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New York Times (Newspaper) - October 30, 1908, New York, New York I* [Y* MORSE SHIFTS BLAME ROCKEFELLER FOR TAFT. Say|s on tho Stand He Left All the Details of Management to PresiJent Curtis. W LITTLE OF BANKING HI* Own Attention Was Taken Up Entirely with His Outside Inter-eats—Repudiated Whiting Loan. Charles W. Morse took the stand yes terday In his own defense, at the con clusion of the testimony in favor of Al- fred H. Curtis, In their trial before the criminal branch of the United States Circuit Court for alleged infringement Of the National bank laws. Mr. Morse did not go far in his testimony, but it was clear that he will .try to shift the responsibility off-, the technical violations Of the law to Mr. Curtis’s shoulders. He protested that he was not a practical banker, and that he rarely looked at any of the books of the National Bank of North America other than the daily statement. He admitted that he was deeply interested in outside enterprises. The division between the two defendants was emphasized by Mr. Morse’s testimony. Earlier in the day it bad come out that Mr. Morse repudiated the $40,000 loan made to him by the bank on Oct. 14, 1907, to take up the Whiting loan, and directed that the collateral carried against It should be devoted to the settlement of his other obligations to the 'laank. Mr. Morse was examined by Mr. Mac-XQ&rlane of his counsel, and began his testimony by stating that he was Interested in the old State Bank of New York and helped toward its consolidation with the National Bank of North America. “Were you ever employed in the tjank?” asked Mr. MacFarlane. “Never.” •Have you ever had any experience of the routine of banks?” '“"Never.” ••Would you call yourself an experienced banker? ” “No, I was never a salaried officer, and may familiarity with the loans of the National Bank of North America has been hnly as a Director.” Knew Little of Bank’s Affairs. The witness said that in December, 1905, he controlled from 30 to 40 per cent, of the stock of the bank. He was, however, engaged in outside enterprises, which took up almost all his attention. “So you had no familiarity with the general bookkeeping system, but relied on the officers for the conduct of the routine? “ " I did,** ** What bank documents did you examine?” ** I used to look at the dally statement, and perhaps examined the loan sheet two or three times a year. I never looked at the journals or ledgers.” Mr. Morso said that the details of his private business were left to Miss K. A. Wilson and Arthur Braun. It was Miss Wilson’s duty to sign notes for him to keep his account “good,” when it was necessary. Passing to 1 hf /history of the American Ice Securities Company, the witness described how it was- formed .in 1903 to take “ Not a Man to Ventun£-wkth Rash Experiments” or Impede Prosperity. A statement from John D. Rockefeller telling the public that he Intends to vote for Taft for President next Tuesday, why he will do so, and why he thinks Mr. Taft should be elected was sent out last night from the Standard Oil Company’s office, at 26 Broadway. It Is unusual for Mr. Rockefeller to make known in advance which side he favors in a political contest, and for this reason the statement aroused a great deal of Interest. It was read with more interest, also, because it made known that Mr. Rockefeller visited his office in the Standard Oil Building yesterday. He said in his reminiscences recently that he had been there only once in fourteen years. Here is the statement, as given out by the Standard Oil officials: “Oct. 29, 1908. “Mp. John D. Rockefeller was found this ¡afternoon at his office on the fourteenth floor of No. 26 Broadway, which he was visiting after a long absence, and consented to talk upon the Presidential situation. He seemed in good health and condition and spoke as follows: ” It seems to me at this time, when the question is put directly to any American citizen which candidate he will support by his vote for the Presidency, he should be manly enough to answer it just as directly. I therefore say that I expect to cast my vote for William H. Taft. “ If for no other reason, I support Mr. Taft because on comparing: him nersonally with Mr. Bryan, his chief opponent, I find the balance of fitness and temperament entirely op his side. The election of Mr. Taft will, I believe, make for law and order and stability of business. He Is not a man I Judge to adventure with rash experiments or to impede a return to prosperity by advocating - measures subversive of industrial prOgr n 8S. “ Tno question of candidates seems to me pec . i rly a personal one in this cam-< a h - 1 . 3s the leading orators on both sides .have not succeeded in drawing party lines, as based on platforms, with any great clearness. I do. however, support the general Republican position on the tariff and the currency I have always been a Repub- BRANDENBURG FACES FRESH TESTIMONY Vendor of the Cleveland Article ■■    ..    i Wrote It, Stenographers Who Copied It Swear. THEY SAW HIM FINISH IT This on Aug. 10—First Part of the MS. in His Writing, Too-—His Counsel Promises Statement. COUNTRY BANKS WANT CASH. Bryan’s Guarantee Plan EjHamed for Withdrawal of Deposits. lican. “ I feel the more impelled to answer this question because it cannot be said that the present Administration has in any way whatever favored the special interest to which my life has been devoted. That, however, does not excuse me from publishing my opinion and doing what I consider riy duty as a citizen.” Nothing was added to this statement to indicate why Mr; Rockefeller had departed from his custom in making his political views public. HOME BUYER WAS A ROBBER. over the stock of the operating concern. the American Ice* Company, and how the securities were ueduced from over $40,-000,000 to under $19,000,000. He pointed out Attacked Woman While Inspecting House and Took Her Diamonds. that Col. R. M. Thompson and Charles T. Barney as well as himself were Directors erican Ice of both the bank and the Am Securities Company. Taking up the John F. Carroll and WhP’ng loans, which -have formed the backbone of the Government’s case, he said: *‘ I know that these were mine, but I can’t remember the details of the trans-^fuitlons without looking up the records." The records in evidence were put be-ibre him, and he gave the same account of the closing out of the Carroll loan onUDec. 8, 1903, that Mr. Curtis did. He declared that he thought he had carried the Icq for Carroll long enough, and would make a new loan for the profit of the bank. This led to the making of the first Davison-Brown loan, on which the bank made a profit. Mr. Morse was asked to explain the tfcnnection between it' and the second Davason-Rrown loan, in whicu Mrs. K. Gelsheoien was the beneficiary. ** The same shares of Ice were used in both loans,” he said. “ I used to attend to Mrs. Gelshenen’s business affairs In great part. She sent me $23,000 to tnake an investment in Ice for her.” Mr. MacFarlane then put in evidence a letter from Mrs. Gelshenen to Mr. Morse, remarking as he did so: * ** As frequently happens with ladies’ letters, it bears no date.’* This was the letter: Dear Mr. Morse: Inclosed Is my check for $25,000 for Ice stock. Will you let me know If there is arything else ^ am ,Aa do or to pay? You know what a poor business woman I am, Ycurs Sincerely, K. GELSHENEN. The court broke in to ask whether Mr. Morse had not pai4 the profit on the first Davlson-Browm loan to the tank “in accordance with your agreement.”    * Mr. MacF-arlane objected to the use of the word “ agreement ” and Judge Hough Withdrew the. question. Guaranteed Whiting Loan. The defense, how’eyer, brought out that, although there was no formal agreement, Mr. Morse had told Mr. Curtis of his Intention of giving the profits of the Whiting loans to the bank, and of guaranteeing it from all loss. He denied that this promise was given when the Davlson-Browm and Whiting transactions began, and was sure 'that he had first spoken of it when he bought Ice stock for Mr. Carroll. He remembered, he said, that the Directors had expressed their appreciation of his action when it was reported to them, but was hazy as to the details of the Whiting loans. He knew that he had Special to The New York Times. NEW. ROCHELLE, N. Y., Oct. 29.-Gainlng admission to the home of Ebon Adams, at 183 Elm Avenue, New’ Rochelle, to-day, under the pretense of being a prospective purchaser, a highwayman seized Mrs. Adams by the throat, and after choking her, thrust a revolver In her face and demanded her diamond earrings. After getting the earrings the robber ran from the Rouse wuthout waiting to take any ether plunder.. The same man visited the real estate office of .7. Howel! Price In Lawton Street, New Rochelle, on Monday, and said he wanted to buy a country seat costing about $10,000. He gave his name as J. G. Costello of Woodbury, N. J. He said his mother would furnish the money. Several places were visited, among them being the Adams villa. He seemed greatly pleased with the house, and suggested building a granite garage as soon as he got possession of It.    - “Before deciding,” he adde^, “I will bring my mother up to look at the place on the first clear day.”     v When the man appeared to-day Mrs. Adams, who is 33 years old, was alone. “As the weather is bad,” said he, "I couldn’t bring my mother, but she will do as I say. L would like to look over the house again, especially the bedrooms.” Mrs. Adams    led    the stranger    to    the second floor.    The    moment she    reached her own room the robber attacked her. “ Don’t make an outcry,” he said, his revolver close    to her head. “ Take    off your earrings    and    give them to    me.    if you don’t I will kill vou.” Terrorized, Mrs. Adams obeyed. Then she fell in a faint as the- robber ran out of the house. When she revived she called up Capt. Timrnons at Police Headquarters, and tnree policemen were sent to look f^r the robber, but he managed to get away. The earrings were worth about $30. Mr. Adams was formerly Police Commissioner of New Roehehe. AMERICANS FIND GOLD. Report That Mohun Party Has Found Rlcn Deposits in the Congo. BRUSSELS, Oct. 29.—Reports have been received from E. Dorsey Mohun, leader of the American expedition in the Congo. These reports state that Mr. Mohun’s party has discovered rich deposits of gold, tin, and copper in the Manyema district. The object of the expedition led by Mr. Mohun was the discovery and development of rich rubber and mineral concessions and diamond fields w’hich are believed to exist well inland. In his party are. some 1,400 native carriers, 200 men composing the escort, and several scientists. Mr. Mohun is in the Congo as the representative of King Leopold of Belgium as a part of the Expedition Compagnie forestière et Minière. The American International Corporation is largely interested in the gigantic concessions held by this expedition. Thomas F. Rvan is a leader in this company, and the' Guggenheim family has ad\’anced large sums of money to make It a success. The experience of E. Dorsey Mohun in the Congo Free State began several years ago w’hen he went to that country as the commercial agent of the United States. Mr. Mohun remained in the service of this Government about three years. His wife was a Mias Barry of this city. Broughton Brandenburg, who has been indicted here on a charge, of larceny in thé second degree In connection with the sale of the disputed Cleveland letter to The New York Times, was brought back yesterday from Dayton, Ohio, where he had been arrested. He waived extradition, and Detective Fitzsimmons of the District Attorney’s office brought him from Ohio. Brandenburg was taken immediately to Headquarters, where he was photographed and measured and afterwa d lined up with a score of others to be inspected by the detectives. When Inspector McCaf-ferty called him forward, he said: “ This man is accused of selling an article to The New York Times purporting to have been written by the late Grover Cleveland.” Later Brandenburg was takçn before Judge Foster in General Sessions, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge. Bail was fixed at $1,500, which was supplied through Brandenburg’s counsel, Joseph M. Williams, by the America^ Bonding Company of Baltimore. . Counsel Ready to Tell. Last night Mr. Williams issued this statement: “ The authenticity of the Cleveland letter is held to have an important bearing on the campaign, and the American people are entitled to know all the facts available as long before election day as possible. Mr. Brandenburg’s indictment and arrest have sent the impression broadcast that the article is not authentic. This is wrong. It means only that sufficient doubt has been raised to compel him to prove that it is genuine. This he w’ill do in two sorts of courts—the court of public opinion and a court 'of law. The one must be tried at once and the other In due course. “ His attitude is that his personal vindication is secondary and of minor importance compared with the establishment of Mr. Cleveland’s utterances. Scores of persons offer evidence that Mr. Cleveland held the very opinions expressed. Nearly eyery person who knows the full facts Is convinced that Mr. Cleveland wrote the article. The ground for denying It has never been made public. Not one scintilla of evidence against the article, or Mr. Brandenburg, has ever been advanced openly. We have no conception w’hat the grounds for the indictment can be, save opinion and ex-parte statements, and Mr. Brandenburg’»'' most important witnesses never reached the Grand Jury room. “ Our first move will be to place this adverse evidence in absolute fairness before the public, flanked with the substantiations we have to offer. The public can then judge and act accordingly. It is time for all politics to be eliminated from this case. Thus far District Attorney Jerome has shown a high degree of fairness, though the treatment accorded to Mr. Brandenburg by Inspector McCafferty yesterday at Police Headquarters was outrageous. “I hope to make a highly important statement within forty-eight hours. We have a number of letters and documents which show an interesting state of affairs in the background of this movement.” The New York World ‘will print this morning affidavits by Miss L. M. Bacon and Miss Madeline Fearon, stenographers, who say that they did the typewriting of the disputed Cleveland article for Mr. Brandenburg on Aug. 10 last, three, weeks before its publication in The Times, and, of course, several weeks after Mr. Cleveland’s death.     0 . Some of the large Wall Street banks having country correspondents in this and other States have noted'a demand fbr currency by some of their rural connections, which has caused some surprise because of the apparent lack of any reason for such a demand. Communications which have recently come to some of the banks show that in some cases at least it is due to the agitation for the guarantee bank deposits. This letter, received by one of the largest New York City banks from a correspondent in the upper part of New York State, shows the attitude of the banks toward the guarantee plan: We have been obliged to draw down our balance with your bank for the, reason that we have recently been in need of considerable cash, as you have noticed in our requests for currency. We attribute this need of cash on our part to the speeches of political parties about guaranteeing bank deposits, which We believe hurt» us. We hope these speeches will soon come to an end. This agitation has already resulted in the withdrawal of $2.",000 from the banks In this jocaljty by people who are hoarding the money. I expect that with election over there will bej a change for the better. Bankers who have received this and other similar requests for cash from their country correspondents are in a quandary as to the point of view of those who have been hoarding cash because of the proposal advocated by the Democratic Party for the guaranteeing of bank deposits. Whether these withdrawals are based on fears on the part of the depositors in' the banks that It is unsafe to leave their money in banks in which these deposits are not guaranteed, or on the fear that the bank guarantee proposal may be put Into effect is the point on which banks here lack information. It is regarded, however! in banking circles as a curious outcome of the agitation for the guaranteeing of bank deposits that depositors should withdraw’ their money from the banks. SAILORS Згеак Into Liner’s Hold and Rifle 3ETECTIVE$ RECOVER LOOT i r our Members of the Crew Arrefited Soon After the Vessel Reaches 1 • Her Pier. e arrested on board that afternoon and taken to Police Headquari ers, where they were Ycked up chargee with wholesale looting f passengers trunks while the vessel vjt’as at sea. In different^ pafts of the steamer de-olen articles, arid iast that about $♦>.<*»m worth st| iid tjectives four, ight it Was f plunder had beten recovered. The pris ners are William Harry Cavendish, j and James Kelly. It was not juntijl the Adriatic came to t . lies on the she i fifty miles sou i be ' a total 1 morning and {he mitted to the hold er pier in the ¡North River/yesterday longshoremen were ad-containing the passengers' trunks that the plundering was disave red. fferer was Capt. H. B. Park. Reading. Eng The principal, su Blagrave of Cal.cc land. He came с TELLS OF $10,000 RUEF BRIBE E. A. S. Blake, Convicted, Confesses Sum Was Offered Him to Keep Quiet. SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 2«.—With sentence about to be passed upon him E. A. S. Blake, a contractor, convicted of attempting to bribe John M. Kelly to qualify on the jury to try Abraham Ruef and vote for Ruef’s acquittal, made a full confession in court to-day. Blake said that after Vi>e was arrested •on-a charge of bribery Frank J. Murphy, Ruef’s associate counsel, came to him and promised him $10,900 if he Would keep quiet. He said that notes for .$10,-000, purporting to be signed by Ruef, were delivered to a third party, to be paid to Blake immediately after he was sentenced if he were convicted of bribery. Besides this amount, Blake declared, his wife was to receive $100 a month while he was in the penitentiary. When^Blake was called on to-day to rise and receive sentence his wife cried: “ No, not that! ” and began to cry hysterically. She was led from the room. After he had been sworn and had stated that he had not been promised immunity, Blake said he had been offered $1,000 by Attorneys A. S. Newburgh and F. J. Murphy of Ruef’s counsel to influence J. M. Kelly, a prospective juror, to vote for the acquittal of Ruef. He at first offered Kelly $500, which was refused, he said, but an offer of $1,000 was accepted. It was then brought out in allegations that Newburgh had obtained attorneys for Blake’s defense. Blake then told of the alleged offer of $10,000 and provision for his wife while he was in prison if he would not make a confession. The story told by Blake created consternation in court, and the case -was continued for two weeks. In the courtroom of Judge Lawlor, just across the corridor, where attorneys were in the third month of an attempt to get a jury to try Abraham Ruef and had just passed the- twelfth man, the news to the Canadian Northwest. He brought X fine hunting nd mar.v trunks. When the Gusto pen, and nearly a ther trunks hat! ut the police sa’ ms Inspectors went to «amine his baggage it was discovered lat one of the trunks had been broken 11 of its contents taken. been tampered with, d last night that th< y id not know the frames of all those who ad suffered losses. The thefts werf. at once reported ’ to detective employed by the‘Steamship cotbpanv, and within ten minutes after th^ trunks began to be t^ken off the stumer detectives from eadquarters werjs on board conducting ssel.     o vered that the baggage ?!d had been Ьгфкеп open, and that it ir of Blake's Confession caused consternation to the defense. Ruef paled visibly, but otherwise showed no emotion, arid immediately engaged in a whispered conversation with his attorneys, Henry Ach and Thomas B. Dozier. Stenographer’s Statement. The affidavit of Miss Bacon says: State of New York, County and City of New York. L. M. Bacon, being drily sworn, says; I reside in the City of New # York, and my place of- business is at No. 47 West Thirty-fourth Street, where I have been located since March, 1908. On Aug. 10, 1908, Broughton Brandenburg, known to me aa a writer of magazine articles, came to my office at No. 47 West Thirty-fourth Street, and said he had some manuscript which he wished to have typewritten. He. ordered two carbon copies in addition to the original copy. When finished the article made nine pages, or a total of about 3,000 words. To the best of my memory it was practically all in Mr. Brandenburg’s handwriting. Although this was the first work I had ever done for Mr. Brandenburg, the handwriting was the same as that used in subsequent manuscript which I had typewritten for him. I did numerous pieces of work for Mr. Brandenburg during August and early in October, the last order being filled on Oct. 8, 1908. Furthermore, when I began typewriting the manuscript, which I* afterward recognized as an article entitled “ Grover Cleveland on the Campaign and His Prophecy of Its Result,” published in The New Yor^| DIE IN ERICSSON’S SHOP. Two to D Men Overcome by Celluloid Fumes—Third Badly Burned. Overcome by the fumes of burning celluloid, two men were burned to death in a small fire at 164 Duane Street early last night, while struggling to get out of the basement of that building. A third man, who had been with the two others in the basement, when the fire started, was badly burned. The basement in which the men were killed is said to have once been the workshop of John Ericsson, the inventor of the monitor. The dead men are Henry Jones of 114 East Twenty-sixth Street, and David Mahoney; 18 years old, of 8 -Manhasset Place, Brooklyn. William Settgast of 83 North Henry Street, Greenpoint, L. I , was the man who w’as badly burned. In spite of his injuries. Settgast walked to th “ '    ‘    "    - Writ of Seizure of Song Upheld, a, Judge Ward in the United States Circuit Court yesterday denied a motion made by counsel for Jerome H. Remick &• Co.. music publishers, for an order vacating the writ of r izure obtained by Joseph W. Stern & Co., also music publishers, on the plates and copies of a song “ I Don’t Like You,” by Clare Kummer. Kummer sold the rights of the so Miss „ . .. T ,    _    ..    . . x t Stern & Co.,-and later the Tatter firm supplied the Ice shares used to protect j discovered that Remick & _Co. were also them and that he had given certain profits from the earlier ones to the bank, Continued on Page 2. Baaa's Restaurant, Part; Row Bldg., n Election Night. Returns announced. Music. IT. publishing it.. Counsel for Remicks asked that the writ be dismissed on the ground that it deprived them of their property without due process of law. PRINCETON-WEST POINT FOOTBALL GAME at West Point Oct. 31st. West Shore R. R. special leaves Desbrossee St. 12:00 and West 42d St. 12:15 P. M. $1.25 round trip.— Ada, TIMES of Sunday, Aug. 80. 1008, Mr. Brandenburg had not finished writing it, hut he completed the article seated at my roll-toD desk while I was typewriting the first portion. Mr. Brandenberg came over to me several timer, read passages of the article to me, ■and asked , if I did not think they were In Mr. Cleveland's best style. He also asked me if I did not think that the article would sell well to a magazine or newspaper. On account of Mr. Brandenburg's handwriting being difficult to read; I called Miss M. R. Fearon. - employed in my office. and\ read to her from the MS. while «he did the typewriting. Miss Fearon did the typewriting for the last part of the article only. I remember that during the entire time which we were working on this article Mr. Brandenburg appeared rather nervous and did not leave the office except for a few minutes.    - I thought nothing further of this particular work until I read in THE New^ York Times Sunday. Aug. 30, 1908, the  .....-    CTe article entitled " Grover Cleveland on the Campaign and His Prophecy of Its Result.” I Immediately recognised it as the article which I had typewritten for Mr. Brtnden-burg on Aug. 10. If the name of Grover Cleveland was signed to said article the signature was not Continued on Faro 2. WHERE’LL TOC BE ELECTION NIGHTT Not going out to see the Election Returns? Then give the Children that big Megaphone-Free with next SUNDAY’S AMERICAN.— Ada. e Hudsomgtreet Hospital, whore it was said he would probably recover. All three men were emploves of Stillman & Engel, manufacturers of celluloid novelties. The men were at work in the midst of some barrels of waste clippings of that material In the basement. One of them carelessly dropped a burning match into one of the barrels and instantly the celluloid flamed up and the basement was filled with a dense smoke.-An alarm was turned in by a passerby and soon after the firemen arrived they had the fire under control. The loss is estimated at $5-,000. HUGHES’S SON LOSES. Beaten for Presidency of Brown University Senior Class by Nine Votes. PROVIDENCE, R. I., Oct. 29.—Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., son of the Governor of New York, lost the Presidency of the Brown University genic- class . by - nine votes at the election held to-day. Young Hughes’s successful competitor was Charles E. Wheeler of Plainville, Mass. • The vote was:    Wheeler, 61; Hughes, 62. th ha w< it ed po be <:*!* ti. Ne TRONES ON ADRIATIC Passengers’ els, Furs, her Adriatic wer essel yesterday PLONDER Baggage of Jew- and Clothing. ROGERS Line Planned-to Connect Coal Fields with the Sea. Special t ROANOKE, Rogers, béfale ian Railroad, aow being completed, which connects the coal fields with the sea at Norfolk, is to to Floyd twenty-five m Four British sailors on the White Star ent a rail it is rei to extern through ( this State making, a the South Carolinas Rogers money in running о Virginia ; Spring. The New Yemk Timer. Va„ Oct. 29.—Henry r and owner of the Virs Cou oad build a road from Roanoke rt House, a distance of les. Tnere is not at presin Flqyd County; ortèd that Mr. Rogers proposes th arro and com rn Railway. This will give the a n w coal carrying line with an inexhdusti^le supply of fuel and a short haul put $20,000.« H‘>0 of his own Virginian. Trains will be to Virginian f rom the West fields to Norfolk by early has the •or t oal WRECKE Schooner B! Carolina. NORFOLK, masted sehoon Chalk, William Henry, r 111 :1П - Ь°ш on the North northeast gali search of the ve It was soon dlsct as the work of members of the, crew search of the steward’s quarters was ithou* result and the detectives descended into the cjuarters of the firemen id crew. There they begafr to discover traces of police say that they in dunnage bags, un- the plunder. The und the plunder dor bunks, in out-of-the-way corners, and. fact, every noo$c seemed to have been s< lected as a hidir Suspicion narrowed down to the men ho were arrested police, they learned enough not only to warrant" the arrest wis.on Tuesday, fe ic left Queenstown, that the hold was oken into. Two k|pt watch while down into the hold. The thieves had easiest of access. The complainant REPORT ON One report from ti new’ Queehs Bo nded to Bridge Burr,, will be sut days and then the Commissioner make both reports i t is said that t w’ds not up to the will not hold the to carry, Tt is ver on a hunting trip dogs, a case of gun.- were killed; bu the crew were The two virt crashing masts lifeless. Effoi two men, but the great wave er. The rema escaped a si mil CONFESSE Man on Way Is Being Fji READING. I that he had mi that his inner« term of twenty ony for the cr: hanged here tl of Timothy J. The confess tinge to the ex until the cond i that his time h f ! march from his ! had been erec I Jail yard. A pathetic i was a farewell time Sicilian'sv g place. and, according to the s, but to know that it ur days after the Adri- of the men, they say, the other pair went no chance to discrimi- * Sped г! to W INSTE P. С W. Griffith, tl started out nf< Harold R. his bride, w 1 Hotehkiás of marriéd in the nutg, but broke op*jn the trunks that were ! Bcense issued i It needed no discrimi nation, however, fpr every trunk proved The couple got discovered that < ’ailing the no mine. A $3,500 broach, aging to Capt. B! upper deck wrapped in cotton waste j man asked Mi aild stuck away under a board behind the I. bride and bride* a family heirloom, be-1 residing mi'dwa agraves, was found on f Falls Village. smokestack. A set of sables, valued $2,300, and thouiftek to belong to a Mrs. enry Whelen,' was found under a bunk, me handsome wearing apparel found in tty sailors’ quarteis is believed to belong Miss Clara Grigg. against the men is ivid Nisbett, Cart, Blagrave’s valet. NEW BRIDGE. Railroad Tracks IHay Have to Go Off Queensboro Structure. the engineers specially engaged to investigate the condition of rough Bridge has been Commissioner Steven - n. The other, t|hat of Prof. William mitted within a f ew will Griffith met th* Rock, and aft borrowed a tea and acedmpanio where another tained from To Directors’ room ings Bank Mr. ond ceremony, i NEWPORT This Year public. ie report of Boiler A ■ Sfecial to NEWPORT, T, people of this largely with St tremely happy ledgers show o long and anyth season. This ti Hodge bears out the statements made a ! many unpaid a' ek ago to the' Effect that the bridge books, but this ?pecifications and th. weight it was intend-asserted that t-he pro-sal will be made that the upper floor done away wit\ and the tracks for vated trains be 4lbninaued. ve been four elevated too. that in addition of these tracks some will have to be made "’here were to ha tricks. It may be the elimination tural changes the bridge HANDS CUT 0 It* Man Youth Tellá a Gruesome Tale of the Bla ck Hand. 4 strange story abqut the vengeance of th<! Black Hand is told by Vitardo Diprit- 19 years old, of wark. Dipritti forced to become s Hand organization ” Morothorn,” W. \ a room lighted by In the centre of the razor, all bloodsta forced to swear, he the society ordered under pain of death. EJpritt! told the Newark police that he remained in West V Paper Trust Wants Tariff to Stay. In a letter addressed to the American Paper’anh Pulp Association of 309 Broadway, the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company says it is a foregone “ conclusion fhat if the Democrats have the power they will immediately take off the duty on print paper and pulp.” On the other hand It declares the interest of the association to be ” inseparably linked with the success of the Republican Party ” and that last Winter the Republican members of Congress ” stanchlv withstood the clamor of a portion of the press for the Immediate removal of the duty on paper and pulp.” * * -, I ANOTHER MEGAPHONE FREE! ■Every reader of next SUNDAY’S AMERICAN *ets a big red Megaphone—Just ia tiw»« tor «octtea Night. It’s FRBB,~AAa, ........ mà T IN REVENGE. majority of t?e settled their bill semi-monthly. ; Among all th ness with the $ less than $10.00t total amount ik thinks a penny thev are carryirg. No Leniency Son-in-Law Special to WASHINGTON. 143 Lafayette Street, asserts that he was member of a Black eleven months ago at a. He was taken into two candles, he says, room was a table on TO EXTEND ROAD. MRS. WILLIAM A3T0R IS CRITICALLY ILL II. in- Dr. Austin Flint, Jr., in Constant Attendance on Her for Three Days. 1 Rdanoke-Floyd line on I and Grayson Counties in enter Surry County. N. C., ection r* Mount Airv with RETURN OF HEART MALADY Physician Issues a Bulletin Saying That She Has Suffered Attacks for Four Weeks. Mrs. Wil С D BY BIG STORM. ackn ety, ] Fifth Ay Dr. Aust и am As dodged for N< years York As wn A’shore Off North -Two of Crew Lost. lysic m. Va., Oct. 29. -The fonr-*r Charles S. Ilirseh, ¿um-it norrh, was driven ashore JaroMna coast in. a severe early to-day. The vessel als off Paul Gamlet's 11 ill. h of Cape Henry, and will The cook and a sailor the other six members of rescued. ins were caught under tlu of the vessel anj crushed t-S were made to rescue the they were swept away by = breaking over the sehoon-nder of the crew narrowly ir fate. nd nights :'nr family h ' Avenue or within e he was Dr. Bi ill him n t; Ì Dpi nv ■ver. tt ten tantly Aectu Mrs AN OLD MURDER. nurses an< with her. ling to Dr suffering froni a.r tion, from which ■some years. Late last night mg bulletin, was Issued iron home for The Times: lav, -Got. 29. G re last Instruc-14 sinking, re co*'- Ì0 s shi lì' \stor is -t affee-suffered for follow-Astor ■ Tl Sis tor lo Gallows Says Brother r.ished for His Crime. The New York Times. ’run , Oct 29 — Confessing rdered ft man n Italy and nt brother was serving a. -five years in a penal c^>i-aie. - Salvatore Gatrito wits is morning for tire killing iselleher, a State trooper, n lent a highly -dramatic »CutIon , It was not. made mned man had been told id wrap and that he must cell to the gallows which Led in the Berks County N heart affeeti v then she hi same kind, ly. . Friends of sudden chan days ago. F gun to sink riedly. For Mrs. As tor's Г Mrs. AUSTIN FLIN P. M. her old i. Since 0f the г qùiet- Astor learned of her ge for the worse only.a few our week« ago when yhe be-Dr. Flint was called hiir-mariy years he hna heen physician and has made a careful of 19» H) under a rh ì Y ■ke Fall dowtfr It w Aston' a rath study of her. с Mrs. Aster’s In long ne-rvous strain. Ill In Sninmer of 1007. i in the- Summer of 19<r7 that.Mrs. thaï v. rcid? nt of th; execution greeting sent to an oid-*et heart. ✓ ■r serious ci John Jacob Aster would not reopen B« In юп. Col. hat she r New- WEDDED ON WRONG LICENSE. !.ь™л «ь port villa, during the Newport season. It then came out that during the previous Summer while Mrs. Astor was Clergyman Runs After Newly Married Couple and Performs Second Ceremony tere was -a stnmst i trouble with her ho.irt.. In ] Intin The New York' Times. ЧШ., Oct. 29 The Rev. G. e- Episcopal rector here, ot yesterday to overtake Bee$ian of New Prteston and w,.s Miss Margaret T. Cornwall, wh»>m he had town of Salisbury on a h the town, of Cornwall. away before the rector he had violated the iaw. no of Miss Julia Goodwin, ■ between Lime К nek and >y telephone, .the clergy--s Goodwin to stop the room, w’hich the did. Mr, couple returning to Li'me •r offering * xp'anations, m at the Goodwin place d them, to Fails Village, marriage license was ob-¡vn Clerk Ensign, in the of the: Falls Village Sav-Erlffith performed a sec-v accordance with law.- f verfshl; tended r at New; witnesses TarDian chase Wh« r h active, ace farm king the nppr I the gayest so She spent mar m shops*, making r* for her wardrobe, n Mrs. Astor return alth failed rapidly, jovn became -corn;»!> 1 it to lief home in ' i i lived there in Now and the; weather she was see Avenue, but always w tendunts. She wont n where she mi tad s il № Of was e In-* aerai ever i the pur- b- 1 to At Bi. Art riea her broi sine sion mp t< PEOPLE PAY UP. Merchants Gratified by Promptness of Summer Colony. Л'Лте York Times. j snoj ' chases, | other rn [ men ne 1 house. i Mrs. Astor began j She imagined she w of her social eared I sions .she. had in vital j oers, balls, and reo* ! citations never reac j were Suppressed on « J Mrs. Astor is well | Her friends say sh • mode of life, even < j her social successes, ¡even bordering upon j In a large measure h ; up under tho nervoi T., Oct. 29.—The trades- veloped two ag< city, whose dealings are mmer residents, are ex-over thq balances their t the right side after a ng but brilliant Summer me last year there wore ppunts on the merchants’ S pot the case now. The Summer residents have s monthly, and not a few ■ merchants do!nr- busi-immor residents thTe is outstanding, -nd of this f a. single business man will be lost, on the bills NAVyIrIAL FOR MAGNESS. for Senator Gorman’s Hrm Lived' a Simp] When- in good health Mrs* j at 8 o'clock in the morning, of tea and toast only for hi luncheon, which was p- rv■ i ¡ hour each day, she ate sp i dinner, too, was a simple ‘visitors happened to be at tl even then Mrs. Astor would ; which were not easy to dtges ' ly retired early, and of from her entertainments after having greeted h^r guest her daughters to represent the f j Mrs. Astor is .able to trace, ii try as far back as 1636, when Ja | Schennerhom, founder of her j fanv’y in this country, settledj hattan Island. Her father, 12 f. -n lit aros« rtook For same The miess i, and mrsee ísual-eared while b'chermcrhorn,. was one of Ne n Spite of Pressure. , mercli^nt princes at the beginn! oily, r anc'3-■b Jar.-se father's >n Man* William York’s Y Oct. Times.    t    last century. She is a granddaught -Acting Set?- ! Henry White, who married Arm » retary Newberry to-day orderd that the j Courtlandt in colonial days. whjich were a revolver, a dagger, and a [ned. He was then says, to do anything lrginia until he heard case of Charles love, the naval and marled thf Senator Gorman court-martial no phia. There wi the young rmin brought to bqar The departrnei Admiral Pendlet Philadelphia Na’ J. Magness, alias TIart- j Mrs. Astor for the last twenty years has musician who deserted    j    been    the acknowledged leader of society, daughter of the late    i    with    almost absolute power    to make or should be tried ftt the    j    mar    the social destiny of    those who w in session in Phliadel-'    sought her patronage. Her    visiting list 1 be no leniency shown . was the irelex of the sociall; in spite of the pressure [ ruled with a strong hand. . | As a girl Mrs. Astor was t was notified by Rear j feature and manner and it n on. commando nt of the 1 , ,,,    .....    , i«. y Yard, that the prison- i ^ er debut that she mainew * er had been turned oyer to the navy by He died in 1892, leaving Use 1 that the society was going to delegate him to do some foul deed. Then he ran awzy to “ Southford, Penn.,” near Johns-tovm, where he revealed the secrets of the society to a cousin. On Sept. 7 last his cousin sent him to a »tore, he says. He found the place vacant, and was walking along a railroad track homeward when he was struck dowq. When he regained consciousness, he says, he was in a hospital in Johnstown, with both hands amputated. He says that he was struck by a member of the Black Ha id, and that whiqe he was undonsolous both his hands were cut off in revenge for his betrayal of the band. The United States Postal Guide contains no me*’ towns as *•* Morothorn. West Va.,” and “Southford, Penn.,” but there is a Sou th Fork near Johnstown. the civil author! issued in the co .tine. I It was said de partment to-day taken agaipst M ing a deserter. ties, and the order was irse of the regular rou- Latest Shipping News. AMved: SS Lusitania, Liverpool, Oct 24, DEI VET’S CLARETS AND OLD BURGUNDY. Taken with thè meàl enriches the blood. H. 1 Dewey St Sons Co., |L38 Fulton St„ New York. —Ai is* hibit 4 such an ret, it is rarely in time of peace great fortune to his sen. John J tor. Shortly after Mr. Astor s <b finitely at the Navy De- i Astor took up residence jointly that no steps would be j SO n and his family in the d uh mai bio house that had been er* them In Fifth Avenue, just abo fifth Street. As R Social. Leader. led to tl 1rs. Magness for harbor Though the aw pro-nforced RETURNS $5,000 HE STOLE. WJr'n Mrs. Astor as leadership her. adviser Ladew Estate Employe Pleads Guilty ‘.McAllister. Sim recog to Grand MINEOLA. L Court House her a charge of gra: His defalcation at different time false entries of r ployes, was redt in his autopiobik which he had no tenced by Judge West Pt.-Princeton in .cr his AS- ‘.Î -4 ' Larceny Charge. Special to Tie Sew Y ok Times. I., Oct, 29.—O’to Errriei. paymaster on th? Ladew estate at Glen Cove, was arraisjned this morning in the \ and p.Ieaded guilty to d larceny. of $9,009 in sums taken !. and accounted for by ayments to dummy em-ced by Ermel s turning and over $3,090 in cash and was clever enough to her good qualities and abtiirv, n deferred to her judgment. T<>g selected the “Four Hundred Mrs. Astor’s visiting list, w ward became the lnd-x of s lence.    i When Mrs. Astor Laid aside h Ing after the death of h* r ; ; first Impulse after returning w as to assemble anew ’about h spent. He will be sen- elements. She g; Jackson on Suturday. REXD’S HUDSO T FOOTBALL SPECIAL, Oct. 3L See Pay Line Adv. which all those w hose names w* r visiting list in earlier days were This gracious mood was much ai uvt- ed. but Mrs. Astor found tbat the younger