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Am knmnte<l Interest* Buy Mon
tana Mi** Long in Dispute.
■a* • **• l>w«an>.l
*|L Feb 13— Montana's great <-op-
BUt " \^A w-dav ■*« Arthur C. Sar
. mWm 0^ of T>u!uth.
*"•■ «,,oi of all mines and mining prop
"-" T; A.guMus Betas* and the (tatted
(Tif "■,-„ psxiy I" Silver Bow County, which
STjoTZt^m^ or Mtigar.on with the
U "^Jr4 WW Co,n P any. Thl. *****
g*S2,«S U, tho warring copper into.
a «1. of the Hein.e
T^n ha,- Za PS* came It, a telegram
SZrtom iota D. Hyan. managing director
,\ r J amslgttnsted Copper Company, who Is
Vw in »»w-Terfc. Mr. Ryan, with his attor
\r left BBtte tor . .Tork early laM No
"-nher on the BBSteeM denl which was OOBSam
m rt to-(iay. Be was closrly followed by Mr.
Keinzf Btoee men m«ny reports had been re
ived that h dM < w«s pending, but no official
SSSiw '■■.■-"* ■« "**= unt!i to - day - ■*■■
Ui» d»-al ■*« oendoded.
Itaoaop i mm* between Betaze and the Amal-
BMBtWi ■*« - narkahle in many respects » '
orb- did » Involve the fadidanr and the teeH
htsja but ir, n<K a few Instances human lives
v ,'.r* mcMk*4 '■' underground workings In the
Butt* mine? There were greater scan
connfctioTi wlti raJ trtsJs of the Minnie
Healy re^ than I I any other litigation in the
MMSr? oi the Northwest
im one ac »cm» cm - " became necessary to purr,
rnna s»eeiBl i I the legMatore to enact
■tat a kaewo si th< r.ur Trial bin, the An-.al
avsatH oempanj having closed iom n Its mines
rather than trj cases befon sn sitaged preju
d!^. HeiMie lodge Ti-is law permitted the flto-
of fudges for Mas. Twer.ty-nv
t.vms*nd B«ea were thrown out of employment
tt a result.
Th*- naawtion Ii solves property valued at
ffgrj trillions of Sollatß. No mtrmarfcwi was
ifcfgrrrl ssre •■■'-■y • from official sou-res hi tO
u> ierm of the deal 11 is only known that
h>:r.z<? has '••■: I I Ms Interests In BShn I I I
Couiny and thai :.• hai been completely ellmi
jiat-d from tht copper minmg operations or ih.»
diFTi't Bb properties ham been acquired by
Istmstt trlendlj to the Amalgamated Copper
.In- iuded an-'i; the properttea turned over to
jlr. Csraed te-das ■■■■■ the kfinnta Healy. Etarus,
Oc:a. Behnont, SClppei and Johnstown
a:,u the brterests of the Rypockav Ufailng Com*
jjary. ihe Qasrdlan Mining Company and the
Monuria «»re Purchasing Company. Among
th<-»e infr-f'Ts an ■ i an w-r of properties not
no* produdiit:, .is a'ell ss producing mines and
t. «!«<:• . i
T!> leaj concluded to-day settles the litiga
tion end diejiuws that hive retarded the (level
opmfnt of the district In the ins:.
T!.":;-.as F. Cole Is t»M"g iltle to the proper
;l'f. v. hi >j wi;i be transferred to a new oom
finy. in vhi- h the Amalgamated Copper Com
j*i:y, the North Botte Mii;ing Company and
th» rnited Copper Company Interests will be
Th* various superintendents an<i Coremeo :a
the employ of Mr. Heinze and ili= < omj ■;;.-.■ -
\\er* a.*senibled '.-fia> In the office of the N";'.
Batte Osßpsny and there pi\c Mr Carson pas-
session <■'. the properties u-vler them. Trie form
aduptcd in I'.iakim: The transfer <>f the Minnie
H«aiy. \vhirh iwi- Bbnflar v> thai used at all
'.:* other mines an-J properties, fbUows:
Mdcc I* hereby given ; ii.it the un>i'-rsigned
fireman at tiif- iiinnie Mealy has tnU dajr, In
•QOSPSBBoi with Ittstrocttotts received from the
imper offii-ers at tba Hittnta HealjT <"o!ii]iany.
iumt-d ever tl,'- poeaessloa of the mine and all
i:nd*>r£mund workings and property connected
'herewith to attbnr •" Caraon as agent for
Thima* F. <*oie And employea aro hewfcy
instruct^ end notifled that Arthur C. Carson.
•s s^^nt for fbamaa F Cole, i=s in . h;tr£e of
this property from ami after this date.
Sale Price Said T" II $25,000,000 —
V or ii for \ either Side.
Thf fir*t news of the Anal «=ten in the settle-
Dent of the Mniit;, 1 !! cupper war was heralded
*r * rtes ir: the stacks •: thr> contending com
ptntwi Amalgamated v»ent to 11M 4 on the
Ptork Exohar.pe. 22 3 4 pi tatl over SriturrJay's line
'•'«. while I":i!ted Copper on the , U rb rose 4
xx>:nt« to 77. Anaconda jumped over twelve
Wtet» to 30ft. the rri-e which ires predicted for
ii win* tim* ugn.
TV WHlni j dnes not take the form of a
rnt holding company for both Atr/.lgarr.ated
« I Qtttf ro rr er, bttt it takes out of the hands
■ th* Hein^s t h* pr^ertjr thai has been
»n» In BOgatfan. and pnts It i-to the control
■*£■* nnimiij. vhfcn vi: , b ., f,,^,,.^ os .
?y* for th *« BWVese. It cannot be called a
JJ«y Bw »hs Befnse party, as they loss the
-«. nor a v!, tory for Amalgamated, v
«•■» ha* for^d a setttettent on practically
t ■* own terms.
fcaef the tafltooas featnres abom the news
sa&LV? ttank * n " l "" Mi " ** that
»M««orLtir Jlli r< " l he * n for th «
h T wlth * fcrh '" h " r - a^ « °»*
fen. IT ** rths Ih;a a J " a " *-
•'*•« them. ° UM und " rtßk " » mediate be-
Mtr.» <«her ther* liaWi ' s u> 'h«» new owners
«**&,.. „ owne rs
*"leatta«~ p " jr '' :i! * ■■'■ copper h rear, while
«* SB c'Z ■" ** ad^ <i b >- «>'* open-
a^u.v^V"" n * ' Jfll< " al «»ten».nt was
Comply." ac * s of *• A — 'antnatsd Copper
oJk^oflAtoiJ b «5 Ut V c 2?°*«V and the
r Iron iJ^; r^ Who to » resident of the
***■* coapa^."^ 8 w0,??w 0 ,??" I*.1 *. «»• aubrtdJary
ttoSt? to f e ?* tnlt c" Stst« Steel Cor-
H^ tt ? the UnuS F"***>™ »f all the prop-
*r, ?£* Pats the A m 6 ' ' Up * vi ° r ** • '
Jfl_ •■• owners of the
M<W w. Mr^fMg;-,^ wtod.. NEW-YORK. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 1006. -FOURTEEN PAGER,— wSTtir-f^i -■»
publican Senators to Reach One
— Democrat May If p.
tFrom Th* Tt t-un« B'.ir»»ul
Washington. Feb. 18. — Beyond question the
conservative * lenient in the Senate Committee
on Interstate «'ommerce now dominates the sit
uation In that body regarding the Railway Rat©
bill. The fart will bo demonstrated within the
next twenty-four hours by agreement among the
Republicans on the proposed section of the bill
which is deemed vital, namely, the specific pro
vision for review by the court* of the rates fixed
by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Republicans of influence, on the committee are
row bending their energies to obtaining, if pos
sible, unanimous agreement of the Republican
members for this feature. Notwithstanding th«
fact that two of their number. Senators Dolll
ver. of lowa, and Clapp, of Minnesota, are In
clined to resist the adoption of that clause, the
men who ar« working' to this end think to-night
that a united front of the party can bo pre
sented. If it turns out to be impossible, how
ever, to Rain this much desired end. it does not
follow that the power of review will be withheld.
On the contrary, there is every reason to expect
that sufficient Democratic votes in committee
ran be obtained to add that provision to the bill.
Once the bill la In the Senate, carrying: that sec
tion, there 1k declared to be no doubt that it will
receive a large majority vote.
All day long the conservative Senators were
laboring over the question of review. They
discussed II In open committee, varying opin
ions betas presented and gone over in detail.
After the committee adjourned there were con
ferences of Republican leaders on the same ■ob
ject The declaration was made that President
Roosevelt approved the adoption of an amend
ment of the character designated, and it was
arced that Senator ledge's speech of yester
day bore out the President's accord with th«
programme of the leaders.
The phraseology of the proposed amendment
for review by the courts wns and continues to
be the subject of earnest consideration. It
would be easy enough to word a provision which
would re reset I the views of one faction of the
Republicans on the committee, but the desire is
M to phrase the amendment as to make it
acceptable to all the Republicans and not re
pugnant to the House, which omitted that pro
The Senate Republicans are also trying to
avoid •» revolt of the Democrats. The unanimity
between The Demo-rats and Republicans of the
House on •he Hepburn Mil Is cited by the Re
publicans as encouragement for the hope that
an agreement approximating that may be ob
tained in th« Senate committee.
This expectation may not be realized, for a
strong political leaven Is working among the
Democrats of The Senate to arouse a partisan
ferment over the bill. There are whisperings
among the Democratic politicians in the Senate
that *<r>nie Rood politics might be played by
• ■ •••- ****** ->...., th« Republican agreement
and forcing the Republicans to either swing all
their men into line or disclose the rift in the
lute. The difficulty Is that the Democrats are
experiencing trouble In finding nn opposition
bill upon which all of them can agree.
Over and beyond the consideration of possible
party advantage Is the feeling of many Demo
i rats in the Senate that this is a broad, patriotic.
question, not susceptible to plays of "peanut
politics." The House is the body where political
< apltal usually is made, and yet the Democrats
of the House saw fit to sink politics in the
broader aspects of the case, and there are some
Democratic Senators who will not permit them
selves to be Inveigled Into claptrap campaign
methods. with respect to this bill.
(me of the features of the day was the intro
duction in the Senate of Senator Elkins's Rail
way Rate bill. He has been withholding his
bill since the holiday recess. The Foraker bill.
the Dolliver hill and other measures have been
presented and run the gantlet of criticism, but
the chairman of the committee was holding out
his measure until to-day.
Senator Klkins urges for his bill that it con
forms to the views of President Roosevelt.
Nearly every bill thus far offered has been de
clared to embody the recommendations of tho
administration for railway rate legislation, but
the Blfcina bill, its author says, Ik the simon
pure article in that respect. Moreover, Senator
Elklns came out In a declaration of sympathy
with the President's fight for regulation of rates.
It remains to be seen whether the Elklns bill
will be entirely satisfactory to the advocates of
the Administration's plan of legislation. Sen
ators, speaking frankly, say that perhaps it
would be more desirable to have the perfected
bill bear the title of Rome one other than a. Sen
ator whom the public has been inclined up to
this time to regard as rather lukewarm, to say
the least, on the Roosevelt plan. While many of
the admirable features of the F.lklns proposition
might be incorporated, these Senators pay, they
are disposed to hesitate at accepting th« Elklns
hill entire, for sentimental reasons largely.
Indications are that the bill which came over
from, the House will be the measure reported to
the Senate, with certain amendments to meet
the views of conservative Senators, tho power of
Judicial review and perhaps a few minor
changes. It is admitted that tho House bill
possesses Rome crudities, consequent on the
nature of its creation and passage, it will be
the object of the Senate committee to round out
the bill to insure its standing the test of the
Supreme Court In all its provisions without mar
ring its four essential features.
The committee will vote on Friday on the per
fected bill.
tPy Tnlagraph to Th« Tribune. 1
Milwaukee, Keb. 13. — Henry J. Martens
waj:ted to play ghost. He entered a negro house
In the "Bud Lands." largely tenanted by blacks,
and moved about mysteriously In the place,
which was popularly reported to be haunted.
TJ.e OOOUnant Of the house, however, was not
afraid of ghosts, and entered thn room where
Martens was eiperimenting with llghtH. Mar
tens tried to escape, nnd fell to the foot of a
rickety flight of stairs, dylnff of his Injuries this
Naples, Feb. 13. — eruption of Mount
Vesuvius Is assuming alarming proportions. The
funicular railway track has been damaged at
si* points, and the principal station is threat
ened with destruction. An effort is being made
to save the station by th.« construction of a
thick wall of masonry reinforced by embank
m«-nte of sand. The authorities are taking pie
cautions to prevent any loss of life.
Gout, dyfpopsia.. liver complaints eliminated
from the .;_■•.•.:.. by Bobn'a -•.-.-..:. i.
From left to right, W. TT. Pettrey. John T. Pemps ey, T. D. Nichols, George. H. Harttean, John P. Oal lagher, John P*nhy.
James McClenahan Alleged to Have
Kept $30 ,000 from Stevenson Estate.
In a proceeding to be heard to-day In the Su
preme Court serious charges are made against
James McC'enahan. president of the Mutual
Tiar.k. 33d-st. and Broadway, and of the David
Stevenson Brewing Company, by P.-.vi.i Steven
son, jr.. a wealthy son of the late owner of the
brewery and founder of the bank, of whose prop
erty Mr. McClenahan is trustee. Mr. Stevenson
hugs for an accounting and to have the banker
removed from his trust
He charges generally that Mr. McClenahan
has been guilty of maladministration of his trust
and., specifically that he has failed to account
for £80,000. part of the consideration In the sale
of the Stevenson home. In Madison Square
North, to the Brunswick Hotel Syndicate.
Mr. Stevenson accuses Mr. McClenahan of hav
ing sold the house to the syndicate for at least
$i&O,000 and of having turned into the Steven
son account only 1200.000.
According to Mr. Stevenson, Mr. McGlenahan
had Samuel McMillan, a former Park Commis
sioner, act as real estate agent for the sale, he
to receive a rommlsMon of 1 per cent Thi sale
was made and Mr. Stevenson was told that the
price was J?120O,<»00. About three months ago, he
alleges, he obtained information that the prop
erty had brought (290.000 and thai Mr. Mc-
Millan had received ,Sir>,<H»O in addition to his 1
per cent as agent, Mr. McClenahan taking the
remaining $15,01 *) of profit. In a separate ac
tion Mr. Stevenson sues for the recovery of the
$30,000 alleged to have been misappropriated.
Among the witnesses in the proceeding to-day
will be Charles T. Barney, president of the
Knickerbocker Trust Company, who was In
terested in the pale of the house to the hotel
syndicate, and officers and employes of the
Mutual Bank, which Is now controlled by the
National Park Bank, the Stevenson family hav
ing sold control nbnut four years ago.
The affairs of the Stevenson estate, of which
Mr. MeClenahan Is an executor and trustee, are
In a tangle of litigation. Among other suits
now pending ts one before ex-Judge T">. Cady
Herrlck, as referee, brought by tho Knicker
bocker Trust Company, as guardian of Philip
Stevenson, a minor, for the removal of Mr. Mc-
Clenahan from his control of the estate, and in
which a decision is expected soon.
Another action is to set aside the sale of the
brewery property and business by Mr. McClen
ahan. It is contended in this case that Mr. Mc-
Clenahan organized the company to take over
the brewery huslnesa. Issuing stock of the cor
poration to himself and paying the heirs for the
property by means of a mortgage of $I, JV •«),(•< (<x.
It is alleged the. income has amounted to $2O<>.
<>oo a year, while tho heirs have received only 5
per cent Interest on the mortgage.
Mr. McClenahan, aside from his prominence
as a business man, is known as a fancier of
high class harness horses. He was helped in the
bupiness, in which he started as a poor boy, by
David Stevenson, and succeeded Mr. Steven
son p.s the head of several enterprises on the lat
ter's death.
President Hazard Announces Schol
arships for Chinese Women.
Wellealey. Mass.. Fob 13. President Caroline
Hazard announced to-day that the trustees of
Wellesley College had voted to establish threa
scholarships for Chinese women. The Chinese
commissioners and members of their stuff were
visiting the college by the sp«,-tnl direction of
the Empress Dowager of <*hlna because of her
wish to know something of th* hieher educa
tion of the women of America.
The visitors were mr.t at the station by Miss
Lottie Hartwell and Miss Frances Taft. mem
bers of tho senior class. The parents of these
young: women are missionaries in China and
the studentH Hpeak the Chinese language fluent
ly, so that the commissioners were greeted In
their native tongue. At the college the visitors
were presented to President Hazard and the
members of the faculty.
When the commissioners and students were
assembled In the chapel President Hazard an
nounced the Chinese scholarships.
A lire broke out In the basement of the Knick
erbocker club, 32d-s1 and sth-ave., early last
night. Before it was discovered it had eaten its
way through the flrst floor, and the house was
soon filled with smoke. Several of the mem
bers were greatly alarmed and rushed- out of
the clubhouse. An alarm was turned in and the
Bremen soon extinguished the blaze. The dam
age is estimated at $I'h>
and handsomest Florida train Lva NY IMinoon,
arrives St. Augustine 2:10 \>- tn. Ottl':» I.ltEi iidwy.—
Ohio's Attorney General Proposes
Him for Governor.
fRy T»l»(?raph to The Tribune ]
Columbus. Ohio. Feb. 13.— Attorney General
"Wade H. Ellis launched a boom for Congress
man Nicholas Long worth for Governor last
night at the meeting of the Ohio Republican
"The future of the Republican party in Ohio,"
was the topic for discussion, and Kills took ad
vantage of It to suggest a new State leader In
the person of the Cincinnati Congressman. Since
his engagement to Miss Roosevelt, and his break
with Boss Cox, of Cincinnati, Longworth has
been hailed as a leader by Republicans of South
ern Ohio.
Enterprise Receiver Goes to Wash
ington Following Hastings's Death.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune '
Pittsburg. Feb. 13.— When the body of Joseph
Hastings, of Allegheny, who shot himself at
Summit. N. J.. reached here this morning, it
was taken very quietly to his former home.
The body will bo burled to-morrow.
Tt seemed evident in Pittsburg to-day that
>i'?tin?s was tangled up with the defunct Kn
terprlse National Hank of Allegheny. On the
heels of the published interview with Special
Examiner Moxey, telling how Hastings, ns the
friend of the late T. Lee Clark, had been a heavy
boi rower from the Enterprise, came a hurried
trip of Mr Renaker, the receiver, to Washing
ton, with a report to Mr. Ridgely. Controller of
the Currency.
Most of to-day was spent by Tnlted States
District Attorney Dunkle In conference with Mr.
Moxey. Punkie admitted to-night that his
conversation with Moxey had all been about
Hastings, but declined to toll the tenor of the
It is the general belief in Pittsburg that
the death of Hastings has precipitated some
move on the part of those handling the Knter
prise Bank's affairs. Mr. Dunkle admitted this
evening that something of importance might
develop in a short time, but said It would be
unfair to "warn any one in advance by "prema
ture publication."
Real Estate Dealer's Son Resents
Being Summoned Home.
Howard Hayman. thirteen years old. the son
of T. E. Hayman, a real estate dealer, with
offices at No. lil7 West 12T>th-st., was arrested
late yesterday afternoon, charged by his father
with assault. The boy was turned over to the
Children's Society, to be arraigned In the Chil
dren^ Court to-day.
According to the police, the boy was In nn
osteopathy establishment on the third floor of
No. 217 West 12;>th-st., yesterday afternoon,
when his father went up and demanded that he
come downstairs. This the boy refused to d •>.
Then Mr. Hayman waited, according to his
story, until the boy emerged with an attache
of the place, when ho grasped his son by tho
hand. The attache Interfered, and there was a
struggle. Mr. Hayman declares that his son got
hold of a baseball bat and struck him three
times, one of the blows knocking Mr. Hayman
to the floor. The boy and the man who w;»s
with him then retreated into the osteopathy es
tablishment and locked the door.
Mr. Hayman was helped around the corner to
the office of Dr. William R. Spaulding, where a
scalp wound made by the baseball bat was
sewed up. The police got Into the osteopathy
establishment by threatening to break down tho
door and arrested young Ilnyman. His father
at first declined to make a charge against htm,
but changed his mind under persuasion.
Infernal Machine Explodes on the
Way to Transport.
San Francisco, Feb. "The Post" says that
H. Laughran. an expressman, has been seriously
Injured by a mysterious explosion, and is now
In si hospital In a critical condition. It is al
leged that Langbran was employed to convey a
box belonging to company R of the 2d United
States Infantry to the transport Ml da, mil
that he accidentally dropped the box. the con
tents of which Immediately exploded^
The box is declared to have, been similar to
one which previously had been placed on the
Mt-ad,e in the section of the hold where the fatal
tire occurred, th« origin of which remains a
mystery. Major Devol, chief of the transport
service, said to-day that he had appointed a
commission of officers to investigate.
Leaves New York • ■ H P. M.. arrive* Chicago 5:55
A. M : leaves Chicago 2:45 P. M . arrives New York
h:45 A. M., via Pennsylvania Railroad. t*l2 mils*
rock ballast.— Advu
Coal President Says Miners Must
Strike or Back Down.
Though the scale committee of the anthracite
mine workers has been working on the schedule
of demands for nearly a week at Wilkes-Barre. it
developed yesterday that it still has much to do.
The coal carrying companies have already taken
their stand, as rwniatnTfl in the letter of Presi
dent WilUox of the Delaware and Hudson com
p.iny to President Mitchell of the United Mine
Workers, which has since been accepted as the
oftti -ial statement of the attitude of all the.
Nearly all the thirty-six members of the scale
committee of the anthracite mine workers came
here yesterday, going first to the Ashland House
v nil being taken thence to different hotels by
the three district presidents, under Mitchell's
directions. William Little, of the miners' arbi
tration board, came from Pittsburg- at the re
quest of Mitchell, who also sent for Edward,
.Mi Kay. national organizer. Both represent
the faction of the soft coal miners who stand
by Mitchell and have not joined in the revolt
launched fay President Dolan aj the Pittshurg
district. McKay became 111 from uraemia <>n the
train, and when it reached the Jersey City
terminal had to be taken to St. Francis Hospital,
in Jersey City. At a late how last night he was
in a stupor, and it was said that his condition
was serious
Mitchell appeared to be still a little uneasy
yesterday, and it was said that the Dolan revolt
had interfered with his plans. He was asked
if Little and McKay had been sent for to ar
range for meeting the revolt of Dolan in some
way, but returned an evasive answer.
Several informal conferences took place
yesterday between Mitchell, the district presi
dents and individual members of the scales
committee. In the evening the entire scales
committee went to a hall in M a»e . where they
had their first conference on the schedules of
demands. The conferences will be continued
all day to-day. Mitchell said he could not say
what was done, but that the committee hail
only made a start.
The conference between Mitchell ami the presi
dents <>f the coal carrying companies will begin
at 2 p. in. to-morrow in the ofßce of the Jersey
Central Company, No. 14.". I.l>»rty-st. President
Bacr of the Jersey Central Company was in
town yesterday, and when he Is in New-York.
a conference of the Temple Coal and Iron Com
pany, the mining corporation of the companies,
usually takes place Mr. Baer amid, however,
very positively that there was no conference
yesterday. He said that he would not b** here
to-day, and knew of no conference planned be
fore the one with Mitchell to-morrow, which
will take place In his office.
Vs to th»' stand which will be taken the presi
dent of one of the companies said: "There is no
middle course. The miners win have te strike or
back down. We do not propose te accede to their
demands in any way.
•'I wish the leaders te understand." ha contin
ued, "that the demands will not be met. We
will couch our refusal In courteous tanas
give them every opportunity te back down
gracefully. It Is our sincere hope that there wi:i
be r.o rupture. We art- willing to continue un
der the present arrangements, by which the
miners* are to-day receiving the high water mark
In wages."
Material Accumulates for Alder
men's Street Cleaning Investigation*.
Whea the aldermen's Committee on Oil cat
Cleaning starts its tavesUgaejea of the S
Cleaninc Department on Friday it will have
plenty of material, as charges of graft in ru*
department are accumulating daily
That Commissioner Woodburv*a departmeajl I*
aroused >\;<s shown by the visit t.» all the
a few days ago of one of the high officials, v\h.»
Htplicil Instructional that no Information
siioiii.i be jjiv.-m to anybody.
The large death rate of department horses will
be one of the subjects of investigation. The
charge is made thnt horses have ban bought
which died la the. table! before they h»<l .lone
n day's work. The horses cost the city an aver
age of $2^o each.
All hors.'s purchased are first s.-nt t.> stable
"A." at 17th-st and Avenue C from whti
ore distributed. They are all ho Ighl on trial,
and it is said that many sick banes. t:.u
accepted on orders from the executive nilkeii
of the department The «■« ■ ss t >■ . according hi s
man formerly a clerk In the rtspailmsnl baa
lost fully UOtvMt through payment fot bones
thai were when purchased and died ka the
Another method of grafting has been, it Is
charged, to dispose of bones which, after a
short trial, have been found unsuitable. Tha
price obtain, fee condemned animals was, of
course much leas than WSt9 paid by the city.
The total expenses of the department under i>r
Woodhury have grown— ( in 1901 to
55u971,5:'0 in 1906.
McCurdy* Watched— F order Off to
Europe — Jerome Sees ('level',
Ex-President McCall of the New- York
Life lies at the point oi fleath at the
Laurel House, at Lakewood. N. I. l!«
received the last rites of the chnrcti last
Two sets of detectives arc watching
night and day ex- President McCurdy and
Robert H. McCurdy, his -on. at their
Morristown home, and any attempt to
leave the country, it is said, will be frus
Thomas P. Fowler, chairman of the
Xew-York Life's hotisecleaning commit
tee, will sail for Europe on March i, with
the supposed object of compelling An
drew Hamilton to give an accounting or
to make restitution, on pain of extradi
Samuel T'ntcrmyer has been asked to
ser/e a» cotinsel to Thomas W, Lawson's
purposed Xew-York Life and Mutual
poltcyholders' committee?. It is under
stood that Mr. Untermyer has accepted.
District Attorney Jerorr.e he'd an hour:
and a half conference with Grover Cleve
land, chairman of the Equitable* Ryan
trustees. Mr. Jerome denied that the in*;
surance question had been discussed atf
the conference.
Ex-President of N % F, Life Mvy
Die at Any Moment.
fßy T*l»*raph to IT.» Trlbunw. "\
Lakewood. N. J.. Feb. I.3— John A. McCain,
ex-president of the New-York Life Insurance
Company, ia seriously ill at th* Laurel HouseN
here. His condition la so grave that hia deata
may occur at any moment. Although it 'i ex
pected that he will liv* throuph the night. the>
chances of his recovery are considered extremely
The Rev. Thomas P Ilealy. of Urn fhurch of
St. Mary .if the Lake, which Mr. Mifgl at
tended while i:i Lakew.oi. was hurriedly calied
to his bedside late last night. Mr. McCall re
ceived communion, and later he waa prepared
for his death.
He rallied in the night, but t >ok a turn for th«
worse to-day. All the members of hla family
are now within easy call of his bedside «;eorg»
W. Perkins came here on an evening train. Mrs.
McCall -has been by her husband's bedside con
tinually for the last three days. Those of his
family at the Laurel H>>use are Mr. and Mrs.
John C. McCall. Darwin P. Kingsley. second
vice-president of the >.'«-«••- York Life, and Mri.
Klngsley. who is Mr McCnll's eldest daughter;
Mr and Mrs. Lee M.<a!!. Mr and Mrs Ballard
McCaU ar.d Cliff-. rd McCaA
Dr. John Vander Peel, <■• IM HIItIBIIBII. rirjl Dr.
Charles 1,. LJndley. <>( I^ake-.vood. having been
In constant attendance on Mr. McCaM. will re
main with him to-night. An extra nurse arrived
from {few-Tort Una evening. Mr M.-Call row
has two male nurses and a woman nurse at
tending him. The akyslctans hnve issued no
bulletins of Mr. MeCaiT* condition.
Mr. McOal came here about a month ago
with his wife. At the end of the Mrs! west h!»
condition seemed greatly improved, and ha
was accustomed to take \org walks through,
the woods and across the golf links. His auto
mobile was brought here, and h» and hla wlf»
travelled many miles through the pirf»s.
About a. week before the Fowler report wa»i
made public his son. James C. McCall. casBSS
down and visited his father. Soon after bi»'
arrival Mr. McOall's condition again rook a turn;
for the won and he wns confined as hi?" bed.
The general opinion am is that John C MeCaal
told his father the substance of the findings ot;
the Fowler Committee. It is known that Mr. i
McCall has not seen any newspapers contain
ing th* Fowler report, but that he was told In
a general way of some of the recommendations.,
Mm MaCal hop guarded her husband sedulous
ly against any visitors except the Immediate,
members of the family during- th«» last two
Last Saturday and Sunday Mr. MeCaU'a con
dition Improved, and he wan able to jilt In :
the sun parlor of the Laurel House. He was
carefully wrapped In shawls, and some on»
was in close attendance at all times. He seemed
so much improved that all the family. wi:h th*
rxception of Mrs M Caw returned to thei? ;
homes on Monday morning. That night he bt»
cam« seriously ill. and he has b« % en hovering
between lif« and death ever since.
Mora than a month ago. It was announced that
Mr. McCall was suffering from congestion e4 the
liver and lung». He was then at Ms city home.
West T2d-st. Dr. John Vander Peel, the family
physician, consulted with Di Edward G. Jan*
way, and the patient's lungs were found to b*
affected Mr. McCall was then hurried to this
place genre ha has been here Mr. McCall has
lobl nearly fifty pound*, Mad nvassalc poisoning i
has set in. His usually florid complexion has
become yellow. It is also believed that his mind
has weakened considerably In the last few days.
Jerome and Mayer Hold Strings —
Iloiuecleaner to Sail Instead.
Ex-President McCurdy. of the Mutual Life,
and Robert H. McCurdy. hi.-* awn, Th* Tiibur*
learned last night, are being shadowed night
and day by two seta of dK*ettves\ one set, it
is naiii. representing Mutual I.tfe interests •« i 9i 9
renestad that any attempt sa the part of father
or son to leave, this country ■wilt be frustrated
The Mc'urdys. who are al th*tr Masvtstasjaai
h-'iMe. had arranged la sail for Paris March 1.
It will be recalled thai th.« Mutual Life has
deferred to Joseph H. Choate the Tru*»».l:i!e
committee's re;*onimendatton that The SOBBpOBiy
brtn^ suits against certain officers and ex-oflVer*
to recover certain moneys.
It is know i!, likewise, that both District At
torney Jerome and Attorney General Mayer are
watching th« affairs of the Mutual Life and tha
Ni -w-York Life closely, and that interesting d&~
velopments are looked for at any time.
i >v th« day that the McCurdvs had planned tJ
sail, however, Thomas P. Fowler. chairman of
N Y. *; Ra Special." 2:10 F. A]., rn ;l A Woof.
Indian Ltd.." 9.5 A. M. Unexcelled **rvtc«. via
Pvnn. & Atlantic Cow; Line. i.iii BT«ay. M *««

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