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yfjyOß TO BtKFF.
Shirply Tell* Police That
"Outrages" Must Cease.
«.«r Gavnor started to put a stop yes-
JS5^ what h* called "police outrages.'
3Ta« Malicious arrest and clubbing
pod, cs u;e w-» fee
rSoST—Ti false or ■ = ~T
r V'swfullv enter a house. Is a
'^ 'safe to say that unless the Mayor
'* C '^ d - a rmr * o( (fee Mayor are
t an mvert-mtlon bf May- M C,^
«nd resulted in the missal of Pr c-
Conuaissioner Elr^han.. But Mayor Gay
nor was not satisfied that there had been
any change in -, attitude of the rank and
file of the police toward citizens who hap
pened to offend their.
It i« believed that the Mayor will continue
to investigate personally cases of alleged
brutality in the department and take such
radical action thereon as may be necessary
until there has been a change.
The Mayor was impelled to take up this
matter thus eat in his administration.
*!ifcou£h still busy with the make-up of
hi* oScial family, by the number of recent
cases of alleged brutality. He gave " per
sonal hearing yesterday to Oscar E. Greg
ory, the yoiiEg man who was assaulted by
Patrolman Devon, of the Hamburg avenue
tuazian. on Monday night.
MAYOR'S PLAIN TALK.
After hearing the case he sent tne follow
ing letter to Commissioner Baker:
Oscar E. Gregory called on me to-day to
cor£pla;n of Patrolman Devon, who clubbed
h:*r> 'a Broad-way Brooklyn, Monday
Bight. The sight of thi? young man is
shocking. It is impossible to look at him
v-'jiout rising indignation that any citizen
Bbonld be subiected to «jen brutal treat
ment by a policeman. His face and ryes
ar« so contused and blackened that he is
scarcely recosrniiabie, ard his head and
This young man was wil his wife when
the thing Happened, and sterns to have
dor.*' nothire but remonstrate with *he
o!set;r for assaulting ar.other. He has
worked f or *our years for Mr. Robert Gair.
who vouches to me for his good character.
Ivt me say to you mat the?* policr- out
rages have to "cease. They have been
growing more common for years and. I
regret to say, hav«> gone on with scarcely
a reDuke. It is time that they be stopped,
and tnar the police be fully informed that
to commit a battery on a citizen, or make
a false or unnecessary arrest, or unlaw
fully enter a house, is a far graver offence
than io iet a criminal escape.
Please let Devon be brought to trial
before your trial deputy in the shortest
time possible and summarily dismissed it
irund. guilty. Soihing short of dismissal
■will suffice in si:cii cases. I am also call
in §• the attention of the District Attorney
rf Kings County to his case
ANOTHER CLUBBING CASE. !
Scon after he had heard Oregon". " i
ycii-g man naxned Thomas Smith, of No.
6M VTest 2j±h street, his head s-wathed in
bandages and his collar and shirt stained
with blood, came to the office of the Mayor
tzd asked for a hearing, saying he had
■•en a victim of police brutality. The
Slayor had not heard of this case before,
bs| se loci no time in taking It up. He
saw Smith, who was accompanied by his
sister and another woman, took a look at
«*e-O>ep c^t—tiiji.t-JtLad-ix^n cone««J«<i~Dy"
ite bandages and told him to come back
at 3 o'clock this morning ■with witnesses
-•repaid to substantiate his story.
Smith declared he had been assaulted by
two detectives of the l£th precinct in front
of the American Music Hall. Eighth ave
nue and I2d street, about 11 o'clock on Sun
The assaul T on Oscar E. Gregory occurred
at Broadway and Myrtle avenue. Brooklyn,
en Monday night. According to his story.
to was waiting for a trolley car with his
wife when Policeman Devon began to "De
labor ttvo young men with his club. Mrs,
Grrgcry cried out in fright, 'Oh. look at
the policeman beating those young men!"
Then it -was that Devon turned on Greg
ory, the Latter declares, azui, accusing him
at beating hi? wife, clubby him and
dragged him to the police station. On Mon
o&v Magistrate CTReillv dismissed the po
li-ejnaß's complaint against Gregory and
ordered the arrest of Devon n n a charge
r«sterday morning Mayor Gavnor r*>
<*uvea a letter from Robert Gair, a paper
box manufacturer in Brooklyn and a per
sonal friend of many ear*' standing, pro
tfe?7ing against the brutality of Devon. Mr.
Gair wrcte that Gregory was sober and
t&dnfitriotui and had worked for him for
torn years a* Tigine^i. he said be had
made a full investigation of the incident
and was convinced that the assault was
brutal and unjustified.
\ "Gregory will be incapacitated from duty
tm a long 'Ame," he wrote. - "I feel your
Interest in the matter la well deserved
and hope the results will be productive of
a '" :Ort lessening 'he tendency toward this
BCJt of thing on the part of the police
The Mayor also received letters protesr
'>-s against the assault from other citizens.
MAYOR HEARS STORY.
-Mr Gregory accompanied by Robert H.
Charlton, a lawyer, went to cc* Mayor
r^vr-or yesterday morning. They were told
to return with witnesses in the afternoon.
Ar S o>lork they arrived with Mrs. Greg
«y wjth Miss Minnie. Glass and Mis?
Emily Jack, who had witnessed the assault,
*nd C. B Baines, with whom Gregory and
his w ; f^ had fc*-en spending the evening be
fcre tfce assault. Aft*r waiting for some
time the Mayor sent for the party. Greg
ery closely cross-examined by the
Mayor regarding his story, and then Mrs.
Gregory was exarazned. a stenographer
i&ade g record of the investigation.
►vhen the Mayor saw the newspaper men
c* said that his views on the subject were
f '-l!y outMned In his letter to Commissioner
When the case a^amst Patrolman Devon
fn r assault Ta« cal'ed In the Manhattan
•'eaue police court yesterday. Captain John
Rtcker of the Hamburg avenue station, his
officer, declared that Devon was
•'-'*. exhibiting a certificate to that effect
from Police Surgeon D<? Forrest.
I "I expecr«d this." exclaimed Magistrate
_>Rei!ly. -it is an old police trick. When
JMlicerrjin gets into trouble hiniEelf h«
j«J»raaedl«e]jr reports sick. It seems to be
. «1 attw.pt to avoid having the caee tried
before mt. I also notice that the police
»^ n • ■"Wbim ! is absent, although he knew
niat the case was to go on to-day. When
D *Jf*L was here Tuesday he seemed to be
•* v *ry good health."
BAKER'S NEW ORDER.
If r:it be«~i the usual custom when po
jß^Ben *•***■ been arrested for their cap-
Ja:ns in ask for their parole Magistrate
I • rßti '^ refused to parole Devon when "he
£ i-Taigned on Tuesday, requiring him
3nngs High Class Men.
T* S^-Yoric T ,. !buiit K« r°r* Ctt,,
pr.^;;*?' n ~ r "i^slre tn expires my ap
ttfS a , s «*« r otnaJiicd through
Tril.u^ c vJ ji<a * urfc '» =*yln« tint The
Sn^lSr*" m <- onl y *>lsh sraiie. men.
- ti-d col
<*£?•,? Trlbunt tor prompt and «lfl-
Youn vtry ••
-— - Tl. S. MIGHII.L.
to "give $$«> bail. Yesterday OommisHoner
Baker issued the i following order:
Hereafter when a member, of the police
force is held hy a magistrate for examina
tion on a charge involving his actions as
an • officer, ■ no member of the police force
shall make a request for the officer to be
paroled. Let the. magistrate. decide.
Patrolman John W. Mann, of the Mercer
street station, whom Mayor Gaynor or
dered piaced on trial -at once on charges
of clubbing citizens whil^ intoxicated last
week, will be. arraigned at Police Head
quarters to-day. Xrw^'l:
The police said last night that Smith had
been arrested by detectives from Head
quarters who were looking for him on a
general alarm sent out on complaint of
John <>»rritv. of No. IJH Tenth avenue, who
alleged that Smith stabbed him on Janu
ary 9. - •
Mary Smith, a younger sister of Thomas
Smith, said last night at her nome. No. 504
West 20th street, that her brother had been
persecuted by the police because through
an uncle who was a Tammany district
leader before >«<• died several men had been
transferred at her brother's request. She
said they accused him of being the leader
of a Tenth avenue gang and that, although
he had been arrested several times, he had
always been able to prove his Innocence.
She said Father Kinnary was convinced
that her brother was the victim of persecu
tion and was going to see the case through
to the finish.
Police Commissioner Baker, when asked
aSout a rumor that he was to be dropped
by Mayor Gaynor and First Deputy Com
missioner Bugher put in his place, replied:
"Absolutely nothing* to it There is noth
ing to found that rumor on. Why not go
and see the Mayor. He will settle the ques
tion. That.* all I've got to «ay "
The Commisioner said he had suspended
TO OUST COXXERS?
Opponents Said to Have 34
Votes in Committee.
TBt T»leg-raph to Thp Tribune ]
Albany, Jan. 13. — Reports from Buffalo
»ha* the anti-Conners meit in the Demo
cratic State Committee had 3t votes against
the state chairman and would oust him
a month were received here to-day.
A number of anti-Conner« men are here
fast *r present. Most of them declined to
talk for publication, but let their belief be
known that they had Connere roped, thrown
We have thirty-four votes absolutely."
said one "If Conners loes net resign with
in a month we will call pi special •neetfng
•' the committee and thr--»w him oat."
This latest developmen* Is said to be due
solely to the flghr between Murphy and nls
allies arid Conners and his. The Saratoga
chips" are ?aid by various Democrats to
nave had nothing to do with it. although
Mayor Sague of Poughkeepsie. who was
one of them, is mentioned a? a probaole
successor to Conners.
Board of Estimate Will Receive
Nelson P. Lewis, chief engineer of the
Board of Estimate, will submit at its meet
ing to-day a table showing the value of
physical improvements f or* which prelimi
nary and final authorization have been
given. The list by boroughs is as follows:
Manhattan .... $47, 5C0 (603.500
Brooklyn 249. 100 1 539 800
The Bronx 53.500 1.756.300
Qu**ns ... 31.400 M 4.700
Richmond- 55,100 431,600
Tot als $436,000 $4,776,100
The board will receive a proposition for a
site for a seaside park to take the place of
tbe. .RocJcaway "Beach "proposition. It Will
be presented by a real estate man. whose
property, which is known as "Mill Island,"
runs between Island and Ralph avenues to
Bergen Beach and has three miles of water
front on Jamaica Bay. The owner says he
will offer the city a much lower figure on
thcproperty than J1.500.000, at which it was
appraised by ■ title company six months
The Central Federated Union has sent a
letter to the board asking for an appropria
tion for -'a series of .orchestral concerts for
the production of high class music for the
benefit of those who are unable to pay for
the- privilege of hearing works of the great
masters in our opera houses."
A communication will be read from E. H.
Ontflrbridjge, chairman of the Committee of
One Hundred, extending hearty congratula
tions and sincere good wishes for the suc
cess of the administration and expressing
confidence in the efficient business manage
ment of the affairs of the city government
by those in charge.
CARRIES FEWER PASSENGERS.
But M. S. R. Has Reduced Cost, So It
Is Gaining Ground.
A significant feature of the condensed
statement of the income of the Metropoli
tan Street Railway Company for the last
.-'x months of IMS given out by the
receivers . yesterday is that the decrease
in the number of transfer passengers
carried for the six months ending De
cember 31. 1909. as compared with the cor
responding period of 1908, is more than
three times as great -if the loss of fare
paying passengers. The passengers who
paid fares on the Metropolitan lines were
fewer by 1,129,633. But 3,945,638 fewer trans
fers were accepted in the same period.
The total of passengers carried was more
than five million less, therefore, than in the
corresponding six months of 1908. Some
of the loss, of traffic is attributable to the
discontinuance of the operation of the
59th street crosstown line and the Second
avenue line. The former was given up by
the Metropolitan on August 5, ISOS, and the
latter on November 12.
There was a decrease of $1,392,478 in
operating expenses of the Metropolitan
lines during the last six months, also,
probably, largely due to the surrender of
the two lines.
The net earnings from operation, due to
the better handling of the road and the
dropping of two lines, show an increase of
51.»J2,fcS& over the last half of: 1808. The
operating expenses for the last six months
were $4,323,921, as against $5.776,359 in the
last half of 1306. In this Item are in
eluded all expenditures for rehabilitation of
the physical property and 10 pec cent, or
$663,162 30, of the gross earnings for un
settled claims for injuries and damages.
The charges to maintenance fell from
$2,451,516 for the last half of 1908 to $1,140.
"77 for the last half of 1909. a decrease of
The Metropolitan got $22,720 less of in
come from sources • other than operation
during the last half of 1909 than in the
last half of IMS, the main sources of this
income being the sale of power, rental of
equipment, rental of buildings owned by
the company and sale of advertising
TO RE ERTABLISH TRANSFERS
Parker Bill Would Give P S. Board
Power to Do So.
Albany, Jan. 12 — .\ measure permitting
the Public .Service Commission of the Ist
District to re-establish transfers disown
tinued by r^e various N>w York CM
:nes and to apportion to different
oempames shares of mi»- joint fare •■
troduced Ir; the Assembly to-day by If]
Parker, '•hairman of the Railroad Commit
ret Assemblyman Parkers bill also givt-n
emission jurisdiction ov» r ferries, ex
cept municipal fsRiM
The bill includes the amendments made
by ooth Assembly and Bt out* aßßßßifttaM
or last year to wh»t vas nra-nical!;,
'The commission's report; recommended
Itgislation to overcome the effect at court
decisions limiting its power over public
utility corporations. The report declared
that the court decisions "devitalized the
Public Service -commissions law."
ykw-york omit trtbixe. Friday, j\\r\Rr pl 1910.
MURPHY DROPS IN
MORE "KTXD WORDS."
Tammany Chief Again Leaves
City Hall with. Empty Bag.
Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammany
Hall, made another pilgrimage to Mayor
Gaynor's office in the City Hall yesterday.
He was in search of patronage; .there was
no attempt to conceal the fact. it was his
third visit, and apparently was as unpro
ductive of substantial results as the other
visits had been.
To be sure, after Murphy had gone the
appointment of a straight Tammany man to
a 53,500 place was announced. But what
Tammany wants, and what she needs, is
a few commlssionerships. So far, "kind
words" are about all that Murphy and his
impatient braves have got.
Samuel Prince, a former Assemblyman
and a lieutenant of Benjamin Hoffman,
Tammany leader in the sth District, was
appointed Deputy Commissioner of Li
censes to succeed James B. Archibald, at
a salary of $3,500. He was a candidate for
the commisslonership, which went to Her
man Robinson. He represents the Cigar
Packers' Union in the Central Federated
John F. Scanlon, of No. 119 West 115 th
street, was appointed secretary to the
Street Cleaning Department, at a salary
of $3,000 a year. He succeeds Brinton
Buckwalter, who is said to he a relative of
former Mayor McClellan. Scanlon, who. is
twenty-five years old. is a friend of Will
iam J. Wright, Tammany leader of the 31st
District, and is a member of the Tammany
general committee from that district. He
assisted Mayor Gaynor during the cam
paign, being stationed at his Brooklyn
home. The Mayor was responsible for the
appointment, which is largely personal, but
Tammany may claim it if it gives them
William A. Boring, of No. 172 East 71st
street, was appointed a member of the boara
of examiners. This board passes on all
building- plans that have been rejected by
the Buildings Superintendent. The compen
sation is $10 for every . meeting attended.
TRYING TO HOLD HAAO
It Is believed that one of the objects of
Gharles F. Murphy's visit to the Mayor was
to land the commissionership of the Depart
ment of Correction for a Tammany leader.
Mr Murphy is also anxious to retain Jo
seph Haag as secretary of the Board of
Estimate. It is doubtful whether that will
be done, but Mr. Haaar will not lose that
job until another is found for him. Mr.
Murphy was accompanied by Philip J.
Donohue, treasurer of the Hall. After a
twenty minute conversation in the inner
office of the Mayor the Tammany chief
tan came out looking: as sphinxlike as
T don't know anything about appoint
nn nts," he said to the newspaper men. al
most before they had a chance to frame
a question. "You will have to ask the
Mayor what we talked about."
A cold wind blew down the corridor of
the City Hall and the Tammany leader
<i r »w his greatcoat about him and passed
out into City Hall Park.
as for the Mayor. he did not mind saying
that Mr. Murphy had talked over appoint
ments, past and future, with him. He was
asked if be thought Mr. Murphy was
pleased with the appointments so far. as
made, and replied: "So far a? I know.
Mr Murphy !a satisfied I have been led
to believe so."
He wa= toid that many Tammany leaders
were complaining that the organization
which had such a large part in his elec
tion did not foel that they had been
properly recognized In his appointments.
The Mayor indicated that It was a sub
ject he did not care to discuss
John J. Murphy, brother of the leader
of Tammany Hall, was ushered into the
Mayor's offices later He .mid, however,
that he did not see the Mayor, but called
on Assistant Corporation Counsel Crowell.
A visit to the Mayor by Marvyn Scudcter,
the publio accountant who worked for the
insurance investigation committee and
Metropolitan traction sys
tem's books for the Public Service Com
mission, l~d to a story Hmt he had been
k^i! • F tin Commissioners
The press agent for a well known actor
who is starring in anew musical comedy in
Broadway expected to get lots of advertis
ing from a stunt evolved in hi- fertile brain
yesterday. It was based on the statement
of Mayor Gaynor that he thought many
people' misunderstood Charles F. Murphy,
that the latter was not so bad as painted,
and that his critics would discover this if
they would go and say a "few kind words"
to him. The press agent headed a delega
tion of fur coated actors, including his star,
to Tammany Hall in the morning They
told Mr. Murphy they had organized a
"Kind-Words-to-Murphy Club" at the sug
gestion of the Mayor. They assured the
Tammany chief he was a good fellow, and
released other blasts of hot air.
Tl-en the delegation visited the City Hall.
It did not get by the vigilant secretary to
Mayor Gaynor, but, as they were clad in
fur coats, did not find It cold waiting in the
corridor. When the Mayor went out for
luncheon they waylaid him and insisted on
relating the "beneficent work" they had
taken up. Meantime the press agent was
handing out data on the actors and the
show in which they appear He seemed
peeved because there were no newspaper
photographers present, and promised to
send photographs to every office.
CHRISTY DEPOSITIONS HEARD
Artist's Alleged Drunkenness — Mother
Sees Child After Long Separation.
Zanesville, Ohio. .T<rn 13 — Character de
positions taken in New York were intro
duced by Mrs. Maybell Thompson Christy
in the Probate Court here to-day in the
suit to obtain from her husband, Howard
Chandler Christy, the artist, possession of
their twelve-year-old daughter, Natalie.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Christy were in
court, but the child was reported to the
court to be art the home of Mr. Durban,
an attorney representing the artist, when
a demand was made that Natalie be pro
duced. The court held that the little
girl could remain at the Durban home.
Affidavits also told of times when Mr.
Christy wars alleged to be under the in
fluence of liquor. Dr. Edward Renill
testified that Christy was admitted to be
an habitual drunkard four years ago. He
also testified as to proceedings regarding
placing Christy in an ?s\ium
Mrs. Christy, who has not' seen her
oaughter since August, spent an hour with
the child this evening at the home of Mr.
Durban. This arrangement was made after
■ ... mother pleaded with the court, for per
mission to Bee the child
CASTLE DECREE REPORTED.
Husband Said to Have Divorced.Woman
Who Shot W. P. Craig.
San Francisco, Jan. —Neville H. ■ !•»-
Ue, at one time a prominent San Fran
cisco attorney, is reported to have received
a decree of divorce* on Tuesday at Nome,
Alaska, from Mary Scott Castle, ' who shot
William D. Craig, ■ New York attorney.
In an elevator of the Waldorf-Astoria last
August. Castle- is an Assistant United
Slates Attorney. Mrs. Castre is reported
to be in Canada. .
Mrs. Castle shot W. D. 'Craig at the Wal
«l<-»rf-Astoria because he refused to listen
t«« her plea for a reconciliation .following
a quarrel at her apartments, in West 67th
street. The bullet was deflected by a
main pen and Craig was not hurt aeri
ously. There 'was no prosecution. .
FIDELITY FIRE INS. CO. t**??iiFf\^?Z:
Af MPW Vflrt NEW YORK CITY AGENTS BROOKLYN AGENTS
UI PIC/* ■Ul IV» .-.'.- M MAIDEN LANE 150 MONTAGUE ST.
-Annual Statement January Ist, 1910.
; ASSETS LIABILITIES
Stocks and Bonds ..•-.•• - .... v $3,507,290,00 Losses in process of adjustment • • • $ 90,022.86
Premiums in course of collection - - - 169.910.35 All other claims - • 30,556.88
Interest accrued - - .... 21,832.66 Unearned Premiums - - ' - - - . 967,007.90
Cash on deposit and in office .;•* V s ; ■.';■-.-• 409,078,73 Surplus to Policyholders • 33.020,554.12
Capital SI. 003,030.30
Net Surplus 2,020,554.12
Total Assets $4,108,141.74' $4,108,141.74
f HENRY EVANS, President. CHARLES ALTSCHUL GEORGE E. KLINE JOHN J. RIKER
HENRY EVANS, President. CharlES aITSCHUL -,EO°GE E KLINE c-nj»!«ep
GEORGE E. KLINE, Vice President. E. C. CONVERSE DONALD MACKAY FREDERIC W. SCOTT
J.E.LOPEZ. 2nd Vice Presidents HENRY EVANS EUGENE MEYER, Jr. HENRY C. TINKER
E. L BALLARD. \ and Secretaries. FRANCIS L. mine WILLIAM H. MOORE SAMUEL A.WALSH
■ IA. JwTnnERTON, ;-A.rt. Secretaries. HENRY K. POMROY
JOB FOR EBSTEIX.
Plum from Controller for
Former Police "Deputy.
Major f. H E. Ebstein. U S. A. 'rptired^
■was appointed secretary to the Commis
sioners of Estimate and Appraisal by Con
troller Prenderga«t yesterday afternoon, to
succeed James H. McCabe. a Democrat.
who resigned Thp salary is $5,000 a year.
Major Ebstein was Deputy Police Commis
sioner <n Brooklyn and Queens during the
administration of Mayor Low, and a deputy
of Controller Prendergast when the latter
was Register of Kinss County. Carrying
out his policy of concentrating work
wherever possible. Controller Prentiersa^t
announced that clerical work of condemna
tion proceedings in Brooklyn would be done
hereafter In the main office, like the work
of all other boroughs. This will rf«ult in
s substantial savins, the Controller be
The Controller says he intends to scruti
nise carefully the work of the commission
ers, and in the future all bills of '"osts,
fees ami other necessary expenses will be
made up in the main office.
The Controller has refused payment on a
claim for $303 60 for repairs to an auto
mobile hired by the Bureau of Highways
in Queens. The first bill put in for the
machine by Joseph A. Boyce, the owner,
was for $660. being for one month and seven
days, at the rate of $520 a month. A city
inspector reported the claim excessive and
recommended payment at the rate of $300
a month. The bill was therefore cut by
$279 22 and paid. Shortly after this came In
the bill and voucher for $303 for repairs.
The Controller wrote to Commissioner
Thompson of the Department of Waosr
Supply, saying that his department had
failed to co-operate with the Department
of Finance In its efforts to establish on a
rirm basis the order and invoice and the
"immediate notification" system. John
H. O'Brien was the former Commissioner
of the Water Department.
NEW DIRECT PRIMARIES CLUE.
Brooklyn Republicans Organize to Push
Representative Republicans of the 10th
Assembly District of Brooklyn have formed
an organization in support of Governor
Hughes's plan for I'.irect primaries. I- was
decided to call the organization the Direct
Primaries Association of the 10th Assembly
Dtetrtct It is the first association of the
kind to be formed in Kings County. Sev
eral of the Brooklyn Republican clubs.
however, have advocated the Governor's
The meeting last evening was held in the
r^oms of the Young Republican Club, in the
Johnson Building, at Flatbush avenue and
Nevins street. Paul E. Vornon wa? elected
president. Seymour K. Kuller vice-presi
dent, and Dr. William H. Johnston treas
urer. The chair was empowered to nanie
a committee nn scope and plan. This com
n-itte* will 'iraw up the constitution and
will report at the nexi -necting. which will
he held on Friday evening, January 2S.
PARK BOARD DELAYS ACTION.
Waits for More Facts in Clinton Smith
and Stage Cases.
The Park* Board met yesterday after
noon, for the flrsi time since the appoint
ment of Commissioner Stover, and acted
on two questions of importance. One was
the re-estatlishment of the oitice of as
sistant secretary to the board, which went
out "f existence with the removnl of
Colonel Clinton H. Smith. This was the
result of a letter received by Commis
sioner Stover from the Mayor instruct
ing him to rake steps toward the reinstate
ment of Colonel Smith, who was removed
by former Park Commissioner Smith just
before ihe new year The question was
referred to the president of rhe ParK
Board "for investigation and report."
The resumption of Fifth avenue stage
traffic in Riverside Drive, between 72>i
street and the viaduct, was also consid
ered, and :he hoard authorized the presi
rior.t to apply to the Corporation Counsel
:or opinions on all the di. oints in
the matter. Commissioner Stover said
hasty action could not be tak-n. as many
questions of law were Involved.
go where pre
cision is vital. Under
the keen eye of the
scientist they main
tain the reputation that
has made a synonym
for accuracy of the word
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In Tilled Gold Cases. JBO and up.
In Solid Gold G^C3. SSO and up.
Other Elgin models at other prices according
to trade ol movement and case.
All Elem models are sold by jewelers every
where, and are fully Guaranteed.
ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY.
OiNLY ONE SURVIVOR
THIRTY OF CREW LOST
Remarkable Escape of Pacific
Marshfield. Ore.. Jan. 13.— Harry Kentzell.
first assistant engineer, is the sole survivor
of the wreck of the iron steamer Czarina.
of the Southern Pacific company, which
drove on the north spit of the Coos Bay bar
yesterday, with a loss of thirty lives.
Kentzell's escape was remarkable. When
the ship struck he and six others took to
the rigging of the foremast. Sea after sea
smashed over the vessel. The decks were
awash and wreckage was floating about.
Finally a tremendous sea washed Kentzell
and his companions from their places.
KemzeP was swept toward land many
times, but was as often carried out to sea
again by shifting currents. Finally he ?ot
hold of a piece of timber and was slowly
• As he neared the beach and caught sight
of the rescuers consciousness left him. and
he knew nothing more until he came to on
the beach beside a big fire. He had been
brought back to life after several hours of
vigorous treatment. To-night he is on the
road to recovery Kentzell lives in San
When darkness fell last night it was
believed that all on board the Czarina
were dead except Kentzell. The boiling
combers dashed over the vessel in regu
lar succession. But whn dawn came
those on the beach descried six forms in
the rigging of the only remaining mast
and hope was entertained for their res
cue. The gale did not abate. At
last one of the six men dropped
into the sea. Soon another tumbled to
the water and then a third fell.
A little later the watchers on shore saw
through the~s!aw3C3-tha.last-tfarp*_mfin. as
if by agreement, shed themselves of their
heavier clothing and spring into the boil
inar sea. They were not seen again.
The identity of the six who survived the
terrible night will never be known defi
nitely, but it is believed they were C. J.
Duggan captain, of San Francisco; John
McNichols. second mate, of San Francis
co; James Hughes, first officer, of San
Francisco; Harold Hillis, the only pas
senger, son of C. J. Hillis. general man
ager of the Southern Pacific company in
Marshfleld. and two sailors.
JUSTICE TRUAX GRAVELY ILL.
Condition Due to Severe Attack of Grip
— Little Hope for Recovery.
Ex-Justice Truax. who failed of re-elec
tion to the Supreme Court last fall, was so
gravely in at the Hotel Savoy last night
that his death was expected at any time.
He caught a cold two weeks ago. and has
been growing steadily worse ever since
The <-old turned into grip, and no meas
ures have availed to bring relief
Arthur D. Truax. Justice Truax ? son.
and Mrs Wood, his daughter, were with*
him last night. Justice Truax was first
elected to the bench in 1880, as a member
of the Superior Court, and was elected to
the Supreme Cour' in 1595.
CHICKEN HAD TO PAY TURKEY.
Plttsburg. Jan. 13.— "My name is Mike
Turkey and I want to sue Joe Chicken."
said a man as he rushed into Magistrate
w D Mansfield's court in McKeesport last
night "Chicken boards with me. and when
I was in my chicken coop trying a fighting
bird he smashed In the door because I
would not let him in." The magistrate
ordered Chicken to pay the costs.
COLER LOSES LIBEL SUIT.
Former Borough President Bird 3. Coler
of Brooklyn nas lost his suit against "The
Brooklyn Daily Eagle. " A verdict in favor
of that newspaper was rendered yesterday
oefore Tustice Sutherland.
Mr. Color's claim for 000.000 damages was
rased on the publication it an article
v, rich said that he had an interest, either
personally or through the flrm of W R
t ier 6c «'o.. in certain paving contracts
for Brooklyn in which Medina sandstoue
>.-as the material specified.
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The Right Way
From many pans of New York
and Brooklyn the Subway is the ac
cepted route of travel.
If you are at a point convenient to
the Subway and want to go by the
quickest and most convenient route
to the Pennsylvania, Erie or Lacka
wanna Railroad Stations in Jersey
City or Hoboken, take a Subway Ex
press to FULTON STREET, 'waIk
one short block west to the wonderful
Hudson Terminal and there take a
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at 14th Street. NINTH AVENUE
Elevated passengers change at Chris
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