New York Times

Court Dismisses Contest Over $1,000,000 Estate of Titanic Victim
Surrogate Colahan dismissed from the bench yesterday the contest of the
will of George Rosenshine, a feather importer, who perished in the wreck
of the Titanic.  The Surrogate said he would admit the will to probate
at once.  An estate of nearly $1,000,000 is involved.

The will of Mr. Rosenshine was one of three mutual wills made by
himself, his mother, and his brother Albert, in which it was provided
that the survivors should take all.  Mr. Rosenshine's mother predeceased
him, and her property went to him and his brother, Albert.  The contest
was brought by Max Rosenshine, another brother, and Mrs. Bessie Frank, a

It was shown that Max Rosenshine had received $30,000 several years ago
for his interest in the family business, and advances of about $50,000
since, while the Rosenshines had given liberal allowances to the two
sons of Mrs. Frank, and set them up in business.

Max Rosenshine notified newspaper reporters that the trial would be a
sensational one, and subpoenaed Mayor Gaynor, District Attorney Whitman,
James B. Regan, August Belmont, and others to testify.  His attorney
excused the gentlemen named.  Felix Isman and others, called by Max
Rosenshine, merely testified that they had known his brother, and did
not make the declarations he had expected.

Albert Rosenshine wept bitterly when he related that his brother Max had
been in several embarrassing situations, and was not considered fit by
his family to have free control of money.

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