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concerns his dealings there last week
with I>eputy Commissioner Dillon, when
ho tried to lay the matter before Com?
missioner Waldo. On that occasion
Schlacht said he understood the Com?
missioner was making an investigation
of the department, and for that reason
he wanted to give the Commissioner the
first opportunity to sift the charges of
Accusas Inspector Schmittbergar.
When he fourni, however, that
Schmittberger. whose name had been
mentioned by the pediera, was called
into the conference he became sus?
picious and determined to lay his cas?
before the aldermen. When talking to
Commissioner Dillon, with Schmitt?
berger present, Schlucht now asserts.
he stated unequivocally that Schmitt?
berger had "tipped off one of the men
accused of being a collector to ?ease his
activities until the ? ?implaints were
lived up. At that. Schlacht told Mr.
Buckner, S?hmittberger shook his fist
in his face and said, 'There he some?
thing betwe. i . m and 1."
At its public session yesterday the
Hldermanlc ornmittee examined Cap?
tain John D. ormsby again for the
third time. It developed that some
complaints against Oiinsby's precinct,
the 5th street station and the inspec?
tion district of which it forma part,
commanded at that time by Inspector
Cahalane, had been sent to Commis?
sioner Waldo. Ifr. Buckner brought
out that these - .?plaints were turned
over to Inspector Cahalane and by him
to Captain Ormsby for investigation,
und that they reported back to the
Commissioner as to the existence of
the disorderly and gambling houses
complained of. but simply ignored the
charges of graft also made in the same
Ormsby ?t first did not want to tes?
tify as to his conversations with Com?
missioner Waldo, but it was brought
out later that these conversations were
simply questions about the houses com?
plained of. followed bj orders from the
Commissioner to ?.lose them up.
"We did close them up." said ?ormsby.
"and to keep them closed we stationed
a man in each house, and have kept
them there since."
Secretary Acted for Waldo.
These houses, however, Mr. Buckner
brought out, were never mentioned on
"form 29." which Is tho list of ***??
peeled places Ormsb***a explanation of
this neglect was that the bouses, being
closed permanently, were out of busi?
ness -?ml did not belong on such a list.
Incidentally it appeared that the com?
plaints were referred to Cahalane by
W. R Sheehan. the Commissioner's
secretan,', and bore no personal indorse?
ment from the Commissioner himself.
The committee will meet again on Mon?
At Police Headquarters yesterday
morning, when Patrolmen Fox end
Shelly were called for trial, it was
found that not only were Slot) and
Dorian among the missing, so far as
the police are concerned, but that Mrs.
Goode also falls Into that category. The
cases WOTS put over" for one week. Tt
is possible that before that time Louis
.1. Grant, counsel for the accused po?
licemen, will attempt to bave Mrs.
Gdode adjudged in contempt of court
for her refusal to answer certain ques?
tions about her bank account put to
her at a previous Bession of Skelly's
George A. Sipp, the wltneps who trav?
ersed the length of Manhattan Island
last Monday night without being seen
by the ten thousand policemen who
are supposed to be looking for him,
-ommunicated with his friends in New
York yesterday and was Informed that
tht? police are trying to "frame up" on
him an indictment for an extraditable
offence. Sipp was told that affidavits
had been obtained from two coachmen
whose cabs he had used and who are
said to have made serious charges
District Attorney Whitman returned
to town yesterday after a few days of
rest and immediately began to propare
his evlden? ?? for |hs "."ohn Doe" grand
Jury, which meets on Monday. Hin in?
vestigators reported that Mrs. Josie
Palmer, who lives in West 50th street,
and who is said to havo introduced
"Manny" Maas to Mrs. Goode, would
not be likely to testify In coiToboratlo.i
of Mrs. Goode's story unless subpoenaed
and immunity promised. The reason
for this backwardness on Mrs. Palmer's
part, it was explained, is that she is
said to have been living with a de?
tective who is known in that section, of
the underworld as "Searfaoed Frank."
?at, E. Murphy, counsel for David Maler
and Charles Dubeller, who are charged
with bribing the Janitor of Mrs. Mary
Goode's flat to influence hie testimony be?
fore the grand Jury, waa irritated yester?
day1 by report? that Maier was "in close
touch" with Frederick J. Groehl, an As?
sistant District Attorn?y. He ?aid he in?
tended to make a formal complaint with
the Commtaaioner of Correction?, to And
out whether Assistant District Attorneys
had the right to interview his dienta Mr.
Groehl said that the "interview" waa of
QLAS8COCK FAVORS SUFFRAGE.
Charleston. W. Va.. Jan. 3? Governor
Giasscock will urse the legislature to
submit the suffragette question to the
voters of the state. If the legislature
takes this action there is no question
that the women of West Virginia will be
granted ?equal rights.
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I'M. J'llDWt'K. Jr., A. I? V. A? 282
Fifth Avinu?. New York City.
SAY WILSON WANTS
O'GORMAN IN CABINET
Washington Politicians Think
He Seeks New York Senator
for Attorney General.
AFRAID OF MURPHY'S MAN
President-Elect's Friends Fear
Legislature Would Not Elect
the Right Kind of Demo?
crat as Successor.
Washington. Jan. 3. - James A.
O'Gorman, junior Senator from Now
York, might be Attorney General
under President Wilson If a way ?*ould
be found to induce the New York Leg?
islature to fill the resulting vacancy in
the Senate with another man of sim?
President-elect Wilson, his friends
here say, feels that while the New York
Senator is ;i distinct progressive, his
appointment would be an assurance to
the business interests that a calm and
Judicial mind would be brought lo bear
on every trust and banking problem
that might have to be solved in the
next four years. Tt ie argued that the
Senator's experieiu e on the bend.
would be of great advantage to him in
giving the Sherman law its true mean?
ing and in letting the business inter?
ests know juat where they stood with
reference to the legality of trusts and
combinations of capita).
Wants a Conservative.
The President-elect, it is believed,
noes not wish to have an Attorney
OehsrOj "who would go on a rampage"
and put business in a panic. He
wants a man who will enforce the law.
but who will do it in a conservative
manner. He has been told that (?'Gor?
man would be an ideal man on whom
ibe President and all the other mem?
ber?? of the Cabinet might rely for con?
structive legal advice.
According to numerous politicians
her". Senator O'Gorman wants to ac?
cept the post. The one thing standing
in the way is the knowledge said to be
possessed by Governor Wilson and his
advisers that the ri'Signation of Mr.
(?'Gorman from the TTnited Stnt?-s Sen
it?- would probably bo followed by the
election of William F. ?Sheehan by the
New York Legislature.
"Blue Eyed Billy" Sheehan. the close
personal friend of Charles V. Murphy,
has not outgrown bus desire to come to
the t'nlted States Senate, it is declared.
Murphy's strong friendship for him
was shown wh?*n he kept the New
York Legislature deadlocked for
months because a small band of Insur
g??nta held out against Sheeban's elec?
tion. The deadlock was broken only
when O'Gorman's name waa suggested
as a compromise.
Murphy is said to be determined to
"put Sheehan over" this time If O'Gor?
man resigns. Neither Senator O'Gor?
man nor President-elect Wilson is will?
ing that Sheehan should como to the
Senate. They would as soon have Mur?
phy himself. The problem, therefore,
if O't?orman is to go into the Cabinet.
Is to find a way by which Bnme Demo
? crat of the O'Gorman stamp and a
I real supporter of Wilson may be
elected by the New York Legislature.
It is believed here that Governor
? Sulzer's recent announcement that he
I is the state leader and owes allegiance
j to no one except "the people" Is part
of the plan of President-elect Wilson
for testing strength with Murphy.
It is believed Governor Bulzer would
I work with Mr. Wilson and Senator
O'Gorman to bring about the election
of a Wilson man to the Renate. Sev?
eral names have been suggested, in?
cluding Justice Gerard. William F. Me
Combs and other friends of Wilson. It
is certain, however, that no official an?
nouncement will be made of Wilson's
desire to have O'Gorman as his Attor?
ney General until assurances have been
obtained that the New York L?gislat?
ure will not attempt to elect Sheehan,
but will choo.se a man who will be free
from the influence of Charles F.
Murphy and can be relied upon by
President Wilson as one of his sup?
porters In the Senate.
In case these assurances are not
"forthcoming and O'Gorman stays in the
Senate, it is tlvought by many that the
choke for Attorney General will fall
on Robert Henry, of Texas, now chair?
man of'the Rules Committee of the
House. The selection of Henry would
mean that A. J. Burleaon, who comes
from the same atate, would not get the
portfolio of Agriculture, although his
appointment haa been generally ex?
SULZER'S KINJNDER BOND
Brother-in-Law of Governor
Charged with Embezzlement.
I By Telegraph to Th? Trllune. I
Philadelphia, Jan. 3.?Charged with em?
bezzling 114.000, William L Rodelhelm,
brother-in-law of Governor Sulzer of New
York, waa held in 11,000 bail for court
this afternoon by Magistrate Harris.
The charge was brought by Horace O.
Paist, of Llanerch. formerly secretary
and treasurer of the Historical Publhshlng
Company, and grew out of transactions
between Rodelheim, a w).ol??sal?- dealer in
paper, and the company.
it waa alleged that during the la*t four
or five years Mr. Rodelhelm had indorsed
and dtacounted about two hundred notes
of the Historical Publishing Company, and
that he put to his own use a part or all
of the proceeds of fifty-seven of the notes.
PANSIES GROW UNDER SNOW
Hardy Little Flowers Popping Up on
The springlike weather of the laat few
days han caused an early crop of panales
t<> appear on Long Island. Mra. J. W.
Ma?.Hand, of Port Jefferson, picked sev?
eral In her garden yesterday. She says
she also haa several gllllllower plants
whle.h are In bud. According to Mrs.
Maviland, panales are hardy flowers, end
are sometimes to be found growing un?
der a snowbank.
George Nichols, of No. 27 Lena ?ve?
nue,.- I'reepoi t, has sent to a newspaper
two paneles he picked on the last day of
1112, fie says they grew in a flower
bed on his front lawn under ?????, eral
inches of snow. "
TURNED DIN, SMITH
m "susses" lia
State Controller Accuses Pre
dent-Elect of Using Patronag
to Defeat Him.
BOTH ARE READY FOR W/
Governor Decides to Suppc
Because Democratic Boss
Is Behind Him.
[By Telegraph to Tie Tribune )
Trenton, If, J., Jan. 3.?Governor Wlls
had a red hot verbal set-to with Bti
?'ontroller Edward I. Edward? this afti
noon. In which the latter threw down t
Bauiitlet to the President-elect and a
jiounced that bs would "heat the Oc
?mor to a fraiule" in the fight over t
selection of a new St.at?- Treasurer.
The tern? of Danlei K. Voorhee?, t
present State Treasurer. BSfliaa on Mar
I. and Mr. Edwards Is a candidate for t
place against Edward Orosscup, t
I ', in?.? laMc stale chairman. The Oover
or and Mr. Edwards, according to t
letter's version, this morning talked i
question over, and when Governor Wils
?Hid that he bad decided to support M
Grussctip the Controller lo?t bla temp
"Well, I'm going to beat you. Go
"That aoiinds like a tight,"' the Go
ernor 1? reported to have answered, "in
If that is so there Is not much use of i
talking any further."
They kept talking until. Edwards sai
he accused the Governor of uaing tl
patronage of Ida cfflc? to defeat lair
Governor Wilson denied that such an
the caae, or that be bail ever used tl
patronage of his office for any auch pu
"Well, if you didn't your friend? did,
Bhsatsl Edwards 'They have promis?,
every state Job that >ou have, and a fe
t'ablnet place?, too, in order to get vot?
In Hudson County for GroHscup."
The Governor tried to make It plain I
?Mr. Edward? that bs was not opposed I
him personally, but that he could n?
tapper! him, because ex-Senator .lam?
Smith, Jr., the Democratic bus?, waa b?
hind him and was going about the Btal
soliciting vote? In his behalf. Edward
hon-ever, was obdurate. an?l nnnounc?
that he was in tin? tight to stsy.
Edwards in Fight to Win.
"You never knew an Edwaids to BJS
a right." he told the n??w?puper men aft?
bS had left the Governor'? ofhVe. "I hi
in this tight to stay, and 1 am going t
The office of State Treasurer i? one c
the malt influential in the ??t?te, bacaUl
thai official has the dispoval of abou
110,000.000 of the state? money. Mr. K?1
wards i? cashier of the 1-1 rat Nation?
Hank In Jersey City, and thl? wa?: sal
to be another reason why Governor Wil
?on opposes his selection as State Tress
urer. bec.auise he ana ?.ml to lielleve tha
a banker cannot morally hold the post.
It was learned here to-night that ai
embryo inaurrection has been started b
a number of the new Democratic mem
bers of the coming Congress to oust som
of the. old-tlmera from th? choice com
mlttee chairmanships of the House
Warren Worth Bailey, of the 18th Perm
fcylvanla District, being the prime move
In the mix-up, and he baa atarted a ?or
of aaSBsSBf chain of letters among tin nev
Congressmen to line them up for th'
Mr. Bailey i? a clo?e friend of Wllltnn
J. Bryan and lie i? using every effort t<
get the new Democratic CsafjeSSMBSI
from the North to stand together again?
the "hogging" of the committee SSBlfjn
ment? by the old-timer?, who rum? pria
clpally from the South, the fight at th
present time being ulmed at the W?y?
and Means Committee, which ?i-|e, m th
committee? and report? hack to tht
The new Congressmen believe that thl
committee will practically iftinme ail th?
old-timers now on choice ?ommlttee? am
that the newcomer? won't get a look la
The Bjlutlon, as suggested bf IBS li??ur
gent?, was that the power tu BSSSOt coin
mittees bo taken away from tho Way:
and Mean? Committee, tuid (faced in tin
hands of a committee on committees, t<
be chosen by the Democratic caucus
Wanta Oklahoman in Cabinet.
I'nlted State? Senator Hohert L Owofl
of Oklahoma, call??J on Gova-rtinr Wllsoi
this afterno'in to add another name to th?
long list of candidates f?>r Secretary ol
the Interior. Mr. (?wen wanta-d the Pres?
ident-elect to select Rupert Roger?, ol
Oklahoma, hiwyer and I'iogresalve Demo
croat, who in addition happeu to bavi
been a classmate of Governor Wilson Is
the Law School of the University of Vir?
ginia. After talking with the President?
elect Senator Owen characterized tho
United State? Senate as the very essence
of old machine politics.
"There must be a distribution of
powr," he said, "so that the party will
be properly represented. So long aa we
were In the minority it made very little
difference bow the committee assign?
ments wer? parcelled out, but now that
we are invested with the responsibility
of government. It make? a great deal of
When the Oklahoma Senator was asked
if 5.e thought Bryan should b?- In the
Wilson Cabinet, he said there should be
no doubt of it. "1 have always been an
admirer of Mr. Bryan, and I hope he will
take an active part in the administration.
The old rancor and hottillty ugulnst Mr.
Bryan ha? passed away."
Governor Wilson talked over atate af?
faira and patronage with National Com
mltteeman Robert S. Hudapeth, Edward
E. Orosscup and Congrea?men William E.
Tuttl? and Robert L Breinner. He al?<>
dlacueaed a bill which the latter will In?
troduce to provide for a national mu?
seum of safety, where all kind? of safety
appliances for workmen will be on exhibi?
Governor Wilson Will ?i"t go to Trenton
to-morrow, but will ?lay at home and
SENDS BACK STOLEN PIN
"Worried Conscience" Returns
It with New Year's Card.
Babylon, Long Island, Jan. .1.?"FYom
a worried conscience" was the inscrip?
tion on a New Year's card which ac?
companied a diamond Bet pin received
In last night's mall by Mrs. Charles
Hmiilling, of West Babylon. On Christ?
mas Eve, 1011, there was a fire In the
Smelling home. "When the blaze was
extinguished Mrs. Smelling discovered
that a Jewelled pin, a gift to her from
Mrs. Henry C. Hepburn, was missing.
Search was made for it. but without.
The handwriting on the card and the
a?ldresa on the package were evidently
DEATH IN WAKE OF
FIERCE GALE HERE
(?mltaaed from flrct m?.
other ambulance. One came from
Coney Island and the woman, bleeding
profusely, was taken there. She may
Minnie God fried, a pupil of Public
School 164, received a fractured skull
when she was Htru? k on the head by a.
falling Bagpsl? at No. IIM Fourteenth
?venu.?. Borough Park. The little girl,
who lives at No. U 46th etreet, was
on her way home from school. Just as
her partv got in front of the home of
Mrs. Knnnie Duberstein the etorm blew
down a M-foot fiagp?ile on the lawn.
It struck the little girl a glancing blow.
Her chances for recovery are email.
Blown from Dreamland Pier.
William Zimmerman, of No. ."7 Ham?
burg avenue, in the Williamsburg sec?
tion, ?am?' near being drown, d at
Coney Island when h<- was blown from
the L?reainland pier where lu- and Will?
iam Snyder were fishing.
Zimmerman land?*?! in the surf where
' th. Waves were at least twenty-live
feet high, and Snyder had great dllfi
[oulty in getting a line to him. because
' tin? win?! blew tb?. tope away ??v?ry
time he hurled the ?oil. At last Zlm
morman caught tlu end of the rope and
wajs towed ashore.
A two-year-old bnby was struck on
the head by a bjbOCO of board blown
from the roof of the Gates avenue sta?
tion and received a fractured skull.
Thomas Walsh, twenty-four years
old. of No. ?flO Myrtle avenue, a cook
on board the tugboat (?olden Age, be
?ame frlghtene?! when the boat becajne
"rooky" and .1timi*?d o\erboard. He
was rescued off Governor's Island bv
the crew of the tug O. L. Hallenbeck.
He was taken to the l?ng Island Col?
lege Hospital suffering from exposure.
At Weslwooil, If. .1.. the lobby and
rear part of the home of Milton Demar
est, on Roosevelt avenu?*, was blown
away just ns Oeniarest's niother-in
law. Mrs. CWJIoit, had passed through
the lObbjr with a basket of < l<?tli?-s. Her
only comment 10 her neighbor, Mrs.
R. N. Howell, was: "Im glad I wasn't
In there when it went."
Benjamin I>a\ls. ?mploviil as a
1-r.ikeman on the Long Islam, Rail?
road, was blown from the top of a
freight train while In the Hollis yards
yestenlav afternoon and received se?
vere injuries. He was taken tu Si.
Roofing Blown Away.
Robert Ltvingst?>n. representmg the
Consolidate 1 Gas ?'?mipany, said that
no serious ?lainage hn?l tK-en suit? red by
the ??omp.'tnv In this city, but that 1,100
s?iuare feet of roofing on one ,,f the
buildings of the Aaturla Light, Heat
and Power <'om pan y. Aat'?ri.*i. lui?! beoa
blown away. Mr. Livingston said tlint i
William H Hradlny. a gas expert with
forty years' experience, said that Im
bad never seen the barometer so low as
After a morning of fog and drlzxle ves
terilay an eisMy-severi mile gal?? ?ami? up
in Hie afternoon from the ???uthwest.
causing trouble arid damage along the
waterfront nnd In the city.
f'lati? glas? wln.U.ws w ? re broken, inse
c ?re parts ..f bullulng? vt. re Imrl.-.l to th?
?rriits, tugs and larges were ?.altered
about and ??link. an.I ti.il!1>? i;.r.,r..' . fur
small ?raft was BBbbsObbbsI? win.? the
l/i aJrnost every part of the berbOT
Strangs pranks of the sou'west? r were re
pCMted ?I? ?m1 fortune seemed to be liar.!
upen the heel? of the gal?, however, and
many mishaps that might bave b??en fe?
rlons ended with little ilamage an?! tin
loss of life.
Ferryboats Brave Storm.
gsMstn ha? the llattery wall re<*e|ve?l a
beating su? h as was meted out to It im.
terday, by the gels blown ?-'irnhers. The
water* SaMbsd ?H'tlnst the abutmentH
oasilla?OUSl). throwing spindrift a full
hundred yard?, drenching the lawns and
walka and driving a curious ? rowd of
alMiut five hundred peri>oiiB to the shelter
of th? Aipiarlum.
Only the Htafen Island ferryboats ven?
tured nut when the aide aas at Its height.
A few Mg tug? tried to buck tl.r'iugh It
on their way south, but the skippers gaVS
up the Job and put back to their piers.
The I^import and Holt Liner Verdi. In
yesterday with two hundred passenger?,
from South America, was unable te watf
into her ?lock in Brooklyn. A tug srai
ordered to take off tier pu.sseiig?-rs and
?.aggage while she lay at anchor off Tom
klnsvllle, but Fred B. Ualzej?, owner of
th? Oalzc'.l Towing Company, would not
let any of his tugs take the risk. It would
have been dangerous under th<? weather
condition? to attempt to transfer the ;>as
?enters, all of whom will be landed this
Two meteorological records were estab?
lished yest?-rday at the local Weather
Bureau, one was the loweat barometric
presaure ever rtrxmled here, and the
other was the highest sustained velocity
of the wind.
While the .?-torrn was general through?
out the city, it appeared at Its best at the
Hatterv, and attracted many visitors. On
tin; watch fur excitement, the crowd
surged from fine end of the wall to the
other. Whenever a Wat got Into trouble
the black iriaxs surged to points of van
taK?\ and many took snapshots of the
tugs and barges in distress.
Barge Crushed and Sunk.
The first trouble oegan about 2:.'J0 p. m.,
when four coal laden |,arg.?H broke adrift
from the tug William C. rleary and
crashed up against the Bills Island land?
ing pier. One ?if th<? bargen, owned by
the Ontario ft Western Itallroad. filled
and sank before reaching the wall, nnd
tin* barge J. .1. M?<'oIlum vvouhl have gone
to the bottom had not the rleary made
fast to her and towed her head on to the
Hardly had this mesa been straightened
out when the ??rowd rushed wildly to the
Liberty Island landing, there to watch a
tug floundering about In the heavy seas
and tooting for assistance. Her starlioard
rail was under water and those on board
were preparing to launch their only life-I
boat when the flrehoat New Yorker went I
out and towed her to the lee of Gov? I
For a half hour the breakers dashing '
over the wall held th? ?entre of ihn stage.
Then the crow 1 rushed eastward to the
Staten Island ferryhouse, where the big
tag Transfer No. I, of the New York,
New Haven ft Hartford Line, was on the
veree of ?Inking. Although her star?
board side was tammed up against the
fsrry ab|, seas were pouring into her en
glne room from the port side, and four or
live of her crew had on life preservers.
Just about the time the Transfer No. ?
was about to go over on her beam ends
Captain James Bradley. Jr., of the reve?
nue cutter Manhattan, rushed out on th??
pier and ordered the skipper to work the
sinking craft into the government shp
at the Barge Office. Once in out of the
gale the tug's pumps were able to cope
with the flood.
Crew from Tug Rescued.
The tug Leader, of the Newark Trans?
portation Company, got into trouble mid?
way hetween Robbln's Reef Light and
the Statue of Liberty. Her master. Cap?
tain McKeon. signalled for help as Wd
Municipal ferryboat Bronx was on n?;r
way from St. George to the Battery.
Captain Joseph Smith put about and
came up alongside the Leader. A ladder
waa put out, but the seas were too hlgU
for the men to climb aboard.
This plan had to be abandoned, but
Captain Smith kept after the tug and
cleverly brought his bow alongside the
tug's stern. A plank was put out. and
quickly five of the seven members of th,?
crew ran aboard the ferryboat. Captain
McKeon, with the engineer and fireman,
decided to stick to the craft ami bea<-h
her on the flats west of the Statue or
Liberty. Later It was reported that the
leader had sunk before the skipper was
abb- to get her Into shallow water
The tug Golden Age lost a barge "ft
Governor s island and two deck hands
were sent out In a ?mall boat to tak?: a
hawser to the barge. The gale capsized
the lifeboat, throwing both men into the
water. One of them grasped the hawser
and was pulled back to the tug. Th?>
other man, whose name was Oeorge Hen?
der?, ?Aas rescueil by the tug O. L. llal
lenbeck, In command of Captain Peter
?ahlll, but lie died later from exposure.
STORM CRIPPLES RAILWAY
New York Central 8uffers from
Washout on Hudson.
I By Telegraph to Th? TtII une 1
Ne?burg. M. V.. Jan. Z? Traffic on the
New York Central line on the east side
of the Hudson River waa seriously inter?
rupted by a bad Wa?hout between ?'on^tl
tutlon Island and Garrison to-night. The
roadbed under the easthound main track
Is almost completely washed away, and
only one track la open for travel.
A "seawall'' of ?tone, construct?-?) about
twelve y?-ars ago to reinforce the tra-k
BSSfBSf to th? river, has been washed
away. The wall was Installed after a
paSSaSSfat train had run Into the river at
this point A similar BOCfdsal was nur
lowly averted to-night. The Metropolitan
Kxpress had reach?-.! a point near the
SraSbaUt BefOrS the un?afe condition of
the tra-'k was die? over*?l. and It area
stopped only a short 'lt?tunce from the
Not in >ears ha? the **>w York CAtral
esperlenced .?? much ?rouble between New
York and Albany aa it has to-night SB
the result of the sev.-ie windstorm. r.-l>
giBpli srtfsa at <'?.Id Spring and Rnlue
? HIT are down, ai.l with only one track
in U?e, the trains are moving very mu
tteualy to avoi.i ees-tflantf
The wlnds'ori.i -lid ni., h damage to
?hipping In lbs II id-son.
STORM IMPERILS SCHOONER
Three-Master Battling Waves
Off Beach Haven.
IPv Tafagnpb' to The Tribu?.?
Atlantic (ity. N .1., Jan. 3.?While the
?tonn was at It? height to-iiay a three,
masted s< ho??ner came to anchor five
rsstaS "ff Heacii RassSI and fan a signal
of tfestrass to the malnmasthcad Through
powerful mann?? glasses it could be seen
that the captain ara! crew were maklnu
huit/ preparations t?> ride out the s*ata
Ulsan ?SIB at the stations within rang? of
th?- \"??l vv.re of tb>- ?ipinion that aha
was leektaf badly, and doubt was cx
i reas? ?i thai sha wooM ne sbla to weather
?I- tri'P.: BOTthareSt gale that ?l?>v??lop<'I
late in th? flair.
Hut the? ?ere power!.in.? t-i nid. a? their
surf trfiats ceuM not live in th?- s?>a*. The
flag bStolsfl when the schooner first came
to anchor guv way to .?-'gnul liants when
dartUMSS came, nnd thSOS signals vi.'.
dfraplajrad el intervals up to midnight.
The government nu n are hopeful that th"
?lippbii ressel I? ?till seaworthy. With
?. ?'iintlnuation of the gab- th." only hope
of the IftBOOnSV He? in being i-lghti'il by a
tug nr -learner plving along tin? coast.
NEW ENGLAND HARD HIT
Cottages Swept Out to Sea?
Loss of Craft Feared.
hnstOS IAH t\ -The loSSajf barometer
In >eais accninparitcd the high BOUthWSSt
art) galeakng the New England coa-?t to?
night The airtirl.il barometer at |ho
Weather Bureau r gNt.red 28.W>, while at
the office of the Boston Tow-boat Com?
pany 2h:A wa? the mark Much ?lamage
was done In Boston and outlying dis?
tricts by the wln?i. Fear* are felt for
nui' h shipping that was unable to reach
Th.? highest tide in many years ?wept
Hie coast. Gnat seas riiHhe?l over
beaches and wall?, causing much destruc?
tion At Quonochontiiug several cottages
were carried out to ?ea.
MOURNERS IN PANIC IN FOG
Funeral Party on Ferryboat in
a Collision at Nyack.
(By Telegraph to Tre? Tribune. |
Nyack. N. Y., Jan "-.?In the heavy fog
on the river at noon to-day tho ferryboat
Flushing rammed the ferryboat ltockland
?s both craft wen- within one hundred
yards of their slip? and caused great ex
?itiSiK'iit among the passenger?.
t")n the Rocklari'l was a funeral party
from Yonkers, with the body of Daniel
I'urdv, and the mourners were panic
stricken. Women run from one end of the
boat to the other, and It was with diffi?
culty that deckhands quieted them.
The Bids of the Rockland on which I?
the women's cabin was rammed and the
rail torn off. The hull, however, was not
Injured. She made her ?Up in a heavy
gale after being tossed about on the waves
for twenty minutes after the accident.
EGGS SENT^ CHICKS CAME
Incidentally a New Paroel Post
Puzzle Was Offered.
I By Telesraph to The Tribun? 1
Harrington. Del , Jun. 3?While
solving for poultry men the vexatious
problem of how to hatch chlckena In
winter, Joslah Hopkins, who lives near
here, presented a new puzzle for postai
officials to solve.
Ab a New Year's gift to a favorite
granddaughter in a down state town
Hopkins packed two dozen egg? in a
tin less cooker and mailed them by
parcel post on Wednesday. When the
package arrived twenty fluffy chickens
appeared, v?>r\ much alive, together
with four dead ones.
The postmasbir at the receiving office
did not believ.? baby chickens were
inailable under the new law, but h?
delivered them to the addressee rather
than disappoint he*.
(M SWEPT B? GAIE
AND MANY MAY BE LOST
South Atlantic Shipping Par?
alyzed, Buildings Blown Down
and Craft Damaged.
HOTEL GUESTS SCARED
Structure at Old Point Comfort
Quivers in the Path of Hur?
ricane-One Killed, 11 Hurt,
in Collapse of Factory.
Washington, Jan. 3.?The southwest
gal?* which swept the Atlantl?* coast statos
with great fury to-day had by to-night
spent most of Its force la that section
of th?? country. In Its path the storm
had left mu? h damage lo shipping and
properly and crippled wire communica?
tion. It is fear?*?! that tlu*re has been
loss of life at sea.
Newport News. Norfolk and Richmond
Blistered the heaviest ?l?rmige. In Georgia,
Florida and South Carolina the wind at?
tained unprecedented velotity, and the
property loss will he extensive, both In
cities and towns and to shipping along
Th? Storni, which was central to-night
Otee the lovv.-r St. L'iwrence Valley, is re?
markable for both rapidity of its devel?
opment and for Its abnormally low ba?
rometer readings. It had moved slowly
a?-i-?.*.-- the country in the form of a nar?
row north and south trough, with only
moderate intensity until to-day, when It
gevalopsd into a tenlfle gale, central over
The revenue cutter service is sending
the .utter Seneca to the assistance of an
unknown throe masted schooner off Little
Kgg Harbor, N. J,
WesT pest News, Va.. Jan. 3?Though
greater damage has been done, not within
the memory of pSTSOSM now living has there
been such a terri fb? windstorm experl
I? n? eil on the Virginia peninsula as that
which blew out of th? southwest to-day.
Shipping was paralysed throughout the
day and damage was dOOS t?i many craft.
bota small and larg?*. Several houses in
the city and suburbs were unroof.-?!.
Although it blew steadily all day at
i from fifty to sixty mile?, tne Wind rea? lied
i its height. lK?twe?.?n sixty-five ami BSV?nty
[ Briiles, shortly b?'fore noon. A bri? k wall
1 of a burn. ?I building In the wholesale
di.-rrlct was blown ever. Bad SfSaShed
thniug'i the roof Of Bwtft & CO-'a plant
.'.?Ijolnfng. Hoofs wer?- Ufted from dwell?
' lng houses, yilate glis- wtnilows were
smashed, trees upro'.ted and other dam?
age done. >.ut 00 IBM was Injured.
\t the ?'l.arnberlatn Hotel, at Old Point
Comfort, Which was exposed to the wiml
w-itl? S dear SWOBS! Of twenty miles, con?
sternation was saSMSd Bmoag the guests
by the gldvertag of the hug?? structure,
thrv intermittent smashing of window
glass an.! the crashing of sheets of slate
fr.im th>* roof.
The worst damage was done by the
storm in the barber. The British steam?
er?? Flerwlidvale and Falls of ?>r?-liy. al?
though both had out double arvhors.
dragged and came together, I.ater thi
Falls of Orohy was blown across a Bfjp
between two piers, and plates on h??r p?)rt
side were damaged. She will be docked
A roa I barge crashed into the German
steamer Wasgenwald, but the latter ves?
sel was only slightly damaged. The barg?*
Marv P Mlti-hell craah-d Into a pier and
badly damaged that structure. During
th.? height of the storm fully a ?lo.;en
barges lad floats were buffeted about in
the barter, as It was too rough for even
the largest tugs to venture to their res?
cue. Some of the damaged barges are
ewaed by the Southern Railroad Hie
?'hesapeake ft Ohio Ilullroad, an?! the
Sanford ft flrooka Dredging ?""ompany.
As the wind was still blowing late to?
night at a high rate, th? amount of dam
nge to small craft could not l?e learn?.!.
Several small oyster schooners are un
i e .tuite.l for, and It Is feared that they
and their cr?*ws may be lost.
Philadelphia, Jan. 3.?Wind which at?
talned sixty-six miles an hour In rla?es
I'HtiHed heavy damage throughout Penn?
sylvania. Delaware and New JsgUsy to?
lla?. Pudding*, trees and poles were
blown down in all sectbms of the threo
states, one man whs kill???! and num r
SUB persons were Injure.!. Vessels, most?
ly small craft, anchored In the Delavvae
Hiver and along the Atlantic coast
dragrgOd their anchors and were driven
Low barometric pressure and high
winds were accompanied by many varia?
tions In the other weather conditions.
Hnow flurries, heavy ruin, sun showers,
clear skies, and finally, to-night, more
snow, prevailed In this city, while in
Harrlsburg there waa thunder and light?
The thermometer showed a wide range.
The mercury registered 62, a new high
10001*4 for Januarv 3 here, shortly before
noon, and to-night, when snow began
falling, it had dropped to 33.
George Turmr was killed and eleven
persons were Injured In the collapse of a.
four story factory at No. 411 South 6th
Btreet, In this city. A acore of oth? rs
were burled under the ruins of a shed at
Westmoreland str?jet wharf, on the Dela?
ware River, but escaped serious injury.
Many freak accidents, due to the high
win?!, ??ccurred her??. A woman had her
handbag torn from her grasp as she
walked at Hroad and Chestnut streets,
and US In bills was blown in all direc?
tions. Only a ?mall u mount was recov?
ered. The driver of a heavy motor truck
waa blown from hla seat while crossing
Walnut street bridge and the heavy ma?
chine was dashed through the Iron rail?
ing, hanging above the river until re?
moved with a block and tackle.
Beaufort, N. C Jan. 3?The terrific
gale which struck this place and sur?
rounding country to-day continued with
unabated fury to-night. Shipping, as fat
as reportid. has suffered little damage,
but the wharves here have been slightly
damage?!. Tho most serious damage so
far reported in this vicinity occurred
when the topmast of the wireless station
at Rivers Island waa blown off, temporar.
ily putting the station out of commission.
The heaviest gale of the season is rag?
ing at Cape l>ookout, where the British
steamer Alcazar Is ashoiv. The revenue
cutter Semin?le, Captain Garden, is stand?
ing by. _
Wilmington, N. C , Jan. 3?A southwest
gale attaining a maximum velocity of
thirty-tight miles an hour at 7 o'clock to?
night prevailed here all day, but without
??.image to H/e or property. Advices from
Southport at 8 o'clock to-night were that
th? gale off the coast reached probably
fifty miles an hour, but was moderating
apparently at that hour. No damage to
shipping had been reported.
The fate of the schooner Savannah,
stranded on Frying Pan and abandoned
by the crew a week ago, is unknown, al?
though hope of saving her had already
been despaired of.
CHEESE MAKESJ-IFTY ILL
Whole Families Are Poisoned in
Little Falls, N. Y.
Little Falls, N. Y., Jan. 3,-Physlclans
cared for moro than fifty ptomaine
poisoning cases in the foreign section
of this city to-day. Many of those af?
fected are seriously 111, and in some
canes entire families have been
Doctors say they have traced the
cause to cheese.
Leather Mats, Table
At One-Half Usual Prices.
The goods are all of the !
highest quality of workman
ship, and the charm of i
refined elegance, combined ?
with durability, makes them ?
To facilitate selection an I
entire centre section is de- !
voted to the sale of these I
Values $5.00 to $9.00
At $3.00 and $4.50
Very Special Offering.
30 inches 36 inches
Values $7.50 to $15.00
Oval, oblong and round.
flinches, 101/. inches, 12 inches,
25c 50c 75c
Values 35c to $1.50
MATS, AS FOLLOWS:
15 inches, 20 inches, 25 inches,
$1.00 $2.00 $3,00
Values $1.50 to $6.00
Round, square and oblong.
ART EXHIBITIONS AND SALES.
ON FREE \ IEW
9 A. M. until 6 P. M.
Rare Historical China
And other rare old china. Pewter,
Hot Water Urn by Paul Revere, and
other interesting objects
Collected by the late
Mrs. Clarissa W. Samson,
of Xir+t ?*-dfi>rd, Ma-?aa-hu<aet|.,
An Acknowledged Authority on o?d English
Unrestricted Public Salo
Tuesd ay, Wednesday & Thursday
Afternoons next. January 7th,
8th and 9th. at 2:30
American Art Galleries
MadiKon taquare ??out h.
V ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE ?*?<*??<?<?
o? receipt of 60 ccafa.
ALSO ON FREE VIEW
and other Picturea.
By noted French ImpreasioniaU
and ?Contemporary Artiste
Degas (11) Boudin (2)
Monet (2) Vidal (3)
Pissarro (6) Caaaatt (3)
Renoir (3) Collin (5)
Blache (13) Raffaelli
Guillaumin (4) Zandomeneghi (5)
and other prominent Artists.
To Be Sold
at Unrestricted Public Sale
Wednesday Evening Next,
January 8th, at 8:15
American Art Galleries
In the Grand Ball Room
of the Plaza
Thursday Evening: Next,
January 9th, at 8:15
(Admission to the ?lasa by ear? ts at
sad free of the maaafars.)
VA Cataloe?? I?# Las? printed ?? *?_*?_
pa|>er rand In Jattane?- Hlnitln* llla?tratl?S
tvorj paft-*N a III be mall-d postpaid ?a
rifrlpt of Flv? Dollars.
Th? ?ale? will b* eom?mett? by
Mr. THOMAS E. KIKBY. of ta?
AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, Maaatm
4 and <i Bs?t 23d Strret, Madison SQuaj? Sa