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Calh King Committee Clwrgcs Clap
trap — Criticises Judiciary.
[Ky Tfl»rniph to The Trib'jne.l
Elizabethtown. N. V.. May 28. — Uafas; the
oratorical weapons, repartee, wit, humor, sar
casm, ridicule and irony in his characteristic
manner. District Mtorney Jerome fummf-d up
bfi defence against the King committee
charpes in the old Essex County Court House
kf>re to-day in such aggressive fashion as to
.-tar?> h's auditors. In a voice vibrating from
emotion he declared that it was indeed hard
that he who had devoted the sixteen best years
of his life to the public weal should be forced
by Governor Hujrhes to dignify the •'claptrap"
charges of the Kine committee by spending
six weeks of his time to answer them. Sar
osatsca>y he said that he had no doubt that
ths Governor thought it was better for him
that matters of this kind should be ventilated.
Ironically he declared he appreciated this gift
of the Governor"!?, that he "appreciated the fact
that in the height of the labors that are cast
upon him by the duties of his difficult position
he i mbM be forced to give so much of his time
to clear himself of charges similar to ones which
f-.rmer Governor Odell, one of his greatest pub
lic enemies, Ignored."
Once ag-ain Mr. Jerome criticised the Judiciary
of New York City. He told Commissioner
Hand that he could have no idea what a cow
ardly lot they were. He charged them with
being afraid to act Pisjliosljl and said thej' were
dominated by the yellow Journals of New Tork
"XVhy, only recently a Justice of the Supreme
Court crumpled up like a sick cat because he
■raa attacked by the yellow press." Mr. Jerome
Acain the District Attorney gave his opinion
of Judge (now Justice) Seabury's conduct of the
Ambrose F. McCabe case.
"I withdrew from the cause beeanse I thought
he -ova* acting like a cad, and he was." said the
District Attorney. "There was no reason war I
Fhould stay there and pee the humiliating spec
tacle of a court playing 50 openly and brazenly
ta the yellow journal? "
Justice Goff and Judges O'Sullivan and Bn
talsky were the other members of the Judiciary
that Mr. Jerome, paid his respects to. James W.
Osborne. William F. King and Franklin Pierce
were the marks for particularly bitter attack? by
Mr. Jerome. He charged Mr. Osborn« with
violating Ms oath as Deputy Attorney General
t" anack him CJevoaae). the man who had be
rtsrnlmi him. Mr. King he styled as "a milker
of corporations," and in reference to Mr. P erce,
among many other thtagß. he remarked. "You
cart make a silk purse out of a cow's ear.**
DaeVJOBBBfII hfeaadf against the King charges.
Jerome sa:d. was like "nchTine with felly fish."
William Randolph Hearst was also an object
for the District Attorney's attack, and oh more
than BBS ooooasoB) he made merry -with the
leader of the so-called third party.
Mr Jerome thc-n took up at great length the
matter of the investigation into the methods of
the American Ice Company.
"At the most, your honor." said Mr. Jerome.
*'if it transpires that I erred in the Ice Trust
matter. it can only be an error of judgment on
mv part. If every time an official makes an
error of li:dgm«rt ha is to-be removed, think,
your honor, how rapidly the ranks of Supreme
Court justices would be decimated, for is it not
true that ther* are no foatfcea of any experience
i>r : have not been reversed again and again?"
"Regarding the fourth charge, which relates to
the probability of indictment and conviction of
Ambrose F. McCabe for a Felony in the Eichner
caae," Mr. Jerome said, "I hope this fourth
charge won't be regarded as serious, as it would
In that case require the immediate removal of
Governor Hashes** pwent legal adviser, who.
£<. my sssistani tt that time, had charge of this
Regarding the charge that be had refused to
advise the grand jury to indict George W. Per
ktaa in the so-called $50,000 political contribu
tion sase Mr. Jerome spoke at l«>r.gth.
"I tried to pet a fndlcial decision in the mat
••• said Mr. Jerome. "Judge O'Sullivan re
f'js€*3 to take it up and decide It. He said, 'Co
ccc Justice GMC." I did not want to fro before
Justice Goff for reason? which are irrevelant
here, but If called upon I can quickly give
them. n c judiciary of New York City was as
scared v anybody in New York, became it was,
on one hand, J. P. Morgan's partner, and. on the
other hand, the yellow Journals were yamming
and yowling. I say, your honor, that there has
be*-ri no more humiliating spectacle In the his
tory «C this uomiU> since the days of the boodle
rxnen of IS>4."
Mr. fcHMIW said ih«re was no rule of law by
■which he could have brought John A. McCall's
evidence before th«» Armstrong committee to
th" attention of a grand jury- "I have been
called a liar and charged with not being a Hood
hoosd and many other awful things, but there
has never been even an insinuation that I have
a dollar in the world fxept what I have re
ceived as salary."
Mr. Jerome finished bis direct summing up
this afternoon, and. following the line of pro
osflure Mnmended by Commissioner Hand,
Mr. Pierce tefll Bum up to-morrow. Then Mr.
J^rorre will sum up in rebuttal, after which Mr.
Pierce ■m fo!'ow «->j:v Each *ide will then have
t*r days In which to file a "finding of facts,"
v h:>h win close the r ase
The furnmlng up was an event in the history
Gf Eliza • itown, a pkAupesqne village nestling
Ja • -a lofty E-'-een dad biUs of the Adirondscks.
■Jerome je here." was the remark on every one's
•-ps Them was evidently magic in the name,
for every one appeared ansJous to r - r - and hear
the New York District Attorney. Several shops
--.-, . -„,; for the day. that then- proprietors
—•ght hear the arguments.
Franklin Pierce Submits Brief for
Kinsr Committee.
Dirabethtown. N. V.. May V,.— Franklin Pierce,
rr ''ir.t,t-\ lor the K.r.f committee, attacked the
l'isirlrt am ••/.• v sad Ui .-Lsfistants Jn a. Bcrce
manner in the brief which lie FutTiiitJed t«» Com
miwkine.- Hand, Biunming up '" *-vid<nce t: ' n
lT > Hie m-arlns of the charge*, lie r- to-day.
B« rharfd Mr. Jercm« srftn acting as counsel
*■•* Thomas F. Ryan. r,*org» W. px rfcJns. H. 11.
and other -„ noa and Insurance men, in
n«ad nf acting as oouns^l for lie people. n<
«-h«ra<-1< rizf-d tlie District Attorney* actions dur
3*« r.'.m t^rond term of asßoa .-(- rormuuc a •'"
"r-Talir-ing and dHiafing ' wnple to th*? roatn of
'h* city. e i«t« and nation. Sir. Pierce asserted
■■.„. . f M l«-ss than a ccore of Ms acts or
'ailvr^s to met In JtsHf shr.uM be sufficient cause
tor *k» District Attorney** removal.
*ssi«ant District Attorney Smyth lisa 'ame in
-'or „ jtm im—iiui ot condemnation ■■ Mr.
nfi bands, rc^cially in regard to the way he.
tfc* Metropolitan jury bribing cases.
Tfa. f: . 2 ter tof th. brief is devoted to sum-
Mag as tr.e evidence in connection with the jur,
v-r!trxv -r!trx c*-es. vhiefe Mr Pierce —idtaflj cons:d?rei
t«=tl..:.-C on n~*'d D««%i '' ~
ro. mor rl::^\^^t^^ YORK, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1908.-FOURTEEN PAGES.- Th^;^ ,^;,^.
(rives Dinner at Hotel Plaza for
Intimate Friends.
A dinner given by Mrs. Hetty Green for a
party of friends in the state apartments at the
Hotel Plaza last night caused some excitement
and much speculation. It was the first formal
dinner which Mrs. Green has given in years,
also the most elaborate. It consisted of eight
courses and there were four kinds of wine
served with It. Among the guests who were
invited to the dinner were Rear Admiral George
E. Ide and Mrs. Ide. Mrs. Philip Livingston.
Mr. and Mrs. Howland Pell. Mr. and Mrs.
Amory Fibley Carhart. Mrs. Louis T. Hoyt, Mr.
and Mrs. Amns F. Eno and Bhipley Jones.
Mrs. Green and her daughter Sylvia were the
hostesses. The dinner lasted until midnight.
No particular reason for the dinner could he
found, but one of Mrs. Green's friends intimated
that it was for her daughter. Another friend at
the dinner said that the reason Mrs. Grpcn left
Hoboken was that she feared an attack by an
All of the guests at last night's dinner were
old friends of Mrs. Green and her daughter, and
it is understood that the dinner is the first of a
perils of dinners and entertainments which Mrs.
Green will give.
Added to the List of Prohibition
States by 40,000 Majority.
Raleigh. X. C. May °A — The majority for pro
hibition in North Carolina is upward of forty
thousand, and it is possible it may reach fifty
thousand. This is based on figures and esti
mates furnished the state prohibition headquar
Buncombe County, in which Ashevllle Is lo
cated, will give about three thousand majority
for the dry ticket. The election was conducted
quietly and there was no trouble at the polls.
Baton Rouge. La, May 26.— Two bills to regu
late the liquor traffic were introduced in the
Louisiana Legislature to-day. In the Senate a
state wide, prohibition bill was introduced, and
in the House a high license bill prohibiting wom
en from serving drinks and whites and negroes
from drinking in the same bars.
Car • Leaving Races Crashes Into
Funeral Coach, Injuring Five.
Five persons, including a baby, had a narrow
escape from death early last evening when their
coach, which was returning from a funeral at
Mount Hope Cemetery. Newton. Long Island,
was struck by an automobile at Betts and
Thompson avenues. Long Island City. There
wera several persons in the automobile return
ing from the races, hut all escaped injury- The
injured persons in the coach were:
GILBERT. Mr. and Mrs Arthur and their baby. Mar
garet/ of Nn 424 Ewt 34th Ftreet; all suffered
abrasion* and contusions about head and face.
O'GR^FF, Patrick, driver of the coach. <T No i*z
First avtnue. rpralned left ankle and cut about
f-f -E N'PTEIN. Miss Mary, of No, 210 East 85th
street: cut about face and legrs.
The passengers after being attended by physi
cians of St. John's Hospital were all able to go
to their homes.
Where the accident happened Ehrubbery shuts
off the view of Thompson avenue from Betts
avenue. Just as he was about to cross Betts
avenue, according to Robert Pmith. ihe chauf
feur, living at No. 675 Manhattan avenue.
Brooklyn, he blew his horn several times.
O'Graff. however, said that he neither saw nor
heard anything as he was about to cross Thomp
son avenue. The occupants of the automobile
and coach were taken to the Astoria police sta
tion, and after the drivers had told their stories
T n ibp judge Smith was locked up on a charge of
reckless driving.
Alleged Burglar Found When Ten
ant Tries to Loner Garbage Can.
Called to Mrs. Rachel Jacom's apartments, at
No -M- East 84th street, yesterday afternoon,
Bexgeant Gargan <md Patrolman Spellman. of
the East SBth street station, surprised two men
who. according to the policemen, were ransack
ing the apartments. One fled to the basement
and the other, who said he was Joseph Stein,
twenty-three years old and without a home, was
captured. Gargan and Spellman searched the
basement thoroughly, and decided that the other
burglar had gone out of a rear door and escaped
by lumpine over some high fences In the back
About this time a woman on the top floor, who
was in ignorance of the attempted burglary,
wanted to lower pome garbage by the dumb-
IPa ftier She pulled at the rope, and found that
Tb<* waiter was so heavily loaded that she
ooukl not budge it. Thinking that it might b«>
broken, she hurried to the basement to inform
the janitor More than a hundred persons and
t^o policemen were there, and when she told of
her trouble Sergeant Gargan rushed for the
fourth floor. "Let down, there" 1 he called
through the waiter opening. "If you don't TU
cut the rope."
The waiter descended slowly to the basement.
and a young fellow, who said h« was Bernard
Rooner. eighteen years old. an electrician, of No.
I<V> East 12<*>Th street, crawled out. He and
Stein were looked up on a charge of burglary
When searched Rooner's pockets were found
T<-> contain two gold watches, a fob and chain
and $4 in money. One of the waiche,s was
identified by Mrs. Jacobs as her property.
Retired Real Estate Operator
Knocked Down by Negro Rider.
As a result of the shock he received earlier in
the day, when lie was knocked down and run
over l.y a bicycle at Lenox avenue and 116 th
street. Jacob Joseph, a retired real estate opera
tor, «Ji- 'l last ninht at his home, No. f» West
144 th street Glen Campbell, a fifteen-year-old
nesro. living at No. VA West 13(>th street, who
ran over Mr. Joseph, was locked up in the Ka*t
lOtth Btreet station on the technical charge of
Both were thrown to the street and w«re
picked up Bnconscious.but after receiving nied
ical aid were able to go to their homes.
Ai>out 10 o'clock i>r. Max Btern, of No. .so
West 114 th Btreet. received a hurry call from
Mr. Josepp'a home, but was unable to save his
life. The physician Bald that death was due to
bead disease and shock.
Rochester. May >> -Anathsi ba.i break occurred
In'th* Erin Canal about a mile and a half we«l of
Fairpovt. this afternoon, when th- wall of th' canal,
a hundred feet wide and nine feet deep. «*ai washed
away. Tne break Is In a sixteen mile level, and It
■• Ul laJte •crt*. days to rewalr tbe <Uina«e.
Races Limited and Disqualifications
Threatened by A. A. A.
The American Automobile Association threw
down the gauntlet to the Automobile Club of
America at a meeting of the racing board of
the former association, at No. 437 Fifth avenue,
yesterday, and. so far as can be judged, the
fight is on for the control of automobile racing
and touring contests in this country. The pro
tests from the French and English clubs con
concerning the rules for the Vanderbilt Cup race
were not acjed upon, as not being properly pre
sented, and a resolution was adopted calling the
attention of foreign dubs to this fact. Another
resolution was adopted by which the American
Automobile Association limits the number of con
tests and plans to disqualify manufacturers and
drivers who take part in any race not sanc
tioned by that association. This i 3 aimed at
the proposed international race under the con
trol of the Automobile Club of America.
The meeting was largely attended, and it was
formally announced that the Vanderbilt Cup
race would be held this year and that the date
and course will be settled before July 1.
Jefferson De Mont Thompson opened the meet
ing by presenting to the board the protests
through the Automobile Club of America from
the Automobile Club of France and the Roya!
Automobile Club of England against the rules
for the Vanderbilt Cup race. At the request
of "William K. Vanderbilt, jr.. attention was
called to a letter written by him to Mr. Thomp
son, which said, in part:
Th* stand tak«>n by the French club is most
unreasonable, seeing that for the last three years
it has not recognized the Vanderbilt Cup. and the
letter to this effect Introduced at this time would,
l" think, be a reminder that it has refused to par
ticipate in this event for reasons known only to
itself At the same time, the association was never
asked to s*nd its representative to the Ostend ™?et-
Inc held on July 15. 1907. and the minutes or tn°
meetings of tho American Automobile Association
do not refer to any power having been vested in
the Automobile Club of America to accept on be
half of the American Automobile Association any
resolutions adopted nt this conference.
I also wish to bring to your notice the fact that
when I presented the cup to the American Auto
mobile Association it was with the intention Of
Eivine the American automobile, manufacturers a
chance at competing against foreign cars. in a
race to b^ held in this country, a contest much
needed herr. and one that I thought would tend to
raise the standard r.t American cars T believe it Is
the universal opinion of those interested in the
Fporr that the ' above stated facts have been
a °lt ls now. in my opinion, the time for us tn
notify the French club of these facts and receive
proper recognition by them.
After a full discussion of the protests the fol
lowing resolution was offered by Mr. Vander
bilt. seconded by Mr. Graves and unanimously
Resolved, That Jefferson De Mont^Oiompson.Hhe
chairman of this board and of ■ the \ anderbilt ( up
Commission, be. • instructed to notify the corre
sponding boards or committees of the represAnta
tfve automobile associations and clubs ottor^gn
countries that the Automobile Club of America Is
c local club, situated in the city of New I _ork.
without national functions or jurisdiction and _
That all communications concerning national or
international affairs must be addrwseo to the
race for 190$ are concerned, on receiving a commu
nication direct from any foreign association or
clSb concerning eh rates, this board will give
such communication prompt and courteous consid
Mr. Thompson then called upon President
Hotchkiss to address the board on certain ques
tions of national and international policy, and
after a full discussion the following resolution,
offered by E. R- Thomas and seconded by Mr.
Vanderbilt, who stated that he cordially sup
ported the policy of the association in prevent
ing outlaw contests, was unanimously adopted:
Resolved. That the chairman of this board b« di
rected to notify all foreign and American clubs and
associations, as well as all foreign and American
manufacturers, that the American Automobile As
sociation, the national governing body in the T'nited
States, will hereafter annually sanction three na
tional or international events, namely, the vander
bilt Curt race for racing cars, the annual touring
contest'for the Glidden and other trophies and the
De Mont Thompson Cup contest for stock cars; and
That in accordance with an understanding
between the American Automobile Association,
the National Association of Automobile Man
ufacturers and the American Motor Car Manu
facturers' Association as represented in a central
conference committee of the three bodies, tne
American Automobile Association will enforce the
sanctioning privilege thus committed to it by dis
qualifying from further contests under Its sanc
tion all manufacturers, both foreign ajid American,
and ail drivers of whatsoever nationality partici
pating in any race or contest for which a. sanction
shall he refused or, after notice, witnheld: and
That the ajbove resolution Is not intended to
affect local events and those not national or in
ternational in their character, except that eanc
tions must be applied therefor to th» American
Automobile Association.
The effect of this resolution will be to limit
national or international contests in the United
States to three events, and to require all clubs
and promoters of racing, hill climbing, endur
ance and touring contests of a local character to
apply for sanctions to the American Automobile
Association. Outlaw contests will be penalized
by disqualifying entrants and their drivers from
all future contests sanctioned by the American
Automobile Association. This action is taken in
accordance with the agreement between the
American Automobile Association and the manu
facturing bodies mentioned, and is intended not
only to put racing and other contests absolutely
In the hands of the American Automobile As
sociation, but to keep the number of automobile
contests within proper bounds.
Upon motion of A. L. Riker, seconded by E. R.
Thomas. Mr. Thompson was authorized to name
a committee to prepare the entry blanks for the
Vanderbilt cup race, to the end that the same
might be published and distributed as Boon as
possible after June 1. Messrs F. G. Webb. Percy
Owen and A. L. Riker were named on such com
mittee, and immediately went to work on the
publication of the entry blank?.
Mr. Thompson read a letter from President
Frank C. Battey of the Savannah Automobile
Club, which stated in substance that such club
had been approached by the secretary of the
Automobile Club of America, but that the club
had done nothing with regard to su^-h a race.
Tobacco Raiser, Driven from Kentucky, Re
ceives $15,000 Damages.
Paducah, Ky., May 26.— The noted Hollowell
"night rider" damage suits wore compromised to
day, the plaintiff receiving $15,000. A few weeks
■go, in the United States Court, Robert Hollowell
obtained a verdict for $33,000 against twenty-nine
alleged "night riders" of Call&weU County, who
were accused of raiding his home, and compelling
him and his family to flee the state to save their
Engine and Mail Cars Thrown Into Lake —
Several Persons Hurt.
Winnipeg, May Sfi.— Mrs. Humphry Ward, the
novelist, waa a passenger on a Canadian Pacific
train, which was thrown from the track l.y ■
fMi-id«>n finking of the roadbed on the main line
une hundred miles «-ast «{ here la*t night. The
locomotive and mail cars wf-re thrown into a BmHll
lake. Mrc. Ward escaped injury, hut savers! pas
pengers wer<: .-Hghtly hurt. The mail clerks were
BerioUßly injured. Fifteen thousand dollars worth
at reglst*re<! mail is submerged.
Genuine crystal pebble eyeglasses, the cool kind
<>.at never mi»t, at Spencer's, now 31 Maiden Lane.
— Jl£\l.
Willing to Build Subway in Brook
lyn and Give Five-Cent Fare.
Following the action of the Public Service
Commission in awarding the contracts for the
Fix sections of the Fourth avenue (Brooklyn)
subway, the Interborough Rapid Transit Com
pany lost no time in forwarding to the commis
sion an offer which may have a most important
bearing on the advancement of the subway. The
last of the six contracts, that .for Section 1.
was awarded on Monday morning to James P.
Gr?ham. Before the contracts were sent yes
terday to the Board of Estimate and Apportion
ment the commission received from the Inter
borough Rapid Transit Company an important
offer. The Interborough showed a willingness
to extend its traffic operations in Brooklyn and
to contest for a share of the passenger traffic
with the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company.
Another surprise was sprung yesterday when
it was announced that the Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit Company would make no proposal about op
erating the subway loop now under construction.
The offer of the Interborough, as presented to
the commission at its regular meeting yesterday,
is to build a subway from the Brooklyn ter
minal of the Manhattan Bridgs along Flatbush
avenue to its junction with Fulton street, where
it would connect with the existing Brooklyn
subway, for the sum of $1,200,000. and then
lease it from the city. By this arrangement
trains could b« run from the present terminal
of the Brooklyn subway at Atlantic and Flat
bush avenues over the elevated tracks to be
erected on Manhattan Bridge to the terminal of
that bridge at the Bowery and Canal street,
Tvnere the Interborough offers to transfer pas
sengers to any point on any of the elevated
roads for a single fare of five cents.
The offer undertakes the construction of a
double track subway from the present subway
at Flatbush avenue and Fulton street to the
bridge plaza between Nassau and Sands streets,
whence the trains would be carried over the
Manhattan Bridge to the Manhattan terminal.
From the Junction of Flatbush avenue and Ful
ton street the Interborough proposes to use the
two outer tracks of the present subway, thus
leaving only the section from that point to the
terminal to be completed. The route outlined
in the offer includes that of the first section of
the Fourth avenue subway from Nassau street
to Willousrhby street, which was awarded on
Monday to James P. Graham, and a considerable
part of the route of the second section from
Willoughby street to Ashland Place. Mr. Gra
ham, who got the contract for the first section,
despite his unwillingness to take it. made, a bid
of $1,121,820. while William Bradley, the suc
cessful contractor for the second section, re
ceived the contract at a little under $3,500,000.
In making Its offer, the Interborough company
emphasizes the advantage that the building of
such a subway would be to Brooklynites in sav
ing time to Canal street and the Bowery and
th' beneficial effect it would have in diverting
traffic from the East River tunnel route and in
relieving the congestion at Brooklyn Bridge. In
Its letter to the commission the company says:
The present running time from the Atlantic
avenue terminal to canal street by way of the
ex sting subway through Bowling Green, is
Thirteen and one-half minutes by the proposed
route over the Manhattan Bridge, the time be
tween the terminal and the Canal street station
o7 the Third avenue Elevated Railway would
not exceed seven and one-half minutes.
As showing the further advantage to be gained
by Brooklynites, attention is drawn to the in
creased convenience that would be afforded if
they could make a transfer to the elevated road
and reach with considerable saving of time their
places of business on the lower East Side below
Chatham Square. In this particular the. Inter
borough does not seem to have been unmindful
of thfl increase of incorr<* which would result
from the increased traffic below that point.
Chairman Willcox, when seen yesterday after
noon, said that the commission had no state
ment to make in regard to the proposition of th©
Interborough. He said that the contracts as
awarded for the Fourth avenue subway had
been forwarded to the Board of Estimate and
Apportionment, and that rapid transit in Brook
lyn was dependent upon the attittide that body
would take In regard to the construction of the
new subway.
The Interborough's offer, it is generally sup
posed, is not looked upon with the greatest favor
by the commission. In view of the lower sum
that would be required to make the addition to
the. subway, it is questionable what action the
Board of Estimate and Apportionment will take
on the contracts for the Fourth avenue subway.
Controller Metz said yesterday that h- was
opposed to giving any company a monopoly of
transit facilities over the Manhattan Bridge.
This offer, however, gives the Mayor and the
Controller a weapon with which to make further
opposition to the building of the Fourth avenue
subway, but should the rest of their colleagues
vote In favor of the appropriation of the money
necessary to build the new route at the meet
ing of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment
the Mayor and the Controller will be helpless to
undo the work of the Public Service Commission.
In commenting on the offer of the Interbor
ough company. Borough President Coler said
yesterday: "This is simply the Controller's
proposition with which he endeavored to kill
the Fourth avenue subway, and I am sure it
will have no recognition from the Public Ser
vice Commission." Mr. Coler said the offer
could be traced to the company's disappoint
ment at the vetoing of the Travis-Robinson bill
by Governor Hughes.
Mr. Coler ptjll believe* In the necessity of con
structing the Broadway-Lafayette avenue sub
way in Brooklyn, and agrees with Commissioner
Bassett and Mr. McCarroll as to the necessity of
completing the Brooklyn section of the loop,
which will make direct communication between
the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges inde
pendent of the action of the Brooklyn Kapld
Transit Company.
Commissioners Bassett and McCarroll. acting
as a sub-committee, gave an unpleasant shook,
if not exactly a surprise, to their colleagues of
the Public Service Commission yesterday when
they reported that the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
Company had Informed them that they would
not make any proposal to operate the. subway
loop system now under construction.
The. subway loop system, which without equip
ment Will have cost the < ity millions i>f dollars
before its completion. In a year or so, was de
signed by the old Rapid Transit Commission to
relieve the congestion on the Brooklyn Bridge by
diverting the traffic a« ro>s the East River to all
three bridges. At various meetings of the
Rapid Transit Commission verbal assurances
w«re griven by officials of the Brooklyn Rapid
Tran«it that when completed, the Brooklyn
Papld Transit would be glad to operate it us a
part of ita elevated ar.d surface systems.
Mr. Pirie Introduces Bill for a
Legislative Bod;/.
London. May 26— Another of the pledges
given by Winston Spencer Churchill in his
cent electoral camDaiiro in Dundee has born,
quick frurt. and a home-nile-for-Scotland r
tvas introduced in the Houjmi of Commons th!
afternoon by Duncan Vernon Plrle. member for
North Aberdeen.
Mr Pirie explained that th* main object r
this bill was to devolve to a legislative body 1.
Scotland the po^er to make laws on matters,
latin* exclusively to that country- A- J. BaN
four objected utronjcly. but the House, by •_>,
votes to 102. voted In favor of allowing the bill
to go to its first reading.
Former Manager of Breslin Nego
tiating for Lease.
G«OTg« T. Stockham. who up to Saturday was
manager of the Hotel Breslin. said yesterday
that he was negotiating for the purchase of the
lease and furnishings of the Hotel Wolcott. at
Fifth avenue and 31st street. The deal, he said,
probably would be completed to-morrow. He
did not. he said, contemplate any marW
changes in the management of the aaaa* The
Wolcott is owned by the Breslin estate, and
there will be a conference regarding the transfer
to-day or to-morrow.
At the Wolcott is was nata by the clerk that
Simeon Leland. the present manager, might
leave it on June 1. At the Breslin Mr. Stock
ham was succeeded by G. W. Swetr. who too*
charge as manager on Monday. For ten year*
Mr. Swett was manager of the Hotel Walton In
Youth Arrested for Trying to Get
$2 from Ex-Senator Clark.
A young man who gave the name of Edward
Cxoddard. twenty years old. of No. I^3-S loth
street Brooklyn, appeared yesterday afternoon
in the office of ex-rnifed States Senator Clark,
on the ninth floor of No. 49 Wall street, and sai.l
that he had been pent there by the newsdealer
who had a stand In the. hallway of the building
to collect a bill for papers amounting to $2.
William St. Ciair, who was in charge of ex-
Senator Clark's office, asked Goddard to go with
him to the newsdealer. As they aoproached the
stand Goddard made a rush for the front door.
He was caught by Robert Charlton. the former
lieutenant of police, who Is now a special psßc*
man at No. 49 Wall street. Godiard was taken
to Police Headquarters.
According to Charlton. a youth has been going
about the offices in the financial district repre
senting himself as a collector, and reaping a
rich harvest. Charlton said that Goddard on
the way to Police Headquarters admitted having
been engaged in this work. He said the young
man told him he got an average of $12 a day.
In M err ij Race in Auto tM Brook
lyn Bicycle Patrolmen.
Seated in a high power automobile Walter
l>wisohn. a brother of Jesse and Fred Lewi
eohn. had a hair raising race with two motor
cyc> policemen through Brooklyn streets a.r:d
suburbs yesterday, before he was arrested at.
the runaway gates of the Williamsburg Bridge.
Lewlsohn was apparently returning from the
races at Belmont Park and was driving along
Jamaica avenue. According to Patrolmen Grace
and Sheppard. of Brooklyn Headquarters. Lewi
sohn's machine was going at the rat« of forty
five miles an hour. The policemen warned him
to slow down. Then there was a merry chas<».
The policemen say that at times the pace In
creased to nearly fifty miles an hour. Through
Bushwick avenue and into the- crowded sections
of the city the chase continued. Trolley cars.
trucks and pedestrians were passed with only
an Inch or two to spare.
Young I^wisohn started aemss the Williams
burg Bridge with the two policemen behind
him and was arrested at the runaway gatea on
the r>elancey street approach- He was taken
to the Clymer street station. Brooklyn, whom
he deposited $I<*> cash b*il and was permitted
to go free. He gave his address as No. 524
Fifth avenue.
James 'A. Patten's Reputed Corner
Forces Price Up Five Cents.
Chicago. May -The "corner" In May corn,
in which James A. Patten, of this city, is gen
erally accounted to be the ruling spirit, took on
ne«- life to-day, and the price of May corn shot
up 534 cents from the low point of the day. It
closed 4^ cents above the close of yesterday.
It ha 4 been the opinion of many traders that,
generally speaking, a settlement had been made
with the "Patten crowd" for the greater part of
the, May deliveries, and for several days prices
have been inclined to drag and the market has
been easy. The opening to-day was weak, and
the price of May com dropped to 734- T*src
was little corn to be had. however, and when a
few buying orders had revealed the scarcity th
market started up. By noon It had advanced
2% cents, and then it began to rise with great
The scene in the corn pit was on« of the most
exciting that has been witnessed for several
years. Frantic brokers yelled themselves hoarse,
but there was no corn to be had. The price of
May advanced to 7874. where it eloped. 5 cents
above the low point of the day and 4^ tents
higher than last night.
James A. Patten appeared on the Board of
Trade during the excitement, but disclaimed all
knowledge of what had caused the rise. He
•■AH this talk of a 'corner' is nonsense, but I
think it will sell much higher than it Is now. I
Just bought a lot of cash corn at the May price.
77 nts. and then turned around and sold it t>»
a shipper in Buffalo for the same BHMMy thut it
cost m«\"
It In the general belief Rmong brokers that a
number of the larger shorts have made settle
ments In the last few days, and that the advanrn
to-day will badly squeeze those who have, hung
out hoping for a lower price.
Owen Sound. <"»nt.. May 16.— Jumes F Orelgrhton.
a well known resident of this tr»wn, to-day killed
his wife, whom he married at Ypstlantl. Mich., a
var ic... tad his two stepdaughters. Katherine and
Clare Chapmnn. eighteen and sixteen years sM
At rf.V> o'clock he called from a window tha' |M
had kUled his family and then shot himself in an
eve He wih probaWy die. fiis victims were shot
and stabbed. He left a letter sayin* that he^was
on the ver«e of Insanity.
Main Features of House and Senate
Measures Survive.
rjr-"m Th« Trihun- Bur«« 1
Washington. May -« An agreement on tne
financial bill was reached by the Senate and
House conferrees late rhia afternoon, anil
Speaker Cannon and Senator Aldrieh hav# seat
out hurry calls to absent members of the two
houses to return as fast as trains will carry
them. The agreement reached to-day covers all
the> essential point and the printing of the
compromise proposition has been ordered, but
there will be another meeting of ■ -• Republican
conferred at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning to
close the deliberations and to settle cne or two
non-essentials. Immediately afterward there wiU
be a formal meeting of all the conferreea to fllSjß
the report.
The present plan is that Representative Vre»
land shall call up the conference report In the
House before noon to-morrow, and Speaker Can
non asserts hl3 ability to obtain the acceptance
of any agreement which the conf«»rrees brtaaj ss>
Members are extremely anxious to get away. th«
public buildings bill ia still pending, and It 13 be
lieved that prompt action by the House will
make possible final adjournment on Saturday.
The precise details of the compromise effected
between the House and Senate measure ar» not
disclosd, but these are understood to b« the as
That the total issue of emergency currency is
limited to $500,000,000; that individual ban%»
can obtain such currency by depositing as secur
ity therefor state, county or municipal bonds.
or they can form themselves into clearing
house associations, deposit with such an a#
sociation their commercial paper and othflr
securitle«t — "other securities'* belni? Bjiiflis i ul
to Include approved railroad bonds, etc — upon
which the association shall Issue a certlncat*
which shall be> accepted by the Secretary of th«
Treasury as security for emergency currency:
that there ehall be deposited in the Treasury et
the United States on all emergency currency a
reserve of 10 per cent, as distinguished from ths
5 per cent reserve required on the exl3tlnsr bond
secured currency; that, subject to the) <-!»»<-t«»
tion of the Secretary of the Treasury, any bank
may take out emergency currency which has al
ready outstanding currency equal to 40 per cent
of Its capital stock; and, finally, that •wh<«sj
emergency currency Is Issued It shall b* dis
tributed geographically under a provision that
the amount Issued to the bank 3 of a single stats
shall not exceed such proportion to the unim
paired capital and surplus of the banks of that
state as the total Issue cf such emergency cur
rency hears to the total unimpaired capital and
surplus of all the national banks In the country.
The Republican eonferreea held three ssaasaa*
to-day, and wh*»n adjournment was SnaTly taken
for the night the only important point remain
ing to be settled was the. time limitation to
be Incorporated in the law. Representative
Burton has been holding out for a three-yea?
limitation, while the Senate conferrees want a
longer limit, but It Is expected that if the
House conferrees still regard that limitation as
essential when they meet to-morrow morning
the Senate will yield.
Tn the light of Speaker Cannon's insnranna
it is expected that the conference report wil!.
under a special rule. b e adopted by the Houss
soon after its reading: to-morrow, and that it win
Immediately thereafter be taken up In the Sen
ate. Senator Aidrich doe 3 not believe that the
Democrats will conduct any filibuster on ths
form of bill agreed to. although they will prob
ably vote against If. Senator Teller indicated
this evening that h« would merely state his
objections to the measur* and seek to make
clear that the responsibility for the measure
rested solely on th* majority, after which he
would consent to a vote. Senator Culberson
expressed a llk« Intention.
It Is upon th» belief thar the> Democrats -win
rot seek to prolong the debate- unnecessarily
that the Republican leaders bas* their belief
that adjournment can be had on Saturday.
No Necessity for an Emergency^
Currency Bill, They Say. i
Leading bankers said yesterday that th#r« wu
no necessity for th« •mericwncy currency bill
which it wa.i proposed to rush Oirrmgti Oosawsss
In the closing: days of the. session on th» plea that
pom© provision must be mad* to avnid a, money
stringency and to prevent a repetition of the)
panic next falL Th*y said there was nothing in
the outlook to Indicate such a condition of %ffairs
next ant'imn. but. on the> contrary, everything
pein'e<i In th<» direction of unusual «*se In th»
money market to meet the crop moving demand
and other calls upon the banks In what Is gener
a!ly the period of tight money.
Some of th« hank presidents were emphatia, frt
their statements that no relief was needed of tho
kind Congress has been appealed t > to give, and
oald that If the Aldrtch bill was passe*! It w*nild
be in sp' e of th* protests and contrary to t!w
desires of the basking Interests.
Alexander Gilbert, president of the New Tork
Clearing House Association and of the Market and
Fulton Back, said that he was at a lo«s to under
stand how any one. could become really sToi msd
about the need of providing "relief measures'* In
the auturan; that no relief would be needed and
there was not the> slightest basts for supposing
that the> New York banks would be. la i posttSßß)
where they would be> obliged to call for treasury
J. Edward Sirr.rr.or.«». president of the* Fourth
»r'nnal Bank, also declared that there wss ab
s n!.]fe!v no necessity for an emergency currency
law at this time H* i«ala that rtot ta fifteen
years have the) New York "r>*nka been as »ble to
get along without SM as they wens t<->-day, or as
they would be next fall.
No Action Will Be Taken Until Conventioa
on June 8.
On b«--..-*!f of the (*>>mrnerctal Telegraphers' Union
it was stated yesterday that the forcenv-nt of
a demand for the restoration of the wages th*
tstegraasjsa received before the last strike, whi
was to k<> into effect on June 1. ha.-* been post-
BOBS* N» action will be taken until the ronvm
tion of the union BJ held, which begins In Milwau
kre on June 8. The locals in a number of cities .
had voted to enforce the demand on Jun« 1. iu
etaasßl Is* New York local, the Chicago local
taklnij the lead In the movement.
When these decialonu were first announce,! ic
was supposed that when the summer resorts
opene<l there, would be a greatly Increased demand
for telfKrapher*. but tWs haa not been the OBSB)
it is oast ' _,
ir.ndc.ri. May 2T.— A dispatch io The Timea"
from Teheran, referring to tne Russian ultimatum
wht. h has just been extended at the request of tha
Persian Chars* Affaires at St. Pe'-rst>ur». jays
that the Persian Parliament i* unanimous in its
oppojnrion to Russia. Excitement at Teheran IS
intense, the dispatch continues, and there probably
will be a rupture m the relations between th« two

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