V^ IAXI ? >? 23,790.
T<> morrow, fair; north wind?.
NEW-YORK? THURSDAY? JANUARY 4, 1012.-SIXTKKX PAGES.
PH?lTIT ilW firV'T la CHy of New York. Jereej City and Hohoken.
It It |j W.tL V D.tl ELOTE HERE TWO CENT?.
TAFT A CANDIDATE
TO STAY IN RACE
"Nothing but Death Can Keep
Me Out of the Fight Now,"
He Says, Setting Rumors
REASSURES HIS FRIENDS
President Does Not Believe
Roosevelt Ever Said Health
Might Cause His With?
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Jan. ?t.,?President Taft
look occasion to-day to relievo the minds
of many of his friends who may have
been anxious lest he should he wavering
in his intention to remain a candidate
for renominaticm. The President made
It perfectly -dear that he was In the light
to stay and that there was no ground
fot apprehension that his health or that
of any member of nil family would
make it necessary for him to withdraw
from the race.
"Nothing hut death can keep me out
of the fleht now," th.- President ?s .incit?
ed as having said to on- of his callers.
President Taft has no idea whatever
that ex-President Roosev?-lt ever gave
the interview credited to him, in which
he was made to say that ?possibly the
health of the Prosidont or that ?>f some
member of his family would had to Mr.
Tafts withdrawing from the race. Mr.
Taft believes that t'o!on<*l Roosevelt is
far too manly to have said anything of
the kind. Nevertheless, in view of the
fact that Colonel He. isevelt has deemed
it wise not to deny the interview. Mi.
Taft has thought it only fair to his
friends to make his own position per?
It was not until some of the party
leaders went tee the President and told
hi.n that such a ?IHlSSlllHI. credited to
el Roosevelt and undenied In any
quarter. Bight do harm, and would al?
most Inevitably tend t?> discourses some
of the Taft workers, that Mr. Taft con?
sented to say anything at all, except
that he did not for a moment believe
the authenticity of the alleged inter?
"Quoting Roosevelt" Overdone.
' Wuoting Roosevelt" BShS, in fa? t. cone
to be the approved method of starting
political gossip in Washington, and were
it not that many of those who seek to
lend undue Importance to their own
words by attributing them to th?- ex
Presldent strioisly overplay the game
there might he much deep indignation
toward Mr. Roosevelt on th" part of
those friendly to the President. Hut
many do overplay their hands and make
it patent b) the words they attribute to
Mr. Roosevelt that not only are they
misi'uoting him but that they do not
even know him well enough to he famil?
iar with his pa? ullaritirs of speech. If
the ex-President could know all the
men who pretend to quote him. who as?
sert that they have spent half the night
with him discussing his ?political future,
and who make categorical assertions of
What he has told them, he would im
ctely ha\e to make additions to the
Ananias Club which would more than
double its capacity.
For Instance, one prominent in? tm ,r
of the Republican National Committee
came t.. the meeting in Washington and
solemnly asserted that he had spent the
greater part of a night with Mr. Boose*
\cit. that Mr. Roosevelt had told him
that liniMff 00 circumstances would he
take himself out of the Presidential
equation, and that it was more than poa
Lhat he would be a candidate t.r
the nomination before the national con?
Then cam? another member e,f the
national committee who aascrtsd that
he had enjoyed an squally long con?
ference with the ex-Presid<nt, who bad
replied repeatedly to the suggestion that
th>- convention was iike-iy t>. nominate
bin: whether or no with the word.?
"they better not," and had finally
"Well, if they do, they will merely have
to roeel again and nom?nate some one
else, for I won't take it."
.ourse, th?' probabilities are that
Mr Roosevelt did not make any of these
statements ?attributed to him, but that
each member of the committee went to
see him imbued with an idea of whero
he stood, that he made some such sug?
gestion to Mr. Roosevelt, and that ba?
be did nut ears tq deny it the coin
niltteeinan < ame away persuaded that
the ex-Pr< side nt had said Just what he
had expected him to say.
No Message to Oyster Bsy Probable.
The* suggestion has been mail-: th;it
President Taft might follow the cours,!
Which Mr. Roosevelt pursued with Sen?
ator llanna in 1!H?4 find ?end some mes?
sage to Oyster Bay to the effect that
"be who is not with in?- Is against me."
There is not, however, the slightest
probability thaj President Taft win do
anything of t'.ie kind, particularly at this
The famous Roosevelt Hatina message
was s?'tit Ju.-i on the sve Of the Ohio
state convention, when the time had
corne that a de? laration lr?>n? Mr. Haima
?as of th? utmost Importa in? Now,
however, as was point? d out in these
dispatch?** this morning, the talk of the
r*OBclble nomination or Mr. Roosevelt Is
I?r??ving most us.-ful to Mr. Taft, for It
Is ridding the Republican party of all
?poraelje and parasitic growths That of
itself would be quite SUAcisBt to pi
Mr. Taft taking such a step as Mr.
Roosevelt took in the spring of 1904.
Ther, ?? ,. t),,..,. ?,.,, Intimate friends
"r hoth Mr Taft and Mr. Roosevelt Who
?*?<? confident that in die time Mr.
' '?''It will show l hat he is In-e from
?">' h'.stllity t<( Mr T;i|t ilM(1 th,.)r j,,,,,,.
9PXS will |,e ?xerted to prevent any step
f,n either >,??i,. which would make a rsc
-thclllatlon between (hese two statesmen
**t Is known that Colonel Roosevelt has
IviUiaucU ou Uiiril i BSS.
Breaking Into Society
is a subject that interests more
people than one might suspect.
A clever, satirical article with
this title, by AN OlDTIMER.
will appear in the next Sunday
?Magazine of the
Sbefket Pacha, General of Young
Turks, Believed Killed.
London, Jan. 4.?Dispatches reached
l'cro to-iiirh? reporting; the assassina
ti??n nf Mahmoud Bhafket Pacha, the for?
mer Turkish Mlniatar of War and com*
mander Of the ? ?institutional army which
for? ' d the surrender of Abdul Humid.
Then- ar.- rumors also of a rising; ?n
Constantinople, but dispatches reoeived
direct from that city late to-niRht make
m? mentl-i of such occurrences in the
CARDINALS IN DANGER
American Prelates Sleep in Hotel
While Fire Rages Close By.
Naples, Jan. 3?A fire occurred early
this n**_rn*ng In a lnmher yard adjoin*
lug the Hi rtolinls Hotel. In which Cardi?
nals Parley and 0*Con_all are staying.
Fur a time I. s.-emed as if the hotel was
la dancer <>f catchlas flre, bnt th?
American cardinals knew n?>thlt.K of the
?" i-urren? e, as they slept throughout th.
Some ?if the published accounts <*f ths
Incident say that the ?ardi?al? mad?*
their aaeape half dressed, hut In reality
they ?li'i not learn of the fire until later
in th?.? day.
SAVE TWO MEN IN A BOAT
Searching Party Finds Them !
Frozen and Unconscious.
Marooned for hours in the marsh i
- adjacent <? Jamaica Hay and ex*
poaed t<> ths bitter cold of a winter's
nipht in in >,)fii boat, John Peterldn, ?>f
u M ,-it:'i ?Saal filth street, ami
William Oreder, ?'f Av?-ntie M and Rust
?"."?I street, Flatbush, were unconscious
and almost frozen to death y?laterday
w It-ti found by ;? searching; party.
The two man had set out on ?? fishing;
trip Tuesday m??rnln** in the motor boat
P tjt?-. and had (one to the fishing,
?rounds off Rockaway Point They
--tailed for home late In the afternoon,
ai - while ?uljig through a ?reck <>(T Ja
Ba.V the propeller of the boat
Ftruck a BUbraar*ES*d l"g and was hroken
Peterkiu and ?.reder tried to repair it.
hut were unable t<? ?i<? s??. They had no
?ars and drifted h?-)pl? as with the tide.
Al! through the nlfrht the men floated
_fa__t in th.- hav. They tried t<> keep
warm by swinging their arms, hut drow
slieRS finally ?>\errarne them and they
lay doten in the bottom of the boat.
Joseph (Jredir, a brother of William.
organised i a? ar? hlnar party yesterday
mornln(r. nnl after running up and down
several Inlets they ?jame across the Pe?
tite, drlftlmr aimlessly about in the cur?
MORDKIN TO QUIT OPERA
Russian Dancer Will Go to Win?
ter Garden on January 15.
Mikail Mordkln. the Russian danger.
will not appear with the Imperial Rus?
sian Hallet after January 15, He then
to th?- winter Garden tu dan?-e
with his wife and with Mips I.opowkowa.
Max Rablnoff, the manager of the Rus*
lian Hallet, ?aid last night that he had
transferred Mordkin's contract to the
BhubertS. Mordkin's place m the hallet
will he taken by Mr. Vfilinine when th<?
orftanizfltion k<>?-s on tout.
Mr. M**r?dkln, when seen last night,
appeared an"/tiling hut pies*aed with hin
engagement with th?- Russian Hallet.
"I am through with Mr. llahliioff," he
said, "though I ?'"?? i?<-rf?-etiv friendly
with Mi. Gattl-Caaaasa, and shall con*
ti?tOS to danOB at th?- Metropolitan.
Alter January 1%, howr-v? r, 1 go to the
\Vint?-r ?iarden. 1 am sick of the whole
businasa, ar. 1 am Kla?l to get out of the
Mr. Rablnoff .?aid: "Mordkln will
dance at th.- Metropolitan as per Belted?
ui<-, and afterward goes to ths Winter
Garden. 1 hav? tranaferred his ***~iSB*__ct
to the Sliiiiii'-, and Mr. V'olinlne will
take hi? place when are f*0 on lour."
Mr. Mordkln's troubles hav?- beao
many. His quarrel with Miss Anna Pav
Iowa is note well knott/n, and was pr?>b
ably on" Of ?? reason- why Miss Pav
luwa did U't coms to America this Ben?
son. Mordkln aras operated on for
appendicitis m October, which k?-pt him
out of the Russian Ballet for s<-v?-iai
NOBLEMAN IN AUTO SMASH
Prince D'Aragon's Car Hits Tree
with Disastrous Result.
i'rin??? Plgnatelli t***___g0_? who Is said
to be a ?ousln of Um Klag of Spain, ard
Is Staying at the Kltz-?'iirlt<>n Hotel, 46th
Street ;'"?' MadiHIB avenue, was inj'ir'-d
la'.?- ysatStllSI afternoon when his slxty
li)i sejinw?-?' touring ?"ar, wliich he waa op
eratlng, rrashed into'a tree in Ike sast
dii?.?- of Central Park, '?'he ma? hin?- was
smashed and bs an?i his chauffeur, Paul
Man?an?!. w< r<- thu.wii lo th?- roadway.
I'rlii?-?? I)'Ata??'li was hruised on tin- ore
bead ?""' S/as taken to his hotel In a tax
ic.ii), after behn attended hy an antbu*
la rue surgeon. The c-hatiffeur was not
"I was t"lriK up ll<- ?'??st ?lrlve of
Central Part snd ?as opposiis ?**?"*'?
!.. i, in th?- middle of the roadway, when
ths steerlni ??????r <?f ths machine s?m-iv<-?i
and the car smashad into a tree," the
prime said OVSf the telephone last night
?Patrolman G-Ugh, ?>f ?he Arsenal police
station. '??i-1? la the vicinity when the BO*
cident occurred, >?n?i he acalatad thepriaas
?,n,l his ?-liaiiffeui- t?> their feet.
FLIRTATION COSTS $f>.000
it win ?"*?' Charlas P, Warth '?'*? *r'.""''
for his flirtation aitb .Miss Baa Qatfrlaad
,,? ?i,,. Boardwalk ??t Atlantic City. The
vounK ?"man su-?1 Wai-th In the Supreme
Court f"r ?''r,.?"" tot hrrarh ?>f promise.
Th.- def?trn?tlant adSSiU?d the flirtation. hu'
denla- that be ever pt-sstsed i<? marry Mis?
IMS 5,10 MILES
Man Badly Injured in Tro
Accident Keeps Wife in
ASKED HER TO MEET r
Passengers on the Verdi Tell
Strange Fate That Befell Er
gineer of Rio Light and
Among the early \ isitors t?> the L
port & Unit Line pier, In Brook
yesterday was Mrs. Harry Focht,
Cleveland, whose husband WSJ a i
m huit on the steamship Verdi, in fi
Buenos Ayres and Rio eh* Janeiro.
Ehe received a wireless messsge fi
him several days ago saying that in- i
returning on the Verdi. He asked t
she- come to New York before Janu
.'?, staling that hs would Join her at
The young woman arrived from Clfl
land ?m Tuesday, and was ein the i
yesterday long before the Vordt
Quarantine. When the vessel CS
within several hundred yards of the d
Mr.?. Kocht looked snxlously for
husband. Persons itandlni near
w.-re able t, > distinguish friends :
relatives on board) but the young won
from Cleveland was unable to sec
"1 should think he would be on dot
she- remarked to a woman beside h
"(?f course, he may have forgotten
overcoat In Rio and does not wish
come out In the- cold air."
Whe-n the Verdi touched the bulkhi
l>r. Bradley, the ship'.- surgeon, leai
over th?' rail and asked a friend ushe
t?. SOS U there was a Mrs Ft?' lit on I
pie r. Presently the* young woman w
Informad that h?r hush.nui was ?u
hoard, and she bee nine hysterical.
.;?> m as the gangplank was put up M
Focht was le ci ?e, .1 stateroom adjoint
that Of the- surgeon, where- she f e m I
ht r husband lying helpless upon a cot
His spin.- hail been broken a mon
ngo In a tro!l?>y accident m Rio
though anxious to have- her meet hi
the young man preferred t" k-'p i
wife in ignoran.'?' of his condition duri
the twenty-day Journey of iUe- thouaa
miles from Rio,
Focht went to Hr.i7.il six months 9
as engineer in the employ of the H
Light and Powsi Compon] Hi- wl
was t., have Joined bun ??n ?ho next ou
bounti voyage of tho ship that brous
him home vest? :
Mrs. Foe ht who had nsvst hsfa
bean ?to Mew Y.erk. planned to i . ->|
husband show hsr the ? it. e,n in* retui
Th-- : 11 j .r.-d m.ui. who i i w ?nty-sev?
rears old, was taken to Clevt
night over th.- New ^'??rk Central . - tl
care of the Verdi's wrgeon, his ? rnplo;
ers providing hm-i w;th ever) comfort
According to ?jome of th?
from Rio, i'??, ht was Injured in
m inner. A child, it is Bald, had be?
run over by ? trolley car and killed, ti
motorman i.e..no. frightened after tl
child's body was remos. .1 from tl
tracks and drove bis car away at bi|
?peed. %\ H? ti awaj tnetn the scene t
the a- ? id.iit he Jumi ed innii th? ? ai as
Red. The wild ?-ir later overhauled tl
on?- ahead ??f it and struck It with t.-i
riti? force, Injuring Focht, who was ui
of th.e passengers,
??n his arrival in Cleveland Focht wl
have travelled abOUt ."?.'??,?? miles.
SHOES TO ADVANCE LITTLI
Brockton Makers Say 15 Cent
a Pair May Be Increase.
I r?v I'- Issrsph t.. 'i hi Trlbai
Brockton, Mas.-., Jan. I. Chargln
that poll tie laps and W? Stt ri) sh"?- manu
fa? turers ara back .?i statements issue
lecently to the i (feel that shoes made i
the so-called Brockton district were I
be ad\m.. i .... ? enta ? pair, ami the
makers wer* In ? combination, t" ad
vanee prices, ru< mbers <?f the Brocktoi
Shoe Manufacture! ' Association to-*di
vigorously denied th. rumors, They as
sure ci the publie- that the Increase In th
price to the consumer will not be mor
than |E rents s pair. Thai, they eaj
Is due to th ? in? reaeed i ost ..i raw mate
rial and labor,
John 8. Ke lit, j reeldi nt "f 111 ? ? associa?
tion, said to-day thai the price mus
advance- but i"t lO any sin h ridlCUlou?
figure -is had been Quoted In New Tori
HAD "JOY RIDE" IN ENGINE
Arrest Followed Collision with
Norwich Boat Train.
Webster, .Mas.?., jHn. :?.?a loocmotiTs )<>\
Idle- Is said by N?'W Yelk. N.-W H.IVeil ?
Hartford Railroad Officials to have- .an.?..I
? head un eollislos to-nlghl with ta? Ne
wich Une hieat train, running between
Worcester and New London. Eleven pns*
sengers were Injured, Ralph I. Jardine-, a
Wsrcsstsc cigar ranker, who is saM U
have been at the throttle of the wild cn
Kln<-, was arrest.?1.
The pssssngsrs on the boat train received
a I?hcI fright and shock. All proceeded on
while tin* angina was ?rtsirllrn trithout
?m occopaal in ths railroad yard ?t War?
Oestl i. .J? ? ?tin?- Is salel lo have (limbed
aboard and to have- run It over seventeen
miles In a wild illKht lo this city, where
il,?- . oilhrton occurred. Botl? saginas were
?stacked, ?Plying coals sat Bre to ths ea?
preM .:ii "f ?he bont ?rain an?l ?he local
department satina wished ths Mass
BRONCO BUCKS BOLD BANDIT
j Dishwasher Holds Up Bank Cashier,
but Is Foiled by Balky Horse.
I Tulsa. <">kla.. Jan. L?Walking ln?o the
j bank of Hlxby. Ht Blxby, a small town
lift,.-ti miles southeast <.f Tulsa, a man at
I the point <>f a **'"" '" M UP "''' ^???hier to
! day. obtained fW, rushed out ?>f the hank
iiiai mounted ? horse, which. hswsesT, wss
?aas bronco and commenced b 'ing,
The eaahler bad fives ths alarm, and the
man was pulled from his horse by a CTOWd
that had eongregsted. He was f.mn.i to
I. r Mick, dishwasher in a Blxby
resiaui/inl. and ua? plncsd in the Tuit,^
. OFF LAUNDRY WONS
Violence Appears in Latest
Labor Struggle?Spreads to
Brooklyn and Jersey City.
NUMBER OUT PUT AT 32,000
Leaders Say All Manhattan Will
Be Tied Up To-day?Em?
ployers Call Demands
Out of Question.
Violence appeared y?r?rterday ta ?he
str?>ke of the laundry workers, hut
whereas a n-w driver here and there
<?r an old ?me who had n??t quit work
was puller] <?ff the seat <.f his trag?n, yet
it s.-ems that nobody was hadlv hurt.
The. other feature of th?> new labor
struggle vest).r?la v was its spn ading to
Brooklyn and Jersey City. The leaders
declared it would extend its limit* still
further to-day and placed the numherof
sorters who had left their JobH as high
An attack aras made by a mob of strik
ers or sympathizers on John Schwartz, a
strike breaker, who was driving; a dellv
?iv wagon for John M. Heath, the nwti.-r
ot about a dozen lautulrus in Hartem,
While In? vms In front of the strike
hrad(>uarters, at No. 237R Eighth ave?
nue, lust ?.B he whipped up the horses
tu escape several men succeeded In
??limbing; on the shafts, and he was
pulled ?>ff. out a policeman appeared he
f? re the m?b could proceed further with
Its aim. and r?-ncued him, little the
worse for his experience. The policeman
then saw hlSJ safe at the laun?iry from
which he had come, In West 1.16th street.
Another wigon was attacked In West
4'th street, near the Elks Club. Several
caaes occurred in other parts of the city,
ahere ?irivers ware attacked and pulled
? fi th?-!.- "tragona, but wer?- rescued before
anything serious happened lo th?-ni.
Says Workers Are Quitting Fast.
William Armour, presiden! of l.?undry
Workers' Union No i.'?'>. ?.'ho is the prin
clpal sulk?- l?-a?l?-r, said th.it th.- mem?
bers ?>f L*t*cals No. .""t and No. .17, ?>f the
laundries, teer? ?piltting ?v?nk as faal as
they could finish th? ir |obs in hand
"We ?io not have t" ash thesji t" quit,*'
Id, ".?tul b) to-morrow there will
? n laundries, if any, In Brooklyn
which win not he tied up, as in ?ferae)
City, hesldes our own district W. ask
ot.lv ?vii.it is tin- due of the laundry
?vorkora and no more, and this is going
??? be a bigger strike thin even "??? sa*
I am ..f Manhattan will he tied
til, to-ti'oi r
l? ?.s al .t?-.i by soin?- ot ?h?- employ*
at. 1 ?st nigh I 'hat ?s a result of the at
? i?-k ??ri ?he d-ner ??f the \?a?on of the
n?nth Laundry the assjbclatlon had ap?
plied i? poll??- Commissioner Waldo for
police prot'-ctton. and afterward many ??f
the hnm?lry wagons In the upper part ?>f
the ?it? hi consequence ha?l a policeman
sitting beetde Ute driver. Policemen
?v. r? also Stationed at some of the lata-*
The State Hoard of Arbitration, through
Colonel Michael Reagan, ?hi?-f mediator.
and John .! H?a!ln. < hW of the New
Voik branch "f the hoard, called on ths
leaders ??f ths strike y?**rterday at their
:., adquartera and also on the members
of tin- Steam Laundrymen's Aaaectetlon
at a meeting in the Bernheimer Build?
ing. Ilt.th str??-t ami Lanoa avenue?, with
a view t?? a settlement <?f th" strike.
Hand Laundrymen Perturbed.
Tin- nv-cting; <<t th.- st.-am Laundry?
men's Association at th.- Hernheimer
Building was t?. start at 1?> a. m., hut It
waa th?- middle of the afternoon before
it ?-.>t under way. Th? <i?-iay was cauasd
partly bj th,' fraquenl arrival of dnte*
??'allons from the smaller hand laundry
linns, the proprietors of which lu-ld thev
ware the victims ot clreumrtancoa and
were suffering in a causa in which th??v
had no part. When an Invasion of th?
hand laundrymen took place the meet?
ing was generally on the potat <.f start?
ing;, and by the time any <-onf?'renco
with them was o\?-r some of the mem?
bers of lh<- association had prone, hut th.?
meeting was finally held ami ths arbi?
trators w>-r.- admitted and succeeded ill
getting th<- employers to agree to a con?
ference with a committee of the union,
Which will I?- ln-1'1 ??t 10 a. m. to-day in
the Fourth avenue bulbllng.
Ths Steam Laundrymen's AesoclaUon
appointed ?Benjamin ?Schneider, oi the
Nonpareil Laundry; J. Alexander, of the
Howard Laundry; Louis Loewlnsteln, of
the Central (Meant Laundry, and Monis
Roblnowtts, of the Brunswick Laundry,
to meet the repress_taUves ?>f the State
r.oani of Arbitration ?uni the committee
of the union at the Fourth Avenue
Building to-day, with Presiden! Julius
Langfeldei as an ex-ofBcio member of
the ? ?iinmiltee oi which Mr. Loew instoln
is chairman. Mr. UongteMett said whan
.?.???n later that he was very doubtful a?
t?. the chances of s settlement.
"We VOtad unanimously not to recog
nlse tii.- demands unless they are a
(real ?i?-ai i.lifted," he continued.
"They are out ?f the question as they
stand at pt.-s.-nt The BSSOOlaUdn will
nu ? t lat.- in th.- alt.rn.'on to h.ar tho
report of th?? , ointllilt???? "
lie said that tWO large steam laun?
dries had shut down In Brooklyn rather
than agree to the demands.
Strike Leaders' Committst.
The strike leaders appointed a (.?
mlttee. consisting ot William Armour,
pr.-sident of Laundry Workers' Union
No 126' W. H. llyls-n. John Might and
Joseph Waters, to meet the employers.
The strike Lader? ??aid they would send
the ?omniitt??'. bot would make n<>
ple.lge ?.: any kind and would simply
bear what was t?' b<* sal?l.
Brooklyn aaUasatad that at least eight
th.iuMin- workers on that side of tne
river were out. The first tslKns of S
strike over there were noticed In the
(.reenp?>lnt section, where there are SSV?
eral huge laundries. The number grow
r.pidly. an?! it ?"_? ????1 hy ??tie ?,f the
leaders of the strikers last night that
fully i""? per ?<'nt <>* the laundries In
Brooklyn would (M '?'"? up ?>>' to ?lay.
in WlllUmsbarg It t*_a w*c s tern of
'no tickv, ?
as the old ?'hi?ese
exiir?ss'??Ml '-.?""? *_? "'"' r_5MI__' ?
?? .shins " N'.'ilV lwo hundr.'d men and
. n. n walked ?'U* ?* ,n" Imperial Steam
i.lrv at N?. 'H" ?^'?'"??r street, and
the Manual tin Laundry ?'ompany. at
v i ??-?? ?r? ??'I?"'"' ;iVrnue, in Sympathy
With the N-w r?B* strikers yesterday.
"READY FOR A FICHT OR A FROLIC"
v. DM I RAL ROBLEY I) EVANS.
Known sn?t i--\.-.i In the navy as "Fighting Bob" Kvans and Ids eran?3son, "Bob
Bvans" Sew.il Photograph taken just before ths start .?f the battleship cruise.
e opyt lgt*.t by I'nikrs
BRIDES $100 TO $500 EACH
? Men of Russian Colony in Cali?
fornia Buy Their Wives.
Los Angeles, Jan. 8. Whether charges
will be laid against rneenbers ?>f th.
efolokan.ny of Ruaslna religious
refugees hen? WBS the problem pr?s.-! t
e-ei to-day to Juvenile Judge Wilbur, In
ib.. trial >.f Elsie N"a\ikorf, charged
with delinquency, who asssrtsd that ehe
r.iti away f?roni home when her parents
tried to force her into m. rrlage With .\
man w'h.? paid them .*Ci>?> for her.
Philip Bhubln, ?hier of the colonv. ??I
niitt?-?i that marriages were performed
without r.gnltlon of American laws.
"Wi folio* th.- customs e.f the ohl coun?
try." he fgld.
Bmll Bhnbener testified that pretty
Molokans Kins brought from $1?k? to
??"?< * ?.
THIEF MAKES $3,000 HAUL
Escapes After Pointing Gun at
East Orange Resident .
[By Te??Hiii|.h ?o The Trf
Kast Orange, N J., Jan. ft.?Caught in
th.- sel o? ransacking ? bureau on the
second floor of Join. C i kisldj ? home,
No. Ui! Harris..n Htr?'?'t. this city, early
this evening, ? burglar pointed a nun at
P, William Knolhoft, son-in-law of Mr.
Casatdy, and while Knolhoff scurried
downstairs In fright the burglar K>'l
away over the Iront pot h with fS.000
worth "f jewelry belonging t.. Mis ?Sadie
I. Fowelson, daughtsr of Mr, Caasidy,
Mr. Caasidy Is head of the Bnn ol ?
siiiv \- Sons, ?as Rature makers, of '**'i>.
188 West -'.'Id street, New York.
The ?burglar woke the year-old baby
of Knolhoft and In that way attracted,
Brat Mrs Knolhoff and then the father,
to the second floor. Knolhoff told the
police the thief was about thirty years
old, of medium height and slight build.
As nearly as he could remember, the
man wore ?? low, fashionable derby, a
buff colored suit e>f clothes and n.. nvcr
enit. lie bad a small black mustache.
The Police HsedQUafteri Of every mu?
nicipality in this section were informed
as soon as possible.
Tho man was seen by the family to
Join a "pal" in front of the house, and
the two ran toward t'entrai avenue, ap?
parently with the purpose Of boarding ?i
Central nvsnus cut" for Newark,
"l was scared," said Knolhoff, "and
saw that there was no chance for m..*,
sc I got downstairs M <iuick?y at? 1
could and told th?- others."
An Investigation showsd that the man
had first visited Mrs. l'owelson's room
and taken her jewel case, containing <i
ein.tin.nd sunburst, a diamond nsrklSQS
and a number of diamond and pearl
Pins, all valued at fsVOO .
GAGS AND ROBS WOMAN
Masked Man Gets Away with
Valuable Jewelry at Union Hill.
A robber t?oun?l and SjaggSd a woman
who was alone in I house in l'nlon Hill.
N. J., last evening, an?! ?hen carried ?><T
three rHsmend rin?ts. three i aluable br??oehes
an?l a bracelet ||?> tins not been arr? steel. ?
The victim was Mis. S:!i*ih ilalwlek, who |
lives with h?*r hush.m.i. Orlamls HaHrtcfc,
an Insurance ag?-nt. on ths ??court ti????r ,,*
a two-family he.us?- at Ns.4t?M Hudson
Boulevard. Mrs! H.clwlck was about to en?
ter the dining room Ifhsa she was con?
fronted l?y a man wearing a mask.
"Oon'l make any outcry, ?>l?l women, I
never hurt a woman yet. but If you call for
help III kill you." he said. He ?hen gnn?r?*?l
her with ?wo knotted handkerchiefs, robbed
the house and got away
A neighbor's hoy wh.> had COflgS to make
a call on the Halwhks. found th?* victim
In thS kitchen SSI*onsclO?S and gave the
COAST LITE'S "FLORIDA SPECIAL"
Solid train to r?ilm BsSch hot?-ls; one
night out: all steel electric lighted Pull?
mans: Isarss i -,; P. m?: luuertor roadway.
Atlantic Coast Line, L218 U'way.?Advt
ARABS ARE GOOD PITCHE
Chance for McGraw if Ti
Curve Baseball Like Orange
\- "riling to tin' officers of the Wl
Star liner Adriatic, In yesterday fr
the- Msdlterransnn, Mr. MoOmw ?
| Conats Mack would do well to v
Algiers and hunt for pitchers.
Mr Palmer, the purser, flsrlsrsd ''.
| the Arab boatmen hud curves and By*
thai Would astotlnd Matty, ?'????mbsr
I ?Sender. When the Adriatic arrived
! Algiers, east hound, she had about t
thousand Italians crowded en the d<
forward. As soon as ?he dropi
inchor nut came the Arabs with bo?
loHfls ?if oranges to sell tn travstl?
Presently there was wordy warfars I
tween the Italians of the steerage ?
the rendan fr.im Algiers. Empty Wl
bottles, mat linsplkes and cup a:
saucers were hurled by the Italians
the nglle boatsmen below.
Led bj Achmet. a well known Ar,
leader, the venders trained a lire
oranges that drove the Italians und
. over. There were spitballs, drops, ou
I and InshootS.
HELD HOSTAGES FOR WAGE
Angry Italians Make Federal R<
ceivers Their Captives.
Norfolk. Vn.. Jan. 3.?To be held >
hi stage's by Italian laborers, who elan
. red for their pay. was the fate of J. 1
Heard and John T. Reld, federal eoui
officials and receivers for the bankru*
Bmlthfl? Id Marl. Clay and Transport?-!
tien Company, at ?mlthfleld, Va. Th
receivers were captured ysstsrday. The
attempted to take a boat for Norfolk tc
day, hut were forced to return to
Th-- Italian.*? for some clays have bee
threatening 'he plant of the bankrur.
company. The receivers went to Smith
li.-lil yesterday to assure the laborer
that they were making efforts to rals
money by vshleh at l?-ast a portion o
their wages could be paid, but the im
pati.ut foreigners refus?.?! t.? accept th
litest explanation of the federal cour
officials and held the receivers.
Late advices from Bmtthfietd say ths
Mayor ?rock, ?>f that place, secured the
release of th" receivers from the note
upon ths proralea that money to pay ofl
the Italians would arrive without delay
The receivers, however, remain Ir
COURT DIGNIFIES A PIE
Cites Mince Variety in Deciding
Unit of Food Case.
[ r?V Tel?-?*? ipil ??. The Trlhun?*. 1
Boston. .Ian. 3.-Mince pie was cited by
the Supreme- Court today to elucidate Its
finding in a stilt against the New Kngland
Maple Syrup ?'unipany. To Illustrate a
nice legal distraction (he court found mince
Pie in..st useful. The plaintiff asserted that
maple syrup sold by the defendant nn?l
Composed both of maple and granulated
sugar "as not labelled so us to ?tale the
Tin- eeeirt rays that the purchaser of a
mlttCS Pis Considers not each Individual in?
gredient, bol the pie as s whole, an?l this
illustrates how articles composed of two or
men IngrniMsats are esnsMsred a unit of
In th ? caes befen the court it was held
that the unit contracted for was the blend?
QUEEN WILHELMINA'S HOPES
New Heir to Netherlands Crown
May Be Born Shortly.
The Hague. Jim. 3.?It Is stated Pi serai
circles that Queen Wilhelmina is expecting
an interesting family event.
Queen Wilhelmina, of the Netherlands,
who was married to Prince Henry of
Mecklenburg-Schwerin In February. 1901,
has une daughter, born on April 30, 1909.
Rear Admiral Evans, Commander
of World-Circling Battleship
Fleet, Expires Suddenly
WAS ILL ONLY TWO HOURS
Attack of Acute Indigestion Ends
Taft and Other Officials
Express Great Sorrow
"Washington, Jan. 3.?Rear Admiral
Kuhley 1 >. Kvans, kn??wn as 'Fighting
Hoh" to an admiring nation, di??d sud?
denly late to-day at his home in this
city. Acute indigestion ended the ca?
reer of ?me of the most popular officers
in the navy. He was ill a little mord
than two Hours.
Admiral Kvans, horn sixty-five years
ago In Floyd ?'ounty, Va., arose to-day
apparently m hetter health and spirits
i than he had enjoyed for some time.
: Long a sufferer from wounds received in
i the Civil War and from recurrent at?
tackl ?>f rheumatic gout, he seemed to
have shaken oft the burden of his ad
j vancing years. He displayed high spirit-?
1 at breakfast and ate a hearty luncheoa
The admiral was stricken while In rls
Ubrary at _ o'clock. His family sent *or
Dr. S. S. A?lam8, who found the patient
in great pain. After treatment Admiral
Evans fall Into a restless sleep, and it
was thought that the danger had passed.
Shortly after 4 o'clock, however, he
wok.', and, raiainr himself with ?lilfi
rjlty, said he was choking.
"I cannot get my breath," he said, and
sank la?-k. He died at i:4_ o'clock, con?
scious to the last.
At this bedside were his wife, his
?laughter, Mrs. H. I. Sewall, and his
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Piank T. Evans,
wit,- of his only son, n lieutenant com?
mand? -r. now on duty on the destroyer
Monaghaa. The only other member of
his immediate family who was not pres?
ent was his daughter, Mrs. Marsh, wife
oi ?'aptain Chartss C Marsh, command
i .. the arm??reil ? rulser North ?.'arollna.
Mr. Taft Expresses Griaf.
The news spread rapidly and caused
great sorrow in official < ircles. Presl
dent Taft was one of the first to ex?
press his grief.
"Admiral Kvans was one of the mon
successful squadron commanders wa
bave had in th?- na y for a lon-r time,"
he said. "He waa a rigid disciplinarian,
of quick decision and admirably advised
in the intricacy of the machiner
? ruis? rs and battleships and skllh-d in
drilling them. I am very sorry to h.-.ir
of his .loath."
Admiral Dewey was s<? ov?-n-omc that
he could utter ??nly a few words.
"I am ?hocked Lrycnd measure at the
sadden death of my lifelong friend. Ad?
miral Kvans," was all he could B_*f.
"My the suddtn death of Admiral
?Evans the country loses one of its most
brilliant and able offl<*ers," Secretary
Meyer sal?;. 'It was on account of his
sbUlty that I'.csident Roosevelt sele? t?-?l
him as commander in chief of the fl-< t
that cruised around the wor.l Although
on the retired list, ho had kept up his
active interest In the service, and his
unexpected death comes as a sho?7k to
Ex-Secretarv Metcalf. who happened
to he In Washington to-day, 8ai?l that l.<*
had given Admiral Kvans tho command
of the Atlantic nee: in its cruise around
the world, the choicest assignment ever
given to an American naval officer in
time of peace.
"He was practically an ill man w'i. ,i
he was selects- for this important du*y."
Mr Metcalf said, "but his splendid rec?
ord Justified the department in giving
him this recognition of his long and effi?
cient service. He was one of the most
efficient and capable officers tho navy
has known, and his name has been a
booashold word for many years."
The funeral wi? b? held ??n Frl.lay, al?
though the exact hour is not yet set, and
it is expected that Admiral Kvans will
be burled in the National Cemetery, at
Arlington, with full naval honors.
Admiral Kvans was to tho present gen?
eration the most popular and plcturesqua
officer afloat under the Am? rlcan flag.
"Fighting Hob," bis sobriquet, was the
keynote <>f his character. To that title, It
Is true, he objected. Hi_ggado<-lo was for
cIkii to his nature. Yet, however he would
wish, "Fighting Hob" he wus from first
to last, even before h>* officially won the
nickname In 1891 on board the Yorktown In
A Fiqhtar from the First.
(?ne Incident of his school days In Wash?
ington, when In- was ten years old betrays
the inherent tls?li11njcr s-treak. He was sail?
ing a toy 1 ?>at In th<? s?hool yard one morn?
ing whea another boy. evidently not ft lend?
ly to the future admiral's naval policy,
smashed the v.-ss? 1 with a strode. Th.-r?-st
little "?fighting Bab" Picked up another
stoiie an I saiaSBSli him. The boy -..as tak?ii
home on a si,utter, and "Hob" changed
schools uiuler compulsion.
Klght years later fo? nd him an officer In
Admiral Porters fleet, charging, with six?
ty-two men, ove?- twelve hundred feet of
xand In front of Fort Fisher. A Confed?
erate sharpshooter rhldled his left leg. He
tied his handkerchief over the w?uind and
ran on. The sharpshooter put a ball
through his right knee. As he fell th* 4'on
federate Hi? ?! again, and took away part
of his foot. Kvans borrowed a musket and
shot the sharpshooter ?hrough the head.
When they got the Yankee officer to the
Norfolk hospital, after the battle, prepara?
tions were made to amp?itat?* both legs.
Though weak from long torture, the fight?
ing gleam ?ame Into his eyes at this an
noun? ement. When the surgeon appeared
ready for work Evans brace? himself In
l?ed on his elbow and drew ?a revolver fr?'.n
under his pillow. He announced that the
pistol contained, six cartridges, one apiece
for the first six surgeons who tried to de*
stroy his power of locomotion. He kept h.s
legs, though he suffered from severe lame*
ness the rest of his life.
He began using a gun down in his nstive
Virginia mountains at the age of six. His
father, Samuel Andrew Jackson Kvans, a
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