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"THEY ; CLAMOR TO SIGN."
\\ , ' —
}*Can Get i Names to Any thing"
wSnv.*Mav xcith 'Anti-Tax Petition.
V -I don't want anything better than this, and I
Slope Jt lasts for a month." said the young man
■with the look of suddenly acquired prosperity about
fa; m . As this same person had been out of work
Tor many weeks his affluence interests the sitters
Is the Amen Corner at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and
mere than one of the Ameners wanted to know
fcfcoutlt.
■ "Well. I'm canvassing for signatures against the
i«ock Transfer bill on passage in the legislature at
Albany. ' hat bill imposes a tax of $2 on every
{transfer of 100 shares, and the brokers are raising
iCdn about It downtown."
Drawing from his pocket a petition signed by a
ffcomnsltte© of prominent business men. who are
Sponsors for the movement, the young man con
tinued:
I "They won't let you get names In Wall or Broad
tet. because they know that would be too easy."
fcalfl lie. 'We get $5 a day. and we are supposed
,'to get at least one hundred names. It Is pretty
(near a day's work to get up the hundred— that Is.
Llf you're on the level with the Job. but it's dead
Jcney for some of the men who don't care who they
ll or hew they get them, so long as they come
ieasy.
; "They turned me loose in the wholesale dry»oo<
(district. The way we do is to go to the top of the
{bulging and work down. One of the first places I
'struck was run by some Jews. When I told them
fwhat I was canvassing- for and showed them mr
{petition they said:
; "'Dot's all right, but how do we know? If you
feet our names once, how do we know if it's all
feehtr
i "1 couldn't do much with some of those fellers.
"They were too suspicious. Another place I strolled
Unto to-day was the office of a steam printer. When
p[ told him what I wanted he got hot and cut loose
fen me to beat the band.
I " 'Gosh hang your blooming petition!" said he.
Wxou ain't on the right tack. What do I care for
(the brokers? They don't do me any good. Young
jroa-i. what you want to do is to get up a petition
{against the labor unions. The labor unions are ruln-
Bng this country. Th«-y have been running my busi
.incss for the last dozen years, and that's just what
they're doing all over this town with other trades.'
j •*! paid to him. that they got a good dose in the
(subway strike, and the old man got hotter than
Jevcr. and said: 'Yes. but they ought to put every
rope of those men in the penitentiary for every
U>ne cf those etrikere. They've got new men In. but
jljie new men Will organize into a union and then
kiicre will be another strike and things will be just
W* bad f:s aver. I won't sign your petition unless
Sdu bring In one against the labor unions.'
' "Well. I couldn't do any business with that old
continued the canvasser. "The next hard
Wuit I struck was In an office In the Broadway
'^Chambers. When I told the man what I wanted
fee said:
i • 'No. sir; no, sir: Not en your life- I'm In
jKavor of the tax. What do the brokers deal In.
jswiyway? Fettling but hot air— air! They don't
produce anything. Th'-y ought to tax them for
•very cent they can get out of them. They don't
fc?rodn:re anything but hot air.'
• : "Well. I didn't like to get thrown down on an
inrgument like that, and I told him that the coun
trymen wanted the bill passed so that there would
*>• more money for the farmers to spend up the
JBtate. I got a raise out of him at once.
1 '"Young man.' says he. 'I hadn't thought of It
Bn that light. The city pays three-fourths of the
%tAta tax now, and now they want this Transfer
♦Tax till. «o they don't hay* to pay anything north
pi The Bronx.
" 'Yes.' I put in again, 'and next they'll be taxing
you because you read daily newspapers or go to
fhe theatre. If you don't stop them now yiey
jwon't leave us any liberty at all pretty soon.
. •• 'That's right, young man.' said he. 'I'll sign
"that paper all right- Anything to beat those coun
'trrmen. X sent my folks to a boarding house in
#3ulllvan County last August, and they had the
serve to feed them on canned goods, with a Jot oi
vegetables growing right out in the back yard. _
"I was feeling pretty good over converting the
old man, and get all his omce force to go on the
petition. The next feller I struck said to me:
■ ■• 'Bill? I don't know nothin' about the Transfer
Tax bill, but I see you don't wear diamonds, and
I'll sign the petition as a favor to you. 1 always
Wga a petition If I like the looks cf the man carry
ing it around. Just to help him along, no matter
what the petition is.' Well, he signed it, and then
tie hustled around and got about fifteen of his
Sriends to sign it. because, be said, I was a mar-
Sled man out of work and with two Fide children,
land signing the petition would, get me a city Job
•worth « a day. He lied at that, as I'm single and
tiox. after a city Job. I find that the most of folks
'don't read a petition, anyway, and they'll sign
anything if they think It is going to help a roan
tlong. When you (strike a Tammany Hall man
Jie'll sign for anything If you tell him that you are
After a Job. I suppose they get used to that kind
kit a frame in Fourteenth Street, and It doesn't make
fcuy differenoe what the petition asks fur."
: "How many men are canvassing for names
"«iralnst the bill?" the young man was asked.
: •I think there's about thirty that report where
2 £•<■ They're getting 1 the names, all right. By the
,-tlirse the tax bill gets through both houses and
jroes to the Governor there'll be a wagon load of
ejections, and the brokers' lawyer will go up there
sax' weep an' tel! the Governor that the city is up
SBS on* man against the Transfer Tax bill."
J "Are you sure the men who sign the petitions
i(Jo not understand wMat they are doing?" the
ffoanff man was asked.
■ "Sure, they don't! Not more than 10 per cent
"of them," said he. "Why, If I was paid $5 a day.
the same as new, I cculd go out every day In the
*week end get one hundred men to sign a petition
jconfessing that th^y had all Cone time. All you
Eive to do is to tell the man you ask that it will
Use a personal favor to you ard that you are in
Jjard luck ar.d the job will stop If you don't get
She names. Nine out of every ten will rise to that,
•Bo matter -what the petition asks for."
| VINCEITT ASTOE ILL IN LONDON.
i
Operation Performed on Throat Following
Attack of Mumps.
« Vincent Astor, the only son of Colonel and Mrs.
fcofcn Jacob Astor, who sailed with his mother for
{London a few weeks ago, while convalescent from
Sbn attack of the mumps, has been seriously ill
Selnce his arrival in London, and compelled to
lindergo an operation for the throat. Mrs. Astor,
)prho has been nursing him assiduously through his
Illness, will take him to Paris as noon as his recov
ery la sufficiently far advanced. The boy is rather
delicate, and underwent an operation for appen
dicitis last fall.
TOY PIAKO MAKES TROUBLE.
Substituted for a Real One at Chattel Mort
gage Foreclosure Sale.
\ A curious feature of a recent foreclosure of a
|Bfc.attel mortgage in Sbeepshcad Bay was a minia
ture piano. Henry Montanus. of Emmons-ave.,
foreclosed the mortsase, and the sale of furniture
en Friday at a nous© In East 27ta-st. brought
1128 SO. The piano was not put under the hammer,
is It Is only twenty-three inches high, has no
strings<*.nd Its alleged music is emitted from little
Pabs.
' The piano was not sold at auction because it Is
l:ald to have been substituted before the mortgage
became* due far an instrument which, Mr. Montanus
rxeerts, was included when he took the mortgage
rith the rest of the furniture. He says he saw a
&>!a&o In the lot that was marked with award
C.m&aiM from the Chicago Fair. and was worth
boat £.000. The mortgager was a woman, who was
jfcjtrodnced .to Mr. Montants as Mrs. Jessie H.
jolan. a widow, end she has since disappeared.
jEhe was the wife of John J. Dolan, who had been
mil known as a racing man about Sheepshead
lay.
i Bhe borrowed $300 from Mr. Montanus, saying she
granted the money to go to Chicago, where she
expected to get a little fortune that was coming to
ther from an estate. Harvey O. Dobson, attorney
tor Mr. Montanus, Is brlnjfir.gr an action to recover
■the value of property alleged to have been put In
■torace. It is charged that Inferior goods were
•substituted for a piano, a desk, a bookcase, rugs
*j.l other- furnishings.
| HELD FOR SHOOTING HIS BROTHER.
% Stephen M. Coyle. of Brooklyn, was held for ex
nation In the Jefferson Market court, yesterday
toorsing, la (2.009 bail, on the charge of felonious
fcaaault upon his brother. William, by shooting him.
pit detective who made th« arrest told Magistrate
Fteinert that tha Injured man was In the New
,* ork Hospital, but was not seriously injured, and
Jpould be out of the hospital In a day or two.
ft FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENTS.
1 i Vonda, N. T.. March 28.— Edward Coley, of
bhsnectady. was struck and Instantly killed by a
Mt •asthound mtcpnm on the New- York Central
ro&d.at Yost's this afternoon.
/ Canaan, Conn., March 28.— Joseph Miller, of New
lav«n. a brakeman employed toy the New- York,
Bfew-Havcn and Hartford Railroad, whil* coupling
par*, was run over and Ui"ed here to-day. ..\. -v^*"
GAME STOPPED AT TIEi.
Police Interfere at Exciting M(o
m e n t — Fou r A rrest cd.
Two were out, the score stood 4 <to 4, rwith
thr4e men on bases, iind Harvey Robinson, for
merly of Fbrdham College was at bat<;in a game
yesterday between the Cedars and the Cuban X
Gianta on The Bronx Oval, when Inconsiderate
police stopped the game. No deathsttfrom heart
failure have as yet been reported. 'Two» thou
sand spectators were disappointed.
Captain Mannion, of the Tramontfstataifc-n, who
made the raid and arrested four players; said he
based hla arrests on Justice Gaynor's decision
last year that a game played on Sunday, adver
tised, to take place, was a violation of*"the Sun
day law.
Manajrer William Jordan, of No. 155 East
133d-st., catcher for the Cedars, held a brief
consultation with the police representatives,, and
the crowd, somewhat alow to realla© what had
happened, hooted and, howled, and * shouted In
derision at the police.
Jordan was one of th© prisoners. The»others
were Frank Barberry, of No. 785 9th-ave., As
toria, Longr Island, pitcher ftor thenCedare ; George
Nichols, of No. 483 East 144th-st., pitcher for
the Cuban X Giants: Robert JJordan, of No. 20
Manhattan-st., catcher for tho»Cuban X^Olants.
COLLEGE IS AGGRIEVED.
Hom/ropathic Medical* Wants Man
on Meningitis Commission.
The New-Tork Honv.Bopafchie Medldal College of
the Flower Hospital, it was learned fry a Tribune
reporter yesterday, finds it has a distinct grievance
in its non-representation up to date-on the.Health
department's meningitis commission,
"It was announced In the press that .all colleges
were to be represented on the commission," said
Dr. W. Harvey King, the derm of th© college, last
night, "and I wrote to Dr. Darlington asking that
we be represented. Dr. Darlington, in his reply to
my first letter, paid that 'the therapeutics of the
disease will probably not be taken up' in the in
vestigations, and that this was presumably the
phase in which our or.llepp was intenestod. Ho un
derlined the words 'therapeutics' and! 'not.' I there
upon wrote Dr. Darlington again, repeating 1 our
request for representation, and saying that, white
we wished to study the disease In all its phases,
I believed that therapeutics— th& and
cure of the disease— should be ther ultimate result
of all study.
"I wrote the letter omCVlarch '22. I have received
thus far no reply, and I think the college has a
distinct grievance. Outcollege is the. only one of
its kind which owns its own hospital, where such
Investigations can be caa-ried on."
It was at the* Flower Hospital that -Dr. William
Tod Helmuth atfew days ago auccesafully trephined
the skull of a nine-year-old toy, suffering from
the- disease. •
la answer; to inquiries, Dr. Helmuth told tho re
porter that he had visited tho boy yesterday
"He is jutting along- nicely," he said, "and.' un
kss something Intervenes, I expect he will make a
complete recovery."
Dr. Darlington t-oid that it was a mistaken idea
that every college was to be represented, on the
commission. "Thare was m such plan," he Bald
"It Is mj r oomml?sirni. not the city's, and I invited
just those men I thought would best serve the
purposes of the commission. If the bomoeopathists
will help us -we shall welcome their assistance
The commission, however, was made up long ago"
WOULD REFOR3I POLICE.
Young Man^lmane, Would Uke to
Join Force.
The tenants in the apartment housr at No. 431
Park-aye. last evening noticed a well dressed young
man wandering about the hallways of the house.
He said he lived there. Then they sent for the
police. To Patrolman Burne.3, of the East Cilsf-flt.
station, the young man said that he had been ex
pecting the polfeo to come, as he was soon to Join
the force.
Burnes told him that if he intended to become a
policeman he had better report at the station. He
went wiUingly. There the man said: "I am God
and McAdoo has sent for me to reform the force."
In hla pocket was found an invitation addressed
to A. 8. RothfeJd, No. 163 West 72d-6t. He was
taken to Bellevue aa an ln««ane patient. The police
sent to the address found in tho man's pocket and
discovered that that waa his name and that he
lived there.
Borne time later Dr. M. K. Robert Seller, who
runs a sanatorium at Dumont Park, N. J., arrived
at the station. He said the young man was the
son of a wealthy family. He declared Rothfeld
had escaped from the family some time In the day.
TRAIN RUNS DOWN THIEF.
Deputy Attorney Captures Negro Who Stole
Dress Suit.
Had It not been for his fleetness of foot Arthur
C. Train, Deputy Assistant District Attorney, who
lives at No. 28 West 47th-st., would have been
obliged to stay home from a dinner to which he
was invited Saturday night. While he waa at
luncheon In his home on Saturday a bold negro.
Montgomery Gibson, who said that he lived at No.
214 West 36th-st., walked into the house with a
large laundry bag- on his arm, and, proceeding- up
stairs In a businesslike way, entered a bedroom,
and, flndlntr Mr. Train's wardrobe laid out, picked
cut the choicest articles of apparel and stuffed
them Into his bag.
Edward Crump, a butler in the household, saw
Gibson enter, but, observing- the bag- on his arm,
concluded that he was a laundryman and made
no attempt to stop him. When he saw the man go
out fifteen minutes later with a cane protruding
from the bag. it occurred to him as strange Mr.
Train should wish to have his gold, headed cane
laundered, and, rushing into the dining room,
summoned the lord of the household to jfive chase.
The usually difrnlfled District Attorney and his
servaiit took after the man, and, after a chase
down ?"th-Bt. and 7th-ave., finally landed him In a
hallway near 45th-st. The man had dropped hie
bag In the mean time, and Crump picked it up
and carried it along with him. thus aiving his
master a handicap and letting him in first at th*
Bicycle Policemen Geiderman, of the West 47th
6t. station, who was rld'ng down 7lh-ave. at the
time joined ir. the race, and raached the scene of
action in time to place Gibson und*r arrest. Mr.
Train then hailed a cab and the three men, with
their prisoner, proceeded to the "West 47th-st. sta
tion, where a charge of robbery was made against
Gibson In tho lavndiy bag were found two over
coats two pairs of gloves, a silk hat, a cane and
some other articles of wearing appaiel, with two
umbrellas stuffed on top of aIL On returning to
his home Mr. Train found that a maid had been
eolng upstair? wid the two umbrellas in her band
at the time that Gibson wrs making hi* exit and
that he grabbed the umbrellas from her nand and
etuffed them In his bag-.
Gibson was arraigned in the West Side court
yesterday morning, and when asked what he had
to cay said: "Your honor I am not guilty. My
mother will pay my fine." He was held by Magis
trate Moss in W. 500 ball for trial.
Mr Train was not present, but Crump and Police
man Geiderman were on nand to make a com
plaint. .
EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM.
Students' Work from Rome Shown for the
First Time.
The thousands that rlslted the Metropolitan Mu
seum of Art yesterday were able to Inspect, for the
first time, a retrospective exhibition of the work of
the students in architecture, sculpture and paint
ing, belonging to the American Academy In Rome,
to which— as exclusively announced In The Tribune
yesterday- James Stlllman contributed UOO,OOO, J. P.
Morgan. H»-nry Walters, W. K. Vanderbllt and
Henry L. Hlgginson each having subscribed a like
turn, toward a fund of H. 000,000. to be raised for the
maintenance of a permanent home of the Academy
at Rohm. A sixth contribution, it is understood
will soon be made in the name of Columbia Unl
verslty.
Th© exhibits, which will be displayed at the Mu
seum daily until April I, inclusive. Include these
bronzes by Macneli: "The Sun Vow," "Primitive
Chant," "Great Saint," "The Mogul Prayer for
Rain" and "The Return of the Snakes, " and a
bronze figure by Keck. "The Lacrosse Player.''
Will S. Aldrich exhibits a plan of the state bath
at Caracalla, the loggia of the Villa Madama at
Rome, the Parthenon, north elevation, and Hadri
an's villa near Tivoii, Piasza d'Oro. The other
artists represented include Boynton. Magonlgle
Pope, Cowell, Ash. Schwartz and Pennell.
NEWYORK DAILY TRIBUNE. &OSGO3Y. MARCH 21. 1905.
BACK AFTER FOUR YEARS.
Boy Who Disappeared With en
Aunt Comes Home.
Chicago, March 36.— Frank Rogers, who disap
peared from his home In Evanston four years ago
with his aunt. Miss Florence Ely, returned to-day.
Young Rogers stated to-night that, since leaving
Chicago he had been working in Buffalo and New-
York City. The police and others for a long time
worked, on the case as a kidnapping mystery. The
boy denies that he has be*n with his aunt.
When he disappeared from his home in July.
1901, his aunt, Miss Ely, who had lived with young
Rogers's parents, also disappeared, since which time
no trace of either the boy or the woman had been
found. The boy had been the pet of his aunt ever
since he was a baby. So close was this friendship
that Miss Ely pould scarcely allow the boy to be
out of her sight. The affection waa returned by
young Rogers, and in order to break up the at
tachment Mrs. Rogers decided to send her son
away to school and told Miss Ely of the plan. On
July 13, 1901, the boy and his aunt left the Rogers
home, she for a walk, he to go to a picnic. They
did not return, and what has become of Miss Ely
is still a mystery.
When the boy returned to Evanston to-day In
search of his parents he found strangers living In
his former home. He then went to the home of an
uncle and later found his parents. After being
with his son for some time the father refused to
make any statement concerning the strange disap
pearance. Mr. Rogers said that a statement wou a
be made by him to-morrow.
The boy was reticent concerning his whereabouts
since his disappearance tour years ago. He de
nied that ho left Evanston in company with nis
aunt and said that he had not known of her dis
appearance until he read It In the newspapers. Ine
boy declares that he has been in New-York and
Buffalo ever since leaving Chicago. He has been
working in restaurants, according to his story, and
has never heard from Miss Ely since he left Evans
ton.
REPLIES TO SULLIVAN.
Swanrtrom Answers 'Arguments
Against Connecting Railroad.
J. Edward Swanstrom. president of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Reform league, said yesterday that
the chairman of the aldermanlc committee to which
the franchise of the Connecting Railroad was re
ferred in June last had an apparently imperfect
understanding of certain facts of importance In the
present situation. The bills now at Albany, trans
ferring the control of franchises to the Board of
Estimate, had been put forward on the theory that
the aldermen could not be depended upon to handle
these affairs with real regard for the city's welfare.
The experience of the Connecting Railroad had
been urged as typical. Mr. Swanstrom said:
Mr. Sullivan says that he has "two dozen" letters
from Brooklyn people objecting to the granting of a
franchise that will permit a steam road to run
"through the heart" of Brooklyn. No letters of the
eort, I am told, are on the files of his committee.
If they have been addressed to him, personally, he
.at least has not published the names it the writers,
or by this time may have satisfied hh.iself that they
were written by persons not well Informed. It Is
not proposed to open any new route at all through.
Brooklyn Borough.
Mr. Sullivan states as another reason for his
committee's delay that he has discovered that the
franchise is perpetual In form. Instead of limiting
the rights it confers to a term of years. It seems
not unlikely that he haa confused in hi* mind the
provisions of law governing the use of street sur
faces for ordinary street railway purposes. Ho
must recall that no great trunk line or any part of
it Is ever built \inder any other man a perpetual
franchise; certainly not in the neighborhood of
New- York. The franchise for the Pennsylvania
tunnel, another section of this same system, is per
petual, and was granted only a year ago. The
rights for the East River crossing: of the connect
ing road itself are perpetual.
Mr. Sullivan has made one other point— that as
this Is a steam road. It is apt to be objectionable
for that reason. The entire I*ong Island system
operates under steam, but It Is well known that
electricity is to be substituted throughout the
western terminal section as rapidly as possible.
Under its franchise the connecting road might use
either steam or electricity.
One is bound to agree with Justice Dickey that
the excuses for delay In this very conspicuous case
are "fanciful, pretended and have no merit." There
has been no more striking Instance of the un
wisdom of leaving in the hands of the aldermen
the control of the city's purely business affairs
Tho lo?s to the city already involved In the post
ponement, for "fanciful" reasons, of an improve
ment involving a local expenditure of J20.000.000 and
designed to develop for manufacturing outlying
sections of territory now cut off from the rest or
the continent by broad tidal streams, must of
necessity be vory great.
BARBERS PREPARE PROTEST.
James E. March Will Lead Delegation to Al
bany Against Lioense Bill.
A Utle knot of Italian barbers, noisy and much
in earnest, gathered In the Teutonla Assembly
rooms last night to protest against a measure now
pending at Albany which, If passed, would con
demn all barbers to renew their licenses each year
and to pay for that privilege (1. The wielders of
the razor declared that they did not object so
much to the fee as to the discrimination between
them and physicians, lawyers and other profes
sional men who could obtain one license and let
that end the bother.
In varied Italian the barbers last night argued
against the measure. The arguments presented
were unanswerable— principally because at no time
were fewer than six arguments poured In on the
president of the meeting simultaneously. The fol
lowing series of resolutions was drawn up:
To His Excellency Frank W. Higrgins, the Gov
ernor.
Dear Sir: The following Italian barbers' organi
zations, tho Italian Benevolent Barbers' Asso
ciation, the Master Barbers' Association, Local
No. S3, the Master Barbers' Association. Local
No. 36, and the Italian Barbers' Political
League, tho Journeymen Barbers' Union. Locals
No. 1, No. 2 and No. S. assembled in mass
meeting March 26, 1906, adopted the following
resolutions, which we respectfully submit to your
excellency, and pray that the amendment to Chap
ter €32, the Barbers' law, 1908, imposing' au annual
tax of $1 to each barber in this State. We re
spectfully protest against this same becoming a
law, on tho ground that for tho last two yours no
Improvement has been accomplished aa to sani
tary conditions provided in the original law. and
would be unjust to tax the poor, humble class of
barbers In this State, who unfortuna; .y have to
work fourteen hours a day at a very lo's remunera
tion.
The barbers expect to have, a hearing on the
measure next week. Port Warden James E.
March will head a committee of his fellow country
men who will jtfurney to Albany to nght the bill.
MAKES SUICIDE DOUBLY SURE.
Man Hangs Himself From Gas Pipe and
Fires Shot Into Temple.
Jens Petersen, a dealer In watches find jewelry
at No. 199 Putnam-ave.. Brooklyn, becoming
despondent through business reverses, committed
suicide last night on the fourth floor of the apart
ment house. No. 472 7th-ave.. Brooklyn. To make
sure that ho would not fail In his attempt to tako
his life, Petersen stood" In a bath tub, fastened a
rope to the gas pipe overhead, put his head
through the noose, and at the same time, it Is sup
posed, threw the weight of his body on it. then
Shot himself In th« left temple. Those in the house
rushed to the bathroom, only to find Petersen
dead. He was tWPty seven years old.
WORK ON THE HIPPODROME.
Expects to Open in a Week — Four More
Elephants Arrive.
Four more elephants, whioh are to appear at the
Hippodrome, were taken yesterday from their sta.
blea to their new home in Manhattan.
In tho new 6th-avo. building, oi.ly tho work of
rigging tho apparatus which is to shift the scenery
by >elertriclty was dono yesterday, and there was
n u' lnt .t rfe rre.neeT e . nce on the part ot thf ' Police. It Is said
that the Hippodrome will 1* thrown open a week
from _Jo-day. ■ w
TOKAJI WANTS GOVERNMENT JOB.
Bela Tokajl. president of the German American
League of Brooklyn, is seeking appointment as
Naval Officer of the Port of New-York. He has
the indorsement among others, of Congressmen
KiswTd a^ 2%bk*^£F®B2
ACCEPTB CALL TO CHICAGO CHURCH.
Newport. R. 1., March 2€.— At the morning service
at St. George's Protestant Episcopal Church, to
day, the rector, the Rev. CHlbcrt W. Laidlaw, an
nounced that he had accepted a call to the as
sistant rectorship of St. Luke's Church. Chicago,
sjid would assume his new duties sunn after Eant«r
Mr. Laidlaw who recently caused muoh comment
by Us attacks on the honeaty of the legislature
has been rector' of Bt George'n for hve y?ara and
his resignation .came as a surprise to the congre-
.BRIDEGROOM IN CELL.
I! ride's Mother Makes Abduction
Charge— Check Forgery Alleged.
Edward W. Stewart, thirty-two years old, who
came from Ottawa recently to go into the whole
sale ink business, has been staying at the Clar
endon Hotel, Brooklyn. He haa been acting as
a confidential agent for Miss Caroline Johnson,
who lives at No. 207 dlnton-st.. Brooklyn, with
her sister, Mrs. Sylvester Oildersleeve, the widow
of a wealthy lumber merchant. He made the ac
quaintance there of Miss Madeline Glldersleeve,
sixteen years old. the daughter of Mrs. Gilder
sleeve. Her mother objected to Mr. Stewart's
attentions to the girl.
The girl Raid she was going for a walk yes
terday morning, and when she did not return
at night her mother went to the Adams-st. sta
tion. Later Miss Johnson went to the Butler
st. station to make inquiries.
Sergeant Lebers, of the latter station, learned
that Stewart had married Miss Gildersleeve at
9:30 o'clock last evening at the home of William
S. Taggart, East 3d-st. and Avenue C, Flatbush.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr.
Lloyd, of the Reformed Church. The sergeant
reached the house an hour after the ceremony
and placed Stewart under arrest on a charge
of abduction, preferred by the girl's mother.
Mrs. Gildersleeve objected to the marriage on
account of the girl's youth. Stewart was locked
up In. the But!er-st. station. The girl refused
to leave the house.
In the station T. J. Assit. a builder, charged
Stewart with passing a worthless check for $100,
drawn on the Union Bank, where he, Stewart,
had no account.
HOPPER MUST EXPLAIN.
Aheam Will Ask Him to 'Account
for Falling Buildings.
Isaac A. Hopper, Superintendent of Buildings In
Manhattan, returned to the city yesterday after
noon from Florida and had a talk with Borough
President Ahearn. Later he had nothing to say to
newspaper men about the recent collapse of unfin
ished buildings In Harlem. He will be at his office
this morning, and in the afternoon will have a
talk with Mr. Ahearn at the City Hail. He has
no thought of resigning office. Judging from what
was said by his close friends, who talked with
him last evening.
Mr. Ahearn said last evening that he would ask
Mr. Hopper for an explanation after he received
the report of the committee he recently appointed
to Investigate the collapse of new buildings. "I
expect to receive the report fci a few days," Mr.
Aheurn said, "and I will serve a copy of it on Mr.
Hopper and ask for any explanations he may see
fit to make, I appointed him and of course I have
pow»»r to remove him if there is reason for his
removal, but I shall first wait for the report of my
committee and then for Mr. Hopper's explana
tions."
"Do you consider the orders which you caused to
be revoked any grounds for removal?" Mr. Aheam
was asked.
"The only grounds I have In view now are those
which might be based on the recent collapse of
buildings. " was tho reply. "Those regarding the
patent flange for water fixtures in buildings, the
smoke test for plumbing and the elevator clutch
were revoked by my order after Mr. Hopper had
given a hearing on them. I called him back from
Florida to give the hearings, and he had heard
testimony before he was summoned again to the
bedside of his sick wife in Florida. I have made
it clear that those orders were revoked for good,
and those matters are disposed of. not to come up
again while lam In office. As to the collapse of
buildings, however, I want to make sure that If
there was any negligence or fault in the Buildings
Bureau, there shall be punishment, and I want to
see that It Is not possible to erect buildings in this
borough in future and have them tumble down be
fore they are completed."
CAB RUNS OVER WOMAN.
Mother and Daughter, Occupants,
Hasten to Her Aid.
Mrs. Mary Richards, of No. 8 West 97th-st, was
knocked down and run over by a horse and cab in
Central Park yesterday. Mrs. John Hall, of No. K9
sth-ave.. and her daughter, Miss Martha J. Hall,
were In the hansom.
The acdlJent occurred on the East Drive, near
flOth-st. Mrs. Richards attempted to cross the
drive. As phe stepped from, behind a northbound
carriage she was knocked down by the hansom,
whioh was going south. Peter Arall, of No. 226
West 68th-st., was driving.
Mrß. Hall and Miss Hall at once went to Mrs.
Richards, who had been carried from the road. Dr.
Goldsmith took Mrs. Richards to the Presbyterian
Hospital in the Park ambulance. At the hospital it
was said that she was only slightly injured.
MBS. CHADWICK'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
She Is Preparing It, and It Will Be Printed
in the "Original Style."
Cleveland. March 26.— 1n an interview to-day Mrs.
Chadwick announced that her autobiography was
in preparation, and would soon be given to the
public. Mrs. Chadwick said that she had received a
handsome offer from a well known publisher and
that the work would be. printed in ' the original
style," without alteration.
THOUSANDS VISIT BROCKTON.
Public Services Held at Several Churches
in Shoe City.
Brockton, Mass., March 26.— Thousands of people
to-da" visited the scene of last week's mill disaster.
The streetcars on all suburban routes were crowded
with those who early gathered about the ruins,
many remaining until after nightfall.
Further public services for the dead were held
to-day. The Odd Fellows conducted a largely at
tended memorial meeting In Canton Hall, and at
the Church of the Snored Heart there was a service
for the unidentified lead. At the regular services
in all the churches appeals for additions to the
relief fund wore made\
Arthur Clark, of Whitman, to-day Identified as
the property of his wife a comb, which is thought
to establish that Mrs. Clark's body was among
those burled as unknown.
INJURED ACTRESS IMPROVING.
Syracuse, N. V., March 26.— The condition of
Ethel Tillson. who was badly burned in her dress
ing room at a local theatre on Friday night, as a
result of her picture hat coming In contact with a
gas Jet. Is somewhat improved to-night, although
Fhe has slept but little since entering the hospital,
and her recovery is expected. Her face will prob
ably be slightly disfigured.
PASTOR CALLED TO WORCESTER.
Keene. N. H., March 26— Rev. Charles B.
Elder, for fifteen years pastor of the Unitarian
Church here, announced to-day his resignation, to
accept a call from the Church of the Unity,
Worcester, Mass.
HIGHLANDERS SHUT OUT PELICANS.
[OT TELEORAPI! TO THE TISIBIXK.]
New-OrJeans, March 36.— Highlanders, under
Griffith, again shut out the Pelicans to-day by the
narrow margin of 1 to 0, In one of the fastest and
prettiest games that a ball fan could have asked
for. There were about three thousand persons
present, and they rooted hard for the Pelicans, but
Putimunn. who pitched the whole game, bad the
home guard at his mercy.
The one run came in tho sixth Inning. Dougherty
landed safe on a fly hit to short right centre, and
Keeler came up to bunt, but changed his mind and
threw his bat at the ball, sending out a base hit to
short left. After Elberfold fouled out, Williams
who had been laid up with his ankle, but is all
right again, singled, fill, the bags. It was not a
long enough hit for Dougherty to chance scoring
Anderson laid the wood on a line drive to deep
centre, which was fielded, but Dougherty romped
home on the throw In.
Th« New-Yorkers left to-night for Jackson Miss
where they will play four games with the 'Delta
League Club, of that city.
CONBTELLATION TO ENTER RACE.
|BT TELBOIUPn TO THE TRIBUNE.]
Boston. March 26.— Francis Skinner, jr., of Bos
ton, haa decided to enter his famous yacht, the
Ctm.«t^mitli,n. In th» KWI races this spring. If he
finds that the requirements laid down l.y tin
are satisfactory. The Constellation was
formerly one. of the Hwiftest boats of her class, but
had almost pasaed beyond memory, when young
Skinner had Jjer entirely refitted to take his brld«
lorm*rly Mus Sadie Cary. on their honeymoon
Things Odd and Interesting.
MORMON ELDER MARRIES TUITUILAN.
Converting souls In far away Samoa, young Elder
Hawley. of Salt Lake- City, lost his heart, and
while Mormonism was gaining one devotee Cupid
gained two. As a result, when the youthful mis
sionary recently returned from the island of Tui
tulla, ho was accompanied by a native bride, a
belle of Savuii. „
Laulauoi her name wan-Mrs. Gilbert Hawley It
Is now. Only eighteen years old she Is. " In close
contact with the Western invaders for only a few
years, and yet possessed of more learning than
many of her white sisters whose schooldays began
when I/auluuol was still toddling about in Savatl
thinking as little South Sea Islanders think.
HUMAN HAND FOUND IN TREE.
Orange, Tex.. March 26.— C. F. PannewUz, man
ager of the Orange Lumber Company mill here, has
Interested quite a number of callers at his office
with a freak of nature altogether different from
the ordinary. It is a growth of wood resembling
a human hand, the four fingers and the thumb be
ing extended. It has the appearance and marks of
a hand enough for one to distinguish the fact that
it is a right hand, with knuckles, tendons and
muscles plainly traceable. The article was cut
from a red elm sapling In the north portion of
Calcasieu Parish about a year ago.

GOOSE THAT LAID THE LARGEST EGG.
North Attleboro, Mass.. March 28.— Preston D.
White's African goose has laid an egg that Is the
biggest ever seen here. It measures 11% inches
around the greatest circumference and 10 inches
around the shortest. The egg weighs 13 ounces.
The bird is 2% feet high, measures 5 feet 3
inches from tip to tip and weighs nineteen pounds.
This beats the ambitious New-Hampshire hen that
recently laid an egg 1 BVi inches in circumference,
but then, more must be expected from a goose.
Next!
HUG COST SIX MONTHS ON ISLAND.
Rudolph Mailer. th« Rumanian civil engineer
who, as told in yesterday's Tribune, seised Miss
Gladys Chapman, on actress, as she was passing
him in the street and huggad her, was yesterday
sentenced to six months on the Island for disorderly
conduct.
NOTES AXD JOTTINGS GATHERED ABOUT TOWS.
Judge Royal A. Ounnlson, of tho First Division
of the Federal District of Alaska, at Juneau. is
staying at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Judge Gunnl
son went to Alaska in December last to relieve his
predecessor and clear up pending cases. He was
on the bench at the Alaskan capital through the
month of January, and came home to Binghamton
to adjust his personal affairs preliminary to a more
permanent establishment at his post.
"Of course." said the judge, "I had only time.
apart from my official duties, to get a glimpse at a
very small section of the country. I was im
pressed, however, by what I saw. and what one
may learn by contact with the people up there, of
the possibilities of Alaska and wish the people of
the East might come to better understand and
more fully appreciate the resources of the country
and what is being done for its development."
James P. Cummings, the American contractor for
the construction of the electrical conduit or sub
way In St. Petersburg, arrived on the St. Louis.
"Of the thirty-four miles of subway we contracted
to build," said Mr. Cummings. "eighteen miles have
been completed, and we shall build two or three
miles this year, but the balance will go over until
next year. The disposition is to postpone. the con
struction of public works of every sort until next
year, and it is the prevailing belief that when peace
comes there will be a boom In every line of busi
ness."
Both wore the buttons that betokened member
ship in patriotic orders — one had served as an offi
cer in the Civil War and the other had been
honored with a commission in the Spanish-Amer
ican conflict; the older man had been a New-
Yorker forty years and the younger only two years.
They met at a restaurant table and were soon in
conversation.
"I like the freer method of th* Weat." admitted
the older man, "where you come to know your
vls-a-vis and the fellow who sits next to you. both
left and right, at a dinner party, but In Nt-w-York
the reserve that may soem chilling to a stranger is
the reserve of self-protection. People come to the
metropolis from everywhere and go no one knows
where, so it becomes a habit to be restrained in
manner toward the stranger. It Is easier to avoid
making an undesirable acquaintance than it is to
shake one after he gets a place on your list. 'An
ounce of prevention is better than a pound of
cure.' "
Senator William M. Stewart, of Nevada, says
Washington is no place for a "has been." and that
the end of a public service at the capital which be
gan more than forty years ago marks his return to
the field of his earlier activities, amid the mineral
development of Nevada. "Actuated." said he a
few evenings ago at the Waldorf, "by my observa
tion of extravagances that characterize the social
life In Washington, I would if I were President
prescribe the dresa In which women might appear
at White House receptions. It would be of plain
and Inexpensive material, and enough of it to
reach to the neck of the wearer. I would inculcate
modesty as the revival of a disappearing virtue,
and make It possible for any honest and respect
able, woman to be acceptably garbed. One of our
perils is the ostentation and show which only
make life miserable for those who cannot keep up
the pace: it prompts the conditions which render
wholesome home life impossible."
John W. Kern, of Indiana, was at the Hoffman
House for a few days recently— his first visit to
Now- York since the national campaign ended.
"Roosevelt," said he, "suits Indiana Democrats
pretty well. That he would be elected was clearly
foreshadowed, and but for Mr. Bryan's visit to the
State Indiana's plurality against Parker would
have been 300.000, Instead of 90,000. It was his
work that brought tho dissatisfied Democrats Into
line. Bryan's followers are all there Is of the
Democratic party west of the Allegheny Moun
tains." Speaking of the designation of Harry New
as vice-chairman of the Republican National Com
mittee. Mr. Kern said: "The new chairman Is
popular at home. He is a good mixer, and since
Indianapolis is the home of the heads of both the
national committees, it is notable that they are
good friends, though opposing partisans."
"Did you ever note," said the Observant Man,
"how some purchasers of articles of personal at
tire are governed in their choice by the price
rather than either the comfort or appearance of
the article? I waa In a Broadway shoe store with
a fastidious friend a few days ago while he select
ed his footgear. Nothing was said about the price,
merely the sire and style of the shoe were men
tioned. Several pairs were inspected, and finally
one which had been tried on presented a perfect
fit, and both ray friend and myself agreed that
the shoes were admirable in appearance. 'How
much?" was asked. 'Three dollars and fifty cents,'
was the answer. 'I don't want the shoes,' waa my
friend's rejoinder, without an instant's hesitation.
I never." he added, 'pay less than 17 for my
shoes.' "
"Women (ire strange creatures." remarked a man
yesterday In the corridor of a hotel. "Not long
ago I went into one of the large department stores
to get a postage stamp. Before the window, block
ing it against all comers, was a young woman.
"The clerk was handing her an application blank
for a money order.
" 'How do I make It out?' she a.«k<*d.
"The clerk explained. After he had finished
she Innocently asked a string- of questions: *Do I
write down the amount? And do I put in my
uamo? Where do I put it?'
"Again the clerk patiently went over the blank
with her.
" 'This Is the first time I ever sent on* of these.'
she exclaimed when she finally handed In the
blank, minus initials.
"Having received tho blue order and the white
receipt slip, she asked, "L>j I send them both?*
• 'The blue one." the clerk replied.
" 'Oh, the blue one,' she echoed.
"Thi; line waiting for her lengthened. Thos«' com
prising it. however, watched with an Interest that
almost overcame their impatience while she un
rolled from a piece of wrapping paper and care
fully straightened out five $1 bills. She handed
them to the clerk and waited for her change. As
he pushed it out to her she started to lay the mult
down on the pen she had Just use!
•' 'There is a pen. thore!' the clerk exclaimed.
•' "1b it suf<* to s*nd this In an (envelope?" she
asked.
"A glajts partition merrifMlly prevented the clerk
from hearing this quest
The fellow who had frequently - succumbed to
stage fright, when called on for an after-dinner
speech, hit on an expedient that would get him
past the first plunge and keep him on his feet until
he could get a measure of confidence In himself.
He was determined to make the break, so one even
ing recently at a dinner party he put his ccheme
Into operation. Upon being called for ■ speech he
arose and said: "I had n bet with a friend before
coming hern to-night that 1 could simulate a case
or stag.- fright so accurately that It would go for
the real thing . ' His nervousness was so obvious
while he stated the terms of the bet that a »houi
went up around the board: "You win! You win!"
This Indelicate compliment conquered his diffidence
and he proceeded to make a speech-hls first, but
WHEN CASTRO COMES.
When Castro and his army and h.» ship *f bXac!c
marine*
Come sailing up the Caribbean and land at Ncr
Orleans.
We'll all forget th* Russians who are running traia
the Jap.-..
And do a little sprinting on our own behalf, per
hap«; ■■; ■.*.'
And we'll hear the muskets roar.
For he's out for scalps and gore.
Is fire-eating Castro and his ar-m-ee!
There Is sure to be excitement if he fires off a ran,
And marches up through Dixie all the way to
Washington:
'.Much better than a circus just to see his army pass
And watch the coppers grab them Just for walking
on the grass.
But they're sure to offer fight.
Muddy up their suits of white.
Will fire-eating Castro and his ar-m-ee!
We would like to see bold Castro when he start}
to take the town. ;*. -.
With his army full of red men and the others black
and brown.
"Surrender:" he will thunder. In his Spanish plrat*
tone;
"Dee-lighted!" answers Teddy, through a tea-foot
megaphone.
And a passing, cowboy scout
Will put all the crowd to rout-
Scare off fire-eating Castro and his ar-m-ee!
But we hope they won't detain him when be get 3
to Washington, _ "■"lil
But send him with his army up to Gotham on th*
For he'd' make a fine attraction down at good ol!
With his army" in a sideshow fighting every Ml
while
And the "Ballyhoo" will cry:
"Just a dime, boys! Don t pass by-
See fire-eating Castro a-».£y^n^MANX.
WILD GEESE FLYING NORTH.
Inhabitants of the south side- of Long Island dur
ing the last f«w days have witnessed a most curi
ous and interesting sight. Thousands of wild gees*
have flown across the island on their regular mi
gration northward. For hours at a timej there has
been a spectacle of a long line of the great birds
against the sky. During the night their «£« has
increased, and the air has been full of the sound
of their sonorous honking.
It was a good one. The lc» has been broken and he
will balk no more.
"Did you ever notice." said a man who has lived
In New-York for nearly twenty-Sve years, and
whose acquaintance incident to his business is sec
ond in extent to none, "how one who has urgent
need to meet a friend on the street will wander
along, block after block, and see only unfamiliar
faces? One day, more than a dozen years ago, !
boarded a car in front of the Astor House to come
up to Madison Square. I had gone down a WtOm
while before, and. having changed my vest and left
my pocketbeok behind, my finances were limited
to a nickel* that paid my going- fare, and half a
dollar as a reserve fund. I mad» a purchase
amounting to hall' of that amount, and it was only
as I was offering the car conductor the single coin
the quarter I had taken as my change, that I eatr
it was a bogus, pewter piece. I simply quit Uta
ear, and started down Broadway, meaning to elate
my case to the first acquaintance I met of tits
thousands I know In New- York, and I walked rail!
I reached the old New- York Hotel before I saw a
face I had ever seen before. There I met a mau I
saw every day In the hotel that waa my heme He
gladly handed me a quarter, and was obviously
happy to do me the favor. Though, as I have said.
I was accustomed to see him every day. and that
was years ago, I have never seen hi:. since."
That "the ruling passion is strong In death" has
often been attested, and that the passion of th»
sportive colored citizen turns easily to thoughts of
4-11-44 and other talismanlc combinations of num
bers Is often made equally clear. The incident In
point was enacted In a 33d-st. office one day re
cently. The cashier sent a colored boy. with cash
and bankbook, to the proprietor to be audited be
fore the money should go to the bank for deposit.
Upon his return the cashier note.i the absence of
the deposit slip, and directed the boy to return and
get it. He went, as directed, but bred momentary
confusion by asking the proprietor for "the policy
"The Man of Blessed Memory." Mali » well
known author in a lobby chat at the Waldorf a few
days ago, "is the. one who has the though:
and delicacy to extricate you from an embarraasbyr
situation and make you feel that he la truly glad
to have had the opportunity. Accompanied by my
wife and another woman I boarded a Broadway
ear one night after the theatre, and when the
conductor came around I had nothing less than
a $20 bill with which to pay the three fares.
That the conductor declined to char.cc. and I of
fered him four elevated railroad tickets in the hope
that he could fee some way to accept them and
help me out, but he said they would be of no use to
him. My position was an awkward one. and Just
at that particularly unhappy moment a gentleman
who saw my dilemma said. "Let me -i;' you out.'
and without giving me a chance- to demur he pa; I
the fares. I asked for his name, with the thought of
reimbursing him later, but he said. 'Never mind.'
I had been stung- to the quick by the unfeeling re
mark of another uncharitable passenger whom 1
overheard observe. That's an old dodge.* I was
therefore all the more grateful to my strange b«n
efactor. and told him that I would be glad t >
know one who had been so considerate of my pm
barrasement and so kind in his helpfulness. TUI
form of appeal reached him and h<> sjbv* me his
card. It pleased me at the first opportunity to writ*
to the address he famished and thank him, not
merely for what he did. but for the quiet ml ,in
ostentatious wav he did it. His conduct had boon
in striking contrast with that of the fellow who
did me the injustice of Imagining- I was trying to
beat the fare."
"There are two sides to the tipping system." eaU
a mild mannered waiter in a restauraru w.-.ere
popular prices prevail. "If an experience. I w
man old enough to have a family t<> support— w->r-»
dependent solely upon the wages paid by even th*
most generous among restaurant proprietor?. '.'.
would bo Impossible to support the family; h
would be compelled to quit the business, and s.i
abandon the field to the younger fellows, ir.
whom are unskilled In the art of service — the sort
of service that makes tho dinor-out feel ;,
and enjoy his meal. Out of one hundred eji
that I serve on an average dally, not more t'r
In five leaves anything beside the plate, and is
custom seems to have fixed the nickel coin as Un
usual tip in this particular place, with an eessMleaMl
dime as the exception. I pick up from H »• ■
day. ThU amount, added to my wages, givra me a
living; so you can understand why tho w
very naturally Influenced In the quality of
vice In favor of the man who helps him t
both ends meet."
The neglected statue of "Sunset" Cox. stilted en
blocks and rollers In the centre of Astor Place.
midway between two big subway kiosks, is the ral
lying: point on rainless afternoons of a battalion of
boys that might worthily engage- the studious at
tention of the sociologist, if not of the police.
Many of them, wearing "newsy" badges ana most
of them under a dozen years of age. are self-initi
ated members of a gamblers* kindergarten, and
some evince the energy and efficiency of gradu
ates of the guild. Enthusiastic and all absorbing
Interest extends to the throng of idling youngsters,
who watch the play when they lack the price of
participation. "Craps." with marbles or pennies
as the stake, is the popular game, and as a. close
second In favor the hitherto harmless pastime of
spinning the top has become a game of chance.
The owners of tops who wo.ul«l hazard the pennies
earned as profits on their "rapes" lay them in the
centre of a square defined on the sidewalk, and 13
throwing the top for a spin, aim to hit the pennies
and knock them out of the protected zone within
the Indicated boundaries. To succeed is to via.
and to win or lose is to sink deeper Into the *oul
of the youth the gaming spirit that may mark and
mar his manhood. And yet. full as the Industry
seems to be of baneful possibilities. It is allowed to
flourish.
SCOTT'S EMULSION
Scott's Kmulsion
Scott's Kmulsion
Scott's Emulsion
Scott's Emulsion
Scott's Emulsion
— the old story, told times without
number and repeated over and over
again for the last thirty years. But
it's always a welcome story to those
in need of strength* and health.
There's nothing in Ihe world that
wasting tii quickly as
Scott's Kmulsion.
■COTT * BOWNE. «M» Pmil 9tr«««. New Tork.

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