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Alleged False Bills of Lading
Crop Up Again in Fight for
Assets Made Here,
Steele, Miller & Co.'s Failure
Wi : l Cost Creditors Here and
Abroad More than a Mill
ion, Says Mr. Pyle.
In the fl?h,t for assets to meet the heavy
liabilities of the bankrupt cotton brokerage
flrm of Ftwl*-. Miller & Co.. of Corinth,
Mi«s.. which failed on May 6, the field of
action was transferred to this city yester
day by the receiver. J. A. E. Pyle, who sued
Stephen If. Weld & Co., cotton brokers, at
No. B Beaver street, alleging fraudulent
• preferences. Mr. Pyle obtained an injunc
tion against the Weld company from Judpe
Kazel. in the United States District Court,
restraining it from disposing- of cotton,
notes, stocks and fc/>nds alleged to have
twn turned over to it by the bankrupts.
On April B Knight. Yancey & Co. failed
for $XSOO.«tt at Decatur. Ala., and cot Ton
brokers in tliis city were said to have lost
more than X9X1,0« because of failure to re
reive cotton on bills of lading upon which
they had advanced money. It was said last
v ic!i: that the losses here owing to the
Sleele, Miller & Co. failure would be nearly
ss large.
It is said in the complaint of Mr. Pyle
tl.at prior to the failure Steele. Miller &
Co.. l.v means of forged and fj-.lse hills of
lading, swindled cotton operators in Ger
rtiany. France, Spain. Russia and in this
• ity out of between fLfiQQfiOO and 11^00.000. j
Th*>re ha* been complaint from abroad re- :
cai-ding this sort of swindling, and the
rcvernment. inv*>««tl gating the cotton bus!
n**sF of the country-, has heard of it.
As soon as th«* injunction was granted
Marshal Henkel served the papers on the
nrmb^rs of the Weld company— Stephen
M . Kdward M. and Rudolph Weld. George i
W. Neville and Robert C. Cairns — and also
on the N*>w T«rk I>ock Ccrr.pany. which la ,
allured to have received or to be about to
•<■,■•( cotton alleged to have been shipped,
by the. bankrupt firm for Stephen M. Weld
A Co.
Weld Makes Denial Here.
Rudolph Weld said last night that ' his
. firm did not have a bale of cotton that it
''ad not paid for In the regular course of
•t>ss. He also denied emphatically that
iho.re had been any collusion with Steele.
Millar | Co. to obtain preference in the
s^ttiempnt with creditors. Mr. Weld said
that his firm had rot been swindled by the
t knot firm. Counsel for the Weld com
pany arBJI file- a general and specific de
r»;al of the charges made by Mr. Pyle.
Mr. Pvle set forth In his complaint that
1i was a ff\v weeks before the filing of the
r^tition In th»» creditors* bill and the peti
tion in bankruptcy that the firm of Steele,
Miller & Co. obtained, by means of fraudu
lent and false bills of lading, a vast sum
«f money from creditors in Germany.
Spain. France, Russia and in this city. He
<-anr.ot compute the amount the foreign
and domestic persons and concerns were
swindled out of. but with the cotton which
figured In the transactions the amount is
•hM to be between one and one and a half
millions of dollars.
It Is declared in the complaint of the re
ceiver that the bankrupt firm never made
U attempt to ship the cotton on which it
obtained th« great jum of money. Mr.
Pyte Mid also that on May 2, fear days '
-.--nr<- the court appointed him receiver, a i
member of the -Miller company vent
' rncssape by telegraph t« Weld & Co . to
s«nd a representative to Corinth,' and that j
Mr. Neville went to the Mississippi city
?nd gr>t securities to the value of more
■han £;i\nof\ and also got Steel*.. Miller &
<o. to Phip to Weld & Co. .-• lot of cotton j
I'rem Memphis. ■ ■-■•■. Miss., and from
« ;r<-enviJle. K. I . This. Mr. Pyle says, was
<jono to obtain a preference over other
Dock Company Also Enjoined.
Kxpecting that this cotton, which Mr.
Pv;c alleged was shipped, and either had
b*<en ■■•■■ or was still on the way
•would be received by the New York Dock
Ccmparn . <-> r had been received, he had
thr- injunction cover the dock company in
*' far a 1a 1 - i*- cotton which the Welds were
alleged to have received or to be about to
receive was concerned. The number of
ha le}. charged by Mr. Pyle to figure in the
s'leped Ifanf-a<-tion is said to be several
Mr. Fy)e ends his complaint as follows:
• V.,!;r complainant would further showthat
the *inn of Steele, Miller & Co. is hopeless
ly insolvent, and that the conduct of the
fV'fendants. Weld & '•'. and of Steele,
Miller & Co.. was in fraud of the rights of
*n other creditors, and is an effort on their
part t" gsin a preference over the other
The involuntary petitions in bankruptcy
.icainst the Corinth firm were filed In the
'fderal district of the Northern. Division of
Mississippi ■•') May 6 by S. Cohn and other
3->«-al creditors, and by Knoop & Febarius
- m other creditors in Hremen, Germany.
Judge Niles granted the petitions at Jack
vn. Miss. W. J. I^amb is the counsel for
the receiver, and has been here since last
Friday Idas ;:p facts in connection with
Use petition for an injunction.
Arizona Governor Climbs from Win
dow of HoteL
Plirr-nix, Ariz.. May IT.— Only M««f>ty-one
•out of more than a hundred guests Who
y\*>r*> in the Hotf-I Adams, which was de
stroyed by fire to-day, have been account
<h3 for 10-nighl, ■nd temxm are expressed
thai the others may have beta burned.
Many of the puests. including Governor
Sloan and hip wife, rHiabed out windows
and reached safety by fire escapes.
T3k register >>} the hotel was destroyed
in th*> fiaine*. which caused a damage of
I23MW. i'in nany of those whose names
were •■ ■■''■'■ ■■■■- th*- clerks of the hotel
have not been found. The d.hris is now
If'ns: searched for bodies.
will find tbm
Huropean Columns
of th*
New- York Tribune
a reliable guide to the best
shops, hotels and resorts.
Consult These Columns
Before Sailing
and much valuable time will
hr <..?\ed for sightseeing.
Clubbed, Stripped and Robbed
by Man Who Lay in Wait.
As Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, thirty
three years old. Entered the hallway of
her home at No. 449 East. 137 th street
early this morning- she was attacked by
a man. who struck her over the head
with a blackjack, knocking: her uncon
scious. Then he tore every stitch of
clothing from her body, stole $75 that
was in her stocking and $25 more from
her handbag and escaped.
She was found still unconscious a few
minutes later by her five-year-old son.
Walter, who had been sent down by his
father to meet her at the door. Dr.
Sternberger. who was called in. said the
woman had probably suffered a fracture
of the skull and concussion of the brain
and was in a serious condition.
The police of the Alexander avenue
station and the Bronx detective bureau
are looking for her assailant.
One Man May Die as Result of
Wiliiamsburg Fight.
Thp lawless ones amonp the former em
ployes of the American Manufacturing
; Company, at West and Noble streets. Wiil
iamsliurp. who went on strike about four
j weeks apo. started a riot yesterday after-
which resulted in the shooting of one
man. who may die. and the injuring of a
number <frf others. The rioters were Poles.
There lave been numerous clashes between
i them and the police in the last few* weeks.
: and broken hf dn and arrests have been
■ frequent.
The outbreak occurred near North 7*.h
street and Wythe avenue, where a crowd
of about thirty of the strikers pathered.
They were attracted by a moving van
which had drawn op in front of one of the
North 7th street houses to move the be
loneiriKS of a foreman who had remained
j loyal to the company. This man had been
i harrassed while poing to and fro. and had
I taken a house near the factory to avoid
: trouble.
There was a concerted rush for the
wapon. which despite the resistance put up
by the movers was overturned. The fur
niture was tumbled into the roadway and
the riot was in full swing.
By ihie time the Poles had become so ex
cit<-d tl;at revolvers were drawn. As the
crowd |H I w> ill after the retreaiinp truck
men those in the rear continued to fire in
aiatiiiainatehr. The ?esuk was that one of
their own number. Prank Heitke, fell to the
pavement with a bullet in his left lung,
p^ter Nose!, another of the attacking
party, was struck on the head with a brick
and knocked senseless.
Ttien the police turned up and made two
Defends His Course in Accepting
Feeney as Bondsman.
Magistrate Tipbe had something to pay
yesterday regarding his dealing? with
Michael H. Keenc> . whose activities as a
bondsman were reported by < 'ommisFioner
Fosdick to the Mayor.
"I have never accepted a bond which
after examination I have found to b^ no
pood." said Magistrate Tiphe. "As soon as
1 found that there had been one forfeiture.
then I would refuse to accept the bond. I
tirst met Keeney through a letter of intro
duction which he presented through a mu
tual friend. I learned that he had an
equity of $3,nno or I-i.'W on a house and
never knew anything wrong about him. I
have never heard that any of his bonds
had been forfeited.
■On' 1 of the principal reasons for the ex
istence of the night court in Manhattan and
the presence of a mapistrate In < 'itv Hall
before Brooklyn was annexed was for the
purpose of allowing prisoner? »o obtain bail
at thf earliest possible moment. The law
plainly- states that we are obliged to free
prisoners nn bail it the bondsman proi»erly
Identifies himself, owns property valued in
excels of the amount of Th<* hnr.d. and with
the further provision that the magistrate
must have personal knowledge of the own
ership of tHs property."
Terrible Havoc of Earthquakes
Indescribable, They Say.
A dozen survivors of the recent earth
quakes at Costa Rica arrived here yester
day on ihe steamer Prince Joachim, of the
Hamburg-American Line.
They said they had felt MO shocks be
tween April 13 and May 4.
Among the survivors were Dr. and Mrs.
Fhilip P. Calvert, of Philadelphia Dr. Cal
vert is professor of biologj at the Univer
[ sity of Pennsylvania.
"Betw<:-en April IS and May 4." said Mrs.
Calvert. "we had IGO separate shocks at
Cartago. The one. however, that played
the worst havoc came or. the night of the
tlh. Everything came down at once—
beams, walls, -everything.
"The suffering was terrible, although
most of the people were killed Instantly by
foiling walls and roofs. The whole city
■was simply laid in ruins, with more than
one thousand corpses littering the streets
for days."
Dr. Walpol* Brewer, the ship's surgeon,
j was lent to the line by the Board of
Health for this one trip
"The Prince Joachim was loading in the
harbor when it hit us." he said. "The spe
cial train that carried us to Port Limon,
sixty miles away, took us through a coun- ■
; try alive with men, women and children
running hitl;<r and thither, shrieking wild
| ly' and praying to be delivered from death."
Dr. John P. McGowan, of No. 110 East
Nth street, received a letter yesterday from
Dr. Kmilio Echeverrea, of, San Jose, in
which he said that the thousand bodies al
! ready recovered at Cartago were only
j the beginning. "Words cannot express it,"
said the letter.
Among the other passengers was Colonel
George W. Goethals, chief engineer of the
Panama Canal, who was accompanied by
j Mrs. Goethais.
j "The canal is all right." he said. "We
are having too much rain at Panama just
j now, but the canal is growing every day."
! General Domingo Diaz, Minister of Pan
ama to France; Everarde Velardi, attache
I to the Panama Legation in Paris, and Dr.
Pablo Arosemena and Fabio Arosemena. ,
envoys extraordinary of Panama to the
Argentine Republic, were also on board.
Papers Blazing in Grate as Police Make
The police of the West 47th street sta
tion raided an alleged poolroom and gam
bling house in 50th street, near Seventh aye-
MR, yesterday afternoon, end took four
prisoners on warrants issued by Magistrate
Appleton in the Tombs court. They also
got the names and addresses of fifteen other
persons found in the place, and confiscated
a number of membership cards. . No gam
bling or racing paraphernalia were found,
although Inspector Walsh said that when
the police entered a large pile of paper was
blazing in the grate.
The descent upon the "BUik Joke Club,"
at it was called, took place about 4 o'clock,
and in order to gain entrance the police had
to break in the basement door. This took a
good deal of time, and when the invaders
finally got upstairs they found nineteen men
sitting before the fire watching the blaze.
Those arrested were Frank Martin, John
Burns, John Jon'-s and James McCarthy, of
Brooklyn. Captain Fennejly said that the
charter of the "club" was issued in ISC3 to
an organization of volunteer firemen.
WEnxF.sn.vY. ©flbtSTW* MAY * ItM °-
Prosecution Says Heike Knew of
Weighing Frauds for Yeaf\s.
Trying- to Trace Sources of Al
leged Approach of Talesman-
Parr May Testify To-day.
How the federal government is going to
■ try to connect Charles R. Heike, secretary
I of th» American Sugar Refining Company.
| with the weighing frauds on the Havemryer
; & Elder docks came out at the trial of
j Heike and the five former employes yes
: terday. This was soon after the jury had
I been chosen, in the presentation of the case
by Winfred T. Denison. who is assisting
Henry I^. Stimson. special federal prose
[ cutor. Mr. Denison said :
■'We will try to show that these frauds,
by which the government lost many millions
t of dollars, extended over a period of ten
years; that this structure of fraud was not
confined to the docks at Wiliiamsburg, but
permeated the entire business to the office
of the trust in Wall street."
Then he declared that Heike, in indorsing
the checks paid to the government when
he had before him the false weights,
showed guilty knowledge. Mr. Denison did
not go beyond the action of Heike.
The presentation, except In the foregoing
particular, was the same in substance and
form as in the other case, which resulted
in the conviction of former checkers of the
company and the former superintendent of
the docks. Oliver Spitzer. It told in detail
how the scales were tampered with up to
the time of the discovery of the steel
There were several occurrences in the
choice of a jury that put counsel for the
government and for the defence on edge.
The first was a report that one of the
talesmen had been approached, and this
man, upon being excused, was ordered to
appear next Monday. It was said that the
•whole force of Secret Service men had
been put on the case.
Defence Uses Last Challenge.
The next incident occurred when George
T.-eask. a broker, of No. 37 Wall street, one
of the provisional jurors, was examined.
He said his firm owned stock of the com
pany, and that while he had no feeling
against the men on trial he had a strong
dislike for the company. Mr. l^eask went
further. He said he objected to the whole
system of which the defendants were or
had been employes, and also to the methods
employed in bringing them into court.
The government was satisfied with Mr.
I^eask. The counsel for the defence had
one more challenge. He used it up on
Charles E. Bent ley, of No. 555 Broadway.
and Mr. Iveask took his pla°e in the box as
juror No. 4.
In the questions put to the talesmen Mr.
Stimson asked whether they had been "ap
vroached." This was supposed to have
been done as the result of the story of the
juror who was excused, James Tole. presi
dent of Typographical Union No. 6. Not
one of the other men had been "ap
Immediately after motions to dismiss the
indictment had been denied the government
called John J. Viele. acting Deputy Col
lector of Customs, to the stand. . , He gave
the dale of tho arrival of the four cargoes
of raw sugar which figure in the indict
ment, and detailed the system employed by
the government in collecting the duty. The
steamship Olinda, from < 'üba, which ar
rived in April, 1907, was the first to be con
other officials employed in Collector
Lioeb's department were examined regard
ing the proceedings relating to imports, and
then George J. Smyth, acting Surveyor.
who ,vas an noting Deputy Surveyor, was
called to identify records of weights of
the cargoes in the indictment and to tell
of the method of making the returns.
Effort to Eliminate Fraud.
When John B. Stanchtield. counsel for
Heike. took Mr. Smyth in hand under cross
examination he had to explain more fully
the system employed by th« government,
and then Henry F. Cochrane, counsel for
the former checkers. James F. Halligan
and Jean M. Voelker, and who has intimate j
knowledge of the sugar dock conditions,
went at th<= witness.
Did he know that the weighers for the!
company were paid by the weight, and that
the greater the weight the higher their
pay? Did he know that the sugar com
pany's employe? were forbidden to clean
thn scales, and the machinery under the I
platform, thus making the scales wej"h
less than they should? These questions
Mr. Smyth could not answer, and Mr.
Cochrane seemed much pleased.
It was apparent that the defence expect
ed to lay great stress upon the matters
contained in the questions in the cross
examination of Mr. Smyth in an effort to
prove that the low government weights
were not due to fraud. They made the
same effort at the last trial. Mr. Smyth
was the last witness for the day It was
Mid that Richard Parr, who discovered the
steel spring, would be called this morning.
Throughout the day Heike seemed calm,
and was very attentive to the testimony.
James F. Bendernagel, who was cashier of
the Wiliiamsburg plant, and who was dis
missed by the company as soon as he was
indicted, had ag*-d perceptibly since his last
arraignment, when the Jury disagreed.
The accused checker, .lean M. Voelker,
who wa.s ill when the former trial was
called, had to be supported as he entered
the courtroom. Ernest Gerbracht, who .'•at
next to Heike, was the superintendent of
the Wiliiamsburg plant. He. too. was dis
missed by the company when he wa.s in
dicied. Despite the fact that all excepting
Heike were dismissed as soon as charged
with crime by the government, the counsel
for the defence acted as a unit in the case.
Following is the jury:
Ernest D. Terry, president. No. 16 Murray
street, foreman; Robert T. AJbertson, sta
tioner. No. K. Warren street, Percy E. Will
iamson, advertising. No. \M Fifth avenue;
George I,eask, banker. No. 37 Wall street;
Wilfred J. Stone, secretary. No. 5 West 57th
Street; Albert Tarlton, No. 43 West I^6th
street; Joseph R. Malone, cashier, Xo. 208
Fifth avenue, L. Edward Mueller, coal. No.
311 King street: Arthur E. Pettit, manager,
No. 24 Stone street: Walter H. Gantz. jr.,
clerk. No. :-2 Wall sti<-.t John « >. Barnes,
salesman. No. 86 Reade .street, and Charles
E. Luidlaw, jr.. broker. No. 45 Broadway.
American Institute Elects Officers for
the Ensuing Year.
The American Institute of Electrical Ep
gineers n»'ld Its annual meeting last night
in the Engineering .Societies Building. No.
33 West 39th street. The members listened
to the reading of two papers, one by - -
Stone. d<allng technically with "Some De
velopments in Modem Lighting Systems,"
and the other, by John W. HoweU, on
"Metal Filament Kamps."
The following officers were elected for the
ensuing year: President, Professor Dugald
C. Jackson, of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology ; vice-presidents, I*. H- Thomas,
of New, York; H. W. Buck, of New York,
and Professor Morgan Brooks, of the Uni
versity of Illinois; managers, 11. 11. Barnes,
of New York; C. K. Scribner, of Chicago;
W. S. Ruse, of New York, and R. G. Black.
of Toronto; treasurer, George A. Hamilton.
of Elizabeth, N. J. ; secretary. Ralph »W.
Pone, of New York. Mr. Black is the first
Canadian to be made aa onictr of the in
Majority of Republican Con
gressmen Renominated.
Two -thirds of Republicans In
dorse Senator Diek — Op
position in Home City.
Cleveland. May IT— While to-days state
primary election returns have been slow m
coming in. the results so far Indicated rm
that, a mjority of the Republican "repu
lars" in ("ontrrpss have been renominated.
The Democratic delegation in the lower
house was renominated in a body, with the
exception of Representative Too Velle, of
the 4th District, who was not a candidate.
The hard battle that was fought against
Representative E. 1.. Taylor, jr.. in the 12th
District, which includes Columbus, was ap
parently a failure. The returns indicate
bis victory over Prosecuting Attorney Karl
T. Webber, who made his fight on the
ground of Taylor's "regularity" in t'on
gi ess.
A result of the election that was not
wholly expected was the indorsement of
Senator Charles Dick for a return to the
Senate by about two-thirds of the Repub
licans who took part in the primaries. His
name was the only one presented for in
dorsement, but a brisk fight was made
apainst him. In Akron, his home city, a
number of voters wrote in the name of
James R. Garfield in the place of that of
Senator Dick.
In the 7th District Representative J.
Warren Keifer, pronounced "standpatter,"
was renominated by about four hundred
vote:: over Dr. R. H. Huffhey. Dr. Huph
ey's friends had begun a celebration for his
supposed victory when the country districts
revealed a heavy Keifer vote.
W. G. Sharp, Democratic Representative
from the 14th District, was renominated.
The contest between G. J. Chamberlain and
Htintinpton Brown. Republican, was still
uncertain at last returns.
Hugh Buckley, jr.. a former Republican,
was nominated for Congress <;n the Demo
cratic ticket in the 21st District, situated
within the city of Cleveland, on an issue
of the continued leadership In Cleveland <>f
Tom T,. Johnson. Fm-kley was ,i Johnson
man. Representative James i). Oassidy,
Republican, was renominated without op
position. The district is heavily Republi
Ralph D. i'ole. Republican Congressman
from the Bth District, was defeated for a
renominatton by Frank B. Willis, who ran
as an "insurßent."' Cole defended his
course upon the tariff bill, which was the
issue of his campaign. The country dis
trict.-- have been slow to respond, but Wil
lis's apparent majority is about 250. T. C.
Mahon is the Democratic nomine.
In Youngstown. where an exceptionally
bitter attack was made upon the tariff bill.
Representative James Kennedy, a "reg
ular,*' seems to have won handily over his
nearest opponent, W. J. Williams, jr.. who
ran as a pronounced opponent of the tariff
as it now exists. Tha field was split up
amone four Republican candidates for the
nomination. John J. Whit acre was nomi
nated by the Democrats in that district—
the 18th.
W. Aubrey Thomas, who has been known
as a Republican stalwart. w;is renominated
handily in the 19th District over Warren
P. Thomas, who made his campaisrn on his
namesake's' tariff record. Ellsworth R.
Bathrick was named by the Democrats.
The district is ordinarily Republican, but
has been accounted close In hot elections.
in the Democratic 4t!i District .1. H.
Goeke, of Auglaize County, a comparative
newcomer in politics, was nominated by
the Democrats. < '. !•-. Johnson is the Re
publican nominee. This district has never
owned a Republican Congressman, and th<-
Democratic Domination is regarded 1 as
equivalent to election.
In the larger cities the Republican nomi
nees are ••regular' to ;\ man. Nicholas
Ixtrgworth and Herman Goebel, incum
bents from the Cincinnati districts, won
easily, Longworth without opposition. Al
fred G. Allen will oppose Goebel on the
Democratic ticket. Goebel's district Is not
considered the Republican stronghold thai
l^npworth's -the Ist is.
In Cleveland, <*ass=idy and Howland ar»
"regulars." or are so accounted, although
Howland has said that lie may not vote
for the return of .loseph G. Cannon t.> the
Toledo, in the 9th District, has a Demo
cratic and independent Congressman now.
General Isaac Sherwood, and he was re
nr minated.
In the Mb Piftrirt. in the western part
of the state. Representative T. T. Ans
berry was renominated on the Democratic
ticket for a third t^rm. C. P. Roe is the
Republican nominee. The district is Demo
The «ix districts in which there were
no contests foll<'v. ;
Third District— George R. Young (R.);
James M. Cox (D.) (incumbent).
Tenth District- A. R. Johnson (R.) (in
cumbent); Edmund Willis (D.).
Thirteenth Distr' t— J. D. McLaughlin
(R. C. C. Anderson (D.) (incumbent).
Fifteenth District—James Joyce (R.) (in
cumbent): George White (D.).
Seventeenth District — Ammon B. Critch
field (R.): William A. Ashbrook (D.) (in
Twentieth District— Fan] Howlnnd (R.)
(incumbent); William Gordon (D.).
Waldo Transfers 28 Members of
Fire Department.
Two foremen, two assistant foremen,
four engineers of steamers and twenty fire
men of the Fire Department, who had been
enjoying details in the department or easy
assignments, were sent to do fire duty by
< 'ommispioner Waldo yesterday. The cr
ders for this abolishment of the details
were issued last night, and they will go
into effect this morning.
These firemen's salaries aggregated $32.
600. and it is said civilians who will tako
their places can he hired for $j4>.m">. Some
of the jobs that thr-.-e detailed men held
down will be abolished, and the men who
had the derails will }:<> to fill up the deplet
ed companies in the Rockaways and Coney
Refuses to Say Who Shot Him —
Police Suspect "Gophers."
No hope was held out by the physicians
of the New York Hospital last night for the
recovery of George J. Gallagher, known as
"Newhurjc George," and -aid to be a mem
ber of the "Gopher" pang, who was taken
to that institution with two bullet wounds
in his stomach. Despite his serious con
dition he refused to say anything about
the shooting. The police believe that it
occurred in the West 37th street precinct
and was done by come members of the
Patrolman Lynch, of the West 37th street
station, saw Gallagher staggering along on
the arm of a man. . He spoke to Gallagher
and the man was about to tell of tin light
when Gaitagher said "I'll gel you, Marty,
li you squeal." The other man then went
away. According to the police, some of
the gang members threatened to "do up"
Although the Bummer season of travel to
Europe has not yet attained its height,
plans are already under way for winter
tours to warmer climes. Among the moat
important announcements Is that of Frank
<'. (.'lark's charter of the Arabic for his
annual cruise to the Mediterranean and the
Orient, an event that has become a promi
nent feature In the world of travel and
steadily crowing in popularity.
Seven Boilers Wreck Tin Plant
at Canton. Ohio.
One Man Blown Entirely Through
House — Eodies Terribly
Canton. Ohio. May 17.-With a roar that
was heard three miles away, a battery or
seven boiler, at the plant of the American
Slieot and Tin IMate Company exploded
this afternoon, killing thirteen men and
i seriously injuring thirty others. Among tne
i Injured are a half dozen who. it to sam.
will probably die before morning- Others,
physicians say. cannot recover from their
■ injuries.
! The cause of the explosion is at present
unknown. The fireman and the engineer who
were in the boiler room are dead. No one
ielse about the plant who survived the ac
i ident. can give an explanation. One worK
i nan says that he heard three distinct cx
i losions in quick succession. They came
so .lose, however, that it was all over in
a n.in-ne. The force of the concussion was
i errific. The big plant is in such a state
lof ruin as to be practically a total loss.
lA mere, shell of the building is left.
i Identification of the men was difficult be
ca;:se many of them were so mutilated
that even the most intimate friends of the
dead could not recognize the features.
Feads were blown from several bodies.
Arms and letfs were torn from trunKs
Fragments of bodies were blown several
blocks from the scene.
Their were a hundred men at work in
the plant at the time of the accident. Only
c dozen or so escaped some injury. These
nd others who rushed to the plant worked
.croically to rescue the injured from the
ruins, which took fire. The Fire Depart
ment soon extinguished the flames.
The superintendent of the plant put fore
men and other trusted men at work to
night trying to make a list of the dead.
injured at.d missing. The task proved
difficult, because the injured had been
rushed to the three hospitals of the city
and there was nothing to identify them
Members of the bereaved families rushed
frantically to the plant and thence to
hospitals and residences near the ruined
shops in an effort to find a trace of their
leved ones. It was thought at S o'clock
to-night that al! the dead had been re
moved from the debris. Tt was then stated
that so far as known the dead numbered
twenty, but this did not include any who
had died at their homes after removal
from the ruins.'
The body of one man was blown through
a house over seven hundred feet from
the plant. The body entered the house
from the east side and continued in a
straight line through a bedroom and out
the other side of the house to Louis ave
nue. The torso of another man was found
in the garden of a yard about five hundred
feet west of the scene. Arms, legs and
parts of bodies were strewn about the
•For (lod's sake, hit me on the head and
kill me:" cried otic workman to a man
who found him. The injured man had
an arm torn off and a great hole in his
The plant had five mills. All the em
ployes working at mills No?. 1. 2. 3 and 4
were either killed or injured, while the
men in mill No. 5. furthe.-t from the boil
ers, escaped serious injury.
Alderman Objects to Seven for
the Water Department.
Joy riding was one of the topics of dis
cussion at the weekly meeting of the Board
of Aldermen yesterday. The Committee on
Public letting had reported favorably on
a request of Commissioner Thompson of
the Water Department to buy seven auto
mobilea for bis department without the
formalities of public letting, but Alderman
Walsh, the silver tongued orator of the
board, would have it not.
"The Mayor is the law, and he has said
that "the walking is good,' " declared the
alderman. "So W the Commissioner walk."
Alderman Dowling, the majority leader,
tried to pacify Mr. Walsh, saying that the
Democrats had always voted for machines,
and should not change now that some re
formers bad said that automobiles should
go. "The Water Department is a big reve
nue getter." he said, "and should get from
us all the help possible."' The resolution
was lost.
Alderman Potter, representing the bath
house owners at Coney Island, blocked the
passage by unanimous consent of a resolu
tion ratifying the action of th*» Board of
Estimate in appropriating $17f>.o*> t" O r a
municipal bathhouse. The resolution had
to go to committee.
Again President tJresser of Queens tai!e<l
to get an appropriation of $12.«10 for clean
ing the new Queens County Courthouse
A resolution of Alderman Callahan re
questing the Mayor to proclaim June IS, the
day when Colonel Roosevelt arrives from
Europe, a 'legal holiday" for all depart
ments was declared out of order. When the
alderman atnendeu his resolution so as to
read a hoiklay with pay," it went through
with a rush.
And Woman Stopped Unitarian
Speaker Right There.
Chicago. May IT.— The Rev. Bdwin C.
Brown, of Mollne, 111., started a lively de
bate to-day in an address at the annual
Western Unitarian Conference by asserting
that "'all women are liars and telling false
hoods is woman's chief sin."
Two hundred women were attending the
meeting, and Mrs. C. V. Mers»reau stopped
The speaker right there. She declared that
Mr. Brown could not prove his assertion.
He said he would not try. and that ended it.
! Faster, However, Still Is Happy,
Losing Weight Faster than Before.
Dr. OJustave A. Clayer was to ail appear
an»es no gayer yesterday than on the pre
ceding day, when he began an indefinite
fast .f three or four weeks to purify his
body, M.0.l and mind. In the ti»st twenty
four hours ne lost four pounds in weight.
which \i!l .shew a grand average of eighty
four pounds for three weeks, providing he
loses the srtme weight for each day and
1s able to abstain from food that length
of time. If he can hold out lor four weeks
a* this average of weight losing he will
have dropped from the hea\y\\ t i>,ht to the
featherweight class -VSI pounds— having
weighed 23» pounds when be began to fast.
I>r. Gayer said yesterday that he felt
well and huppy in every way. although ex
tremely hungr>. He expected, he said,
that the tirst few days Of tasting would l<t>
t!in hardest on him. He *pent his leisure
tini* in the sun in the yard of Us home.
No. i;;i West Od street, where le steeps ai
iiij-'IH under at: open shed. He said that
Ciear or the. comet had not disturbed Ms
■lumbers In any way hiiil that on the rirsi
bight «>f his fast be slept most reatfully.
In addition to William Jennings Bryan,
■peakera al the dtnn * of the public speak
ing club, to be heW on i'ii. ia> nighl .:( Twr
ian- Qarden, will be n Lafayette-ltevay,
founder of tin- American Ctrle Alliance;
William II Kingsley, chairman ol Urn com
mlttee of managem-nt of the West Side
Youn* Men? Christian Association: Fa trie*
Francis Murphy. Henry Clews and A?>
ant District Attorney Frank Moss. Public
speaking will be the geneial theme or me
President Mltchel of the Board of Alder
men has appointed Edward F. Boy!- as
chief examiner In his office, at $5,000 a ye*r
This Is one of the five places recently es
tablished In the office of the President of
th* Board in order to help him in making
independent Investigations of matters that
come before the board. Boyle has been for
some years the chief examiner in the or
fice of the Commissioner of Accounts, at
$4,000 a year.
Sunrise. 4:43; sunset, 7:13; moon sets. 2:22;
moon's age, 9.
Sandy Hook 3:28 4;1O
Governor's island *'"£ *'*n
Hell Gate V^ 5:3 ® *™
The Bluecher. reported as 393 miles east tof
Sandy Hook at 8:30 a m yesterday. U expected
to dock about noon to-day. .
The Deutschland. reported as 775 miles east oi
Sandy Hook at 12:50 a m yesterday. Is expected
to dock about noon to-day. , .
The Majestic, reported as 730 miles east o.
Sandy Hook at 5:15 a m yesterday. 1* «*£ ccted
to dock late to-night or Thursday forenoon.
Vessel From. Line.
•Deutschland Hamburg. May .Hamb-Am
•Farlma St Thomas, May 13 Q' I *^
•Saratoga Havana May 15. ...... •■ *™
<t ... Naples. May 4 White star
Alberta Palermo. May 2 — ■
Swanley Navarik. April 30 -
Buffalo Rotterdam, May 1 — — —
Clan M' lver Gibraltar. May 3 ..-
Matteawan Lisbon. May 3 • • ■
Nueces Galveston. May "•••" M » 11 '? I
Bluecber .Hamburg. May 8... Ham A , m .
Germania Naples. May 5. R,fL,oi
Bristol City Swansea. May 4 Bristol
• Majestic . . Southampton. May ll.^'h Star
•Advance Cristobal. May 12 Panama
Barbarossa Genoa, May 5 N G J' ! ,°*
Idaho ■Hull. May 5 l2*K
Rio Grande Galveston. May 13 Mallory
•Alberta Oran. May 8 Aust-Ara
•Zacaca Colon. May 13 . . United Fruit
•Crn of Granada. Trinidad. May 11 Trinidad
St Andrew Antwerp. May 6 Phoenix
Penna Hull, May 5
Kathinka Baracoa, May 14 ■
Xl < -id New Orleans. May 15. . -So Pac
•Brings mail.
Mall Vessel
Vessel. For. Line. closes. sails.
Lusitania, Liverpool, Cunard.. 5:30 am P:lO«n>
Oceanic. Southampton. W 10:30 am 2:00 p m
Q Alexandra? Argentina. ■ 7:<»>ain -
Kfrmuflian. Bermuda, Quebec *:<)•• m 10:00 a m
Cherokee. Turk's Isl'd. < Hyde. 10:00 a m 12:0O m
Korona, St Thomas, Quebec.. 10:30 a m
Colon. Cristobal, Panama. . . .11 -JO a m 3:00 m
Gr*f Waldersee. Hambg. HA 2:00 P m
Verona, Naples. Italian
Argentina. Naples. Austrian..
Conianche, Jacksonville, Clyde 1 :00 p m
Colorado. Galveston. Maliory. 1 00 p in
Alamo. Tampa. • Mallory l:<<»pm
Orotava. Bermuda. R M S P. •»:■•<> a m
Camagruey. Santiago. "Ward... 12:00 m
Comus, New Orleans". So Par. 12:00 m
Gr Kurf tirst. Bremen. N G L 7:00 am 10:00 a m
U Provence, Havre, French.. 7:tfOam 10:00 a m
Merida. Havana. Ward 9:00 am 12:00 m
Alleghany. Hayti. Hamb-Am. 9:0O a m 11 :0»» a m
Metapan. Jamaica, VF C 0... 9:30 a m 12:«> m i
Cristobal. Cristobal, Panama.ll :30 a m 3:O> pm ;
Carpathia. Naples. Cunard . 12:00 m ,
Lombardia. Naples, 1-e Yeloc* 12:0O m
C of Savannah. Savannah. Say 3:00 p m
Vasarl. South Brazil. 1. & H. 9:00 a m 12:30 pra
Westfalen, St Kitts. 9:0» a m 12 00 m
Pr WHlem IV. Hayti. R Dch.ll :00 am l:0Opm
BI Prince. Rio Janeiro. Princel2:oo m 3:*»pm
Seguranca, Nassau, Ward .... 12:Oo m 3:«Opm
Apache, Jacksonville, Clyde.. l:0Opm
Close In N. T. ;
Destination and steamer. P.M.
Hawaii. Japan. Corea. China (via
San Francisco)— May 19. 6:30 I
Japan. Corea China. Philippine Isl
ands (via Vancouver) — Empress of
China May 20. 6:30
Hawaii (via San Francisco* — Lur
line May 20. 6:30
gamoan Islands, New Zealand. Aus
tralia (via ban Francisco)— Century.May 22, 6:30
; Port of New York, Tuesday. May 17,
1910. ;
Steamer El Dla. Galveston May 11. to th*
Southern Pacific Co. with mdse. Left Quaran
tine at 8 a m.
Steamer city of Savannah. Savannah May 14.
i to the Ocean Ss Co. with passengers and n:d.««r.
Left Quarantine at 5:20 a m.
Steamer Delaware. Georgetown. S C. May 12
land Wilmington. N C, 14, to the Clyde s.« Co.
j with mdse. Left Quarantine at 6:27 a m.
Steamer Furnessia «Br>, Glasgow and Movlll*
| May 7. to Henderson Bros, with 292 cabin and
3>>3 steerage passengers and mdse. Arrived at
the Bar at 1:17 a m
Steamer Bertha iNor). Port Antonio May 11.
.o the Cuneo Importing Co. with fruit, Arrived
at the Bar at 1:30 a m.
Steamer Niagara tKr>. Havre May 7. to the
Compagnie t?«"neral* Transat (antique, with 113
cabin and fi2S steerage passengers and mdse.
Arrived at the Bar at 3:30 am.
Steamer Kronprinzessln Cecill* <Oerl. Bremen ;
May 10. Southampton and Cherbourg 11. to O»l
riohs * ('o, with 410 cabin and «7<« steorag*
passengers, mails and i nidse. Arrived at the \
Bar at .V 4."> a m.
Steamer City of Everett. Montreal May 11.
to Philip Ruprecht, in ballast. Arrived at the
Bar at 11 a m.
Steamer Ikala ißr>. Plsagisa March 10.
Junln April I, Montevideo 10 and St Tin 'a
May 9. to W R Grac« & Co. »lth nttrate of;
soda. Arrived at the Bar at 11:3O a m. i
Steamer Frankdale iR>->. Swansea May 4. M
Howard Houlder & Partners, with mds>e. Ar
rived at the Bar at S:3O a m.
Steamer Prlnz Joachim 'Ger>. Port T.imon
May 0. Colon 10. Kingston 12 and Fortune j
Inland 1". to the Hamburg-American Line. I
with 70 passengers, mails and mdse. Arrived j
at the Bar at «:37 a m.
Steamer Hellig Olav fDan>. Copenhagen
May S. Christtania and Christiansand 7. tr»
Funch. Edye & Co. with 1 <S7 cabin and ' <;«7
steerage passengers and mdse. Arrived at the i
Bar at 3:30 p m. <
Steamer Martha Washington iAu*t>. Trieste
April 30. Patras May 2, Palermo 4 and Algiers
«. to Phelps Bros & Co. with 332 cabin and .-►.".s>
steerage passengers and mdse. Arrived at the
Bar at 10:2"> pm. 16th. . S
Steamer Princess Anne. Newport News and
Norfolk, to the Old Dominion S« Co. with pas
sengers and mdse. I.eft Quarantine at "J :ii> !
p m.
Steamer Richmond. Georgetown. S c. three
days, to the Atlantic Coast Lumber Corpora
| tion. Left Quarantine at 11:30 a ni.
Steamer Apache, Jacksonville May 14 and
Charleston I.V to the Clyde >■ <>>. with (Hss*i»
gers and mdi». I^>ft Quarantine at «:ir>' r m
Steamer Nueces. Galveston May 11 and Key
West 14. to the Mallory Ss Co. with passengers
and mdse. Left Quarantine at 5:37 p m.
Steamers Drumcondra ißrt, Montevideo; Uv
ingstone (N*or>, Perth Ambojr; TlSel.pj, <Nor>.
Havana; la ware <Br. tank). Plymouth; Noor
dam (Dutch). Rotterdam; Kaiser WJlhelm <!er
Grosse «Ger>. Bremen; Kasenga ißr), Hong
Kong: Mohawk. Charleston ana JaeWsonviile
Virginia iltal). Naples; Sannio (Ital>. Phila
delphia; Alba, Galveston; City of Savannah.
Savannah; Monroe. Norfolk and Newport News-
I Manna Ilala. Baltimore; Pawnee. Philadelphia.
Genoa. May 13— Florida (Ital). New York via !
Naples; Larlo (Ital>. New. York and Bos i
ton. - ; ,■ -- \ I
Palermo. May t4— Perugia (Br). New York !
Montevideo. May 14— Verdi (Br). New York !
via Uio -iv Janeiro.
NapI r.h., Ma ! y^, l<V> 5 N ew^rl a ° rmln * «*
Philadelphia an 4 New York
I'lVeY^'-v,aJI ' IVe Y^'-v,a Ja F > i.nLL^ aUretania Bri ' "~
"•W'ffiSf* <Br) - New Tor k vial
River Plate. May 17- 1. .■,! (T r ,Br>. New York '<
for Buenos Ayr --t and Kosarl.. !
rorl via a M^wV 7 - A * kehall tßr> - *~ To '
Shanghai. May Kaiama <Br). New York '
via Sahang and Hong Kong V k '
Ma "l ; a^ ~ PatrU WililOl New York far '.
l.i.bon. May ff-Jfinrilisslj ( it» >. N> w York
hcv! le. May 13-ltusbciaa »Hr». Nei- York
B«-rdcans. May 14- St LMPrtci (Fr) viw York
i-arMd-.s i. May 15 Tennyson . Hr) (from s'anto.
and Rio de J*neln.t. N> w York cantos
Fantos May IB— Camoena (Helc) V«» v».i,
St MlcnmeU, May UV-Trent * r > ,fTom Jou.h
amptcn*. Barbados. ,on! «c! 2)ul s%
BOUt £3n P J5i TS-2' 22L2 m Pre-Wen, I in- !
Nww York' Hamburg and Boulostu). «
Liven «h.|. May 17— Carmanla (Br) N>w York
la Queenatown, /- rw * crK
1 3 !-^ 5'5 ' "'**"*& \c.er X N.w
G ' b ?or a pon MSM Sa 3 ; d . 17 - KWM>tlw *<>> >*■ To rk
"Ha i -r-
We court investigation tf\
our Spring suits. |
You to be Judge and Jury
\\Y p !i)!H(I you that K.
diet must be rendered o» jbK
f acton- wear — not onjy
wear of the cloth, but the ]m,
ing of the style.
There is no Statute of I_n-J
tat ions, and if your verr]j<7j
against us— your money It*
Where's the custom tjJ
who will say that I
Boys! Your Bargain! ,
Long stockings; fast black,
double soles, spliced heel and
toe. yi
2 pairs for 25c.
Rogers Peet & Compajt^
Three Broadway Stores r '
at at • „ ■
Warren st. 13th st. 34ti-
FMPIRP B*wav arid 40th St. kXaaU
ulVirinC Mats. To-day and Sat. Mi
la T. W. Robertson's 4^ A OT m
Famous Comedy. \*f yA O I C
dA R R I P V 35th St.. nr. B' way. Ets. «•&
UMnniUr\ Mats. To-dar and S*L.:di
In a New Comedy by A. E. THOMAi
I YPFIIM B'wpy and 43th St. At?:»
L. I btUKI Mats Th ur9 . and Sat. 2:«
Pharfae Pharra A melodramatic eo=e&
Cnarles ynsrrj -the spxtfim.*
HUDSON w 44th ?t nr B '>■• EvwAtt
nUJOUII Mats .d ay A Sat. at tli
The Spendthrift B
PRITFRIfiN B- way A 44rh St. Ere.! 51
UnllCniUiX Mat . .Saturday Only, tli
■A* trader as tittle I.oril Fannt!m»
KNICKERBOCKER BT way. 38th St Ets.sl:l
MiIUHLIIUUUM.iI Mat" T^ay amUai]
MATS. WED * SAT. (TTiis - juiinl
"Don't ml" It at any ro>t ' Eve Ssa.-
The Fantastical jH£ il 0 AltillC
JUwiral remedy, lilt AnLAUIAD
I i
I'H.IRI B8 DIM.I>CIHA.M-S [ yfoat;<mtrj
pi ORP B'way * -ttfth St. | and 'tow
UL.UDI- Last 3 Weeks. Ifa THE fIU
Eves. < i.VMaf Sat. at 2:15. ' Mi
J-a«.t A yizht* "MADA3II!: X" Tht» «*•«*
Matinee To-day. / HENRY W. SA7AC2
Best Seats ?!.."»i>. ! offers m^
The World* Greatest Musical Corarij. :
3 TWINS fssss.
IflC WCQCD'O Bway and 29th. E»f. »:3
due tttoLno iiTHFrf
Matinee To-day. II i nn. M.M.-w i
Best Heats $1.00. "I By Edward Lee'«i» 1
Entire Block. «th Are.. 43rd to 44tSt ['3P*j I
Daily Mat. 2 Best Seats $1. Ev«-. 8. 3Se.M|
Entire Circus by I A Tup .Eailetofi M*>l
CO I.ittT<» V»<- r -.- jto Japan ' Jew»l» Ititgg.
Broadway. 47. By Ev « 13. Mt.Tod3T»*'-' s | j
v^V'Tlie Jolly Baciißiors""'lonig|
BUOI. B-y & 30. Ev.8:20. M»t.T<?dar. •* I
Cyril Scott \ k 2 s The Lottery *■ I
I CASXXO. B*r & 39. Ev.S:ts. -••*».• J
SSS^-fti Chocolate Sole ■•
lIVRIC. 42«1. "W. of B'wav Mat.T»-<ia. rl /*
HACSTETT. 42d. West of B way. E" s^;^
OmtMl nay. TUE PITY Mar f
j JMe Oi ! T :
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i N'A ZIMOVAS Last 2 Wks. 'is*!!
I Mmliif Elllott'o. 3S m : *»*j
Madison Square Gar*
Real Estate and
Ideal Homes Sho^
tldealt Ideal Homes OBCJ® 11 --
In S« Vmm. -- —^jT*
ACADEMY OF «rSJC. Prices :5c w,i
I Mats. _To-<; a ■/ a Sat. «i t !'-v'"nl^^rS|! '- v '" nl^^rS|
\Va«ack : »."i:v.S:ia. Mata. To-day *5*5 * " ,►,
i: : . l*mm™Aius Smi!^
I Adi nuiii v fsm**» iff
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COKEY ISL.VND-S < sß& iJ I! 2| f|
TUVp Iron >t**»b*>a t *- J-- .^
Everything New But Th* Cc-
THOMPSON * dcno^"*J ,**
thk moon tam<m - n*»— , MVt
Keith JsTiToctoW K»ihK*« | „ •■
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