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FIVE SUCCUMBED TO DISEASE
NEW 'VICTIMS ARE ITALIANS
Twenty.One Additional Cases Appear
In New Orleans— Alabama's
Quarantine Even More
tllng up of the town. No other case In
Louisiana outside of New Orleans ha*
been reported in the last two or three
It . is generally believed here that
when the present sickness pa sues New
Orleans will not seek to regain the fruit
trade which has now been diverted to
Mobile, unless the fruit companies are
■willing to submit to regulations which
wilt- make Impossible the Introduction
of fever. It is almost universally the
opinion that, Important as this trade
hag "become. It is not sufficiently profit
able for the city to run again the rl*k
of a recurrence of the present ex
Much distress is beginning to appear
among the Italian population growing
out of the practical expulsion of the
fruit business from Louisiana on ac
count of the ■ quarantines and relief
-work, and is one of the tasks which
the Italian societies and citizens' com
mittees will now have to address them
selves to. While the six-day detention
order of the board of health lasts all
the lines which have been , operated
from the steamers Into New Orleans
"will divert their ships to Mobile, and
this will have the effect of throwing
thousands of .laborers, many of them
Italians, out of employment. The
average Italian here has half a dozen
iri;his family and some times the chil
dren number ten or more, and with
that many to . feed the head of the
family cannot long remain in idleness
•without appealing to public charity.
Under the circumstances these Italians,
who are not. in the fever district, are
asking that they be given employment
by the health authorities In the sani
tary and other work now going on, In
order .that they may not become pub
A meeting of representative Italians
has been held and permanent organi
zation formed A campaign of relief
and of education into the hygienic re
quirements of the situation has been,
decided upon. It was also resolved to
follow the advice telegraphed by Am
bassador Mayor Dcs Planches, and to
address all Italians in the. city ver
bally and by circular asking them to
pay ready obedience to the regulations
imposed by the health authorities.
Several thousand dollars have been
realized for relief and other work, all
ci. the societies having decided to
abandon the banquets and other enter
tainments they had planned and apply
the funds set aside for these purposes
in helping their countrymen in the
FEVER REFUGEES ARRIVE
Hotel Registers Show the Names of
Many southerners seeking refuge
from the ravages of yellow fever, now
prevalent in New Orleans, are coming
to; the Pacific coast states.
All the districts adjoining Louisiana
have placed a rigid quarantine upon the
pest-ridden state, but in spite of this
fact, there is a fear that the plague
may break over the boundaries set up
by the different health departments,
and a general exodus has begun.
The hotel registers yesterday bore an
unusual number of signatures of those
coming from Mississippi, Alabama and
southeastern Texas, and managers of
two of the larger hotels said that from
the number of applications for rooms
which they had received, they believed
the rush had only begun.
The temperate climate of Southern
California, the absence of all conditions
which are conducive to the disease, and
the fact of a large attraction in the
Portland exposition farther north has
caused the exodus to turn in this di
A similar condition was noted several
years ago when the south was threat
ened with an epidemic of the fever.
Passenger travel to the east is giving
the' southern states a wide berth, and
many of those who are already In the
eastern states and had expected to re
turn by the southern gateway, have
had their tickets changed so that they
may go by the northern route.
SHOT TRYING TO ESCAPE
Two Italians Killed and Three Seri.
By Associated Preis.
MERIDIAN. Miss., July 81.— Dr.
Donald, state health officer in charge of
Hattlesburg and points below that plac»,
reported to the Meridian Star today
that five Italians attempting to escape
In the detention camp near Lumber
ton; Miss., were fired upon by a cordon
of "guards. Two were killed and three
seriously Injured. The guards repeat
edly called on the fugitives to halt but
no attention was paid to their orders.
Dr. Donald reported only one case at
Lumberton, the original one. The
patient is getting well.
Trains Must Not Stop
Hy Associated Prea*.
. MOBILE, Ala., July 31.- The city of
Laurel, Miss., has notified the officials
of the Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City
railroad thi£ it must send its train*
CHAIRMAN 0. W. LONGDON
through that place at the rate of thirty
miles an hour owing to the fever con
tnglon. Hattlesburg, Ml*s., has sent
word that no tickets must be sold to
Hnttlesburg at any point.
OP -WATER RIGHTS
Continued From Pace On».
water rights, is particularly optimistic.
Yesterday he said:
"According to the state law the city
has the right to Issue bonds to the
extent of fifteen per cent of the state's
valuation of property In the city. Los
Angeles property Is assessed at $157,
000,000, which would allow us to issue
$23,500,000 bonds at the present time.
We have already outstanding bonds
amounting to $5,500,000, leaving a mar
gin of $18,000,000.
"I believe the water rights can be
purchased and the aqueduct built for
$17,000,000, but of course It will take
several years to complete the work.
In the last year Los Angeles property
increased in value $30,000,000. If this
rate of increase keeps up we can. do
the work, even if it should cost $22,000,
000, and still keep well Inside our limit."
When asked how much time would
be required to build the proposed sys
tem, Superintendent Mulholland re
plied: "The final surveys will take
from six to eight months. Then, after
the route has been determined upon,
we will build the generating plant on
the Owens river and construct a power
line between the valley and Los An
geles to' furnish power all along the
line for the construction work.
"We will build the aqueduct and tun
nels ourselves. That Is our custom. We
do not let contracts, but hire the men.
Then we see that the work is done
right and as fast as possible.
"There will be a number of tunnels
and we shall bore them aIL at once.
Some of them are to be so slt'ated that
we can sink shafts at stated distances
and work from several points. In this
way the work will be rushed as fast as
possible. The conduit itself will take
considerable time, but we can. tackle
the Job in a great many places and so
hurry it through. It is such " a big
proposition, however, that It will take
three or four years to complete It."
COMMITC SUICIDE BY
TAKING CARBOLIC ACID
Reno Man Becomes Despondent
Through Being Out of Work and
Dies in Great Agony
By Associated Press.
RENO, Nev., July 31.— With the world
apparently against him and with no
prospect of bettering his condition, J.
A. Forsyth swallowed the contents of
a bottle of carbolic acid today, and,
after suffering great agony, died. The
deed was committed in the B. & W.
hotel at Sparks, close to this city.
Forsyth was quite well known here,
having been one of the first members
of the Eagles of this city. He was a
carpenter by occupation, and being out
of work, it is thought he became de
spondent and ended his life. Relatives
reside in California, but their exact
whereabouts ai present Is unknown. •
SECRETARY SHAW WILL
RETIRE FROM CABINET
Withdrawal Expected Next February,
When He Will Have Completed
Three Years In Office
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON. July 31.— Secretary
Shaw's announced Intention of retiring
from the cabinet will. It is understood,
be put' into effort In February, when
the secretary will retire after rounding
out three years as head of the treasury
department. ' |;
Intimate friends here say that Shaw
will follow the lead of his predecessor,
Lyman J. Gage, and become the head
of one of the largest New York trust
JAPAN OBTAINS FRESH
PRIVILEGES IN KOREA
By Associated Press
SEOUL, Korea, July 30.— (Delayed In
transmission)— Japanese influence lm»
finally secured free coast and inter
navigatlon privileges In Korea. The
concession was passed by the cabinet
after some weeks of consideration.
Several cabinet ministers who were
unwilling to grant the concessions re
signed and thus shirked an unavoidable
BAIRD 18 APPOINTED
Special to The Herald.
WASHINGTON, July Sl.— Llewellyn
Baird has been appointed a fourth
class . postmaster at Balrdstown, Los
Angelea county, vice " Samuel A.
Kenison. ' .
LOS ANGELES HEKALD: TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1, 1905.
TO ASK STATE FOR
BIG CUT IN TAXES
SUPERVISOR WILL APPEAL TO
WISH 25 PER CENT DECREASE
Chairman O. W. Longdon Will Pr«.
sent Petition to the State Equal.
Izers In North With Hopes
Ag an outcome of the recent trouble
between the board of supervisors, sit
ting fis equalizers. And the taxpayers
of Los Angeles county, Chairman O. W.
Longdon of the board Is preparing to
Journey north next month to the meet
ing of the state bonrd of equalization
and put In a petition from this county
for a horizontal cut of .28 per cent on
all assessments. '•• '.'
The proposition to request the cut
was entered at the meeting of the
board yesterday, and In view of the
strenuous times of the equalization pe
riod, the members were only too glad
to find some way to settle the difficulty.
According to a statement made by
a member yesterday afternoon the
work of Assessor Ben Ward Is not left
out of consideration, nor do the super
visors consider him wrong in his esti
The trouble, according to the board,
rests with the state, in that Los An
geles is taxed far higher In proportion
to its population than any other county
in the state, and It Is to relieve this
condition that action Is taken.
Former Attempt Failed
Three years ago a clash occurred be
tween the local board and the tax
payers. Some sort of relief from the
heavy assessment was attempted at
that time and a delegation attended
the meeting of the state board with a
strong petition for reduction.
The reduction was denied, but the
levy on the other counties was raised
slightly In order to even up conditions
When. the last meeting of the super
visors of Los Angeles county occurred,
and not only the big corporation law
yers but representatives from firms of
all classes applied for a reduction, the
board considered a horizontal cut as a
quick means of relief, but the mem
bers were informed by the district at
torney that such action could be taken
only by the state board of equalization.
; TO REGISTER TODAY
Drawings Will Take Place at Provost,
\: ■ Utah, Beginning Au.
.: gust 17
By Associated Press. ■
SALTLAKE; July 31.— Promptly at 9
o'clock tomorrow, morning the registra
tion applicants for homestead entries
on the Uintah reservation will begin at
Provo, Prince and Vernal, Utah, and
Grand Junction, Colo. The drawing
will take place at Provo, beginning
August 17. Those in charge of the
drawing are Land Commissioner W. A.
Richards, John Dem of Salt Lake and
Irving Howbert of Colorado Springs.
More than 1000 strangers already have
arrived In Provo to await the registra
tion and drawing and the city Is like a
frontier town of half a century ago.
Tents cover the court house square and
all vacant lots, and scores of prairie
schooners are lumbering In from every
direction. Full provision has been made
for the entertainment j of all strangers
and ample police protection will be fur
ENGINE JUMPS TRACK
Turns Completely Over and Engineer
Thought Fatally Scalded
By Associated Press.
SANTA ROSA, July 31.— There was a
wreck tonight on the so-called Car
quinez branch of the Southern Pacific
road which is that part of the com
pany's line between Santa Rosa and
Vallejo. The wreck took place about
one mile from the Glen Ellen Home for
Feeble Minded Children, and the cause
of the accident is not yet known.
The train was on its way to this place
at about 7 o'clock tonight when the
engine Jumped the track and turned
completeely over. Engineer Clarke was
pinioned in the wreck and was so badly
scalded that he will probably not sur
slve. Other trainmen had narrow
The baggage and smoker also left the
track. None of the passengers were
hurt and they were taken to this plate
on a freight train.
DUTCH INFLICT SEVERE
PUNISHMENT ON NATIVEB
By Associated Press
AMSTERDAM, July 31.— The Dutch
expedition against the rebellious native
state of Boni, in the Island of Celebes,
one of the Sunday islands In the Ka.n
Indies, Inflicted severe punishment on
the natives, twenty-six of whom were
killed. The fortifications of Badjoewa,
one of the chief towns, were razed by
the guns of the warships.
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, July St.— Admiral Rojestven-
Bky's condition has made satisfactory
progress since the operation was per
formed on his forehead. He was able
to leave his bed and sit in a chair yes
terday. Pains in one foot, however,
prevented his walking freely, but no
cause for uneasiness exists. The ad
miral has expressed his sincere satis
faction at the treatment accorded him.
Po-ru-na Cures Catarrh In All Its Phases,
Whether In Aclultsjor_lnfants.
rr-m-nn the Only Medicine They llm-.
Mrs. Thresa Rooke, 258 N. Ashland
avenue, Chicago, 111., treasurer Ladies
of the Maccabees, writes:
"In our' home Peruna Is the only
medicine we have. Grandmother,
mother, father and child have all used
Peruna. It Is our great remedy for
catarrh of the stomach and head, colda
or female complaints, of which It has
"We find It of great value, when my
husband becomes worn out or catches
cold. A couple of dotes cure him. If
the baby has colic or any stomach dis-
orders a dosa or two cure her.
"I consider Peruna finer than any
doctor's medicine I have ever tried,
and I know as long as we have It In the
house we will all be able to keep In
SHOT THE TIRES
FULL OF HOLES
DARING AUTOMOBILE HOLD-UP
ROBBERS GET RICH BOOTY
Prominent Society People Stood Up in
Line While Highwaymen Strip
• Them of Their Money and
Special to The Herald.
CHICAGO, July 31.— A new terror has
appeared for the owners of- automo
biles. Footpads have discovered that
they are worth plucking, and the limit
of daring was reached late • ■ tonight
when three bandits held up a big tour-
Ing car containing two men and three
women, all prominent in society, and
relieved them of all their valuables,
netting about $1000.
The automobile was slowly climbing
a hill In a dark road near Winnetka,
a northern suburb, and the robbers
calmly stood at the top of the hill, and
as the car approached fired holes
through the tires.
Charles A. Woodruff, purchasing
agent of the Armour Car lines, was
driving the car. He and his friends
were forced to get out of the machine
and line up along the highway, while
one of the robbers went through them
and took everything in the way of
money and jewelry. Not a ring or
gem of any kind escaped.
After the robbery the bandits flrerl
several shots over the heads of the ter
rified victims and left them to grope
their way to the Winnetka police sta
tion, where the robbery was reported.
No arrests have been made.
Mr. Woodruff told the police that he
was accompanied by Mrs. Woodruff.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McClellan and Mrs.
H. G. Schlossman. :. 1,7?
Earlier In the evening the robbers
had fired a big barn at the other end
of Winnetka, thus drawing the atten
tion of the police and residents from
the scene of their operations.
This daring robbery has again re
vived the plan of having soldiers from
Fort Sheridan patrol the North Shore
district, as the local officers are power
less to cope with the desperate men
who are being driven out of Chicago.
OLIVE DRAB UNIFORMS
WILL BE CONFISCATED
Rank and File Look Too Much Like
Officers When Dressed
Up In Them
By Associated Press.
BENECIA, July 31.— An order has
Just been received at the Benecla bar
racks announcing that, all olive drab
uniforms now. in the possession of the
enlisted men must be confiscated at
In the whole United States army
there are, it Is said, but three hundred
of these olive drab uniforms among the
men, and of this number about seventy
are In the Benecla barracks.
The reason for this wholesale con
fiscation is that the enlisted men,' when
dressed in these uniforms, can hardly
be distinguished from the officers, and
on several occasions mistakes have
arisen through their, use.
AUTOMOBILE 18 UPBET,
WITH SERIOUS RESULTS
By Associated Pres»
SAN FRANCISCO, July 31.— An auto
mobile accident took place this after
noon in which t two person* were seri
ously injured.' -While returning ■ from
a drive to the beach, the machine, with
Mrs. rrnlrli-li. of Central Park, 1.. 1.,
Think* HlKlily of IV-ru-nn.
Mrs. M. Fredrich, Central Park, L.
1., N. V., writes:
"I thank you for your kindness In
answering my letters. I know your
treatment has done me wonderful good.
"When I first commenced to take it
I had catarrh of the throat and stom-
ach. I think highly of Peruna and
would not be without a bottle of it In
the house. '
"It is also good for breaking up colds
if taken In time. Even my little boy
will ask for it when he has a cold.
Wherever I can praise Peruna I will
Address Dr. S. B. Hartman, presi-
dent of The Hartman Sanitarium, Col-
umbus, Ohio, for free medical advice.
All letters are answered promptly
and held strictly confidential.
Mrs. Sol Camp of Goldfield, Nev., Mrs.
Baron and Chauffeur Karl Berlin on
board, skidded on descending a hill and
overturned in the vicinity of Nine
teenth avenue and H streets. Mrs.
Camp sustained innumerable contusions
and a broken rib, while Berlin' had a rib
fractured and received severe Internal
injuries. Mrs. Baron escaped uninjured.
DEATHS OF THE DAY
Edward Lyman Short, New York
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. JUly 31.— Edward Ly
man Short, general solicitor of the
Mutual Life Insurance company since
1895, died yesterday at his home in
this city from heart failure. He had
been HI since last May. Mr. Short was
widely known In the legal world as a
specialist in railway litigation, in
surance, taxation and corporation law,
and was the author of J numerous
pamphlets on these subjects.
Countess de Diesbach, Philadelphia
By Associated Press. .
PHILADELPHIA, July 31.—Informa
tion was received here today of the
death, in Paris, of the Countess de
Diesbach, who, previous to her mar
riage to the Count de Diesbach, a mem
ber of an old and distinguished Swiss
family, was Miss Meta McCall of
FALLS OUT OF WINDOW
WHILE SHAKING RUG
By Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO, July 31.— While
shaking a rug from a second story win
dow at 543 Haight street, Mrs. Phlllpine
Hellar, 65 years of age and feeble, lost
her balance and fell sixteen feet to the
ground below, striking on her heaO.
She sustained a broken collarbone and
an abrasion of the skull, which, It is
thought, may have been fractured. A
fatal result Is feared.
COTTON OPERATIVES TO
STRIKE FoR HIGHER PAY
By Associated Press
LONDON, July 31.— The Lancashire
cotton operatives have decided, by an
enormous majority, to strike on August
19, unless the advance in wages de
manded by them Is conceded. During
the past week a ballot on the question
of striking has been taken among the
60,000 operatives. The demand is for a
5 per cent advance in wages.
Japanese Make No Comment
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. July 31.— The reported
interview with M. Wltte, the Russian
peace plenipotentiary, on board the
Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse which
reached here today was received at
the headquarters of the Japanese com
mission, but no comment was made.
Minister Sato of the commission said
that he thought M. Wltte was vested
with power equal to that of Baron
Komura In the matter of negotiating
LOS ANGELES PEOPLE .
' VISIT BAN FRANCIBCO
Special to The Herald
S^AN FRANCISCO, July 31.— C. C.
Desmond, a prominent merchant of Los
Angeles, is at the St. Francis.
Dana Burks, who built Ocean Park,
and Reese Llewellyn, a well known
capitalist of Los Angeles, are recent
arrivals at the Palace.
FAMINE IN INDIA BRINGS
ON EPIDEMIC OF CHOLERA
MADRAS, British India, July 81.— A
serious epidemic of cholera prevails
among the refugees from the famine
districts who have crowded into the city
for weeks past. Numbers of victims
have been found dead or dying on tha
streets. The death rate is 89,7 per 1000.
At the ordinary price of two cents a
pound for rice, the Chlneae rice ' farmer*
make money on about the same scale
as would American farmers In the Mia
tlsslppl valley producing wheat on a basis
of 80 cents a . bushel in Chicago.
George Baucom will put In a telephone
so he can talk to his girl. He won't
have to use up so many horseihoe* to see
her ■ then.— Ozark (Mo.) Republican.
Y)ENWE OF JIMERICA ....Venice A*s«tnblj
Tuesday, Aug. I— Equal Suffrage Day
AUDITORIUM: S n. m. — Addreni by MIIB. MIIXB on "Tn« Nature of _ov«."
3 p. m. — Po»ltlvi»ly the only public «pp»arftnce In Snuth#rn California of MIB3
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, und^r the mmplcfs of the I^os Ang«t«s County Equal
Huffrnir* AMorlntlon. Artiir^Mfd by Mlflfl ANTHONT, THE REV. ANNA
SHAW, TUB HON. FFtANCIB H. MONNBTT. th« famoun proieeutor of HtaaiidM
OU. and Tim m:v. HENRY PRANK, th« eminent tnlnktr and orator from
N»— York. Sp. m. — I'rHude. Soprano aolon by Mtss TtTTT. *:20 p. m.—
Artdreni by TUB REV. ANNA H. BHAW on th# subject, "Th« N«w Man?'
• AMPHITHEATER: 7:90 to B:3o— Grand Concert by AREND'fI VBNICB BANT>.
U'llßßFl TO lIVII in COMPORT AT KM A 1,1, COAT. In Our ror.y villas and
t*nt» you can live rhenper than In IjO« An»r«!le«. price* ranxa from $15 per
month up, everything furntahed, Including acaa for rooking, clecfrla light* and
Innndry, without extra, charge.
VRMCH tSFOnMATIO* ntnrur, at« W>«« Potirth W<ree«, An—lnn Hotel.
f\nHHR.tIM SPRING STRRBT, l)MW««n P-cond and Tfclrt
HK\ninTTn nn si.nnio mvixi HTATtrAnr. In Bronza and Marble; DM
KOII TRIO, Ktirnpean Arrobata; TAI.HOT ami norißnfl, the Legit and Hla
Friend; m:illli: I'OUl.nn, the Merry Monologue Mnlrt; riOMAN-MAWOIiA
COMPANY, "Catching a Himbanfl"; OODFRBV AND linivnrcßflOlv, "Daughter
of lulu"; HARPum, DRKMONH AND BAILEY, Colored Entertainers; Orpheum
Motion Picture*; Laat Week of the Greatest Benaation of the Day, TII_ HAS.
Prlcei— loc, 2nr, 60c. MAtlneea Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday.
f+D Jthin M>FB/f HfitJVF MAIN ST., Botwcta Pint vi« Second.
(-H+tNU Uf&KJt nUUJH Phenol Main IM7| Horns 411.
W THE FAMILY THEATER
Queen of the White Slaves
Th« Abduction, the Iklyaterloua Tribunal, the Great Shipwreck Bcena, all Pro*
duced with perfect reallxm. Matinee* Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday, 100 and 25e.
Kvenlng*. 10c, 2Rc. 80n. Nett Week-"WEDDED AND PARTED."
TUrOROSCO'S BURBANK THEATER Bl *2&£A& Klv >
wF* "The Best Company and the best plays in America for the money."
TONIGHT! All week— Matinee Saturday— TONlOHTl David Hlgglns" great play of
the Tennessee Mountains,
AT PINEY RIDGE ■
The Herald says; "Crowded houses, emphatic Biiccexs." The Examiner says: "Tha
play is delightful." The Exprega says: "Ranks among tha best plays of Its class."
The Record says: "Packed nouses saw both performances Sunday. 1 ' Times' opin-
IOn Next 0t Week-Another erackerjack, "IN SIGHT OF ST. PAUL'S." Special en-
garment, of Mr. Harry Mestayer and Lillian Lamson.
'The nest play played the best In the city Irrespective of price."
Prices, all the time: Matinees, 10c and 25c, Evening*, 10c. 25c, iUSc, 60c. _^
T%J?I arm THFJtTFR BBLASCO. MATER _ CO.. Proprietors
'Jtb.UJt&K.yJ inCJtICK Phon««: MUn SUO; Horn. m>
TONIGHT— ALLi THIS WEEK— The Belasco Theater Stock Company pr«<
■enta the Famously Funny Farcical Frivolity. Overflowing With Laughter—
Prlrrs— Kvrry Night, 75c, BOc, 35c, 25c. Thursday and Saturday Matinees, BOe, 35c,
25c. NEXT WEEK— Henry Arthur Jones' Powerful Play, "THE DANCING GIRL. 1 '
CHUTES Every Afternoon and Evening
GRAND OPEN AIR CONCERTS BY DONATELLI'S ITALIAN BAND.
Japanese Tea House and Garden now open. One hundred other attractions.
Chutes Stock Company in "THE JUDGE ACCORDIN' TO STATOOTS." begins
an unlimited engagement under the management of R. G. Bloane, Tuesday evening,
August Ist. Admission 10c.
T"»/ r/'X/JT—'' r TH/T aTVD Week July 31— First, Bet. Spring and Main I
fflJt^ntm J I FICSt I _./£ "THE COOL THEATER OF THE CITY"
* FISCHERS STOCK COMPANY PRESENTING THP SII I V 11INNFP '
THE BIG MUSICAL, FARCE 1 IXC, 31LL.1 UINNCK
Four Big Vaudeville Features— All New. Matinees Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,
Sunday. Prices 10c and 20c. Reserved Seats 25c. - . .
# Fraternal Brotherhood
... Picnic ...
Long Beach, Saturday, August 5
All kinds of amusement features prepared to make the
——————————————— day a great one.
Take the fast red cars from the center of the city.
The Pacific Electric Railway
# . » All Cars from Sixth and Main. . /,
(Continued from Face One.)
members of committees, trustees or
agents, "permitted the defendant so
ciety to pay to many of the above offi
cers and directors and to others large
and unwarranted sums as expenses in
curred by, such, persons in the service
of the society and said sums were paid
without sufficient vouchers, without
proper proof of their amounts and with
out it being properly shown that the
eald defendant society in any way bene
fited by such expenditures was legally
or properly chargeable therewith."
The complaint also charges: "That
the defendants wrongfully caused the
defendant society andja, number of
other societies and '^jpSrporations in
which the defendant society was largely
a stockholder, and in which some of
said Individual defendants were also
stockholders, to pay large sums of
money to themselves, or to some of
their number and to other persons
under the guise of salaries and fees for
attending to their duties as officers and
directors and members of committees
of defendant society, and of several
other societies and corporations."
Especial mention is made of the re
ceipt by Mr. Hyde of salaries aggre
gating $27,000 annually from the Equit
able, Mercantile and Commercial Trust
companies in all of which the Equitable
Life is largely Interested.
Loan to Depew'a Company
Of the loan to the Depew Improve
ment company the complaint charges:
"That the defendants improperly,
Improvldently and wastefully procured
and permitted the defendant society
to loan the sum of $250,000 to the De
pew Improvement company, a corpora
tion doing business in the state of New
York, In which company the defend
ants, Chauncey M. Depew and others
of the individual defendants, were
stockholders, which loan of $250,000
was made upon grossly Inadequate se
curity, and which property securing
said loan was appraised in 1901 by the
Insurance department of the state of
New York at the sum of $150,000.
"That said Depew Improvement com
pany subsequently became insolvent,
and the property which secured said
lona was bid in at foreclosure sale for
about $50,000, thereby resulting in a
great waste and loss of the property of
the defendant society.
"That the referee's deed for said
property was not recorded by said de
fendant society until about January
12, 1905, and that in the meantime no
proceedings were taken to collect the
Judgment for , the deficiency ; thereon,
and the same ha« ever since remained
due. and unpaid.
"That said. Depew and others of the
individual defendants agreed with the
defendant society that they would save,
said defendant society harmless from
loss by reason of said loan -if said, so
ciety would refrain from recording
said deed and from enforcing said de
ficiency Judgment. That the said ; so
ciety did bo refrain, but said defend
ants have neglected and refused to
pay the amount of said losses said so
ciety had so suffered."
It is further charged that the "de
fendants wastefully, Improperly ' and
Improvidently permitted the defendant
society for a number of years past to
keep during almost the whole of each
year excessive, unnecessary and un
warranted sums of money on deposit
with the National Bank of Commerce
of New York, the Mercantile Trust
company of New York, the Equitable
Trust company of New "S*ork, Commer
cial Trust company of Philadelphia'
and at least nineteen other banks and
trust companies, in some or all vof
which the individual defendants or set
ct them were stockholders, directors or
officers, which sums were deposited at
inadequate rates of interest. Instead of
Investing them in proper and more re
munerative forms of Investment, and
permitted said defendant society regu
larly for a number of years past |to
conceal this fact and mislead and de
ceive the pollcyholders of the society
in respect thereto, annually on De
cember 27 to 29 loaning approximately
$10,000,000 on collateral security, ; which
said loans have been regularly called
in on January 8 or January 5, and the'
funds redeposlted In the depositories '<
from which they had been temporarily'
withdrawn for this purpose," ',/' ■ '
After reciting that the society has at
the end of the year caused a balance
to be struck purporting to show 'the
net surplus earned during the preced
ing year, the complaint declares that
the defendants have failed to divide
among the pollcyholders an equitable
share of the net surplus at the expira
tion of each five years, as provided by
the society's charter.
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