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Hero of Incident Didn't Like
the Way Boidine Whs
Thrown to Him.
Michael Henry Ryan, A. TV of the
American liner Philadelphia, has earned
the reputation of being the coolest man
In' the transatlantic v service. He wanted
it distinctly understood yesterday that
* the "A. B." after his name meant able
seaman, not Bachelor of Arts, and if
'anything was to be written about him
this fact must be right up in the top
\ part of the article.
Mr. Ilyan is a husky American, of
Irish parent?, and is twenty-three years
old. Baltimore is his home when lie is
out of a job. but he manages to keep
working practically "fifteen months" In
ihe year, and has little time for home
visits. In brief, lie is about the most
energetic -oi]orman on the Philadelphia,
but his devotion to duty almost cost him
•his job. He was with the boatswain's
sens/forward on the starboard side on
Tuesday when the Philadelphia was
plunging westward through what Cap
tain Mills consider^ the heaviest sea
the Atlantic has known in many years,
i •:\an and four other sailors were so
busy with their work that they did not
.heed a big wave rushing for the bow.
.It was a wave not unlike that which
battered up the Lusitania's bridge and"
chart room last week, and as it rushed
fit the flood carried the five sailormen
•with it. Four clutched at the rail and
•■aved -themselves, but Ryan, who was
too intent upon his work, was lifted over
the side and fell into the angry sea.
The Philadelphia, was running at about
.'l2 knot*, and in a minute she was far
• ahead and steaming away from the help
less sailor.
« captain Mills, who was on the bridge.
aaw Ryan go over, but Ryan did not
know it. His first thought, he said, was
of the others who were with him. and
*htn he came to the surface he looked
■ bout to see if they also had been car
ried over the ship's side. Pitching about
like a cork. Ryan managed to kick off
his rubber boots and found it easier to
keep afloat.
"Coolest man in the service," he said
to himself. "This water is like ice, but
1 guess I can keep as cool as the water
for a while, anyway." Then a big
mountain of water crashed down upon
him, and Ryan went beneath the surface;
'but with those boots off. he came up
airain and rode the waves. He floated
ever a few big rollers and then some
thing hit him. It was something hard
mid buoyant, and instinctively the man
at the sea's mercy grasped it. It was
not the proverbial straw that a drowning
man clutches in despair, but a circular
life buoy that had be^n thrown from th©
Philadelphia a second after the wave
hit her. In an instant Ryan got it over
his. head and watched the steamer going
«< Any from. him.
"I knew that some one had seen me go
over," .-Hid Ryan yesterday when the
Philadelphia came up to Quarantine, "or
. ?hat buoy would not have been thrown
' over, ltut_i^ surely did look as if Cap
tain Mtits "was going right on to New
York. Every now and then X when a
•wave pitched me up I could get a look
."i the old Philee, and at last I saw
her heading to the su'thard. I could not
understand what our skipper was doing,
but I know now that he was doing the
proper thing. I knew no lifeboat could
be lowered in that sea. so I reasoned it
•lit that he was going to come about and
pick me up on the fly. It seemed a
year, but Captain Mills could not have
performed the trick better."
Ryan's estimate of Captain Mills's
*-camanship was shared by the Phila
delphia's passengers and her crew.
After putting her head to the south the
tkippcr let the westerly gale blow him
•.•roadside over to the helpless sailor. It
was a neat bit of work, for miscalcula
tion on the part of Captain Mills might
have brought the stern up against the
floundering man, and the propellerg;
■which were turning to give her steerage
way, would have made further effort
The spindrift from the whltecaps had
•bout choked Ryan when the big steel
■ides of the Philadelphia edged over to
. bin and made a lee. The gale no longer
Mew the salt spray into his face and he
vat able to get a fairly pood breath
Notwithstanding th« chill of the water,
this protection from the wind put new
energy into the sailorman, and he shout
ed to the men on deck. Suddenly he
was terrified by the thought of the
Philadelphia's stern, which was coming
dangerously close. He tried to swim
away from it. but human .strength could
lot cope with the seas, if sh e came
Sjeaaj stern first Ryan would be drawn
in l.y the suction and ground to bits on
the propeller blades. But Captain Mills
was in command, and he w; handling
the big liner with the skill of ■ master.
The Stem drifted away, and within nine
; mloutes after Ryan was burled into the
Kta his knees bumped against the side
abaft the bridge.
■. As the man struck, ■ line looped with
a bowline struck the water. Ryan
€ aught it gad tried to Put it over his
. head, but it would not go over bis shoul
i!' is.
1 ■ made th;.--- bowline?" he shouted
•• the quartermaster. I cunt it
Then with the deliberation of a man
who bad all day to be saved hi- numb
lingers untied the knot and mad. a loop
that finally wont over his shoulders and
drew tight under his sirms.
It ivas Che only way Ryan could have
been rescued. He was too badly chilled
I ad '-xhautted to climb a ladder, and tli<
lowering of a boat was out of the ques
When thr sailor* hauled the dripping
able man to the deck he Mastered
- ' fieUW Clutii. CLttt tad -iu;;:ii4.
against the rail and asked' to go below
to get warm.
"Blame good work." said the boat
swain, as Ryan was hauled on deck. "It
took just fourteen minutes thirty-six
seconds for the whole business."
"Nine minutes exactly." came a voice
from the bridge. "Toil fellows haven't
a stop watch."
"Right you arc. captain." replied the
quai termaster as he walked aft.
Miners Will Prnbahh/ Ask /<>
Per Cent Increase.
IndianapoliF. Jan 16. — A ]Q per cent
increase in wages for the bituminous
coal miners of North America probably
will be tlie demand formulated in the
annual convention of the United Mine
Workers of America, which will open in
Indianapolis on Tuesday.
The contracts between the bituminous
miners and the operators of the follow
ing states expire on March 31 : rontral
ami Western Pennsylvania, West Vir
ginia. Ohio, Indiana, Michigan. Illinois.
Kentucky, Missouri. lowa, Kansas, Ar
kansas Oklahoma and Texas. Contracts
in Tennessee, Wyoming, Montana, Colo
rado and Washington also will expire
this year. In all of these states a uni
form increase of wages will b" asked.
On February 1 a conference between
minors and operators is to be held at
Toledo, and there the demand? of the
miners will be discussed.
Woman Never Spoke After
Baby's Fall from Bed.
Pittsburg. Jan. 16.— After a speechless
trance in which she had lain for three
months and a half, Mrs. Kate Mendel
sohn died from starvation at a hospital
here to-day. The physicians are puzzled.
Her husband on the night of Septem
ber 30 awoke to find Mrs. Mendelsohn in
a comatose state. Their baby lay on
the floor uninjured, apparently having
fallen out of bed. Mr. Mendelsohn had
ro knowledge of what had taken place
before he awoke, but lie thinks that his
wife must have been shocked into un
consciousness when the baby tumbled
on the floor. She must, he believes, have
thought that the child was killed. She
had been frail, but in normal health.
The surgeons expect to hold an autopsy.
Italian Shoots Him After Be
ing Snowballed.
Wilmington, Del., Jan. 16. — William
Kidd, twenty-one years old. a well known
local athlete, was shot and killed by
Carmine K.usso, an Italian, thirty-six
years old. here this afternoon.
Several boyu had boen snowballing
Russo and an Italian companion. When
the Italian? reached 6th and Adams
streets Ruso started an argument with
David Mitchell, vho was standing on
the corner with Kidd and several others.
Kidd tried to act as peacemaker, and
vas shot through the heart. A large
Dumber. of the victim's friends procured
a rope and chased the slayer to his
home, a distance of more than a mile.
A posse of police probably prevented a
lynching. The Italian was removed to
a police station on a trolley car, several
policemen standing on the platforms
with drawn revolvers.
Dead Tallahassee Burglar Was
a Notorious Criminal.
Washington, Jan. 16. — Postofßce inspec
tors have established that one of the bur
giara Wiled at Tallahassee. FUu, in the act
of robbing the postofflce in the early morn
ing on January S, was "Tennessee Dutch,"
a notorious .safe blower. For several years
!;• led tbß postal inspectors a merry chas<\
The <>th<r burglar killed was not identified.
'Tennessee Dutch's" real name was Gar
h-'-r Moore. He had a long career as a pro
ffetsional cracksman and postoffiee robber.
He was born in Clarksville, Term., and in
his early youth ran away from home to
live the life of a tramp. He was regarded
by police authorities throughout the coun
try, particularly in the South. a$ one of th»
most dangerous and elusive burglars in the
At the time he was shot he was a fugi
tive from justice, having escaped from the
Greenville, ?. C, jail on April G. 1909. Moore
i\;is eapturcd the following clay at Aslie
ville. N. <'„ but again effected his escape.
With George Barton he robbed the post
offices at Seneca, *. C, November 14, 1907;
Pelser, s. <'„ December 2, 1907 : Canton,
Ga., Februaxj 8, 1909, and Maryville, Term.,
later in the same year.
Moore vas captured several times in his
career and was convicted by the courts on
various occasions for burglary, but always
managed to escape from prison. In an ef
fort to «-£cap< from jail at Carl. Ga.. he get
lire to the building.
Conductors and Engineers May Go Out
on Friday.
Mexico City, Jan. 16.— According to the
report from reliable sources to-night mem
ben of the Mexican branches of the Order
of Railway Conductors and the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers now em
ployed mi the National Railways of Mexico
will resign in a body next Friday unless
their representatives are satisfied with the
le.sult of conferences with the railway man-
meat before that time.
It Is said that the conductors am! en
gineers have decided to stand together in
their demands and that they have been
assured by members of the two- orders In
the United Males that union men there will
refuse to handle freight to and from Mex
loo in the event term.- tire not agreed on.
Reports to-ni?ht arc to the effect that
the engineers and conductors will demand
recognition of their unions and a plain
statement of the attitude of the railroads
toward foreign employes.
Spinster's Heart To Be Pierced as
[By : ■ •!. cap!, to The Tribune!
Pittsburgh Jan. 16.— The case of HUa
Laura White, H.e aged and wealthy recluse
who iraq found dead in her homo here, has
precipitated trouble between the Fidelity
Title and Trust Company and Dr. Robert
Whin 1 , of CcnncllsvUle, Perm., who Is the
only living relative of the dead woman in
this part of the country.
Dr. White insists that the provision of the
wilt mads by his relative that SbS be
stabbed through the heart three times nf
tcr she liad been dead ten days, in order
that she would not be buried alive, be dis
pensed with, but President C. H. Gr*»» of
the Fidelity office, who 1$ the administrator,
jnhifcts that the recmhenients of the will ha
carried out in full.
It happened that forty-flye years ago
a sweetheart of Mlsa White' named Gra
ham OJ^d. «»>i<i the later had reason to be
lieve he may have been buried alive; hence
her lifelong fear of burial alive.
(Government Uncovers Fraud
as to Other Commodities.
Two of the .sugar refining companies in
this port, the National and the Federal,
are considering claims for back duties
on differences in weight between the fig
ures of the government weighers and the
city weighers. Secretary of the Treas
ury MacVeagh has expressed a deter
mination to push the investigation of
weighing for custom duties in other
cities, and at the same time said that
he had put tho automatic scale test at
Boston up to his standardization bu
The claims against the National Sugar
Refining Company are for about (690, •
000 and against the Federat $100,000;
The directors and officers of these com
panies, with the aid of their counsel, are
considering whether they will settle or
fight. Kach company insists that the
difference in weight was due to the loose
weighing of city weigher?, who were
paid according to the work done.
The National Sugar Refining Company
has had. through its counsel, several
conferences with the government prose
cutors, but these havc*bcen unproductive
of results. The latter are giving the
companies plenty of time to make up
their minds. It was said yesterday that
the counsel for the government were
well fortified in their position of demand
ing a settlement.
There was a confession last week of
onr of the men indicted in connection
with tho Arbucklc Brothers' pett lenient,
and there was a report that this would
enable the prosecutors to indict other
persons in the near future. The counsel
for the government have several confes
sions now as aids in their court proceed
ings. These, concern the sugar short
weighing frauds throughout this port,
and it was said yesterday that in one
particular this fact gives added signifi
cance to Secretary MacVeagh's deter
mination to make investigations at other
Counsel for the government have found
a similarity of method in the schemes
to underweigh imported sugar and other
commodities, but not in the form of a
device like the steel spring used on the
Havemcyer & Elder docks. Wholesale
bribery, given in the form of perquisites,
was the means employed. An inquiry at
other ports, it is believed, might dis
close that the practice was widespread,
and if such a discovery should be made
the result would be a great increase in
the amount of duty collected by the gov
Boston and New Oilcans are likely to
be the first ports to receive attention
outside of Collector Loeb'e district. This
inquiry will be in harmony with the
government's investigation of the sugar
companies now making to discover
v, hether there is or was a trade agree
ment in violation of the Sherman act.
An inquiry will mean an examination
of the books of the several companies,
and will thus place at the disposal of
the government any evidence that may
bear upon the probe for a trade agree
The reference of the test of the new
automatic scale to the standardization
bureau, which was foretold exclusively
in The Tribune, is awaited with much
interest by the sugar companies, it was
learned yesterday. Their practical men
do not believe that it will be a success. .
Samuel C. Hooker, a director of the
American Sugar Refining Company, in
charge of the Williamsburg refinery,
said that they had automatic scales
there to weigh the refined sugar, but
that he did not believe a similar scale
to weigh the raw imported sugar could
be used successfully.
Surveyor Clarkson, who for years has
been making efforts to have automatic
scales installed on the docks, said re
cently that if the scales contracted for
are constructed according to the speci
fications furnished by the inventor they
BhouUjj answer the government purpose
in every particular. While only twenty
are included in the contract, it is in
tended, if they are successful, to order
many more for use throughout the coun
try to weigh imported commodities.
The trial of Charles It. Heike, Ernest
Gerbracht, James F. Bendernagel and
the other indicted men. either employes
or formerly in the employ of the Ameri
can Sugar Renning Company, will not
lake pluce until March, it was said yes
terday. If Richard Purr, the principal
witness for the government, goes to
Cubu— and he has received orders to that
effect— the trial will have to wait on his
return. The programme laid out for
him, according to the dispatches from
Washington, may detain him in the isl
and for fully six weeks, and perhaps two
A BUgar broker said yesterday that
there was little to learn to the advan
tage of the government from the grow
ers of the sugar cane, the producers of
the raw sugar, unless some of tho com
panies were interested in the plantations.
They have denied this, hut it was learned
that persons interested in some of the
companies owned fully (SO per cent of
the producing capacity of the Island.
This man said that an exhaustive probe
down there would result In interesting
Air Currents Reversed by Simultaneous
Blasts in Federal Project.
Montro.se. Col., .lan. 16. — Three men were
suffocated to death by powder smoke and
nil r«> fumes In the Cunui.son Tunnel to
day. Thirty otheri narrowly escaped death.
The air currents of the tunnel were re
versed by the ron mission of heavy Masts
(tied sunultiineoubly, and the smoke and
j;ases were blown hack on the miners, who
were working two miles from the portal.
A number of those who escaped are said
to be In a serious eondltion.
The Qunnison Tunnel Is UM government
reclamation project opened last year by
President Taft on liis Western trip. It
will provide water to irrisate 100,000 acrea
of the Uncompahgre Valley.
Olovcrsville,, N. V., Jan. 16. — Ten lives
were imperilled in a fire that destroyed a
business block and living apurlmcnts '" this
city early to-nlslit. The flames followed a
terrific explosion in the cellar of the build
ing, frbich bleu out -the doors and windows
and caused a panic among the families re
siding In tho structure.
All were, rescued, one woman, an Invalid,
I "lug c.irrkd to it place of safety through
the flume:-. The uauae of th*) explosion has
not been d't'ernilnM. Th» 1903 la estimated
«t $15,000 to $18,000.
lie Is Accused of Kilting
Sarah Brt/mer.
Pouglikeepaie, X. T., Jan. 16.- Tho silver
ware stolen from the home of Mr. and
Mr?. Barnes Compton, at Millbrook, the
night Sarah Brymer, the, governess, was
strangled to death, was found to-day
tucked away in a chimney flue of the bed
room upstairs in the home of the caach
man, Frank Sehermerhorn, who attempted
suicide by cutting his throat shortly after
the officials began their Investigation, and
who is charged with the murder.
There were 161 pieces of the silver, also
a gold enamelled watch and pome Jewelry,
all of which was scorched ami blaiLSHncil
by heat, showing it had been subjected to
fire. In th.3 wood stove in Schermerhorn's
silting room downstairs there, were trace?
of a fresh lire, and out of the ashes were
r>i;'keil fragments of silk stocking's, silk
and lace waists, buttons from dresses, a
clasp from a jewel case, partly burner),
half of which was found In the chimney,
and other things stolen from the Comp
ton home the night of the murder.
The stolen silver and other articles v. ere>
brought to this city and to-night t;iken to
VasSBT Hospital, where they werfi piled in a
heap on a table alongside. Sehermerhorn "s
cot, the officials believing he would at once
After the la.«t piece of tilv^r had bern put
on the pile Sehermerhorn at first said he
knew nothing about the silverware and
clothing that were found In his homo. He
paid h" waa not afraid of the electric chair,
and added:
"If you want to kill me, go ahead. T
never thought of murdering- that girl and
never entered the house. "
Shortly before midnight Sehermerhorn
!-aid, according to the police:
"After I got back from my drive that
night T went down to the Compton house
and there met th<9 Japanese butler. He
gave me a bundle containing the silverware
at the kitchen door.
"I took the bundle home, and the dresses
I burned in the parlor stove. I also put
the silver knives rind forks and spoons
and the jewel case in the parlor stove, but
when I found that T could nut burn the. sil
verware I pit it in the itovepipe hole in
the chimney and it fell down the flue.
"Ohashi wanted to give me some money,
but T would not take. it. Ohashi gave nv>
a drink of whiskey when I got back from
the ride and told me that if I heard :i
noise not to come around.
"The night Sarah Brymer was murdered
I had no control of myself after Ohaalii
gave me the whiskey."
Chief of Police McCabe says he does not
believe Ohashi had anything to do with
the crime, and Mrs. Compton is of the
same opinion. Sehermerhorn is much im
proved and will be removed to the county
jail in a few days.
Meriden. Conn., Jan. 16. — The funeral of
Miss Sarah Brynrr, the nurse who was
strangled to death at Millbrook. N. V., was
held here to-day. The services were con
ducted by the Key. T. BL Nugent, of the
First Congregational Church, of which Miss
Brymer was a member. Burial was in
Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Counsel for S&ope Estate
Confirms Rumor.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 16.— Confirmation
of the rumor that poison had been found
in the stomach of Chrisman Swope and
that this caused the belated autopsy of his
millionaire uncle, Colonel Thomas H.
Swope. was given last night by John 11.
At wood, counsel for the Swope estate.
•The poison found in Chrisman Swopes
stomach may have been strychnine, al
though Dr. Hektoen, who reported the find
ing of the poison, has not been able to say
just what it is or how much was pres
ent." he said.
Mr. A-twood and other? knew that the
nephew's stomach contained poison before
the body of Colonel Swope was exhumed
last Wednesday.
Chri^nian Swope died on December 6.
The cause was given as typhoid fever.
Woman Jumps Through Win
dow Glass and Falls JO Feet.
Alarmed at a sudden noise in the hall
outside her door, Mrs. Bertha yon Creigh,
who lives on the second floor of No. J9O
Prospect avenue. The Bronx, jumped
through a front window of her apartment
to the sidewalk at 11 o'clock last night, a
distance of thirty feet. The only injury
she received was a slight cut on the arm,
although she crashed through the heavy
plate glass.
An investigation by the police showed
that the noise Mrs. yon Creigh had heard
was the stumbling of a tenant making his
way upstairs.
New York Expert Finds Much Waste in
Chicago System.
Chicago, Jan. 16. — Sixty-five per cent, or
about ?2L"8,000, of the money spent for labor
during 1909 In the Chicago Sewer Bureau
vas wasted, in the opinion of Benjamin F.
Welton, a New York expert, who spent six
weeks investigating the operation of the
bureau for the Merriam commission, which
Is Investigating alleged municipal praft.
He says in his report that he found men
supposed to be cleaning streets in saloons,
White one was asleep at the mouth of a
sewer In which he was supposed to be at
The explanation of these alleged condi
tions was given as the "political pull of
team owners, whose influence at the City
Hall made it impossible for city foremen |0
remedy the situation."
Goodwin, Its Leading Spirit. Is Only
Tammany Leader Holding a Job.
It is expected that the annual reception
and ball of the Horatio Seymour Club, the
organization of Frank J. Goodwin. Tam
many leader of the 7th Assembly District,
will be the principal affair of the Tam
many social season. That id because Mr.
Goodwin wiib the only Tammany leader to
receive a Rood job from the present ad
ministration. A large delegation of Tamm
any braves. including Charles F. Murphy,
I.- expected to attend.
Mr. Goodwin is the new Deputy Commis
sioner of Charities under Commissioner
Dmmmond. "William Ilalpin. Republican
leader of the 7th District; also has obtained
a sood political job under the new admin
istration. Be is Deputy Register. There
may be some reason, then, for the growing
belief among politicians that there, must be
s«. me mystic charm In the number 7. Thom
as F. Smith. Secretary of Tammany Hall,
lives in the «th District and Is one of the
most active managers of Mm coming ball.
Faronac Lake. n y., j an . ii—Martln
Ilclrlcks. a cigar manufacturer^ of ti,i.« vil
lage, was found unconscious In nil home
to-day, shot through the head lie had not
regained consciousness to-night. It is ap
parently a ease of attempted suicide. "Ho
has a Blirht chance of recovery.
But Then Are "Hoboes," Who
Hear of 4,000 Free Acres.
St. Louis. Jan. 16.— George M. Jack
son, ofrigrgott, Ark., announced to-day
that he would give four thousand ;■■ rea
of rich bottom lands near Flggott to un
employed men. The announcement was
made at ■ meeting' of the Brotherhood
Welfare Association, of which James
Eada How Is president. The offer prob
ably will be accepted by the brotherhood.
Jackson suggests that four hundred un
employed men take ten acres each, un
Jackson, who is seventy-five years old
and eccentric, la WOlfctaaj for t!ir> redis
tribution of all public lands along social
istic lines. He said he intended to seek
gifts of additional land from wealthy
men f'»r disposal among tho unemployed.
Jachpcm*a offer was heard by two hun
dred men. officially known as "unem
ployed," hut aaata commonly called "ho
boes," who divided their time between
listening to the speaker and consuming
large quantities of coffee and sandwiches
furnished by How.
Jackson Bays lie baa nine grand
children, but that he uill not leave them
his property, as they have not earned It.
Four Die When It Plunges
Doxoi Precipice.
Lca.dville, Col., Jan. 16.— A frriplu
train, throw n from the track by a broken
rail, plunged over a precipice near Lroa-1
vllle, on the Colorado Midland Kailway,
to-day. Three trainmen and a man who
was stealing a ride were killed and thre<?
other persons w«N injured.
An extra freight, oastbouud, started
down the steep grade from the east por
tal of the Busk-Ivanhoe tunnel to Ar
kansas Junction. At Windy Point, on a
sharp curve, the locomotive and the
eleven cats left the track and plunged
down a precipice. One of the men in
jured was thrown more than 3M feet
into a snowdrift. He made his way
toward the wreck and found the en
gineer, fifty feet from his engine, buried
under the ruins of a box car.
One Killed. Ten Hurt in
• Peculiar lona liccident.
• 'edar Rapids. lowa, Jan. IS. — Mrs. l^oula
Zee, of Cleveland, was killed and ten other
persons were injured, one probably fatally,
in a head-on collision to-day between pas
senger trains on the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railroad at Keystone. lowa.
The west-bound overland limited and an
east-bound fast train were ordered to aasa
«t Keystone. A freight tram occupied the
east end of the siding and the east-bound
passenger train ran past the station to back
on to the other end of the side track. The
overland limited, runninc twenty-five miles
an hour, crashed Into the other train as it
was about to enter the siding. Both loco
motives were reduced to scrap, and mail,
bagajaajl and chair cars of the limited were
wrecked. The engine crewa- escaped death
by jumping.
Injured Girl Tears Up Her Skirts for
rinckneyville. in.. Jan. IS.— A trainman
was killed and ten persons were injured
to-day in a collision between an Illinois
Central passenger train from Memphis and
a freight train on a curve. Among the in
jured, all of whom probably will recover,
are W. M. Van Lear, of Philadelphia.
The freight ran back to a water tank
a quarter of a mile south of Pinckneyville
on the passenger trains time. The pas
senger train rounded the sharp curve and
crashed into it. The locomotive was de
molished and the baggage car was piled
on ,/top of it. The injured were all in the
day coaches. Miss T. H. McKenzie, of
Lulu, Miss., war hurt, but she tore up her
skirts and bandased the wounds of other
Taxicab Chauffeur Accused of Reckless
Driving on Broadway by Lawyer.
On a charge of reckless driving, pre
ferred by his own '"fare," Joseph Pearl
stone, thirty years old. a taxicab chauffeur,
of No. IV) East 109 th street, was ftaed $19 oy
Magistrate Kernochan in the Night Court
last night, the magistrate remarking that
it was the first case of the kind of which
he had ever heard.
Robert H. Grimes, a lawyer, of No. 10
West 61st street, who caused the arrest of
I'earlstone. testified that Pearlstone afjraed
to take him and his wife to 71st street and
Broadway for a flat charge of $1.
"He cave us the ride of our live?." said
Mr. Grimes. "As soon as he turned into
Broadway he put on terrific speed, and Mrs.
Grtates and I bounced about in the cab like
P»iis in a pod. He crossed the street and
back again between 61st and 6 1th streets
three times. At i'.4th street I managed to
get him to stop, and T jumped out of the
cab. dragged him off his seat and called a
Pearistane'a excuse Was that his tire
chains wouldn't bite on the slippery street
and the machine skidded.
Jersey Man Suddenly Announces Inten
tion and Jumps to Death.
Philadelphia. .Tan. «* Tamw tWrbeit
Stephenson, thirty-five years old. the s.>n
af a well known South Jersey real estate
operator, committed suicide to-day i»y
jumping from a ferryboat between this
city and Camden. He had been in ill health
for several years.
Turning to a companion named Klliott
on the boat to-day. Stephenson said:
"Frank. I'm going to kill myself." Before
his companion realized that he was in
earnest be jumped Into the river. i,iff,
■ :. sarvsri were thrown within his reach
but he pushed them from him. Hi., . ..,
was recovered by the crew of the police
Paterson, N. J.. Jan. IS (Special)
property of the Passnlc Steel Company, re
cently sold under the direction of the
Chancery Court, has been taken over by a
corporation composed of members yf \\ X(i
bondholders' committee and will be oper
ated under the name of the Pasaalc Struct
ural Steel Company.' The new corporation
paid $WO.OOO rur the plant and 180,000 to the
city of Pateraon tor back taxes. The work*
werfi Gold by the PaasaJc Rollins Mill com.
pan? to the Passak Steel Company i few
years ago for $1,800,000.
Got Good Office Boy
We aUvortisod for ■ buy In your
paper and got the v beat boy that we
ever have had.
Shirt maker and Outfitter, -0 Hast
4'J<l street.
Took Police Reinforcements to
Win the Siege.
Tenants of the four apartment .->•■•-.
No. Mi to £3t West ISM street were
forced to eat their dinners In fur coats
yesterday and then go out of doors to get
warm because a janitor who refused to be
discharged let the fires go out. The ob
stinate fellow also turned the water Into
the steam pipes, and as the* flood forced
its way to the radiators and out through
the escape valves it trickled down through
the ceilings, causing damage that the asent
of the buildings estimated last night at
several thousand dollar?.
Troublo had been brewing for some time
between Everett M. Scixas, of No. 271 West
I'.oth street, the agent, and Joseph Hogai;.
a negro, the Janitor. On Friday it came
to a head, with the result that Hogan was
informed that his services would not be
required after yesterday. Selxas said he
would have discharged HSSJBB on the spot.
but he wanted to be. liberal and give the
janitor time enough to pack up his house
hold goods.
Instead of getting ready to move, llogan
made all preparations to stay. He ar
ranged a barricade, behind which he could
flee in the event of an attack on Mi own
apartment in the basement of the building
at No. MS. Then he began to devise ways
and means to bring about the discomfiture
of the agent who had dared to question
hi 3 inalienable right to remain on the job
as lons as he desired.
As tho time approached for his successor
i to appear Hogan organ to carry out the
j schemes that had been forming in his mind
for two days. The- fires were out long be
fore the new janitor arrived, and the wat"r
was surging through the pipes like a tor
rent. Tenants were complaining emphat
ically, but to all llogan turned deaf ears.
A new man was coming and perhaps B>
might give them some relief, said Hogar.
that is. if he succeeded In obtaining posses
sion of the job, the janitor added.
Last night the man that Seixas had en
gaged appeared and announced that he was
ready to go to work, Hogan informed the
newcomer that he had been misinformed,
and that there was no vacancy on the staff
o" the four apartment houses in question.
As the latter had possession, the other man
reported back to the agent that he had not
teen able to take charge of his new place.
Both then went to the houses, but as Ho
g-an seemed to be too strongly intrenched
they retreated in good order to the West
152 d street station for reinforcements.
. Lieutenant Hughes gave them two re
cruits In the persons of Detectives Ilutchin
son and Finneran, and the quartet went to
the scene of action. Not a bit alarmed by
the sight of badges and the threat of the
law, the janitor held his ground. Fearing
that an attack in force might prove disas
trous, the besiegers held a council of war
and decided to use strategy. Hutchlnaon
was chosen to make an attack on the rear
of the enemy's position, while the other
three, men deployed in front and held tho
attention of the besieged.
Hutchinson obtained entrance to an ar««a
way in the rear of the buildings, crawled
through a window and while Hogan was
defying Hm trio who had remained in the
street Hutchinson pounced upon him and.
placed him under arrest. He was locked
up on a charge of malicious mischief.
His successor" started in at a pace that
aroused the admiration of the frostbitten
'tenants and made them all agree that he
v ould turn out to be a jewel, as janitors gt»,
if he kept up the pace that he started.
Meanwhile a profitable job awaits interior
decorators in four apartment houses run
ning from No. 54$ to No. 554 West lS3d
fctreet, ...
Maryland Will Draw the Line When
the Suffrage Bill Is Presented.
(By Tel*sraph tn The Trib .
Baltimore. Jan. I*s.— The Democratic ma
jority in the Legislature will not pass the
woman suffrage bills without drawing the
color line. The machine is employing every
method to prevent negro men from voting
and will never give negro women a chance.
At Easton, one of the most important
towns on the Eastern Shore, the committee
that drafted a woman's suffrage provision
for the city charter ha? tn it a. clause to
bar negro women. No woman can apply
for registration who docs not own real
estate or personalty to th^ value of 5300 or
vho cannot pass an educational test The
bill as thus framed will pas? the Legis
Among the delegates who left the city
yesterday to attend the National Conference
op. Uniform Legislation beginning at VlMt>
Ington to-day, was Mrs. Kva McL>ona'.d Va
lesh. who is a general organizer of the
American Federation of l^ibor. Mrs. Va
lush has arranged to have a. private talk
with President TaTt in vefJNawe to the
increased eo^t Of living dTirins: the last year
and Its effect on WM< earners.
«. Altmmt $c (Ta.
fifth avenue, *4tb and *$tb Streets, Hew YorK.
Old Chinese Porcelains
by GORE of
170 New Bond Street. London, End*
Will positively close on Saturday, January 22d.
NOrE:-Any part of the collection reniAining
wilt he immediately re shipped to *****' -
Trust Company
of New York
170 Broadway
Capita! & Surplus SUO3JII
Special Officer Attacked v.
Gang of Italians.
What threatened to turn into a paa;,
started at a theatre on th» come- ?
Third avenue and 31st street last i»j ? *,!
when William Cash' the special oQc~
of the house, was stabbed In th; a sn
men by one of a gang of Italians wbaa
he was trying to eject from, a box. l b .
for the fact that the orchestra contniM
to play while the fight was in proajaaj
the audience would have bolted for ta»
exits. Cashln's assailant was capture
after a chase.
The gang of Italian? entered th» U; n .
tro shortly after 0 o'clock and isMasaV
ately started a disturbance. Instead a?
taking seats in the gallery, for whk*
they had paid, they Insisted on ent«raa
one of the boxes. They made an tiara*
in the box and interrupted th* concert
Caahin finally ordered them out of %
place, but they refused to go. Whwi,
attempted to use force one of th«i
drew a knife and stabbed him.
The special officer, in spite cf fc^
wound, ran after the men and eausjß
one of them at the corner of Third it*.
nue and oOth street. Both men *<•„
then taken to Bellevue Hospital, t)i»
Italian having been severely clubbed fcr
Cashin before he submitted to arrest
Tho Italian cave hia name as fhji
Biangelo, of No. 331 $th street. *«&
he and Cashin were made prisoner*
each making a charge of felonious «>
rault against the other.
Count yon Ilat}\ •"■ . _ mi
Fiancee Sent to Germany.
JBy Telegraph to The Tribune]
Windsor. Ont.. Jan. M.— A romantic aa>
nnent. uncovered through th» i* atchf •.&•■_•
of Th» United States immigration oScjji
resulted to-day in a young German car
and a girl of twenty years, of Berlin, v.
ing deported. The man m Count Es.7
yon HaJTenburar. Th© young Trotnaa wa
Madeline Strackbein.
When they were questioned the cvm
confes&ed that he had given up his haw
and family for the girt When he »•
taehment for Bliss Strackbehi. who is tt
inferior station In Germany, was <Uscrr
cred he was ordered away to his resit im.
An elopement was planned, and theenm
went to Montreal. They decided to at ?>
Chicago and be married, thinking tfeuti*:
identity would not be discovered.
The count begged the imratg ratio* aft
cials to be allowed to proceed with te
marriage to the. young woman, but tie?
decided that both must b«: returned ta Ger
Mrs. Miller Noic on Her Wig
to This City.
Sbaion. Pcnn.. Jan. >'.— Stopping «»
music ami merriment with which she m
celebrating her victory over officers of tfi»
law. whom she- had evaded in the semes
of divorce papers. Mrs. Emma A. JWfcr
appeared on th« porch of her sister's &■•»
here shortly after midnight to-day •*
mockingly laughed at the --it men •■»
had been watching the house since Thurs
day, when she came here from th« FieaV
lin home of her husband. General Clisfiis
Miller, who is seeking the divorce.
Mrs. Miller left here this afternoon wirt
her attorney. Maurice B. Dean and r»»
private detectives. The party wait »
Younsstown. Ohio, where th« 6:13 L«s»
Shore train was taken for Sew York CUT.
She will arrive at S : 4o to-morrow moral*
. Mrs. Emma A. Miller has been *****
her sister. Mir. C. T. stiller, since Tttssr
day. and during that time, the VejJSSj*
County Sheriff and detectives hay» *«»
trying to serve Mrs Emma Miller wtth £ 9
divorce papers. Because the papers C32li
not be served legally on Sunday. Mr*. ■••
l«r evaded the officers of the law until u
day. when she left the state. wit* &• on
cers powerless to prevent her. Odea
Miller was for years at the bead of •
Pennsylvania National Guard. ■ _

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