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PROBIXO THE REEF TRUST.
ATTORVEV GsOOsstAli PAVIKS STARTS
.\N INQT'IHY TIF-RE.
MANY COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED
BT HPT THE GOVERNOR SUPPORTS
THE INVESTIGATION".
The State of Xew-York, through Attorn,
General John C. Davies. is ensued in probing
Into the organization, constitution and n."th'ds
of the meat trust. Mr. Davies came down from
Albany yesterday personally 10 conduct a
searching investigation late the operations of
the trust in this city. The Attorney Gential
quietly >!«■■ the work of sifting evaala from
facts in order to pecure evidence that would be
useful to him In the future when members and
agems of the trust might be asked to appear
before him. Mr. Davies. who Is staying tX the
Hotel Manhattan, spent an hour or two yester
day afternoon at the office of Deputy Attorney
General Job K. Hedges. No. 141 Broadway.
While there he discussed the beef situation with.
a Tribune reporter in substantially the?- words:
••I do not know." he said, "whether or not you
here in New- York fully appreciate the extent of
the criticism which has been levelled at the
trust. In my own county, Oneida. there has
been actual suffering on account of the excep
tionally high rates charged by the Westerners.
I have received many letters from different sec
tions of the State. All of the writers complain
Of the present difficulty of supplying meat to
their families. They ask me if I cannot do
something: to relieve them.
"Before I left Albany I talked over the meat
situation with the Governor. I found him much
interested in the subject and very much against
any hißh-handed proceedings on the part of the
trust He is willing to indorse any step I may
take looking to the relief of the citizens of the
' ■V have found that the consumption of meat
has materially lessened since the augmentation
began I have boon unable to learn when the
upward movement will erase. Both the Govern
or and I are interested in the question because
of the additional cost the rise in prices of meat
-will bring to th" maintenance of the State in
stitutions, as w— ~s to private families.
"I am not at liberty 10 tell the results of m>
Investigations I have beard plenty of nim>rs
and many reports regarding the doings of !tM
trust here, but until 1 can reduce what I M'
heard to evidence that will be strong enough to
Injure the trust I must keep silent. I can onls
car that, as far as my Investigations have gone
1* looks very much as if the trust had exceeded
Its legal powers. If when I examine these meat
men before a referee I find that they are guilty
•7 oversaving their rights I shall l proceed
against them on the ground of restraint of trade
and of carrying on a business injurious to pub
lic pollcv It is criminal for any body of men to
creaTe a" monopoly on a commodity that is cssen
ti T ? o th™ maintenance of life. If any ™<™''"
• ft" is found, the proper authorities snail he in
structed to bring proceedings against them.
ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATING.
HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TABLES THE
REEF TRITST RESOLUTION.
•Washington. April 1---A letter from. Attorney
General Knox relative to the so-called Beef Trust
was made public to-day by Representative Ray. of
Sew-Tork. chairman of the House Committee on
the Judiciary. In view of the Attorney General's
letter the Judiciary Committee decided without
division to recommend that the resolution of Rep
resentative Thayer. of Massachusetts, asking- the
Attorney General what steps he had taken against
th* Beef Truft. lie on the table. The Attorney
General letter is given In Chairman Ray's report
on the resolution. ■-._—.
The report quotes Mr. Ray's letter, dated April
; ■ to the Attorney General, in which the following
questions are asked:
First— Has your attention been called to the
■MUter alleged in House Resolution m. a copy of
■SM-HSCTyo,, requested to take any
C "Tnird^ Have you any evidence of the existence of
Euch a combination?
Th" Attorney General, in a letter of the same
SEte. answers the questions as follows:
Flirt— lt has not. except ■• far as it is a matter
of peneral notoriety.
Second— l have not. . ,
Third— None that could be classed as legal am-
It'S proper. I think, however, to add that owir.s
to the positive, oft repeated and circumstantial
r.atu'-e of the allegations that the law is belns
flagrantly violated. I directed some time npo a
thorough inves:ipatlon to be made by one of the
district attorneys of the I nlted states for the
purpose of ascertaining whether in fact such com
bination existed, and whether, if so. its operations
were in violation of any federal statute
Continuing, the report says:
It is apparent from this correspondence that there
is no necessity for th* adoption of the resolution.
By reason of "the widespread notoriety of the mat
ter the Attorney General of the ["tilted States has
already ordered a thorough investigation. There Is
no doubt he will perform bis duty and prosecute
all offenders, if offenders there be.
It is evident that he should not be required to
five -. detail the steps already taken, as this would
be to forewarn tlio>,o who are violating the law
and enable them, to conceal evidence.
It is aN" evident that this officer cannot state
whether or not there has b<-on an infringement of
the law. as no evidence has been presented to him
upon which to ba*e an opinion, and no intelligent
opinion can be given as to whether or not there
has been an infringement of the law until the facts
axe fully ascertained.
It is Blf=o evident that no legal steps can be taken
toward a prosecution of the parties violating the
law until a thorough investigation has been made.
(1 short- th» letter of the Attorney General above
quoted answers the resolution as fully as it can
be or ought to be at this time.
tMEFARD 7O SPEAK TOMORROW.
nXTECTE© TO REVIEW LOWS ADMINISTRATION'
W TO DATE.
Edward M. Sh«>pnrd. the. Tammany candidate for
Mayor ia?t fall, baa premised to speak at the din
ner of the Harlem Democratic Club in the Harlem
Casino to-morrow niKiit. an 5 it is understood that
Mr. Shepard will review the acts of Mayor Low's
administration up to flat*. He intimated In his
speech at the Democratic Club on Monday night
that he had something on his mind in the way of
criticism Of Mr. Low, and the Harlem Tammany
raeu paid last night that Mr. Shepard would attack
Ism Mayor The meeting is In the XXXlst As
senrhly * District, of which Isaac M. Hopper is
leader. Hugo Kanzler is president of the club, and
the dinner will be in honor of the birthday of
Thomas Jefferson. Among others who are expected
to speak are Lewis Nixon. < "ingressman Robert W.
Davie. of Florida, and John B. Stanchfleld. Gov
ernor Joseph D. Savers of Texas and pi -Governor
Frank Brown of Maryland. Invitations have been
»rit to -ex-President < Me-velarid. ex -Secretary Fair
child. John G. Carlisle and ex-Senator David B.
Hi::
.^. STOCK OFFERED WITH A BOM S.
The Forr. Rivfr Ship and Engine Company-, at
r Quincy. Mass., has just placed on the market
in.ovi shares of preferred Mock at JlO9 a share, of
.'ferlng: a bonus of on? share of common ftock for
• every two of preferred that is bought. The com
' pany 1s capitalized a* follow*: Preferred Mock.
y, <wi shares, at $2. ""'.'"A and common stock. 20.W)
j share? at C«Vi.(W. The company reserves the
» rlrht to -withdraw this bonus «• any time.
This was formerly the Fore River Engine Com
■ nanv at Weymouth, orjranired by F. O. Wellington
end T A "Watson. L*?t year The company, hav
• In* established a larpe plant at Qulncy. was In
corporated. Am"ric the contracts i' has undertaken
ar« the hui'.dinK of the battleships Xew-Jersey and
Rhc-^.e Island the cruiser Dcs iloines and a num
. : of torpedo boat destroyers.
special NOTICE
DO NOT BE, IMPOSED UPON
By I irvupuk>u«> Druggists who offer you a substitute for
Hnnyadl J&nos
NATURAL LAXATIVE MINERAL WATER.
There is nothing •• Jn*t as good." For the positive cure of
CONSTIPATION.
A* tat Hnnyadl Jano*. (full name) and •*♦ fat yon T;ET it. It yon Kmply uk for Hu7*di
water yoo may be UapOMd upon. ET«ry bottle of the Genuine has Bine Label, with red center.
BRICK OKLY DENTED MAN'S BKULL.
AFTER FAI.LTNO THIRTEEN" STORIES IT
GLAX«ED FROM A MARVELLOUS
(RANIIM AND INJCRED AN
OTHER PERSON.
According to hospital and police reports,
Joseph Berment. thirty-five years old. a house-
Fmitn. of No. IJSM Brook-aye., The Bronx, has
a remarkable head. Last evening he was at
work on tho pround floor of a new apartment
hous» at No. 42 West Thirty-fifth-st. In some
manner a brick became dislodged on the thir
teenth Boor. It struck Berment on the head,
and. according to th»- report of Policeman Troy,
of the Tenderloin station, made a "small dent"
in his skull. IV-rment. however, was knocked
penseless by the force of the blow.
Dr. Wetts, of the New-York Hospital, made a
hurried examination, while Berment's fellow
workman stood about, wondering what would
become of his widow. 'Why. this man is not
going to 'lie, 1 ' said the surgeon, as he finished
his examination. 'His skull is not even fract
ured, or, at least, so far as can he determined
now."
Dr. YY<-11« took V.erment to the hospital, where,
he could make n more thorough examination.
Rerment SSI placed on the operating table.
One or two fellow surgeons helped Dr. Wells,
but nothing more serious was found than the
little 'dent" in the skull.
In speaking of the case later. Dr. Wells said
Pel limit's condition was not in the least seri
ous. This mnn either has a remarkably bam
head or was struck by an unusually soft brick."
was the surgeon's comment. "He will pronably
go back to work to-morrow."
The brick, after ffdling Berment. tumbled on
down into the basement of the building, where
Teter Thompson, of No. 7,4:, East < >ne-hundred
and-fifty-seventh-st.. another mechanic, was at
work. He received a wnr^ appearing wound
on the head than did Berment. He was not
taken to the hospital. "Berment would not have
been taken to the hospital." said the surgeon,
"if the brick hadn't fallen so far."
OLD FXSERVED WARRANTS FOUXD.
TAKEN FR'"»M CNCSED DESK IN DISTRICT
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE-TOR HOUSES
OF A rOLICY MAN.
Thirty-six unservrd warrants for violations
Of the policy law and two articles of children's
BSMBtrwear were found yesterday in a desk long
unoccupied In the District Attorney's office.
County Detective Reardon desired a new desk.
One was brought out and placed In the detec
tive's rooms of the District Attorney's office.
< >n opening the desk Reardon was surprised to
find the warrants. Pome of them were dated In
the first months of lSt«>. but most of them were
dated within a year and a half.
They were unserved warrants for houses said
to be owned by a well known sporting man in
tp esu-d r in policy. There Is nothing about them
to denote who received them, whether any ac
tion was taken or why they were put aside.
They were turned over to District Attorney Je
rome, who will invostignte.
THE COLLATERAL LOAN TAX.
COMMISSIONER YERKES SAYS HE MUST EN
FORCE THE -ATTORNEY GEN
ERAL'S OPINION ASKED.
"Washington. April IS.— John W. Yerkes. Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue, ha? made public his
letter to Lewis Cass Ledjrard. of New- York, at
torney for the New- York Stock Exchange. In reply
to Mr. T/edyard's argument asking for a recon
sideration and reversal of the ruling made by the
Commissioner in February last, by which It was
held that where certificates of stock were used
as collateral for loan*, and were delivered by the
owner thereof to the Under inclored in an envelope
on which there was a irint.-d memorandum setting
forth the name of the borrower, the name of the
lender, the amount borrowed, date of the transac
tion, and the name and value of the securities in
dosed in the envelope, that such transaction was
subject to the stamp tax imposed by the first clause
of Schedule A of the "War Revenue acts of June.
OH, and March. 1901. The Commissioner is of the
opinion that, even without such memorandum, the
transaction Is taxable, but in the case under con
sideration there was a delivery of the stock to se
cure the future payment of money, and further
more the memorandum above referred to. The
Commit signer holds that the language of Schedule
A does not require the memorandum stated to be
signed by either party, or that it must be Intended
by the parties or accepted by them as an effective
instrument of plrdpe.
Th' memorandum under consideration contained
a full statement of the transaction between the
parties. It showed the amount of the loan, to
whom the loan was made, by whom It was made,
the rate of Interest, date of the loan, the securi
ties delivered as collateral and the value of th*-se
securities. The Commissioner further held that
as after the passage of the act of MM both the
Attorney General and the Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue had held that Such transactions
■were taxable under what was called the mortgage
clause of the law of 1888. which clause was re
pealed nnd*-r the provisions of the act of March 2.
ISCI. that the taxes in question would be enforced
only <<n and after July 1. ISOI.
Me held thai bo lone aa the Mortgage law had
been on the statute books hi* office nad the riuiit
to assume that the revenue officials bad enforced
the collection and the borrowers had paid the
taxes doe under that section according to the
rulings of the. bureau, but from the data of the
repeal of the mortgage clause lie considered it his
duty to enforce the collection of the proper taxes
where stock was used as collateral and where any
memorandum was made a part of the transaction.
The commissioner does not agree with Mr. Led
yard that the amounts involved will be stupendous
or that unusual hardship will result to taxpayers
by th« enforcement of the law. Rut, regardless of
the amounts. he feels it his duty to enforce the
law whatever may be the result of that enforce
ment: that his duty was to find the meaning of
the law after careful consideration of its language
and then enforce H.
Mr. Ledyard had requested that if the commis
sioner could not agree with him In his views of the
case under consideration the opinion of the Attor
ney General be asked. The commissioner, because
of the large number of persons interested in this
case, as well as because of the amounts Involved,
has agreed to comply with the request, and will
request the Secretary of the Treasury to submit
all the papers to the Attorney General, with a re
quest that he give his opinion on the questions In
volved.
PARIf-H CELEBRATES ANVtVBBSAKT.
tht: CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION COMPLETES
ITS SEVENTY-FIFTH YEAR.
The seventy-fifth anniversary of the Parish of
the Church of the Ascension. Fifth-aye. and Tenth
ft . was celebrated last night by a reception In the
Chapel of the Comforter, No. 10 Horatio-st. The
parish was founded in 1527. and every year the
parishioners celebrate the affair.
Mr« Henry Humiand arranged the programme
of Instrumental music. sincinc. recitations and
games.
PLASTERERS' LABORERS STRIKE.
The strike of plasterers' laborers to enforce the
demand for $3 .V> a day which was scheduled for
yesterday happened on time, and the laborers re
fused to work at (very building where the demand
was refused. l*ate on Monday night the Plasterers'
laborers' Union met In Military Hall. No. 193
Bowery, and issued final instructions for making
the demand. Every union plasterer went to his
work as usual yesterday mnrning. and made the
demand. When it was refused lie doffed his over
alls and went away.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUTE. WEDNESDAY. APBHi 18. BW2.
T<» FLOCK BY THEMSELVES
NOTICE BEstVED ON CITIZENS UNION
AND INDEPENDENT ALDERMEN.
REPUBLICAN MEMBERS HOLD A CAUCUS
FROM WHICH THK FORMER ARE EX-
CtiUDBD— WHY THE ACTION
WAS TAKEN.
The Republican members of the Board of
Aldermen yesterday served emphatic notice on
the Citizens Union and Independent Democratic
members of the hoard to -flock by themselves."
The affront was unmistakable, as the Republi
cans met in caucus following: the adjournment
Of the board meeting, with the Citizens Union
and Greater New-York Democracy men on the
outside of the glass doors of the council cham
ber.
The action by the Republicans yesterday was
largely the outcome of the discussion of the
aldermanic situation on Friday night last week
at the so-called fusion caucus, when Alderman
Goodman, the leader of the majority until he
resigned that post, some time ago. urged his
colleagues to assume responsibility for the acts
of the Low administration, and make the lines
as tight as possible. The lukewarm Independent
Democrats and Citizens Union members, to the
number of about twenty, did not attend the
caucus on Friday night, but at the round-up
yesterday afternoon thirty Republicans took
part in the proceedings.
The Republican members of the board last
night said that their action was provoked by
the course taken by the independents them
selves. On account of disappointment over fail
ure to secure patronage, the independent Dem
ocrats have been fulling out of the fusion ranks.
asserting that they were 'going it alone." They
declared that they owed it to their constituents
to cut loose from the fusion majority and se
cure all the political places within their reach.
This attitude did not strike the Republican
members as just and proper, and they told
their recalcitrant brethren so. Sine- last Fri
day some of the Republican members of the
hoard have been doing missionary work among
the more indifferent, an.i yesterday's caucus
was the result.
The Tammany members of the board now
have the laugh on the "outlaws." Lately they
have been twitting them because of their fail
ure to secure the patronage that they had
planned t" get. and have offered many sugges
tions about returning to Tammany and getting
In line for future good times.
N. -« that the Republicans have served notice
on the independent Democrats In the board, it
will be interesting t-> notice just what will
happen. The friends of the Mayor would like
to see the board In the hands of a majority of
well wishers of th» administration, but if such
a thing is Impracticable, they pay the adminis
tration can take care of itself. The salary bill
has given the Board of Estimate and Appor
tionment power until May 1 to readjust salary
schedules without the concurrence of the board.
About the most important Thing that the alder
men ■will handle in the way of legislation for the
next year is the confirmation of the Rapid Tran
sit Commission's contract with the Pennsyl
vania Railroad for the building of the tunnel
across Manhattan Island. It will be some time.
however, before the aldermen have to pass on
the measure, and there is little doubt that pub
lic sentiment will be so strongly in favor of Its
ratification that the aldermen will vote for it
without reference to partisan lines.
At the caucus of the aldermen yesterday
President Cromwell of Rfdimond presided. Some
of the independent Democrats who were noi in
vited to the conference were Messrs. Dowling,
Florence, Lundy and Malone. All of these m' n
are Democrats, and were elected on the fusion
ticket. Alderman Wentz, of Brooklyn, after
the conference adjourned yesterday afternoon,
paid that it was an "a'ceident" that the fusion
Democrats were not invUe.i to the conference.
Alderman McTnnes, vice-president of the board,
said that It mode little difference whether the
independents stayed away or not, as there would
be enough votes to pass every popular measure
on its merits.
BHEEHA V I//.V I \GRT AT HI! I.
PARTNERSHIP WITH TAMMANY TIGHTENS
THP: LINER OF THK INDEPENDENTS
The most noticeable effect of the new political
partnership between ex-Senator David B Hill
;.nd the Tammany Democrats Is the tightening
of th° liins of hostility between the Independ
ent Democratic organizations and Tammany. Mr.
Hill went back t" Albany yesterday afternoon
;.t 1 O'clock, after talking over the political sit
uation with Frank Campbell, Democratic state
chairman, at the Hoffman House. Mr. Camp
bell objects to the harmony programme In so far
ns it sidetracks him t<> give ih<- management of
the campaign to Senator McCarren. Mr. Camp
bell spoke hopefully of Democratic harmony
■when talking for publication. His friends know,
however, that he keenly resents being supplant
ed by Mr. Mi '.ur.ri.
The friends of John C. Sheeban are not as
kindly disposed toward Mr. Hill as they were
before he made his Bpeech at th-- Democratic
r'lub. They begin to believe that he is pre
paring to do the political "straddle" ar t at their
expense. Ii is a'iiui) Is int > ipi v ted ::s meaning
that he will work with th< Tammany men under
Lewis Nixon. He did not attend the dinner in
honor of John < '. Sheehan, but he did go to the
gathering intended to >mphasize th" leadership
of Lewis Nixon In the Democratic organization
In tfps county.
The feeling of bitterness by the anti-Tam
many men all along the line was Intensified last
night at the spectacle of Bhepard and Hill back
in the Tammany camp.
Pursuant to a resolution adopted at a recent
meeting of the executive committee of the In
dependent Democracy> which numbers in its
membership some of the best known Gold Demo
crats in this ciiy. a committee was appointed to
confer with other Independent Democratic or
ganisations with a view of solidifying Demo
cratic opposition to Tammany Hall.
Resolutions were adopted urging all Demo
crats not enrolled at the last flection to take
advantage of the special enrolments, so that
a successful fight might be waged at the pri
maries. The committee is composed of Wheeler
H. Peckham, Robert L. Harrison. Hugh R. Gar
den, John P. Kelly, Samuel n. Ordway, Chal
mers Wood and Adam Frank.
A similar committee, consisting of E. Ellery
Anderson. John C. Sheehan, Kasms 8. Ransom,
Matthew P. Preen, Alfred F. Seligsberg, L. J. M.
Liner.in and William Hepburn Russell, was re
cently appointed by th" Greater New-York
Democracy, and the Bryan Democratic League
will appoint its committee within two or three
days. Conferences will then he held and s gen
rral plan prepared to perfect the organization
of anti-Tammany Democrats, and to contest
vigorously the primaries In every district. In
view of the veto of the Weekes bill by Governor
i 'dell, the anti-Tammany forces feel confident of
success.
HEBREW SHOPKEEPERS PROTEST.
THEY ASK SPECIALLY THAT THE POLICE BE
LENIENT NEXT SUNDAY. THE DAY
BEFORE PASSOVER.
A letter of protest against the enforcement of the
Sunday closing laws was sent yesterday to Mayor
Low and Police Commissioner Partridge, demand
ing that the East Side merchants and pedlers be
permitted to continue their trade on Sundays, and
declaring that the mid* mads upon them by Cap
tain Walsh, of the Eldridso-st. police station, are
outrageous. The letter makes a strong plea in be
half of the thousands of poor residents of that part
of the city, who arc unable 10 purchase food in ad
vance, as they do not possess the proper storing
or refrigerating accommodations. The letter spe
cially requests that the coming Sunday be set aside
as a day on which the market may be opened, and
pedlers and storekeepers allowed to sell their
foods. This special appeal is made because the
Hebrew holiday of Passover vill begin on the fol
lowing evening, and It will be difficult for many
Jewish families to buy their supplies unless they
do it on Sunday. In previous years, the letter as
serts, the city government has made it a rule to
permit the sale of victuals and other household
suoplles on the Sunday preceding a Jewish festival.
Commissioner Partridge sent for Captain Walsh
yesterday, and held a long conference with him.
The East Side storekeepers intend to organize and
make a strong effort to have the Sunday laws
changed. A Jewish dally newspaper has "recom
mended that a committee of pedlers. merchants
and storekeepers be organized to visit the Mayor
and Police Commissioner, and present their griev
ances. The article in the paper closes with the fol
lowing war cry: "It is a campaign for religious
freedom! It is a campaign for th" proper observ
ance of our Sabbath day. And the campaign must
K» unnl" . . -
NEW-JERSEY NEWS.
PROVIDES FOR ACTRESS NURSE.
PTTTSBUR6 MAX LEAVES I.TFE INTOME TO
WOMAN WHO TOOK CARE OF HIM.
Farmlngdale. X. J., April IS (Special).— The
will of Henry M. Bennett, of Pittsbun?. who died
here last Friday, was read to relatives and de
visees this afternoon by John F. Hawkins, of
Asnury Park, who prepared the document last
September. As was expected, the principal
legatees are Mrs. I-aura Biggar. the actress, who
for th- last four years was Mr. Bennett's com
panion and nurse; Ira H. Shattuck. proprietor
of the Xicollet House, Minneapolis, a brother
in-law; P. J. McNulty. a former secretary, and
R. M. Cullck. of Pittsburgh a business asso
ciate. Mrs. Biggar was present when the will
was read.
The document, which was very voluminous,
will be offered for probate at Freehold on Mon
day. James W. Fiott. of Pittsburt;. and John
F. Hawkins, of Asbury Park, were made execu
tors without bonds, and are to receive $5,000
each for their services in lieu of fees. Mr. Mc-
Nulty is also to give his services in the settle
ment of the estate. In case either of the execu
tors fails to serve. Frank Armstrong, of Pitts
burg-, is to be executor in his stead for a like
consideration.
All debts and expenses are to be paid by May
1. and the remainder of the estate is to be di
vide.l as follows: To Mrs. Laura Biggar. the
house at No. 119 Kast Kighty-third-st., New-
York, valued at $40,000, also $1,000 to be paid
within ten days after the prohate of the will
and an annuit of SI. SOU a year as long as she
!ives, the principal on her death to go to her
son, Willis J. Biggar, or, if he be dead, to the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals of Asbury Park; to Ira H. Shattuck. the
Windsor Stock Faim. at this place, of nearly
five hundred acres, and forty-six blooded horses.
Including Cascade, Zaza. Willis J., Alcantara,
jr. Mil.- Wilkes, Sir Bevis, Signal Pt.-ir. Lady
Bevia and Doctor Mac, together with all stock
and machinery, except three colts or horses, to
he selected by William Pudleston, former man
aj,'t of the farm, who is also to have $1,000;
to P. J. McNulty, a two-thirds interest in forty
acres of land near West Brownsville. Perm.. a
house at No. 21 North Dlamond-st.. Allegheny
City, Perm.. and Mr. Bennetfs gold watch and
chain.
The Bijmi Theatre. | n Pittsburgh Ifl to he con
tinued for live years, during which time R. M.
Grulick, Mr. Bennett's partner, is to have a one
third interest in the profits and $30 a week in
the theatrical seasons. Mr. tiulick is also made
the residuary legatee. The Bijou Theatre prop
erty at the end of the five years is to be dl
vH. d between Mrs. Biggar. who is to receive
90 per cent, and P. J. McNulty. who is to get
the rest.
Samuel Croker Bennett, a nephew, f.nd Mary
Bennett, a niece, receive J5.->.f>oO each, and <leorge
B. Whif.-. 1 f Farmlngdale. $1,000. Mary Diskin,
of Pittsburgh receives $500, and a trust fund of
$1 0.00 ft is left to the Asbury Park Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or to the
Mayor and Council for such purposes, should no
such society exist.
The Mnnmouth Trust Company, of Asbury
Park, is made trustee of $1,000, the income to
hr devoted to keeping the Bennett lot in Mount
Prospect Cemetery. Asbury Park, in order. Five
thousand dollars la left for the construction of
an entrance to the cemetery.
Mr Bennett and his wife lie in Mount Pros
pect <'emetery in n vault capped by a piece of
marble weighing thirty tons. Over the vault
is a marl !»• shaft seventy-six feet high, which
cost ?•".<'.« nh 1.
The entire estate is valued at nearly $2,000,000.
SHOOTS FRIEND AND HIMSELF
MAN JUST RACK PROM WEST SAID HIS
WIFE WAS INSULTED.
John Oroughton and James Shelby He "lose
together in St. Michaels Hospital. Newark, earh
with a bullet in his head. Both are expected to
die. r>r..Uk,-hton shot Shelby j»nd then himself.
An n!!eg*>d Insult to Mrs. Droughton was the
r-asnn given for the shooting.
Droughton, who is a machinist, returned yes
terday from a long trip West. Last night he
went to the saloon of James Murphy, ai Cen
;ral-;ive. and North Thlrd-M.. East Newark.
where Shelly was When Droughton appeared
the men in the place greeted him with n shout of
welcome.
Shelby Joined in the greeting, and started
from the bar toward Droughton, with whom he
bad been friendly foryears. As Shelby advanced
Droughton sn«- him, and. hreaklng .iff his greet
ings with the other men, started toward Shelby,
at the same time calling him a name :»nd add
ing: "111 teach you to insult my wife."
Shelby's hand dropped to his side and he stood
BtilL Droughtun drew a revolver and tired at
his farmer friend.- The bullet entered Shelbys
right eye and took a somewhat downward
course. Droughton then turned to the men who
had risen from the tables and commanded them
to stand still. His revolver covered them as he
r. treated to the door.
liis wife uas i>n th" stoop of their home. Ho
taid nothing to her. but ran into the house
and upstairs. Then, sitting in a rocking chair,
he seni ;> bullei into his own bead. Mrs
Droughton refuses i>< explain her husband's r<»
tnark about her having been insulted. She will
only say that her husband had been drinking.
ELIZABETH PRESBYTERY MEETS.
RETIRING MODERATOR PRAISES ROOSE
VELT AND ATTACKS JEROME.
Elizabeth, April 15 (Special).— The spring session
of the Elizabeth Presbytery began here to-day in
the Second Presbyterian Church and will continue
over to-morrow. There are thirty-three churches
and several chapels in the Presbytery. The Rev.
Dr. Henry Elliott Mott. pastor of Westminster
Church, Elizabeth, is the retiring moderator. He
will be succeeded by the Rev. Dr. Harlan Q. Men
denhall, pastor Of the First Presbyterian Church,
Perth Amti'iy.
Two ministers at the business session received
letters or dismissal. They wore the Rev. Eusene
A. Mitchell, Who asked to be transferred to a
Presbytery in Alabama, and the Rev. Dr. Edwin
M. Bliss, who wants to go to the Manhattan asso
ciation of Congregational Churches. Two minis
ters were transferred here from other presbyteries,
the Rev. Albert B. Western coming from the Mon
mouth Presbytery anil the Rev. Benjamin H. Ran
kin from St. < - lairsvllle
Tile afternoon session was devoted to a discus
sion on the state of religion in th.-> churches and
the reports of the various pastors. This evening
there was an address by the Rev. Dr. S. Hall
Young, who has recently returned from Alaska.
The, Rev. Dr. Mott in his sermon paid a tribute
to President Roosevelt, saying that he would con
sider It an honor to vote for such a man. Refer
ring ;o the demand for reform in New-York, he de
clared that there was no possibility of obtaining
any reform there except by the help of ministers.
District Attorney Jerome, he said, had declared
that be had no use for the ministers and their
milk and water. If Jerome had his way. said Dr
M"tt it would not be milk and water hut vitriol
and glycerine. A king once said that he had never
done a foolish thing or said a wise one, but
Jerome could beat him.
.1 SEW W. U. SUPERINTENDENT.
C. A. TIXKKR RETIRES FROM T}iF. EASTERN
DIVISION— B. BROOKS OF DENVSR,
TO SUCCEED HIM.
Charlei A Tinker, general superintendent of the
eastern divbinn of the Western I'nlon. has re
signed, his resignation to take effect on May I. B.
Brooks, superintendent ar Denver, Col., hn.« heen
promoted to fill the vacancy. The territory In
cludes New-England, the Middle State? and Mary
land.
Mr Tinker had been with the Western Cnlon
company for s period of twenty-one years. He was
born in IR3S. In IS'>"> he became an operator for the
Vermont and Boston Telegraph Company, at Bos
ton. Later, he became an operator In the War De
partment at Washington. He was a warm friend
of President Lincoln. In the Civil War Mr. Tinker
did efficient work in the government's Held tele
graph service. After the war he was appointed
manager of the military telegraph at Washington.
In IRTS he was made general superintendent of the
Pacific Division of the Atlantic and Pacific Tele
graph Company. In USI. he was appointed aid to
Genera! E'-kert, who recently retired and who was
then general manißcr of the Western Cnlon. On
February 1, 15*2. Mr. Tinker became general super
intendent of the- eastern division of the company.
Which place he ha? just resigned.
Mr. Brooks will enter upon his n»w duties on
Majf 1- He is a native of Texas and about toru
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L L. BT'CK MAY BE REMOVED.
tHIEF ENGINEER'S RESIGNATION SAID TO
HAVE BEEN ASKED FOR AND MVUMUfc
It was reported yesterday on good authority that
Brldgo Commissioner Lindenthal had asked for th^
resignation of Leffert L. Buck, chief engineer of
the Brlige Department, and that Mr. Buck had
defied the (-.immlssioner and refused to resign.
Before the end nf th-^ week. It Is said. Mr Buck
will bfl removed, and the department will have a
new chief engineer. It is thought that Mr. Buck s
removal will be followed by the resignation of r>.
F. Nichols, executive engineer of the new Wlll
laiusbtUE bridge. Mr. Nichols will thus show his
loyalty to his old chief.
Th^re has been considerable friction kSJKWSCS.
Commissioner Lindenthal and his engineers. Eve.
since ' 'hief Engineer Bu.'k wrote to Mayor I."\\
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Mr Buck. Mr. Buck was extremely angry when
seen yesterday afternoon, and declined to discuss
the subject.
MINI3TMM COMWm si iciDF.
Lacona. lowa. April 15.— The Rev. Samuel Krell.
pastor of the Methodist church here, and who
served two years in the Philippines as a private
soldier In the .iist lowa Volunteers, has committed
suicide. He was despondent over his Inability to
secure a large attendance to his church meetings.
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