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GRAFT WAR TO GO HIGHER, WHITMAN SAYS
Mystery in Death of Girl Found in Pond on Eve of Wedding
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BOMB AT BISHOP'S THRONE
IN ST. PAUL'S
Ticking of Clockwork Reveals
It Hidden Before High Altar
in London Edifice.
Timed to Explode at Midnight
but Machinery Got Disar
ranged Other Outrages.
LONDON. May 7. An atteaip' to
wrack 8t. Paul'i Cathedral with a
bomb to-day ii placed to the account
of the militant suffragettes. The In
ternal machine was discovered by
til verger who conducts sightseers
through the vast building when he
was making his rounds at about U
o'clock this morning. He notlrt'd a
ticking sound near the high altar,
an upon Investigation found
ncath a chair beside the bishop's
throne at the head of tiie choir a
heavy parrel done up In brown paper.
He carried ilia parr! away and
ptunt.4 It In a pall of water anil then
called the police, who liail It removed to
1h Home Office for expert examination.
' Small but fiendishly powerful" la the
pol.ee officers' description of the homo.
Vhen the midline was taken to pieces
u was discovered that It was limed t.
tgalgfla at niidnlulit. but a .l rangement
of the clockwork retarded the explosion.
Apparently only this accident prevented
serious damage being done to the Cath
edral. A number of brass screws and
nails war found anions the contents of
the Infernal machine, which was painted
black and fitted with two detonutors at
tached to an electric battery.
The police are confident that It was
I laced In position by militant suf
1 agittsi or persons In their employ.
COMB WAS IN THE CATHEDRAL
The general public it admitted to the
t solr and aides of St. Paul's Cathedral
bltWlOg 11 o'clock In the morning anl
: 0 In the afternuon. The Cathedral was
closed entirely at o'clock last evening,
.v M It appears certain that the uomo
v as deposited before that hour.
Plainclothes policemen have been on
uiy In St. Paul's for several weeks for
t.ie express purpose of preventing mill
1411 suffragette outbreaks, and they
Hiviral parts of she Cathedral usually
opened to the public have been closed
Hliortly after tho discovery at the
Cathedral the police found a similar
1 omb-iiki package on the steps of a
newipaper office in Bouverl street.
Toll also was taken to the Home Office
:o ' exsmlnatlon.
No arrests were made In connection
with the discovert and the police au
thorities are considering further meas
ures ot precaution against such out
rages. SUFFRAGETTE "ARSON SQUAD"
"A i son squuds" were slso busy early
this morning. They succeeded In hum
lug down a pavilion on the cric ket Held
at Uishop's 1'ark, Kuiliam, In the we.t
end of London, and gleg set to ah
unocruuled house at p'lnchley. In the
north of Londonl .SufTraKetle placards
and auaatlUSS of chemicals were found
K the vicinity of lH'' llres. and these
were the only clues ootalucd as to their
Another mysterious lire, broke out at
n il.nbel' yard In l.amhth to-day, the
fourth In London wltliui a few days
It was extinguished before much dam
age ft id been done.
No trace of the destroyed of St C.ith
arlne's Church, llatcham. which was
burned yesterday, has been dlscovi red.
The woman arrested on the charge of
pla ins an explosive on the steps of the
Grand Hotel yesterday was discharged
to-day for Isok of proof.
To-day's outrages In the centre of Lon
don were taken generally to Indicate
that the militant suffragettes had start
ed a fresh havoc working campaign In
for the defeat of the women J
UmtlrM. I IMS. hT
Ce. Tbe Nnr
MELLEN TO RESIGN;
FACES TRIALS IN
Federal and State Authorities
Plan Vigorous Prosecution of
Head of New Haven Road.
By Samuel M. William:
taS Correspondent of The
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 7. Ths
scene of warfare over President Mellen' j
tanasement of the New Hsven Rnllrn.i1
was transferred to Waihlngton to-day.
Lawyers arirussl most of the day before
the Interstate Commerce Commission.
summing up the testimony and revela
tions that iiad Men developed at hear
Inns In lXistnn.
Louis Brandels led the attacks. Charles
P. Choute defended the company. No
direct action will be taken by the com
mlselon, but later It will Issue a report
that will he used by the Attorney-Qn-rral
In bringing criminal proceedings
asainru the management.
Kvents are rapidly conversing on
three Impending results:
(1) Seduction of the stew Ha
ven dividend, which for years has
been a steady source of Income
to hundreds of stew Baglaad
(g) assignation of President
Mellen and General Counsel mob
bins, who arranged ths Involved
deals ta high flaaa.es.
(3) Vigorous prosecution of
President Its lis a by both Federal
and local Hew Saglaad authorities.
Hut the Mellen management will not
retire In silence, bearing the wholo
burden of responsibility. Other men
were Involved In the Juggling of secur
ities. FRESH REVELATIONS IN NEW
HAVEN ROAD'S HIGH FINANCE.
Here aie some fresh revelations con
cerning high finance operations gtven
authoritatively to The Bvapjaj world:
The Westchester dealt President
Mellen opposed the New Haven partici
pating In building the costly Westches
ter Railroad In the northern suburbs of
New Yoik City. ne day In 1907, when
the panic was on. Oostleigh Thome.
President of the Trust Compsny of
America, informed President Mellen that
he had control of the Westchester
project and off. red It to the New Haven
Mi Mellen said he did not want It.
Thorne asked hlrn to submit the
proposition to the directors. Mellen
said that of course It was hla duty to
submit Importunt propositions to the
Executive Committee, but that it would
not result in anything. To his amaze
ment the committal vutod In favor of
Thome's proposition, The New Haven
treasury was obliged to put up 111,000,
000, which relieved Thorne and the
Trust Company of America of a tre
mendous financial burden that was
nearly breaking them. Just at that time
the steel Trust deal In Tennessee Coal
and Iron stock was living carried on.
The q.ustlon has bsea raised by
persons familiar with the condi
tions whether the Westchester
millstone was a part of the pries
la the Teanessss transaction.
Thorne arid his associates wanted to
be relieved of the Westchester burden.
Korgan mnl his associates eatilfd the
Tennessee Coal and Iron Company for
the Steel Trust, A trade was made.
The profitable Tannest as Ooai and iron
Company he gavs to the s ! Trust
The unprofitable Wastohester was
addled onto the New Huven. hl h did
not want It.
To-day the Westchester Ball
road Is costing ths stew Haven
Company as.ooo.ooo per annum
act, which is Jnst about the amount
of rsduotlon in the Hew Haven
dividend which will be made at the
next directors' meeting, If Hew
(Continued on Jr'ourlh I'sgej
Til Pre.. MIMll
JUMPS TO DEATH
FROM THE HIGHEST
Oscar W. Johnson, Employed
by Park & Tilford, Plunges
From 110th St. Curve.
CRAZED BY MONEY LOSS.
Big Crowd on Station Plat
form, but Suicide Was
Hidden by Train.
Oscar W. Johnson, a driver, of No.
6r. Kasl One Hundred and Thirty
seventh street, committed sulclds to
day by leaping Into One Hundred nnd
Tenth street from the platform of the
Ninth Avenue "L" road at One Hundred
and Tenth street and Klghth avenue.
The "L" structure at that point is 100
feet above the street level, towering
above the tups of six story apartment
Although the suicide occurred at
8.46 o clock, In the waning minutes of
the morning hour rush, only three
persons, far as police knowledge
extends, saw the leap. One of these
was Benjamin Feldtnsn of No. 419
Kant Seventy-first street, who was
wslklng through One Hundred and
Tenth street when the suicide isnded
In tho gutter less then ten feet swsy.
The other two were Joseph stein
msn, a painter, at work on a scaffold
along-side an apartment house under
the "L" structure, and Oanlel O'Con
nor, the station agent.
Johnson had been employed for eight
years as a driver by Park Ac Tilford In
the store at Seventy-second street end
Columbus svenue. He wss an indus
trious workman, married, with two chil
dren, one three years, the other eighteen
REGRETTED HIS PURCHASE OF
A GROCERY STORE.
Some weeks ago Johnson made a pay
ment of tUf) on a grocery store which
he had long coveted at One Hundred
and Thirty-sixth street and Klghth ave
nue. The payment was In the nature
of a binder. He learned something
which made him regret his bargain, hut
could obtain the return of only 1100 of
The loss of llfjO, saved by long and
patient economy, preyed upon his mind.
His wife ssys he had been acting Ir
rationally for ten days. He wont to
work as usual this morning, but at .30
o'clock took off his cap and sweater,
tossed them into his delivery wagon, put
on his hat and oont and walked up the
stairs to the uptown ststion of the "L"
at Seventy-second street and Columbus
avenue, where he boarded a train.
When the train reached the One Hun
dred and Tenth street station Johnson
got off. He walked directly from the
car to the edge of the platform, climbed
through an open window In a storm
wall designed to protect passengers
from the weather In winter end Jumped
out into spsce.
Whirling over end over, Johnson
dropped to the street His hst remain, d
on his head. He landed on his head ami
shoulders and was Instantly killed.
The downtown platform, across the
tracks, was crowded with persons wait
ing for a train, but none of these sa
the act of suicide because the train on
which Johnson had reached the station
was between them and the point from
which he Jumped. He struck the street
at a spot in front of a garage on the
south side of One Hundred and Tenth
street between Eighth and Manhattan
IDENTIFIED THROUGH A NOTE
IN HIS POCKET.
The body wss taken to the West One
Hundredth street station. Johnson'
coat was marked l. OooTgOi MSV' and
the police gave out the information that
the aeua man w as pmuani v i USOrgO.
In the pockets of the Slothing were
found W a buncn of Keys and a note
reading "Send ntOgay and keys to O.
W. Johnson. & (Cast One Hi, mind and
Tlili ty-'evetith street."
An Hvsnlng orid reporter found
Mrs. Johnson In a ll.it on (ho ground
floor of the One Hundred and Thirty
seventh street uddie s Her gtsoriptln
of her husband il'tid that of the sui
cide. Park K TUIOftJ completed the
Identification, b) sending me
di iv.rs to i lie station hi.ut'
"L" aBtployOgS say the believe
Johnson was the tint person to coin-
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1913.
French Mother-in-Law Must Pay
This New York Woman's Alimony.
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Mme. Marcel Bailout, formerly Miss Edna MscJesni.
The mother of a husband ts responsible
for her son's all tinny. This Is the de
cision of a Paris iKrancel court, not the
decision of a New York court.
A Now York w im.in Is the beneficial y
by the ruling. She Is Kdn.i MucJeans.
who was married In this city In MOH to
Marcel MllOUt of Paris. Four yeart
later Hlllo.it deserted hla wire, making
her an allowance of S'.'.MO year.
The abandon,! wife, on the ground
that her husband had supported her In
LONG DELAYED FOR
Noted French Fencer Gets Bad
Sword Slash, Squaring Quar
rel of Three Years Ago.
PA RIP. May 7 -A severe sword duel
arising out of a quarrel three yoais ago
wss fought to-day between II C Mer
ger, son of a Pans Deputy, and Ueorgc
Brelttmayer, both BOted fencers, on the
lawn of the Chateau d'Orly, about seven
miles to the south of I'arls, and resulted
In M. Ssrgsr receiving a .erious wound
on the right breast.
As under the French law no duel may
be fought In SOOrOti that combat sus
wltm seed by fifty well known Purisians
and a large number of reporters.
M! Breltttnaye.', after tin- encounter.
visited his wounded opponent at his
home with tne permission of the
surgeons and I reconciliation was ef
fected. The duel had been delayed
oing to the marriage Ol M Merger.
A short lime lines he quayrslsd with
another man ami 1 haHongod him to
Hah', but accord. to the French cod
i of tumor the
j ulll; he had
dual ould not in fought
first crossed twurds with
If, Srelttmsyei Hie second t I win
probably take place a- goon as si, Mer
ger has le.'overed
mlt suicide by Jumping from the one
Hundred anil Tenth -tret platform,
which is tin hlghiil un i ii i n
would natural)! sttraci a morbid ier-
aon bant on self destruction, I'ollue.
men at tiie 'el I Ing Huudre.lt ii Sire t
Station were of t ii i,ilnlon thai I isra
beep in previous suu ld , but
could ri mi inber .m of t iu ,i
tails 01 even SpprsglmSlS the j ear lit
b..h It cc. urrtd.
WOUNDED IN DUEL
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luxury, brought an action In Paris to
obtain an allowance of tMes a year.
Tiie evidence dlsclos, d that lllltout' was
able to pay only :, oi a year out of
Ms own resources.
Hut his mother Is rich. The gallant
French court has Just ordered BUlloUt'l
mother to pay her ditughter-lu-Uw i,2H0
a year In addition to the allowuuce
granted by he eon.
I'arls Is about S.010 miles from llroad
way. RUNAWAY TEAM OF
Crash Into Wagon on Will
iamsburg Span and Two
Drivers Are Hurt.
A supply wagon of the Pollee Depait
ment, driven by Pollreman Charles
Deltsch of No 143 Vys avenue, was
descending the Wllllsmsburg Incline
of the Williamsburg Bridge shortly
aften 1 o'clock to-day when the hori-a
took fright rind dashed down the south
toad Way, ltli reins (lying.
All of the polleOnUM'g efforts to check
them were futile, and he was hard put
to It to keep Ills seat.
Near the MMhorSfO to the Bridge at
about 400 feet west of the llrldge ter
HUnaJ, the runaway team dashed Into a
mineral water wagon driven by Isaac
jumn or HO, 107 1 Itlake
The Impact threw both
their heads in the roadway,
r ie single horse drau
"IK the mineral
, in wstawn raon rrighi and. s.
i si ii-. ne two runaway teams
Sped do n
I hi rsmaMlng ungth of th,
out into itii Plana, The
"ruin wa v
ggtll" a' the
failed to cioi
itstcin end of tie
and the run.ina
nil restra-.n' d
'.io inted Polloomai
Plait and two elt:
lens finally managed to stop both logins
after several women and hildreii had
aarrowty t scope being run over.
An ambulance from W ollaiushuri; lios.
l pitgl arrived and
I iltm was taken
i fractured skull
ini n"-,.ii.ti .i .
Pol., email Holts, i waa aide to go to
his home aftoi the ambulance surgeon
bad IHtl he I up H l oi In bis hi ad
So Ksara f'hnmr for II.
Artvsrtisemsnis for The V'r.d miy bs Isfi
POLICE HORSES ON
st all American ni M.sstnssr vlflcf
to the cits uaUJ f. u.
GIRL IS FOUND
Mystery in Death of Young
Woman Discovered on Es
tate at Short Hills.
FIANCE TRIES TO DIE.
Suicide Is Theory, as Doctor
Hailed to Find Any Mark
The unrxplalnabte death by drowning
of Rthgl Hoffman in the mall ftsb pond
on the estate f Stewart Hartshorn, s
wealthy manufacturer, at short Hills
X. J . hae mystiHed the authorities of
tin village and the County Prosecutor
and raised the Isiue as to whither the
young woman committed suicide or waa
She w. to have been married on
Maturday to Ouitav Madwlcs, a young
farmer employed by Harnett Wado at
Union, a few miles from Mhort Kills
Ths license to wed hail already beet
procured and to-night the girl's SansO
wa fd have brought her nveral
ring rlaajs, from which ihe waa to
choose ths one with which ahe would
be wsJ. Her happiness appeared to be
unbounded and, so far aa har nance
and her friends rouM tell there was
not a cloud to durken anticipation of
the impending wedding.
Yet early to-day an employee of the
superintendent on the large Hartshorn
estate dlscovere.1 the glrl'a body
lying at the bottom of fifteen feet of
wster, a few feet out from tie end
oi me snort pier In tin pond. fthe
had been ieen yeetenlsy morning,
stretcned at full length on the pier
end gaslug, se If fa lusted, Into ths
clear depths below her.
oi Ml wanted to sav qoodby
TO FISH POND.
Kthel Hoffman, In thli country but
a year from Germany, had bssn em
ployed ss a maid and nurse girl In ths
home of K. U Lawnncs In Hhort Hills.
Madwlcs. who had frown up from child
hood with har In trie fatherland, was
her devoted attendant during all that
time. A short time ago the girl told
Mrs. Lawrence she was to marry Mad
wlca and yesterday was lo be her last
dsy In her mistress's employment.
Harly yesterday the girl left the Law
rence home apd was gons thres hours.
When she returned she acted strangely,
according to Mn. Lawrence, and Said
ahe had been out "to say goodby tj the
nsh pond." Again In ths afternoon shs
was away from the house s shorter time
and last night Immediately after the
dinner hour ehe left the Lawrence home
a third time. Hhe did not return.
When her body was found this morn-
inv Mrs. Lawrence promptly IdentlHed
It. When the nance of the dead girl
came from Union In response to a tale-
phone messsge from Chief of police
John Htorey end saw the body of hi
sweethesrt lying on the pier by ths
pond hs bscsme violently hystsrlcal
and tried to cast himself into the
water. He cried loudly that his be
trothed had been murdered. There waa
no reason why ehe should kill herself
on the eve of her wedding
DEATH NOT DUE TO VIOLENCE,
Dr. W. Herbert Hlnuiioiia of Orange,
i oronei i Physician, exunlned the body
and said he thought that death had not
come through violence. Though part of
the girl's watat as ripped and one al,
per was found on the shore hv the
aonaVl edge, them
were no Indk-illoni
of a itruggle.
The body was remov
morgui In Orange.
Important Notice I
be located at
155 West 125th St.
"k.t'or 7th Ave.
IN FISH POND ON
INSPECTORS MUST GO
TO PRISON OR STAND
TRIAL FOR GRAFTING
Fight Against Verdict Means Press
ing of Felony Charges by Whit
man, Who Says Hunt of
"Higher Up" Is Still On.
ALL DROPPED BY WALDO
AND VACANCIES FILLED
Certificates of Reasonable Doubt to Be
Asked When Former Officials
Are Sentenced Friday.
What hope there might have been In the Police Deptrtment ttat M
conviction of the four former Inspectors Dtnnb Sweeney, JaokM S
Hussey, James F. Thompson and John J. Murtha would brtnf 1ft m
end the raft investigation which
on the day that Lieut. Charles Becker's hired gunmen shot down
Rosenthal, July 16, last, was shattered to-day when Mr. Whitman ftft-
-These coavlettoM 4o not ei4 gty efforts to roit fftwfl test
(srrnptron from Ike Folic le partes ent. I sbaU work aw I kv
worked In tko past, and if I skall aieet wrlk tko sgceoee wkstk kjH
lieen mine to Ike past atora OTicVtaco will b efferwi to Uo Qnwt
Jary and asnre MMsMBta foaa4 oa wklek will ka snkaertkow taw
aaatoe of police eftklals of tha aatf ornsed or elvUUa forcw.
-I i hall atako aa rank arogajoca mw. I e not knew what (fee .
resalt atat be, bat I skall aot akaadoa gov laqalrv, aa4 It R ko .
sIMe to obtola evMoac agmlast any oao la th deeartatewt, that
etUoaee wlU be gikggtttoi to tha raa Jary.
The convicted men were dropped from the Police Department by
Commissioner Waldo at noon to-day. Their conviction of a mfcv
demeanor did not act as an automatic dismissal from the force, but
section 302 of the charter Mr. Waldo exercised the power which
it optional with him to retain or
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B tSKBALL AND RACING PAQK IB.
PRICE ONI CENT.
Districl - Attomey Whitman
dismiss a policeman found guilty of a
sir. Waldo. In announcing the giaattt
sate, mane public lbs names at
men wmo will bo promoted to tU
Llsula. David Kane. John B
John L. Falconer and John H
will be mads captains, the posts
ths former Inspectors held whsa
were convicted. Oerats. Cornsilus Oar-
mody. Charles L. Wo
Bradley and Joseph T. Baadere will
the coveted rank of lieutenant.
too Commlselonsr eanooaeog that
there would remain four vacancies In
the rank of sergeants until the now
eligible list, now In preparation, had
been delivered to him.
Mr. Waldo declined to discuss the eBay,
vlctlon of the former Inspectors beyond
repealing what he bad asld last night,
that ths department waa glad to he rM
of guilty men. Should the men get a re
versal of the verdict against them, how
ever. Mr. Waldo will reinstate them In
iue Department at once.
Un i . May ths msn are in
ten. .J. and not until thin will It
wnitnir tney msan u take their me
oini or to tight on tor a new trial On
what action the Inspectors may take
dependa largely the course which w.il
be followed by the OietrlcLAttoraey
In relation to the bribery Indictments
lil h still hang our the convicted
If they ajo qulitly to Rlankwiirs 1st and
and serve their tirms It Is likely that
sir. Whitman will not press the bribery
nerves against mem, but II they
an lncunairtn to nght further t
more serious cbsrges WlU
GRAFT TRIALS NOT PftOBABLI
BEFORE NEXT PALL.
In any event It ii probable that the
four convicted officials Will not be tried
agsln until fell. Just now Mr. WV.lt
min Is engaged with ths Investigation .
of the graft charges brought against
tats Senator ritlphsn J. gtllwell kg
weorge ivenoaii, rresiaent of toe -low
. ui hhh.uu .e coiiiy o y , aua, oessiOOS.
there is an accumulation of roatisy. ,
work In his office which baa had to M
neglected during tha months
hss been occupied with
Ui wlshee to cleer thle us If
kwuid aag other r" V fc