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District ot Columbia Court Insti* j tutes Proceedings Against Gompers and Others. U. S. COURT DECISION ALLOWS REOPENING Counsel Named to Inquire if La= bor Leaders Violated Court Order. WASHINGTON. May 16,-The su preme court of the District of Colum bia on its own initiative today insti tuted proceedings for alleged contempt against President Samuel Gompers. Vice-President John Mitchell and Secretary Frank Morrison, of the American Federation of Labor. The sentences of imprisonment imposed on these men by this court were yester day revoked by the United States Su preme Court and the case remanded to the District Supreme Court. Mr. Gompers, when told of the action of the District Court, said: "Justice Wright can go just ns far ns he likes. He will find we are not run ning away—not even from him." Allowed In Reconsider Case. The United States Supreme Court in setting aside the sentences of imprison ment held that the case on which the lower court had acted constituted a oivil contempt against the Bucks Stove & Range Company and that the offense wrts punishable only by a fine, to be re covered by the wronged corporation. Justice Lamar in handing down the opinion called' attention to the fact, however, that if the lower court it self felt aggrieved it could have brought criminal contempt proceedings In the premises and have inflicted a Jail sen tence. The opinion, in conclusion, read: "The judgments of the Court of Ap peals and the Supreme Court of the District are revoked and the case re manded, with direction that the con tempt proceedings instituted by the Rucks Stove and Range Company be dismissed, but without prejudice to the power and right ot the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia to puniRh by a proper proceeding contempt, if any, committed against It." Not Allowed to Drop. The lower rourt has been quick to take advantage of the opportunity afforded o reopen the case. As the labor dispute whiRh brought the case into court had ended, It as presumed the matter would be allowed to drop. Justice Wright, of the District Su preme Court, who imposed the sen tences upon Messrs, Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison, today in instituting the uroeeadlngs anew appointed Joseph ,T. Darlington, Daniel Davenport, and Tames M. Beck, counsel for the Bucks si-ovo'ahd. Range Company, as a com mittee to inquire “forthwith” into the question of whether the labor leaders had violated the court's order. The committee was instructed to re port to tho court whether, in the opin ion of the committee, the labor leaders were guilty of contempt In violating the injunction against the publication of a so-called boycott list in the American Federationist, the official organ of the labor federation. ACTION ON INCOME TAX IN PENN. TO BE DELAYED. HARRISBURG. Pa., May 16.—The Joint resolution ratifying the income tax amendment to the Federal constitution was today referred to the Senate com mitteee on finance. The joint resolu tion has passed the House, but it Is not expected to get through the Senate. It is said the resolution will probably be referred to the commission which is inquiring Into and revising the revenue] jaws of the State. This commission will] not make a report until the next Legis lature meets, two years hence. MRS. ELLA YARD, WHO WILL PRESIDE AT MEET OF LADIES OF THE 0. A. R. 1 FIRST BUSINESS SHOW SEEN HERE Many Time and Labor-Savins; Devices Exhibited by Bis; Newark Association. Newark's first business show opened with a rush this afternoon in the audi torium of the Roard of Trade, at 800 Rroad street. Many ttpio and labor saving devices are on exhibition there, showing how the bookkeeping deport ment of any line of business can be made simple, accurate and quick work ing. This business show is the first at tempted by the business men of New ark and is being held under tile aus pices of the Newark Association of Credit Men. While promoting the worthy specimens of business craft, the association is conducting the show at its own expense. From tile time the doors were thrown open to the public at 2 o'clock this afternoon, until 10 o'clock tonight, anybody who wishes to view the exhibit may do so. It is* free. The exhibit of the Credit Men's As sociation is a table full of literature from the local and national associa tion. An effort Is being made to enlist the representatives of every reputable business house of Newark in the local association. The members of the com mittee in charge of the exhibition are William A. Hart. H. F. Gifford, ,T. S. Clarke, Newton Southerland and F. S. Muchmore. The concerns which have their goods on exhibition are; Baker Printing Company, Russell R. Brant. Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Compto meter Adding Machine Company, Matthias Plum, Underwood Type writer Company, Wales Adding Ma chine Company, W. B. A G. Wood, Elliott-Fisher Company, Buch tn Salt s Company, Smith-Premier Company, the Addressograph Company, Dalton Adding Machine Company, Kalamazoo Loose Leaf Binder Company, Reming ton Typewriter Company, \merican Multigraph Sales Company, Flexotype Company, Ellis Adding Machine Com- | pany, A. W. Faber A Co.. L. C. Smith Typewriter Company, Oliver Type writer Company, A. B. Dick A C5.. Montague Mailing Machine Company, Dennison Manufacturing Company, Proudfit L. L. Ledger Company. Pru tectograph Com pa ill. all of Newark; the Library Bureau. Semple-Green Company, Dictaphone Company, Yaw man-Erbe Company. Commercial Util-| ities Company, New York and New .Jersey Graphite Products, Writerprcss , Company, all of New York.. ICE PLANT NEARLY FINISHED. new EGYPT. May 16.—T,he new ice j plant, whleh has been under construe* lion for the last few weeks, is now about completed, The plant will be capable of producing ten tons of ice a day. —_— -l ' $18 REGINA Vacuum Cleaner Hand and Electrical Cleaner—Has Proven Best By Actual Working Test Over 800 Sold in Essex County in One Year . We have a number of other makes taken in exchange from Si-50 up, including Standard, Santo, Peerless, Aro-Vac, Ideals, and P. & F. CLEANERS RENTED BY THE DAY E- S. OLIVER, Distributor Manufacturers’ Agent -Retail Trade Supplied 14-16 NEW STREET Telephone 2111 Market All Repairs and Replacements for RF.OINA Made at Above Address if bought of authorized agent*. This means a great deal if you have an ESSEX V aCUUM8 CLEANING CO., 2 Railroad Place, East Orange, th* only authorised agent of the Orangee. LADIES OF C. 1.0. L TO HOED AIIOUIL MEET IT TBEIITOI Many Popular Presidential Pos sibilities Will Make Con vention Interesting. Delegates from every section of the State will gather at Trenton on Thurs day and Friday to attend the twenty ninth annual convention of the Ladies of the G. A. R., Department of New Jersey, which will open in the Union Library, at 214 East State street. Department President Mrs. Ella Yard, of Kearny Circle, this city, will preside, and the opening session will be held on Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, when the preliminary reception of delegates will ensue. The official headquarters will be located In the Trenton House, at North Warren and Hanover streets, where, in the evening, an informal feception will be tendered the retiring president and staff, and also the department commander and staff of the G. A. R. The associate grand officials w'ho will assist in the various executive and social sessions and aid the delegates In naming a new roster of department of ficers will be; Mrs. M. Johnson, senior vice-president, of Phil Sheridan Circle, this city. Mrs. Woerner, junior vice president, of Chester A. Arthur Circle; Mrs. M. Cort, secretary, of Betsy Ross Circle; Mrs. Whitaker, treasurer, of E. and L. Circle; C. Carhart, chaplain, of Sedgwick Circle: Mrs. Le Bar, trustee, of L. M. Tucker Circle; Minnie Kedash, delegate-at-large. Jennie Wade Circle, and department delegates Sisters Srheick, Fitzsimmons, Le Bnr, Green, Carhart, Mitchell, Holgate, Schaffer, O'Shea. Curran. Ziinmlnghouse, Pollard, Hewitt and Ayers. Representntlvrs of l.oeal t lreies. The representatives named by the several local circles comprise E. Trout, I,. Bornt, R. White and M. Brlxner. delegates, and H. Stumpp. B. Osborn, A. Nichols and M. Halgreen, alternates, from Kearny Circle; Mrs. A. Dough erty, delegate, and Mrs. M. Hughes, alternate, from Phil Sheridan Circle; Mrs. Christina Day. delegate, and Mrs. Edna Smith, alternate, from Betsy Ross Circle, and Mrs. Cowell, Mrs. Jerolo man, delegates, and Mrs. Wlgislow and Mrs. Stevens, alternates, from Battery B. Circle. The sessions this year promise to prove unusually Interesting, as the de partnvjnt possesses many popular heads of the organization who would grace the State presidency of the veteran auxiliary with distinction. Mrs. Yard has proven a most ener getic and resourceful leader, whose re election would meet the unanimous ap proval of a majority of the members. She has served for eleven years as the treasurer of the State body and Is thoroughly familiar with every depart ment of the organization. Still it is not believed that she will seek reelec tion, but instead with step aside for Mrs. Johnson, the senior vice-president, who Is in line for advancement. Theie may also be a friendly contest for sev eral of the minor offices The Trenton ladles of the G. A. R. will fittingly as sist in making the visit of the depart ment officers and the delegates both en joyable and entertaining. $27 MORE IS NEEDED TO BUY MAN WOODEN LEG. Charities Bureau Issues Another Appeal. The Bureau of Associated Charities wish to send out a second appeal In behalf of Paul Yaghln, the homeless Syrian in the City Hospital, whom they are trying to equip with an ar tificial leg before he is forced out into the world to make his living c:rain. Vagin was a sailor who drifted to Newark in search of employment and who was stricken with a strange dis ease which concentrated in the knee. Two amputations were made, Ihe last one taking off the leg at the hip. It will soon he necessary to send Yaghln from the hospital, and those who have become Interested In the case are un willing that he should go out handi capped with the loss of his limb. It was not believed that the regular funds of the Bureau of Associated Charities were available for a compar ative stranger, so an appeal was made to the public. Twenty-seven dollars— Just half of the >64 necessary to buy the artificial limb—had been donated. Many discarded artificial limbs were sent to the charity rooms at 13 Central avenue, but none of them were avail able. Charitable Nevvarkers are urged to make up the remaining >27 before Yaghln must leave the hospital. CHILD FALLS INTO POT OF BOILING MACARONI. VINELAND. May 16.-Antoinette, the 2-year-old daughter of .T. Puzzi. fell Into a pot of boiling macaroni yesler lay and was frightfully scalded. after reckless autoists. HAM MONTON. May 16.—Strict meas ures Will soon be taken by authorities at this place and other points in At lantic county, if the many reckless mo torist* en route to and from the shore lo not cease their violations. Excessive speeding from thirty to fifty miles is common along the county boulevard, jnd even tnrough small settlements. MR. E. BARNES. OF EAST ORANGE, N. J. Writes l.rttfr Which May Bf of Great lutereat to Skin Sufferers * of This City. 'Th* lraat a man can do la to express hla gratitude to a friend, as to the owner of a medicine for doing him a good turn. Well, your n D D. ha a done me a good turn. *•!>. D. D. la the only good clean akin disease aura In the world and It dues all that its owners claimed for H. Ihe germs aJl disap peared and you can't see any Eczema since 1 used D. D- D." N. E. Barnes, 35 N Grove street, East Orange. N J So many convincing statements, sim ilar to the above, have been made to us privately by sufferers from aggravated ikin diseases to whom we have sold the D. D D. Prescription that we feel bound to give it our unqualified en dorsement Petty’s Pharmacy; A. Mosher, Or ange; Gilbert!’* Drug Store. East Or ange. f \ Store Closes 5:30 P. M„ Except Saturdays A Pequot Hemmed Sheets Pequot Hemmed Pillow Cases In the May-Time Sale In the May-Time Sale MiW. re*. eOc, aperlal.50c rcK' "p,T!“!.S' 5.1x90. re*. 75r, ■pedal.Me 4BxOTH. re*. 33c, .pedal.30. 73x90. re*. 85c, aperlal .73e 50*38’„. re*. 35c, aperlal.33c 73x99, re*. 89c, apedal.79c 54x39Vi, re*. 2Sc. aperlal........ 34c 81x90, rcg. 89c. special........ .79c n , u L j SSSS3SI::::::::;E "beehive,” Newark. Pequot Hemstitched 90*01). reg. 1.10, special.95c **»**"'f Shopping Centre. 1 ^ 1 | 81x98Va, rcg. 1.05, special.90c 90x108, rcg. 1.20, special....1,05 1 *15x58Ve, rcg. 28c, special..24c v J Telephone -5500 Market —Five-Five-Hundred V J Another Big List of May Time Specials In Addition to Those Already Told W Time Bargain Festival. Opportunities that are pointed and Jj positive, that no woman should overlook, for they offer eco nomies of extraordinary scope on the season’s newest arid most desirable merchandise for both the person and the home. It is the Spring season’s by far most important bar gain occasion, comprising manufacturers’ and importers’ surpluses which we procured at marked reductions, in addition to great quantities of our own regular stocks, assembled after our regular quarterly stock reorganization. May'Time Sale Linen Bargains Pure Linen Pattern Table Cloths Choice quality Austrian damask, firm weave, heavy weight; free from dressing; rich satin luster: silver bleached: pure white in one or two washings; splendid choice of designs; borders all around; hemmed ready to use; in two sizes only— Slur 60x04 InohiAf reH'ilnr 91.2Kt rial, thin nalr, at . . i/v Sim r «Ox6S ln«*nj| | regular fl.T5; «P«-LZV I dal. IMa aale, at. ** 29c Linen Hemstitched Tray Cloths Beautiful quality Austrian damask; close weave, heavy I weight: marie from choicest all linen flax: rich satin luster; very handsome, with full spoke hem I stitched edges, assortment of dainty new de- 1 1 signs; size 18xl7-ln.: reg. 20c; special, this sale — Fine Double Damask Pat’rn Table Cloths I At One-Half Price and Less 'Choice gTade. from finest flax; splendid weave: mag nificent satin luster; real double damask: heavy weight; s grass bleaeli; splendid assortment of designs; for round and square tables; one of the best linen bargains of the year; manufacturer's discontinued designs Is our reason for selling so cheap; splendid opportunity, not likely to he duplicated; in large sizes— 2rr*n""y T'm 3.98 and 4.98 3.75 and 5.50 3.00 Bleached Linen Dinner Napkins Beautiful quality Scotch satin damask; from choicest flax; closely woven; rich luster, pure snow white; launders well, wears well; host of new and dainty designs; extra big bargain; full 24x24 Inches; ’ reg. $3 'ozen; speciaJ, this sale, dozen. May=Time Specials Upholstery Dept. Reg. 1.50 Wash Conch Covers 60 inches wide; finished with a hand knotted fringe; ; f made of best imported Ger man linen; choice f f r| of new .stripes; spe- I clal. at. 1 * * I Reg. 2.00 Summer Portieres Made of fine qualify eta mine; cream ground with | mercerised stripes of red. | green, blue, gold, rose j ! and brown, dainty, I ( cool Burner decoration UKO. 1.60 Shirtwaist and Utility Boxes Made extra strong, covered with choice China matting; trimmed with ham- t |r\ boo: special. I Iw at. 1,1 7 Other* at *4 •([. Reg. $2 & 2.50 Table Covers Suitable for the dining room: made of reversible tape©try; 2 yards square; in two-tone green and f / red. and red nnd I |\U green; special, each 39c White French Batiste 47-lnch, exceptionally fine, sheer, plain white batistes, crisp, beauti ful finish, finely woven, absolutely new. very seasonable, fie- ^ a oldedly underpriced; while /4C It lasts, per yard. 2.50 Eng.Long Cloth, vird. Choice of 36-Inch* and 42-lnch; hero are two of the finest long cloths made; smooth finish: 100 pieces In this lot. as there will be a generous response for this bar f;aln; offered, while It f |\q asts, special. piece of I Wfi 12 yards . Reg. 98c Chiffon Veils Atl silk, for auto or general wear; 1% yards long. 1 yard wide, hemstitched border; white, blue, pink. tan. champagne, old rose, gray, brown, navy, myrtle, cardi nal! lilac, wistaria. Alice wn blue and black; regular / QQ 98c. special . Save 1.00 on These 2.50 Renaissance Centrep’ces Renaissance centrepieces, size 4R inches; round, deep lace border: drawn work centre, tot | ("A pretty design: regular JiBO. special .. Save 1.11 on These 3.50 Renaissance Centrep’ces Renaissance Centrepiece* and Table Covers, size 54-lnch; round, drawn work centre, deep loco border elaborate de- -j JA signs: regular liBO; spo clal . Regular 28c Fancy Silk Batiste 3.000 yards, balance or Importer's lot. high grade fancy flowered batiste. moussellne; a rare bargain in beautiful, soft, clinging and graceful wash materials; possessing charm and Individuality; choice light gTound. colored, flowered; sheer. silk finished batistes, with over printings of pink, blue, yellow, hello and other patterns: value until recently, 30c yard; now to clone this lot at, speotnl price, yard.. ^ Women’s 50c & 05c Underwear Women’s white lisle vests, shaped at the waist; high neck, short sleeve, low neck, short sleeve; knee parae, open bark, lace trimmed bottom, also side band knee ^ pants, cuff bottom; a few' extra large size ve»ts J Wf* and pants in the lot; regular 50c to «5c; special. fJUw 3 for 75ci each...... Reg. 98c Black Venetian Satin Imported. M Inches; brilliant, unusually rich deep black; | Venetian satinc; absolutely fast black; will not crock;, can sj be laundered without Injuring the fabric, cape dally adapted for outer wear, bathing suits anti / all kinds of linings; finest 98c grade Venetian f satin; special, yard... Regular 35c Mercerized Satine Entire assortment of our 36c grade messaltne. finished or mercerised satine represented in our lining department; offered during this sale at a great saving from a >• p regular price; every leading color, also black and /#■*/“* ^ wnite; 38 Inches wide; finest 86c satlnee; special. ^Vrv I yard ... Reg. 1.00 Cream Striped Serge 60 inches, all-wool, cream striped serges; one of the moat handsome summer materials for tennis, yachting, mountains and seasiioro wear and one of fashion's leading d\ « ; fabrics: ooo] and comfortable; for dresses, suits Vll/t I and skirts; very neat and effective designs, in I pencil and double stripes; epeclal at, yard. Reg. 59c 50-inch Mohair Sicilian Pure mohair yarns: heavy weight, Sue texture, beantl fullv finished; brilliant as silk: mohairs ure the leading fabric for summer wear and suitable for till occasions; ; ideal for house drouses, mountain, se.wthore and country wear; the best shades of cream, garnet. - royal blue, green, brown, gray, navy and black; ! special, at ... 1 __ - Slip Covers to Order of Best Quality Belgian Damask Vt firth IKI —Allowing 20 yards, pretty stripes; nUrin O.WO we charge only 25c yard ^ ra — lor any additional goods used, including / Ilk binding. This offer good until Satur day, May 20th, 10 P. M.l special. May=Time Sale Hand Bags Small Lot of Sample Bags, Worth 2.50 Pigskin, real morocco, goat seal, goat walrus and vachette; small, nobby g / r sire; plain laather covered and fancy metal frames, leather lined purse to I §)r\ match; good value at $2.50; special.... Regular 1.00 Cordelier Bags 1 n molro. statin and suede. black and colors; gilt and rose gold nr frames: nothing newer; regu lar SI.00. at. Regular 1.9# Seal Grain Bags 10 and 11 Inch, leather lined, broken bottom: 19-1 rich have card rase and imrsr: 1J-Inch have purse to • ift match: teg. tl.PS; while SO I J7 hags last, special. Regular 2.50 (ioat Seal Bags piece, fitted. 10-lnch hand 1»*k. leather lined, with purse, card case, powder puff, mirror and vinia- i nr srrette; our rep. $2.50; special. I (Kjy while they Inst. .... IUt/ Reg. 2.08 10-lnch Hand Bags Willie 18 last, fancy metal immef, ' French gray and roue gold finish; I • leather lined, purse to match. ^ Cll broken bottom; regular $2.08; • special . ",u Nlay-Time Sale Bleached Turkish Towels Fully One- Third Less Than Regular Prices: Turkish Towels, | / _ Turkish Towels. worth reg. 20c. 1/Ar worth regular 30c. Special at ..." Special at. Extra good grade; manufacturer’s season’s product run of the mills; subject to the slightest of imperfections. Almost as good as perfect; on the whole they are the best lot of Turkish Towel seconds we have ever seen. Good heavy weight, made from choicest double ply yarn; fully bleached; soft, free from dressing; thoroughly absorbent; large sizes; a bargain that will be welcomed by many for the bath and seashore use, May^Time Sale 1.50 Bonnaz Curtains at 1.19 Specially adapted for a neatsill curtain, of line swiss net and tinished with Picot edge; designed to give an effective lighl curtain dressing to the windows throughout the summer season. The illustration shows five of the patterns; there are also | | several others. The value is very exceptional at, a pair. LESCHZINER IN TROUBLE OVER ALLURING POSTER. Censor Failed to Pass Upon Large Picture. Will Siegfried Leschiiner, hr of the cherry tree fame, who paid u line of $f>fl for lassoing a tree and tearing it down without the permission of the Shade Tree Commission, have to pay a fine or SlOb for disobeying the law. or Is he to go free because the law on the subject appertaining to the activities of the "promotor and operator" ts not quite clear? Everybody is anxious to know Now to get down to facts. Mr Leschziner, who, you will remember, announced himself as the next mayor of Newark. Is the owner of the afore mentioned auditorium and is going to have on the boards in that auditorium a rtustdan orchestra and ballet. So, like a good business man, he posted a great big artistic poster on the side of the auditorium, in the im mediate vicinity of that famous tree, and thought ^hat he was doing ills duty as a citizen by promoting art tn New ark. and as a business man by adding sciiekels to his coffers through the si! • of tickets that would be sure to result from the alluring poster. Hut along comes the chairman of the committee on advertisements of the Common Council, Alderman McGuire, and says thai (be poster has no right on the walls because his committee, which is the legal eonnor of all posters, has not been requested to pass on the propriety and the morality of having tile posters on the wall. There was that pretty artistic pos ter whom no one could call anything but modest and moral, pasting on that wall, harming no one. when along comes the alderman and says it is against the law to have it there with out first bringing it to the censors to cense. Well, to make a long story in teresting and longer, Mr. McGuire, the chairman, has Instructed the clerk if the committee. John Hancock, to give Mr. Leschziner six hours' notice to re move that poster or suffer the corns NATION’S METROPOLIS IS PANHANDLER’S PARADISE , _ ! James Forbes Estimates I hat Professional Beggars Average $5 or $b a Day. NEW YORK. May 16.—"The pan handler's paradise" is what James Forbes, head of the National Associa tion for the Prevention of Mendicancy, calls New Vork city in his annual re port. Professional beggars, he calcu latos. mulct the people of the city out of $15,000,000 a. year. "It is impossible to tell with any exactness," he says, "how many profes sional beggars there are In New York as distinguished from those who may be driven to ask aid as a result of genuine, .misfortunes. Probably from 7,000 to 8.000 would be a conservative estimate. A beggar, who is at all skll- j t'ul can make pickings of live or six dollars a day, so tliat. the sum they secure from the public is in the aggre gate a large one," qucnce* of the law. Just like that! Will the "owner and operator” do it'.’ That is hard to say. He could not be seen this morning or early this after noon, and no one can speak for him. | He has a way of his own, a w ay that cannot be duplicated. The ordinance that governs the post ing of posters says that no person , shall post lewd, vulgar and all that | sort of posters anywhere. But the one ; one in question is anything but like j that; it Is desirable and artistie. The j ordinance also says something about j lessees not being permitted to do ecr- 1 Inin tilings, but as everybody knows j Mr. ijeschzlner is not a lessee; in fact, he is the fifth largest taxpayer in the j city. It will certainly be worth while | watching the outcome of the case, f Something out of the ordinary will j happen. It is hard to believe that the | "next mayor" will submit to the die- j tates of a mete alderman. Not he STUMPS IN RIVER BED. TUCKERTON'. May 16.—The large dredge Sandy Hook, which has been dredging the river at Toms River, has encountered many old stumps, which are supposed to he the remains of largo cedar swamps. Old-time real dents tell of the time when the bottom of the river there was a vast area of cedar swamps • INCOME TAX PLEDGE MUST BE REDEEMED. SAYS DIX. New York Governor Urges As- j sembjy to Take Action. ALBANY, N. Y., May 16.—Governor Dix today sent a letter to Speaker Friable, of the Assembly, urging the House to take action on tho pending Income tux amendment to the United States conattution. The governor be lieves the Income tax pledge of the Rochester platform Is binding upon the. Democratic party and in conclusion states that “there should- not be the slightest question that the pledge will oe fully redeemed and that without further delay." The Wagner resolution, ratifying tho j amendment, passed tho Senate April ■ in and has since been held up In the I Assembly judiciary committee. GETS $400 FOR TREES. WESTFIELD, May 16.- Miss Lucy C. Worth, of Westfield, was awarded $400 in the Circuit Court at Elizabeth ve« terday. Last year the town laid a sidewalk In front of Miss Worth's prop- j erty on South avenue and cut down j five trees thirty-five years old and left j a sixth standing so that It blew over j In a storm. 1 MRS. TAFT’S NERVOUS \ CONDITION IMPROVE. NEW YORK, May 16.—Improvement In the condition of Mrs. Taft, who waa stricken with a return of nervous trouble here Saturday night, continued today. Dr. Evans, who is attending her said that he anticipated nothing to interfere with her plan of returning to Washington Thursday. STOLE TO MAKE SURE OF WAGES. Charged by his former employer, fohn Kritchman, ot 31 Jackson street with breaking into his place and stoal ng some harness. John Ketman, was Loday arraigned at the Third Precinct Police Court and held in $100 bail to iwatt the action of the grand jury. Ketman. who had just served a thirty, lays' term in jail, said that Krttch nan owed him some wages which he -efused to pay. and that he entered hl« Blace to get what was coming to him :hat he could collect in no other way. P. S. GIVES CAR SHED CONTRACTS. The Public Service Railroad Com pany has awarded the contract for six ;ar sheds to be erected on the Passaic wharf property near the Plank road, to the Stillman, Delehanty, Ferris Company, of Jersey City. The work will lie begun In the near future. Tim Buildings, which will hlouse 135 cars, nc to he constructed of asbestos pro tected . corrugated iron at a cost of (30,000. They arc resigned for car* xwaiting repairs or out of commission. ORDERED TO TEXAS. TRENTON. May 16—Acting Adju tant-General Frederick Gilkyson h*» announced the names of eevera" mem bers of the National Guard who have been ordered to the army maneavrst. which are being hold in Texas. Those who will report for duty on the border line are Major John K. McCullough. Trenton: Captain H. C. Kraner. of Trenton, and Captain Walter L. Auten, »f Asbury Park.