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BABY MAY CAUSE $25,000,000 FIGHT
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NEW ftSTQR BABY'S MOTHER
MAY BREAK COLONEL'S WILL
AND DIVIDE VAST FORTUNE
Child Inherits $3,000,000 Under Doc
ument Admitted to Probate, but
Courts Might Award a Third
of the Estate.
YOUNG WIDOW CALLS HER
LAWYER BACK TO THE CITY
New Heir Born at
To-Day Weighs 7 Pounds, Is
Plump and Beautifully Formed.
The anxiously-awaited $3,ooo,00o Astor baby was born at 8.15
o'clock A. M. to-day. It is a boy ami will bear the name of his father,
John Jacob Astor, who died so heroically in the Titanic disaster of
April 14 last.
Announcement that a posthumous heir to Col. Astor had been
born was made shortly before 9 o'clock at the Astor mansion, No. 840
Fifth avenue, by Dr. Edwin B. Cragin of No 10 West Fiftieth street,
who has been in constant attendance upon Mrs. Astor for ten Jays. Dr.
Cragin sent out the following note:
Aug. 14. Mrs. Astor has a son, born at 8.15 A. M. Mis
name is John Jacob Astor. Mother and son are in good con
dition. EDWIN B. CRAGIN.
Half an hour later Dr. Cragin supplemented the birth announce
ment with this bulletin:
"The baby weighs 7y pounds. No other doctor was
present. Mother and child are doing well."
The Forces are said to be elated over the birth of a boy and the
naming of the child after the founder
accepted as significant ot the tact that mere is likely to be a will contest
io put the new baby on a financial footing with his half-brother, Will
iam Vincent Astor.
Only Dr. C'ragln and a trained nurse, t ,
Miss Helen Nesblt. were in attendance
v- hen tba lUHty Astor Inrant name Into
the world. Mrs. William 11. Kurcu.
mother of Mr8. John Jacob Aator, and
Mill Kathryn Force, wero In an ud
Jolntng room. Mm. Force had not been
to bed all night. Early last evening
aha and Mrs. Aator and Kalhryn Force
went for a Ion drive In a limousine
Tha young widow's condition at that
time. ald Dr. Cragin to-day, could not
nave been more favorable.
FIFTH TO BEAR NAME OF
JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
From a medical stsndpolnt the ic
COUChment was perfect. The baby Is
plump and beautifully formed. Con
sidering the terrible ordeal the mother
baa passed through sh and her rela
tives have every reason to be delighted.
Tha new John Jacob Aator Is the fifth
Astor of that name.
Where there had been dense crowds
ot the morbidly curious waiting for
Hews of the birth of the Astor heir all
yesterday afternoon and during the days
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of the mammoth Astor fortune is
SO STAGE SKATER ASKS
COURT Ml HER OUT
Divorce Decree Is the Lifeline
That "Miss West" Wants
Thrown to Her.
West," Whosa rl nsnii.
Is Mrs. Charles L. am, n(i who
ly excite the Johnnie to louj demon
stration of approval by the graceful
curve she cuts on made-to-order Ice on
a Iiroadway stage told Justice Van
Slclen, In the Supreme Court, Brooklyn,
to-day, that the matrimonial ce on
which she and her husband had been
weeping through life had been dan
gerously thin for two years and had tin-
ally given way under them. She hud
been plunged Into the chill waters of
dls'llusjonment. said Mrs. OtU, when ahe
made the unhappy discovery that her
hushund was now cutting figure eight
with another fair partner, who was llv.
log with him, she charged, In the Hotel
Olll has been playing this season In
vaudeville In "The Devil and Tom
Walker." The Quia met while playing
on the road In Ittoj and were married
at Sharon, Pi . on Christmas day.
I mad perfect partners until imh,
wlnn Ulll, saya his wife, showed a
decided Inclination to skate away from
her. Then she sued hint for a separation
and ot it ai n ed J"1 a week alimony loiter
Mrs. OIU heard from friends that hubby
was helpless In the Wgggtigrntgts of .
m i. beauty whose name was not made
public In the court preceding to-day.
QUI succumbed to the new beauty whu.i
ha tried to teach her to skate, and with
8 tor akated tutu tit divorce suurt.
" Circulation Books Open to All"
AT 75 WINS BRIDE
He's a Grandpa and Mrs. Ken
dall Is a Grandma, but
Romantic as tver.
WILL WED TO-MORROW.
'Love Makes Us All Young,"
Says Painter, Who Will
Take Bride Abroad.
John Christopher CMllet 1s a grand
father, but In his seventy-sixth year the
artist and globe-trotter has proven that
he ran love as well and as ardently as
hi grandsons. To-morrow he will lead
to the altar Mrs. rtachel Kendall, her
self a grandmother, but allowing few
traces of the seventy-two years she has
"Love really makes us all young." said
Art st (S llet to-day, and pejple who haVf
watched the grandfather's ardent i ir:
ahlp of Mrs K. :'lall have agreed hat
It has made ' Udlet as young; as the
most adrent .In.
The age.) irtilt Is distinguished ap
pearing. His erect figure belles his
years. He lives at No. 112 Kast Blghty.
elghth street. Three doors above lives
Mrs. Kendall, whom ha will marry to
morrow. for months each year Mr. Glllet
paints in his little villa up In the Mps,
near Geneva. He loves the imaw
capped peaks, and It Is almost wiri
heartfelt regret that he comes back
rach year to visit his sons and grand
sons In America. He has been married
and widowed twice.
HATED TO GIVE UP HOME IN
On the occasion of his last visit to
New York from Switzerland he was sad,
for he realised that sooner or later he
must give up hi. long travels, and he
hsted to give up his mountain home. He
yearned to return immediately.
Then he was Introduced to Mrs. Ken
dall, herself a writer of considerable
reputation. She loved the beauties of
nature, the good pictures and the rood
books that nvide up so large a part of
the artist's life. Artist Olllet's old
time friends Joked him over his pro
longed stay away from his Alpine
The courtship of the charming grand
mother, who Is a widow, was ardent.
Mr Glllet was a froiuent caller at the
Kendall ap.irTment. N'o youthful swain
was more thoughtful. Flowers and
oandy and books were dally sent to the
aged woman by her aged sweetheart.
The time came when Mr. Glllet had.
he felt, to go baok to the Alps. He
wanted to paint, and he wanted to
breathe again the pure air ot tha
mountains. But this time the lift's
villa up there above Geneva did sot hold
Its former attraction.
"You must go back with me," be
whispered to the little old woman. "We
are young, In spirit at least, are", we
will be aa happy as even tha youngest
AND 8HE, TOO, LOVED THE
That was the way he proposed, and
Mrs. Kendall accepted In the same spirit
of love. Born In London and a fre
quent visitor to the Continent, she, too,
loved the mountains. And more, ih"
loved the big, white-haired man who
bore himself like any youthful lover.
"I will go," she said almply.
They appeared to-day In the marriage
license office In the City Hall. They
walked with firm tread to the window,
tholr arma locked In loving embrace.
Several times the aged artist stroked
the hand of the woman he loved.
The aged couple will be married to
morrow morning and to-morrow after
noon will sail for Europe. They will
spend their honeymoon at Mr.
chateau In the Alps.
"Love makes us all young," aald Mr
Glllet to-day "I do not feel my age. In
fact, I feel younger n than 1 ever
did. Surely years nave not lessoned OUT
ability to love, for Mrs. Kendill and I
feel as hippy as tver we did. We knov
too we ahull '. vary happy through m-
rest of our lives, is helpmates tu escn
other through whatever time may be
spared to us.
"I did not feel that I could go back
to the Alps, which I love so greatly,
without Mr i Kendall, and sue has
utltt-J to SO bftCK with uiu us my wile.
Wo both feel yuung enough even to do
some mountain climbing, for we both
have been of sunny and loving disposi
tions, and wo nevur hive 1st our ytars
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Mother of Astor Baby Who Was Born To-Day
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ON HEELS OF TAFT
VETO, HOUSE AGAIN
Action Quickly Follows Read
ing of President's Message
WASHINGTON, Aug 14 Within rtirea
hours after President Taft had asnt
back the Rteel Tariff bill to Congreas
with a menaagn of disapproval, tha
House to-day passed the measure over
his veto The vote was 173 to pass It.
H." against It. and one present and not
voting. It Is not expected to repass the
I'rcsldent Taft In his message to Con
graaa to-day vetoing the bill,
.iM he disapproved the meaMiro be
cause It provided for revenue onay and
took no account of protection for Amer
hn Industries. lie condemned the
Ways and M-.ins i'ommttttie for refus
ing public bearings on the bill. Ills
veto was expected.
Mr. Taft gave as another reason for
hla vsto that the bill affected not only,
the Iron and ateel Industry, but fifty-!
nine allied Industries, which, he aald,
were orihy of separate classification.
Mr Taft wrote that he was not pre
pared to aay there wars no Items in the
ateel schedule which might not well
be reduced, but he pointed out that Its
ad valorem rate of duty was an ap- I
parent reduction of fifteen per cent, i
fiom the duties of the Wllaon law
"A bill for a complete revision of
this srnedule was presented to me a
year a;o In the extra Milton of thll
COBgriss," wrote the 1'reiMei.t "M tny
Increases and decreases of r.itea are
now ml ll from IhOM name I in the
former treasure. The changes ire
not explained, and Indicate, the hasty
method pursued In the preparation nf
both. Is It not fair to ask, either on
11. v bl uf pftftvoilvU or revenue, I
which is right? I
"On tiie w jnle, therefore, I am not
willing to approve of lfTll1lfrn of thlsj
kind, which urtually affe'ts not only i
luUUoai ot warhlngnna u4 Ua
HFr I in'coldmbia is
dependent on them, but hundreds of
millions of dollars' worth of stocks of
goods In the hands of storekeepers an 1
distributors generally, without first pro
viding for a careful and disinterested
Utqulry Into the conditio! of the wiiols
"From the outset of my administratis!
I have urged a revision of the tariff
baaed on a non-partisan study of the
tacts. 1 have provided the means for
securing such Information In the ap
pointment of a tariff board. Their
thorough work, already completed on
several schedules, has justified my con
fident In this method. The principle is
lndorve.1 by Chambers of Commerce and
lioar-l" of Trads In almost every city
of Importance In the country. The pro
posed bill has not been framed on the
basis of any such study of the Industry.
"Avowedly Its rstes are flxi-d with n .
consideration of anything but r -venue.
The prpuiplu of protection Is dlsr-ganled
entirely, and therefore It Is not too much
to say that the effect of theee Iwieplna
nhangtl on the welfare of t me Ml"
gagod Iti these varied Industries bis
STORM SWEEPS CITY.
Lightning (lilb Top of Produce lix
change, Sending Splinters
to the Street.
After i sultry diy, during which the
heat Increased from hour to hour from
a comparatively seasonable warmth In
the morning to an a'most unbearable
v.arm'h and humidity In the aflernoon.
New York was struck by i thundsr
storm -it 4.10 o'clock this afternoon
which not only darkened the city but
In man places startled th,- flgrtoWl
Into wondering If t!i" bes: p i w is
not after all under a d sk or a bed
stead Within h'e minutes aft" r the storm
broke ll was report's! that lightning
hail struck the tlagpole of the Produce
RgOhnngl In Whitehall sired. The
Mg- ipl Inland and everybody
within half a mile felt as though part
of the blast had gone down nls spine.
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Uafjirr n.l VI . oO, ,o . ISlruovUiat la as
Circulation Books Open to
SHOT AND KILLED
MacMastcr Said to Have Met
Death Hunting, but Wash
ington Is Suspicious.
WAHITINtlTON, A'lg M.-WtBlafn
nruce ManMnster, AmsgMM VlceJJon
sul at Cartagena, Colombia, has been
shot ami killed. I'eepatches to the Htate
I'epartment Ui-day reportlnn his desrh
say hs was killed lost Hurelay "while
hunting." This report came from Ameti
can Consul Kemper at tlartugrna. An
attack upon Ida life two years ic
and the strain lnucd trf.n his rela
tions with the Colomtilan jtjdlclal au
MIttSl as a result of his etTorls tu se
cure full I'linlshmi-nt for the would-be
assassins exutes the stiflRilclon of of
oc'.aK hern as to the ngUM of his desith
A 'suit two years ago, nsogUM he hail
klllsd i native in aeif-'i'-f-ii ic, staoMas-
ter was attacked by several Oolomhlgng
and dangerously wounded lie was ar
rested on the charge of mur.le- ,ind, al-
1 though a uultlcd by a lower court, was
(found guilty and sentenced to Imprison
ment by in ippcllatrt tribunal The
I Untied States OOVgrMMnt Intervened
and secured a new trial, whl h resulted
Mu hll icqulttal In June, 131o, hut he
hi .er since been fejirful of furlhur
Mr. MacMaster was horg hi Cnirvmia
of Ametlcan parents In 1S7& Hi was
. i i i'.-d In the United S'ates a-i 1 Co!
' omblg and later became a ranch own-r
, hi ColomMgs Wl servt-e In the Con
sular Dorps began In U,. when he he
came a messenger In the Cartagena
Consulate, In ljol he wis appointed
Vice-Consul, ari l fii I s hi .-sine VP e
and I leputy-Consul.
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In Ittsnd ths w re in. nies at Indianap
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Oov Mmshall, Is not! lied of hu nogti
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LIEUT. BECKER'S CHUM
BEATS 'BRIDGE' WEBBER
One of Four Eye Witnesses of Mur
der Tells of More Aid Given
to Gunmen Who Shot
SEARCH BANK ACCOUNTS
OF EVERY INSPECTOR
With Webber's Hoard Only Partly
Traced Whitman Widens Scru
tiny to Whole Department.
Hostilities among the four prisoners held In West Side prison in the
Roenttial case broke out to-day, and the keepers are now under instruc
tions to keqi Jacob Heidi, alias "Jack Sullivan," away from "Jack Rose,"
"liridfcie" W ebber and Harry VlHoo. Reich attacked WeHher and cursed
Rose to-day. He accuses the pair of trying to sacrifice him in the Rosen
thal murder matter in order to bolster up their confessions.
Four persons who are said by attaches of the District-Attorney's
office to have witnessed the murder ot Herman Rosenthal and to be able
to identify the murderers called on
Smith this afternoon. I hey are John Ballioftr, a taxicab starteT at the
jdllac Hotel; Harry Newman, 4 ticket speculator, and Mr. and Mrs.
( Charles Brown, COncerrrinf whom
Uallinger, according to the
Attorney's otike, recognised levcral
stand between t and 2 o'clock on the morning of July 1S: This was in
pursuance, the District-Attorney thinks, of the plan to have Forty-third
street cleared for the ""etaway" of the pray murder car. Hallinger is
also said to have seen Rosenthal leave the Metropole and buy newspaper!
and stand reading as four men advanced trout across the street and began
shooting at him.
WUITMAS ON MYSTERIOl ti
Mr. Whitman hurriedly departed
getting a messige from Detective
man's absence from his office a mysterious stranger, wlio said he vj
from the District-Attorney's otlicc, appeared at the West Side prison and
sent in an envelope addressed to "Jack Sullivan." A couple of trtJnufrs
later "Sullivan" sent another envelope to the inessdrrger, who hurried
Coroner Feinberg announced
with the inquest into the death of
gested to the Coroner that Mr. Whitman nay not be ready to go 00
with the inquest because of to-morrow's M3U0O of the Grand Jury, he
said the inquest would be started, irrespective of the demands on the
Commissioner Waldo was asked to-day what he tlvHibt about the
revelations showing the wealth in banks of I leut, liecker and the reputed
big cash holdings of other policemen. He said he had nothing to say. The
c ommissioner announced that he will not attend the (Jooper Union mass
meeting tO-nlght. He received no invitation, and it is said for him 'hat
he would nut attend, even though his presence had beta requested.
"1 have not thought of asking lor a change of venue," said John
F. Mclntyre, in charge of Lieut. Becker's defense to-day. "If Becker
ever cumes to trial, he will be tried by an unprejudiced jury."
"What do you mean by 'If Becker ever comes to trial?'" Mr.
Mcln'.yre was asked.
"Oh, he might die or something," replied the attorney hastily.
Mr. Mclntyre denied that Becker, with whom he had just conferred,
had intimated in any way that he might make a confession.
The tight am wig the prN insrg In th
West Hll Jail was the lopll Of much
i.:p In W.t Hije nlM Court 'n-d.y.
Many of the prlMH0FI saw Rslch, chI
lss nnl hatlen, anil with hll llssvsl
rolled up, make a tush for "Ilillgle"
"SULLIVAN" ENRAGED BY MEN
TION A3 DUN MESSENGER.
Id I h glgg Jul ! Ills renpei'ts to Uild-
louJuJ "Jack" Uuso In thu
Isng'Mge of Cast I'Sjurleetith
Tin epithets rhoute,l IF Rstog at Rggg
mazed ivon tin" prisoners held fori Which had been t irned over to thi mur
ggmlutlon in the MigUtrati'i Court. I iororo, Wnen Keh-h got the full iigol
It .--i had lead the morning paperi. ' fUance of Ihts lie begin to boll up, but
Whit axeuaaU htig van iho report that bit nugar dl net aaalods uaUt Iks.
PRICE ONE CENT.
AjlUUnl District-Attorneys Moss and
no information was obtainable.
reports that came from the District-
pugg ten who rented cars at his
from his olhce this afternoon nfter
William J. Ilurus. DurLii: Mr. Watt-
to-day that tie wfll proaced trxnoaov
Herman Rosenthal. When it was sug
Wehbor, In his
testimony before the
Orgge Ju.ly yesterday afternoon, ha 1
gone Into details roncernlng the pay.
BUnl ot tl.mw In .as'' I . ' I-rty Iaule."
tP the Blood." "Whltey" Lewis and
' ! 'rank" Ctroflot, the four gun
ROg lio killed Honwu Itosenthal.
According to the pubHshed account or
WoUbor1! i alimony, th) InforiMT said
Hi : ii had heen sent twice, In the
Ogguvslos nf mei9enffrr. to 1 . s , i r
Baokor with a demand on the police
ffher to make good to Webber Hum