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V"* LXX — N° 23,234.
j a i! Attendants Think He Eats.
Sleeps and Talks Like a
Normal Man.
Steward Says Prisoner Is Sane,
-nd an Italian Neighbor Is
Coming to Give a Sim
ilar Opinion.

Tttrrr -was another solitary day for
jVjrtrr Charlton in his cell on Jersey
(•jty Heights yesterday, and again there
veTV widely varying accounts of his
fondition. To the untrained observa
tion of his jailers he had slept well and
parsed ■ peaceful night. Dr. W. J.
Arlitz, police surgeon of Hoboken, the
>;<.» Jersey alienist employed by the de
fence, no arrived at the jail at ."»
o'clock in the afternoon and spent an
hour with the prisoner, said Charlton
v S( j not slept well.
Before Dr. Ariitz arrived the deputy
*arc<^n and the keeper who has charge
0 , t h» Tjor on which is Charlton's cell
talked some of their prisoner. He was
a qimt. "°-J behaved young man. the
■ssiSß said. He slept well last night.
tpd at* » g'«r»d breakfast and a good
l-jncheon. He has spent most of the
csy reading."
The keeper was asked if he had ever
teen Charlton throw himself on the floor.
or had known him to rave, as described
br Dr. Arlitz. *
"Dr. Arlitz says he does, and I sup
pose he must," the keeper replied.
-Just Like Any One Else."
'•But did you ever see him do it?" was
"So." he said. "I never saw it."
"How does he seem to you?"
"Just like any one else. He's quiet
and keeps to himself. He reads must of
the time."
■ You had charge of him last night.
flidn't you?" was the next question.
"Sure," the keeper said.
"How did he sleep?"
"He slept all right. I couldn't see
anything wrong with him."
Dr. Arlitz arrived about T» o'clock in
his automobile, and went into the prison,
tsrrying ■ paper bag paid to contain
fruit for the prisoner. An hour later
the doctor came out, looking very grave,
and leaned against the door to talk to
th* reporters.
■ taik to him much to-day," he
H:-j. ir. reply to tbe first question. "He
BSSat in any condition to talk. He
well last night. I just sat
ttched him and observed his con-
When the prisoner did talk, the dew-
Tor said, he did not seem worried about
' .bis position, or to have any remorse for
"'his deed. "He doesn't seem to feel It
at all" Dr. Arlitz. said.
Iffcea he again snpke of »;harltons
■BsWiosJ the doctor VxK-ame immediate
ly pave.
"He has one nervous tremor after an
other." h* said; "a constant succession
cf them." The doctor illustrated by
clenching his fists, pressing his elbows
to Us side and forcing a spasmodic
trembling of his entire frame.
"What does that indicate, doctor?"
nas asked.
"Extremely Neurotic."
"It Indicated that he was in an »
tremely neurotic condition." the doctor
"Well, what is the outlook for his re
The doctor shook his head. "I can't
tay anything about that." he said.
"But if his condition is the result.
« yea have said, of what occurred af
t^r'his marriage, is there any reason
Vby he should not recover?"
DM doctor replied, non-committally:
"A great many such cases do recover."
H* cjualiSed this by adding: "I don't
know what effect his tuberculous con
dition might have on him.'
Dr. Arlitz explained that while he
had made no physical examination of
Charlton. he bad no doubt, from what
hi had heard and from the signs that
«w Plain to any physician, that
Charlton had tuberculosis. "I under-
Hand," he said, -that his left lung is
■ff«ct*d a"«l that the area affected is
quite extensive. The right lung also
snay b«; affected."'
Tr doctor was asked if Charltons
nervous condition might not be the re
wlt of auto-suggestion.
"That * drawing it" pretty fine," he
«H; 'auto-suggestion, hypnotism and
that of thing. I certainly haven't
£ot him hypnotized.
Havr you examined him -<r treated
him medically?- was then asked. -
"I am not* authorized to treat him
nwJkall-," the doctor replied.
"Uo you think he is In need of medical
"Bui if be is in such a condition as
Jou describe, don't you think he should
**\' -. «=•*'.••
•Nc, certainly not," the doctor said.
"If I bad him un<? er my care in^ Ho
•*en I would simply talk to him."
"Do you mm you would use mental
fc UtgCfc-tion?" was asked.
The doctor shied at every mention of
■SBJBii |||| -No," be said. "No, I
Uven't said anything about mental sug
»*tW And then to bis driver: "We
T ou!d better get out of here."
Prisoner Reads in Cell.
CUrlton had two books in his cell to
'-<"■- Dr. Arlitz sald-"Adam Bede" and
"The La* Days of Pompeii-" He said
fa * *ould visit the prisoner daily, though
h « hid said on Saturday that he was
r tady to make his report at any time.
"« thought that Drs. Dana, Hamilton
i!i <l Fisher would visit Chailton again
*» a Wednesday.
**. PMier said yesterday that BO far
fctand Dr. Hamilton and' Dr. Dana had
**•»* on;, one examination, on Friday.
H * did not know when they would make
County Physician Charles H. verse
S^ hie assistant. Dr. A. P. Haskins.
**»« a tour of the jail yesterday, but
liimnued en llilrd pa*e.
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To-day, Hourly mill warmer.*
To-morrow, tinspttlrd t weather; htm wind*.
Who says Porter Charlton is neurotic.
Troops Asked for to Capture a
Desperate Georgian.
Ocilla, Ga.. Jun^ 20.— Chief of Police
Davis and Deputy Sheriff Sheffield were
killed, and Deputy Sheriff Bass and
Sheriff Mclnnis and Deputy Sheriff
Tucker were wounded here to-day by
W. H. Bostwick, who is yet barrcaded
in his house here with his six children.
He is well armed and threatens to
kill everybody his bullets can reach.
Governor Brown has been asked to
send troops.
Threats of lynching are being: made,
and a crowd of men is forming that may
rot await the coming of soldiers. Bost
%vick is well armed and has a good sup
ply of ammunition. The first attack on
P.optwick's house was made at 2 o'clock
this afternoon. He was charged with a
misdemeanor, and Sheriff Mclnnis, with
Chief Davis and Deputy Sheriffs Bass
and Tucker, went to arrest him.
When they came within close range
Bostwick opened fire and Chief Davis
fell dead and Bass was wounded. The
other men removed the dead and
wounded and summoned a posse from
Ocilla and Irwlnville and surrounded
the hnusf. Sheriff Mclnnis, with Depu
ties Tucker and Sheffield, led the on
slaught, and BoHtwk-k killed Sheffield
instantly and wounded the other two
Bostwick is still unharmed In hie
home. The scene of the encounter is
several miles from here.
Atlanta. June 25. — Adjutant General
Scott, after a conference to-night with
Governor Brown, decided to send the
military company at Fitzgerald to the
gcenp in Irwin < 'nunty of to-day's fatal
battle between a Sheriffs posse and W.
H. Bostwick.
The general ordered Captain Charles
A. De Lang of the Fitzgerald Guards to
sound the riot call, get together as many
of his men as possible and proceed on
a special train to Jrwinville without de
lay, reporting to Sheriff Mclnnis.
The special troop train left for Irwin
ville at midnight and was expected to
reach that place shortly before 1 o'clock.
The scent: of the shooting is fourteen
miles west of Irwinville. and this dis
tance the troops will have to cover afoot.
Suspicion of Trachoma Keeps
Haytian on Ellis Island.
. Unless the Marine Hospital surgeons
at Ellis Island decide that he is not af
fflicted .with trachoma, Michael Abra
hams, a wealthy merchant and banker
Of St. Marc, Hayti. will be unable to
lea«« $10,000 in trade in this city.
Mr. Abrahams came to this port
yesterday from Hayti on the steamship
Prins Wfllen V. of the Roy«l Dutch
West India Mail Line. He is about
thirty-five years old. was well dressed,
and brought with him a letter of credit
for jIOiOOO. His health was satisfactory
in every way, but the surgeon who
boarded the steamship at Quarantine
suspected he had trachoma. Being an
alien Mr. Abrahams was sent to Ellis
island for observation. The ship's doc
tor saidhe was confident thai the de
tained traveller was not suffering from
trachoma, but with merely a cold which
had settled in his eyes.
Mr Abrahams said he has come to
New York every two years to make pur
chases for his store in St. Marc. He
was indignant over his detention, and
declared that if he. were not permitted
to land it .would be impossible for him
to make satisfactory purchases.
On the assumption that he might be
prevented from landing he gave his tet
ter of credit to Captain Aarents. of the
Prins Willem V. with a list of the goods
he wished to buy- If he is ordered de
ported the skipper will art as his agent
in buying some of the goods, but it »
thought that the important orders will
be curtailed. , . .
Parachute Fails to Open in Time to
Break Performer's Fall. .
Belleville. N. •)■• « 26.-Geon?e Taylor,
of^pSelPhia. was severely Injured by
the failure of a parachute to open as he
?,. dropping from a balloon this evening.
<He IsTst Mary's -2l.*pluil. id »•*.
„ a "urained ankle. Lruist-s OO his body.
*SLr with Thomas Moore, of Jackaon
•^ Ha went up U. a hot a,r baUoo.
) m HUteld* Amusement Park to do a
frO T, rdn.t.- drop. Taylor cut loo.se
d °H his nrst arachu., opened, but when
a " I fJd to the second parachute It did
he changed J g^g „„ faH
rnt n C \£ at sat He was picked
iXI Moore tna-le his descent
The Four Brothers Celebration
Starts with Battle in Streets
of Chinatown.
i ,
After Smoke of Conflict Cleared
Members Were Anxious
About Feed — Police
Make Arrests.
One Chinaman is dead, another dying,
a third wounded and seven prisoners are
in the Elizabeth street station as the re
sult of a pitched battle with revolvers
yesterday afternoon at Mott and Pell
streets, in Chinatown.
The Four Brothers fared badly, as one
of their members, Chu Foo, died last
night at the Hudson Street Hospital,
another is under arrest with a bullet
wound in his thigh, while the third man
shot was an innocent bystander. Sing
Jin. who kept a fruit and candy stand
[at Xo. 28 Pell street, three doors from
Mott street, where the battle took place.
The Four Brothers were to celebrate
| yesterday the 2.000 th anniversary of the
establishment of their society. Inci
dentally they were to have as the guest
of honor Chu Hen, who was acquitted a
few days ago, although six disinterested
white men swore they saw him shoot
i Chong Fook Quen dead at Park Row
and Pearl street on Sunday, April 10.
Such an affair was bound to lead to
trouble, so Captain Hodgins was on the
watch. He has been expecting trouble
ever since his failure to bring about the
signing of the peace pact.
Were Looking at Flags.
Yesterday at 4 o'clock he was at the
patrol stable, Xo. 37 Mott street, just
opposite Pell street. A minute later he
was standing with Sergeant John Mag
ner and Patrolman Homer Willis ad
miring the great red triangular flag,
with green scalloped edges, which hung
from the Chinese Delmonlco, at No. 24
Pell street, proclaiming that the Four
Brothers were celebrating. As the three
men met they turned to look at the flag,
when they heard what they thought was
the crackle of fireworks, coming from
Pell and Mott streets, a few doors away.
Swinging around to see who was set
ting off firecrackers, they saw a group
of eight or ten Chinese blazing away at
one another at close range. The three
guardians of the peace ran to the spot,
the heavyweight captain leading his men
to the corner. Tn the mean time John
Lang. jr.. the patrol driver, who heard
the firing from the stable, rushed across
the street and right into the zone of fire-
He grabbed Horn Hong and Yu Kom
with revolvers in their hands. They
dropped the guns, and he tried to get
one of them, but failed until after the
row was over.
Captain Hodgins grabbed Leong Lung,
of No. 41 Mott street, who dropped his
gun and ran when he saw the police.
Sergeant Magner got Wong Hong, the
man who shot Little Lee through the
breast on the Bowery last November
and was later acquitted, while Patrol
man Willis grabbed Chu Pan, with the
revolver still in his hand.
Rolls Downstairs with Prisoner.
A bystander, named "Bill" Egan, saw
Fome Chinamen running into No. 43
Mott street, throwing away their guns
as they ran. He started in and got one
of them. Yung Tung, pulling the China
man down the stairs, taking a chance
of being killed in the long roll down the
stairway. Patrolman Conroy relieved
Egan of his prisoner.
Two ambulances were called from the
Hudson Street Hospita.l, and Drs. Brown
and Denton said Sing Jin could not Jive,
as he was shot through the abdomen.
The other man was shot back of the
car and lay face downward in the gut
ter, dead. Chu Pan was shot in the
thigh. He was identified at the hospi
tal by Sing Jin as the man who shot
him. and he in turn identified the dead
man as Chu Foo. thirty-two years old. a
laundryman, of Auburndale, Long Isl
It appears from what could be learned
from the Chinamen about that the Four
Brothers sent out pickets to see that the
On Iveongs were not in a position to
make, trouble. As tlie pickets tame
down toward Mott street from their
headquarters, at No. 14 Pell street, the
On Leong Bcbuts were gliding up toward
Pell from their headquarters. Nos. 14
and 1« Mott street. The two parties
came together at the corner, and then
the shooting began.
■ten were by no means the only things
damaged in the fight. Quong Yee Wo
& Co. have a vegetable and fruit store
on the corner opposite where the row
started, and nu less than three bullets
did execution on their place of business,
which is at Xo. 3S Mott street. Across
Mott street, opposite Pell, is a big tene
ment house building, with a tea store on
the ground floor. The transom was shot
through. Wing Won Chong & < "o."s
grocery, at No. 84 Pell street, had a
window smashed, while the glass panel
of the door also was shot through, and
across the way the fruit and vegetable
store of Chung Lung & Co. had a win
dow broken and the window frame
Bullets Strew the Streets.
Ail around the hydrant at the south
east corner of Mott and Pell streets were
bullets of the particular pattern used in
the noiseless powder shells. The many
guns captured or found in gutters were
of the finest pattern, but confirmed the
previous report that the Chinaman had
givt-n up tbe use of the .44-calibre for
tong wars, and had resorted to the
latest model, long MH Colt.
Driver Lang was not taken much by
surprise, as this is the fourth affray of
the kind in whk-h he has figured, dating
back from the big shooting on the Chi
nese New Year's Day celebration some
.ears ago. "1 was brought up in the
West." be remarked yesterday, when
naked whether he had n..t hesitated to
into the line of fire while the fight
<oiilinur.l ' on ' *«-<<>ni! ; iibe«
aFullLSomm«r Schedule Hudson River Day
i me in effect to-tlay. See ads.— A.ivt. ,
Line m .«*-
Nominated for President of Mexico by the
opponents of Diaz. Mader*^ is now in
prison, charged with seditious utter
Only Two Per Cent of the
Ballots Cast for Madero.
Polling Carried Out Quietly in
the Capital — A Few Per
sonal Encounters.
Mexico "City, June 26. — General Porfirio
Diaz was elected President of Mexico
and Ramon Corral, Vice-President, by
an overwhelming majority to-day, ac
cording to returns received from all over
the country to-night.
The opposition ticket, headed by Fran
cisco I. Madero. now under arrest in San
Luis Potosi. received about 2 per cent of
the vote cast in Mexico City, according
to an unofficial statement to-night. It
is estimated that between 40.000 and 50,
000 votes were cast in the capital.
The city was free from disorder of a
serious nature, though at several voting
places friends of the candidates running
against the administration party nomi
nees had personal encounters with offi
cers in charge.
Eight hundred electors were chosen in
Mexico City, of whom only four are
against the re-election of Diaz. From
telegrams received from various parts of
the republic a similar proportion seems
to prevail throughout the country.
President Diaz cast bis vote at 11
o'clock this morning. Vice-President
corral cast his ballot an hour earlier.
The election here passed off so quietly
that only those interested in politics
knew from appearances that voting was
going on.
The electors chosen to-day will meet
next month in the Electoral College to
vote on July 10 for Deputies and Sen
ators; on July 11 to declare the election
of a President and Vice-President, and
on July 12 to name judges of the Su
preme Court.
"El Irnparcial" will say to-morrow
that the election to-daywas a complete
triumph for the entire Diaz-Corral
At Torreon, Vera Cruz ami Monterey
the Diaz and Corral ticket was carried
by large majorities.
Election Day at Monterey, reported aa
a centre of political unrest, passed off
without excitement of any kind.
New Haven Road Fireman
Touches Live Wires with Poker.
Charles E. Spayde, a fireman on the
New Haven Railroad, was killed yester
day afternoon at New Rochelle while he
was carrying a big poker over his shoul
der, which came in contact with a live
wire. It was said that eleven thousand
volts passed through his body.
Spayde. whose home was in New
Haven, was firing on a freight engine
bound for Boston. When passing through
New Rochelle a long poker fell from the
tender. The traiW was running slowly
and .he jumped from the engine and,
picking vp 1 the poker, climbed on top
of a box car and started to walk toward
the tender.
The long Iron touched an overhead
wire and he was killed Instantly. He
rolled from the ear to the tracks and the
train cut off both his legs. "When rail
road men ran to pick him up they found
bis clothing had been ignited by the elec
tric current.
Married a Few Hours Before
>. . « Executions in Yucatan.
Mexico City, June 26. — brides
were made widows a few hours after the
wedding ceremonies were performed in
the penitentiary at Valladolid. Yucatan,
yesterday, when their husbands, faced a
firing squad selected to execute them, in
accordance with sentences" passed aft» v r
their trial by the War Department for
sedition and murder, the accusation
growing out of their participation in the
recent uprising at Valladolid.
For several days a number of prison
ers have been on' trial. Three were sen
tenced to death. Immediately after the
sentences were pronounced two of the
men asked permission to marry before
they were executed. Their requests were
granted/and the young women went to
the prison for the marriage ceremonies,
knowing that within a few' hours they
Wo U III 1" M WOWS. >".*.- .. •» .
Destruction of Motor Boat
Mollie by Fire Swells Big
Accident List.
Day s Heavy Record, Moreover,
Includes Large Number of
Rescues of Swimmers
and Others.
Four drownings and many rescues re
sulted from the Sunday outings yester
day, and one motor boat was burned to
the water's edge, despite desperate ef
forts to overcome the flames.
W. K. Hanington, owner of the motor
boat .'.lollie, started in the morning from
the Colonial Yacht Club, West 140 th
street and North River, with a merry
party on board. The strong east wind
made her progress slow, but the party
reached the Jersey shore opposite Mount
St. Vincent Academy and anchored
there. Everybody went a-shore and pre
pared for an al fresco luncheon. Mr.
Hanington went out to his boat, leaving
the other members of the party ashore
enjoying themselves.
He Mas in .the cockpit of his boat,
when suddenly a tongue of flame shot
out and started burning the flooring and
the rear wall of the cabin. He was
startled, and tried to beat down the
flames, but got his hands badly burned.
When he found his position hopeless
and feared an explosion of the gasolene
tank, he jumped over the side into his
dingy and reached the shore. Mem
bers of the party and some of the camp
ers spending the summer over there
went out and managed to tow the
launch shoreward until she grounded.
Then they poured water into her in an
attempt to flood out the blaze, but the
addition of the water only spread the
gasolene the faster, and the motor boat
was burned to the water's edge. The
Mollie was a U5-foot cruising cabin
launch. The cause of the flre is un
In for a Swim; Drowns.
Frederick Crandell. forty-^ight years
old, of No. HiHo Lexington avenue, an
electrician in the subway, was one of a
party of fifteen who left the^ foot of
East 13Sth street on the launch Moni
tor for a fishing party off City Island.
When they came to anchor Crandell and
two companions, Jacob Fultz, of No. 575
Southern Boulevard, i and Frederick
Scheim. of No. 351 East 138 th street,
jumped overboard for a swim.
Crandell outdistanced the others, but
suddenly sank when about two hundred
feet from the launch. While bia com
panions strove to reach him John T.
Stock, jr., of the Hotel Prospect, City
Island, came up in his motor boat and
grabbed Crandell as he rose to the sur
face. He was taken to the hotel pier,
but was found to be beyond resuscita
tion. The body was laid on the pier to
await the order of the Coroner.
James Shanahan, of No. 550 54th
street, Brooklyn, reported to the Fort
Hamilton police station early yesterday
afternoon the drowning of Patrick Kea
ton, of No. 407 West 2t»th street, Man
hattan. Both men were on Shanahan's
launch, when off Fort Hamilton Kea-
ton, who was looking down into the wa
ter, suddenly fell overboard. Before
Shanahan could put the launch about
Keaton had disappeared, and up to a
late hour the body had not been recov
John McKinney, an employe of
Dreamland, Coney Island, went in for
a swim yesterday morning at the
Dreamland bathing beach. As he
swam out he found a body, which was
later identified as that of John Mullady,
thirty-five years old, of No. 71*3 \Pros
pect Place. Brooklyn. Mullady, who
was employed by the Edison Electric
Illuminating Company at its Covey Isl
and plant, went bathing off Ocean
Boulevard last Tuesday and was seized
with cramps. The body was identified
by Muilady'.s mother.
Boy Dies in Newtown Creek.
A boy about twelve years old was
bathing in Newtown Creek at the head
of Ten Kyck street on Saturday night,
when he suddenly threw up his hands
and sank. The body was recovered
some hours later, and the police of the
Stagg street station. Williamsburg, have
been seeking vainly to learn his iden
tity. On the dock were found his
clothes, consisting of green striped
knickerbockers, calico shirt and black
shoes and stockings.
Henry Spiegel, twenty-five years old,
of No. 72 West H>7th street, was
drowned off Fort Washington Point
last night, near the spot where Miss
Marion Dell Taylor, the actress, was
drowned last week. With a party of
Mends, young Spiegel, who was a.
bookkeeper, left the Hudson Boat and
Bathing Club, at the foot o£ West 114 th
street, yesterday morning, for a days
outing at Nyack.
Just as the launch Jennie, on which
the party made the trip, had passed
Fort Washington Point, young Spiegel,
who was standing astern, toppled over
board. William Clayton, *of No. 501
West 135 th street, who was in charge
of the launch, stopped the boat, but
she bad got some distance away. She
was put back and the crew of the
United States lifesaving station near
by put out, but Spiegel sank before
either party reached him. The body
was not recovered up to last night.
Charles Young, twenty-one years old,
of No. 232 Division street. Manhattan,
went to Coney Island foe a swim yes
terday. He went in from the foot of
sth street, and was swimming around
when he was seized with cramps and
sank. Ous Ciardoline, one of the life
guards at Balmer's bathing beach,
dived and brought Young ashore. Dr.
Lewis, of the Coney Island Hospital,
with the aid of Gardoline, resuscitated
Young after half an hour's work. Af
ter resting for a couple of hours the
young fellow went home.
Twehe->ear-oi<i Jerome Wetnsttas
foutinurd on M-ruatl i»ng».
ho received $48,000 from the city for work
in connection -with the review 6f fran
chise assessments.
Start Made from Paris in Strong
Northwest Wind.
Paris. June 2(i. — Fifteen Lalloons
started from here to-day in the French
Aero Club's Grand Prix contest. A
strong wind swept the balloons off to
the southeast.
Hit by One Thrown and the Other
Batted at Same Time.
Cincinnati, June 2tf. — While practising
previous to a ball game at Dayton. Ky..
a suburb of this city, yesterday after
noon, Leonard Hand, twenty-one years
old, a semi-professional ball player, was
hit with a batte,d ball and a thrown ball
and died last night as the result of his
He was in the pitcher's box serving
to the batsmen, when some one threw
a ball directly at him. At the same time
the batter hit a ball at him. in at
tempting to dodge them both he failed
to avoid either, and both balls hit him.
one behind the ear and the other on the
right temple. He dropped unconscious.
Wealthy New Yorker Shoots
Himself in Vermont.
f By TelegTaph to The Tribune.]
Vergennes. Vt., June 2H.— The eccen
tric career of George C. Pease, a wealthy
New York club member, in Vermont
came to a tragic close to-night, when he
shot himself through the head at his
country home in Panton, dying in
stantly. Mr. E'ease had been in poor
health for some years, and it is under
rtood that he had been ordered by his
physician to stay in Vermont, where he
rou ; d secure the benefits of the moun
tain air and out of door exercises.
It was learned from one of the physi
cians railed that Mr. Pease deliberately
took his life, firing a bullet into his
right ear, the missile passing through
his head.
Mr. Pease was a member of the New
York Yacht and lx>tos clubs in Xew v'ork.
His wife, who is now at Panton. spent
part of each summer there with him at
their country estate, where he kept a
large stable of horses. Six years ago
he bought the White farm on Lake
Champlain. six miles south of Basin
Harbor, and has since spent a large
amount of money in beautifying th"
About two years ago Mr. Pease cre
ated, a stir by trying to have the south
bound night train on the Rutland Rail
road stop for him at Panton. his- wife
having, been injured in a runaway ac
cident in New York. The request was
refused, and Mr. Pease then chartered
a special. train, on which he hastened to
New York City. At the time he stated
that he wished to reach New York be
fore the stock market opened the next
morning. The entire affair was so mys
tifying that it caused wide comment.
Mr. Pease was -born in Ohio forty-two
years ago. -He leaves a wife, who was
Ixiuisp Burridge. and a sister, who lives
in New York.
George Carl Pease, for eight months
of the year for several years had lived
at the Hotel Leonori, fi.Td street and
Madison avenue, with his wife, who re
quired medical treatment most of the
time. At one tim^ he was connected
with "The London Times."
Father Gallcn Had Praised Dr. Seelye
for Kindness to Catholic Girls.
< ■ [By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Northampton. Mass:. June L"6.— The Rev.
P. H. Gallon, of the Church of the Annunci
ation. ■ Florence, announced this morning
that he . had been* requested by Bishop
Beaven. of. the Catholic Diocese of Spring
field, to resign. The request came as a
result of a sermon "preached a week ago
in .which a tribute was paid to President
Seelye' for hla liberal and generous treat
ment' of th* 'Catholic young women In
Smith College. The call for Dr. Gallen's
resignation comes- In- the -form of an i
nelal communication from Bishop Heaven.
Addressing his . parish to-day. Father
Gallen said: "This ' Is probably the last
Sunday I shall be with you, and it Is neces
sary that I give you an example of tne
obedience that 1 have been preaching as
your pastor for the last twenty-one years.
I shall obey the order from Bishop Beaven
and shall send in my resignation. I s'n
cerely regret that I must go, but I ask
that no steps be taken toward a conference
with the Bishop. I request that no testi
monial be presented to me.' for it Is not
money that I want, hut your prayers, your
gutni will and affection."
In Clt j of yew York. J*r«*y City wml ■•*•*••'
Official Reports to the Municipal
Authorities Analyze Some
of His Claims.
Say He Spent Many Days on
Case of Company Which Had
Already Paid It 3 Fran
chise Taxes in Full.
What did Daniel F. Cohalan do to earn
the .*.-,;;.» which he claimed from th«»
city for legal services and disbursements
in proceedings for th" review of fran
chise, assessments? The city finally paid
him $48,000 in settlement of this claim.
Much discussion has arisen over the re
sponsibility for this settlement. Ex-
Mayor McClellan. Mayor Gaynor, ex-
Controller Metz, Controller Prendergast.
«x-Chamberlain Martin, Chamberlain.
Hyde, each points to some one else as
the final authority responsible for hand
ing the money over to Mr. Cohalan", an 1
the wrangle over the subject seems t«»
have been carried on in entire disregard
of the question whether the payment
itself was proper and what the ell got
for its money. . -J .
Mr. Cohalan was appointed on Febru
ary ♦"». 1907. by Attorney General Jack
son. to represent the State Board of .Tax
: Commissioners in special franchise case.i
relating to thirty-five corporations, am!
on April 3. 1907. received similar desig
nation concerning claims against twen
ty-two additional corporations. These
designations were revoked by Attorney
General OMalley on March 9 and Febru
j ary 21. 1909. In his deposition before
i the representative of Controller Metz. on
November 29. 1909, Mr. Cohalan testi-
I fled that in these proceedings he had ap-
I peared at 219 hearings . before the ref-
I eree, at 42 adjourned hearings, at 417
| consultations with attorneys, etc., hal
spent 12 days with experts in preparing
testimony. 7". entire days with expert
and in the preparation of briefs, finding*
and questions of law, 12 days in Albany
on the confirmation of the referees re
port and 149 days in examining reports,
tax commissioners' records, etc.
Some of the cases on which Mr. Co
halan was employed were not settled un
til after, his designation was revoked,
but have since been settled by others.
Some other cases are still pending. In
these cases it may well be that Mr. Co
halan rendered valuable services tending
toward the settlement, even" though he
did not effect it. and of course was en
titled to fair compensation for the work.
As to another class of cases concerning
employment on which he put in a claim
and specified the amount of work per
; formed, it is possible from the public
records to secure a fair measure of th*
i services rendered and of the proportion
| ate amount of his total claim which can
i be assigned to these services. ? Official
I reports to the municipal authorities as
sert the correctness of all the following
New York Central Case*.
In his deposition Mr. Cohalan stated
that he was the only counsel for the
state in the matter of the special fran
cliise tax hearings, and that among
other examinations and hearings made
by him were certain gearings relating t-»
the New York Central & Hudson River
Railroad Company, covering proceedings
for the years 1900 1 19U6. inclusive, id
which he fays he was
Seven days examining petitions, writ*
and assessments', three days examining
statutes cited by relator on hearings he
fore the referee: sixteen days examining
deeds and agreements purporting to con
vey to tlie relator rights of wa\ ; n«a
days examining records at City Clerk'-*
office, twelve days examining contracts
l>» tween tht- city of New York and th-
New York Central Railroaii Company,
thirty-seven consultation? with Messwy
Coleman. Peters & Rand; one ceSMfOlta
tion with Mr. Lyman. attorney for the
relator. thirty-three hearings hsfor* tb»
referee, twenty-two days examining;
si-hedules and blue prints intro-lu. eri a^
evidence hy relator. and nine adjouiae*
The records in the office or the re
ceiver of Taxes. Borough of Manhattan,
and also In the office of the Collector of
Assessments and Arrears, in the same
borough, show that all the special fran
chise taxes levied against the New York
Central & Hudson River Railroad Com
pany, as such, on property within th-
Borough of Manhattan for the years
1900 to 1906, inclusive, were adjusted
and paid on October IS. 1906. or three
and one-half months before Mr. Cohalan
was appointed by Attorney General
Jackson, on February 6. 1907. as a. dep
uty attorney general in proceedings for
the review of special franchise assess
The special franchise taxes against the
New York Central & Hudson River Rail
road Company for the years 1900 to
•«•" inclusive, aggregated $150,908.
Pursuant to an order of the Supreme
Court issued at special term in Albany
County on April 14, 1906. the assess
ments of 1900. 1901 and 1902 were re
duced to 67 per cent of the original val
uation, and the assessments of 1903.
11*04 and 1905 to 89 per cent of the origi
nal assessed valuation, and the taxes
were correspondingly reduced, with the
result that there-was a total cancella
tion on said years' special franchise
taxes against the said railroad company
aggregating J3U.344 17. These cancella
tions thus reduced the tax to 114.
5txJS3. The tax as thus adjusted . was
paid by the railroad company on Octo
ber 18. 1900. in the sum total of $114.
r»O3 83, plus interest or penalties which
hud accrued on the same aggregating
$28,751 77.
The special franchise tax against the
New York Central & Hudson River Rail
road Company for the year 1900 on
property located in the Borough of Man
hattan amounted to $24,401 85. and said
tax was paid by the railroad company
on October 4 1906, in the net sum of
$24.157 83. an allowance or discount for
prompt payment being made of $244 (XI.
Th- special franchise taxes on. prop
erty^ of ISM New York Central & Hud
son River Railroad Company, the New
York & Putnam Railroad Company and
theSpiiyten Dujvir & fort Morris Rail-

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