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WB fit CASHER, JUNE AT LUNCHEON Gagged Her. Burned Books and Stole $8 Out cf $76 on Hand, Uttering Threats. POLICE SEARCH FOR MAN Vild West Hold-Up in Cliff Street Plumbers' Shop Ex cite? Interest by Un usual Features. Here's a Wild West story in the heart of New York's business section — and below the famous "dead line" of Fulton irtrect, beyond which no crooks, thieves -- 1 . handlers are supposed to g-o. Miss Aca Piers, a twenty-one-year-old girl. vho is bookkeeper and cashier for Paul Schnad & Co.. dealers in plumbers* sup plies, at No. 26 Cliff street, said she was gapped yesterday about noon by a rob ber, who rifled the cash drawer and af terward tried to burn up some of the books. Captain Hcgan. of the John street sta tion, which is not far around the corner, put Detectives Haynes and Bedner on the BMC and is trying to find the man. Nothing is known of him. but Mr. Schaad said be thought he might be a beggar who camo in a week ago and looked the cSce over while asking for money. Miss Piers, who lives at No. IS 1 East 207 th Street, said after Mr. Schaad and his cashier went to luncheon yesterday eh? was alone in the office. Clifford, the oSce boy. was down in the cellar twid dlir.s: his thumbs while he watched "Joe" Bruni;«r. the porter, shove boxes around. Miss Piers had just had her luncheon sent fa and was eating it when the short, stocky, roughly dressed man came In. She asked him what he wanted, but before he answered her he opened the stove .'"■'. deliberately put some coal in it. Then he paid one sincle word. ••Money," Was All He Said. "Money." That was all he said, ac cording to Miss Piers. Refused, he went out and dosed the door behind him, and Miss Piers went on with the sandwiches. But the door opened once more and the man came back, and while Miss Piers watched him he put another shovelful of coal in the stove. Artistic burglar, this! When, •wheeling on one heel, he yanked out a revolver, pointed it at the girl and said: "I want that money now and I want it quick!" and he added, as an after thought. "I gTiess you better close those ■ shutters." Miss Piers, convinced by the blue revolver, pulled in the big iron shutters at the back of the store; and then, according to Miss Piers* the burglar gagged her. still holding the pistol in one hand tying a towel around her head with the. free hand. This interested Cap tain Hogan and., the; detectives- very much, as it show>d the man was a smart crook indeed. Tricked Him Out of $50. "Now. Where's the money?" asked the robber, and Miss Piers pointed to the cash drawer. But as the did. she said she pushed a book back on the desk, and about MS in -greenbacks went over the .reer edge, and so when the man opened ;! • drawer he found but $8. He stuffed it into his pocket; but he was a delib erate adventurer, and so. Miss Piers said, he set fire with a match to some trial balance sheets and the petty cash books. The blaze began to rise before the man walked oat of the office door. and through the store to Cliff street. Miss Pi^rs was on the floor a few min utes later when Clifford sauntered non chalantly from the cellar. Seeing the flames through the glazed office door he yelled to "Joe" Brunner, who ran up from the cellar, and the two unbound the towel from the girl's face and put out the fire. Thc-re JOS was found on the floor behind the desk, and the books were not badly damaged. Mr. Schaad returned from luncheon just about that time, and Patrolman John Mallon, of the John street station,' reported the matter to Lieutenant Hart. Captain Hogan and the two hawk shaws from the Central Office went over and called on Miss Piers, who said she. thought th" robber must have been a lunatic, as the constantly uttered threats to bum the store, "do up Schaad" and other villainous things. THREE CHILDREN SUFFOCATE Mother Finds Her Two Boys and Girl Dead from Smoke. When Mr?. Julia Jamison, a negro, living at No. 78 Irvine Race, Brooklyn. •WUiued home from her day's work last •ev*-nins sh* discovered that during her a*aKooc her three children had been f=uf fr.rat*d by awake. The children •'"• John and James, twins, three years old, and thf-ir sistfr. Frances, four years oJd. The mother is obliged to work every <3a>\ and had i<ft the little ones to their own resources. Patrolman .Louis J. Lowe, who passed the house late in the afternoon, saw smoko issuing from the basement. He ran in and picked up Frances. Alexan der Smith, of No- 103 Park Place, and Cbsrte* Kerr. of No. 33 - Moffat street. Tho were on the street near tb- house, also went in and brought out the twins." Dr. Moore, of s- John's Hospital, who was sent far. pronounced the children dead. J PICK GIFT FOR MISS DEACON deceives $10,000 Bracelet from Mr. Peabody, W>>o Gets Bust of Fiancee. [By TeUzraph to The Tribune. Boston. Dec. IT mm Edith Deacon, who Js to marry George I>e I '•:>:■■•■''• as soon as he recovers from the illness which now y-f^-vs him an invalid, in the home of his Kj'iher, Mrs. S. Endicott Peabody. received i; a Christmas gift from Mr V- ■■ ■■'■:■ a diamond bracelet valued at $1O."JGO. -.•■•■.. fame lime there appeared in the fcickroom of Mr. Peabody a bust of Mies Deacon by Thomas Alien, an artist and fe'tilptor. of this city. Mr Peabody is re- I*-ned as on the road to improvement. DEWEY'S WINES FOR NEW YEAR'S <"hampapries. Wines or Grape Juice. H. T. liEWKY & SONS CO.. 128 Fulton St., ■■ Aavt. ■ AMERICANS SEARCH JAPS General Duva\l Orders Inquiry in Manila for Explosives. Manila, Dec. 27.— Pursuant to the re ceipt of secret Information. Major Gen eral Duvall. the retiring commander of the : Department of the Philippines. U. S. A., caused military agents 'to ob tain the assistance of the police in searching one store and several Japan ese homes for explosives. The search -was futile and has caused resentment in the Japanese colony. The residences visited included that of the agent of the mercantile house of the Mitsui Bussan Company, Limited. Washington, Dec 27. — Xo instructions have gone forward from Washington to General Duval! or to anyone in authority at Manila to conduct a search of the homes of the Japanese there. It is assumed that General Duvall is acting in conjunction ; with the civil authorities. It was " re ported by Secret Service agents that stores of arms and ammunition had been col lected and secreted by civilians in the Philippines. ",ir '•<£ • '-V i- It is pointed out here that, following the European custom, . the Philippine govern ment has enacted very severe laws against, the illegal possession of arms and weapons. Xo civilian is allowed to have these with out a permit issued by the authorities, and it is assumed that this last search was general in character and not directed espe cially against Japanese. Xo report of the incident has reached Washington from any official source. BLAME STRIKE FOR MURDER Former Driver for a Department Store Shot in Street. An unknown man. dressed in the uni form of a driver of a department store, stepped up to Charles .Flanagan, twenty five years old. of No. 401 West 17th street, as he was standing: at Avenue A and 17th street, yesterday afternoon, and fired a shot into the left side of his abdomen. Flanagan died shortly after ward In a nearby drug- store. Though he was conscious until a few minutes bef-ire his death, all he was able to do in response -to the questions of the po lice was to indicate by nodding his head that he knew who shot him. Flanagan had been employed by James MeCreeiy & Co., as a driver, and at the end of the holiday rush last Saturday had been discharged. The street was crowded with people returning home from work when he was shot, but the excitement was so great that his slayer got away without any one trying- to stop him. "Tom" Hamlin, a driver em ployed by McCreery's identified the body. The police believe that some bitterness arising out of the recent strike was re sponsible for the murder. VETERAN JCAGED 45 YEARS Insane from Sunstroke, Aged Mother Cared for Him. [By Telegraph t o The Tribune ] Winsted. Conn., Dec. 27.— Bereft of all I senses and violently mad a good share of ! the time, Cornelius S. Dayton, who fought in the Civil War as a member of company F, 2*th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, since his return from the battlefields has lived ir. a one-room ! building ton by ten feet, the interior of ' which is a lattice work of iron. Dayton's condition was attributed to sunstroke received on the battlefield. He is violent at times, nnd when in this condition t^ars his clothes into shreds. To-day when Dwierht W. Thrall, state humane agent, of Hartford, and John F. Simmons, local agent of the State Hu mane Society, visited the Andrus farm, on the Winchester road, where Dayton is the sole occupant of a small building, they found him pacing his cell like a restless tiger. At times he carries spoons as he did a pun in the war. believing he is on guard duty. In one part of the building. screened by iron bars, is a stove, which heats the place. Dayton receives a pen- Bfon f $72 a month from th<= govern ment, which is used in caring for him. His mother, Mrs. Julia A. Dayton, who is ninety-tttreo years old. resides on the place with her daughter. Mrs. Cornelius .Andrus. The humane agents found he was well <ar^d for. FIND DYNAMITE ON PIER Inspectors of Combustibles Bu reau Seize 2,500 Pounds. About twenty-five hundred pounds of dynamite and ten thousand percussion <-aps were found in fifty cases yesterday afternoon on Pier 8, at the foot of Coen ties Slip. East River, by Owen Egan. an inspector of the Bureau of Combustibles. The cases had been sent from the Na tional Powder Company. Xo. 3.~><> Fifth avenue. BfcßU notified Inspector Joseph 1,. Burke, who telephoned to the National Powder Company. He said he was in formed that the powder company had ehipp<-d the dynamite to the pier and had a receipt from the Spanish Steamship Company showing that it had been put OC shipboard. As Burke and other inspectors were waiting, a gunpowder lighter came up and fastened to the pier. The captain told Egan that he had come for the pow der, but when he was informed that the dynamite had been confiscated the lighter went away. Commissioner Waldo of the Fire De partment will start an inquiry to-day. A fine of 136 on each case may be im posed on those found responsible. MT. ETNA IN ERUPTION No Earth Tremors, but a Red Hot Production of Lava. Catania. Sicily. Dec. 27.— Mount Etna is showing considerable activity. There have been no earth tremors, however, but red hot material has been erupted. Making a striking contrast with the snow capped volcano. The villagers Mvtag near the crater, n-membTint' former experiences, are k'-i'ing a lose watdi on the volcano in f(ar of being overwhelmed. EARTHQUAKE IN CALIFORNIA. Imperial. < 'al . Dec. 27.— A series of light earthquakes, beginning last night, contin ued to-day. There were two shocks of more than usual force. No damage re sulted. Pre-eminently the Florid*, Route. Atlantic Coast lAne R. R., the standard Railway of, the Bout!) 3 great trains daily, 10-16 a. m.. IJI A. 9:30 p. m. IT way, cor. Com, st.-Advt; ■ zt^-rnm. NEW^YORK. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 28. 1010.-FOURTEEN PAGES. * * PRICE ONE CENT » "" 3AT,«fcW«. c ?»*— *•* HOB MONEY PUNT SEIZED IN NIGHT RAID Secret Service Captures Three Alleged Counterfeiters in Williamsburg. BIG HAUL OF SPURIOUS COIN First Man Taken Confesses and Then Leads Detectives to Place Where Work Was Done. Otto F. Klinke and Josorh Wishart Secret Service detectives, went into Brooklyn late last night looking for the plant which has beer, making thousands of counterfeit coins and circulating them within the last few months, and before their search ended, they say, they found the unlawful mint, caught two of the counterfeiters red handed and arrested a third man. All three prisoners confessed to the detectives and were taken to the Adams street police station. One gave the nr-.mo of Frank Stielberg, and said he lived at No. 101 Varet street. Williams burg. and another described himself as Jacob Droos, «>f No. ~S Johnson avenue. The Secret Service m?n raid t he dis closure of the identity of the other pris oner at this time might interfere with thfir plans to catch other men con nected with the plant. Klinke and Wishart went to the home Of Stielberg, at Xo. 1<)1 Varet street and took the man by surprise. They hunted around his rooms, and they say they found thousands of dollars in spurious coins piled high in th" corners. Stiel berg, they add. found it difficult to ex plain having such an unusual amount of money lying about in confusion, and at length confessed that he was one of the gang who had made it. "My partners are making it around in Johnson avenue now. 11l take you to the place if you wish to go."' Stielberg promised the detectives. Stielberg then took the detectives to No. 78 Johnson avenue, which proved to be a six story tenement house. The pris oner led the wa\ through the hall of the building and the detective followed him to the rear. In the back of the yard they came to a frame shanty. Stielberg halted sud denly, then gave three measured knocks on the door, and it was opened. The de tectives peered into the room and saw two men. one of them with a ladle filled with hot metal, which he was about to pour into a mould. Seeing the shields the detectives dis played and hearing what Stielberg had to say in the Russian tongue, all the men being Russians, the two men offered no resistance, and finally confessed. Droos explained that he was the prac tical man in the counterfeiting outfit, to gether -.vith the other prisoner, whose name could not be learned, and that Stielberg was the distributer of the coin. The prisoners told the detectives that they had no idea of the amount of spuri ous money they had coined since they began operations in this country. They admitted that they had made counterfeit money in Russia, but the government detectives there had been hot on their trails, so they decided to come to America. The prisoners made "silver" coins from the 10-cent piece to the dollar out of block tin. Financial institutions in this city have been complaining to the government au thorities that counterfeit coins have been coming into their hands. Most of the coins were found to be in the Will iamsburg section of Brooklyn, where they appeared in elevated railroad sta tions. The Secret Service men traced Stielberg through a pushcart pedler who had received a spurious coin from the counterfeiter. It took two patrol wagons to carry away all the evidence gathered in the shanty in Johnson avenue. Among the counterfeiters' tools and paraphernalia used in the making of the "money" were at least fifty plaster of paris casts. A furnace in full blast, a bed not u^ed and ."? 1 n.OOO in spurious money were found in the "mint." LAST RITES ON^ THE ICE Friest Risks Life to Reach Drowning Girl. Philadelphia. Dec. 27. — While vain ef forts were being made to rescue her and after a priest who had risked his life on the thin ice had administered to her the last rites of the Church, Mar garet Phaw, aged nineteen years, sank to death to-day under the ice on the Schuylkill River. Agn^s Havnee. James Harper and Richard Faymous. who were skating with her and had broken through the ice at the same time, were rescued with difficulty. Boys playing hockey near by extended their clubs to the men. and Miss Havnes was saved by her brother, who crawled over the crumbling ice and pulled her out with his coat. A NOISELESS_NEW YEAR'S Venders of Jingle -Jangles To Be Barred from Chicago Streets. [By TH^fp-aph to The Trihun» J Chicago, Dec. 27. — "A noiseless New Year's" is the slogan of the Chicago Po lice Department this year. Venders of horns. Of bells and of other jingle-Jangles and noise makers will be barred from the streets, and an effort will be made, according to Chief of Police Steward's plan, to confine the revels, as far as noise in concerned, behind doors. It is considered that in view of the recent fatal stockyards fire, the mourning city may veil omit th» usual boisterous merry niriking. Cafes and other places where liquor is sold will be forced to close their doors and bars at 1 a. m. on January 1, but persons inside such places before 1 o'clock may remain if they wish and may partake of all th« liquid refresh ments they desire if the same are bought and set aside before 1 a. m. The Memoirs of Count Tolstoy now being published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.— AdvL CROWD STORMING MAIN OFFICE OF CLOSED NORTHERN BANK. TROOPS STOP A LYNCHING West Virginia Militia Relieve Besieged Officers. NEGRO IN AIRTIGHT VAULT Girl's Assailant Better Suffocate than Fall Into Hands of Mob, Said Guardians. Weston. \V. Va., Dec. 2S.— State troops arrived here at 1 o'clock this morning and rescued William Furby. a negro, charged with assaulting and attempt ing to murder Flora Anglin, a farmer's daughter, from an infuriated mob of several hundred persons, which had waited all night outside the local rail way station seeking to prevent his re moval to the Clarksburg jail. The soldiers took the prisoner from the safe in the express office at the railroad station, where the sheriffs had kept him under lock and key. and placed him aboard the special train on which they had arrived and sped off to Clarks burg. The mob feebly clashed with some of the soldiers, but most of the crowd was overawed and gave way be fore threats to shoot. At midnight the negro was taken out of the express vault nearly suffocated and secreted tinder a stairway. Soon afterward a special train arrived from Clarksburg with Lieutenant Colonel Os borne and the Clarksburg company of guards on board. Colonel Osborne at once proceeded to solve the problem by clearing the station grounds. Marion White, a farmer from the Anglin neighborhood, attacked Colonel Osborne, and was assisted by anofher member of the mob. Osborne used the butt end of his army revolver with ef fect and the Weston police placed the two men under arrest, after which Colo nel Osborne met with no further resist ance and Furby was placed on board the train. A rush was made at the train, but the troops fired in the air, and the angry citizens fell back balked. Before the train could be started a number of shots were fir rt d Into it and nil the windows were broken. The appearance of Mr. Anglin. tbc father of Miss Anglin, an aged man. with long gray whiskers, on the platform of the station, telling the crowd that tho story of his daughter was "as true as steel," set the mob wild with excite ment. At 7:15 o'clock the mob burst open the door of the express room where the riffs and their prisoner had locked themselves in. All the ; window • lights were broken, and: the mob demanded the negro's life. But the latter was pushed into the concealed vault of the express company for safe keeping. He had hard ly a breath of air in the vault. After the regro's hearing this afternoon he was held to the grand jury without bail, to answer to the- charge of assault and attempt to murder. Miss Anglin took the stand herself after all other witnesses and spectators were excluded from the courtroom, and told how Furby attacked her while she was returning from the dairy on her father's farm last Saturday night. . While she struggled he dragged her fully three hundred yards and was in the alleged act of murdering her by strangulation when a railroad flagman came running to her rescue. The negro ran to a horse tied near by and made off, but the animal fell, throw ing the rider. His shoulder was dislo cated and he was easily captured: For New Year's niHke your grapefruit or de««erts dellcioua with flavor of Angostura [Hitter* world -.renowned appetizer. iUl'uac substitutes.— Advt. - - FRANK L. GRANT, President of the bank. ARSENAL J^OR^ANARCHISTS Search for Murderers of London Policemen Reveals Plot. London. Dec. 2S. — According to "The Daily Telegraph" the search by the po lice for the Hounsditch burglars, who shot several policemen to death a few nights ago. has led to the discovery of a complete anarchist arsenal in th.c house in Gold street. Stepney, formerly occupied by the dead burglar, Gardstein. In this house the police found larfe Quantities of materials used in the man ufacture of explosives, anarchist litera ture, weapons of various kinds and dum dum bullets. MISS KIRK, LEPER, DEAD _ Jt* Former Missionary Was Quar antined for Two Years. . Aiken, S. .C. Dec. 27.— After being quarantined at her home in this city for more than two years. Miss Mary V. Kirk, a leper, died to-night. Miss Kirk contracted leprosy in Brazil nineteen years ago while serving as a Presbyterian missionary. She had been treated by specialists of worldwide rep utation, but was pronounced incurable. . • The fact that she was a leper did not become known here until two years ago. When an attempt was made to remove her to the . pesthouse an injunction was procured, and the case was bitterly fought .in the courts for more than a year. She never left her own home. ROBBED IN_PARK AVENUE Mother and Daughter Held Up by Four Young- Men. In the well lighted thoroughfare of Park avenue, with a station house only a block away, Mrs. Mary yon Grunjgan and her daughter Clara were accosted near H7th street last night by four young men. who snatched a chatelaine bag from the younger woman. They tried to get the older woman's purse, too, but Mrs. yon Grunigen struck one of them in the face and he let go his hold. The women live at No. 108 East 6rtth street, and were on their way home when Mrs. yon Grunigen noticed four young men following them. She told her daughter to keep a closer hold of the chatelaine bag and gripped her own purse more tightly. She had barely ut tered her warning when the men closed in, two of them grasping the younger woman's hand and the other two at tempting to get hold of Mrs. yon Gruni gen's purse. Miss yon Grunigan aftrr the attack went to a garage owned by Grant B. Schley. a banker. Phe called some chauffeurs from the place arid they went in search of the robbers, but could not find them. The women then went to the East filth street station, where they told their story. Detectives were assigned t'» the case. MRS. GIBSON S COUSINS DROWN Break Through Ice Crossing River After Christmas Party. [By T»l»eraph to The Tribunal Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 27.— George ('. Hut ter. manager of ■ coal company operating at Gauley Bridge,- and - his brother. E. Risque Hutter, of this. city. were. drowned In the Kanawha River at K ana w ha Falls Dam, while attempting to walk across the stream on the Joe about 1 o'clock this morning. They were going home from a Christmas party. - > ' The dead men. were cousins* of Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson", of New. York, who is a member of the old Albemarle . County Langhorn© family. Risque Hutter; was visiting his brother for the holiday)" j George broke through the ice ." first ami disappeared below the surface, his brother plunging: in to Ins assistance. At this time a friend was attracted to the scene/and he ran for assistance. When he returned with help nothing could be seen of the men." EXPELS DR. R. KUNITZER Medical Society Acts Against Chief of Sydenham Staff. HE ISSUES STATEMENT Will Sue for Reinstatement — Society's Action Almost With out Precedent. The Medical Society of the County of New Tork last evening, by a vote of 3912 to 38, expelled from membership Dr. Rob ert Kuriitzer, chief physician of Syden kam Hospital. According to officers of the society, this is the first occasion in the history of the organization, which was in corporated in lS<>-">. where a regu lar practitioner had been expelled on charges other than advertising for prac tice. The charges on which Dr. Kunitzer was deprived of membership arose from an article which Dr. Louis A. Ewald wrote fur the hospital anniversary a year ago. in which he said that he had per formed the operation of carcinoma uteri sixty-eight times, twenty-seven of the operations being performed in Syrienham Hospital. A number of hearings were had before the board of censors of the society. Drs. H. Seymour Houghton, Linnzeus E. La Fetra, J. Riddle Goffe, Henry McM. Painter. Charles G. Kerley and Brooks H. Wells, and their findings were sent to the organization for investigation. The charges made against the doctor wtre that he permitted the records Oi the Sydenham Hospital to be altered to substantiate Ewald's statements, and concealed from the investigators of the society certain facts in the records of the institution. The directors of the hospital. Judge Otto A. Rosalsgcy, Joseph P. Day. Will iam Strasshurger, William I. Spiegel berg 1 and others, expressed confidence in the veracity of the chief physician. An evidence of their belief is the fact that he is still holding the same position. Two months ago Egon Egghard, a relative of Dr. Kunitzer, who was hold ing the place of superintendent of the hospital, lost his position. He then ap peared before the board of censors of the society and volunteered to give testi mony as to the alteration of the records. Held Many Long Sessions. One session of the board was held, last ing from S p. m. until 3:15 o'clock the next morning; another from S:3O p. m. until 1 o'clock the next morning, and there were several shorter sessions. The result of the investigation was the presentation of a report recommending the expulsion of the doctor. Tfcl comitia minora, which decides cases in ethics, re viewed the work of the censors and pre sented an indorsement of the report last evening, which was considered then in executive session. Dr. Kunitzer appieared in person to defend himself, and Samuel I. Franken stein, of No. 1 1."> Broadway, and Jamea W. OabenM appeared as counsel for Kunttzer. hut were not allowed in the as-sembly hall. The society's attorneys. Almuth C. Vandiver and J->hn C,. Dyer, wfre present, however, ami gave ,„ - easional advice. The findings of the comitia were read .by the chairman of the hoard of censors. Dr. .Houghton. arid the ballot ing began. sections, of the room being taken "at a time. The result was re ceived with cheer after cheer by the members.' s Dr. Kunitzer made the following statement : The people who know me best and who are fully acquainted with my character and my work still stand by me and sup port me. The board nt directors of the Sydenham Hospital, composed of Joseph P. Day. Judge Otto- Rosalsky. Walter G. Moore, "William Fletcher. Vito Contessa. a prominent Italian merchant: Aaron Mich ael, Samuel Bauman, Solomon Wronker. Gustave Kraus and others, have fully ac quainted themselves • with those charges and have exonerated me. They know, that these charges were origi nal solely by discharged employes of the hospital who hate me, in consequence of their discharge. The medical board or the hospital have full confidence in my inno cence. • . My patrons, such as Isaac Guggenheim, Judge Rosalsky. and others, still stand . be hind me anil will-not prevent my work. In which I take pride, to be Interfered with by this blow. , " Time will show that "the County Medical Society has acted on the unsworn testimony of prejudiced witnesses, all of whom seek to destroy me because I reported them to the management. of the hospital for their delinquencies. '..» Since this trial 1 have obtained absolute proof of the perjuries of the witnesses who testified against me. and I made a strong appeal to the board of censors of th.- County Medical Society for a new trial, based upon this new evidence, but the board of ' censors ' refused 1 to -listen to my appeal. All 1 can. say in conclusion is that ! «m innocent of these charges, and that I Intend forthwith to sue out a mandamus acalrst the County Medical Society, not so much to obtain a reinstatement as to estab lish my innocence in, a court of Jaw,'. CLOSES DOORS OF NORTHERN BANK State Seizes Institution with Nine Branches and Deposits of 57.C00.000, FRAUDS ARE SAID TO ABOUND Joseph 6. Robin, Blamed for Ir* i regularities, Pronounced a \ Paranoiac and Put in • an Asylum. The Northern Bank, of New Tor* with its main office at N't 215 West. '*' lllia M | Vßp4M a^BHV"'HV*MMP l VMßßF*S£gnnpM''VV]r] 125 th street, and nine branches in va-H rious parts of the city, with deposits of] nearly $7,000,000. was seized yesterday;' by " the state Superintendent of Banltrf and Its doors were closed to business. A notice to that effect was posted at the Harlem Bank and its branches prior! to the beginning- of. banking hours yes-J terday morning, and as. the report! spread an excited crowd of depositor^ ! gathered to demand their money at *!• j the institutions. jj|»S The closing of the bank was the resulfli jof investigations by both the ?tat« Banking and State Insurance depart -4 meats which, according to tha authori^ : ties, disclosed such a flagrant state ofll 1 Irregularities in banking methods an<s in the financing of several insurances traction and realty companies controlled by Joseph G. Robin, who owned a •"•« trolling interest in th» Northern Bank* that criminal prosecution will follow. ;J Robin was recently adjudged insane by' several well known alienists and M commitment was obtained from J-;3tic«i Amer| on Monday on the application ofl menders of his family. He was taken! yesterday to the private sanatorium "9 Mr. Carlos F. Macdonald at Central Vay-< ley. N. Y. Robin had been ill at his, home in this city for several <.'.; and* on one or two occasions recently had*} attempted to take his own life, it was* said. ' William H. Hotchkiss. Superintendent! of the State Insurance Department, and! Joseph A. Broderick. an examiner in the} 'office of the Superintendent of Banking, | called on District Attorney Whitman i yesterday and presented a large volum»" of evidence of Robin's alleged flnan-! ciering irregularities. Mr. Whitman said* afterward that he was getting the facts \ in the case together for presentation to the grand jury at the opening of th« January term. Insanity No Bar to Indictment. The fact that Robin had been com* mined to an asylum a3 insane would not; interfere" with his Indictment, it" was' said, pr v*° d the evidence warranted It. • He could . tried, "on any charge brought^ against him if he should *be cured of hi* mental illness, It was' explained. It waa* reported that several officials of the bank:, were implicated in the evidence present ed to the District Attorney, and that; indictments of them also were likely to result from the grand jury investigation- Robin Is a director of the bank, but hi» name is not on the list of officers or directors of some of the various corpora-; tions which, according to Superintendent: ' Hotchkiss, he controlled and most of which are housed in offices on the eighth* floor of the Times building. % » Subpcenaa were issued yesterday by the District Attorney for a number oft witnesses to attend the grand Jury*? opening session, on January 3. when it! will start probing the Northern Bank! case. Superintendent Hotchkiss's inter- ) est in the case centres in a number of} loans to and from the bank by the* various companies In which Robin wa»| interested, particularly the ./Etna lndem-« nity Company, of Hartford, Conn., withj its main office at No. 63 William street,^ In this city, of which former Superin-i tendpnt of Insurance Cv.to Kelsey 13 1 president. The District Attorney stated last night that nothing had been dis- ' closed, however, to make any insurance! company official, criminally liable. ' . When Superintendent Hotchkiss< learned yesterday that Robfn had been,' committed to an asylum he was much incensed because, as he said, the bank: officials had known for several days that he was going to take the matter to th» District Attorney's office. He said that representatives of the Northern Ban* had come to him three or four days ago and asked him to wait until after the Christmas holidays before presenting, the matter to the criminal authorities. Deal with James G. Cannon. Mr. Hotchkiss said that he understood that James G. Cannon, president of the Fourth National Bank, and Is asso ciates were contemplating a purchase of; j the Northern Bank, and that matters might be straightened out so that th* j bank would be saved and the interest* • of th » depositors protected. He com- \ plied with the request of the bank rep- , rescntatlves on that account, he said. When asked about this last night Mr. Cannon said It was true that ho and hi» friends intended to buy the Northern Bank, but he added that when they found out Its condition they declined to take the institution. Mr. Cannon said that he had no nego tiation with Joseph C. Robin, but he re fused to disclose the identity of the per sons with whom the negotiations wera conducted. Mr. Hot kiss thought It most remark able for Mr. Robin to become mentally: 7 unbalanced just at the time when the state officers prepared to take action and criminal proceedings were threatened. . "This is a close parallel of the Mora* case." Mr. Hotchkisa said, "we hava , bet-n after Robin since December 16. and \ would have had an indictment ready for j him to-day if his friends had not sot ' him committed to an asylum.. If Robin ' Is Insane his insanity would be i re markably good investment ' for some financial concerns. The Juggling of this institution took place within the last week. He knew we were after him a» the whole investigation started from th>.» office. Last week he was ill on his back, but still aoltt to manipulate things. W# would havj shut down on him la»t weß3s»i