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THE SUN SUNDAY. JANUARY 1, 1911.
BRANDENBURG UNDER ARREST
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A HOIIOHEX Fl.AT
Wanted In Tlil rily on t!if fliarsc f
I'orsrr.v Didn't Slum I hi 1'nurt
ami lilt I,:iiiiit mill llnniMii-iii llnil
I llrrn I.iiiiMiii; lor I tint for a Minitli.
!!rott;;lilim llr.nidi'iilinrK, tin writer,
"round on I'vonlfiil oar at police
i"ii(liiurtirN in iiolmki'ii List night on
the ll.it ol hii line!,' in cell II. lie via
arrested us a liiftillvii from Justice nt
,V.'S Washington slri'i't, where lie hail been
In rctinMiii'iit lor livo vv celts, wriiliin under
thu pt-n iiatiio of "Amelia Phillip " In
hU ictitcincnt ho h.-id the eoniMiiionshlp
of l-'rnnti. a ticiimiii Pti'iunshlp stow-nrd
out of u Jnli.
Ilr.-itidelilmrrj U w tinted by thn New
York uutli'irllies on a chaw of I'orfierv
in connection with nn nl'egcd homemade
J.V) check which he induced Umdi
n New York newspaper man to cash for
him hint August. 'I hi check came hack
mid llrnntli'iihui'3 wax unestcd. I rank
V. Stanton, writer and lawyer, pecurod
u hond.sinan for him In the person or
Kmidio )m lll.mio of Ills Intervale ave
nue, The 1ioii, in the Ml 111 or J7.V1 to
appear for trial hefore .liidRe ItosalsUy
on November 'Jl. and liraiidcnlmi'K failed
to show up to fain the music. lnJle.nl
he nenl a me-.s,ip to .Iudi ItosalsUv on
November ill from New llamphire ex
plaining f licit he had been caught in a
nowKtorm on u hunting trip and would
ho delaved for some time. He promied.
however, to hustle to court an soon a lie
wan nhli to leach civlliAi tiou.
The District Attorney's ollice hunted
for the missim; story writer ami so did
Do )luin, the bondsman, mid yoste.-d;iy
It was learned that UrandenluirK wm
living ns "Mr .Inekson" in lloliciken .lust
how this information was r'veived .Mr.
Stanton, Ilr.nulonliuri'.'s friend mid De
Bhksio's attorney, refnsul t. tell, hut it
In understood that hi vvlieroalioiits he
c.imo known iw the result of lliaiidr-n-liurcV
hlerarv laliors as "Amelia
Mr Stanton called up Prosecutor of the
Picas Pierre P. (hirven'x oflice in Jersey
City from the District Attorney's office
in this city ynslerd.iy nnd asked that a
detective meet him in Jersey City He
Haiti that Assistant District Attorney
Perkins and l.iout 1'lood siiKRestcd that
Prosecutor's Detective I'rank K.. Ilcnncit
was the man for the work at hand and
Pennett met him nt tin- Commercial
Trust HuildiiiK in the afternoon. As
noon as Dennett learned that the man to
lie arrcsied livpd in HohoUen he took
St. oil! on to police headquarters in 1 lint
city and together they consulted Chief
of Police Patrick Have Aftei a tele
phone mlk with the District Attorney's
office the chief tlet ailed Detective .SrReant
Louis Weinthal to work with'them on the
rase. John J. Shell, an associate of
.Stanton, living nt l.Vi I'ust I'ifiy-seveiiili
street, Mniihattaii, was the fourth mem
ber of the party.
Tho detectives last evening dropped
into a cigar store at 52s Washington
street, owned by Joseph Dickson, from
whom Hrandenliurg rented his suite of
rooms and found out that the writer was
at that moment writing in his apartment.
They sent Sluel nt door to telephone to
Dickson's nnd a moment later the bell
rang. A message was sent to "Mr. Jark-
son tl,it he was wanted and he hurried
ilown to the plion,-. A soon a he jabbed
the receiver to his ear, the connection wn
broken off and Weinthal stepped forward
"Purdon me; were you waiting to use
the 'phone';" a-ked Hranilciibiirg
"No, 1 wa waitiiifj to see you." answered
Weinthal "You see, I'm a detectie und
1 wunted you to meet Mr Dennett of the
"Are you both detectivesV" asked the
"Wu are." leiilietl the sleuth In uni-
"What can I do for you gentlemen'"
"oil can come down to police head
quarters with us and Chiel Hayes will
leil you all about it." explained Bennett
w!ntnn. who had been waiting outside
lor tlevelopmeiit. hiked it to headquar
ters ahead of the p.irtv and slipped in
I'm back wry
' I've Rot lit til " h" said excitedly
lo N-rgt Dwell hlUliiff .May 1 step in
there so lie can t see me' he aKrl,
inting to the chief's office
Kildulf directed the lawyer-writer to
wait in another mom, as the chief was
busy, and just thou the detectives walked
in with heir prisoner I't.itidcnburg
didn't have his overcoat on because he
had pawned it I'll" total of hi leady
cash amounted to SI .V) Nevertheless
he appeared jaunty and apparently
Stanton almost immediately stepped
out of his hiding place and greet, d Bran
denburg " Wr 11. lirandy, we've gol vou." he said,
"hut you (iave us a great chase- and you
cot a lot of motley too "
As soon as he learn-d that his friend
was shv or ca-h Stanton took four cinm
pled l bills fiom his pocket and pushed
them into I'.i jmil.'iihui list 'I'll., pris
oner looked pen-ed and shoved them
into Ids poik-t with his gloved hand
Urandeiibilig de-ciibed liuii-elf as :irt
yi'urs old n writer by occupation, of Ho
West I'.igliteeniU street. Manhattan, and
ncaid he would gladly go to New York at
i. ft.ee, waiving the foim.diiy of etra
dition pro eeduig-
Cllief Have, said he would be glad to
oblige, bin lie- law made it a misdemeanor
for the police to permit the siiriender of
the pnsoner to the New Yoik police in the
circumstance- ,md Hrandonburg would
have to be i"iianded until such tune a
oxtraditiou paper could he formally
issued Hraiideriliurg didn't tool; tickled
as he was led to cell 1 1. in whkh Poner
Charlton was placed whe.i he was caught
in lloliokeu for the murder of his wife
nt Lake Como, Iialy it
Stanton told Setgr. KililulT that h'm
nddress wii "ihi West insih street, Man
hattan, and later whcu a leporter nskeil
where he lived he replied "Nowheie.
I'm just a tratnp Well, vou can put
MlO down lit l.Kll.ast l'itty-se,elh street "
"Brandy i a bright 'bov and n good
fellow." said Stanton. "He broke nn, in
in tho business as a write- about four
years ago I inn'l tell yon anviliing
nboill the deteitive or! iik'.'Imv to
locale Ilrumly 'I Iwt wouldn't do at all
Hut I do .vni't. Judge Itosal-ltv to know ih.it
I 'iiii miib as an attorney should y,,,,
see, I am a lawyer, although 1 do not
practise mm h and leiaese.ir the bonds
man in tl mat icr. I'm al-o a Iriend of
1'iat'k. the sieairinhip steward, who
acted a cook end chambermaid, was lold
that his sirice would In. no longer
needed and he went out into the night
with his lot hes in Ins grip
Hrntldenbiirg was hard up all the time
lie was in Hohoken mid made no pre
tence of hiding the fact that he w as sailing
tjlose to the wind lie H'lrtom left the
Iiomw), and ho spent many hours each day
and sometimes far into tho nlghr working
over his manuscripts He iereied a
good deal ol mail and all In- leiioiA v.eio
addressed to "Mr J ink son "
lirandctiburg will be a riw filled "tl Tuos
day as a fugitive from Justice .
City l.uiinri-rs In iiecu l.nlil On.
As the result of a gcneiul layoff in the
Queens borough dep irttnints 170 men
will begin tho new year on the wnittntr
list. Of this number rtjo wero cinployeti
in tho Highway Department, nnd li'd in
the Sower Department, Luck of funds
given as tuu raiaon,
Mtiti;srt:it ox :inrT viiaiuh:
Cnnlrni'lor nntl Architect nf llkcIirro
Court lteue Veeueil.
Wil.KnHHAntii:, Pa., Dec. 31. Warrants
wcie issued to-day for tho arrest of Prank
Car'ncel, a contractor of Scranton, ninl
Hnrry Trench and i'redericlf Mrt'ormlrk
of the llrni of .McConnlck .t; l-'rench, archi
tects of this city, on the charge of con
spiracy to defraud the county in thu
erection of the recently completed $2,ioo,
ikiii coin t house In this city. The charge
is made by Thqnins Clancy of New York
city, one of the sub-contractors employed
on the building, and It is alleged by Ids
attorueysth.it graft amounting to jriun.ond
in the election or the building can be
Tlie warrants weie issued by Alderman
Kdw.ud Barrett of Pittstou and the ac
cused will be given a hearing on Tuesday
morning next. Attorney Minor U.
Schnerr, representing Cl.iney, says that
he will insist upon a full healing and the
presentation of evidence in his possession.
He also declares that It is expected to issue
other win rant next week, probably milk
ing chiuges against certain of the county
.Similar charges were made some time,
i ago, aim one maim .i my lecoimuemieo
I the piosecution of seventeen county
olllcials, archilects, contractors and
otheis. A succeeding (Iratid Jury re
turned indictments again! several, but
these were quashed when the cases were
called for trial on the ground that some
unauthorized persons were In the (iratid
Jury room at the time the evidence was
given. Since then no particular effort
ha been made to have the cases revived
The charges will b based, according
to Clancy and his mtoinevs, upon the al
leged substitution ot inferior materials
for the His' class material specified in
the contracts and for which the con
tractors were pud and nlo upon mi al
leged overcharge for materials and fur
nishings. The attorneys say that they
have siLlllcient evidence now and that
the charge will be pushed despite efiort
lo picvi-ut the case coming to tna'
i .wrr uton i. n xrrv tor.
Strange 'l'rniirrtiint lim or a Patrolmnii
, Who Could M;-n ll Value nt . o'clock.
Police Lieutenant von Deyielki notic
ing 1.11 night a crowd on Chatham Sqiia re
I that suMiied unusually noisv even for
', New Year's eve pushed his way in and
found that the merriment centred about
I Policeman l'rederick D. Ilensle of the
1 Kldndge street station, who was cele
brating m lull imdorin l.ieiii. von
l)e.lelM suggested 1'iat I'ohcemmi
Henle go to the Hiabetl! street station ,
1) see me OKI year Olll I Oliceinail
Hens!, demurred, but the lieutenant
took him in Ilensle wn charged with
being drunk ami disorderly, and his 0-dav wit h Senator illiam K Ilorah of
condition was teporttsl t Pohce lle-id- ' Idaho and other Senators on the liepub
quartets I lican side who will make a tight against
I irsi Deputy Commissioner Di icoll the adoption of the committee's report
got the repoii. and wi'h cider Inspecfir exoneiatmg Uiiimer.
Schmiilberger went to the KliAibeili I Pre-ident Tuft ha shown considerable
street .station Heiwle na still nroiest-j interest in the case. He has been going i
uig against Invito, his celebration cut. v,,r t, ,-ecord and reading the tcsti
sliort Commissi wer Driscoll Mispeiidifd I Mlllir mid some ol his closest friend s.iv .
II. uisle und seal for a police surge.m lo ti,;,t h,. is not pleased with the disclosures
investigate and ieM.r as nil expert Tlie Piesident realizes that the q Hon.
Then Mr Drisc.,11 ami Inspector , ,,f Senator l.orimer's eligibility is one for
Selimiltberger wen' i o i he I.ldrKlge s. re-1 the Senate lo determine and that it ls.o,n,.w ., , ,, n,,ii t,,. ,., i
sin. ion. w 1 ion baneiold themih.il i ,."cluive!v within the Senate's control 'u'' AWidina and Hruzil have made
Ilensle was a oher paimlmmi when lie i tl, as ,(, H.ider of his p.irtv he is said to i Joint recommendations to the Govern
wen. on duiy at oVI.-l li wn t :ti ' r,.t, that he ha a certain 'degree of re-'mentsof Kcuadoruud Peru to submit for
v.heii l.iein. on Deie!ski liiiemiptisl Lpoiisiluhlv in the matter and he is watch- , arbitration nt the Hague the complicated
the celebration. I.ieu I.niie wn cer- ,,, ,, velopnients in the cae with the . ,)()lttlll.ry diH,)tl, which hllti existed be-
iitlll iii!i.t ii'Mnif v(t "itvi "inn u "
ille s.i'iiiili ts-eaiise. ilu-re lu'vuig been
charges of u'ttiMid nr. -lie' ugniiwi bun
Ilensle wn; cnlltst behind i lie desk ii
cerium paper His handwriting
all thai could be desirei1 r a clerk und his
breath wn nuiocem. -aid l.iein Ijuic
H nsle was appointed .o the force on
I'l'lirufirv is. I'.uu He I unmarried anil
at :i I . .lav siree'. llrooklyn
TO I. WO IV IIOXOI'R IS - II .
Iliinllla ami l.ee Christmas VI a He on the
llnruet llavllu Troup- lleserl.
N'l ' lim MVh. Dee :t dherent of
Manuel llonilla in New Di leans gave out
the formal st.iteine ii to-nigh. ;hai llonilla
will attack the fort i Ileal ms- nt Pm-rto
Cone, Honduras-. Sunday morning m
hi attempt to regain com ml or the tVn-
Iral American republic
Piivale cablegianis leteived here this
.iflettiooli declare the fun e of revolu-j
lionists headed towatd Tegucigalpa, the
capital of the lepublie. is meeting with
little re...t!l!lee tiovetlllllenl soldiers I
along the Nicaragunn border spread out j
to halt the advance r the rebels nre de-j
dared mi no cin-ening lo Itie r.illlis of the
Manuel llonilla and Ceo l.ee Christmas,
lit is said, have not yet landed on Hon
'diir.in soil They are on the s. earner
Horne., winch touched at (iiintetualan
norts to pick up men and arms Tl.oy
ii r expis'ted to reich Puerto Corte'.
Sunday morning and iiiimi dialely attack
t It-it port
V.vsiilNfiro-, De.. 31 A I and of emi
grado from Honduras under the com
mand of (ten l.ee Chrislma are in
camped at Manilnqiie I'ouit in (iuateiiiala,
according to a de. patch received at the
State Department to-day from K S
Heynold Hitt. meric.in Miniior to
(iuateiiiala President l-'sirada Cabrera
of (Iuateiiiala will probably fake steps
to prevent i lie revolutionists from, using
the territory of (iuntemala a a base tor
their operations against Honduras
HOT SI. -,,()()( OX
Halter tireer Campbell rrr
-ted In III.
Walter (iieer Campbell or lledlatid.
Cal . who was in the city on his way lo
Ktirope, was nrrericd yesterday ?n a
civil order i-siied by Supreme Court Jus-
lice Seabtiry in a suit ror SlS.nou brought
by Robert J Horner, furniture merchant ,
,1.1 in vvesi i weiu y-t mm street l amp
; lieu pin up a sureiy compuuy nomi
ij.on ami was rcieaseii
I In hi application for Campbell's urreM
iMi Horner said thai he had known Camp
bell us a rum inner for several years (In
November 'SJ. he said Campbell
came to him t '.':l.' P M aud-aid thai
I unless he could get a loan of l.",urio heroic
3 o'clock he would lose J:w,oiki Ciunpbell
told Horner that he had ;fuli on the
way from Tucson, Aliz. , that w.is several
days overdue und would surely arrive
in "a day or so When he gol ji l-e said he
would pay the loan, Horner alleged
Homer says lie was so impressed that '
he accompanied Campbell to the (iarlield
Nation,-!! Hank, indorsed his nlito tor
icm mid got th bunk to discount it
Campbell got lie. fl.Vuou but didn't pay
theiiote, and Horner hud tomakegood
HIS I OMV ll Si ll's HIM.
Ilenil of lire" Ins Coneeui Clmrgeil mtli
Losing Over Oue-thlril tlie sse..
I II 1 1 Alio, Dec 31 Chiuges thai Charles
I'. Cooke, president, treasurer ami gen
eral manager or the Cooke llrewiug Com
pany, jvilfully squarvlcieil and convened
lo In- use money belonging lo the brewing
comp iny are made m a suit ror a toeojver,
njuiKliou ami accounting filed in im
Superior Com t in-day by aliornevs for
l ho company, lim r iver is "asked
for a saioon al u l.aSalle street, which
tit lull charges is operated bv Cooke
and was purchased witli thn 'blowing
company's money. The (illegal ions in the
suit include tho following. Ho has )nt
over K'.VJ.iiOo of the company's asset s
of 5ii.ini.o hi He has refused lo acknowl
edge i ho right of I lie company to the
twcniy-eiglit t-nloou licenses whlcli lie
controls as trustee ror tho company
Cooko is also charged with having drawn
urge sums of money Irom the funds of
itho company ror which he has given
no vouchers and which he compelled
uiv i.it. .-.' tn .to inn let CApcnsr
LORIMER'S FRIENDS ALARMED
orrosiTiox to him iiecomixg
FORM II) A 111 E.
Mrnntor lliirtnn of Ohio Announces That
lie Mill Oppose tho Adoption or the
Iteport r.xnnwmlliiB 11m Illinois Nona
tor of tho Charse or Vote IIiiIiir.
WAStltStlTON. Dec. ni The op'xmitton
to William Uirltuer In the t'nlted States
Senate is becoming formidable and tho
friends of tho Illinois .Senator, who has
come to be known by his political ad
mirers as "the blond Ikihs," are
alarmed. Senator llurton of Ohio, who
has been making a cnrerul study of the
record of the lxirimer case during the
holidays, said to-day that he would prob
ably tuke lsiie with tho Committee on
Privileges and Klectlons as to the conclu
sions reached ill its report on tho lorlmer
case. It is n-eited on very good au
thority thnt Senator llurton's colleague,
Senator Charles Dick of Ohio, will prob
ably line up with Mr Hurton In opposition
It is the belief in Washington to-night
that Senator lliiiton will lead the oposi
Hon to Ijorimer He may have tho sup
port of a number or other Hepubllcan
Senators who are not ordinarily classed
as insurgents. Senator Ueveridge has
been in a mental attitude that suggested
to some of his friends that he might make
a light against the adoption of the report
vindicating l.orimer. As a member of
the Committee on Privileges nnd Elec
tions he declined to sign the majority
reort, but reserved the announcement
of his attitude toward the case until after
he could have an opportunity to study
the record. One by one the Insurgents
have been making known their oposl
Hon to Isirimer, and it now seems In
evitable tlmt there will be a number of
speeches in opposition to the committee's
The announced attitude of Senntor
Km ton makes it certain that the insur-
I gent Senators will not have a monopoly
!of theopKiilion to I Airliner and it begins
to look as if the responsibility of leading
the light against the committee's reiort
, would devolve upon Senator llurton, an
I Administration Senntor, instead of upon
Senator Heveridge. insurgent and nnti-Admlnl-tration.
The knowledge of this
I fact is not very comforting to the friend
I of Senator Ixirimer Senator llurton has
a was- oi tnorougniv preparing nimseii
for ,mv J)Kht he undertakes in Congress
'anil his e.iti.lcilv to innke trouble for tile
I Illinois man is generally conceded .Sen-
. i,l.,r ltltrtrtri ,l.snilsel tlt l.nritller case
It i leported in Washington that Sena-
tor Hoot of New i ork has been giving
close attention to the case during the
.hohdiv rece and that he might oiuiose
, the mlotition of the reoort of the ma
jonty of the committee, but the latest
information on this point is that the
; Senator from New York has ye
id given no
tigi ol opposition, nun It i tlie opinion
of some of Ins friends who claim to know
how he feels about the matter that he will
mil appear against l.orimer
The Senate eiders on the Republican
side are very much worried about the
l.orimer case. They have realized from
the beginning thnt it vva a very unpleas
ant matter to deal with 'I hey had hoped
ttiat the case might rent with the sub
mission to the Senate of the report of the
I 'r ...i !.-. ,,,1 ri.tl,ns
i.ltl, was with a view'of Uius putting a
'quietus on the matter that extraordinary
J efforts were put forward to secure a
! unanimous iepeMLbv Iheommittee.
irCHXMHT I ' WHITE HOI .SI..
rre.ldenl anil Cabinet fir lliippe Play
miliums In the lllue ltoom.
.... . ,
ASiliNtnoN. Dec. 31 President Ian
and the members or his Cabinet, who
were at tlie While Mouse to-iuglit watcli -
ing the old year out nnd the now year
in, welcomed a variation of an unusual
sort in the exhibition of billiard playing
given by Willie lloppe A billintd table
11 in oeei se, up , me nine noon "
' I" " ." ' l. : ''I " 7
a supple wrist.
Neither the President nor his Cabinet
members are oxert billiurdists. so no one
offered to challenge lloppe, who played
alone. 'I he exhibition did not prove
so exciting us the moving picture show
put on by the Oklahoma impresario
Catch-'ein-Ahve Jack Abernuthy, but
those present enjoyed it just the same.
Movements or Naval Vessel.
W.tsiliNinoN, Doc. St. The collier
Cyclops Iihs ariived at S-wulls Point, the
monitor Tallahassee at Washington nnd
the supply ship (llacier nt Mare island.
The battleship .South Carolina has
ailed rrom Weymouth ror Hampton
Roads, the battleships .Minnesota, Idaho,
Missi-sippi ninl eiinont rrom 1 1 rest for
I'our Ytmnt; Naval timcers IteslKii.
WsHlllNillos, Dec 31 - Four young
navnl officers have voluntarily resigned
I from the service. They are Knlgn
I.orenz W, K Cnrstein of Massachusetts,
Midshipmen Henry H. Ko.x of SI Louis,
William M Rarrelt, Jr , of Hillsboro,
Ore., and.) K Sloan or (Ireensvillo, S C
Knsign Carstein is now on duty on the
gunboat Padiicnh, which is about to leave
Norfolk on a survey expedition In the
West Indies; Midshipman I 'ox is on board
the cruiser Pennsylvania, .Midshipman
llarretl on the cruiser Maryland and
Midshipman Sloan on the cruiser North
ami Navy tinier.
Pit. .11 These nriiiy onlm
ili ssUe. lu iloj
I'ol l irili tli'1 M.irsli. from present duties to
I'nri Tottrn ninl assume roiniiiiinil nt Hint kis
ninl nt Hie easterii nrtlllery illslrlrt ot New York
Mnlnr .lotui II. Ilsrrelie. Const Arllllrry. rrom
pri-M-nt ilnll?s lu I'nrl Moil llrle. .Noulli I'nrol I n.-t ,
ninl nvsuini' loninniul nt llml kis! ninl of llic
nrtlllery ilMtk-t nf riuirlrston
M ilnr Pr.nili V. Harris, from present duties nt
I on lntieii ninl lo Tort MeKtnley unit Assume
i omninii't of Hint post
Cnpt Chile II V limit, il'lsrlermnner. from
Arms nnil .N'nv v (i.'iiernl llospllnl, Hot ,Nprliiit,
Arl. . in Ills stnllon.
I'lrf l.leui John l.uml. Alinrheil to Third
I'lolil rilllery. Irom iientmenl t WAller lleeii
ilnii-r.'U llnsplial, Dhlrlct ol folumMn, to his
I'lrsi l.leul .losrpli II t:rle nnd Harold S.
Ilelili-U, llnislneer Corps, from pirsrnl Mall. ins
In Manila nl.onl Mnn li .v.
I'lrn .tt-ni I'.riiest firnves. from fieronil
llAllnllon ol I'liirlnn-rH nl Manila to I'ort II. A.
Husti'll, s online
I'lrst l.lnu i r.nn-ls II. Wllliy. from S-rond
I'.HInlloii ol Itmtlneers nt .Maiilln to Washington
linrr.ii'ks, iiMrli i o'Columhln.
Seiond l.l.'il (ilui I'.. Kdcerton. from his
tiii-siiitiliitlrsmiit delnllrd'asmemlierof .Maslinn
Hoard ol lloml ComnilsslonrrK, vli cCupt. I mm Is
A. I'i)ie trlli vrd.
Lieut. Col. rdar A. Means, rctlted (rom
art Ivi duty and lo tils home,
Capi John .1 Tones-, Jr., .Seventh Infantry,
from Ireatment at (ieneral llnsplial, .Snn I ran.
rlsio, lo I'orl I.aveimorlh,
SiTond Lieut William II Itli lier. .Vrond Field
Artillery, from ireatment at lieneral Hospital, the
Presidio of .San i'rnailsro, to Vancouver har
This navy order wa Issued!
Passed Assistant Suriron H. L. Smith, to the
Ilani-oc'i, New Yoik ard.
KXAVP (iOKS HIGHER VP.
nrlans From Commerce t'ommlMlon and
Tahrs Oath a llratl of Commerce. Court.
Wabiiinoto.v, Dec. 31, After servlnR
on tho Interstate Commerce Commission
for nineteen years Martin A. Knapp
to-day resigned as chairman of the com
mission to become the Presiding Judge of
the newly created Court of Commerce.
Kdwnrd A. Moseley, who lias been secre
tary of the interstate Commerce Com
mission for twenty-three years, admin
istered tho oath of office to Judge Knapp
as the head of the Commerce Court. Mr.
Moseley has been confined to Ills home by
Illness, and Judge Knapp, accompanied
by Acting-Secretary Connolly of tho com
mission nnd a few friends, went to Mr.
Moseley's relsdence, where the oath was
Judge Ktintip is considered one of the
foremost authorities on Interstate com
merce law in the United Slates, lie was
appointed to the interstate Commerce
Commission by President Harrison nnd
was successively appointed by succeeding
Presidents, During his service on the
commission he has snn It grow from a
comparatively Insignlllcant bureau of tho
Government to one of the most, powerful
t ribunals In the country. When appointed
to the commission Judge Knapp was
Corporation Counsel for the city of Syra
cuse. Judge Knnpp's associates in the Com
merce Court nave not yet been confirmed
by the Senate. It is understood, however,
that they will lie contlrtmsl shortly nfter
the Sennto convenes next week, when the
court will be formally organized
Tho term of Commissioner Cockrell ex
pired to-dny. H. II. Myer of Wisconsin,
who has been appointed to succeed him,
and C, C McChord, Judge Knnpp's suc
cessor, will probably tuke tho oath of
offico on next Tuesday. When these two
new Commissioners linvo qualified the
commission will elect u chairman to suo
ceisl Judge Knapp.
for Two Inillililual and Twn
Washington, Dec. 31. It was learned
nt tho Department of Justice to-day
that although the (lovernment Intends to
puh the case against the bathtub trust
it will grunt four immunity baths. Ac
cording tothelnformatioti two individuals
and two corporations who were indicted
at Detroit will not hit prosecuted.
The Government ha been lenient in these
cases because the four 'parties have been
of great assistance to the Department
in the case against the trust, it was said
also that all four got out of the combina
tion as soon as they wero informed that
the Department would proceed against it
The coticorns to get the immunity
baths were supplying pig iron to the
trust Tho Department withheld the
name. Thore is no likelihood that any of
thn other indicted individuals or cor
porations will bo let off. The policy of
prosecution of indicted individuals and
corporations for violation of the Sherman
law is firmly established.
n:i:i .En auor ihsivte.
. llrall anil ArKriillna lres Us
Hefereiiec to llacue Tribunal.
Washinoion. Dec. 31. The United
tween the two republics fur many years
and which threatened lust year to pte
cipiiate a war. This proposal was made
several days ago through the diplomatic
representatives of the three (iovern
mentsnt Lima ami Quito.
Some months ngo the three Govern
ment used their good offices in n similar
manlier to a vert hostilities oyer the bound
ary question. The offer then was suc
cessful, and although the troops of both
countries were mobilizing in preparation
for war an actual clash was averted.
The present suggestion is intended
permanently to dispose ot the trouble
some question The mediating Powers
nre hopeful that it will be accepted.
President Tart Confers Mltli House Leader
Washington, Due. 31 - President Taft
had a conrerenre on legislative nintters
to-djv witli Representative Dwight of
New York, Republican whip of the House,
ond Representative D.llz.ell of Pennyl-
;vania and t alderlieaii or Kansas, Hie
i Pn-ideiit Is anxious that the bill making
.the TarilT Bltard permanent and enlarg-
I ing its powers be tins-ed this winter. Mr.
i)7,.u and other stnndpattersnre not so
j anxious for such legislation. No decision
1 was reaciusi 111 uie coinerciici- lo-ony.
and others nre expected to
New Counterfeit IIS Note.
Wasiiinoton. Dec 31 A new counter
f,.it nvedollnrbill has been discoveretl by
' tho secret service agents of the Treasury.
It purports to have been issued by the
Citizens National Hank of Watorbury.
Conn. 'I he bill is deceptive in many
respects The Krtrait of ltenjumiii
Harrison, npfMnruig on the upper left
hand corner, represents the President as
wearing an unkempt beard The secret
service men who ran ncros the counter
feit recalled the Mowing lines of Harri
.Mr. If .I.S TO SEXATORSIIII'.
NoililiiK Said Vliniit .shrparil' Camlhlacy
In Merllnx of llronkljn I.eKlslatnra.
'Ilio llrooklyn Democratic mmbors
of the two houses .r the net I eglslature
i had conferences yesterday at the Thomas
Jefferson John II Mct'oocy was present
at each. There wns no discussion a 1
the United States Seiintniship, much to
insnppoinimeni oi some 01 i.iiwani
M. Shepard's enthusiastic friend.. The
Senators and Assemblymen were of the
opinion that it was too early to take up
The .Senators unanimously decided on
Thomas H. Cullen of the Third district
as the leader of the delegation at Albany
and the Assemblymen selected John II
Donnelly of the Thirteenth district as
It wus nlo agreed that the llrooklyn
men a fur as pofsibh) would net together
on all legislation
It cut Overboard for
I'ol 1 1 in Too l.ate.
('apt. Alfred Walling ot the tug Julia
P Moran, on his way up the bay yester
day nflernoon with a tow, saw his cook,
(ieorge Myers, in the water astern jus,
us the tug was passing the Perth Amboy
light Cnpt Walling threw a lifo buoy
to Myers, bu t the latter was unable to
reuch il, and I he captuin jumped over
board ami In ought him to tho tug.
Thn cook was unconiicious mid Cnpt.
Walling was nimble In resuscitate him.
The captain anchored his tow in thn bay
und hurried Mvers toward Quarantine,
but tho cook died beroro tho tug gol
Myers was married niijl hnd two
Judgment Against llrnkavv Unversed.
The Appellate Division of tho Supreme
Cnui t in llrooklyn hos reversed tho
judgment for tl ,iu(t.2H obtained last spring
by S. Wilder, an innkeeper al MineoUi,
L. I., against W, Gould Orokaw for menU
and lodging furnished to Mrs. Brokaw
whileshe wns living apart from her bus
band. Justloe Jonks, who WTites the
opinion, makes referenoe to the fact that
Mrs, Hrokaw took her sister to live with
her at Wilder'a place for a certain period,
but that the bill does not Mt forth what
supplies Bho received.
TO SETTLEJOTASH DISPUTE
SECRETARY K.VO.V WISHES TO
AVOIH A TARIFF WAR,
Ho lie HrquesM the Herman tlovernnient
io -ranc i p me Question TlirotiRh
IMploinatle Ctiamiels In Order to
Meacli an Amicable Ailjustmrnt of It.
Wahiiinotok, Dec. .11. Secretary of
State Knox linn opened negotiations
with the German Government for the
settlement of tho potash dispute which
lias been pending for several months.
A few days ngo n diplomatic note wns
rorwnrded to tho German Foreign Office
through Dr. David Jnyne Hill. American
Ambassador nt Herlin, expressing the
desire of this Government to tnko .tip
the question through diplomatic channels
for the purpose of reaching nn amicable
adjustment or the question so as to avoid
tne possibility or a tariff war. All pro
posals of retaliatory action ngalnst Ger
many have therefore been postponed
pending tho conclusions of tlie diplomat lo
The potash question was discussed
for moro than four hours at a recent
Cabinet meeting, at which ?t was decided
to endeavor to arrange the question
through diplomatic channels before taking
urnstic action for the protection of the
American fertilizer Interests, which claim
that their contracts for supplies oi potash
from German mines wero Invalidated
ns the result or the ennctment of the
German potash law, which Imposes n
tax on tho output of the German milieu
in excess of an allotted production.
Tlie holders of the American contracts
contend thnt this law was enacted to
invalidate their contracts and that its
result has been to increase the cost of
potash from J?0 to to $14 a ton. They also
contend that Hie invalidation of the con
tracts constitutes an undue discrimina
tion against American Interests within
the purview of tho Payne-Aldrlch tariff
act and consequently the maximum of
retaliatory provisions of that law should
be Imposed on commodities from Ger
many in order to compel tho German Gov
ernment to take administrative action to
protect the contracts.
On the other hand the German Gov
ernment contends that tho potash law was
primarily intended to conserve the sup
ply of potash, which was rapidly being
used up, and not for the purposo of in
validating tho American contracts. Tho
price of potash, the Germans assert,
is no higher now than It was beforo the
enactment of the law, und that the holders
of tlie American contracts havA suffered
no actual loss, but have merely been de
prived of speculative profits.
Tho German Government takes the
position that It has no power to protect
the American contracts and that the law
is not discriminator' against the United
States. Therefore it contends that the
tariff law does not apply to the case.
The representatives of Germany also
point out that the holders of the American
contracts liavo redress in the German
courts, which they have failed to take
A fruitless attempt was made In Berlin
last September to settle the dispute by
direct negotiations between representa
tives of the Ani"rican fertilizer concerns
and of the German iiotash syndicate.
Ambassador Hill and Muck H. 'Davis, a
commercial expert of the bureau of trade
relations of the State Department, took
pari us advisers of tho Americans, nnd
lepiesentalives of the German Govern
ment acted in a similar capacity in behalf
of the potash syndicate.
It is reported in official circles here
that the German Gnvcrnmef.t was much
displeased with tho position of Mr. Davis,
who assumed a threatening attitude at
the outset, nnd although he took pan in
the conferences only as an investigator
and adviser ho practically threatened
that 'he torifT war would be declared by
the I'nited States against Germany in
case sieps were not taken to protect the
American contracts. Mr Davis, it was
said, made this remark in a conversation
vrlth the Minister of Commerce of Ger
many When the Herlin conferences failed to
ndjust the question the holders of the
American contracts apiealed to the State
Department for diplomatic assistance.
Secretary Knox has personally studied
the case nnd brought It to the attention
of th Cabinet.
Another feature of the dispute which
has attracted attention is the fact that
tho contracts provide that in case or a
disite the difficulty shall be submitted
to the arbitration of two Itersons, one. to
AIM" 8AI.FJS AMI BITIONH JjXl'K' 1l KXIIiniTIOXS.
Fifth Avenue Auction Rooms, Inc.
.1.t:i-341 Fourth Avoniic, S. K. Corner 2Bth Street, New York City.
HENRY A. IIARTMAX, AUCTIONKKR.
Important Unrestricted Public Sale
OK A VERY VALUABLE IMPORTATION OF REMARKABLE
OLD CHINESE PORCELAINS
INCU'DIMi VALUABLE SPECIMENS OF PEACH BLOW,
APPLE GREEN AND OTHER SINGLE COLORS; RARE AND
INTERESTING PTTERIES, BEACTIFl'L CARVED .IADEH
AND CRYSTALS. OLD SILK EMBROIDERIES, FINE SNI FF
BOTTLES. CABINET SPECIMENS, &v.
ALSO A COLLECTION OF BEAUTIFUL
ANTIQUE CHINESE RUGS
Messrs. K Fujita & Co.,
of Kioto, Japan,
nntl to he sold by their order on the afternoons of
ThurMiiiy, Friday nnd Suturdny, .Innunry V2, l.'l and 14, 101 1,
nt 2 o'clock each day.
On Free View Saturday, January 7, 1911
from 9 A. M. to 10 P. M.
and lontlniilnr! thereafter dally from O A. M. to P. M. until time
('.itnlouiic Will Be Mailed on Appllent jou. .
lllTF.I.4 AMI RtKMTAl'nANTS.
Second Ave. & 10th St.
Special Holiday Dinner $1.00
will be served this evening and
to-morrow evening, January 2d
Concerts by Hungarian Orchestra
Souvenir Calendars for Ladies
he selected by each party to tho dispute.
Tho third Arbitrator, the contracts pro
vide, is to bo named by J. Ploriont Mor
gan. No effort has apparently been made,
howover, to adjust tint dlsimto by this
Although the German Government has
taken tho position that It Is powerless to
take any action to protect the American
contracts It is expected that, it will ngreo
to discuss the question diplomatically in
an effort to reach an adjustment. A re
ply from the German Government to
Secretary Knox's note Is expected In the
next few weeks.
LOWEST HEATH RATE EVER,
Anil Highest Itjrtli Itnte That tlie City
Hat on lis llecorils.
Here are a few Now York city vital
. I A B1
Marrlae llrenses (City Hall) ..
The death rato is tho lowest on record
and tho blrlh rato the highest; the lntler
partly because of increasing populntion
ami partly because or belter registry.
The lowest death rate Irom tuberculosis
and typhoid and the lowest mortality
among inrauts are also reported by tho
Health Hoard. The iurant rate was 110
to every 1.000 births; tho typhoid rnte,
11 por 100,000 of populntion, nnd the tu
berculosis rnte 1.81 to the l.OOOof fiopulu
tlon Instead or 1.82 in 1U00. There were
8,003 deaths from tuberculosis, .VI more
than in 1900. Respiratory diseases show
an increase, nnd cancer reached a maxi
mum of 3,700 deaths, tho rate rising from
76 to 77 to the lOO.ono or population.
VYAI.HE RARREH OFT.
Injunction llenled In Suit to Cet In Again
on Paving Contracts.
Supremo Court Justice Ilischoff denied
yesterday r.n opplicatlon by tho Uvaldo
Asphalt Company for nn Injunction re
straining Ho rough President McAneny
from rejecting nil the company's bids
on paving work. All bids havo been re
jected for a year or so on tho ground thut
tho company Is in default on contracts
witli the city. Tho company Nlvs that
the allegation of default is based on its
contract to pave Fourth avenue Irom
Kighth to Twenty-fourth street, under
which the company was to keep tho pave
ment In repair for five years,
Tho asphalt company says that the
Metropolitan Street Railway toro up
eleven feet of tho pavement and then
hired a rival company, the Sicilian Asphalt
Company, to repair the pavement, For
this reason tho company considered its
contract to keep tho paving in repair
without cost to havo been abrogated,
and this is tho derault for which tho city
is rejecting the company's bids.
Appellate Ills Islon Ka a llurrau of Licenses
la Not an Agathomrter.
Wilbur C. Cosby, who ran an employ
ment ngency nt 080 Sixtli avenue nnd had
a license thnt expires next May. sold out
on September 1 to Klrwin Hurke and
then naked Herman Robinson, Com
missioner of Licenses, for permission to
change the license to cover the premises
at 628 Sixth avenue, where ho intended
to open an agency. Commissioner Robin
son refused to give permission on the
ground that he had heard that when Cosby
sold out he agreed not to start up again
and that a man who would violate such
an agreement was not n person of good
Cosby asked for a writ of mandamus
ngalnst Robinson, but the lower court
refused it. The Appellate Division granted
it yesterday, declaring thnt the Com
missioner of Licenses hr.9 no power to
iletermino the good character of the
applicant and that his only duty is to
pass on tho suitability of the premises
to be used as an employment agency.
Ol.H G l' ARO RAI.h VI.AXS.
Military Organizations From Other Slates
Have Ileen Invited.
Military organizations from this ond
other Stales will be present at the Old
Guard ball to be held in Madison Square
Gavden Thursday evening, January 20.
The nowly elected Governor of New York
with his military staff and several Gov
ernors from nearby States are expected.
Invitations have been extended to the
Governor's Foot Guard of New Haven,
the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of
Boston, tho Philadelphia City Troop,
the Providence Artillery, tho W'orcestor
Continentals, the Richmond Illues, the
Charleston Light Infantry, the Albany
Burgesses Corps and the Newport Cadets".
IIOTKI.S AM) HKsT.U HINTS.
VVLI.S HXIFE IX 11RIHGE ,1AM.
Quarrelling ltn.vsNoNnrry That thel'ollre
Let Them tin,
Two boya fought with their fists last
night In the crush of persons waiting for
surface cars between loops 7 nnd 8 nt thB
Manhattan end of tho llrooklyn llridgo.
Suddenly tho larger of tho bovs broke
nway und ran toward Policeman Cnrmody
"Say, cop. ho slabbed me!"
The other boy stood In tho ccntro of th e
crowd, When ihe policeman took hold
of him he had an open knlfo In hin hand.
Hoth boys were hurried to the Onk street
police stiitlon. Tim knlfo blntle hnd cut
the sweater of the boy who complained
ami scratched his chest. Ho snld he was
hniilo .Scrappiitori. 17 years old, a driver,
or IH llaxler street. The other boy said
he was Waller Dins. I.'i years old, nn er
rand boy or '.in Pncilic street, llrooklyn.
"I so running Tor a (Iridium avenue car
to go over to Wnllnbotit Market," snld
Sernppatori, "an' I stepped on tho kid's
heel. He called me n name nn' 1 "called
bun one, mi' wo mixed it. Then ho
pulled his knife "
Scnippalori said lm wasn't hurt nnd
d dn l want (he other boy locked up.
Ihe Dins boy said he was sony nnd did
not mean il Lieut. Wnll gave them a
lecture on hasty tempers, und tho boya
shook hands, saying through tears thU
they would be friends. As tftev left the
station house Dias turned to Policeman
Cnrmody and said:
"Say, cop, you keep that knlle. I
am tgoin to git in no moro scraps ilka
GOT TO FAY FOR ARREST.
Xol r.vena l.nnvrr Always Sareln CJetttng
Out a Hod)' Attachment.
A verdict or 2,.VK) obtained by Wlllard
S. Allen, a lawyer at 3.. Wall street, against
the estate or Jacob Fromme, tho lawyor,
Tor raise arrest was affirmed yesterday
by tho Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court. Allen was plaintiff in n suit over
a chattel mortgage in which tho complaint
was dismissed and costs of I KM were
assessed against him. Ho didn't pay
and Jacob Fiommo got a body attach
ment against him. Allen then gave a
bond that h would not leave tho county
until ho paid the judgment. Not lone
Afterward ho had the attachment vacated
on the ground that it was void.
Allen then sued Frommo for ralso arrest
and asked for Jlu.ooo damages on tho
ground that he was obliged to givo up
his vacation in Kentucky becauso ho
was under bond not to leave tho county.
The ApiM-llate Division said that whilo
thero bus been no tjinilar case reported
In this State, Allen was entitled to dam
ages, not only because he had to givo up
his vacation but because of tho stigma
put upon him by his arrest jut as ho was
to be admitted to tho bar.
Xo Strike Against Crofut-linapp Factory
Tho report circulated on Friday by tho
United Hatters of North America that a
strike is in progress against the Crofut &
Knapp Company was denied by officer
of the company yesterday. R. A. Holmes,
sales manager, said.
"Tho report is misleading so far as it
relates to our factory. For tho last year
and n half we have been operating an open
shop, discriminating neither in favor of
nor against union lnlior, and there is uu
strike nor dissatisfaction among our e.u
Breaks up Colds and
Clutclirs the Throat.
Each season one symptom pre
dominates, now it is the sore,
swollen, tortured Throat, that causes
suffering and anguish.
The usual symptoms of Grip arc
Influenza, Catarrh, Pains and Sore
ness in the Head and Chest, Cough,
Sore Throat, General Prostration
" Seventy - seven " taken early
cuts it short promptly. Taken
during its prevalence, it preoccupies
the system and prevents its in
vasion; At Drug Stores 25c. or
Humphreys' tinmen. Medicine Co., Cor.
William and Ann Streets, w Vork.
Virginia Farms and Homes
niKi: CATAt.ofjtu: or splendid n.n ains.
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1IKNHY A. HA HTM AN. Auctioneer.
On Sale Tuesday at 2 P. M.
nnd continuing Wednesday and Thurs
day nt Kiino liotir.
A large ami vai led collection of
H-Kuitable for Dining Hoom, Hcdroom nnd
Tiets of Drawers, Desks, IXtcn
sion t'aril and Seninu Tables, Chairs,
Hin kci-s, Slicllit ld Plate. Ilrass ,Iar
ilinleres, Mirrors. l-'i,Tavint;s, Chi
nese Porcelain, X e.
Special attention Is called to a
fine assortment of Dining Chairs.
.Several fine Oil Paint iiiu.ii,
including magnificent example, by .1.
V, Cropsey entitled thn "Pioneer1
Home," pi'iinled in 1NM1; also superb
Iiiissi.in Bronzes, Ac.
On I're View Till Hour of .Sale.
I IT IIM'sTII'll UltOMsl TO Mil'.
I tIM'll ST. ml Desirable rooms rln.
' valor, lel'iilumr, nilr.irllve dlnlin: rooms; Hto.nl-
way i.'ltm.i VlMi-lim-m XI
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lionie: i-liolco iclilniin nelglilwrhooil; rnllra
eciut ttoor. pihnte tutli: delirious cooklnir
kiitivvay .tnd elev.iied eprce
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linme ninifnrK m: St. Miimlus av Itctereniei
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' tut vniinic idrl or ouicr wuiiuin; could trnvrl or
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