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Commissioners of Accounts Ac
cuse Jeweller of Having "Cnp
iers" to Boost llids.
Owners Have No Hope for
Freighter Cnujrlit in
("Jiile Off rnrs.
On Wet Streets
Antir Skids
stance I have come to t! e nni l.islon '
by now tiardonlni; llr.indt I nni n. tine I
for the I ir Intel oat f if lln people of tin!
.StUte. Wltl.HM St 1,hM I
.ttlst twenty-four bouts nf'er llrandt
entered Albany as n ronvni with
twtntv.foiir ears of a thirt.v year prison '
sentence to serve lm Inf t the rlty 11 free
man with lulled Stubs Senator Ktiuin
Nelson of Mlntii'iotii Si'iiiitiir NVl,.n ,
offered to liiKi- 111. unit in W.ctlilnittoti 1
and thru to send liltn to Minn. -.'t.i '
where hp will net i mplov incut tor I- tn i
I'nrrlnii Is roiidlllonnl.
Brandt's p.itilon wn conilllloiiii. Iiij
return for hi" freedom he promised tlov
M 1 1 ; r r he would not appeal In pnbili .
on the "lime or otherwise, .n connection I
with tin- inso. I tin t l.o vvniild nut ."celt
tr. g.iUl nototlelj li vviltlni; the hltotv .
of the awe 01 dli u It In public for i
m other onldei.itlon I
lirandt also nssiit.-d tin- C.iv ernor that ,
he Wouldn't tepent ,lll f.lle M.I I ttl tl t ." ,
lie ever had made relleetlnu on the rhal-
al ter 'if llllv person i olltlocte.l with Hip
If Hrandt violate" either of these ron
d,nin the (iovornor snjs his pardon
in!' be i evoked and lie will he remanded '
tn prison to ,ete oi III" term
Huh the formalities of illim; the pa
per In 'he nlll. of the Secretary of
Slate iivit ltr.in.lt prepared t.i leave the'
Capitol At the -Hie door of the (So'
rnors ptlMile i.miii he p.m"l and
grasped tit" (iineinnl f h.md
"( iood-lix . thalil. vou,' he es .limed
"(timd-lij , my ho) And Rood .U k I
oii yd id the (Imernor. I'.enpmip'-'
J nni pri'iine. to hip I vvi'. ee ma
1 ni c( alone "
1ln., nl .Vol ttrll.
Willi SriMinl' ,'u Islll, llii"in-" ""I
!i end nf the !.i ( i or' a llr.indt r.sie m
An e.pvat.ir t'i- llr! II" o "f ' '
How do vou feel." he was a'we'l
' S vrrv we. I.' vv.i the anuet
' tv v on happv .'
' eiv h.ippv . nit I don't feel wei.
repNed Ur.indt
Senator Nelson Interrupted and the
four !' whirled iiu.iv to a hotel In an
t, n iitiohlli. fter dlnlntr they went to , " " "
t .- lutein and l"ft Alluny on the . of the crime to which h pleaded guilty there In not any power that In the pnd
i . . ii U train fo- New Vorl. small and for which lm wan sentenced can deter tho cruise of Justice "
clowil hHd yatliere.l I.. M-e him awn i In short, it was charKed that Hrandt, c; Sulrer Introduced 'Senntor el
U ,,e Itran,,, did no. learn a trade as old "rlof mlrThere In
...n in pel.,... he nu'orai, .shed mm h ..J" JVJUJ,(( ,ess the Interest of justice "
to hr.p htm In th. future Ho was stu- , n ,W(.m. f collrt nml ,n ndtnlnU- The Senator tnld that n. lawyer he
fi'ou- anu aiiiiiireu a Kono eom-.uioii.
ml dim: to Mr roiinpl. Mitalie.iu I.
WT- . ..... It . nl. . . . . .... ... ...n,,. ...tl.A
II.VMI- II. ill-. r.M'. Vi.- ' lii.iA.- iinr
a little monej ..in .,f a window cleanlni; I
In iiii, m Ii- WMtked out In prison
(Jo, Suiter's pardon to llrandt wa
pranted on ttie r-tractlon written last
n.Kht In the KNeciiilvc l hamher after
Iiranui anil uaroen ivaiex iiao o-en tions t is tncotice villi e to mo mat Jou
M.rlted in for a secret conferen-e with, will nh a de,er,ltlot. without the )
,; sulxer 'f'lll-xt In-estimation, for not only Is the
The hearlm: l-fore the (Iovernor to. 'proof of tin- falsity of all the chaws c.;
, " r , iVui, i ,i, j r.,rt . e.ll,le. hut their falsity has heen con-
r .:ur. llC r . ?. ,t L r !n W p.,,,, nam, Mill -
... ..w... ... j
n""" '
( rnml t ills Chntnher
The Governors statement tliat the
iKarlnc s, hrduled for 30 o'clock would
I, puhlli- attracted a numher of people
A l the chairs that the ohamW would
hold were ranci'd ab-iut tlio room, much
nf'er the f.i.shlon of rlnKsldp (-eats at
n prizetlcli;. few women were there
When the chairs were tilled and people
.MM nied into the room the ushers ami
detecthes hecan t line up the M .ecta-
tors behind the rows of seat-, and oon
thf were packed four or t'.ve deep
There were the Idlv 1'urious. tho.se
really interested In the lirandt case. 1
ma ny attorney. Col .loseph ' Scott.
Superlntcnden. of the State Pri-ons.
and oMldals of the prison department
71I f r,.n, ' "
f-'wedlsli scK-leties who .sinned a petition
u-iiii 1 1 it .,iii.i "i ii. twit
Anions these were Charles II .lohan-,
tirebldr nt of the I'niled Swedish
poi'letlcs nf New
York. t)i William,1
Rorslrom. Charles A .lolmson. .lohn
, .,,.. .. . ,
H Johnson, s. I. Malmrop. president of
the Swedl.-h ll"tii" for the Accd: Charles
i '?ren. plisidi nt nf the Scandinavian
"irplianace of Hmoklvn. i:mil 1". John-
Mm. master ..f Swedish Masonic l.odces;
John Hartrll. president of the Brooklyn
Swedish iU-plt.il. Albert Waltner.
presidi. of the Swedish American fit I-
ren l.eacue. c,rl Pahlen. financial
-eretarv ..f thp Swedish Homo for Aced
T'e-.ple; John dlin. noble erand of Swisl-
Wh ...idco - I". IMwnr.l Ahl and
I rithop Aiulerson "f .New , orl: .
At ;', o'clock iio Sulzer entered With
1'hn were ttorne -Cenerai Carmody,
who -lm- Hrandi's application lo i;v.
Dix ha- h..e nuklni: a ff.-eat llht to
free him -.ml ... ,.r VeUon
Iret him and Senator .Nelson.
llrand and his keeper., too M
d'.M cllv in front ,.f the (.overnor. lirandt
ulai'cd str.i.cht at th i;oernor. C..
Rulzrr s-.ii.l:
"fJuitl. men I have Riven a Kreat deal
of . onshleratlon and thousht to this
.ap .nil mv mind Is fnllv mnile no
a.r .11 1 " , ti i . J , . "
.-,s t., what I shall .1,.. I have dpter-
inmrd to do substantial Justice Hrst.
l.iwesei. I will road lirandt's appllca -
lion fo- i lemi ncy "
Tne Governor then read Hrandt's con
iehlff Letter (trad.
After tills the Governor read a letter
from Mortimer Schlff, written last Mon
day. The letteir follows;
I understand that n application Is be.
Ing mad to you for Hxecutlve clemency
for Hrandt and that you will hold a hear
ing upon the application next Friday As
1 do not Intend to be represented at this
hearing. I am writing this letter In order
lo e:.plaln why I have heretofore opposed
all applications for the release of llrandt
nnd why upon certain conditions I should 1
offer no opposition to the present appll-
cation If ou determine that Hrandt Is
how a fit mbject for Executive clemency
In a public statement which I made
under date of February 2", 1913, I said:
"If Hrandt's application had lieen based
upon evldenco of sincere repentance and
lontrltlon and willingness to lead a decent
life 1 should not have opposed It, but
based as It was upon lying and scan
dalous attacks upon my honor, to which
he gave all the publicity of which he
was capable, 1 could ntt do less than op
pose It by every honorable means at my
This Is still my position I have op
posed the efforts heretofore made to ob
tain Hrandt's release from prison, because
every such effort has been based upon
scandalous and widely circulated false,
hoods. The basis of Hrandt's appeal to
Senator Nelson and of his appeal to (jnv
Mix, which I am Informed was a mh
stantlal lepetltlnn of his letter to Senator
Nelson, was a serlps of malicious nnd
scandalous Hps.
So were the applications for writs of
ha boss corpus. While the Journalistic
sponsors for those applications became
loud In their prolestatlons of dlslelef in
the more scandalous of Hrandt's lies, In
which they theretofore had given curiency
by Insinuation and Innuendo, more telling
and unjust than direct slateniejit the
campaign for Hiandt's relciiKo still pro
ceeded upon the theory chat he had been
"railroaded" to prison.
It Involved the gravest charges against
my counsel, Mr dans, and myself and
M(nst the Judge by whom Hrandt waa
tntenceil . among tlu-m chaiges that
Hrandt had been cheated Into pleading!
guilty by the promise f a light l.et.1." co1
made In iu behalf, thai false testimony '
had been produced against him, Hint my j
counsel and I had Improperly Influenced
the Mfca and that Brandt was gulltlein I
i" ip rlctn American Pre avh-Piioii
tratlon of Ju-t'ee than n defence of our :
nnn honor t
oppo-e nny effort for
tl. ... Ktnnu.. ..nn.. .i.nt. rn. I .
.M.iu.m. iv. -,i i-.. iii I . ii . .
iipon such crouniis. i
io inw ti..a..,i iiranui upon uiose ;
croutuM would liavp Len to lniuci wronss
'too appnlllni; t.i enntemplate i
if lira tint's preent application Is busd
pon ntn f 'the ume fale charges which
or9 . L.isN of the previous appllca-1
.asserted with m tntieh persistence ny .
llr.uiilt s supporters, tn.it upon ine recoro
i.. r- .Iinik-e Ilnsatsky llrandt was not I
Icullty ..r f crime of ImrKlary In the
tlrst decree lie.aus.. he said ttiat the door i
"" ""h h.nst was open whn through
,J- (-''thleio';, "ff Z
,,h ,.,,', .,, ,, , ti',ie tllc ,
ni,i.rt of mak.j? the foPowltiK quota-i
ltnn i,ecau-e It disposes of o much of
the Hratidt ca-e I
' 'Confession was atwas ieKarded as th
Jl erleT"..!' 1
( f trrnsn (I (.hty
, .rll ,.nv l::,.,:o IIIlc1 citations In mar -
,Ki,,., ntp. i
MimmI CnlltTf llnritUrj. I
The prlsnr then stood before the court
conMcted on his plea of Kuilty of the;
I"'"'" "( huwlary In the first decree. The
I' - " - ' IT'ise situation, as far
concerned. s tli.mch a xerdlct of cullty
nail li1' 11 rrnner-'O liv ii jiii. .iimi iHHiuiiK
''II rrnner-'O liv ii jiii. .iimi luuiuiiK
hort of a withdrawn of that plea with
'leave of the mint could ehanije that sit-
uiitlon 1
. ...'.-.. . " -illl. J. '
the M'ntenre. i.vrrv precaution appears
hip M'im'iirp. i.iitv ir-.'.iuiion n,ir.i-.:
, ,,np ,,., ,vr-n bv th- court to an
t,r!se the prisoner of the gravity of Ins
situation and to mnke Mire that he un-
derstood the jnoei eillnta and the possible
oiisp.piences of a plea of RUllty
' , ""' A '',
II 1 I . U
n.lvl. e of two different
f.ip frntn refinpt riir n
,. .'. ,,,,,, a dl.,ir , withdraw I
his plea, be persisted In standing upon It
It Is startllnc iropostlon that state-
inent m.ide In the ileslri- to secure clem-
1,v " I'erson comlctert of crime.
X'c .'If nuM'lw.ih"
nr ,.,,.. ,.rmind for a dlscharse on
habeas i orptis possthh after the death or
(lis.lpp..aranci- of nee. ssnry witnesses to
pioy tli-off.-iue chawd
Kw-ry JudK- of anv experience n the
lulininlstratlon of the criminal law knows
r-tatenw-nia cannot r, a rule be
,....,,, a,,,! surely lh,. JihIrp in this
,.. t hmi t cc,.pt at Its face
nlue the stat. m.'iit of the prisoner that
h- found the liasi nu nt cate. the ash hoist
and .liar Hour of a N. w Vork dwvllinK
'onv. nlently open In th- nlsht tlnm ror
. ll,,n to ' nl"r wltll,llt lM'ln technically
Ktillty of ImrKlary. Hveu upon the prls-
',,,. wn M.-.tonm the manner In which
. n entered the hous- uipets th "tattitorv
' il.ilnltlon of brpakliiK
This reconl discloses no eiror or lrreS-
ularltv which would Jutiry the Interfer-1
ence of this court even if the case was
here on appeal from th" JiMBinent or con
1 have said that it Is my duty to urge
you to refuse thn present application for
the pardon of Hrnndt if it is based upon
nny of the former grounds. Hut If this
application should be based upon the nc
knowleilgmuit of the falsity of the former
grounds and the pas'.s of the appeal Is the
length of the sentence. I would feel that
the fact that I had been the victim of
ttraridt's crimes nnd falsehoods would give
me no greater right to oppose his pardon
me no greater right to oppose his pardon
than nnv other citizen would have Ii
should then feel Hrandt had been sum-,
clently punished ant! whether he came be.
fnrp ou In such n frame of mind and In
such a ntatp of repentance and with such
asurances for his future conduct as to be
worthy of Executive, clemency
In a word, my attitude Is this, If Hrandt
asks for the exercise of your pr rogatlve
as an act of Justice. I would oppose it be.
cause Justice has been done. If It Is nsked
as an act of mercy, I should be the last to
object. .MoRTiMim U Scmrr.
falls on A t tornry-tJrnrrnl,
Gov. Sulzer then nsked Attorney.
General Cnrmody to say a few words.
"I have nlwnys nsked for tho pardon !
of Hrnndt, not as n mutter of mercy but
of Justice," said Mr Carmody.
"The, record showed that while he ad
mits ho was guilty tho question In my
mind wns, Wan that guilt properly do
tprmlnpil In tho manner outlined bv our
procedure In courla of a crlmlnn! na- ,
turo" 1
"There waa no trial. There never has
bepti a Judicial determination of the
facts back of this case. Thn minutes
of the Grand Jury did not show that nt
tho time when Hrnndt entered thn resl
dence of Mr. Schlff there waa present a
human being In tho house, and that Is
absolutely necessary to show that the
crime of burglary was of tho first de
gree. "Gov. Sillier, you are entitled to the
'thanks, of Hrnndt, of the Iiw Depart'
"""" " "i ' " ' "'"'T"
mPI,t ."' V"' f,,,".P NrW Vork "ml nf
Jfafrlty for having wiped out that hint
from III" Jiiiliil.il liielnl'.v of llio Sliiio
nnd of showing n proper measure nf
Executive clemency and showing tht
nprepil with Mr TArmodv and had
thought from the first that the nen-
,. - ., ... .
tpnCP of mm I u-n !..!.'.
tha,.,n ,... h.M.
. '
' '"n say Is that If Mr. Brandt
win Ro with me- I have neverscen 1dm
before-tf he will Kn wlOt me" I will
take him nwny to Washington and from
Ihf,rn ,,ri.i. t,i H,,, ,,,,,
'"ff "''''J 'm.wh ""Tr m
J'"10 Mlnlno!,"'n- ' think he will
nn atmndance of people ready to
help him alonn to start a new 1 fe and
ho can become a man npaln and retrlevo
his pa-St '
Tlie Governor then en! Hraiidt and
jn.,. .... ' " ,u ',. . '
n , m the Secrolary of
'"'' f "'re anil me parilon was re
nrdlah nPi.ii ni. in m
r " ",m "
to Wnshln-fton To-day.
'"to town on Train 0.
arnHng at th r.rand CVntral Station at
:o last night He wbr acpompaniel lv
Senator Knutn NVIson Mlrr.lu.sn l'.
ouornpy. nanes r. Jonann
, president of the lnited SwesJish So
j . R ... . w , , ' .
" ,, Sll!h He! ( ' P. ,'
''"f" " SwoliKh Homo for AKo!
People and a numlr of membra of
Tho party nearly
flei a liillman car
irt 1,.,:. -t - r 1 - i, n
in.-ir.im m irany iirannt
uiumikji me Hocona car and al
most stumhlpl over Howard (ians, who
....... iiimriiey lor mo .-.cmns. and
William lomrl rnrmnrl- n i..
District Attoiney under Jerome
On tho train Hrandt was askei about his
plans for tho future
"I am in tho hands of mr fr-innilc t am
tr) 1)0 out ,, , rf
. ... . 1 "w 01 uv4
'""anew, hoanawore,)
cwnator Nelson said that ho would
tako llrandt to Washington and after a
stay of four or tlvo davs there ho and
,inlndt would co west
f " ?'-'" ' the pnrtr in
' t"" (,r"n1 fntml Station. kn l,irCp that
tho station oflicials tried to mom it on
llrandt said ho wan kouir to Klushmi: to
hp., homo friend-and Ket honm cloihinp
, h , u, , u
I ,nl" l,nr ' would U at llenry'H
' restaurant. 6!( West Tliirty-si.ith Mnv-t
, where tho Unite! Swedish Societies
1 1 give him a diimer
Hmnilt wnnrini- .. ....r 1 . .
""" n"l' tylih dark over-
".ml """V- 6v unit, dark
j liluo tin and Krny ti)U Klovos. looked,
, as ho lllmsflf dnclamd he ft, "ko a Hot
,lf 22 - and hannr tn hi k , 7
v " vnrl ' i" ,i i? u in
j ' , "Rain no harhnrwl no ni-
jmoaitv toward any ono in tho world
. ho Haiti
1110 "-rdoned man refuwHl to riihcn...
, . nihcusj,
,., , -t .
1 wl" " "e'ylhinc in mv power to
show tho American people that I can mnke
n man of myself," he said " man o
mve up anything in tho wor,j to KaU
his Ufr and liberty " h
Miratieaii Towns. Brandt' lawyer,
said that tho pardoned man would tike
up literary work In Minnesota He said
ho doubted if It was commonly known that
llrandt la a clover man with liia pen
Sr-nator Nelson went from the Grand
Central Station to the. Hoti M.urJ?"'1
uP Hn,l ho would not attend tho dinner tn
Hrandt 1 "
Hrandt arrived at n dinner Kivnn bv thn
Unit-d Swedish Society at llonry's rentnii
mut, ny West Thirty-sixth street at it
o'clock Mirnlieau Towna nnd Senator
Nelson were with him
)r Ilobnig. president of the society
land fifteen members greeted him'
', Hrandt chatted .anguinely with them
I nt n few handwichos aiiddrnnk a connlo
1 f bottles of lieer i-oupio
of bottles of lieer
After the sppeohen most of the nartv
went with lirandt to the Pennsylvania
Station, whence with Senator Nelson he
went on the 12:30 train to Washington.
Got. nix, Manx Coord and I. a wren
Hare Bern Involved.
Foulke K. Hrandt, or Lawrence de
Foulke, an ho sometimes called him.
self, was employed by Mortimer I..
Schlff. the Bon of Jacob Schlff, at his
voiiiury piaco at i lysier nay In the
Hummer or tauti. Ho wn discharged,
but wns later reengaged and remained
In Mr. Schlff'B employ until February
II, 1907, when ho wu again dlscihargrd
on tho ground that ho had written nn
impudent letter to Mrs. flohlff.
About n month later ho entered the
Schlff home, nt 932 Fifth avenue, and
later was accused by Mr. Schlff of as
saultlng ihlm with a nlnepln. After
parleying with tils former servant Mr.
Schlff made an appointment with him
at his office, When Hrnndt went there
two days laler ho was arretrd. He
war. charged with assault In the nml
degreo and with burglary, It being
alleged that he had forced an entrant
Quality Never Varies
Into the house and had slolen Jewelry
Milued at $200.
llrandt was represented by Carl
I'lscher-llansen, who was laler con
victed of a crime, nerved a term In the
penllenllary and was disbarred. Howard
(Jail"', a former Assistant District At
torney, wa.s in charqp nf Mr. Schlff's
llrandt pleaded ptillty to the bur
glary chiirse and was sentenced by
JuiIrp Hosalsky in the Court of General
Sessions tn serve thirty years, the maxi
mum sentence, In State prison He
was JO iar.s old at that time.
llrandt went to Sine Slnu and later
to Dannrmora, where In 1900 he began
his effort to Haiti his freedom. He
appealed 11 rM to Senator Nelson of
Minnesota, who requested the Swedish
consulate in N'ew Vork to take up the
matter Other interests were enlisted
and an appeal was made to (iov. Ulx In
1911. who finally appointed Hlchard
Hand as commissioner to hold hearings
and report on the nppeal for pardon.
It wa.s said that Brandt Irased lita ap
peal on a scandalous story, and Mr
Hilhtff to clear up the matter when he
opposed the pardon made public
lirandt's letters.
in addition to the scandal stoty,
which Hrnndt admitted In his recent ap
peal to Gov. Sulzer was untrue, llrandt
sought his release on the pround that
his sentence was much too severe for
a first offence nnd that he had been
led to plead utility through the repre
sentation, of his lawyer that he would
lip let off with a year's imprisonment.
Meantime those Interested In Hrandt's
case differed among themselves how
to proceed, and a bad legal tangle re
sulted Supreme Court Justice. Janios
W. Gerard granted a writ of -habeas
corpus and ordered Hrandt's. relan'e on
the ground that Hrandt was Improperly
convlctfd. That move halted the Hand
Inquiry abruptly and that part of tho
Investigation came to nothing.
Hrandt enjoyed a few weeks of liberty
under the writ granted by Justice
Gerard and then spent several weens
In the Tombs after the order had been
reversed by the Appellate Urlvlplon.
Title eaip w'as carried up to the Court
of Appeals, which decided last June that
the court In which Hrandt was tried
had Jurisdiction
These proceedings were not con
cerned in any way with the former
Schlff valet's guilt or innocence. In
an attempt to go Into that side of the
matter Judge Hosalsky. whose action
In t'ne Hrandt case had been severely
criticised, ordered the ca.se reopened
before him in General Sessions. This
move also came to nothing, as It was
found that Judge Rosal'ky did not
have the power to take such action.
Hrandt went back to Dannemora. to
may there until Gov Sulwr took up
his lose.
The charge that Hrandt had been the
victim of a conspiracy and that there
had been many improprieties In con
nection with his trial and conviction
was placed before the Grand Jury by
District Attorney Whitman. After an
Inquiry that lasted nearly two months
the Grand Jury failed to find Indict
ments. The Grand Jury did. however, write
a presentment In Which it found that
Hrandt was a thief, but not a burglar.
Judge T C T Craln refused to accept
the presentment
Denies Motion of Clniiiiiint to
.WiM'tain Toiuumo f
Lost Liner.
In a memorandum dictated from his
cot In the New York Hrwpltal Judgo
Charles M. Hough of Ihe Federal Dis
trict Court denies a motion made by one
of the Titanic claimants named Ander
son. who requested that Special United
States Commissioner Goodrich be re
quired to ascertain the tonnage of the
The motion, which waa filed by Hunt,
Hill & Betts, attorneys for the Titanic
survivors' protective committee, waa
designed to determine whether the
Oceanic Steam Navigation Company,
Ai owners of the Titanic, shall be al
lowed the benefit of the t'nlted Slates
statute nf liabilities or shall be forced
to reimburse the Titanic victims to the
extent demanded under the Hrlttsh law.
The former statute holds the ship
owner responsible to the extent of the
passage money and the value of the
wreckage recovered, while the Hrltlsh
law fixes the liability at 175 to the ton
of the registered net tonnage of the
ship, which In the case of tho Titanic
would be more than $2,000,000.
Tlie motion was made before Judge
Hough was taken III In his chambers
and removed to the New York Hospital,
The Judge's denial Is based on the
grounds that tho motion is Irrelevant to
the present procedure.
(iovrrnmrnt'a npprrarntatl ve frgrs
Active Participation at FrUco.
Special Cablt Dupatch lo Tne Scs
Madkip, Jan. 17. At n Cabinet meet
ing to-day the Foreign Minister read n
cablegram received from the Marquis
dc la Vega Inclnn, who la nt Kan Fran
cisco, whither ho was sent by the lute
I'remler Caiialejaa as heud ot the official
mission to the Panama Canal exposi
tion. In the message the Marquis ndvisea
Spain. tn energetic participation tn fhe
exposition, the allocation ni hpn for
which Is now proceeding. The Marquis
aim nnks for a euntlrmatlurt nf hi;t
powers, owing to a change in tho
Madrid Government.
Establishment Near Waldorf
Astoria Closed After Many
Mayor Gaynor has turned over to the
District Attorney's office for investiga
tion a report submitted to him by Com
missioners of Accounts Jeremiah T.
Mnhoney and Harry M. Hlce concern
ing the operations of an miction sale
which was conducted for several months
In the Fifth nventii! Jewelry shop of
William Helman. The auction stopped
suddenly one day last November, when
Inspectors from tlie office of the Com
missioners of Accounts locked the
doors of Helman's establishment, at 328
Fifth avenue, Just south of the Waldorf-Astoria,
nnd served John Doe sub
poenas on everybody in the place.
Assistant District Attorney Mosko
vvlti! has nlrendy questioned several al
leged "shUlnbers" or fake bidders as to
tho methods employed In bidding tip
diamonds nnd Jewelry. One of the men
accused of nctlng as a "capper" or fake
bidder Is Montague D. Jacobs, who un
der oath before the Commissioners of
Accounts nnd later before Assistant
District Attorney Moskowitz, said that
he frequented the Helman miction for
the purpose nf running up bids on ar
ticles of Jewelry which he had no In
tention of keeping for himself nnd that
he gave valueless checks In payment
when It became necessary tn knock
down Ihe articles to him.
Last August, according to Informa
tion In the District Attorney's posses
sion, Helman, who has been for years
one of the best known Jewellers In Fifth
nvenue, decided to sell out his stock.
An nuctlon sale was arranged and an
auction flag was displayed from the
shop front A sign Informed passersby
that $700,000 worth ot diamonds nnd
precious stones would bp disposed of
no reserve, no limit, absolute." The
sale began on August 19. It wasn't
long until the Fifth Avenue Association
decided that tho Helman sale waa last
ing rather n long time for a closing out
sale. The association didn't llko the
Idea of auction flags being displayed in
I- If tli avenue anyway.
Then It was that complaints began
to pour Into the office of the Commis
sioners of Accounts. Paul D. Worces
ter, who wrote on the letterhead of
Clifford H. Harmon & Co. nnd wto lives
at 31.1 Madison avenue, Informed the
( ommlssloners that a $12 bracelet watch
guaranteed to ha of 14 karat gold was
only plated and that a pawnbroker who
had tested the trinket was willing to
offer only $2 or $3 on It. This and other
complaints caused Commissioners Ma
honey and Itice to send n sqvad of
investigators to tho neltnan atlctfbn.
The Insipectors attended auction sales
assiduously and one of the first things
they observed wns that several very Im
posing nnd well dressed men bid con
stantly on all aorta of things hawked
at from $1 to $S0O. They reported later
also that these customers made a habit
of running up bids, whenever they or
the auctioneers (who were Imported
from Chicago) saw that somebody was
getting Interested In am article up for
sale. Here Is the report the Investi
gators made on one case:
On November 13, 1912, this man (David
Goldberg, an alleged friend of the house)
wns present between the hours of 4:20
and 5 1 M and he bid $7 60 on n small
gold watch knocked down to him by
Auctioneer Hrlggs. Later a scroll shaped
diamond ring was offered for sale, w hlch
was knocked down to David Goldberg
for the sum of 196 by Auctioneer Hrlggs.
Then there was nn emerald ring that was
put up by Auctioneer Hrlggs at the re
quest of three young "punish gentlemen,
and the bid wns started at $200. One of
the Spaniards bid $226, nnd It was then
raised by a fly bid (h fake offer) to $275.
The Spaniard bid $2S0 nnd another fly
bid was taken by the auctioneer for the
sum of $2S5 At tills time Auctioneer
Hrlggs began hollering "$2S6," "$2b6"
He then' uppraoeheil the Spaniard, calling
"$250." and asked him to bid $2S7, but
he refused to do so, and nfter calling
out for some time the auctioneer deliber
ately knocked the ring down for $2S6 to
David Goldberg,
This and many other stories concern
ing the Helman auction are being In
vestigated now by tho District Attor
ney's office. Mr. Helman has not yet
been questioned by Arslstnnt District
Attorney Moskowltz. fin December 4
iast, before the Commissioner of Ac
counts, the diamond merchant refused
to nnsvvcr questions. Jacobs, although
admitting that he wns a fake Hdder
and that he gave "phony checks" to
Helman's cashier, insisted that he had
had no Instructions from Helman. Gold
berg said he was bidding becauso of a
friendly feeling for the store.
Two persons that Assistant District
Attorney Moskowitz would particularly
like to question are the auctioneers,
Thomas It. Held and Herman G. Hrlggs,
who have returned to Chicago.
Covernment llrllevra the Anirrlcnii
Films Fin en ii rase KmlgrnMon.
Special Cabtr Privates tn Tat Sun.
Hrri.in, Jan. 17. Iterr .lagow, the
chief of police, In fulfilling his role of
moral gunrdlan of all Herllners, has
Issued an edict forbidding children
under II enrs of age to be admitted
ty moving picture shows on the ground
that they are too exciting for them and
are likely tn have n bad influence.
German otllclaldom altogether seems
to look coldly on the "movies." This
seems to be mainly because many of
the films present scenes which lire re
garded as encouraging disobedience to
the established authorities. These are
chiefly American, Kngllsh and French.
The Inst two arc especially condemned
because of the Increasing popular nd
mlratlon for thn freedom of the Indi
vidual In these countries, whllo tho
American nnd Indian cowboy fighting,
rioting nnd cowpunchlng are condemned
ns too exciting, "We want our chll
dren In become peaceful citizens, not
cowboys," said Hcrr Juguw,
Tho. children are much chagrined over
Herr Jngow's order, Inquiries as to
the occasion for It brought out tho
story that some of tho American films
Inspired a feeling In favor of emigra
tion In many Germans nnd It Is per
haps therein that Ihero Is the main
.secret of tho new order.
The Wall Htreet edition of Tut: Kvkmno
Sun contains nil the financial news and
the Mock and bond quotations to tho closo
of the murki't. Adv.
They Do pre -vent
and you don't
have to bother
with chains.
2541 Columbus
1763 Broadway
Only .10 Passengers of 139
Landed Portuguese (iun
lmnts on tlie Wny
fpennl Cable DetpatcJi lo Tn Sex
London, Jan. 17. In consequence of
tho remoteness of the wreck and the
lack of telegraphic and other facilities
nothing like a detailed story of tho
loss of the Hrltlsh steamer Veronese
has reached London. Some contra
dictory reports from Oporto and Lis
bon are alone available. The whip Is
said to be 300 yards off shore and wltfh
the waves still smothering her. al
though the wcatlhcr Is Improving, Yes
terday's estimates of the number of
passenger were apparently exagger
ated, as the owners of the vessel de
clare that tho number wa.i but 139, of
whom twenty were first class.
The latest rejort from Oporto says
thirty passengers were landed. Three
of these, two of whom were children,
were drowned while belnir taken ashore.
The rescues wero effected by means of
the breeches buoy, which waa not
fixed until early this morning, more
than twelve hours after the vessel had
struck. The breeches buoy was worked
with the greatest difficulty, owing to
the violence of the weather anfl stopped
at 10 o'clock In the morning owing to
the cable breaking. Communication was
not renowed until 4 o'clock yesterday
It l hoped that as the weather Is
moderating all the passengers will be
saved, but no more have been reported
as landed. It Is apparently Impossible
to get to the wreck from the side. The
steamer Halgowanle is standing by nnd
receiving nnd transmitting wireless
signals. Thn Government Is sending
gunbjats from Lls-bon.
Ail the passengers so far reported as
saved arc British, with the exception
of one or two Spaniards.
Lonpo.v, Jan. IS. A despatch to the
Datlii Xrifn and Leader from Oporto
says that several bodies, mostly those
of children, have been washed ashore
from the Veronese. The first perron
landed with the aid of tlie breeches
bony was a fifteen-year-old Kngllsh
girl. She said the scenes n board the
vessel were terrible when she left.
The ship was half submerged and
several of her passengers had been
washed Into the sea and drowned. The
port authorities nnd sailors behaved
Two Portuguese sailors were drowned
while trying to swim to the wreck with
a line.
Crenter Part of Englishman' For-
tnne Left lo Friend.
Special Cable Detpatch to Tni Scs
London, Jan. 17. Tho mystery of the
death of Hugh Eric Travanlon, a grand
son of Sir Daniel Cooper, who Is related
to various members of the nobility, has
not been cleared up.
Two yenrs ago he was worth JC00.O00,
which he had inherited from his pater
nal grandfather, but there Is reason to
believe that his will distributes only
about 1250,000, and that this is be
queathed, with the exception of small
legncies entirely to his friend Hoe, with
whom he shared a luxurious flat at
Hove Hrlghton.
Five caveats against the probate of
tho will have been filed by various
Ministry, Formed by Aoed-Alach-snltan,
Well Reoetred.
Special Cablt Dupatch to Tax 8rx
Teheran, Jan. 17. A new coalition
Cabinet has Just been formed under
the premiership of Ag-ed-Alnch-Sultan,
the former Minister to London.
The new .Ministry Is well received.
It represents every Important section of
public opinion.
M Mornard, the Collector of the Im
perial Customs, announces that the re
turns are so satisfactory that all obli
gations with Russia )yve been settled
nnd thct Ciroat Hrltaln will be paJd up
In March.
Insurance l.faiea firratrct Since
Slnlilna nf the Tllnnlr.
Special Cable Oetpatch to Tin Sus
IxisnoN, Jan. 17 With the exception
of tho day after the Titanic foundered
to-day was thn blnckeat day at Lloyd's
In many year.
The Veronese and her cargo are ex
pected to Involve a loss of fully $1,
000,000, The Aucliennrden wns Insured
for $375,000. The Kvtonla, which was
abandoned on lire In tho Ited Sea, was
Insured for .i0Q,nun, and the HaMon.
which Is nshore at Hartlepool, Is placed
with Lloyd's at 1415,000,
Alllnner With Prince nf Bavaria An
nulled In Mnnlrh,
Special Cable Petpatci to Tilt So
Vienna, Jan. 17. The marriage uf the
Archduchess Isabella Marie, tho daugh
ter of tho Aichduke Frederick, with
Prince (Jeorgo of HivhtIh, n grandson (if
the hmperor of Austria, wan ilcclaird
to-day null nnd void by a court at
W'as one of the Last of Cramp
Iron Ships, nnd Cot
'Ihe freighter F.I Dorado of the M.
Line, controlled by the Southern l',i
Company, has gone to tho port of mis. s.
ships with her young skipper, ( 'apt U
Woods, and his officers and crew, thlrtv
nltio all told, Tho company has given
up hopo of ever hearing from the Miip
one of the last of the Crnmps's iron cre(l
tlons, launched in Philadelphia in 1-si
She sailed hence on December in for
Baltimore to load steel rails fonjGalvestoti
She got her cargo of ?,000 tons aboard
and sailed down the Chesapeake nn
January I The phenoncmal storm of
tho following day, which gave .N'ew Vork
a ninety tnilo blast, is supposed to have
smashed her after sho cleared the Vir
ginia capes. Nothing was heard of her
after sho passed out of Chesapeake Bay
United States revenue cutters hats
Iwen searching for the KI Dorado for mors
than n week, but they have found nt
wreckngo from her Mer heavy cargo. If
sho had sprung a leak under the battering
of the giant seas combed up by tho gale,
would havo sent her swiftly to tho Ixittotn
This is the belief of most of the officiaU
of tho Morgan Line If she had been
going oceanward instead of coastwis
thore still might bo some glimmer of
hope for her, but a coastwise freighter
unequipped with wireless could hardlv
get out of tho path of coastwise steamships
and stay out for fifteen days without soms
vessel reporting her.
It was said at the offices of the Una
yesterday that the El Dorado had cost
originally about $400,000, but there was
doubt about her value when sho salM
from Haltimore. Iron steamships nra
rare nowadays and it is probable that
sho could not have been Bold for half her
contract price. She was insured
The men of the vanished freighter wera
of the typo thnt nearly every steamship
flying tho American flag carries, '1 h
flag mentis higher wages to the foreicn
born sailorman and stoker, and thev
flock to tho Vankee ships. Only tweb,,
of the thirty-nine lost were native ii'..ri.
cans. Two were naturalized citi.ctH.
six were subject of King Gcorno two
wero from Sweden, twelve, all momts
or coal passers, were Spatiir-h. ami tli"i,i
was an Austrian and a German a':l a
Russian among the able seamen
Cant. Woods was unmarried ami
native of England. He came here nn u
a boy and wns a master with th
ten years His mother is hvjiiii in i
city The mate was William H (Ii.m
a native of Maine, -' years old. (! - i
second mate, wns a native id lb ,,
'.'9 years old and single; the chief i tigm, . ,
v. m. itoe. was a native oi .wcii. n
years old, lived in HrooUj-n ami v.i ,iu
American citizen
Other members of the ship''- co-n t r
were William T Farley, cunii n' t,
S3, Minnesota; R. Ruddy. 22, quiii i..r
master, native of England: H 'cor.
quartermaster, 31, native of th? Wt
Indies; K. N Herbert, first iis.i-t.inc
engineer, '.'7, born in Louisiana. S t om
misky, second assistant engineoi ''I
American citizen, born in Ireland- lam.-)
Douglas, third assistant engineer "!i,
American lrnrn
The El Dorado measured 3, Ml tons
gross, was 8M feet long. 42.8 feet beam
nnd of 3? tl feet depth of hold She was
regarded by the owners ana safe ship
Senate' Paaaei BUI Applying Inn
Iiw to Wiuhlnavton,
Washinoion, Jan. 17 Without discus
sion tthe Senate to-day passed the Kenyon
"Injunction and abatement" bill applying
to the red light districts of the District
of Columbia the substance of the Iowa law
under which property used for Immoral
purposes may bn enjoined from use and
persons engaged In the traffic of vice mav
be forbidden to return to that manner of
Fifth Avr, ami Flfty-Qfth fiueel.
Treacher to'inorrow
REV. J. H. JOWETT, M. 4., D. D.
Moraine service at II o'clock
All sltlfngs free at 11 o'clocL,
Afternoon service nt 4M.
All (.mines free at 2S.
1 he inld-wrrk service will be held tn the rMrrl
on Wednesday evening at 8.15, and win hr nn
.lucieii ty Iir. Jowrtt
4 UK.ST 41 I'll ST
8 0 A. M,. Klblr School Seulon
Youni Women'. Claw Mr. Merrett, I.m!"
Younff Men's Class- Pr Aildlsnn Moore. I r-vdr'
IIA.lt. tHI'.ll. Public Mnr.hlp.
Cantril PrubyUrlin Church
v r..i . u.tii r.. . .r..wt mo J A 1 1 iv .) .
Preaches at 11 A. XI. and s P VI
Evenlne Subject "(H'lISSKS AIIOll'
46 A. M Vounc Men's Hll.lt- SMdy
3 P M salihitli Srhnnl
Devotional Service Weilned.iy si s '
1 Mr
Services are held In the rnl.u t m,:
Christian Science Churches
Sunday,l 1A.M. and 8 P.M. WfdiievJay. 1 1 M
Ptrst '"hiirrti, Central Park West .mil Mi
.Second Church, Central Park vVei nml 1"
Third Church. llStti Street nail Madl'm
I'ourtli Church, nun West IMM Sireei
fifth Church, MinlUmi ve ami aili s rfi
Sixth Church. Park We and dirt Mirei
cut itcil or Tin: III un ni ins
With n , near MnilUmi v llrv llrnri VI '
hour II II. Kci'liir Holt' Cnmniiinlnii
10 A M . Coiitlrina'lim and eininn liv
lirecr. 11 X M . evening servlie ami serin-m
reception la llie Parish Hall Momtav HIV.
rrlrbratlnn of payment ot nierUfsue mi '
llniie: nrcent and former iiicmtic
itlslly lavllril
St. Chomas's Church
Ilev. i:HMSl' XL STIIIKS, l II be
s A. M , Holy Ciiinniualnii
II MoriiliiK Smite and .Sermon i fir
4. I'vrtisonir .Vd.lrt'i". illrctnp
MLMOUItl. IIMTISI, Washington i
Ldward Juilnnu, pastor, will prciu'li vt
HU, "The Touch Thai Cnlllllid If I
much Ills trarmrnl I shall he made uhnlo t
0: JI. H, "Passion fin I'erfi etlnii llli.
iliey that liunci r and thirst alter rUlm'
Matthew, s (i.
Trinity Parish, Chapel ol the Intercession
H'vvayftl.-iMhM. Ilev. M II inn-s. II U v .
a, s Ci. It. I. V in :n, it. i ..ml s
ST. u VTTiirvv.s eiiuncii sun .
Central Park M est, Ilev Aiiliui II
lleeim Services s and II A M s P V
(illAI'i: fill llt'll. Ilrnaibtai -mil ISUh
llr hl.ATII'ltY. Hector, s n
4 ilivt Mi (ini!,.n 5 I'.l.h.i,. ( !...::
NT. SlKI'IIL.V.y, IJJ-L'd Uwi Mill SI.
Or. fjh'AULC, Hit'lvr, . 1L 4.

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