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CRASH TAKE FD? ?;-? Passengers and Firemen Imperilled ? Several Badly Hurt. SURFACE CAR AND "L* ACCIDENTS FOLLOW - (Hrls Trampled When Short Cir? cuit Starts B!?ze ? Five Taken *?* Hospital. Fir? in th? Lanox av. subway fol? lowed the ?collision of a ahuttl? and a wvrk train at 142d at ye-Aarday morn? ing at 4:20 o'clock, and ?enrice wa? not fully resumed until 11:87. after paaaen? ?gara and fireman had Isa., put In peril of their lira?. Terril! loss of life would have resulted, in the opinion of Fire Department official?, had he acci? dent occurred during even the alackest period of the daytime. Three boroughs were a ected by this accident, and elevated and surface lines were jammed. The Third av. "L," working at its fullest capacity, had a fire and a tie-up that injured aeveral peraona and inconvenienced thouaand? of others. The 146th et. croastown line of the Union Rrilway Company had a crash, in which a dozen person? were hurt, ?orre seriously. In th? subway, after the fir? had been put out, John LenhitTen. of 161 2d st., a member of the wrecking crew < stumbled against the third rail and was I instantly killed. No one knows why William Bayne, ? '. the controller of a ahuttle train bcund from 145th at. and Lenox av. to Ofith st., passed a signal and crashed into a work train that had come fro.n The Bronx, with two flat Cara loaded with papers and other refuse. A sash followed the collision, piles of newspapers were ignited, and the subway began to fil? v.ith amoke. A northbound Bronx Park local came up within 100 feet of the accident, the power was turned off, and the passen? ger-, having seen the flames, started a ; rush in the dark for the rear. Robert B. Groat, of 2076 Edewall av., and Claude.Lanning, of 494 East 176th ?t., led the way with torches made of news-papers. They say the trainmen refused to lend lanterns, nd even tried to stop the passengers from leaving th? train. Clouds of smoke enveloped the fugi? tives aa they staggered through the darkness. Fortunately there was not a woman on the train. Meanwhile the half dozen people on the shuttle train had fled back over the ties to the 145th at. station. A dozen men on the work train ran to safety, and five track walkers waited only to carry out one of their number who had been seriously hurt. This man, Frank Williams, of 2517 Seventh av., was standing at the side of the track to let the work train pass and was pinned against the wall of tho subway when the crash came. He was taken to Harlem Hospital with a fractured skull and internal injuries. An alarm of fire brought Battalion Chief Webber, who turned in a second and a third alarm. Chief Kenlon came up from a downtown fire and took charge. He sent a line of hose into the sub? way, but If was too short, and the fire? men were unable to get near the blaze. They succeeded, however, in driving the smoke before them until other lines could be laid. It was not until after 7 o'clock that the fire was under control. The men worked under the greatest difficulties, and an improvised hospital at the 146th st. station was kept busy treating firemen who had been over? come underground. Relays were used in keeping the smoke at bay, but even Chief Kenlon and his aid, Charles Ran kin, had to come up for air. Captain | Ciowley, of Engine 47, was unconscious : for "some time. Three ambulance.-, their surgeons and three department surgeons composed the staff and equip? ment of the hospital. No damag-? was done to the subway itaelf, though eighteen inches of water ' was pumped out. and only the shells of the cars of the shuttle anil work trains remained. Fire Commissioner Adamson said later that only a matter of a few hours .-?tood between the narrow escapes of the few who were using the subway when the accident happened and th?: terrible lo?-i< of life that would un doubted!> have resulted later in tho elay. "Step? should be taken by the Pub lie; Service- Commission." he added, "to ?uard against disasters by smoke m ! the subway. While the firemen might, be able to ?-online flames, it is next to ! impossible under present conditions to clear a subway of smok?-. "Chief Kenlon and 1 entered the sub- ? way at 145th st. and ordered venti? lators opened, but they were insufficient to afford perceptible relief. The smoke travelled all the way down to 126th ?t., where- it camp out ?if the kiosk as from the funnel of a steamer." On the other aside of the lire the o penetrated under the Harlem River to the Mott av. station, and (races were found even at 149th st. With the ventilators open, smoke Ailed th? streets near tin- subway, and Har? lem Hospital, Lenox av. and 13(?tli ?-t.. took extraordinary precautions to pre? vent panic. All the shades were drawn, ? very nurs?? was -?ummoned lo duty t<0 be prepared for emergency. Mili? R- Maltbie, ucting chairman of the Public Service Commission, said in a statement: "It has been the com? mission's aii.i to make the subway tire proof ami to prevent tires by takinj; the proper precautions, rather than to install water pipes to tight tires. This theory has been carried out to a de? gree which is not observable in any other structure within the city, public or private." The Interborough's statement told of efforts to resume service, saying a five minute headway was established in The Bronx north of 149th st. and that the Lenox av. line to 130th ft. was opened at l:8?V During the morning Third av. ele? vated trains ran on one closest possible headway compatible with safety. At 11:26 a defective ?hoe caused a short ?ircuit jusat below the ?"th st. station, and smoke poured into the car?. In the rush that followed several girls were trampled ?nd some received slight burns. The guards finally opened the gate? and lot all who desired walk ??long the structure to the 69th st. station. Firemen put up ladder? and extinguished the flames Doctor? from Flower Hospital attended those in need of medical ai?!. The demand.? on the crosstown ser? vice of the 1 I St h st. line had more ?erious 1-aMiilta. A car had just ?passed the centra of the 14*Jth st. bridge toward Manhattan when another crashed into it from he hind. The paaaengera ?rare piled up on the floor of the forward car, and Mazie ?Collins, of .".2? ?Staat l?lth st., and Mur garet and Helen liannvn, of 343 East 154th ht., were taken out bad].** injured. While they were on th? way to Harlem Hospital and the crew of the car wer? Setting the names of the other injured e ear began to slide down the incline. At Lenox av. and 140th st. it struck a crowded car, the passengers of which were thrown to the floor. Three girls wors? injured th?n the rest were Eliza? beth and Isabel Devin?, of 1164 Clay I av., and Eist? Outman, of Fairfax av., Waat Cheater. Th? laat named wa? able to go home later, but the sisters re? mained in Harlem Hospital. TWO RESCUE* 100 AT FIRE Board Bridge Used by Police ?Lad Saves Slaters Patrolman Festa and Hay?? stood on the adjoining roofa of 73 and 76 Sheriff ?L early this morning and guided more than 100 frightened men. women and children through clouds of amok? to ??lety. Six person? went to Gouver? neur Hospital with burna, and one of them, Joseph Schrayer, got hi? injuria? rescuing hi? three ?mall slater?. The Are started In 78 Sheriff ?t.. and is supposed to have been caused by an overturned candle in a tent in an areaway. The flame? worked into the Schrayer apartment, where there waa a family of aix. Joseph Schrayer, his wife and daughter, Anna, were badly burned on tne face, hands and arms. Patrolman Hadley, of the Sheriff st. station, helped get the family out, but Joaeph, seventeen years old, rescued single-handed his little sis? ters, making three trips through the flame?. The blase waa gaining headway when Patrolmen Festa and Hayes got into the house. The policemen got some boards, ran to the roof ana bridged the areaway to the next roof, across which they piloted the panic-stricken tenante. The firemen soon had the flames under control. All the t-'chrayer? are in the hospital. ANNUAL FURNITURE PARADE TOMORROW Mrs. Knickerbocker Will Move Into Those Delightful New Apartments. Th? mo? lag vana arrive, ?nil, taavln? com?. Will charge the tsiiant quite a goodly sum. Nor ?all hi? protestations and complaint? Can fore? them to subetract a cent thate ? from. ?Omar, on October 1. New York's eleven thousand and ?omething policemen ought all to be on duty to-morrow. The high cost of mov? ing is with us this year to an extent 60 to 75 per cent greater than ever before, and the ordinance governing the subject prescribes that dissatisfied tenants should tell their troubles to a policeman. It i? doubtful, in fact, whether the 11,000 will be enough. To-morrow is the day that tne anx? ious housewife will admonish the un anxious mover? to look out for the chandelier. She will even render the moving men practical aid in avoiding that object of art by holding her breath tensely as they walk under it with various parts of her household on their shoulders. It is in the new apartment that she will evince her solicitude, of course, because who cares about the old one? Its rooms are too small, the janitor is a grouch, the dumb waiter is out of order, the ceiling is broken in Lizzie's room, the hot water plays only two matinees weekly and the people down? stairs object to the phonograph. Those are some of the reasons that i Mrs. Knickerbocker will be busy to-; morrow. But the new place is just ? delightful, she says, and the agent is the nicest man! He has promised to repaper the dining room if they stay ten years, and will put in a tile butler's pantry that is, a butler's tile pantry? if the K's will stand only 93 per cent of the cost. Probably a large number of New York families will sit on the floor and eat their dinner off the walls to-mor? row evening, as the moving men have the right to cart a family's entire fur? niture to a warehouse if the police are unable to settle the argument. That j is where the Department of Licenses , will enter the plot as the hero. FIRE SWEEPS BIG STABLE? Horses Saved by Volunteer Rescuers in Williamsburg. The large stable and garage adjacent to the brewery of the Obernieyer <v Liebmann Company, Forrest st., Will? iamsburg, was destroyed by fire shortly , after 7 o'clock last evening. The com- . pany's horses and automobile truck* | were taken from the building in safety ? by volunteer rescuers. A tenement fire in the neighborhooel ; delayed the arrival of the firemen anel caused some apprehension for th.* j safety of the six story knitting mill of Samuel Feck ?t Co., adjoining the ga- ? ruge. Three alarms were sent in, and the damage will reach about $20,000. The building was a two story brick ?trueture, 60 feet by 200. STOCK BROKERS ASSIGN Oowperthwait & Clark Fourth to Fail Since July 30. Hie Stock Exchange lirm of Cow perthw-iit ?S* (lark mad?! an assign? ment yesterday for the bei efit of credi? tors to Lyle Mahan, of 111 Broadway. J. Malcolm Clark is the floor member of lie firm, the other partner? being Frederick N. Cowperthwait and Frank Harbison. The firm, which was formed in February, 1908, is the fourth Stock Exchange house to fail since July 30, ] the last day of trading before the clos : ing. Mr. Mahan said yesterday he under ! stood that the assignment of Cowperth 1 wait 4 Clark was due to existing linan ! cial conditions, which had interfered | with plans for putting new capital into ' the lirm, and that the members of tho j lirm hoped the creditors would ulti e mately be paid in full. The assigneo also said that he. would try as soon as ? possible to furnish creditors with a de I tailed statement of the firm's affairs. In other quarters it was understooal that the firm mude an assignment on advice of the exchange authorities, who are investigating the status of several firm?. BOY SHOOTS JPLAYMATE ?Youngster Fires When His Traps Are Interfered With. Because John McShane, his play : mate, interfered with some sparrow j traps he had placed in the woods near | the Boulevard and 170th st., The Bronx, Philip Gerard, fifteen years old, it is | alleged, shot McShane with a lifle. The bey la in Fordham Hospital, where it ia said he has a chance for life. McShane and Carl Anderson ventured I upon Gerard's traps late yesterday afternoon, according to the story told the polite by Anderson. Gerard levelled a rifle :*nd threatened to shoot if the boys did not go aw?y. As they did not move, he fired, wounding McShane. He then ded, and other boys summoned an ambulance. The Gerard hoy was arrested last : night. The police say he admitted ! ?hooting, but said it was un accident. : McShane lives at ? Gouverneur. Place. hudsoFdI?tFship ?Two Passengers Arc Fatally Stricken on Trip to ?Albany. Albany. Sep?. L'd. - J. O'Conneil, of Kuckaway Beach, who was found deael 'm his stateroom when the Hudson River steamer Iroe-uois arrived here to dav, and A. Mayo Krounse. qf Schenec tady, who lived only a few minutes after being removed from the boat, died from natural causes, according to physicians who examined the bodies. Autop?ie? will be held. MRS. SEATON CAN'T RECALL KILLING Actor's Wife Testifies She Was Intoxicated When Husband Was Shot. HE COMPELLED HER TO DRINK, SHE SAYS Woman in Tears Many Times Di-ring Trial?Jury May Oet Case To-day. Hackensack, N. J., Sept. 29,-Mrs. Alice L. Seaton, who is on trial her? charged with the murder of her hus? band, during a five-hour session on the witness stand to-day declared she was intoxicated on the morning that her husband was shot, and that the only thing she remembered was taking thi? last drink. "I am ashamed to admit it," she saiil in telling her story, "but I was drunk. I I did not hear the shots fired. The last j I remember was when I tuok the last drink." Mrs. Seaton held her nerve through the ordeal of the long cross-examina? tion, although her eyes filled with tears a number of times and her answers came in a half-sobbing voice. She re? lated in detail much of her marital trouble. She said she arose at fl:80 o'clock on the morning of the murder, but Seaton did not get up until 10 o'clock. Her head ached, she said, and her husband insisted on her taking some whiskey. "He pushed me into a chair in the kitchen," she testified, "and told me that if I did not drink he would pour it down my throat. 'Your nerves are all shot to pieces trying to get informa? tion about mo,' he said." ' ? . , Mrs. Seaton declared Tier ^esteteeett?n finally got some capsules, which he in? sisted she take, handing her two, and another drink of whiskey. In all sh ; admitted taking four glasses of whis? key, probably of "two lingers" each, end several capsules. At the time he effered her the last drink and capsul?* the snid she was sitting in a large rocker near the window in the living room. Prosecutor Wright could not shake Mrs. Seaton's testimony as to her con? dition at the time of the shooting. She lelated a number of instances of the alleged infidelity of her husband. "You SBy that your husband was much excited about your threatened divorce suit because it would ruin his stage career?" asked Prosecutor Wright. "That was what he said," replied Mrs. Seaton. "Don't you know that divorces never injure prominent actors, hut seem tu help them?" "I know nothing along that line; I'n? simply telling what he said." "Don't you know that Nat Goodwin. Lillian Russell and De Wolf Hopper have been divorced many times and arn still headliners in the theatrical busi? ness?" continued the prosecutor. "I have paid little or no attention t'. them," she replied. It is expected that the case will be given to the jury before noon to-mor? row. ECHO OF M'GILL CASE Chauffeur Named in Alienation j Suit Seeks Relief. The alienation suit against Miss I Eleanor McGill. of Jersey City, who in-1 herited u large fortune from her father? president of a Jersey City national bunk and for many years surgeon gen? eral of New Jersey, was recalled yes? terday in the Chancery Chambers at Jersey City, when an application was made in behalf of Walter Mayer for release from paying a weekly allow? ance of $7 to Mary, his wife, on the payment of $600. The lawyer for the wife waB willing, hut Vice-Chancellor Lewis demurred. He said when the question of the al? lowance was before hint it was alleged that Mayer had been discharged by : >11-^s McGill, who had employed him mm chauffeur, and, being out of work, could not pay more than a non-iinnl sum. The Vice-Chancellor desired to know ?vhenco came the $600. Counsellor Lane, who represented Mayer, ?.aid his client had borrowed the money from his cousin. The Vice chancellor suggested that the parties get together and sign an agreement, which he believed would hold in court. Mrs. Mayer was awarded a verdict tor $15,600 in her alienation suit against Miss McGill. ?Mayer is still responsible for the support of his four-year-old son. ? LAUDS PATHESCOPE PLAN 1C. B. Franklin Says Tribune Will Aid School Children. Cornelius R. Franklin, superintend? ent of two New York school districts, yesterday indorsed heartily The Trib? une's phut to give twenty Pathescope motion picture machines to the pupils , of the winning schools in and about ? the city. "I was much interested in The Trib? une's announcement," said Mr. Frank? lin. "I urn in favor of anything that ? will aid the school children in their ! work. The motion picture is at pr?s? ! ? nt a timely aid to the educator. "We .Americans are too ready to consider our system the 'be-all and ! end-all' of education. There are many i roads to an efficient education. The ? children must, of course, be instructe?l in the fundamentals, but it is equally important that they acquire correct habits of thought and knowledge of the world at large. "It is in this last phase of education that the motion picture is valuable. It presents in lifelike form the entire j world and its activities." The way to win one of The Trib ! line's motion picture machines will bo found on page 2, ? ? ?? 2 SCHOOLGIRLS^MISSING Mt. Vernon Police Say Pair Heard P?,U of Film Plays. Police Lit lant George Atwell was assigned la> -lit to try and get some trace of two -chool^irls of Mount Ver? non, who niy.stenously disappeared while u't their way to school on Friday. The missing girls are Margaret Nich ta-rn, fourteen years old, daughter of George Niehtern, of 505 South Ninth ?nv., and Florence Fggers, twelve years i old. daughter ?>'' Mt-. A. Fggers, a widow, of 502 South Ninth a?-., both of Mount Vernon Lieutenant Atwell learned that one of the teachers in the school ?aw the girl-, outside of the school building, but they did not enter their classroom. The police have been informed, they ?Sty, that Margaret Niehtern drew $ir> out of a local savings bank, which be? longed to her mother. In the hall of the Fggers home a grip belonging to Mrs. Fggers and containing ?orne of the clothing of Florence was found. It is believed they ran away to se? cure positions with motion picture shows. TO AID TEJMIYT/ARMERS Cotton Committee Will Help Growers Hardest Hit. The New York Buy a Bale of Cotton Committeo yesterday completed it? or? ganisation and arranged to pool all cot? ton bought through it. All money col? lected will be disbursed to aid th? ten? ant farmer? of the South. It Is the tenant farmer who is hardest hit by the depressed ?fate of the cotton mar? ket, and until hi? want? are provided for the larger pUnter? will have to de? pend upon their own resource? and aid from the bank? to carry their cotton. Ralph W. Levy, a member of the New York Cotton Exchange, wa? elected chairman of the committee, and R. B. ?Minus. vice-pre?ident of the Mutual Alliance Trust Company, ?wa? desig? nated treasurer. The headquarter? of the committee for the present will be in th? offices of William R. Corwine, 13 Astor Place. Activo canvaiaing of the various tradis and profe??lon? In New York by sixteen committee? will b?gin to-day. Sub?cribers will receive negotiable trust receipts for their purchases. TWO KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS Boy Playing Ball Slain in Park Av.?Man Diep in Crash on Bridge. More than a hundred children, play? ing ball and roller skating in Park av. between 4*5th and 47th ats. laat evei ing. saw Eugene McCarthy, ten year? old, of 858 Second av., killed by an automobile. He was thrown fifteen feet. His head struck a curb and hi? skull was crushed. He was playing handball, aii'l ran back into the street in front of the car j owned by Charles E. Kuh, of 26 East 82d st. Directly behind the Kuh car was that of Dr. E. W. Roberts, of 20 East 41st st. The physician leaped out of his machine and ran along to when? the child lay in the gutter. A glance told him that the accident had been instantly fatal. This is the first death among the chil? dren who every night after school j swarm that part of the avenue. Cap- ; tain Thor, ot the East 51st st. station, i has issued warnings and doubled th?? number of patrolmen in an effort to avoid accidents. The automobile con- : cerned last night was travelling slowly, ?nd the chauffeur was freed of all blame. Joseph Ciskrofski, of Hudson Boule- I vard and 2Uth st., Bayonne, wa? in? stantly killed yesterday when an auto- ; mobile in which he was riding crashc 1 i into a water main on the bridge ? spanning the Morris Canal at Garlield | av., Jersey City. The impact pitched all the occupants of the car into the roadway. Joseph 1 Meolowpki, of 1S.1 Avenue F, Bayonn?-, was taken to the Bayonne Hospital ; with injuries about the head. Joseph i Clouski, of '12 East 'S.Ul st., Bayonne, ? who was driving the car, was locked up in the Ocean ave. station house charged with manslaughter. Krostai.t ? Cuzzounsky, of Avenue F, Bayonne,? was held as, a witness. He was badly bruised and cut. A brewery trjck ran down James ' B?rbaro, six years old, near his homo, i at 232 Chrystie st., Manhattan, yester? day. One wheel passed over his rignt leg. The child was carried into a dru?; ?/tore, supposedly severely injured, i When Dr. Eggley, of Bellevue Hospital, arrived he found that the injured leg was a wooden one. Its predecessor luid been cut off by h trolley car two years ago. Milton Gordon, three years old, of 580 Driggs av., Willianisburg, waa knocked down yesterday by an auto? mobile, which passed over him without injuring him. The chauffeur, evi? dently believing that he had killed the child, escaped. The youngster *eceived only a few blight bruise?. ORANGES MARKETED AT LOWEST COST Problem of Reaching Buy? ers Solved by California Fruit Exchange. Mayor Mitchel's food committee, beaded by George W. Perkins, whioh has established numerous open mar? kets throughout the city, can get idea? on lowering the high cost of living by calling upon G. Harold Powell, general manager of the California Fruit Grow? ers' Exchange. Mr. Powell, who lives in Los Angeles, was for ten years !*?*?, the employ of the 1'nited States government, investigat? ing rate? and means of transportation and cold storage warehouse conditions for the Department of Agriculture. His ability was recognized by the fruit growers of California, in whose service he now is. Mayor Mitchel's committee can learn from Mr. Powell how 7,000 California fruit growers bring their fruit, notably ! their "Sunkist" oranges and lemons, into the markets of the United States and Canada*? at the lowest marketing cost in the world. "Our cost averages 2 per cent of 'ho gross," said Mr. Powell to a reporter for The Tribune yesterday, "and this is the lowest operating cost.in the world. The consumer who is not familiar with figures car understand just what this means to him when he buys 'Sunkist' oranges and lemons, when he remem ? bers that the average marketing cost of agricultural products ia seven ?ltd one-half times greater than that ofthe California Fruit (.rowers' Exchange." The exchnige, the New York oefice of which is at 204 Franklin st., is operated without profit on capital invested. A? Mr. Powell pointed out, this enable? the grower to put hi? fruit into the hands of the consumer almost without ' cost. "Last year's market value of i 'Sunkist' oranges and lemons amounted ! to $30,000,000," said Mr. Powell, "so ! that when these products were all sold on the smallest margin of profit the j consumer was able to buy them more cheaply than if they had been handled on a speculative basis, instead of a ! merchandising one. Under our system . the supplies are steady, and the jobbers i and retailers handle the fruit more reasonably." CUSTOMS RAID A MYSTERY a ?Contraband of War Rumor Denied by Collector. Custom House trucks were busy yes ;lerday hauling away merchuiialise from ' the chanailery and junk .?hop of R \ Tobin et Son, a South st.. over which a g j;?rd mot place?! on Monda\ night, fol i lowing the seizure of the books of the I concern. The purpose of the raid was I kept a mystery at the Custom House. Collector Malone. however, called un? true the rumors that theru was con? traband of war or opium in the place. The merchandise seized by the cu-? Itoms officers included a number of bags of i?ago and other foodstuffs. It was said that, although no suspicion at? tache?! to any one in the firm, which, it was thought, had bought the seized goods in good faith, it had been learned (hat they had been remove?! from va? rious docks without the payment of I custom? dutie?. ATLANTIC GAS CO. IN BANKRUPTCY Calvert Brewer, Appoint? ed Receiver, Hopes to Adjust Affairs. LIABILITIES SAID TO BE $2,478,212 Inability to Borrow Money Is Said To Be Cause of Difficulties. The Atlantic Gas and Electric Com? pany, 26 Broad at., owing $2,478,212 03, filed a petition in bankruptcy yester? day. The company is a holding con? cern for gas, electric and power com? panies doing business in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Of the liabilities (2.420.H52 are secured. Cal? vert Brewer, vice-president of the United States Mortgage and Trust Company, was appointed receiver, un? der a bond of $10.000. C. M. Pihl, tirst vice-president, ?signed the petition. Tho company is a Connecticut corporation, chartered early in l!U2 as the American Utilities Investment Company, but changing its name in December of that year. Tho capital stock was $12,000,000, of which $6,000,000 was preferred. Spooner ab Cotton, U Wall st., are the attorneys. In the schedule of assets appear ma? terials and supplies in possession of the Pennsylvania Utilities Company, of Fa?:ton, Penn., valued at $20,000, and stock, bond and note claims against subsidiary companies amounting to $5,238,710 63, but of unknown value. In Ks treasury the company holds bonds and stocks of subsidiaries aggre? gating SI,143,817 44, and of its own stock M60.600. The common stock, bonds and a note of the Pennsylvania Utilities Company, totalling $2,217, 20fi 06, are also included in the assets. The utilities controlled by the At? lantic Gas and Electric Company, whi-?h has been the sole manager of the prop? erties of the subsidiaries, furnish ser? vice to a population of approximately -.35,000. It is maintained that to real? ize the full value of its assets the company must continue without liqui? dation or interruption of its businei?. Late in the afternoon Spooner aft Cotton issued the following sUtement: "The company states that the ?e ceivership i:. caused by its inability in the present financial stringency to bor? row money to gjeet its maturities and construction requirements. "Meetings of the security holders have been held. A Btrong committee is to be appointed, which is at once to take up plans for raising new funds and to preserve the equity of all those interested. The proceedings this day taken are the firs', and necessary step in the adjustment of the affairs of the company, which will permit, it is hoped, in a short time the completion of its work and the re. rrangement of its financial affairs." The principal unsecured creditors are the Bubcock A Wilcox Company, S.1 Liberty st., $2,496 36; the Guarantee Construction Company, 140 Ced.ir .;*., $4,397 77; the W. A. Clark Wire Com? pany, Elizabeth, N. J., $4,725 77, and the Atlantic Construction Company, 90 West st., $5,876 93, on an indorsed note. There is due to the Pennsylvania Ur.il ities Company $22,204 72 and to the Easton Gas Works Company, anoth-r s-, bsidiary, $5,000 on a demand note. The company holds or owns all or part f the stocks, bonds or notes of the Binghamton Light, Heat and Power Company, the Eastern Pennsylvania Power Comoan>, the Pennsylvania Utilities Conipi iy. a Jersey corpora? tion; the Jersey Power Company, the Morris and Somerset Electric Company, the Interurban Ga# Company, the Sayer Electric Company, the Slate Belt Electric Company, the Chemung Land Company, the Gas and Electric Com? pany, the Demon, Inc., the Atlantic Construction Company, the Farmlands Development Company, the Northern Pennsylvania Power Company, the Jer iey Central, Hoboken & Paterson Street Railway Company, the Nazareth Electric Light, Heat and Power Com? pany and the Slate Belt Electric Light, Heat and Power Company. labo-TXluXnce TO SOLVE PROBLEMS The delegates of six international unions in the building trades an? nounced last night that these organi? zations have completed the forming of an alliance by which strikes over dis? putes involving the work one union should do will be averted. The six unions are the Bricklayers' and Masons' International Union, the Journeymen Stone Cutters' 'nterna tional Union, the International Union of Engineers, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, the Plain and Ornamental Operative Plasterers' Society and the International Hod Car? riers' and Building Laborers' Society of America. They represent more than iiOO.OOO workers throughout the United States and Canada. The bricklayers' and masons' union is the only one which is not affiliated with the Ameri? can Federation of Labor, though this body is represented in the New York State Labor Federation, wh'ch is con nected with the American Federation of Labor. HOTELS AND RESTAU RANTS. Aviator Fall? "Looping the Loop" at Brockton Pair. rny T?l??tr?ph ?o Th? Trttrun?. I Bo.ton, Sept W.-Llncoln Beaehey had a narrow ??cape iron* d??that the Brockton Fair to-day. ?*?"?/"?. "looping '-he loop? high above the 80,000 ?peeUtor?. hi? engine ?toPP?? and he wee forced to volplane to the ''"Loping the loop'; i? thoughtJo have ?trained the wire? of hi? ma? chine, for on the volplane he lost con trol, turned a ?omer.ault in the air and Anally vanished from sight of the throng behind the fair ?^nd fence He dropped In a field near the ground?, end when ten feet above the ?round fell out of hi. ?eat In the plane. Hi? cloth?, were torn, and he waa badly ?haken up. The win? of The plan? were bent the wire, twi.ted and ?trained and broken, and the steering wheel wrenched loose. BALKY ELEVATOR TRAPS FIREMEN Union Trust Blaze Nearly Costs Lives of Nine on Eleventh Floor. Captain Michael J. O'Donohue, ?even of his men and the night watchman of the twelve ?tory Union Trust Company Building, at 80 Broadway, were imper? illed early ye?terd?y by a two-alarm Are which ?wept the ninth and tenth floors. Th? lo?s was $15,000. Chief Kenlon ?aid the building itself was not seriously damaged, but com? mented on the amount of furniture de? stroyed by flames or ruined by water. "The supposed fireproof buildings m the financial ?ection," he said, "are full of unnecessary furniture and are worse than a storage warehouse when they begin to burn. Firemen find them more than ordinarily oerilou?." Louis Darr, the wutchman, of 615 Teasdale av., The Bronx, discovered the fire in the office of J. P. Bcnkard & Co., brokers, on the ninth floor. The flames spread to the offices of Miller, King, Lane & Trafford, lawyers, on the same floor. When the apparatus arrived Cap? tain O'Donohue slid seven men entered the New st. door of the building and were taken up in an old cable elevator. .teaching the ninth floor, the machin? ery failed to operate properly and in spite of Darr's efforts the car did not stop until it was a few feet above the tenth floor. There it ?tuck while flames shot into the shaft and smoke threat? ened t?? suffocate the firemen. Darr finally worked the elevator up to the eleventh floor, where all stag? gered forth into a sheet of flame that sent them on the run to the Broadway side of the building. They entered tho offices of Henry E. Montgomery et Co., brokers, and shouted down to their comrades in the street. Efforts to com? ply with their request for a life lina failed and extension ladders reached only to the seventh floor. Their position growing more danger? ous each minute and lost to view from the firemen in the street because of the dense smoke, the truck company, one' by one, made their way over an eigh teen-inch ledge along the Broadway fa?ade and reached the roof of the ad joining building. HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS. OK BOULEVARD t BWAY SiST ? CONTESTS THAT ML!!! TEA DANCES IN THE GRILIJE FROH 3.30 DAILY. CONCERT AMO DANCE AT DINNER. TWO ORCHESTRAS AT SUPPER. SHANLEY'S Broadway?43rd to 44th Street Superior Six-Course lrJ0?^mal Luncheon, 75c (Musk) Breakfast from 8 A. M. in Grill Room Den htfui Cabaret Extraordinaire .y . Twenty Acts Every Evening 7toi Restaurant also in the Shopping Zone ? Broadw ay 29th-30th St. DChTfll't H-"?a-?.?y LVVnilfi.S T-t Dauuant I RlvlUlt ?) A 4K!h Hi < I UN S HI '?.; . 2 P. K HOTRI. I.A.Nt'DON, 35th ht. and .Mit Are. DANCING INSTRUCTION. Mr.OscarDuryea ...auuiic.i hi? .-?turn front Europa ?nd recommend* The **D. V." and The "DURYEA FADO" (Fox Trot) a? th? Le?. r,?w dance? for adult?, and Tk "TA-TAO" and "BULL! ROLL!" fur chtldrajii. THEOSCAR DURYEASCHOOLS 47 Vteet V.nd ittre?t. ?VU asad Ml West II3nd t?rmet. TeitpUoLua CIt. ?311 Col. IS*7 Audubot-, CaUlOaTTO-M aeuL DANCING INSTRUCTION. DANCING TEACHERS ran iwni In cl??? the BAI.ANf KM tt. Fox Trait. l'enSaon. La Kuaae. INDIAN TBOT ?Mr C/iallf*? n?w composition i. Riaull-Koull. Ta-ta?. Lula-Fado. Br?. tillan Falha. favlowa (?avolte and th? n??rl> STANDARDIZED DANCE?. Claa? taucht dall? front 10 to Vi. fiept. Il to October 3. persane i ly by LOUIS H. CHALIF flraduate of the R ?salai. Imperial Ballet School; Principal of the :hallf Normal S.;hool of Dancins FOB ?KK'lETY-rnvat. elaaaas and lesson? for adulta and children. 7 WEST 42ND ?T. Tel. Ur>uni ?o?,? DANCINO CARNIVAL'.1?/.;; ??y i.ooa? ?nd ???rntns. (if and Osuttal Palace. Lrili.f too ?f . use 40.1? it ?ou?r.it. Branrb??, Ml. ?*4 Ut ??Ui M. suai ?il. Mi Wss? U?U M. OPEN MARKETS WIN IN PRICE INQUIRY Stage Company Shows Employes flow to Save in Buying Food. All unknown to Borough President Mark? and other? interested in the de? velopment of the new open market?, the Fifth Avenue Stage Coi*fc|>eny under? took an Investigation into the value of the market?. The report of the inves? tigator? I? embodied in Notice 408, is? sue** yesterdfay to employee of the com? pany. They found the quality excellent and the saving? through purchase In the open market? ranging from 10 per cent on a bottle of catsup to 60 per cent on banana? and Seckel pear?. The pur foie and ?cope of the inquiry *** *et orth in the following paragraph' "For the information of our employee we aent a repr?sentative to secure pub? lic market price? of various items on ?ale. This representative then visited stores in the vicinity of the market and secured their prices for the same item?. A comparison of prices is appended and copies thereof may be secured from your foreman." On a list of thirty-four commodities, including vegetables, eggs, meats, fish, fruit? and condiments, the average sav? ing was 38 per cent. On none of the thirty-four commodities did the investi I gator And lower price? in the stores than in the* markets. As to quality he reported: "The food in the public mar ! ket was excellent, as was also that in ' the stores." The following list gives a fair idea ? of hi? comparison of vegetable and ; fruit price?: PeU?? llki. prt ??. ?Store? prle-e.saved. , Potato?*? ?[?oun.ls).. h for 10c IS for CJc :j ?Onion? (m.'in.li. If?r i.'c t for ??? :o ??Carrot? ? bunch??).. 3 for ic 2 for ?Se 3)1-1 ' *lom?toea .10 for 5?.- lc each B0 ? rV.?.-he>|-e .1." for MO IStOtlmt 33 1-1 I i?rai>e? (blk. poundi 1 for vz I for 7 1 ll???(s (bjn.'ti???. I f?r .'?c 2 for 5.; W I Ap(,'lM (pound?). fi for 10c ?1 for IS?- 44 Resolutions presented by the market ? committee of the Central Federated ? Union have been adopted by that or? ganization and sent to Borough Presi? dent Marks. The Central Federated Union indorses the markets, which, it > says, have been a material factor m reducing the cost of living; approve? of the plan to improve them and keep them as permanent free markets, and . recommends: "That we demand that , sufficient appropriation be granted to j provide for proper supervision of these markets in accordance with the plans ; sufrgestt-d by the President of the Bor ! ough of Manhattan.'' Borough President McCormack of i Richmoml is hot on the trail of men who telephoned three farmers last^Sat urday that his new open market was not to open for a week. In consequence of the telephone message the farmers stayed home, instead of attending the opening of the market. Mr. McCormack has fifteen farmers promised for next Saturday. Sta'.en Island women are to stump the borough to-morrow urging farmers to bring their produce to the market at Tompkinsville Square. AMUSEMENTS. Optimists as we areooj j business outlook, we real that many men must tu omize to-day. Past experience shows! i such times always mean i ?creased demand for q | higher priced suits. Many men who have\? indulging in the extm ! gance of expensive teilonj ; cide to try us. So we're mighty gladi ! preparations for this Fi ! were more liberal thin ? usual even for us. Tall suits, .$18 to .$46, Fall overcoats. $18 toU Everything men and ba I wear. Rogers Feet Compakt, Three Broadway Store, at at s I Warren St.* 13th St m\ AMUSEMENTS. THESE NEW YORK LEADING THEATRES 11'?.?! 4c 40?h St. E?n- ?t ? Ml *alst??. TO-DAY au.d Rat. ?'. . -0. A ?,-om*?ly that III tunk? tot t'irtel :e mer."? IlTSld. EMPIRE JOHri DREW THE PRODIGAL HUSBAND I Vf'F'l IM *'""- mMt 9w*y. ifavliiS *-? ? "JwaVslaJlTl M%u To-mo-row * Sst.. 2:10. THE 'alvU BEAUTIFUL ^"^rSSST ADVEIN?TURE^^^^^r I IRf K?Y 4Ji * *?*??"<*?' "w?" <?**?"*?1 A% ?-ID?-"* ? 1 M.i,. -r?-<lty IP??.) 4a Sit.. I ML DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS in HE COMES UP SMILI-1' RFPUBI IP NVest *"d !"Ur*'?- Krentiir? ?SO. nCrUBLIV Mi's. T.?-di? ?Pop.) A M /I AIDTV THtATKK. 1? '?.ST. ?4 *. l>a.M UAIC I I ?!AT1N,.!.T0-DAT.? f.UTH CHATTERTON ? DADDY LONQ-L HENRY MILLER. MANA.ItX ZIESFELD DANSE DE t-fUfl NIGHTLY (M.vpt Hun.). ?JO. AtetSml _ iiifr.lam Thaap?. Tj I m ?trat KNICKERBOCKER. B*w?j. Mt? M. i MitliR? Tl? HAT anal Sstt_t?at>aH J?LIA DONAU) ?1*0*9 ?ANDERSON BRIAN CAWTM? THE GIRL FROM ITA UEO. rnUIN'C THEATRE. ll'?sf ?Ml ?I M. VUn?H Syi, . i i?, Tap?ala,!" f?iiwaiifi.mi? LEW FIELDS ?IHiH'nHI'l Elll TAM Start?. To-.l?v (Pop.) and ftt.. S "0 5E?! TWIN BEDS ri?'iiLnn i et. ?f A LAUGHING RIOTJ? nUU<9UH LAST 8 TIMES, ni ill A DartavtU?. i-om-lv. THE L'U' "' V MONDAY, OCT. 5 ?SB CHAULES KKdnWAN praaM THE HEART ?l 1'AII. ARMSTRONG'S GLOB Th ?aamaa LY. 13. FLTINGE4;^;;^^; GRAND U. H. M.Hr.?. Tod?y. Ha. ?nil -Do. ??THE MISLEADING LADY.-' - ki I*ikiBirvflH COHAN & ACTflP THEATRE, UAUf Eves. 8 HARRIS' /Ii51 VltBway4 4SStll?l,f MAT. 1 Geo. M. Cohan's Great American Play, 20. POWJN MAT. TO-DAY,IJI| FKOM THE FKANK ... PACKARD ttOt* ALL COHAN RECORDS SMASHED POPULAR MATINEE TO-DAY?ASTOR THEAfl? ha I illa A'.. 43-44 Ma Uly.Mat A Ucait4eaU.il Thousands of New Yorkers never saw the Statue of Liberty! OF THE S LD WAR OR is equally great, equally typical on New York spirit. No matt-r what else you may have missed don't overlook this greatest stage pres? entation on universal history! MANHATTAN 0?." H?. Bit I et M?t U.U. ?i tl~ ?Mtf" THE STORY T??Ft R0SA..Y 4* St., E. o( n*-?y. PttOM Ka.-* at s |3 I' M. , Hrvaiet M'o ! ?1av**it .'? 15. i 4?. CORT Tl???ti*? ??? Pa???? 0? Plt-r-vtt? Broad.a? ?t 12? M.. ?t 2. 3*3?. ? *? t-MfJ?. ?& ?M3ER th? SEA MSSL 1 lr?t ?n?l ?all Haibtntrin? Motion rtttSS***, 0AN8E de pitaatTTt. lilnl i Omialaig. D?lt?-*l.tfiil Mini? Frai?. aUcKt?*? ?>?l?ty Ortmatr?. 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