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VOL. LXXVIII. KO. 237.
NEW YO RK. TUESDAY. APRIL 25, 1911 . -cwrt. ton. &v e 5f M.mv and Pu6,.Mn0 jMorfanvm.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GUTENBERG BIBLE AT $50,000
rin: 1101: copy.
The lliM-iiril Price for Any Honk Ha Hern
s:l,J.v iunrltch and Othrr Famous
llcalrr nl thr Sale Day's Nairn of
Hare Volume HrltiK Over ftlitl.OOO.
Hcnrv E. Huntington, nephow of tho
t,. tVlhs P. Huntington, puld $50,000
radii for tho famous Gutenberg
from the Robert Hoo collection, J
which h almost double the pneo over
paid for a bcok in tho history of book
(tailing. Tho purchaso was made at tho
R'ictiiin sale of tho Hoe collection, which
lecan yesterday afternoon at tho Ander
tcn uction Rooms. Madison avenue and
Y ,'iotli street
Ihore were 150 persons present, an
rmbl.go probably tho most representa
tive of prominent bibliophiles ovor con
gregated in this country and perhaps In
ncy count ry. Men and women wore there
in about equal number, but with tho ex
ception of Mips Green, J. P. Morgan's
librarian, nnd Mme. Holln of France, the
women did little bidding. The bidding
a briW throughout tho evening.
Tho total of tho day's sales was $131,
fMl, of which $23,970 50 was realized in
'lhe Gutenberg Ilible was printed some
tirr.c I etween H50 and 1155. The record
price raid nt auction for any book is
IN.TSO, brought by the Men?: Psalter in
IfM at the London sale of Sir John Tho
The value of the Gutenberg Bililo is not
done in its beauty, great as that is, as an
f inmple of the bookmaker's art, nor in Its
rarity, for there are thirty-four copios in
r iif tence, two of which are in this country.
The second is owned by J. Piorpont Mor
pnn It is the llrst book known to have
ieen printed from movablo types, a fact
that in iuelf gives it a unique interest.
While the look has been on exhibition
m 'he miction rooms, two interesting dis
io erics have been made the (-emi-penetration
of the pin points by which the
kot was held in form for registering and
'te minim numbering at the lower right
land margin to guide tho binder
oon after the evening sale had opened
a flashlight was taken of the nsemblage,
the auctioneer temarking that this was
egarded as a historic occasion While
lhe lidding opened wjth unuMial brisk-nep-,
the keen Interest' shown after the
'ale of the Gutenberg Bible did not be
come apparent until tho two massive
volumes were placed on the auction
Then the women were asked to rqniove
their hfits that eerybody might get u
glimpse of tho costly books. As tho
auctioneer opened tho bid some one in the
rear of the auction room jocularly opened
the bidding at $ton
He was promptly laughed into silence
and tho first serious bid made was for
JIO.000. This was jumped nt once to
JI5.000, thence to $21,000, and by thousands
up to $27,000. Then there were $1,000 jumps
to $30,000 and then to $12,000. Then, with
alternate bids ranging from $250 to $750,
the amount quicmy readied i,uoo. winch ;
wie uuuermuums I'uram u o-m
Widener of Philadelphia
At that George D. Smith put in his bid
fnr $50,000 for 'ir. Huntington, and- the
hooks were knocked down to him at that
After Mr . Smith had announced that
the famous lxoka were purchased for
Henry E. Huntington thero was much
Bpplauso from the audience. The auc
tioneer said that it wns tho highest price
ever paid for a book anywhere nnd was
almost double the price paid for any book,
the previous record price having lieen
th $21,750 brought by tho Men. Psalter
When tho sale opened in tho afternoon
thero wos present what was thought to
In the most nntablo company of Ixxik
collectors and sellers that has gathered
in this country Among them were
four famous dealers of Europe who had
chosen lo come to Now York in person
rather than tnko chances on a repre
(entutie bidding properly on tho Hoe
Ihero was Bernard Quaritch, lhe Lon
don publisher nnd dealer from whom Mr.
Hon liought his Gutenberg Biblo, at a
prife supposed I o have been about $20,000.
tMoiizii u was priced by Mr. Quaritch at
l!5,ia There was Mmo. Thophllo Bolln
of I'aris, representing hor husband's firm
nnd herself a lonkbuycr nnd expert on
illuminated manuscripts nnd incunabula.
There were B. Meggs of London and Dr.
Jomrh Baer of Berlin, who Is sometimes
rallt d the Quaritch of Germany.
if Americans thero was no end, Her
iert Putnam, Librarian of Congress,
fat in a corner, interested in everything
t ut apparently doing no bidding Henry
K Huntington, who recently bought tho
i I) Church library ut private sale for
6' out $1,250,000, sat beside Georgo D.
hir 'h, tho deoler in rare books of 48
V.ai, treet Archer M. Huntington wns
Others were: Robert J. Collier, Finloy
P'-'er Dunne, II. C. Folgor, Jr Miss Bolle
tireen, who is J. P. Morgan's librarian;
W n-tow Hngen, Gen. Bray ton Ives,
livw ny Chew, Harry T. Poters, Mr. and
M' ilarrv Pnvno Whitney, P. A. Valen-
" Benjamin M.VThaw and Wnltor T.
Wallace Those in addition to a roomful
'"ink dealers Including morabors of
a 'h big publishing firms of this city
niid home from Philadelphia, Boston and j
1 an) A representative or tho iaio
I i i eriiy library bought two books,
(tier colleges had bidders ready for
i' h oluines as thoy wanled.
'vwrly Chow had written an introduc
. ii' tho catalogue which was scanned
interest Mr. Cliow had onco had a
' cri-atlon w'th Robert Hoe which ex
i i ns why, in his will, tho owner asked
' ,v i.ihcollectionbesoldinsteadof giving
' a 1 rnry or otherwise keeping It in
flcr i eturnilig from Europe, where
V II"" had been nurprised and disgusted
' "i lack of loverenco nnd appreciation
n in the care of priceless books and
i .ii iwripts, ho had said to Mr. Chow:
"1 l.i confirms me In tho conviction that
' oso w ho lovo books should havo them in
ody and will take tho best caro of
em If the great collections of the past
I not been fold, where would I havo
nnd my books?"
The total of icceipts for tho evening
was $110,995.50, excoeding the afternoon
receipts by more than $.95,000. Tho ovo-
nlng attendance also far exceeded tho
f ....... !. . .... ...
....viiuniii Kiiuienng unci mo nriSKness 01
. . niiuiuiiHh mm uiu iiuQAumB ui
tho bidding was greater. Among those
present nt tho night session who did
most of tho bidding Worn (innrun I).
Smith, who besides buying for himself
made Hovernl purchases for Willlnm It.
uourst; Miss Green, J. P. Morgan's II-,
brnrian: Jims, Delhi of Purls. Hornard
Quaritch of London and Walter M. Hill
of dengo. Puyno Whitney wns there
lo' ,l",t mH purchases wore only two In
" " ' Y " n 'nont- ,
umg lX S
i .lint aiimuw. was the fir-it Eng
lish book In which color printing was ued
and la olio of tho only two perfect copies
in existence, the other being In tho Ity
lunds Library. The bidding started at
$500 ami at once leaped to $1,000 and then
by leaps and bounds the price went to
11,500. which win bid for it by Mr, Quar
itch. This figure was soon lert far in the rear
and tho rare volume was knocked down to
George 1). Smith at tho $12,000 figure, The
tinueriiiilder was Harry Widener of Phila
delphia, who surrendered at $11,500
I lie Saint Albans is a brown moroccs
rolio witn blind stamped decorations,
gilt edges on the rough, by tho ITub
Bindery, in .1 slip case. The original
wooden boards are covered with vellum
and lined with leaves of a fifteenth cen
tury antlphonarium preserved.
In addition to the Gutenberg ltiblo
and tho Sulnt Albans there weio ten
books which sold for more than $1,000.
The "Historla di Italia',- by Guicciardlni,
was knocked down to Mr Smith for
$2,flm. This is a magnificent volume
in old French morocco, gilt tooled bor
ders on the sides composed of leaf sprays,
garlands, cherubim, Ac, and on tho
centre punel is a full length portrait
01 nenry 111. 01 franc, executed In
mosaic of morocco.
The book Is from I ha '
press of Lorenzo Torrentlno, Florence,
Another handsome folio which was sold
to Walter M. Hill of Chicago for $5,500 was
Heliodorus's "Aethiopicn? Historiin." This
Ins a French binding in dark brown calf,
the sides covered with a geometrical
deign of interlaced bands nnd fleilrons
in mosaic of black and gray outlined in
gold on a thickly studded ground of gold
dols. Justine Martyr's works were sold
to Mr. Quaritch for $1.05n, the "Oflloium
Be-thc Mario Virginis" to K. I). North of
this city for $1,000, a French Mass nnd
Vepep of the Marie Antoinette period
to Mr. Quaritch for $2,100, a Valerius
Miiximus to the same buyer for $l,5oo,
the works of Guillaume Coquillart to Mr.
Smith for $2,00m. but only after Miss Green
hid run him up to $l,rV. and Bouvelle's
Geometry to Mine. Belin for $1,150.
In the afternoon session of three hours
the snle total was S23,07O.S. One dealer.
George 1. Smith, bought $15,33)) worth of
books. Ho paid tho highest price of the
afternoon, $2,700, for a "De Civilato Dei"
of S. Augustinus (catalogue number 142)
It was printed on vellum and was tho fourth
book printed on Venice, and was illumi
nated in gold by a Venetian artist In tho
year of its publication, U70.
I'.i RTITIOX MOROCCO!
I'aiMlrrman l.eaaue Calls ror a llhllon
With Frsncr -Itellef for Vv.
Xprctul I'ub'r Ilmpatc'ie' to Tim Mw
1 Bkiim.v. April 21 Tho Pan-German
uaRUe pnsed a resolution at a meeting
to-tav ca lie on lhe Government to
negotiate witli the French Government
with a view to the partition of Morocco
between Germany and France, the region
of Morocco comprising tho Atlantic coast
to full to Germany
The reason given for this request is
the crying necessity of the Fatherland
for fresh territory for its superabundant
French movements '
in Morocco continue to agitato the German
press, winch with practical unanimity
professes to believe that Franco's real
aim is to annex tho Atrlcan territory.
Tho talk of danger to Europeans at Fez
is poohpoohed as being transparent ns
moonshine and tho Government is in
sistently urged to prevent any violation
of tho Algecirus treaty und consequent
land grabbing under tho pretext of se
curing compensation for tho oxpenses of
a military expedition.
Tho anxiety felt over the matter was re
flected to-day on tho bourse. The frank
ness of the Chauvinists, who, as lias !oen
shown, do not object to the spoliation of
Morocco so long as Germany gets its share,
casts nn interesting sidelight on tho
Paws, April 25. Advices from Morocco
say that a French relief column has
M AnniD, April 24. --Premier Canale
jas has permitted the information to leak
out that military intervention in Morocco
by tho combined forces of Franco and
Spain is Imminent. It is known that pes
simistic advices havo been received from
tho Spanish Consul nt Fez, but tho details
havo beon carefully Kept rrom tne public
Jt was learnod hero to-day that the
French contingent will number 12,000
troops when the movement lieglns, but
tho number of tho Spanish force has not
been even hinted at,
Ono fact has. been learnod definitely
as to tho plans "of tho Spanish Govern
ment in dealing with tho Moroccan situa
tion and that is that more police will bo
sent to tho vicinity of Ceuta. This step
will be taken for tho purpose or safe
guarding tho residents of tho district
from tho frequency of robberies which
havo been common thoro.
It is reported that there is growing
uneasiness in Alcazar Laniche.nnd as this
within tho zono or Spain's influence
thero Is much uneasiness here.
SICK IIRAIX" CAX MAKE A WILL.
Proor or lllsrair Uejrotril as Proor or
Lack of l.'aiiaelty.
John Hock, a pedlor, made his will on
April 27, Ml", and on May 0 was com
mitted to an asylum. He died a month
later and an autopsy showed that ho
suffered from a tumor of tho brain, which
tho oi-porta said gradually weakened his
mentality beforo it caused his death,
The riUITOgaio iiibiuiBseu yeniomuv it
contest or tno will
Ho found that
,li.,..l l,l.,n,'.i hnrl nn hnnrin'tr nil
Hook's testumental capacity when ho
executed his win anil mat. ins ucuon in
civlng his entire estato to one son to tho
.ni.,ir,n nf nlher children was natural.
men this son anu nis cuuuieii were a
part of John Hock's dally care, and a
part of tho household maintained by him
In life, and so far as John Hock had n
human interest wio bw iuwij im.i.,s,-B ,
that It wus confined to this household.
IfllTV fYflUlPl? PfYD DIMPUUM!
till UPMtCi NJK DlWunAW
lifi t!4tC Till'
Chief Fnglnerr of thr llurmti of High-
ti)i at Mtl.tMMt thr ow Pint -llurrati
to llr Shaken t ) MrAnrny Hopes
for llrttrr Street Conditions Noon.
Gen. Theodore A. Hingham Is ngain to
ba a city official. Borough President
MoAnetiy of Manhattan has appointed
him chlrf engineer of the Bureau of High
ways at $8,000 a year. Ho got $7,500 ns
Police Commissioner. He will succeed
George W. Tlllion, who will bo shifted
to the head of the Brooklyn bureau.
When Mr. McAneny made known yes
terday his intention to appoint Gen.
Bingham the first question at tho City
Hall was how Mayor Gaynor would take
it. It was tho Mayor who wheVi ho was
on the Siiptomo Court bench gave Mayor
McClelhn the opportunity to remove Gen.
Bingham as head of the Police Depart
ment. Gen, Bingham subsequently, brought
suit against Judge Gaynor for SlOO.noo
for libel, and this suit is now ponding
against Mayor Gaynor and is beforo the
Court of Appeal on tho Mayor's appeal
from a decision striking out a large part
of the answer.
Mayor Gaynor said yesterday that lie
had no hard feelings against liim and mat
ho thought Mr. McAneny's appointment
was a good one.
Tlie Mayor issued this,
1 should think it i a iroo.l annoint- I
ment. as 1 understand Gen. Blnglnm to I
be an eminent civil engineer. List yeir
when President McAneny contemplated
t,IP' "K " i
lie nsKed me noout 11 unu 1 iuiu mm 1
thought it would bean excellent appoint
Karlier In I lie day. befoie.Mr McAneny
made it known that Gen. Bingham was
to take charge of the highways bureau,
the Bureau of Mutiiciial Research hid
issued n statement in which it charged
maladministration and lix methods in
the bureau. In reply to this Mr. McAneny
give out this statement-
The horniish officers have heen at work for
some weeks upon a plan for the thorough
reorKani7iitlon of the Bureau of HlEhways.
A creat deal in the way of improvement
has been accomplished In the Inst fifteen
months, as a comparison of results will
readily show. We have thus far, however,
worked with the old force. I have been
convinced that consldeiably better results
ran he secured throush a general shaking
up of tho personnel and through other
changes of administrative methods. This
process will commence on May 1 This
work, to he as effective as I want It lo lie,
calls for a hie man. I have offered the po't
of chief engineer in charge to Gen. Hing
ham and am very glad to say that he has
agreed to take It. He will take hold very
shortly after the first and will have prac
tically carte hlunchn in the further re
orgiiiilstlon to be undertaken, both In the
matter of personnel and of methods.
The illlTlciilties with the pavement during
the Inst winter have been attributable
chiefly t" the wornout condition of the
Bie.ier part of the asphalt area, the hick
of a municipal repair pium mho u shhiimi
dependence on private "W'""0-"''
iinusim condition of t tie weather ilseir
If there have been dlfllcultles attributable
also to defect le administrative methods
inherited with the old system and a yet j
uncorrected these I trust will disappear
before lien Bingham lias gono very tur
Mr. TIII"oii, the present chief of the
bureau, who goes to Brooklyn, Is a high-
1 w-nvs engineer of high standing 1 am glad
, to sav, however, that the citv will continue
lo have the benefit of his advlco through
board of consultitig engineers of which
i,f wi" K ""''"'
i;.rr.i.s on. ewalo
Count) Medical Society. I'rred or liilune
lion, Votes t'nnnlmniivl).
Dr. Louis Anton Ewald, formerly on the
staff of tho German Hospital and nt pres
ent a professor in the medical college of
Fordliiim University, was expelled last
night from tho New York County Medical
Society by a unanimous vote or the wimio
momliorship on tho charge that he had
falsified the records of tho Sydenham Hos
pital to substantiate his claim that he
had performed the peculiarly difficult
Fremiti operation twenty-seven times
Prior to tho convening of tho mooting
Dr. EwaJd issued a statement to tho effect
that the action of the society had no effect
upon him whatever, because ho wns no
longer a member He got nn injunction,
but the Apellate Division upset it. He
says ho will tako tho case to the" Court of
The opinion of tho Appellate Division
nnd tho report of tho comltia minora of
tho society were read to tho members last
night by Dr.' John Vnn Doron Young,
socrotary. Neither Dr. Ewald nor Ills
counsel was present, nnd no defence was
presented. Tho voto was 305 to 0.
Tho memliers of the comltia minora
who really decided Dr. Ewald's cao wero:
Drs. Charles H. Richardson, John E.
Weeks, Howard Lillienthal, James F.
McKernon, president of tho society:
Brooks II. Wells, II. Seymour Houghton,
J.RIddleGofle, LinmeiisE. Lal'otra, John
J. McPhco and John Van Doron Young. '
Dr, Kunitor, head of tho Sydenham
Hospital at tho tlmo of tho alleged falsi
fication, wasoxpellod somo l lino ago
ULAD IT ir.l.S.VT FILLED,
nr. Ilanlrl IIIIsn'h Opinion or a Loving
Cup 1'rom Helrut (iraduatrs.
Dr. Lyman Abbott, James Creolman,
Homer Davonport and Dr. Wnshborno,
president of Robert College of Constanti
nople, joined witli about fifty graduates
of tho Syrian Protestant College of Beirut
last night In Kalil's restaurant in telling
each other what they thought of "the
Grand Old Man of Syria," who is tho Rev,
Dr. Daniel Bliss, founder ami president
emritus of tho college. They presented
him with a largo silver loving cup, which
Dr. liliKa peeped Into nnd thanked
heaven it wasn't filled,
Dr. Bliss, who is mote thnti fro
venrs old, told how ho and Mrs. Bliss
started the college In u small hired room,
... .. i ii 1. 1 i
' Now, he said, there are e ghteen buildings
i.n.l forty acres OI DoaUIIIUl grOUIlll. Ills
son. Dr. Howard Bliss, is now presidont
01 um uuin's".
Letters of regret from
,on, aim otntrs
' Knee, 'i neouoro noose v
t f nit 1 11 A-A 1 1. i M A niHVMM.IIAVI.
lortdn I'lihs (reels! H ,vt I'.M Allnntu lllrnilne.
,n vn.rl.l OS P. M. fnim l'enns. Stn . vl& Sea.
hnurd Air l.lne lt . 'Ihruuiti rlrclrlc llititeil tl
ilcrpm. tint. Ill H'war. Phone JMt Mtcl. Ait.
PLEASE CUAXOE HSfiOO. ,
Immigrant Family Mtartln the Ellis.
Island Money (Itanpjrr.
Tho money changers at Ellis Island
wore flabbergasted yesterday by the head
of the Schneider family. Frledrich, aged
50, but looking ten yoars younger, who
when asked how much money he wanted
changed brought from various purses,
wallets, belts and pockets $20,000.
Astern of hirn, running like a human
terrace, wcro fourtoon other Schneiders,
including tho frau, Hoslna, 'seven boys
and six girls, ranging in age from 23 to 2
years. They had heled crnuto the
wealth that the head of tho family ex
hibited, and which represented tho value
of t lie Schneider farm near Odessa, which ,
Schneider sold before ho and his brood
decided that they would ebmo hero ond
grow up with tho country In North
Mm, Schneider, who Is 41, expects to
mid n little American to the population
01 .omi uaKOiu presently. 1 110 ncimei
ders am Lutherans, and although torn
in ltusslu are of German ancestry. They
thought they could have more freedom
politically and religiously in America,
also a bettor sort of life They will use
lhe money to buy and stock a farm in
too rot xns
Sailors of n
Pair of Mhalrrs
Boston. April 21 In a vault at tho
headquarters of a wholesale drug firm
bi Boston is about 100 pounds of amber
gris It is valued at $00,000, according
to experts who have viowed tho mass
since it arrived from the Barbados in a
I sealed 011 D.irrei on naturtiay anernooii
trade quotations give tne preseni
market value ot ambergris at from $10
to $15 an ounce. 'Hip ltxj pound package
Is by far the largest amount of ambergris
brought to Boston or New Kngland In
many years and is said lo be of uncom-
tnnnif ltlt.li mmlitv tt Venn ritckfvl 1111
by the crews of the bark Bertha. Capt.
ii..., v.,-., ii... i,rin. vinin c.ni..lnnnl
A. Cook, who found it while whaling
olf the coast of Africa in December
'Hie crews of the Bertha and Viola were
put suing sp'-rm whales when the look
outs sighted several spouting in the sun
light One fellow about thirty feet long
lagged behind tho others. Ho was slug
gish and it happened that the harpoons,
which simultaneously pierced his sides,
came from small boats from both ships.
Tiiat's why the crews are dividing the
The laggard yielded only fifteen barrels
of oil. but tho grumbling of tho whalers
was dispelled by tho huge black lump
of ambergris taken from him
IIIUIIER TAXH'AB RATES
Companies Say The Are Losing Mono -lo
I'rr Cent. Halve I'roponrd.
If the plans now being considered by
several taxicab companies go through
it will soon cost New Yorkers 10 per cent,
more, to hire a taxi, A date for this in
creaso in rate has nt beon definitely sot,
but it may i as early as the first of May.
Manager P. J. lloleswortli, Jr., of the Con
necticut Taxicab Company, which oper
ates the yellow taxis, will lay beforo a
inct'tiiig of the board of directors to-day
. I.!.. ibmiant frtf tin. Iiiwt fiiinrtnr ntirl
with it a recommendation that the tariff
l rawA from . cents tho first mile to 80
and from 40 for each succeeding milo
to .V), No advance will be suggested for
A similar story of pecuniary loss camo
from tho Universal Taxicab Company,
which has cabs at the Knickerbocker
Hotel. Something must bo done, John
Niiughton, tho manager, said, but his
company lias not yet made nny specific
plans. It costs his company, he said,
about 30 cents a mile to run the tnxicabs
and nn advance in rates is the only way
TEltlllHI.E LETTERS TO POLICE.
Prrrlnet 'aptnlns Find llradiiiartrrs
Wasn't Hnek of the Mlnslvrs.
A number of police captains havo re
ceived anonymous communications from
time to time that contained information
which tended to make them pretty uneasy.
The notes told of conditions in their
precincts that ought not to exist and let
the captain know that ho was being
watched from Headquarters Somo of
the letters were like this:
"Tho Commissioner has Ills men trail
ing you. Every move you make is being
watched from the Central Office, Your
precinct is not being run ns it should be."
Tho several captains to whom these
communications wero first nddressed
wero mndo tho more uncomfortable at
first bocatifo each ono thought that he
alone had boon singled out. But each
ono found that a second captain had
received such letters too, and a third
nnd a fourth and more yet.
After another lot of communications
arrived those captains made an inves
tigation anil learned that as far as tho
Commissioner nnd tho Central Offlco
wero concerned there wns no founda
tion for tho letters. They were not being
watched nnd no complaints had beon
mndo against their precincts.
It was noticed that a largo majority
of tho men who hud received letters were
eligible for retirement. The only possible
reiiHon for writing such letters that tho
captains are willing to givo is that somo
ono wants to got rid of tliom. Thoy think
that perhaps somo ono lias hoped to
frighten them into resigning,
LITTLE DOU SPOT LOST.
Police Asked to Look for Mayor iaitnr's
A fox torrlor'which for tho lat year
lias mndo tho "City Hall its homo bus
disappeared and tho polico havo sent out
an alarm for it Tho dog was a present i
from tho lato Llttlo Urn Sullivan to ai
t;ily null reporter, av inav iimo uiO
dog's iiaino was Jimmy, It became a
favorite with Mayor Gaynor and now,
with John Purroy Mitcliol's assistance, is
widely known as "Llttlo Dog Spot," It
is said that onco his Honor's rubherB woi o
found in tho cellar Instead of under his
desk. "Llttlo Dog Spot" woro f most
j00 Ryan, t ho custodian of 1ho City Hall,
.1... A ! Ih.i nnrb n tl,.. ,,(lannnn
wholl ho Sun'l come in to supper he'
. called up the polico and a goneral alarm
, wart sont out. Tho dog Is a white one with
ft tacf ami tan spot on his head and a
black spot on his liaoK.
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V uttMunr.AUilia Omnil rsnion. Mv Mid
June. lUimoBd.WhltcombCo..::asthv. Book.
flQjRS jj Igr) (J
CLEVELAND BOY ATE EUtVK
AND DTI AX K RAIN WATER.
Trlli Jrrary City Poller That He Ha
Counting Floor Dam t Mill Oat
Home When the Door Wn Clofwl ami
KrelRht Train Moved for thr Eat.
Hyman Oolden, 17 years old, of 2S4
Fjt Forty-seventh street, Cleveland,
Ohio, walked into police headquarters
In Jersey City yesterday afternoon and
ir.lil riilnf nf Police Frank Monohan
thft, h? ,Q bo fwnt back , clovc.
land, whence ho hod arrived after an
eighty-two hour journey In a locked
freight car. In that time he had no
food or drink except raw flour, which ho
dug out of a bag. and some rain water
which trickled through a crack In the
floor. The chief sent the youth to a cell
In the Third precinct station pending a
reply to a telegram to his father usklng
hint for money to pay the son's fare home.
"I was ortlered by my foreman at the
Henklo Flour Company's plant In Cleve
land nt 1:30 o'clock last Thursday after
noon to count tho bags in a shipment of
Hour in the car," said the boy. "While
1 was at work somebody closed the door.
They often nlay jckes at tho different
flour mills und I supposed I had been
locked in lust for fun. I kept on with my
count and a few minutes later the car
started to move. Then 1 tried to open
tho door and found that the car had been
sealed 1 hollered at the top of my lungs,
but the car was near the locomotive and
I couldn't make myself heart!. About
11 o'clock that night we stopped in a rail
.1 o cock urn. mBv D u,,, ...
road yard, and peeking out of aj crack;
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red lantern. 1 yelled again and then the
train puneu out 01 tne yams,
"We stopped at a number
tanks and I always screamed as loud as
I could, but nobody ever paid any atten
tion to me and I finally made up my mind
that I would never get out. I opened
ono of the bags and tried to eat the flour,
but it was awful hard to get down. I
guess 1 must have swallowed about
a pound of the stuff. It rained one night
nnd some water dripped through a crack
in the car. I sopped up tho rain with my
handkerchief and got quite a little water
"About midnight on Sunday the train
rolled Into Jersey City, but I couldn't
mae anyDody near tne unm aoout ii.ju
-1 1 . .Lt. HVAKnlH ... linn n mat. ..awl
U LlUVn. litis II1U1 lUIIR.. " " a.
by the car. Ho didn't want to break the
seal at first, but finally he let me out
and asked me if I wan't hungry. He
took me where a lot of men were eating
nut of theirdinnerpailsandeach nnemado
mo have some ot his grub. First they
started me on coffee and rice pudding,
ond after a while, when my stomach
got used to food, they lot me have a sand
wich. My, but didn't it taste good!"
EXPI.OSIOX Bf'RIES n:i MIXERS.
niovtup or lias or lut Chokes Outlets
of Writ Virginia Coalpit.
Ct'Mnr.nLAND. Md April 21. -Twenty-throe
men were entombed by an explosion
in mine No. 20 at Ott, near Elk Garden,
on the Western Maryland Railwny, alKiut
forty miles south of Cumberland, this
morning and all are believed to be dead.
One body wns recovered Into this eve
ning. About half the men wero married
and had families.
While the rescuers are working nt great
risk, there being two large parlies under
(ho direction of Robert Grant, the super
intendent of tho mine, all hope is aban
doned of reaching the men alive. The
smoke in the mine is stifling and this
greatly impedes tho progress of the
workers, Many headings were filled by
falls of coal and the way to tho placowhere
ithemen.wpre working is entirely closed.
Supt. Grant took his men through an
other slope nnd into n heading near the
sealed rooms. Work is in progress mak
ing n crosscut through the wall of coal
toward the entombed men. The gas or
vapor still lingers heavy in tho mine nnd
, work is possible only for short spells.
Lato this afternoon tho rescuers had
penetrated tho mine about 4,000 feet and
it wos estimated that they still had that
distance to go to reach the men.
It is not yet known whether tho ex
plosion wns caused by dust or gas. It is
uncommon for gas to gather In the mines
of tho upper Potomac region,
MISSIXO LETTER CAVOHT HIM.
i Hank Cathlrr Cauird Arm! of Man With
Cert meat Ion stamp
PATr.nsos, N. J., April 24. A missing
letter from n bank certification stamp
was responsible to-day for tho arrest of
I,ouls Eugeno Jacobs of 40(1 West Main
street, Knoxville, Twin., ns a forger.
Tho checks alleged to havo been forged
by Jacobs were on tho Copper Hill Bank
and Trust Company, Copper Hill, Tenn.,
but the cashier of the German-Amorionn
Trust Company discovered that in the
rertifiention stamp appearing on the face
I r .i. r.hnU tho nnmn of tho bnnk wn I
I Bpp(o! with one "p." Jacobs's arrest
followed. He is now being held by the
police under n charge of forgery.
Jacobs, who gave his namo as J. I
Richards of 415 West 101th street, Man-
hattan, when arrested had a number of posit box in tho Carnegio Safe Deposit
the Tennessee bank's checks in his pos-, Company, Tho officers of tho company
session. Tho checks that wero presented J required a court order, nnd that was ob
at the local bank wero for $100 and $200. , mined from Judgo Hough yesterday.
Tho bogus certification bore the name of irprt.iPn nnened ho box.
urn .niwv.. iHniiiun ,.. ...... t. ....a
I ,.W A lla.Mn.i nnulilnl, 'I lila 111 nTll a
found on Jucoos when tie was arresten.
Tho man has boon in Patoison for two
PI RLW REQFESTS .OF .SIS..VH).
j,oclelle llrnirnihrrrd In
M Mlir) ,inci,rll.
Wa-ikriiuhy. Conn,, April 24, Public'
bequest m to the amount of $48,500 are
contained In tho will of Mrs. Mary L.
Mitchell. Tho estato is estimated nt
nearly $2,000,000. Besides the public be
quests there are several private bequosts,
Thero is a personal hoquest or 3,ooo to
tho Rev. Dr. J. G. Davenport, her favorite
minister, and one of js'.ooo in addition to
tho homo in whioh she now lives to Dr,
, Caroline H. Conkey, who had been family
physician to Mrs. Mitchell and had saved
nsr lire at one time by devoted treatment.
1 The rest of tho estate goes to seven dlreot
, he testator wa the widow of John S.
Mltohell of Mitohell. Vance ft Co., New
i v ' l h jii ..Mils hnms In Tarrrtnwn
JOT". ati!: iMrytown,
I 'n Decerobar, 1874.
DIAZ EXPECTS PEACE.
PrealdcDt of Mexico Ho Cable
.ipteial CoMV Duvauh 10 Tarn Sen.
P abis, April 24. President Div. ot Mex
ico has cabled the Pari newspaper that
the Government of Mexico ia confident
that Internal peace will be restored.
MRS. UOVHMAX IN AVTO WRECK.
Hhe Ran Into a Tree Trying to Pmai Wagon
IUnTMW, L. I., April 24. Mrs. Arthur
A. Housman, widow of the brokor, figured
In an automobile accident this afternoon
that might have resulted seriously. The
accident occurred on the Doer Park road 1
opposite tho residonco of Robert E, Weeks. .
Mrs. Housman and her chauffeur. Otis
Johnson, were on their way to tho village I
from her farm at North Babylon in her
runabout. Mrs. Housman was driving
and in order to pass a wagon she turned
out. In doing so tho machine swerved
and st nick a tree.
The ear was demolished and the occu
pants were thrown out. Both Mrs, Hous
man and her chauffeur suffered from minor
injuries nnd shock. They were attended
by a physician and are resting quietly this
SPEAKER HAS A NEW (SAVEL.
II Is or lllaekthorn and Hand Caned
Shamrocks and Harps Ornament It.
Wahhinoton, April 2t. Speaker Clork
has another new gavel. This one is of
Irish blackthorn root, the head ns big
as the regulation league baseball, the
handle a foot long. Hand carved sham
rocks and harps ornament it. But the
really remarkable thing about the new
gavel Is that the knobby handlo when
held at a certain angle shows n perfect
profile of Undo Joe Cannon, the former
S)e,lkpr of tne j,
Ireland, by the Rov. Father O'Brien of
St. Thomas's Seminary, Hartford, Conn.
Ho gave it to Arthur E. J. Reilly of Meri
den. Conn., a son of Representative Reilly
of the Second Connecticut district, who
had it fixed up and presented It to the
Hon. Champ just beforo the House met
Speaker Clark used the "ehlllelAh"
during the day's session of the House
nnd It certainly made the sounding board
BARS MOVIXU PICTURES.
Montelalr Town Council Won't ffrrn Li
cense a Sterllled Show.
Montclair, N. J April 24. The Mont
clnir town council to-night barred out
tho moving picture show indefinitely
by refusing to grant licenses to any of
the eleven applicants, one of which had
offered to give 10 per cent, of its receipts
to a locul charity. Tho test voto was
taken on tho application of the Peoples
Recreation Company, which is an auxil
iary of tho National Social Centre Asso
cation. This company promised to give
a "sterilized moving picture show, with
a matron In' charge, the enterpriso to
form tho nucleus of a social centro hall
which would provide entertainmont for
tho musses. Tho vote against the mov
ing piccture shows was 8 to 3
OSllORXE SAVES OSRORXE.
Mrgrn Acquitted of Murdrr Knew It
Would lie That Wa. Saj Ills Father.
Edward Osborne, tho negro whom
James W. Osborno defended because
Edward's futhcr was a slave on the Os
borno plantation and onco saved James
W.'s life, wns acquitted of murder yester
day after tho jury in General Sessions
had been out twenty minutes. i
Oslforno admitted that ho had shot
a man, mil contended mat it wns done i
in self-defence. His old fnther. Peter,
who was well up in tho front of tho court
room, did not move a muscle when the
verdict was brought in. Ho had known
what it would be as soon as ho got Mr.
Osborno, ho said,
IXSt'RED lit DAVS: DEAD.
New York Life W'on'.t Pay, Saving Nathan
son Killed lllmirlf.
Benjamin S. Nathanson, as adminis
trator of the estate of Moses S. Nathan
son, is suing tho Now York Life Insur
ance Company on two policies for $td,oon
which Nathanson took out within ten
days of his death on January 1, 10(0. The
insurance company refuses to pay on the
ground that Nnthhnson committed sui
cide nnd asked Supreme Court Justice
Hondrick yesterday to direct tho plaintiff
to furnish a bill of iwirticulars as to tho
manner of Nathnnson's death, The court
don led tho motion,
Moses S. Nathanson was a clothing
johhnr nnd was found on January 2,
1910, in his loft at 5R Walker streot. He
was tiod to a chair by a flimsy cloth and
gas was flowing from a plpo near his
hoad. Tho authorities decidod that Na
thanson had killed himself after trying
to make it look like murder. Tho Coro
ner's Inquost at tho time showed that
Nathanson wns In financial dlfllcultles.
SVICIDE IXSt'RED FOR I .T.Wrt.
saft.fMMl Volilnl li lla man's Nrir-itinrdrr
K2VOOO (Joes to thr Creditors.
Since tho death of Morris H. Hayman.
a lawyer of 198 Broadway, who killed him
self a few weeks ago, Ezra P. Prentice, re
ceiver In bankruptcy for Hnyntan'sestute,
has been trying to get hold of a safo de
I ' .
In it ho found insurance policies totalling
$SO,ooo, of which $25,000 goes to tho receiver
for tho creditors. Mr. Hayman's mother
will receivo $lo,ooo and tho remainder Is
for his widow Mr Prentice said that
two other policies taken out within tho
' lust vear wero mado void by Iho suicide.
They timounled to $3,1,000 Tho estate
i i a Vcry Involved condition now, but
before It is straightened out tho receiver
expects to find more property,
Want Dr. Canon for Modrrator or 4irn
The Rev, Dr. John F. Carson, pastor
of the Central Presbyterian Church,
Brooklyn, was solected last night by the
Brooklyn Presbytery as Its clioloe for
moderator ot the 123d General Assembly,
whioh meets in Atlantio City on May 18.
Dr, Carson is the only candidate thua
far offered by the East.
nr.WEY'NNlTKKIOK 1'ORT WINK
ninod Maklni end .Nnurlihlnt .
DEWEY A SONS CO.. lit Kulum St., N.
J. J. M'NAMARA LONG
A DYNAMITE SUSPECT
Iron Workers' Executive
Board Members Before
U.S. IN HUNT FOR 'PLOTTERS
Search Begun for Men Who Sup
plied the War Funds
LsDlANAroMN, April 21. -All members
of tho executive board of tho International
Association ot Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers woto summoned beforo tho
Grand Jury this afternoon and reported
at 2 o'clock.
Tho president of the organization,
Frank M. Ryan, was ordered to product
the books nnd other records of tho asstw
ciation and ho sent nearly n cartload ovor
to tho court house. Many of tho records
had been removed to the polico station,
and those were also sent to the Grand
Tho attorney of the Iron workers made
an effort to roplevln these records from
tho hands of tho police, but was mot by
tho court with tho statement that there is
no law in Indiana by which evidence can
be taken away from a Grand Jury or even
records into which It is looking for tho
purpose of ferreting out crime
Among tho books taken by the polico
wore pass books for fivo yoars of J J.
McNamara, tho secretarj'-treasuror, and
it is said that these show sums paid out
mysteriously when taken in connection
with tho check stubs showing for what
and to whom the amounts were paid
Tho polico would not say, however,
that the check stubs give them any clue
to McNamara's connection with tho
dynamiting for which he is under arrest
and now on his way to California.
W. J. Ford, assistant prosecuting at
torney of Los Angeles; Walter Drew of
the Erectors Association of Now York
nnd Frank Fox, proprietor of a taxicib
company, were nrrested here to-night
charged with tho kidnapping of McNa
mara nnd were released undor 3,0)J
The proceedings against them wero
brought about by members of tho exesu
live board of the iron workers union anil
at the instance of Attorney Rtppaport.
their legal advisor, tho papers woro signed
by J. J. Keegan. Democratic Representa
tive in tho last legislature and formerly
a member of tho executive board of tha
The proceedings were based on ths
ground that McNamara was talfen from
tho city without having a chmco to de
fend himself or even lhe right to hivo
n lawyer when he wos taken before th9
polico judge for identification. The ar
rests an-attributed to spite and are not
taken seriously by Ford and tho others.
It developed to-day that J. D Forrost.
general manager of the Citizens Gas Com
pany here, was positively tho first man
to direct th" attention of detectives to
the iron workers organization "The first
job McNu'inra's alloged wro"king crew
is supposed to have done in Indir.napolis
was at t lie pli-nt of tho Citizens tins Com
p.my about September 1. llm't." said Mr
"Two large charges of dynamite wers
discharged by tinro fuses at tho base of
the columns supporting tho overhead
coal bin tliat supplies the coke ovens. The
Htrueturo was then nearly completed,
and it was evidently the dusiga of tho
wreckers to cause it to topple ofer, pull
ing with it one of fie oven sua'ts with
which it is connected by several beams.
Fortunately the suppirting columns
icsted on heavy bed phtes. and it was tho
thickness of these bed plates that pre
vented the explosion from destroying
the concrete foundations Tho damage
done by this explosion to the structure
itself wns not great, but the delay and the
incidental expenses connected with the
outrnge threw on the new gas company
an expense pf nt least $25,000."
The Citizens Gas Company then em
ployed n local private detective to at
tempt to discover tho persons who per
petrated the outrage. This detective fell
In with a gang a structural iron workers,
who Mr. Forrest says ho feols certain
from evidence gathered did tho work.
Uitcr Mr. Forrest received reliable in
formation, lie says, that made him feel
positive that J, J. MoNainara was the man
who directed the'work nt tho gaa com
pany 's plant nnd elsewhore.
It would havo cost the Citizens Oaa
Company $25,000 to got tho complete In-'
formation, ami Mr. Forrest says for that
reason tho effort to bring MoNamara to
justice was dropped temporarily by the
company However, after tho Los An
geles Times explosions Mr. Forrest was
nilnrl Iw the authorities at Los Angeles
to givo them what information ho had.
Mr. Forrest cannot remember whether
it was tho Los Angeles police or the Burnt
agency thnt communicated with him.
He furnished tho information he had at
hand and told them of the evidence he had
W. J. Ford, Assistant District Attorney
of Los Angeles, said that ho expected to
finish in Indianapolis soon and to return
to California. McManigal, Ford said,
was not connected with tho Times explo
sion. Schmidt nnd Bryce, tho alias used
by J, W MoNamara, ho said had charge.
These two, ho said, left Los Angolos at
8 A. M. and tho explosion occurred at
1 P. M.
"I was in the Times Building," said
Ford, "thirty minutes before it hap
pened. At the time of tho explosion
there was difficulty with tho typographical
lihlon and the structural Irnnworkera
In the city were nn strike The typo
graphical union difficulty, howover, was
one of long standing and just at that tlmo