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Law Enforcement Lax. Says Re
port of Research Committee.
State and City Departments and
Various Business Interests
Held Responsible.
The research committee of the Commit
tee of Fourteen issued yesterday a com
prehensive report on "The Social Evil in
New York City." It is a study of law
enforcement. It is not cheerful reading.
There has been some decrease In the num
ber of disorderly houses, the report says,
but enforcement of laws is still lax.
The responsibility is distributed among
eight departments, the committee says, in
cluding the two state departments of Ex
cise and Labor, one state commission—Pro
bation—and five city departments, includ
ing Tenement. Buildings, Health, Licenses
and Correction. The committee points out:
"We have been unable to learn that any
conferences are iield looking toward some
uniform enforcement of laws or that any
effort is being made to co-ordinate the
work, even where two or more agencies are
charged with the enforcement of the same
It is suggested in the report that the
Mayor appoint an unsalaried commission
cy the social evil here and propose
In regard to the business interests ln
yolved the report says.
The prostitute, if she succeeds In getting
her patron to buy drinks, earns a profit
for the brewer; if she uses a Raines law
hotel she divides rental with the proprietor,
and if she frequents a dance hall she pays
her way. She also earns money for the
telephone company and messenger service.
for these are used extensively by her at
night. The amount she earns must cover
most of these items or she cannot be a
successful prostitute in New York City,
and It is with the knowledge, if not the di
rect connivance, of these various business
interests - that she conducts her business.
It is not the "demand and supply" which
makes the public tolerate this abnormal,
artificially stimulated vice situation, but
the business interests and political ex
pediency—things which we are learning are
undermining political freedom and economic
independence, as well as menacing the
moral integrity of men, women and chil
We have to deal. then, with vice as a
business, conducted for profit, with various
beneficiaries" in all -walks oi life, rather
than what is termed "demand and supply.
This latter is so distorted and so abnormal
In its appeal, due to some of the efforts
to secure larger financial returns, that it is
doubted if those most hopeless about im
provements would care to use this as an
excuse for doing nothing were the real situ
ation known.
The existence of "white slave" conditions
Is made manifest as follows:
Prostitution as carried on In New York
requires the services of procurers and pro
tectors. These secure women, protect them
while at work and help them to avoid pun
ishment and evade serving sentences. Im
moral women are considered to be without
caste in their profession if they work alone,
and are quickly arrested. Street ganss. po
litical, social and athletic clubs bear a close
relation to this system. The records of 152
seduction cases show thai 7?. per cent
w*re discharged. Two cases have been
brought under the compulsory prostitution
laws since their passage and none under
compulsory marriage. Vagrancy and dis
orderly conduct laws are largely used to
deal with the "cad^t." Of 265 men tried
on these charges .51.9 per cent were dis
charged. 44 per cent sent to the work
house. 15.9 per cent fined and 6.4 p<»r cent
were released on probation or good be
havior bonds. One-third of those sent to
the workhouse served their full time.
The investigation was made by George J.
Kneeland. Frederick H. Whit in and a num
ber of others.
A probation system is recommended, with
a chief probation officer, as an enforcing
and controlling agency, co-ordinated and
having complete, adequate and accurate
records and means of identification, proba
tion officers to be civilians and not police
Minor Changes Made for the Good of
Service. Explains Baker.
Commisfioner Baker, assigning no reason
save the conventional "good of the service,"
made tome shifts in the Police Department
yeFterday. He sent Captam John W. Cot
treU from the Leonard street station to the
Q-jeensboro Bridge and Captain Jacob
Brown from the Queenshoro Bridge to the
command of Traffic Squad A, housed In the
City Hall.
Lieutenant Joseph O'Connor was made
an acting captain and put in command
at l>eonaxd street, and Lieutenant Martin
Corbett. who as an acting captain has
been in command of Traffic Squad A, was
seat back to duty as a lieutenant In that
Aft»r th« department had been wonder-
Ing all day what the transfers meant news
cf others leaked out last night. Captain
Naughton. of the Alexander avenue sta
tion, over whose head a raid was made by
Inspector Ru?6ell about ten days ago. went
'to Kingsbridge. Captain Reidy. who has
been In poor health, went from Kings
bridjre to Bushwick avenue, Brooklyn,
which Is nearer to his home, and Captain
Jam*»p A. Poet was sent from Bushwl^k
avenue to Alexander avenue, which he for
merly commanded.
Justice Greenbsrum issued a writ of ha
beas corpus yesterday for Mrs. Fannie F.
Miller, who Is In Ludlow Street Jail for
contempt of court. Mrs. Miller was com
mitted by Surrogate Thomas for failing to
pay George C. McGague $5,000 in liquida
tion of a Judgment against the estate of
James W. Miller, of which Mrs. Miller was
the executrix. Counsel for the woman
contended that the section of the code un
der which the order to her was issued was
unconetl t utJ onai.
The hearing on the proposed deep press
■n tunnel to carry the Catskill water to
Brooklyn. Queens and Richmond, which
had been announced for Tuesday night, has
been postponed a week. The hearing will
re before the select committee of the Board
of Estimate in the Council Chamber in toe
City Hall at S p. m. on June 7.
will f cfl tb«
European Columns
of ti.«
New- York Tribune
a reliable guide to the best
shops, hotels and resorts.
Consult These Columns
Before Sailing
end much valuable time will
be S2\ed for sightseeing.
Part To Be Placed Abroad —
Other Foreign Negotiations.
A special meeting of the stockholders of
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
Company is to be called for some date tow
ard the. end of July to authorize an issue
of 51i5.000.000 consolidated thirty-year 6 per
cent gold bonds, already approved by the
directors. The bonds. It is said, will be
dated April 1, 1910. It Is understood that
the $10,000,000 bonas. negotiations for the sale
of which in Europe have been in progress
for several weeks, will be part of the pro
posed new $125,000,000 issue, and that th©
Issuance of no additional amount is in Im
mediate contemplation by the management.
Improvements recently authorized by the
directors call for the expenditure of about
$5,500.000. of which nearly one-half will be
used in purchasing new equipment.
Negotiations have been begun, it is
learned from good sources, for the sale to
Berlin bankers of an issue of $10,000,000 or
more of Southern Pacific terminal bonds.
American securities of an aggregate par
value of $108,500,000 have been sold In
Europe within a few weeks and negotia
tions for placing abroad further issues for
many millions are reported. Among tile
probable new applicants for foreign capi
tal are the Hill and Gould railroad systems,
the 'Frisco and the New York Central.
Picks Two Deputy Chiefs from
Top of Civil Service List.
Fire Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo
announced last night that at 10 o'clock this
morning he would appoint two deputy fire
chiefs, the two lucky ones being Battalion
Chiefs Patrick Maher and William T.
Beggin. It was announced that Fire Chief
Croker had recommended the appointments
and It Is in this assertion that interest lies,
for It has long been an open secret that
Chief Ooker was bitterly opposed to Chief
The appointments of the new deputy
chiefs to be made by the Commissioner to
day are taken as a result of the Mayor's
demand that politics be eliminated from
Fire Department appointments. The places
which Chiefs Beggin and Maher will fill
are those vacated by Deputy Chiefs' Duane
and Duffy, who left the department on
pensions in January .and February, re
spectively. Both Beggin and Maher entered
the department twenty-four years ago and
have been battalion chiefs seven years.
Chemical Plant Destroyed at Niagara
Falls and Lumber Mill at Elmira.
Nip-para Falls. N. V.. May 27— The plant
of the Hooker Development Company, one
of the largest chemical concerns in this
country, was destroyed by lire early to
day. The loss is 5400.000.
Elmlra, Iff. V.. May 27— The Dean dum
ber Company's plant was destroyed by fire
»his morning. The loss is estimated at $10,
000, partly insured. On the way to the fire
a hose wagon was struck by a fast Lacka
wanna passenger train. No. 7, at the Madi
son avenue crossing. Both horses were
killed outright. The drivers were hurled
many feet from their seats, but miraculous
ly escaped serious Injury.
Court Puzzled by Jury's Recommenda
tion to Mercy.
In sentencing Morris Kramer, convicted
of burglary in the first degree, to "r.ot less
than twenty years and not more than life"
in state prison Judge Malone, in General
Sessions, yesterday gently re;>rimanded the
jury which convicted Kramer and read
a warning to other fc-tmtnale of his type.
Kramer is nineteen years old and an ex
convict. With Samuel Rosen he was caugnt
after breaking into the home of Max
Salett. at No. 24 Attorney street, on the
night of April 28. Rosen was sentenced
to thirty years at hard labor in Sing Sing.
"The reason which actuates a jury to
recommend mercy for a person convicted
of burglary in the first degree," said Judge
Malone. 'I cannot understand. The thought
of a burglar in the home in the stillness
of the night, armed and determined to kill
if necessary, is like the clang of the fire
bell in the night time."
Tony Damlnico and Petro Lauto. two
other convicted burglars, were sentenced to
from five to eight years and from eight to
sixteen years, respectively.
Abraham Jaffe. a junk dealer, of No. 61
Montgomery street, was sentenced to from
five to nine years.
But Goes Back to Tombs for Trial on
New Charge.
Rene Gypsy Gordon, who is known In
Chinatown as "The Gypsy Queen." was ac
quitted yesterday by the jury before which
she had been on trial for several days
under an indictment charging her with
abducting Bessio Baker and harboring her
at No. 11 P*!l street for immoral purposes.
Members of the jury said after the verdict
was rendered that they did not believe
the girl was under eighteen years of age. in
the face of her sworn statement tw-o years
ago when obtaining a marriage license
that she was eighteen years old at that
The defendant was remanded to the
Tombs to await trial on a similar indict
ment, in which Marcella Feaure, a seven
ten-year-old girl of Easton, Perm., is the
complaining witness.
Charge Against J. M. Fisk Dismissed
When Police Sergeant Testifies.
Because of the contradictory testimony
of Police Serjeant Charles A. Becker Mas
istrate . Corrigan dismissed a charge of
grand larceny yesterday acainst J. M. Fisk.
of the bankrupt firm of J. M Fisk & Co.
Becker denied that he had ever dealt in
stocks on margin until a Utter to the firm
was produced In which he inclosed certain
Stock to be used as margin.
Fisk's partner, Arthur C. Sherwood, was
Included In Becker's charge that he had
sent J. M. Fisk & Co. ten shares of Third
Avenue Railroad stock, which he had not
been able to recover.
•"If you hold theso two defendants on the
chargt- of gran<! larceny you will have to
bold P.f-cker for perjury," said Magistrate
• 'orrigan to Assistant District Attorney
Fisk was t!i«»n discharged and Fhrrwood
was re!<»as«-"l on parolr- for examination
on June 1.
Pennsylvania Resumes Publication
After Lapse of Years.
To meet the requests and demands Of Its
patrons, the Pennsylvania Railroad, after a
lap^e of several years, baa resumed the
issuance of Us summer excursion book.
it is printed la magazine form, and con
tains three hundred pases of valuable In
formation fcr summer tourists.
A large Bap in the opening pages shows
clearly all the cummer resorts «ast of a
line drawn from i'o!umius, Ohio, to the
western end of South Carolina, and the
railroad divisions reaching them.
The contents of the book treat of the
various summer resorts in the area de
scribed, giving the- different points of In
terest and general information.
Conference with Him Follows
Plea of Guilty by Three.
Government Case Tentatively
Closed — Jurors Get Lecture
on How to Behave.
Oliver Spltzer. pardoned because of his
sugar fraud confession, was closeted with
counsel for the government yesterday for «
long time. This was after three of the six
men on trial for conspiracy- to defraud the
government out of customs duties on sugar
weighed at the Havemeyer & Elder refinery
docks in Williamsburg had pleaded guilty.
Spitzer had more to tell. There are other
relations between the government and the
sugar companies beside the weighing of
stock. The former convict and former su
perintendent of the Williamsburg docks was
a handy man in all the dealings of the vast
business with the customs service.
The introduction of the name of James
Vail, former Deputy Surveyor in charge of
the weighing division of the Custom House,
caused considerable comment. It came
when a former assistant customs weigher
was recalled to the stand. Vail wa? dropped
from the service, but no charges were ever
made against him. The explanation given
for his removal at the time was that ne
should have known of the frauds and have
prevented them, although he was not held
to have had any such knowledge.
When the government had made a ten
tative close of its case yesterday morning
Judge Martin dismissed the Jury until Tues
day. He gave it a lecture on what an un
biassed jury should concern itself with
when not under restraint on a long recess.
No discussions should be engaged in with
friends or strangers about the case. TVhc'i
the court had finished the jurors left the
room with eagerness. They did not know
what was coming.
Thr«e Make Pica of Guilty.
Henry F. Cochrane, one of the counsel
for the defence, got up and asked for leave
to change the plea of not guilty to guilty
on one count in the Indictment for Harry
Walker, who was Spitzer's assistant on the
docks ; Jean M. Voelker and Jadfes F. Hal-
Hgan, former checkers. Henry L. Stimson,
the special prosecutor for the government,
objected. He wanted the plea to go for the
whole indictment. Mr. Cochrane consented.
The plea was then accepted and the three
men were paroled !n custody of their coun
sel until next week.
That had all been arranged at a confer
ence between counsel and the court. The
government's case was left open until Tues
day, so that it would be at liberty to put
other witnesses on the stand If more evi
dence should develop in the moan time from
the further confession of Spitzer or from
confessions of other men.
It was another fight against Charles R.
Heike, secretary of the American Sugar Re
fining Company, before. the conference and
adjournment. With the three men elimi
nated there remained as defendants Mr.
Heike, Ernest Gerbracht, former superin
tendent of the Havemeyer & Elder refinery,
and James F. Bendernage], former cashier
of that plant, about whose guilt the jury at
the trial last December disagreed.
The day began with the introduction of
more letters from the letter books of the
secretary. They were introduced to show
how carefully the weights of cargoes were
scrutinized by Mr. Heikr. One to Ger
bracht complained of a loss in the refinery
■vy^'ght, compared with the invoice we'ght. of
Cj4 per cent, while the gain in the customs
weight, compared with the refinery weight,
was 3 6-10 per cent. This paragraph fol
lowed :
"We can understand that there may have
)een a reason why the Custom House weight
can fal! short from the invoice weight,
which in this instance is a littlo lr-^s than
2 per cent, but it is not apparent why the
refinery weight shauld again be 3 6-10
lower than the Custom House weight, .-1
though the cargo has been in store for
four months."
Letters Give Inside Views.
Another letter was from Gerbracht in an
swer to a complaint from W A. Havemeyer
forwarded by Mr. Heflce. Mr. Havemeyer
had said that certain half barrels shipped
from the refinery were from one to two
pounds short. Mr. Gerbracht said that it
could be accounted for only by the fact th?t
the receptacles were made of green stock
and had dried out. He closed as follows:
"I can assure you that although we weigh
close we never deliberately weigh short, and
If 120 barrels were 119 pounds short, that
would be deliberate short weighing, and
that we do not do. It can only be, as I
said before, that the barrels dried out."
The reading of the letters had a drowsy
effect on the jury, but the prosecution de
pends upon the communicatl'-ns largely to
show knowledge by Mr. Hiike of every
phase of the weighing situation. The coun
sel for the government offered in evidence
twehe Custom H^use checks with Mr.
Heike'a Indorsement. These checks were
for excess duty paid by the company befoiv.
the cargoes were weighed. The govern
ment believes that th--se establish still fur
ther knowledge of The short weighing on
the docks, as, they contend, scrutiny of the
government weights must have preceded the
Indorsement for deposit.
Ephraim Japha. a weigher, who had testi
fied before, was recalled to tell of his pres
ence on the docks when the cargo of the
Stratheyre was being unloaded. He said ha
was there on November IS. two days be
fore the raid made by Richard Parr, and
that he saw James Vail, then a Deputy Sur
veyor, nn the docks. It was the cargo of
the- Stratheyre that was beins weighed when
Parr discovered' the steel spring.
It was said last evening that a confes
sion had been made that might open up n
phase of tlie sugar business in its relation
ship with the government that would be ut
aa great Importance h.s the weighing for
the imposition of tlie tariff duties. M r .
Stimson and Wlntred T. Denison, Assistant
I'nited States Attorney General, left the
city yesterday to be gone until Tuesday.
Weeping in Court. She Claims Descent
from French King.
On a charge of arson Mrs. Elolse A.COBta
Greene was held In $5,000 bail for the grand
Jury yesterday by Magistrate Dooley. in the
Adatna street court. Brooklyn. Mrs. Greene,
a woman of culture, wpt when arraigned.
She said she was a direct descendant of
Kins Henry of Navarre. She is the daugh
ter of a physician.
Mrs. Greene's troubles began when Tliom
as P. Brophy, Acting Fire Marshal of
Brooklyn, l ie (amc suspicious of a lire on,
the night of March 16 In her cottage, at
So. &>S Artryke Road, Flatbush. He made
an investigation mid tbe arrest of Mrs.
Greesie followed. Rudolph Witteman, a
r. hi estate dealer of Kiat.iush. Furnished
her bail, which "as renewed yesterday.
Commissioner Edwards Of the Depart
ment of Street Cleaning has offered ■ silver
cup to the division of his "white wines"
that makes the best military appearance
in the annual parade of the department
on June 3. Colonel Appltton. Colonel McAl
pin mid Major London will be the judges.
The Brooklyn battalion, which won tin- cup
last year, will have the right of line in the
parade, which Will be in Fifth avenue from
sSth street to the Washington Arch. About
forty-flve hundred men will be in Una.
E. M. Shepard Back with News
— A Chicagoan's Quick Trip.
W. J. Chalmers, of Chicago, who spent
$1,000 for special transportation between
Carlsbad and Queenstown to oatch the
Cunarder Mauretania, in the hope of Ret
ting to tho bedside of his deuchter. Mrs.
Herman Williams, Jr., arrived here on the
fast liner on Thursday night too late to
get ashore. Mr. and Mrs. "-halmcrd did
not land until yesterday, when the Mau.-«
tai.ia came up to her pier, but they had
assurances that their daughter, who had
undegone an operation, was on the road to
recovery- They had been advised of her
condition by wireless throughout the trip
from Queenstown and left this city yester
day on the Twentieth Century Limited for
Edward M. Shepard, of Brooklyn, who
has been abroad for several months, was
one of the Mauretania's passengers. He
said on© of the things that Impressed him
during his stay in England was the inter
est the Englishmen had taJten in the. admm
tration of Mayor Gaynor. He said the Eng
lish people had followed the political situ
ation in this city with close attention, and
that the consensus of opinion was that
Mayor Gaynor was an able man and was
giving a splendid administration.
Sir William H. White, who has taken a
prominent part in the building of British
warships, came over on th« Mauretania on
private business. He said he had never
seen more sincere mourning anywhere than
that which was displayed by the people
of Great Britain over the death of King
Edward. He cited an incident, which oc
curred in the throng along the route of the
funeral. "A policeman pushed a man aside
roughly." said Sir William, "and as the
King's body passed by the man pointed to
it and remarked, 'He never treated us in
such a manner." "
Others on the Mauretania were Miss
Gussie Hall, a singer, who comes here
under the management of the Shuberts;
J. J. Van Alen, Captain H. E. Cory, Gas
pard Farrer, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Jameson
and W. J. Inglis.
Woman Financier's Son Wires
He'll Come to Assist Mother.
The reports from Dallas, Tex., that E. H.
R. Green, son of Hetty Green and presi
dent of the Texas Midland Railroad, was
closing up his business affair? in that state
preparatory to coming to New York to as
sist his mother In the manasement of her
financial affairs, were confirmed in dis
patches received in Wall Street yesterday
from Mr. Green himself. It could not be
learned, however, whether Mr. Green would
make his permanent headquarters in this
city, or whether he would continue to make
Texas his home and make frequent trips
here to assist his mother.
Mrs. Green, who is regarded as the ablest
business woman in America, is now sev
enty-five years old. She has always ap
peared fully capable of taking care of her
own affairs, and for this reason the an
nouncement that her son was coming to aid
her caused some comment in the financial
district, although it was not entirely unex
pected by a few close friends of the woman
financier, who have recognized the fact
that she was becoming too well advanced
in years to carry single handed the burden
imposed by the management of her Im
mense fortune, estimated at $7'\<JOO,ooo.
Rockaway Boatman Said He Had Been
True When .Kin Deserted.
Frederick W. Miller, an eccentric old re
cluse, who disappeared on the night of
April 20, 190S, from his houseboat off Rock
away Park, left all his fortune, estimated
at $100,000. to his only friend, James P.
TosfnL In his will Miller snid that when
his kin had deserted him Tosini had re
mained faithful. The document was ad
mitted to probate yesterday by Surrogate
Ketcham in Brooklyn.
Mrs. Mary Lanz. a sister of Miller, con
tested the probate of the will. She main
tained there was no legal proof of her
brother's death, and had detectives search
ing all over the country for him. Surro
gate Ketcham declared the circumstances
pointed to the death of Miller.
Miller was well known in the Rock
awaya. With his dog as his sole com
panim. he spent most of his time in the
houseboat. On the night he disappeared a
great storm raged along the beach. He
started to row to his home, heedless of the
protests of veteran boatmen.
The Lorna Doone Carries Furniture
for Missionary's New Hospital.
Boston, May 27.— The little missionary
schooner Lorna Doone, freighted heavily
with k. cargo of supplies of various kinds,
sailed out of the harbor last night, bound
for the northern shores of Labrador, the
field of Dr. W. T. Grenfells endeavors. Be
sides supplies, the ship carried furniture
for Dr. Grenfell's new hospital.
Two men who went along as passengers
will on arrival at Battle Harbor take
charge of two of Dr. Grenfell's boats there.
They were Neil Fogg, of Preeport, Me., a
cousin (.f Donald McMillan, who was with
Peary, and Charles K. Searle, of Babylon,
Long Island.
"Buffalo" Jcnes, Back Home, Lassoed
the Animals and- Then Freed Them.
Colonel C. J. Jones. Known in the show
business as "Buffalo" Jones, arrived hei c
yesterday on the Cunarder Mauretania,
after a hunt in the African jungle. He s>ai<l
ho had been over the route of Colonel
Ri csevelt and had caught many wild ani
mals, but killed none.
The veteran scout said he and his cow
boys had roped every s..rt of African quad
ruped, irom a lioness to a giraffe. After
getting them into his noose, tho colonel
branded the be;ists arid set them free. Th«
hardest fight he had. he said, was with v
lioness which he scared out of her lair
with firecrackers. She «ru roped, and
proved to he such a splendid specimen tUn
her captor decided to send her to America.
She will arrive here within a tow weeks
on a German freighter.
Charged with Perjury in Brooklyn
Bail Bond Scandal.
Mlchafl H. Feeney. the alleged profes
sional bondsman who figured conspicuoua
ly In a recent report to Mayor Gaynor by
Raymond B. Fosdlck. commissioner of Ac
counts, was Indicted for perjur) by the
Kinga County Grand Jury yesterday. It was
charged that he swore that he owned No.
L4OS Sterling Place <m October 27, IMt, when
pledging the property as security for ths
appearance of a prisoner.
At that time the property, which he
swore was worth H.OQB and was emum
btred with a mortgage '>f $4*>, was re
corded as belonging U» his wife The in
dictment stated that the magistrate was
within his rights in accepting the property
as ball. This tanu- property was pledged
thirty-eight times in the year ending with
April 30 Magistrate Tighe accepted :t
twenty-sis time*. I 1 wa * also forfeited
eight times, and Is now tv be sold by the
Feeoey wus held in $2.^X> bail for trial.
1 15% Reduction \
Large Selection of
Jewe ry and Silverware
Howard & Co
Fifth Avenue aitd Forty-Seventh St
But Mayor Suggests Further Re
forms in His Acceptance.
Mayor Gaynor forwarded to the Gov- j
ernor with his approval yesterday the bill .
reorganizing to a certain extent the inferior
courts of criminal Jurisdiction. In doing,
so he expressed the opinion that the city
magistrates should have the power to pass ,
judgment in misdemeanor cases rather
than pass them up to the courts of Spe
cial Sessions, which were already far be- ,
hind in their work.
The Mayor's memorandum Is as follows:
I accept this bill, as the amendments are
good. But it seems to me that the s>s
tern on which the magistrates* courts and
th™ courts of Special Sessions lare3 iconj
structed is not a good one and gets bad re
suits, if not a breakdown of the ad minis- ;
tration of justice in the case of misdemean
ors. Why should not magistrates be per
mitted to accept pleas of guilty and pass
judgment in misdemeanor case.-. »nst«"j
of being required to hold the parties for the
Court of Special Sessions?
More than that, why should not Uiej mag
istrates have jurisdiction to try all misde
meanors, except possibly some of a grave ;
niture, instead of being required to -.end
them to a Court of Special Sessions, con
sisting of three judges, for trial? The re
sult of the present system is to worrj com
plainants by requiring them to attend the
two different courts, sooner than do « men
they let the guilty parties go.
Another result is that the trials are not
prompt. The Court of Special Sessions n
Manhattan is now six weeks or more in
arrears. It is a first requisite that crimi
nal justice be prompt. The ma si"rates .
now have nothing to do the greater part .of
each day except in a few courts, and ought
to be able to devote their time to trjing
minor misdemeanor cases.
Strikers Say Their Pickets Are Arrest
ed by Police Without Cause.
Charles Iffland, general organizer of the
Journeymen Bakers' and Confectioners' In
ternational Union, and a committee repre
senting the bakers now on strike, went to
the Mayor's office yesterday with a com
plaint that policemen were arresting strike
pickets who were not disturbing th*- peace
or doing anything illegal. The members of
the committee did not see the Mayor, but
were told that if they had any well ground
ed complaints and came with affidavits
they would be attended to. Iffland said the
affidavits would be prepared.
The strike of the bakers is now confined
to the large bakeries, and has settled down
to a fight for the closed shop. A represent
ative of the company said last night that
many of the strikers have returned to
work, but that it was still necessary to
guard the employes.
New Head of Bureau of Weights and
Measures to Reorganize Department.
In appointing Clement J. DriacoH as head
of the Bureau of Weights and Measures
yesterday. Mayor Gaynor wrote to him:
"There is no place in the city government
where more good can be done. It will bo
necessary for you to reorganize tbe de
partment. The demoralization is comple c "
It is the intention of the Mayor to make
the bureau a department, and change tht
title of its head from chief to commis
sioner. The salary of the old chief na?
$2,500 a year, but the Bonrd of Estimate
yesterday increased the salary- of the head
of the department to $s,<*» a year.
Mr. Driscoll was for some time president
of the council of lecal school boards. He
is president of the East Side Pure Milk
League, and was recently appointed a mem
ber of the committee on congestion.
Mrs. Henry Clay Frick came in on the
steamship Mauretania yesterday and was
not permitted to leave the pier until her
baggage had been examined. She had not
made a declaration. An adjustment wns
made in which she paid duty on $2.mv worth
of goods.
The government has appealed from the
decision of Judge Hough in quashing the
seven numbered counts in the indictment
of F. Augustus Heinze round early this
year. There vi as no trial on tills indict
ment, and the I'nited States is making a
test case. The charges in the document
W ere the same practically as those in the
indictment under which Mr. Heinze was
tried and acquitted.
Of the local exchanges the only or>e which
will be open for busin.-fs to-day will be t^e
Produce Exchange, which will as usual fol
low the example of the Chicago Board of
Trade. The <lav will be observed as a holi
day by the New York Stock Exchange, the
Consolidated Sto-k Bxohange, the Cotton
and Coffee exchanges and the curb mar
ket, and also by the sugar traie The
banks, however, will be open as usual. On
Monday all business will be suspended.
Representatives of the coffee trade will
on June 6 hold a conference with the Traf
fic Managers' Association for the purpose
of discussing the alleged discrimination In
rates against New York anil in favor of
New Orleans. This discrimination, it Is
charged by crffee men. has existed for two
rears or mire and is having a serious effect
on the market here. It is probable that
other shipping interests having similar
complaints to present also will be repre
sented at the meeting.
Announcement was made yesterday by
Emil 1... Boas, resident director anl gen
eral manager of the Hamburg-American
I-ine, that two steamers of the company's
Atlas service would hereafter call at Ha
vana and Santiago ports. The Atlas ser
vice includes the West Indies, Colon and
ports in Colombia. The steamships whk-h
will stop at the Cuban ports are the I'rinz
Btcismuad and the Prlnz Eltel Friedrich.
Sunri.«*. 4:3t>; suns*t, 7:22; moon rises, 11:37;
moon's iieiv M
-„ A.M. P.M.
Handy Hook 1O:W 10 : B
O.Mornnrs Islan.l M»:*l 1» .•»•:
11,11 «;ate -.11 12:3 C
l.» I«nrralne. reported at ."tit mile* c-ait of
<hi-.<lv Hook at 5 a m yesterday, is expected to
ii.» I* IMm forenoon,
TVe Kmonland. repoited n« .''.at mile* ea»t of
Sandy Hook at ft a in yesterday. Is expected to
dock this forenoon.
The »ieors» Washington, reported as 030 miles
•Act of Sandy Hook at 4:2 up m yesterday, la
tellY BY THE *WRiJ
Water Filters
and Coolers
Ice Cream Freezers.etc.
130 and 132 West 42d St.. New York
expected to dock late Sunday night m early
i Monday morning.
Vessel. From. LJn».
! •Philadelphia Southampton, May 21....Amer
•Vmerika Hamburg. .May 11*. ..Hamb-Ara
•La Lorraine Havre. May 21 {712°^
: •Prins \VU!*m lIl.HayU. May 23 U W I
i In<.a Huelva. May S -— —
Apache JackJonvllle. May 25 Clyde
, Kroonland Southampton. May \'J Red Stat
■■ St. Laurent Corunna. May 1« .h renct
! Sablne Key West. May 24 Mallorj
; •Washington Bremen. May 21 N -Lloyd
I •i ;v.. lonia Glasgow. May 21 •■ A "' h0
I *Maracas Trinidad. May 21 1 rini.lad
! ♦ Altai Kingston. May 24. . .Hamb-Am
B Ur oj>a PaW rmo. May I* La Veloce
C di Palermo Algiers. May 15 Italian
Hesperus.. Hamburg. May 14 ■
' Queen Amelie ... St. Lucia. May 21 —
I ( itv of Ma.-..n. . . .savannah. May SB. . . savannah
' Iroquois Jacksonville. May 'M Cljoe
TtTf «MTI Rotterdam. May 21....H0U-Am
•Philadelphia ruracao. May 22 .....Red V
•An Juan San Juan. May «.. N i & 1* X
| Finland Antwerp. May 21 Red Star
Cla-a Oran. May 18 •
In-arapura .Gibraltar, May 1.,. . ... — - —
i- inua New Orleans. May 25... 50 lac
Ei Valle Gaiveston. May 2J......fc0 lac
•Brings mail.
.Mall Vessel
Vessel. For. Line. closes. sails.
! Deutschland. Hamburg. H-A. ".:.Wam 9:foam
1 St Paul. Southampton. Amer. 6:3* am 10:0Oara
Carmanla. Liverpool, iunar.l. 6:30 am 10:* am
Odnc, Liverpool. White Star. S:.»am 12:00 m
Maracaibo. La Guayra. Red D S:;si»a m 11.00 in
. Coamo. San Juan. S V & P R »*• a m !2*<>Oin
' Plhirla Hayti. Hamb-Am . 9:oo am ll:(«am
! Havana, Havana. Ward '»"» a m l:»pm
.- of Grenada. Grenada. Trln..lf»:O-> a m !2;Wm
i Horatius. M'levideo. Houston. 1«":«<"> a m 12-.IK) m
Oruba. Jamaica. R M SP. .. .12:30 P m 3:oOpnx
i Chicago Havre. French I0:"©am
I Daca 'H A— la. Naples. Ita!. . ■ V; £ m
; Barbarossa. Naples. N G L... H:'.Oam
I Columbia. Glasgow. Anchor.. l(»:0<>am
I Minnetonka. London. At! Tr. . »:3oam
| Momus, New Orleans. So Pac. 12:00 v
C of Savannah. Savannah. i=av 3:00 F m
CMnancbe Jacksonville. Clyde l:>)0pm
! Concho. Gaiveston. Mallory. . 1:00 pm
I Marowijae. Paramaribo, DWl.ll:<>O a m 1:00 pm
| TUESDAY. MAY 31. >
j Kronprinz W. Bremen. N G L «:3»a m 10-.OOa in
i Parima. Barbados. Quebec. . . 11 ::»• a m 2:00 p m
I Panama Cristobal. Panama. .U:3»a m 3:Wpm
I Horatius Montevideo. Houston. 10:0<> a m 12:0 1 > m
EMcltlce. Naples. Hamb-Am... ll:O0am
! Ryndam. Rotterdam. Ko!!-Am lrt:0Oa m
! Krr.onland. Southampton. HS. 9 rrz. a m
Menioza. Naples, Italian »:J|?« m
Cat Macon. Savannah. Say.. - — 3:«M> m
j Apache. Jacksonville. Clyde.. 1:00pm
Cose In N. Y.
Destination and steamer. P.M.
! Guam Philippine Islands (via San •.-'_"_-
Francisco* — U S transport June 1. i,:M
Port of New York. Friday, May 27,
Steamer Jefferson. Newport News and Norfolk,
to the Old Dominion Ss Co. with passengers and
mdse. Left Quarantine at 3:45 p m.
Steamer 5-abine. Mobile May 21 and Key West
23, to the Mallory Ss Co. with passengers and
mdse. Left Quarantine at 0:25 p m.
Steamer Idaho <Br). Hull May 5 via Boston CO.
t»> Sanderson & Son. with mds*. Arrived M the
Bar at 4 P m.
Steamer Mexico. Vera Cruz May 1!>. Prosreso
21 and Havana 24. to the New York * Cuba
Mail Ss.Co, with 130 passengers and mdse. Ar
rived at the Bar at 4 P m.
Steamet \urora <Nor). Maeoris May 19 and
Turks Island 21. to the Clytie Ss Co. with njdse.
Arrived at the Bar at 3:45 p m. '
Stear'fr Frtimentia >T>-in>. Vora Cruz May 10
and l.a(runa 1!». to the Munsm i'a Line, with
mahogany. Arrived at.the Bar at .> p m
Steamer Potomac (Br). Birk^nhoa'l May 1.". to
Philip Ruprecht. in ballast. Left Quarantine at
8 -•■ ■'• m.
Steamer Jamestown. Newport News an,l Nor
folk, to the Old Dominion Ss Co. with passen
gers and BBdM Left Quarantine at »:M pm.
Steamer W'nyah. Philadelphia, to the Clyde Ss
CO, with mc«e. Passed in Quarantine at 5:45
p m.
Steamer Ely «Br>. Puerto Plata May 21. to
the Atlantic Fruit Co. with lilt, Arrived at
the Bar at 2 a m. •
Steamer American «Dntch», Antwerp May 14.
to Philip IJuprtcht. in ballast. Arrive;! at the
Bar at 11:30 ■ m 2Cth.
, Steamer City of savannah. Savannah May 24.
to the Ocean Ss CO. with passengers and nulse.
Left Quarantine .V.io a m.
Steamer El Nort.-. Oall— >— May 21. to the
Southern Pacific Co. with mdse. Left Quaran
tine at e:M a m.
Steamer Almirante (Br», Santa Marta May IS.
Colon 30 and Kingston 22. to the Un.ted Fruit
Co, with 40 passengers, malls an. l md:*e. Ar
rived at the Bar at 3 a m.
' Ste.imfr Madonna iFrt. Marseilles May 10.
Naples 14 amf" Fayal ->>. to Jam.-* \V dwell *
Co, with IS cabin an! >" > sttreraiie pa*sens«rs
and mdse. Arrived at the Bar at :t ■ m.
Steam* r Westfalen* i«l»-ri. l:c«ti>n Ma: ■ to
j li Winchester A Co. In ballast. Left Quar
antine at 11. a m.
Steamer I.a Lorraine tFr>. Havre, passed in
Sanily Hook 10:43 ■ in.
Sandy Hook. N J. Mai 27. 9:.->O r> m— Wind
vest: fresh breeze; clear; moderate sea.
Steamers Oaaeclwe, Brunswick; Minnesota,
(Nor). Port Antonio: Banes (Un, Puerto flata;
Mohawk, Charleston and Jacksonville; Prlns
Slclsmund '*G«-r>. lritß'T. etc.: Hamilton. Nor
folk and Newport News; BOOM ißr». Rouen;
l>i . .ii!..ni>\ 4Bi». Norfolk; schooners Albert *».
Cole, Bar Harbor, M« : E. Marie Brown. Bruns
wick: Dalhiinna «Br>. Fremantle; Navahce.
WUmirtston. N C. and G«-oiretown. S. C.
Libau. Mi 21— Estonia tta*», New York vlu
Trieste. May 24- Oceania (Au»t». New York via
Naples, etc.
Gejioa, May 24— Uegtna ft" Italia *Ital». New York
la Naples; 2T>th, Manuel Calvo |Span>. New
York via Ca<llx.
Marseilles, May 25 — Massllta «Fr). Ne«r York
and Philadelphia
Naples. May 27 — Koenlsr Albert i«;t>r>. New York.
Plymouth. May- 57, 7:4.". p mm — ••ronser Kur
fUrst IO»T>, New York for Cherbourg and
Brnmn «r»n;l proceeded*.
nei-niiuin. May 27. ."> :tt> p m — Orotava »Br>.
N»-w York.
Hull. May 2a— Buffalo • »r». New York.
Liverpool. May *"•►— Calderon (Belg>. New
York fir Manchester.
Bermuda, May 27 — Bermudtan (Brt, New
Port Raid. M-»y 27 — Verona <Ger». Yokohama.
etc. for Boston and New York.
Amsterdam. May •_••; Prlns Willem I < Dutch >.
\'<w York, via West Indies. Venezuela and
Rotterdam. May 27 a in — Noordam (Dutcll).
New York via Boulogne.
Double-quick service to-d»
for the double holiday.
Even-body on the jmJ
with even-thing man and J
Tennis clothes.
Norfolk suits.
Motor wear.
Riding clothes.
Straw hats. . ,v V.^
Sporting shoes. v. •
Yachting wear for Deceit
tion Day Regattas.
Travelling bags and dr^
suit cases. ?
Stores closed Decorating
Rogers Peet & Compact;
; Three Broadway Stores '*%
at at a
Warren st. I3th st. 34$ •
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■C.rr». New \ork via »t M"" H
SAILED- '_, ,a
Palermo. May 2i-Fl riiU i-- 1 *- (f ■
N«v» \orU. , Ye'«' ■■
May ■-'♦ Ta..r,»!na I I
May JZ. « l' ■ ' ' • I
York. . „„;,«] (5" ■
St Thorua.-. May •-•;. » a ro-outan h
Demeramn New York. ({'"■'■
Lat>uun. Ma 2T— St Michael »*-^^™
York.. Taku Bar. en - c ' ■
Southampton. May 27. 4 : '*? » t3^H
|Ger). (from Uamt>urg>. > esv * ,
Leghorn* May 2*-r.ru S U »Br>. i«^ B
New York. . gS
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