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Unsettled, with probablj rain to-day; rain
and colder to-morrow.
Detailed weather reports wlll.be found on page 13,
NEW YORK, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1912. cmrwi, mi. t the sm pthua ' mimo amimm.
1 iiMit Keenest Made for Spofidy
Inquiry Into Attack
by Police.
i ourt Works Overtime I'liiilslilna Parent! '
Who Tried to Semi Chil
dren Avhy.
IjAwnKSCK, Mn., Feb-. ?l. A crista
. (Ill" In tlio strike of the 2,oort men,
mm' and children of the textile mills.
Following to-day's attack by the police
mid militia upon the children who were
t h.ivr left the city to be enrod for by tho
, H7CI1 of Philadelphia nud Providence,
i he strikers feci thnt tho last straw of
i.iipre-flon has been laid on tliolr backs
Atnl that now something from tho out
side, probably tho Federal Government,
in'i'-t ceme to their rescue.
At a meeting to-night the strikers do
. .tied lo make another attempt on Mon
day t3 take tho children to Philadelphia.
The vi-itlng committee decided to remain
over until then, This committee is com
I'OKtl of Mrs. Thcma C. Cohen. Mr". .lane
lloch, Simon Knebel and Max Ho ant In.
Pcing informed that a Congressional
liivctlgatlon will bo made Charles Trout
man William Haywood and William YateH
f the strike committee have wired a
rtrenuous protest against tho city and
Mate authorities to Chairman Wll&ou
of the House Lubor Committee and to
Representative Berger of Wisconsin.
With tho protest was pent an urgent
tcqtiest that the Congressional investiga
tion be made at once.
The strike leaders also took preliminary
-top for legal action to demand damage
against the city of Lawrence for interfer
ence with tho personal rights and liberties
of those, arrested in violation of consti
tutional guarantees. A consultation will
lie held to-morrow with their legal ad
visers to decido what action will bo taken
ajtainot tho olty for personal injuries
mllieted by,the police.
The police court was worked overtlmo
tin afternoon. Four fathers and mothers
vrcre lound guilty of assaulting officers,
"Intruding tho sidewalks and disorderly
em-duct because they had resisted tho
police. Tho cases of seven women nnd
one man were postponed until Monday.
Tho ten children who wero nrrested
cre stnt to tho City Homes for Orphans.
Their apes range from 3 to 13 years.
Mrs. Martha Gabwtcz and Mrs. Agnes
tleconler. arrested for "intimidating 6n
iratlves" who were going to work, are
at tho City Hospital, being treated for
bruises and the tnuuling they not wheu a
i-eore of policemen broke up n crowd of
women and men pickets, Tho two women
will become mother within a month
Simon Knebc. a social worker of Phil
adelphia, who was ono of those delegated
to escort tho children to that city, was
lined MO for "obstructing the sidewalk
nt tho station. He was arrested by Police
erceant Monohan. whoso sworn test!
mony and reason Tor arresting him was:
"The man looked like, he wns stubborn,
and wasn't moving fast enough to suit
me "
Knebe had a ticket to Philadelphia.
hieh ho showed to Monohan. but the
policeman refused to let him ro into the
t ation to take his train.
pecinl Justice Howell, who acted In
nil the cases, just Med his action in sending
children to tho City Homo for Orphans
' v citing section 1, chapter 1M. of the
lifts or loos, which reads that "the author
ities shall step In and take ettnrg ot any
ihild under IB. and tho parents shall be
.charged with neglect by reman of orphan
aze. cruelty. Insanity or drunkenness,
or other vice of the parents."
iuenl ions put by Justice Howell brou ght
nut the tact that not one of the parents
i.rnMcd liad ever been in court beforo.
1 he one mother who was tlned $" for as
faulting an officer wa Jennie I owls,
ho w -topped by Policeman Mct'ann
wlin she tried to board tho train at North
'tation with her four-year-old daughter
in her arms. McCann testitled that
vlien he pushed the woman from the
'rain nnd tried to take the child from
her hho hit and scratched him and "tried
o lute" him.
I his i what led up to the events, of the
Three weeks ago the strike committee
irolved that while men and women
tould live on free soup or even starve
lather than submit to the salary out,
averaging 22 cents a week, the children
must not and should not surfer the pangs
i f hunger.
Tor -even weeks now thousands of the
trikers have been dependent for life
hece-Mties upon the union or tho chart
!" of sympathetic unions. It has been
ii -evcre strain upon the resource of the
Mief committee. When the children
began to feel the plnoh of want It was
decided to sond them away, hundreds of
vmpathlzers in New York, Philadelphia
and many other cities volunteering to
are for them until normal conditions
i mild be established.
I.i'h Saturday the strike committee
ti-is been bending; little ones out of the
' in. The mill agents' frowned upon this
"I'm, their view being, it In suid, that tho
inkers would -return under old coudl
'ions when thoy and their fatnlllen had
li.nl "enough free soup," A wook ago
u attempt, partly successful, wait
wade to keep the Httlo ones in Lawrence,
'lie police contending that the children's
laieiiiB had not consented to allow the
mike committee to send them away.
1 his is what happened to-day:
I illy boys and girls, each wearing a
Ijk were escorted to tho depot. Tickets.
vern purchased for Philadelphia or Prov
I'leie e, Fifty mothers, sisters and
'Totiiers of the children were on the stfl
llfm platform or In tho waiting room to
" 'hem off. Tho train backed Into tho
ie,ict Then u squad of policemen, clubs
ririiTT swooped down upon the party.
i i cannot leave town, (let out of
1 ''fid go homo," the officers, com-
II Ilui'.'ll
member f the strike committee as-
h "il tho police that every .child wore
tag upon which was written Ihe author
ization of the parents.
"That mnUoi no difference," mild the
police, "the whole hitch of you have got
to go back."
Home of the mothers started with their
children for the train Tho police shoved
them back. Then came the soldiers
carrying rifles with bayonets drawn and
with bullets in their bolts. Thov drew
up between tho children and the train.
Spectators sny that if the police had
tried to tuuht the women Into violence
they could not have done better and that
they were Insulting In their language.
"Out outof here, you ,yotl ," they
shouted, brandishing their clubs.
ti t ,1 !.... .1... ...
. ,.uiiiv wi mi, nimirii ran hho ine sireeis
(Iragglng their little ones. Others, un
daunted, stood their ground. These the
police seized. When the women resisted
they wero beaten and their clothing was
A truck In the street was commandeered
and backed up lo tho station platform.
Into (his Improvised, patrol struggling
nnd injured women, trembling boys nnd
girls and live men were bundled And
carted off to the police station.
Wahuinoto.v. Feb. 21. There seemed
to lw a general agreement umoug (iovern
ment officials nnd members of Congress
to-day that tho Massachusetts soldiery
at Ivwrenco exceeded their authority in
preventing the strikers from sending
their children out or tho city, but divergent
views wore expressed
The members of the Massachusetts
delegation in the House refused to com
ment on the latest developments in the
Lawrence strike, but mado plans to get
together and issue a fclatemeut of their
pewit ion,
Sollcitor-Oeneral Iehmann wai em
phatic in tho statement that the action of
the marshal in preventing the children
from !eing sent away from Iiwrence was
in violation of the constitutional guaran
tee to every citizen of his liberty.,
Ilepresentative Wilson, chairman of
the House Committee on Iilor, was In
clined to think the action of the troops
in some way involved an interstate ques
tion, wariantlng action by Congress.
He telegraphed to (lov. Foss and to Presi
dent Golden of the Textile Workers
Union requesting that ho le ndvNed at
once of the exact situation.
Commandant Ordered Not In (ilp
Allrcctl Slayer to State.
Washington. Feb. 24. Tho civil
thorltlea of the State of Illinois wore vir
tually defied by the Navy Department
to-day to attempt to invade the Govern
ment reservation of the United States
naval training station at North Chicago
for the purpwo of serving a warrant on
an enlisted man.
Capt. William K. Fullam was directed by
telegraph by Secretary of the Navy Meyer
under no circumstances to surrender baker
Wallers, the man in question. ' anit
Federal Authorities.
Capt, Fullam. in a communication to
the Navy Department, said the Slate At
torney of Iike county, IlllnoN, had IhhuihI
a warrant for the arrest of Wulter for
participating in a boxing match with Joe
Ketchell. Ihe prizefighter, which resulted
In Ketehell's death. Tl warrant wns
placed In Ihe hands of the Sheriff of I-aku
county some days ago and the Sheriff
had served notice on Capt. Fullam that he
would demand the custody of Walters
in case of Kefchell's death. Capt. Fullam
sought Instructions lo whether ho
should retiat such action.
Secretaty Meyer replied that neltliei
Stain nor county authorities had juris
diction over acts committed by persons
in the Ooveniment mm vice within the
station limits.
Capt. Fullam made plain that Ketchell
and Wallors were not engaged inn prire-
flght and that the engagement did not have,
tho sanction of the station authorities,
Ketchell had been engaged by Wallers
personally to Instruct him in boxing pre
paratory lo u bout which he was to have
had with another sailor to-night. Since
Ketehell's death Capt. Fullam has for
bade any further boxing for the present
Tho board of inquest appointed by the
commandant to investigate began its
work to-day. Capt. Fullam repeated his
statement that it did not appear that
ICetchell'H death was in anyway traceable
to Injuries received in the lraxlng match,
although he became suddenly 111 during
the match and died four days later,
(Jeraldlne Wlngate, Charged With Had
Check Passing, Pleads "Jtistlflrallon,"
Chicago, Feb. 24. Miss Oeraldino Win
gate, who says she lives in New York
and came here to help found the Authors
Club, was in Judge Scully's court to-day
charged with passing bad checks. She
is staying at 1128 Michigan avenue.
Miss Wlngate says the Authors Club
project was tlnanced by Mrs. L. J. San
born of Hoeton, who, she siys, gave her
several checks signed for her to fill out
at her discretion. Miss V, ingate is alleged
to have paid u few bills with checks signed
"Grace Y ingate and "Grace Walker."
Tho flrtit of .the checks was issued about
three weeks ago and the creditors have
been receiving "not known, "no funds'
and "no such bank" responses.
Harold H. Daniels, who wan employed
to Illustrate "The Lout Couple," a novel
which Miss Wlngato is writing, had a
chock for $20 ulgned "G. Walker" re
turned to him, Daniels' lawyer pro
duced a check for 115 signed "Sanborn."
The checks had been issued to tailors,
milliners, Illustrators, boarding house
keepers, theatrical agents utid theatres.
"What Is your plea?" asked Judge
Soully. "Guilty or not guilty."
"Neither, Judge," was the atiBwer.
"Justification, if you please."
Then she told of financial dealings
and misunderstandings, asserting that
while bho hud issued chocks in her own
name she had written the persons to
whom they were given not to present
them at the bank,
"Why did you issue them at alii" asked
the Judge.
"Well, I was soared and I thought that
was the best way."
, The case was continued until Tuesday
to givo Miss Wlngate a chance to com
municato with relatives.
no mniou. iiiDinir snu
lerly M4 nrih Ave. cor.
llreplDg car renlcc.
zyin -
r. S. W.ll Protect Us People, Even
ly Voree, W th.n Their Own
If Itcbols Al nek .Ttinrcz, Artillery
Drive Comlmtant Hack From
llio Ornnde.
Washington, Feb. 21. The Mexican
Government knows now that the United
States will not tolernto Ihe jeopardising
of lifo and property on this side of tho
International border through the firing of
bullets by Moxlcnn combatants. The
United Slates Government Is prepared to
tuko drastic notion If neceswiry to prevent
n repetition of the Douglas, Ariz., Incident
in the recent Diir.-MudcrJ rovolutlon.
The Mexican Government has been in
formed of the determined attitude of this
President Taft, in accordance with his
determination lo safeguard American
Interests on this side of the border at any
hazard, ordered to-day the Twenty
second Regiment of infantry and one bat
tery of the Third Field Artillery to pro
ceed at once from Fort Sam Houston,
near San Antonio, to HI Paso. If forced
to it by a repetition of Ihe Douglas out
rage, this Government is prepared to use
Ihe Held artillery lo keep the Mexican
rebels or other armed bands from en
gaging in hostilities so close to the border
as to menace lifo and loperty on t "ie
American side.
There will be nothing hasty or precipi
tate (n the carrying out of this Govern
ment's policy, but It is apparent the Presi
dent nnd his advisers have determined
to show a strong hand in their dealing
with Mexico on this phnm of the situation.
It is the belief here that the Administra
tion in case of a crisis plans to use tho
Held nrtillery from American soil to drive
the Mexican combatants back far enough
ho'that the bullets from their guns will bo
harmless to lifo on this sldo of the border.
It was clear to-day that the Administra
tion has no thought of an actual military
invasion of Mexico if this can be avoided.
Tho prewnt movement, accordingly, has
no direct relation to Americans and their
property within tho confines of Mexican
territory. It is meant simply to protect
those on tho American side, particularly
the 43.000 inhabitants nnd the heavy busi
ness Interests ot F.l Paso. If, however,
tho army cannot accomplish its purpose
from Him American side other drastia
1'he determination oti the part of the
Government to protect American Inter
ests fullv was mado known to-night to
the Governor of Texas and the Mayor
of F.l Pao. It I understood the general
poliev was alo mado known to-night
to President Madero in a despatch from
the tute Department through the em
bay in Mexico citv
While it does not appear that there Is a
plsn for a general mobilization of the
u.rmy at this time like that at an Antonio
last March. It Is certain that a many
more troops will be rushed to the border
ns may be necessary to make tho force
really eflecllve. In any event there will
not be another mobllbatiou nt San Antonio
unless Congress should take the situa
tion out of tho Executive s hands and
order intervention. This would mean
the despatch of the entire army avail
able, about 40,000 men, nnd as many of
the 100,00") State guards a would volun
teer to go.
However, orders wero Issued to-night
by the War Department lo the depart
mental commanders practically repeating
ihe general orders of three weeks ago
directing that alt troops bo held In readi
ness to move on two hours notice. This
means all troops must bo fully equipped
and baggago packed on a field service
status. It was expluined that this action
was only precautionary, ns was the previ
ous order. Tho order applies only to the
mobile army, It was said, the coast ar
tillery being exempt.
Tho notion of the President in au
thorizing to-day's despatch or troops
followed a conference with Secretary of
War Stimson and acting Secretary ot
State Wilton. Secretary Stimson laid
beforo the President the appeal of the
delegation of F.l Paso business men
headed "by Mayor Kelley for military
protection to relieve the anxiety ot the
.citizens and to restore business.
They also presented official reports
showing a most serious (ondition, par
ticularly in the northern State, such
as indicates that general warfare may
begin at any time. These, with pro
tects which the President had already
receive! from Gov. Colquitt of Texn,
Representative Slayden and other Texas
representatives In Congre., led him to a
quick decision as to what action should
be ttikun. The protests are understood
to be or such a uaturo as lo cuuse fear
that the Government of Texas and the
citizen generally might in an emergency
take the situation into their own hands
With force and arms, thus bringing about
a situation thut woul d be difficult for the
Government to control.
Tho Wur Deport men t issued the orders
for moving the troops al Sun Antonio ut
noon to-day and exected them to be
unden way within u few bourn, moving
on u schedule to arrive nt El Paso in a few
hours. Gen. Duncan, commanding in
Texas, through whom tho order was
Issued, wad authorized to go himself to
HI Puso uud tako Immediate command If
he held the situation to justify II. Pend
ing his urrlvul the troops will report to
Col. E. U. Steover of the Fourth Cavalry.
who for several mouths hiiH Ixieii in
chararo of the border Patrol at Kl Puuo.
This Is the second despatch of troops
to thoRlodrandoHlnoo the latest disturb
ances began, the first battalion ot the
F.ightcontn Infantry having been sent to
Kl Paso from Whipple Rurrucks, Ariz., two
weeks uiro. Previous to that for several
bnnnths theentlro Fourth Cavalry lirtdlieen
either on or adjacent to tho hordnr, Col.
litoover ana tno nrsi squanron nnu a
machine gun platoon lieinir at Fort Hllss,
lust outside of Kl Pnso. 'Iroops K, F, O,
If, K and M havo been nt Fort lluaohuca,
Arizona, and troops 1 nnd L nt Fort
Apache, Arizona.
In these commands there are approxi
mately 4,150 officers nnd men and tho
Conttnutd on Fifth i'age.
Slurls Fifth! Against Men Who Caused
Illnl'iximtslnn Km in Union League Chili.
Chicaoo, Feb. 24. Kdwnrd Hlnes, the
lumberman, made answer to-dny to his
expulsion from the Union league Club
yesterday by n suit Tor $100,000 damages
against Clareneo S. Funk, general man
ager of tho International Harvester
Compnhy, who lestUed a alnst Hlnei
and is a member of the club. The suit,
only tho pra-clpe ot which was filed to
day, Is said to be for slauder.
A lengthy statement reviewing tin
case from Its beginning was given out
by C'hirlcs I,, Allen of the law firm of
Herrlck, Allen .V Martin, nnd It was said
that no action Is co itempla ted at this
lime against the club officials.
Tho club's general charge ngalust the
lumberman, who Is alleged to ha vo boasted
thnt ho "put Ixirlmer over" and is alleged
to have been tho collector of tho flOO.OOJ
f nd said to have been used In the elec
tion of Senator tjorlmor, was that his
"conduct was hostile to tho objects or
injurious to tho charactor of tho club."
The final vote in tho club's loard of gov
ernors Is said to' have been eleven for
expulsion and two for retention.
"Tnis is n serious matter," deolareJ
Mr. Allen, who represents Mr. Hlnes,
"and wo nre in dead earnest about tho
suit. Juhf now this damage, suit Is tho
only move wo have contemplated.
"No appeal to the courts from the
club's decision lo drop Hlne.s from Its
roll Is contemplated until at least n vote
has been taken on tho Iorimcr matter
In Washington," said Mr. Allen.
Funk said in the Lorimer inquiry that
Hlnes solicited $10,000 from him on be
half of tho International Harvester Com
pany toward the $100,000 fund "to put
Lorimer over."
Justice (Ion Remitted the Fine While
f.aw)er Walt Was Sending for Money.
John C. Walt, a lawyer who has ben i
counsel for Patrick Ryan, the builder of
the Manhattan Rridge, was fined J2.V)
for contompt yesterday by Supremo
Court Justice Ooff. but while Mr. Walt
was telephonlnp; lo havo n check cashed
the court remitted the fine.
Ilyun and his attorney appeared before
Justice Gon in the suit by Cornelius J,
Sullivan, cousin of Senator Timothy D.
Sullivan, to recover halt the profits from
the bridge contract under an agreement
with Ryan. The latter was being ques
tioned as to the profits and had testified
that the Ryan-Parker Construction Com
pany, which got the bridge contract,
not only made nothing but loet money.
When questioned concerning the Ryan
Parker Company, another concern, Ryan
was Instructed by his counsel not to an
swer liecouse the questions were not
relevant. The court directed Ryan to
nnswrr and Mr. Walt again told his client
to refuse. .
- "Vuut'.WWrcris1 lufiWuutuous Blrt
said Jnstloe Goff. turning to Mr, Wait.
"I hold you In contempt and flneyou $2S0.'
Tho court gent at once for Capt. I.ynob,
head of the court squad, and Mr. Wait
then tried to explain, but Justice Goff
said his conduct had been most aggra
vating. Then while Mr. Walt was arranging
to pay his fine the court decided to accept
the aMlogy offered, although remark
ing that he still thought the lawyer's con
duct was "most contemptuous.'
Th examination will go on next Satur
Manager, Senator Rankliead,
He Is In the Rare to Win.
WashikoTov, Feb. 21. -Representative
Underwood of Alabama, chairman of tho
Ways nnd Means Committee of the House,
to-night announced himself through his
cumimlgn manager. Senator llankhend,
us un avowed and active candidate for the
"In order to set at rest nny question In
the publio mind as to the actual candidacy
of Mr. Underwood," the Senator says in a
statement issued to-night, "I desire to
say that nil we are doing in his Ix-half
bus his full nnd hearty concurrence.
Ho is n candidate and is in the race not
only lo win the nomination but also the
election in November."
In explaining the grounds on which
Mr. Underwood's candldicy is bsse.l
Senator Bankhcud's statement hivb:
"We expect to go in on tho strength of
our cuudidate, his high character, his
well tries! leadership, his perfect sanity
and tioisu and his fidelity both to his
friendships nnd also to the great and
time honored principles of the Democratic
party. If we are unable to win save
through anonymous and unsigned attack
on other candidates then we do not expect
or even care to win. Indeed under such
circumstances we would not deserve to
win. In all wo do it will never be for
gotten that thero is a certain comity
due between candidates of the same
lurty nnd that after the nomination we
mu&t lie in a position to fight a common
political enemy."
The statement announces thut head
quarters for Ihe Underwood campaign
huve leen opened in the Woodward
Ilullding ut Fifteenth and 11 streets,
Tho opening of the Underwood head
quarters makes the seventh Presidential
boom jlmt is maintaining a suite or offices
and a corps of stenographers nnd clerks
in Washington. Old timers in the national
capital declare that never lief nre were
thero so many Ikioius at work on a sys
tematlu publicity campaign. The news
paper offices nre lielng deluged with state
ments trom the boom headquarters every
(irrniBii) Now Demands Cotigti
rrom France.
Hpttlal VohU 1)1 1 patt h to T;IE HUN.
Paiiik, Feb. 21. The Gcrmiiu Foreign
Office bus nent u nolo to the French Gov
ernment to tho effect thnt it will refuso to
appoint n delimitation commission to
carry out tho Moroccan agreomont re
cently reached until Franco gives full
satisfaction by ceding the islets In the
Congo which Germany alleges wero to bo
hnnnod over to her.
Thin would mean that the Middle Congo
and tho Gaboon would bo Isolated Trom
French equatorial Africa.
llcM wrvlre via amboonl Air Un Itv. btiort
nt route. Slccl mini, inquire list
Mesoritz Alone in II s Flatbush
Avenue Shop When Assas
sins Came In.
Ihmy lliooklyn Thoroiifrhhirc In Mlildn.v
Saw nnd Heard Nollilng
of tlio Murder.
WllllRin Meserltz, the proprietor or a
haberdashery shop at 778 Flatbush ave
nue, Hrooklyn, was found shortly nftor
noon yesterday lying dead behind one of
tho counters of his shop. A bullet hole
was In his head directly behind his left
enr: an empty money drawer showed an
apparent motive for the murder. Kxcept
for Meserltz and the murderer or mur
derer no one had been in the shop when
the s'-ot Afts fired and no one had been
attracted by the shot or by any one leav
ing the place hurriedly.
The money that was stolen amounted
to not quite $17: besides this the dead man
had been rifled of his gold watch and fob,
and a number of safety razors had been
taken from the counter behind which the
body lay Probably seven rar.ors were
It Is through these razors that the police
expect to trace the murderers, of which
there are probably two. 1 esterday after
noon at 5:S0 a reporter from TllK SUN
found a pawnbroker on Smith street.
Brooklyn, who had taken a safety raaor
of the same make as a pledge at 4:80. The
police had been to tho pawnshop hair an
hour beforo and they told the pawnbroker
that the number on the razor he had taken
identified it as one of those stolen. The
polico took tho razor with them to Brook
lyn headquarters, whore Capt. Coilghlln
ct the Brooklyn detective bureau and
Inspector Hugliea were in conference.
Ten minutes later six detective hurried
out or the building. All of these men work
In precincts in South Brooklyn and are
familiar with the criminal who infost
the Red Hook district of Brooklyn.
Inspector Hughe expressed himaelf
M lielng hopeful that an arrest would
be made very soon. He agreed that
the job. as far cs it can b) re con
st runted fro n the evidence left, was the
work of a pal of bunglers
Mes rts was M year old anl for the
last ten years had owned the haberdashery
shop, which la a large one for the neigh
borhood, and he was fairly prosperous.
At to minutes before 1 o'olock-JMaUr-
day Mrs. Jennie Ahem, who lives right
around tho corner from the shop, at 3
Lenox road, went into' tho store to make
a purchase. There was apparently no one
to wait on her. She stood for two or three
minutes "and then tapped Impatiently
on tho counter. Still no one came.
She tapped again. She was on the point
of leaving the store when Meserits's
nephew, Jeose Snltzer, 14 years old, who
works in tho store on Saturdays, came
in. He had been out for his luncheon
nnd brought back with him a basket
of lunch, for his uncle.
Mrs. Ahem commented to him on Ihe
fact that no one was in the shop. He
didn't understand why that was and
ho walked Iwick In the store calling for
his undo. There was no answer.
When the loy got to the end of three
long counters which are on one side of the
store, with a break in their continuity,
he wheeled behind a counter to wait on
Mrs. Ahem himself, thinking his uncle
had gono to get. change. Behind the
counter nearest tho street he saw tho
body of his uncle, face downward on Ihe
floor. The Iwiy soreamed. This frightened
Mm. Ahem and she leaned over the edge
of tho counter. She saw the body and ran
screaming lo the street.
N'ext door Is the saloon of Henry Hester.
berg, who is of some power in Brooklyn
politics George Hesterberg. a eon, was
in front of the saloon. Mrs. Ahem breath
lessly told him what was the matter, and
Snltzer following after, ho sent the boy
to the drug store of Heed A 8nyder across
the street. Then he ran into the store,
glanctd at the body and called up the
'ihe Bnitzer boy had been sent by the
druggists to get Dr. Wilson Zlramer of
17 Woodruff avenue. He came and after
examining the haberdasher he said that
ho thought he had not been dead for more
than twenty minutes.
When the police got there they found
that but one bullet had entered tho body
and there were no signs of any more shots.
A probe showed that the bullet had entered
the head directly behind the left ear and
that the c'lreotlon of the bullet was toward
the front, fhowlng that Meserit. had been
shot from behind.
On the counter was a shaving brush
'Hie door of the showcase in front of whloh
he had stood was open and there was an
empty tray. Two shirts lay on the floor
in tho Bpace at the end of the third counter.
The safe was open. The drawer where
the petty cash was kept in a cashier's
cage nt the rear end of the store was open
nnd there was no money In sight.
While tho police were investigating
alter Sinylhe of 87S Classon avenue.
Meserit.' sole employe except the boy,
cumo in. Ho had loft for lunch at 12
itiul was due to return at 1:30. This fact
was eslubllnhed ulxo by Snltzer. Near
the safe, which stands In the middle of
the store, was found a pear! handled pen
knife. This, Smytho and Snltzer said,
belonged to Meserltz.
Through Ihe clerk It was learned that
Meserltz's watch und fob wero gono,
August Schacht.n jeweller of 773 Flatbush
avenue, told Tun Stt.v man that he had
repaired the watch for Meserltz fre
quently, lie had u rooord ot lit. deecrlp-
Hon. The wutch had a gold hunting case.
14 karat, with a shield in the centre, and
wus engine turned. It was worth about
KM), Mr Sehaoht said. The number of tho
movement was 10014577; of the case, 10009.
Mr Schacht said that the fob was silk,
Conffnurd on Second Payc.
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Get Away With Jewelry and Cash from
.Second Avenue Store.
TWo men went Into tho Jewelry 'ore of
Roibcn Kgel and Oslos Ramras ut 1070
Second nvenue at lUto o'clock last night,
knocked Mrs. Ramras unconscious with
the butt end of a revolver she was alone
In the store-nnd got nwny with between
$500 and $000 worth of jowelry and $M In
Cash. Mrs. Ramras wns not able to give
a very complete description of the men.
Tlio store Is between 102d and 103d
street. The men camo In quietly and
asked to see a wedding ring. Mrs. Ram
ras took a tray from the showcase. One
man tried Home rings, but complained
they did not fit. Mrs. Ramrns then went
to the safe and opened it. Tlio man fol
lowed her behind the counter nnd when
she turned she was facing a revolver.
The man ordered iior not to scream, hut
to hand over whatever money thero wns
in tho rare. She gave him $50. The
other man with a brick rrnpped In heavy
cloth broke the glass of the showcase
and took out all the watches nnd jewelry.
Mrs. Ramras screamed then. Tho man
nearest her grabbed her by tho throat,
threw her against the safe nnd with tho
club of the revolver struck her over tho
head, knocking her unconscious.
Policemen Nau and Groot or the Fast
101th street station house, passing a min
ute or two later, found Mrs. Ramras on
tho floor by the safe.
Interrogations Before Trial In the Aban
doned Bingham Libel Suit.
The $100,000 libel suit of Gen. Bingham
against Mayor Gaynor wns marked dis
continued yesterday by Supreme Court
Justice Oavegan, pursuant to announce
ment by the plaintiff.
It was learned yesterday that several
weeks before the Mayor.'s letter of apology
was written ho was examined beforo
trial before ox-Justlco Joseph F. Daly,
as referee, on an order obtained by Gen
Bingham to enable him to question tho
defendant concerning the circumstances
under which the alleged libellous letters
were sent. Mayor Gaynor was obliged to
answer, "I don't remember," to many of
the questions
The Wife" Seemly In an Art Gallery,
t'nlted Btales Judge Decides.
ClKCIlWATr, Feb. 24. There is a differ
ence. United States Judge Howard Hol-
lister said to-day, between art in an art
gallery and on a postal card. James K.
Stewart, a postcard dealer in the Emery
Arcade, was fined 1100 and costs on a
charge of sending objectionable postals
tmigh'the'Bmlki. -
BUwart, who had been secretly indicted,
was in court with cards depicting "The
Wife," by Rubens, the original of which
is in Vienna, A local art dealer told the
Judge he considered the cards a work of
art. Stewart said he was n member of
the Society for the Prevention ot Vice
and that members of that body nad ap
proved the cards.
They have no place in a postcard
tore," said the Judge. "In an art gallery
it would be different."
Protest Against the High School I'ngllsb
ot Last Line ot "Houn" Dawg" Song.
WwniNWroN, Feb. 24. Rig red and blue
buttons with the last line of the Ozark
"Houn Dawg" song Imprinted on them
appeared at the capital to-day on tho coat
lapels ot Clark boomers. The buttons
were highly unsatisfactory to Mr. Clark's
friends, however, for they read:
"You've got to stop kicking my dog
All the Missourians In Congress imme
diately raised a protest, insisting that no
real Ozark mountaineer ever used such
cultured high school Knglih. So 5.000
buttons were ordered with the legend
"You gota etop klckln' my dawG
"It's a wonder," said Wallace Iias
ford, Speaker Clark's hccrotnry. who
can rind his way around nny part or Mis
souri at night without a lantern, "that
those buttons did not read:
" 'You must desist Trom' propelling my
canine: about with violent motions of the
feet.' "
Theatrical Man Appeals to Senator, Who
Hays He Is Powerless,
Washington-, Feb. 24. Al Heeves, tho
theatrical man of New York, wants some
methods devised by which actors can
vote. Ho has written to Senator Jones
of Washington calling attention to the
fact that 100,000 ootor votes are going to
waste every election day. He says the
showman is a man without a vote because
he is nearly always on the road and at
work on election day.
He urges Congress to devise some plan
by which aotors can vote, no matter
where they may be. Senator Jones has
replied that he is sorry, but he is power
less. It is up to the State legislatures.
Nest Does Not
Follow the
An application by Perclval Harden for
an order to compel the authorities of the
Consolidated Stock Exchange to sell the
seat owned by William T. Hoops and to
apply the proceeds above what Hoops
owes to members of tho exchange on a
judgment for $10,000 obtained against
Hoops for alienating the affections of his
wife was denied yesterday uv tne Appet
late Division of the Supreme Court,
Wants .10l,,"0O Damages for Woman's
Death. ,
GoLDKNDAl.E. Wash., Fob. at. The
administrator of the estate of Mrs. H. B.
Dabney, a coitBln of ex-Gov. Gecr of
Oregon, filed suit to-day against tho
North Bonk Railroad, a Hill line. Tor
$701,500 damages because of the death of
Mrs. Dabney In a wreck In January.
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Giund Jury Reported lo Favor
Thcm-Brandt (o Be Out
Notes of tho Doctors Who Examined
Him Sch ff May Ro Called
at rotico Trial.
Definite information was obtained by
Tub 8Jtr.v yesterday that tho Grand Jury
now Inquiring as to whether Folke E.
Brandt was sentenced to thirty years at
hard labor as the result of a conspiracy
feels now that' tlu-co Indictments should
bo voted. Tho Information waa to tho
effect also thnt tho doings of the police
in tlio Brandt prosecution wero of such
minor importance that indictment are
not necessary in their case.
Tito District Attorney refused to dis
cuss what tho Grand Jury might or might
not do.
Brandt will be released from the Tombs
at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning after
Supremo Court Justice Gerard eigne the
order remanding him for a now trial on
the indictment for burglary in the first
degree. Tho order will be signed tho
llrst thing Monday morning. Brandt's
lawyer, Miraticau Ij. Towns, prepared the
form of the order yesterday and submitted
it last night to tho District Attorney for
his approval. Mr. Whitman said the form
was correct, put his signaturo to it and
will send It to Justice Gerard to-day.
Brandt said yesterday that ho will re
main in New York as long as the District
Attorney needs him for Grand Jury or
other proceedings. Eventually he ex
pects to tako ndvantago of a promise he
has received from United States Senator
Knuto Kelson of Minnesota, who first
took an Interest in Brandt's com in 1003.
Senator Nelson has agreed to take care, Of
Brandt out in Minnesota and will help
him get employment
The prisoner professed to bo worrloJ
yesterday, about tlio possibility of a police
frameuii an he put It if ho was freed
at once. He sent word to tho District
Attorney by Mlrabeau L. Towns that ho
was afraid tlio police would try to get
him in troublo again by slipping A re
volver in his pocket when ho wasn't
looking or by arresting him for acco.i',
ing a woman or using some other motho I
of trickery. Mr. Whitman assured Brandt
that ho needn't. wcrrled. Brandt'
suggestion Jhat "he wouldJikejlpJilY.I.
Ihe " DstiHrtr-"A'tTorrieyY hoUBe' until the
case waa settled Mr. Whitman liastity
rejected. It was finally arranged that
tho man should be furnished by Mr
Towns with a place to livo,
Brandt said that an offer had been made
to him by a vaudeville manager. Mr.
Whitman said ho would not consent to
Brandt's going on the stage and he exaotcd
a promise from the man that no theatrical
offers would be accepted.
Tho District Attorney will put Brandt
beforo the conspiracy Grand Jury this
week, possibly on Tuesday. Brandt's
status will then not be that of a convict,
sinoo Justice Gerard's order quashes th
commitment by Judge Rosalsky and will
hold good unless tho decision is reversed
Brandt will testify beforo tho Grand Jury
that promises of n short sentence wero
mado to kim by Howard S. Gans in behalf
or Mortimer L. Sch in. Ho will say that
Gans visited him in the Tombs, told him
that ho would bo sentenced for only a
year at most nnd that the caso would bo
before Judge Rosalsky.. Ho will testify
also that when Pinkcrlon Detective Rogeru
got him to sign a confession that he had
committed burglary nnd nssault he be
lieved that tho confession wns nothing
more lluin a receipt for $50 that had been
given to him by Mr. Schlff and for $3,00)
thnt lie expected from Mr. Schlff. His
examination is likely to bo extended and
may cover two or three days.
Carl Fischer-Hanson, convicted ot sub
ornation of perjury and disbarred as the
result of a case ho was mixed up In attor
he had acted as Brandt's lawyer, will go
before tho Grand Jury to-morrow. Han
sen says that he will testify that Brandt
told him in tlio Tombs that Gans had made
him promises and "that everything waa
all right"; and that when ho asked Brandt
what his own position as oouneel was
Brandt replied: "The only reason you
were called in was that it would look bettor
If I bad a lawyer of my own."
After theso and other appearance
tho Grand Jury, it is expected, possibly
by the end oMhis week or tho first part
of next, will voto indictments.
It seems likely, officials think who
have speculated on tho probability of
long delay If the Gerard decision is takon
finally tq the Supreme Court of the United
States, that Brandt has at least two years
of. liberty before him and that some
thing may happen before thA two years
are out which will secure his permanent
freedom. The proceeding in the matter
of appealing from Justice Gerard's de
cision will be about bb follows: On Tues
day District Attorney Whitman and
Attorney-General Carmody will serve
notice that they will submit briefs to the
Appellate Division. It Is hardly postlble
that the Appellate Division can get around
to entertaining a motion before March 22.'
Probably ono adjournment will be granted
if such a request is mado. A decision by
tho court is not expected until April 10
or April 20. If Justioe Gerard's decision
is sustained that ends the appeal pro
ceedings. Brandt will then be retried.
If tho decision is revorsed Brandt's coun
sel will go to the Court of Appeal and their
motion couldn't get headway before May
or Juno. Tho Court of Appeals would
not be oxpeoted to decide the case until
next fall or early next winter. If they
rovorso Justice Gerard the caso will then
go to the Suprome Court of the United
States on tho ground that Brandt Is an
alien and that the resources of the State
courts havo been exhausted. District
Attorney Whitman and the Attorney
general agree that Brandt can get hi
caso beforo the United States Supreme
Court. , ,t ,
It would be very unlikely, they think.

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