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NOW ONE CENT la CKr of » Tork. j; c Jersey ™r ■«<• 'I j • Hebnke*. ! YouV ou LXIX....N*- 22.991. HIPDEX CHAPTERS IN CITY FINANCE WHAT THE 1 90S CASH ACCOUNTS SHOW. Surplus Secured by Huge Overissue of Revenue Bonds, ;r; r .000,000 6 Per Cents. . In • prerlno* article the Tribune Minted: That IB 1908 $"I>,M3.M» of revenue bonds iren> it<oed In eirew of the limit permitted j,r th» ritr charter. to tbe Bidets here published the Tribune Vf!i •how from an analrMo of tbe ( ham berlstn'n ca»h accounts for IPOS: Tha* fbere wan In 1W« an overissue of «<« .*.%". ft revenue bond!''. That iip«n #2S.OOe.<M»O of thin «vrrl»«»i» th» <-itr I* Mill paying Intercut at 0 per ■Bat •• the bonds are not redeemable until IsfMßSVct', }«». and November, 1910. ; vii. So particular effort appears to have Yttr) made by the city administration to limit the amount of money obtained fr.im the sale of revenue bonds during l? 0? to the acqual requirements of the bu<sppt. As a consequence the records fhow that there were outstanding at the fr<\ of the twelve months $30,853,519 of these bonds that had been issued during the year in excess of the limit permitted und«-r the provisions of the city charter. tailed figures compiled from the casli accounts of the Chamberlain and from tht charter report of the Controller c>monstrat- that, of $43,241,600 secured from the Eale of revenue bonds issued in anticipation of the collection of the year's taxes, only ?1 5.1 99,324 was actual ly required to supply the deficiency be tween the amount of the ear's taxes collefted and '"■ amount paid out upon lodert appropriations for ' the twelve stool This left ■ surplus of $26,- M 2.27. to the credit of the year's budget pion*. and all of this money was ob tained from the issue and sale of reve mp bonds Issued against the taxes for VjCiH in excess of the amount required to finance the budget of that year. Arrears of taxes collected, the cash balance that came over from the pre vious twejve months and $3,000,000 re ceived from the sale of the current war's revenue bonds to supply deficien cies in the collection of arrears of taxes of lOfnl made the receipts In 190S avail able for the payment of budget appro priations of former years $22,745,217. The amount actually expended for the payment of these appropriations was only $11,701,733, so that there v.-as a sur plus of $11,043,483 of receipts over ex penditures so far as this part of budget accounts was concerned. There was paid out $20,881,034 more for the redemption of revenue bonds issued against taxes of levies prior to "1908 during that year than there was received from the sale of the same kind of bonds. The deficit upon these revenue bond transactions was reduced to $9,837,553 by the sur plus which came from the excess of re ceipts from arrears of taxes and« from otli^r sources over the amount paid out in 300^ upon budget appropriations' of prior years. The remaining deficit of $9,837,553 was taken from the surplus receipts -derived from the sale of the current year's revenue bonds in excess of rfj ulrements. . Even after meeting this rid there remained to the credit of badget accounts at the end of the year 4.722 of the money derived from the pale of revenue bonds against the > f sr"s. taxes in excess of the nmount re quired to pay budget appropriations. REASON FOR SURPLUS. The reason for the accumulation of this Dormous surplus to the credit of budget accounts in excess of the amount required to finance the cost of city gov frnment is made plain by an examina tion of the Chamberlain's cash state tents Of the .$25,042,275 obtained from tlie 9 Illegal Ea!*» of the year's revenue bonds, $9,837,553 was used to redeem avenue bonds issued In previous years etrainst arrears of tax levies prior to 1908 in excess of the tax collections and other ■ Dues available for their re 3'mption. This "left Etill to the .credit of- budget accounts $15,204,722 of the »urpJui receipts. But It has been shown • ''■a previous article dealing with trans itions in revenue bonds in 1007 that MS.OOI.fXM was taken from the surplus receipts of permanent improvement ac counts during that year and used to re '',*~*m old revenue bonds. This amount had not be*>n returned previously to the account! from which It was taken In 10<»7 because the amount had never been on hand. After refunding the amount thus borrowed budget accounts emerged Bt the end of toe year with a balance ef cash to their credit of .$9,203,118. The major part of the money required '■ finauc-e permanent improvement ac counts during the year was obtained from the sale r>f $50,000,000 Of corporate Mock and assessment bonds during the 'nth of February. The excess of re <-*ipts over expenditures at the end of th<» twelve months was $8.732, 73f5. But to this eurplus should be added the $<;.- WljßOt taken from these counts in 1007 and used to redt-em old revenue )>ond«. With this addition permanent improvement accounts would finish the .-or with a cash balance to their credit of $14,734,340. I METHOD OF SEGREGATION. Following the same method employed in the segregation of the Chamberlain's (unh accounts for described in de tail in a previous article— the weekly cash etatementa for 190S have also been carefully! tabulated to produce an exact <ounterpart of the bookkeeping records In the charter report compiled from the cash accounts. The figures already quoted from the ( •latter report for the year indicate that, while there was . $7,522,777 at a cash I a lance on. hand In the city treasury at the beginning of 190$. warrants drawn in the previous year were outstanding against that balance to the extent of «MsH,f>42. The distribution of this casii on hand among the various groups of ac- toatiaiw* en eight;* »a*». **mmJStb2£wmmm. NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, <>( TOBER 27, 1909. - FOURTEEN PAGES. WIDOW A SUICIDE. Cuts Throat tiith New York Physician's Razor. Jacksonville, Fia .. Oct. 25.— Mabel Beauchain. of Boston, was found with her throat rut in her room in the. Ara- Kon Hotel this morning by her private physician, Dr. E. E. Banker, of New York, who accompanied her h«»re and oc cupied a room cross the hall. She died a short time later. Mrs. Beauchain committed suicide by using a razor belonging to Dr. Banker, Which she had obtained while he was absent from his room. She was the widow of a .wealthy patent medicine maufacturer. It was reported that Dr. Banker and Mrs. Beauchain were soon to have been married. The suicide was attributed to despondency and the fear of an operation. R.istnn. o-t. •_>«. -M rs Mabel Bcau ohaln was the widow of John 1, Beau rnaln. of this city. Mr. Beauchain. wh«. died last spring, was secretary and su perintendent of ■ company manufactur Injj a non-alcoiioli<- beverage. Mm, Beanchain had been absent from Boston for some time. FLOODS IX MEXICO. Damage ,i,nnnjton Pesos — ■ Tzlo Deaf 1 . Ifexico City, Oct. 26.— An f\«=tiniat"<l iron loss of Qv« million pesos, two persons killed, many others missinß from the hundreds of homes washed away, and thousands of head of cattle drowned are the known results of a cloudburst which broke over Tabasco yes terday following twenty-one days of inces sant rain. Rivers are out of their hank?, towns are inundated, thousands are home less and little relief is in sight. Five hundred families arc homeless in the city of Atasta alone. Other cities ;.nd towns Inundated are Huinagulllo. Teno- M<nie. Jalapa. Tlacotalpam. Tlapa. Santa Rosa ami « number of smaller villages alone the Mescalapa River, while on the southern border of the state, Jonuta. Bala can. Carmen, Palizada and Santa Rita in the vaHey of the Usumadnta River are badly damaged as the result of the flood. A "total Of thirty-two and a half inches of water has fallen in the state in three weeks. This is the record for rainfall in thirty-two years. The lower part of San Juan Bautista is under water. Temporary lodging houses have been fitted up. and more than a thousand persons are fed and lodged at the city's expense. GREAT CANADA DOCKS Dominion Asked to Pay $250, 000 Annually for oO Years. Ottawa, Oct. -fi— The Canadian gov ernment was asked to-day to make grants for a drydock and ship repair plant, costing $Zfl»fiGO. at St. John. N. 8., and a dock and shipbuilding plant at Levls. Quebec, costing $a,77.">,000. The St. John dock is to have a length of eight hundred feet and a width of one thousand feet at the entrance. The Levis dock will be the largest in the world, a thousand feet long and eight hundred feet wide at the entrance. The government was asked to give an an nual bonus of SjriO.OdO for fifty years. The companies backing the application are Harlan & Wolff, of Belfast, and Mac- Arthur & Perks, who built the Manches ter Ship Canal, the Canadian Pacific. Allan. Dominion. Manchester and White Star Steamship lines. It is probable the government will give the aid asked, and that the docks will be built within three years. BIG STORM COMING. Starting in Pacific, It Should Reach Here Monday. Washington. Oct. 26.— storm that will cover a widea area and sweep from the Pacific oast to. the Atlantic the lat ter part of the week, leaving a cool wav i In its wake, is promised in a special forecast issued by the Weather Bureau to-night. The disturbance, to be accompanied by general precipitation, will reach the Pa cific Cp*«t about Thursday, extend over the Plateau and Rocky Mountains on Friday, the central valleys and the Great I,ake» on Saturday and Sunday, and reach the Atlantic seaboard about next Monday. Following this disturbance, a cool wave for the season will overspread the Pa cific states by the close of the week, ex tend over the Plateau and Rocky Moun tain districts on Sunday, the central val- K->s and lake regions about Monday, and reach the Atlantic states on Tuesday ->r Wednesday. LONG TIME HONEST. Until He Was 36 Years Old, Says "Jimmic" Hagan. The independent Democrats of the loth Assembly District are still holding their breath waiting for James J. Hagan to fin ish an interrupted sentence in » campaign speech delivered on Monday night. Spe cial efforts had been made to get Inde pendent Democrats to the meeting and •Ulinmle," who feels that the mantle of Demosthenes has fitted him like a sweater since he made a speech for Bryan In Wash ington a year ago, was trying to impress the mugwumps. "And fellow citizens. said he, "I want to go on; record here and now as saying that 1 nave no use for a man that changes his politics or Ills religion." Then followed the interrupted peroration that has kept the 15th District voters "up In the air" ever since. Sketching hi* own life- the intrepid leader of the 15th exclaimed: "And. still— ion, you know my record. Up to the time 1 wat thirty-five years of age I led an honest life"—— At that instant a ma.) fell off the edge of the platform and the remainder «,f "Jimmle's" Ufa was left to the imagina tion of his auditors. MR. ROOSEVELT AT LONDIANI. l/ondiani, British East Africa, Oct. 28.— Colonel Roosevelt. Ktrmlt, Kdmond Holler. I. a. Tarlton and It. J. Ounlnijhatne earn* here to-day from Nairobi, expecting to meet Cirl E. Akrrly, who Is gathering specimens. However. Akerly did not arrive, Mild this afternoon the party with the ex reptlon of Cuuinghamt went to BM**tt ravine. ... ' • - THEMORDEROF ITO (ORE AN PLOT TO KILL THE PRINCE. Three Others Wounded - Assasssins Admit ( 'ons piracy. Harbin, Oct. 26. — Prince Hirobumi Ho was shot and killed by a Corean at the Tsaitsagan Railway station here to-day. The Japanese diplomat, acknowledging the noisy greeting which he received as he ■eteprHMi from his car. smiled, bnwed and turned to make his way toward M. KakovsofT. the Russian Minister of Finance, who was awaiting him on the station platform a few paces distant. Suddenly a half dozen revolver shots, fired in quick succession, were heard, followed by the cries of those standing near the prince, who had either been wounded or frightened. Prince Ito stag gered and fell unconscious. He h#d been struck by three bullets, two of which en tered the abdomen. Prince Ito did not recover consciousness, and died twenty minutes later. The fusillade threw the crowd into a panic, and it was some time before it could be learned who had been wounded in addition to the prince. Prince Ito's private secretary, the Japanese Consul General, M. Kawakan, and It. Tanaka, general manager of the South Manchu rian Railway, who had moved closer to the prince as the firing began, were Struck by bullets. Tt is thought that these throe men are not mortally wounded. The assassin was not hard to find. He stood defiantly in the crowd, revolver in hand. He is a Corean. and, with two companions of the same nationality, boasted of a conspiracy, the object of which was to take the life of the former resident senoral of Cores in satisfaction for his alleged tyranny over that nation. As the police pounced on the three < Weans, tho one who did the shooting exclaimed dramatically: "I came to Harbin for the sole purpose Of assassinating Prince Ito, to avenge rr.y country." .None of the three men attempted to escape, and calmly confessed that they had conspired against tht life of Prince Ito. The assassin, while saying that he had been inspired by a patriotic motive and believed that Japanese wrongs to Coreans Justified his act admitted under examination ■ that he had 1 a personal jjrudge against the Japanese statesman, who, while Resident Genera!, had caused the execution of several of the murder er's friends. It had been supposed that police pro tection for the prince was adequate, but the police soid later that they were un able to distinguish the Coreans among the many Japanese who had been ad mitted to the railway station to welcome the prince. The Russian police added that Consul General Kawakan had re quested them to permit entrance to the station of all Japanese who sought ad mission. A great crowd gathered, among them being the three Corean?, whose nationality passed undetected. Soon after death the body of Prince Ito was made ready for removal home and placed on a railroad train. The coffin was covered with flowers, and in other ways the sorrow of the official and public life was shown. The Russian Ambassador to Peking Is accompanying the body to Kv. inrhingtsu. All along the railroad line honors are being shown to the dead statesman. Kokovsoff has telegraphed his condolences to the Jap anese government. The assassination appears to have been the outcome of a carefully organised plot. The local authorities were watch ing for suspicious characters, and ar rested three Coreans who wore at the station and found to be armed with re volvers. M. Kokovsoft and the Rusbian military authorities accompanying Prince Ito were exposed to the same clanger from flying bullets a.s was the prince. Indeed, M. Kokovsoff was near er the Japanese envoy at the tini. cf the shooting than were those who wen? wounded. Had the assassin delayed shooting for a moment the foreign con sols would have been in much danger, as Ito was approaching them and they would have been directly in the line of the tire. Prlnc? Ito had come to Harbin to meet If. Kokovsoff for what was believed to be an important conference, suggested by Prince Ito in his capacity as preetdeal of the Privy Council of Japan. The sub jects to be discussed were not definitely known to the public, but they wpre sup posed to concern affairs of administra tion in Manchuria. M. Kokovsoff had be fore declined an invitation to visit Japan for such a conference, and Harbin was fixed as a meeting place. In accepting the invitation the Russian Minister said that political questions must be barred, as he was: competent only to discuss financial and technical subjects, these concerning the status «»f the Manclmriau Railroad, i ALL JAPAN MOURNS. Grief of the Emperor — Diplo mats Condolences. Tokio, Oct. 20. — The assassination of Hirobumi 1 1- •. a pri.ice of Japan, but the greatest commoner in the empire, and for two years the uncrowned ruler of Corea, who above all stood between Core and the; degradation of Immediate annexation, hoping to build up that coun try anew, has caused great grief among air classes here. Prior to his departure Prime Ho said: "I am going on my own initiative, with the approval of my Kmi'tior, with the hope of obtaining a better understanding with China and of assuring the world that Japan's intentions In Manchuria are amicable to China and friendly to the commerce of all nation*. When 1 return I hope to give positive evidence of this." Undoubtedly Prince -I to Intended to be gin and enforce a distinct policy in Man churia, but the exact nature of this was not disclosed. Marquis Katsura, the Premier and Minister of Finunee, after toailnurd oa *iatb page THE BATTLESHIP DF.LAWARF. ON HER TRIAL TRIP < Photograph by Taul Thompson. New Tork.) SUGAR MEN WIN DEMURRERS UPHELD BY JUDGE HOLT. Kissel and Harncd Had Plead- Ed the Statute of Limitations -May Affect Others. Judge Holt, silt ins: in th<» United Slates Circuit Court, rendered a decision yesterday that' in effect, it was said. would wipe out the indictment found on July 1 against the American Sugar Re fining Company, its officers and four di rectors. The court sustained the de murrers fllej by (justav E. Kissel and Thomas B. Harncd, who pleaded tin statute of limitations. The statute pro dudes prosecution after three years have elapsed from the time of the commission of the alleged crime. As the indictment whs of the blanket variety, including all the accused men in Its findings and inuking the charges ap plicable to all, the finding of the court applies to the case as a whole, it was s;\id by a lawyer familiar with federal practice. . . In addition to the men freed yesterday there were included in the same indict ment the American Sugar Refining Coni pany, Washington B. Thomas, president and' director; Arthur Donm-r, treasurer and director, and the following director^: John E. Parsons, George H. Frailer, John Mayer and Charles H. Senff. They pleaded not guilty. The decision, which comprises about twenty-five hundred words, declares that the overt act Upoi. which the conspiracy in restraint of trade under the Sherman act was based vas committed before January 5, IW4, and that the conspiracy was then concluded. The overt acts al leged to have occurred in UM)7, the court says, had no tendency to accomplish the object of the alleged conspiracy. Coun sel for the government had put forward that argument to sustain their demurrer t'p the Kissel and Hamad pleas. STATUTE A. BAR. The indictment charged that the fore going conspired to prevent the Penn sylvania Hujrar Refining Company from doing business through the making of a loantoAdolph Segal for $1,250,000, which was secured by collateral giving the con trol of the company to the defendants. The latter elected a new board of direct ors and it voted to close the refinery of th ■ Pennsylvania company, which was done. This occurred prior to I.KM, as was shown at the time of the suit of the Pennsylvania company against the American Company for $30v000.000, which was later settled for $750,000 In cash, the cancellation of the not.' for the loan and the return of the collateral. Judge Holt says: The offence alleged in this Indictment whs r-omnlete, and this Indictment might have l.een brought on January .'., ISO 4. The indictment was not filed until July 1, IMS, n;ore than five years after the time when the alleged conspiracy was entered Into and its object entirely accomplished. <>t> vtously, therefore. 1 1 ss * • statute of limita tions is a bar to this prosecution, unless the crime charged in the Indictment is a continuing offence, or acts have occurred ■which have renewed the offence and start ed again the running <>f the statute. Judge Holt raid that tinder the Sher man act no overt act was necessary to the commission of an offence, it provided that every person engaging in a con spiracy In restraint of trade or com merce, or to monopolize trade, was guilty of the offence. The whole question In the case, he declared, was when the statute of limitations began to run in an indict ment for conspiracy under the Sherman act. .Judge Holt mentioned authorities, Fald that it was impossible to harmonise them and continued: I think that the offence was complete in this case when the contract between Kis sel and Segal was made. It was unques tionably complete before January 5, 19"4, belore which date the contract was carried out. In «ii respects, and the object of the alleged conspiracy accomplished. If, how ever, the doctrine of that class of cases which hold that each new overt act consti tutes a new offense were to be followed In this case, the overt act* alleged to have occurred within three years, neces sary to constitute a new offense, must be acts which hay* a tendency to carry out lie object of the conspiracy, or in some way tend to make It effectual. DEMURRANTS ABSOLVED. Judge Holt said that so far as Harned was concerned he had nothing to do with any overt act' after "December 30, 1903. and as to Mr. Kissel, the overt acts al leged to have occurred within three years before the Indictment was filed were not acts which tended to carry out the object of the conspiracy or to make i- effectual. Judge Holt says: The overt acts so alleged are certain resolutions adopted by the directors of tn« American Sugar Refinin* Company a^r Jus to Indemnify the [.resident and counsel for any liability In the Segal mat cer tain letters written by one of th*> defend ants to the secretary of the American <!uirar Refining Company, and a bill for Us bursempnts rendeied by the defendant Kis sel to the American Sugar Refining Com pany all in the year 1007. in my opinion these alleged overt n.-ts ad no tendency to accomplish the ihiect of the conspiracy: Th* object was com pletely accomplished before January 5, 1!*)4. One of tin- letters dated January l.*>. ]<X>7. iilleged In the Indictment as an overt act. hhows that the question whether criminal proceeding" should he brought lind lut'n under consideration by the Department of Justice b*for« that time, but it tooK co a c- Uon until this indictment was filed. An- opinion of Justice Miller, of the i unltoucij on wuad s*f«. SEA CLAIMS SCORE STEAMER LOST IN BA V OF FUNDY. Only Sue of Those on Donald- son Liner Hestia Known To Be Safe. Eastport, Me.. Oct. 26. — The North At lantic's annual toll of human lives and vessels received the first tithe of the winter season from its tributary, th* Ray of Fundy. to-day, in the loss of at least a score of souls and the destruction on a shoal inside of Old Proprietor's I-edge, off Seal Cove. Grand Mahan. of the Donaldson Line steamer Hestia, bound from Glasgow for St. John and Haltimore. Kour of the victims — young Scotch laddies— were passengers on the steamer, and the others were members of the crew. Captain Newman an.l twenty or more members of the crew were last seen this morning in a ship's boat, which was being tossed and buf feted on the an<ry sea. making still more dangerous the ever treacherous tide* which rush into and out of the Bay of Fundy. FORCED TO CLINC TO CRAFT. Of the forty persons who were aboard the steamer when she struck on the shoal at 1 a. m. this morning only six are positively known to have been saved. They were forced to cling to their Im paled craft, shifting their positions often, as the steamer was being tossed by the great seas. It was not until 3 p. m. to-day that llfesavers from the Seal Cove station were able to man th:ir boats and reach the stranded ves sel. Those known to be saved are Third Mate Stewart, Second Engineer Mor gan and Seamen Keen, McKc.nzie, Smith and McVickar. XORTHLAST.GALE BLAMED \ heavy northeast gale is believed to have been responsible for the Hestia's fate, although it is supposed that a mis take of the man at the wheel in believ ing ho had picked up Gannett Rock Light while really discerning the gleams of the lighthouse oh Machias S^al Island, sev eral miles southwest, v-arried the ship many miles off her course. In the belief that he was leaving Grand Manan on the port tack, and following the usual course to St. John, the navi gating officer sought the distinguishing marks of that route. Hut they were not to be seen. Instead, the steamer was heading for Seal Cove, between Gan nett Rock and Machias .Seal Island, over seas which barely covered a treacherous bottom. of shoals. It was on one of these, just inside Old Proprietor's L^dge, that the vessel's nose became impaled, leaving the stern free in the surrounding sea and subject to the violent movements of those waters. BOATS PLT OVERBOARD. Captain Newman at once ordered hio ni n to prepare to put the lifeboats over board. Threp were available, and one by one they were swung from the deck, but while the tackle of one of the boats was being unfastened it dropped from the davits inU- the sea and was soon beyond recovery. Then preparations were made to prevent a second similar mishap. Into another boat were placed th • four boys and more than a dozen members of Ike crew. They had barely taken their places when the tackle gavj way, and without warning the boat, with its occu pants, fell into the water. The craft capeised, but soon righted, and one of the boys was seen clinging to the bot tom. Again th • boat was capsized and this time disappeared. Meanwhile, those aboard the vessel launched the third boat. It was their last remaining hope, and they waited some time to mak • certain that this craft should not go the. way of its prede cessors. Captain Newman and all the remaining seamen, except six. entered the boat. Thes- six were the ones res cued by the Seal Cove llfesavers this afternoon. < 'aptain Newman and hl3 men succeeded In hauline two of those struggling in the water Into their o\ :r crowded craft, but were unable to rescue other?, whose cries could be heard above the gale. Third Mate Stewart was now in charge of the stranded steamer. At daylight he hoisted a signal of distress. Only the hardy Grand Manan fishermen frequent those shoal waters, and the storm ■f this morning kept the flsh.;r folk in port. It waa late in the afternoon before the vessel .s plight was discerned. But that did not mean immediate rescue for thoso aboard. Finally the Seal Cove llfesavera were able to hoard the Hestia. and after considerable difficulty succeeded In tak ing off the six men. The vessel is a total wreck. Captain Newmun and his boat, which carried about twenty men. was missing st a late hour to-night, and all may poa sibly have perished. • IMPERIAL TRAIN IN GERMANY. Frankfort. Oct. M.— Emperor Nicholas and his suite paoed through this .city .at 2:25 this afternoon on ' a vpcciul train, bound tit. ivuisburg. PR IPR OX V f'FXT In aty of " r VorW - Jer r CTt ' " nd HoboVea. X lUV-'JJ \_7^ij V^Jjl* A ELSKWIIEHK TWO CENTS. . DELAWARE AT IfOM! Enters Virginia Capes xzith Brooms at Masthead. Newport News, Va.. Oct. 2ti.— The bat tleship Delaware returned to-day to the yards of her builders, th» Newport News Shipbuilding and Ptyduc> Company, fol lowing her successful standardization tests off Rockland. Me., when she at tained a speed of 21.0S knots, the great ?st ever made by a first class battle ship. Th* Delaware passed In the Virginia Capes flying three brooms at her mast head, significant of a clean sweep at sea. She returned to Newport N»ws prepar atory to being placed In commission and undergoing her official tests. NORTH DAKOTA'S RUN. Builders' Trial To Be Held To- morrow. Bo«ton. Oct. "_'« The builders trial of the second American Dreadnought, the North Dakota, sister ship of the I>ela ware, which, recently qualified in her government trial off R«jckland, will take place off the end of Cape Cod on Thurs day next, after which Jhe big battleship will be drydocked at Charlestown in preparation for her official trial in Pe nobscot Bay next week. The North Dakota was launched three months before the Delaware, but suf fered delays in completion through the delay in the arrival of her armor. She Is the flr9t American battleship to be equipped with turbine engines and must make at least '_*! knots to come up to her contract. The builders of the North Dakota, the Fore River Shipbuilding Contpany. ex pect that \hz new battleship will de velop MtjMQ shaft horsepower on her of ficial trial runs. IMMUNITY PROMISE. Pittsburg Trial Suddenly Halts —Say Controller Acted. Pittsburg, Oct. 3ft.— A bombshell was exploded in the United States District Court here to-day which brought a sud den suspension of the trial of Barney Grossman, a Greene County business man, charged with aiding and abetting J. B. F. Rinehart, former cashier of the Waynesburg Farmers and Drovers' Na tional Bank, to defraud that Institution. The statement was made by counsel for the defence that there was an agree ment reached some time ago between Grossman and representatives of the Controller of the Currency in Washing ton by which immunity was promised Grossman from civil and criminal prose cution upon payment of $60.<M)0 of a claim of -«230,000 which the bank held against him. Vpon the request of at torneys f-ir th' government the case was continued until the May term of court. When counsel for the defence made the statement the United States District At torney fairly shouted that he knew* noth ing of such an agreement as counsel al leged, and if it were true the status of the case would be materially changed and a thorough investigation would liaw to bJ made in Justice to the Controller of the Currency. He said such an agree ment was without precedent, but en tirely within the rights of the Controller. When the Farmers and Drovers' Na tional Bank of Waynjsburg, Perm.. failed, in December. 190 K. Grossman, it is alleged, was in the bank's debt to the extent of £230.000. Through the alleged dealings of Grossman the bank is said to have lost over $50,00* >. W. B. RidgLy was Controller at the time. • FOUR KIDNAP CHILD. Girl Playing in Sight of Grand mother. [By T*l»Rraph to Th* Tribune. 1 Holyoke, Mas?.. Oct. 27.— Three men and a woman in an automobile kid napped little Christine Jones to-day while she was playing in her grand mother's front yard. The grandmother witnessed the act. but, was powerless to Interfere, her path being blocked by a heavily built man until another man with the girl in his' arms was safe in the car containing a man and a woman. The fellow outdistanced Mrs. Jones in a footrace for the automobile, which was out of sight In a twinkling. leaving Mrs. Jones in the street lustily screaming for the police. The police throughout lbs Connecticut Valley have been notified to be on the lookout for the kidnappers. FIVE TOTS BURNED. One Gave Her Life in Effort to Save Sister. I.Vnchburg. Va.. Oct. 26.— Five children, all inmates of the nursery, were burned to death In a. fire. which destroyed Shelton Cottage, the home of the girls at th* Vir ginia Synod Presbyterian Orphans' Home early this morning. The children weri all on the second floor of the wing of the building, and. they were caught by the. flr* in a manner that made their rescue impossible. Ruby Mooretield. however, was taken out of the building, but when she ascertained tiiat her younger sister was still Inside she ran back and lost her life. "/•. CITY BEAUTIFUL THREATENED. No Chicago Park Site for Hew Field Museum Building. Springfield. 111.. Oct. 26.— A severe blow to Chicago's plans for a "city beautiful" was dealt by the .Supreme Court to-day, when a decision »■»>■ rendered holding that th*> i 5.000.000 structure to house the Field Columbian Museum. . provided for in the will of Marshall Field, may nut b« erected In rant Park, a lake front playground In the downtown district Under the terma or the will the trustees still have three years In which to obtain a Kite, but it is doubt if one near the heart of the city tan be secured. This ex pensive structure has been the centre •>( plans, for a great ay mem of parks, drive way* and Imposing buildings designed to beautify Chicago. Genuine crystal pebble eyeglasses, the «pol kind that never mist, at Spencer's. sew 31 Maiden Lane.— n^ r »- NOW ONE CENT In City of >'r» York, | Jersey City and Hobotcnj. • BAN.XAKD STIRS QUEESS COL NT I if TO RAID THROUGH ENEMY "S LAND. Four Big Meetings Cheer Wildly for "the Neat Mayor of Nen York." Otto T. Bannard led an automobile raid through the Democratic fastnesses- of Queens County last night, to lay hi* terse offer of his service* as • Mayor, president of the civic corporation aa ha regards the office, before some five thou sand voters. At all the four meetings which he addressed Mr Bannard found crowded halls, welcoming cheers th» heartiest, and throughout his speeches tha repeated assurance that his plain pro posal suited his audience all the better because it was so plainly put. "The Issue." he told them, "is as sim ple as It could be. It is the city of New York against Tammany. I believe that this great corporation, th«» greatest -in the world, should have a business man at its head. I am a business man. • On the thre. -cornered fight which is waging over the office of Borough Presi dent of Queens, between Joseph F. Cas sidy. Lawrence Gresser and Joseph H. D • Bragga. he did not speak directly. Mr. r>«t Bragga. the Republican candi date, spoke at each of the four meetings which Mr. Bannard addressed.- Of local problems, however. Mr. Ban nard spoke freely, discussing the opening of sewers and streets, and th» topograph ical map for the completion of which nu merous improvements* are waiting.* Of the three thousand school children who are on part time in Queens j County schools he spoke frankly. Of the great docks in the North River which Tam many has leased and left uncompleted, when they might have been earning a big revenue tor the city, he spoke for the first time during the campaign. The applause followed him through his dis cussion of all these Issues. ■■ •THE NEXT MAYOR." The first stop was at Poppenhusen HaH in College Point, where three ; hundred men and women gave Mr. Bannard . a hearty welcome. Introduced by E. Plutt Str&tton as "the next Mayor of : New- York." he told them with his customary straightforwardness: - *. * "The Borough of -Queens need 3 im provements. It is incomplete' in many places. The next administration Is going to spend enormous sums. for you on.th-jye improvements and you want to see that it -is a business administration. ■~^.u*' • "You know a Tammany administra tion means graft. An illustration Is the police farm out in Flushing which "sold one day for $22,« X*>. Forty days later it sold again for $60,000 and seven day* after that the city bought it for *1< "You have" been toM that important improvements In this borough, where you are growing so fast, are waiting til! something they call a topographical map is finished. I will make it my business to see that that map is finished at the earliest possible moment." Another dash took the candidate and his party to the Flushing Theatre, which was filled to the doors. The applause which greeted Mr. Bannard on his en trance was doubled and trebled when. he arose to speak, and he had to hold up his hand in protest several times before he could still the storm of cheers. He struck a note at once which won an other outburst from his hearers. "The Mayor should be the Mayor of the City of New York." he said, "and not of a part of it. The Borough Presidents are expected, and rightly, to present th« claims of their sections for improvements and the use of the cfty's money. But when they have made their claims th a Mayor ought to come over and look at the ground. "He ought to learn at first hand from the people of the borough Just what ' is the need and what is the b?st remedy. and you citizens ought to tell him, freely and honestly, just what you think about It." l v^ : TAMMANY SUBTERFUGES. Another rush took Mr. Bannard t» "Warwick Hall in Corona, where an ex citing campaign meeting was 1n prog ress. The crowd stood up and cheered as the candidate and his party entered, and hats were swung and the speakers were held up for fully two minutes h*. for the chairman. Gilbert B. Yoorheej, could restore quiet Here Mr. Bannard turned to the ques tions of schools and docks and ■ referred to the revelations in the special articles In The Tribune concerning the financial subterfuges which have marked the Tammany administration. "As a business man." he said. "I will administer the city's affairs In the inter ests of the citizens. The tax rate has gone up nineteen points in the last two years, and the net debt limit has doubled in six The mori.in< papers tell you how" the city has issued bonds to cover uncol lectible taxes, how it issues bonds " »<» purchase sand and erasers and bird seed and what not. "The small group of men in power look on the city affairs as a b!g pie, or a watermelon, to cat and suit themselves. They spent millions on some great docks in the North River. They leased them three years aso to a steamship company, and now they are not yet finished, and the city loses the rental it might be col lecting. "Th-re are three thousand children In Queens County who cannot be seated ♦»» your schools. I do not wish to critic!** the Board of Education, but certainly when a great bridge is b-Mnsj built there ought to be a man farseelns enough to know th it a great many people would move across it when it was completed, and he ought to take steps accordingly to provide schoolhouses for their chil dren when they come." CHEERED FOR FIVE . MINUTES. - Three thousand persons in the Astoria Svhuetzen Park, at Astoria, gave Mr. Bannard a still more impressive demon station. Their cheers as he entered broke up the meeting for rive minutes or more, and when he was introduced by Henry c. Johnson with the reference.