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Rumors That Conger Won't
Press Charges Discredited.
[By Telegraph 'to The Tribune. ]
' Albany. Jan. — Without a word of de
late the procedure for the Alids-Conger
-*-. charges investigation was adopted
l>r the Senate to-day as reported by the
facial committee after discussion in the
rtHiference of Republican Senators.
The rules of the Senate were amended to
roofer on the committee of the whole the
requisite power to handle this case. It Is
probable that Senator- Davis, of Buffalo,
«ho now Is acting as- temporary president
d the Senate, will be called on to preside
r rer the sessions of the committee of the
trfjc'e. although there may be a conference
r.f the Republican Senators to -discuss that
dft«il of the procedure.
. Reports were- thick around the Capitol to
oav that Senator Conger would not file
written charges against Senator Allds in
the specified time, the reasons being that
he had been "pulled off" by prominent poli
ticians in his own party who feared im
pending disclosures. Lacking such formal
r'largef from Senator Conger, the "inquiry"
be a hollow mockery resulting in a
complete vindication of Senator Allds, these
reports declared.
Senator Conger was represented as having
ceciined on any occasion to present proof
t*at Senator Allds was guilty of improper
rt^duct. a* implied in the newspaper story
which caused this controversy, and as
j^ow:ns: weaker and weaker in his attitude
ci prosecuting witness.
Netting whatever has appeared here to
totffcaie that these rumors are true. Nobody
doubts that there is much quiet work being
ccse to •■smooth over" this affair, and that
caay prominent politicians and legislators
rf the 'old days" would breathe easier If
"they new that the investigation would be
i formal affair, scratching the surface only.
Vioiy persons here believe that powerful
political influences are at work on Senator
Cancer fa an endeavor to get him to cul
tirate a convenient memory and acquire
zrach absence of mind regarding some leg
islative affair's.
But there is no evidence, that this work
Is successful. Senator Conger's attitude
frwa the beginning has been that he would
t» ready at the proper time, in proper
fashion, to tell all he could regarding this
ssa:r. He has retained in James "W. Os
bcrr-e i. lawyer who is known as a "bull
dog"—a Sghter who does not take an im
(crtsnt case unless he has looked over the
prurd pretty well and. having taken It,
fptts It cut to the bitter end. It seems to
be Senator Conger's temper, and certainly
that of his lawyers, to see this affair
s«^ators who were in the group which
erased to vote for Allds for majority lead
■ are confident that Senator Conger has
rot taker the back track and that he will
net. They say there ■will be a full inves
-Jration of this affair, which will leave no
body KB] ground to say that Senator Allda
did Dot have the completes! opportunity
n vindicate himself or that there was any
HUnp* to ■ eM anybody or "choke off"
*ej- hmniry !ntd any transaction.
Clearing of Decks Indicated by
Introduction of 86.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Aliao Jan. 26.— Based on a recommen
teuar. & the U pstate . olio- Cervte>U^m-,
Bfsf"z a bill will be introduced to-morrow
tr Senator Platt to compel all the railroads
0 -.he state to publish their timetables in
•-- newspapers. The commission made the
recommendation in its annual report be
cause of the numerous complaints it had
received from commercial travellers and
cth*rs who use the railroads extensively.
JUse:nb!yman A. L.. Smith, of New York.
■rT.I — tuee to-morrow a bill designed to
psT a complete stop to the illegal sale of
CDC&ir.e fa New York City. It provides that
wholesale and retail druggists must make
a report every day to the Police Commls
fioner of the amount of cocaine they have
sold and the names of these who purchased
it The dx 10 Its ar* also required to name
the physicians on whose prescriptions the
drug tvas sold, the amount Fold and the
istoont on hand at the end of each day
Through a bill which he introduced to
day Assemblyman Conkling believes that
he has solved the problem of securing a
nt» for a new courthouse for New York
Courty. For nearly ten years he paid a
rannntejdon had been working- on this task
without result*. His bill amends a law of
.30, bf enabling the tearing down of the
fresen county and city court houses in
Cbaiabers street and erecting- the new
courthouse on the site they occupy, leav
lig'the fire engine house as it Is. Mr. Conk
c said that the bill would not make
Wfc'finiii usirig any more land in the park
than is now occupied.
"I have introduced this bill," he said, "at
tiw request of the New York County Bar
Association. The trouble in selecting a
«itt in the past has been that all concerned
fc*v* been unable to agree on a site, but
Qtb MS i£ favored by the judges, the law
7^rs and the city administration."
Eerator Grady introduced the same bill
i- the Senate.
T«t» bills aimed at cold storage ware
bonsee were introduced to-day. One, by
£»=£tor Stillweli. would prohibit the sale
**■ produce that has been kept in cold stor-
H* more than thirty days. It requires
the date of receipt of the stored arti
<">« era' be marked on the box In which
ta»y art kept. "This would put a stop to
(Mam -' the market, with the consequent
-'■?h prteea of food," said Mr Stillweli.
T** ether bill was introduced by A?sem
tlTCaa Oliver and provides' for the lnspee
<!«a of cold storage warehouses in first
das* cities under the direction of the board
* health.
The following are among other measures
S^sstor : we!', concurrent resolution to
bcifeas* the salaries of Senators from $1,500
10 RUBO and of Assemblymen from 51,500 to
*•*• and to increase from $10 to $23 a day
tt * additional compensation of Assembly-
B * r eervinz if managers of an impeach
Charged with Shipping Contract Labor
«n from Cuba to Canal Zone.
3n3 nt i*fo. Cuba. Jan. 26.— W. G. Spiller.
V™* ot the steamer Ot*rl. which is now
POTcg between this port and Colon, was
Rested to-day by order of the provincial
He is charged with shipping
ntr 6-" t laborers to the Canal Zone. Spiller
"released on bail. 7±'£%
p"* recently he was deported from
c^ 14aa by order of the government on the
c * r <* °* chipping canal laborers to South
***n«r. ports.
***** Platzek dismissed yesterday be
2* 4 of insufficiency the complaint of
utfcna... Detective Frank Peabody. in
p ol , eait against Bert Hanson. ex-Deputy
to** Commis «sJoner. for $50.«"00 for alleged
•« jT'Gi s charge grew out of his inter
fcls v4,r* affa *rs of Howard Gould and
fesltiW;*' Catherine Could. He went to
*»!•< '" h n the employ of Gould. It was
of pie-Srf* 0 * ' according to the complaint
! *1 thT 5V5 V lasted on knowing just what
Wit of had taken in the in
-^bo^v »fi° ul<s - On hie refusal to tell.
re was kept a prisoner
i -^quarters Peaboly was sub
! ; CoJr. 3 L i ? i *. n " s<*l from th* department.
v>OT Ws f 2«ioner Baker reinstated him.
Canadian Game Inspector May
Have Killed Fisherman.
Buffalo. J an . 26.-- John eyand> twen .
>-fn-e y.ars « M . „ this cit -^ ™» shot
»an who fired from the shore 'and drove
throLhV carriage. A bullet went
through the ViCtim head. "<**»* was
in a fishing boat with "Kid" Egner. who
rowed ashore with the body and notified
the police.
_ The shots came from the Canadian
shore. Thomas. Briggs. game Inspector
of the Ontario Fish and Game Protective
Department, admits that he fired at a
launch containing two men to-day He
declares that they were dynamiting fit h
rear the Canadian side. He ordered
them ashore and they replied with gun
shots. He sent several rifle bullets after
the launch with the intention of sinking
it. He has reported to the department
at Toronto, and Captain Hunter has
been sent to Fort Erie to investigate.
To Devote Time to Strengthen
ing Democratic Party.
Albany, Jan. 26-On the eve of the meet
ing of the genera! committee of the Demo
cratic League of the State of New York
tor forma! organization. Thomas M. Os
horne. of Auburn, chairman of the execu
tive committee, announced to-night his in
tention to resign as a member of the Pub
lic Service Commission. 2d District, a posi
tion to which he was appointed by Gov
ernor Hughes when the commission was
organized, in IPO7. It is expected that his
resignation will be presented to the Gov
ernor to take effect on February 1. Mr.
Osborne's term would have expired on
February 1. 1911. The position pays an
annual salary of $15,000. and Governor
Hug*ie« will probably appoint another
Democrat as Mr. Osborne's successor. The
name of John N. Carlisle, of Watertown.
has been mentioned as a possible appointee
In a letter to Governor Hughes Commis
sioner Os borne says:
"I believe that at the present time I can
be of some service to the Democratic party
—by assisting in certain work of organiza
tion, which I am in position to do easier
than others— or would be if I were free of
the commission. It appears to me that
there is something even more fundamental
and important than my work here. Looking
at the latter objectively. I really fee! that
I may be able to accomplish more for the
state in that work than on the commis
sion; it is, therefore, a higher duty."
The terms of Milo R. Maltbie. of New
York, a member of the Ist District Com
mission, and Martin S. Decker, of New
Paltz. a 2d District Commissioner, will ex
pire on February 1, leaving three vacancies
for Governor Hughes to nil.
Commissioner Osborne was one of the
rno\-ing spirits in the Saratoga conference,
out of which grew the Democratic League,
and he is= expected to be elected chairman
of the general committee of the organiza
tion, which meets here for the first time
to-morrow. He is regarded also as a pos
sible candidate for the chairmanship of
the Democratic State Committee in the
event of the retirement of Chairman W. J.
Conners. That he may be put forth as a
governorship candidate next fall is the be
lief of many of his friends
May Be Ready Next Week
Like Last Year's.
[By Telegraph to Th« Tribune. J
Albany. Jan. 26.— The direct primary bill
which will have the support of the Direct
Primaries Association and other friends of
Governor Hughes is being prepared now
and probably will be ready for introduction
early in February.
While numerous changes will be made in
the details of this measure to perfect it,
in genera! it will follow the system out
lined in the Governor's speeches and the
Hinman-Green bi'l of last year. Senator
Hlnman and Assemblyman Green will in
troduce it.
Assemblyman Green said to-day that he
expected the bill to be ready about Febru
ary l. William H. Wadhams. president of
the Direct Primaries Association; Darwin
R. James, of the Brooklyn Young Republi
can Club: Senator Hinman and some others
are at work on the document. As soon as
it is introduced requests will be made by
direct primary advocates for hearings in
both houses.
Senator Meade and Assemblyman Phillips,
chairman and vice-chairman of the legis
lative committee which investigated this
subject, to-day made a "preliminary re
port" asking for an extension of t«.me until
February 20 for the presentation of the
regular report.
Long Acre Square Improvement To Be
Proposed to Board of Estimate.
The Board of Estimate will receive to-day
a proposition for the building of a recrea
tion pagoda on the triangle in Long Acre
Square formed by the intersection of
Broadway. Seventh avenue and 47th street.
The plan provides for two floors.
equipped with chairs an- benches and with
a lavatory to take the place of that, which
now occupies a part of the proposed site,
and for subways providing safn- m--ans of
approach from the sidewalks.
The proposition is presented by Charles
DiUingham. the theatrical manager, whose
Globe Theatre, at Broadway and Mtfa
«treet faces th^ sit<=- He says that the
property owners in the vicinity are Join
ing in the proposition and offers to pay
one-half the cost of the improvement,
which he promises, will not exceed 1100,000.
Hi* only request is that the improvement
be known a* the Globe Crystal Pagoda
Shirtwaist Venture To Be Started at
Philadelphia. Jan. 26— Mrs. Raymond
Robins of Chicago, who has been active in
interesting prominent women in the cause
of the shirtwaist strikers, returned to this
ritv to-day from Washington. She said to
night that a co-operative shirtwaist fac
tory would be start ,-d in Trenton. M- J.
• hout February 15.
m"m Ethel H. Stuart, of New York, will
b€ president of the new concern, which is
kneeled to provide employment for about
five hundred strikers from New York and
Philadelphia. Mrr. Robins say, that more
thin on thousand orders, chiefly from
women's collies, have already been re
cMved to be filled By the new factory.
Waist Manufacturers Decide to Form
Permanent Body
The announcement wan made yesterday
I B Hyrna.n. president of the As
eclated Waist and Dress Manufacturers.
Sat It ;had been decided to make the
«r«anl«ation permanent, The association
was formed at first on account of , he
strike of the uaist makers. It was stated
*, . when the permanent headquarters ar<j
iSSbSSI tl.eV.ent temporal v -„..,
Wi r 5-SS £* night from Miiwau^
• m the "co-eds" in the Wisconsin State
frtvvr *ty were planning to •** the slllrl .
, vals r strikers her*- ;
New York ■ Congressmen Dis
cuss State Situation.
[By The Associated Press.]
Washington. Jan. — The, gathering of a
number of New York men at the White
House this afternoon tended to create the
impression that something in the nature of
a general conference had been called to
discuss the political situation in New York
State. B*it this was strongly denied by
ail the Presidents visitors. Senator Root
was the first of the New Yorkers to call,
and he was in conference with the Presi
dent for a long time. Other callers were
Senator Depew. Representatives Parsons.
Bennet and Calder and William A. Pren
dergast, the newly elected Controller of
greater New York. Timothy L. Woodruff
also called, but did not see the President.
Incidentally, they all discussed the po
litical situation in New York, inspired prob
ably by Senator Root's speech last night
at the dinner given in his honor by the New
York Republican delegation in Congress.
The general impression was that harmony
could be brought about before the fall elec
tion, which would insure Republican suc
cess both for the legislative ticket and the
Congressional nominees. Representative
Bennet said he had declined the presidency
of the New York Republican County Com
mittee, and he understood that Representa
tive Olcott had also refused to consider the
Senator Root's speech formed a topic of
discussion among members of Congress to
Naturally, the Democrats appeared some
what elated, because one of the recognized
leaders of the party in power had ac
knowledged that the outlook for success at
the polls next fall was gloomy. On the
other hand, the Republicans found en
couragement in the fact that Mr. Root
had sounded a warning so early and ex
pressed the belief that it would serve
to bring the factions together to fight
against the common enemy.
Mr. Root in his speech referrpfl to the
administration of Governor Hughes at Al
bany, discussed the party situation a,« a re
sult of the charges against State Senator
AHds and expressed the hope that a basis
of agreement would be reached. He said,
however, that he did not know at present
how this could be accomplished.
Vice-President Sherman and the other
members of the delegation also made brief
speeches, agreeing that harmony must be
restored at all hazards.
It wag commented on to-day that not a
word in criticism of Governor Hughes had
been uttered in the speeches at the dinner,
although it seems that the New York Re
publican agreed that discord had resulted
In the ranks from some of his policies.
Eager to Have Money Avail
able for Building.
At the request of the Mayor the Corpora
tion Counsel's office is hurrying to comple
tion the draft of an enabling act which
must be passed by the Legislature to put
into effect the constitutional amendment by
which bonds for self-supporting public Im
provements are to be excluded from con
sideration in a determination of the city's
debt limit. The Mayor is particularly anx
ious to have available as soon as possible
money to be used in the building of sub
After talking with the Mayor on the sub
way situation yesterday Theodore P.
Shonts. president of the Interborough
Rapid Transit Company, said: "The Mayor
seems to me to be a man o:" large and fair
views, one with whom it wirt be easy v~>
work. No on© ever got a dividend out of a
quarrel, and I hope this subway business
can be got under way on a reasonable
basis very soon."
Mr. Shonts said last night that the Pub
lic Service Commission thoroughly under
stood the proposition he had made, but he
could not tell what the final outcome
would be.
Brooklyn Heights Residents Opposed to
Present Plans.
Edward M. Shepard. Augustus Van
Wyck. St. Clair McKelway, the Rev. Dr.
Newel! Dwighr. Hillls and other residents
of Brooklyn Heights have oa'led a meeting
of their neighbors, to be held on Wednes
day afternoon, at the Long Island His
torical Hall, Pierrepont and Clinton streets,
Brooklyn. They propose at that time to
organize an association whose object will
be to procure the building of an important
link in the loop subway system, connect
ing the boroughs of Manhattan and Brook
lyn and to obtain radical changes in the
Brooklyn Bridge approach.
Special attention will be centered on the
proposed subway from the Centre street
loop, Manhattan, under the East River.
through Pineapple street, to Borough Hall.
Brooklyn, a station to be provided between
the river front and Brooklyn Borough Hal!.
The route as proposed at present is through
Pineapple street to Fulton street, to Bor
ough Hall; but no station between the two
points named- The distance is more than
rhr^e-quaxters of a mile.
Policeman in Fight with One Tenant
on Fire Escape.
Fire was discovered at 1:30 o'clock this
morning in the five s'orv loft building at
No. 14S Elizabeth street, next door to St.
Matthew's Church The flames started
near an elevator shaft and spread to two
upper floors, where they burst from the
When the firemen and police arrived they
ran up through the big six story tenement
house at No 150 Elizabeth street, which
was occupied by seventy Italian families.
All were routed out of their beds by the
ponce, out one man. Pasquale Sazintoni,
who lived on the top floor, started to go
aown the fire escape, when he remembered
iiaa left unaer a mattress and start
ad back for it Patrolman Ferguson had a
terrific struggle with the man on the fire
*>?cape before he would '-nnsenf to descend
without the money.
Miss Salter. Otherwise Lee, Withdraws
Suit Against Opera Director.
Wh*n the rait of Miss Bruce S. Salter
■jpHnirt Oscar Hammerstein was called yes
terday before Justice Giegench in th»r Su
preme Court it was announced by counsel
that the case had been settled out of court.
MiM Salter, known also ad Frances Leo
an<l the "Texas Patti, " sued the impresario
for $100,000 for his alleged breach of prom
ise to make her a prima donna and give
ncr an engagement in his company. She
al.-o asked for $2. M0 for services that
■he rendered to Hammerstein as nurse
when he was rtck.
Ex-Juiige Ditteniioefc-r, counsel for
Hammerstein. said after the withdrawal
of the action yesterday that there was an
ngrnemt-nt between couiwel on both sides
nor to divulge the terms of the settlement.
Salt Lake Road Drops Transcontinental
Trains After Flood.
Los Angeles. Jan. 26.— That the San
Pedro. Los Angeles & Salt Lake Rail
road will be out of the transcontinental
business at least a year was announced to
day by officers of that system, following
the completion of an investigation of the
recent flood, damage.
It was found that eight miles of track
were washed out in Nevada. Surveying
parties are now looking for a new route
for the road, and if a suitable one is found
he Ifne will be rebuilt almost m its en
tirety throughout Nevada.
John Ilartcn Rhoades Sat/s
They Savor of Paternalism.
Although he ventured the opinion that
nine-tenths of the voting population of the
United States was in favor of a postal sav
ings bank. John Harsen Rhoades. a trustee
of the Greenwich Bank and a member of
the firm of Rhoades & Co.. bankers, of No.
45 Wall street, applied the terms tentative
and impracticable to the whole plan, as at
present evolved, in an address last night
before the Finance Forum of the West
Bide Youne Men's Christian Association.
The postal savings bank comes to us
from abroad." said Mr. Rhoades, "where it
is legitimately in line with the theory of
paternal government, which, instead of en
couraging the individual to work out his
own salvation, destroys his independence
and his initiative, and invites him to fall
back upon the government for assistance in
poverty and old age. Any scheme that sa
vors of paternalism is wholly antagonistic
to the genius of American tradition."
On the subject of the success of the sys
tem abroad Mr. Rhoodes said that from
the depositors' point of view the Uritish
postal savings bank was a signal suc
cess, but from the government standpoint
it left much to be desired, and for seme
time much money was lost in the .-enmre.
Mr. Rhoades denned the technical side of
the question as follows:
"In order that the United States govern
ment may be protected, savings deposits are
to be made a prior lien over all other de
posits in the national bank, which, it is
to be remembered, is under federal jurisdic
tion and always subject to federal inspec
tion. Government deposits to-day .ire se
cured by collateral. While the postal sav
ings depositor will be amply secured, it is
an open question whether the government
will be sufficiently protected by the prior
Hen, much depending upon the judgment
exercised in choosing the depository. ■It
goes without saying that the bankers could
not afford to pay 2V> per cent and out up
collateral as well."
Mr. Rhoades said that the business man
would not find it palatable to have tnou
t=ands cf dollars in savings deposits a prior
Hen over his own commercial deposits in
the national bank. He argued for the ex
tension of the benevolent saving* tank,
which fee said had a vast aivantace over
the projected postal bank. eni called at
tention to the fact thac tha -po3toiT.c«. the
one great business whic".i -bo ■vernmon:
reserves for itself, was not a conspicuous
success financially.
Trvo Italians Charged tmth
Railroad Camp Hold-Up.
Fifty excited Italians who were held up
and robbed in a railroad camp at Glen
Rock. N. J.. last November appeared at
Police Headquarters yesterday morning as
complainants against Santo Gennaro, of
No. 110 Phrystie street, and Cologoro Lam
pudesl. of No. 118 Chrystie street, who
were arrested on Tuesday, charged with
being implicated in the affair. The pris
oners were arraigned in the Tombs court
on a short affidavit charging them with
being fugitives from justice from the Stare
of New Jersey, and were held in $3,<XX>
bail each for further examination on Feb
ruary 27.
According to th«> stories totd by the com
plainants, the prisoners are two of the
four men who appeared at Glen Rock on
November 1 and announced that they were
detectives searching for a murderer. One
by one trie laborers were called from the
camp, and after each had been searched
and robbed he was tied to a tree with a
gag in h:s mouth. When the laborers had
been disposed of the quartet returned to
the camp, drank and made merry, and
th«n wrecked tk« p. •».-■-
Eight hours later some of the laborers
succeeded in freeing themselves. One man
had been tied so tightly that paralysis ot
the right hand set in. and another had
three ribs broken. The robbers got about
$1,500 in cash and jewelry valued at SfiOO, ac
cording to the complainants.
One of the Last of the Croker "Old
Guard" Resigns.
Peter Seery. for fifteen years a fir" mar
shal, handed his resignation to Commis
sioner Waldo yesterday, to take effect on
March 1 The Commissioner accepted the
resignation and gave Mr. Seery a thirty
days' leave of absence.
Seery. who is said to be nearly eighty years
old. is one of the remnants of the Croker
"old guard." He had been connected with
the department for nearly thirty-three
years. Soon after Mr. Waldo took charge
he called the marshal in and pointed to an
entry in the city directory reading: "Seery.
Peter, liquors. No. STS Third avenue: flro
marshal. No. 157 East tfTth street, secre
tary, foot East 08th street."
"Do you find that your duties as a fire
marshal give you enough time to attend
to your liquor shop ar.d your brewery? "
asked the Commissioner.
Mr. Seery said that they had never inter
fered in the past; but tbe Commissioner had
other ideas on the subject. So Mr. Seery
is laying down his $3,000 city job. Mr.
Waldo wants to put an active young law
year in the place, which is in the classified
An attempt was made once before to
ousr Seery, but the Appellate Division of
the Supreme Court reinstated him.
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Rrtet of Columbia. January 22. 1910. — Sealed
proposals will be received at this office until 12
o'clock n<vm. February 3d. 1910. for construction I
of additions and making alterations to the ]
Western Htgrh School, located at 35th stre«t. j
between R and Reservoir streets. V W. Blank
form of propose l , specification." and all necessary
information may be obtained from the Chief
Clerk Engineer Department. Room 427. District
Building Deposit cf $10 00 required to guaran
tee return of plans HENRY B F M,\C
JITDSON. Commissioners. P. C. j
TABLE STORE HOISE — Ott\cm of the Con
structing Quartermaster. Fort Wood. Bedloe's
Island. N V- H , January 26th. 1910 — S^al<M
Proposals for the construction of a cable store
house at Fort Wood. N Y. H.. will be re
eelved. until 10 3O A M . February _'flth. l!>in.
and then opened. Information furnished on
application. Envelopes containing proposals
should be Indorsed "Proposals for Cable Stur.>
House" and addressM WM W. BESSELL.
Const*; Quartermaster.
New York State Arsenal. 7th Aye.. cor. 3ftth '
■t . New York. January 17ih. 1010.— Sealed pro
posals will be revived at the Adjutant-General's
Offlce. 35th Street an.l 7th Avenue. New York '
City.* until noon, on Monday, January 31st. 1910.
for furnishing bronze and silver decorations for '•
qualifications In Small ' Arms Practice by the
National Guard. State of New York. Informa
tion concerning quantities, conditions, etc.. can
be had on application to this office, where stand- ,
ard samples can be seen NELSON N. HENRY. '
Adlutant-Geaeml. S. N. T.
His Connection ziith Hocking
Pool To Bt Gone Into.
As an outcome of the collapse of the
Columbus and Hocking Coal and Iron pool
and the three Stock Exchange failures fol
lowing It the general* public is likely to
gain an insight into the management of
stock market pools and learn something
about the methods of James R, Keene, one
of the most expert of market manipulators.
Mr. Keene, it is understood, is to be called
as a witness in an action begun yesterday
by a market operator, who alleges heavy
losses through the repudiation of purchases
made in Columbus and Hocking by Hugh
F. Criss for account of pool members on
the morning of the crash. Irving L. Ernst.
receiver for the failed firm of J. M hb
& Co*, also promises to subpoena Keene as
a witness.
The plaintiff is Howard M. Taylor, of No.
1037 Prospect Place. Brooklyn, secretary
and a director of the Wingfield & Taylor
Company, a wholesale baking concern in
that borough, who places his loss through
the collapse at 523.800. The defendants are
members of the Stock Exchange firms of
Albert J. Elias & Co.. Day, Adams & Co..
Rollins & Co., Jewett Brothers, J If.
Flske & Co. and Lathrop. Haskins & Co .
and it Is understood that other houses are
to be added to the list.
In the complaint it is alleged that all the
defendants entered into a pool agreement,
set out in the complaint, the text of which
is practically the same as that published in
The Tribune on Tuesday, and that the
agreement was in full force and effect
and purchases and sales of Columbus &
Hocking stock were made pursuant to It
for account of the defendants on January
19, when the stock dropped from S& 1 ? to 25.
It is further alleged that on that day the
plaintiff, through his brokers, A. A. Water
man & Co. and James N. Brown & Co.,
sold to Roberts, Hall & Criss, "the agents
of the above named defendants on the floor
of the New York Stock Exchange, for the
account of said defendants." three hundred
shares of Columbus & Hocking common
stock at $82 a share, one hundred at $*5
and one hundred at $70; that the said
agents assigned the purchase of three hun
dred shares at $82 to J. M. Fiske & Co.:
that on the same date the insolvency and
suspension of the latter firm were an
nounced and under the rules of the Stock
E-xchange the three hundred shares were
Immediately resold, yielding $31 a share
for two hundred sha-es and $34 a share for
the other hundred shares.
It is further alleged that Roberts. Hall
& Criss announced their insolvency and
suspension on January 20, and the two hun
dred shares "sold to them as agents for
the. above named defendants" at $66 for
one hundred shares and $70 for one hun
dred shares were resold, pursuant to the
exchanges rules, at $24 a share, that Rob
erts. Hall & Criss were acting solely as
agents for the defendants, and that the
defendants "have each and all of them re
fused to receive and pay for said 6tock s^>
purchased on their account by the said
agents, though demand therefor has been
duly made by this plaintiff, to plaintiff's
damage in the sum of $23,800." Judgment
for that sum, with interest and costs, is
Irving L. Ernst, receiver for J. M. Fiske
| & Co., said that as soon as the Stock Ex
i change authorities had completed their
investigation he would have before him
t James R. Keene said «veryr.ortv rise who
[ had anything to do with the pool.
"We can so right into the enemy's camp."
! said Mr. Ernst, "and force them to give all
the information they have on the subject,
| and I propose to get at the bottom of the
whole matter, irrespective of what the Stock
Exchange authorities may do. I shall ex
amine Mr. Keene and all the members of
the pool and find out just what are the
facts of the case "
The receiver added that he expected to
h*j able to give a full statement of the
assets and liabilities of J. M. Fiske & Co.
i to-day.
The governing committee issued a state
ment yesterday saying that the sub-com
mittee on insolvencies had made a report in
the matter of the failure of J. M. Fiske &
Co. and the circumstances surrounding it
and that action would be taken on Febru
ary 9. The sub-committee s report on the
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The Retail Book Business
Excepting the Rare Book Department
Fifth Avenue and 35th Street
failure of LathroD. Haskins & Co. will be
acted upon February 2.
W. S. McGuire. law partner of and attor
ney for Receiver Hotchkiss of Lathrop.
Haskins & Co.. issued a statemen' giving
the result of his investigation of tr.» r ;
ties of the Columbus and Hocking Coal and
Iron Company. These properties, he says.
embrace more than fifteen thousand acres,
on which are coal mines employing about
a thousand men and shipping about two
thousand tons of coal a day. Two oil wells
on the property produce more than a hun
dred and fifty barrels of oil a day. A gas
well, struck last August, has a dally ca
pacity of between three million and four
million cubic feet. The brick plant, owned
through a subsidiary company, is produc
ing about seventy thousand bricks a day,
although incomplete. The $800,000 required
for the construction of this plant has been
advanced by Lathrop, Haskins & Co., and
there is now due them on this account about
$450,000, and for advances on other accounts
about $75,000.
Columbus and Hocking common stock sold
down to 13 on the Stock Exchange yester
day, closing at that figure, a net decline of
8 points for the day. At the weekly auc
tion sale of securities 500 shares were soil
at 17. There were also sold at auction two
lots, of $25,000 each, of the collateral trust
sinking fund 6 per cent bonds, one lot at 25
and the other at 31.
Columbus, Ohio. Jan. 26.— Receivers ap
pointed last night took charge of the prop
erty of the Columbus and Hocking Coal
and Iron Company to-day. A. L. Thurman.
one of the receivers, said that he was
awaiting word from his co-receiver. Will
iam A. Barbour. of New York, before pro
A. T. Seymore, of Columbus, receiver of
the Columbus and Hocking Clay Construc
tion Company, and F. N. Sinks, of Colum
bus, receiver of the Columbus and Hocking
Brick Manufacturing Company, also took
up their duties.
IValsh Seeretarjf of Sinking
Fund Com mission.
The new Sinking Fund Commissir»r was
organized yesterday with the election of
Mayor Gaynor as chairman and Henry J.
Walsh. Deputy Chamberlain, as secretary.
In the past the latter office has been held
by a deputy controller and the selection
of the deputy of Chamberlain Hyde, in
siead of one of Controller Prendergast. in
dicates that the Mayor intends to keep the
work of the commission under his personal
supervision. Deputy Controller X. Taylor
Phillips was secretary of the last Sinking
Fund Commission, and the City Record,
up to yesterday, in its roster of the admir.
iMra'ton. had printed the- names of the new
commission, and then " . Deputy Con
troller, secretary."
The members of t'.ie commiseion, in addi
tion to the Mayor, are Controller Prer.der
gast. President Mitchel of the Board of
Aldermens City Chamberlain Hyde and
Frank L. Dowling, chairman of the Finance
Committee of the Board of Aldermen.
Steps looking to the sale of all real estate
held by the city for which there seems to
be no use either now or in the future were
taken. President Mitchel has been in
formed that such property amounts to some
$25,000,000. Not only is the city paying inter
est on the bonds with which the property
was bought, but it is deprived of the taxes
which would be paid if the property were in
private hands.
An instance of unused property in the
hands of the city is a plot of 135 acres ar
the easterly end of the Terome Park reser
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votr. which has been idle In the hands of
the Department of "Water Supply for more
than twenty years. Its estimated "value ft»
now about S3,C<V>,COO. The Public Service Com
mission has some property along th« rout«
of the subway loop, which it would like to
have converted into cash that could be used
for construction work. . •
There was a disposition shown to scruti
nize with great care every proposition.
President Mltchel held up a resolution" for
the appointment of a land appraisal com
mission, because he believed one cf the pro
posed members had been connected with th«
appraisal of Hunt's Point Park, which wai
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