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" Hundreds Honor Dead Chief Eulo
gized by Priest at Funeral.
An impressive tribute was paid yesterday to the
I -' firemen of the city by Father John J. Kcan. offl
i?, dating at the funeral of Fire Commissioner Hugh
>■ Bonner in the Church of taw Holy Name of Jesus.
i Amsterdam avenue, and 96th street. Although Father
X'>. :. mentioned the fact that it is unusual to
"eulogize the dead in the Roman Catholic Church.
I he referred to the life of the fireman and the sol
■',. dier in drawing a parallel of vocations attended
*■ •witli constant danger.
In . Tiding the tribute Father Kean referred to
the firemen who had been killed in action, and
then cpoke of Hugh Bonner's career from the time
he entered the Fire Department and later took
charge of the Manila fire fighters till his return to
assume the charge of the New York department.
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Then Father Kean declared that Bonner was a
credit la ■■• firemen, to this city, to the nation
and to GoQ.
The church w^s m crowded that lines at police
had to be formed around the street, where hun
dreds had gathered to take part in the service?.
A similar crowd lined the streets as the cortege
left the Bonner home, at No. OS West End avenue.
At 9:30 o'clock three battalions of firemen formed
et the headquarters of Engine Company SS. in &3d
tt»eet, near Columbus avenue, from where members
cf the mounted police, beaded by Inspectors Thomp
son and Walsh, led the honorary escort. The po
lice band followed the Breaaen. and twelve com
panies of firemen headed by Chief Croker were di
rectly in back of the line. A battalion of Brooklyn
firemen and two other battalions ware led by Dep
uty Chief Thomas Laßy and Deputy Chiefs Duane
and Binns, who had both worked under Bonner.
As the coffin was being carried from the Commis
sioner's home the police band played "Nearer, My
God. to Thte." Many civic and veteran associa
tions followed the cortege m car as ZM street and
Broadway, where the procession disbanded. As
sisting Father X' an in ctlebrating the requiem
mass were Father ...... as deacon and Father
feaanfti as subdeacon. Father Rafter was assist
ed ay Father Si Elmo Smith as master of cere
monies. The pallbearers and the members of the
Bonn*: family, including a son who had come
*rom ldalio. followel the body to Calvary ceme
Weatcheater Democrats Don't Want
ih Mr. Thomas as Delegate.
WA fight is brewing among the Democrats of
\VestcheEter County oxer the supposed ambition of
Augustus Thomas, the playwright, who lives in
Mew Rochelle. to represent the party at the na
tional convention in Denver. It is .vaid that Mr.
Thomas would like to - . as a delegate so that he
can make the jspeecil nominating his friend, Will
jam J. Bryan. Mr. Thomas took a leading part la
the campaign in New Roclitlle last fall, where the
local Democrats elected a Mayor and city admin
istration for the first '.' ■• ill ninr years. He also
made the speech nominating William Popham
Platt, who ran far ahead of hhl party and was
elected county judge.
Mr. Thomas's fritiids Fay that there is no doubt
that these Democratic victories were due largely to
his eloquence and leadership, and if he desires to
pa to Denver as a delegate it would not be asking
t«o much. On the other hand, many Democrat?.
While aurcJ:.i^ .'-r. Thomas, are opposed to him for
the reason that they regard the nomination of
Bryan as absolutely suicidal to the party. In this
latter class are about four-filths of the leaders
mho wil! control the Assembly district conven
tions ill" will name the delegate. It is said that
ii M; Thomas's own district a combination has
been formed which will control the convention
against any candidate who favors Bryan.
The primaries are to be held on March 31. when
the matter will l>e fought out. The opponents at
the playwright are «-»ven opposed to having him go
as a c>legaie to the stab convention, as they say
Thai he njigiit sway the convention with his elo
quence into an indors-ement of Bryan.
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Special days will be arranged for various organ-*
lzatioi:s ' and classes from the high schools,
colleges and universities and private schools of
the city to insptct the c-xiaibtu A series of lectures
Is also being arranged for the evenings of this
•week and next. Arrangements Ear private in
spections may be mud? through the oemmittee on
congestion of population. Room €-3, Xo. ICS East
M street.
j^^For Griddle Cakes
f of all Makes
( Karo
It's the crowning joy that makes a feast of
a flapjack. It spur? the lazy appetite; it
surprises by its exquisite flavor. Fine
for baking best for any use from
griddle cakes to candy. j
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Xorth Pelham Again Chooses Village
Blacksmith for President.
James Rellly was re-elected village president in
North Pelham yesterday by an increased major
ity, lie had been elected twice on an independent
ticket, defeating both the Republican and Demo
cratic candidates, but this time he headed the
Republican ticket and swept his colleagues into
office in spite of the fact that the village is heav
ily Democratic. The vote was the largest ever
cast. Reilly's majority over Davyi B. Algie was
eighty-six. Those elected with him were: William
Edinger, treasurer; Robert Scott, collector; David
Lyon, trustee. Reilly is the village blacksmith.
In Pelham the Republicans elected their ticket
as follows: President, T. 1-. Jacques; treasurer,
Arthur L. Buckhout; collector. Klbert H. Kings
land; trustee. Henry F. Tidemann.
The Republicans of Pelham Manor ejected with-
out opposition this ticket: Charles EL Pond, presi
dent; Alfred H. Hammett, treasurer; I^ar.gdon
Pope I . collector; W. P. Brown, trustee.
Tuckahoe went Democratic, William Rubly being
elected president for the third time; Otto Helmecke,
treasurer; John McGuire, eoUeetar; John Mona
ghan, trustee .
Bronxv 4 Republicans elected W. P. H. Bacon
president. W. H. Atkinson, treasurer; U. M.
Hoc;" 1 , collector; Pressley Bisland. Jacob Steuhl,
Warren J. Hoysradt and E. "W. Dusenberry. trus
After one of the liveliest elections ever held in
the vJßase 0* Mount Kisco. Isaac W. Turner, the
Citizens' candidate, was elected village president
by 84 majority. The old board of trustees was
re-elected. Townsend Matbews ran on an hide*
pendent ticket against Mr. Turner, who was op
posed by persons against the proposition of hav
ing the city of New York co operate with the
Mount Kisco authorities in arranging for a sew
age disposal plant.
Friends Urging Him to Remain Member of
National Republican Committee.
The a!i-.:o-jncem« nt thai v U Ward, National
Republican Commttteeman, would probably retire
at the e::d of his j resent term, has caused some of
bis political friends throughout the state to urge
him to leave the mwstian open until the national
convention meets i:; Chicago. Mr. Ward could not
\r si . :i yesterday in regard to the report, as he. is
confined to his bed at his home in Pert Chester
with the grip. A close friend said that he doubted
if Mr. Ward had reached any definite decision in
[to tl • affair, as it i.- not yet time for the
I"«si;ion to be offered to any one.
"Mr. Ward is in the happy position of being
above faction." be said, "and !.•> <■> upiea a strong
d in the confidence of business men. if It
were urged upon him by his Republi an friends in
the state that he was the most available man to
lo.'k after the interests of the party in the ap
proachmg Presidential election, I do not see bow
he could very well refuse his services, which proved
so valuable in the Roosevelt campaign."
Denver, March 17.— Active political work on be
half of candidates before the Democratic National
Convention has already begun in this city. Head
quarters have bout rented at the leading hotels and
political workers are on the ground looking after
the interests of the men they represent.
The campaign seems to have opened about two
months earlier than usual. There an- now half a
do* candidates represented in Denver by political
workers with headquarters here who are busy in
terviewing all who arrive from the various states
to secure headquarters for their delegations in July.
Friends of W. J. Bryan, of Nebraska; George C
Gray, of Delaware, Stuyvesant Ciianler, of New
York, and Governor John A. Johnson of Minnesota
state positively that their names will go before the
convention as nominees. A number of other candi
dates are mentioned, but ncne appears to have de
veloped strength enough to make bis intentions
of Interest to those who are really m the race.
As the convention is being held in this state, and
more than $100,000 is to be spent in the entertain
ment of the delegates from oilier states. th« Colo
rado delegation will probably go into the conven
tion uninstructed.
Preliminary steps were taken \n this city yester
day to form a New York branch uf a metal trades
.ient of the American Federation of Labor,
in coiifoi mity with a resolution passed at a na
tional convention of the unions in the metal trades.
A second convention will be held in a few days to
elect officers. The constitution provide! that no
local union can 6irik<~ or sanction a strike with
out the approval of the departnu nt.
"Nothing Too Big to Tackle on a
Dai/ Like This" Says He,
Acting Mayor ."Little Tim Sullivan was "on. the
job"' again yesterday behind Mayor McClellan's
desk, in the City Hal, ready and willing to deal
with any problem that came along. None of. the
big problems had the temerity to present them
selves, or they might have been solved before they
knew it.
"Nothing is too big to tackle on a day like this."
■aid Mayor Sullivan, looking at a small green flag
surmounting the Mayor's desk.
Irishmen of all ages and conditions— some of them
in a slightly suggestive condition— made Hieir way
to the City Hall yesterday to shake hands with
the Irish Mayor. One young caller, who blinked
rapidly and held tightly to the back of a chair,
reached out his hand and said:
"God bless yez. Tlnimy This is the day I've
long bin waitin' fur— to see yez sittin". right there In
the Mayor's chair. 1" . .
"Say, Tommy," said the 'chief magistrate of th«
city, locking hard at his caller and refusing the
proffered hand, "do you know what will happen
to you If you take anotner drink to-day? I'll take
you to the front steps. of the City Hall and kick
you clear across to the poslofh'ce.-. I told your
mother you had quit drinking, and here you are. at
10 o'clock in the morning, all lit up. Chase your
self, now. I don't want any speeches from you.
The internal revenue people will raise money
enough without your drinking ail the Irish whiskey
below Uth street."
"Ain't be great— ain't he on the job!" exclaimed
'Tommy' excitedly as he reached the outer cor
ridor, joyful even over threatened chastisement.
'Asked what he would do if he had a chance 'Tim'
"If I were Mayor I would go to William G. bvb-
Adoo, the Jersey tunnel builder, and say to him:
•Mr. McAdoo. the « ity of New York has got a
transportation problem on its hands that would
strain Ajax to carry. I want you to lake a fall out
of that problem. Name your own price.' Any
salary ho might name would bo cheap. Under hi?
control the transportation problem in New York
would melt like snow in the sun. McAdoo has hit
New York an awful blow in ■ way. He has opened
up a territory across the North River that has
hardly been touched. Unless we get into action In
a hurry the McAdoo tunnels and the Pennsylvania
Railroad tunnels are going to drain us until we
feel It."
P. S. C. Hears of Attempt to Get
Property (haters to Refuse Consent
Henry Krugman. wiio has been active in getting
the consents of property owners to the building of a
Station on the elevated line at Columbus avenue
and 99th street, reported yesterday at a hearing
before Commissioner Eustis. of thu Public Service
Commission, thai aa attempt was being made to
get the property owners to refuse such consents.
'"I don't say that this young man represented
the railroad company." said Mr. Krugman, "for I
don't know anything about it. He said he repre
sented a Park Row law firm, and toid the property
owners there would be money in it for them if they
would withhold their consents. 1 understand that
onu n;an received an offer of J3.CM) to withdraw a
consent already given."
Commissioner Eustis said he would have a sub
poena served on the young man making the offers.
"I think," he added, "it will be found he repre
sents some assessment lawyers who are looking
for contingent fees on any damages they might
get." . '-
E. P. Bryan, president of the Interborough Rapid
Transit Company, said he had not instigated such
an action and knew nothing about it. He said
the station in question would cost $150,000. that the
receipts of the company were steadily decreasing
and that the present financial conditions might last
for some time.
Mr. Krugman said he had obtained the. consents
of owners of 175 feet of the 300 feet of property
that would be involved in the construction of the
BlackwelTs Island Structure Ulll
Connect Two Boroughs.
The BlackweH's Island Bridge, from anchorage
to anchorage, will be connected to-day about 2
o'clock or sooner. This does not mean that the
bridge, even as It stands to-day, is completed. It
will mean only that the main structure will be
connected. City officials will be, there, and Mayor
McdeUan is expected to be the first man to cross
to the Qutens end. The Manhattan connection was
made about a week ago. The Queens connection,
which is thu final link, will be the feature of
A great steel beam, or chord, as the engineers
ca!l it. SO feet long. 2 feet wide and 4 feet deep,
weighing nearly twenty tons, will be swung into
place by a derrick on a traveller, by fifty men.
There is a little difference in measurement of about
three-quarters of an inch, but this will be easily
ii- rcome, and when the great beam is in place
the Mayor and the rest of the spectators will
w;;lk across. On the beam Is a boardwalk, with
a railing three feet high, boarded in so that none
of those crossing may slip between the rails.
It was said yesterday at the Department of
Bridges that the structure would uot be completed
until about January 1, 19(0. The contract called
for completion of the work of the steel company
in May. 190t>. but there have been strikes and other
troubles which have gained extensions of time.
Controller Met* said yesterday that the same tolls
for automobiles and for general traftic would be
charged on this bridge as on the other structures,
as he understood it, bat BS the opening was still
a rather long way off this, fact was not included
in the programme of information furnished to the
visitors who m re Invited to be present to-day.
Senate Urged to Pass Allied Real
Estate Interests' Bill.
A letter was sent yesterday to the chairman of
the Cities Committee of the Senate relative to the
Allied Real Estate Interests' bill amending the
rapid transit act by "William Williams, former
Commissioner of Immigration at the Port of New
York, a lawyer, of No. 55 Wall street, who. in re
ferring t.i the i •"• •nt formation of a transit com
mittee by representative New Yorkers, of which the
writer is chairman, says:
This committee has no other object in view
than to assist in bringing about such conditions
as will result in the immediate- construction of
further subways. Its members realize <1> that
there is urgent demand for more. and (2) that
none are being built. This may or may not be
due to the fact that as the law now stands sub
ways can be constructed only by the city. We
believe thai this restriction is at least one of the
chief reasons, if not the chief, why additional
subways are not now being built; but. whether
this be so or not. we perceive no valid reason
why the law should be so framed as deliberately
to prevent their construction through private en
terprise while the city omits to engage in this
work. Yon have before you a bill which, while
in no way interfering with the right of the city
to build its own subways If it be so advised, will
enable the Public Service Commission to ask for
bids in the alternative.
Long before any new subways can be complet
ed the Deed therefor will be far greater than it i.-*
to-day, so that no time should Be lost in begin
ning "their construction. •We believe that before
this can occur such a bill as is now before you
must be paused, and we therefore respectfully
urge that you give this bill your favorable con
"William It. ilk-ox v.ill address ■ meeting in
favor of the Travis-Robinson bill to be held under
the auspices of lh* Allied Real Kstate Interests at
the Vesey Street Real Estate Salesroom on Thurs
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 17 Ju.i^- Gantt, of
tax Buprenn "nun. in ■■ opinion to-day upheld
. :<titutionaiity <>r the Missouri local option
leffersota Oity. Mo. March 17.— The Supreme
Court decided to-day that city ordinance? prohibit
lag persons from lounging oi loafing on olivet
cotatis ate unconstitutional
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Penitentiari/ Sentence Expires at
Midnight — Mb on- Saturday.
T!i<^ leave taking of Abraham H. Hummel from
the Blackwell s Island penitentiary to-night will be
carried out with as much secrecy as his admission
to the institution a year ago, when he began his
sentence after a conviction on the charge of subor
nation of perjury in the Dodge-Morse divorce
case. At midnight the former lawyer's prison term
ends, and be will be privileged to leave BlaekwelTs
Island either on the boat departing for East 521
street or that for East 26th street, but Commission
er Coggey, of the Department of Correction has
given orders that no private boat will be allowed to
dock at the island and take on a passenger.
While the prisoner has be^n confined to the
hospital ward for .some months he lias been plan
ning his future and according to Deputy War
den Murtagh he will find plenty of diversion in the
city until Saturday, when he will sail for Europe
in an endeavor to forget the year spent behind the
prison walls.
Hummel would not discuss his plans yesterday
when he was making final preparations for his
departure after he had received word that the 5500
fin- which was imposed in addition to the prison
term would be paid promptly. No* clothes have
been made for 'he prisoner, and. with the exception
of a slight nervousness, due to heart trouble, from
which he suffers, be will appear in the same condi
tion as when he left Broadway.
According to the official announcement at the
penitentiary. Hummel is to leave the island to-mor
row morning at 7 :30 o'clock, but it was said posi
tively that he would ask to be allowed to go on the
last boat to-night, which leaves the island wharf at
one minute after midnight.
Although the penitentiary authorities assert that
they have allowed no special favors to Hummel,
it was said by others in the employ of the Correc
tion Department that Hummel has had a rather
easy time in the institution. His condition was re
ported several times as being so bad that he was
forced to stop work in the bakeshop, but this, it was
declared, was done so he could be Sent to the hos
pital, where there is no work and where a prisoner
receives the same privileges accorded a patient in
a city hospital.
It was stated definitely yesterday by a close
friend of Humm<-1 that he would make an ef
fort to gain a pardon after his release, and that
he might ask for reinstatement to the bar. Similar
efforts were made by Robert Ammon, the lawyer
who was sent to Sing Sing for his connection with
the Miller syndicate. As In that Instance, friends
of Hummel expect that District Attorney Jerome
will oppose an application for a pardon.
The prison workshops were deserted yesterday, as
the men had a half holiday to celebrate St. Patrick's
Day. Songs and speeches enlivened the supper
hour before the prisoners were taken to their cells
for the night. Hummel did not take part in
the entertainment, as he said he feared any undue
excitement might bring on more acute heart trou
ble. He also dec-lined to see callers. |
Judge Green Denounces Witness and
Sends Case to Jerome.
Following Justice Guy's announcement of the
great amount of perjury in divorce cases a few days
ago, Judge Joseph I. Green, in the City Court, de
clared yesterday that in almost every ease tiled in
the civil and criminal courts of this city perjury is
committed daily.
"People seem to have lost their reaped for the
sanctity of an oath," be declared, "and consider th"
solemn vow to tell the truth but a panoply for the
more effective detail of matter /or the side they
wish to succeed."
The judges statement was prompted by a suit
for alterations in a lower East Side building. Judge
Green decided that the suit could not be adjudicated
without a physical examination, which he mail*'
witli all thosti concerned. The evidence submitted
caused Judge Gfeea 10 decide to put the case before
the District Attorney and to add a long memoran
dum to his opinion.
"The Court feels." he said, •that tho time his ar
rived in which something radical must. be done to
stem the torrent of perjury wMd) la ♦■ngultir.g the
ffferfs lo adminis'er justice in the courts of our
He said that fals^ swearing: or perjury is commit
ted in nearly every cape in the courts. No one rac»
or creed was tirsl in this dishonor, be said, for all
shared it equally.
•In the cas-- at bar." be continued. "I have
awarded a money judgment to the plaintiff because
the Court fscls that, as a matter of l.tw. it was
compelled to do so, hot 1 cannot suaaclsntly express
my condemnation of the conduct of both plaintiff
and defendant in giving the false testimony they
ilit.. This Court desires to make clear its position
in this matter, and so far as it lies in its power it
will do its utmost to stamp out perjury in the fut
ure. The exhibits in thia case will !«■ impounded
by the clerk of the court, and the testimony will i>.«
transcribed and transmitted to the District Attor
ney for such action as he may tliink the circum
>\ arrant. "
Against the protest of certain elders the name of
the old Westminster Prrsbyterian Church, in West
2.V. street, was stricken from the roll of the New
York Presbytery yesterday afternoon. Differences
over financial affairs four years ago disrupted the
congregation, and worry hastened the .bath of the
pastor, the Rev. Dr. John Lloyd I,ee. Three weeks
ago the church was closed. The church property is
valued at $300,000.
The dissolution of tilt* congregation removes from
office the Rev. Dr. Italian G. Mendenhall, who suc
ceeded Dr. I- 1"'1 "' as pastor*, and .the elders and trus
tees of the church. Six organisations attached to
tin church and its Sunday school have been dis
solved and their funds ordered turned ovrr to the
trustees of the. Presbytery.
Th- church «iii be opened for service .-li Bun
day under the susptees it the Church Extension
Society. Dr. Men-1. iihall, it i- expected, win
preach. A new MOM tn.*y be given to the church
and its work continued at a mission.
Magistrate Reluctant to Tell Who
Freed Whiston Girl.
Frank Garvan. Assistant District Attorney, was
detained at his home yesterday owing to illness,
but it was the general impression around the
Criminal Courts Building that Raymond Httch
co<k would still have to face trial on the five
other indictments outstanding. Mr. Garvan said
on Monday at the dismissal of the one indict
mmt against Hitchcock, after the admission of
the Whiston girl that she had lied when before
the grand jury, that this fact would not have
any effect on the other indictments. Hitchcock
is still under $7,500 bail, the same amount as bj
has been under sine** his arrest. "What is it all
about?" is the question tiiat is being asked by
every one interested, and Intimations were made
yesterday that the case might have mor.: startling
developments in a short time than the orieinal ar
The Whiston girl was bailed out early yester
day morning. Magistrate Barlow signed the
papers for the girl's release, but when an attempt
was made to see the bond it was found that it
was not on file. No one seemed to know anything
about it, and to a question as to who signed the
bail bond Magistrate Barlow answered: "1 have
not the least idea who signed the bond, and I do
not care."
Later developments proved that the magistrate
had been mistaken when he made that statement.
After he had declined to tell who had signed the
bond the District Attorney's office was appealed
to, and Mr. Miner labored with the magistrate
for fifteen minutes before Magistrate Barlow
would give the desired information. Then it was
found that W. 11. Stuchburry. of No. 15! East
150 th street, was the signer. Stuchberry said
that he did not know any of the. parties con
cerned in the case, but that he had gone on the
bond at the request of ex-Judge Whitman, who
has been engaged as counsel for the Whiston girl.
At the Tombs it was said that a lawyer named
Cohen had apDeared there with the papers for the
girl's release signed by Magistrate Barlow, and
on the margin of the release was written "O. T.
Box 24." For a time no one knew what this
meant, but Magistrate Barlow grew generous
again and said that the criptogram meant Grand
Tier. Box 24, Metropolitan Opera House. The
magistrate attended the opera on Monday night
and had placed that on the paper so that he
might be found. He was.
The Whiston girl will appear this afternoon at
2 o'clock in the Tombs court to answer the
charge of perjury, and will b<» represented by ex-
Judge Whitman. John M. Graf, the stepfather
of the girl, and his wife were brought to the
grand jury room yesterday morning on a sub
poena and were subpoenaed again for to-morrow,
owing to Mr. Garvan's illness.
When the subpiena was handed to Mrs. Graf
she asked: "Where is the money that goea with
this. We are short and need the change." "You
will get it later, " said Detective Lieutenant Peter
Beery, and they had no alternative bat to leave
without the "change."
"^inarchist" Sa>/s Court Is Going To
Be Bl<mn Shi/ High Prettij Soon.
c,.unty Judge Fawcett, of Brooklyn, received ;*
loiter yesterday mcrning which has given him
quite as much cause to be pruud of the importance
of his hign position as did the Black Hand letter
received by Judge Dike several days ago. The
writer of Judge Dike's letsM threatened to blow
up the County Court House, with him in it. Th«:
jii'iK^ promptly advised the court reporters to move
their desks •vet into City Hall Park. He said
nothing about moving himself.
The letter t<> Judse Fawcett is address d to
'•County Judg" Fawcett, County Court. Brooklyn, '
and underneath are the words, "would-be Presi
dent." The note says: •"You wiil r«^ killed by on
of our men who has been selected and is on the
lookout for you."
It is signed. "Anarchist Society, No. ■ West
29th street, New York City."
Witness Says He Told Him to Give
"Thoughtful . i ushers."
C. H. Graham, engineer in chars* of th» bureau
of sewers in The Bronx, testified before J. P.
Mitchel. Cominissione. of Accounts, yesterday, that
Borough PresMvnt Ha.ff.en. whose office is belns
investigated, had told ■*■ to give rthoughtful
Commissioner Mitchel was inquiring about the
prevalence of allowing overtime on contracts when
he suddenly switched.
"What did the Borough President say to you at
th. Saturday afternoon conference in ht.s office last
week ■•" he asked.
"I wasn't there Whoa the others were there?"
replied Mr. Graham. "The president and his sec
retary were alone."
•'What did he say or do when you came In?"
"1 think he did say something about my appear
ing before you here aaj Monday."
"What else did he say'"
•'1 think he told me to be thoughtful and careful
of my answers."
Under a rapid in.- of questioning Mr. Graham ad
mitted that in lan conversations with President
iiatiYn lie lad gained the impression that he should
"assume the attitude generally assumed upon the
witness stand— be noncomirlttal "
Mr. Graham was asked if there was any clause
in contracts which would allow him la give allow
ances for strikes and obstructions in ilm streets
to contractors. "Perhapj not." replied th« .■nßi
ne*r. "but I think thei.> Ii .1 consideration in
Th» witness admitted that if he were the engi
neer on a private job ha would not allow things*
that were tolerated in th* aanan bureau. For
instance, he testified that he would not k»«»v> some
inspectors whom he di<_ not seem to be able to get
nd of.
Continued from first pas?
of the appointment of th» receivers, and I agree
that th«» order appointing the receivers was
properly vacated. It is not the province of the
court to advise the directors of a. bank with re
spect to their powers or duties."
Justice Laughlin said he thought the court
should refrain from expressing any opinion on
these questions: "Whether, on the re-delivery vt
the assets to the bank's directors, the busine*»
should be resumed; or, if unable to resume. if
money may lawfully or should be raised in the
manner proposed; or whether the bank should
go into voluntary liquidation, as provided by
That the decision was handed down o
day. and not on Friday, as is customary, was
ai" to the fact that the court aasWelpjai I '
sible haste, out of consideration for the bank's
Assembly Passes Palmer Bill Giving the
Attorney General $80,000.
(By Telegraph to Tie Tnbua« 1
Albany, March 17. — The Palmer bill specially ap
propriating $80,000 for the Attorney General's of
fice. Including $20,000 for expenses of the Hears:
McClellan quo warrant© action, was passed by the
Assembly to-day, accompanied by a scorching criti
cism of Mr. Jackson by Mr. ilerritt. majority
leader. Even Mr. Palmer, minority leader, who
introduced the bill, did not talk on the merits of
the proposition or defend the Democratic official,
contenting himself by explaining that he. as Demo
cratic leader, presented a bill for a Democratic
head of a department. Mr. Merritt declared:
Our Ways and Means Commute© did not report
this bill from any admiration of the Attorney Gen
eral or in approval of his conduct of his office,
but because we believed in the line of duty of hH
office he contracted certain expend justly charse
able to the state. He must answer to the people
for th« way h<-> has run his office; I don t belie v«
there is anybody on this floor willing to take th»
responsibility for it. .
It was in the discretion of th« Attorney General
to make Hearst a. defendant in th.- action and
force him to give a bond for th* expenses. H- 1
chose not to d-> so. I think h-- erred and misused
his discretion, but as an elected oißcer he exercised
his right, and the state must pay the JSill. I trust
we never again shall have in office a asaa who in
so many instances strains his judgment and incurs
great expenses in actions against th« advice o
m any eminent lawyers in his own party.

Former Banker Prepared to Fight Bank
ruptcy Proceedings.
Eugene P. Carver, attorney for Charles W.
Morse, announced las: night that he would file to
day in the United States District Court a de
murrer in opposition to the involuntary bankruprcy
petition. Two points are raised by Mr. Carver in
his demurrer, in which he- holds that the petition
in bankruptcy hi defective and should be dis
It is set forth by Mr. Carver that Charles A.
Hanna. as receiver of the National Bank of Nortb
America, one of the petitioners, is not by law au
thorized, as such receiver, to join in a petition "
have Mr. Morse adjudicated an Involuntary bank
rupt without being specideally authorized to do so.
As for Frank C. Pringle and Edward D. Shot-well,
the other two petitioners, the demurrer says: "Tljsa'
are shown on the face of the petition not to fee
creditors at all of Charles W. Morse."
It also holds that the Smith judgment acaizst iiaa
is defective.
Comparative Statement Shows little Varia
tion in. Number. However.
A comparative statement of accident* on the
railroad lines within the jurisdiction of the Public
Service Commission for the Ist District in Decen
bar. January and February shows Ml variation
in the number but a steady decrease in the severity
of such accident*.
The total number of accidents ror February was
3.951. as compared with 3.9:21 and 2.993 for Jaau
ary and December, respectively. Th" number oi
persons injured la February was -.157. as com
pared with 2,300 and 1.037 in January and Decem
ber, respectively. The serious injuries, however.
were only 13?. as compared witli ISS in January
and 200 in December. Those dying from »uca in
juries were only -'•'• in February, whereas there
were 44 deaths 111 January and il in December.
The answers of the constituent companies of tii*
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company and the Coney
Island & Brooklyn Railroad Company to the con
plaints against a 10 cent fare to Coney Island were
referred yesterday by the Public Service Commis
sion to Commissioner McCarrolL.
Commissioner Kustis. on * suggestion tiaat the
subway be extended from West Farm.-* out Morris
avenue to Pelham Bay Parkway, has reported that
such an extension would open up a new territory-
The papers in the case were ordered on file, to &•
considered In connection with future subway routes.
The- wife of Dr. Clarence M. Baker, of No- » l
Morton street, reported to the police of the Charl**
street station last night that she had r^en robbed
of a jewel box containing: jewelry valued at $**'
The jewels, she said, were on her dresser when
two negroes, John Henry and John Moore, of No.
21 Cornelia street, went to her home to do aoto*
housecleaningr. She did not miss the jewels until
after th. had gone. The men were Arrested.
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