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AX ICE FAMINE IMMINENT.
LITTLE HOPE OF AVERTING IT-OPEN
WINTER THE CAUSE.
Unless all present Indications fall and the un
expected comes to pass. New-York will be called
upon to face an ice famine this summer, with a
consequent enhancement ; n cost that if. likely
to make the record prices of UML the last
famine year, seom cheap by comparison. In
earlier days a certain dusky potentate who lived
In an equatorial country sent one of his sub
jects travelling to pee and report upon the out
side world. In due time the subject returned
and told the tale of his adventure? to his mas
ter. The monarch marvelled much as the tale
unfolded, but evidences of scepticism on his part
were seen to multiply, and when his retainer
finally came to tell him of walking on the sur
face of the water and sliding over it on bars of
sharpened steel, his patience gave way and he
had the travelled one put to death on the spot.
It is safe to say that had the report included
the chase of a ton of ice at the figures It
seems likely to rule at next summer, torture
would have prefaced the death penalty.
In IS9O ice ruled at $20 the short ton. or a cent
a pound delivered, and at this almost prohibi
tive price people used it only as necessity com
pelled, and to the poorer classes it at once be
came an absolutely unobtainable luxury. But
the ill effects of the famine reached further
than actually to deprive people of the use of
this almost necessary article of daily use, fon. it
added to the- price of many of the necessaries
of lire; in fact, of all those of a perishable
nature, Nek as eggs, milk and cream, poultry,
meats and similar things which call for cold
storage and refrigerators to preserve. In all of
these the then ultra price of ice was so great
as to enhance the price of each and every egg.
quart of milk or pound of meat sold. A famine
in Ice is. therefore, a real and present calamity
and one that will bear heavily upon the poorer
HI'DSOX RIVER CROP SHORT.
This has been an open winter on the Hudson,
and while earlier in th? season there was a
freeze, it was not of sufficient duration to per
mit <f tfe* rutting and housing of ice in any
quantity, and when the ice did go out of the
r:v<r ih<Te was little or none of it in the ice
houses along the banks A short ice crop on the
Hudson has always meant much to Maine, for
the mwi that the icemen there were then
ci>ar,hd to dispose of their ftOCfc at advanced
aHacs, but it has peidom happened that at the
MH*e time the Ki-nnebec. Hudson and Penobscot
yielded short supplies of ice. This is what has
happened this year, and New-York is about to
enter on the summer season of 19UO with little
or no kx in the Hudson River houses and only
a half supply in Maine to draw upon. This/lat
ter if dvi to a variety of causes, the iirst and
foremost betas v! - '-pen winter in the Pine
Stati and if the lesser ones that when
• did form it was as anchor ice, which is
poor in Uw cutting and expensive to handle.
Tke situation sums up into this, that on the
Hud«<>ii there :s scarcely any ice at all; in Maine,
on both the Penobscot and Kenneb^e rivers,
• mly half a crop has been gathered, and there
ia j "n.. tically little or no reserve supply to draw
up ii. In JM*». when ice sold at record prices
in this < ity, not only was a full crop gathered in
Main', but tke people there took advantage of
the open winter on the Hadson and cut and
boused ice everywhere along the river banks, po
thai the suwly f-om that section was greatly
Increased. Last year and in ordinary years ice
retailed in thts city at about 20 cents a hundred
pound* oc $4 a ton. This year it would re
quire a courageous man to say what figure it
may not reach.
SUPPLY FROM MAINE FAILS, TOO.
It is to-day the middle of March, and the only
possibility of relief from this threatened calam
ity is that such a freeze may yet take place as
to render it possible to house a crop of Ice. The
rivers both here and In Maine are now frozen
over, but in neither State is the ice of sufficient
thickness to cut, and it would take at least
a three days' steady freeze for it to become so.
Th>- chances, therefore, of more ice being gath
ered are extremely slim.
It may well be asket* why, in such an emer
gency, artificial ice cannot relieve the situation;
and with all the talk that is constantly indulged
in concerning the extraordinary possibilities of
artificial Ice and the cheapness of its manu
facture, it is curious that more of it is not in
UK-. A prominent ice company official said the
other day that the reason artificial Ice did not
enter more into competition with natural ice
Mas that It could not be produced cheaply, and
that, if it could, the American Ice Company
would unquestionably use it and construct
great artificial Ice plants. Of the 2,000,000 tons
of ice consumed annually in the Borough of
Manhattan only 100.000 tons is artificial ice, and
that is pretty nearly the full amount that can
annually be produced, and as it is too late now
to construct artificial ice plants for use this
summer, relief cannot be hoped for from that
It therefore seems practically certain that
New-Yorkers wili be called upon to pay the
highest prices for Ice ever known here, and they
should prepare themselves accordingly.
DECISION AGAINST THE MANHATTAN.
TWO JUDGMENTS FOR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY
IN EIXTH-AVE. AFFIRMED BY THE AP
Two Judgments obtained by Edward A. Morrison
against the Manhattan Elevated Railway, one for
£24,103 and the other for $32,000. for damages to prop
erty in Sixth-aye., between Thirty-second and
Thirty-third st?.. have been affirmed by the Appel
late Division of the Supreme Court. The judg
ments were attacked by the railway company on
the ground that they were excessive. For the Ap
pellate Division .Justice Hlrschberg says the judg
ments were not excessive, as it appeared from the
♦•videnoe, even that of the defendant's, that the
property in that section had increased in value
eince at between 100 and M per cent, while the
1-roperty involved in the suit had Increased In value
only ]0 per cent.
BURGLARY CHARGE NOT ESTABLISHED.
Frank X. Hoehrig. of No. H3 Bergen-st.. and
Taomas G. ICoGfrr, of No. 69 Pineapple-st., Brook
lyn, arks were arrested on Saturday night while
prowling about the workroom of Hulbert Brothers
& Co.. on the sixth floor of the building Nos. I&6
and 18s Woostcr-st., were discharged yesterday by
Magistrate Cornell in Jefferson Market Court. Tne
Magistrate said that no charge or burglary had
been «?«*tab!isbed. »
CIGABMAKMBS TALK OVER GRIEVANCES.
About two thousand cißarmakers, who struck
on Saturday at the factories of Kerbs, Werthf-lm
& S -hiff'-r. met again yesterday in the Hungarian
National Hall, No. IB East Seventy-third-st. All
of Mr. \\>rth«-im'e statements, in which he placed
hiprh averages for the work, were denied by the
strikers, and they said that Instead of setting: $20
and $25 a. week, as Mr. Wertheiin said, the average
was only $6. The strikers said that for ten years
there had been a systematic reduction of wages.
MORE DELAY FOR CLIFFORD.
The papers In the appeal to the United States
Supreme Court for Edward Clifford, who was con
demned for the murder of W. J. Wattson in Weehaw
itin, March 5. !£&€, have been filed in Washington.
James Emm. the prosecutor of Hudson County,
X J.. went to Washington Friday to move for the
clsaittsa! oi the appeal if the papers were not per
fected. Charles J. Peshall, the lawyer who obtained
the c.-oer of appeal in February on the day before
Clifford was to be hanged, fl!«d the papers Satur
The appeal Is based en the contention that Clif
ford is lrJE£r.e and that the Court erred in refusing
to allow the question of his mental condition to be
decided ay a Jury.
It is not probable that the case will be decided
tefCre December, and Clifford's friends believe that
be "ill in the mean time die. He has Blight's
Brace Up a
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p--jfej| invigir&Unx. retretbir.g, nerve- strengthening.
fl—^j At flubs, caff*, restaurant* end hotels, or
%mS THE ARONOACK SPRING, 1362 Broadway.
KINGSTON RA IL WA YHE A R TNG
FRANK IT lI!.ATTI I !. ATT OPENI TIIK (ASK FOR
THE OPPOSITION LINES.
He.uing on the application ;>f the Delaware Val
ley and Kingston Railway Company for permission
to construct a railroad along the route of the old
Delaware and Hudson Canal from I^ackawaxen to
Kingston tidewater, was resumed yesterday before
th? State Railroad Commlsslcn, sitting in the Fifth
The applicant company was represented by
Thomas G. Shearma n nnd John A. Garver. Frank
H. Platt av"t»i as SBOkOSBjESJi for the counsel ap
pearing for the cpposln? railroads— the Ontario
nnd Western, the Erie, the Port Jervls and Mnnti
cello nnd the Kingston and Rondout Valley. Her
bert Klnney represented the Centrnl-Hudson Rail
road, lessee of the West Shore and Wallkill Valley
Colonel Cola said the Commissioners were pre
pared to clt continuously until Thursday of next
week, and be wanted the entire case closed by
that time. Mr. Platt said he was afraid the evi
dence for the opposition would take three weeks • >
present, but 'hat he would do the best hi> could.
Ho called Mr. Thorne, ma lager of the Pennsyl
vania Coal Company, a<= his first witness for cross
examination. Most of M.\ Platt'a questions re
lated to the method, earnings and profits of that
Counsel for the applicants objected to the line
of questioning, and Mr. Pl.itt argued that one of
the reasons advanced for the application was that
with the new road the Pennsylvania Coal Company
could sell a greater quantity of coal at a less cost
to the public and with greater profit to itself. Tha
Commissioners sustained the objection, and also
the refusal of the witness to produce the general
balance sheet of the company for the last five
Mr. Platt put in evidence contracts between the
coal company and the Krle and Pennsylvania rail
road companies to contradict the contention that
there is not a sufficient outlet for the coal mined
In the anthracite regions, and to show that the
construction of a competing road on the Interests
of the coal company would be a broach of faith.
Mr. Thorne contradicted that Interpretation of
the contracts, and declared the right of the coal
company to ship its product by the road offering
the best terms.
Referring to the agreem?nt testified to by the
chairman of thr Individual Coal Operators' Asso
ciation to furnish 2,000,000 tons of coal yearly to the
new road Mr. Thorne said he understood that the
association had contracted to give a certain
amount of tonnage to other roads, but he expected
that with the increased fa'-ilitlen furnished by the
new road, a larger quantity of coal would be mined.
Mr. Platt demanded B copy of the agreement, and
the witness declined to produce it. He declined to
five the name? of any of the parties to the agree
Mr. Thome said the cartage ol 1. C00. 000 tons a year
would give the new road $2(W.<KW profit, and that
the loc.il business on the lintr would bring in a
large sum. He said the total cost of construction
and equipment would »ot exceed $40,000 a m: c for
the eighty-one miles of the route in New-York
State. The Cornell Steamboat Company, from
which his company had purchased all the rights
of the Delaware and Hudson Canni Company, had
assured him that the property was free and dear.
Mr. Platt declared that there was a $5.0*10.000
mortgage on the company's property In Pennsyl
vania, and Samuel D. Coykendall, president of
the Cornell Steamboat Company, interrupted to
pay that the mortgage had been discharged.
Mr. Platt contradicted the statement, and offered
In evidence a copy of the mortgage as record.^.
The CommissioriTS held that it referred to the
Pennsylvania end of tbe property, and was of no
concern to th«m.
The witness was excused while President George
R Williams of the Chemical National Bank, and
a director of the Pennsylvania Coal Company, and
also of the Delaware Valley and Kingston Railroad,
took the stand. Mr Williams identified a published
statement in which he said thut the proposed road
is to be built in the interests of the Pennsylvania
Coal Company. He meant, he said, only that the
road would benefit the company.
Adjournment was taken until 10 o'clock this
MR. CRAXT TO FILE REPORT TODAY.
rjNABUi TO DO SO YEPTKRDAT. HE GKTS AN EX
TENSION OF TIME— STATEMENT P.Y STOCK
HOLDERS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF
TUB THIRD AVENIK.
Hugh J. Grant was to file his report as temporary
receiver of the Third Avenune Railroad Company
with Judge I>acombe in the T'nited States Circuit
Court yesterday. He sent a letter to Judge I.a
combe, however, stating that he was unable to
finish his report on time, as it was exceedingly loiir
and elaborate and asking for an additional twenty
four hours. The extension was granted.
The Stockholders' Advisory Committee of the
Third Avenue Railroad Company yesterday issued
a statement In part as follows.:
This committee will maintain for the present a
watching attitude. We shall seek conferences with
the Oleott committee and the receiver. If the
Creditors' Committee shall formulate a. plan of re
organization which seems to us equitable and
fair, we shall so advise the stockholders and co
operate in procuring its consummation, [f not, we
shall endeavor to formulate and submit a plan of
HARPER d- BROTHERS NOT BAXKRCPT.
JUDGE FROWN DENIES A PETITION OK MINOR
Judge Brown, in the United States District Court,
has denied the petition of a few small creditors of
Harper & Brothers, the publishers, to throw the
corporation into bankruptcy. He bases his denial
on a recent decision of the United States Court of
Appeals for this district in the ease of the Empire
Metallic Bedstead Company, that the appointment
of a receiver and a transfer of property In legal
proceedings for a dissolution, under precisely sim
ilar circumstances as the. present case, were not
equivalent to a general assignment for creditors,
and did not constitute an act of bankruptcy. The
only question In the case of Harper & Brothers
presented for decision is whether or not the pro
ceedings instituted for the dissolution of the cor
poration and the appointment of a receiver consti
tuted an act of bankruptcy. No other act of bank
ruptcy was charged or proved.
In view of the decision in the Kmplre case Judge
Brown thinks the petition should be denied. No In
terference with the present administration of the
firm's affairs, holds Judge Brown, should be had
by any adjudication In bankruptcy unless it is rea
sonably certain that winding up under the State
law is an act of bankruptcy under tbe existing law.
There seems to be so much doubt on that point, in
view of the decision referred to, that the proper
course, he says. Is to deny adjudication of bank
ruptcy at this time, leaving the petitioning credit
ors, if so advis>d, to present the question to the
Appellate Court upon appeal from this decision.
SWIFT d CO. QBT EASTMANS COMPANY.
It was announced yesterday that Swift & Co.,
tbe Chicago packers, have secured control of the
Eat-'tmans Company, of this city. The Eastmans
Company nas plants in Fifty-nlnth-st.. at the
North River, and at Twelfth-aye. and One-bun
dred-and-thirty-first-st. The new owners will take
possession on April IS. The Eastmans Company
will go out of business and the Swift company
-vill take over the plants and operate them (J (j
Williams, president of the chemical National
Bank, confirmed the report when seen yesterday.
It is said that $3,(*iO,c*K) was paid for the Kastmaria
AXTI. POLICY HILL OM ENDED.
Albany. March 13 (Special).— The bill to suppress
policy playing was greatly strengthened to-day in
the Senate by an amendment presented by Sen
ator Elsberg The amendment was to strike out
the word "knowingly" and to make the mere pos
session of policy slips upon one's person a mis
demeanor. The word "knowingly" had b»en added
to the original bill by the Senate Codes Commit
tee. According to the opinion of the framers of
the measure, the insertion of thir- word had made
the bill Inoperative. S'nator Elsbergp amendment
wa« adopted by SO ayes against 13 noes. Of the
thirteen men who voted in the negative eight
were Democrat? They were Senators Donnelly
Douglas, Grady. Macke>. McCarren, Mitchell Mun
einger. Ramsperger and Sullivan The five Re
publicans were Senators Armstrong, ("oggeshall,
Feeter. Humphrey and Raines.
Senator Grady finally offered an amendment
wnieh would prevent the conviction of an Innocent
owner of a building where policy Is found to b*>
This amendment was to the effect that such an
owner could not be convicted unless he had knowl
edge of such a game on hin premises, or after
notification of the facts permitted the game to i>«
Senator Brady's amendment was adopted by 'V.
votes in the alßnnative 'against 2u in the negative
Tin- bill, as thus amended was then put on the
ord<r of second reading
SBTa DAMAGES AGAINST LVDWIG BBOS.
In the Supreme Court of Richmond County yes
terday a jury rendered a verdict of $2,000 in fa\.ir
of Mrs. MHrgery Howard, of Todt Hlil Btatei
Island, agalnet LuJwlg Bros., of Manhattan for
Injuries sustained by being run into by a delivery
wagon of ihe concern last uummer.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 14, 1900.
TRUST CO. FORCING FIGHT.
ALLEGED CONSPIRACY AGAINST STATE
TNSTITI TION TO HIO TAKEN
INTO DOUBT SOON.
The Statej Tmst Company, which for two
months has been "under fire," has. with the
issuance yesterday of President Johnston's state
ment, apparently taken the offensive, and it is,
understood it Intends to push the attack with al!
possible vigor. The trust company, aa Is well
known, is controlled by Whitney syndicate In
terests, whose various properties seemed to
Wall Street last winter to be the especial object
of bear assault, and it is the belief of the Street
that these Interests have now resolved to wage
unrelenting war upon the man who by common
report was regarded as. the leader of the bear
movement at that time.
Abram Kling, the stockholder on whose peti
tion the company's affairs were investigated by
General Avery D. Andrews and Superintendent
Kilburn of the State Banking Department in
January, and Charles P. Bacon, his attorney.
were declared by President Johnston in his
statement to have been merely the instruments
used by James R. Keene in an alleged attempt
by him to wreck the State Trust Company, this
effort, accordinp to Mr. Johnston, being only one
move in a far reaching "campaign against sol
vent properties" directed by Mr. Keene. State
Truet interests yesterday declared in the most
positive and emphatic- language that all the
eharg<^ made by Mr. Johnston as to the alleged
conspiracy between Messrs. Keene, Kllng and
Bacon, having for its object the destruction of
their property, were unqualifiedly true and
amply supported by evidence strong enough to
stand the test of the courts, and De Lancey
Ni< oil, who has been retained by the State Trust
Company as counsel in this matter, went even
further, announcing that the case of the com
pany against the men accused by President
Johnston would be taken into court at an early
MR. KEENE NOT TO BK SEEN.
James R. Keene was at his office two or three
times yesterday, but could not be seen. After
his departure for the day it was said at his office
that he had made no statement in reply to the
Johnston charges, and that in the Improbable
event of his deciding to issue a statement it
"would be sent to all the newspapers." Talbot
J. Taylor, Mr. Keene's son-in-law, whose firm
Of Talbot J. Taylor & Co. figured prominently
in President Johnston's statement, sent out
word to a Tribune reporter late yesterday after
noon that he had nothing to say about the State
Trust case beyond his denial printed In yester
Charles P. Bacon, who, according to Mr. John
ston was the active intermediary between Mr.
Keene and Mr. Kling in the transaction by
which, as alleged, Kling acquired the forty
shares of State Trust stock as the owner of
which he appealed to the Governor for an in
vestigation of the trust company, has his head
quarters in Mr. Klings office; but it was said
there yesterday that Bacon had not been seen
for several days.
Mr. Kling himself, when seen yesterday in
reference to the charges in Mr. Johnston's state
I do not know .Tame? R. Keene. nnd I never saw
him in my life. It would seem reasonable thnt if
I had conspired with him. as Mr. Johnston charges,
taking from bis office £2.500. und holding careful ly
reported conversations, as charged. I should have
been likely to meet him. 1 never had any dealings
of any kind at any time with Mr Keene Regard
ing the charge that 1 conspired with James K.
Keene, Charles P. Bacon f.nd others to depress the
value of the trust company's stock, and that 1 nan
to buy shares before I Could bring these charges I
only ;i*k President Johnston to show up the books.
These Will prove that I have been a stockholder
from the inception of the company, owning at t.rst
190 shares and selling lf,o of them. That left forty
Bhares in my possession.
The Investigation 1 asked for was requested in
good faith and the report of Special Examiner
Avery 1> Andrews shows that It was needed. Su
perintendent Kilburn lias admitted that the pub
lished report is essentially correct, and that report
was based <>n General Andrewa's findings. The
fact that the special examiner's report has not
been published 1 take to be evidence that it was
unfavorable to the State Trust Company.
With th. completion ot the investigation by Gen
eral Andrews my connection with the trust com
pany ceased The reason I called for the Investiga
tion was thai ibis Shea loan and the 1500.000 loan to
the Metropolitan appeared to me to be Insecure
und illegal This investigation, as shown by the
published report, disclosed the fact that my belief
was well founded.
I am surprised that Mr. Root, being a director of
the company, should have been concerned in the
loan. It was a thinly veiled raid on the company,
and one that I did not think Mr. Root would have
countenanced. If Mr. Johnston will open up the
books of the trust company and. explain why he
has loaned millions ot dollars of money belonging
to Widows and orphans where it will draw practi
cally no interest, be will oblige me, and it will make
TO GO TO THE COURTS BOON.
When De Lancey Nicoll, counsel to the State
Trust Company, saw Mr. Kling's statement last
night, he read it over carefully and said:
Tbe gravamen <lf the charges, on the merit of
which the case will be taken into the court, is that
Kling secured possession of forty shares of State
Trust Company stock iust before he made out his
petition and for the purpose of placing him and
his friends In position to make their raid on the
company. Mr. Kling cannot deny that he did not
own these forty shares. They were In his name,
but they were the property of another as was set
forth in Mr. Johnston's statement of this morning.
We can prove that beyond a doubt. Keene, Bacon,
KMiik and others paid about $S0 a share for this
stock more than its market price at that time, in
order to make their case more plausible In the
petition business. 1 cnntiot say now Just what the
procedure will be. but 1 am free to say that 'he
case will be taken Into the courts at a reasonably
I notice that KWng says he does not know Mr.
Keene. Perhaps th;it la true. Mm be knows f.a
con well enough, for Bacon frequents his law offleo.
and Bacon knows Keene well enough, for the two
dine together every day or so at Dehnonico's. It
wasn't necessary for Mr. Kling to know Mr, Keene,
M>-. Bacon \\us the handy man between them.
It was said last night that Mr. Nicoll and
his law partner, John D. Lindsay, have suc
ceeded in getting hold of some surprising evi
dence of conspiracy against the trust company,
and thut the matter will be brought to the at
tention of the Grand Jury at the earliest op
portunity. It was als i said that an effort will
be made to have the case prosecuted by John
Proctor Clarke, the Special Deputy Attorney-
Genejra] who now has In charge the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit conspiracy case, in which Mr.
Nicoll is acting as associate counsel for the
Charles P. Bacon returned to the city from
Albany last night. He said regarding Mr. John
More than a month ago. when the men'who ne; r
ly wrecked the State Trust Company first sug
gested bringing me before the Grand Jury, l said i
would be glad to go. If I or any one connecti d
with me had committed sny crime it should be
punished. If any one connected with the Btatfl
Trust Company had committed any crime thai
should be punished.
1 asked Governor Roosevelt to lay the entire
m.itt'-r befon the Special Grand Jury, then in sc
sion. I went to John Proctor Clarke, who Is the
Intimate friend of ESlihu Root and who was made a
special Deputy Attorney-General before the Special
Grand Jury, and asked him to take up the entire
m»tter. Neither request was acted upon. 1 repeat
If Governor Roosevelt thinks that John Proctor
Clarke is ;. proper man to have charge of the mat
ter 1 am willing that he should conduct th* in
All that 1 have done is to expose a band of
weal'hy criminals. If this Is a crime in the city of
New-York the sooner the public knows it the
EXTRA FAY FOB I.AXD COMMISSIOSEBS.
Justice Andrews, In the. Supreme Court yestarday
granted extra allowance* to Franklin Bien, John H.
Judge and Georse H. Clark for their services as
commissioners in acquiring land hetween Bank and
Bethune sts. for the Dock Department. Judge and
Clark get $5/<flO each and Bien $6,0u0. The allow
ances are made in addition to the statutory com
pensation on the ground that the work done was
lEDERAI. GMAXD JUBJ DIBCBABGED,
The Tutted State;. Grand Jury, which convened
In January, was discharged yesterdaj by Judge Ad
dl-on Brown in the criminal part of the Circuit
Court. Although specially Instructed the Jury
mad< ii . presentment ooncerning Superintendent
McCullagh's complaint of fraudulent naturalisa
tion in the Federal courts lit this city. The new
Qrand Jury will be sworn In tO-da)
DISCHARGES IX BANKRUPTCY.
Judge Brown, of the. United States District
court, yesterday granted a discharge in bank
ruptcy to George H. Taylor and Homer c. Elder
kin. who composed the firm of George a. Taylor
& Co., of New-Bochelle. '
fIEARIW OF QIFEX LAJITIIA*6 CASE.
COMfI.AINANT AGAINST MISS DKMTSKY TEI.t^S
The hearing of the case of Lavinia H. Van Wes
ttrvelt Dempsey, Queen of the Holland Dames, who
Is charged with grand larceny, was called. ln the
Centre-st. court yesterday, and after some testi
mony had been offered it was adjourned until to
day. Robert Troup, of No. 102 West Nlnety-thlrd
st., alleges that he Rave Miss Dempsey $500 as se
curity for the position of treasurer of the "Patriot
Spy," which Miss Dsmpsoy wrote and put on the
road. Ho says that he resigned, but could not get
the money back. Miss Dempsey says the transac
tion was In the hands of her manager, Charles
Hoerieln. She was In court yesterday, accom
panied by her counsel. Frederick B. House, and her
brother. Guy Dempsey. Th« hearing was held in
Magistrate Brann's private room.
Troup took the stand and went over the story of
being introduced to Miss Dempsey by Hoerleln.
He said that he paid her $750 in all. and declared
that Hoerletn told him In the presence of Miss
Dempsey that she was worth between $150,000 and
MOTBBM AUD BTMPFATBMM ACCUSED,
COT-ORKD OirtT. TRirED VP TO A I" » 'R AND
BRITAI.L.Y BKATEN, IT IS ALI-KOED.
Mrs. Frances (irecnwood, «'olored, was arrested
by Moore and Barclay, Gerry society agents,
with Detective Seiss yesterday on a charge of as
saulting her daughter, Martha Nelson, twelve years
old, in their house nt No. 208 Kast Nlnety-elghth-
Bt. The mother is now living with her second hus
band. The agents found the child's body marked
with bruises und large welts. Her wrists were In
dented with sc;irs left by a cord. She was askei
to produce the instruments which caused the
wounds, unil aha Rot a stick to which three leathern
thongs were tied and a leather strap three feet
long, with a heavy iron buckle on the end. When
asked about the marks on the wrists and thumbs,
the child produced a cord. Th»>re was a loop at
either end, und in the middle was tied a longer cord
with a larger loop. The two small loops were placed
about her wrists, und she was suspended to a door
and whipped. Sometimes she was triced up by the
thumbs, she said, and whipped.
Mrs. Greenwood denied that she whipped the
child cruelly, and said that she only whipped her
when she wns untruthful. She said her hrst hus
band deserted her six years ngo. She was taken
to the Harlem Police Court yesterday afternoon.
Her husband. Thomas, entered and was arrested by
WOM EH TRY TO EVADE EX AMIXATWX.
THEY GIVE THKIR ARHORRE.NTE OF APPEARING
IN COURT AS A RKASOH.
Justice Leventritt has refused to grant an ap
plicHtlon made by Dellarifa Q. Richardson and
her cousin, Kmily Kmmett, to be relieved from
further examination with regard to the property
owned by the late Joseph Richardson, the owner of
"Spit- HOBS*," who left an estate variously esti
mated at from $400,000 to $30,000,000. Miss Rlchard-
Fon is his daughter by his first wife and Miss Km
mett his niece. Both the women have opposed
every attempt at service of legal documents on
them by subpiena servers from the Supreme and
J. Jaffred Batter, the temporary administrator,
wants to have them examined with reference to se
curities belonging to the Joseph Richardson estate
which he wants to recover.
The srotnid on which the two women asked to be
relieved from further examination was their ab
horrence of appearing in court, alleging that If
Miss Richardson were compelled to come to court
her health m>i*rht be permanently injured. Miss
Richardson's lawyer says he does not w;>nt to be
responsible for anything which may occur, and
thnius the responsibility on the Court. He sub
mitted an affidavit containing an alleged ante
nuptial agreement between Richardson and his last
wife to live together, which was signed by E. ,T.
licLeay and J. Richardson, and was dated Septem-
Ijtr 3, 18S1.
51R. COLER AND THE MtOOKI.YX UACHIXE.
POLITICIANS SAID TO BE SOUR BECAUSE OF HIS
COURSE IN" THE LONG ISLAND WATER
SUPPLY COMPANY MATTER.
It was reported yesterday that the reason why
the Brooklyn Democracy was not coming out to the
support of Controller Coler In his attempt to secure
the passage of legislation at Albany for the pro
tection of the city treasury was that the organiza
tion leaders were offended because he has thrown
every obstacle in the way of their retaining con
trol of the Long Island Water Supply Company's
plant. The story went that the stand taken by the
organization in telling Mr. Coler that he must let
up In his attacks on Corporation Counsel Whalen
and cease pushing his legislation at Albany Is not
so much for the purpose of acceding to the wishes
of Tammany Hall as it Is a desire to embarrass
the Controller in return for his action on the water
It was also said that the proposition was ma<3e
to Mr. Coler that if he would forget all about the
water supply company the borough organization
would come out Hotfooted in his behalf and order
Its Senators and Assemblymen at Albany to do
everything in their power to forward his lulls.
The Controller's answer to the gentlemen repre
senting the organization was that in the matter of
the Long Island Water Supply Company he was
simply acting as the Controller of the City of New-
York should act. and that no consideration would
move him. He does not believe the city should pay
more than $570,000 for the Long Island Water Sup
ply plant, the amount that was awarded by the
Supreme Court of th's State and confirmed by the
United States Supreme Court.
In Mr. Color's judgment the city should acquire
this plant as soon as possible In order to secure
the benefits that may be derived from its occupa
tion by the city. It is understood that Mr Coler
will not wait much longer for Mr. Whalen's opinion
as to how much the water company should re
ceive, but will take decisive measures to secure the
plant for the city. As the company will secure
about $70.0f1n in water rentals in June from con
sumers, the Democratic leaders, who have a finan
cial interest in the matter wish it held in abeyance
until after that month.
TWO ADDRESSES ON CITY AFFAIRS.
Two addresses upon municipal topics were made
by Controller Coler last .-veiling. He first went to
the lecture room of the Old First Presbyterian
Church, at Fifth-are! and Eleventh-:^., and talked
to the Young Men's Club of the church on "The
City of New-Tort and Its Possibilities." He talked
of the expenses of consolidation, of the city's debt
limit and borrowing capacity, of tunnels as a
means of rapid transit between the boroughs, of
plans to increase the city's dock facilities and com
merce and of municipal ownership of franchises.
In advocating municipal O*rnershtp he attacked the
Ramapo Water Company.
Mr. Coler described the late James McCartney,
Commissions of Street Cleaning, who aided him In
the tight against Itamapo and kept Wn ring's men
In the Street Cleaning Department in office in the
face of strong Tammany pressure for their re
moval, as "a. real municipal hero." He gave a
slap at the Tammany administration, saying: "I
was elected under false pretences. The present
administration went In on a municipal ownership
platform. I am standing there yet, but most of
the other fellows have jumped off the platform."
The Controller made his second address last even
ing at the Social Reform Club. No. 15 University
Place, talking to a small audience on his bill af
fecting judgments for debt against the city.
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EXGLISH GAME AWAITS AX OWXER.
There are. eight cases of dressed English game
awaiting a claimant In the seizure room of the
Public Stores, and if he does not appear by U
o'clock this morning the highest bidder at a public
auction will receive the property.
The game consists of about six hundred birds.
There are pheasants, plover, grouse, snipe, etc.
The consignment came over in the Germanic and
was consigned to James Rudden. It has been on
the White Star Line pier for several days without
a claimant, and the customs officers decided to seize
It for the best Interests of all. It is thought the
consignee may .have expected trouble with the
Stare same laws and feared to appear. It Is be
lieved by the authorities that he will be a bidde
to-day. The game Is prime for persons who like
KOI. AM) WEED LEAVES ST. LUKE'S.
Roland Reed, the actor, who has been sick for
the last four months In St. Luke's Hospital, left
there on Monday. He Is on the road to full recov
ery. He had two operations performed on him
while In the hospital.
J. W. GERARD'S Will FILED FOR PROBATE.
The will of James W. Gerard, the lawyer, who
died on January 25 Uie(, was filed for probate in
the Surrogate's office yesterdny. The value of the
estate, according to the petition, la placed at $330.
000, of which $222,000 Is in real estate. The entire
estatfl is bequeathed to Jenny A. Gerard, the
widow. At her death the property la to be divide!
among tl.a children— Jatne* W., dimmer K. and
Julia M. Gerard.
SCHOOL FTRXITIRF TRIST CHALLI.SGET).
bill In equity mum in the united states
COURT TO TEST TH* RIGHTS OF STOCK
Caroline Metcalf and Melbert B. Cnry. of Con
necticut, and Geon?« P. Caff. ptockholders in the
Buffalo School Furniture Company, yesterday flle-1
a hill in equity in the United States Circuit Court
for the Northern District of New-York, against the
American School Furniture Company and th» eii
loctors of the Buffalo School Furniture Company.
which challenges the validity of the school furni
The plaintiff owns 369 shares of stock In tne
Buffalo School Furniture Company out of a total
of 3,500 shares*, or about one-sixth. The American
School Furniture Company was formed March U,
1303, with an authorized capital of $10,000,000 and
an authorized bond issue of $1,000,000. and in
corporated under the laws of Vew-.lersey. It Is
alleged that the single Incorporation Is a mere
form, and that an unlawful combination CBMS be
tween twenty concerns throughout the country. me
bill Is filed by Seymour. Seymour & Harmon. No.
40 Wall-st. It Is alleged that when schoolhouses
or churches are to be equipped with furniture the
trust agrees upon tne price and designates one
I Easter Candies,
Toys and Table Favors
'TODAY there are windows on Broadway and cases on the Main Aisle in addition to
1 the display in the Candy Store in the Basement which will be a revelation to peopie
and dealers of New York. Our candy man goes abroad to personally select these Canty
Holders and Table Favors. He is the only retail buyer of these things, that goes to
Europe from America!
The big importers, from whom other stores buy, bring b!g quantities of -ach ar
ticle, but very limited variety. We pick ones and twos and half dozens. Today we show
hundreds of' varieties of quaint toys to hold eggs and candies, and fancy boxes froa
abroad, which are not to be found anywhere else in America. Some things we htK,
which all have, just as all grocery stores sell sugar.
We know what is coming through regular channels, so our candy chief selects what
is different, but even this does not satisfy him — he does not find enough newness, so he has
his own designs made up; and Wanamaker's have a showing not to be equalled anywhere.
There are Rabbits of every size, sort and condition— all hungry for candy. Then there are chickens, docks
pigeons, donkeys and elephants — many are hiding nests of eg^s, others are bitched to carts to be filled with ***!.
There are fancy boxes trimmed with violets to fill with swr?t? for the sweetheart. Most elaborate o: i.\ m
great big satin-covered e.tjgs as large as a watermelon ; with splendid capacity for a store of eggs and bonbons.
Then there is delightful variety of favors for the Easter table— holders for bonbons or cream. Eatertaiasji
will find vast help in contriving surprises for their guests.
It is the greatest collection of its kind ever shown in New York.
But back of all the settings for them are the candies — Wanamaker Candies. These fine confections are nidtia
our own factory, with the most particular— we might say the most cranky oversight. Our candy man won't toltrsfe
carelessness any more than he would tolerate impurity in materials. He uses only the purest sugar, the best of fn*
flavors, the finest chocolate, hand-she!led and washed almonds and other nuts — purity and care, all the w»t thiMa\
and marvelous skill is winning deliciousness far his bonbons and other sweetmeats.
There are no better candies— there can be no better— there are extremely tew sorts that are so good. 7h»
they are constantly fresh, and constantly new things are being conjur?!.
Let us hint of some prices on candies and candy holders —
Imported Candy holders-
Handsome Baskets, in many shapes; some sre prettily trimmed with violets, 90c, $1.25, $1.50 ar.d :p :-> 56«4
Pretty Boxes, trimmed with violets, 35c to 50c each.
Satin Eggs, from regular egg size, at 10c, to size of watermelons, at $5. Paper Eggs, 5c to $2 each.
Then a multitude of Toy Candy Holders for the children — m^ny only one piece of a kind — toovarwdiaj
descriptions; at prices ranging from 15c to $3. '0.
Wanamaker Candies —
Sugar Eggs, to fill the various holders — 15c, 20c and 30c a pound.
Chocolate-covered Marshmcllows, Nougat and Assorted Chocolates — the universal fivorit??, 2t 2Dc a psssl
Hard Candies, in various shapes, some with nut centers, at 25c a pound.
Mixtures of chocolates and bonbons — the best sold anywhere at the price, 30c a pound.
The finest chocolates and bonbons that best and purest ingredients -.vith highest skill ia lar.dy-raiki-j aa
conjure, 60c lb.
French Caramels, Marron Glace, Salted Almonds, Glace Nuts, at 80c a pound.
Candy Chestnuts, Acorns ar.i ethers for bonboniers; alsD Sugarei Violets and Rose Leav-o. Zzstz.au
Bric=a=Brac and China
AT HALF REGULAR PRICES
One of the most interesting offers during this Trade Sale of China goes oa the
counters of the Tenth street aisle this morning. Just opened — not a piece shown before,
Sample Collection of Teplitz Ware
2,000 Pieces at Half Prices
The most popular of Bric-a-brac, in figures, busts, vase;, flower holders and center
pieces — hardly two pieces alike, making a wonderful variety of shapes, sizes and decora*
tions. Prices range from 25; to $25.
Decorated Plates, at 25c
New lots added today. Tea and Bread-and-Butter Plates, and Cups and Saucers
all richly decorated; regularly sold at $6 a dozen; now 25c each.
Decorated Austrian China
A tableful of beautiful decorated pieces ; thin and dainty wares, at about half rej»
lar prices. These and more —
Plates, 3 sizes, $3, $5 2nd $6 a dozen. Celery Trays, $1 each. Creams, 40c each.
Cake Plates, 75c and $1 each. Salad Bowls, 75c nnd $1 each. Cups and Saucers, $7. 20 a/tfbaft
Cracker Jars, $1 each. Sugars, 60c each. Chocolate Pots, $1.75 each.
Book News for March, 1900
The man or woman who reads books is sure to be helped and entertained by Exk
Netvs: Helped by its announcements of new books and by the many and varied criti
cisms which give the merit and scope of new books — always enough to help you judge
whether you want to buy a certain book or not.
Entertained by the opinions of others which you can compare with your own meas
urement of books you have read.
The March number contains a portrait and sketch of I^uskin, another point of view
on Richard Carvel and Janice Meredith, an interesting article on the Genius of Dickers,
Dr. Williams comments on new books, and many reviews from various sources. More
live news of books than in any other magazine published. The illustrations are many
and interesting. Price, sc. Subscriptions, 50c a year. ii* "■£*»»*<«. -
•* Book Stoff^k XDBtk s?r**t»
Women's Tailor=made Suits
This is to be a greater season than ever for tailor-made suits. Paris finds that tailor
made suits will be more practical for wear during the rush of the Exposition, and the
world of fashion will do as Paris does. Yet it is a suggestion for American women who
are planning Exposition wardrobes.
Our showing of Tailor-made Suits is right now at the top-notch of fullness. Prices,
$10 to $110. These hints of prices between:
$24— Suit :of cheviot serge; plaited EtOn jacket, $30-Suit of «beline cheviot, black, brown >ad «*- •
double-breasted; large revers and flair collar, faced miral blue; double-breasted Eton jacket; flaiecss*
w.th black satm ; hr w.th v eta - i 4 v ■'■ and wide revers. faced with ta£eta silk «d em *•!
$24— Suit of Bannockburn cheviot, brown and gray skirt his box-plaited back, lined with p«caline.
. mixtures; fly-front jacket, lined with taffeta ; skirt $34-Suit of Broadcloth ; new style Eton bolero «M
has box-plait back lined with cense tadEeta without collar . fastening Wlth itrap§ buc*.«.
$25— Suit of brr adejota ; double-breasted, tight-atting revers faced with stitched white Henrietta ; box-?^ ;
Eton jacket, lined with uttota; skirt has box-plait back skirt, finished at top with strap and budd«« ,
6econ^ C flo'ar m aCk USeU - lined with tageta ,nd stitched «t»X* «&.
Men's Cravenette Rain-Coats
Our Tailoring Store has a very handsome rain coat to show to men. They are
made to your order from Priestley's English Cravenette— absolutely rain-proof, yet »
dressy as a top coat can be. The fabric cannot be distinguished from any other dot*
yet it sheds rain like a duck's back. *
We have the cloths in Oxford gray, sage green and light brown. Made up in **
style you wish— the Raglan— as we make it, is probably the handsomest— certainly t*
favorite of the season.
Made to your measure, $30. *
Second floor, Fourth **•««*
Formerly A. T. Stewart & Co., Broadway/Fourth Aver; Ninth aad Tenth SO.
of the ■-■■■-,•■■ companies in the rejioi^tT^"
in a Mi for that' price, »hOi other r.,-,,.;.* 1
companies "put In higher bids; and that " -.'***
fendant contracted to restrain trad*. - mA M '* -'*••
among the several States ami with Kr«t»* * T <*
tries In school furniture. with th« result t^ 00 * 1 - ■
offends asalnst the 3hermai Anti-Trunt apt .? l It i
United States as tO Interstate .tnd forei-n -,
merce. ami the recent r*>vi.-<»,l Anti-Trust ,L Oa
thc State of -York: that it also offend* ° v
the principles of the common law found 1-^- ar '-
Stat»-. ** •■'•7
It Is alleged that th* combination Is Illecai
the contention Is that a stockholder *,„!• 154
transferred against his will Into a larger «sbbbbbl
speculative enterprise without his ron»»m *"•
The Buffalo S bool Furniture Com->an' T w
West Virginia corporation, and it Is af.'ejL Z. »
It? own. ■ :l|> \.t the stock of the American :
Furniture Company Ii prohibited by th.
Virginia statute. The question is al* 0 ' Jjjt
whether the capital stock of the American a«S
Furniture Company is paid up stock, or «S5
In the hands of any holder it will not be *s*Z?
able In case of misfortune to the trust, and tv
become a liability upon the shareholder* £.:£?*
of an asset. V**
IRISH IIIIIWRAXT3 ' "'.'/' OX OCE^xic
More than a thousand Irish lads and lassie, « '
coming In on the White Star steamship Ocea-u
which I* due h»re from Liverpool to-dar
agent of the Irish Emigrant Society i 8i 8 m«i2J
rations to take tare of those who »r« wiJJ.2?
friends In New-York City. Among the sai£L :
pnssengera on the Oceanic are the Coin**.
Stafford, Mi-s A<le: e Colgate and Count v . "
master. * —