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Daily Picture Coupon Six Coupons like this, together •.••-. one from THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE (They n«ed not be con«ecutlv» dales) if presented with 10 CENTS at the offices of The New- York Tribune Main Office, %££*•&.. irz'^'s OFFICE. 1364 Broadway. •K-m «t!tlc -he bearer to one genuine baas colcred Photogravure, on fin« plate paper. UMxIVA. 12c. BY MAIL. Subject* r»a<sy: BABY STUART THE STORM BREAKERS MOTHER AND CHILD THE HOLY FAMILY AN AMERICAN BEAUTY PEACEFUL HOUR DIES ACCUSING HIS WIFE Bookmaker in Note Says She Be trayed Him — Hangs Himself. Washington. July 17.— Accusing his •rife of bestowing upon him a '"Judas ■kiss" and of Instigating hi's arrest as a fugitive from justice, William Lyons hanged himself with his leather belt «nd ended his life in a police station to day. Lyons's alleged offence was hand book making. He was taken into cus tody yesterday on an old charge. Lyons, "who was fifty years old, and his wife were arrested here about a year ago. accused of making handbooks on the races. The case against Mrs. Lyons wit nolle passed. After being released on bond the husband left the rity before the matter came to trial. Nothing was heard of him until yester day, when he was arrested. This morn ing his body was found hanging from his cell door. He left a note addressed to his wife, accusing her of betraying his presence in the city. *'I know this trouble has been insti gated by you," the note read. "This is what you meant by telling me that you wan going to see the clerk of the court, not to get the cases settled, but to get me in trouble. It was a Judas kiss you gave me. I know you have done this to get rid of me and to hide the life you are living. Well, I have lost every thing, even my wife. May <lod forgive you, as I have tried to do to-night! Goodby." THREE PLUNGE TO DEATH Children on East Side Victims of Similar Accidents. Three children Bell to their death yes terday on the lower East Side while play ins on roofs or fire escapes. All of the accidents occurred within a radius of a T«w blocks. I/ouis Levir.e, eleven years old. of No. 109 dipon Bet. was flying pigeons from roof of No. Jr! Henry street, with sev 1 other boys, when he fell to the rear rd and was instantly killed. A man had en the l>oys permission to open the ;cs. It was while chasing one of the ds that Irvine ran 100 near the edge of ,;,. ! roof. Patrolman Puena called an am lance from Oouverneur Hospital, but > boy was already dead. _ he second accident was that of Sembrich ng. a three-j-ear-old boy. of No. 171 Riv rton street, who fell from the third floor the street. The baby had been playing i the B»« -escape, when be slipped through » well .■:■] landed on his head, fractur ; hie skull. i;. died at Gouverneur Hos pttal. 'he third victim was Bonigio Ciemente, ir years old. of No. 77 Forsythe street. \o died at Gouverneur Hospital from a tractate of the skull. The child was sitting on the are escape, when he fell to the •eet SAVES WOMAN FROM SUICIDE Man Goes Into Hudson River and Brings Her Ashore. MrF. Mary Moran, thirty-three years old, of No. 171 P«rry street. while in a fit at <lOspondcnev yesterday afternoon ©wr the i*v:«?nt death of her husband, tried to drown h«rs«>lf In the Hudson River, oS Mitt street. She was taken to .1. Hood Wright Hospital, where the doctors . ■ .• her stimulants and Krnt her a irisoncr to the West CSth street nation. "Within half an hour she was on li»t v.a.- to Flower Hospital, suffering, it was feared, from pneumonia, brought on by her dip In the river. Moe Mark.-. 8 railroad detective, saw the ■woman in the Hudson River! She was in shallow water and was holding her head under the surface. Mauks waded out, and »ft#>r a struggle got her ashore. He called Patrolman Rose, of the West 100 th street station, who called an umbulariee from J. llooii Wright Hospital. It was while in her cell at x..'- West 68th street station that she FuddenJy became ill, making necessary her j=ccond trip to a hospital. MIXERS BURIED 123 HOURS Two Germans Rescued by Bore Through 130 Feet of Rock. Bochum. Prussia. July 17.— Two miners have been dufc out of the Prinz Regent coalpit. aft*-r '': hours' burial. They were caught behind solid rock 130 feet thick, and were without food and drink. More than or.*- hundred men have been • BSased day and right in hewing the rock. In a hammock, on the shady side of a breeze- Bwcpt porch, or on the banks of a babbling brook The Tribune is a welcome companion. If your rural news agent will not supply you with *he oaper, send us his name and address, with r nficulars. If you wish the paper h\ mail, send your name and address. wi»h the small remittance necessary, to New-York Tribune Circulation Department. 154 Nassau St.. New York. Daii> only, one month, . . 50c Daov and Sunday 7(Jc NO PLATFORM MEDDLING President Again States Position on State Politics. THREE MAINE SPEECHES Will Talk at Eastport. Bangor and Rockland Next Week — Firecrackers at Church. Beverly. Mass.. July — President Taft stated to-day, with more emphasis than he has heretofore -employed, the position which. he is taking with regard M Repub lican state platforms and candidates. The President does not think he should be called on to write the party declarations in the different commonwealths or to name men for any of the elective offices. A President, it was intimated, has a pretty big Job on his hands when he undertakes to fulfil all the pledges in the national platform and to bring Congress around to the same way of thinking. As to planks in the state platforms in dorsing the administration. Mr. Taft feels that unless they can be written on what he has said and done since taking office nothing he could add In a personal way would help matters out. The, Ohio conferences the last three days have served to bring out The Presi dent's attitude. He has been informed of the general tenor of the platform to be adopted at the Columbus convention the latter part of this month, but he did not go into the details of the different planks. No Opinion on Candidates. Under no circumstances, President Taft let it be known, would he express an opin ion as to candidates. He hopes that th« best possible man wlli be chosen to head the ticket m hi? home state. The tight this fail in Ohio, it is generally acknowledged. will be a hard one. But Mr. Taft feels that a convention ma-ie up of thirteen hundred delgates can well be trusted to choose its own candidates In Its own way. Mr. Taft has been told that none of the three avowed candidates, Carmi Thompson. "Warren G. Harding and O. B. Brown, has a majority of the votes. This has led to the opinion that a compromise candidate rrjust be found. The friends of James K. Garfleld are hopeful that the delgates may turn to him, but the stats leaders who ar .• friendly to the administration and who will writ*,* strong indorsement of Mr. Taft and all oriiis acts in the platform declare that Mr. Garfleld cannot be nominated. The only other "sprung" candidate who is much talked of is Representative Nicholas Long worth. It is said, however, that Mr. Lon3 worth much prefers to remain in Congress and it will take a great amount of pressure to get him into the state fight Judge Reynold Kinka<de, of Toledo, spent an hour or more with the President to-day. The judge was strongly urged for the gov ernorship nomination some weeks ago, but he let it be known that he. preferred his place on the state bench. Like all other Ohio leaders who have come to Beverly recently. Judge Klnkade "just happened"' to be in Boston, and "ran out to pay his respects." ■*■ Burton at Beverly To-day. Senator Burton is coming to-morrow. Sen ator Dick Is still here, and Wade H. Ellis, chairman of the Ohio executive committee. Is within a few minutes" ride. They all ex pect to have a. final word with Mr. Taft to-morrow. The President consented to-day to make tlire^ sp<?ecbp« in Maine during bis ten days' cruise, in the Northern waters. The Maine elections are held on September 12, ::nd are generally looked on as indicating the political trend of the times. Mr. Taft, however, will keep away from politics. The leavers feel, however, that bis presence in the state find bis appearance before the people will arouse enthusiasm and have a most desirable moral effect on ibe cam paign. The Democrats are making a. strong bid for tbe state this year, and the Re publican leaders admit that the situation is giving them concern. Ex-Governor John F. Hill of Maine, -who is chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Byron Boyd, of Augusta, chairman of the Republican State Com- Bafttee. were in Beverly to-day and had an extended conference with the President. They made no attempt to conceal thoir appreciation when Mr. Taft consented to EpeaJv at Eastport, tbe extreme northeast corner of tbe United States: at Bangor and at Rockland. The President will spend an hour or moro at each of these cities. He will go ashore a? Eastport from the Mayflower about 2 o'cio.-k on the afternoon of Tuesday, July IS. Tbe speech at Bangor will be on Saturday, July L' 3. and at Rockland on Tuesday. July .r,. Mr. Taft will go to Bangor from Bar Harbor by special train. lie will append the night of the 23d with Senator Hale at Ellsworth. Senator Lodge at Luncheon. Senator L.odge., of Massachusetts, had luncheon with the President to-day. The Massachusetts situation was briefly dis cussed, ar.d both the President and the Senator seemed pleased with the pros pects. Archbishop CTOonnelL of Boston, paid st call of respect and sat with the President on the piazza for half an hour. There was an amusing incident in Bev erly this morning as the President was about to enter the First Parish Untarian Churc!;. Giuseppe Devencenzo, recently naturalized, became excited over seeing the President and set off a firecracker which he had brought slong for the pur pose. 1 h**re was some excitement among the watchers near Devencenzo, but the man was not molested. It is said that during the President's absence from Beverly tbe cottage he is occupying will receive a needed coat of paint. QUIET WEEK FOR ROOSEVELT He Attends Church at Oyster Bay Clad in White Duck Suit. Oj >ter Bay. July 17.— Ex-President Roori* vtlt went to church to-day in a ?u:t of spot less white duck. Mrs. Roo.sev-lt and ArcHe amva with him. A crowd of unall boys stood by and looked as he entered church, 2nd ag;-:;; ai he came out. Mr. Roosevelt *aved bis hat at them as be was whisked away in his automobile. rhla areejt is to be a quiet one at Saga rnor»- Hill. Ptew visitors and no political oonferenees are expected. Mr. Roosevelt hope? to put in meat of the time writing Hifififtlf for his Western trip. The oniy interruption.- will be his viL-iu~ to his edi torial office in New York on Tuesday and Friday CORPORATION TAX RECEIPTS Only About $400,000 of the $27,267,927 Remains Unpaid. Washington, July —Treasury returns show that to date there has been paid $26, 440.699 of the assessments originally made, aggregating $27,367,527, on account of the corporation tax. Of the remaining SS^.OOO about half has been abated by th& Commis sioner of Internal Revenue for various rea sons or is in dispute. The expectation is th^t by the end of the month the $100,000 unpaid will be received. Already seme of the collectors have been obliged to impose penalties for a failure to pay the assessments by July 11. PULLMAN SHOPS ON FIRE. Pullman. 111.. July 1~- — During a storm to-day lightning struck the freight car shops of the Pullman company, causing a lire that resulted in damage of more than lioo.ooo. . >—- -'•;- ' . NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBI \E. MONDAY, JULY 18, 1010 TO OPPOSEBOTH PARTIES Pennsylvania Independents Issue Call for Convention. Philadelphia. July 17.— The committee of Independents organized to arrange a state convention for the nomination of candidates in opposition to the Republican and Demo cratic state tickets to-day made public a formal call for a convention to be held in this city on July 28. The call is in Ptrongr language, declaring that representative free government has been overthrown in Pennsylvania," that with unimportant exceptions "all govern mental functions are performed by the creatures of a political machine," and that the "manipulators of this machine have, 'n a peculiarly shameles manner, dictated the actions of both the Republican and Demo cratic conventions." Pennsylvania this year -will elect a Gov ernor, lieutenant Governor. Secretary of Internal Affairs and State Treasurer. The Republicans nominated Congressman Charles K. Tencr. of Washington County, for Governor, and the Democrats named Webster Grim, of Bucks County. CROWDS AT_CR!PPEi\J HOME Police Again Digging — No Clews — Many Murderers Escape. London. Juiy 17. — The Hilldrop residence of Dr. Hawlcy H. Criapen. in the cellar of which the mutilated body of a woman vas found early last week, was visited to-day by thousands of Londoners. All day long the house was the centre of attraction lor great crowds of the curious, interested in the digging- operations of the police, which have been renewed in the hope of finding some further clew to the crime Friends of Mrs. Crippen. known under the stage name of Belle Elmore. are convinced that the body v/hich is now awaiting the coroner's inquc?t will prove to be that m the misting singer The nature of the re port of the physicians who Viave made aa examination of The tody has not been dis closed, but it tp- announced that they are convinced from an examination of the dead woman's heart that she did not suffer from disease at that organ. Whether it will b? possible to prove the identity cannot be told until the evUto&ee 's placed before the board of investigation. Apparently the police have made little progress in the case, and if they have dis covered any new facts they are not making them known. During the latter part of the week there has been a remarkable series of murders in London, Slougb. Newcastle and Cromer, anil in every case the murderer has escaped. According to th© published statement of her married sister, Ethel Le Neve, who is believed to have- been Dr. Crippen's com panion when he disappeared from his home, in a hurried visit to her on July 9 pro fessed the greatest anxiety over the pos sibility that she was not Crippen's legal wife. After the announcement of the death of Belle Elmore, Dr. Crippen introduced the L«=> Neve woman as his wife, although there h;3R been no proof forthcoming so far that a marriage took place. The statement of the sister, which throws a new light on the subject, says that Crippen informed Ktbel 1.0 Neve that he had just discovered that Belle Elmoro was still living, and that he intended to go to America to clear up the matter. FUTILE SEARCH OF LINERS Officers on Cedric and Columbia Find No Trace of Crippen. Pour detective? were on band yesterday to search incoming liners for Dr. Hawley Harvey <'ripjiftii. the American physician who Is wanted by the British authorities for the murder of his wife, who was known on the stage as Belle Elmore. While it was thought that Dr. <~Yippen had not sailed from Glasgow, Detectives Scanlan and Reed made a careful search of the Anchor liner Columbia, which came in from the Scotch port at 8 a. m. Detectives Leeson ana Moody went down the Bay on a reve nue cutter «nd overhauled the Cedric. which left Liverpool on Saturday a 'week ago, the day of tlie Ivusitania's departure from the same port. Mrs. Frederick Glnnett. a friend of (rip pen's dead wife, who has been with the detectives at steamship piers since Friday, was present yesterday to identify the doc tor. Mrs. Glnnett was accompanied by her husband, and both assisted the detectives in the search of the Cedric. Mrs. Hyde, a sister of Mrs. Ginnett, accompanied by her husband, both of whom know Crippen, were at the Anchor Lino pier. The search will be continued to-day on the Red Star liner Kroonland, which will arrive from Antwerp and Dover, and on the Minnetonka, of the Atlantic Transport Line, which will arrive early this morning from London. THOUGHT THEY HAD CRIPPEN Yonkers Man Named Crippon Plunged from Roof in Sleep. Harry Crippon. twenty-eight years old, plunged through space for a distance of seventy-five feet from the roof of his home, No. IS Clinton street, Yonkcrs, yesterday morning. As he afterward said, he went on the roof for a nap, the temperature in his apartment being too much for him, and, Calling asleep, he dreamt that he was in an airship. While in this state of somnambu lism he walked off the roof. Patrolman Ahearn found Crippon uncon scioua some time after bis plunge and lie summoned an ambulance from St. Joseph's Hospital. .Shortly after his admissioo to the hospital Crippon regained his senses. His left arm had been fractured and be had bruises on the body. Crippon was an aviation enthusiast. On Saturday night he confided to his wife that his chief ambition was to fly some day. All his idle moment. 1 : he occupied in reading the accounts of the conquest of the air. At the time of the Ourtiss flight from Albany Crippon was on I've roof of his house for hours before Curtias was due to pass Yon kers. When word wa.^ received at iho Yonkers Police Headquarters that a man named Crippon had dived from a roof, pt-rhapa in an attempt to commit suicide, the police thought that they had Dr. Crippen, the al- Kjred wife murderer, for whom the police of two continents are searching. Tiicre was a stir among the police until it was learned that the ina'i was nut Dr. Crippen, of Lon don. P. A. PORTER MAY RUN AGAIN Former Congressman Sounds Sentiment of County Leaders. Medina, N. V., July 17 (Special).— are many indications that, the 3uh Congress District will again be the sceso of a con test for political supremacy between, the Wadsworth interests and the friends of Frederic C. Stevens, Superintendent nt Pub lic Works, and ex-Congressman Peter A Porter. It is now stated on excellent au thority that Mr. Porter is to endeavor to return to Congress, and the different forces ere already lining up tor the primaries. The opinion here is that Porter will run as an independent and endeavor to secure the Democratic indorsement. He did thU four years ago, and although James W. Wadsworth had been carrying the district by from •■■••»> to 12,000 votes. Porter was elected by €.221 He carried the counties of Orleans. Niagara, Wyoming and Genese*. and reduced the Wadsworth majority In Livingston County to less than 800. Two years ago the Wadsworth following in th«; district succeeded in defeat!' him for rencraination, and Congressman Sim mons was named. Frank w. Brown, of Warsaw, was Dominated by th« Democrat! and v a:- defeated by only a small majority on a straight out-and-out part] fight. Since that time th© Wadsworths have weakened themselves in the district by their tight on the policies of Qovernoj Hughes, and Por ter seems to think that this Is hie year. WILL SET CHARLTON FREE No Other Alternative, Prosecutor Says — Government Must Act. GARVEN TALKS ABOUT CASE Hangs On to Prisoner Pending Decision on Demand of Italy for Extradition. The chances for escaping punishment for the murder of his wife in their villa near Lake, Como, Italy, to which he confessed, are said to grow better for Porter Charlton as the statutory period during which the authorities can legally hold him a prisoner in the Hudson County <N. J. )_^ail awaiting some action on the part of the federal gov ernment runs low3rd Its end. In a case l'ke Charlton'!". which has assumed a. deli cate international character because of the lack o? a definite understanding as to ex tradition between this country and Italy, the prisoner can usually be held for a period of sixty days from the time he, 1? first arraigned in court. Prosecutor Pierre P. Garven of Hudson County said yesterday that unless some way could be found to stretch the statu tory period he had no alternative but to liberate Charlton at th* expiration of that time, should the court sn rule, which it would be most likely to do, on petition of the defendant's counsel Charlton was arrested on June 23 as he landed from the North German Lloyd steamer Prlnzess Irene at Hoboken. He Mas arraigned before Recorder McGovern the following day. The hearings on his possible extradition have been adjourned from time to time, and the last adjourn ment was taken until August 11. Prosecutor Garven seemed to think yes terday that the arraignment on August 11 might be considered as the flrff forma! hearing on the question of extradition, and that the s-tatutory period will begin to run from that time. He said, however, that the court would have to decide that ques tion, too. Prosecutor Garven ana his asso ciates for the prosecution are hopeful that the federal authorities will decide the ex tradition matter in the mean time. "All my present interest and duty in the case,' Prosecutor Garven ?aid yesterday, "is to hold young Charlton in jail as long as I can to give the government a chance tt grant extradition if it finally decides to do so. The statutory period during which I can hold a prisoner in such a oase usually runs for sixty days after he has first ap peared in court, but just when that period would begin to run in this case will have to be determined by the court. "Counsel for the defence has agreed not to make any definite move until the prelim inary hearing In regard to extradition pro cedings on August 11. I haven't any idea what the government purposes to do toward extradition, as I have had no official com munication from Washington concerning :he case. If no action is taken by the govern ment the only th^ng for me to do is to acquiesce in the decision of the court. In the mean time I "shall bang on to our pris oner." F. Floyd Clarke and other counsel for the defence are still very confident that the fed eral authorities will not grant extradition, in view of the Italian law, which does not permit its own subjects to be extradited from Italy for crimes committed in another country. Their confidence Is strengthened in this respect becaua they believe that Italy will never consent to mak.> nn exception in Charlton's case and go far enough to change its legal system and allow Italians who have committed crimes in this country to be brought back from Italy in the future. ;is Secretary of State Knox is understood to have demanded from the Italian govern ment as a proviso in the Charlton cacti. Judge Paul Charlton. father of the prisoner, is said to have already made arrangements to place his son in a sanatorium after he is freed, believing that young Charlton's mind is affected. On the uther hand, Kmile K. Fuchs, coun sel for Captain Henry Harrison Scott, of the coast artillery corps, brother of the murdered woman, will exert every legal effort to bring about the punishment of Charlton for his crime. Mr. Fuchs has been to Washington several times to fa cilitate, if possible, the action of the gov ernment toward granting extradition. DECISION EXPECTED SOON A Precedent Which Seems to Bar Wife Slayer's Extradition. Washington. July IT.— Developments in thr- Porter Charlton extradition case are expected at the State Department this week, following the reeein; from Rome of the formal application for the removal of the young American to Italy for trial on a charge of having murdered his wife at Lake Como. It Is known that diplomatic exchanges as to the positions of the two governments have taken place, and it is expected that some conclusion in this par ticular will be reached in a few dayß. .State Department officials uniformly have declined to discuss the attitude of this government. This reticence applies to the query as to what the United States will do in the event Italy refuses to agree to grant extraditicn on similar circumstances, namely, when one of its subjects is charged with committing a crime in America and escapes to Italy, as well as to all other .subjects involved in the exchanges. On the subject of the principle of the necessity for reciprocity in the exchange of persons within their jurisdiction, Mr. Wilson, Acting Secretary of State, ex pressed his views in 1907. These views were made public to-day, quite incidentally, as a part of the "foreign relations of 1907." in that year there arose the question of re moving F. L. Jacobs, an American, from France to Argentina. In stating the posi tion of the T'nited States Mr. Wilson, in a letter to Consul General Skinner, tiaid: '"Suppose there were no extradition treaty in force between the United States and France, and this country should ask for the extradition of a fugitive who had com mitted some crime in the United States and fled to France, the French government would grant the i-ame if thr T'nited States would promise that this government would surrender a fugitive from French justice charged with the same crime, should the case arise. This promise the United States would b^ compelled to refuse to make, fol lowing the decision in United States agt. Rauscber. since no extradition treaty au thorized the surrender. Fiance, therefore, would refuse to honor the department's re quest because this government could, not promise reciprocity." PAN-AMERICAN HARMONY The Conference Is Especially . Friendly to the United States. Washington, July 17.— Complete harmony prevails, and there is a general disposition especially friendly to the United States at the fourth Pan-American conference, now in session at Buenos Ayries, This is the report to the State Department from Henry White, chairman of the delegation from this country to the conference Th* delegates from the United States. Mr. White adds, were urged to accept chair manships of several committees, but deemed it best to decline all except the chairmanship of he committee on steam ship service between American republics, to which Lewis Nixon, of New York, was appointed . :■■'■■ ' President Tuft has been offered find will accept the honorary presidency of the con gress of American students in session In connection with the Pan-American confer ence. THE MONGOLIA STILL ASHORE. Yokohama, July 17 —The Pacinc Ifafl steamer Mongolia, OfOW Hong Kong to San Francisco, which ran ashore off Shimod.i and was rencated without damage, has gone aground a gala. MILLION LOSS TO STATE Controller Tells of Stock Trans fer Stamp Fraud. POWERLESS AT PRESENT Williams Says Condition Will Continue Until the Law Is Changed. IBy Telegraph to Th« Tribune. 1 _ Albany, July 17.— least $1,000,000 a year is' lost to the state through the fraudu lent use of stock transfer stamps. The or ganized system ' of defrauding the state is pointed out in a statement to-day by State Controller Williams, who declares that IBS dealers who engage in these illegitimate transactions are experienced in fraud am most shrewd in protecting themselves m this traffic. Efforts, to obtain legal evi dence on -which to base convictions have failed." x;- . . "The condition can and undoubtedly WHJ continue." says Mr. Williams, "until '-'< law is so changed as to enable the Con troller to obtain legal evidence upon whtcn prosecutions can be successfully conducted Efforts to amend the law so as to give tne Controller power to break up these practices failed at the last regular and 'extraordinary sessions of the Legislature. In a statement to-day Controller Witt iams says . Certain statements have recent y rat^f.: peared in the press, more or less ac c «J a *s£. describing existing conditions In the col lection of the stock transfer '« *»> l £* State Controller. I deem it Pr o ?. r ♦°,£ n l ,£ an authoritative statement of these conai tions and of the course pursued b> tne Controller in the collection of this »*« b the hope of stimulating a helpful public in The cS importance of this revenue to the state will be appreciated when it is under stood that during the last fiscal 3^,*^ amounting to *0,3E0,04'j 16 cr ® con ->• from the sale and transfer of s . to f K : hron - h The department was aware that £™»" improper practices considerable revenue from this source was being los to mo state, but not until a thorough invest ga tion had been made was the ; enormits of these frauds apparent. At the outset « was estimated that the state was losing at the rate of $2,000.0C0 a year In all cases of the collection of a .tax »y the use of adhesive stamps stt^tregtilatlon and vigilant supervision are c*e * a ££ i .£ prevent the loss of revenue through evasion and fraud. In my annual report to the Legislature it was declared that the ]***-*- loss to the state in the collection ofihJs tax occurs from the resale and use or stamps not properly cancelled, as required by law. and declared that the root of tnt. evil must be reached. Reorganization Necessary, It was at once found necessary to re organize the force of examiners by employ ing men with particular adaptab_ ilitv .or the work because of their familiarity with the intricate character of stock : transac tions A X Alford of New York City, waf appointed chief of the bureau and put in full charge of the work. His experience in the banking and brokerage business l.rior to his appointment and ability as an organizer, peculiarly fitted him for the duties of this new office an d th e re sults already obtained m the work are $8& * S caKf; on by-^ned been"^ «££ th^dv|M war tax. in 1898. and among whom are sev era! reported to have amassed large fort unes in the business. ■ In order to carry on their operations it is necessary for these dealers to have on hand a supply of cancelled stamps as well as to obtain good stamps at a price which will enable them to dispose of them at a profit Their stock of cancelled stamps is obtained in several ways. In the ordinary course of business be tween brokerage houses the stamps repre senting the tax are affixed to memoranda of sale. From time to time the brokerage houses dispose of the memoranda tickets which have accumulated in their offices, sometimes selling them to junk dealers. woh in turn sell them to the stamp dealer?. If the tickets are thrown out as waste pa per they come into the possession of the janitors or porters of office buildings, who "also dispose of them as junk or to the stamp dealer. Numerous instances have been brought to the attention of the Con troller, in which the brokers' offices have been broken into and the stamp tickets stolen. The agents of the stamp dealers often approach the employes who have the handling of these tickets in brokerage of fices, ami after gaining their confidence arrange with them to secure possession of these memoranda of sale. Profit of 200 Per Cent Sometimes. After obtaining these tickets the dealer removes the stamps and sorts them, some times selling them to employes of the houses from which they originally came at a profit of from 100 to 200 per cent. The employe purchasing these stamps affixes them in the payment of the tax to memo randa of sale delivered from his office. The unused stamps which are furnished him by his employers to be attached to these same memoranda of sale be sells instead to the stamp dealer at from 50 to 75 per cent of their face value. In many instances the stamps, while at tached to the sales tickets in the brokerage houses are not properly cancelled, either through carelessness or design. It i* an easy matter for these stamps to be subse quently removed either by the messenger boys or by trie stamp dealers themselves and cancelled stamps put in their places. brokers frequently send messengers with a certified check drawn to the order of the agent of the Controller authorized to sell stamps, to make necessary purchases. In stead of buying direct from the agent, the boy obtains the .stamps from a stamp dealer at a discount of from 5 to 7 per cent, de livering the certified check to the dealer who in turn Dresents it to the agent of the Controller and nurchases stamps of small denominations which are in such demand that the dealer can easily dispose of them at par. The department realized at once that It would be necessary to cut off the supply of stamps which found their way into the hands of the dealers. In following out this work we have been surprised at the ingenu ity displayed in eradicating the cancellation marks from the stamps, many different methods being employed. Notwithstanding the degree of perfection to which this work has been brought, the examiners of the de partment have found thousands of tickets with stamps affixed ranging in value from $1 to $30, which clearly indicate their sec ond use. As evidence of these methods the Controller has the. signed confessions of several brokers' employes and messengers and also many oral confessions, which cor roborate each other and explain the meth ods by which from $500 to $1,800 have been realized by messenger boys in the course of one year's transactions. The department has found emanating from at lea.st one hun dred different brokers' offices tickets aiv ing clear evidence of the second usage of stamps, and dishonesty on the part of bro kers' employes. Almost invariably the bro kers themselves had no suspicion of this wrongdoing in their office;*, and in some cases it has been difficult to convince them of the fact, but on being convinced, in every instance they have afforded the department their hearty co-operation in its endeavor to radicate the evil, and many employes have lost their positions because of the discovery of these wrongdoings, the result of which might lead to thefts of a far more serious nature. Members of brokerage firms whose employes have confessed to such thefts are loath to prosecute in individual instances because of the comparatively small amount of money Involved and the notoriety at tendant upon the prosecution. In one in stance, however, four boys were arrested and held for the grand jury. The evidence was submitted to that body, but no indict ment was returned. The moral effect of this failure to indict was immediately shown by an-increased activity among the stamp dealers. Evidence Taken by Hallett. The following evidence, taken by Deputy Controller Hallett; may be of interest In this connection: Q, -How old are you? A.— Twenty-three. Q. -Where do. you live? A. — With my parents. Q.— Where are you employed A.— am at home I am out of work. I was em ployed by (mentioning brokerage house). but was discharged two days ago. Q.— What was the reason for your dis charge? A.— For changing stock stamps. Q.— Where did you get the stamps? A-- From other tickets which were sent in from other houses. Q.— Did you receive the tickets? A.— l and several other boys would receive them. Q.— When these tickets would be presented what •would be done with them? A.-, Put on file: in the evening put in another case. The boy would separate the different tickets and put them in their respective pigeon holes. . :. -■■- Q.— Would -you look through them? A.~ No. I would watch them as they came In Q. -If you saw some that were not badly runcelled, would you .take the tickets and keep the stamps and destroy the tickets' Yes, Q— Did yon stamp the outgoing tickets delivered to other houses? A. I and sev eral other boys. ' Q.— Where were the cancelled stamps J Z omee ? A-m the ca.h*r* 3 -'>ul d yo,,Uke_U-.outK r \ ! to him to stamp? A.-No^i tir "\ 'XT. 'there and lorn* one else **»> > *' *' Id SSITf^ canceled I i» Pl»c« of »Im - would Sba .saws— — stamp dealers.) /-tamp dealer) with Q.-When you sold to < 8 £["»L lf . »r H d oS-rui^ u^'H> *• c 4msts *.£•& ■ w -*&»•» ~ re employed? A-~Y.fA -~ Y .f s L,_^ A _ Yea on to relate how n ® a^ n j* business with days later.. I wen l up t or. s -"-ant to take looked at «hem. but did «ot **n from __ them. But I sad, ££ v to.,N^n take them fthe other boyj: TThJ hy t £££th«n He never from me?" Then *'^i°^ *"*,?; ji 25 for a had much to say. He ««« ,ms>*, m s>* *£S& SeVs^yortLT^youwere hinVA^VneVst time he refused to^y the stamps, as I told >ou. Alter you got the stamps? ■£•— A«er i , y~£ ame '&2H& - "is: ass? boy was employed]." f stamps of [th. got the good stamps trom in *>ro>r that II SouM! be cleM- tIOT wm coming from that ° Q^-He knew' the purpose of that? He SS^rWS '^L^^^^perio/or^m, have you been selling; stamps? A.-About three or °Q r Jwhat is the value of the- stamp? you took from — this employers]. A.—Be tween Sl'oo and 3300. Q —That is the amount you received from the stamp brokers? A.— Tes, the face value is about $400 ... The dealers who engage in these illegiti mate transactions are experienced in fraud and most shrewd In protecting themselves in this traffic. It is evident that the Con troller knows who they are and where they operate, and the question naturally arises. Why are they not arrested and prosecuted? It is solely because of the lack of legal evi dence. The evidence of those with whom they have had business is Incompetent, as they are accomplices in the eye 3of the law; and although the Attorney General and the District Attorney have given most careful consideration to the evidence, which is morally convincing of their wrongdoing, they advise us that a conviction coula not toe secured. PAROLES FOR PRISONERS 2,500 U. S. Convicts Will Be Freed Under New Law. Washington, July 17. — Preliminary rt^rs have been taken at the Department of Jus tice for putting into effect the law enacted at the last session of Congress for paroling United States prisoners, -thus establishing «. practice that had been adopted by probably one-half the states. The law has the warm approval of Attorney General Wickersham. It probably will be two or three months before any actual paroling of federal pris oners will be taken. The first step will be the establishment of rules and regulations for the procedure of the board of parole of each penitentiary- These ,- re to be subject to the approval of the Attorney General. Probably twenty-five hundred prisoners are now in the federal penitentiaries who will be affected by the law sooner or later. The law provides that convicts whose prison records are good and who have served one third of the terms to which they were sen tenced, may be released on parole under certain prescribed conditions. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD t Bulletin. 3EMS OF THE EAST JERSEY COAST. On the upper Xew jersey seacoa?t between Loog Branch and the headwaters of Barnegat Bay is one the most charming combinations of park, lawn ■ I >ea_-ide to be found in America. On this favored section the hand of man has planted a group of resorts artist-c conception, pleasing in realization, which recruit their summer colonies from the North, South. East, and West. Of this group Asbury Park is the geographical center. Its hotels offer ample accommodations and its attractions complete entertainment. To the North are Ailenhurst, Deal, Elberoti. and West End, beautiful cottage settlements with probably the ir - attractive environments in the country, and Long Brar where well equipped hotels invite the summer guest To the South are Ocean ('.rove, the great Method - assembly, Belmar, Spring Lake. Sea Girt, and Pw Pleasant, and farther down the coast Bay Head. Sea- Park, and Beach Haven, with fine bathing beaches, all ing fishing grounds, and hospitable shelter iv hold cottage. The Pennsylvania Railroad maintains an ac?equ?fe schedule of fast trains, from Xew York, West 23d >t:if Station, DesbroastS and Cortlandt Streets, and ti Hudson Terminal, offering the advantage, oi a transfer through the Hudson & Manhattan T«bts. Telephone "1032 Madison." The Safety of Your Estate will depend largely upon the character of the Ex ecutor and Trustee. An individual in those offices may render a good account of his stewardship, but there is always the possibility of failure from causes beyond his control. A safe plan is to appoint the Astor Trust Com- | pany as Executor and Trustee. This Company j| has the experience, responsibility and executive ability so necessary to an efficient trusteeship, be-! ides other advantages which reside only in a we directed corporation subject to the Banking L**- . V°? «re lnvUe<J t^eemfsr with Officer* In ttz»rd to "Ma efficient trust;t*hh? at no crater cm?.** Trustee for Personal Trusts FIFTH AVENUE <& 36TH STREET, NEW YORK | PLANS FOR BIG WAR GAU Major General Grant to mand Manoeuvres at Pine CanJ BUSY DAYS FOR MILITIA^ Efforts Being Made to Avoids, pleasant Features of Mau % chusett3 Camp. From the schedule of -work piap,^« , the War Department for th# jafc)' t " *' and militia manoeuvres at Pin* Cam; ferson County. N. T. Aortas 4aju« " ▼•ould appear that the exer<3se* ar 9 tat" the most extensive since the Bltj«*2 "war" at Manassas, Va., five y-ir,^^"- Every minute of time at the cas;p xm\ used to teach both the regulars tad 2? something: of the art of war. E7en tb£* training of the NeV York militia.-*.,' "*" Monday. August 1. will serv* to illujfC for th- previously assembled r-yai-,"' lecture en detraining and manage,g c,, 1 and part of the tfcr** following 4af^ bo devoted to the practice of loadwal* unloading regular snny soldiers. «aail and materials. ? ' I Th» forenoon of •*•)! day dariaj tat I campm«r<t will be used to instruct ? militia, infantry and cavalry fr^opjjg t_*| mental and battalion drills, and tbtsjt noons will includ* instruction la alia and rear guards, outposts and ra«aaw sane* and formations for attack as<j 4 fence. This programme) will continue "^tl i. pu3t B,' when the real mimic *» r ojg, Blue and Brown" armies will be fou£i» J th© three remaining days of the aaaj The militia of Maine. Varment. MtsaijJ setts and Rhode Island will b- tnstßaM In a similar manner during tie Tsjjkj] periods of the combined raanceuvr?*. "1 Special instruction will be giver, to sj Ssld artillery and engineer troops c* j^ the regular army and the railKla. m^J cers of the United States army aaaJ corps win instruct the miiitiam« of mj branch of the service in the estabussaw of first aid stations on the firing lln*Tds3 ins stations and field hospitals. Slajor era! Frederick D. Grant, who comaaS the last series of battle exercises laVxi Pine Camp, in 19*», will be in iiiaaq again. 'j All sanitary arrangements lot tat*] campment of nearly fifteen thousand tasa have been completed. Tons of goraraan supplies have been sent to the caa^'aa*; every effort is being made by the aatl officers to avoid the unpleasant aaaaJ which attended the manoeuvres la XwZI chusetts last year. New York's quota of troops wiH aaaw the 6Sth. 47th and Vlih regiments at t. fantry. a battalion of the 22i Resides:, »£ cir.eers: a squadron of cavalry, tat a* l hospital and other details of troops »jh bare not yet been made public. Th«7r* go by rail over the New York Central Battery F. of the 3d United States Dai Artillery, will come by rail from Fen Mr- Virginia; the 10th <negro) Cavalry w] march overland from Fort Ethan Alias, a the sth Infantry will proceed in a Ifkeaa. ner from the Plattsburg barracks. "Gjj will be daily lectures by army offlcaatr their brethren of the state forces, ana pt-. j ticular stress will be laid on th« vafctsf camp sanitation and the care of troaatis the field. _ MONORAIL WRECK CREW BU3Y. "Workmen were busy all day yettajtr trying to get the monorail car. ■wfeich the track on Saturday while majdag fa first regular trip between Bartow State and City Island, back on the track. (Ji-j cials of the company said thai the ac would probably *»«» taken back to Barer this morning. It will be several days. Is* ever, before the roadway can be reprint! In the mean time the old horse can as carrying the passengers to and from CSr Island. None of those L. Saturday's «•• dent was seriously hurt.