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WENDEL EVIDEIS T CE IN.
JJQVOIi SOLD IN ARMORY.
"Defence Calls No Witnesses— To
Review Case in Albany.
The inquiry Into the case of Captain Louis
Wendet. commanding the Ist Battery " the Na
tional Guard of New York, who is charged
■with graft and extortion in the administration
cf his command, was resumed yesterday. After
a large number of witnesses, some of whom had
been formerly connected with the battery, either
j?s laborers or members, and some of whom were
etill connected "with It. had testified to the sale
cf liquor in the armory, to the stabling of out-
Bide horses there and to the payment of a. per
centage of wages to the captain, the prosecution
rested. No witnesses were called by the de
fence, and after Colonel Alexander Bacon, coun
sel for Captain Wendel. bad delivered a speech
Jn which he said the present inquiry was the re
sult of an Infamous. conspiracy the case was ad
journed. Eubjoct to the call of General Lloyd,
president of the court. General Lloyd said that
the evidence presented would be considered In
Albany.
Second Lieutenant Nickel of the batten , who
m the first witness called, said he had seen
liquor sold in the armory In what was known as
the kitchen, upstairs. He said that the last time
he had talked to Captain Wende] the latter had
laid him that Edward Martini, the former as-
Pistant engineer at the armory, who testified
yesterday against the captain, would never pet
a Job if he could help It. On cross-examination
Nickel paid that he had heard rumors that he
was to succeed Captain Wendel. but had tried to
rflenee them, and had even at one time handed
in his resignation, which Captain Wendel had
refused to accept. As for the so-called indigna
tion meetings which he paid had been held at
his house in Palisade. N. J.. at which affairs of
the battery had been discussed. Nickel said they
•were Informal gatherings and were unpremedi
tated.
Mr. Bacon asked the witness why he, a lieu
tenant, had invited to his house laborers and
army employes if It had not been for the purpose
of hostile action against Captain Wendel. and
Nickel replied: "I Invited all the boys. Lieu
tenant Louis wenflel. Jr.. came over once."
Lieutenant Nickel said, further, that he had
been approached by one, Klngleman. who had
offered him a bribe to leave the city. He ai.=o
paid that Martini's mother had asked him to
take her Fen over to his home in New Jersey, as
■he v as afraid he would be kidnapped.
tATS WENDEL GOT RECEIPTS
Sergeant George Maschke. the next witness,
«aid he had served liquor at entertainments in
the armory in the capacity of commissary ser
gear.t, acting as cashier on several occasions.
Twice, ha said, ho had handed the receipts to
Fergeant Jansen, end on two other occasions
had given the money personally to Captain
« Wendel. He didn't know what the money was
ttF.ed for nor who had bought the liquor. One
of the waiters whom he had seen serving the
members of the battery, he paid, was named
Cohen, and came from Wendel'a hoteL
Maschke thought that the hostlers In tho ar
r-sory and not Martini had started the trouble for
Captain Wendel. He added that he had heard of
en offer cf Wendel to get Martini a position
after the latter had been discharged from the
batten*. In continuing, he said that on the day
he went down to the District Attorney's office
c policeman told him that he could get any
amount of money if he would get out of the city.
\ Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Blunt Thurston.
/ inspector of small arms practice, N. G. N. T..
•was called to the stand and said that Richard
Zimmerman, janitor of the armory, had called
en him two years ago, complaining that he had
been paying over to Captain Wendel part of his
ealary. and had been discharged when he re
fused to do so longer. Colonel Thurston de
clared that Zimmerman also told him that he
had been collecting from Anton Trail and Jacob
Johannes, the latter a saloonkeeper, and had
been turning over the cash to Captain Wendel.
"Trail and Johannes denied to me that they
had ever paid any money to Zimmerman." eald
Colonel Thurston. "I questioned Zimmerman
further, and esked him if he had delivered the
last month's money he had collected to Captain
Wendel. He replied that he had kept that
money himself. I thereupon reported the nat
ter to headquarter.". I aftei^vard learned that
Captain Wendel had discharged Zimmerman for
nis apparent dishonesty."
When Captain Wendel was told of this,
Colonel Thurston said that he told him that
'when he received money from the city for the
payment of employes in the armory he sent a
man to the bank with the money, and did not
handle the cash himself.
WOMAN GAVE TIT*.
Colonel Thurston said he received an anony
mous letter last fall. In a feminine hand writing,
telling him that employes in the armory were
being obliged to rent houses from Captain Wen
del at ?S0 a month if they wanted to hold their
positions. He wrote to Captain Wendel, but re
ceived no reply. Later Major General Roe re
erived a similar anonymous letter.
Before retiring. Colonel Thur.«ton asked per
irisrfon to explain the report that he had kept
his horse in the armory. He said he kept his
horse In the armory with the provision that the
horse be used for battery purposes; that ha
paid for shoes for his horse and expenses of its
transportation when taken out for military duty
ether than battery -work.
The next witness was Sergeant Jansen, who
told how a partition in the armory had been
removed to Captain Wendel'a hotel and used
there as a lunch counter. He said that th»»
partition was brought back to the armory last
month, after the Investigation had been started.
It was further learned from the witness that
the city had been losing for some time, nt the
rate of 20 ■ enjs a day, on every horse stabled In
the armory, and that while there were exhibi
tions at Durland's Riding Academy, across the
street from the armory, as many as thirty or
forty horses of exhibitors were stabled In the
armory at th« rate of ?1 a day each. The wit
ness denied that there had been horse sales In
the armory.
William Ftnkelstein, a diamond merchant, and
Captain Martin Grimscart testified that each
had etabled horses In the armory at the rato of
60 cents a day.
Jacob Johannes, Jr., for some time Janitor of
the armory, said that from January, 1809, until
Ma- . 1903, he paid over to Captain Wendel, out
of his wages of $180 a month, $70 a month. In
that period, he said, he had paid over to Cap
tain Wend' ! $3,440. After ho had been dis
charged he wrote to Major General Roe. telling
kirn what had happened in the previous years,
end received In reply a letter from "Lieutenant
Colonel Wlngate, saying that nothing could be
Asm by headquarters at that t!mo.
FOUR RARE PAINTINGS BURNED.
Two Murillos. a Rubens and a West Lost in
Lyndenhurst Fire.
Philadelphia, Feb. 2.— Four rare paintings are
now abandoned as lost In the flre by those who
are re-sorting the art collection which was kept
at I>yndenhur.st. the country home of John
Wanamaker. destroyed by fro last Friday. The
paintings are "Our Lady of Madrid" »md "A
Nymph," by Murlllo; "Two Angels Holding a
Carland of Fruit." by Itubens, and "The
Saviour."' by Benjamin West.
It is probable that in adjusting the loss with
the .re Insurance companies :an arbitration
hoard of tho best known painters will be
created. , •
LABOR COMMITTEE'S WORK NEAR END.
The joint committee of officers. of the American
Federation of Labor pnd tie-legates of the Central
FWiTsted Union, which 'la meeting at the Hotel
Victoria to hear the oases of the unions affected
by tlie ultimatum of tho American Federation of
Labor that thry njti«t either l>ecome part "f the
}anrr organization, or be expelled, practically nn
ishPrt ail )!«; '•>--:'r::iz* yesterday. It Is expected to
rea<il> a decision io-day in the form ef reooro
inendationn i.s> to how these unions will Join the
Aaa«rloan Federation A Labor,
MUST GIVE TRANSFERS.
OPINION ON APPEAL.
Appellate Term Declares for Free
Return on Same Line.
The Appellate Term of the Supreme rourt, by
a vote of two to one, yesterday held that a pas
r on the New York City Railway was en
titled to a transfer carrying him to his destlna-
Bven though it wore on a car going- In an
opposite direction.
The opinions handed down wore In the case
of Peter C. Kelly against the New Yi>rk City
Railway Company to recover ?."»O penalty for the
alleged refusal of the company to give him a
I transfer north when ho bad been trav
elling south.
In the prevailing opinion Justices Gilder
sleeve and Amend reverse the ruling of the
lower court, which was In favor of the railway
company a".d sustain the proposition that the
law requires the company to furnish to a pas
senger a coritlnuoup\jlp between any two points
for one fare, but say that because of the great
Importance of the case they grant permission
to the railroad company to take an appeal from
their decision to the Appellate Division of the
Supreme Court.
Justice Mai-Lea n. In a long dissenting opinion,
that the Now York City Railway Com
pany should not be compelled to carry a passen
ger In opposite directions for one fare, as he be
this would be equivalent to giving a round
trip Journey for one 5-cent fare and might un
der Borne circumstances compel the company to
give what would really amount to a continuous
tide upon the receipt of one fare.
In affirming the ruling of the municipal court
Justices Justice Mac Lean says:
Passing by the fact that the statute mentions
merely a transfer for a single fare, and not tho
succession of transfers assumedly granted, it re
mains to note that the salient objection to the
extreme view of any two points If read In th<i
literal sense imputed to It by the appellant and
consorts. It is commonplace to say that the
Legislature of this commercial state, with lta
presumtlve knowledge of the incidents involved
and presumably purposing the consequence of
Its acts, hardly, for the sake of the relatively
rare person actually desiring for trade or pleas
ure, not f"f a penalty, to continue his or her
trip backward, would intend to exempt a-TTtlon
of the gr-at business of transporting passengers
ir. Its Incorporated cities and villages from the
i-arr'^r's control, to lay upon the carrier the
necessity of carrying passengers over extended
v. ith repeated stopovers at each inter
s< 'Ing- point for the compensation of a single
fare; or, for the payment of no fare at all, to
make compulsory conveyance of passengers upon
transfers obtained by subterfuge, and so to pro
moxe the abuses of illicit trading In transfers
and for the knocking down of fares, to expose
the surface railroads to almost open cheating by
• i passengers and traders and employes.
He. goes en to say that casual observation by
the unconcerned citizen, riding up and down
and -waiting at the points of intersection, shows
sufficiently that such abuses now existing would
be multiplied Indefinite';;.-. No evidence to con
tradict that offered by the railway company that
such abuses exist w-aa introduced.
In conclusion, the Justice says that if the
carrying companies are to forego some of their
legalized profits, these profits should go to the
benefit of the public through taxation or per
centage upon earnings, and not to pilfering pas
sengers or traitors or employes, and sustains
the contention and law p©lnt presented by coun
sel for the railway company.
A transfer was refused the appellant, accord -
Ing to his counFel. at Chambers rtreet and 'We??
Broadway. It would have enabled him to travel
north. He had got en a southbound car at
Bayard street and the Bowery.
The Municipal Court Justices have announced
that they will abide by the decision until it is
ro-er&ed by a higher court.
BAILEY WROTH AGAIN.
Senator Kept from Assaulting Mr.
Cache by Official.
[By Telegraph to The Tribun*.]
Austin. Tex.. Feb. 12.— Senator Bailey a.nd
Represei tative Cocke again were prevented from
coming to blows before the investigating com
mittee to-day. Cocke had asked for subpoenas
for witnesses, and said in explanation that J. P.
Bug-gs, of Pan Angela, Tex., held a $7,000
promissory note executed by Bailey. Bailey
sprang toward Cocke, calling him a liar three
times. A deputy sheriff stepped between them
and Bailey returned to his seat. It is reported
that 11. Clay Pierce will come, to Austin and
testify, braving tho reported indictment against
him here.
[By Th« Associated Trr-M ]
Austin. Tex., Feb. 12.— Declaring that "all this
prattle Is a 11«" and urging that the committee
interpose and "stop thee« insults." Senator
Bailey brought to a climax this afternoon an
exciting session of the legislative committee ap
pointed to investigate charges filed against him
by Representative Cocke. This was in* reply to
a request of Representative Cocke that addi
tional witnesses be summoned by which he
hoped to prove that Senator Bailey had bor
rowed $7,000 of J. D. Suggs, of Iron County.
When it was suggested that the committee
leave at once for St. Louis, where additional
testimony is to be. taken. Senator . Bailey pro
tested that he should not be compelled to "go
over the country as the principal In an Inves
tigation of this nature."
It also developed to-day that the committee
is averse to allowing testimony to appear In
the record before being censored by a majority
of the committee, assisted by Senator Bailey.
BOTANISTS OFF FOR THE BAHAMAS.
Dr. and Mrs. N. L. Britton Will Continue
Exploration of Islands.
N\ I* Britton, director of the New Tork
Botanical Garden, will leave Miami, Kla.. to-day
for Nassau. t.> continue his botanical explorations
iii the Bahama Island?. His wife, who 1b also an
accomplished botanist, nocornpanies him. It > p
her plan to give special attention to thn collection
of mosses and lichens. They will be Joined at
Nassau by Tn. Charles K. Mills-paugh, curator of
•• in tho Field Museum of Natural History In
, wlio palled from this city last week.
The party will cruise among "lie islands in a
schooner. They will Cr6t visit Etouthera Island,
and then will spend a week In con^tlngr down t 1 <*
ire of Eleuth'-ru. and touching at va
rious points. The Island contains the largest
amount of arable mill nml has extensive plantations
or pineapples. A large part of It has never b(^n
eenlored botanically. They will later visit the
of I,iu-" S.-in Salvador. About ;«. week will
be devoted to Cat Island, then !■> small Conception
Island, on which It is reportcii there are s>>:n< : In
teresting cacti to be found.
This Is Dr. Britten's fourth trip to the Bahama*.
The Islands already explored Include New lJrov(
dence. the Great Bahama, Abaco, Andre.* th«
B!ii::r.i islands. Rose Island, the Berry Islands the
Kxuma ''.iys. Crooked. A<-kin's, Fortune and
liiaKua i^lari'lJ. It is the Intention of the pnrty
to complete the survey of the archipelago, except
the Ceicos Islands and the Island of Mlrtgusnr.
INVESTIGATING SECRET SOCIETIES.
Catholic Archbishop to Limit Membership in
Fraternal Organizations.
.Hj Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Milwaukee, Feb. 12. — Archbishops Messraer,
GHAonon, Keene and Ireland are Investigating
non-Catholic secret societies with a view to
limiting Catholic membership In such societies.
Archbishop Messmer to-day said:
"We want to know that there 'a no danger
to the father of our people before we sanction
membership; we wa.nt to know whether there in
a tendency to Indtfferentism and carelessness In
religions matters. 1 fee! that there can be no
doubt thai membership In secret societies oft"
tf-niis to weaken the loyalty of Catholics for
the Church. We know that many become luke
warn) and are no longer loyal.'. 1
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 13. 1907.
LITTLE WATER AIDS FIRE
POLICE SAFE BLIND MAN.
Flatlwusc Swept by Flames When
Hydrants Fail Firemen.
Frozen old style hydrants, and the usual inade
quate •water pressure at a five in a five story
apartment house at No. 308 West 116 th street,
last night, allowed the blaze, before the firemen
could control it, to sweep every floor. Before the
firemen could get a sufficient amount of ■water In
use the blaze spread to the top floor of a similar
house at No. 306. and burned out the flat there.
The damage, will exceed $10,000.
Several daring rescues were made before the
firemen arrived by Detective Sergeant Kerr and
Patrolman Hughes, of the West 1C. r ith street
station. The fire started In the tailoring estab
lishment of Henry Bines. on the first floor.
Iltnes's family, who live in the rear, were out
at the time. The blaze quickly spread on this
floor, and the heat broke the -windows in front
and in the air shaft In the rear. The flames
shot upward, and broke tho rear windows of the
apartment on the second floor, occupied by Law
rence Gotthold, a blind man, and his wife. The
fire seized on the curtains and sash, and noon
spread through the apartment.
On the third floor lived Jacob Getzler, hi*
wife, their son. sixteen years old. and a servant.
Getzler was away, and the others, when they
discovered the blaze, escaped by the rear fire
escape. On the third floor, where liver Theo
dore Arnold and his wife, the flames entered
by the alrshaft, and the family fled unhurt by
the rear flre escapes.
On the fifth floor was James Fletcher, his
wife and Miss Annie Evans, a friend, who was
recovering from illness. Fletcher was lying on
a couch when the fire broke out, while his wife
was reading to him from an afternoon paper
the story of the fire at No. 1454 Third avenue,
in which Victor Meyers, a cripple, hung to a
window shutter with the flames about him be
fore falling three stories to a cornice. As his
wife read the story Fletcher saw smoke find
flumes rushing up past his front windows. His
wife opened the window and a burst of bame
blew up into her face, singeing her hair. Sho
and her husband and Miss Evans ran back to
the rear fire escapes, and made their way to
the background, the husband and wife carrying
down their invalid friend.
TWO VICTIMS OF COLD.
Day's Record Also Included Nine
Cases of Exposure.
Although the weather yesterday did not record
th« lowest temperaturfi of the year, two deaths.
on« case of temporary insanity nnd nine cases
of exposure were reported. A strong wind blew
throughout Monday night and early yesterday
morning, and by 3 a. m. the mercury g^t down
to one degree above zero.
The first death reported occurred at Hicks and
Degraw streets. Brooklyn. A milkman saw a
man drop to the sidewalk, and. although an am
bulance from the Long Island College Hospital
was hastily summoned, the victim of the cold
died before It arrived. The man had nothing on
his person by which he could be Identified.
An unknown man was found dead In a hallway
at No. 862 First avenue. Dr. Lutton. of Flower
Hospital, was summoned, but all he could do
was to pronouncp him dead.
William Meyer, of No. 869 r.iil^ade. avenue,
Jersey City, was found unconscious and suffer
ing from exposure near his home early yesterday
morning. He was taken to the City Hospital.
and will recover.
About 1:10 a. m. yesterday John Amleder, a
clerk, living at No. 137 West 28th street, was
found lying with a broken ankle at 22<i street
and Seventh avenue. Arnleder slipped on the
pavement, and was unable to rise, ' Patrolman
Reid, of the West 20t.1i street station, had him
cent to Bellevue. Charles Walsh, a dentist, of
Saugertles. N. T., fell In West 84th street. In
front of the Waldorf-Astoria, at 1:20 a. m., re
ceiving a severe scalp wound. He was removed
to th» New York Hospital.
At 4:15 a. m. Henry Miller, a cab driver, was
overcome -while driving along Columbus ave
nue near 86th street. His hands were frozen,
and he was unable to control his horse, which
took fright and dashed the cab against an 'X"
pillar. An ambulance was called from Roose
velt Hospital, and after the surgeon treated
him. Miller mounted the cab, which was slight
ly damaged, and drove home.
Stephen Hogan, ho was unable to give his
address, was so badly affected by the cold that
ho wandered aimlessly about Ninth avenue and
20th street until taken to Bellevue Hospital.
The surgeon who attended Hogan said his mind
had been temporarily affected by the cold. A
woman, about sixty years old. who gave the
name of Jennie Bradley, was found in the door
way of a saloon near Sixth avenue and 14th
street. She wan in a comatose condition when
taken to the New York Hospital. William J.
Spellman, of No. IS6 Bowery, was taken to
Gkmverneur Hospital after lying for several
hours In a snowbank at Houston and Orchard
streets. Two Swedes were found unconscious
In a note! at No. 9 Water street, and were re
moved to the Hudson Street Hospital. The gas,
which had frozen early In the night, went out.
When the hotel was heated the gas, which had
not been turned off, filled the room and nearly
asphyxiated the. two men.
FLOATS IN RIVER ON ICE CAKE.
After floating In th" Bast River on a cake of
ice for twenty minutes, Captain Patrick Hur
ley, of the barge Henry Francis, was rescued
last night off East 21st street. While crossing
the Btringplece to his boat he slipped on the
Ice coated plank. The captain plunged Into th<»
water, and a moment later bobbed to th« sur
face again.
He tried to swim to the pier, but soon found
that he could niaks no progress because of the
largo pieces of Ice. Finally he managed to get a
grip on a piece of floating Ice and called for
help. Mauri." Tracey, ot the Volunteer T.lf*
Saving Corps, heard faint cries from the river,
and with Captain Brown, of a barg« lying near,
ran out on the j.ler. They manned a rowboat
and made out after Hurley. Unable to make
much progress because of the floating lee,
Tracey dove from the boat and, supported Cap
tain Hurley until Brown could gel the rowboat
near enough for them to get In. Hurley was
taken to Hellovue.
ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL WINS SUIT.
Exempt from City Taxes on Its Property —
Decision Worth $160,000.
Roosevelt Hospital }\n» won out tn Its fight
against paying ahout 1150,000 in taxeK to the city
of New Tork On property owned by the institution,
but not used for hospital purposes. This sum has
been accumulating for ten years. Th«-> trustees of
the hospital argued that lta property was exempt
under th« charter granted it in 1864.
The matter came before. Bupreme t'uuit Justli<»
O'Gorrmm on a writ "f certlorarl obtained by th*
hospital compelling the city authorities to show
cause why the assessment or the hospital property
should not be cancelled, and v. piece of tenement
property In Basi Houston street w«.* selected m, a
test case. Justice O'Gorman sustains the s/rit on
the ground that the conveyance of the property to
rporatton of Roosevelt Hospital was Induced
by the promise of an exemption By tht city of tl c
taxes.
ADJT. GENERAL HENRY ESCORTED OUT.
[By Telcffra^h to The Tribune.]
Albany, Feb. 12.— Adjutant General Henry was
compelled to vacate a seat in the Assembly this
"morning by the serjeant-at-arms. This enforce
ment nf the. House rules, even ngainßt a state ofll
• •-•>■ mid an <?x -Assemblyman, created umrii amuse
ment among General Henry's friend*. They appar
ently enjoyed 6»elng him march*! oft by the eer
g«ant at- t.rrr».
BROWNSVILLE SHOOTING.
New Testimony in Regard to Gun
Flashes from the Torcn.
"Washington. Feb. 12— Senator Foraker has about
completed the examination of former members of
Companies B and D. of the. 25th Infantry, and
expects to-morrow to examine former members of
Company C as to their alleged participation In the
affray at Brownsville Tex. The Semite Commit
tee on Military Affairs, which Is conducting the
Inquiry. Is tiring of the proceedings and every ses
sion marks a dropping off in the attendan' c of
Senators. There Is such s similarity in the stories
told by the former N>*ro soldier? that there l»
little Interest. To-day there was fligM revival of
interest when Thomafi J. Green, who wai the
quartermaster sergeant of Company D. told of see
ing flashes from guns followed by reports of the
guns. Ha Fa.d that the shooting came from the
town. On cross-examination he said that he had
never told any one of seeing the flashes from tl *
puns and that he did not consider It th* duty of
an enlisted man to Investigate the eff-cts of the
•hooting.
Mlngo Sanders, former first sergeant of Company
B. on croaa-exHiiilnatlon to-day attempted to tell the
committee the make of guns used in the firing
he heard. Ho said be Identified the type ol guns
and their calibre from the reports and from the.
whistling of the bullets above his head. He insist
ed that six shooters. Winchester and Remington
rifles, and perhaps some Mausers «nrt »5 n *" t a^ m "
were used. Ho estimated that lie hc-a.d between
cross-examination by Senators War:.-:
ter and Overman took the witness over the same
ground covered in direct testimony. Sanders con
tending that the llrinj? came from the town, ana
that he could not b« mistaken on this rout. Ban
ders »al<l that a number of empty shells were
shipped from Niobrara to Fort Brown when his
battalion was ordered to the '- lt;ri i'' 11 ''•. a: ' 'iV
the box containing the shells w:»p left out on one
of the company porches for several days. Hie
box was partly broken open, nnd It was Pow»ie
for Mexicans and citizens to procure ells. wnJcn
could be reloaded and used aßuin.
BRIGGS STANDS BY PRESIDENT.
Senator-elect, However. Disagrees with Mr.
Roosevelt on Brownsville Question.
Trenton. Feb. 12.— United States Benator-elect
Frank O. Brlgg3 to-day made public a statement
giving his views on national questions. He said
lie was predlspoeed to support the poll.
President Roosevelt, and that as the representa
tive of a manufacturing state, he was a pro
tectionist. Mr. UrlgK3 also favors the Panama
Canal.
He believes the Constitution as good a guide
to legislation now as it ever wad. He disagrees
with President Roosevelt on the Brownsville af
faJr and says he thinks there should have been
a court martial.
ARREST ALMOST STOPS WEDDING.
Detective Loses Some Clothes but Gets
Prisoner, Just Before Ceremony.
Just forty-five minutes before the time set for
his wedding. Detective Thomas Cummlngs, of
th« East 51st street Station, helped to save an
alleged burglar from a mob which was kicking
and beating him. The officer landed the prisoner
safely In the police station and then rushed
horn* to change his soiled linen and hurry to the
church, where he was married to Miss Adelaide
T. O'Neill, of No. 10 Beekman street.
Cummlngs met his bride while detailed on a
daring robbery, In which much Jewelry had been
stolen, Cumminirs got the valuables, but not
the thieve*. While working on this case he met
Miss O'Neill, who was caehler for the Jewelry
firm.
< 'iimmlnK" went to the police station yesterday
to have a chat with his friends, clad in all his
wedding finery- Word was sent to the station
house that some men were killing another man
at 58th street and Second avenue. Th« do
tective. with his partner. Detective George Tobin.
ran there. and saw a saloonkeeper, Thomas
Kelly, who has a place on th« corner, trying to
shield a young man from the attacks of a large
crowd of Infuriated men.
The detectives r«ncued the young fellow. Then
Kelly told them th.it the man had been caught
In his apartments above the saloon In the act of
stealing a wat and chain. The prisoner, who
said he was John Ross, of No. I*-' Avenue A.
was locked up. charged with burglary.
It was almost ."> o'clock when Cummins:*
lodged the prisoner behind the bars, and th
wedding was set for 5:30. CummlngVs shirt an.l
collar were torn and his spotless white tie had
been torn from his neck entirely. He ran home,
changed his linen ami hurried to st Agnes'*
Church in a cab Just in time for thn wedding.
WARWICK PAGEANT PICTURES.
Next Elmendorf lecture Will Describe An
cient Festival and Shakespeare's Land.
A. reproduction of the great Warwick pageant by
the use of twenty thousand motion pictures will
be the chief feature of the lecture on ''England,"
to be given by Dwlght Elmendorf. at Carnegie
Hall, to-morrow afternoon and next Sunday even
ing. This lecture, which Id the second In the series
now being presented by Mr. Elmendorf. ha* every
where attracted much attention because of these
motion pictures.
The Warwick pageant, which was held at War
wick Castle, was a series of spectacles depleting
events In English history In chronological sequence
from the year 500 A. D.. to 1572. The*« were pre
sented on an enormous scale, two thousand per
formers taking part.
Among come of the subjects presented are: The
Druids (500-M0 A. D.). the Bear and Ragged Staff
(BOO), Ktheltreda an 1 the Danes (906), Guy of War
wick (920): Roger de Newburgh (1128), Piers Guve
«ton 11312). the Kingmaker (Shakespeare), 41444),
the Charters (1546), the "Nlns Days Queen" .i;«.i
and Queen Elisabeth (1672)
In addition to these motion pictures th*> lecturer
•will show views of Btratford-on-Avon, in addition
to ti.oxe of Chester, Kenilworth, Warwick and
other historic spots. The third lecture will be on
"Scotland," thfi fourth on "Norway" ami th.> la.st
the "Land of the Midnight Bun."
DEPUTY TAX COMMISSIONER RESIGNS.
Joseph J. Hart, a McClellan Man. Takes
Place of W. C. Blaney.
William C. Blaney, an assistant to the Tax Com
mfsaloners, whose duties have been those of a Dep
uty Tax Commissioner, lias resigned from the De
partment of Taxes and Assessments, it., was re
quested to resign and be did no. Hr- Is a Murphy
man. In his place Joseph J. Hart, a McCleiian
man, has been named. Tiio place pays $2,510 a year.
It li generally considered that It 1h part of the
weeding out process of the McClellsn administra
tion to replace the Murphy men
President Law son Purdy said there was no poli
tics In the changes made. Hart lives in 133 d stre.it.
the 21st Aesembly District, where Magistrate \V:Usn
Is leader. The magistrate la a Murphy man.
LINCOLN DESCENDANT DIVORCED.
Husband of President's Granddaughter Gets
Decree on Desertion Charge.
fßj T.-l<Krnii:i to Tho Tribune. .l
Aurora, lil . Feb. U.- Friends «t Warren Peck
with have received a tei<-Kram announcing that he
: .■> • i\..i i decree <.f divorce to day In Mount Pleas
ant. lowa, from hit wife, Jessie Lincoln Beckwttth
It is v singular coincidence thai th» granddaughter
u( Abraham Lincoln should be ui\or>-cj upon the
birthday of l-.or grandfather
A t-tiitrge of desertion vuis brought l>y Mr. B«i-k
witu against his w lf<-, which was proven by wit
nesaes .Mrs Beckwitn lmu i!..i ousfody of the two
children ami r.<> alimony
PRESIDENT OF COLORADO SOUTHERN.
I By Telecrapli to The Tribune. ]
New Orleans, I>'eb. —A. J. Davidion, president
of the 'Frisco system, waa elected president cf the
Colorado Southern. New Orleans & Paclflo Hall
road nt a meeting of directors her* to-day, st#?
ceedln* «• C. Cordill. K. A. Clarke was n«m»J
vlee-presldent. anil C. W. Milliard, H. i; Dufour
C. C Cordill «.m<l Ivy T. Preston were elected direc
tors.
The United States
Government Report
SHOWS
Royal BakingPowfcf
of maximum strength,
pure and healthful
3IORTOFS NEWEST TASK
Will Supervise Agencies Till Tar
bell's Successor Is Named.
It is understood that President Paul Morton of
the Equitable Life will share personally in the
supervision of the Equitable agencies, pen'ilcf! the
appointment of a successor to Qage K. Tarbell.
whose resignation was announced yesterday, to
take effect March 1. Although Mr. Morton has
been (loin* a large share of the treasury work
slrn-e H. R. Winthrop'a resignation, be wishes, it Is
e«.l«l. to become thoroughly familiar with the work
of the agency department in all Its t>hase», and
will take advantage of Mr. Tarbell'a leslgnatlon to
do SO.
The New York Life's board of Inspectors counted
20.296 votes yesterday, establishing a new record
for this board. The total counted thus far is
161.004, leaving, roughly, •i">"> more "administration
mail" votes to be counted The Inspectors hope to
be able to run through the 114.000 administration
Broxlea and the 100,000 international votes in short
order and to finish the count proper by the end
of next week.
Despite the fact that it was Lincoln's Birthday,
the full force of clerks worked up to 5 p. m. In
spector Koelble was absent by agreement, leaving
Inspectors Huse and I.awsl.o in charge of the
count.
The tentative results In the Mutual Life election
are looked for to-day.
STRIKE DANGER OVER.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Reaches
Agreement with Trainmen.
Philadelphia. Feb. 12. — An agreement has been
reached between the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company and Its engineers, firemen and train
men on the lines east of Plttsburg and Erie;
There have been several conferences in th 3 last
two weeks between General Manager Atterbury
and representatives of the employes. The en
gineers asked for an arrangement whereby the
runs would be more evenly divided as to time,
and th© firemen and trainmen demanded either
an increase In wages or a more equitable sched
ule of runs and division of time, complaining
that under the annual percentage increase In
wages granted by the company several months
ago. the conductors received more money in pro
portion to tho work they did. and that the ad
vance was not equitable.
Neither General Manager Atterhury nor the
representatives of the men would discuss the
concessions which had been granted. Ths fact
that nn agreement had been reached was made
public In the following statement. Issued to
day:
General Manager Atterbury has advised gen
eral superintendents of the Pennsylvania lines
east of Plttsburg and Erie that the engineers
and firemen have reached a satisfactory settle
ment with the company, and the members of the
committees have left for their homes. The con
ductors have also arrived at an agreement satis
factory to both them and the management.
The members of the committee representing
the trainmen will go home to ascertain If th«
concessions accorded them by the company are
satisfactory.
STRIKE. SAYS S. J. SMALL.
Head of Telegraphers Incensed at
Western Union Company.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Chicago, Feb. 12.— Officials of th« "Western
Vnlon Telegraph Company refused to-day to
confer with the grievance committee from th»
Chicago local of the Commercial Telegraphers'
T'nlon. As a result a strike is threatened by
15.000 men employed in twenty-two of the
largest cities in the United States.
The railway telegraph service, the dispatching;
of trains and even t!;e handling of the mails is
Jeopardized by the situation which his arisen
between the Western Union Talus is i Com
pany and Its employes over the discharge of nina
men In the Chicago offices.
Negotiations looking toward a settlement of
th.- trouble have been abandoned. Una] efforts
made during the afternoon to obtain a con
ference with th* company managers having
failed. President Small of th>> Telegraphers'
Union regarded the treatment given the com
mittee as so hostile that he called a meeting o f
the local executive board and advised radical ac
tion. A mass meeting will be held next Sunday.
"I am ready to issue a strike order within
twenty-four hours after I Bin placed In charge of
tho situation." said President Small. It will
affect the whole country. The railroad teleg
raphers are counted on by us to lend assistance,
under the terms of our working agreement with
their union." '
THE NEW AND GREATER TO | DM ME
ROYAL BAKINO PO^OER CO., NEW YORK
SUICIDE IN SUBWAY.
Nurse Throws Herself in Front of t
Train at €6th Street.
Miss Annie L. Klpp. a trained nurse, sf
Waterbury. I'onn.. but who had . lived In this
city for several years, yesterday threw herself
in front of s southbound local train from the
platform of the subway station at 66th street
yesterday, and died liter In Roosevelt Hospital
from her injuries.
A< cording to stories told by several witnesses,
the woman walked up and down the platform
wringing her hands in an agitated manner, aad
g;ive other evidence of being in trouble. She
Jumped and was struck by the motor car of the
local train, which threw her to the express
tracks with a fractured skull.
•din=r to her lawyer. 'Wilson B. Bdeei of
No. M 0 Broadway, the woman had tried every
way «he could devise to get somebody to cap
italize a company which Brice had formed for
the manufacture of an automatic steamer chair
of her invention. After a year spent in futile
t iforts to accomplish this end. her friends say.
she killed herst-lf yesterday in a fit of despon
dency.
The woman has a brother. Leonard Klpp,
living at No. lfl Irion street. Waterbury. Conn.,
who will tako charge of the funeraL
MANY AFTER SEIER.
Numerous Women Accuse Him of
Theft and Deception.
Another chapter was added yesterday to the wees
of Frederick H. Seter. alals Baumann, who is a
prisoner In Newark police headquarters, en a
charge of stealing and cashing a check for £3, be
longing to Mrs. Laura Allison, of No. 373 Clinton
avenue. Newark, and believed by the police to bava>
operated extensively in this country and In Buropa
as a. swindler of women.
After he had bean Identified ly a Boston womaa
as the man who en December 23 last married bey
under the came of Frederick B. Bergman, tn New
York, and disappeared nine days later, Seier, or
whatever his name may be. was confronted by SCra,
Cora L Arnold, the widow of an ex-lleatsjnant of
police In Washington, who recognised him as
Adolph H. Krelger to whom she was engaged to be
married In December. 1906, and who deserted her on
the eve of the wedding, taking with him. SSOO belong
ing to her.
Further complications are expected when de
tectives from Baltimore arrive with women wh*
say they had dealings with tha prisoner, whom they
have thus far identified through photographs sent
out by the Newark police.
Police Marshal Famum of Baltimore telegraphed
to Chief Adams In Newark yesterday that there
was every reason, to believe that Seier Is the same
man who, under the name of Frederick H. Ba>u
m.vnn. bad a saloon for years in that city, at Gay
and Pratt streets, and had married a Miss Agatha
Hahn. from whom he subsequently was divorced.
Before leaving that city "Baumann" Induced Mr».
Christina Krelner to part with U. 900. The stories
told by th« women who have thus far visited the
prisoner are along rlmilar lines, except Mrs. Ar
nold. She escaped marriage.
ANOTHER STATEN ISLAm) THEATRE.
Keith & Proctor Plan to Build Amusement
Place at Stapleton.
Keith A Proctor are planning to buttd a theatre
at Stapleton. Statea Island. The plans are now
before th« Superintendent of Buildings, ar.d en I
for a struct at Hay and 'VVare streets to cost
{60,000.
It was announced some time nso. following- the
success of th« new Richmond Theatre, at" Btapl*
ton. that Keith A Froctor had obtained a site at
port Richmond fur on<» of thetr regular combina
tion vaudeville and stock company houses. This
they denie-l ut the time. The plans for th» new
house Include a weekly chanp* o* Mil wJtn tlie at
traction* which appear in this firm s New Tork
and other theatres.
INFANT DEATH RATE CUT TWO-THIRDS
Report of Babies' Hospital Asks More Money
to Continue Work.
Acix>rdln? to the eighteenth annual report cf Oe
Babies" Hospltnt. at Islington avenu* and Xt* 1 .
street. th« il^ath rat<» ainor.g children uadsr en»
y«ar old in tie • lty has fallen from Mi a MMSSM .
In ISSS tr> 170 a thousand In 1906. and amor.g »'.i
children under five j c irs of age from 101 tr> .'.'• •*
■•:«:. '.. these two reducttons re;irea?ntlng an an
nual savin* of tha lives of 4.878 infants under one
year an<l of 1?.»V4 children under five years SI N«»
York City. There were actually M fewer de*t>-».
the report says, of Infant* and 2.70\ fewer <!?*•' «
among children under five in I>6 than la Ms*.
despite ths great Increase In th* city's population
In thia period.
BUILDING
OFFERS MANY ADVANTAGES
TO THOSE SEEKING A
BUSINESS HOME.
The high oharaoter of Ite
tenants. Its exoellent location—
opposite City Hsll Park — its
nearness to tn* Subway, Brook
lyn Bridge and Third Avenue
"L" Road, its splendid elevator
eervlce, and the fact that the
building
should command' it to any on*
whose business is downtown.
Many dssirabla offices now roady
for occupancy.
The** wishing to ■•• effioee
should apply to th»
SUPERINTENDENT OP THB
BUILDING. ROOM 607.
SIXTH FLOOR.
18 NEVER
CLOSED.

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