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Pvblir Hearing W$L Be Ordered on
gc ports— Charge Attempt
| at Monopoly.
persons opposed to the new building code will
*.re "an opportunity to fight it. The majority
. reports of the commission appolnt
li to revise th« building laws will be consid
ered the Board of Aldermen, -which will order
A t reports printed and set a date for a hearing.
President Md van and Aldermen Sullivan and
_ nneaJ'y received many letters yesterday relat
•n-'tn the proposed changes, as a result of the
-"ablication of the minority report. This «
nded practically the grist of the majority report
•afl aroused the concrete and cement interests
tfcroapljaut the city. In their letters they le
-isded a hearing and charged discrimination in
jsror of other building Interests. The New York
Chapter of th- American Institute of Architects.
through its executive committee, pent a protest
tlgned a] Arnold W. Brunner. the president, and
D Everett Waid. the secretary. The. New York
chapter said:
The importance of this building code to th«
turtle and the building interests of the city of
\>v Tork is so vital that we respectfully peti
tten your honorable body to postpone final ac
tion on the code until en opportunity be given
tj* public to mine and discuss it In its pres
et form. ,
JLWennan R. ?. DoulL a member of the com
mission who signed the minority report, said
yesterday that the code favored by the majority
wus woree- code than that which it was sought
tp have improved. Alderman Doull said:
The new code would prove more expensive to
the builders, and the buildings erected under its
provi6;ops would not be as safe as under the
old. The changes tentatively made allow in
creased weight on all floors without requiring
heavier walls. It was totally unnecessary to al
low more weight. The new code is in defiance
of all laws- and from the point of view of the
cp to date builder is full of absurdities."
The concrete men in general saw in the new
code a deathblow to the growth of their busi-
B)sa The restrictions in fireproofing. th" elimi
ration of cinder concrete in the short arch con
struction and the limiting of the height of re
inforced concrete buildings were the features of
the majority report that caused opposition. Bat
the minority report also limited th<* height of re
inforced concrete buildings, and this was also
said to be without reason. The majority report
limited the height to seventy-live feet and the
minority to eighty-five feet. That wo id mean
that no building could be erected of that mate
rial higher than seven stories and would shut it
out of the big city. H. L. Turner, of the Turner
Construction Company, said:
"It cannot be said that a building of rein
forced concrete higher than sf>ven stories is not
cafe. We have them now ten stories high, and
they are absolutely free from danger. Manu
facturers will not want buildings of our ma
terial on costly ground if tlie limit as to height
ie nanosed '"We have met every fire and en
gineering test, and there is n<» ground except
;' Ing competition upon which objection to higher
■buildings can be made. There is no limit in
other cities. There is none here now. There
is a natural limit imposed by the engineering
design, and that is all. But we are powerful
competitors of the steel and othT material in
"There will be an increase in the price of
bondw tile if the Dew building cod* is accepted,"
Mr. Turner continued. "The elimination of
cinder concrete for arches wo'jld mean the sub
rtitution of ho!low til* 1 . It is cheaper than stone
concrete now, but more *xper.pive than the cin
der roncretc If the latter Is shut out, the com
petition win be between the stone concrete and
the hollow tile, and as tbe former is much more
expensive th* holler.- tile prnpje would have it
eJ! their own way and <-ould rais-:- the price to
fj'.t themselves. Of course, the public would be
the principal sufferer. They <-annot shut us out
altogether, but can cripple us. ar.d hence the
competitive Interests have obtained a limitation
of the height of build'nes b'lilt of reinforced
Other head? of ""orvttj-vjctinTi «-onipar>!es that
mm concrete as a building material, especially
the Roebling Company^ spoke in a similar vein.
The bitter would suffer gr*at!v if the new coJ*»
«••-« adopted, as it employs cinder-concrete to
* large extent In arch construction But Boss
F. Tucker, the president of the Concrete Prod
ucts Company, said yesterday that the new code
fhould b*- i'ldrod by it? influence upon the build
ing public. h- sssertf-d that the crippling of
concrete construction would eliminate competi
tion and the public w«uld have to pay the
price He paid:
"If this new cod e is mad" law it means mil
lions to the terrß cotta interests at the pense
of the building public The bureau of building
*as be^n very watchful and rigorous in respect
to the concrete systems in use in this, city, and
every cne of them has been submitted to an ex
traordinary fir*. water and load test before be
'ag Authorized for use "
■ Miauling, the. cindf concrete, Mr. Tuck?r
•aid that it was the h»st fire resisting material
is me fr>r bui'ding construction and is different
ail far better than the ashes concrete used on
top of other materials In arches for filling. The
&tt»-r. he said, had been found to be a poor fire
Walster, but if the cinder-concrete were to be
*&nlnat*>d the poorer material would be put la
common use.
It was said yesterday that at the hearings on
tie new codo all building material and con
struction intei»sts would be* represented.
Bp*aker Cannon s "Store Clothes" Gayest of
the Lot.
TFron The Tribune R-Jirau 1
■i'sshinjrton. May 17.— Fifty-five new suits made.
*lWr appearance In the House of Representatives
••"«*». Moft of them were licht gray or cream
colored, and they were worn with an air of Intense
c wnplacency by the more fortunate Representa
tion, and eyed with some degree of envy by those
*lio tiere partnering In winter rainiest.
Th«- youth from Danville."' Speaker Cannon, was
Tb * Rayest of the party, with fawn-colored raiment
°^ the_ most approved cut. In harmony with Ida
*» pearl gray hat and light- necktie.
"How (jo these store clothes strike you?" he
*"** f J a group after the House had adjourned.
They are all right," Mr. Vreeland answered,
"bat why <jid you pick out a suit exactly similar
*c Representative Mucon's? "
The Speaker locked to wlieie Mr. Bacon was slt-
I *. and then rut-hed off to congratulate on« of
-b*£ret Democrats he ever saw with such excellent
***** and discrimination. \
„ J >u 3 ;fl «« the Blood and is very Nourishing.
" —Ad mmm * Son* Co « 13 * Fulton St., New York.
To-day, fslr.
To-morrow, fair.
Suffering; from Slight Nervous
Breakdown — So Came for Alarm.
Washington, May 17. — Mrs. Taft was taken ill
to-day while np her way from this city to Mount
Vernon on 'he Sylph with a party of friends and
was bunted bade to the White House. She suf
fered I slight nervous breakdown.
It was said at the White House to-night that
there is no cause for alarm and that Mrs Taft
probably will be all risrht agnin in a few <iayt».
She was unable to be present at the official din
ner at the White House to-night.
President Taft prepared the following state
ment in regard to Mrs. Taft's condition:
Mrs Taft is Fuffering from a slight nervous
attack She attended ihe Eye, Kar and Threat
Hospital this morning, where Charlie Taft un
<"!. >- »\ . -it :i slight operation on his throat. She
vas « ith him for several hours. She then start
rd with the President and a small party -,[
friends on the Sylph for Mount Vernon. The
excitement, heat and exertion wore tor. omen
for Mrs. Taft's nerves, and the party waa
Obliged to turn back before reaching Alexandria,
Mrs. Taft was asiekljr carried to the White
House. The doctor says that after a few days
of complete rest Mrs. Taft may b» able to re
sume her social duties. Dr. Delaney is in at
Mrs. Moore. Mrs Taft's sister, acted as hostess
at the official dinner at the white House to
Mrs. Taft's illness probably will not interfere
with the President's trip to Petersburg. Va,
and Charlotte. N. C. on Wednesday and Thura
day if this week, hut Mrs. Taft will not be
able to accompany him. She decided, after
visiting the hospital this morning, to abandon
the trip, as she felt that she should remain
here with her son.
Th» operation performed on Charles Taft was
not of a perious nature, and he will he, taken
back to the White House to-morrow. His
tonsils were removed.
Fare Value Million*- Echo of a
Famous Wheat Corner.
Cincinnati. May IT. W. H Stanage paid $525
to-day for the assets of E. U Harper remaining
in court custody as a result of the failure of
Harper's Fidelity National Bank. Cincinnati.
some twenty years ago. The pile v\a.« conducted
by Major J. B. Wallace on order from the United
States Tiwasill J Department
Chief among the assets obtained by Stanago
Is a court judgment by creditors against K. 1-.
Harper for $5,000,000, which, with Interest,
amounts to $6,000,000. Major Wallace referred
to Harper, who served a term in the penitentiary
on the charge of wrecking the bank, as at pres
ent president of a $16,000,000 corporation in
New York City.
Mr. Ptanage said he bought the assets merely
as an Investment and dented traT he represented
Harper in the matter.
Harper's failure was caused by the collapse
of a "wheat corner" he waa attempting to carry
on the Chicago Board of Trade.
F U Harpers name appears in the directory
of directors as vtse-prestdeni and cneral man
ager of the Union Iron and Bteel Company.
Pittsburg Pastor Has Something to
Say About "High Art."
tp... T»>r- to Th« TrllmM 1
Pittshurg. May IT "If you have art In the
nude in your home, put clothes on II ."
That was the advice given last evening to his
flock by the Rev. William Ro«s Lloyd, pastor -~f
the Bellevue Christian Church, in a sermon
which bristled with sensational remarks. The
minister recently visited the Carn*gi«> Art Gal
leries, and he said he was shocked. He told the
members of his congregation that they should
feel shocked al«o Here a'-e some of the thine*
Mr. Lloyd said :
"You would be shocked If such subjects as can
be seen at the art galleries should walk ini.o
your home. They call it high art' The fewer
clothes the subject has on. the higher the art
Appears to be Be careful what your eyes Bee
hanging on the wall. If you have statuary In
your homes or picture? in the rude, dress them
up put pome clothes on them"
Train Was Approaching and He Feared to
Descend to Rescue.
Paterson. N. 3.1 May IT (Special! -P- D Gannon.
towerman at the junction of the Newark branch
and main line of the Erie. O n the outskirts of the
city heard cries of distress early yesterday morn
ing and. looking o-.it of the tower house. he saw
a „ m walking through the fields all aflame
Gannon knew that a train was ans »nd he could
not leave the tower house, so he communicated
with the main station by telephone, telling what
he had seen.
Ten minutes later Erie detectives found a man un
conscious at the stump of a tree. His clothing was
completed burned from his body. The victim waa
identified as Peter McCormack. employed by the
Hacket Motor Company. He lies unconscious at
the General Hospital. As he wore his working
clothes which were partly saturated with gaso
i^ne It Is believed that his clothing caught fir*
while he was striking a match on his trousers.
Secretary Nagel Hopes to Announce New Ellis
. Island Commissioner To-day.
[From Th« Trt&une Bureau. 1
Washington. May 17.-The Secretary of Commerce
and Labor hopes to be able to announce the, new
Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis Island to
morrow. Secretary Na*ei thought he had this
problem solved when, several days ago. the place
was offered to Colonel John H. (lark. Commis
sioner of Immigration at Montreal, but he has now
learned that Colonel Clark is not In sufficiently
robant health to permit of his undertaking the
arduous duties of the New York station. Mr. Nagel
has accordingly, offered the post to another man
and hopes to receive his acceptance, to-morrow.
As soon as It arrives the name of the new ap
pointee will be made public.
Atlantic Now Incorporated at $1,000,000-
William McAdoo a Director.
•Jkaay. Btay \:.rhe Atlantic Express Company
of New' York, to-day certified to the Secretary of
Stat- that It had increased Its capital Block from
JIOO 000 to a.000.000. The certificate is signed by
William McAdco. John A. U Campbell and John J.
William McAdoo. one of the directors of the com
pany, was former Police Commissioner of this city.
John J. McDonald Is an alderman in the Fort
Washington district John A L. Campbell is a law
yer, with of?"- at N> ■ Church street. Mr. M' -
Adco paid last night that the company had val-iaa'.e
connections la N*» England- . ,
Sweeping Majority 'Against Move
to Dissolve Parliament — Strike
a Failure.
Paris. May 17.— 3 C Pnglfeal-Cowtl, Kationalist
member of the Chamber of Deputies, offered a
resolution in the chamber this afternoon asking
President Failures to exercise the presidential
prerogative and fllaanlTf Parliament on the
ground of its •lmpotency." He supp«rted his
resolution In a speech charging that the ma
jority was bringing discredit on Parliament by
utterly neglecting the interests of the country.
He srtifl the chief accomplishment of Parliament
had been to increase th» salaries of the mem
bers, and that the •'bloc' and the Free Masons
were dividing the patrimony of the country. At
this ptatoment M Rail dry d'Asson. Royalist,
shouted: "It would be better to dtaaolve the
republic "
M. Pressense, Socialist, agreed with M. Pug-
Uesi-Coatl that the majority was hanknipt. but
expla'nc.j that the Socialists refused to coalesce
with the reactionists.
Premier Clemenceau, in a spirited reply. In
sisted that nothing justified the onslaught of M.
PugUesi-ContL He said that there was greater
liberty In France to-day than ever before, and
that the only liberty denied was the liberty of
violence. He defended the policy of the gov
ernment and asked for a vote of confidence,
which was given, 379 to 83.
Previous to this incident the Marquis de Dion
violently denounced the, singing of the '•Inter
nationale" in the chamber on May 13. He char
acterized this as an insult to the French flag
and an Incitement of the army to revolt.
All thst now remains of the strike of th«
postal employes of the government is political
agitation on the pat of the revolutionary pro
tetariat. The leaders of the strike are now
openly affiliated with these, extreme organiza
tions, and continue to talk loudly of precipitat
ing a general cessation of -work, but the mor-*
sagacious realize that the moment is unpropi
tious and the general opinion is that the agita
tion will not go further than words.
The *otal number of strikers in th» country
to-day Is 1.023. as against 1.593 yesterday.
Ther« have been twenty-four additional dis
missals from the service.
The leaders of the postal employes at a mass
meeting to-night admitted that they ha been
bluffing all along. M. Pauron announced that
there was nothing to expect from the outside
unions, which either were not ready or not
willing to strike. A final decision with regard
to the resumption of work, however was post
poned, and. theoretically at least. th<- strike # w ill
(■ontinue to-morrow.
The government authorities announced to
night that practically all the strikers ha re
turned to work. Forty-six additional dismissals
were announced.
Black and Uliife "Sports" Crowd
Old New Jersey Church.
(Br Tettcrnph to Th« ""'<'. -ii» ' .
rbiladelphia. Hay 17-— "Jack** Johnson, the
negro pugilist, who Is here to box "Jack"
O'Brien, in in (rood condition— -Rood enough to
fight six fast rounds— ln the opinion of A J.
Drexel Biddla, the Philadelphia millionaire, who
is also something of a boxer. Riddle went to
Merchantvllle. N. J.. where Johnson Is training,
and iried out the conqueror of "Tommy" Burn*
la ■ short bout with gloves to-day.
The bout took place lat» in the afternoon at
the old frame .-hurch. once the place of wor
ship of the negro brethren of Mer<-hantville. but
now used by George Cole, a negro lighter as
training Quarters The church was crowded to
suffocation by negro "sports" anxious to get a
line on the champion, and a few white followers
of boxing. Including a party of friends of Mr.
The bout between the millionaire and the Mack
pugilist lasted only two short rounds, an ■■ while
full of action was not rough Much to the re
gret of th<»' crowd. Johnson would box only two
rounds of two minutes each with Blddle.
Widow to Ask to Administer His
Extensive Property.
M". to the surprise of all hi» family, the
w*U which H»lnrlch Conrled was supposed to
have drawn up before His departure for the
Austrian Tyrol, •"her'- his death occurred on
April 27. cannot be found. All the Safe deposit
vaults in this city where the late Impresario
had stored his valuable papers have been dili-
Kf n t]y searched for this document without re
in the absence of the looked-for win. letters
of administration will be applied for by Fred
erick W Sperling on behalf Of Mrs. Conried.
the widow. When Mrs. Conried has obtained
the letters which mnk» her administratrix of
the estate Ehe will become iip plaintiff In the
suit for JffMVOnn against the Metropolitan Opera
Company, and defendant in the action for $2.. T «io
begun by t^ie law firm of Alexander & Colby
for defending Mr. Conried in the libel suit
O/o.ight ajtainst htm by <J }i Hawes a lawyer
No Inventory has yet been taken of the Con
ried estate. He was interested In enterprises in
Ormany, Austria and America He was presi
dent and founder of the Ocean Comfort Com
pany for supplying chairs to ocean steamers
It was thought that the director would make
Mrs. Conried his sole legatee.
Travels Fifteen Blocks Without Paying Fare
— Small Boy Captures It.
It has come at last!
Harlem has stepped to the fore and ruppll«wl the,
police with another problem to face — enter the
"Joy riding pigeon." Sinew the advent of this new
menace of the streets it Is felt that there is no
limit to the number and species of the terrible
"Joy riders."
Every sparrow and feathered songster jin the
streets will be viewed with suspicion, and* it may
come to pass that Commissioner Blngham will ap
point a "pigeon squad," to nip this new terror In
the egg shell.
An Amsterdam avenue car, south bound, was
booming along Amsterdam avenue near 1401 h.
street yesterday when (he "joy riding bird" made
Us first appearance. Tnere was a flock of pigeons
fluttering on the tracks, and as the car rolled
along the passengers thought some of them would
be run over.
When the car reached 125 th street and Eighth
avenue It was sidetracked, and then It was evident
why every bystander stared. On the steel fender
ln front of the forward wheels was perched a gray
Wliile a crowd gathered to view the unusual
sißiit. Alfred TrottO, eleven years <Md. crawled
iT.utr and grasped ihe bird. Before anybody could
>.ay "Boo"." be had dashed dewa the «treet, hug
ging his quarry.
Mrs. Anna Diet-, So Years Old. Says
They Induced Her by Fraud tit
Parf with Money.
Mrs. Anna Diets, widow, of Robert E. Diet*,
who. up to a year before his death in liX»7. was
president of the R. K. Dietz Company, manufact
urers of lantern? and lamps, has brought suit
in the Supreme Court against her son?. Fred
erick Dietz. John ¥.. lUetz and Howard J.
Diet . and her daughter. Mrs. Anna Louisa
Clemens, to recover over $900,000, which she
says has been wrongfully kept from her. Tlvs
amount Mrs. Diet*, who is eighty-five years old.
complains represents the undivided surplus of
her dead husband's business for several years.
which she says she was induced to relinquish
on fraudulent representations. She asks that
the documents she signed which deprived her
of this money be declared void, because she did
not understand the nature of the instruments.
•Under the will of Robert E. Dietz. which was
probated in October. 1907. Mrs. Diets received
outright $10,000 In cash, the, income on $100,000,
to be held in trust, and the Income for life on
six hundred shares of the R..E. Diet/. Company
of a par value of $60,000. which represented 60
per cent of the concern's stock issue. Frederick
Dietz. Samuel McMillan and William Henry
White were named by the testator as trustees.
Mr. White died and the Farmers' Loan and
Trust Company was substituted as the third
trustee. It is now a defendant in the suit.
Mrs. Dietz says that her son Frederick, who
became president of the lamp company a year
before his father's death on account of the aged
man's incomnetency and was his mother's ad
visor. Induced her to sign stipulations that the
undivided surplus on the six hundred shares of
stock her husband left her go to her children.
She signed three such documents. The first
was in December, Uttt when the dividend was
340 per cent, amounting to. $204,000. Th* next
dividend was in February. 1905,, amounting to
-im» per cent, aggregating on the six hundred
shares of stock $120,000. The third dividend of
180 per cent was allotted in February. 1908, and
amounted to $106,000
These amounts. Mrs. Dietz says, were appor
tioned among her children in the form of cer
tificates of indebtedness against the firm. In
the case of Howard J. Dietz. they were placed
In trust.
Uie;7. in her complaint says these mone-s
are kept from her under the agreement which
rned She would recover them as well as
»; per cent a year, amounting to
about $95,000 rt-.or- 3 .
Girl and Infant Boy Badly Hurt
When Machine Turns Turtle.
Hempstead. N. Y. Kay 17.— While endeavor-
Ing to ya«s a moving van bt the Jerirho Turn
pike this afternoon. Townsend Titus, of Glen
Cov<\ Long Island, misjudged the distance to
the ditch by th» roadside, and the skidding car
plunged over, pinning beneath It all the occu
pants. These were Mrs. Thus and her daugh
ter Linda, who were both cut and bruised about
the face, head and neck, and Mrs E. D. Skinner.
Jr. and her Infant son. Darwin Skinner, who
fell beneath his mother when the car was upset.
The boy and his mother were taken to the
home of r»r. E. D. Skinner, at Mineola. Mrs.'
Skinner was unable to rise from her child until
the automobile was lifted up sufficiently to ex
tricate all four persons and the baby. Mrs Titus
and her daughter were taken to the lfueoui
Hospital They were badly shaken up. Mr.
Titus escsppd with * few bruise?.
Police Find "Yegg" Pamphlet xcith
Instructions to Burglars.
Georee Hunt, forty-eight years old. was ar
rested last night in a room at No. 90 Washing
ton street. Brooklyn, on suspicion of knowing
something about an attempt to rob George Lef
fler, of No 1520 Rosedale avenue. The Bronx,
ticket agent at the lS3d street station of the
Thirl avenue elevated line, on the night of
May i"
In Hunt's room the police found what they said
was the most complete "yegg" pamphlet ever
produced There were pages covered with code
words which the police say are used to desig
nate different kinds of safes. One paragraph
I can kiv» you a general knowledge of all the
different kinds of safe?, their platings, their
padding*, etr . so that once you have a prac
,j,. a „f how to blow one you are through
all right There <u-e two kinds of safes — 'fire"
and "burglar proof safes There is no such
thin* as a fireproof ?a f^ The burglar proof
s qfp is fh^> simplest thing In the world to get
to They are generally made with an oval
tumbler, but the bolt "is so constructed that
you can't do it on the quiet.
On other pages there were* minute directions
for Inserting the explosive and getting Into the
safe, with special mention of how to smother
the sounds and make a 'get away."
The police looked up Hunts record and say
they found that he has served three terms. In
l^c (; » he was sentenced for burglary to five years.
in ISO 4to seven years for grand larceny and
assault and in 1903. at Pelham. N. T. to four
years for blowing open a postoffice safe. Since
his last term, the police say. be has been ar
rested three times for burglary, but each time
was released. He is known, according to the
police, under the aliases of "Deafy" Hunt. John
Tucker and "Masters."
Morris Herman Goes on Bond of Young Man
Charged with Stealing Trunk.
Surrounding the Identity of a young man ho
gave his num. as Ferdinand Ladou and his address
as No. 473 Central Park West there was consider
able mystery yesterday afternoon in the Jefferson
Market court. Th« prisoner was charged with
larceny, and had been arrested on Friday night
and released in $1,000 bail, which was furnished by
Morris Herrmati. president of the Herrman Realty
Company, who lives at No. 380 Central Park West.
Yesterdax the bail was Increased 'to $1,500 and Mr.
Herrtnan again went on the bond, giving bric-a
brac and paintings in his home as security.
Miss Charlotte Harris, of No. 244 West 51st street,
alleged that on May 4 "Ladou" and two men and
a woman had. a trunk of hera removed to. No. 34-
St. Nk-holas avenue. In the trunk, the complain
ant alleges, were gowns, cut glass and silverware
valued at $I ,ooft. Two dUectives who were put on
the case allege that they found some of the arti
cles which had been in the trunk at No 34.5 St.
Nicholas avenue and others in a pawnshop SI
130 th street and Eighth avenue. Senator Caff re >
was in court yesterday as counsel for the prisoner.
Tbe case uu'^i down for to-morro*
Lottery Expected to Cover Loss in
•>•?.'? ,ono,oon Budget.
Havana. May 17 — The Secretary of Finance.
Seftor A'illegas. said to-day that the forthcom
ing budget would reach a t^tnl of fully $29.
000,000, leaving a deficit over the regular rev
enues of $_'. 't.i'Mtn, which, it was expected.
would rif> covered by the receipts from the na
tional lottery. Congress finally passed the lot
tery bill to-day, approving all its articles.
Paris Magistrate Sustains Charge of
Cruelty to Children.
Paris. May IT. — The examining magistrate has
concluded his investigation into the charges
made against Cecil H Sargent, an Englishman,
and his wife, an American, of ill treating four
adopted children, and has ordered the Sargent 3
to stand trial before the Correctional Court.
Leaves a Xote at a- Sanatorium Say
ing He Is Going to Kill Himself.
Melrose. M*«s.. May 17 — The poUce began a
search to-night f>>r Dr. Percy A. Hutehinson.
Instructor in Knglish at Harvard TniversHy.
who disappeared from the New England Sana
torium, leaving a note saving that he waa
going to commit suicide.
Dr. Hutehinson had bCf-n at rhe. sanatorium
several months undergoing treatment for a
nervous disorder. T^ate to-day, when an at
tendant went to his room, the absence of th»
patient was discovered
Dr. Hutehinson has a wife and family in
Cambridge. Hi* age is about thirty-five.
Inventor Says He Can Blorc Up
Magazines 500 Miles Away.
[By "T>l»«raph to Th» Tribunal
New Orleans. May 17. — H. A. Folk, a Xew Or
leans man. contends that the destruction of bat
tleship magazines from four hundred to five
hundred miles away is possible with a wireless
appliance he has invented. He. has offered th°
device t-> the United States government.
Folk has been experimenting with wireless.
devices since Marconi demonstrated the prac
tical utility of the science. He says that no
navy of the world would be proof against his
apparatus Scientific men here are not eu
thnsiastic about th invention.
Woman Sends Message to Physician
on Ocean When She Is Faint.
[By Tilemisiili m The Ti niain ■
Philadelphia. May 17 —When Mrs. P. T. Fel
man. of Chicago, became ill at tlie Bellevue
s»Tratford Hotel here she sent ffia following
wireless message to Dr. Otto Mai Bail her
physician, who is half way across the Atlantic!
Ocean, on the steamer Amerika: "I am faint.
Sinking feeling around heart. Numbness. What
shall I do?''
The answer cams soon: "Follow diet pre
scribed before sailing All will be O. K." Mrs.
Felman paid (1030 for the me.-- and said it
was worth it.
Man Released on Parole a Year Ago
Asks To Be Recommitted. ,
[Br Telegraph to Ib« Trlbur>» 1
Auburn. N. V. May 17. — Discouraged after
being out of Auburn Prison on parole, for a
year, searching in vain for employment. Fred
A. Findley. of Cattaraugna County, to-day re
turned to the Institution and asked Parole Of
ficer William Powers to recommit him.
While reluctant to take back the man who
had not violated a single condition of his parole,
the officer cancelled Findlev's parole and he was
returned to prison to serve six months of an
unexpired sentence of two years for a burglary
committed In October. 1907. near Olean.
Flndley Bays' that the social outcast has no
chance in these hard times.
Left Xote Saying He Would Kill
Himself -Clothes on River Bank.
Da.-narisc.otta, Me.. May 17 —Leaving " not* say-
Ing that he had determined to commit suicide. Lin
coln H. Chapman, cashier of the Newcastle- Na
tional Bank, of this town, Is supposed to have car
ried out his Intentions by jumping Into the- Damarl
scotta River to-day. His hat. overcoat and eye
glasses were found on th» river bank lat» this af
ternoon, but the search for his body was without
Since the death of his wife, more than a year
ago. Chapman had been greatly depressed, and re
cently the Illness of his children had caused him
much anxiety. His friends believe this led to his
suicide Thone. acquainted with his personal af
fairs declare that he, was not In any financial
trouble, and that his accounts with the bank will
be found to be correct.
Chapman wa» forty-two years of age and was a
graduate of Bowdoin College.
Paymaster Launch Driven Ashore — Wade»
and Swims Through Creeks.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune !
Bag Harbor. N. T. May 17.-Howard Marshall,
paymaster of the torpedo station of the Bliss Man
ufacturing Company, had a strenuous all-night
experience in the bay here because the motor of
his torpedo launch broke ,down. He was bound for
Greenport when the accident happened.
A heavy thunderstorm broke a few minutes after
he started and tne little boat was driven ashore.
Ignorant of his whereabouts, but anxious to es
cape from the marsh, the paymaster waded through
mud and swam swollen creeks all night. At day
light he recognized the locality, but had to swim
another creek before he could reach Greenport,
where he arrived thoroughly exhausted.
Nairobi. British East Africa. May 17.-Edmund
Heller, one of the zoologist* of the Roosevelt ex
pedition-, came into Nairobi this morning, with some
lifty specimens of animal and bird life which are
to be cured and preserved here. They Include one
rhinoceros, six lions, two giraffes and twenty
smaller kinds of game
Healthful, delicious and rfcanly prepared. Ask
your grocer for a 10c trial packet of "fata as"
Xea.— Advt
Involuntary Petition Estimates the
Liabilities at jIjOOOjDOO and
Assets at $2oOJ)OQ\
An involuntary petition in bankruptcy wai
filed yesterday afternoon in the United State*
District Court against the New York Stock Ex
change house of Tracy & «'•■.. of No. 40 Wall
street. The liabilities were placed In the peti
tion at ai»mt J1.000.000 and the assets at $2".v.
000. Hays, Hershfield & Wolf, of No. 115 Broad
way, are attorneys for the petitioning creditor-*,
who are Henry X Woodward, of No. 314 West
94th street, with a claim of $3,500; William A.
Scott, of Elmhurst. Long Island, with a claim
of $307. and William G. Austin, of No. 410 West
End avenue, with a claim of $1,100. '
Judge Hough appointed Edward G. Benedict.
a lawyer, of No. 79 Wall street, receiver for th«
firm, under a bond of $50,000. Mr. Benedict se
lected as his attorney A. Hershfleid. of Hays.
Hershfleld & Wolf, the firm that filed the. peti
tion. According to Mr. Hershfleld. th» trouble*
of th»» firm were due to the fact that it 3 senior
partner. William W. Tracy, had become mud*
involved {• outside enterprises*, among which.
he thought, was the New York Taxlcab Com
pany. He added that the firm had not been
active of late in the 3tock market and that la
owned nothing to any Stock Exchange house.
He said that th* liabilities would b^ at least
$1,250,000 and that the assets were approximate
ly $35<>.00<\ but that it was impossible to tell
definitely Just how the affairs stood until after"
an examination of the books.
Charles Mascarf. president of the- New Torlc
Taxicab Company, denied that Mr. Tracy had
lost any money through his company. Ha said
that the. broker had been a director of the com
pany, but that he had resigned last November,
when th« taxicah chauffeurs were striking-, and
had had no further connection with it. Th»
strike, he said, had cost the Taxicab company
$50f>.000. He said further that there wa3 n\J
truth in the report that Tracy & Co. had float
ed some of the stock of thei Pa i teal company
or had anything la do with Ha organization.
Ashed if he could account for the firms dif
ficulties. Mr. Mascarf said he could not. bat *
man who was present, and who Bail that h«
was* a member of tha New Tork Stock Ex
change, said that he understood the firm was
short of wheat in the Chicago market, and
that rumors that it was to suspend had been
in circulation there last week. The firm has
two branches in Chicago, and, according to
this man. is a member of the Chicago Board
of Trade and was formerly a big operator in
the, grain market.
Th» petition was Bad just at the closing of
the court, too late for the Stock Exchange au
thorities to take any action, but it is expected
that the suspension of the firm will be an
nounced at the. opening of the exchange to-day.
The petition recites that the firm la hopelessly
insolvent n.i that \vhi:e in this condition
made preferential payments* to certain creditor*,
among whom it mentions H. G. Gest as bein*
paid $2.5'i0 on -May 14. It is further alleged
in the petition that, "with intent tr> defraud it*
creditors." the firm made assignment of stocks
ii.i bond? of a value in excess of $5.Q»0. It
further alleges, "on information and belief."
that the firm suspended payment and failed SB
make deliveries of stocks and pay money due
on stocks, pursuant to the rules of the New
York Stock Exchange.
The present firm is composed of William W.
Tracy. R. D. Covington and Frederick W. Par
ker, the latter being th* board* member. The
business was started in Chicago on September
1. 1593. by Mr. Tracy, who had been cashier of
the First National Bank of Springfield, For
several years Mr. Tracy was th* board mem
ber, having been elected to th» Exchange March
24. ISO*. In lf*M the firm was composed of Mr.
TracV. Arthur N. McGooch. Gordon B'-g^low, R.
D. Covington and J. O. James.
The firm of Tracy & Co. dissolved partnership
on April 24. 1005. Gordon Bigelow retiring. Mr.
Blgelow was *h<» son of FVank G. Bigelow, presi
dent of the First National Bank of Milwaukee,
who was arrested on that day. folio-wring his
confession to the directors of th© bank thai hs
was a defaulter to th* amount, of 51.450.000, and
who was subsequently tried and sentenced to a.
long term of imprisonment in th« United States
penitentiary at Leavenworth. ■•• In speakteg
of th© withdrawal el Gordon Blgelow from
Tracy & Co, William W. Tracy, head of thm
firm, said:
4 'Mr. Bigelow leaves because •»■• do not wish
hfs father's troubles to reflect In any way m t.H*
firm. The financial difficulty in which the elder
Bigelow is Involved In no way affects th<* stand
ing of Tracy & C"."
Later the present firm was organized, ar*^
early in l!>0« Mr. Tracy sold his "■• and Mr.
Parker became the board member. h»ing elected
to the exchange- on January 25 of that year.
Mr. Parker is at present abroad. .He '» wail
to b*» cruising In the Mediterranean. In his ab
sence the firm has been unable to transact anr
business direct on th« Stock Exchange, and Its
transactions through other brokerage houses
are reported t.-» have been very small. For this
reason, and ON further fact that the firm does
not owe any money to Sock Exchange houses, it
is not believed that the suspension of the firm.
if it ■ announced to-day, will hay» any Ml
effect. Mr. Tracy, the senior partner, lives et
cedarhurst. Long Island. According to th« lat
est corporation directory, th* only concern in
which he is a director at present is the American
Pneumatic Service Company.
It was said last night that the firm had been
interested recently in the formation si a hold-
Ing company /or the various Chicago taxicab
companies, but no confirmation of this report
could be obtained. The firm has nine branches
two in this city, two In Chicago, and one each
in Louisville. Milwaukee. New Haven. St. Louis
and Detroit.
Chicago. May IT -The big stock an.l grain
house of Tracy & Co.. with two Chicago offices,
went into the hands of a receiver late this af
ternoon. Unfortunate ventures in the taxicab
business in New York and Chicago and a hard
squeeze in the recent grain corner engineered by
James A. Patten are ascribed as the chief causes
of the failure. Chicago bankers expressed th*
opinion that the indebtedness of the failed com
pany to the Chicago banks would not exceed
$100,000.' Hi
Tracy has operated In this city for fourteen
years. The*flrm*s commitments in grain on the
Board of Trade have been liquidated in consid
erable volume in the last ten days.
Personally conducted three day tour vi* P«n»
svlvania Railroad. Saturday. May =£g^222
all necessary expanses from New lork. ltlß«ran«a
of ticket agents. — Ad.
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