Can they find the dirt on who took these bearded fellas? Austria’s Socialist Party has informed police of the disappearance of 400 of its garden gnomes, hung 10 feet high from lamp posts holding political placards. If they’re following tradition, the dwarfs — worth $4,000 — have magically transplanted themselves. But politicians suspect dirty tricks, and they’re twitching their green thumbs at the conservative People’s Party, whose signs appeared in place of the statuettes. Finding the truth will require digging deep.