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TO FIGHT LIGHT TRUST.
Tom I- Johnson Interested in ' Man hattan Transit. It Is Believed. « gheehan. who, with. others, has acquired ' Jchn . ' th« Manhattan Transit Company, said control ' v would be developed . into ■ a com ■afllf**' .jr lighting trust, and In future it would P* tllor £,£ to take in transit enterprises In com • ** ' X 5 with the existing transportation companies petition it > He promised, through the improvs ** his company would Introduce In the msnu- P?nU and distribution of electricity as a power f^ Hghtinc medium, to drive gas out of the city as a U Sns n Acre ElectiJo Light and Power Com v acquired by the Manhattan Transit Com pSll> ' under its franchise, had the power to manu c: '-c electricity and »ell it between 42d and 69th 'fits and the North and East rivers, but. it was Mrred y«t-rday. had no authority to set poles V-riiuc win* for distributing purposes. So. as 01 ten in the development of independent lighting, L 'r'-nds said yesterday, the American Electrical M-aatoctarlnf Company was taken over by the i A.-re This company, under a charter from » Boa-d'of Aldermen in 1886. had power to dls rj,l.. te as veil as manufacture electricity. It was J\~,<.e of the powers conferred by these com- S^chMters that Justice Dowllng last week Mated a peremptory writ of mandamus com ndUflE the Electrical Subway Company to allow hi Long Acre company to us* the conduits held fry the former company to? laying wires under 42d ««r«t arid Seventh avenu.*. -he outline of pla,i« of the Manhattan Transit Company given by Mr. Sheeha.n yesterday was as fellows: , ad mv associates have been giving considera ve attention to a comparison of the electric service F«'tr"-the most progressive city in the worla li.lmher cities and towns of our country, and wlt v«v# been surprised to find how inadequate Si v W\« Wr.erer.s there should be a kilowatt e Sfr every ten inhabitants, this city has SLfsTuttle «nora" than one-third of this. There Si* whole di«ricts that are not only not supplied i£h electric power and light, but seem to have no Sijrediate rrospect of getting it. It is doubtful if SLrtiftine company can take care of the natural t ;.'^ of thi Wand, of their present patrons. folly netMTiß of supplying the unl.ghted field. We 'are going at this thing in an entirely new MV Ye V, Tot believe that the whole lighting ,4 -,—..• of a city as great as this should be in the ban-* of ona potation, or that it should ip«t apoa the security of one pov er house. If any •>-W fb'oj'.a happen lo that pow»i house, prac tical'? ih<oi h<o «*o!« cit >' world be thrown in dark ' We ark going to have the power subdivided to M-»h c - ejtcnt that any accident to one of our r-orer Louses w'.'.l not leopardize the city lighting a* a whole. We also are going to take advantage c' the recent tremendous improvements in electric Ulbts and apparatus for producing electricity, so that in a way we shall be creating a new era in electric lighting matter?, for we shall not be handicarpea with the problem of disposing of an •norinous amount of comparatively obsolete ap - - . ' We shall be prepared during the coming week •o' make ru*" ll '? our general plan, the most Im portant features of which I am not permitted at £re«er.t I ■'• Rive out. W. H. Knight, who has been connected with the Uanfaattao Transit Oompanv in other development protects will act ps eneineer in this new enter prise -..> ; :.t h^en ted with lighting nnd trarfit companies in various cities. Mr. Bheehan oeci'ned to ■«••<>' yesterday whether or not Tom L. JchPfon. of Cleveland, was interested In the new control of Manhattan Transit He paid that sev eral r-rrmin- nt CU'velani men 'were' lnterested. :.V\( II MOBILE XEGROES. ~Uoh Takes Assaulters from Train —Governor Could Not Act. Mobile. Oct. Forty-flr«' masked men mot Eberlff rowers, in charge of the two Negroes charged with assaults in this city, at Richardson Switch, three miles north of Mobile on the Southern Railway, took his prisoners from him an'! harmed them on the spot. No others were hurt. The Negroes had been taken to Birming ham for safe keeping, and were being brought to Mobile for trial. Birmingham. Ala., Oct. — A special dispatch from Montgomery says that Governor Jelks this t!iemoon-made public the .correspondence pasa* its between himself and the Sheriff and citizens ' o' = Mobile County In explanation of why the HBtkwas •■'•' sent to Mobile with. the negroes Thompson arid Robinson, lynched near that city :o-6»T- The Governor admit? receiving a tele gram from members of the Mobile bar last night jskinf that military be furnished, and makes public the telegram he sent in reply, stating that soldiers would be put on the train when It reached Montgomery. The correspondence shows that a telegram was feat to Birmingham lest night ordering Sheriff Powers to bring th«» prisoners by way of Mont gomery, but that this telegram was not deliv ered ta'time to reach the Sheriff before he left '— Mobile by way of Selma. The Governor asserts that he would have placed soldiers aboard the train had it come by say of Montgomery. Ts make sure that you will be able to vote against demagogitm, be sure to register to-mor mm. You may be ill on the other days. DESTBUCTTON OF HOOK MOUNTAIN. Blasting Goes On Despite Passage of Wain wriglit Bill. The Int'rFtate Palisade Par* Commission has recently called the attention of the public to the fart that tl ' destruction of Hook Mountain by Quarries is still going on. despite the passage of the wsJr.wrteht Mil by the Legislature last spring. This bill empowers the commission to acquire the lands adjacent to the west bank of the Hudson River, from Piermor.t to Stony Point, as a continua tion of the original territory designed to comprise Mhaoea Park, namely, from Fort L«ee, following the line of the. Palisades, northward to Piermont. This additional land must be acquired by purchase. Slid the commissioa is already in possession of a considerable portlaa of the fund* necessary. The actual purchase ha» yet to be made, and before this can be done titUit to el. of th« tracts Included mutt be searched and established. Thi* work has : **' in progress by th« Interstate Palisade Park Commission since the passage of the Walnwright -•'■'■ last spring, but Is not nearly completed. Tho Process Involves considerable expense and labor, and In the mean time th» Hook Mountain quarries are £&•:;.- blasting away hundreds of tons of rocJc from the river lace of Hook Mountain and are Irreparably disfiguring that landmark. INDICTED FOR ALLEGED FELONT. Mayor Led Police Who Tore Up Tracks of Burlington and Milwaukee Roads. * Rock Island, in.. Oct. 6.— Mayor G. W. Mo- was *ndicfed by a grand jury to-day, th« charge being Inciting others to destroy rail- W *T property. The Mayor led the pollc* in track t «aririg operations against the Burlington and **'-l*auk*is roadt in this city. The offence con- a felony In Illinois* John Looney and I Stanley, owners of local newspppers, were ■ 'iletf-d for criminal libel as the result of pub • -:«hrt attacks on State's Attorney J. K. Scott. wireless for old DOMINION FLEET. - •'•« old Dominion Line yesterday closed negotia~ ''"-• with th« Atlantic Do Forest Wireless Com- J *'y for th* installation of th« wireless system on ■^c eteaicers Hamilton. Princess Anne, Jamestown ;„,? J«fferson. plying between New York and Nor •£'*• The apparatus will be placed en board the "••Pt lnJTOe<liate:r There's a Reason for Grape-Nuts RENSSELAER FIRES WEPT. Twenty-seven Families Homeless— Property Damage of $125,000. Albany Oct. 0.-Twenty-f our dwelling houses destroyed, twenty-seven families practically *"?- l^' T a property damage of about $Uo.«00. only a quarter of which is covered by insurance, summarizes the results. of a spectacu lar and disastrous conflagration which visited Rensselaer. Just across the river, to-night, and at one time threatened to wipe out the entire lower end of the city. As it va «. two tenement blocks and several leo houses were burned, and only the combined efforts of the Rensselaer Al bany and Troy fire departments succeeded in staying the progress of the blaze. The fire was discovered in a hay shed on the river front about 6 o'clock, but before the fire men arrived it had gained great headway ' A west wind blowing thirty-two miles an hour fanned the flames into a fury, and adjoining ice houses were soon illuminating the heavens The reflection could be seen for miles around Thou sands went over the bridges, while the' Albany shore was packed with spectators ~«"«»y The fir spread east toward the residential section of the city, and in a comparatively short time had crossed Broadway, the main street, and was working its way up both sides of that thoroughfare. Calls for assistance were sent to Albany and Troy, and several fire companies from each city responded. Families living in the path of the fire seized wearing apparel and what household effects they could carry an.l fled to tho homes of friends. The majority of those whose homes were de stroyed were working people, and their losses will be especially hard to hear. After nearly five hours' strenuous labor the firemen gained control, but not before a large territory had been burned. The police believe the fire was of incendiary origin. TO WITHDRA W COAL LAXD Report That President Will Take Temporary Action. Washington. Oct. 6 — 1\ is understood that the President has finally made up his mind to with draw all of the coal lands not already taken up from entry under the, land laws of the Unite! Ptatpp. Th^ expectation is that he will, by a special message, request Congress to change the statutes, bu; that meanwhile he will himself temporarily withdraw the coal lands from fur ther entry. It is stated, however, that before the with drawal can take place the Geological Survey must determine exactly which arp the coal lands of the country, as a basis for the order. The Republican party expects every man — not only every Republican, but every citizen — to do his duty on Election Day. and that duty cannot be fulfilled unless you begin it on next Monday, for ycu cannot vote unless you register. — Her bert Parsons, nt Carnegie Hall. SAY MUTUAL BROKE LAW. PnlicifhnJdcr.t Declare Official Bal lots Were Delayed. George R. Scnigham. the international policy holders' commitMfe's manager, sent a circular letter yesterday to every state Insurance super intendent In the Union, charging the Mutual Life with pending out "administration" ballots only, in advance of the "official" ballots, in de fiance of the Armstrong law. Mr. Pcrugham rinks the state insurance officials to prevent the agents' u=e cf these slips. The law provides that an official ballot shall be mailed on or before October 18. According to the committee's manager, the company Is de laying the mailing of the official ballots contain ing all three tickets until the last moment, send ing out in the mean time, through its agents, a ipSclally prepared ballot headed "Ballot for Trustees." and containing the names of the ad ministration nominees only. This Mr. Scrugham characterizes as a political trick, carried out at vast expense to the poli. yhoiders. Mr. Scrugham says also that the law requires the placing of the policy number on each ballot to safeguard thf- ballot, but that the company, again at the policyholders" expense, nan made stencil slips of the policyholders' names and addresses, and having placed the policy numbers on them, has sent thousands of the slips to their agents to assist them in canvassing for votes. De Lancey Nlcoll. his counsel, disavowed any knowledge yesterday of the probable date of the return to this country of Richard A. McCurdy, ex-president of the Mutual. Robert H. McCurdy. his son. arrived here on I^a Touraine on Friday, as told in yesterday^ Tribune, his return being unknown even to his counsel and closest friends. Mr McCurdy, who, with his father, is a de fendant in suits now pending by the Mutual, and involving millions of dollars, spent the day at bis Morrlstown I Friends of President Peabody of this company expressed the belief that Mr Peabody would not obey the "summons" of Commissioner Prewitt. of Kentucky, to appear In the Blue Grass Btat« and explain the dismissal of Colonel Brucoa Hindman. EQUITABLE INVESTS IN PITTSBTTCG. President Morton, It Is Said, Puts Large Sums in Mortgage Loans. In pursuance of his policy of investing the com pany's funds in communities which contribute large premiums. President Morton of the Equitable, it Is understood, has invested 52.000.0W within the last two weeks In Plttsburg mortgage loans. Further investments in the » an 2 e -.J o *?su an 4a n 4 amounting; to between SIO/H* 000 ar,(i_ $15,000,000. are '"The^ompany 'invested a further $750,000 in similar "ATOpfe™ ths? tffe^nUnuance of this policy will cause great Interest an.l comment in insurance circles and among real estate dealers in this city. SCHMITZ BLAMES UNIONS. Wages in San Francisco Might Be Higher, Says Mayor. •Without being too optimistic ' said Mayor Bchmite of San Francisco yesterday. "I should say it would take Pan Francisco about ten years to rebuild." Mayor S<-hmitz Is staying at the Waldorf for three days on his way to Europe, where he ex perts to confer with those German and Austrian insurance companies which have, so far refused to pay up their insurance on San Francisco property. Before becoming Mayor of San Francisco Mr. 6chmitz was president of the Mueiclans' Union. Asked about labor conditions in San Francisco, Mayor Scnmltx replied: Wages would be much higher if It wasn't for th» unions Shortly after the fire the building trades union* met in council and decided not to raise their wa«e scales Only in exceptional cases have indi vidual unions refused to listen to this advice from the Building Trades Council. It Is true that wage* In the building trades axe probably higher in San Francisco than in any other city of the country. This Is not the fault of tlie unions, but of the rin« In renrs Rents are £0 per cent higher than before the lire' Then. also, there is a much greater de mand for skilled mechanics, especially thofi« needed in DUtting up Btoel framed buildings, than there is • n available supply. lint contractor! are only takine contracts on the percentage basis, and art willing to pay high wages. In all probability rents have now reached their high water mark, owing to the very rapid erection of temporary dwellings, and with the flu in rents w a cos will resume their nia level Tho wages paid builders now are much bSber than the union rates. f bring with me to the People of New York City, on/i «(.ne,ciaUy to the Chamber of Commerce, the Wrtfeft gratitude of the people of Han Francisco tor the generous way in which this city responded In tneliSur It distress. WILL PROBE MITCHELL CHARGES. Farm Tan, N- T.. Oct. 6.— The committee appoint ed by the Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church to Investigate the \ .-..« of heresy against Professor F. G. Mitchell, t T«rn', w-b announced to-day. It consists of fL B Re\ G li Huttings. R. 1». Munger. S. F. Ranrfrd PeWltt 8 Hooker. E. M. Mills. I. Eut wood aid McKendree Shaw. Every Republican is expected to do his duty , po nß.n 8 . To do this he must be registered. To-m'crrow'is the firat day of regittrat.on. ITEW-YORK DAILY TBlßtfNte. BTJXDAY. OCTOBER T. 1906. A, Jaeckel & Co FURRIERS and IMPORTERS Present for inspection the following superb collection ol Silver Fox pronounced by Fashion the Fur of the Season Made up in the most attractive manner or separate skins for selection. OXE SET, containing three perfectly matched a, skins, Muff and Stole, $1,200 ONE SET, containing three perfectly matched _ __. A skins, Muff and Stole, 1,800 ONE SET, containing three perfectly matched _ _._ skins, Muff and Stole, 2,200 ONE SET. containing three perfectly matched ± zf)() skins. Muff and Stole. *.OUV OXE SET of raree Black Fox, containing three <r xqq perfectly matched skins, Muff and Stole, ' OXE SET of rare Black Fox, containing three in Zftft perfectly matched skins, Muff and Stole, iv,ovv Furs for Street, Carriage and Motor Wear. 37 UNION SQUARE (West) BEST&<£ Girls' and Misses' Fall Suits & Dresses Shown in a select variety of graceful models, appropriate materials and seasonable shades. Specially designed for girlish figures and distinguished by perfect fit and fine tailoring. We are show ing many Exclusive Styles in Fall Suits, Coats and Wraps and original models from our own designers. 60-62 West 23d Street. OFFERINGS AT THE STORES. FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONSULT THE ADVERTISE MENTS OF TO-DAY'S ISSUE. R. H. MULCT & CO., Broadway, between 34th and 35th streets, call attention to a Bale of staple and novelty silks, women's siltc waists, lining fabrics, women's fall and winter shoes, furs and fur lined garments, suits and coats, blankets, bedspreads, portieres, couch covers and table covers. On Tues day they will have a special sale of pillow cases, broadcioths, women's hats, waists, children's school coats and short kimonos for women. They also offer special Inducements in Oriental rugs and India and Ceylon teas. EHRICH BROTHERS. Sixth avenue and 2Sd street, have prepared a sale this week of laces and women's kid gloves. BLOOMINCrDJU^F/S. Third avsnue. between 59th and 60th streets, invite attention to a sale of autumn millinery. Oriental rugs and carpets. HACKETT, CARHART & CO.. Broadway and 13th street, will have a sale of tailored garments, furs and fur lined coats. }•-. W. EVERS. Fourth avenue, between 18th and 19th streets, offers special value* this week In dining room furniture. HEARN. West 14th street, announces the fall sale of curtains, women's broadcloth suits, silks and dress goods. fur» and apparel for Infants, and rails attention to a special sale of Axmlnst*r rugs, em broidered flannel?, automobile coata. misses' dress skirts, women's corsets and trimmsd hats. THE SIMPSON-CRAWFORD COMPANY. Sixth avenue, l*th to 20th ■treat, offers & saJ» of dress hats for women, silks, mink fur*, leather goods, gold jewelry, portiere, and curtain.. SAKS ft CO.. Hsrald Square, Invite attention to a sale of fall a*" l nteT garments for women. They will also have a special sale of furs. BHEPPARD KNAPP & CO., Sixth avenue, be tween 13th and l«h ■treeU, have prepared a sale this week of Oriental rugs and Persian and Indian caroeta. A VANTJNE. Broadway, between IRth and Ifch streets. Is now displaying evening gnwns. He ulao invites attention to a sale of Oriental ruga. SIEOEL-COOPER COMPANY. Sixth avenue. 18th to 19th street, are offering special values in fall suits and gloves in all makes and colors. A. D. MATTHEWS' SONS. Brooklyn, will have a sale this week of silk hats, women's coata. suits and skirts. ABRAHAM & STRAUS. Brooklyn, advertise a sale of women's Jackets, eilk umbrellas, sacques. shawls and skirts, hemmed sheets and pillow cases and untrimmed hats for women, misses and chil dren STERN BROTHERS. West 23d street, announce their autumn sale of fur gnrments. women's tailor made walking skirts, waists, young men's, boys' and Juvenile apparel, lace curtains and upholstery fabrics. They also direct attention to a sale of decorative llnent, dress fabric* and laces. LORD A TAYLOR. Broadway and 10th street. Fifth avenue and ISth street, beginning to-morrow, offer special values In rugs, muslin underwear and petticoats. They are also exhibiting Reynter's kid glove*, and have prepared a special sale of women's suits and coats. ARNHEIM, Broadway and 9th street, offer in ducements in their combination full dress suits with tuxedo coat. BEST 6 CO.. West 23d street, direct attention to a sale of children's wear. They also offer special values in girls' and misses' fall suits and dresses. B. ALTMAN & CO . 19th street and Sixth ave nue, beginning to-morrow and Tuesday, will have a sale of portieres, bed sets and curtains, up holstery fabrics, men's and women's motor apparel and black or white hosiery. A. JAECJCEL. A CO.. No. 37 Union Square West, announce a sale of furs for street, carnage and motor wear. HIOGINB & BETTER, West 21st and 22d streets, offer a sale of wedding gift*, including wedding glass and china. In silk and satin canes. ARNOLD. CONSTABLE * CO.. Broadway and 19th street. Invite attention to a special sale of carpets. Oriental and domestic rugs, upholstery fabrics, lace hangings and bed sets. 1. Aitman & (To. STORE WILL REMAIN OPEN DAILY UNTIL SIX P. M. jwwm. ~. ~ «« , -.■. ■■ '»*-m ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY. OCTOBER BTH AND 9TH. .~\ A SALE WILL BE HELD WHEN PORTIERES, LACE BED SETS AND LACE CURTAINS. WILL BE OFFERED AT VERY MUCH BELOW REGULAR PRICES. AS FOLLOWS: Reversible Portieres; regular price $19.50 per pair, at $14.50 Lace Bed Sets; regular prices $ 1 6.50 to $22.00 per set, at 1 3.50 Lace Curtains of French Point Arabe; regular price $45.00 per pair, at $28.00 Lace Curtains of Marie Antoinette and Irish Point, also Madras Curtains; regular prices $6.50 to $7.50 per pair, at $4.75 Draught Screens of Burlap with oak frames; formerly $8.00 4.75 LACE DRAPERIES AND UPHOLSTERY FABRICS. Fine fabrics for Interior Decorations, including Satin Damask. Velour de Gene, Brocades, Lampas, Damas Broche, Velour Faconne, Wool Tapestries, etc, in a large variety of designs embracing the principal decorative periods. Plain fabrics in silk velour. velvet, satin, armure and rep, for portieres, etc Also selections of Portieres ready to hang. Lace Draperies, including long and sash curtain*, bonne femme and drop curtains in the various French hand-made and Swiss laces. SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR THE MAKING TO ORDER OF IN TERIOR DRAPERIES. ESTIMATES AND DESIGNS FURNISHED. MEN'S AND WOMEN'S MOTOR APPAREL COMPREHENSIVE SELECTIONS OF GARMENTS AND OTHER ARTICLES OF DRESS ADAPTED TO THE .-. NEEDS OF THE SEASON. y Women's Motor Coats in new models, made of double-faced cloth, Scotch tweeds, covert and cheviot, satin rubber, leather, etc., in cluding fur-trimmed style*. Garments made entirely of the furs best adapted for automobile service. Motor Caps, Hoods and Veils, Gloves, etc Men's Touring Coats of furs and heavy wool fabrics. Fur and Fur lined Gloves. Angora Coats and Veits. Knitted Silk Mufflers. SHAWLS. RUGS AND ROBES; AUTOMOBILE CLOCKS. TEA HAMPERS OF WICKER OR LEATHER; FLASKS. DRINKING CUPS. ETC A SALE OF HAND-MADE BRUSSELS LACES . WILL BE HELD. BEGINNING MONDAY. OCTOBER BTH. AND EMBRACING THE FOLLOWING STYLES: Duchesse Laces, regular prices $2.50 to 12.75, at $1.65, 1.90. 2.50 to 8.50 per yard Point Applique Laces, regular prices .00 to 4.50. at 68c, $1.10. 1 .65 to 2.90 per yard Bruges Laces, regular prices $1.25 to 6.75, at 85c, $1.35, 1.90 to 4.85 per yard On Monday and Tuesday, October Bth and 9th, A SHIPMENT OF IMPORTED LADIES' CLOTH. CON SISTING OF SEVERAL THOUSAND YARDS. IN A LARGE VARIETY OF PASTEL AND STREET SHADES. INCLUDING WHITE AND IVORY. WILL BE PLACED ON SALE AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF . ' . $1.50 PER YARD. (Rear of Rotunda, First Floor.) WOMEN'S BLACK OR WHITE SILK HOSIERY. PLAIN AND EMBROIDERED. WILL BE OFFERED AT VERY ATTRACTIVE PRICES. ON MONDAY. OCTOBER BTH, AS FOLLOWS: Plain Black Silk Hose. $1.35 per pair $3.75 per box of Six pairs Black or White Silk Hose, plain or openwork styles with embroidery, $2.75, 3.50, 4.50, 6.00, 7.50 and upward. DISTINCTIVE FURNITURE FOR THE LIBRARY. As a study in the major tonea or Brown and Red our ex hibit ot Ola Oaken Furniture for the Library provides an atmosphere or tubtle meaning and strong character. The color motive — old Brown Oak and enmsoa up holstery — in the form or Tables, So'a* and Churs. prove a beautiful theme tor this important room. Grand Rapids Furniture Company (Incorporated) 34 and 36 West 32c! Street Between Broadway and Fifth Avcnut STEAMER BERMUDIAN FLOATED. The Quebec Steamship Company's steamer Ber mudlan, which ran aground on Friday on th« mud Mats south of the new breakwater at Governor's Island, was pulled off Into deep water at full tide yesterday by a fleet of six tugs and two atea«a lighters. She then went to her dock at C%rtstophat street. A superficial examination Indicated trial the Bermudlan was uninjured. Captain P. J. Fraser said: he wua forced aground in dodgtag i schooner. 5