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Rain or snow to-day and probably to-morrowj colder to-morrow. Detailed weather reports will be found on pigs 13. VOL. LXXIX NO. 174. ORDERED 1H TflEHTDH .Srnnte Startled, by Admissions by Senator Fitzherbcrt of Morris. .-55.000 THE AMOUNT NAMED fnfnrnmtlnn nn Which the Legislators Decided to lteeln tho In vestigation. Tnr.viov. N. J.. Feb. 20. Charges that Penstor llirhnrd Fitzherbert of Morris ro'inty policltel a $3,000 bribo wore mado heforo the Senate Committee on Judiciary thi' afternoon. Senator Fltzhorbert de nies the charges. Tho Senate bos ordered ' that n Investigation bo mado. Although tlio Senato had planned a busy afternoon tho knowledge that one of Its m-ml'r had loon so seriously attacked put a dumper on tho work of tho day and Adjournment was taken. liroiips of legislators gathered about the hills to discuss tho statements mado N-fore the Judiciary Committee, and admitted by Senator Fltzhorbert. that he agreed to do what ho could to kill certain hills providing certain pcoplo got tho money. Tho Senators wero nmazed Some were angry, others thought there might I something yot unsaid on behalf f t the Morris member. Then it was de cided to have on executive session. Before the executive session was called .Senator Fielder and Senator Fltzhorbert had a long talk, tho result of which in Mid to have been that Fielder told Fitz , Herbert to go home and engage tho bent rounel that he could. Fielder Is the minority member of tho Judiciary Com mittee and heard all of the testimony. In th executive session the Senators talked long and earnestly about the matter. They were astonished by the fvidenoe but anxious that everything pofflble bedono for Fitzherbert. A resolu tion drawn by Senator Gebhardt, against whom disbarment proceedings had been recAin earlier In the afternoon, was dopted. Senator Gebhardt had to leave to catch a train and the resolution was prrentod by Senator Ieavltt. It pro vide tlwt the Judiciary Committee of the Vnr.te make an Investigation into all .matter- pertaining to Senate bills 79 and 110, lulls regulating the use of acetylene sa- on railroad trains. Senator Fitz hrlirt V name is not mentioned in the iroolution. Senator Fitzherbert admitted before th Judiciary Committee that ho had iireed to report to the man who had .nduced him to introduce two bills re siding the manufacture nnd use of vetyleno gas an offer of JS.Oon to consent .to the withdrawal of the bills nnd that he had told n supposed representative of the "ommercial Acetylene Company of New York that ho would withdraw tho bills It the sponsor so desired. Immediately after the, disclosures the Senate went into executive session, dis ewil the charges and the admissions of Senator Fitzherbert and decided to order a thorough investigation. In the open Mion which followed the Senate directed 'he Judiciary Committee to conduct n thorough investigation. I he .JudicIaBr Committee, comnosed of Senator Edge of Atlantic. Senator I!ed of Camdufi and Senator Fielder ot Hudson, had n conference with As nunt Attorney-General Gasklll to-night to determine the procedure to be followed w making the investigation. If the Negations should lie substantiated Senn tor Fitzherbert may face Impeachment rrwefdings for misconduct in otllce. l'ri'l"r the evidence thus far produced ill" committee believes there is nothing io justify an allegation involving him 1 m in tinlierv scandal, and as the churge or conspiracy would be difficult of proor " l prohablx thnt the committee will fall hark on the old common, law practice f smrgestlng Ids trial for 'malfeasance in oflloe The nllfg.itions against the Senator re outlined to Gov. Wilson just before departure for Kansas .this afternoon. Ths Governor said that he believed the 'it-iaost publicity should to given the affair, ''ucli he luid no time to consider the ch,ir(rp- m djill to-day "'inns the hearing which resulted in he di-elosiires Senator Fitzhenbort sat 'PPareutiy unmoved. ji Kruw pae wiicn ti, ..;irjnK progressed and near " conclusion remarked that the alle snions against him wero untrue. Hi- 'wo IhHh under consideration were vtidt.. inn 711, introduced by Senntor f'trh-r.K.rt -,y re1e,.t," which would 'oh.', !t, ue of acetylene gas on passcn r "h,!i.s. jtid Senate bill 110. whloh would "n-tiMit t,. miinufucturoof such com with. m a i"'-'rilM'd distance of any residence nt "t'...r innidiiig. Senator Fltzherlwirt L.ai.-.l n, , lu, introduced both "I ro. , t. rn,ue,,t ,,f u constituent, " - .'loped lutn,- whs )r, (i. S. Hid '"' r"" ' of n sanitarium nt Lake R MorrU county. Senator Fltz nd lie understood the bearing h,,.,, (lohtponcd, otherwise I have luul tlio sH)tisor to explain 1 proixjMcd legislation. h Giiy, general innunger of the it cetvlenu Company told tho hat nearly two months ngo ' informed lilm of the pruiiohcd ""'i "I tlio bills and offered his Itldner told Osby that tho I "I' Mils would injuriously 'iip'iny and suggested that i 1 ii h iiii'ir introduction stops-d. i l to give details ut that timu, '"i ' I cannot light in the dark. ' 1 'IN mo iutioduced I will 'tulK ' u.i' v ,i Midnvr again called upon 1 'In- cnuliig conversation was ' by stenographers listening in ipi-n iniiisom. On the tol ' li' ItiiT.igHiucalUidaudshowed ' "I llmllrsl bill, Three weeks ' uiImIiiiI a copy or another bill i '.it vv Inch li-jiino .Senate bill i-iti'd llldner to utiue a price '"Kl-liit ton ami llldur bug ' Hm told Osby huwoul Isuop he ... ia- i h" 'he li.. , "v I '"I -ii 'iiiriin 'r I . imr.i lw ., '' .. , IMi . "Jill ' I, h., Hit . 'h 1 ."S , . i l.r . I,,, . fc lin.j Utt k III, ., 1 1) . "' "Ijll.li eyrKlMtrt, llUlsrht or sl'fini-r,, mm- 7 MaMen lnie, NEW iMXTfand give the rest to the Judiciary Com" mlttee of the Senate. Last Thursday Hldner gavehls ultimatum that If the money was not forthcoming by o'clock the follow ing morning tho bills would be reported from oomtnlttce and their passage could not be stopped. Senator Fitzherbert was then Interr rogated as to who was sponsor for the bills but said ho did not caro to glvo the information. M. K. WIsehart, a reporter, told tho committee that ho had been assigned to look up tho facts In connection with the acetylene bills. Ho called upon Sen ator Fitzherbert at tho latter's homo In Dover last Saturday and Inquired as to tho Identity of Dr. Rldner. Tho Senator told him that lildncr was a good fellow and could got anything he wanted In Trenton. Fitzherbert said he Intended to do with the bills what Kldner wanted and admitted that hn believed one of tho sponsors for the measures was after money. WIsehart asked Fltzhcrlort If ho could get tho bills killed If he camo to Trenton yesterday with $5,000. He said that Fitzherbert replied that ho thought It could bo clone nnd agreed to see tho sponsors of the bills. Mr. WIsehart thon told of tho confer ence nt tho Trenton House between 1 nnd 3 o'clock this morning at which ho, Senator Fitzherbcrt and Osby were pres ent nnd said thnt at that conference tho betmtor said ho would see what could bo dono toward killing tho legislation and agreed to report tho $5,000 propo sition to tho sponsors of tho bills. At the conclusion of the hearing Sena tor Fitzherbert ndmltted that WIsehart had asked him If J5.000 would fix tho matter. "I told him." continued tho Senator, "that I would do with tho bills what tho sponsors wanted mo to do. He told me Osby would pay $5,000 and I said I would report that fact to tho person who had been Instrumental In securing the introduction W the measures. Senator Kdgo asked Senator Fitzher bert If he did not think tluit would .have been the proper time to knock some one down. Senntor Fitzherbert said perhaps It would, but added that innocent per sons frequently 'get In wrong." STATE SENATOR ACCUSED. Move to Disbar Gebhardt of New Jersey on Chance of Unprofessional Conduct TREXTO.v. N. J.. Feb. 20. Former Attorney-General Robert H. McCarter presented to the Supreme Court to-day affidavits upon which he itased an appli cation for a rule requiring State Senntor Willi . ... . ' .'mum i.ueonaraioi iiimteruon county to show cause why he should not bo dis barred. The affidavits allege that the Senator had been guilty of unprofessional conduct In trying to influence the selection of grand and petit 'juries to consider cases in which he was interested as counsel. Accompanying the affidavits was n copy of a letter alleged to have been written by Senator Gebhardt suggesting to a former Sheriff of the county the names of a panel of jurors. At that term of court Senator Gebhardt was counsel in more ttiun half of the Circuit Court cases on the calendar, and it was represented to the court that his effort to bring about the selection of jurors who were his Der- Bonal or political friends constituted a breach of ethics requiring punishment. Tho court accepted the papers, but in formed Mr. McCarter that in accordance with a. new rule recently promulgated they would not be filed as official records unless by direction of the court. Senator Gebhardt declined to-day to make any statement until the allegation had become a matter of public record except to say that any attack upon his professional integrity could only bo made through perjury. THREE BRIDES EXTRA. Sudden Alteration of Berthing Arrange ments on the Good Ship Vasarl. Four German Lutheran clergymen engaged parage n few weeks ngo for Brnzil by tho Lamport and Holt liner VaM" - i, which sailed yesterday, and wero "ool"'i m two double berthed cabins. They are Theodor Oholke. Paul Klein I-.lvirn Heyner and II. A. Weinrlch, and they are hound for Port Allegro, llio drnmle do Hul, lirazil. The agent who took care of them called several days ago at the office ot the line uud said he would like to have unother cabin for the Kev. Mr. Gholke, ni tho clergyman had been married and naturally wanted to tj.ke his wife ulong. The change was made, The next day tho Hev. Paul Klein, who had heard of tho wedding of his brother or the, cloth, told tho agent that he too wished to have a separate room for him self and Jlrs. Klein. Ho was accommo dated. Thon tlie steamship office was thrown Into spasms by tho third appearance of tho agont, who announced that on Monday the Kev. Mr. Heyner had also tnkon a bride. They wero put in a cabin together. Tho Rev. Mr. Wclnrich. therefore, was the only dominie who sailed nlono. At the Pilger Haus, in State stroot, whoro all the clergymen had been stopping, it was said that the Ilov. Mr. Weinrich would not take a bride down in brazil. If lie decided that he wanted to bo married n brldo would be sent to hlnf from this port. MR. KATZ'S AUTO KILLS WOMAN. Runs Her Down Crossing 71th Street May Ilo Margaret Oil her t. Louis Kntz, an art dealer at 21)3 Broad way, driving his automobile from Central Park West on Seventy-fourth street toward his heme at 103 last night struck and knocked down a woman who was trying to cross the street In Tront or No, '.'(). Mr. Kntz tried to steer to one side, but tho woman became confused and Mopped in front of tho car. Mr. Kutz and a friend, Percy Johnson, who was riding with him, reported tho accident to tho police ut the West Sixty-eighth stroot Mat inn uud an ambulance was summoned from Flower Hospital. The woman died shortly after bulng removed there. Later in tho evening some people camo to tho hospital and partially identified tho dead woman as Margaret Gilbert, who they thought had been u servant in one of tho apurtment house near Central Park West and Hoventy-fourth street. 4 TIIAIMH TO FLORIDA. Allantlti Oosnt l.lne Nr ltvel Route. A. U., l::t). 3:3, 0J0 I'. M. All Niecl elec tric llthlcrt lUllmanj. I2! U'wiy.-Milr, YORK, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1912. Copyright, 1012, by the Sun rrlnling and t'ubHthinp HASLETT COUSIN AND LORD REACH AGREEMENT Compromise Announced and Of ficial Itcport of tho Alienists Will Bo Accepted. LAST WILL SEVEN YEARS OLD Lawyer Refused to Make Another Yes terdny Court Names Protector for Old Hermit. Attorney John B. Lord, who caused tho arrest of ex'Scnator Frank J. Gardner and nurso Georgo H. Decker on charge of conspiring with intent to defraud Samuel E. Haslett. tho old recluse, has joined forces with Mrs. Ellen Haslett Samuel, the relative who on Monday started a movo in court to obtain the appointment of a committee to pass upon the hermit's mental and physical com etenoy. At a conference which continued nil yesterday afternoon Attorney Lord and Lnwyor Eugene I'hllbln, representing Mrs. Samuel, agreed to accept tho official Lreport of the three alienists who examined Mr. Haslett Monday nnd who will further study his condition this morning. Mr, Lord gavo the news of tho conference early this morning. Tho alienists' official report will be pre sented before Judge Lewis L. Fnwcett In the Brooklyn County Court Fridar morning, the date ho set in his order given on Jlrs. .Samuel s plea Monday for At torneys Lord nnd Gardner to appear and show cause why the committee should not be appointed to take charge of Has lett s person and property. Tlio alienists already have said unof ficially that the old hermit was undoubt cdly incompetent when he signed the two wills and power of attorney to Gardner in nis musty old house at 138 Remsen street, Brooklyn, last week. They added however, that Haslett had recuperated wonderfully under proper treatment and that he probably soon would be able to take care of himself. Mr. Lord, in hh statement, named thes alienists about whose identity fhere lias been much speculation. They are ur. Henry B. Milton, Haslett's phy siclan fo- years past, and Drs. Wilson and Butler of Manhattan. Incidentally the attorney gavo thj information that the lust will ho had drawn for the recluse was signed soven years ago. "But Mr ."Haslett asked me this morn ing to prepare another will," he added "However, I wouldn't draw up one under the present circumstances. The old man would have to run me a footrace first I wouldn't tako a chance on having a statement of thnt kind resting on me." Here is Mr. Lord's statement made verbally following a night conference with Chief Magistrate Kempner and acting District Attorney John M. Perry: I saw Mrs. .Samuel's lawyer. Kugcne I'lillhln, this afternoon nnd we had n con fereneo In niy otllce. They n creed to ac cept the report of my alienists when It Is placed official!)' before tho court on Friday ninrniuit. The doctors who examined Mr. Ilnsletl are Dr. Henry I), Mlnton nnd Urs. WIIon nnd Butler, who were chosen by Dr. Mlnton to assist him. These nllenlsts nlreudy have expressed the unofficial opin ion that .Mr, llnslett wus incompetent nhen he slKiied the two (hirilner wills, but now is conieteiit. 'Die alienists will make unother examination this inurnimr. Mrs .Samuel's attorney tulil me that her action wus ineiely to protect the relatives Interests As my object Is the same i quickly Kot together This evening I have been talkinc to Chief Maclstrnte hempiier and acting District Attorney lerry vtc merely went over the evidence ngulnsl (inrdncr and Decker, I feel coiitldeut that IInxMt is lighten ing up every day nnd will soon bo n well man. V title tun afternoon conference was pro ceeding Judge Fnwcett named Marcus B. OnnipMI. Republican leader of Kings county, as tho official protector of the old man. lieiween now ami r-rtuny all inpcrs must be served on Camplll, not on Has lett. lliu appointment or Campbell was a mere matter of form, as u person wIiomj competency in in question is not con slderod the proper ono on whom to servo papers. Mr. Campbell has notified Mr. Haslett ol tho proceedings ugainst hint and will uppear in court on Friday to seo that Mr. Haslott s interests are protected H Mr. Haslett is represented lny counsel Mr. Campbell will withdraw. If not he will move tho court to appoint counsel to protect tho defendant's Interests, The uuthority given Mr. Campbell in this case extendB neither to the person nor to the estate of the alleged incompetent. H refers merely to the legal preliminaries incident to tho opening of a oaso of this kind. An appointment of this kind is mado on the judgo's initiative. Tlio sudden shutting off of all infor mation followed noting Distrlot Attorney Ferry's stepping into the case. He hold conferences yesterday with Mr. Lord and with Chief Magistrate Kempnnr and also conducted an Investigation at which several witnesses were examined, but refused to givo out the substance of anything that transpired. A rumor thut more arrests might follow a statement made by Dr. J. T. Deyo could not be confirmed. Dr. Deyo mndo tho statement to Chief Magistrate Kempnor and to Mr. I'erry. Ho claims that it was almost Identical with the ono already published, that It names no now arty to tho ullcgedcon splraoy to defraud tho recluse out of his estuto and thut ho does not sue how it can lead to additional arrests, Tho two wills which Deckor claims that Gardner had Mr. Haslett sign havo not yet been found and a search of the Iioum! in Remsen street has convinced the authorities that they are not to bo found there. Attorney Lord was credited with n statement yesterday to' the effect a fourth will was in existence. This paper, it was reported, was in the X)ssssion of Henry W. Beebe, a lawyer. 207 Henry Mreot, Brooklyn, It wus said to huvu been exo cuted fifteen years ngo. Mr. Beobe at night would not admit holding such a will, Neither would he deny it. He did say, however, that soma yours ngo ho transuoted certain legal business for Mr. Haslett. NDfl STOCK CERTIFICATES Ri (raved and printed by Corllea, Uaor Ooj lac to Joha Street. EaublUhod 1&7. Aa", FOES OF HOME RULE BEATEN. Unionist Attack on Asqulth Cabinet De feated by .121 to 2,11. Snttlal Cablt DtlTialch to TUB Sus. T1V fVl V Vnl, V1 Tlia'tTntntitat Btnaml ment to the address In reply to tho speoch from thii rrhrnnn pnmnlllnlnir ttint. tha Government has not fulfilled its pledges to reconstitute the House of Lords, camo to a vote in tho House of Commons to nlcht nnd wits bnnlen hv Ml tn 911 Tho amendment was Introduced yester day hy Frederick F. Smith, who allogod thnt the promised measure liad not been introduced because of a conspiracy between the Ministry nnd tho Irish Nation alists by which tho home rule bill was to bo forced through. This chargo was Indignantly denied by Sir John Simon, trie Hoflcltor-General. 1 1 111 HIT JIP U nn thn MAVimimAnt wsa based on tho fact that at the time tho Lords' veto bill was passed the Govern ment announced thnt tho meosuro would bo followed by another providing for the reconstruction or tno upper chamber Tho Government, according to, recent statements, will IntrnHnr anMi n Kilt "when time permits." It Insists that tho nome rufo bill is of far more importance at tno present time. NABBED THREE IN SHADOW, Blf Hole In Jewelry Store Window Points to Attempted Burglary, A man ran tip to Policeman Wodicka at Fifth avenue and Twenty-ninth street a little bororo midnight last night and told him thnt he thought burglars wero trying to brenk Into a jewelry store at 11 West Twenty-ninth street. Wodicka went down the block and nabbed a very small man who stood Just within the shadow In front of tho bulldlne. The Jewelry store occupies the ground floor of what used to be an old fashioned high stoop house, Pushing his prisoner ueroro him, the policeman went down tho Bteps to the door, where ho found two men crouching. In the show window of tho store In which Daniel Roth does business In jewelry and antiques was a bltt I air zed hole, but although sevoral highly ornri- mented clocks and vases were within easy reach and the holo was big enough to have admitted tho little man caught In the street nothing, so far as tho police man could seo, had been disturbed. At the station house the little man said he was Thomas O'Brien, a driver, of 507 West 171st street, and that he didn't know the other men, having llrst met them when tho policeman forced htm aown uie steps. -ino other two men said they were John Connors of nowhere in particular and Martin J, Hono of 310 Last Twenty-fourth street, recently dis. charged from tho army. They had sought the Bholter of the stoop for a night s lodg Ing, they said, and knew nothing about the brokeh -window. Alt three were locked up charged with attempted burg lary. MRS. MAXWELL IN SANITARIUM Mote to Free Widow of Borough Bank President Who Is Detained at Easton Mrs. Howard Maxwell, widow of tho president of the defunct Borough Bank of Brooklyn, has been in the Easton Sanitarium at Easton, Pa., for the past four years unde- no nmitment as insane Judge R. C. Stewart of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas granted yester day a writ of habeas corpus directing Supt. C. S. Kinney to produce Mrs. Max well before nim next Monday morning. rho application for the writ was made by Mrs. Florence M. Creagh of 501 West HUth street, long n friend of Mrs. Max well, who hns liecn ignorant of Mrs Maxwell' wheroaliouts until recently. Howard Maxwell committed suicide late in 1U07 after the fniluro of the Borough Bank. In February, 190s, Mrs. Maxwell was placed in tho sanitarium. W. E. Macrendy. a brother of Mrs. Maxwell, signed the application for the order of commitment nnd two Easton physicians mado affidavits that "Mrs. Maxwell was Insane. In her petition asking for the writ Mrs. i.reugn says tnat eno was tinattlo to get any information from the family of Mrs. .Muxwell or from Frank Doollttle. secre tary to William (low, as to Mrs. Maxwell from the middle of February. 1008, until the middle of tho present month. s Mrs. Creagh says In her iwtltlon that Mrs. Maxwell told her thnt application was made to Surrogate Ketchum in Brook lyn on Muy 27, ions, to have tho letters of administration already Issued to Mrs., Maxwell revoked. Frank W. Doollttle nnd William Max well, a brother or Howard Maxwell, woro then appointed administrators. Mrs. Creagh recently visited Mrs. Maxwell In tho sanitarium nnd from her conversa tion with Mrs. Maxwell believes her to be snno and to bo unjustly detained. KILLS FATHER IN BANK. Son Falling to Get 513,000 Also Shoots Brother-in-law and Kills Himself. DRATTOV. N. n.. Veh. ?ft Valllmr n collect $25,000 from his father, H. W. Wallaco. a bunker here. Rex Wallace shot and killed tho elder man, seriously wnnniliMl bis I1rnth0r.ln.law .11H lh.n tired a bullet Into his own brain here last night. Vflthnr nml nnn ,1Ia In.lnnllu ntA If wno somo time before the wounded brother-in-law could crawl to the street and give tho alarm. Tho tragedy was enaoted in tho Wallace bank. Hex Wallace arrived from St. PjlhI on an nvmilni. trnln Uaid w.iaI.. ago the son wrote his father a threatening tower in regard 10 1110 l.'b.uovf wiilcn ho said had been promised to hint by the older Wallace. The totio of the letter did not alarm thn bunker and further oorre- sn'Jlldence led to the annnint ment for thn conference In tho bank here. After tho three men had gathered in the allien or tho bank tho sou renewed his de mand and wnH reftisiwl hv tils futhnr Tin drew a revolver and began firing. The llrst bullet hit the older Wallnoe nnd two others dropped the brothor-in-lnw. Aaherllle. Trjos 4r llenrtrraonvtlla -in una or uie Sky. Balmy air; Bright auiiahlne; Nature'a picture of vter-ebanjrlnr Unaware; Attraotlva notela. Reached hy Southern hallway oineltant train ervtce. Apply M Klltlt Ave, cor. Mlh. Aa. r DOROTHY ARNOLD CASE BLACKMAIL ARREST Her Father Got Threats and De mands for Money From "0. IlusscH." BESSIE GREEN ARRESTED Dcicrtlvc)" Trailed Her a Lonj; Tfmo and Experts Ifnvo Passed on Her Handwriting. Frunolt K. Arnold, the father of Dor othy Arnold, who disappeared in Decem ber, 1910, nnd who has slnoo then received many threatening letters, believes that his most persistant ennoyor is under nrrest. TH.rt girl whom he accuses Is Bessie Green, a negress, 33 years old, who liven at It West 133d street. Sho was arrested yesterday In the District Attorney's office, and Magistrate Barlow In the West, Sldo court held her in $5,000 bail for examination to-day on a chargo or attempted blackmail. Within the last year Mr. Arnold his received about three dozen threatening letters. Beginning with Juno S last series of letters, apparently written by the samo hand, began to como to the Arnold house at 10S East Seventy-ninth street. The letters wero generally short tho scrawling handwriting In even the longest not taking up more than two pages, 1 hey made demands for sums vary ing from 11,000 to ls',000 and threatened. In case the demands were not complied with, either that Mr. Arnold would be Bitot on sight by the writer or that a fam lly scandal would be disclosed. On ,luno 21 a letter was delivered nt tho house with a box. The letter directed that a largo sum or money be placed In tho box and that tho box and money be sent to an address in West 127th street. A registered letter was sent to thnt address and remained unclaimed. There were no more letters until November . when Mr .and Mrs. Arnold returned from Europe, .through advertisements they got In touch with the writer or the letters. but owing to tho publication or a visit made by Mr. Arnold to Police Headquar ters, according to Mr. Keith, they wero not able to meet the blackmailer face to face. Distrlot Attorney Whitman and De tectives Flood and Russo found that the letters had requested an answer to be sent to a box in the Harlem office of a morning newspaper. Tho name given was O. Russell. A negress had obtained possession of that box by advertising reward for the return of a packago "lost on West Saventy-second street." The detective answered a letter re ceived on February 12 In whloh a demand for 11,350 was mode' and wero told to write to "O. Russell," care of Mr. Green blatt nt 121 St. Nicholas avenue, for further instructions. Grecnblatt Is super intendent of Uie apartment there. Some one claiming to be a former employee In the house had asked him to receive n letter thero addressed to "O. Russell ilack Williams, a negro bellhop in an apartment house at 12 West Ninety- second street, got the letter. Ho said a woman had asked him to get the letter for her and stick It in the Ixng Island section of the telephone booth on hi desk and that she would call for it on Saturday night and leavo a dollar in olaco of it. Bessie Green came and got the letter from Mack and handed him a dollar fhe detectives questioned iter. Sho sold she was a nurse and governess and that a woman had called her on tho telephone saying sho hod heard of Bessie and thought she could find work for her. "Tho lady told me." Bessie told the detectives, "that I should come here and get a letter for her and take It to a house on 127th street Besslo gavo the number but the detectives won't) and sho would find work for mo." Although tho addresss on 127th street was the same as that to which the box of money was to have bten sent months before, tho detectives let Bessie go. Thev kept u sharp watch on iter, questioned her frequently and got some specimens of her handwriting. These were given to Will- llnm J, Kinsley and David N. Carvalho. handwriting experts, who were sure thut they wero written by the same hand which wrote the fifteen threatening letters to Mr. Arnold. Yesterday Bessie was taken to tho office of Assistant District Attorney Reynolds and questioned at considerable length. Both Mr. t Reynolds and John S. Keith, Mr. Arnold's lawyer, believo with the detectives that Beeslo was not alone in the business. Sho stanchly refused to tell them, however, whether sho had an accomplice, sticking still to her first story of the mysterious woman who wanted a governoss. Mr. Keith says that Bcssio was never employed ny tne Arnolds and that he believes that the onlv reason Mr. Arnold was n tnro for her letters was that she had seen his name in the papers and believed him to bo wealthy. AN0THERFAMILY OF 5 KILLED. Voodoo Murderer Moves From Louisiana to Texas. Galveston. Feb. 20. Thn mv.i.rinn. murder in Beaumont of the Pattio Dove family, colored, consisting of mother, three daughters and one son. has aroused tho neonle of tho western nnrt nf fmlulann and eastern part of Texas. I his maUee seven families am! thirty victims. In each case an axe was thn weapon used and in each caso no motive nas oeen nisoovereu. Iho police are inolinod to bnllnvn it is a religious fanatic's work, but so care fully has he covered up ills tracks that the officers aro without cluos. Ho wields an axe with onrtnln n-nn and even with throe nnd four members or a family in one room hn slnvu than. ono by ono without a struggle from tho victims. The first crime was oommittiul nt. it,. La,, when five members or a fnmllv VAPU killed. Tho next was at Crowlov. wh.n a family of nve was killed. Two families at Lafavette of four each. a. fnmllu ,,r i.. at Lake Churlojs and another family of iiireo at. urowtey nave oeen Killed. keepa oat tho cold." Easily prwrid.-!",. Attociafion. TORNADO KILLS EIGHT. Sweeps Outskirts of Shreveport Prop erty Loss tJOO.OOO. SnnKVKfonT, La., Feb. 20. During tho Mardl Gras celebration hero this after noon tho outskirts of tho city were swept by a tornado from the west. Eight persons wero killed instantly and a scoro Injured. Tho property loss totals $200,000. FLEW ACROSS LAKE ERIE. Toung Aviator Lands In Canada From Eric, Pa., Nearly Frnten. Ponr Dovkb, Canada, Feb. 20. Earl Sandt, 23 years old, landed here this after noon in an aeroplane In which he had successfully flown across Lako Erie from Erie, Pa., a distance of thirty miles. covered In twenty-four minutes. Al though ho nogotlatod a graceful landing Sandt waj so numbed from cold that ho had to bo assisted from his seat In tho aeroplane. Ho said tho trip had been marred by no untimely incident, but that ho suffered terribly from tho low 'temperature nnd cutting wind, FROM $12,500 TO $150,000. Mantrgna's "Madonna anr Child" Makes a Wonderful Advanro In 0 Years. Sptelal Cablt ntspalch to Thi Sex. Bp.nLl.v, Feb. 20. A crowd of people prominent In tho art world attended tho sale to-day of tho pictures by old masters which wore tho proerty of the late Herr Weber and whloh formerly graced the town hall of Hamburg. Tho collection was regarded as the finest In Germany. Klolnborgcr, tho Pnrls dealer, gave S1S0.000 for Andrea Muntegna's "Ma donna nnd Child." The somo canvas was sold In London in 1903 for $12,500. It is understood that Kleinberger bought tho picture in behalf of an American col lector. TWO BLIZZARDS COMING. Hevere Hiortns Reported From Northwest 1 and Southwest. St. Lotus. Feb. 20. Blizzards from the southwest and northwest are moving rapidly toward tho Atlantic coast. Street oars were blockaded in St. Louis early this evening by blinding snow. which continues falling over a lurge territory. Snow lias fallen in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region and sleet nnd snow are reported in the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Bad weather with snow nnd cold winds pre vailed all over southern Missouri to-day. Tho worst snowstorm in flvo years is on in the Southwest. In southern Oklahoma tho snow is driven by a strong wind which is filling railroad cuts with wet snow. Deep snow is reported along the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. CHINA'S NEW FLAG GOING UP. Minister Chang Will Invite Diplomats tn Unfurling Ceremony In Washington. Wahiiinotos, Feb. 20. Chang Yin Tang, the Minister of China to the United States, has announced that ho will soon give an official reception to tho Diplo matic Corps mid American officials to witness the unfurling of the new Chinese flag of flvo colors. Minister Chang was appointed by tho Imperial Government nnd since a repub lic has been established ho expects to bo recalled. This, he explained, does not prevent his being loyal to his country nnd his flag, so he has hauled down the old yellow and black Chinese dragon which has been tho flag of tho Manchu dynasty nnd will make an official cere mony of hoisting tho new one. SUBMARINES UNDER ICE. Fleet lteatly to Start for Unusual Tests In the Chesapeake. Norfolk, Va., Feb. 20. Escorted by the consort Costlne, submarine boats D2 and D3 left tho navy yard to-day and anchored in Chesapeoko Bay to-night pre paratory to beginning submerged testa under tho ice to-morrow. The tests will be held off Cape Vllle. Va., and It Is said will bo tho most oxten sivo yet attempted. Five other sub marines now at tho Norfolk Navy Yard will join tho two up the bay this week and tho seven will have submerged tests at tho same time. One thing to bo attempted will be a searchlight drill under water. The ships will dlvo 100 yards apart and will attempt to find each other with their searchlights. There will be torpedo firing under water and it is said a sham battle will bo fought. HOT FIGHT IN HAYTI. Forty Killed and Many Wounded on the Government Hide Malls by Sea. Sptetal cablt Dttpatelt to Thk Sen. Cams Haytikk, Fob. 20. An official report has just been received of a severe light between the revolutionary forces and Haytion Government troops near tho Santo Domingo frontier. Tho (lovernment troops suffered a loss of forty killed and a large number wounded. A small Dominican coast vessel has been engaged for the convoyonoo of tho malls from MontoCristl to Cape Haytlen owing to the interruption of communication by way of tho frontier. "ELIJAH" PLAYS A HARP. Head Holy Ohoster and I.upo's Gang In the Atlanta Prison Orchestra. Atlanta, (la., Feb. 20. "Elijah' Sand- ford, head of the Holy Ghost and Us Society, who rocontly bo can his term as a convht in tho Atlanta Federal prison, Is playing in the orchestra, having tukun up the study of music. "Elijah" lias chosen tho harp for his Instrument and lutn a splendid specimen, costing several hundred dollars, whioh is said to have been h part of tho para phernalia on ills yacht, tho Coronet, which came itBhore in New England with the crow starving, In tho prison orchestra also are five of the Italians from the gang of Lupo the Wolf, though Lupo himself la not a musician. All the Italians, part of a gang of notorious counterfeiters, are rauslo lover, and show past knowledge of various instruments. The. Lupo gang was sect hers from New York. I, j . PRICE TWO CENTS. BRANDT'S PARDON SOUGHTjN HASTE Attorney-General,. Tiidgo Hand and Mr. Nicoll Repair to Albany. SCA ND ALS ARE TO BE MET Mr. SchifT Insists on It and His Wife's Testimony . Is Offered. ORIGINKNOWN,ITS SAID Justice Oprnrd's Decision in Fa vor of Brandt Is Expected To-dny. APPEAL IF WRIT IS UPHELD Hand Henrins Stops Short to Put th .Scnntlnl Knd Up to tho Governor. Immediately after Judge Richard ti; Hand adjourned the Brandt pardon hear Ing yesterday afternoon, on the ground Hint Gov. Dir. must decide whether Morti mer L. SchifT, Mrs. SchifT nnd Howard S. Onns may testify, Attorney-General Car. mody cntight tho first fast train for Al bany to tell tho Governor thnt unless: Brandt Is pardoned to-day Supremo Court Justice Gerard will sustain the) writ of halieas corpus und probably denounce the prosecution of Brandt as a travesty of justice. Mr. Carmody had been informed that if the Justice finds that ho can delay no longer out of courtesy to Mr. Dix, he will have to make public an opinion which. based on the same records that tho Gov ernor reviewed, will bo totally opposed to the Governor's conclusions. The only practical way, Mr. Carmody concludes. In which tho 'Governor can give sneedv justice to Brandt, as well as to save hinv sou irom embarrassment, will be to Issue a pardon some time this afternoon. If Justice Gerard sustains the writ Dis trict Attornoy Whitman 'will appeal. lite first session of the pardon hearing producod-an acrimonious fight between De Lancer Nicoll, Paul D. Cravath and John D. Lindsay, counsel for Mr. Schiff and Mr. Gans, und Attorney-General Carmody and District Attornoy Whitman, who were supported by Brandt's lawyers, .Mlralieau Lt, Towns nnd Hobort M. Moore. Mr. Nicoll led the tight to get Judge Hand to permit Mortimer L. Schiff, Mrs. Morti mer L. Schiff and Howard 8. Gans to appear as witnesses. Ho said they did not. want immunity from prosecution and would not accept it. The Attorney General and tho District Attorney told Judgo Hand that section CSI of the Penal Law automatically grants immunity to witnesses who apiear in such proceedings. lite District. Attorney told the Com missioner flatly that ho expected to in dict for conspiracy certain witnesses whoso appearance before Judge Hand he objected to. 'lhen Judgo Hand declined to assume tho responsibility of affording possible Immunity to Mr. Schiff and Mr. Gans and adjourned tho hearing until 11 A. M.. rttesday, February 27. Judge Hand left for Albany last night to hove a confer ence with tho Governor. Mr. Nlooll also went to Albany to submit briefs to Gov. Dlx. It was confidently asserted last night that tho Hand hearing is dead and that the Governor would be constrained to issue a pardon. tiik scmrrs WANT EVKnTTnwa told. Mr. Nicoll's speech before Judgo Hand in tho early part of the proceedings yes terday. In which he said that Mrs. Schiff, as well as Mr. Schiff and Gans, would" like to have an opportunity of refuting false and scandalous storioa that reflected on a woman's honor, was perhaps the most Interesting fcaturo of tho day. Replying to tho District Attorney's objection that In appearing for Schiff he represented merely a witness, not the complainant In the Brandt caso, Mr. Nicoll said: I represent tho man, whether you call him the complainant or the witness, whoaa home was hurglarUed, whoso person was assaulted, whose property was stolen and whose wlfo was slandered by this defendant. So I say that In any court or In any pro cedure I have nnd ought to havo a voice and a chance. I want to say to your Honor If you are not familiar with tho recent his tory of this proceeding that my client has but one otijoot In view, and that is to 1st tho people of the State of New York and all publlo officers know the full story ot tula transaction In all of Its details. We want nothing held back, whether It be thn application to the llovernor or the report of the Governor's official or anything else. I say that my client and his counsel hare been misrepresented to the people of the State of Now York and pilloried In ths publlo press by the vilest and most mall- clous lies that I havo known of, and I want an opportunity to correct the injustice and to toll the tain fully. I want lt to b told front the beginning to the end, I want every witness, every paper, evnrr document spread upon this record so that you and all other Magistrates and all other prosecuting offlcors and tho Governor him- salt may know this wicked tale from ths beginning to tho end, for It is a wicked tals. It Is the talo of astonishing and unheard of wickedness. And In it, your Honor, ar Involved tho honor of a rospcctablo family and .the reputation of n virtuous wife and mother. I do not intend that anythins shall be held back any longer. 1 intend to and will drug It into tho littlit. I cay that this pris oner made his application to the Governor for pardon on tho ground that he was not guilty of burglary at all, but that hn was In that hoiiHo that night by the Invitation of Mrs. SchifT, aud I will expose and tear away tho mask by which It is now protended that he suffered In order to save the honor of a woman. I will show the hours and the place where was conceived the vile story whloh ho put first In print. I will snow you whosa hind as. la ted him to pen, wHoBstnlndhelpad him to oonoelve it. I will provs to youx , -I ft- '