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KIDNAPS HENDRICK ROY.
'IT'S PAPA!" HE SAID.
Wife of Physician Concerned in
Biggar Case Duped.
Following- the refusal by his wife of the re
quest of Dr. Charles C. Hendriok that the chil
dren be tent to his mother's home. in Hoboken,
Thomas Hendrick. the six-year-aid eon. wsa
kidnapped yesterday morning near No. 100 Preai
d«nt-*t.. Brooklyn, where he had been staying
■with Mr*. Hendrick- I>r. Hendrick, who was
the physician and manager of Laura Blggar, the
actress, figured prominently la the legal fight
that was made to prevent her from inheriting 1
the fortune of Henry M. Bennett- His connec
tion with the case caused him to be placed on
trial for conspiracy to get the fortune. This
caused him to be estranged from hi* wife, who
recently has been living with their children at
the home of her mother, Mrs. Bridget NalUn, in
He had him arrested for abandonment and he
was ordered by the court to pay her $20 a
month. Since then, however, he has been liv
ing In New-Jersey, and sh« has been unable to
■ret any money.
On November 18. Mrs. Hendrick says, she re
•etved a letter from her husband, which, con
tained this sentence:
"I ask you to bring the children to No. 524
G*rden-sU, Hoboken. If you do rot you must
suffer the inevitable consequences."
Since then she has been fearing that the chil
dren, Thomas, Joseph, five years old, and Mary
three years old. would be kidnapped. They
have bees guarded with unusual care. Yester
day, however. Thomas's grandmother Bent him
to the store after his mother had left the
bowe, on what turned out to be a false sum
mons. At Hicks and President *ts. the toy was
picked up by a tall man and carried away in
m. cab- Gossip In the neighborhood last night
■was resoasible for the story that the child
"Oh. mamma, mamma! It's papa?
Charlie Hock, a helper In the grocery rtore of
George F. Frlck. at Hicks and President eta.,
•aw the kidnapping from a distance, but did
not suspect there was anything wrong at the
time. He declared that the man was tall, and
he thought that the man had not had a shave
for about a week. It looked as though he wore
a Panama hat. The carriage was driven rapidly
to Henry -St.. where It disappeared around the
About 19 o'clock a stranger stopped «t Mrs.
Nallin's house and left word that Mrs. Hen
dricka brother, James Naliin. "ranted *o see her
et his place of business in Hamilion-ave. at
once. While delivering the message ho stood in
the shadow of the vestibule, so that a good de
scription of him could not be given.
REALIZED BHE WAS DUPED.
When Mrs. Hendrick rea< bed her brothers
Store £u;d found he had not sent for her she
almost swooned, because she realized at once
that some plot was on foot. Returning home at
once, she learned that trie boy had been sent to
the store In her absence and had been captured
ar.d carried off In a carriag. .
Another brother. Patrick Nalliri. who hap
pened to be lit home, reported the case to the
Hamllton-avf. pdsW station. Headquarters
■were informed, and the bridge and every ferry
tmm Rrooklyn were at once watched for a car
riage containing a man of the description given
and a six-year-old boy. The carriage had had
jilenty of time to get out of the borough, how
ever. The police of Hoboken. where Dr. Hen
drick'f= mother lives, were also asked to hunt for
Patrick Nallin is now on a personal hunt for
T>r. Hcndriek, and when last seen was in a
■ f mind that boded no good for the phy
if the two should meet.
Mrs. Hendrick. the mother of Dr. Hendrick.
said last night that she had not heard anything
jet from the missing boy or from her son.
"Dr. Hendrick was here again last night,"' said
ah*. "Last week he made several efforts to get
all three children. He said they were not being
properly cared for, and that the oldest boy,
Thomas, was not getting proper schooling. He
asserted that he would take the chance of using
force to get control of the childen. If necessary,
avnd I think he has been lying In wait for that
purpose. Not being able to get them all he has
probably taken one.
OFFERED WIFE A HOME.
"Dr. Hendrick offered his wife a home In New-
Jersey about t-vo months ago, if «-h* would live
with him a«:aln. Bhe refused, and said she
wanted only money for her support. Of course,
be la willing to support her, if she will live with
The doctor's mother began a little quiet sleuth
work herself last night.
Us*. Hendrick was placed under bonds last
April to pay his wife $80 a BBBBtk. The doctor
claimed that when he made the first payment
the bonds were legally cancelled, and it Is as
e*rted that the higher court gave a decision in
his brother's favor on this poim last week.
FIERCE FIRE IX BOSTON,
Four Story Building Occupied by a
Paper Firm Burned.
Boston, Dec 2&. — One of the. most dangerous fires
that the Boston firemen have had to contend with
In a long time, ajjd whicii called into service two
thirds of the city's apparatus, broke out shortly
a/tar mldiugfct In a four story 6ri*.-k building In
Federal Court, occupied by wholesale paper deal
ers. After hard lighting the flames were under con
trol by 1 o'clock. The building and Its contents
•were a total loss.
The building was situated between two alleys bo
narrow as to make the raJainc of aerial Udders
and the use of the water towers impossible and
adjoining property was saved with dirticulty.
The biiilcljrig wus occupied by Oolemaa Lire*, and
Stone & orsytne wholesale nailer dialers, and
•mailer concerns. The lues la r.uo.wu, well Insured.
YOUNG KAN HOLDS TTB HIS MOTHEE.
At Pistol's Point Compels Her to Give Up
[BT TZLXOKAPH TO TUB TOBCKZ.}
Chicago, Dec. Wilfred Cook, twenty years ©id,
«tepeon of the heed of the wholesale epic* firm of
Thompson & Taylor, admitted in court to-day that
at the point of a revolver he had compelled hla
mother to feurrendw diamond rings valued at 11.150.
He mM, however, that the ring? belonged to him
and wtr« to te given to him when he reached hia
twenty -fifth year. He was held to the Criminal
Court for trial.
ELECTBIC POWER FEOM THE HUDSON
Company Formed to Distribute the Force in
Syracuse, Utica and Hudson.
▲!bacy, Dec. 21. — To develop the power resources
ef the fan of the upper Hudson, and to distribute
electric power as far west as UUca and Syracuse
and as far south as Hudson, the Hudson River
Electric j'« wer Company, with principal office at
Queensbury, Warren County, and with H.0G0.000
rapitaJ. wtis incorporated here to-day.
TT 1..*1 ..* directors are K. J. West, Bryce E. Morrow.
J I' KUUard. Jr.. C. M. DooiltUe and L. V.'. Guern
»<>. aJI of Glens Palls. The certificate of Incorpor
ation elates the purpose of the company to be to
erect d&n.s fccroea th* Hudson River and other
•treamj la the counties of Saratoga, Warren and
wasblcrton. «ujd elsewhere.
■ **? t '- Si i' itn y *-xp«- v to build another power dam
to the Hudson lilver between Glens Fails and the
Uf np.m or Uyj Hudson ...vtr Water Power Com
f t JR£f»J?? 1 *: Tb * "~ . . «ua V«ii£ * reeUad
•t K*xy 1 fc*ls, fly» miles abwvs tilena l-'alia.
SHE CHARGES BIG FRAUD.
Woman Asks Receiver for Consoli
dated New-England Ice Companies.
Trenton, N. J.. D*c. 28.— Anna A. Harned. of
Philadelphia, filed a bill in the Court of Chancery
to-day asking that a receiver be appointed for the
Consolidated New-England Ice Companies, whose
authorised capital stock la t14.000.000i of which It
la charged about $4,000,0000 has been Issued and is
The bill charge* that the exploitation of the com
pany waa a scheme of K. John Kaufmann. of Bos
ton, and that it waa a mere stock Jobbblng enter
prise, as a result of which Mr. Kaufmann and hia
Intimate frtenda obtained everything cf value and
then voted to dlseolve the company without so
much aa telling the stockholders who were not on
the Inride. The complainant aays she ie one of
those who received no notice, although holding I.2SA
eharea of stock-
In tracing the history of the corporation, the bill
aays that Mr. Kaufmann waa the owner or pre
tended owner of a controlling interest of the
Hygienic Ice Company, of Boaton. which it Bays
waa then insolvent and mortgaged for more than
Ita value. It la charged that Kanfmann's stock
was soid to the new company at a fraudulent and
fictitious price and that through a directorate of
dummiea. all controlled by him. he became the
controlling power of the consolidated companies.
It is charged that by an exchange of aecuritles
and stock Jobbing the new company got control
of the Providence Ice Company, Brockton loe and
Coal Company, Taunton Ice Company, Common
wealth Hygienic Ice Company; Crystal I^ake loe
Company, of Quincy, Mass. : Dudley loe Company.
of Ablngdon, Maas. and the I'.lsiey lee Company, of
Arlington, Mans. The bill Bpeclflcally charges:
Tlmt through the manipulation of the Kaufmann
fi.eme the said E. John Kaufmann was the presi
dent and the active manager, and dominated the
whole transaction. That he fraudulently procured
frcm saul companies a large amount of property
and common stock for the worthless company
which he owned or pretended to control the stock
of. and received other benenta throucb partldpat
1-.;.- in the transactions whereby the other com
r:»ni<« wer* acquire. !. and the other officers and
directors also participated In certain benefits which
should have inured to the company of which they
:irectora. That extravagant salaries were
voted by the directors to each other, and the busi
ness of tho company was conducted In a profligate
and dishonest manner.
Subsequently, It is charged, a directorate, includ
ing men of financial standing, waa obtained, and
by their namea and a misleading proapectua much
Btook waa foisted on tha public Thiu directorate
waa made uo aa follows:
Prr«ldpnt. John O. Bhaw, Boston; vic*-presldent,
ward atU'lley, Providence; second vice-presi
dent. Waiter S. Hackney. Providence; treasurer,
Arthur X Smith. Boston; secretary. Wirt Howe,
New- York; j. r fJ»«' ! "al manager, Henry L. Parnell,
Boston: directors, Oliver Ames, Boston; Frederick
H. Allen, Xew-York; Archer Brown. New-York;
KrtVitrlck F. Culver, New-York. E. John Kauf
mann Boaton: Congressman Lucius X. LJttauer,
New- York; William A. Russell, Boston: Fred W.
Smith, Boston; George M. Shepley. Providence;
Edward H Temple, Taur.tnn. Mass.. and George
Frederick Vleior, New- York.
A rule to show cause why a receiver ahould not
be eppointed by the court ia returnable before
Vice-chancellor Grey at Camden January 11.
C. S. ABLER PORT WARDEN.
Up-State Lieutenants Continue Con
ferences with Senator Platt.
Senator Pintt continued his series of conferences
with political leaders from all parts of the State
yesterday. Every day this week the gatherings will
continue, and by the end of It the programme for
ths. "*- ** > f session of the legislature, the election
of delegates to the national convention, the holding
of the Btate convention and other subjects will be
agreed on. Governor Odell is expected hero the
latter part of the week, in time to tako part in trie
final conference, at which everything will be fully
settled. Lieutenant Governor Hlgglna and Speaker
Nixon aro expected here to-day.
Among those who called on Senator Platt yester
day were W. W. Worden. of Saratoga; William C
Warron, of Erie, and John T. Mott, of Oswego.
These are all membera of tha State committee.
Colonel Dunn, chairman of the committee, arrived
in the evening, and had a talk with Senator Platt.
All of those who took part In these meetings as
serted that nothing had been finally settled. Dele
gates to the national convention, the forthcoming
meeting of tho State committee, the convening of
the State convention and other topics were talked
over In a general way. The general impression waa
that the convention would convone In this city late
In April, and that it would instruct Cie delegates
Mr. Warren, who has been frequently spoken of
aa being the choice aa national eommitteeman to
succeed George R. Sheldon, Raid, after talking with
Senator Platt, that he was not a candidate for the
"Nobody has ever nsked me to take the place,"
he said, "and I don't know of any movement to
place me there except what I have scon in the
He added that ho did not pay much attention to
talk about warfare in the party. He declared
that he regarded Senator P!att as leader of the
party in the State, Some of the trouble makers
had been trying to make out that Governor Odell
was trying to el»»ct him national commltteeman to
oust Sheldon and discredit Senator Platt, he said,
but he believed that Senator Platt and Governor
Odell had a thorough understanding, and thought
the stories about trouble In the party should ceuse.
Mr. Worden, who has long been looked 0:1 as a
lieutenant of Senator Bracken, who in the last ses
sion of the legislature warred on Senator Platt,
declared last night that he rc«ank'd Senator Platt
as leader of the party in the State.
"Senator Platt," he declared, "will control the
next State Convention, and will have all th© say
about delegates to t'.ie National Convention. 1 be
lieve that he will be State leader as long as he
lives or cares to exercise that function."
It was announced last night that Charles S.
Adler. of the VUlth District, would te appointed
Port Warden to succeed the late W. W. Capron,
of Steubea. Mr. Adler is well known in the Vllltii
District o# lieutenant of Charles 11. Murray.
president of the Republican County Committee.
He has been repeatedly elected to the Assembly
from an overwhelmingly Democratic district.
Others who talked with Senator Platt yesterday
were J. B. H. Mongln. of Seneca; Samuel Btras
bourger Theodora P. Oilman, ex-Deputy State
Controller; J. H. Cole, chairman of the Repub
lican County Committee of Greene County; Gen
eral McDougall, of Auburn, and James S. Whlpple»
DIVIDEND PAYMENTS IN BOSTON.
January Disbursements About $25,000,000,
the Largest on Eecord.
[BT TEIXORATH TO THE TBrBCWB.I
Boaton, Dec. 28.— Frank A Rußgles estimates that
dividend payments in Boston for January will be
about 125,000,000, as against 922,000,000 In January.
1903, and ia8.000,000 six months ago.
January 1604. will be the banner month for dla
trarsemanta, the nearest approach to It being 1 $24,
000.000 in January, 1900.
Cleveland, Dec. 2S.— lt is thought here that the
appointment of J. M. Graham, now chief engineer
of the Baltimore and Ohio, to a similar position
with the Krie. m«*ns the beginning of the four
tracking of that road aa far as Übrnellaville. three
tracking it to Salamanca and double tracking the
remainder of the road, except, possibly, the Cin
cinnati dlvlfclon. The lino is to be reduced to a
maxtajum grade of &-10 of 1 per cent.
Mr. arahium'a appointment will be effective on
QUEENS WATER COMPANY'S CAPITAL.
Albany. Dee. 21— certificate filed with the Sec
retary of State to-day attests the increase of
capitalstoek of the Queens County Water Com
pany from taSO.oOo to t1.0w.000.
GOODWIN BROTHERS GET PIER.
Coenmlaßioner Hawkes yesterday opei-ed bids for
the lease of the new pier at East Twenty-first-st.
The bidders ■ were: Manhattan Transportation
Company. $3,900; Albert H. Haatorf, 0.096; Bouker
Contracting Company, $B,flix>. and Goodwin TJroth
'■™. 15.250. The leu** waa awarded to Goodwin
ST. PIERRE-MIQUELON ELECTION.
Bt John's. N. F.. Das. ii --Tho contest In St.
Pierre ar.d Mlquelon for a representative to the
French Chamber of Deputies resulted to-day In the
re-election of M. Legaese by a small majority over
X Fromor.t. As M. Lsga*M represented th« fish
ery inUresti the small majority by which he has
been re-elected is considered to shcrw tne <il3«atin
facUoa with axistto*- conditions. **"••*"*
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 29. 1003.
THE CHURCH A BYWORD.
That the Result, Says Methodist, if
Self -Denials Are Given Up.
EXCITEMENT OVER DANCING RULE.
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Halleran. presiding elder of
the Elisabeth district of the Newark Conference,
waa the first speaker yesterday at the Methodiat
Preachera' Meeting, No. 160 Fif th-aye. He diacuaied
the question whether the well known "amuaement
paragraph" of the Book of the Discipline of the
Methodiat Episcopal Church, paragraph 248. should
be expunged or amended. He opposed making any
change. He said:
When Methodism abandons her crucial self-de
nials, biota out the line of demarcation between
herself and the world, and merges her distinctive
tenets, to court the favor of th« pleasure loving
and the pleasure seeking, the tides of holy favor
which havo borne her to thousands of homes, to
millions of hearts, and to many lands, will forevei
recede. Then will the Methodist Church become a
byword and a hissing to mankind and an Inex
pressible sorrow to her Lord.
Dr. Halleran denied the statement that Method
ism has been losing ground of late years. A lively
discussion followed his address.
The Rev. Dr. A. B. Leonard, one of the secre
taries of the Methodist Missionary Society, speak
ing in opposition to a change, went so far. It Is re
ported, as to say that any one who favored cutting
out tha amusement clause ought not to be In the
Methodist ministry, and should even be placed on
trial. There was much excitement over this.
The Rev. J. A. Hensey favored expunging the
disputed clause, because It had never been en
forced by the Church, and never would be en
forced. Another minister declared: "If a man
honestly believes that he will some day be called
on to account to Christ for the deeds of this life
he will not be likely to spend his time playing
cards. Surely, no special prohibition la needed.
Tills clause's only effect is mischievous."
The Rev. Dr. J. Wesley Johnston, of the Old
John Street Church, created some surprise by as
serting that the much controverted clause was not
fully In the Book of Discipline at all. He de
clared that it had never received the required ma
jority In both the General Conference and in the
local conferences throughout the country.
Pome of those who spoke yesterday regarded the
clause as unwise, as well as unnecessary, and yet
said that If they should chance to be members of
the next General Conference they would vota
against expunging It— first, because no real Meth
odist wanted to indulge in the prohibited amuse
me.us, and. second, because tho church was under
fire in these days, and if the clause were now
wiped out the step would be hailed by worldly
people everywhere as a backward step.
The Rev. "Dr. T. L. Poulson, of Lawrence. Lon*
Island, picking up a box of "reward cards," de
signed to bo used by Sunday schools, paid:
''The discipline forbids cards— and here they
have cards for sale by the Methodist Book Con
cern. Perhaps these are not tho kind of cards
some people mean, but how am I to know Just what
cards are forbidden and what are not. And then
there Is horse racing. There are different kinds of
horee racing. I have raced horses myself— l hava
raced against the presiding elder and even against
the bishop. And I remember with great satisfac
tion that my horse beat the bishop's. Now, should
I have started proceeding's to expel tho bishop—
and myself— from the Methodist Church? If para
graph 248 is to be obeyed there is uo question but
that eurh a proceeding should have been started."
Dr. Halleran sold afterward that even those who
must urgently favored excision declared them
selves without exception opposed to indulgence
In the forbidden amusements. ...
The Presbyterian Ministers' Association had Its
annual luncheon yesterday at the Hotel Albert.
The Rev. Dr. Howard Agnew Johnston presided.
The Rev. Dr. Charles E. Jefferson, of thj Broad
way Tabernacle, spoke. His th^me was "The
Place of Dogma In Preaching." He asserted that
the idea prevailing In many quarters that the day
of adherence to dogma is declining 13 far from
THINKS POLICEMAN A SUICIDE.
Tirst Story Was That He Was Killed, While
That Patrolman Frederick Rinßler committed sui
cide and did not accidenally shoot himself Is the
belief of Coroner Berry of The Bronx.
Ring-ler died at his home. No. 910 Trlnlty-ave.,
The Bronx, on Saturday from the effects of two
bullet wounds, received during the nisht of Decem
ber 21, while chasing burglars, who had entered
his house. It waa reported. "While going about the
house Ringlrr stumbled and fell, accidentally, it
waa then believed, discharging his rovoivcr.
Coroner Berry says the bathrobe which Ringler
wore waa not pierced, but that the revolver waa
held doss to the flesh, there being powder marks
on it. The inquest will be held next Tuesday.
NOW 135 PROFESSORS AT COLUMBIA.
Ten Years Ago There Were Only Sixty-six —
New Courses Offered This Year.
The new catalogue of Columbia University, Just
issued, shows that the total number of professors
ar.d adjunct professors la 135. aa against eixty-slx
ten years ago. There aro nineteen clinical pro
fessors and lecturera, seventy-one Instructors, flf
teea demonstrators, fifty-eight tutors, thirty-three
curators and lecturers, 121 clinical assistants and
assistants. Among the ofHoers not of. professorial
grade sixty-eight are newcomers. A brief an
nouncement of the new school of Journalism la
made, but no special detalla are given. A circular
giving complete Information for prospective stu
dents is promised in the near future.
The departmental atatements give the details of
the newly established work in pharmacology under
the direction of Professor Herter; of tho new
courses in philosophy and psychology offered by
Dra. Woodwarth, Montague, Sheldon and Hughea,
and Professor Nichols's course In problems con
nected with radiation. Tho School of Medicine
the smallest ♦■ntering class for years. Sixty
per cent hold degrees, and over 90 per cent have
,t least one year of college training before
taking up their medical work.
The schools of applied science show a record «n
rolntnt—6i3 candidates for a professional degree,
thirty-nine special Btudtnts and eight graduate
Thore are 498 students in the graduate faculties
of political science, philosophy and pure science
(not counting education). Twelve students are can
didates for the decree of doctor of philosophy,
with education aa the major subject.
MYSTERIOUS ASSAULT IN FLTTH-AVE.
Dr. John M. Otto Found with Fractured
Skull— Robbery Not Motive of Attack.
A mysterioua and possibly fatal assault upon Dr.
John M. Otto, of No. 915 Second-aye., la being In
vestigated by Captain Burnend, of the Tenderloin
station. Dr. Otto was found by Patrolman Fagar,
of the Nineteenth Precinct, shortly before 12 o'clock
last nitrht, lying with a fractured skull at Thirty*
slxth-st. and Flfth-ave.
A considerable sum of money and a gold watch
and chain were found In the injured man'a pockets,
thus making It appear that the assailants had been
frightened away suddenly or had some other motive
than r"bb>-ry. Dr. Mills, of the New-York Hospi
tal, who responded to the call, said the man had
not been drinking. There was no ice at the point
where he lay that might have c tuaed him to alip.
He was in a critical condition when taken to the
RARE EXHIBITION OF MEZZOTINTS.
Most Important of Its Kind Ever Put on
There Is on exhibition at tbe I^enox Library a
collection of early English mezsotlnta which, for
educational value, is notable. It is the moat impor
tant exhibition of Its kind ever on view In this
country. Thuo axe one hundred and sixty pictures,
including examples of the late seventeenth cen
tury, a wide choice of examples of tho eighteenth
century, and work of some of the more modern en
The pictures are taken from th* collections of
J. Plerpont Morgan, who lent half of them; John
L. Padwalai'.fr and others. The exhibition waa ar
i by Mr. Weltenkampf, and is free.
Ie eapedally rich In prints of the
period Irom 1770 to 1800.
C. OLIVER ISELTN AS SANTA CLAUS.
Passes Gifts and Refreshments to Pupils of
Pi oman Catholic School, New-Rochelle.
Although riot a Catholic. C. Oliver Iselln was tho
Rejita C'laus who made five hundred children of the
Roman Catholic parochial school of New-Rochelle
happy yesterday by distributing candy and gifts.
He atti-:; the closing exercises of the schools
with his Bisters, Mrs. Delancey Kane and Miss
Oeorßine Isclin. Both Mrs. Kane arid Miss Iselln
are Catholics, and they pressed their brother into
service. He enjoyed the task. His 808 helped him.
After all of the girts had bean taken from tn.i
tree, Mr. Iselln arid US sisters, assisted by tha
larger boy» of tlu» school, handed around refresh
A VICTORY FOR BINNS.
Rule Barring Him from Chief Ex
amination Held Invalid.
Justice Fltsgerald. In the Supreme Court yes
terday, decided that Deputy Fire Chief Blnns
Is entitled to examination by the Municipal
Civil Service Commission for the place of
fire chief, left vacant by the retirement of Fire
Chief Purroy. Commissioner Sturgia called on
Deputy Chiefs Aheam. Lally and Kruger to
present themselves for examination, they hav
ing been deputy chief for over blx months.
Binns. who has not been for that period a
deputy fire chief, contended that he and all
other deputy chiefs had a right to take the
examination for promotion.
The Fire Commissioner objected to the ex
amination of the Junior officers on the ground
that If it were permitted men of little experi
ence might be Jumped Into the place of chief
over the heads of experienced officers.
Justice Fitzgerald says ths legality of the
rule of the Fire Department confining the ex
amination to <Jf puty chiefs of over alx months'
standing was disputed on the ground that It
imposed restrictions in promotions inconsistent
with the constitution and statutes of this State,
and that analogous rules had been Judicially
held void. He points out that a difference of
one day would permit an officer to take the ex
amination, and eaya that Binns was for eigh
teen months prior to his appointment to th*
higher grade acting deputy fire chief, and
that his fidelity to his services has been un
questioned. It may well be held. Justice Fitz
gerald says, that Binns has brought himself
well within the rule, even under the assump
tion that it Is a valid one. lie holds the rule
FLAMMER HITS "V ROAD.
Bryan, of Interborough, Explains
Cold Car as Exceptional.
Goaded by a severe cold, which he declared he
aaught In an unheated car of an Intcrborough
Rapid Transit train. City Magistrate Charles A.
Flammer. expressed himself with great vigor when
he entered Jefferson Market police court yesterday
He declared that the railway company was guilty
of gross "meanness" In Its efforts for economy;
that it waa guilty of a misdemeanor under th«
Penal Code, and that ita officers were liable to fine
or imprisonment. He expressed a wiliingnesa to
accept a complaint against the company, provided
ecme one would appear before him with a proper
case. He continued:
On my way downtown yesterday morning. I waa
obliged to take a rilxth-ave. "L" train on Ninth
ave. to get to court. 1 noticed after boarding the
train that, although my car naj suyyiied with
electric heaters, these haters were not being used.
By the time my train ha.i reached Forty-eecond-st.
1 was thoroughly chilled, and 1 noticed othor paa
seiifcers on tho train wera suffering just as 1 was.
When I quitted the train at Etghth-st 1 felt most
uncomfortable, as a cold had already taken hold of
me. Thia morning I find my culii mud) worse,
although I resorted to preventive measures.
From facts broupht to my attention I believe
no effort is made on the part of the company to
heat many oi the trains sent out early in the day.
Such action seema to me to be decidedly cu'pable.
Section B*s of the Penal Cods covers th« offence
of which the company, in my opinion, is guilty.
I am perfectly willing to accept a complaint against
the railway company on these grounds as the basis
of a criminal action.
E. P. Bryan said last night that he had heard of
Mr. Flammer"B remarks, ar.d that the c;iso was
being investigated. He went on:
I do not know why the car on which the magis
trate rode was not healed, but w> ?.r*. trying now
to find out. I do not doubt his Statement at nli,
but do not brlieve thf» condition is at :U1 R
I think there simply hapi .*• tied to be something
the matter wtth this psriiculnr car. I have ni»ver
received a complaint before. The company aims to
have all of its cura comfortable in all kinds of
WATCHING PARKS MEN.
Gang of "Wreckers" Though Disor
ganized, Under Surceillance.
The men in the coterlo of "rough necks," who
were supposed to be at the beck and call of "Sam"
Parks when any mischief was to be done, are still
closely watched, it was stated nt .the Building
Trades Club yesterday, though the band Is disor
ganized. John Cooper, of th* Cooper- Wlgnnd-
Cooke Company, a member of the executive com
mittee of the Iron League, jaid:
Not long since one of our foremen w.is attacked
on our contract at Fifty-ninth-st. and Lexington
ave. by four men, who, I believe, are members of
the crowd Parks used to control. They came os
tensibly to look for work, and enticed tho foreman
from the top story to a lower part of the building.
whore there is a platform across the beams.
There they set on him, knocked him down, broke
several of his ribs, dislocated his wrist, and were
tryinsr to throw him to the ground when help came.
The tactics displayed by the?? men make it appear
to me that they belong to the old Kans who used
to do work of this kind for l':irks.
"We have the names cf about seventy people
forming an Inner coterie In Parka's old union."
said L. K. Prince, chairman of the press commit
tee of the employers' association, "who did work
of this kind. Some of them are ex-convlcts."
There was another conference at the Building
Trades Club lato yesterday between the three
labor members of the gi neral arbitration board of
the Employers' Association, who are trying to save
Local No. 2. and the executive committee of the
Iron League. Two plans are undrr consideration.
Thn first ie for tho new union to organize an inter
national association The second is to take in all
but the undesirable Parka element of Local Not
2 nnd get a charter from tho International asso
ciation, of which Frank Buchanan is president
Members of the league who were seen said thnt
If one of these plans was adopted it would be the
WILLIAM STATNSBY HURT BY FALL.
Former Chief of State Bureau of Statistics
in a Serious Condition.
"William Stainsby. former Senator from Essex
County, and the predecessor of Win ton C. Garrison
as chief of the State Bureau of Statistics, la in a
serious condition at his house, No. 1,130 Broad-st^
Newark, as the result of a fall on an Icy pave
ment on Sunday.
Mr. Stainsby Is In liis seventy-fourth year. He
was for many years the Republican leader In the
Newark Common Council, and for several years
waa the president, and exercised an important In
fluence In shaping municipal affairs. For several
years he served In the Board of Works, and was
president of that body. Mr. Stalnshy was on" of
thr'-e men who llrst organized the Republican
party In Newark, and he I 3 the only survivor. His
work In the State Bureau of Statistics was con
CHECK PRONOITNCED WORTHLESS.
Brooklyn Man Charged with Offering It in
Payment for a Play.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TKIECVE.I
Springfield, Mass., Dec. 28.— Per,cy FX Rldgeway,
of Brooklyn, waa arrested here to-night on the
charge of passing a worthless check. He came to
Springfield last week, and introduced himself to
William H. Webber, manager of "The New-York
Girl" company, playing at one of the theatres.
lie said ho waa Interested aril wanted to get
into tho theatrical business. Ha met most of
the girls in the company and dined them gen
erously. He arranged to buy a half Interest In
the play for J3.872. and yesterday gave to Manager
Webber a check for that amount drawn In favor
of "Percy I-;. Uidgeway" on the Bank of Loasj
Island, at Flushing, sad tlsoed "James Nelson
w . l'l!l 'l ! ? ntl president. Flushing Gas Company M Mr
Webber presented the check at the City MaUoAai
Bank to-day, which was told by telephone that : »
was worthless. The police were infi.rmed and
they arrested Rid fway at hU hotel, where "The
New-York Gin- company la staying. RidVewa-r
admitted he knew the check was of no vain* «-v
RARE EDITION OF HORACE FOR N. Y. U.
At tha quarterly masting of t!... New -York Vnl
veralty Council yesterday annoui
of tho receipt of a »v . from anoi
contributors and Of the picsonutlun to the uni
versity of a rare old copy or Horace the Btrn.hurg
edition of 1498-whiPh waa printed Ism than a
generation afwr the first Horace, .ml
tains woodcuts old«r than these or H
Dot***. Thia book was presented by It M It j
INSURANCE RATES LESS.
New-York Fire Exchange Approve*
The New- York Fire Insurance Exchange, com
posed of fire Insurance underwriters, yesterday ap
proved the report of its special committee on
equalization of rates, which recommen<Jed that per
centage discounts In the rates of risks belonging to
the following classes, and in the amounts stated,
be approved, such discounts to apply to contracts
taking effect on or after November 1:
On risks rated under mercantile schedule, except
listed storage stores, private warehouses and fire
proof office occupancy (these three classes being
excepted because each already enjoys especial ron
sideratlon in the treatment given it), allow a dis
count of 10 per cent from rates of buildings and
contents; on boarding and livery stables and pri
vate business stables, a discount of 10 per cent; on
breweries, a discount of 20 per cent; on churches,
a discount of 10 per cent; on theatres, a discount of
20 per cent.
These discounts are to be considered as reduc
tions of rate without change of hasard. and can
cellations for the purpose or with the effect of
giving the assured persons the benefit of the re
duced rates shaU not be made at other than short
Discounts are to be allowed from the rates given
on cards, and allowances for sole occupancy, auto
matic) fire alarm, 100 per cent average clause and
for automatic sprinklers, if permissible, are then
to be made in the order named. Where sprinklered
risks are equipped in accordance with the highest
recognlxed standard of protection, the report con
tinues, a trreater allowance than at present might
properly be made, and the appointment of a com
mittee of five Is recommended, to confer with the
survey committee of the New-Tork Board of Fire
Underwriters, with the object of obtaining a re
vision of the board's requirements for sprinkler
equipment. These rate reductions apply to all the
boroughs composing the present city of New- York,
and have been recommended after an investigation
by the committee covering the experience for tha
last ten years of leading companies in writing,
given classes of risks in this territory. "Theae re
sults." the committee's report says, "show that the
ratio of losses to premiums has be«n decreasing for
three years past,"
Fire Insurance rates, which were made particu
larly high in 1902 because of the inadequacy of the
water supply and pressure, a condition now being
Fire Commissioner Sturgis said yesterday with
reference- to the decision:
"This is a practical denial of the statements
made recently by th* friends of Chief Croker that
insurance rates were being raised. I have known
since Auiruat that a committee of the Board of
Underwriters was considering the question of a
reduction of rates, and this Is the result of it.
"The remarkable results which the uniformed
men have produced In preventing fire losses in the
last two years are due, in my judgment, to the im
proved equipment which they now have and the
increased zeal and interest and intense desire on
the part of the men to make a record that would
show their recognition and appreciation of the fair
and considerate treatment they have received. Old
members of the department In the various grade 3,
from firemen and engineers up to chiefs, and men
retired from service, but who keep up their interest
In the department, come in almost daily and tell
me there has never been so much harmony for
many years past and so little friction between
men and officers as there is to-day."
SAFES FIVE FROM FIRE.
Policeman Rescues Women and Chil
dren from Burning Building.
Patrolman McDonough. attached to the Union
Market station, yesterday morning saved five lives
in a fire In the three story tenement house at No.
9«5 Avenue B. The first floor of the building la occu
pied as a cloak and suit establishment by Poma
ranta Brothers. The housekeeper Is Mrs. Louise
Thielmann, who lives on the top floor with her
daughter. Mrs. Semanges, and her two children,
Lottie, one year old. and Charles, thirteen years
old. Mrs. SemangeB # was taken 111 Sunday, and was
removed to a hospital. Yesterday another married
daughter of Mrs. Thielmann. Mrs. Sophia Sleman
sky. of No. 561 East Sixteenth-st.. accompanied by
her daughter, Henrietta, two years old, went to
vi.ilt her muther.
When the tire broke out McDonough was on the
opposite side of the avenue. lie turned In an alarm
and. in a few moments was making bis way through
the smoke to the top floor, hurrying the occupants
of the building to the street as he went along. All
the rest were out by the time he reached the apart
ments occupied by Mrs. Thielmann and her relatives.
He found the two women and the children at the
top of the stairs, apparently afraid to go further
because of the smoke. The Dollceman called for
heavy clothes, and. telling the women to wrap them
about their heads and take hold of his coat tails,
he caught up the two small girls in his
arms and started down the stairs, with the boy
and women hanging to hia coat tails. One flight
down Mrs. Biemansky fainted and let go, falling to
the floor. McDonough continued on down the stairs.
however, and took the girls, the boy and Mrs.
Thielmann to the street Then he went back to
Mrs. Slemansky and brought her out. Sha waa re
vived in a few minutes.
MAY PREACH IN STREETS.
Mayor Signs Ordinance Making Chang* —
Only Ordained Ministers Had Privilege.
Mayor Low after a hearing yesterday signed an
amendment to the ordinance about preaching In
the streets. Lay workers properly vouched for by
responsible religious organisations may now do
this. Hitherto only ordained clergymen had this
privilege and under certain restrictions. Permits
may now be issued covering more than one dis
trict. This change the missionary -workers greatly
Helen F. Clark, of the New-York Foreigners"
Mission, No. 21 Mntt-st., was one of those who
spoke In favor of the amendment. Miss Clark so
Impressed the Mayor that Immediately after she
had ended he said he would algn It, and did so.
AMBULANCE HORSE ANSWEES CALL
Gets Loose from Driver and Races Away, bat
Goes to the Eight Place.
"Tom," the big black horse attached to Necker*s
ambulance in Union Hill, safely made a record
breaking trip to the West Shore depot yards. In
Weehawken, almost a mile, without a driver, on
A call came in for the ambulance, and "Tom"
lumped to his place, the harness waa clapped an
his back, and aa "Al" Meyer, his driver, stepped to
cne aide to get his overcoat, the horse darted
through the doors and headed for the West Shore
depot, where most of the calls take him.
Meyer ran after him, but was soon left behind.
The horse safely made several turns, passed three
trolley tracks and went down the steep hill lead
ir.g to the West Shore depot without a driver.
The call actually waa from the West Shore depot
an Italian laborer having been hurt. The man waa
in the ambulance and everything waa in readiness
to return when the driver arrived.
TORTURED TO DEATH BY HOT EGOS.
Letter from Bulgaria Tells of Turkish
Cruelty to a Macedonian.
The Rev. M. N. Popoff. now In this country, has
received from Sofia, Bulgaria, from an official of
the Bulgarian National Bank, who la a Mace
donian, a letter containing an account of Turkish
atrocities In Macedonia. The letter says, ra part:
Have you heard that Laaar Racheff. of Mehomia,
died a month ago in Salonlea? You know ihit
he was In prison. In Mehomia he haa been fear
fully tortured. They (the Turks) burned him with
tnajut taken out of boiling water He wTsTaid
on his back and on his bare breast the hot eg, a
Just taken out of boiling water were rolled In
ci.u»euu*nce of this a disease waa contraotedln h<.»
chest anu he died in the Salonlea prison. Having
been n*ked by an old Protestant woman who vi»
lf-I him Just before his death sgonv if he had
any wish that she could convey to hia family he
"My only wish at present la to be laid In
the grave <ii Poor, am possible."
PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION MEETING.
The third meeting of the American Philosophical
Association will open to-day at Murray-Dodge Hall,
Princeton University, and continue to-morrow and
Thursday. Among those who will appear with
papers ami discussions are Professors Karl
Schmidt. Wilbur M I'rban. James K. Creighton
Alexander T. Ormond. Dr. William T. Harris. Ralph
B. Perry, George K. Montgomery, Edward C
Spauldlng and other*.
LENTZ ELECTED CHAIRMAN IN ESSEX CO.
The annual meeting of the Republican County
Committee was hold at the committee headquar
ters In Newark lnst night. Major Carl Lents was
re-elected chairman of the committee for the
twelfth year. There was « bitter factional fight
' t ' v , r ; r the chairmanship at th* party primaries last
rail, and it y.-ar ut4 ° Lent* was de^afJ »" candl-
v«. Sheriff, nearly 60 per cent of the JUDubil.
can vote kali . . Usd against bjci. *
PIPER WANTS THE $
Inspectors* Reports Show tfr m
Myers's Evidence Worthless.
GREENE REPLIES TO MINISTER
Police Commissioner Greene replied yesterday te
the statement on Sunday of the Rev. Cortland M/.
era, pastor of the Baptl3t Temple, Brooklyn, %
which the clergyman declared he would seek »o
have General Greene and Deputy CommtssJssjst
Piper Indicted. The ComaEissioner had reesl««t
reports, ordered last week, from all the QU^eetors
having charge in districts wherein were titrjatei
the places named in Mr. Myers"* complaint. Tkeaa)
places numbered fifty-nine, and raids were raatf,
on thirty-one of them.
Some of the reports stated that Walker, eo;as«|
of the society, when called on to give certain eft.
dence. refused to do so. and refused to assist th»
police In getting evidence against the places tk #
society had reported.
General Greene continued:
"We raided every place against which en* to*.*
of evidence could be obtained. In th» twenty-elgis
places not raided ■■ evidence could is obtained,
and I do not believe poolrooms existed In the**.
Really, It was ludicrous to think of raiding sewn
of the places mentioned. One number glv»a was
«M Pearl-st. The last number of the street '■• <£,
The Inspectors had corresponding numbers * a
the street Investigated, but found no evidence .4
poolrooms existing in them.
"One place mentioned was >o. «3 W est Thirty.
second-st. It Is a respectable boardlns house, sev
eral men of business prominence residing th«r*
The Bartholdl Hotel, at Twenty- t.-s;»i-st. at*
Broad-way, was also mentioned, but I thar.it It is
needless to say that we found no occasion to rail
"In another Instance the detectives found the ad
dress given them to be an industrial school fc»
women, and still another was an unfinished ssssV
Commissioner Greene said be had not ensasxe?
the services of a lawyer to fight the thrtatea«£
charges against him for neglect of duty.
Deputy Commissioner Piper said he had two tn.
stances" where he knew agent- of llr. Myers*
society had been arrested. One was that of Leoa
Langfeld, who. Captain Piper said, was arrested
under the name of John Langford, and gave h:»
address as Nix 30» West Fourteenth-**. He was
charged with trying to "shake down" a woman,
the captain said. There was a counter charge,
against the woman of soliciting. La&gford was
The other ease was that of K. aver. and, wb»
had beer, employed by U. 3 society and who is now
a fugitive from Justice, charged with presents?
worthless checks. The deputy commissioner addei
that he thought Mr. Myers had better be retdy
with the $200 offered by the Myers society for sons
charity If he proved that any member of tna go,
clety had ever been arrested.
The captain declares that the charts n( te.
Myers that he had given sergeants* badges to «a«
ployes of the society were falsehoods.
SATISFIED WHITE IS SHAMXDKL.
To Be Executed Despite the Appeal of Or*
Albany. Dec 21— Dr. Mary WalkT has wrtttesj
to Governor Ode'l an appeal for Fraalß
White, the young colored murderer, sentenced t»
die at Auburn Prison to-morrow. He mad* In his
cell on Thursday a furious exhibit of freaay, and
Dr. Walker believes him Ir.sane.
Collins, the prison superintendent, has reported
to the Governor, however, thit the 1 • i
declare White undoubtedly as
break Is an instance of cr
The Governor will not Interfere
HIS SUICIDE T.ATD TO INSAJTITY.
F. H. Enderby, Formerly Insurance Man
Here, Was Seeking Health in Denver.
It was learned yesterday that Frederick IT. Er«
derby, of this city, who died on Saturday night la
a hospital In Denver, was a suicide. He was well
known In lifa insurance circles of this city. .V.
friend said yesterday that Mr. Enderty ORSt tassj
killed himself while suffering from a temporary
attack of Insanity brought en by acute n* ft" t j
Buffering. For some years he had fceen tro'ib>>l
with a growth In the bones of the sknll, whl re
quired a serious operation by a specialist a ya
ago. He found little relief, however, and la.^c
October went with his wife to Denver, hoping 1 >
Improve with the change of climate.
Mr. Enderby had an office at Xo>. 123 Broadway.
For years he was connected with the North Amer! -
can Life Assurance Company, in the firm of
Stevenson & Enderby. He was about thiny-flvt*
TO LESSEN COST OF CONDEMNATION.
Merchants' Association to Join Law's Delay
Commission in Seeking Legislation.
It was announced yesterday that the Merchants*
Association would probable co-operate with tr »
Commission on the Law's Delays to obtain th»
passage by the legislature of a measure to restrict
the present excessive outlays by the city In con
demnation proceedings. A letter was received by*
the commission from "William F. King, of th»
Merchants' Association, saying it was the purpose
of the association to move at the coining sr-sslo.a
for legislation to abolish the abuses connected wlt^v
the condemnation of private properties for pubiia
uses. The commission is preparing a bill for a,
similar purpose. The letters also said:
As to the need for such legislation ih're can ha
no dispute. It has been the aim of Jurists every
where to eliminate the fee system from adminis
trative charges wherever possible. an<i in any <*aj;*
to restrict the Inevitable abuses connected with It
by requiring all fees to be paid ir.to the public treas
ury, and reducing them as nearly as possible to Urn
fair cost of the service render* In the case cf
condemnation proceedings all of the grossest abuses
possible to the fee system are retained. The pub.:)
treasury receives no benefit from tha a mom i * -
leu ted. The feea are not only excessive In ih.'rn
selvee. but they are In very larg» part lelt at '*>•
discretion of the persons who benefit by them, fho
are thereby enabled to strip taxpayers and 1 is
public alike of Immense sums of monoy t'er the
swelling of their private pockets. TWe enormity tt
such a system Is obvious. The obvious remedy la
to abolish the- opportunities for excessive exactions
which flow from the abuse'! discretion now :r
trusted to condemnation commissioners by abolish
ing all Independent commissions and creating: *
condemnation court, whose expenses shall be pa.t,
from the public treasury and which shall pay i:.:>
the public treasury all fees received by it.
ENTERTAINMENTS AT LAKEWOOD.
The Country Club of Lakewood will give eis^t
entertainments at its clubhouse this winter. Th»
first will be the Illustrated lecture on "Parsifa!. *
with musical accompaniment by Mrs. Helea
Rhodes, and will be riven on December 29 at 3:o<>.
The second will be on January -. and wl!i be v
reading by F. Hopiinson Smith from his own
works. A club dinner Is to be served Immediately
before the evening entertainments, and a feature
of the afternoon affairs will be the- sen.-'.:'.? of
afternoon tea by three women of the club. Th->
hostess** for December 29 will be Mrs. Henry A.
James. Mrs. W. A. Hamilton and Mr*. Irving T.
Bush. At the second afternoon entertainmer.:.
which will be given on January 12. Mrs. Georg*
Jay Gould. Mrs. Charles D. Kingdon and Mrs.
Shepard K. D* Forest will serve.
STEREOTYPERS' UNION WINS CASE-
Justice Leventritt, In the Supreme Court, yt-stsi 1 *
day denied the applications of Louis Quanchl »°*
Charles Balles, respectively foreman and ass.-staat
foreman of the stereotyping department of 'Tl*
New-York Herald." for permanent Injunction* re
straining the New-York Stereotypers* Union X<v 1
from Interfering m any way with their employment
on The Herald" or for obtaining their «schatt»«»
preventing the members of the organization fro*
working for that new- ,»aper. The plalntita p
asked the court to Issue an order restoring ta*<&
to membership In tha defendant union. They t*A
discharged a Htereotyr^r. He made charges to t^.»
union, and. as a result, the two were d'unlJf;
from It The stereotypors* onrr'.niratton th^n toll
th* paper. according to the plairstiffsi. that uc'es*
the two were discharsre.l the union wouM wtthdl**
its men from "Th Herald." The newi?a?«r coa
■ented to suspend them ttttdev salary until tj»
courts h.nd passed on the case. Justice l.ev«ntr»ta
holds that th« action taken by trio union wi vx
accordance with Its constitution, and ha say* lie •*■
unable to interfere.
LOCAL BUSINESS TROUBLES.
The schedule* m the assignment of John T. Scot*
dealer In cutlery and silver plated ware »t N *
at Warr*n-st.. show liabilities. 13..:. nominal *•*
sets. a.*B. and actual assets, fX.iCS.
The schedule* in the assignment of the Con
sumers' Coffee Company, wholesale dealers in •»*"
fee. at No. 1€» Reade-«V. show UabtllUe* J».»°:
nominal assets, $3,353: actual assets. C*».
The Sheriff received an «tt»chment for **
against property of the Ybrfb!*. Typewriter Cor^
pany, ;t New-Jersey corporation, in Tivor o*s~^
Underwood Typewrtft-r Cosspany. for merchant"*
The Sheriff *Uo received an execution for J 3 -^
against property oi Abraham Bornsteln. of . f,
Btuyvesant-»t.. In favor of the Nat: But-cn*'
and Drovers' Bank, on a note aud au >*■'<— I sn»*^