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I* City of »« Vork '
JerM .T City and
V« L LXIX....N 0 23,081.
}IAV HAVE MAJORITY
OF U8 VOTES.
Seithcr the Irish Xor Laboritcs
Anxious for Another
BRITISH ELECTIONS TO DATE.
The Unionists gained seats in the
Scuthcort division of Lancashire and
a* Harrow yesterday. Otherwise the
few results Mines' last- rught _ao
not change the party strength. The
rewly elected members of Parliament
— Lsberitss — —» " ** —
Nationalists ...... o3
The results of Saturday s elections.
as announced yesterday, give the Lib
erals fifteen seats. Unionists two and
the Nationalists, one. The results of
the bulk of yesterday's pollings will
be known to-day.
[By CaW^ to The Tribune. 1
London. Jan. 25 — With a net gain of
eighty- seven feats at midnight, the
Unionists have continued with unabated
ardor their Herculean labor of reducing
the Liberal-Labor coalition to depen
dence upnn Mr Redmond's Irish force.
There are still 149 divisions unallowed
cr not declared, to-night's meagre rr
rclts ot beira? included. It i? in these,
cr rather the 95 English divisions, of
•B-fcich they held 26 in the last Parlia
ment, that the Unionists must make the
Careful calculators do not allow them
-ore than 10S as a total net gain at the
close of the elections. This will leav ■?
ti» government with a total of IIS ma
jority. Nationalists and Laborites in
cluded. The balance of power will be
shared by Messrs. Redmond arid Hen
It is prematurely assumed by excited
Unionists that the situation will be im
possible for a self-respecting Prime
sHjnvter and that he will demand guar
antees from the crown and resign of
fxe if the King- declines to be drawn into
As Mr. Balfour can't take office and
introduce a new tariff bill with a mi
aority behind him. Mr. Asquith must go
ec with the budget, and he is not likely
» be upset as soon as the Unionists
The Nationalists have been waiting
tine* Pamelas time for the balance of
poorer, and, as they are practical, as well
a clever politicians, they will not waste
the opportunity by ordering the down
fe2 c! the government and restoring the
Vdczisls to office. ls'or will the Labor
sesbers want another election this
.war. when their financial resources are
Bsntssted and levies from trade unions
. The tandem team can be driven easily
for a while, even if the Irish horse be
rearest the wheel and inclined to balk.
The three parties forming the coalition
tre united in their antagonism to the
Lords* veto power. This common bond
Sal keep them together. The gravest
qnestiocs are— first, -whether there is any
practical method of obtaining guaran
tees as to the veto question, "which the
Prime Minister has pronounced indis
pensable to his retention of office, and
secondly, whether the finance bill can
be passed before the end of March and
the taxes authorized. The complications
ire sufficiently serious without the as
rersption that either King Edward or
tin? Lords will discriminate between the
soarces of government support and ex
dude the Nationalist vote on separatist
Cr.ir ■ "-ir Lloyd-George has been re
e*ri<r<t with a Flight! y reduced majority.
I '"hamberlain has an equally
MESM ?<at: in the Midlands. The Prime
r and Mr. Haldan* will be voted
for b -morrow and the Cabinet will then
iplefeSj although six minor minis
fallen out. The polling,
hi the North • the South, is
heavier than has ever been known, and
the eßxttement over the general result i»
• in English polities.
T' r * test Unionist pain reported to-
Bt Southport. in Lancashire,
• n, another Lancastrian con
•;,*-rf- was an unexpectedly big
the Labor majority. Two more
sex divisions polled to-day, and
thfl Liberals Just managed to keep
their man in Tottenham, a tariff reform
■was won at Harrow. I. N. F.
LIBERALS GAIX HOPE.
Winston Churchill Predicts
London, Jan. .— With the cessation of
P»« stream of Unionist gains the Liberal
leaders are exhibiting a more hopeful
tpirit. Winston Spencer Churchill at Poole
knight predicted that the Liberals would
"!turn to power with a majority practi
**si >' as great as Salisbury ever enjoyed.
M « very late hour to-night another
Zionist gain was announced, in the Har
»■<>%• division of Middlesex.
There was a notable absence to-day of
•*• election excitement which characterized
th « Nigs last week. The Unionists,
' Ing their failure to make any
fu * t * r " gains, continue to derive satlsfac-
Uo?s from the enormously decreasing Lib
**** majors!;*-*, notably at Romford, where
** 3 - H. Bethell's majority was reduced
t-early 7,000; at Tottenham, where the ma
«dty feii off iW)> an<J at Torquay, where
* Liberal candidate retained his seat by
fa * narrow margin of eleven votes.
g Mr. •■ejuta and Chancellor Lloyd-George,
a their speeches to-night, said they were
BSS4 that the government would have
a »ple majority to carry through the
Jr** 1 programme. The Chancellor, speak
** at Derbyshire, declared that before the
***'- Shsttaes were fought steps must be
u «a to put an end to the intimidation tno
*•««♦ territorial magnates exercised over
** village voters.
Realizing the difficulty of carrying out its
7* lß "** programme while dependent upon
j * PPort of the Nationalist vote, It is
♦if 010 1 that lh * government will suggest
*^ the reform of the House of Lords be
jpertaken by a conference of the two par-
I ■**. and will further promise a modification
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BUILDINGS AND BRIDGES IX PARIS ALONG THE SEIXE THREATENED BY FLOOD.
PALACB AXE> QUAI DV LOUVRE . LOOKHia UP THE SEINE. THE WATF.R IS THE BACK i'ANAL OF THE SEINE. BETWEEN THE RIGHT BANK AND THE ISLE DE LA
NOW OVER THE BANKS. CTTB. THE PONT DES ARTS WHI''H IS SEEN IS THREATENED BY THE WATERS.
STEADY RAIX ADDS
TO HER FLOODS.
Thousands Homeless and Des
titute, but Little Loss
Paris. Jan. 24.— Thp situation resulting:
from the floods is fast becoming des
perate. The Premier and Minister of
the Interior made this declaration to
night. All conditions indicated a fur
ther rise of several inches of the River
Seine, and the cold rain, which still con
tinues, is causing intense suffering
among those who have been rendered
homeless, with little prospect of relief.
M. Millerand. Minister of Public
Works, after a tour of inspection, said
that if the rise continued nothing could
prevent a deplorable disaster and the
flooding of the most populous quarters
in Paris, but the measures which had
been taken appeared to him to be ade
quate "for the present, but only for the
At a late hour to-night the water
which was rushing through the tunnel
under the Quai d'Orsay station burst
through the roadway and flooded the
streets, including the Rue de Lille, the
Rue de Poitiers and the Rue de Belle
chasse, on which there are many aristo
cratic residences. The sidewalks are
likely to cave in at any time. Those
■who occupied the houses were hastily
awakened and hurried to places of
Paris is threatened with an immediate
and complete tie-up. The interruption
of transportation has raised the prices
of food, which is becoming scarce. The
supply of water in seven arrondisse
ments has been crippled, as the pumping
engines have stopped work and the res
ervoirs are low. The authorities assert
that drinking water is assured, but there
is no water for the industrial services,
which are practically suspended.
The question of transportation is be
coming more and more difficult, and
most of the remaining lines of the sub
way were forced to close down to-night
because of lack of electric current.
The Red Cross is organizing aid for
the sufferers. Subscriptions have been
opened and the theatres are arranging
The water was less than a foot from
the arch of the Pont de l'Alma at mid
night. The other bridges are not in as
great danger, unless a barge or som<
other craft should be swept against
them. To-night the big sewers in the
Place dv Havre and near the Place de la
Madeleine hurst, threatening the foun
dations of many houses. Part of the
Rue St. Lazare threatens to cave in, ami
the whole street has been closed.
The tunnels of the subway now under
construction are flooded. The Orleans
terminus is a vast pool, and the en
gineers fear that the tunnels may col
The immense bonded warehouses at
Bercy are beginning to be invaded by
the waters, and part of the river wall
has sunk at Passy. flooding the streets.
Two thousand persons are homeless at
Alfortville, where the water is twelve
M. Lepine, Prefect of Police, is direct
ing the salvage, which is being done by
soldiers in auto boats, at the risk of
their lives. All the factories above and
below Paris are closed and thousands
are out of employment.
The provinces, so far as it is possible
to ascertain through the defective com
munications, show improvement in con
ditions. In Marne and the Upper Seine
the floods appear to be decreasing. In
Yonne they are stationary, but the heavy
rain has again set it. The DoJubs and
Saone are still rising, exceeding the
record of 1840.
At Tours-sur-Marne eight houses and
at Juvigny. fifteen houses collapsed. The
authorities h-ve decided to blow up the
dam and allow the canal to flow into the
river to save the other buildings. A
hundred houses at Chalons threaten to
The Sei-ie presents an awe-Inspiring
spectacle. A quarter of a million people,
in a drenching rain, throng the stone
parapets and quays watching the yellow
stream, which is crowded with drift
wood, wine casks and other wreckage,
.-men, police and troops are work
ing tffcj* mad at all th* bridgr-a. disen
tangling blockades resulting from the
floating debris. Traffic on the frailer
bridges has been stopped.
All the cellars along the quays are
filled with water. One of the chief
dangers is the weakening of the founda
tions of the buildings along the water
front by tho seeping waters. The re
taining walls of the Foreign Office are
surrounded by water, and the beautiful
garden In the rear of the building Is a
The streets around the Chamber of
Deputies are considered unsafe, and all
' Continued on second pasv
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BIRD'S-EYE VTETV OF THE SEINT!.
Prom the Hotel de Ville. showing the fol
lowing bridges: d'Arcole. Notre Dame.
nu fhanpe, Neuf, dcs Arts, dv Carrousel
Woman Finds Father Dead,
as She Feared.
Dr. Elizabeth A, Follett. of No. 172
West 95th street, had a premonition yes
terday morning that her father, John W.
Follett, who had lived for two years in
a boarding house owned by Mrs. Anna
Menzel. at No. 119 West 16th street, was
not well. She went to the house where
he lived, but was told that his room had
been locked since last Thursday, and it
was supposed that he had gone to Bos
Dr. Follett went away, but the pre
monition would not down, and she re
turned at noon and insisted that the
door of her father's room be broken in.
This was done and the body of Mr. Fol
lett was discovered lying on the bed.
Dr. Wilkinson, who was summoned from
New York Hospital, said that the man
had been dead about four days.
FOUR WORKMEX HURT
Elevator Falls in Home of E.
Westbury, Long Island. Jan. 24 (Spe
cial). — Four men employed on the es
tate of Edwin D. Morgan, of Wheatley
Hills, were injured to-night by the fall
ing of an elevator from the top floor of
Mr. Morgan's four story mansion Mr
Morgan is in Europe and his wife and
children sailed last Saturday to join him.
During their absence extensive repairs
are in progress.
The elevator which fell has a capacity
of 1,800 pounds, but only the four men
who were injured were in it when the
accident occurred. They had been work
ing on th>- top floor, and at 5 o'clock
started to descend. As the fourth man
stepped into the car the wire cabie. broke
and the elevator dropped to th»- bottom
of the shaft. Two men, Arthur Halsey
and Asa Jagger, both of this place, re
ceived serious injuries to their backs.
The others, Frank and William Rhine
hart, of Hicksville. had their feet bruised.
All four were taken to the Nassau Hos
Mrs. Lockwood Seeks It on Behalf of
Washington. Jan. 24.— Mrs. Belva A. Lock
wood, in a letter to President Taft to-day.
asked his opinion of a plan to devote the
Nobel peace prize fund, awarded two years
ago to ex-President Roosevelt, to the strik
ing shirtwaist girls and women of Phila
delphia and New York. Mr. Roosevelt
turned over the prize money to the com
mittee on industrial peace, and Mrs. Lock
wood seeks to interest this committee in
the cause of the strikers, who, she says,
are suffering in ppite of aid from their
The Jeanne d"Arc Club, of New York,
Joins in the appeal to President Taft on
behalf of the strikers.
ARRESTED FOR COLON MURDER.
Three American Salesmen in Custody
at New Orleans.
[By TeU jruph to The Trlbun.-. 1
New Orleans, Jan. 24.— F. Q. Ringle. of
Boston; EL A. Rosenthal, of Tiffin. Ohio,
and R. M. Campbell, of New Orleans, were
arrested to-night on the arrival of the
steamship Abangarez from Panama. They
are charged with the mnrder of a DOitefl
captain at Colon. AH are travelling sales
men and have been in the tropics on a
The accused men are held on a cable
message from Colon to the Panaman con
sul here. Rosenthal and Ringle had In
tlielr possession letters from Secretary
Wilson of the Department of Agriculture
vouching for their responsibility. The men
declare the case to be one of mistaken
identity. They were locked up in the parish
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MAP OF PARIS, SHOWING HOW THE SEINE TRAVERSES THE
HEART OF THE CITY.
CAUSED BY FUTURE.
Woman's Version of Trouble at
Boston Navy Yard.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Chicago, Jan. 24.— A photograph of
eighteen-year-old Dorothy Hesler. of
Evanston. is said to be the cause of the
incident which has set naval circles in
the neighborhood of Boston in an up
The story is told by Mrs. Frank E.
Hesler, whose husband. Dr. Frank Hes
ler, died from scarlet fever in the army
in the Philippines.
"Are the rumors connecting your
daughter with the affair at the Boston
navy yard founded on fact?" she was
"I am sory to say they are true." she
replied. "The young lady mentioned is
my daughter, but her name is Dorothy,
not Mary. My daughter met E>r. Cowlea
at the navy yard dance on December 11.
She was introduced to him by Rear Ad
miral Swift, and Dr. Cowlea and a friend
called on Dorothy the following day. He
t'M.k a picture of my daughter, which
was in the reception room. My daughter
asked for the return of her picture and
v. as refused, and the navy yard officials
with whom she had become acquainted
resented the behavior of the doctor." ■
BLOW AT ATHLETICS.
Bill to Prohibit All but Base
ball in Virginia Colleges.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Richmond, Va.. Jan. 24.— Senator R. O.
Parks has completed his football bill,
which is assured of hearty support in the
Legislature. The bill comes up to-mor
row, and provides that no student at
t» nding an institution receiving state aid
can engage in any athletic contests ex
cept baseball, and in this sport only on
the college campus, among students of
the school. Visiting other colleges or
contests with other colleges are prohib
ited. This applies to football, track
meets, tennis and other college athletics.
The Senator declares that it has become
necessary to lengthen college terms to
four years, largely because of the time
lost in athletics.
WIFE OF BROKER GETS DIVORCE
Niece of C. P. Huntington Says Hus
band Spent Her Fortune.
IBy Telegraph to The Tribune. |
Reno. Nev., Jan. 24. -Mrs. Lillian Hunt
ington Col well, wife of Frederick Lewis
Colwell. a New York stock broker, aixl a
niece of the late Collis P. Huntington, re
ceived a decree of divorce here to-day. No
alimony was asked. Failure to provide and
extreme orueliy were the grounds of the
Mrs. Colwell declared that her husband
lost in speculation the fortune of $60,000 she
possessed when he married nor, and that
he failed to pay the expenses of their
home and two servants In Stamford. Conn.
She left him in 1908. Her allegations of
cruelty were heard behind closed doors.
Mrs. Colwell left New York City for
Reno several months ago. She was mar
ried to Frederick Lewis Colwell at the St.
Regis Hotel on January 14. 1906. She did
not make any reference to the custody of
the two children In her complaint. Re
ports from Reno say that Mrs. Colwell
was elected vice-president of the Century
Club of Reno after she had been there a
DEWEY'S SPARKLING BURGUNDY.
-A- great favorites with ladles.
H.T. Dewey & Sons Co.. 138 Fulton St.. N. Y.
CAUGHT POACH IX G IX
Twenty-three Taken on Bird
Reserve — Fear of Diplo
m a tic C"o m plica tio ns.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, Jan. lU.— The capture of
twenty-three Japanese subjects in the
act of poaching on the United States bird
reserve, on one of the smaller islands of
the Hawaiian group, has been reported
to Washington. It is learned that the
capture was made by the revenue cut
ter Thetis, and that about two hundred
and fifty thousand bird wings were
seized, but from the secrecy with which
it is sought to surround the affair there
is a suspicion that it is attended with
The Secretary ajid Assistant Secretary
were absent from the Department of
State tu-day. and it was said that they
were not in the city, in their absence
none of the subordinate officials would
give any information of the capture.
That Japanese have been poaching on
the bird reserve in the Hawaiian group
has l"ng been suspected, and, according
to the reports now reaching Washington,
a watch was set which resulted in the
The depredations of poachers on the
Pribyloff Islands led, some years ago, to
the killing of nine Japanese and the
capture of a considerable number. The
facts were first made public exclusively
in these dispatches, and then efforts
were made by the officials of the Depart
ment of State to suppress the details
until they could be submitted to the gov
ernment at Tokio through diplomatic
It is a reasonable assumption that the
same tactics are being pursued in this
case, as it is a well recognized fact that
despite the lawless character of some of
its subjects the Japanese government in
variably exhibits extreme sensitiveness
w honever they are interfered with.
Whether the captures Just effected in
Hawaii were attended by any casualties
cannot be ascertained, because of the
secrecy with which the authorities are
attempting to surround the affair, but it
i.s known that as a rule the Japanese
make a stiff tight before they submit to
capture, unless, of course, the odds are
so large as to make resistance ob\iously
It has been the policy of the United
States to establish certain reserves
where birds can multiply unmolested,
and heavy penalties are inflicted on
Americans when they are detected in the
act of violating the law. Ja;
poachers, however, are declared to have
no regard for law and to respect only
the guns of the Kpv. nue Service.
CIGARETTE SMOKER DIES AT 116.
Patagonia. Ariz. Jan 24.— Mrs. Juana
Corona, Bald to be the oldest person in
Arizona, died here yesterday, aged US
years. Her youngest surviving child is
sixty years old. Mrs. Corona was born in
Bonora. Mexico. She had been married
three times. From her tenth birthday until
her death she was a constant user of ct»
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A HOLD-UP FAILS.
Engineer Opens Throttle Wide
and Saves $15,000.
Huntington. W. Va.. Jan. — Four
men, armed with "Winchesters, attempted
to hold up Lex Coleman, paymaster of
the Kn«i Creek Lumber Company, near
Devon, early to-day. . Coleman had 515,
000 4n cash with him and was aboard a
yard engine. The engineer threw the
throttle • wide open and dashed by the
bandits, amid a shower of bullets.
THREE DIE IX SMASH.
Automobile Hurtles to Bottom
of Forty-Font ('Jiff.
Kansas City. Mo.. Jan. 24. — Three per
sons were killed and three probably fa
tally injured this afternoon, when an
automobile, owned and driven by John
Ma honey, a contractor, of Kansas City.
Kan., plunged over an embankment forty
feet into what is known as Cliff Drive-
John Mahoney, Mrs. John Mahon-?y
and Thomas McGuire were killed and
John O'Connor. Nellie Mahoney and A
Mahoney. seven years old. were injured.
Mr. Mahoney was driving the car
around a curve on Cliff Drive, one of the
most popular automobile boulevards of
the city, when he momentarily lost con
trol. The car skidded and went over the
embankment. It turned end over end.
striking projecting stones and other ob
stacles as it hurtled to the bottom. The
machine was demolished.
BACK TO THE FARM.'
Answer to "Wail of the Hun
gry City," Says J.O. Armour.
Chicago. Jan. 24. — "'The answer to the
cry for cheaper food must come from
the soil. " is J. Ogden Armour's view of
the meat situation "Not until people
start the trend back from the cities to
the farms and production once more
catches up with demand can we hope for
more food to eat or cheaper prices for
it," he added. "The call of the farm
must be made the answering cry to the
wail of the hungry city."
Mr. Armours view is that of all the
packers and grain dealers who have ex
pressed themselves on this matter with
in the last week. But Mr. Armour alone
welcomes the meat boycott movement
Louis F. Swift, president of Swift &
Co., declared that the price of beef on
the average was slightly higher than it
was several years ago, and that if people
ate the cheaper cuts of beef they wouid
complain less of high prices.
"The public wastes enormous amounts
in buying." said Mr. Swift. "Only 2*> per
cent of the beef is really in demind and
74 per cent is wasted, comparatively
speaking. Buying meat is like buying
clothes — if you demand fine tailoring, ex
clusive patterns and wool material you
must pay the price."
Widespread agitation over the high
cost of living, coupled with the govern
ment's activity against the Chicago
pa. kers. caused a general tumble in the
speculative markets of the country to
day. Prices for wheat, corn, provisions
and cotton, as well as for stocks, fell to
lower levels under a simultaneous move
ment on the part of speculators to un
ARTIST'S SUDDEN DEATH.
Otis Le Roy Smith Dies from Cerebral
Hemorrhage in His Home.
Otis Le Roy Smith, of No 25S West 3Sth
street, an artist and china decorator, kn^wn
in his profession as Otis Le Roy. diet! from
cerebral hemorrhage la.-t night in his home.
tic was pronounced d^ad by Dr. Wilkinson,
of New York Hospital. Mr. Smith was
Hfty-two years old.
Mrs. Mary Finnegan. who conducts the
boarding house in which the artist lived for
twelve years, heard something heavy fall
in his room l;tst night, and went to see
what was tfca matter. She found the artist
unconscious. Sh* called a policeman, who
summoned Dr. Wilkinson. Smith was dead
when the surgeon arrived.
The dead man was a brother of D. Lowber
Smith. Commissioner of Puolic Works of
New York in ISSS. and Francis W. Smith, of
the Hotel Belnord. S6th street and Broad
way, a stock broker. The latter brother
took charg M night.
YALE PROFESSOR ILL HERE.
E. V. Reynolds, of Law Faculty.
Stricken While on Honeymoon.
Professor Edward V. Raynolds. of Yale
University Law School. is suffering from
pneumonia in his apartments at the Hotel
Belmont. It was reported that he was in
a serious condition, but last night his wife
said that he was Improved.
Professor Raynolds was taken ill while
on his honeymoon, having been married
only last week to Mrs. Thomas Harris,
of Toronto. He has been connected with
the Yale University [-. School for many
years. In the Spanish-American War Pro
fessor Raynolds received a commission and
took command of one of the monitors.
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fan/ nty — A
HELD AS SLAYER
OF LITTLE BOYS
MAGIC IAS TAKES IS
Police Ci>vfident That Dcnni-
Bon. Seeming Religious
Maniar. In Murderer.
"With the arrest of Herbert Jerom*
Dennison. who used to be a magician,
the police last night felt sure that they
had unravelled the twisted rope of cir
cumstance about the murder of Rob
err Lomaa and" Arthur Snioiey in High
Bridge Park on January 12. Dennison
was taken from a Long Island sanato
In charge of Detectives Gilday and
Lagerenne. the prisoner reached the
night court shortly after 9 o'clock and
was locked up pending his arraignment.
Within a few minutes of each other In
spector McCafferty. Magistrate Barlow
and District Attorney Whitman reached
the court, the last named arriving about
Wh»n the District Attorney arrived, he.
with Magistrate Barlow, who appeared
in behalf of Dennison merely as an old
friend of the family. Inspector MeCaf
ferty and the two detectives went tQ the
private chambers of Magistrate Corri
gan. where McCafferty prepared an affi
davit formally charging Dennison with
the murder of young Shibley. Loraas was
not mentioned, as it wa3 Shibley who de
scribed th<* murderer.
After th» men had been in conference
for some little time Inspector McC 1
ordered Dennison to be brought into the
courtroom, and he personally attended
to the arraignment. He presented to the
court his affidavit setting forth all the
alleged facts that have been learned so
far regarding Dennison. on the strength
of the affidavit Magistrate Corrigan held
the prisoner, without bail, for examina
tion to-morrow morning in Jefferson
Market court. Dennison was locked up
in the Jefferson Market prison to await
In court Dennison was dressed in a
dark suit, ever which he wore a light
tan coat. He wore a beard of a few
days' growth. He was extremely ner
vous. The proceedings seemed to daze
him and he had nothing to say.
District Attorney Whitman said, as he
left Magistrate Corrigan"3 chambers: "I
question this man's sanity, but believe
him to be the guilty man." The pris
oner's mother and sister were In court.
They told the District Attorney that
Dennison's hair was cut the morning of
the double shooting In Highrridge Park.
and not afto,- the murder.
The magician, who wa3 at one time
pretty well known on the vaudeville
stage, was under the care of his mother
and aunt in a furnished room at N
East 12Sth street before and after the
murder When he was arrested he acted
like a religious maniac, and across his
chest were tattooed in large letters the
words "Scientist,. Alchemist, Priest and
Although his appearance had been
greatly changed by a shave and a bath,
Dennison was identified by Lawrence
Casey, the park empioye who saw th«
murderer of the two boys run from the
park on the afternoon of the ThAirtlnaj
This identification was made in the sana
torium several days ago. As a result the
man was kept under surveillance n*»**l
Inspector McCafferty was able to get
enough evidence to make him fe«l that
he was justified in ordering his arest.
The police first suspected Denniatm
when the blotter of the East 12r»th street
police station showed that a man bad
been reported as missing from the fur
nished room house in 128 th street a few
days before the murder. While the de
scription did not conform in every A^ft'l
with that given to the police by little
Arthur Shibley. Inspector McCi*-
ordered an investigation, as he did in all
such cases at that time.
CLEW IN BARBER SHOP.
Mrs. Mary Roddock, the housekeeper
cf the place where Dennison. his mother
and aunt had been living, furnished the
nrxt clew. This led to the discovery
that Dennison had been shaved in a
Third avenue barber shop on the day
following the murd-r
It was also learned that the man who
had been missing for two days befoie
the shooting had returned to his home
at 3 o'clock on the day that the boys
It was learned further, according te
Inspector McCafferty. that Dennison
had been an inmate of an asylum in
Connecticut, from which he was takes
late in December. The police say that
they traced the man to the Long Istaasl
sanatorium on Thursday, and that they
caused his mother and aunt to accom
pany them when the arrest was made
■ I Dennison. the suspect's mntftsr.
took a room on the second floor of the
furnished room house soon after the
new year. She told Mrs. Roddock that
her sister and son ww id come to hvm
with her a few days later. While the
housekeeper at first objected to this ar
rangement, she agreed to accept the
situation when it was explained that
Dennison was an invalid and needed con
Mrs. Roddock said last night that Den
nison disappeared from her house on
January 10 and was missing for two
days. When he left his rooms, she said.
he had a two weeks* growth of beard
and looked haggard and ill kempt Mrs.
Dennlson reported her son's absence to
the police- on January 11.
THREW SNOW AT WINDOW.
The occupants of the house were)
start ted on the afternoon of January 12.
the day of the murder, when Ttmsjlw
appeared in front of the house and
threw snowballs at the window of the
room occupied by his mother and aunt.
He was taken to hts room and. accord
■l to Mrs. Roddock. his mother ex
plained that she would remove him to a
sanatorium on the following day.
While, according to the police, the
movements of the man as described by
the housekeeper and the report of hla
disappearance by his mother were tha
chief factors that led them to make the
arrest, one of the most important point*
in their evidence Is said to be the Hop-