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VOI~ LXV... N?- 21.406.
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Troops and Strikers Give Battle in the Streets of
Lodz and Warsaw.
Ten Regiments Check Outbreak at Lodz, but Spirit of Revolt Not Quelled
and Fighting Renewed?City a Shambles.
Lodz. June 24.?Over two thousand persons
vere killed or wounded in ye .terday's and to
dav'. fighting here, and Lodz's "Black Friday"
f.?---<ed all tbe borrors of "Red Sunday" in
Bt. petersburg.
Since the arrival of reinforcements this morn?
ing actual fighting ln the city has stopped, but
the outbreak is by no means quelled, and fresh
collisions are expected niomentarily.
Tbe dty resembles a shambles, and the ter
liWe scenes of the last txvo days will never be
vjped from the memory of the Polish people,
Altogether there are ten regiments encamped
|n Lodz.
Tbe figbting spirit of the people is fully
aro-sed. They have tasted blood and want
Bjore. Certainly the revolationary spirit is
abroad", and it remains to be seen whether mili
^ry measures will have the same effect as they
previously did.
To-day at Baluty, a suburb of Lodz.. four Cos
gacks were killed and sixteen wounded by a
bomb which was thrown into thelr barracks.
Twenty-tbree of their horses were killed.
Occanonal volleys are still fired by police or
gendarmes in response to sbots from houses.
The eo'diers are showing what appears to be
wanton cruelty. Late this afternoon they shot
and killed two women, a mother and her daugh?
The funerals of victims of the sbooting of
Thursday and Friday took place to-day sur
reptitiously in various outlying villages.
It is quite impossible to give the exaet num?
ber of killed and wounded, as reports vary
according to the quarter from which they are
obtained. The killed will be possibly two hun?
dred and the wounded five times as many. Au
cffirial report says that the number of casualties
was largely increased by persons who neglected
to reniain indoors and insisted on looking out
of doore and windows wnen volleys were being
fired by soldiers at rioters. Residents of the
city say they received no orders to remain in?
The trouble began at Lodz last Tuesday after
the funeral of the victims of the conflict be
t-een troops and socialists on the previous
Sund_y. Tbe Cbristians were permltted to bury
their dead, but the Jews were prohibited from
f. .in. so. and the police secretly buried the
hodi o_ of the Jews at night- This excited in
dignation and socialist riots were started on
Tbe most seriou3 pbase of lt was when the
crowd deliberately pillaged liquor shops, and
tiumbers of persons, inflamed by drink, led a
crowd of at least fifty thousand to further and
more serious attacks. Police and military were
attacked wherever they appeared in small force.
ar.d many of them were killed.
After pillaging liquor shops the crowd set fire
to them and prevented the firemen from pnt
ting out the flames. This was reyeated delib?
erately at many places.
On Friday the fury of the mob found full
venr. Even children, caught by the contagion,
were seen kissing red flags and heard swearing
that they were ready to die for liberty. A Jew
Jsb girl mounted a box in the market square and
? .dressed an immense crowd. Suddenly tbe
police appeared and fired a volley, and the girl
fell dead.
Market gardeners coming in were stopped and
their carts were used in buiiding barricades.
V-ires were stretched in front of these barri?
cades and the cavalry was unable to charge.
Meanwbiie the mob had obtained arms and
revolvers were freely used. Flnally the mili?
tary got the upper hand, but not without con
siderable losses to themselves and fearful
tlaugbter to the rioters. The soldiers exhibited
the utmost carelessness whether they killed
peaoaful persons or rioters, and in consequence
many women and children were among the
Tbe streets on Friday resembled a bartlefield.
The houses were barricaded with boards and
mattresses, and for hours volleys and individual
firing were heard in every quaner of the city.
riy---~ate at night the Cossacks were busy col
h_-_ tbe bodies of tbe dead and picking up
persons seriously wounded. Tbe bodies were
carried off in carts to neigbboring churchyard .
and it is therefore impossible to give an accu
rate estimate of tbe dead until order is com
pletely restored, if, indeed. the full story is ever
Socialists are energetically fomenting agitation
among the soldiers by distributing revolution
ary proclamations and pampblets. hut their ef
'?? :'._ aro without eff.'t
Sbooting was renewed this evening.
Cossacks are robbing tbe dead of jewels and
A factory owner named Neiinuann ha.- b??
- .-?: l>y strikers.
Tbe casualties up to noon to-day added eigb
'.- _ killed or wounded to yesterday'- appalling
total. One bundred and thlrty persons were
killed outrigbt Ln the fighting of Friday. ana
forty-one more died in the hospitals durlng tbe
rugbt- Of th. wounded, 320 persons su.talned
_-"i *<iri t_ ih<- . niovment of your Dinner.
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only slight injuries. which were attended on the
spot by the ainbulance surgeons.
All the hospitals of the clty are filled to over
flowlng, and owing to the insufiicient number
of beds many of the -wounded persons are lying
on the fioors.
The rioters this morning attempted to set fire
to the government offices, but were scattered
by a strong force of troops.
Thursday, the Feast of Corpus Christi, passed
off quietly, but in the night workmen attacked
the patrols. In this fighting two officers and
seven Cossacks were killed. One of the soldiers
was shot by a girl thirteen years old.
At dawn on Friday a day of terror began. The
city was given up to bloodshed. Anarchy and
fierce street fighting prevailed all day. Barri
cades were hurriedly constructed in the Jewish
quarter at dawn. Men climbed to the roofs of
houses, cutting telephone and telegraph wires
to use for entanglernents in the streets. while I
others cut down telegraph poles and used them
in strengthenlng the barricades which already
bad been constructed and in building others.
Early in the day two bonibs were thrown from j
the crowd into the barracks, killing or wound
ing twenty soldiers. This started the sbeddiug |
of blood, which continued until after nightfall.
At 11 o'clock all the factory hands struok and
fiocked into the etreets. Cossacks. dragoons
end infantry charged the dense, surging mobs
time after time, firing volley after rolley into
the thick masses.
The rioters replied with revolvers, while their
comrades on roofs and in windows joined in
tbe fuslllade. Some dashed vitriol from points
cf vantage on the troopers ln the streets below.
The burning fluid drove its victims into a frenzy
and led to scenes of a terrlble character.
Fighting continued through the day and di
minished in lntensity only at nightfall, when
the city was plunged into darkness, practically
all the street lamps having been destroyed.
Even then occasional volleys and scattered rifle
shots were heard ln different quarters, the
troops having received orders to shoot any per
I son appearing in the streets.
The dead were carted off to the cemeteries in
military wagons, the troops acting as under
takers, but this morning many dead and wound?
ed were still lying in the streets and court
Tbe plight of the wounded is dreadful, for no
i medical aid is obtainable and many are dying
i for the lack of it
Bloodshed began afresh at daylight this morn?
ing. A regiment of dragoons and one of in?
fantry have been ordered here from Warsaw.
Cossack Charge Follows Bomb Ex
plosion?Strike General.
Warsaw, June 24.?Riots began here to-night.
Gendarmes charged a crowd and infantry patrols
flred two volleys. Three men were wounded.
The crowd was also armed. and flred upon the
troops. A secret police agent was stabbed.
Processions were formed at 6 o'clock this
evening and marched. with red flags. down
' Grsybowska-st. At the corner of Wronia-st. a
mounted patrol crossed the procession. and one
of the marchers threw a bomb, which exploded
; and wounded two gendarmes. The man who
j threw the missile escaped.
Slmultaneously there was another demonstra
i tion by persons carrying a red fiag at Leschno.
but there was no bloodshed.
Crowds are assembling at several points east
oTthe city. Their attitude Is menacing, and the
public is panlcstricken.
The situation, with the working class lnflamed
: by the news of the fighting at Lodz. is extreme
? ly crltlcal. The strike was ordered by the Social
| Revolutlonary Committee as a demonstratlon to
I affect the trial of Stephen Okrjela. the lock
! smith who threw a bomb into the Praga police
station on March 26. injuring slx policemen, and
his conviction and sentence to death to-day have
| still further enraged the revolutlonary leaders,
Workmen are wearing mournlng for those
killed at Lodz.
All the street railways, except on the princi
pal thoroughfares in the city, have been stopped
and the newspapers have suspended publlca
Tbe men in the shops of Warsaw and Vlenna
and the Vistula railroads have struck.
_ a-*
Two Divisions Sent to Lodz?Losses
St Petersburg. June 24.?Reports from Lodz
are filtering into SL Petersburg with painful
slowness. The number of dead and wounded
is unknown here. and the estimates differ
wldely. An account taken to Warsaw by
courier gives "several hundred" working peo?
ple and slxty soldiers killed on Friday. while a
dispatch direct from Lodz to the Official News
Age'ncy ea>'s tnat twenty persons were killed
out right. forty died from their wounds and 105
< oniinu*-*! on ?wond pa*e.
Bohn'a Homeopathlc L*xaHves Ic^pp your liv-er
' .[int* ?,;!:<? I a-tlve and insure perfect nealin ?
Wigwam Emissaries Cause Trouble
for Regular Men.
Tammany Hall has been engaged for the last
month in making an independent census of the
clty of New-York, according to information
which came to The Tribune yesterday from re?
llable sources. In many districts its enumera
tors. working from the district headquarters.
have just preceded the employen of the State
Enumeration Bureau sent out by Thomas E.
Brown, jr? the supervlsor for New-York County.
The work of taking the State census, especially
in Manhattan, has been somewhat hindered by
this fact. With the census of the Department
of Health well under way and the city direc
tory men preparing for a new issue, many New
Yorkers have wondered what all the questioning
was about, and the enumerators who came last
frequently got rather curt receptions.
At the 1-lth-st. headquarters of the Tammany
organization no one seems to know anything
about an independent census. Whether the
whole clty is being covered or whether the Tam?
many count is restricted to certain doubtful dis?
tricts cannot be ascertained. Just what the
chiefs of the Wigwam are driving at is hard
to say.
On the State enumeration will depend the re
distrlcting of the State Senate and Assembly
districts. That the work is in the hands of Re?
publican officials would be sufllcient reason for
Tammany to keep tabs on the enumeration.
That the census was to be taken received
much publlcity. and the press generally urged
cltlzens to help along with the work as much as
possible by answering questions. This would
give independent enumerators a considerable
advantage if they made ihe rounds before the
men employed by the State. It was suggested
yesterday that the private census, if one really
has been taken, was part of Tammany's scheme
tc get even with George W. Morgan. Stata
Buperlntendent of Elections for the metropoli?
tan district. At the last election he made no
end of trouble for wigwam district leaders by
weeding out hundreds of illegal voters and pre
venting repeating on the large scale which had
been practised in the pasL At that time threats
were made that Tammany would never be
caught napping again. Mr. Morgan was out
of the city yesterday and his opinion on the
subject could not be obtained.
In this great "city of the lonely," where there
are hundreds of thousands of roomers who are
only at their "homes" during the hours m
which they sleep. the taking of a census is a
great problem. and no matter how energetlc and
efflcient the State enumerators may be many
are overlooked. Thomas E. Brown, Jr., who is
supervising the work. is making a last attempt
to get in as many of these stragglers as possi?
ble. He said yesterday to a Tribune reporter:
Several of the newspapers have stated in their
columns that correspondents were wn ing them
that they have been omitted from the btate
enumeration now being taken in this county. I
wiu be glad to send blanks and stamped return
onvelopes to any who have been overlooked if
they will request the same on f Postal card
addressed to me at my office. No. loO NjW'-t
It has been impossible to get every body and it
is important that the census be as complete as
Mr. Brown declared that the flgures which
have been published as comlng from his office
were without authority. He declared that he
had not an idea whether the census would show
the usual Increase over the last government cen?
sus or not. He had no tabulated flgures on
which to base such an estimate. The flgures
will be given out at Albany when the enumera?
tion is completed.
Canoe Swamped in Mohawk River?
Two Saved.
Amsterdam, N. Y., June 24.--Jay Halsey De
catur. of Peekekill. a member of a party of
canoelsts. all Cornell students. coming down the
Mohawk River, was drowned this morning at
Sprakers. twenty miles west of this city. A
canoe in which were three young men filled with
water while passing through a rift, and all
jumped ouL Two reached shore ln safety, but
Decatur was drowned.
Jay R- Decature, one of the best known citlzen3
and merchants. and probably the largest house
holder ln Feekskill. received word by telegraph
from Sprakers yesterday that his eldest son. Jay
Halsey Decatur. had been drowned. The dispatch
said nothing further than that the young man had
lost his life in a rapid in the Mohawk River. Mr.
Decatur took the 11:27 train, with his lntimate
friend. Edward G. Halsey. a well known Iawyer.
for whom the young man had been named, for Al?
bany, to get the body.
Young Decatur was about nineteen years old, and
an exceptlonally promising young man. He gradu
at<?d several years ago from the Drum Hill High
School with honors. He then attended the Mohegan
Lake School for two years. and, graduated there
with honors. He entered Cornell. and had Just
completed his sophomore year. He was taking a
course ln engineering. which eeemed to be his epe
cialty. A few days ago, when college closed, in?
stead of coming home by train, he decided to Jour?
ney home with several classmates in canoes. and
__ost ?very day he had written tx> his father, tell
ing Just how far they had gone and how he was.
School of Sciences, Arts and Agriculture for
Guatemala City. June 24.-Presldent Cabrera.
out of his personal funds, has decided to estab
llsh a practical school of sciences, arts and
airrlr-ulture under American professors. The
tultlor Will bo giv.-n ln the English langunge.
Daughter of General Braxton Bragg
Dies in Humble Bronx Home.
Mrs. Carrie Bragg-Graves. daughter of Gen?
eral Braxton Bragg, one of the best known Con
federate commanders, died Thursday in a little
two story frame house at No. 1.028 East 137th
st. She was buried yesterday in St. Raymond's
Cemetery, in "West Chester village.
Mrs. Graves was the wife of a locomotive
engineer. They lived in a dilapidated house in
a dirty, squalld looking street, without any of
the comforts or luxury which as a girl she had
known on the magnificent Bragg plantation :'n
Newbern, N. C. where she was born.
Arthur Sherman Graves, a Yankee, from New
Haven. Conn.. who, as a boy of ten. had run
away from home and had wandered over the
face of the earth, came to Newbern. There he
met the beautiful Southern girl, whose social
position was high. whose parents were of the
first families of the State. who might have mar?
ried the richest man in North Carolina, and
loved her at once. Carrie Bragg returned his
love and the two, despite their disparity in sta?
tion, training and environment, were married.
Gravts brought her to New-Haven. where
they were married on February 28, 1884. in the
First Methodist Episcopal Church of that city
by the Rev. Dr. Buck. Graves was estraneed
from his family and married without tbeir
knowledge. He settled in New-Haven and ob?
tained employment with the New-Haven Rail?
road in 1889. They lived simply, Mrs. Graves
doing all the work about the house and caring
for her children. Graves piodded along. earn
ing enough money to support his wife and their
fast growing family until 1897. when he was
advanced to tho position of freight engineer.
In 1.97 Graves moved to New-York, and since
then the famlly has lived in The Bronx. Nine
children, one of whom is dead, were born to the
c uple. There are now three boys and flve girls
living. The oldest cbild is a girl of twenty, who
is married, and the youngest a boy of six years.
The hard work and the care of her children told
on the delicately reared Southern girl and last
December she developed symptoms of cancer of
the stomach. Since then she had been slowly
dying. Last January she was operated on in
Lebanon Hospital, bUt no relief was afforded
her. She suffered intense agonv almost up to
the time of her death. Last Saturday she be?
gan to sink. Her last hours were comparatlvely
painless, she dying peacefully on Thusday af?
ternoon, with ber hand in that of her husband.
Mrs. Graves was a Catholic. Father Farley, of
St Luke's Roman Catholic Church. conducted
the servlces in the little house yesterday. The
children are being brought up as Protestants and
altend St. Ann's Protestant Episcopal Church,
St. Ann's-ave. and 14( tth-st.
Few mourners followed the last member of
the famous Southern family of Braggs to her
grave. Besides the husband and the children,
there were a few friends of Graves from New
Haven. Even Graves's old father was too feeble
to coms from New-Haven.
The mother of Carrie Bragg Graves died on
the old plantation in 1887. She. had been with
her daughter in New-Haven shortly before her
death. The children of Mrs. Graves know little
of their mother's ancestry or of the position
occupied by the Bragg family in the South be?
fore the war. They know vaguely that she was
the daughter of a great general. but there their
knowledge ceases. Thelr father, the humble
engineer, has preferred to leave it so. He spoke
last night of their perfect love and of the many
sacrifices which she had willingly made in or?
der to become his wife. Mrs. Graves was forty
two years old.-_ _
Blazing Launch Towed Ashore?
Man Badly Burned.
While crulslng on JamaJca Bay yesterday in
the gasolene motorboat Harry Lee two men
of Far Rockaway came near losing their llvea
through the explosion of the gasolene tank.
Edward Mott and Agger Lehman were the
occupants of the boat.
The boat put out from Far Rockaway in th
morning and had gone about flve miles. when
without any warning the gasolene tank sud?
denly blew up, enveloping the boat in flames.
For a short time the men expected the boat
to sink, but the flames were flnally extinguished
and the boat was beached opposite Eastern-avo.
Both men were severely burned. The men were
attended by Dr. Daly, of the Halmer Sanita
The boat was badly damaged, and it ls estl?
mated that repairs will cost $1,000.
Faints in Field After Being Hissed
and Hooted.
Morristown, N. J.. June 24.?After protests at
hls declslons from the players and the two
thousand onlookers at a baseball game here to
day between the Montclair Athletic Club and
the Morristown Field Club, players and spec
tators were frightened by the umpire falling on
the field in a dead faint. In the mlddle of the
fifth inning the umpire. a man named Newman,
said he would leave the fle^d lf there was any
more trouble.
The next man up was hit by a pitched ball
and Newman declared that he could not take
his base. The enraged players almost threatened
Newman with violence, while the crowd hissed
and hooted. He walked ofl* of the grounds. but
came back. After he took his position in the
fleld he cried out: "My God. boys. I'm going."
and started for the side line. He falnted at
first base and in less than a minute there were
a thousand people around him. Efforts to revlve
htm were unavaillng for several minutes, and
for a time he was thought to be dead. He
flnally recovered and insisted on going on with
the game, but was overruled and asslsted to the
FIREWORKS. Jl. J2. J3. $6. H . CS: asBtwted lots.
os.ecUlly for chlldren and famlly display. Llcder's
Fireworks and Novelty House, 8. 63 and 94 Park
row, near Brooklyn Bridge.?Advt.
Crew of Nantasket Pulls Out Men?
Rescners Ducked.
The steamer Nantasket, of the Long Island
Railroad Company's line, ran down a naphtha
launch in midstream off North Brothei-s Island,
shortly after dark last night. The launch was
overturned and sunk. Three men in It were
thrown in all dlrections, and for nearly half aa
hour the life saving crew of the steamer batt:e .
to save them and in dolng so one of the li?e
boats was also overturned and James Harding,
of the crew, got a ducking
Not any of the men off tne launch could swim,
and all had gone down for the last time when
the steamer's crew picked them up exhaustod.
All three were sufficiently recovered when the
steamer reached 31st-st. to get off and go to
their homes in Harlem.
The crew of the steamer was quite modest
about their work and it wouldn't have been
known had not some stray launch seen the
struggle in the river.
Captain Carroll, of the Nantasket, took the
names of the men, but was abed when the news
paper men reached Pier 14, where it lands. One
of the mates said one of the men gave the
name of J. B. Saunders. and an address in Har?
lem. He and his son and another man were in
the launch.
"We ran down the launch." the mate ex
plained, "off North Brother Island just after 8
o'clock. She had no light- The wonder is that
the men were saved. Captain Carroll ordered
the Jifeboats out at once. The launch went
down in a second. It was fully half an hour
before we were able to drag the men aboard.
Thev had the narrowest escape I ever saw."
When taken on board the men were not in
clined to talk. but are Supposed to have given
their names. At midnight officers from the Old
Slip station hurried down to the pier. saymg
they had been informed that all three men were
dead. but the men were alive enough to walk
to their homes.
It was later learned that the men were Charles
Swanson, of No. 1,011 East 133d-st.; John Mat
inger. of No. 1.004 East 134th-st., and his son,
Gustave Matinger._
HARVARD GETS $2,000,000.
Bishop Lawrence Saijs That Amount
Is Assured to University.
Cambridge. Mass.. June 24.?"An endowment
fund of at least ?2,000,000 will surely be pre?
sented to the university at the commencement
exercises next week, and we hope that it will
be $2,500,000," said Bishop Lawrence in an in?
ter view to-day.
Bishop Lawrence is the chalrman of the
Harvard Alumni Association, which for the last
few years has been engaged in raising a big
endowment fund to be presented to Harvard at
this commencement. The public and deflnite
announcement of the fund will be made at the
graduate dinner in Memorial Hall next Wednes?
Thought He Had Committed
Murder?Returns with Fortune.
EI Paso, Tex.. June 24.-A wealthy mine owner
of Sonora, Mexico. who has been known in this city
for several years as Edgar C. Sanger. arrived here
to-dav and announced that he was on his way to
his old home in Troy. N. Y., and that his name is
Edgar C. Weaver. instead of Sanger. He ex
plained that ten years ago he had an altercation
with Charles Mitehell. ln Troy. and shot him, leav?
lng him for dead. Weaver fled to the West and
after many vielssitudes of fortune discovered a
mine in Sonora. which made him weajthy
Troy people eventually found out his allasand hla
tocation. A short while ago Ueaverun^r the
name of Sanger. received a >rtt?r_??? ^^"j
explalning that the wound was only trivjal. and
that forgiveness had been extended.
Charged with Speeding Autoraobile at Stam
ford?Retuming from Brown.
Stamford. Conn.. June 24.-C. Sherman Hoyt,
son of Colgate Hoyt, of New-York. was held up
here thls afternoon for driving a French car at
an alleged thirty-mile galt. His brother and
two college friends were on the way from
Brown University to Colgate. Hoyt's summer
home at Oyster Bay. The flve young men had
just money enough to put up a bond of $50 for
the chauffeur. John Mobillo. ^
He Refuses To Be Drawn Into Discussion of
Article on Ohio.
Cleveland. June 24.-Governor Herrick ls
treating Lincoln Steffens's Ohio article ln the
July number of "McClure's Magazlne" lightly.
"Anyway," he said to-day. "I haven't read the
article; all I have seen are references to lt in
the different newspapers. I Judge from them
that it i? merely a campaign document. and I
don't care to comment on lt at all"
"Steffens says you are dominated by Cox."
"I am not going to say anything about K."
"He says that Cleveland is the best and Ctn
clnnati the worst goveroed city in the State."
-I am not going to pay any attention to it.'
"He accuses you of belng weak." And the
Governor smlled,_
Wednesdav. June 28th. Poughkeepsie-Hichland
course. Observatton train tickets are now on sale
at West Shore Railroad offlce. 7 East 4~nd Street.
j New-York.- ___ L
Orders $60,000 Paid to Equitable?
Mr. Morton on Cnearned Salaries.
James W. Alexander. through his son. for?
warded vesterday to Paul Morton. the *
chairman of the Equitable. a check for $25,000.
teing the balance of his syndicate proflts with
interest to date. He likewise authorized Mr.
Murray, the cashier of the soclety. to turn over
to the Equitable the $40,000 of syndicate proflts
deposlted with Mr. Murray on February L
H. M. Alexander's letter to Chairman Morton
followed an interesting little conf^r* ' u
torney General Mayer*s office. tha tmmmm of
which were not disclosed.
One of Mr. Alexander's counsel sald last
night that his client. in returnins: th* rnnr.*?y.
did not acknowledge any wrongdoing. Three
checks. representing syndicate proflts, sald the
Iawyer, were deposlted to Mr. Alexander's bank
account by his secretary. without his knowl?
While Mr. Alexander and Jarr.es H. Hyde nivi
new restored to the soclety their pro rata syn?
dicate proflts?Mr. Hyde, however, having ex
pressly said that he had done so "pending an
adjudlcatlon"?their action will not interfsre
with any possible suits to be begun by the
Attomey General looking to the d-bannent of
them and other officers. Neither will lt inter
fere with District Attorn*?y J-rome, should bs
decide to prosecute any of the Equitable officers.
Their action makes it entirely probabl*. how?
ever, that Attorney General Mayer will decide
to bring any suits for restoration and debaxmeiU
Voluntary restitutlon by other Equitable of?
ficers and directors who proflted by the "James
K. Hyde and Associates" underwriting syn
dl-rates ts now looked for. and it would surpris*
no one ln the Attorney General's offlca lf letters
of a slmilar tenor from other directors axs al?
ready In the maiL
Henry M. Alexander's letter yesterday to
Chairman Morton was as follows:
I beg li_i? to inclose to you check for $25,
053 22, to the order of the Equitable Life As~
surance Society. being the amount of seven
checks received by James W. Alexander upon
the dates given below, together with Interest
thereon at 6 per cent to date.
These are tht? ??lounts referred to ir. the pre
liminary report of 3 ,-iperintendent Hendricks,
at page 32 and following pages.
The total is made up as foikuvsi ?
Metropolitan Street Rall?ay. 4 per cent bonds
of 2.002. $*"! <*?*?
Interest from July 30. 1902. to date. .8S 49
Philadelphla. BalUmoro and Washlsgten. 4 p*r
cent bonds. and Long Island Ba;lroe_ 4 per
cent bonds. syndicate.?...._ 2.9s- *4
Interest from April 30. 1904. 206*1
Plttsburg. Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis
Railway consolldated mortgage 4 per cent gold
bonds. syndicate. 6.1JO ts
Interest from October 18. 1904. 210 38
Norfolk and Western divlstonal flrst lien and
general mortgage 4 per cent bonds. syndicate.. 1,579 M
Interest from October 24. 1904. 75 18
Imperlal Japanese government 6 par oent sten
ling loan: Flrst syndicate. 8,20443
Interest from July 11. 1904.-..-...- 1S3 19
Second syndicate. 2.928 OO
Interest from June 3. 1904. 1S3 93
Atchlson, Topeka and Santa Fe. 4 per cent gen?
eral debenture bonda. syndicata. 2,294 0O
Interest from February 4. 1902. 464 41
Total.-.93S.flM 23
The amounts referred to on pages 34 and 37:
Oregon Short Line refund'.rg rr rtgage. 4 per
cent 2J?-year gold bonds. yjndloaie.$12,528 73
Imperlal Japawse gcv?-rnment 6 per caal fter
llng loan *secor<3 sertesj. syndicat-i. _.. ~> a~lai
Grand total.$4I> T9? 54
_were deposited by him on February 1. 1905,
with the cashier of the society, Mr. Murray. as
trustee, immediately after the receipt thereof
and an investigation into the facts. This i*;t
ter may be treated as an authorization to Mr.
Murray. to turn the amount over to tbe Equi?
table Life Assurance Society.
I am wrlting thia letter, owing to the illness
of my father. James W. Alexander, but in do
ing so I am carrying out his views expressed in
January last and since maintained.
In a statement made earlier in the day con
cerning men whose names are said to be still
on the salary list, although no longer in the
company's servlce, Chairman Morton said that
since March 1 George H. Squire had been on
the payroll at $1,000 a month, adding "by whose
authority I have not yet been able to find out."
Mr. Squire had already told a Trlbune re-;
porter that on or about that date President
Alexander had written him. saying that the;
executlve committee had voted to retain him as
financial manager in an advisory capacity.
"That letter," Mr. Squire had added. "lies in my
safe, downtown."
When he sought to communicate with Mr.
Squire last night regarding Mr. Morton's state?
ment. the reporter was told that "Mr. Squire has
nothing to say."
Mr. Morton's statement shows also that while.
Dr. Edward Curtis was retired in February.
1904. his salary of $15,000 was continued until;
January 1. 1905. when it was reduced to $10,000.
Its prssent amount; and that J. B. _ortng*si
salary of $3,500 has been continued as a pension
since April 3. 1903. the date of his retirement.
Chairman Morton's statement follows:
Dr E ?f. Lambert waa the first medical di?
rector of the Equitable. He died on July 17.1904.
havinff served for forty-flve years as chief medi?
cal director. His salary was $25,000 a year andj
was continued and paid to his widow up to and
Includlng December. 19?>4, since which time;
nothing has been paid. ___. _. , _,
Dr Edward Curtis was elected medical di-,
rector in September. 1876. and was retired ln
February. 1904. on account of a stroke of paraly
sis but with the understanding that the society
could avail itself of his services as consulting
medical director. As medical director he re?
ceived a salary of $15,000 a year. which was'
continued until January 1. 1905. at which time.
owing to his inability to perform active servlce.;
it was reduced to $10000 a year. This sum is'
still being paid to him. ___ _ , _
J B. Loring. reglstrar. was the flrst clerk
employed by the Equitable in 1859. He served
the xociety for forty-flve years ln posltions of
trust, and for more than twenty-five years was
chief of the society's security department. inj
charge of its vaults. His salary was $3,500 a
year. and on April 3. 1903. he left the servlce of
the society on account of 111 health. and his
salary was continued as a rx?nslon.
George H. Squire came with the society In
September, 1S99. His salary ln 1904 was $20.
090 During August of that year he lost a le*
and temporarlly was incapacltated for work.
The executlve committee granted him slx
months' leave of absence. with pay. whlch ex
pired on March 1. 1905. since whlch time he
had been on the payroll at $1,000 a month. but
by whose authority I have not been able to find
Mr. Hyde denied a story that the estate of his
father. H?nry B. Hyde. had received from the
Equitable soctety about $5,000,000 in settlement
of claims or contracts of Henry B. Hyde for
commissions or premlums. He also sald:
If the Superintendent of Insurance had taken
the precaution to make a few lnquiries Into the
history of the safe depoelt leases. whlch has
passed the scrutlny of various superintendents
for twenty-five years and more, before assall
Ing the memory of a dead man. he would have
learned that the society had made vast sums
of money out of these leases. and many other
things that would have materially changed hla
point of view. He would bave learned, among
other things. for instance, that the Mercantlle
safe deposlt vaults originaliy belonged to the
Mercantlle Trust Company; that my father
took over these vaults tn 1876. when they were
esrntng nothing; that he pald $200,000 in cash
to ihe Mercantlle Trust Company for the good
Pain's Flreworks for the 4th. Exarnine the atiek
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