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THE SUN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1913.
promenade deck to tell the Mayor that hla luncheon was ready. The Mayor seemed to be atteep. He did not re spond to hla son's call. Ha did mot stir when his eon shook him gently. Rufus Oaynor summoned the trained nurse who had left Mr. Oaynor only a few minutes previously, and the ahlp's surgeon, Dr. Hopper, was sent for. They thought at first that the Mayor might be resuscitated. A hypodermic Injection was tried. Ar tificial respiration waa used. Nothing availed. There was not the slightest indication that life existed. Dr. Hopper applied his stethoscope. The Mayor's heart was still. Capt. Hanson of the Baltic, the same Capt. Ranaon who rescued the passen gers of the sinking Republic several pars ago. took charge of Mr. Oaynor's body. Rufus Oaynor's message said that the body had been embalmed and placed In a steel casket. The son expressed his deep gratitude to Capt. Ranaon and the officer of the Baltic for their courtesy and helpfulness. It was the original intention of Mrs. Oaynor and of th Mayor's friends to aak the White Star Line to place the Mayor's body on the steamship Cedrlc, which satis from Queenatown this morning. Change la Flaaa. It waa ascertained, though, that the Baltic could hardly make Queenstown before the departure of the Cedrlc. Therefore, after a conference, Mr. Adam son, acting for Mrs. Oaynor and the family, agreed with Commodore R. A. C. Smith and P. A. 8. Franklin of the In ternational Mercantile Marine that It would be beat to arrange to have the body brought here on the Cunarder Lus Itanla. which will reach here one week from to-day. The wireless message from Rufus Oaynor indicated very clearly I hat the Mayor had obtained what ha sought when he suddenly took passage on the Baltic a week ago to-day rest, quiet and a complete change of scene. The passengers of the Baltic at all times respected the Mayor's desire for privacy. They displayed courtesy and considera tion. The Mayor's health seemed to improve greatly. There had been a steady gain noticed by his son. He Interested him elf In the life of the ship. He observed the chart at noon each day to eee how many miles had been covered In the preceding twenty-four hours. He waa particular, his son says, to know the ship's position each day when the chart waa posted. On Wednesday, the day of his death, he arose at t o'clock, ate a hearty break fast and walked about on the deck, en Joying the aunshlne. The ship's com pany were at fire drill. The Mayor watched It. Said He rVIt Well. About ten minutes before 1 P. M. ( quarter of an hour before death came) lie remarked that he felt very well. He left the boat deck and descended to his chair on the promenade deck. He spoke to the trained nurse briefly. The call for luncheon sounded. The Mayor called a steward. Inspected s menu card and marked with a pencil the dishes he desired to have taken to his stateroom. Rufus Oaynor, descending from the hoat deck a few minute later, found lils father dead. The eon sent wireless messages to Mr. Adamaon and to Commissioner smlih shortly after it was ascertained that the Mayor would breath no more. Had the messsgea come straight through the air the newa of the death would have gotten to New York on Wednesday night In all probability. It was considered best, apparently, by Capt. Hanson and Rufus Oaynor to relay the first message to Crookhaven, Ireland, where It waa placed on a land wire and then picked up by the cable. The radto-cablegrain was received here yesterday morning at 7 :45 o'clock. Robert Adamson, the Mayor's secre tary, got the news from the Western Union Telegraph Company's main office by telephone a few minutes afterward. "Take it to the City Hall at once." he told the operator. "I shall come right down." I Joe Ryan, son of the custodian of the . City Hall, received the cablegram at ; K lii o'clock. Mr. Adamson read It a few : minutes before 9 o'clock. Dock Commis sioner R. A. C. Bmlth received an iden tical message when he arrived from Greenwich at about 10 o'clock. Re mors Hears Earlier. An extraordinary fact la that there ware rumors that Mayor Oaynor waa dead current downtown In New York aa j early aa 2 o'clock yeaterday morning. The story had gone the rounds of the ' policeman on night duty that the Mayor waa dead. There were no details Just the atory that he hed died at sea. The po llccmen passed the story on to early morning workers. Dock Commissioner Smith had a guess aa to how the story reached here early in the morning. He suggested that per heps the Baltic had aent out wireless ' reports in an effort to reach Crookhaven j Instead of getting to shore the mcs , aagea were picked up by other ahlpe and relayed back acroas the Atlantic. That waa the only explanation that aeea likely. But at all events the first newe waa so vague, so much unvouched for, that It found credence nowhere. Mr. Adamson after reaching the City Hall tried to nnd acting Mayor Kline The acting Mayor was not at hia home, 2 ISA Carlton avenue, Brooklyn, and there ' is ne telephone In the house 80 Mr. Adamaon called the telegraph etatlon at Police Headquarters and in strut ted the department to have the pre cinct omcers in Col. Kline's district notify him of Mayor Ouynor's death and to bring him at once to the City Hall. ino woro came hack that Col. Kline waa at the house of his son-in-law, Ed ward Hchell. In Jamaica. Mr. Adamaon got word there Just after Col Kline had len tor ine city. m.. ... .... ... isiijiii inn not km,., 11,.., Mayor Oaynor was dead until he .t.nn.n Into a aubway car at the Atlantic avenue atatlon. where he met cx-Aesemblyman Charles V. Murphy of Brooklyn, who was reamng an early extra of an exenlng i7" - wrnm sain nothing. lis merely pointed to the staring headlines Then Col. Kline hustened to the citv all. reaohlag there at if ,jo a. M. He The Late Mayor and His Official Family Left io right - Rhinelandcr Waldo, Commissioner of Police; Robert Adamson., secretary; the lata Mayor Gaynor; Joeeph Johnson, Pire Commissioner, and W. H. Edwards, Commissioner of Street Cleaning. HfeV Bfcfc seEsssafc' zHWW esasPB BSSSsL. 'M ak afsagJW B BSBBSBSBsl BBBBBBBBBBBBfe'' "bIKsbC BSBSBSBksaBBBBBSBSai had supposed that as acting Mayor he would succeed automatically, but Corpora tion Counsel Watson advised him to take the constitutional oath. So at 4 :S2 V. M. Col. Kline went liefure flupreme Court Justice Dclany in the county court house and took the oath of office. The last Republican Muor had been Seth Low, who went out of office on January 1. 1903. Ills first act ns Mayor was to Issue a proclamation testifying to nil personal grief at Mr. Oaynor's death and to the great loss Buffered by the city. Then he ordered that the rt.it;- on all of the city buildings should be put at half staff and that the City Hall should lie draped In mourning. The work of placing mourning on the City Hall began last night. Mayor Kline called a meeting of the Board or BsttmatS for to-day at 11 o'clock to take action on the death of Mr. Oaynor, Also he called a special meeting or the Board of Aldermen for next Tuesday at noon for a similar pur pose. City Clerk Peter .1 Scully will probably call the meeting to order. In the absence of any other qualified presiding officer. Then the Aldenueu will elect an acting chairman, who, In case of need, will be acting Mayor. Alderman Ralph Folks, the leader of the fusion majority, will likely be elected. Mr. Adamson received more details con cernlng the death or the Mayor late yes terday arteruoon, after Kufus Oaynor's second message reached The Si x. At 7 o'clock last night the third message came from ttufus Oaynor, saying that the Mayor's life ebbed ns s candle flickers out. Wife Gets Mews. Mrs. Oaynor waa with several or her daughters and her son Norman when the ! newa of her husband a death reached her at lieep wells. 8t James, L, I. With her. besides Norman Oaynor, were Mra. Harry V'ingut and Marian. Helen and Kuth Oaynor. Mrs. William Heward Webb, Jr another daughter, who Uvea at Westbury. hurried to her mother'a side ahortly after ward. Norman Oaynor aaw the newspaper men who called at the St. James home and eaplatned that his mother was too much overcome to aee any one. Arrange ments for bringing his father's body home would be made, he aald. by Robert Adum- aon and ether friends and associates of Mr. Oaynor. The tidings rea hed the gentlemen st the head of Mi. Oaynor's candidacy for Mayor when they svere meeting In the office of the Commissioner of 1'ubllo Works in the Turk Row Building at about 10 A. M. Comptroller I'rendergast and Borough President MoAneny met there by appoint ment Fire Commissioner Joseph Johnson and Jacob II SchifT They were to dls- uss ways und means of placing the names of I'reudei 'gasl anil M An.. on the liavnor ticket. Hr. KehlsT In I ears. They were shocked bv the newa, There were tears in Mr. Schtff's eyes. He was too much over, tone to discuss the. death. Commissioner Johnson's grieF was apparent Witli Mr. KchirT. lie had been BO confi dent of the Mayor's success, so sure of the popular awakening lor the Muyor, that he couldn't credit Ihe blow that had fallen All of Mr. Oaynor's associates received the news with similar manifestations of 1 grief. l'olit:e t ommiSSloner Waldo and others of the Mayor's cabinet were greatly depressed. Mr Adamson and others who knew the Mavor intimately agreed that the wound received from the assassin Oallagher hud eventually brought about the Mayor's death. Mr Adamson recalled a letter loe .ti.iyiii null vt ruteit to o iciiu on August SO, a letter which left no doubt ... ,.. X,, bnnu. u ,,f 1,1- ! v.-.. . - """--- trouble. The letter read "Your kind letter of yesterday inquir ing about my health is at hand. Yes, I have been tlowti for a duy or two, but 1 am up to-day anil will be all right to morrow r suppose you guess what the trouble Is. My rlitht lung, pm umogastrlc nerve und stomach have again taken It Into their heads that by combined nnd violent efforts they could succeed in casting this 'fish hook' out of my throat which that bullet lodged there. But as In their former occasional attempts Ihey suc ceeded In caatlng everything out except Ihe nsh hook.' snd have completely done themselves and me up In the bargain. And now the sore and exhausted lung, nerves and cords and stomach have to be bathed and soothed for a day or two to get them into shape again. .saga Still Sore. The attack of mechanical ret, lung und vomiting lasted for over twelve hours. You can Imagine the condition I was In at the end. My lung and stomach are so sore I can hardly speak or swallow. It ia good that these attacks are so rare. Hut we must all nave our crosses, and I am willing to boar mine. IHeae members of my body Which try to do this thing now and then are Just AN IMPORTANT OFFERING Light-weight Overcoats and Raincoats 12-M were $18, $20 & $22 17 were $22, $25 & $30 250 stylish overgarments from Spring season, radically reduced for immediate clearance. MAYOR OAYNOR '8. VIEWS OH DEATH AID IMMORTALITY. Mayor Oaynor's view of death was given In a letter to hla sister writ ten shortly after the attempt upon his life. The Mayor then wrote: " ifj not o bit aftaii Is ii If that mat Grft Kill of mt. I taii Is myttlf. futt si mil nest si a jtvc ytort rem new. So em ices conttmploiti let Immttulty of Almighty Cod and of Hit untttttt ani Hit temh. ens' rt oli its uhal en stem ht it in it oil. torn fur to iit in (hit flu, eta. asm thouih it ettre true f hat ht if tn It ht iitttloti fortotr Into Iht infinity of mefftr oni mini from which ht In a letter on Immortality Mayor Oaynor wrote: "Camiitr that Iho grea unfevM of mhlth thou ml only a trivial tooth h fttintd hy find liea. oni ht Ihertfott conttnt in oil thinft. oni upatlatty to iit at any Urn. ami ahiit Gait ititt af that, amtthtr of iniitiiual futurt lift at iittahrilan Into Iht uniotrtal mini ami staffer. "Ani tehtn a man hat fen Wn into Iht lallty af tht SKodott ani loohtd Iht tpocttt 1 1 . ... ,, . , I Dtalh in Iht fact ani toii to II. I am ttaiy. II nothing In Ihit world tmkt ttry lart to him. at I can atmrt you." as foolish aa are people you and I know, I " wmm unieiniiig none an m once which can only be done rraduallv mil little bv little. But thev won't have it ' that way. And so to work they go, might and main, to do It all ut once by violence, i with the result thst Instead of doing it j they do much harm and mischief and ex- hatist themselves. "I will be all right In a day or two " Here la what Secretary Adamson told Tub Sr.v yesterday about the Mayor's health previous to sailing and about the last few days that Mr. Oaynor spent in service to the peuple "The Mayor never had a day since he was shot." aald Mr. Adamson. "when he was not a sufferer from that bullet. He always belittled the Injury, yet he coughed constantly und was often aelxed on the street with racking fits of coughing. "Occasionally in these fits of coughing the Mayor had severe vomiting spells which left him weak and exhausted, sometimes the violent coughing spells lasted for seven or eight hours. Heallsed His t eadltlea. "The May or was never a man to com plain to bother others with stories of I WHICH left Mm Very Weak, his aliment hut after his last aeliure, "HV the follow ing Thursday he sent the one that kept him away from hlgiford to me that he was reeling fine and Office all of week before last, he didn't asked to have a Stenographer sent down try to belittle his condition any longer. , to him so he could answer letters. I think "He told nie that he couldn't understand 1 that he must have dictated answers to a how hi h. ut stood the strain put upon hundred letters that da. it. Dr. ,. P. Stewart examined thw Mayor at St. James when he was ill the lust time, uhout August 27. "IJt, Stewart said that his heail was sound. However, the Mayor wuan't sure. tie saui to me mat ne wonaereu nis neai 1 didn't burst In his breast. When he came 1 . back from St. James on Tuesday Of last Mayor a t.uod Sailor. week he kept talking about his vaca- "The Mayor must huve t russed the Ai tion. That was the wav he referred to lantit twenty-Ove limes He was a stood iih trip iu nurope, wiin 11 rie was just which beginning to contemplate, on that morn- Inn he called In l.leut. William Kennell and said: " 'Officer (that was the wav he always addressed U'.eut. Kennell. u Jocular "Of- fleer ), "VOU ought to take a month's va- , atlon." " 'I don't know how 1 can. Mr. Mayor, ' unless you Uo.' suid laeut. Kennell. "The Mayor chuckled In a way he had wiilu iu uut inv men ot teaiiv oiiis. laway for rest actually Into hla mind. i - "v 'lit, 'CtlABllflV of Q.l .'Ub tiA .11,1 .... ......I, lie passed all or hla mail, a hundred or " 'You can take it,' he said, 'and look arter it.' "(In that afternoon R. Ross Appleton. the chairman of the Oaynor League, and Dock Commissioner Smith called un the Mayor along with a few others of tha Mayor's Commissioners and friends Thev left early. lame Home Feeling; Week. "The next morning the Mayor came over from his home at 20 Eighth avenue, Brooklyn. He came early. He seemed I very feeble. He was very tired. He sank back in his cha r, a tt ng there with hla hat on ,ln " AdHmson h,. ..M -tht. 1. ha,! "He coughed and tapped hla cheat with his closed hand ns though his hear pained him. or as if he were .hort of breath. He gasped for breath. I .. Ueut. Kennell for acme bicarbonate of soda. The Mayor disliked to take medl- Otoe, but i told him he had to take a little soda. He seemed to feel better Mi. auuui noon, an nour oerore tne time for the public meeting in CHy Hall I'ark the Mayor called me in und told ms he thought 1 would have to read hla ac He said he felt tee Ill to do It himself. " 'I've got no voice,' he said. He coughed a great deal and kept tapping his chest. "'Have they got any chairs out there?' he asked. "You know the Mayor would always stand at every public meeting, even through the long legislative hearings they used to hold here In the City Hall, when they were considering- thirty or forty bills, and It was very unlike him to ask If there were to be chairs provided. You know how hot the sun was out In front of the City Hall. It was hard even to sit In a chair. "I waa afraid ut hints that the Mayor would fall prostrate. He dictated the statement that I tend in about Ave minutes, just as lie would dictate a letter It waa written out and he revised it. "That day the Mayor saw almost all of his commissi, ,nei. He lemained in his office until late Few were In the score! of his going away. Just before he left the office on Wednesday night he wrote a letieu to airs, t.aynor. He was not go- : ing to Ht James that night, but to hi ! house in Brooklyn. "He kept the secret of his going abroad very much to himself, I got my idea about It first in Tuesday when he talked to Lieut. Kenueii about taking a vacation. I don't believe he had the Idea or going abroad until the very day before he sailed. "On that day he talked it over with Dock Commissioner Smith, who came to see him on departmental business, and the Commissioner arranfted fur his passage on the Baltic The Mayor arranged it I that Commissioner Smith would be the only one of his friends at the pier next miirn- Ing. "He was anxious not to have nnv excitement raised over hia going lie didn't even tell l.teut. Kennell where he' was going to be on Thursday morning, n. ..r.u i.,r bn r,.r ,,.. i , ,,. h. hi. h.,,.-. ... iir..i,j. -1 it 1 u "J did not aee him atter Wednesday night. That was when 1 said good-bv. The Mayor aald that he would send a wireless every day. Indeed he told me the text of some of the messages he sent the first day out. He laughed us be talked it over with me. "He told me what he was going to say In one or two other messages. Only one of those wireless messages was sent. When we didn't get them I rather suspected thst he waa III. I am sure he would have eent them If he had been fit. "The night before the Mayor sailed I telephoned to him at his Brooklyn horn-, telling him I had aent some books to him from Brentano'a. On,- book was a copy or Emerson essays. The rest were books that the Mayor asked for. "The Mayor visited st James the last time on Friday. August it. expecting to be there only over Sunday. He was taken III on Monday morning and spent most of the week there In bed. He had a violent attack of toughing on MondaV. 1 saw mm on eunesuay. when I got from him the statement to Mr. Applelon that ull the Oanor 1. ensue should com bine and work for his candidacy. ' He didn't return until the Tuesday I have 1 flr,oken ,,f sailor I do not think he could hav . been attarked bv seasickness or that sea- sickness precipitated another attack ol coughing. "My belief Is that on account of tin old wound he hail been growing ateadily Weaker, and that his heart simply coulil not aland the great atraln put upon It I am uuite sure that the bullet asm hi the assassin Oallagher was the ac.,,.1 I, three years after it was llred. of th.. f.,v. ,'., .1....1, vii- Adamson aaM n,a , "V ' " ar- raiurements hat.. i , fueral of Mayor Cay tn mude for the nor. Mavor Kline and he will aeccrtuin the wishes of the tiimiiy with regartl to a public funeral. hiiu it Airs, i, ay inn assents a commute, of citizens will he appointed to arrange a committee .", ,,,e Bei in, Mr Adamson and Dock Commissioner Smith made arrangements to have tin Mayor's body brought here on the t.tist tanla of the Cunard Line, which will ai rlve here a week from this morning. The Baltic will take the Mayors body to l.ivei pool, where it will ho placed on the l.usl tanla. , , St , , , "Sf Xnl ,Mra Maynr of V w3" lu raciniaie tne trans- ( fer and to waive legal formalities The l-rd Mayor replied that Liverpool would 1 be honored In tit, Ins what wua 1 be honored tn doins what vm nMsuHarv " " considered probable that there b" impressive public funeral. On the .teamahlp Baltic the Mayor and hi. eon Hufu. and a woman trained nurse 1 occupied rooma 28. 27 and 29 on the main ! Among the Mayor's fellow pae mtm were Prof A. T. Caldwell. OVpt 1 ..J111" Al'ssnder MacDonald, 1 e.ner- .wssi .no iijbi euoin 11st was vtTV small. 1 Th onl' Persons at the dock who saw the Mayor aall were Dock Commissioner Smith. James Creelman and Lieut. Will- lam Kennell. Doctor W.ra.d Mr. Uay.or. ... It became known for the first time yes - ..-.., nut muyur uaynor naa naa neart trouble and that his physician had warned him many times to take a thorough rest Dr, John Wi Parrtsh, the Mayor'a family phyatclan. explained to the Mayor thnt he waa running a great riak In overwork ing himself and In denying himself a good vacation. The Mayor's unvarying reply was that It was Impossible for him to ! get away from work. He hadn't time to rest. "The Mayor's desth was a great shock to me." said Or. I'arrlsh. "But I waa aware that hla Ufa might end suddenly at i any time. Ever since he was ahot the signs of his serious condition were evident. "One of the Mayor'a heart muscles was In a weakened condition. At the same time he Buffered from arterlo-acleroala. The two complaints often go together. ; At the time he was shot In Hoboken the ; heart weakness waa very evident. It was ! the kind ot trouble that la likely to bring ; a man's life to a close at any time. 'The trouble with hie throat had noth ing directly to do with hla death. But the prolonged etraln had Its effect on hla vitality. He waa never a man to coddle himself. He fought shy of doctors even when he had a bad headache, of which he complained often.' Dr. I'arrlsh has been the Oaynor family physician for Ofteen years. ceptance statement. GAYNOR'S NEIGHBORS GRIEVE WITH FAMILY All SI. .lumps Feels PtWOnftl Loss and Mourns for kindly Friend. II is CHARITIES RECALLED Children of Hie Widow llHsien io Comfort Her. And Friend (iHtiier. Sr. Jamks I. I. Sept. II. The news of Mayor Oaynor's death, which reached hen'- shortly after o'clock this morning, caused general mourning, Members of the Oaynor family, who were al ihelr country place, Keep Wells, at the time, are grief stricken. Mis Caynnr. the second son. Norman, and the three tin. married daughters Marlon. Helen and Ruth, all or whom are here, were SOOfl toined by Mrs. Harry K Vlngut, formerly Miss Kit it it Oaynor, whose home on st. James Bai is only two miles away . Mrs. Willi.,.,, Seward Webb J I the utile T in. li rled daughter, who has t n spending the summer si Manhasset, near Hay Shote, also arrived in the course ot the morning. The first intimation of What hi d hap pened came In a telephone call received by Norman (lav nor. who at once com municated with the Mayors secretary, Mr. Adamson. at the City Hull, and learned that the report was true. Mrs. Oaynor was overcome w ith g lef at the news and whil it absolutely prostrated was unable to see visitors during the day, Bg'Ctty Chamberlain Charles 11 Hyde and runner Comptroller Bdward M Orout, who was once Mr. Oaynor's law partner, arrived on the 1 o'clock train. Inning started as sihiii as they heard the news. Both are among the Mayor's oldest and closest friends. Detective Hergeant James C. McKetrlck, who was specially detailed t,, be Mr, Oay nor's bo4yguard when he first entered office and who was with him at the time of the Hoboken shooting, also reai hed St James at the same time. lie had ex pected to accompany the Mayor "n the Baltic, hut had chant: before sailing. his plans just flood nt input by . Personal messsgea of condolence began pouring into the telegraph office before noon, anti s,, many wen- received that an extra operator as hurriedly sent fc from long Island City. The natnea of senders of tin s,, messages were not an nounced, it was merely stated that they Were or a private nature All official messages. It was Bald, would he sent dl lect to the City Hull. The following statement for the family was given to the liewapspei men l, Mr. Hyde shortly after '1 o'clock: "The oni) Information concerning the Mayor's death received bj the family is contained in the telegram to Mr. Adam son. No arrangements for tne funeral cun lie made before later advices are re ceived. Which will probably not be until ufter the Baltic dot ks at fetouthampton." Norman Oaynor said be thought it would he several dnvs at least before "w arrangereeiits ft.r he fune.al could the arrangements for the funeral could , Mis tat n. r s botiy would probably lie taken directly lo the llrook It n home lipid its arrival ti nm Cnglatitl. and not brought to St. James, he said It Is likely that the Mayor will be buried iii Qreenwood Cemetery, In response to Inqiin'ies Mr, Oaynor Bald that all Ihe family hud realised that his father was in a very enfeebled condition when he started abroad, hut had hoped that the rest and change might build him up. He had not been well ror weeks, and Indeed seemed never fully to have recovered rrom the effects of Oallagher'a bullet. lad i H hhnl in II, m ii. added that his lather h.nl nol .... LI ... .. . ,i V . I" " . ....... ..... -,.,0 ha'1 "tood by hiln SO loyally to enter the contest. He hud frequently spoken of 1 looking forward to a trip around th "rJ" V,r" ne " " """.' , "!"U" " 'h' 'J ' 'j L, " n"pp1',( J"ur"" m'otlBlhVa ne Mr r' t' , n, . auSo ,Zf,d K beabSrTne unotr Tr0W H 7he fa n Iv has of L iVma d volveti : upon hl.n In his bn'h. r '. None ot the other members ..r the household . appeared at all during the day Both Mr. Hyde and Mr Oriuit found time between their arrival ami their re turn to the citv on the 4 ,t',l..l, ..!.. Jto bear eloquent testimony lo the atcrling qualities or the Mayor as they had known him. Though greatly grieved hy his fegLfrL 'L"'-"TD ur,rl?'"1' n1 declared they had known that the 1 Mayor had been In a precarious condi- . lion ror some lime Mr. Hyde said that the last time he had seen the Mayor alive was a Week ago laat Tuesday, when he took dinner at it .lames. The Mayor then looked 111 ami was so weak that he had lo lie down for half an hour before dinner, nnd could scarcely walk up stairs. Similarly lis Orout told how Mr. Oaynor hud arrived nait an nour late at a dinner given some tnree weeks ago at the Montauk Club at which he waa one trf the gut mis, hav ing been delayed by a violent coughing spell. Both apoke in the warmest terms of his simplicity, his administrative ability his forceful personality and his knowledge of men. Neither would comment upon the possible political results of the deuth beyond a statement hy Mr. Orout that he thought thst Oaynor's vote wtwild prob- I ably be equally divided between Ihe two otner canataaiea. Tha Tawa la Mourning. That Mr. Oaynor will be mourned by the entire community of si James was conclusively shown as soon ns the news of hie death spread. All dugs in the town are flying at hair mast, and prep arations have already been made in ,i,,, the principal buildings with crape. On every hand persona could be found ready A EUROPEAN CURE Without Going to Europe WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VA. "The Greenbrier" The World's Most Luxurious Resort Hotel EUROPEAN PLAN Th new hath establishment which is now open excels anything in America, having every modern appliance. FRED STERRY, Managing Director. BOOK IttO I KfF.W YORK THE WAI orncEsi I bobvton copust plaxa to tell of the democratic spirit and nu merous quiet nets of charity by which the Mayor had endeared himself to his rellow townsmen. C. Melville Bmlth. former postmaeter, who was one of Mr. Oaynor's admiring f i lends the man whom he used often faceiiouslv to Introduce as the "Mayor oC St. James" said that he thought half the houses in the place had been built with the Mayor's help, and that he was contlnunlly arranging to have provisions nnd other necessities sent to poor families whom he encountered on his long walks about the country. Only the Monday before he sailed the Mayor had arranged to go with a party of friends, among whom was Mr. Smith, on a sailing excursion from Hay Shore 10 Fire Island. He reached St Janus the previous Friday and spent Saturday driving about the country behind one or his favorite horses. Sunday he seemed in egOSllenl health and went to church us usual, attending S baseball game in the afternoon. Sunduv night, however, he a, u-ith s violent couirhinfl: sbell and w as too ill next morning to start on the trip. Like the others, Mr. Bmlth not seem surprised at this news of the death 'The most charitable man In town" was their common verdict. dd Edward Ruhland, the driver 01 the stage. Who has lived In the town sixty-tour years and was much attached to the Mayor, sobbed as he declared that he hud lost his only f rlenrt Ml Smiths dog Rover, Who was hurt by an automobile Just before the Hoboken shooting and about whom the Mayor eagerly Inquired during his eonvalesence, was lying ns usual In front of the Smith gate during the afternoon. The old dog seemed to reallxe that som, thing was wrong and wore a dejected look as ha responded to the greetings of the visitors. VIEWS OF LOCAL PRESS rtr iirlw rnavipri'" Hare PraU tor Mayor ;nr. Thr New York newapaptrt unit 1 tlii i morning in pralM of the itrvlcfi Mayor Oaynor rendered lo ihe city. Among th ; t'liitnrfiiiH commenting n hti death ware In part the folluwliiK : Thr WOff York "World." Tne limitations o! .ne ",, ,,,. . New York city furnish an unsatlsfaetory ,...1 .iii iltt Ml II, e ottlee nr X ' " " , . Mayor has been a grave, aril Of r. puta - lion, ana may pernaps ... msen - Kraveaii. 01 re,auot. it lean ...rr- tnuiiK nuoj- i VI n, ... u , o n..... .uuyiir "tatnoi nuutt, iinve ui-in-,, ,,o ,t l:irr, r Kti.tr. of artlon with a different environment. As the record stands, he cannot be counted among the great pollt- leal leaders of Ins generation who have profoundly Influenced the course of government. He does not rank with vn- son nnd Roosevelt and Bryan nnd Hughes In prestige and power. UN Influenoe and reputation alike were circumscribed by an onire mat taaea more man n Ki.t-s, i but lu a long line or commonplace and slate i oiorett Mayors or New troTX he tow. is a giant among pyKinies.' Frank A. Maaeer In the "ITes.." "A greal figure passed out in the death of Mayoi Oaynor. Pew men are equipped witn a measure t.r Intellect ami the moral courage that he hail. Few men have the Independence of character ami the m- dependence or political affiliations thai he had. I Vw men nre rreer of conventional Viewpoint than he Was. "Mayor Oaynor's Was nn original na- ture. He worked out problems and poll cies In his own way and stood hy them regardless or adverse comment from any one or any newspaper. Ili Work toi the most part was of a high order, character- ISed always by thought and honesty "Oaynor will stand out in hlst.nt as one or New fork's gi.ate.t Mayor. a fearless man. tree from the tenors of from any soul re e lurk "Tribune, "Mr. tiaviior was his own mast what he did, and no boss's puppet, atlmiii.striLtion. barring ins strange fence of jh1 ! corruption, showed marked advance in efficiency on that any of his re t predecessors. The In. tensely nunum quality or ins thought and sheet Ii. nis Il licit:, as a writer antltalki i, his picturesque assumption of the mouth of the sage and philosopher, , n his im pulsive abuse of the critics who mads merry at the expense or his fotbloa- these all gave him a hold on the public winch tew other leaders In local affairs haw ever enjoyed and opened to him an ex- optional field of opportunity, ll- was a real man If not .1 really greal one." The "llernld." "rosltlvsness was one of the ruling traits of this greal figure in the ,.Ms life. At the time of Ills death Mavor Oaynor was perhaps tin- most conspicu ous public man in America. He was made so by no party, sect or race, but by llliain J. liavnor. "stripped of the petty thin-t which go with every strong Indlvldualit v , he stands out now that dentil lias taken him as a gigantic man. whose successes were mental, whose fallings were tempt ra mental New York never had a Mayor who wits so pervasive of the public pres ence, When he took tin stage there was no other actor on It A scholar, . phtlos- , opher and a dreamer, he was at ii. same time a man of Initiative and a terrible antagonist. I The "Tillies. " "Mr liny nor waa not a quiet and tlilli- I denl Mayor, he was much In the public eye and in the public tniiid. nnd in spite of his not Infrequent porvsrsltlss he won the admiration ami with it the onnildcnce Of tho community lit. served. lie was every Inch and at all times .. thoroughl) living man and a most interesting man, The i Ity or New York loses not only vi Mayor who served it well, a citizen of gnat prominence and ability, and s man always interesting to ids fcllovvmen. already highly honored hy them and foi wnom in tne vuikkiiuiIcs ot political ac "" further honors seemed ta be in I N""' MAYOR GAYNOR'S LETTERS and Speeches With Autographed Half-Tone Photo Pric $1,25 net At All BooktUxU anil Department stair GREAVES PUBLISHING CO., Tribune Bldg., N. Y MAYOR'S GUARD LAST TO BID HIM GOOD-BY Lieut. Kennell, Oaynor's Faith, fill Shadow, Telia of Trip to Baltic. ADMIRED "FINE OLD SHIP' Executive in Good Spirits And Looked Forward to Trip With Pleasure. wniiam Kennell, the poller lieutenant Who always accompanied the Mayor ni public the tall, broad shouldered, grm haired, smiling man In uniform who has sat at his desk outside the Mayor's nth. ever since the time of Mayor Strong -w the last person to shake hands with Mayor Oaynor the morning the Baltic sailed "They told me to reach the Mayor s house In Brooklyn at 11 o'clock on Thar-, day morning," said LJeut. Kennell. "We left the house, the Mayor. Mr. Smith and I. at 20 Eighth avenue at 11 ill o'clock in Ixick Commissioner Smiths gUtOfnobtll Itufus GaynOf followed In the Mayors own car with the trained nurse. "We came across the Manhattan Bridge, went up Lafayette street to Poui teenth and so to the White Star pier S at the foot nr West Nineteenth stre, i, ,, he went up In the pier elevator the Maym coughed, hut not so much as at Soma other times utter speaking. W hen vt reached ttie deck the Mayor said : " 'There's one good old Ship, W; , do we go. officer 7 "IC Very body on the pier sc-mfil Mir j Prised to see htm I let him have th, I right of way up the gangplank and When hv i'p1ic(1 thr ship's chik In r,ii;K doWl on ii lettea near tin rail. Mr. C reel nut n ratno Up to him and tnlkrd for level ! mlnutefl, Bverybody came up in Bay goodby but i told tham nobod) could talk to him. iii neadid quiet " Where' my room, officer? he Mid HCommiftloner smith led tin' w&y Room IS on the main dvk w d ill have to jefo up any ntairs. H dropped the lounge. 'apt. Ranaon enten i th loom ami greeted the Mayor. " 'I am more than pkuitcd to hnf you on this whip,' said the captain. i wm i llk to have you an a Ku't at my t.ti' but if you prefer you can have a tabic to yourself N "There'i irall built man.' tatd ihs Mayor, pattlni ('apt. Hanson nn tht shoulder. 1 will he Klad to accept. "Then Mr. 'ieelrnan approached and Asked if the Mayor 'got that lettet 1 asked t he Mayor if ht- had received xu latter In question. The Mayor said hi had. and added 'Go aehore, officer.' 'No.' said t, 'not till the ship st'':'.- i am not going to let anybody come up here to make trouble.' "'Well, officer, what time does the ship fco" h asked Tn . it .. .1..b ' said I, 'and it Wants flv ml, ,,,,,. f ,, , lhey . . can t Eft nw' i sant the Mayor i .., Mkd ,, )f h- ,,,, I, be 1 for s ,iM. an(, h aald Tin , 0,d lim (!,lol.,,l 'Thank you, ofllc he sa id i ashore"' ! 'Yes, Mr Mayor, i vi trot r-it'' minut. . ! old him, As I left htm he seemed pretty w I w.tj Ihe Inst man to see him" i 1.457 H ORDS BEFORE SAILISG I Daakted Hla tretfs. "Rut rto I lulu Musi tin til.,' II. Bald. I " hope 1 shall t ome I,, ; Mavor Oaynor told James Creeli 'r presi.tent of the Mv.l Serv.e . . mlHs1i.il. tlurilig a Dual talk that M Creelman had with the Mayor n In. stateroom aboard the Baltic Juel ,. minutes l.eiore the -.til ashon ordei Wils Issued, "I believe I shall come h ,iii... Tins right must go on" During the interview the Mayor, Mr j Creelman aald yesterday, seemed elge of t tillapse repealetli-. Mi j hn.l had an almost continuous ) vomiting during the seven hours ; ing and he reared, so he told Mi i'tc num. thai tne bullet bad t id worked down to his lung and wai pri Ins ui an Important nerve in was entirely "out of commisi the Mayor put It, Ills lips Wert his knees and hands trembli I Mr, treelmiin the Mat , close to .lentil I The .Mayor. Mr Creelman any. -i by name of one of Tsmmnns iii powerful leaders, who had madi a His aoaal visit to commissionei w tin to le- , 'try to buy protection foi I houses' that Included Herman II - otlthal's nlace. I "When 1 coin bark Mi as BS3 ing. ' I quotes the Mai the who1, damnable story. I strip the Tammany gang harp i now 1 must light for physli ' ! tn tit, Ihe w irk I shall not ipai of them ; Mayor i lay nor, according to M man, said thai II was true I Charles P Murph) several sent messages to the Mayor sat unless Commissioner Waldo w..s l missed Mr, tlaynor would 'i..t ! sldered by Tammany for rcnomu "I have known for a long lim Mr Creelman quotes tin: Mayor ii. "that the whole Murph) crowd want to renominate me, I WSS ' tin kind of man, l was not theli Mayor. They were not able to c ' thing out ot me In the way of t I or appointments, and that is ail i IMmt about I don't know." was the Mavo-'n swsr to Mr. Crselman'a quest lm .,. what Mr Oayttor thought of his ch tor reelection. "All I know Is " ' have kept faith with the peop t st I have done my work as a man ii n ' u a Mavor." 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