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: 5 ',' .. THE sujj ipBsbAY, JtJLY 6, 1897.
I Xnywhere for a nickel. ?", XHJrT JViC.lXi'TJ- OF TRAVEL OVER ytei'' jbbookz.i' irrji of noAJta. MtV A tern Which ni Wan the Brooklyn Heart ?ffi' Kaormaua Increase or Travel for Won. tgu" Bualaeoa Purposes Caused br FrooTrnn. Sf . fera mm One Line or Cars la Another. Jjpjjf ' Tho new policy of tho trolley roads In Brook- k lyn. Inaugurated sinco tho famous at rlko of Jan- 5Hfv uary, 1805, Is having 1U effect, and It mar bo j told to-day that it hoa won the affections of TOJ" ' the people across tho bridge, and that Brooklyn "$ ha boon mado a poacoful and willing cnptlvo. mt Only thoeo who have closely watched tho grow- i& Injr, popularity of tho surface roads there' can lLi fully appreciate to what an oxtent the trolloy MR. habit has taken a hold. Day and night the aEj trolley cars go about tho City of Churohos In pro- agT cessions, oyor hundreds of mllos of streets, jSt crowded to overflowing at tlmos, and almost 8w ' always well filled, whllo the olovatod trains go fflfr '. about nogloctod and apparently forsworn. iSjss? Tho trolloy cars are usod for both business and i?pr ploasuro, and ploasuro riding Is by no moans a if , small part of tholr patronago. That such re- W Bults should havo boon accomplished by a & , change In the policy of the roads Is tho more &v' wondorful when ono recalls tho disfavor In jK; which those surfaco roads were hold by a large K& part of the peoplo for months after the groat E? , strike. Whatever the real merits of this con- H'V ' troversy were. It was tho fact that tho people W&'s blamod tho managements, and thousands of ft , persona who had before that time used the trol- Jy - ley cars as a mattor of course went out of tholr ip way thereafter to avoid thorn, and usod the f J - elovated roads Instead. The rocolpU of the W-. trolley roads foil off until tho most Important if lines In the city wore bankrupt or nearly so, !f . whllo tho elovated roads folt as If the long R!fcf " looked for boom had como for them, and as ono Jf i evidonco of their good feollng, gave a bonus In ? pay to their employoos, who had been hard !f worked In handling the enormously lncreosod 'Jt : trofflc J ' Things looked very bluo for the trolloy roads. if Out now this Is all changed, and tho peoplo have ' been so won over by a different treatment that if - almost everybody InBrooklyn Is snoarlng by the J j eloctrlo roade,whlIo the elovated roads go.begglng S5 , for business. Thore wero porsons, too, who twore well vcrsod in the effect of lallrood policies who declared that tho same methods w hlch of i fended the travelling public and brought about c the big strlko wero responsible In largo measure p , for tho deplorablo loss of llfo and limb that S-f marked tho history of tho trolley roads In Brook si?', lyn about that time, and these peoplo say that f, tho abatement of such disasters since then Is fig, another of tho results of a different manage K." ment. If tM be true, then thoro Is good reason ' to congratulato Brooklyn upon tho change, and mif there is no wonder that tho ploasuro parties & which go travelling about night after night In Eh brilliantly Illuminated special cars, singing and gt , making merry until tho small hours of the Rj - morning, carry with thorn light hearts. K? Whorever tho change originated, it is a welcome Kl one, and Brooklyn appreciates It. ? Perhaps tho greatest change In the attitude l&f , of the Brooklyn peoplo toward its surfaco rall Irsl toads has boon produced by the adoption of a la ', general transfer system by tho biggest of the IS.' railroad combinations In Brooklyn, tho Brook fej lyn Rapid Transit Company, which controls and lb' operates the old systems of the Brooklyn Heights ?. Ilallroad Company and the Brooklyn, tjueons 1& County and Suburban Itallroad Company, and & the policy of almost equal liberality in this m'. respect ot tho otherBTeat factor In her Internal K? traffic, the Nassau Electric Company. S These two great railroad systems cover p.. Brooklyn with linos almost as intricate as K those of a labyrinth, and looking over a map of -; them one wonders how even an old resident K" of Brooklyn can koop run of where they lead Kn to, and it seems a wonder even that tho motor ic' men do not get lost as now policemen aro said m to do on'the bur poets up abovo the Harlem. Klvcr. Wtf These lines all concentrate about Fulton street Kt and the bridge entrance, and from there they E ray oat In varying directions until they have &' passed within easy walking dlstonco of al- Siost every house in Brooklyn and WlUIotns urg. Then they shoot out to suburban towns H., and summer resorts on every side of greater & v Brooklyn. mkx In this reaching out In all directions, some of '. . the lines follow direct routes which were formed ;? br.the main thoroughfares about which grew ;. the vUIages which nave cemented themselves Hb together Into our big sister city, but others of U& them take rlgxag courses which carry them Hf." across and across each other. Loosing again H at a map of the llncs.'.one can see that if tho ;' systems are considered as a whole thcro j. Is no port of tho big territory which one cannot jj readily reach by them, but while each soparnte K3 line as they wero originally built was operated Wfo by ltelf,lt was often an expensive and annoying Bf operation to accoinpllah this. Up to tho tlmo K that the larger consolidations took place there W&r was probably no city In this country which was KJ? less Inviting than llrookyn if one regarded In- mth) temal communication. It was notorious that & people In Brooklyn, and even the policemen, Wf'r could not tell one how to get from one part of V Brooklyn to another., Each portion of the popu- mSi. laUon.Beeincd to spend its life in its own local- Wk lty. Now Yorkers who lived thcro knew how Br t get to their bouses from tho ferries or Kjf- briilgo and natives seemed to know little more, a4 except that they oil know tho proper routes mp- to take for Coney Island. Wii Tho transfer system has brought about a won- KJa dorfnl change in this. Brooklynltes can he mpj found by tho thousands now who can llnil their W&y way In tho cars to any part of tholr city, and it Is ;j; asserted that social intcrcouno has increased Bg wonderfully within a year or two. It is a fact Kg that the figures of the railroad companies show R& that riding for pleasure or for purposes other K? than business now makei up a very material K part of the receipts of the trolley roods. Brook- . lyn has a system and a mileage of trolloy roads l-''i which is exceeded In extent only by Boston. B'i To give an accurato Idea of its eccentricities h. would be Impossible, except by a map and long Wjt,. study, but somo of its most striking features i:- are interesting. 8 The larger of tho systems which mako up the whole, and the one which covers tho most tcrri- tv tory also, is that of the Brooklyn ltapld Trunslt . Company, Fulton street Is Us trunk line, and HJ' Its main arteries reach out from there to Kurt K'-, Ilamilton, Ulmcr Park, Bergen Beach, C'anar- fV ale, Jamaica, Flushing, and Bon cry Hay. tp Feeders from almost every iforry between ILong Wfi Island City and Bay Itldge reach It from tho fC Kast lUver to tuko the tratllo to and from New ?';- York. 'The network of lines which cover the jj. triangular section Includod between Fulton to, ferry, Oreenpolnt, and Evergreens Cemetery !,; Is a marvel. Within this space, which is pcr- tV haps UM miles at its base on tho river by U miles fct In length, the lines of railroad cross each other Jp; or make Junctions at something llko 1US places, ? and they so criss-cross tho territory that thcro are more than eighty spaces which aro en- to tlrely Inclosed with railroad tracks. Thoso in- p closed spaces contAln anywhere from a single Wh block to 80 or 100 blocks, and they aro of many Wti forms, but there is no part of tho whole torrl- WR tory- whero one cannot ride on tho cars of tills WMit- single system to within four or five blocks of WMf- fmT given house, and a large porcontago of the j bouses have a track In front of tholr doors. VT To mako it possible for a passenger to reach ft' any part of tho territory comprised hot-ween tho fS Kast ltlver, Jamaica, Canurslo, and Ulmor Kj l'ark and Fort Hamilton, all for a singlo B-cent WEi-- fare, was the purpose ot the Brooklyn ltapld Wk Transit Company when It instituted Its gen- j eral system of transfers about a year ago, u These transfers aro Issued at so many points of ft- crossing and with suchafroohand that it is not !nly possible for a passenger to ride from Uluior 'ark to Canarsle or to Jamaica for o cents, hut t Is also posslblo for him to ride round and M' round In tho crowded triangular district al- : ready mentioned, and In fact tho management w- say be might rldo for over and over for ono faro a', if he chose. K' "We don't fumlsh meals, or clothes, or at' burial," ono of tho ofilcors said yesterday In & ipeaklng Qf this, "but such a pussenKor Mould WMk Have light and heat and the other elements of Cji' comfort and could travel as long as ho lived WWv. yrilii '"T tbo troublo of transferring from car & to car." Sf There are a good many people who already mm, take odvanUigo of this. map ."i'7.,on' f"111 a Brooklynite. "often takos cS K8 "Irl out for a trolley rido of an evening'. WM Ther get on a car at tho door, pay C cents Vp aploce fare, and rldo for an hour, jwrhnps, trans- .' ferrlng from line to lino until they aro brought right back to whorotlioy started.' WM( It Is not the purpose of the company to make WMsi U"' ?ort of trmcIHng possible, tho inaimKors K,' aay, but, on tho otlior huiid, they do not object Wm? r S partionlnrly. so long as tho pleasure rlcllng Vy. Is done during hours when tho cars are not fh,' otherwise crowded. As a mutter of fact, this Is :- the cose, for thoko who go out for such sport would not go If they could not bo pretty euro of Cm feaU all tiio way. Leaving out of considers- mK y??' towvor, this sort of trafflc, the mllos of K riding which one can get in a perfectly legltl- W.', mato manner 1b remarkable From Fulton f. JTerry or tho bridgo ono faro will carry a pas- mgi aenger to Fort Hamilton or Ulmcr l'ark to tho Ki south, tho latter place nlno mllos away, or to K Canarsle or Bergen Beach to tho east, fully as ft- far In a straight lino, or to Jamaica, thirteen V; mllos away, or to Corona to tho north. It cost WLS a second fare to go to Flushing or Bowery Hay. , Taking the route from Ulmer l'ark via Third avenuo to Fulton street and Flatbush avouno, BK 54 banglng w; th a transfer ticket there to tho Jrf Gates avenue lino, riding to Itldgewood, and Mi transferring again to the Fresh l'ond lino, ono WMki P"1' ri.'!e ? C-orona, and travel altogether six- Wf teen mlloj for 6 cents; or by starting from the mml ?Lme P?lnt and taking transfers to the WMp Nostrand avenue, Myrtlo avenue, and Ja- Kf Waloa. lines, a rldo of twenty.two miles WBg bo hod for the sanio. amount of money, K Wm haaaajjllMtui.y.,jfr .yfajMHta. , -&? rl.tal.xfjkfi,y Thero are forty-four distinct polnU whero tha Brooklyn llapld Transit Company issues trans fcrs, and tho number of aoparato tranalora which can be mndo at thoso places is ID. The greatest placo for transfer la at City Hall square, where tho procession of cars which comos up from tho ferry and bridge breaks up and separates into many parts, like the riba of an opened fan. At tills place changos can bo mndo for forty-six separate lines or routes, counting thoso provided for In sll directions, llldgovtood Is tho noxt most Important transfer iwlnt, Twcnty-flvo separate- transfors can bo mado thoro. . M .. . Uthor places, with tho number of tho trans fers, aro: Fulton trn't and riatliuih avenue 8 Kul ton street and Nottrand avenue 4 Fulton stref t and Tompkins arrnus a Fulton Mreut aud KltiRxton avenue B Fulton street and Alabama avtnun 5 FUthURhand Nostrand avenues 8 Flalbuili and Third avenues V Nottrand aud Flushing avenue o Notrand and Myrtle avrnues a rteitrsml and Vernon avenues t Koitranil avenue and Ualbone ttrest 1 rtontrand and Uates avenues.. Nottrand and rutnun avenues 4 Nottrand avenue and llnlsey ttrest Nottrand aud Atlantlo avenues 3 Tompklnt and Flutklng avenues Tompkins and Myrtle avenues 3 Tompkins and Oates avenues Tompklnt and llaltey street Fluthlne and Clauon avenues 4 FluthlnR and Thrtwp avenues 4 Fluthlng and Duthwlck avenues 4 Fluthlng and Knickerbocker avenues 9 Myrtle avenue audllroadway 4 Itroadway andPrlcgs avenue t lirondway and Lorimer street 8 Ilroadway and Bedtonl avenue 1 Lorimer aud Urand street U Grand ttreei and Oraham aver.ue 8 Grand street and DrlKRs avenue B Grand street and Hertford avenue Court street and atlsntla avenue 9 Court street and Hamilton avenue 3 Hamilton avenue and Illehanla street Atlantic and Columbia avenue 1 Columbia avenuo and Furman street 1 Graham avenuo and Metcrole street U Clareneovllle 3 Nansau and Manhattan avenues 0 Hlxty-nrth street and Third avenue U Day Rldgo and Third avenue t This Is tho list on tho biggest rood of Brook lyn, which operates 250 miles of single track, or nbout 123 mllos of actual roadway. Tho ef fect of their liberal policy Is attested In somo figures just published. Tlioso show that tho in como of tho Bysicm for Juno wns W05.107.80, or more than uy,000 greater than It was in Juno, 1800, nnd tho lncomo for the year ondlng Juno 30 viu bigger thin that ot tho year before bv mora than K00.000. Thoro is considerable controversy between tho oldor railroad mon and tho younger ones as to tho benefits dorlvcd from transfers. Tho oldor mon are obliged to admit that they bring an enormous lncrooso of business, but they question whether this lncrooso pays for itself. Tho number of transfers Issued on tho Brooklyn Heights road nnd on the Nassau system shows somo interesting things. In cold wonthor It forms a smaller pcrcontago of tho wholo busi ness than it does In w arm eatlior. This bcouis to lndicato that a considerable portion of tho transfer passengers are, riding for pleasure alone, for more of thorn stay at homo In bad weather than of tho singlo cosh faro peoulo. Tho transfer pcrcontago ot tho total business in January on each system was nearly tho some, about 23 per cent. As warm weather approached tho percentage rose on each until it was about 21.4 to 2S per cent in May. On the Brooklyn Hclghta road the total number of passengers curried In January was H,042,000, nnd 1,070, 00O transfors were Uauod. In Jlny tho total number of persons carried was 10,US3,0O0, and 2,1177,000 transfers were given ont. According to theso figures tho business of tho road In creased during theso months about 27 per cent., whllo tho cash receipts of thotoid Increased 20 per cont. This would scorn to prove that tho Increased business, due largely to transfers, brought In twcnty-twenty-scentlu of a full fare, or 36 cents In tho cuso of each passenger. According to the reports of tho road, tho cost of operating is 5U per cent, of tho gross lncomo, or, in othor words. It costs about three cents to carry each passenger. It would therefore np pcar that the increase of business brought in at Srn conts for each passenger pays a profit which can go to meeting tho fixed charges of the road, and that each new passenger got upon such terms brings tho stockholders nearer to a divi dend. Tho Nassau Electric Company has been act ing upon this belief ever sinco that company was brought Into its present shape by tho con solidation of tho old Nassau and Atlantlo avo nuo lines. This company operates 130 miles of singlo track road through about OA miles of streets, and its routes Interweave with those of tho Brooklyn ltapld Transit Company from Ilroadway In Williamsburg east aud south, and whllo it has tho great trolley thoroughfares to Conor Islnnd and Shecpshoad Bay, it also reaches Canarslo and Fort Hamilton. On this system transfers are issued at every cross ing, but these aro so regulated that even tho most ingenious passenger cannot creato for himself a belt lino and take round trips for a singlo fare. The manner in which this is dono is by limiting the lssuo of transfers to two for a singlo fare, and tho company chooses the route by which a passenger shall go to his destina tion, but thoy will take him to any point on their entire system for one fare. It costs but a nickel to go from anywhere in Brooklyn to Coney Island or Canursie, and it is possible, even under their restrictions, for a person for a singlo faro to rldo twenty-five miles. Tho longest single ride on this lino, without a transfer, is from the foot of Broadway.WHIlams hurg, to Coney Islnnd fourteen miles. Hy starting from Coney Island one could ride to within a block or two of the Broadway ferry, take a transfer and rido to cither Canarsle or East Now York, making the longer distance mentioned. The manner in which the transfers aro limited on tho Nassau line is this: When a faro has been paid nnd tho passenger nsks for his transfer, he can get a ticket for ono change without any explanation, but if ho needs to make two changes ho must mention his destina tion to the conductor and tho conductor puts a punch mark in the ticket which authorizes tho noxt conductor to isrno n second ticket, Kvcn the extra liberal Brooklyn ltapld Transit Com pany has found Itself obliged to withdraw a lot of its transfer privileges from Us patrons on Uundays and holidays. Patrons came to them In such numbers on thoso days that they were simply overwhelmed. In placo of transfers, the company runs on Uicho days two classes of cars. One kind consists of the regular cars for Bhort distance trntllc and the othor consists of through cars, which havo special routes for thoso days, running through the main lines of travel and then out to tho summer resorts on tho harbor, Jamaica Buy, and Long Island bound. The Nassau lino puts on through cars also on such days, but its transfers are Issued also. Vruvlous to tho taking in of tho Atlantlo avonuo road in this combination, it cost 15 cents to get to Coney Island by trolley. FIvo cents is uio prlco now, and tho effect upon tho number of actual paid faros taken In has been gratifying. Tho Increase In tho cash receipts of the company for Junu over tho same month if Inst year was more than $18,000, nnd Sunday, Juno 24, was the; biggest day in tho history of tho rod. Tho biggest amount ever taken in before In ono day was on July 12. lHIKi, nnd tho last Hun day In Juno eclipsed this and oxceodod It br about 10 per cent. July Sundays nro expected to go awuy beyond this. Holiday traffic Is, howover, very easily affected. On ono Hun dav of this year when tho woathcr was fair and the thermometer stood at 73 tho receipt! of ono of theso Brooklyn roads wero moro than $14,000. On tho saino Sunday of lttilG, with tho thermometer at 72' tho receipts wero about $13,000, and the year bofore when tho day was ruining the total was but about 0,000. Tho Brooklyn ltapld Transit peoplo havo re cently established a passenger ilopurtmcnt whoso head is devoting himself almost exclu sively to increasing tho pleasure trutllc of tho road. It is under his management that trolloy par ties nro oncouragod to hire tho Illuminated cars for evening trips, buffet and parlor cars for day or night trips and that trolloy tea parties, trol loy Buhcre parties, Innd all torts of Social trol ley event:) aro provided for. This feature of tho trolloy business Is growing rapidly and more will bo told of It another tlmo In The Hun. There Is ono othor trolloy road in Brooklyn which Is Important as a pleasure road. Thli Is the Coney Island and Brooklyn road which runs from the bridgo nnd Fulton Ferry to West Brighton, with connections also from tho Hamilton Forry. It skirts I'rospect l'ark on itt way and takes passongcrs all tho way out to W est Brighton for 5 cents on week da j s, but It charges 10 cents on holidays anil Hun days. It cuts llttlo figure, however, In tho great internal business of Brooklyn, nor does tho lie Kalb avenuo lino, as compared with Uio tvo big systems. The Weather. The warm weather still covers the Ohio Valley and the eottern lake reitton. Cooler weather prevails over the Western States and over the Wcttern lakes. The temperaturo remains about normal on the middle and north AtUntlo coastf . In thlt city yesterday tho weather was fair and de llghtfuli hlthett official temperature 83', lowett 07" wind loutherlys average velocity 13 miles per houri average huuiMlly 70 per cent.i barometer, corrected to read to tea lovel, 8 A, M. HO. Ill, 3 I'. It. 110. Ott. The thermometer at the United Htates Weather Bu reau rcglitered tho temperature yesterday as followtt 1807, lHlin.i 1807, 1H00. 9A. M 70 7B- OP.M 88 73 13 M 7B 77' 0 1'. M 70 71. OP.M 81 80'13 Mid 7& 71 rosEcssT roil tuesdit. For ,V ut Knyland antl eattern AVw York, tAoircrf, cooler in Iht interior, $outhtrlv u-indt, Ixooinn0 norfAwetfrrftf. For tbs DUtrlct of Columbia, eattern Pennsylvania, New Jertey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, show ers; cooler; variable winds, becoming northwesterly. The Itev, Ilr. rami llealcns. OniNOK, N. J., July 5. Tho Hev. Dr. Alexan der N. Carson, tho pastor of the Brirk I'rosby tcrlnn Church, announced his resignation yes torduy. The resignation Is to take etloct on Aug. ill, Ho bus boon called to a California pulpit. Two 2.bour Limited trains each way, every day In the year, between New York and Chicago, via Naw York Central and It Michigan Central and Lake Chore connections, lUd, t POISONER A POLISH SPY1 JK. WXXSZKR OT ATJBRt(Oir TJSZLi JL BTORT OT rjSRBJSOVXIOK. Hit Family Klaie Molt r Drialrtac Milk Which Caatalna Araenle Two other Vatatllea trlehea the Rama Bay Their Implants the Same All Oet MIIU frm thsSwme Balr 81nco Sunday morning, when several oases of arsenlo poisoning were reported to tho Pater son police, the peoplo living In tho district north of Broadway havo become alarmed. Thepollco have taken no notion, explaining that nonoof tho oasos resulted fatally. In each Instance tbo poison was placed In re coptaclcs for milk In ths early hours ot the morning. The first caso reported was that in which Dr. Abraham Wessler's family figured. As told In yesterday's Son, four membors of Dr. Wessler's household wore stricken on Sunday morning shortly after drinking somo milk. The Wcsslere occupy tho two first floors of a flat house at 03 Bridge street. It was their custom to put out an empty pitcher under a porch in tho roar of the house for tho milkman, who usually called at 0 o'clock in the morning. On Sunday morning Dr. Wessler's 14-year-old daughter Jonnle brought the pitcher of milk into tho dining room, and the family sat down for breakfast. All but Dr. Wetsler drank somo of tho milk. Ho also took a small quantity, but in a cup of coffee. Shortly after drinking the milk the girl Jennie fell in convulsions. Her limbs became rigid. Tbo symptoms were those of arsenlo poisoning. Dr. Wesslor administered emetics nt onco. A fow minutes later the doctor's sons, llyman, 8 yoars old, and Keuben, 4 year old, fell on tho floor rigid and vomiting. Then Mrs. Wesslor succumbed, and Dr. Wesslor sent one ot his neighbors after Dr. John C. McCoy. noturnlngto theWessler house the neighbor and Dr. McCoy found Dr. Wessler also 111, his symptoms being similar to those of his wife and thrco children. After six hours' work Dr. McCoy sucoeeded In bringing the family around all right. In the mean tlmo tho nows spread through the neigh- Imrhnnd. The girl Jennie, when resuscitated, said that after pouring all of the milk out sho notloed a whlto sodlmcnt ot the bottom of tho pitcher. It looked llko flour, sho said, and in washing ths pltchorshebad to-use a towel to get rid of the white suhstanne. llor reason for not speaking ot tho Incident before, she said, was becauso she believed the sodlmcnt was cream. Dr. Wessler did not suspect the milkman ot putting poison in the milk, for ho said the milk man had no motlvo for doing so. Bcsldos, scores ot other porsons in tho neighborhood wero eup- Slled with milk by the same milkman. lie loroupon reportod tho matter to the police. An hour after the Wessler family had been stricken down a similar caso was reported from a neighboring housoat 45 Bridge street, where Samuel Kppsteln, 4 years old. and Betsy, a girl of 3, drank n quantity of milk shortly before they boenmo HI. Both fell on the floor rigid, anil were seized with vomiting. A physician who was called In administered emotlca and tho children recovered. Then came tho third caso, that of Benjamin Singer's family, living at 78 Clinton street. Two of Singers children wero similarly at tackeil after drinking milk. Mrs. 8inger, who also drank somo of the milk on that morning, wns also nttacked with a tit of vomiting. In each of tho threo cases tho milk had been served by Jacob Levy, wboso farm Is on tho Iflgh Mountain Road, four miles from Paterson. Twenty other persons who were served by Milk man Levy on Sunday morning found the milk all right. To a Scn reporter who visited Paterson yes terday tho police volunteered tho information that thoy belloved the Kppsteln family became ill from eating new potatoes and pickles, and that in tho Singer family the illness was brought about by eating stalo cheese. When asked what tbo police thought of tho caso ot tho Wessler family, the Sergeant said: "Well, they say thats a genuine case ot arsenic poisoning, ont I doubt it." All of tho persons who were supposedly poi soned were able to be atxmt yesterday. Dr. Wessler, n hen seen at his home, said: "I have many enemies In Paterson, and I am of the opinion that they tried to get rid of not only me nnd my family, but also my patlonls. among whom are the Eppstelns and the Singer family. They h,vo tried all sorts of games. First they endeavored to prevent mo from prac tising modlclno hero, claiming that I was not a regular rdnsiclan. Thelnduced the County Medical Society to tako actlon.and tried to provo that I graduated as a trained nurse, when In reality I graduated as a physician In Russia. Finally they hod mo Indicted by tho Grand Jury, but I bent them In court by proving my certifi cate to be genuine. Tho whole case blngod on one word, which meant "physician,' whllo my enemies tried to make out that tho word trans lated to English was 'nurse.' " I learned that I hod beon followed to Amer ica bv a Polish spy In tho employ of the Russian Government. When I was in Russia I was charged with plotting against tho Government and enmo here In time to save myself from going to Siberia. Now thoy bellovo that I am interest ed in revolutionary plota batched here with tho object of destroying tho Russian Gov effmnent. Consequently theso Bples are con tinually following me up. I lay this poisoning plot to tho spies or enemies to whom I refer. Thoy evidently Intended to kill off a couple of my patients in the eamo deal, so that in caso tho plot against my life and the lives of my children failed to work they would succeed In Injuring my business as a practising physician. It s strnngo that tho only persons poisoned were my family and thoso of my patients. "In our case the arsenic must have been put Into our mllkpitchorwhen tho pitcher was on tho doorstep. This is easily accosslhle from the streot by a largo arch or driveway. The arsenlo wns probably put Into the pitcher after tho milkman had poured In the milk. No ono was seen about the house whom I could suspect. I only took a little ot the milk in my coffee, and I suppose I would have been completely prostrntod if I had drank some of It at the time my children did. Tho powilor, being heavier than tho milk, sank to tho bottom of the pitcher, so that very little trace of the poison would bo In tho first portion of the milk taken from tho pitcher. As I Took the first portion In my coffee, it did not affect mo like It did tho others who got it after the pitcher had been handed around, the powder lwcomlng stirred up in tho shaking or handling of tho pitcher, and moro of It mixing with tho milk. My bov Reuben, who got the last portion of tho milk, got so much of the arsenic that ho vomited. Had we boiled the milk, aswaB our custom, the arsenic would have dissolved, nnd tho probabilities are that tho wholo family would havo dlod, for I would not havo been In a condition to summon assistance." Dr. McCoy, when scon at bis residence, said that ho found all the membors of Dr. Wessler's family suffering from arsenlo poisoning, and that there was not the slightest doubt that somo one had placed arsenic In tho milk. may orsnoRown ferrtboatb. Only Steamships, Tuts, and Bxeurslan Boat Affected br the federal Uir, Tho summer soason supervision ot excursion boats, which was begun Sunday, was continued yesterday by tho Custom Houso Inspectors, as sisted by Capt. l'etrlo of tho local Board of In epectors of Steam Vessels and nearly the entire forco of his office. This supervision Is for tho purpose of restricting tho number of passongers carried on oach boat to tho limit provided for in lis certificate. As far as can bo learned, pond Ing tho preparation of tho official reports to-day, tbo work ot tho Inspectors was effoctivo in pro venting overcrowding. These reports, howover, aro not required to concern themselves with ferryboats, for tbo Federal law contains nothing prohibiting ths overcrowding of such vessels, regarding which, In the case of the boats on sev eral ferry lines, complaints huve been numerous of late. "All wo have to do with ferryboats," said In spector l'etrlo yesterday, "Is to sen that their bollors, ungincB, hulls, and general appoint ments are In proper condition. Wo havo nothing to do with any overcrowding that there may be. Tho law prescribes tho maximum number of passongers to be carried on ocean steamships, tugs, and excursion boats, but does not cover ferryboats." A Spread for Plre Patrolmen. Tho Board ot Fire Underwriters gave a spread In each of tho fire patrol stations yesterday for thobenentot the patrolmen. Sunday and yes. torduy were tho hardost two days in tho year for tho patrolmen, who bad been on duty continuously during forty-eight hours. Tho spread was kept up all day and all night, nnd was served by a catorer. It consisted of chicken and lobster nalod and cold cuts of all sorts. At night loo cream was sorvod. Tho rcg ulnr fire laddies wero on duty twenty-two hours, but they didn't get tho spread that tho fire patrolmen enjoyed. An hour's recess for meals was their only relaxation from tho long period of duty. Chief Bonnor was on duty at his old sta tion In Mort-er street, ready at an Instant's call In caso ot nood. stueeea Comes Back Partly Disabled. Tho Mallory line steamship Nueces, which sailed on Saturday for Galveston, returned yesterday with the crank pin of the high pressure englno fractured. The accident oc curred near tho mouth ot tho Chesapeake on Sunday morning. Engineer Henlon detached the high-pressure engine and came up under tho lowuressure at the rate of about eight knots an hour. Tho cargo of the Nueces wlllbo transferred to the Coraai, whtch will sail on Wednesday, Tbo Nuc will bo laid off about i week. 02T OAtOBnrtr RUIfAWAXB. rosary aa Fraetle TCavanagn, Bleyela Op a Bi-Hallraadsr, Bicycle Policeman Cavanagh, who dUtin gulshed hlmsolf on Friday and Saturday of last week by two particularly daring feats ot run away catching, la a sllmly built young Irishman. A reporter wont to Cavsnagh's house on Satur day, sir hour after the policeman had been dragged forflvo blocks, pounded unconscious, and rolled In tho gutter by a big delivery wagon bono, no found Cavanagh acting gymnasium tree for an indeterminate number of laughing children. With playful fierceness ho was warn ing them to get off his sore places on pain of being thrown out of tho window. Whereupon tho children laughed tho mora and poundod him to And where tho sore places were. When Cav anagh began telling how ho caught runaways, though, they settlod down in his Lip and becamo vory quiet. Tho reporter saw then that there were only two of them. "Guess I catch them ths same at any other blko copper would," hs said. "It's our business. Only for ths last day or two they havo been coming my way. I have been In luck, that's all. "This stuff about 'bravory' and all that Is fool talk. No, I'm not throwing any bluff, either. I moan It. Just take my caso. and I supposo it's tho same with all the boys. I've spent most of my llfo as a railroad man. First it was freight braking, then bossing a freight gong, passengor braking, and at tho last I was a baggago man. Now, In the railroad business a man gets to know himself pretty darned well. Ho knows what . hecan do and what ho can't do. Ho knows how far ho can jump, how fast he can run, how much he can lift, and how long ho can hang on; that la. how good his grip Is. Thon he gets some ideas about tho valuo of a human life bow lit tle It takos to savo one.somotlmes If ho acta quickly onough. I am not saying, mind, that a man has got to be a railroad man first bofore ha gets to do good work stopping horses and that sort of thing. I mean thataman who has taken lots of risks Knows how to tako more, when they como. "For my own self, I know that my strong point Is my grip. If I am not to get killed until! don t hold on long enough, I'm willing to take the chance. Yesterday, for Instance, that team on First avenuo had mo knocked down and roll ing in the mud. I was mad, because I hatoto get my clothes In such nasty shape. I was pretty blamed sore ovor It. But I waa not afraid. You seo. I knew that it I held on long enough, tho horses would stop. I knew thnt so long as 1 held on nothing could happen tome. Atid there you are. "To-dny when I saw that tho horse I was after dldnt havo n bridle I was mad again. I had a right to bo mad. How was I to be expected to stop a horso that didn't havo anything on his head to catch hold of I So I lumped for his noso. 1 missed, and knew that Id got to get a hold somewhere or get hurt. So I took the collar. If the blamod shafts hadn't punched my sldo so, I would havo stopped him easy. I don't quite understand my giving out and fainting that way. Perhaps It was because I was pumped out coming up Avenue A over the mud and ruts to catch up with the horso. Anyway, I don't understand it, " You see .what I mean by knowing myself, though, don't you t There Isn't anything lever have to do that my muscles cannot do easily. I Just trust them." SACKED VB HIS HOUSEKEEPER. Beary Ofcsrvetfc m Betlred Farmer r Baataa. In Jail nr Harder. Eistow, Pa., July 6. Constable M. R. Bull helmer and Baker Silas Young, both ot Wind Gap, were awakened at 1 o'clock this morning by hearing a woman coll for help. Tho sounds came from a houso adjoining Bullholmor's, oc cupied br Henry Shover, a retired farmer. Mrs. Sarah Dodendorf, who did not live with her hus band, was Shover'a housekeeper, and thoy lived as man and wife. When Bullhclmer and Young reached the house they did not stop to knock, but burst open the door. The cries led them to a small second story room, and there they found tho woman in bed and Shover, scantily dressed, sitting on hor and hacking at her with a hatchet. The men sprang at Shover, and after a tierce fight put ths handcuffs on him. Others came, and Shover was taken from the house and attention given to Mrs. Dodendorf. Sho was found to have a frac tured skull and frightful cuts and gashes In her bead, face, shoulders, and arms, bhe died at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Sho was 50 years old, and besides her husband left two adult children, Mrs. Benjamin Klofer and George Dodendorf. Shover, the murderer, has four grown-up children. Ills brother, Frccmann Shover, committed suicide years ago. Constable Bull helmer. Policeman Fritchle. U. E. Hhep ardson and Elmer Eloy brought Shover to jail hero, and then going to District Attorney Fox showed him the bloody hatchet, Mrs. Dodendorf's night dress and othor evi dences of the crime. Shover declared aftur be was In jail that a black man attacked tho woman and ho went to her assistance. Ho says he was not in tho room when he was arrested. This afternoon he was told that the woman was dead. Ho was greatly affected by the announce ment. He says his financial affairs have troubled him for some time. rOSTAZ VLERK JOUSHTOX'B CASE. Authorities to Daubt as to lbs BaallT T ths Alleaed Nail Ilobber. United States Commissioner Howe of Jersey City is puzzlod over tho caso of Walter John ston ot Washington, N. J., tho postal clerk who Is under arrest for opening and destroying let ters on the Delaware, Lackawanna and West ern Railroad. Johnston has been in tho county jail in Jersey City sinco his examination. Tho manner in which ho took the letters and de stroyed thorn and his actions nt tho examination led Commissioner Howe to bollovo that the prisonor was lnsano. His wifo and mother-in-law said that he had been acting queerly and they belloved that ho mas not In his right mind. At tho request of Commissioner Hone, County Physician Converse observed Johnston very closely every day for a week, but could discover no symptoms of Insanity. Tho Warden nnd keepers at Uio Jail say that ho acts rationally at all limes. Commissioner llimc received a let ter yostcrdav from Dr. O. II. Smith of Washing ton, N. J., Informing him that Johnston is un doubtedly Insane Lawyer Isaac Uolilonhoru, who has been engaged to defend Johnston, says that his client Is not only enne, but Innocent. Mrs. Johnston and her mother havo come to that conclusion also. There has boon somo talk that some of Johnston's relatives aro desirous of havliur him sent to tho asylum so that they can get control of his property, but thore ap pears to bo no foundation for such assertions. In view of the fact that ho is allowed to remain in prison when tho ball is only $1,000. EC 1TAS PATRICK WALSWB BODY. The Bdr Fauna by a Yarbdag Party en Ban. day Ideatlfled. Tho body found floating in tho lower bay, oft Great Kills, Staton Island, Sunday morning by a yachting party was identified yesterday morn ing as the remains of Patrick Walsh of 241 East Ninety-fourth street, Now York. Tho Identifica tion wns made by David Walsh, his brothor. Tho latter says that ho and his brothor accompa nied the County Cork Association on Its excur sion to Sylvan Bench, on Htaten Island Sound, on Sunday, Juno 27. It was on tho same excur sion that Miss Mary Murphy and Bartholomew Olancey lost their lives by falllm: overboard from a barge. David says he was talking to Patrick on the boat Just before the landing was made In Nework, and ho thought ha saw him walk off tho boat to tho pier. From Hint time ho disap peared complolely. David does not bellovo that his brothor wns a victim of foul play, Hn had no enemies and had had no trouble on tho ex cursion that day. POLICE BAY HE WAS DRUXK. The Man nun Over by a Remark Trolley Car Was Probably at I'rddler. The man who was run over on Sunday night by a trolloy car on tho turnpike road be tween Jersey City and Newark, about two mllos cast of Harrison, lias not been Identified. It is belloved that ho was a tramp peddler. In bis pockets wero found a half dozen papers of pins, a number ot packages of court plaster, nnd a dime. A man answering his description tried to trade a paporof pins for a drink on Saturday night In a road houso half a m lo from where the liody was found. Ho was so drunk that tho proprietor rcfusod him tho drink. Tho police and Doputy County Physician Allen, who has charge of tho caso, think ho feu on the tro ley track in n drunken stupor. No inquest will be hold. Tho county authorities will bury tho body, SNORED VXTIL TUB OOP CAME. A Neara Urakn Into m Jersey City Beats ana Tosh Nettling But a Map. When the servant girl in Dr. Wlnges's house, 473 Jersey avenue, Jersey City, went down stairs about 5 A. M. yesterday she found a nogro lying across the low window sill of one of the dining-room windows. His head and shoulders were on the floor, and his fcot wero sticking out of tho window. He was snoring vigorously. When Policeman Kellt awakened him ho said do did not know bow be got there. Ho said ho was Henry I'arker, US years old, of Newark, N.J. He was looked up as a disorderly person , and bis record will be Investigated, Hft jmiS gJWvM,V3'Itt Mffi 'fil WH"jtt rtVf.yti JEROLOMAN PONDERS PAN. aaaaiaa.ii.a.BaaaaBaaaa aZXXPBBB INTO XYXItOZOOY BY XUE ALDERMEN'S PRESIDENT. Bis Lias Is law, Fsreatle and Parliamentary, but He Caa Tackle PrnsalOeal Maturs at a Plneh May Tel Have sight ar Prslens sr Hear Ola Trltsa Blsw HI Wreathed Bora. Tho Hon. John Jeroloman, President ot tho Board ot Aldermen, and now acting Mayor, was appointed a committee of ono lost week by tho Municipal Art Commission, of which by virtus ot his offico he is a member, to inspect Sculptor Barnard's statue ot the groat god Pan, which tho Park Board refused to erect in Central Park. This unsought honor, for unsought It was, was the first official recognition ot a critical ability which few suspocted In Mr. Joroloman. His ability as a lawyor has been publicly recognlzod, Ths minutes ot tho Board of Estimate boar tes timony to this. At a recent meeting Mr. Jerolo man objected to tho bills ot Henry Marquand. Montgomery Schuyler, and Prof, Ware for their services as experts in passing on tho plans for the new Hall of Records. They chargod 9100 each, and It is recordod that Mr. Jeroloman backed his objoctlon by tho statement that in hti opin ion tho bills were too steep. It Is also recorded that Comptroller Fitch, In disagreeing with ths President of ths Board of Aldermen, used these words: " Now, If they (Messrs. Schuyler, Marquand, and Ware) were lawyers ot your standing at the bar. Judge, they would have charged 91,000 or 91,200 each for their services." There can be no doubt about the meaning of ths Comptroller's word. They aro plain and unequivocal. Ths ability ot Mr. Jeroloman as a presiding officer has also been recognized. It is truo that ths Tammany Aldermen havo sought to creato and srjrcod the impression that ho knows no mors about running a meeting than a cow does about Sunday, but tho fact remains a fact that visitors to the sessions of the Board of Alder men, the past winter and spring particularly, have been impressed by the decorum ot tho proceedings and tho parliamentary skill displayed by the President. At no tlms were more than six Aldermen speaking nt once, and Mr. Jeroloman sternly refusod to entertain more than threo motions at tho samo time. Threo, he declared, was the limit, because no man, no matter how intelligent, coiud keep track of any more. His fine resonant voice, rising high above tho din of ths orators and commanding order and peace until the President could find out whero bo was at, comDcllod tbo admiration of tbo listeners. Central Labor Union men. who were frequent visitors to the Aldermen's cham ber, havo been heard to declare that Mr. Jorolo man would have mado a fortuno ns an auc tioneer bad his lines been cast In different places. But his ability to crltlclso and pass upon works of art had lain dormant and unrecognised all through tho years of his public llfo. until It wns fittingly recognized by the Municipal Art Commission, among whoso members are Bruce Price und J. Q. A. Ward, Prosldonts of two of the greatest art societies In New York. Mr. Jerolo man feels the honor keenly. Ho appreciates it thoroughly, hut ho disclaims moro than a mod erate fitness for the task Imposed upon blm. Ho has oven gone so far as to doubt his nbllitv to glvo on opinion off-hand on tho artistic merits of Mr. Barnard's statue, although tho National Sculpture Society has already reported favora bly upon It. Mr. Jeroloman said he wanted time to study and think bofore he went nt the Job. So be bought n book on mythology and rend all it contained about tho god Pan. Tho result of bis reading was not at all satisfactory to Mr. Jerol oman. He said he wns not sure that Pan was a fit subject for a statue on tho Boulevard. "Why," said he, "I understand that this crea ture, Pan, was a voluptuous and sensual being with horns, a snub nose, and goat's foot. More over, ho was always dancing or playing on tho syrinx or some other barbarous instrument. Now, true art is largely made up of realism. Therefore this statue, having, as It probably does, hoofs nnd horns. Is not a fit monument for tho Boulevard. It might frighten the street car horses. " However." continued Mr. Jeroloman, " I won't let my prejudices against the personality ot Pan interfere with my duty to the art world at large, and the Municipal Art Commission In particular. As a member of tbo latter body It Is my mission to deal fairly with all questions that come bofore It. I don't believe In doing I things hastily or without proper consideration. That was why I objected to accepting this statue off-hand for tho Boulevard. I was not satisfied to pass upon It from a mere photo graph, so I coun soiled delay, and the other mem bers of tho commission appointed me a commit tee to oxamlne the cast, I have arranged with Mr. Barnard to visit his studio and Inspect ths plaster cast personally. I shall try to be fair In my judgment, and I hope to bo able to make an intelligent report on the statue to my colleagues of the commission." AXCOUOL IN 3IEDICAL PRACTICE. Prohibition Doctor Condemn IU Cos as Jn neeeaaary and Harmful. About 250 persons attended the prohibition meetings in the Auditorium of Prohibition Park, Staton Island, yestcrdny. From 11 to 1 o'clock a convention of tho American Medi cal Temperance Association wns held. Mem bers ot the association ore pledged to personal total abstinence, but are not rostralnod from the use of alcoholic stimulants in their practice, although its uso Is opposed by a largo majority of tho members. Dr. T. D. Crothers of Hart ford, Conn., who pro-ddod, said physicians bod outgrown tho theory that a habit wns good be causo overy ono had IU Ho said it wns an ex ploded theory that a teaspoonful of alcohol would produro a gallon of energy. Dr. I). A. Elsworth said ho had not usod alco hol in uny form in his practice for fifteen ycaro, nnd had been nblo to obtain better results, par ticularly in cases of typhoid fever. Dr. Shepherd of Brooklyn sold that alchohol Sasscd through tho human system without un ergolng any change. Its action was to para lyze tho nervo centres. One grain of wheat contained mora nutrition than n keg ot beer and a beefsteak moro nutrition than a gill of wine. Tho administration of stimulants to children was particularly disastrous, he said, becauso the tissues of a child were easily de stroyed by It. Dr. A. M. lesser, surgeon at the New York Red Cross Hospital, declared that tit was the duty of physicians nnd preachers to eradicate alchohol from general medical practice. Since the opening of tho Hod Cross Hospital In 181)2, he said, over a thousand cases had Iwcn treated without:the ubo ot alcohol, and tho mortality rato had been only 1 per cent. BOVTUERN PAGiriC IN MEXICO. It Is Again Said It llaa Ilouaht tbs Manterey and Meslean Ouir Itoaa. MoNTXRKr, Mexico, July C The report Is again retired here that the Monterey and MoxlcanQulf Railroad has been sold to Mr. C. P. Huntington for tho Southern Pacific Com pany, and that tho transfer of the road to tho new owners will take placo on Aug. 1. Tho Mexican International road is n part of tbo Southorn Pacltlo system, and the Monterey and Mexican Gulf road connects with that line. By this purchase the Southern Pacific system se cures a deep-water outlot ntTamplconnd an all rail route from San Francisco to Tamplco. as woll as Now Orleans. The Mexican Central Company has been trying to purchase or leaso the Monterey and Mexican Gulf road from the Belgian bondholders, but tho terms could nut bo agreed up.on. Opal nine In Central Hexloo. QunnETAito, Mexico, July ft. A Mexican pro spector, representing an American company, mostly Chicago capitalists, has just discovered an opal mlno near here. The stones aro largo and of handsomer nppoaranco than any yet discovered hero. It will require a largo amount of capital to devolop und operate tho mlno, but tho company Is said to ho willing to mako tho necessary Investment, Heretofore llttlo atten tion has been paid to opal mining In Mexico, owing to tho largo amount of money necessary to carry on the work und tho uncertain demand for opnls. The demand for thostonos bus greatly increased during tho past fow years in America and Europo. A Family Peiith In tbs Bio Grande. San Antonio, Tox July 5. Ocargo lleeley, a ranchman, ot Buchol county, his wlfo nnd two children were on tho Moxlcan side of the Rio Grande when a sudden flood came down tho river. They attemptod to cross In a light skiff and tho liout overturned when In midstream and all five porsons wero drowned. Their bodies have not been recovered. DODGE THE DUTY AND BOY 7 lbs. Good Tea for 81. ONI! 1'ACKAtlK. PAXSOX VICKBUIS' SONS, PROPIUKTOIIS OK ATIOVAI. TEA HASH, 180 AJH 188 WATElt ST., NEW YOIIK. OFFER GOOD SEVEN DAYS. MtS-IWf-JC t:?t,-t im.,.-..!!. Jtn.. .yK --J I hv recently read ef tour esiei where Rlpani Tabntei relieved people from severe tofferla which thty experienced from the necettllyof living In an Impure slmotphere. Flrtt, there wata nan who kept a nxent lodging-boute In the Bowery, New York. He found that a Tabule taken now and then kept him from getting tick In that polluted atmoiphere. Then there wat a nan who worked In a coal mine la Ohio, where the great durance under the hills made it impottible to ret purtair, the air being forced to the men by great fans which would tometlmet ceate their motion on account of break! in the machinery and then the air would become very bad indeed, cautlnr ptlnt Id the head, dlulneti and fainting. 'I hit man found a Rlpani Tabuletakcnat tuch a time would pre serve him from the ptln he had prrvloutly ciperlenced, Another miner, ell known In Scranton, Pa., suffered from the foul atmoiphere hs breathed for ao many yean In the mlnei, reiultlng there from the 5 net and damp. "My itomich tuffcred mott," laid he. Finally he wai Induced to make trial of Jpani Tabulei, and wai to much benefited that he now makei a practice of carrying a few of tho magic Tabules In hit pocket, to a to be able to swallow one at the lint lijrn of approaching trouble. The fourth cate It that of a Philadelphia tailor who had charge of the manufacturing department, and wai obliged to ipend hours at a time In theprettlng, iponrlng and Ironing department In an overheated room where the atmoiphere It very heavy and dtiagreeable. Thlt retulted In giving him frequent hcadachet, from which he sometimes auSered great torture. The mediclnet prctcribed by hit phytldan brought no relief, and he waa. he said, on the verge of deapair when a friend one day advliod him to try Rlpani Tabules. He did to and the retult wai that the tint two Tabulei wrouxht with him an almott maxtc change. ( I etcape all headachea now," he wrltet, " and no matter how hot tho room li, one Tabule doei away with all ludcrini. I always carry some with me for aa emergency andean sincerely recommend them." draa atore-roa rrvx cam. Thlt low.prlead aort la Intoodod for tho poor and t&e oeonomleal. On doom of the dreeent eartona tin tabolaa) caa bt had bj mall by atndiac rortr-olcht cents to the Knraxa nwm. Ooanjrr, Mo. IS Bpruos BtroM, Nsw York or a ataxia carton (ran tucusj will be Mat tor Sr ossu. BTEPB PROMT BIB BOAT AND DIES. Heart DUoaaa Carrlea on Coiawala Sadlor at the If. E. A. B. A. Becatta. Boston, July 5. With tho thermometer at 03 In the shade and a brisk west wind blowing down the river tho eleventh annual regatta ot the New England Amateur Rowing Association waa held over the old Charles River course. The principal Interest centred in the senior eight oared shell race, which waa won by the River sides of Cambridge. Tho Mlllstreams of Chelsea were second. Sadler, the coxswain of tho latter crew, dropped dead as he stepped from the boat from heart disease, brought on by ths excite ment and heat. Tho body lay on the floor of the Union Boat Club house until near the close of tho regatta, and his sudden death cast a gloom over the wholo affair. Several events were omitted for a lack of entries, and It Is altogether unlikely that tho city will appropriate $1,200 another year for tho sport. The first race, the double scull Junior, waa the easiest kind of a victory for tho Union B. C. crew over the Riversides and Bradforda. Time, 10 minutes 22 seconds. The city of Boston profes sional single scull race waa next. Eraatua 1). Rogers. J. J. Casey, Peter Conley, and P. J. Donovan were entered. Rogers took tho lead at the start and held It to the finish, rowing the full two miles in 14 minutes 23 seconds. Casey was second. The war canoe event was a procession, with the Van Be Wah IVa crew leading. Tho nltham crew was outclassed. Crews from the est End and Millstream B. C.'s were the only starters In tho four-oared working-boat junior event. Tho former won in 10 minutes 13 sec onds. In the senior elght-oarod shell race the River side B. C, Millstream B. C, B. A. A., and Hhaw mut B. C. were represented. The course was a mile and a half straightaway. Tho Riversides started ahead at a winning clip, and passed the half-mile mark with a slight lead on the Millstream and B. A. A. crews, whoso boats were nose and nose. The order of finish was Riverside, Mlllstroam, B. A. A.. Shawmut. Tlme.8 minutes 26 seconds. Between the first three boats there was not an Inch of clear water. The Shawmuts finished three lengths behind the B. A. A. crew. This was tho race of the day. The junior single scull was the only other interesting race. It was won by Fred Greer of the Columbia R, A., after & gallant uphill battle. He finished strong In 10 minutes 55t seconds. In the junior elght-oarod Bhell race, ono mile and a half, there were two entries, Lynn A. and R. A. and the Bradford B. C. Tho former won by two lengths. Only two crows started in the four-oared working-boat professional race. The West End rep resentatives won. Blako captured the Interme diate single-scull raco from Hobbs by eight lengths. Time. 7 minutes 11 seconds. The B. A. A. and Bradford crews, the only ones entered in the senior four-oared Bhell race, wero evenly matched. It was anybody's race until within a quarter mile of tho finish, when the B. A. A. men spurted and won by two lengths. Time. 0 minutes 3 seconds. TRAP BUOOTINO. Edrar marpbr and Pbll Daly. Jr., TTIn the Prlan Events at Uolljwood. Lono Branch, July 5. The opening of the Bummor pigeon shooting at Hollywood this afternoon was attended by a large crowd, who witnessed some brilliant shooting under tho most favorable auspices. The birds wero a fast lot. Aided by a stiff southeasterly breeze they mado difficult targets for tho marksmen. There were eight contestants for the Overture prizo, which was won by Edgar Glbbs Murphy. Pat ten, who was the only allowance man, waa tho favorite In tho pools. The raco betweon Winston and Murphy, who were alone In the rnco after the tenth round was reached, waa In teresting. Winston's fourteenth bird dropped out of bounds, while Murphy scored a kill. Both marksmen brought down their final birds. "B. loud and Winston divided second and third moneys. Tho former finished with fourteen kills. Tho Independence Handicap hail seven entries. I)nly, Pnttcn. and Murphy tied with thirteen each. Duly killed every bird, but waa unfortunato in losing two out of bounds. Win ston scored his usual luck, losing his last bird out of bounds. In tho shoot-off Daly won. Sum mary: Klnt Event Three bird.. $5 entrance Winston, 3; Louenlng. ('apt. Money, Patten, and Dalr, 9 each! Uoey, 1; Murphy, 0 Second E ent Sams condition. Daly, Patten, and Wluitou, II each; Capt. Monej, Murphy, and Lou en lnr, V raeh; Iloey, J. Third Event Overture prlie, la blrda, handicap rite, (IS entrance, tlet. mlaa and out. Pbll Dalr. Jr. SI) yards. lll W. K. ratten. 117 yanli, 18i Fred Iloev! 118 yards, 11: J. L. Wlmton, u yarda. lt E. O. Mur phy, 30 yarda. IBiCspt, Money. 30 yardt, 18; A. 8. Sim. tu yarda. 8; "11. Lou ." 28 yardi. H. Fourth Event Independence naudleap, IS blrda. fso entrancei tlei at 8 l.lr.t.i three nioneya I'hll laly, 20 yardt, 13i W. It l'atten, '.'A yardt, 13i T. Hosy, 20 yardt, 0; J. I.. Wlntlon, uo yarda, lSi E. (I. Mur hy. 80 yardt. 13; Cant. Money, 28 yard.. 0, and withdrawn A. Louealnr, 2S)ardt, 4, and withdraws. Bhoot off Daly, :i I'.ttrn, Si Murphy, 1, Fifth Event Mlu and nut, S3 eutrance. Tloey and Winston, 111 each; Capt Money, 10 Knowlton. Hi paly and Uurpljy, 4 each; Mallard aud Uagrton, 3 each. ATevvnrlf and Harlem Crewa In Cooa Form at rniladolpbln Itecatta. Philadelphia, July 5. Tho annual regatta on the Schuylkill this afternoon was probably the most notablo ever held In tho long history ot tho cup and tho pooplo's regattas. Tho races were rowed over the nntlonal course, a mllo and a half In length, from the Falls of Schuylkill toltockland. All were roned straight away except the singles and doublos, which wero roned with it singlo turn. In tho clgbt-oared raco there were threo Philadelphia crows and throo visitors. All were sent away together, nnd for the first hnlf mllo of tho course Ihey were absolutely abreast. Tho Now York Athlollo Club was the first to weaken, and fell behind a half length In the next quarter tulle. The other visitors were strong and steady at the raile.Atalanta being on oven terms with the Pennsylvania Barge Club with tho Institute crew second, a nosu ahead of tho Fnirmounts. Tho Institutes drew up on the leaders rapidly but the remaining distance was too short and tholoralcrow shot ovir the line a winner hy n scant leiigtli.w It h AtalauU a length aud u quar ter behind the Institutes, In the four-oaroil shell raco tho Harlem Row ing Club finished a close seiond to the Ariel Rowing Club of Baltimore In goo 1 tlmo. In tho Intermediate doubles thoNuvtnrk Rowing Club was third, while in the senior doubles Passalo finished In Hie same place, James Patrick of New urk on the Intermedi ate singlo by half n length, whllo B.G.Wilson of the Newark Athletic Club was an easy winner in tho Junior single. BLIND BEOQAR XET CO. PoUeesaan Who Arretted Her Hot Allawed t bow She Waa aa Impostor. Magistrate Flammer discharged In Jefferson Market Court yesterday Minnie Ray, an alleged blind girl, much to the disgust ot Policeman Wustrow, who represented that she was an Im postor. The Dollceman, who It attached to the Mercer street station, accused his prisoner ot causing a crowd to collect In front ot 28 Univer sity place, where, he said, she had been standing without the consent of the owner. The girl is a Degress, 10 years old. Sho said that she had learned to read at the Asylum for the Blind, and that sbo read on the street for people, who then gave her small sums. The policeman put on tha Magistrate's desk a book printed for the blind, and the girl read a selection from the Book ol Proverbs. "She knows that by heart," tho policeman said; " she's a fakir." Tho prisoner's brother-in-law, J. V. Snow, with whom she lives at 263 West Twenty sev enth street, corroborated a statement which ih made that she was waiting for her cousin, who leads her. when she was arrested. He said that he had intended to apply for a license for ths I girl, but had been told that it was unnecessary. The Magistrate discharged the prisoner without allowing the policeman to say anything more In support of his contention that she imposed upon tho public CENTRAL PARK CANDY TENDERS. axirbteoa Arrrotoa Beeanso or Complaints to Haxer Strong aa to Tbelr War. Mayor Strong wrote to the Park Commission ers last week saying he had received several complaints about the quality of the candy sold br boys in Central Park. The candles, the com plaints declared, had evidently been adulterated with some cheap substances that might prove to be deleterious to the children who bought and ate them. The Mayor's letter was turned over to Capt. Collins of the Park police, who sent Detectives McGee and Uarrick on Sunday to arrest all boys found selling candy In the Park. They gathered in eighteen youngsters during the day and yes terday arraigned them in the Yorkvllle Police Court. The boys had been selling lozenges and so-called caramels which appeared to be made out ot flour for the roost part. The candy was sold for ono cent a package. The boys were very tearful when arraigned in court and, on their promise not to sell any more candy in the Park, Magistrate Hedges dis charged them. BVNDAY SHAVERS ARRESTED. German Barbers Procure tbo Paalahmeat of Two Italian Offender. The German barbers of tho east side declare that tho Italian barbers are Injuring the law abiding men of the trade by keeping their shops open on Sunday after the legal hour for closing, which is 1 o'clock In tho afternoon. Last week a delegation of German barbers called on Police Captain Grant ot tho East Sixty-seventh street station and asked that the law be enforced strict ly in his precinct. Detective Crowe was sent out Sunday to see how the law wns being observed. He found George Greco and Gaetano Colletta at 1:30 o'clock shaving two customers at the barber shop at 1333 Avenue A. When they had fin ished they were arrested. They were fined $3 each in the Yorkvllle Police Court yesterday. Two Brooklyn Women Bnrned. Norah Cullcn, 50 years old, a servant in ths family of Mrs. Mary McICtnleyof 333 Clinton street. Brooklyn, while going to bod on Sunday D night, upset a lighted candlo and it set fire to 0 the bed clothing. Tho flames communicated to her night dress, and she wns so badly burned that sho hail to tm taken to the Long Island Col lege Hospital. Mary Watson. 45 years old. an other servant, was also slightly burned whlls trying to put out the flames. New Telegraph Line la Mexico. Crrr or Mexico, July 5. Two heavy ouppoi wires to be used bv the Postal Telegraph Com pany are being strung in this country, one from Laredo. Tex., to this city, and the other from El Paso also to this city. The work will be com pleted In nbout threo months, and the Postal offices will bo established in all parts of tha country.. Live Block Market. New York, Monday, July 0. HecelpU of beeves for two days were S.iilil beau. Including tl 1 cart for ex port, 40 ears for city tlautthterers.and 31 can tor Hit market. Demand active and prices steady, and rouith atufl a trifle Arm. I'oor to choice tteert io'd at 11(115. SO v 100 t.i oxen at 3.10i3.7oi bulli at?.&0it3.)5cowaat ('.'it.S0. City dreued na tive tides, aaA8te. a. To dsj 't cab et from Lon don quoted American tteert at lOffllOc, drrtaed welKhtirefrlinratir beef at 8isu c y . Exports today a 14 cattle ami 2.400 quarteraof beefi to-iuor-rovv, ,30 cattle and 2,310 quarter!. lteeelpts of live ealvet were 2,381 head. Trad a tlve and prices BUe. hlvlier for all grades. All told early at tail.T3 V ion !. rorveala; .30u4 for buttermilk calves, nod (4. nil for red do. City drrated vealt higher, at Sutluijc. 9 a. llecelpts of tnei Ami laniba for two days, Including 4 cart fur shiiiKhtrrrn, Mere 13,734 head, and alto gether there were .17 lj can on tale, hheepwera la fair demand andattafy; lambs In hear supply and 2.1:l.V, lower, rinsing dull with cart tu sell. Poor to prime ihrep told at 82.S0itl.l2ig 100 Bf.l decent to very choice laiuha at (4 7.V4ID.40. Drruad mutton, 51470, e1 tt.idrexed lambs, TMtlOe. ltecelptt of hoKt for twu days were ll,t)An head. The market waa dull and easier at t3.7ostt V 1U0 aa. Court Calendar Tbla Vmj. Appellate Plvlilou Supreme Court lteceaa. Supreme Court K-Ual Term Part I. Uotloa calendar called at 10. Uo A. II. Part II. Ex part matters. hurrosate'a Court Trial Term Ko day calendar. Chambers No day calendar, hor probate Willi of TlioniM K. Schlel, Aunle 51 Cnlilll, tleorite W, Dayton, Jr., Jacob hcholle, Henry Ilohinann, Mary K. Cornell. Eutenr K. lloKi'rt, at 10-30 A. M City Court SiH-clai Term Motlona. IP 1 bright. Hukvum..r Of com se you hive heard of Mas tiff Plug Cut, but have you tried it yourself? it Is miking new friends every day, indeed it disappoints no body. It Is always even better tlua people expect alsjnnatataVaataxToaxaBnxaxox