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Letter Written Here and Mailed
jnWhiting, N.J., Traces Iden
tity. Say Buffalo Police.
MILLWRIGHT GAVE HINT
Writing Which Confessed Kill
ing of Joseph Josephs and
Michaol Kruck Like That
Coafldeat that they
th<- itUiitity ol the man
?h". I" ?' " : '*? "f Pa*tc_l_a and lettera,
taattmei i? the murdei af Joaaph
,0.(.. . old, ut [__ckawa___a;
the New York newsboy.
ar ertaMB, tha poUca of
I_Bili ? ?' Bul-B-c arlll lay their
t'. A.. . o4\- before I ury,
^ I a;ui ask tor an ladlct*
In the meantlme, a mea-age glvlBf the
ma, >( . lertpttaa has been
^,. ,, : ... tb tha Ku.st.-n> Btataa
Th<. p Idence in UM hands of
ft, polla I '?- ? mttm written
\. w V..fk date and mailed at
WMttBf. N. ?' ? on February 1 1.12. The
han(;lv thla letter tattlea bo do-ely
with t|Ml f-tcflurda and lettera
from tb* confeaaed marderer that Ohlif
< ;il. on. of Lackawanna, and Chlef Regan,
J Dafflln eclded that it would be un
necf>. ? ; mit it to a handwrltlng
,'xpert. aad it will ba placed ln. evldence
witho-t e_P*-1 t. stiniony to support lt.
The letter waa tUI-ted ovtr l" lha po?
lice yesten...\- by John Hoskyn. chlef
?nillwrlght ol the Ameriran C'hemleal
ealtural Worka, of this .ity. Th*
-riter. according to Hoskyn. applled for
mleal works on September
m aj_ ii- fleemed to ba abave the t-ias-t
(,f work obta nabla at the chemlcal plant,
hut he accepted employment and re
?ataed ihert four day-. Upon laaviaa. "e
jromlsed to Wrltl to Hoskyn. at.d ^id BB
four BlOBthfl later.
fr_ra Hoakyn aaw reproduetloaa of the
rtoston .u ? Mea Tork poartoturda wttttau
lo Chlel Gllson and Oeorge Joaopha, the
Madered boy** fathar, ha was atraek bv
the .-innl.it 11:? of the Wrtt-Bf ti) that of
the lett.r from Whltb-g, atid ba at oaoa
turned u orer to Chlel Rega__
Afi about forty-flve yeara; helght, flve
welght, about i"? pounds.
Ha* dark. Bandy hair and short llght
?t tho Jeeepha bay waa
held at Lackawanna to-day. it was at
Iwdfd by hundroda "f Behool chlMrea,
and - : ? m m tha toura waa practlcally
.u.pendr.l during the funeral. Mrs.
joseph- i illapaed at tho eamBtary. and ri
report. .1 to-nighl to b l -ttB-B con
fcocheater, Nov. UL?C-lef of Pollce __?
aaa ? kawanna, who eame here this
after-ioon to attempt to identify Qoorga
H. Bt< rni aa the murdorer of joseph
.oarph-. says Btearna la nat tha man.
glearns wafl arreeted on a charge of mal
trratin- a Rochester boy,.and the |pollce
susp. ? ted that I i -nnected, wlth
the I..k kawanna <
SPANISH ASSASSINS FRIEND
fcorbere, France, Nov. is.-The spanlsh
polic. havi arraated at Villar de Huergo.
in the IT.ivin.f of Asturias, a man who
may bave aome ooanectlon with Manuel
fBrdtnaa, tho aaaasalB af tha Bpantab Pre
mler. Canalejaa. The man ls known as
Rafa.1 FernandoB, and he had ln hi*
pooaoaalon lettera from _____naa as well
as aome anarchlatlc pamphlets. Ho ex
s_BU-d that he bacaaaa ac^ualnted with
Pardin.- aboard tho flteamef 1-- <'ham
pagne whili returalag ttoat Havana,
Um Bpaniab poUca are also s-arching
lor a notorionfl ananhist, who left the
aatfb ol France a few days ago for
u_ed by "Teda" in mak
ing their Rubiea are
abflolutely of tbe fineit
telected quaiity, d-erefore
these gem* are auperiof
to moflt natural Rubiea.
po_?e_fl the identical lustre.
delic&te tone and weight
of thoae from the Orient.
NEW YORK PARIS
5% Pih_ Avrouc 10 Haa de la Paia
7 Old Bond Street 15 Untotde%l____B
Phl_d-W__ Wita-t St. -t IrVth
Uaah_tlo_ F_?. _llltK.N.W
_4. Lou_ Locu.t at 10th
Al_j>_cC_r 1913 Bo-rdw-l
Smr 16 A_?_t M?_?-?
V- . 2 K__i^-_-r_r___
NO OTHER BRANCHES OR AGEKTS
2 FOR 25 CENTS
CUJETT PEABODT ? caTROT N.TC
GUNMEN IN TEARS .
IT LAWS PLEA
( onttnued from flrat peiK*
man'' would have made this phyflleally
impossihle. Mr. Moss contended. Judg
ing fre,m the testimony of Dr. Pchultze,
the- Coronir's physle-ian who performed
How Roienthal Wai Shot.
The prosecutor's deductlons on thla
point were oonvincing. "I*efty" Louie,
"Whit.y" l.ewls and "Gyp" the Blood
all placed the "strange man" whom
they said fired the flrst shot east of the
entrance of tbe Metropole from whlch
Re Beatbal came when he was shot
down. The autopsy showed that the
iirst shot struek Rosenthal on the right
side of the face and so could not have
been fired from the east slde of the
doorway. The second shot struek Ro?
senthal on the top of the head as he
plunged forward. was Dr. Schultze's
opinion. The halr was so slnged that
the gun must have been within three
Inehea of Roaenthafl head, the physl?
The defendants placed Weber nnd
Vallon ln the gutter ln front of the en?
trance to the Metropole at least four
or five feet away from where the gam
bler fell. John J. Illckey, a wltness
for the defence, swore that he stood
on the ctirb faclng the door when Ro?
senthal came out and was she.t. lf
Hlckey stood where he said he dld
Weber and Vallon would have fired
from behind Hlrkey, or perhapa
through him, ln order to hit Rosenthal,
Mr. Moss contended.
One of the big points whlch tbe pros
OCUtloa made in the summing up waa
the fact that three of the gunmen?
excludlng "Dago" Frank, wlth hls allbl
?admitted that they were at the very
ecene of the crime. Referring to this
circumstance Mr. Moes Baid:
"There is one thlng these defendants
bave done by introduclng this story.
or plan, of theirs?they have strength
ened every eyewltness the state has
produced. They were there. Yet the-re
was a time when they didn't intend to
be there, for they all had alibies when
they first talked to Dougherty at Police
H.-.idquurters. They were within forty
flVA feet of the shooting and under the
glass canopy at the Cadillac, aecord?
lng to their own stories, and yet poor
Stanish, our wltness, lies when he told
what he saw while leaning against a
ruiling of the Cadillac, forty feet
Two Prisoneri in Tears.
It was a solemn day's proe eedings foj
the four gunmen. True, they were car
lied away wltb the sentime nt and hu?
man Intereat which Mr. Wahle injected
into his plea for their lives, but the.
hrenk dldn't e-eime until he had Bn?
ished. They sat with entrance-d inte-r
, st and serious countenances until the
end. Once or twlce "Whitey" l.ewis
and "Dago" Frank shed tears while
thelr counsel was talking. They all
four broke into a Joyous outhurst of
hope and eongratulatlon when Mr.
Wahle had flnlshed, only to sink into fl
state of deep dejection when Mr. Moss
opened his fire upon them. The jury
paid calm and respertful attention to
The explosive "Whitey'' andihly ex
preeaed his ndaUrattoa of the "oralory"
of Mr. Wahle- to "Dago" Frank, who
sat next to him, when bifl oiinscl ha'l
"Ilully gee," he- said, "that was some
jpoach H drew the weeps from me, all
right. and you. too, Frank. It got the
Jurors going, too; did you see that?"
At the close of Mr. Moss'h summing
up the gunmen had little to say. Thelr
faces appeared drawn and haggard
from the strain they had been under
during the excoriation of the prosecu
tion. There waa not a nmile among
them. Mr. Wahle patted "Whitey" on
the back to cheer hlm up. "Dago"
Frank and "Qyp" the Blood were silent
and glum. "Lefty" Louie trled to mus
ter a smile when some of the reporters
asked him what he thought of hls
"Ml ?ee ye>u nll to-morrow nlght,"
wa?J "Lefty's" parting comment.
Charae to Jury Thie Morning.
Justice Ooff ordered the courtroom dOOTfl
le>cke-d before Mr. Wahle betjan summliii.
up tor the defence. The same OTdflV was
in effect durlng the flnal argument of the
?.lose-e-utlon. No one was allowed to enter
?r laava the courtroom. The Bcats were
all taken, and there was a big crowd out?
slde dlsappolnted at not getting ln. Kach
bki.- occu_>ie<* three? houra in tlu* sum?
ming up. Justlce Goff adjourned court
shortly after 6 p. m, until this morning,
when he wlll charge the Jury. it is ex
,,., ted he wlll occupy about two hours for
bifl charge, and then the case wlll be
K!ve-n to the Jury for dellberation.
The coriseriBtia of opinion in regard to the
ve.dict among those- who has.- followed
th.* trlal dld not appear to change yeB
terdaj after the inel argunienta A rer*
dle t of guilty as charged in the lndlctment
against all four elefetiilants flfl am fld to be
Mr. Moaa began hlB flnal address to the
Jury at 3 p. m. and -fliilBhed a little after
6 o'clock. He Btarted by commendlng the
make-up of the Jury and reviewlng the
whole RoBfnthal plot in order to show
the proper part whlch the gunmen played.
He, sald in part:
We have been deallng with one of the*
most ser.oua event* whlch ever Iiap
en-d In the City of New York. You have
had only one part of that event lald be?
fore you. Charles Hecker. who exerclsed
the commanding wlll ln this whole dla
bollcal plan. waa convlcted. aa you know,
ln this very courtroom. l*et me ahow you
the ramlflcatlons of the plot by taklng the
human anatomy as an example. Becker
was the will; Roae, Vallon and Weber
furnlshed the bralns and theae defendants
wete the hands whlch were moved to
commlt the crime by the lnfluence of the
arlll and the bralna. ?___,__
When these men acted they worked di
recily fre.m the wlll. btft they did not
operate a-?aln*t their own wllla; they had
an intelllgent underatanding of what they
w.re- about The entered and beiame a
Bflui e.f the body at a time when they
e e.iilei Iiave- eb-taehed the-mselves and wlth
drawn. Mr. Wahle- sald that theae men
hadn't lnte-lllgene-.- auftlclent to work out
such a schenae- as the defence haa pre
aented. 1 don't know; 1 give them cred t
f,,i a rare degree of intelllgence. There ifl
no intelllgence aharper and keener than
that of the> crlmln.l mind.
Backar tha Controllino Will.
The avManca ahows that the actual
murder of Herman Koflenthal was com*
mltted by th.-se four defendants. act ng
iu concert. Though lt does not show which
I of the four BCtOally put the bullets mt.i
Rosenthal- head, it shows that they all
1 attacked blm; thal son.r all of them
l.ad revolvers atid Brad them; and neither
tho law nor comrnon aonse requlri
ahow which man held tho partlcular P*-tol
that was the fatal Instrument. ____
thaae four nen ara tha actual murderers,
it is char from the evldence that othere
partidpated wlth them ln atcomplish
Aitentlon has been drawn to the fact
that the District Attornev entered lnto
sipulatlons with Rose. Weber atid vallon.
It iiaist not be thought that the Distrlct
Attornev aae? away thfl rights of the
state or eztondfld partlcular favor to
tbeaa men who pourtli Ipated in the murder
contplracy. it is clear upon tho evldence
that without Inforrnatlon from Inslde that
conapiracy the state was powefleoa u
dlscOTor Its ebments or to proceed
ii_.;iiist Its members
The lon Mieralded surprlse which wns
to be developed by the defondanta upon
this trial was the glving of testimony
that Rose, Weber and Vallon had Brad
the shots agalnst Herman Rosenthal. a
f.i-t never atated by any one in public
untll this trial occurred. nnd It seems
from the evid.no. that the purnose of
maklng this ac-usatlon was to undennlne
th.- oonditlon tipoti which Rose. w Bher
and Vallon had been accepted by the
Btatfl and to SUbJ-Ct them to prosecu?
tlon beeause of the rlolatloa of the con
dition that they had not fired at Ro-vn
Lets Rose Down Ea?y.
it appeara that Raaa deb-yed ibe con
templated murder. holdintr the Runmen
off and trying to appease and delay
Peckei Probably he thought that wltb
the more or less public critlcism the
Pollce Tommissioner would be affectcd
nnd would remove Pecker from the
"strong arm" aquad, and that would end
the dilemma. but the delay of Roae dld
not affect the actlvlty of Rosenthal.
who, going from step to step and rlnai
ly landing ln "The World" offlce nnd ag
eurlng the publlcation in "The Y\ orlri
of his allegatlona of partnershlp wltn
('harles Becker, hrought the matter to a
head and was the direct cause of the
assembllnj of the gunmen on the fatal
night at Wcher's poker room to go out
and take Rosenthnl's llfe before he
would appear before the IMstilet Attot
nev and ba taken to the grand Jun
room and give his e\idence acalnst the
lleutenant of pollce.
The defendants' own testimony shows
that thev were gathered that night, ona
of them" brought dowu l.y Rose from
the Boveath avenue flat and the others
broueht up from the gunmen's resort,
No. ?fi Second avenue, through telephon c
meaaagea sent by Weber, and they admit
their aaaembllns 1" tbe poker room and
their going to the Itnmediato proxlmtty
of tho Metropole Hotel. and their belng
withln a short dlstance of the actual
murder, and their wltnesaing of lt. al?
though. strangely, though they saw the
shots fircd. thev < lalm that they did nol
see Rosenthal and dld not know anybody
had been shot.
The allbl of "Dngo" Frank ls Intercst
Ing It ls evlrlcnt that at one tlme lt waa
hoped that his IntarvontlOB ln the bond
ing of bls glrl, Jean Hordon, that night.
when she had been BtT-Bted for lolterlng.
would he a sufflelent defence hy way of
allbl. but lt wns found that th'- testimony
of the American District messenger and
the testimony which the proprletor of the
Morningside Hotel could flve would not
be aurnc-satly aarty to eover ,i>a-o
The state has been able to present derl
nite and convindng evldence flhOWlng
tbal aaeh of the four gunmen partidpated
ln tiring upon Herman Rosenthal. Four
wltnesaefl give this testimony?Krause, the
walter; Luban, Btanlscb, the young bv
ventor. and Phaplro. the chauffeur. Each
of these witnesses has been attacked and
Oach of them has come out of the attack
with cndil WhOB their OVMence ls
broadly eonatdered and matcbed with the
knowr. facts of tiie case and ivith the
admission <>f the defendanta thal they
erart tbera, there can ba no doubt of the
trulhfulness of their testimony nnd that
it ciearly rerealfl tha bruiai murder and
tha eruai murftVrers.
Praiao for State Witne??efl.
HeferriniT to th.- ayewttn__8_fl for the
pioaetullon. who Identtted the guamaa ir*
court. Mr. BfOOa said:
The eourage of thaaa aiea, not only t"
testlfy ng, hut in .aclng th 't batti ry ol
four aaaembled gunmen and sssasslns, ro
Ing .-tiui-M to them and touchlng their
n rsons whlle looklng them squi ?
Um eyaa that was no hoiid.iy pastime,
snd th-- psJlnga ol tbeae men ..nd the ap?
parent ns- of th.- soldlerljf splrit lti them
as thev marched upon tboae murderers
m.uie one of the most impreastve
taclea that have ever ha!>pcne.| in a <ourt
of justice. 1 am proud to have StOO_ DV
tbos< ml ii i am proud to bavo Btaod
hv them wblla tbe] raeed those gunmen.
fam glad to have had an opp-.itunlty to
stand by tham and to queii the brutlah
nesfl tbal rose up in tha facea of tha
gunmen as thev looked hata and ven
? ance upon their Identlflera.
The loudly horalded defence camfl toi
v.aid. and what dO-fl it nmoil.it to. . oiu
p_red wltn th.- testimony of our e>cwit
neaaea t<> the murder. Whnlen ssw noth
Ina worth talking ahout. Hlckey qualled,
broka and his eBperlonce waa ao aiaas
trous that hia friend Waiker never ap?
Dearsd Upon bis oivn appearance ano
testimony he was tlther falalfying ln bla
statements or he wa ho acquulntcd or
bound up with or so afrald of the mui
derera of Herman Roaenthsl that ha
would not Interforo with them, snd tne
man who dld n.-t dai- Interfew wlth
them or follow them. or seeh lo i .if.li
them, eaa he relled apen not to MMaU-j
them ln court. . , .
\- for Mrs. Kydd, lt was a shameful
?pecucle to aofl thal tnlaoiable woraan,
who had been called bul nol used for the
Becker trial. ln that crl-is talking ahout
a meeting and a coBversatlon between
Ro ?. Weber, Vallon .md Hcheppa in 42d
street, then swlnglng Bfl-Und and comlng
into this case with an Invented atory
of having seen these s une men murder
KosenthaT. hoplni? to get some r.llef from
the ?tress of neC-SSity thioiiKh her ser
vlce to thes. defendanta What a desper
Otfl case it must ba which will bulld lt?
self upon evldence llke this, so plalnly
false! , , _.
ii may requlre some cnumge for a jmy
to rlse up and br_Sg ln a VOI-ICl of mii
.1.! nualnst these men. hut lius Is a ran
time for the perfoi inan/e of a greal put)
ii,> duty, and lurymen ahould emutate the
courags of wltneases beia who left their
chances wlth Qod and performed th.lr
.iuty to the cornmonwealfh
Wahle Defenda "the Boy?."
Mr. Wahle Btartod bis Sfimmln? up
when BOUrl opened at ttM a. m. and
spoke _BT three houis. He severely at?
tacked the witnesses for the pr___CUtk__
p_l ticulaily "Jack' Rose and Wiillam
Shaplro, 111? - ' hauffeui, who gUVB UM
prlndpal afvldaaoa axainst tha guantea
It is for BB at this time to deddfl thfl
r?-Ult ol ?? Clillie, the ei.Ilfliet ,,t whleh
haa been fought ln aiad out of this court
room througn this porlod <>i byaterla of
agltatlon and fOUgbt here at last under
the procedui- of this oourtroom.
These defendants are nol good boya;
thoy have heeti l<ad DOyS, -Ul all they
ask is' justice. Tha four defendaata ara
not. us >ou can see h\ thflti appearance ,
tiie aauBie claaa as tba men uho testifled
agalnst them. Tliese Ioiii CBBM mlo c oui t
auppoaedly Innocent of the erlme charged
against them, and that presumprlon must
he toin from them by thfl people.
Lst's stop for a moment, gentlemen,
and oonslder tbeae four men. Ounmen,
they hav.- h.-.n called--Wlld. lawless, d.tii
gerous gunmen. But all that i can flnd
nf them Is that one was shot in the hflV-k
and tho other iu the Iflg in Cblaatown,
whlcb was the only abootlng tliat they
arere ever la. aii tbal these men have to
do with belng wlld, fearieas dangerous
gunmen was whea thev arara shot when
runnlng away from the seen.- of a shoot
Ing. The three of them were arrt-sted
and on the next day two thlngs happened
Zellg was shot In the back ln front of
this bulldlng nnd the gray OBT of Shajdro
was ln the Tmmedlate \iiinlty.
Isn't it a strange thing Kose's former
partner, JacoLson, was shot aud kllhil ln
the street? Herman Rosenthal was shot
and kllled ln the street What ls lt rtiat
has caused the death of tbOSfl friends of
Ri m his partner ln buSaBess and Har
mati Rosenthal? What fs this rnysterlous
atmosphere that penudes the prsaenOfl ot
Mr. Wahle revlewed all the Intercourse
IhMM bail wlth the gunmen up to the
time of the shootlng, and said thwt the
andertytag motive that pr4impted the
whole affalr on Rose's part was his deitfi
ly fear of Zellg and the gang leader s
friends. He contetided that there had
been no plot to klll Roflenthal on the part
of Raaa, Vallon and Weber untll Just prlor
to July 16, and then the four gunmen were
lured to "Rrldgle" Webet's place ln order
to fasten the ciime on them and thereby
rld Rose of Zellg's men, whom he con
sidered his mortal enemy. He said that
lt was lncredlble to bslleVO that Rose
would have gone to these boys, whom he
dld not kndNr. to ask them to klll a man
whom they did not know.
Lead-BI up to the time. when the four
defendanta left Kar Rockaway on July 14
and flaaaa Into the city, Mr. Wahle sald:
The-re was nothing to show that thelr
leaving Bockauray had anythlng to do
with the killlng of Herman Roa.-ntnal.
N'e.thing to show that they left be-e-ause ,.f
a maaaaga from K<>se-, Weber, Vallon e.r
Sehepps. I'p to the time wh,-n they left
"Whit-v" had been ln the Bockawaj Hee*
pital. There l_ no communieatl,,n Satur?
day or Sunday. I-'rank apcnt Sunday and
Mejndav ln his mother'a house. You must
presume that at 11:30 that nlght. ua far
as the testimony ahows, he left home wlth
hla mother'. kiats. Louia waa in hls fath
er'8 houae. and left there at 9:3<*- Was
there a message to hlm at hla fathers
house so that he would come down and
kill Herman Rosenthal? The next move
tn this drama l? "Jack" Rose in the gray
automoblle with Sehepps. and they go to
an apartment on Seventh avenue. Dago
I-'rank comes down and rearhes the auto?
moblle. and what happened? Rose ask.
hlnj where thfl reat of the boys are. Tne
answer le: 'They are not home.'
Then Rose aaye: "I wlll g<? down and
get them." That la Rose's testimony. Ana
Frank t-ays: 'Take me along."
Xot Rose golng to bring him down for
murder. He asked to he taken and was
not golng downtown for murder. Rose
sald li- hadn't mentioned th.- matter of
tbe murder. The car eiidn't stop until it
reaehed I2d sue-et and Sixth avenue, so
there was no time for riroflcl to get a
revolver. There ls no testimony to the
effect that when Rose went up there to
S'-v.nth avenue that he Intended lo get
Frank to commit murder.
Are you Roing to aend Frank to tne
e-halr. to send these boya to the chalr,
on evldence of the klnd th. t has been
preaeated against them? No motlve was
shown, no knowledge was known.
It waa Rose's intentlon ln gettlng the
defendants together at Weber's place on
the nlght of the ahootlng to ahleld hlm?
self atid the others. Mr. Wahle sald, in
the work they had to do in killlng Rosen?
thal. There; was no evldence to show that
the defendanta knew what they were go?
lng to do on the nlght they went to Web?
er's, as far as tho story of BflflM WtOOX
couneel aald. Theefl -.****? were as mu.-h
prepared t" kill Herman Rosenthal on
that morning as you Jurors weie-," saiel
Mr. Wahle "If you don't bebeve tlie
atory of 'Jack' Ro?e you cannot convht
Mr. Wahle dwett upon the uncertnlnty
and dan-rer of Identillcatlona, and severe
ly attneked the credlhillty of tlie stat,'?
wltr.essen, Stanish. flTieiHa I^uban and
"The reeerdfl of theso defendants aro
against them." said Mr. Wahle. "but you
must not try them on thelr records. (live
them Justlcev Re member there are four
of them. one-thlrd as many as you. and
not one of them la as old aa the youngest
man on the Jury. One Is a mer. boy.
Wlll you give them drath? That ls what
Rose, Vallon and Weber want them to
have. Will you be partners wlth these
iaaaieebla men and aent theae boys to the
. le, trl,- chalr? The .fllflfltrlfl <'hair and
Btate prison are not the places t,> mak.,
tbeefl !?>>a good. QIVl BM these b,,ya anel
I will make men of them. I wlll ahow
them for the flrat time what lt means to
i?. atreag and to k.-.-p away from temp
APWTS t_M0KE NUISANCE
Sentence on New Haven Put Off
Until January 20.
Thfl N>w York. N-w Hav.-n A Harti.-rd
Railroad. throUgh Itfl counsel, e'narles M.
?heafa plead.-d guilty to a vlolatlon "t
tb* aaaokfl naleanefl eidiaanee yeefleraay
la Ipeeial gieelaaa, Ceeaplalal was ma.ie
by laepoetora from tt..- Board of Raaltb
Of RDOkl ln th- yarda at UM Btreet and
Itrook avenue. West I'hcster. Wt * FOTtOt
,,?i van N?ea Th.- eeeaplalnu rehrtfl ta
condltlonfl on Aprll U last
There v-.-r.- more than twenty wttneaaea
l? court. and .t w.,s tn.-ir f.-mih appear*
' , ,. ..,..,.. lu-tl'.s -ork.-r. Moss ai,d
after readlni a letter addnssed te '
r,!rt bv ii H Jannaoa of tb. ??*-???
nil?? Company. Mr, Jenneoo wrotethat
,',/, four oe*ceelon_ aia employea had by
aubpomaed ln the eaaa, th.it aa ch tl m
th?_ Were abeeol waa mon./ out ,>_ iiia
??ket iu,i thal tha worel ot it was that
condltlona were as bed aow as ever.
I think that 1 hav- Just cause for
complalnt," i" wrM., '?becauee of thede*
i.lV th.- railroad aecured la th_ eaaa Nol
fe.'r on.- day haa the nulsatn'e- bata almt-d.
ln fact, ii anythlng, II hei I.n worea
than deriag tha laat twe yeara. Tak.
f.!r instanc. to-day; owing te the bad
weather it has been Impoaalbla tor us 10
-.-. acroea tbe yard on account of the
aaaoka and, ot courae, tha gaeefl have
been uribearable "
Bentence waa auepended untll January
Men tl.e- motlon of Mr. Bhoafa who? s.it.i
,!at by tbat dal? thfl flyataai would be
DEATH RATE FALLS OFF
Year May Prove Best in City's
i . BMrtattty durtag tbe last week, as
gtvea out by th? Beerd e.f iie-aitii late
yeeterday, amemnted to l.Ilfi deatha and
i rat.- ef i- ? par UM ot the- popuh*tion,
aa ai-.uiist u*tt iflalhfl ai?i .. ratfl ?>f H.4I
for the corr.-aponding week of Ml, a el. -
- reaae of i ll poonta, This decreeic ?aana
th.it n; fewer deatha eoeeived durlng
thfl last w.-.k. Bfl rompated wlth tbfl ? or
lUHnfllng w.-.k of last y-ar. wh.-n thfl
Intreaflfl ol popnlatlog m taken late oov
The- death rate tot the antlie year up te
Saturday ne>e.n waa 11.12 per U** and for
Um e-orr.-apondltiK pertod ln l'.tll 15 2.', 00T
UtBX u deereoafl in Um rat.- of Ltt. if thfl
mortalitv for tlu- retnainltig six Weebfl of
||M reg* holda the- same as tliat of tbfl
laat flfai weekfl e>f MU thfl death rat.- for
Um flntJre year aill fltand al ahapt i? pei
Ut*, whleh wlll bfl tbfl lewoot daatflj rata
, ,. ,,rd for the < Itv ain, ? Ihe- flarUflOl
fggg Of WklCh we have redlable atatl-tlca.
NEW L & H.'UNER HERE
Vestris, for South American
Trade, Biggest of Her Kind.
The- ue-w Laaiperl I HoH Uner Pfletrlfl
knowa aa Ihe Olymple, of the Kew Vork
.in,I South Ani.-ilian trade, arriv.-d h.-ies
la-t nli^lit ItCflB Soiithaiiipton via BUOnOfl
Ayrea an.i Trinldad, after a malden eoy?
,,;-, ,,i abOUl B\*t* uiii-s. It waa thoUKht
thal aba flrould lami her paaaaagen yee?
terday but she- arrlved In Quarantlne too
late to be peaeed by tha Health Oftlcer.
The Veatrto, a veaael of ll*tW tona. la
tba Mneel peeeeager parrter aow e-n
aaged in tha trtvU between tius port.
l'.razll, Arg.ritina and th.- Rlver Plata.
Sii.- was launched ln May ol tlus y-ar
,t the yards ol Workman. Clark A < 'o ,
at il.-lfast and tnree montha later sti.rt.-.1
,_n her rouiulahout Journey to NOW Veirk.
Th.- Wstrla ls 522 f.-.-t le.ng, has a 82 foot
be-ain and accommoelatlon* for 2>D> flrat,
H-0 -..-'criil and ?X> third class paaae-ngerH.
She Wlll lb- bflTA for aev.-ral weeks. and
|n December wlll take a llmtted aumber
of peaeangarB ?n a eralefl t., South
LIKE OMNIA OALLIA
J. G. White & Co., Ine, Is Divided
Into Three Parts.
Two new corporatlotiB will he formed
from thfl englneering and manaKing de
partmenta of J. G Whlte A Co.. ine-or
p.irate-d. It waa announced yesterday,
leavinK the orltftnal concern free to take
up ilnancing propoaltlona in the public
utillty tleld. The new corporationa wlll
ba known aa the J. O. Whlte Knuineering
Corporation and the J. O. Whlte Man
agement Corporation. and wlll take over
the aaaets of thelr correapondlng depart
menta In the preaent company.
The .^glneerlng corporation wlll be cap
Itallzed at Jl.trOO.OOO common and tl.000.O*0
7 per cent preferre-d. and the mana-re
ment corperratlon at l*Vr0.0O) common and
?,,,,,,?, 7 |?.i <-.-nt preferred A meeting
e,f tha ste?kliolde-rs has be,-n ealh-d for
l)e'?-emher 10 to approve tU?- plan. The
atock of the new companle* la te, bfl BflVM
f,,r M par ' Bttt on January 1 and the rest
at any tbaa betflreea January 10 and
M-uaJi L '
Road's Officials Insist Spread of
Rails Was Due to Something
Dropping on Track.
?Coroner's Report Holds Road
bed Defects Responsible for
Earlier Wreck-Pastors Call
Governor to Meeting.
Rrldgeport. Conn.. Nov. 18.?All omolals
of the rallroad. aa well as those of the
state and federal governments, who have
vlslted the scene of the Merchants' Ex
press wreck at Greens Farms appear to
be agreed that the wreck was due to the
spreadlng of the ralls. It dcvolves on the
Interstate Commerce 4'ommlsslon and
the Conncctlcut Puhlie rtllltlea Commls
slon to determlne whether the cause of
the spreadlng was the defectlve roadbed
or whether the contentlon of the company
that "something dropped" from the traln
and caused it to h-ave the track is cor?
Chlef Knglnrer C. C. Elwell of the
Conncctlcut I'ubllc 1,'tlilties Commlsslon
made an examlnatlon to-dav thnt e-tib
lished the fact that tn? rails spread, that
the train was three BB-M-tBB behind tlme,
and was travelling at the rate of slxty
mlles an hour when the accident oc?
He b_M arrlved at the concluslon that
when the train hit the crossover at
Green's Farms, a d< fectlvo bolt snapped
nnd that the snapping of the bolt caused
the spreadlng of the ralls, and the in
jury of thiity-seven paaBeagarai
The railroad company In its statement
said It believed a brake bolt dropp.-d, an 1
that wnen It fell it becan.e lodged in the
frog of the swltc'i.
U. 8. and State to Work Together.
A<sistant Secretary George P. McGlnty.
of the Interstate Commerce Commlsslon.
arrlved her.> to-dey >vitn iBflPSBtB-fl How?
ard, S-azy ind Hawlcy, and prapai__ to
make an InveUgatlon of tie wreck.
It ls expected that they will work ln
conjunctbn wlth tha -tata PubUfl rtill
Asslstant Secretary McCiinly Wtt qunted
g| say Ing that the Interstate CommeP-e
Commlsslon was determlned that the
arraoka naaal stop. tederfeng "the com?
mlsslon ts golng after this matter tOOt
and Ball, and If we flSBd that the rallioal
company is at fault. the omclals will be
araaac-tad for ertad-al Bagflgsnca"
Wlth Coroncr John J I'le lan s tlndlng
upon the caus.^ of the Wcstpoit wreck of
October 3. puttlng the blaine for tliat
accident. In which BOVSa were killed,
Bquaraly up to the company, und the
statement of State'8 Attorney Stil.-s .!ud
sun that he will prosecute the r_-P0_alh_.
olMi-ers of the railroad. It would sssm
thut. for the llrst tlme Ifl the hwtory of
tba NllUf Haven road. BOOM of the otlicials
may ha\e to -tand trial for tl"' faulty
operattoa oftthe road.
Boma of tha atorlea told by re-i.ients of
UM towns near the wrr k of lx Ing able
to puil rail spikes from the ties with their
bat. hatids are startllng. but corroborate
tl,.. BVtdaBJCS before the coroncr ln tha
Wcstpoit disaster hearing. whire a fot
m. i employe of the road tore up the
8pik< s with his har.d
The coroncr ln his examlnatlon found ln
dtunces when- there were spikes lOOBS,
ties eraekad and dscayad and tishpiates
coming loOBB, wlth loose and broken bolts
at tbe jomts of thu ralls.
Th.se . ondltions, said the coroncr. WWTt
noi so iaagereaa on btmaab Uaea, wbara
th.> trains were llght and went at slow
spsai, but tliey were not to bc toleruted
on the main llne.
In hia llnding on tlte Wcstport dl?astrr.
whb li WU! "iily a mlle frotn the scene ot
tho Grcetis rarflBfl wreck of last Saturday
night, the coroncr said:
It, order that no lnju?tice be done the
N.w Haven company, i peraonally vbntea
i-srlous track points along the lines or
nany of tha laadlaa rallfoada runnlng to
ES fiom New York flnd Jersey City for
the purpose of Investlgatlng track condl
\___i an.l ln additlon, to hecome lnfornied
? competenl authority aa to ^PJ0*
__\_ lnfluence of su< h roadbed coodlUona
?is exlated at Westpoit.
' m mv invaatigauofl of roadbeda I hav.
t<, acb lowledge that I found no portlon of
the main trach of any rallroad visit-d to
I,,. ln such poor coinlltlon as that at
Oovernor Pald win has been lnvlte.r by
forty cbrgynicn of Norwalk to attend B
mammoth meeting to be held there In
the Stat-- Ainiory, to protest agalnst tl.e
buuun aaaaal al lha railroad.
N,-w Haven. Conn., Nov. IS. -Assertions
weie llatly inad./to-day by New Haven
lUillroud otll< l.ils that the 1'ortland __?
ttaat a.cldent Saturday mornlng and tlu
l.imit.d Kxpnss wnik Saturday ninht
w.re not eaaaad bydafeettva eraaaava-B,
BREAKS IffTO WIFE'S HOME
Jersey Man, Sued for Divorce,
Taken Out by Police.
| H> T__ K' o-li ?" 11.'? Tnl.un.v 1
IMainlleld. N J., Nov. lS.-Hldutrd Ha
,i, r, Hood, arhoae wtta i* suing bfaa taa
dlvdrea, aauaad ? ?aaaatlBB here to-day
when be broka late thi HtMal Baanal-n
ln Stelle avenue, which be deeded to his
v. ifr and has slnce been trying to get
pOflaaaBtoa at Hra. Hood and her ser?
vants are OCCUPl-Bg the home. and It H
said that Mr. Hood lmmediately upon
effectlng an cntranco went to his wife's
bedroom. Whleh be found locked, and d_
n.arled that she aceoinpany him to 1'hil
adelptila. where he had made arrange
liK-nts for ? settleinent.
Mrs. Hood, having a telephone In her
room. sunimoned the pollce. and when
they arrived they found HqxhI locked ln ?
room on the third lloor. ltefuslng to come
out, the pollce battend down the door
and plmed Hood under arrest. When
Hood was analgned before Judge Deme/.u
the case was adjourned to Haturday
Mr. Peed, of counsel for Mrs. Hood.
saya that he cannot explaln Haod
strange action. unless it was for the pur
'pos.- of gaalni arhatbar ba would ba ai
lowed to retnain ln the house, In which
case he would have tried to create a false
lmpresslon of his presence there.
MILES SEES EMPLOYE KILLED
Dynamite Blows Man to Pieces on
the General's Farm.
Westminster, Mass., Nov. 18.?Lleuten?
ant tJeneral Nelson A. Miles, IT. S. A. tMw
tlred). saw one of his ernployes blown
to pieces and another severely Injured
by a dynamite exploslon on hts farm to?
day. The dead man whs "l-'red" C Daly.
of Westminst.,. "Will" C. Melvln, of
Laomlnatsr. suatalnad u frac-Brai arm.
General Mllea was several hundred
vards away and \vas not Injured. al?
though sand and small stones fell on
him. Daly B?d Melvta were dlslodglng
rocks and fltumpa.
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FOR. WOMEN. MISSES'x-W JUNIORS,
DIRECT PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THEIR
Superb Display of Furs
Of Superior Quality and Style
Draped Fur Coats
Full-lensth Coats of Baltic Seal? $I$0
Of Hudson Seal? *2$0
Of Baltic and Hudson Seal, trimmed with
Black Fox or Ermine? $J00j $400, $500
Three-quarter-length Coats of Seal, Mole or
Caracul, in the newest cutaway models.
Coats of Mole, trimmed with Ermine, Taupe
Fox, Black Fox or Silver Seal. Also, plain
tailored or in combinations of Mole and Seal.
Coats of Caracul and Broadtail, trimmed with
Ermine, Black Fox, Taupe Fox or Pointed Fox.
Coats of Hudson and Baltic Seal, trimmed
with Ermine, Black Fox or Mole.
Fur Motor Coats
Of Civet Cat, Silver Seal, Taupe Seal, Natural
Pony and many combinations of Furs.
Of light-weight kersey, velour cloths and English
Wonderful Assortment of Sets
in the Season's Fashionable Furs
fifth Jloenue at 46th Street
Furniture of a
'T^HE slcndcr grace of the Furni?
ture Thomas Sheraton de?
signed will give 10 tjie modern
room a touch of old-world refine
ment and distinction.
In one of our gallerics is a
display of Mahogany Furniture in?
laid with satin-vvood and charactcr
istic of Sheraton at his best. A
typical swell-frontcd sideboardand
a set of shield-backed chairs for
the Dining Room; a Secretaire-*
Book Case for the Library, or a
spindle-legged lamp-stand for the
Drawing Room are among the
suggestions offered by this notable
34 and 36 West 32nd Street
Between Fifth Ave. and Hroaejuaj
m- *j a* There's a message to you from America*s Farms
rl 7?f andOrchards-thesourceofourNationswealth
and physical strBngth-in the wonderful
?- and National Agricultural Expjiition
Every one ahould viiit thfl Eipor.ilion and Learn
ef th? Reaourcaa, PeM_ibtlitMl and Opporlunitiea
of Am*sric*'a Sotl. Choicea and Var*_d Diapla.? of
Soil Producta World'a Racord Milch Cowa -
Priee Winaiaf Sh??p, Swiae and Poulti- - Ede*
catetd Pige to Amuae Younf and Old ? Frea Lec*
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