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THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. XEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MATUH 2S, 1017. 31 IT'S UP TO 40,000 TONS OF CARGO ON 3 SHIPS THROUGH WAR ZONE IN 3 DAYS DR. WILLIAMS FACES FIGHT FOR DEPUTY HEALTH OFFICIAL SALTS IS FINE FOR KIDNEYS JUIT MEAT the Kidneys at once when Back hurts or Bladder bothers, i "FA1RCHILD SERVICE" it maintained upon the principle that the interests of itt Patrons are ill interests, and every effort it made lo render the best tervice, with the greatest pos-tible living to ill palrom. Fairchild Sons FUNERAL DIRECTORS 86 LEFFERTS PLACE i I I it 1 I .1 mmtmwf naV-SMi i rT' sn a.
V3 saasrtB 2b Ill I I Adriatic and Manchuria as Well as the St. Louis Have Arrived Safely. ADRIATIC HAD 13,000 TON'S. Manchuria la One of the Biggest American Vessels Afloat and Carried 18,000 Tons. The safe arrival In British ports of the American steamship Manchuria and the British steamships Adriatic, reported today, makes with the St.
Louis, whose arrival was reported Monday, three big ships, carrying about 40,000 tons of cargo, to successfully have passed through the German U-boat zone within three days. The arrival of the Manchuria, which belongs to the American Line and flies the American flag, was reported In a cablegram to the New York offices of the line today, and was announced by P. S. A. Franklin, head of the International Mercantile Marine, which owns the ship.
The International Mercantile Marine also announced the Adriatic's arrival. The Adriatic is one of the largest cargo carriers in the transatlantic service, and since the outbreak of the war has been used for the transportation of war supplies and munitions almost exclusively. It Is estimated that her cargo on the voyage Just completed amounts to more than 15,000 tons. The Manchuria is one of the biggest American vessels afloat, is 600 feet long, 65 feet in the beam and has a depth of hold of 3t feet. Her gross tonnage is and on the trip now reported ended carried approximately 18,000 tons of cargo.
The capacity of the American liner St. Louis, whose safe arrival was reported yesterday, is aoout iu.uuu tons, but It was stated that the vessel on her last sailing from New York carried no contraband of war. The Manchuria, which was formerly owned by the Pacific Mall Steamship Company and plied in the transpacific trade, sailed Friday, March 16, the day before the sailing of the St. Louis. Among the crew of 159 men.
90 were American- citizens, and all but three were native born Americans. Thei steamer carried no passengers. Tne Adriatic carried In addition to about 15,000 tons of cargo about 80 passengers, including a number of Americans. The arrival at an Atlantic port of the White Star Line freighter Cretic rrom a European port was announced today. The Anchor Line steamshlo Tus- cania, with a heavy cargo, sailed this morning ror Glasgow.
No informa tion regarding the sailing of the ship was given out at tne onices ol the line. MORAHT AGAINST GERMAN DRIVE ON RUSSIA NOW Berlin, March 27 (via March 28) The idea of a great, off en. sive- against Russia In order to take advantage of her supposed demoralization is not regarded with favor by Major Moraht, the widely known military expert of the Major Moraht writes: i "The foreground of interest still lies in the situation on the western front. From a purely military standpoint, I must say that for the time being no change need be expected. Political consideration, which our military au- tnoriues must taite into account, will probably not be influenced by events in Russia.
This must be emphasized. because many politicians already see the sun of peace rising in the East, and a peace at that which we are to win through operations of force: I would consider it wiser to eive the conflict between the Russian rmy and the provisional government More chance to develop. This weakening of our enemy can continue without our help and yet without precluding our attack at the moment when an inclination is shown to give up resistance." AUSTRALIA MAY AGAIN VOTE ON CONSCRIPTION Ottawa, March 28 Announcement by Premier Hughes of Australia that the question of compulsory military service might be submitted to the electorate was greeted by prolonged cheer ing at a large meeting he addressed yesterday in Bendigo, according to a dispatch received here from Mel bourne by Reuter's Ottawa agency. Mr. Hughes appealed, the dispatch says, for whole-hearted co-operation in the war by Australia with money, men, supplies and production, urging organized efforts to increase the food output for the Empire.
He denounced the methods or tne Labor party caucus, declaring that all loyal Australians felt humiliated because the Labbrltes in the Senate had prevented Australian representation at the Imperial Conference in London. To refute false statements made, he said, in regard to the soldier vote on the conscription referendum, Mr. Hughes announced the correct figures as 72,000 for and 58,000 against. SEES MEXICO NEUTRAL IF U. S.
ENTERS THE WAR Boston, March 28 The opinion that Mexico would remain neutral In case of war between the United States and Germany was expressed by Gerza Zertuche, recently appointed Mexican Consul here, in a statement made public today. "I am basing my opinion, ne saia, nn the feeling of the people and the Carranza Administration, but In this matter I am not tnetr mouui-piece. I am inclined to think that my country's leanings are for the Allies. Our feeling toward tne Lnited States will be most cordial. WRECKER ARRESTED NEAR FORT TOTTEN Cargo of Dynamite on Motor-boat Aroused Woman's -Suspicions.
PLOT THEORY TAKEN LIGHTLY. Perth Amboy Man Says Ho Was Following His Trade Release Expected. The discovery of what was at first believed to be a plot to destroy Fort Totten, yesterday, gave the police considerable trouble, and resulted in the arrest last night of Mathias Johnson, 39 years old, of 19 Smith street, Perth Amboy, N. J. Mrs.
Frank While, the wife of the captain of a scow lying near Ward's Basin, at Flushing Creek, observed a small motorboat that had been lying In the basin all day, only about a mile from Fort Totten, Her suspicions becoming aroused she made a visit to the craft to investigate. She found, she declared, 40 pounds of dynamite and a number of detonating caps in the craft and at once reported the matter to. the police. Last night Johnson was boarding the boat when he was arrested. Today he was arraigned In the Flushing court, but the only charge the police could make against him was that he had violated the city ordinance which prohibits the transportation of explosives without a permit.
He was held in $500 ball until Friday, until tho police may have opportunity to investigate the story he told in court. Tho police take tho plot theory very lightly. Johnson, who is an American of Danish parents, declares he is a wrecker, and, was on his way to the Bronx River to dynamite a wreck In order to recover the iron work. lie declares he put his boat, in at Ward's Basin yesterday on account of the bad weather. He declared that he had been in the wrecking business for years, and had never required a per mit.
It Is expected that after his friends in Perth Amboy have been located he will be released. FOR WAR ADVERTISING Government toCo-ordinate Work Through Advisory Board. Washington, March 28 Preliminary arrangements for co-ordinntln of all Government advertising of national scope through a nationul advertising advisory board were made today at the War and Navy Departments. Details will be worked out through Director Gilford of the National Defense Council. The purpose of the board, the services of which have been offered to the Government without cost, is to determine the advertising medium to be employed in campaigns to secure soldiers, sailors or workmen of any kind in the present emergency.
As measure of preparedness In the event that a big volunteer army is raised, copies of all the posters and literature used for this purpose In England are now enroute from Lon don, The committee, which called on Secretary Daniels and Secretary Baker today, is headed by Herbert H. Houston, president of tho Associated Advertising Association, nnd Included William H. Ilankln, president of tho Western Advertising Agents Associa tion. Chicago; O. J.
Gude, New York: Thomas II. Moore of tho American Newspaper Publishers Association, and C. Ham of tlio Association of National Advertisers. i I A Its common stock at par, realizing in all for the Huntington properties $309,520. The Patchogue Electric Light Company has been authorized by the up-State Public Service Commission to issue $60,000 of its common stock at par; $1,768.78 will be used in part payment for a new 760 K.
steam turbo-generator and the balance for the reimbursement of the company's treasury for expenditures heretofore determined to have been properly made for fixed capital. PARIS TO PROVIDE GOOD SITE FOR LINCOLN STATUE Paris, March 28 The statue of Lincoln which America Is giving France will be erected In Paris, the City Council having accepted the offer of it made by Premier Ribot. Adrien Mlthouard, President of the Council, in his letter to the Premier on the subject says: "The City of Paris is happy to be honored with such an offer, In which we see a new and precious pledge of the traditional friendship, and I beg you to transmit to the organizing committee our acceptance and our cordial thanks. "As to where the statue will be put, it will be decided, when we receive it, but our American friends may be sure we shall give to the statue of President Lincoln a location worthy of it." FRENCH OC.NA I UK UlttJ ON WAY TO GERMANY Paris, March 28 Charles Sebline, i Senator for the Alsne Department, is reported to have died ot grief and privation while being taken to Germany as a hostage. Senator Sebline, who was 71.
years old, remained In his home at Montercourt, among his constituents, througnout the German occupation. He was forced to accompany the retreating Germans after seeing his sugar plant destroyed and his estate ravaged. ADMIRAL J. H. OLIVER FOR DANISH INDIES Islands Will Be Taken Over on Saturday and Paid for Them." FORTS TO BE BUILT THERE.
Two U. S. Naval Vessels Ordered to St. Thomas Flag to Be Raised. Washington, March 28 Rear Admiral James H.
Oliver, Chief of Naval Intelligence, today was named by Sec- retary Daniels as Governor -of the Danish West Indies, which are to be taken over Saturday by the States. The ceremonies of transfer will take place at St. Thomas and In Washington on tho tame day. Secretary McAdoo will deliver to the Danish Minister the Government warrant for $25,000,000 In payment for the Islands. Important fortifications will be con structed and the Islands used as a naval base for further protection of the Panama Canal and for general military purposes.
Rear Admiral Oliver will leave Saturday for new post. He will serve until a permanent form of Government Is fixed by Congress. Secretary Daniels announced that two naval vessels, the transport Hancock and the cruiser Olympla, have been ordered to St. Thomas for tho transfer ceromonles. Captain B.
B. Blcrer, commanding the Hancock, will officiate as the ranking naval ottlcer. The acquisition will be marked by the lowering of the Danish flag and the raising of the Stars and Stripes and firing of salutes by the two ships. No man or woman who eats meat regularly can make a mistake by flushing the kidneys occasionally, says a vcll-known authority. Meat forms uric acid which clogs the kidney pore so they sluggishly filter or strain only part of the waste and poisons from the blood, then you get sick.
Nearly all rheumatism, headaches, liver trouble, nervousness, constipation, dizziness, sleeplessness, bladder disorders come from sluggish kidneys. The moment you fee! a dull ache in the kidneys or your back hurts, or if the urine is cloudy, offensive, full of sediment, irregular of passage or attended by a sensation of scalding, get about four ounces of Jad Salts from any reliable pharmacy and take a table-spoonful in a glass of water before breakfast for a few days and your kidneys will then act fine. This famous salts is made from the acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined with lithia and has been used for generations to flush clogged kidneys and stimulate them to activity, also to neutralize the acids in urine so it no longer causes irritation, thus ending bladder disorders. Jad Salts is inexpensive and cannot injure; makes a delightful effervescent lithia-water drink which all regular meat eaters should take now and then to keep the kidneys clean and this blood pure, thereby avoiding seriou.i kidney complications. Adv.
FOUR MORE GUARD REGIMENTS CALLED 74th N. Y. Infantry of Buffalo Among the Organizations Mustered in. SECOND NEW JERSEY ALSO. General Wood Orders Co.
E. Ninth Massachusetts to Go on Active Duty. AVashlngton, March 28 Four addi tional regiments of the National Guard were called into the Federal service today by the War Department. They are the First West Virginia, Seventy-fourth New York, Second Connecticut and Second New Jersey infantry regiments. Columbus, Ohio, March 28 Adju tant General Wood today issued a call for the organization at once of an-.
other regiment of infantry for the Ohio National Guard. It is hoped to recruit the new regiment in Eastern Ohio. "Somewhere In Ohio" was the only information available today as to the disposition of the seventeen companieu of Ohio guardsmen called out late yes terday by Governor Cox for use in guarding strategic points. Boston, March 28 Company of Ninth Regiment is the first unit of the two National Guard regiment mobilized in this State, to be assigneil to active duly. Orders were received last night from Major General Leonard Wood, commanding the Depart ment of the East, that one company of this regiment be detached for duty In protecting property.
Colonel Ed ward L- Logan selected Company commanded by Captain James J. O'Brien, and early today the company was ready to be mustered Into the Federal service and to leave the armory. Boston, March 28 Two days of recruiting for the National Guard showed 1,800 applicants and 773 enlistments by men physically fit, it wai announced at the Adjutant General's office today. Some of the applicants had not been examined when the re. ports were sent to the Adjutant General last night.
PLEADS TO SWINDLE. Man Who Sold "Dinner" Tickets to 1 Be Sentenced Friday. Edward McGuinness. the genial 300- pound man, who Is alleged to have harvested a tidy sum by securing sub scriptions and advertisements for a supposed dinner to be given at the Astor, pleaded guilty today before County Judge Hylan to grand larceny. second degree, and will be sentenced on Friday.
McGuinness is 32 years or age ana. lives at Hoyt and Baltic streets. He was arrested on complaint of Charles Asche of tho Hotel St. George, who accused McGuinness of swindling him out of $100 for the "dinner" to be given under the auspices of the "State and County Civil Employees Assocla tion." DR. CORISH SENT HOME.
Ordered to Institution Following Wife's flinrgc of Intoxication. Dr. John L. Corish, 66 years old, of 1252 Baker avenue, Jamaica, and formerly a Brooklyn physician, wa sent to the Home of the Aged and. Infirm, Manhattan, by Magistrate Koehendorfer, nt the Jamaica Police Court today.
This action was taken on the recommendation of the King County Hospital, where Dr. Corish has been under observation during the past week. His wife, Eliza, allege that the doctor is a habitual drunk ard. BROOKLYN I. DIRECTORS.
(Sporlal to The Ragle.) Albany. March Zi With a capital of the Cray, Dowd Company, of tho Horougll of yuochs, was chartered today, to do a realty bunlnccf. The directors draco D. Wood of Hayalilc, Mary D. Wood of Glen RldKo, N.
and Newman It. Ray ir.ond of WooUhaven. Samuel Perlman and ftose Perlman of rtrooklyn aro directors of the International Sponge Company, of New York City, Incorporated with a capita! of $10,000. W. H.
Smith of llruiiklyn Ik amon( the directors of the corporation atyled C. L. of Ni York City, formcil with a cuplial of 110. to manufacture furniture, etc. K.
Hudillexlnn nn.t I). Vt Walker of Flushing are illnTlnra of tho Hudrtleston-Marsh Mahogany c.inipuiry, of Near York City, Willi a capital of to ileal in von.ls, i.i". Moaes I of Brooklyn la a director of the l'erfect t'ndirwear Company, ot New York City, riipltnltteil nt 110,000. Tho Kings County Cigar and Stationery Corporation nf lirooklyn win chartered wtth a capital of 1 0, 000. Tho directors aro Joseph Itlock, Holomon Kaufman und Samuel Itockmuller nf Brooklyn.
John II. Kustcrdny of lirooklyn appear' as a director of the Direct Shipping Corpo rc.tlon of New York City, organized, with a capital of J10.0O0. WANTED HEM' FEMALES. NCHSK for baby 10 I enoes; carfare jialil: Lit; SCAN, Wi ocean "i'th o'tl; god refer-: riutbuah. Mrs.
Office Is Under Civil Service Rules, but Dr. Emerson Appointed Him. HEARING NEXT WEDNESDAY. Rumor That There Will Be a Warm ight Before Dr. Williams Is Confirmed.
Dr. Linsly R. Williams of 884 Park avenue, Manhattan, recommended for appointment as Deputy Health Com missioner by Dr. Haven Emerson and tho Board of Health, will face a fight In tho Municipal Civil Service Com mission, It is understood, before he wins the $6,000 post. The place, which is really that of t-'aultary Superintend ent, is under civil tervice rules and Dr.
Williams cannot be named unless the Commission concurs In the Emer son recommendation. According to civil service regula tions, a public hearing must bo held before Dr. Williams gets the Deputy Commlssionorship. This is because his designation is asked under a rule of the Commission which permits ap polntment without examination on the ground or tho fitness of the candidate. It was taid today at the office of tho commission that the hearing in the Williams case would come up In the ordinary course next Wednesday.
The recommendation asking the commission's approval did not reach its office in time for action today. Civil Service Commissioner Darwin R. James said that he had heard of no opposition to Dr. Williams, either in the commission or out of it, but said that it might exist without his knowing of it because the noinina Hon of the doctor had come in only this morning. If there was opposi tion, said Commissioner James, full opportunity for hearing It would be given next Wednesday.
In other quar ters tne rumor was persistent that there would be a warm fight in the commission before Dr. Williams' name went through, and it was said to be even possible civil service approval might be indefinitely held up. It Dr. Williams name is blocked there will bo another opportunity for Brooklynites to urge the appointment of a BVooklyn physician. BLAME PALL FOR ACCIDENT.
Doctor Says He Ran Auto in Front of Ambulance. On complaint of Dr. Wallace Duke-shire, ambulance surgeon' of the Norwegian Hospital, George F. Pall, 29, an upholsterer, living at 3910 Fifth avenue, was arraigned before Magistrate Voorhees in the Fifth avenue police court today, on a charge of reckless driving. The appearance of Pull followed a crossing accident at Seventeenth street and Sixth avenue, when the automobile ambulance, in which the doctor was riding, ran on the sidewalk and crashed Into a plate glass.
Dr Dukeshlre's hand was painfully cut. The doctor blamed Pall for the accident, saying he drove his automobile through Fifth avenue and paid no heed to the ambulance bell, while the hospital vehicle was going through Seventeenth street, and approaching the crossing. Tall told Magistrate Voorhees the ambulance driver was responsible for the accident. Magistrate Voorhees paroled him for a hearing, April 9. MRS.
JANE R. KIMBALL DIES Church and Charity Worker for Many Years in Brooklyn. Mrs. Jane R. Kimball, wife of the late Rev.
Henry D. Kimball, D.D., well remembered as a Tale man, with strong convictions in favor of Christian Socialism, and who for many years acrried on philanthropic work In the lower wards of New York City, died on Sunday at tho residence Of her brother, Edward S. Wilson. Mrs. Kimball was born in Brooklyn and was a member of the Washington Avenue Baptist Church for twenty-eight years, before that being an attendant of Plymouth Church when Henry Ward Beecher was its pastor.
She for some time conducted many of her hus- Sirs. Jano R. Kimball. band's charitable interests, only relinquishing them when broken health came, and she was ill for eight years. Tho funeral service was held at her brother's residence at 1 1 o'clock Tuesday morning and was conducted by tho Rev.
Dr. John G. Bacchus, rector emeritus of the P. E. Church of the Incarnation.
Tho Interment was in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Kimball Is survived by a son and two daughters, Henry D. Kimball, Mrs. Edward E.
Borrowes and Mrs. Frank Gottsch. BRITISH AGENT KILLS SELF Munitions Expert Commits Suicide at Bethlehem Company. Allentown, March 28 William J. Morris, proof commissioner for tho British government in the United States and Canada, committed suicide early today in the olllco building of the Bethlehem Steel Company by shooting himself through the heart with a revolver.
Jlorrls arrived in South Bethlehem yesterday after visiting the munitions plants In Canada. He was engnged In his nlllco the greater pnrt of the night. Telephone operators for the steel company heard a shot and investigators found tho commlnslnner dead in IiIm chair. There Is no Known motive. He was 45 years old and leaves a widow In England, I MANUAL TRAINING JOINS EAGLE BEE Nine Brooklyn Schools Now En rolled for Current Event's Contest April 27.
EDUCATORS BACK PROJECT. High School Students Have Chance to Do Better Than V'nivcrslty of Chicago. All of the nine Brooklyn high schools the Poly Prep and the pre. paratory school of St. Francis College, as well as Newtown High Scnool of Queens Borough, have announced that they will participate in.
the Brooklyn Eagle Current Events Bee, which Is to be held at the Girls High School on April 27. The Manual Training High School is the last school to come into the contest. Every educator recognizes the cul tural value of such a contest, although in all the high, schools current events form an Important part of the work in history. The Eagle is convinced that In no Brooklyn or Queens secondary school would the students, without preparation, be found to be so ill-in formed as some of the students at the University of Chicago, who were quizzed a few days ago on "past and current topics." It is said that 50 per cent, of the questions in the quiz were answered correctly, but here are some of the questions and the answers: Q. Who was Disraeli? A.
An Irish patriot. Q. Who is Gerard? A. (1) A Ger man statesman. (2) Name of a cigar, (3) An English statesman very active in the present war.
(4) The hero of "Cloister in the Hearts." Q. Who Is Lloyd-George? A. King or England. Q. Who is Zimmermann? A.
(1) A Danpiayer. (2) A prize fighter. (3) A restaurant keeper on Dearborn street. Q. Who is Joffre.
A. A prominent nussian Q. What is referred to in the quo-t tation: "A Niobe of nations, there she stand." About three-fourths an- swered: "The Statue of Liberty." Q. Who is the "Wizard of Menio "Park?" Alas for Thomas Edison's name! not one correct answer. What was the Alhambra? in London.
ATTACKED BY U-BOAT The British steamship Ruahine, from a port of Europe, was attacked by a submarine on March 17, when a torpedo missed her stern by about twenty reet, her officers reported when the ship finished her voyage across the Atlantic today. Nothing was seen or tne u-Doat. WAR LOSSES BRING A MUSHROOM FLEET Continued From Page 1. not have time to dry. Only one coat of shellac was given her interior fin ishing.
Everything about her is just as cheap as they could make it." Thrown Together and Furnished Like a Flat. He showed The Eagle man through tne captain quarters. The wood work was all of thinly shellaced Cana dian fir, which looks like our white pine. There was little suggestion of tho sea about the cabin. It was more like a tiny room in a temporary mountain hotel.
Bright oilcloth covered the sloping floor. An Iron pot stove, not a ship stove but a "house" stove, stood in the middle of a square of zinc, and a "house" stove pipe curled toward a hole in the ceiling. The lamp hanging over the table was a "house" lamp, A tin alarm clock ticked on a tiny shelf. In the sleeping quarters stood single beds with casters on; beds made for landlubbers to sleep in. The doors had come from a factory and had been made for houses.
In the hurry of getting the Letitia T. Mackay oft on her maiden voyane her owners had had no time to hunt for regular ship hardware and woodwork. They bought what could be delivered quickest and sent her. to sea. "Schooners are the cheapest and quickest to build.
I guess nobody is building any other kind of wooden ships," commented Skipper Butler. Inquiry proved that Captain Butler was right. In the Navigation Bureau's summary of wooden shipbuilding not one square-rigged ship was listed. When builders stopped making oceangoing vessels of wood more than twenty years ago they had' been turning out barks and barkentlnes, ships with one or two masts rigged with little square sails and the mainmast rigged with one big mainsail slung out on a spar and a boom. Old shipping men say that at the same time ocean builders stopped building square-rigged vessels the men on the Great Lakes stopped building schooners.
Ships of iron and steel were so much bigger and faster that no one wanted to send freight in a little slow "wind-Jammer" any more. The tables are turned now. Steel mills are behind in orders for ship plates. The shipyards cannot get enough men to speed work on what steel they can get. Every shipyard is full of orders that will require several years to complete.
All the floatable wooden ships In the world have been fitted up and still there Is a tonnage famine. Practically every one of the left-over schooners from the old Great Lakes fleet has been sent to the seaboard, and now new schooners are being hurriedly rushed together. Many of the blcKer ones nrn fnr transoceanic trade, but the majority are to supply the famine in coasting tonnage. Until the war is over and the millions of tons of requisitioned ships are released for merchant service, and until tho ships sunk by the U-boats have been replaced by new ones, the schooners will be fortune-makers for their owners. When peace brings quiet to the water front again the schooners will lie consigned to tho limbo of old-ship graveyards, long since the lleets of Baltimore clippers and barks have rotted away.
There they will Trait for whichever comes first, another war or "tho conqueror worm." liut now thej are in their heyday. $1,175,000 FOR NEW L.I.R.R. EQUIPMENT Up-State Public Service Commission Approves $940,000 Trust Fund Certificates. LIGHT CONCERN MERGER O. Long Island Lighting Company Take Over Four Smaller Corporations.
to (Special to The Eagle.) Albany, March 28 Equipment trust certificates for the purchase of new equipment by the Long Island Railroad Company have been approved by the up-State Public Service Commission. It will spend $1,175,000 In the purchase of eighteen steel passenger cars, four steel parlor cars, one steel passenger and baggage car, ten steel baggage and express cars seventy steel trailer cars, fifteen refrigerator milk cars, four switching locomotives and six freight locomotives. The company will issue 3940,000 of 4 V. cent 'certificates at 98 to net $925,900, paying the balance of $249,100 In cash from Its treasury. Its certificates will mature semi-annually for ten years.
Part of the plans of the Long Island Lighting Company for tying together small independent concerns on Long Island have been approved by the up-State Public Service Commission and the company will now proceed with the acquisition of the Suffolk Gas and Electric Company, the Soijth Shore Gas Company, the Huntington Light and Power Company and the Huntington Gas Company. Tne company has announced that it will improve and extend the service throughout and between the territories now termed by these companies. The. company's application for ihe acquisition of the Suffolk Electric Light end Power Company, North Shore Electric Light and Power Company and Suffolk Light, Heat and Power Company is stiil before the Commission. The Long Island company is authorized to buy all of the $200,000 stock of the Suffolk Gas and Electrlo Company, issuing a like amount of Its own stock par for par and merging the Suffolk company into Itself and is or-dered to write off and amortize serially $94,647 of the book' value of the merged company.
The same procedure will be followed In the acquisition of the $63,300 stock of the South Shore Gas In which case $21,651 must be amortized. In the case of the Huntington conn panies the Long Island company. Is authorized to acquire all of their, prop erty and assets. For this purchase the Long Island company may issue $206,000 of Its 6 per first mortgage bonds, to be sold at 92, netting $189,000 and $120,000 of contractors of the city, were1 unanimous In their decision tq take steps to help the War Department in case of need. A committee representing the contractors waited upon the, Engineering Department of the War Department and offered to mobilise their great industrial forces as well as attend to such emergency matters as might lie within their sphere.
Just what they offered to do, mem-bers of the association refused to say today, on the ground that It was fitting that all such Information should come from the War Department, but one of the most prominent oontractori In the city, when asked if they could build trenches, replied with a laugh: "We could build trenches from here to Hades if need be." Big Contractors Offer Their Services to theU.S. The big contractors of this city, with thousands of men ana a thorough equipment of engineering tools at their disposal, have offered their services to the War Department In the event of war. The tender of the services of the contractors was made through a committee of which Frederick L. Cranford, the well-known Brooklyn contractor, Is the chnlrmnn. The contractors decldod to hold themselves at the disposal of tholr country, the moment Count Johann von Bernstorff, former German Ambassador to this country, was rocnlled.
The General Contractors' Association, numbering about 200 of tho foremost Far olber CUji'ifud Adv. tea Udci fay.
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