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WADSWORTH AT ALBANY
Speaker Sees No Change in Di
rect Primary Situation.
HUGHES'S FRIENDS HOPEFUL
Believe Enough Votes Will Be
Mastered to Pass the Cobb
Measure
J^> TrK-nrrar^i to The Tribune ;
Albany. June "7. — Speaker Wadsworth
returned to the «"anito: this afternoon ooji-
Sdrr.tt.Mt the J-'siFteiure, or at least the
Ao*mt>'y. would ."and put on direct no:n-
Jnailori^ and the ■■Mflad jjr;ift Investiga
tion. He say* |M ;>*«s no change in senli
nnt on those •nutters. Ho does not credit
jjie "rumors'" that President Taft favors
,2!:"*-ct nominations.
The Speaker was reported to be- about to
attend a legislative political conference in
ICeir York to-day with Assemblyman M»»r
titt. .Senator Cobb, State Chairman Wood
ruff and "SVilllarn Barnos, Jr. Everybody
«•«!■ somewhat surprised, therefore, to see
him at his desk working:. He said that h?
tanar <->* no such conference and didn't b«
,<r>.e one ev^r had be*n planned. He would
net c.»;i««js the reports that f>_x-Pres'der.t
•■••elt hoped to vet Governor Huehes to
ti-k* s th?rd nomination beyond sayinif tint
1' for any r*»es«on Governor Hughes decided
to run again he would be for him, as -is
•aid last January he would be.
"I don't think there's any change In the
Fituatlon regarding: direct nominations," th«
Speaker continued, lr. answer to queries. "I
can't see any. I assume the Assembly ■wfil
« 1 as It did before."
"Will the fact that President Taft favors
t:« direct nominations principle make any
H -T.ce"" was n&ked.
"I have no information that he doe* fa
vor direct nominations." the Speaker an-
<"red. "1 have seen various stories In the
newspapers, but I r«?ijard them as rumor*
enly. and should refuse to believe that they
Tvou'd make any change In the situation.
If the President wer? to make an authori
tative statement saying he was in favor of
>. direct ruminations law it might mike
f ok difference here, but unless he does I
0< :'t think there'll be any change."
• t . - ■- .
Exoects Adjournment Friday.
Bnrrlnj: the unforeseen. It Is the Speaker*?
belief t'nixt. th«» extra session will adjourn
on Friday or Saturday of this week. He does
ret expect any change to be made In the
sp-aft hunt resolution, and does not think
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name the Assembly members of the com
mittee as soon as the matter i* disposed of.
The Legislature -will reconvene on Thursday
ni*ht and take up financial legislation first.
"I imagine there will be something of »
light ever the direct tax bill," the Speak r
said. He thinks there will be still more c
a flsht over the state income tax measure,
and has a notion that the extra session
will be too short to consider such a broad
problem thoroughly. In consequence, there
isn't much likelihood that any income tax
bill will be passed. if Introduced.
The Ways and Means and Judiciary com
mittees will n>eet on -Thursday or early on
Friday to act on the bills referred to them.
Friday and Saturday, according- to the pres
ent schedule, will be given over to dlscuas
ine direct nominations and the Kraft hunt,
as much discussion as those matters will
get. and then. If they are disposed of, the
legislators will grab their hats and run
home.
On the other hand, direct nominations
advocates here. and. from what is learned
here, all over the state, are much pleased
at the outlook. They are not certain that
the Cobb bill could be passed to-morrow,
but they believe that when it is brought
up for vote in the Assembly enough votes
will be mustered to pass it. They say that
the sentiment around the state has been
making- changes favorable to the reform.
They point out that even in St. Lawrence
County resolutions favoring- direct nomina
tions were passed at some of the caucuses
last Saturday, and such a resolution in As
semblyman Merritt'H own town lacked only
five votes of being adopted. It Is expected
that several New York and Brooklyn men
will swing Into line for the Cobb bill who
did not vote for It last time. The Erie
County Democrats, who voted for the HJn
man-Green bill, are expected now to vote
for the Cobb measure, although they did
not do so at the regular session.
Doubt About a Caucus.
Whether or not there will be a caucus
called on direct nominations is undecided.
Affairs may be in such shape by the end
of the week that one. might be inadvisable,
direct nominations men say. It is known
that at the end of last week those As
semblymen who were seeking signatures
to a call for a caucus had not th© neces
sary number— forty-eight. It Is regarded
here as rather unlikely that they have
made much progress since then.
Much still depends on ex-President Roose
velt's attitude, politicians say. Despite his
emphatic statement, reports are still afloat
that his influence is against the Cobb bill-
On th© other hand, some direct nomina
tions men consider him entirely friendly
to the reform and say they think his at
titude toward Governor Hughes and the
statement of William Loeb, the former
President's close friend, that he personally
favored the Cobb bill, ought to show which
way th© wind was blowing. It appears
that falling some flat statement of his
position on direct nominations by Mr.
Roosevelt anti-Hughes politicians will con
tinue to try to show that he is against
the enactment of the Cobb bill.
Assemblyman Murray, of New York, has
prepared a resolution, which he will offer
to-morrow, providing for th© appointment
of a committee of three Senators and five-
Assemblymen to investigate the. "feasibility
of any reasonable retrenchment consistent
with the necessary unctions and exigencies
of the state government." The resolution
authorizes an Investigation of any failures
to assess and collect taxes on corporate
franchises or other property subject to
taxation, and into th© feasibility and ne
cessity of any additional taxation, and, if
so. to determine which Is the most equitable
and least burdensome to the citizens of the
state. The committee is to report to the
Legislature* on or before February 15, 1911.
Five thousand dollars is appropriated for
expenses.
An objection on the part of any member
will prevent the introduction of th© reso
lution.
WATER POWER BILL KILLED
Provision for State Control Over
Improvements Inadequate.
Albany. June 27.— Governor Hughes has
vetoed the bill of Assemblyman "Whitney
designed to facilitate the making of im
portant water power developments under
th© provisions of th© statute relating to
river improvements. Th© Governor in a
memorandum made public to-day declares
that th© provision mad© by th© bill for
etat© control over Improvements is inade
quate. He says:
It Is apparent, for reasons which I have
repeatedly stated in my messages to the
Legislature, that there is need for appro
priate legislation to secure th© advantages
which would flow from water power devel
opment not limited to mere considerations
of public health and eafety. We should
have a comprehensive scheme, so that the
sources of industrial power in this state
may be properly availed of, and that we
may have that extension of industry under
conditions safeguarding the public interest
which will greatly promote the common
prosperity. This bill, however, presents no
Mich plan, and In what it does provide is
plainly unsatisfactory.
After pointing out the objectionable feat
ures of tho bill the Governor says the lan
guage of the measure "means that, what
ever the actual benefit may be. the state
Bhall not be permitted to obtain a larger
annual return than 6 per cent, and tills is
provided with respect to a period perhaps
fifty years hence." He adds:
The bill admits the principle that there
should be a return to the- state upon the
improvement, but. admitting the principle,
th-re appears to be no justification for the
limitation provided for in the MIL
If th« state is to make assessments annu
ally for benefits derived from the water
tower development. It is plain that theso
benefits should be determined Justly ami
that the assessment should be nxed ±alrly
with respect to them. This bill provides
no adequate machinery for these purposes.
but simply Imposes now an arbitrary limi
tation with respect to what may be fair in
•he future— say. at the end of fifty years.
* Such a measure cannot be Approved. So
far a? th© state is concerned, it Is vague
in part and unduly restrictive in part. So
far rf water power develpment is cor.
cerned. It does not afford an adequate
scheme to relieve the necessities of Indus
try or to meet tiie wants of the people.
I have been very desirous that there should
be a proper plan by which our water pow
en can be dev-lop.d (in a bafis fair to all.
but the details .of such a plan need to be
worked out carefully.
TAX BILLS REINTRODUCED
In Recent Defeat of One Lies In
teresting- Story.
'By Tfl*«raph to The Tribes*. 1
Albany. June — Two bill? which. If they
become law. Controller Williams estimates
will produce about $1,250,000 annual revenue
for the state were Introduced by Assembly
li.an Hinman, of Albany, to-night. Both
tailed of passage at the regular session,
and in the defeat of one lies an interesting
fctory.
That measure, which, at a conservative
estimate. Controller Williams thinks should
yield about Jl.ory.'.iOO a year, is intended to
prevent the fraudulent sale and use of
stock transfer tnx stamps. The bill ;nakes
it a misdemeanor to sell without the writ;
tea consent <>r the Controller a stock trans
fer tax stamp for less than it? («Oe value
and also t<« a!t<-r or remove or prepare for
use any stamp once used. That bill was
defeated at the regular session, chiefly 'jy
UN efforts of two Assemblymen. One of
then has a constituent, a wealthy "stamp
l.r->k»-r. ' whose trade. Is said t« Me largely
In transactions with '-ised stamps Tid in
ihe jmrclia** from office boys of pood
■tampa to be wold at a profit to himself.
The other Assemblyman Is said to have
told hta Seltoam that if thU bill pa—ad It
would put i i-- brother out of business.
Ti) I bill had paMied lie Senate and been
reported fru«r. the Rules Committee of th-
Assembly. it was expected to pass; it*
revenue producing qualities were known:
no 8 ,-neral opiiotWon bad appeared. Vet
or. the day befora the final a<ijour.:mmt,of
the regular .-.-hoi. a motion was made, to
recommit this measure. H xvns recommit
ted, and died as a result. -*
' The necoail bill reorganizes and readjusts
.TOW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1910
the franchise tax on corporations according
to pome recent court decision?. It is ex
pected to produce about 52J0.000 additional
revenue for the state.
ACCUSED OF GRAND LARCENY
Duraat, Oliver, Palmer and Conley Ar
raigned and Give Bail at Albany.
Albany, June 27.— Fid ward A Durant,
president, and Gibson Oliver, treasurer of
th© firm of Durant & Elmore, yrain mer
chants; Henry C. Palmer, formerly freight
agent of the Delaware & Hudson Company,
and William R. (onley, pram inspector for
the Albany Board of Trade, were arraigned
before County Judge Addlngion to-day on
Indictments charging them with grand lar
ceny, as the resuit of nllegcd irregularities
growing out of the failure of Durant &
Elmore. All were admitted to ball.
By means of false bilis of lading, it is
alleged, the firm, which had offices in Al
bany, Chicago, Buffalo and Boston, was
able to borrow hundreds of thousands of
dollars from banks in Albany and other
cities.
Durant !s well known in local business
circles and four years a^o was the fusion
candidate for Mayor against the late
Charles H. Gaus.
LIFE INSURANCE MEN GLAD
New Law Means Healthy Growth,
Bays President Kingsley.
The life insurance companies, particu
larly the larger ones, hailed Governor
Hughes's approval on Saturday of the
Al!en bill with delight.
The bill abolishes the limitation of $150.
000.000 laid upon the yearly business of the
companies by the Armstrong lawe.
"In attaching his signature to the bill
Governor Hughe,-; acted wisely," said Dar-
Trtn P. Kingsley, president of the New York
Life Insurance Company, yesterday. "Sec
tion % as it stood could not be defended
even by those who would limit men's legiti
mate activities. The law discriminated
frankly in favor of companies of other
states, and with equal certainty in favor
of one company in this stiite.
"These conditions are eliminated by the
amendments, and while the principle of
limiting output— after fixing cost— is still re
tained, the limitations apply impartially to
all except industrial business.
"The new law does not eliminate any pro
visions which aim at safety or equity or
economy or publicity. The state simply re
laxes her strangle hold on the throat of
this company, and applies a lighter grip to
the throats of all companies alil^e. 1 hope
and believe that a reasonable and healthful
growth will be possible under the law as it
now stands. "
GRESSER CORRECTS DENTON
Didn't Know About Phillips
Vouchers — Grand Jury Busy.
Lawrence Gresser, President of Queen",
came out in a point blank statement yester
day contradicting the evidence given by
his old friend and political associate, Alfred
E. Denton, municipal Justice, who was on' 1
of the witnesses before Raymond Fosdick.
Commissioner of Accounts.
"The story that Judge Denton. who w«s
then acting as Commissioner of Public
Works, called my attention to thess particu
lar five Phillips vouchers is false," Presi
dent Gresser sayu. "During that month I
signed the whole series, from 1,162 to 1,201
and from 1,240 t» 1.345, making a total of
14S vouchers for the month and a total ex
penditure of from $30,000 to $40,000, all in
small amounts. It would have been a phys
ical Impossibility to examine ali the details
of the work, and I had to depend o.i the re
ports of my subordinates."
For several hours yesterday the Queens
County Grand Jury considered the evidence
against Matthew J. Goldner, who served as
Superintendent of Sewers under former
Borough President Cassidy, and who had
two indictments returned against him
charging grand larceny. It was declared
la3t evening that the finding of the grand
Jury was satisfactory to the prosecution,
which is taken to mean that Goldner ha?
been relndicted.
The recent report by Commissioner Fos
dick, which set forth that former Under
Sheriff John fcL Phillips of Queens had
worked through a number of irregular con
tracts for repairing culvert.*, amounting in
all to about $4,000. will be made the next
subject of inquiry.
DELAY "MET." SALE AGAIN
Committee Gets Until September 27 to
Finish Reorganization.
The sale of the Metropolitan Street Rail
way Company, under the decrees of fore
closure obtained "ny the Guaranty and the
Morton Trust companies, which was set for
July 1 after the failure to secure a bidder
at the first auction, was adjourned yester
day by Judge Lacumbe to September 27. or
later if necessary. This action was taken
at the request <rf the Joint reorganization
committee, composed of the holders of the
general and collateral trust mortgage 5 per
cent gold bonds and the holders of the 4
per cent 100-year g° ld mortgage bonds,
which desires to become a purchaser under
the two decrees of foreclosure.
The petition stated that the elements and
th© factors entering into a consideration of
the reorganization were numerous and
complex, and. considering the circum
stances and the many other matters de
manding the time and attention of the com
mittee action could not be had or reason
ably expected until after the lapse of some
months.
MANY CANDIDATES FOR BENCH
He End of Applicants to Mayor for
Inferior Court Places.
Judging fr<-m the <.-a!l? which he received
yesterday, Mayor Gaynor will have no dif
ficulty lr finding candidates to fill the live
magisterial places within his gift in the
next, few days. To carry out the provisions
of the inferior courts bill, passed on the
report o/ the Page investigating committee.
the Mayor must appoint two new magis
trates, one for Manhattan and The Bronx
and one for Brooklyn, and three justices
of the Court of Special Sessions, one from
Brooklyn or Queens, one from Manhattan
or The Bronx and a third from any part of
tho city.
Besides, the Mayor will designate a chief
justice for the Court of Special Sessions of
the whole city and two chief Justices for
the magistrates' courts of the Ist and 2d
districts. Other appointments provided for
In the bill will be made by the justices
themselves.
There was a regular file of applicants at
City Hall all day yesterday and each urged
his claims to the appointment, while vari
ous politicians urged the qualifications of
their candidates. It Is not sure, however,
whether the Mayor will make, any appoint
ment at all this wefk, but lie may do so.
In any case,' it is statec, no announcement
■will be made before the end of the week or
next Tuesday.
VERDICT FOR HAMMOND'S DOCTOR.
Dr. David Orr Edaon. one of the thirty
six physicians whom Jar.ies B. Hammond,
the veteran typewriter manufacturer, «aid
bad treated hint, got a verdict yesterday In
the Supreme Court for |T.."iO against Ham
mond. Dr. Kdsoii sued for $STo for eighty
seven visits and $»">•• . for examinations.
Hammond declared that the thirty-six doc
tors that had treated him did him no good.
FIGHT WITH KNIVES OVER GIRL.
Kingston. N. V .. June Three Italian
laborer* on the Catskill aqueduct at High
Falls, suitors for an Italian girlj agreed to
Kettle their claims by a three-cornered
li'lit They fought yesterday with knives.
\fi. :<a«rl Kusltiiuuay .Jie In. in his wound*.
'•'rattle rUskus will be badly disiifr'ired.
Frank lioluka escaped unhurt and expects
to marry the girl if he escapes prison. He
la held now on a. charge of assault.
ALL QUIET IN CHINATOWN
But Police Keep Close Watch
After Sunday's Tong Fight.
ARRAIGN SEVEN CELESTIALS
One of the Wounded in Hospital
Dies, Making the Second
Death in Fusillade.
Peace reigned supreme once more last
night throughout Chinatown- Captain
"Big Bill" Hodgins wan not entirely satis
fied, however, with the appearance of
things, and. fearing a further outbreak
like that of Sunday, he had men watching
every street along which the bland, inno
cent looking; Celestials glided noiselessly,
end especially places where they chattered
In groups.
Whenever a policeman or a detective saw
a suspicious lump about the hip pocket or
In any other part of a Chinaman's attire
he promptly "frisked" the Oriental, who
generally smiled sadly, as if pained that a
'Melican officer should think him so easy
*s to carry a sun where it could be seen
so readily.
Every minute the guardians of the peace
strained their eyes and ears for signs of
trouble, and the first cry of "Agh ollah!"
which is the nearest English rendering of
tho Chinese expression for a fight, would
have seen "Big Bills" men promptly on the
job. The slant eyed denizens of Mott, Pell
and Dcyers street went about their busi
ness, however, as if such things as tongs
and shootings had never been known in
their history.
Hing Jin, the sweetmeat vender Tvho was
shot at his stand in Pell street during the
tong battle on Sunday, died early yesterday
at the Hudson Street Hospital, being the
second victim of the affray. Chu Pan. of
No. 63 4th street. Long Island City, who
wmm identified by Sing Jin as the man who
fired th* fatai shot into his abdomen, is
stiil In the hospital, under guard of a
policeman. He has a bullet in his right
thigh, and Is likely to remain there for
Bom;: days to come.
Captain Hodgins and a dozen detectives
took the seven Chinamen arrested at the
scene of the sho6tlng on Sunday to Police
Headquarters yesterday. The Celestials,
hsiKJcuffed to one another, were lined up
before two hundred detectives, who had an
opportunity to study them thoroughly
while the story of the shooting was being
detailed. The "Chinkfl" were designated as
"gun men" of Chinatown.
After this ceremony the seven were
taken to the Tombs court, where they were
arraigned before Magistrate Appleton.
Sergeant John Magner, who captured Chu
Fan, said he had seen the Chinaman now
In the hospital fire two shots, and had seen
two men fall. He also stated that he saw
Wong Kong, another of the prisoners, fire
a revolver.
The seven men described themselves as
follows: Hong Hang, thirty-five years old,
of Xo. 18 Mott street; Yung Tung, thirty
two, of Xo. 41 Mott street; Pong Lew,
thirty-three, of No. 16 Main street. Flush
ing: Ling Yung, forty-four, of No. 33 Mott
street: LeonK Lung, fifty-five, of No. 41
Mctt street; Wong Kons, twenty-seven, of
No l£ I'ell street, and Hugh Kom, twenty
fi\e. of No. 53 Park street. Wong Kong
and Hugh Kom were charged with felo
nious assault, while th-3 others were heU
as matt-rial witnesses.
The seven Chinamen were taken to the
Coroners' office and appeared before Coro
ner Keinberg. who held Chu Pan and Wong
Kong without bail, while the witnesses
were held in $100 ball. Later the five wit
r.f&f.<-B were released on bail furnished by
Louis Alderisi, a barber, of No. 11 Chatham
Square. _
WIND TOO HIGH FOR FLYING
Garden City Aviators Spend Day
Patching Up Their Machines,
Garden City, Long Island. June 27 <Sp?
eial).—Owing to tho high wind no flights
were attempted to-day. The aviators spen;
the day in getting their machines In readi
ness for the flights the last part of the
week.
Captain Baldwin now has his "Red
Devil" installed in his new metai shed, and
expects to give an old-fashioned clambaka
Saturday in honor of its completion. "I
think I will have a typical Long Island
opening," said the captain, "and I hope
that all my friends and every one inter
ested in aviation will be on hand to partici
pate."
The biplane of Philip Wllcox is fast being
mended, but cannot be ready before the
end of the week, as there is much to be
dohe on it yet. Gage E. Tarbell has begun
the erection of a grandstand for the field
and expects to have it completed in two or
three weeks. The stand will be large
enough to accommodate five thousand, and
there will be parking space for one thou
sand automobiles.
Many of the contestants for the Interna
tional races will try their machines out at
the temporary grounds while the new
grounds are being placed in condition.
TARIFF ON BOOKS DISPUTED
Convention Delegates to Report to
Local Bookbinders This Week.
The New York delegates to a three
weeks' convention of the International
P,r<-itlK-rhod of Bookbinders, in Cedar
Rapids. lowa, returned to this city yester
day, accompanied by the international sec
retary, J. W. Dougherty, and will make a
report to the New York bookbinders this
week.
Secretary Dougherty said last night that
one of the most important matters taken
up was the question of the clauses of the
new tariff law, which the bookbinders in
terpreted as levying 40 p«r cent on im
oortet! books with ornamental leather bind
ings, instead of the 25 per cent charged
now. Thia was the tariff on paper covered
books, so that the ornamental leather
binding came in practically free.
"If the 40 per cent rate does not hold
good, then the trade will be driven out of
thic country," he declared.
SHUTTLE TRAIN HITS BUMPERS.
A two-car shuttle tr.iln that runs from
the Third avenue "L" at 42d street to the
Grand Central Station ran into the bump
ers at the end of the branch line, at 42d
street and Park avenue, about 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The passengers of
both oars were severely shaken. Much of
the Ironwork on the front of the train was
twisted and broken from the force of the
collision, but the train was not put out of
cjmniission. _
BIG CORPORATION TAX DAY.
Internal Revenue Collector Anderson col
lected on the corporation tax yesterday
about $125,000. It was the busiest period
sine* the reports were received and ad-
Justed. Since the payments have been com
ing in about $350,000 lias been collected at
the Custom House. The days up to the
time when a penalty of 6 per cent will be
imposed for failure to have paid, it was
said yesterday, would be bo busy that the
present force would find it difficult to
handle the work in the regular bourn.
GEN JACOB H. SMITH HOME.
General Jacob Hurd Smfth. I. S. A., (re
tliec>, who uh» knrtwn In the Philippines
as "He'il Ro«rlag Jake." arrived here yes
terday un i he Amork-Hii liner Philadelphia
from Southampton. GtosaraJ Smith and h.s
wlf«-. who ai-coiniianird him acroaa tbe At
iantlc, left the city shortly alter their ai
rival for their home, in Portsmouth. Ohio.
IMPROVESTHjRD AYE. LINE
Whitridge Also Pays Off Out
standing Receiver's Certificates.
Frederick W. Whltrldge. receiver of the
Third Avenue Railway system, announced
yesterday that he had paid off $500,000 of
the $3,500,000 receiver's certificates outstand
ing and that he expected to pay off an
other $500,000 shortly.
From the proceeds of the $3,500,000 of re
ceiver's certificates originally Issued $1,000.
000 went for the payment of back franchise
taxes and the remainder for new cars,
buildings and other betterments, as well as
the establishment of a beneficiary associa
tion for the employes.
In speaking of the improvements made
elnce he took charge as receiver Mr. Whit
ridge said yesterday:
"When I took charge three years ago
there was not much to the railroad— a
pile of Junk. I should say.
"We bought an entire equipment of new
cars, whipped our power houses Into shape
and erected many new buildings, besides
buying needed supplies of every descrip
tion. The result has been a great im
provement in the earnings of the railroad,
which is proved by our ability to pay off
a half a million of receiver's certificates.
We must have money in the bank to do
this, which is a substantial fact quite clear
to any one."
Mr. Whitrldge added that he was not
going to spend any more money on better
ments and that he would leave the re
pairing of the tracks to the new manage
ment. This work, he said, would coet about
$1,000,000, but, all things considered, the sys
tem was now in first class shape, and if
the reorganization plan went into effect a
first class railroad would fall into the
hands of the new operators.
HELD CHAUFFEUR TO COURT
Yorkville Magistrate Has First
Case Under New Law.
The first case under the new iaw govern
ing the trial of city ordinance cases, which
was signed by the Governor on Saturday,
came up in the Yorkville court yesterday.
The Charge was one of automobile speed
ing, which under the new law is disposed
of by the magistrate in the police court. If
it be a first offence, while second and third
offences are sent to the Court of Special
Sessions.
Thomas I^eahy, chauffeur for E. N. Grin
nell, a retired broker, of No. 35 East 50th
6treet, was the prisoner charged with
speeding 1 . Satisfied that his offence was not
the first. Magistrate Krotel held Leahy in
$100 bail for Special Sessions.
The new law rules that failure to comply
with summonses is punishable by a $25 fine.
If the summons igriored is signed by the
chief city magistrate— to be appointed by
the Mayor— attested by the Commissioner
of Police and served by a policeman a fine
of $50 may be imposed.
DECREES YEAR'S SEPARATION
Court Tries Experiment with Litigating
Wife and Husband.
Justice Kelly, of the Supreme Court,
Brooklyn, tried an experiment in a de
cision which he handed down yesterday in
the action for separation brought by Mrs.
Irene Dominge against Charles C. Do
minge, who formerly lived in Decatur
street. Said the justice:
"I will decree a separation for the term
of one year, the plaintiff to have the use
of the house and the defendant to pay her
$5 a week for the support of the child. Tne
mother may have the custody of the child,
but only upon condition that the father be
allowed to see the chil.l at all reasonable
times as long as he conducts himself in a
reasonable mann?r."
Saying that the charges were trivial, and
in soma cases ridiculous, the Justice con
tinued:
"If the^>e parties will only make an effort
for their own sakes and the sake of their
child there is no reason why they cannot
live together. But to accomplish this they
must move away from their present home,
and the wife must ?!ve up her relatives and
the husband must give up his relatives and
theatrical associates, and they must en
deavor to acquire and use a little common
sense."'
GIVES RESPITE TO CLEANERS
Borough President McAneny Eelents
Until Women Get Other Jobs.
Borough President McAneny has sus
pended the order for tho dismissal of forty
four women, who, with eighteen men, were
to be dropped from the force employed to
clear, the buildings owned by the city. The
Borough President says the reorganization
of the bureau's general methods will con
tinue. He believes, however, that the aver
age taxpayer will be willing to give these
women a chance to work throughout the
summer, or at least until such time as
those who have appealed in their behalf
can provide them, with other work, as most
of them have extreme difficulty in earning
a living
The annua' cost a square foot for clean
ing city offices in Manhattan has been 31
cents: in Brooklyn 20 cents, while in pri
vate buildings, where the work is said to
be more effectively done, it amounted to
nine cents. Under such circumstances, with
a yearly loss of $60,000 to the city, Mr. Mc-
Aneny said he had determined that th©
force must be reduced, and the suspension
is merely to give the women time to get
other work.
CHINESE IN MEXICO ALARMED
Appeal to Their Minister for Protec
tion Against Raiders.
Naco. Ar'z., June 27.— Two Chinese estab
lishments at Cananea. Mexico, have tele
graphed the Chinese Minister at Washing
ton demanding protection from Mexicans
who are said to be preparing to wreck all
Chines* btoree and run the owners out.
The Chinese Minister at Washington is
also accredited to Mexico. Cananea has had
no vegetables for a week, the Ohinese
gardeners being afraid to bring their truck
to town.
Washington, June 27.— The Chinese Lega
tion here has referred the complaint of the
Chinese merchants of Cananea. Mexico, to
the charge d'affaires. Tan Tel Shan, at
Mexico City
BIG ICE MACHINE COURT EXHIBIT.
Probably the heaviest and most cumber
some exhibit that has ever been hauled Into
the Supreme Court was used yesterday in
the case of William Zurmach against Will
lam C. Muschenheim, proprietor of the Ho
tel Astor. The exhibit was an Iron ice
crusher, weighing nearly one thousand
pounds, which the plaintiff, who was an
employe of th<» hotel, declares crushed his
right hand. He sues for $16,000 damages.
The exhibit was hoisted to the courtroom
by means of pulleys ai d tackle. The work
ings of the machine ■ jre explained to the
Jury, who examined it. Muschenheim sad
in his defence that Zurmach disobeyed or
ders when he was hurt and was guilty of
contributory negligence.
SAYS HE DIDN'T HARM CARUSO.
Kx-Senator Thomas C. Whitlock applied
to Justice Marcus, of the Supreme Court,
Brooklyn, yesterday for a writ of reason
able doubt on behalf of Antonio Mi.-uani.
of No. 148 Columbia street, who wan con
victed a short time ago in the County
Court of attempting to extort $15,000 from
Knrico Caruso, the singer, by Black Hand
letters. Mr. Whitlock argued that noth
ins was brought out at the trial to connect
his client with the letters, and that the let
ters did not threaten the ainger'a life. De
cision was reserved.
The blue serge Stiit defies nature^jaw
that clothes in light colors are coolest.
Popular belief ascribes beat absorption to the
darker colors. Blue scr^e :s: s the exception
that proves the rule.
Grateful to the eye. a well-tailored Suit of blue
serge is as dressy as it is com for table. And
as a restful change from the suit of "fancy
material it has no satisfactory substitute.
But because blue serge Suits are so staple in
character, do not allow yourself to think that
all of them are of the humdrum type. Our
tailormen create garments, even the lowest
priced of which will quickly convert you from
that belief.
"Snappy" may be inelegant — but it is an apt
description of the models we present in a wide
assortment of blue serge Suits of various
weaves, unlined, quarter lined or eighth lined.
At $16.50 to $35 — ready for service.
Broadway at 34th St.
89 Regent Street
Goods Charged <r. London to Home
Account — Prices Less U. S. Duties.
In Reduced Circumstances
75% Off
Two sample lines — in which every
department is represented — belts,
gloves, parasols, purses, bags, etc., etc.
Sale begins Wednesday, June
29th, and takes place at both New
York establishments— 2lo Fifth Av
enue and 253 Broadway— opposite
City Hall Square.
-NORTH, COAST
MAINE RESORTS
THERE is a coat of tan awaiting 1
-L you — a coat of tan that will be a 1
source of envy to your friends. Not 1
nly that, but here you will enjoy the best I
vacation you ever had. On one hand |
s a seething surf— bathing unequaled I
— water sports and air that simply 1
blows that tired feeling away. I
Then there are the inland lakes with their m
fishing — canoeing — and pastimes for young m
and old. There are golf links and tennis #
courts, and hotels whose lavish equipment M
and sound, solid comfort i r^ kgUh *.
will make you content. your senue
Applcdore Hoqm
Service effective on and after June twenty ,, lrJ of shoals. >-. H.
Capacity 3tO
The famous Bar Harbor Express will deran from Grand Central Paoacooaway las
Terminal. New York City, 8.00 P. M.. ejeept Suncay, ofTerinj: ex- York Scar*', Me.
cellent through Uain service between New York and Bar Harbor, Capacity 150
Maine, and all intermediate pCT.ts. . New Ocein H«qm
New through Vestibule Day Train {Pullman and Dinin? Can) S*arapscotr, Mass.
New York, Portland and Waterville— departs from Grand Central Capacity 275
Terminal. New York City, at 9.00 A. M. Daily except Sunday. Rantely Lai- House
connecting with principal North Coast and Maine Resorts. Ransely Lakes. Me.
i For full information, tickets, literature and line iolders, caJl. Capacity 250
L write or 'phone Hotel Wentworta
L CITY TICKET OFFICE ■ New Castle. N. H.
m CIT.I IIL-Ktl UrrltD Capacity SCO
171 Broadway New ( York City Farrafut Host*
- TrrrpvAv? c?i muTT ivn ,^r Rye Beach. N. H.
WON'T SEE MUCH OF NEW YORK
Curio Dealer's Nap Made Him Coal
Passer on Arabic's Trip. %
George Edwards, a curio seller of Queens
town, made a visit to this city yesterday,
arriving on the White Star liner Arabic
from Liverpool. He will get a look at the
Metropolitan tower and possibly a scant
view of "West street near 23d, but that Is
about all he will see of New York. When
the Arabic was at Queenstown Mr. Ed
wards went aboard to sell his wares and
forgot to go ashore. Then he fell asleep
and woke up somewhere off Haunt's Rock
Lightship. There were no angry words
when the ship's officers found him. He
was asked quietly if he could trim coal
an.l he replied politely that lie could.
"Right you are. my man," said the chief
officer, "com© this way. Mr. Kdwards."
The chief led the way to the stoke hole.
Thereafter the forgetful Irishman assisted
In keeping up the Arabic's steam. Ho will
be kept aboard under lock and key until
the liner returns to Queenstown.
FORM HOSPITAL LEAGUE.
Hempstead, I^ons Island, June 27.— A hos
pital league has been formed by the women
interested in the Belmont Memorial Hos
pital. Tb# officers of the league are: Mrs.
CARPET J. & 11. WILLIAMS
Tel. 30* Columbus. Eat. .5-4.
CLEANING 353 weststo si.
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