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d ) £ C o n g f a r m e r VOL. LXXXV. JAMAICA, NEW YORK OITY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1905. NO. 75 ASSESSED VALUATIONS. State’s Estimate of Long Island’s Tax­ able Wealth. In the table adopted by the State Board of Equalization on Thursday for the year 1905 appeared the following figures relating to Long Island coun­ ties: Queens—Assessed value of real es­ tate, 1904, $131,877,225; asses <ed value of personal estate, 1904, $7,477,425; as­ sessed value of personal property not taxable locally for State purposes, 1904, $457,475; assessed value of personal property subject to local taxation for all purposes, 1904, $7,019,950; total as­ sessed value of re and personal prop­ erty subject to local taxation for all purposes* 1904, $138,399,175; amount deducted from assessed value of real estate, $5,726,018; equalized value of real estate, $125,653,207; total equalized value of real and personal estate, $132,- 673,157. Suffolk—Assessed value of real es­ tate, 1904, $52,271,541; assessed value of personal estate, 1904, $3,527,010; as­ sessed value of personal property sub­ ject to local taxation for all purposes, 1904, $55,788, 551; amount added to as­ sessed value of real estate, $3,346,054; equalized value of real estate, $55,617,- 595; total equalized value of real and personal estate, $59,144,605. Nassau—Assessed value of real estate, 1904, $27,580,300; assessed value of per­ sonal estate, 1904, $2,232,218; assessed value of personal property subject to local taxation for all purposes 1904, $2,232,218; total assessed value of real aud personal property subject to local taxation for all purposes, 1904, $29,812,- 518; amount added to assessed value of real estate, $10,285,242; equalized value of real estate, $37,865,542; total equal­ ized value of real aud personal estate, $40,097,760. Poppenliusen Mansion to go. In a short time the old Poppenhusen mansion, which for sixty years has stood on a slight elevation some dis­ tance from an imposing gateway on College avenue, College Point, will be demolished. The grounds surrounding the historic mansion, comprising near­ ly six acres, are to be cut np into build­ ing lots and placed on the market. Conrad Poppenhusen, who was prac­ tically the founder of College Point, erected the mansion in 1853, and lived in it for many years with his family. MANY IMPROVEMENTS W. C. T. U. Will Meet at Westbury. The sixteenth annnal convention of the Queens-Nassau Woman’s Christian Temperance Union will be held on Thursday, September 21, in Friend’s Meeting House, in Westbury. There will be a morning and afternoon ses­ sion. The various officers will make report of the work during the year and the outlook for the coming year will be considered. Mrs. Julia D. Phelps, president, will make her annual ad­ dress, and officers will be elected. (Queens Borough Mortality. During the past week there were re­ ported in the Health Department of Qneens Borongh, 53 deaths, 93 births and 33 marriages. Of the deaths 13 were in the First Ward, 13 in the Second, 5 in the Third, 17 in the Fourth and 5 in the Fifth. Eight of the deaths took place in institutions, 8 were coroners’ cases, 5 were caused by accident, 22 were children under 5 years of age* 10 died between 45 and 65 and 7 were 65 years and over, Patrolman Chaffer Saved Boy. While clamming in a boat in Far Bockaway inlet on Tuesday afternoon Lawrence Burden, age 16 years, of Far Rockaway, was taken sick and fell into the water. He was rescued from drowning by Patrolman Chaffer, who jumped into the water after him. The lad was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and attended by Dr. Bobb, who report­ ed that he was sffering from an epilep­ tic fit. Mother Complains of Son. John Mackay, a Jamaica lad, was ar­ rested upon a warrant issued by Judge Fleming. His mother made complaint that the boy was ungovernable and in the habit of associating with boys old­ er than himself of a bad character. She is anxious to have the lad placed nnder the court’s surveillance. Mag­ istrate Healy adjourned the case in or­ der to get the necessary witnesses. Two Narrowly Escape Drowning. William Murphy, of Brooklyn, got beyond his depth while bathing at Northport on Sunday and sank twice before he was rescued by J. W. Clear- man, who went to his aid in a boat. Antonia Lonzo was sized with cramps While bathing in the bay at Oyster Bay, and would hove drowned had not several other bathers heard his cries and reined hftn. _________ fire at College Point. At 2:30 o’clock Thursday morning lire occurred in the three story double frame dwelling at G9 and 71 Thirteenth street, College Point, owned by August Batte, causing a less cl $3,639* Which Borough President Cassidy has Projected for Jamaica. Borough President Cassidy is push­ ing along the improvements in every part of the Borough. The pending list of improvements is as follows: Sewer Fifteenth street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, College Point. Sewer Oceanus avenue to Channel, Eockaway Beach. Pave with wooden pavement Amity street, between Main and Percy streets, Flushing. Sewer Nineteenth street, from south­ erly side of Sixth avenue to a point 25o feet south, College Point. Sewer W we Crest section, Far Bockawa Water main and fire hydrants in Dunton avenne, from Hillside avenne to Keno avenue. Water main and fire hydrants in Vine street between Chichester avenne and Beaufort street, Bichmond Hill. Water main and fire hydrants in *‘W” Place from Jamaica avenne tp Elm street, Woodhaven. Lamps on Chase avenue, south of Boulevard, at Bockaway Beach. Water main in Harris street, between Grafton avenue and Broadway, Wood­ haven. Water mains in Lefferts avenne, from Hoffman Boulevard to Newtown road. Water main and fire hydrants in Hulst street, between Broadway and Liberty street. Gas mains and gas .lamps on Grant avenue, between Jamaica avenue and Atlantic avenue; and gas mains and gas lamps on Elm street, Beech street, Poplar street, Cherry street and North street on Morris avenue. Water main from Grafton avenne south to Rockaway road. Water main on Madison avenue, from Jericho Boad to Hillside avenne. Water main and fire hydrants in Ward street, north from Jamaica ave­ nue to Hillside avenue. Water main and fire hydrants in Humboldt Boulevard, from Wyckoff street east to Elm street, and in Elm street, from Humboldt Boulevard north to Bandman avenue. Water main and fiie hy Urn vs in Briggs avenue, south from Atlantic avenue to Chichester avenue. Water main and fire hydrants in Farmers avenue, from South street to Merrick Boad; in Central avenue, from Merrick Boad to Farmers avenue, and in Locust avenue, from Merrick Boad to Farmers avenue. Water main in Yandeveer avenue; in Shipley street; in Simpson street, and in Union Terrace. Deaths in the Town of Jamaica. During the week ending September 9th, there were seventeen deaths in the town of Jamaica, as follows: William A. S. Wilson, 10 months, Charles W. Anderson, 3 months, Bich­ mond Hill; Frances Lingold, 51 years, Jamaica; Gueseppi Lonenn, 39 years, St. Mary’s Hospital; Ongislo Ferraro, 18 years, Ozone Park; Mary Elizabeth Hendrickson, 25 years, Queens; Mary B. Baccus, 63 years, Woodhaven; Alice B. Conklin, 2 months, Ozone Park; Nellie Steck, 18 years, Jamaica; Baby Knoopman, 1 day, Brooklyn Hills; Un­ known man, 40 years, Jamaica; Evelyn Schumacher, 26 days, Bichmond Hill; Mary A. Billard, 71 years, Brooklyn Hills; James J. McCarthy, 3 months, Woodhaven; Levenia B. Abrams, 1 year, Jamaica; Nicholas Felette, 53 years, Woodhaven; Bollin A. Brecen- ridge, 38 years, Bichmond Hill. Jamaica Schools Open. The opening of the Jamaica pnblic schools show a registration this year of 1,750, an increase of 137 over last year. The attendance for the first day was 1,489, an increase of 90 over last year. In the high school department there is an enrollment of 425, an in­ crease of 48. The attendance for the first day was 343, which is 36 more than last year. A Subway at Aqueduct. An underground passage is being built by the Long Island Railroad at its station at the Queens Connty Jock­ ey Club race track at Aqueduct. A siding will bo built for race trains and passengers will reach the eptrpnep tq the trapk by g passage built under the railroad track. Plasterer Fell From Scaffold. Clark Bingham, a plasterer residing on Guion place, Richmond Hill, while at work Tuesday in a new building on Cleveland street, near Washington avenue, fell from a scaffold and reeeiv ed a fracture of the skull. He was re* moved tp St. Mary’s Hostipal,where he died. __________________ Notes of Local Trade. Boneless ondchrcMcd ceaflch, call mackerel, boneless herring, canned c a lo o a and sardines, at BrincJceriieiT’a. Frceji c s j p , luncy cream ery ta t t e r , rich <2:0030, emoSod beef cut to order, at Brlacxer- ' feOJX’S. AMONG TH E CHURCHES. Doings of the Various Religious Bodies Throughout the Island. The new Gate of Heaven Catholic church, corner of Broadway and Mc­ Cormick avenue, Ozone Park, was ded­ icated by Bishop McDonnell, on Sun­ day; At the Bame time the bishop confirmed a class of sixty, thirty-five children and twenty-five adults. The bishop was assisted by Mgr. Barrett, Mgr. McNamee and other clergyman of the diocese. The bishop blessed the church. This was followed by a cele­ bration of mass by Father McNamara. The Bev. J. M. Hatton, of Queens, aoted as deacon; the Bev. Gustav Baehr of Woodhaven, as sub-deacon; and the Bev. A.|Urlings, curate of the chnrch, as master of ceremonies. Bishop McDonnell preached the ser­ mon, which was followed by the rite of confirmation. The church is^the basement of what is to be an imposing structure, 125x65 in size. It has a seating capacity of 800, is lighted by electricity and heated by steam. It is painted white and gilt throughout. The a!t»r has been plac­ ed in the church by Women’s Society. Three statues adorn the altar in front of the sanctuary. The statne of Our Lady was given by Miss Mary Mar- tenhoff, of Brooklyn; that of the Sacred Heart by Mrs. M. Mclnerny, of Ozone Park; and that of St. Joseph, by the Bev. J. M. Hatton, of Queens. The new church is under the charge of the Bev. Benne Le Clair, M. C. M., assisted by the Bev. August Urlings. The congregation touches about 300 families with a membership of abont 900. The New York State Colored Baptist Convention will be held at the Ebene- zer Baptist Church, Flushing, on Thursday, October 12. Elaborate prep­ arations are to be made by the Bev. Dr. Brown, for entertaining the visit­ ing delegates. This is a memorable week in the history of St. Paul’s Methodist Protes­ tant Church at Inwood, the occasion being services in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the forma­ tion of the socity. St. Rita’s Church, Bavenswood, waa packed Sunday afternoon. The occa­ sion was the visit of Bishop McDon­ nell and the confirmation of 150 boys and girls who had been prepared for the sacred rite by the Bev. Dr. Higgin. Ozone Park Board of Trade, The regular meeting of the Ozone Park Board of Trade was held Tues­ day evening. President Wode presid­ ed. The election of officers, resulted in the re-election of Henry C. Wode, as president, and the election of H. C. Marsh, F. C. Brainerd and L. P. Al- dredge as Yice President, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Attention was called to a petition cir­ culated in Union Course, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Chester Park, Morris Park and Dunton, requesting the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company to extend the Crescent street line to Rockaway road, thence to Broadway, and through Broadway to Jamaica. A report of the Broadway subway agitation states that Mr. Yan Keuren had received consent for such a sub­ way from seven real estate companies controlling territory from the city line to Morris Park. Child Died From Lockjaw. The funeral of Lottie Schweitzer, an eight-year-old child of Valley Stream, who died of lockjaw, took place Snn­ day afternoon, with interment at Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead. Abont two weeks ago the child ran a rusty nail in her foot. A physican at­ tended her and the wound healed. One day last week she was playing with some companions and tried to laugh. When she fonnd she could not laugh she ran home and told her mother. Th© little one’s jaws set rapidly. A physician worked with all the skill at his command to relieve the child, but it died within forty-eight hours. Leg Broken In Trolley Crash. At 8.40 oclock Friday evening, as Frank Seaman, 5§ years old, of Broad­ way and Walker avenue, Ozone Park, was driving on Broadway near Luth­ eran Place, his wagon was struck by a trolley car of the Long Island Electric Railroad and wrecked. Seaman was thrown to the street and received a scalp wound and has his right leg broken. He was attended by Dr. Clark and removed to the Jamaica Hospital for treatment. TOPOGRAPHICAL LINES JAMAICA B R E V ITIES. Of the Western Half of the Town of Ja­ maica are Now on Yiew. j£. Tke topographical map of the wester- half of the Town of Jamaica is on ex­ hibition in Manhattan, and has been Short Stories of the Loeal Happenings of the Week. John Douglas, of Puntine street, is seriously ill with dropsy. , , , . . ,, Mrs. Sarah E. Tator, of Twombly inspected by a great many of those in- H ia serionsI m her > \ \ \ >s 8 by 11 feet. Eo(.k ,vay Beao]> 8 by 11 feet, the inch, and in­ terested. The map drawn to 200 feet to eludes 22,000 acres. The boundaries of the district are Van Wyck avenue on the east, Sutter avenue on the south, Kings Connty line on the west and Forest Park on the north. A hearing will be held -as to its adoption before the Board of Es­ timate and Apportionment September 22. The most striking features are the new boulevards, the chief of which is to be known as Ridgewood avenne. This new parkway will be 100 feet wide and runs in a direct line across the map from east to west, from 200 to 300 feet sonth of Jamaica avenue, and nearly parallel to it, being a continua­ tion of Ridgewood avenue, Brooklyn. At Eldert’s lane it takes a portion of Sixth street, Union Course, and then forms an entirely new street to the Bockaway Branch of the Long Islard Boad, where it joins Elm street, Brook­ lyn Hills, and the latter is widened fifty feet. A new cut is made through Bichmond Hill west to Stewart avenue which avenue, also, is widened fifty feet on its north side. Fulton street, Brooklyn, is contin­ ued one block south of Ridgewood avenue. It is a new street from El­ dert’s lane to Snediker avenue, wiping out Eighth street aud running diago­ nally through the block between Sev­ enth and Eighth streets to meet Pitkin place which is widened by twenty feet on its north side until old Napier avenue is reached. Then Poplar street, Brooklyn Hills, is blotted out and Fulton takes its place jnst south. At Clareneeville, Pitkin place is mov­ ed about forty feet north and Fnlton street continues on through the pres­ ent Fulton avenue, Richmond Hill. Hillside avenne, which, has hereto­ fore stopped abruptly at the Long Island tracks in Richmond Hill, is curved around to Orchard street and continued directly west along that street (seventy feet wide) through Richmond Hill Terrace and Brooklyn Hills, under the Bockaway Beach branch of the Long Island, to Bran­ don street, in Brooklyn Manor, be­ tween Howard an<L TV in domain Forest Parkway, and thence to the county line. Woodhaven avenue, (old Trotting Course lane,) south of the new Ridge­ wood Boulevard, is completely wiped out, and Coroner Nutt will have a new street at his back door instead of the front, while Alderman Lochner’s cor­ ner butcher shop will be in the centre of a .new block. The old Grosjean, Allen and Singer houses are left to the east of the new street, This new ar­ rangement dooms the fine old trees now lining the old avenue. Broadway makes’ a fine boulevard, and is to be known as Jerome avenne. Tbe old Eockaway road at the westerly line is 80 feet wide to Atlantic, east of that point is 100 feet wide and at Lib­ erty and through to Aqueduct is 150 feet wide. Old South road is abolished, except for a short stretch known as Oak place. Woodhaven avenue north of Jamaica avenue is to be made. 80 feet wide, 25 feet being taken from the Brooklyn Manor front in order to obtain the width. Sonth of Jamaica avenne it is to be 80 feet wide to Atlantic avenue, and sonth of that to Sutter avenue it is to be 60 feet. Sonth of the new Ridgewood boulevard it is laid out in a straight line, and cuts through re~ gardless of what might stand in its way. The new map plays havoc with some of the more recent additions which have been laid out by bnilders. For­ est Parkway, for instance, has two of its best blocks cut in two by Hillside avenue and Ferris street, these new extensions cutting right through where houses are now built. * Vanderveer avenue, plotted and houses built in the last two months, is moved 65 feet west, and the houses (yet unfinished) will stand exactly in the middle of the street. Cleveland avenne, in Bichmond Hill Terrace, upon which stand many new dwellings, is wiped out. Bichard Bord, a bartender at 453 Fulton street, Jamaica, was arrested Sunday afternoon on a charge of violat­ ing the Liquor Tax Law. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, and Mrs. Magdalena Sebald, of Union Hall street, who have been spending a few uays at Shelter Island, returned Sun­ day. The Bev. J. Howard Hobbs and fam­ ily returned last week from their sum­ mer vacation. Mr. Hybbfi occupied his pulpit in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday. Charles Singer, a builder, of Wc I haven, has been awarded the contrav.. build a honse for Colonel Griffiths, on his property on Clinton avenue, be­ tween Highland avenue and Clinton place, Jamaica, and will commence the work at once. The house will cost $17, - 000, exclusive of plumbing. Vincent Zavatt, notary pnblic, for­ merly of Lawrence, has opened a real estate and employment ageney at 18 Bockaway road. Mr. ^avatt will also draw legal documents and make Italian translations. Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Carter, of Fulton street, who have been spending a week in Denver, returned home Tuesday. Mr. Carter is a war veteran and he attended the Grand Army con­ vention. Edward H. Reeves has purchased the Thomas W. Gauner residence on Grove street. Police Reserves Called Ont. Sundav night Roundsman McCar­ thy, of the Far Bockaway Police, had his hands full when he made an arrest on one of the cars of the Long Island Electric Railway. He placed Frank Marshall, of Bichmond H ilt under ar­ rest, for being drunk and disorderly,' and when he went to take him from the car Marshall’s brother Andrew inter­ fered and a crowd of a dozen young men violently resisted the officer. Mc- jCarthy, who is an all-round athlete, took the disturbers into custody, but not until he had thrown them upon the ground and knelt upon them. The occurrence created a panic on the car, and the police reserves were called out, but by the time they arrived the roundman had Frank and Andrew Marsho’l, the latter a resident of Jamaica, under control. The young men had been on an outing in the bay and were very quarrelsome. Mother Told Sad StoYy. Mrs. Rose Combes, of Locust avenue and MerTick road, Jamaica, on Monday appeared before Magistrate Healy as complainant against her two daughters, Maud and Alice, aged 15 and 13 years, respectively. Mrs. Combes said the girls were dis­ orderly and had degenerated through companionship with bad persons. Agent John Sauer, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, corroborated the mother’s testimony. Magistrate Healy committed the girls to the Training School in Brooklyn. Boy Killed by a Trolley Car. Henry Geonbeiman, 6 years old, was killed in front of his home on Juniper Avenue, Maspeth, Saturday afternoon. He jumped from the steps on the bock of an ico wagon in front of a Metro­ politan avenue trolley ear, The motor­ man was unable to stop the car and tho front wlieela pasfepd over the boy’s fooiy. \ Father Lost Arm; Saved Child. 9 * Frederick Johnson, a carpenter, em­ ployed on the Payne Whitney place at Manhasset, and his daughter, narrow­ ly escaped death at Great Neck, on Saturday. Going to Manhattan he tried to board a moving train holding his child in his arms. He slipped and fell and a train going westward crushed his right arm. He protected tho child with his left, \and when rescued was only concerned about her safety. Ho waa taken to tho Flushing Hospital, where Ms arm was amputated. Sales of Jamaica Property. Charles E. Corwell has sold to Peter Boebling fifty-five lots at Morningside Park, north of Hillside avenne, and between Hoffman Boulevard and New­ town road. The lots are located on the east and west sides of Barrett avenue and the west side of Sussex avenue. Justice Fleming has bought of Robert Clarke a plot of land sur rounding the Jamaica Clnb Honse with a frontage of 125 feet on Herriman avenne and depth of 140 feet and front­ age of 100 feet on Grove street, with a depth of 300 feet. Broke Her Back in a Fall. Thursday the driver of a grocery wagon found the unconscious form of Mrs. Margaret Stewart lying doubled up at the foot of the cellar stairs at her home, 226 Franklin place, Flushing. Dr. Bloodgood discovered that Mrs. Stewart’s back was broken. After a time she recovered consciousness and stated that she had started to go down stairs, when suddenly the strength seemed to leave her limbs, and she re­ membered nothing afterward. She died on Friday. Ball Player Breaks his Leg. During the game of baseball on the grounds at Carlton avenne and Fulton street, Jamaica, on Saturday afternoon between Xavier A. C. of Brooklyn and the Woodhull A, 0., Henry 0. Thiel, of the Xavier team, in running to catch a fly ball collided with W. Blumett, a member of his team, and fell, breaking Ms left leg. He was attended by Dr. Laid of St. Mary’s Hospital fend re­ mained there for treatment, % SPECIAL TERM COURT. Unusually Large September Calendar Awaits Jndge Burr. There will be a special term of the Supreme Court at the Town Hall in Flushing on Monday next. The ses­ sion is likely to last through the week because of the unusually large number of cases on the calendar. Judge Burr will preside, and the lawyers are .glad, because Judge Burr is considerate and courteous on the bench. The cases are as follows: Ader vs Lace, Baker vs City of New York, Brundage vs City of New York, Burrucker vs Thwaite, Boernm vs Boernm, Cammann vs City of New York, Cannon vs City of New York, Carroll vs City New York, Cosgrove vs City of New York, Carroll vs City of New York, Capone vs Kremer, Clonin vs City of New York, Doblrn vs Kent, Davren vs City of New York, Davison vs Mearns, Elkner vs City of New York, Ehrmann vs Ehrmann, Goldman ’S Mergle, Graham vs City of New York, Groh vs Groh, Gaines vs Bar­ nett. Hogan vs City of New York, Hark- ness vs Graham, Hall vs City of New York, Hippie vs City of New York, Holland vs Matthews, Hickman vs Brinckerhoff, Kearns vs City of New York, Lawlor vs City of New York, Levy vs Levy. McMahon vs Citv of New York, Mundy vs City of New York, McGowan vs City of New York, McGuire vs City of New York, Moeser vs City of New York, McCorry vs City of New York, Mercogliano vs Mercog- liano, Maier vs Burger, Moore vs Moore, Nicholson vs Nicholson, New York and Qaeens Electric Light and Power Compary vs L. I. Machine and Marine Construction Company, Or­ pheus vs City of New York, O’Connor vs City of NewYork, Pirone vs Wahl. Queens County Water Company vs Monroe, Rockaway Park Improvement Company ys City of New York, Reger vs Beger, Smith vs City of New York, Sullivan vs City of New York, Spiegel vs Spiegel, Solly vs Solly, Smith vs City of New York (2), Simonetti vs Nocejra, Schmidt vs City of New York, Silberman vs Mayer, Schaefer vs Caftrey, The Canton Steel Roofing Co. vs Kieley, Yilling vs City of New York, Westphfel vs City of New York, Wallace vs Dean (2). Court of Special Sessions. Judges Fleming, Keady and Court­ ney held a court of special sessions at the Town Hall, Jamaica, on Tuesday. David Columbus pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault on Margaret Boss, of Rockaway Beach. He was convict­ ed and fined $10. Peter H. Brandt, charged with sell­ ing liquor at his hotel on Rockaway Beach, was convicted and sentenced to pay a fine of $80. August Cohen was charged with cruelty to animals in driving a horse with sores nnder the harness, the ani­ mal being- sick and exbansted. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $20. John Kelinger, a milkman of 66 Kap­ lan avenae, Jamaica, was convicted of selling impure milk, and fined $50. Michael Gilday, charged with keep­ ing a disorderly house at Long Island City, failedto appear and a bench war­ rant was issued for his arrest. Lawyer Wm. Clark Boe Badly Hurt. William Clark Boe, a well known lawyer, having offices at 99 Nassau street, and who has a fine sum­ mer home near Great 'Neck, was badly hurt in a runaway accident Thursday night. Mr. Roe with his wife, was driving down Manhasset Hill, when the horse was frightened by an automobile, bolted, and ran down a deep embankment at the side of the road. Mr. and Mrs. Roe were thrown out. Mr. Roe struck a tele- grayh pole and was Tendered uncon­ scious. The wagon also passed over his body. He was taken to his home, where Dr. Nealey found that his collar bone was broken and he had sustained serious internal injuries. Mrs. Boe was only slightly injured. Trolley Crash and-Two Hurt. At 9 o’clock Tuesday evening as Pat­ rick Pendergast, 25 years old, and Frederick Lovender, 88 years old, both of Cedarlmrst, were driving on the Bockaway Turnpike near Hook Creek, Jamaica South, their wagon was struck by a trolley car of the Long Island Electric Railroad Company. Both men were thrown to the roadside, Pen­ dergast receiving contusions of the ab­ domen and head, and Lovender con­ tusions of the left side,chest and head. They were attended by Dr. Hioks of St. Mary’s Hospital. Bobbed Woman of a' Bing. John Liscal, 28 years old, of 8 Allen Place, on Monday afternoon stopped Miss Andilice Howalke, of Wood­ haven, on the Bockaway road in Jamaica, and forcibly took a gold ring from, ber finger. Ho was later arrested by I^atrolman Post fend fully identifi­ ed. Ho was held on a chargo ofblgb- way robbery.. MDLIIGSMITIES Legislative Probers Inquire Into Relations of Insurance Com­ panies and the Banks. QUESTION OF PROFIT TAKING Officials Claim That Money Could Not Be Profitably Invested W ithout Syn­ dicate Operations In Which Interme­ diary Concerns Figure—The Matter of Private Interests In Underwritings. New- York, Sept. 15.—With George F. Baker, president of the First National bank, and Treasurer Frederick Crom­ well of the Mutual Life Insurance com­ pany as his principal witnesses Coun­ sel Charles E. Hughes of the Insurance investigating committee got down to the fundamental question of the rela­ tions betw-een the great insurance com­ panies and the banking establishments. He inquired into the relations of the Mutual Life with banks and trust com­ panies in which it is interested and in­ to the banking interests handling large issues of securities with a view to bringing out, first, whether these re­ sult in a greater profit to the insur­ ance company than it would realize from operating itself, and, second, whether the incidental participation of insurance trustees is or is not in con­ flict with their duties to their various institutions. Mr. Baker and Treasurer Cromwell united in sayiug that the insurance in­ terests could not profitably obtain the securities in the open market without syndicate participations and that under present conditions it is out of the ques­ tion for them to attempt to deal direct­ ly with railroad and oth -r corporations bringing out securitie- fit for insur­ ance investments. Both men were of the opinion that the bankers are in c< ntrol of the situa­ tion, not only as regards the large in­ vestment interests like the insurance companies, but also so far as the rail­ roads are concerned, their argument being that present day security issues are of such size that flotation through bankers is an essential of success. Bank Participation Necessary. Mr. Cromwell was ilso examined at considerable length in the matter of the Mutual’s relation to ti e National Bank of Commerce and to trust companies in which it is a large stockholder, the line of inquiry tending to throw light upon the question whether any profit ac­ crued to the - insurance company through the indirect handling of cer­ tain financial operations incident to its business over what would be realized if the company performed the transac­ tions direct and without the interme­ diary concerns. The Mutual’s treas­ urer was of the opinion that the vol­ ume of funds that the insurance com­ panies have to handle necessitated the bank and trust company phase of life insurance business. In the matter of personal profits from syndicate participations in issues of which one’s own company subse­ quently buys securities, Mr. Baker and Mr. Cromwell as well as other wit­ nesses, among them Louis M. Jarvie of Arbuckle Bros., a Mutual trustee, declared.that their actions on behalf of the company were by no meaus affected by their private interests in underwritings. Mr. Hughes announced that the object of his questioning was to find out whether it was proper for trustees of life- insurance companies to make profits accruing indirectly In some part by reason of the company’s purchase at the price of public issue. Bryan to Roosevelt. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 15.—In an open letter to President Roosevelt W. J. Bryan says: “Circumstance placed you in a position where, as chief executive of the nation, you were able to bring Bussia and Japan together to effect an honorable peace. You performed your duty in a manner creditable to your­ self and to your country. You have been hailed as a peacemaker, and you realize how the peaceful victory thus achieved by you outshines your mili­ tary exploits. Why not nse the pres­ ent opportunity to put* on foot a move­ ment for the establishment of perma­ nent peace?’’ The Printing Office Scandal. Washington, Sept. 15.—John L. Kea- nedy, former agent for the Mergen- thaler company, who sold the Mergen- thaler machines to the government printing office, Is in Washington and says a congressional investigation of the Lanstou contract will tie forced. Kennedy is the man who stirred up the trouble over the Lanstou. contract and Public Printer Palmer hy his testi­ mony before the Keep commission. He asserts that a part of the Lanstoa deal was that Palmer, who was dismissed recently, was to have that company’s influence to retain his position. Raisuli Restores Peace. Tangier, Sept. 15. - The warring trlh i have submitted to Raisuli and peace has heen restored in the suburbs. M. do Baeheracht, former Russian min­ ister to Morocco, has arrived here tin­ der instructions to attend th s interna­ tional conference on Moroccan rc'fossm*

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