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Bm Firm Lent Money to Concern
Which Supplied Medina Sandstone.
The Investigation of the ©ffic* ef Borousrh Presi
dent Coler was continued at the City Hall yester
day by the Commissioner* of Accounts. Commis
sioner Mitchel asked Patrick F. McGowan. Presi
dent of the Board of Aldermen, if he recalled
VlMdMr at the time the budget -was being made by
the Board of Estimate and Apportionment there
•was any promise regarding special revenue bonds
by fiTiy one In the board to the Borough President
cf Brooklyn
■fpeakinß for myself." replied Mr. McGowan. "I
have never made any promise. There may have
been an understanding: in fact, there usually Is an
understanding, but no agreement. The under-
Ftanding is that special revenue bonds shall b<»
Issued to the borough presidents for necessary ex
penses in *>xeers of the regular appropriations, but a
promise there could eeareely be. because the neces
e!t\ could not be shown until it arose"
Returning to the stand. Mr. Coler repeated hi*
imm Ml sf Tuesday that there mvn so many
b:e things for a borough president to look after it
*-gf impossible for him to keep posted on many of
the smaller details about «rMdi the Commissioner
rn«l Balsas' him.
Earlier In the day Coler had said he did not
know arhether the budget appropriation for 1808
*-gf an iMmK over l!wr. even ■without the pro
visions for spe 'al iwwmiss bonds.
"Mr. Coler. did you ever during your term as
Pomugh President have any connection Wltjl the
Medina sandstone industry?" asked the Commis
In reply the Borough President said:
T wish to have entered on the records that the
ir.euer of the Medina sandstone contract Is on<=
•mth rerard to -which 1 sued "The Brooklyn Dally
Kagle" for JIV.tWQ. concernins which testimony was
fiven for frve weeks before a^justice of the Supreme
Court ard . jury in the Barougti of Brooklyn, with
the result that at the close of -•■• trial ten of the
•*urymen visited mv office and I ti-»> Informed t»i
then that eight of them were in tavor of giving
rr, the full damaces asked for. and two were in
favor of giving me damages in the amount of
SV».Ofw\ and triat" in* only persistent opponent I^had
In the iury box. and the man whose seeming ob
rtiracy hung the jury, was Julian B. Reed.
Continuing. Mr. Coler said that he had had the
cafe istWlrt "■• tlsS calendar for trial, and he pro
tested against ary attempt to determine In the
F o- proceeding the issues now before the court
for determination. limiiiniartnnf I Mitchel said he
<31d not believe that the matter ehotiW be ignored
en^irelv, -whereupon the Borough President with
afrcar his protest.
He said he resigned from the presidercy of the
Medina Quarry Company just before he «■?.« a can
didate for Governor. After he had disposed of his
Interests the firm of \V. N CMer & Co. lent the
quarry concern I ■-„.. secured by stork and bonds.
"When the Hedina company- went into bankruptcy
t^r CoW company held BfijaV worth of its bonds.
trtajri! croueht --■'>• rj cents on the dollar. Later
The reorgarizer of the defunct company took up
the indebtedness.
Coler then was excused from the stand, although
t-c Commissioner said he BBlajhi want him back
later. The investigation will b«» continued this
Indictment Expert Returns After
Hurried Trip to Washington.
Oliver E. Paean, to* Uum< expert for the De
partrrf-rT of fssstsaa, i^iiiH from Waatatagton
j-eEterday. evidently with UiamsLlliwis to g-o ahead
•wUh the Im illgstlfi of the American Sugar R*-
Sr'np Company m see whether it or ar.v of its ofll
cers and director* have ilnlalrtl the Dbuuiaa aartl
trust law. several witnesses will be heard in die
Ossa hy the federal frrand jury this morning, and
the inquiry will be pushed right along.
There was a ior.tr conference yesterday afternoon,
at which I VT. H. Cr!m. Assistant L'nited States
Attorney, who has ccarjre cf the case in the ab
sence -,f Henry A. Wise: Mr. Pagan. J. Harwood
r,r Sv an sasaatant in the DepartSßeal of Justice.
and Victor Roadstrum. a financial expert of the
<3»partTrent. were nresent. Instead af the gloom
•rtdMi followed the rcr.ferer.ee of Mr. Wise with
MM E FtoSMSS the munsel for th» American
company, and Gustav E. Kissel, who negotiated the
£*rsi lean, which caused the rioting of lhe Penn
ferlvinia company's sugar refinery, there was
r>nty of Lheerfahsen
All Mr. Crim would say a.fter the conference was
that the investigation would r>e continued to-day
and *h?t some conclusion would be arrived at on
or before October 15, when the present grand Jury's
term expires.
It v.as sasJ yesterday that after the investiga
tion the paper? would be submitted to Attorney
General Wickerfham for action. The greatest cau
••-■■' r»e exercised, however, before definite ac
tion arainst the cosr.pany is taken, if at all. To
*nd so-called snap indiitments is contrary to »he
policy of Mr. Wise and of the department at Wash
HcGowan and Metz ir. Verbal Tilt Over
: Brooklyn Ferry Froperty Purchase.
Mayor McClellan acted the part of peacemaker
at the M>c{.jon sf lhe Sinking Fund Commission yes
asiday when President McGowan of the Board of
Alderman, an' 3 OuutioWet 1 Metz indulged m a sharp
verbal tilt, into -which James J. Martin, the. City
Chamberlain, was drawn. The commission was
considering the nt-Stloa of the. purchase of the
ferry |jiaawilj at Broadway. Brooklyn.
' Ex-Mayer Wtirster, of Brooklyn, appeared to urge
not only the ■ ■ aaae of the ferry sUpa, but also
the sit*- of the First National Bank, adjoining. Mr
McGowan afk^i ( antroller Metz wlqr he had not.
been informed of a meeting of the special commit
tee apolnfd to consider the matter.
•'I ana srafttaa to hear from you," replied the
• -.'There's -r. reason wliy you should not hav»>
riotlfied me," letorted President McGowan. "You're.
constituting yourself the «• hole committee., and I'm
bmm P'inc to vote on a matter that has not been
properly brought bejore me."
{ "You'v* always b»en ->pose<l to this improvement
—the taking over of any part of this property, I
"I have been no «urh tiiinax. and I object to being
misrepresented.' replied the President.
The Controller said that the. City Chamberlain
ng< alas apfwaed to the plan, but Mr. Martin pro
tested that he was heartily in favor of It.
After the Mayor's intervention lt_was voted to
place the property on the city map with a view to
taking such portions of It as might be desired.
Former Representative from Illinois Married
by Justice of the Peace.
Two perwris •cactflbaas IttSSßSMlvaa a? Charles E.
UcGavin. a former R»?pres*ntatrve of th« Bth Cen
st«"S> District of Illinois, and Miss Mabe! E. Ta!ty. of
K<i. S«e Pm»T! street. Washington, srere married
t»v Ri«-har»! F. Hopu-ood. a Justice of the peace, in
rMjeariT!f?E"F Ban«j«»ei Parkm in Newark last nif ht-
The brid" said she ami th<* daughter of James
TaJty. rf WasMngton. Mr. McGa\in said h« was a
B»mN>r r.f th» law firm of Melville & McGavln. of
Cr«lcapo. IVhile the couple reaßßsaasai reporters not
fvpn to hJnt at an stoawaaesjt they declared that
lhrir coin? la X^wark and to i Justice of the peace
•was for the «sk» of convenience.
While pteyfag house en top of No. VA Christopher
Ftreet. yesterday afternoon. Anthony Roach, a
child of five years, slipped and fell through the sky
light, to a wooden platform, fort>-«ve feet below.
Neighbors rushed there, expecting to find him dead.
l»ut Anthony was alivf- and kicking. When the
ambulance surgeon arrired and asked him what hs
iranttd. the small boy. who was practically unhurt.
!i«pc<l, "Ice cream."
Flavius lllller. who »ai injured In an BSrtoaßObila !
accident on the College Point causeway «>n Tues- '
day evening, is believed at th» Flurhin^ Hospital
to r.awe a chance of recovery. Frank Schii-pcrs.
■r*aataal a« the charge of driving the aaaehtaa r»-ck- (
!«s*iv aamM rot oe arraigned in court yesttrday.
By Compelling District to Support
Him Erpects to Gain Freedom.
Dr. L. Duncan BuOdey. who has taken up the
cause of John P. Early, now isolated a? a leper
by the Dlstn. I of Columbia health authorities, said
yesterday that Early's latest plan to gain hte fr< " p "
dom was to dismiss his wife and mother-in-law.
who now feed and .-are tor him. and throw the
burden of supporting him entirely upon the !'■=
' Mrs Early and her mother now live in 'he same
house with Earty." Dr Bulkley said yesterday.
"though they are separated from him by a wall.
The man knows he is unjustly detained, and after
July 1 he will send the two women away and com
pel the health officials to provide for him He has
already cost them several thousand dollar?
•'The authorities are determined not to let Early
po because that would be to confess they were
mistaken in their diagnosis Washington r«T^rts
assert that Early has refused to he examined fur
ther Tha* Is nor true. He Is willing to submit
to as fun a clinical examination a? may he de
sired, bat he wisely declines to allow further sam
ples of skin to be removed for microscopic ex
amination. A clinical examination would be suf
ficient fully to demonstrate that h^ did not have
"The authorities may he sble to block Early a
habeas corpus proceedings by insisting that they
first have these skin samples Their political in
fluence seems to be very strong 1 have lateVy re
cetved assurances that a prominent political leader
has become Interested in 'he case, however, and
may use bis Influence to obtain the man's release."'
Loeb Ready to Issue Order for New Three-
Platoon System
Collator Lieb Is nearly ready to give the order
♦or his newly .■■:'• of more than three,
hundred watchmen to begin work. They will be
divided into three platoons, each with a shift of
eight hours' duty. Sometimes some of the men will
have to work longer. Then those who have done so
will be on duty for just so many hours less on their
nest shift. A committee has been working out a
system which Mr. Loeb has decided to adopt It
consists of Mark r Andrews, of the law division,
the chairman: G. J. Pmythe. chairman of the Civil
Sen-ice Board: William Lutz. who was Chief of
Police of Porto Rico, and Matthew M. oneys,
deputy surveyor^
Headquarters for this new department, of which
s> deputy surveyor will have charge, and of which
Mr. Lutz will be chi»f. are being prepared on the
first floor ol the Custom House. The duty of the
watchmen will be to guard the piers ?o that smug
gUng win be made all r-: 1 Impossible. All of the
141 night inspectors will be merged into this force.
They, they whole three hundred, to be inrreased
later to five hundred, will be graded into three
divisions. aM will get $1,095. $»» and S*4A. re
spectively. The system will go into operation on
July 15
Recently the Merchants' Association complained
to Collector Loeb of thefts from packages sent
from abroad. Mr. Loeb reported to the association
recently that by the adoption since the complaint
of w:r- cords and sea's packages w^re protected
effectively from thieve* It would be impossible, he
F3!d. under the new system for anyone to remove
the w!re cords and Eeals without detection.
Loeb and Claxkson Tell MacVeagh How Old
Employes Should Be Provided For.
WT.Ham Loeb Jr., collector of this port, ar.d
James S. Clarks the surveror. saw the Secre
tary ol the Treasury. Franklin MacVeigh. recently
to urge that a pension system be provided for the
superannuated employ* in the government service.
Aa a result, as reported In The Tribune yesterday.
President Taft will recommend to Congress in his
next message that a retirement fur-< 1 be provided.
Mr. Lo*b and Mr. riarksr.n explained the meth
ods adopted by them to care for jho-it seventy-Ove
superannuated employe! in the several branches of
the service here These were reduced to the grade
of watchman, with i correspondingly low salary.
Their duties axe at present rrserelv nominal.
Mr Clarkson told a reporter for The Tribune that
many of the superannuated employee of the gov
ernment were veterans of the Civil War. and as
■■en should b^ taken care of by means of a etvil
pension. All the greater nations, he as d had civil
pensions, and this country would, no doubt, if the
situation was properly explained, fall in line. The
only considerable countries that had no civil pen
sions were Turkey ad Colombia. Unless there
•were a pension system. Mr. Clarkson said, the prob
lem of taking • are of superannuate^ government
employes would become more dfficult of. solution
every year.
Federal Grand Jury Begins Investigation, and
Postofice Department May Act.
Some benefil societies that collect small monthly
: fees from labo ■ giving in return si<~k benefit
policies for j. : . a week and death benefit, policies for
S10". have been laid by the heel.= !>v Postomee in
epeetore. after a three montl hunt. The federal
grand jury had a numbei of witnesses before it
j yesterday as the result of the crusade of Michael
, Boyle, an Inspector for the Po?tofflce Department.
A large bundle of circulars and other printed mat
! ter sent out by several of these benefit societies
' was an exhibit which the fury examined at length.
It was said yesterday that if indictments were
■ found, a fraud order would be issued by the Post
| ofßc* Department shutting the mails to certain
j MnaH benefit societies throughout the country.
! Cosnplsints have been received at Washmgton
I for more than a year regarding the operation of
I certain eick and death benefit societies. These
' paid the policies in the beginning of their opera
i tions. but after several month?, in which a rich
j harvest of collections -aas reaped, the offices were
! closed. It was said that there were nearly fifty of
I these societies in this country, and that their col
j hectiona amounted to many thousands of dollars. •
In trying to avoid 'he temporary dirt piles In
; Amsterdam avenue, between H3t a.nd S2d rtreets.
| yesterday a taxicab veered sharply on to the car
tracks and was struck with such fore* by a streel
, car coming the opposite raj that the machine
I was turned completely around and the front part
| of It was wrecked The two men and two women
i ir. the cab ■were thrown forward, but not seriously
'' hurt. The streetcar and its : issengera escaped
' damatre As for the '•taxical.ny." be made a hur
! ried exit from the scene, without even leaving his
! name and address with the police. Patrolman Mc
! Carthy learned that his passengers were Benjamin
j TUton. a bartender, who gave his address as the
! Hotel Lincoln, and Sylvia Btahl and Anni-? Rice, of
j Xo. 137 West Hst street. The. machine is owned by
' William C. nagerty, of No. 2H West *ith street.
An automobile plurgcd into the midst at a crowd
of children in front of Public School L 0&, hX No. 247
Lafayette street, yesterday morninr. md left en©
little victim lying in the street with a broken left
leg and probable internal injurk:; r,f a s-erir.us
nature. It was Rocco Tirrotta. eight years old. of
No. 52 Spring street. He was picke I up by John P.
McNally. janitor of the school, ana ■ uried into the,
building. The owner of the machine cjiused '.
automobile to be stopped. He gave His card to
Patrolman Charles Fisher, of the Mulberry Mreet
station. It bore the name of Barney Link, with
an office at No. 12« Fourth avenue wid Hie home,
addreec as No B Clinton street. George Kauf
mann, the chauffeur, gave the same address in
Clinton street. No arrest was made. Young Tir
rotta iraa taaven in an ambulance to Bt. Vincents
Having been advised by the Corporation Counsel
that they had the power, the members of the Sink
ing Fund Commission passed a resolution yesterday
directing the Commissioner of Docks and Ferries
to Issue fre^ transportation keta to children .of
the poor East Side section who might desire to go
to the Curtis playgrounds on Staten Island. Con
troller Metz said that every time ho crossed the
ferry to Richmond he had to pay about $1 SO, and
he suggested that city employes going to Staten
Island on bustnesa should <■■ provided with free
transportation. City ' hamberlain Martin hinted
that this would be the opening wedge lo the issu
ance of many thousand passes and Mr. McGowan
commented that the Controller was getting a good
salary. [bes your pardon," leUw that olTi
«u-l "I daa'X. think -• '
Incorporates Coal Company and
Cash Dividend Believed Likdi/.
Trenton. N T. June Wl— The Delaware, t.-a^ka
wanna &- T\'estern Trial Company filed articles of
Incorporation here to-day Th<» authorized capital
stock of the company Is IS.aW.OSO The oarpora
tors are Edward E Loomis and WTlliani Fahne
stock. of Hohoken. and Percy R Pyne, of Prince
ton. N J
At the offices of th^ Delaware. Lackawanna <&
Western Railroad Company in thi? city It was said
that the company incorporated in New Jersey was
destined to act as the selling agent for the railroad
company, which, under the recent decision of the
Supreme Court in the commodities clause case,
could no longer continue to transport its own coal
to market at tidewater. If was said further that
the stock of the new concern would be offered to
the stockholders pf the railroad •compar.v, but
whether or not. as has been predicted, a caah divi
dend would be declared to enable the stockholders
to purchase ftoek in 'he new selling company was
not stated
The full plan would be mad* public to-day. It was
said, and until then no details could be gi\-en. It
was added, however, that care would be exercised
to see that no director of the railroad company be
came a member of the board of the coal company.
so that the separation of the two concerns would
be absolute
The ne.w company is chartered not only to buy
and sell coal, but. to purchase and sell any other
commodity . It is understood, as forecast recently
in The Tribune, that it will take over the railroad
company's present and future stocks of coal at the
mines, as well as the properties now used by the
latter In the sale of coal, such as coal pockets,
trestles, etc. The capitalization of Ih.SOO.rvV). it is
believed, covers the value of the present imount
of mined coal own' d by the railroad company, the
cost of the properties above referred to and a suf
ficient amount of working capital to operate the
Although the management of the railroad com
pany was reticent yesterday regarding '!-•■ rumors
that ■ large cash dividend was to be declared in
connection with the plan for disposing of the road
coal properties. It is believed . in well informed
quarters that there will be a distribution dt least
equal to the capitalization of the n»-«. concern. 80
as to place the stockholders in funds to subscribe
for ■ .'ir pro rata share of th* coal company's
Ftoek. This would require a cash dividend of a
little over 25 per cent on the railroad company's
capitalization of 126.000,000 The par value of the.
coal company's stock la B0 a share, the same as
that of the railroad company
Standard Ouster Seeks to Recover
•SI 1.000,000 in Penalties.
• kaon. Miss., June IW— Application was rnqde in
the Chancery . v;-t of Clay County by District
Attorney T L Lamb to-day for a perpei Injunc
tion reeti Lining 'he Standard Oil Company forn
operating in the State of Mississippi The suit
s?»k« to collect penalties aggregating 111.000,000 for
alleged, violation of the anti-trust law of tfca com
The, Injunction bill recites in detail the history
of the Standard Oil Company and the methods by
which It is alleged to have stifled competition in
this state.
Vnder the HTsalaaippl code, a-s amended by the
Legislature. In If**!, the Mate la entitled to Recover
I •••• a day for each apeciAc violation of t>e antl
trusi laws, and the penalties sought to be recov
ered In this im cover i rea years The reirins.
it i, unders* will tak« pUc«» at West Point
p,i the November term of the chancery Court Th»
declaration covers practically the same ground as
set forth in similar proceedings instituted la other
states in recent years.
• •■ lay by
Btatea District Atton
the value of rosin and torpi
have been extra* ed from trees on go* I
old '■> the * Fendant
• : n.
Directors Announce That President Under
wood Is Not to Retire, as lOMfal
Th° four m*n reported lasi wai - a > about to en
ter the Erie Ra.i!rcad Board were sleeted director!
yesterday. They are ex-Judge c. H Gary, chair
man of the board oi the United States Bteel Cor
poration, and George w. Perkins, of J P Morgan
£ Co .* bott representing the Iforgar Interest in
the property: ex-Judge H S. Lovett. general ooun
sel of the Harriman system. and L F. l.'"'r--». pres
ident of the Delaware <v Hi.dson Company, rep- ■
resentatlves of the Harriman Interest
One vacancy had existed f>r come time and three
directors resigned yesterday, Alexande K. Orr.
who had been a member of th*- board for many
years: William C Lane and Louis L Stanton. re- j
Bpectively, president v d second vice-president of j
the Standard Trusi Company, retiring
The board also took official notice of the rumors
which have been ■ culat* from time to time that
President Underwood ■-■■■ authorizing
the statement that reports of impending changes
in the administration of the roa< were without .
foundation j
The earnings and expenses for ih» eleven month?
of the fiscal year show Income from operatioD of
$46^243.000, an increase of 1573.000, with operating ex
penses and taxes of 533.950.000, a detareai or 13.379.- I
n<v>. leaving an operating income of $12,290,000, an
Increase of ROOO.OOO over the, corresponding: period
of 190 S. The May income from operation was
$4^00.000, an increase of M 49 - and operating ex
penses and taxes were $3,031,000. an ln< ue of
I2fis.<Vrt The operajlng income shows an : I crease
of Hfl&OM
German Interests Plan Rival Here of the
United States Corporation.
Powerful Germs.:, banking Interest* o*» nine a
number of the larger iron., steel and copper work
ing plants in the Eastern and Western state* «r«
reported to be. planning the mergej of certain In
dependent Iron and steel manufacturing concerns
and domestic iron ore producing and lake shipping
interests. The Germans believe. It is said, that a
consolidation such as they propose would possess
within a ff-w years 25 per cent of the present
capacity of the properties of tho united Bt it 4 ■
Steel Corporation, and that through their affilia
tions with the. greater commercial houses of Ger
many and their intimate relation with the powers
that control German shipping they could find
many openings for American made iron and steel
goods in foreign countries not accessible to the
Bteel Corporation.
The reported merger plan of the Oermin hanking
interests may have some connection with Lhe per
sistenl rumors that have been in drculatloa In the.
last few months that the independent steal com
panies were planning a J7Sn,n."»i,r«Yi merger company
in opposition to 'he "Steel Trust." The risr Inde
pendent ste»>l companies Of Pittsburg havf hef-n re
leaders In the movr-ment
Bank Statute Held Up, Pending Decision as
to Its Constitutionality.
Lincoln, Neb., June V— Judges Vandevantei and
Munger granted an injunction to-day reMrainint;
the new State Banking Board from putting into
effect the bank guarantee act. Th<» constitutionality
of the law will h.* diSCUSSed in opinions to be fllod
The bank deposit guarantee act. nasarrtl by the
last pe?s:on of the Legislature, was to hav< become
effective July 2. and preparations were made for
carrying out the pro\isions of the law Fi'
and two private banks appealed to th« federal
court, alleging that the art confiscated property
without due process of law.
Rhyollfe. Key.. June 19.— The doors of the Bull
frog Bank and Trust Company were clo.sed yes
terday by order oi the bank examiner, who re
ported that th«-. institution had on hand only 5 per
cent of the currency necessary to cover its de
posits,' whereas the state law requires at least IS
per cent. The capital stock of tha bank is $100,000
and its deposits aggregate J200.000.
Liquor Passes at Midnight Amid
— Legal Test Begun.
Memphis. June IQl— Bella in church and town clock
Fteeples on tolling the midnirh* hour to-night
marked the passing of saloons in Tennessee, for at
thar hour the Holladay state-wide prohibition law
went into effect
This law makes it illegal to sell alcoholic bev
erages within four miles of any schoolhouse in the
state. Only . two places are left in all Tennessee.
Both are within twelve miles of Memphis, near
the Mississippi state line. The nearest school
house Is six miles from both of these points, but
steps have aJready been taken by prohibitionists to
have the Shelby County Board of Education erect a
schoolhouse within the distance prescribed by the
Holladay law. so that there will be no Mecca in the
entire state for thirsty pilgrims Thousands of men
are thrown out of employment and barkeepers are
seeking better irrigated fields.
The passing of the saloon in Memphis and in
other cities throughout the state, according to ad
vices received to-night, is marked by scenes of
unusual hilarity. The celebration started early to
day and lasted until the moment of closing, when
th^re was a rurh to buy one last farewell drink
over the bar.
Grogshops were crowded witb lively revellers
Extra police precaations were taken in Memphis,
Mayoi Maloney instructing the Chief of Police to
detail a patrolman to every Work wlii rein was sit
uated a saloon. But it was, on the main, a Kooii
natured throns: that indulged in a farewell rev
Whiie this good fellowship rf tipplers was in
progress prohibit held meetings of rejoic
ing. Prayers were offered and hymns were sun?
In the homes of the leading teetotalers.
Many were of the opinion, and some still are. that
with the parsing of the open saloon will come" a
rejen of "blind tigers" and soc clubs, where it
Will be possible • .-. assuage alrohollr th:r?t. but
Mayor Malone declared his intention, of enforcing
the law throughout the city, and state ofßi °r.= say
they will do the same in every county.
In the preliminary skirmish of a legal battle
which it is declared Is destined for th* highest
court in the land for final adjudication 'hop*- who
favor the continuance of the manufacture and sale
of alcoholic beverages in Tenn< gainc-d the ad
vantage in the Issuance of an order by Chancellor
H. Dent Mentor to-night, which restrains tempo
rarily th» enforcement of the manufacture and
sales act oi the recent Legislature, the latter of
which went into effect at midnight to-nlgh . BO far
ap it will interfere with the operation of the Ten
nessee Brewi] . Company's plant and business in
this city.
The order of the Chani lor can tin answer to a
petition of »he majority stockholders of the brew-
Ing company. which seeks o enjoin permanently
state ar.d county ofDcials from U*s enforcement of
the law because th^y declare if is unconstitutional
and would cause an Irreparable loss in profits
Presidenf Schorr of fhe company is made a party
to the suit because of his expressed termlnaWon
to discontinue to manufacture beverages that con
tain any alcohol. The r»?tr3lr.tne order will he In
*>tt*rt until July S. when arguments as to the per
manent injunction will be heard
While the stockholders of the local company
alone appear as plaintiffs to the salt, the Issoa. II
Is understood, will be rnao> a test of t.h» rohlbi
tion law generally
The • • f Mquori
!. Six
I ret! the :
: ■ nrs
In Chattaniopi and Memphis. It Is understood,
test suits will h» brought by retail dealers as well
as by m.ir.uficturers ani wholesaler*.
General Jeff»r.«^>n McCarn. Attorney Oeneral of
Davidson County, take* the pori'lnn that liquor*
cannot b» sold In Tennessee after midnight to
night, either at wholesale or retail He sivj that
his Office will vigorously prosecute all violators.
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State Capitol Puts Liquor Interests Out of
BusineFS— Other Towns "Dry."
Charleston. \< Va., June 80*— For the first tiftie
in half a century. West Virginia's state capita! be
came wholly "'dry 1 ' at midnight to-night by the
refusal or the Charleston City Council to grant a
renewal r>f M loon licenses! The ringing of church
bells at midnight marked the cles of the forty
nine oalooi and fix wholesale liquor ises in
this city. Altogether. 142 saloons in the state closed
at the same hour
[By T^'eprapri to Th» TriNin* 1
r>»s Mo!nes. lowa. June n -Ijoeal tobacco dealers
estimate at midnight that one hundred thousand
cigarettes have been purchased hv B'-s Moines
f-mokers fo-dny. The sale of cigarette": In lowa is
legally ended, the new law going into effect at mid
night, and many bought supplies to last for months,
llanv d^aJerp cut prices to cost to unload before
th*» Ifd went ■•"
Collector Loeb Gives Out Statistics of Esport3
and Imports.
The statistics of the oommero* of th^» Port of
New York for tlio fiscal year ended hma 30 the fig
ures for the month of June bemg estimated, were
~iadV: public yesterday by Collector Loeb. Imports
;f merchandise for the year aggregated in valus
J774.1£i.fi24. exceeding; by about (MuMsXAM the total
for the preceding fiscal yar, which was S^SS.iCl,!^"*
Exports of domestic mercha were 5392.267.638,
or |56,17WW8 lesa than for th<» jrear en«le<i June 30,
The excess of imports over domestic tports -avis
Jl&.S.77.!*Sti. while in the preceding: fiscal year im
ports were $220.<v<> : > less than doznestic exports Es
portS of foreign merchandise were SU.MI.SSS, against
$12,649,4% in the year 1907-0& The value of mer
chandise withdrawn from warehouses In the year
Just ended was $93.rtT6,277. compartag with $99,303,
158 In the preceding >*ear. The duties collected
amounted to U95.200.061. or about $11.34.i.0iirt more
than In t987 '08, when (186.855^86 was collected.
Import? r.f gold and silver were $21,014,2t». com
paring with ni7.4E0.595 in IWTT-'<«. i falling off ,-,f
more than $96,000,000, a< oui ■•■! for by th« extraor
dinary importation of $94,000,000 goM In November
and December, 196T, due to the panic. Exports of
drivnr-^th- gold and silver were $108,536,843, tgainst
$99,137,001 for the year epded June 30, I9W, and ex
ports of foreign poyi and silver were $2.<555,309. com
paring with $6.237.XW for the preceding fiscal year.
Columbia Motor Oar Company Takes Over
Property — Exchange of Sei*irities.
The reorganisation plan of the Electric Vehicle
Company, which went Into the hands of receivers
in December, lfif>7, has been virtually completed.
The property Jias been tak^.n over by the Columbia
Motor Car Company, the apitai of which consists
of $2,000,000 preferred and $1,n00.00A common stock.
The Electric Vehicle Company had outstanding
(10.450.000 common stock and $8,145,000 S per cem
cumulative preferred.
The receivership followed tefaoli til the payment
of the $1.521 first mortgage I p*i cent bonds.
maturing November l. 1907. The Indebtedn y in
addition to the bonds, consisted of notes aggre
gating $599.531 and accounts payable amouiv | to
$304,790. The assets ware placed at $14.0*4.432. of
which $12,000 was cash, the rest representing the
plant, patents, stock, accounts receivable, etc
Under the reorganisation, it la announced, hold
ers of the old preferred stock have received one
share of new common stock for each twenty shares
Of their holdings turned in. .Holders Of the old
common stock, with the payment of an assessment
of $1 a sSaxe, received one share of new common
for every twenty shares of their old stock turned
in: and the bondholders of the old company re
cetved W3O in new preferred stock for each $1,000
bond turned in.
Rochester. June Ml— Charlaa C ■aefcetl of Canan
daigna, Ontario County, has beea nominated tor
tueiuber oi Assembly by the Ontario Republicans.
Will Show Decrease for Greater
New York .of Nearly $18/)00fl00.
Albany June 3V— The State Eoard of Tax Com
missioners announced to-day that the total final
special franchise tax assessments for the state this
year, exclusive of four cities, aggregate $5T5.455.537.
The assessments for Albany. Binghamton. Mount
Vernon and New Rochelle have not.yet been fixed.
Last year th^ total of these cities was $3,055,375.
The total assessments for the entira state last
year were $fiOT.o«3.oSr. The decrease this year t3 due
to a revision made in the assessments on the prop
erties of the Consolidated Gas Company, in compli
ance with the decision of the Supreme Court of the
United States in the SO-cent gas litigation. The
total assessments In greater New York last year
were $432,492,370. as against $4T4,c01,9i'i0 for this year.
S decrease of nearly HB.Coft.ooO.
Funrire 4 "1 BuDSSI 7:Ss!Moon (">tg 2i' B^bs *«c 14
A. M.— Sandy Hook 5:501 Gov. Island 5 H-!l Gate " 44
I F. M-— Sandy Hook 6:10; Gov. Island * 25 H».: Qaia S:IS
The Koni(fln I_,ui«e. reported as 27.1 mll«« east of =an-1v
Hook at 3 30 a m yesterday, is expected to docJc early
rhis mornir.fr.
The Carpathia. reported as I S 4 mi>» t*st of Sandy
H «lc ar 7 a m yesterday, is expo tei hi *.<*-* early this
I morning.
V»(.<e!. From. Une.
•Hnrstrjs Para. June 19 .... .-
•'luiana St Thomas. June >*•• Quebec
■Cherokee Turks Island. June 24 ...C!yd»
Bremen Bremen. June 19 SG Lloyd
i Itta .1i Xeastna . Gibraltar, Jans 17 .... Italian
Krtnigln Luise ... Genoa, June IT- N G L.--1
Duca di Geneva Kapla*. June l!V Italian
Carpathla . Flume. June 13 Cunaxd
Huron Jacksonville. Jum 25 C!yd»
Argentina A!;ters. June 1» --.-■ Italian
, Pennsylvania Hamburg. June It ■ Hamb-Am
El Alba N>«- otjaaaa, Jaas 26 Bs Par
•M^nrerev Havana. rnaa 2?> , " "ir ;
•P E FrledH'-h ?anta Mirta. rtms 2*» Harnb-Am
■Santiago Ownfuegos. June 2<H Ward
"•"a miens . Santoi June 12 ... Lamp &H
■>v,!fu Bamtranc J<jri» 12 - U V * Cor.t
City of Cohnntaoa . Savannah. Jaaai 23 Ssvannah
•La Savoie. Havre. June 2a...... . Fisaet
•St Paul Southampton. June 2f. American
•Odrl? Liverpool. June 29 White. Stai
• Lurania .... LH-erp-. al. June £6 Cunsri
Nuecej Tampa. Joae 2? atalaw»
Northwestern Mobile rune W> . ..
Corr.a: Key West. June J9 Ma.::nry
•Brings mail.
Mai! Vessel
Vessel For. Line closes. sails
George Washington. Bremen, SOL.. 6SOa to MOO — .
La Provence, Harre French . ' ••"> a m 1O:« a m
Mexico. Havana. TVar«i I».<V> ara 12 <"■* m
Hamburg. Naples. Haab-Aa .VOOpza
l'annonia. Nap!et Canard - 12 >'•* m
City of Ma^on. Savannah. Savannal . JWpa
B-.inn. SouUj Brazil. Lamp & -_;-•. ; -n s — 12 <*> m
Prir.g Wtltetn 111, Havti. D W i lldUra J :oopm
V!g-!!ar.c:a, N*is.«au. Ward ■_ ft> m a.OApm
MfcazaoiUov Pmrreso. wari Tt >"^%m
Apache. Ja'-kjonviHe.. Clyde 1 00 p a
Fhi'idelphla. Southampton. American*, f^air 10 <w s m
( aronla, Liverpool. C'ina>-i «3Oara lOi a rrt
X A Victoria rUmburg Himivir?-Am 6 -V> 1 m 10 <v> a m
Mari^tbo ojneac. Red D S3O m 12f*>m
Havana. Havana. War! 10 00 am 100 p m
Crown of Orenad*. Grenada. TrlnMad 10 00 a ra U f»> m
Frlrz Joachim, Jarr.*'<-a. Hamb-Ani .11 TV* a m 1 OOprn
Norman Prince Argentina, Prince . .12. <» m 3 oOpm
O»car 11. Chnyt!3T.sir.'i. Scand-Am . '- 00 m
Celtic. Liverpool. White ptir . H:OOam
''!•"-*•--, Iy.r.d->n. At!ar.t!c-Trans . — »-.aa>ani
California. Glasgow. Anchor . 10:0Oam
<"h:'ago Havj--. Fren h l*<Wara
Huron. Jacksonville. Clyde . l<Ykpn
Alamo. ..... 12 ... _
Cltjr of CMtußbua, Savannah, Savants!) •3: | "«>pra
! -•• '■• aand starnrr Close !n N>» Tor*,
Japan. Corea. China ar.l Philippine Is!
a.r.r!f *v!a Seattle^— Xag-3 Mar; To-<tay. ajOpai
Hawaii. Japan, Corea am Cr.:r.a 'v;a fir.
Francisco)— Asia ...' : July 5.630pm
Jar-a-".. Corea. China and Philippine Isl
t-r.df irta VancouTer and Victor!*. B
C — Kmpreat rr lapaß Ju'.y f> I S"> p m
Japan. Ccrea and China (apeciatljr ad
dressed on!y» <vla Tacorcai— Anti!oehus July P. 6 SO p m
Aus'raJia (except Westt. New Zealand. <
FIJI I*!ands md tttrm I Uedoota <vi 3
Vancouver and Victoria. E C» — Aoranjl. July 11. «:3Op m
H*w-all (via San Frar.cisco — Alameda. . July L2-«:3Spßi
Japaa Cores and Chir-a (via ceatt!ei —
Tosa Maru Juiy 15. 6 30 p ■
Hawaii Japan. Cores. China and PM'.lp
fine Islands <vla Saa Francisco) — Mon
sr>!! 3 Ju!r 17 * '•"> r
Hawaii ivli San Francisco)— Hilonian . .. .July 2S.*63S>»ai
e w Zealand Australia tP iilßi WssO,
Samoan Island* and New Caledonia {via.
fan Francl*co) — Gj-rr.erle . . J-i'.y 29 a:Sß>f>ai
Tahiti. Marqaeaaa Islands. New Z»a.:i- J .
and Australia fexoept W«st> fria San
Franr!sro>— Maxlposa ASBJ 1. 630pra
Port of New York. Wednesday. June SO. 1909.
Steamer Maraealbo H!tch<orn, La Goayra Jtms lo ar.d
Curacao 22. to Bou!t.->n. BH.«» & Dallett. wttn 8 pasv
fen»rers mails and rr.d^e Arrived at the Bar »• 11 a ■
S'eamer E! Mcr.te. Woodward. Galvestor. Jur.e 24. to
the Southern Pacific Co, with mdM. Left Ouarantlne at
12 5> p m.
Srecmer Kasenirs (Br). Dobba, Shields tazie "■' to Nor
ton & Son In baHast Arrive! si the Fit at l n JD a m
steamer J-i!la Luckenba.<-h. Daltoa. Mayagricz June 15
»rn->yo IS. Tabocoa 21, Nasuabo 22 and V!e«;'-» S4. to the
Pf ck" B* Co with ■ lse A:.----1-1 at tSa Ear »t 10 so a rr>
Steamer Pawn". Rich. Fhlladeiphil Jur.e CA to tho
Clyde Ss Co. •*•■- mdse Ta**.--: la O'-ilracr:r.<» a- U' +■>
Steamer Harry Luckenbach. Da!t<«. Af-iaAlV*. June- 14.
F'once 1« and San Juan 24. to th«» Insular Une, with
m ise rmsssfl In Sandy Hook at 525 p m
Steamer Jefferson. Dole. Norfolk and Ne-aport New*, to
the O!d Dominion S» Co. w!Ui , MSaaoncS and mdse.
Left O'jaranttne at 3 4 ■■< p m
Stftarr.-r Carpathla iB-> Smith, Tileeite June S. Frame
12 and Naples — . to the- Cusard Line, wttb pmsan— is
and lac O« the- Lightship at «42 r m
Steamer Konlg'.n Lulse (Ger>. Harrasowltz. G«=oa Jure
17 Naples i* and Ofbraltar 21. to the North German
Lloyd Line, with ras?en*;er» and mdse. Tea acßas east of
Fire Island at A -*h p m
nrr.fr Ll! he <BrV Knudfen. Port Maria June- 2-". to
the Unl'ed Fruit Co, wirh fruit. Arrtved at tha Bar at 4
r m
Steamer Minnesota <Noi->. Dedekam, Port Antot Jun»
2?)? to the CMnen Importtag Co. with fruit. Arrived at lha
Bar af noon
Steamer Havana. Knlsbt Havana J«ir.» 30. le the New-
York and Cuba Mail Sa Co. with. 147 passengers. vz&V.a
a_id mdse Arrived at the. Bar at 6. 50 am.
Steamer Ogeechee. FlcKott. Georgetown, S C. rone 2«.
to the Brunawtck Ss Co. -*lth lumber. Left Quarantine
a ( 2 i» i m
Ste-imer Ir.<Jlar.apol!s fEri. Cove. Nlpe Eiv June- 24. •-
»he Munjcn Ss Une. wrOi cedar. Arrived at the- Bar at
11pm. 2!>th
Steamer Ocear.lc (Br). Haddock. Soattamptoti and Cher
ho-jrg June. 23 md Queenstowrj 24. to ths Wl ta Star
Line, with 4»w cabin and 1.016 »teera«re. passengers, mails
ar.d'irdse Arrived i. tha Bar at SSSa m.
SttjimeT P.remen iGer>. Yon Dore!l. Bremen *aa)e I*
nn-1 Southampton 20. ,0, 0 Oelnchs A Co with 2C6 cabin
and 833 .-,. js» passengers and sadse Arrived at tha
Bir at I a m ■ ■- -■-'.
Steamer Alllas .i Hammond Crtatobsl June 24. to the
Par.ama IlaiU-oaa Ss Llr.e. Witt 1«> passengers, mal'.s
and md«e. Arrived at tho Bar at IH am
Sandy Hiv>k. v J. June 30. i H p a*— Wtaa ssatswisi
fn"?h breeie. clear; light Bt l
Lusltania iBrV Liverpool: BfaJcatic Br>. Southamp
t.->n 1 Bracford «Ger». Port Antonio: Fa«r«rtun ■>•--•
Port mtonlo Atlantis »Nor). Xlp»: President Grant
<Ger>* Hamburg; Advance. Cristobal: Paxtina «Br>.
Pt Thomas Jolanda di Gtorcto (Nor>. Port Antonio;
Iroauola Charleston: Ollnda (Cuban). Nu^vttas; Ham
llton Norfolk. Colorada Galveston; Fn>t»us. New Or
leans; Rto Grande. Mobile-
Liverpool. June 30 — Campania «Br>. N»-»- York via
Bremen. June, iW — Barbarossa (Oer>. N>w York tss
Plymouth anil Cherbourg; Kaiser Wilhelm der
Gr'osse i^r>. New York vta Plymouth and Cher
Rl Ml) haels. June 30 — Martha Washington (Ausf). N>w
Tork for Naples. Patras. etc
\'alparatso. June 19 — Meldersktn iNori. New York and
Newport News via Punta Arenas.
Trieste. June 2« — Laura (Aust). New York via Naples.
Antwerp. June — Glenroy <Br). Darlen: Mass York
(Dutch, tank). New York
Hamburg- June 2S — PronttlMafl i<>ri. N#w Tork
Lifbon. lune 2S — Erlka (Ger). New Tork v< as
\lsters. Jun<» 2.T — Manhattan <Ger>. New Yerk for
Plymouth. June 30 — Adriatic ißri. New York for
Cherbonrs and Southampton.
rherbours. Jnna 30 Kronprlniessln Ceclll* fGer>
(from Bremen and Southampton). N>w York. •
Havre. June 2fl — Guyane (Fr>. for icaai T-->rk
Barbados. June 20 — Verdi (Br). (from aaatos and Rio
. Janeiro). lf*w York
Southampton. June 30 — Kronprlnzessln Cecille fGer*
They wear longer, they launder smoother, than other
2 for 25 cent collars.
Tbous&ads of men »r» irearla? them to-day Are too?
Made by the makers of *^(fj*Jsft(' Collars
Blue serge suits head the long list
of holiday clothes we'll be selling the
rest of this week — nothing better for
traveling. $18 to $40.
Star' shirts for holiday wear in«
chide not only the plain and pleated
negliges; but tennis shirts, too, witfe
soft collars attached, fancy and plain
flannel shirts, and golf shirts wife
detachable sleeves.
Athletic underwear — sleereleai
shirts and knee drawers in forty
varieties, from 50 cents to 83.50 t
Bathing suits from $2.35 to $t
with plenty of the heavy sweater knit
suits among them.
Light and soft straw hats — Pan*
mas, $5, $10 and $15; Leghorns, *5;
Bangkoks, $3 and $A
Our special $5 suit case, and a suft
case umbrella at $3.
Tennis shoes, yachting shoes, golf
shoes and riding leggms.
Thermos bottles.
Motoring dusters, motor caps ami
goggles, and rainproof*.
Bathrobes — including a speciat
value at $2.8.5.
All mixture and serge suits i
youths' sizes 32 to 35. are now marked
down to one of three prices.
$15, ; $lB and $20.
Three Broadway Stores.
at at at
Warren st. 13th st. 34tha»;
TW Perf*etf«a «t Cleanltaess.
Et>clf j' tail Economy.
The "Eddy" vuna Caatorr
The "Premier" w _^
ISS aad ISt Wee* 4td St. ajaaj Tork
SmDV» ard R??re»nraent» Concerts is Pr-Ts*n«i«
Smoking Ri"fre-.hm»nts Alvmj» Comfortable.
Broadway Ev S;ls Mata-Sat.. Tlie Mldnlsht Soa»
OrudUWdJ and Mon.. 215 with B'.i^sKH
DALirs s;: g iy 5 the cuaai
L*w Fields' , Ev I U Vv« =i' iemusna Da AajtK*
HJERAJLD SQ. I Mon >Wed 1 13 ' Thg Beaoty gp»t
f \^l\'ft Ev * "-"' Mats Sat . j JA? T. FOffIB
V»r\Oll>iJ H m ± Wed ,M , „ H.UANJ ■_
15 »w rircn* aVsaa, All Fr-# ■*_ J
K«">tiurant On I'irr O cr X"»
Take Iron Steamboats To Drear-Tarl Pirect
Copied and Imitated Thr"uich<- i» tne> >V->rl«\
Buf Still Suprrm^ for !»nnimerTtnie Fna
t" ■ Al^sys Con!. 1 Xlle Operi Beach mmt *4
■ <->rr w 130 th St. o V) Ferrr
JOE WEBER'S Bway. 2i>th St. Eve «U5 M»»
lilifL ffEDCn O Wed Sar ar i July 5. 2:» '
etkle t kl THE GIRL FROi RECTOrS
HAJIMEKSTEIN'S ROOF. E nunss «' »i*.
and Dally Matinees 1 ANNETTE KEL.LEF.iIA>>
in Victoria Tr;.- I and Tan Ot-'- S < Acts._
L Ut ll CI>EMATO«.RAPH Krerr Hour-
The Turf.
Also July I. 3. S« 7. S. 10. 13
L. I P R.. Un".! further notice. leaves Eos!.->* a
Street 12 1,1. 12:40 and 1:20 P M ; __.*.
Brooklyn Rapui Transit -v.rv 10 minu'e-. vis JbJ^,
lya Bridge, or Subway ro Borough HaM. Brook.yi >S
chansln? to atorated Boeruin Placa Station v» *^
Street Ferry. 1 p. M. boat. ■ L-
(from Bremen*. New York via ™* rbP 'flL2£
tonic «Br». New York via Cherbourg and 'l xu ~^
town. hir.* 24— Atlanta i.Viel - '-!«sa*
Palermo. June 24 — Atlanta tAust> »frcm TDW 1 '
»w York ; '. . - - ' —

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