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v m LXX ...N° 23.271.
THIRD AVENUE PLAN
MUST BE MODIFIED
Reorganization. Projected by
Bondholders. Held Up by Pub
lic Service Commission.
TOO MUCH CAPITAL FEARED
Smaller Issue, Based on Valua
tion. Will Be Authorized, with
Chance for Increase
If Needed.
The proposal of the Third Avenue
Railroad Company bondholders for the
reorganization of the company and its
subsidiaries was turned down yesterday
by the Public Service Commission. The
opinion, written by Commissioner Malt
hte, who. with William R. Willcox. the
chairman of the commission, was as
pisrned to conduct the hearings, sets
forth that the granting of the applica
tion would mean authorizing an over
capitalization.
The decision, however, is not final, as
it leaves it open to the bondholders to
Rccrpt the authorization of a smaller
Issue. Commissioner Maltbie's opinion
goes further, and intimates that if the
issje of securities first authorized should
not be found sufficient for the restora
tion of the property, the commission
■would be disposed to authorize such
furthed issue as might then ii- found
necessary.
The total of the securities which the
bondholders' reorganization committee
sought to issue was $54,000,000. which.
wMfe a mortgage of ?5.000,000 which it
was proposed to retain, would have
■meant a total capitalization of $09,000.
<*'«>, whereas the commission puts forth
the view that the physical valuation of
the proi'ierty is not more than $35,000,
000. while the current assets are $1,740,
<-"7 72 and the current liabilities $18.
710.74434 so that the intrinsic value of
the property represented by the stocks
and bonds of the old company is placed
at $iai3S£B33B while the face value of
these securities was $534iG0.000.
Obligations Also Considered.
In adition to the sum fixed as the in
trinsic value of the property as it stands
to-day, the commission takes into con
sideration the obligations to be re
iunded. which amount to practically *•">.
000,000; the expenses of organization of
a new company, estimated at $800,000,
and the amounts needed to place the
tracks of the Third Avenue Railroad and
subsidiary companies In first class con
dition, said to '• $2,000,000. This would
bring the total required to practically
827^100.000. To this, it is held, must be
added an allowance for discount on the
securities offered, which are not likely
to be sold at par.
■"The commission believes that the
amount of capital represented by bonds
jshoukl 3iet be in excess of the amount
upon which there is a definite certainty
that interest may be earned,** continues
the opinion. "It would obviously be un
n ise and useless to approve a plan which
might . .-•,:%• mean another foreclosure
and reorganization in a few years. This
Is th*- second time within ten years that
the Third Avenue Company has been in
the hands of a receiver. It is time that
a conservative plan were adopted, and
upon such sound principles that another
cataclysm will not be necessary."
The opinion goes on to quote William
D. Guthrie, chief consul for the new com
pany and the bondholders, a- well as
Frederick W. Whitridge and Mr Bron
ner, one of the witnesses, to show that
the net earnings of the road at the pres
rnt time are probably less than $1,800.
<h>>. whereas under the plan proposed
la th. application net earnings of fully
52,400.000 would be necessary.
Question as to Figures.
The latter amount was estimated by
Mr. Bronner and Mr. Whitridge as the
iiiuount of net earnings at the end «>f
ihre* years, and it was provided that a
lortlon «f the securities should pay no
n:t«-rert during that period. *The com
mission considers, however, that several
of the items rough t into the computa
tion by these two witnesses were un«-er
laln quantities, and a«3ds. moreover, that
m v*-ra! important items of expense were
omitted.
The item of deprivation is on< that
■ :<us«*d considerable ■-..-. in ihe
testimony adduced. Mr. Bronner consid
ered $300,000 a ;.'...• sufficient. Mi.
Whitridce s«id $340,000 as • Dough.
nhile the. commission, taking into con-
E "I^ration the evidence of Henry Floy.
ib* r-xjw-rt engineer called by the com
pany, and that given by E. G. Connette.
the coTiimissioJi's transportation engi
r.«^r. .•• ■ . - the depreciation at $700,
000. hut adds that by allowing compound
Inten - ■ this might be reduced to $370,
■Ml
It is ;x»inted out. however, that com
j«'iind interest cannot run all through
ih»» ten as replacements must be made
p.x varying ]>eriods, and the commission
therefore fixes $Doo.Oo<J> as a reasonable
sum for annual depreciation. Taking
the various elements into consideration
;he commission estimates that the a*
< arnlngs for lt*)ii-'l<*. under the best con
ditions, will be .*] 200,000, while those
for 1910-*ll, after paying interest on
wnOerlving securities, mortgages and
JM.it^s of subsidiary companies, may vary
from ■'<■'< to $1,000/000, applicable
to dividends and interest on the securi
ties. Even this estimate, however, it i
jointed out, does not take into consid
eration the amortization of discounts,
< ommissions and expenses.
Securities To Be Issued.
'»n ■;.■ other hand, the proposed plan
called For the issue of the following se
< uritics:
First refunding 00->c'?r. 4 p«-r cent
bond?, redeemable at 1(6 and
accrut-d interest on or after Jan
uary 1. ISI3 H5.750.000
Adjustment mortgage, 50-year 5 i>tr
■ em income cold buri<is. cuniula
t*\e after three years with voting
i-owerss ur.ii! full Interest with a<>
< uuiulatioiis Is paid for 5 consecu
tive years. Rr-dec-mable at par
and Interest on 2 nios. notice 2i536.000
block •„ .......
Total C4.916.0<»>
Adding the first mortgage of $5,000,000
i.iikrE .'•'..-}■ $59,216,000.
On these securities the commission
(«^(L.iutyl vti fourth page.
—• ■ . •
To-day and to-morrow, anM-ltl^d;
light variable wind*.
SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL
Fear Child Was Lost or Slain
Near Rockville Centre.
RodcvOle Centre, Long Island, Aug. 2,
— The police here are looking for the
body of a little girl of four or five years,
who. it is suspected, was killed or aban
doned by two men and a woman who
were in the village last Sunday evening.
On that evening an Italian, accom
panied by a woman, who carried a baby
in her arms, and had a girl trailing be
hind her. asked for shelter at the gate
house of the reservoir. Frank Box, the
keeper, to whom the request was made,
told the man he had no right to let any
one stop in the gatehouse, and advised
him to apply elsewhere.
Some time later the same group of
persons were s^en with the exception
of the grirl. who was missing. This at
once gave rise to a rumor that the girl
had be?n made away with. The stran
gers seem to have got out of the village
before the police were notified, and no
trace of them has been found.
Patrolman Rolof Peterson has taken
charge of the hunt for the supposedly
missing girl, and for four hours this
mornins and again this afternoon the
swamps were searched, but with no re
sults. No body was found nor anything
that indicated that a crime had been
committed.
PROCTER CASE SETTLED
Former Baroness Coming Here
on Way to Europe.
Cincinnati. Aug. L*. — Mrs. Percy Proc
ter, formerly the Baroness Nadine yon
Klifuss. of St. Petersburg, left Cincin
nati to-day for New York on her way
to Europe. The case involving posses
sion of $40,400 worth of stock deposited
bj her husband as collateral for a note
given in settlement of an ante-nuptial
contract is believed to have been settled,
although official confirmation of this
could not be obtained.
Mrs. Procter's attorney stated that he
and his client know now '"where they
stand." The terms of the agreement
between the former baroness and her
wealthy husband will not be made pub
lic.
WOMEN LOSE AN ELECTION
Suffragist Interest in Tarrytown
School Fight Vain.
The most exciting school election ever
held in Tarrytown took place last night
at the Washington Irving High School,
Nearly one-third of those present were
suffragists, who had made a .special ef
fort to defeat the regular ticket. The
regular ticket, however, won. The votes
of several were challenged on various
grounds, and one woman wasn't allowed
to vote.
The regular ticket bore the names of
Frank R. Pierson. president of the Board
of Education; Clarence S. Davidson and
Charles W. Fairchild. The women in
dorsed Mr. Pierson, but substituted
Frederick J. Hall and Dr. James H. Bur
shaw for Davidson and Fairchild.
Some of the most prominent women in
the town had enrolled themselves under
the opposition banner and a vigorous
campaign was waged by them. Thou
sands of eiroulars were distributed and
special appeals were made to all the
women eligible to vote to support them.
It was Bald that the fate of the present
principal of the. high school depended
upon the outcome of the election, the
women being opposed to him.
Many were present last night who had
no right to vote, according to one side
or the other, and both sides, fearing
trickery, made ready to challenge in all
doubtful cases. Turmoil followed as
soon as the voting started, and it was
almost impossible to keep, track of the
protests made by the two factions. ' Only
one challenge had any result, however.
Frank R. Pierson got 538 votes on the
regular ticket and lIM on the woman's
ti<ket. The vote for the other candi
dates was: Davidson; .".';■_'. Fairchild,
TtZl; Hall. 146, and Burtenshaw, 140.
WOMAN CANDIDATE BEATEN
Did Not Have Undivided Support of
Her Own Sex in Election.
Preeport. Long (eland. Aug. 2. For the
• • -• time in the history nf tim Freeport
free school iissrii t a woman w;is a candi
date to-night for member of the Hoard of
Education. She uas Mrs. Charles f "
Humphrey, and was nominated by James
! ■ Keenan. .* la w yer.
At to-nighfs meeting many women voted,
but they wore divided in their choice of
candidates. Mrs. Humphrey pot >;•; votes
and the successful candidate, Albiri N.
Johnson, a lawyer, got 170
TO BE DISMISSED FROM ARMY
Prudent Approves Sentence of Cap
tain Robert H. Peck.
Washington, Aug. 2 President Tnft lihs
■ ' ■ •:irt martial tm<iin;_r - sen
. • d Missal Captain Robert 11.
of th< 31th Infantry, recently tti<-d
• Department of the Khsi an-i found
guilty of conduct unbecoming an '>ffi<-,..- ;il id
■ gentleman, disrespectful lw-havi-.r toward
•;- commanding ..flier and conduct to the
< r good order and military disci-
HI .;.i.- - >.i! will lake • ffe. I „ri
- lay of this week. Captain Peck was
graduated fi ■:.•. Wet I Point In 1899
SHOOK HANDS WITH ROOSEVELT
Watchman, Eager to Tell News, Runs
Two Miles and Drops Senseless.
i:. !.!<■. N. .] , Aug. 2 (Special).— The
| honor of shaking hands last night with
T!u-»jore Roosevelt almost cost Tire .Shea
bit life. He was s<» eacw to tell his friends
that he ran two miles Into the «-it and
dropped ■moona ;■ just as he was about
to gasp but the news, It took two doctors
four hours to bring him around.
Shea was out • ■:. the county road watch
ing the danger lamps along the road,
which was closed. Along came Mr. Boose
velt with Lawrence Abbott and others In
a touring car. Shea told them they would
have to go bach As the automobile turned
around one of the men in the rear seat
stretched out bis band and a voice out of
the darkness bald; "My friend, you are
shaking hands with Colonel Roosevelt."
Bbea was too surprised to .■-.<:, a word in
reply, but when the car had disappeared he
emerged from his trance and began his
killing run. He bai long suffered from
heart disease and had boon warned against
hard exerci** ,
NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST ;, 1910— TWELVE PAGES.
ME MISSING BOYS
FOUND DEAD IN CAVE-IN
Dog Leads to Spot in Williams
burg Where the Little
Bodies Lie.
DUG OUT BEFORE BIG CROWD
j Two Were Brothers and the
Third Was Their Cousin —
Disappeared Only
Day Before.
The bodies of three small boys, the
youngest six and the oldest nine years
old, v ere found yesterday burifd under
several tons of earth in an excavation
at Broadway and Howard avenue,
Williamsburg, for a new theatre.
So far neither the Coroner nor the po
lice of the Ralph avenue station, who
are investigating the circumstances,
have any theory to account for the
deaths other than that a cave-in of part
of the embankment on the Broadway
side of the street caught the children
while they were playing.
The discovery was due to Alexander
Sullivan, eleven years old. of No. 50
Howard avenue. Williamsburg, and his
dog. Spot. They went into the excava
tion shortly before noon for a frolic.
The dog soon began to race around the
place and bark, and his little master
thought he was having the time of his
life, until Spot grabbed him by the
trousers and led him to a fresh mound
of sand, from which he saw the hand of
a boy protruding.
Little Sullivan lost no time in spread
ing the alarm. He ran into the Bush
wick Hospital, on the opposite side of
the street, and there told of his find, and
while several doctors were hastening to
the spot he went to Broadway and Gates
avenue, where he gave the news to
Patrolman Hoffman, of the Ralph ave
nue station.
Diggers Set at Work.
Employes of the Edison Electric Light
Company digging a trench near by were
Impressed into the work of digging for
the boy, and a call was sent to Fire
Headquarters. Hook and Ladder Com
pany t>L! was soon on the scene, with
Deputy Fire Chief Gooderson, and within
a short time thereafter the body was re
covered.
A crowd of several thousand persons
by this time had gathered, and a call
was sen: to the Ralph avenue station for
the reserves. When Captain Shevlin ar
rived he remembered that a peneral
alarm had been sent out in the morning
for tlire« missing boys who lived in the
immediate neighborhood. He feared
that this was one of the three and that
the other two might have met the same
fate. The work of digging, therefore,
**M k< i >r up, Hiid tho-n before the eyes
of the multitude the second and third
bodies were found.
Dra. Jayne, Lewis and Hold<n. of the
Bushwick Hospital, rated with the body
of the first boj to the hospital, in hoprs
that life was not extinct, but it was
found there that the boy had long: been
dead.
The report nf the hodies being found
spread rapidly through the neighbor
hood, and what with women nearly hys
terical and a constantly increasing
cowd the police had a hard time, and
\\ei<' compelled to send to the nearby
stations for more men.
Identified by Aunt.
The police of the Kaipli avenue station
had sent out a general alarm for three
missing boys earlier in the day. and with
this In mind, and as each body tallied
: with the description giwn of the missing
| children, they sent for Mrs. Carrie
; Thompson, of No. *•_■:', Madison street,
, who had turned in the alarm. Her home
lis within half a block from where th<>
bodies were found. She was taken to
the Bushwick Hospital, where at the
sij;ht of the bodies she collapsed and had
to be treated by a physician. She iden
[ titied the boys as her nephews, and gave
their names and ages, as follows:
.J"hn Sohn, six years old; Alfred Sohn,
I nine years old, and Carroll Verhas, nine
year old, :ill of No. S'l'.\ Madison street.
The Sohn boys were brothers and Ver
has was their first cousin, who lived in
the same hcPAse, with his grandmother,
Mrs Bertha Sohn. who takes c;ire of
several' smaller children who have lost
their parents. Mrs. Thompson told the
police that the three children left the
louse on Monday afternoon about .'{
O'clock, saving They were going up the
block to (lav with several other chil
dren. The relatives made a general
Search all through Monday night for
them, sroing to the homes of relatives
and other places, in the belief that the
children had wandered away to spend
the afternoon or had become lost. When
it was round that they were not at the
homes ol relatives the anxiety of the
family in< r eased, as the boys had never
before stayed away from home.
Place Popular with Boys.
The place where the bodies were found
has been a favorite playground for the
boys of the neighborhood. Formerly
they used to play ball there, until the
theatrical syndicate decided to erect a
theatre on the site and started an exca
vation, which thej abandoned shortly
afterward. Then the lads often used the
big hole for various kinds of BPorts.
Coroner Edward Glinnen and his
physician. Dr. Charles Wuest, were on
the scene Bhortly after the bodies were
discovered, and they said that in their
opinion the children never kneV what
had struck them arid bad been suff«»
cated before they could make an outcry.
A report circulated that a fourth body
uas in the trench It arose. Captain
Shevlin said, from a misunderstanding
with the family and the failure to iden
tify the boy Verhas, which led to a be
iie! thai there was a fourth body in the
trench; but all the earth was turned over
without further result.
Th<- nature of the accident was indi
cated at the time the police stopped
digging. Immediately there was .i muf
fled roar and ■< greal mass of earth fell
Into the trench. Louis Grave, a Rreman,
bad to jump quickly i<> save himself
V»li-ii!ucU vi fourth !><»''
CRUSHED UNDER UPSET AUTO
Disaster Follows Attempt to
Clear Wagon on Dark Road.
While rushing: down < 'edar Lane, in
Teaneck. N. J.. shortly before 11 o'clock
last night, Howard S. Leete. of Tenafly.
driving his automobile, in which were
James Todd. of Newton, and Patrick
Hearn and John Desmond, both of Ten
afly, ran into the rear of a milk wagon
in the dark, and the automobile was
upset in the gutter beside the road,
throwing out the passengers and partly
pinning them beneath the wreckage.
Todd was badly crushed and the three
other men were severely bruised and
shocked. All four were taken to the
Hack* nsack Hospital. The <ar was a
complete wreck.
A second before the automobile struck
the wagon L,eete saw the rear wheels
and tried desperately to swerve his ma
chine to one side. The left front wheel,
however, struck the rear wheel of the
wagon, and as the automobile was run
ning with one wheel in the gutter the
shock caused it to topple over on one
side. Todd was caught before he could
save himself, and was partly pinned to
the ground under the weight of the ma
chine. The others were thrown clear of
the car.
No trace of the wagon and its driver
could be found, and it is thought that
both escaped injury.
A PLOT TO KILL GOMEZ
Prominent Venezuelans in Prison
or in Flight.
Willemstad. Curacao, Aug. '2. — Rumors
are in circulation in Venezuela that the
government has discovered a plot to kill
Vicente Gomez, the President of the re
public, and the Governor of Caracas on
July i'ti. Arrests and nights of prom
inent Venezuelans give grounds for ac
cepting the reports.
President Gomez, who was then on a
tour to Valencia, capital of the State of
Carabobo. returned suddenly to Caracas
and imprisoned General Zoilo Vidal ("El
Caribe"), President of the State of Ber
mudez, one of the old enemies of ex-
President Castro and for a long time an
exile in New York. The government,
according to the reports from Venezuela,
is trying to hush up the occurrence.
General Tello Mendoza, who was Min
ister of finance in President Castro's
Cabinet and afterward Governor of
Caracas, has fled to New York, sailing
from here on July 31 aboard the steam
ship Caracas. He made his escape from
Venezuela in a sailing sloop. No ex
planation of his departure was given.
Another reluctant arrival from Ven
ezuela is Benjamin Ruiz, the well known
Colombian general, who besieged Porto
Cabello. defended by General Antonio
Paredts, in 1 !**.». General Ruiz was ex
pelled from Venezuela and arrived here
on July 31.
Several private reports have recently been
received in this city of a growing political
unrest In Venezuela. The dissatisfaction,
which has lately manifested itself, it Is
! said, is apparent throughout the country.
General Juan Vicente Gomez was for
merly the partner of President Ci;>riano
Castro in several monopolies voted by the
government. He also was First Vice-Presl
dent in his government. Not until Gen
eral Castro left Venezuela to go to Europe
for medical treatment did General Gomez
show any opposition to his friend and part
ner. Then he joined the general opposition
to the dictator. When the people decided
that Castro should not return to Venezuela
they turned to General Gomez as his suc
cessor, because he was then acting as Presi
dent. The Venezuelans were aware of gov
ernment abuses under Castro, ami partly be
cause of the relief from this lawlessness and
parti jrj because President Gomez proclaimed
higher patriotic principles than those which
actuated his predecessor, the new Chief
Executive became at once immensely popu
lar.
However, according to reports, President
Gome?: has fallen into the ways of Castro.
Having so reorganized the government and
distributed his army to assure the retention
of his post, he seems to have set aside his
promises of a "square deal" and taken
things into his own hands, politically and
commercially. It is reported that the salt
and rum monopolies, besides some naviga
tion advantages in the Orinoco, have fallen
into his hands. These, monopolies are oper
ated through Manuel Corrao, who was a
power in th* Castro government and was
a partner of both Castro and Gomez.
A merchant of this city who recently re
turned from Venezuela said yesterday:
"Conditions there now are fully as bad
as. if not worse than, when Castro was
President. Business is poor and one cannot
do anything without paying tribute. The
men higher up have left little for the out
sider, and that little lias to be dearly
bought.*'
As told in The Tribune a few weeks ago,
President Gomez has b«en having trouble
with the political elements. While Borne ol
the former Castro adherents pledged their
support, others remained non-committal,
out of allegiance to their former chief. <lo
mez has been unable to retain the support
of leading men of prestige who never were
friendly to Castro.
<;eni v ral Jose Manuel Hernandez (E3
Moeho), a member of the Council of Gov
ernment anri leader <>f the Conservative
party. Is now in Europe It was said thnt
lie left Venezuela \» •■ai. 1 :-*' Preskieni Gomez
failed to appoint any Conservatives as
members of his new cabinet. The reason
now given for Ins departure is thai be left
to escape n. demand to approve the grant
of the salt monopoly.
Genera] Nicolas Rolando, Second Vice-
President ami a man of great political pres
tige, is practically b prisoner. President
Gomez refusing to permit him to leave the
country.
CAN'T STOP THE HORNET
Former Gunboat May Now Sail
for Nicaragua.
New Orleans, Auk. 2.— After hearing the
case of Captain YV. O. Moon, master of the
former gunboat Hornet, the United states
commissioner at New < Orleans decided that
the local representatives of the Madrii
government of Nicaragua ua<l presented
no evidence to show that Captain Moon
contemplated violating the neutrality laws
of the United States. Captain Moon waa
released and the case dismissed.
WILLIAM MARVIN SUICIDE.
Police Say Wealthy American Escaped
from Nurse at Paris.
Paris, Aug. 2. — The body of the man who
committed suicide by jumping into the Seine
a few days ago has been recovered and has
been Identified, according to the police as
that of h wealthy American, William Mar
vin. The man was about forty-one yearn
old. and during ,i tit of melancholia he
evsnSed his nurse, rushing In hla night dress
to th« AutAuU bridge, from which lie
jumped
QUAtEY AND COIBrJT
NOW SUE MRS. BULL
Ask $100,000 Damages Each —
Free After Habeas Corpus
Hearing, Both Rearrested.
WARRANTS WERE READY
Foreclosure in Newark Stopped
and Payment of Debts Dis
cussed — Extradition
Comes Up Next.
John A. Qualey and Harvey Wiley
Corbett be?an tactics of reprisal against
Mrs. William T. Bull, widow of the well
known surgeon, yesterday. The papers
were prepared and complaints sworn to
in two suits for $100,900 each begun by
them against Mrs. Bull, charging mali
cious prosecution. A clerk from John F.
Mclntyre's office spent a large part of
the evening around Stratford House, at
No. 11 East 32d street, trying to serve
the complaint on Mrs. Bull. Her law
yers said that they had no objection to
ih^ complaint being served, and that a
quick appearance would he put in.
During the few minutes that Qualey
and Corbett were free yesterday after
noon, after Justice Lehman, in the Su
preme Court, had sustained the writ of
habeas corpus sued out for the two men
on Saturday, and before they were held
agt>in on the warrants sworn to by Mrs.
Bull on Monday, Qualey said:
"When we are released I will be able
to prove a conspiracy between Mrs. Van
Valkenburgh and Mrs. Bull in connec
tion with the Van Valkenburgh letters."
He would not elucidate his various
references of the last few days to the
Van Valkenburgh letters, and every one
else connected with the case professed
ignorance of his meaning.
Mr. Qualey Explains.
Corbett was asked about the plans he
had drawn for a loft building for the
Bull estate and the letter he had writ
ten to Mrs. Bull about the building and
her investments on July 21. He was
much embarrassed and Qualey came to
his rescue, saying:
"All the negotiations with Mrs. Bull
about the building vere carried on with
me. Bids from several contractors
wanting BL'< >o.<X)o for putting up the
building were turned over to me. I told
her that the price was excessive, and
that Mr. Corbett could do the work
much cheaper. Anything that Mr. Cor
bett did was at my suggestion."
Another charge of conspiracy waa
brought by Mrs. Qualey, in Newark,
when the sale of the plant of the Mag
nesia Asbestos Company, on the fore
closure of a mortgage of $41,000, held by
C. P. Browning, of No. 216 Williams
street, came up at the Sheriff's office.
The fee to the proi/erty is held by the
Stone Age Plaster Company, of which
the Magnesia Asbestos Company is the
holding company. Frank McDermit, of
M<E>ermit & McDermit, lawyers, of
Newark, represented Qualey's interests,
and In his argument frequently quoted
from a bill of complaint Hied yesterday
afternoon by Mrs. Qualey with Vice
Chancellor Walker, at Trenton, asking
for a postponement of the sale.
Mrs. Quaiey charged in her complaint
that Alan A. Ryan and Mrs. Bull had
formed a conspiracy to get possession
of the property of the Stone Age Plaster
Company. The arrest of Qualey and
Corbett, she said, was part of the con
spiracy, the object being to break up
the business and credit of the company
In order to get possession of it them
selves. She declared that the debts of
the company amounted to only $33,000,
while the value of the properties was
more than $600,000. against which only
:?irx>.ouo of the preferred stock had been
issued.
To Pay Company's Debts.
She said that she was making arrange
ments to pay the $33,000 indebtedness,
when Qualey and Oorbett -were arrested,
and thai she had already invested $-**\
<mk» of her own funds in the ilagnesia-
Asbestos Company and .*»^).(Xh> j n tne
lands and plant of the Stone Age com
pany.
The Sheriff postponed the sale for one
week. Vice-Chancellor Walker said that
he would hear arguments on Mrs.
Qualey's petition any day this week.
i Qualey received a dispatch from his wife
this afternoon, telling him of the post
ponement of the sa!e.
A dispatqb. was- received in this city
yesterday from Mrs. F:ilen Dunlap Flop
kins, who introduced Qualey to Corbett
and Mrs. Bull. Mrs. Hopkins, who is hi
poor health, is staying with her cousin,
Mr. Dana, at a quiet hotel in Albemarle
strict. London. The dispatch said:
"I do not want to discuss this matter.
I have been awaj from New York lor
some time, and these things may get
straight Mrs. Bull has not lost any
money and the company has not failed."
Justice Lehman handed down his de
cision releasing Qualey and Corbett on
the writ of habeas corpus al 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Five minutes was
their period of freedom. While David C.
Hirsch, of Mr. Mclntyre's office, \va^
■uiiitniK for th<- order of release, Charies
L. Craia;, attorney for Mrs. Bull, was
telephoning to the detectives t.. b.- ready
to serve the warrants sworn out by Mrs.
Bull. He telephoned at the same time
to ;t clerk from hi* office to be waiting
to Bit\i- on Qualey and Corbett the com
plaints in the suit for $35,000 brought
bj Mrs. Bull against Qualey. Corbett.
the Fifth Avenue Bank of New York,
the Stiiiu- Age Piaster Company and th-,'
Magnesia-Asbestos Company to recover
the money she charges she lost through
Qualey and Corbett.
New Warrants Ready.
Magistrate Krot< l. ba the Jeffersoa
Market Court, turned the warrant! over
to the doorkeeper of Jefferson Market
prison to be ready to serve if the de
tectives <lid not get th. r.» in time.
Qualey and Corbett were brought down
to th-- reception room of the prison, and
two women u|l(> were waiting kis .-. -d
Qualey through the bars. Then Mr.
Elirsch came "ith the order for release.
and Corbetl and Quaiey stepped out into
iuiitiiiurd .hi fourth iia«p.
± T^Rir^V r^Vir rP\T In flty of »» York. J#r«7 City sad Hotekfll
w X i»i* \J±> X.J V^XL«^ J. mnnmi TWO cum
JOY MADE HER DUMB
Mother on Greeting Son Is
Stricken Speechless.
Boston, Auk. if.— Joy at? " kill?, but
It has robbed Mrs. Sarah Ann Hag
gerty. of Londonderry, Ireland, of h*>r
voice. Physicians at the ('am* Hos
pital, to which the woman was taken, say
that while the case Is a remarkable one
they entertain hope that she may re
cover her speech.
Mrs. Haggerty. who is seventy years
of age, arrived from Ireland yesterday
on the steamer Parisian to make her
home with her son, James Haggerty. of
Pawtucket. R. 1., who met her. As the
big steamer was ploughing up the har
bor, cabtn passengers noticed that Mrs.
Haggerty became much excited. When
Battling the dock she saw her son and
both exchanged greetings. When he ar
rived on board it w»s found she could
not speak.
200 FISHERMEN DROWNED
Boats Upset by Typhoon on the
River Amoor.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 1 — Two hundred
fishermen have been drow ned by the
capsizing of their boats by ;i typhoon on
the River Amuor. near Nicolaievak.
6 KILLED; 14 INJURED
Disastrous Results of Explosion
on Torpedo Boat. ,
Cronstadt, Russia. Aug. I.—S ir men
were killed to-day and fourteen injured
by an explosion on a torpedo boat lying
in the harbor.
ELIHU ROOT'S ARGUMENT
Senator Sums Up Case of the
Newfoundland Fisheries.
The Hague. Aug. 1— Senator Root be
gan the closing argument for the Ameri
can side on the Newfoundland fisheries
case before the Hague tribunal to-day.
Sir \V. S. Robson, the British Attorney
General, having ended his speech, to
which he had devoted nearly six days.
Senator Root in his argument pointed
out that the prolonged pleadings in the
case -were fully justified by the im
portance of the dispute, which was so
great that without the arbitration tri
bunal it could not have been adjusted
without resort to war.
Senator Root held that the difference
between the English and American
points of view arose largely from the
fact that Great Britain regarded the
question as one of sovereignty, while
America stood on the rights accorded by
treaty. America, he said, was ready to
recognize British sovereignty in the
matter, but was opposed to laws incom
patible with the treaty of IM S .
CROWD "STUNG" BY POLLY
Parrot Hunt the More Exciting
for Derisive Bird Yell.
A large green colored parrot left its
home in an apartment house near the
corner of Seventh avenue and 127 th
street last night and took flight down
the avenue. At times It would swoop
almost low enough to touch other birds
perched on the hats of women speeding
by In automobiles.
In a short time hundreds of persons
were watching the parrot, and when an
inviting tree lured the bird to its
branches the crowd gathered and
spurred some small boys on to climbing
the tree after the parrot.
Three or four started, and one finally
climbed near enough to touch the bird.
Polly pecked the lad's hand so hard
that he slipped down to the ground in a
hurry. The crowd then heard the word
"stung" ring out from the treetop as the
parrot resumed its flight.
The bird alighted on the roof of the
Alhambra Theatre, and several men
made an unsuccessful trial at bird
catching for a reward of $25 offered by
the owner of the parrot.
Polly evaded them and wes lost In the
darkness.
WOMAN RUN OVER BY TRAIN
Fatal Accident Follows Close Upon
Order Against Trespassing.
Several conferences of the Public Service
Commission, railroad officials and city
magistrates were held last week to decide
the question of arrests of persons found
trespassing 1 on the riirht of way of rail
roads.
As a result of a meeting held in Long
Island City on Friday it was decided to
issue a general order forbidding any one
entering the Ixmg Island road's property.
The order went into effect at 6:30 o'clock
last night.
Just half an hour later T-oretta Drvwftt,
■who lives at No. 174 Washington avenue.
Laurel Hill, was Instantly killed by being
run over by a fast train polling, out of Long
Island City. The engineer did not know
that his engine had struck the young
woman ami the train did not stop.
Miss Drewltfs body was taken to the
Hunter's Point police station, where it was
identified by her brother. He saW she. hi 1
left the house at « o'clock, saying she was
going for a walk.
CHOKED BY TOBACCO SMOKE
Firemen Compelled to Work in Relays
in Water Street Basement.
Smoke from burning tobacco caused fire
men to work In relays in the basement at
No. 150 Water street early last night. The
basement and store floor were occupied by
Joseph S. Gans & Co.. tobacco dealers. In
the basement sacks of loaf tobacco wtre
packed.
Four engine companies and two hook and
ladder companies turned out. Deputy Chief
Pegging took charge, and the men. choking
and sneealng. had to come to the sidewalk
constantly for air. After ball an hour's
work by relays the Are was put out. at an
estimated damage Of $1,500.
MRS. A. C. DULLES LOSES SUIT
Her Automobile Was in Collision with
That of a Market Man in Newport.
[By Telejcraph IS TJi« Tribune. ]
Newport, R. 1., Aug. r.— Mrs. Andrew C.
Dalles, of Philadelphia, a summer resident
here, to-day lost a suit for damages which
had been brought against her by Edward
A. Brown, a marketman. The suit grew
out of a collision between Mrs. Dulles'*
automobile ami an automobile delivery
wagon belonging to Brown a short time
ago. Th«* delivery wagon was considerably
damaged, and Brown .secured a verdict for
Jl^j In the district court here to-day.
ROOSEVELT SEES
MINERS FIRST HAND
Puts In a Busy Day m the
Hard Coal Region of
Pennsylvania.
ALL HAIL HIM AS "TEDDY"
Some Think It's a Joke When He
Tells Them Who He Is —
Planned Trip for a
Long Time.
[By Te, paraph tf> Th" IMSSSML]
Scranton, Perm.. Aug. 2.— To study Uv
in< conditions among miners and mill
operatives, more particularly the phase*
of their social life. ex-President Theo
dore Roosevelt made a whirlwind auto
mobile trip through the anthracite
regions and the mill districts hereabout*
to-day. He was a dinner guest to
night at the home of Bishop Hoban.
where he met a group of Catholic clergy
men. John Mitchell, the labor leader;
officials and prominent business and pro
fessional men of this city. He ended ■
"strenuous" day at the home ad Father
Curran. at Wilkes-Barre.
The ex-President ha-> long had it in
mind to get a first hand knowledge of
conditions amona: the workers In IBM
coal fields and the m!:';.<». He succeeded
to-day, and found it both interesting; and
instructive. He visited coal breakers
and silk mills. He shook hands with
miners until he was as grimy as they.
He entered their homes, and talked with
their wives and daughters about the
mixture of work and play in i.man life.
The play element in theirs he found
largely wanting, owing chiefly to lack of.
opportunity for development and facility
for amusement. He held receptions,
formal and informal. He refused an in
vitation of the Scranton Board of Trade
to make a speech at their coming fair.
He had to labor sometimes to convince
skeptical miners that he really was the
former President. Once convinced that
it was no joke, the miners In him to
themseK'es joyously.
Wanted Trip Secret.
Mr. Roosevelt started out with the idea
of having the trip as secret as possible.
Yet his automobile hardly came to a
stop before the doors of the Hotel Jer
myn here this morning when there was
a throng 1 of hundreds around it, with
other hundreds on the run for block 3to
get a sight of him. They cheered him.
fought to touch his hand, his coat, and
even the hands of his travelling- com
panions. It was "Hey. you. "Teddy*!"
and "Give us your fist. Teddy*!" So it
went all the day. wherever he showed
himself. The suspicion in the mLads of
miners, farmers and mill hands that a
joke was being played on. them once dis
pelled, he was received with a famin
arity and air of ......
him immensely.
"Teddy" and John Mitchell have "been
the Idols of" the coal regions since the
settlement of the coal strike. When it
was learned that both of them were in
town to-night, miners in their working
clothes, scattering coal at every step,
came by twos and threes into the citj*.
eager for a glance at the two big men.
Leaders among them said it would have
required no effort to have had half the
miners in the Lackawanna Valley here
to-night, with torches and brass bands.
Talks with John Mitchell about condi
tions here and information gained from
research work conducted in the mills by
Miss Florence Lucas Sanville, executive
secretary of the Consumers' League of
Philadelphia, and Miss Fannie Crosby, a
director of that body, determined Mr.
Roosevelt to make the trip to-day. ■Ac
companied by the women and Lawrence
Abbott, son of Dr. Lyman Abbott, hw
left New York in an automobile yester
day afternoon. The party crossed th»
river to Weehawken to avoid pursuit and
then ran through New Jersey and Penn
sylvania to the Delaware Water Gap.
where they spent the night at one of the
summer hotel!?.
Lost Their Way.
Incidentally, they lost their way at a
crossroads, and the ex-President got out
to reconnoitre. He found a genial old
countryman who din led him. Then
Mr. Roosevelt Introduced himself. "I
am Mr. Roosevelt, the ex-President." he
said. "I'm very much obliged to you for
setting as right."
"Mr. Roosevelt — ex- President."* the
farmer gasped. "Well. I >-'" he
| ejaculated, in abject astonishment. Mr.
I Roosevelt left him open-mouthed.
There as much excitement amonsr
the £:■;•■ - of the summer ;->.>te! when the
Roosevelt party reached t* c Water Gap
unannounced, and before Mr. Roosevelt
could set to his room, he had to shak»
hands all around. Though he I* ft there
early this morning, he found all tha
guests and others from other hotels lined
up ready.for him. and he- had to repeat
the handshaking performance. When h«
had dodged lbs crowd which surrounded
his automobile when he reached this
city, he found thai it.-< component atoms
had patience. They watched bin from
the street .- he sat at a window of. his
room: they Jammed the lobby until it
looked like a Saratoga hotel on a con
vention 'lay. and ll* stayed there, aw
spite policemen and dishevelled hotel
clerks, until ''■••* party left the place*.
Then, an.l only then, with shouts of "Oh.
you. Teddy!" did the throng dissolve.
Mr. Roosevelt's party took the stat«
r..ad from Scranton to Ringhamtcn.
which winds along the base •■:" Green
Ridge Mountain. Between this moun
tain and Moosic. stretching, roughly,
from Scranton to Wllkea-Ban lies th*
Lackawanna Valley, the Lacks* i
River, now ■ mere tritle of muddy water.
threading it. Down the valley are
stretches) of farm land and pastures, but
the timber along the flanks of Green
Ridge and Moaawi seem dwarfed ami
stunted. Over all. dominating every
thing: in sight, are coal breaker?, mine
shafts, culm heaps, rusty railroad ski
ings and switches, and the mills.
Gets Out and Walks.
The road was bad — most roads around
b, re are almost Knee deep in heavy black
Just just now* Before the Roosevelt

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