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TWELVE PAGES TWELVE PAGES VOL LXX. NO 308 IS SAGE DISABUSES THE MINDS OF y NOT TO DISTRIBUTE AT ONCE VAST ESTATE LEFT BY HUSBAND. In the First Statement Given Out Since the Crest Financier's Death She De clares She Does jVot Intend to Give Everywhere nud to Everybody Has at Her Own poors in New York Plenty of Cnses of Need Other Cities Must Meet Their Own Cases Sets at Rest False Hopes of Poor and Ignor ant for Whom She Is Sorry Receives Several Hundred Letters n Day Re bukes Certain Applicants Who Should Know Better Wants Respect for Her . widowhood. New York, Dec. 28. Mrs. Russell Sage, -widow of the financier, to-day gave out a statement in which she de clares that it is not her intention to distribute immediately the money left to her by her husband, and much less ephone company, an indepedent organ do;s she intend to distribute it every- zatlon. which is seeking to do business where, and t, everybody. ,She declares Tn tTthe SZJSZ that sh? has at her own doors in New Home Telephone company passed the Tork city plenty of cases of need which fcard by a vote of 11 to 1. Yesterday have a nearer claim on hrr than the Mayor Fitzgerald s:nt his veto message people of other cities, whose needs, she to the members of the board, believes, can and should be met by the j philanthropic people of those cities. The earliest date at which her hus band's estate can be closed, she says, ia one year from his death, and, there fore, present application to her is pre mature. Declaring that the appeals to her and efforts to secure interviews with her to obtain assistance amount Ito persecution if she chose to regard it so, she adds that she will give 'only aft er the fullest investigation, and that all applications must be made tb her in writing. She Is impelled to make this statement, she says,, 'because of her sympathy for the poor and Ignorant people whose needs are great, and in whom false hopes have been aroused by untrue reports of her Intentions. iMrs. Sage's statement follows: "I have been receiving ever since my husband's death several hundred let- ters a day containing applications of every conceivable kind frtm so many ciuerent peopre. aubbb wuw come m every possroie sway. same are aenverea at tne door, west of tb:m come in the usual course : cf the mail. Some of these bear special delivery stamps; many of them are reg- ,ic.ra wun ;uie iuoukhioi maiung sure xiim x receive inera. xney come, too, . V Z , , " r f"1 '?fh ?" ChULag2' B0Stn' ujaiuuiuio, vv aniiiiiKiuii auu irura nai smallest hamlet in the far west. "A great ' many of these letters con tain absurd and unreasonable requests, based apparently on the id:a that I was Immediately going tto distribute without examination or consideration a very large sum of money. The professional begging letter writer app;ars in large ! numbers, and also the people who have failed In business, ani wish to estab lish themselves afresh; those who would like to have the mortgages paid off their homes; those who would like to have ma eo Into business with them. and those who have discovered nernet- ual motion or the 'elixir of life,' and bIe 13 bein done to succor the wound . only n:ed aid for them, to take out ed- but tne rendering of assistance is patents and secure their and my ever- attended with much difficulty and the lasting fortunes. "Many of them unauesti'onablv renre-! sent real need in the opinion of the ap- .plicartts. Some of them are very pa- thetlc. The greater part of them relate to personal or family wants. Others relate to institutional needs, or It may be the establishment of some new in stitution, or the Initiation of some new branch of philanthropic enterprise. To read them all would involve the total loss of eyesight, which a woman at seventy-seven needs to reserve. "Moreover, innumerable people, some lotto,.. ,Q n.tont t..v, tn iperson'al intervieiws with me, and if Northern railroad, it was announced to I could see ijne-tenth of the people who day, will retire from active business on so appjy it wouia De one continuous in- tervicw day and night, "This constitutes a real prosecution if I should choose to so regard it, and I am frequently amazed at the charac ter and standing of people who thus seek to press themselves upon me in stead of respecting my desire for se clusion during this the first few months tot my widowhood. "I do not waste any sympathy on the begging letter writers or those who pre sent absurd or impossible demands, but I cannot but sympathize with the per sona, and there are some 10 f them, whose needs arc- real, and should un questionably be met by somebody and somehow. Many of them are poflr and ignorant people whose expectations have ;bo.-n stimulated by the newspaper articles which have appeared from time to time with regard to me and my phil anthropic intentions. It is cruel to ex cite hopes in them that cannot be real ized.' To such I feel it peculiarly due to break my silence and make a public statement, which I trust will be given ths same currency by the press that has been given to the many articles regard ing my intentions, which have absolute ly no warrant in fact. "It is not my nurose to make any immediate distribution of the money which my husband has left to me nr.d which I expect to receive in due course of administration. Much less am I in tendins to many any such contribu tions everywhere and to everybody., "I am to receive this money without any tcust of any kind imposed by my husband, or even any expression of desire on his part. He has left me and intended to leave me absolutely free to do what I pleased with it. (Continued on Eighth Pase.j ' TRICE TWO CENTS. MAY SOON BE IN CUSTODT- Nro Who Assaulted Captain Macklln Intense Feeling;. El Reno, Dec. 28. Major Penrose, commandant at Fort Reno to-night re fused to make any statement regarding the report that he has a clue tb ths identity and whereabouts of the negro, believed to be a discharged s'oldier of the Twenty-fifth infantry, who shot and seriously wounded Captain Edgar iMacklin a week ago. It is believed, however, that Major Penrose has defin ite information, and that he assailant will be in custody within a short time. Excitement and intense racial fueling prevail over the. assault yesterday on Mrs. T. S. Clifford by a negro. 'While .Major Penrose declines to -discuss the, affair, it is said that all of the regulars have bpen accounted for, and that the insult was given either by a discharg ed soldier or a negro civilian who might have purchased a cast-toff unl form. PASSED OV tit MAYOR'S VETO. n.1 ... . , , . Boston Aldermen Again Vote for Inde- pendent Telephone. Boston, Dec. 2S.-By a vote of 11 to 2 the board of aldermen to-day passed over the veto of 'Mayor John F. Fitz gerald an order Errantine a franchise in this city to the Metropolitan Home Tel- BAD WRECK IN SCOTLAND SIXTEEN PERSONS KILLED AND OVER THIRTY INJURED., Express Dashes Into Rear of Watting Trnln Collision Indirectly Due to Heavy Snow Storm Member of Par' linmcnt ilas Both His Legs Broken- Giving; of Aid Attended With Much Difficulty. .Dundee, Scotland, Dec. 28. In a rail road collision caused indirectlv hv tho heavy snowstorm of the last few days sixteen persons have been killed and over thirty injured. The accident oc curred near Arbroath, on the North British railroad, between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and some distance north ,of here. , Ammg the persong lnjured ,a Alexander William Black, member of the house of commons from Banffshire, Scotland The accident is attributed to the heavy fall of snow, owing to which trains from London for Aberdeen were .... t .-u-na r,,.-, tu- p. : ernoon, however, the line was cleared and one train proceeded for Dundee, It had stopped at Elliot Junction, and the danger signals were thought to have been set. They failed to act nowever, tnrougn Being clogged up with snow, or from some other cause not yet . ascertained, and an express train dashed into the rear of the wait lag train. ' Mr. Black had both legs broken. A number of other sustained serious in Juries and it is feared that some of them wl" succumb. Everything possi surcenng can De aneviatea slowly. Telegraphic communication between here and Arbroath is unsatisfactory be cause of the weather conditions, and details of the accident are coming through slowly, JAMhS J. HILL TO RETIRE. Will Quit Active Business on July 1, 1007. Chicago, Dec. 28. A special to the Record - Herald from Minneapolis savs: James J. Hill, president of the Great jiv i, 1907. The announcement comes from Mr. Hill himself. His successor will be his eldest son, Louis J. Hill, first vice-president of the Great North ern. Mr. Hill said: "I have planned to re tire as soon as I can safely do so. By July 1 I will be able to leave the work of a lifetime on a safe, sound basis that will endure." SETTLtMhNT OF STRIKE. Report Thnt Southern Pacific and Fire men Will Agree. Houston, Tex., Dec. 2S. Commission- er of Labor Neill is authority for the statement that the strike of the fire- man on the Southern Pacific railroad will probably be settled some time to night. There will not be arbitration, but a coming together of the parties. Fountain Pen Robbery. Hartford, Dec. 28. The robbery of seventeen dozen fountain pens, valued at $1,200, from the store of Gustave Fisher on Asylum street was reported to the police to-day. No clue to the robbers or missing articles has been found. Sixteen Americans Killed. Phoenix, Arizona. Dec. 28. Business men of Sonora, Mexico, recently arriv ing here, say that within the last two months Eixteen Americans have been I killed by Yaqui Indians at one point or 'another in Mexico NEW HAVEN, STORM TAKING FIR! EH CRIP ON BRITISH ISLES LARGE TOWS LIKE EDIN BURGH AND DUNDEE AL MOST ISOLATED. Railroad Traffic In Northern Part of England and In Scotland Becoming Completely Tied lip Telegraphic Ser vices Completely Disorganized Area of Storm Covers About All of Central Europe Gules Cause Many Wreck London, Dec. 28. It is many years since central Europe generally has suf fered frtmi an arctic visitation as it has this Christmas week. From France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Austria-Hungary the same tale Is re peated of heavy snow storms, the in terruption of railroad, vehicular and telegraphic communication, the loss of life and general discomfit and inconven ience in the towns as well as ill th country districts. 'While England is, as a rule, fortunate in escaping very severe winter weather, she has suffered this year to an almost unprecedented degree. According to the reports received to-night from Northern pcints the storm situation is growing worse. Th.;, heavy snow storms which began several days ago continue, They are accompanied, by violent gales, and even thunder storms in some places and have resulted already in the seri ous railroad accident near Arbroath Scotland, in which about fifty people were killed or suffered serious injury. Railroad traffic in the northern part of 'England, and especially in Scotland, is becoming completely tied up. Large towns like Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth are almost isolated. The tele graphic services are greatly disorgan ized, and would be completely so but for the extension in recent years cf the underground system tf laying the wires. The snow storms continlue with equal severity in Northern Wales and in Ire land, . y None of the trains that left London Thursday over the Midland railway have reached Edinburgh, while in all other directions trains are enow bound, and passengers are suffering from cold and hunger. The relief trains sent out are being similarly embedded in the snow, and the railroad companies have issued official notices that it is impossi ble to guarantee traffic on schedule time so far as Scotland is Concerned although there has not yet been serious trouble In Central and Southern Eng land. The gales have caused many wrecks along the coasts. MA1HOV RESIGNS. Statement Following Caruso's Arrest Caused Many Protests. New York, Dec. 28. It was stated, apparently authoritatively, to-night by a close friend of William L. Mathot third deputy police commissioner, that the latter had tendered his resignation to Police Commissioner Bingham two weeks aD. A reply had not been re ceived to-night but was expected to morrow or Monday. The deputy, it was explained, was ill from overwork and after a rest would return to his law practice. 'mere nave been frequent rumors that Mathot would resign since his prosecution of Enrico Caruso, the tenor, for annoying women in Central Park. At the time the deputy com missioner said tnat the police records would show that many prominent men had laid themselves liable to charges similar to the one preferred against Caruso. The statement oalled forth many protests. SOUND PIRATES ARRESTED. Schooner Named Maud S. Seized by Po' lice of Grccnport, L. I. iew xont, Dec. zs f ollowing a number of robberies which have occur red along the shores of Long island sound in the last several months, the schooner Maud S. wau seized by the police at Greenport, L. I., to-day and Albert Leard, captain and owner of the vessel, together with his mate, Clinton Childs, arrested. The police charged that a search of the schooner revealed hundreds of dollars worth bf alleged stolen eoods, most of which the au thorities claim was taken from sum mer residences. JEFFRIES ANlt tQVIRES Sign Articles to Fight for Purse of 930,000. San Francisco,Dec. 28. Articles were signed to-day by William Delaney, representing James J. Jeffries and B. F. Taylor, representing the iRhyolite A. C. for a fight for the heavyweight championship of the world and a $30, 000 purse at Rhyolite, Nev., next (April between Jeffries and William fiauires of Australia. The fight is to be with five ounce gloves under Uarquis ot Queensberrv rules. French Church Bills' Progress. Paris. Dec. 28. The senate has con cluded the general debate on the new church measure and the principle of the bill was voted to-day by 187 ayes to noes. There only remains the dis cuss!' jn of the details of the various sections and it is expected that this will be completed to-morrow. Cleveland Confined to His Home. Princeton, Dec. 28. Former President Grover Cleveland is confined to his home here suffering from an attack of acute indigestion. His physician savs the attack w as brought on through lack of exercise. His condition is not sprl- us. CONN., SATUILD AY DECEMBER 29 19( DIED OF BROKEN HEART. Perkins Attributes Cassatt's Death to Constant Hoandiug;. New York, Dec. 28. When Qeorge W. Perkins was asked to-night whether he cared to make any statement regarding the action of the grand Jury in indict ing him he replied: "No. I am more concerned to-night over the death of President Cassatt, of the Pennsylvania railroad, than with any personal affairs. The country has lost a great public servant, who devot ed a busy and trying life to the unsel fish upbuilding, for public benefit, of our greatest railroad. He died of a broken heart a heart broken by the constant hounding of iconoclasts." HITS PlttSlDEN'I'S MESSAGE. '" mco wants .leir-i.ovcrmiient as Well as Citizenship. ban Juan, Porto Rico, Dec. 28. R. Matienzo Cintron, the speaker of the house of delegates and he leader of the unionist party, has published an articli in La Correspondence, the party organ in which he criticises the message of President Roosevelt to the American congress containing references to Porto Rico. Senor Cintron says that citizen ship without self-government has no value, and is even debasing. To grant Porto Ricans citizenship without self government would be .equal to saying to the world that the tei-ms "American citizenship" and "servitude" are syiv onymous. COL W D. MANN AGQUITTED HEAD OF TOWN TOPICS NOl GUILTY OB PEllJURT. Charge Grew Out of the Hapgrood Libei Suit During; Proceedings in That Case The Defendant Testified That Certain tetters Had Not Ilieu Wrtt- ten by III111 Mann Cites Way Feellngr. . to New Toik, Dec. 28. The Jury in the case of Col. Williaim 03. Mann of Town Topics, charged with perjury, to-night returned a verdict of ' acqullttal. The case went to the Jury'at 7 o'clock, and the verdict was reached four hours later. f The charge against CoTonel Mann grew out of the Hapgood libel suit. During the- proceedings; in that case. Colonel Mann testified that the letters "O. K., W. D. M.", appearing on a let ter received by him from Count Regin ald H." Ward of Dondon, had not been written by him. It was sought to show that after Count Ward had made sat isfactory arrangements with the publi cation he was placed on the free list of Town Topics through Colonel iMann's J. K. In the present trial' it was charged that Colonel Mann committed perjury when he dentfd having made the let ters in question. While his counsel was summing up to-day, the defendant for the first time gave way to his feelings, and for a time sobbed convulsively. DEATH Of Mil.. G. W. IURTIS. For Over Tnenly-three Years President of the N. II. Orphan Asylmn. The community will learn with sad ness of the death of Caroline Lee iBridgeman, wife, of George W. Curtis, president of the City hank. She died yesterday at her home, No. 254 Prospect street. Mrs. Curtis' health had been feeble for some time, but she had been confined to her bed but about two weeks. Mrs. Curtis was a lady of rare executive talent, and was for the past twenty-three years president of the New Haven Orphan asylum, a po sition of much responsibility, which she filled with rare ability. Her great use fulness In connection with this grrat philanthropic institution covers a peri od of about thirty years, as previous to her becoming president she was secre tary to the asylum for years. She, was a member of the United church, and for years past had conducted a large Bible class there. She leaves besides hir husband, one son, Charles :E. Cur 'tis, vice president of the Cltv bank. Her agd was seventy-one. The funeral services will be held at the late r sidence on Sunday at 2 p. m ITAL1S FOREIGN POLICY. What Anglo-Franco-Itallan Convention Has Accomplished. Rome, Dec. 28. Answering an interr ogation in the senate to-day regarding the foreign policy of Italy, Foreign Minister Tittoni practically repeated the statement he made in the chamber of deputies on December 18. He added however, that the Auglo-Franco-Italian convention concerning Abyssinia not only regulated the relations of these three powers with regard to Ethiopia, but dispersed the clouds on the horizon of Europe. The foreign minister's state ment to-day has confir med and strengthened the previous Impression that Italy is working honestly for the maintenance of peace. Xephevr of Sage Goes Into Business. Schenectady, N. T., Dec. 28. Colonel James H. Sage, a nephew of the late Russell Sage, has gone into the horse- raising business. With the legacy of $50,000 from the Sage estate he has de cided to establish a stock farm near Troy. Not Going to Philippines. Washington, Dec. 28. The statement was made at the White House to-day that Presidtnt Roosevelt does not con template visiting the Philippine Islands. CASSATT'S SUDDEN END - FROM HEART DISEASE DIES AT HIS HOME BEFORE ASSISTANCE CAN BE GIVEN. Victim of Attack Known Professionally as "the Stokes-Adams-Symdrome" 111 Nearly a Year but Death is En tlrely Unexpected Deceased 67 Years of Age and President of the Pennsyl rnnia Rnilroud One of the Foremost Railroad Men and Financiers In the Country Fortune Estimated at from Fifty to Seventy-five Million. Philadelphia, Dec. 28. Alexander Johnston Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania 'Railroad company, and one icf the foremost railroad men and financiers in the country, died suddenly at his residence in this city today. Mr. Cassatt, who was a little more than sixty-seven years of ase, was stricken with heart disease shortly before 1 o'clock and died before assistance could be given him. He was a victim of an acute heart attack known professionally a "tho Stokes- Ada ms-Symdro'me." Though Mr. Cassatt's death was en tirely unexpected, he had been in ill health for nearly a year. His condi tion was agffravated by an attack of whooping cough which he contracted from his grandchildren while at Bar 'Harbor in September. He never en tirely recovered from the effects of this and when he returned to Philadel phia he remained for several weeks at his country home in Haverford before he resumed his duties in connection with the management of the railroad and Its allied Interests. He was much improved by the rest and early in October he began going regularly ty his office, but shortly aft' erwards he was again stricken, having contracted a heavy cold. At that time it was denied that his condition was serious and there was no intimation that he was suffering from any heart affection. ur!n? November he was sufficiently recovered from his illness to reume his visits to Broad street station and he continued attending to important matters until his birthday, December 8. On that day he was sixty-seven years of age and celebrated the event with his-family.- He never -returned-to the railroad offices. Again it -was re ported that he was in a serious condl tlon, but this was denied, and it was stated that he was suffering from a slight cold and was giving attention to only such Important business matters as were brought to his attention. Mr. Cassatt spent most of his time driving and he was out as late as last Monday. Subsequently he was known to have been confined to bed at his residence at 202 West Rlttenhouse square, but even then his condition was not regarded as alarming. While not feeling entirely well Mr. Cassatt arose from his bed this morning, but remain ed in his room. He seemed to be in good spirits and his family had no thought lof his death. Shortly before 1 o'clock, while sitting in a chair in his apartments, he suffered an acute heart attack and became unconscious. His wife and his daughter, Mrs. W. (Continued on Eighth Page.) CHILD LABOR MUST GO. Bevtrldge Points Out How Greed For gets Humanity. Lincoln, Nt'b., Dec. 28. Senator A. J. Beveridge to-night addressed the clos ing meeting of the Nebraska State Teachers association. Senator Beveridga was introduced by William J. Bryan. Th? senator spoke particularly of child labor. "Nothing," he said, "shows how greed forgeta humanity as the child slavery in certain sections of this country. There is something wrong with a prosperity which Is so immense that' it finally comes t)o feed upon the lives of little children. (Men who make money by working infants are making too .nuch money." BUCKET SHOPS SHUT UP. Boykln Law In Georgia Goes Into Ef fect Jnnunry 1. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 28 The Boykin anti-bucket shop law, which goes into operation January 1 has caused near- ly every wire exchange in the state of Georgia to clos eout business. At present there remain in Atlanta, four wire houses, two of which will close with tomorrow's business day. Hub bard Brothers and E. & C. Randolph have continued their business up to the last hour. It is reported that the Southern Cotton exchange and L. J. Anderson & Co. will remain and test the constitutionality of the law. Increase for Trolleymen. Jersey City, Dec. 2S.-The. Public Ser vice corporation, which operates trol ley lines on an extensive scale in north crn New Jersey, formally announced to-day that, beginning January 1, its 3,000 motormen and conductors would be granted an increase in wages aver aging about 5 per cent. Another Bishop Arrested. Lille, France, Dec. 28. While a num- oer ot seminary students were being expelled from their building here to day Bishop Delamaire was arrested for alleged Insult to the commissary of no- nee. He was tried in a police court, fined $5 and then released. THECARBINGTON PUBLISHING CO. PETITIONS FOR CHARTERS. Quite a List Already Filed in Hart ford. Hartford, Dec. 28. Petitions for char ters from the next legislature have been filed at the office of the secretary of state to-aay as follows: James Swan and others of Seymour tor a cnarter tor the Seymour Gas com pany; the New Haven Gas Light com pany for an amendment to its charter authorizing It to extend its mains throughout the towns of Branford. Guilford and Milford; the Litchfield and Torrington Tramway company for an extension of time in which to build its road; the Ridgefield Electric com pany for an extension of privileges for electric lighting purposes and also the right to manufacture and deal in artifi cial ice; the New London and East Lyme Street Railway company for the right to extend its tracks from Niantic to the Connecticut river. A division of the town of Hamden is petitioned for by F. W. Orr and others in order that the porition adjacent to the city of New Haven may become a part thereof. PILLING FOR POSTMASTER. LHley Will Name Him to Succeed Guernsey In Wnterbury. Waterbury,. Dec. 28. Congressman- at-Large George L. Lilley, to-night an nounced that he would nominate George H. Pilling to be postmaster at this city whn the term of the present postmaster, John H. Gurnsey, expires next February. . iMr. Pilling is president of the hoard ol aldermen. EXEUNT ALDERMEN OF 1906 LAST SESSION OF PRESENT BOARD OF CITY FATHERS. Bond Issues AH to be Asked For but Motion on Artificial Lake and Speed' way and Playgrounds Amended So That No Issue Will be Made Until Plans Are Approved Shore Wne Track Electrification Unfavorably Re. ported Corporation Counsel to De. fend Dr. Brothers Consolidated Rail way's Petitions for Service Improve ments Unanimously Granted. The New Haven board of aldermen for 1906 passed into history, with the strokes of 10 o'clock on the city hall bell last evening. Considerable house cleaning was accomplished at this last session, a number of matters that are usually tabled for printing being dis posed of under unanimous consent. The storm of the evening was focus ea aDout tne passage of the recom mendations for the bond issues, which came up for second reading. The items of $75,000 for Humphrey street exten sion, $35,000 for widening of St. John street and $62,000 for widening of Crown street were passed without a murmur. When the item of $70,000 for "lake and driveway at foot of East Rock park" came up Alderman Woodford, who had previously insisted on disposing of the items one by one, recorded strenuous opposition. He declared the project not feasible or advisable. Alderman Smith was quite content with the lake scheme, but opposed the loophole afforded by the ambiguity of the expression for the establishment of a speedway. He recalled the cold shoulder accorded the speedway project a year or so ago, and feared a renewal of the attempt in more insidious form. This belief, he declared was founded on the character of the advocates of the persons supporting the project and the language in which the item was couched. Alderman Langley protested against the indeflniteness of the plans. He de clared he did not know what was pro jected. Thereupon Alderman Johnson entered into a labored explanation, declaring that no question of a speedway had been raised at the public hearings, that no speedway was contemplated, and that none was possible, inasmuch as the drive would be under the regula tions of the park commission; that it was to be a boulevard 100 feet wide on (Continued on Eighth Page.) BURN II AM MUST SERVH TIME. Application for Certificate of Reason able Doubt Denied. New York, Dec. 28 Justice O'Gor man in the supreme court to-day de nied the application of counsel for George Burnham, Jr., for a certificate of reasonable doubt on the conviction of Burnham for grand larceny growing out of the affairs of the Mutual Reserve Fund Life Insurance company, now the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance com pany. Burnham was counsel and vice-president of the insurance company and was convicted, in the criminal branch of the supreme court, of the crime of grand larceny and sentenced to serve two years in state prison. Adolphus Btisch Seriously 111. St. Louis, Dec. 28. Adolphus Busch, millionaire brewer, is seriously 111 at his home with pneumonia. He was some what improved to-day, and hopes are entertained for his recovery. Treaty of Peace Sinned. Cape Town, Dec. 28. It is reDorted here from the German border that a peace treaty between the German forces 'and the warring Hereros has been sign, d In Damaraland. CHARGED WITH FORGERY SIX INDICTMENTS RETURNED AGAINST EACH OP TWO 1 DEPENDANTS. All Based on One Transaction of the New York Life Known a. the "Prns. Ian Loan'' Mr. Perkins In Court n Is Formally Arraigned-Pleads Not Cullty-J. P. Morgan, Jr., and C. S. Dodge His Security in Bond of $10,000 Mr. Fairchlld in Enropc Grand Jury Softens Its Action by Finding That Defendants Acted for Benefit of Policyholders. 'New York, Dec. 2S.-The grand iurv which for the past month has been investigating the affairs of the New; York Life Insurance comoanv: todav returned indictments charging forgery cn uura aegree against George W. Perkins, former vice president of the New York Life and a member of tha Arm of J. p. Morgan & Co.. and Charles S. Fairchlld. former of the treasury, president of the New iotk security and Trust comnanw (now out of existence), and a mamhP of the finance committee of the insur ance companv. Mr. Perkins was in' court when the indictments were an nounced. He was formally arraigned, entered a plea of not guilty and cava bond in the sum of $10,000, his suretfta' being J. Pierpont Morgan, jr., who pledged a city residence valued st $300,000, and Cleveland S. Dodge, who pledged unimproved city property val ued at $50,000. Mr. Fairchlld is at present in Europe. The court assured' Mr. Perkins that a double surety was not necessary, but he replied that he preferred it that way. Six indictments were returned; against each of the two defendants, but all are based on the one transac tion known as the "Prussian loan," the specification under the charge cf for gery being the falsification of book keeping entries. It is alleged that cor, tain railway stocks were transferred by the Insurance company to the se curity and trust company in order to comply with the Prussian law. but that the transfer was not bona fide.' The grand Jury coupled with the in dictments a presentment in which the Jurors placed themselves on record as being 'convinced that, in doing the acts charged against them, Messrs. Perkins and Fair-child were "influenced by a desire, , to benefit" the policyholders.'': Thb grand Jury further says the in-' dictments were returned' only under : a strict interpretation of the law as it'.; was laid down to them by District At torney Jerome. The statement' In lull, as it was presented to Hecorder Goff' follows: '.',',' "The grand ' Jury respectfully pre sents that in filing a bill of indictment agadnst two persons for offenses cc-m-mitteed in connection with the affairs of the New York Life Insurance com pany that, accompanying the law of tnese cases as advised by the district1 attorney, they felt constrained to find, . tne indictment this day filed. Th grand' Jurors, however,- desire to record their conviction that in doins the ct charged the defendants were influenc ed by a desire to benefit the policy holders of the New York Life Insur ance company; that the defendants (Continued'on Page Eight.) DOUBLY DISCOUNTED. Humors of British Amhassndnr's TJn popularity In WashlnKton. Washington, Dec. 28. Rumors that Sir Mortimer Durand was not popular in Washington were doubly discounted to-day by the farewell given to the re tiring British ambassador and his fam ily. Secretary of State Root, Seoretarr of War Taft, Secretary of the Navv Metcalf and Associate Supreme Court Justice Moody paid Sir Mortimer an, unusual compliment by going tb the railway station and joining with the members of the diplomatic corps in saying good-bye to the ambassador and his family. Sir Mortimer was accompanied to New York by Lady Durand and his son and daughter, Miss Durand and Cap tain Durand, of the Seventh Lancers, who is just returning from service in India, and all four members of the family will sail for England to-morrow on the Umbria. TO IthlOVER $3,000,000. New Tork Corporation Counsel to Sua Elecrlc Light Companies. New York, Dec. 28. Corporation Counsel Ellison announced to-day that he was preparing to bring court pro ceedings against the several companies which have been supplying, this city with electric light for the past (six ears. The action will be with a view of recovering about $3,600,010; the alleg ed excess paid by the city over what the total cost would have been had the city been charged the rate made to In dividual consumers. Mr. Ellison de clared that the municipality had been charged from 40 to 50 per cent more than individuals. In the last six ytars New York city has paid $3,000,000 to electric lighting companies. An Unveiling; in Merlden. Meriden, Dec. 28. In memory, and la honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Rev. Abraham Norwood, on December 28, 1806, a bronze tablet, executed by Sculptor Louis A. Eude brad, of Meriden, was unveiled this aft ernoon at St. Paul's Universallst church. "Father" Norwood was one ol Ute founders of the church.