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SUGAR FRAUDTRIAL SCALES IS COIKT. Witness Shore 8 Hotc Springs lit at Government. In the . ■ •..;..•... of the trial yesterday of the six former employes of the American bu»riir Refining Company In the United Slat. > circuit Court on a charge of con spiracy to «i. fraud the irovemment of Import duties, the prosecution, by means of witnesses, showed that ...„ ,; , *; one time a!mo.-t t!iai>jHnrkt:!i- In th* case had filsappcatrd. In connection with this. Richard I»arr. acting Deputy Collector, who. a« a *peclal employe . r the Treasury I>epartmpnt, discovered the fraud* on the Havemeyer & Elder dock, t>ald after th« court adjourned > es>trrday.: "We were cble to get the records of *elKhls by the government « etcher* and checkers and* the city weighers' checkers, but not by the city «elgbera. The employe* of th- latter have disap peared, and tb«- book* of the- same j>ersons •« could not find. But we cat the return* thej* made to the aellcra. which made the record* on the city dock* complete. This meant a «*»urlnc around by agent* of the government that covered a food deal of territory." The hearing yesterday wrnt over the wuole case, from the weighing of the sugar, the sweeping of the scales report* to th« cashier. Jame* F. Bendernagel. who I* on« of the. defendant*, to the handling of the ' records by the Wall street office of th« t-u^ar company, and the stanchion exhibits *ho«ir« where the unel spring uaed to Influence the m eight adversely to the gov ernment was cj»erated. and a sketch of a scale. WALL STREET BROUGHT IN William 11. Teare. now employed In the •Lf ur dock office, and who was there when Oliver Bpttser. a defendant, was «ap<Tln tciident. was examined. 11* told of tend ing Mi records to Wall street, and was Interrogated sharply by Henry X Coch rane, counael for the former checkers and ot counsel for the aucar com]»any in the trt<*l last spring, who aaked so suddenly that the witness started: • Yon were told of tills only 7" "Yes." came the answer, as quickly a* the question, and th«-re was no more men tion of Wall street until the government called the cashier of Hie company there, a cltrk. and the head of the office at No. 11l Wall street. Teare eatd that lie vertfled the reports of the checkers with hi* initial, and Winfred T. I>enUon. of counsel for the government, ithowed comparative entries ■with devu^.ione against the government of ».«•» pounds in one instance and of 19.000 in ■i.er. W. Udward Poster, cashier at the Wall street ofli.e. identified Bcndernagel'e Ini tials on the returns of city weighers sent to Mar.haithn. He said that the bills were rmld on verification at the refinery. end that this verification almost Invariably came from Mr. Bcjidernagel. Foster iden tified flits of invoices, and «if proceeding, when Mr. Cothrane. C M. Beattle. counsel for H«-ndernagel. and Clarence L«(ow. of counsel for Spitzer. made united olijet'.lons. Judge Martin turned sharply «nd raid to Mr. Dcnifon: "In vlt-w of the • objection* the court will permit you to ask leading questions at Its discretion ** APOLOGETIC OBJECTIONS. Counsel for the defence looked crestfall •D Subsequent object wvre made apologetically. Mr. Lexow said 'nice. "I most deferentially object." which can!- I laughter. Mr. Lrxom, In cross-examlr.lnn: Foster, asked him whether it was not a fact that l.i* knowledge of the system of conducting the company's buslm-ss was confined ex clusively to Manhattan, which brought an affirmative anncwer; and Mr. Ileattie got hin\ to Kay that b* knew that B^nd«-rnacel had nothing to do with the weighing of the .iirgoen. and that Bi'ndcmagers reports to the 1.-..1 offl<v were baaed on the re port* lit- got from the w.igiiera and check er*. At this time Mr. Lcxow aald that hi mlgt.t move to strike out .ill evidence re lating to Wall Street, but the court's rullu* againet the porsiMltty of the motion ch»t.*ed it. Mr I unison explained that the evldeno was confined I' the operations of Bendernacel and Hrtitzr. and that it was all co far a port of a web ing woven to prove the goverr.nn-nt case. •"There have been three days conaunted in this preparation." Mr. Lexow said, "an.l ty the time the government has connected we will ha\e forgotten n^atiy of the things ■*• should have had excluded." "Well." said Judge Martin, "you have r.,»n near you who -.;; rt fresh your mem ory." TIGHT aoaimr' ItECORDS. nook* by the -. '.t., documents in ertea* »■'•:.'■:• - H nd a«-if masters 1 returns n&ured "• the (■•«■ yesurday. and the admission of any and *ach of then* as cvldenw was bit terly fouclit. UUnktt u tijectl(ms w«re tuk>n by the court to save time, »nd whe«j the prosecution tned to get the compara tive tables in. and envelope bo*. fuil of the pink tmok records of welK"t». Judge Martin j... t,...i.*.u hi* decision ■ vllll .j the mat ter could •♦ fci u«"l before him at « o'clock, when the Jury would be dlantlaaed. The M»rn« couree was pursued when Thotnes I, Hyatt waa aeked M to a con **r»>totlon with nicer when Hyatt aent to the sug«r eamtmxtfm docki m ■ govern m«nt welk-h«r in Ml Hyatt was a cus tom* weigher, in < hare* of the Brooklyn district, when I'arr made the discovery of the *t«el spring, ami it- In charge of a di vision now. Hyatt was called In at the time, and told of It on Hie uitm-p? stand. Jie also tdemifled the spring, which was or. exhibit yesterday, and when pleceb «jf the •a»e*. Knowing the hole In which th« spring wan uaeii. were ehown to film he idcntiSt-d them also. Last spring Hyatt «n« permitted to toll about the conversation with Spltxer. it was that the latter had said rent paid by the government for quarters for its em p!cye« on the dorks. IIS a month, was a custttn* 1 perquisite of weighers. Il«ror* Hyatt was called a scale builder. Conrad Holler, told of *:aklng out one of the •tan. Moo* on exhibition. Herman Groin, a carpenter employed by th« sugar com pany on the docks, identlflad pieces of the ktanchioti that he bad cut out. and two employes of the company in Wall Street- Otto Srhraelter. a clerk, and Dexter M Sueeney. the ..ffl<-«- li. 'ad— told of th« bill paying routine. HOW SPRING WAS i ski» Hyatt had made a sketch Oi the scale, and tho«ed on tliik how the steel «prln>; «v u»ed. Judge Marui. left the tench to •«■• tit*- exhibition. The jui«m> craned tlielr lierkr to dee. and nil the coun*ej excepting Coi-hraite were interested. The accused nil IMikl not the least iittentlon to It. Mr Hyatt was put through a searching crokat-examlnation by all Hire* r«unaaj fur the defence. He said that th« only person* ut the scale after ihe raid of November in MHC. when lie wax railed In, were Parr, *»I)itz<T and Uraczlnnki. a social Treasury employe. Hyatt said that he had found lulu In fixtetm other aralea The i ajai tluns io hi* «Awcn on <!!.'• <•. examination mm to tlir «f!«;t that the ifovernmf nt was trying to prove overt nets before the con >]iirai >• cliatir had teed eatabli»ha<. Judge Martin dl*inl«aed the jurors soon aflat 4 .. '' Ma k. and c-uutiael for the govern* nest and |iro»ecutlon clur-.tcred about him, and argument on the admission of th« <romparatf\e tables, the pink naofca and the conversation between H<im and Hyatt lusted fur thirty mli.utec He will i' hU «arM.Mi this morning. Hyatt will be re. 4.>ll'd when # .he court convenes. NOT SUGAR COMPANY ROAD. 11. <>. Haverueyc-r, ton of the late H. O . ,-.... mlio for m*ny years was |.reci fa«u Of tb« AmeriCfta Sugar Ueflnlng Com- I*«ny. Mid vecttrday that the Rim River Terminal railroad, which ' la seeking*: a franchlae to construct and operate rail road track* in certain Brooklyn strrett-. «■»• In no »aj connects with th« Ameri can B'nt»r Reining Company. Mr Havr n«er*r i-»i.: "The Ea«t River Terminal Railroad Companr, which la a corporation chartered under the railroad law. la owned by the firm of Havemeyer A Elder, com- I>o»ed of Meaam. T. A. Havemeyer. F. C. Havemeyer, Jr., Horace. Havemeyer and myaelf. TMi firm ha« no connection by •t»ck ownership or ..(h«r»tat with the American Bu|ir Reflnlnc Company." "LITTLE TIM" THERE. From Hot Springs to Sinking F 9 und Meeting. Alderman • IJttle Tim" Sullivan, who, a* chairman of the Finance Committee of the Hoard of Aldermen. Is a member of thr SinklnK Fund Commission, attended «' rr.eetlnr of the commission yesterday, com ing all the way from Hot Springs, Va., to keep his promise to the Mayor, >•..«.• for him 1 1 ■ weeks a«o. The alderman seemed cheerful nnd looked fairly stron», but he was r..>tl<-eHll> nervous and said that his heart pained him a food deal. He Mild that If the commis sion could get rid of accumulated business at another meeting within a day or two he would stay In town, but otherwise he would (• back to Hot Sprlnrs. Me called on the Mayor and took the oath of office as al derman for his new term. He said that he had no Intention of resigning an chairman of the Finance Committee. A warm controversy occurred yesterday at the i: r, ■ ■ . between President M.- GowaM of the Hoard of Aldermen and W. M. K. Olc-ott. counsel for tht- Hudson Rlvsr Day Line, of which Kben K. Olcott Is prtaMent. After a debute over terms Mr. Oicott said, sarcastically: "If you name your term* I'll lie happy to meet them/ President M ■;■».• rose to Mb feet wit!. n»ts clenched. lilm face flushed with In dignation. "I went that; I resent that." he cried. "That's altogether uncalled for. and It'" a remark unworthy of a gentleman." "I don't know what you mean." raid Mr Olcott. coolly, as he backed toward hla •eat The trouble was about the lease of the pier at lM«t street and the North River. The subject was referred hack to the City Chamberlain pending the next meeting, and Mr. Olcott apologized. • METZ GETS LITTLE HOPE. Request for Salary Increases Likely To Be Turned Down To-day. The Controllers request to the Hoard of Estimate at Us roeetlnj to-day for an Increase in th« salaries of ninety-eight members of his rtaff Is likely to b« turned down hard, M thr Mayor. Presi dent of the Hoard or Aldermen and Bor ouph President Coler of Brooklyn arc all apalnst It. The pror*>*ed Increases, generally (-peak in«. are ■mall and reasonable, the aver a*«- l>eiii|t about fjf The assregat« would be lean than SS.OOO. Objection Is made to the plan proposed by the- Con troller to tnke care of his tecretary. Paul Loeser. who now receives ji.<X». If the Controller has his way Mr. I^>eser will be appointed auditor, with a salary of •«.<■». leaving the office of secretary va cant. The trouble with this plan is that as toon as Mr. Pr^ndereast took up his duties, on January 1. he would be out of fun.da to meet his salary roll and would be com pelled at the flrst meeting of the Alder men In January to ask for an appropria tion. The Controller has money enough to cover the Increased salaries until the end of tht- year, but no longer. MAYOR ELECT A PICKET Giynor Acted Unconsciously for Strik ing Pie Bakers. Mayor-elect Gay nor has acted as a picket for the striking pie Laker.-, according to William r»uM<Uiig. chairman cf their strike committee, In a statement he made at the ttrtke head<iuart«-«-s yesterday. The time and |»!ace nt which Mr. Gaynor no din tlngulehed himself, chairman Dussltng paid. was two days ago. »t the Muusoti pie bakery. 21st Mreet and Third avenue. "Mr. Oajmer went there In his autom« 1 He. • he fkid. "and found the police hand ling the irtiike pickets very rougiily. You would have thought they were criminals. Mr Gaynor sent his auto to a trarace and talked with the picket*, and then with th*. police. You should have been the chan>r« In the police after that. There was no more, hustling of tie pickets, you bet! He tried to brini? about arbitration of th« trouble, but tho firm would yield nothing. Mr. Guynor Is all right." CITY COMMITTEE MEETS. Eepnblicana Elect Officers for Ensuing Year. The regular annual meeting of the Re publican City Committee was held In the. Murray Hill Lyceum last night. The meeting was called to order by Sher iff Hobley of Kings County, president of the City Committee, who was electtU tem porary chairman John Henry Hammond. of Manhattan, was chosen vice-president. Thomas W. Whittle secretary, and M. H. Blake treasurer Then the member? of the committee went through tin- form of elect- Ing the temporary officers to permanent office for the year. JUSTICE FALLOW LOSES AGAIN. Justice McCall handed down v decision yesterday denying iui application made by Justice Joseph P. Fallon. independent can didate for : , . .•.,!) last month, for a writ of peremptory mandamus compelling the ln»pectors of election of the various district* in the Sth Municipal Court Ola trict. In which Ju»tlce Fallon ran. to make their certlflcates of the returns conform with Urn number of ballots In the ballot boxes. Including the void «nd protested ballots, so that the accurate 'result of the voting could be ascertained. John J. Dwyer. ■»!<! to be a pio«pective ton-ln law of »v > KaSkt, wan the Tammany candidate. and was declared elected. Justice Falloti obtatnt-d a recount of the void and pro'e*t«-d buliuta. which recount »<howed Dwy«r t-lrcted by > votes. If yrs terCay's application had been granted, It would have had the *ff«-ct, practically of cauMng to be reopened all of tin ballot boxm In the district. SllitS and Possibly — no, probably — more than one f\ , good shop will give you fabrics as good UVeiXOatS as ours and almost as many patterns a^ from which to select. $20 tO *25. *' et us ff rant that. No other shop of which we know can .^Spt^^ give you the expressive tailoring and gfVUSi^L the impressive style nor the varied scries ni/fIICNiB °^ ino( lels which identify our overcoats %li \yJ at * 20 to * 25 - They more than justify the prices. 84! Broad way, At 1 3th St. 265 Broadway, near Chambers St. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1909. CONNERS HANGS ON DEFIES C. F. MCHI'Iir Favors McClellan and Expects to Control State. William J. Conners, chairman of the Democratic State Committee, "told Lewis Nixon at the Waldorf-Astoria Inst night that he was going to retain control .if the state committee If he could, nn«l mr 'ong as he could, and that Charles F. Murphy's wishes In the matter made no difference to him. Presumably Mr Nixon «a» In con ference with Mr. forwent as the represen tative of Mr. Murphy Furthermore. Mr. Conners told Mr. Nix on that Democrats In the state outside of the County of New York seemed to want Mayer IfeClellan for Governor next fall. It Is understood that Mr. Nixon told the ct&te chairman Tammany would not at any time stand for McClellan for Gov ernor, and that sooner than take him Charles F. Murphy would swing for Hearst, who on the Issue of eliminating Conners from control of the state organization would receive the support of the new Democratic League. . It Is understood, also, that Mr Conners told Mr. Nixon that It was queer McClellan was not good enough for Tam many after he had been a goo* Tam many man for the last sixteen years, the most of which time he had been kept In office by the aid of Tammany votes, and he said In about so many words that it was a good recommendation for Tammany to oppose any cne for Governor, as It meant that Tammany could not use him and that the man with such opposition could not help but he strong with the Democrats up the state OPPOSED TO CONXKRB. None of this was pleasing to Mr Nixon. As already stated In The Tribune, the new ly organized Democratic League, contain ing men like ex-Judf;e Parker. Edward M Ehepard. Thomas M. (>«borne. Robert drier Monrcs and ex-Justice Morgan J. OTJrlen. prefers William R. Hearst to William J. Conner* as a state leader, and there are growing indications that sooner than see Corner* dominate the next state convention the Democratic League. Charles F. Murphy and William R. Hearst will be fighting on one side, against Conners and the up-state men. "While those esteemed gentlemen across Madison Square are passing resolutions I am delivering the good*. 1 Ik the way Mr Conners summed up the situation In his Interview with a Tribune reporter ten day» ago. When seen last night he said: "I'm in town on business, not politics." "Are you as sure of your control of the state eommttte* as when you were here ten days ago*" was asked. "Certainly. I am. Kverythlng Is looking fine." »alrl Mr. Conners). "Have you seen Judge Gaynor?" "X saw him the other time I was down, but not this time. I haven't any appoint ment with him." "Will theio be an early meeting of the state committee?" "Not that I know of," said Mr. Con ner». "I don't see any reason for calling a. meeting lt>foi» next June, at which time the routine business of the committee will be transacted." CONKERS ON ELECTION LAWS. "Are th« Democrats In favor of direct nominations?" "We come pretty near having that sys tem now," said Mr. Conner* "If the Re publicans pass a direct nominations bill, it will suit us all right. We can get along with almost any sort of an election law." During the day Mr. Gasman saw Thomas Hasaett, secretary of the Beard of Waver Supply, and Deputy Controller John H. atcCooey, tre Brooklyn leader. Senator McCarren, shortly before his death, mad* a deal with Conners Involving control of the state committee. Mr McCooey Is dls po*t-d to carry out the terms of the agree ment, which virtually means the retire ment of Charles K. Murphy <•« the con trolling factor of the Democratic State Convention next fall. The attitude of the Brooklyn organization was clearly defined by Augustus Van Wyck. one of McCoovy's advisors, who at a din ner In Buffalo last w*ek said that the Brooklyn organization recognized Mr. Con ners as* trie leader of the party in this t>Ute. Mr. Van Wyck Is a member of the Democratic League, but when It com« to a line-up, he Hands with the Kings or ganization. The new alignment of King* with the upstate Democrats is a revival of the old compact that for years existed be i\»*eeti Hush McLaughlln and David It. Hill. It VMM what gave Hill control of the organization for more than ten years. SCHOOL FOR PREACHERS ; Minister Says They Should Study Pol itics in Tammany Hall. The Church and corporations were the subjects of a lively discussion at yester day's session of the sociological confer once winch Is being held In the Madison Square Presbyterian Churvh. Piofessor Charles Sprague Smith stirred things up at trie start, when he said that the churches were dormant and ought to come out of their slumber. He admitted that the churches had b«en working honestly for three centuries to reach thine outside the Church, but not intelligently, he added. Professor Franklin 11. Glddlngs. of the School of Political Science, Columbia Unl \er*it>. prescribed confiscation as the remedy for corporation evils "Confiscate their property to the last cent," he said. "Then they will be taught a lesson and tho»e corporations acting Illegally will act within the law. When the sovereignty of the Republic Is In ques tion and It Is necessary to confiscate prop erty belt nglng to the one opposing the Re public— do It." Mild excitement was caused when the Rev. I'aul Moore Stra>er. of Rochester, said that young ministers needed a course In political training under practical politicians, and when he added that, in his opinion. Tammany Hall was the best school for the^ purpose the sensation was complete. The conference, which began on Wednes day, will be concluded to-day. GOV. HABKELL PARDONS 52. Guthrle, Ukla.. Dec. i.— ln pur«uunce of a recently adopted rule by the State Board of Pardons. Governor HaHkell pardoned nrty-two short term men to-day, that they may eat Christinas dinner. at their homes. he pardons do not carry cltlzen t-hlp rights. IMMIGKAXT SLIPS BY. Lonely Flora MaeLarcn a Stranger to Ellis Island. Down In the storeroom of the forwarding office of thr North tJermj n Lloyd Line Is a little Scotch immigrant who has never been to Kills Island. Her name Is Mora Mac- Laren. and she arrived here t>n Tuesday, alone and disconsolate, en the Kronprln cessln Cecllle. She was passed by ; the Health Officer and the Marine Hospltsl surgeons, who commented on her splendid health, but the Immigration officials were not anxious to take the little Scotch alien to Kills Island. She boarded the Kronprin sesMn at Southampton, having travelled thither alone from Glasgow. During the run to this port she became the jirolegt'e of several cabin passengers, who visited her dally and brought her dell cr.oies from the cabin dining room. lit Joy over thej-e little attentions was shown by a -smile, but she never spoke a word to her benefactors. No ticket wan made out for the little Scotch lassie, but her name appeared on the ship's manifest over the inscription. "Trained sheepdog, of no es pecial pedigree." When It came time yesterday to ship her to her owner, John Storey, who has the Fillmore Kennels, at Bennington. Vt.. the disconsolate Scotch/ lassie was overjoyed. This could not it said of the clerk who went Into the forwarding room to prepare Flora for shipment. He ran upstairs and announced that the "trained sheepdog, of no especial pedigree," had become the other of four little untrained sheepdogs and that they were "beauts." Every one In the office rushed to the for warding room, and although the consign mem consisted of one animal It was de cided that all would be sent to Vermont without extra charge. All the available milk in the neighborhood of Howling Green was cornered and fed to the little mother who will be sent north when .she Is able to stand the Journey. * . MRS. BOOTH'S APPEAL. Christmas for Those Who Thought Santa Claus Was Dead. Mrs. Maud Ralltngton Booth. In behalf of the Prison League of the Volunteers of America, Issued yesterday her annual Christmas appeal for contributions. She •<ay« that all sifts of clothing, groceries and ■ ash will be greatly appreciated. Speaking of the work in behalf of which the appeal la issue*', Mrs. Booth says: This year the need is greater than eve before because of the larger number of families with whom we have come In touch. This appeal Is my special means of raising the funds necessary for this work, as I bend out no solicitor* for this purpose. I^ast year your readers responded to our appeal for funds in a way that enabled us to give a wonderful Christmas to many ■ '■;.!:<' who had given up Santa Claus aa dead and gone so far as It was concern*-'! l>onations of money, clothing or toys will be gladly received and uhou A be direct^*' to Mrs. Ballington Booth. Volunteer Prison League. No. 34 West 2*th street, city. We wish It distinctly understood that the Volunteers of America is a duly Incor porated society, that our books are prop erly audited and that our treasurer will send a receipt for every dollar received and will hoid vouchers for every dollar ex pended. This branch of Mrs. Booth's charity I confined to the homes of those mothers and children whore husbands and fathers are In prison, and who have no other way of receiving aid on Christmas Day. A big box filled with different articles Is sent to every family the day before Christmas, their needs having been ascertained he forehand. ♦ WOMAN MISSIONARY INJURED. Miss Todd, of China. Hurt in Automo bile Crash May Die. Amsterdam. N. V.. De.< —Miss Grace Todd. of th« New York branch cf the Women's Foreign Missionary Society, while driving in a carriage lan night was run down and probably fatally Injured by an automobile owned and driven by William 11. Cramer, of FultonvllJe, In that place. She was brought to the Amsterdam City Hospital by Mr. Cramer, but is still un conscious, and there Is little hope for her recovery. Mr. Cramer's car ,was running at ■ moderate speed, and he says his first knowledge of the approach of the carriage was when they crashed together. HIM Todd Is a missionary in China, and was lecturing throughout the state. She was to have delivered an address here to-ni»:ht. CONTLICTING RAINES REPORTS Doctor Says Condition Is Not Serious- Goes for Consultation. Rochester.' Dec. 2.— Dr. Newton H. Col lins, of this city, who Is attending State Senator John Raines, who is ill at his summer home, near Canandaigua. said to day that there was nothing serious In Sen utor Raines'* condition and that he did not have peritonitis., but was suffering from a slight bowel trouble. Dr. Collins at noon received a telegram from Dr. J. A. Hawley. of Canandaigua. stating that Senator Raines was not sc» ■well to-day an 1 summoning him to a sec ond consultation at the Senator's bedside. Dr. Collins reiterated that tin* trouble was entirely Intestinal and he did not appre hend serious consequences. POTTER JURY DISAGREES. I'tica. N. Y. Dec. I— The Jury In the case of Supervisor John W. Potter, charged with grand larceny and conspiracy to de fraud Onetda County through the padding of bills, reported to-night that it was un able tv agree and was discharged. Decem ber IT was *ct as tlie date for a new trial. Income May Stop Expenses Go On It's hard enough to be laid up by accident or illness, but it's harder yet when, because of misfortune, your earning power ceases. Expenses have a way of going on whatever happens. You can take care of your ex penses at such a time without draw ing on your bank account, if you are so fortunate as to have one. What you ought to have is Income Insurance in the Empire State Surety Com pany, an old and reliable institution under the strictest State super vision, which has more than $1,250, 000 surplus and reserve for the pro tection of its policyholders. We have a Popular Premium Policy which is low in cost but provides great benefits. It is an ab solute protection from the loss re sulting from accidents or illness. It is ideal insurance for the salaried man or wage-earner, especially if he has a family dependent upon him. Write now for full particulars. Don't delay, as this may mean a great deal to you. Empire State Surety Co. »4 William Street. New York Office 3 in all important dties. • i HOPE CHAPEL WORK To Choose Leader Within a Few Days. Hope Chapel, at No. 337 Kant 4th -«tre«t. an East Side missionary project formerly conducted by the Fourth Presbyterian Church, but now under the supervision or the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions, will be conducted hereafter on lines some what similar to the People's Institute. The matter of choosing a bend for the chapel will come up within a few days. Temporary services have teen conducted ever since the Rev. Albert Bruchlos, who was In oh.'irg*' of the • l,.n>. 1. left, about a year ago. in June. I** the advisability of closing Hope- Chapel was considered by th. Rev. Dr. Waiter D. Buchanan, pastor of the Fourth Pr?sbyterlan Church, and members of the board of trustees. There was much opposition, and later the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions took charge of the chapel, which lias been In existence for forty years. One of the officers of the hoard raid yes terday that a head for the chapel was now being considered, but the trustees of the Fourth Presbyterian Church would also have to pass on the person selected. Mean while, the definite programme as mapped cut by the board must wait, but the prst of the year. It was said, would see the chapel starting a new era of usefulness. It was Intimated that "too much social ism had filtered in" during recent years- This will not be the case In the future. While church services will I <■ conducted as usual, the chapel will be open every day and evening for the benefit of those who wish to make use of the library or for meetings In the' auditorium of labor or civic organizations In Its territory. Hope Chapel will be under the control of a superintendent of the Home Mission Board. The possibilities of the chapel. if Conducted as planned, so it was said, would be as promising as any missionary Institu tion In the city. Work among the Italians and Hungarians also will be more actively Instituted. ELLSWORTH GETS FIVE YEARS. Man Who Robbed Fanner "s Safe of $2,070 Sentenced. Mount Holly, N. J.. Dec a.- John Kfls worth. of I'hlladeljihla, who pleaded guilty to a charge of having robbed the safe at the home of Bchuyler Kainier. near FU>r enjpe. a* Novmher 5 last, was sentenced to-day by Judge Homer to five years In the state prison Kllsworth fled after the robbery and was caught in Chicago. The proceeds of the robbery amounted to ft*.- Na When arraigned to-day, Kllsworth said he had made all the restitution possible. having returned J1.500 of his plunder Hairier, he added, had forgiven him. and everything seemed to be satisfactory* cx i opt that the law of the state had tv be ■satisfied CHRISTENED FOUNDLING. Infant Found in Church Is Promptly Baptized. Kntertng the church of the Most Precious mood, at No. 116 Baxter atreet. shortly fter 6:30 o'clock la.it night. Miss Mary I.orenxo, of No. X, Elisabeth street, noticed .i white bundle lylngr In a cornt-r of the vestibule. It contained a baby girl, one day old- Tlie child was neatly and warmly cothed in garments of heap texture and was wrapped In a wl.tte blanket, afisa T.orenio carried the Infant Into the church-, where the announcement of her find created excitement among the threescore women there. She told Father Romano Stnceno. and the priest dclded to christen th- little one without delay. He summoned Thomas Con ollie. a patrolman of the Kliuoelh street station, from his post on the block and nvked the policeman to officiate an srod n.ther for the child. Miss Ixirenro acred aa the other sponsor. The name Mary Tr^ve t«-11.-> was given the child. "Trovetello" means ' 'foundling. " After the ceremony fifty women kissed the baby. Cunvllle took Mary Id Helirvue Huapltal. Music is the Most Important ' Material Want of Human Nature after food, raiment and shelter. It is the vehicle for the expression of joy, the most effectual solace for sorrow and the most certain dispeller of loneliness when human companionship is absent. Music Entertains, Educates and Refines those who come in contact with it. The I'niversal Instrument for tnV production of Music, and t\>r accompanying the human voice, is the PIANO. Within a very few years it was almost impossible for any but the rich to own a piano. To day, almost any wage earner may gratify his or her musical desire, and secure possession of a thoroughly good piano, at reasonable cost and on terms that can he readily met. Wanamaker Merchandising Applied to the Selling of Pianos Made This Possible. First by selling GOOD Pianos at a fair FIXED PRICE. Second, by allowing EASY TERMS of payment, with out adding anything but banking interest to the fixed cash price. At Wanamaker's you are not confined in your selec tion to the product of any one factory, or manufacturing combination. We do not give prejudiced advice. This is a store to sell the thing that will please and PER MANENTLY SATISFY the purchaser. That is why we have gathered here for comparison and selection. The Broadest Assortment of Pianos of Known High Character Shown in New York We have no reason to urge you to buy the CHICKER ING, for its own rich, sparkling tone will win the musi cal ear. We shall be no more urgent about the beautiful Schomacker. for the sweetness and purity of tone from its gold strings will argue it into your delighted admiration. If you want to pay a little less, you will see for yourself that the superb VOSE has no shortcomings even for the most critical musician. Then we shall show you too, the "Sweet Voiced EMERSON" that is loved in thousands of home*. And the beautiful, splendidly constructed, true-toned KURTZMANN that puts to shame most other instruments sold at its price. Then, perhaps, most remarkable of all. because of its small cost, the J. C. CAMPBELL Piano at $195. vou^t^tnT^irA^^t^r ii r 7 Uirl ? b bci ece Ml!?SM l!?Sl !?S ! 5l5 l " y <?f? f grands and u P"Shts that is matched nowhere, you are still to see and hear the Celebrated KNABE, in all its beautiful models And. if you do not play by note, or ear, here are these great PLAYER-PIANOS CLASS «£? fbuiU^ 8 ' '• ', ° NLY , P ' an ° ° f , thC grtat "^viratfofinftruments of THE FIRST ANGELUS builtw " h an lntenor P'ay«-and the most artistic, the most human player, the The EMERSON-ANGELUS— a delightful combination The ANGELUS-PIANO. at still lower cost Ina-t'TpLAY ANYPYANO O^ o "iftS »"«ruc,ed. and costing only $525. «£&s£& %Z SftSSft ATA T N O G U E C L H U a S s Z SSjfbS^ r nJ " fU! PHRAS - This is Why There is no Place Like Wanamaker's to Buy the Piano That Will Satisfy You for a Lifetime MdUtely. or ju« ym lnrVe7m"taT,o COC O f h r" t UP °" '^T !! custom., * »b» bn ° "^ ™ M mediately, or just before Christma^a,^desired convenli:n « of «<* customer. Delivery made im- First Gallery. New Building. JOHN WANAMAKER Form A. T. Stewart & Co.. Broadway, Fourth avenue. Eighth to Tenth street. FROM DEATH'S DOOR Two Old Academicians Sow Out of Danger.' Two of the oldest, and best known mem bers of the National Academy of Design, It was learned *y«>terday. hav# recently been In danger of death through accident : and disease, respectively They are Sey mour J. Guy. who 1* In hit eighty-sixth year and has been a National Academician since IW6. and Koswell M. Hhurtleff. who in In his seventy-first year and has teen an Academician since IMD \ Sh-.iMy after Mr. Guy left his studio. In West 10th street, on the afternoon .' No vember 10. he was knocked down by one of a team of horses attached to a heavy delivery wagon. He wan knocked uncon scious, and when he recovered his mm found himself leaning against an elevated railway pillar, with a policeman standing guard. Mr. Guy was painfully bruised on hist right side from shoulder to foot, and can not use his hand for painting. He has since been confined • hts home. No. 577 East 134 th street "That was the third time I have been knocked down at that corner by delivery wagons In the la.-»t three yean." said Mr. Guy yesterday. "About a year ago Ed ward Gay. another Academician, was also knocked down with me. and fared rather worse than 1 did, but without breaking any bones. Mr Guy and J. G. Brown are the oldest tenants of the famous old Studio Build ing, No. 51 West 10th street, having worked there nearly half a century. J. G. Brown Is in his seventy-ninth year and has Keen a National Academician since 1862. While Mr Brown has made his reputation by hit realistic picture* of the street boys of New York. Mr. Guy ha» been best known through his portrait* and his genre pictures, with candle light ef lects. Roswell M. Shurtleff has been critically ill at his home. No. 41 West 2-' d street, since his return with his wife from the Adirondack* about a fortnight ago, where he spends usually six months every year. Mrs. Shurtleff said yesterday he had been In a very serious condition, suffering from bronchial affections and Incipient pneumonia, but Wat now convalescent. He in under the treatment of Dr. Clinton L. Bagg. of No. 26 West 46th street. Mr Shurtlefr* most noteworthy pictures are scenes In the Adirondack* Beginning hi* art career as an Illustrator for maga zines and books, he began to paint in ells in I » 7 •>, at first animal pictures and later landscapes In both oils and water colors. GAS EXPLOSION SHAKES TOWN One Killed, Seven Hurt and Two Buildings Wrecked. Camden. 8. C. Dec. 2.— With a shock which shook the whole town, a gast tank in the Southern Express office here ex ploded to-night, wrecking the office build- Ing and causing a fire* which swept half a block of the business section, with a low* of over *10u,orjO. A negro was k lied, two white business men were seriously Injured and five <->;■■. were more or less hurt. The explosion' threw down the wall of the express office upon the store of Wat kins Brothers. This building fell on the occupants, and Andrew Whltaker and Ar thur Watkins. who were burled u:xd«r the debris, sustained the most serious injuries. The other occupants, although slightly In jured, rescued the two men Just as the fire began to sweep along the street. It was checked only after every building in its path was swept away. » ASKS BILL OF PARTICULARS. Justice McCall granted yesterday the ap plication of Clifford B. Harmon, a rea! es tate dealer, for an order for a bill of par ticulars from Miss Blanch* B. Freeman, who U suing him for Cl.Ow for breach of promise. Mtss Kreeman says that she had brought a prior sbjM agsdast Harmon : ■ JIOO.OOO. but withdrew on the latter s promise that he would pay the expenses of bringing the suit and counaei fees and give her fio> a month for : SOUTH >■■ AMERICA VT CRUISE XI New Things to See Practically a virgin country I to the tourist. Grand Cru's* leaving NEW YORK Jan- | vary 22, 19 JO. by . S.S. Bluccher (12.5C0 tons) 41 Days Darsttaa. 18.200 Milts , Cost $350 up V Side trips can be arrange! at •■•■••-• port. Alao «tom th« X Andes. Also Cruises to X Orient and West Indies. X Nor. ar«M a » » v.*'i»n \ laabart-Aaericaa Line \ 41-45 liROADWAT. N. T AIDING LA FOLLETTE __ _ ___ _ Senator (hi/if) Defends Course of "Progressives." Milwaukee, l>w. 2. — Senator M. .-• -• c. Clupp. of Minnesota. open**! the campaign of Senator Robert M. La FolMte Tor re election by detlverins a speech h»r»; to night. "Party solidarity." he said. "Is a <!• iraals thins, but It amount* to nothing .ir-.; --v coupled with vitality, ami no party tan per ■lß— maintain solidarity ami vitality without a third factor, ami that must be party Integrity. -.tiled 'progressives* xtari'J fur solidarity only wh'n solidarity U coupled with vitality founded upon tota lity. "The recent tariff fitrusr»l» wast in no stiise a struggle, tetween protection and free trade, but degenerated lnti> a KltlUta between monopoly, on the one hand, ami the true friends of protection, on the other. Am an Illustration of this, the men wijo forced the tariff bill through Cun^res* threw protection t.. the winds whenr-vrr it served their purpose. " Senator Clapp criticised the xxlina) with figures" which, he Ml had bee* dene to make It appear that the revision was downward. He attacked the corpora tion tax. and declared it was an income tux bill disguised and unjustly framed, taxing the precarious income and exempt- Ins the permanent income. Referring la Senator La F"l!ett«\ ha pointed out what he had ■SMBBnSi In Wisconsin and predicted hU re-ele-tion. FOR PHTHISIS CURE, 3100,000. Yale Graduate Offers Prize— Details of Competition. [By Telegraph to Th* Tribune.l New Haven, Dec. 2.— A prize of $Ko,iO for a cure for tuberculosis has been offered by a graduate of Vale. whr> dacttßCT to make public his name. Ii was announced seen* time ago that such a prize wua to be established. He has placed the sum in the hands of the university, and to-r'^ht details of the competition were anr.oumed. The offer to compete for the prize is wide open '" the world. The only condi tion that Yale will enforce Is that a per manent cure for consumption must he found. The test for permanency will be the Immunity for five years from recur rence of attack. Vale has made the medi cal school the custodian of the fund, but has appointed an advisory board to take charge or the competition, to test the cures submitted and to make the £nal award. The make-uy of the advisory board is as follows: Dr. Simon Flexner. of the Rockefeller Institute: Dr. E. L. Trudeau. Sarana? Lake, N. V. : Dr. Lawrence Kite Is. of the Phlpps Institute. Philadelphia: Dr. William U. Welch, of Johns Hopktpa University, and -Dr. Herman WOT*. chief medical officer in the Department of Health, New- York City.