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Vol:V ol: LXIX...-V 23,107:
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
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.
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
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.
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.
» was after C o'clock when the rtaC
tnent of the service became noticeable.
r-n it became more uncertain as tho
hours paᜮd. 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(~
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 *>-*.*-
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
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.
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
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.
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
i ohi-li Valley R. n. Feb. 2SUto Apr. 14.
lACft p,. : j.>. Lie B'way and Hud. Term, Bides
— Adv't.
f Stephen at TTslinillij 12; TTilllaxn P. Youngs, 12; Ira T. Wyche. 11; Joseph P. Aies.Mre. "10, as th- juffragettes.
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
••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.
A ri : " favorite with ladies
H.T P«W«y & Suns CV, 13S Fulton St., N.T
— Advl
(Photographs by McMamis. New York >
4 i —
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
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
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
m'diate reli«l foi buskj ifoice No opiates.
• I
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
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. .
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.
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."
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
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.
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