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BARDEK PARTY OF ARMY RELIEF POrTFTY AT GOVERNOR'S ISLAND
YESTERDAY.
From ]ef! to right— Mrs F D Grant. Mrs. Elihti Root. jr.. Mrs. F. M Gibson, General Grant.
ARMY RELIEF FETE
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I -IjOOO at Governors Island — Mrs.
Sage Sends $500.
\ Never in its history has the New York branch of
' the Army Relief Society had such a successful
; garden party a* that riven at Governor's Island
' :yesterday afternoon The weather man. as if to
•.tone for the freezing temperature he sent for
the party given at the same place last May. pro
, Tided th« blues! of skies and the balmiest of
breezes, and the whole island smiled as If in real
:izatios of ■.-•■• work it was accomplish
ing.
! Fully a thousand persons wandered over i!.
'beautiful lawns during the afternoon, and the
; gayly fclore-d tents, many of them made out of
huge lags— Stars and Stripes, Union Jacks and tri
colors — were -■ liberally patronized that the Ice
'creara gave out long before th« demand did. Those
.■who could riot attend also remembered the widows
*r.c orphans of th« soldiers. Mrs. Russell Sape,
ta-iio had oipected.io assist General and Mrs. Fred
The Rose may blossom for
England,
The Lily for France un=
j fold,
Ireland honors the Sham=
[ rock,
Scotland the Thistle
bold.
But the shield of the Great
Republic===
The glory of the West—
Shall bear the bloom of
The Tasseled Corn;
The Sun's supreme be
quest!
,^CE CREAM BOOTH.
eri.-k Dent Grant in receiving, sent a check for
$.vm to represent her. and Miss Helen Gould, who
was also detained, made a substantial money con
tribution. Other money Rifts were received from
General Horace Porter and General Thomas Hub
bard. while Mrs. William C. Church, president of
the New York branch, gave a hundred boxes of
candy.
The guests were welcomed as soon as they set
loot on the island by the flags of one of the signal
stations established for the occasion, which spelied
the word "Welcome," and a second welcome was
extended to them by General ami Mrs. Frederick
Dent. Grant, who received all the visitors at their
borne. General and Mrs. Grant were assisted in
ing by Mrs. Daniel £. Lamont. president of
tBM army Relief Society. Mrs. William C. Church,
president of the New York branch; Admiral and
Mrs. Coghlan, Admiral Goodrich and staff and
Mrs. Goodrich, ami Mrs. Ellhu Root. jr.
• ;• r.. r.il Horace Fort- r. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taft.
General and Mrs. Charles F. Roe. Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Robinson. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin GouM,
Mrs Henry Bischoff. Miss Betty ColamOTe, Mr.
and .Mrs Richard Aldnch. Miss Grace Bigelow .
Miss Dorotliy Bigelow . Mrs. Daniel Butterfield.
Mrs. Sanford Birrell. Mrs. Fabius M. Clarke. Cap
tain ar.d Mrs. Francis M. Gibson, General Thomas
For Breakfast, Lunch or Dessert
Made by Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Michigan, U. S. A.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY, MAY 28. 1908-
Hubbard. Captain and Mrs. Carson Ward and Mr*.
Wright P. Edgerton. j
Numerous refreshment tents were scattered over
the lawns. Mrs. L. C. Allen dispensed tea «nd
sandwiches, and in her tent was a most interesting
battle flag belonging to the 12th United States In
fantry. The embroidered eagle from the flag
carried by this regiment during the Civil War has
been transferred to -a new flag, and on it have been
embroidered the names of the battles, including
Gettysburg. Antietam and the Wilderness, through
which the old flag was carried. There is said to be
no other flag like this in the United States Army.
A tea and lemonade booth in the officers' club
house was In charge of Mrs. A. T. Smith and Mrs.
Albert Foreman, and ice cream and cigarettes were
sold by Mrs. George P. Scriven and Mi£. John S.
Mallory. The flower booth, which took the form of
a lodge of evergreens, was in charge of Mrs. E. B.
Smith Miss Ingraham and Mrs. Hull. Other tea
tents were presided over by Mr?. Harmon and Mrs.
Heistanrl. Mrs. Allison had an ice cream tent. The
fortune telling tent was in charge of Mrs. Louis
Brechemin and Mrs. Tracy Dickson.
The I2th Infantry band discoursed martial music
during the afternoon, and there was dancing for
tho=e who wished it in the officers' clubhouse. The
usual military programme, with the addition of a
signalling demonstration, was Riven, and the cere
monies Closed as usual with an attack on the fort.
A CURIOUS COLLECTION.
All Sorts of Old Handmade Articles at
Greenwich House Exhibit.
Untold years or patient hand labor are repre
sented in the articles which are on view at Green
wich House. No- 26 Jones street, to-day Won
derful bed covers, aprons and towels and strong
looking caps, all loaded with embroidery: curious
carved things of wood; brasses that no collector
can s*e without getting green with envy. All
these have been gathered from th* homes of immi
grants by tho art committee of the Association
of Neighborhood Workers, of which Mi*s Katherine
Lord of Greenwich House, is chairman. All except
a very few of the articles were made in the Old
World
There is a Russian headdress \ which is so o.d
that the princess who wore it has been dust and
ashes for a century and more. Yet the head
dress is in good condition— an odd. high cap of
brown velvet, stiff wtth embroidery. People who
love lace will be attracted by an enormous filet
bedspread, made all In one piece. Large as it is,
all the little figures and designs that cover it
are different each from the others. There are
many pieces of colored embroidery, brought by
immigrants from Gallcia— aprons, spreads, even
chemises, loaded with embroidery in pink and blue
! and red. One Of these pieces, a beautiful night
shirt, -was found by a district nurse In a Broome
street tenement house.
'•The man I went to attend had no shirt on." the
nurse related. "1 asked if they hadn't a night
shirt for him, and they hunted arounn a.nd got this
out. I exclaimed over its beauty, but they were
ashamed of It. I went out and bought a couple
1 p< machine-made shirts, and they accepted them
in' exchange for theirs with great joy. I didn't
feel that I was cheating them, for I explained to
them how valuable theirs was. But they pre
ferred the 99-cent American ones."
Among the hand carved wood things in this ex
hibit is an old viking bowl from Norway. Then
there is a -mangle, used to smooth clothes in the
days before irons were known— a curious, long
curved piece of wood, the top covered with in
tricate carving, with a spirited horse for a handle.
The collection includes numerous brasses from
Russia. Other pieces of metal ore an old hand
mirror of polished bronze from China, and a tiny
charcoal stove of brass from Holland. Not the
least interesting of the exhibits is a mosaic table.
That was made by an Italian in this country, a
worker in mosaic, who designed the table cind put
it together in his off hours, just for his own and
his family's pleasure.
PONCE DE LEON SCION GRADUATED.
The graduation exercises of Mrs. Semple's School,
at No. 15 West S«th sreet, were held at the school
last night Among the graduates was Miss Pilar
Ponce de Leon, a descendant of the discoverer of
Florida.
Mits Ponce de Leon's father is Dr. Nestor Ponce
de Leon, chief medical inspector of the port of
Havana. Her -mother is a daughter of the late
General N. Bolet Peraza. at one time Venezuelan
Minister at Washington, and Mrs. Perfecta Bolet
Perasa. daughter of General Jose Gregorio Mona
gas, ex-President of Venezuela and liberator of tne
slaves in that republic.
OIL WITNESSES OS GRILL*
Cross-Examination w Suit to Dh-
solve Standard Company.
In the government's suit to dissolve the Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey Frank B. Kellogg. for
the United States, continued his efforts yesterday
to show that preferences were given to the Galena
Signal Oil Company, a Standard subsidiary com
pany, by the railroads for specious reasons The
witnesses for the defence stuck to their stories
of quality and economy because of the co-operation
of experts from the oil company. At the end of
the days hearing, when Mr. Kellogg demanded of
F M Hibbits, superintendent of motive power of
the LehlKh- Railway, whether, In the preparation
or the tables submitted to show His' railroad use
of lubricating oil. he knew some Important figures
were lacking, Mr. Hibbit-s said that be did not
omit them intentionally. \ Mr. Rosenthal, for the
Standard Oil Company, said quickly:
"We will furnish any figures you want; that Is,
Mr. Hibbits will." „
"Yes, you can control him. no doubt, Mr.
Kellogg retorted.
Jabes T. Odeli. a railway expert, the last witness
on Tuesday, when cross-examined was taken over
h'.s testimony, in which he gave priority to the
Galena oil because of its uniformity. He admitted
that railway companies might have made Improve
ments in lubrication, as in other branches, without
the aid of the Standard Oil. He had a chemist
analyze other oils, but did not think it necessary
to have the Galena oil analyzed, as ho knew of
its excellence from experience.
When asked whether he knew that D 7 per cent of
the railroads of the country used Galena oil Mr.
Odell said he had great respect^ for the judgment
of 97 per cent of the railway managers. He was
surprised to learn that the Long Island Railway
used New York 1 Lubrication Company oil. and ad
mitted having a great respect for the Long Island
manager. Mr. Kellogg said that the same company
had lubricated other roads at a lower price than
that charged by the Galena. Mr. Odell had not
heard of it. he said.
Mr. Hibbits submitted a statement containing
the lubricating statistics of the Lehigh .road, and
making the same statements regarding the superi
ority of the Galena oil made by other witnesses.
He also submitted figures to show that the cost had
gone down since the use of Galena oil began. This
reduction, he said, applied to the freight service
as well as to the other branch. The case will be
resumed to-day. I
POLICEMAN BACK AFTER 15 YEARS.
First One Reinstated Under Law Passed by
Last Legislature.
Patrolman Richard Dillon, of No. 2TTB Eighth ave
nue, is the first policeman to be reinstated under
the law which was passed at the last session of
the Legislature and which becomes inoperative in
about two months. Dillon was dismissed fifteen
years ago. following charges for firing two shots
at a man who prevented the patrolman from mak
ing an arrest. Under the law Commissioner Bing
ham can reinstate any member of the department
who was dismissed or retired. The applications,
however, have to be first approved by Mayor Me-
Clellan.
Regarding Patrolman Dillons reinstatement.
Commissioner Bt^gham said he had gone over the
case carefully and found that the man who was
shot had testified that Dillon did his duty. It has
not been decided as to what precinct he will be
assigned. While he will not receive any back
pay. the time he had been off the force will be
added to his pension time. Mayor McClellan ap
proved of more than sixty applications for rein
statement, but after an investigation by the Com
missioner the majority were rejected.
MURDER CASE NEAR END
Whitmorc, Watchman Shears, Was
Not Man He Saw Near Swamp.
Theodore' Whitmore not only threatened to m hls
wife but boasted that it could be .lone without sus
picion being directed to him. according to witnesses
in his trial yesterday in Jersey City for her murder.
An attempt to show a motive was made in testi
mony that Whitmore would have separated from
his wife if she had not refused to an even divi
sion of their belonging, which consisted chiefly
of her jewelry and a bank balahce of $fi"o. which
was a joint deposit. It was shown that Whitmore
endeavored to have the account credited to his
own name two days after the tragedy.
Fetor Coogan. the watchman, who saw a man
and woman going out to the swamp where the
crime was committed on Chrfatroaa night and saw
the, man return with a bundle under his arm. de
clared positively,. that Whltmoro was not the man.
whoa ho described as about I feet 7 Inches tall and
half a head shorter than the woman. Whitmora
is 5 feet 11 Inches and his wife was a.most as tall.
William Bartlett, who had been ■ chum of Whit
more, testified that he ha.l advised Whitmore to
leav« his wife after he learned of her infatuation
for Harry Hendrickson. He said Whitmore replied
that he would, .but his wife wouldn't "break '--en "
with him— that she wanted all. He swore Whitmore
! naid* "I could kill her and who the hell would
know it? No one knows her by the name of Whit
more around here." The witness explained that
she was known as "Mabel Fond." On cross-ex
amination the witness admitted there was a charge
of highway robbery pending against him.
Frederick Elliott, who came from Boston and
spent the three days after Christmas with Whit
more, told how the prisoner partly destroyed the
bankbook, expecting to have a new one in hJs
name; of assisting Whit more to carry some pack
ages belonging to his wife from the homo of a
woman friend to her sister's home in Th« Bronx.
At the dictation of Whitmore he wrote two letters
to Mrs. Whltmore's sister, signing them "Lena."
asking tile "sister to take charge of the packages,
as she had gone to Schenectady. The witness said
that Whitmore told him he wanted to send the
letters to keep the sister and relatives away from
his house. It was shown yesterday that Mrs.
Whitmore did not know how to write.
Harry Hendrickson testified that Wnltmore told
him to take Mrs.. Whitmore. as she loved him, and
that Whitmore found him In the housa and pum
melled his wife and threatened to kill her. After
that he assaulted Hendrickson.
Charlotte McDonald testified that last summsr
Whitmore wanted her to go West with him. She
said she went to his house the day after Christ
mas and stayed there- until the next day. She
'swore h<» offered her his wife's belongings, but
that she refused to take them.
William M. Clements, employed by the. Hudson
County Prosecutor's office, testified that Whitmore
denied to him, after seeing Mrs. Whitmore's body
in the Harrison morgue, that the body was Mrs.
Whitmore's. Whitmore, h,e said, made three con
tradictory statements to him about where he had
last seen his wife.
The state finished its case yesterday. Th« de
fence will be an aliui. Th© case may be submitted
to the. Jury to-morrow.
MAGISTRATE SCENTS DIAMOND FRAUD.
Says Case Looks Like Scheme to Trick
Pawnbroker.
"You had better settle this case out flf court."
said Magistrate Finn when William A. Keddie. a
diamond broker, of No. 2 Maiden Lane, appeared
In the Jefferson Market Court yesterday as com
plainant against Edward Birnev, of No. 227 West
145 th street. The complainant alleged that Birney
had kept $235 which he had given him to redeem
two diamond rings pawned with the Provident
Loan Association.
"It looks like an attempt on your part to cheat
the pawnbroker," continued the magistrate, and
he insisted that his remarks become part of the
record, despite the, objections of Keddie's counsel.
The delicious, "toasty* fla
vour? the crisp, crackling flakes
made of White Corn without the
touch of human hand, have sent
Post
Toasties
'way up in the hearts of
the American people.
They are an inspiration to
the poet; a delight to the epicure:
a breakfast "starter" of appetiz
ing allurement, and altogether the
daintiest toasted flakes yet made
from Corn!
"The Taste Lingers"
I ! "Electrics" ■ %
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M hot crowded an<i ncSealtiiy. I
H Bur » Stu^baker Electric and *<
3 be independent <"■* them. £1
'$ RM« horn» through tS* Pvfc
£§ Instead of through the "Tut*." &
ft} For running to your bank, to Uj
M your attnrr.«y. or to and from fzg
■ your o(T!.» •» Stadebaker E>«- EJ
'tf Mi i" ■« srateway to freak air 1£ •
4 and health. • «ra »n E>'-trtn I j
,S When you own an El*<"-irte >
SS| you art independent of a KJ
« chauffeur. Th* car ts always tfi
■ ready Any member of '"* fi
9 family ran drive th« Stt*i*- L'\
X bake* Electric because It to £
H more easy to control thaa th» N
J5 beat-mannered horse. M
31 gur>erbly flr.l.if!»<l. t!s« St.yt«- „4
rf baker Is th»» aristocrat •« elec- fj
S trie vehicles. £
3 v-> matter what you may I^j
5 have thought about MM 2
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6 us tell you how It can B« *v- £ <
■ tomatically charge* at your In
I own home. I", short. *»t th<* BB
M SttvJrtaker plan. If you •*• £
£} forced to stay in th* city. tn« Hi
'*, Studehaker Elertrlc Is a meaas «|
fcj of enjoy lnsr fresh air and ne»itn K3|
pi —at the Resort M la India- ■■
X pensable. £
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?S Cars. - E
I STUDEBAKER BROS. |
I CO. OF N. V. f:
J B'way and 48th St., N. Y. City j ;
T*lepaon«, 3347 Brya't. £
The diamond broker said that he had sold ti*
rings to J. C Smith, who gave him his personal
note for $2,000. Smith thea pawned th« rings for
>>70 and defaulted payment on tta note, jwtmmfllg
the pawn tickets to him. He said that 111 1 hired
Biraey. -who, it was said, could recover the rings
from the Provident Loan for half the amount
loaned on them, on the ground that they had ban
stolen. Birney. he said, told him that he had re
covered rings for other dealers in the same circum
stances.
Counsel for the defendant introduced memoranda
In evidence to show that the diamond, dealer and
Smith were- in collusion to defraud the Provident
Loan Association. The case was postponed until
Friday afternoon. after the magistrate tad again
■warned the persons concerned to settle the COM
out of court.
CITY LUNCH CLUB IN NEW HOME.
Nearer the clouds than proDably any other club
hi the world, the City Lunoh Club, organised -3.ST
year, opened its quarters yesterday afternoon on,
the twenty-fifth floor of the City Investing Build
ing. No. 165 Broadway. The clul> occupies the en
tire floor, the ceiling of -which, was made four
feet higher than the others especially Isa it 3 bene-
St. Unobstructed views In all directions are ob
tained from, every window. Bradish. Johnson. 13
president of the Club; Samuel T. Peters, vice
president; Robert Goe'.et, treasurer, and Austen
Gray, secretary. Among th» visitors yesterday
afternoon were Mrs. Clarence H. ilackay. Mrs.
Butler Duncan, jr.; Mrs. Austen Gray. Charles H.
Allen and James B. Eustis.

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