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Wise Starts Inquiry Looking to
Federal Indictments.
Some of the Importers Plan to
Contest the Government's
$1,000,000 Seizure.
ry>wn at the Custom House it was paid
vrpterday thnt United States Attorney
Wise bad begun a fcieral grand jury in
vrptiratin?i rf the nlleped undervaluation of
Panama hats received at thi? port, with a
\levr to Criminal rroser-.ition. As told ex
clusively in Th« Tribun«\ the whole Ftock
cf this irr.p^rt^ hwdcar ha*= beea tied
up by the Inquiry nnHer way by Treasury
igents. and it was sail yesterday that this
meant that tnT* than *> r^r rrnt of the
JSM trade in hats from Panama and other
Fouih American eountrlen would be killed
as a re«ij!t.
Th«° «T<W< Jn thf r.nnrt«>d warehouses con
51M* of importations of over a yenr. Pro
cr^inep have t~en begun IO ietoe the stock
st New Orleans and Snn Praaclsco. But
the government purposes to go beyond the
Ftork? in hon<l. Kxr^rt accountants are
at work on Cbe re^ordc to rstahlish a basis
for a rellfji.-idation puit. Thi«= will enable
UK government t.. collect duties on a re
valuation of th* imports of otl>er years, as
fur bark a? it pssssseß. It may mean the
collection of several hundred thousand dol
lars from th« importers ■•■■■•« whom the
inq-Jiry 1? now being directed.
• •oiiertor I>^b sai<l last evening that the
amodnt Involved in th- ppizure was at least
ji AQQ.«on The first seizure. Wore the vhole
t^k r.a«= ti'Hl up. was of goods valued un
ier re-^praisement. with the duties a-I<led
«• B«.W0. -
Th^re was a clamor for the release of
F^me of The .«~ ized good? yesterday. It was
pom-ed out by the customs authorities that
none could i* released unless bond M re
feivftd for the apraiscd value, \m the
daty of 8S i«r cent. No dealer has offered
t,, give a bond for hit Panama hats so far.
Beveral proprietors ct hat stores sa:<l
tWtertay that they had tbeir stock pretty
Veil in hand. Others «M that their busi
ness in Panama hats would be crippled for
the year One dcaW who had bought sev
enteea cas-es from on* of the importers un
der invfstipation had taken out six ca*e?.
Vben h* wanted more he was met with
the sto:> of the Bdzure: Tills was not an
isolated deprivation. One case or bale con
tains 14* dozen so-called hat bodies, that
'~ hats that have not bfen shaped. It was
learned that the invoice value had been
In most instance 512 a dozen, without re
ga<<l to quality. A* all grades were ir.
duded In ca -h bale, the povernment is de
terxnised lhat they t-h=ll be classified and'
appraised sccordins to v the quality.
One of the importers, it was ?aid yester
day Iritendt-d to contest the government's
right to eeixe his stock. He had sold
nearly £l! his many bales of imported
Fanaxna hats, receiving payment as they
*ere taken oat ol bond. •.:> a com
paratively few hales had been called for.
It U this importer, it was said, who was
one of tho?*- under invefiUgation by the
Vrit»K3 Slates Attorney.
A hatters" pubUoatkra deplored the pov
e:nmer.t action yesterday. Afier calling
attention to what it terms the hardships
entailed by in- trade because of the investi
gation, it says:
• -\ll t!i- Importations had been passed by
the government's own ofiic;al In the c us
tum House, a man ot many years'; ex
1 erience in the valuation of Panama hat?,
although it is undcrsioo^i that tlie gov
ernroent'* attitude is that he v»? deceived.
It is possible that in ord«>r to overcome thf
inconeistont. arbitrar>'. unreasonable posi
i.-'ji of the Custom House t'!ie importers
1 avp adort^d methods that may not be
Etrfetlr lepal. but the government has been
at fault in not remedying the conditions by
the adoption of soon fixed standard of
Secretary MacVeagh, who will be in the
ciV to-day, will confer with Collector L.oeb
about the rase.
Dr. c Juan J. Ulloa. Consul General of
Co?ta R:<a. ar.r.ouncf-s that ou June 10
There will be heJd at the Hotel Astor a
musical s-oir* 5 ? ;'<-r the benefit of the earth
<juaj£e victims s.t Cartago. Ccsta Rica.
Among thnso v.lio have volunteered their
F<-rvire? at* Mine. Alma Webster Powell.
Mrs Marclir.a Chabi* 1 . .'.-■■>-■
<)'N>i!l. Mis. Flora B^neiish*-. Mrs Mary
Motley, .lorjr*' C Denitcz. George Cassa,
V.'iUiam Grarir.g Kir.g ami Geo.pe Gillet.
The 1 ming for summer outings. Have you
-"ace of the plobe contains so many -
the United States, with its near
una Railroad issued its popular Summer
I n June 1, and you will find it a wonderful
• our summer trip.
xiptkms of about eight hundred of the
■ erica, lists of hotel* and boarding
places, a map. routes and rates from
on the Pennsylvania Railroad, and other

red Off the resort you have visited
election from this book for a stay
.]. or the whole summer.
eaded tour covering mountain
[siting trip, or a hunting jaunt, by rail or
Ticket Agent of the Pennsvlvama Railroad will
this valuable book for Ten
Cent* rit win be math . <1. on receipt of Twenty-
W. Boyd, General Ta>senger Agent,
I I'a.
Allowance as King of Prussia
May Be Increased to $5,000,000
Berlin. June 2.-The civil list of the
Emperor as King of Prussia is soon to
be increased, probably to about $5,000.
000. This was agreed, upon to-day by
the leaders of the Conservative, Na
tional-Liberal and Radical parties of the
Prussian Parliament. A bill embodying
the necessary legislation will be intro
duced by the government shortly.
Emperor William. who receives noth
ing from the empire, ha« experienced
difficulty during recent years in meeting
the demands on his allowances from the
Prussian kingdom. These allowances
amount at present to $3.92T».0ijO f an in
crease of 5575.000 having been made In
The restoration or repairs upon his
majesty's numerous castles are said to
be in part responsible for the royal need.
but beyond these expenditures the Em
peror if a generous supporter of the
opera and of the royal theatres of Berlin.
These expense* have for several years
made up an annual deficit amounting to
$.7.-,«m«ii» He also maintains fifty-two
I town and country residences, some of
which he has not visited since the be
ginning of his reign.
Ten Million -Dollar Corporation
Formed at Albany.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
■ rtica, K. T. June 2 -A $10.W.nnO corpo
ration to conduct a chain of hotels through
oueht the United State* was formed to-day,
according to announcement in rttca to
night .>• an officer of the company. The
company will be known as the United
Hotels Company, and is the outcome of
merging of the Interests in America of th«
RiU-Carlton Interests of London and the
Continent, the Vanderbilt interests of New
York and the company organized i.pril 2 as
the United Hotels Company.
The Carlton Investing Company, repre
senting the Ritz-Carlton interests, had
formulated plans for a number of hotels in
this country. The Vanderbilt interests now
building in 'New York also conceived the
same plan. The United Hotels Company
had already incorporated for the purpose,
and to-day at a meeting at the Hotel Ten
Eyck. in Albany a combination of the in
terests was effected, the new company to
bear the name of the concern already in
corporated. It was voted to increase the
capital stock of the United Hotels Com
pany from $500,000 to $10,000,000.
Fifteen hotels now in existence in the
United States are brought within the cor
poration and others are to be built In the
largest cities. Frank A. Dudley, of Niagara
Falls, was to-day elected president; Fred
erick W. Rockwell, of New York, vice
president, and Delos M. Johnson, of Utica,
secretary and treasurer. The other direc
tors are Edmund L. Baylis. H. L.. Gossin.
Thomas Billiard and H. Rogers Winthrop.
of New York: D. K. Dean, Kansas City;
Isaac Harter. Akron. Ohio, and E. Clark
King. Brighton Beach The management
•::; be directly in charge of Thomas Hill
in rd. former. manager at the Waldorf-As
Arm and Leg Cut Off by Train,
He Refuses to Give Up.
A man is said to be the hardest thing
In the world to kill, and his courage is
noted. But there is a twelve-year-old boy
in the General Hospital at Paterson. N. J..
who has won the admiration of the house
staff by his superb will power and deter
mination. Although his right leg is cut off
ct the knee, his right arm severed just be
lcw the shoulder, his head gashed and he
is crushed and bruised, John Vander
Scharle. of No. 17 Avenue B. Haledon, re
fuses to lie.
Th* boy's rnoth«r Is a widow, and thin?* '
•were so bad at home that be was sent to
live with his jncle. While crossing th©
Erie tracks at the Bergen j=hort cut late
on Wednesday night he was caught be
tween two speeding freight?, knocked down
and run over by one of them. The sur
geons have hesitated about performing an
operation, so critical is the boy's condition.
He has been conscious ever since he was
taken m. Little Scharle says he knows he
will win his tight, and the surgeons have
not had the heart to tell him that they do
not think he can.
Lawyer Speaks at Long Inland
College Alumni Dinner,
Plymouth Pastor Also Responds
to Toast in Brooklyn AcM
*cmy of Music.
The thirtieth annual dinner of t*9? alumni
of the Long Island College Hosj»s**l was
held last evening In the Brooklyn -Academy
<jf Music, and few dinners of th«» »;fesoc!a
tlon have pa??*>d off more equably. Dr.
Nathaniel F. Rathbun presided. Th? toasts
were: li\ .
Dr. William Francis Campbell, -"Our Col
lego"; the Rev. Dr. Newell Dwlgftt Hillls.
"Cagliostros of the Twentieth Century,"
and Abraham Gruber. "Politics* Patent
Medicines." ;
Mr. Gruber's speech had in it r^t.a little
humor that took the fancy of the diners
He advised the doctors that while it was
their duty to cure the pick, it mw the duty
of their patients to pay their Mils, and he
added he believed they should, like certain
lawyers whom he could name, demand a
Continuing, Mr. Gruber said:
When I have been sick, doctors have
told me not to eat, and took my money
for the advice. Now doctors, huping I am
well, bid me eat with them, and they pay
the bill. They even order ff>r me in ad
vance, and as I 1-egan with tn-e prescribed
cocktail and finished with th» cordial I
saw a disguised attempt to compel me tn
visit my M. D. in Manhattan, who would
say: "Abe, mop eating for a few days.
What fools have you been with lately? '
In Continental countries 1 would be a
Doctor of Laws, but in the United Btateß
I have no professional tag. But every
physician all ever the lard is tagged as an
M D. My Christian S< ience friends tell
me that that tag means **mpe<: deaths"
My wife says it means "more dieting."
From what I see here to-night T think it
r:eans "merry doctors." and my rabbi tells
me it means "trrnre dollars."
A young woman acquaintance of mine
who is leing spooned by a doctor tells mc
i( rreans "much devotion." But. anyhow.
a physician means to me a m»n of intelli
gence, an unselfish and unheralded hero
who works wonders, is a blessing to man
kind, knows no caste, no race or social
differences— only duty and sacrifice. Maybe
M. D. means 'man deified. "
The well turned compliment to the as
sembled doctors drew frrth loud applause,
vhereunon Mr. Gruber proceeded to inform
his hearers concerning what he called the
maxims of Marcus McGinnia.
These were some of raid alleged maxims:
An old maid patient on Brooklyn
Heights is worth six longshoremen In Gow
Always advise a patient to stop work
for six months. It makes him feel rich.
Never advise a letter carrier to take ex
ercise, or a man ■with a political sinecure
to take a rest
Be the family doctor whenever the head
of the house thinks Roosevelt Is a wise
When father has been out with the boys
and mother calls you in a hurry, use Latin
terms In describing the trouble. This will
make you solid with father.
Then, warming up to his subject, which
was "Politica! Patent Medicines," Mr. Gru
ber said :
Political patent medicines have always
been popular with the voters. Especially
is this true in times of peace, when sick
ness in finance and business Is prevalent,
and the relations between capital and labor,
the extinction of trusts and monopolies and
the money and property that the very rich
own are the troubles and aliments of a
vast majority of the voters.
The doctor cares much for the result of
his diagnosis. The political quack not alone
does not care for one, but couldn't make
one if he tried. He has read in "Old Curi
osity Shop" that "anything that makes a
noise is satisfactory to a crowd." and in
the Mormon Bible that "He thatsbloweth
not his own horn, the same shall not be
blown." He thinks he needs no more
knowledge, and then goes forth a terror to
the inhabitants of all the earth, the teacher
o* kings, kaisers, cabinets, the Immortals
of France and the university leaders from
Egypt to London, making, however, but a
short and sensational stay in Rome.
It takes a lifetime 1 to know the truth
of any one subject, but the quack knows
everything about all things. In this he
shows that he is abnormal, anil he is never
happy unless he makes the really learned
uncomfortable and sorely grieves the Ju
dicious and thoughtful. He is acclaimed
because he knocks spots out of things, and
his followers would not be surprised If In
time he snorted fire and flame
a thrice-crowned nominee for the Presi
dency has given us In succession not less
than twenty remedies, and is now flying
the prohibition banner as a last call to the
Democracy. He may now be right, but
his prescription is one the heft of the
Democratic party will not want for its
stomach's Fake.
This country of ours is always more or
less sick. It is not In the nature of human
government to be wholly well. We need
thoughtful leaders who will look for causes
of injustice and evil, and knowing what
to cure, will prescribe remedies strong, if
necessary, but correct and benffloial.
President Taft is. I em convinced, a ca
pable surgeon. He will not amputate sim
ply to show his skill, and he will prescribe
only after he knows what the disease is,
and then only what the great experience
of an old practitioner will tell him is a sure
cure. •
As we must give Uncle Sam a rest, let
us also give President Taft the necessary
time and a fair chance. It Is said that
Roosevelt nominated him: now let the
friends of Roosevelt not be overzealous to
find him guilty of an unwise or unfit se
Quintet Charged with Having Evaded
$112,000 in Taxes.
Chicago. June 2— Charged with having
operated a "moonshine" brandy still in the
heart of Chicago and with defrauding the
government out of $112,000 internal revenue
tax. Simon Frindel. Max Bronstein, Abrar.
Welse, Frpnk Weise and Jacob Selzer were
indicted by a federal grand jury to-day.
Federal officers say that more indict
ments, against wholesale and retail liquor
dealers through whom, it is alleged. Frin
del disposed of his product, will follow.
Frindel is president of a concern known
as the Illinois Fruit DiFtilllng Company.
Howard Bradstreet Slated for Super
visor of Recreation.
Park Commissioner Stover announced
yesterday the appointment of Howard
Bradstreet as Assistant Superintendent of
Park* for Manhattan and Richmond, pend
ing action by the Board of Estimate on the
establishment of the place of supervisor of
recreation, for which Mr. Bradstreet is
plated The salary of the Assistant Super
intendent is 12.500. but on the creation of
the office of supervisor of recreation there
will be an increase. Commissioner Stover
Mr Bradstreet came to New York from
Rochester three years ago to assume the
duties of secretary of the Parks and Play
grounds Association He lives at the Henry
Street Settlement, is vice-president of the
Neighborhood Workers' Association and
chairman of the recreation committee of
that body.
When Baby Sneezed There Were Many
Solicitous Inquiries.
Since the recent complaint of the So
ciety for the Invention of Cruelty to Ani
mals againf-t the restricted quarters of
many of the animals of <he Central Park
Zoo "BUI" Snyder and the other keepers
nave heen besieged with inquiries from
visitor* as to the health of the animals.
Wh'-n the two hippos were storing away
KT'-at mounds of new mown hay yesterday
the baby hippo wan tickled on the nose by
tome of 'the grass, and sneezed two or three
times One of the solicitous inquirers was
In the watching crowd at the time, and
•tkeri one of gnyders helpers »hat was
?«iISvUSt the hay fever, mum." »aid the
United States Not to Intervene
at the Present Time.
If Madri* Vessel Venus Attempts
to Regulate Shipping at Blue
fields She Will Be Suppressed.
Washington. June ? The United States,
it was officially announced to-day, has no
present Intention of assuming a protecto
rate over -Nicaragua or In any way-Inter
vening or r»orn!«lng either party to the
controversy' until one faction or the other
has obtained full -control. Rtf the country
and machinery of the government by the
content of the people and is in a position
to meet national aiid international obliga
tions. ,
However, should any overt act of either
faction directed against this government,
its cltitens or their property rights make
it necessary, no time will be lost in bring
ing the responsible party to account.
From private advice* he htm received
from the. interior of Nicaragua, Senor Ca-«
trillo. representative here of «he Entra'..
provisional gtn-ernment. believes the
Madrit army which was destroyed at
Blueflelds comprised Maflrti'i entire force-.
The number of government ' troops reported
to be at Rama Is comparatively Insig
nificant, he believes.
Befior Castrlllo received to-day cable
grams sent by Secretary of State Dia* from
Bluefields via Colon, saying the. armies of
Generals Lara and Godoy were completely
destroyed. From Minister General Revera
Senor Castrlllo also received cablegrams re
porting that Chamorro took four hundred
prisoners, great quantities of arms and am
munition and all the field pieces the Madriz
force* possessed. More than two hundred
wounded were taken by the provisional*
and cared for.
Owing to the character of the country,
the flight of the government troops to the
base of supplies at Rama mast be up the
river, because an overland Journey at. this
season of the year would be "Impossible.
Before a Junction of th« remnants of the
government forces could be effected there.,
Senor Castrillo believe* General Mena's
force can take what Is left of the govern
ment army at that place.
The decree, issued by Dr. Irias. in com
mand of the Madriz war vessel, Venus, at
Blutflelds, to the effect that no vessels will
be permitted to enter that port after June
1 „ without the consent of the Madriz gov
ernment and without having first paid
duties at the custom* house or Blueftelds
Bluff, will be disregarded by Captain Gil
mer, of the United States gunboat Paducah,
and should Iriaa attempt to prevent any
American vessel from entering the harbor
without having first paid duties at the bluff
he will do so at his peril
It will be recalled that Secretary Knox. in
his telegram to Captain GUmer last Tues
day, stated in effect that the United States
admitted the right of the Estrada faction
to collect customs for Biueflelds and denied
this right to the other faction, and Inas
much as the United Btates recognizes
neither faction as a government of Nic
aragua, but merely as in de facto control
of portions of the country, proclamations
on either"a part which are Inconsistent with
this attitude are without effect on the
United States and Its dtnens
This position clearly covers the present
case, and in view of the instructions to
Captain Gilmer to carry out this policy of
the government, it is not believed that Dt.
Irias, In command of the Venu«. will mvic»'
destruction by any show of force te carry
his decree into effect.
A belated telegram f.om Consul General
Moffatt, at Biueflelds, states that the num
ber killed in the recent engagements near
there was about 150. with 250 wounded,
and that General Estrada Is giving all pos
sible aid to the wounded left on the field.
The remnants of General Lara's army,
which were in full retreat, are said to be
ir a pitiable condition.
Biueflelds. Nicaragua, June 2 — Dr. Julian
I-ias, the represer.tatlx-e on »he Atlantic
Coast of President Madrl*. has Issued a
decree that vessels cSeared for Bluefields on
or after June 1 may not enter this port
without the permission of the MadiU gov
The decree sets forth that all shipping
whirh cleared for Blueflelds before the date
mentioned will be permitted to enter th»
harbor after the payment of eustcm duties
at the custom house, on Blu«f**lds Bluff,
which was recently captured and is still
held by the government troops
The United States gunboat Paducaii will
r.ot permit the Venus to bombard the city
of Blueflelds or to shell the trenches of the
revolutionists on the inland side of the
c:ty by firing over the provisional capital.
The forces under General l^ara are con
sidered to be the flower of the govern
ment's army, and their abandonment, for
the time at least, of the attempt against
Bluefields has given new courage to Gen
eral Estrada, who had been keenly disap
pointed by the inability of his men, under
General Zeledon. to hold the bluff and cus
tom house.
General Lara cannot retreat to any great
distance because of the swamps by which
he is surrounded, and which have been
rendered Impassable by recent heavy rains.
Accordingly, it appears that the final issue
may be fought out not far from the present
positions of the contending armies.
Managua, Nicaragua, June 2. — President
Madrir declares that there is no truth In
the report that his troops wen defeated a*.
Bluefields. J General Godoy'B column, he
says, is now concentrated at Cookra, to the
south of Blueflelds. by order of the com
mander in chief, coring to the rigors of the
rainy season and with the object of oper
ating to greater advantage against the
In the operations around Blueflelds, the
President goes on to say. General Godoy
suffered some losses, which the enemy
greatly exaggerated for political purpose-?.
General Chavarrta, who Is operating against
Rama, has suffered no reverse
"Our forces," continues President Ma
driz. "at the present moment occupy the
bluff, and Laguno. de las Perlas and Blue
fields are dominated by our ships. The
enemy's flotilla have taken refuse up th;
river Escondido.'.'
Nicaragua!* Insurgents Capture 400
Prisoners, Field Grans and Ammunition.
Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, uncle of Gen
eral Emlllano Chamorro, one of the Nicar
aguan revolutionary chiefs, received a
cable dispatch from Blueflelds yesterday
saying that the Estrada army had captured
four hundred of the Madriz forces during
the latters unsuccessful attempt to takt
The insurgents also took several of the
enemy's field pieces and a large quantity
of ammunition and supplies.
Parties Headed by Kwwruth and Jnsth
Defeated by Government.
Budapest. June 2.— Eighty districts are
yet to be heard from, but the government
has secured a majority In the general^elec
tlons of more than one hundred seats m
the next parliament. The parties headed
by Francis Kowtuth and Julius Justh have
thus been overwhelmingly defeated.
It la alleged that th« sweeping victory of
the government candidates was due tc tre
mendous official pressure exercised In the
various constituencies. .
Defence in Sugar Fraud Trial
Gets a Chance To-day.
Effort to Prove Knowledge of a
Conspiracy Has Been
Counsel for Charles R. Hetk*. secretary
of the American Sugar Refining Company
of N*ew Jersey and secretary and treasurer
of the New York company, will T«it in hi*
defence to-day to the charge of conspiracy
to defraud the customs. George S. Graham,
who is associated with John B. Btanchfield
In fighting for Hetkes liberty, is expected
to open. The accused man may be put on
the witness atand immediately afterward.
Mr. Heike is the "man higher up." He
is as high as the government has gone in
its prosecution for the sugar short weigh
ing frauds on the dock* of the Have
meyer & Elder refinery In Willlamsnurg.
Throughout the trial evidence against the*
secretary of the company has been mov
ing In. Letters referring to the government
weights In a manner seemingly showing
knowledge of their Inaccuracy had been
written by Heike. They are in evidence.
Technical statements showing knowledge
of weights In cargoes lower for the pay
ment of duties than the invoices showed
are also before the court. Evidence Is in
that Heike received copies of these.
The special prosecutor for the govern
ment. Henry L. Stimson. made a master
piece when he prepared this case. No
bridge that could not be crossed has been
reached yet. No surprise has been sprung
by the defence. The supreme test will come
to-day, when the skilful counsel for Heike
will unite their powers to tear to frag
ments the tough fibred web woven by the
government round abo'it the secretary of
the company that benefited by the short
weighing on the docks.
In all the government's investigation*
and In all the evidence obtained from its
many witnesses and in the cross-examina
tion of the witnesses of the defence, in
cluding the two defendants Ernest Ger
bracht, former refinery superintendent, and
.Tam<=s F. Benderna#el. former refinery
cashier, the actual source of the conspiracy
has not been uncovered. The confession of
Oliver Bpitzer showed conclusively that the
short weighing had been practised for
years. He put the source down as a
practice into which he naturally fell
Others have said that they did everything
they did under orders from men who died
several years ago. Their report* went to
the men who are now beyond the reach
of subpoenas.
Purpose of the Government.
To show criminal knowledge of the prac
tice of fraud has been the aim of the
prosecution, and about this to gather evi
dence that this knowledge was part of a
concerted conspiracy. Spitzer's confession
fell flat as to the 'conspiracy. His evidence
regarding the steel springs had been given
in the confession of Frederick Sehwert
feger, a former checker on the docks. The
whole interest in the Heike defence will
centre in the cross-examination. Mr. Stim
son has taken the testimony of Benderr.agel
and Gerbracht and turned much of it
against them.
Gerbracht had a strenuous morning yes
terday. His grilling by the special prose
cutor had begun the day before. He went
on the stand yesterday with a resigned air.
but throughout the ordeal fought pluckily
to stick to the story he told when exam
ined by his counsel. It was brought out
early that the reports on the polarisation
or quality tests of raw sugar were changed ;
Mr. Stlmson called it "falsified ."
•I think you said that H. O. Havemeyer
directed you to falsify th« reports on the
tests of raw sugar?' remarked Mr. Stlm
son as a question.
"No: I did not. I never said any such
thing," was the vehement anrwer.
"He told you to make the tests of raw
sugar low?" and the question was gently
'"No, sir; he told me to keep them low."
"As a matter of fact, did not this amount
to a direction to affect the price paid to
the sugar merchant from whom the sugar
was bought?"
Gerbracht declared with warmth that it
referred only to the cost of refining sugar.
He denied that he had withdrawn any test
figures or that he had made the testa per
sonally. Then Mr. Btimson asked sud
"Didn't Mr. Havemeyer tell you to make
the tests lower than their true figure?"
The witness said he did. but when Mr.
Stlmson asked him whether he still ob
jected to saying that he had been directed
to falsify the figures Gerbracht refused to
acknowledge that the orders amounted to
that. There was difference between
fying tests and keeping the tests lower
than their true figure, he said.
Juror Asked a Question.
Joseph R. Malone. juror No. 7. interposed
with a question regarding the tests. -
"Did I understand you to say that you
did not give the order for the low tests T'
he asked.
"No; I did not. Somebody else must have
given It to the testing room," answered the
witness. "I did not."
'But you got your orders from Mr. Have
meyer?" asked Mr. Stimson. quickly.
"Yes," came the reluctant answer, and
the prosecutor smiled.
Mr. Gerbracht said under cross-examina
tion that he had paid the indicted former
checkers their wages after they were In
dicted and convicted, and that he did this
out of his own pocket. He said that Spitzer
came to him for his salary of $56 a wee*
and it was paid. That surprised the coun
sel for the government. Gerbracht kept
all avenues leading away from him closed.
He was ready with "I don't know" when
the questions became leading.
The witness said in answer to questions
that he had not gone to the dorks after
the raid In November. 1907. He said he was
too busy at the refinery. He also said he
had advised the convicted men to confess
If they had done anything wrong. araf,
added that he had urged Spitser to tell
all he knew, if he knew anything, about
the frauds.
George Maekellar, counsel for Gerbracht.
got the witness to tell again that he had
urged the men to confess, and he said he
knew of his counsel's efforts In the same
direction. Other minor witnesses were
called, one. Henry Russell, chief clerk in
the refinery, testifying that the reconstruct
ed technical statements submitted in evi
den'-e by the gm-ernmen* were wrong The
trial will continue to-day It was said that
trie taking of evidence might be ended be
fore adjournment, and that then the sum
ming up would be on Monday.
Other Magistrates to Fill Assignments
of Indicted Judge in Queens.
John M Cragen. the municipal Justice
who was indicted for grand larceny in the
second degree In connection with the graft
hunt now under way In Queens, will not
hold court in that borough pending a trial
on the indictments. His assignments will
be filled b* Magistrates Kadlen. Denton
and Mclaughlin.
Judge Cragen Intends to demand a speedy
trial, but. the summer vacations being
close at hand, It Is not considered proba
ble that he will get his ease before the.
courts before fall.
London. June X— Commander Robert E.
Peary was presented to Kins; George to
day. He remained a half hour telling his
majesty something of his own achievements
and discussing with him the prospects or
Captain Scott* Antarctic expedition.
So Declares Mayor. Reserving
Brooklyn Speedway for Horses.
"You automobile people own tie earth, "'
saM Major Gaynor to a deification reptc-
P*ntins; automobile associations and manu- ■
facturers yesterday, who protested a*ftln>t
tin apprmins: a bill to set aside Ocean
Parkway, from Twenty-second avenu* to
King"" Highway. Brooklyn, a* a speedway
for horses.
"This Is only a slight concession to horse !
owner*." he added, "and I will sign It."
Among those »ho objected were repre
sentatives of the Long Island Automobile
Association and the New York Trades Au- !
tomobile Association.
When the bill providing for the election }
of a sit* for the proposed new courthouse j
In Brooklyn was reached for a hearing. .
Mayor Gaynor Intimated that he would not
approve it. expressing the belief that H0 J
justices of the Supreme Court were beat
qualified to select the site.
Referring to the bill perm In* the Cotn
mljwloner of Charities to take over th"
West Stde Settlement House, formerly sup
ported by John D. Rockefeller, jr. Mayor
Gaynor said he would b«» srufded in approv
inar or <*i««apprr>vJns by Commiwoner Drum
mond of the Department of Charities.
Fresh Aggravation for Patrons of
Three Jersey Roads.
(By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1 ■
Hackensaek. N. J. June 2.— Plans are
belnar made to concentrate the action of
Susquehanna & Western Railroad commut
ers against the proposed Increase of com
mutation rates which the Erie expats to
put into effect on July 1. The Taxpayers'
Association of Ridgefleld Park has started
the ball rolling by employing ex-Prosecutor
Peter W. Stagg. of Hackensaek. as
Circulars are to be printed and distributed
on all ths trains, and the commuters of
Little Ferry. R'djtefleld Park. Bogota.
Hackensack. May wood and Ro. helle Park
are arranging for a mass meeting, at
which speakers will be called upon to dis
cuss the situation and offer suggestions
for combating the increased rates. The In
crease from 50 to » cents tn round trip
tickets to Hackensack has further aroused
the patron* of the road.
Elisabeth. June 2 « Special).— Officials of
the Elizabeth Board of Trade declare that
Spend This Summer """*
IN THE *-£ef
T»* Pel«wi»r» ft Hwfwn takes you
will »•►• ym (SUM" **■ there
mo«t »ir»«n»t» p»«K>r»ma
of lake, forest. ani mom
tain sentry r*» «s Dart witb* t^ '»"
mad milts— to « Irawtre*! s>»t*rfol resorts
wh«rr rs* <Jar« «re spent hi lailjaialtsc
mooatain air. Bo«tla«. baAlaj. I»U»I. mo
tort»». «r In say otbj*r »port jwnr fancy
Vtstt t!»i» Pnrnn^r Para«!l»^ aa<! as»^l*b
t<»rlc L«a» CbajaplaJa. Lake Ge«rs». Sara
toe* Sprinn. the »oßd*rfnl Ac SaWe Chasm.
«lori«a« Lake PlacW. as<l other l*»*»y spots
where yoo «b play all sremmer lose to yonr
heart's contest.
P>«ty of acroa»aio<J»tioiM at »Terr price.
Pnllmao Cars an ta» war by the most cou
»«.a!<«t ramte to ev-ry point— the D. * H.
Summer scaedoles «Mrer«»e Jane 2*ts
New T«rt City IsfanaiatlMi Offlce:
1354 Broadway.
A. A. HEARD. G. P. A.. Albany. N. T.
"Swept By Ocean Breezes."
(of Waldorf-Astoria)
. Many attractive alterations. New Pergoli
New York Office. Room 28. Astor Court
• of Florida East Coast System)
I European Plan. New open air Cafe
New York Office. 243 Fifth Aye.
Garden City Hotel
Garden City. Long Island.
IS Miles from New York. Open alt year.
New a la Carte Restaurant.
announce* as the Date of Opening JUNE 19.
Directlx- on the Ocean. Only 30 ralnutes from
New York. Upon request a Representative
will call to explain the club feature, Ac. Or
nay be seen at
Hotel Woodward (Booking Ofn><»).
B'way at 55th St.. New York.
l T. P. GREEN. Manager. J
Opens Jon* 25. Oolf. Tennis. Yachting
Bathing Oarage. Dellsfhtfnl Climate. Pure ,
Water B* 'Wet! >*. Y. Office. 1122 Broadway.
cor. sjttb M. E A UNT.WnKTHT. M*r
of Snlllvan County. >'. Y.
Get on* at 425. 13.vt Broadway. 245 Co
lumbus Aye.. 111 West 123 th St.. IS2 Fifth
Av#. Ticket Office* D»«bro»se« and West
42d St. Ferries. S« Beaver St.. N. Y.
In Brooklyn— Court St.. 479 Noatrand
Aye . or send « eta postage to
J. R. DISBAR G. V A- Dept. A.
56 Braver St.. N. Y.
A Summer Outing cAbvct the Clouds
Largest mountain hotel la th* world. Table
and service unexcelled. Oarage. fro!: links.
tennis, bowling, boating Large orchestra.
Open* June 23th. Ho**. Sept. 1.1 ih.
Reservations of rooms can be made at
««6 Fifth At*., ■»■■ 71«. »w York.
Telephone S4BB Murray Hill
Btamford-ln-tae-Catsktlls. Opens June 84.
Private golf course. Boating. Dally concerts.
etc 40 suites, with bath Elevators. For booklet*.
a(Mre#a MOFFATT * PECK. 11W) Bdway. y. Y.
Accommodate* 75. Excellent ta.ble. Fine house.
Rates $■ to *t^V CEO. W. REED. Prop.
Ktne houses. All improvements. Eiceltect
mi.,* A. 11. LEGO. Prop.
Excellent hoard. Many amusements. Very
he«!thv For rate-, and booklet. C H LEGCi.
OD#n June 15: newly enlarged: modern Im
provements: capacity 2.V* Outdoor sports. Book
let J W. BTRNri. Proper Hatne. Falls N V
— '• M\riF grovk Hoi «*►
f»lrtjr11l«- Green*" Co.. >*. Y. Accommodates
TOO all Improvements: large rooms: beauti
fully shaded Imwr«. centre of historical attrac
tion* ■ all outdoor »r>crt.«. I'hllo A: Peck. Prop. J
THE colonial
Kttrhawan-00-Crcton Lake V Y.
S3 miles from New Tors, nig* attitude, steam
hear epen "•-" I"** rooms with bata: golf aad
'•mis- garag*: select eatroma*. Oposs Jun« la
BockUt. H. S. * A. P. WHITE
The man on the bridge is ta
supreme control.
He cannct make a tern of
the wheel bur it is reflected la
the ship's course.
Figuratively, under the aver
age contract, the Contractor
walks trw bridge alone.
Under a Cost Insurance coa
tract, he Has the Owner lor
To tell an Ownea^where he
is going, when he will gat
there and what it will cost.
before he embarks — that is the
function of Cost Insurance.
Building Construction
Fifry-One Wall Street
they Intend to take ip the proposed In
crease 'r, railroad daily paf>via»r rates
at the meeting- on Thursday »v»nln«. They
have been moved to this step hy the act!oa
of the Centra* am! Pennsylvania railroad
companies hi posting nortecs her* statins;
that they Intended to rais* round tick
et rates to New York from ♦' to ■ cents
and ningle rates from S to 30 cents.
Manhattan State Hospital Patient
Hurls Himself from Window.
Irvtnsr Lesser, thirty-two years old. a pa
tient in the Manhattan Stat» Hospital for
the Insane, on Ward's Island, jumped from
a window on the third floor si th» Institu
tion yesterday and received injuries from
which he died two hours later.
Lesser went to the West dM street po
lice station en Feriruary 1 last and told]
Lieutenant Miller that a crowd was fol
lowing him and accusing him of s»ord»rtns;
the Lomas and Shi? boys, who were)
shot in Hi«hhnda:e Park by Herbert Den
nison. since sent to an asylum. Lesser
was sent to Bellevue Hospital, and later
was transferred to Ward' 3 Island. Sine*
his confinement In the hospital he had
been constantly beset with delusions, ac
cording to Dr. Evarts. assistant superin
260 Rooma. 120 Private Bath*.
Exceptional Cuisine.
Elertrle Train ?*«TTIce — Mhwte*. Lawr-u«?«
Park Country Club: fine new clubhouse and
golf rourne ten minutes' walk. T-»nn:s ant! all
outdoor sports and attractions. New flreprcot
jrarag-v Hotel Gratnatan. Inc.. Props.
A delightful resort among the hills aa«
lakes; new modern house, suites with Data.
steam h«at. 900 feet «l»v»i!nn. 49 miles from
city; own garden. 100 acres of grounds. goiC,
tennis boatlns. bathing, fishing, music, drives.
carage no mo u ttoes nor malaria. Booklet.
W. M. HATr;HT. ,
Sriarrliff ICo&gp
TiMler the manaKement of DAUD B. PLIMER
GEORGE W. TUTTLE. Assistant Mana*er
NT Office. Windsor Arcad« Tel ..2.-M. Hill
Atlantic City, >*. J.
Open Throazboat the Tear.
Famous as th» hotel with every rasters
convenience and all th« comforts of ho««.
D 9. WHITE. Prr*
Cha». O. Marqoette. Mgr.
Come to Atlantic City and enjoy the &e\lz*.t*
of the Sea Shore la June and Juiy. comStnea
with the comforts and conveniences whtcß taw
famous All-the-rear resort has to offer.
Hotel Dennis
with everytiin* mod'ra. is always open sad
QDariborougl) = 3Blent>eim
Jsslsh WhKe * Sons tonope-r
Highest standard of excellence malnta!r.»d.
For reservations, rates, booklet, etc.. address
The best combination of Seashore- features
on the Atlantic coast. ,
Th« Center of Summer Golf
Open June 15 to October 13. On
N. T Office. The Qaborne. 57th St. » 7th Ay.
O D. SEA VET. Manager
Magnificent Scenery. Beautiful Dt+»*s.
Invigorative Climate. Pur- Water.
B Finely Equipped Oarag- and Stables
Choice Villa Sites for Sale n
JI \*S now «pen.
IN THE Keato " Hdl!^
oprna middle Jno«u
BERKSHIRES SS ***?***•*'
V. V orr-e Hotel Flanders. XTe»t 47ta St.
Berkshire Hills
Send tor 1910 Booklet and Auto Road M*>
The leading hotel at Delaware Water Osp.
Pa Every convenience a nd amuse?T!ent Sid"
die' nor« and Instructors. Writs for booklet
shewing hotel, auto maps. etc.
THE X ITT A TIN NT Is not connected wltS
any other hotel (th« Water Gap m
for those who »■■• laM beat In location. aa>>
pointment. service and comfort.
Remains open to I>ecember. Booklet aasl
Auto Map*. JOHN PTRDT COPS. __
f--l( X HEWITT*. TENS i
THE ESSli.'K— 2.sw> feel ta the v •ghaassag
cottages, steam heat, electric lisht; go'f. casino^
t»nnta. fishicg Booklet.
H. M F.SSI«*K. Essick Heights. Pa..
Where you can catch trout. Room, en suit* mnd
with private bams. Booklet. W. J. * M. ->•
PRICE. Canadeesis. Pocooo Mta. Pa. ,
an hi.
Mineral Baths cure Rheumatism and N'fftwii
anil Blood tHaeasrs. IMaSI Gulite Free Writs)
F. R, Eastman. Mt. Oentena. Mt<*h. _^
Til* Idea! Vacation Land. Booklet.
MVSKOKa NAY. CO.. Grs>v«ah«rat. Oatarts*

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