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tinder the proposed measure would -also be put
out of office. They are also Democrats.
Leaders of the Republican and fusion force*
•were in conference on Saturday night and again
yesterday. A Mil has been prepared legislating
out all of the magistrates, both those who were
appointed and those who were elected, and giv
ing to Mayor Low the power of appointing
magistrates for the various police courts in
Brooklyn. This bill will go to Albany this morn-
Ing and will probably be Introduced at the first
opportunity. Of course It will not be passed
unless It is definitely decided that the law under
■which magistrates were elected is unconstitu
tional. If the old magistrates would ask for quo
warrant© proceedings, the question of constitu
tionality could be determined inside of thirty
XEW MAGISTRATES' POSITION.
When a Republican leader was asked last
night whether the new magistrates might not
bring quo warranto proceedings, he said:
"Why thould they? They were duly elected
Tinder a law on the statute books, and, according
to that law, until it Is declared unconstitutional,
are the legal magistrate*. With the support of
the police they can exercise all of their func
tions and occupy the courtrooms, and the old
magistrates can have nothing to pay."
The business of arraigning prisoners was not
hindered to any great extent yesterday by the
fact that five of the eight courts were in a state
of eiege and out of commission. All of the
prisoners in the Eastern District station were
taken before Magistrate Steers, in the Flatbush
court, who also took care of the East New-York
prisoners. Magistrate Voorhees. ln the Coney
Island court, attended to his regular police sta
tions, and the prisoners in the other stations
•were taken before Magistrate Tighe. in the But
ler-st. court. The calendars were not heavy, and
the magistrates were able to clear them before
Magistrate Dooley was in the recesses of th«*
Adams-st. court behind double bolted doors all
right Saturday and all day yesterday. He de
clares that, although he Is pretty much worn
out. he is prepared to withstand the siege In
definitely. He is not taking any chances, and
aa far as could be learned did not venture out
for a breath of fresh air all day yesterday.
Magistrate-elect Durack did not appear, and no
one entered or left the etmrt room except a few
of Magistrate Dooley's close friends.
ln the Myrtle-aye. court Magistrate-elect
Charles S. Devoy, who had gone home late on
Saturday night, was on hand again before sun
rise with his chief clerk, John Thome. He Is one
of the two new magistrates who have captured a
rourt, and he dia not intend to lose it through
any lack of vigilance on his part. At 0 o'clock
Magistrate Naumer appeared, and after some
parleying was admitted to the courtroom. He
said that he wished to reiterate his formal pro
test against the occupancy of the bench by Mr.
Devoy. but that was all he did. Mr. Devoy then
convened court in regular form, looked around
the empty courtroom, inquired if there was any
bußlnees to coma before him. and upon being
informed by his chief clerk that there was no
business, declared the court adjourned. He says
that he will see to It that Magistrate Naumer
does not recain the court, although he was a
little shaky last night in his determination to
remain through the night and attempt to get
some sleep on a hard btneh.
O'REILLY LEAVES IT TO THE COURTS.
Magistrate-elect Brennan, who was chosen to
take Magistrate O'Reilly's place ln the Ewen-st.
court, and who managed to crowd out Mr.
O'Reilly on Saturday morning, was in the court
room at an early hour yesterday morning and
duly convened court. There were no prisoners
arraigned, however, and after adjourning he
went home. Magistrate O'Reilly is willing to al
low the dispute to be settled by the courts, and
he intends to sit back and enjoy the comforts of
his home, instead of losing sleep and flesh ln a
All was quiet and peaceful at the Gates-aye.
court yesterday. Court Officer Sheedy. who was
on guard all night, was relieved early yesterday
morning by Court Officer Robinson. Sheedy
said that Magistrate Furlong had passed a com
fortable night not the slightest sound issuing
from tho little fi by 8 foot anteroom ln which
Magistrate Furlong had barricaded himself, save
for regular and sonorous snoring. Early in the
morning he arose and opened the door of his
den long enough to ask Sheedy to go to a neigh
boring restaurant and bring back something for
breakfast. She^dy says that, although he does
not recognize Magistrate Furlong as presiding
in the court, he was willing to get him some
thing to eat for humanity's sake. After Court.
Officer Robinson took charge the telephone bell
rang, and some one asked that Magistrate Fur
long be called to the 'phone. The magistrate,
however, refused to venture from the room,
fearing, perhaps, that Robinson would dash in
and take posser-slon. When a Tribune reporter
called at the court Magistrate Furlong refused
to hold any conversation with him. even through
the bolted door. Magistrate-elect Watson visited
the court early In the morning and went away
shortly, after being told that all the prisoners
from the Ralph-aye. police station had been sent
down tc Magistrate Steers to be disposed of by
A TOUCH OF THE LUDICROUS.
Court Officer Robinson had orders not to per
tnlt Magistrate Furlong to leave his private
office. The magistrate. It was known, had some
of the records of the office ln his pockets, and
Magistrate-elect Watson was determined that
nothing of a legal character should be removed
from the, court. Robinson strayed over to the
vrindow early in the morning, and was standing
looking Intently at a trolley car that had drawn
up at the corner, when the magistrate emerged
from his dungeon and. walking briskly to the
bench, picked up the gavel and rapped for order.
"The court will please come to order," he said
In a stern voice "What is tne first case on the
calendar? Xo business? All right, I declare the
He said it all so quickly, and took Robinson
to by surprise, that the Utter was nonplussed
for a moment, and did not recover his equanim
ity until the magistrate had disappeared behind
the door of his little room. Then the humor of
the situation dawned upon Robinson, and he
■was attacked by a fit of laughter that threat
ened to split his ample sides.
Id the Lee-aye. court, Magistrate E. Gaston
Hlgginbotham remained in absolute possession.
'He alept on a lounge in the little private office
on Baturday night, but said he was getting tired
r.f the life and was anxious to get home. He
thought, however, in view of Justice Marean's
derision, that he was in duty bound to remain
ln the court and guard the records. If the police
authorities would assign an officer to perform
(hat duty he would feel relieved and would go
home. Yesterday afternoon his wife and chil
dren paid him a visit, and remained several
hours. Early in the morning Magistrate-elect
Kramer appeared at the Clymer-st. station and
asked If there was any court business to be
disposed of. He was Informed that all the pris
onera had. by direction of Police Commissioner
Partridge, been sent to Magistrate Steers, who
5s not affected by Justice Marean's decision
Magistrate Higginbotham. when seen by a
Tribune reporter, exhibited a huge batch of legal
We suggest curing a pain in
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sion into the stomach. Usual
way of treating neuralgia is to
rub liniment on the outside.
.That's only a makeshift.
Scott's Emulsion is nerve food.
Scott's Emulsion feeds and
For an obstinate neuralgia, for
nervousness, for nerve weakness
take Scott's Emulsion. It's nerve
food and nerve strength.
J ■sT»'ll Mil 4 yon » ni»!« to try, it y«u Ilk*. . -•
fJßj£>rr & BOWND, 409 Pearl street. New Tork.
documents relating to prisoners who were out
on ball. Fifteen of the cases will come up for
trial this morning, but. singularly, none of the
prisoners are in Raymond Street Jail, fo that no
complications over Magistrate Hijrginbotham
can arise for a day at least. On Tuesday a
number cf capes will rome up for trial of prison
ers now confined In the Jail, and It remains to
be seen whether or not Sheriff Gurlen will release
them on an order Ri?rn*»d by the magistrate.
WILL LEAVE THEM ON THE JAIL STEPS.
"Among the prisoners to be tried by me to
morrow morning," said Magistrate Hlggin
botham, "are several persons charged with
burglary, if any of these are convicted I shall
send them In charge of a court officer to Ray
mond Street Jail, and If the Sheriff refuses to re
ceive them I shall take them there myself and
leave them on the steps of the jail. There my
responsibility will end.
"As Justice Marean decided on Friday that
the elected magistrates have no title to office
and that their election is void, and as he on
Saturday said. I was a magistrate with full
power to act. and that It la my duty to protect
the office, I believe that I am required by law
to sit here and protect the records involving the
names of persons accused of grave crimes, who
are. of course, innocent until proven guilty. Cor
poration Counsel Rives has nothing to say about
this caee. and I shall pay no attention to him. I
am taking this position in the Interests of the
people. lam getting exceedingly tired of the
whole thing, however, anil 1 want to go horn*.
If the Supreme Court does not decide this ques
tion soon I shall take all these papers to the
County Court House and dump them into one of
the Supreme courts. It is a great hardship for
me to remain here.
"I wish it to be distinctly understood, how
ever, that I have not barricaded the doors of
this 'court against anybody. If Mr. Kramer
comps here I shall admit him. nut only as a
citizen. I shall not recognize him as a magis
trate unless the Supreme Court so decrees it. I
am the magistrate here, and my mandates must
be obeyed; and if h° attempts to protrude him
self into the court and eject me I shall have
him locked op. If the police won't do it we
Will have somebody who will."
FIRE DAMAGES CHURCH.
THIRTY PERSONS AT PRAYER MEETING IN
The Oreenpolnt Tabernacle of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, Manhattan-aye. and Noble
st.. Brooklyn, was damaged by fire last evening
to the extent of about $10,000. A prayer meet
ing attended hy thirty persons was being held
in the basement at the time. All escaped with
out difficulty. The interior of the auditorium
was completely burned out.
The janitor discovered tho fire and turned ln
the alarm. He believes the fire was caused by
Christmas greens falling from the wall Into a
gas jet. The Rev. D. A. Jordan is the pastor of
DEFECTIVE METER KILLS FOUR.
FATHER. MOTHER. SON AND A YOUNG
WOMAN ASPHYXIATED BY
Hartford. Conn., Jan. s.— Anton Chaves. his wife
and their two-year-old boy. Joseph, and Miss Mary
Devida, eighteen years old, were asphyxiated early
this morning ln their home, in New Park-aye. A
tenant ln the house discovered the odor of gas
and traced It to the floor above. Mr. and Mrs.
Chaves were found dead, and .before a physician
arrived at the house the little boy and Miss Devida
The gas had been escaping from a defectivo
meter in the cellar.
VAQVITAIXE OFF FIRE ISLAXD.
THE SECRETARY GENERAL, OP THE
FRENCH PANAMA CANAL COMPANY
ONE OF HER PASSENGERS.
The steamer I>'Aqultalne, from Havre December
28. with merchandise and passengers to tho <"om
pagnlo G*nexale Tranaatlantlque. was sighted south
of Fire Island at 10 o'clock last night. M. Edouard
Lampie, secretary general of the French Panama
Canal Company, who Is coming here to present the,
I>roposltion for the sale of the Panama Canal to
the T'nited States, Is one of her passengers.
BODY OF MARY PECK FOUND.
FUNERAL OF FATHER AND DAUGHTER WHO
WERE BURNED TO DEATH WILL BE
HELD TO DAT.
Bethany. Conn., Jan 6.— The body of Miss Mary
Peck, who with her father was burned to death
here early yesterday morning, was found in the
ruins of their home to-day. Charles Peck, who
was injured by Jumping from the house, is still
suffering from the shock, but his condition Is not
The funeral of Mr. Peck and his laughter will
te held on Tuesday afternoon.
CHARGE EACH OTHER WITH FRAUD.
MEANWHII,H CTCLH RACE* WINNERS HAVE NOT
RECEIVED PRIZE MONET.
Boston, Jan. s.— Referee Kelsey's decision In re
gard to the finish of the six day race at the Park
Square Garden Saturday evening Is being anxiously
awaited by the riders and followers of the sport in
this city. All to-day the Garden was filled with
the riders and their friends, and every detail of
Saturday evening's finish was gone over
Charges of team work on the part of the leading
six teams were openly made, Hugh McLean and
?« ™ n .n e t>,- c r lared £°?UI? UIv ely that the trio wa» out
to win the race. Lean L who was thrown on the
fourth lap. is confident that, except for the team
work, he would have finished first *
McFarland, Freeman and Gougoltz make the
same charges against McLean and Leaner They
say that the two had fixed up a deal, and are now
angry because they could not pull it through They
also say that threats had been made to throw them
"over the fence" If either of the trio tried to win!
X« T , I !n^ c < mOn h , af> not been P al(J - »nd will not
be until Referee Kelst-y haa made his decision.
THEY WANT MORE' LETTER CARRIERS.
The New-York branch of the National letter
Carriers' Association held a special meeting yes
terday afternoon in Brevoort Hall. Fifty-fourth-st
and Thlrd-ave.. President M. A. Fitzgerald In the
chair, to bear a report from the legislative commit
tee of the union and discuss the advisability of agi
tating for mare carriers for York. The meet
ing was in favor of agitating for an addition to the
present force. Charles M. Waldron. of the legisla
tive committee, made & statement, in which he
Under the present law the letter carriers cannot
work overtime, and the business In New-York is
Increasing enormously. The result is that trip
have occasionally to be missed resulting In delay In
delivery of letters. As part of the great public the
carriers want the force Increased..
PRESIDENT HOPES LESSLER WILL WIN.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBU3H.]
Washington. Jan. s.— ln a talk with T. St. John
Gaffney, of New-York, yesterday, the President ex
pressed the earnest hope that Montague Lessler
would be victorious in his race for Congress against
Perry Belmont. The President told his visitor that
he knew Mr. Lessler very well, and regarded him
as entirely worthy to represent the district More
than that, the President declared that the Interests
of New-York City demanded a heavier Republican
representation at this time, and he hoped tho vot
ers would take this into account when they go to
LESSLER CONFIDENT OF VICTORY.
Montague Lessler. the Republican candidate for
Congress in the Vllth District against Perry Bel
mont, 1s making a rousing fight. He went through
the district yesterday, and last night at the Fifth
Avenje Hotel said he was confident of victory He
said Belmont would bo cut right and left.
BULGARIAN ASSEMBLY DISSOLVED.
Sofia, Jan. 6.— Owing to the rejection by the So
branje (National Assembly) of the demand by the
newly formed Cabinet for two months' supplies.
Prince Ferdinand has dissolved the Sobranje.
ANARCHIST PLOTS IN SPAIN.
Madrid. Jan. ti.— The police have discovered
traces uf. anarchist plots in the towns of Jerez
de la Frontera, Ah-als de los Gazules and Arcoa
de !a Fr ntera. ln tho Province of Cadiz. Forty
nine arrests were made and the prisons** con
y. yed to Barcelona, where they will be tri-d by
the military courts.
NEW-Y ORK DAILY TRTBT T NE. MONDAY. JANfARV fi. 1902.
SUNDAY SALOON OPENING-
DR. NELSON. OF ROCHESTER. fONTRO
VERTB BISHOP FOTTER.
"DO AS YOU PLEASE IDEA OF PERSONAL.
LIBERTY" FRAUGHT WITH DAN
GER TO COMMUNITY.
Rochester, N. V.. Jan. 5 (Special).— Rev. Dr.
Samuel Banks Nelson, pastor of St. Peter's Pres
byterian Church, one of the influential churches of
this city, this afternoon delivered a reply from his
pulpit to the arguments advanced by Bishop Pot
ter and the Rev. Dr. Ra'nsford in favor of Sunday
opening of saloons and tneir criticism of prohibi
tion and Woman's Christian Temperance Union
theories of temperance legislation. Dr. Nelson
was the speaker who attacked Justice Jerome
when he delivered his Chamber of Commerce din
ner speech In this city several weeks ago
Dr. Nelson holds that Bishop Potter's and Dr.
Ralnsford's utterances Indicate a popular tendency
la New-York City toward the doctrine or "natural
law," or, as he expresses It, the "do as you please"
theory of government. Dr. Nelson declares that
Bishop Potter overlooks the fact that a man can
become a slave to drink, and adds that such a
theory could only be addressed with safety to a
congregation of canny Scotch elders, and even
then not without peril. Dr. Nelson said:
The proposal to o;en the saloons of New-York
City on Sunday ha: 1 given rise not only to dis
cussion of the supposed evils of Sunday opening,
but also to the more general question of the meth
1 ods of preventing Intemperance. Bishop Potter
! and Dr. Rainsford have led the discussion on the
latter branch of the Question, and they both agree
In the statement that legislative restriction of in
toxicating beverages is unmanly and un-Christian,
and that reformers. instead of pursuing; the nar
row minded policy which they say Is represented
by Presbyterians. Baptists and Methodists, ought
rather to come out boldly as Episcopalians and
adopt the broad policy of toleration, if not of
sympathy, with the liquor traffic in any form.
This is the application to a public evil of the law
of nature, or the "do as you pleafre" Idea of per
Now, in the United States the law of nature is
in the Declaration of Independence specifically
recognized as only a part of a ater whole, for
that document reads, "The law of r.ature and of
nature's t;od." And the State constitutions in
spired by it speak of the "Great Governor of the
World," "the Sovereign Ruler" and the "Legislator
of the Universe," and this combination of natural
liberty with the restrictions of conscience and
obedience to a moral governor of the universe has
given a unique character to the democratic gov
ernment of this country, and Inspires such true
discriminations as that expressed by the illustrious
Hamilton, when he said that he "considered the
French Revolution to be no more akin to the
American Revolution than the faithless wife in a
French novel is like the Puritan matron of New-
No man 1 personality is debased in thlr- land by
the genera! rule of subjection to a majority of
bis fellow?, since h* always feels that it is snb
mlFston for conscience' sake. It is easy to obey
a law which "makes for righteousness" If a m m
recognizes conscience, even if he does not recog
nise God. No government la, according to Bishop
Potter's viewpoint, natural, but mechanical. This
is true: it i.. mechanical, like the stick that is
placed beside a plant to hold it up. find the growth j
of the plant can only be hindered by undue Inter- !
ference. This Is always an Interference that .
springs either from the superstition of priests and |
princes or from the superstition of the people.
The former hold that society can be made right
eous by law, and the latter that society Is only
happy when the law of nature is unrestrained.
Modern freedom as enjoyed in this land declare?
the separation of society from the superstition of j
tho priests and princes, but its most honored &nd i
useful champions have ever learned the necessity
for eternal vigilance against the evils of the popu
lar superstition of nature worship, since its In
variable consequences are the breeding in the peo
ple of disdain for statute laws which interfere in
any way with spontaneous action, a preference
for curbstone philosophy over all mature reasoning
and a contempt for the lessons of experience.
A Sunday closing law Is not Intended is a pun
ishment, but as an attempt to shield from tempta
tion and lessen a public offence; and all men
agree that drinking beyond one's means, as well
as the crimes directly traceable to drunkenness,
would be better prevented than punished. To buy
liquor during closed hours on Sunday Is not an |
evil per Be, hut it is :i malum prohlbltum, and no i
government can exist that does not create thin j
class of offences. Dr. Potter and Dr. Ralnvford !
must now logically attack the excise duties and i
all forma of taxation on liquors which are of a i
unique character, for these are made high by law j
for the purpose of raising the price of liquors
above the capacity of the multitude to buy them
in dangerous quantities. This Is doubtless a
breach of natural law. but the eater offence In
the justification for the lesser, It is remarkabla
that the religious Journals have treated the pro
posed open Sunday law with much less severity
than the secular Journals. This may be due to what
Dr. Farkhurst calls "moral muddle headedness."
or it may be owing to an Intelligent appreciation
of the safeguards of the public weal. The liquor I
vote, the licentious vote, the disorderly class vote
and other similar votes in New-York city repre
sent the more Ignorant strata of th« population,
and It is always characteristic of an ignorant man
to be inclined to eeparato his private Interests
from the interests of his fellows.
There is no natural Instinct that can be called
wholly bad, but it has long since become clear to '
the leaders of all people that th*> passion for in
toxicating liquor may be extirpated without doing
any injury, and hence, that legal restraint is not
In any good sense unnatural. Sunday closing does
not exclude any wholesome pleasure from a poor
man's life, and cannot further harden his lot. j
Why. then, should it be called an unmanly and
un-Chrlst!an icstrlctlon? Bishop Potter's "argu
ment assumes a general wisdom and frugality that
are Imaginary, and Ignores depraved and mis
directed consumption. It la a sort of nature wor
ship that is only lit to be addressed to an audience
of Fober, canny Scotch church elders, and even
to them it would be fraught with peril. Bishop
Potter scouts the statement that a man may be a
slave or a martyr to strong drink, . ml regards
John B. Gough as not only mistaken, but as ex
ercising a vicious Influence by his teachings. It
is a sad truth that experience favors Gough and
not Potter, and that legislators have been com
pelled to save men from themselves, as well as
society from the drunkard.
We believe Bishop Potter I* a good deal better '
than the doctrine he represents, and hope that ho
may never have to learn from experience, as Gough
did, the enslaving power of the seductive wine cup.
CRITICIZES BISHOP POTTER.
DR. L. A. BANKS ALSO INSISTS THAT PR.
RAINSFORt) SHOULD MAKE A\-
Dr. Louis Albert Banks, as a prelude to his ser
mon last night at the Grace Methodist Church, in
West One-hundred-and-fourth-st.. replied to the
recent remarks of Bishop Potter and Dr. Rains
ford on the excise question. He said In part:
Two prominent religious leaders, speaking at the.
Church Club last Monday evening, muie some re
marks which are so utterly unjuat and untrue as
to merit a most spirited rejoinder. No man stands
readier to do Justice to the good work of Btshop
Potter and Dr. Rainsford than I, but when Bishop
Potter says that the prohibition movement is a
fraud, a gross fraud and a failure. I have some
thing to say to him. The State of Maine has been
trying the prohibition of tho liquor traffic for an
entire generation, and the majority in favor of its
continuance In that State is overwhelming. To
say that prohibitionists are frauds in unworthy of
a man of Bishop Potter's standing and calibre. To
say that tho prohibition principle Is wrong is to
attack Almighty God. He saw nt to Issue, the first
command and to Indorse the principle of prohibi
tion. All Christians will agree with Eiuhop Potter
that "education" and "elevation" and "transforma
tion" are notes which the Christian Church ought
to strike, and the most earnest prohibitionists lay
as much stress on these points as does Bishop Pot
ter. When Christ gave us "The New Command
ment" He ln no way abrogated the prohibitive
laws of the Decalogue. Prohibition Is Just as hon
est and Just as successful as the Decalogue.
And now comes Dr. Ralnsford witn the startling
declaration that the Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union Is doing the devil's work. Here is an
assault on the largest body of Christian women
ever ore-anized In the world. They have belted tho
globe with their white ribbons, and are among the
most devout and the most noble and Intelligent
Christian women of the whole world. Their ser
vice Is unselfish, prayerful and loving who seek
to educate the public and to save the drunkard.
One would think that they would be spared th«
bitter denunciations of the Christian minister, but
Dr. Raineford says that they are doing the devils
work. What has so stirred up Dr. Ralnsford'a
wrath against the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union? They have been trying to keep the sa
loons closed on Sunday. They have been praying
and- petitioning for the continuance of the Ameri
can Sabbath, and have been trying to keep Xew-
York from being turned into a Continental beer
garden. This, in the view of Dr. Ralnsford, Is to
do the devil's work.
Some months ago Dr. Ralnsford. In an addtess
on a similar occasion, uttered words so abhorrent
to good taste and which aroused such a torrent of
public Indignation that he felt called upon to put a
card in the newspapers frankly acknowledging that
he had "spoken unadvisedly with his lips." Every
one thought this waa a wise and an honorable
thing to do. The good doctor's lips have played
him false again. Another apology is demanded' by
the occasion. No man ever uttered a statement
more abhorrent to the moral sense of the Chris
tian people of this nation than did Dr. Rainsford
when he said that the members of the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union were doing the devil's
work In defending the Sabbath against tne inva
sion of the saloon.
t>r. Rainsford says that we have no right to de
part from the wishes of the masses. Who are th«
muaees? Justice Jerome Bays that two hundred
thousand people ln New-York City desire the sa
loons opened on Sunday, and therefore they ought
to be opened. What a queer case of the tall wag
ging the dog! Shall two hundred thousand people
be allowed to dictate to three million? Out on all
This plea for the opening of the saloons on behalf
cf the poor has not a. leg to stand on. I hay«
been working la the dowctowu churches of tho
FORTY-SECOND ANNUAL STATEMENT
Home Life Insurance Company
CEORCE E. IDE, President.
NO. 256 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
JANUARY Ist. 1902.
«_» — »2 goo on Policy R**crTr (Per Certificate cf New
Bonds anil M0rteatce5. ............ ~'" ' S.SB-SM4O Fork Insurance Departm-r:; 110,37^03100
Bond* and etock*. (market vain*.} f-si' •*» 4^ Present Valur of aU DMdcad-Endow-
Roa! E>Ut» „ ex'imrwvi moot Acooranlatlona (Deferred DM-
Collatera! Loar. £ ,«SJ*2 rtcnd3 > v« SS-S& 08
Loan, to Polloy-hoWer. MASS'S other Liabilities ..-. 128,873.13
Cash in Banks and Trust Companies 243.125.M , Fund voluntarily set wide to meet poesi-
In"-^ and BentaDne and Accrued «• fixation. In prioe of Meantl*
Premiums in transit at.d Deferred Premiums, less etc ... < <Mfl MO 00a«
cost of collection. g&t,000.69 Net Sorpln. ~ . 1,810,181.57
Total Admitted A-5et...... $13,370,862.75 Total $13.370,862.75
INCOME IN 1901. DISBURSEMENTS IN 1901.
p^lom, $3,8i1,»JL«4 Total Payneota. t2,017,5Ett7
Interest, I^nis and other Receipt. W<> *> f g^^O-^*^? v*.n.<A
\ DlvWen<i« t« Policy-holders 1»4.1W« f
— I Surrender Values T3Q.S4a.aaJ
Balance — Excess Income OTer Disbursements ... 1,033.290.38
-*^; 5.050,173-53 Total Dlitanwm rats and 8a1ance..,...,..,...-. 13,050,173,53
Total Income *»v««i
Neman of Pomciwi m Foio, 32,422, beta? an increase of . - «.*»
A^Tmroflirsin.wc.xaToM., 50.646.060, bates an lncreas. of - ~ 57284405 51
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WM. M. ST. JOHN. Vice -President.
ELLIS W. OLADWIN. Secretary. WILLIAM A. MARSHALL. Actuary.
FRANK W. CHAPIN. Medical Director. WILLIAM Q. LOW. Conns*!.
.n _ THOMAS T BARR ELLIS W. GLADWIN. E. LE GRAND BEERS.
WM. G. LOW, GEORGE E ' IDE. JOHN E. BORNE, COURTLANDT P. DIXOJJ,
TH S H. MFSSF.NGER, CHAS W IDE JNO. S. FROTHINGHAM, ANTON* A. RAVEV,
BSSB* WM A NASH fcARTIN JOOST, FRANCIS L. HINT-/
fett SoLS, ' PHN F*. PrTeGER, WM. M. k. JOHN. JAMES UcGOVERK
large Cities for twenty years, and I know that the
atmoßPher* of the saloon la wicked, impure and
devilish. No man is better physically, Intellectually
or morally for being In a saloon on Sunday or on
any other day. No doubt there ahc-uld be better
meeting pieces for poor men, but that Is no rea
bon why th- ante-cfaambers to hell should be tol
rrated on Sunday.
BRYAy NOT A C AS DID ATE.
THINKS IT TOO EARLY TO DISCUSS PRESIDENTIAL
Cleveland. Ohio. Jan. s.— As th« Rueat of Mayor
Tom 1.. Johnson. William J. Bryan spent to-day In
this city, and will remain until to-morrow morning,
when he Roes to Wooster. Ohio, to speak at a Jack
son Day banquet to-morrow nUht. Thence he goes
to N>w-Haven. Conn., where ho will speak at a
Jackson Pay banquet on Wednesday night. Con
cerning the next Democratic platform Mr. Bryan
said that he thought It too early to forecast such a
document, but believed the party would stand by
what It has fought for In the last two campaigns
and that the money plank would be Included In th«
Ilegardlng Ms own candidacy for the Pr^aMency
Mr. Bryan said that he was not a candidate for
anything. A«k«d if he considered Mayor Tom U
Johnson th« logical candidate for the Democratic
nomination for the Presidency in 13M, Mr. Bryan
There is nobody in the United States who is at
present qualified to name the Democratic candi
date. It would hardly be proper for me to assume
the right to discuss any particular Presidential
candidate at present This is because I am not
prepared to discuss the relative merits of men
who might to associated with the Democratic
nomination. As far as Mr. Johnson Is concerned,
•very well informed man In the country knows of
Mr "Johnson find of his work: but when you come
in discus* Presidential possibilities, that Is an
BRYAN AT PRO-BOER MEETING.
! HE AND MAYOR JOHNSON SPEAK IN CLEVE
LAND—RESOLUTIONS TO GO TO
Cleveland. Ohio, Jan. 5.— Four thousand persons
attended a pro-Boer meeting In Gray's Armory this
afternoon. There was enthusiastic applause for
every expression of sympathy and encouragement
for the struggling Boers. An unexpected event in
the meeting was th» appearance of William Jen
nings Bryan, who was In this city for the day as
' the guest of Mayor Johnson. When the committee
in charge of the meeting learned that the Demo
cratic leader was In the city an invitation was sent
to him and the Mayor to attend and address the
■ gathering. Both accepted, and when, toward the
close of the other speeches. Mr. Bryan and Mr.
! Johnson entered the hall, the whole audience rose
1 and repeatedly shouted the names of Bryan and
Johnson and greeted them with hurrahs and hand
The audience was composed mostly of men. al- i
though a number of women were present. The trl- !
color of tho Boer republic was a prominent feat- ;
lire of th« armory's decoration, and little stream- j
era were tied In the buttonholes of many of the i
men. Upon the stage were seven native Boers, j
who hod been in some of the early conflicts of
their countrymen against the English soldiers, j
They were driven from tho country, and are now <
residents of this city. j
The meeting continued for four hours, the prin- I
cipal address being by John J. Lentz. The Rev.
August Franz, a local Reformed Lutheran clergy- ;
man. also spok*.
When the formal speeches of the afternoon were j
concluded Messrs. Bryan and Johnson were called I
upon to address tho vast audience. Mr. Bryan !
spoke for about five minutes, during which time J
"Sad will be that day. fallen win be the star of j
our destiny, if the time ever comes when struggling
freemen fool that they cannot look upon the people !
of these States for sympathy."
Mr. Bryan said th.it he was in entire sympathy
with the intent of the meeting, eulogised the fight
ing South African farmers and urged them to con- j
tinue the struggle. He said that he was glad tha
war had cost England so dearly, and that the ■
disastrous cost In money and life would be a much i
needed lesson for the English Government, because I
it would teach, and has already taught, a lesson j
that will not be soon forgotten.
Mr. Bryan said that he considered it a compli- I
ment that the Boers looked to the United States !
for aid and sympathy In their struggle, and that '
he considered It a disgrace that no official ex- j
pression of sympathy had yet been made by this ■
Mr. Bryan said he believed that the English peo- [
pie were opposed to the continuance of the war '
because they, too. are suffering because of the '
unhappy conflict and are the ones that must bear
the burden of the cost.
Mayor Johnson also spoke briefly, and said that
he was in full sympathy with the intent of the i
meeting and expressed similar sentiments to those ;
expressed by Mr. Bryan. in that the English people
generally are opposed to the war. fcu^o
A resolution of great length was passed and will
be sent to the President of the United States The
reso ition calls the President's attention to th*
continuance of the war for the last two years and
states that It has been characterized on the' part
of the British as a conflict of savagery by the con
fiscation or destruction of property of inhabitants
and non-combatants lying within the zone of war
Attention is called to the denunciation by President
McKlnley of the system of concentration camps A I
quotation from The Manchester (England) Guard :
lan" of *ptember *. 1901. is made.-whifh sUt?s that :
a degree of suffering and death exists In those
camp* without a parallel in history. In conclusion
the President !s asked to enforce the treaty of
Washington May 8, 1871. denying to vessel? ant-
Ing under British authority opportunity for the
augmentation of supplies of war from the Unltod I
States. President Roosevelt is asked to T-ontlnii«
the efforts of his predecessor to bring to an end the
horrors of concentration camps and a warfare
which by "its unexampled ferocity and enormous
world ""•*• and treasure has astounded the civilized '
Members of German singing societies, numbering
six hundred voices, sang patriotic songs. numoerins |
V^VSVAL OFFETUJVGS 7jV
Coats, Jackets. Etc.,
For to-day — Monday.
BRIBERY INCIDENT CLOSED.
PRESIDENT FORNES EXPECTS NO
TROUBLE ABOUT ORGANIZING THE
BOARD OF ALDERMEN.
Members of the city government regard the
incident of the alleged attempt la bribe a
fusion alderman as closed. Charles V. Fornes.
president of the Board of Aldermen, told a
Tribune reporter last night that he anticipated
no further difficulty In organizing the board.
"We shall meet to-morrow for our first session,
as the charter provides. " said Mr. Fornes, "but
I expect no difficulty. Not th» shadow of a
suspicion should be attached to the four alder
men who were absent yesterday. Those gentle
men I have met personally, and I know that
they were prevented from attending through
Mr. Fornes declared that no attempt had been
made t-> secure thi> co-operation of District At
torney Jerome ln probing tho alleged bribery.
"So far as I know. Judge Jerome haa not been
called Into consultation In the matter," said he.
Wttll reference to the statements of John L.
Goldwater, The Bronx alderman, which were
published yesterday. Mr. Fornea said:
"Mr. Goldwater unquestionably speaks for
himself In that matter. He was not the person
referred to by Mayor Low. I know nothing
about his case beyond Urn statements that ap
peared in the papers."
The contested election cases, an account of
■which was published in The Tribune yesterday.
Mr. Fornes said, would come up before the
proper committee in regular course, but mem
bership at the first meeting of the board would
be determined by certiorates issued by the
Board of Elections. Mr. Kernes confidently as
sured The Tribune reporter that nothing new
had happened, and that the alleged bribery inci
dent was closed.
Alderman John 1... Gold water, who was re
ported to have been approached by Tammany
leaders, yesterday made the following statement
to The Tribune:
"I can't possibly be the man referred to by
Mr. Fornes. I did not visit either Mayor Low
or President Fornes on Friday, and have had no
conversation with either of these gentlemen. I
did call on Mayor Low on New Year's Day. but
only to shake hands with him— that is all."
When asked if he would say anything about
the bribery incident. Alderman Goldwater re
"I have absolutely nothing to say about the
PHELAN NOW AGAINST PROKER.
THE KX-DOCK COMMISSIONER WANTS TAM
James J. Phelan, former Dock Commissioner,
is the latest Tammany leader to urge that
Croker and the present clique In control of the
organization be deposed and a reorganization
be effected with new leaders. In an interview
Mr. Phelan said:
Tammany will never get back to power until
there has been an honest, thorough reform within.
The people have lost confidence, and nothing will
restore that confidence but reorganization and the
choice of new leaders, particularly new leaders at
the top. There, musn't be a vestige left of the
present regime. Everybody at the top must go
and most of the district leaders. I would except
a few of the district leaders who have not been
mixed up ln the affairs whtch have brought dis
credit on the party. I would erce.pt. say Me-
Mahon. Donohue. Hayes, Hopper. Featherson,
Scuily. Oakley. Keahon. Ryder, and you might adi
Munkitt. The sooner THmmacy gets rid of tha
rest the better 'twill be for all hands
The uutrtt now In control of Tammany Hall Is
not only responsible directly for the overthrow of
the Democratic party In the cliy. but Indirectly
for Its overthrow In the State and nation.
This kind of talk is heard from many Tam
many men. While it Is expected that no change
will occur at the coming meeting of the Tam
many executive committee, as Croker haa abso
lute control, there Is widespread dissatisfaction
in the organization and many Tammany men
are quietly cutting away and joining force's w ith
the Greater New- York Democracy
NEW TIME FOR CHANGING TAXES.
Tax Commissioner Strasbourger announces * a
change In tho time tor swearing oft and changing
S^'hrnn!, 1 ."?^" th « me haS be " until
m^k «i Un . der v th^ new charter th« limit Is
on January 13° * b lOka wUI P robabl y b « opened
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The Best Underwear,
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dyed. Economical. became It doesn't •hriafc—i. *"*■"*
otherwise, money refunded. Le&Sinff dealers.
J. HATFIELD MORTON, Auctioneer,
will sell at Public Auction To-day.
Monday, Jan. 6th. at 2:30 P. M.. by cat
alogue, at his Sales Rooms, 1404-°
Broadway, Cor. 39th St.,
100 PIECES •„
, MARQI'ETERIE FURNITURE.
consigned from Amsterdam, Holland,
in perfect condition : consisting of
Parlor, Dining Room,
Bed Room and
Library Suites Complete,
and odd pieces; also . J_
A Collection of FINE RARE BRONZES
by renowned artists.
Sale by order of
SENATOR JOXtS, of Nevada.
Twenty-six Valuable Ancient Oil
Paintings Removed from an
Ola Venetian Palace.
Sale by order of
Sig. Baldeno Geusseppi Carvaeiok).
Fifty Pieces ART FURNITURE
from prominent Fifth Aye. maker.
J. H ATFIEILD~*MOBTO*.
Exhibition * catalosu* 4 A. M. until XK> F. »• »"*