Newspaper Page Text
.W Y.C. ELECTRIC TRAIN HMMffil I * ACHES GRAND CENTRAL f ___________ * » Speed of Seventy Miles an Hour on I Portion of Run. % The first loco'notive driven by electricity glided § into th« Grand O.ntral Statlcn y«at«rd«y after t noon, drawing eight of the heaviest Pullman care. J The N«-w York Central Railroad thereby success*- I fully began Its change from steam mnt'.vs power • to electricitr- The run of yesterday afternoon was in the nature I Of a test, the train beiiis: run from Hlghbrid.e to I the Grand Central Station. Xo effort at fast tim» was made, but en various parts of the viaduct a ■ speed of seventy miles an hour was reached. For the test of the electric locomotive yesterday the officials of the company and the engineers who fcr three years have been working night and day on the improvements were invited. There were , about one hundred nboard, including Vice-Presl j dents A H Smith and J. C-retensen and Electrical i Engineer E. B. Katte. W. J. Wlleue. the chief | engineer, who has had charge cf the work, operated | the locomotive. i The start wan made from Hlghbrldge at 5:85 | o'clock. Some of the guests were a little fright f >ned while the train was going through the tunnel. | They were jostled about, and a few. who were standing, were thrown to the aisles. Xo one was ' Injured, however. The cause cf this unexpected jostling was explained by Mr. TVilgus. "Between 56th and 54th streets." he said, "the road is not equipped with electrical power, and it was necessary for us to glide over that part of it. We had to attain high speed to do so. as It Is a 1 per cent up grade. The locomotive passed a switch In the two blocks very easily, but some cf the. heavy Pullmans Jostled and lurched about a bit. If we had not succeeded in gating over these two I blocks we would Jiave found ourselves stalled." A feature of the trlai yesterday was the ease with which the loci-.m>>'ive pulled the cars. There were eight of the heavy Pullmans used for long distance travel attached to the train. The engine worked as ■noothly aa if only pulling Its own weight, The portion of the road which has row been •Quipped with eiectrir power is known by the of ficial? a« the -initial zone." This includes the Park a\enue tunnel, and much better handling of tr«_so s expected by the doing away of much switching, when the el-ctrlc trains are used all switching «n«rtne«i will be done away with. The planE, which wtU go into effect the fore part of November, allow for the use of electric looomoTive« on all trains of the New York Central from Highbrldgo and Wakefleld to the Grand Cen tral Station. All incoming and outgoing trains will ■top at these points to change engines. The change "■Kill be made in two minutes. This loss of time la more than made up. It is said, by the shortening of the road by the cut at Marble Hill, where nearly a mile has been saved. Another feature which the ofndaln announced is that the old system of having the trains run on the left track as far as Spuyten Duyvll has been e.nd«d. The change was made a few days ago. and the trains now run on the right track as far as Mott Haven. Within a month, it Is tv pscted, the signals will be co fixed that the trains will not have to cross over at all to the left tracks and will run direct to the station on tn.e usuaJ right track. While the New York CVntral will operate its trsins by electricity in November, and do away with smoke erd dust. it will be handicapped for about six months, as the electrifying of the New York. New Haven & Hartford's system is not completed, and will not be for about that, time. The company is endeavoring to get the permis sion of the State Rellreed Commission to the elimination of all grade croesirgs es far as Cro ton, so that the work of preparing the second eiec trir tone for electric trofiv* may be undertaken. On Friday permission was granted at Yonkers. and work will be rufhed at= far aa that point. When the pernii6S.'.n desired Is received, the com p«ry will be able to op-rate electric trains as far aa Croton en th» Hudron River branch and White Plains on the Harl»»m branch. It will take nearly two years tor this work after permission Is se cured. "Before we are througrh." 6a!d Mr. Wilgus, "it will cost from 1J0.000,000 to $70,0X),<W." POLICE FORBID BEXEFIT. Would-Be Hearers of "II Trovatore" Disappointed. Xearly fifteen hundred persons were turned away from the Aeariomy of Ifnsta lest night. They had come fiom all parts of the city In hope of. hearing "I! Trovatore" sung for the benefit of the Verdi monument fund, .'.n.l ii:ii not know that on Sat urday the police had lr.fi.rmHl the manager of the Academy that no performance could be given on Eunday. JnFrx-.-t<,r Walsh and half a doren police men were on hand to s«"> that tlie order was en forced. There wai r.o trouble Th« would-be patrons r*ail ttM notir* in Italian Informing tlie.m that the benefit had hwi poMponeri Charles Murphy had given thf. Academy of Mu-iic as Tammany Hall's offering to the fund It was hinted that the police. under orders from th« iinlsslniiwi. might have Ftopjr-pd the i»e!..-flt for political repsons, but this was not borne out. TK. Dewey, v.liich in a Sul'l van tlieatre. was not interfered with, and other th«»atre*i liad their usual concerts. The police lare that r,o performaiice with cos> lumeg, will be allowed a- loag as the law ugp-inst it Is in force. Captain Hussey declared last night that the move had r.o poUtleaJ hlsnlfloanr*. as he had etop;ied a beiifflt of the same nature last Jan uarj. which we* to have been give:, by the same management. Jt was said the performers had ottered to give th* plere without costumes, but the police declared that if th*y had been allowed to go on without costumes there would have been trouble. They say th« Italians would not stand fuch n performance. TEAIN HELD TO LOOK FOR ROUGHS. Police Seek Members of Staten Island Outing Who Injured Two Men. Seven carloads of passengers, many of them women and children, were held up for half an tiour at St. George. Staten Island, last night, by a ■quad of police, srhJle they waited for some one to rome and pick out men wanted at New Dorp for assault. The first of the trouble occurred at the Orant City Hf.te!, «' Orant City. Tnere was an outing y«6terday in Bemler's Park, near by. and the men from th« outing litif-d up In the barroom and wanted to be waited on. Not being served as fast as they «£*ir<*d. Utey b^san to hurl glasses and bottles aJnout. John Matthews, tha proprietor, and one of his waiter? were badly hurt In the fight whlclj fol lowed- It lasted nntU -..- il o'clock train pulled Into the station ar-oss the street, and then th« outing party ran and caught the train. Borne one telephoned to Stapleton. and. when the train reached there, It was boarded by Roundsman BMa and a Kjuad of men. who went through the train, but found no one who looked aa If he had oewi In a fight. Then the train proceeded, but at W. George the. paseengers were all hold in the ears, as a man was erpected from the hotel to piclc out the araallant?. but h« did not appear. The police allowed all hands t o cat<-h the midnight boot far Bha tnß> ac it was learned that neither of the Injured men was in a serious condition The Coward Combination Shoe. The Combination Shoe is a combina tion of si«»— two widths narrower OTcr the instep than the regular sjssj. ffleoty of room otct the toes and £v •bd£ at the arch. For Men and Women. SOU) fW*MEBE ELSB. JAMES S. COWARD, 268-274 Greenwich St., N. Y. (*I4» WJ.SAZV STSrXT.) **U Ord*r» pfcU*. Seaifcrc.talofm BTART FROM HTOITBRIDOF) OF THE FIRST ELBOCTHIO TRAIN TO ENTER THE GRAND CENTRAL STATION. CONFER ON WIRELESS. Delegates Will Discuss Marconi Company's Attitude. Berlin. Sept. 90.— Delegates representing thirty one governments will assemble here on October 3 by Invitation of the German government, with the object of reaching ar. agreement for nn exchange of messages between the users of various ■w.lrelers telegraph systems and to define the bases on which private wireless companies may operate with the consent of governments. The conference will bo held because the Marconi company has refused to allow Its stations to do business with persons u?irg other than Marconi apparatus. This controversy began soon after tho Marconi company, ia 1901, set up stations for public telo graph purposes. The refusal of tho?c stations to take messa.g*s sent by the Slaby-Arco (Gern:nn) apparatus brought about the International wlrelesa telegTaph conference by invitation of Germany in 1808. Eight governments took part— the I'nited States, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and AiiPtrin-Hungary. The delegates of six governments agreed In the flnal protocol to a series of recommendations thut looked toward the co-operation of all usern of wireless telegraphs. The delegates of Great Britain and Italy, because their governments ha<l contracts with th« Marconi company, did not sign the recommendations. Little has come of these recommendations. The Marconi corr.pany nan continued to set up stations and to refuse the messages of rival systems. The most Important act in the controversy in the in terval was that of thfj T'nlted States government, in IJWM, directing the Marconi company to remove its apparatus from the Nantucket lightship. Th<» German Ambassador in Washington transmitted the subjoined note to the Secretary of State: The pfro«-ts of the English Marconi company to secure for its system of wireless telegraph a world monopoly became apparent in that signal stations equipped' with Marconi apparatus will hold com munication with no other vessels than those pro vided with apparatuses of the same system. anJ the British Lloyds has already subscribed by con tract to these conditions for a term of fourteen years. German vessels that have German wire feF!= telegraph systems on board are thus precluded from communication with the English shore stn t!ons and with the Marconi station placed at the entrance of New York Harbor on the Nantucket light vessel. This proceeding of the Marconi com pany works most serious injury to the Interests of general intercourse, as well ns to the interests of German shipping and commerce. The American government requested the Mar coni company to aeoept messages from other com panies, and on Its refusal directed the company to take Its Instruments from the lightship. This de cision of the t'r.lted Btates government, together with some Incidents In American naval experience, supports the belief in the German Foreign Office that the I'nlted States, in the coming conference, will take up positions similar to those of Ger many. Germany will "propose to the conference that an international bureau shall be erected for the con trol of wireless telegraphing; that each wireless 6tatlon must be connected with the ordinary tele graphs by special lines; that the conditions under j which wireless stations shall work with companies i that do not subscribe to the decisions of the con ference shall be laid down by the conferenco (that is. when these 6tatlon« are within the territories of states adhering to the decisions of the confer ence); that governments which do not adhere to the convention may do so later, and that when controversies arise over the interpretation or ap plication of the convention they shall be submitted to arbitration. ' Great Britain and Italy are much in the same position as they were at the last conference. They are already committed to some extent to the Mar | coni company. It Is not clear how far the Brit ish delegates will go. The Marconi company has complained often that they do not receive the same support from the British government that the Ger man government has given the Slaby-Aroo com pany. It Is presumed here, however, that the Brit ish delegates will In the main support the Mar "oni argumtrt th&t, as its stations and operators are the results of Its own expense and enterprise, ether comrianl^B and governments, even with cor respondingly Important stations, cannot In equity a»k to benefit by the Marconi plant except by en tering Into such agreements with the Marconi company as may be motually agreed upon. The French delegate will be Inclined, It Is believed, to act with Great Britain. Italy, because of it* contracts with tho Marconi company and In accord with the precedents created by former acts, will oppose any oourse that would seem to limit the privileges of the Marconi company. Other states are for the most pert oommitted. The Balkan states are supposed to favor the German view hv reason of the Influence of the Allgemalne Elec trtcltaets Gesellschaft (German General lectrlc Company), the makers of the Slaby-Arco appara tus. Marconi himself la. however, a delegute the only one. from Montenegro. The conference will probably last four weeks. AIMEE ANGELES NOW MBS. CONSHOE. — — — — — — — — , Actress Married to Proprietor of Hotel Metropole Many Politicians Present. Sportsmen and politicians enacted a little drama of domesticity yesterday afternoon, when G«or*e Considlne. proprietor of the Hotel Metropole. marrte- Miss Aimee Angeles, the well known aotre-s, at the home of the bride, No. 247 West 61st street "Little Tim" Sullivan, fresh from the bellicose oonventlon at Buffalo, solemnly officiated, as eJderman, In the otvll o»ren»onr, «ad "Bis; Tim" Bulltvan aotetl as best man. Mrs. Frank Parrel!, wife of the backer of the ICew York American League baseball team, was matron of. honor. Among th© g-ueßts of polluoal and prominence were Senator McCarren, Inspector TV. H. MoLauarhlln, Prank rarren, Lou Betts, Daniel O'Reilly and ex-Sen 6-tor W. H. Reynold*. Mrs. E. K&sella, wife of the well known Cincinnati turfman and sports- , man. was also present. i «r££«/ h ? oei moi^ lsh«l sh« brldß and bridegroom emerged from the house amid a Keaeroua 2O2 OW r rt0 * vblch f?oni \ .SSI^J! ■pa& r h2^'? : " Oh - "- h! TaSman^. fh^ &?**\V° a .. of hh * asom » took U»e party to The bride has Just returned to New York «Lft*r twelve weeks on the vaud*vtu« TcYrctUr were CHrL- She la a daughter of Alexander zSeuf once a well known clroua clown, aid «h£V her atac* career when a mere chll^Vv^\ be * sui only twenty-flre year, old . Con. dine is i?£ 0W three, They were Introduced to each otSr hC Baraßernard. the aotor. acn other b * j VOM KIPPUR DISTURBERS* IN OOURT. M*gUtr»U» Baker, In Emex Marktt court, m«. ' tarday fllcposed of the ca«es of those axrtjsted for disturbing; the pee,o» In Ka«t Broadway on gfttarday. the Jewlih holiday of Tom KlD^ur Txenty-one men wer» arraigned, raO of whom ware •«XfU*la. Ftvj were heffl yesterday u^, Uft booia «Mh tekiotUfiM* tw a month, — - -:- ; -v._.. I NEW-YOUK DATLT TRIBTT3TE, MONDAY. OCTOBKR 1, 1906. FARM VALUES JUMP. James J. Hill's Advice Regarding Return to the Soil Anticipated. [From The Tribune Bureau.] Washington, Bept. 30.— Tlie advice of Jamea J. Hill, the railroad president, that the people of this country should "return to the scil" lest they be too profligate with their resources and exhaust the available supply, has apparently been antici pated by the farmerß of the United States, who, according to a bulletin Issued by the Department of Agriculture, are in the midst of astounding prosperity, with farm lands *n high In value that it is difficult to get free or ohejp land for cultiva tion. The bulletin, which la prepared by George K. Holmes, chief of the division of foreign mar kets, and is on the subject of -Changes in Farm Values," gives a comparative table showing the difference in the average real estate valuation of fnnn« by tho acre in the various stateg and terri tories In the five years since 1900. In the state of New Yrrk farms of medium equipment have jumped in value from $43 5S an acre in 1900 to Jsl 54 ip 1805. The bulletin says: Evidences of prosperity among the farmers of the I niterl States have been multiplying in recent years and assuming an importance in tho world I of finance and trade, transportation and manu factures which has attracted world-wide attention Brief comment upon these evidences has fourd a place In recent annual reports of the Secretary of thl9 . d a ment -v This commerlf «nd the facts upon which it was based have indicated such p<o | found changes as taking p'aeo in the economic re sults of farming: in this country as to excite the reflections of many students of the economic prin i cipjes accompanying, If not underlying, agricult- In the fli ' st place, , and perhaps of more funda m»ntal Importance than anything else, the free or cheap land of the Republic and of the statWTand railroads has become substantially exhausted in its supply for cultivation without irrigation. The exhaustion Of such lands has been reached so sud denly that it has given a sort of shock to the whole economic structure of agriculture wnpw Accompanying this has been the continued gain or urban upon ai?ncul'.ural population, so that although the quantity and value of agricultural exports have remained at a high Bgure7fhereh™s been a continuing readjustment and gain of d« mand upon supply guntll farmers apparently have at last reached an Indefinite period of fairly re munerative if not high prices 5 leVu°nseii1 eVu° nse i ir i rr f tileSf * " rofo ' ln '' influences upon the financial condition of farmers farming has as sumed a new and higher dignity. Farmers have extinguished their old debts* they have accumu lated * surpluses and become depositors in hank' and the owners of bank stocks; they have bought £?n? ? .\ n ? 1 Only a fc' r| culniral land, but real h-™ Lh. V ie ♦ town> an<l the - v have sent their sav '''■. A ' a l san " Tlr e thp tn ' vn agricultural i,o ili ♦ . f Siinip tlr; -e the town investor !ia<i i^ h« l 9 ,i a ttPntion f ' x ' irn<l by the new situation and he has thrown upon the country rp;tl estate market vast sums, for investment "«« mw«i It should not be Inferred, however that this ™° Vement one of mere speculation "ndeed speculation, pure and simple, plays a small nan In the movement. For the most part the?e is sen. ulne capitalization to sustain the higher values Übat hta .been realised in th ° JBtJ 8t few half doien hardl> be too much to say. In the art and selenea sU'Mt .n^sUT^r 016 " 1 *"M&s^s In explanation of some specific Instances of in creases in farm values. Mr. Holmes furnishes the following excerpts from the communications of his New \ork correspondents: are'bSidX./K'T 1 " sit!li - ti( wh«re railroads getting a good education, and SO per cent of them d .°.. 11Ot want to woil.: on a farm; they go to th™ cities and get into other business or ti&e nn Wme profession, and consequently the old people want tell their farm?, as they ran no longer ri--i them ihemselves. Twenty per cent of the fir™ i. thU section ar ? fOr Ba . le wltn yer >' few buyers? this condition is growing worse, from year to year Another correspondent: There Is a general in c.ease in value of farms In this Bection.^due to the present high prices of cheese and grain and throuch Improvements made in the last five years in buHd- Chenango County-There is not much sale for farm lands In some sections, but some of those that art- well located, productive and near the rail roads are wanted by men of means for un lnvest nent at good Prk much larger than those I have stated as averages. Rural delivery of mail tele phones and milk co.idensarics have m^de a general improvement In conditions of farms and stimulated farmers to Improve their buildings and s iTround ing grounds, and this adds much to appearances. \Ve aiso have better roads than formerly, and farmers are more contented and happy, and a gen eral Improvement in schools adds a great deal but when you get down to sales or a lower class of farms they are not high priced Clinton County— Tho Increase In value must be regarded as taking place- alons the better a^dmorS convenient roads. Columbia County— visited nearly every county in ew Yo k Btate ' ylne cattle and it Is a "act that good farms with good buildings can be bought . for one-half to three-fourths of what the buildings throi? h replace In every county I have beau Another correspondent: While th«re has been scarcely any advance In price, one notices that farms which are at all desirable meet with much quicker sale than in 19(V. Cortland County— Farms are neglected, and we cannot get help to work them properly. On two and one-half miles of roads through our town there are about eighteen abandoned farms. Some of the meadows have been mowed and some of th«ra have not; all are growing up to weeds And frujih. A good l an farms with fair to medium buildings can be bought for $8 an acre that a faw years ago were worth MO an acre. Delaware County— values have Increased from 1900 to 1906 considerably, owing to Increased piioes for milk, butter, cattle and sheep. There Is a new railroad building through this county, and the price of land has advanced during the year S3 an acre in oonsequence; without this there would be no advance. , Dutehess County-Notwithstandlng our unequalled facilities, both of location anil market, the price of farm land Is exceedingly low. with no solos Another correspondent: The advent of a number of New York City's wealthy people has materially raised tho price of farms for farming purDosesln some situations. Erie County— The city of Buffalo it In this county, and nearly all farmß within ttn or twelve milM around It are used for truck farming, that land being valued all the way from $203 to 11,200 an acre according to location and soil. Geneeee County— Very few sales of farms in the la_t ten years. The oounty is full of factories which take all tho better grade of h«lp and leave only tho old. tho unsteady and tho unsatisfactory to work on tho farm. Consequently farming is not what It used to bo before the day of so many other Industrtflje. Monroe County. — places for raising vege tables (ten acres) near Rochester sell as high as tl.ooo an acre, and the statement applies to green house culture also. Home of the better farms are now producing milk, and such are held a little, bet ter than general fanning lands. Sraall fruit farms ere much higher, especially apple orchards. The general price of land Is some better than rive years ago. In some oases muoh better; buildings und the growth of towns have materially enhanoed tk* prl^o of farm lands. Nassau County.— A great many farms hare been, sold in these two counties fQu«cna and Naeea.tr> the last year at prloeß ranging from $700 to U 000 an aore, according to location. Some or tisa farms have been bought fcr development, othera for large estates. «"n*rs Niagara County. — high prioe of farm land* in£»n b^Lt^o^ C^^es d^ OICTCnt ■ Campaign's opened and here s our choice for leaders: $3 Derby. $4 Derby. $6 Derby. As for soft "hats— a full line of Stetson's leaves no gaps. * Rogebs, Peet & Company. Three Broadway Storc3. 253 £42 1-CO at at at Warren st. 13th tt. 32nd st. value of $25; in 1905 they are worth $C 0 an acre. Ontario County. ---Ours is a section that was for merly devoted to hay and grain, but in the laat five years many of the farmers are producing sugar beets, potatoes, cabbage, fri^ts, and milk in addi tion, and farms suited for the above products are now more valuable and salable than farms used only for hay and grain. Another correspondent. — Fruit farms or farms with eight, ten or n.^re ari\>s of good bearing orchards are the ones sought lor by money makers, and these command a higher price In proportion to the number of acres of orchard and the age , f the same. Raising vegetables, such au cabbage, sugar beete and vegetables for canning factories make high farm values. Truck farms, which are chiefly quite small farms, would be woVth much more. Orange County.— sections where state roads and trolley lines run farms are mere desirable and bring better prices, whil« those that are not sr> well situated, which are in the majority, have fallen fft in value. Take it on an average, I think that one will balance the other. About Monroe and Arden there Is jj. considerable speculation In lands for New York people v.ho have become residents and have paid $100 to nearty $1,000 an acre in a fey.- choice situations. Fruit lane's a:i- depreciating as fi result of the San Joae scale and the great labor of spraying for a crop, but are paying well where this can be done. Orleans County.— fruit farms, with apple orchards of five hundred to a thousand trees In bearing, v,all Improved, have doubled in value sln.ee 190 i"'. This applies also to pears and small fruit; in fact, the high price asked prohibits sales. Oswego County. — Good farms, with good £>uildlng3 on them and wiih plenty of help in the family to run them, cannot b»> bought al all or at any rea sonable price, wliile some with excellent buildings, but without help, can be bought for SJO to $T."> an acre. Further from a railroad s;;!ti'>n or In a poorer section farms can be bought almost for a song. Another correspondent. — Farms have advanced in value in this section on account of the market for milk which has been opened in the last few years, and many fanners hav<* gone Into fruit raising, thus Increasing the value of their farms; and whereas five years ago farming was In a depressed condition and farms were low in price, now they are paying better «nd farms bring more. Another correspondent.— Small farms are in creasing in value, whilo large ones are decreasing on account of ihe labcr Question. Labore/s are scarce at any price. Putnam County. — There has been an men in the value of farm land of about 41<> an acre, caused by the demand for country residences by New York City people. Rockland County. — Now there is more inquiry for farms aa the overflow fr^ni Now York City begins to come this way by the West Shore Railroad. We nre only eighteen miles from New York City. Farm lands in 1900 were worth a&out W0 an acre, buj now l am Bure will average S4O, and there is much greater demand. Bteuben County. — This county has Increased in valuation somewhat since 1900. Cheese factories and separating stations have been establish^! which enhance farm values. There is general prcs perity and contentment. Another com ndent. — Oce mile, novth from Ark port are the oe'.ery farms and lettuce fields, about two thousand ere! of ! wamp land havint; been reclaimed. This land t-rn years ago was worth about $8 an acre: now it brings from $Sf> to 825. Another correspondent.- valley farms have adopted trucking the farms have Increased In value. The general farming lands have depreciated In value by neglect, (h»re bHng more money, pleasure and excit* ment in the town and in the shops. High wages have lej •■ sed the best part of farm llf-> by giving no future to an enterprising man. Suffolk County.— The year 1900 was at about the end of a period of a number of years of poor crops ar.d prices, and since thon we have had extra crops and goori price?, particularly of potatoes, which is the principal money crop. Russian; Poles have settled here in large numbers, purchasing farms and nearly paying for them in. three years. Thl« has boomi I the price ■;' farms, as they buy everything for fan- at, it seems to me, fancy prices. I do not think values can hold quite as hiph as at present, for we are sure to have off years. Tloga County.— Five years ago, ns cr.e of the tax assessors for this county, I helped to mnke a list of the farms that had changed owners for tv.-o years. As i remember It. about a Uozen bad fo changed, but for the last two yeirs there haa been scarcely a Bale, md If any one wants to get rid of hi? farm he simply moves o«I, The number of such farms is growing rapidly. Ulster County.— This pari of tiie s»tate Is engaged mostly in shipping milk to the New York .nnrk"t and In keeping NVv.- Ycrk boarders, Land has ad vanced in some places more than 100 per cent, as the Hebrews are buying alnv-st %veryt".ilnp tney can get and turning the sane to the keeping of boarders. Consequently, many place:; which sola for 13,000 five years ago are selling all the way up to JIO.OOO. rarms have advanced CO per cent In value in the last five years. "Washington County.— Owing to the telep] one and niral free delivery, the best and the ordinary farms aro advancing in value, but tho back and poor farms are losing. Westchester Cbun^r.— Farms have advanced in value, in this section in about equal pvopc rlions regardless of specialty followed. In this particular county they have advanced much more than my figures Indicate, owing t.. a remarkable influx of wealthy New Yorkers, who cannot be called farm ers iv any sense of tho word. All high ground farms have more than doubled in value but not for farming purposes. Another correspondent.— Tn the southern part of this county tho value or land is increasing all the time, and 1p worth C.OOO or more an acre whilo within twenty-five miles of Now York especially on the Harlem Railroad, the value of land has in creased 50 per cent within the last tlve years, be ing purchased mostly for residences b" New York City people.. Th« price is from *70 to $100 and over an acre, and flve years ago $50 or $&> an acre would have been considered a fine price Yates County.— investment pivs as good a rate of interest to-day, in my Judgment, as a good farm In Western New York. MADE BOOK TO GET MARRIAGE FUNDS. Woman Accuses Fiance of Not Accounting for Race Track Money. Maxwell H. Byrd, of T o. K5 "West 82d street, after being followed over several Western states and through Canada, was caught by Detective Ser geant Chandler and arraigned before Magistrate Wahle in the "West Side court yesterday on a chargo of grand larceny. Mrs. May Russell, of No. 250 West 43d street was the complainant. 9he told the oourt that ehe became engaged to Byrd last March. They de cided they hadn't enough money to start house keeping on. so she drew $3,700 from a bank, she saj-e. and gave It to Byrd to start business as a booKmßker. She was to pay Byrd $13 a day and to give him 15 per cent of the prorlts. She 88.1 a tnay made no money at Gravesend. but mada $300 a day at Saratoga for a week One day Byrd left her, saying he would be back soon, but he did not return. She got a warrant charging him with grand larceny. M k Alter, , , wh( appeared for Bvrd, returned to Mrs. Russell a diamond ring valued at $760 and a pair of cuff buttons which Byrd said the woman gave him. He also returned a rabbit's foot, which he declared was devoid of luck. The case was sojourned until to-morrow and Byrd was held in $1,600 bail. MRS. OBBORN-8 CHAUFFEUR HELD. James Newman, of No. 311 West 48th street, chaufTeur for Mrs. Terefa N. Osborn, a dress maker, of No. 84 West 46th street, was held yes terday in the Yorkrtlle polioo oourt In $100 ba.ll on a charge of exceeding the legal speed limit for automobiles on the West Drive of Central Park. "rcnc^ Marble Msu\tcU FrencK and Italia^ \qdvrorva TW&reepEtt! . urviorx Sq. NortK , 11 Z9 E 17* 3Tt fl Store Closes at 5:30 P. M. Confusion. Progress. Patience The Construction and Equipment of our new Wanamaker Building U a task wf sufficient difficulty. The refurnishing and reorganizing of the merchan dize sections of the old Stewart Euilding is a far greater task. Movements of stocks prevail upon every floor, and the changes are now at the zenith. All this means very great progress. In a few days we can ask your atten tion to an unmatched organization. In the meantime we ask our friends the Public to continue the kindly patience that has prevailed through the recent months. For all this consideration we are grateful debtor?. Constant and cumulative gains during a period of continuous change and confusion give proof of the community of interest between our store and our Public. We enter the second month of the Autumn business with the im petus of the trite proverb that "Nothing succeeds like meet Furniture is removed from the Stewart Building to the Wana-naker Building. Millinery — highest qualities — is rjpw on the Third floor, and trie dm sorts in the Basement — Stewart Building. In the Wanamaker Building the places of special interest are: Second Floor. The collection of Pianos has never been equaled. Third Floor. A Museum of China and Glass, Crystal Alcoves, vari ous collections of rare and ex.:! - Glass in separate rooms. You must visit both. Fur MOTOR COATS For Men and Women The Vanderbilt Cup Race on Saturday will command a tremendous ence of motorists who are already preparing for the event. Perhaps the important matter is the providing ol wand coats for personal pr have an unusually handsome collection of these fur garme: and women ; made, of course, in the correct styles, and of the ban I and most serviceable fur?. Here are a few descriptions ; Men's Motor Coats of natural muskrat, at $115 Of dyed marmot, with dyed ott?r collar, at STO. Of natural Australian wombat, at $45 and $65. Of natural Australian opossum, at $50. Of natural nutria, at $160. Russian Foal Coats with nutria collar, at $75 and $95. Of b!uck caracul, at $C 5. Of natural raccoon, at $60 to $!S5; with natural collar and cuffs, at $185. Women's Motor Coats Of dyed muskrat. at SM. Of natural muskrat skins, cut dlagonallv at $140. Of Siberian squirrel, with blu» lynx collar, •it J175. Superb A way Of Imported DRESS FABRICS Latest Colorings and Weaves Experience, taste, care, time and perfect knowledge ol .'ues — all have contributed to the selection of these beautiful material 1 * in foreign mar kets—it is a SPLENDID SHOWING of which we arc We invite you to examine it. Paris says stripes. Here they are in various widths as 1 Styles. The broadcloths are triumphant as usual. Their prestige i- unquestioned; their soft, lustrous finish, their wonderful possibilities in draping, make them favorite?. Their color values this season are wonderfully While the broadcloths are very popular there are other with them in popular favor. We have mentioned some of them ii I At $3 a yard Striped Broadcloth, in navy blue, brown and mole, with illuminated stripes. At $3 a yn.rd — Striped Broadcloths, in blue-ar.d-trrren stripe?, with line stripes of white, cardinal and gold. At $3 a yard Strlp<d,i?roadcloths. in uni form stripes of colors' and black. At S3 a yard — Stripru adclotna, in Ox ford gray mixtures Vith spaced narrow stripes of royal blue, srreen, cardinal and gray. At $3 a yard — Embroidered Figured Chev ron Stripes, in self-colored grounds, em broidered in silk leaf figures. At $3 a yar.l — Novelty Striped Cheviots, in illuminated chevron stripes, embroidered with fancy cheniUe polka dots. At $2.7.". a yard — Embroidered Silk Fig ured Stripes, in serge weave of uniform width, strtpea embroidered in silk figures. At $2.50 a yard — Fancy .Striped Suitings; color-contrasts with blaoH satin stripes. At $2.50 a yard — Striped Broadcloths, in subdued line stripos. Negligees, Dressing Sacks and Blouses Latest Arrivals from Paris The Little French Shop is always a fascinating place. The new comers, with their pretty frills, and alluring grace, add to^the dainty charms of the earlier arrivals. Skilled fingers have carried out artistic conceptions and the entrancing: results are here for you to admire. The ravishing colors and sinnotts eracc I silk, chiffon and albatross ; the cobwebby lace, "white as the birds of Fairy land"; the delicately fine embroidery of these lovely models, combine to make them irresistible to feminine eyes. The French blouses of nainsook and lawn are attractive as to style and finish — attractive as to prices, too, indeed the prices of the garments are so various, all may be satisfied. Negligees of French albatross. India silk. I French Blouses of mi In— nil gal InHK crepe de Chine or silk crepe, In blue, pink, „_. __.k_«j ■» j , , *. mauve and black: some in kimono effect; me embroidcr^ »n panels or yoke effect, trimmed with embroidery: others. Empire trimmed with Valenciennes lacs: plaited etyle. more elaborately trimmed with lace back; long: and short stmrtJ. $7.50 to $1?. and embroidery. $7 to $175. Dressing Sacks of India silk, chiffon ana Others more elaborately embroidered. lace: some flnisht with embroidered a seal- -° me tr.™™,,* ™* SS .« w . »,. loped edge, others more elaborately trimmed 80me trtmmcd **«» real lace, at tb to 5123. with embroidery and lace: low neck and Little F-ench S^eor-d foo short sleeves, or high neck and lons sleeves. | *-encn iMore. secona noo.. $8 to $00. | Fourth avenue. Stewart Building. Lillian Corsets The Finest Models Imported Their beauty, elegance and ex quisite proportions have not been ex celled. Made especially for the Wanamaker Store by the best corset-maker of Paris, they are the highest - attain ment in corset-makinp. Their smooth, flowing contour, pliant grace and comfort in wearing, make them favor ites. It is difficult to secure a fine fit of the gown if it is fashioned after some of the present styles. The Lillian overcomes all* difficulties. Wear it, and a perfect fit 13 secured. At 110— fine figured batiste; gives the lines recognized aa up-to-date, for the me dium figure. At $10— For the average figure; gives the dertned walst-llne: medium high bust and long hips. «>,^^ ll3>B i~?f? Indld1 ndldl r made aagtl r»tely shaped, and of best-wearin* coutll; for me. dlum full figures". A i •*?— H &n<l*omd model of thla season's production. It U espaoloily designed for long-walsted figures requiring extremely high bust and aemi-dlp hips. Second floor. Tenth street. fitewart Bulldlnar. JOHN WANAMAKER Formerly JL H\ 1 Stmwurt <fr Co., Broadwuy, Foarth Avenno> Eighth to Tenth Strrft*. Women s Motor Coats Of blended squirrel, at $165. Of blended marmot, at $70. Of black monkey. 3 ' inches loa with Persian lamb col!ar and cuffs, at $125. Natural Russian Foal Coats. 23 in. leng, with mstrla eoßai and cufTs». $65. Natural Russian Foal Coats, lined with Astrakhan; black lyr.x collar: at $125. Of black caracul. 53 inches long. $S5. Of black caracul; 44 inches long: collar and cuffs of natural mink, $135. Of natural Siberian calf; wild lynx collar and cuffs, at $70. Of black calf; badger collar ant cuJT3. at $70. Of natural raccoon, at $70, $SO. 530. Second floor. Broadway, Stewart Building. At SUM a yarJ— Fancy Stripei! Cheviots, in hlu^-a-;iJ-^r^en stripes. At $2.30 a yard — Fi" Striped Suitings, in narrow siripos of black-and-white mixt- Uicej, with smn':: colored cu'>e f.giirfs tm broidored in silk. At $2..">0 a yard— Striped Tailor Suiting, in 6ray-and-b!acb mixtures with narrow biark Al $2.50 a yard— Fancy Striped Chovlots. ia fancy rolor-combinaiions. *~ Ar $2.50 a yard — Fancy Striped Tailor Chniots, in chevron weaves, in finU rich colors. At $- a yard — Fi Striped Suiting; m'.xt grounds. At $2 a yard — Far.cv Striped Cheviots, in chevron weaves, in illuminated mixtures. 3 At $2 a yard — Chevron Striped Panama Clotti At $1.75 ■ yard — Fancy Striped Tailor Cheviots, in color-ni and grays. At $1.75 a yard — Mixt Striped Venetian Cloths: mixt grounds witl line stripe:, of self-color. Rotunda, Stewart BuJldinj. Carved Ivories, Bronzes and Teakwood Stools at Reduced Prices These axe some of our recent importation* that must be sold to make way for new ar rivals: tvory Carvings, a t 54.25. $8.75. H&7B. $42.50 and $62.50. from J7.30. $17.50. $87.50, SSB and $125. Bronze Vases, etc, at $5, $7.50 and 114.50, from fB, $10 ar.d 110. Teakwood Stoola. at $9. $12.30. $17.50 and $30, from $13.50. 316.50. 122.30 and U3. Basement, Wanamaker Building. Beautiful Muslin Underwear Separate Pieces Matching Sets ThU dainty underwear has token on net? charms. Always of the highest Quality M to materials." "always carefully cut and flnleht. there are thli Fall different arrange ments of frills, laces, embroideries and rib bona. which will delight Autumn brides, an 4 gtv* pleasure to women particular about muslin underwear. Xlshtffowns, at $1 to $IS. Lons Petticoats, at $1 to $23. Short Petticoats, at 500 to $:.30. Chemises, at 50a to $3.75. Corset Covers, at 500 to $•• Drawers, at 500 to $3.75. Matching Sots, of three pieces, at « » 120. Second floor. Tenth at. Stewart Building".