MELLEH PROMISES NEW
ROUTE JO COMMUTERS
Tolls Westchester People- They
Eventually Will Have Through
BLAMES GRAND CENTRAL
Tolls Conference That Terminal Toll
nnilly Is Cnuso of New Haven's
President Charles S. Mcllcn of the Now
York. Now Hnvon and Hartford faced a
lot of his Westchester coramuterB yeetor
day In tho rooms of the Public Service
Commission of tho Second district and
answered their questions about rates.
The questions were firod at him pretly
fist, hut Mr. Mellon seemed to take it
ill kindly and sought to show that the com
muters and his railroad were really fellow
uifTerers through the conditions that com
pel them to use the Grand Central terminal.
While Mr. Mellon let it bo known that he
till believes sorao commuters are rather
graspinfi individuals for whom the rail
roads do a good deal without return, he
yet believes that tho conditions should be
alleviated, if possible
"There are some commuters who will
always be dissatisfied," explained Mr.
Mellen. "They wont to ride free and have
a chromo thrown in."
To relieve the commuter from the bur
dn of paying the present rates into the
Grand Central, Mr. Mellen pointed out,
the New Haven had undertaken tho con
itruction of the New York, Westchester
and Boston especially for his benefit, and
added that he hopod tho Westchester com
muter would appreciate this to the extent
of using tho trolley lines almost exclu
sively, thus diverting all tho suburban
trafllo from the Grand Central terminal to
the subway terminals in Tho Bronx. It
would be open for the commuters, he said,
In about sixty days and all they needed was
to have patience. Ho also predicted that
In time through trains would be run over
this road and through the subway, with
which it will connect.
Mr. Mellen said that he did not deny the
authority or the commission to change
the present rates to tho Orand Central
about which the commuters all through
tho Sound towns have been protesting
and which were duo, ho said, to the toll
exacted by the Now York Central.
"We are simply pleading not to strip us
entirely bare," explained Mr. Mellen.
"And wo am pleading tho same way,"
remarked Joseph Wood, counsel for none
cf the commuters, while tho holders of
sixty and tifty trip tickets grinned. Sena
tor Wninwrifdit put in that when It came
to the stripping process the commuters
didn't have anything like the opportuni
ties that the railroads had.
"That s the reason 1 keep my hair
short." said President Mellen, while a
laugh went round tho room.
It came out at tho hearing that tho New
York, Westchester and Boston has applied
to the commission for its consent to change
its route beyond New Kochello by adding
two t ranks to run alongside the present
New Haven tracks to Port Chester. In
renponso to the objections made to this,
Mr.Mcllen said he believed it would greatly
promote the interests of the public to join
two roads bovond New llochelle rather
than tear up a lot of communities for a
unetrratwoina De very neartne newtiaven
"I hope you won't think that you are
being buncoed on this, as you usually
do." he remarked.
fome of tho commuters wanted to know
why they should b charged for the ex
lr.so of the Grand Central terminal in
stead of huving it charged against the
entire New Haven system. Mr. Mellen
said that ho thought that those who use
the new terminal should pay for it.
The Now Haven was not compelled,
hoadded.to run trainsthrough to tho Orand
Central station. They could stop at Wood
lawti and passengers bo hauled from there
by tho Harlem road into the terminal,
t.'ounsel for the commuters took Mr.
Mellen up on this and showed that tho
Harlem road charges 25 cents for tho round
trip from Wood lawn in and that there is
only threo mllestietweon Woodlawn und
Mount Vernon for which the round trip
from New York is now 70 cents.
"In other words," said Mr. Wood, "we
would be paying you 45 cents for a round
trip of threo miles." Some of the com
muters chortled at this, but Mr. Mellen
MMr. Mellen admitted the expense of the
Boston terminal was charged to the en
tire system and that the peoplo of West
chester were paying their share.
"We can't give you lictter rates for
th Grand Central," Mr. Mellen finally
said, "but I've used the credit of my road
to give you another system in recognition
of these obligations. You ought to wait
in all fairness until the utility of that
road lias leen demonstrated."
Senator Wainwright, who represented
tho folks up around llye and Port Chester,
didn't think that everybody would want
to coino down to New York over tho new
line, particularly as it meant a long rido
inthoauhWHV. Mr. Mellen said he thought
ttmt with tho now triborough subway
it would mean letter results than by going
to the Grand Central.
"f don't make any promises," he said,
"but 1 lolifivo tho ultimate result will
b-t that through trains will run from
vnur communities through the subways.
fh pulilio is going to have it and we vo
got to adjust ourselves to it. At the
outset you may have to change carB, but
you will break those Iwrriers down as
you have others. I'm sadly disappointed
that you changed the size of the new
subway. I think that is un awful mistake
and you aro going to regret it."
Some of tho commuters spoke up and
iaid that they thoroughly appreciated
what Mr. Mellen was trying to do in this
connection and hoped it would turn out
as he predicted.
"You Hay the new Grand Central Is a
necessity. Do you know that you haven't
Riven us a now train in ten years?" said
Mr. Wood, however, while the commuters
nodded approval of tho question.
"Oh, occasionally thero is a man fair
enough to writo mo thut ho has an excel
lent train service," remarkod Mr. Mellen
blandly. "Tho new terminal is being
enlarged on you and on me. Instead
of fighters we should bo follow sufferers.
I. don't think tho Now York Central wants
pur commuters and my hopo Is that the
Westchester road will divert the burden."
Senator Wainwright, himself a com
muter, touched a popular chord whon
ho haid that tho result so far of tho now
terminal had been that folks wero landed
m a subcollar and had to walk up romps
and for blocks and blocks to get out of It.
"The great need of tho Now York busi
ness man," said Sir. Mellon, "Is rnoro
Jxerciso, There is nothing in tho world
jo oonduolve to that as walking from tho
Jover lovol to tho streets. It's a benefit
to ail our commuters."
At the closo of tho oonferonco It waH
evident that tho commuters, with tho
promise of tho new road's service, de
parted somewhat more hopefully.
Democratic Tariff Dinner. ,
The third tariff reform dinner of the
Rational Democratlo Club will bo hold on
Kirch i at the olubhouso. 017 Fifth avn.
n le TI e speakers will include Oov, Koss
ui .wBBsacjiusettB, united Mtates Heuator
Olllo M. James of Kentucky, Congressman
James M. Cox of Ohio and CongrehHmau
F J. Garrett of Tennessee. Gov. Koss will
speak on "Constructive Tariff Heduetion"
and will tell why he had left tho Hopuhll
can party after belonging to it for more
man forty years.
Government Supervision In Rearranging
Management of Long Island Concern.
At a meeting last Haturdav of the dtree.
tors of tho First National Hank of Jamaica
in yueeim borough, tho resignations of
David I. Van Nostrand, president, and
David D. Mnllorv. cashier, wero accented
and n general reorganization of tho man
agement was effected.
.Starr Hrlnkerhoff, a Jamaica business
man, was eloctod president, and Itlchard
Van Slclen, ormor assistant cashier of
tho bank and a hrothar of Justlcn .lnm
A. Van Slclen, was made cashier. P. H.
Woodward, secretary to President Peters
of tho Iiong Island llailroad, was chosen
It was said Vestordnv bv nn effletnl
of the National Hanking Department
tliat it was understood tlut tho reorgan
ized bank would havo tho support of the
Long Island llailroad Interests. K. M.
Turner, Inventor of the dictograph, and
president of tho General Dictograph
Company of Jamaica, Is second vloe
presldent and a member of tho board of
directors, as ore also Mr. ririnkerhoff, Mr.
Van Slclen and Mr. Woodward. Tho other
members of the board aro Wyckoff Van
Slclen, Warner B. Ashmead, postmaster
at Jamaica; John Eldert. a Jamaica con
tractor; William Li. Cnllistor. a Jamaica
business man; Jeremiah llobblns of Baby
lon. I.udwlg Nlssen, a New York diamond
roerenant who lves m jamnica. nerDort
A. O Brien, a Jamaica real estatoman, and
Irancis B. Mullen, who is the bank's
attorney as well as a member of its board.
The National llnnlfinir IVnnrf inpnt. vena
called in to advise on the reorganization
I'liui, ann mis in connection with the fact
that David L. Von Nostrand is associated
with Joseph Cassldy, former Borough
President or Queens. In tho real estato
business, and thnt Mnllnrv. the former
cashier of tho bank, is also president of
wio .uannaitan neourmes company, gave
rise to tho report that tho Jamaica bank
In tho process of reorganisation had got
rid of loans to Cassldy und the Manhattan
Securities Company. K. K. ltorebank,
who has charge of the Nntlonal Banking
Department in this district. Bald yesterday
that it had not been necessary to get rid
of such loans because, so far as the de-
f'artment knew, they had never existed,
lo said that Cassldy haa done some bus
iness with tho bank, but that It was too
small to be taken into account, and that
no loans whntever had been made to the
Manhattan Secur ties Company.
It was said that the examination made
by tho Banking Department showea that
tho bank was in good condition. The
bank was founded about six vears aco.
It has n capital of $100,000 the deposits
are more than l.VW.ono and the last report
snowed, a surplus and proms ot jsi.oou.
FAILURE OF PERE MARQUETTE.
Xewman Erb Goes Inspecting Michigan
a Barren Nurse ot Railroads.
Newman Erb, who got control of the
Pere Marquette Railroad lost week, l?ft
yesterday on n tour of inspection of that
property which will last for n week. Mr.
Krb said before ho left yesterday that
if any drastic measures should havo to be
Raopted to improvo conditions he would
immediately put them in force.
"Pero Marquette is not tho only line
operating in Michigan to show poor net
earnings the last year," said Sir, Erb.
"All the road with a largo amount of
local traffic are feeling the effect of the
laws of tho State. Taxes aro too high and
rates are too low. In fact tnero Is no
other part of the country where railroads
get such little return for their work. Ybr
every dollar'sworth of revenuefromfreight
carried 7 cents has to be paid to tho State
in taxes. I shall use my influence to remedy
these conditions as fnr as possible and in
educating tho public to sec thnt the com
pany can t make money so long as thero
is any antagonism from tho Legislature
and tho general public."
A representative of J. P. Morgan A Co.
said yesterday that tho semi-unnual in
terest charges of STIO.OOO due March 1
on the $8,000,000 0 per cent, notes issued
last March for refunding and improvement
purposes would bo taken ciro of. That
house will tako up tho MW.OUO equipment
notes of tho Pero Marquette maturng
on March 1 at par and interest for tho ac
count of tho Guaranty Trust Company,
which has arranged to buy them and ho.d
them for six months moro. Y'estorday
neither Mr. Erb nor Morgan A Co, would
say anything about tho Biipopsed sale
of the banking house's $11,000,000 Pere
Marquette common stock to Mr. Erb or
a syndicate dominated by him.
CHANGE IN TIN TRADING.
Metal Exchange Will Adopt a Standard
Form ot Contract.
The Metal Exchango is trying to make
this town more of n centre for trading in
metals. 1 1 was announced yestorday that
as a part of its scheme for so doing the
exchange would institute some changes
relating to trading in tin. Hret it will
adopt a standard form of contract cover
ing all kinds of trading, whether on the
exchango or off it. leading importers
and dealers have already agreed to tnnt
chnngo. A second innovation will be tho
postponement of tho daily call from 12:30
to 1:80 so that IxHidon's closing prices
may ho roceiveo lor mo ru.l advice of
operators and dealers leforn the hour of
our call. J. H. Lang, an authority on tin,
said yesterday that both changes will ex.
tend and broaden trading on our Metal
Exchange. Now rules on tho Iciidou ox
cliango which forbid trading in Straits and
Australian tin huve curtailed London busi
ness to n groat extent so that several now
exchanges havo sprung up in other Euro-
peon cities. .Mont or the nusinoss dono in
London now was said by Mr. Lang to
origin a to here or to le based on transac
tions horn. Motal men suv that tho ex.
change is wise to ijogin its reforms with
tho tin department, necause there is an
open markot for tin hero and considerable
speculation in that metal. It is oxpected
that pig iron, copper, lead und spelter
will bo reformed later.
Turrrll To Pay the Carnegie naif.
The Stato Superintendent of Banks
got permission yesterday from Supreme
Court Justice Hendrlck to compromise
a suit brought by the Carnegie Trust
Company against Herbert Turrcll on
a note for $62,847 at ono-half that amount
on the ground that friends of Mr, Turroll
have aereod to udvanco this sum tn re
lievo' him of his embarrassment "because
they havo confidence in his future."
The Nineteenth Ward Bank has already
obtained judgment against Turrell for
$100,000 on a note and tho judgment has
been returned unsatisfied.
British-American Tobacco Co.
Directors of the British-Amerlcan To
liaeco Company will meet In London
within n few days to consider an Issuo of
$2,500,000 additional common stock. Tho
company's present capitalization Is $10,
&no,ooo 5 por cent, preferred und $10,fmo,ll)3
"ordinary" stock. The pur value of tho
shares is XI sterling. James II, Duke re
cently resigned from tho presidency of the
American Toliacoo Company to become
chairman of tho British-Amerlcan To
bacco Company, Tho company has no
Ten Years for Hernnd Offence Iturglar,
William Wilson, convlotod of burglary
as a second offence, was sentenced to ten
years In Sing King yesterday by Judge
O'Sulllv.in In General Sessions. It is
his third con viol ion Willi others ho en.
tored a hairdresser nt l.'ll.l Broadway on
August 11 and got awuy with $5,(wu worth
Resents His Wife's Allocation
That Ho Is Concealing
VAN SCILM0K PARTNER
Says Ills Wlfo Oamo Near Ruining
11 Im, 1 1 creel r and Their
Allegations that Derby Crandall, board
member of tho bankrupt Stock Exchange
firm of Van Sohalck, has put certain
property in th name of his son, Derby,
Jr., who is a Prlnoeton student, were
made by his wife, Marie A. Crandall, in
an application to Supreme Court Justice
Davis for alimony pending her suit for
a separation, in which the court signed
an order yesterday directing the pay
ment of $100 a month. Another allega
tion by Mrs. Crandall that her husband
is possessed of means, in spite of hla
statement that he has turned over all
his property to his creditors, led to an
affidavit by Mr. Crandall In which ha
characterized his wife's allegations aa "In
the nature of blackmail" and malicious.
Mr. Crandall said that his wife has told
his creditors and representatives of the
bankrupt estato of Van Schaiok A Co.
that he is concealing his assets and that
only his twenty.ftvo years experience In
Wall Street prevented her from succeed
ing in bringing ruin not only upon him
self but upon her and thel son as well.
"It does not seem that a man In the
hands of an assignee, without a penny in
tho world, should be called upon to bor
row money from friends to support a
wife in luxury and supply her with money
to pay En attorney to attack him in this
villainous manner," said Mr. Crandall.
His wlfo has $10,000 worth of jewelry,
most of which ho gave her, he says, and
out of the JO, 053 of personal debts listed
in his schedule $4,741 are for his wife.
When ho married her In 1888 she was a
poor girl without a dollar, he said, and
since he has spent $3 on her to $1 on him
self. Mr. Crandall sold he didn't believe his
wife is in her right mind, because she
had insulted him in publio places, had
thrown glassware and china at him and
tried to Btab him with a pair of scissors.
Mrs. Crandall denied that she is not in
her right mind or that she was a poor
girl when she was married. She said
her father was Thomas Gannon, a copper
merchant, of Jersey City, who was able to
support her und her husband for some
years ufter their marriage.
BUTTONED UP THE WORLD.
Inventor Covell Went Around It With a
Cure tor Profanity.
George B. Covell, his wife and two
children returned yesterday by the
French liner P.ochambeau from a leis
urely trip around the world, which Mr.
Covell said he had paid for with a col
lar button. He Is the Inventor of the
button, which i3 guaranteed not to roll
under the bureau. The button Is fash
ioned so that It can't Toll at all.
When Mr. Covell started westwnrd
from this city to Introduce the button
to tho civilized 'and uncivilized of the
earth ho hnd n ton ot more of the but
tons made. 1 1 explained In al! the
cities on the route the absolute re
liability of tho button. He got to Seat
tle without a button, and ordered a few
tons more. He disposed of these as he
continued his trip. After leaving Seat
tle ho went to Hawaii.
At Seattle a llttlo girl. Beatrice, was
born to tho wife, and Covell and she
went on the button bought Journey.
Mr. Covell disposed of buttons In Ha
waii and other Islands of the Pacific,
and turned over a ton of them to Aus
tralia. He also persuaded Japan and
China to take n few.
HYDE GRAND JURY DISCHARGED.
Moore Complaint Dismissed Appeal
Delays Hyde Trial
Tho Supreme Court Grand Jury whloh
began tho inquiry into the affairs of
the Carnegie Trust Company In March,
1011, and which returned indlotmenta
a gainst Joseph B. Relchmann, William
J. Cummins and City Chamberlain Charles
H, Hyde was discharged yesterday by
Justice Davis in the Criminal Branoh of
tho Supreme Court. The Grand Jury dls
missed the complaint brought before
them against Charles A. Moore, Jr.. In
connection with tho Carnegie Trust matter.
District Attorney Whitman informed
Justico Davis that as lie had been served
by Mr. Hyde with a notice of appeal from
the decision of tho Appellate Division
ordering his trial in this county, he thought
it would bo unwise to proceed with
Hydo's case until n decision on the appeal
had been rendered. Justice Davis then
adjourned his continued January term
until March 5.
TROUBLE ALL HE COLLECTED.
Storekeeper Called With a BUI, Was
Knocked Down and Robbed,
Frank ' Gruno, a storekeeper of 116
East 120th street, went to a tenement
at 2487 Second avenue yesterday to
collect a bill, and in the hall met a
negro who naked Gruno what hs
wanted. When Gruno told him the
negro smashed him In the face, and
as he lay unconscious took $170 from
the storekeeper's pocket, according- to
tho story the latter told the police of
tho Hast 104th street station.
Detectives later arrested "William
Minor, of in West 133d street, who was
Identified by Gruno aa the man who
Australian Boys Band at nigh Behoof.
The Australian Boys Band, now malt
ing a tour ot the world, gave an enter
tainment In the auditorium of De Witt
Clinton High School last night. The
special guests wore Herman A, Meta,
through whom the band was Becured:
President Ecorton h. Wlnthrop, Jr., of
the Honrd of Education; Dr. Iiouis Haunt,
rhiUrman of the committee on special
schools, and District Superintendent Ed
ward W, Stitt. An address ot welcome
was delivered by Jainos Franots Dwyer,
Australian writer. President Ftnley has
Invited the band to give a concert to-day
nt the College of the City of New York.
b Glass before Breakfast
tones up the stomach, clears
the head and does you good.
(all from Missouri)
In almost every paper you pick up, some
big man is talking about our judges.
Here is a story:
Rube Oglesby, a young brakeman,. was smashed
up in a railroad wteck on the Missouri Pacific, and ,
was crippled for life. The cause of the wreck
was a box car with worm-eaten sills.
Rube Oglesby sued the Missouri Pacific. He got
a judgment for $15,000. Np money paid
judgment appealed the case carried up to the
Supreme Court; judgment affirmed by six judges
out of seven.
Later a rehearing was granted the railroad; the
Supreme Court again affirmed judgment. A wait;
case reopened, and the third time the Supreme
Court of Missouri affirmed the judgment of $ 1 5,000
to Rube Oglesby.
Once more the case was reopened, tried in a differ
ent county; again Oglesby got judgment; again
up to the Supreme Court went the case, and on
June 1 5, 1 903, nearly eleven years after the acci
dent, the Supreme Court of Missouri, the personnel
of which had been gradually shifted, turned a back
somersault, decided against Oglesby, and refused
him another trial.
A newspaper man at Oglesby's home was fined
$500 by the Supreme Court for printing what he
thought of it. The editor s fellow-townsmen wired .
the amount of the fine to the capital during the
noon recess of court; welcomed him home with a
brass band, and elected Rube Oglesby Railway
Commissioner. His associates made him chairman
of the Railway Commission.
The Supreme Court of the United States had held
that it was the duty of a railway company to its
employees to use reasonable care to see that cars
were in good condition. The Missouri Pacific
did not want this doctrine upheld by the
state court, and for this reason it fought
Oglesby , for eleven years in the courts.
Do you like this brand of justice? Wouldn't it
look from the outside as though justice hadbeen
sidetracked to let the Missouri Pacific s special go by?
But it might be only an isolated case taken from
a far-away state.
If you think that's true, or if you find "anything
about this story that gets your goaf, just read BIG
BUSINESS AND THE BENCH, by.C. P.
Connolly, and see how he has traced this sort of
influence from state to state and from court to court. g
You will find his story in the March number off
and it behooves you to read it, because IT IS TRUE.
.THE RIDGWAY COMPANY, PUBUSHERS,;Nfew&;Ywlf;ail
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