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_,_ crrfv*T»;>h. (VvpyriKht 1006
■", Hrttfwood * Underwood. N>w
Qji 524,050 Stable Rent from City
— He Explains li.
,s^-g^W. Plunkitt. formerly Tammany leader
y,»f 15th Assembly District, receives $24,030
t^r for stablei r premises use,i by
Cleaning Department. Plunkitt gays
m be believes In "honest Kraft." with the
grotbe "pn lucer." .r.A the records o< the
■EH*** Department fhow th;ii he m.:i:.s • • ■
rcn! of :t. Hie "honest graft" goes right on
■iMiiini . : ■'. -•'■• ho i? no longer leader of his
MlleL T1» ' nodatlngly ar
"d" d ' ly il Street Cleaning Department so
m I .:.; ;. . : lltlcal u.-:.t>:.-: the PIUM-
Bt "praf!" •""■ f bears fruit.
The exteni of PlunkJtfs ' honest gra
i • • known
. , K ht not have been known
tfflia .;■■. ■ ■ ■■■ ffenhagen. a Repub-
,r., r . . ; s District, had not
tor an Investiga
>B Department. He
one Tammany district
i : Btal lea at •x< esslve
• ng Department, and
S : i hat things were bo
nt that horses
c underfed and made
ths .- ■ that some
lermanlc committee
gin an investlga
•. and. if the "honest
I what Will be
• ■ formers will have
B to talk about.
m ords, la lessor of
anothei Sos. 41M and 420
. lv ., . ted with Daniel F. Me
- trustee In the.
for which the city pays
9 sator Plunklti was seen
. ■ ■ nas dressed for the
. - r of County <'Wk
i- . J. Doollng. When informed of what was
• . 1 dm he slid:
I".l niskp a present of v house and lot to any
ore srbo caji put c Mack mark on my record.
Epeakice of these rentals, I want to say that
1 bet* a-* good ■ ■ own property and
hast It to the dt] i the owners, whoever
they ert-. at the E Building:, the "Staata
Mtsng" .• . . - Park Row Building or
■V o1:.o 1 :. all t1;t 1 ; >se stables,
■tlwooidi : sell thi • tMOjOUh. They are
Hta soaansa. T ■ ■• produce more than
I (*:.• ■ . ' • a lue.
for six >*can " Street Cleaning
ChßßßMoner, ai ._■ feller. I want to tell
lantght hen that i have forgotten more bout
tie pop . ■ of the Street » 'leaning
Dajßteent than » like McOam Woodbury
?r*r knew or ! r- •'.:< 1 from the
Street deal t when < trace was
•tort*-; May i " . .■-,-...-. and
'-•■ ps ■ • ■. :th my career
'_'•'■ In the Stn et i leaning
PjWiuaent 1 ■ • t the work was greatly
fatnpen I : .- of stables. There
«*i <■ ■ I the i-:.ist River,
■si ill the that a headquar
ot make more
I le In ten hours.
tables located >t!l over
■ haul of the drivers
ng to the stable, I
■ :: these i-tai-leH
to Ibe city. They
wot the Street
* !• : . account <>f their
■ the work of
• ythlng to hide
• n with the ownership of
* 5^ ■■] they prodUC*
•;• of proportion
As a matter of
.. the city to
■ ly don't cost the
■ ■ — that, that in
here are repair
•• •- th< rent of which,
. amount to more
124 and 4M East
■ >ry In connection with
. I this time. That Is
• have Daniel F. Mr
got a dollar In it.
■ • tate of B Theresa
Iceman, until a short
turned over the property to
young fellow in my
Mon for In a district
■ on the police fone H*
. - ■ Idow »wi children
.^ V H "" Judge McMahon passed
•: s Xarragi nsett Club, "1
• ..i the widow, and I did
igton Club. This we put
r>ughl ihe stable In Hast
;. originally was one of
'■:■■< .-.-ded Inter by Mr.
v< • lot and deeded it over
i to-day it is worth $35,
. rong about that trans-
'• ' ! '■ ' •■" Ellfl CITY LEASES
nkitt'a :,aii.»-. leased to the
- ' re aa follows:
...•I lease, expires !>-
- SM-«t.--Ten year lease,
. j y
ri Etgl i year
: .•:■>; K.OM a year.
1.. -i UTth-ai T< n year
•• - ■ WO; 12.>>>' .1 rear.
H |Stb-«t T'-n fear lea-»».

<!• ;, "r ■ • h-mt.— Ten y*ur l"flf.
I rear.
ek * I .- dty pays the Croton
'"' r •« a !y raetains perl of the
Tammany HaU as b< [n«
1 1 ooo.ooa
. ,- Department stables
-i.». and are sen! to the
ror approval. Com
. • -.- had little or
.' the staWes, as
far as he knew, thft city
■ Btanles before he
■ that four • f the five
tvnev ed In the Van
***$& - - - X *• "** VSM
Great Northern President Denies a
Hunch of Rumors.
"The country is like a boy who has Inherited
a fortune, one that he has not helped to build
up, and Is spending it rapidly and freely. Ho is
spending the principal."
James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern
Railroad Company, returned from the North
west yesterday, and thus characterized the Ren
era! conditions In the country. When he made
this remark he was reminded that In the spring
of I.mi;; he had begun talking about overproduc
tion, and ha been keeping up the same general
line of prediction ever since. "Will you say
anything about overproduction now?" he was
a.sked. "How :il out the general business out
look of the country?"
"r don't like 1" say anything about that," he
replied. "The people will call me a croaker
again. Hut look at the balance of trade, and
that trill tell \>>u The balance of trade show?
the commercial standing of the country, and
there is little difference either way now. We
have heard .i great deal of talk of late about the
size of our trade with Japan. The consular re
ports published In this morning's papers show
the truth about that. They tell that we sell
Japan about $26,000,000 worth of our products
annually, while, we buy from her about $30,.
*nmm»oo worth. With Great Britain and Japan
it is the other way. The balance of trade Is
about $25,000,000 in Great Britain* favor. That
is the way It ought to be with us.
"Well, let us see what will happen now. We
have had a series of wars for the last few years
that have kept things stirred up and hampered
trade. There was the Boer war, thai stirred
things up at a pretty lively rate for a while,
and then there came the Japanese war.
that is only just over with. We have got to
have a settling down to let the world catca up.
There are a million ami a quarter of idle men
In England now. with nothing for them to do,
and there will be nothing until they move."
"Do you mean that they will have to rtJ t out
of the country*" he was asked.
"Yes, that's it. They will have to get out of
the country l cannot undertake to say where
they will go."
.Mr. Hill's attention was called to the action
iii Congress looking to an Inquiry Into the rela
tions' of the Pennsylvania with Its various sub
bidtary ;:nd trolled lines, notably the Balti
more and Ohio and the Norfolk and West
ern. He seemed >! ?eply interested In the re
port, and his attitude suggested sympathy with
the attempt to bring about an' inquiry. Senator
Tillman'a remark that "thla seems to be a pi r
allel cass to that of the Northern Securities
Company. elicited the reply from Mr. Hill that
"We have mad.- hast.- to comply Vith the law."
He would not be led, howevi r, to comment on
the Pennsylvania's relations with other roads,
except to say that if the Great Northern could
charge as high rates as lome Eastern lines it
would add .'SLTiiHiinHMi a year to its Income.
When -Mr. Hiii met the report* in th>- cor
ridor of the Northern Securities Company office
he said: "Here i am, like Davy Crockett's coon."
But I*ll com.' down without your shooting."
That recalled the appearance of Mr. HiVl'a
name in the 'Town Topics" li«t. and h was
ask H.i how he happened to be a subscriber to
•Kails and Fancies.'!
"Did I subscribe?" lie asked "I don't re
member it."
"Your name was ii; the list," he was told.
Mr. Hill looked at th<- «eiiing and considered.
"That's the Oral I ever beard of it." he said. "A
copy of th" book was sent to the Historical So
ciety 1 like to do little things Ike that."
H was suggested that, perhaps, the book had
not been received by the society.
"Perhaps not." said Air Hill "I don't know
anything about that I won't have to pay for
it until It is received."
Mr. Hill denied several Interesting stories „f
railroad changes and combinations. One of the
first subjects to be brought up was the story
that Mr Harriuinn had bought the Pacific Coast
•'( know nothing about that story." said .Mr.
Hill "I have never been connected with 'lie
[n regard to the report that the Burlington
had acquired control of the Chicago Terminal
Railway n"'ln "' 1 Transfer Company, he paid that
Ihe Burlington did not own a share of th»- ter
minal company stock, nor .n.i the Great North
ern, nor Mr. Hill. "And ' am ;• director of the
Burlington, P.nd ought to know." he added.
\Vh« n asked if the Pennsylvania, a* has been
snid. had acquired the terminal company, ho
■aid that he di 1 not care to *«y anything about
v >, at other people v ere doing.
in connection with the Pacific ' '"" Company
report, he was asked about the competitive
railroad building in the Far West. "I can only
say," he said, "•bat in. Greal Northern Is build-
Ing down the north shore of the Columbia River,
and there i« no room for any °°* *l»<e there.
But the Great Northern would welcome Mr.
Harriman, the St. Paul, the Goulds, or any one
In Feattle.*'
it was remarked that Seattle wan getting to
be «i big centr< .
"Ye«," he ~inid. •••juit" a centre for ■ place on
one Hide."
He said thai the Western dispatches about
competitive building reminded him of the little
boy with the toy balloon. The balloon was a.l
right as long as it was full of wind, but as SOOn
M „,;,,-. one pricked it and let the wind out It
. outlaued on •«•«>»«• ■— *•
mviNNAH LINE to Gonr«ia and Florida.
. &anUM toi ot*t Ali "-
the new Kin* of Denmark
Negro, Held at Baltimore, Tells How
lie Killed Woman.
more, Jan. 29. — After days of denials,
false statements disproved by the polio and
earnest pleading! iig,:inst being taken to New-
Jersey Rufus Johnson, colored, gave up the
tight and at 7 o'clock this evening confessed to
Captain of Detectives Humphrey and Detective
Pooler thai It was he who, on January 18, mur
dered Miss Florence W. A Unison in the barn at
her home at Mojorestown. N. J. He declared that
he had no accomplice.
In his statement Johnson said that be went
to fhe Allii . . early Thursday moning,
January 18, and thai lying in the
.i n, he d' "s
fed the
ki"i her into In
bility and • showed

Insensible from v
l it about her
He says h»- tht'ii went '" the, house, which the
child, Bessie Walker, Invited him to enter.
There he obtained Mr Allison's watch, a brush,
a hand mirror and a small amount of money.
As he was leaving the house the child showed
him her little savings bank, which he broke
open to obtain the trifling amount of mo
contained. H>- afterward returned to the barn,
intending to loosen the strap he had placed
about his victim's neck, but found her dead. He
then took a car to Camden and crossed the
ferry to Philadelphia.
Mount Holly, N J., Jan. 'J. I Parker
went before Justice i thi.-s aft<
entered m formal complaint of murder
against Johnson With the warrant Parker
went to Trenton to-night, and to- morrow will
obtain extradit lon pa ;
He will then go to Baltimore to bri
b;i<-k !
Descendant of Founder* Partner
Claims $180, 000, QU0 for Heirs.
burg, Jan. -'.* g it his lnt<
t,, get poß* - lon of $18fMK«MW0. half of the
present foi
ducing hlmi • Iston,
Okla.. la In Pittsburg, trying to find the heirs
of John Bmerj .I"lin Bmi •to the
story told hj "• i partner of
John .la'-4.i. Astor, and thi n business
fur trade In
Astoria. Wash.
it i- thai John Kmerj left a will,
leaving hi« to his heirs,
but that this v 111 wai
will w
sirn-e then he haul l»een bunting the other
Takes Chile's Breath While Asleep—Saved
by Automobihsfs Horn.
of \\)<
bn .'.th
taken • hl« h itti

mi .
if*;, i ,i i , Mrs. V'oesler placed her haby In n
carriage on the portico, and entered th»' hou ■
man in an automobile who passed the house law •«
„,, crouched on the baby's breast In the carriage,
„,:,; lootl A i IS I 01 !1 UJ ,-ive an alarm.
Sirs Vossler heard the nolle ana hastened to
the door. Sne found her l>abj in an .•iiiii".- ; i life
less condition, with ill" cat ntlll on it*- breast. Th«
nniinal had Its nose pressed i gainst the child's
mouth, . i ii" t II refused t'> relax its hold uiitil it
v%n<- removed bj force.
■I wo physicians wen summoned, and tiny worked
..,,; ..,, phlld i.ii nearly tin hour before there wera
signs of returning lif<*.
who <31e<l In ISSS.
Ask Why 'Automobile Exhibition
Had Armory if They Can't.
George Moore Smith ?m.l 1,. J. falla
nan, head ( ,f the Pure Pood Exposition, the thirty
day show ol which was scheduled to begin on
February 11 at the new illnii Reglmeni Armory,
\\ere the principals in a stormy scene yesterday
at a meeting of the armory board. The lie was
practically passed In a controversy over the
question of Jurisdiction over the armory.
Mr. Callanan was on hand to get the eonseUt
"i '■■ ard : the i.f=e of th» armory by the
grocers. Genera] Smith told him that the
armory board lin'l not full Jurisdiction.
•'You've pot it if any on«s has." sai.l Mr Catla
nan. 'I saw th.- Governor, and he tol.l me that
authority for the use of the armory by the
automobile people did not emanate from him."
To this remark General Smith took almost
violent exception. He rhallengcMi th.; •racKy
of the statement. Mr. Callanan Insisted, and
said that If the automobile show had a right to
use the armor; the Ket.nil Grocers' Tulon. with
a worthier mission, ou^ht to have th^ s.ntne
right, if they were willing to pay for It.
Mr Callanan wenl away from the board meet-
Ing convinced that his request for tho use of the
armory would not be granted. Last lent, at
the meeting "f th< grocers, he said:
We petitioned the Armory Hoard for the use
of the new tKHh Regiment Armory. Our peti
tion \\:is signed by four members of the Armory
Board General Smith. Genera] UcLeer, Fr.-mk
O'Donnel and c .). McGowan .it .1 special meet
ing, ol iii>- board. We wenl ahead and rented
spac and had collected considerable money 00
re 1 tain, \. hen, thla afternoon, we were informeil
that 11 v .\is against tin- lav for anybody to use
ih.- armory for any purposes outside of military
purposes. Wlial vn want to know Is why th-
Auto nohile Club was allowed to use the armory
;:nil the Retail Grocers' Union Is not.
Will: Rand, Jr.. formerly Assistant District
Attorney, appeared before the Armory Hoard
yesterday and made a strong protest against th.
use of the armory for exhibition purposes.
■ ra last night a
on 1

to the Gov
luire of thi rd i hy they
:•- the

Masked Burglar Assaults Victim and
Escapes with $30.
31H }■: ESlst-st
■d i ot>bed j I h< r home ;
day afternoon.
sb'- said I ■ led together and
an old waist thro i a masked
burglar, who pointed -i .t her and
tened to kill h<
She u;is found bound ; .-ss by her
of her Bai
y, Annie let

- h :
hind i

- • oien.

orklng on I •
• ■

- . ..'it ■- 01 ril"* - - nlffhl s rlit.-iilvL I
Duchess of Brunswick.
sin: tiii:\ tkies scicidk.
Victim Long Ii ranch Physician
Woman Had Been an Actress.
[Bt T.l^srrnjih to The TMbtllw :
Long Branch. X. J.. Jnn. 29. — Dr. Harry H.
Pemberton, for twenty years a practising phy
sician here, was shot and seriously wounded to
night. The bullet was fired by his twenty year
old daughter Charlena a handsome girl, who was
well known i.»st season as an actress in the
company of Miss lulia Marlowe. It passed
through the fleshy part nt the physician's neck
and ( entered the wall. The doctor bled profusely.
After liritiK the shot ;h<- young woman then
tried to mil her life with the weapon. She was
about t • pull the trigger when her father
knocked the revolver from h n r grtisp. Not a
word passed between the physician and his
Charlena, who has 'icon living -.vith her mother
since her father obtained a divorce, about two
years ago, called at her fathers home, in 3d
ave., at 8 o'clock' to-night to see her brother
Cecil, who has been ill for several days. She
went upstairs, and after learning that Cecil
was better started to leave the house.
She left the door open, Paying that her mother
was outside wait to learn how CecO was.
Mrs. I'emberton, however, was not there.
As Dr. Pemberton was about to close tho door
the young girl re-entered the hallway, and. with
out the least warning, produced a revolver.
which she had concealed in her clothing-, and
fired. The doctor staggered and almost fell to
the floor.
?■ eing that his daughter was not in her right
mind as she was about to place the revolver
to her h«ad with the intention of se'.f-destruc
tlon, he succeeded. In his weakened condition.
m knocking the weapon from her grasp. The
young woman then fled. She was arrested at
her home by Chief of Police James l^ayton later.
who called on Dt\ P°mberton to learn the ex
tent of his injuries. The doctor refused to make
a complaint, savins- that hi? daughter was not
responsible for her act.
Miss ivmbertou has been acting strangely
lately, although her most intimate friends had
no idea thru she ever thousht of killing her
father and ending her life.
( his daughter, and
from Mrs. I'emberton Charlena
■■n a frequent \isiror at his home
The shooting, - reated
- tlon In the I Ity. It la thougl
• rton will yet l>e placed under restraint.
thief Layton has stationed an officer at her
On his return from Europe in \'.*»> Dr. Pern
berton had a wordy war with his wife, and the
following year she sued for maintenance. He
Bled a Bolt for absolute divorce !n 1901, naming
Alexander Anderson, then a well known resi
dent of Ix>: Rranrh, and Benjarr.in F. Kraft.
v New-York lawyer, ::s < o-rospondents.
Mr*. Pemberton lost her suit, and in Augrust,
T.m>4. I>r. PenihcrtoT; not a decree of absolute
divorce. An application was made by Mrs.
Pemberton'a attorney for a modification of the
decree so that she would be cleared of the
charge ot misconduct with r.^Jijamin Kraft.
This was denied.
Steamer's Crew Reports Snowstorm in the
Indian Ocean.
The steamer 1
from - ! her *
lay with a weathei de the

m d Honesi Bill Q i
told of ti
• . -
fork by way of the \ n't be
h.-\ •• the snow st.
ter de
that while New-York •
llghtf ■ ■ ' lf e ~
end with ;•• light < ■
j plough!]
the Indian Ocean.

■ ■ •

nil Pull
Assembly Resolutions for Tn.r, Judi*
dan/ and Ballot I ni estimation*.
The Assembly Ways and Means C
miner 'ook action
Inve-ticratiori was the order of the'
night. Hills were introduced calling for
an investigation of the State Tax Con
mission, the State Judiciary and the la>r
New-York City election.
Resolutions were also introduced for a.,
ballot reform law c.rA the withdrawal of;
the financial s-.ipport of the State Rail-*
way. Insurance and Banking depart- 51
by the companies under their jurisdiction*.
Banlcing Department Inquiry To B&.
Reported to Assembly.
[B7 Te'-'Sraph to Th» Tr'.bun*.]
Albany, Jan. 20. — A flood of resolutions, de
manding investigations and reform of almn*t
every branch of the State business, and. act! «
which assured for to-morrow the passage in th »•
Assembly of the resolution for an lnvestiga
of the State Bankir.gr Department, were the fc \-
ures of the legislative session to-night.
Among the Investigation resolutions were^
those by Mr. Merritr taking away the support*
of the insurance, banking ar.l railroad depart
ments from the companies under their luri3<S'>«,
tlon and putting it on the State; two by Mr.
I Palmer appointing special committees for a^
j investigation of the State Tax Commission Bad]
the reform of the ballot law. Sjad one from M-.
' Hoffman, of N>w-York. demanding *« invest!
; gation of th© Judiciary. TMi last resolution was
I introduced because r>t the revelations in thn
"Town Topics 11 case. It recites some of tha
; contentions which District Attorney Jerome pu;
forth recently, for which he was criticised se
verely by prominent lawyers and laymen. Thi
resolution was referred to the Committee on
Ways and Means, and probably will be called
up in a week.
Other resolutions referred or put over until
next week, including the petition of the New-
York Board of Aldermen, for an tnvestlgati - n
of the last municipal election in that city, a:?o
resolutions by:
Mr. Oliver, for a:. investigation of the so-
called Book Trust.
Mr Cohaian. that the State Prison Com—.!*-:
eion report within five days a list of ■wmnMit
In which they have recommended alterations i-^
Although not passed to-night because of s*
long tangle In the Assembly over th» parliament
tary procedure, the Wai nw right resolution fo£
th© investigation of the State Banking; Depart-*
ment will go through to-morrow. It was re
ferred to the Committee on Ways and Means,
and that body, at an urgency meeting late to^
nig-h.t, voted to report it immediately. The or.'.y
vote again.or it.* immediate favorable considera
tion was Assemblyman Mcrrttfa. He is a clos^
friend of Senator Ma!by. who has been ujhiumi]
to the inquiry for political reasons. He ais^
objected on the floor to its immediate eonsii*
er aion.
Efforts to oppose the passage of the Wain**
wright bill had tx-<»n expected, so when A.«sem«
blyn Walnwrlgfei presented it therr -v 14
little surprise manifested at Assemblyniar. Gtxr*
nett's objection that it should go to the Ways]
and Means Committee Mr Waluwitsjrt debate**
the reference steadfastly, but even when it wa*
moved for u:iai:imous consent t■> have immedi
ate consideration of the resolution the weight
of procedure overruled the motion, and 1: wasj
Then, however. Assembly man Moretand cam*
to the rescue and called an immediate mecttss]
of the Ways and Means Committee to report t^j
resolution. At that meeting; there were three]
absentees, but nine membt-rs voted in the ut«
The Wainwrtght resolution follows:
Resolveii. If the Senate concur. Th*: . •
tfr- cecßpeaed otf thrt-e B*(k«tora tt\e Antmbir
men, n ■ ttec .■.-. 1: ink?, cf : ■ »
■■ ' A — ■■ respectively b« appoint >4
t^> uvestlsate the Bankins Department of t^*
Btati d N- v. V k ;• •
. ndltlon ■•: ;.. b-inking law. foi -s,^ -»
reoomtr.vndi 1 ■ . before ?•*
adjourninem of il »ucb changes ta t •*
suiU l.i» .md Ir. Ihe methods ul the said bran h
of tli« j>ii"dlic s«nrlce. and <>f m-ik:n(r *uoh or>.-r
recosainendaitlons in the r
.-:..u'. .:• :■ n • assarv.
FurtiM i. That the ccommit«t t«
and t* reby U, autbo«
quire an«l enforce the attend.ir.ee of •».
th- productlt>n >>f r.-c..r.!.-». bucks ar.d
employ ci. ■
rupl-.ers aad .?nch other employi -
Mury f.<r the purpu
sum of SUMM i-< hereby ni pr>-r. ,; „it
moneys in 1 not othei > j
for the purp >>»■ of raid
HOLD-1 PS :■ : ..- !i::! i: : \ y r\T.
of effo
r>:i'l Asserabrj 10 shot oft the ■ -
prevaleni ill day, and to-ntirht when the a -
parent hoW-up came, tlr>: I (
Qurnett, of Schoylef seerr : I
:>iilrd by Sherman M •••
of whKh coasties are i.i .-■ .... . ■ „

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