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president Declares Sympathy for
. His Purposes and Methods.
Oyrtcr Bay. Au*. 29.— Mr. l^oeb announced
to-day that Congressman Herbert Parsons,
president of the New York <"oursty Republican
Committee, will lunch with the President on
Friday. In an official statement Mr. Lncb de
jcribed the President's attitude toward Mr.
persons, and said that tlu- interview would be
is exprc-"!™* of the President's sympathy with
jlr. Parsons nn<3 th« methods which he stands
for In public life.
Th« official «statem«nt In full follows:
Bjeretax7 Lwh said to-day that Congressman
Herbert Parsons. President of the New York
County Republican Committee, would lunch
«fdl Presid^-it Roosevelt on Friday, and that
gje prepiiont's Interview \.-ith Mr. Parson? has
pg further politi-al significance than that of
Jjpres^ini.: the President's oor«Jial sympathy
iritft Uw rpoees and methods for which Con
gressman Parsons stands In public life and
,-hich the President believes must obtain in
tft* RepotoMcan arty if the Republican party
is to fulSl it? fuH measure of usefulness to the
ssrion. The President does not regard it as
•rfs tr-sl^ess under ordinary oondttiona to In
terfere In state or local eontrsts. He thinks
that inch interference is not only not desired,
but tiould bo res-ented by v people. But he
has made do secret of his cordial sympathy
«-i:h men like Congressman Pardons, President
3* the Republican County Committee; with men
like James W. Wadsworth. jr.. Speaker of the
{few Fork State Assembly, who stand not only
is tsgmtfaala. but as typos or many other men
Hie thera who have =--.ne into politics with the
intention of rendering disinterested, honest.
conmon sense service to The public a3 a whole.
and i*"i' h whom the President as a citizen or
'Clally sympathizes.
Referring to the statement grlven out hy Secre-
Igxy Lort> at Oyster Bay yesterday. Herbert Par
sor.9, president of the Republican County Commit
tee, «ii.s last night:
I iare two the President's friendliness to me
acd t.*e ca-Jte that 1 represent ever since I wrote
tie > •■• to Mr-. Quigg: in June, which Mr <2ui?s
ia* re-rained from giving to the preas. Tne Presi
dent's invitation came to me over a week ago. It
iras imeohclted. but ! regarded it aa entirely natu
ral t&At he should take an opportunity to show that
I and my exporters had his good will.
Six : sari ago President Roosevelt asked, me to
jnaJte a *onie«t for the leadership of my district,
glace then he has constantly shown, faith in the
uprightness of my purposes ar.d a desire to see me
icfcieve success. He has thus as greatly "honored
s:e as be has encouraged me. No man righting
tr.« forces I am fighting could fall to know that
te hs-1 all the- rapport that it was proper for
president Roonevelt to give him. I regard the
kind ■vor-is from him in my behalf as meant not
only for me but for the many who are fighting
*::-. me.
Moses M. McKee Succeeds Edward
H. Healy in Excise Department.
Edward H. Healy. State Deputy Commissioner
of Excise, yesterday announced that he had been
£lsial3sed from his oQce^.which pays $5,000 a
ysar. Moses M. McKee. formerly an Odell man,
bat now a. Parsons man. sets his place. Mr.
3eo!y ealdr last nl«rnt:
X iras informed over the telephone from Al
kafly that It was the Governor's order. If I was
Ignored flnr purely political reasons I shall not
eomi>ia:r_ The place was the property of the
Governor, If he wanted it, and I told the Gov
ernor* friends so last winter, when it was sug-
restad that I would better break away from
State Chairman Odell and join forces with Mr.
Parsons. X go down and come up with my
friends, and there Is no place In the gift of the
GorajE&or large enough or attractive enough to
Sake me torn on my friends, once I have sworn
ssal^r to them. If any other reason than politics
19 assftsmed for my removal I shall demand a
ootcpleta statement from the State Excise De
ftrODenC lam fully satisfied, however, that my
tenflwal Is due to pclltics. I leave the office on
Saturday and my successor Is to a*o to work on
.Tuesday. It may be a matter of Interest to my
'faasonal fr*«r.d« to know that I shall go to work
Cd Slbnday next at greater compensation than
the place In the Excise Department yielded.
Mr. Healy has stayed with State- Chairman
Odell through thick and thin. When the state
r&sinnan was defeated last December in the or
ganization of the county committee Mr. Healy
voted against Mr. Parsons. As leader of the
!arffe*t district In the city, the 35th, Mr Healy
hm* wielded a good deal of Influence in party
counsels. The reapportionment reduces the size
of his district. He succeeded G«=org-e Hilliard in
the local branch of the State Excise Department
about three years agro. •
Mr. McK^e Is one of the best known district
lecdors In the city. He weighs fully three hun
dred pounds. Until "he reorganization of the
cour.ty committee last December he was a close
personal friend of State Chairman OdelL He
and Attorney General Mayer have shared lead
ership honors In the l&d District for many
years. Mr. McKee found that most of the en
rolled Republicans in bis district favored Par
sons for president of the county committee and
he turned against the state chairman.
Woodruff Denies Reconciliation —
Hi* Opponent Silent.
Timothy I* Woodruff denied yesterday that he
had made ~a"- with Michael J. Dady. who has
reterned to Brooklyn from his trip to Cuba, osten
sibly with the intention of waging war on the Re
publican county organization as it Is now con
stituted. Regarding the reported treaty of peace
Mr. Woodruff said:
The report is untrue. I do not feel called upon
to go out into the street aad assault Mr. Dady, In
order to convince anybody that we are opposed to
*-ach other. If I wanted to see him I would go to
h:e Office, axd when be is in town we frequently sit
together at luncheon in th« Brooklyn Club.
Mr. Dady continued silent about his plans yester
da.v. He was told of the opinion of some of the
Woodruff follower* that he had been practically
eliminated from Brooklyn politics in the last few
"I haven't lost anything that I know of," he re
plied. -Some people say that I have, but 1 haven't
found it out. 1 think that Kings County will be a
unit in th« slat*, convention for somebody."
He failed to say who the "somebody" would be.
end ended the interview with th* 1 mysterious re
; rk that !.•» has repeated so many times since he
lar.d««d fir, Tuesday morning:
"I may have some interesting things to say in a
few <!&>•«."
The shipbuilding firm of Harlan & Holllngaworth,
et Wilmington, Del., ha» received the contract for
talking three municipal ferryboats, which will
55» between the Battery and 3»th street. Brooklyn.
Tn» bid of this company for the three boats was
■aljai The BurW Drydock Company, which WB|
tia osly other bidder, wanted C49.00>J for one boat.
The beats »re to be built of steel, with screw
pfOKl'.ers and will have a speed of about fifteen
■Beta an hour. They will be 209 feet long, with a
<S-*oot beam. The Dock Department has advertised
for tide, to be recHved before September 6, for th»
»asoval of the eld ferry terminals.
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Ton will bare to drink it before yon
lasve for your vacation, but you
era take with you a Box of
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tat ;onr family or friends?
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President Proclaims Trade 'Agree
ment. Effective September 1.
Washington. Aug. 29.— The State Department
made public to-ni?ht a proclamation by President
Roosevelt declaring and putting Into effect on
September l next the new agreement as to recipro
cal tariff concessions between this government and
Spain. Under th» agreement American goods are
to pay duty according to Spain's second tariff
schedule, the rat? accorded favored nations. In re
turn for American concessions in the way of tariff
reductions on wir.-« and other Spanish imports into
the United States.
According to a dispatch to the State Department
to-day from Mr. Collier, the American Minister
at Madrid, the royal decree putting into effect the
new tariff agreement was to be published In Spain
to-day, and, he added. American goods in Spanish
warehouses are to have the benefit of a favored
nation tariff treatment.
The President's proclamation, dated August 27.
accompanying which is the text of the agreement,
V^Son 1 : 0 ' th ° i:aited StatM ° f Amerlca
de% ereG r tak»nl hh e llt of Spain has - hv r °y al
the. orJd^rK effect September 1. 1906. extended to
PtVte« th« I . and 2«nufactures of the United
or ntfntmf,™ ? of duty now fllted in * ha second
rT.V, ?. column of the Spanish tariff and has
cable to the United States every d«
ther^mi. i i accorded by Spain by law and in
sh%\\ hi ™ iali aI parts now made, or which in future
m^JL J?-,, ad with other nations (exception being
Pnrr?,~,? i, of th special advantages conceded to
Pn*u££t< >' ,whlch., whlch . action, in the judgment of the
eJi-.H? -" :: * C ! oc * 1 and equivalent concessions are
o? „,i' S t' l°i h he said Products and manufactures
?£ ' ? \\ r \- ■'"■? States : now. therefor*, be it known
st I Hieodore Roosevelt President of the United
Bxates 2 America. acting under the authority con-
T ? I ..* fc ii- ho third section of the Tariff act of the
«,,«U£ * II I*"*'1 *"*' approved July 24. 1897, do hereby
suspend, during the continuance in force of the
f™™°?< nceS!Jlon3 by the government of Spain, the
hS??SL U n and collection of the duties imposed
i L the first section of said act upon the articles
hereinafter specified, bel the products of the soil
r .. ind rr U 7?ry. l Spain: and do declare in place
tnereot the following rates of duty provided in the
third section of said act to be in force and effect
on and after September 1. 1506, of which th« of
ncers and citizens of the Unired States will take
cue notice, namely:
Upon argols, or crude tartar, or wine lees, crude,
s> per centum a d valorem. Upon brandies, or other
spirits manufactured or distilled from grain or
other materials. $175 per poof gallon. Upon still
wines and vermuth, in casks. 35 cents a gallon;
in bottles or Jugs, per case of me dozen bottles, or
jugs containing each not Tore than one quart and
more than one pint, or twenty-four bottles or jugs
containing each not more than one pint. &25 a
case, and ar.y -xcees beyond these quantities found
In such botties or Jugs shall be subject to a duty
or 4 cents a pint or fractlo lal part thereof, but no
separate or additional duty shall be assessed upon
the bottles or jugs. Upon paintings In oil or water
colors, pastels, pen and Ink drawings and statuary.
15 per centum ad valorem.
»--« l; ■"»_'■•.. TH2ODORE ROOSEVELT.
By the President.
Acting Secretary of State.
The text of the agreement follows:
The government of the United States of America
and in its name his excellency, Mr. William Miller
Collier, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni
potentiary, near his majssty the King of Spain
and the government of his Catholic majesty the
King of Spain, and in his name hi* excellency M.
Pio Gullon c Igleslas, Orand Cross of the Red
Eagle of Prussia, of Leopold of Belgium, of St.
Olaf of Norway, of St. Stephen of Hungary, etc..
etc., life Senator, member of the Royal Academy
of Political and Moral Sciences, Minister of State.
de*»rlng to promote the mutual trade Interests of
the two countries and the former having proposed
to the latter the concession by Spain of the most
favored nation, treatment (Portugal exceptedj in
exchange for the tariff treatment which on the part
of the United States is considered (If the treatment
accorded to Cuba be exempted! as the most favored
nation treatment, that Is, that made by the conces
sions made to the various countries in the articles
comprehended in Section 111 of the American tariff:
It is hereby, in behalf of the said two govern
ments, agreed as follows:
First— following mentioned products and
manufactures of Spain exported from Spain to the
United States shall upon their entrance into th*
United States be dutiable as follows:
[Here follows the list of articles and rates In the
i same language a* in the President's proclamation.]
Second— products and manufactures of the
United States will pay duty at their entrance into
Spain at the rates now fixed In the second column
of the Spanish tariff, it being understood that every
decrease of duty accorded by Spain, by law or in
the commercial pacts now made or which In future
are made with other nations, will be immediately
applicable to the United States, exception only be
ing made of the special advantages conceded to
Third— The present arrangements will enter Into
effect as soon us the necessary decrees and procla
mations can be promulgated in both countries, and
It will thereafter continue in force until one year
after it has been denounced by either of the nigh
contracting- parties. Each of the high contracting
parties, however, shall have the right to rescind
forthwith any of its concessions herein made by
It if the other at any time shall withhold any of
its concessions or shall withhold any of Its tariff
benefits now or hereafter granted to any third na
tion, exception being made of the especial benefits
now or hereafter given by Spain to Portugal and
those now or hereafter given by the United States
to Cuba.
Fourth— The government of his Catholic majesty
will forthwith issue the necessary decrees and or
ders, and the President of the United States will
thereupon at once make the necessary proclama
Made In duplicate in San Sebastian. August 1, 1304.
Supjxyscd Brother and Backer of
Mrs. Izella Brown Arrested.
Rufus C. Mason, forty years old. of No. 118 West
77th street, said to be a brother of Mrs. Izella
Brown, was locked up In Police Headquarters last
night on a technical charge o. grand larceny. He
was arrested on a warrant sworn out by John H.
Bunker, who has offices in the Flatlron Building.
According to the police, Mason is known under
the names of S. C. Al*«?rt<«n. Dr. Folke. Dr. John
Harvard, Sir Wallace Montgomery and Lord Bruce.
They *>Uo allege that he has served a sentence in
tarleatown prison, in Massachusetts.
Mr. Hunker told the police that he entered into a
scheme with Mason to place an anti-friction oil on
the market. A company was to be organised with
a capital of CUO.OOO. of which Bunker was to be
president. Mason s^r.-'.iry and C. H. r>agnett treas
urer. The name was to be the Twentieth Century
Chemt'-al Company.
In speaking or the prisoner to the police. Mr.
Hunker sa.«l that Mason was the real brains of the
"I>ove Syndicate." writing the letters and planning
ihe schemes for the two women.
Mason will be arraigned in ih» Jefferson Market
court this morning.
Lawrence Velller. iecretary of the city Club, jres
terda) sent Bridge Commissioner Stevenson a letter
asking about the train schedules and oth^r Im
portant traffic feature.*, in case t!:<* city goes ahead
witii the -so-calied Stevenson pian for connecting
the bridges with an elevated loop. In his letter of
inquiry Mr. Vefller says:
An Intelligent understanding of how the loop may
facilitate the transportation of passengers and re
lieve the shameful congestion at the Brooklyn
Bridge depends in large measure upon a knowledge
of where stations will lie placed and how trains will
be run.
That we may know these facts before the matter
comes up for a public hearing, will you not. as the
author of this plan, kindly give us this information
by answering the following questions:
At what points will stations oe placed in Delancey
street. Bowery and Park Row?
Will the Myrtle avenue, Lexington avenue and
Fulton stroet lines be used to complete the loop in
Brooklyn? If not, what lines in Brooklyn will be
us«>i to complete the loop?
Will It be necessary to build any new elevated
road or portion of road 'n Brooklyn for this pur
pose? If so. please state wnere. Also, whether
your plan contemplates having this built by the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit or by the city.
Assuming that conditions of population remain
as at present, and that tne present number of
trains Will be used on each line, how many trains,
and the number of cars per train, will pass north
over the loop in Manhattan _ during one evening
rush hour, from 5 to 6 o'clock?
Cottage City, Mass.. Aug. 23.— William Buck
DwTght, professor of geology and mineralogy .it
VaassX Co.llege, died suddenly from apoplexy h >r
to-fiay. • Professor Dwlght was at work on a pier «n
front of his summer home, and it Is supposed that
overexert ion brought on the attack. He was 3«*-?n
to fall from the pier into shallow water, and when
brought ashore was dead.
Professor Dwight was born In Constantinople on
May 22. 1833. the son of Harrison Gray Otis Dwight.
a:. American missionary. He came to the United
State* permanently in 1849, and was graduated from
Yale in ISM. In 1859 he founded the Bnglewood
IS. J.) Female Institute, ai.d later taught at \\t-bt
Point. For twenty-seven years he Md bean con
nected with Vassar College, and since IS>4 had been
univi-rsity examiner in geology for the St-ite of
New York. In isfrt he invented a rock *U<-\nu ma
ch'ne f.>r making scientific sections of minerals .for
*!Jcr. he received a Idwnzo medal at the Paris lux.'
"-jfiUiur. la I'j-sb,
Committed on Application of Wife
After Quarrel with Cabman.
William J. Byrnes, living at No. 139 West 15th
street, a retired contractor and a part owner of
the Hotel Lorraine, the home of Charles M.
Schwab and Mrs. Harry K. Thaw, was arrested
yesterday by Detective Carmick, of the Tem.ier
loln police station, following an argument be
tween Mr. Byrnes and a cabman at loth street
and Sixth avenue. Mr. Byrnes, who Is sixty-3ix
years old. was taken to the Jefferson Market
police court, where it was found that a summons
had been sworn to by his wife. Mrs. Myra
Byrnes, who wanted him examined as to bis
Magistrate Cornell committed him to Bellevue
Hospital, where he will be under the eye of Di.
Gregory for the customary five days. Mrs.
Byrnes cays that her husband has acted quvrly
for several weeks and she believes that he Is In
About two weeks ago Mr. Byrnes went to the
Tenderloin station and asked that a ietective be
sent to his home. The police humored him crd
told him that they would attend to his request,
but nothing was done as they believed that he
was under the influence of liquor.
Convention Will Be Held Septem
ber 6—Calh Sent Out.
The International Pollcynolders' Committee's gen
eral convention will take place at the Waldorf a
week from to-day. The executive committee will
meet on Wednesday and will report to the general
convention its recommendations of names for can
didates for directors of the New York Life and
Mutual Life.
Calls for those two meetings were sent out yes
terday. The Mutual Life Policyholders' Associa
tion already has announced meetings of its nomi
nating and executive committees on September 5
and 6. respectively, and from the identity of the
meeting dates of the committees of these two or
ganizations, as well as intimations from both sides,
ft is said that there will be interconferences look
ing to a Joint opposition ticket.
Rumors, however, will not down that there is
lack of complete harmony between the two organ
It is considered entirely possible that no opposi
tion ticket will be announced before September 18.
•The Mutual Life's board of directors held Its
monthly meeting yesterday, but so far as could be
learned routine business only was transacted.
The- Equitable's board will hold to-day its first
meeting since President Morton's departure for
Europe. Should there be a quorum, the meeting
may take action on the resignations of George J.
Gould and ex-Justice D. Cady Herrick.
Officials of tne New York Life disavowed any
knowledge of Viennese opposition to pollcyholders
seeking to obtain access to the company's lists in
the Austrian capital, as complained of by Dr. Ju
lius Ullmann in his letters to the international
committee. They added that already the commit
ted had sought and obtained access to the Austrian
lists in the company's New York offices.
Scheme of Xon-Participating Poli
cies To Be Exploited.
The announcement of the Impending formation
of a new stock life- Insurance company in this city,
to issue non-participating policies only, and headed
by John 8. Hanson, president of the "Observer
Circulating Company," caused speculation in in
surance circles yesterday, in connection with the
persistent rumors of former or present life insur
ance officers and agents being about to enter or
form new companies.
The concern is to be known as the Eastern Life
Insurance Company, with a capital of $100,000 and
150.1*0 surplus already, according to Mr. Hanson's
statement to a Tribune reporter last night. Sixty
thousand dollars na-< 'le^ri subscribed.
The names of Charles A. Anderson, the treasurer
and Herbert Reeves, secretary of the "Observer"
concern, and who complete Its directorate, appear
among those who "declare their intention of form-
Ing" the "stock corporation."
Mr. Hanson is said to be slated for the presidency
of the new company. He said:
Under the new law companies may Issue only one
kind of policies. We aim at a non-partiolpating
plan and believe that there (a a great demand for
It to-day. We are not advertising ourselves, how
Mr. Hanson denied any relatirnshlp or connection
with the Bert Hanson of the Mutual Life Policy
holders' Association, and preferred not to say who,
If any one, was helping The concern financially.
He expected that the new company would begin
business in October.
The other names on the list are William E. Midg
ley. Max Helman, Mo.-es Napelbaum, Frank L.
Eschbach, Irving Ennnuno, John C. Hanson, A. A
Baekey. Charles B. Uunimond, Watson B. bin
son. Afton Church. William A. Cross and George
New Act Minimizes Effect of Mr.
Cleveland's Decision.
London, Aug\ 29— With reference to ex-Presl
dent Cleveland's decision as referee in the mat
ter of income, tax rebates to British policy hold
ers in American life Insurance companies it Is
pointed out here that it will have only a small
effect in Great Britain because a new act of
parliament which goes into effect on October
1, called "a revenue act." empowers the in
come tax authorities to allow deductions in re
spect of all life laaurance policies, either Brit
ish or foreign, provided the amount does not
exceed one-sixth of the taxable income. H. H.
Asqulth. Chancellor of the Exchequer, intro
duced this measure with the view of removing
all doubts on the interpretation of the previous
law on the subject, which did not expressly stip
ulate that colonial policies should be entitled
to the deduction. It was only h few years ago
that th<» colonial companies obtained this con
Atlantic City Man Accused of
Illegal 'stock Dealings.
William H. Gormley, of No. 265 West 121 st street,
senior partner In the firm of Gormley & Meehan,
stock brokers, of Steel Pfer Block. Boardwalk,
Atlantic City, N. J.. was arrested yesterday after
noon at Eighth avenue and 121 st street, in com
pany with a man who said he was Gormley*s
brother, and who gave the name of James Gormley,
of the same address.
James Gormley was discharged for lack of Identi
fication. William 11. Gormley was held in *l.<iOt
bail until Saturday on the charge of being a.
fugitive from Justice.
The complainant in the case is Alexander J.
Miller, of Atlantic City, who alleges that on August
21 last he gave Gormley & Meehan $100 with which
to purchase National Lead shares. On August 16,
Miller alleges, the firm Went out of business, and
since then he, in company with County Detective
McCready. of Atlantic City, and Detective Ser
geants Griffin and Turley. of the Central Office
have been looking for Gormley in this city.
In court Miller told Magistrate Steinert that on
August 25 last he was In the offices of the firm at
Atlantic City, when a man named Alexander came
In and deposited $600, which was for margin to buy
certain storks. Miller said that Alexander was
formerly a telegrapher, and he waited in the offices
to hear his message sent, off to New York. In the
office was .an old telegraph Instrument, and
a man made a bluff. Miller sal I to send
the message away. Alexander, discovering that
he was being duped. Miller told the court,
pulled out a revolver and gave Gormley & Co. five
minutes in which to repay him his $000, threat*
at the end of that time If the money was not repaid
to shoot. Alexander got his money, said .Miller.
Then Miller and several other clients ha.l a try
to get their money back, but the firm closed thai
day. according to Miller, and he saw nothing more
of Gormley until yesterday. Miller told Magistrate
Steinert that his losses with the firm amounted to
over $800.
Never In the history of this country has there
been collected at one port so many war-vessels as
will be reviewed by the President on Labor Day
at Oyster Buy. Almost the entire fleet of the Ameri
can navy will lie at anchorage. To give the public
an opportunity of witnessing this spectacle the Iron
Steamboat Company will dispatch its steamer <"-
pheus to Oyster Bay. leaving Pier 1. North Hiver.
at 9 a. m. The management has restricted the
capacity to ons-half. The prlca of tickets for the
excursion has been placed at $2.
Austin, Tex., Aug. 29.— The Attorney General of
the State of Texas to-day rendered an opinion nulli
fying the nomination of L H. R. Greeu. son of
Mrs. Hetty Green, of N"w York, as the nominee
for Governor of the Republican party. Because
of a split la the party separate conventions were
held, one faction being known a* the reorganised.
Republican party and the other as the Regulars.
Mr. Grtvu woa nominated by. the reorganized fac
tion, —
Son of Dead President Hustled by
Angry Mob.
Philadelphia, Aug. 29.— Receiver George H.
Earle. Jr., to-day took charge of the affairs of
the Real Estate Trust Company, which yester
day failed because of the heavy loans made by
Frank K. Hippie, the late president, to Adolf
Segal, a promoter, upon Insufficient security.
Until Mr. Earle completes his investigation the
exact condition of the company's affairs cannot
be told. The receiver, however, expressed the
belief that the trust funds were Intact.
John H. Converse, a director of the company
and one of the foremost Presbyterian laymen in
the country, upon whose petition the receiver
was appointed, to-day said he was satisfied that
the securities of the various Presbyterian church
boards were safe. The Presbyterian Hospital, of
which Mr. Hippie was treasurer, to-day elected
the Fidelity Trust Company as his successor, and
through that concern learned that the institu
tion's securities, amounting to $1,300,000. were
While it is believed that the securities of the
board of trustees of the General Assembly are
safe, it will be necessary to elect a new
treasurer before the fact can be determined. It
developed to-day that Mr. Hippie had on de
posit for various Presbytertan church organiza
tions $lfiO,ooo in cash. Included in this was the
sum of JlO.OtiO deposited by the Woman's For
eign Missionary Society, to be uwd in rebuilding;
the Home for Rescued White Slaves in San Fran
cisco, destroyed by the earthquake.
One of the many rumors to-day was that the
local banks had voted a plan to raise a guaran
tee fund of $7,000,000 with which to rehabilitate
the trust company, but this could not be verified.
It is the hope of the directors, however, to reopen
the doors of the bank, and with this end in
view they held numerous meetings during the
day, conferring with Receiver Earle. One of the
meetings was attended by Adolf Segal. It waa
learned later that he had sold th» town of South
Altoona. Perm.. which he built with money bor
rowed from the trust company. The purchaser,
it Is said, paid $.>OO.OOO for the various proper
Frank Wharton Hippie, son of the late presi
dent, who Is a clerk in the bank, was set upon
by a crowd of angry depositors aa he emerged
from the bank building to-day. A man in the
crowd saw him and shouted:
"There goes the son of the rogu» who said he
had no faith in men who smoke cigars and chew
tobacco." Immediately a mob took up the cry
and made a rush for young Hippie. For a few
moments it looked as though he would be
roughly handled, but the police succeeded in
beating the mob back and rescuing the frigh
tened man from its wrath. He waa hustled into
a carriage and taken away.
It is likely that an investisration of the man
ner in which President Hippie came to his sud
den death will now be made. Coroner's Physi
cian Read, of Norrlstown, sjtaiitfl that Mr. Hippie
may have committed suicide. The few friends
who attended the pri\ - ate burial of the late presi
dent of the trust company on Monday ha»l knowl
edge of his difficulties, but none of them were
aware of his greatly involved financial condition.
I^ate last n'ght Segal, his counsel and Dis
trict Attorney John C. Bell held a conference.
Mr. Bell said he had been called In by Segal be
cause the promoter thought it entirely feasible
to rats* tha $:?.;>« a ».tn>o needed by the trust com
It is the expressed opinion of bankers that th*
Real Kstate Trust Company failure does not
involve any other banking house in the city.
The three depositories for 'tie funds of the trust
company were the Franklin National Bank, the
Market Street National Bank and the First Na
tional Bank. Aside from having deposits of th*>
trust company, it Is said by officials of these in
stitutions that they are in no way involved in the
failure. Ellis P. Passtnore. cashier of the Frank
lin National Bank, stated thar the three institu
tions and the Finance Company of Pennsylvania
had advanced $.VK).rt«i to the Real Estate Trust
Company for current needs.
"The very best form of securities were
pledged," he said; "consequently, the three banks
and the Finance Company are amply protected."
It was reported that an effort was being made
to help out the bank with the view to reopening
it within forty-eight hours, but it was denied by
the heads of larger banks. Some directors, how
ever have not abandoned hope of accomplish
ing this object and have .been using their per
sonal influence with the object of raising the re
quired $3,500,000 to meet a similar amount sub
scribed by the Clearing House Association yes
terday and thus make up the deficiency of $7.
()(>»>000 in the bank's funds, One prominent
banker subscribed $300,000 to-day and others are
willing to advance larze sums.
Mr. Earle this afternoon appeared in court and
qualified as receiver. He filed a bond of $1,000,
(M») and immediately went to the company's of
fices, where he took charge and called the di
rectors into conference.
Hollidaysburg, Perm., Aug. 2*.— Adolf Segal, of
Philadelphia, to-day sold the town of South Al
toona. this county, to Borland & Waddell. of Pitts
burg. This town bad been developed by the Knick
erbocker Contracting Company, of which Segal is
the head, at a reputed outlay of $1,800,000. The price
paid by the purchasers was 160 A.OOO. Mr. Segal is
the promoter who figured in the failure of the Real
Estate Trust Company.
Se\en Men Escape Drowning by
Narrow Margin.
Thrown upon its beam ends by the shifting of
its cargo of scrap iron, a Pennsylvania Railroad
lighter sunk the tug America in the slip between
Piers 3 and 4. East River, early last evening.
Captain Wilson and the crew of six men on the
tug saved themselves by climbing to a scow
lying alongside Just as the tug went down. The
starboard side of the lighter was stove in.. and
the avy cargo slid over to the port side. Relieved
of the weight, the lighter became waterlogged.
The shifting of the lighter's cargo was pri
marily due to her collision in the middle of the
East River, off Pier 4. with another tugboat,
whose identity was not learned. The lighter
was in the tow of the tug Junlata, in charge of
Captain J"hn Du.-'kabe. on her way up the East
River. The unknown tug scraped the Junlata
and struck the lighter a violent blow. The loose
cargo of scrap Iron was thrown to the port aide.
Captain Duskabe turned Into the slip between
Piers 3 and 4. hoping to tie up the lighter be
fore the cargo was lost overboard. The Amer
ica was in the slip waiting to tow two Street
Cleaning Department stows out to sea. The
second accident was caused by the cargo of
scrap Iron again shifting.
Two elevator accidents took place yesterday,
when one messenger boy was killed by falling
down an elevator shaft and another was badly
hurt. Hyman K. Dorfman. of No. 81 Eldrldse
street, a messenger attached to the Equitable Life
Building, fell six stories to his death in the Bank
of Commerce, at No. si Nassau street. According
to witnesses., the boy got out of the elevator at
the wrong door, and In trylnn to re-enter the car
fell through the partly opened gate.
George bwensoa. of No. ■»:«> 45th street. Brooklyn,
employed as a. messenger by Calhoun. Robblns A
Co No 408 Broadway, fell down a shaft at No.
«02 Broadway. Although he fell two »tories and
was severely Injured, the surgeons at th* Hudson
Street Hospital believe that he will recover.
Philadelphia. Aug. 29.— An Infernal machine was
discovered today in the hold of the steamship
Eagle Point, as the, vessel l^y In the Delaware
River at the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad grain
elevator The steamer was saved fro.n destruction
by a fraction of a second, as the bomb exploded
as it touched the water after being thrown over
board. It Is said that a former member of the
crew, who felt that be h«d a grievance against
Captuin Rutcruun, placed the bomb on the vessel.
Yellowstone Park
nrrr.Hs an
All Conditions of Temperature. Scenic Effect, and
Out-of-Door Life at Their Best. Park People
cail it "The Finest Month of the Year."
iaofk riff rE23OXAT,I.Y-€O:SX>i:CTEX> SYSTEM OF .THE
RATE, 5227
from NEW YOHK; prcpcriionat^ratei hm other points. All necessary expenses
for twenty-one days.
Itineraries and full particulars of Ticket Ascnts. C BTCDDS. B P." A.. I«3 Fifth A"»«ia». Msai "Tit or
GEO. W. BOTI>. •T-r.Ta! Pa»en*T .%a«Dt
J. R. WOOD. Passenger Traffic Uacager Ffcr.a««ipM*. Pa-
For Thursday. Friday Half-Saturday.
Important Clearance Sale of
Men's Business Suits.
jj 4 and sof a kind only ; values tip to $25,
J $ 12. 50
IT would be difficult to exaggerate the import
ance of To-day's offering. Every odd lot
in the shop is included. Splendid Sergei.
either single or double breasted; smart mixtures,
blue and black Cheviots, dressy Thibets, etc
Some are half fined, three-quarter and full lined.
All are of the season of 1906 and our own
make. Tis a great clearance of really high
grade business suits. Your size is here. Twelve
fifty, then, instead of up to $25.
Smith, Gray & Co.
Is car offer of tit imported wao'tar* parslmea from the creditors of Leon c Cc
Mercian Tailors, 19 Union Sq. All excliwiTi styles. la isayy, medium and llgHt
weight, overcoating, suiting tromerliie?, sal nncy Testing. T^lr Iowa! price far
Suit cr Overcoat to measure vas $60. Ours $25. Trousers $7. Fincy Vest* *?•
The stock is displayed oa secoai floor.
Broadway & Ninth Street.
Pugilist Accused of Holding Up and
Robbing Brooklynite.
More than a hundred men joined in a chase for
a highway robber on Broadway, near »th street,
last night. Patrolman Landis. of the Tenderloin
station, led the chase, with a large crowd, fresh
from the theatres, following his. The thief was
finally cornered in a csjl m Slth street, near Broad
The chase followed a bold hold-up. While walk
ing up Broadway, near 29th street. William Cohen,
of No. 136 Graham avenue. Brooklyn, was set upon
by several men. who knocked him down and started
to go through his pockets. Cohen struggled and
called for help. His watch was snatched from his
pocket and a stick pin taken from his tie. He
values the Jewelry at C*>.
Patrolman Landis came up just in time to see one
of the thieves start away on a run. He followed
with a hundred men at his heels. The cry -Stop
thief!" was raised and the crawd grew.
When captured the prisoner said he was Hairy
Feinberg of No. 112 West 17th street. He say- that
he is a pugilist and Is known in pugilistic circles
as "Harvey Fern."
Passenger Train Stops. Touching Smashed
Freight— One Man Killed.
One man was killed and another seriously hurt
in a freight wreck that nearly involved a second
and worse one early yesterday morning at 173!h
street and Park avenue, or. the New York Central.
As a result of the accident Coroner Schwanneke
held Charles Velsor In »,COO bail and William Len
non. the conductor of the wrecked freight train, in
$2.£00 ball on a charge of homicide. Velsor was th«
engineer of a Harlem Division passenger tram that
nearly crashed into the wreck of the freight, whtcft
luid broken in two just before the engine cam* to
a stop. The ccroner refused to accept us ball th*
bond of a security company offered by the railroad
company, saying such bonds were worthless.
Only the prompt action of Velsor prevented the
more serious wreck. He brought his train to a stop
with the engine actually touching the wreckage of
one of the freight cars which lay across the track.
It Is said that the impact of the engine against the
wrecked car was sufSclent to move the car. This
resulted in the death of Charles honey, a brake
man. who was between It and the next car. Ho
was crushed to death when the passenger engine
pushed the cars together. As a result of this
theory of the man's death Coroner Sehwonneke
ordered the arrest on a homicide charge of Velsor
and the conductor and engineer of the freight train.
The collision causing the wreck was between the
sections of the broken freight train. The train
parted about ten cars from the engine. As It
slowed up the loose section crashed. into the cor?
still attached to the engine.
Many passengers on th*» pa.*senser train w»r*
shaken up when the emergency brakes were ap
plied, but none was seriously hurt. John Leonard,
another brakeman. was taken to the Fordham
Hospital with a broken leg.
While the wreckage was being cleared awnv
trains wore run on all the freo tracks, a* usual
hut the coroner insisted that a flagman should be
stationed at each end of the section until repairs
bad been made, and that trains should be run at
rtduced speed.
Chicago. Aug. ».— Postmaster Busse of Chicago
left here for Washington to-day to consult with
the authorities en the formation of a national labor
union of postal clerks in affiliation with the Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
Mr. Busse declared he had no Idea such a step
was contemplated by the clerks.
"If the national union conducts Its business along
the same lines a3 the Chicago local ha* done In
thn past. It In my personal opinion that there will
be no objection to It." said Mr. Busse.
E. B. Goltra. president of the National federation
of Postofflce Clerks, said that the new union would
not in any way antagonize heads of departments,
nor act contrary to the established rules. "Tall; of
defying President Roosevelt or striking against the
government is puerile, and baa never been contem
plated by ~*.
EVERY DAY, from August 27
to October 31, 1906. Colonist
rates to all principal points in
that state from
Chicago $33.00
St. Louis $30.00
Tourist Sleeping Cats a Specialty.
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Physician? Think Chances of Mm
Recovery Promising.
Joseph Damiano. a carpenter, living at lT4f!t
street and WtUiamsbrt Road. The Bronx, ha t
hi* back broken yesterday while working at
154 th street and Oftden avenue. He wait hur
ried to Fordham Hospital, where he was im
mediately operated upon by Dr. Alexander
A pressure on his spine, which caused the sr
tire paralysis of his lower limbs, was remove. l
and. his body was enveloped in a plaster cast.
The surgeons at the hospital believe that h!*
chances <>f recovery ere especially g«>od. Taer-»
are few eases on medical record where * man
with a broken back "has lived (or cay cnniAst
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