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IDF.IJGHTS ON FUNDS
SOME QUEER P.lVMESTS.
Senator DepCW MM. Equitrihlc Of?
ficial* on the Stand.
Amusing sidelights on Kquitable ' legislative
erpenses" and "yellow dog funds*' supplied the
feature to the session of the legislative insur?
ance investigation yesterday, and a hurried re
call of Senator Chauncey M. Depew to testify
regarding certain mysterious but not unintelll
gible letters furnished an additlonal incident.
Annouucement of the appearance of Senator
Thomas C. Platt at the next session of the
committee on Tuesday was made Just before
adjournmen:. Senator Platt, at the request of
the committee. will testlfy about his collection
of campalgn funds mentioned by ex-Governor
Odell in his testimony on Thursday. Ex-Sen
ator David B. Hill's name was heard for the
lirst time at the Inquiry yesterday. when vouch?
ers lor his retainer. together with a humorous
letter of acknowledgment from the Democratic
politician, were put ln evidence.
A payment of over $14,000 to arrange a cam
paign carried on by the California insurance de?
partment flgured in the varioua legal expense
items. Nlne thousand dollars of this was paid to
a brother of the commissioner. who did abso?
lutely nothing in return. This fact was shown in
the evidence of S. S. McCurdy. of the Equl
lahle. who explained. amld general laughter,
that he was not of the Mutual McCurdy family.
A payment of 81.000 at the order of James W.
Alexander to the late Thomas D. Husted, son
of the former Speaker of the Assembly. was
also shown. There was also a fee of % 15.000 to
Traey. Boardman & Platt shown by a voucher.
A foreign legislative agent. the "plenary" agent
of the **blg three" life insurance companles, the
Mutual, the Kquitable and the New-York Life,
was also dlsclosed in the person of George H.
Bacheller. who received $5,000 on one occasion
and J 10,350 for salary and disbursements.
SENATOR DEPEW RECALLED.
Senator Depew was recalled to tell about two
interesting letters written by ex-Quarantine
t'ommlssioner John A. Nichols, who was shown
to have received $1,010 annually from the Equi?
table for a number of years, running back as
fat as 1883 The letters and Mr. Hughess ex?
Q.-Fenstor Depew, 1 have asked you to come
back to ttu? etand because of one or two letters tr_-t
have b?en placed in my hands thie morning ln con
-leetton wfth certain vouchers of the Equitable Life.
1 show vou a letter under date of December la.
HtM, froni John A. Nichols. Do you rem.mber the
leerlpt of that letter'.'. A.?Will you let me see the
q _bertainly, vou mav see them all. Your letter
ia ne?t. Do yoc re-all the leceipt of this flrst letter
that I now show you? A.?I do.
y -Will you klndlv explain what rtie relation of
John A. Nichols was to the Equitable Ufe? A ?
He was retalned by the Equitable at dlfferent
times. as I remember it. __._-_ *
Q ?He appears to have received $1,000 a year lor
m number of vearr. Here are a serles of vouchers
tiiat have been produced from h!m. Do you recall
for what services he was paid? A.-l do not know
lor what services that letter relates. but I ttunk lt
v.*x a elalm that he. made ln regard to some man
who had a claim against the company. ss near as
1 can remember.
This is the letter;
New-York, Deoember 19, U*9S.
Mv Dear Depew: My friend who usually gets
around at thts time of the year has written me sev?
eral letters to which I have not replled. He now
writes that he will be here Monday or Tuesday and
oeslres to have me help bim as usual. Wha* Shall
1 do? Falthfully yours. JOHN A. NICHOLS.
?j. -Do you know to whom the letter refers? A.?
1 do not. * ,.
ti.-Reference is made to some one who usuali.
Jets around at this time of the year." (Laughter.)
*oes that refresh your recollectlon? A.?lt does
not refresh my recollectlon as to his name. 1 knew
sornething about it at the time and passed the letter
on to the executive offlcers for them to do as they
thought best about it.
Q.?1 show vou a letter of December 24, 1900, pur
portlng to be addressed to you by Mr. Nichols.
Do you recall that letter? A-?I do not recall. but
lt uhdoubtedly ie addressed to me.
Q.?1 otter the letter: . - __
?'New-York. December 24, 1900.
? My Dear Senator: Our friend up the river has
been very cantankerous of late and wants to know
?you know. Don't care a hang, etc. etc. As soon
as vou can conveniently say, will you klndly do soT
"Wlshing you all the good tblngs of Ufe in this
holiday season, I am, ever. yours,
"JOHN A NICHOLS."
To what does tbat refer? A.?It refers to the same
Q.?Do you now recall who he ls? A.?I do not
recall hit="name; no.
Q.?Do you recall the subject matfirT A.?It was
some claim that he had against the company which
I never understood. snd why I should have been
written to on the subject I do not know, and, as I
say, I then passed tlie letters over to Mr. Hyde or
Q.?Was it anv one connected with the New
York legtslatureT A.?No. not at all.
y.?Or coanected with New-York politics? A?I
Q.?Or v.ith the legislature or politics of any
jurlsdlction? A.?1 think not; 1 think he was an
Senator Depew knew nothing of the pay men ts
to ex-Speaker Husteds son. Of John A. Nichols
he knew nothing, save that he had been at one
time active in politics and later retlred. He was
equally without recollectlon of the payment of
$14.166 la the California incident.
RETAINER TO D. B. HILL.
The statement of the retainer paid ex-Senaior
Hill, shown to have been $5,000. later increased
t? $7.500, was accompanied by the following let?
ter o" March 20, 1895:
X W. Alexander. President Equitable Life Asstir
?Bce Society. No. 130 Broadway, New-York City:
Your favor received, and content* noted. i am
;; uoli obliged lor the retainer that you suggest.
wh<-h I will accept. it will come Ib handy at
this time. Yours truly. DAVID B. H1L1
- I feel pretty well noa- that Congress is
MdjourueO. and the country ls safe. When the
legislature adjourns. the State will be safe.
Among the paymeuts to John A. Nichols
$1,000 settlements were introduced in evidence
jinder dates between 1901-1904 "iu the matter
ot Browning." "in the matter of Bodes,' "in the
matter of Bllven" and "ln, the matter of Pear
*on." Each cost ihe Equitable $1,000, but they
?were not expl3ined. There was also shown an
s_r.nual payment t.. James P. Pierce, a former
?uperintendent of insurance. of $2,500, dating
fcack to 1S97. James M. Lewis. "in re Missouri,"
i-eceived $3,333 3S on June 8. 1899?a figure sug
cesting that the Equitable paid one-third of a
$10,000 payment. Another fractional payment
was $1.666 66 to E. F. O'Brien. of Chicago.
There was also an item to Charles R. Brayton,
of Provldence, R. I. lt was noted that the
vouchers for these various items were stamped
aometlmes In blue and sometlmee ln red. S. S.
-MteCurdy. who supplied the evidence regarding
them, explained that the blue meant payment
hy cash and the red by check. Two vouchers
Jndorsed by "Judge" Andrew Hamllton were
tntroduced ln evidence.
THE CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGN.
The examination of Mr. McCurdy concemlng
the California Incident was ln many ways one
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To ?vercene tbat ailatat
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of tha moat complete revelations of this phase
rrf l__uranc? work that has been shown in the
Investigation. Mr. McCurdys testimony on this
Q.?Do vou know anything of a Cjjiifornia. inat
(ef* ..?\>b, elr, that began 1:1 i_s?.. Andrew ,1.
I'lunv was the Insurance Commissioner. Ma waa ?
verv'z.alous In defendliig ihe Interests of the jpol
levholders. He uddressed a letter to the Attorn*?V j
Oen.ral. etating that we ought not to be allowed
t_ do bu-lnetis. since our capital sjock was-,??._?? !
nnd the California law required $200,000. The At- ,
torney General decided that the Equit?--lc was en
?itied'to contlnue. Later tbe commissioner wrote
requiring us to give a list of all policies paid in :
California. and all lapscs. My recolleotlon ls he ,
wi _ed to compel us to go back and revlew MMM i
and death claims for seventeen years to see il tt .
larger amount could not be paid policyholders. v\e |
emploved counsel. and there was a hearlng in San ;
Franeisco. It was towed along for three years.
In U*X> he demanded an aecount of our business^
Bv law he <-0uld have collected fees at the rate oz
Ch'ree cents per $1,000. That would have brought
him in $33,000. and lt would have cost us *?<>.<*? i? !
get the information ready. He said he would oo
satisned if we would permit an examination _y a
man whom- he should appoint. He appointed ex
Governor Budd. w "no came on to New-i.org, _e
clared himself satisned. and we got a renewal or
our llcense. .?-.
Q.?Were any moneys paid? A.?Tes. sir. J-w a |
month to our counsel. At the close we paid a Wll j
approxlmating $11,166. . , .,_j
Q.-To whom? A.-To W. H. Chlckering. attor?
ney of the Mutual Llfe. He came on to New-.crk
with Governor Budd. . _ ,. . . _
Q.?Did Mr. Chlckering represent the Equitable?
A.?Tes, three or four weeks before the close.
Q.?What waP the $14,000 paid for? A.?The
vouchers say for legal expenses and disburse
ments. That does not include payment for per?
sonal services. ,
Q.?Havo vou anv aecount of the expenses m
cluded in the $14,000? A.?No. slr. The erplana
tlon is due that R. S. Pillsbury. the scclety s own
attorney. got no eompensation. Another attorne.
got $250 a month.
Q.?No part of the $14,000 went for ssrvlces on
behalf of the Equitable. so far a:i you know?
A.?No, sir. , . -_,_
Q.?Were any other payment. niaue.' A.?ui"!
what I have stated.
WHO GOT THE $2-0 A MONTIL
Q.-What lawyer got the $250 a month? A-J'y*
been told that he was a brother of the San fran?
eisco commissioner. _._,_._,_ _
Q.?Then he received $.,000 in all, did he? A.?
Tes, $3,000 a year for three years.
Q.-Who told you these payment? were made to
the brother of the commissioner? A.?Judge Pins
Q ?Were there anv other demands made by the
commissioner? A.-Yes. at the close of the year
1899, when v e were compelled to We our -nnuai
etatement. The commissioner then asked about'
fortv dlfrerent questlons more than were required
to be ln the statement. They were questior.s that
we could not answer. Our books were not kept
that way. , , _,, ,.._
Q.?Have vou had any experience* at all liKe
tbis wlth anv other State commissioners. A.?
Not to my pe*sonaI knowledge. __.-_* ,_?
What amounts have been paid In the last few
years in connection with these departmental ex?
aminations? A.-That I couldn't answer offnand.
Q.?Were there any payments other than to regu?
lar counsel? A.?None that I can remember
Q.?Mr. Chlckering. you say. was representing tne
Mutual company in San Franeisco. flas Mr.
Chlckering under examination at this time. A.
Yes; the New-York Llfe and the Mutual were both
under examination also about the same time as tlie
Equitable. The proceedlngs were all terminated at
about the same time. .
Q.?What was happenlng during the perlod ihat
this $260 a month was being paid? A--?cr? ?!?
supposed to b. an open hearlng before the Insur?
ance Commissioner about the construction of one
of the California laws.
Q.?Did you go to California at this time. a ?
Q.'?Did thl* gentleman who drew $_50 a month do
anything for your company? A.?No. sir.
Q.?Did you ever sert, him? A.TNo. sir
Q ?Do you know whether tbe New-York Life and
Mutual Life Insurance companies were also poymg
him $250 a month? A.?Yes.
Q?It was the same man? A.?Yes. _
Q.?And the payments were made tn the same
Q.?And during the same penod? A.?.es.
Q.__\Yere any services rendered? A.?The aame
eeivlcea as were rendered to the Equitable.
T. B. JORDAN STILL LOST.
Frank B. Jordan, son of the former Equitable
controller. Thomas B. Jordan, who has kept be?
yond the call of the committee, since lt began its
investigation, waa recalled and reafflrmed that
he had lost his father. He testified to this
earlier ln the session. On hls return yesterday
Mr. Jordan was resworn, a rather unprecedented
procedure. But he had not heard from his
father since his former appearance. He had.
however, heard from his mother, who had writ?
ten to him, he "thought," from Canada. Hla
memory was equally blank about the "good
thing" in the Equitable fire insurance monopoly
he had enjoyed. He merely knew it exlsted.
Gage E. Tarbell, second vice-president of the
Equitable, was the laat witness. His testimony
was Just started when he gave way to Senator
Depew. Coming back later he told of an effort
on hla part to prevent secret legislative ex?
penses through "yellow dog" funds. John A.
McCall and George W. Perklns, of the New
York Life, he said, had agreed with his view In
this at various conferences. Mr. Tarbell later
saw both McCurdys of the Mutual and outlined
his idea that an appeal to the pollcyholders
would provide protection enough. Later, Robert
H McCurdy brought over word from his father
that the scheme was ideal. but it waa thought
to be entirely lmpractical.
After the adjournment Senator Tully and As?
semblyman Cox. with Henry Rogers Wlnthrop,
of the Equitable. went to the house of George
H Squire. sr., at No. 21 West 76th-st.. and took
his deposltlon regarding his knowledge of
Equitable affairs. Mr. Squire's testimony is re
garded as valuable for the light it may shed
both on '-yellow dog" funds and on the curious
ealea and resales of Lawyers' Title Insur?
ance Companv stock, tor which a check of $18,
000 drawn to him figured in the testimony re
centlv. Mr. Squire was unable to leave his
house but sent word through his counsel that
he would testify in this fashion. Senator Platt
will be the flrst witness on Tuesday, when the
INTEREST IX COLBY.
Confirmation of Either Hyde or
Odell Expected from Him.
While Senator Thomas C. Platt will be one of
tlie first witnesses before the legislative commit?
tee on the raan-aptton of tbe hearinga on Tues?
day. insurance speculation yesterday centrcd large.
ly in the testimony to be furnished by Balnbridg
Colby. Mr. Colby ls :< member of the law flrm
of Alexander & Colby, attorneys for the Equitable
Llfe and the Mercantile Trust Company. lt is be?
lieved that on his return to town early next week
Mr. Colby will be -t>ie. on th" witness stand, to
a-.!st the committee faa dedding on the relative
veracitv of James Hazeu Hyde, on the on-: hand.
and ex-Governor Odell and Edward H. Harriman.
on the other. as to the Mercantile's settlement
with the ex.-Goverr.or.
Members of the former laat ftrm of Tracy. Board
man & Platt decimed to dis.uss ln any shape
or form the deposltlon of Samuel S. McCurdy. of
tbe Equitable that late in the year 1S96 the firm
received sums aggregating $20,000 for legal services.
At hls home, No. 437 Cllnton-ave., Brooklyn. last
night John A. Nichols said In reference to the let?
ters written by him to Senator Depew and read
at yesterday's bearing:
"I do not care to say who the person referred to
in the letters was. I wish it distinetly understood,
however, that the matter has no relation to any
member' of the legislature. or to any officer or
employe or any one connected ln any way with the
legislature. either directly or indirectly."
n-ling ihe vouchers for $1,000 each. produced
by Mr Hughes, Mr. Nichols said that the amounts
they represented had been paid tr. hmi ..s fees
for legal services rendered at various times.
lt will be recalled that Mr. Harriman deposed
that he thought Henry C. Deming. president of the
Mercantile Trust Company. had been present at
a certain Interview between Mr. H_rrln_-.ii and
Mr Hyde relative to a settlement with ex-Governor
? >dell. * It was learned yesterday on good authority
that at a conference between Mr. Deming and Mr.
Harriman on Thursday afternoon Mr. Harriman
was convlnct-d that be wus mistaken in having
teetifled that Mr. Deming had been present at the
interview referred to.
Gage E. Tarbell. it ls understood. will be recalled
to the witness stand on Tuesday, and Henry C.
Frick may testify later in the week.
At Mr.' Harrlman's office knowledge was dls
avowed of the Chicago and Omaha report that Mr.
Harriman had issued an order to the employes of
the Vr.ton Pacific Railway in-tructlr.e t_em to
eay whether they hold insurance policies, and, if
so, what kind.
The adopted report of the Mutual Life'? intemal
committee reiusing to reeommend actlon changlng
the scale of eompensation received by the manage?
ment partly because the recommendatlon would
Involve the question *'of the commlttul of the com?
pany to the continuan?e of the personnel of the
preJent management." Irnt color to the report that
President McCurdy will be asked to resign from
the company. desplte the fact that the flnai:. com?
mittee at Mr. M-^Curdy's request had reduced
his s-il.u-v from $1.0,000 t.. $75,000 a year.
It waa pointed out that the ent in Mr. McCurdy's
t_l_rv and other "cutr" making j. total of $145,000
to $l."AO0u bad not been ratifled by tli. trusteea
METROPOLITAN DEFICIT $246,282.
The quarteCs dividend. $MO,000, on the $--.000.00.
stock of the Metropolitan Sireet P.ailv.-a\ Company
was ineluded ln the n_ej charges of $2.80*?.050 re
por?*B_ by the New-York City Railway Company
in itt? Statement for the quai I Septemb-'r
30 ar.d the d?-_cit for the quarter was therefore
not $i.io6.*S-. :.s Incorrectlv s*-rte.i <u Th< Ti
yesterday, but onlj $.?,2k.'.
VJLV J-/A1-7 1
TWO OTHERS JTMP F.AIL.
MURPBY MEN DESPERATE.
Krup'* Lawyer Refuses io Tell Who
Put Up $5-000.
Additional proof was given yesterday that
Charlea F. Murphy's lieutenants in the 18th As?
sembly District were making desperate efforts
to save the ?'repeaters" and "ftoaters" they em
ployed in wholesale frauds at the recent election
from the law's punishment. Following the es
cape of John Krup, who was known to have
"squealed" in a way to impllcate one of Mur
ptiy's election district captains. came the an
nouncement yesterday that two more men con
cerned ln election frauda in the 18th District had
Jumped their bail and were missing.
One of the men who dlsappearsd yesterday
was, like Krup, a "floater,** who had nelther a
home nor means of support, so far as anybody
could tell. He was one of the small army of
vagrants who are bought up for fraudulent vot?
ing by the Tammany workers in Murphy's dis?
trict at every election. He was sent to the poll?
ing place of the 6th Election District of the 18th
Assembly District on Election Day to vote in
the name of Thomas Hardin, of No. 008 East
15th-st., and was arrested after he had voted.
He was held fcr examination at the Yorkville
Court, and William F. Flynn. of No. 336 East
I7th-st-, furnished a bond of $500, on which the
prisoner was released.
At the same court, at the same time, William
Casey, of No. 292 Avenue A, was arraigned on
a charge of voting illegally in the 27th Election
District of the 18th Assembly District. He was
bailed out by a J. Nunan. of No. 12 Livlng
ston Place. The examination of Casey and of
the nameless tramp who voted in the name
of Hardin had been set for yesterday. but when
their cases were called they falled to respond.
Their bonds were forfelted.
Isadore Lowe, a youth, of No. 203 East 14th
st, was arrested yesterday by two of Superin?
tendent Morgan's men and arraigned at the
Yorkville Court on a charge that he had voted
illegally ln the 2d Election District of the 18th
Assembly District. The attention of Mr. Mor?
gan's deputies was drawn to him, lt ls sald, by
his boast that he had voted seven times on
Election Day. The escape of Krup and of other
men Implicated In fraud in the district furnlshed
reason for holding Lowe in ball he was not
likely to get easlly. Magistrate Breen flxed the
bail at $2,000. If Murphy's friends in the 18th
i District want to send the prisoner out of the
clty they will have to raise that sum.
ATTORNEY DECLINE9 TO ANSWER.
In the case of Krup an effort was made yes
| terday by Attorney General Mayer, with the aid
j of the Grand Jury. tc nnd out who put up the
j $5,000 c-sh bail on whlch Krup was released
j from the Tombs Just before his case was to be
I called lt) the Criminal Branch of the Supreme
? Court on Thursday. Charles P. Dillon. the at
i torney who says he left Krup at 14th-st. and
j 2d-ave. soon after noon on Thursday, after
evadlng the Morgan deputies at the law office
of Levy & Unger ln Park Row, was called be
fore the Grand Jury and questioned. It waa
said later that he had declined to tell who really
furnished the cash bail for Krup, standing on
the right of counsei not to give Information re?
garding a client.
There was an intimation yesterday that Mr.
Dillon would be called as a witness again on
Monday when a Judge had passed on the ques?
tion of contempt involved ln his refusal to
answer some of the questions put to him. There
was a report, too, that Alderman Gaffney, part
ner of Mr. Murphy's brother in the contracting
business, had been called to appear before the
Grand Jury on Monday. Attorney General
Mayer would not admit yesterday afternoon that
he had found out that a well known Tammany
man had put up the $5,000 ln cash to enable
Krup to escape. He said, however, that he was
rot through with an Investigation regarding tho
disappearance of Krup.
It was belleved yesterday that Krup had
been kept ln a safe place by Tammany wori.ers
until late Thursday night and then taken across
the North River and placed on a train for Phila?
delphia over the Central Railroad of New-Jer
sey whlch left Jersey Clty at 12:27 a. m. yester?
day. A man who answered closely to Krup's de
scription was placed on that train by two men,
one of whom was called Lutz by his companion.
The man belleved to be Krup was unc"er the ln
fluence of llquor.
Detectlve Laveratt, employed at the railroad
station in Jersey Clty, said yesterday that he
heard one of the men say sornething about a
trip to 8an Francisco. After the train left the
station the two men who had accompanied the
tipsy man took a boat back to New-York.
BELIEVED MAN TO BE KRUP.
Laveratt sald he belleved the man who wetit
to Philadelphia was Krup. The man was about
five feet slx Inches tall and welghed about 150
pounds. He had brown hair that was borderlng
j on a reddish tinge, but would not be called red.
i He had a stubby niustache of the same color,
I but his face was otherwise clean shaven. He
| wore a turndown collar, a four-in-hand tie, a
'? dark suit and a black derby hat.
A man who had gone on a train of the Cen?
tral Railroad of New-Jersey to Washington was
arrested In that city yesterday on suspicion that
he was Krup, but at the Washington police sta?
tion he was released. after satisfying the police
that he was not Krup. He said he was William
Roderlck, a jockey, on his way to Los Angeles
Severa! new indictments in election fraud
cases were ordered by the grand jury yester?
day, but at a late hour last night the nien in?
dicted had not been arrested. Tammany has
sent out of the city many fraudulent voters to
save them from arrest.
Two indicted illegal voters pleaded guiltv be?
fore Justice Davy in the Criminal Branch of tln
Supreme Court yesterday. and were remand^d
to the Tombs for sentence on Thursday of next
week. One of them had made a remarkable
confession to his counsei. and it was said iu
court that he wished to tell additlonal details to
Attorney General Mayer. He was arrested for
voting illegally in the 9th Assembly District.
describing himself as Albert Farrar, of No. 265
West 23d-st. He told his lawyer that he had
been lured from his home ln Utica a few dav..;
before the election to vote the Republican ticket
ln this city, and that he had received $10 for
EXPECTED TO MAKE A CONFESSION.
The other man who pleaded gullty was
Thomas D. Brennan. of No. 698 Greenwich-st..
who attempted to vote in the name of another
man in the 12th Election District of the 3d As?
sembly District. He also is expected to make a
A thlrd Indicted man. who'was before Justice
Davy. had made an offer ,to plead guilty and
"squeal,"*?but after he had received a card from
a Tammany lawyer he changed his mlnd yes?
terday and pleaded not gullty. He was're
manded to the Tombs for trial. He was Indicted
under the appropriate name of John Graft, but
it was sald yesterday that he was George Acker
man, one of Tlm Sulllvan's workers and a
friend of "Piggy" Donovan iu the 6th Assemblv
Thomas McCabe. of No. 231 West 66th-st, ap?
peared at the West Side court yesterday for ex?
amination on a charge of voting illegally ln the
name of another man ln the 12th Election Dis?
trict of the 19th Assembly District. Frank
Senior. chairman of the board of election In?
spectors of the district. who allowed McCabe to
vote. after a challenge, appeared ln the case
McCabe was discharged. because Magistrate
Barlow had been informed of the man's indict?
ment. McCabe was rearrested and taken to the
Tombs. Senior was arrested also on a bench
warrant and was taken to the Tombs, apparent?
ly havlng been indicted prevlous to his arrest.
Three alleged illegal voters, Joseph Mullanc
Benjamln Thompson and Edward McGlnnls, who
had been arrested, falled to appear at the West
Side court yesterday for examination It wa"
supposed that they had fled from the city. Their
bail was forfelted.
\f.y Tel-si-cb to Th* Trllmri*.;
Baltimore, Nov. 17.?Baltimore deteeiives al
the request of the New-York police, are Beanh
ing the city fdv John Krup. who had a ticket
over the Baltimore and Ohio railroad for Wash?
lngton. but did not get .off there. and U ->111>
po??d tc i.*=- in this city.
Circ%sstan walnut corr..- f-orn
one of the provtnces bordering
on the Black Sea. lt grows
in ihe rnountains and i.-. very
difncut: to get out on accou-t
of the bad road; and lack of
proper factlities for haulir-.g
the logs, and really choice Iog?
are very rare. It ii one ot the
most beautiful of woods. It
should not be confus-d with
French walnut or Italian wal?
nut, as both of these are very
much inferior to Circassian in
point of figure and beauty.
are rr.-de in the mo_t beautiful woods that the mar?
kets of the world afford. The effort ?<? consrantly
_ _ _... rnade to produce instniments which in their extenor
beauty shall prove worthy of the high standards that have been attained in interior construction.
Weher Pianos are noted for their sweet, sympathetic singing voice, and m ^^"^1^
tinctive tone quality have been repeatedly selected (as they are agatn this year) to ^exdwn e use
at the Metropolitan Opera House in prcference to any other pianos before the public.
Persons who desire to secure for their music-rooms or drawing-rooms instruments of a
specially beautiful and rich character should inspect the display of Webcr Grands now on cxhi
bition at Aeoiian Hall.
THE WEBER PIANO CO., Aeoiian liail,&-?&??.
We devote our entire energies to one object?the
complete outfitting. of children. Nowhere else is this
same attention given, so nowhere else, are the same
beneficial results shown.
Every requisite of young people
found here under one roof,
in the greatest variety of choice, and in the widest range
60-62 West 23d Street.
JCSHCE HEARS CONTESTS.
ELECTION CASES UP.
Mistakes in Many District*?Hearst
Latcyers ('onfiden t.
Justice Giegerich began 1o sit yesterday In a
special i*?rm of the Supreme Court. designated
by rhe Appellate Divislon to hear contesta and
to pass on "void" and "protested" ballots in the
municipal election that are called to his atten?
tion. When \n- onened the special term in the
morning he was greeted by a formidable array
of counsei. Ex-Judge Alton B. Parker was the
most prominent of the lawyers representing
Mayor McClellan, and Austen G. Fox was leader
of the counsei for William R, Hearst. The morn?
ing session was devoted to coniplimentary
ln the afternoon tlie ballot? in dispute were
examined by the lawyers, beginnlng with those
ln the Lst Assembly District. Some strange and
comlcal efforts at voting were discovered in the
examination of ballota which had been rejected
by the election Inspectors as "void." Many of
these ballots had been marked by the votera
outside the circle at the top of the column. some
voters had marked crosses ln more than one
circle at the top of party coiumns, some had
marked crosses both in the circle and in front
of the names of all candldates In the same
column, and some had made marks which did
not even resemble crossea in the right places.
After the work of examination had gone on for
an hour Justice Giegcricli left the benoh, telling
the lawyers to lay aslde for him any ballots
they failed to agree on. He said at the rate of
apeed at the start the examination bid falr to
take several weeks.
Juatlce Giegerich returned to the bench and
ordered an adjournment about 15 p. m. The
work of examining balIot-3 will be resumed at
'J:.''i? a. m. to-day, and there may be evening
sesslona if the work doea not go on faster. Only
ballota in dispute from the lst Assembly Dis?
trict were examined yesterday, and seventy-six
ballotH were marked for identlfication for Jun
tice Giegerich to pass on later.
WILJ- TRY TO HAVE BOXES OPENED.
Henry Yonge, of counsei for Mr. Hearst, eald
laat evening that an applh.ation would be made
Monday or Tuesday to have baliot boxes opened
and the ballots recounted before Justice Gieger?
ich. Such an appllcatlon, Mr. Yongc said, would
be made on legal grounds, the comparison of re?
turns with tally eheets having shown so many
dl.erepaucies as to justlfy euspicion of frauds in
tlv* countlng of ballots in many of ih*> dlatrlcta
Some oi the lawyers representing Mr. Hearst
last night expreased beiief that ihe official count
would show the election of Mr. Hearst. They
sald that tlie errora discovered in thi offlclal
canvass were increaslns tn*' vote f<>r Ifr. Hearst
at the rate of nearK- two votes for each elec?
Jn the canvass of votes the committee of al
m having in hand the work of comparfng
tally Sheets with returns wenl through the
papers of all tlie election dlstricts of the ith. 6th
tiud 6th Assembly districts yesterday. They
found dlscrepancles In nearly ? tict. Iu
most rere more votes foi Hi Hearst
on the tally sheets than had been entered in the
returns. The largest gain in any district for
Mr. Hearst was found in the 3d Election Dis?
trict of the 6th Assembly District, in the Bowery
sectlon. The return showed no votes for Mr.
Hearst in the district, but thlrty-three votes for
Mr. Crawford. the Prohibltion candidate for
Mayor. The tally sheet, however. showed that
Mr. Hearst had received the thirty-three votes
anrt Mr. Crawford none.
"Little Tim" Sullivan. Tammany leader of (he
6th District, was watehing the work of compari
son, having declared that no discrepancles would
be dis.overed in his district, and if there were
any he would fight them. He looked blank
when the return was read showing thirty-three
votes for the Prohibition ticket iu the Bowery
NO SHEETS FROM CERTAIN DISTRICTS.
Later there were many queer discoveries ln
th.- examination of the papers from hls district
and considerabie laughter at his expense. From
some districts had come no tally sheets. while
the sheets from other districts falrly "swore at"
the returns. The return of the l_th Election
District failed to show how many votes had been
east McClellan's vut.- was entered once in
figure.* as 157, and then written out as "one
hundred and seven."
"How do you expiain this? was asked of
"Little Tim." ,_ .
'That'a _asy," hc replied. "They couldn t
The committee adjourned until Monday. when
it will begin holding evening sesslons. ln the
Aldermen's chamber yesterday the oral reading
of the returns reached the Bth Assembly Dis?
No changes In the official figures as given
out on election night were made as a result
of the comparison of the twenty election
dlstrlcts of the 2d Assembly District wlth
the tallv sheets by the Kings County Board of
Canvassers vesterday. The figures are: Mc?
Clellan. 3.121; Hearst, 2,087; Ivins, 1.12U. The
v-ork was considerably delayed yesterday be?
cause the tally sheets were in the hands of the
Nrr move was made yesterday by Charles H.
Hyde, representing the Hearst interests, to
have a Justice of the Supreme Court inspect
the void and protested ballots. Wrllliam H.
Carr, representing Mr. McClellan, said last
night that if Mr. Hyde had made no move ln
the case by Monday he should take steps him?
self to have the ballots inspected.
Justice Dickey. in Special Term of the
Supreme Court, Brooklyn, will examine the
void and protested ballots of Richmond Bor?
ough at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon. Ho
issued an order yesterday that those ballots
should be presented to him on Monday morn?
ing. He will turn them over to the lawyers
representing the Hearst and the McClellan
factions. Only the ballots which they cannot
agree to will be taken before the Justice in the
M. O. L. PLAXS FOR BILLS.
Executive Committee Outknes Leg?
islation It Will Work For.
Tlie flrst meeting of the executive committee of
the Municipal Ownerahtp League since the election
waa held yesterday arternoon. J. G. Phelps Stokes
actbtg as chairman. The committee regards the
VOte 1.,'llcd at th- last election as a complete in
dorsement Of the principles for which the league
has f..ught during the last year and a mandate to
it to contlnue its work. The cr-mmitee outlined the
POBCS* which it will pur-ue. and appointed its com?
mittee to draft approprlate bills. The legislation
Which tbe league is to end.-avcr to obtain will. ac
cording to its statement, Include:
Flrst?A law gr-u,f'ng t.. th.- city -omplete ht.me
rule in lo the acqoiremenl and o-iermion
of Bucii pui.lir- utllit-M as gas. electrle llghting and
itin t raUwaya
Secoud, a !.?- a rh.-i!*ir ?? ;be ri;-.- to eperate
for the !??-:,. li ..f hII tha people tne new subway
Ihat are to be built.
jiiii-l, _, law cteagrag the ceastltuttea of the
present Rapid Transit Commission ln the nw"?;
prescribed in the Young blll. introddced m nW
last legislative. session. i
Fourth. a law securlng direct nj^BalwuUg
requlrlng nominations to he made ta to*J*%TE
of the party. thus destroy.ng the power ef vm
political boss. The legislation which the I<J _
will present will also provide tttal the ?*g?lSi
I nomination of ??andidates shall be made j"*>??
shall be free from requlrements annexma
some conditions. . , -,.fn.-m
Fifth-A new law securing real bahot r?rorw.
modelbd upon the Btatutes nov.; in ?? r, e ln >!???
_husetta. The bill whlch the leagt e *>"*?*?
will abolish the rarty eoloaan ?"d tocHUM "
votlng for tndepend.nt candidate*.
biblt corporatlona from contribu li -
The league haa appointed aa J* ?n
legislation to arepare th -
the work of having theiu presented
on by the nexi legislature Wii'...m Rai
Hearst, chairman; Samuel & d >'"''
BLAZE ON WASHINGTON HEIGHT8.
\ flre late vAsterda:. on U" ? I '._??'!.?'
a Woch from James Gordon P. ai ??'r"t'1
through the woodl-.nd plota betwei a V- est '_?-*? *?
lgTth-st.. Riverside Drlve : nd th.- river
ened to damage some of the beautiful '
endrcle that terrftory. The fUmes stai
unknown cause at Wth-st. and, c-rrl
?vrind. the fire raced through tbe dry
oecupants of the houses on the Drlve sent H
for the firemen. and ln about an hour ?&***?,
extlnguished. Washlngton Helght* was i Uaa *??
for many Uoeks. No dam_n- w ?.- ??,: '? *??' I
An Enemy Masquerades as Friend.
lt seemed almost imredible to the Jj^jg
writea from Cllntonvllle. Conn.. ^^^J
causcd the physical ailments Irom w_*? -n
had so long auffered. #
ln such cases the real cause '-s often^the o.^
leaet susDecfd. and one is loath to behe\e tn?
tne m_akPof friendship haa hldden the face of a
relentless foe. - .. -..-vou**
"I had suffered much for years from I'noo^
troubles which finally ao affected me th? ?*
whole system waa run down I grew pato an^
tmaclated and had to practica?> ??e "g ?,.
mestlc duties. The doctor did M****1*?^.
but after 2 years falthful mlmstration ??as^cw
pelled to admlt that he had done me no good. I
almost deapaired of ever being any bf"4** bv
"September. 1900. will never be *>'**?*" ?-.
me for lt was ln that month that my eman. p*
tton acQpmpUahed through the use of P*w?
Food Odffee after I had entirely qult the *
kind conVmenced. 1 shall always remember tne
date with gratltude. ?,nnderinr"
"My lmprovement was a cause of ?ona*"??lf
almost Increduloua rejolclng. to ?"J*Jllg&
but my friends as well. so rapid and so gn
was lt. I positively feared it would *?*J*g .-,?
nerves quleted down and became. steady an..
flrm. the old headaches that used to folh?-w
extra exertion ceased to trouble mejimy **??,
increased and soon became greater .hai*???*
fore. my mental powers grew nwn.?t?*? .
accurate. and the fresh glpw came back t_ m
cheeks. renewlng the complexion of healtny a
"1 cannot tell you how glad T was at the sphjj
dld change that Postum wrought in m> o
tlon. nor how I prize it for the good l? ???:vl
to do me. We were out of lt a y***?1.^^.
long ago and used the old kir.d of coffee ?"???
for several days. All my bad symptoms***S
to return to trouble me. and it ^nt^,,Jup*f
old friend back again when I found the cup
Postum once nior? smpklng and fra.*? .,? Vp.n
board. lt la food and drtnk to me. Name gi
by Postum Go.. Batlle Creek. Mich.
"There" s a reason. .. ___,
P.ead the little book, The Road ta *?""