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LITERARY NOTES.
The people of Denmark are preparing to cele
brate the centenary of Hans Christian Andersen
with all pomp and ceremony. He was born at
Odense on April 2. JSOT.. and the inhabitants of
h:« native town will, of course, pay special
honor to his memory. A tablet already exists
en the facade of the home of his childhood.
Some little light' si thrown on an obscure sub
ject, deeply interesting to American collectors,
in Mr. A. Van do Put's "Hispano-Moresque
Ware of the XV Century: A Contribution to
Its History and Chronology, Based upon Ar
morial Specimens" (John Lane). The lustrous
platters which turn up In the auction room
from time to time attract, by their rare beauty,
many eager purchasers. Information about
their origin is scarce. The author of the pres
ent volume, while not even attempting to ex
haust his subject, has gathered together a cer
tain number of historical facts, and he puts the
collector in a position to carry on his searches
with more intelligence. The chronological not.
are especially helpful. The examples on which
they are based are reproduced in excellent
plates, some of which are printed in colors, ana
thes* greatly enhance the value of the text.
Mr. Van de Put has packed ea much serviceable
data into this brief sketch of his that we hope
ho may be encouraged to make further studies
»nd to publish a more comprehensive volume.
The late Sir Leslie Stephen was a devoted
walker, and since he could not always be stroll
ing from Alp to Alp In his beloved Switzerland,
he developed a habit of making fortnightly ex
cursions into the country with a group of his
friends at home. They called themselves the
Sunday Tramps. One of the members of this
club, Mr. James Sully, contributes an interesting
paper on hi." dead friend to the current number
of The Atlantic Monthly." In it he says:
The chief, of course, gave the pace, which had a
delusive look of moderation, so quietly did his
llmtae appear to move, before we had learned the
range of Vis stride. II- found it difficult sometimes
! to allow for the limitations of weaker brethren,
and the catching of a train at the end of a quicklsh
•walk of twenty miles or more was apt to impose a
nasty run on the tail of the company. But a tol
erance like that of a big dog for feebler creatures
and a genuine kindheartedness. soon corrected any
tendency to overestimate average powers of locomo
tion; and I remember well his once speaking to me.
•with an unusual tenderness and something or seu
reproach in hi« voice, of a friend in poor health
who had, unwisely perhaps, essayed a walk and
Buffered from the effort. Lunch was enjoyed in a
humble "pub"— the meaner looking the inn, tna
tetter Stephen seemed to be pleased: for he had
not christened it* Tramps for nothing. There was
a distinct note of asceticism in his discipline. Jia
would smile rather contemptuously If we brought
■our drawing room standards of art to bear on tne
•wondrous oleographs of the inn parlor. Bread and
cheese and a pint of beer was our allowance, ana
there was, indeed, but rarely the choice of other
fare. When we happened to stray into a hotel and
found a hot joint going, our chief good naturealy
left us free to indulge: though 1 !>hall never forget
his expression a-<= on one cold day shortly before
Christmas we allowed ourselves to be allured ny
t.iq-jant odors into partaking of hot turkey. As he
sat faithfully consuming his bread and cheese, he
eyed us with something of the pad despair of a
Greatheart watching some backsliding in his pil
grime yet with more, perhaps, of that of a good
natured schoolmaster who catches sight of Ms
boys launching out at a tuck-shop. The severe
regulations, as we were sometimes disposed to re
card them, of the former trainer of college ath
letes, were now and asaln formally relaxed when
there came an invitation to lunch or afternoon tea.
Among other hospitable bouses was that of Charles
I>arwin, at Down; it was a thing to remember to
j*e the signs of mutual regard between the literary
editor and hif» scientific master. Another roof which
offered generous hospitality, and perhaps the most
brilliant talk to be obtained in England, was that
of Georsre. Meredith at Box Hill. Stephen's intimate
friend, the one man. as he once remarked to me, of
undoubted genius whom he had known.
In the preface to the new three volume edition
of his "History of the American Revolution"
(Longmans, Green & Co.), Sir George Otto Tre
velyan makes a shrewd remark worthy of the
attention of the devotees of "original research"
who appraise a writer according to his refer
ences and help half-baked students to pose as
serious historians on the strength of imposing
li?ts of authorities consulted. In commenting on
the criticism that he baa failed to furnish one
of those lists, which are so important to the
EcieritiftcnHy mechanical, he says:
No orsf could aspire to write a history of the
American Revolution v. ho had not read, and re
road, many scores of books from cover to cover:
who had not examined and Indexed several hun
dreds of otner volumes, and who had not looked
into or through an innumerable multitude of me
moirs, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines, poems
and collections of nriniod and imprinted docu
mentF. The material for such a work is every
where, ami the collection of that material has been
to tho author at first the unconscious, and of late
the conscious, occupation and delight of a lifetime.
To print a list of those books from which some
thin*? has been taken — aisd those which have been
turned over with no result, except to find the. con
firmation of what had been learned already— might
troll he- regarded as ntatious: and most read
f-rs will approve and probably applaud the omis
sion. Whenever specially important assistance has
>een derived from any author, whether living fir
dead, full and grateful recognition is expressed in
the notes throughout the volumes.
We more than suspect that the universally
recognized value and charm of this history are
due to the fact that it is less a product of re-
Eearch than of saturation. Sir George Trevelyan
Is right. No dry-a?-dust references are half so
convincing or useful as the simple limpid nar
rative of one who has intellectually lived
through the period and has, one might almost
cay, a spiritually first hand knowledge of it.
As "we review these pages we are moved once
more to express the hope that Sir George Tre
velyan will continue this story of Anglo-Saxon
] liberty from Princeton, when he leaves it, on
•to Yorktown and to that tangled diplomacy of
•Paris where Franklin, Jay and Adams out
played not onJy Shelburne and Fox, but Ver
• £ennes as welL
Dr. Edwin Carman's two volume edition of
Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" (G. P. Put
• nam's Sons), puts that economic classic in what
•,1s likely for many years to be its standard form.
Dr. Carman has held himself strictly to the duty
loJ editing Adam Smith and resisted the tempta
tion, yielded to by many of his predecessors, of
frrmVing Smith's text principally a peg on which
•to bangr their own discussions. His notes are
chiefly records of the textual changes made by
"the author In the different editions published in
)\la lifetime and tracings of the sources of
t£mith'B Information. The text used is that of the
[fifth edition, the last published before Adam
Smith's death and with it is reproduced the
original index, largely extended by new brack
eted references which make the whole conven
ient and adequate while indicating Smith's orig
inal work and the things which he considered
Important. The editor has done his work ad
mirably and It is a pity that a soft, spongy
flbreless paper should detract from the quality of
these well printed books, which should have an
enduring; character suited to the dignity of
their contents and be aole to endure the "hard
library usage of a definitive edition.
JUDGMENTS.
The following Judgments were among those filed
yesterday, the first name being that of the debtor:
JWi-'f. Ceth#rirj». i! — Mnri* X Ftoopn SS7I
Carton. Andrew 3 ar.d LAvrrence A — Fourteenth
Btre*t Bank j 033
Ctmroy. Jani«* J and Martin — Edward G Benedict". IBS.
Hsnirwr.d, Tltun V, administrator— diaries J
Werrc-n _ 2 451
Fi-iciity Surety Company, as attorney — Pot
ur>» Company 1 (> M
The L'aicn Surety and Guaranty Company —
~. Y . \'. t......... ... , ' ' o ■««
Kifiwi. John H. Jr— M«rrin a Watfrs '.'." &Cli
Jipr.dtl. Bertha: Isidore '.a- hole and Charles D
Blrtctiahtj— Edirin k crtro.-* fi9 -
V tjrsAf.. Bruce — Guatav Vcn Taub« „ 2 Hi*
:»tu««ribp, Itaac E, ar.d ''arr.:::* WeldenfcM— ' ' "
John BvrRP 3C3 823
;.-?:*:.;»!<. Emma J. arui William T Wayhbiirn—
Ci:ar)«* F Dariißfftoa anj ar.uthtr , 18.826
SATISFIED JUDGMENTS.
The following wen among trie satisfied judgments
fUtid yfsterday; the lirst name is that of the debtor,
t:i<j second that >ii ilx creditor, and date when
i'j'lasru-nt wan Hit i:
ASlisnn, Catherine K — S It U^kfoiC, December 21,
Witt $097 07
The itH Fiitrs Vfinny ar.rt Guaranty Company
— I A Uorrptr and ar.rtfcrr. February 2 I'JOS 1,347 S3
TVrixM. Frederick 2~M li*.:is. February 0. 1905. ©!3 72
JCDOMENT VACATED.
Vrucktr. Jal«— 3 Klnck. F-lniary -7. 1905 63187
JUDGMENT REVERSED.
Ci» r > William A— Tb« I- » IJn'ret Company,
»UWr'. 12. '.VH. 1.34« 10
JCT.M'ifEXTS CANCELLED.
Crriitn. !!}-m/!a nn4 Hfnrieua— A Ltebtg. JVcem
t*-r 17. zy.il: £1000
FeaJijcrs.' JTi-*?»~ lTr*troar."s Company of Ncw
jtork. i*pitm\»r I, 1 -.. HI SB
A REAL CIGARETTE LAW.
Fine of $60 in Indiana for Owning
One of the Things.
Indianapolis. March I.— Governor Hanley has
signed the Parks Anti-Cigarette bill, which will
go into effect in June. It prohibits any person
by himself, clerk, servant, employer or agent,
directly or indirectly, to manufacture, sell, ex
change, barter, dispose of or give away, or keep
for sale, any cigarettes, cigarette paper or
cigarette wrappers, or any paper made or pre
pared for the purpose, of being filled with to
bacco for smoking, or to keep or own or be in
any way concerned, engaged or employed in
owning or keeping any such cigarettes, cigarette
paper or wrappers. For the first offence a fine
not exceeding ;m<> may be imposed, and for a
second offence a fine not exceeding $500, or a Jail
sentence of six months may be imposed.
DOGS GUARD DEAD BODY.
Bark Through Door When Under
taker Comes for Mistress.
The body of Mrs. E. Herbert lay in one of her
rooms at No. 0" 3d-ave. aJI day yesterday guarded
by two pel Japanese dog-s. They barked whenever
any one set foot near th« rooms, and did not stir
from their places until the police drov«i them away.
Mrs. Herbert's sister in Brooklyn had received
a letter from her saying she was l". and went to
the house yesterday. She found the doors locked
and could sret no response except the barking of
the a<>gs. She ha<: the door of tho bedroom forced
and found her sister dead. Instead of informing
the police she left the rooms locked and the dogs
in charge and went to Jersey to pet an undertaker.
The undertaker could nor g-et into the houso, and
the dogs barke.l at him through the door. He in
formed the coroner, and h* told the Bth-St. station
and a patrolman broke down the door nnd
chased the dogs away. Mrs. Herbert died from
heart disease.
FINDS CITY COURT CLEEK GUILTY.
Chief Clerk Smith Dismisses Courtney for
Withholding Fees — Hearing on Charges.
John Courtney, assistant clnrk of the City Court,
was dismissed by Chi»f Clerk Thomas F. Smith
yesterday, Mr. Smith said that he had waited two
days without receiving sin explanation from Court
ney of the charges brought against him. Finally
ho had determined thai no sufficient explanation
could l>e made. It was charged by Justice Seabury,
of the court, that Courtney paid jurors $1 each in
cases where SZ was duo them for two trials.
The chief clerk continued his Investigations into
Courtney's conduct yesterday. Courtney, in ox
plaining how it was that he had not paid the
men, said:
"I paid them off on the first case, and on the sec
ond a $50 bill was given to Court Officer Phillips.
I tried to get change, but could not."
"Did you not tell the Jurors Hiat they would be.
paid at the end of the term?" a*ked .Vr."Sinith
"I did," Courtney answered.
"Did you know that you were violating court
rules?"
••Yes. but I could not change the bill."
At the end of the hearing Courtney refused to
resign, so he was formally dismissed.
A COOPER INSTITUTE FOE BOSTON.
Carnegie to Give $400,000 to Carry Out
Such a Plan.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBCVE.I
Boston, March I.— An agreement has been reached
between the trustees of the Franklin Fund, in
Boston, and Mr. Carnegie, and the latter will con
tribute to the fund gDO.OOO, which will just double
the amount available. Mr. Carnegie's on*<r was to
duplicate the Franklin bequest for a mechanical in
stitute of some kind in Boston, and as this was
what the trustees have had in mf'id for some time,
the offer hns been accepted. The only thing lacking
is the formal notification from Mayor Collins to Mr.
Carnegie. This notification will be forwarded either
this week or next.
The plan now is to duplicate the Cooper Insti
tme in New-York This decision has been reached
against the protests and strong opposition of many
prominent Bostonians and the labor unions, the lat
ter preferring any alternative to the possibility of
a trades' school. The dream of labor leaders hns
been the establishment with the fund of a great
labor temple, wherein all the unions of the city
might find a permanent home.
BRIDEGROOM OF 80; BRIDE 14.
Families of Both the Couple Willing, but
Neighbors Made Trouble.
[by telegraph to the tutbive.]
Laurel, Del., March I.— After several postpone
ments. Joseph Hill, aged nearly eighty, a well
known Portsville farmer, and Sallie Satchel, the
fourteen-year-old daughter of a Bethel fisherman,
eluded their neighbors last night and were mar
ried. A strange thing about the strange marriage
Is that both families were willing, but neighbors
ere indignant and axe up in arms.
PROVIDES FOR "CALAMITY FUND."
If Heirs Die Without Issue Estate Will Be
Used to Aid Victims of Accidents.
[BY TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBrXE.]
Pittsburg, March I.— The will of Robert C. Mac-
Ferron, a wealthy Scotchman, was filed here to
day. His estate is divided equally among two sis
ters and a brother while they live. If they die
without issue the estate becomes a fund, to be
known as the David and Eleanor MacFerron Tund,
to be used in relieving the need* of those who
may sult-r through calamities and accidents.
The heirs of Mr. MafFerron. are affed, and there is
little chance that the coming of an heir will dis
turb the arrangements for the 'calamity fund "
GAS BILL NEEDED MONEY.
Alleged Appeal to H. H. Rogers, of the
Standard Oil Company.
Boston. March J.— Reference to a letter to 11. H.
Rogers, of the Standard Oil Company, caused a
sensation to-day before the legislative rommittee
which gave a hearing on various bills affecting the
gas companies of Bostcn. One of the speakers was
John B. Moran, a leading opponent of high cap
italization for corporations.
Mr. Moran reviewed the different consolidation
bills which have failed of enactment by the legis
lature in the last eight years. In referring to the
consolidation act of 1901, he read a letter alleged
to have been written by A- C. Burrage to Henry
H. Rogers, of New-York, on February 1, XKA. In
which it was stated that in order to put the bill
through, inasmuch as the Governor opposed it "a
large sum at money would have to be spent "
After criticising several members of the gas com
mission and charging that money had been wrong
fully usfd In the interest of gas bills before tne
legislature, the speaker ended by indorsing Thomas
W. Lawson.
When the ehecring which Mr. Moran's remarks
Produced subsided an adjournment was taken until
to-morrow.
WEATHER BUREAU CROP REPORT.
Winter Wheat Generally Well Protected by
Snow.
Washington, March 1.-The Weather Bureau's
monthly summary of crop conditions Is as follows:
Bast of the Rocky Mountains. February, 1905.
averaged jar» cold, with much more than the av
erage j.r.-lpliat.on in the South Atlantic and Gulf
districts, and decidedly ess than the average over
UntpQ, 1';1 '; Par 4Of &• - mral valleys, Middle At
lant r States, New-England and the lake r^irion
luring the greater nart of the month there was
ample snow covering over much of the winter whrai
belt, but much snow disappeared after the Sit h
leaving the- southern and western portions without
protection. In California the montnwas abnormal
ly, warm, with plentiful rain, in the southern
trtets. UnusualTy heavy precipitation occurred^
U*ah * C °" Arizona and Portions of Colorado and
In lowa, Nebraska and Kansas winter wheat has
passed the winter thus far in good condition but
some doubt is entertained as to *4iat its condition
In Illinois. Indians and Ohio will be when snow
disappears. The crop has, however, been generally
wen protected In these last mentioned States and
also In the Middle Atlantic coast districts. ' The
XEW-rOttK DAILY TRIBUNE. TITTHSDAY. MASOH 2. 1906.
condition of winter wheat on the Pacific , Coast rl,r 1 ,
favorable, except in Washington, where it expert
enced severe freezing weather. the States of the
The intensely cold weather in the States of th«
upper M tsrisslppi and lower Missouri valleys is re
ported to have caused Injury to fruit bud ■. princi
pally peaches, but in the Atlantic Coast districts
fruit buds are believed to have escaped material In-
Jury thus far. - ■"■":
DON'T WANT THE TAILOR.
Residents in and Near fHh-ave. Ob
ject to Use of Lot Canfield Sold.
Property holders near West 47th and 48th sts. and
Bth-ave. .»re not at all pleased over the use^ to
which the Richard Canfield property, at No. 8 Weßt
47tli-st.. is to be put. Canfleld recently sold the
property to Miss EttM Chalmers, who is to convert
iuaa into a woman's tailoring establishment*.
Then was a report last nicht that the tenants
might raise, a fund to buy the property and pre
venl it fron; being devoted to trade purposes, sut
Done of them had heard of the scheme themselves.
The property on the north plde of the street, at
sth-ave. and 48th-st.. is controlled by the Columbia
College Leaseholders' Association, of which ex-
Judge Henry A. Gilderslee.ve Is president. This
property was once owned by the college, and leased
to most of tho present landholders. Whon Co
lumbia sold the property, the leaseholders bought
ii. continuing the association to prevent thu e:i
croachment of trade establishment and undesirable
persons, but the association members do not control
the south side of the street Most of tho property
owners say they are not in favor of purchasing the
property, because adjacent property owners might
find it profitable to report their holdings leased to
trades peoyle.
Perry Belmont lives at No. 1 West 47th-st. In
the same block live Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Durand.
Mr. :uid Mrs. C. F. Hansen and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Stewart Smith. In West 4Sth-st., are Mrs.
I-rfinsdaU- Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Kurrlll,
L. S. Winp WilHim Rhii:elandcr. James C. Col
gate and SX-Judge Gildersleeve. In Sth-ave., near
by are the homes of A. T. Sullivan, Captain W. C
Beach and Huprh H. Baxter.
( harles 8t wart Smith said last night that he had
just learned of the tailoring establishment at No. H.
••While all of us would prefer the property to
remain :i dwelling house, !.«' s.ii«i. "there nro
many women's tailors In Bth-ave. and tho side
streets, nnd ono more or less will not make much
difference While we would not invite any tailor to
open an establishment in the neighborhood, still I
never heard any particular objection concerning
them. Personally, I would not contribute to buy
the property to prevent it."
HUNDREDS CHASE ALLEGED TIIIEI.
Excitement in Pursuit That Began at Claren
don Hotel— Many Cry "Stop Thief."
Hundreds of persons took part in a long chase
yesterday after an alleged thief in the streets
bounded by 3d and- 4th ayes. and 15th and 18th sts.
The man was charged with stealing an overcoat
from the Clarendon Hotel, 4th-ave. and ISth-st. De
tectives finally caught him. He said he was Wili
lam Cunningham, a janitor in upper Manhattan.
Thomas A. Donnelly, a special excise agent, of
Albany, who was in the hotel, says Cunningham
struck at him with a "jimmy."
The chase was particularly exciting. Many cried
A crowd that Increased rapid l ' In numbers fol
lowed Cunningham and hla chief pursuers. The
crowd followed the detectives and their prisoner
ail the way to Police Headquarters. T'ntl! after the
ci)u=f- ended no policeman in uniform was seen.
Cunningham dented stealing the overcoat.
JOHN H. DOSCHER DEAD.
Head of German Hospital Society, Brooklyn,
Gave Away Almost All His Fortune.
John H. Doseher, the first president of the Ger
man Hospital Society, of Brooklyn, died on Tuesday
at his home, No. 1,047 Myrtle-aye.. WiUiamsburg.
He was sixty-three years old. Mr. Doscher was
burn in Germany, ar.d at r.n early ;<ee came to
America and settled in WiUiamsburg. Ho amassed
a fortune it-, the soap manufacturing business and
Id that as 'lie result of bis char
itable disposition be gav< away nearly bis entire
fortune and rii.-.l comparatively poor. W hile at
the- head oi the German Hospital ho contributed
largelj to : ! - welfare. He belonged to many lodsr>-s
;ir.d societies, and was the first president of the
Plattdeutsch r Volksfort Verein. on Sunday he
attended a meeting of the Hospital Aid Society,
ami was then apparently In pood health. Death
was due to apoplexy.
CONFEE WITH HEDLEY TO-MORROW.
Pepper Will Appeal to Belmont If Demands
Are Refused.
No conference between George E. Pepper, presi
dent of the trainmen's division of the employes on
the Interborough Rapid Transit Company's system,
and General Manager Medley has taken place since
last Saturday. Then Pepper wrote to Mr. Hedley
asking for a conference, which was granted. An
other Will take place in Mr. Hedley's office at
2. P. m. to-morrow, when Pepper and his grievance
committee will appear and submit demands fur a
10-cent increase in wages, a strict ten-hour work
day and a new working agreement on stricter lines
than the last agreement, which was made two years
ago and expired yesterday.
The strike talk subsided altogether and both sides
say the question in dispute will be amicably ,«ettlea.
Mr. Pepper will take an appeal to August Belmont,
who is expected back from the South in about ten
days, if the demands are refused.
It was stated at the oflice of the Interborough
company yesterday that the new schedule for the
subway, which the motormen are waiting for, will
not be ready for a day or two.
Meetings of the Amalgamated Association of
Street nnd Electric Railway Employes were held
in the afternoon and last evening, at which were
discussed tno terms of the new agreement which
Mr. Hedley and the grievance committee p.re to
take up.
ELECTRIC STORAGE RESERVOIRS.
Contracts have been signed, it was announced
yesterday, by which the Electric Storage Battery
Company is to install eight electrical storage reser
voirs on the lines of the New-York Central and
Harlem railroads between Ossining, White. Plains
and the Grand Central Station. These lln.»s an
soon to be electrically equiiiried. The Installation
of storage batteries, tt is Bald, will prevent the ln
teiruption of traffic by reason of almost any mishap
to the machinery of the generating plant.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC REDEMPTION.
The Southern Pacific Company gives notlc fiat
it will redeem at par ani interest on Juno 1 the
entire Issue of its two-fifths year 4>/i per cent gold
bonds, interest will cease on June L The amount is
$30,060,000. secured by collaterals of par value of
300. The action i.« another step In the compre
hensive Southern Pacific refunding. Redemption
must tfik'' plai (• un an interest «liiy.
ICE STOCKHOLDERS APPROVE PLAN.
The time for depositing stock in favor of the vol
untary reorganization of tho American Ice Com
pany, which expired yesterday, has been extended
to March 22. it la stated thai a majority of the
Stock of both classes has been deposited :n f.ivor of
the plan.
NEW-YORKERS GET TELEPHONE BONDS.
[BY TBLEGRArH TO THE Tt!IBI'NE.|
Boston, Mass., March I.— The American Telephone
«nd Telegraph Company received biilp this noon for
125,000,000 4 per cent collateral trust bonds due in
1929. The bonds ware awarded to Kldder, Peabody
& Co. and Baring Magoun & Co., jointly.
There were five or six other bidders. The success
ful bid for the bonds will not be announced.
BREAKS NOSE AT M. M. A.
Miss Adelaide Crystal, of No. 20 Morningside
ave., when coming out of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art, yesterday fell down the stone steps leading
t'. lii>' fith-uve. entrance. Bhe was picked up un
oua by a policeman, and taken to the Pres
bytsrian Hospital. It was found that she had a
broken nose snd lacerations <>t the facr- and fore
bead. The surgeons fear her skull may be fract
ured.
ORANGE HAT FACTORIES CLOSED.
Orange, N. J.. March I.— « o'clock t<vnir ht a
practical shutdown of the six tig hat factories in
this city, which are having; trouble with the trim
mers, went Into effect. The trimmers have been idle
for two days, but the men in the different depart
ments were at work finishing the work In hand.
This la done, and to-morrow morning some six
thousand or seven thousand men and women will be
Idle. The question at issue between the bosses and
their women employes Is- the length of continuance
of the bill of prices. The bosses want the contract
for a year, and the women want the term »ix
months. The women have the Indorsement of the
T'nltM Hatter* of North America, which embraces
all the trade.
DOCTOR IS HOUNDED.
Man Befriended by Wealthy PJn/si
cian Threatens to Shoot Him.
"If this fellow that has been hounding us for the
last months does not get out of the town within
t*he next thirty-six hours I'll put a C&StBIC * lead
In him." This was the ultimatum that Dr. James A.
Ferguson, visiting physician at Fbrdham Hospital,
delivered last night, after ha had complained to
Captain Wendell of the High Bridge station of a
man who, he says, has been writing such threaten
ing letters to him that he feels that his life is en
dangered, while his wife lives in a state of constant
terror. He occupies a house at No. 4ft Ljnd-ave.,
High Bridge, and is a physician if good standing as
well as wealth.
He declares that the man who has threatened
him Is the same man who" after he had befriended
him when he was starving three years ago. entered
bis house two months ago and stole property val
ued at several hundred dollars. According to the
story Dr. Ferguson told to Captain Wendell last
night, the same man tried to enter his home Tues
day morning.
Thre© years ago Dr. Ferguson gave the man
charge of his stable. Ho says th« man disap
peared, and ten months ugo he received a letter
from the same man, which stated that if he ap
peared on the street after dark ho would bo shot.
Detectives were put on the case. The man
charged with the crime by Dr. Ferguson Is said to
be known by the detectives, and It is expected
that he will be apprehended soon.
BRITON AKRESTED AT HOTEL.
Says He Is Captain in Lancers — Made Dis
turbance at Gilsey House.
An Englishman who said he was Charles Luken
Davis, an English army captain, a guest at the
Hotel Walcott. and wealthy, was arrested early
yesterday morning on charges of disorderly con
duct and failure to pay his bill In the Gilsey House.
George W. Moore, tho proprietor, was the com
plainant. It. was charged that he owed $1195.
When, on Tuesday night, Davis refused to pay
this bill, it is said, he was asked to leave the hotel.
He considered the words used so insulting that he
lad a case of slander against the hotel employes,
and he tried to get other guests in the lobby to
agree to appear as witnesses for him. They all
refused. Davis at last went to tho West 30th-st.
ptation and asked for policemen to go to the hotel
and listen to the insulting words.
When Davis return? d to the hotel his conduct,
according to the hotel management, became such
that it was deemed advisable to telephone Police
Headquarters. This was done and the arrest was
made. Davis protested with great vigor. Davis
is said to be the local representative of an English
banking institution.
In the Jefferson Market court, later, Mr. Moore
said:
This man in twelve hours r;in up n bill of $12.
This was a little too rapid for us, and we asked
for a I' ferenc< One way civen. but it was not
satisfactory, and w then asked him either to give
a deposit or to pay his bill and go. He refused to
do either.
•There is not a word of truth in that statement."
said Davis. "I was called a scoundrel, hotel beat
and liar. I offered to pay. I offered a check on
the New-Amsterdam Bank, but they wouldn't take
It. I am a captain in his majesty's Rimy, In the
I.ancers, and served three years in South Africa.
I can r^fer you to the British Consul."
Mr. Moore added:
I know that at the Hotel Walcott this defendant
did not pay his bill either. I also understand that
he has beaten the British Consul out of $50.
"Well," said the court, "we will subptßna the
British Consul to testify in the case. I will ad
journ the case until to-morrow to get the consul's
testimony."
Pavis was held in $300 bail.
SECOND ATTEMPT TO ANNUL IT.
Broker Wants Marriage Set Aside — Says
Wife Wedded Frank L. Perley.
The trial began yesterday or the suit brought by
"VvMll" C. Turner, a. broker, for annulment of his
marriage to Ida Glenn, which took place in 1595 at
the Westminster Presbyterian Church. This is the
second attempt by Turner to be free from the
woman. The first attempt failed.
Mrs. Turner left her husband in 1899. and Turner,
it is alleged, discovered that his wife had been
married to Frank I* Perley. the well known theatri
cal man. in Chicago prior to tho marriage to him,
iuhl that Perley had obtained a divorce on statutory
grounds. On the strength of this discovery Turner
brought suit on tho ground that us adultery had
been proved against the woman she could not legal
ly marry afterward in thin State. When the case
first went to trial It whs dismissed on the ground
that, as tho summons had been served on the
woman In Boston, It was not binding on her in this
State. Turner let the matter rest until now, when
he brings suit for annulment on the strength of the
former marriage in Chicago.
COUNT HEARS OF FIANCEE'S WEDDING.
Italian Nobleman Arrives After Miss Howe's
Marriage to Pittsburg Lawyer.
Among the passengers who arrived here yesterday
on the Kaiser Wilbelm der Gross© was the Count
Charles di Cmi, -who was engaged to Miss Elizabeth
Howe, of Fittsburg. Miss Howe was married on
Tuesday to Frank P. Sproul, a lawyer, of Pitts
burg, and the news of the wedding did not reach
th-3 count until the Kaiser reached Quarantine.
It was said by several passengers that the count
was in a merry mood until tha morning papers
were distributed on board. After reading of the
ceremony tho count sought the seclusion of his
stateroom and spoke to no one thereafter.
■Use Howe is heiress to a fortune of about $10,-
OOO.'hjO. She spent much time in London and there
met the count, a nephew of the late Pope Leo
XUI. Their engagement was announced about a
year ago, and the wedding was set for last No
vember. After t subsequent visit of the count to
his fiancee in Pittsburs the nobleman returned to
Italy, it is alleged, much disgruntled over the
g. Kumor had it that the young woman re
fu*< il to rv.' the count 550.1)00. pay his debts, and
t" agree on an annuity of $10,000 before the wed
ding. The count, it is said, returned to Italy in
the hope Unit Miss H.twe would accept his terms,
hut finding her will indomitable tha count re
turned yesterday for another meeting.
NO NEW-HAVEN STRIKE, SAYS STONE.
Warren E. Stone, the Grand Chief of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, got in from Cleve
land yesterday morning. He declared that there
would be no strike on the New- York, New-Haven
and Hartford Railroad. Mr. Stone said he had
come especially to attend the ball of' the Kings
County Local, No. 419. of the Brotherhood of Loco
motiye Engineers, held at Wllloughby-ave. and
Myrtle-aye., last night.
New-Haven. Conn., March I.— J. Hannahan.
grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men, who came- here from New-York to-day to con
fer with the firemen's committee of the York.
New-Haven and Hartford Railroad in regard to
the adjustment of grievances of the engineers of
the road, stated to-night that the matter of a
settlement had been postponed until to-morrow,
when a meeting will be held at 10 a. m.. in New-
York. It is believed here that there will be no
strike.
TO FORECLOSE R. AND T. MORTGAGE.
Tapers have been drawn, it was learned yester
day in Wall Street, to foreclose the first mortgage
issued by the Standard Rope and Twine Company,
and proceedings are to b*» instituted at once by the
Manhattan Trust Company, trustee. The deposits
of bonds with the Equitable Trust Company under
the agreement of the first mortgage bondholders'
protective committee have been large, aud It is
believed by the committee that before the prop
erties are said practically all of the bonds will have
been deposited.
ALL GATHER TO SEE MASTERSON.
Small boys who had dime novel tendencies and
women with huge cameras thronged the corridors
of the Federal Building yesterday, arousing much
curiosity in the placid bosoms of the postoffice
clerks. Nobody could fathom the reason for their
presence until one of the women mustered up
courage to ask Marshal "Billy" Henkel when Mi
Masteraon" was coming around. Then the marshal,
his gallantry sadly at variance with his duty, told
the women that the Westerner was not going to re
port for duty March 1. as had been reported. In
stead, he was going to see that "President Teddy"
was inaugurated properly. The small boys, who
wanted to see the notches on tho eel. br*;.-d gun
wwe "shooed" out without ceremony.
TO CONFRONT WOOD.
F. D. Mack, President of Engineer
ing Co., Denies Knowing Him.
[HT TELKOOAPH TO THB TRIBCHS-l
Somerville. N. J.. March 1.-When George H.
Wood, now in the Somerset County Jail her*,
charged with the murder of George Williams, the
Watchung grocer, gave himself up to the New-
York authorities a day after the murder, he told a
story of his Journey from that city with his myster
ous friend "Mack.' Wood declared that he drank
beer with Mack at a railroad station near Trenton,
after which his memory became a blank and he
renumbered nothing of his movements.
'Several days ago. when Wood was placed In Jail
here, he was examined by the Somerset County au
thorities about his friend Mack. He said he first
met Mack while he was. working on the home of
John A. McCraul. at North Long Branch. Mack,
he said, wan a "constructing ensinoer. who had
charge of the erection of the McCraul house.
Franklin D. Mack, president of the Franklin En
gineering Company, of So. 316 Broadway. New- York
City who had charge of the construction of the
McCraul home, has been asked by Detective Totten
If he knows Wood. Mack says that he does not
know Wood and has never employed him. When
Wood was told of the Investigation he said that he
had worked as a carpenter and was not employed
by Mack. He still insisted that he was acquainted
with Mack.
Mack will soon visit the Somerset County Jail
here to confront Wood and explode his mysterious
■tory.
NOT FOR GROUTS PLAN.
No General Enthusiasm in Brooklyn
for University Scheme.
Controller Grout's scheme to organize a uni
versity for Brooklyn by grouping near the Museum
building: various well known educational institu
tions does not seem, bo far. to have excited gen
eral enthusiasm in that borough.
Dr. St. Clalr McKeiway wrote to the Controller
yesterday that, as a member of the Board of Re
gents of this State. h« was precluded from serv
ing as a member of the committee of one hundred
to urge the establishment of a public university
in Brooklyn.
James McKeen has also declined to serve on the
committee, and it was reported yesterday that rep
resentatives of Packer. Adelphl College and the
Brooklyn Institute were unfavorable to the proj
ect. Dr. Truman J. Backus, president of the
faculty of Packer Institute, was out of town.
Professor Hooper, general director of the Brook
lyn Institute, told a Tribune reporter last evening
that he had found the substantial citizens of Brook
lyn, with whom he had talked on the subject, were
not favorably disposed to the plan of a free public
university.
Dr. Levermore, president of Adelphi College, said
that personally he was oppose*! to Controller
Grout's scheme, as he understood it. As he under
stood the Controller's scheme, Mr. Grout proposed
the sale of the existing properties of the higher In
stitutions of Brooklyn, and to devote the proceeds
to the new Institution, which should be free and
part of the public school system.
Dr. Levermore thought such a sale would be
both unwise and impossible. Dr. Ix.V'jrmore would
prefer to see collegiate education in Brooklyn based
on private benevolence rather than money given by
the city. It was highly important that colleges be
removed from any suspicion of control by political
party machines.
MAY THE MILKMAN DISTURB SLEEP?
Suit Before Justice Maddos May Decide —
Property Owners Wroth.
A problem that Justice Maddox, of th? Supreme
Court, Brooklyn, has before him for solution ii.
"How much noise Is a milkman legally entitled to
make In the early houra of tha momir.g?"
The complainants are Bernard Flynn and his
wife, Ellen, who for ten years have lived at >To. 560
Yar.derbilt-ave.. an apartment house, which they
own. They allege that sinre William A. Blauvelt.
in 1&00. opened a wholesale milk and butter store at
No. 553 Vanderbilt-ave. sleep between the hours of
1 and 4:30 a. m. in that neighborhood has been nrjile
almost Impossible by reason of the noise of shifting
milk cans and milk crates.
The court has been asked to enjoin Blauvelt from
continuing the noLsa and soiling the sidewalk v and
to make him pay the plaintiffs $1,000 damages for
broken slumbers ii the last five years. It is as
serted that the property of the plaintiffs has de
preciated in value.
Justice Maddox reserved decision, and advised the
parties to the suit to see if they could not adjust
the difficulty among themselves. They will report
to him early next rconth.
CATCH BURGLABS BEDHANDED.
Man 'Phones Police Headquarters, but Re
serves Find Prisoners Arrested.
Two men were caught redhanded, tho police of
the Alexander-aye. station say, in attempting to
rob one of the James Butler grocery stores at No.
2,756 3d-ave., early yesterday morning. Information
of the presence of the burglars was given Police
Headquarters by telephone by a man named Mur
phy, living 1 above the store, but two patrolmen,
themselves discovering the burglars, caught them.
The operator at Police Headquarters had difficulty
in understanding Murphy, because be talked so low,
for the reason, he said, that the burglars might
hear him if he spoke louder. Finally the operator
.made out what he wanted to say and told the
Alexander-aye. station. Reserves were hurried to
the address. When ihey reached it. they found
the two patrolmen guarding the door of the base
ment. When the- patiobma saw the wagon coming
they entered the basement and soon reappear*!
with a prisoner apiece.
Both prisoners were heM in $1,500 bail for trlaL
TO PROTEST AGAINST STOCK TAX.
Delegations from the New- York Stock exchange
and the Consolidated Stock and Petroleum* Ex
change will Journey to Albany this morning to op
pose the bill to tax stock sales, a hearing on which
measure is to be held to-day by the Senate Com
mittee on Taxation. Among the representatives of
the Stock Exchange attending the hearing will be
President Pomroy, ex-Presidents Eames and Kep
pler. J. T. Atterbury and F. K. Sturgis and John
G. Milburn and other attorneys. The Consolidated
Exchange will he represented by President Ran
dolph. M. E. De Aguero. George M. Kirkner and
Thomas 8. Doremus. Ex-Judge William J. Curtis,
of counsel for the exchange, will accompany the
delegation.
ARGUMENT ON PATTERSON WRIT HEARD.
Justice Gaynor, In the Supreme Court. Brooklyn,
yesterday reserved decision on the application for
bail on a writ of certiorarl in the case of Miss
••Nan" Patteiaoa, the actress, charged with killing
"Caesar" Young. Abraham Levy, who made the
application for ball, s.tid that Miss Patterson was
suffering from Rcneral debility, and. in view of
her long stay in the Tombs, should have an im
mediate trial or be admitted to a reasonable
amount of bail. The District Attorney, he said,
had given him a tentative promise that his client
would be tried in April, but that it would probably
be several months before she would be tried. As
sistant District Attorney Rand, in opposing the ap
plication, said Miss Patterson would have as early
a trial as possible, but it would be unfair ta other
prisoners in the Tombs charged with homicide to
give the woman any precedence and privilege
HOME NEWS.
NEW-YORK CITY.
Julius Harburger, Tammany leader of the 10th
Assembly District, has arranged to have well
known speakers deliver addresses each month on
important subjects of the day at the Tammany
Club house. No. 42 2d-ave. Dr. Darlington. Health
Commissioner, will speak next Tuesday evening.
The Republican Club of the 22d Assembly District
will hold its first reception and entertainment to
night at the Palm Garden. sSth-st.. between Lex
ington and 3d avea. A vaudeville programme will
start at 8, and at 11 dancing will begin.
Commissioner McAdoo announced yesterday a
bureau for lost people to be established under
dlrectioa of Acting Inspector O'Brien as a part of
the Detective Bureau, with branches In each bor
ough.
The Consul General of Panama in this city has
asked Commissioner McAdoo to send a member of
the .Police Department who speaks Spanish to
Panama to help organize a police system for the
cities of Colon and Panama.
Mayor McClellan yesterday signed the ordinance
recently passed by the Board of Aldermen chang
ing the name of Boulevard Lafayette to Riverside
Drive. The Drive now extends Iroxa '..a-»u to
Dyckmon-ot. . .
RIG SUM FOR "AL ' ADAMS.
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Gets Over a Million at Realty
Auction.
Albert J. Adams, the former "policy kin*;" wh«
recently was released from Sing Sing, yesterday
realized at the voluntary auction sal* of some
thirty parcels of real estate on Manhattan Island
owned by him about J2CO.COO more' than tb« sum ha
exgected to obtain from tha sale. The auction was
at the New- Real Estate Salesrooms. No. 151
Broadway. Bryan L. Kennelly. auctioneer, was in
charge.
Every parcel advertised to be «old found a ready
purchaser. The total sum obtained was JL2Q.700.
In actual cash Sir. Adams obtained from the sal*
! about HWO.'XX). as the larger part of the property «3
[ mortgaged, the mortgages being held by various
persona.
The salesrooms were crowded, and late comers
; who wanted one or more of the parcel 3 had consid
[ erable difficulty in getting near the auctioneer's
stand.
A number of women were present. One of tßsm.
Mrs. Patrick McMahon, was a spirited bidder for
No. 432 West Kth-st.. a five Btory brick and brown-
Stone apartment house, on a plot 33.4x1W>3 feet, and
•he finally got the house for 138.00 G. The property
is mortgaged for $24,000 at 4 pep cent.
On* of the choicest parcels of the sale, Not 117 to
121 "West 44th-st., three dwelling houses. OH a plot
6^x100.4 feet, and No. 109 to 113 West «4th-et., a,
vacant plot. 75x100.4 feet, were secured by Mande'
bai;m & Lewine. Jacltson & Stern and 3. H. Btcs9
for $237,500. or at the rate of about C4U> a front
foot. It is said that a plot tear the» parcel was
recently gold for about CuOO a front foot. For the
four five story brick apartment houses No. 2.333 to
2.339 Broadway and No. 250 West «th-st.. being th»
southwest corner of &sth-st. and Broadway. soW to
the Whitehall Realty Company, CliOXk was paid.
G. L. Lawrence got No* 2.152 to 2.158 Broadway
and No. 22C to 231 West 77th-st. for $173.C«». For
No. 260 7th-ave. Wllm»rdlng & Field paid 552.300.
In 1805 Adams bought In foreclosure proceedings
the Dudley, a five story double fiathouse. No. 225
East 14th-st, for $5,800 over a mortgage of C3.CCO.
making the total sum $31,80). The parcel was
knocked down to David and Henry Uppxaaa for
$43,000. Th* adjoining house, the Grenoble. No. 227-
East 14th-st.. was bought by General McCoskry
Butt In 1533 in foreclosure proceedings for S4X3C»>.
Messrs. LJppman became the owner of the.
Grenoble for $44,500. and of the Stanhope. No. 229
East Mth-st.. for H4,mjo. The Grenoble aad ta«
Stanhope each carry a mortgage of JiO.COO.
MORRIS HOME FOR PARK.
Chic Bodies Want City to Buy His
toric Bronx Mansion.
A movement has been started In the Bronx to
have the city buy th«rold Gouvernear Morris man
sion, which, as told in last Sunday's Tribune, was
sold last Saturday and is likely to pass into the
hands of the New-York. New-Haven and Hartford
Railroad Company for us© as a terminal. The first
step toward saving tne house win be taken to-mor
row night. Olln J. Stephens, president of the North
Side Board of Trade, has called a conference of
representatives of civic ar.d patriotic bodies to ba
held in his office. A programme for the acquisition
of the mansion and its grounds will be mapped our.
There will be represented at this conference tha
City Club, the American Seer;; and Historic Pres
ervation Society, the Nona Side Board of Trade,
the Taxpayers 1 Alliance, tha Sons of tha Revolu
tion, the Daughters of tha American Revolution
and the Colonial Dame*.
The North Side Board of Trade wants the place
turned into a public park. The Local Board of
Morrisanla, of which Borough President Haffen is
a member, has already voted approval of the plan,
and it is now said to be awaiting action by tha
Board of Estimate.
It was pointed out last night that the city had
expended a large sum of money in purchasing tee
Jumel mansion, and that tfca importance of tha
Morris mansion as a relic of Revolutionary days
and as the home of Gouverneur Morris was Cully
equal to that of the Jumel mansion.
Albert K. Davis, In speaking of tha plan to save
the mansion, said last eight:
I believe It la decidedly to the Interests cf the city
to preserve this historic spot as a public park, from
a financial as well as a sentimental point of view.
It might be made the repository for Revolutionary
relics in The Bronx, and become to this borough
what Faneuil Kail is to Boston and Independence
Hall Is to- Philadelphia. It is a good investment
for the city to provide centres of attraction of this
kind. But a humanitarian service can be rendered
the community at the same time, for there is need
of a public park in this neighborhood, which is
rapidly developing into a tenement aiui factory
district.
WOULDN'T TAKE TTATHTRTt BILLS.
Coachman, Charged with Threatening by
Letter, Fails to Fall Into Trap.
Terence. Gallagher, a coachman, of No. K2 ilyr
tle-ave., Brooklyn, was arrested yesterday on a
charge of sending or causing to be sent on Tuesday
a letter threatening to kill Walter W. Debevoise. a
manufacturer, of No. 1.915 Albemarla road. Flat
bush, unless he. Debevoise, paid J2Ct) to him.
The poll. accompanied by Mr. Debevoise, went
to Gallagher's home. The detectives hit themselves
In the hall. Mr. Debevoise had COO with him. some
of the bills being marked. "When Mr. Debevoisa
saw GaHag. • who was in bed. he said to him.
"Here is the money. Now, I hope you will leave
me alone." Gallagher, however, was suspicious and
refused to take the money. He was then arrested.
In the Flatbush court he waived examination and
was held in $1,500 bail to await the action of the
grand Jury. Gallagher was said to hare beea dis
charged some time ago by Mr. Debevoias.
WANTS CATHOLICS DT POLITICS,
Archbishop Urges Order of Foresters to Go
Into Public life.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO TUB TRlßr**.]
Milwaukee, March I.— "The principle that politics
and religion must be kept separate si an absolutely
false one. for without religion there can be no
morality," said Archbiahop S. G. Kessrner before
about twelve hundred members of the Catholic
Order of Foresters.
"The Catholic is bound as a Catholic to take part
in the policies of the national life of the people.
But In taking part he must be guided by hie prin
ciples of his Catholic faith. If he takes his proper
part ha can set th« public opinion right. Tha
American Catholic has more power than the real
dent of any other land by reason of our democratic
government. If the millions o; Catholic men in tha
United States live up to tho principles ot Catholi
cism glorious work, can be accomplished."
ROB COACHMAN OF HIS ATT,
After Beating Him Over the Head Thieves
Take $4,600 in Bills.
tBT TEUEGRAPII TO T!IS TSIBINI 1
Hudson, N. V.. March I.— Patrick Colwell. coach
man for Mrs. Charles Hard«r. of Philmont, widow
of the manufacturer, was assaulted and robbed ot
$4,600 early this evening in the Harder barn, in
Philmont. Colwell drove to Hudson In the after
noon and drew the money from the Farmers* Na
tional Bank. It was all he hail In the world, and
the cashier warned him against the danger of driv
ing to PMlmont with that amount ia bills. He
laughed, and said he was not afraid.
Colwell left Hudson at ■» o'clock with a fast team.
Shortly after 5 o'clock he was discovered on the
barn floor covered with blood, his head badly out.
and his money gone. He has not recovered far
enough to give any Intelligent story of what hap
pened, but said one man held Mm wtrfle the other
hit him with a brick. Colwell will no doubt recover.
ESQUIMAUX ABANDONED.
[BT TEIXOBAFn TO THE TWBCXB.]
Montreal. March L— A dispatch from Victoria,
B. C. say that the Esquimau naval station was
formally abandoned yesterday, when Commodora
Qoodchild hauled down h'.s flag. The Boniventure.
the only remaining cruiser, will leave there for
the China station. The sloop Shearwater will re
main in order to do patrol work in Behrins Strait.
The survey steamer Egerta will remain to do an
other season's bydrographlc work in the North Pa
cine, the cost of which will be borne by the Cana
dian government. All the naval departments of
the station have closed.
TO PURCHASE CORBIN LOCK,
New-Britain. Conn.. March The stockholders
of the American Hardware Corporation have voted
in annual meeting to Increase the capital stock from
J5.0C0.C00 to J7.500.CC0. and to use 300.000 of tha In
crease for the purchase of the i.'orbin Cabinet Lech
Company, of this city, which has a capital o*
tWO.OOO. The rest of the new stock will remain in
the treasury. Philip Corbln was again chosen pre*-
Jdeat of >„: A.. , ... Haril war » Corpora tioa.

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