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LAW BRAZENLY BROKEN ATLANTIC CITY CONTENT. Officiate and Judge Say Sunday Closing Would Be Distasteful \ Atlantic City. Aug. 3— The commission, headed by Mayor Charles J. Fisk. of Plainfleld. which is investigating excise conditions throughout the state, O*t here to-day and took testimony to confirm their personal observation that Atlantic City is wide open on Sunday and every other day. The condi tion was frankly acknowledged by the city and ; - county officials. Walter Holrick, a patrolman, while testifying. fammc<l up what appeared to be the general opin ion, when he said that -'the people of this town, or • roost of them, want free rum. and It will kill the ' city to close the saloons, and the Pennsylvania . Railroad won't stand for that." Mayor Stoy admitted the saloon? were open yes ■ terday and every other Sunday, and he thought it best for Atlantic City that It should be so. The Mayor said that ninety out of every hundred resi- j dents are opposed to Sunday closing, and that It j was the floating population that made the business. Isaac Baeharach. chairman of the police and license committee of the Common Council, ac knowledged he had instructed liquor dealers how they should arrange their screens. He had per sonally instructed new applicants how to run . their places on Sunday. County Judge B. A. Higher said he had never revoked ' a license. He used his own Judgment in granting them. For twenty years he had known sateom to he open on Sundays. He had no recent personal knowledge of, Sunday violations because •Ince he had been on the bench he always drank ■what he wanted at home. as he thought it more discreet. The Judge doubted if it would be pop- Bible to draw a grand jury in Atlantic County that would find an indictment for Sunday selling. He said that at Somers Point, where he had liv^fi. things were very much as they wore here. and h« doubted the wisdom of trying to enforce the law there. Smith E. Johnson, the present Sheriff, who ha; been Sheriff four time* since IW. did not think 1? «■«< his fluty to look for violations of the law. H« dented caving any professional grand Jurymen, ©ut said he had the right to draw whom he pleased aa4 whan .he, pleased. Chief.. of Police. Woodruff admitted the town wr\s •wide open and said it was impossible to enforce th« excise law. He had presented positive cvi , dance to the grand jury, hut no indictments were ..found. _ Mr. risk suggested that should not pre vent arrest* being made, to which the chief re rponded: "What the user* Concerning disreputable resorts, the chief said: 'It you kill them to-day, they come to life again to-morrow," The chiefs parting remark to the commission '•was: "If you want Atlantic City closed on Sun day, you've got to get grand juries that want the same thing." Pro**«utor «W>ldenh*rg of Atlantic County, of ! -whom Governor Fort expected great thfngs when " he named him. said that outside of Atlantic City the Bishop*' law was being fairly well enforced. He said that in eighteen months there had been sixty arrests. The cases went before three grand •juries, and he had" personally presented six cases to the lust grand Jury. The evidence was abso j lutely perfect. There had been no indictments in eighteen ■ months," he said. Asked why he had taken no ac tion to enforce the law here, the Prosecutor re plied. "1 would simply be fighting windmills." Mr. Goldenl»erg said the Republican organization expresjtrd the will of the people here. He went ■ en to pay that "the people are getting just as good '■ government as they nil and the kind of govern ment they are voting for." VISITS SICK WIFE; DROPS DEAD. Just as h«" returned home from visiting his wife, •who is dangerously ill in ■ hospital in this city. William (J. Peas*- dropped dead at the door of his flat. No. r<»> Riverdale avenue, Yorkers. Death was ISM to hoan disease. He was Hlxfcit fifty-two years old. He l.a.i lived in Vonkers about fourteen months. He was formerly «*mployed in a Jewelry Store in lower Manhattan. " ' " ■- ' ' - ' - QUARRELS WITH WIFE; KILLS SELF. Julius Bocbort. sisty-three years old. of No. SB €th street, committed suicide last night by slashing his wrist and cutting his jugular vein. Alter quarnllii' ? wiin hi.- wife be threatened to kill himself, but she did not take him seriously until she heard the fall of his body on the kitchen floor. - _ A Cooling Drink One of the most delicious, wholesome, and of late years, highly popular summer beverages is 1 ICED boii according to directions on the |3ackage. Cool it with cracked ice, add sugar, cream, a "suspicion" of lemon and a "whisper" of nutmeg, perhaps or simply sugar and lemon juice if you prefer it clear. There's No Prohibition movement against Postum in any State because it is made from clean, hard wneat skillfully roasted, contains no coffee, alcohol or other injurious substance. It is Good for all Classes — Old and Young When boiled properly, all the nutritious elements in the wheat are brought out, including the phosphate of potash, grown in the grain for re building brain and nerve cells. * "There's a Reason " for POSTUM MEAN SWINDLE DISCOVERED. Advertisement Promised Work for 10 Cents, but No Work Came. Advertisements in German newspapers during the last few we^ks attracted hundreds of persons out of employment anxious to g-st information where they could get good pay addressing pamphlets They sent their 10 cents in postage stamps t •Advertiser. No. 249 East Mth street." Not receiv ing the promised information, a dozen or •» < those who had been duped searched the house late yesterday afternoon for the mysterious •Ad vertiser." but failed to find who had inserted the advertisement. Detective Martin F. Fay, of the East S4lh street station, was attracted to the house bjv the disturb ance created by those who had beer, sw-inrtled. and when he learned the particulars of the scheme < cided to trap "Advertißer." When a postman <ie- HverM a batch of letters from other victim?, says. Mrs. Anna Kohler, who had a furnished room in the house, took "Advertisers" mail. He arreste her for using the mails to defraud. Tnlted Sla '^ a Commissioner Shields will investigate the case day. He paroled the prisoner until then. DIES FROM MORFHINE POISON. Wealthy Retired Silversmith's Wife Expires in Bellevue. * woman whrm the hospital authorities had recorded as Mrs. Georgia Howard of No. to West 11th street, died in Bellevue .HwM£}lg night from morphine poisoning and a lcoho 1 Urn. according to the diagnosis of the Institution ; ph> sicians. Kn. Howard was taken to Bellevue on July 5 by Dr. O'Connell.' of St. Vincent's Hos pital, who removed her from her home Mr,. Howard gave as her nearest friend Mra W R -Cladding whose telephone call she said were with her at the time of her death. husband. Stephen Howard, was s opn.n. :»t the Hotel imperial, but inquiries there last night were met by the statement that no such person «a. w* P round *»*. ; , transferred to Brtlevue. BINGHAM DISMISSES BRENNAN. Michael R. Brennan. superintendent of the tele graph and electrical service of the New York Pa ,Tee Department, -as dismissed J^Mjg^g missioner Bingham. Brennan. who had ,*™ in he department for nearly thirty yeans. hau been at the head of the telegraph and electrical serv.ee for fifteen years. He was found guilty of neglect nf duty and disobedience of orders. Brennan s trial was continued off and or. for fully ten months. ELOPING PATROLMAN DROPPED. Patrolman Daniel E. Kelly, of the Ralph avenue station Brooklyn, who on July 10 last is said to have eloped to Philadelphia with Anna Rltzer. an eighteen-year-old girl who lived at No. 1380 De Kalb avenue, Brooklyn, was dismissed from the Police Department yesterday by order of Commis sioner Bingham. Kelly, the police say. inherited about $3,500 by the death of a relative and fled to Philadelphia with the young girl, where she dis covered that he was married. The patrolman and Anna Ritzer returned to Brooklyn and Kelly is said to have obtained the forgivenness of his wife. BINGHAM DROPS PROBATIONERS. Before Commissioner Bingham left the city for a month's vacation on Saturday he went to the old ?th Regiment Armory, at 6th street and Third ave nue, and, after looking over the, 116 probationary policemen, dropped twelve as unsuitable. The men had not yet bought any part of their equipment. It was said at headquarters that three months ago the Commissioner dropped thirty out of a batch of one hundred probationers and that they have en gaged counsel to take steps toward having their reinstatement effected by 'the courts. They had all bought equipment. OFFICER FINED FOR ASSAULT. Patrolman Edward Manley. of the Elizabeth street station who on July 7 got into trouble through his alleged assault on a pedler. Nicholas Assuniliopouloß. near Broad and Stone street?, an<l is said to have flourished, his revolver at the time. w?= found guilty yesterday of being under the in fluence of an imoxicating agent on that occasion and was fined fifteen days" pay by order of Com missioner Bingliiun. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY, AUGUST: 4, 1908 ri'THJANS THROM HUB Many Thousands Ready for Conven tion's Opening To-day. Boston. Aug. -3.— By train and boat thousands of . Knights of Pythias poured Into this city to-day in time to take part in the exercises '^preliminary to. the formal- opening to-morrow of the twenty-fifth convention of the Supreme Lodge, and the biennial encampment of the Uniform Rank of the Knights of Pythias and the annual convention of the Pythian Sisters. - .■•-«;. The chief official action of the, convention was the formal dedication late to-day of C -imp Joseph H. Lyon on Franklin Field, one of the largest pub lic playgrounds in Boston, where a canvas city of twenty-five hundred tents accommodates the greater portion of the large numbers of guests. Supreme Representative D. Sidney Woodworth. president of the Boston ways -and moans commit tee for this convention, transferred the camp to Charles A. Barn'e?. Supreme Chancellor of the order, who in turn transferred It to Arthur J. Stobbart. major general commanding the Uniform Rank. At the flag raising: held Jn connection with this affair there were addresses by Governor Curtis Guild, jr.. and Mayor George A. Hibbard. Wr. The first business session In connection with Pythian week ,was the opening of the bien nial convention of the Grand Keepers of Record and Seals Association in Kingsley Hall, Ford Build ing. President U. S. Burns, of Wisconsin, presided, and B. W. Bartlett. of Little Rock. Ark., was the secretary. Grand Chancellor George W. Pennimnn of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts welcomed the members. Dunns; the afternoon there was. an exemplifica tion of degree work by King Solomon Temple, 63. Pythian Sisters, or Boston. To-night there was another exemplification of work by Lynn Temple. 3. Pythian .Sisters, of Lynn, at Union Hall. The thousand of Knights in the tented city at Franklin Field after spending the day in getting settled under their canvas roofs, enjoyed them selves at a vaudeville performance In the camp. A meeting of the advisory board of the Pythian Sisters was held in the Hotel Brunswick during the. day, attended by Anna N. Young, of Zanepville, Ohio, supreme, chief of the Pythian Sisters, and many other officers of this auxiliary. The meet ing was secret. All arrangements were completed to-night for the big parade of the uniform rank to-morrow. Major General Stobhart. commanding the Knights of Pythins in general encampment here,, served formal notice to-night on Mayor Hibbard that un less "the disgusting condition that has prevailed for the last two days is changed, that unless the wholesale looting of goods and property of mem bers of die order is stopped, and that unless im mediately an adequate force of police Is detailed to preserve at least a semblance of law and order about the camp. 1 shall order to-morrow morning the camp disbanded and the encampment post poned to some future time in another city." This order follows reported thefts from the tents of Knights of Pythias men said to amount to thou sands of dollars. DOUBT EFFICACY OF TETANUS "CUKE." New York Physicians Do Not Believe Magnesium Sulphate a Preventive. The report from Pittsburg that a boy suffering from tetanus had been cured after injections of magnesium sulphate into the spinal column was not credited by Dr. G. G. Rnmhaud, of the Pasteur Institute of this city, and other physicians yester day. Dr. Rambaud said that antitoxin injection. In hi" opinion, wa? the only preventive and remedy. He said that several years aco magnesium sul phate had been experimented with, but without success. He said that the theory of antitoxin was that of a counteracting serum. Dr. Rambaud said that if the incubation of the tetanus germ was effected within eight days the mortality would be. 9t> per cent despite all treat ment; in a period of from eight to twelve days there were even chances of recovery, and If the time was longer the cures were about S5 pep ce>it. At Bellevue the statement in the report that a, physician from that institution ..was in Pittsburg observing the cure was denied. So was the re ported efficacy of magnesium sulphate as a remedy for tetanus. .. ', . . BUFFALO MAN DROWNED IN CHICAGO. Chicago. Aug. 3.— The body of a man believed from letters found in the pockets of his coat to be George. T. Hurley, of Buffalo, was recovered from the lake at the foot of Oak street to-day. The man was drowned while swimming on Saturday night. F. .V. C. IX WAR OX NOISE, Will Wage Vigorous Campaign Against Racket Making Cars. The Public Service Commission at it» meeting yesterday took up , the subject of unnecessary noises caused by the operation of cars and trains within the city limits, and authorised Chairman Willcox to -send a letter of warning to the com panies concerned. The commission Intends to wage a vigorous campaign against noises of this class. The letter' sent to the railroad and traction com panies follows: , Serious complaints have been made to this com mission relative to unnecessary noise made by the operation of cars and trains through the streets of the city. Inspections made by Inspectors of this commission Indicate that If the companies should give closer attention to tie condition of cars and tracks, a very considerable decrease in noise. would result.. Greater care in the lubrication and condi tion of the parts of cars and to the condition of track joints and switch points Is accordingly urged upon the companies by the commission. " _ The commission directs this improvement in the hope that the companies ma" voluntarily cause such a change in operation that formal proceed ings by the commission as to specific instances of faulty construction or operation may be rendered unnecessary. The commission will, however, bring to your at tention by correspondence specific complaints that are urgent and require immediate attention, with the request that you may reply to the inquiries of this commission as to what changes you will make with regard thereto and by what date. As to the general improvement in the condition of equip ment and track, so far as it relates to noise, the commission will erpect to hear at once of the steps that you are making toward improvement. Receiver Whitridge of the Third Avenue line, paid yesterday that he was not sympathetic about the. complaints of noise, as the place where his work had to be done was much more noisy than most of the- places from which complaints were received. As to flat wheels there are practically none now on the Tbjrd avenue cars, he said. Several thousand dollars have been expended for turning the old fiat wheels, orders have been given to slow down on the curves, and $500,000 has been appropriated for the repairs to tracks, he said. The condition oi the tracks, he said, was worse- than if the police carried out their own regulations and compelled heavy, slow moving vehicles to keep next to the walks. The heavy trucks, he said, wear huge ruts in the asphalt, which Increase the expense of maintenance of the track and impede the progress of the cars. ACCUSED OF VIOLATING LABOR LAW. Sub-Contractors Excavating for Foundation of State Education Building Warned. Albany. Aug. B.— N. F. Pollard and Txing & Simp son, of Albany, the sub-contractors engaged In ex cavating for the foundation of the new state edu cation building, opposite the Capitol, were to-day warned by the Department of I^abor that they were violating the labor law in three, particulars. The alleged violations are: Working their era ployrs ten hours a day. paying them fifteen cents an hour and employing aliens on the contract. The I«ihor Department later served notice of its ac tion on the state officials Interested in'the work, and on Mr. Ford, of Rochester, the principal con tractor. . N The enforcement of the labor law is Intrusted to the State Labor* Commissioner, and if conditions are not changed after he lias Issued an order di recting contractors to comply with the law. he is lo Inform the District Attorney. CORONER ARRESTS FATAL SPEEDER. Frank Barnes Blamed for Death of S. P. C. A. Agent. r nrn n»r AihWt, of Queens, issued a bench war rant yesterday for the arrest of Frank Barnes, of No. 1«3 Oraham avenue. Brooklyn. A coroners jury had just found Barnt-s responsible for the death of Clarence A. Foster, an agent of the So clety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who was killed by an automobile, said to have he«n driven by Barnes, the afternoon of Saturday. July 11. The automobile was driven away from the scene of the fatality at Roaedato. l^ong Island, at more thfn a mile a mintit«, according to wit nesses! Barnes, although subprenaed to appear at yesterday's inquest, was not present. nnmes. it is said, would not have been arrested at a!! hut for the fact that his lamps were out when hp reached Brooklyn. The charge on which Barnes was arrested was speeding and not dis playing proper lights. Kirnes described himstlf as a chatlffeur in the employ ot F C. Haven, a wealthy railroad man living In Sas Harbor The latter Is reported to have had no knowledge that his machine was out the nleht of the accident BROUGHT FROM EUROPE FOR TRIAL Brooklyn Young Man Had Trouble Forcing Holland Police to Arrest Him. Joneph Cohen was brought hack t<« Brooklyn yesterday from Kumpe to «=tand trial on charges Of forgery and jrand larceny. He was employed as a bookkeeper by the Metropolitan Tobacco Company, of Warren street and Fifth avenue. Brooklyn, and disappeared on December U, when defalcations of almost sis.nnn w»ri> announced. Cohen said yesterday that after wandering through Nova Scotia and Kngland he found him self at The Hague, without money or friends. Finally, he visited David J. Hill, the United States Minister, now Ambassador to Germany, and offered to give himself up. Mr. Hill, he nays, refused to take action. Finally he succeeded in persuading the Holland police to arrest him and arrange for his extradition. Detective Gloster brought Cohen back on the Rotterdam, and he was locked up in the Raymond ptrept jail to await arraignment in the cotinty court. GAS KILLS WEALTHY WOMAN. Miss Sophie F. Smith, of Montclair. N. J., Found Dead in Her Kitchen. Mnntclair. N. J.. Aug. 3.— Miss Sophie F. Smith, of No. SO North Fullerton avenue, was found dead in the kitchen of her home this evening by Mrs. Wallace W. Weeks, of No. 48 North Fullerton ave nue. The gas was turned on in the range. Death was apparently due to an accident. Miss Smith was wealthy. She was sixty-five years old. She lived with her sister. Dr. Anna l» Smith. Dr. Smith is at present in Kurope. An other sister. Mrs. Amzi Siegler, lives at Xo. 52 Ful lerton a\enue. She is spending the summer in Sullivan County, N. T. DROPS AUTO BARRIER TO SAVE GIRLS. [3y Telegraph to The Tribune] Kastport, N. V.. Aug. a.— Deputy Sheriff Mott'.s Bolicitude for the safety of several little children who occupied a big touring car enabled chauf feur, who was exceeding the speed limit, to escape to-day. Mr. Mott, who belongs to Sheriff Wella's force of automobile deputies, was watching on the south country road, when the signal to tighten his rope across the highway was received. A second later a big car. running sixty miles an hour, dashed in sight. The deputy's quick eye caught several little girls so exposed that the rope might sever their heads unless the car stopped, and he quickly dropped the barrier, allowing the machine to continue. The chauffeur probably did not realize the motive which operated to allow him to pass without In terference. PREFERRED DEATH TO ARREST. I.«yton. Okla.. Aug. 3.— Surrounded by a posse twenty miles southwest of Lawton. J. M. Phillips, of Rand let. who yesterday murdered Mr». June Smith, his siater-ln-law. at Temple, committed eui.-tde to-day rather than submit to arrest. The killing of Mrs. Smith yesterday grew out of jealousy. PREMATURE BLAST KILLS TWO. Hazleton, Perm., Aug. 3.— One Italian and two American workmen were instantly Killed by the pre mature explosion of a blast at the stone crushing plant of Charles Kehoe, on the outskirts of 'Hazle ton, to-day. Thomas Kehoe. a non of the con tractor, was Injured about the head. HEAT KILLS THREE IN CHICAGO. Chicago, Aug. The mercury touched S3 degrees here to-day, with one exception the highest of the summer. Three deaths and many prostrations were reported. KELSEY ONTHEGROOD Examining Proposed Sale of Provi dent Life Assurance Company. ' There was a reluctance to give out developments yesterday on the negotiations going forward for the sale of the majority stock of the Prevent LMI Assurance Society. Royall Victor, of Bu.llvsn *. Cromwell, attorneys for th- three banks ■*>U.taK the 1,000 shares of stock to be sold, said: 'I have nothing to say." * . The greatest interest yesterday attached to the larrival In this city from Albany of Superintendent Kelsey of the Now York Insurance Department- Ills mission here was to learn from the persons interested all the facts regarding the contemplated sale of the Provident stock and the transfer of its control. When he had obtained these Mr. Kelsfy reserved his Judgment and returned to Albany. Of particular Interest to Superintendent Kelsey ™s the report that the stock would pass to the Inter- Southern Life Insurance Company, of Louisvuie. an institution which Is barred from doing business in New York State. , , '.j ..•♦ "What shall I do about the Provident. I don t know." said Mr. Kelsey. "whether 1 shall oppose the transfer of its stock to the Inter-Southern. 1. it is contemplated. I can't tell until I have inves tigated. When the Inter-Southern was Investigated by our department it was not in good shape. H. however. it should turn out that the Kentucky company had Influential capital behind It the case might be. different." ; : - 4 . A reporter asked Mr. Kelsey: "ir a company which you consider had enough capital to be able safely to do business should want to buy up the Provident would you object to the transfer of the stock do not think that I would have a right to." •I do not think that I would have a right to." replied the Superintendent. He added: "I would interfere in anything which I considered endangered the policyholders' money. If It is so that strong financial Interests are Inter esting themselves with the Inter-Southern and backing it In this matter, thereby strengthening the Inter-Southern financially. I cannot se« how I could interfere under those condition- hatev '" I may do in this matter. I will be guided entirely by my legal advisers." Mr. Kelsey said that he h^l not yet received any complaints from the policyholders of the Provident against the proposed^ transfer. Two of the persons Interested In the negotiations, who. It was said, called on Superintendent Kelsey to acquaint him with th« details, were Mr. Victor and Mr. I,angh*m. the latter representing the In ter-Southern interests. . There was a vague rumor yesterday that the Equitable ; was seeking to buy the control of th» Provident. CORN AND WHEAT JUMP UPWARD Wild Excitement in Chicago Caused by Re ports That Crops Are "Burning Tip.*' Chicago. Aug. 3.— Scorching hot weather throughout the corn belt threw th- Board o. Trade into wild excitement to-day and sent the prices of wheat and corn soaring skyward, The former grain advanced nearly three cents a bushel and the latter showed an equal -"harp bulge in price Bullish sentiment in wheat, which has been developing recently as the result of "black rust" reports from the Northwest. broke out with intense vigor to-day upon the receipt of a dis patch from Minneapolis that the black rust la worse than in 1904. and that the crop is simply burning up with the heat. The advance In corn was helped along by a dispatch which stated that the com crop in Central Illinois had begun to "fire" owing to excessively high temperatures. Kxtreme bullishness marked trading at the opening, and initial quotations on wheat *>nd corn showed wide fluctuations, prices ranging from a trifle below Saturday's closing figures to nearly two cents above. After a little reaction owing to profit taking prices again started upward, until the gain in wheat had almost reached three cents in the new crop months — the deliveries vitally affected by the crop scare. At one time the May option sold at $101%. December at the same time touched 97 He, and September 94 Tic. Corn for May delivery mounted to l»c.l »c. and De cember to fi=.\,c a gain of 2ijf. In each case. September corn sold up to T«Sr Oats were biillishly nffected by th« sudden ri«<"» in the prices of wheat and corn, but the ad vance in that grain was less marked. GOULD AND LAKE ERIE NOTES. Said To Be a Member of the Syndicate That Financed Them. F. A. Delano, president of the Wabash Railroad Company, was quoted in a dispatch from CMcaflO yesterday as stating that O>«->rge .f. GeVM was a mpniber of the banking syndicate which advance! tbe nnipy to pay the |8.0(«).000 Wheeling & Lake Krie .mtes. and that he had taken $2.rt«.«W '"■* the obligation. Mr. Delano added: "The only condition attached to the advancement of this money by the syndicate, that I am aware of is with respect t,, the security for the loans. The syndicate nuts itself in the position of the Wabash. in regard to the $12.»Vi<t.0<y> l^ake Erie bonds. The transaction is, in effect, the purchase of the Jl2.ooft.ono honds for SS.nno.flOO Nothing happened at the conference which would Indicate that E. H. Harriman was interested in any way. The only fact that would lead to sack ■ conclusion !s his well known conection with Kuhn. l-«.eh A l'o." The hankers identified with the syndicate would not talk of Mr. Gould's reported connection -with it, and at the latter's office it was said that he was •several hundred miles away." and would not re turn for two or thre<=> weeks. Mr. Gould's absence caused considerable comment in financial and rail road circles, and the general opinion was that he had gone West to continue his conferences with Mr. Harriman over the Eastern Gould propeit!es. WARNING BY FTRE UNDERWRITERS Adequate Water Supply Needed to Fight In creasing National Loss. In its efforts to lessen the national bonfire each year the National Board of Fire Underwriters has issued a statement calling the attention of the. public to the scope of its work. It points out that in the last five years the average annual loss from fires in this country amounts to more than $351, 000.000. In addition to other services rendered by the board, its constitution emphasizes the Importance of adequate water supply, with improved systems of distribution, efficient organization and equip ment of fire departments, the adoption of the build ing code of the board providing for improved and safe methods of construction, « well as other fire protective measure?, to reduce the increasing tire waste. The board employs expert* who report at frequent intervals on actual conditions. i» i i SHOT SWEETHEART. RIVAL AND SELF Padtuali. Ky.. Aug. 3.— James Kelley. nineteen years old, last night fatally shot hi« sweetheart. Miss lova Sleeter: killed "Link" James, a young man with whom she had gone driving, near Me tropolis, and then committed suicide. Keiley, who was with Miss Lena Oliver, drove up behind James's vehicle, and leaping to the ground began firing. Miss Oliver fled. LAPORTE HAS A NEW-MURDER MYSTERY. l.aporte, Ind.. Aug. 3.— Laporte has another mur der mystery In the discovery of a body in a half dug grave covered over with fence rails, branches of trees and other debris on the farm of Dr. J. Bowell. near Rolling Prairie. The body is that of a man about forty years old and was well dressed. Coroner Mack to-night, after examining the body, declared the man had been shot through the head. The clothing wa« bought in Grand Rapids. Mich. The only thing found in the pockets was a copy of a Minneapolis farm paper. ADMIRAL COWLES GOES TO CAPITAL. .Newport. H. 1.. Auk. a.— The tlag of Hear Aii mlral William S. Cowles was lowered this evening from the battleship New Hampshire when the offi cer relinquished command to resume his duties as chief of the bureau of equipment of the navy. Rear Admiral Cowles started for Washington to night. HEARIXGS BY P S. BOARD. Many Shipper* and Railroad 3f>n Offer Suggestions at Albany, Albany. Aug. 3-— A large delegation of rtit»p M , and railroad men appeared before the Pubßo Sep. vice Commission In the M District to-day at th« hearing on 'the official classiflcatlon rule* of tk» railroads, requiring th* marking «i all shipment! with the names and addresses of the *-i—~m-. The steam railroad companies, through Cly<l» Brown, general solicitor of th« New York Cm. tral presented a proposed revision of the. nda, The amended rule proposed that wher» artldea as* shipped loose or In pieces, not In packages, or where articles are wired or otherwise fastened. & bundles. in lots of ten pieces in bundles or lsw. each piece or bundle must be marked. In lets of more than ten. not less than ten pieces m bundles must be separately marked, and soc* marking must show total pieces or bundles to th* shipment. Among articles which representative* of. th« various shippers asked to be exempted from th» - rule were bags of cement and plaster, bar Iron. nails, bolts and nuts 'n kegs, roofing paper. cnMdhle steel, boxed canned goods and Hour in sack* Aa arrangement was made between the Keuka Late grape growers and the railroads, by which lots «• ten thousand pounds or more In settled, cars newt not b« marked. The grape shippers agreed to mark all other small shipments. . Commissioner Osborn suggested that th» rnte proposed by the railroads be amended so that eae bundler or article out of tsn should be marked. th« number of any one shipment to be marked not to exceed ten or be less than three. I>ewi» E. Carr, far the railroad, assented to It. The commission asked all concerned to submit suggestions on requests be fore Thursday, as It expected to decide the matter on that day. The commission gave a hearing on the applica tion of J. Addison Young, temporary receiver of the Tarryt«v»n. Whit* Plains A Mamaro=e?k Railroad Company, for permission to change th« fare from Whl'« Plains to Mamaroneck from ( to 10 cents. The matter was adjourned until nest Monday. TAKE UP PORT CHESTER FEANCHISZ. | Adjourned Hearing on JTon-Fulfllmeat of I Proposed Line's Terms. ! There was an adjourned hearing '.■••r»-f'. 8? fc«_ fore Public Service Commissioner E'isti!" on Tho non-ftilnlment by the New York & Port Chester Railroad Company of th- terms of it* franchise. \ A. H. Walker, of counsel to the commission, held I that It was unlikely that both the Port Chester 1 and Westchester lines could he constructed for ! years. Both companies ■»■ controlled hy the M!" ; brook company, owned by the N»w Teas; New ; Haven &- Hartford. Ralph P. ■■■■, counsel for the Westrh»st«r «na ! pany. said he understood that lin» would be fcuflt : If the Court of Appeal* derived if? franch!*- -was valid. Oth»rwls-. he believed that the Port Ches ter BsM would be built. Th» decision of th« Conrt of Appeals Is expected this fall. If appeared that • the financial status of both the Port <Tie«ter and the Westchester companies was very complicated. ! Practically no construction work, it appeared, had : been done since the New Haven obtained control. It was shown, however, that the railroad peopla j had expanded for property in New York S7SIWX) I and tor r»»al estate In Westchester I unty lOTVOCa I The hearing was adjourned until August IX SEIZE POOR CHILDREN'S STEAMBOAT. j Owner Sends Another to Bring Them Back from Coney Island. A deputy I"nit»d States marshal seized the steam boat T. S. Warden in Newark yesterday becans* of a libel filed by the Newark Meadow Improve ; ment Company. The vessel had just r»turne>l from Coney Island, after taking several hundred I poor children there for the day. Mayor Haussllng had «'hlef of police Corbett ; m,,,] detective;, for the children, but Captain B#eb» ; of the Warden had already sent his steamboat I Mount Desert to get the youngsters. Th« difficulty i grew out of a claim for damages alleged to saw ' been caused in a collision recently in Newark Bay .. CLOUDBURST KILLS GIRL IN CANYON. Reno, Net-.. Aug. 3.— A telephone message from Verdi. Nev., says a destructive cloudburst visiles! ' that section yesterday. Seor-s of livestock ami cabins and a great quantity si legs were SWSSI away. Ml«s Etta Tixley. daughter of John T'*»er. ! foreman of th- Verdi Mill and Lumber Company. 1 was on the porch of the lumber office in the caflera. when the water, fully ten issl high, rushed against the building, carrying Miss Ti\ « with it. j Two men wero severely hurt by a r'.oudburst in | Spanish Canon, near Steamboat Springs. yest»rday. I Much livestock and timber an<l a ranch were *•" * stroyed. - . » ' $25,000,000 AUTOMOBILE MERGER? [Ry Tel-sraph •■ Th- 1M 1 Flint. Mici Aug. I—lt IS rumored her* " connection with the reported conJ-olidatlon Of *"* Maxwell Diliue Motor romranr, of ••• •»»». N. V . and New Cattle. In<l with the Bnlcfe Mottr Company, of this city, that tiie proposed merger win include several other automobile an<i -•« sory concern's and that the combine.l companies will he capitalized at $25.000.nnrt W. C. Purant. general manager of the Kuirk. I'D ■>• refused to confirm or deny this report to-day. CONTROLLER LOSES HIS SECRETARY. Controller Metx has :o*t his* secretary. Oharle* Murray, who is going liack to London to help S'.r Alfred Harmsworth vast his newspaper? Mr. Mur ray received IS.*** a -year w'th Mr. Sistm. bat h will make much more in London. Paul t.oeser. the assistant secretary, will he promoted to M *•■" ray's Job. He receives 52.100 now. Mr. Murray probablyNiiU return to Iv>nd«>n B«« week. His friends in the Finance r»r »e pa "m en f^wi» give a dinner for him at the Waldorf M We* day evening Mr. Loeser's successor has not be* 3 named. METZ MAY REINSTATE BYRNES, f If by the end of the Wek th- Commission™ oi Accounts do not give Controller M«tz more evi dence against Thomas K. Byrnes, his cSief ar~ praiser of real estate, in regard la Ike purchases* property for the police training grounds near &i» sena Park. Mr. Met* says he will reinstate >' r "** whom he suspended when it was charged 0 «ty paid twice as much for the property as it *a» worth. ■ • "It has all resolved itself down to I question or an affidavit from Byrnes against the memory o* Commissioner Blngham." said the Controller. "Byrnes says the property was selected in October. which was after it was bought for William S. Hur ley. Bingham says he thinks he went out to •*• the property ami gave his approval in July. Be tween July and October the property was - *'<* ' * persons representing Hurley. Byrnes also •*** tn * property was held, before being ssi I '•> Hurley, for more than the city paid for U." FATHER KOVACS'S MISSION. To the Editor of The Tribune . Sir: In your esteemed paper issued on th« * ?c instant there appeared a Winnipeg telegram •*!■ • »tory that "Father 1,. Kovacs. of New York, ar rived i here On July 31 as a special emissary of Pope Plus X and Emperor Francis Joseph <♦' Austria to investigate land conditions in Western Canada, with a view of colonizing there *)••'•* farmers from Hungary." Father Kovaes is *I*° quoted as having said that the "purpose of the Em peror and the Pope is to turn the tide of lmni!?»" tion from the United States, where the poorer classes of Hungarians have been harshly treats* In unsanitary camps by contractors." 1 am authorised to state that th!» story is wit* out foundation. Father Kovlcs went to Canada with the sole purpose to study the circumstances of .he Hungarians of Roman Catholic faith. Hl* majesty »he King of Hungary there la no emperor In Hungary— never sent anybody authorized to? such a mission to America: neither has the- Hun garian royal government, which Is the only authority controlling th» question "or emigration, given out such an order as the -»r>» mentioned. EMU. ■ . .IVTTZ. Hungarian Commercial CouactDon . New York, Aug. 8. !?(«.