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Governor Hughes to Review Parade
in Manhattan.
To-day all the five boroughs turn out to enjoy
the first regular open air holiday of the year.
Memorial Day. as has been the custom for th» last
decade, ; will be received In two entirely different
•ways. The older generation, still remembering
all the primness of the Civil War. will make it a
time of observances which spell respect and rev
erence for those who died in defence of the. prin
ciples they thought worthy such a sacrifice. Mary
of the younger generation, on the other hand, will
be found to-day a! horseraces, regattas, ball games
and sprinting contests.
Tne largest and most impressive events to
day will be. of course, the main parade of vet
erans and military and civic bodies and the, work
horse parade. Brooklyn will have one parade.
and up IP The Bronx the memory of .the
soldiers from that section who died in the war will
be honored by rites in the abandoned West Farms
cemetery. Besides, following the main exercises,
th» afternoon will be taken up by visits to ceme
teries, the unveiling of tablets and the distribution
cf floral wreaths.
The main parade in Manhattan to-day will b« re
vjewed by Governor Hughes. At the exercises at
Grant's tomb a speech will be delivered by. Secre
tary Taft. Governor Hughes, who was invited to
fpeak in Carnegie Hall at ? o'clock to-night. an
nounced yesterday that he would be called back to
Albany shortly after the procession. Therefore, the
Carnegie Hall exercises. will he made up chiefly of
music and recitations. Over in Hohoken Governor
Fort will speak this afternoon at the unveiling of a
tablet in honor of Abraham Lincoln on board the
Hamburg-American Line steamship President IJn-
COln. Mayor McClellan will be out of town, but
President McGowan of the Board of Aldermen, be
sides other city officers, will be in the reviewing
The day -will really begin with the start of th«
main parade, which will form near 71st street and
Broadway and march through T2d street to River
side Drive. It will fro up the drive to pass the
reviewing stand opposite the Soldiers and Sailors'
Monument. It will be disbafWed at ?2d street.
The chairman of the memorial committee and the
OBMBBtttee on public exercises of the Grand Army
Bf the Republic is General George B. Loud an 6
th« grand marshal Is Commander Isidore. Isaacs,
or Post 557 The grandstand in which the guests
*sll fit is to be guarded by the Veteran Corps of
Artillery of the State of New York, under Adju
tant Howland Pell.
As an escort to the Grand Army of the Repub
lic—the heroes of the 9Vs— there will be a detach
ment of United States regulars, under Colonel
Levin C. Allen of the 12th United States Infantry.
Following the sailors and marines from the Brook
lyn Navy Tard will march the regiments from the
Nations! Guard, under command of Major Gen
eral Charles F. Roe. Then will follow the seven
divisions of Grand Army men. At the monument
■ •• send Loud will make the introductory remarks
arid there will be the usual inspiring prayers and
After the parade Governor Hughes and other
puests will lunch with the committee at the Hotel
Regent, but there will be no speech**. The Gov
ernor will then leave town.
While the main parade is on its way up the
drive there will be thousands of persons down
town watching the workhorse parade. This will
be th* second parade of the sort held in this city
under the direction of the New York Workhorse Pa
rade Association. Last y*ar there were 1.371 horses
in lice, and this year there will he more. To per-
PonF fond of animals the sight of the horses, all
in good condition and groomed to a bottle polish.
Is probably more pleasing than the Horse Show
Itself, with its equine aristocrats. This parade
will form near Washington Square and march up
Fifth avenue to the reviewing stand near the
Worth Monument, in Madison Square, where the
prizes will be awarded. *
Across the East River there will be an equally
imposing event. The Grand Army parade will form
at South Pth street and Bedford avenue at 10
o'clock and march out to the stand, in Eastern
Parkway, where it will he reviewed by General
Frederick D. Grant. Brooklyn will hold its second
work horse parade, which is managed by "The
Brooklyn Eagle." on Monday. The latter parade
will start at Lafayette null and go through
Bedford avenue.
After the main parade in Brooklyn V. S. Grant
Post 227 will march to the Kings County side of
South Ferry to take a boat and go to Grant's
Tomb. There they will deposit wreaths and hold
th«-ir in ■■■■ with an address by Secretary
An interesting event among the many this after
noon will be. the unveiling at the headquarters
f < the international committee of the Young
Men's Christian Association. No. 124 East 2Sth
«reet of a white marble bust of Fir George.
Williams who founded the organization in London
on June 5. ML The pedestal of the bust is made
from the kir.F post of Exeter Hall, where the or
ganization was first Fltuated. Th- bust was pre-
MM by the descendants of Sir George, and ad-
V.rrsfes will be. made by Bishop W. F. McDowell,
James F'okes and Theodore L- Cuyler.
* Tbe morning parade In The. Bronx will Mart
about U o'clock from McKinley Square and go
north in Crotona avenue to IROth street, thence
goirr «-ast to the cemetery Among the graves of
Bronx soldiers that will be decorated is that of
l^enant William H. Rasberry. of the 6th Heavy
Utflferr. who wa* killed at Cedar Creek. A
no-able" fact is that to-day there will be *£"£*
offered the Rev. Dr. George Nixon, who official
B2 fhe funeral .
Thr. rnh Regiment. N. G. K. V . after the parade
ta Manhattan will return by the Sixth avenue e,-
rated to the armory at No OS West Kth str-t
and Then march to the southeast corner of I3tn
*tr~t and University Place, where the "Id armory
of th* regiment was situated. There a tablet will
be unveiled in honor of the 755 members of the
OTfUninttoa who were killed or wounded in the
Civil War. The tablet is inscribed with The names
Of d DC battles in which 651 ?th Regiment men .ell.
The John A Dix Post. G. A R. will go on the
EUuner Alber'lna from TV*st l«th street to a point
off Tonkers and thenc- return to 15oth street. in*
DembM will then march U. Trinity Cemetery.
wh«* the grave of General John A Dlx will be
c^nrated At the same time the boys of the Cla
f n n ' iMtot Military Academy will drill before guests
or, thr academy grounds. Among those expected
rill be cardinal Logue and Brevet Brigadier Gen
eral Duffv and staff of the Wth Regirm-nt. Th
young boxfuls of the Brooklyn Disciplinary School
tor nov S will drill in their yard at »=» this afu-r
nonn and will then listen to *p~che S by charity
Mjrkeni and Judge Wilkin. of the Children's Court.
the many >n<id*nt* ,- the day. an inter
"istiam «port will ... whippet race., at the open
m of ... seventh annual bench show or the I»ng
Island Kennel Oub at the Brighton Beach race
irack. They will be held at 6 o'clock, so that per-
BOns who have l^n at the parade may see them
Naval and Karragut post*, mud* up of sea
lighter,, will go to Woodlawn Cemetery this after
r,«--,n to decorate ... monument of Admiral Far
rsxut Bom* of the members had wished to ob-
KTC, the custom of S ,re-.vlng flowers on the water.,
... harbor in memory of their **** A. J. ClM
man. commands or Naval Post raid >*"*«**>
however, .... ceremony, which was performed
t»enty-f!v« years ago. would be omitted.
EueetM V. Debs, of Indiana, and Benjamin Han
for-3. of New York, the Socialist nominees for Fres-
Ifent and Vice-President, Will |*eak at the Grand
Omral Palace at I o'clock to-night. In addition
the UM will c*ele.,rate the fir- IBM of The
New Yoik Evening Call."
The telephone commits aft*. New r«m Board
of Tr*^ ani Transportation * actively backing
Governs Hu«be« in bi> effort* to have th«!>M
tatur* ... a bill ****** «he t^er-hone and ™
fraph company under the jurisdiction of the Pub
fe Service commission*. To thi. «,d - l.rre anJ
r-pr^-ntative ff ., r:> , conunlttci « telephone. _ /u b-
Krkri » UO* Hty ha* been formed and peUUoM
w.klr.g the fc-nau- and Assembly to tupport the bill
*~ beW rircutat«-d. TO date. up>^d of /en thou
«*aa ununurei. Jiave be*n forwarded to Alban/.
To be unveiled to-day at the headquarters of the International Committee of the Young Men's
Christian Association In East 25th street.
Question of New Subway Now Up
to Board of Estimate.
The Public Service Commission, acting on the
opinion of George S. ■."oleman. its counsel, that the
Controller does not have to certify subway con
tracts when only a part of the total cost la ap
propriated by the Board of Estimate and Appor
tionment, decided yesterday to make requisition for
only one-fifth of the cost of the Fourth avenue
subway in Brooklyn. The board is expected to
take up the question at its meeting one week from
Although the total amount of the contracts for
the six sections Of x\\g Fourth avenue subway is
$15.886.35120, the commission decided to ask at pces<
ent for only $2.5T.0,0f10. so as to insure a beginning
of the work. Of this sum $2,700,000 is asked for rail
road work and 1150,000 for pipe galleries. This
amount it is planned to distribute among the con
tractors as follows:
Railroad Pipe
Section. Contractor. work. g-allerlM.
No. I— James P. Graham $»».000 $20.<>00
No. 2— William Bradley WO.OOO 10.000
No. 8-Wllliam Bradley JVOO.nno 30.000
No. 4— E. E. smith Contracting Co 800.000 30,000
No. s— Tide Water Ruil<ling Co. and
Thomas B. Bryson .100.000 10.000
No. 6— E. B. Smith Contracting Co ... 500.000 M.WO
When Controller Metz was told about the com
mission's proposition he did not fall in with it at
all. In his view the approval of the contracts
means the obligating of the city to the contractors
for the totals of their contracts. He made it plain
that, in spite of Mr. Column*! opinion, he was of
the belief that the acceptance of the contracts
meant that the entire amount of them would be
come chargeable at once against the debt limit and
would upset the Public Service Commission's Flan
for advancing the construction of the Fourth ave
nue subway.
Chairman Willcox of the commission said he was
not going to enter into any debate with the Con
troller as to what the city might or might not do
in regard to the matter. He said that the commis
sion had done its part in pushing the subway along
and that the matter was now the concern of the
Board of Estimate and Apportionment.
In an opinion on the proposal to build subways
section by section sent to the Board of Estimate
and Apportionment last March. ex-Judge Dillon
and Corporation Counsel I'endleton stated their be
lief that the city could construct subways in that
way without running the risk of having the cost of
th« entire subway charged up to the debt limit.
The proposition of the Public Service Commission
Is of a somewhat different character, as the money
asked for la to be apportioned among six con
tractors, who have named their price for doing the
entire work on as many different sections. In the
opinion it was stated, however, that •'contracts
might be so drawn thai the cost of the completed
work for the entire road would not constitute a
debt within the meaning of the constitutional pro
Twenty Hurt When Observation
Car Plunges Down Embankment.
CbnneUsvtlle. Perm.. May 29.— Twenty passengers
w .«. re seriously Injured shortly before noon to-day.
when the observation parlor car on the Royal Blue
Limited train on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad,
bound from Chicago to New York, left the rails two
miles from Garrett. Perm.. east of here, and
plunged down an embankment That none were
killed i- considered remarkable.:
The following are reported to be seriously Injured:
Fran) Sweeney. Port Jervis. N. V.; B. M. Johnson.
Connellsville. Perm.: U R. Banford. La Grange 111.,
and Mrs. A. V. Owen. Baltimore.
The train left Plttsburg this morning at gog o clock.
Owing to the warm weather, the observation par
lor car was ailed. When the train reached a point
two miles east of Garrett. and while rounding a
sharp curve, the observation ear swung from tne
tracks and was th-ovm down the e.ibnnkment.
The passenger, were scattered pel. m, 11. A num
ber who were seated on the platform were pitched
far into the air. alighting clear of the wrecked
car but among stones and cinders, causing painful
Injuries. Others were tnrown In a heap to the
floor and showered with broken glass.
f ,,-, a delay ■■! an hour the injure,] were placed
on the uninjured cars of the train and brought on
,o this city, with the exception of Frank Sweeney.
of Port lervta. an engineer of the Erie; Railroad,
who was left at a hospital at Cumberland. Ho
was more seriously Injured than the others, but is
,-aid not to be in Immediate danger. Those on the
wrecS car Included a number of member, of the
Supreme Council. Royal Arcanum, who were re
turning from "• ... .Nt meeting of thai body ...
Sago. Supreme Bepresentatlves Cliarles Hog.n-
C and Alexander V. Owens of this city, we
!..,th illktitly cut and bruised, as was also Mr*
py«nk T ItcFaden -f 1t..-1.» ; .....i. v»•-J ««
ass S§£p^|^siis
ivrt 'i-r-t- N V . J C McCahn. mail .n-
KaT T ,-..)-,-., Marion V.Wex. Aspinwall.
1 , n-.i,hington Mrs. W H Ray. st
' ■•";:" \ Callery. Perm.; M» .1
J " S "ciine Mrs ' F. U Bretidrl and Lloyd Brendel.
H ir/"exac t clu~ of the accident has not been
dM'rmln'' 1 '- ..
„ , r Brri- Ireland >' 23.— -A rpfHal court to-
; i:rrl ,;ed Mr,. K«r«acc< Clary for trial l«a a
Amendment to Naturalization Law
Will Help Bureaus.
Word «as received in this city yesterday after
noon of the passage in the Senate of an amend
ment to the naturalization law of 1906 which it
is expected will do much to relieve the pressure
on the naturalization bureaus here and enable
them to catch up in the work of making citizens.
The present law has been in operation since Sep
tember. ISO 6, and in that time the naturalization
bureaus, for lack of proper clerical assistance,
have fallen so far behind that at present there
are 3f..iX>n persons waiting to receive their natural
ization papers. At this rate, it wa* estimated.
'.n five years there would have been I0»,«M persons
waiting for papf-rs.
To Arthur yon Briesen. a well known lawyer and
friend of President Roosevelt, is due in a large
measure the amendment passed yesterday. He
lias a large practice in the federal courts in this
city and the long line of men in front of the
naturalization bureau in the federal building, rang
ing from 900 to 1.000 on some mornings, attracted
his attention. He learned th.it whereas between
30,'"*» and 40,000 persons made application for
naturalization papers each year, the bureau in the
I'nited States circuit Court had been able to pre
pare and give out only 11,008 nrst papers last year.
Seme men had to come and stand in line six or
seven times before they could get their papers.
One man n-.ade thirteen visits to the bureau before
he got his. All this was not the fault of the
bureau, but was because the law was so construed
that it would not permit the hiring of additional
The original law read that any office taking in
naturalization fees to the amount of 16.000 a year
could retain $3."O0 for clerks, and that a part of all
moneys above 16.000 could be returned by the
Secretary of the Treasury if needed for additional
clerk hire. But the Controller of the Treasury
ruled that an..; her law declared no money could
be paid out by him unless It should be specifically
appropriated. So he refused '•> allow any more
thHn $8,000 for the maintenence of the naturaliza
tion bureau In the Circuit Court, although it took
In more than Sl.^"S I .^" between June 30, l!>o>s. and
June SO. IP"7, and this year will have taken in
about H2.000
Wtth 13.000 to spend. John Lewis Donovan, l>ep
uty Clerk of the United States Circuit Court, who
is In charge of the naturalization bureau of that
court, has had two clerks under him up to May
1; but the meagre appropriation having more than
run otit one of the ,-ierks had to be transferred to
another department. Deputy Clerk Donovan and
two men were able to make out about fifty papers
a day. With on!y one assistant not more than t^n
to twenty papers are being made out.
Last September Mr. yon Briesen wrote to Presi
dent Roosevelt describing the conditions, and As
sistant Secretary Murraj of 'lie Department of
Commerce and Labor van detailed by Secretary
Straus to make ; ,ii investigation. As a result Con
gressman Moore, of Texas, drew an amendment
to the naturalization act, which speclflcallj ap
propriates such parts of all moneys over $6,000 re
ceived as the secretary of the Department of Com
merce and Labor may certify to be necessary for
additional clerks in any particular bureau. This
bill passed the House on May S Senafbr I>illing
hani took the hill up In the Senate, but the Sen
ate committee showed a disposition to amend the.
bill, and the chances of its passage seemed dubious
on Thursday. I'esterda.y, however. Mr. yon Brie
pen received a dispatch that the bill had gone
i>eputy Clerk Donovan sajd last night he had
braid of the passage of the bill and would apply
for authority to engage two additional clerks at
once. With four men at work m the department
they might be able to get out as man> as one
hundred papers a day. The fact thai the law re
quires that the papers he copied consecutively by
number means that only one record book can be
kept going, bo that limits the number of papers
that can be put through in a given tim^ But it is
the opinion of I>eputy cjork Donovan tliat the
amended law will result In the st;ite courts and
the l"nit<--d States District Court doing » larger
naturalization business than they do now. which
will, of course, relieve conditions. As it is now
the Circuit Court does about two-thirds of the
business Undei the new conditions it may be
possible to make out a man's first papers the same
<1h;. It makes application.
The Irrterborougli Rapid Transit Company has
reminded th< Public Service Commission of its
willingness to dispose of the so-called Steinway
tunnel. In :i letter to the commission dated P*eb
ruarj >7 the ipanj suggested that i; would !•«•
;, k i thing for the cltj to purchase the tunnel
;:t Its approximate cost, which was Hgured at
J?,23»,*76-50. At yesterday's nwetlng or !!■,>■ pom
mission a communication wsls read calling the
attention of the commission to ti.- passage of the
Frawley bill which gives the commission the
authority to purchase the tunnel, uit'i the ap
proval of the Hoard of Estimate and ApportJon
m< nt, and to make contracts for its operation. The
companj is eager to imv the commission con
sider the purchase, but do action w;ts t.ikon yes
terday by that lpo.lv.
Justice Sea bury, of the Supreme Court, signed
an order yesterday substituting Charles L. Hub
bell, of No. V*< Broadway, as attorney for M/ie C.
Wood! who sued Senator Plat! for a divorce, in
place of Joseph Day Use Mrs. Wood lost her suit
againft the S<"n:<tnr anil was committed to the
Tombs on the charge or perjury. Bail was fixed
at |5,600. which as furnished for her by tee
jJfvicHM <»■' ''•■'■■ Cs«j|pgs»".
Named at Conference in Baltimore —
Other Business.
[Ry T>le|rraph to Th» Trihun* 1
Baltimore. May 29-The Methodist Episcopal
General Conference to-day named the followinc
editors of Methodist publication*: "Methodist Re
view." William V. Kelley; •Christian Advocate."
James W. Buckley; "Western Christian Advocate."
Levi Gilbert: "Northwestern Christian Advocate."
David D. Thompson; "Central Christian Advocate."
Claudius B. Spencer; "Plttsburg Christian Advo
cate," J. J. Wallace; "California Christian Advo
cate," D. L. Rader; "Christian Apologist." A. J.
Nast; "Haus and Herde." Frederick Muntz: "Ep
worth Herold," Stephen J. Herben; "Sunday School
Periodicals." John F. McFarlind; "Southwestern
Christian Advocate," H. E. Jones. All the pres
ent in« umbents were elected except in the case of
the Pittshurg Christian Advocate," which hns
been managed by the Rev. Dr. Smith, who has
been elevated to the episcopacy.
Secret ayes were returned as follows: Dr. Robert
Forbes. Board of Home Missions and Cfcurch Ex
tension; Dr. Mcß. Mason (negro), Freedmen's Aid
Society, and Dr. E. M. Randall, Kpworth League,
all re-elections. Dr. David <i. Downey was chosen
secretary of the Board of Sunday Schools and Dr.
Joseph B. Hlngeley. secretary of the Board of
Conferences, both new bodies. There was no choice
or. the first ballot for secretaries of the Board o'
Foreign Missions, Board of Education and an ad
ditional secretary of the Freedmfns Aid Society.
The Rev. Dr. A. B. Leonard, win has been sec
retary of the Foreign Mission Board for twenty
years and is one of the leading members of the
Genera! Conference, received 346. and l>r. Homer
Stuntz, field secretary of the same board, who
made a strong: race for the bishopric, got ;S4s votes
for the place.
The conference refused to-day to agree to an
overture of the Methodist Episcopal Church South
for a restatement of faith. The overture contem
plated the co-oporation of all th<- Methodist
churches in a movement for tho preparation of a
statement of doctrine for world-wide Methodism,
Among th» reports adopted to-day was one pro
viding for a constitution for the Board of Foreign
Missions. Another from the commute, on dea
coness' work unifies this type of church service as
to supervision.
Because of the backward staff of legislation and
to insure the consideration of the most important
committee reports ready for presentation, a "slfty
committee" was appointed, with instructions to re
port to-morrow what questions it determined were
most deserving of the attention of the conference.
One of the liveliest debates to-day was over the
proposition allowing the board to aid churches in
downtown districts, in college communities and in
other crucial places for the church where edifices
costing more than $1"."00 would be called for. This
was finally passed and the report adopted as a
whole with the changes noted.
The reports from the .-ommittee on th- epis.-^pa<-y
relative to the districting of bishops and the assign
ment of their residences were adopted without de
bate. In the matter of districting the bishops, the
conference sentimen' was expressed in a request
that during the coming quadrenniutn. where prac
ticable, the Board of Bishops shoul-1 arrange that
Individual bishops 'should hold contiguous confer
ences, and for two o r more years in succession.
This request was In no sense mandatory, but pro
vides for an experiment that may eventuate in a
districted episcopacy.
A motion was passed limiting the number of field
agents to two. there being a general sentiment in
favor of retrenchment. The conference did away
with the district boards of home mission? and
church extension.
rmted States Senator A. .1. Beveridge. of Tnd'ana.
will deliver the oration at the Memorial Day ex
ercises, which the conference will hold to-morrow
Chosen by Presbyterians for Xe.rt
Meeting Over Seattle.
Kansas City. Mo.. May 29. -Technical legal and
administrative questions occupied most of the ses
sions of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in the Vnited States of America to-day.
The routine of this procedure was relieved some
what by the preliminary skirmishing of the ad
herents of Denver and Seattle for next year's as
sembly. The excitement was all in the prelimi
naries, however, as the assembly voted almost
unanimously for Denver on the first ballot, end
subsequently the vote was made unanimous. The
assembly wSH meet In Denver on the third Thurs
day in May. the time being fixed by the r lies of
the organization.
An overture from the Herman speaking Presby
terians, asking for home rule or independent prrs
byteries, embodied Tn the report of the commit tea
on polity, was of surpassing Importance in the pro
ceedings to-day. The Germans carried the question
direct to the Oneral Assembly, Instead of consult
ing local synods, which, the secretary thought,
would not approve the creation of new presbyteries
in their territory. The General Assembly consid
ered the question of Jurisdiction and decided it
would be a bad precedent to act Independent^ of
the synods affected. While approving the establish
ment of the new presbyteries, the assembly decided
that final action would lie deferred until the tiew
assembly of lo«;il synods could be consulted.
This question is of special concern to th" C,er
mnitti of Illinois, Wisconsin. Kansns. Nebraska,
lowa. Minnesota. North and South Dakota. Mis
souri. Indiana and Ohio Tins is the third assem
bly which has had the subject under consideration.
The German churches want their own synod, to
be called the German Synod of the West and to
have three presbyteries, to be nulled t h- Galena.
George and IVaukon presbyteries.
Thf (udicial commission, ihe court of last resort
in lega! matters in the Church government, ie
ported thnt the union of the First. Second and
Centtal Presbyterian churches to form the Presby
terian Church of the Covenant at Cincinnati was
regular, and that nothing in violation of the legal
inks of the Church was done to bring about the
union. The assembly will net upon the report to
Former Secretary of State John W. Foster, Vice-
ModeratOT D. R James, of Brooklyn, and the Rev.
Dr. Stuart Dodge, of the Board of Home Missions,
were appointed as a committee to confer with the
authorities at Washington in regard to the alleged
interference with the work of the American Bible
and American Tract societies at Ellis Island.
Owing to heavy demands made during the year
I the indebtedness of St. Marks Hospital is shown
I by its report to be larger than for several years.
The floating debt amounts to Jo.tVifi and numerous
improvements are necessary The board of man
agers at the last meeting voted to send an appeal
to all th f ' large banking houses In this city for
,-it.i to keep the Institution open. Subscriptions
may be. sent to the emergency fund of St Marks
Th" Appellate Division denied yesterday the mo
tion of Howard Gould to jr. to the Court of Appeals
over question? of \hw involved m KatherhM ' Tem
nions Gould's Milt for separation and suprort.
Mr Gould obtained an order in the lo^-r court
permitting him to t;ike the testimony of Helen
Mar. the former friend r 'f bis wife. Mrs GonM
succeeded in having the order vacated hi ap
pealing to the Appellate Division Mr GouM
sought to have this phase of the case reargued or
passed upon \,\ the Court of Appeals and asked
for m order. certifying 'his question for review bj
the highest court
An autopsy was held yesterday on the body of
Charles M. Holmes, the Boston leather merchant
who died in the corridor of the Hoffman House
Thursday night under what was thought to be nu<«
plcious circumstances, by Albert T. Weston. cor
oners physician. As a result of the autopsy it was
reported that the first verdict of the physician was
correct that Holmes was a victim of heart disease.
Mis* (lara L. Moore, of No. IIS West 47th street.
In whose apartment Holmes was at the time h»
was first taken 111. her negro maid, the negro ele
vator man and Hugh Fitzsimmons. the chauffeur
of the cab that brought Holmes to the Hoffman
House, who were all arrested after Holmes'* death,
w»-re arngned before Magistrate Finn in Jefferson
Market court yesterday morning and paroled in
the custody of Coroner Harburger When the
result cf the. autopsy was announced the cor
oner discharged all the prisoners. The body will
ba uk«n la JUaluen. .Mass., lor burial.
Heirs Win Contest and Miss Smedly
. Must . Pay Costs.
Wot only was the will of Hiram H. lam port re
fused for probate yesterday, but the costs of th»
action brought by the other heirs were imposed on
Miss Mary Clementine Smedly by Surrogate Beck
ett. Miss Smedly was his constant companion dur
ing th" last Tears of his life, when he took a serum
warranted to prolong life and electrical treatment.
When he died he left $l=i.«lO outright to her out of
an estate valued at $I'V>.ofO, an d also made her th?
residuary legate?. She was also named as execu
trix, with James 1... Parson, assistant cashier of Is*
Chemical National Bank, who was an executor.
Althea Jewell, a grandnlece of Mr Lamport; Clar
ence C. Lamport, a nephew, and fifteen other rela
tives contested th» filing of the will for probate.
The claims of the relatives under the will did not
amount to more than 531.000.
Mr. I-amport died at th» age of etghty-slx. For
some time before his death he was unable to writ.
more than his signature, and had to do that '.viih a
magnifying glass. Dr. J. Lefflngwell Hatch was
employed by him to give him electricity and a "life
giving serum." Dr. Hatch was at one time con
nected with the ''Universal Medical Institute," in
"West 29th street, and also was In charge of «he
"Dr. Johnson Sanitarium."' Miss Smedty testified
that she did not have to study physical culture to
look after Mr. Lamport, as she "was naturally born
that way."
Witnesses Continue Testimony
About Value of Galena Product.
Owing to the seeming difference in prices charged
by the Standard Oil Company to railroads for Ma
lubricating oils, the counsel for the company. Moritz
Rosentha!. explained the Standard's defence yes
terday In the suit before Franklin Ferris. A3 ref
eree, brought by the government to dissolve the
company on the ground that it maintained a mo
nopoly in violation of the Sherman anti-trust law.
Mr. Rosenthal said that the price of the lubricat
ing oils sold by the Galena Signal Oil Company, ■
subsidiary company of the Standard, did not count
in the computation of cost to the railroads. He
called attention to the figures prepared under th»
direction of Herbert Knox Smith, the Commissioner
of Corporations.
"Mr. Smith." he said, "may fool the public with
his figures and claim that they show- a monopoly
and discrimination, but he can't fool the railroads.
We go to a railroad and offer to lubricate it? cars
and locomotives for 9" per cent of what lubrhation
hr»s cost It. Nothing Is said about the cost a gal
lon or a thousand miles. Records are kept by us.
of course, to determine what the cost by the quan
tity is. This bulk price depends upon what the
railroad has been paying for its lubrication. That
is where the seeming preferences come in. We
have 97 per cent of the business in this country,
but it is based upon quality and our ability to prove
that we can do better work at a lower price. It
is a legitimate business gain, due to better busi
ness methods and better goods. 1 '
On June 8 the Galena company will hold a meet
ing of its experts at Franklin. Perm.. where th»
main offices are. There are fifty experts in this
country and twenty abroad. The hearing yester
day was confined to the testimony of experts. Each
testified that the cost of lubrication had been cut
down wherever Galena oil had been used, arid Mr.
Kellogg was able only to make technical differences
in the evidence on cross-examination. Alexander
Turner, the expert who is assigned to duty with
the New York Central. Lake Shore and Chicago &
Alton, and E. W. Hayes, expert assigned to the
Boston & Albany, were taken over the san» ground
by Mr. Kellogg, as were the others railed earlier
In the week, with the exception of giving individual
instances of lowering the price of the oil and ex
plaining the differences in cost.
■'If th» Chicaga Xortll ■ .Sil. I w ran an engine ?e-.
pnty-nin* miles on a pint of valve oil and the Penn
sylvania thirty-three mile? on a pint, did not the
Chicago Northwestern eef its oil cheaper""' Mr
Kellogg asked Mr Turner.
Mr. Turner admitted that it did. and Mr Rosen
thai said that the cost of oil by the quantity did
not count.
Mr. Hayes was asked whether he had sold oil
while acting as an expert. He said he had not.
Had he talked to the expert sent by the Galena
company when he was connected with the Union
Pacific? Mr. Kellngg asked Mr. Hayes said rhat
the expert did all the talking. The expert had im
proved the condition of rhe n>ad. Mr. Kayes as
serted. A contract had b"en made by another road,
of which Mr. Hayes was master me.-b.anic. artta la
independent company.
■Who made the contract." ashfd Mr. K>!k>gg.
"and why?"
"I -l.'n't know who made It. and CM knows wtiy
he made it," answered Mr Hayes.
Cashiers Say They Were Swindled at Queens
County Fair at Maspeth.
About a dozen indignant cashiers and ticket col
lectors, who had given security for their good be
havior at the Queens County Fair, at Maspeth.
Long Island, called at the District Attorneys of
fice yesterday afternoon and for more than an
hour related their collective and individual trou
bles to Assistant District Attorney Bosler. Early
next week, he said, he would apply to a magis
trate for a warrant for the person named in their
The complainants say that they wore induced
to give up from $I<to to $2™ sack as a guarantee
of their honesty and accuracy in handling the re
ceipts of th« fair, and as th» alleged payments
were mnde in an office in the Knickerbocker The
atre Building, at No 1 .4^2 Broadway, the case
went to the District Attorney's office here.
The hundred or more showmen and privilege
holders of the fair broke camp yesterday. Like
the rear guard of a defeated and battered army,
their gaudy trappings forming a pathetic back
ground, the little caravan slowly drove out of the
gates of Feldman's Driving Park into the dusty
Maspeth highways. AH the ready money they
p.^cpssed. they say. they paid over to th» pro
moters of the fair for a place on the grounds.
Between pity for their families and indignation
over 'the manner in which they allege they had
been fleeced, the departing showmen were beyond
the speaking point.
The New York Central & Hudson River Rail
road Company will have to do better by Bronxites
In the matter of train service. The complaints
from that borough resulted in an order issued yes
terday by the Public Service Commission that the
railroad stop twenty-thr»e instead of sixteen of
its northbound suburban trains at stations in The
Bronx. Twenty four southbound trains will have
to make stops at the stations- nine more than at
The Commissioners of Accounts began yester
(lay an investigation of the methods of condem
nation commi«sion.« -for the purpose of recom
mending simpler and cheaper means of acquiring
property by condemnation. No immediate report
is expected.
When George L. Rives »i? Corporation Counsel
he went extensively into the abuses of condemn.!
tion proceedings. His report showed that the city
lost millions of dollars yearly and that the work
was done according to law. but under a system
that had grown unwieldy ' and undesirable.
The commencement exercises of the M.lt.Hblilg
Academy, of Mercersburg. Perm.. will begin to-mor
row with a baccalaureate sermon to the graduates
by Dr. \V. M. Irvine. The programme fur the
three following days Include a tennis tourna
ment on Monday and a baseball game between
the Carlisle Indians and the academy team on
The closing exercises of Berkeley School, at
West End avenue and T2d street, were held last
night in Duryea Hall. ?2d street and. Broad*. I]
Dr. Frederic 0 Virgin, cf, the class of ill. de
livered the address to the grkduuttakj class. Ttierc
-»a& a programme given by the »tudent»
Why buy to reign
underwear, which, like
foreign clothing, is notor
iously B-ntting. wh^n you
can bu y 'American
Hosiery" ("nderwear,
made to wear under rioth
ing fitted by the most skill
ful tailors in the world.
The highest giadc in all
fXint Highest A wards J
•mOMTTI* f | _. |» Gf^
AuTricam Hosiery
Wholesale D-pt.. m- Frinklin St.. XrvTork
GriinfekTs Linen Store, £
:C, 21, Leipziger Street. Berlin, W. |J
On Kills : Lairfesbnl. flMs. #
A«k fop Illustrate* Price LUC Jj
Xo Agents anywhers. A
A uction Sales.
VALUATION $100,000.
SALE MOM. AND TOES., JUKE Is! and 2nd,
1 1 o'clock a. m., at the residence,
14 WEST 68TH ST.,
By order of owner, act. of .lepartur- for Parts.
j Entire Superb.Appointments
Including complete fnrni»hing.« of the J»rs»
French Drawing Room, Smoking Room,
Library and Dining Room,
I Cas«sJaAsa all •-<> <rry«tat. china, »r»rltne silv»r. S.tref
! B>|d plate. table s<>r - mp.-rte.i linens ana Ola wines.
I Collection of 80 Canvases
by prominent European and American artists: very fln»
lurgf Bronzes an.i Bric-a-Brac: macriftcent. E!-'-tr"lt»r»
■ an.-l Chand»n»r» throusho.lt: fine Persian Rues. Carpets
! and Draperi»>i thnrazlVMit; a full ■■"•<■>. ten
bedrooms, kitchen i" . servants' ■;'i?r r
Sale und»r th<» direction of th«
Fourth Aye. Auction Rooms (inc.)
•FH<~>NE *'"- r'sr ' 5 MADI.'OS
Sale to he rondtirte<» b» Mr. J. nATFITXD
MORTON. Auctioneer and \oi>rai»er :
«\aralneu»s ar ■--■■- - Exhibiting 10-day. 9A. M.
, to 1 p M. onl>-
Mystery enshrouded UN fndiormenr? turned in yes
terday by the sr^nd jury in Brcoklyn. but it is
supposed that the in.;;, ted ones were thos*> who have,
been connected with sewer frauds there. Charles
M. Wells. T. clerk in the office of William O. Miles.
the Brooklyn lawyer, who. together with Wells. Is
serving a term on Blackwrli's Island for complicity
in the sewer frauds, was before the May grand
jury recently.
The dog- which bit three children at Public School
I 23. Richmond, on Thursday, had rabies. The au
topsy performed by the Department of Health ex
! perts yesterday proved this. The three children.
! all of whom live in Mariner's Harbor, were sent to
i the Pasteur Institute.
An Interesting Symposium by
the Presidents of Nearly All
the Women's Colleges.
Which will also contain another
interesting instalment of
SHORTY McCABE is on deck again,
as he is invariably every other
TtaN time SEWF.I.I. FORD relate*. or rather
permit* SHORTY to rel;itr. In ht» ■ ■■■!
line". •"»«» amti»lns "tnrw entitled. "A CROSS
us Related *% IMI TOM ANDY BILL .
Picture* of some o! the Women E\hibitor»

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