wine occupies
Amon? the elite of Great Brltaln.-A(Svt.
PRICE FIVE CENTO
THE PATROLMAN IS KING
CORNERSTONE IS LAID.
Traffic Cavalry Receives Flags—
■'.?'»> in Bis: Parade.
For the only , ]iltli in the calendar th» patrol
man was king in New-York yesterday, ostensi
'ly as well as actually. King a-tuaUy he ever
is. but the outward and visible complement of
the tact is reserved for the occasion of the an
nual review and parade. So. yesterday, wittl
the laying of the cornerstone of the new PoJiei*
Headquarters in the morning, the presentation
of two silk flags by the Merchants' Associatloa
to the traffic squadron In the afternoon, a gen
eral review by Mayor McCleUan and Police
Commissioner McAdoo in the evening and a
dinner to the traffic cavalry at night, it was no
traditional aapei to say that the patrolman
yesterday had things much his own way
In so far as it differed from last year's parade
yesterday's procession was chiefly notable, per
haps, for the new -traffic cavalry." 33<> stron
under Sergeant William Hogan, which occupied
a post of honor in the parade. Mounted on flna
chestnuts bound with yellow billets and ridden
with brand new tan hoods and bridles th»
squadron, the especial hobby of Commis
sioner McAdoo. drew marked attention, and.
Part-, by its soldierlike appearance, the men
sitting on their beasts. like centaurs, elicited
encomiums from every side. The mounted men
wore for the nrst time white peaked caps, and
»n their left arm a horse's h*ad within a wheeK;
i the insignia of the squad. ,/*"
Another feature was the appearance jf ths
j police band, composed entirely of patrolmen, in
| their natty and distinctive unifor-M— bl-ie fa
tigue cap and coat of a sijmiar style to that
of the mounted men. Last year the bandsmen
wore the coats and helmets of the average pa
trolman.
Yesterday, too. the police band led the parade.
whereas in former years it has marched at
the rear, the unions successfully objecting to
union bands marching behind a "scab" police
affair.
Certain It waa that yesterday the bluecoats
made a good nil around showing and reflected
credit on Commissioner McAdoo. General Greene,
his predecessor, and on Inspector Moses Cort
right, who commanded the parade. Expectedly
enough, too, instances were not wanting ln
which lines sagged wofully when passing the
reviewing stand, and integral units, even com
manders, were out of step for blocks or omitted
to salute. Certain, too. or appearances wera
grossly deceptive, that many a patrolman
patrolled yesterday uho never pounded the
sidewalks before. Kven the sagging unit or mis
placed member of the awkward sqoad, however,
had his charms yesterday for individual spec
tators, not to mention his near friends and rela
tives. This the applause of well defined
"claques" in the reviewing stand amply attested,
the appearance of kith and kin within the ranks
never failing to produce a ripple of applause.
The relative.* and friends indeed so thronged the
stands that dozens presenting the duly ac
credited kets had perforce to be denied ad
mission. Whether the Committee si Nine wae
lnclud- among those so denied could not be
ascertained.
After individual receptions Inspector Cort
wright. the "honest cop." who withdrew his
resignation at Mr. McAdoo's request a week or
two ago. of whom it is said at every parade that
"this will be his last"; Inspector Schmlttber
ger. reinstated and his bosom thick with medals;
Inspector McClusky, on Guileless; Inspector
Brooks, mounted on Devery's Bullet; Inspectors
William McLaughlin, Donald Grant, Elbert O.
Smith. Frank F. Titus. "Dick" Walsh. James
Kane. Thomas L. Druhan and John Wiegand.
all had their meed of applause. Whether or not
it was because reckless automobile drivers wera
heavily represented among the spectators, the
"bicycle squad." pedalling in capital unison, did
not receive the cordial welcome expected, de
spite Ita excellent showing.
The reviewing Ftand was near the Worth
Monument, in Madison Square. The parade was
formed In Whltehall-st., the column starting at
- o'clock.
Probably the mist picturesque Incident of th»
parade was the presentation of colors to th«
street traffic regulation squad by the Mechant3*
Association at Broadway and Leonard-st. Tfca
presentation was rr.ade by a committee mi the
association compose*! of iliam F. King, chalr
man: John C. Eatnea and W A. Marble, and
the colors were received for the Police Depart
ment by Commissioner McAdoo. who was ac
companied by Mayor McClellan. Deputy Com
missioners of Police McAvoy. Farrell and Linda
ley. Colonel Kipp. chirf clerk of the depart
ir.z.::, and Mr. O'Brien, the Mayor's secretary.
Botl Mr. Kins and Commissioner McAdoo
made speeches relative to the work of the s<iua<J
ron and the difficulties It has had to overcome.
The luncheon at the Cafe Martin, given by
T. J. Oakley Rhlnelander ar.d Philip Rhine
lander for the Mayor. Police Commissioner Mc-
Adoo and Colonel S. E. Marvin. Governor Hlg
gins'a military secretary, was cot over until
:s:ot>. The Mayor. Commissioner McAdoo and
.*,. i. Marvin enrered a carriage Immediately
after the luncheon and, tscorted by a squad o?
mounted men. drove to the reviewing stand.
Ay.ong others who hud places on the stand
were Mrs. and Miss McAdoo. Borough. Presl-
OEWEYS FINE OLD SHERRY WINE.
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