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..'Ucm the representatives of various
br<use*> <■>■* ihe floor •\yho. were members <>r
v tlw vool.
B After th** clo.«r of business, howevar.
\vh<*.n thr comparison slips wore sent out,
o'-ptt" of the firms f«»r whose account
purrb«»p» h»<J b«»n mud* repudiated the
transactions. Thi* left - Mr. Criss vith
iP.rgf blocks oT the s«ti»ri on his hand* at
.v c prices. it mm* Maid ho had fifteen
I thousand shares all ON way up to ST.
• - K« *a!dlaFt nigrht fiat ho did not know
just "where he was at" in tli«- matter
*• | that ten of his .Stock .Exchange
frieTid? irere aiding him in tr\ing to
vtraijrhten out his affairs. Just what
the outcome would be he was unable to
Ti \vas learned that the Lniyinc orders
In the stock tt>«tc Itven by Hrnr\ S.
Haskins. the board member of Lathrop,
Haskins Sz Co. and pnatjaßßt of the Co
lui-.ibus and flTtlnc Coal and l:on Com
psriy. who hati charge of tbe rx^''^
operations on the floor.
in his capacity aa manager of th> pool,
1» aran said, he gpvm to Mr Crlaa the
name not only of hi? own firm but also
th* nanves of other hoimew which were
mrni^' ■ of the pool for their pro rata
rhhvr in thtM»»- -supporting orders.. The
letter, actinc under his instructions,
bought the atack for their account, only
to have bob of the orders repudiated
later.
- The ground upon which pome of the
t*^>l members idsmtied these . buying
orders, v was said. was thai they had
h««ti executed after the stock broke be
lnw TA, under whirh figure supporting
atdtan had been c;inccii^d.
EXCHANGE STEPS IN.
Th* Stock Exehanee authorities were
told of Th* Ftaie of aflaSrs. and promptly
•m* out word that no Columbus and
Hocking tickets anetaj to be exchanged
until an investigation of the matter had
aeai made by the soverninp committee.
Thir.investiiration was begun la*\ i.ignt,
-but uniess the transactions are adjusted
before the time for the delivery at the
stock *e-<le: there may be further sus
jcraions.
••• asather it is paid, seven Stock Xx
i hane* houses and fifteen Bjopr traders
ar*- mi -n ap in the matter, and are in
*ian«rr of jtoinj; under unless th» Stock
Excbanpe authc»rities can Bnd some way
nut ■■' Urn difficulty for them.
The traders who arc involved are
lindTStr.od to hay« sold the stock short
fit ihf iop of tho decline, and after hav
ing bought it on the way down in order
to make their deliveries find that the
f.rnis they Fold it to may not be able to
take the Mock off their liands. This, of
cowrs". will leave them long of the stock
£t b lipure far above its prcaept selling
■price.
The failure of L.athrop. Haskin- & Co.
v.as iJinounced in the aecend hour of
t auiiis and that of J. M. Fiske & Co.
shout half an hour later. No statement
tf.uld bo obtained from representatives
cf Lathrop, Haskin- .'. Co., but an esti-
J ■.«!■ of Urn assets and lia'niiit prob
sbly will be jriven out to-day.
L.ouis H. Ifooa, attorney for the other
f«:led linn. estimated the assets of the
firm at the caaae of Imrin^-c on Tues
day at >_ •-" •■ nd the liabilities at
£2,500,000. No assignee bac boon named,
li»» cojitinued, as the firm hoped to be
able to resume business. The .ritude
<.f the banks was not unfriendly, he said,
*nd they were lending support to some
extent. The stock was worth [jar. Mr.
iioos thought. and the break had been
titled by manijuiluianii He added that
2. M. Fiske & Co. were noi members of
the po«l in Columbus and king.
The firm, which was orgranize<i.<m April
B 1000, is composed of Josiah M. Fiske.
Arthur C. Sher.wood. Dudley T. Humph
rey and Clifford M. Washburn, the lat
«cr bein^ the board iimiiilii I lniaddition
to its office at No. 42 Broadway it has a
irar.cli office at No. «i"J4 Madison avenue.
Tre linn of Lathrop, Haskins & Co. is
■■::-»■> of Henry Stanley Haskins,
«bo is the stock Exchange Bifimocr. and
Henry Stanton L,everioh. Mrs. P'annie
<;raves Lathrop, widow of the former
head of the firm, Levi C. Lathrop, is spe
cial jiartn'T. hei interest In the firm
l-ein? $100,000. Mr. Haskins formerly
v&f a newspaper man. H»- is a praduate
of Lafayette College, class of "86, and
lives at South Tiiiip* , X. J.
CONTEST FOR CONTROL.
The lecseaaor of Lathrop, Haskins &
Co. was the house of Lathrop & Smith,
formed January 1, 1899, of which the
late Lcvi C. Lathrop and Oscar B. Smith
were ac members. Frank M. Cronise and
Alr-^rt a. Johnaon entering tbe firm a
■ear years later. The 00-partnership
i!nd«»r th*> preseni style was formed on
March 'JO. lf*O7. the partaen beins Mr.
Lsthrep and Mr. Haskins, Mr. Levericb
Y.f ing admitted in the latter part of 190 S.
Mr. Lathrop. h'. was the board mem
ber, died on February _• ir»fjr». Mr.
Lathrop owned at the time of his death
J»bout S.V. 000 syndicate certificates of
tn*> Columbus & Hoc-king, ."mi per cent
aJd
Lathrop <v f^nith In 1902 , inducted a
contf-M: for control of the Columbus &
Hocking, and at the annual meeting in
May of that year elected a board of
directors opposed "to - the administration,
headei by President William li. Zifgler.
Litigation followed, and th^ Ohio courts
decided that tht^ election of the Lathrop
& Smith representatives was illegal and
that the oid management must be con
tinued •■ control until another election
• ■a'- held under the pro\iaioiis of the
«>hio l?w. Later the control passed to
the Lathrop & Smith interests, and Mr.
Lathrop became vice-president of th"
company:
The present officers of th" compan:
WHAT BORROWERS PAY.
Sometimes borrowers on real estate
pay unrea?oiiabJe fees for loans be
cause they do no! know any better.
Experienced borrowers come to the
Title Guarantee end Trust Company
because they find our charges are
fixed and reasonable. You know the
exac; expense in advance.
TiTIE GUARANTEE
AND TRUST C?
Capital ar.d Surplus, - $14,000,000
176 BYe: . N. V J75 Bearsen St.. Hklyu.
350 falton S;., Jamaica.
YOUR
OPPORTUNITY
M*v Be !n The
QUALITY ADS.
On Pege i 1. To Dey'j
NpwYoRK Tr!RI!\T
1 elected last October, arc Beary Stanley
Haskini president, pucccedinp N. L.. C.
' Kachelmacher, resigned; vice-president,
1 A. I- Thurman. formerly secretary and
i treasurer, and secretary and treasurer,
jF. J. Shaffer, formerly auditor Iff
j Lieverich is one of the directors.
; The company, which has been in exist
' ence since ISB3, owns large, tracts of
land in Athens. Hocking. Perry and Vin
ton c-ounties. Ohio. It has valuable clay
j oepoeits on its lands and controls the
J Columbus and Hockinp Clay and Brick
' Manufacturing Company.
I Last April the Columbus and Hocking
i Oil and Gas Company, with $100,000
I capital stock, was incorporated by offi
cers <>f the coal and iron company to
drill for oil and eas on the company's
: lands, but no Important "finds' have
yet been announced. The coal and iron
I company has never been a profitable
property, and its stock, which is on the
Stock Exchange regular list, for many
years has beea the subject of manipu
1 lative orteratione.
THE DAY ON 'CHANGE.
Columbus and Hocking Coal and Iron
; ened at SS*£, or 1U points above
' Tuesday's final fleure, and was under
I ressure from the outset. From BS% to
: 78 the decline was by fractions, and then
the stock fell a point or two points be
! tween sales, until it touched 70, the next
sale being at 65, a 5-point drop. A rally
to 70 occurred, but the stock wa» at 60
by noon. At around 2 o'clock it touched
i its lowest of the day, 25. and it closed
j at 33. although the final transaction, the
i sale of twenty shares, was at 34. The
| net loss for the day was 54% points, on
total transactions of about thirty-eight
thousand shares.
The aggregate dealings on the Stock
Exchange yesterday wejre 1.664,458
shares, the largest day's business for
several months. On the decline induced
by the oaQapaa in Columbus and Hock
ing, standard issues and pool specialties
alike suffered, the lnttor thr more se
vervly, altlioiigh a rally toward the close
of the session resulted in final prices
being ■ little above the lowest.
Among the net declines were 11% points
In United States Steel common, which
went to 81%, the lowest since September;
2% In Rock Island common, 1% in Amal
gamated Copper, 2 1n American Smelt
ing and Refining common. 2% In Chesa
peake & Ohio. SM in Chicago & Alton.
5*4 in Consolidated Oas. 2% in Denver &
Rio Grande, 3 in Interborough-Metro
politati common and 414 1 i > in the preferred,
3% in Brooklyn Rapid Transit. .■'.'. in
North American and H; in Reading.
Union Pa'-ifir had a maximum decline
of 4,4 points, but closed with a net loss
of only % per cent; Northern Pacific,
after falling '2\-\ points from its high of
the day, closed 1 i under Tuesday, and
New York Central lost only "£ per cent,
although closing 1% under its best figure
of the morning.
NEW ASSEMBLY BILLS.
Gray Introduces First Local
.. Option Measure.
. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Albany, Jan. After a session lasting
only a few minutes this morning most cf
the Assemblymen hurried to the Senate
Chamber, where action on the statement
charging Senator Allds with bribery was
being taken. There vas little done besid<:3
the readiug of introduced bills, which in
cluded those of:
v <Jray. -of Sv .Lawrenw. .the first local
option bill, j>roviding for biennial local "
option 'election? In cities under the same
regulations now applicable in towns.
Senator Brackett introduced the oill in «he
Senate.
Garfein. of New York, requiring every
employer to provide insurance indemnity
for the benefit of his employes. An em
ploye ipjured while at work whose salary
is J-J.-mn a year or less is to be entitled to
a weekly compensation equal to the amount
of his salary while incapacitated. If the
injuries result in death, the next of kin are
to be allowed to recover damages for the
i.ill amount of the insurance policy, which
is not to be more than $20,000.
Harwood. of Kings, making it a felony,
punishable by a fine of 55,000 or imprison
ment for a year, for a peraon in control of
a motor vehicle who has disabled, injured
or killed a person tn leave the spot and
wilfully attempt to escape.
Hocy, of New York, providing for a de
partment ot ambulance service for New
York City, ■niih 3 commission appointed
bj the Mayor ai the head, instead of the
present board of ambulance service, con
sisting of the commissioners of Police and
Charities and the president of the board
of trustees or Bellevue and Allied Hospi
tals.
Hoey. provifline that the wase.« of all
rletl York City employes shall be paid
weekly. Another bill would grant vaca
tionE of not less than two weeks, instead
o: one week, to city employes.
Senator Brackett to-day introduced a
bill amending the insurance law b\ per
mitting fire insurance corporations to in
■orc against water breakage and leakage
of sprinklers, tanks, pumps, water pipes
or plumbing fixtures and accidental in
juries from causes other than tires t-« any
such, fiZtUTM
QIIZ FOR RUSSIAN.
Immigration Officials "Examine
Bourtseff, the. Publicist.
Vladimir Bo;.:t?eff. the Russsian publi
cist and historian, who baa been conduct
inp a campaign against agents of the Rus
sian government who have joined tiit"
ranks of the revolutionary party, arrived
here last night on the WTiita Star liner
Oceanic. He la a Email man. with gray
hair and Van Dyke beard. He speaks
tome Enjrlish. but what he had to Bay last
T.iphi for publication was told ihrouaii an
Interpreter. He was put through a close
txamination by the Immigration officials.
Inspector Scarlett askinc him an unusu
ally anC list i.i questions <on<erning ble
\iews and the object of his visit to this
country.
"1 have many frienda here," *aid Bourt
srff. 'and I have been invited by them to
come to this mtrj and tell my comrades
•:. exact truth of conditions as they exist
in Kuseia tf>-day. J expect to lecture and
4,'ive details."
Asked If he was in sympathy with any
one party in Russia, the friend of the peo
ple replied that tM wa*. in sympathy u-tth
bl! partlei if they were • progressive or
sanitations.
"No," i.c said ii; reply to questions. "I
have not been preaching terrorism nor as
sassination. I am a literary man. and as
■uch I have been aavoeattag ■ radical form
Ol government. I m opposed to bloodshed
I have always believed in and preach»-ii
for political freedom in Ru.-sia I am in
favor of a tutkmaJ monarchy or a
republican form of government. There are
great possibilities In Russia, and only the
< zai and the autocrucy are impossible. We
havf great hopes ■<• gettlnß political free
uoiti for my countiv. hut I must confers
tJiai IliisOa is worse to-day than she has
been in many yean-."
Boursteff wild he would attend the trial
of Evai> riito, and v a witness tell what ha
knows of him, but the nature of hi-- testi
mony be eaid he could not reveal.
VOTE TO RETURN BONDS.
Providence, Jan. 13.— Rhode leiand s
repudiation of o gift O f over half a
million dollars worth of North Carolina
bends was practically completed to-day
nlien >ne Senate voted to reject the gif
mul return lh-3 bonds to the donors. . Tl -
Hmjjeoi Kf-pres'ptativr- had already iskm
"iir'An:- action, bin chansrb made in the
bill s.v the (Senate make it necessary that
it so iAub io rii. Houce for concurrence.
KfcVr-TORK DULY TRIBUNE. THURSDAY. .lANTAKY 20. 1910.
FOR QUICK INQUIRY
(Caaafeaaai from Hr«i aajpa.)
aity and integrity of thr Senate main
tained. Becsuse of all this I favor tht
inquiry by the entire Senate."
ENQUIRY WILL BE THOROUGH.
Whether by the Senate or a committee
thereof, any investigation once begun of
necessity must be thorough «niJ com
plete. Everybody here baUev— that its
results will be startling, at least. Po
litically, they well mn y be disastrous to
one or both men involved, and to many
others in political circle? Indeed, the
Democrats are fairly jubilant over the
prospect, maintaining that whatever the
outcome it must improve the prospects
ol their party in the coming state cam
paign. Men in all thr groups into which
this controversy has divided the Senate
maintain that no matter what influence*
may he exerted to choke off the inquiry
or stifle anything; to which it may lead
that influence will be frustrated
Senator Davis, of Buffalo, may head
the investigating committee, as he is
chairman of the Judiciary Committee
and one of the oldest members in point
of service in the Senate. Senator
Brackett probably will take a prominent
part in the investigation.
In open Senate to-day Senator A lids
himself In dramatic fashion demanded
the most sweeping investigation of the
case possible. Senator Conger also de
manded an inquiry, and pledged himself
to give information to the properly con
stituted board of Inquiry.
Senator A lids occupied tbe Lieutenant
Governor's chair this morning when the
Senate convened owing to Mr. Whites
absence. As if unaware of the tense
atmosphere an d the groups of spectators
who filled the galleries and the Assem
blymen and state employes who thronged
the floor of the Senate behind the rail.
Senator Allds went through thy cere
mony of opening the session. Then.
after the formal prayer, he called on
Senator Hill, of Buffalo, to preside, and
as soon as h^ conid walk to his d^sk
psked for recognition, ll- held I
a typewritten statement, from which he
rc-ui his denial of the fongcr charges.
Having been recognired. Senator Allds
strode into the aisle, directly facing the
presiding officer, and began his defence
in a clear, even voice. Far back in the
last row of the seats Senator Conger sat.
3iis head craned forward, his hand to his
ear. intent to catch every word. While
Senator Allds was speaking lv did not
shift his position and apparently hardly
moved a muscle. Senator Allds was a
trifle dramati' in delivering his state
ment.
"The charge is false and the statement
a lie:" he cried, flinging his document
to the desk beside him and facing first
Senator Hill, who was presiding, and
then turning to his colleagues in the
circle of seats.
SENATOR ALLDP'P STATEMENT.
A moment later he turned directly
toward Senator Conger— even indicated
him with outstretched arm and pointed
finger— as he declared : "I court the
fullest investigation, the most public in
vestigation with the utmost speed."
Senator Allds's statement ran:
I rise to the highest question of per
sonal privilege. I hold in my hand a
copy ol- "The New York Evening Post"
under date of January 18, mo. Spread
through several columns is a personal
attack against my integrity and the in
teg.-.'ty of my own career. But the gi^t
ol the whole thing is to be found in the
direct charge made by Senator Conger
that with his certain knowedge. while he
was serving in the Assembly. I received
money to influence my official action to
secure for himself and his friends my in
fluence in defeating certain legislation
in which he was interested.
Let me ?a>- to this Senate and through
the representatives of the press here as
sembled that that charge is false and
the statement is a lie. But mere asser
tion up->n hi.s j;art that it is the truth
and the denial by myßelf count for noth
ing, in view of the gravity of the charge.
I court and demand the fullest inves
tigation, in order that the truth may be
known throughout the entire state.
Having been selected as the choice of
my Republican associates, and, by th*
vote of the Senate, having been elected
to the office of president pro tempore, it
would in the case of any other Senator
be my duty to recommend to th^ Senate
what was the proper procedure to be
adopted to settle siu'h an issue, '»ut. the
charge being against m*\ I must leave
the it^termination of what shall be the
procedure t" my associates — imposing
two condition?, viz.: that they shall pro
vide some forum in which there can be
th<- most public investigation and with
the utmost speed
It is a matter of regret that a number
of vacant t^ats will compel some slight
delay, but if th« Senate shall ser fit this
morning to order a call of the Senate so
that we may have a full attendance io
morrow or. if in ;heir judgment. ,t must
necessarily be postponed until a lull ses
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NOW AT THE
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AOTjE;— Any part of the collection remaining unsold
wjll be immediately re-shipped to England.
sion, on Monday evening next, I .'<hali be
compelled to rest content with such ac
tion as the Beaati sees fit to tak?.
hnranon. certainly, there should be a full
attendance of the entire Senate.
When the record of the two men's
lives, as it has already been written,
shall have been determined, the pres
eacfl or absence of motive will necessar
ily be the touchstone, which shall deter
mine that which at the present moment
must stand on the issue of veracity.
SENATOR CONGER TALKS.
Hardly had Senator Allds finished
hen Mr. Conger sprung to his feet.
'I, 100. favor an immediate investiga
tion of this entire matter." he said, in
rven. colorless tones. "I should he glad
to appear before a properly constituted
committee of this Senate to substantiate
any authentic statements made by me."
Senator Cobb. who was regarded as
the Allds candidate for chairman of the
Senate Finance Committee, spoke next,
declaring that what he said was said
wholly on his own initiative.
"I feel that we owe It to ourselves, to
Senator Allds and to the people of this
state to proceed with as much speed as
we can to a complete and thorough in
vestigation of this matter," said he. "It
may be a matter of inconvenience to
bring some of the absent Senators back
here, but in a matter of this magnitude
we should not hesitate. I move that the
clerk be instructed to inform absent
Senators that there will be a call of the
Senate to-morrow at 11 a. m."
Senator Grady interposed the objec
tion that some of the absentees had been
excused by the Senate and so were not
subject to a call. He thought it would
be wise to proceed in orderly fashion.
Nothing could be gained by haste, said
lv. and the matter well could wait until
Monday night. Senator Cobb could not
see any reason for delay.
"I have had experience enough with
such investigations," he said, "to know
that this will mean three or four weeks'
interruption of the business of the Senate.
Nothing can be of greater importance
than a speedy and proper investigation
of this matter. I must insist on my
motion."
BRACKETT FOR DELAY
Senator Brackett also counselled de
lay, that a proper course of procedure
might be mapped out. "1 can Re- in this
nothing but a duel to the death." he
confided to his colleagues. "I tor one
shall be glad to have an opportunity to
search for precedents. The offence al
leged to have been committed is said to
have taken place when both parties to
this controversy were members of an
other body. It is necessary to ascertain
whether the Senate has any jurisdiction
t.. take action on the expulsion of mem
bers or otherwise. The Senate, of course,
can act, and then it would rest vn the
honor and «ense of propriety of the
member against whom the report was
made to withdraw from this body. But
in a matter of this gravity examination
of precedents and analogies will not
render unprofitable a delay of a day or
two. I hope in the mean time each Sen
ator will hold himself as nearly as pos
sible in the attitude of a judge, and give
ear neither to considerations personal
nor political.
Again Senator Cobb pressed his mo
tion, declaring that to-morrow the Sen
ate must decide what course to follow.
Senator Allds said he wanted the Senate
to decide promptly what it would do.
Brackett said emphatically that every
Senator had determined that there must
be the fullest investigation, but that the
Question of procedure might prove
mighty vexatious. Finally Grady, his
patience gone by the threatened parlia
mentary tangle, served notice that he
himself would give a call of the Senate
to attSOTOW, ;uici the clerk on rollcall
took due notice of the absentee Senators,
that they might be summoned.
Senator Conger had little to say to
day, avoiding the public gaze as much
as possible. He declared in answer to
queries that bridge companies with
which he was connected had been in
dicted, as charged by friends of Senator
Allds— the Boston Bridge Company, in
Massachusetts, it was said, on a charge
of conspiracy, and the <'anton Bridge
Company, ol Canton, Ohio, for making
alleged illegal contracts.
"1 am a sVockhoider in both these con
cerns," said Senator Conger, "hut both
these indictments were against the com
panies, not against individuals. The in
dictment against the Boston company
was i blanket indictment, and after a
trial last fall the company was acquit
ted The Canton affair was about fi\e.
years ago, and after trial that compam
vas acquitted."
It is known that the cast which is b«
ing prepared by Senator Allds and his
friends is based in part on these affairs
Report has it, however, that it goes be
yond these and takes up various bridge
companies, legislative matters and Sen
ator Conger's personal record.
WANT FILL INQUIRY.
Nczc York Congressmen Gen
eral l ?/ Sympathk&t 'i'ith Allds.
TFrom The Tribune Bureau.!
Washington, Jan. 19. — charge a|
bribery made by Senator Renn Conger
against Senator J. P. Allds was read
with great interest by the New York
delegation in Congress to-day. There is
little question that the sympathy of the
delegation rests almost entirely with
Senator Allds, for whom a majority of
the Representatives profess a Y.'.xh. re
spect. The most general comment was
that If there is good ground for suspi
cion that bribery was resorted to, there
should be a thorough investigation, w hich
should include not only the actions of ;he
man said to have been bribed, but also
those of the alleged briber.
Representative Olcott summed up the
opinion when he said: "I am anxious
that an investigation be held if the
charge can be sustained in any way, and
1 believe that the briber, who appears
to have confessed, should be as thorough
ly investigated as the man against whom
be makes the charge."
Representative Bennet said: "I am
very sorry this has occurred. I think,
however that under the crrcumetancea,
in view of the gravity of the charges.
Senator Ailds should resign a? President
of the Senate and demand an immediate
investigation. If he is exonerated he
can seek a re-election. Tt might prove
embarrassing to the party in power to
have a man occupying a place of such
urominence in its affairs while he is
under grave charges made by a fellow
Senator.'
Stale Senator Wainv right was at the
Capitol to-day in the interest of a local
bill which is pending before the Naval
Affairs Committee. He denied that hi.*
visit had anything to rlo with the AUds
c harges.
STB IKE BILLS FEWER.
Ghcrardi Davis '.s Comment CM
Conger- A lids Episode.
(Jherardi Davvts, a lawyer, of No. 44 Pine
who was a member of the Assembly
in 1901. commented last night on Benei
Conger's charge against Mi colleague |
Allds and the former"? intimation that cor
ruption was a much commoner thing in
the Legislature .In 1900 and 1901 than it is to
day.
"The whole situation is a great surprise j
to me." said Mr. Davis. "I have been try
ing to recall the legislation involved in the ,'
charge of bribery against Senator Allds,
but have l>een una.ble to do so. It didn't j
concern the city members particularly, and
so I suppose it dldn t impress me.
"The Legislature to-day is on a much '
higher plane than in 19*>1. dv© largely u> the ;
influence of Governor Hughes; there can
be no question about that. From what T
know of the conditions there now I should
say that there was a very much smaller
number of strike hills introduced than
there used to be.
"But Conger's remarks on the activity j
of the Black Horse Cavalry in those days i
strike me as very much exaggerated. When |
those opposed to strike bills had the nerve
to come up to Albany and openly oppose
them in comiritto" they rarely got to the I
Governor, anc when they did he vetoed I
them. This was true of both Odell and
Roosevelt." . !
COMET VISIBLE AT SUNDOWN
Professor Jacoby Thinks Newly Found
Body May Be Seen at That Time.
The comet discovered in South Africa a
day or two ago and reported here by R. G.
Aitken, of Lick Observatory. California,
can probably be seen by New Yorkers.
Professor Harold Jacoby, of Columbia I'ni
versity, said yesterday he thought the
comet might be seen by the naked eye im
mediately after the sun goes down. very
near the sun, or during the day by fixing
the gaze a little northeast of tiie sun
through a. smoked piece of glass.
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BATTLE IN HABBOR.
Crexv of Twenty- five in Bloody
Fight on Ship.
Persons who live in the vicinity of SoaUli
Brooklyn, iii the foot of 27th »tr«M»t. at 1
a. m. this niorninc were roused from their
beds by the sounds of a terrific battle on
the waterfront, when a crew of twenty-flv^
mtm, mostly Swedes and Norw»srian^ of
the South American lvmber schooner La
Argentina, lying at the dock on rrth street,
started a free flrht among thamaHvea.
Every weapon that wan not nailed down to
the deck came into use during the fight,
and when the police cam* down on the run
and rushed aboard the hoat it was to find
three men lylni; on the deck, »tabb«d and
slashed with deep wounds, whil« the other
menibc?3 of the crew either leaped into the
water or ran beneuth deck?.
La Argentina arrived in South Brooklyn
yesterday afternoon with a cargo of lum
ber and a crew of twenty-five m»n.
Albin Slafstead, one of the crew, a Swede, [
twenty-nine year* eld and of Herculean
build, went ashore last evening, and when
he returned to the ship it was in a condi
tion bordering on delirium from the effects j
of strong drink. He began to curse every
member ot the crew on^board. He lurched
up to the side of William Murphy, of No.
l'Jtw Tiffany Place. The Bronx, raid to be a
brother of "Harlem Tommy" Murphy, the
lightweight pugilist, and the only American
among the crew.
When the drink crazed man announced
that he could whip any man on I^a Argen
tina Mi.rphy's n?;htin^ blood was up and
he accepted the Swede's challenge. The
two men walked to an open space on th«
deck and the battle began. Murphy, lisht
footed and agile, had the advantage in the
tight during the flrst few minutes. The
Swede called ui>on hi. fellow countrymen
to kill the American, and then the nght bt
came guiiinal
Slafstead, with a belaying pin. niow«<l
men d>>wn like rhafl". tn tha thickest of.
the battir the police of the Fourth avenu«
station came running down the pier, and
the flsrlrt stopped. Many of the crew
jumped overboard. The police found that
Murphy had a bad stab wound in fcda al>
domen, whil« Pierce. Brown, a Scot, was
stabbed in the riKl' T aide and John Sippo
had a sla«h, in the left lune All w»re
taken to the Norwegian Hospital. Slaf
f-tead and Otto inlanaiHi. whs had aided
Slafstead. were locked up, charged with
disorderly conduct.
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AaaaaßßtyaMia Jacob A. Mi'tnavh aaasval
Patrick Reddy. a Hariem contracio:. lor
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