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HOUSE DEFIES SENATE.
STAXVS BY STATEHOOD.
Conference Votes Not to 'Accept
[Rill Th« Tritwir;*. Burpau ]
•jasbJnr* oo " -^ ! »sc*i 1." — At a conference of the
pgabUcaM of the Hooas of Representatives,
luting I* olll '* untn S:SO o'clock this afternoon.
.. **• mined by a rote of 126 to 35 to
en' cn(j( j the Statehood bill to a conference com
jnittw » b» composed of three Senators and
jirff J»' : ' ;h::s nf the House, in an endeavor to
fgptt '•!•< Slffereoees. between the two bodies.
ji.-f.rr- tail avion waa taken a proposition was
, y i<>d -Jown. 125 to 4:], to eliminate from the bill
, ; i ;,'!>:<■:•• to v-izor.a and New-Moxlco and
t0 give the conference committee authority to
.■=; admission of Oklahoma and Indian
IbhIUWT onlr- That proposition was advnnced
\y V.r Bon* '.'.. Sf Wv.,ii:ii , representing the
Extents. R-ho hare bean lighting the admis
jjoj, of Artoona r.nd - v « sr-Mexkn as one state.
As the ci?e now stands, the conference com
r i: . :i v;:i deal nh all questions at issue. The
jiouse refuses to concur in any Senate amend
r«ii. and says in effect that it srtn confer with
qk ?«''■s' * on all its amendments. Many Repub
- iMnk that the ultimate outcome of the
fitur.u:: :': ' en agreement on a bill a-i
ni'.-i-S Oklahoma at-.d Indian Territory and
Ujbndtting the <iuestion of th joint admission
c ; idssi I New-Mexleo to the veto of the
pcsjfe (lf tne tvvv> territories at a special el<>?
t is looking a long way ahead to
fOtCtSt even ihat nuiconv?. A number of ques
; - ive have to be determined in ths
I The attitude of the Senate toward
. ' T.friflT bill and tho Railroad Rato
10 nn • ■ !'! ' Wed ■ fore final action is taken
r: :h p ■"' •'- n od bill. The result of to-day' a
I to presage a Lraight-out vic
jgjtK ' ■■- Hoose managers and the adminls
!:s ;ic!:. The liU.Uifyir.g word "seemsT Is neces
f ;r> :• ■•- the Eioose must yet ratify the
action ' lay's conference. Wht-ii thai is
tOK the House loader? will have the Statehood
m JbU where liKy want it. It will b« in the
| |ol ' four of whom wi!i he fnvora
bf to ■■ ■ -lion of the House.
It j« true '!;at a somewhat paradoxical situa-
I c presented by the fact that the Sen-
Ue coaf erreea to be appointed will be at va'ri
: ■ • position, of the majority in the
rcnif. This will <<>me about by the appojnt
< ooferenee committee of the rank
tßj cembers of the Committee an TeiTitories,
rjsp hi"' ' ■•::!>!•' to joint statehood, while the
•« rity vote has expressed its dis-
BJrobattoi of that project.
It is ' •;• 't from the nct-p;: of the confer
free thai the House intends to proceed v.ith
ti*i! deliberation on the Statehood bill. and.
KfeSe nol openly i • sslns; to hold that meaa-
Bt to B eyanoe as a possible threat over the
iHßtt. - 1 lo k< «mi it in the ba-kground until
tear !■•■ >"-en DOW the Senate intends to act on
E Elation which the House has sent over
:c '.hut body Kith the indorsement of the admin
featfon. Thhi a rather delicate way of ex
■.vr.: c the (act that the House is standing on
ts and its determination not to \ ield
trtireiy to the oontentlons of the Senate. This.
Mad, » as th* keynote of the sentiment ex
rwd in the conference this afternoon by tne
8w • ]• ->-s Jn private conversation a more
Bjrtssive note vas sounded.
•JDVIfiED t<> 'FIC,HT IT OX*T."
t; . . . •; made In the conference.
r iwre limited to tive minutes each, but in
ih r ' ease cf Speaker Cannon and Mr. mllton,
si I'i'i't'.enr.. rrn«n of the Committee on
(territories, the time was extended. Mr. Ham-
IStßa opened the usdon -wiih a plea for the
: - How bill. He p-iid it had already been
plonefl by ■>h her >-c F!<-publs'-an conferences, He
sod >nd opposed the Foraker amendment.
leriari:;? i: he in the interest of corporations
r the two territories aftW'ted. He contended
But the 1 ■: "1 was supported by the President and
?f<."iK' "Ld t us Follow them and fight
t out with the Senate," was bfa closing admo
Mr. Uondell, iri ••ring his proposition for
fSßcarrence, paid a high tribute to the Speaker,
But Sedared that those who opposed him were
iTiir [a agjcordance wftfa their duty. He dis
:ase<J Urn bindtef; <ffect of the caucus, ar.d de--
Str--« be would not be bound by this one.
KB CANNON RAPB THE ate.
6i*2' • : foOowed. touching first on the
tind:: r .• ' t of caucuses and conferences. He
look the t;jui;d that where the party took ac
iiw or. any question of this nature, all members
part were bound by that action. He sal i
'::»!-*> v.'. ; n c-nty residrnt of Oklahoma and
Indian Territory who bjected to being ti<-d to-
POo ■ :.' i!,«-re was one in Arizona and New
oexico He was b"ing: d< red •with telegrams
cnb«-hfa!r of Oklahoma. The effect of admitting
Oklahoma «_rd Indian T«*rritorj' at thj« time and
tot H nursing ot Arizona, ajid New-M<:xico, he
:ontfctid>-<j, -jrUy .>-;uit that there would be four
OfeW Benatore from Arizona and New-Mexico
ir:Ft*ad of two in '.«"♦* the House ptood linn. "I
*l£h to Qod*" be r<»n:arked. "the Senate was
fes ■wd as it is. jt perfsrma its functions
fairly wtSS it is our BeoatCk" But to add four
seniors where two should be added, he de
;iarfcd, w.,t;(i gjvu the heiiare too much ml
l "T. red »ith the House, based on
Derl«Wlnc latlon before Ooncreaa, he eaid
BC Bate btU would pass, and if the House would
ted firm Its Statehood bill would also become
or, "tad ire can stay here for three months,"
he Sedared. Addrenslna" the Insursenta, he
kddid Why join the I^mocracy in order to
rave ymu nra way?" He then turned toward
at ienate and remarked, " 'On whet meat doth
this <,ur Caesar f>-> that it hath grown bo
fl*at?' My fndgment Is that statehood will
MOM s_«; (be House bill contemplates."
nescenxaan LEAX>ER'B PLEA.
fe. Il^b^ck. of Wisconsin, followed the
Sp'tkr-r Hg, accused the leaders of being eager
Bough to ;o!n with tie Democrats on the
Ph! 'i; .:•.'• .... jiTid said they were now criti
delr:e theee wfio fntrirltHT jolnlns them on etate
tooa. • v^j betva f'K,ied the members by call-
it a oOßtmtnet," ba continued, "when you
°>*w '.' \ ju ctalled it a caacufi you could not get
4 gaonat U the t'.il »oes to oonf«rence, as sug
««U2, It w]j 'i!f."
'-'jmpinint "n-iis ji*bo made by Mr. Ste^nerson,
KHhmesota, Ktinst b^l:;g drawu into a caucus
BtM Drcteooe that It «a« a ootjfer' i
. «r- L»ovjd*on. of \VlHconj*in, counselled trsat-
Bf tha lv-:.i:« a* wi equal. He declared plainly
[: -*t ha BXKUd not Mjirtd by the House bUL
Seeder, «>f Ki,:,Hi,-. dfaensaei the m«ianing
■ tli* w<^rds oonfertiDCM and ca-ucua, and coni
**ii"-<i o^auist b«i!i« bound.
r-^ r Bed*, of W.rj.eeota. declared that the pro
t**4l. r 4T wan v "oorkos" at any rate, that was
*»" HI being tried.
* r '-'au.pb*U, of Kansas, put himself on rec-
p 0 ir. favor of ihf Mondell proposition, when
T?**'"*-- McOulre, of Oklahoma, maxie a plea for
C?" v!: ■■ would adralt the sts of «>kla
■ ■■ ■•
iJfc Waldo, of Ntw-Yoik. declared that Sen
•«or« v.ho are o-'itl-i itjen had formed a com
t^'^ with L»«roocmt« to defeat the House
2"»bUl and Ui« Philippine Tariff bill. To meet
*»» 'JORibimttlon. he declared, It would l>e bad
"2* tut th« Houoe to fteld on etatehcod and
rl -"^li-tr with which" to risrht.
■■"■' \^<t <i(1i (1 r e at of Uie luimission of Oklahoma
r***t The dtftat of the Republican party In that
•^'•"i Sf \h* txitintry was advanced at* an ar
j£)*-'.' for ti ... Senato btll by Mr. Murdock. of
J^ tv tb« vot* had b<-en tak»«n on the two
"y*»mon« Mr. Bo»iyng«\ <>f Colorado, aak'-.i
'"ir mous OOBBBBt to ofrv-r a r«»olutJon declar
j^ the conferejjce not binding. Mr. Watson, of
•CfJ" '- x 9oe * objected, aufl the eesslon waa de-
To-raonxw. fal»| narthwirtwrfy wtndt.
WINTER'S HEAVIEST STORM AS SEEN IN CITY HALL PARK YESTERDAY.
BANKER TO AID NURSES.
OFFERS THEM HIS HOME.
J Kennedy Tod Places Home at
Disposal of llospHal Workers.
Stamford, Conn.. March 15.— Kennedy Tod.
the N.'\v-York banker who. with Mrs. Tod, has
been living: in two rudo little cabins on his great
estate at Sound Beach. Conn., since January 1,
in the hope that outdoor life will benefit Mrs.
Tods health, has placed at the disposal of the
nuista of the Presbyterian Hosottal, New-York.
the handsome cottage. Innis Arden, which he
built a few swan ago for Mr*. H. Cranston Pot
ter, his irtfe'fl sister-in-law. Mrs. To<l is a ni«ce
of Bishop Potter, pv.<l H. Cranston Potter wns
her brother. He m ■ drowned in California sev
eral ireara agi. His wife and children lived in
Innis irden '•■•tt;»Kc until last fall.
The nurses are to take possession of it May 1,
and it will be at their disposal until December
L They will l>e in charge of Miss Anna C.
Maxwell, superintendent of the training school
fo>- nurses connet with the hospit;>.L There
are fourteen large rooms in the cottage and
every convenient c. it is built on th^ Tod estate.
on the water's edge of the Sound.
Mr. Tod's uncle is president of the Prepj.y
terian Hospital corporation, and the banker Is a
penerous giver to th^ Institution.
"In the heated term thi nurses will need some
tliitiK like this." said Mr. Tod t->-d;iy. "Their
work is Important and it i.« hard. They will
begin to droop like Bowers that lack proper
nourishment when summer comes. Here they
may bathe and boat and entertain their friends
and roam about as they please, It will make
them happy and stnd them back to New- York
Freeh and vigorous."
CALLS DEAD MAN CAPTOR.
Bankers Son Believes He Recog
nize* Kidnapper— New Clew.
Detective Cavane, one of Detective S"rpeanf
PetraataTs men, accompanied by Antonio Baz
zuffl. the son of the Italian banker, who was
kidnapped on March 4. and Arthur Salomon!, a
clerk in Bazxuffl's bank, visited Mullins's morgue
in Newark last night and viewed the body of
tin Italian ,\h<> was found murdered on Tues
day in the Morris CanaL Young; Bnzzufli said
that, while ht- was reasonably sure that the dead
man was the .sime person wno for threo days
kept him captive with the two other men who
were arreFt'-d, be would not swear that it was.
Halomoni. however, said that be was positive
that Jji** dead man was the fame person Hho
threa days before the date of the kidnapping
entered the bank several times and acted fus
pi<-iouHly. H" declared that be had had a good
look at the man at the bank, and could not be
mistaken in his Identification.
While the New-Yorkers were at the Morgue
John Bazxufli, the boy's father, called up Police
Headquarters in Newark and told Detective
Cavane that a man had Just com© to the bank
and informed him that there was a man answer
ing the descrition of the murdered man re
ported missing from some house in GOth street,
Manhattan. Cavane would not say what the
address was. but remembering that on one of
the pawntickets found on the dead Italian there
was written (KKh street. supposedly tho address
of the victim, he left Newark immediately for
York, Mjrtng that he had received the best
bit of Information so far and would probably
make an arrest in the case within twenty-four
hours. Cavane was satisfied, so he told the
Newark authorities, that the victim was none
other than the third man who eluded the de
tectives when they went to muke the arrests in
the kidnapping case.
EQUITABLE PAYS EDWARDS POLICY.
Counsel for Family Says It Upholds His Idea
That Suicide Theory Is Absurd.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune.]
New-Haven, Conn.. March ir».— The Equitable
Life Assurance Society, after a thorough investi
gation into the circumstances of the death of
Charles A. Edwards, at the Bfller homo two
months ago, has paid the policy which it held
on his life. It was for a face value of $10,000,
but was worth only $4,000 if death occurred
within a year of its issuajice. It had been run
ning eight months when Mr. Edwards died, and
was one of two out of tho five life policies that
contained a suicide clause. The second was ono
for bo small an amount and had been running bo
long that the company would not have thought
of contesting it anyway.
W. H. L. Edwards, counsel for the Edwards
family, bellsjves ttoe decision of t ii«- Equitable
company iToes far toward upholding his idea
that th' «\i!' i<i'- theory is absurd. A $fi,ooo acci
dent policy which Mr. Edwards held is still un
RAFFLES 'FADS AND FANCIES."
Nothing to Do with "Mr. Baffles," Though
Book Brings $2,500.
A ospf of "Fads and Fancies" brought $2.(>OQ
in a raffle at the bazaar for the benefit of the
Ntw-York Foundling Asylum at Delmonlco's
y^ut.-rday afternoon. Mrs. Frederic Nteison.
mother of Mm. Reginald c. VandernUt, hit on
the id-* and the guests thought it the most
popular "fad" originated for charity
v, foro the afternoon wn« w*rll on the way the
rhances netted |2.0U0 and at the close brought
NOTHING QUITE EQUALS IT.
Th« Tw.nti.tli Century UmiUd. IS-hour train
teUreanNew York or.v Chtoe«e by the New York
ct^tnlUnZ. Lesvei New York .30 p , m. arrive
Chicago B.SO ne^t morning-a Qlfbt s rlde.~Advt.
KEW-YOBK. FRIDAY. MARCH 16. 1906. -FOURTEEN PAGE&-,,nflfiSMsW
GILSET ESTATE TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER.
PROCTOR'S FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE FIRST OF BIG
PROPERTY TO BE SOLD— VALUED AT $2,000,000.
The vast real estate holdings of the estate of
Peter Gllsey are to be sold at auction in the
near future. Procter's Fifth Avenue Theati*
Building at the northwest corner of 2Sth street
and Broadway will be the first parcel of the
estate to bo placed under the auctioneer's hamm
er. It will be sold by Bryan L. Kennelly, the
auctioneer and real estate broker, at 12 o'clock
noon on Wednesday, April 11, at the Exchange
Salesrooms, Nos. 14 and Hi Vessey street, by
order of Henry and J"hn Oilsey, executors of
Several real estate experts value the prop
erty at about $2,000,000. In the theatre build
ing are stores and offices. The building occu
pies a plot fronting 105.9 feet in Broadway and
189 feet in 28th street The length of the north
line of the plot is 151.2 feet and the west line
86.Q feet. The plot comprises about 17,00(1
In speaking about the coming- sale of the
property yesterday Mr. Kennelly saicJ:
"The executors of the estate desire to settle
up the affairs of tho estile. The other realty
holdings of the estate will l>e offered to the
highest bidder, I am told, in the near future.
The lease of the property held by F. F. Proctor
is not for a long term, and whoever buys the
property would be able in a s>hort time to raze
ths building and erect on the site a tall offic°
a.nS store structure.
"The west end of tha plot will be within a few
feet of th» L'Sth street station of the Sixth ave
nue spur of the old Morton street tunnel."
YERKES ESTATE TIED UP
Former Widow and Young Husband
Barred from Drati-ing Money.
[Pv Tel'-nroph to Th^ Tribun*.]
Chi. ng-o, March 15.— When th^ will o? Charles
T. Yerkes was prdved and s/UnitteJ to probate
to-day In tho.Cook County Probate Court, Will
iam Mizner, -who recently married the widow,
was < ut off from having the handltng of any .of
the funds of the estate. The same luir applies
to Mrs. Ferkes-Mizner.
Judgro Cutting issued an order deciding that
all stocks, bonds and rush moneys of the estate
be deposited with the Central Trust Company of
Illinois. The court further directed that none
of the said stocks, bonds, securities or cash
moneys shall be withdrawn therefrom, except
by order of th<: Probate Court, or upon vouch
ers approved by the Central Trust Company.
The order will act as an effectual block upon
any efforts of Mrs. Mizner or her young hus
band to draw any money from the estate with
out the sanction of the court and executor.
Clarence Knight, attorney for the estate, an
nounced in court that Mrs. Mizner had declined
to act as executrix. Louis K. Owsky was ap
pointed sole executor, furnishing: an individual
bond for $o,<k>o,ooo.
The court order, it i 9 eaid, will have the effect
of compelling Mrs. Mizner to get what she may
require in the way of money from Mr. Owsley,
the executor, and the court.
MME. SEMBRICH'S HUSBAND HUHT.
Hurled Into Auto Window in Accident —
Face Badly Cut.
Professor Guillaume Stengel, the husband of Mme.
Bembrich, the opera singt-r, sustained painful in
juries and a severe nervous shock in an automo
bile accident as li>- was leaving the pier of the
2 lumlturg- American L»lne. In Hoboken, on Wednes
day night. Professor Stengel and Mme. Sembrich
ana 6tayinK at tha Savoy, and Professor Stengel
had accompanied Herr Dippel and Mme. Dippel to
the D«utschland, on which Mme. Dippel was going
Just a* the automobile was coming 1 out of tha
gate leaving the pier the under portion of the ma
chine hit a stone. The' impact threw the chauffeur
from the box, dislodged the battery and threw it
into the street. Professor Stengel was thrown vio
lently against the front window of the brougham,
his head going through the shattered glass. He
was protected somewhat by his hat, but was cut
about the face and beck of his ear.
The Injuries were dressed by ths Deutschland'a
doctor, and early yesterday morning- Professor
St«ngel was removed to his apartments. Dr. R. a.
Wiener, of No. 4S Bast 65th Street, who is in charge
of the cat><\ said last nlgbt that Professor Stengel's
injurlt.-s are not of a serious nature, and that un
less som« unexpected complications result he will
be able to leave his bed within a week.
NEGRO RIOTER SHOOTS MARSHAL.
Folkstone, Ga., March 16.— Tom Robinson,
marshal of Winokur, fifteen miles north of this
place, was shot and instantly killed there last
night by negroes, one >f" whom also was killed.
Some negroes were shooting in the streets, and
Robinson started to arrest them. They con
cealed themselves near the road, and one of
them, who opened fire, was shot by tho marshal
and instantly killed. Then another negTo fired,
the shot penetrating the marshal breast near
the heart and killing him instaniiy. Lucius
Crawford was placed In Jail here to-day, charged
with t!i« killing HobiriMon leaves a wife and
PAYS $36,000 FOR BACK TAXE3.
fßv Tsisf 1 to Thn TYlbunf.l
Indianapolis. March 15— Aftf>r an invpstigation
which extended ever fifteen months and was con
ducted in many states, to determine what money
Captain \Vilii:mi E. Hayward had Ins nil on mort
gages, a settlement for back taxes wus effected
with him to-day, and he paid Into the county treas
ury tbs sum of $36,000. Hayward is believed to be
worth nearly $1,000,000, and the aas^ssing officers
becamn convinced, mere than a year nco, that h«
was not listing all ths personal property he owned,
and carried the Investigation into many states.
The Princess Theatre, just north of Proctor'a
Fmh Avenue Theatre, is also on a plot owned by
the Gilsey estate.
Pet.^r Gilsey erected on the site of the present
Fifth Avenue Theatre a building which was
opened October KJ. 1!S68, a s Apollo Hall, and
wus variously known as Nevvcomb's Hall and
the St. James's Theatre and used for concert
and minstrel performances. In 1873 the late Au
gu*tln Daly became manager of that theatre
and named the new house the Fifth Avenue.
On January 2, 1891, the theatre was destroyed
by fire. At the time of the fire the attraction
was Fanny Davenport's production of Sardou's
"Cleopatra. " In 1892, the theatre was rebuilt,
and since then it has been enlarged and exten
Peter Gilney was one of the many oidtime
merchants of this city who made large sum? of
jrioney from real estate ventures. He was born
at Hofro. Province of Jutland. Denmark, in 1811,
and died in this city on August 8, 187.". He
came to this city in 1827. friendless and almost
ptnniless. He secured employment in a piano
factory, and he saved each week some jiart of
his wages until he was able to engage in busi
ness himself. His first business venture was th*
purchase of th<* stock of a retnil tobacco mer
chant. With this stock h<> opened a small store
In the Bowery, H« biter moved to Cortlandt
street and Broadway. He next invested his
money In real estate. His realty holdings at the
time of his death Included the iJilsey House,
th-^ Colemai) House, the Fifth Avenue Theatre
and an office ouilding at Cort^andt street and
Bi oadwaj .
NO FLINGS AT SENATORS
Republican County Committee
Tables Allen's Resolution.
James A. Allen, formerly Assemblyman from
the 9th District, at the meeting of the Repub
lican County Committee last right at the Mur
ray Hill Lyceum introduced a resolution crit
icising Senators Platt and Depew and calling
on them to resign. His resolution, by a vote
of 200 to 2, was laid on the table as soon as
r:-ad, Mri Allen and a personal friend being the
only ones to put themselves on record In favor
of the resolution.
The Allen resolution came like a bomb hurled,
from the other side of the block, and after a
muffled gTOwl of anger from the assembled dele
gates it was taken as a joke. Allen in Introduc
ing it. in sepulchral tones said that he was ill
and therefore would not make a speech. Then
hp started in like a runaway automobile, but
was halted on a point of order.
"He's ill to-night." said ex-President Halpin,
Ironically. "I wonder what he'd do to us if ho
felt real well."
After L. K. Quigg had ineffectually tried to
have the resolution squelched before reading,
on President Paraons's ruling it was read. It
declared that recent disclosures respecting the
private and political life of the Senators had
established by sworn testimony what had been
the genev-J conviction that they were morally
and politicaJy unworthy of membership in the
Senate of the T'ni.ed States, and so they should
resign or be expel'ed.
Aside from the Allen "bomb." the, meeting
was neat'y featureless. The sub-committee re
ported in favor of the Joveshof delegates in the
13th District. William. Halpin, In a minority
report, held that Michael H Blake was entitled
to the leadership of the district. Mr. Halpin
withdrew the Blake contest, and the report of
the committee was adopted without opposition.
Charles K. Lexow, reporting for the executive
committee, said that direct primary nominations
would work disastrously to Republicans in heavy
I>emocratic districts, enabling the Tamiiany
leaders to nominate Republican candidates. He
suggested that the Idea of direct nominations
is all right, but that more time was needed to
work out a safe law.
William H. Wadhams, for the sub-committee
on direct nominations, made a formal report.
James A. Allen moved that Mr. Wadhams's re
port be adopted, but the motion wa3 lost, while
the Lexow report was approved. This defers
action on direct nominations until next year.
Abraham Gruber made a pointed speech ad-
Tocatlng direct nominations.
"The Republican organization in this city is
long on organization and short on issues," said
A motion was carried approving the corrupt
practices bill now before the Legislature.
MR. DEPEW SAID TO BE BETTER.
Senator P*"pew. it rr.riy be asserted on the author
ity of a man who talked with him yesterday, is de
riving the expected benefit from liis temporary
absence from Washington. He is better, it is Bain,
than he has been for months, and if he acted <>n
his own Inclination would return at once to the
capital. He hits, however, be*>n ordered by his
physician to recuperate his strength thoroughly
before returning to his seat In the Senate.
STUDENT BADLY HURT WRESTLING.
tßy Tel««raph to The Tribun*. 1
Philadelphia, March 15.— Alexander Kemp, of this
city, h senior at the University of Pennsylvania,
Bufte-rt-d a serious and perhaps fataJ accident this
afternoon while engaged in wr^tllng on the floor
of the gymnasium. Kemp was ambitious to .gain
ii place In a special Intercollegiate clasa and com
pete next week, and was wrestling with a fellow
etudent much heavier than himself. The latter s.
curt-ii a "crotch" hold, and Kemp, being thrown,
landed on the floor with his head unaer hi.-> h.>.i>
He is paralyzed from the neck to the bnsn of his
spine, and the doctors say it is tit her a. blood clot,
a fractured skull or a broken nr<k.
Kemp was manaasr of last year's Is ri roses team
and waa very popular with the stttdenU.
HAMILTON REPLIES FIERCELY.
Savagely Attacks Accusers to Their Faces Before
CALLS N. Y. LIFE TRUSTEES "CURS."
Says "Yellow Dog" Is Courageous and Loyal Beast by Comparison — Others
Speak For and Against Bills.
[By TaJegraph to The Tribune.!
Albany. March lo.— Defiant to a point where
he even found words of praise for the yellow
dog. accusing under a blanket indictment all
the trustees of the New-York Life Insurance
Company, Androw Hamilton, the former leg
islative agent, through whose hands over a
million of insurance money passed, to-day at
last broke from the cover of silence which baa
enveloped him since the insurance inquiry
began. Utterly unexpectedly Hamilton i ame
before the Armstrong committee late this after
noon and for twenty minutes defended, defied
and arraigned in a speech filled with bitter sar
<*asui and fierce invective.
It seemed a tremendous effort of a man
pressed to the last ditch to throw from his
shoulders the load placed there by others, which
lucluded practically every sin in the insurance
category. He did not tell what he had done
with the Insurance money, he gave no list of
legislators who took the money, although he ad
mitted frankly that it had been taken, nor was
his speech in any sense an accounting. He de
clared that the blame was not bis, and he did
not hesitate to place it where he thought it be
longed — on the trustees of the New- York Life,
every one of whom, he asserted moat posl'.tvel7,
knew of his acts, their object and the expense
of them. The only one of bis recent associates
who was spared in the slightest was John A.
McCall. to whose death there were several refer
"Judge" Hamilton declared that he was there
to speak in favor of just one of the reform
measures of. the Armstrong Committee, that
which provides a clean sweep of trustees next
November. The Insurance Committee and au
dience had just listened for an hour and a half
to friends and officials of the company pleading
against this legislation. They had found many
words of praise for the trustees now iv office,
and advanced ninny arguments jn favor of their
retention. Then came Hamilton with defiance
in every move. Like a splash of cold water on
the feeling of warmth which the other ■sjeakan
bad thrown about the trustees eassfl his.
It is your duty to report in favor of the meas
ure that will remove the trustees of th» New-
York Life Insurance Company upon November
21 n°xt, arbitrarily
THE EXCITEMENT INTENSE
There have been stHj»ati'>nal moments in the
long hearing on insurance, but nothing ap
proKching thi*. Iv the circle aetOffO him were
a number of high officials of the company he
aoeojossl He was addressing a committee whose
pleadings for testimony during the hearing he
bad ignored. Back of him were the representa
tives of a press which has long echoed the pu'o
lic belief caused by life insurance officials that
he was the man responsible for many of the
most grievous erros ot life insurance. lie had
absolute attention from his first word. The in
surance officials Rot knowing what was coming,
but from the look of the man fearing the worsr,
gathered themselves together in their Mata.
The spectators leaned forward as do aasjajoon
at the time of an exciting climax, and their
number was added to with a rush as the nmvs
spread through the Capitol that HasaOton was
speaking. Tho other developments o' laa hear
ing were forgotten, for the time ut»-r!y blotted
Hamilton spoke in a voice which reached the
furthest corner of the chamber, and there way
a gesture to drive home each aaeeoaalva attack.
He took on himself the title of "yellow
which has been coupled with his name for
months, and declared that he was a "cot:ragtH>us
and loyal beast." eomiiared to the "< tirs" wao
bad tried to pat the blame on him. This was
followed by an even more daring defence of his
profession of manipulating legislation, in whiih
he pleaded that be was acting in accordance
with the "higher law." gowning vast institu
tions. He did not, however, attempt to prove
ATTACKED OFFICIALS WILL NOT BEPLT.
NO ANSWER TO HAMILTON, SAYS NEIV-YORK LIFE'S
COUNSEL— "JUDGE'S" SPEECH IN FULL.
TBy Telegraph to The Tribune J
Albany, March 15. — John C. McCall, with the
other New-York Life officials, sat utterly
amazed at the broadcast attack made by Ham
ilton here to-day, wincing a little at each shaft,
but too astonished to make any reply to tha
charges. He had opposed Hamilton's appearing.
"I am an officer of th© New- York Life," said
Mr. McCall in answer to inquiries. "V
see that I can say nothing to this. There really
is nothinsr for me to say. I can't Jls<- ;
James H. Mclntosh, the general counsel, w'r.o
sat with Vice- Presidents Uuckncr and Klngsley
and Rufus "W. Weeks, the company's actuary,
was seen after Hamilton left the chamber. He
"Xo official of the -York Life will have
anything to say to Mr. Hamilton now or ut any
other time. \W- will not answer him. You may
put It as strongly as you like."
Mr. Hamilton's speech in full Collowsj;
' Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the commit
tee: I wish to thank >\>u for permitting me. to
appear at this opportune moment, following my
former associate of tho New-York Life, and 1
wish to state that my remarks here will be- con
fined entirely to the New-York I.ii'o Insurance
Company, and the gentlemen who manngn it.
For the other companies 1 bture a high and loyal
respect, because, so far as. I haw seen, I have
not y.'t found among them ours and trull- I
address you upon one bill solely, and 1 addresa
you in advocacy of that bill, which I have not
read, but the purport of which appears in the
papers— that it la your duty to report in favor
of thw measure that will remove the trustees of
the New-York Life Insurance Company upon
November '-'I next, arbitrarily.
I look around the circle, and I see here many
memfcon of that board of trustees. 1 sm among
them men who have sut au>l listened to tha
BtOllea of my victories in their behalf, and ap
plauded, and I wonder whether it was like tho
line in Uuldsmith— that it was "counts!
glee." or whether the attitude that th**y have
since taken has b?en one of roontarMted hon
1 hnve no prepared speech -no set speech, no
typewritten not"s to X" by, but at my hinrh%nn
to-day, when I considered the hearing that was
on. I said. "Well, there is a duty to be per
formed here, and 1 have been MCased m per
forming my duty, but 1 will come up to the
front now on a certain line." And here I am.
One of the features that has been an impor
tant .-vent in the investigations of your commit
tee, Mr. Chairman, has be SB the e^Matton of my
transactions and of niy \oiuh« .m<l wh. >oti
have heard all the sweet protestations of inno
cence that have come along, and how the only
one \va.s the dead man -\uil-d. that they drove
PRICE THREE CENTS.
th.it wrong had not been done, hut said tbit
tht* blame was not his but those whose biddings
he did. Th^n came bis part'nsc shot :
I say that the great interest of two billion dol
lars of life insurance and four hundred million
dollars of assets can never b« safely intrust'sd
to the "hands and administration of a lot of curs.
FOLLOWED PLEAS FOR TRPSTEE3.
"Judge" Hamilton returned from Xew-Yorfc on
Wednesday ni<:bt and found a communication
from the Fowler committee, savins that they
would be clad to receive any statement that he
might wish to make, and that until they heard,
from him the suits for which they had engaged
special counsel would be held ia abeyance. Hrs
conferred on Wednesday evening with several
friends, but. «s he scid at the hearing. it waa
not until he was at luncheon that he decided
to speak to-day.
R. Burnharn 'loffat, ror>res»ntlnsj poltryhoM
ers of the Now- Life who belleva la tfca
present management, made a. lons aiidro»3.
pleading for the cffleial life of the trustees. He
was followeii by Jam«rs Henry Melntosh, Alef
coun^pl for the company, who p'eaae<i eren
more eloquently for the continuance «f at least
a majority of the present board, pictured dl3aa
ter and loss to the policyholders if there should
be such a sweeping change as the reform law
contemplates, au«l assailed th«» interests who are
spending large sums gathering proxies.
Then Hamilton strode down the centre aisle
nnd took a stand Immediately In front of Sen
ator Armstrong. He Is a man of average height,
of almost trim figure for one of tiity years.
His close cropped hair 13 siigariy gray, anl
a small reddish mustache conceals his upper
lip. He wore a aalt and pepper suit of fash
ionable cut Tb^re was no sign of hi.-s r»»eent
Illness. His clear, gray eyes ware blazius; with
excitement. In almost t!ie nrst sentence he dls
clnsM the trend of his statement, and in aaother
minute he had calisd bis former assoclatt-s "curs
and traitor*," and demanded that they fee swept
out of otti
His lip curled as he spoke of th<» "sweet prot
esrations of innocence" which had com-? from
his former asso^ates and how they had tried to
put all the blame on a man they hnd killed an I
on the yellow dog; There m ju*t a trace of
sadaeas at this reference to Hi old Mend M (> -
Call, but he took the "yellow dot;" psfllfleßj as
though he enjoyed It.
He laughed over the tdea that the trustees
did not know what was going on, and then cam,;
a bitter att.T-k on an unnamed official of the
New York Li!>. Hamilton cnlle<l him the Poo'.l
sniff of three administrations, wbr> sitsj fo
be the Tal!^yr:uid of the present one. tl*> re
ferred to his connection with ex-Presidenl Beers
and wante<l to know dlHie h" h.i 1 any vijibz
to sit In judjruieut ssj him or tnlk s^ent •■ycllo.v
does." Hi Nti th»» auditing commif to hits,
makiusc particular joint of the tA>r that X was
a roratinc ceamslUee, and rhat uiat tfcaOj all
of the trustees were involre*!.
His (fdtal of the way the officials would
sernl for him when there wn>< fronMe was dra
niati>- and hrouarht out <«ev»-nil laughs. He j»ict
ured them sttttesj back in th^-ir offices. their
panic over the letter of bbsjm ssjaeral asrent
telling of coming legislation, tbt-ir sending for
him and thfir applause of his success.
Then came en emssins defeuce of bssssnuwe
methods of lntltiencing legislation, on the theory
of a "hii;hpr law." which, hf* said, the insiiraace
companies commanded because of their great
There was not a sinil<> qnestion. though er^ry
prorioos syeaket at oto hearing bad been cross
exaaiiuetJ. The "probe" of the Armstrong com
mittoe was not in commissfen. and the man
they moved awes and earth to get on the
witness stand left the eaaasßSf when he had
had his say. He has declined the committee's
offpr to examine him, and -xUI not appear again
before that body.
into his grave and deserted— and the "ye!lo\r
dog," that made an appeal to me to come ilo-.vrt
here and say something for htm and hist a worv.
for myself, not that we are fi«— l?m any de
fence or making any apologies or a<kin£j ar.y
immunity, but because what I say hi said in
support of this measure which you gor.t'.emen
"OFFICERS KNEW ALL."
Why, when they say they didnt know uha:
was going on it excites .y laughti and de
rision. The Pecksniff of thref administrations,
v ho thir.ka tiiat he is the TtUieyrur.d of the pres
em one, the contldant of tho r.etrs scandal and
author of the Eeers penstoQi rotates through one
administration and rotates through another, and
as I say this, that h< is going to be like- Taiky
rand, a:i todtSßensaMs member of another ad
ministraUoi and do y->u think thai th- man
who held the same relation to Mr. Beers that I
dil to Mr. McCall througl hi.s administration
could sit for th-- thirteen yean since an i i. I
kp.'>\v what end how th»- sxpcadttuzes th.it w ■•: •
made were to be and WCTC disbursed? Remark.
th.tt I say that when I disbursed my expen
ditures money iv>t a dollar w^.s disbursed ir>. a
waj tii it could bo rriti'ist d. and yet h;» an I
such like him sit. not jud>; me as peers, but
judging me as conquerors, taliii::^ about ••yel
Now. of course, in every admin istration o?
great public concern there are many things t v
be done which, in the hurrhd line of ilu:
In tii.- destn for Ttetoty, cannot always he <!e
I. '.>•■■!. But there never was a line or a thi: ?s
that was done in the Ksw-Toxh LLV in my ad
ministration of my depurtraent >,ut the execu
tive officers, one. ;uul all, were conscious ot
what the purpose was. of what the object was
and of what thi- eiaeusi was. I say thla BOw,
and -en I look arounl I see their faces bef-.ro
me, and I challenge contradiction.
Now. let us .bsun; for a moment the criti
cism that has been made in regard to the pa\ -
ments that ha\e been n: id* t.> me anefl ebj
single voucher Now, remember i did liOt KO
in therv and own this rotnpaiiy. I went in then
as ■ humble Utl lawyer, a country lawyer.
s.(i I got in there because I bear Mr. Perksr.iff
kfl his B<-er>» pension, and I beat hin^ with all
the legion of treat names that he had arc.: d
Mm, and 1 beat hi::> Btßde handed and a!o:v.
And When I won my vtetOlX then, they said:
'"Well, we will give you v chance h>-rcj," ar. i
then I started In to perform n:y duties.
Now. when tho nrst month came and n;y
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