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Generally fair to-day and to-morrow; mod
erate to brisk northwesterly winds.
Detailed weather reports will be found on page 13.
VOL. LXXIX. NO. 181.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1912. comwr. ii2. bu sn rrMino Pubmng Auociaiion.
! ii
Thrre Others Have Also Spoken
for IHm, Making Twelve to
Roosevelt's Eight.
llrpuhlican Executives Rend Word to
Washington of Their Hearty
Support. "
WisnisoTOK, Feb. sr. President Taf t's
headquarters made public to-night mes
sages received from nine Republican
(lovernors indorsing the Taft Admlnis
t ration and assuring the President of
their loyalty and confidence In hi success.
These (lovernors were E. O. Eborhart of
Minnesota, M. E. Hay of Washington,
). F. Carroll of Iowa, 8. S. Pennewlll of
Delaware, John K. Toner of Pennsylvania,
lien W. Hooper of Tennessee, Philip Lea
(ioldborough of Maryland, William Spry
of Utah and A. J. Potliier of IUiodo Island.
In addition to these President Tuft
has already been assured of tho support
of (lovs. Charles S. Deneen of Illinois.
T I. Oddle of Novada and J. A. Mead
of Vermont. President Taft is therefore
hackeil by twelve Republican Governors.
As against these twelve Republican
fioremors Col. Roosevelt has been in
domed by eight. Those who have de
clared for the Colonel are W. K. Glasscock
of West Virginia, Chester H. Aldrlch of
Nebraska, Robert P. Baas of Now Hamp
shire, Chase S. Osbom of Michigan, W. It.
Mubbs of Kansas, llorbert 8. Hadley of
Missouri, Joseph M. Cary of Wyoming
and Robert S. Veesey of South Da
kota. The first of these Governors signed
the call which brought forth Roosevelt's
announcement of his candidacy.
The statement issued at tho Taft head
quarters to-night says that Gov. Cary of
Wyoming has "reserved judgment" fol
lowing the recent political pronounce
mcnts of Col. Roosovolt. Inasmuch op
Gov. Cary signed tho call to Roosevelt
this statement aroused a good deal of
interest. It was said that the call went
to Roosevelt before ho had delivered his
Columbus speech and that Cary haa not
announced his indorsement or Roosevelt
since that speech, although all of tho
other Governors concerned have done so.
A good deal of doubt has been expressed
off and on as to where Gov. Eberhardt of
Minnesota would finally land and the an
nouncement from Taft headquarters al
lays all doubt in regard to him. Gov. F,
12. McGovern of Wisconsin is committed
to th" Presidential candidacy of. Benator
IJ,ollftl):'I'woUhtirfor all of the
Itepunlican llovernors.
Foiur-rjf'the' telegram's slgtveaTiy" the
Governors who have declared for Taft
are west of the Mississippi River, where
Roosevelt 2s supposed to be strong. Tho
Taft people contend furthermore that in
the States whose electoral votes ore neces.
i-ary for Republican success at the polls
next November but which now have
Democratic Governors tho men who ran
for Governors nt tho last election are sup
porting Taft.
Here aro some of the things that the
Ilepublican Governors say in their mea-
Mgos to the President:
President Tnft's Administration, meas
tired by all standard uf accomplishment
and fidelity to duty, entitles him to the in
dorsement of a second term, which I believe
inherent sense of fairness and Justice
of tliD American iwoplo will imsrnilclnclv
lilve him
Aoor.ru A. KnPRHinDT.
'(Jovornor of Minnesota
Can administration can point to the en
s' intent of mi many wise and progressive
huh hs lliul of President rati 1 am con
viiued that we can make greater progress
under Mr Tuft as President than liy "swnp
!"nir horses" at this period I nnqunlllledly
indore the President's arbitration Kace
treaties, Ms stanil to take the tariff out. of
politics by the creation of a tariff commis
sion and the btislnesllkp administration he
lias triven to national affairs. Ills has been
coast riic.tive administration, reducing to
imutory laws many of the policies advo
laied by his Illustrious predecessor, and ho
link proved hlmelf an even stronger and
abler Kxeuutlve thun Mr Hnoevcll prom
ie. the American people he, would make
lin he ho earnestly Indorsed Mr Tall in
I wis I I rel It the duty of ewrv true pro
ctc.she llepuhlicitn to support Mr Taft lor
I cnuin i nu t Inn nnd reelection
M K Mat.
Governor of Washington
I here Is no Justlco In the opposition
to I'rp-ident Taft. His administration
I is been i lean and capable and In har
ninny with platform pledce. No other
Man can serve the country so well as he
d'iriiiK the next four years and the Interest
01 the party as well as the country demands
Ins renomlnation. He is In all fairness en
t tled to the support of his party for another
wm and a just and righteous application
nl the dortrlnu of the square deal would
n cord him lucognltlon without a contest
Governor of Iowa.
1 am strongly In fnvor of President
lift's renomlnation, His splendid record
iohIiI Insure his reelection by a large
I "lorltv rilMKON H, I'KNXKWIM.,
tlovornorof Delaware,
1 oufiision in business and In affairs gen-
.ill was the legacy a waiting President
l. tit when he entered upon the duties ol
Ins office, pledged by himself and his party
l i correct this condition ho undertook the
most difficult tusk since Lincoln's time
and has succeeded, Hliould thn tariff bill
now advocated by the Duinocratiu House
bconifl a law It would strike ilowti our
indu-tries and Impose suffering and want
"port tli people of Pennsylvania.
In nIow of tho able niuimei In uhlrh
'resident Taft has conducted his ofllce, tho
'instructive and sulthtuntlal achievements
of his Administration und his advocacy of
a protective tariff, tho Keystone. State, 1
am sure, lll go into convention for his
icnomlnation and give an overwhelming
majority for him upon election day I un
hesitatingly predict his reelection.
John K, Thnhr.
Governor of Pennsylvania,
President Taft Is personally popular In
IcnnrsM-n and his Administration com
mands general publlu confidence. Tho
Mate organization is loyally supporting
'he President and from present Indications
lis will gnt the ote of Tennessee lu tho
national convention.
Hen W. HoorER,
Governor of Tennessee.
It is my opinion that President Taft has
Hiilsti alley lallroacj. liar, t to Apr, U.Atr,
jtlvon the country one nf tho best Admin
istrations In lis history. Great problems
growing out of changing economlo condi
tions havo been mot with patience and
wisaom anil nro bolng solved In a states
manlike manner. A remnrlintiln Inrnr Hat
of constructive legislation Is to his credit
and Important administrative reforms have
been brought nbout under Ids leadership.
i nrmiy noiiovo that, when the record of
tho Ilepublican nnrtv tindor his wln lniwlrr.
ship is fully made known to the people
they will rally to his standard, renominate
and reelect him.
PttiMLrs Ijkp. Oot.nsnor.onoit,
Governor of Maryland.
President Taft is a safe man at thn hs.nl
of the nation. Ills administration has been
able nnd statesmanlike in the broadest
sense. His record entitles him to a renomlna
tion. In wbloh event he should receive a most
emphatic popular Indorsement.
Governor of Khodo Island.
I have heretofore nubllclr exnressed
myself as favoring the renomlnation of
iTestdent William II. Tnft and volrod my
belief that Utah will send a Taft delegation
to the national convention. I accord my
support for the reason that the administra
tion of President Taft during the past three
years has been distinguished as an adminis
tration or ability and fidelity, the two
highest qualities that are reaulrnd of men
of public affairs In the nation. I regard him
as the roost logical as wall aa tho strongost
man whose name haa been mentioned in
connection with the Republican Presi
dential nomination. I am confldont that
ftah will snd a Taft delegation to the
national convention. William Sprt.
Governor of Utah.
Various District Conventions Choose
Delegates (or the President.
WAsurNoroN, Feb. 27. While Col.
Roosevelt fulmlnatos President Taft con
tinues to get the delegates. Word was
received at the White House to-night
thnt tho First district convention of
Alabama to-day Indorsed the Adminis
tration and instructed for Taft. The
Second district convention in the same
State also elected Taft delegates. In
the Eleventh district of Georgia the Ad
ministration was indorsed and delegates
instructed for Taft without dissenting
votts. Tho Republican district conven
tion at Columbia, Term., unanimously
instructed for Toft and passed a resolu
tion against the third term.
Tho First district of Virginia also
elected Taft delegates and iustructed
for him.
Hot Fighting at Kingston, Jamaica Gov.
ernor Injured Policeman Killed.
Sptclal Cablt Despatch to The Sc.v.
KiNOfrroK, Jamaica, Feb. 27. There
were desperate pitched battles in the
streets of this city Inst night, as the re
sult of the trouble with the street car
company. The battles took place bet
tween armed policeman and looters.
Several of the policemon were shot dead.
More tluyi thirty persons were injured.
The looters held the city at their mercy
for several hours and smashed up public
and private property.
Many citizens wero beat up, including
the Governor of the island. Sir Sydney
Olivier, who was struck with n brica in
the back of tho head. His secretary
nearly had his arm broken with a blow
of a club.
Americans in ,tho city were attacked
during tho rioting. One party had to
fight desperately to save themselves from
Injury. Tho party consisted of Cpt.
Fritz Joubert Duquesne. who went
through Africa with a camera, and Mrs.
Duquesne. und Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Wortley of Brooklyn. As they drove
through the city a shower of stones and
bottles fell upon them. Mrs. Duquesne
was hit by a brick and badly hurt.
Capt. Duquesne fook a hammer from
the tool chest) under the seat of his auto
mobile, and arming Mr. Wortley with a
steel jack fought the mob which sur
rounded them, knock Ins two men out.
The injured men wero taken to the hos
pital. Sir Sydney caused tho riot act to bo
read. The police will be armed nnd
ordered to fire on tho mobs. A British
warship may l called to the island by
(internment Asks for Dismissal of Five
Detroit. Feb. 27. Fiv more defend
ants in tho bathtub trmt caso wero
released from prosecution to-diy when
Judge Angell nt the requost of the Gov
ernment is-mod an order of nolle prosequi
against them. Tli3 men freed are 0. II.
Voegele, p-eidoit tf the Burns Manu
facturing Company; S. N. Ford, presi
dent of the Humphrey Manufacturing
Company; Thomas Walker, presidentof the
MoVey A Wdlkor Company; D. W. Davis,
secretary of the National Sanitary Manu
facturing Company, and E, V. Ilrigham
of tho Union Sanitary Manufacturing
Following thi i fiction of tho Govern
ment Mr. Honeyman for tits defonco made
a motion for tho acquittal of the rest of
the defendants, alleging, that tho Govern
ment had not only failed in sustaining its
conspiracy charga but that the defend
on' were entitled to immunity on tho
ground of tho Government's own action
in subpmnaing the Beveral defendants to
furnish sworn information.
Arguments will be continued to-morrow.
Chorus In the Varsity Hhow Itefuscs to
Shave Off Mustaches.
The chorus of the Columbia varsity
show, which is down to begin a week's
run at the Hotel Astor next Monday
night, went on strike yesterday afternoon
nt a rehearsal when Frank Stammers, the
coach and director of the production,
snld that all mustaches must go. Stam
mers was firm because three of the choris
ters nro to be girls in the show.
An effort was mude to get. hold of A, D ,
Alexander, the president of tho Players
Club, under whose auspices the show is
to lie given, but Alexander had already
loft for New Haven, where he wuh tti
play on the Columbia basket ha II team
against. Yale. Not more than half of tho
regular cliortm was on hand ut last night's
rehearsal. There will be u general meet
ing of the strikers nnd tho Players com
mittee this morning, and Alexander will
bo on hand to straighten out the tangle.
Alt Steel ICIectrlo Utbled Pullmans. 4 Trains
Dally vis sundard lly. of South, 1218 11' way.-Adi.
Mrs. Mager Fainting and Mrs. Wag
ner Dying ns Tolice Race
Gar to Hospital.
Actress and Wlfo of Editor Knocked
Down While Walling for a
llroaduay Car.
An automobllo driven by Mrs. Frances
J. Mager of 2.12 West Sovonty-slxth street
knocked down and killed Mrs. Mary Wag
ner of 127 West 112th street at 112th street
and St. Nicholas avenuo early last night.
Mrs. Magor, who is the wife of Julius Q, A.
Mager, Jr., a manufacturer of maolilnea
at 211 East Ninety-fourth street, became
hysterical after the accident, and during
tho run to the hospital with her chauffeur
in charge of tho car nnd tho dying woman
M a passenger she was cared for by a
policeman who had witnessed the acci
dent and who was forced to divide his
attention betwoon tho two women.
Two other women, Mrs. Eno Vivian and
Miss Bessie Hill, were run down and in
jured by a taxicab in tho afternoon while
thoy wero waiting for a street car at
Broadway and Forty-fourth street.
Mrs. Mager, nccompaniod by hor ohatif
four, George MoN'oilis of 510 West Forty
second street, had been driving in Central
Park and had gone a little way north of
the park before turning back to meet her
husband at their home. She was driving
down St. Nicholas avenue and was nearing
tho corner of 112th street and going very
slowly when Mrs. Wagner got off from a
110th street crosstown car, tho line being
on St. Nicholas avenuo at that point. As
Mrs. Wagner alighted a truck shut off her
view nf the approaching automobllo and
she stepped from behind the truck directly
in tho machine's path. She was knocked
down nnd her head crushed between a
rear wheel of Mrs. Mager'a auto and the
Policeman Cnllan of the West l2oth
street station, who saw the accident,
helped Mrs. Mager's chauffeur placo Mrs.
Wagner in tho roar of the machine.
McN'calls took the wheel, and whllo he
raced the automobllo to the Harlem Hos
pital, at 130th street and Lenox avenue.
Policeman Callan did his beet to quiet
Mrs. Mager while ho supported Mrs.
Wagner. The run to the hospital was
made in less than five minutes, but Dr.
McKinley of the house staff, who met the
auto at the accident gate of the institu
tion, said that Mrs. Wagner was dead.
She had- not been conscious after the'
nutovnobila struck her. As her identity
was not Itiown then the body was put
in the honpitiil morguo to await identi
fication. Mrs. Mager was cared for by the nurses
at thn hospital and when she was some
what recovered she was put in the
automobile nnd taken to tho West 125th
street police station. Mr. Mager and
Coroner Foinberg were sent for. While
awaiting their arrival the station house
matron -attended Mrs. Mager, who was
frantic with grief and unabln to tell a
connected story. Mr. Mager and the
Coroner reached tho police station almost
together and Mr. Mager succeeded in
calming his wife so that she was able to
make a statement to the Coroner. She
said she was driving very slowly, not more
than five miles un hour, when the ucci
dent happened and had not seen the
other woman until it was too lnte to make
an effort to stop tho machine. The chauf
feur and Policeman Cnllan corroborated
Mrs. Mager's story and Coroner Fein
berg, saying he could not find Mrs. Mager
had been to blame, paroled her in tho cus
tody of her husband to await the Inquest.
Mrs. Mager was still in the station
house when Mrs. Wagner's husband.
Isldor Wagner, n retired real estate dealer,
rumo in. He had heard that u woman
resembling his wlfo had met with an
arcldcnt and had como to inquire, Mrs.
Mager became hysterical ngntn while
listening to Mr. Wngner s drscript inn
of his wife.
Mr Wagner went to the lt:rtul to
make the identification positive. He
fainted and had to be cared for by the
doctors before ho could go homo. Mrs.
Wagner was 53 years old. She is sur
vived by throe daughters, ono of whom
Is married, and live sons, nil but ono of
whom, who lives in Minneapolis, lived
with her.
The taxicab that ran down the two
other automobile victims was driven by
Robert A. Stout of 171 Eighth avenue
Mrs. Vivian, who is 50 years old and llvs
nt 107 West 123d street, is the wife of
Thomas Vivian, an editor of tho New York
Amincui, Mis Hill, who is 2 years
old, lives at the Hotel Gerard, iu West
Forty-fourth street.
Mrs. Vivian had attended a reception
in the Hotel Astor and had just crossed
Broadway when the tnxi knocked her
down. Miss Hill, who was standing
beside her, also was knocked down.
One wheel went over Mrs. Vivian's baok
and at first it was thought she was seri
ously Injured. She was taken to the
office of Dr. William F. Stone, 401 West
End avenue, her physician, where it was
found she hud been severely cut about
the head. She was removed to her home.
Miss Hill, who had just attended a
rehearsal at the Republic Theatre, had
her left shoulder broken and her faco
badly bruised.
Dr. William A. Shoales. 234 West Forty-
fourth street, attended her at tho Hotel
Gerard, where she was taken.
Stout was permitted to go after his
name and addrees had been taken by
Policeman Frank Hughes.
France Apologltes to Cuba.
Sptclal Cable Deipalch la Tns SPN.
Havana, Fob. 27. Tho French Minister
handed to tho Secretary of State to-day
an apology for attacks on CuIki's credit
made in the French Chamlxsr of Deputios.
Drink Crystal Spring Water, bottled at the
Spring, Catsklll Mis. Thonc Murray Mill 600.
Sleepers lv. (Irancl Central dilly 7:3S !. U re
ticulars 1JI0 Uroadway. I'honc 6310 Had. Att.
Gehhardt of New Jersey Gets Police Pro
tection In State House.
TnKNTON, N. J Feb, 27. Senator
William C. Qebhardt of Hunterdon county
told his fellow Senators In executive
session this afternoon that he had been
Informed that James N. Pidcock, his
political rival, had oome to Trenton
armed and with tho avowed intention of
shooting him. Pidcock, a bitter political
rival of Gebhardt, had been about the
Senate chamber and galleries.
Policemen wero sent for and Gebhardt
was escorted through a cellar out of the
State House. He returned after Pldcbok
had loft, but the policemen remained on
guard at the Sonata doors the rest of
the day.
Pidcock ws said to hara gone to a
hotol for a rest. Friends of Pidcock
said that Oebhardt'a fears were foolish
and that his report to the Senate of the
threatened violence was a ruse to arouse
Gebhardt Is threatened with disbar
ment proceedings In the Supreme Court
and haa met the allegations with a charge
that they wero framed up by hta political
enemies. He Is the leader of the Demo-
oratio faction in Hunterdon county,
known as the Holy Rollers, ' while
Pidoock'a followers are known as the
Pirates. The feud between the two has
been hitter.
Court of Appeals Restores Writer to Cltto
Aisant, Feb. 27. By a decision of
thn Court of Appeals, handed down to
day. Richard Barry of New York wins in
his fight to bo restored to membership
In the Players Club of New Vork.
His membership was vacated because
bo wrote a magazine article In March,
1WII, criticising actors aa a class. He
denied he Ivad violated any of the rules
of thn club.
Barry joined thn Players In 1007. An
article of his nbout stage women ap
peared In n maga7ine in March. B11, in
which he said'
"Very few persons on thn ptage know
how to think. In fno. few of them know
how to feol, though Unr make some sort
of a bluff nt it, 1-Vnc.itlon la unnecessary;
general association with humanity la
tabooed and few of the profession road
enough to have nnv grasp on the things
of tho mind."
On Juno 20 last a notice was posted
announcing Barry's expulsion. He ap
plied for a writ of mandamus compelling
the club to reinstato hln-. Supreme CU't
Justice Giegerich denied thn writ, ruling
that the club had power to drop Barry
and was probably justified In doing so
under the circumstances. The Appellato
Division reversed the lower court, saying
there was no real reason for expulsion.
The. Players took the case up.
Grabbed a footpad After Plcklns I'p Two
Alleged Burglars.
Detectives Dalton. Raftis and Boylo
of tho Charles street station, looking
for two men who robbed nnd set fire to
the apartment nf Miss Catherine I. Pryor
at ni Sixth avenue on February If, picked
up in Rleecker street last night two mvm
answering their description and were
on their way to the station house when
as they crossed Commerce street they
saw a footpad throttling a victim down
the block. Raftis hung onto tho prisoners
while Dalton nnd Boylo got the footpad.
The prisoner who was caught in the
act said ho was William A. Sherburne,
a driver, of 0 Carmine street. The man
he had been throttling and from whom
he had taken 1 said he was Charles
Ellison, a lawyer, of 20 North William
The two men arrested for burglary
were identified by Hyman Loewensteln,
a dyer, and by Mary D. Fallon, a twelve-yeur-old
girl, who hod seen them at tho
house. They said they were Fred Collins
and William Murphy.
Aluminum Officials Seek Compromise
Wth Government.
Wahiiiniiton, Feb. 27. Tho aluminum
trust ofllcials ofTered to-day to com
promise the anti-trust suit against them
by volunturily dissolving.
Hecial Government Prosecutor Chat
land conferred with Department of Justice
officials nnd representatives of tho alu
minum combine to this end. It has boen
tho Depart men t's policy thus to com
promise, If Assistant Attorney-General Fowler
approves of the compromise a friendly
dissolution suit will be started at Pitts
burg and the company will bow to the
court's decree.
Aiken Council Offers Reward for Arrest
of Her Assailant.
Aikkn, S. C, Feb. 27. The City Council,
in spoaiul session this afternoon, offered
$1 ,500 reward for the arrest of tho man who
last night murderously assaulted Mrs.
Frederick O. Beach of New York at hor
front gate in the heart of Aiken.
Present at this afternoon's meeting
wero several of the winter residents of
Aiken, itmongthem Mrs. Beach 'shusband.
Mr. Beach said that his wife could give
nocluo as to the identity of the man who
called her to thegatelastnightand slashed
her throat, then tore her earrings from
her oars, but that she was positive that
her UHsuilant was a negro who wore an
overcoat too large for him.
The town lockup is full of negroes ar
rested to-day as susiects.
Mrs. Beach was reported to be resting
easy to-night and while the gash in her
throat Is ugly and nearly cost her life it
is not dangerous.
Many theories have been advanoed as
to the possible identity and tho motive
of the assailant. Many scout the idea
that he wus a negro, although he may
have so appeared In disguise to Mrs,
Frederick O. Beach was married to the
widow of Charles F. Havemeyor, a son of
Theodore Havemeyer, at Grace Church on
November 28, ism, by the Rev. Dr. W. R.
Huntington. William K. Vanderbllt was
best man. Tho wedding had not been an
nounced and only a few intimate friends
wore present.
Mrs. Reach is a daughter of Courtlandt
D, Moss. Mr, and Mrs. Beaoh live at
Roslyn, li. I., und usually spend part of
the winter t Palm Reach or Aiken. Both
are fond nl' outdoor sports and are noted
for their horsemanshin.
COST MAYOR $10,000
Gen. Bingham's Expenses In Suing
Hun Were Paid by tho
Extract From tho Mayor's F.inmlnstlon
About It Heroic tho
ft took more than a letter of apology
to eettlo the suit of Gen. Theodore Bing
ham against Mayor Qaynor, whloh wus
discontinued when on February 10 the
Mayor wrote to the former Police Com
missioner that the strong words used In
his letter on which' the suit for f 100,000
was based should not have boen applied
to Gen. Bingham.
There were expenses incident to the
irolt, for court costs, witness fees and such
matters. Larger than these was the fee
paid to Oen. Bingham's lawyer, the total
being something llko $10,000.
Mayor Gaynor paid these costs and ex
penses and It was upon this condition
that Gen. Bingham dropped tho suit,
so that Gen, Bingham comes out of the
proceedings with the letter as net profit,
ne is alsb holding down a 17,500 Job as
consulting engineer to the Bridge De
partment. This pays the same salary
aa he xot us Police Commissioner, and
while tho fame attached to It Is less the
wot king hours tt c diminished In pro
portion. The actual court costs of the
suit, which got mi tar that Mayor Gaynor
had bt-;u examined before a referee
ana tho ?tae had been marked for trial
on February iv. were only S400 or 1500.
Gen. lilngh&m's jilt mm for libel In a
letter written by JuJge Gaynor to Mayor
McOIellau. The letter concerned the
nrrvsts of a Brooklyn boy named DulTy.
Young DitiTy's picture was lu the rogues'
gallery when In March, lOOfl, Justice
j Gaynor wrote to Gen. Bingham asking
inr its letnovti!. uuny was arrested
again the next May -ml Justice Gaynor
wrote a letter to Mayor McClellan asking
for tho removal of Oen. ninthum The
removal followed.
Here Is a part of Mayi.r Ouyuor's uwil
tnony before the refereu taken on De
cember 20. P.. 0. Crnwell Is questioning:
Q Judge Garnoi, oefoca vt.it wivl the
letter to Mayor McClellan trhlch .mrports
to be dated May 2S, 1009, what Investigation
did yon make about this Duffy boy? A. 1
mads a good deal, but I don't remember
all of It.
"Q. Can you tell u soti.e or th. thing!
that yen did In that loresttiatlon? A. I could
If I thought It wero material I remember
his mother camotb me, vie"p'lrii fold we
the story or the boy bam arrested over and
overaaain, I remombar tho father comma
1. remember having bem bring the boy
to me, conferring with all of them I think
I even went to their house res. I did; aad
Investigated each at rest that they mada
of him. and found that In no case were they
able to make anv charge of crime agaliut
Q. When did you so to Lie noose? A. i
can't tell you; that's Just my recolleotlun
I know I went to the house.
Q How many times? A. i oou.du't tell
you that. Inenttotliehotisonnd Isawthem.
Q "Id you In Ik to anybody ontsldo of the
Duffy family lu regard to the Duffy boy?
A. I did, but I can't remember now.
Q. You can't give us a single name?
A. I don't know what relevancy it has,
whether I do or not, I'm sure.
Q That's the best answer you can make
to me on that question? A. Why do you
ask me that? 1 have answered you.
later the Mayor's frequent reply to
questions being that he didn't remember
or had forgotten or thought so but was
not sure brought this speech from Mr.
"I cannot proceed further with this
examination until I have exhausted the
witness's recollection on these points.
It is evident that, he cannot be exliausted
until ho turns to whatever sources he has.
He says they are not. here; I don't know
where they are, " but he lias kept
certain records. He can't tell us how
extensive or complete they nro, but he
has some, I think it is only fair that the
witness be directed to turn to thoso and
return here at a date to be fixed by the
referee to proceed with his examination.
Evidently he has made no effort to qualify
himself as a witness here. He dou't want
to know, it would appear."
When Referee Daly asked the Mayor
if he had any records which would refresh
his memory the Mayor answered:
"I don't know about any records. I
said I kept those letters. Those are the
only records I have. I don't know what
obligation I am under to go and spend
my time looking up these things for any
body, and I don't know how I can be
compelled to."
Report Current of a Compromise With
Margaret Johnson Johns.
It was rumored yesterday that nego
tiations are pending for a settlement
of the three suits brought by Mrs. Mar
garet Johnson Johni5igainst tho estate
of Robert Hoe to recover about $250,000,
the chief claim being based on a deed
of gift of stock. This suit has been called
for trial twioa within a week and Is set
down again for to-day. If the case goes
to trial it will take up several weeks and
couldn't be finished in the February term.
Edward U. 1'rlngle, counsel for the ex
ecutors, refused yesterday to discuss the
story of a possible settlement and wouldn't
say what would happen to tho case to-day.
At the oaioe of Leventrltt, Cook k Nathan,
counsel for the plaintiff, it was also an
nounced that no statoment would be
The defence has taken the testimony
of a Bcore of witnesses by commission
in London to prove the alleged relations
between Robert Hoe and tho plaintiff
and also haa the testimony of English
barristers to establish the contention
that the Hoe gifts ore Invalid under the
English law.
The moit delicious, gratlfylnr food-drink
known. Helps Invalids bck to health. Ait.
Best iervlco via Seaboard Air Line Ky. .Short
est, route. Meet trslaa. Inquire Hit U'way,
First Consignment Destined for the
Oceanic Secrecy as to Shipments.
Sptrial Coblt Dispatch to Tint SDK.
Lonpov, Feb. 27. Tlio. first consign
ment of the Morgan art collection In tho
Kensington Museum which is to be
shipped to tho United States is all packed
up and it. is understood that it will be
shipped by tho steamship Oceanic to
morrow. There Is considerable secrecy as to the
arrangements for tho shipment.
Holdup Men Get No Dooly and Three
Land In the Station House.
There were holdups in two saloonn on
the West Side late last night within a few
hours, blit the holdup men got nothing
Three men went into John Conlon's saloon
nt 1815 Tontli avenue. Ono man fired
twine at Conlom whllo another vaulted
over the bar to get at tho cash register.
Conlon, who had escaped the bullets, hit
him and all three ran out.
Two hours later four men walked in
on Saloonkeeper Chorion Schlichtmun in
bis saloon at G Went End avenuo. Sohllcht
man reached for his gun; ono of tho In
truders fired twloo at him. The bullets
out Schtlohttnan's clothes. The tour
then ran out.
Policemen Sheridan and Pit t gave ohase.
Thoy caught up with their men by board
ing a car and at Tenth avenue und Fifty
eighth street Rargt. Oulun. who hud
joined the ohase, naught onn. Pitt caught
another and Sheridan followed a third
into a tenemont at 420 West Fifty-sixth
The man dived through thn glass on
the top of a door nnd hid In bed. whom
Sheridan found him with hl clothes torn.
The three were held to awult the saloon
keepers' Identification.
Prisoner Complies xyttli Statutory Pro
vision for Imprisonment.
CrmMOO, Feb. 27. Ono minuto In the
custody of a bailiff was part of .hn seu
touoo Imposed by Federal Judge Iindls
to-day on Frank Cemrcli. a saloon
keeper. In addition Cerornh wan tlnn ISO.
Cererch pleaded guilty to pvuing a
II note raised to n ten. He declared that
be passed the note becutisa ho did not
want to loeo the amount.
"I would nsk a am til line," aild Capt.
Porter- of the secret service.
"The statute also provides a jail sen
tence." oald the Judge. "Get into thn
custody of the bailiff for a minute and pay
a fine of 150."
Cererch. obeyed and passed out of the
court room when, the minute elapsed.
Mrs. mutely ol Philadelphia Mentis It
With (Zood Luck Septtments.
W IBHINOTON, Feb. 27. President Taft
rtoelved through the mail to-day a four
leaf clover from Mrs. K. C. hltoly of
Philadelphia with the following eantt
'I Betid ;uu the luck uf the four leaf
clover. One leaf is for health, ono for
coutho, one for do right and fear not
and ono for success. Success next June,
next November and for four years of
safe sailing of the ship of state."
Also tLe baroness's Baron Fine Row at
Fashionable Nice Club.
Smctal Cablt Despatch to The Sex.
Nick, Fob. 7. The Imperial Country
Club, the rendezvous here of the richest
and best known peoplo in tho world, was
the scene of u violout altercation this
In tho presecuo of 600 persons who had
gathered at u reception at the club the
Marquis de Montebello struck Baron J.
Meyronnet Saint Maro with a heavy
stick. He also stnick the latter's wife.
Indignant Americans. British lords
and German officers rushed up to stop the
row and kicked Montobello out of tho
Tho trouble ocobo ovoi- a quarrel about
women and money.
Mrs. Jnho Hkelton Williams Iluys Old
Picture for tH.
Richmond. Va., Feb. 27. A lire slued
portrait of an infant about a year old has
been purchased by Mrs. John SBelton
Williams at a local antique shop. Tho
purchaser paid ts for tho picture and
a handsome frame. Sho thinks it is a
Thomas Sully and easily worth $5,000.
After tho purchase Mrs. Williams turned
it over to a local artist to clean. Ah the
face developed as tho dirt disappeared
the artist found the dato of 1851 upon tho
back of the canvas, also the painter's
initials, "T, S.," wrought in monogram.
The canvas bears tho stamp of a London
house and identification of the picture
ought to bo easy.
The picture hps u buukground of old
red shading into dark brown. Tho baby's
faco appears to be that of a girl.
Dr. Madison C. Peters Planning One lor
Benefit of Consumers.
The Rev, Madison C. Peters said yester
day he was planning to organize a cor
poration to carry on urn largo way the
Job of gotttng food from the producer
to tho consumer with t,he-, least inter
medlato expense, Tlio capital. etook, he
said, will bo "so distributed as to prevent
it from over getting awuy from the oon
trol of the peoplo or into the hands of
private Interests for profit and power,"
According to Dr. Peters there may be,
in addition to a board of directors, an
advisory board and a sub-committee of
representatives from each of the societies
of the city that "are Interested in tho tem
poral welfare of tho pimple."
It also Is proposed to have corporations
in other cities, all cooperating in tho joint
purchase of tho more staple eatables. '
Meanwhile at Dr. Peters's supply sta
tions at 230 Kast 110th street, 219 East Hov-enty-thlrd
street and 203 East Sixty-third
street "strictly fresh eggs" will be 31 eenta
a dozen to-day.
E arrived aad prtalcd br Corlle. Uur Cej
tar. to Jeho Strab BiitUfad IU7. Afs,
1 (
r cd Out S2S.OO0 Tax cab i.
7 . ' t'"
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ivuuuui,y r ivu iiu nviui
Ed Kinsman Sat With Mon
tani, Eugene Splaino and
Dutch Inside.
"Tho Thrco flriKnnds," Still it
Large, Took 810,000 After
Gun Play.
Companions of Robbers Needed as Wit
nesses Charged With J'
Five men aro now unda" arrest iki
uiu muru iii;u urawanii.ii lor ujp oayiignt.
t'.T..0OO taxicab robbery in Trinity place
on Fobruiiry 15 Two prisoners taken
yesterday aro Eugene Splaine. who nil
arrested in Memphis, and Joseph Lamb, ,
.... . . V
known sli Kncllsh Hrnttv who 'nlaved V
on unimportant part. The other' prte- W
onera aro Geoo Montani, the taxicab '
rlrtvnr. wlin still Insists that hit Is InnM
cent; Jess Albrnzza. n sharp featured
Italian, who has coufossed, and Edward
Kinsman, the amateur boxer and bar-
A I I. 1 I . l V
iviifiur. "v j iu i uif. uiiuiD u uoLuiicu ran
Dougherty of everything that happened ' '
while the holdup was being conceived
and planned and what occurred after
the robbery, even to the division of the
Swede Annie, whoso name is Anniflv
Hall; Myrtle Hoyt and Hose Levey, com
panions of three of the bandits, are held
In 5.00n boil each as accessories after
uacn oi uie zour prisoners in ouaxoar v
in this city has been held in 115.000 bail ,
for examination. The poUoe are search-
n t.i: I ,1.- T. .
Brigands, the chief of whom is named p'
Matteo. They also seek character
who is described by the police aa thn
"spark" because he set the stage for
the holdup and gave the signal when it
was to begin, and a youth called Joe tho
ivm. wno nan neen carrying messages)
for the bandits and on the day of the
robbery helped boost Dutch into the
So ten men actually took part in the
arrangements for thn holdup, nine of
whom were on tho scene when the taxi- '
nt. ,.nl.t,l nt ,t.n
Trinity place. While five arrests are
yet to be made. Commissioner Dougherty
did not hesitate last evening to give1 the
history of the holdup, including the way "t
it was planned, the manner in which it
was carried out. and how the highwaymen. t
met later hi a Thompson street dive,
snllt un the monev and cot awav. The
police weave their story t from the con-
fens ions of Jess Albrozza. Kd Kinsman
and English Scotty. , Montani smokes a
cigar und says nothing, although the trio'
say that 33,000 was set. asido for him. t
whloh he never got hecause the polio
arrested him on the day of the robbery. $V
if Kinsman is to be believed, he came 1
to this city from Boston labt May hoping
to lnvo a good timo and' make lota of
money. One day ho found himself
stranaen in Muaison square rarK, nungry .
and without friends. Ho wandered into
a rrv.nnual.in, . n 1 1 1 Vi n n.iiilrl an.4 tltat
evening got a few dollars for knocking
out a negro. About the same time he
met a man nauied Molch, who runs the '
Nutshell Cafe at Twenty-fourth street
and Sixth avenue, and Molch gave him a
job as waiter. Money came fast and he
met men and women who slept in the day
time and crowded the saloon at night.
It was here he first met Swede Annie,
who was arrested with him ut the Qrand
Central Station on Monday, About the y
same time he also met Dutch. The detec
tive did not care to tell the rest of Dutch'
name last night, but Kinsman says he wae
soft spolren and smooth, more suave '
than the others who camo into the saloon.
One night Dutch introduced the boxer
waiter to Jess Albio7.7a. "He was a
hatohet faced Italian," Kinsman told
Dougherty, "and Dutch said, 'Jess is a
smart guy and ho will be your friend,"
After Dutch and Jess had had fa few
ill-inks Jess cai etl nun to their tame.
"1'vo got a swell job in mind and we'll
lot you in on it," said Jess. Kinsman'
says ho told him ho was working and he
didn't care to have anythinglto do with
it. But ho went around with Dutch and
Jess when he was n ot serving drinks and
finally went to a house in West Third
street, where Dutch and Jess lived. There,
he met English Scotty, Geno Splaine.
and Joe the Kid.
For tho first time, according to Klnarriaa.
he heard from Jess what the "swell job"
was. "He said," Kinsman told Dougherty,
"that he had a friend named Montani,
who was tho driver of a taxicab that;
carried a lot of money for banks; that,
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays;'
Montani carried an old man and a boy,
bank messengers, and sometimes these,,
messengers bad as ufuch ns $70,000, and'
that usually thoy drove from a down- r
town bank to tho East Hlvor National Bank;
near the Broadway Central Hotel."
This meeting was on a Sunday night
AnniiC' two weens Doiore me noiauo. a
t noy aranK neer ana wiiiBKey ana at mia-
night, led by Jess, they marched down..
Broadway two abreast and about ten foet.
apart to 12 Broadway, the Produce Ex
change Bank, "There is whoro they get'
Genuine crystal pebble eyeglasses, the root kind
that never mist, at Speacer'i, 7 llatdca Lane.

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