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THE SUN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1913.
WHEN BANK CLOSES
Two Thousand Persons Have
91,000,000 Tlrilt'pin Sav
START 11KXT FOR 910,000
No Change in Accounting Meth
ods in 41. Years, One Clerk
lloinj; All Work.
lilsr.KVWlrll, Conn.. Dee. 12. The first
'i h person wliii went about town this
lornlng saying that the ilrecnwleh Hav
ings ll.ink had shut Itn doors was called
a liar nml a scandal monger iilmut twen
1 seven tlmvK In the, first block. It was
ii it until ever body had gone up to the
1 1 1 tin frnme ono story home nt .11 (Irecn
wlch street wliiri- tin1 liiHtlttit Ion has hod
Its quarters since It Mils founded In H70,
nnd hnil seen the notice panted on tho
front door hy State hunk examiners, that
the report got any general credence.
It Is true though. The (Ireenwleh Sav-
lugs Hank, long regarded its tho financial
Gibraltar nf these parts, l doled tight
as n drum mid the 2,i)fw or tnoro persons
who have deposits there to the amount of
nbout f l,(Miii,ii(iii will hae to wait for
their money for awhile at least.
They will not Ket It hy Christmas In
any cvuit, although (he officials and the
hank cxnmlncis Instil that In the end no
body will lose n cent and that the ancient
Institution ewuttinlly will he nhlc to re
TIih bank has been under examination
hy the. Connecticut State Hanking Depart
nient for two wieks, hut nohody had th
least Idea that anything was wrong. The
Kent nil Impression was that the auditors
were simply nctlng m accordance with
the new bunking law and were going over
the hooks largely as u rormallty.
Tho law orders an audit every five
years. Tho hooks or this bank hadn't
been audited In forty-three years. Con
sequently the surprise at the action to
day Is nlmost beyond estimate.
Notice I'm bj llliimllicr.
The notice put up by N. ft. I.lppltt of
Norwich and Fred I'. Holt of Hartford,
the hank examine! , merely said that the
Institution was closed until the accounts
could he examined lti accordance with the
banking law ,
The examiners later, however, gave out
this statement :
"We are im.ihle to erlfy the accounts
nnd the dler puuey Is of Mich it nature
that In safety to all the depositors we
Male cloed tho hank. nd It Is now In our
charue. We antlclpite th.it we shall llnd
the cuiidltlnns due to errors In accounting
mid a thorough audit l now under way.
Ah soon as we arrive ut the actual condi
tions e shall Issue ,i tatetnent to the
Just whit this "discrepancy" Is neither
Mr. I.lppltt nor Mr. Holt would -ay About
$ to.timi s un.iccnutited for. but the exam
li.ers and otllcIaU hope to (lnd the missing I
sum somewhere In the pages or the ledners
ii nd eisli book" everybody seems to
HKiee tiit there li.ia been no defalcation.
Depoltnis hunted up the bank offi
cials in their himiis and places of busi
ness and wanted to know what was what
and whethti- their Christmas money
would be fin Incoming.
"Don't worry." was the reply to all In
qulreis. "The bank Is ns sound as a
dollar, and you'll net buck cent for cent.
Hut we can't "ay when,"
Willis II. Wilcox, long one of
Greenwich's lending cltlrns and a Civil
War eteimi, has I n president of the
savings brink for about six years. All
he would say was:
"The bank Is closed for thirty days.
There is no default, and everybody will
get his money hiuk. We will continue
business as soon ,n th examlneis will
Other off trials weie not so optimistic
about the Institution slaying closed for
only thirty dus. One man put It as
high as thrte month". Meanwhile the
only thing to he done Is to net all the
books from depositors and check up the
accounts to see when the missing thou
It was the discovery that the bank's
stat mint did not tally witli the figures
got by the auditors that caused the sus
pension. T'ie books had been kept In
the. same way cei since 1S70,
They always got along all right In the
Old days and they concluded that there
was not any ni-d of changing. They
simply went on accepting deposits, lend
ing them out on good secuiltles. invest
ing carefully In real estate and paying
Intirist at the rat? of 4 per cent, a year,
never once suspecting that the new laws
would r,et them Into trouble.
("on Id .il llcllcvs Hiumlnrrs.
They would baldly believe It when th
examiners told them something was
wrong and that before they could go fur
thei bland new bookkeeping anil bunking
methods would have to lie adopted.
There are probably few Institutions like
the (lrenwli h Savings Hank In the coun
try. Founded in 17J by prosperous old
nsldents of tho town, it has weathered
every financial storm since without a
lulver and has steadily Increased Its
lepiitatlon and business. It Is housed
In h queer, little old building of one story,
with two small safes In the back, behind
un old fashioned Franklin burner, and
not the sign of a bar on door or window,
it simple lock setvlug all purposes.
The only clerk the Institution has had
In twcnty-llvo years Is William Ferris, the
cashier, bookkeeper, teller, Ac, Ordinary
business he has tended to nil by himself.
When there was a rush he would simply
press a button that rang it little bell In
John Hryden's shoe store, next door, and
Charles K. Metritt, who now fills John
Drydcn's shoes, would come In and help
out, Mcrritt Is secretary and treasurer
of the bank.
Among the directors are Mr. Wilcox,
whoHn son Is cashier nf tho Greenwich
National Hank: ex.Judgu Kred Hubbard,
former Town Highway Commissioner Nu
thanlel A. Knapp. ex. Assessor Hilts K.
Mend, ISIItnniih Mead and other solid
Mr, Merrill answered all Inquiries to
night In the shoe store. News of the
suspension had reached outlying districts
and people, begun to drive In to find out
about It. All appeared willing to give
the olllrcrs nnd directors every chance to
get things Into shape to continue busi
ness, In Hill! IMC, nr.. nr. was on deposit In
the haul; and 131,151 was paid out in
Interest. The next Interest payment was
tu he on January I, 1!H4,
It Is said that tlm deposits Increased this
year so as to bring tho total to somewhat
nun u than l.DuO.OOi).
The ofllclals deny that there have been
Hiiy had business deals and say that no
examination will show theni to havo dons
nnythlng wrong. It Is said that the town
iilid borough of Greenwich both have bor
rowed money from the hank on notes and
that some of the loans have not been re
paid yet. The bank's New York agent Is
the Union Trust Company,
Most of the hank's accounts are small,
averaging about ll.rioo: a few, though,
run over 16,000. A majority of the de
positors urn tho old time families.
Persons who havo come here since the
town becamn a subuilmn community gen
erally deposit In the Greenwich National
an4 Ue Greenwich Trn-i, both of whisk
BAT MvUf teBWUauta.
"MONA LISA" IS
FOUND AT LAST
Continued mm FIrsf i'oye.
ancient In art burst Into the Parisian
studio of a leader of the ultrHtnodernlsts
on the afternoon of August 22, Mil, and
sobbed out the Information that Leonardo
da Vinci's "La Joconde," the name by
which France knows the picture that
Kngllsh speaking peoples call "Mona Lisa,"
had Just been stolen from tho Suloti Carre
of the Louvre, the ullraniodernlst Is said
to have remarked lightly without Inter
rupting bis work, "Qu'est ce que c.t peUt
bleu me falre?" or "Welt, what of If"
To exery one except the ultramodcrnlst
ami perhaps a fiw of his colleagues, how
ever, the theft of the picture was looked
upon ns a world calamity, especially when
exclttd l'urls begn to htar stories that
the painting not only had been stolen but
destroyed, one fear was that a lunatic
had slashed the canvas beyond restora
tion; another that an employee of the
Louvre had accidentally ruined the pic.
ture and had made away with the wreck
age In a moment of terror.
Hxcltnble I'arls was in an uproar. For
a long time there had le-m fieated criti.
cism by Parisians against the Louvre
authorities for alleged slipshod guardian
ship of the nation's art treasures. Once
tho public learned from the columns of
the rmp that "La Joconde," following
many false rumors of Its disappearance,
really had been stolen this time, there
was a public upheaval worthy of the
very best efforts of the I'arlslun populace.
Here was one of the world's vi ry great
est plctuies, to which for four centuries
Trance, above nil her art trtasures, hsd
the most Indefeasible right to own King
Francis I. personally had bought the
painting from the aitlst himself for the
then "record" price of 4.U0O ducats
I ii bout $9,2011). The art loving king had
then brought hts treasured possession to
France, where during the four centuries
to follow "Mona Lisa" was handed down
from monarch to monarch, treated re
spectfully during four revulutlons. escaped
even the nndnls nf the Commune and
finally was to be torn Ignnnitninusly from
the walls of the Baton Carre on a peace
ful Parisian morning.
The original of the lady whose smile
throughout the centuries has caused
volumes to be written volumes that rang
from serious and authoritative criticism
to seriously suitlmentnl vaporlngs from
half baked brains who read anything you
want Into the lady's smlb was Lisa
Uherardlnl, member of an ancient Neapoli
tan family, w-ho In 1455 married n
citizen of prominence In Florence, Fran
cesco del (ilocondo.
About five years after her marriage
the lady began to sit for tho portrait
that was to make her Immortal In art
history as Mona Lisa del (Ilocondo. From
1500 to 1.10-t da Vinci Is said to have
w omen uu wic l mi lilt- IXIIIIUMK l! ,
saui ceriumi in uitve oeen umsiieu prior
to 1506. In lbs original title the picture
was "La Olocondn," to Florence, to be
changed to "La Joconde" by France.
It has born written on good authority
that Leonardo during the almost countless
sittings employed buffoons and vocal and
Instrumental musicians to keep his model
amused, so that Madonna Lisa might
smlln as she posed, even though sittings
might grow wearisome. Thereafter where
the uninformed impulace and oven writers
trained in criticism saw merely a picture
nf a woman smiling oddly there have been
critics of weight to whom the portrait was
always a supremely Imaginative work of
"The smile and the name," wrote Htr
Claude Phillips shortly after the plcturo
disappeared from the Louvre, "are by this
time Inextricably Interwoven, and the title
of La Jooonde will ever call up the
glance., which Is not so much one of
youthful buoyancy and Joy In existence as
an Interrogation penetrating Into the very
being of the onlooker, hut allowing no
penetration, no divination on his part In
Francis I who sheltered and helped In
many ways the embittered, disappointed
master In the last years of the Florentine
painter's life, originally hung the picture
in the royal palace at Fontalnobleau.
The art loving monarch called It his
dearest possession. Then In later days
when the picture passed to the Louvre It
held the attention not only of Paris but of
tourists from all over the world up to the
tlm of Its disappearance more than two
Hours before the Louvre opened Its
doors to the general publlo on the day the
picture was missed a workman cleaning
the galleries about 7:30 o'clock that
morning pointed to the "Mona Lisa," and
remarked to another cleaner that here
was "tho costliest picture In tho world."
The plcturo Is supposed to have been
stolen about two hours later,
About 2 o'clock In the afternoon when the
loss nf the picture had been reported
visitors to the galleries, Including many
Americans, were quietly Informed that the
museum was about to be closed for the
day. They departed, nnd thereupon offi
cials begun a frantic search for th pic
ture In the hope that It had been removed
nnthoiltatlvely, perhaps to he photo
fcTimhd. Hut the search was fruitless,
whereupon tho Kub-Hecretary of Fin
Arts, M. DuJardln-Beaumctz, was called
M. Dujardln-tlenumetz in turn notified
the police. A search for the ti ensure then
began, which Included siiutiny of bag
giig? r.t ports and railway stations, but
without result. From tim to time
stories have come from world capitals or
from obscure villages that t hi picture
had been found, but always the stories
proved to be false.
One offer of ll.oon.oon for the picture a
few years ago was refiis-.il scornfully
Again the Hrltish Go eminent was said
to have offered France .".0nn,0fiii for the
"Mona Lisa." When In 1H0 the picture
disappeared tcmpoi irlly from the walls
of the Inivre, Pnrls grew iilted oer a
story that the painting had been stolen.
The louvre authorities Insisted to the
ciamortrs thai tin "Mona Lis i" merely
was being photographed, but the Isnile
v.irds for some days Insisted that u New
Yorker of meat wealth, "whose Initials
are J. K W W," so Parisian rumor ran.
had obtained the pMme The stories
spread until the painting was r- placed.
FOSDICK MAY RULEDAYTON.
Hx- oitiiiilaxliiner nf ('counts Mr
(irt Place lloiiaetell llefnacd.
Hepresentstlves of the commissioners
who govern lMytnn. Ohio, nr.- coming to
New York to look Into the qualifications
of ex-Commissioner or Accounts Itaymnnd
H. Fosdlck for the office- of manager of
Dayton. The position of manager com
bines the usual duties of the Mayor with
the duties of a number of othtr 'officials,
and the place pays. In Imyton. S25.0U0
a year. The term Is for four yeats.
The Ohio city voted for the new form
of goicrnmetit following the diststrous
floods of List summer. President V.
son is said to be following the experiment
with the greatest Interest mid the choice
of Mr. I'osdnk, It Is said, would bo en
tirely In accordance with the President's
PLAY BY WIGS AND CUES.
llriimntlc Clnh Produces
"Mice mill Men."
Wigs and Cues, tho dramatic club of
Ilarnard Collr ge, g.nc a performance of
Madeleine I.ucetrc Ityley's "Mice and
Men" :tt the llrlnkcrhoff Theatre In
Itrlnkerhoff Hall lust night. The principal
roles were plaed by M Kenny 14. as
.lfurV Hwbiiry, M. Schorr, 'II. as Cupf.
ileurtie l.mrll: and Is.tblc Randolph, '14,
as I'i'BBV. Miss Randolph's acting In
particular won generous applause.
The performance was under the direc
tion of the lio.ird of directors of Wigs and
Cues, of which J. Unger. '14, Is chairman,
and of which IAan Virginia C Glider
sleeve nnd Trof. Charles Sears llaldwln
are faculty members. Some of the patrons
were Mrs. Charles Bears Hitldwln. Mrs.
Nicholas Murray llutbir, Mrs. George W.
Jenkins, Mm. Adolph Ochs, Mrs. J, Hont
ley Rquler, Jr., thu Hev. Dr. Charles II.
Parkhuret and Nathan Straus, Jr.
OLEAS0N ACCUSED OF FRAUD.
Appointee for V. . Attorney Is .Surd
In a suit Mod In the Supreme Court
yesterday John H. (llrason, recently ap
pointed by President Wilson to bo L'nltod
atatia Attorney for tho northern dis
trict of New York, Is charged, with Ku
geno McLean, another attorney, of de
frauding tho widow of Jim Kennedy, tho
gambler, out of $35,000 through Induc
ing her to sign "an uwonsclonablo
Tho plaintiff married Kennedy twenty
three years prior to his death on June
20, 1010, Bhn alleges that McLean, who
whs hor husband's attorney and the
executor of his will, told her that lier
marriage was not valid, and that she
ought to have some, ono to protect her In
terests and that Gleason could do It bet
tor than any one else.
Bhe says she engaged Oleason nnd that
by reanon of "fear and duress" she as
signed ii paper transferring to him one
fonrtli of her entire Interest In her hui-
band's estate. She says she paid him
135,000 out of her sharo of the estate for
iio-vsiui consiueiauon, ono cnargos mat
Oleason never rendered any services to
her other than to represent her on the
settlement of Me I can's accounts as her
Jim Kennedy's place In West Thirty
second street was one of the gambling
houses that ran unmolested for years.
MRS. FLAGLER KEEPS DOWER,
Husband's Florida, Divorce Not
Illndlusr on Her Heirs.
It developed In tho Hupremo Court yes
teiduy that nlthough the Into Henry M,
Flagler divorced bis first wife, Ida M.
Flatter, In Floilda, on the ground of her
Insanity, tho divorce Is not binding In
this Htats so far as the first Mrs. Flagler's
dower Interest In Mr. Flagler's real estate
here I concerned.
This became known when Andrew
Kreedman. committee of the property of
Mrs, Flugler, asked for tho appointment
of a referee to determine whether or not
he should accept a settlement from th
Flagler ettato for the Incompetent's
The court appointed Phoenix Incrnham
100,000 FILMS TO CRY
$1,000 FOR LOST GIRL
Jessie McCann's Face, and De
scription to Be Flashed
on Movlo Screen 8.
.NO CONDITIONS TO REWARD
Brother Organizes House
House Search an All
Th family of Jessie McCann, the young
church and social worker who disap
peared from her home, 438 East Twenty,
first street, Flatbush, have decided to
employ on of the agencies which failed
to locate Pork Commissioner Stover.
They have arranged with a moving pic
ture concern, which has a plant not far
from them In Flatbush, to put the girl's
picture on a film.
It Is hoped that 10,000 of these films
can be sent nut next week, and that
within two weeks tho patrons of
more than 100,000 moving picture thea
tres will bo mndo familiar with her ap-
unlike th picture used in the searcn i nociion 01 n nre in ony evening say is
for Commissioner Btover these will not l"Kht by Hugh Constable, tho nrtlst's
h ,,.i., (..... v.-r-. . grandson, to be n study of the burning
be moving pictures, as Miss McCann never of Westminster as seen by his grand
had any taken. They will be several father from llampateiid Heath,
portraits of the girl. In different cos. . The watercolors of the collection show
tutnes. I many sides of Constable's work, some of
A description of the girl will be flashed i J'1'1" ,fr"h"""',,'?.r', n'"1 ,le,r ,ln-
on the screens at the same time, together i
with the Information that Ilobert O. Me-
Cann, the girl's father, on'ers 11.000 re
ward for any Information which will lead
to her recovery.
This reward was another new feature
"There are no strings to the reward
at all," salt! Robert a. McCann. Jr.,
speaking for his father. "It does not
require the arrest or conviction of any
body. Hope to Combat Humor.
"Of course our main object In offering
this reward Is to stimulate Interest In the
search, but we also want to show that
thero Is no skeleton In th- close! We
have held nothing ftoni th" detectives
or the reporters.
"A number of persons who were origi
nally friendly to the case have turned
against us now since Thomas .lay (Ilea
son of 121fi (lleimiore road withdrew his
offer of a reward of 11.000.
"His withdrawal of that off'T was the
worst blow the case has lecelved. Il
ade the offer voluntarily after he bad 1
asked me if he had our permission. I 1
told him that we would be thankful for
anything, so he mde the offer.
"Afttr he withdrew It he called me up
nnd said he had an apology to make ;
that he feared he had don" us harm. I
told him he certainly old ha n ri apology
to make and thit he could ifer do any
ling to offset that Injury."
As far as definite clues to work upon
go, there are r.nn Ilobert (. McCann.
Jr., firmly believes that hl siter, with
a lost memory. Is be ns ear ! for in
some house between Pr '-pect P.i'k nnd
Coney Iland by vnm woman who doe
not read the newspapers, He has i l.un.'d
to organize a searching party I morrow
of flOO ir 700 young men to go Hirouirh
rutbtisli thoroughly It w.'.l . ir-ist of i
members of the Apolo Club if M. Muki
Church, where the lrl worshipped, mem
bers of the Kpworth League anJ Alpha
Oanima Phi. fraternity brothers of Har
rison McCann, a brother.
The DeLotig lodge uf the. Huy.il Arca
num last night decided to make a c ,r
cularlzed appeal to members, ,-sif!na a
cloe watch for Miss McCann and glv.ng
her descr'pilon and picture.
Through a friend of the fam.ly it has
tuen ori'Hiiged to havo n description of
the rlH sent to all the Catholic loans
and mmttilej near N'cw York.
Three vague clues turned up yester
day, but no stock was taki n In any of
them. Ono of them was from Maiden,
Mass., but the girl referred to as ii'n.
(pii-iiily Identified as not be.ng Mi Mc
Cann. Neither Hubert (.!. McCann, Jr. tur
1 elective llrlerton placo any took in fie
Ph.'.idvlphla clue, which took them t thit
city on Thursday.
Mr. McCann asked Tub Hin yesterday
to deny that Miss McCann had read a let
ter from Wendell Hqulres, the Columbia
Schco' of Mines student, nt thu hreikfa-t
tab'e the day she disappeared, and then
had hurst Into tears.
"She didn't read the letter, nlthough It
arrlicd," he said. "Thu tears came uf
hei nervousness. As she went out she put
the. letter In her jiocket, saying she'd re.iJ
It on the trolley car. That ! why
haien't turned It over to the police."
Mrs, Moultou Iloulita Letter.
Mrs. Isabella Moulton, mother of Mahel
Vera Moulton, Id years old. who has been
missing from her home, E30 West
street, since a week ago last Wednesday,
received the following letter from Phila
delphia yesterday :
"Dear Mom: Do not worry. I don't
want to come home. I am all light. Don't
sand tho police, after me. Your daughter,
Mrs. Moulton Is not satisfied that the
handwriting Is that nf her daughter, and
still suspects foul play, title Is not sure
that the letter was written In Philadel
phia although It was mailed from t.iere.
and suspects definitely a person of her
acquaintance who has relatives in Phila
delphia. '1 believe the detectives are now on the
right track," she said, "and I can't sav
further Just now for fear of warn.r.g the
mail I mean."
CARNEGIE SCOFFS AT PANIC.
Calls Iteports of Bnslnesa Depres
sion All "Tomnij rot."
Washinoton, Doc. 12. Andrew Carne
gie takes little stock In rumors of busi
ness depression either present or Impend
ing. At tho White rlouso to-day, when
asked what he thought or the general
business outlook, Mr. Carnegie said :
"These recent reports of Impending
widespread business depressions are all
i i rililrtl Vrfll
n0 expressed the view that business
1 generally was In a healthy condition and
that while here ami there depresslnuH
might be noted, dun to local conditions,
these were temporary.
December 29, 1913
$12 $14 $15
(Accordlnr to hotel selected)
Alltieeesury expenses from New York.
Proportionate feres from other points.
Descriptive booklet on request to d. T.
Boyd. Division l'ssenrrr Acent.tlU KlfUi
Avenue, (Cor. SO-.h tit.) Now York, N. V..
or nearest Ticket Agrnt,
Pennsylvania R. R.
CONSTABLE GROUP BHOWH.
Largest by This Artist Kver Hrnagtit
to This Canntry,
An exhibition of a most unusual char
acter will open to the public In the Enrich
galleries, 707 Fifth avenue, on Monday.
It Includes sixty-nine nalntlns-s and water-
colors by tho great English landscaplst,
John Constable, and la the largest group
of hi works ever brought to this coun-
iry. ii is ownea py Joseph Calm or
Th collection enmo to Mr. Cahn di
rectly from members of tho Constable
family, having been bought Irom th
heirs of John Constable's second son,
Capt. Holding Constable. They were Cdif.
ford, Hugh, Cyril nnd Eustace Constable
nnd their sister, Mrs. McKlnnon. Th
examples rango from tho artist's youth
ful work to those of his maturest years.
All phases of his talent are shown, from
the landscape painted on as escutcheon
at tho age of 14 and dedicated to his
mother to landscapes of tho broadest
One of the most Important canvases Is
the "Dell. Helmlngham Vnle." with
brown trees painted In a strong decora
tive fashion iilov.i a charming brook. This
picture Is among those engraved by David
Lucas In tho well known work published
under the supervision nf Constable him
self. The "Church unit Vlcarago" Is In
an earlier manlier, rather tight and hard
as to the brush wor-. hut thnrmiffhlv
pleasing In subject. The church of the1
picture Is on a bank by a road, quaint In ,
architecture and neighboring the amusing
old world vicarage, above which a bright I
fresh, typical sky Is painted. I
The "Valley of the Thye" shows a wide
stretch of country, and was painted on the
nrtlst's trip to the lake region. It re-
cords the point "furthest north" In his
travels In Kngland, which never were ex-
I l,n,lv. A ...all nlAd.H .. ...
-...', c ..,,n,, viu,0 inni nu.jwn n ir
r,n-., ... utftivr. llirill, niiu mo
property of Joseph Cahn, are some paint
ings and watercolors of the great Turner,
of Honlngtnn and nf David Cox. The
pictures may be seen at i.ui'n
OUSTS BAYONRE BANK FORCE.
KrceMer llelleverl to Have Konad
Discrepancies In Hooks,
Ilecelver Chapman of the First National
Hank of Hayonno dlscharned all the em
ployees last night. This Is taken to In
dicate that the receiver has discovered
something unusual In his examination of
L'ly rumors are spreading through the
j city to the ffeet that some of the large
depositors friendly with the officers of
the bank were Informed of the Impending
f.-illnie, snd on Saturday withdrew their
in the other hand, It Is said that one of
the dcpo.ltois went to the bank and de
iwslted JS00 on Saturday morning. As he
had a bill of I'iOO to pay In Manhattan
he took ,i certified ch.ck for that amount
and on Monday tendered the check at a
M mh.ittan hank and was told that the
First National Hank had refused to honor
The belief grows, In view of tho fact
that Ilecelver Chapman was for two
wci k previous to the closing nf the bank
nt that institution and has been there one
wee!; since It closed, that the bank will
not pay dollar for dollar In settlement.
Vlce-Ptesldent Vreland last night said
the bank ofllclals were hopeful of paying
everybody In full, but It mlnht take some
SCHMIDT CONFESSION '
IS READ TO THE JURY
iH'inils of Anna AuiiiulIer'H
Dentil hVoitoil in Gcn
Details of the manner In which Anna
Aumuller met her death at the hands
of Hans Schmidt wero told to the Jury
at hU trial for murder before Judge Fos
ter In Uencral Hesslons jeaterday.
Three wltnesees were heard. Including
Dr. Arnold (!. Leo of 508 Weit 13.'.th
street, who was Schmidt's physician. Ho
gavo evidence concerning the conduct of
Schmidt that former District Attorney
Olcoti, his counsel, construed to be fa
orablo to his client. Two pollco
witnesses who followed him gave damag
.ng testimony in the form of a confession
made by Schmidt the night of his arrest
and taken down hy a stenographer, who
read the story to the Jury.
Schmidt failed to show the slightest In
tel est In the proceedings and barely
turned his hoad when Anna's bloodstained
wedding ring was exhibited to tho Jury
Th knlfo and saw need were marked In
ivideiice. The many women present
craned their necks to got a sight of thtse
Throughout the confession made to the
police Schmidt contended that his act had
been directed by St. Kdiaheu and that
he had killed Anna because he loved
Detective John J. O'Connell, who wrote
out the confession, was on the witness
stand most of the afternoon. He will be
followed by another stenographer for the
District Attorney, who also heard a con
fssion from Schmidt, but In that one he
made no reference tu St. Elizabeth and
gimi no such excuse that he killed her
because h loved hor.
Police inspector Faurot. who arrested
Schmidt nfter he had confessed, told In
detail of the finding of certain evidence
lu the rectory of St. Joseph's Church. The
most Important exhibit found was the
marriage certificate that born on the back
of It thu signatures of the deceased and
Schmidt. It did not show tho nam of
the otllclatlng clergyman.
The otlker told of going to the rectory
nt 11:30 o'clock on the night of Septem
ber 13 nnd asking for Father Schmidt.
He, with two other officers, was admitted
to tho house by Father CJulun, who sum
moned Schmidt. When they had the
prisoner alono the inspector confronted
him with u photogrnph of the dead girt.
After warning him that nnythlng ho
might say could be used against him
Faurot said to Schmidt;
"Did you kill her?" This he repented
throe times before Schmidt answered In
II faint voice "Yes "
Assistant District Attorney Delehanty
then had the Inspector describe to the
cuuit tho general appearance of the de
fendant. Ho declared him to havo been
In ii highly nervous state.
Inspector Fautot left the stand to allow
O'Connell to read Into the record a tran
script of the conflon Bchmldt made to
i incm. it was a cold recital of a brutal
crlnio committed about midnight of
August 31. while Anna slept In her bed In
I the flat ho had rented for her, He first
cut her throat and then finished the lob
in the bathtub.
I IIu did not recall how many parts he
had made, but thought about u doien
These, he disposed of the following day
by dropping them from a Fort Lee ferry
boat. Dr. I.eo testified that Schmidt had
spoken frequently to him of his love for
Anna and said he was considering giving
up the priesthood that he might marry
her Dr. I.en said he advised against
In answer to Questions put by Judge
oieott the doctor said that Bchmldt had
complained of severe pains In his head
and that he had treated him for them. He
had also observed acts that led him to tho
opinion that he was at least "eccentilc."
j The case' will bo continued on Monday.
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Wall Street Thinks Wh Belief
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STOCK AT NEW LOW MA UK
Financier's Influence. In tho
Past. Has Been to Up
A rumor spread through th financial
district yesterday that William Itockefol
ler, who has long been a director of the
New Haven railroad. Is a heavy buyer
at present prices and that ho Intends to
buy much more stock If the price suits
him. It Is said that Mr. Rockefeller Is
a firm believer In the road nnd Is willing
to back up his Judgment by largo acquisi
tions of stock.
He Is said to have expressed privately
nn opinion that basically the road Is all
right and that In good hands It might be
put upon Its feet nnd become a profitable
Heavy sales yesterday confirmed the
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of the New Hnven stock. The valuo de
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another new low record Hrokers who
have been Identified with tho Rockefeller
Interests were buyers, and 3,s35 shares
changed hands, which is almost as heavy
trading as the record tiny of Thursday.
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lodged with any group of financiers be
cause of actual ownership of the stock.
J. f Morgan A Co. have been the dom
inating Influence in New Haven nfr.ilrx
through proxies they had from scattered .
Interests In New I In veil. Institution hold- .
Ings and thousands of small Investore.
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In so many hands that It In not thought i
that Mr Rockefeller tntends to purcl..ie- j
actual stork control, even If he could,
but the feeling Is that ho hss a Mroni;
faith In the future of the ru.nl and in- I
tends to Increase largely his holdings at
preserjt low prices.
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has been healthful In the past It bus
been regit rded as dominant in the Chbagn,
Milwaukee and St i'nul, nnd vct strong
In the Lackawanna nnd I'nlon I'.irlth
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of New Haen stock the io.nl will he put
on a strong foundation, the profits will
be put back Into the road until the mad
does not need them further, nnd the only
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efficient plant, capable of doing Its best
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terested In the road would be siitllclent to
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millions would he at hand In care of tem
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the lowest before the close.
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Maine on the Hoston exchange. That
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BLAMES MURDER ON FRAHM.
lr. tin fT ii in saa Other Mini"
Killed lliiNlmml nml Child.
S.m.a.m kca, N Y Dec. II. Mrs. Cyn
thia lluffiim, 'ldlctcd for the murder of
le r husband, Willis ltulfum, to-night ac
cused I'rnest Frahin, her alleged lover, of
being the cause of her misfortunes.
'I am not guilt,' she said, although
District Attorney Coles asserts she had
made a full confe-sion. lu which shn im
plicated the oung ftumer. Frahm was
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ll chill ge of mutilel- 111 the til Kt degree.
"I h.i I a happy home, a kind hmband
.l id liixatil" children," she said. "I cared
for them will all my heart until I met
Five of the prisoner's seven children
mere found suffering from arsenical
poisoning, which, phs!elans say, was the
cause of her husband's death. One of
them, a tl ) e.ir-old boy, died.
The District Attorney says the woman
confessed pouring n:i aisenlc solution
used fi.i fattening horsi Into her hus
b,ind'k food. Anal sis of the stomach
showed arsenic had been Injected Inlo the
s.istini (liir.lig a period of six weeks.
I'pmi a ph sliiati'a statement that Mrs
rtiitfii'ii shows (initiations of being a dip
soiian.i the defence m.n construct a
pica of insanity The date of the trial
w ill be set Monday.
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