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that US2 about five years ago, not to
mention other similar facts.
The Mayor goes on to direct the Com
missioner to "make a full apology" to
the Jordan L. Mott Iron Works for hav
§P C served such notice on it in regard
to its Fror*Tty. No. 231 Kasi 137 th at.
He «!so asks that similar action be
taken in regard to the owners of other
mmmtliu specified by him— some twenty
in Manhattan and The Bronx «nd three
or four in Brooklyn.
The letter then goes on to say:
I reaTet that you should have given
mill to such a list and served accus
ing notices on the owners under It for
you know how great my wi«=h has been,
and I*. that the police proceed in a regu
lar persistent and strict course to min
imize vice la this city, and in conjunc
tion mith the District Attorney, inatoaC
of with noise .and « n f»"°n and scan
dalov.s accusation* arainst the city a* a
IS «f vie*, whereas it has no more
th-n it« share, to Hty the won; t. com
pared with other cities and loca.lties.
Deplores Injury to City.
Th« injury done to th* «ity ' " the
rrrinriical . nation of such mmm-
Su.r.a!i«:n is v-rr rr^t. and it must be
*?l ' " «** P * l *™ I>Tartmcnt >
££Vi tv in FtJhject to »>uch treatment
hv us omrtafe or ar.y of «• rttto« and
no one f^r yet rot r di%ldrnd out of
iWmptlnff to vandalize or befoul this
Th* nrf «t prrimis dlffcrwic* of opinjon
tatwea ■h + Mayor and President
Jl!«rhel t»-a» in rrjrard to future subway
r lan» Th* Mayor P^mn-.rd to think that
the m joiicv for th< * clty as to try
t« -t th? lnt«rb«n>ugh to rxtend its
U-t* Rgßhat than t« establish new
rn^te* In this Prudent Mitch-I did
act acre» with him.
T\-hat _. ii* the *nw*r of th«» Mayor.
twwvrer. we.« th* .rtion taken by l"r#*i
dmt Mltchel when a» artir.K ■*•»•* h *
r»fl Inodgttfd Mrp ronditions at Coney
faiMKl and in Manhattan, published
j.r.rre of tne resuit* and (Bsta score m so
cf tndfctmer.tsi ai« a rerun of the reports.
police «v.mmispioner Baker did not
vr ,rk in harmony with ifce artins Mayor.
and late one aftem^n Mr. Mltchel
it&rtKl for ?t. Jarnen with a >ftt»*r from
the «~nrr:™isfl«virr which he considered
Insobordlnmte It was the inrlination of
the »<-t:ng Mayor to dtMn?*? the rom
mlsstoner. as he had the full charter
ir.uer to do. but he did not want to dis
turb any of Mayor CSaynofa apr<Mnter s
without f.rM f-nnvulting him.
Mayor <»aynnr afkei V.r. Mitchel not
to l*V r «ny ft-tlm. but to wait until his
return. In a few days When the Mayor
en hi* mum showed no disposition to
:»inov» « "omrntE?ion«T Baker Mr. M!t<hel
tna<s« puMic a repnrt he had made to the
M«r«v «n t»u» »Ice situation and the re
lßT»n"s «f the poUoe to 't. including the
letter fr«m the mfaatasMr to the act
pro-, the flr?t the Mayor 1 M had it
fl»e4 m m*nd that the action of
rrejtdent >Hirhcl «a* due to the eolici
taticn* «* a N»w York ne^pparter In an
attempt t*» dii^rrdit the Mayor. For
that *"»••*•* tie o>tera*Ane4 la tak« no
arttnn m •.. evidence eafsaatai at the
lnntjinr* of the uetinjr Mayor, ii is sad
m*r»<'.r- af Mr. Mitrhel say th»t the
»ViSn4r 4 of the Mayor «re far from the
truth. They nay 'hat vie* condition*
•whj«-h had beeri crowing steadily worse
rln«^> the flr*t of the year, went l^yoni
«!1 t»ntjnflj« net*- t:»e Maror •"■>« shot.
•^v, wor^ «a« pn««^ • "• s^v.
that the "yunitw '■•«• assass the act
tng *M» w. lmuM rot <1n anything radt
cat -wim* the Vnyor van W. Th! " ri
fln«Tly am* *n » that Mr. -.h- I
decided lha In Justic-o to lilmnelf he
hay*» to T.nfce so^ie action l« put
th» M MX «nd he flld.
Tho«e -nho learned last nipht «-f the
break Nettwen the M^yor and Pre«=irt<>nt
Mi?rh#.) e\i>T( vwd regret. SH\lrp 1t would
CadooMHSly catu* friction In the Hoar*
cf nstimate to fl»trlmertt nf th«» rlty*»
b'mto<n In ««r.y line-up 1n th« board
I'rtridrnt M*t-hel. it Is believed, rtmld
amsl <>n the Kxppott of Controller Pten
«s'r?rasi rr.-Pi.ient M. Aneny. be
tn'Ti them controtllac Ju"t h-Uf the
MAYOR OFEK TO SUGGESTIONS
IJp.arly Ail Good Measures Originate
Outside, He Write? City Club.
;n « letter t» o:i*rtr« 11. an • -.-. r>r<»«i
<;^n» o( th« City CloJfc Mayor Gamor le
clares th«l rrarly all C" !< 1 - aaaaras in
«-ltv r^veirm'-TH ««icir!»iTe nn the <v:tsifle,
«"<1 <<w h* alv»\> be clad to receive
*utr«-j;tl'>n! e *r"rn the rlv.t. or any of Its
nrrr >-•» r • .
The letter, whirh «•> In rejly to oni
OMCSStolattag thr» Mayor on Ms recovery
laid J:i* trturn to work. fon©»f:
t ««i Jetter of i Ttn*rr * extending •« me
tht « aru;raii:!*ii<>n» of the nirml*ishir> of
tfte <v» «-<; i;, >v vrry jrra'ifytr.R lnrfrfvl.
and I rt:a!l tv* jrlad to tiave you cxpreM
Civ th*nk» 'n tiieai.
T?:«- 2<mvl th;U th*y J;j»\«» «i«>tie tn the ;>a«t
:n »ork.-!ir to »,f!ji thr <-i?y i>..win'n»rit to
«< ■ uiuj'U.-'. i»\>:iii» huji ifti «i of great value.
«n<l I imT-e it will ♦•<• cftnttnuod. a* 1 s'mll
b;v. ..-. • *.w nvi»t clad to rw(iv» tuesprtlnns
trtr\n la* r!u.i »r ixy.y nf it* member* in r* I
t-i-c-ct of tW- covrrnnjrnt «if tl;*- «ity. Nearly
•'1 c»>*>^ m»»M:n> In ir«« rrnm»nt "oriatnate
—^ £ "Wedding Gift
m/S~4m /S~4 ~" Jm^ \f • •^-** Selections
Sf •^^^ X W^-g^^€^^V -Vcifr Myttijy Me,
S The Oriental Store. vaktixe-s."
! ORIENTAL RUGS v^e^-^i
r^'^ BRINGS on the line of the following are only representa
, tive of hundreds of others to be found in the Vantine stock
— the largest, most carefully selected, best value collection of
Oriental weaves ever presented in America.
i| : —
Antique Beluchistan and Shirvan Rugs i -2 en
Average* rir». ".« x .1 * ft. C | J. J\J
<<;<>'; v*lu* at j""'
Antique Persian Hall Strips i ' r\f\
t^iie,. fn-m :to ♦ ft. In *-J<lth, 11 4» II ft. j n length. Z J.vJU
«K'»in*»-rl> j'iii-fil »t <5/*' j
' Kermansha. Sarouk and Bokhara Rugs 01 rA
j J Antique Afghan and Cashmere Rugs An r\n *•
*x*t fmrn * to 7 ff. wH. . f to lft ft. long. tU.UU
(Good vaii.«: at <w.</k t
Peitian. Turkish and India Rugs , r\f\ r\r\
fi\xr* » « 12. 1«» x IS. II it I«, nil 12 * :i ft. I UU.UU
« Penally *..!<! at !!**>)
RrnarlwAV" IJctwccn ISth and 19th Streets, N. Y.
I»l«muv\n\. AI»oj Philadelphia and Bo«t«n.
TWO DUVEENS IN TOILS
< ofUnii*rt from flrgt^paee.
and for the searching of their premises
and taktz»£ possession, of such papers
and documents as might be; pertinent to
the case, as well as the seizure of goods
found t» have been undervalued on en
Had Looked Over tbe Store.
The usual well dressed crowd was in
the avenue about 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon when Ax-ting Deputy Surveyor
Norwood and* the other officers entered
the store at No. 802 Fifth avenue, and
immediately made their way to the rear
of the premises. An agent of the De
partment of Justice had been sent by
United States Attorney Wise earlier in
the day to acquaint himself with the
Ftore and note the office where the books
were kept, and thus the raWers knew
Just where to go to find what they
The arrival nt the seven officers caused
consternation in the place. Only yester
day morning two boxes of jewels, said
to be worth $100,000. were put in the
front window, and attracted ndmh-ing
groups throughout the day. The em
ployes had been speculating among
themselves upon what would happen
should some one throw a stone through
the window, or should crooks raid the
place to carry off the treasures In the
window. When th« seven men entered
th- store in a body and started for the
office at the rear, the clerks scampered,
for they thought their dream "had coma
Henjamin Duveen proved himself the
coolrst of the let. ami in a striking Eng
lish accent he called on the staff to calm
down, and not be excited. He expressed
his willingness to go along quietly, ad
ding that he did not know what It was
all about, but so Ions; as the men who
called on him were officers of the law
he vas ready to comply with their
It was jurt 5 o'clock when Marshal
Henkel marched Into the office of Com
missioner Shields and announced "This
gentleman is under arrest." and handed
over the complaint and warrant.
"You are Mr Duveen— Benjamin Du
v*enr - asked th« Commissioner.
"Tea; why. yea,*" replied the prisoner.
"You are charged in this dr>cument" —
btgan th*> Commissioner; when Duveen
broke In with. -Oh. yes; I know, that is
Duveen Professes Ignorance.
After a cnupl* more, interruptions the
Commissioner read the charge, and Du
v*-en remarked. "I don't know anything
"Have you counsel?" was the next
"Why. no; not her* — not yet." replied
th*» prisoner. In a voice which he strove
manfully to keep from betraying excite
When the «~ i ommissioner informed him
a* tr» hi.« rights to examination and bail,
Mr Duveen «a« very grateful. "Very
murh obliced ••. you. indeed. Thanks
■fully." he said.
Ry this time William T. Wemple. As
sistant Untied States Attorney, who had
made the complaint in the case, came in
and *»»■' that the government would 'In
sist o n bail r.f Jino.nnn.
"Ball? Why. certainly. I will ret bail."
mM Dnveen. Hut it is late to get it
t o- right."
He said his lawyer was Walter Stem,
Jcf CorbKt a Stern. Xo. 60 Wall street,
and he expressed his willingness to tap.
j ply ball, but did n<>t appear to realize
I that he must remain in custody unless
: h* puprll**d a bond last night.
United States Attorney Wise came in
i with Assistant Solicitor Barnes, of the
M'ustoms Department, and Mr. Wii»p said
■that the Koyprnmcnt asked for JlOft.ooo
bail because th^re had bosa a systematic
! p*r!*s of frauds covering' ■ period of
| many years, and that the total of which
; the government had been deprived would
amount to more than SI.OOO.Onn.
| After consulting with Mr. Wise, how
jever. Commissioner Shields announced
: that for the present he would accept bail
I for fMVf>«f'. and this could be raised or
jlrwered to-day or later, as might be de
j frminfd vr n ri application.
Duveen was still under the impression
; th*t he could go as soon as the formali
! ties were over and I)** had been told
J that I « must appear for examination on
| Monday. *>ctober 17.
1 "I ass BBM lam very much obliged to
j i..ii gentlemen." he said, bowing to th»
i Commissioner and the government's
i lawyers, n^ Marshal Henkel said:
I "Conne along with me, now."
1 Didn't Realize Situation,
As the marshal was leaving th«» Com
\ mi^sioner's office a newspaper man
j ; «V.d Mr. Henkel. "Does this gentle
1 man understand that ho will b« locked
I up ti«-nipht unless be secures bail?"
"Oh. no; 1 won't !»<• locked up." pro
i t^«t« d l>uve»»n. who Hushed at the
NKI ,,^I!K i^ll-V TKIBI-NK. IKI'>AV. CMTOBKK 11. 1»1»-
thought. Mr. Wise explained to him as
gently as possible that the law was in
exorable and no respecter of persons.
He then called up his attorney. Walter
Stem, who said he would get bail right
away if the Commissioner and th"
United States Attorney would wait until
this could be arranged.
Mr Ht-rn camp to the Federal Build
ithin a few minutes and ball was
arranged and the bonds signed so that
his client could be released at 6:30 p. m.
Mr. Stern, when he saw the complaint
and learned that Henry J. Duveon would
be arrested on the arrival of the Lusi
tania. asked whether arrangements
could be made to pive bail last night.
Commissioner Shields agreed to come
over from his home in Brooklyn so that
the founder of the great art firm should
not have to spend the night in custody.
The complaint in the case was made
by William L. Wemplo. Assistant United
States Attorney. He sets forth, upon in
formation and belief, that "on February
10, 1908, the members aMba firm named
knowingly and fraudulently conspired
with each other and with other persons
unknown to deponent to defraud the
United States government of customs
duties lawfully accrued and due and to
become due upon merchandise to be im
j>orted into the United States by the
aforesaid conspirators by means of
false and fraudulent invoices, entri. s
and other practices and devices relating
'to said merchandise, and it was part of
said conspiracy that the said invoices,
affidavits and statements should among
other particulars falsely and fraudulent
ly state the description and foreign cost
price of the merchandise purporting to
he covered hy puch invoices, entries, af
fidavits, statements and entries.
Specific Act Alleged.
"In pursuance of said conspiracy the
faid defendants did on February 10.
I!**S. in the Southern District of Xew
York, falsely and fraudulently enter mer
chandise, to wit, three vases, through
the Collector of Customs, by means of a
false and fraudulent consular invoice
and entry paper and by means of a false
statement and affidavit, with the intent
that the same should be used In the
liquidation of duties on said merchan
dise, by means of which the United
States might be and was deprived and
defrauded of a portion of the lawful
"The source of information of the de
ponent consists of Custom House records
and private Invoices and statements
made to deponent by a person whose
name cannot be disclosed, because such
disclosure at this time would defeat the
ends of justice, but who can be produced
upon th* hearing."
After the arraignment of Benjamin
Duveen Mr. "Wise said: "Evidence was
submitted to me yesterday by Collector
T.oob that satisfied me that Duveen
Brothers have been undervaluing goods
for entry for years past. I was satisfied
that gross frauds had been practised
upon the Treasury for years and author
ized Mr. "Wemple- to apply for warrants
of arrest and search warrants, which
were duly issued by Commissioner
Shield? and served to-day. Under the
law Collector T^oeh specially designated
Acting: Deputy Surveyor Norwood to
execute the search warrant, and I am
Informed that his cursory examination
of the books of the firm has already per
mitted him to place a Judicial seizure
on many valuable objects of art in the
establishment of the defendants.
"The goods recognized In the store as
having been brought in at great under
valuations are only the beginning of the
case, so far as our information goes, as
we expect to show that the total amount
so undervalued will run into many mill
ions of dollars, and the duties of which
the government was* deprived will
amount t.i over $1,000,000." •'.
The system under which it la alleged
the frauds were perpetrated was the
same as that shown to have existed in
the Ifualca case tried last November in
the United States Circuit Court. The
shippers, who in this case were members
of the same firm as the consignees,
would present at the office of the United
States Consul an invoice of the goods to
be shipped to New York. This invoice
must be signed In triplicate by the con
sul. One copy goes to the consignee, one
to the customs authorities at the port
of entry and the third remains on record
in the consulate. Under this system the
invoice containing the real value of the
goods is sent to the consignee, but when
the customs entry is made the falsified
consular invoice Is used, and thus duty
is paid on only a portion of the value of
the goods imported.
Knows Nothing of Vases.
While waiting at Marshal Henkel'B of
fice for bail, Benjamin Duveen said he
knew nothing whatever about the entry
of the three vases referred, to in the com
plaint. "Oh, yea. I am a member of the
firm," he said. "The other members are
mjr three brothers and my uncle Henry,
who arrives to-night or to-morrow on
"Oh, yes, our firm dors a very large
business in this country. We brought
over the Franz Hals, which brought the
highest price ever paid for a painting in
this country. We brought it over our-
Belves and Bold it to Mr. Kahn. We
also bought many of the best pictures
offered at the sale of the Yerkes collec
tion. I really do not remember what
pictures we bought there, but I know
we did got some Corots and some other
masters. Our customers and clients in
clude some of the richest people in this
country, but you must really excuse me,
you know, under the circumstances.
I really could not give any names,
you know. I want to answer any ques
tions you gentlemen put to me, you
know, but really I cannot say anything
about the business of our clients.
"Oh, no, I was not a bit excited when
the officers came in, though I dfd not
know what it was all about, really. I
don't know yet anything about the
whole affair, no I cannot mako any
BtHtement, you see.
"I have been here In New York about
nine years, but our firm has been here
for thirty years, I should say. My
father and my uncle Henry established
the firm in London about thirty-two
years ngo. My father— his name was
Joseph Jr.ol — died abroad two years ago.
My brothers come over her* sometimes;
hut the cummer is a dull season, an we
all go over to the other side for the Lon
don season, you know, and I came back
here and my unlel« Is coming on the
Lusitania. My brothers aro in London
and in Paris, where w»- <>r>#-ri"<l up Just
a few years ago — four or live, I should
One of Mr. Dwvoen's counsel said last
night that no statement would be given
cut then. "A statement may be Issued
to-day." he added, "which will put the
firm right in the eye* of the public."
YELLOW FEVER AT VENEZUELA.
Washington, Oct. 13.— Yellow fever has
broken out at Puerto Cabttllo. Venezuela,
according to cable a<lvic*s received at the
Btate Department to-4ay from American
Consul Herbert R. Wright. Whether mor«
than one case has appeared was not stated.
HENRY J. DUVETS ARREST
With Party of Friends on Ship
When He Was Taken.
Henry J. Duveen was arrested last night
in the lounge of the Cunanl liner T/.sl
tanls while making merry with a party
of about twelve persons at one of the big
round tables. A steward in white duck
led the way to the art importer, and after
taking <a good look at him said to In
taktng a pood look at mm .. TM .
spector Maxwell, who followed him. This
Is Mr. Duveen." .
The inspector said he wanted to talk
with him aside, but Mr. Duveen wanted to
know why. There was a subdued conver
sation, and Mr. Duveen Jumped suddenly
to his feet. He wanted the inspector to
go with him to another table, but the in
spector then told him that two Secret Ser
vice men from the Department of Justice
wanted to see him In his stateroom.
Mr Duveen became excited and started
confusedly aft and then forward. "I guess
we can go below from the after stairway,"
said Maxwell, as he led the way.
Waiting in the stateroom were George C.
Craft and Joseph A. Baker, the special
agents, who lost CO time in makinj? the
arrest. Deputy Surveyor Norwood then en
tered and there was animated conversation
for fully ten minutes. Mr. Duveen said
something, and a voice within said. "Well,
you don't want a scene on the pier, do
Mr. Duveen then sent for his valet and
instructed him to look out for his baggage.
Norwood and the Secret Service men then
led the way to the deck, where Mrs. Du
veen was talking with friends.
Bha wan told that her husband would
have to leave the steaaMtdp on the reve
nue cutter, as h*» was under arrest. Not
grasping the sf»rir»'isnes.<= of the situation,
she laughed and "What i? this*, some
A crowd of women friends gathered
around her and her husband was whisked
below to the main deck, where he was
taken aboard the cutter. Mr. Duveen said
his arrest was an outrage and asked the
Secret Service men why they had gone to
so much trouble. "Let me go up to the
pier in the regular way and I'll be glad
to receive you gentlemen to-morrow at the
St. Regis," he said.
The revenue cutter arrived at the Battery
at 11 p. m.. long before the LuMtania got
up to her pier. Mr. Duveen was taken in
a Broadway car to the Federal Building,
where lie was arraigned before Commis
An agent of the National Surety Com
pany was present to sign his bail bond.
Some delay ensued, until Abel I. Smith.
AFSistant United States Attorney, arrived.
He demanded $100,000. and when W. H. Cor
hitt, of counsel for Mr. Duveen. argued that
that was altogether too much in the case
of a man who was not trying to get away
but just coming into the country, Mr. Smith
paid that in view of the number of charges
against the prisoner and the fact that the
understanding between Mr. Wise and Mr.
Stern had been that SlOO.nno ball be fur
nished lie could not consent to any less.
Commissioner Shields finally split the dif
ference and decided to accept $76,000 ball.
Mr. Corbltt said this was an extraordinary
sum in any case, but consented t*» make
the bond for this amount, with the privi
lege of applying for a reduction. It was
11:45 p. m. before the bond was finally
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signed and Mr. Duveen and his counsel.
with some friends, left the Federal Build-
PLACE OF DUVEEN BROTHERS
Firm Has Executed Commissions
of Many Famous Collectors.
The members of the- art firm of Duve»n
Brothers are all of English birth, though
the New York branch was founded a gen
eration ago. The original house was estab
lished in London thirty-two year.i ago by
Joseph Joel Duveen. who died abroad two
years ago, and his brother, Henry J. Du
veen, still an active member of the firm.
who was arrested last night. Two years
after the opening of the London house
Duveen Brothers came to New York. They
opened a Paris branch four or five- years
Besides Henry J. Duveen. the other mem
bers of the firm are Joseph J . Joseph A..
Lewis J. and Benjamin Duveen, all nephews
of Henry J. and sons of Joseph Joel
Duveen. Duveen Brothers must not be
confused with J. M. Duveen. art dealer of
London, who is a distant cousin of the
Many of the chief art purchases for
Americans in the last thirty years have
been made by Duveen Brothers. J. P- Mor
gan has been one of their chief, patrons.
Notable among their purchases for him
were his collection of old silver and Chinese
porcelains. Mrs. Collis P. Huntington has
been another big customer.
One of the Duveens" conspicuous pur
chases In the last two years was Van
]©e£t $c Co.
Fifth Aye. <& 35th St.
life wiii iff dosed
Saturday, October Isth,
owing .to our removal
to our Tfsw Store
Fifth Aye. ®. 35th St.
Dyck famous portrait of Mine. Vln^li
from M Paul T>ans*tt. of Brussels. This is
one of the artists greatest masterpieces
and had been long treasured. Another btg
purchase was that of the, painting by
Franz Hals of himself, his win» and two
children- The picture was bought of Col
cnel Ward*, and the, price paid was $*».«'*.
It was later sold to Otto H. Kahn.
Perhaps the Duveens" most famous pur
chases were the. kann collections. In 19»JT
they purchased the pictures gathered by
Rudolph Kann in a period of nearly tnirty
years. This was regarded as th» most Im
portant and carefully selected private col
lection in France. Kleven RembranCts
were its chief feature. The price paid was
fo.CCOfiro. Second only to this was th* col
lection of the late Maurice Kann, brother
of Rudolph, bought last year by the Du
vA«ns for JE.firtVOi'iO.
The Duveens paid »».«io for Turner's
"Rockets and Blue Lights,"' at tne Tames
Last year, when Henry Duveen returned
from Europe he was enthusiastic over the
new tariff regulations admitting works or
art free-. He declared that In a few years
Europe would be emptied of all her works
BROKER WANTS $1,600
Says He Induced Cortelyou and
Glynn to Make Bank Depository.
(By Telegraph to Th* Trtbon*. '
Auburn. N. V . Oct. 13. —Asserting that
his services in influencing Georgs B. ' '«
telyou, former Secretary of the Treasury,
and Martin IT. Olvnn. farmer «•»— Can
♦ron*r. to name the <"»";» « t ' Xa
tional Bank as adeposttory for ?iv«rn!nat
fund* were worth fl.«0. Jam* Harrises
Power, an Albany broker and former haiti
salesman, to-day made his demand la th»
guise of a counter claim against Georjs K.
\-v»- president of the Cayyga County ;;*
tional Bank. in the laser's suit in the Su
preme Court to recover SIAM trnm Pw«:
on , rote th* Albany ***** had gl-wen Wm
Trie defendant is a «*strp«r yn-.? broker
»ho came here in I?" I *, an-1. after -%■««
the acquaintance of Mr. Ny» was ifitfo
dueed by him to the best Aul*ra sector.
Power was entertained at >I*lrcs*. Hr.
Nyo'3 fine ©state, and at th> Owa3co Coun
try Club, and he in return wa3 lavish ta
his favors la 19*^ ho aarsjvsi a loan nf
Jl.3Y>. from Mr. Nre. and gave his nflt».
Failure Is pay up after a fourth renewal
pa, l the present suit, an.l a seruatlca
was caused when Power. In his anrr»r. j*t
up the counter "'-Jims that, at th« speet:!
Instance and request of Mr. Nve In 13S. Is*
secured from Secretary Cortelyou <Je;>osiu
of. national funds to b* placed in Mr. Nre'3
bank, and, at the request of Mr Nye. i*
secured from Controller Glynn deposits ef
state funds in the Cayuga County Natlcal
Bank. He claims Jl.tfO as reasonable- ran*
pensation for his services In th*?* m attar*
His note was given subsequently, and tin
plaintiff denies his alleged oblijatiiMi to
Power. Justice Sawyer srav* th- atHJiBBBI
a few day:-" time to agree on either s^sdinj
the case to a referee m having the trial
go ov»r for the term.