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V?'< LXXI.. ? -N? 23,780. T?-d>,V,XZte ^g^g^* N EW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, ?JANUARY :>. lOI^.-FOlRTKHX PAGES. * * PUKi: ONE CENT ,a Cl,y ^?t^^
MERIT WINS IN
SPEAKERSHIP FIGHT
St. Lawrence Co. Man Name
by Republican Assembly Cau?
cus by Vote of 88 to 10
Over Charles A. Dana.
OLD GUARD TRIUMPHS FULLY
F. W. Hammond Selected as I
Clerk, After His Friend, Ray
B. Smith, Withdraws Be?
cause of Assured Defeat
by Strong Coalition.
Ol ?-**->(*- to The Tribun?*,]
Albany. .lf?n. 2.?With only the form
sj a flKht. ttM Republican Assembly ?'au- |
raa to-night ?hose Edwin A. Merritt.
j, ,,f St. Lawrence County, as the
party candidate for Speaker. H? re?
ceived v votes to _0 f??r Charles A
Pan.i o New York, who heade?! a fight
for the selc? tlon ??f a Speaker r.'prcs?I t
Ing the views of the progressive clement
within the ratty.
For candidat? for clerk the caucUS
ihosp e>:? Assemblyman F. W. Ham
rr.fiKl. of S\ racnse. The vole for him
was 08 to ?"??"?? H** Wiis opposed by the
representatives "f New York, KitiRs
and Krie. who voted for John B. Cart
wright, formerly Fnder Sheriff of New
York County.
Ray Iv Smith, ex-clerk <?f the Assem?
bly, was an active candidat?. His rec
?,rd. politically and as clerk, was su?h
that even the political losses whom he
had served in other years refused to
t?t,?nd for him. Therefore he retired In
favor of his faithful friend and closo
political associate. Hammond. The two
are practically inseparable, and both
think with Smith's mind. To complete
the night's work Harry W. Haines, of
V'esbhester, was chosen unanimously
as the rarty , andldate for sergeant-al?
arm?. He was defeated for the Assem?
bly last fall.
Frank Young, in nominating Merritt.
mad?- a speei h so apologetic in tone and
f?o calculated to stir up rancor against
"disturbers <?f confidence in public men"
and those who "have attacked us all
unjustly" that the rest of Mcrritt's
friends writhed.
Dsna's Speech in Marked Contrast.
In strong contrast was a frank speech
by Mr. Dana, declaring that the election
of Merritt would make a large element
of the Republican part., and those inde?
pendent voters on whom Republicans
must depend for Election Day success
suspicious of the Republican c?,ntrol of
the new Assembly.
All hope of defeating; Merritt had
been abandoned last night, wticn it was
sean to txe Impossible to unite Opponent?)
on any one candidate. During to-day
the fight looked so hopeless that no ef?
fort was made to hold anybody In line
against him. Dana released men pier!???!
lo hm. While others theretofore un?
pledged to Merritt rushed to him In a
scramble to get on the band wagon ami
so procure good committee assignments
And while it was all going on the "old
guard'' leaders of various politi?/al gen
eratifins from Lou Payn down to "Dan"'
Strohel stood around and grinned.
The real fight ?ame over the clerk?
Ship?p?tty In title, but important in
patifniage and political possibilities. As
Ray Smith ran the clerkship. It was
virtually an autocrm -y. Assemblyman
on thr fl?>,?r ?barged that Smith was
more powerful than Speaker Wadsworth,
?ml that no member's legislation could
! ),? opposed it. Merritt, to
be sire, is no Wadsworth and Ham?
iii"inl is no Smith, but he -v?. ill have
Smith's brains and political sagacity
ronstantly on tap. So for all practical
purpose?? his ?lection will be the elec?
tion of Smith.
It wai not until late to-night that
Smith himself withdrew, when Brie
County, New York and Kings repre?
sentatives had refused t?) be parties t?.
his selection and some of tin- Ass? mbly
men bad threatened to bolt the ?mucus.
Strange Opposition to Smith.
Strange to sav, the stat? chairman,
William Barnes, jr.; Francis Homlricks,
of Syracuse, Smith's old patron and
besa, ami ?leorg?' Aidridgc, of Rochester.
opposed Smith vigorously. Tiny were
Inclined to Kiipjx-rt William If. Ten
Byck, of New York, an "old guard" man,
who was n?)t acceptable to a large ? !??
tnent of th?- New York ?'??unty organ?
ization. This was takes Bl an effort to
handicap Samuel S. Koenig. president of
that organization.
The situation was so disturbing just
befor?' th- caucus that the leaders found
it netessary to consult with Harnes, ami
In spite of the state chairman's r?n
nounccd policy lo keep his hands off the
result of that < ?>nf?rcn? ??? was that th?
"??ord was passed around t?> make Ham?
mond the candidate of the regulars.
Smith withdrew his candidacy in favor
of his fri? n?l Hammond before tin un?
cus opened.
The b'titnce ?,f power Seemed to be
with Erie nul Kings counties. T|ie five
members ?if Erin ('??unty early in th;
fventn,: ?MM a m.?<iiiig, al Which they
decitJeU un?|er .?, ?oii??idcr.itioii to nii|>
j' a eith'.T Smith or Hammond. Their
candidats tans Henry Se?iheim<r. former
asaibtui.t i<)ii:i.al ck-rk of the S?nate, bul
they asnj-eed to -Mes by the r.suit of
M-s-sraa m bs?iw?a_ the New Y??rk and
Kings ?OOOIIty (Megatioiis, which lasted
right tin in tb? tuno ?f the t-aaoua Tho a
delegati'uis "folded to prpSCSIt tin- nnm"
"f .lohn )? aiturlKht. Tan tt/ck wlth
?_rew his eaadidacy m favor ??f Ham?
marid ?Alien :?. ?.?.a? found lie ? ?>uld not
bt ilatHei.
HiirJng th?. sfternooii the Albany, .Mon
'?7?e, Onelda .. j j * I Jeffi rson county men
; not t.? Mipport Smith, but had
hat agr?.-i-l 01. ?.i y one < amlidai?-. 'I'll, m,
With the Fr.? , KlltgS and N? w V?>i!. men,
'"'?'ll-fl !.,(!,- [j. i,,, lin, is against Siiiith.
sod it was known thai there were suffi -
' '' ?*l in other eoun?
""s sgal l h . i" wake hii electl??p
--I ble.
The Baui |.. , ,..,. almost a rcjilne
affair. There .-. ;?? a large fhroni >?f
' oniimii'il ?m _?-< ?jiiU S?fS
Kex Beach
The author., The Barrier"
has written a story of Alaska
lire that has humor, romance.
and dramatic action. Sec '
The Wag Lady" in the next '
Sunday Magazine of the
New-York Tribune
1_
OPERATION FOR MME. CURIE
Noted French Scientist Has !
Acute Attack of Appendicitis.
Paris. .Inn. 'J.-Mme. Curie, the noted ,
scientist, who received the Nobel prize
f?.r ?homistry last month. Is suffering i
from an acute attack of appendicitis. ,
She was removed to a hospital to-night
for an operation.
OUTRACED THE MAURETANIA
Destroyer Mayrant Made Circles
Around Fast Liner.
Newport. R. I., Jan. '_'. Naval officers
here regard as ?if much Interest a feat
accomplished in Novetnber last by the
torpedo boat destroyer Mayrant in iwi????
encircling the rjunard liner Uauretanla
while Loth vessels were at full speed.
News of the incident only be. ame public
to-day.
The Mayrant was cruising <?rr Kan?
tucket when she sighted the swift trans?
atlantic liner. The war cr.;ft was sent
a? voss the steamer's bows at a ?lisian e
to assure safety, and was headed aro,nul
the speeding liner until she had acc.m
plished two complete circles
Assuming that the Mauretanla had
been an enemy's cruiser, the torpedo
boat destroyer would have been ?ble t.?
keep it within operating range at all
times, naval officers gay.
The Mauretanla grounded in the Mer?
sey on December 7 last, and will n"t be
In service again until March next, the
vessel's keel having been twisted and
some bottom plates damaged.
SOCIETY YOUTH KILLS LYNXJ
Dewees W. Dilworth Finds It on
Friend's .?enox Farm.
I By Tclojcmph to The Trlhune I
Lenox, Mass.. Jan. ?. Dow?e \v. Pii
worth, son ??f Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R
DllWOTth, of No. '2'2 West r?.r?th street.
New York, who was ?a holiday guest of
ilildreth K. Rloodgood at Mepal Farm.
In New Marlboro, shot a Canadian lynx
on New Year's Day while hunting rab?
bits.
Mr. I >il wort h found the lynx in a
ledge of rocks when his rabbit dog came
bac k to him and crouched at the hunt
. r's feet. Mr. Dilworth shot the wildcat
twice with a repeating shotgun. The ?-at
had Vest) poaching on the Mepal farm
for a long time and had badly friirht
ened the employe*, it weighed twenty
;.\, pounds.
CHANGE RELIGION TO WED
New York Couple Selects Parson
Nearest to Station.
Bj, Tel'-Kraph ta The Tribune.]
South Norwalk, <'onn., Jan. 2. Miss
Sophie Hertha l.arscn and Louis Btanle.'
Judd, both of New York, who came to
Norwalk this afternoon to he married,
had three religious beliefs in as many
minutes.
First they were (V.ngregationists, and
would only be married by a minister of
this denomination. When Herbert R
Smith, Town Clerk, told them that be?
cause of vacancies they would have to
go two miles to get a Congregational
minister, they promirtly decided that a
liaptist would do. Through a similar
circumstance they had lo go one mile*
t., reach a Baptist Then they twit? he I
to the Methodists, and when Informed
ti tal there was a minister of this faith
by they were confident that that
was their belief.
They were married and on their way
back to New York in twelve minutes.
TO FLY ACROSS ATLANTIC
Atwood Expects to Reach Ire?
land in Thirty-eight Hours.
|n>- Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
l*o.ston, Jan. Ii?Harry Atwood, avia?
tor, will attempt to fly across the At?
lantic next Kpring, It was learned to-day
from a man close to Atwood.
Th.- plans for this remarkable Irlp
have all been made. Atwood will le iv
from Newffiundland, and. If successful,
land in Ireland. He will follow ihe pal h
us,..i by ocean liners, nnd figures thai
the trip will take about thirty hour?-.
A special hydro-aeroplane for th?: I rip
has beam designed, and It is reported
that the order for its construction :ias
t,?-en placed with the Burgess company
at Marblehead. The new aeroplane will
i?e of l"?o horsepower, 08j**aa**1 the thirty
horsepower of Atwood's present hydro?
aeroplane.
The itatanos from Newfoundland to
Ireland which Atwood has marked out
Is 2.45?? miles. His machine will easily
trawl elXty-flT? miles an hour, so that
If nothing goea wrong lie ?an finish the
flight in thirty-eight hours.
AtWOdd Will carry all the food neces?
sary during the trip In his pockets. He
plans to have g* ee-ially mail?) condensed
fOO?J tablets. A few ounces will be am
,.1, ?, i th? time he will be on the way.
GIRLS SAVE YOUNG SKATER
Effect Rescue by Forming Hu?
man Chain and Using Stick.
|??> '?'? '? ar.:|,li tc, Til?- Tribun? ?
I ;ii:')uiv, Conn.. Jan. :'.?-The brav.-v
of his two girl co'npanlons on ? skating
I rip s.ivcl Harold Kirch. sixteen years
old. from drov.'.iMig today, when the ?.???
broke "" ,l" ?Nl1" POB?) h?'r<". Kirch had
!,.,n skating WM) Ruth Kirkby and Ruth
?Vilklraaon? both ?botst his own age. He
aiid i"s cornronlong ivaraj ?alone ?>" th-:
p,,?d ,nd ? ?'? 8 "H'ip Of i"-' separate?!
the gil's I'r? in H:?' ''lace \\h".c the bov
v. ..s strugglloc In th? wate?, which ara a
twelve? '<??' ''?-p
Kirch wns bec.uni,;; ' > h .est-il. atid
,1 t ,.,, u; o. i in? t.. summon ml. M
Kirkby throw har?n If fate? ?own
,;,?,,, 'the Ice and mad- her way
,,i bio. while Miss Wiik'nson clung
,/,",',, , ; , ?? , Dai t.. aupp? rl heir. In this
. ? ' ? ,.- the end ol u
. v :it?. I' ?"? Kirch and finally t?> draw
him t?) snttili ?
BY
Luke D. Stapleton Orders That
Hearing Await Decision on
Motion of Change of Venue.
SURPRISE FOR PROSECUTOR
Whitman Calls "Action Unprece?
dented"?"Tilden Affidavits,"
Like Those of Israel Tilden,
in Sullivan Bank Case.
Justice I.uke I?. Stapleton. In H rook
lyn, played s trump for tin- Hyde forces
yesterday in the game to bring the for?
mer ?'ity Chamberlain and Mayoi day
?JOT'S intimai.? to the bar <?f justice in
New York County. His order staylns
the trial oi Charles H Hyds f?>r bribery
until after Justice Lehmann passed upon
Hyde'i motion for a change of venus
reminded habitn-'s of lb- Criminal
Conns Bullding of Governor Dlx'a mea?
to District Attorney Whitman, de
livered by Stcph? n B. Baldwin, almost
exactly s year ago, ordering the l'istii?-:
Attorney t<> consul! freely with the A?
torney General and be guided by the
latter's advice in his investigation of
the whole Carnegie Trust scandal, in
both ?ases the surprise rame from out
slfle the county.
.Instic). Stapleton n?>t onl) forbids Ihe
Diatrid Attorney to proceed with Hyde's
trial, gel ?i?,un for January -, but be
forbids Justice Vernos M. i ?as?s, sitting
in the January term of th" Criminal
Uran? h of the Supreme Court from bear
ing the ?ase pending Justice Lehmann's
decision, in other words, it Is ilie order
of a Supreme ?'?uirt Justice outside the
county tying the hands of one Inatde
who is thoroughl* familiar with all th..
circumstances surrounding the n de
case, not only because he presided over
the Rei? hniaim and Cummins trials, but
because he preeided over 111? - Crimina
Branch when the lndk*tm_nts against
Reichmann. Cummins and Hyd? wer?
returned by tin- grand Jurj i?<- had
?barged.
"So far as i know," sai?i ?District At?
torney Whitman yesterday, "the sctlon
is unpreci-d.-nteil."
Declines to Discuss the Case.
Justice -tapletou, when told last iii_i.t
of the District Attorney's remark said
"I iil?-?i m?, decision In writing, and
cannot ent? r Into any discussion with
th?? lustr?t Attorney or any on?, alas
about it."
'lie ssspj ,,f |*m interest ma document
"ssrved ?,ti ii... District At torne j in tie
morning was dated January 1. 1012
Hyde appeared before Justi??- *Map*aton
In person to inak.- the S Will astllll An
the District Attorn?) ti"i no Intimation
of th?- move be aaturallj had m
present to oppose the motion. The for
tner City ?'humberlain, In bis affldavll
accompanying his request f?,t ?
Counted in brief his reasons for asking ,i
< bange of venue, referring t?- the ?
?,f affidavits collected f,,r him i?y Israel
TUden, Jr. The affidavit said
Blnce th< if ti.. pap? i , on the
iii<?li?ili I,, ? Ian?., m.- pis.f H :.tl tin.
newspapers have pubUshtd the motion pa
Pts, together with alleged Interviews ??f
the I?iHtn?i Attornej and stories t,, the
< ff?-'-t thai perjury hi,?! subornation ??;
jury were suspected In connection with the
said motion
In my opinion, th?'?- publications would
have a prejudicial effect <>n any Jury drawn
before th?. argument "f the motion t??
change th?- place ??f trial even If prejudice
do? i not ft it i?, tl.xt? ni il,m i have
already alleged
?m mv i,,hair. ,i nun wai -nt through
the ehy lo asosrtajn, so far ?* poaalbl?
the condition "f the public mind L'pon his
sworn rep'?', together with the reports of
?Htlsens exprmsed ?<> ine, I am (?onvlnred
thai i< prejudlee agalnat me has '?? ? n ?-r?
Iite?! Itl !!'?? puMic lilil??! iili'l ?liHt il
strong that even in the caae <>f ? \-i,i?i,,->- in
my behalf it would entirely overeom?
presumption ?,r Innocence t?, which I am
entitled and preven! any reasonable doubt
being resolved Is my hehalf, <?n,i that i
could u?>t have S fair ?'ind impartial trial
in this county.
Justice Stapleton <:itis?.i the District
Attorney for not postponing the trial
until aiier Friday, the day sel for argu?
ment before Justice I,? liman ?,ii the
m?>tion for a change of venue, nn<i in
Justification Of a stay he said further:
He (Hyde) shows that for many mo
prior and subsequent to the indictment bj
win in? nt language and opprobrious carica
t .r?'. a powerful, widely circulated, ear
nestly r?-a?l. Ingenious .?ml ? nterprising pr? -
i?.,s exercised it? liberty In execrating him.
He further shows that Investigation re?
vealed, by Inquiry of different persons In
rarlous lo all ties following divers?
that a prejudice exists agarnsl him.
Israel Tilden's Affidavits.
An ?xamlnatlon ?>f the records in the
rase of David A. Sullivan, pr?sident
of the Union Bank, ?>r Brooklyn, In?
dicted for signing s fais? rf|i?>rt t?. the
Slat. Banking Department, shows that
an Israel Tilden acted in the same
capacity for Sullivan that Israel TUd
in. jr.. did for Hyd?-, ai a collector of
derogatory ??pinions. Sullivan asked
justice Kapper, in Brooklyn, for a
change of venue In the latter part of
la.-t October, s request thai was refused,
and file?! with his motion papers an aft*?
dai.it sign? ?i by Israel Tilden, quoting
scni?' ?0Q clUsens by nanu- to the effect
that Bullivan ?should b?; "bung," "strim??
up" and so on, calHng htm a "crook."
??thief and "grafter."
Tilden quoted ''hail? s K< csman, of
Adams street and Mvitl, aveniM, Hrook
I ii, as saying- a!.out Sullivan. "II,. is a
crook and ought t<? be In Sing sing."
other specimen opinions appearing in
this affidavit arc:
William -?ates, of _oov_lee, (*eney isi
. .. i. ii? ?s ? highway robber and tho
v_rsl c.k of th'-m ail." Edgar Cum?
Idams street and Myrth avenue
i rook.vii "He ought to lie buna." r*dw_rd
\i??,i? ' s? ?*_ Si""' avenue, Br?xik|yn. "Hu
? /,',,',??, and ought to be In {all Mi
tiaslan, **?'?'? _? ??**?? avenue, Bro<*klyn:
i ti l?f and s dirty ? rook.*' i: Plum,
i-asrli avenue and Pulton street. Brooklyn:
?H.. 'ought i" ''' '" lall-" J '?><?">. No.
?,,, s-uiton treet, Brooklyn: "Ought to be
All?'?'?' ?
SOILED UN THIS
WEEK FOR THE CI??
22.000 Laundrv Workers Al?
ready Out, and as Many
Wore to Follow.
TO SPREAD TO BROOKLYN
Proprietors Organize to Fight
Strikers, ; rid Say There Is
Nothing in T?us! Talk
Union for Better </7?Vget.
The members of the Ht?.mi Laundry
'!'??? ?'? \ -..? i.itt.ii. wh? h ?raa form..! on
Mond ,? :, . ,1 Tel I ?larden by
owners of laundries \?n|.-h da rough
starching a,-i?' ' m. -m-:. began t?. shut
down their : i - ?yesterday. Julies
Langfelder, pre? lenl ??f the eaaocla.
lion, ?aid thai all their laundries would
i?.- shut down to-day. Louis Lepwtn
????in is see-retary and James Brown is
treasurer of the aaao? [atlon, which, th? >
controls ?**?"> ?per ..?it e.f the rough
work in this 'it'.
A', irdlng to ihe- union leaders, the
striktra numbered from IK.OO0 to ?22.000,
;'ii?l In I,- ? ?han tw?> day?, the Strike
trould in lude Brooklyn, and 45,000
" ?uld be Ini olved.
In ref< r- ncc ;.. th.- negotiations t?.
form :i trust of laundries to control th
trade in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The
Mronx and pari "f Neu Jersey, which it
was i",; ?? i the ??unking firm of Bache
I i... ?raa to stami h#?h.nd. w. ,F. fVa
man. the -i "?: of the firm who took
the prin? ii , pan i'i th? negotiations,
??aid:
The ^i laundl firms brought a prop
Ittoi to us f,?r the consolidation of th?*
firms of rough ?try laundry owners, be
their preoenl way of doing bual
neai was wasteful, they ?aid. We should
have been their banker.? if the plan had
gone through, bul th.* term" they pro
1 v. ere not satisfactory t<> us and
? I things in th.* proposition did ri"t
>1 to o?. Por instan?-?', some of
th" laundries were t.? >??>ii out, but the
? i i iaked eeemed to Mr) Nothing
? a ? Bccorepllahed, bul thi? combination,
if It had ' 'ed, COUld n??l have
controlled the rntlr* rough laundering
trade, as a man with comparative!.?, lit?
tle (capital i go int it. This waa one
of th.- thoua i nd on? pi..positions ?>f
the Kin i thai are ??ona*tantly coming be?
fore us."
Talk of Raising Prie?.
Ml l.aiurfel?!? r WM a.*k?*?l about the
proposition :,, f,,rm a trust, and aai?l It
WM in old story and had nothing tO ?ici
With the strike. The proposed combina?
tion, which did not t.ik-- pi,i.e. was In
tended, he ?aid, to ?'nable the laundry
w?-rk?'ra t?. work |nt?-Ulio-nily In trans
l ting biihlnoea.
A meeting of i ? m??miK?rs of the ne
,ii>,i? w.t? ea?led fo .'? p m. at Tor
?:.'ir<l.-n There W'.s a division of
sentiment, appareatly, among the mem
bers ??:- t?> the b?--?t method ??f procedura
wire ij! favor ?f raising the prices
..nd then dealing with their cmplovcs.
and others nan ?or a fight to the finish.
Kepresi-nt.tll. ?-s of ?trike breaking
lag were <>n hand and talked to the
employers Some ?if them ?aid later that
a llttl?' more n?r\e would help some ??f
the employer? There are two other as
", i itions of laundrj o groara <>no enm
posed of a few nf the owners of ?arge
roiiKh laundry planta? who also do their
OWn Ironing, and the Washington Club,
who?o members contract f?>r work for
hotels, restaurant?, and railroads. For
the steam ?Laundrymen'a Association
i'ient Langfelder said last night:
?Mi members win stand together.
Nearly nil the laundries of our members
have shut down atol the. rest will shit
down to-morrow. Under the Intolerabla
,?ineltllons Which th?' strikers >**ropoaed
through their lea\ilers we would hav?? no
profit lift. Thev would n-.i give us time
t,, get if we could mee! new .ondulons.
Th.-lr ultimatum was 'sign an ggre?
ment at on. e <>r there ran bo nothing
done,.' The figure.? given by the lead, i i
?>.' th?* strike as to wanes an- mislead?
ing. They bunch up th?' wages of learn
? i-i wiih those- wh?. have learned the
iradc.
Waqes of the Worker?.
The laundr) workers are reaiiy batter
paid than most wage earners. Many
women employed as stare hers earn ,<l,t
a week, and the wages generally run
from $10 lo $80 a week. The driver.? are
paid Ml and $16 a week and they have
only a few hours to work a day, and
many of them g?-l several dollara a week
more- in tips."
Some of the largest laundries were not
Involved in the sink?- yesterday. Among
thoie w?re the twelve Wallach laundries,
the W?st Side, Klllips and other laun?
dries which contra' i for hotel work. Ac?
cording to the uni. n loaders, these will
all i,.- Involved in the strike. V.rne.n I!.
Smith, r> pr.st.-ntatlve of the Internn
iiot.il Laundry Workers' I'nlnn, who Is
now here to run the strike, said that tho
International union was going to stand
by the strike. The Ann-rii-an Federa?
tion of Labor will also support it.
"As to our confennc?: with the bosses
at Terrace ?'.urden." Bald William Ar?
mour, a strike loader, "they were willing
t?? give us a gentlemen s ai'ii-f-nient. their
word of mouth, to do what was right if
the workers stuck to their Job?. We
wanted something nior?' binding. All
WO want is fair play, fair wagee and fair
treatment f?.r the workers."
Th.- ftafa - men were- willing to quit, he
said, but they did not want to have the
horses nii-'le-'ted.
?'hi?ese laundrymen whose layouts are
near the steam laundries affected by rhe
strike. It was said last evening, are doing
th.- business of their lives. Some of
I hem. it was said, were swamped with
arda* I
CHEAP CABLE RATES TO CANADA.
Berlin. J. B '-" 'I'1 ?'" enUrtS? ?able ?er
??. .-,t half rates, which hecame effective
on January. 1 by order of the Imperial Post
OfBoa to the Inlt- .1 Mat.-, th?' ???rilian
\frl.an ?i.l.ni.s. various ?Itlnrse cltle? and
BOnie of the Urttish olonies. baa l?.'?n ex
. tende?! o. include .'anada.
Illklt " ih? stylUih eyeglaas. Kryptok ??nd
T..ii-- ivibiVr. ?peneere, 7 Maiden Lane.?
A0M ? . ?
M.I RID TENNYSON DICKENS
?Ideal son of Charles Dickens, who dl?*d h??r?? ??iddenly last evening.
ALIMONY INSURANCE
Judge Wanted To Be Sure Di?
vorcee Would Be Provided For.
Chicago, Jan. !. Under ? nov?>i eo?irt
order entered by Judge Brentano In the
Superior Court to-day, Frank J, IfcAvoy,
head ??t in automobile supply company.
is direct?,l i.i take ou I a t,!>.<">i>0 life Insur
aney poHc/ In favor of the woman to
?thorn th ? court in the same order grant?
,|<, r.f divorce.
In addition to ?becoming the beneficiary
"f an insurance policy, Mrs. Nellie M< -
Avoy ii to r< ? iv<- a t?,ta! of tlO.MO ali?
mony payable In annual Instalments of
11,1)00. Judge Brentano hit on the m
surance feature ;is a sur?- means of pro
Vidlng for tin? payment of the alimony In
the event oi McAvoy*s death The d??
fi ndatil ?lid nol conteel the suit or ?lemur
to the entering of th?* order.
RIOT WHEN CAR KILLS BOY
Police Fight Mob to Save Motor
man and Conductor.
"?/bile Bremas were hacking away al
the floor of a trolley car that ran down
and killed ' welve-yenr-old Henry Rush
at Third avenue and lfilst street, in a
hurried attempt to release bis body, the
poli?e reserves fought hand to hand tor
more than twenty minutes yesterday
afternoon with ? mob of men an?l women
who were trying to get at the motar?
man an?l ???,aductor.
The I"?' was sent to a store in Third
avenue by Ins mother. While on his
way back to his home, at No. :i?lH Kast
1,'lst street, he ran across the avenue
dlrectl* in front ?>f tin- car. The motor
man put MI the emergem?. brakes with
su? h force thai many of the passengers
?rare thrown off their seats, but he ?ouid
BOt stop the car In time to save the lad,
who was carrh'd along underneath tin?
car and then held fast
The accident occurred as .1 nearby the?
atre poured out its matinee rrdwd, and
th?- ?X? Ittamenl became intense. Some
"f the passengers In the car had fainted.
and a? these were carried out it added
to th?' confusion. Simultaneous calls foi
police reserves, an ambulance an?l the
tlremen were sent in. When the boy's
li?,dy was got out ?( was apparent that
lie had been almoel instantly killed.
Traffic was held up for tlii'ee-?iuartci3
of an hour by the accident. The police
said the motorman was not to blame.
KEPT HIS COAL WITH HIM
Boy Held On to Sack When He
Fell Into the River.
.lames Dnvldson, tea yea A old. of Mo,
1?04 Bedford street, became so absorbed
collecting coal for his mother ?>n the pier
at Canal str.? t y**_tc**day that h<!
stepped backward without thinking and
disappeared Into tin* chilly waters of the
North Hiver. Ills small companions
knew he was a g??o?l swimmer and
1, oked to see him rise and strike out for
shore, but he remained on the bottom
hanging on for dear life to the precious
bag of coal he had carried down with
him.
After a brief minute, Michael Curtln,
a bargeman, ?lived for the youngster
and found him so tightly gripping the
bag that he had some difficulty In prying
him loose und swimming with him to
the pier. Dr. Worthman. of Hudson
Street Hospital, brought the boy to af?
ter several minutes' work And as he
, 1 iii.'d his eyes one of the other urchins
ventured the remark that it must have
been cold in the water.
"(lee, It was ?old there,'' spluttered
James, "but It will be colder at home
without that coal."
GRADY HAS A SINKING SPELL
Condition of the Senator Reported Last
Night To Be Serious.
Senator Th ?mas I*. ?Iiaily. who has bei n
III for some time at Ills home, No. 151 Kast
Htb street, was reported last night to be
In a serious condition. He I. suffering
from Hrlghts disease.
The Senator had hop?-d to be at Albany
at the opening of the Legislature, but
several days ago, when he failed to rally
as well as had been expected, lie abandoned
the Idea. Last nigh' it was said at his
home ?hat he had a slnklt-g spell yester?
day Karlb-r in the day Dr Dunlin, who
has been attending him, said there had
basa an appreciable change for the better
In bis condition.
e ...
THE SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED
SAVES A NIQHT ON SLEEPER
to Palm It? ad?, bva. New York 11:16 A. .\;
ai Palm H.a.h next evenlii. 10:10 p. M.
All steel Pullmans electric lighted. Sea?
board Air Une Hy.. UM il'way ? Advt.
SON OF CHARLES DIGKEN
oies m w
'Alfred Tennyson Succumbs
Attack of Heart Disease at
Hotel Astor.
_
Ion a long lecture toi
? Lost Fortune as Ranchman
! Australia?Henry Clews Heac
Plan to Aid Destitute
Heirs of Novelist.
I Alfred Tennvson Dlekens. eldest si
' vlvlng son of Charles Dickens, the ne
eilst, died if?'t evening at the Hotel /
j tor from heart disease, superinduced
Jsn attack <<t acute Indigestion. He h
planned to lecture last night at Kin?
ton. Karly in the afternoon, while
the lobby of the hotel, he suffered a i
i newal of an attack of Indigestion th
'seized him on Monday overling and h
to be carried to his room, where he w
put to bed.
HetWOeil ?"', and i O'clock Mr. Dicke
told A. Siemerling. his private seer
Itary. that he felt better. He dictated
letter to the rnanatjar of his lecture b
renn gt hin home In Melbourne, Au
tralla, and then dropped off to sleep,
little after ." o'clock he awoke and ask?
his secretary if he had notified h
cousin, <; W. Lawren e, of Pelhan
about his nines? While the secretar
SU penning ,h?> letter Mr. Dicker
raised himself on his elbow, clapped h
right hand to his heart, gave a gasp an
fell back on his pillow, dead.
George W. Tra\ l?>.\ the assistant mn
ac?r ft 'he he t?l, summoned Dr. S. ?
Burt, th" house physician, am! Dr. <
Perley f.rav, hut Mr. Dlekens had be?
dead sewral minutes before they reach?
his !>? <Hi'l Cable messages were ser
to his slater, Mrs Kate Peruginl. in Lor
den. and to his .1 Itlghter, Miss Katlierlr
Dickens, In Melbourne. Th?* body wa
removed to the undertaking establish
ment of A. "I>'kelberg. No. Bt4 Klght
avenue, where It will he held pending In
striic tions from relatives.
Mr. Dickens recently left his shee
farm in Austialta.. where he had bee
since h? ama twenty years old, and wen
t?, England to lecture on his father's lif
and ?or1;. F.arly In September he ex
periencr'd .1 slight sunstroke on a crickr
field near Lordon. He went to Posto
early In October {c begin his le? ture,ton
?if Amerlci. rid appeared in New Yor
on Octohcr 1<>. and then went as fa
We si as Denver.
Ill on New Year'* Day.
At Indianapolis last Friday he lecture?
before an andiene?* of five thousand per
sons, and was afterward the guest o
James WhUcotnb Riley, the "Hoosler'
poet. an?l Meredith Nicholson, the ?tor?
writer. After dinner the three posed ?i
a group for their pictures. Mr. Dickem
came rlgnt on te> New York an?! .-pen
Sunday with hi* cousin in Pelham. H?
passed KO*f Year's Day in his suite ai
the Astor dictating letters, and starte?
to go to the theatre in the evening, bu!
was prevent d by indigestion.
? Mr. Dickens was born at Devonshire
House, opposite Marylebone Chur'.-h.
London, on October 28. 184."?. Lord Al?
fred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, was his
godfather. He went to school first at
Boulogne, France with his three
brothers, Frank. Sydney and Harry.
They were ft Boulogne five years. Al
fro<l returned to England to attend
Brackenbury's Military School at Wim?
bledon. While he was there his father
was writing "Great Expectations," and
Alfred used to tell how members of the
family discussed the book among them?
selves an?l how his father often read
aloud to them at (?adshill.
At the age of twenty Alfred went out
to Australia to lead the life of a pioneer
that his father was always referring to
in his liooks. After two year? he was
joined by his brother. '"Ted" Dickens.
The boys lommunhated regularly with
their father, tho last letter having been
written three weeks before the novelist'??
death. At that time Alfred was at
Corona Station, fifty ralle? north of the
present site of Broken Hilla, New South
Wales.
Alfred entered extensively Into -.hcep
Continued oa ?ev?ntli page. 4
ROOSEVELT CRY ONLY
A LA FOLLLTTE TRICK
Mr. Tait Not at All Perturbed by
the Ex-President's Failure to
Declare Where He Stands
Regarding Nomination.
HAS SENT NO MESSENGERS
Wisconsin .Senator's Boomlet
Receives Hard Blows from Gov?
ernor Osborn of Michigan
and Ohio Progressives?A
Change of Front.
I The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington, Jan. _. ? Ex-Rresidpnt
rtonsevclt must declare h h determina?
tion ''tinder no circumstances" ta a**?
??ept the Presidential nomination thl?,
ear, or h? will Incur the undying en?
mity of tho La Folletteltes. That Is b"
??omitig ?tally more app. . nt as the run
ttnued ?I scusslon of the former Presi?
dent as a Presidential possibility con?
tinues to destroy the tender shoots of
th La Follette boomlet in the few state?!
wh re it ha.? shown any signs of vital?
ity. P.-alizing the hopelessness of their
pa ition, the La Folletteltes are filling
sii'h newspapers as will print their mat
t??? with declarations that President Taft
is worried by failure of Colonel Roose?
velt to declare himself, that Mr. Ta't
h;.s sent messengers to Mr. Roosevelt re?
questing su? h ? ?1er la rat ion, and much
more to the same effect, all of which, by
the way, Is wholly Innocent of any foun?
dation In fact.
Mr Taft Is by no means anxious to
have Mr. Roosevelt de? lire himself with
regard to the nomination. The talk of
Roosevelt Is doing yeoman's service for
Mr. Taft. It Is serving most effective!v
to destroy all sporadi? and parasitic
g-rwths on the Republican party. Mean?
while, the work of securing Taft dele?
gates is going quietly on, with every
prospect that in due time the Roosev? 't
movement ?ail! die a natural death, with
no concrete action by the colonel him?
self. Rut even- If such action were
nee'led for the unification of the party
by the time the national convention met.
this would be far from the most effective
time for it to be taken?from the Taft
p< it of \ iew. .From the insurgent point
of view It is now or never, for so long as
there Is talk of Roosevelt the La Fol?
lette boomlet ?an proceed only back
wan!, and if its present rate of progress
la that ?lireetion remains tin?fee? ki ?I, it
will soon be indistinguishable with the
naked eye.
Quick La Follette Change of rrcnt.
With that slippery agility whi.-h ha?
long been th?- first characteristic of their
?hief. the La Follette!', ?-s sought to-day
to distract attention from their <l?.f?at
In Ohio .?nd from tl?e arraienmer.t ?>'
Governor Oehors of Michigan, ; sse
c-.iting a prompt shift and declaring that j
they ha?l never hoped to secure from the '
Icsurgent ulng of the party in Ohio in
indorsement of La Follette, but thai their
whole purpose had been a***hleved wi'.en
they Secured S ?leclaratlon ?)f ?[position
to Mr. Taft. Nor <1I<1 the confident pre?
dictions m ids scarcely a week ago. that
the Wisconsin COntortiontSt would re?
ceive the itnpbatlc indorsement of the
Ohio insurgents cause the slightest em
be_Tasem?**nt to those who executed the
right about faca, It Is only fair to admit
that the slognn of those who have seen
fit t?> support Lu Follette?with the ex?
ception, of curs?, of those who are in
his pay?his been "anything to bea*.
Taft.". Incidental thereto, it i? Interest?
ing to no?" that when that statement
has beon made In these columns, as it
has repeatedly In the past, It has eallol
forth angry protests and assertions tha*.
the La b*OllettesteS were actuated by less
ignoble Tims, but to-day they are glad
to hide ?h? ir ?ief??at behind a dectoraltoa
of that '.vorthy purpose?a declaration
the truth "f which few will care to deny
in the case of Glfford rinchot, James R.
Carlleld rind other disappointed and dis?
gruntled members, of the last administra?
tion.
Alleged Promise to La Follette.
So far do the La Folletteltes now real?
ize the futility of the effort to secure the
nomination of their candidate that their
chief press agent announces to-day that
Senator La Follette, with Mr. Roosevelt
nominate ami re-elected, tfill find Ills
future "in the leadership of the Senate
during a four-year perlfjd of great con?
structive legislation"?an assen.on which,
takes no heed of the fact that when Mr.
Roosevelt was President before he never
dared intrust any important piece of
constructive legislation to the Wlscon
sinite, and of the further fact that ther*
is little prospect that, whoever may be
the successful Republican candidate for
President, It will be many a long year
before a La Follette can lead anything
but a faction In the Senate.
Of course, Hie plain words of ?'overnor
Osborn of "'khigan greatly added to the
discouragement of both the paid and un?
paid employes of the Senator from Wis?
consin. Coming from Oaborn, a Pro?
gressive Republican, and telling the ex?
act truth about La Follette, with neither
bitterness nor exaggeration, It is bound
to do La Follette great harm, and. ?fl?
ing delivered so close to Wls?onsin. it
la feared that It may servo still further
to open the eyes of the peupla of that
state to the fact that "Fighting R?>b" has
always fourht or? the winning side, hus.
always espoused a cause only after it
had gained sufficient Impetus to insuce
its success, and has never attacked an
evil until he was quite sure it was In n>
position to strike back.
No Taft Messenger Sent to Roosevelt.
All talk of President Taft's sending a
mc_senger to ex-President Roosevelt to
ask either a ?ledge or a declaration re?
garding the coming convention Is sheer
nonsense. There are three members of
President Taft's Cabinet who aro on
terms of in _ mac y with Mr. Roosevelt,
who, when they kd to New York, usually
take a meal with the colonel, and who
could easily Inform the President of his
attitude if Mr. Taft expressed any par?
ticular inter?'7?t In It. These are Messr?.
Meyer, -tlmeon and Fisher. But 'rt?lt

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