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the embarrassment of the Crude Rubber Com
pany did not fiffect himself one way or the
other, and that it would not involve at all the
T"rii:f-<! States and ether rubber companies. The
average rr'.r-- of raw rubber for the last five
yearr. ht- contlnred, hn<! been about fl a pound,
the price < f rone grades being as high as $1 15.
The average at present v.as about 87 cents a
pound. T!;c deriiiu in Ice was the result of
sir.aller consumption in consequence of the last
two winters ins been "open seasons," and
the sapi.- of prices seriously affected the
Crude Rubber Company, as it took a long time
to get rubber here from South America.
TOE FIRST ATTACHMENT.
The first attachment against the Crude Rub
ber Company was secured a week ago yester
day by the Hempstead Bank, of Hempstead,
Long Island. It was obtained on a note made
by George Watkinson & Co. in August, and in
dorsed by the Crude Rubber Company, the alle
gation bell made that when the note become
due payment was refused by Watkinson & Co.,
and It was thereupon protested.
In addition to its relation* with George Wat
klnson & Co., and the bad luck of encountering
two successive "open winters." it is said in Wall
Street that the Crude Rubber Company's trou
bles may be in part due to an attempt to con
trol the markets of the world by making ad
vances to producers of crude rubber. The com-
LOUNGE OX WHICH MAGISTRATE DOOLEY SLEPT FRIDAY NIGHT
Occupied by his assistant clerk. Mortimer Earl.
pany, however, was unahle to enforce Its liens,
and found its plan Impracticable.
The Internationa] Crude Rubber company,
which has taken over the business of the Crude
Rubber Corripan>. was incorporated in Decem
ber. V.*V>, with an authorized capital of $HO,
000,000. [te promoters had as their object ulti
mate control of the world's markets, and H. H.
Ro^ -s. John I>. Archbold and A. C. Burraße.
representing Ptandi rd Oil interests, were an
nounced a~ among the directors. A few weeks
later, however, the Standard "11 men. the New-
York • mpany, who are large im
porters of crude rubber, and George A. Alden
&-. Oa.. withdrew from connection with the
pro.iert. Th'- company rr-tained Its chfirter, but
no further move was made toward its organi
zation until s few days aso. when it was estab
lished as a qr..i:^ .joncern, which has now suc
ceeded to th< f the Crude Rubber
Company.
The Crude Rubber Company has at present
n-i preside:.!. Its vice-president is Henry Earle
and its treasurer P. De L. Uebermann. The
directors, besides these two men, are R. C.
Mackay. H. P Potter and A. Deldisur. A year
or s-o ago the nsisted of George B.
Dearborn. '.' I >•• L. Uebermann,
treasurer: • tary; Henry
Earle, William A. Young and Richard F. S^ars.
SKETCH OF CHARLES K. FLINT.
Charles t has attained a prominent
position it, tnmercta.l world
because of his ability and his or
ganizing of !;!■ I. Mi. Flint was
born at T: lie., on January -i, 18SU,
and was ed I the Brooklyn Polytechnic
Institute. ' of the [nterna
tional Conference ■ f American Republics In
1899 and 1890. He organized the United States
Rubber Company In I V '.'J. and in 1803 be fitted
out a fleet of \\ the Brazilian He
public. H<- purchas< liser Ksmeralda
from Chili, and delivered her to Japan in th»-
China-Jap^n War. He established the Pacific
Coast Clipper ! el en New-York and San
Francisco In I**'.»'<, ai mfldential agent
for the United States In negotiating for aux
iliary war vessels dvi anish-American
War. Mr. Flint rgani
zation of the Crude Rubber Company, and has
been the central fii;ur-- In the formation of prac
tically every rabber company organised in this
country in th" last fifteen years.
From its organization. In 1892. until last July,
he served as the treasurer of the I'nited States
Rubber Company. Since July he has retire I
also from the directors te of that corporation.
and about two weeks SCO li" resisned as a di
rector of the Kuhber <",<;,, ,1-; Manufacturing Com
pany, which was organized in 1SS«). He took a
prominent part in th-- formation of the Ameri
can Bicycle Company, In 1 v .»'.», but severed his
connection with thit company sume time ago.
Mr. Flint is actively Identified with a large
number of corporation*. He is president pnd
a director of the American < irdnance Company
and the Georgetown and Western Railroad Com
pany, vice-president and a director of the Ex
port Lumber Company and the American Dun
lop Tire Company, and treasurer and a director
of the [nternatlona] Emery and Corundum Com
pany.
He Is also s director In the Flint, Eddy and
American Trading Company, the New-York
Belting and Packing Company, the Knicker
bocker Trust Company, the United States
Casualty Company, the New-York Produce Ex
change Bank, the Audit Company, the National
Surety Company, the National Starch Company,
the Standard Chain Company, the Mechanical
Rubber Company, the American Woollen Com
pany, the American Chicle Company, the Ever
greens Cemetery and the Manaos Hail way Com
pany.
Mr. Flint Is a member of the Metropolitan,
Union, Manhattan and Century clubs, the New-
York, Atlantic, Beawanhaka Corinthian and
Larchmont Yacht dubs, the New-York Ath
letic Club, Tuxedo Club. Accomaek Hunting and
Fishing Club. Riding ciui., South Side Sports
men's Club of I^-np Island, Suburban Hiding
and DrivinK Club, Lawyers' club. Downtown
Association. Authors' club. Musical Arts So
ciety and New-England Society, and the Somer
set Club, of Boston, and the St. Stephen's Club,
London.
VlßfJlMi LOVERS ELOPE.
OFFICERS OF BALTIMORE STEAMER AID IN
CONCEALING THEM FROM GIRL'S FATHER.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBCNK.)
Baltimore, Jan. The officers of the steamer
Gloucester, of the Weems Line, assisted in an elope
ment on New Year's Day. The runaway lovers were
William Blond and Nannie Blann. of Gloucester,
Va. So hostile was Mr. Blann to the love match
that th* lovers feared he would resort to desperate
measures to prevent their wedding. Their fears
were increased when the steamer Lancaster failed
to arrive at the wharf on schedule time. Bound up
th« river was the steamer Gloucester, and rather
than face the wrath of the girl's father the lovers
boarded It. When the steamer stopped on the
return th« officer*- concealed the elopers, who were
afraid the father would be waiting for them with
a shotgun. Blond and his sweetheart arrived in
Baltimore, secured a license and were married yes
twd>.>. They letnrned on the Gloucester, and as
the steamer at. .1 the home landing both bride and
bridegroom anxiously scanned the wharf, fearing a
surprise from the angry father, but they landed
without trouble. •- - •-.-.-.-•■. ......
riMIOLDS NEW JUDGES.
POLICE RECOGNIZE ELECTED
MAGISTRATES.
VAN WTCK'S APPOINTEES STILL HOLD
OT'T MAGISTRATE FURLONG
BREATHES OUT SLAUGH
TER.
No permanent solution of the burning question
as to which magistrates an- legally entitled to
sit in the Adams-st., Myrtle-aye., Gates-aye.,
Lee-aye. and Ewen-st. police courts, in Hrook
lyn, was reached last night. nor was it made
clear Just what the final solution would be. Ac
cording to an order issued by Police Commis
sioner Partridge, after receiving a l*-i, r ;il opin
ion from Corporation Counsel Rives, the Police
Department has been Instructed u> recognise the
new magistrates. On the other hand. Justice
Marean, In the Supreme Court, rendered a de
cision In which he upholds the authority of the
old mapistrates. Deput> Police Commissioner
F>h?tein last nipht Issued an i rder that in order
to avoid trouble all the prisoners this morning
should be tak-m before Magistrate Steers, in
the Flatnush court: Magistrate V 'hees. In
the Coney Island court, or Magistrate 'i Khe, in
the Butler-st. court. Over the possession of
these courts there is no dispute. It is probable
that quo warranto proceedings will at once be
Instituted before the State Attorney < ;• noral to
test the constitutionality of the law under which
the new magistrates were • lected.
Last night four of the courts were held by tlv
various magistrates who claim possession.
Magistrate Dooley held the fort In Adams-st.,
and Magistrate Hlgginbotham in the Lee-aye.
court. Hoth are old magistrates. Two courts
had been captured and held by the new magis
trates, the Myrtle-aye., i>y Magistrate Devoy
and the Bwen-st. court I > Magistrate Brennan.
In the Qates-ave. court both sides held poi
slon. Magistrate Furlong had maintained his
defence through Friday nitfht and all daj yes
tarday. Late In the afternoon
Watson and his friends managed to I :--ak in
and hold court. Then he retlr< i. Baying he
would be back this mom.
None of these magistrates will be al I to hold
court this morning, however, as the i . •■ have
!■■ >n Instructed to take no prison, before
them. They may keep their watch night and
day until the matter Is Anally settled by th"
higher courts, but thej will be unable to exer
cia ■ any of the functions of a na
Magistrate Steers, who is pi „f the
Hoani of Magistrates, which Includes all n
trates in Queens and Ricbm I bor< ughe as
well as in Brooklyn, baa Issued a call for a
meeting of that body next Wednesday. At that
time the rival Brooklyn n will m<":,
if they are not afraid to Lave the courts they
have been holding, and the whole question will
be talked over.
"I had already Issued a call for th< old i
trates." said Magistrate Steers, when aeen ir
his home in Kl.u bush by a Tribune reporter last
night. "At tha.t time the old magistrates were
to meet for the last time. < m Monda; l shall
issue ft call for the new magistrates. The two
bodies will hay i,, have separate meetings, but
they can probably fjet together later, and some
amicable agreement reached, p- nding a s> -ttb -
ment of the constitutional^ ot the law.
"It ha.« been said that I will assign the new
magistrates to various courts. That is an error,
as I have no su<-n power. The assignments are
always made t,y committees appointed at a
meeting of the full board. I am willing to do all
I can to aid in carrying out the work of the
courts while this muddle is on. 1 would b'
willing to sit In three or lour courts, If it were
necessary. Tne order which I hear Commis
sioner Ebftein has Issued, sending all the pris
oners to my court and to those of Magistrates
Voorhees and Tlghe Is an exceedingly wise one,
I believe."
Deputy Commissioner Ebstein when seen by a
Tribune reporter said:
"Corporation Counsel Rives has decided that
the new magistrates are entitled to talie office.
According to that opinion I have Instructed my
men to recognize only the new magistrates.
We have ths power to ejeel the old magistrates
from the court rooms, but 1 have deemed it
prudent not to attempt that, as It cvould only
result in complicating things still further. iii
order to have as little trouble as possible and
still have the work of the courts carried out, I
have lssu<-d general orders to all the captains to
take all their prisoners before one of the three
courts which are not mixed up In this dispute.
The police stations will be placer! ;;t the dis
posal of the new maglstrat) B, and It may be that
on Monday they will hold court in them."
MR. RXVES'B OPINION.
The opinion of Corporation Counsel Rives ad
vising the police to recognise th-- new magis
trates, and transmitted to Commissioner Par
tridge. is as follows
l have received your communication of January
4. 1901*. in which you inform me that the injunction
heretofore issued against you by Mr. Justice Ma
rean In Kings County, restraining you from recog
nizing as legally elected officers the persons elected
to the office of city magistrates In the Borough of
Brooklyn at the last election, has been vacated and
set aside, and in which you ask me to advise you
as to your duty in the premises.
in reply I beg to state that i believe it to be your
duty as an administrative officer to give full faith
and credit to the act of the legislature providing
for the election of city magistrates In tin Uorough
of Brooklyn at the annual election of 1801, and to
recognize the persons so elected as the lawful in
cumbents of the office of city magistrates In the
Borough of Brooklyn.
Some questions may arise In view of the fact that
in the opinion of Mr. Justice Marean vacating the
Injunction heretofore granted ■' doubt is expressed
as to the validity of the act of the legislature au
thorizing the said election. According, to th« strict
and ordinary rules of legal Interpretation, whatever
opinion was expressed by the learned court on this
point is purely obiter dlctus. as in the words of the
court the action In which the. Injunction was
granted was improperly brought, and there was no
strict necessity for any decision or opinion as to the
validity of the enactment.
it there be any desire on the part of the proper
authorities to test the validity of this enactment It
can be done in appropriate proceedings in the man
ner provided by law.
Late yesterday afternoon J. L. Hill, counsel
for the old magistrates, secured from Justice
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JANUARY r>. VMY2.
Marean what he consider? an affirmation
of their contention that the new magis
trates were not legally elected. It was In
the case of Lizzie Behan. who was confined
in the Raymond Street Jail, on Friday night
Sheriff (luden refuse 1 to recognise an order
of release on bail which had been signed by
Magistrate Higginbotham, one of the old magis
trates. Mr. Hill came before Justice Marean
and obtain, d an order releasing the Behan
woman. At the same time Justice Marean reaf
firmed the decision as to the unconstitutionality
of th'- Magistrates law.
Magistrate Naumer, whose court had been
captured ■■;, Friday night by Magistrate-elect
Devoy, made an attempt yesterday morning to
remove Mr. Devoy by having him arrested.
The warrant of arrest had been issued by Magis
trate Dooley, In th<- Adams-st. court When
Magistrate-elect Devoy opened the floors of the
court and declared that business was In order
Magistrate Naumei dashed in with a detective,
crying, "Here's a warrant for your arrest!"
Devoj took it. and after looking at it. said:
"I do not recognise this signature as that of
a magistrate."
No attempt was made to tak" Mr. Devoy off
the bench, but Magistrate Naumer started to
hold B court of bis own In the corner of the
courtroom. At 1 o'clock Police Captain Baldwin
came In, and said that Commissioner I'artridg,*
bad ordered that Mr. Devoy should be recog
nised as magistrate. Magistrate Naumer then
retired.
Last night everything was dark in the Myrtle
ave. court, and it was said that Mr. Devoy, re
lying on the protection of the police, had decided
to leave the court over night and return in the
morning.
The most complicated situation exists In th"
Gates-aye. police court, where Magistrate-elect
"William Watson is on the bench, and Is recog
nised and obeyed by tin- court attendants, while
Magistrate Furlong has barricaded himself in a
small room, where he went early in the after
noon ostensibly to ifet bin clothing and leave tb^
building. Magistrate Furlong says that if any
one attempts to eject him forcibly from his
stronghold he will use his revolver. To the re
porters he exhibited a wicked looking pistol
which he took from his hip pocket.
' If any one tri.-s to force m» from this room,"
h- said, "or uses any kind of violence against
me, I will shoot him."
Magistrate Furlong, who had remained in the
courtroom all night Friday, had breakfast
brought from a neighboring restaurant, an 1 \r >-
ceeded to hold court at 7 o'clock. He had not
had a wink of sleep during the night, but was
as chipper aa a lark, and prepared to dispose <;f
the regular court business. Two women and a
man were brought before him on a charge of
maintaining a disorderly house, and were com
mitted by him t.« Raymond Street Jail, sheriff
Guden refused to accept the prisoners, and they
were returned to the court.
POLICE BREAK IN THK DOORS.
in the mean while Magistrate-elect Watson
had appeared and gained possession of the
court He arrived at '•• o'clock, but found the
door barrel against intruders. Mr. Watson,
with Jacob A. Livingston, who is slued to be
his chief clerk, and a number v ,f followers, then
went to th. Ralph aye. station, and got Rounds
man Harrigan and a number of patrolmen to
accompany him to the courtroom. The poll
men declined to iplj with the request -<f
Mr. Watson to burst In the door, and the
partj waited until the arrival of Court Officers
Sheedy and McAuliffe, from the City Hall sta
tion. The court officers had orders to recognize
Magistral eleel Watson, and to break In the
.! if necessary. This they did in short order,
and Mr. Watsori and his party chare-. 1 Into the
courtroom, where Magistrate Furlong was sit
ting on t'n- bench.
"What do you want here?" demanded Magis
trate Furlong, In an angry tone.
I have come to preside in this court." de
clared Mr. Watson, as he strode behind fhe
!"'i:, h. and. taking the gavel from the hand of
Magistrate Furlong and pushing thm Individual
from his seat, rapped for order In the court.
Magistrate Furlong did not anticipate any such
harsh treatment, and whs at a l<>«s to know how
He said that be would relinquish the
bench to Mr. Watson, and thai be was going
into the small side room to get his h I ;
Inside the room, he bolted the
door and tried to make himself comfortable. H
remained there about ten minutes, when Mr.
Watson began to wonder what was detaining
him. Mr Watson walked to the door and. put
la lips to th>- keyhole, ;.~u--.l Magistrate
Furlong when he was to vacate the prem
■ hat he nas ti j Ing to
l,t'- thoughts, and that he would prob
ably be out in a few minutes Mr Watson left
■ m minutes later
again asked when he would be ready to come
out.
"F haw- derided to I'lmln here." rame the re
!■:>. "and retain possession of the court."
"Now. Mr Furlong," urged Mr. Watson, 'come
out and go home before l order th.- court <\\\
<•■ 1 s I OU."
"If they at temj M ■ tme f i am this i
said M Furlong, doggedly, "I shall pro
tect myself."
"All right, then," said Mr. Watson. "Stay all
v like this sort of lodgli
Mr Wats, n then took his place on the bench.
The !!■ era who had i n returned from
■ Jail v. i re brought to the bar.
Mr. Watson asked for the papers In the case,
and was told thai they were In Magistrate Fur
long's Inside ; ■■• ket. The w>ui I era w. re
■ .1 to b> Mr. Watson for Infi rmatlon con
cerning the asi and aft< r being • nllghtened he
d to parole the two women until .V
ng and hold the man for further exam-
Ination. The latter was returned to Raymond
Street Jail.
FURLONG BEKKS REFRESHMENT.
Magistrate Furlong was extremely quiet In his
little room, and the court attaches began to
■ r If tl>." pistol had gone off aci ld< nta Is
and put in end to his troubles. The) were
greatly relieved when he lowered a pii
cord from the window of his room and
to have a bottle of ■arsaparilla attached to It
"My throat is almost parched, ' he said, plead
and the bottle was sent up to him. Late
ii! the ••\.-imiK' Mrs. Furlong came to the court
and asked t > Bee hei husband. She remained
with him some time, and went home :■> gel son •
blankets to make him comfortable for the night.
At daybreak yesterday morning Magistrate
Dooley, who had had little sleep in his quarters
In the, Adaniß-st. court during the night, had hi •
plan oi campaign already prepared. li«- had
heard that Magistrate-elect Walter L. Durack
would make an attempt to tak.- possession <>f the
court. In anticipation of this he had v com
plaint duly drawn up, charging Mr. Dura* k with
unlawfully and wllfullj attempting to Intrude
himself Into the office of the city magistrate.
A space for the name of the complainant was
left blank. Magistrate Dooley then decided lo
get ahead of Mr. Durack, and ordered all prison
ers brought to his court at 7::{u o'clock. Mr.
Durack, however, was on hand before this time,
and advanced on the courtroom in company with
Jacob Feder, the court janitor, who had been
advised by Borough President Bwanstrom to
take no kotlce of Mr. Dooley, and to recognize
Mr. Durack as the rightful occupant of the
bench.
Magistrate I ley had the door locked on the
insiile, and tWO sentinels were at the portal
The Janitor, however, had duplicate keys, and in
a short time Mr. Durack rushed into the court
room and. running behind the rail, seated him
self in the witness chair. Magistrate Dooley
I al him and said:
"What is your business here, sir."
"l am a duly fleeted magistrate, and this is
my courtroom, anil 1 have come to take posses
sion," sai.i Mr. Durack.
"l do not recognise you. sir," said Mr. Docley.
At this minute Francis j. Byrnes, formerly an
alderman, and a friend of Mr. Dooley, who had
hastily written his nani" in the complaint al
ready laid .-in against Mr. Durack, presented
the paper to Magistrate Dooley. Ti tmptaint
was then sworn to, and the magistrate, taking
from his pocket a warrant for Mr. Durack's ar
rest which had evidently been prepared some
time before, banded it to Court Officer Higgina
and ordered him to serve It.
"Don't \on lay a hand on me," -aid Mr.
Durack al Brat. "1 am magistrate beie, and I
will punish you for contempt."
The extreme humor of the situation then
seemed to appeal to him. and he surprised
everybody by submitting to the arrest and
walking around to '.>•■ arraigned in front of the
yerj bench upon which he claimed the right
to - it . He pleaded not guilty, and was released
on In- own recognisance. He asked for im
n. "liat.- examination, and said he would be back
(or it at 11 o'clock, lie did not return, however.
Magistrate Dooley then proceeded to arraign
a man on a charge of Intoxication, and sen
traced him to two <la>s In Raymond Street Jail.
There was no one on haini to take the pris
oner away, so a court oMeer was sent with the
prisoner to JalL There Deputy Warden Wilson
declined to recognise the commitment si^n'-d by
Magistrate Deoley. The prisoner was then re
:eii. and Magistrate Dooley, as the short
est way oat of this predicament, paid the fine
of .>'_• that he had Imposed upon the prisoner and
released htm.
No more prisoners were presented ra Magis
trate Dooley upon orders from Cemmlssionsr
Partridge, so he spent the remainder of the day
In fortifying himself from any attempts to capt
ure his citadel. As the janitor had gone I ack
on him. be sent out for a locksmith and iad a
n.-u and double lock placed • n every door
"I don't know haw this thi-i- is coming out "
said Mr. Dooley at a late hour lavt night "but I
intend to hold out here to the very last. 1 '
GOLMYATER TOLD LOW.
HE WAS APPROACHED BY A
TAMMANY MAX.
CONFERENCE OF THE FUSION ALDBB
MEN PARSONS LIKELY TO HEAD
FINANCE COMMITTEE.
Alderman John L. Goldweter, of The Bronx. Is
the member of the board who on Friday told
Mayor Low and Charles V. Forties, president of
the board, that be had been approached by a
Tammany man with an offer of compensation if
he would break away from the fusionists and
help the Tammany men organise the board.
"I was approached only in a general way,"
said Mr. Goldwater last ni«ht. M N« specific sum
like $5,000 was offered to me. But I was ap
proached and asked to support the Tammany
side. I; is possible that President Femes refers
tome when be says that a member told him that
the Tammany people had offered $.").< X * • for an
alderman's support."
When Mr. Pomes was seen last night at the
City Hall, following the conference of the fusion
aldermi n, he said:
"I will not -«ay who the alderman was that
told me. if you assume it was Mr. GoMwater,
then you had better go to him and ask him
If he told me. It is perfectly true that a repre
sentative of Tammany Hall tried to bribe a
fusion alderman. The meeting took place In a
downtown ollice building. The Tammany repre
sentative In approaching the alderman said:
I have .5r.,000 iii my pocket; I will give you that
for your vote. If that Is not enough, name your
own price and I'll s**e what I can do. You are
a fool not to take advantage of this chance.
We've got a majority, anyhow, In the boar i,
and we have |100,000 to spend In this way."
"It wasn't liundy, Matthews or Malone. who
were not at the caucus on Thursday night. One
paper stated that Bell wasn't present. That Is
a mistake; he was there.
M'CALL niDN'T BEE FORNES,
"About a week ngo an alderman— MoCall, I
think met me in the City Hall and said to me:
'Mr. President, I am going to \.o the leader el
the minority In the Hoard of Aldermen. I want
to talk with you. Will you he In your store all
forenoon on Friday?" I replied that I would
gladly talk with him, because Use minority has
richts which should he considered. I waited In
my store all forenoon yesterday, but Alderman
McCall did not appear. Then I thought that
maybe McCall had an idea that he would be the
leader of the majority instead of thf minority.
and 1 recalled the alderman's bribery story.
"I went Into tho Mayor's office, and there was
thp alderman who had beea approached waiting
to siv the Mayor. I Introduced them, and th*
alderman In question told the Mayor and myself
the •mire story of his being approached. He
told us who th^ man was that had approached
him, ami whom „<* said he represented. I will
not say whether the man he represented Is an
alderman or not. He Is a Tammany official.
Then the Mayor decided that It was proper to
clv.- out a statement."
Alderman John T. MeCstH, the Tammany lead
er of the minority !n the old Board of Aldermen,
who will probably be tho minority leader In th»
new board, called on the Mayor about noon.
After talking with him a few minutes he made
the following statement:
■ 1 first want to explain my talk with Mr.
I - I did meet htm !n the <"ity Hall and
told him I wanted to have a talk with him. It
was arranged that l was to meet him at his
Broomc it itaflv. The meettasg was to be on
y forenoon, a week ago.
a -p . iai meeting of the Board of Aldermen
was called for thai day, and I had to attend
that, and didn't go to see Mr. Kornes. That la
all there is to that part of it.
KNOWS NOTHING <>X BRIBEKT.
"I .ailed on the Mayor and told him I knew
absolutely nothing about any bribery or attempt
to bribe anybody, and, so h-!;> me <;od, I don't.
I said to the Mayor: I>o I look like a man who
would g i around bribing people?" The Mayor
was very pleasant He said, 'No, you don't look
i man who would talk at random.'
■ a week ago I told all of my friends that we
didn't have the ghost of a chance, and that the
fuslonista would organise the board."
Brooklyn captured nearly all the sergeants
at aims in the division of the aldermen's
patronage at the caucus yesterday afternoon.
There are six places, and nearly the entire
afternoon from :s o'clock till ♦; was .„
In discussing a plan for giving out these sis
places. Queens drew the first place, worth
51..100 ... year Brooklyn got four assistant eer
gcants-at-arms, and Mew-York only one The
Brooklyn aldermen were Borough Presl
denl Bwanstrom and Messrs. Walkley, Tebbetts
and Downing, rhe places are worth $1,000 a
S ear each.
There were four • ■ tttees Howland and Oat
man, of New-York, and Laindy and
Brooklyn.
Uderman Mathews, »ho was absent from
l!: '- aucui on 'nun >daj night, waa present \.*
terday.
"I'd rather be n dead ililerman than a live
• ■lie under suspicion of lielng a bribe taker"
* :I 'l '■•■■ H" was so feeble from the effects of
an operation for appendicitis that he could
hardl] walk up 'be stairs.
v ■•'■ :I "- 1 " Jo er>h \ Bill, of the Sixty-fourth
IMmrlct, :•■ ol j ho In i ;.. rsonal friend of
Conrao Hasenflug, .■!■.... with Magistrate Hlg
glnbothain, controls the re^ulai Democratic or
•ion In th • XlXth Assembly District said
yesterday that he would vote with the rualonists
in rhe organization of the Hoard of Aldermen
"Beyond that." he said, "I refuse to pledge
myself. I ehall always be guided bj the Inter
■ sis „( my constituents and the district i rep
reseni ! •... present at the la: i fusion con
ference, and those who knou me understand
lhat my word li good, in the campaign I re
futed all offers ol assistance that might hamper
me as a public official I shall wear no man's
collar, but " far as the organisation of the
board is concerned the fusionists may count on
me."
MALONE WITH THE FUSIONISTS.
AMetman Patrick H. Malone. of the Fifty
lust District, Brooklyn, who is as Independent
Democrat, elected on the fusion ticket, declared
yeaterdaj thai be would also vote with the fu
slonlsts In the organisation of the board.
"1 could not do otherwise than vote with the
fuMonists ' he said. "1 have the reputation
among thoee who know me of playing fair with
every on*. I have not been approached dlrectlj
or Indirectly by any man representing Tans
many Hall who might be seeking mj \<.te In the
organization <>f the board. Although ill. l hope
to he ible to get to the organization on Monday,
and will then stand with the fusionists. After
that l shall vote on all questions according to
the beat interests of my district."
The board will me.-t for orj;anlatlon to-morrow
BOOn, and Will then adjourn for two weeks. It
is generally believed that Alderman Herbert
Parsons will be th| chairman of the Finance
Committee. The leadership honors will be di
vided equally between Alderman Mclnnes, the
vice-president, and Alderman Goodman.
Alderman I 'avid Stewart, of Brooklyn, said:
■| think all this talk about the bribery of al
dermen is unwise, and not particularly well
ton: d. d. rtsi Sfss a man Stays out of a caucus
is no reason for assuming that he Is a bribe
taker. There are five Republicans in the board,
and. according to all parliamentary usa^e. they
hay- a p. I fee! right to caucus. They Were ele, t
.-.l solely by Republican votes. Doubtless all of
them will stand by the fusion caucus. I know
1 shall, but. all the same, we have a perfect
ri^ht to go it independently if we see fit."
NOT LAID BEFORE JEROME YET.
District Attorney Jerome had little to announce
yesterday. On Monday, he said, he would go on
With the regular routine criminal business. His
first work, as declared, would he to dispose of the
cases In which prisoners Bra held In the Tombs.
On Monday the new grand Jury mill be sworn in and
the fojr parts of General Sessims and Criminal
A. Jaeckel & Co.
Fvirriers and Importers. •
JaLi\u©Lry Reductions
In
SeaJskin. BrooLcitek.il a.nd Persian Coats and
Jackets.
Evening Wraps.
Cloth Driving Coats lined and . trimmed
with Fur.
Se^ble and Silver Fox Scarfs. Boas and
Farvcy Neckpieces.
Gentlemen's Fur-lined Coasts and C«xrria.de
Outfits.
57 Union, Sqvraire, 16th a B ™ s,,
FORSYTHE'S WAISTS.
JANUARY SALE OF
WASH WAISTS CONTINUES.
3,000 FRESH FROH THE LAUNDRY
TO-MORROW, WHITE AND
COLORED MADRAS, SIZES 32 TO 44,
2.00.
Regular Price, $3.50.
JOHN FORSYTHE,
THE WAIST HOUSE, 865 Broadway,
Between 17th .in.i tHth ssa
A lot of Sample Coats,
Girls and Misses,
sizes from 4 to 14 years,
price $7.50,
former prices from $10.75 to $15,00.
Also Finer Coats at marked reductions.
60-62 West 23d Street.
Branch of the S'lprrme Court will open. With
reference to the report that he had received a com
munication from the Mayor about the rumored
bribery of aldermen the District Attorney said:
1 know nothing about It and I have not been called
into consultation. 1 da not know whether it would
»>e Illegal for aldermen la absent themselves from
the opening teuton of their board. I have not
looked into the matter, nor hive I been asked to.
MAJORITY MA V BE IXCREASED
CONTESTS LIKELY TO ADD TO TUB
FUSION FORCES IN THE BOARD.
The slender majority of the fusion forces in the
Hoard of Aldermen Is likely to be increased as a
result of three contested elections which are
soon to come before the Committee on Contested
Elections of the new board. These are In the
Hid, Vlllts and XXVIth Assembly districts.
James B. Reynolds, Mayo Low's secretary,
told a Tribune reporter yesterday that a strong
fight was to be made in his own. the VHlth
District. In this district Meyer Shoenfeld. the
Citizens Union and Republican candidate, was
defeated by 58 votes. The official canvass did
not char,:;., the figures, and the court declared
Max J. Forces, the Tammany candidate, elected.
Gross frauds are charged by the fusion forces
in this district It is reported that in one of the
election districts in Stantoa-at five men were
stationed at each corner, and .-very voter who
appeared waa seised upon and carried into a
nearby saloon, where arguments of such a con
vim Ing nature were put to him that when he
emerged his political faith had changed rad
ically, in this election district the fusionista
were beaten by an unprecedented majority of
over 100. and This result decided the contest for
alderman In the Vlllth District
in the XXVltta Assembly District the Tam
many alderman wan elected by at. out thirty
votes, •.""> frauds on a big scale are charged
there also
it is probable thai some addition will be made
to the slight majority of the rusionists as a re
sult of these contests
THE <;r \u\\ TEE SYSTEM 1 SNARE.
JUSTICE JEROME: SAYS THAT UNDER IT
MANUFACTURERS HAVE DEFRAUD
ED THE CITY.
District Attorney Jerome saM last evening that
one of the mom prominent manufacturers of hose
in the United States, who baa sever had dealings
with the city, i, i.i him that the city should buy
hose without ■ guarantee, and added that good
■"■■" could be obtained for SS cents a foot, whereas
the city in the Tammany administration sad been
paying from US to $1 a a foot The guarantee
system. District Attorney Jerome said, has t>een
s grand opportunity for city employes to "shake
down" manufacturers in the sals of hose and as
lMtalt to the city.
Inspectors on discovering flaws in making tests
of the goods hi.d been bribed time and time again
Mr m™?' said, by the manufacturers and had
put O. K. on the goods and completed the 'I.
In a short time the hoc or asphalt was in „.l i
of repair, and. although the guarantee called on
the manufacturers for repairs, the city has done
It in almost every case In the Tammany admlnls-
POLWEIIAX'S SKULL TREPANNED.
Policeman George Petry. of the East One-hun
srodvand-tw«nty-stxtti station, who was found
on New Year's morning at One-hundred-and-nlne
te.mh-st. and Park-aye. with a fractured skull,
was operated on at the Harlem Hospital yesterday
afternoon. His skull was trepanned by Drs. Slevin.
Mooney and Grell. The operation was successful
and it Is beltev •' ;>i| lVtry will recover. The do
lice are looking far the men who assaulted him
PALESTINE COMUAM)i:h'Y RECEPTION,
One of the principal gnesU at the twenty-fourth
annual reception of Palestine Commandery No. 18
Knights Templar. which is to take place at the
Metropolitan Opera House on January 30. will be
Rear Admiral Wlnfleld Scott Sehley (retired), who
is a member of Columbia Commandery. No. I, of
Washington. Columbia Commandery. escorted' by
its drill corps, which is one of the best m the
country, will arrive hero in the afternoon of Jan
uary 30. in the evening the corps will give an ex
hibition drill, . A number of offlcera of the Grand
Encampment of ICnighU T«mvlar of th« Unlttu)
States will attend the reception, as well as Erastus
"La. Belle/
A French corset. Imported by and made ex*
pressly for us, now placed on sale for the tax
time.
A straight front model, full bias gored, repre
senting tafter many experiments) the highs*
degree of perfection in the art of corset making.
A complete line of attractive styles in tie
llnest quality of silk nffjtsssl ami brocade. Ws
cordially invite our patrons to vi«it this depart
ment and have a pair fitted by an expert
A symmetrical corset is much more comfort
able than any other if properly titled.
Broadway, 8 & 9 Sts.
\ The"OLD RELIABLE"
No, 133 fti&lTlfiil
FIFTH AYE. Pi J|pifJ^
World Famous Marian! Tonic
Especially useful in Nervous
Troubles. Malaria. Consumption,
Overwork, Indigestion, L*
Grippe, General Debility.
All Druggists. Refuse Substitutes.
REED * BARTON,
SILVERSMITHS,
Broadway and 17tli Street. N. I.
6 Maiden Lane. N.Y.
(European MapsfBRENJANas
land Guide Books l^^JgS
«'. I via van. Right Eminent Grand rom **s?^n3
Knights Templar of the Suit.- ol New-l«>r_ *• hot
his subordinate officers. Masons from U !S or^
States have signified their intention of cc * l*;5«-l *;5«-. a i s ,
era. as well as ■ large number of aw* i-visM
including Govern Oilell. who is him-*-' a *£=„.
Templar, and also many city officials. .'■•'* mmSt
tlons of Palestine Commamkrv are "^^jfrJLjoa,
the most brilliant affairs ot the kind oft ■* "^uy
The sal* of seats and boxes has been UMU M
large, although the reception is yet tare* -
distant.
TWO SIGNAL CORPS niSRAXI> ED '
GOVERNOR OPELJ. BELIEVES THE WORK CA* *
WELL. DONE WiTHOfT THEM.
Albany. Jan. 4. Th- M Signal < *J*ij^f wt »
city, and the 4th Signal Corps, of I™ 1"".* f.
to-day disbanded by Adjutant-General JW
Henry, under the direction of r " >V * r !"'lonoS*
This Is In accordance with the policy or cuirtt
that Governor Odell has planned for me
year. , «,j s'.f
The Governor believe* that the M : «• t
sal Corp, ens ***** >!: the "J^, w •*•
be required. The dlsbar.dment « lU ** sWrt d #S»
State »..u«) a year. Sixty men ar«»^»« ' ?•*
of tha service, and tte « m » J S *it" •*
road* supernumerary. Th* .duo-"*""
into operation on January la.

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