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NEW YORK MOURNS OVER
DEATH OF MAYOR GAYNOR
New York, Sept 12. City Hall and
many other municipal buildings are
draped in mourning today over the
death of Mayor Gaynor, whose body
will arrive in New York Friday after
noon of next week. Whether the
funeral will be private or public rests
entirely with the widow and other
members of the family.
The fortune left by the late mayor
is estimated between $1,000,000 and
$1,500,000, accumulated through in
vestments in Flatbush property made
in the early $ days of Brooklyn de
Campaign button firms who laid in
big stocks of Gaynor campaign but-
tons were quick to get into action to
day. Attacking a touch of black to
the buttons, the venders appeared on
the streets crying: "Gaynor mourn
ing buttons!" and succeeded in dis
posing of their stock more rapidly
than they could have hoped to do
during the campaign.
London. Commenting editorially
on the death of Mayor William J.
Gaynor of New York at sea, today's
Westminster Gazette said:
"His death is a blow to the cause
of good municipal government every
where. He carried out his promises
by giving New York a cleaner, better,
more thoroughly organized and
cheaper administration than the
.great American city ever had before.
Mayor Gaynor showed what a strong,
determined man can do in difficult
circumstances. We fyope that New
York will be able to fine a successor
to Mayor Gaynor capable of carrying
on his politics, with his same self
reliance and indifference to the opin
ion of the party machine."
DETROIT OUSTS VICE
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 12. On Oc
tober 15, when Police Commissioner
Gillispie's order sweeps out of exist
ence all commercialized vice, 2,000
scarlet women will have their means
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of support taken from them. Police
commissioner has announced that his
duty ends whenhe city's resorts are
closed--what becomes of the inmates
is no concern of .police.
Vice commission appointed by De
troit Board of Commerce has offered
to furnish transportation to girls or
women wishing to return to homes
outside of Detroit.
SENSATIONAL LEAP THE GAP
FAILS MAN DROWNED
The body of Rocco Nigro,' 45, 802
S. Racine av., who was hurled from
the tonneau" of an aut6 in a sensa
tional "leap the gap" tragedy at the
North Halsted st. bridge, was recov
Nigro was going hom inja friend's"
.car lasf night. The chauffeur, Chas.
Bakes, saw the south end of the
bridge start up, He tried to cut over
before the bridge had split.
The car shot forward and went up
the rising bridge. Bakes saw he was
too late. He put on power and tried
to leap the gap. The car stopped with
the 'front wheels hanging over the
edge of the bridge. Nigro, with a ,
scream, plunged into the river. Bakes
The sister of Nigro, Donatto Nigro,
and his cousin, Mrs. Emanuela Ste
fano, 906 Grand av., tried to throw
themselves in the river when they
saw the body.
INDIANS KILLED EXPLORERS?
Lima, Sept. 12. Fears felt -for
safety of Wilbur E. Cromer and Wil
liam L. Page, Chicago explorers who (
led expedition into Tuaybama region
on Amaz6n last February. Persistent
rumors that they have been killed by
Indians. Natives have'" "been found
with guns of Cromer expedition.
Fair and cooler tonight; Saturday
and Sunday fair and cool; moderate
northerly winds becoming, variable