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THE RUN, THl'lt.SbAY, MARCH 20, 1913.
4-f 5 FINAL ACT IN SUBWAYS DEAL Contracts Signed by the. City and Two Transit Companies. .SWti.tMlO.000 IS INVOLVED (.'oiitincts Arc Delivered the Intcrborongh and B. It. T. to vnitk TO HK IM'SIIKI) I'li.i iiitian McCall Invites Will nt unci McAneny to SIfrit the Pnjiers. The subway contracts, perhaps the largest ever entered into by a niunlcl jullt). were sinned yesterday by the rff leers of the J'ubtlc Service Com mission and the two rapid transit ir.mpantcs, the Interborough nnd the 31, It. T These contract, to which Hie city and the companies are now bound, provide for carrying out the dual system involving an outlay of UIS.Ol'O.OOO. It took a little over half it it hour lo put the finishing touch on a work which has been presslns toward cum .. tton for three yearn. l-3dwurd 1-3. McCall. clialrman of the Public Service I'ommlsMon. In commenting on the i!a work. !ald that It tneant more to New York than perhaps any other undertaking to which the city has ever Mt itself. William H. Willcox. who was chtlr tnn of the commission throughout the Period of negotiation with the two com . jianles, was tin hand lo see the plan put Into effect. Horough Piesldent tleorgc McAneny and his associates on the Hoard of Estimate and Apportion ment transit committee were present a)o .fudge McCall Invited .Mr. Wlllcox nnii Mr McAneny to attest their signa tures, thus putting their names to eon racts which they hau had a controlling Jaind in framing. The mention of their mines brought applause. Tp to the moment when the contracts were Mgncd there iai doubt as to the outcome. The hour set for signing was 30 o'clock yesteiday morning. It was almost noon before the memlTs 'he Public Service Commission took their places in the large hearing loom lu !S4 Nassau street. Tame With Objection. When the officers of the Inter l.oiough got there they were prepared to Insist that certain clauses in the order which the commission was to adopt formally approving the infr borough's $300,000,000 mortgage be i hanged. The lawyers of the compmy ulked the matter back and forth with 'lie lawyers of the commission. Then Kdward K. McCall told the lawyers tor lie Interborough that the matter would nve to b settled forthwith. They .Killed and the last obstacle was over conic. Immediately after the commissioners i' k their seats Travis H. Whitney. n rotary of the commission, read the re solutions passed by the Hoard of Esti mate last Tuesday in adopting the con iraoe Judge Mct'all then announced tt-a the contract with ihe New York Municipal Hallway Corporation, a H. H. T. ".ubsidiary, had been signed. I ask " he said, "that the former I batman of the commission. Mr. Will i.im I; Willcox. do the present chairman tt.e h mor of attesting hW signature." I 'hank you. Mr. Chairman." said Mr illco. "It is what I consider i"o nf the greatest honors of my life." When Mr. Willcox had written his iutn Mr McCall asked that the Prosl flen' of the Horough of Mnnhattan do ' 'n a similar service. Mr. McAneny ngned his name and then Col. Timothy S Williams, president of thn Brooklyn Haptd Tranblt Company, and Hurry A. llullnck its secretary, put their names t. 'he document. TYf whole set of H. R. T. contracts arl certificated was gone through in rtupl" to a set for the company and a K' f .r tlm city, until a stack of red inor ii . . volumes, was piled up on the l-k it front of the writers. . The' the same procedure was gone ttr nil with in the case of the Inter i" r ,Kh Mr. Willcox nnd Mr. McAn i" 4 tested Judge McCall's signature, ami Thrndoie I'. Shouts, president of the ! 'frtii. rough, and If. M. Fisher, Its ret,irv bound the company to carry n ' "" terms of the contracts and ccr t.lli There were ulso supplementary ' ai;rnieni . between the Interliorough , ' 'l '. II It. T. to cover parts of the rw -irm where the companies will ' h't hi trackage rights. lrlTer.v signs 'or Gould, Th rertlrlcate for third tracking the ffi.iii.l hues in Manhattan and The HriT . upon which the Gould blockade ntreri w,is signed ty D. W. McWIll .anr -eiretary of the company. l'3d warl r .leffery, vlco-presldent of tho Mar'i.utaii. did the signing for George I ."iili who Is fishing In the Carlb '', Mi Jeffery did his work before lii i 'iinnnsslon met. Whfi Mr, Shouts had gone through k. '.ii li of morocro volumes Judge M. i.i.i c.,t mi and said thut the time hmi come to deliver the contracts -i n i 1 1 into the hands of the officers "f t' (iinipanles. '' WllliamH," he said, addressing ih president of the H. It. T., "on behalf of the city of New York, acting 'or t hi Public Service Commission, It ii mi great pleasure to hand you these "n'rniis signed, executed and now to be delivered, to take with you, with 'numibtedly the best wishes of all tho 'itizri-i of this city for a speedy enn- 'iit.it itm of this contract. I have ' 'l .tiht you will lend nil your energies "Ward that conclusion." Thank you," said Col. Williams, and nen In an undertone to Judge McCall lie added, "I'm looking: for an able bodied man to carry these things away fr me." Mi. Khonts remarked that he had betn Halting a long time for the chance I" receive the contracts and ho thought that after' so many years "somebody ""tilt to say a little prayer." Mr. McCall, turning to Mr. Shonts, wild "It Is my pleasure to hrfnd to you tn behalf of the city of New York nnd the Public .Service Commission these contracts with the Interborough Kapld Traiihlt Company. I gueis this Is the only gift we have glen you In hook foi in." "I want lo thank you, Mr. Chair man," said Mr. Shouts. . "I ntn going to be right on your neck," said Judge McCnll with a smile, "until these contracts are finished." "I could not Imagine n pleasanter work," said Mr. Shonts. lloroiiKh Officials Thnnkeil. Commissioner Kustls then moved that Horough President McAneny and IiIm associates on the Hoard of Kstlmalo and Apportionment transit committee, Horough President Miller of Tho Hronx and Horough President Crom well of Kichmond, be thanked for thrlr help, and especially for the prompt action of tho Hoard of Kstlmato and Apportionment In approving the con tract". "There can hardly be nny objection to that resolution," said Mr. McCall. "I will ask the commission to take a standing vote upon It." All the memliers of the commission stood up, Including Commissioner Mall ble. who has been thu enemy of the contracts since they first begun to tnku shape. With the Commissioners and the three members of the Hoard of Kstlmate former Commissioners McCnrroll and Hassett were present to see the con tracts signed. Horough President McAneny's figures show that the new Interborough sys tem will cost lfl5,r.9fi.637. The city will supply for construction purposes $63,335,637 and the company $66, 260, 000. The Interborough will also spend $21,000,000 for equipment and about 525.000.000 In third tracking and ex tending the elevated lines In Manhattan nnd The Uronx. The Brooklyn Hnpld Tianslt system will cost $ltil.lIi6.'JVl. of which the city will supply $72,00f..9?l plus $2SM?G,000 already Invested In the Fourth avenue subway and the Centre street loop. The company will spend $13,95.uo0 for the construction of lines, the title of which will vest in the city, and $21,000,000 for Improving tin- existing system. It equipment will cost J2ti.0D0.U0o. Alljngnlnst loss. He denied tn-tlny that told, the new subway system will cost ( $32 26,792.ii2S, of which the city will supply $163,S37.62S. The title In the new subway lines vests In the city from the beginning. In Hrooklyn the elevated lines will be come the ptopeity of the It. It. T.. but In Manhattan they will revert to the city i after eighty-live yeais. The subways can be taken over by the city for opera-' tlon by itself or by an Independent oper- I ntor at the end of ten years upon pay- I ment to the companies of sums repre- . sentlng their lnestme?it. The precbe amounts diminish as time advances toward the forty-nine year limit, when the lines letiiru auto matically to the city tree and clear. The amounts are specified In the ioii tracts. The city has complete contiol over the construction and operation of the lines from the beginning. Units Hi lip I'm hi. I'nder the terms f the Interborough contract the first Item to be paid out of earnings is the rent of the prsent subway. The earnings of the old and new lines are to be pooled to supply the payments. After the deduction of the rental the taxes and other govern ment charges are to be deducted. Then comes the operating '.penses exclusle of maintenance; fourth, 12 per cent, of the levenue fi.r maintenance: fifth, a deduction for depreciation, sixth, $6.- 335.000. representing the earnings of the I present Mibwav in th ears lPlu-lPll, j seventh 0 per cent, on the investment.' o pru Ide Intel est and sinking fund Then comes an allowance r v ,r, per tent, on the city's Invrstment. and finally an eitial division of profits be tween the city and the compan . after all charges hae been paid In the main, the li. I! T, contract provides for the same deductions from earnings. SUMMONS SERVED ON MAYOR. MfiRlatrnle Krnniclian In Take t'p Olruril Pnlllirr Libel. Maor Oaynor has beep served with a summons directing him to appear before Magistrate Kernoehan In the Ke Mar ket court to-dn In an Investigation into the matter of Italph Pulitzer's charge of criminal llll "In defaming the memory" of his father, Joeph Pulitzer. In a speech delivered before ' the South Hrooklj n Hoard of Tiade on February 4 Howard Taylor, counsel for Mr Pulit zer, said lie didn't know whether the Mayor will b In court or will be repre sented by counsel. .Stephen C. IialHwin or Hrooklyn. .Mayor Gaynor's counsel, said tlmt It wasn't nec essary for the Mayor to appear in per son. Mr Baldwin explained that under the Inferior courts act Police Magistrates aio permitted to issue a summons foi h person whom a complainant wishes foi- mall to charge with a crime. Witnesses are heard and the flerenilant may apear, he said, the purpose of the Investigation being to determine If probable caut-u ex Ists for the Issuing of a warrant. Ilnllroad'a Deiiefltn Over 00,000. Heneftts aggregating Ififi.SfiO.tt were paid to members and their benellclarlos by tho Employees .Mutual Itellef Associa tion of the Ioiig Island Jtallroad Com pany, according to the twenty-. seventh annual report of that organization, made public yesterday Of this amount $43. SfiO.4 4 went to members incapaiiateil for work, and the rest, $2.1, S00, was distrib uted among tho families or heirs of mem hers who died hi the year. fill, OOO DnreiKRes for nn reel. A Jury In the I-Vderal eouit In Hrook lyn yesterday awnrdesl t.luse-ppe Curr.1 of Long Islnrid city $10,000 dnmages against the Alpha-Portland Cement Com pany of New Jersey ror .njudles to his right arm, sustained on October 27. 1911, while In their employ at Martin's Creek, Pa. Curzl Is 19 years old to-day Every distinctive point in GMC Electric design con tributes its share toward de pendability and low running expense qualities that characterize the GMC Elec tric to a greater degree than any other truck of similar type. GnoHrMoTOca TtwWH'Ox' PONTIAC. MICHIGAN mftOmpaolUf. M&fiSS LEADERS OPPOSE DEPOSIT GUARANTEE Coiifri-ess Not Expected to Dis cuss Question nt Spe einl Session. WILSON XOT COMMITTED Senator Owen Snys Committee on TInnkin Huh Not Tnken Pp Subject. WASiii.Niiro.v. March 1!'. Although there Is sentiment among members of the Committee on Hanking and Cur rency favorable to a law providing some form of Gevernment guarantee of lunk deposits the House leatlers are opposed to the plan. It may be said on authority that the Wilson administration Is not committed to the Idea nnd no one connected with the Administration has expressed any views on the subject In a formal man ner. There Is only a possibility that link ing and currency legislation will lie enacted at the special session of Con gress. Members generally do not believe the subject will be considered until tho regular session In December, nnd are therefore giving little consideration to the bank guarantee plan at this time. The leaders find, however, that there Is some sentiment In Congress fnvornble to the Government enacting a bill that will guarantee depositors in kinks against loss. This was disclosed at the hearings before the Glass currency com mittee during the closing days of the last session. Senator Owen of Oklahoma, chairman of the new Hanking and Currency Com mittee Just created by the Senate, be lieves the Government should have a law that would guarantee deposits there was any concerted plan among th.- Democratic leaders to pass leglsla- tlim nf tlu. 1:1ml Sten.Hor ( Iwen sitld The purpose of those members of the uhw administration with whom I have talked has been to study carefully the needs of the banklnu system and pro- ci ed cautiously to make such changes as are bvlonsly neccss.irj to promote tb" stability and wltaie of our financial system. "Th Committees on Hanking and Cur- rent y has not discussed the guaratite question and what the opinion of the committee of the Henate or the commit tee of ihe House will be 1 am nit In formed. I (iae been m.lf in just years in advocate of a guaranty fund con- trlbuted by the banks for the purpose ot protecting the depositors and In- cideiitally for the purpose of protecting the banks theni'-eives against uie irar of their depositors and as a means of avoiding financial ianlc When the de. posit or Is safeguarded In this way he will not be afraid and commercial, as well as financial, stability would be In sured. "Anv system of mutual Insurance In m Judgment mlght be well made avail able not only to national banks but to State banks or other compuile.s which are under proper go ernmeutal serutln and adequate supei vision" COMMITTEE OF 20 ,,.. iC.mlsky were Identified by John Popper IS FUSION NUCLEUSIrn; Will Ailtl to the Niiinher to I'ot'in a lYrniiiiii'iit Anti Taiiiiniiiiv P;irt. Two hundred fusionlsts met last night . it the lifth Aenue Huildliig in answer! to the call sent out by a committee of thirty last week At the end of a two hours dlse ussum it was clear that the sentiment of tho meeting was in favor not only of fusion but of the formation of a permanent municipal perty the bond of which is loniiiwu antipathy to Tammany Hall The elelecates to the meeting weic drawn from all parties. It. Is the object of the fusionlsts to pet feet an organi ztalon which shall not have the slightest allllltalon with any existing pirt) In or der to secure the Indorsement of the Progressives. Dr. Henry Moskowltz. a Progies.-Ue, was selected as chairman of t.ie nieytlng. Norman llapgood. a Democrat, moved that a committee of not Irss than lift v rlW more than seventy be sclectesl to form tho Cli liens Municipal pari). The committee should luiM such power us was necessary to effort a programme for action. Discussion lasted for two hours. Then It was decide el that the 1. .i I , . ulin.il. I ii'i.nn i ...in. nit I e .... .if live. win. should report lo the meeting';"01" "P"' turnout "Alabama the mimes eif twenty num. the nucleus nf a new committee. Dr. Moskowltz appointed as members nfithe first committee Raymond V. In- gersoll. a Democrat: Hamilton Holt, a Republican: Dr. Antonio Stella, a Pro gressive., Prof. Franklin II. tildillngs eif Columbia 1iilvcrslty, a Democrat, and (Jeorge W. Alger, a Progressive Thls committee returned with the names of the following men, uppor - Honed among the live, boroughs. I'rederlc It. Coudert. Henry L. Stiin - son, Frederic C. Howe. Charles C. Itur - lingham, Francis 13. Pollock. William A. Marble, Timothy Healy, Norman Hap- geiod, Joseph 13. Price. John II. Ham mond and Henry Moskowltz, all from Manhattan, William O. Low, Audley Clarke, Rdwaril M. Hassett, Darwin It. James, Jr., all of Hrooklyn; F. H. Wurz bach and Albert 1-3. i Davis of Tho Hronx. Frnnk L. Fergusoi. and William II Williams of Queens, and Nathun A. Smyth of Richmond. The committee will chose other mem bers of the major committee which will carry out the fusion programme. SUSPECT A MURDER; NO CLUES. Ilnely nf Woman Who May llnvr Se're-nmed fur Help Is llurleel. Tmiiivtown, Match 19 - -The body of the woman which was found In the mnish land at tho foot of Continental Htte'el bint night was bulled In the pottoi's field to night by order of Corner lies. There were no marks of Identification on the body or on the clothrs. Dr. Owen I goo nindii n rnreful examina tion, but he could find no traces of foul play. Ho admitted, however, that she might have been strangled, and this cou pled with Policeman Tracey's statement that he heard n woman's cry for help six weeks ago In the marsh land lends the police to believe thut she wns murdered, The body, however, was in such a state that hopo of e.vcr clearing the mystery has been abandoned. AN ECONOMICAL TRUSTEE 1I7 handle Ure timber of trust estates and many questions are easy to as that would be expensive legal problems to an Individual trustee. We make a strong point of two things-economy In ad ministration and the highest safe return for Invested funds. Our trust officers are glad to discuss with you our acting as your executor and trustee. TiTlE guarantee AND TRUST C9 capital . . S 5,000.000 Surplui(tll earned) 11,000,000 170 DroAoWty. new Ton 17SKcnKnSt., lBaMoaUflaeSt-B'kln. 390 rattos St.. Jtmstcs. NINE OF AUTO BAND UNDER HEAVY BAIL New Clifli'Res of Robbery Mntlc Ajrainst Some of the Prisoners. Xme of the young- men arrested on Monday and Tuesday as a band of holdup robbers who used a stolen auto mobile In their tlylng trips about the city were held yesterday for the Grand Jury- Their total ball is $5S,000. Three prisoners were released. Joseph Taylor, the pallid leader of tho gang, nnd Charles 1". l.oeber, who also has confessed, were held In $5,000 ball, charged with stealing the touring car which was used by the robbers. Taylor. Loeber, John luinn and Philip I'orsyth were charged with assaulting and rob- "Ing uert Newman at lo-un sueet ana Kighth avenue A third charge against Taylor w-as that he curried a pistol. lalAiird W. I'ord, Frank Vlvar and Max floldsteln were held In 52,000 ball apiece on a charge of receiving stolen goods. Ford and Vlvar managed the garage at 932 Jackson avenue, where the stolen motor car is alleged io have been kept. The three men who were discharged are William Ilanlon, Kdward Stewart and (Jeorge Thole. Another prisoner. John C. Horlh, was accused yesterday of having stolen from CJuffantl'.s restaurant. 2il .seventh nve nue on February o a sealskin coat lie- longing to Mrs. John Untight of 74 Montgomery street, Jersey City. Tho , police say that Horth gave the coat to his wife and It wjs found in his flat at 2101 Hroadwny. Forsyth, who was rii last man ar retted, admitted yesterday that he was In the attack nn Hert Newman, but de nied knowledge of the other robberies. Taylor Is a morphine user. Helng asked yesterday where he kept the drug, he pulled up one of his trousers legs and disclosed. vial slmppcd to tho back of his knee. Taylor said that Jo seph Hellly, alias Comlsky. still an other of the alleged robbers now In jail, was o skilful at disguising himself that he had frequently fooled detectives who were looking for him. In Jefferson Market court Horth and iR.non ball for roblry and In $1,000 for assault. t'omtsKy was nriu in jauou ball for robber). H. N. SLATER IN AUTO CRASH. Ilenrfli'lnre I neler .f UO.OOO.OOO Trust Ksrnpes Wlthiinl lojeere. ItnsToN. March If HoraPo N Sinter, .me of the two sons of Mrs Mane! Hunt Slater, who nre benellclarlos under the K'Ooonnno will trust established b their father, had three wheels torn from his r inabout on the Houlcwird to-night wboi an automobile' crashed In.o t O' rig. Sinter wns I'lijoylng n moonlight drive w-.th Richird S. Kmnict of St. James. I.. I Hoth young men. who are freshmen at Harvard, were unhurt. Mrs. W. J. cummligs of this clt, who was In the louring ear that crashed into the runaPitit. had two rllu broken anil a shoulder hlade fractured and sn was removed to the I.vnn Hospital. He husband, w'io wns driving the e-ar. ea-i-apcd without injuries LEGISLATORS TO FLEE STATE. Te'lines'ec riislonlsts Will I'reMrnt I'naanue of .NeeT Hills. Ne,3Hii.i.K, Tcnn . March 1!' A move- hegira" eif 1911 come to light to-day when Ihlrty-flve fusion members of ihe Tennessee Legislature signed nn agreement to flee the Stnte anil remain awav for weeks. Hills erenting new State ofllces, thus giving (lov Hooper, n futlonls!. addi tional powers, are to be ri'pealed. Fu sion election laws are to be mad' Dem- I "cratlc. Nashville, Me mphis and Chat- 1 tanoogn are to be nlloweel to retail llciiors. 1 These measures arc distasteful to 1 '!ov. Hooper and fusion members ' Hence the plans to flee. Democrats be- lleve that (jov. Hooper Is at th head of the movement. BUILDING CODE NEARLY READY. Uilci'iiien Will llnlil llenrliiKS on : New I, nits In April, The Aldermen have a new hulldliu; code nearly ieael for pinille scrutiny. Atirnm W. Ilerhst. eiialrtiuu of the Aldermen's iMininlltee on buildings, has taken quar ters at Til Chambers street, where heal ings will bo held In Atoll. A number of architects, builders and en gineers have been askeil by the commit tee to help In preparing Its report. Ill the list ni members of the New York Chnp ter of tile American Institute of Archi tects, tho Aiiii ilcaii Institute of Consulting Kiighieeis, the National Hoalil of Flro Cndervvrlters ami the Superintendents of Hulldiiigs of the nve boroughs. Wan I lo niasnlve Williamsburg" Trust. Justice Keiby In Hrooklyn slsncd an order yesteiday to show causn why the Williamsburg Trust Company should not be dissolved, A lawyer, representing a majority of the directors, dcclureul that tho total liabilities amount to $7"n,U'S.iiO. of which $400,00(1 Is represented by n claim of the Metropolitan Trust Com pany. The assots are vnlued at $l,:5t,3:u' and there Is enough rash on hand, accord ing to the affidavit, lo psj nil claims. TELLS OF STRIPPING VANDERBILT YACHT Yonnjr Frenchman Snys Stole All Its Brnss Trimmings. 11c ALSO HOBBET) 100 HOUSES Brooklyn Police Believe Con fessed Burfflnr Got. $:J0,000 in Loot There. A swarthy young man of slight build, with heavy black eyos glancing ner vously about, stood up beforo Magistrate Naumor In the Coney Island pollco court yesterday afternoon nnd glibly recited how he had robbed more than 100 houses and hotel" in Hath naeh, Bensonhnrst, Coney Island and Klat- liush since January 1. an nveragn of more than one a night. Tho pollco believe his tale nnd nay that his pilfer ings amount to at least $30,000. They t hop to recover a large part of Hub. Ho was held for the Grand Jury. The confessed burglar, a Frenchman, Is 23 years old and Hives his name as Hodee Ouerlln of fiu Hose street, Manhattan. He was arrested on March 10 and has since been Indicted on eleven counts by the Kings county Grand Jury. Among his exploits he recounted a visit in February to Alfred G. Vunder hilt's yacht, which was laid up for re pairs in the Marine Ilasin nt Ulmnr Park and which he stripped of brass and other valuable fittings. Guertln wns arrested by Patrolman Hellly of the Hath Itcnch station on suspicion. lie was arraigned befoie Magistrate Walsh In the Coney Island court. Mrs. Florence Metherall of 2700 West Ninth street, Hrooklyn, appeared against him nnd said Hint on the night of January 13 he entered her home and stole silver nnd Jewulry valued at $500. A few days later, as the accusations against him began to mount up, he wrote a letter to John F.dmonds, man ager of the Marine Hasln at t'lmer Park, confessing that ho had looted a number of boats there and asking for clemency. If Kdmomis would help him he said he would show where much of his lioot wns secreted. Kdmonds showed this letter to the pollco and Guertln was again arraigned. I'pon his confession he was sent back to Jail to await trial. Meanwhile the, police have secured search warrants ! anil will go on a hunt for the stolen property, which the prisoner says he secreted In Junk houses nnd other ob scure spots. In court yesterday the burglar wns confronted with a Jimmy which was found In the home of Wllllum C. Cooper in West Ninth street. Hrooklyn. Ho admitted It was his ami said he had used It In most of his work. A. II. mllh In Mann bp . V. Central. Alfied II. Smith bus been appointed senior vice-president of the New York Centtal and Hudson Hlver Railroad Com pany and Its leased lints. On and after April 1 he will have general charge of the management of the property and business of the companies. .Mr Smith, who Is In ground that thrlr mother survived her i J:"V Co urt of Phil adelii u.i . s.eni o id his forty-ninth year, begun his railroad , husband, while the sons contended that , wns hp)l, , ,-,, ,, 'un ln,ii,.(meiit of career o a messenger boy for the Lake tluir father nnd stepmother died at the i,aK eonsplrnl with ofllclals ot tho Ill Shore and Michigan Southern Hallway at Uanie time. The testimony taken in the I teriintinn.il Lumber snd Development Com leeiunl In I' He became general ,viue shown! thnt Mr. 1 .nffnririu. ui.k I nnnv l, sell JiVllfin finn In unrrtile.su Mnrl: (foreman of construction work on the Lake ''" " appointee, as. iiSSr3rH leneil to the New York ' superintendent In 1901 lie was made I general manager of that line In 1H03 and thrre yrais later became vice-piesldent and general malinger fstgz v-? -mar Three-fifths of a Mile of Hotel Gas Ranges Tl THAT'S these year and Club Kitchens in this city. No better testimonial of the value of gas for cooking purposes could be had, for New York boasts of having the best chefs in the world. They know that gas is labor saving; that it gives an easily controlled heat, and that where it is used there are no atoms of coal and ash dust to undo the chef's best cooking efforts. Most of our public and quasi-public institutions now have "gas-kitchens" because they are more cleanly and healthful. Such ranges after installation are kept under con stant inspection without expense to the consumer. i Consolidated Gas Company GEO. D. CORTELYOU. President FEDERALS DESERT GEN. 0JEDA. Trmiiia F.lpeeteil (it llefeml nco Cross Ihe Hunter l.lue. Naco. Arlr... March , -At thn rate at which the Federals In Ocn, OJcda's com mand nrn deserting to thn Arizona side of the line, the rebels will have to attack noon or there will be no Federal army left In Naco, Sonora, to attack. Out of n total garrison of 400 last Hatur- day, 216 deserters from Gen. OJcdn's command nre now In the bands of United States troops on this sltlo of the line, held as deserters. The rebels, numbering 1.000. still sur round the Federal garrison. Moro bridges were burned to-day Is'twecn Naco nnd Oatianea, south of here, to prevent OJeda escaping by (rain. The federal troops quartered ill Ca- nanea, south of here, are without food and with no means nf getting any. The civil government of the town Is In rebel hands with rebel troops occupying the suburbs. Mar Mullcr, German Consul at Her moslllo, though released from prison, Is still held nf his homo under guard. The technical liiar.- is defalcation. When the rebels tooit charge of the Bute Kovcmmcnt Mullcr, who munages n bank In llermoslllo, sent all his avail able, cash hurriedly to Nogalcs, Ariz., for sarety. After seizing tho government, theHtate rebels ordered nn examination of the bank with tho view, of course, of seizing the money on a forced loan. The examination showed 2,400 pesos on hnnd when his books showed that there should be n million and a quarter. Mullcr had saved the money, but he Is now charged with defalcation by the rebels, MATTER OF SECONDS SETTLES AN ESTATE l)ci'iii)ii Thnt l.nffiu'ffnc Dieil First .Makes Ste)i1;iuhters His Heirs. Pieslding Justice Ingraham .mil Jus tice Mclaughlin of the Appellate Divi sion have dissented from a decision by Justices Laughlin, Scott nnd Clarke by which the bulk ot the estate left by .1. Georgo l.affargue, a piano manufac tuier, who was killed with his wife In Uic, Is taken from his two sons by a former wife and given to his wife's two daughters by a former husband. i .Mr. ana .Mrs. i.anargue anil two friends were crossing the Pennsylvania Kallroad tracks at Allaire, N. J., in an nutomoblle when their machine was struck by a train travelling sltxy miles an hour. Hoth Mr. and Mrs. Uiffargue nnd a woman friend were killed, while tho hitter's husband survived, but was so seilously hurt that he could tell nothing of the accident .. , nff,ir.n ,, ...III nAnl,. n his estate wen to his wife in case she survived h m. hut If she dldn t survive .J""1 l" "''," """ Andre LafTargue of Bordeaux. ! ranre. and Gerard Iiffargue of 14G6 Lawrcnco nvenue, The Hronx. Mrs. I.affargue left her estate to her daughters, Uuira Hlakency and Viola Klmmelman. Mrs. l.aff.irgue's two daughters claimed their stepfather's estate on the kllI . ,,ol. that n.1(ipe(i through his temple, and It was held that he had ihed instniitlv. Mrs. Iiffnreiie was dead when n physician saw her. but wit nesses testllled that there was .e move- 'ment of her lower limbs when she was picked up. nn this testimony the majority of the equivalent to twelve of ranges were placed end to iyi mat number ot lineal teet ot Hotel Gas Ranges was installed in The Right Way is the Gas EttMlthti 1788 A valuable med icinal agent in the home and in cases of sudden illness or under the doctor's direc tion. Purity Guaranteed. Quality unequaled. A blend of selected ryes. Aped in wood, Rich and mellow. CARSTAIRS WMiaHiv tmn uiMimn I Appellate Division decides that Mrs. LalTarguo survived her husband nnd that her daughters are entitled lo the bulk of his estate of aliout $00,000. In his dissenting opinion Presiding Justlco Ingraham says that the de cision of the majority takes Mr Laf fargue's property from his own children and gives It to his wife's children on the rrfimiil Mint mIii. .irtiiullv Mtirelvefl hlni I by a few minutes after nn accident re sulting In the death of both. ' "I do not think a considerable portion of the husband's estate should he diverted from his own children on such evidence," concluded Justice Ingraham. SPARKS FROM THE TELEGRAPH. Attorne -(teneial Cannoil of New Yotk State has Riven an opinion that a con tract made by an employee with a mr poiatlon whereby he will forfilt his last, week's wages unless he glvis n week's notice on leaving the nn piuatlun employ Is Illegal. Zlrglei Patterson of Tieiitoli. N a seaman ot the American battleship llliniii. Is dying In a Philadelphia hospital as the result of a fight with Janus Maher of Philadelphia oer the alTrrlions of Mailer's bride. Samuel II. Ilarrell, engineer, wns killed and Vligll llearn. fireman, bndl In jut cdt when a southbound freight of the New York. Philadelphia and Norfolk Itiillroad I nn Into an open snitch siding botwien ' l.-lll"ie anil l.eiuiiit en, i j i-.iivmj J j Ap IIllIlulrili fornlPr cbM of ,,nmI ,lf I )U,ftWHi ,,, l:a!ftern penitentiary. Philadelphia, yesterday after , n.lR . yar s,.mom4; iiuzzaid. wlu , ls ,j 5,.;, old and who has served fori". years 111 prisons, resumed his freedom again with a lllble and SlQft which h earned as a cobbler In the penitentiary II. A. Merrill, formerly pifslilent of the I C ,;""'1 ' . ', I'., '. 1' ..V?.- ?M' . Hob. rt Webb, lender of nutomoblle ban- i dlts. pleaded guilty jesterday In Chlnmo '" "'" ciiarge or nurgiary aim was sen tenc.il to serve from one to twuity venrs in the piiltentl.ir) Thomas Iturke. a sero'iiil member of the Webb gang, emered the" same pl. a nnd rece Iveil n similar sen-teiu-o. James Perr. another alleged mem ber, elerldrd to plead not guilts our city blocks if end. During last Hotel, Restaurant Way if of New York