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[AL l s.tr* 1 too high.
r cra l Opinion Expressed by Say- \
ings Banks Officials.
dr al topic discussed by the speakers at
TS* J**. „,. p t ing of tiie Savings Bank Associa
te* *fL, state of ■■•. York, held laatnrelay at
•jar tf ber of commerce, was the rate of interest
la^'TouM i* paid on deposits, and the conpen
****.]!£*♦■<' in the several addresses was that the
a** l^^ o f 4 per cent was too high and was
IT** 11 ; not wtfF to the banks but also In the
** I*-ijr1 * - ijr depositor*:. This rate, as was said In
*"* Tribua* a few flays ago ' mta be '' uiil<M> ' l to at
?P?Z Zterest period by the local Institutions, al
&:ii' r .>liT officers are doubtful of Its maintenance
* B TT-' ; i;]lamf . - tendent of Banks, in his
°* ' «rc-e'i for a reduction in the interest rate.
■•« impressed with the argument that be-
I * xa r ? rr VV a j n hanks are paying at the rate of 4 i
»* ViU should, or. conversely, because certain <
F'£"i?pa\ln& at the rate or 34 Per cent, hut I ,
i****^... that. *»> far as the savings banks are !
it so- the affairs of each are administered
<*■ «i*e« who are competent to discharge the .
v e rtrt«>s tl 1 upon them by that trust. It ia
•Ujf SSSeea to .-termine themselves the proper
"^fwcrort to be paid to depositors. It is !
n '£. v-forWate that interest department* nave
sCil^ to develop not only in state banks
N«i* banks and trust companies. This
wfc A-Tro"r inc-irsion on the Held ot savings
»* n - ■!. at tl.i= time conditions are such that
** rtn'iot 1* abolished they should be properly
d«r • my m.— . pressing duty ..
SfffSiexS redaction in the rate of interest in
iSn-ioAs throughout the state not only in
•*•£?££ of h corporations tlumselves but
g g?Sftntere*t of those who have intrusted
J3r finds to i hem.
,-,,-!,« \ Miner, president of the association,
:,! , aV^ee-l of the Savings Bank of
Sa. aald. in describng the growth of raving*
task deposit* :
bioei vcars aco. when th- association held its
bSrs s£rsKts* ----
S ,o iw. increased savings of the poorer classes.
*J^ teaST-tae to invoi.es r ut inf. the savings
I^7 t.v bu-in. ss men in times of depression n
531 • .nd low P'.nrv rates. The saving of this
Xr T« " nderfmble and there should be
SS ™ B stV-,5 taken by the L<egfelattrre to prevent It.
fE a £elt evil, 'as it i* ibr.nmht about hy the
IZ, VSd i of Mrtain people, who desire to proflt
V thcSert rate which is really only intended
I^S^'lStlSSr-^S is pro T er If
B nrvhr^vr^nn^c^v^e
*&L- tn s-ave wort, the result is beneuclal to
,CS md to the community, and the rosuainK to
?.■ dewftit* a matter of prpper .onKrHtuin
,^Everv other ncrease in undesirable, and If
S^tnvf for it? if we compete for investment de-
S£ rr oo hizh interest i^tes. or by undue ad-
w" are actuat.-d. consciously or un-
K»c:ucr:y, by selfish motives.
Edea'- J. I*-vev. president of the Title Insurance
CWapany. 'spoke ".«tr<mgly spainst the proposed con
gitunonaJ ameniment permitting an increaM of
■c debt Bah cf this city, pointing out that the
■viaee bank- of the plate hold nearly JIiO.OOQ.OOO of
Snr y r -. City bonds and that the financial con
diucn U O»e banki would be materially affected
't scv impairment of the city's credit. He also
dtfciaad "the citys recent financial excesses" and
ascribed ia pome detail the dangers of municipal
Ecialisra. Other -speakers were E. P. Maynard.
Ectroller of the Brooklyn Savlncs BaDk. and .1.
I Jackson, of Cleveland. Officers for the coming
Tear wen iiectec as follows:
President, Thomas J. Mulry, Emigrant Industrial
Earir.EF BaTik. New York; vice-presidents. Walter
Eriasble, Bank for Saving?, New York; Charl B.
Hanai... Troy Savings Bank, and William Fel
stager. New York Savings Bank; secretary. Jona
thin B, Currey, Metropolitan Savings Bank; treas
rrer. Samuel D. Styles, North River Savings Bank;
iHinVir of the executive committee, William G.
Corilin. Franklin Savings Bank; W. P. Sturgls,
I'ise gavir.Rs Bank of nrnisaisM*iii I . and E. P.
Haynar.: Brooklyn Savings Bank. All these ex-
K?*t Mr. atayaaUd are presidents of. their respec
tt«e Institutions.
' Plkns have bee* filed for remodelling th '"'
irpß of Teachers Olßal at Broadway and I2oth
preet, connecting Horace Mar.n School, at tlie
inwer end of the quadrangle, by «-orridors with
the eollesr.. and atnbank Hall. A new lecture hall,
vith a disk-shajved floor, will also be built on the
fourth floor of Horace Mann School. The improve
3 cents are to cost tT.,40".
Justice Lynch, r.{ the City Court, issued en id.-r
yetterdav directing Daniel O'Reilly, who was one
cf the attorneys for liarry K. Thaw, to appear In
supplementary proceedings t<>-rnorr The order
tr»s obtained by Joseph S-' Buhler. counsel for
Bise Karfnig. a milliner, -who obtained a judgment
lor li.3fiO agata?t the lawyer for go(«i* bouglit by
Jas wif-.
Ctacmuatl. May ZL— When the will of William
Ctrirtie Kerron. the riilan** 11 " 1 ' "who died a
!nr «ays sp», was filed to-day it became known
tilt one claus* specifies that one-tenth of the an
tsal income of the estai is to go to "the Lord's
ucmr-t." Ths will declare? that the testator for
Kmal years had been giving I tithe of his an-
Sal income to religious Institutions. The estate
a Rid to be valued at e50,000.
Chicago, May 27.— A movement ha? been started
iJ Svuston, the homo of James A. Patten, to
Staje til* name of Main street to Patten street as
>tribsie to Mr. Patten. Main street la one of th«
Btaetptl thorouirhfares In the suburb, of which Mr.
psssi was formerly Mayor.
Before Sailing
Consult the
Announcements of
j^ropeacn Hotels
Resorts and Shops
Appearing in
The Trib\jrve
.Every Wednesday. Sat
urday a.nd SundciLy.
T^V a copy of the paper with
a » a. reliable and handy
iiaida. .
Durand Furnished Statistics in the
Standard Oil Cases.
E tana 1 "urand. who is to MMMMi S. X }>
North as director of the census bureau, furnished
the statistics In the suit to dissolve the Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey brought by the gov
ernment and prosecuted by Frank 15. Kellogg. In
the many hearings held in this city, Chicago and
St. L«ouls_ Mr. Durand sat at Mr. KeUoajß'a elbow.
the repository of format relative to the mi
nutest financial detail of pipe line construction or
Intricate corporation management. The new direc
toi of the census was then deputy commissioner of
corporations. That is why ho was detailed to beip
Mr. Kellogg, and he was appointed deputy commis
sioner because Of his wide experience in practical
An alumnus of OberJin. '93. Mr. Durand was a.
bachelor of philosophy of Cornell, 'PC. His first
office ■was that of legislative librarian in the New
York State Library. IWS-'»7. It was while assist
ant professor of administration and finance at Ice
land Stanford Junior University that he was ap
pointed secretary of the United States Industrial
Commission, and he held thin place from 1900 until
3902, when he went to Harvard as an instructor In
Then followed experience in the census bureau
as a special expert agent on street railways and
«>ctric light plants. Ha went from the census bu
reau In 1902 to the bureau of corporations, first as
a special examiner and then as deputy commis
sioner, in 1907, when the Standard Oil Company
suit was brought.
In the trial of the great oil company Mr. Durand
■rats pitted against the high salaried experts of the
Standard and professors of economics retained by
the defence. He framed the questions asked of
these witnesses by counsel for the government, and
was always ready to step into the broach when the
statistical situation became most critical. When
ever the case was being beard he spent his evenings
with Mr. Kellogg, going over the rescript of the
testimony and the many exhibits, preparing for the
next session.
In getting ready the briefs in the argument of
the case at St Loula in April, Mr. Durand prepared
the array of fifigures presented by the counsel In
all the Standard Oil work Mr. Durand not only had
Charge of the statistical part of the eaae, but he
also did most of the detailed work of preparing the
Mr. Dnrand was born In Romeo, Mich.. October
IS, as7l.a s7l. He was married In 15 93.

Held Twelve Distinct Meetings in
Boston Yesterday.
Boston, May 27.— Twelve distinct meetings made
to-day one of the busiest of the anniversary week
observances by the American Unitarian Associa
tion and Its allied organizations. Begtnlng with U»
usual morning prayer service, conducted by the
Rev. Howard N. Brown, five meetings wen- held
during the forenoon.
The Moadville Alumni Association meeting was
presided over (■> the president, the Hey. Frederick
Gill, of Arlington, ami addresses were made by
George I- Carey, the Rev. Edward Cummlnj of
Boston, and the Rev. Joel 11. Metcalf.
The Boston Federation of Young People's Relig
ious Unions pave a reception to the officers «t the
National Union In the parlors of the Second Church
tn-nißht, after which there was a public meeting
of the religious unions In the main auditorium. Ad
dressea were delivered by the Rev. Edgar B. Weirs,
the Rev. F. O. Sturtevant. the Rev. Henry C. ilc-
Dougall and the Rev. Ha"..mi Saunnerson.
The forty-second annual meeting of the Free ':• -
ligious Association of America was held late to
day at the Twentieth Century Club, Edwin D. Mend
presiding. The old board of officers was re-elected,
among the vice-presidents being Mrs. Julia Ward
Prexbj/terian Judges Mar/ Grant
Saloon Licenses, However.
Denver. May 27. — Clergymen and laymen should
rot use tobacco, but It Is not contrary to the prin
ciples of the Church for Presbyterian judg.s to
grant saloon licenses. This was decided by the G-n
<ral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church to-day.
The assembly thus expressed Itself In approving
the report of the temperance committee after a long
discussion. The report commended President Taft.
Emperor William and ex-Pre*td«-nt Eliot of Har
vard '■ being teetotaler*, and »irg-d the ministers
of the Church to petition Congress to Mop Interstate
shipments of liquors, to discontinue the issuance of
Internal revenue receipts in prohibition territory, and
to prohibit the use of the malls for the distribution
Of advertisement!" of liquor.
Th. H»-v. Ellis Worth Rich, of Watsonvll Cal..
introduced a resolution declaring that ministers
should not use tobacco. A layman arose and de
lared Mr. Rich should Include laytn.n. This was
done, and the resolution was adopted amid cheering.
A commissioner then urged the adoption of a reso
lution that Presbyterian judges should refuse to
grant licenses for eaioons, even though it be their
duty under the law. Several speakers at we <'P
l^.sed this with the argument that a Judge, should
not be. criticised for bis actions under the law, but
the first speaker demanded that fudges when con
fronted with such a situation resign from the bench
rather than grant the license. Commissioners from
Pennsylvania said that it was the legal duty of their
district Judges to issue such licenses and opposed
the resolution.
•<;od grant that our Judges do not resign upon
Suefe »n occasion," said ope commissioner, "for It
will only pave the way for worse ones." The reso
lutlou wits d« feuted.
Three Houses Near Bridge Terminal Now Op
erated Under One Management.
AaSVOOC House. Maxwell Bouse and the Italian
fcUhiiwit. all iii the portion ..f Brooklyn whiefa
lies about the end oi the Brooklyn Bridge, are now
being operated under the plan of union which the
officers of the settlements have worked out ta the
last few months. The old Heltlemeiits retain their
ailjMnai asMnawaa and curry on the same work as
The union of the settlements was to make their
work more effective by doiriß a*ay with duplication
and by making It possible for the section to be di
vided up between tha s--tt lements in v nor* practi
cal manner. Krank < .*. Munsori. treasurer of the
Munson Hteamship [JaMt, is president. He was OO
the board of directors of the Italian B«t1
Mrs. H. BL I>reier, former president of the Aaacog
HowM Settle..,ent. !s »tee president The
tary Is Raymond [ngetVoU. formei ly head Worker
at llaxwell House. William Caiy, formerly tr<as
t;rer of Maxwell Houaw. Is the treasurer of the new
wsnlaatton P. a Pratt la the boa 4of the com
mittee of finance, and James Jenkins is chairman
of the camp committee. These six officers form the
fxe.utive committee of the board of directors.
There are fifteen directors.
Montreal. May Philippe H. Roy. former
Speaker of the Quebec Legislature and president
of the Bank of St. John, was found guilty by a
jury this afternoon of falsifying returns on the
bank's condition. Sentence was deferred. Two days
a«ro Roy attempted suicide by shooting, but merely
funded himself slightly in the foot.
The accountants for Receiver Benedict of the failed
firm of Tracy & Co. made a tentative report yes
terday which showed liabilities of $689.8tt and nomi
nal assets of 1*3.631. The actual assets, according
to the receiver, will not be, however, much above
WO.OOOL which mean, that the creditors wi 1 receive
abouTlS cents on the dollar It was explained that
the report applied only to the New York house and
Sit general report of the entire affairs of Tracy
k Co. could not be given out until the report of he
ancillary receiver in Chicago, which Is expected
carl, next week, is received.
Albany May -The Ross Can Company of
York. ■? ".';.-•
Insurance Department Demands
New Contract with Washington Life
wmiam H. rTotcbUss, Btal ■ Buperintendent of
Insurance, made public a; his New York office
yesterday the text of a memorandum on the ap
l.ii-ation of the Ptttsburg Life iiixl Trust Com
pany to do business in this state. The Ptttaburs
cwnpany Required practically all of the capital
Stock of the Washington I-lfe Insurance Company
of New York last September, and in December re
insured the Washington life potlfw obligations.
The Buperintendent has f< und both companies
solvent and unimpaired, and lias decided to per
mit the Pittsburg company to do business in thU
st.:te under certain conditions that the latter must
first meet. Mr. Hotchkiss comments sharply on the
sudden removal of the Washington Life assets to
Pittsburg after the reinsurance arrangement was
made. On the other hand, he calls attention to
the action of the Pttlabmg company In return
las; these assets to New York without waiting for
court action, agreeing to nave them under the
trusteeship of the Superintendent of Insurance and
have the business of the Washington Life regu
lated and controlled by examiners of the d» ]>art
iiiei,t. The basic considerations of the arrangement
suggested by Mr. Hotchkfas Include an amended
reinsurance contract, ■ provision establishing in
the accounts of the Pittsburg company a Wash
ington Life fund, to be credited with all n
<>n account of all Washington Life policies, and a
further provision requiring the retention in New
York Hi. lie of a sutßdent amount of assets to pro
tect the Washington companj polieyhold>r».
The advantages of such a plan, the Buperlnten
denl points out, are that It anda the present trus
teeship, turn.- over to the Pittsburg company a
business nearly three times as large as its "aii.
quiets doubt c reinsurance contract, and
removes causes for further litigation. Also it as-
Ington i,ife poUcyholdsrs the continu
ance of the protection of the New fork laws, sets
apart the fund which tbafr premium payments have
. and Insures them against both arbitrary
■ tit and possible loss.
Commenting ■■v the resuft of the examination
Into the Pittsburg company. Superintendent Hotch
iysj that while the concern was sotreni at tha
• the reinsurance contract. Tie does aot mean
: of :<s assets is altogether satis
judgment ol Urn dkapartraent the
proportion of real '-sijte t., total assets is too
The rittsburg I.ifr.- and Trust Company gave out a
statement last night which said:
It has been the pose of the company ever since
the right so to reinsure the Washington l*ife In
surance Company was challenged, t., bring about
an amicable adjustment of the whole situation,
without resort to litigation, believing that such
course was for the benefit of all concerned. The
company has been at ail tiinfs confident that a full
understanding of the ssitu:iti"!i and an impartial In
vestigation would disclose that it had not only acted
within its rights, but had so acted for the benefit
of all concerned, and especially for the benefit of
the •lie) holders of both companies.
Tli« company has not had time to consider the
e>ther conditions iini>"sed liy the Superintendent of
Insurance, but It will meet all reasonable require
ments. It Is quite possible that it will be found
upon further examination that soms of the condi
tions suggested may not be authorized hy existing
lawn ana the contract rights of all the parties, In
cluding the policyholdera of the Washington I.if«
Insurance Company.
After the Pittsburg company hns been charged
with every manner of wron«<iolnjr It is e«=jw*t>i«lly
gratifying to appear before the public with clean
hands, and with its solvency and integrity of rnaj>
agement vindicated.
There is till pending for decision by the Court
of Appeals an action brought by William Hepburn
Russell, as a pollcyholder, restraining the Pittsburg
company from transferring any of the property of
the Washington Life, and for the appointment of
a temporary receiver or the latter company. The
Appellate Division decided adversely on the receiv
ership application.
Frank C. Clark Says He Will Charter Ham
burg American Boat for World Cruise.

I.v.i! on 1
Hc-'uld differences had arl.-en between J. Bruce
Ismay, chairman of the International Mercantile
Marine Company, and himself, and he had decided
to give up (be White Star steamer Arabic and take
the Hamburg-American liner Cleveland for hi-»
forthcoming trip around the^world, which will be
gin at New York on October 16. He said he !;nd
received a wireless message from Mr. Ismuy ask
ing that be reconsider hi» plans, closing with the
suggestion that the White Star Erne might send
out the Arabic or the Laurentlo on a rival world
cruise. Mr. Clark t=xild hi» decision was final.
Lackawanna 's Probable Plan to Comply with
Commodities Clause Decision.
Owing to tho lack of a quorum* no action »as
taken by the directors of the Delaware, . : «< ka
wanna & Western Railroad Company at their
monthly meeting yesterday toward the adoption
of a plan to comply with the recent decision of
the United States Supreme Court In the commodi
ties clause case, under which it la required either
to divest Itself .if the legal ownership of Its coal
properties or to cease to act as a common carrier
for Its coal. It is understood, however, that the
board will take the matter up at a special meeting
to be held before the next monthly meeting, on
June 24. Following the meeting one of the di
rectors said:
"It Is Impossible to nay definitely Just what
course the Lackawanna will pursue to comply with
the requirements or' the commodities clause de
cision; but our deliberations thus far lend mo to
believe that a separate company will be made of
the coal properties and Ha stock distributed pro
rata among the shareholders of the Lackawanna.
'•The prospect of segregating- the two properties
Is not a pleasant one, for we do not like to lose
direct control Of the coal lands. But the control
will remain indirectly Just where It is. for with
tho coal land stock distributed as is the railroad
Stock it would not take much effort to get to
gether a majority of it."
That Mr. i.otti, the general manager of the Con
tinental Hotel, of Paris, la an expert In more ways
than tho*<e of making bis hotel famous, is demon
strated by his defeat of "King Pataud," as stated
in the following cable message from Paris:
M Lotti, manager tit the Hotel Continental, who
was obliged to yield to the demands for higher
wages made by M. Pataud, the Socialist secretary
to the electricians' union, last Saturday evening,
when the electric current was suddenly cut oft, re
taliated Parly thin morning by dismissing the elec
tricians who went on strike. Before doing so a
Staff of electricians belonging to an anti-Socialist
U "vnen the moment arrived for the night shift to
When tbe moment arrived for the m»fht shift to
leave work the leader of the men was locked In a
room In the hotel. The other men were then given
notice and were obliged to leave the machine room
Immediately, their clothes being sent after them.
These precautions were taken to prevent damage
being dona to the electric installation.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Sacramento, CaL, May 27.— The Consolidated Cali
fornia Vineyards Company's property at Gait, this
county, consisting of ninety-one acres of vineyards
and equipment to operate them, was tied up to-day
by the Knickerbocker- Trust Company, of Now York,
which seeks to foreclose a mortgage of ITiOO.OOQ.
The mortgage also covers properties owned by the
! vineyard. company in several other counties.
__ •
San Francisco, May 27.—The official closing quota
■ lions lor mining stocks to-day were as follows:
{ ..,_ ../ O.tj Hale & Ncrcrogß 05
a lit.* "con ."I". 13lJu«tl«i 03
*"',* lon -" 4<. ■ -w-aih Con 81
' ?■ -Ft •■ Jm'Mexican 18
j gStUfc p^.-v.E:: WOeaMsntai Con 1.1-7
; ch-ljejg. C0n......... gtort •;;;;;■;•;;; «
Cr, Men.-c '' ' • • ' - '-' Belcher 28
! r -a" *Va OlPt Lcuis 30
t ro? -Imperial 45|rnion Ccn .03
.._„„,, poiii" .••■?>- • Ml Utah Con .o"
igoSfsTcwry • Yellow Jacket ..^.....^1.
Regulations Agreed to by Spernj
Board Sent to Officers.
[From The TriLiin*- P.ureau]
Washington. May *T.— Ths Secretary of the Navy
has <ommuni.ated to the officers of the navy the
Changes in the reflations apreed on by all tbo
mambera cf the Bpsrrj board, detailed to r« nc^le
the conflicting paaMges la the Newberry editi-a ol
that book. The result hi an important one. and
practically confirms certain vital changes made by
Mr. Newberry in navy yard organization. It dos-
Ignates the navnl constructor as "the ninnagT of
the niamua -turlngr department at the navy yard."
and gives that officer general superintendence and
charge of the construction and repair of all ships.
The Question of delegating this function to the
navnl constructor was one of the sertOUS problems
before the Sperry Ujard. The fact that the mem
bers came to an agreement on the subject an<l Its
announcenvnt In official orders to the Berries hP
pear to establish the Newberry ai i magamsnt so
strongly favored by the naval constructors.
The other important provision reserves for line
officers the duty <>f inspectors at navy yards. This
practically sustains the N. -wherry system of navy
yard Organisation until Secretary Meyer can com
plete the Investigation of conditions nt the Euro
pean and American shipbuilding plants, obtain more
extensive information from naval aaVcfri and ob
serve the situation ptevafflag at the yards.
The bureau of yardl and docks loses no:ne of Its
functions, although that bureau, under which the
civil engineers ai>< employed, will nave to do with
the details of design and the specifications of all
public works under the cognisance of the Navy De
partment The civil engineers will also inspect
such public work when It Is done I y contract, ap
parently leaving to the naval constructors the ta
in of public Works When they ,-ir.- don.- other
wise than by contract— that is to say, by day's labor
at a navy yard.
| orchaaa of coal and water Is finally trans
ferred from the • [uipmenl to the l>ur- .. v
of supplies and accounts, under which pui
will be made in accordance with requisition!
ing from the bureau of navigation. Th" bureau of
navigation and the bureau of supplies ai
counts ■ wr.i work together In this acquisition of
fuel and Water. This constitutes an Import Tit loss
to the bureau of equipment
■ jr.-. : t; of equipment, however, obtains the
: almanac ( ,i:d the compass office, which
by .Mi. Newberry from that bu
reau to the bureau <t' navigation. The Bperry
■ • . ■ ■ • guipment re
tained the naval i ■. and tbe naval bydro
graphl ' Bucn circui
w;.s held t:-..-it the nautical almanac, which la pub
lished ly t';>- experts .hi .!.:!.■.• it t, the naval Ob"
, • .
equipment, while work In connection with tha sup
ply and adjustment of co properly be
longed under the same bun
In ol : la the navy ragu
iry al
■ |
■ . ■
on by the two factions COtn
) board ai ■ N. v -

Of authority and responsibility in navy yard work
till i ootended
. lm< ..Hi. ax
: navy
tken up
but In tti

.iiii-i.i.s following order* bava



. •■ IN
I-leutrront t\.nnnan.l.r (J. TAItIiOX. to t!.c <"o;i>rai!o.
LiruttiMKl OunnianUtr 1> U. \\ i l: r.-l;.\! OH, .!*-.acheil
Cenfial JVanl Washington; to Naval Ara.inny.
Following offlcen tfstacbed Naval Academj t.. .«i«tion»
or %••*»•.■!» liulioiitvj: I.laMitrnuni t'uronuniliTi F. K.
RIDGEL.T to Uib Wisconsin; 1.. K. JA.MF-S to the
\Wst Virulr.U; J. P. J. ItYAN. lo Uw .-i'UIU la
J;<.tn- F 1' KAItNS. t" Hie r«>uth c'ai'ulina: W. J.
MANIoN to tlw Supply; N. K. IRWIN. to the Kan
*a.- unj A. MACAKTHUK. Jr. to th<» Ohio; Lieu
tenant* 1.. It. SAKGENT. to the Nebraska; W. -V
VERSOS, to 'in- Se« Hampshire; A. E. WATSON,
t.» the Tetin-s.se..; M i ;. COtiK. to ttm S'iith I>aknta;
C J KIN<;. detailed aid on .iialT comnuindT *<"•
' ..iid division Allan n>t>t. tl>e Minnesota; W. S. •' '"'•
to the Minnesota; K. 8. El ES, to the Mlnoeaota;
C. S. KBUPrF, to the N«»' Jersey. -' :l ' ! W. M
HINT detailed »:•! on ftaff of romnian<ler fourth
ajvli AUiintic Beet, the Virginia, ■_ .
I leut'-nitnt Commander K. ii Dl REL.L, detached tho
\' .«t Vlr«lnl» to na' .il war KA'i^R. detach tt.
Lteut^nanl c"mman.ler !. A RAIHER. dHaeiai tbs
„e^n; I nV ln ;-o;; i .nan < ;iVr 0 F' Ii H t rii\M detached the
South I'akotu; lo naval war ct'll'-^e. .
Ileui.iia.il I. <•. Johnson. Jr.. commissioned lleuten
£ie«Sn.nU IR.;^RIGa3l R. ;^RlGa3 and '■ F. GREENE, com-
Il,..mnnn°t m o.mman,!rr S. V. GRAHAM, issacaad the
TpnnmM: to naviil war c"U*B'*.
l ,enant »' i. wyMAN. deuched th« Tacoma; to
I.l,ut!lnant'' bb ™ !< l* ' MANNIX. oatacbed the Eupptjr: to the
Usutwu'nT'aS P. CORNING. 6elachai th« N*w Jersey;
UeuVenani TMv" KNOX, detached th« Nebraska; to
t '|.. 1 . I tVV.V»V "'■'■'.lALUn-AN/:.';. detached the Nebraska;
j^Z™ri/%%&™t££*** the iu-wij to
ra«S« KianT Hur g .un H. W. I Ol* Jr.. ™™>"«
'""'■■ ''■■ Alt INK CORPa
. „.,. it F RITTKNHOCBB, detached baa«qmart»ra
iap n , v J M ITTHEWB, »[•!■■ lnt«J to i-M-.- n»vy
C P U n^xt innuul nSetbiK African I'rlm.n Association,
&»attle. 1 - 1^ ";!;',. .,„,, „....„.,,„..,, „. to Marina
'•"'V:^. ) ,V MSM S. I ,!^. '-.■■or, Royal. -„, Obtain HARRI
mnA T VOTTB. ct>mmi«'"l nn< " < '.
c~.™?i l leiitenHnt U S. WATTS, rtrtat-hp.l hra.l a uarter9:
Te Mariif f Officer-" School. Port Royal. June 3.
movements of vessels have been reported to the
Navy Department:
v.v M -The Wolverine, at Falrport; th« Hist, at Man
lanillo; the ItulTalo. at California City; the Marietta,
at Boeaa dai Tom.
May 27.— Tho Iris, at Guam.
..... °« The "Wolverine, from I/ora!n. Ohio, for Falrport.
* 1By oo ' hlo . the mural", from Hare Island, for California
City: the De« Moltu's, from Hampton Roads, for
Oj.l|iasaialSL X- V - Mb >' =7-~ThO7 -~ ThO rriltHd States
gunboat NaahviUe, manned by members of the
Illinois Naval Reserve, arrived here to-day on her
way to Chicago. The Nashville left the Charles
town Navy Yard nine days apo. After coaling here
Flic cleared f"r the lakes.
Philadelphia, May 27. -Rear Admiral Trial: R
Harris assumed the duties of eommand.-.nt of t- ••
Philadelphia Navy Yard to-day, succeeding Rear
Admiral K. C. T'endleton. who retires from active
service under the age limit.
Port Ends. La., May —After a quick run down
the river from New Orleans the battleship Misnis
irippj went through South Pans successfully, and at
11:50 a. in. stood out to sea. and wan »ooti merely a
speck on the horizon. She will probably reach
Fensacola to-morrow morning. „
Carmen Will Go Out at Call of
r , Organization.
Philadelphia, May 27. — At a mass meeting cf
motormen and conductors here to-night it was
decided to cease work whenever the executive
committee of the national organization should
consider the time propitious.
The hall where the meeting was held -was
crowded to the doors, and when one speaker
suggested that the men strike in forty
hours there were cries of "Twenty-four hours!"
Calmer counsel prevailed, however, and when
the resolutions to cease work because of the
failure of President Parsons to treat with the
men's representatives were passed they Included
a paragraph stating that the resolutions were to
bo placed In the hands of the executive com
mittee to be made effective at such time as they
should deem expedient. It was also decided that
every effort would be made to protect the com
pany's property from rioters.
Tells Diners on Staten Island What & Fine
Borough President They Have.
Controller Met/. ToM one hundred and fifty citi
zens of Staten Island last n!«ht that he had had
etmiifrh of offieeboMtng and was not a candidate
for any office in the gift of the people of New
York City. The 0.-.-nsinn was a testimonial dinner
tendered to the Controller at Hugot's Hotel. St.
• William S. Van Clie: presided, and Father
Charles A. Cfeastdy, rector of St. Peter's Chareh,
New Brighton; Euaym I*. Richards. John T. BurkP,
Colonel <"h:irles < '. I'.hiir. John J. Kenny an-i I.or
OQgh I 'resilient <"roniwe!l told Mr. Metz hew S— el
f adßotahwratlssi of the i ity's
finan. •
Father Cassidy was the first speaker, and his
example was followed by all who came after. It
was the unanimous opinion of those present that
Mr. Metz's management of his office entitled him
to higher preferment. The guest of the evening
thought differently, however, and after saying that
he wa.s done with serving the city turned about
and told the citizens of the Borough of Richmond
what a fine Borough President they had. "When
ever he comes Into the Board of Estimate and Ap
portionment," said the Controller, "and asks for
something for this borough, he gets it. and no
questions asked, because the members of the bonrd
know that for every dollar given him the city will
gpt liV) cents* worth."
■ Badgtey, ol Fkiiaaeld,
i „n n. . ;i student at the New England Antomobtls
Bchool here, died ai the i "My Hpav I
from tl -c, eive.i while playing
l. ill on the prevJoua day. Badgley was hit on the
r.cn.i by ;i batted balL He waa twenty-twi
of age.
Binghaanton, N V.. May XI. Joaapli L» Traeey,
f .f Brooklyn, an actor playing with a amrnnei
! dead In l>ed hi
his hotel this morning. H*> played last ni^ht, hut
complained of feeling 111 when he retired.
\V „,., ;,. Wis.. May Z7.— Four students at
Northwestern University were idly burned, one
perhaps fatally, by an explosion of powder while
they were loading .shells to-day in preparation for
a sham battle by a cadet company. The force ot
the explosion tore out the wnils of the arsenal. A
eh«'ll b'ir?t • bile being reloaded.
• ! I >v. William .!.•: •
• • ■ ■
' ' -
■ atrrea
• k.
Norfolk. V;i.. May 27.— A remarkable burial oc
curred in the channel of Hampton Roads, off yew
ell's Point, to-day, when the ashes of a former
Confederate soldier who recently died In Seattle
wr.- lowered into the water in a tiny Rilver casket
In which th«»y w>re sent from Seattle by direction
of the veteran. The casket was consigned to tne
■ea by W. H. Fitzgerald, of Richmond. Dy whose
side the Seattle man fought at Sewells Point la
the Civil War.
Th« world's moB; Intersetlng spot. QTna 1809 saaacn
Is June 5 to September 26. q Ths otmt wet to asa to* Park
la Tia th» GARDINER OATHWAY— official obiik»
rtaohod only by t&*
Northern Pacific Railway .
The Scenio Highway thro" the Land of Fortune
On and after May 23: three electric- lighted, solid rest!- f£s& *«^y^^ I
bmed dally trains between St. PtwH-Uinn— and tt» / /nY "ST'OXX I
Coast. A dally eleotrlo-Ugiitad UxrougH train batween St. / f*ZY AW \ I I
LouU Ml^ourl Rlvor polaa acd tiia Coast. Ttrcusli l«5/ Ju&**\ I
sleeping oars to and from til* Park boundary during I ■•W^T^^ I I
Park season. .." \^\¥&WCj*l I I
A!»«k»-Tvk«n-P«cU2 rsposttlan. S»«ttJ«: Jan« Ito Ootob«r II \^m^Bߣ^~/ /
Annj*l Rose TeiUTal, Pertlandi Jn»» 7 to It f* I V \t /> I
Xtttontl Irri«»tJon CenrreM. 8;»k*=»! Aafuit t to 14. -45&3* I *^*>/ I
lUinler W«tion»! Park and Puiilu Taller, from Xacom«> ! a.?SS^X
By Auto or Hall; Ju«» 1 t« Ofltabar 1. I
trovlda additioßAl attraction* tor tbo ylM3=rs Meter. y/ '
BUMMER TOURIST PARES to th» North Pactflo Ooasti f
May2^Saptamber^^tromSt^ul.MlMaftEoajt / Jk
Duiutli. Superior. Kansaa City and Omaha: •»_£ lt s? / >^ I
Chicago' 857-50 bom St. Louis. Round trlpjWUh rßturn h >T I
limit of October 81. Llbaral ■top-07ers._ ProporOona^ y >O'i* I
farae from th» East generally. — " jrC*
C Throa^h s«rvie« betwtea Chicago >^Cr y^l
and North Pacific Coast after May 23. /.<? / J
Sand coupon for full paraxraTara as to fares and fra» >^x* / / I
Illustrated literatur* describing tna trip J /V > S / \
W. F. MERSHON'. Oen. Ag»nt Paam. P«pt.. > // A <> >/^ >^ f\
»19 Broadway. N»w York. 'Phf.no. Worth 835. S * / J? / \
iNew /\ampshire
The mountain buck-board is a mighty comfortable vehicle and driving
in the WHITE MOUNTAINS can't be equalled anywhere. The
roads are picturesque, the scenery is inspiring and the air is invigor
ating. Besides driving, you can have your choice of a score of other
recreations and sports, and genuine comfort afforded by such hotels as:
Wrnt worth H.V.I The Waumb.»k The Mount WashJartea
Jackson. N. H. lefTeraaw. N. H. Bretton Wood* H. H.
Capacity 250. Capacity .".o > Capacity «0O-
Twin Mountain lions* Fabyan llouw Th* Bat— a
Twin Mountain. N. H. Fahyan*. N. 11. IMxTllle Notch. X. H.
Capacity 150. Capacity 3lrt>. Capacity 100.
Crawford Hmu* >un»ft Hill Ilnnno For. -» Hill flitll
Knt. Crawford Notch. Suirar Hill. N. H. Krancoula, N. H.
X. 11. Capacity S<X>. Capacity 323. Capacity 125.
Mount Flrnnant Hi>ii«« interval? Houw The Sinclair
Br»tton \\ "■ ">.is. S. 11. Intervale. N. 11. H-Thl-hein, X. H.
Capacity 273. Capacity 2»0. ■ Capacity 300.
»w Profile ITouim" Th* Knrnrt* Mapiewmtl Hotel
Franconla Notch. X. IX. North Con way. M H. Bethlehem. Maplewocxl
Capacity 500. Capacity 25a 5-ta.. X. H. Capacity 400.
(Service effective on and after June 2»lJ>.) ' < BBBSbK
White Mountain Limited (full -rest^ule Parlor. Dintr.r gT*^S*f^»V
and Observation car train; will depart from Grand iSj. 'TtW\^_jH^S
Central Station. New Tork. (t.vit. m.. and Clinch Train Si ?Jij"^"l^T\3i
at O.IS a. m. >'l«ht E.\prr«» (Standard Sle«pinc Cars i tsbF\ .I'Aj^Sl
at 00 p. m Service on all trains daily except - VQs%*»i3£??2sßE**
day For tickets, full Information and booklets, call or [^^BsjS^^^
lend to Boston A Maine R. R. Ticket OflSct,. saw*"^^ "* T
Say Building Code Provisions IFfSj
Put Them Out of Business.
***-■- ■ * " ." .■ - '.* . .,
Twenty-three manufacturers, representing an thai
concerns In this city engaged tn the production of
structural paint, met at the Drug and Chemical i
Club. No. 100 William street, yesterday to protest '
against the paint provision In the majority report
on the new building code, which they say would .
throw all the paint business of the city into th*
hands of the r»lxon Graphite Company, of Newark*
N. J.
A committee of four was appointed by 8. 51.
Evans, vice-president of the Pitcher Lead Corn* .
pany. who presided, to prepare a formal protsaa .
to the committee on buildings of the Board of Al
dermen. The committee was made up of 3. M.
Peters, of the Matheson Lead Company: 'Wood*
ruff Sutton, of the Jenkins Paint and OH Company!
Arthur Mitchell, of the Eureka Chemical Company,
and Albert Potter, of the Blanchite Paint Company.
The particular feature of the majority report of
the code revision commission that * aroused th»
manufacturers was this section:
The paint to be used In coating; metal structural'
work is specific! as follows:
The paint used shall consist of pure linseed oil.
together with red lead, or a natural pigment con
taininf approximately 40 per cent of crystalline)
American !lake graphite, 4f) per cent silica and a»
total of 13 per cent of the oxides of Iron aniV*
Re.l lead, they Bay. is practically out of the run*
nlng. although it la more of a rust inhibitor thaisj
graphite; yet it costs twice as much, and whenever
It can be used under the law it may be allowed bj^
the Superintendent of Buildings.
As to graphite paint, the manufacturers say they
would be completely wiped out under the majority
code, for th.- formula requires crystalline American
flake graphite, which la controlled by the Dixonv
Graphite Company, which it Is said owns 73 pet*
cent of the graphite mines in this country- Th«
other mines, it Is said, are either not working oa>
are producing graphite of a different character.
After the meeting R. S. Perry, president of th»
Harrison Brothers Company, who has been la
charge of the scientific bureau of the Paint Manu
facturers' Association of The United States for thai
last two years, made a statement regarding th»
results of experiments conducted In conjunction*
With the Department of Agriculture at Washington.
The experiments, he said, was* carried on in «ix
government technical schools and laboratories, sup
plemented by the most practical tests ever carried
on in this country. Mr. Perry said:
"Many intelligent and conservative engineers and
architects have refused to countenance graphite,
and have pointed out its bad results on iron. To
day the highest authorities and the government
testing bureau tell us that it 13 an unsafe and In
jurious material on iron and steel. It gives th«
appearance of uncorroded iron, even when l:i9
metal underneath Is well eaten Into by rust."
A member of the Board of Aldermen sail yester*
day that the public hearing on code revision would
probably take place next Wednesday. Thirty-eight,
cities of the country, he said, were awaiting th*
adoption of the New York building code before*
going ahead with their own.
Says God Led Him Into Kansas City Court,
Where He Is Accused of Murder.
Kansas City. Kan.. May 2T.-An unusual spec*!
tacle was presented in the criminal court here to-«
day when Jam- Sharp, known as 'Adam God,**
and his ••■■'•. Melissa, who was known as "Ev»
God" '■■ their band ol roving religionists, went "*
the witness stand. Sfiarp is on trial, charged with
the murder of .i policeman in a religious riot here a*
few months ago. The woman si yet to be tried.
The testimony of the couple proved ■ weird ex«
Mhttion of" tears lamentations and wild ■•ings.
Mrs Sharp reviewed tho history of herself and her*
husband. When she told of their conversion slio
wept so loud she could be hear! tn the street.
"Adam Ood."' who followed his wife on the stand,
wept almost constantly for the half hour that ha
was testifying.
"Brother," sal . Sharp, finally, addressing th»
Judge and with tears streaming down his face, "it
all came to me in a revelation as I Jay asleep in my
cell last night. The Lord said to m»?, just like it
was In the Bible, that my enemies are my friend?.
Now. the Lord means that I must Turn thai saying
around. If I am to find my friends I must g<>
among my enemies. That is just the rea.*on GoU,
led me Into this courtroom."
IVnver. May 27.— Sixty-three days out of New
York. Edward Payson Weston. the veteran pedes
trian, arrived in IVnver this foren.x>n. raving cov
ered 2.479 mi!es of his Journey from Xew Tork to
San Kranelsco. He says he Is two days and a halt
ahead of his schedule.

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