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TOBYHANNA SCHOOL Guardsmen Taught by Reg? ulars How Field Batteries Should Be Handled. RED GUIDON SONG AT END OF DAY Caissons and Limbers in Action Practice Will Make Camp Busy Place for Students. I From a StA? Ct>rrei-pon<l?nt of Tha Tribuna.) Toby ha in ?a. Penn., June 80.? Here's tha crossed cannon!?thay never will run Tbe Umber and rolling caisson, The clank of th*- collar, the rumble of gun. Aa wc follow tha red guidon! Hold the l?st word to th? bitter end. pronouncing It "Guide o-o-n"; and if t*V*fe aro any broken windmi tenor? aJTbuna the campflre let them add to the hiMTora of war. For the artillery song Is one of the first things you will learn when you go to the regular field artillery Instruction camp here, where militia artillery officers from all over the Eastern states are learning from Major Summerall and his Btaff the art of violently injecting pieces of metal Into the human anatomy from afar.' And this is the reason of the camp - th? afar part of it?for almost any one can poiqt a gun right at something a few feet away and make doubtful tho law of chemistry that nothing can be completely destroyed. But it takes some teaching to show a man how t<> do the nam? thing from a great distance. And not alone from a distance must it be done, but from behind a friendly hill that makes it sweet for you and sour for the other fellow, whom you cannot Bee, but whom you must search out by mathe? matics. At ilrst view th?- camp is a Jumble of inds, smells and sights. Hatterles strain along through dust clouds, artillerymen dash hither and yon, groups of militia officers with their reg? ular army Instructors stand with held glasses glued on distant targets; and ever and again curt voices cry. "Steady! ?"om? ?nenos firing." Over everything hangs a thin veil of dust, mingled with the smell of oil, leather, horses and powiler. Mew York in School. officers from New York's two regiments of Held artillery make up almost half the ">1. although there are officers from Indiana. Michigan, Georgia, Virginia, N?W Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachu? setts. Rhode Island and <:onnecticut. Of the ninety present forty are from New York. Of the hundred non-commisslom-d officers fifty-two are New York artillery? men. All studentB are divided into twelve classes and rdtate to different instructors from day to day, getting in fourteen days what they should take six weeks to learn. Before they Have here the officers will harr? learned many things valuable in war. They will know that a projectile fired directly from the muazle of the field piece and bursting at the muzzle spreads like a fan and sends a hail of bullets ahead for 500 yards, and that before this near, or muzzle, burst nothing human can survive. Beside It the machine gun Is i toy. They will know how to hide the gun nd a hill and compute by the "P minus T" method JuBt the proper deflec? tion and range by which to reach the enemy's position. They will learn what should be done with the battery on the march and ap? proaching the enemy. Besides this, the other subjects on which they will have a Caw brief moments of mental agitation are simulated Are with smoke bombs, ?ub-callbre practice, equitation, hlppology, Fketchlng maps, attack on moving targets and the blackboard method of conduct of fire. Tobyhanna is on a tableland 2,000 feet high. It is hot by day and bitter cold by night. Por fifty square miles about the town the land is desolate, mak? ing an Ideal place for shrapnel firing. The ground la perhaps the worst for ar? tillery work in th? country, being com? posed of swamp and rock. Army officers pay there is no Bpot In the Philippines or Mexico where It would be harder to move artillery. For this reason the lessons learned can be applied to any pla<se where artillery may have to go. Half a mil? back from camp is Toby? hanna, with Its ancient hotel, that now reaps a nightly harvest from thirsty sol? ders. An Honest Place. Tobyhanna is an honest place. O'Rourke, who runs the hotel, advised T" Tribune reporter that it was safe to leave anything about. "Why," said O'Rourke. "you can leave a can of bait on >our front porch all night in the Ashing season and find it in the morning." This seemed to be the supreme test. When the militia officers arrived in camp looking like tailors* models? one dusty regular, gazing sorrowfully on his ?4 kahki and scuffed boots, remarked skilfully to the world in general: "Well, they look pretty now, but wait till ten dags of this camp gets through with tuem." The militiamen do look pretty. They give their orders with snap?perhaps too much of it, for the regulars are touchy ?>n authority from militiamen. A man v>"uld have to be blind not to see the un? conscious stiffening o? the regular when BBtlaT command of the citleen officers. "You d ought to hear him," said a reg? ular QsHadvSsg to a group of approving cmrades, as a New York officer galloped away aft?-r a ?attety that he had sept into action. " 'Cannoneers and drivers, prepare to mount,' he says, when It ought the other way." And yet Major Summerall paid the first night of camp, "We ate all one organiza? tion now," and prepared to prove it. He laid out a programme which he called "a few simple operations." They may be for him, but no militia officer needs sleeping powders when the day's work Is done. It is a busy time for a class In field artillery going through the whole day's programme. The shells cost US apiece, so that one battalion Volley can eat up $141 worth of powder and steel in about a thousandth of a second. While thousands of dollars' worth of fchrapnel will be fired before camp is tbS ?>ffi? ers lind it well to use sub? stitutes until a proficiency is gained in tiling knowledge by the militia students great enough to warrant the expenditure ??i i?-.il shrapnel. Hard Work I? Slogan. After breakfast, which is at 6 a. m.. 1 Ih? class which te u??d tor example, j SCENES AT TOBYHANNA. PKNN.. ARTIIJ-KKY SCHOOL CAMP. composed of Colon?! George A. Wta gat?. Id If. T.: Major Joseph I. BmHt. 2d tf. T.; Major R. H. Tyndall. Indiana, and Major R. C. Vandercook. Michigan, starts for Its first lesson In simulated Are with smoke bombs. Its Instructor 1? Captain J. B. W. Corey, who Is assigned to the New York field artillery as In? structor for the greater part of the year. ?aptain Caray and his pupils look across a valley to where two white spots OFFICERS 1ST FIELD ARTILLERY, N. G. N. Y., STUDENTS AT ?SCHOOL. mark the width or the target. The pup are supposed to have a battery of fo guns ready to train on the target. T idea Is to start with one gun of o platoon and find the target. Sometim It Is the left gun and sometimes t right, depending on which way the wli is blowing the smoke of tho shrapri explosion. , A point is fixed first and orders givi to a signalman, who telephones the out to the range, where sixteen m? with smoke bombs are ready to pla> them as Indicated. "Battery attention!" says Colon Wlngate. "Right platoon from the righ aiming point dead tree on horizon ?. the right: deflection, 1,600; increase I five; range, 2,400; commence firing." At first this sounds as if the colon were aiming at the dead tree. There where the mathematics comes in. Tl dead tree is only a fixed point. Havir gained It, the gunner, while the targi is invisible to him, has something c which to work. He swings his gun to the ordered di flection; the other guns increase by fl\ and take the range he ordered. Tl Increase for the other guns was to pr< vent them from crossing their fire. Tl proper thing to do Is to get them sprea like the fingers on your extended rlgl hand and close them In on the object b mathematics and trial shots from or gun. Presently out on the range two puffs c smoke appear.' Looking through fiel glasses, one seems to be beyond the tar**? and to the right, the second is in beyon and wide, to the left. Colonel Wlngat give? his observation and corrects his fin order of fire. Smok? Bomb Work. Several tlmee he orders changes ?n d? flection, deflection difference and rang? | until the smoke bombs are appearing righ i at the targets. In actual firing this woul mean that two shots from hin right an left guns of the right platoon w ere sendln shrapnel that exploded right before th ! target and sent a hall of .50-?*allbro bullet I in conical shape for two hundred yard 1 after they burst. His other guns woul? I then?having made changes as orderei I with the other pieces?be ready to shoo and hit the target the first time. One after'another the ofltcers try out th smoke bomb study. When they are ver; wrong Captain Corey calls "Steady!" t< the field telephone operator, who Is dl rectlng the placing of the bombs as th< militia officer thinks his guns shouh shoot. Patiently he goes over the mathe matical data that should follow the firs ?rror and the new order is given, ?'lasi after class com?? to him through the ?lay Leaving the smoke bombs and procee?! lug along the road one comes to Lleuten ant Pfeil and his sub-calibre work. Her? Is another saving device that grives th? werk of range finding without expending anything greater than a rifle bullet an?! the energy of the artillerymen. Four guns?a battery?are drawn ur facing what seem to be manikins. II ?TOttM be a shame to shoot such littk things with a regular shell. This is nol th,e idea, either. It develops that the figures looking like men. horses and artillery are of the same sise as woul?! be apparent If life site at ten times the distance. The little horse at 300 yards looks like a horse at 2,000 when seen through field glasses. H ?re for the moment happens to be a ?lass composed of Captain W. P. Fox. Captain L. C. Fox, Lieutenants J. B. Butt. E. al. Holmes and T. A. Buys, of the 2d New York, and Lieutenants W. H. Thomas. F. H. Ryan and J. EL de Rivera, of the 1st New York. They are giving practically the same * orders for rango finding as the smoke bomb group, only they are figuring one-tenth ot" the dis? tance. Sub-Calibre Work. Their commands, however, call for de? cided action on the part of the gunners. The bieechM are opened; a eartrldae that looks ridiculously small is pushed Inf the gun, which has been fitted to Are I The breeches ure 4ios?<i and down com? the firing pin. Instead of the roar nr: recoil of the field piece in action, th"r Is a sharp crack, and an Instant later th whine of a rifle bullet Is heard. Corrections are made shot by shot ur til the target, which is on the ground 9 yards away. Is hit. by figures that woul do the same thing for the living obje? 3,100 yards away. Further along the road a little abar doned farmhouse, that long ago seeme to have decided, with Its owner, that llf around Tobyhanna wasn't worth llvlnt is used for a schoolroom. They give I the dignified title of Sherman Hou?? Here Is a class, under Captain Donnelly an lnm-gray-halred regular, whose uni form Ehows poorly in ? ontrast with th snappy looking militiamen groupe around his big maps. You lose wha sorrow you may have for Captain Don nelly's uniform when yon hear him In .-tructing. 'Now, then," be Bag?, pointing out i spot on thf map to a militia oAcci sup pose the enemy were rejiorted over oi this hill, and you were coming aloni the road here with your battery, wha would you do?" "Order my battery up at once and tak a position on this hill," the militia office replies. "All of your battery"'' questions Cap tain Donnelly. "Yes. sir. at a gallo; "H'm You'd lose your batterv." say Donnelly, kindly enough, but with em phaei "You see." lie explains, "cnthusiasn | hasn't anything to do with this. IV mathematics and experience. First, yoi should order your battery to proceed a a slow trot. That saves horses nn? keeps Infantrymen from getting diseour aged. There is nothing more dispiritin! than for an Infantryman to see a batter? halted off a road aXNMWhare, waiting fo something to turn up. After your bat terg Is started you proceed at a galh p taking with ron soouta and chiefs <? ???'?ti'?!! A Regular's Tips. "When you have ridden a piei-e al"n? | the road pick out a good spot to pla'.i ; your combat train, somewhere n?-ar u where your battery will be. so that ytn may get ammunition up quickly. Als^ | pi-.-k out conspicuous aiming points, c-v ' eral of them, for the one you SS? be hidden when yuur battery goes bC hind a hill. Send back your chiefs witl orders as you select positions. "As for bringing your entire battery m ? at once, how do you know that there It ! not an ambush waiting that might wip? ' out your battery before you could g-M , the guns unlimbereil. Furthermore, keep i your ammunition up to half supply ai j ways Never l?t it run below. A field ? gun without ammunition Is the most j helpless thing In the world?It's Junk. Now, then, w*hat would you do comintj along this road if the enemy were re : ported in sight and??" I So It goes, all day long with Captain Donnelly, one class after anotner linln-: i up for Instruction. What they learn with Captain Don? nelly on paper is worked out with the batteries. A long, dusty road runs by the Sherman House. Down the road comes a scout; he wheels and rides at a gallop back up the road to report the enemy. Presently comes the captain at a gal ' lop, picking out his aiming point, so as ' to have something flsed for his gunners to begin swinging on to find the enemy. Behind him *he high, broken dust cloud bespeaks artillery on the road. ScoutJ ride back with orders disposing ? of the combat train. Soon comes the battery at a trot and wheels Into a big Held, taking up a position facing the hills- Here is spectacular bustl? and clank, the thudding of horse and shouts of artillerymen as the gun trails are dropped and the cannoneers squat at the sights for order?. A rales through ? meg?phon? ?boats the ?yiUbratlons, which are carried ou and the command Is given to commen? firing. Breeches swing open and tl shells *ft.re pushed Into the instrumei which catches the tips on the projectl ns It Is turned until the fuse Is pum tared In the proper place to explode ? the given number of yards' flight. Guardsmen Get Excited. Sn ? xclbsd do the officers of the mlllti becoiM around this point thnt lnvariabl they use the term "Mexicans" for enem; The regulars hear them and do not pr< teat; it Is well sometimes to have deflnil illustations for problems. It gives th thin? snap Speaking about snap brings up D Griffin's course for the officers In hit pology. Hlppology reduced to talkabl terms means nothing more than knowln something about a horse?which artillery mea must do until they can move th guns by motor. The artillery tall-en boxer, the w. k. army mule, is Include In hlppology, and studied from the from away from the zone of fire. After talking about the horse Dr. Grif flu. who can demonstrate his advice b showing the horse? of the 3d Field Ar UU.ry In good trim after 260 miles c hiking, turns his attention to the "snap proposition. Ills phraseology Is direct and the advice he gives regarding "snap' may como In handy for militia officers. There'? too much of this attempt t make American soldiers look snappy.' say? Dr. Griffin. "You can't do it. Ove In Europe it's different. We have to much of Europe. Some high mogiil take a look along the boulevards ?if Paris an. st.-es the latest pretty wrinkle and righ away they add It to the American regula lions. "Now we're wearing flappy breeches to-morrow it may be a feather in ou hate But It won't do here; it Isn't right Because a foreigner uses pipe clay 01 his halter rope and twists it Into ? rosette around the horse's ear, Is no rea son for ?b doing it. We can get aloni without a lot of trunk straps on ou horses and a lot of ceremony with ou mea. "If your soldier give? you a salute, he'i doing aa much as you can expect. You'r? no better than he is In this land of th? free; or if you think you are you're work lng into a tight place. You can't ge pretty discipline for show out of th? American boy. He isn't like the for eigner: he doesn't have to enlist. H< ? thinks for himself and he has a mind t? do it with. Why Regular? Enlist. "Generally he enlists because he wanti excitement, wants to take a ?hot at ?some body and he'? happiest when he's doing It | He's a real soldier, with all the dlsclpltn? I he'll ever have and you've got to act ac , cordlngly. I realize." concludes Dr. Grif? fin, "that this Isn't hlppology. but yot ? may find it handy." Most of the militia officers take his ad vice with good grace. Some are suibriseO at his attitude, falling to remember thai an American soldier is sparing in hli salutes Frequently in camp one sees a soldier passing a militia offlecr with hi i head averted ?o that he will not have tc salute, not having seen him. It Is not that he does not like the militia officer it is that saluting is an obeisance not to ; be given at every opportunity. "In a way Doctor Griffin is right." con? ceded Captain <". R. Saymour, of the 1st New York. "Still I make my men ' salute me even when we meet on the street In civilian clothes. I think the better discipline, the better soldier." Most officers say that they enjoy Grif? fin? witticism?, while explaining the horse, more than the mathematics of ? other classes. Not all the officers take equitation. Only 1 the officers from the country sections re i celve instruction. Popular belief has It ? that they should know how to ride, but the demonstration proves that New York ! men actually know, and the others are , taking equitation. Other Uttl? tradition?. Ufce th? ?cropu MINIATURE BATTERY TARGET SET AT 300 YARDS. loua honesty of th? soldler. go by-by under Are. When Lieutenant White brought along his nie? new trunk and carefully left th? key behind Captain Gal? lup offered to find some one to open It. Going to bis blacksmith, he asked him for the skeleton key "that I saw you with a few days ago." The blacksmith pro? tested he had no skeleton key, gnd after a minute Captain Gallup ceased to Insist. It Is handy to have skeleton keys whtn a battery runs short on .?.omethlng that an? other battery is long on?and officially ?.'aptaln Gallup does not know the black? smith ha? a skeletcn key. Lieutenant Parser, wjio has charge of distributing ??4iulpment to militia officers, remarked to a reporter for The Tribune: "If you take your eye? off a thing around | here some other outfit has it In a minute." Heavy Firing Soon. Heavy firing begins Monday and will continu? until all the shrapnel is ex? hausted. "No use firing shrapnel till you learn to hit something" is the rule of the camp. Non-commissioned officers hsv? their daily classes, the sarhe as the commis? sioned officers, the only difference being In the subjects they take up. Commissioned officers from New York are distributed, with officers of other states, by class and section. The New York officers In Class A are: First Section?Colonal ?J. A. Wlngate and Major J. I. Berry, 2d New York. Second Section?First Lieutenant F. D. llowne, Second Lieutenant W. Van Alstyn?. Second Lieutenant K. K. ??ranger and second Lieutenant A. W. Parry, lat N?*w York; Cap? tain W. T. Wright. Firat Lieutenant C. ?. King and Second Lieutenant ?. L Hoffman, 2d New York. Fifth Section-Captain O. F. Verbeck. Cap? tai? C. K. .Seymour. Captain J. T. Delsncy, ?"list Lieutenant G. G. Ua.Iey. F.rst Lieu enant R. D. Mills, First Lieutenant 8. W, Gay 1er. Jr., First Lieutenant R. A. White and First Lieu tenant I* B. Smith. 1st New Yurk. Sixth Section?Captain L. C Wold. Jr., Cap? tain K. K. Lohr, Captain J. J. Stephens. Jr.. First Lieutenant P, T <"olby, First Lieutenant A. D. Washington, First Lieutenant H. L. Sullivan. First Lieutenant B. W. Marshall and First Lieutenant A W. Wlenar, 2d New York. CLAUS B. Firat Section?Captain W. P. Fox. Captain L. C. Fov. First Lieutenant J. D. Butt, First Lieutenant E. A Holmes and First Lieutenant T. A. Buya, M NVw York; S?*cond Ueutenant IV H. Thomaa, Second Lieutenant F. H. Uyao , and Second lieutenant J. H. He Rivera, lat New York. News In camp is obtained fresh from the wireless station that talks to the navy yard at New York all day. Ever since starting from Fort Meyer, on June 1, the field wireless has been in touch with New York. After the militia officer? have had their instructions they are to return to their, commands and bring them down, a bat- , talion at a time, to Tobyhanna, where they may make use of the equipment of Major Summerall's battalion outfit. The different classes for the day close In time to allow the officers to wash for supper. The washing in the late after? noon Is generous, the water being warmed by the sun. In the morning, however, when it Is bitter cold, the muster roll of that army legion known as the A. O. 8. W. (Ancient Order of Skimpy Washers) is almost complete. As night comes on groups depart for the benlsons of O'Rourke and his hotel down In the village, where thirst Is trans? lated Into pure gold. Returning In the dark and the increasing cold, they gather about camp fires, wearing greatcoats. It Is then that the Jingle Is sung. You I have to be In condition to appreciate the ! many verses, but If you have been In j O'Rourke's a reasonable time nothing can ? keep you from singing. Half past ten comes and frosty fingered ? students depart for their tents and the | warm blanket rolls. A few faithful slng . ers who remain straggle off to bed agalnct the 5:30 o'clock a. m. reveille. Nothing stira but the sentries and the ? frosty air set In motion by querulous "Who atole my blankets?" Night and peace come over the tired tents. A bugle ' begins to wall?Taps. PLAN TO KEEP SHIPS COOL United Fruit Company to Aid Comfort on Trips. .Ships in the cruising service of th? company in the Caribbean Sea now may be kept M cool as desired irrespective . ?>f the latitude in which they travel, it I was announced yesterday by officials of th- United I'rult Company. The sides of the ships are lined In the , interior with galvanized sheet steel I backed with felt, silicated cotton and cork. Wooden partitions, with sliding shutters, built at a distance of a foot from the slips' sides, and the cooling 1 processes to which the air which Is ? pumped into the saloons? and cabins is i subjected were said by .Giclais of the I company to be valuable factors in the attainment of the desired coolness. a Pach, Photographer, Honored. Alexander L. Pach, of Pach Brothers, ( the photographers, was given a birthday ; dinner last night at the Broadway Cen? tral Hotel. Forty friends attended and presented Mr. Pach with a silver loving oup. ADMITS FORGERY; DENIES JURY BRIBING Solomon Says Jaimeson Case Is Frame-Up and That He Will Confess. WAS "LUCKY" GETTING FRIENDS ON JURIES Got Salary from Detectives for Feeling Out Witnesses in Accident Cases. Hilton Solomon, of Til Bank st. who ' wss nrreifted litst W?sdn???day with George on n charge of jury fixing, ad ?restsrdar having committed for f?i->. :?;:! dellted all irullt of the offence v. ?;h v.liich he is ?charged. Solomon puts the entire blame on the detective?, who. he says, framed him up, and declare? that he will see Assistant District Attor? ney O'Mnlley to-morrow and make a frank statement of the whole affair. "Lsft A;.ril 7. the ?lay of the election on the constitutional amendment," said Solomon, "I hnd been drinking, and I ? boasted ?bout being able to get men on ? lbs ?ury. That was when 1 met J Lmeson ; I'r? vious to that time I had put four men on juries. They were all personal friends of mine and they wanted the easy graft of $2 a day. When they came to me and said they would like to get on I told them ! Sure, I'll help you,' and then I wrote to UM Commissioner of Jurors and signed their names to the letters. It might have been wrong, but I can't deny that I did It." Solomon then told how he had been i troduced to William H. Houghton. t private detective who brought about t arrest?, by a chauffeur named Curra Ac?'ordlng to Solomon's story, Hought pos?Ml as a detective In the employ of t New York Hallways Company. "He told me that his company had a ! of big cases coming up' all of the tin and he got m-i to sit around in the coui room and talk with the witnesses a find out what they were going to testl to. Houghton ?aid that hi? company b a way of fixing the witnesses by gettli them drunk and shipping them out Wei "Soon alter that he asked me if couldn get some men on the Jury f him. and be sent me thre?; names. I on got two of them on, because I was afra that they might recognize my handwrl lng if I sent In three letters. For slttli around and talking with the witness Houghton was to pay me H5 a week, told ray wife and all my rrlends that had an easy Job." "Were yuu to mingle with the Jurors' he was asked. "No. Houghton asked m? if I could g a couple of men assigned to Jury duty Part II of the Supreme Court, and I to him that I could. I was lying to hit That was what was doing all th? time was double-crossing him. I told him thi I had the men assigned as he asked, bi I didn't do it" Solomon Bald that after $?30 salary wi ?lue hltn from Hoaghton he became In patent and asked to be paid. Houghtoi he says, paid him $35 and arranged I meet him In a saloon in Nassau st. thf evening and pay him the remaining $2* "I paid two raen to follow me to tli saloon," he continued, "because I had hunch that I was go.ng to be beaten ui When we got to the saloon I stood at or end of the bar with a man by the nam of Gordon?h? was a detective?and Jalm? Son stood at the other end with Hougl ton. Houghton came up to me and ask.. me if Jalmeson was all right. I told hii that he was, and then 1 heard him ea something about 'fixing' Jauneson, but didn't pay any attention to it, as It waen any business of mine. Jalmeson told m that they were trying to give him s'om money, and ho couldn't see any reaso why ho shouldn't take it. Then they gav me the money that was coming to m< Tv\o more detectives, who were posing u drunks, came up and asked me what had in my pocket. I toid them, and the they plncned m?." According to Walter S. Kennedy, attor ney for the two men, Jalmeson intends t change h.s plea to guilty following th confession he mad? Fn?lay to Asslstan District Attorney O'Mailey. EX-DETECTIVE SUES HIS REALTY BROKE? McLaughlin? Who Quit Force a Time of Mrs. Gould's Charges, Alleges Fraud. William W. McLaughlin, former erne of the detective bureau, brought suit yes terday la the 'Supreme Court against a! bert I. Sire, a lawyer and real estai, operator, of 93 Nassau st., for an ac counting on purchases of real estate >i Manhattan, which, McLaughlin alleges were made for him by Sire In 1903 In tti? name of a third party. The former chief of detectives says h< gave Sire $57,604 for investment?, whicl were later made by Sire In lots In W,?e 28th st., West 32d st, at 343 Madison av and at 5 West 58th st. Beside? allegliif false disbursements of the Money, Mc Laughlin charges that Sire entered inte a conspiracy with one "Donn?ll?y" i< bring an action for foreclosure by whbl Sire allowed the Weat 58th st. property to go by default, thereby admitting title | to Donnelley. McLaughlin 1 aft the force under charge? : that he had employed detectives to houn?! | Mrs. Katherine Clemmons Gould, the ac ? trees wife of Howard Gould. H? was tn? ! right hand man of Inapector Byrnes, wh ! once ?aid he had grown wealthy playing j the market on tip? from Jay Gould. Mc? Laughlin's wealth was said to exceed ?ISO?,?*? wh?n he left the force. He wat : retired on a $2,600 pension. store has Graduation Bloomingdalea' Continuation Classes End Season. Among the many school graduation exercises of the last week was one i which was not chronicled In th? dally i newspapers. This marked the end of th? I school terra for the shopgirls employed I in the Bloomingdale department store, ; where for the last four months so-called i "conUnuatlon classes" have been con? ducted by Mrs. Anna H. Wllccx under the auspice? of the Board of Kducation These classes are to enable rou?e girls, whose education ts deficient to tin. i F.TC thtir ???n'V'hl.e earning a Uv? Ihojd Mornlna hours are set Aside for the classes, and Bloomingdale Brothers I have aided In the work of estubn?^ a free circulating library toTt?S? ' sm" ploy??. Last .Monday th? girl? e*ie i bra ted the end of the school V?? ,v NEW FOE OF WHITE PLAGUE DEDICATED ..... i. Many Attend Ceremony ta the Metropolitan Life Sanatorium. PRESIDENT HEGEMAN, ABROAD, SENDS LETTER Haley Fiske Preridet-?Institution for Employes Best of Kind in Country. [ By Telegraph to Th? Tribune.j Saratoga, N. Y, Jun? ?.?Within a stone's throw of the cottage in which General (?rant dl?d, th? Metropolit** Life Insurance Company'? tuberculosa* sanatorium for employes on Mount Mc? Gregor, nine miles from this city, wa? dedicated to-day. ? A special train from New York brought 200 officials of the company, physicians and othera here last night. This ??rty inspected the grounds and buli.lu g? <? the sanatorium this morning, ?nd after a luncheon the institution was d?Micata| to the work for. which it was oorK?!v??J, Haley Fiske. first vice-president <,f the company, presided In the absence of President John R. Hegeman. Although the lirst patients. < ??loy?a of the Metropolitan Ufe Inouran , ?'ora pany, were received there last No\ ?-mbtf, th? dedication was withheld until the group of buildings was all but con yleteS. According to the opinion of pi ?u-lar? from other sanatoriums who went to Mount McGregor to-da>", th? eq ?lament of the Institution there Is the most tnoSani and complete of any slmlliar hospital ?is the country. Hegeman Sends a Letter. A letter from Mr. Hegaman. who Ig abroad, was read by Vice-President Ftska "Th? impressive bulla.iga win. thstr ample and perfect facllltle?, to b? know? forever as the Metropolitan Sanatorium, you dedicate to the cause of hum;? wrote Mr. Hegeman. "Thus, without strain of language, may Mount M? ?reger, already hallowed by historic association, bo deemed as consecrated ground." "May we be constantly Inspired and im? pelled to such new fields of ueefu ness as to make th? world better and happier for our living,'* the president concluded. C Mr. Fiske then related th? storv of the conception of the sanatorium for ?Mg> ployes and detailed the steps that wer? taken before the buildings here were coa* structed. Suggested by Or. Knopf. In an address delivered before 1,31b Metropolttan employes In January, ISa, he said, Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf sutigeateS that a corporation like th? Ufe insurant? company should have a sanatorium for tuberculoua ?mployes. The idea was taken up again later at a meeting of tha Association of L?tf? Insurance President?, when Professor Irving Fisher, of Vila, sought to Interest the Insurance com? panles In a systematic campaign for the extension of life. Realizing the need for a sanatorium for their employes, who, on examina ion, revealed only a normal number of tuber? culous caaes, the Metropolitan Life in? surance Company, Mr. Flak? decu.res? sought to determine if there were legal obstacles in their way. William H. Hotchklss, then State Su* perlntendent of Insurance, declared, at said, that he did not think the company could acquire property for auch a pur? pose. He proposed a friendly suit, how? ever, to determine the matter, and the Supreme Court gava a decision favoring tho project. After considering a bite la YVestchester County, and heedint; the ob? jections of neighbors and the New York Department of Water Supply, the prop? erty on Mount McGregor was a? quinad. White Plague Warfar?. "Wa have engaged in this warfar? upon the white plague with intense earnest??*??.? and we hope, as time goes on, that shall be found to have done our full inasf^ in the attainment of the final victory we all so much desire." Mr. Fiske d(*c!?r?t4. "This victory must be brought about by a campaign of education, and In the number of our pollcyholders, equal to one-eighth the population ot the United States arad Canada, we are sure we have ? field wsjjV adapted to the carrying on ut a successful campaign." Hanging at the verge of a cliff tn?- r*S? rooted buildings of the sanatorium can be seen for miles. The top ?>f tin n.oun taln is !,<?? feet above the sea I? ? ?>. M??iB? present the number of patients pr?vida? for Is seventy-three. The building* inciua? a power house, two ward buildings, SP firmary, refectory, icehouse, nurses' cot* tage, superintendent's house, water lo??r and pumphouse. The Grant cottage, surr>?uii?led by th? sanatorium property, etamls on a okk owned by an historical societ>. 'I he Mat1. lopolltan Ufe Insurance C< ipany h** erected a tablet on the bru ?. of the clhf where General Grant had his : ist vie? ?a* the valley on July 'JO. l?v, t ?? ?lay?**" fere his death. Celebritiea at Dedication. .1 Among-those who atten?i?d th?. dedica? tion exercises were Frank ll.i.-vroue?. I?* surance Commiasloner of New York; Dar uty Commissioners J. N. 'cn-iiamaUa ?*** James J. Hoey. W. H. Hotcnk - ioi-rn<aT Insurance Commissioner; K. J. H. lu**** Uridge Commissioner of New Vorh C***? C. J. McCormack, President ?. ' Ki?*a*a?*; Congressman B. I. Taylor, Robert Vf* A Cox. Lee K. Prankel. Dr. J. H. Hud*?*^ ?ton. Dr. S. A. Knopf, Miss Mary 0. ?<*[ ter, of the National Civic F. leradon. ?P* Frank II. Mann, secretary of the Charity Organization Society. E2ght new bulldlnge, including two at* rrltoneo, are planned and will be era-** Bhortly. The maintenance of tha a?**" tortura is derived from that part of *| surplus fund of the Metropolitan LlitJ? surance Company which la ua?d ****'2 to safeguard the lives of tta emp??*** Several of the apeakers declared th** U Metropolitan's next step In its hum*l tartan work would b? a similar triso?*??* to care for its policyholdera Other speakers were Henry Bru??**? ~ Chamberlain of New York; wu??**? Hotchklss. ex-State Insurance *"**? tendent; Senator Edgar T. Kracket*. ** Horace Houck, superintendent of ta? * aanatorlum; Robert Lynn Cox an* **' Alfred Myers. a Rhodes Sentenced for Orgi*^ Mlles 8. Rhodes, a former keep** ?? Nassau County Jail, was seutenc???o '^TJ day by Justice Charle? H K^*^ I Mine?la. Long Island, to not ha? ? i four or more than eight years is ? ' Sing for hla shar? In the orgi?B * I women prisoners In th? Jail la?t No* j bar. Rhode? Is forty and has a "??*? I two children.