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Vote on Sxcaync Impeachment
Charges This Afternoon.
•W'ashinirtPn. Jan. 17.— A vote will have been
taken on the articles of impeachment In the
case of Judge Charles Swayne, of the l*nited
States Circuit Court of Florida, by the time the
House adjourns to-morrow, and the decision
then reached \rtll Indicate ttie < har*e or charges
on which the accused Judc© will be tried before
the bar of the Senate.
It is generally assumed that the Democrats
mill vote solidly in favor of the majority report,
which recommends impeachment on the follow
ing charges: False expense certification, non
residence in his district, unlawful personal use
of a railroad while in the hands of a receiver
appointed by Judpe Swayne. the O'Neal con
tempt case and the Belden and Davis contempt
cases. As there are a number of Republicans
*lio also b«lievr that the evidence supports this
report, the impression prevails that it will be
adopted unless there is a radical change in the
•enttment of the House before the vote is cast.
That the lower chamber is striving honestly
Sicd conscientiously to arrive at a fair, impartial
end unprejudiced decision has been Indicated by
the character of the debate. The ablest lawyers
en the floor have submitted arguments for or
«ig.iinst the accused Judge, in which they have
arrived at totally different conclusions from the
consideration of the came evidence, but there
lias been a gTatifylr* absence of partisanship,
end the debate ha« beea enlivened by compara
tively few personalities.
The Introduction In the House to-day of a let
ter from I>on A. PaMee, United States Circuit
Judge, of New-Orleans, in which he gave Judge
Bwayne a clean bill, caused a sensation, and led
*0 a fierce denunciation of Judge Pardee by
Bourke Cockran, of N>Tr-York. He intimated
that It might be aa well to extend the Ecope of
the Impeachment proceedings sj as to Include
*a judge who baa discredited obedience to law
by another Judge."
After the Housa had airreed to vote on the
impeachment articles to-morrow at 3:30 o'clock
the debate was carried on at hig-h pressure for
more than five hours. Mr. tJroßvenor. of Ohio,
furnished the text for Mr. Oockran's vigorous
speech by reading Judge Pardee's letter, de
claring that politics was at the bottom of the
Impeachment proceedings. The fact of a Judge
transmitting such a letter. Mr. Cockran de
clared dramatically, was "a monstrous spec
In his letter Judge Fardce expresses surprise
that the House Committee on Judiciary voted
"six Democrats and two Republicans" to pre
sent articles of impeachment against Judge
fcwayi.e. He reviews the clr< umstamos of Judge
F wayne's appointment in the early part of the
Harrison administration and following an elec
tion in Florida In which 1t was reported, and
generally believed, that gross frauds had been
perpetrated against the Republican party.
Judge Swayne had told him that it vat the
desire of the administration that those guilty
of the frauds* should be proceeded againpt. This
litigation had engendered an intense feeling:
against Judge Swayne. It was then regarded as
hazardous for Judge Fwayne to travel about
the district, and from that time on Judge
Fwayne was persona non grata to the Demo
i rats-- in Florida..
After reading the letter Mr. Orosvenor took up
the defence of Judge Swayne, and asserted that
there was no ground for Impeachment in the re
' the committee. The other defenders of
rida judge were Messrs. Lacey, of Iowa;
Nevin, of Ohio; Moon, of Pennsylvania, and
Crumpacker, of Indiana. Mr. Lnmar, of Flor
:->sed the debate for the day, reviewing the.
sentiment of his State ana the record of Judge
Ewayne. lie declared there was ample ground
for impeachment.
Says Consensus of Opinion Is Wait
a Year.
Washington, Jan. 17.— Speaker Cannon was the
principal speaker at the annual dinner of the Na
tional Board of Trade to-night.. He said Congress
■Wb* to agree on legislation that would give ap
proximately $030,000,000 to the public sen-ice. If the
throttle, wer.. to be opened $IW,O»,<XK) more eaaUy
could be appropriated.
Regarding the tariff question, Mr. Cannon said
It was the consensus of opinion that it was better
to sit a year before undertaking to revise tho
revenue laws.
. "I think," he said, "we have a pretty good reve
jjuo law. both as regards the customs and internal
re*«nue." And he added: "We need the money"
"Under existing conditions," he paid, -my impres
elon Is that the Congress of the United States will
hesitate to run the risk of halting the business ln
terests of the country. I trust that when adjourn
ment of Con/rreßs comes the country will get v rest
eubMantially until the first Monday In December '
R**>r<ling the Interstate Commerce law Mr Can-
Ji'iri was inclined to think it possible to give the
country something in the way of iegal machinery
that would correct the inequities that now txlst
Jn the remaining days of Congress, be added, leg
islation might be enacted that would tend to' cor
rect the present inequities between the distributer
e»nd the consumer.
While "AutomobilUt Explains Inven
tion Fur Coat Vanishes.
While William P. Shattuck, an automobile manu
facturer of Minneapolis, was earnestly explaining
at Madison Square Garden the value of his new
transmission K<ar. he carelessly laid aside his fur
Ured overcoat. When lie looked for 1t it had dis
appeared, aa had two young men who had been
■Treat ly Interested In his talk.
The coat was lined with Ui» eklns of eighty-six
muskrats, ehot by hinu and his wife on an auto
mobile tour through the J>akotas Mr Shattuck
raid h« was particularly sorry to lose it last night
because he had an attack of neuralgia, and had to'
me back to the Holland House, where he is staving
In th* cold without an overcoat.
N W. Harris & Co. are offering $3^.000 first and
refunding mortgage «4 per cent bonds of the Utlca
and Mohawk Valley Railway Company, now con
trolled In 1 the Interest of T!,- New-York Central and
Hudson River Railroad Company.
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West Point Graduate Declines to
Tell of Church Oath.
Washington. Jan. 17.— Attorneys for Senator
Smoot to-day put on the stand witnesses to dis
credit the testimony of the three wttBMMI for
the protestants who gnve what they alleged to
be the oaths taken by Mormons who po through
the temples and take the endowment ceremony
of the Mormon Church. The session was shorter
than usual to-day, because of the absence of
witnesses. It is expected several witnesses will
arrive here to-night and the hearing will go on
Richard W. Young, of Salt Lake, srandson of
Brlgham Young, a graduate of West Point and
also of the law department of Columbia I'ni
verslty, was sworn. While serving in the army
In the Philippines he was president of the
Criminal Branch of the Supreme Court of the
islands. He returned to Salt Lake in 11><>1 ana
is now president of one of the four Mormon
stakes of Salt Lake City. Mr. Young is a
monogamist and he declared to-day the senti
ment of Mormons was decidedly hostile to
polygamy. He said there was no teaching of
polygamy and had been none since the mani
festo was issued. In relation to "whisperings"
In politic* he said he knew of no instance where
the "whispers" had been traced to any Mormon
authorities. He thought there may been
come underlings who attempted to create the
impression that the Church wanted some par
ticular candidate elected, bat when the cases
were traced the accused persons always denied
that they had been authorized to take such
In answer to questions by Chairman Burrows.
Mr. Young said that until two years after its
issuance the manifesto was not construed to be
directed against the practice of polygamy, but
only against new plural marriages. He said
that if it were not for the law against polygamy
he should believe the principle to be risht. Some
of the bishops under Mr. Young are polygamists.
He paid he had taken no steps to dissuade them
from continuing the practice.
Mr. Worthington. for Senator Smoot, and Sen
ators Burrows ami ifcComas engaged in an
argument as to the propriety of a question
whether the Endowment House contains any
thing hostile to this government, when the wit
ness declines to give the wording of the oath
taken by Mormons who go through the ceremony.
The members of the committee took the position
that if partial answers were given the Inquiry
should extend to the entire subject. Mr. Worth
iiißton likened the situation to an inquiry Into
Masonry or other secret organizations, and said
that the witness should be permitted to say
that he had taken no obligation hostile^to the
government, and then decline to reveal a secret
oath which he is obliged not to divulge. After
the argument Mr. Worthington asked Mr.
"Is th<»rp anything in the oath that relates to
your government?"
"I don't know that I would understand my
status if I answered that question. I do not
want to be in contempt of the committee, and I
should like the Chair to tell me whether this is
to be followed with further inquiries," said the
Senator Burrows ruled that if the question was
answered he would inquire of the witness as to
the character of the ceremony and all of the ob
ligations, irhereunon Mr. Young declined to
answer Mr. Washington's question. He said he
had never heard of any person beins harmed
because of revealing oaths of the Endowment
Old Bronze Taken from Former
Church to Rectory.
The deep toned bronze bell which for eighty
seven years has hung in the belfry of the orig
inal St. George's rhurch. at No. 420 East Four
teenth-st., and called many congregations to
worship was taken down yesterday. It is to be
set up on a bluestone base in front of the pres
ent St. George's rectory to-day.
John Relnhardt had to cut through three
floors in the old church to get the bell down.
Special riggers from the Meneely Bell Com
pany's works at Troy. N. V., were engage.l to
unfasten the brll. which weighs 3,<KX» pounds,
and lower it through the hole made in the floors.
The bell was originally made in England. Its
cost was £250 and the foreman of the Troy beil
company says it is as sound as ever after
eighty-seven years' service and worth even more
money to-day.
The bell was presented to St. George's Church
by Thomas H. Fmith, of London, in ISIS. It
was designed by T. M. Mears. of London.
The church, or chapel, as it was culled after
the new church was built, was sold by the trus
tees of St. George's and it became the Fifth
Avenue Presbyterian Church. It was later sold
to speculators and finally to the present owners,
a Hungarian society.
Dr. McKenzle Has His Xose Badly
Cut by Player's Stick.
Dr. L. B. McKenzle, or Bellevue Hospital,
who plays the position of coverpoint for the
Hockey Club of New-York, was hit in the face
by the stick of one of the players In a contest
with the Brooklyn Skating Club at the St.
Nicholas Rink last evening, and will probably
be unabla to play for the rest of the season.
Near the close of the llrst half M< Kenz'.e re
ceived a tremendous blow on the n<;so from
the stick, of one of the players. Blood flowed
copiously from a na«Uy cut. and Dr. Young,
■who was witnessing the match, dressed the
wound and advised Dr. Mc.Kenzie to go to Belle
vue Hospital to have it stitched. About three
week* ago Dr. McKenzle ran into another
player in practice, and hit his head so hard
on the ice that he was laid up for a day. He
In from Toronto and is one of the best players
in the local hockey league.
Miss Phelps's Assailant Worried Because of
loss of Work.
Wtnstei. Conn.. Jan. 17.— 1t is Bupposed that
trouble over a monument he was carving resulted
in the derangement of Frederick Baker, the stone
cutter, who yesterday tried to iin<l and attack Miss
Judith Phelps in her home. Baker was discharged
because of failure to properly execute some work
for the Daughters of the American Revolution, and
it is supposed that he thought Mi?s Phelps, who Ii
a raber of the Daughters of the American Revolu
tion Monument Committee, was responsible for his
loss of work.
Baker was to-rtny committed to the Connecticut
Hospital for the Insane at Mlddlctown, after a short
hearing In the town court.
Would Be Glad To Be District Attorney
Another Term.
District Attorney Jerome returned to the city
from Albany last evening, apparently well pleased
with his trip. He enent most of tho night in the
Tenderloin, on a "still hunt" for information which
he la to use In hiH crusade against the gamblers.
"I did say In Albany," ht remarked to a Tribune
reporter who met him in the street, "that I did
not want a nomination for Mayor, but 1 did want
another term as District Attorney. I have no in
formation that leads me to supj)oa<? any political
organization is going to renomfnate me for the
•>ftV«\ So far as my individual interests are con
cerned, the sooner 1 get back to the private prac
tice of.law the better off I shall be; but I take an
liii«-r«-bt la my present office, and would be glad to
continue in It for another term."
Mr. Jerome said he had not heard any tnlk to
the effect that Tammany Hall might offer to
renominate him. He declined to say if he Intended
to work in concert with Police Commissioner Mc-
Adoo In a cruaede against the poolrooms.
Laxative J-iromo Qulntn«, Uj« world wl<U Cold and Grl»
retn*<:y. removes tt» c.au*«, ("all for tha full r..™. and
took tor signature a J-. V. . Grin o. 28c.
Galleries Applaud Statement of In
nocence of Land Frauds.
■Washington. Jan. IT.— An unusual scene was pre
sented In the Senate to-day when John H. Mitchell,
senior Senator from Oregon, rising to a question
of personal privilege, declared to be absolutely with
out foundation the charges of complicity In public
land frauds on which be has been indicted by an
Oregon grand Jury. Senator Mitchell took his seat
In the Senate early, it being the first time he had
appeared in the chamber since the adjournment for
the holiday recess. Many Senators shook hands
with him as they tame in. and his colleague. Sen
ator Fulton, remained by his side throughout his
stay in the Senate chamber.
At the conclusion of the. routine business Senators
Clark, of Montana; Kearn3 and Smoot, of X'tah,
and McComas, of Maryland, took chairs close to
the Oregon Senator, and he arose In his place and
read his denial of the charges known to have been
preferred against him. He re;id slowly and In a
natural voice, which, however, broke somewhat at
intervals, and he wept as he finished his declaratia;:.
In ope:iinK_his statement the Senator declared
that the charges against him, if true, unfitted him
to occupy his se;it In the Senate. He then detailed
the charges and said:
I assert, In the most positive and unqualified man
ner, that each and every one of these charges. In
so far as they relate to or involve me. Is absolutely.
unqualifiedly and atrociously false, and I here arid
now Indignantly and defiantly denounce their
authors, mm each and every one of them, and
brand them publicly as malicious and atrocious
Following this general denial with one more
specific, the Senator spoke .substantially as follows:
Put I desire to be more specific, and therefore I
further deny, in terms the nr^st absolute and un
qualified which I am capable of using, that I ever
either la the month of January. 1&02. in the State
of Oregon, or at any other time or plare, unlaw
fully or feloniously or otherwise, conspired with
Hlneer Hermann, then Commissioner of the GenerA!
Land Office, and S. A. D. Puter, Horace c, |fo-
Kinley, D. W. Tarpley, Emma L. Watson Salmon
B Rimsby, Clark B. I.ooml* and William H Davis
or with either or any of them, or with any other
Person or persons, to defraud the United Statos out
of any part of Its public lands located either in
lowr.snip 11 houth. of Kange 7 Hast, in the State
of Orcpon or any othfr puhllc lands either in the
State of Oregon or plsewhere.
T further deny in the most absolute and unquali
fied terms that said S. A. I). Puter did, either In
the city of Washington, on March 9, 1902 or at any
other time or place, offer me, or pay to or give me
nor did I. on March 9. l!»02. in Washington, I). :'.'
or at any other time or place, accept or receive
from said S. A. D. Puter. the sum of two thousand
(. i'.lars. tir any other amount whatever either in
two l.nno dolinr bills, or any other denomination or
amount whatever, as an Inducement to u«e my in
fluence with Binger Hermann, then Commissioner of
tlip General L,and Ofiice. to Induce him as such
• 'ommissiom-r to pass to patent twelve certain
homestead entries, or any homestead entries what
ever, or for any other purpose.
The Senator then said he thought it proper to
state precisely what connection he had with Puter
and the lands In question and come of the circum
stances connected with the action of the grand jury
and the publications in the press regarding the
charges. He said that about March 1 or 2, IW2.
I'uter called on him In Washington with a letter of
Introduction from P. P. Mays, a prominent attorney
of Portland. Ore., and for many years District At
torney for the Oregon district. Puter had with him
a woman whom he introduced as Mrs. Emma L.
Watson, a widow and a citizen of Oregon, who hat!
invested something ovpr $8,000 in twelve homesteads
after the entrymen had received their certificates.
The woman had obtained the greater part of th!s
money by mortgaging other lands secured liy
noteg coming due. She could not raise the,
money to meet these notes until she had re
col ved patents for the twelve homesteads she
bad purchased. Puter had acted as agent for the.
woman, and she was blaming him, Puter said, as
he had assured her, when .'jhe made the purchases,
thr» patents to the lands would be issuVd in the
regular course of business, certainly before the
notes she had given for the borrowed money be
came due. Put'x said it would be several months
before the cases would bo reached In tbp regular
order In the Land Office, and that hts nurpose In
calling on him (the Senator) was to know if h«
could aid him In getting them advanced {or early
consideration. Tho BenatOT said he told Puter he
would help him In the event, that he found the
cases In a condition to be taker, up. Puter, the
Senator said, rf pIIM that he thought the cases had
been thoroughly investigated by agents In the field
and reported on favorably.
"I had not. of course, the slightest suspicion.'"
said Senator Mitchell, "that there was anything
wrong about the homrstoad f-ntrifs, or any of
them, and 1 told Puter that I would go up to the
I*and Office at once and ascertain the status of
thp caso. and asked him to go along with me."
At the Land Office Commissioner Hermann ex
plained to him that cases could not be mad« special
unless some good reason was shown by affidavit
why they should be advanced. Puter then told "the
sympathy story about the woman," and Hermann
suggested that Puter put his reasons for making
the cases special In an affidavit and he would
consider if it was proper to advance thfm. Puter
and Mrs. Watson then went to the Senator's office
at the latt^r's suR(.-estton, where two affidavits
were prepared without cost to them.
In closing Senator Mitchell said he. truste-1 the
time would come when he could with propriety de
mand of the Senate a thorough investigation of
every one of the charges against him. He added:
I have bron declared by unproven changes to be
unworthy to remain longer as your associate, and
being conscious of tho absolute rectitude of my
actions and of my innocence of all wrong, I have
deemed it not only my right, but mv duly to my
r.<-lf and to the. members of this Senate, that I
should come here and thus publicly deny all charges
which 1 know to be absolutely false, and also to
explain publicly th» acts upon my part which I
admit, and whlih are now invoked by the prose
cuting officer of the government, and by a portion
of the public press, as badges of crime.
When Senator Mitchell finished his speech there
was a renewal of handshaking, md assurance of
confidence on the part of Senators, while it was
ry for tha presiding officer to use his gavel
to suprsess applause In tha galleries.. Mr. Mitchell
left the chamber, having declared ho would not
again trespass on the courtesy of the Senate until
he had been cleared by the courts.
Mr. Roosevelt Opposed to Cheap life Pre
servers on Steamboats.
Washington, Jan. 17.— President Roosevelt is tak
ing a keen Interest in th »m>aration of new
rules and regulations of the Steamboat Inspection
service. With tho awful S'ocum disaster in mind
tho President has watched th« details of the recent
hearings on the propose! new rules beforo th»
Secretary of Commerce and I^abor. Secretary Mot
calf and George Uhler. Supervising Inspector Gen
eral of Steam Vessels, had a conference with the
President to-day. The President desired to know
PO we of the details of tho hearings, particularly
us they might have related to life, preservers. He
Is opposed to the use of granulated cork preservers,
nnd it Is entirely likely a regulation will be framed
prohibiting their use on vessels inspected by offi
cials of the United States.
Jt probably will be several weeks before the new
rules and regulations go into effect. The argu
ments maJa at the hearings and the briefs filed
with {Secretary MetcaU will ho referred to the
Hoard of Suprvisinjj Inspectors, which meets In
Washington to-morrow in annual session Their
Judgment concerning the various propositions and
i heir recommendations as to tha new set of regu
lations will be presented to Secretary Metcalf for
his approval. His action regarding the proposed
regulations will he final.
Problem for Students of Small Means Is
Cambridge, Mass.. Jan. 17.— Harulull Hall, Har
vard, seem to have solved the problem of llvlm?
for students of small means. According to the
bill of fare just made^publlc, a good beefsteak costs
only 11' eanta, while fried ham costs 10 cents; lunch
eon. M or M cents, according to the on« chosen;
boiled legs of veal cost only 12 cents, with sauce;
prime rrtast beef or cnloi—j pie, tho same price',
while combination dinners are offered for 17. 19
and 25 cents, respectively. A business of 1100 000
n year is done, with one thousand members board
ing regularly at the hall. The only paid official
outside the student waiters. Is the steward Some
Btudentß manage to live on less than $3 a wtek
while others pay as high as $8. " weeK,
Ai»/iys . .^einember t,hc Fjil! .Name /}
a .q^adive Jjjrcmo (Quinine js pytj/ on every
Continued from flr*t pace
mltted by the defendant have been accepted or
acquiesced in by plaintiff: there has been notre
count stated or compromised between the partita.
Then the complaint says:
Wherefore, plaintiff demands Judgment against de-
be taken to ascertain the act
ual cost of constructing naid subway* and the
amount of actual cash capital tasted thereto.
Second-An account be taken of all the transac
tions had by the defendant from the date, is
Incorporation, and more especially from the date
of said contract of May 15. 1891 .... and that
defendant be compelled to produce on » 11^ a^
countlnp all books, papery statements and vouch
ers in its possession or under its control containing
SU Third-°That 'bo adjudged and decreed that the
Third— That it be adjudged and decreed that the
failure and neglect of defendant . . . . »•
substantial failure by the defendant to fullj carry
out the provisions of Bald agreement, dated the
15th day of May. 1831. and the provisions of the
statutes properly applicable thereto and that by
reason thereof plaintiff has the r ght to enter into
possession of the subways, conduits and ducts men
tioned and described in said agreement . . . and
that It be fiirthc ordered .... that said defend
ant City Subway Company. Limited quiet
ly and peaceably surrerder possession thereof to
Demand is also made for the balance alleged
to be due the city, with Interest.
Advice of Mr. Odell's Friend— Ex-
Governor Studying Gas Situation.
Seventy-fire cent fras was the talk of the town
yesterday. When ex-Governor Odell reached
the Fifth Avenue Hotel yesterday the first
thing he was asked about was the alleged prom*
ise that he ha.l made to the Merchants' Asso
ciation that there would be a 75 cent gas btll
passed this winter at Albany.
"I am not authority for the statement," said
Mr. Odell. good naturetlly. "Naturally, I am
taking a good deal of Interest in proposed legis
lation bearing on the lighting situation In this
city. As chairman of the State Committee I
am interested in everything that would redound
to the credit of the Republican organization
in the State anrl city. Doubtless the legislators
at Albany will take up the subject of cheaper
lighting for the people of this city. At present
I cannot furnish any valuable information con
cerning the matter."
The State chairman reached town at 11:30.
and went back to Nevburg on the 4 o'clock
train. He will be in town again to-morrow.
In the course of his stay here yesterday he
saw President Halpin, of th 2 county committee,
and soon after their interview Mr. Halpin went
to Albany. Several of the district leaders called
on the State chairman, and some of those who
did not see Mr. Odell called him up on the
telephone. One of ex-Governor Odell's most
Intimate political friends had this to say:
"Not only will there be a 7." cent gas bill,
but there will be a bill scaling down electric
lighting and telephone rates. The Republicans
at Albany this winter mean business, and they
are going to pass laws that will make the
voters of this city see the utility of voting the
Republican ticket next fall. The prka of gas
comes right home to the consumer. Th» politi
cal organization that stands by the people to
the extent of reducing the price of gas 2"> per
cent can confidently count on the support of
the voters. The Republican party has for years
allowed Tammany pretty ner.r full swing in
this city, the result being that certain giant
corporations are running the city. Ex-Governor
Odeil is against letting this- state of things con
tinue. Keep your eye on Albany!"
Controller Grout says that illuminating gas
can be produced for less than 7"» cents a thou
sand feet and leave a profit to the companies.
"I am heartily in favor of 75-cent gas," said
the Controller yesterday. "I know that gas
can be made and sold at 7."> cents at a profit,
because the Brooklyn Union Gas Company has
demonstrated%it. That company is charging 25
cents more for every- dollar's worth of gas than
is warranted. The Brooklyn Union Gas Com
pany was organized in about lSi>4. by com
bining seven companies. The organizers issued
f15.0U0.000 in bonds to pay for the plants and
franchises of the seven companies, and this
sum more than covered the entire appraised
value of the companies that went into the com
bination. Then the Union company issued ?!•"..
<KH»>XM> in stock. This was water.' When first
issued that stock sold at 1!.". It now sells for
UIK), and the earnings of the company pay 10
per cent on this $15,000,000 of watered stock.
On every dollar's worth of gas paid for by the
consumer '2o cents goes to pay dividends on
watered stock. There Is not the slightest doubt
that gas can be manufactured at a handsome
profit at less than 75 cents a thousand feet.
Colonel C.%L. Burgess, of No. 15»> East One
hundred-and-seventeenth-st.. says that Con
troller Grout's lighting Inquiry is unfair. He
says that the right of testifying is denied to
taxpayers, and intimates that the figures ad
duced from experts are not trustworthy.
"Mr. Burgess is merely trying to get the
lighting people's arguments before th» people."
said the Controller, when asked about Mr. Bur
gess's criticism.
Legislative Leaders, It Is Said, Will Meet
ex-Governor Here.
Albany. Jan. 17.— 1t is understood that certain of
the legislative leaders have been asked, or will bo
a«ked. to attend a conference with ex-Governor
Odell on legislative questions, and particularly In
reference to gaa. at the end of the week. It Is be
lieved that the conference will takt? place in New-
York City, and that Senators Raines and Malby
and Speaker 8. Fred Nixon will be asked to attend
Tax Commissioner William Halpin is in Albany
and will see Governor Hlgsins to-morrow, but he
declared his visit was without significance.
New-Yorker, Who Lost in St. Louis Fair
Venture, in Hospital.
St. Louis, Jan. IT.— W. I-. Si>aulding. a stock
broker, who has real estate holdings In Forty
fourth-st.. New-York, is a prisoner at the rity
Hospital, to-nlght, suffering from delirium tremens.
Spaulding came to St. Louis about nine months
ago, since which time he has live,! In Washtngton
ave. He was largely interested in a resort known
as Dreamland, and also in the company which at
tempted to hold bullfights. Hlb losses aggregated,
it is said, about $42. wh).
Question Arises As To Who Died First in
Family Blotted Out by Fire.
The fire which destroyed the entire family of
Wallace C. Andrews when his home at No. .' Bast
Sixty-seventh-st. was burned on April 7. 1899, has
been recalled by the suit brought In the Appellate
Division by relatives to determine whether Mr.
or Mrs. Andrews died first, and whether her sH
ter-ln-law, Mrs. Gamaliel C. St. John, BUrvive<l Mr.
Norman C. Andrews, the half-brother of the late
Mr. Andrews, contends that if Mrs. St. John «H(i
not survive Mr. Andrews her legacy would abate
and be would bseome entitled to share in it. The
sister. Emma 11. Andrews, believes she Is entitled
to share in the income aenruina between th« time
of Mr. Andrews*! death and the incorporation of tho
Andrews Institute, because »he is entitled to share
In the legacy lrft Mrs. St. John, and In so much
of the gift to charity as exceeds one half the es
tate. Mr. Andrewe*s executor* maintain that Mrs.
st John survived Mr. Andrews, and that the bur
den of proof rests with the applicants. They nls..
contend that if «he legacy to Mrs. Bt. John lapse*
it goes t(» the realduary legatees, and nut t<> tho
heirs or next of kin.
Mr and Mrs. Andrews perished in the fire, and
Mrs Bt. John was taken out alive, dying in a
nrlghbor's home Immediately after. Mr. Andrews's
will after certain provlHlons. Including a legacy
to Mr* St. John, gave the residue of his estate
to the Institute for the Education of Girls.
Thu book will oc tent tree to any muwc-loTer upon application.
ANEW jyitem of marked musk for the Orchestrelle ha* jost been introduced giving tht player a*
insight into the compoaer's intention and a control over the inarrument nmilar to that eiercaas
by the conductor of an orchestra. This book deals with this new thought, showing how rnai
the novice in music may combine the tone* of" the strings, the nSites, the reedt, che srasses, tte.,
» as to secure the beauty and wonderful variety of" tone heretofore found only in the complete orchettn.
The Marking
After the music-roll has heeu set in position it should be slowly run over the
tracker-bar until the expression-indications come in plain sight. There will then be
found printed across the roll a line, and just in iront of this line one, or a combination,
of the following indications:
TUri'l (meaning that all the tone-familiM are in use at th» point)
As the music unrolls, each addition of a rone-quality will be printed on the roll
tccompanied by an arrow pointing to the place where such addition occurs.
At each withdrawal of" a tone-quality a new line will be printed across the roll,
and immediately in front of the line, the new tone, or combination of tones.will appear.
Adequate solo eifects are possible through an intelligent manipulation of the stops.
A solo tone may be used in the treble or right-hand side of the instrument, with the
accompaniment effect in the bass, or vice versa, as the case may be.
One's own judgment must be the guide as to whether the solo part ihould be
taken by one tone or another. For instance, suppose there should appear a combi
nation thus : Horn, Reed, String ; in such a case, in all probability the strings
would combine with either Horn or Reed to form the accompanying harmonies,
leaving the solo part tor the other wnd instrument. A passage such as thii could
be tried in several ways, and th: best eff.-cc adopted.
It should be borne in mind ihat the number of tone- qualities is not a guide ss
to loudness or softness. Even the word " Tutti,** meaning that all the tones are
in use ar once, is capable of a grea: dial of shading in volume of tone. The dotted
line is the indication whether the particular tont-combination in use at that point
should b? played piano or forte — that is, sof: or load. — Excerpt from new Or*
chestrelle Catalogt4e of Orchestrated Music.
The Or<*hr*tr«>ile is a maiteal Instrument of a distinctive type. It enables
anyone to produce. In th«> home, the music of the orchestra, closely •Imolatlnj;
the tone coloring of the Tarioas Instruments, but not requiring technical
knowledge of muaio on the part of ihe performer. Prices SSOO to SJI.ISO
362 Fifth Avenue, near 34th St., New York.
Art Exhibitions and Sales.
T~ "I ■ i_ i_ n_i~l_ "I ii_ i_ — — i— _ i. ii_-_~u ~L ~i_ -_ - - i-l_i-|_r-|_j— ■T-fci
ISo-night at Eight
The American Art Galleries
Madison Square South, New York.
Robert C. Minor, N. A.,
Comprising all the works which he left behind him, with the exception oj
a certain number of studies which the executors of his estate have decided
to present to various art institutions.
" A revelation to those who do not know - Minor was the last of the famous qusfttOj
.. . «...„_!„ ♦„ thn*# who da" American landscapists— lnness. Hyatt, ns"»
his work and a surprise to tho>e who do. Qf t|w four he won rtftm
—Henld. as a brilliant colorlst."— World.
great Frenchmen that worked together in tne | tone but rare | y without purity and teiwcrssw
forests of Fontainebleau. and there Is a perfect j o | color, and filled with an appealing »«■*•
accord."— Henri Dv Bois, in The American. ' ment."— Tnbtine.
The Sale Will Be Conducted by Thomas E. Kirby of
Decision to Break Ground After $350,000 Is
At yesterday's annual meeting of the New-York
Ophthalmic and Aural Institute, No. 4tJ East
Twelfth-st.. tho following officers were re-elected:
F Norton Uoddard. president; George A. Strong,
Hrst vice-president; William Salomon, treasurer;
William P. Howe, secretary, ami Dr. Herman
Knapp, executive surgeon.
The treasurer's report showed a balance of
$6 711 81 The trustees a few years ago decided to
erect a new building. Thus far they have among
themselves and their friends, collected COO.OOO. for
which they bought a s*t« *t West StxtT-fou»th-»t..
facing Central Park. At the meeting they decided
not to break ground betorr |3ou.e«i was collected.
Hunt for Independence Murderers To Be
Feature of Administration.
Denver. Jan. 17.— One of Governor AataSMS*S ante
rlection pledges was that he would hrtng to Justice
the perpetratorj of tho Independence dynamite
outrage of June 6. This promise Governor Adanw
Intends to keep. He has begun an investigation
and If he succeeds in getting any evidence he will
n-oseeute those concerned, no matter who they
may be. He has told friends that one of the feat
urrsi of his administration will be an unceasing
hunt for the dynamiters.
THE HIGHEST AWARD was received by
"^ Natural Mineral Water
At St.Loois Exposition
Apollinaris has received the Highest Awards whsrevib
.>. i ii i ■■■- maiu —
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I . Art Exhibitions and Sales.
Controller Returns Staten Island
Agreement to Oakley.
Controller Grout has returned to Water c <*"j"'"j
sloner Oakley for "revision" a suspicious J >rot> ~'/
water contract with the East J-*r^y ater cea r
pany. Under the Low administration Borou^
Freau'.ent Cromwell of Richmond tried to arra
a satisfactory contract with the Jersey cota?» w
for furnishing a million gallons of water • "**
people on the eastern side of Staten IsUU> "*; oa
company was ready to lay pipes OBJdMS tie K*li *
Kull, the city's pipes to connect witu the cotnpa-J
plres at the water's edg«.
The understanding was that the water «•
cost th» city not es SBMMSi J« for every I "* w> »
BjaJsMSßi and the company was to furnish B<
exceed 4.000.C00 gallons a SSW. On this basis ta»
Board of Estimate and Apportionment **a» r **^
to accept the contract, and favorably passed oa ••-
it was sent to CosHnai Oakley several ~* a ' 3tt "
ago. ar«l when it swart bach te Coatrellei Grout fa
the approval of the sureties and other details 1
price a million gallons was raised from JSS «•*";
and ther« were other features utterly distal*
to Borough President Cron. Controller ifJto
after a conference with Mr. Cromwell r^fusei*
go any further with the contract, and thi» •■»
sent it back to Commissioner Oakley for as ex

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