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GAYNOR OCT OF THE RACE
FINAL WORD TO HALPIN.
Jllies Drop His Name —
Union Likely to Join Movement.
Justice William J. Gaynor yesterday took him
«s^f out of the race for tho fusion nomination
fo'- -■or this fail. Justice Gaynor. after flirt
in? with the nomination for several days, and
holding out hopes at times that ho would accept
the candidacy, yesterday afternoon decisively
ar.d finally told William Halpin, president of the
Republican County Committee, that he would
net* accept. As a result the allies have dropped
n ts name, and will look elsewhere for a candi-
Ar-.ip Because of the withdrawal of Justice
Gaynors name, and also of negotiations between
Mr" Ralpin and Robert Van Iderstine. repre
penOng the Citizens Onion, it is considered prob
aW that tho Citizens Onion representatives who
bolted the fusion conference will return, nni
perfect fusion will be effected.
Mr. Halpin received word i^tp yesterday after
noon that Justice Gaynor was no longer to be
considered a candidate. Acting upon this In
, . lon, and guided by The statement issued
yesterday by R. Fulton Cutting, president of the
Citizens ion, he wrote the following letter to
:.V Citizens Union:
emen: in further response f o the Inquiries
f tted by > mi as a committee of the Citizens
MAP OF PANAMA ANT> COSTA RICA
• ■ . c - : =d i::To a single republic
rnirni when votJ met with -Tudpe Brenner and
I S Monday last, 1 wo^id advise > you
. f t«To the conference appointed bytft^ execu
y again
k--- r trust. therefor< nn S rt ■'
-Nh* reprf I .locates m
• i f ,,d._ wnforonM of ih« withdrawal ot me
also the nope
wm^esW relations with the conference. W"f
v.i hth« other DOOMJD thPir purj.os-.^ «r .defeat
Tammany Hail and '■" re-election «■- Mayor .mc
„,-,m n- ,t . ,.» „, nominations jriU a session
V^ Son wiU™.n"u.Wo au.honze the Jjlejp^ftom
• contmftt«« who w*r* appointed session tins
of comndtte« to Httena at 'he session tnis
eventeS. Sincerely yt.U». WTIA.IAM HALPIN.
In reply M - Halpin received the following
letters:
September 21.
Mr William Halpin, Chairman Republican City
' 'Committee. i^;flh Avenur- Hotel.
Dear Sir- "We. ar<= in receipt <>f your letter of tne
list inst advising ue that the matter which ap-
Deared not to allow the Citizens Union to resume
relations with the fusion conference will not b»
iin'd<=r the further rrv =i<lera>i<j3i <>f the «ielegate3
to tbe conferencf appointed by the executive com
mittee of t!v- Rppubiic-in City Committee and * x
nressinK the hope that the Citizens \ oion whl con-
ShjdetS authodn the delegates from the Citteens
Unton who wrf appointed as members of the com
rritte^ on nomination? 01 the conference to attend
a soUion of that commit! at 730 o'clodc this
evenins In Parlor DR of the Fifth Avenue Hotel. .
TWsletter was not received by us until I o'clock
this afternoon No action of '^ character lndl
rated can be taken without authorixation from the
M^nmittee on nominations of the pens Union.
er.a ™, is not possible to call a meetinK of that
committed at such short notice. w* shall refer
your communication to our committee as soon as
nnriimfale Yours very truly.
pracacaoie. * ROBERT VAN IDERBTINE.
.J. iHX W. WEED.
n^a'-' sir™ Bupplementinsr tho I letter addressed to
addressed to
vnu'bv Mr John v,\ Weed and myself, p^rrcit me
to SMS that Mr. Cutting, as chaißir.nn. has called
a ' m^ttn-' ->f th»* committee <t. Dominations of the
riuiens Union for to-morrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock.
tStwUtJOW* ROBERT VAN TDERSTIXE.
The nominating- committee, of thp fusion forces
met at ihe Fifth Avenue Hotel last night, and
ai the close of its work the full committee was
called to order. The committee submitted the
r.ames of ex-Senator Ford and Judge Samuel
Beabnry as candidates for consideration. The
Municipal Ownership League supported Judge
geabury and the Republican organization spoke
for Mr. Ford. On a resolution It was decided
to postpone consideration of candidates until
Monday night, and an adjournment was taken
until then.
II was Pa.d last night that the Citizen? Union
row favored the nomination of Martin W. IJttle
ton, of Brooklyn. Mr. Halpln was asked
-wnoth-r the Republican organization would ac
oept Mr. Uttleton. He replied:
"I don t care to anticipate or forecast what
the Citizens Union will do. All I can pay is
that everything will be done to cause the CUi-
Bena Union to co-operate, and the name of any
man suggested will get duo consideration as his
merit warrants. We are uncommitted."
No bosfnea of importance was transacted at
the regular monthly meeting of the Republican
County Committee, over which Tax Commis
sioner Pnmuel S. Ktrasbourger presided last
night in the United Charities Building, in ast
22d-st After the calling of the roll the com
rr.itt»-p adjourned out of respect to the memory
of John J. Hannon, executive member from the
7Oi District, who died a fortnight ago.
TROOPS FIRE 4T GUARDS.
No Damage from Shooting in Quar
antine War.
[By Tele«r<iJ>h to The Tribune.]
Memphis, Sept. 21.- detachment of Arkan-
B2s Btate guards fired two volleys into a force
of Tennessee quarantine Inspectors at a late
hour last night, fortunately without damage.
The Arkansas troops are doing guard duty
across the Mississippi from Memphis, and came
over in a flotilla of ekiffs, demanding they they
i'« allowed to land. Permission was refused,
bs they bad no permits. They -withdrew Into
the stream and fired a volley at the Inspectors
guarding the steamboat landing. They then
dropped down the river and again attempted
a landing, but were warned off. Again with
drawing Into the stream they fired another vol
ley, and palled back to their camp. The Ar
kansas authorities have not yet offered any ex
planation.
WHITE MT3. AUTUMNAL EXCURSIONS.
Ticket* on sale September 15 to October 7. R«t«
only $g.K>. Inquire N. V, N. H. & H. R. R. Agents.
— UjS.x
To-day, fair.
To-morrow, fair; frrsh west winds.
REPUBLICS MAY UNITE.
PANAMA AND COSTA RICA.
Overtures for Annexation Made by
the P ana man Government.
[Ftttti Th« Tribune Burwi.]
W'ashinifton. Sopt. 2L — The Republic of Pana
ma has made overtures to Costa Ri'-a looking
tn union of the two nations, and in the opinion
of those in a position to speak with authority
a coalition is tho prohahle outrome of th« nego
tiations now Instituted. The first definite news
of the purpose of Panama to proposa annexation
to Cost a Rica reached the State Department
yesterday In the form of a communication from
United States Consul General Leo. who reported
that Sefior de la Guardia. Panaman Minister of
FV>relgn Affairs, is about to visit San Jose, th»
capital of Costa P.ica, with the purpose of nego
tiating a treaty of annexation to that country.
The offer of the Ropuhlio of Panama causes no
surpise to Costa Rica, and unless accompanied
by conditions regarded as impossible by the
CopTa ni<-.sn government "will he promptly ac
cepted by that country. In fact, the desirability
of union has long boon appreciated at San Jose,
although it was deemed good statesmanship to
make no surrirostion. hut to leave it to Panama
to renlizo tho advantagos to he gained as well aa
the disadvantages of independence to so small a
republic.
Almost as poon as the independence of Panama
was recognized, however, annexation to Costa
Rica was discussed by the diplomatic repre
sentatives of both countries, and the examina
tion of the project went so far at that time that
Pefior Calvo, Costa Rican Minister at "Washing
ton, sounded this government regarding its atti
tude toward the pu^frested coalition. The State
Department, however, b^ing without official ad
vices from Panama on the subject, did not com
mit itself.
TO GUARD AMERICAN INTERESTS.
It is now assumed that the meeting- at Oys
ter Bay last night, ft which the Secretary of
State, Ambassador (*hoate and Senator Tx>dgro
were present, wan called by the President for
the purpose of discussing the report of Consul
General Lee and determining to what extent
and in what manner the interests of the United
States might be involved by such annexation.
Of course, this country is vitally interested in
any change In the government of Panama, this
fact having been recognized by Panama when
It accepted the treaty, ceding the canal zone to
the l"nit«*d States. Article 24 of this treaty de
clares that "no change either in the government
or in the laws and treaties of the Republic of
Panama shall, without the consent of the United
States, affect any right of the United States un
d-°r the present convention, or under any treaty
Stipulation between the two countries that now
exists or that may hereafter exist touching the
matter of this convention."
The United States is, therefore, in a position
to insist on the absolute {safeguarding of its
rights, and might. If it say/ fit, veto the proposed
annexation. Moreover, when the treaty was ne
gotiated Secretary Hay evidently perceived the
possibility of Panama's returning in time to
Colombia or combining its interestd and terri
tory with Costa Riva, and that fiarseelng states
man caused to be inserted in the convention
with Panama, also in Article 24, the following
clause:
If the Republic of Panama shall hereafter en
ter as a constituent part into any other gov
ernment or into any union or confederation of
states, so as to merge her sovereignty or Inde
pendence in such government, union or confed
eration, the rights of the United States under
the convention shall not be in any respect les
sened or impaired.
Minister Calvo said this evening that he was
sure the proposal of Panama would be most
welcome in Costa Rica, and that, whatever
might be the outcome of the negotiations at
San Jose, Costa Rica, which had always sus
tained the most cordial relations with this coun
try, would, of course, guard the interests of the
United Ptaies in every way.
"Should annexation occur," said Sefior Calvo,
"the American people need not be assured by a
representative of Costa Rica that my country
will do nothing that Is harmful to their interests.
Annexation, which la doubtless regarded with
favor by the people of both Panama and Costa
Rica, would be advantageous to both nations.
It would double the territory of Costa. Rica, in
crease our credit, and assure to us a powerful
influence in Central America. Annexation would
be most advantageous to Panama, because it
would give to that country the. benefit of our
experience in government, of our laws and regu
lations affecting hygiene, and would soon result
in the stamping out of yellow fever and the
bubonic plague. Panama would further enjoy
the advantages of our educational system, of
our excellent commercial relations, and of our
advanced ideas generally. The United States
would profit by the amalgamation, because the
canal would then run through a well governed
and peaceful country. Order and tranquillity
exist in Costa Rica- In all the time that I have
re-presented Costa Rica at Washington, thirteen
years, there has not been a single instance of
complaint because of a denial of Justice by
Costa Rica to a citizen of the United States, or,
for that matter, of any other country. And yet
there Is an Immense amount of foreign capital
Invested In Coeta Rica."
WOULD AVOID A BOUNDARY DISPUTE.
Of undoubted influence in determining Pan
ama to open negotiations with a view to an
nexation to Cost* Rica Is the fa^t that a con
siderable portion of the citizens of Panama are.
Continued •» fourth p*c«.
18 HOURS TO CHICAGO. PENNSYLVANIA
SPECIAL
leaves New York dally at 3 55 F M. arrives CM
1 * , c.nn A M and leaves Chicago 2:45 P. M., ai-
New^ic 946 A. MJ few equipment Bpe
3*l features. aiocto-baUwtea rpsdbodr-^dvt.
]SrEW-YORK. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 22. 1905. -SIXTEEN PAGES.- »*f3SS£'j!2&m*m.
GEORGE W. PERKINS BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING LIFE INSURANCE METHODS
ONE KILLED, MANY HURT IN STREET RIOTS.
POLICEMAN'S SKULL FRACTURED—HIS PRISONER
SHOT DEAD—BOY FIRES INTO CROWD AT PICNIC.
One man killed, a policeman's skull fractured,
another man shot through the. leg and a woman
shot in the foot were some of the features of a
riot which resulted last night from an effort of
a policeman to keep the sidewalk in front of the
restaurant at No. 18 2d-ave. open to pedes
trians.
The man who lost his life was known in the
neighborhood as Jack Klein. He wa about
twenty-nine years old aJid lived at No. 120
East "d-Ft. The policeman injured was Walter
J Miller. He has captured several burglars,
and incurred the enmity of a certain element on
that account. The others shot were Max Felder
baum. of No. 168 Kast 103d-st.. shot In the leg.
and Miss Florence Smith, twenty-one years old,
of No. 060 Madfßon-st., shot in the foot. Miss
Smith and Felderbaum were, part of the crowd
of about five thousand attracted by the shoot-
Ing.
Samuel Goldman, of No. IST Thompson-st..
Newark. N. J.". Max Grossman, of No. 154 East
28th-st.. and Thomas Crajaner. of No. 24 Mul
berry-pt.. were arrested.
When he turned his men out last night Cap
tain McDermott, of the Bth-Bt station, called
their attention to many recent complaints that
pedestrians had been submitted to insults and
annoyance from disorderly crowds in lower
The captain ha* previously made a special
post at that point. He had assigned Patrolman
Walter J. Miller to cover that dangerous boat,
and he told MBffer that h^ war.t-* one particu
larly obnoxious crowd of -en dot, .second story
and knockout men and their girts who fre
quented a restaurant in lower 2d-ave. kept un
der restraint.
Between 7 and R o'clock Miller got around^to
the restaurant complained of. Standing in front
of it was a gathering of young men and women,
and as he approached one of them laughed.
•Get wise to the fresh cop," said one of the
•^irls " at the same time making a grimace
at Miller. Miller walked up to the crowd and
giving two or three of the men a poke with his
nightstick, ordered them to move on. iney
laughed at him.
Then he grabbed Jack Klein and started off
With him to the station. Klein called to the
others to help him and the gang fell on Miller
Somebody hit him on the head with a beer
mallet and he dropped to his knees with a
fractured skull. As he lay unconscious menand
women began to kick him in the heart. Then
somebody fired a shot. It ™ heard a Mock
away by Patrolman John J. Grady, and Proba
Senary Officer Trefsky. They saw the crowd
running toward the fight, and they ran for it.
Roll-man Hefferman. of the City Hall station
who happened to be in the neighborly sent
in a call for the reserves to rtth and Eldrldga
ets. stations, and to Bellevue for the ambu-
and Trefsky. the latter a great big fel
low battered their way Into the crowd, which
wao" still beating Miller. The gang mattered.
Miller managed to get to his knees and grabbed
hold of Klein, who turned with an oath, an
Kicked Miller in the face. He was just about
to Jump on the prostrate patrolman, when Miller.
aUhough half blinded with blood, got out his
altnougu struck
wmmm
MilUrssec na Fe lderbaum's leg. and,
rtrSSS : d tne r s"d?Sf the house, hit Florence
Smith in the foot.
BRAIN AND ARM BEQUEST.
General Wistar AUo Leaves Bulk of
Estate to Institute.
Philadelphia, Sept. 21.-Under the provisions
of the will of General Isaac J. Wistar, the well
known financier and railroad man which was
admitted to probate to-day, the bulk of the
estate, together with the brain and the right
arm of the testator, is bequeathed to the Wistar
Institute of Anatomy and Biology of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, which ne founded.
The estate left by the deceased, according to
the petition of the executor and trustee, is given
as "personal property. $100,000 and upward.
The actual valuation of the estate, it is said, will
amount to over 52.000.000.
The paragraph in the will disposing of his
body says:
administration, to «-» UB ]; d deposit the ashes
body to be ; r^^ a y and sealed up. in the
Instituted museum.
DIED MOURNIN^FAVOmTE TREE.
fßv T^gWti to Th« Tr>b>un«.l
n «.«n Sent A -Mourning the loss of a great
trel which SooJ- in front of hi. hot, for over
was ordered? £"ft wffk a dangerous condition.
FALL EXCURSIONS TO ADIRONDACK
MOUNTAINS
Ticket, on .ale to Sa-na^ •£ {^^ PUCd
and other in ipoi ta. .l po ■ October 81 ginjsl,, fare
su.^nwTos- v trip. In**, of Kew " rorli
Central J Ao*ntß. T <Myt- _.
Hundreds of merrymakers at the picnic of the
Harlem Schutzen Bund, at Sulzer's Harlem
River Park, were thrown Into panio. last even
ing, by a young lad who blazed away Into the
crowd with a revolver, striking one of the pic
nickers and probably wounding him mortally.
A scene of wild excitement followed. Scores
of men surrounded the boy. in an attempt to dis
arm him. He kept them at bay with the
weapon, and it was only on the arrival of a
policeman that the smoking revolver was
wrested from his grasp. Th^n the crowd, yell
ing, "Kill him"' closed in and fought madly to
get at the boy. The policeman kept the angry
crowd back by wielding his night stick right
and left. Oth»r policemen hurried to the scene,
and saved the boy from falling into the hands of
the mob.
While the merrymaking was at its height,
John Reid, seventeen years old. of Park-aye.
and 132d-st., appeared at the box office and
asked for admission. According to the police,
the lad acted In such a disorderly majiner that
it was decided by the ticket takers not to admit
him.
The police say Reid .jmv a revolver and alined
It at the men who wouldn't let him in. They
immediately sought cover, yelling so loudly for
help that hundreds of the picnickers rushed out
to learn the cause of the trouble. When they
saw the lad, waving the revolver over his head,
many of them rushed back, causing great ex
citement among the women and children.
Reid started down 2d-ave. The men rallied
and gave chase.
They overtook him half nay down 2d-avat
Suddenly he turned around, braced his ba^k
against a fence and waited for the men to
coma up. At sight of the revolver most of th<*m
checked their flight, but the more valiant ones
tried to close in on him.
Philip Cavanaußh, of Xn. 132 Alexander-aye.,
The Bronx, tried to knock the revolver from
Reid's hand. By a dexterous movement the lad.
thrust the muzzle against Cavanaugh's head and
pulled the tripper. The ••artridgr- failed to cx
plrxlp, and Cavanaugh barked away.
The crowd increased until there were one
thousand people around the boy. He k<*pt cover-
Ing a semicircle with his revolver until a con
centrated rush from all sides was decided on.
As coon as the crowd swept forward the lad
pulled the trigger and John Wilkensen, twenty
five years old. a plumber, of Xo. 348 Kast 122d
st., fell to the ground with a bullet in his left
groin.
The anger of the crowd then knew no bounds.
While some carried the wounded man away
other* a*?am attempted to rbse in on Reid, hut
al! feared to get within arm's length of the lad.
Finally Patrolman Fay, of the East 126tii-*t.
station, threw himself at Reid and sent him
sprawling to the ground. The weapon was
wrested from the lad and he submitted to ar
rest v»ry quietly. All the way to the police sta
tion the angry crowd followed the boy, crying
for his life.
The sergeant, upon examining the revolver
taken from Reid, found that one of the shells,
although dented on the cap. had failed to ex
plode. This was the bullet which Cavanaugh
so narrowly escaped. The young prisoner told
the Rf-rgea-nt that he had bef-n set upon and had
only dhot in self-defence.
Young Reid was employed as a lumber
checker by the Church E. (tates Lumber Com
pany. 13Mh-st. and the Harlem River. His
mother said ho was a good boy, ajid that she
never had had much trouble with him. The
police believp the lad was a reader of dime
novels.
EBEN PLYMPTON IX JAIL.
Well Known Actor Charged with
Murderous Assault on Servant.
TRy Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Plymouth, Mass., Sept. 21. — Khen Plympton.
the well known actor, is in jail hera to-night.
charged with murderous assault on Captain
George Martin, of New -York, who has long been
in the employment of Plympton as a confidential
servant. Martin is in the Massachusetts Gen
eral Hospital, at Boston, with a fractured skull.
The chances are against his recovery.
The trouble occurred at the Plympton summer
home last Saturday, and was the result of an
argument, the cause of which is unknown.
After a few blows had been struck Plympton
grabbed a heavy club and. ft is charged, beat
Martin into a state of unconsciousness with
blows on the head.
Trie police have been unable to get a con
nected story of the affair. Plympton says he
struck in self-defence, and IVfartin lias at no
time regained consciousness long enough to tell
of tho trouble. Plympton is fifty-two years old
and Martin about sixty.
Eben Plympton nan been well known as a ro
mantio actor for more than a quarter of a century.
He was born In Boston fifty-two years ago. In
the early eighties he became prominent as a mem
ber of Miss Mary Anderson's company, playing
Mercutio in her production of 'Romeo and
Juliet " He accompanied Miss Anderson on her
first tour in Kngland. and remained there a» lean
ing man to Mrs. l*aii£try. BbMM then he has been
regarded as a star, often appearing at the head of
htrown companies. He is well known n this city,
and has long been a member of the Lotus Club.
BEARSKIN FOR KERMIT ROOSEVELT.
FRy T>lc*r»P>i la Th* TrlUm- 1
Boston Sept. —A Gloucester fisherman is to
give' Remit Roosevelt the skin of a polar bear
shot on- an Arotio iceberg.
FIND MISSING MOTORMAN.
KELLEY IN QUAKER CITY.
Detectives Have Fugitive of Ele
vated Wreck Under Surveillance
fßy Telnj(TE.ph to The Tribune.]
Philadelphia. Sept. 21.— Paul Kelley. motor
man of the elevated train that was hurled
over a curve at fvsd-st. and 9th-ave., New- York
City, on September 11, Is under surveillance by
local detectives at Kdgemont. a small town on
the Chester Pike, about fourteen miles from
this city. Kelley was found to bo missing after
the fatal accident and has since bean a fugitive.
Late this afternoon "William C. "Williams,
member of the firm of Williams <fe Corcoran,
undertakers, of No. 326 West Harket-St, West
Chester, was on his way home from this city.
He was on a trolley on the South-western Trac
tion Company. On the car his attention was at
tracted by a man In the uniform of a motor
man, not one such as fh« motormen of this city
u-ear. but one that showed distinctly he was
from another city. The stranger, who was con
versing 'with the motorman of the car, told the
latter in confidence that he was Kelley, the
man who operated the 111-fated elevated car in
New-York City.
Knowing- that Kelley was wanted In New-
Yiuk, Williams moved to a front seat in the
car where he could hear better what the stran
ger had to say.
"It was not my fault." Williams said he heard
Kelley say. "It was the switch tender's. Peo
ple ought not to have tried to beat me after the
accident. I -wasn't to blame. That much I can
easily prove.""
From the appearance of the man. Williams
declared it was plain he was laboring under
some strong mental worriment. His face -was
sunken and hollow and to all appearances It
looked ?s though Kel'»y # s mind was becoming
rapidly unbalanced.
Kelley remained on the car until ho reached
Edgemont, where, he alighted and entered a
store.
Williams returned to this city and weni to the
office of the American Detective. Agency, and
told his story.
Superintendent John S. Summerill at once took
the case under advisement and dispatched De
tective Schmittinger to Edgemont. Later he re
ceived word from Schmittinger that Kelley had
been found.
He said that Kelley had again admitted that
he was the man who operated the wrecked train,
and that he could be found whenever wanted.
Frhmltting-er remained at Edgemont to watch
the movements of Kelley while the superin
tendent informed Coroner Scholer of New-York.
Kelley will be put under arrest as soon a3 word
is received from Coroner Scholer as to what
course to take.
"There is no doubt," said th<* superintendent,
that the man we have under surveillance
at Edgemont is the one wanted in New-York.
He. admits as much. His description tallies in
every respect to that of Paul Kelley. The
man is wandering about Edgernont, apparently
fearless of arrest, and in a manner that shows
clearly he is laboring under severe mental
strain" We have him at our fingers' ends when
ever we want him. and there is no possible
chance of his escape."
Speaking of Kelley to a representative of The
Tribune, Williams declared that the man,
though he acted rather strangely, -was not in
toxicated.
"He looked like a man who 19 suffering much
mentally, and who apparently believed that by
eonfidlng his secret to a fellow worker ho could
enlist the latter's sympathy and probably ob
tain a place to kfep in. hiding until the affair
blew over," Mr. Williams said.
At a late hour to-night Kelley was still at
large.
DELCASSE IN ACCIDENT.
Former Foreign Minister Thrown
Into Ditch from Motor Car.
Poix. France. Sept. 21.— While driving an
automobile here to-day. M. Deicasse, former
Foreign Minister, was thrown into a ditch,
owing to the overturning of his machine. The
thickness of the mud in the ditch saved M.
Delcasse from serious injury.
TELL TALE OF CRUELTY.
Sailors Sat/ Officers Caused Death of
Three of Ship's Crew.
mv T>!»Trat>h to Tne Tribtire. ]
N^w-Orleans. Hept. 21.— The tramp st-amer
Oalveston, a ship without a country, in anchored
across from New-Orleans to-night, and her
twenty-three sailors, who are stranded in this
city, nay that her officers' cruelty resulted in
the death by drowning of three "of the crew on
the trip between this city and Havana,
All the charges made by the sailors, who
have placed their case In the hands of attor
neys here, are denied by the ship's captain,
Walter I^eech. who admits that three men were
lost at sea between Havana and this city, but
denies that their dr?ath could be laid either to
the actions of nlnieelf or his oflloors.
The Galveston was built in Germany, but w;«s»
refused by her prospective owners because she
did not come up to requirements. Therefore she
Is unable to carry any flag, according to the
statements of the sailors to their attorney*.
ONE NIGHT TO CHICAGO
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G. W. PERKINS ON STAND,
I
MOKE "YEAR END" DEALS*
f
Profit for Xerc-York Life from Joint
Account Transactions.
The following -were tnn mrm -rninflrrflnt facts
testified to by George "W. Perkins, first vice
president of tbfi New-York Life Insurance Com
pany, before tho legislative investigation com
mittee.
First — That in "joint acoount" transactions
between the New-York Life and various
brokers, the New-York Life put up the monsy
and shared the profits with the brokers; that
the New-York Life's profits in such transac
tions had aggregated $635.932 32 in cash.
8«oond — That ths purchases of the New-Yerk
Life Insurance Company from J. P. Morgan A
Co. for the period during whioh Mr. PerKine has
been connected with both amounted to $38,
804,918 51, and Mr. Perkins's share of profits en
these amounted to $10.412 57, which he had
covered over to the Nsw-York Life.
Third — That the New-York Life paW J. Pr
Morgan & Co. $266 67 for two days' lrrt*r»«t W
the famous $800,000 Navigation Syndicate trans
action. »
Fourth — That the New- York Life stltl carries)
• loan of $300,000 made to E. H. Harriman ln>
January, 1904.
Fifth— That the New -York Life loaned $50y
000 to John R. Hegeman, president of the Metro
politan Life Insurance Co-npany, on January 2.
1901: that this loan was repaid on December 30»
1901, just before the annual report to the Super
intendent of Insurance was made, and reloanedl
the next month, and is still outstanding, the
rate of interest being 2*2 per cent.
Sixth — That on December 31, 1902, th« New*
York Life Insurance Company purchased $600,*
000 Chicago. Burlington and Quincy bonds Just!
before making its annual report to the State In*,
surance Company; that the purchase was from
J. P. Morgan &. Co., to whom the bonds were re*
sold two months later for no apparent reason.
Seventh — That the deal in New-Orleans Ter
minal bonds previously developed inoluded ■
mysterious sale of the $935,000 bonds to W. 8»
Fanshawe on December 31, 1903, just before th«
annual report to the State Superintendent of
Insurance was made; that the New-York Life
hter loaned $335,000 to Mr. Fanshawe, taking
the same bond* as security, and carried the loam
until Mr. Fanshawe sold the bonds, when he re
ceived one-fifth of the profits of the same.
PURCHASES I ROM MORGAN
ll is Profits Turned Back by Insure
ance Vice-President.
Insurance routine rather than sensation
marked yesterday's session of the Armstrong
committee. George W. Perkins, who resumed
the stand, spent the whole day In explaining a.
number of transactions, all of which have been
discussed before. His testimony ranged from
an explanation of the "joint account" methods
tp the. CHJjSafcsstttasj or tJhe insurance agencies.
Mr. Perkins was notably milder and less forceful
than at his previous appearance, and Mr.
Hughes checked his ''<■'•■■ attempts to take th«
lead with a certain severity. In fact Mr. Per
kins's quiet demeanor was in such contrast to
the stump speeches of his previous appearance
as to cause general comment.
From the point of view of th* committee,
which is engaged in probing methods as -well as
scandals, the testimony " Mr. Firkins regarding
the "joint account" was regarded as th« most
important feature of the day. Mr. Perkins tes
tified on this point and maintained through a,
long series of transactions that in joint account
affairs the New-York Life usually put up a sura,
of money covering the amount of bond* pur
chased to the account of both the company and
thf> broker sharing: In the transaction, shared
the responsibility with him for any loss and
divided the profits with him, usually equally. In,
return for bis supplying, first, the "tip" of th«
chance to make money on fiuch a proceeding,
and, second, his facility for making a market
and' disposing of the securities. Mr. Perkins
snowed that these transactions had been prof
itable for th« Xew-York Life.
Under the bead of what Mr. Perkins describe*
as "unfinished business," he testified that J. P.
Morgan 4 Co. had charged the New-Tort Ufa
$26667 interest for that famous $800,000 "Navi
gation syndicate deal." in which Mr. Perkins
bought bonds for J. P. Morgan from himself
U representatlTe of the New-York Lif« and re
verae d the proceedings two days later after
the report to the State Superintendent of In
surance had been made. A whole series of
similar "year end* transactions, subsequently.
reversed, was developed. One such was a loan
nf fSO.OOO to John H. Hegeman. president of
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Th»
money was loaned, repaid and reloaned and la
still outstanding. No adequate reason for this
apparent juggling was produced.
TRANSACTIONS NOT CLEARED
The Harriman $500,000 loan was touched on
but not cleared up. The mystery attending" the
unloading of the New-Orleans Terminal "dead
horse" account upon the New- York Life by th»
New-York Security and Trust Company was
dealt with only far enough to show that here
also there had b^en a remarkable shifting of
possession to a broker and an emt>loyment of
hi? cash, covered by a subsequent loan, at the
time of the annual report.
At the outset of the hearing Mr. Hughe* put
John F. McCullough on th« stand to testify re
garding th< Hamilton affair. Mr. MeCuUough,
who represented himself as a stenographer of
twenty years' experience In "Judge" Hamilton's
employ, failed to recall any check transactions,
deposits or anything of any importance. Hs
admitted that he might have deposited checks
of $100,000 to Mr. Hamilton"* account, but, al
though he said his own salary was only 310 a
week, these sums had not made any impres
sion oil his mind. # About the only important
fact gathered from 'his testimony was that Mr.
Hamilton also hud an account with the Albany
Trust Company, and that this account was no*
below $200. showing that little of the $233,000
remained lit Albany.
There wen f»ly two incidents In the day
of men than passi'is interest, one, when Mr.
Perkins calmly announced that Mr. Hushes had
been a party to the Joint account transactions.
Wh- n tho surprise at this announcement sub
sided Mr. IVrkins blandly explained this away
by saying that Mr. Hugbcs's interest lay as a
pollcylMJdar in th«» New-York Life. The other
was when Mr. Perkins was involved In a long
question by Senator Armstrong. The Senator
van anxious to kaow about a certain ajrstesn
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