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EXTRAVAGANCE U CUBA
PRESIDENT TUT XOT TO
CALL A HALT.
Will NoA Interfere wUk Republic's
Independence S&mation Still
Causes Anxiety.
[Fr m: The Tribune SnretAS.!
Washington. May L v — Cuba continues to
prove a source of anxiety to the administration.
rCcthing lias occurred which can be construed
as warranting, or even requirlrg. Interference
by the T'nited States, but as the elder brother
of t\- n*>w republic, who wants to see all go
veil with the island, the administration is
frankly worried. Extravagance is prevalent at
Havana. There is -i disposition to lavish funds
on useless diplomatic representation, and an
'evident inability on the art of the Gomez ad
ministration to withstand the pressure of self
ish politicians which arc disturbing.
Since attention was first called to this sit
uation in ■ dispatch to The Tribune of May --•
the President has received some advices which
are more reassuring. Nevertheless, he would
be grateful to see President Gomez exercise
grcatf-r restraint on those who are clamoring
for the public funds.
Of course, til.- I'm'- States lias ample power
under the Flatt amendment, incorporated in
the Cuban constitution, to restrain the admin
istration at Havana if it goes too far. Cubs is
thereby prohibited from assuming; or contract
ing "any public debt, to pay the interest upon
which, and to make reasonable sinking fund
provision for the ultimate discharge of which,
the ordinary revenues of the island, after de
fraying the current expenses of the government.
shall be inadequate.- But that situation ha
not arrived. In fact. Cuba has a comfortable
sum in the Treasury and a limit of $l»».."i<*>.<MX)
within which the public debt may be increased
ouster a decree of Governor Ma goon.
But. on the other hand. Governor Magoon
authorized a number of contracts to meet the
payments on which this debt was designed, and
reckless extravagance at this time will inevita
bly result in hardship for the republic later.
The contracts let by Governor Magoon must be
lived up to, and the payments must be met as
they fall due. They were decided "•■ not only
for Cuba's own pood, but because they were
deemed essential to the sanitary protection of
the United States. Should Cuba fail to make
the contractual |>ayments, this country would
be at least obliged to take charge of the custom
housfs. as has been done In Panto Domingo,
and defray the indebtedness from the revenues.
Th'-re i.<= an impression in Washington that
President Gomez 'would be glad if President
Taft called a halt on Cuban extravagance, as
that would give the Cuban Executive an excel
lent excuse for refusing the demands of the
politicians, hut Mr. Taft is not disposed to take
this step. He might have been glad if Secre
tary Dickinson had enjoyed an opportunity to
utter wholly Informally, a word of warning, but
he will not" do anything whim could be con
strued as interfering with Cuba's complete in
dependence. He believes the republic should
work out its own salvation without help from
Washington. • , ,
Nevertheless, there is a disposition to deplore
what at this distance appears to be the signs
of weakness in the new Cuban administration.
Some members of the administration, less san
guine than the President, construe the present
situation as indicating beyond peradventure that
the time -hen this country will again be com
pelled to assume the direction of Cuba s des
tinies is not far distant.
XOT FAVORED BY CODE.
Dijron Company Denies Paint Clause
Helps Them Unduly.
riisMnil lleOswsßi of ti I AMermen
, i jnesfeertej a letter from the Joseph Dts n
• ng that t ■
■MM ' '- - ' C"II!
■ new build
ing cods. 1 ■ ■ -ays;
We will not benefit by the proposed legislation
ar." more than any other honest and reputable
pant maker. The suggested formula Is public
property and all of the specified ingredients are
staple articles of commerce. Flak- graphite Is pro
duced in nearly a score of mines tliroughovit the
eastern part of North America from Canada to
Alabama. The other constituents are also com
mon and easily procurable.
The success of graphite is a paint pigment is
founded on the American flake graphite, of course
we feel highly complimented that this committee
has found in our description a satisfactory specifi
cation of one of the paints selected by them, and
•were we in a position to control the manufacture
of a paint which would meet the requirements of
this specific 31 ' 011 we would on its adoption expect
to realize a large profit. Unfortunately we are not
to situated.
With regard to the a'.Ugation of rust accelera
tion, we have only to say that it is not strange
that the graphite and carbon paints should have
this charge laid at their door after so many years
of successful use, hen you consider the personal
business interests of those who make the allega
tion.
The firmly fixed reputation of graphite paint as a
protection against corrosion te proven per se in
the records of the many hundreds of bridges and
viaducts scattered throughout the country which
have been protected from corrosion for many years
by this material.
'The test on which this claim is ■ ide is purely
a laboratory test, and the result absolutely op
posed to the results of years of actual use under
the severest natural conditions. This form of test
is not new at all. having been formulated at least
five years apt. and if it were a conclusive test, the
use of carl>on paints would have been discontinued
lor.g before this. '
It would seem as though any remedial legislation
in the city of New Y"ik has Indeed a hard row
to hoe if it runs counter to any "interests." The
guardians of the public, however, ought to realize
that there is no advantage to the taxpayers in the
unrestricted sale of worthless material, notwith
standing the noisy protests of those who profit by
telling it.
NEW FIRE ALARM SYSTEM.
Board of Estimate Votes $100,000 to Prepare
Plane.
The Board of Estimate and Apportionment at Its
meeting yesterday appropriated $i<»»,o»*> for the prep
aration of plans for a new fire alarm pyFtem. The
Merchants* Association, Chamber of Commerce and
Board of Fire CaMSSfWrMSfSI for the last six years
have been lir^in:: the Installation of. a Ugh press
sire fire protection system and a new fire alarm sys
tem.
The lower part of the city has a high pressure
system, and work is progressing on Its extension.
It Is expVt"*-«*J that the plans for the proposed fire
alarm syjteni will be ready for advertising within
ninety days. It will cost about $3.<*« i <«iv.
For the extension of the hich pressure service In
South Brooklyn JT.""'. I**'1 **' was appropriated.
Double Holiday Suggestions
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fj Or a popular fancy suit? $15 to $35.
CJ Or a Coat-aiul-Trousers suit of crash, Fancy worsted, or
homespun? $10 to $32.
CJ Straw Hats— your shape, $1.50 to $4.
Cj New idea in athletic underwear, $1 suit.
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DROUTH IX KANSAS.
New Prohibition Laic in Effect—
Other Reforms.
[By i-.•:.i -.•:. i;:«;.). to The Tribune.]
Topeka. Kan.. May 28.— Kansas is dry as law
can make It now. The new prohibitory law that
stops the sale of liquors by druggists went Into
effect to-night. In most of the counties the pro
bate Judges revoked all permits to druggists to
sell intoxicating liquors at 6 lock this after
noon. Even the soda fountains and Ice cream
parlors are cut off fro:n the sale of "2 per cent
and other alleged non-intoxicatmg drinks under
the new law.
The following are some " the more important
laws effective to-morrow:
All the backet shops now operating in the
cities will have to close.
The new labor law bars child actors from
the theatres, and all boys under fourteen from
the messenger service.
Railroads are required to t,ulld hog tight
fences along the right of way where fanners
are required to preserve the purity
of the strenms near them.
f Fruit tree agents will go to jail if they mis
represent the brand of trees they sell, and it
Will be a crime to kill American eagles
SUGAR SUIT GOES ON.
One Witness Did Not Know He
Had Been President of Company.
George. M. Newhall. who said he had had twenty
years' experience as a sugar refiner and had built
the plant of the Pennsylvania Sugar Refining Com
pany, testified yesterday in the $30.0000.000 suit
brought by the Pennsylvania Company against the
American Sugar Remifaig Company, John E. Par
sons and Gustave B. Kissel, on trial In the United
States District Court before Judge Holt.
He described at length the facilities of the plant
as it was before the forced closing resolution, which
is alleged to have been planned In the offices of the
ro-called Sugar Trust and passed by the directors
of the Pennsylvania Company after It had been
reorganized with Kissel and bis associates as mem
bers. II is now charged that this resolution was
the result of a conspiracy on the part of the oill
cers and directors of the American Sugar Refin
ing Company to wreck the plaintiff company.
The capacity of the refinery, the witness Bald,
was three thousand barrels a day, or about six
million pounds ■■ week. In Ids opinion sugar could
be made cheaper there than In any other plant In
the country. When John G. Mllburn, of counsel for
the defendant, threw some doubt on the claims re
garding the capacity of the plant Mr. Newhall said
that the plant had been supplied with everything
necessary to bring about that end.
W. Howard Ramsey, a former president of the
plaintiff company, continued his testimony <■£
Thursday and admitted that In his relation to the
company he had never thought of himself or acted
as anything more than a dummy for Adolph Segal.
William H. Whlteslde. another director, testified thai
he as a nonentity at the meetings of the board
because Segal always told him what to do. Charles
D. Baker, another president of the Pennsylvania
Company, did not remember that be had held that
office until he was shown the minutes of meetings
at which be had presided. He knew that the com
pany had a refinery, he said, because "he read it
in the newspapers."
Th«- trial will be continued <>n Tuesday morning.
SHIXXIX O( X A GROI XD.
Ferryboat Sticks Fast as Primes*
Alice Resumes Voyage Unhurt.
The North German Lloyd liner Prinzes Alice,
which, after going aground on the sand bar off
Fort Wadsworth on Thursday forenoon, -was light
ered and released early yesterday morning..- went
aground a second time while going out the Am
brose Channel, but finally got free, with the hely
of her own screws and the rising tide, and pro
ceeded on her way to Bremen.
The ferryboat Shinnecock, of the Union Ferry
Company, running between the Battery and At
lantic avenue. Brooklyn, also went aground in the
fog yesterday, smashing her overhang against tho
stone wall of Governor's Island. She carried only
thirty passengers, all of whom were transferred to
the island, where they took the army ferryboat
Hancock for the city. She was hauled off the rocks
later in the day at flood tide and towed to Brook
lyn.
It wax up) ■■ the Princess Alice would
not l"- able to *•■' Into <i*-«-i» water bef :s a. in
lay, but after five hundred tuns <.f cargo had
removed from l.er forward hold, .-itm! with ten
tugs hiP" Hl »g ■ n her stern, the l-ig ::■
leased from her berth on the land. Captain i -
took the Alice hark to Quarantine, win
underwent a thorough m. It was found
that she was absolutely seaworthy, and her cargo,
bad been lightered, was replaced ir. the hold.
Kh«- got und<»r way for Bremen, wHh ail h>-r pas
rs "ii board, ai ''."~> a. m.
As the Prinsesa Alice cleared the channel the
ferryboat Bhinn< ock, deserted by all l.<-r ps
Kcept a truck driv<-r, who wa.- unable to get
his horse and wagon ashore, waited for the aasist
■ ' tups Sii-- wen! sground during the f"K. at
(„::. a m .. when on her tirst trip to Brooklyn. . <1 •■
had hardly jrone a hundred yards from the slip
when her rudder broke. Fortanately the ticio
(arr.fd her over to Governor's Island, and she
grounded near the ordnance department's wharf
nnd es.-ar-ed U-lne bit by passing craft. Bhe was
only slightly damaged by her scraping on the
rocks.
"CENTADRINK" UP TO PENDLETON.
Will Decide Whether City Can Legally Grant
Fountain Franchise.
The Board of Estimate and Apportionment de
cided at the meeting yesterday to refer to Cor
poration Counsel Pendleton the question whether
the board had legal authority to give the New
York Centadrink Company a franchise to Install
drinking fountains under the stairways of the
elevated railway stations. The Board of Estimate
had approved the grant in April, but so much op
position was aroused that It consented to give a
public hearing.
Edward Lkuterbach appeared before the board
yesterday in opposition to the franchise. "By an
act of the Legislature Which is onrepealed," Mr.
Lauterbach declared, "the space which ft is in
tended to pre-empt was reserved for newsstands,
the intention being to give a means of livelihood to
cripples. Indigent and blind citizens."
Martin W. Uttletotl appeared In support of the
Centadrink company. He said the company would
gladly leave tbe question of the legality of the
grant to the Corporation Counsel. Mr. Littleton
added :
"nur companj Is willing to pay the Infirm news
- to tako care ol the fountains, so tfiat they
may add to their Incomes. This company is a
money making concern, but wp are not trying to
for.-c the«=«' jieorile out of th<ir livelihood. "
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. MAY 29, 19«9.
CENSUS BILL MAY FAIL
Continuation of Present Late Blow
to Civil Service Reform.
I From Thf> Tribuno I'.ur. an ]
Washington, May 25.-Unless the two houses of
Congress adjust their difference* over the pending
census bill no measure of that character will be
passed by Congress, and the law providing for tho
taking of the last census will become operative.
This was assured to-day when Representative
Tawnier announced that he was preparing an ap
propriation bill to cover the expenses of the next
census end the permanent census work. This Dili
will authorise the expenditure of $10,000,000 to carry
on the work of the census for two years. hen
this Is passed the Appropriations Committee will
consider that i: has done Its duty and will leave
the method under which the census is to be taken
to Congress.
Under the old law the "spoils system" was In ef
fect and if co adjustment of the differences between
the two branches of Congress is reached this system
will prevail in the thirteenth census. The old
law provides that the employes shall be appointed
by the Director of the Census after a non-competi
tive examination, an.l that each applicant must be
Indorsed by a Senator or Representative to become
eligible It was this provision In the bill which
was responsible for its being vetoed by President
Roosevelt and which, it is understood, has met
with the disapproval of President Taft. if no
new law is passed, however, it will be Incumbent
on the President to accept the present law or to
delay the census until Congress passes a satisfac
tory measure.
The appropriation bill in preparation by Mr.
Tawney will also embrace a provision reducing tho
charges of bonding companies which have dealings
with government employes. Mr. Tawney believes
that these companies are charging exorbitant
rates, as has been outlined in these dispatches,
and he is determined thai some legislation is nec
essary to protect the government employes.
The failure of Congress to enact a new census
bill will be regarded by the friends of Civil service
reform ay a hard blow to their cause.
HOUSE LACKS QUORUM.
Democrats Filibuster on Porto Ricaii
mil.
[From 11,,. Trlliunn Bureau]
hlnjrton. May 28.— 1f there had been three
less Republican Representatives In or about the
Capitol to-day the House would probably have been
in session ;■••. unless the Democrats had grown
hungry and decided to bo home to dinner. It may
have all happened because Speaker Cannon went on
an automobile trip and loft Representative C>alxoll
to run things, but at all events the Republican
leasers were placed In an embarrassing position
and wore angry at Representative Champ Clark an.l
bis corporal's guard, who kept them from adjourn
ing.
At the close of tho debate on ''■' Porto Rlcan
bill, which probably will not be passed until the
tariff is disposed of. the Republican floor leader.
Representative Payne, moved that the committee
rise so that the House could adjourn. The Demo
crats voted "No" Jocosely, ntul when :i division was
ordered the count disclosed nineteen Republicans and
twenty-one Democrats. T! i n toilers wore ordered.
and their cunt disclosed twenty-one Republicans
and twenty-three Democrats. Then Representative
Pavne told Mr. .'■•:)< that hi* action was ridiculous.
an.l Mr. Clark laughed and s-nid he was only exer
cising his constitutional prerogative. The Demo
crats would probably have relented, but Mr Dalzell
interposed with the declaration that the House
stood adjourned because there was no quorum.
This w*a overruied by the chairman of the com
mittee, and Representative Payne again moved to
adjourn
By this time- perspiring members were wo;i runn
ing into the chamber from the nffi.-o building two
squares away and from the committee rooms.
Others were chased from th<-lr rooms by energetic
attendants. There was another division, which
showed ihlrty-one Republicans and thirty-three
Democrats. Tho .iinlnK room was Invaded, but stni
the Democrats kept thoi- lead <-f two. At last Mr.
Suiloway and Mr. Cushman were unearthed amid
gr.at cheering, and the r.ore was tied. Then after
a lull Major McDowell entered, leading three Re
publicans whom he had caught on their way up
town jin.i '.lit- ristu was over.
Mr. Borland, of Missouri, upheld the Porto Rlcan
House of Delegate* '■ • refusing to yield It" I^'*
lative rights and pleaded for a territorial govern
ment ror th^ island.. Mr Parker, of New Jor^.y.
and Mr. Payne advocated the passage of the MIL
FERRY SUBJECT TO FEDERAL LAW.
Interstate Commerce Commission Haa Juris
diction Over Line to Statcn Island.
..
.... iw In tnklne part
• law. The U tei
In the
case ... • t New Tork operates n mu
ferry between B1 George, Bt iten Island, and
Whitehall street. Manhattan.
Tli» question answered hy jresterday'a decision of
the Interstate Commerce Commission waa
t two months ago. when Comm ■■•••: Ulen N.
Bpooner. of the Department of I ks
which hns supervision of tii" municipal ferry to
Btaten Island, and the officials of the Bt
Kai'M Tran«rl Railway Companj fle Ided to ask for
r rultns as to whether ej'it commutatton rates for
passengers between Perth Amboj*. N J., and New
V..rk should lie tiled with the Interstate commis
sion. Tlie ferry between Tottenville and Perth
Amhoy is operated by the Rapid Transit company,
which is controlled by the Baltimore \- Ohio Rail
road. The request for a r-iiinK was sent to Wash
ington on April 1, and as is was the tirst , ; , s .- of the
kr l presented h was referred to the full commis
sion for ;i •
Commissioner Bpooner said the ruling would n..t.
be thought, affect schedules or service. Travis H.
Whitney, secretary of the }">iiiii.- Service Commis
sion, said the ruling whs In a rdance with th.'
general attitude of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission, that commerce between one state and an
other, by whatever Instrumentality, constituted In
terstate commerce. He did no( think, however, thai
the decision WOUld in any way conflict With the
Jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission.
TAWNEY AND HOBSON NOT TO MEET
Minnesota Representative Loses Opportunity
to Dispel Japanese War Clouds.
[From The Tribune Bw
Washington, May 28. Representative Tawney, of
Minnesota, is the latest member of Congress m
decline ;<n Invitation to k'> n n the Chautauqua cir
cuit. Ho was Invited recently to allow himself *to
ho billed in a series of Joint debates with Repre
sentative Richmond Pearson Hobson on the ques
tion of a greater navy. Representative Tawney
would have liked nothing better than to i^.-k horns
with toe Alabama member on that Question, for in
knows the subject from Alpha to Omega and feels
that he . "uld d:sj..-i all the war clouds Representa
tive Hobson might be able to call together over
peaceful assemblages of Chautauquans.
The Minnesota Representative makes !■.. pn s.-n
slons to finmhoyaiit oratory. He is a steady dealer
In what he calls "plain facts." and with these he
would have shown hta audiences that Japan la
four thousand two hundred miles away and not
coming any nearer. ]!•• was compelled, however,
to decline the Invitation because of the uncertainty
Of the adjournment of Congress.
ESTIMATES FOR PANAMA CANAL.
Expenditure of $250,000,000 by End of Next
Fiscal Year Indicated.
Washington. May 28.— A quarter of a billion
dollars will have been appropriated by Congress for
the purchase and construction of the Panama
Canal. if the estimates for canal construction for
the fiscal year beginning July 1. 1910, are agreed
to by Congress next winter. These estimates,
amounting to about $33,000,000, have been received
from the Canal Zone and are being reviewed by
Secretary of War Dickinson. There has already
been appropriated for the purchase of rights from
France and Panama and for construction a total
of $210.0it0,0u0. Secretary Dickinson finds it difficult
to reduce, the estimates, and Congress has learned
that a reduction merely invites a deficiency appro
priation later.
SUGAR DUTIES STAND
PROGRESS ON TARIFF.
Tobacco Schedule Adopted by Sen
ate — Protest from Mr. Bacon.
[From The Tribune Bureau]
Washington. May M.-The sugar and tobacco
schedules of the tariff bill were adopted by tne
Senate to-day, and some progress was made on m
agricultural schedule. This advance was made not
withstanding the fact that nearly the entire sea*
was devoted to speechmakli*. Mr. Bradley began
the programme with a speech advocating the re
moval of all taxes and restrictions on the sale of
tobacco la It, natural state. He was followed by
Mr. Stone, who talked for nearly four hours on the
ramifications of the tariff, the relation of former
tariff enactments to industrial panics, tho cost or
production here and abroad, the currency Question,
the attitude of the political parties toward revision
and kindred topics. Mr. McCumber closed the day s
pperehmaklns with some observations on the im
portance of affording ample protection to cereals. ;
The Republican leader! hope that at to-morrows
session it will be possible to finish the agricultural
and spirits schedule. They realize that a week or
longer may be required to dispose of the text. *
schedules, and an anxious thai the cotton schedule
shall be taken up Monday morning. Mr. Smoot has
prepared a long speed explaining the amendments
made by the Finance Committee In the cotton sched
ule. Mr. Aldrich will make the explanations when
the wool schedule hi taken up.
Unless the Senate gets down to business early
next week, stops will be taken for holding night
sessions. The question of nl*ht sessions was con
sidered at a meeting of the Finance Committee
this afternoon. Both the Republican ami Demo
cratic members of the committee expressed the
hope that they might be avoided, but it was ac
knowledged thai such sessions would have to *»
held if the flow of oratory doss not subside It
was decided to defer for a few days action on the
Hale resolution, which provides that the Senate
.hall meet daily at 11 a. m.. take a recess from S
to 8 p. m. and adjourn at 11 D. m.
Fust before adjournment Mr. Aldrirh reported an
amendment Bxing the duty on manufactured
pumice .tor,, at three-eighths of a cent a pound.
Scad of * a ton. and on unmanufactured pum.ee
.tone at one-fourth of a cent a pound, Instead of
15 per cent ad valorem. This amendment as
"Hofore the vote was taken on the «gg«^J
the sugar schedule Mr. Brtstow gave notice that
L L Ull -as finished in «■«•*£ he
Whole and in the Senate he would a am off. r his
amendment* to eliminate tho Dutch ««£££.
and to reduce the differential on refined sugar.
Mt , ia, gave notl f bis purpose to subml a
P «bstitut« for the .ugar paragraph. An amend
reduce the duty on refined
, . , „ „ n.. hop* that Mr. i»3
„%„« SENATOR BACON'S PROTEST.
PEXATOU BACONS rltoTKfrT.
The morning session was enlivened by Mr 1
SeiTcallln. the r,
He ««d I. w.< cornln. I .the practlc. »
dork to begin the rollcall so prompt l> as to "' l
-^ -. jognltlon andde-
M.-c. the <•—:
,-,, r ,ed to for thS PUTI
M hint- that it^
i nH the
■ JereJ
■ .
„ „au ths roll, the C air ■■
h0 rollckll » B» to prevent Senators jg.gg
•Til.- name of the Senator from Rhode l»i«nd
nea£ the Sn.Jorl.l list." he wld. 'an.! by answer-
Z Promptly he can have, the roUc.UI OndeT w.J
with rsry little ■:■
Senator AMHeh to hU
feH ue declared that he proposed to exercise his
-con.titutlonsl prerogative of answering Jo his
name when called, without consulting the Senator
from Georgia."
Mr Bacon replied that while he conceded such a
right U* '11.1 not propose that Mr. Aldrich and the
clerk combined could deprive him or his right of
■*"l have not told all that I know about tbls pra<-
tj.-.. " he added. ••|ncludln X the Incident of last
session, and I won't -ell all unless I nm forced
Senator Stmio. In persuasive tone* appealed to
Mr. Bacon to toll tho whole story, but the Georgia,
Senator was obdurate.
Vice-President •■■.'> occupied the chair,
said that the calling of the roll bad been begun
under his direction, and he would not Intentionally
deprive any Senator of his right of discussion.
Tho Incident closed with the declaration by Mr.
Bacon that he would make still more vigorous pro
tects if the practice alleged to exist should be per
sisted in.
The paragraph relating to raw and refined sugar
en Hdopted si recommended by the Commit-
Finance, with the understanding thai Mr.
would ask for a reconsMeratlon of »h^ sec
t lon when M i » prepared to offer scad speak
..ii his amendment.
The section relating to maple sugar and maple
k i ip, placing a duty of 4 cents a pound on each,
pound and sugar cane
natural state IB per cent ad valorem, was
mioed to by a » Iva ■■ oca » ote.
The section increasing the duty on saccharins
from M to 7;. cents s pound was agreed to
The sugar schedule being completed, the tobacco
schedule was panned through rapidly, the commit
tee's recommendations being agreed to.
DURANDS SUCCESSOR CHOSEN.
Robert L. Raymond Appointed Deputy Com
missioner of Corporations.
I From The Trtbui • Bun
Washington, May tt Robert I* Raymond, <>f
Boston, has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of
Corporation* by President Taft H« succeeds K.
Dana Durand, who has been appointed Director ol
tho Census. He la a well knbwd lawyer of Massa
chusetts and a graduate oi Harvard University.
He is thirty-five years old and was an active mem
ber «'f ths Taft Leagu*> In the last campaign. His
salary will be S3 Bs».
CLERGY HELD IX SALOON.
"fighting Parson Investigating
Trip Comes to Grief.
It was all th" fault of the locks that (he Rev.
John .Jam. MncDonald, the "fighting parson" of
Brooklyn .md pastor of the Presbyterian Chlirch of
Our her, in 24th street, was detained In the sa
loon of Jacob Schneider, at So. MM Atlantic ave
nue, Brooklyn, lust Sunday. The "lighting parson"
said bo in-! night.
He made th- rounds with a crusading party of
four others to see If the Sunday closing law was
being observed. Two members of the party dropped
out after they had sained entrance to ■ saloon
within nail a block or Police Headquarters In
Brooklyn. The only persons with the pastor when
tin; Schneider cafe was reached shortly after mid
night were the Rer. <; Oswald Griffith and the
Rev. Gordon 12 Thompson, Methodist ministers.
Mr. Mac Donald and Mr. Griffith wars allowed to
go in. while the third Investigator left to look up
a policeman. The clergymen took seats along ■
table crown. -d with the nourishing, if not festive
bowl of pretzels, but lindn't hau time M order
when the policeman' 8 nightstick rattled on .the out
side door The ministers on the Inside were anx
ious to get out to join the storming party, but the
red faced bartender and the nervous group of pa
trons formed a barricade — x^atnst them.
All were animated with the fear that the police
man might rind out that the locks could be opened
from the outside. it was certain If the ministers
were let out that they would Inform the police of
the fact. So for ten minutes they were permitted
to remain lnsid< and gaze at the art decorations
and other interior scenery. The rat-tat on the
door ceased finally, and the red faced bartender
silently open?d the door at the very rear, .and the
crusaders clipped out Into the brightly, lighted
square In front of the Loag Island Railroad depot.
Their evidence will he presented to Commissioner
Binsham.
Those Important
51st and 52 d Weeks
I which you spend on your
summer holiday mean the
storing up of energy for an
other year. Climate, sur
roundings and amusement!
Lines traverse
"The Vacation Land of America"
which furnish*, the change for every man .^v^ypUo^
££ the Berkshire Hills, Saratoga Spring*. Lake George
and Lake Champlain.
Let Us Suggest a Vacation Trip
If TO will tell us
Sm.seraents. etc. . we will propose one or two^top^far your
consideration with complete information. Addrei.
Now York Central U«« Trm»el Bure.u,
Room 728. Grmno! Ctoal Station. N. Y.
Tickets and Sleeping-Car Accommodation.
NEW TORK: UP. ?4J. 415 and lilfl Broadway. Hi nflU Arenne. md
111 Weft ISSth Street.
BROOKLYN: SM and Hi Fulton St. »nd 954 Broadway.
Ra.lro^l and Pullman t.ckeU «» B^ O^«^*
office*, or Will be
-^jf3»ssN. delivered, upon
y^l^gfgHfwßVtwlaN request by ope
/M^l 2V»BlijklSs^\ < "' ai represent*
/C&*it?as&tepS*KK2&\ ti»e. who will
ff & ""txi !sl M Eu I furnish any in' o*'0 *'
It HB^Kgl SVVAg'gy roatinn desired.
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ygjla H lOl yP^rS^^ I* F - Vwbnrrh.
xM|gffl^Pß^>^ J - Ifl Broad wa r.
" — Telephone.
"Am«ka°(GiMtal R til •*■•/ SjUta" WlO Madison.
Men's Tan Shoes
High Shoes, Laced and A A/% AA
Blucher . . .. $4.00 to $8.00
Oxfords . : . . . 3.00 to 8.00
Walking Pumps and Two Eyelet Ties 6.00
Correct Footwear for Golf, Tennis, Yachting, Hunt
ing and Riding at prices uniformly reasonable.
Alexander
SIXTH AVENUE AND NINETEENTH STREET
FULL STEEL OPERATION
Xo Memorial Dan Holiday -Record
in Last Three Months.
! I!" 1
Plttstntrg. Maj - Hng to reports fr
• i Coospaay, uadera fot Bnlahed p f ee;
: in the last three months are

: • • ■lude railroad mate
To-day was payday at the various l*arnegie mills.
anil the payroll was the largest for two weeks
since October, I!>C At the Homestead works more
than J?" 1 ,'"*! was distributed among three thousand
men.
Owing to the rush of orders the various mills In
tills district will not take a. holiday on Monday to
observe Memorial Day, and. beginning Monday,
every available mill of the Carnegie Steel Com
pany, except the rail mills, will be put on dotlbla
turn. The same holds good at the ['.■ I of t!;e
Jones & Laughlln Steel Company and at the plants
of many minor steel comp;uilo«!.
Announcement was ma<le to-day that the Mc-
KeespoTt Tin Plata Company will erect ten new
mills In Portvue Borough, a short distance from
here, the estimated cost of the Improvements be
ing $300,000. Six hundred additional men will re
ceive employment.
STEEL COMM OX VP TO 64 -^
Touches New High Record After
.»' t-s Point Jump.
On heavy transartfr
• ■ii transactlona m stocks ani
amounUng to nh..ut UC •- si ires. United -
Ste.M common yesterl.i\ made the reinaikabj
...,,,.. o | ■■, points, rising to <>< 1 -. a new high rec
ord, and closing ai " ! and actlv
tt \ a.-ie,i as a stum ilus to the general market,
which ordmarily on the eve of a triple }...:
dull and drooping, bul which yesterday closed with
ret for the majority of the issues, althoagh
few Of the standard r.illwas MM I BBawe
than fractional ad\ at}
The advance hi Steel cossmon was ths latest and
largest ..r s ssrlea of ndvaacea dmlw the ■
weeks, and Ita present price compares \Mtli thai
of ii> t . touched on February 33, followhig >he seri
ous market decttas of that month. In which the
Steel shares led the downward way. and with tha
low record price of a% made la - ■ - ■: pre
ferred was only moderately a-t:
gained onlj Bvo-elghtha of I per cent, and ataadaai
fund bonds, on relatively small dealings, a.i
one half of 1 per cent.
Apart from the optimistic reports from Ptttsburg
concerning the prospect" of the steel Industry,
there was BO bullish news affecting the Securities
of the United States Steel corporation, An Item
which might be construed as bearish, but which
was Ignored by the buyers of Steel, tame from
Hover. Del., announcing that there had been as
corporated In that state the Imperial Steel Cor
poration, with a capital of J3.000.000. which under
the sate laws might be Increased to fCCttMXML
This company, It was added In the dispatch, was
believed to be the combination of independent steel
manufacturing concerns of which many rumors
have recently been heard. The incorporators wero
said to be. two Delaware men ami one New Yorker.
The man named as the New York lncorporator said
that be knew nothing about the new conn-any.
STEEL GOES UP $1 A TON.
Manufacturers Predict Further Rise—Pitts
burg Dispatches Are Optimistic.
The improvement in the steel situation was fur
ther shown yesterday l>y an advance of $1 a ton
in both structural steel an.l st^el bars. The de
mand for both products has been unusually brisk
In the last month, ureordlnjr to well Informed in
terests In the trade, and it is believed that the
tendency of prices will continue upward. Certain
companies are said to have taken enough business
of the class referred to to keep their plants in
operation for some time to come, and manufacture
A NEW TRAIN
to the
PACIFIC NORTHWEST
via
Union Pacific
will leave Chicago
bsginning May 16th |
41 The Chicago-Portland Special"
For all I'acific Northwest points. El*r?ric llfhtJi
iTiatr cars, tourist mn<t standard sleepers—
through to Portland without <^.ar.ge
t_».iv* CMcaso. trt.no P. M t>al!T-
Arrive Portland V»'» P. M . Ttinl Day.
Klectric Automatic Bli- k McaiU Trntrttim.
I>intnK Car M€>als and Service. "Best t-T &• *»&
For further Information address •
J. B. I>*FRIE.-T. «. E. A
2ST Broadway. *<•* Tort S I i
ers are predicting Jl 30 a hundred pou-' l3 fo r
bars within the next thirty days. " i>srer<i3 '!^j
vance was equivalent to Jl3 a hundred F* 2
for bars. . , Wsl
Dispatches fr,om Plttsburg yesterday stated v
intense enthusiasm continued to reign Is t *
and steel trade there, and that «*reratiori3 W -
various companies had been steadily : " A% iS
The Jones & Laughttn Steel Company '^
Republic Iron an.l Steel Company, the I:S^^«*
said, were both running," full, anil tie *"** wes
Steel Company bad started two of tts plants *
ha.l btvn Mle since the close of IVX. ■
FIGHT OVER SALE OF STEEL WOBSi
One Bidder Gets Into Personal Clash «*
Receiver at Patersoa.
p»t*rst« \ J. May .- (Spe^>A<*°?jS
fatten eagrr for tho control of the ''UZL
Works, tho lar«.-st rolllnß mill plant In JW se^j
mm In n controversy that almost a "\nr
SJHC encounters when th, plant v a.? sold I™ '">.
noon by th* recrtren for flW.«fe t «*•»
Itrown. of Phil:>.l*-!phia. acting a*, .counsel \* *.
bondholders, sai.l that the bond***" *J« g! j
priYed of an opportunity to makf a larger o a. r»
that the sale would N- contested in th*" tOU " j**t
property was sold to Lanicwa Kagan. o
City, owner of the Hoboken Iron Works.
Following this announcement, ihere wa,
between one of the bidders and >\. iosS
one of the reviver,. Before a.f d.nrr.a^ was
Mm combatant.. «-*» separated. The '.-*»*
for the property was $130,000. .* hen th* m
reached *157.0.)0 the commute* r>pr^ sen B " d gt
bondholders withdrew for a .. c ™.. ff * f T ' Vmissn feU
committee had just returned when tee *•»
was accepted. , . .
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la Nature's own remedy -Jar
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any bad after effects. It to cot
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all over the world for nearer
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