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CAR RIOTS IX PHILADELPHIA RUSH STRIKE MAKES THOUSANDS WALK T'jlc Cart* Burned -Firemen c*d Police Drive Mobs Back - Many Arrests. Philadelphia. Feb. 19.— Coming when least expected, a strike was declared npsisFt the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Ccirpany by the Amalgamated Asso ciation ■■ -•'•■■-• and Electric Railway Enxpteyes* at 1 o'clock this afternoon. •70.7 O . -■-• Th«» police and firemen were hv.sr handling turbulent crowds. y-ao car? were burned, a score of cars „.-. attacked, their crews being forced te abandon them, and numerous arrests Tvcrc mad. Except in the central part of the city streetcar service was almost si ( standstill to-night. Cars running • -- r- the central sections were heavily protected. The most sencus disturbances were in Kensington. Philadelphia's m-eat mill restrict, in the aorthisaat r art of th i:tr. Two carp in different parts of that rlinriet were attacked by boys and strike ?ympathizers. who drove off the . rew?. The cars wcr«J wrecked, and both were then set on fire. Firemen r erf. summoned, bur the cars were dam acod beyond repair before they arrived. HOSE SCATTER? CROWD. Grcal crowds collected about the humed car?, and for ?. time it • is reared a s-erious riot would follow. The Bremen, however, ere ordered to turn their hosr en the crowd and the mob ouickly scattered. Along Kensington avf-nue lumber and other obstructions were piled on the tracks The usual large Saturday night . rowd. out for fun. was in evidence, but. :h° street was heavily jioliced, arid no further ccneral disorder occurred. The traction company withdrew all its cars in that section to-ni^ht, the com pany declaring that it had men to run then), but had no desire to cause trouble. I . • southern seo • -mantown a?id other a also repotted at . trolley men and pers i '. hTany per - . -. Btru .- b% miasUeß. but no one ■ Yo- cays strike Is the second within a j rar. It came so suddenly that thou- M:;ds of persons were caught away from tr.-'r homes, and much inconvenience -ii caused by the curtailment of car service The leaders of the union say ihe trouble -was started by the company, but tire latter replies that the strike was prearranged by the union. GRIEVANCES OF THE MEN. Since the threatened strike of a month Br a committee from the union and President Charles 6. Kruger of the company bad been endeavoring: to reach p.r. agreement to take the place of the cr.c made after the strike of last sum mer, -which expires on June 1. The men asked for an increase in wages, and among other things wanted to bind the company not to recorrnize any other union but the Amalgamated Associa tion. The union leaders charged that a, rival ... •-:■•• as the United •armrns Association had been put In the field to defeat the efforts bcinsr made by the Amalgamated Association for •*;cr working conditions. The com - -air- declined to recognize the Amalga inaiVd Association exclusively, but raited that its men were free to belong to sny union they wanted to. The break in the negotiations came on Thursday an-J last gut and to-day Ebosttwo hunted men fen dismissed for "the rood Oi* tfc« service." This : roused OTe indication of the men and • ;fv b-gan turninc in their cars about 1 o'clock. The news of the desertions caickly reached ur.ior. headquarter?, with th« result that - strike order was in c'<:"ti" istuco. TEAMSTERS REAP HARVEST » was after C o'clock when the rtaC tnent of the service became noticeable. r-n it became more uncertain as tho hours paß£«d. The greatest BUculty ■*>.■■ ' -vperienccd from ~> to 7 clock. when thousands of persons from stor-=s tn<3 other places found it :mposfible to r r * a foothold oii ■-.-.--■ Lorapen«fl to v.<dk- Enterprising teaxn l^ TS T , ho lia «3 the Saturday afternoon holiday to themselves, rrsred a harvest tj hauVns "fares" to distant parts of the city. Thousands refused to ride on cars because **t <h*s t>i>r of * >eing attacked. Thf Police and Fire d'-partmer.tF. in of a -rrike. had* been on a > ir T^TiniT for a month, and were -<<:': for busings? when ihe trouble ra'tne to-dar. When the Btrlke was thr*>«t^n~3. In January, a" leaves of ab t «-t tri v <*Tf> withdrawn. «n<3 every prep *ratioi; wa<^ made to maintain pea^e. Trr moment th" fa ft that a strike had been <~sU«-d reached th«» City Halt, the r-<;.rr r .la!is vre placed in operation. Several troop? of mounted pol' l^ were in th* City Hal! court yard, and i^uads of polled and firemen -were MM tarn»d to each of the 1 •■'■-■■ barns In n-' city, rolicrmen and firemen were a»j put An the r:sr? to protect m^n who i3e?ire«i to remain at work. Mayor Reybura remained at City Hall throughout the afternoon and evening. 'My duty fs to protect the interests of tfce public," he said, "and I will do that to the best of my ability. I must set that order is prf-.served at a! 3 hazards. * wili also make an effort to m '■ that The riding public is accommodated." Hhortly _..... 10 o'clock to-night a crowd attacked two cars in the northern *tetion of the city aid aft^r driving the • :"ws from the trolleys smashed the "*iu<3ows with bricks. The Market etr«.-rt gnbwsy and its eh "'ited extension in West Philadelphia arc tot affected by the strike. The company announced to-night that -' is making but little effort to run Its •ars and that about nine hundred of Its •\rhr*cn hundred tars had been with ♦-iraAvn. The <*OTnpary. «aid thai 75 X»er "rt of its car.? would be operated t(~ •r.oirov. FLORIDA. CUBA, CAROLINA RESORTS. ttaty.ot.i Air l.inr. *-hort**st. quirkeEt, most .vttmcttve itnjtc. offl*c, llS3'l>Tvay. c 2-ih. jDfetß-iUrcft &jBtSBSStEs fttfbtuit. _ ■ ■■ fCopyrictit. i^i » fry *>-*.*- tS&?£S&:s3&. NEW- YORK, Sunday, FEBRUARY 20. 1910.-FIVE PARTS.-FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES. BUTLER ON RAMPAGE. Japanese Works Havoc in Riverside Drive Home. Marvin Emory Parrott, lawyer at No. 154 Nassau street, living at No. 547 Ttiv ersldc Drive, doubtless will not want a Japanese who fought at Port Arthur for Ms next butler. Hi* last was George TVcta. twenty-six years old. who v.a? Nt Port Arthur, and every time he took a little too much sake, or it? Occidental equivalent, lie thought be was again storming: those fortified heights in the face of Russian sabres. Wata yesterday iras left in charge of the house, and the member* of the*fam ily were amazed on their return home at the confusion that awaited them. TVata evidently had started his remi niscences with an encounter with a bot tle. Then he took a carving knife and ret to work. Tie cut holes in the car pets, carved ereat chunks from the fur niture, smashed cut class, broke bric-a brac tore down curtains and hanpinjrs Bad flit most of Mrs. Parrott's wardrobe into ■• boons The Parrott? say the dam age will amount to several thousand dol lar?. . i R RESTS LEG IS LA TOR. Dohcrtjf. "Baby" Assembly man, in A lids Case Fight. fRy T*l»craph to The Tribune. ', Albany. Feb. IS. — The Assembly's "baby- legislator. Edward A. Dohcrty, 22d District of New York, has got into trouble over the Conger -AUda investigation. I>oherty is conceded to be the Assembly's youngest member, and possibly he was not old enough to know better than to get Into an argument in one of Albany's "boliemian resorts" at 3 o'clock in the morniner. It was that time this morn ing when Patrolman Sigsbee came across him and a drug clerk named Finn hand ing out blows to each other in the midst of a group of men. The patrolman took both of them to the nearest police ■sta tion. They were admitted to bail and appeared before Magistrate Brady this morning. In explaining the trouble Finn told the judge that he ■was th<= only Democrat in a party of men who had been arguing" about the outcome of th" AUds investi gation. For that reason, he paid, the whol° crowd got toother and "trimmed him." H^ vu allowed to g°. while Doherty pleaded not guilty. His case was set down for next Wednesday and his bail was continued. Doherty gave th^ name of "Edward Willis" when pleading. His cas*-- was ad journed until next wcclr. CLEW TO THE MSA. Wreckage Off Cape Fear May Indicate Tug's Fate. ■delpfaia, Feb. I?.— A life buoy marked vith -four letters, which may have been from the missing naval tug Nina, was sighted drifting at sea by the bark Good News, now in port from Jacksonville. Captain Erikson says that on Febru ary LI in latitude 33:59 north, longi tude 76:22 "west (off Cape Fear) he passed considerable wreckage, among which was the buoy. The. captain did not know the Nina was missing and did not make a dose inspection of the buoy. The Good News encountered extreme ly heavy weather the same day. The galley, boatswain's room and the cabin of the Good News were torn from their fastc nines. WHEAT HIS NEMESIS. Finally Leads Disgraced Bank er to His Death. Loransport. Ind.. Fob. 19. — The body oi John F. Johnson, former president of the State National Bank of this city was found in the Wabash River to-day. Johnson served six years in prison for embezzling $•""'"'.'' of the bank's funds. Recently he had been a grain broker. It is supposed be committed suicide Two months aco "• lost heavily in wheat and sold his horn* to mcc: his debts He had since been dejected. Johnson always was fascinated by th« •wheat market. At the time of his trial. in 1597, he testified that if the bank ex aminer had given him one more day of grace he could have i lade a great fort une In wheat." .Tohns^r succeeded his father in the presidency of the bank, and he said that the older man left a shortage of 5200.000 when he retired. Johnson said Vie gam bled in n «> hope of recouping this deficit. GRIEF CAUSES DEATH. Girl Pined Away Because She Couldn't Teach School. ■ Heartbroken - - .-- her failure to ob tain a certificate so that she could enter the training schoo! for teachers and thus r^ach the height of h*r ambition. Agn^s May .... seventeen old daughter of William Galletly, died yesterday at her home. No. 270 Ainslie street, Brooklyn. Although the pri mary cause of death^vas given a:- pneu monlaj the girl's mother said that Agnes fc.id grieved herself ■■'•■■ The girl wa? gradual"! from the East crn District High School last June. She wanted to become a teacher, even if only in a little country town, and went to th Board of Education to obtain the cer tijicate which would entitle her to enter -he training fcfaooL Mrs. Galletly said that one of the women physicians of the Eggs i posits: a teacher, tb Board of Education that a t VI ..' t a co id. which developed Into ft:,%gjnd° hastened her death. GEORGE I HAM ARRESTED Ex-President of Failed Mexico City Back Accused of Breach of Trust. ._ city Feb. 19. -George \\. Ham. ■ vlexll as ores sdrnt of the United State 3 lar.Kinr Company tnat went into the hands l.ankms *- *- fM -«ral weeks ago. was ar ''' « receiver _, the Tlalpam Sanatorium rested «°^ o f hreach of trust k «ive n « ■ . '" , Pen;.*, and v , a . u \~-ves 1:25 P. M. Su- PrT.S a roadTS' and service. ... road* »"-j ■■ .-. . t. TWO KILLED BY DRINK-MAD CLEBK SHOT DOWX BROTHER AXD FA THER-IN-LA W. Tried Suicide, but Was Vis armed - - Little Feeling Shown After Arrest. Half crazed by drink and domestic; troubles. John C. Gargan, twenty-six years old. of No. 653 Atlantic avenue. Brooklyn, last evening shot and killed his brother and his father-in-law in the saloon of Joseph Kces. at Marry and Lexington avenues. Gargan attempted to kill himself, and when that failed he tried to escape, but was caught within a few blocks of the saloon. He is a cierk in a South Brooklyn ropewalk. His brother was Harry J. Gargan. twenty rive years old. of the same address, where the father-in-law, Martin W. Hynes, also lived. Harr> Gargan'wae a lawyer, with an office at Xo. IS Wall street. He was a member of Company B of the 13th Regi ment. Mr. Hynes was sixty years old and a tailor's cutter. Frederick W. Scott, a harness maker, of No. 071 Lafayette avenue, Brooklyn, vas in the saloon with a. number of friends just before 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon when John Gargan came in and ordered a drink. A quarter of an hour later Harry Gargan and Mr. Hynes entered the saloon. "Come, let's have a drink," Mr. Hynes said, according to Mr. Scott. Some talk about household affairs fol lowed when John Gargan made a men acing gesture at Mr. Hynes. Harry advanced toward his brother. As he did so John drew a revolver and fired. The bullet struck Harry in th« head and he fell. KILLS AS HE PROTESTS. "My God" exclaimed Mr. Hynes. As he uttered tho words John shot him twice in the head. Mr. Hynes toppled over the body of Harry. An ambulance surgeon said that both men had been killed Instantly. After shooting the two men John Gar gan placed the revolver against his own head. Just as he pulled the trigger Otto H. Ehler. the bartender, ran from be hind the bar and struck Gargan under the arm The bullet lodged in the ceil ing. Gargan stepped back and again at tempted to shoot himself. Ehler struck the revolver from the. man's hand. Gar gan then rushed through a side door and ran through Ifarcy avenue, with Ehler and Pasquale Ferrai. of No. 113 Hudson avenue, at his heel?, shouting: "Stop him; he's a murderer!" At Greene avenue Patrolman John V. Dawson. of the Gales avenu-3 station. joined in the chase and soon caught Gargan. Followed by an excited crowd. Dawson took his prisoner to the Gates avenue station. Gargan lit a cigarette, took a s^at in a boetblack'6 chair and coolly gav<=- his pedigree. When first questioned he ?aid: "I have nothing to say." Later he said: "I don't know why I did it ' On the way to th» station. Dawson paid: Gargrjn repeatedly exclaimed: **Oh, my Gen : I've kiiied my dear brother Harr>." Th" Blaj-er didn't any "motion, however, in the station house, an] main tained his calmness when locked in a • • 11 Gargan is said to have told the police that P.f bought the revolver in Broad way early in the afternoon, thus show ing, the detectives said, premeditation. MARRIAGE KEPT SECRET. In June last Gargan married Miss Etta. Hynes, a school teacher. The marriage was not known to either of the families of the couple until September. Mr. H.'.n^p is said to have expressed dissatis faction, as he knew that Gargan was unsteady in hi* habits Subsequently he accepted the situation with outward good grace, and Gargan and his bride went to live with Mr. Hynes. For some time Gargan is said to have cut his old associates, but the lure of hi? former life finally proved too strong: for him. To his fondness for drink, it was said, he added a passion for drug.-". ■Mr. Hynes is reputed to have stood his conduct chiefly for his daughter's sake, but recently h» told friends that his pa tience was exhausted, and that he and his daughter had determined to make Ga reran shift for himself. Evidently Harry Gargan had agreed with Mr. Hynes. for yesterday he. Mr. Hynes and Mr?. Gargan moved most of their effects to another house. John Gargan bad expected that they would take mieh action, and he was in a dis agreeable mood when he left the house yesterday. It is supposed that he went to New York, visited a few saloons h« had been in the habit of frequenting, bought the revolver, and then returned to Brooklyn to kill his father-in-law. The police believe that he did not plln to kill his brother, but that in the. fury of the moment he shot regardless of all consequences. TO SPEND $5,000,000 ABROAD C. M. Schwab Awards Coke Oven Con tracts to Germans. South Bethlehem Penti . Feb. I?.— An nouncement was made here to-day that Charles M. Schwab, as president ;of the Bethlehem Steel Company, has awarded a contract to firms in Berlin and Stettin for the erection of four hundred coke ovens at th» Saueon plant of the Bethlehem Steel Company, at a cost of nearly $5,000,000. The i.apacity of the ovens will be> three thousand tons a day. Saucon is about eight miles south of South Bethlehem. YOUTH'S LEAP SAVES HIS LIFE. il:v Taltmi "l'll to The Tribune. | Stamford. Conn.. Feb. 19.— '.'aught on a trestle west of the Stamford railway sta tion, with no other chance of escaping an approaching freight train. Charles H. I>ixon, eighteen years old. of Orange street. Jump*'' off the trestle into the Rlppowan ICiver, twenty ftet below. "I had to break the Ice to get ashore," said the boy, "anil, handicapped by my overcoat, I liar) a hard time of H." He buffer, .i no ill effects 550 TO PACIFIC COAST. i ohi-li Valley R. n. Feb. 2SUto Apr. 14. lACft p,. : j.>. Lie B'way and Hud. Term, Bides — Adv't. FUTURE GENERALS IX A WEST POINT PLAY. i f Stephen at TTslinillij 12; TTilllaxn P. Youngs, 12; Ira T. Wyche. 11; Joseph P. Aies.Mre. "10, as th- juffragettes. "THE .iRMY CTRL." LONG JAIL TERMS COUNTERFEITERS GET 150 YEARS IN ALL. Plead for Mercy and Leader Collapses — Eight Go to Atlanta 7 To-day. Handcuffed two and two. eight men, surrounded by United States deputy marshals, left the Federal Building' last evening. As they stepped upon the side walk a hand organ operated by an aped Italian was playing the Miserere from "Tl Trovatoro.- and as the line of men lengthened for the journey to the Tombs the ~ clock in the Hteeple of St: Paul's tolled 6. The Prisoners. convicted counterfeiters, were on the first stage of their' journey to Atlanta, to serve a combined sentence of 150 years. For twenty-five days their counsel had battled for their liberty before Judge Ray and a jury in the Criminal Branch of the United States Circuit Court. For the' same period the counsel for the gov ernment. Abel I. Smith. Assistant United States Attorney, had fought for their conviction. The culmination came yes terday afternoon hen the jury, alter a two hours' session, found a verdict of puiltv The same length of time was spent in imposing sentence, which was done amir; sods of the prisoners and one of their counsel, and the collapse of Giuseppi Morello, who was said to be the leader of the whole hand. The sen tences folio* : $ , iW> PALERMO, eighteen — *** S!^r^prr caucchio. seventeen year, ,nd ' TgnTzlo'glGulo. Bft«i years «4 %X«« f "T.M J v,\T---rr OKA. ft««« years and S1 °°° ::iCOUO STLVEST-RO; fifteen years and $1,000 cn AN-TOMO .---at., fifteen y«» "« d $i.w> ' "vd c Ray started the day with the charge to the jury. The courtroom was crowded with women relatives and friends of the prisoners and many men who had been present throughout he trial - Women and men listened to th* court's charge through the nearly three hours before it was ended. They read no hope, for the prisoners, who drooped more and more as Judge Ray went on. There was no apparent bias in the charge as the points made by the prose cution and the defence were Bummed up, but there was in the recital of the evi dence enough to discourage. The Jury came in after deliberating two hours. When it was announced that a verdict had been found the courtroom was cleared of all but the counsel, news paper men and deputy marshal?. The corridor, on the order of Judge Ray. was also cleared, and fifteen Headquarters men aid<vi the marshals in the task. Then the door of the courtroom was locked. jIKN KEG TOR MERCT. ••We find the defendants guilty as .■harped 'n the Indictment," announced the foreman affr the jury had been polled. This meant on all six counts. Th-* convicted men looked to th^-ir coun ee] ;. ■• one man. Miiabeau L Towns arose and asked for a stay after a mo tion t«J set aside the verdict had been refused. This w;is also denied. Then the sentencing was begun. Pleas for niercy were mart^ for the prisoners one by one, and they In turn pleaded for leniency. Calicchio was the first to be ordered to the bar. "I am poor; I have no frienda; 1 have no mor.ey >'J friends deserted me and I could t.btain no witnesses." he sai:l 4 ontinurd <>□ third pacr. CEWEY'S SPARKLING BURGUNDY. A ri : " favorite with ladies H.T P«W«y & Suns CV, 13S Fulton St., N.T — Advl WILLIAM C. SHERMAN'. 10, AS THE WITCH. (Photographs by McMamis. New York > 4 i — I PLAY AT WEST POINT. Cadets Seen in Annual 100 th Night Performance. [By Telegraph to Trie Tribune 1 West Point. N. T.. Feb. 10.— Cullum Hall v.as crowded to-night with friends of the cadets -who came here to help them celebrate the annual one-hun dredth night performance presented by the Cadet Dialectic Society in joyous expectation that in one hundred days some will doff the cadet grey for the army blue, while other? vi!l pc one >' ear nearer that goal. The entertainment was a musical ex travaganza entitled 'The Pipe Dream," in -\Nhich "West Point is shown in 1929, v ith all the ironclad rules abolished, and life at the Academy one continual round of pleasure. A suffragette congress has paEsed a law making West Point co educational. Paragraph 132, Regulation? of th* United States Military Academy, pro hibiting th" cadets from drinkms. baa become obsolete, and the- combined forces of m^n ;>nd v.omen cadet? arp having a gay time in a. cafV' when a witch from "West Point headquarters iTPHkf the The booh is by Cadet "William C. Sherman, '12, and the lyrics v Calvin M. Smith. "I'" 1 , and W. C. Sherman. '12 The cast: Ja-k Armistead . Willie D. Crif t ibens&r. '12 Bobby Barr. "a chip off the pi.! block" Walter Moore. '10 Billy Booker, on* of Jean Bart posterity.. Calvin M. Smith. # 10 Professor Heller, Department of Engineering . Paul S. Reinecke. '11 Mrs. Ilpn.=!\ a suffra^tt" Stephen M Walmsl<*v, "12 Colonel F. S. Strong Corps Of Engineers. C. S. A Robert T. Gray. '11 Colon*-! H. r-!k. Ordnance Department. U. 3. A John .-■ Wood. "13 Second Lieutenant D. Owen Byars, 10th C. S. Cavalry Max S. Murray. 11 Mr. Lawson, keeper of th*- grounds at Palm Beach William Dean. Jr.. '12 El Capltan Snort, Department of Tactics Ralph c- Holliday. '12 Marcaret Sherman William P. Youngs, '12 Oraoe Torry Ira T. Wyche. "11 Mary Chamberlin . . . Joseph P. Alessire. '10 Cat", valet for Jack's and Bobby's house... Arthur C. Evan*. '11 j - i- O'Connor Walter G. miner. "12 Patrtcia MrOinnis - Herman A tL'iloa. "12 •Witch "William r. Sherman 10 A 50,000-TON SHIP Hawburg- American Line to Build Greatest Steamer. Hamburg, F^h. IP —lt i? unoffi announced that the Hamburg- American Steamship Company intends next week to give a <-ontra<-t to the Vulcan Ship building Company Cor the construction of a transatlantic st^am^r. displacing from 45,000 to 50,000 tons. Th° steamer is designed to be 800 feel Its. with a F po<=r] of twenty-one knoi CLASH WTTH FACULTY Young • Ivins's Suffragette Sign Ordered Dotvn. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. i Cambridge. Mass.. Feb. 19.— Harvard University has no more. earnest advocate of woman's suffrage than James S. T. Ivins'. of the Law School, son of William M- Ivins, of New York City, but his zeal may get him into trouble with the fac ulty. A bright yellow placard bearing the letters "Votes for Women" appeared in the window of I\ ins's apartments in Craigie Hall a few days ago. As his rooms face the street the placard at tracted much attention. His answer to those who asked his reason was "Every little bit helps." The card became a burning topic, as Craigle Hall is situated in the • busiest thoroughfare in Harvard Square, and the matter finally reached the ear.- of the college resent. Edward Bromley. the proctor, called on Ivins this morn ing and said the sign must come down, lvlns resented this interference, and some heated talk followed, it Is said. Finally the proctor advised Ivins to see Charles M. Steams, repent of the col lepe, as the action was taken at his comm and. The placard was removed,'! but the end is not yet. Ivins's friends de clare. BROWNS BRONCHIAL TROCHES. lim m'diate reli«l foi buskj ifoice No opiates. • I SCULPTOR TO FIGHT XIMEXES ST. i Tl AR Y MAY BE SOLD. Was Seized by Customs In- spectors — Carried Three Times Across Atlantic. Unless Ettore Ximenes, sculptor, called .Italy the modern Michaelangelo, can prove his title clear to nine bronze pieces of statuary sculptured by him. before the United States District Court on March 1. they will be forfeited to the government and sold at auction. Xim enes will contest the seizure. The bronze pieces made three journeys across the Atlantic on the steamship Dura degli Abruzzi before the customs authorities seized them. Ximenes has attracted attention in this country as the sculptor of th* bust of Giovanni da Verrazano and the de tail, in Battery Park. Verrazano. ac cording to his countrymen. discovered th« Hudson before Henry Hudson sailed up the stream in the Half Moon, and the memorial at the end of Manhattan was unveiled during the Hudson-Fulton cele bration last autumn. The sculptor has also made i statue in bronze of Presi dent Taft. According to customs officials the de partment here learned of the shipment of the nine pieces of statuary ju?t as the steamship Duca degli Abruzzi sailed from Naples for this country. When she landed there was no manifest for the works of art. it was said, and an effort was made to seize them, but they were taken back to the steamship, which car ried them to the home port. Representations to the steamship com pany were made by Surveyor Clarkson's men, and the nine pieces were reshipped to this country and seized on their ar rival. The authorities have an affidavit from the sculptor giving the value of the shipment as 5,600 lire, or about $1,200 hi American money.. Ximenes has denied strenuously that he intended to evade the duty or the statuary, and it was yesterday that his counsel would fight the case when it comes up in the court. A notice of the proposed hearing was recently published by the United States Marshal. This recited, that the goods were seized because of alleged violation of the customs laws, and that unless th«» claims of the owner were upheld by rh«« court the statuary would be condemned and declared forfeited, after which it would be sold. - It was said at the Custom. Hou?% yesterday that th* nine pieces were un loaded from the steamship on her first arrival here and placed on the pier pre paratory to removal. A customs watch man was on that day assigned to the pier for the first time, and as he ex amined every piece of baggage taken off the statuary was taken back to the ship. A search of the pier was made, but it could not be found, and. supposing that it had , been transshipped, the company was : prevailed upon •to cable for its prompt return, i * r \ l AUTO BILLS OBJECTED TO. Ashokan Board Has No Need of Cars. Says Goldsmith. Kingston. N. V . Feb. 13.— Pursuant to the recent suggestion of Mayor Gaynor of New- York that all. unnecessary expenses of the Ashokan Commissioners be done away with; Assistant Corporation Counsel Goldsmith, of 'New York, objected to-day before Jus tice Betts here to the payment of automo bile bills contracted by the commissioners. Mr. Goldsmith said that, in the cases under consideration, the properties visited by the commissioners were easy of access by hor»« and carriage from th« railroad station, and In the future the necessity of automobile hire should be shown before payment could be expected. Frederick R. Rich, of New York, was to-day appointed commissioner of appraisal in Ashokan section No. 11 to succeed John J. Dwyer, resigned. . * PRICE FIVE CENTS. MAYOR DEPARTS lit HIGH DUDGEON THOUGHT DIGXITY WAS OUTRAGED. S v ffolk (onn tv \ i ssona t ion Diner* Get Ta*tc of Gaynor s Spirit. Mayor OBJ— ■ exhibited a d*cidcd <•■ of outraged dignity la3t nlsht at '" dinner of the Suffolk County Associa tion at the Hotel Astor. whm. aft-r coming: to the banquet room and having been waited upon by a committee, h« turned around and walked right out a rain With his nearest neighbor at St. James. Melville Smith, and A. W. Tut hill. the secretary of the association, calkin? beside him. and endeavoring to offer their apologies, the Mayor indig nantly stalked out and left the building with but a few words of explanation. ■ - *I wouldn't mind if I were a private individual.* the Mayor told me." satd Secretary Tuthlll. "but as th* Mayor of the city I should have been waited upon and received properly, and they should have waited for me."* The Rev. Dr. John F. Carson. . *»t Brooklyn, was speaking when the Mayor arrived, and as his allotment of time was nearly up the committee who met th-s Mayor at the door offered to escort htm to the platform. KEPT ON* WITH STEECH. , He chose, however, to stand Just in ■Us ON door, and the Suffolk County men near by craned their necks and then quickly offered chairs to his honor. Dr. Carson kept on. Evidently he did not see. the distinguished guest, or. IS he did, he took the Mayor's hesitancy at the doer as leave to finish bis talk. Secretary Tuthill was apprised of Mayor Gaynor*3 arrival before h» reached the banquet room, and went with Melville Smith to welcome him. After th- surprising episode with th«» Mayor. Mr. Tuthill returned to the plat form, where he whispered a. few word* to Charles D- Baker, of Brooklyn, the toastmaster of the dinner. "I have very bad news to break M you." said the toastmaster then to th* diners. "Mayor Gaynor. whom we all expected to be present, will not be here. He arrived at the door while Dr. Car son was speaking; he was waited upon, but was unwilling to wait. He went away at once." "Deep silence greeted the toastmaster's explanation, and a gloom fell over th dinner, which up to that point had been a happy, laughingly enjoyable affair. Before that each speaker had proudly erred to the fa- 1 that New- York had had to go to Suffolk County, to v Si- James, to get its chief executive.' Mr. Tuthill explained afterward th» action of the welcoming committee, con sisting of himself and Neighbor Smith. of St. James. "He promised to be here at 10:20." sa id Mr. Tuthill. speaking of Mayor Gaynor. "and we were ready to receive him- He arrived a half hour ahead of time. Dr. Carson was in the middle of his speech. We waited upon him at once at the. door. and offered him a seat Dr. Carson was soon to finish, and we were ready to escort him to a seat, or to the platform immediately. He walked out without any explanation, and directed the «•• vator boy to take him down. If Dr. Car son had not been nearly throusrh «i would have stopped him at once." GAYNOR SHOWED ANGER. Mr. Tuthill's explanation covered only the barest outline. As a matter of fact. he and other witnesses explained after ward, the Mayor walked down th« Ions: hallway of the hotel with every evidence of great displeasure. His brief explanation to the committee of the Suffolk County Association was shot at them just before the elevator doors clanged shut as th» Mayor was taken down to the street floor and away from the diners, numbering about six hundred, who were then awaiting him. Groups of diners got up end Ml th* banquet room to stroll into the- adjoining hall, apparently with the hope that their toastmaster had been mistaken and that the Mayor was simply waiting outside. They talked it over in th* hallway, and more and still more of them came cut until th» banquet room wa<* half de ferted, aft»r x . » toastmaster told them of Mayor 3ayn.or's departure. The dinner, previous to the arrival and sudden departure of the Mayor, was full of Long Island fun. frequent references to the Mayor's own pet campaign phrase of "Long Island clam-digg*r«. oh. y> clam- diggers" provoking a roar of ap plause each time it was mentioned. After the announcement about the Mayor's failure to remain with them, however, there were no more reference* to Suffolk County and St. James, and Congressman J. Hampton Moor*, .of Philadelphia, a friend of Congressman Cocks, of Oyster Bay. brought up th name of another hero of Long Island. "We've heard ■ rumor." said th* Phil adelphia Congressman, "that when a certain citizen comes back from Afric* Mr. Cocks will voluntarily retire in hi* favor, so that this famous citizen of your county may preside over the na tional Legislature." The utterance was well r»»c«»i\ th<» diner?, but Congressman Moore •w°r%i on to say that he h<r happen. The Mayor was expected at still an other dinner last night. The Browns ville Board of Trade waited and waited for him in the Imperial Hotel, Brooklyn, but waited in vain. At midnJght every one of the two-*hun dred or more in the company confessed himself entirely mystified because neither Mr. Gaynor nor S. W. Row,-, chairman of the Eastern Parkway Association, a ith some newspaper men who went foe cim in an automobile.' had arrived or sent word. Th» were to take Mr. Gaynor to the reporters' dinner and Mr. Row* then was to whisk him back to Brooklyn for the Brownsville dinner. AUGUSTA. AIKEN A RESORTS SOUTH. Southern Railway Alken i Augusta Spe cial: Lv. N. T. daily 10:2% A M Dran-in? room and Stateroom sleeping cars. . Dtninr car service. N. T. Office. 1 1200 Broidnay — Advt.