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nertlly fair to-day and to-morrow; coldtr
to-day, with westerly gaie.
lied wcithcr reports will be found on page 15.
NEW YORK, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1912.- Copyright, IRIZ, by thr .Sim Printing nnrf I'tibtMIng Annotation.
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$25,000 HOLDUP
Montani. the Taxi Driver,
Among Them Two Women
Held as Witnesses.
Mrs. Isabella Goodwin, the
Woman Detective, Acted
as Roper.
Kri Kinsmnn. Amateur Boxer, and
Swede Annie Caught at
Grand Central.
find Vo ninck Tonrlnc Car. but Got
Away at Park Place Klcvatcd
Three men and two women were held
nt Police Headquarters last night in con
nection with tho daylight robbery of
KS.CO from two messengers of the East
River National Bank in Trinity place on
February 15. The men. one of whom is
(ieno Montani, the driver of the taxlcab
who wa released in the police court last
week for luck of evidence, are charged
with asault an robbery. The women
lire held ns witnesses. The police say
they had nothing to do with the robbery,
hut one of them shared In the swag.
Aside from whatever work the men
detectives did in getting the men accused
of the holdup, Deputy Police Commis
sioner Dougherty lavished praise last
evening on Mrs. Isabella Goodwin, the
police matron who has won her way into
the detective bureau because of the work
she has done in rounding up fortune
tellers. It was she who got valuable
evidence, evidence so important that it
cent Dougherty hustling around the city
In an automobile late on Sunday night
und resulted in the arrest of the three men
yesterday. As described by the detec
tives who spoke in admiration of Mrs.
Goodwin she was the "roper." that la ah
helped get. the prisoners into the police
So confident are the police that they
have three of the street bandits that
they said last night that in the home of
one of the prisoners in Boston they had
found $750 in the identical wrappers in
hich it had beenfdellvered to the Eaat
River Hank messengers at the Produce
hxchange Bank at Beaver street and
Broadway. In addition another of the
three men under arrest says that 12,000
f the $25,000 is In a safe deposit vault in
the Bower Bank under his name.
This would indicate that one of the
prisoners has confessed, but Commis
sioner Dougherty would not admit this
taut evening. Certain It is that one of the
prisoner, Innd Dougherty says he is the
man who sat on the seat with Montani
while the messengers were being black
jacked and robbed, has identified Mon
tani ar the driver of the taxlcab on that
As told at the time there were at least five
men In the holdup plot, not Including
Montani, if he was one of the members of
the Rang. The escape was not made in a
black touring car, us has been generally
believed. Instead, the three men who
did the rough work on the taxicabtook
an elevated train after they had left
their victims unconscious at Park place
and Church street and rode to an uptown
tation, where they were joined by thelr
wo pals who had boosted them into the
uxicab at the lower end of Trinity place.
Then the 125,000 was divided, the police
not telling last night how it was split up.
At lea ft two membeis of the quintet and a
woman who joined them went to .Peekskill
in a tailcab, and from there to Albany,
where they spent Thursday night. The
men went on to Chicago and the woman.
known as Swede Annie, returned to this
' ity on Friday. One of the men returned
'n Boston after he had sent his mother
two telegraphic otders for IW each. He
anie to tiits city last Sunday night and he
irid Swede Annie were arrested shortly
for noon yesterday at the Grand Cen
"al Station as they were about to buy
' et presumably fot the Pacific coast.
I.ate last night Dougherty returned to
Headquarters with the word that he hud
fo iri.l the chauffeur who took the holdup
men o Peekskill. The police can pro
1 io tnl man any time they want him.
a. innocent of any crime, however,
"d i. not under arrest.
ftwpfie Annies companion is Edward
kinsman, also known ns Collins, who had
'i" ambition, to be a prizefighter and the
e.iai y build for one. He is big necked
"'id ban a barrel body with sturdy arms.
tame here from Boston a short time
and for a time was employed aa a
-aitcr in the Nutshell Cafe at t03 West
1 wnty-foutth street.
shortly after his arrest the police
' red up Jess Albrozza, who Is an eleo
. inn and seven years ago wotked for
Mam when the latter was a truckman
tie Underwriters Salvage Company
snilivan street.
' ommissloner Dougherty would not
last evening whether Albrozza was
' 'f th two men who did the black-
.in.g "f the messengers in the taxlcab.
did ay however, that shortly before
rouM.ry .Montani and Albrozza tried
dicker with the owner of u moving1
are. plac, on the west side of Avenue
'etweeu Fourteenth and Fifteenth
Hi. frr the purchase of it. As the
"'t'-ietor wanted $12,000 it was more!
' Montani and Albrozza had and
rotiations came to an end, As indi-,
- a motive, for the robbery Com-'
t Dousherty said that Montani,
L'ontlnucd on Third rage.
Duke M. Farion of Chicago Turns All Ills
Property Over To the Holy Jumpers.
Waukhsi-A, Wis., Feb. 28,-Duke M.
Farson, banker
233 South La Salle street, Chicago, has j
my up everything he has in the world
to the Holiness Association, better known
,8 Holy JumPers, a religious cult of
wnicn ne is president.
His lands, his houses, his business, his
jewolry and personal belongings of value
have all been cast Into the treasury of tho
Taking up scrip and staff the cratwhllo
rich man Is oven now "an humble pil
grim in tho sight of the Lord," as he ex
presses It, "preaching the gospel In the
highways and byways."
The lease upon his offices at 233 South
La Salle street, Chicago, expires on May
t. It will not be renewed. The business
itself, according to Mr. Fafson, actually
ceased January I, and only the fag ends
remain to be gathered up and cut.
I am winding up my business affairs
right now," said Mr. Karsori at the head
quarters of the Holy Jumpers. Ho had
come fresh from a meeting of his fol
lowers. "There is hardly enough of tho
business left at tnls time to count," he
said. "I never owned an automobile,
so I had none to sacrifice, but what f amity
jewels I owned and all of my property
have been given to the religious society
I represent.
"Why shouldn't I give up everyth lng'
There are so many heatoen in Chicago,
in this country, in the world, tnat it is
selfish of any man, much more of a man
considered at one time rich, simply to
hang on to to his possessions and enjoy
them. I am devoting my time and all
my resources to the holiness cause."
The Holiness Association la incorporated
in Illinois. Its headquarters ore at the
old Fountain House, Waukesha, formerly
a famous summer hotel, where there, are
600 workers and preacher students In train
ing. Mr. Parson's announcement came on
the heels of the domestio entanglement
of Watson Blakesley of Chicago, who was
ordered by Municipal Judge G. N. Good-
now, to provide for his family, the com-
plaint being that he supportecHhe Holl-
ness Church while nWIm, hi. wtf- ,!
five, children. Ills case was continued
until March 21, when Mrs. Blakesley is to
report on his obedience to the court's
orders. ,
Mr. Farson avowed tliat when Blakesley
again faces the court on March 21 it will
not be alone. Farson will be there to en
ter a plea. The result may be the carrying
out of Blakesley's own plan, that of serving
notice of an appeal on the oourt.
Gets Away From Mrs. Campbell and
Telephones to Her Mother.
Helen Smith, the sixteen-year-old girl
Who disappeared on February 11 with
Mrs. Jean Campbell, a divorced woman,
returned to her. mother and her home,
1241 Dean street. Brooklyn, on Thursday
last. Her mother. Mrs. Sarah S. Smith,
forgot to let the police of the Atlantic
avenue station know about it, she said
last night, until she notified them yes
teruay. on Thursday Mrs. Smith re
ceived a telephone message from her
daughter, who was at the Bellevue
Stratford, Philadelphia. She said she
wanted to come home, but had no money
and wouldn t her mother please come on
and get her. She said that she was tited
or .Mrs. Campbell. Her mother went
at once to Philadelphia and met the girl
at the Broad street station of the Penn
sylvania Railroad.
The girl told her mother that Mrs
Campbell bad taken her to various hotels nor could I have said more. Of course I
in New York after they left Brooklyn, could not then know whether or not there
First they went to the Times Square, j would be u demand for me to accept a
then lived at the Hotel Albany for u while I nomination at some future time And
On the Tuesday after their disappear- believing, as I do, that the selection of
ance they had gone to Philadelphia. Last candidates for the Presidency rests en
Thursday, according to the story told drely with the people. 1 could not say that
It. J."1:," V.-".."'
suggestions to her that alarmed her and
she left Mrs. Campbell in a department
store ana went 10 me ueiievue-ntrutroru
to telephone.
300 Soldiers and Polite Besiege Band
the Thurloglan Forest.
Sptttol Cablr DttcattH la Tux Hex.
Berlin, Feb. 2. Two hundred soldiers nilnHli even though t ne majority of the
and police are trying to-night to capture Prty 1h against him.
a desperate triple murderer who is lead- "1,ul nf,er he lmH t)eu" oul of '' J"''
Ing a band of gypsies, all of whom have for a Wm ll1' ,ia control of tliat ma
taken refuge In the Thurinirian Forest chinery. He is in the position absolutely
nearFulda. The gypsies are armed with
rifles and revolvers.
The band has terrorized the in.Iohl.nr. .
hood for some time and r.fter robbing
farms the men have on several occasions
wounded persons who re-iste-J their
The soldiers and police are manoeuvring
to surround the outlaws and a tterc
battle seems to be unwinding.
Baptists Drop
r "Pallor.'
For "Mlnter"
Chicago. Feb, 2, Baptist Ministers of
Chicago wih hereafter be addressed as
"Mister" or "Pastor." according to a reso
lution adopted at the meeting of the
Baptist ministers conference at the .Ma
sonic Temple to-day.
"Ibis Idea of addressing ministers of
.i i i i .
;;.."r7' "!z".nf"T,rtna7 a,nu 1 1
Thomas, pastor of "the Austin Baptist' "As for the recall of judicial decisions
Church, moderator of the conference, what I said relates of course to ronstl
"and I favor an entire elimination of ail tutionul questions and I do not believe
juice excepting piam mister or, ir pre-
'Theodore Is Led By Parly leaders,"
Detlarra His Sister.
UCTROIT, Feb. 2.-Propped Up with
pillows In her bed In the Park Hotel nt
Mount Clemens to-day Mrs. Anna Roosevelt
ho U a candidate for tho Presidency
l iffS""!" ?' ''I,n"e;1- ,
., ., . .1 If f ' 1 aciti t
ring," said Mrs. Cowles. "Still I cannot
unaersiana wny ne should consent to
piace nimsen m tne nanus or this great
commonwealth when he has much to
Iosa nfifl lull IIi.Im n nn ii.
"I feel brother is riot nmn nn .h
dictates of his own conscience. It an-
pears to me that he is led entirely by his
friends and the leaders of his rwrtv." I
Lowles. w re of Rear Admiral Cowles resmeni iuii ior a second term .Mr. . ' m um uui
and sister of Theodore Roosevelt, closely no believe the oft tour w S?
scanned the paper which detailed ao- President had the i-onfldence of the "t 7Z the driver "ot
count ft of nor hrnther rlptrjitlnn that neonle. 1 Iminri B.i foo-ititin. in.
Oovernmont Needs n St roup Man.
Hp Says, in Whom People
Have Confidence.
Declares That Third Tent Pledge. Tuicn
Taken, Meant Only n Third Con
seetilho Term.
Boston, Feb. 20. -The lloosevelt cam
paign began to-day,
Tho Colonel, who announced before
leaving New York that his Boston visit
was not a political one, this afternoon
jumped into tho ring whero his hat has
been for some time and mado a speech
before the Houne of Representatives.
Then ho went to the Senute Chumbcrund
said a few words there.
He did not call on Gov Foss while at tho
State House.
Tho talk to the legislators related to
tho Colonel's Columbus speech, and he
endeavored to make clear just what ho
meant by his utterances there on
He asserted that he does not advocate
the recall of Judges but the recall of
legislation by Judges. What tho Colonel
advocates is that in cases where a law
passed by tho legislative body In the in
terest of the goneral welfaro of tho com
munity has been declared unconstitu
tional tho people shall have the right to
pass llnal Judgment on the proposition.
in opening. Col. lloosevelt expressed
his belief In genuine popular rule, direct
nominations, primaries and direct pref
erential presidential primaries and the
'UB,e f inl,Ia,lv, and referendum "under
w",rlr cuosen uevicee.
Col Roosevelt to-day explained to his
callers his position on the third term. It
was just the explanation that was pre
dicted. What he meant when he said in
1004 and repeated in 1V07 that he would
not accept a nomination for u third term
under any circumstances was that he
would not accept a third consecutive term,
He also is said to have told his callers
that he did not believe President Taft lias
the confidence of the people and that he
had grown reactionary In office.
The Colonel was asked to-night if he
would support the nominee of the Re
publican national convention at Chicago,
and to this he replied "Of course I will."
"I am happy, entirely happy, because
I am fighting for a principle atid the issue
is In no sense a personal one. You may
qllWWM ylng UiaU" he added.
People who called on the Colonel tq-day
told him that Wore he could expect to
make any headway he must make a sat
1 Ufactorj explanation to the people of the
position he will take In-fore tne public
on the third term, the recall of the .Judge
and of judicial decisions and his refusal
to support President Taft for h second
My position on the third term," lie told
Ins callers, "is p-rfectly simple. I stated
It as clearly as 1 could in 1im, and re-
Iterated it In 1107 I said I would not
accept a nomination for a third term
under auy circumstances, meaning of
course a tnlrd consecutive term.
I could not have said less at that time
at no time In my life would I acceut
another nomination.
"It must I e clear to I ny reasonable
man that the precedent which forbids a
third term lun reference solely to a third
consecutive term. It grew out of the fact
that a President of the United States under
the present convention system of electing
delegates can. if he knows how to use the
machinery at his disposal, renominate
of ftnv Private citizen. The machinery
then is in the hands of the man occupying
ofllce of President "
Mr- ''oevelt aked his questioners to
assume for the sake of argument tha he
hld changed his mind with reference to
l,ie wisdom of the prohibition against the
Ul!rd ,erm- 1 wa"t 11 understood," hu
said, "that I have not chinged my mind
My iosltion has simply been misunder
stood. But let us OHsutne that I Imve
changed. What then? Who U harmed?
F.very man has a right to change his opin
ions. o looking nt it either way it is not
a serious matter.
"Now with reference to the recall of
Judges and judicial decisions. Why
out West they have said because I ex
pressed my belief in the judicial system
of Massachusetts that 1 was too con
servative. It Is a little surprising, isn't
it, that here in Massachusetts they should
think me too radical because I approved
their system,
the people will be misled on that point
The idea that I hud in mind the recall of
all decisions is too absurd for serious
"My position is that the people, who
make the Constitution, liave a right to
review the decision of any small body
w,lu l,lal1 "nsuumon means
wnethlng other than they think it does." '
Aked why he refused to support
gnat many people believe," he
aaid, "that they need a strong man at the
-an who grows progressive in
f flU'. rtp it. lAftut nn u'hn HnM w. r .r . . w
oflll'e. or ut least one who does not grow
He believes that ?rldent Taft ha
grown reacttfjrsiry in
ofllce and turned
more und more nwuy from the pwple
'""' name of the iiereon who gave nut
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r,...u,.Ur. -wi. .... i
He Appears Before a House Committee on
Rill for legislative Beferenre Bureau.
Wahiiinutom. Feb. 20. Tim Hon.
I James Bryce, British Ambussador to the
United States, established a precedent J
to-uay uy appearing as a witness Detore
a committee of Congress. He discussed
for the benefit of the Library Committee
the bill Introduced by Representative
N'elson of Wisconsin, an insurgent. Re
publican, proKslng the creation of a
legislative reference bureau in tho Li
brary of Congress.
"It certainly is rather unusual," said
Mr. Bryce, "for tho repres entntivo of
another country to meet n committee
of either house of Congress, but tho cir
cumstances are so unusual In this case
that there, can be no exception taken to
my coming. The subject of the estab
lishment of a legislative reference bureau
is absolutely non-partisan in character
and raises no direct political issue. This
is a matter of common concern and any
opinion I may express cannot be thought
to havo any political bearing."
The Ambassador then spoke nt con
siderable length in explanation of tho
legislative reference system in the British
Parliament, and by way of suggestion
said that tho passage of the Nelson meas
ure would afford tho members of Congress
many conveniences.
Mr. Nelson, the author of the measure,
laid beforo the committee Indorsements
of his bill from legislators, scientists
and other public men, among them Theo
dore Roosovelt, Woodrow Wilson and
President Lowell of Harvard University,
Mr. Nelson's bill provides that the pro
posed bureau gather, classify and make
available data bearing upon legislation.
At the request of the President, ' com
mittees of Congress and members, under
certain regulations, the bureau will also
be required to draft bills. It Is under
stood that the Nejson bill will be favorably
reported In the near future.
Warning ot (Sales From Approaching
Oklahoma Storm.
A si mmer like thunder squall assaulted
the city last night, and in a period of ten
minutes, ending at 10:20 o'clock, .42 of
an inch of rain came down, chiefly in
almost horizontal lines before a gale of
sixty miles from the northwest Lightning
was first observed from the forecaster's
tall tower ut 9:20 oclock. The dogs of
the storm began to growl at 0:4N, and
thereafter a fine old fashioned electrical
disturbance fitfully illumed the rain
permeated air. The rain for a few
minutes was torrential, choking sewer
entrances and overflowing the sidewalks.
The temperature rose to 43. The squall
lasted nearly fifteen minutes. From the
moment the rain and soft snow began
falling a little before noon to 11 o'clock
last night 1.00 inches of rain had been
measured by the forecaster.
The Oklahoma storm that created the
display hereabouts was reported central
at 8 o'clock Ust night over the lower lakes.
Washington predicted thus:
"(ienerall fair Tuesday and Wednes
day. Colder Tuesdr.j, with westerly
A sp-cial storm warning said that there
would be high west winds for the next
twenty. four hours (from 'to P. M. last
night) reaching gale force In the Middle
and North Atlantic States.
Thinks Nephew William Will Br Keiioni.
lusted and Keelrrted.
MiiXBUKT. Mao., Feb. 20 Miss Delia
(' Torrey, aunt of President Tuft and
familiarly known as Aunt Delia, is not
pleased at the announcement of former
President Roosevelt. Miss Torrey, who is
xl years old and who returned on Satur
day from a visit to the White House.
when asked to-day what she thought
of the Roosevelt statement said:
"I am very sorry Col, Roosevelt has
decided to b a candidate for the Presi
dency again. 1 feel sure he will be de
feated and that my nephew, President
Taft, will be renominated and reelected
for a second term. I think the President
has done nothing to cause t lie people to
go back on him, and while I am a woman
and do not know much about politics I
think publio sentiment is with President
I aft anil will curry him through all
right "
Decrease from Corresponding Wrrk of
1011. hut Tjphulil (Jains.
The dlmlnlnbliiK mortality and de
creasing the death rate which ha been
marking the year 1912 In New York
city continued last week, when only
1,63,-1 deaths were report-V :i rate of
16.4S for 1,000 of population. During
the corresponding week In 1911 there
were 1,670 deaths, und the lute was
The noteworthy Increases In mortal
lt last week were eight deaths from
typhoid fever, double the total of last
year, and 22. I from heart disease, 37
more than a year ago. There was an
Increase of 11 deaths Ir the 220 from
tulierculosls, while pneumonia's total
of 294 showed u decrease of 14, Bright'!
dlseuse and nephritis caused lltuleaths,
or 12 less.
Four hundred and nine children died
under nve yearn of use, of which 25S
were under one year. Two hundred
ami ninety-seven of the totul deaths
were among persons over 6.1 years old,
601 were In institutions, and 77 among
the tenement oopuatlon.
Trafllr Pollreman Had a l-ong Chase, But
Finally Srlted Bridle.
Horses drawing u department store
delivery wugon cut loose on Central
Park West yesterday afternoon and
went galloping downtown. At Kl-ihty-
sixth street Policeman Matthews cf the
that team.
When they reached Highly-first
street the auto had caught up and
Matthews lenned out for the bridle of
ihe near horse. He was thrown, but
hjld to the horse's head and brough'.
the team up short. He (hen went home
"" "lck leave with a sprained ankle and
inner injuries.
imint tam: ntAisrr.
Drink l'ryul .Sprint Wwr. biuiinJ l me
SPr" - i kiu ilu. Pboot Murray 1IIU iw.
iiiiiiu n MiUtlVMq I'UV KU IV II
Missing Son of Insurance President
Probable Victim of West
Side Thugs.
Young AUerli4ln! Man Left Brooklyn
Home lHt Wee!.-IloblK'tl In
Augustus Colson of the Insurance
firm of Colson & Kceler, 95 William
street, president of the Empire City
Klrc Insurance Company and vice
president of the New Y-jrk Klro In
surance Company, found the body of
his sou, Irving, 36 years old. In the
morgue ut the foot of Hast Twenty
sixth street Inst last. Irving Colson
had not been at his home, 3G Clark
Htrcct, where ho lived with his father,
since last Wednesday.
Uarly In the morning ot February
22 Policeman McGernld of tho West
Thirty-seventh street station heard
groans coming from a doorway at 40S
West Korty-sccond street 'and saw a
young man lying unconscious and
breathing heavily. Dr. La Rochelto
came with an ambulance from the New
York Hospital and took the man to
Bellevue. Ills face was terribly bruised
and his skull no badly fractured that
the physicians at Bellevue wondered
that he survived the trip In the am
bulance. He died that morning after
about six hours In the hospital.
mere was notning in his pockets ex
cept two keys. Whatever money and
whatever papers he had carried were
gone. Ills clothes were torn and cov
ered with dirt and blood as though from
it struggle or from being dragged
through tho street. It was put down
...i.i i. . .
which occur between gangotert mil
which end abruptly when one of the
lighter!! meets his death. So far as Is
known the Investigation made by the
police was most perfunctory.
An uutopsy performed by Dr. Albert
T. Weston, coroner's physician, showed
that the man had hen badly beuten and
that he had died of a fractured skull.
After the autopsy the body was sent
to the Morgue to await un Identifica
tion. Xo one came.
Meantime Augustus Colson was hunt
ing high and low for his son. He had
no reason to suppose that the boy had
gone to Manhattan, but It was not until
last night that he visited the Morgue.
He found that the body of the young
man, supposedly the victim of a gang
feud or of some drunken row between
longshoremen, was that of his son. After
making the identification. Mr. Colson
had the body removed to un undertak
ing establishment.
Irving Colson wjs married but had
no children, tie was In the advertis
ing business. Mr. Colson said last
night thiit he had no theory n- to lnmv
hli son met his death.
Mother Superior Has to Produce t'on
rnl' Books In a Will Contest.
Margaret R. Cullen, M, ther Super
ior und president of the Convent of
St. Vincent de Paul at Ml. St. Vincent,
appeared yesterday before .lames A. Al
len as referee with books and records
of the convent under an older obtulned
by the executors of the estate of Charles
II. Heed, u contracting printer, who
died u year ago leaving the bulk of his
I1U0.OO0 estate to Dr. C. Carter Flake
und Mrs. William Orunl Blown.
The will has Leen probated In Con
necticut, but u suit to set usldo the
piobute has been brought by Jessie
U. Heed, who shjh she Is h daughter
of the testator und was put In u con
vent when an Infunl by her mother,
who later got u divorce fnun lte-d. The
claimant Is a nun under the name of
Sister ilnry Iterchmans.
Arthur K Jlansl, cotmet for thf
execiitori who got the o"ilrr directing
the Mother Superior to produce the
hooks and records, uakvd that records
he submitted If possible te'.hng the his
tory of 'i Sister Mary llerchmumi who
Is supposed to have died. Mr. Ilansl
wanted to find nut whether ufter the
death the name had lss-en taken by the
nun who says she Is the daughter of
th testator and to learn whelhir the
claimant has assigned her pt'0eity to
the order
.Mr. Ilansl suld that th good faith
of the members of the order was not
questioned but that the Identity of the
claimant was at Issue. The records
submitted by the Mother Siierlor have
not been examined as yet.
Boston Man Made Thoughtful Prepara
tion for Ills Hultly.
Peter Yonson, a stationary engineer
recently arrived from Boston, killed
himself by taking gas In his furnished
room nt 327 West 124th street last
night. In a letter which he left for his
landlady, Mrs. Charles Wulsh, was $11,
Ten dollars, he said, was to pay for his
lodging and tho other dollar was In
payment for the gas which be Intended
to use In ending his life. He said he
was tired of living, but was sorry to
have to bring the odium of a suicide
upon Mrs. Walsh's house.
Another note addressed to the police
man who should be called Into the. case
contained a 12 bill and the Informa
tion that In his trunk were several
letters which he wished to have sent
by registered mall. The $2 was to pay
for the registration. One letter was
addressed to HortJKalU 146East Con
cord street,' Hoston"; "another to the
Suffolk Pavings Bank, noston. and the
third to 1C tlclhart, 1S4S Park avenue.
New York,
I'm fruln. Itlllrt. ralrr-lrci made ilflklout
lib A.HUOtfTl'BA BITTr.HS.- Att,
Heavenly Wanderer Plunges Into Hea
Near Enough to Splash Decks.
Boston, Feb. 2. The Leyland Line
steamship Boston lan which arrived to
day from Manchester, England, reported
the bursting of a largo meteor only a few
yards away from the vessel on last Satur
day. Capt. Perry said that at & A. M, on that
day he saw the meteor falling from, the
skies to the southwest. As it neared the
water, a hissing sound was distinctly
heard. The entire vessel was Illuminated
aa if by a powerful searchlight and the
meteor struck the water with a report.
It went into the sea only a few ship
lengths from the bow and dashed the
water over the decks of the steamer.
Tells Him Not to Be Disturbed By "Crime
Wares" In Newpapers.
Mayor Claynor sent this letter yester
day to Police Commissioner Waldo:
Your letter of February '-) slvlnc me Ihe
statistics of crime since September I, toil,
and the corresponding statistics for the
last two years, showing t tin t there Is non
no unusual amount of rrllne In the city,
Is at hsnd. This Is all very tnin hut yiiti
must remember you cannot prevent the
proprietors of rav-hag newspnpers from
Inventing a wave of crime whenever they
feel disposed to do so for the sake of sensa
tion nnd Ihe elrcillnllon of I heir newspapers.
They would ho wllllna to bring any Infamy
on the rlty for the sake of IneressltiK their
circulation. Hut do not he dliliirhed by
that. Intelligent people understand It
perfectly, W. .1. Oatnor, Mayor.
Rioters Smash Street Cars and Loot Stores
Polite Afraid to Act.
Sprtttt CaN Deipalch to The Sck.
Kinqhtok. Jamaica, Feb. 2(1. The
struggle between the street car company
and the public culminated In a serious
riot last night when a band of hooligans
captured the city from the police, burned
a street car and smashed plate glass
windows and looted stores.
In fights which occurred with the toughs
moro than a score of persons were injured.
The mob got out of control, attacked the
car shed and smashed a number ot cars.
The police ceased to arrest the rioters
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fearing a widespread disturbance on
account of the temper of tho people.
The city is without any street car service.
The lower class Is very much eiclted, and
feeling is high against police Interference,
The Canadian Elect rio Company owns the
car line. The trouble arose last Friday
over a raise in the rate of fare from seven
miles for a shilling to six for a shilling.
Craiy Man la Clerical Big Shot Blank
Cartridges In Parliament Lobby.
apttttt CoM'r n$vtteh to TBI 8cv.
,Londok Feb. 2. There was a lively
stampede In the lobby of the House of
Commons to-day when a man dressed as
clergyman suddenly drew a pistol from the
folds of his cloak and fired two shots at
the roof. Members and guests rushed
belter skelter to places of safety. No dam
age was done The pistol was hnded with
blank cartridges. The shooter was ar
The man is believed to be demented
He shouted that the Joernment would
be responsible if the miners were com
pelled to throw down their tools and also
referred constantly to himself as the Mes
siah. The police hurriedly formed a cordon
about tne building, fearing that the dis
turbance was the forerunner of u suffra
gist demonstration because Premier
Asquith had refused a little while Issfore
to tjraut an audience to Mrs. Putikhurxt.
Holdup Men Needn't Try to (Set Ana)
With 1,'nrle Ham's trash.
The Custom House decided recently
to equip u number of Its inspectors with
revolvers and send them to accompany
the cashiers receiving the duties of pas
sengers of steamships from foreign porta
lest the cashiers be held up by gun men.
Several squads of inspectors went on duty
yesterday for the first time. Each cashier
left the pier with the collections from
the French liner, the Rochambeau, from
Havre, the Bermuda Atlantiu steam
ship Oceana from Bermuda and the
j Bermudisti from the same place with
inrre i uiru uusioinn men un u uuuyguaru,
The Oceana brought the first large con
signment of Kaster lilies, about 5,000
blooms There was also aboard the
Oceana a dog belonging to the pilot of
the tender at Hamilton, Bermuda, which
had followed its master to the ship and
hail stowed away At first there was a
disposition on the part of some passen
gers to treat the dog discourteously. The
women protected it and soon the whole
ship's company was singing, "You gota
stop kickln' my dawg aroun'." Hie
dog will tie taken back to Its master aboard
the Oceana.
KorlalUt Who Ones Mone) lo Coopera
tive Bakery Herognlied By a Woman.
DhTROir, Mich,, Feb. 20.-'Iltlough a
etter written by a Detroit wonuui to rela
tives in Houpllnes. France. V II Seller,
former Socialistic Mayor of that, city,
und a prominent business man, charged
with owing a large sum of money to a
workingmen's oooerutive society, lias
been traced to this city. The man lias
been seen within a week on the streets
by people who knew him in France. It
Is believed that he is still in this city.
According to stories related by former
cltiteus of Iloiiplines Holder was Mayor
of that municipality for twelve years.
He turted a. largo cooerative bakery in
order to give the workingmon and their
families an opportunity to get foodstuffs
at the minimum cost. A large retiate had
acctunulated and was entrusted to him.
In 100 he is alleged to have, ordered
that the aurplus be used in making special
cakes and dainties for distribution on
holidays, be charged expense to the asso
ciation. However, the distribution was
not made. About the first of this year
a demand waa made that the accounts lie
audited and shortly after Sohler left
France and sailed to America.
On February 10, Mrs. Oabrisl Von
Pnteehen of 7!KI Belvldere avenue, of this
city, who lived in Houpllnes when a girl.
recognizra Sohler on the street. Last
wmaIt SCn h I r m.H. lila knm. Allli I rail.
Hplllebout, a musician. Spillebout turned
him out end since then no trace of Hchler
can be lound,
I Invaluable for Invalid, anil l.onvasrcflti.
H. T IlKU'KV SO.N3 to., Ul fullon St., .V, V
AM. .
Scandal, He Says, Was Con
cocted in the Tombs
Prison With Help.
Mr. Schlff Decides to Go to
the Public With the
Whole Story.
Will Oppose to the End Libera
tion of a Dangerous
Flglillne Ihe f'niwe of 1ft cry Husband
and Father Attacked In HLn
Mortimer L. Schlff mad" public yes
terday two letters thalKoulkei E.Brandt
wrote to Mrs. Schlff and the scandal
concocted when the prisoner was in
tho Tombs and carried years later to the
Governor. The letters were included,
in a long statement of the whole, cats,
herewith printed in full. Mr. SohUf de-.
fends his acts and those of his adviser,
reflects on publio officials and. newspaper!
that he says have misrepresented And
reused him, and charges that Brandt,
while confined in the Tombs tried to
blackmail himself out by threats to re
flect on Mrs. Schlff 's character,
Mr. Bchlff prepared the statement
reluctantly, he says, and for the sole
purpose of getting a chance denied htm
by the District Attorney and the Attorney-General
of putting his aide of the
Brandt case before the public. He inti
mates his belief that Brandt had help
in concocting the scandal and putting
it into a letter prepared in the Tomb
which is not published but the substance
of which is given. Carl Fischer-Hansto
first approached him onBrandt's behalf an4
shortly afterward J. C. Rosenthal, tatter.,
lawyerwho is now disbarred, like Hansen,
approached Mr. Schlff and warned him
that Brandt would say that it was Mr.
Hchiff who admitted Brandt into the
ftohlff house on the night of March t,
107, and that Mrs. Schlff gave him the
two diamond horseshoe stickpins he
took away. Mr. SchilT says that Howard
H. Clans, his lawyer, called on Brandt
once, March 13, 1007, when Brandt was
In the Tombs, and that tho prisoner told
Onns that unless he was let off lightly he
would Implicate Mrs. Hchiff.
To all theso threats Mr. Hchiff turned
a deaf ear, he says. He believed then and
believes now, '.hat Brandt was a dangerous
criminal, that he committed burglary
und should be tried for burglary. Instead
of conspiring against Brandt, he took. h,e
says, the only Kssiblo course prosecu
tion openly of n dangerous man, and it
was not hi Ideii at all that Brandt should
plead guilty.
Brandt's lies about Mrs. .Schlff were
known to the Governor, said Mr. SchUT,
und prorly dealt with by him without
any hearing of Mr. Schlff. Trie same faUe
statements were conveyed by Brandt
to Senator Knute Kelson of Minnesota.
Silenced time and time again, these false
hood obtained new circulation recent.y.
and apparently, Mr. Schlff intimates, by
the favor or pubuo officials. One of Mr.
Schlff's principal reasons for Issuing the
statement Is to destroy the insinuations
and innuendoes that have obtained cur
rency from such sources.
He i informed, ho says, that Brandt
gave two professional criminals In the
Tombs information about the valuables
in his house and how to get at them. He
says he will oppose to the end the libera
tion of Brandt and in doing so Is ft ghllng
the cause of every husband and father
liable to attack in his household by a
revengeful servant This is his statement
In full:
Statement b Mortimer I.. Menu?.
I have decided to make a piiblicstatemsoi
of the pettfnent facts connected nlth the
llratidl ease so far as they are within my
knoitlndge, I would have mads thl state
ment sooner but for my hope of sn oftbor?
timlty to make it under oatb In a nubile
Judicial proceeding, hut all my efforts to
mine such an opportunity have been
blocked by the Attorney-General and the
! District Attorney.
ilv coiiomI did their best to : or for
Mr. Oans and myself sn opportu;uty of
t-:'flnc before Communion r tm.d, but
e were denied that opportunity upon a
pretext so flimsy that every lawyer In
ton knows Its absurdity. I refer to th
contention of the Attorney-Oe.isral and th
District Attorney that wltnetMs volun
tarily testifying before Commlasloner Hand
at their ori reuueat and expressly waiving
Immunity mlcht none the leas obtain Im
munity from prosecution in cae the pendins
Investigation before the Grand Jury should
furnlih evidence of a conspiracy to defeat
the ends of Justire.
I now. fear that upon the same pretext
r may be denied un opportunity of testi
fying before the Grand Jury and ot defend
inir ourselves against attacks upon u by
such persons as Brandt and Hschsr-llaa-seti,
the disbarred attorney and ex-eon-'
vlrt. Kven the police trial of Officer Woold
ridse, which would have glreu some oppor
tunity to reveal the facta In a publio In
quiry, has been postponed until the termi
nation of the Grand Jury proceeding
Ihe opportunity to present my evidence
may be postponed for months. Sly only
method of placing my eae before the pub
lio seems to be by metna of a voluntary
statement to the prew.
Neither I nor my counsel Jiava rr
succeeded In securing an Inspection of tb
papers filed on Brandt's behalf on th
lltlnit hack the oM ilV. Iiitt Uia prk' U
Ihr rc ami krrpt II Ibrrc, lAiyUct Uro.., N. I.,

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