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0B STATES QUICK
IB AID BRITISH SEAMEN
Detectives Investigating Story
ofßruta! Assault on Wen by
West Street Gang.
80TH RECENTLY IN COURT
Testified Against Firm Fined for
Exacting Fees for Obtaining
Employment for Four
English Sailors.
•Tie United States District Attorney's
g^ t*»gan an investigation yesterday
VflK rase of two British sailors. Louis
{£ Reath and Alphto Mylenars. who
p<3 that they were attacked and
LgjjUr assaulted on Saturday night by
'^. tTtl uniojnwn assailants near the
African Seamen's Friend Society, at
-.- y,; west street, where they have
rtflet&efr home while in port,
Rf .ath and Mylenars were two of
4ht vllueSKS who appeared recently be
*t? Judge Hough, in the United States
r-ru!t Court, and testified against the
IS cit "vTeinhnld & Horn. shipping mas
„— of No 3 s Whitehall street, the
of which were convicted and
-.-. 52^> each on the charge of having
"rtrtPd feet for obtaining employment
for th«* ivitnepfes and two other sea-
Prti on the British steamship Kirby
si^jc Leonard afcGee counsel for the
Le'xl Aid Society, throucrh which organ
asasa the action was instituted against
BgslidM *• Horn, brought the alleged
usault on the two sailors to the atten
tion of I'rJted States District Attorney
Vtift yesterday. and detectives were at
tn^ assigned to the case to run down
... assailants, if possible.
§ Responsibility Denied.
Mr M^Gee said yesterday that it ap
jwred to be a rase of -'beating up" the
in order to impress upon pea-
Bffi -n genera! the inexpediency and
top" of arr"*3rir.g and pressing their
jjur.plair.ts apainst shipping masters
T"h whom they have to deal In finding
Ho declared, however.
jhit the Bodety had no evidence to con- i
get the convicted shipping masters,
•freehold ft H"rn. with the undoing of
Tee Eeath and Mylenars. William T.
B<m. of the firm of Weinhold & Horn.
vhts seen last night positively denied
ia: his firm was in any ay respon
e:« for the rosch handling of the two
"K> had no knowledge of the story
Sat these two men had been assaulted."
if said, "until some one told us of It
TPfterday. "U'e don't use that kind of
tactics in cur business, and it is more
«*.ir iikeiy that the' sailors brought the
tmible up° n themselves with too much
p$ aboard."
Tiatcver the two men encountered
ire :s no floabt that they got the worst
if ft, for th^ir faces showed the deep
biat effect? of a re-cent pounding and
Vis Rca'.fc lost a chance to -hip with a
tt^per, tihich had been secured through
Vst British Consul's office, because of
nq^rcaßb is th«? top of his head which
fes not healed properly. Mylenars re
lort to ship without his pal and both
Sea f.rj remain ashore long enough to
Off apairn th^ir assailants, should
2*r he found.
Fcsmd Unconscious m Street.
- : -'. r.c to the Btory of the sailors
3»J *crt within two Hocks of the
American Seamen's Friend Society, in
T ->stßrprt. Saturday aright, when thr^e
ran Je3 'jpt.n tn^m. and as they at
ttnptfjj tj kf-rp th>ir sea Jegs and .].-
lend the!r.s*>'ves as best they could one
tf the attacking party gave a signal and
■Wndcther men rushed out <>f the dark
**2 heat th»-:n t-> The ground. It was
"» dark to se«=- thtir assailants, they
*^1 and when they regained conscious
*«B no orw> was near but a patrolman.
**<> had found them lying on the side
**l ar.d had Eumxnoned an ambulance.
.«* sailors uere tak<-n to the hospital.
95* P^bSt injuries were treated and
ta they returned to the Seamen's So
dttr.
O was said at the British Consul's
** yesterday that th« Sect of tin
*^P£ assault upon Seamen Van Reath
*33 ttTksara would go far to counter
"*h» falarary results obtained by the
**«afea of TTelnnold & Horn, which
*** thf Brst conviction ♦ obtained in
t ;?r£ ! years, although cases of a simi
* fei *we frequently brought to the
•f^'" 3 of xhf ' British Consul.
«.t>. h ' >t^ r the treattn«axt metM out
v.^Tt TW ° F - ailorf: h a<i anything to do
th«Jr appf-arance against the con
£~* 6hi ri'ir.s: masters or not." said
jf/™ SjJ ErodPrirk yesterday, who
« (Jr^ aftfT th *- -seamen, 'it is most un
'££&*? That the Incident happened
££* timf '- as n -rlu hay " "» e
«Cr € "'^ t aTid make •• harder than
*» JM ieainen to rr, m( » forward and
l&jr" men "' i: ° t * ke their mnno - v
and tb<- dishonest shipping
aUtaJ 1h " irr^p.,nsibility
g ■ * "«-ili be mr, re strongly * ntrenchr-d
■»■^ocgdcdnis 'ran before."
a!<! • •■•...•
fca*^ "omplain™j of the
fft ssSLl Of FW " IlinR "••*««* a«d had
•tohik-t v' " ai ''* ar "^ witnesses
fc» r*^ 1"*1 "*" 1 hild disappeared before
* soul<l J * l-rouiibt into court-
V INSIDER PROCTER OFFER
?S? University Trustees Will
H^ Special Meeting To-diy.
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T*' ll:: tMr r2 t "" r< i<r " Pwatotect ru
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jniy S.^ *** - ctmWed to
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To-d»T. fair.
To-morrow, rloinir: licht wind*..
GRIEF FOR FIREMAN KILLS
Cotter's Aunt Dies Beside His
— Two Funerals To-day.
Lying side by side In their home, at
No. 271 Hudson street, are the bodies of
Timothy Cotter, the fireman who was
suffocated In the Washington street lire
early Monday morning, and that of his
aunt. Mrs. Nora VHllman, a widow. The
latter died from grief over the sad ending
of her nephew. When the body of the
young man was brought home, Mrs Will
man could not be consoled, and refused to
leave the room where he lay On Mon
day evening at 6 o'clock she died in a
chair by the side of the body. She was
forty-five years old.
•Chief Croker. by order of Commis
sioner Waldo, yesterday issued special
orders that a guard of honor from the
Fire Department shall attend the fu
nerals of Cotter and William F. Healey.
who also lost his life in the same fire.
The funeral of Cotter will be held at
St. Alphon?us's Church to-day, and two
men each from the sist. S2d. 33d. 3Rth.
40th. 4 1st and 49th battalions are de
tailed as a guard of honor.
For the funeral of Fireman Healey, at
St. Peter's Church, two men from the
6th. Tth. Sth. 9th. 10th. 11th. 12th and
16th battalions will be the guard of
-nor. while a number of the men from
Engine Company 10. to which Healey be
longed, will act as mourners.
DIDN'T GIVE THE NECKLACE
John B. McDonald Denies Know
ing of Miss Lowrie's Bauble.
When Frank Grant, who says that he
is a broker at No. 115 Broadway, was
arraigned before Magistrate Marsh at
Stapleton yesterday on a grand larceny
charge made by Mrs. Carrie Lee, wife of
■ Staten Island decorator. John B. Mc-
Donald, who builds subways was the
principal witness. He was asked to tell
what he knew about a pearl necklace
valued nt $3,500 and alleged to have been
given by him to Jeannette Lowrie, an
actress. Mrs. Lee says that she ad
vanced $600 to Grant on the pawn ticket
for the necklace and then became con
vinced that she had done a poor stroke
of business.
McDonald said that unless his memory
failed him he had never presented to
Miss Lowrie a necklace of any kind. He
■was positive that in any case he had
never given her one worth $3,500.
Miss Lnwrie was not in court, but the
pawnbroker was there who had issued
tickets on her necklace and other pos
sessions. Mrs. Lee said that the pawn
broker told her that to get possession
of all the articles pawned by Miss Low
rie she would have to pay $4,700. with
interest and charges, and the $600 she
had turned over to the defendant. The
hearing was not finished. Meanwhile
Grant remains in the Richmond County
jail under bail of $4,000. reduced from
$7,500. ■•
AGREE IN FAR EAST
Russia and Japan Reach Com
plete Understanding.
Toki- June •.— A nosnclKe under
~.p has been reached by Russia and
fapaa on question? relating to Far East
ern affairs.
It is not known that the results of the
agreement will be published for the pres
ent, but it Is not thought that there will
be any material change in the provisions
of the existing agreement.
THAW DOWRY RETURNED
Pittsburg Property Was Settled
on Earl of Yarmouth.
FittFburg. June .— A deed of recon
veyance was recorded here to-day which
practically returns to Alice Thaw, sister
of Harry Thaw, and formerly the
Countess of Yarmouth, the marriage
dowry that was executed at the time of
the wedding of Miss Thaw to the Earl
of Yarmouth in this city in 1908.
At the time of the wedding the solici
tor of the Earl of Yarmouth made cer
tain stipulations which prompted the
Thaw family to call in certain promi
nent attorneys of this city. It was de
cided that the dowry, which consisted
of an interest in valuable pieces of
Pittsburg realty, should be placed in
trust, and the Fidelity Title and Trust
Company. J. Denniston Lyon and others
were named as trustees.
The indenture of marriage settlement
was one-fifth interest in the realty, and
after the annulment Alice Thaw brought
legal proceedings for the recovery of the
property embraced In the settlement.
The conveyance filed to-day was in ac
cordance with a court order after the
annulment of the marriage. The prop
erties involved produce an Income of
$250,000 a year.
SON OF CABRERA INJURED
Cut in Throat by Bottle — Has
Been in 111 Health.
Cherbourg. France. June S.-According
to a report entered in the police records
here ■ son of President Cabrera of
Guatemala reached here to-day from
Paris with a wound in his throat, and
was taken aboard the steamer Kron
prinjtessin Cecllie. which sailed for New
York Cabrera was attended by a nurse
and physician, and it was said that he
had received his injury from • a broken
1,,,tt1e His wound is not serious.
„,1.,,.,, has been in ill health, accord
in X to the statement given out. for a
Jon* time, and has been attended by a
nur^e during his ■ojourn in Europe.
HIGHER COST OF LIVING
Incomes Will Be Commensurate,
However, Says Mr. Gary.
rhica*o. June g^—Klbert H. Gary, chair
man of the e««i board of the United
States »st«*l Corporation, in .-in Interview
io-rfav pwllctefl an IMMUK In the cost of
livin« a genera! <vage advance and an ad
vance in the cwt of production of nearly
all commodities.
•\\. arc now in Um> centre of one " tn,
., t vau- s t harv.sts ..f prosperity the country
has cv#r witnessed,'; saM Mr. Gary, "an-l
ihe tyre is bright for a continuance *
pood tin^s. but with these goo.l tinT-fl will
surely Mra^ an increase in the cost " liv
ing Commodities are going upward: wa
i.rlalF ar« JiUlier. an<J wages an advancing
at a fair rate. This means more money
f.,r the butcher, baker and other* thai pr ■-
Ude for the hoirj: And II is not only Just
and proper, bat will ir.ake for a.better. better '*''"
nul rtsult ail over tiic- country."
NEW-YORK, THURSDAY, .U'NK 9, 1910.-
HELD ON CHARGE IT
COMMISSIONER FOSDICK
Former Charities Clerk John J.
Mac Arthur Accused of
Misuse of Funds.
BLAME FOR BJREAU ALSO
Surprise Expressed in Report to
Mayor That No Check Was
Kept on Accounts by the
Management.
Charged -with th- misappropriation of
moneys paid by parents for the partial
support of their children in charitable
institutions. John J. KacArthur, former
financial clerk of the children's bureau of
the Department of Pullic Charities, was
arraigned !n the Jeffer=on Market police
court yesterday afternoon. He was held
in ?2.50n bail.
Commissioner Poadidk of the Depart
ment of Accounts. wh« made the com
plaint, alleged in a report to the Mayor
that in the cases he har' been able to ex
amine Mac Arthur had turned in less
than 33 per cent Of the money collected.
He added:
The total extent to witch these defalca
tions ran it is Impossible to determine. It
is estimated that fifteen thousand receipts
were given out by Mac/rthur during his
incumbency as financial clerk. In this
period he turned into the city treasury ap
proximately $73,000. While an estimate on
this basis is by no means accurate, it af
fords some idea of the possible scope of his
peculations.
According to Commissioner Fosdick.
MacArth'.ir was allowed not only to re
ceive the cash and give receipts without
any serious attempt to check his work,
but was charged with the responsibility
of keeping the ledger and making the
daily returns to the superintendent of
the bureau.
"The fact that his defalcations ex
tended over the three years of his in
cumbency, when the simplest kind of a
check would have discovered them."
reads the report, "is in itself a severe
commentary on the business administra
tion of the bureau."
Since 19 ft 2 parents of children commit
ted to charitanle institutions have been
obliged to contribute to their support in
such weekly or monthly sums, specified
m advance, as could be afforded. Carbon
copies of the receipts given have served
as a cash book from which to post the
ledger
Mai Arthur, whose home is at No. 1960
East 49th street. Brooklyn, was appoint
ed financial clerk in the children's bu
reau in June. 1907. On January 21. 1910.
his resignation was requested because of
drunkenness, a. 'cording to Commissioner
Tosdick. As is the rule in cases of resig
nation, the name was returned to the
civil Service lists, and on March 22 Mac-
Arthur was appointed a bookkeeper in
the Fir*- Department. He held that place
at the time of his arrest. His accounts
there will be examined.
About May 1 Commissioner Drum
mood of the Department of Charities
called the attention of the Commissioner
of Accounts to apparent discrepancies in
the children's accounts, and an investi
gation has been under way ever since.
In regard to the results Commissioner
Fosdick's report to the Mayor says:
In order thoroughly to check his accounts
it was necessary to secure from as many
of the parent- as possible the original re
ceipts which had been given for moneys
contributed to the support of the / nll ? ren ;
Of the thousands of receipts rendered for
.{.., '.;,.,„,<:.■ .luring bis Incumbency, we
«?cuf&J 3*o, extending from the beginning
to th" end of his administration. H
Of these 380 receipts. 361 cases were found
where the original receipts did not agree In
amount with the carbon copies; SS cases
where Uk names of the parties paying the
money did not agree; *& cases where the
a- -mints of the ..ripinal receipts had never
been posted in the ledger; 22« cases whore
,lv original receipts did not agree In
amount with the ledger entry; 56 cases
where the carbon ...pies did not agree in
amount with the ledger entry; &> cases of
carbon copies for which no receipts wore
ever Riven. Of the ?2.:sr, 50 represented by
th- "Pi receinte which we were able to se
cure only IJWT 75. or less than 33 per cent.
v. as 'turned into the city treasury.
The specific charge made In the com
plaint of Commissioner Fosdick is that
-on December 14. 1909, Ma. Arthur re
ceived from one Michael O'Donnell. of
No. li* »T.""» Arthur avenue. The Bronx, the
sum of $50 in payment of the support of
his three children who were In city in
stitutions, and that of this sum he
turned over .«_'<• to the Superintendent of
Public Charities and misappropriated
In the police court Mac Arthur re
fused to talk, and waived examination.
SIX TO ARREST A WOMAN
Knocked Another Woman Down
in Street, It Was Charged.
A fter a strenuous struggle with six
policemen, Mrs Elisabeth Viau. of No.
_'<M West 4ot]> street, was arrested at
her home yesterday on a < h;ire:e of as
sault. The complainant was a young
woman, who said she was Marie Shields,
of Baltimore, staying with friends at the
Times Sauare Hotel
According to the complainant, she was
walking In West 46th street when Mrs.
Viau rushed at her and knocked her
down, afterward inflicting severs in
juriefl on h*-r Miss Shields said she had
never seen Mrs. Viau before.
Mrs. Viau was arraigned In the West
c,\,],. court and sent to prison in default
<,f $I.<*x> hall to awatl examination.
VESUVIUS CLAIMS VICTIM
Fumes from Fissure Kill a San
Franciscan.
Naples, June ' 8. -An American, who
has been Identified as J. a. Silon, of Ban
Francisco. met sudden death to-day on
Mount Vesuvius. He had climbed up
the mount, which since the earthquake
has shown Blgna of greater activity, and
approached too near a fissure which was
emitting sulphuric gas. He was over
come '•>• the fumes, and died almost in
stantly.
CONCEDE TALIAFERRO'S DEFEAT.
Jacksonville. Fla.. June I. Friend.- of
fnited States Senator James P. Talla-
Srro^inVede that Governor N. P. Brow!
I• n , . tfi.ia-- '- election for the Senate
*"' * • 1500. with all counties heard from
'''' " v f ' _*a of four strong Broward <:oun-
O^i the former Governor's lead is over
2. <»J.
CHANCELLOR MACCRACKEN LEADING N. Y. U. COMMENCEMENT PRO
CESSION THROUGH HALL OF FAME.
BOY, NINE YEARS OLD,
SUICIDE BY HANGING
.—. —
Incorrigible Newark Lad Takes
His Life After Chicling by
Teacher and Mother.
FATHER FOUND HIS BODY
Had Threatened to Kill Himself
When His Mother Told Him
That He Must Return
to School.
Charles Chadwick, the nine-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Chadwick,
of No. S4 Seventh avenue, Newark, who
had been considered incorrigible . and
had given his parents and teachers no
end of trouble, committed "suicide yes
terday by hanging himself in the cellar
of his home. His body was found by
, his father last night after a search that
had lasted several hours and had cov
ered the greater part of Newark.
The boy had been a pupil at the Web
ster street public school, but his
progress there had hern slow, because
his teachers could do nothing with
him. All sorts of punishments had been
inflicted upon him, but he refused to
mend his ways, and finally his teacher
took the matter up with his parents
and asked them to deprive him of his
play out of school hours unless he would
promise to behave himself in school and
keep his promise.
As a result. Charles came out flat
footed yesterday morning and told his
mother he wasn't going to aehool. To
her reply that he must en he threatened
to shoot or drown himself. His mother,
frightened a little by his attitude, al
though not believing that he was seri
ous, shifted her policy and tried to jest
him out of his mood. Her efforts were
unavailing, however, until she told him
that be might have 50 cents on Satur
day if he would go to school.
This seemed to be the argument that
was needed, nn(] Charles departed for
school He came home at noon for his
luncheon and went back for the after
noon session. Shortly after 2 o'clock his
mother was surprised to him return.
To her request for a reason for his con
dud he would say only that he couldn't
stay In school. Mrs. Chadwiek told him
he was not carrying out hie part of the
agreement made in th^ morning, and he
started off again, apparently to return to
s. hool.
As the time came when he was accus
tomed to return home in the afternoon,
and there was no sign of him. Mrs.
Chadwiek became worried, and tl.e
threats he had made in the morning re
curred to her She went out to Branch
Brock Park, where the boys and girls
of the neighborhood play a great deal.
TnPrti whn found several of his play
mates, whom she asked for news of her
boy. All said that he had not returned
to school for the afternoon session, nor
had th^y seen him anywhere since school
was- over for the day
in despair Mrs. Chadwiek began a
systematic search of the places where
Charles had been in the habit of going.
Several of his playmates Joined her and
neighbors turned out and assisted in the
search. The boy's father came home
from his work and took charge, but no
trace was found of Charles.
Finally some of the neighbors asked
if they had looked through their house,
and when the Chadwicks replied they
had not it was suggested that their son
might have hidden himself there in fear
of the consequences of his refusal to go
to school and carry out the agreement
with his mother.
Upstairs and downstairs they hunted.
Then Mr. Chadwick opened the door
leading down to the cellar and started
down the stairs. It was not until he
reached the floor of the cellar that he
looked around and saw beside him the
body of bis son hanging at the end of a
rope with his feet dangling about a foot
from the cellar floor. In an instant Mr.
Chadwiek had cut the body down, but
the boy had be. i dead for several hours
Charles had taken a length of clothes
line he found in th.: cellar and had
thrown it over a swinging shelf near the
-tali.-. Then making ■ noose fast about
his neck he had Jumped from th- stairs.
Fast Train to WHUamttown. Mass., be
einninjr June 11. L^ Grand Cen. Term.tX.V..
N.H. & H. R.R.) 1:30 p.m.: ii Wllll ima to*
: iT i. m. Connect* for lienniugtun, Vt.--
Atlvt. ■
-FOURTEEN PAGES.
DR. CLKLAM) B. M'AFEE AND DEAN JOSEPH FRENCH .lOHNVON
(Story of the corpmencement exercises will be found on Page 7.)
MR. MORGAN'S PURCHASE
Lebreton's Collection of Faience
for Metropolitan.
Paris. June B— J. Pierpont Morgan has
acquired for the Metropolitan Museum
of Art. New York. Oaston Lebreton's
noteworthy collection of ancient faience
of Rouen.
SECOND M'KINLEY ASCENT
Three Companions of Lloyd
Confirm His Story.
Fairbanks. Alaska. June B.— "Pete"
Anderson, W. R. Taylor and Charles Mc
• Jonnigle, who were with Tom Lloyd
when he reached the summit of Mount
MeKinley, on April 3. arrived at Fair
banks to-day. They said they climbed
the mountain a second time, reaching
the summit on May 17. They corrob
orated the story of the first ascent.
The men who made this as.-cnt and the
backers of the expeiitto:i were all "sour
doughs," as the Alaska pioneers are called.
A group of them -were assembled at Fair
banks. Alaska, one evening, when "Tom"
Lloyd ventured the assertion that It would
be an easy tiling to climb Mount MeKinley.
Thr >c of the company. K. \V. <;ritlin.
"Oust" Peterson and "Bill " McPhee. agreed
to put up $s<>> apiece to finance an expedi
tion if Lloyd would head it. The party
sta-ted on February 11 of this year. On
April 3 they reached the north summit and
erected an American flag there. On April
11 Lloyd returned to Fairbanks. They de
clared they found DO evidence that any one
had reached the summit before them
YALE SHELL CAPSIZES
Four Oarsmen Come to Grief in
Practice on Thames Course.
(riles Ferry. Conn., June 8. — A "Gen
tlenien'p Four." made up to row for fun
at the Yale quarters, this evening came
to grief on the Thames course after it
had gone a mile. The shell was cap
sized and tne oarsmen were thrown into
the river After more than fifteen min
utes, during which the four clung to the
shell and yelled, the launch Elihu Yale
picked them up
The members of the four were Man
ager Street and Head Coach Hawes. of
the Yale freshmen eight; Scully, of the
freshman substitute list, and Robbing, a
former member of the Yale crew, who is
visiting here.
Hawea la nearly seven feet tall, and
when he "caught a < rah" he kicked Rob
bins, the oarsman ln front, who fell over
board. Hawes followed and the boat
capsized. All the men are good swim
mers, but they were thoroughly chilled
and were put to bed in their quarters as
toon as they returned
WOULD PROHIBIT BRIDGE WHIST
Louisiana Legislator Wants Mothers
and Babies to Get Acquainted.
Baton Rouge. La., June B.— Representative
lie'olieil will Introduce a bill in the lower
house for the absolute suppression of the
playinK of bridge whist ■
•'I am Introducing this measure," de
clared Mr. Derouen yesterday, "for the
benefit .of children of my state, who rarely
have an opportunity to know their bridge
playing mothers. It is also for the benefit
of husbands, who hardly have a speaking
acquaintance with theti bridge playing
wives."
DEWEV'S AMERICAN WINE HOUSE.
Only '* block east of Pulton St. Sub. Stu.
H. T. Dewey & Sons Co.. 13S Fulton St.. N.Y.
immci: o\K <t:xt
COOK'S AID SUES PEARY
Brings Action in Berlin for Value
of Arctic Trophies.
"FORCED" TO GfVE THEM UP
Explorer's Assistant Thinks
$10,000 Would Compensate
Him for His Half.
Berlin. June S.— Rudolph Francke. who
was associated with Dr. Frederick A.
Cook in Arctic exploration, has brought
suit against Commander Robert K.
Peary in the sum of fttMMMt This
amount is estimated as half th^ value of
furs and walr :s and narwhal teeth
which Francke is F;iid to have :
from natives in the Arctic regions, upon
arrangement with Dr. Cook that they
should share them half and h;;ir
According to Francke's assertions.
Commander Feary found him seriously
111 at Etah. owing to a fall on a glacier.
and took advantage of this circumstance
to demand the entire collection as the
price for transporting him to America.
Francke says that be dil not ad of his
•>wn free will, but under comoulsion. He
asserts that Peary set aatde a part "f
the collection to present to «-x- President
Roosevelt.
The papers in the suit were served on
Commander Peary at a hotel this even
ing. He refused to take them when they
were handed to him by a deputy, an.l
the officer then laid them on a table in
the presence of a witness, calling the
commander's attention to the fact that
this was a legal service
Earlier in the day. when the report of
a court action against Commander Peary
was being noised about, the commander
sought out the American Ambassador,
David .Tayne Hill, and submitted the
case to him. He declared that he left
the matter in the ambassadors hands
and had washed his hands oi the whole
affair He declined to make any
mfiit with reference t» the suit.
Commander Peary gave a lecture to
nicht to ■ crowded house, through an
Interpreter. He will Isavc here for Lea
don to-morrow.
Commander Peary's friends in this city
knew nothing last night of any reason for
a suit hemp broucht against the explorer.
Rudolph Francke was a steward in th.»
employ of John K. Bradley. Cook's backer,
at Palm Beach. He went to the Arctic
regions with Dr. Cook, and came !••!• k
from Etah in the Erik, the P*>ary relief
ship, physically Incapacitated. On his re
turn hero hp told a story of furs and sup
plies helonuln'< to Dr. Cook having been
taken by Commaruler Peary.
Th« story was denied Immediately, but
Captain B. f*. Osbon. who still remains true
to Dr. Cook, says that he has sJMavtts
from FrancKe and two sailors from th.»
Roosevelt. White and Johnson, substan
tiating the first story of th- "lifting" of
the supplies. The articles taken were said
to include IS7 blue fox skins, valued at
about $3.(MA and a considerable quantity of
ivory. . .■■/;••.
Krancke's la-«t activity i.i this country
was as an amateur lecturer in Harlem and
Hoboken. lacW of enthusiasm drove him
back to Germany, where Captain Oasssi
says that he has been once m re lecturing.
Dr. Cook also, according to Captain Osbon.
la in Europe, and probably in communica
tion with Francke.
In City of New Vorh. Jrnty CVty and ■■»■»—.
H.-FHHF.Kf: TWO CENTS.
DARING JAG FLIGHT"
HAMILTON'S LATEST
Aviator Continues Successful
Career as a Purveyor of
Surprises.
SPECTATORS ARE DAZZLEO
Free Exhibition Unexpected, as
Machine Was Being "Tuned"
Preparatory to Trip to
Philadelphia.
And next came the Jag flight. Thers
Is nothing rarer than a day in June out
Garden City way except, perhaps, the
jag flight.
As a purveyor of surprises Charles K.
Hamilton seem 3 in possession nf in*«
heustible recipes. He even surprised h!3
mechanicians yesterday in a way they
did not compliment. He told them early
in the day that he would not fly. and
so they proceeded leisurely with their
task of making Important small changes)
in his machine They wanted everything
airshipshape for his flight to Phila
delphia next Saturday.
Hamilton reached the grounds about 0
o'clock. The ailerons were off the m.»
chine and a new propeller was being pre
pared for careful test in the Aeronauti
cal Society's shed. Hamilton has been
so busy he could* not find time to fhava
< since Sunday. His black derby hat was
j covered with dust.
"Get her ready for a flight.' he said
* to his men.
They hoped they had misunderstood.
I and began to rehearse to him his earlier
■ prediction of no flight for Wednesday.
They could not get the machine ready
• for business soon enough, they said. and.
! any way. what was the sense in flying
! every day when there was nothing in it?
-Put on the old ailerons and the aM
■propeller, boys. I feel like doing some
thing."
Crowd Had Been Waiting.
This ambition of the aviator spread
rapidly through the crowd of auto
( mobilists. They had come several hours
1 before, but waited confidently. H. A.
j Toulmin. chief counsel for the Wright
I company. strolled carelessly about.
i Hamilton was introduced to him. and
| seemed doubly anxious to be up and off.
Hamilton knew that Mr Toulmin had
| seen the best flights of the Wright
! brothers, and there was a perceptible
stiffening of the young aviator's deter
j mination to please when Mr. Toulmin's
interest was manifested: Later it was
seen that Hamilton had registered, a
secret intention not only to please him
1 but to astound the waiting, spectators.
He reversed the system usually fol
'■ lowed by circus performers. They fre
! quently appear intoxicated for tho
amusement of the audience Just before
1 the performance of some difficult aerial
'< feat, such as jumping over the backs
of elephants or dropping from the
trapeze. Hamilton could not have
flown for ten minutes as he did yester
day if he had not been acutely sober.
His imitation of a drunken sailor of
the air was airmanship of the highest
type. Except that he seems never to
give the same kind of exhibition twice,
those ho saw him yesterday would
hope that their friends might one day
see him duplicate it.
He was in the air only ten minutes.
but life is measured by the joy that is
got from it. Hamilton might have
sailed on" an even keel for hours and th«
spectators have been ignorant of the
heart Jumps that made them almost
suffer in their excitement yesterday.
It was 7:13 a'clock when Hamilton
started on his reeling rounds.
The bluster of the running start and
the instant 'when the aeroplane leaves
the ground always produce an ex
hilaration of their own. but it was soon
forgotten.
Mad Flight Begins.
There was n-> apparent method in his
brief career and mad rareening. There
he was. rotting a tor— to the sjaaehi
dressed in his sack suit and dusty derby
Bad across the field, with the
motion of ;i hobby horse, another corner
« ut in the same intolerant manner, and
Hamilton sHd ovaf the shed «4 Ihs Aero
nautical Society. .; ntn t >x\ard
the automobile parties, tarn d
them so lon they i i>uld almost hear his
watch tick, shot up in the air ag.*in.
to pu!l on the l*>ft rein until hi 3
>tf.e,i was hesitating whsthei •« Mi
over ba> kward or execute the reverse
waltz step, the situation ending in somo
new aerial knots being tied and left be
hind him.
He Introduced the douNe dip. «hich
doesn't mean anything on paper, but
makes women scream and the men 'use
swear words "
II can't be described, but just when
the crowd feels sure that Hamilton will
be hurt and is wondering what to d" h«
flies almost straight up and does th«»
whole thing over again, and although
his face cannot be seen it is felt that he
is grinning
When Hamilton came down to earth
last night Mr. Toulmin said
**I want to congratulate you on your
splendid performance."
"You want to look out for him. Hun
«lton." said a bystander 'Mr Toulmin
m•-^^ be trying to catch you."
• Why didn't you get out th*»r^ on the
field." said the aviator to the aftorn-y.
"and let me catch jrssj?"
John J. Friable started in his aero
plane, but the rear rudder broke. Philip
Wllcox. a graduate of Columbia Uni
versity, has built a machine on the gen
eral lines of the Farman biplane and ex
perts Lewis Strang. the automobile
driver, to try to fly in it at Garden City
to-morrow. .
Mr. Hamilton will fly from thereto
Whitestone to-day, an air distance of
about ten miles, where a tug will bw
waiting to carry his machine to Its start-
Ing point in the trip to Philadelphia."
Mr. Hamilton twill leave Governor's
Island at 7 a. m. on Saturday for his ex
cursion to Philadelphia, during which
he will be permitted any number of
stops, and on his return to this city,
which will be on the same day. he will
fly first to Grant's tomb and from there
to Governor's Inland.

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