ing of the year. The next meeting of the
hoard will he one week from to-day.
On motion of Alderman H?schen a res?
olution was passed conveying ttu- greet?
ing of tho hoard to President Mltchel,
who is ill with typhoiel fever, their con?
gratulations on his steady improvement
and the hope that he might scon he well
enough to preside over their delibera?
Some of the aldermen were entirely
hidden behind massive floral obstruc?
tions on their d? sks. most of which found
their way to various hospitals after the
meeting. Alderman Smith, tho "marry?
ing alderman," got a huge affair, In
which was worked the word "success.''
Alderman James L. I>evine, formerly a
delegate of the Tile Setters' Union, got
a floral horseshoe, and. what was more
to the point, a gold watch from the
John F. Mi-Court, the new man from
the 9th District, got a floral chair as
l?arg<- as the regular seats In which
Um aldermen repose when not running
around the room. Mi-Court wanted to
alt in it, but his friends persuaded him
1?? wait until he got home. Another
trihute to McCourt was an airship of
roses, sent by the "Hot Airship Asso?
ciation." The wife and children of Al?
dermen Dotzler made him happy with a
flora] baby carriage.
Tsmmsny'a Loss Seems Sure.
? ?n several occasions before fusion
forces in the city ha\e electe?l what thev
thought were anti-Tammany hotirds of
aldermen, but Tammany has always
gained control aftc- a few weeks. In
the Low administration, particularly,
Tammany went so far afl to oust Her
bert Parsons from his place as chairman
of the Finance Commute? and put "Lit?
tle Tim" Sullivan in his place.
The present board, however, seems io
be a genuine fusion organisation that
will stand the test of tune, ifs compo?
John 1'urrov Mitch'I Win I' K< DO? ally c L> ?).
tl" i, l'r?tii?l??ni. Franela I'. Kanney cUj.
Nilaa K. Hevkrr ?K? \i?i.,ij,|, !.. Kin.. ill.
Danifl M I.? ?Ml If.). Mav tj LavlM .|>i.
leihti A. Bolla? il' ? Nathan Lleberiuaii IT.).
John H. Boa? h?- u ?r... Jonn i... ? (O.l
I:..??? rt II. Boaaa el'i. John McCann ? I > ?
William l>. Hruah .|i John ! Ui-4'ouri tD.).
Michael ia,i-t?ir> .l>> Win. I-. Mi-dan tD. .
(Jharlaa I?. Cola (D.i. Mi.iuol.l. M. r.r.ili il? i
t?Miiirl K. ?.oioiu.iii i i'.i. SHiiai?-l Mstlta (F.).
Hiij-li J. i'uii!iimsk?-y Jame? 1 Maxtyn (F.).
<I> >. .lehn .1 McuRli. r il> ).
Krank ?'iinnlnghani tD.) Jumo? .1. Molen M? I
Henry 11. l'urran d.i. .le-.-*.- |. \|,?)M. (D.),
l'rr.-y 1,. t>H\i? if . Heorge A. Miiison tK.)
?.'hurlea D?-laiie-y U> ?. .":., Muhlbauer Of.).
Jame?. L. Davina if-'.i. Tnoa. .1. MiiIIIrhii il".i.
John Dlaaaei ?r ?. CinirUaiKll Ntcoll (K.)
Krank T. Dlxon i.? i. lamea J. Nusanl d? ?
Krank .'. Dot ?1er (F.) ? .... U O'Connor ID.).
Krank L Dowrllng ?ft?.), lim?. Tl O'Neill tD.)
ItcU-rt K. 1 "owning iK.). .lohn .1 n |?n\irk'- (D.).
William Dreacber (t>.). Willlmii II. IVndry ?F ?.
Alrxan?1rr I'uiat ?I?. *. I hark I A Poal iF.i.
John T. Kagan (Kl. .lohn J. H?>arcion il> ?.
K.'ltvnrd ''1,-hhorii iK.i. \v. A us Bhto'ej IF.).
0. ??rant ?Sstarbrooli VF.) Jsmea J, Bmltli '(> i.
William link (D.i. Michael Stapi.ton it?).
ItaJph Kolks (F.) Kie?l. II. Btsvanaon ?K.i.
John S. claynor |K.>. ?aroh .T. Vrltr-n 'D.)
Otto ?'. c.oihke tF.i John F WaJah (D.).
Edward V. lillinoi" il' i Jacob Well (F I
Henry F. lirlnim (F.V [.nula Wendel, Jr ip.V
John W. Hagi-ntnlllc-r .Tanie? R. Wcston iF.I.
iF.l. .lohn .1. White <n.v
Jame? Hamilton il'v i'ivnn? Wlllard ?F.?.
Joseph M. Hannon in ?. Fred H. Wllmot (F.).
.U.rani W. H<-rlist tir >
l?eorae t'roniwell il". ?, President Rorough of
Maurle-e v.. Connolly ?D.i. President Borough
Cyrtn C. Miller CF.?, President Rorough of
Alfred K. Steer? (F.>. Pre?ldent Borough of
Oerge McAneny (F.), Pre?id?-nt Rorough of
?"uslnn, 44: Democrats. SB.
NECK BROKEN, CELEBRATES
Waldorf Miller, Hurt Last July,
Expects to Walk Soon.
The happiest young man 1n New Rochelle
on New Year's Day was Waldorf Miller,
??ho has been living with a broken ntvk
since July ";. 1911, and who has ererjr pros
pf't of soon being able? to walk with the
aid of crutches.
Miller lives with his mother. Mrs. Ai.na
Hiller, in Clinton Place, New Rochelle, and
their home was crowded with visitors yes?
terday, who came to offer their N?-w Year's
greetings to the nattent. It was month?
ago that surgeons told him he would' never
be hl.le to get around and that hi?, limbs
would remain paralyzed, lie only laughed
at their statements, and declared he would
be moving his legs "by New Year's Day.'
And he was able to accomplish this feat on
the first day of ItW. He was placed in a
wheel chair, and moved his legs until he
?ould almost straighten them out. His
mother wheeled 1 Im to I he dinner table-,
and he enjoyed his nn-al and sat with the
others until the dinner was finished.
"I am getting along bully,' said Miller to
one of his friends. "The doctora said 1
would get no hotter, but they didn't know
my grit. This Is a happy N< w Year for
me. and by next New Year's I expect to be
able to walk around with the aid of
crutches. That is going some, but 1 believe
1 will be able to do so with i J??l s good will."
Miller broke his n< t k in diving off the
rocks into Kc ho Bay. At th? same spot,
three years previously, his brother also dis?
located hi-, neck. He died te n ?lays later.
PROTEST AGAINST HOOK
Kentuckians Oppose His Appointment
to Supreme Bench.
[B? Telefera;.h to Th?* Tribune I
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 1?That friends oi
the late Justice Harlan are hostile to the
appointment of Judge Hook to a place on
the Supreme Court bench is eviiie.d by s
telegram which was sent to President Taft
to-nlght protesting Hgalnst the appoint?
ment of the Kaaaas jurist. The msasaajs
is signed by I-Awretit-e Finn, chairman of
the Kentucky Kallroad ?'ommisslon and
chairman of the executive commute Of the
National Railroad CouiWlsalOtierB' ?t\a
Tha grounds of protest tiled by ? hairm.in
Finn are that Judge Hook has express?-?!
himself as being advcis? to important liti?
gation before the Supreme- l'oint whlcn
livaiis much !<? < v. i - .-.lute.
New York Real Estate
are ???< eired hy >n<t?mr-pro?li]<-ln|f prnp
??rlie? in tha Importiuit himlne?? ami
r*>?l?lentlal a??rtl?int? of Ihr Itoniusll of
Manhattan. Kant 1'ers < Hy.
In 15 yeara an inveatment in
$100 .bond will net $190
$500 bond " $950
$1000 bond " $1900
Intr.???,) I? paid kPinl-annually .lanu
ai? nuc? .Inl>. <>r may lie Invrolril In
oilier ?."ml . maklnx Intrrrnt work with
riir?.r I.e.neU ?re tax <-\?-in|.t In N>w
14'iifc for Circular 6.
42 Bro-dway, New York City.
i An Appetizer
f A necessary relish for many
LEA ? PERRINS
TMI OSISINSk WOSCBSTSaSMISC
A perfect aesaonina; f<vSeaapa, Fist?,
?II Merl?, itravlcta, etc.
I Aids Digestion
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10 INDORSE 111 FOLLETTE
Ohio Convention Votes Not to
Give Its Approval to Sena?
tor's Presidential Boom.
'PERSONAL' PRAISE INSTEAD
Pinchot and Garfield Clash with
Clapp and Works in Fight
Against Pledging Support
to Any Candidate.
Columbu?*. Jan. 1.?Progreasive Re?
publicans of Ohio, In convention to-day.
formed a permanent organization and
adopted a declaration of progressive
principles, but voted. ~>- to 92, not to
give their indorsement to I'nlted States
Senator Robert M. La Follette aa a
candidate for the Presidential nomina?
After refusinK to indorse his ?andi
il.i.y the delegates voted. SI to 11, In
favor of a resolution as a personal ex?
pression <.f ilie delegates, naming Sena?
tor La Follette as "the living embodi?
ment of the principles ?>f the Progreasive
movemenl and the loKlcal candidate to
curry them 1.? successful fruition." The
xote .?une afier three hours of debate
on the floor of the convention, and U*_1
on the adoption of an amendment to the
report of the resolutions committee.
Which had been unanimously In favor
of not naming a. ?andidate.
?iifford Pinchot, who declared that he
spoko only for himself and in no way
for Colonel Roosevelt and ex-Secrctarx
Qarfleld of the Department of the In?
terior, were the leaders in the debute
against giving an indorsement to any
candidate. Senator Works, of Califor?
nia, and later Senator ?'lapp, of Minne?
sota, were equally vigorous in urging
that lb?1 Ohio Progressives concentr?t?!
their efforts on working for the election
of Senator La Follette. Nearly everv
delegate expressed himself repeatedly in
Oppose Taft's Renomination.
Walter F. Broxvn, chairman of the Re?
publican state Central Committee, xvho
a week ago xvas read out of the Pro?
gressives by Chairman Fax k 1er of the
Progressive League for his proposed
Presiiiential preference plan, held a long
morning conference xvlth Pinchot,
Houser and Fackler an?l worked xvlth
ila-ni on the r?solution xvhich finally xvas
adopted. The resolution followa:
We are opposed to the renomlnatlon of
President Taft. VVe hereby declare it to
l>e the determined purpoee of the Ohio
Progressive Hcpubiican League to work in
harmony and unison to nominate a Pro
greaalve Republican for President, recog?
nizing as fellow Propressives all who hold
Um principles for which we stand, whether
they be ?or the Presidential nomination of
Robert M. La "Toilette ?>r Theodore Roose?
velt or any other Progressive Republican.
Wo assert the essential unity of the Pro?
gressive movement throughout the entire
Btete and nation.
We favor the election of delegates who
will favor the nomination of a candidate
who will fully represent the Progressive
Fackler, who presided at to-day's con?
ference an temporary chairman, was
elected president <?1 the perman?*rit or?
ganlaation. C. P. Brotherton, <>f Ashta
bula, xxas elected vice-president, and T
H. Brown, ?if Columbus, secretary.
A declaration Of principles, a?loptcd
unanimously, was substantially the one
prepared by a committee appointed at a
meeting Of Pirrreaslvea of the Western
Reserve. (>n th? question of national
policies it followed the line Of the plat
f? rm adapted by the Progressive confer?
ence In Chicago. It declared for a sub
jstantlal and e<iultabl?' revision of the
' tariff achoduls by schedule, "preaervlng
j th?- protective tariff principle, the meas?
ur*? of which shall be the difference in
Iwagea ????i raw material at home and
?abroad." T> this end a non-partisan
tariff board With full power to compel
j testimony and to report to Congreaa was
A revision <>.' Hi?' Sherman law xvas
suggested In ?he second paragraph:
Kfir the cure of Corporate and tiust evils
we favor legislation that shall effectively
regulate ami control in the publie Interest
the great in.-trumentalities ?>r modern bust
.iiess: mi? ii legislation clearly to ?letine and
provide a_alnst recognised wr??ngs such as
the ?ixploitatlon of humanity for profit,
stock watering, organising companies with?
out aubataatial assets, agreementi t?> con?
i ml production, markets, prices and the
lik?- all designed t?> protect the honest and
punish by imprisonment the dl.-honest husi
Other planks of the platform declared
for popular election of United States
Senators, the Plnch?)t-R'?osevelt con?
servation policy, a national income tax
graduated upward and th?- abolition of
needless public positions.
Pinchot Sways Committee.
The first difference ol opinion srose
when an added resolution to promise sup?
port to BO ?andidate was recommended
by the committee OB resoluthiiis. The
committee of nineteen members had en
t? red their deliberations, most of them
<i? dared, beartlly in favor of expressing
themselves for Robert M. Ls Follette.
Their opinions had been ?hang??! after
they had heard sddresaes by Pinchot
and Fackler, an?l after the resolution
which xvas prepared by Houser and
pinchot was described by the former
national forester as the best way of ad?
vanclng Senator La Follette's interests.
The resolution xvas reported t?? th?
conference Just after Senator Works
had made an address urging the dele?
gates to follow the exemple <>f Caii
for?la end to cehtralias their campaign?
ing for one man. Senator Works said:
<'?>i?)iie! Roosevelt aheutd de-tare himself
both as lo in? candidacy and as i?i ids
suiikI on th?- principle* that nr?- accepted
us Progres?lre. If this movement attempts
i?? centra itself around it? principles and
not around a candidat?', it will lrssen Ils
chances <>i success.
If Roosevelt should declare Mmself I
Would i!"i I,? s?tate to support him and
i, Ith? i would Senator Ls Follette La
Follett?- haw mad?- the principles f??r xvhich
he stands an issue. California has indorsed
him and felt that an attSBSpt to tVSde il
would have been cowardly.
The committee report, coming at the
end of Senator Works's spec h, xxas fol?
lowed immediately by Pimhot, who de
fended the resolution, saying:
it would bo foolish te deny that thsre is
In Ohio, as well BS In ?ith??r States, a great
number of m?n, mayh?? a majority, who
favor !*_ril!v th? l'i -ori esstve priii'lples.
but who favor the nomination of Colonel
Roosevelt as first cholee and I<a Follette
se?, tid. Here let me say that there Is no
one who is working harder for the ,-iection
ol Bsnator La Follette than I am.
i believe nteet Intensely thai it would be
foolish not to crystallise the Itoosevi it
Progressive sentiment and the Progressive
sentiment of nil ?)ther men, wbatevi r can?
(ildates they may prefer, so that ?*.??? eau ?et
delegates to the Chicago convention xvho
xmII voto for the I'roKi'-ss;ve candidate.
Whpm "A,- know will l,e Mi. \M Follette. If
x\?' d??l:ii<- fur a single candidate, we run
th?j? r1?>, of nolng to ??IiI'-hk?) to find Pro?
gressive delegates from different coinmiinl
? ? morally bound to support a half dozen
Brand?is Praises La Follette.
Lout.- d 1'i.iri'icis. of Beaton, addraao*
Ing the ?onvenlion. declare?, the present
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TO-DAYS PICTURES APPEAR ON PAGE 5.
Progressive flght Is s battle for business
freedom. He described the conditions in
the steel industry revealed by the recent
industrial ?-enaUS showing, nnd said that
a considernhle percentage of the 90.000
employes of one concern worked habitu?
ally .twelve hours ;i day, lie- added ;
The effort of progressive Congressmen to
lessen the tower and wealth of the eon?
cerns responsible for ibese labor conditions
was ?lefeateil last year b) the veto eef the
bin reducing the tariff ??n wool and steel
l'roni my study of ftobrri M. I .a Follette
I believe that n?> man in publie life stand?
for what Is neeil'-ei to bring humanity Into
our industrial world more than lie-.
Hay City, Mich.. Jan. 1. Senator I.n 1 ?'.?!
lette addressed a large and enthusiastic
audience in the National Ouard Armory
lure this afternoon. The Senator defined
the ?*n oj?aselas movement as standing for
a representative government, direct nom?
ination of all officers from th.- sm.il!.--4t
to the largest: direct election of United
States Senators and for the Initiative, ref?
erendum and recall, lie made n?> reference
cither lo President Tuft or to ?'ol..nel
Roosevelt, or to his candidacy for the
INVALID HMPERIL IN FIRE
Woman Suffering from Paralysis
Rescued from Burning Home.
Mr?. Herman Kelbel. an Invalid, who has
long hern a auffen-r from paralysl?, nar
rowly escapeel suffocation In a fire last
evening In her h"m?-, N". .'.".7 Past Ifftll
Mrs. Kelbel w.c- al"ne on the second floor.
Her daughter had gone to the theatre, and
her huaband was away. SI.e was lighting
a candle, when It slipped from h?-r hand and
fell on the bed. netting it afire Mrs. Kelbel
seized a blanket and tried to smother the
flames. The amok?? strangled her, and hl r
cries failed to p?n?tr?t? the neighboring
apartments. Finally she dropped to the
The fire burned rapidly and the sn.oke
hegan to pour up into the apartments of
Kdgar C. Le,wls, on the third floor, he wa?
entertalnlng eeveral friends, when he saw
the ?moke and ran downstair?. The door
Of the Kelbel apartment was loeksd. I.eu Is
hurst open the door and ran to I be r.-ar of
the apartment, where be found Mrs Kelbel
lying by the bed unconscious, with the Urs
burning about b'-r. He ?-arr|e?i her down?
stairs and gave her over to friends, who
cared for hei until an amhulan? <? .irrlved
and took her to Kordham Hospital.
By this time the fire bad spread to tl a
Lewis apartment An alarm was sent in
and the llremen managed to confine the
blaze to the two aaprtment?. The total
damage was J2.e??a.
The condition of Mrs Kelbel was Mid lo
i.e- seriaos last nlghl
DIX ENLIVENS RECEPTION
Innovations Relieve Formality of New
Year's Levee at Capital.
Albany, Jan. 1.?Introducing various fonnJ
of sntnrnlniaenl to enltven tin- usual for?
mal r?-ceptlons at th?- Kxeiutlve Mansion.
Ooreroor aad Mra i*u Inatatruratod to?da?
what probably will be the most brilliant ???>
Cial season at th?- mansion In the history of
the state with a rcn-ption in th?* afternoon
and an "at hoto.-" from 1<? o'clock until
The- afternoon affair was public, the i'ov
ernor and Mrs. Dix being assisted In re?
ceiving by the wives of state ofTh-lals and
others socially prominent in Albany, ?'old
created invitation? had besa Issued for the
evening. TBS gU'-sts enjoyed niu-l' and
dancing on the seiond floor of the mansion
anel were- otherwise entertained on th?- flrat
flexir after being presented to the (Jovernor
and Mrs. Dix. The mansion ?as ?b ? -..
rated with flowers Mrs. I'lx carrl*-?! a
bouquet of orchids
Every Wettaoodny avealng ?luring Janu?
ary and Februar*, the ?'???vernor and Mrs.
l>ix Will be "at home" to Invited guests,
anei special entertainments will be pro?
vided. Those who assist In rc?elvlng will
he entertained si dinner by Mrs. I?lx.
GUARD OFFICERS QUIT AT 64
Age Limit Forces Nine Militiamen to
Albany, Jan. i Under the provisions of
a law snacted at the last S'sslon of lb?'
legislature fixing the m?ximum p.ge limit
?>f icimmi.ssioii.ei officiels of the? national
guard at sixty-four years, nine- officers
WOTS retired to-day, as follows:
?Brigadier Qenaral Oeorue Moore smith,
. "ininai'ibr 1st Brinde; Brigadier General
David EC. Austen, ? in? f of < ?>ast Artillery,
New York. Colonel Joseph <? Story, \s
sistanl Adjutant ileneral. in charge of stale
arsenal, New fork; Major William If,
Kerby, Auburn, ef staff of Major Qeneral
Roe, In charge- of Ordnance I >.-partaient.
Alajor Prlggs, Buffalo, staff 4th Brigade,
and attached to Medical Corps; Captain
William Palmer. New York, ?irdniux?- li?
partment, 7th Infantry; the H?-v. Alfi??l S
Penny, Pelham Manor, West? heater- Coun?
ty, chaplain l"?th Infantry; the Rev. Will?
iam ('. P. Rhode s. Mrooklyn, ? haplain Coast
Artillery; the Rev. Roo Hoy Converse,
Rochester, chaplain nrt Infantry.
SCHWAB TIMES EMPLOYES
Head of Big Steel Plant Himself Reg?
isters His Working Hours.
I lev Telegraph ??> The Tribune. 1
South Hethlehem. Penn.. Jan. 1 ?'bar?es
?7. Schwab, president of the i'cthh'hem
Sieel Works, to-day Installed time docks
in .very department of his Immense plant
and I as given numbers to ?-very one of his
employes and himself. He bus leaved
orders that every one of these men must
"punch the clock" when they arrive and
l"a\e- the works, and declares he al??o will
pumh It to show that be puts In Juat as
nun.y houra aa any of hi? employes
Mr. Si-bval. declares that some of bis
high paid emplf.yea take the stand thai
bec-uuse t?|.?>? are In <'oiifldc-ntial posltlona
they may come and go ?is they ace fit. He
l'in?p4M>*s to put a Map to this.
WOODBIN Fl'llS BOY
Sister May Die from Smoke in
Tenement Blaze in Harlem.
INVESTIGATION TO FOLLOW
Smudge Sends Out Twenty
Families, but Fire Does
A mysterious fire which stnrt?*?l at K
"'< loch last night in the weedMa of the
five story tenement hoijpe No. n West llhth
street resulted In the death of a boy, and
perhaps fatal injury to a little girl. The
?lead boy Is I.ouls lirown, jr., four years
old. His slst?T, Helen, six yeari? old, was
taken to the Harlem IlospltaI, where It
xvas reported late last night that she ?aa?
In a ?rave condition. Hot h had Leen <>-. r
COBSS by smoke.
Although Hattallon CMsf Andrews, who
xxas the first to arrlxe on the ncene, would
not say that th? fire xvas of Incendiary <>tl
gln, he said he would report It to the Fire
Marshal If sny one was directly reaponsl
ble for the Maze, the chief said, he could
Und no evidence of It, as everything In the
woodbln Where the Urs originated, was
Twenty families live In the house. After
the alarm of tire there was a rush for the
street, and to add t?> th?- danger? many of
th?. people la the hsusa began to Mock
th? stairways In attempts to save their
household belongings, and It was with
much difficulty that the police got U. m
out in safety.
When thu firemen arrived ?'aptaln Charles
?west, ??f Patrol Ko. ?'?, teas informed by
?if the tenants that they had heard
the children in Mrs. llacMahoa'a apart?
ment yelling. She lives on the ground
..mi is th?* JanItreaa Qroptng his sray
into the house ?'aptaln Bweet soon
?>ut with the two children under his STUM
Hot h were unconscious.
a hurry call was sent to Harlem Has?
pitai. but i>r Ritter, xvho responded, was
UnahlS to save the hoy, wh?> ?lied while tl'.e,
physician wan working oxer him. Then th.?
aurgeon turned bis attention t.? little Helen,
and, finding there xvas still a chance for
her life, took her to the hospital
For several months Louis Itrown. who is
a widower, l?ad lu oie his lioui?- xvlth Mis.
Ill Mali?.ii. At f-Jg o'clo.-k last Bight ?"'?
> went to visit a friend next door. When she
learneil of the boy's death she BWOOOed,
sn?l she, tea, had to be taken to the bOS
pttal, x\ lure It was sal.l she might los? her
A huge crowd gathered <?n tha acene snd
the poilce of th?? West IflKh Street station
experienced much difficulty in keeping them
from hampering the firemen In their work.
The fire was ?-?mflneii to the wood bin.
FAMOUS CLOWN DEAD AT 83.
Jacob Showles Began Work with Old
1 Ity T<d"?g*_Stl t<> Tins Tr it.un?-. I
Long Hr.m? h, N. J . Jan. I.? Ja?"SS
Dhowles. circus owner, down and gymnas
t'c performer, who was prominent In the
??arly days of the travelling shows, died to
?Uv at Bla home In Third avenue, this city.
!!,? S as in ids eighty-third year.
Mr. Bhowtas was born in Germany? When
two years old his father came to this coun?
try ami settled at N'?-\v ?ni, ans. When six
y?-,irs old young gbOWteS was left an or?
phan. He Joln?'?l tin- Jerry liable show
when twelve, and at the age of eighteen he
Wat with the famous l?un Hice, doing the
;loli.- lot on horseback through the West.
In 1871' Mr. Showle? hram ihed out for
himself under the nain?- of the North Amer?
ican ?Show. After two ,?i ,,n the r?'a?l
he ?gain became associated with the Rica
show. In I???.', h? tiinled his small f ai m at
Hlacks' Mills, near Freehold. K. !.. for ?
lieuse snd i<>t al i?ng Breach. Mr,
ghowles married Miss BSIaabeth Msaahaw
in im, who for several reara travelled with
i er husband. The eoupla ha?i bo children
of their own. but early In life adopt,,I ,i
boy, \?ho later become William ghowles,
th?. champion bareback rider. Mr. ghowles
vas a member ef Ute Masons, Odd Feliowa
?re? Bastern stur lodges
GIRL OF SIX AS RESCUER
Burned Vainly Trying to Help
Playmate, Who May Die.
Bophle Noble, five years old, of No t?|S
Essl 12th street, was taken to Rellevue
Hospital last night suffering from prob
ably fatal burns. With another child,
Raehel WslngaH, Bafts was dancing
around a street bonfire in front of her
home. The two ?lechled t?i follow the ex?
ample of some of their playmates ami
roll?-?! up pieces of paper in the form of
torches and stuck the ends into the fire.
Suddenly Sophie dropped her torch and
ran. Her dress jvas all aflame, and she
dashed down the street screaming.
Although only six years old, her little
playmate. Kachel, folloxved. trying desper
ately to beat out ?he fire on Sophie's
skirl. Their fathers heard the screams
and ?.ame running out Into the street,
s here a srasrd of children, afraid to g?-t
Beer Sophie, liad gathered around her In a
Circle Within this i lr< le. undaunted lv
the fire that had s? orche?! her fa? e and
hands. Sophie's friend Kachel still worked
to sax* lier. Kven after I lie two men had
readied the children they were badly
burned before they got the fire put out.
Then an ambulance from Hellevue wan
called, and Sophie was taken there by I ?r.
Norria BaehSt, her father and M?, Noble
were burned on the arms and faces. All
? >f them were treat?-?! at home.
sort of tone
MERRIFS ELECTION AS"
SPEAKER SEEMS SURE
Little Doubt That St. Lawrence
Assemblyman Will Be Nominee
of Republican Caucus.
SMITH LIKELY TO BE CLERK
Koenig, Declining to Admit De?
feat, Says Dana Men Would
Support Any Other Ac?
I By Telear.ir-'i to Th? Tribun? 1
Albany, .Ian. 1. Members of the Assem?
bly have been arriving In Alban?> all day
to-day, and to-night there Is Utile doubt
I hat Main A. Me-rrltt, Jr. ?if St. Uwrfi.c?
?'empty, win h?- choaan as .Speaker and Hair
P Smith, of ByraCUSS, as clerk at the Re?
publican caucus tei-nicrrow night. Samuel
s Keenlg1, president of the Seei ^"'>r k
?Republican < '?unity < 'omrnlttee, who rsaehi 'I
here this evening, was ?mphatl?- In his ?|.-.
laratinn that Mr. Smith could not I?- i hosen
clerk, but was not su confident In relation
to the ?Speakershlp. Mr. ICoenlg, who etas
i.mpanled from New York by Qoelet
Oallatln, P. W. v. Broara, Albert Otttnger,
Oajden L Mills, John n??yie, jr, snd Will
l.ein Chadbourne, established headquarters
??i the Ten i:.\.k t.. further the- candidacy
"f ?ajaaemblyroan ?'harh-s a. Dana f"r
Mr. Koenlf i;:ivp out this statement ?n
the Speakershlp situation to-night:
T am c-c.nv(need that a large numb, i ?.f
upstate Assemblymen arc not pledged to
Support any candidate, and I believe the
Speakershlp question t? still unsettled.
While the N? w York Count) Assemblymen
have indicated that the.- will rapport As
semblyman Charles a. Dana, I ?believe that
any other candidate who ?hi represent the
peel tboujrht snd -?ntiment of the liepub
[lean party will be acceptable to them.
Their ?position l? cue ..f unselfishness, and
is in th.- Interest of th? Republican pain.
While the friends of Mr. Smith are con?
fident of his ele. turn as clerk, there Is Mill
said to bo considerable opposition to him,
but If Is n?.t tottered that it is .strong
enough to defeat bins. Howev-, if this
opposition should ?rain rotteten? strength
lefe,re to-morrow night to make his elec
tle.n Impossible the plan of the regulars is
to pn sent the name of ? x-Aasemblyman
Fred W. Hammond, of Hyra?:use. It Is
p?a? tually certain that Mr. Hammond
I oulel be e hoaen, but be has not coine out
opanly as a candidats because of his friend*
.-hip f.ir Mr. ?faith
Th.- New- Ye.rk County Republican or
Kaalsatton Is expected to present the name
of William II. Ten Bycb for the clerkahlp.
Ba-Aassmblyman William P. Nolan, of Al?
bany. an?l Harry W. Haines, of W.-st
eheeter, appear to be the strongest candi?
dates for s.-rgeant-at-atnis.
Other placas on th.- slate which It la
thought will go through to-morrow night
are expected to be distributed sa follows:
>ssajnhlrmsn fount;, ?>f IVeotcheeter, for
floor leader: asssaaMymau Whitney, of Sar?
atoga, for chairman e.f tl ?? Ways and Means
roramJttee; 4iaaanbl*rtaaa ?Parker, of
u sshlnaton. f"r chalrmaa of the Appro
priatlons Committee, a sub-committee of
\'. a*s and Mean.?.
The plan t" hairs tw.. different men hohl
the positions of majority leader and c-lialr
m.in of the Wh>s an?l Menai Committee
has been practically decided, AsesmMyman
Hinman. of Albany, probably win 'ie the
chairman ??f the Judiciary Cc*ai*nlttee, al?
though ?'yrus W. Philips, ??f Monroe, will
make- a hard ?g\,t fur It Assemblyman
? ..in.-, ??f Kings County, Is cxpe?-ie.i to t>e*
the chairman ?>f the Cities Committee.
Other positions and cbalrmanships have not
yet be? n s.-ttUd. and probably will he the
subjects of more or less trading before the
Mr. Koanlg sapreassd the belief to-night
that ?f Kings County ?vas against Merrltt
t he could m.t be e boean. Th?- only member
of the Kings County del.'gntlnn to arrive
bare t?>-day was Mr. ?'oine, who himself
had been mentlonc-il as a candidate for
BpsaaTST He, however, ha? withdrawn his
i aiidl'lacy. Aaked how the Kinn? 4'ounty
MOB stood, he said they WOTS DOt pledged.
11.. WOUM net t.ll ?bat the s. ntlin.-nt was
The >-am>- situation exists among the Prie
County members, and the friends of Mr.
I ?ana seem to feel ?hat tiny hold the- bal?
ance of power. Assemblyman Man'regov,
of Prie, who wants to be floor leader, ar?
rived here to-night, and was non-committal
when asked as to whom the Pile County
m. n would throw their votes. It la not be?
lieved Mr. Mac?'.!? g'?r can muster enough
strength to forre his selection hi tloor
leader, '??it he will undoubtedly be taki-n
.arc of by receiving the chairmanship of
on- of th?- more- Important committees.
URGES MERRITrS DEFEAT
Direct Primaries Association
Wants Friendly Speaker.
So far Judge William II. Wadhams, presi?
dent e.f the Iilrect Primaries As.s.nUtlon.
b.s hoard ?">t a ward from Aasamlilimin
EdWln A. Merrltt. candidate for Speak* of
the Assembly, In reply to a rccpi'-st for
his views on clire?-t nominations legislation.
.Judge Wadhams said the Ineiulry at this
time was pertinent, in ?o much as the rec?
ord of Mr. Merrltt had been In opposition
to the reform. H?- a.-k.-.l a reply before
the Republican Speakershlp caucus to?
?'bar?es A. Dana, the New York County
candidat? for ?Speaker, replied at once to a
?Imitar Inquiry, saying:
I am h? artlly In favor of perfecting a law
that will enable the voter to directly ?ehrt
and SlSCt his cainlldatea for office In tho
I am a Republican and ?hall most cer?
tainly endeavor to uphold and support any
platform or pi omise mad? to the people by
the Republican party at Its recent conven?
tion, els? I ahOUld baut been a traitor and
hypocrite lo my party in asking its sup?
port as a candidat'' on Its ticket, while not
believing in Us principle?.
John l."o Sullivan, of 4'hautauc|ua, has
also made it known that he luvora a genu?
ine direct nominations hill.
Ah a i-'-sult of tin- attitude of the various
candidates the Direct Primaries Asaoclallon
han sent out letter? to It? member? In Re?
publican counties, which ?ay in part:
It II of tli?' utmost Itnporlunee to the ?uc
oeas of diivi-t nominations that Merrltt be
defeated and that either Dana or Sullivan,
who arc i rienda of the cause, sln.ul.l be
The Pen U-Ulauvclt bill n?utica radical
if TIiEIARG_STCrai^8*C___B lo
fe-TAILERS ? IN -THE WORLD
WE BEGIN TODAY OUR
25th Annual Plate Sale
FOR a quarter of a century the HIGGINS & SEITER
ANNUAL PLATE SALE has been recognized as tht
most notable China event of the year.
This Sale enables you to purchase fine English and
Limoges Plates of tvery size and shape at reductions o? 10
to 50 per cent from our regular prices, which already averagg
"One-quarter Less Than Elsewhere."
? This year our Annual Plate Sale will offer such attractive
values as these:
Beautiful Patterns in French China
Exceptionally fine qualities from leading foreign makers,
noted for their artistic decorations?
Limoges ? Plates, with a rich
1 j -j-inch encrusted-gold bor?
der extending over shoulder of
RegeJarlj Sale Pri?e. I??/.
$42.50 Service Plates.$28
$37.50 Dinner Plates.$25
$34.00 Breakfast Plates $21.65
$29.50 Tea Plates.. .. $19.75
English Shapes in Limoges
China, with ^-inch encrusted
gold border and decoration of
pink roses and chain of green
on rim of Plate, finished with
flat gold design on shoulder.
$28.50 Service Plates. .$19.50
$24.00 Dinner Plates.. $17.50
$21.25 Breakfast Plates $15.75
$17.50 Tea Plates.$11.50
Limogea Plates in an ar?
tistic decoration of pink and
yellow roses, with wide solid
Cobalt border, relieved by
gold fleurs de lis; gold edg-e
and gold shoulder-line.
"tagalar!" f?8le Tri?e, Do?.
$17.50 Service Plates. $10.25
$13.50 Dinner Plates .. $7.90
$12.00 Breakfast Plates $7.25
$7.50 Tea Plates.$4.35
$13.50 Soup Plates.$8.00
Very unusual values are of?
fered in Limoges Plates, deco?
rated with bouquets of roses
and fancy green and brown
35c Dinner Plates. . 25c each
25c Breakfast Plates 20c each
25c Tea or Dessert
Plates 20c each
35c Scup Plates-25c each
The Special Plate Tables
Always a popular feature of our ANNUAL PLATE
SALE, the Special Plate Tables this year will present a greater
variety of fine Imported Plates than ever before. Every well
known pottery of Europe is represented on these Tables?and
all the Platea are underpriced for quick selling.
The Tables with Plates at 20c, 30c, 45c, 65c and 90c
each will contain a remarkable array of genuine bargains.
For those who desire something finer, there are many
extraordinary values on the Tables containing
Plates at $12, $15, $20 and $25 a dozen.
A Table of Cups and Saucers
This Table contains a splendid collection of Tea, After
Dinner Coffee, Bouillon and Chocolate Cups and Saucers?all
high-grade, imported China?at reductions of one-fourth to
half regular prices.
"BUY CHINA and GLASS RIGHT*
West 21st and 22d St. ______
amendatent at this session of the i.egish
lira to live direct primaries a fair trial.
The elecUon "f a Speaker friendly to t
cause of ?llrect nominations would greal
advance the direct nominations cause
WOMAN DIES IN THEATR
Falls Senseless from Seat Jus
Before Curtain Rises.
Ten minute? hefore the rise of the cui
tain, at the Orpheum Theatre. Roekwc
Placa and Fulton street, Brooklyn, whe
the house was already well filled la:
night. Mrs. Anna Nattell. of No. 1]
Fifth avenue. Brooklyn, suddenly slippe
from her chair In one of the mezzanln
boxes to the flo<T. Friends who wer
with her In the box ?arrled her hastll
to the waiting room, and their efforts <"
reviving her proving futile, summon??
a physician. Dr. Thomas S. Kllis. ?j
N?>. 447 State street, answering the cal!
pronounced the woman dead from acut
gastritis, coupled with heart disease.
Mrs. Nattell was the wife of a sales
man. to honor whose return from a trl|
the party was arranged for last night
Her husband was expected home on N'ev
rear's Eve, but a telegram announce'
that he had been delayed and could no;
participate In the party. As all arrange
ments had been completed it was de
ci?le?l to go forward with the affair, un?
til Mrs. Nattell's death put a sudden end
to the celebration. No disturbance wa?
caused In the theatre, the impression go?
ing around that some one had merely
WOMAN SHOT ON DOORSTEP
Note She Left Said Man Had
Broken Her Heart.
Newburg. \. Y . Jan. 1. -The ?'oroner to?
night accepted as true the declaration ?if
?'liarlos H. ""helps, of Dsslnlng. that the
wel| dtaaeed Sreeaaa who was found dead
arlth a bullet wound In her head on the
steps of PhslpS/a brother's home, at Halin
vllle, near here, to-day. had klllo?! liTsrlf
The woman was Mrs. Minnie, l'aimer,
thirty-live -reara old. of ?'roton. Phetpa had
known her for man?-' years. She left a note
"1 hope you don't break any more hearts
as | mi broke mine."
May have just a?, comfort?
able honei a* their married
frienda if they will only iti
Household Club Plan
It y?>u could only take _
peep into BOUM of the cozy
home? ol the ?ttOttSailda of
"?bachelor Rirl^" and "bach
elor men"?you would learn
how 10 be happy, though
unmarried. Our Household
Club IMan permits you to
buy comfortable or luxuri?
without unduly taxing or
straining your pocketbook.
And there's pleasure in com?
ing back at night to your
own home? where all the
furnishings are your*?
where all the little knick
knacks have a meaning of
their own and are safely
domiciled where they will
be well taken care of.
You Who Are
will lind, if you have a
?lesjre to furnish your own
suite, that ?Mir
Prices are the Very Lowest.
TheQ uality of Goods the Best
And That Payments May
Be made Weekly Follow?
ing a Small Deposit.
Informatiou by mail, ?*r
you may inquire at our
Club Charge "dice, or of our
b-ttScfurnishiiig *ale-nifn. 1
16th Ave., 20th to 22d Street j
New York City
January Clearance Sale i
Our annual sale of manufactured furs at greatly reduced
prices will begin Monday, Jan. 8. This sale is announced
in advance so that intending purchasers of furs of good
quality may take advantage of it.
The unusually mild weather of the autumn and Holiday
seasons has left an unusually large stock, which in accord*
anee with our invariable custom will be entirely cleared.
Nineteen West 34th Street, New York
PARIS MONTREAL LONDON
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