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Harriman Circle^ Acquires Control of Western Union Goulds Retire as Directors of the Telegraph Company; Clowry Clowry Still President. NEW YORK, Dec. 8.—A large part of tho Gould Interests In the Western Union Telegraph Company retired today ut a mooting of the board of directors, and they and others, affil lated with the Goulds were succeed ed by men representing tho American Telephone and Telegraph Company, th Harrlman and the Moore Interests. A quarterly dividend of 3-t of 1 per cent was declared. Those who resigned were Frank J. Gould, Howard Gould, Kingdon Gould, John T. Terry, C. Sidney Shepard, O. W. Atkins, Thomas F. Clarke, John B. Van Every, W. l>. Bull and A. W. Kroch. These were succeeded by Theodore N. Vail, president, of tho American Telephone and Telegraph Company; Henry S. Howe. John I. Watorbury, Robert S. Lovetl, representing tho Harrlman Interests; Edward J. Hall, William N. Bethel and Henry B. dell-iThayer. of oC to Many notable millionaires attended tho meeting, among them being John Jacob Astor, George Gould and Senator Senator Depew. Few of the retiring directors were present, and when their resignations were road and accepted, the new directors directors were elected and Introduced at the meeting. George J. Gould, chairman of the board and until recently accredited tho largest Individual stockholder, did not retire. Neither did Robert C Clowry, the president and genera manager, who also IH a member o i the board.