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BOARD UPHELD
DKPAUTMEXT HANDS OFF.
Hilling Making Men Present at
Death "Defendants" Sustained.
Washington. July 30.-That the rulings of the
*3smrt of inquiry Investigating the death of Lieu
tenant James N. Button. I*. S. M <'■■ at An
napolis, will not be Interfered with by the Navy
Department was clearly Indicated to-day.
In a letter addressed to Henry E. Davis, counsel
for Mrs.. Sutton. mother of the dead officer. Beek
man Wintlirop, Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
says that the department in view of the facts
must decline to accede to Mr. Davis** request to
vacate the ruling of the court by which Mrs. Sut
ton was declared ta be regarded as a "complain
ant or accuser." while all persons present at the
time of the death of Lieutenant Sutton were re
garded la the position of 'defendants." Mr. Win
throp says in his le:ter:
-" It appears to the department that you have mis
conct-ivcd the effect of the ruling of the court
relative to the status of the officers who were
px-esent or. the occasion in question. This ruling
<losf not change the nature of the court in the
slightest degree. It is still a "court of inquiry"
reeking after facts and not a judicial tribunal with
power to try or to punish. Its function is to de
termine all the facts Incident to the death of
Lieutenant Button, as far as lies within its power,
and to recommend to the department ■whether fur
ther ptwFeediags should be taken against any per
«on. It is in no sense a trial court.
It Is the invaxnable practice of -."ourts of In
quiry that if during: an investigation .?nv \ er-
Ron is placed on the defensive by the evidence
adduced, or by any of the circumstances of th«
case, to notify such person of the fact ; sd to ex
plain to him his. rights in the premises. In this
Instance t!" court was speciflcally Instructed in the
orders by which it waf convened that if it de
veloped during the progress of the Investigation
that any one was entitled to appear as a "defend
ant""- he should be called before the court and in
formed -if his right to be present, to cross ex
amine witnesses and to offer m;eh evidence as he
micht desire. In considering this action it should
not be lost sight of that if the court finds that
Lieutenant Sutton's death was not the result of his
■mil act. but was caused by another person or
!<ersons. such other person or persons, so accused,
will undoubtedly be brought to trial for the off- :;• c.
Those whom the court determines are so vitally
interested In the, outcome of the case as to he <!•■=
ignated us defendants are certainly entitled to
gal aid to assist in bringing out all the fact"
as well as Mrs. Button, on whose representations
tlie court was ordered and who has insisted that
her son's death was caused by one of his fellow
officers. There would, therefore, serin iob» no im
propriety la the court's action in regarding Mrs.
Button as a "complainant or accuser."
This la no way shifts the burden of proof, as
you apparent!*- assume, as the court Is in no re
•pert a trial court, nor do s !t place upon sirs
Sutton or her counsel the burden of determining
who was responsible for Lieutenant Button's death.
That is the duty of the court.
The department must therefore decline to accede
.to your request :o vacate the ruling of the court
of inquiry.
I trust that it Is needles* to assure you that the
department desires the fullest and most rompl'te
inv«"s!i£rati<i!- of the entire matter. It will »>e satis
fied only when all proper means have been ex
hausted to clear up every doubt as to the manner
'.n Tvhich the deceased officer met his death, and ap
preciates any assistance that has been or will be
rriio-ye-] by v.-i to thin end. It Is the duty of the
court of inquiry to determine as definitely as may
be possible Who is responsible for Lieutenant But
toa*« <3»«th. and that duty the court is sworn with
out partiality, to fulfil.
TWO IN WAGON EURT BY AUTO.
Machine, with Party of New Yorkers, Crashes
Into Farmer's Rig.
IRv T>'*iET«rh to Th» Tribune 1
Waterbury, Conn. July 30.— While roundinsr a sharp
rurve In the road near the Forestvllle line late
this afternoms an automobile containing .'. party
of Nesv Yorker* crashed Into a farm wagon, tear
ing away the wheels on one side of the -wajron and
hurling Charles F. Winirate, a farmer, who was
driving, and his -wife sad son into the ditch. The
farmer had a lee broken and his -wife suffered a
fractrre of an arm. Their ton was unhurt. The
horses ran away, but were captured a short dis
tance down the road.
Thore it the automobile said they were Walter
¥ Morris. n. Junes Phar.non. Edward Bennington
and Miss Van Kensselaer. of N«-w York, an.l Miss
Shannon, of Yonkers. They -were all badly shaken
up by the shock of ts* collision. Miss Shannon liav
icj: ■ sprained ankle and Morrison a fractured
thumb. Their ear was badly damaged.
It is said by per*OoM< whs saw the accident that
tie wagon wat on the wrong Bide of the road.
Tho bonus were .i'>:». r !-;2 along when the automobile
suddenly sastei around the curve at high speed.
WOMEN HURT IN AUTO CRUSH.
Machine Hits Runabout, and Two Are Thrown
Under Horse's Heels.
In the crush of automobiles attracted to Brighton
Beach last night by the twenty-four sour race a
machine wiles' and driven by William Middieton.
of No. 416 South sth street. Brooklyn, crashed into
a runabout driven by Miss Florence Ballavan, of
No. BJ7 Beverley Road. Flatbush, at Ocean Boule
vard and Avenue S. Miss Beiiavan. who was driv
ing, and her two younger sisters, were thrown out.
as was Mrs. MaMletoa, from the automobile.
Miss Be'lavan's horse left the Mark of his hoofs
on his driver's chest and on Mrs. WddlOttMVs back.
They were removed to the hospital, and Middieton
was arrested on a charce of reckless driving.
E. W. BYERS ARRESTED FOR SPEEDING.
. ;'r • *,t - i By Telt-sraph to Th* Tribune. '.
Pittsburg. July 30.— E. M Byers, the champion
golfer arid millionaire steel man, was placed be
hind the bar* at tlie Central police station to
night, charged with speeding his automobile. Mr.
Byers was not locked ip until be bad given the
police a king race. Nor did he remain long behind
the bars, for not having the $100 GasH needed as
forfeit, he left his 15,<») car as a pledge thai he
would appear in ihe morning for a hearing. Byers
ST«;u«-d "'with the police until Superintendent M -
Quald ordered him into a cell.
F. OPPER'S CHAUFFEUR FINED $50.
. - . . , --
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
-Stamford, Conn.. July 3". - Paul Stokes, a negro
chauffeur for Fred Opper, the cartoonist, was
fined $U) and costs here to-day for driving his
employer's car at excessive speed and running
down Samuel Greenstein. a peddler, early in June.
fra<-turinir his skull. Ml*-? Sophia Opper. Mr. Op
• I»er*« daughter, was in the car. She was a wit
ness foi the defence.
LEAP FROM AUTOMOBILE FATAL.
- I>over. N. .! . July Ml — rim i lisa Coinpolli died
this morning in All Souls' Hospital. Morristown.
from a fracture of the skull which he mcißlMjd
tti juti;;iiin frtitn a swiftly moving automobile last
nialit. CornpoJH and his brother and two other
ltall&ns wtod for ■ rid" on their way home from
*i'ork. and tin- chauffeur, who is believed to have
br*»n drunk, refused to «iop when the men reached
their di Ktinntion. I'oiujtoili jumped and was fa
tally injured.
LIQUOR MEN REFUSED INCORPORATION.
On tlie grooad that the incorporation certificate
submitted to him tor approval offends against the
membership corporation law in so far a* it pro
\iiles for ttie purcttassng, leaping and nJliiic of
re«i estate and personal ptooert). Justice Bischoff
refused yesterday to sign the certificate of incor
pcratl< n of the Protective Liquor Dealers' a >■»... ia
tlcn of the State of New York.
The i»etition said that one of the purposes of the
organization was to co-operate with The United
State* Government and with the New York State
Ct venirwjit in the ■•purßinj; of the immoral, dis-
Itoatirt and criminal persons from th*> business of
dralitur In and distilllnc spirituous liquors in this
"state**
I STREET MACHINE THAT EATS UP DIRT.
:; lie, Klwardd. Street t'leaning Commissioner, likes
Un»,;v?<ri street cleaning machine invmted by Traf
tic'vpiarolsijan Benjamin Merritt,. whl<-!i was tested
V**lerta)-. and -will try It for a week In dirty
olivets. Th» machine not oni> 6w«-eps the dirt, but
«luraps-_ it into v- broad hanging fhoe by means of
3M: Midler* chain cf buckets.
I HENRY KELLY & SONS
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
-77.79.5! VESEY ST. T " oS«ssg
RARE and IMPORTED
Fruits and Vegetables
CUB iUTOS DEU/ER ANYWHERE IK CITY
STEAMER .BASKETS
and irtxAii. oxvms a specialty.
COURT EXAMINES THAW
Continued from first page.
practices of Stanford WhtU-. rot that it Is w thin
my province or my wish to pass upon his gum or
innocence lure. Had you any more *" videnct t '"
that time than Ute statements of the various
women al>out White thav they had lost their virt
ue through him. A.— l have more evidence.
What other basis for your belief have you.
A.— Mr. Comstock. ■ . . . „.„.
Q.-But Mr. Coustook told you. did he not. that
without corroborate these statements would not
Of themselves be useful as legal proofs. A-~"Vr
sir. Mr. Comstock told me he had certain l** l «];«
proof of these alleged practices, which le.t no
doubt whatever of their employment. Mr. < "■" \
stock was an expert of experts on this SU "JS ,'
Q.-Didn't he mv he didn't press your case De
cause you had only statements of these «■ '"'■
and because he could get no corroboration of
them? Didn't he explain to you the reason why
the information you gave could not be used in a
criminal action was that there must be corropo
ration of the statements of such women, a.
What he told me was that he could :iot get mien
persons quickly enough and could not .get then
sequestered, and told me there was not enouß'i
corroboration to hold them on.. ,„♦_
W. Did you think. Mr. Thaw, that the state
ment of an abandoned woman giving the stoi .
of her original fall from virtue was to Ix trusted.
A.— By no means: no, sir! - -~
Q. -How long had you held this belief as to
Whites practices? A.— Three years at least. l
think. 1 think since the early part of .'."M.
ABOUT THE MEMORANDA TO I.MAS.
Q The next matter that I want to find out
• bout Is the reason of the preparation byj rou or
these memoranda for your leading '" unse , l ; n *£:
Delmas. Now. these papers and your M">ment
all indicate to me that you wanted it brm«ht!<mt
that in killing White you were ■doiiiK a P'"'-',
worthy thing, to be compared with the case ni
I>a\id and Goliath or St. George and the dragon.
A.—l objected particularly to the comparison to
r>avid. „ r,h .
Q.— ilut 1 an. Impressed -m th. reading of these
Papers that th.«v w. re statements of your real l-e
o!— Way did you refer to Jonathan in that con
nection? "You must have been aware that It re
ferred to a trivial act. and that there was no
such warrnnt In such a punishment You know
the siorv about Jonathan? A.—l dWn | know much
about It I hadn't looked it up in the BIWe. It
wa« only Another supeestlon to Delmas
q How did it happen that nil these comments
were In 'he same line, -is Justifying the deed of
yourself a« like tboM of these heroes of old? A
They w. r. not all like that. There was very little
of tl'wt in thorn. ' ■ .
i' —Way did you trlve tho^e paper* to Mr. i" 1
mas? A.— Because 1 thought it would assist him
in his remark* before the jury. 1 knew what he
would wish •• Try to say to the Jury, and « old not
know to what length Delraas would go. i knew be
would wish to «ho» to the Jury these facts.
y- ,'m you Jhinlv that with human nature as it
gncs there was a fair chance to Influence the Jury?
Of .-its.. I d 'it mean to condemn yon for so at
i^mriinic. You were on trial for your life, and
everything that might help you you would natu
rally 'is* That seems to be the only expiar.at'oti
of the preptr-Htion of these memnrandn? A. — Ex
actly. I made ;h -.-e sufCKeation* because 1 wanted
to take advantage of every chance there might be
to help out my c?se.
Thaw reached forward nervously with out
stretch ' hand and asked Justice Mills if he
might look at the papers in question The justice
smiled kindly, however, and said he did not think
he would need to interrogate the witness further
on this point. "We will past to another topic."
he added.
Then, speaking in a fatherly way and with the
game sympathetic look that was intended to put
Thaw at his ease. Justice Mills said In a low,
conversational tone:
'.Vow. yOQ g»OW. Mr. Thaw, that the People
are pomp to arffii.' here, as- has been indicated
throughout th« hearing Of this case, that the
conduct of your own case shows that you suffer
from what is tertn<*d 'l iagg< IBllMl ego.' V' i
know what I mpan°" the justice added, with a
kindly nod. and Thaw boweri. '
SAYS THAW IN'TERRT'PTS COUNSEL
'I have Ix^en observing you throughout the
trial, and have remarked that although y<'U have
the assistance of one of the ablest counsel prac
tising in this department, one of tfv most learned
and respected lawyers In Dutches* County, you
have been constantly interrupting him with ad
vice, suggestions and notes."
Thaw's jauntin<M« of manner was by this timr
replaced with a very serious and noMcerued look.
Justice Mills went on:
"1 have learned that you dismissed your first
attorneys. Tel! me. Mr. Thaw, why did you dis
miss your first attorneys?"
Thaw braced'himself and forced a smile as he
answered: "I had several attorneys. One of
them was oi: the stand here." .
Justice Mills continued in his calm and friend
ly way:
"Mr. Thaw, this constant 'hang'- <.f o.iitis'!
indicates t<> my mind a desire for dictation all
the time. Sow, h< r«- you are, Mr Thaw, a man
not learned in the law. Why. In the perilous
position yni were in during your first trials,
would you not trust, these different lawyer* you
had? Hay you felt In a!] these trials and pro
ceedings that you were better able to conduct
this case than w^rc y..ur lawyers?"
"No, sir." replied Thaw, with evident eag< m
ess to dispel any unfavorable impression lie
might hare made <ni tne fourt; "1 would be a
tiiizy man if 1 did."
Q. — Then, why don't you trust Mr. Morschauser?
A.— l do. absolutely.
Then why all these suggestions to him, and
interruptions? A. — I only endeavored to civ* htm
some facts and matters of information thai i
thought he might not have, but which might be
useful.
Q— Haven't you felt better able to conduct this
case than Mr. Morsels) a user T A. — No, certainly not.
HADN'T FORMED DECISION.
Justice Mills then said to Tb&w:
"These three points which 1 have asked you
about left an impression on my mind. I wanted
to get a clear Idea of your attitude on these
three things', but I don't want you to think I have
made n decision on them; I have not. My pur
pose in asking you these question* was simply
for my own guidance n,nd to get a clearer view
of your own attitude on them from my own ex
amination "
Thaw paused s moment, and then, clutching
his palmleaf fan and wiping his face with his
handkerchief, he walked back to bis Beat at the
counsel tabu between Mr Morschauser and Mr.
Jerome. He sank into his chair, and. as if mind
ful for one. that the eyes of the crowded court
room were upon him, he leaned over and said
something to his mother.
Mr. Jerome started the proceedings yesterday
morning by immediately catling upon Thaw
aprnln to give his opinion of his own mental
condition at the time of the shooting of White.
Q. — ito you now think that you were legally In
sane? A. — i don't know.
Q.-\Vhai if your opinion? A.— That I was.
y.— What do you mean by saying you may have
been legally Insane at the time of the murder of
White? A. 1 «m of the opinion of the jury that
acquitted me. «f the medical men who have <•*-
amtned me for The last three years and of Judge
Morschauser, that there is no danger of any re
currence of anything.
Q.— What do you mean by medically insane? A.—
Any actual mental disease. .'.
DENIES .DEGENERATE • PRACTICES.
Thaw denied that he had looms In the apart
ment of Susan A. Merrill, where lie was accus
tomed to receive" young pirls. Then Mr. Jerome
switched to the charge that Thaw placed a girl
in a bathtub full of scalding water. Thaw said
he might and might not have known a Ruth
Lamk-rt, the supposed victim, lie denied beat
ing a boy in London, though lit hud heard a.
suit for assault of some kind had been brought
against him. He had never, lie said, brutally
whipped a young boy in Ptttafmrg and had
never driven a horse to death,
Wore you not commonly known a*. "Mad
Harry" and "( Vary Harry"? A.— I have heard
that reference made to you about twice as often
as to me. i never was referred to as "Mad Harry*
naif as frequently an I have heard you yourself
called "Crasy Jerome." ,
«J. - How were you and Evelyn going to domi
nate PittSburg society when you became Senator
from Pennsylvania? How did you. ; , man Incapable
of putting coherent sentences together, i xr»<t to be
come Senator from Pennsylvania? A.— l had one
advantage-that was money. That Is likely- to be
a handicap in politics, but in my case my father,
made $10 for his country to $1 he made for him
self. by building railroads, etc. That w« uid have
overcome the prejudice against people with money
There was a second reason— that my father had
given more to colleges ,nd charities than he had
left to any of my brother* or sis! ts or invself
about twice «a much. That was *pc- ißli\"i R li\" an
advantage. We had lots of friends, and there
was nothing against It.
His eyes flashed when Mr. Jerome Said: - /ju
did hot believe all these cock and a bull stories
NEW-YORK DAILY TKIBI NE, SATURDAY, Jl I V Rl._ 1009
about young girls being ruined," referred la tn
the codicil to Thaw's will.
Some of them he did. He also believed his
wife's story that White had criminally ass:t ilted
her. •
Q.-Dldn't It strike you as a fishy sort of tale
that one about the room with mirrors and Wtttr
things in champagne? A.-She never said here
were bitter things.
JEROME PRODUCES TABLET.
Then Mr. Jerome sprang ■ surprise on the
prisoner by producing the tablet which had been
found In Thaw's cell in the Tombs. Thaw MM
he prepared it for » report to Mr. Peabody when
the lawyer took charge of his case. Mr. Jerome
Insisted that Thaw read .from the page b«£Ore
him. The witness complied unwillingly. These
were the first words:
Drunk at lunch with father and !»■"•''«'; :l: l ; ri l !. I l^
nt commissions-Harry can r-ay nothing, a * M lias
no money; all comes from Mrs. I haw.
Thaw squirmed and halted, but Justice Mil's
ordered him to continue unless he desired to
claim the privilege attached to a confidential
communication. Thaw stopped a moment, and
then read on:
What will Mr*. W. think of this No d.f. She
couldn't understand, before E. and McK.
If Harry was half as crazy an Mrs. T. he would
have been in Matteawan long ago. To X. : i oil
can c.,-. more flies with molasses than with
vinacor. and the old woman has money. (Also to
reporter*, savin* Mrs W. T. and you ought to
jX her along Mrs W, and Ed. crazier than
Ilnrrv: and Mice. too. also Margarel all right
enough, and Joe very slick, and H. said he tried
to hold Joe up. but Joe would hedge around so
from any Interview with Jo« one .could not te
which that Joe was mighty slick as H. knows all
about his acts but he always kept quiet about 11.
The former Countess of Yarmouth and Mrs.
William Thaw looked at each other and smiled
as the witness read th" passage: "Mrs. W. and
Ed crazier than Harry; and Alice, too." Josiah
Thaw and his wife also listened to the reading.
Thaw himself declared that the rambling notes
were understood only by Mr. Peabody and him
self.
Here are some Jottings in table form, evidently
containing his explanation at why his first trial,
for which Messrs. Delaft>!d, Hartridge, Del nas,
<;i. ;•..-.!,. McPik* and O'Reilly were engaged to
defend him, turned out to his dissatisfaction:
Lost everjrthl % and bad feeHn« - -Delaflelil and C
Jixlge'a charge, fault — Del
My secrecy In commission— Hartrlage.
Wrong exhibits— All counsel.
VV«ah cross-rnHinlnation - Del. .
Bail hv|Mithftl<-Hl— Rar.
Omissions and summing up— ! '»!■
Bad op< nlnn „..
Neutralized by Jerome's error— (O)
Bad en.] ■■■: com. • „
NeutrallMd by Jerotne » error—
Urn of money hit! n>"»»nji of wltnj»« H«r.
riKhtii among cwin*»l 1' H. »N.i McJ*. _
No reproof of Jerome's false ftatouients— l). »nd v "
The afternoon cession of the court -was given
over to the reading of testimony taken at
Thaw's two trials, on which Mr. Jerome will
base his hypothetical question to tha alienists
as to Thaw's mental condition. The hearing
will be resumed on Monday.
Evelyn NesWt Thaw was missed In the court
room yesterday. Harry Thaw did not see» to
be agitated by the report that his wife intended
to bring suit for divorce, but Mr Morschauser
said that the suit would be contested if brought.
"Mrs. Thaw has always been well treated." he
said. "At present f1i»» Is receiving from the
Thaw family $0,200 a year."
MIND AFFECTED BY THAW TRIAL.
Bookkeeper Fought Ambulance Doctor and
Policeman and Smashed Furniture.
After reading the testimony In the cas* of Harry
K. Thaw. Edward Cordin, a bookkeeper, be<»me
violently insane at hi* home. No. 4*7 Grand street,
WlULamsbarg. yesterday, nnd fought the doctor of
tii- ambulance that win summoned to tak* him to
the lT;istern 1 >:>•: I Hospital He smashed th«
furniture In his apartment, and when placed In th«
ambulance he twisted out of the stiaitjarket and
fought with a policeman.
He waj Hnally subdued i nd taken to the hos
pital I>at«-r be wan transferred to the Kings
County Hospital, where he was examined in the
psychopathic ward it was found that he was
fiifferlnK from Insanity and he was t><T.t ngain to
his home where, !t w.-is said lust ni«h', that »r
ranKenieiitH were being made to have him placed In
a private aanatoriunv
Cordin became greatly Interested In the Thaw
trial last ■■•„,: and paid special attention to the
testimony relating to Insanity Lately he read all
the accounts of the hearings at White Plain* and
in his room ■!.,?;■•••- of newspaper* were found con
tabling the testimony. He suffered from a ftilght
attack of dementia about a month afC", but was
tlinuKl/ to have recovered.
MATTEAWAN INMATE SEEKS LIBERTY.
Following tho example of Harry K. Thaw an
other prisoner In t!i»> Hattcawan avylurn Is •"••k
lnt? Ills' liberty through a h;<l.ea« corpus prboMkUng.
The petitioner is John I •«• T:< .-•■. fifty-two yrars
< !<!. Justice Mills. at White Plain.*, yesterday
signed an order directing •)>•• asylum authorities
to produce him bsfors Ju*tice Morscbaossr, si
Poughkeepsle, on the second Saturday In '.urusL
I'- Tien lias been conflri«d In the asylum for six
• its. In ■- ho killed hit* i>rot!,.>r in Albany. Ha
obtained a writ of habeas corpus last winter from
Just;. •■ Tompklns. who, after haaiing the testi
mony, decided that the petitioner was a lunatic,
and sent him back to .MatUauan.
HELP FOR ALLEGED SMUGGLERS
Russian Consul to Defend Two Men Who Had
Gold Hiked Sword for President Taft.
! fadjl Abdullah and soul Mahomet, from whom
customs Inspectors seized $3,000 worth of art poods
on the charge of attempting to smuggle them
ashore from ■ steamer arriving from h Russian
port, have obtained the help of the Russian cmmo!
to make a defence. Collector Loeb has refem the
■••-■■ to the United State* District Attorney for set
tlement. Among the articles seized wan a gold
liilted sword, which Abdullah declared was brought
over for .i personal gift to President Tuft. This
and the other articles are now in the seizure room
at the Appraiser's warehouse.
The (wo men now claim the protection of the
Russian government. They deny Intention to avoid
paying duty, alleging that they removed the ar
tide* from the ship' openly and were not Interro
gated by any customs oillnai. They will i.. or
dered to r>:iy a penalty, and the articles will be
returned to them on their agreement to take them
cut of ii.< United States.
I. R. T. BUYS LAND FOR YARD
New Property at Broadway and Van Cortl.indt
Park Will Afford Storage for Cars.
The Interborough Rapid Transit Company bought I
eighty lota from the heirs of the Dash .state res
teiday. and rounded out the ground it needs for a
site for Its new'car storage yard Just west of Van
Cortlandt Bark at the terminus of the .Broadway
subway. The ground bought yesterday lies be
tween 2Mth and I'ILM streets and the Spuyten I'uyvil
Parkway and Corlears avenue. The price paid was
about $200,000.
The Interborough Company now owns about live
city blocks at this point, anil will begin at once to
build the terminal yard, permission for which was
granted by the Board of Estimate about a month
ago. The ground facing In Broadway and 2U'd
street will be leased or .-■• id and store buildings put
up on it, while the terminal yards will he on the
interior ground, and will be hidden by the build
ings. The purpose of the yards Is to relieve the
congestion In the present yards from 137 th to Mfith
t:r«'i. and facilitate the Broadway service.
.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
t iro Sorrentino and Vlncenzo Onorato. jewellers, I
living at No. -333 Eai«t 134 th street, who were ar
rested on Thursday charged with smuggling coral
and cameos valued at $2,<XO. were held in 12,500
ball by United States Commissioner Shields yes
terday.
James Henry Mansfield, who said he was a
broker, living- at No. 137 West 43d street, was held
by MagißtiMto Finn »i: $1,501 bail for examination
in the Tombs court yesterday on a charße of lar
ceny preferred by Charles Schmeiser, of Staple
ton, Staten Island, who alleges that Mansfield In
IKS converted to his own boss ten shares of
United States Steel stock which he was si'pi<sc<l
to be holding as margin.
i- . " _ ' ' — ■* ■ — — . . i . __ ~~^] ** I
OPiINTESi^ toVOMpN
A GARDEN PAIiTY
Usual Midsummer Affair of Y. W.
C. A. on Monday Evening.
Some years ago. when the summer school at the
Young Women's Christian Association was ju!«t be
ginning, it was the custom to give the members a
"midsummer garden party" in the little garden be
tween the association building and th« Margaret
Louise Home. Now that the classes Include more
than eight hundred girls. it Is impoWible to have
them gather In the garden, M ih^ chap* is dec
orated like ft garden, and th« party Is heM th.-re.
This year's midsummer party will take place next
Monday night. August 2. at I o'clock
Some of the girls, members of the classes In
elocution, singing and gymnastics, will provide the
entertainment. There will be a play, "The ' ">
stinate Family," given by girls from the elocution
class. The singing class will begin the programme
with "The i,ost Chord" and end ft with a chorus.
The gymnastic class will give some folk dances.
Including an Irish Jig, the duo dance from "I*
Tzigane" and a fourteenth century Morris dance.
The elocution class will render scenes from Long
fellow's "Pandora." Miss Doheny, the chaplain,
manages the entertainment.
For all the Other Monday evening entertainments
professionals are engaged. Last Monday there
were dramatic recitations from "The Man of the
Hour," and a proof of the girls' Interest was that
not one of the seven hundred in the audience left
before the end. On August 9 then will be siere
opticon views of Western mountain scenery. Noth
ing please* the girls more than stereopticon views.
On Thursdays there are classes in knitting, shirt
waist making, millinery, etc. Some of the girls are
taking time by the forelock and making their
winter lints. The shirtwaist pupils are finishing
tailor made waists for themselves, and are. about
to begin lingerie ones. is goo-.l teachers are pro
vided, and there i.-. no charge except that 'he girls
bring* their own material. It la an excellent chance
for them to replenish their wardrobes, for most ••?
them work In shops offices or factories daring th*
day. ami their wages are none too large.
GLEANINGS.
AM t!:*> cats In Ireland would pun their grate
ful regard for the late Miss Alice Mary Swift*, of
Earlsport Mansions, Dublin. if they am the pro
visions Of her will. About 122.000. more than half
the amount of her estate, Is left to cuts thru Is
to say. Is devised for their benefit. Of this, $-".
000 gOei to the Dublin Home for Forsaken and
Starving fats for the support of the Home and
for the chloroform chambers, when cats may be
put painlessly to death MISS Swift* Was always
down on vivisection, and a clause In tier will pro
vide* that if ever any of the e-it» are ui»«-d for
vivisection or anatomical purposes the bequest
•hall be void; 1550 i« left to the chief of the
Irish constabulary, and any person wh i prose
cutes any one for cruelty to oats will receive $10
out of the Income.
It Is a bad thing for an adult to lose sleep, but
It Is worse for a child. Tr. cut short the time the
Immature brain needs for rest and repair Is to
stunt the growth irreparably. Therefore, myn sir
J.-imeH (.'rich ton Brown, the Kniclish physician.
parents should Bel their f(». on ttriuK ng«!i]«» home
studying. When book* are taken home the study
ing I-, us ji rule, done at night, nnd brain work
at ntcht Im almost sure to poison the child's «le«p,
robbing II of the repairing power Bleep ought to
save. "The present increase in nervous and men
tal <lli«ea*es noted by •■.:'. observers Is largely
• :ue." snysT Sir James, "to Inefficient »!»'^p. . . .
It would ;.•■ wiser to let the rhlldre;'. >ar7 less If
thereby » better brain power Is ; i - ired for the
future."
It is poetical to picture a million drying her
Boating locks in the punshlne on the rocks after
her bath In the *••« . but any woman outni«le a poem
had setter cover her hair with a mackintosh cap
If she means to go In the water and not merely
trifle r.n the beach. Salt water in bad for the hair,
making It sticky and harsh; there are even in
•■■tiini where it hue caused a woman's lock* to
fall nut completely.
The injicklntoKh caps are unbecoming, certainly,
and pome bathers cannot rnnke as their minds to
wear them. In thin ca»e the hair should 1.. thor
ought rinsed In fresh water after the spa bath
and dried, if possible, li the sun.
The four-year-ok! h«-ir to the Italian throne must
fee: at :imi.' that honors arc burdensome. In rplte
of his tender years ha Is o(.lijr.-><l to wear a military
uniform qn ii ! formal occasions, with sword and
spurs, like ■ veritable warrior.
There nr«- royal "soldiers" younger than the tiny
prince of Piedmont even The future. King of
Spnln was enrolled In the King's lleßtment on the
first anniversary Of Mm birthday, and «>n that oc
casion Ms wee body wna attired In the uniform
of .it regiment.
Much more sensible ts most Americana will seem
the method of the Prince and Prweesa of Wales
with their sons, simple, boylsli clothes, rodi as
the sons or private gentlemen wear, ars. whai the
tittle English princes wear, i><- Uu occasion public
<>r no— except. Indeed, the fourteen-year-old Prince
Edward, who wear the uniform of s oaval cadet
worn iV all ths boys al Oshorn ''oii._.
A good way to utilize cold boiled potatoes la to
cut them in dice, tons them In a pas. with Home
drawn butter, season highly with pepper and nalt,
sprinkle with prat.'d cheese and divide the mixt
ure among several ramekins. Hake the contents
until very brown on top. Just before putting the
ramekins into the oven sprinkle the top of each
with some of the grated cheese.
THE TRIRUNE PATTERN.
The !'U«t supporter is ■ asetsstt] r^t every
woman of full tig\ire. it means neatness and smart
ness and comfort, and Mils one is pretty and enslly
made. It Is especially designed for smftl Olflery.
and when made from that material Involves titti*
labor, while it .«nfs tts par pass perrsetty. Plata
material coui.i be used, however, and Rntehed to
NO. c TISSUE I'ACKi: PATTEKN OF BUST
SUPPORTER KOR 10 CENTS.
suit the Individual taste. The essential features
of tin- garment are found In lta compactness and
Us simplicity.
i be quantity of material required for the medium
!«!ze Is 1% yards of embroidery 9 inches wide, wits.
'» yard of Insertion. *» yard of edging; or 4 yard
of plain material 27, •">, yard 38.
The pattern. No. 6.354. Is cut in sows for ■ Z6, Z%.
40. 4-', 44 and 46 Inch bust measure, and will be
mailed to any address op receipt of 10 cents.
. Please give number of pattern and bust measure
distinctly. Address Pattern Department. New-
York Tribune. If in a hurry for pattern send an
extra two-cent stamp, and we will mull by letter
postage in sealed envelope.
Country Board.
iJ ;!.' K . ( T ,^ IO V>"J: %IN C AMP for boyo. 10 to tr.. n.»r
PlainQeld; »...0<! ptr week: ball, finhln*. ■wtnimlns,
ocean excursions, picnics. p«iili»i. .lamltic; floored
tents; flr»t class table. Write for refertuca j. k.
M ILUAiTS. 381 Fifth aye. reiertnc*, j. tu.
PICNIC PASTIMES.
Searching for the Luncheon Creates
a Lot of Diversion.
\ picnic is supposed to be such a delightsome
thing that the word has coifje to be used as a
synonym* for a good time or any sort. Yet every
hostess knows the deadly pall of dulness that
sometimes settles down upon a picnic. It is well.
therefore, not to trust too much to the charms »if
nature or the nDvelty of not eating at a table when
art.inglng one of these affairs.
A plan which can be carried out with many
variations is la maVc the guests hunt for the food.
One hostess put all the edibles in tin boles of
various shapes and size.-, fastening them securely
and gumming numbers on the lids. These things
wen all hidden by a couple of guests who were
sent on ahead, and when the others arrived they
found -i tablecloth with some dishes arranged upon
It. but beyond this nothing was to be e»en but
flowers and menu cards. The guests were then told
ffetvs of the MarKjetf
FRUITS.
fYiilt la cheaper this week, and still of good
quality. Melons are particularly plentiful, and the
mid-summer varieties; are all in. Montreal melons,
at $2 each, have made their appearance, and
taough small Iv si7e are in excellent condition. A
novelty at Washtngtea Market comes in the shape
of ■ hothouse canteloupe. with the name of the
producer grown In the sHe of the fruit; this is
done by means of shaded irlass placed over the
fruit while If is ■.inwl— "Watermelons are 60 to
■j cents each. Delaware grapes are 60 cents a
pound, five to «lx pound* Itoing to a basket; seed
less grapSS are T. . cents a pound, and English
muscatels ar«- *2 a pour.d. Philippine mangoes are
75 cents to $1 a doz»n; mamey apples are 10 cents
each, zapotes 75 cents a dozen, and green cocoa
nuts 50 cents, apiece. Imported nectarines are S8 a
dozen, hothouse peaches are $4 a dozen, very fine
Bombay manjroes are $3 50 a dozen, and alllßator
pears are i" cents each Green gas* plums, apri
cots, mission orarjjrs. and red hapanas are 75
cents a dozen: California red plums and blue plums
are ■ cents a basket, Georgia peaches are *> cents
a basket, oxhrart and black cherries are M cents
a pound. BartlStl pcar3 are 60 cents a dozen, and
■apodlDas are $1 a d-»z»n. Xewtonn pippins are
Ji Do. and Sp'itit^rKens $2 .1 dozen, ami California
fresh figs are art cents a dozen. Sugar pines are
to to 60 cents each, and Florida pines are 23 cents
apiece. Grapefruit are 1? to C cents each. Rasp
berries, red currants and gooseberries are la cents
a basket, black currant" are 20 cents a quart,
huckleberries are 18 cents a quart, and New Jersey
btackberrnM are also IS cents a quart.
VEGETABI^ES.
Swf«t corn is 4A cents a dozen, okra is 15 cents a
doz-n. and chevrll U 10 cents a t>unch. New Jersey
potatoes are If cents a quart. Florida reds are 15
cents, and sweet potatoes, which are now co.nln*
from Virginia, are sjss II cent* a quart. Spinach
Is 20 cents h half peck, tarragon is 10 cents a bunch,
yellow squash i cents a pound. New Jersey aspar
agus ij cents a bunch, rhubarb 5 cents a bunch,
and celery 25 cent«- for three stalks. Eschalots are
25 cents a quart, pickling and Bermuda onions 15
cents a quart, and Greening apples 60 cents a half
peck. Now Spanish onions are ,"i cents each, egg
plants are II to £0 cents each, cucumbers arc ■
cents, new cabbages also 10 cents. French arti
chokes 20 cents, and cauliflowers 20 to S cents each.
[WHERETO SPEND A VACATION!
tiWrtrtSe«slan>Wsl>rW4ra<a^>tete^^
NEW YORK.
THE :
GATSKILL MOUNTAINS j
•...■'- picturesque and romantic scenery. The
glorious air. She magnificent views «nd comfort
able accommodations are a great attraction In j
this mountain r«c!.-»n. which Is a paradise (or ,
children and a sanitarium MS everybody. \
THE ULSTER 8 DELAWARE B.H. i
,fn connection with West Shore and Pennsylvania (
Railroad forms the only all rail through car Hi* ',
! between Philadelphia. Jersey City. New Tork 1
I and all points in this famous Mountain region. ,
I The Pumm*r Schedule for Season of 1909 In- I
; mi«urat<-.1 Sunday, June 2Oth. Including the '
famou* RIP VAN WINKLE FLYER and the ;
i CATSKII.L MOUNTAIN LIMITED trains. <
. An Illustrated Summer Book, with map of the '
\ Catskills and list of hotels and boarding hou«ea. ',
•ll] be sent free on receipt of 9 cents postage ;
! N. A. SIMS.
General I'aaaenit^r Agent. ',
Kingston. NT
SCNSET PARK INN.
tlalnes Falls. N. Y. Opens June 24th. Catsklllr finest
Hotel. Rooms single or en suite, with or without bath.
Pally o<Muerts. Cul«ln« and service unsurpassed. E'eva
tm. F.i B i«klet address OWEN C. BECKER. Pro*..
Ilalnes Falls. N. T.
HOTEL GRAMATAN
Uronwltle. <-.(< lir»lrr Co.. X. Y.
OPEN AIL THE YEAR.
Host Delightful summer and Fall Retort
within 30 minute* of Sew York.
TUB NEW FIREPROOF ADDITION NOW COM
PLETED.
Accommodate* 4<vi i;.j"»i» 120 Prlvata Batha.
J. J. LANNIN CO . PROPS.
GARDEN CITY HOTEL
GARDEN «'IIV LONG ISLAND
18 mile* from New Tork. Open all the year.
Quirt, reflned and trxclimlve.
;__ J. J. I.ANNIN CO.. Props.
M OR LEY'S
Hold and i uuisti la the heart of the Adirondack*.
overlooking two of the most beautiful lakes tn the
region, trout flahinf, baaa flatting. Loaiing. bathing,
bowling, pool, tennis, music, house physician, sanitary
plumbing, pur. spring water. No pulmonary Invalids.
Actlstie catalogue.
MORLEY'B. I-ake Plaaxant. Hamilton Co.. N. T.
OTTER LAKE HOTEL— Adirondack Mountains.
■ Fishing, boating, bathing, bowling, other '„- amenta
Write for booklet to ROSCOE NORTON Prep* Otter
Lake. N. T. Cott» . ■>% rant.
• nRIAIMXIFF MANOR. NEW lOlik '
BRIARCLIFF LODGE
ma MAY' IST TO DEC. IST.
Capacity Mire* hundred guests. Thirty mllea from
Manhattan. Modern a-arajt- 1 and sperial provision for
AUlurnoblle latrnim^r. D. B. PI.rMER. Manager
New York representative at »4 East 40th St.
Edgemere Club
:*:V. . HOTEL.
y.dtcrmerr, 1.. I. Now Open.
America's Most Select Uesort. Directly on Ocean.
THE NATIONAL. I.AKF, PLACID.
"Heart of the Adirondack!."
Writ* for booklet.
JOHN 11. WILSON i P^PrtMors
"Mountain and Lake Resorts"
A beautiful summer book of 110 pages. Illustrate!, may
ha obtained Ire* at auy Lack* v» ana* Railroad Uca.eC
office.
i that If they wanted anything tn », t Q***"* '
find the i food. The hunting was *«ior '^^Sat
and prizes were awarded to the most * ia - ca *»i' 1
A lantern picnic is based on the "^!^^ €^i
and provides a pleasant after dinner A*. Btt3 4* ;
a house party is being entertained. • TiJ^*^ *X '
and fruit are hidden somewhere fa tSßbflsßsi
and a guest Is placed on guard, with but te3 *8(»^
flash a light at regular intervals, (w*** B*'*''"'8 *'* ''"'
armed with lights disperse through th»^Z*' l **>^
show flashes of light from constant!*'
positions. The pursuit of these wilKofJ^M
may become very exciting, and »v>ry o"^* 11 * 1
the dessert much more than if it had *?* "*!•
in the regulation way. A prize Is twar**" I **
discoverers of the hidden feast, and thlj/ ****
is announced by a peal on a be!i sluna * ' l » *
tree. "" •* «a,
A rainbow picnic can he made Terr
interesting. The table should be decor**? * M
garlands of flowers In rainbow tints, q*" **■'
may be used to get the desired colon, x '
of flowers or ribbon may span a central [*****
a smaller one may serve as a centre pjej* I*1 '*
guests are required to find in trfe ground T £|
corresponding to those of the rainbow as** 1
first successful maker of a floral bow**!! "*
prize. It is not too easy to match all th»T **
tints and it may r* necessary t» provi^ aca* *
flcial blossoms. Red flowers abound in ti*n* * rr ' 1 "
There are nasturtiums of a wonderful onsssi*
Yellows are easy to find and, foliage caabT **
for green. Blue is also easy ', find and vqv* 1
not difficult, while the Iris gives a perfect fa* *
If the use of ribbon is permitted guests win xts^
allow their decorations to be snipped by nTJIjj
makers. ***
California canteloupes are 13 cents »ath, toisajr
are 15 cents a pound, beets are to c*nts a b<n
leeks 5 cents a bunch, and white tarssji
bunches for a quarter. New parsley t, 5 etst»
bunch, lettuce 10 centst a head, garlic tf egg. *
pound, new oyster plant 10 cents a bunch a
10 cents a bunch, and escarole 15 cents 'tgtL.
Cranberries are ¥> cents a quart, lima bean* qm
30 c--ntK a quart, green peas 2 quarts for 5 oak
and shelled peas 35 cents a quart. Three bassn
of carrots are 25 cents. ■ radial -« 5 cents a tmtL
and Maryland melons 15 cents each. Pepp«n at
6 cents each, stringed beans and wax beans m m
quarts for a quarter.
FISH.
There are a few sheepshead in the market «
25 cents a pound: Kennebec salmon are still #c aßa
a pound, and California salmon 25 cents % aoau
Fresh mackerel are 40 cents each. Spanish 0414.
era! 25 cents a pound, and Bcnlta macatm 2
cents a pound. Flounders, cod and haddock ■%
10 rents a pound, butterfish and porgle* eg «
cents a pound, blueflsh and sea bass IS cm 1
pound, wenkflsh 10 cents, and hallbot IS cretst
pound. Lobsters are 30 cents a pound. Soft as!
crabs are selling at Jl a d"z»n for large «■§
cents a dozen for medium ones. Whitcltsh &*J
cents, yellow perch M e*nt.«. yellow pfie 3
and carp 8 to 10 cents a pound.
_ MEATS.
steal is still a little easier in the wholes*:*
but it has not come down to any extent la then
tall trade Veal cutlets are 25 cents a pound, ral
chops 20 cents a pound, 1-gs of veal 17 c»sj i
pound, hind saddles 13 cents, and shou!d?rs B ess)
a pound. The best porterhouse sleas is 3<m
pound. Brains are 10 cents a pair. calves' it»m
25 to 50 cents each, and sweetbreads 25 tok 1 cesa
a pair. Hind saddles of lan are 22 cer.tsaposEi
legs 21 c^nts. racks _' cents and fur«juart?s 5
centiTa pound.
EGGS AND I .TRT.
Egg* are 23 cents a dozen, and fresh saark
30 cents a pound: swee: batter continues r. '.
cents a pound.
Fowl is 2>> cents a pound. Long IsUicd d-ck^s
are 22 cents a pound. Philadelphia br.'.lers jii
roasting 1 chickens are .5 i*nts a pound, and csjsr
are 30 cents a pound. Stall f»d pigeons r»S
cents each, and squabs are I! a dozen.
>EIV YORK.
/MANHANSET
•HOTEL AM) ««»TT.\C.E*
SHEI.TEK ISLAND. LuMi IriLASD.
NOW OPEN. fnrier tti* «ame -russgraet «
ll»l*l < hamtxTlln. OM Point. Fir &m& m
r»t^«. ftc . ad>Jre^» Manhans't Uanor. Su&t
N. T '1-hone 31 Ph^lt^r I»!»nd
GEO F. ADAMS. Preprtewt
Mr .\/*ani« wi'.t mamMln at fh** Man!i«3«et ft
»amp h:«h stanrtarfi of ouls'.nc ar.l »»rvio« tWS|
mm!^ th^. Chamh>r!Jn famf>-i« rh--":g*)»"it ;>» »ffli. .
TERRA-MARINE INN,"
ON THE BKACH
HI'OfENOT PARK. »T\IKN ISLAND. 5. I ■
Hour (rasa natt«ry t.y ferry an'! ir3in. Kotrt t~*
inset every train. Baths, ruantnjt water, ;!■!»••
• urp*»«,<l. Low rate*. Fin« motoring, flsiis*. *•>
ins. sating. Loas pl«r.
«TIED r. XESPHAM. »■■■"_
THE (.RAM) I MOV
RARATOOA SPRIKIW. N. T.
Address WOOUXT i OilpnAXS. Prot*.
NEW JEK^EY.
HOTEL DENNIS
lIV JL H 1 s 1 H if B illlllJ
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. ___ — m
Slto««t»><1 d!r»rt!y on th» ocean front. TO. I ■ *■■ J j
Ita own spacious lawn, which Jo:ns th» b«cl "• j
boardwalk. Most lib#r>lly appointed vi SSSBSSJUWI
dttct«4 hotel on th* New JOTS*] Coast ___
WALTER J. BCZB^.
GALEN HALL
HOTEL AND SANATORIUM
AIXAXTIC CITY. NEW JEKSET *
With Its ei»nant comfort and superior taw»«»"
vice. Is an Ideal place for a long or short stir-
T. i. TOUNO. ■• ■"•" s: s »*Bii** Bii *
New Tork OaV*. 1 ' 22 Bro»<l»»y-
SEASIDE HOUSE
ATLANTIC CITY. N. *•_-.-.
DIRWTLT ON THE OCEAN" TRO**-
S«a-water Jmth. <",""■. aU ,"j" H )2ii SS*»
'" "^T
fl2arawroig)=£lenDcii^
CAPACITY 1100
PartlcuUrlv attractive durin* At \J,m I
lurnmir Season. WhlU L" ■> nx 0 ™ ■" j
Both American and European *"!•"'?■._„.-»
JOBIAU WHITE * SON 1 COM"-"- ~J
— \_^ m^^l l
the MONTCLAIR I
ON THE MOCNTAIN- TOP
MONTCLAIR. N. J.
Information at « T. J
r--\ America's Hot«l n,.^.. u "" *"' , " "*
STRATFORD. SjgSf^
Ot:K.*N HO ITU
Asbury Park. .>■ Hr « BL
PEN>«TI-VA.MA.
WfITEK GflPHpJ 155
A MOUNTAIN PA«AD«» ,
DELAWAKE WATBK ■**£'£* ****
Open to December. ' "'"'.",„ «« M » ot * Jt?
n»o»t luxurious, newest and best '""^jit* **%> \
M altitude, toole.t location; no ru|. or t><t^fo^ I
qultoes; no noise or dust of rai .ro« *» **£& J
tiled private baths: runnins; watar 1 ™ bW> gMB»«
heat: lok fires; al e* ators. «'^« hh r jj t ,% -idira-,^
talajfraph. etc. Cuisine o',"'*^^, r#sU ter ,*t + .
chefs; whit» senrlca: own far n» * ' d|# ****&
Orchtstra: social diversions, j3j 30 "'^,. *»«*!„ #»
nls. bowllnic. billiard.. * > * lhln ,f- ?T™p»c!a» 's*}, ,
shootinir. ate New rera«»; "* e ",p, i*"^ fC&Z
season rates. Booklat and auto m«£ joa 5 !<■ j*
meet trains. Ownership "*!«*" -^J>^>,
copr. _ rijV *
""THE KITTAT»N nY
The Lea.llos H«>« fl JL r*
nMAHAKF « UKh «J A j^iclrt ft*r
Ootn all year. Writ* for »'"«£•£»•. tt c <• &■
hotel. Klttatlnny Park •£%£&«£*&&£ J
Ira. Steam heat; open log flr«*. »-' y«>H' v •
glal Autumn Kai«a. ___---
MA^ACHfggrT3. _
STOCKBRIDQE.
Rpd I „n In. «n.l
Tw« «f the r-e.it app.MntP.l hotel* „ q»*
At.i.EN T. TREADWAY. Prop. >••" J |
Flanders. West 4Tth St.

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