In Manhattan, "the most expensive private litigation ever known" continued in its eighth year. Referee James A. O'Gorman sat four hours daily listening to depositions in the tangle of suits and counter suits that stand between the seven heirs of the late Jay Gould.
Lawyer William Wallace, counsel for the estate of the late George Gould, arose to protest a duplication of documentary evidence; stated that the case was costing the Goulds $2,500 an hour.
A statistician for The New York World made computations. Said he:
"Every time one of the serried array of learned counsel...