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NEW-YOBit. FRIDAY. JANUABt 5. l?12.-KoniTKI.X PACKS.
PU?( T? ?)\V ?PKXT In n,y ol ?s>tT Vork'?*"'?'*" nt*mn?Hohoktm"
ERE TWO tr.STH
SAYS Fl III
NO! POSSIE HERE
Charles H. Hyde's Lawyer
Makes Charge Not Only as
to His Client, but Any
One Else.
AFFIDAVIT ON EVE OF CASE
It Avows District Attorney Has
Record Showing How Every
Juror Has Voted for Ten
Years?Tilden Ex?
plains.
On the pv?. of nrguments for a change
r?f renne In ihr ?-ms?? ?.f fhnrv? H. Hyde,
former City Chamherlain. under Indict?
ment for bribery. Max D, Steuer, eoun
?=?-?1 for Hyde, served o?t T>lstr1?t Attor?
ney Whitman at his home, No. 37 Madl
son avenue, about 7 o'clock last evening
Mi affidavit In which ho says that It is
Impossible tor anybody to K?*t B fair trial
In New Y.?rk County because for th?>
last ton year* a record has r-?-on kept in
the District Attorney's office ?bowing
h,\x every .hiror has voted.
"I hare no hesitancy in saying." de
claret Mr Steuer, "thai not only will it
be impossible for Charit*? H. Hyde togel
a fair trial on a <-h?t?*.- "f bribery, l":t
I say that it is impossible, for any one
who is charged with crime to ?et a fair
tria! In New Y?>rk County. On the au?
thority of th?? predecessor of District
Ait ?rney Whitman. 1 am Informed that
n re, ord of the rote of every juror was
kept during District Attorney Jerome's
< fhl years of offlce and during th?- two
year? of District Attorney Whitman In
office.
"I am speaking solely and only of
jurors, and I express the opinion without
hesitation that in no case can there be
a fair trial in New Tork County at the
present time In which banks or banking
methods are In any way m Issue or In
which the ;i,, isetP (person has had any
association with money institutions or
banks, and I believe that for no man
would it Po more difficult than for
>s H. Hyde."
Whitman Ready with Denial.
Although District Attorney Whitman
ha? no time lo make answer to Mr.
Bteuer's affidavit, he will tak?- the mat
ter up to-day before Justice L?ehman in
the Supreme Court during arguments ?-n
the motion of Hyde for g? of
venue, and deny Mr. Steuer's chl
thai a r?cord of Jurors' votes had i
been k.-i t in his office. He will tell I
court that s record of all spe? lal ju.y
panels has been kept, but as t?. how eai h
ror \ ?ted, such a record would obvl
lly be Impossible, valuable though it
might be to the Districl Attorn?
Bhortly after 7 o'clock the District At
torne-. recel g lawyer,
who r?-f??:-? >i '.-? ?.. : - opy
Of an affidavit from lsr.u-1 Tilden, Jr.
vho secure?! KIT affidavits in support of
Hyde's motion to have his trial ii some
county remote from New Tork or Kim's
"un account <<f the Inflamed condition
of popular opinion due t" th.- newspa
Kplaina at -.Teat length in this
sffidavlt toe methods he used In getting
137 affidavits from which Disti I
Attorney ?Vhltman's Investigators hav?
obtained 110 denials. He says it was
manifestly Imposalbl? for him t" r<-m- m
ttppearance of the in?li
t.? whom he spoke concerning
th- on the guilt ..r Inn? ?
. ; H
"1 ? - ? ? ? Danli Reeves, the
grocer, who was reported to hav? I
Tilden, "It might well l?.
il al Jead. I only know that I
went Into ?1 ir? and asked for Reeves,
a? thai red ?.n th- store, I
had m< ? Ing if it ?
U i :. ? -. ?-, r that the man reap?
ed ' ne.'
TilcJer? Got $4 a Day.
., by Max I> Steuer al ?i a day on
: ibei ',. oh the recommendation >.f a
u.-'l. who employed him In a
p pu-lty In the Su 11 h
B k : ii
"T sti i ' d ii' W si Br< adwa ," sa> h
nuld enter a pla
r ih* manager. I;
and I *.\ ..ni?! ask him if
?l? , osltor in the Carnegie
pan? Th? n i would mention
' r his Ion. It
inan> tin. greal
? ? ' U draw out my ma
'?'??? made
mdavlt."
t the hlxte? n lin. .
.'-? ? *.',.-k County
i .? petition atta? hed lo Hyde's affi
' ill Whl? I: ! ,}... ,,,,,?.
ild :,. Impossible for Hydi
i trial and that In their
' . Hyde la i ntltl? d to a . hange of
the lawyers ar? Bi
who ?...
;''' ?' t the I ? H moved
m ih,- gu
prem? i ?Gen? rol fi
"'l*'1 al.
Tn< ' all, a
partnei ol L'nt? rmy? i ; C Towns
and Benjamin P Bpellman, law partners
adjoining those ol Maa
?' St? ' oadwai .
H F i- i-. ni ? in?, a H<
held. Adolph P. i . , ,.?,!
under i uramlti ore Justl? ? Le
' the Cltj ? , .,. f,?. indecenl
In ? .?mtro.,i,i, his case U ing now
befor? | -v,, .
?' M' :' '. hla ? ouni el; Nathan ji Bt< rn,
Abraham Oi ils David !.. Pod
. Al?
io the la
('""'-'??? man Goldf? li L. Ham
r, DeLan? - ? Nli ol
\ ii.rl.a. h
?-"mers m Other Walks of Lift
1,1 addition, thirty-two affidai K
paper men, reati nroni
al manag? rs, a
?' ' tttor, and a host of oth?.
tulitiliuoJ un ?i? unit iags
Thirty States Now
Guarantee to Each
Child a Childhood
Marvellous results in liRhtcnin?*
the burdens that have crushed
out rrmny a young life have been
attained in reven years of effort.
Read about them in
Next Sunday's Tribune
TARIFF WAR IS OPPOSED
Russian Merchants Against One
with united States.
1.1.:.ii?.n. Jan. I, Many powerful Inter*
says ?in Odessa dispatch to "The
standard." are working to avert a tarif!
war with th.- United St,
An lnCT<__sin_ number <.f Russian
ch_ minis ?if commerce and merchants'
guild* are formally protesting agalnsl
the uttempt ??f the Octobrlsts to pss? i
bill in ih<- Dotims raising it)?- cust ms
duties on Amerl? an goods.
SQUAW. AGED 110. IS ILL
GreenpoiVs 'Aunt Harriet" I_
Removod to the Almshous..
Oreen port, Long Island, Jan. I (Spe?
cial).?The oldest Indian squaw in
tli?. world, Mrs Harriet January, who is
said t.. I..- HO years old, was found ill
from exposure in her hut in Webb street
to-day and was taken to the county
almshouse at Taphank. The United
staiis government Krauts her a small
pension, but tin- ? ounty win su| port h? r
wit h.?m regard t?? this.
Bhe was horn in a cave on Mont-iuk
Island and had lived in Oreenport
seventy-five years. Her parents wore
both full-blood Indians The father,
who was called Talkhouse, was chief "f
the Montauks, ami a preacher of some
prominence. Everybody here knows >h?
old woman as "Aunt Harriet," and there
were many expressions of regret to day
that she will be seen in front ??*" her
cabin no more. Bhe is quite wvil pre?
served, except that Bhe is partially blind.
This, however, has not Interfered .vitli
her attendance t<> her household duties.
Originally th?-rr were nine children in
the Talkhouse family, Harriet being the
youngest. One by one th?> family drifted
away, the boys going t" sea. "Aunl
Harrtet" Is the only one l?-ft. Bhe l'as
I grandchildren an<3 great-grand?
children and one great-greal grand?
child.
GREAT LABOR WAR FEARED
Manchester Cotton Lockout May
Start Nation-Wide Fight.
London. .Ian. .'.-? The- cotton lockout in
the county of Lancashire, says the
"Mornfng Leader," threatens s ?"till more
s**rlou8 ?i? ?? lopment namely, a cam?
pai**-! throughout the country against
non-union labor. Th< question was ?li*
cussed Thursday by th?> management
committee of the G*_neral Federation of
Unions, representing 800,000
workers, Including the whole of the Lan
' ashlre textil-- trad-'
it is stated t1 at a dei Islon of snrh a
scri.'MR n.itu-" was arrived at that an
ur_?nt whip was Issued for a national
conference t?i be held "" January li,
when propo-_Js will be submitted In?
volving more drastic action than any
thlng heretofore attempted bj organized
labor.
Msnehestei i ngland, Jan. 1. Pit- Oeorge
Askwlth, representing th.- (-?ivernment, has
? -l in hrlnglng ahoul a
? of the trou ?le betwe? a the em
and Hi?- . otton ?>?i'! op?r?t ? In
-h<r?
The lockout Invoh ? men, an?!
i ferai conferences have been held to sr
r; t._? a plan which will permit the resump?
tion <.f \v?'i !;
T?,.. !.. i itatl >n? to-flaj hetwi ? n Sir
.\s?.?\ ii : ? .yet ?? h.i Iho
.? con
ft-ren? ? was adjoiirnerl until lo-mori
_-?
NOW A "REGISTRATION TEA"
California Women Will Qualify
to Vote Between Refreshments.
Sa? ramento, <"<il , .Tit.. I. Tin first i ? -
?iti.fil movement "f the n?-\?. l>- iv(:;n\
? I,?.??-il women voters ?if Sacramento will
??. it Ii a s?. The first
"i" L-isti at i ?]. lea" "f ?I ? ? ..t "f
w <??..;. ? ? will I.-- held Jan ..i t y 21,
1er? v ill l" iiskeil ;?. lie ?.-i
i,;, a.i (?-? swear In i'.- \? "in' -i i" i '?. ' i: ;?
--o ?
BABY' BLISS FROZEN TO DEATH
Was Reputed To Be the Largest Man
in the World
i: oomingt ?: lu-. Jsn, I Leonar i
("Baby") Bliss, reputed to be the
largest man In the world, was found
frozen t?? death In his home here to day.
? I, had not I" en seen about the pin? ? ?
for several days and nclghli?"?r8 mad. an
? -?:!! Ion Thej found Ids i".?i.
: euted iii a ' hail. In his night i lt?t hes,
with gas escaping from a gas st<.<... It
ighl h.- at'. ? . i., i night g ago t ?
get wann and accidentally opened the
was l.'.rn ii? n here Ma \ I 1 RUTi,
llmenslons wei 11? Igl t. ?; feet I
Inches; waist. 71! Inches; hips, Wl In? hos;
<;<'. Inchei thigh, I'J In? hes; calf,
?_',' Inches; collar, _l In? ? 7 . .
Micks. ?-". 1.1; ?..luh;. ,.h>
poundi
i i: i
r..p?', havli ? toured i otli as a salesman
for a Li' ycle fa? tory slxt? en yean ago
He als? ' irious tun?'.? a ni, . \?
i." i i mu!.i. r hi : i?. ni ?. ? i
"i? ?i e road v. ?ti, ,? ?;.,: man's"
hall ? lub.
COLD WAVE DUE BY TO NIGHT
?||,, tttoi in kins ..i' ;? il,. ?A h);, ?,.,!| Build
oui ?ii? . i ?. i ii,i- ii,i,,i ?nation lasl
Hi;.' bj i fork w<
in Hi? grip "I ".I .?..?? thai ll.I - Ill:
g, i,.: t"i .. t-r the i.i. .
a riorthw? I
wat i i . .? follows:
tO| It, ?? .,, MM
| II, . II,lit" ' ???' '" I 'Il "I t . .
: si La? ?? m ?? \ nid . moving
' tO IIOI lll'.S, -t | .,)..; ,,,,,? h
, old? i w< nth? r i" nlghl an?] |. 11( .
THE 7_EAt-OAHr> FLOHIDA UMirE
RAV-8 A IVIGHT ON rjLEEl" R
I- '-? ?" V rk 11 ". I .M .
.. ,, |i nil n? xi ?-vi nh 10 i. i i
ii ?. ? i ' '"??
.. i. m H . USI u ?...?. Aiivt.
[MAY PUNISH OFFICERS
OF THF 1 REGIMENT
Say Military Rules Were Vio?
lated by Petition in Behalf
of Colonel Morris.
JUDGE ADVOCATE HAS CASE
Governor's Anger Alleged to
Have Led Him to Appoint
Colonel Austin as Coast
Artillery Chief.
otn.-.-rs of th.- Dth Regiment of the
coast artillery, of Manhattan, it Is al
leffed, hav.- been guilty of a afsrlous mi'i
tary olTenee m signing a petition ask
Ini that ih.- merits >>i their colonel)
William F. Morris, t.rtaldered in ins
appointment of s chief of .oast at
tillery to au?*?.1 General I>..vi.l r,. Ai.s
t , win? wa retired on laat'Monday f"r
age. This petition, it is said, was put in
Ihe handa ol a prominent cltlsen who is
a close fri.-ml cf Governor I?ix and was
given t.. the latter a few ?lays before
the order retiring Genera! Austen waa
issued.
The petition, which waa aigned by all
the oflli ? ra of the regiment, made a !
great aenaation when 11 reached the Gov- !
ernor, and the latter waa exceedingly
Indignan! tl at he, as commander In
chief, should receive auch a document
from officers In the militar., aervlce of
the atate.
Th-- Governor at once consult??d some
of : la military advlaers, who gave it
aa their ? ?i > i r? i< ?i i that the offl en of th?
regiment 11 h < i clearl) violated th? mlll
tarj regulationa, which, it is held, f-?r: i-1
petitiona from J?niora In regard to au
periora, The Governor at once unit-red
thai the in.-itt.-r be aubmitted to the
i idg? '?? . '? of the nationnl guard
to report on the alleged .lolatlon .?f
i.?cillai ?.ms, with a view t.i taking ao.ue
action of a disciplinar-?' nature against
the ? Ulcers
The matter, 11 la underatood, la still
In the handa of th? judge advocate, and
upon his report, it la aald will depend
what action th?' tSovern i te.
The Governor Incensed.
That the Governor is thoroughly in
i is well known, and hla detail of
Colonel Elmore P. Austin, of the **' i
Regiment, aa a? ting < hi?-f of < oast ar?
tillen over the head of Colonel Mor?
ris, his senior In rank, was done, it Is
said, to show his displeasure at what
he considera the unmilltary action of the
??nil?-!s of the hth Regiment.
if the judge advocate decides that the
officers of the .'th Regiment have
committed a serious violation of mili
tary regulations every one <>f then an
he trierl l.v court martial, and ill lilis
event the guard will see th?- greatest up?
roar since the ?lays of the old '_'J<!
Regiment light In ISSeit, when a num
h.-T ??f offlcera were placed under mill
tary arrest and aeveral companies were
disbanded.
in the trotihlea of the 13th lotrlment
it, 1887 enlisted men signed petitions
against their offlcera during a factional
ficht in which Colonel Edwi 1 Packner
figured, and the situation became s<> dis?
graceful that the military authorities
were forced t.? tak.- drastic measures.
Several officers who were seen yesti t
day on behalf of Colonel Mortis as
serted thai the colonel had nothing to
do with the getting up .?' the petition,
and thai it was ?l?.n?- simply as an evl
d? ice of the ? fflcers* loyalty t<> him and
without his knowledge, Nom- of the of?
flcera would be quoted, but one of them
said:
"I do not consider that the ??ill. <-rs of
the .?th Regimen! have committed rtny
offen??- whatsoever In s.u.line a ? . ? t ? t i >ri,
i,. Governor Dix pointing out ti.x
i .-lient military record of Colonel Morris
an?) asking ih,?' he be considered f?.r :h?<
appointment of i*hlef nt .-..ast artillery.
w >? .,? not fear anj courl martial, as .?.
hat ?? i <???!! guilty of in? offence, r? n
tlons have lieen senl prevloua Governors
on behalf ol officers for appointment
to cei tain posh ions and nothing s is
. -,. i sa i'l aga insi i hem
"li seems to us thai s?>me one in ai
I..HI-. wants to make unnecessary trouble
and thai it? - attempt will fall flat. The
only i hin? s >? regrel is that i 'olonel
Morris should ha\-.- been the vhtlm
through our desire to see him rewarded
after hla long and honorable s.r\ ?- .
The ways of i>??Iit ?? s n..\\ in the guard
are mj sterlous, In sa - i he leas! "
Violation of Military Law.
\ u sint? i. to?! offli . i. ? . . : ?ed in
military lav . t-ald :
"The signing nf petition? by ..lli.-.-r.s
of the national guard annol be too
? -. ??! .1- I'ondemn? d, It Is i he very
foundation ??f mutiny, and if offlcera ael
ih? example m signing petitions what
will ? ?Hated in. a do? There is no leli?
l?? i ?? au? it mal lei wo ild ?-n?! or
whal would be the result. If a |.. Hi Ion
? an I.?- Ben! foi ward in one caae it ? un
be done in oth< rs, and mllltarj r? gula
lions iiiak?' n?> exceptions m prohibiting
ah petitions from offlcera and men.
An i -i aon . nguging in auch a v lola?
tlon ol regulatl??m d? serve punishment
n , ihe ?til; ... to stop it. n i?.
true thai ? !olonel Roos? veil aigned a
i ound robin In th? ? n? mj Y countrj dui -
.ni- the war with 8| ain and wai no!
pnnl hed, bul that does noi ^-i\. ||< ..,,..,
lo < - i '? oti.. i militar) man to do th
: ; UK "
m ? ??
THREAT TO SUE (ilLDERS SONS
Their Dogl Said to Have Damage
Valuable Sheep on Clarkison E*ttte.
11 - , . i
IMtlHtleW M lo, i i ni, i:.?n,. -,
ilo Ka ?llldei
ol ti.- l.ii. i.i h n-1 W .n
:. ni.- ti., dam . ? a ... hat - been
I don? bi ti" i ?!?'-? In Tj iIngham in th?
n . u of Ina???! I? i ?... ? |. ..,i iii. ? im? ,,r
i .n ?. i ' lui .? on, >.i \. m *, oi k, tii. ' llld
, i m lu iukIi i. r. n i .n.t- m the milt.,
? i I.? SI?? nit I. II I ii . .,r il,!?.
, Itl
i i,, s .. i n : ? ... i ?> in? d th
? ? iii.b ra ?.' ..i tluin i
i I hi Ml all'I ' I i. I'l li" att? m I--li to
III.- t?l III,.I
I Irepel?' OWIied I, Hid i,ll,I. i on v hi? h
to nerti I 1??-'1hv. The < llltl
? < i- and ? 'ibi i i M! a .loin ajid In?
? ,i.iin.i? ? i I in , -1, lion? tiuin
I i j thill ? tall,
yuan mm REOPENS
PEACE NEGOTIATIONS
Telegraphs to Republicans for
Extension of Armistice Until
January 10.
PEKING MARCH IS PLANNED
Three Strong Columns of Rebels
Ready to Advance To-morrow
?U. S. May Send Regi?
ment from Manila.
?London. Jan. ?">? Yuan Shlh kal has I
sent B telegram to Wu Ting-fang, fay.?
'Th. Dally Telegraph's" Bhanghal cor- /
respondent, requesting sn exunsion of1
i
the armistice to January 10.
A dispatch t" "Th.- Post*' from ?Shan?*
haj says that Wu Ting-fang has ?hanged ;
portfolio from Kopign Affairs to .
Jiiitic?', in ? r?l?-r t" avoid friction With
Japan
Shanghai, .1 i*n -.? ITnlc-s the armis
tlc?| is extended fighting will he resumed !
?.n January ?'.. The republican troops|
ihm will commence the march on
Peking.
1: . carefully guarded movements of
the troops, coupled with the deficiency
of (he telegraphic and even postal com?
muslcatlons, make It almost Impossible
tu fjatlmate correctly the strength or
postions <>f thn revolutionaries. It is
certain, however, that these approximate
thirty thousand men. They hav a large
number of field guns and ample ammu?
nition
Three columns are converging In It?
direction Of Su Chow-fu, having th?-ir
bases al Hwalan-fu, Lin Hwal-kwan and
Ying Chow-fU. The country north of
Pukow lends itself admirably t?> tho
hohllng ?if Strategical ?positions and i ?
trenching. The imperialists must reach
the Tang-tse, which Is held by the fleet
an?l commanded by the guns ?if the
forts on the heights of Nanking. Kv'ii
If thej cross the river Nanking is Im?
pregnable until Purple Hill is retaken.
There are varied estimates ?>f General
Chang's force, which probably does not
exceed 1 ."?>,??k? men. Many of these have
been Impressed. Chang has received re?
inforcements of guns, but is seriously
menaced In the rear by the uncertainty
? ?>n.-eriiing the loyalty of Bhan-tung,
which th.re is reason tn believe Is
strongly revolutionary. 11 Is said thai
the Bhan-tung troops are ready tn join j
the republicans when the signal is I
given.
It la not lik?'ly that an actual liatth- I
wlil be f??ught for several days, although
th.- outposts are almost hinhing.
Nanking, Jan. 4.?President Bun Y it*
sen has received S letter fr.'tn Y-i.iii
Bhlh-kai, Insisting that the entire people
he permitted to decide on the form of
government for ?'nina and thanking San
fat-sen for bis offer of the ?Presidency.
The first cabinet meeting will be held
to-morrow. The position of Premier has
?been abollahed.
President Sun admits that the sltU.l*
tlon is delicate, bul is hopeful that Yuan
Bhlh-kal will avoid the terrible blood?
shed which must follow the resumption
..t hostilities.
Shanghai. Jan. 4 Referring to the
representations contained In ihe Identic
note (rom the foreign powers, ? >ui
prising the United states. Great Britain,
Japan, Germany, Prance and Russia,
which was presented by the consuls on
1.tnlier 'J??, Wu Ting-fang to-day id
dresaed a note t<. the consuls, In which
he explains the present situation. "*e
aays:
"The Republl?. confiding In Tang
s!ia?.-?is credential*?, continued friendly
negotiations until they w? e broken "ft'
t'\ the action "f the Uanchu govern?
ment. Tang Shao-yl. in refraining from
making counter proposa la said that he
acquiesced in Ihe reasons which justi?
fied the establishment of a republl in
Ihe interests ? t a peaceful settlement."
Wu Ting-fang expresses surpris?' tnd
regret at Yuan Bhih-kat'a long del?? In
agreeing to refer th.- decision respecting
th form of government t.. a national
? onventlon, Reviewing recenl events, ' ??
a?*? uses Yuan Bhlh-kai of tr? ing t ? ? mske
abortive the agreements already signe?!
h Tang Bhao-yi, thus putting in
leopard' all ? hate? s of arriving a! tie
substantial peace desired bj th.- powers.
"Tht refore," sa? s !>r Wu. 'it is with
extreme regret that th.. republican gov
ernmenl Is compelled to say that the
proapn-cts for peace hav.- been vvllfullj
nullified by th.- Manchu government,
ui ?.n whose shoulders will rest lull
sponsiblllty for a long period ..t dlstutb?
Ing Indecision, possiblj the resumption
of h istlllties."
Dr. Wu asks thai his representations
I..- Bubmitted to the re* pectlt ?? gov i n
11 I ' ' 1 ; I : '
London, Jan t A Tlen-Tsln dispatt h
t.. th.- Kxchange Telegraph Company
sa?, s that th?. rebels have captured Lan?
?h"v?. They looted ami burned th? resi?
den ? - "f th?- w- aith?. citizens and i i ???.!
the railway at Shan Hal-kwan. where
th? . arc hoi.in- "i? sil ti??- trains.
Peking, Jan I Th..it's prepare
lion for resld.' '" Mongolie la be
lleved to !..? only sgalnst an emergen? i
There has l-een ? report current that ..
i...?Id..o .? I..I th? Knil'.'i.T and th,- mam
liera ?if Ihe royal famllj la being put in
..id..r ..t Eekhe, Mongolia
Additional ireasurs t ? that , ontrlb ito .
to the governmenl bj th.- Kmpr?
Dowager lias been forthcoming from the
palace and th.- Rmpreas Dowager In
. .i an > dl? ' sddr? ed t?? th.' prln? ??
.landing a loan ' '"??? ? ?" h of 11 i.-in
t..t th.- Imperial ?suae This has ?. tul!
?u m furth? i ? ontrlbutlons "t a few hun?
dred thousand laei*
Th.- foreign banas are exi?erl*mclng
dim? um. s m . unveiling the bars ??i g..;,i
int??- silver. i''.ii.'i-i? banknotes an- n.?
longer current? silver alone being ...
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PROSECUTOR AND DEFENDANT WHO FIGURE IN CHANGE
OK VENUE CASE TO COME UP TO-DAY.
I
CHARLES S. WHITMAN
i phot,, copyright by ?'-<>. <>. Rockwood >
WHITMAN 1 ?SI
Theron R. Strong Punched Con?
ductor in Fare Dispute.
SAYS HE WAS INSULTED
Young Assistant District Attor?
ney Paroled ? Admits Car
Man Was Right in Call?
ing the Police.
Theron I. Strong, ;i Deputy Assistant
District Attorney, vas arrested last
night charged with punchim* Herman
Newfleld, a conductor <.n a ROth street
crosstown car, outside the Savoy Hotel.
When the case came up before Magis?
trate- Kernochsn, in the men's niiiht
court, Strong was paroled for examina?
tion to-nlght.
Btrong, "h.? i?, an athletic young law?
yer, li\?-- with his father, Theron O.
SttoiiK, at ?So. ?'A Baal 85th street. He
has been ir Mr. Whitman's ??tTire for the
last eii*ht?-? n months.
He H"i ???? the car with a friend Ht ?'..
li.nilms Circle, and the two sat down.
They paid their fares, he says, but when
th.- car reached the Plazs Hotel the
conductor came around a seeonil time
and ask.-.l for far. s. Strong says he told
the conductor th.- fares had been pain
and Ihen, he savs, Newfleld abused him
.*,n?l his fri? ml ami ns.-d vulgar lan?zuage. '
"I gave him a good punching," Mr.
Strons* sahl. "he. aus.- he i.se.l bad lan?
guage i'? na. and I would not take that
Horn any man. but I think he was right
in h.iv Ing me arrested."
Wht-r. the ir was stopped Newfleld
called on Patrolman Kratz u> arrest
Strong. I'; the e? Itement Strong's
friend dlaappeared, ami the attorney
would not disclose his name. He was
taken to th?- East ?lst street station.
where Ins "pedigree" waa taken. Al?
though a prlaor.er, he was no? locked in
a cell, but ? i- taken to the rear room of
th.- atation, where he "as permltti I to
sit until taken to the Night Court.
A complain! was drawn by Newfleld,
nnd Btrong, when arraigned before the
magia trate, waa told he could have a
hearing then. "1 understand," he said,
"the complainant may want to with?
draw the complaint."
New ti.id then spoke up and Bald he
would like i" consult with the railroad
company')? lawyer. He did not say he
would withdraw the complaint It was
agreed between Ihe parties to adjourn
tb?- caae until to-nlcht.
LOST TEETH AMD APPENDIX
Patient Swallows False Set Dur?
ing Surgical Operation,
li,. TaUarmph to Th* Tribun?. ]
Baltimore, Jan. ? Whether it la In?
cumbent upon a physician t.. remove a
patient's false teeth before he removes
ins 11 ?a mlix vviii be determined In the
ti- i uf a suit for $25.0110 brought in
tii ? Superior ?'out! to-day b) Clarence
R Bethel agalnat th.- Union Protestsnl
Infirmary and Dr. William a. Plaher, Jr.
Bethel claims that In- was operated
on at th-- hospital i..t appendicitis .-nul
during tin- .?p. ration swallowed his fais,.
teeth. Ho deelarea ihat the doctora
ma.i. no ? ffort t?? learn v, hether he
poss 's.-.l fais.- teeth. He waa unac
< ountahle for his a- tlons while under the
.m... nhetlc, ami If he gulped down tho
teeth while th.- operation was in pri?K
resa he la nol t.? be blamed.
it waa aome time after he recover <l
from ih?- anaesthetic before he dls.'ot
, i , ,| Ih.- loss of bis false teeth. lie
then Inquired of th?- nurse at his u??l
rdde for hla artificial molars, and a futile
M rch was mad.- for them. Sudden1.)
! I. id an intuition that In- had ,!i
?... t i .n hla stomach, >ind ths painful
impression continuai t.. for,, itself on
him utitii th.- teeth M. re r mo*? >? i
ABDUL'S RECORDS REVEALED
Publication of Deposed Sultan's
Doings Is Promised.
i , ndnn, i ?'! . Tli'- authi title r?-. ..ida
..i ii,. terrible Ihlrt) three years' reign
oi ih? ?i.-pos, ,i Sultan ,,f Turkey, Ah.lui
||?i in id ii. are ?>> be given t>> the \? oi id.
'I'd,, mlnutl ;i ?-. ii.-b had (all. d t,. i. \ ,? i!
in, n whereabouts until Abdul Hamid
hlmsell dtaclosed the s.-. r?'t chamber
where ever) written record bus been
!.. |.t
i n. i 'onalanttuopltt i urresp.lent of
"I li? Chronicle" aaaetl 'hat It has now
been decided t.. publlnh the documenta,
which an.nplete, aa Abdul Hamid
iic\.i deatr?tyed n Isttsr ? ,r paper.
Strangely enough, nol ? single Um- ol
these t.ds wan m ritten b) the Sul?
tan, m h.? hui n strong a ?. i ilon foi ?n rlt?
??ven lus ..w n name His Blgni t
? ? ? \ .i i,, authorise th.- official docu?
ment , ?van Um death Bsntsnoss.
CHARLES H. HYDE.
Who Is fighting against trial here.
SKIPPER BARS FRIVOLITY
Motion Picture Girls' Plans Go
Awry on Liner.
Captain Hogemann of the Kronprln
repsln Cecllle is a proper man. He is
oimnrnl'ir? of the North Herman Lloyd
fleet and is conscious "t" the dignity that
goes with the joh. Therefore it was not
strange chat he was argered at the mov
Uig picture folk yesterday when they
laid the tail end "f a dramatic story on
the deck ??.' th? Kronprinzessin as he
i was taking h.r out to sea.
Fifteen i layers assembled on the pier
In Hohnken. There were kissing and
hugging and tears and laughter Just be?
fore the gangplank was hauled ashore
and four young women without ticket?
deliberately remained on b??ar?.
?Down the ?Bay on the tug Dalselline
was another machine, the tug having
orders to take the four women off. It
was planned to have a rope ladder
thrown nvr the liner's side where the
wind could catch skirts and display
hosiery.
Captain Hogemann, when h? learned
of the trick, was annoyed. He ordered
the accommodation gangway lowered.
By this means th.- women had t?> hoard
the tug in a decorous fashion, an?! the
skipper laughed In modest triumph.
PANAMA CANAL NOT FEARED
British Ship Owners Think It
Will Aid Their Trade.
(By .'able to T*ie Tribune. 1
London. Jan. .">.-?Although th?> ques?
tion was discussed with a numher of
ship owners yesterday as t?. whether
British trad.' would he likelr to sil.ifT
from th?* giving of preferential rat.--? to
American vessels passing through the
l'an.tin., ?'anal when that gnat wgttW
wHv is opened, the matter Is not it
present, at all events. l."k.^l at in a
?-ierioiii- light.
H w. i ?ilion, who has a large expe
I rien?'e in the American trade and many
m whose steamers were employed to
coal the American deaf on the memora?
ble voyage around the world, views with
equanimity the opening of the .anal.
"Considered from every point of view,"
in- saya "1 do not know- how the open?
ing of th?- Panama ?'anal can possibly
affect British Interes-o injuriously On
the contrary, it ought t.. give a great
fillip to British trade with the Pacific."
Alfred Waldron Smith."?, chairman <>f
the ?;ran<i Trunk Railway ??f Canada,
said that he could not Imagine that any?
thing could prevent English shipowners
from sue? essfully competing with the
rest of the world, as they hav.- done in
the past, even if Americans recelv? i
pt eference
BIG FIRE IN LOUISVILLE
Docs S.00.000 Damage in Retail
District.
Louisville, Jan i Pire to-night the cold?
th" ?inter, csused .1 loiu fsilmsud
.,t .-;"',i.?' 1 ? the propertj ?>f the Abe ? '
i.?.\i Company, II. I, Qutman A <?> and
the Bwarts Company, in the heart ?>f the
. I? ? retail dlsti lei
Th? ? '"in i.r-.l.iiinial flulldlnii .?.?? threat?
. u. 1 inn ti'it damaged
.'if, 1111 all. .lia I PI | M ' '? .1 i"
(loor "i th.- ?'"tatii.'Tiii! Tribune
llullilins did ? " Work
? a inuii 1 i.n? ? .'iliii..!'. ..f the new
? u a f.?i two hours The p ?i?. ?.
? . t muna ;? .1 '" a'..-? "in the usual
. illili n ? i?': th? msttei lb u had aire ulv
1 nit into Ij 1? The ! Is em ??
?u |?.r.,.
COTY'S SUCCESSOR THIS MONTH.
Ubaay, Jan. i llovernoi l?i\ t.. da) said
he experts to niak? appointments t<? sereral
Importan) ? ? riv - - before ihe end of the
month Including Iwo Public Benrte? Com?
i UCCI 1 to I>| A || I .,,??-,
Health ? iin?.-r of the i""it .?f Ne? fork;
11 Commissioner of Agrleultur? an.i gtste
Bup 1 Intendent of Insuraa. <?
GREAT BEAR .?-?PHING WATER.
Iuei ?.a-- uf u si k stopper??*- i.tiiea.
-Advt.
COL. ROOSEVELT
NO? A CANDIDATE
FOR PRESIDENT
Is Discouraging Talk of His
Nomination in Every Possible
Way, Says Lawrence
F. Abbott.
ENMITY TO TAFT DENIED
Has Never Failed to Respond
Quickly and Cordially to the
Slightest Wish Ex?
pressed by the
President.
OUT OF PARTY CONTESTS
"Outlook" Company Head Says if Mr.
Roosevelt Is Ever Elected President
Again It Will Be "Because the
Country Wants Him to Per?
form a Certain Job."
<'nrnwall-on-Hudson, N. V, Jan. 4.?^
Olonel Theodor,. Rooaevclt la not a ean
?lid?to 'or the Presidan-; y. according to
Lawrence F, Abbott. president <>f the
Outlook Company, of New York, with
which Mr. Roosevelt II actively asso
clsted. This statement If made to-day
in "The Local Press," a weakly news?
paper published here, the homo of Mr.
Abbott.
Th<- statement la a long one, and re?
views Mr. Roosevelt's < onnectlon with
national politics during the last three
years It was brought ??ut, ao the edi?
tor of "The Local Press" pay.??, when ho
asked Mr. Abbott whether Mr. Roose?
velt is .1 candidate for the Presidency
"You must unilerstand to begin with."
Mr. Abbott say? in what la termed a
?iii-tated statement, "that whatever I say
in answer to your question. I My eolely
on my own responsibility und without
any consultation with Mr. Roosevelt.
"You ask me whether Mr. Roosevelt la
a candidate for the Presiuer,cy. I an?
swer, No. He is not a candidate; he
dii^sn't desire to be a candidate, he l?i a
discouraged and is discouraging In every
possible way all talk of hla osndldac).
and he will take no active share
kind In the contests ol various candi?
dates-?contests which are always In evl?
dence for two or three months pit
lng any national convention."
Roosevelt and the 1908 Nomination.
Mr. Abbott then reviews at lenit?.
Mr. Roosevelt's connection with national
i politics ?luring the last thr?*e ve.?.rs "in
order to understand the present po?
litical situation with regard to the
j-'r.x.'dentlHl nomination next summer.'
He then tella how Mr. Roosevelt de
cl: i?d the Republican nomination in
1908, "which be very easily could have
had." and how Mr. Taft's nomination
and election were brought .?bout.
"HK ?Roosevelt's? political exp?rience
contributed ao largely to the successful
reauk of the election that hla critics
have eaid that be alone nominated and
elected Taft," Mr. A!>?x>tt ?ays. and ha
continues;
"Unfortunately, some of Mr. Taft's ad?
visers took this mistaken view of the
?ase and urged him to separat?- hinis??lf
so thoroughly fmm .inv Roosevelt as?
sociations that his administration ould
?reate its own policies and that thus
he mlnht be renomlnated and re-ele*tod
HI 1912 on his own Individ,nil merits
without an) taint of Rouse? si I Ism?"
Mr. Roosevelt has never failed. Mr.
| Abbott declare?, to respond quickly and
i rordUII) to the altr/'itest wish expresse?!
! b> Mr. Taft tor his company or hie
I views, and he Instances the private
i Interview at New Haven ?luring th? au
?tuinn of IM0 between Mr. Taft and Mr.
Roosevelt. That meeting, be Bays, it has
been unfortunately announced, was
sought by Mr Roosevelt for the purpose
Of g.-ttinn: some help In bis contest with
the "??id Ouard" ? f the state
Taft Asked Roosevelt'a Advice.
"Th.- fscta are and i have l?-arned
them nol from Mr Roosevell bul ff. in
n friend of Mr Tsft, who knew all the
clmunstancea thai Mr Taft Ben!
?.?..pi t.. Mr Roosevell asking him t>?
come m order thai he (Mr Taft) might
ii.-' the benefl! of Mr. Boos? relt'a ?
lng ths serious spill In lh<
ttonal affaira ?f the Republk i
ubi? b resultsd fr? m the tight .?
I i.,:"-- i
, n??ni?m.
Mr Abbott d?clar?e thai whatever Ml
i Roosevell doce or eaya oill i ?? Interpret"
ii?i i?\ Borne critics lo bis disadvantage?,
?un? he instan?-, s ati article ?>f Mr k
velt'e on ihe trust question published
m>\ i ra! Mreeh ego
its publication was held by some, Mr.
Abbott says, to b. an Indication lhat
Roossve,!! v.a.s s.-.-kuiK the rtioiflsnoy
and that th>- appearance <>f the article
h is timed by bun al lust the psycho
logt? ai moment to produce the greatest
effect
if there was any political astuteness
in its ,i ;.pe trance, according to Mr
i-AL'l..?tt. it bhould go lo tho editois of

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