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Messier Admits He Robbed
Guests at the Hargravc
and Hubert and Police I
ti Believe He Is One of
Gang of Thieves
Two Sets of Detectives Sought
Him and He Was Caught
with Another Man at His
a Lodgings Both Held
11 I
A With the arrest today of Louis Mes
sier eighteen years old a bellboy In
V the Hotel Hargrave at No 112 West
Seventysecond street charged with
robbing a guest of tie hotel In which
he was emplojed and also one In tho
T Hotel Hubert at No 120 West Fitly
leventh street the police believe they
l have captured one of a gang of hotel
thieves who have been scouring the
il1 I John Cullen twentytwq years old
IJ who says he Is a telephone operator
was arrested with Messier In the lat
leri rooms at No 218 West Fcrtymtto
It street
I Jewelry to the amount of J3400 has
V been recovered by the police they ay
ill i Messier was arraigned In the West Fide
I Court and held In 11500 ball on the
I charge of the Margrave Hotel robberv
and J3MO ball on the Hotel Hubert rob
bery charge Cullen Yiaaheldln JMO
ball The examination ot both men
I I will occur tomorrow
Mcisler Admit Guilt
1 Messier told Magistrate Breen that he
II f I was guilty and said he was ready to
pay the penalty His father tho police
say Is the superintendent of the Meo
polltan Life Insurance Company at
Lafayette and Ward streets Salem
Mass Young Messier said that Cullen
I is In no waY connected with the rb
f berles and declares that he has ben
I I operating alone
J Tho police ihonever Insist that Cullen
I Is also Implicated In the thefts and pay
tint they vwili have a third man under
l arrest aooj who they say has been
L f connected with the prisoners In the rob
beries of hotels all over the eastern
i portion ot the country
A Surprised Quartet
Detectives Price and Collins of the
Central Omce had been looking for
Dtessler for a long time On Jan 20 Capt
Lanran of the Detective Bureau rei
celved a complaint from Manager
Thomas Phelan of the Hubert Hotel
F I who said that two of his guests Fred
erlcy Kly and Mrs Edward Long had
been robbed of jewelry and trinkets
I valued at 2409 1hclan said that co
incident with the disappearance of tho
I Jewelry ho tad missed Messier who was
then a bellboy In the hotel Tho detec
Il tives llnnlly located the ocllboy In his
i I room and yesterday secured a warrant
tor hU arrest vain Magistrate Ureen In
the West Siuu Court
When the detectives went to the bell
boys rooms however they found that
Detectives Douglas nnd Coleman of the
I Weal Sixtyeighth street station had
prcccdcdnhcra and had arrested young
I iltMler and his companion Cullen
rue Robbery at lie llurjiraic
Detectives Douglas end Coleman had
been called to the Hotel Hurgiuvc at
midnight to Investigate the robbety of
a EUtst named Uuoigo 11 Iurei who
complained that jewelry to the value of
11050 bad been stolen from his room
while ho was at eupper with his wife
I Mr Pureui ald that he and his wife
i I had left their room at 6 oclock that
C cienlng and had placed the key of the
loom on a hook at the end of the hall
as was customary among tho guests
When they returned about an hour
a and a halt later they were startled
13 Jlnd that the drawers of the bureau
In tho room had been ransacked and
all their jewelry taken
Tho Jewelry ihu detectives say be
lunging to Purser was found In
a drawer In Messier room and In his
I pockets Several pawn tickets for the
J articles stolen from the Hotel Hubert
Ii more also recovered
tHeutblnjc That Was Not Needed
c Detective lrlce and Collins mere much
a clucrjned over the fact that they did
not make the arrest The detectives
11 tad hired a room next to the one oc
ha cupied by Messier and lUll companion
t lo secure evidence against them and for
l the gist week had listened at keyholes
a and walls of the room opposite until
IL they thought that they had a complete
1 CASH against the young men
1 IE Younc Messier It ls said Is a graduate
of a Montreal college and always pre
I 41 vented good recommendations to mho
ever employed him
On Cullen was found the police say
1 two baggage checks of the Reform Club
fp and a marshaped badge with the words
international Detective Agency on It
it Both men tho police say gave the Re
a form Club as one of their references in
r applying for a position
Dark Vauadls Wrecked
I FLB13TWOOD Eng Feb 3lhe
Jluirisn bark Yanadls Capt C KtrJs
on which Balled from DarIen pa Jan
Ji 14 for this port l curtioro off Heyehtw
A Point and will probably fee ft total wreck
nI1I crew vrere saved
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Justice 0Gorman Holds
that No Resident of This
City Can Escape Taxa
tion by Voting in An
other State
Judge Declares that Wolcott G
Lane the Trustee Is Not
Acting in Good Faith by Vot
ing in Connecticut t
According to a decision just handed
down by Justice OGorman In the Su
picme Court no man or trustee of an es
tate who Is a resident of this city can
escape taxation by going to another
town or city of another State and caus
I ing his name to be placed on the tax
lists or voting lists of that town The
decision Is In the case of Spencer against
the Tax Commissioners
The suit was brought to have vacated
the assessments against the estate of
the late Iorlllard Spencer and also
against Charles G and William A
Spencer Individually
In his decisIon Justice OGorman
says that neither of the Spencers Is a
resident of New York City arid that
Charles G Spencer has not had a resi
dence In this city lor many years Mr
Spencer has In reality had no home for
the past twenty years having spent his
time travelling principally In JEurojie
His latest visit to this city was four
years ago
> ot a nmlilrnt of Ncw York
Justice OGorman holds that accord
Ing to his declarations there Is no juris
diction for holding that ho Is a resident
of New York
Ho Is not required ays JustIce
OGorman to establish a residence In
some particular place In order to escape
taxation icrc
Aa to William A Spencer Justice
OGorman says he Is a permanent resi
dent of the city of Paris France hay
ing lived there for several years Mr
Spencer has visited this country only
twice In twelve years
As to the trustee of the estate or
Lorlllaid Spencer however Justice
OGorman says that there Is no doubt
that he Is a resident of Now York and
that he has control of the estate In ques
tion Justice OGcrman says that while
Wolcott G Lane the trustee of the es
tate 01 Lorillard Spencer lives with his
family In this city nnrt practises Ian
here he has a pretended residence nt
Lyme Conn This fact declares the
Judge cannot nffect the Jurisdiction of
the Tax Commissioners In the present
case With the exception of occasional
visits to his mothers home there Jus
tice OGorman says that Mr Lane stays
in f cw York
° These occasional visits do not estab
lish n residence there sajs Justice
OGorman Causing lila name to be
placed upon the voting list and tax
Hst of the t own of Lymo and his ex
pre9sedlntentilon to vote there are but
declarations which arc opposed and
overcome by his conduct and habits or
Sot Actlntr In Good Fnllli
Justice OGorman further holds that
while Mr Line has removed securities
to the State of New Jersey they are
still under his control Commenting
upon Mr Lanes conduct the Justice
says that ho Is not acting In good faith
After reviewing the facts Justice
OGorman holds that the Individual as
sessment against Charles G Spencer Is
cancelled and that the estate assessment
against Walcott G Lane as trustee un
der the estate ot Lorillard Spencer Is
Hoot Found Jib Job as Helper to
Morgue Driver Too Slinr
The police of the city are looking to
day for John Root a young man who
was formerly helper to the driver of the
citys deadwagon at the IJarlpm Mor
gue Root who got a small stipend for
his services and had sleeping quarters In
Harlem HospltaJ where the Morgue Is
situated took one of the horses used 10
haul the deadwagon and after veiling
It to a seoondhand furniture dealer for
ISO disappeared
The larceny of the horse took place
last Friday when Root waa told to take
him to a blacksmith Hoot started away
with the horn In the afternoon He
didnt get back at night A search wo
made for the horse Friday night and a
more careful one on Saturday No trace
of home or man was found Finally
this morning the police found the horse
at the establishment of a secondhand
furniture dealer on East One Hundred
and Twentyfifth street near Third
avenue named Lasher They ate ellll
looking for Root
llarconln CoWorker Married
TURIN Italy Feb SJNftvfcl Lieut
Joltri a collaborator of Signor Marconi
In his wireless telegraph work was mar
dad tier this afternoon to Baronex Ida
41 Rubinl
T1ia Mwke4i eM
I 6C 11I raMfw
tj ff
l 0 I = r 1
u un
Macedonians Get Relief in the
Terms Insisted Upon by the
Powers and Peace Is As
sured in the Balkans
ff Pasha the MlnUter Foreign Af
faire notified the UistroHunjeirlnn and
Russian Ambassadors tills afternoon
that the Sultan had agreed to ndopt the
scheme for reforms In Macedonia
This Insures peace In the Balkana and I
relief from obnoxIous Turkish rule to
which tho Mawdonlan have been sub
The reforms flmnandcd by the Powers
recommended that In addition to the
appointment of an InspectorGen
eral of Gendarmerie for three
years with ample powers to act
Independently and to requisition troops
In case of emergency and the reorgani
zation of the gendarmerie and police
under Uuropean Instructors that Chris
Uans be admitted Into the gendarmerie
In numbers proportionate to the popu
lation without being required to read
and nrlto the Turkish language
Amnesty was also demanded for all
persons who have been arrested for poll
iunl offenses
The scheme for administration
financial reforms In Macedonia as pro
posed by the powers In the note be
sides planning a more equitable collec
tion of taxes provides that local ex
penses shall be a first charge on the
revenues of each vilayet In the event
of tbcro bring a surplus this may bo
sent to Constantinople
Measures wereal demanded for com
pelling the Albanians to respect these
The appointment or recall of the In
spoctorUcnornl In charge of the gend
armerie Is given to the powers Thus
virtually detaching him from the direct
control ot the authorities In Constan
Swollen bJ 1looiln nml Mtcamhosts
Cnnnol Land
miAJXHVILLR Ind Feb 3Fl03dl
from tributary streams havo converted
Hit Ohio River Into A sea In ome
place IwtwMn here and Paducah Ky
tho river II ttfteen miles wide Tho
Hand of acres of wheat are under water
On the Indiana side opposite Ow ns
t > oro Ky aim land Is covered for a
distance of seven miles
HtciiTiihiiaU cantrot Und at many
points along the river
HpmiliU War Veterans Elect
LAWRBNCK Mass Feb 23001
Paul It Hawkins of Springfield was
elected CommandnrlnChlef of the La
trlon of Spanish War Veterans at the
national encampment here today
From IIUKo Alcoholic Werd
John Kernel fortyfour yean old de
sortblnit himself an an actor llvlug at
the Roiuunore Hote went to UelUvutJ
HuBpltal yesterday and ak d to is
rreatnt Dr UcPcVnald tuulgned him to
the alcoholic ward
Heine J MUv Club the Hail
I flPaMlrdaM LI o1e cli Ike bai
Senator Hanjnft Defeated in Attempt to Get
House Committee to Act Favorably
1 + t s Pet Measure
WASHINGTON Feb 3The Housti
Committee on Merchant Marine and
Fisheries today voted not to report the
Ship Subsidy bill to the House the vote
being 10 to 6 Those voting to report It
were Congressmen Grosvenor Ohio
Young Pennsylvania Green Massa
chusetts ITordncy Michigan Wachter
Maryland Llttloneld Maine Those
voting against It were neprescntatlves
Hopkins Illinois Minor Wisconsin
His Credentials Presented but
Ordered Filed with Protest
Against His Admittance
WASHINGTON Feb IWhIlel brief
patriotic ceremonies were being hold In
the Senate toda prloo to lie opening
of business Senatorelect need Hmout
of Utah entered the Chamber and took
a seat beside Senator Kearns also from
When the routIne work was begun
Senator Kearns presented the creden
tials of Mr Smoot which wore mail
Btnator Ilurrows of Michigan stated that
protest had been Hlcil against Smootu
amI ulan and the ciedunllali were
ordered filed with the protest
Iollcn lMOi for tlir lloilr of C
MniiCnnt Ilml II
The police of the West Fortyseventh
street station thought they had another
murder mystery this afternoon A tale
phone message was reoelved by Hnrgl
Northrup nlio ImmedlaUly detailed dn
teethe on the case The message said
that a body of a mm hilt been thrown
on a scow at the foot of Woat forty
seventh street
The police who investigated found
that dredging work Is being done at this
point The stuff taken by Tho dredge I s
thrown Into the snow They nemxlMd
the refuse but could find nothing re
sembling a man body
A Jlpark from Engine nit Ljnrh In
lie Err and Caused Him to Drop
While making repairs upon the Man
hattan L1 structure Michael Lyn h
ot Sixtyfifth street and Third avenue
lost his fooothold early this afternoon
He fell to the street end was InatanUy
Lynoh wr working at OSIchtUth trtreet
and Columbus avenue A spark from a
pwelnsjr locomotive whJah Btruck him In
Ith face caused him to iooe Mi balance
I The h uidl of a hamn r to which L
eluW WI r
Stevens Minnesota Jones Washing
ton Republicans and Spight Missis
sippi Small South Carolina Davis
Florida McDermott New Jersey Bel
mont New York and Snook Ohio
Congressman Vretland of New York
wag not present
This action of the House Committee
kills the bill for nil time
Senators Hanna and Frje made stren
uous efforts with the committee to se
cure a favorable report but failed
Several Others Injured by ° Ex
plosion Which Wrecked Build
ings in Pennsylvania Town
PITTSDUnO Feb 3Four persons
were killed and a Injured In nn
explosion of dynamite at ItockwooJ IOC
miles south of here today
A gang of men working on the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad were timing
out dynamite when the explosion oc
curred Four were killed outrlgh
three of them being blown Into the
Castleman Itlver and badly mutIlated
Horses Dash Around Thirty
Fourth Street Corner Caus
ing a Panic Among Hundreds
of Women Out for Holiday
A runawa team drawing a wagon of
the Imperial laundry created great ex
cltcmrnt during the busiest hour of the
afternoon at Thlrtjfourth street and
Ilunilredf of women were thrown Into
a panic and one nun James A John
son of No Oakland street Brooklyn
wan severely Injured
Johnson was Mtruck by the horses and
trampled tinrlet fool lie nan picked
up bleeding and unx > n ilous and lent
to thu Now York Hospital < where It
wits said that n ilmuiiler blade was
Hin > k < ii iml than he hind received Inter
nal InJuries
The collision of the horses with John
lion probably saved thc thee of net mil
women who acre tHree III the pith
of the riinani The toiim was nlmut
to ilnnh upon the criiKdid > lcin > ilk
when It struck the man and stumble
William Clrlllllli tin drlKr ns in the
wagon and stuck to his peat riuleAvot
log tu control the teAm HP nan thrown
by the sudden stop hut escaped with a
tew bruise
Forecast for tlir < Iuirtpuls
liitur riidliiB nt H I SI rues
ilny for New 1 orU CIty coil
vlolnltyt Fair oriilirlit rues
ilur Invrcniliiu cliiuilltio nn > l
IlKtitly colilrr fresh lo uncle
sTeel to north ttlmli
Four thousand persons out for a holiday saw the police ran
No 236 West Thirtyninth street this afternoon So great wa
the crowd that the block between Seventh and Eighth avenue
wo jammed The bluecoats were led by Inspector Walsh an
Capt Ferris of the West Thirtyseventh street station The
broke down an iron Lar which held the basement door an
dashed upstairs
The place raided is known as the Princetonian Club but th
police say it is a poolroom and gamblinghouse Six of the mei
found were taken ar prsoners but 192 persons in the room
were allowed to go
a 1si 1 H ywardHuhto 2JEtn
New Cases of Typhoid Are Reported Every
Day Fourteen Cornell Students Have
Died and More than Half of the 2900
Have Fled and Others Are Leaving
University Authorities Fix the Blame for the
Sweeping Epidemic on the City Water
Supply Their Experts Reporting that It Is t 5
Saturated with DeathDealing Impurities
Fourteen students at Cornell University have already K
fallen victims to the typhoid plague at Ithaca
Fiftyfour others are in various stages of the disease
and other deaths are expected daily
A total of nearly one hundred have been stricken up to <
the present time including those who have been discharged i
as cured and others who are convalescent
Sixteen of the townspeople have died of the fever and Y
the death rate is increasing at an appalling rate 1 bi
Five hundred others are stricken down and among
these there are certain to be many deaths
Special to The Evening World
ITJJALA N Y Feb 23Tbo death roll among the stu
dents of Cornell University from tho scourgo of typhoid fever haSfi
already reached alarming proportions and there are today no leas fA
than fiftyfour cases the outcome of which is uncertain Fourteen
etudjmt deaths have been recorded within sixteen days three of
these occurring in twelve hours v
Three more deaths were recorded yesterday They were Fi
E Swartz who succumbed to the malady here Georga Hill who i
made tho fatal thirteenth in tho list by passing away at Ms homo
at Gouverneur N Y and William J Reinhart who died at tha
homo in Paterson N J
Up to tho present only one young woman student Miss
Charlotte E Spencer has fallen a victim to the fever plague
Despite tho fact that the university authorities are inclined 1
to tho belief that the crisis is past thero is no denying he fact
that tho situation at this famous seat of learning is appalling
Every day brings forth its dread list of new cases and the phy
sicians of Ithaca arc toiling night and day in their efforts to bring
relief to the suffering
1 Confined as this fever pestilence Is to so small an area and so limited a
population It U nearly as sweeping In Its destruction of life as tho Blscb >
i Plngiin of India Tho fearful swath that has been cut In the student ranks 1
the university Already more than half of the
baa loil to a panic of fear at
I tto students hve fled from the pestrldden place
j Nor Is there the least evidence that the exodus will come to an end while11
each day brings Its frightful record or new case Kery outgoing train for p
the las week has been crowded with panlcstrlcKon students On one day
three deaths occurred In their ranks twentyfour hours no less thap
eight hundred students had fled to their homes
It was on Jan 20 that tho university officials first observed the presence
of typhoid fever In tho Infirmary Due regard was paid to It but no one
knew what the morrow had In store When It dawned cloaked In a garment
of warning It was too late The scourge had a foothold With each day the
number of cases Increased at tho university until the crisis came In a cycle
of three days
Klght students were stricken on the first ten on the second and eleven
on the third Then It was that a pall fell on tho unUerclty and panic struck
the hearts ot every one In the Institution
While this was transpiring on the hill conditions were no less serious
In the town whore up to today the death record stands at sixteen Studen
were falling on every tide In their lodgings and Ithacans filled the City Hoe
Where It would stop people were afraid to ask Friends would meet Jt
the streets one day to speak of the passing of some one who had been with <
them only a few hours before and tho next day they themselves would 1 fc
laid low
fly this tlmo Cornell had announced Its plan of action and tho rt t
M community thoroughly aroused to the awful danger that confroBU tt
took steps to stay the spread ot the fever and caro for the stricken O r
ftud was opened for the City Hospital and already IJBOQ fau
Btlbed A physicians fund opened three days ago for the psjo if Ns
viding medical aid for these too poor to procure It HJ WWJ + i
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