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CALLS RERT KEISS A THIEF
I. I. RAMBERGER SAYS HE HOLE COM
MISSION AS RECEIVER OF CORD;
\';i: « omi»anv
• Strong language was used by the counsel on
both fide* yesterday, when Justice Gaynor. In
the Brooklyn Bail in Court, heard argument
on the application of the North Side Bank.
Frank and John <;. Jenkins, jr.. and others, for
the removal of Bert K. is- as receiver of the
John Good Cordage Company, on the ground of
mismanagement and an alleged shortage of
$119,000 in th- funds of the rompany. Ira L.
■ailnißii. in behalf of the petitioner?, charged
Reiss with practically wrecking the company,
and he used the word "stole" In a most emphatic
vay in his remarks. Counsel tor Reiss after
ward said that this might be used as the baste
of a suit for slander. Mr. Cook, of Wai- &
Cook, in opposing the application, fiercely as
sailed Mr. ■aiHaitmr and declared that his
charges were false la every particular. Justice
Gayn. r took the papers la the case and reserved
decision.
Before hearing the argument. Justice Gaynor
made the following explanation:
• I, «m been published and asserted that this re
c-iver was a student in my law offlee. and that
Mnce •, ha> practised law he has been a protcK<
of mine. I nA-.-r knew him before I. came on the
bench He was- r...v.r « student in rn> omce.
Neither is this receiver an arpotatee ... this court.
He wan appointed by th* Court of <. hanoerj >"
iCew-.lersey.
In his argument. Hr. Bamberger said in part:
In Bat; this man cot an order from Justice -Maii
<3ox allowing him to continue the machinery husi
lifesg of th«> John Good Cordage Company. 1 :•;■•■
cent 86 fif.2 •"•'«' of the «:••• <• In Mock of the com
pany and the largest creditors. This man has not
paid the franchise tax of New-Jersey, and the val
uable charter of the John Good Cordage < ompany
has b*-en annulled and lost. He allowed m mortc;ic<?
or. the company's plant at Ravenawood to be fore
closed find lost ion feel of its waterfront property.
This conmaiiy Isl worse off by $*>.!«»'■ than it was
when the reedver took hold." and this sli.-k. clover
receiver has made a charge neainst the company.
He got commissions on POQlOna at 5 per cent, al
though his commissions were limited to 5 per cent
on $19. fW. 1 r-ink. bold to say thai the receiver
stole the commissions be took and 1 demand that
your honor compel him to return them to the. treas
ury; He insured .•" worth of machinery, '° r
Slil.ooo, and he couldn't remember the names ox the
agents. What was the rake-off, and who got T.
Mr. Bamberger also went at sot length into
the connection between Mr. Reiss and Charles
Guden in the Sheriff Beaadal. reading a good
share of th« testimony of the hearings. lie
also brought up again the old story about the
stock certificate that had been raised from ?lv«
to five hundred shares, and on which Reiss bor
rowed $!.">.'•<»(». This argument took up all the
morning and a part of the afternoon. Mr. Cook
In his reply paid that the charges against Reiss
■■are ■ tissue of lies, nd scored Mr. Bam
burger tor daring to bring such charge? befor
■ court. Be declared that it could be shown
that Mr. Reiss had never receii-ed more than
about $s.<t<Hi of the company's money In five
■van. The alleged Ebortage. '• said had been
flsrurort up by ignoring th" disbursements of the
company.
CAPTAI\ CARTER SERIOUSLY IL!
SENDS FOR HIS LAWYER TO FINISH BKIEJ
i.v civil Burr now pending.
Leavemvorth, Kan.. April .''..— OberMn M. Car
ter, ex-captain of •engineers in the United States
army, is seriously and probably fatally ill in
the federal penitentiary at Fort Leavcmrorth.
He has typhoid fever, and this evening his tem
perature was ' I m.".i_, degrees. Carter Bean that
h<? will di" hefore his affairs have been ar
ranged. He has pent an urgent telegram to his
attorney. Mr. Ptone. of Chicago, asking him to
come at «nc«\ A BOH is BOW pending wherein
the government is trying to obtain possession
of Carter's property, claiming 11 as pan of th* 1
booty h<» olitained while in charge of povern-
BM9t>co trad work at Savannah. Oa. This
will be really a i -ivll trial, which Carter ha?
made repeated but vain efforts to secure.
Carter *ayp that he wants Mr Stone here so
that '■■•■ ■ .-!■■ finish the brief. Then. Carter says,
the lipht For his vindication ran be carried on
after his death, should his illness prove fatal.
Carter's relatives and th«» attorney probably
■will arrive here to-tnorrotr.
(;n>r\ irguuent ox tie&day.
THE APPKLI-ATK ' DIVISION DENIES DIKE'S
. APPLJCATIOX FOR A GENERAL. STAY.
Justice Goodrich, pr^i-:<ljr.ff justice of the Ap
jiciiate Division ««f tlie Supremo Court. Second De
1 nrtm«":'.t announcrri restorday afternoon that the
coon would h^ar arguments on the appeal from the
order at Justice Gayiicr. ••onijMl!l.ig Colonel Nor
man B. i ■ .'-■■. '-■■ to turn over the books ,'md papers of
the Sheriff's office to Charles Giulcn. next Tuesday
:ifteriii>on. ■• was also agreed that the appeal from
the decision of Justice Gaynor in the habeas corpus
jirocecdlujrs. should be heard :it the .sanje time.
Judge G. ii B. Tl.!?br«-iuck, <■• unpel for Mr. I»ike.
had "n the (orcnvon made a special request that the
Sheriff case receive a p-.lv Nearlns
The Appellate Division •;•:.:. refusc-«l to
grant an application m:o1e on belialf of Colonel
•J)ike for a general May in tbe Sheriff t.-ise. jHiidlnK
;. finli decision by -he Court at Appeals. This
•would prevent Jwftlce Gaynor or any other Justice
from making any orders or vacating any stays in
lhe Me
Tin TRJkXtzPORTATIOX CLVB IUXXER.
Ibk Transportation ''lu'i will I aid Its .-innual
dinner or next Wednesday at 7 p. m.. !n the club
rooms on tiie top foor <<f the H'.itl Manhattan-
Senator Deanw. atwakiiiil of th«» dob. will preside,
and many sru^sts of honor praoatneatlv identified
.'•with up to date rapid transit have been invited
Among those who have aooetAed ar«- John P.
Green. 'Samuel sea Charles M. Jacobs. Alfred
Noble. Gustav Lindenthal, John Claflin, William
Barclay Parsons. John B. McDonald. H. H. Vree
land. J. L. Greatsinjrer. Alfred Bkitt. W. H. I'.ai'i
wln. Jr.. and H. G. Prout. Addresses will be made
by several of th*- ■■■"■■•
/TV WEED OF CAST OFF run him,.
The Prison Association of New-York is much in
need of cast off clothlnc and shoes for th#» larsre
number of discharged prisoners who recelvp no
clothlnp or aid from the Mate on release. At Thin
ppason of the year when people ar«> lajina; off
their winter garments the question as to what to
do with them may be easily settled by -xpresainjr
Them to the office of th»» Prison Association. Xo.
US East Flfteenth-st.. where they will tie promptly
acknowledged; or. on receiving notice by postal or
telephone, en agent of the association will call for
them.
FOR
CONSTIPATION
DRINK
Hnnyadi Janos
UXaTIVE •UNOtA!. »'ATEB
WHY?
Because it wiil positiveiv
cure it, v.-ith more safety
than any other remerfv
known to the medic..',
profession.
Be Careful,
however, that you get
Hunyadi Janos. as some
concoctions are put up and
represented to be Hunyadi
Water, which are not only
valueless, but are ottrr:
harmful.
Your Physician Will Recommr nd
Hanyadl J&sos
Look at the Label. It is Blue
•with red center.
NEW BLACKMAIL HINTED AT
I ■
JUSTICE MAYER INVESTIGATING DEAL
INGS OF HEALTH BOARD OFFICIALS
■PITH BUTCHERS.
Justice Mayer, of the Court of Spatial Ses
sions yesterday examined a number of poultry
butchers in an investigation of a story that
blackmail had been practised on them by Board
of Health officiate. Justice Mayer refused to
say what the examination was for. but District
Attorney Jerome revealed its purport. The lat
ter declared, however, that until the investiga
tion was completed nothing further would be
given out about it.
The examination was conducted in the law
library of the Criminal Courts Building. A
crowd of about one hundred poultry butchers
had gathered in the corridors. They said they
did not know what was wanted of them, but
that they had been summoned to the court
building and had been instructed to bring their
books with them.
Justice Mayer was assisted by several of Dis
trict Attorney Jerome's assistants, among them
Messrs. Miner. Train and Smith. Three guards
were placed on duty at the entrance to the
library, and many county detectives were on
duty inside.
Justice Mayer, in reply to a note, said that
the District Attorney hal laid criminal in
formation before him of great importance^ but
that it was not in the public interest that the
subject matter should be made public at this
th Th. butcners were loud In their criticism of
the action of the authorities;. They said that
v.-,erdav\ V as Their busy day. as there was to
ne poulm- killed and packed for shipment to
"Smoel Werner . poultry l"**^**™
Washington Market and one of t* 11 ' "';.*,
A«, '.. .n Mr Werner added that evidently
.I:,, had informed the District Attmriey
that the association was like the Liquor Deal
e,-s- Association, and that it was organized for
10 th- Police Department or Board of Healtn.
MWnr VETOES TAX LEW HILL
DEFECT IN THE MEASURE LEADS TO DIS
APPROVAL IN WHICH GROUT CONCURS.
Mayo- l.r.w last night sent to Albany a bunch of
veto and approval messages with reference to city
Mils The more important vetoes were the bills
providing roT fiv*» additional municipal court
justices and the one for levying and collecting
Controller Croat had planned to l<rln*r forward
the collection of the city's taxes to near the be
ginning of the year, instead of leaving the collec
tion till October and after, as .it present. The Con
troller .ays that the dty pays about |2,000.0P0 In In
tert-Et on money borrowed from city banks to pay
Its current expenses between the time of levying
the taxes in January and collecting them In the
f-ill \lU pel defects were discovered In the bill a
few days ago. and the Mayor, rather than take any
chances on so Important a matter, has seen tit. it
seems, to send the bill to the Governor as "unac
cepted." The Controller and President Wells, of
the Tax Department, concurred in disapproval of
the bill. -
The Mayor accepted among others the follow
ing bllfa
In relation to the pubUc school teachers' retire
"iTrelatfon to the powers of the Board of Bsti
t, ate si ■' M»portlonm*nt. .
In relation to the Axing of salaries.
Authorizing a further appropriation to the New-
York ZoologT .ii Sodety for the suppoii "f tne New-
York Aquarium.
COLUMBIA STRENGTH RECORD.
NELSON W. WILLARD. WITH TOTAL OF 1.K7.
PITS WEEKES-S 1.709 IN THE SHADE.
Kelson W. Wlllard is strong man of Columbia.
He broke the university strength record yesterday
morning by scoring 1,*27 points in a test taken In
the gymnasium in the presence of th« university
gymnastic Instructors The former record was
1 709 points, held by Harold Weefces, football rap
tain, made In last April. Willard stood only
twentv-thlrd among Columbia's fifty strong men
last year, but his dev.-lopment sine* thnt time,
especially in the strength of his less.,,"" ce * 1 }
notable. ' Last year In his leg test he lifted 1.0*5
i-our.ds. and this year 1.661, while Weekes last
season pulled 1.503 pounds. Willard's record last
year was L2SS.7 points, and his work yesterday
added ZZ^.Z to his former mark.
• 1 FAKE FROM THE WORTH."
KO OFFICIAI. CREDENCE GIVEN TO THE
LATEST ALASKAN BOUNDARY YARN.
[ai eu itra to ihk raisi \k.|
Ottawa, Ont_. April •''. Th- reported deatruc-
Uon of the monuments erected by the Russians
years as ■ t<> mark th" boundary between Alaska
and ;ho Hritish possessions by Richard Ftaaier.
a dvU engineer, and a member of a Canadian
surveying expedition. Is not credited by the
( •ana.jiaii Government it. Iv*. Scott, Secretary
• State, pronounced the report "A fake from
the north.' and said:
•I fancy that it is only a piece of sensational
fiction. You know how many rumors originate
in the Far North. Though lacking confirmation,
they are spread and exaggerated. It is easy to
start a rumor up there. I hardly think that
there is anything in this report. It is not the
first tune that a startling and unfounded report
has been circulated regarding the Alaskan
boundary. No, we nave not received any infor
mation beyond that given by the newspapers."
Clifford Slfton. Minister of Interior, under
whose orders all Canadian surveying parties are
acting, scoffed at the Idea that any Canadian
would prove himself to be such a fool. He has
telegraphed for particulars, and if any member
of a Canadian surveying party is found to have
been guilty of such an act immediate steps
will be taken to have him punished. "Nothing
will be left undone to fully Investigate the re
port." said th.- minister, "but f-> far we know
nothing outside of newspaper reports."
Washington. April J.— Relative to the reported
attempt of Canadian surveyors to change surrepti
tiously the location of one of the markers on the
Canadian-Alaskan boundary to the disadvantage
of the Cntted States, it is learned that the matter
Is one which engages the attention of the: authori
ties here at least once a year. When some miner
comes In with a story at the discovery of a true
Russian boundary mark the officials immediately
direct an Investigation. A surveyor goes out with
his instruments and a camera, and comes bach
distrusted, *ince in a course -.: year* the mythical
Russian boundary stones never have been found.
The last report of this kind led to on.- of these
routine Investigations, the request coming from
th- Coast Survey through the Treasury Depart
ment to the War and Navy departments, which
detailed expert officer-, and their inquiry Is still In
progress.
A\n \o MENTION OF CAPT. A7/»/>.
PROBABLY BECAUSE IT IS ILLINOIS WHERE
THIS ?:•:..«•. IN SPANISH COINS
WAS POUND.
Rock Falls. 111.. April 3.— Men who were excavat
inK In the Hennepin Canal feeder, near Tampico,
111., discovered a queer looking box. When opened
it wa» found to contain $3,00)) in gold coin and
many brass pieces. It is thought that the coin Is
Spanish. Last summer a number of human skulls
were found la the canal near Tampico. and a treas
ure box containing about 15.M in Spanish coins.
FILFS BAVKKCPTCT /'/.77770.V.
C. R. I.AWnEXCB. JR.. NAMES TWO HUNDRED
CBBDtTOM. MOSTLY WOMEN.
Chester B. Lawrenc<v, jr., son of ex-Fire Com
missioner Chester B. Lawrence, of Brooklyn, who
failed as a stock broker in November. 1900, has.
filed a petition In bankruptcy in the United States
Court In Brooklyn. The total liabilities are placed
at |Bjn 01; the assets are nothing. The list of cred
itor* contains IN names, most of them women cus
tomers of Mr. Lawrence. Charles W. Zaring. coun
sel for Lawrence.- declared that Lawrence's failure
was caused by trusting too Implicitly in the honor
of his customers and attempting to stand the losses
of ma of them.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY. APRIL L 1902.
TOBACCO TRUST IN COURT.
PLAINTIFF CHARGES FRAUD — NIOOLL
TELLS OF NEW FORM OF LEGAL
ADVENTURE.
Justice Greenbaum was asked in the Supreme
Court yesterday by Coudert Brothers, attorneys
for Charles C. Davis, who has brought a suit
against the Consolidated Tobacco Company, the
American Tobacco Company, the Morton Trust
Company and other defendants to recover 400
Shares of the common stock of the American To
bacco Company, to vacate two orders made by him,
on the motion of the defendants to the suit, for
the examination of Davis as to the person! asso
ciated with him in the action and for the examina
tion of Harry and Walter Content touching the
persons who are the real owners of the American
TObacco Company's stock, which Davis claims to
own. and for the production of all the books and
papers Of the firm of H. Content & Co. which
could throw any light upon the matter.
After extended argument by De Lancey Nicoll.
who appeared for the defendants, and by F. R.
Coudert, jr.. representing the Davis and content in
terests. Justice Oreenbaum said that he did not
wish to act hastily, and would therefore give coun
sel until Saturday to hand up briefs.
Mr. Nicoll said that Davis was merely a paper
plaintiff, having no real int. rest in the suit, and
that his stock was owned by a few persons repre
sented by H. Content & Co., who had combined to
acquire the small remnant of the American To
bacco's stock now outstanding, and who bad ac
quired Dhvls's stock and put him forward us a
plaintiff In the suit. It appeared from the af
fidavits. Mr. Nicoll continued, that Davis was a
travelling salesman, who was formerly in the
employ of the American Havana Tobacco Com
pany. He was a man of no means, having been
adjudicated a bankrupt on May 14. 1900. and dls
cnarged in October Of that year.
PURCHASES FOR DAVIS.
Mr. Nl.oll said that Davis, in June, 1901. having
a balance of $^.">" with Rolstbn & Hooley. stock
brokers, gave them v" 1 more, and ordered them
to purchase for his account 400 shares of the
American Tobacco Company's common stock, of
the par value of $.V>. Rolston & llooley executed
the purchase, but no stock was ever transferred to
It-.vis on the books of th. company: no certificates
•.<•:■■• ever Issued to htm, and he was never a
stockholder of record, declared the lawyer.
All the holders of the stock of the American To
bacco Company, in January, 1902, with the excep
tion of the holders of 12.357 shares but of a total
issue „. ; . -•„... shares, had deposited their stocks
with the Morton Trust Company and received cer
tificates of deposit tor them. Mr. Nicoll continued.
By January 24. 1902, more than 94 per cent of all
the bonds called for by the certificates of deposit
bad been delivered to the holders of the certificates
and had been actually accepted by them, so that
less than 6 per cent In amount of such certificates
were still outstanding on that date, upon which
the bonds had not then been actually delivered and
accepted. Among them was the Davis certificate.
H. Content & Co.. who bad not been stockholders
in the American Tobacco Company, about January
10, 1902, became active bidders on the New-York
Stock Exchange for the remnant of about twelve
thousand shares of the common stick of t.ie
American Tobacco Company, which had not p*vn
deposited with the Morton Trust Company, anc, as
.-, result the price on the Stock Exchange roso
from i4it' to 300 per cent, when the governing com
mittee of the Exchange struck from the list un
stock.
SAID HE WAS DEFRAUDED.
].';ivis began his suit last February, basing it on
the ground that he had been defrauded.
Mr. Nicoll said thai the affidavits on which"
Justice iin ■ • urn's orders had been granted nl
leped that the persons behind Davis and 11 Con
tent ... ■„ were entirely familiar with the earn
ings „f the American Tobacco Company and the
Continental Tobacco Company, and that.-* being
the res! plaintiffs in the action, they could not
ail. •■.- :h;U they had been deceived In any way.
■ Mr. Coudert, In reply, said thai the _ fact ii tne
caso wore simply that the directors of the Ameri
ca:) Tobacco Company combined that company
with the Continental Tobacco Company and if»rw"l
a holding company— the Consolidated Tobacco
Company- to take over the stock of the companies
merged, and that, concealing from the stockhold
ers Information ■■•■• had as to the enor
mous Increases in the values of their stocks which
would accrue •■ m the repeal ■■'■ the war tax and
from other trad conditions, they sent out .i letter
to the stockholders offering them bonds of he
holding company In exchange for their ■■'"■ ana
that the plaintiff In this action foolishly exchanged
his 6 per cent shares for double their par value
in i per cent bonds. .■.:.. that at once the dividends
imped to 10 per cent on the stock.
" "The Question Is." Mr. Coudert went on. whether
directors are licensed to conceal information In
regard to the business of the company from I "'
stockholders and to traffic" with their fiduciaries
and despoil them. Now, like cutth I h, they come
into court and seek to cloud ajid obscure th«-
Issue and to obtain an oppressive order from this
court to harass and vex I '.-■ plaintiff in this
action."
Justice Greenbaum remarked that h* was in
clined to deny the motion to vacate •:,. order.
Replying to th.- remark of Mr. Nicoll that tma
action > was a new form of heal adventure j which
was becoming popular. Mr. Coudert retorted thai
he was proud to be engaged In a form of adventure
In which the President of the United States was
engaged In In the Northern Securities suit.
NEW FORM OF ADVENTURE.
In describing hat he meant. by the "new form
of legal adventure." .Mr. Nicoll said that it was
becoming a rather common thing for groups of men
to start litigation similar to this. He continued:
What means are necessary for those who engage
In such an enterprise?
First— They must have a moderate sum of money
in order to enable them to acquire the few out
standing shares which, for one reason or another.
have not accepted the terms to which the .-■ •
majority have assented.
Second— Because they cannot afford, for various
reasons, to appear In their own proper persona and
under their own names, they prdcure a firm of
brokers to purchase f<r them and with their own
money the small number of snares outstanding.
Third—They must then find a convenient plaintiff
—one so situated as will enable them to put him
forward as ••. wronged and Injured suitor, who is
entitled to an audience In a court of equity.
Fourth — And they must (Ind some lawyers, the
more reputable th«? better, whom they are able
to persuade that a great wrong has been done.
These arrangements having been made, a little
combine Is now equipped for Its work, and notice of
its existence Is served upon the managers of the
new combination by the service of a summons and
complaint: or. better still, by procurement of a pre
liminary Injunction or other summary remedy. Th
combine enters the field of litigation with confi
dence, feeling certain that it will prove to the In
terests of the piomoters to quiet the litigation at
almost any price, for they believe that if any re
sponse comes from the other side great injury may
ensue, and the structure now In course of erection
may topple to pieces.
Mr Nicoll said venterdaj afternoon thai be knew
the people behind Davit* English capitalists with
New-York allies— bui they miscarried In theti
"devilish K0...1 business." and t.. their greal sur
prise he carried the fight Into their own camp, and
now- they "will have to come oui Into the open 'm.i
show themselves."
\LLIEI> PARTY \ FACT.
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM THE MOST
IMPORTANT PLANKS IN NEW
ORGANIZATION.
Louisville, April •'• Under the name of the Allied
Peoples' Party of the ITnlted States a new poltical
organization was formed here to-day, composed of
reform elements opposed to the Democratic and
Etepubllcan parties. The platform of the new <.r
ganlsation embodies the platform adopted at the
conference held In Kansas City last September,
when a call for a convention was Issued, "to unite
reform tor.-, s againsi plutocracy." It reaffirms in
spirit of the declaration of principles adopted ;it
the national .-.inventions of the People's 1 party tn
Pt. Louis, Omaha and Cincinnati. The demand for
the initiative and referendum and the government
ownership or all public utilities are Its principal
planks.
While the People's party, the fusion Populists,
the Socialists, the Referendum League, the Union
Labor party. Public* Ownership party of St. Louis,
Ih* Prohibtion i.iirty and the United Christian
party were represented an the flour of the conven
tion by accredited or by volunteer delegates, only
two national organisations, the People's party anil
the Public Ownership party, had given to their del
egates any authority to form an alliance.
JUDGE BRINGS DOWN His l/i \.
REFUSED LIQUOR TO CUSTOMER, WHO
THREW MOTTLES AT SHOOT
ING FOLLOWS.
* lIJY StXCCBAFH TO : in: TttIIUXK.J
Hirmlngham, Ala.. April fl.— W. H. Owen was
shot and killed by Judge r'Gaxry" Grico in the dis
pensary at Edwardavillc. The latter is in charge of
the dispensary. Owen had bought as much liquor
as one man is allowed to buy on one day. but he
cam" back for more. Judge Grlce declined to sell
to him. He returned a second time and repeated
his request, and was again refused. He then began
to throw bottles at Judge Grice, and the latter
shot him.
Judge Grlce was arrested.
DEATH HTZ FAREWELL TO FRIEXD.
max drinks poison- AS HE wishes'latter
A happy LIFE.
Robert J. Parrel] committed suicide by taking
cyanide of potassium before the. eyes of his
friend. George D. Lawler, last night, who sat
beside him. thinking that he had merely taken
a drink of whiskey. Parrel] was a clerk in the
employ of Clinton & Russell, architects, at No.
:\2 Liii'-rty-sl.. until a week go." when he lost
his place because of his dissipated habits. He
lived at No. -71 Greenwich-*!. His most inti
mate friend was Lawler, who worked in the
same office. Yesterday Farrell telephoned to
Lawler and asked him to call.
They chatted together in a general way for
nearly an hour, and when I.awler arose to go
Farrell tossed a letter to him. ■
"Read that," he remarked; "it's mighty fun
ny." ,
As Lawler started to open it, Farrell poured
some whiskey into a glass and raised it to his
lips.
"Here's a go. old nan." he sail. "A long and
happy life to you."
Then he drained the glass. He was sitting o n
the edge ( >f the bed at the time, and a moment
later he fell backward with a convulsive groan.
Horrorstricken. Lewler Jumped to his friend's
side and found him unconscious. He rushed to
the street, and found Officer Buckley, of the
Oak-St Station, who called an ambulance from
the Hudson Street Hospital. When it arrived
Farrell was dead.
Lawler opened the letter and found that it
was a farewell from Farreli It gave the recipi
ent advice against dissolute habits and men
ti iiied friends and relatives that he wished to
have informed Of his death.
DOING SECRET SERVICE WORK.
COMMISSIONERS OF ACCOUNTS INVKSTIOAT
[NG ONE PARTICULAR DEPARTMENT.
Commissioner W. Hepburn Russell, of the t'om
tnisslonera of Accounts, declared at yeaterdiiy'a
meeting of the Board .-f Estimate that sum.- of the
employes of his department were doing secrei ser
vice work in examining the conduct of one of th*»
city departments. H*> did not say which depart
ment this w;.s or in wli.it particular Une the In
vestigation was being pursued.
Commissioner Russell asked for $100,000. the
amount in the present budget. He said that was
really ; i reduction, as much more work In Investi
gating would he done this year. Mr. Russell said
the examinations were not confined to books, but
that chemical examinations of great Importance
were made) In the city departments now bring
examined the character and habits of the employes
for two years were being looked Into, and it was
intended to discover whether any money was
missing, in some departments the examinations
were from one i" six rears behind.
The Board of Assessors asked for $.->1.*71, slightly
less than now allowed.
Colonel Orden. of the Civil Service Commission,
at , .1 <■.„■ $:,".."..'.". the : •"'■•• sis now.
Coroner Goldenkfanz isked for 182.220 for Man
hattan, about the same hb now. The case of the
replevin clerk was discussed.
'■How many writs does he have to serve in a
year?" asked. Mr. Grout.
' "In 1898 we had nearly two hundred writs of re
plevin." replied Mr. Goldenkranz.
•■How in. my last year?"
What!" said Mr. Grout, "you pay BJOC for a
man '■" •■•- ■■■ nine writs'"
Coroner Goldenkranz Insisted that he needed the
clerk, as he had to watch his desk.
■•Wiij don't you nail it to the floor Do you
think that ■■- <|ty would los« much if we dldn t
appropriate thing?"
Coroner Williams for Brooklyn, confessed thtU
tne;replevln clerk there had had no writs to serve
'"lilstrVt' AUorney Jerome asked for 110.000 leas
th:c> l.'txt >ear. He said that he intended appoint
ing several more young men as assistants and
needed money for them He complained of the
failure .... Supreme Court^Judfcea to try cases.
"It iiipenrs „ ;..« was passed at the recent ses
sion of the legislature which has done nothing
but cause trouble between th« Supreme court
ludKeii and the Governor futll these gentlemen
iet over nuarfelUnK .-.bout private pique I am
;iO.ilrl the criminal branch of the. Supreme Court
John I>e Witt Warner, for the Municipal Art
Commission, asked for $6,000, the amount now al
lowed.
jnnii\m\- //;o\ \\i> STEEL /»/' w
DOMINION > " \i. COMPANY TO BE LEASED
ON - PER CENT BASIS,
|HT TKI.P'.r.WH in THE THIBCNE.]
Boston, April 3 ' 'i- 11 1' ■ l!:i > & cn < of this city.
who bought ten thousand shares- of Dominion
Iron and Steel this morning, says to-night:
'While the details have not been entirely per
fected I am Informed by one of the principals
in the negotiations that Dominion Coal will be
leased to the Dominion Iron and Steel Company
on a basis of S per cent. The preferred stock
and bonds of the Dominion Coal Company wi>'
be retired by an issue of $0,000,000 "> per cent
bonds; which will have a sinking fund of J7S.OUU
annually.
•It is estimated from the present business that
the earnings of Dominion Coal the coming year
will be *■.'.::.".< which la sufficient to pay the
interest on the new coal bonds, the <7.">.ihhi sink-
Ing fund, the interest on the ?8,000.000 worth
of Dominion Steel ."is and the 7 per cent on the
$ii.ooo,<)<)U Dominion Iron and Steel preferred;
s.i whatever the Dominion Steel Company earns
its.-if will go absolutely to the common stock
of that company, It is expected that there will
be sufficient to pay substantial dividends on Do
minion Iron common stock.
"JACK" ciliws >o\ \RRESTEh.
POOLROOM RAIDED IN LEXINGTON, XV.
BUT POLICE UNCERTAIN OF THE
LEGALITY OF THEIR ACT.
I !IY 1 lU-..1: WH TO TB« THII'.I NX.I
Lexington. K\ . April I— "Phil" T. Chmn, son ..f
(~*olonel "Jack" Chlnn, manager of the Kingston
Stud; E T. Graves, "Ben" Bruce, Dudley Wllker
s in, Prank Blssick, .1 H. Patterson, B. Shepherd.
"Harry" Brown and Jenka Scanlan were nrr.-st..i
h.re to-day for operating a poolroom. A fresh
crew waa put on and the room continued to do
business throughout the afternoon.
The operators say they are doinK a commission
bunlness placing the money with a Covington
room an. l the authorities are uncertain as to th.>
legality of the ..nests The proprietors <>f the
hotel "in Which the K am»> started were arrested.
Each gave bond in S&» for trial to-morrow^
WHO CONTROLS COLORADO El EL?
IT SEEMS THAT THE GATEB SYNDICATE
HAS LOST VV, BUT THE HOLDER
DOES NOT APPEAR.
Chicago, April 3, The Gates syndicate has lost
the Colorado Fuel and iron Company, says "Th.-
News." Edwin Hawley and 11. 1-:. Huntington have
obtained control of the valuable property. This
announcement, the paper said, may be accepted as
authoritative, and it solves the mystery of owner
ship which has hunt; over the Stock for several
sessions. The Gatea people were well aware on
Tuesday that they were no longer In control, hut
they did not know who held the whip hand In the
organization. To-. lay they learned thai Messrs.
Hawley and HuntiiiKton were the captors.
It has been general Information for some tim<
tii.it Hawley, aware IKal th. property of the t •.>!.,
rado and Southern Railroad was lamely contingent
upon the business of the Fuel company, had offered
to Cat's and his associates an interest in the rail
way of which Hawley had obtained th< control re
cently, it appears, however, that the terms de
manded by Hawlej wen not satisfactory, hence
negotiations w< re discontinued.
A special dispatch from ( "hieaKo received ye.otor
<lay by a news bureau in Wall-st. quotes John J.
Mitchell, president of The Illinois Trust and Sav
ings Hank, as saying In re«ard to the" report that
th.- control of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Com
panj bad passed to new interests:
It may not seem reasonable, yet it la whollj true
ttiat the most diligent effort*) have failed to reveal
the Identity of the real purchasers. The inference
is. of course, that United States Steel interests are
the buyers. Sufficient stock could not have been
accumulated in the open market, although enough
could have heen thus obtained, together with pur
chases of more from the Osgood interest! to con
stitute a control of the property. Again, I do not
know that this Is true, l«ut think i should know if
it were. It may he said positively that the faction
I rpprf«ent has received no offers for It? holdings.
Kdtvln Hawlfy said yesterday afternoon that he
had not sscured control of the Colorado Fuel and
Iron Company, cillu-i for himself ur bis associates.
51. 000,000 SALE IX WALL-ST.
AN .INSURANCE AND TRUST COMPANY
BUYS BUILDING at a RECORD
PRICE A SQUARE FOOT.
The New- York Life Insurance and Trust Com
pany has bought the Royal Insurance Company
Building. No. 7M Wall-st This building is five
stories high and has a basement. Its front is
of marble. The building stands on a plot 47.7 x
118.S feet, or 5£60 square feet. As the pur
chase price was $1,000,000 the rate a square
foot was $180 18, which is said to be the highest
price a square foot ever paid for property in
Wall-st. east of William-st. In 1809 the Na
tional City Bank bought the Custom House at
the rate of Sin.", a square foot. The Custom
House is opposite the Royal Insurance Company
Building.
The site of the Royal Insurance Company
Building will probably form part of a plot to be
extensively improved in about five years. The
building. No. "<'2 Wall-st., is also owned and is
occupied by the New- York Life Insurance and
Trust Company, and it is on the combined plots
of Nob, •"><> and •"•- Wall-st. that the proposed
improvement is likely to be made. The pur
chase gives to the New-York Life Insurance
and Trust Company a Wall-st. frontage of IQaVI
feet, and a depth Extending through to Pine -si,
of 15»;{..'', feet, where the combined plots have a
frontage of 32.1 feet. The Royal Insurance
Company Has secured a lease of its present
quarters for four years.
ANARCHIST LULL SIGNED.
DEATH PKNALTY NOW IN NEW-JERSEY
FOR ASSAULT ON "HIGH OFFICIALS.
Trenton. N. J-. April .'{ (Special). — Governor
Murphy to-day signed a big batch of important
bills. One provides the death penalty for any
anarchist or other pel 808 who may assault or
incite to assault the President or the Vice-
President of the United States, tile Governor
or any State official. It imposes a heavy penal
ty for joining an anarchist organization or In
dulging in riotous speech intended to destroy
any government.
YM.E BTUDENTB CABRI TBBIM P01.V7.
CONTROVBB3I OVBR ]KS>i: SBTTXED -:v Till-;
FACCI.TT.
New-Haven, Conn.. April 3 (Special).— The .-n<l of
th" discussion between the Yale undergraduates
nnd the faculty over the Tale fence came to-day
when college reopened, with the old fence re
modelled by the addition of fully 300 feel of new
rail?. For some time there baa been friction t>e
txreen students and facults over the question of
the use of the fence, the latter criticising the an
nerxraduates for annoying th.- "prom" guests
from it in January last At that time part of
the sophomore fence was taken down as a rrpri
maud to the students. The undergraduates pro
tested. nn<l friction resulted, ending now in th«
restoration of the "111 sophomore fen.v anl th*
-fldition of new Motions, true Tale fence, uhleh
Is the centre of college life in NVn-H-ivrn, now
extends from T*h»!f= Gateway nr.,::;i,l the north
end of th« campus to Old Library. a distance of
about .... feet.
(pi ypht/maf^r dfvn\
Another Splendid Offering of
New and vStandard Books
A COUPLE OF DAYS after outlast Book Sal© ended
,i man came in to buy a halMozen books thai hi had passed by
when h.. innil»« his i»Hn*lms»»s— Thinkini:- to -.>'t thmn later, They
were s<i]<l «>rit — tin 1 >-al» i had been running for a week, then.
He tried To gel them «« Ils«nv!ipro.1 ls«nv!ipro. then rame back again. "When an
voupoing to have another stile like that ?" he asked. We couldn't tell
him then. , , , ...
• Why. they n^ked forty cents apiec« for these books up-town ; n<>
exclaimed: "and I could have boujrht them hete for fifteen tents, ii I
hadn't been so silly as to put it oft ! "
That's the economy of this Hook Sale in a nutshell— for •:
"Another Book vSale Like That'
Fills Our Main and Ninth Street Aisles Today!
Books of fiction, new ami stan
science^ religion, travel, essays. jiivei
25c, 30c, etc. Worth two, uireai foi
Books for the library, anil book
These hints of Home titles and pi
Miscellaneous
I'lain Talks with Yoi n<; Home Makkks.
I--. M,-< re.-idv Harris. IGrao. sOr. Our
price. lOc.
I'outKoyal Kin i-ATioN. Felix Cadet, l-'mo.
fl.no. Mir price, .".or.
Oi:k Ciiancelloh. Sketches for a hi»t orical
picture of I'riine Bismarck. Morita Itnsch.
I I'm... fl.">O. Our price. ::*>c.
Mi m . . 11:1 1 : or f : « ■ it » i: i . F.AiM. XI'«EST. * land
\ll-ent. Bvo. $:t.r.»>. Our price. . "•'•.•
Mistress Nell. OeorceC Hazelton. i-mn
SI .■,(». I Mir j>rire. *•"•<•.
The Ml II I lilt lit Nir.KsiN 111 l I'AB1BBEE».
Dr. Eu«ene Murray-Aaron. svo. f2. Our
pri.-.-. .•'.!>■ .
A I?ook OF Martyrs. Cornelia Atwooil
I'rutt. l«»mo. ~.~>c. Our .-. IKc.
O.vkof mi Vis, „mi. Kva Wilder Brodhead.
(M«<;iasson). l*>mo. "."<•. Onrprle*, l**c.
A Woman ok Yi:stkki»ay. Caroline A. Mason.
iL'iiin. .* 1 ..">»». i >ur price. •">"> i".
I Mit I •|i\vi.i;s \tiii\ CIWI.E. An essay on
the art of conversation. Asrnes 11. Morton.
Iftmo. #1 I'"'. Our price. 2r*r.
The Stank-uy. Edmund I*. Dole. 12mo.
.iN".. (Mir |>rl<e. Ssr.
The Vizier or the T\vo-Hok\ei> Alexan
l»Eß. Frank K. Stockton. I3UIO, 51.1.".. .
our price, :!.-..-.
Siberia \m> the Exile syste.m. Georpe
Kennan. Illustrated. In two volumes.
Svu. .*<".. Our price, $_'.T.".
My Early Travels ami Akventires in
America AM' Asia. Henry M. Stanley.
vola. Unto. ??:{. Our price. T.'.c.
Thk .loi-rnai. or Martha Pl?«T BatarpT
(London, IT.» I 1 T!»7 i. Edited by S. Bay
ard |)od Printed on Dickinson deckle
edited paper l»v lte Viune. lOmo. $1. ."»«».
Our price. 1."m% .
Tllol i.MTS of AMI I ol: the I M I; Like. Ser
mons by Timothy l>\vii;lit. D. D. ISsao.
$I.."<>. pur. price, 2Sc. i
In Anhwkii to I'iiwkii. A collection of nrti
tics by the Kffrbl Rev. the P.isliop of Rlpon,
'the He\ . Dr. Ciivlcr. the Key. Dr. John
Watson (■■• lan \|;iclnrcii '") and others.
16mo. 7*.c. Our price. We.
From Tonkin to India. Being a narrative
of travel and adventure in the Far Kast.
Translated from the French of Prince.
Henri il'orleans. Fully illustrated. Itoyal
Svo. $.".. Oat price, T."c.
Tin. .lihii.ee Boor of Cricket, a hnnd
book of the game of cricket. Prince K. S.
Itanjitsinlijl. Illust rjitcd. 12mo. .5-. OOff j
price. 4T>c.
At 25c Each
Publishers' Prices. 51. 25. $1.50. 91.73
Tin: Prri'ET Booth. Henry 1.. Fuller.
The Autobiooraphy of a Quack. Dr. S.
Weir Mitchell.
Your Money or Your Life. Iditli Car
penter.
Tin: Tormentor. Benjamin Swift.
The Rhymer. Allen M'Anla.v.
A Princess of Am apt. Arthur Henry.
From Door to Door. Bernard Capes.
WONDERFUL Whelm.. Mary Tracy F.arle
Ur THE MviTMilloltN in a Boat. Marion I
Manville Pope. t
oi.!> W.avs ani> New. Viola Koscbon**. f
Ai I oltloiil! M'MY OF TOMMASaU S.M.VIM. <
JOHN WANAMAKEIL
Formerly A. T. Stewart \ Co., Broa.hvaw Fourth Ave..»Th and 10th Stft
NEW-JERSEY NEWS.
MRS. HAIXES NOT GI'ILTY
.rii»<;K garrison <»ui>kuki» a ykrp;.
"•I MANSLAI MII'KK.
I THE WoMAN AND HER FAMILY LEAVE THE.
TOWN AND ARE EXPECTED TO
| MOVE OUT OF THE STATE.
• *
Mount Holly. April .".—The jury in the case
I of Mrs. F. llaines. who was charged with th
i murder of her stepdaughter. Gwendolln Haines.
; after being out an hour and twenty-one minutes',
i brought In ■■> verdict of not guilty, though Judge
[ Garrison had ordered a verdict of manslaughter.
i When the jury came in with the verdict the
' courtroom was crowded to its utmost capacity.
J The spectators were standing in the aisles, and
\ refused to vacate them until the constables were
, toM to put out any one who could not find
i a seat.
Mrs. Haters seated herself by her counsel
( when sh'- was brought into court. When the
| verdict was delivered she thanked the jurors
j and then kissed her husband. She left the
I courtroom with him. his arm about her waist.
This afternoon the Haines family went to
i Biidgeboro, where they will stay for a day or
two. They will then move away from this part
of the State, and probably out of it entirely, to
some ptare where they are not known. The
baby born in prison will be named in a few
days.
Among those who have followed the trial there
I was considerable unfavorable comment on the
• verdict, as it was expected that the jury would
' follow the directions of the court, and return
; a verdict of manslaughter. Mr. Budd, counsel
', for Mrs. Haines. said that he expected the
( verdict, as no other one roaM be reached ac
> cording to th- evidence. Prosecutor Atkinson
■ and Mr. Hendrickson. his assistant, would not
I comment on the jury's action. Judge Garrison' 3
I charge was, in part, as roilows:
i Then has been .1 great ■:• -„ of testimony of
; experts, and th- entire purpose of this baa been
i to prove that the defendant causer! < Jwendolin's
I ileath by arsenic. There is mi much doubt about
j this evidence that , ; .< a result I Jo now charge
; you not to consider the theory of arsenical poison
j ing in any way. You must drop it and di i allow
I yourself to let it enter into your deliberations.
The case, then, m one ■•: death by external vio
■ lence. The only question you have i.. decide is
' whether or not Mrs. Haines killed her step
, lighter. You must first decide this- question:
j l>id Gwendolin die a natural death or did she
■ <*ie otherwise? To detenu i ■ this yn.i are to con
; sider the appearance- of the child's body. You
' liav' 1 a critical opinion of ti:- family physician.
•" who .'id .-<•• the child and who made an examlna
! fion. Then you have the testimony of Dra Par
: sons ami Smuli. who pt-rformed the post-mortem
I examination. This testimony is the most valuable
• of ali. All this testimony is perfectly accurate
• .it:. l must l»e considered, .'is it has not been con
! ira«li.-ted. If >'•>" determine th«- .~h)M '' •■•! a r.at
1 iral denttt. that Is the >>n<l of the -•=>•:•! your
verdict rr>u^t be "not guilty."
! If th" death was inflicted by snm» one. you hay«»
. the history of the case to show you. The coart
' doesn't propose to arcue or explain any portion
! of this testimony. _\hout the decree of ! illt I
; irill explain to you.
Judire Garrison then defined the different d»
: icreeai of murder, and ended his charge: ■[ state
; to you that manslaughter is applicable ho this
j rase, arid this should be your verdict.'*
pl.inl. book* of history. bioOTaphy,
nile book's. Hooks at >••. HV, l"»c,
ur. five times the prices now asked.
s for Summer reading:.
rices :
The \.\',.\ »w Dkeam*. In.. L. Silberrml
l"i:i\t em I'iik. Una I. Silberrnil.
THE Hi v. TowTOWB. Frederick Viiler.
Tail i.-M \sth' Cat-Boat am> othkr
Tri ian i. 'I'm k>. Charles Batl Loomla
Kate Wktiikkii.i. : An Earth i'omedt.
.le.-i nnet It- I.cc.
Ct'Rß. SxaffLE \m> Sri it. K. I- Anderson.
The I \iri.n Stats* «>i Yerterpa* \m>of
Tomorrow. William Barrow*. *' l>.
FjtoM Law Washington t»> Mb». »'i,eve
»..\ni». l.vdin 1.. Gordon.
Ma.nneks: or, Ham Homes am> *»ood
SOTIETI ALL THE YEAS Ki>tM>. Surah . I.
Hale.
Life or George Peaboi>t. Pbebe A. Han
■lord.
Amds |..\«i:eme. Edited by William R.
Lawrence.
Life and Ini !• Career or EiMUn
Greelct! William M. Cornell.
Tilting at Wr>n.MiM.-«. Emma M. Connelly.
The \\ mi.-. ok Silexcc li'vi-t-'i^i'!-.
l.\Sri{ii,\ and Other Stories*. »>uula.
Two \iw I>i>«; Stories am» Ani»tht-:k. Ouifln.
I'win.. the Way. Simpson Newlnnrl. with
23 ilhmt rations by Herbert i .•!•-.
LazarFm. Lucas < let've. __
At 10c Each "^
Publishers" Price. 50c and 75c \
The Red Spell. Francis <;r>M>le
A Whirl A-i M>KB. t.ertrudc Atherton.
A White Babt. James Welsh.
Bohemia In\ aukp. .fames L. Ford.
An i.m, vi.kmknt. Sir Robert Peel.
A (Ji i.sTiiix ok Color. F. C. f'hillip-
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Toxin. Onlda.
The Three Hi. n\r?!> w iiai.ens. James
Knapp Kecve.
For Young People— lsc Lach
Publishers Price. 51
I^apkep. Hit Not Lost. Mr«. Andrew
Charles.
Women of ihkistkmm.m. Mr.-. Anrlre-<v
Tharles.
t'oNorKFMNi: am> ii> i hmji Cat Mrs. And '
• "baric*.
Family I"«>i;n Edward Garrett.
At Any Cost. Edward tJarret.
S.iNi.somi r>A!tu\r.s. I ncfe Willis.
I>mi{i.tii\ KxPERiENrE. Adeline Trafton.
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i i mi: Lcrruer** Frikxi». -Mrs. Hart.
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Her Wn.i ii. Way. E. Searehfleld,
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A Sei.k-Wili.ei» Family. K. s. r.nchetm.
Daisy's Dilemmas. Mrs. Hart., _
The MyhtekT of Master Max am- ibb
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i Fl ikkv and Jack. H. Atteridep.
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