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CURE FOR DREAD PNEUMONIA
IS FOUND DY SCIENTISTS
OF ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE
Dr. McWilliams Makes An
nouncement in Address at
PUBLIC GETS IT SOON.
Thorough Test Demonstrates
That Two Kinds of Bacil
lus Cause Disease.
Through the medium of an addv
dellvorpd lMt night to the Ifayette
ATenue Presbyterian Church Club In :
Brooklyn, It became known to-day
that the medical experts of the
Rockefeller Research Institute have
discovered a serum which Is a euro
for pneumonia. The formal an
nouncement la expected from the In
stitute within a few weeks, as soon
at the remedy Is so far Improved and
perfected as to he available for dis
tribution throunh boards of health to
The address m the rhurch wan deliv
ered by Or. Clarence htoWtnianU of No.
tf East Fifty-third atreet, Manhattan.
Who has -been cngaited In research work
t the Institute. The fact that xucli a
oura had been found wu exclusively
published In The Kvonlng World a raw
days aito. but no OMIflpmatSail Oduid do
etaiiMi Irom the Institute authorities,
tt remained for Dr. If OWUllaRll in hrs
more or ie oonfldantlal ahureh sddreii
to give omciai approval to The Evening
According to Dr. afoWUUnitl J. many
careful tests have been made with uni
form success. It has been entabllslted
rhnt the aerutu will ollfi nneuroofllg and
the dnver v Is MM of the most Im
Isjrtant ever made In the treatment of
SCIENTISTS HAVE TRIED FOR
YEARS TO FIND CURE.
Scientist.-, who h ive been wirkln,- for
eare upon a care for pneumonia were
baffled by the fact, on!v recently dle
eovered at the Rockefeller Institute,
that the pneumo.'or.'us hti.'Hius la re
sponsible for pMUnionta. and that this
bacillus, or organism. sonslHts of two
separate strains or entitles, each of
which i u uses pneumonia.
The disease whether cauaed by onu
strain or the other folios the same
general line of progress but a remedy
that might prove efficacious In com
bating one strain would be df no use
against the other. Proceeding from this
basis the directors of the Rockefeller
restitute perfected their Be rum. They
prooeurad this lln the usual manner of
obtaining such .serums, by lnnociilnttng
a horse with gradually Increased doses
of the organism caualtiK pneumonia un
til (tie horae was Immune to Immense
doses. Then, with the serum obtained,
the patient's blood was ino ulated.
But the problem that arose here, and
thtvt had hitherto prevented the discov
ery of a pneumonia serum while sci
ential were Ignorant that there were
two distinct forma of the pneumococcua
germ, waa to get the scrum that would
aOect the particular strain with which
the patient waa all. led.
This worked out by Inocv-ulutlng tWO
sets of horses, each w.llh Its appropri
ate strain. After the horses In the two
seta had d-monatrutcd thai' Immunity,
two separate reruius resulted. It was
then ncveaaary to hnd out which of the
a arums should be used on the patient
TWO SETS OF MICE USED TO
This was determined at the Institute
by taking the sputum from the patient
and Inoculating two seta of mice wit it.
Alt the same time eacn of the sets of
mice was given an Injection of the anti
toxin swum. Into one sat the antitoxin
afleeUng the first uf the two strains
waa administered, while the eotber set
aM given the serum affecting the sec
ond strain. The physicians were then
uble to Ml Within t ivcnty-four hours
from which strain of the disease the
i-Htient was suffering.
If the patient was affected by strain
Re. 1. the mouse which had been In-
fee. riant. IBIS, ar
Cs. Th. Maw
SING WAR SONGS
AS MENACE TO U. S.
Feeling Growing Over Cali
fornia Alien Law and Wilson
Asked to Avoid Calamity.
Tokio Officials Discuss Situa
tion With Americans Cable
TOKIO, April lt-The situation
brought about by the California Allen
Land Holding bill is becoming increas
ingly serious. A mass masting to-day
composed for the most part of Irre
sponsible people demanded the most ex
treme measures of retaliation by Japan.
During the gathering the singing of
war soma arouaed ths feelings of many
of the lower classes who were present.
Anonymous write the newspapers
give an outline of plans for the aelsure
uf the Philippines and Hswsll aud at
the same time denounce the Japanese
i low rnmerit's submissive attitude.
said that the changed conditions :n
Japan lu.ike it Impossible for ths Gov
ernment to restrain the newspapers and
t.te lower classes.
On the other hand tlovernment Btrolsl
are showing a friendly spirit. Hamilton
Wright Mable of New York, Dr. IV-a-body
ami .Tahn L. Mott, Secretary of
Ine International Committee of the
Young Men a fhriattan Association,
a ers the g; to-day at a luncheon
-"vn by Karon Noboakl Maklno, the
Foreign Minister, at which some of the
' most prominent Japanese and Ameri
cans were present. A cordial feeling
Shortly after the luncheon Messrs.
Mable, Pcabody and Mott and a number
of representative Japanese Christians
and Americans met at ths residence of
Count Shlgenobu Okuma, former Pre
mier and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Count Okuma delivered a speech during
which he said that diplomacy, the
courts and commercial men were help
less, and that only the Influence of
Christianity remained. Otherwise, he
declared, war was Impending.
John I Mott, in reply, agreed that
the Influence of Christianity now was
Despatohea wave seat by the meeting
to JPresldsnt Wilson and others implor
ing them to one all their lafloeaoe on
Christians and thoughtful people to
avoid a calamity.
Twenty thouaand persons listened to
the remarks of the firebrands who ap
parently are engineering a campaign
to mould public opinion In Japan.
foreign land ownership Mil passed
by the Japanese Diet In Man, U10, pro
hibits foreigners except under certain
restrictions from owning land in Japan,
and they may r t own land at all In
Sughsllen, Formosa. Hokkaido or the
fortified xones. This law haa never yet
been officially promulgated.
SACRA MIONTO, Cat, Api-H R An
othur telegram from Toklo protecting
againat the enactment of an antl-al!en
land law by the California Legislature
waa received to-day by the Senate and
resulted in a bitter debate between sM
utor John H. Sanford, Democrat, an!
Senator N. W. Thompann, ad'tninist a
tion leader and co-author with Senator
I'.lrdsall uf Hie revised land bill.
oculated with the aputum and with the
serum from strain No. 1 would not d i
velop the disease, while the other mouse
similarly Infected but Inoculated with
the serum from strain No. 2, would de
With this method It waa determined by
what particular gtfgln the patn-nt'a
pneumonia was cauaed, and then the
seram affecting that particular strain
was Immediately 'Injected Into Ute pa
The rress rabllsblaa
$10,000,000 WIDOW HOLDUP VICTIMS
SUES TO DIVORCE
Gets an "Order of Notice" for
His Appearance in Court
on May 6.
Private Agreement Is Said to
Have Been Reached as
Mrs. Nevada Van Volkenburgh brought
suit to-day In the Superior Court of
Windham County, Conn., for an abso
lute divorce from her husband. Phillip
Van Volkenhurgh, chirglrsg desertion
for the period of three years.
Van Volkenburgh was served with an
"order of notice" authorised by the
Connecticut court. Brooks dt Brooka of
New Haven are Mrs. Van Volkan
burgh's attorneys In tbls suit, which
promised to be the 'last of the many
actions Instituted by the husband and
wife since their romantic marriage,
Nov. SI, 1MB.
According to the "order of service"
Van Volkenburgh la directed to appear
In the Town of Putnam, Conn., May I,
1S1I, and maks such anawar as ha
chooses to his wife's suit,
W. M. K. Olcott, Van Volksnburgh's
lawyer, admitted that the dlvuroe no
tion had been brought by ths "110,090,000
Widow" against his cllsnt. Ha declined
to discuss the case except to state that
Mr. Van Volkenburgh had bean prop
WILL VOLUNTARILY APPEAR
AND WAIVE DEFENSE.
From an intimate friend of Van
Volkenburgh It waa learned that Van
I Volkenburgh trill appear In court in
u A ,.,
May and Uicn waive Ills defen.se. lln
voluntary appearance. It waa said, w.ll
be made to assure the Court that It has
Juriadlctlon to determine the Uauea of
Mrs. Van VolkenuirgYa suit.
"Mr. Van Volkenburgh has no de
tente to the present suit," this friend
atated to an Evening World reporter
to-day. His wife charge him with
desertion for the period of three years,
whtoh Is trus. As she haa been a bona
flde resident of the town of Pomfret
for a period longer than three years,
shs haa the privilege of appealing to
the courts of her State ror relief. Under
the laws of Connecticut a husband or
wife may obtain a dlvuroe If desertion
for three years la ahown."
The complaint filed In tho Connecti
cut court onarges that the plaintiff
and defendant were married Nov. 31.
1009; that Mrs. Van Volkenburgh has
resided continuously In Pomfret for
three yesra and that In ths month of
January, 1010, Van Volkenburgh "wil
fully deserted'' her and haa "continued
such deeertlon with total nsglaot of all
the duties of the marriage covenant"
UNDERSTANDING REACHED AS
TO HER ALIMONY.
For relief Mrs. Volkenburgh asks a
divorce, the complaint states, and "suoh
other and furtnsr rener as the Court
ni-.' deem lust and proper In the prem
ises." The latter clause refers to per
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NEW YORK, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1913.
OF CIGAR STORES
Three Clerks Recognize Pris
oners Who Bound and
GIRL COMPANION HELD.
Telephone, Speeding Auto and
Pistols Used in Capture
of Supposed Thieves.
Positive Identification thin afternoon
of two of four men under arrest
charged with being members of the
gang lhat tins perpetrate I numerous
recent rohberlea of I'nlted Cigar Stores
Convince Deputy Toll 's Commissioner
Dougherty that htg dCtOOM VSS huve
rounded up these during thieves. Act
ing Captain Timney, In cha,rge of the
Detective Ilureau In the new Tender
loin, and three of big staff captured the
four eninpects and a young woman after
an SSOatlng "' of adventures Ogrt)
The prisoners are John McDonald,
known to the police as John O'Donnell
and "West Philadelphia Johnny;"
Charles Truex, Frederick II. Clark an
James F. Duval and Dorothy Uray, a
woman twenty years old, whu ssys she
was housekeeper lor MoDonahl. Truss
waa for seven years a clerk of the
United Cigar Stores Company and
worked In many of tha establishments
of that concern.
Albert Berger, the cigar store clerk
who was held up and robbed of H0U In
the store at No. lit West Forty-second
street on March 17, has Identified Truex
as one of the thieves Mason Warner.
he cletk who was hsld up and robbed
of 1200 at No. 3j Columbus avenue on
March M, hike Identllled Clark as the
man who went through . Is pocket ami
xnind him with wire and Truex as the
nan who went behind ths counter and
robbed the till.
RECOGNIZED MAN WHO BOUND
AND GAGGED HIM.
August Jacobsun, the clerk who was
robbed on Feb. a at No. aw Eighth
avenue, has Identified Trues as one of
tha gang who waited on customers and
Duval as another robber who bound
him, hold him down on the floor and
warned him to keep quiet. Oration
Gardner, clerk of ths store In Oetty
Square, Yonksrs. which was robbed on
April . has partially Identified Duval
as a masked member of the gang that
looted the place. MoDonald, who Is be
lieved by Dougherty to have been the
guiding mind of the gang, had not boon
Identified up to late this afternoon.
In capturing McDonald and Trues
Acting Capt. Tunney, Lieut. Kerr and
Detectives Fltspetrlck and Moora ua-u
all tha up-to -data detective machinery.
Including Intercepted telephone mes
sages, a motor car chaaa up Into West
chester County and final capture at (be
point of a pistol on a trolley ear be
tween New Roohelle and Stamford.
These two were trying to gst out of the
CLERKS ALWAYS BOUND AND
THE SAFE ROBBED.
Tho United Cigar Store robberies have
sll been committed after the same
fashion. Two or three or four well
dresaad men would enter a store In
which the clerk was alone, make a pur
chase or use the telephone, catoh ths
clerk off his guard, put a ptotol against
his head, bind him with picture wire,
gag him If necessary, put him out of
sight and rifle the cash register and the
In some Instances customers have en
tered the store while the robbery waa
In progress and one of the outlaws has
posed as the clerk with his bst off.
There has never been any doubt In the
minds of the deteotlvea that an ex
employee of the UnltAJ Cigar Stores
Company waa working with the robbers.
It was noted by the pollen) that the
i-lgar store thieves always used the same
kind of new wire for the binding of
the clerka, Detectlven located this wire
In a ilroadway store near Fifty-Aral
atreot and found a man who aatld he had
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l 'iiyien s i oti(iuous&uits,$5.95
i tic --asvsv- mining corner, Broad
way, cor. Harclay St., opp new Wool
worth liulldlnx. will aell to-dav sV. Sat
urday 3.6UO men's Spring Sulla and Top
coats, fins black thlbet, fancy blues
browns, grays ft dark mixed worsteds'
all slsas; worth $12 In any other store
PICK OUT BANDITS
Complainant in Divorce Suit
mo Was Called $10,000,000 Widow
PHI VIP VAH VQLKtNOURG
ti ; ' v
WOMAN HIT BY AUTO
SAID SHE WASN'T HURT,
Suddenly Falls as Her Sons
Are Waving Farewell, and
Quickly Passes Away.
Pierce and Thomas Cat-nil of No. IM
West Tenth street, the one uteiut twen-ty-one
and the other a year or so young
er, looked bsvck this morning, as waa
their custom when they left for work,
to wave good-bye to their mother, Mrs.
Mary A. Carroll, a widow, who stood
watcthlng tham In the window. The boys
had waved once and a few yards further
turned to wave again, for theit mother
always watched them out of sight, when
they saw the elderly woman hasten
away from hi window. It seemed aa
thoueTh she nought to kep ttu-m from
seeing her. Before she disappeared Lhu
boys had reeii a look of agony pass
across her uf'e and they raced back
to the house.
"Mother, mother, what'a the matter?"
There came no reply from th' upper
room at the winuow or aroann ass
mother had stood and the hoyc, choking;
aith fear, ran upstairs to Hnd Mrs Car
roll senseless on the floor be-iide the
Window. While one ran to St. Barnabas !
Church around the corner the other I
raced to the home or lr. J. o'.Mara at
No. 475 Hudson street A priest reached
the houe rlrnr and had a imltilsteri d i
the taat rltea of the gchurch when the I
physician hurried in Otic look tAd Tr j
O'Mara th.u Mra Ctrroll liad passed i
It was many hours herore the aone
had recovered BUBoiantly f t om the-tr
grief to tell how tlndi mother had been
knocked down by un automobile last
Tuesday. r-he waa croaelng Hudaon
street at Christopher, hastening home
through the ruin fnwn market, wliuti tho
auto tosacd her several feet.
The old lady picked herself up, and
to tho frightened ohftUfOtlfi who want
ed to call an omouluncu for her. ehe
"Oo on with yon. I'm not hurt."
And so, rofusiiu nil help, she con
tinued on her way home. She wouldn't
hsve told her boys a thing about It,
lest they might worr. had not her wet
, ur.il soiled clothes heirased her. They
urged her to have a doctor, but tho
mother told them 'hot she hnd taken
I care of them ever since they w. ro
! youngsters and she guessed sho could
I tsl.e care of herself.
I -say no mora about it," aha ordered
FELL FROM V CAR
UNDER THE WHEELS;
Threc-Year-Old Girl Toppled
Out of Window on Way
May Collins, golden-haired and blue
eyed, a tiny tot, three years old. Is evi
dently destined for something great. At
her tender aae she created last night a
sensation when (he fell nut of ths win
dow of a car on the Third avenue "L"
and landed on tha platform at ths One
Hundred and Twenty -tlfth street sta
tion. 'Mis car was the sixth of a ssven-car
euprcas which left the City Hall at I II
laat evening Motorman Utrkln and
Conductor lievereiu were In charge of
the train. Aa the train pulled out from
the One Hundred and Twenty-flf th
street atstloa a man on the platform
ahouted that a child hud fallen out of a
window. Uuard lOwens yanked the
emergency cord and the train cams to
a stop. The nest moment a frantl
women dashed out uf the door to tne
The child, kicking and rolling on the
platform, precipitated herself down on
to the tracks Just as a second train
waa pulling Into ths station. Motor
man Loughhead Jammed on tha em
ergency brakes, but two cars passed
over little May before the train could
he stopped. Mrs. Collins gavo a shriek
slid clasped her hands. K K. Whulen,
who gave his uddreas as No. Iff Kast
fine Hundred and Twenty-third street,
Jumped down between the cars and
pulled the little bundle of immunity
from the tracks.
The wheels hadn't touched her. title
had a few scsau lies, ane looked dased
and seemed ready to cry. But ahe
dimpled Into lautrhtrr when her m.it!. r
clasped her to her jreast, and said:
"I'm all right, mamma."
An aniimlsnce call had been sent IfttO
the Harlem Hon, dial The physician
who aocoinp.ino-d the ambulance made
a hasty examination of May, hxed up
net scratch, s and nald thai vlay'a dlag
ii' .ne of hsr condition had been correct.
She was all right.
with affectionate hrls'inncm , and per
il ice the boys obeyed.
Thev told Corotier'e I'l.isnian I.e.
httlie t"-day, ami the doctor 'aid it un
doubtedly was the Injuries received on
Tucnday which DftUeed Mr. CurroU'g
death The police were natlded ami
detective set out to nnd the chauffeur.
VERDICT OF GUILTY
QUICKLY REACHED BY
POLICE GRAFT JURY
Robinson Convicted in Hour and
Quarter After Trial Closes With
His Refusal to Go on
"FRAME UP" BY ACCUSER.
SAYS COUNSEL FOR DEFENSE
Prosecutor Moss Assails Loyalty to
"Boss" Sweeney and "System" -
Behind Vice Extortion.
A verdict of guilty of extortion was returned this iftonoon by to
Supreme Court jury against Thonm F. RobirjfclV the and pt4f
man brought to Mai on a charge arising from the griff exfBBWskV Hfe.
Jury- look MM hour and fifteen minutes to reach a verdict.
Robinson, as a first offender, will serve;, If given the fsaVsltMK
penalty of fifteen years, only seven and a half years. F
Immediately after Robinson gave his pedigree to Clerk WRKpt
Penny he was remanded by Justice Seabury to the Tombs until Frkky,
April 2S, when he will be arraigned
POPE STILL GAINS,
While Doctors Report Im
provement Those Near Pius
Say Exhaustion Grows.
rtOMK. April It. An alarming re
port current here this forenoon that a
audden change for the worse had taken
place In the cundlton of the Pope was
unfounded. No new symptoms have
shown themselves to Justify serious
anxiety, nor have ths old symptoms be
However, tha prostration and exhaus
tion of ths Pope ars undoubtedly aug
menting, and according to those about
him the truth la that he may die at any
time. Again. It Is said as may linger
The morning bulletin to-day reported
further Improvement In the condiUon of
the Pope. It read. .
"There is further amelioration of ths
Pontiff's catarrhal trouble aial bron
chlal affection. Ilia general cond.liun
la also more a.itlafa tury to-day. Mis
temperature this morning was K,
(Signed! ' MAI1 IllAa'WA
A vigorous pr. itni has been entered
by the press of Boms against ths retl
MM of Cardinal Men del Val, who
revises the phyalclans' bulletins The
Cardinals slso complain because they
are not given tuber verba news by
Mtrry del Val, and because 'hres of
their number aie not admitted dally to
the sl'-k room, a rule observed during
the lllneaa of Pope L?j Mil.
Several Cardinals, In luling Cardinal
I in. iicde Kalcoiuo, have .:ouired per
1 tonally or sent to Cardinal Merry del
j Val, the Papal Secretary of Slats, to
j ask about the exact condition of the
. Pope. All have received .ii a reply the
I physicians' bulletins
Miri) del Vsi saya
speak for Hi n-
seUei He .11111.., Ihit the a nehoM un
lu tin-' Pope's health, although alow.
makes goSSlSSt pro.'russ, and tie there -
fore hopes for a rslatlvsly soeedy re-
ceverj of the Walla.
BUT VATICAN IS IN
PRICE ONE CENT.
for sentence to State prison.
e; Itohlnson asld ha Mrt
years old. born In Clalrmont. Tt. s
sine in. suitress ss No. Hit Bt.
plica, Brooklyn He la married a
father of children, experience ta
nnd taught Robinson tha
krorm, and he did not wait far
Penny tu ask ths questions, bat
out the answer In a I uj, Aran votaa.
Booms hi de -lined to discus tho VOTo
After a bitter plea to sradleoto Ilia
'minor or gruff' from the city, matte
by Assistant District-Attorney Prajak
Moss, who summed up. .-. Moos trie
larked former I ispactor Hweenoy as
tha adoiteted "boas'' for whom tatf
accused wardmen choee to "stand fast,
After a short charge Jus tics
who p.-ealdrnd In tha branon of
Supreme Court where tha trial waa 4
ducted, gave the case to th Jury.
Robinson's counsel illassniad ta
closing addraas to In
tha evidence against ths nolle
a rrams up" by Tanersdt la
for hi two arrests and en eons
The defense hnd refused Is let t
used man take the stand and
with ths production of
Robinson, who spent laat night In tho
Tombs, whsre ha bad been reat)
by Justice Heabury after the JaUT sjaja
selected, was in his eaat beta Iks)
jury waa brought down from the
ray Hill Hotel, where It had I
up over night, under the area of a I
atari of court officers. Th
was plainly worried, and In his i
nasa ha showed a fear that before l
he would hear a verdict eat
rendered against him.
ROBINSON'S COUNSEL Kl
HIM OWP THE STAND.
Ludovlco Tancredl. tho Harlem
taarant keeps from whom
is charged with extorting money ta tan)
name or runner Inapector Hennas I
ney. had sworn that Robinson aakf
other policemen "framed htm apr
sent hum to BlackweB's Islaai far I
months and that upon tha paataai
llio he saved himself from
penitentiary sentence Purtlssg,
(Wore he paid Koblnson bstwe
an ' I'." a month "protection
rnncredi was corroborated by xTMak
I vi.i-, ., k.
j ,,ay Kobinaon "prote -tion'
Policemen McCrosssn and
both former members of Ss
plain clothes staff. wors for Its d
fsnae they arrested Tancredl OS Sbs
charge on which he waa sent to ssssm
I well s Island and lhat tha avid
' true .m l legs!.
' Oefoie 10U1I
chief coun'e. f
1 that tha pollceil
r Itabtnsen, a
an would M
stand la his