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ili:i)I.ET IS MKEK
Heartrending Plea Wtns Over
Members of P. S. C.
•ir«>nl yau let us go en our coed re-
Itavlor «r,« not rr.ske any order for the
«rwrnt? We win put the new schedule in
o -.rr.tion by n»i Monday and do cur \**>
to carry « *n*. You can nend your in
..-rrtors t« *c* how it works out. We are
«vr> anxious to meet your view, and c
rrertt* with th* commlttkm to pive the
very best service ."
Chsirtnsn WlHce* and Commispiorer hus
tt« .•re fuiTfls*''' «• nrar th{ * conciliatory
ttatrnent frrm Prank lleflley. general
nu ,^ fvr «r of the Interborough. after he hr-d
ajasi »' the rublir* 6cr*»ce Commit
t-cn hearing y*Ot£TCMJ th^ plans be had
la view to improve tlie «er\lc© on all Haas
r . the c'.rvatcd railways ir> Manhattan and
The Drar.x
After hearing Mr liedlry's i-lar.s < hair-
Bißn mOOOt had FUtpeMi-d that an ord.-r
CTr.bod'i"g We suggestion* tbould V* ii»
o~'tA Yut the funeral manage* 1 Behoved
• j-h • difpwitlon to meet, the view* of
i»e \ 1..'.- •: was derided |sj lay
t-e rs*ntr owr until March :i «nd in the
rVan ttm W htta s--> » with l-.is improve.
BsrKtl l» tIM »er\ice.
•\\> may r.ot 1* a^> U carry out the
«»rvlc(> o»I hst» proi-«M. l.ut ; will do
•rv b.Ft t.. optra'.f the c«rs on that st-hej
,.;•■ kM 'It- W*V« Aho hH<l '"'•■ rr] >'
alandonea O» 'Til fl» as l please" attl
tude «hioh he fh«^ed .-orrse \\o*f apo
After the hearing Mr. Hed'.ey toM «'.irr>
tr.^ffoner Euytis of a plan to still further
Improve, the *übw«y fer\-ire. Jr.sttad of
unng the be.l fr'-pnal from car tn.«.ar on
t*-e lo^ai treins, he jun^o^* to adoj-t the
f tfhMtM sipnal. whereby t!:e closing nf the
*lc»t di>or will automatically f.a>'.i the Mart-
Irr s^ l "-"' rr> tn * > motorn-.an of the train.
He her** by this mcars %o cut down th«»
ttors Bt th< * rtatioiij and gain mcro rpee;l
for the train*
l>n the TWrfl avenue !ine Mr. lU d'ey wi;i
on V 4 sevrn-car trrins ■outhbtiund be
|WCB * or<s ••• m - per- r - 4tll rtree't. ln
♦t#»4 ef *!"• *'* trains row r'.trt linger a
ngrtßOl oider cf The corrfrr'.FFit»n. At
j irr j«R! tn trains ere run DOjthbeend pa^-t
d ftrfei Wifl <so find 7 p. m. Aftej
Jjcrilay 32 trnSr.n will be run « 4 .uri!ic ttilX
tin*. a' ! 'l *^ between 4:S<* and 1^ p m
On £«Tf>r.<l a^^-r.ue-. at ZHU tru-cl, Ti rars
V.'A be aidf-d between 7 and '.* a. m. touth
t«i;r.(l^ cn<l .'• car* will t+ added north
frvT-A frron <:> in !o:ii p. m Mr. s!ed>y
♦sr!»' r "' Thrt **' terminals Bt Fo'ith Fer
ry mtflrred it impossille t<» run more
On BhrtQ avenue r^ trains wi'.l be run
past K'th stif't isouthbour.d between 7 atid
• a m., ir^toad of 4-1. and O trains r.onh
'.ear.il between <:*■* nnd 7 p. m.. Instead of
f» Th> nujabsr cannot l>e ln^reafw^d. Mr.
HN!>t fvrlained, en ar count of the Ninth
«\»r!ue •\i i rff.«es. which run on the same
track* S#m#*en ISth and S^.th streets, mak
inf Ihfi headway there fifty-five seconds.
Nir.^h avenue vprt-M. trnins vill 1«
(n<re*M<l fr>>m S7 to +.. bet wee 7 and 9.3 •
• m . arifi Jrom SS to "4 northbound in th«
'We hive r!1 the ram reressary to put
that mtvttm into rffect." *&\<\ Mr. Hedley.
Refers tn Choatc's Attack ■#
That of Hind Attorney.
"I <^« nrit rare to er.ter into any lengthy
fej.'y !« ptatem^tit? «'f uttorneyp li:r«-d ty
rcrfiThtion managers who wi>h to ovade
rvjlation." sitid William 11. \Vi!!cox yes-
Ifriiay. In commentinsj <n J«<s«-j.h H.
Cbnata** rharactoriifitiun of the !*uHU fler
«lre Commlwlon of thit< district as "vJn
tSlctive und prasplng."
"The r<imi.«!slf.n i« ti«>t rearhir.g out far
any mnrc }iow«-r. !K«wev»>r." ri>r.tlnii« d th.»
Chairman, "but »;tn-h attorneys arv wt9J
T*i*l 'or their nppearanoe before \> rTl^lstive
laQtof, sti<i a»e tTiypowed to inakt^
♦tfnrt tr. € :irn thrlr fees. All the tommiw
•!on hup ;> f k»-1 is that the I^-p'sialur* make
CeSnit* some provisions <if tbe law wtdcta
are now goubtftd. This arpli«-s jiurticular
ly t.. J int tiites und fares. If the L«cis
lt'.ure wantf the rommiwlim to oeal wtth
tYit siMi.k' nf tran^ftr.--, «s many dtlxem
ct N«« v,rk wi.«h us to do. lei tin- l.(\v
en the Question be made d«-thiit»-.
"Mr ChOSte'a Statesoeni Ht Albany that
the KMag of trar.rf«-rs broustit down tlie
BarUon .■on.ii.sr.iesi <.f this « ity is news to
tr<*l I*ii le. Kvejyh.Mly relieves thtit tlier,.
*r» re«M»n^ r^uite different fmm the riving
cf tnasSrn t,. J.ii^^••!l^.■'•r^ that Boroust f >r
Ute>tbao« oi the traction system Mr
<fjoate h..s evidently i ttn imr«»s.-.1 ui>«?i.
for bis nr.t-rj.er.t resarflins tie OQag «>t
i- k * T v .jra a-.«:h:.- company** res<ort la >!<>•
\n trearQ w:t;i '.'m- fafts.
\i t,. the rladictJneoAa of the oamtnlx
•lor." Mr. nmcos xasd. "Mr. ChoaX* h
fctTf ir.flfr.i.it^ He may rej> r to the fuet
thai tne I'outuiinsion brought action Bcafnat
Ml chtr.t. V. \v UTldtrMca. r»- Hv, r f.»r
t'< TMrd Av<r.ue ': •::...■■] Company, for
ti'.!u-e to projrta* wj.vei cuarOs. ii ran.
Tnnr.itv *„n „n or , It . r „f Ye . f . o , rrn , Fr j,. n
*irh tctlon was taken after practically a'l
m 0«.!..r toud.s I;, n^ city had lived up
to tt* terms nf t!.~ orfler, and a fatal a<
"•^it „n !i,»- Tr.lon Ilivllroad line had n-
ttfttd mm Mr. Vrttutoge* failure to
*i*V !.:- .ars w'.rh t!.e wheel tujrd.s.
•Tadi j.avf saved t n.»-.y lives slaos they
..',* haea in u«f chroucbost the city.
31 »&> the evidfi t IntecUoa .f ibe
Udtiatttre tl.nr the '■orr.;,:,i.i,i f hi>i::a jr.,.
*" 1< 1«- th«, j.eoji)e with -Har* and adi;uut.?
* l --h** krA H» warirnlMfon w:n coatlaue
«• '-.'or. a thih ;rovisi.m of (he lav. I
I* irve :t is a t:';;';,r> i-roviriuu. aM , or-
J*Ja'.y it I. th* law of the state, and 1 mm
"re.*,,;-, wh> . M , < „,,,a tf. .s cl^ ul gbouM
i^ex-m,,tM rroa U» obatnaac* „f ,••..,
flers^e^^m u!i! " 1 J" I '!' finitely about v r .
- • '• ■ • ■ ■
By William Lawton Curtin.
Tho " Sleeper w Trt«k Ruti
v ; b Girl vtrlili Diamonds In Ha Beds
Tfunki with fakt ScJicms
Honest Passengers ittsi at Tools
All these and many other tricks
•re set forth in a very interest
ing article in the
The New Ycrk Tribune
I m Mil MARCH 20ih
| _ A COPY.
UK KEN To |(\ll)i:f!>
\ Bronx Excise Explorers Asked
to plain Motive*.
Magistrate Breen had Patrolmen Charles
j 11. Cur.nintham. of the Kldridge street sta
. tlon. and Thomas Keens", of the Mercer
J *tret>t fta*i«r.. en t'e^rill in the Morrtsanla
court yeMei.lav Both men »ere formerly
' mounted, but were transferred early in
I February for making arrests while off duty.
j On Sunday they revisited The Bronx while
i<Tt duty and arrt*te>! Joseph Arent, a
waiter In a cafe at Tremont and Third
I avenues, and Thomas F. Crowe, another
■ waiter, in a cafe at the corner of 171 th
j street and Third avenue. The two prisoners
) were arraigned on Monday, an.] Crowe
! waived examination and was held for trial.
Archil's case was adjourned until yesterday.
1 and It was In this connection that the ex
amination of the patrolmen took place.
j Mayor Gaynor has ordered them beth to he
1 tried on charges in the Police Department.
When Magistrate Kreen asked Cunning
ham why he came to Tfie Bronx to make
the arrests, the patrolman said he thought
\ i' was time for so.nehody to step in and
I arrest men for violating the taw. because
: the men who were assigned to duty in the
j various precincts in plain clothes failed to
make these arrests.
Keenan when called to the ftand informed
. the magistrate that he had not told any
' superior officer that he intended to make
I thft arrests. The magistrate asked him his
j mo«i\«« in having tnls zealous anxiety to
male jt-.e arrest*.
"Wei!, only that we had been sent away
i for making previous arrests, and we
wamrrt to .-how that the violations still ex
! ittel and do exist." mf-m-ered Keenan
'•j*n • nt your intention was really there-
I fey to embarrass those who had transferred
i you?"
•No: net those who sent us away. We
! didn't rick out this particular person. We
1 i?:tended to go to any place within our
jurisdi.-t'on if we had the time."
"These officers assumed a roving commis
j j;i<>r;." raid the magistrate. • That they con
, <oct*d a scheme to go outside the precincts
i to which they were . -«-ij;t.ei for some pur
j po«* other than the public pood is quite
| ai rarcr.t. If trey were actuated by a burn
ing drdre to render public rervlce, why did
they not perk out the thieves and plck
pixkfts who infeFt our overcx«wded carp.
! especially on £unday»? Police officers ride
| free, and ruch servii.-e would be of less ex
| junfe to them than r«>" ln c for drinks af
; whiskey in bsJsjbi
Aror.t was ksM in tM ball for Mat
Acting on the request of the Mayor. Com
missioner Baker sent m to the heads
of departments, yesterday to find out what
poQeecaca are doing for them. In the
j Health Department there are t*eventy-flve
men; In the Tenement House Department.
I nineteen men. and in tho Street Cleaning
. Deportment, seventeen men.
It was learned yerterday that Comm'.s-
Fioner Baker evpeeted to use the men taken
! from the various municipal departments in
i gathering the school census. This work
I mu^t be done by the jfolice. under a law
jicsstd by the Leplflature laft year. The
Commissioner says he cannot spare any of
the men now on regular j««lice duty, and
I.oj'fK to gft the two hundred m« n need«->1
I for c«nsus work by ailing them from
i various special assignments outride his Ar
; jirxrtment.
A ft'iry published yesterday that Mayor
i «a>-noi , rot fatiffted with the report of
• Comn:is^loner llak»-r on the fund beirtg coi
! ]«f~te<i l.y the l*atro!n^»n's Cer.ovoJcnt As
• gelation, had a*k«-d Dtputy Conimlssioner
i Itught-r to 1< fk ir.to the question turther
, was; flatly deni.-d. The Mayor Is slriasT
i i:.f.>nr.ation <n tlie subject from day '•■•day.
; :.. wt-ver. and it is being filed away for
' future t:?e.
; Mrs. Janney Had Given Husband's
Cooler to Colonel Ames.
ilar.i'..i. Manh 17.-Vhe military ir.«juest
into the death ft lifUtt-nar.t Clarence M.
Jat;ney developed the faot that a silver
cheuijm^ne co<.l*-r was the cjuw «'f a tinal
! and fatal quarnl which led the Ucutt-r.ant
I lo kill himself.
The ebarapacne cooler oripmaiiy belonged
l" t!.t sulci.U-, ai.d. according to the testi
mony t::ken. wa.s givtn I y Mrs. Janr.ey to
I lieutenant Clon»l Boteri P. Amis. When
the Pevtcnant a:.«l bis •rlf« din«d at the
j home <>i Ames la^t Batorday night Jannoy
taw ;iv.d reoocslsed Urn cooler, whereupon
| he opbraM«-d his wife for having riven it
[to Ames. l»uri!i fc ' the verbal ex< hanre that
foQoved the lieul«nant called Mrs. Jann<?y
j a liar and Insisted that phe apokiglM to
him. The wife apolo^lzM. «r*d the dinner
was r.sumcd. it bdSS B«nerul!y thousht by
t!:- otfcCT BUCStS that the Incident was
A little- later, l.owcvtr. Jannc-y left th-
hour", and rtturned with a revolver, with
I which, iieoordlng to the- crrnr.er and a inih
;t:i»-y ».-... rd ««f lr.'iviry. he that hiiruelf in
the jir««F<T.«-»' <f ti;os-e at the tsble. Itf*
j Janrey fstlficd that her Imshand atid L.l< •:
!t»nant Colourl Ames were Intimate friends.
: Merchant Charged with Falsifying Ac
counts Arrested and Held.
On a chtrfe'e of huvir? falsified Invoke*
!i-.d made wTQOI fleclaratlaoa. thus effect*
' \vk unlawful 4-ntiies ct foreljtn merehan
! /!:se. Cjirl llr,ffliau«-r. a filk merchant of
! No. 7 Wctt — d r*reet. was arrested late
i ytsterdny and held In t:.M»> ball for *x
! omSr.atlon l»y .t«-.l State? Commissioner
: OiU hrlst.
The allesed osTenoss were committed be
l tweea May 1. V*>~. un<\ May 1. r**. and
the. articles fnid to have been •np«>rtel at
a !'>?.« to UM government mere ostri< h
fiatliers. i>ony rklns a:»d .-ilks. The alleged
a*rmuj.t of the jrovertiment's loss, it was
mM. hai net l»e»-n compute^ but might
run tnt«* omny thoOTinds of dollars.
Piilt- d Fates Att'irney '.Vl^e raid last
,-\rnUite lhat ti.e fcii-gei frauds occurred
vhile lloffbau^r was secretary for the Qar
rmi-ie. Iloffbauer A Helm Company. A
cartload nf bqpkl and |>ap«rs was ctized
;it tlie tine of the arrest.
But Court Orders Accounting and
Sharply Criticises Speculation.
JOStktt l»u>t"" decided yesterday that
John Mi:ir & <*<>. « Ki<»-k Kxchange firm,
tnutt render an accounting *° Lodkm IV,
Val« iitliie, fornwrly a n»»-n»l>«*r of the firm.
VaVatlao contributed S«o,<"" to tl.e « - o
partnership; J<>lm Muir^ vim i» his fatl.tr-
In-law. put in his Hto-k i:?:« hang* at
t.Z.<j"t and to//>i in »»^h. and Wl'liam A.
I>u««-ll W> 1-ater <U*»g* A. Mulr. a *on
„f the mctnl^r. Joined the firm. uit!i
lV)tea Valentin*- withdrew from the firm
be nit-.l fur an amounting. John Mu'.r tsald
that unknown to him his *on by f;*cul»
ti»ni> .-xhauFted the capital of the firm.
*hich was dlf»olrrd. JuMi^e Day* said
tn l\\v d«rti?ton
I am n-.t convinced that Mr Valentine
kn*w of or o».«ent^d t'» U* «"Wienh«t
•Ottened ard dlrr. putable fKculatlr.ns of
IO«j»«« A Mum Kor am I patlsfied with
U* exrtanation sottgttt «o t* given as lo
(charging rapttaJ amount 1» February. W*i.
l*lth $42 Mi lOM -v t»enty-flv* t»».»uft-n1
Ucs Of effre."
lustk ■ Da>ton d^ ided that Valentin* was
J^MltleJ to an ai^.untinf. but »'- refused
W appoint a ie«-ei\»-r. ljec*use Ue satd «ha»
: .rouM destroy !»•• u»« ty Mr. Mulr cf bit
|6tock Exchaas* «* at *
m:\v-vouk daily tihimm:. fi.tday. march is, imo.
Woman, All Unknowing, Be
trays "Lefty" Boyle Slayer.
It was a brief glimpse of liberty that
came to Alexander I>evce. the 'lifer" who
broke his way out of Sing Sin* on March
9 with a fellow prisoner. James Clark, who
was serving his "bit" for burglary. Clark
was captured a few hours after his
escape, but l»evo* has had the police of
the whole country on nls tr a>l tor the last
eight days, and did not fall Into their hands
tn.tll yesterday.
I»evoe is known as a desperate man.
and he it was who put a bullet into "Lefty"
Doyle* back three years ago. Doyle was
a stoolpigeon and a pickpocket, and had
turned state's evidence for former District
Attorney Jerome I>evoe was a Tenderloin
character. There he had his being, and in
it*. outskirts he m captured, about S
o'clock yesterday morning, on a Columbus
avonue car. between 51st and J;id streets.
The capture of the convict was as thrilling
as his escape Three detectives, with
drawn revolvers, leaped on the car
and made him a prisoner at the
muzzles of their guns. Frank Muratore, a
fii. nd of Devoe. was also arrested.
Devoe asjMa his arrest to a woman, who.
although unwittingly, was directly respon
riMe for his being again behind the prison
bars at Sine Sing last night. The police
sought the woman once more, and when
they had found her it was only a question
of time before they had I>evoe.
I'ntll Devoe*a sweetheart had been found
the army of detectives was almost con
vinced that the convict had made good his
bid for freedom. All traces of him ended
after his break from the gray walls of
bir.p Fine
The word was given out that Devoe
wc-uld be found In Manhattan, end the man
hunters «- ' to work la search every nook
and cranny of the great underworld, seek-
Ing always for the woman In the. case.
Detectives Muffi 1 . Tor.er and Gaynor were
put to work on this >'!ew They lived con
tinually In Tenderloin resorts, picking up
rvery thread of discourse among the ha
bltufs of the dives that might lead to a
tangible clew Piece !•>' piece. Lit by bit.
they wormed out of th« se people the name
and address of Devoe's closest woman
On Wednesday right the detectives
learned that rhe lived in a flat at No. 3»'<
Host uJ.i street. Early yesterday morning
they visited the houre. Toner secreting htm
st\t In the hallway outside the do ir of
lur flat Ill* companions waited for ■ f!g
While the detective waited In the dark
ened ha!l Muraiore came from the flat and
at-ked the officer what was his business
there. The det*-cti\ - e pave an evasive an
swer and the man went back. Toner was
now pure of his man. and met his fellow
sleuths in the Mreer.
Here the detectives lay In wait, aril final
ly Pevne and Murature clipped out from
the ftreet diw»r. glanced swiftly behind
them, and hastened toward Ninth avenue.
As they arrived at the coiner a southbound
car came alaag. and the two men Jumped
or. the rear platform.
Toner was on the car r.s soon as his prey.
a*id as they entered the door he Rave them
a pu«h which threw them to the floor H*
then drew his I in and placed them under
nrrest. tho other detective?, who had also
leaped on the car. covering the prisoners
with their revolvers.
The omvirt •d his frir^.rl were han.l
rurTYd an<l tak* n to the Went SUn ftreet
prison, where they were searched, a gun
b« ir.R found on Devne, together with ■
bcadf*4 cartridges. He dented his Vntttv
at first, and did not Fhow trace of
"n« rvr -5." but when he «am* the came was
up 1 .• admitted that h» was the man the
dftrrtlves sought IVvr# vis sent bark
u;> the river to Sinn Sir.?, there t<> MTV*
out his life term, but Muratore and thai
woman, who pave her name m Ida Bur-
Bar, ajar* arraigned before Magistrate Cor-
Ball In the Tombs police court and held
la fI.VO hall for examination on Saturday,
charged with hnrhorinc and concealing an
escaped prisoner.
He publican County Committee
Also Mourn* Netcstead's Death
The Republican County Committee, at its
monthly meeting la the Murray Hill Ly
ceum last night, adopted the following min
ute on the death of former Senator Platt:
T. ♦• Republican Committee of the Coun
ty r>f New York records with deep r»-Kret
the death of former I'nlted States Senator
Thomas C Platt. a leadinc citizen and a
commanding figure in politics in the State
■ f New York for over tlfty y«-:trs. He r*>n
der«-d distiriKUished service In the state and
nation and by lii^ ki-«!i judgment and rare
ability contributed larceiy to the dev.lr.;.
rr.fnt of this nation. Constant in his loyalty
to his friend*" and uncompromising in his
<Hvotlon to the |.rin< iples «.f the Republi
can party, his death is mourned by friend*
ci:d political opponents Hlike.
lieFoived. That the Republican Commit
l,,. r>t th** Co'intv ' f N»-w York exti-nd t»>
♦he meiit>ers of the family of the dece:is«d
Senator its tlnccn st pympathy and con
This minute was prepared by John If.
OSunner. leader of th*> 3«» th Assembly Di.«
triet: William H. Ten Kvck. of the Sj.i
Assembly I»iftrict. and Edward 11. Il^aly.
of the 331 A**enibly District, at the dlr«*
tloa cf the executive committee. Abraham
Gruber. et th«« 17th Assembly district. an«l
Giifhrist Fiewart paid personal tributes to
former F>i;ator Plait.
s. S. Keenls. Secretary of State, intro
duced a re.-ulution espressine; the sorrow
cf the committee on the death yesterday
nioniing «»f Jacob A. NewsteaJ. leader of
tho '4th A' ."-mbly District, ar..l suggesting
that the commute* adjourn without doing
any further business out Of respeel to Ui
I.loyd <*. Ortscona. president of tho . MIS)
ty committee, appointed a committee of
the following leaders to represent it at the
funeral «f Mr. Newstead. Koenl& of the
Cth Assembly District; Lcvenson. of the M
Assembly District: March, of the Zd Assem
bly District; Hackett. of th*t :.th At
s«-mh!y District: Johnson, of the Cith As
pesably District; Chllvere, «>f the •in As
sembly District; S.'iea. «»f the llth Assembly
District; Ten «>r. of the 22J Assembly
Dii-triit. WhittSe. of the 3*, th Assembly Dis
trict, and Itose. of th© Ist Assembly Dis
The election < f « treasurer to succeed
Jattu-H K. Sheffield *•■ pb*tpon«d until lha
Dext meftinK. o" April 21
To Determine Definitely Cause of Death
of Man After Pasteur Treatment.
Cnroner F!HinK»Jt ordered »n autopsy yes*
t«rday to delerpilne the ratUM <'f <l«-ath of
Arthur llowmrd Wsdkk. of No. tvi liagt
t^tth street, wlio died «m aaatay, two
I weeks alter hi ba<l leen treated for ra»-les
jat tli«? I'atteur Institute. The brain "f the
C«i»d man will be uuhjet ted to an analyti
cal test, and serum «lrawn from the siltial
e«ird will b« injertfd int<» li\« rabbits.
While the death of Mr. \Ya<ii- k puzzl«<l
the doctor* ■' t!l " institute. m exaflUa i
tn»n of th* bertini <ll.»\« II frotn the ,M»
I ti,' >tt Virginia K. Voßelius. thirteen years
I old »ho «li*-.l at her h<>rne in <;ie n Rldg'
I\ : 'j and uh<» whs al»o tn-ated for rabies
ttss «'hnn v month aiju. failed to sm.w any
tims of the disease The slrl. according
to Df <U-«.r«e <i. |(aiTtt<au«i. of n.* l'a*ieur
ilnMitute. .lied Horn spinal inenlnftitls.
i |»r nambaui. «^» tirtted the B ,n nn ,i
'th* nun w»i»»i they applied at t.ie institute.
' ► i,l l.i t nij.hi thit he l*lt<»v«"i air W;t-
I t-v e»i«i>ure a» •* tim»« wlirti his nervrtu*
itvs'ern w.i* l» » condition. H.»
!*i.|.Utned that the K>inrtoms were. ... ,h, h
! !u''ir that it vould ie fmpo.-*tMe v, reao:!
|a i'jrrtMt dissn 1 *»* vithout an autojay.
\ Selecting Xew Wttt Point
'.Fr<m Th« Trihua« p-jreau-f
Washington. March 17.
selection of a new superintendent of the
i Military Academy upon the expiration, on
August SI. of the tour of duty of Colonel
H. I. Scott, is exciting more than ordinary
Interest Several candidates have already
appeared in the field, as the place *■• «>'•
considerable importance. Ip to within a |
1 fern- years the Military Academy superln- j
I tendency has been looked upon as a Mllet ;
'of the army engineers. Borne officer.
usually of the grade af major or lieutenant
! colonel, has been detailed as superln- ■.
1 tendent. with the rank and pay of colonel,
one captain af thr line, A. L» Mills, was i
selected ly President Roosevelt, and later
became brigadier general. This via coji
si<if red as establishing a precedent that the
detail might etutiy he retarded as a place
f < m Lrtradler. but General Mills «as suc
rcaaslai by Major Poott. who id "colonel" by
I virtue »»f the detail This has led the
friends of that offrer 'o regard him as
; eligible to appointment as a brigadier gen
eral, especially in \:ew af ht» excellent
re< ord as a cavalry officer.
There Is considerable activity amone in
fantry officers to have one of their branch
I detailed to succeed • 'olonel Scott If that
' officer is not reappolnted A campaign has
, teen started to bring this detail about, on
the ajpssjM that the Infantry 1j the largest
1 branch of the mobile army, and should b«
represented at the htad of the instltuti-m
where future infantry officers are trained.
i It Is pointed out that there have not been
for years senior infantry officers on duty
at West Polnv which is regarded as a dis
; crimination asaimst that brar. h
By s substantial percentage the Pacific
fleet last year, commanded by Reat Ad
miral Sebree. achieved a victory In Tbattlo
practice over the Atlantic fleet, com
manded by Rear Admiral Sciiroeder. Some
of the records have been published, but
under the new system of estimating the
efficiency of the fleet not only In big gun
shooting but In general effectiveness, day.
night and torpedo battle practice new
averages of grading have been established,
with the result that the grand score of the
Pacific fleet is given at 29.922 and that
of the Atlantic fleet at 21.575. The Secre
tary of the Navy has given letters of
commendation for their excellence in bat
tle practice to the officers*, from the rear
admirals down to the midshipmen, of tha
various fleets, yquadror.s and vessels.
OF.DEKS ISSUED.— The following orders
have been issued:
Cai-tain JAIIU'3 A. MOORE. coa»t artillery. «•
t.iile-1 »•■ fill vacancy i-'i subsistence depart
ment. June ». vi, Captain LEO K. FOSTER.
Following- offlcer* to Fort McPherson a* in
•trui-tor» at «amj> of Instruction for irllitta
officer* of <;-.ri|f». May » to 15. thenr* to
Ft. Auru»t!n* for »imtlar duty at camp o*
Instruction for mUitla fflr*r« of Fl^rWa. May
16 to 2«>: raptalns HOWARD R HIOKOK.
l.Vh ravaln-; WILLIAM M. FASSETT. 13th
Infantry- •-.K<'H«lE F. FAL.TZEIX. Vh In
fantry. and MATTHEW F. HAKXA, 3d
Following r.fllcer* medical corps to ft-n*ral hoe
riral. rr > i*»!'li" <■* ?jn Francisco, on tlates
lniilcatc-4 f--r examination for ;r -Mr. 't"n
Captain I.Ot'IS DRKniEMIN, Jr. June 6.
Fltm Ueut-nants KItFI>ERICK 0 MACT.
KICHAnnsoN. May 1«.
Folio* law offlrers • ■'•aicnl corps to Army Medical
Mu*eum HuiHing. Washington, on dates tn
•llr-ate<l fcf fximlnatlon f>>r rromotlon: Cap
tains PAIL, 8 HALO-OKA.V an.i PETEH '".
FIULD. Jun» 6: Firat Lieutenants HENRY
r riLLFnrnY. ABTH'P c rHBt?TIE.
TIN. May M
Leave of absence: First Li»uf>iiant Fr.ED
ERICK H PAnnENBEn«^ER. nw.lical re-
Mtii- corps, sew month tr m April 3«<
Captain C E. FOX. detached the Lancaster;
home, wait ortiers.
Commander J. H. OLIVER, iietarh*d th« Al
bany: to Naval War Co!l«E<-.
Knslen H C. NEKPHAJJ t- Naval Aca£erpy.
i:r.si;n A. W. FIT''H. •J-^arh*'.! the Mont«.>n>«ry;
to the Franklin In connection with crew of
the Deliwar'-, an«l duty on U>ar«l !en
lilarpri Iri commission.
lassrrl Assistant .«urjcenn P. S. ROSfITER, de
tached naval station. TVitulla; home, wait
Assistant S'i.'r*^on Q F. COTTLE. detached
naval boapttal, ICaval Ars4esajr; to naval
station. Tuttilla.
lowing movements of vessels have been re
ported to the Navy Department:
Mar 13 — Ar*thu»a. at Fan Juan: the
Marietta, at Portsmouth. N. I!.
Mar IS — The New Orleans, (mm Marc Island
for Honolulu.
Manh Ift--Th* Ma\flom»r. (r.. m \\'aahln«tun for
Hampton i:..a.!--; the r:'»ffa!o. from <'^rtr.tr>
for llalhoa.
March 17— : r.^ .-. . rii.-n. from l'lr.eu* for A>»
Police Tell Story of Cashing of
Alleged liogus Draft.
Detectives M' ' ille and Nelson, of the.
Central Office, last night arrested two men
who. they said, were Charles M Meeker, of
No. 311 I>-wis avenue. Brooklyn, and Albert
C. Thompson, of South Orange, X J..
chirking them with grand larceny. On the
alata •t Headquarters against the men It
la alleged tl.at • th. did on October M,
VjCQ. deposit With the People's Dank ' f East
orange a draft for DH drawn on the Lon
don Commercial BankJsjsj Company, of x.»
li Abchurch Lane, London. England, which
draft w.is t>o?us."
On that date, cald the detectives, Thomp
eoij presented the draft to the South Orange
Lranch of the People"* Hank, and George
Oajrabrant, the rr.anajror of the branch,
would not Immediately give the money
Thompson advised that they cable to th'»
London concern. Thin was done, the police
say, and word «*>.* sent lack that the draft
was good. Tl.>> bank then honored It for
1515. Later. It is asserted, when the Peo
ples Dank tried to get the money ad
vanced it was Informed by the London
concern that Meeker, whose name was
signed to the lraft, had stopped payment.
Thompson, although held on the s:*me
charges as Meeker, denied any intentional
wrongdoing. He «aid that he was this
asent for the International Realty Develop
ment Company. «.f l^eesville. la. He said
he went to Mexico with officers of the com
pany to .-•■•• about ii purchase of a hot
spring resort, and on hit* return last Sep
temlMrT was gaM to New York to float
bonds. Finally he met Meeker, according
to th* detectives.
Meeker, Thompson aasa, offered to take
f!V»M <>f the bonds and offer. ii a draft on
the \* : 'ioii concert! hi payment
Meeker. Thompson said, »«•«>♦• linn a draft
for £107 u3 hi- i-on>ml*slon. He got the
draft Sana*! and then took the draft for
$I'".'M» to bis company In 1..-»-svllle. The
L*-es\ille bank could not cash the draft.
Thompson said he then -ame l)a<k to New
York with the Intention af returning the
d.aft l.i Meeker and getting the. twin. ls he
i. a. i given Meeker, lie was arrested, i.«
said, before he could finish his plans.
Annonr.ccs Completion of Ana Arbor
Railroad Sale.
Cleveland, Man i» 17. — A message from
Teredo sa\s that Eugen* Zimmerman, of
Cincinnati, announced there to-d«\ that
In* mle of the Ana Arbor Railroad had
lieen completed. Mr Zimmerman refused
lo wy who were the new owners of th*
road, but I.' . o.ipled kss announcement
with the statement that the rale was r r «*
llmlnary '■■ his disposing of all his business
}!■.'.•'•:■■ In this state an-i retiring from
pttbli^ t*fe.
The Ann Arbor Ral!n«d hs* been con-
I roiled b\ Mr. :-:n-.iu.« : ii.ni in partnership
with 11. DL HoUtaa •% Co.. of Now Vuik-
Of Interest to Women
afaWssil Threaten the Vogue of
Ori, nt.,l Effect*.
Tho n*w evening wrap* ar* sßarvaaoua
creations and make fitting companions far
the gowns they are Intended to cover. Th*
kimono coat, elaborately embroidered. Is
still a groat favorite, and so Is th* chines*
mandarin coat. Tko cut of these wraps Is.
In fact, th* on* that has usually been adopt
ed, with varying modifications, tn th* ma
jority of th* new models. Bom* of the moat
Tunic of cloth of gold decorate.! with gold beads and fringe.
beautiful are made of satin with an under
side of changeable silk, which show* faint
ly through the right side, giving an In
describably Iridescent, scintillating sheen to
the garment
Others have tak*n over the tunic Idea v>
prevalent among the gowns of tha season
and are veiled In marquisette, ninon or
chiffon of a darker shade.
A luxurious evening wrap U worn by Mrs.
Patrick Campbell In the Russian play •Ex
piation 1 at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, and
makes quite a stir when she first appears
on the »ta«e. It is of black velvet weighted
with hand* of silver fox. snd i* lined with
a shimmering golden satin.
The latest advices from Parts state that
trimmings In Persian. Paisley or cachemlre
designs and colorings are enjoying great
[opularity and that one dressmaker has
gone so far as to fashion an entire res
taurant coat out of an Indian shawl One
corner is turned back to form collars and
revers. The opposite corner fall<* at the
centre back and the two remaining cor
ners are turned back to make the cuffs on
the kimono sleeves- The next step logical
ly would be to wear the shawls "as they
sjpaw, M so to speak, wrapping them about
the flguro as In the early Victorian days.
and It has been predicted that tMj will be
done. As a forerunner the mantilla shawl
has been adopted universally.
Suffragettes Plan Mass Meetings in Aid
of Women Who Lost Jobs.
Mrs. Sofia M. !,oeb!nger. leader of the
National Progressive Woman Suffrage
Union, and her supporters are to fight for
the restoration of seventeen matrons on the
Staten Island ferryboats, who. under the
new administration, were r*nv>vfii.
It Is contended thai this leaves women
and girts who use the ferry lat» at nt«ht
without protection, and the suffragette*.
after taking several trips at midnight be
tween South Ferry and St. Geors<\ Statin
Island, have decided that the matrons are
a necessity. The investigating commit!**
included- Mrs. Sofia I^ehinger. Miss Helen
Murphy and Mr.* Saldee Mnckav Herat*
Two open air mass meetings will he held
to-day, the first at 1 o'clock In front of the
Deck Commissioner's office at Pier A. and
another at 5 o'clock outside the terminal at
South Ferry.
Seen in the *J°hops
A papier msrhe rabbit to fl'.l with candy
as a centrepiece for the Easter tahte sells
for 110 without the candy.
A white paper Kaster hat. trimmed with
vloleta In the prr\ailtng fashion, wt'h a
rtowii design***) to hold candy, eaati $1.
II! ted.
The silken skirt* of [>resden sMI pin
cushions, which sell for f 3 5« apiece, rover
i.nnbon boxes.
F.ss men with efci bodten an>l thin leg*
are 9<> cents, filled with < in<ty Sttln egg*
to till with cttvly are In all st* s and sell
for from U rents upwurd
A fur rabbit with a blu-* silk hat and
parasol has a basket of bonbons on one
arm and cost* f ; !»>.
A nem soft Mtln scarf with a moire bor-
Or all around It nmw in pajgasj <..iors at
Chantecler writing paper in .|-»!t.ate tan
color, with the bird In the centra at brill
iant colors. Is 7"« rents a box.
Flower hats with tulle hows of aigrettes
*ell (or from «!)*:• up. they » r » In roses.
vtsssts and leaves.
ci«»nt*a«i niaaois In cretonne, the tirds
The Best Treatment I* Advice
to Their Mothers.

In a lecture ci th* care end n:nn.]^.T.«r.'.
of nervous children, given under th* au
erlces of th* K«w York Hag Hal Society ami
the hygiene committee of th* N*w York
City Federation of Women's Clubs at th*
Academy of MedVrme. :;o. 1; w«ot «M
street, yosterdoy aft st as say Dr. William
Tlroaddus PrUcUard. of tk* r>lyrtkatt Hos
pital, waxed prophetic. In a flaw years, he
predicted. If neurasthenks continue to la
craaaa and scientlfte istkaaa of pr*v*ntmg
other bodily Ills continue to develop at the
present rate the medical profession will
have become chiefly an army of nerve spe
cialists. Even obstetricians won't be
n^ede.l. he thinks. If the suffragettes win
out. To this part of the prophecy tn* ehalr
man. Dr Rosalie Slaughter Morton, took
•1 do not think." «he said "that the
vote will make motherhood old-fashioned."
Dr. Prltchard smiled, and continued:
"This so-called progress and civilization
is adding dally to the causes for nervous
ness In children— lrrltattns? conventions ©:
dress and behavior must be observed, little
minds are either starved or gorged And
with ail this, there Isn't one In twenty chil
dren of to-day that la properly clothed.
bedded and fed. Only too frequently. •••-
ever, the best treatment for the nervous
child Is a piece of good advice adminis
tered tc the mother. Often a quarantine
Is as Important m a case of nerves as
In a case of scarlet fever."
Among the other speakers was Dr. Ed
ward Wheeler Scripture, who has under
taken to cure stammering and lisping at
the Vanderbllt Clinic. To Illustrate his
work. h« brought with him eight or ten
boys who were under his car*.
"Except In the cases of physical defect
of the palate. th-> Jaw or th* throat." n*
said, "these impediments are due entirely
to nervousness caused by a sudden fall, a
fright, a harrowing snos: story or a visit
to the horrors of Coney Island. Th*
method of cure ts so simpl* that It Is a
pity there should still be people whs must
undergo the agony at winking three tints*
before opening the mouth, and then strag
gling for fifteen seconds in silence before
closing it again. It U merely this— sins;
your conversation."
The boys then showed how they sang
their conversation, and whan Dr. Scripture
asked one of them If th« boys at school
> chaffed htm when he sang his lessons, he
I answered decisively.
No. 'cause I'd ll.\k 'em If they **'*
The people who are always discovering
dl«i«;reeabl- thing-t say that th* driver's
hand* when he grasps th* milk bottle i
leaves a colony of microbes there, and that
the tott!" should be washed before It Is
At the Irstaneo of the cab drives' union
In colors on a white ground, are f 11. Para
s«ls in the Chj»nte»'l»r color, a bright cherry.
with satin roses bunched] at the top and on
the handle, are SIS.
A black net scarf embroidered with silver
and g-!ii thread 1 sells for $:« T5. Another
at th^> same prtre v in black net heavily
embroidered with white thread.
■as) or white full* bows with many
and complex loops are for trtzniril&ff hats.
ami cost $1 74 each.
Leather glove and handkerchief tasea
combined for the traveller sell for 12 and
ccme In red. purple and tan.
Black velvet doc collars with rhfnaasssja
ornaments and clasp to wear wft] collar
less gowns are JS7.'..
Crosses of pm metal fastened) to Eaaver
cards tied with Illar ribbons sell for from If
up. wad lockets fixed in the saaa* way at*
S2 75; thfy are dsalgned for Cs«r«r giftst
A small ebony crucifix with th«? Aajure In
htte bisque sells for 1 4 »A. and larger ones
Ir. proportion.
Travelling altars of leather unfold and
ha\e a picture of the Blessed Vt.gtn. two
candles and a roaarv , t n#y coot |;\ n .
other style with revolving pictures, without
Om candles, coats tue same.
an English judg* recently ruled tiitt a
baby a cinnth old carried In the arm* of It*
aslgts was an extra person and tnti^t b*
patd far at adult rates. The baby*a patents
ar—sd that no on* but a cab driver would
talak of calling a baby which weighed tea*
than a good sized parcel a "person."
The increasing employment or sags an*
bays for domestic work Is pointed) to by
sasas people as a significant sign of th*
fifties. In London, the papers r-f 'hat tows
slate, lads aro being trained with «on
spicuous success to to dolly work In
bouses, and both a* cook* and "house
maids" they leave the weaker sea far be
hind. Such, at least. Is the testimony of
the grateful housekeepers who employ
To obviate the unpleasant glase that
comas on Mark lace when It la ironed a
paper should be spread between It aa*) tka>
It I* seldom that gloves undergo chang**
la fashions, but m»w. so th* latest reporta
from Paris say. th* stltcnlng is to be muct»
broader and heavier than heretofore. TMa
has th* effect not only of lengthening th*
hand, but of making a heavy glov* loo*
less clumsy
Eyebrow pencils and Up salve are put up
In llttl* pencils of gold that may bo worn
•a chatelaine* The powder puff also com**)
tn a gold bonbonniere for the chatelaine,
and feeds itself with powier. The handle
unscrews and reveals a Itttl •- storehouse
let th* powder that percolates through tn*.
puff. A simpler puff com tn an inch
i square leather oaa» that fits into the glove.
The handibess of such an Invention caaaa%
be denied.
toTktir Oldas* Assoeiatt.
Mrs. stather Herrman. the ollest eltt»*
woman In Xew Tork. received a testimonial
from tko Women's Health Protecttv* Asso
elatten yesterday at her horn*. No. $» West
S«th street, th* occasion being her eighty
eighth birthday Mrs. Herrman. who be
longs to all the prominent women's Hubs UI
N*w Tork and attends moot of their meat-
Ings and club gatherings, has for many
yoars been connected, with the Womseva
Health Protective Association and has Al
ways bsen an enthusiastic supporter of tta
■May crusades.
Every month lira. Herrman tnt«rtalns>
th* directors of th* association at luncheon,
and they took advantage of th* occasion
yesterday to present her with a tray. a
circle of rare old lace, glass covered and
'stiver mounted. Upon the rim of the tray
was ensTaved this Inscription: "Presents*!
to Mrs. Esther Herrman by th* onVers. dl
rectors and friends of the Women's Health
Protective Association In recognition of her
maalfold kindnesses and hospitality. May
I. >»1»"
Th* Inscription was tidied by Mary E.
Trautmann. H*len* S. Be!!. Ann C. Ilail*
Kara B. Crowell. Belle T. Si adder. Mary J.
Herbert. Miry 11. Phillips. Jane M. Fl3ke.
Augusta W. Reed. Kath-rine L. Knowlea.
Flawinea Guernsey. Charlotte B. Wi lncur.
Emm* A. Wright. Carrie T. Tour.?. Mary
Musslnan. Frances Steihel. Charlotte 5111
dobsrger. Rose Schonrcdt. Chi r lotto M.
Blampey and Florence M. Schmidt .
Mrs. Trautmann In her presentation speech
said that no organization in the cliv worked)
so harmoniously as the Health Protective
Association, and that this spirit oraa largely
fostered by if not wholly due to Mrs. Herr
| man's Influence. Mrs. Phillip* follow**]
'with the assurance that there w«r> "only
two societies where no mean things w*r*
said, th* Health Protective Association ami
th* Dames of the Revolution."
Four of Mrs. Herrman's daughters. Mrs.
3. Rawttser. Mrs. C. Levy Mm. S. Rynter
and Mrs. L. Cohn. wor* present.
Th* yoke blouse Is atwaya a be>*->mlns|
one. This model can c* made Just as Il
lustrated or with a yolte cut from all-over
material and with medallions lr. place of
the embroidery or wtth tfhe spaces fef|
plain. It might he made. too. of the aam*
material throughout and the yoke em
broidered or braided with some pretty do
stgn. The model is just as well adapted
to thin silk or chiffon and to marquisette
»a &OW7ISSUE paper PATTERN Of-
as It Is to Ilngert» "material The) sleevsa
can be Joined to deep cuff."* or to narrow
ones, .is lilted, and consequently they can
be- mad- either in full or three-quarter
length. Mercerised batl9tn Is the material
Illustrated, and the yoke is made of Volen>
rtennes Insertion, white th* banding as
of a heavier lace. Th» inclosed spaces ars>
embroidered; and tucks at the outer edges)
of th* fronts provide becoming fulness,
while leaving the centre portion free rb»
trimming. The tucked sleeves ar» pretty
for thin, soft materials.
The quantity of material required for th*)
medium size Is four yards 21. three and a
quarter yard* -*7 or two an ( » one-eighth
yards ti Inches wide, with three and one*
half yards of lace insertion one-half Inch
tMs for the yoke and three yard* of nar
row bantling
The pattern. No. S.4R Id cut in sizes for
a 33. 3 1. 38, S3 and «> Inert butt measure,
and will he mailed to any address on re*
ceipt of 10 cents.
Please give number of pattern and bust
measure distinctly. Address Patten. De»
partment. New-York Tribune. If In a
hurry for pattern «end sit extra :-cant
stamp and we will mall it by fetter posts—
In sealed envelope.
May Be In Tho
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