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fME WEATHER FORECAST.
Fair and warmer to-day and to-morrow;
light variable winds, becoming southerly.
Detailed weather reports will be found on page 17.
VOL. LXXIX. NO. 217.
NEW YORK, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1912. Copiiritiht, lfl2, bv the Sun Printing and PubUthina Attociatlon.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ROOSEVELT COMES TO
OPEN ABUSE OF TAFT
fnllr, the President the. Kind
Ptogressivc the Bosses
km:my of social justick
cm in: Through West Virginia Shows
(.iiccocK. due of tho Seven, Had
Wrone l'.nr to Ground.
Lot'lsvtl.n:. Ky,. April 3. Theodore
Eooscvelt ojwjtiod up anowstralnof Velio
monce nnd flood or denunciation against
P-esidctit Trt horo to-night liofore
in, audience or 0,000 that jammed the
iHitorium or tho Phoenix Hill Park.
The crowd was enthusiastic nnd over
t!. nod into the streets.
It was tlin most hitter nnd cynical
itr.iitlt upon tho President that the
Colri.cl lias yet made
He took tho President's statement
r. Philadelphia that ho la a progressive
. the butt ot his attack, and fnlrly rallod
si tin- President, using the high pitched,
,'iueuking voice or Irony for humorous
rVct that ho employs no often in ridicul
ing He cried out with heut that if Presi
dent Tntt Is n progressive ho Ik precisely
Ite kind that bosses; like Penrose, Otig
cetilieim, Patrick Calhoun, Cannon, Gal
linger, boritner and others thoroughly
"These men know him well!" shouted
the Colonel. "nnd have studied his action
for three yearn, nnd they regard him
it lmg precisely tho kind or progressive
"Item they approve.
Now. the progres.slvene.s.s that meets
Mil merits tho cordial approval or these
c-ntlemeii is not the kind of progrosslve
that we on our side champion. Hovv
ever good the President's intentions,
1 believe that his actions have shown
tt.at he l entitled to the support or pre
cisely these men."
'I hen turning to denounce and dis
credit the acts or theT.ift adminit ration,
the ." ihiiif I ridiculed the rate hill, stormed
at President Toft for undoing tho work
to- i.nxrvation, puru food and lietter-n-nt
of country lire that the Colonel as
ehiel executive had started, and held him
up ,e an enemy to social progress in not
favoring Ihe Colonel's recall or judicial
He called for the anathemas of the
iv,l" tix)ti the Toft administration in
"I believe that their (Penrose. Ac.) judg-nioii-
upon the administration ami upon
That ii- contlnuanco would mean to the
lople i'.hi lie accepted, and I think that
tuiir jt.d,jmont as shown by the extrcim
lecMessness or their actions in trying t
ccure the President's renomlnatlou give
i.s nn accurate gunge as to what the ad
ministration merits rrom the people nnC
what the action of the pooplo i-hould Uj."
Tho Colonel hotly hraiuled President
Taft as a reactionary, in the race or his
claim to progressive ideas, and defined a
"Every man who ditectly or indirectly
jpholds privilego and favors the special
interests, whether ho acts from evil mo
tives or locause he is puzr.lo-hcuded or
dull of mental vision or lacking in social
fyrnpathy, or whether he simply lacks
interest in the subject, is a reactionary."
Mr. Hoosevelt's main speech of tho day
"as In liouisvillo. lie arrived at 8:33
o'clock in tho evening after meeting the
largest and most enthusiastic crowds
he has yet liad whilo crossing Kentucky
in the afternoon.
The tlrst day of his second swing around
the country, which as announced by his
managers tft Washington last night
I to be a nine day Instead of u two day
tnpand Is to Include besides cross-country
talking tours of West Virginia and Ken
t jriy, similar jaunts In Pennsylvania
and Illinois, upon which two States the
ro!rmel' managers realize his hope
depend, was an all day talking travelogue
Ticentrated on southwestern Virginia,
t v Ire n a and northeastorn Ken-
''iciy. Fifteen car end speeches was the
Tim jaunt of tho Colonel ucros-s We.it
Virginia revealed so much opposition
io him in tho opinion expressed ulong llie
'oad among those that listened and with
.'hers who travelled in tho train that im
rani.. I observers believed that tho oople
must have been shooting oil wolls when
f-iv Glasscock, ono of tho seven, hud his
sir ' j the ground and heard clamorous
a!,' foi tho Colonel to come out. The
fioveinc did not meet the Colonel on the
Tht udfl across West Virginia drew
uiil crowds in a country which at best
v-i" 3 scattered and small population,
peonk- gathering in numbers from
"r 30 to S'X) nt Itonoeverte, Alderson,
Hint, Thurmond and St. Albans.
.Montgomery tho crowd was larger
-1 a' Cliarlestoti, capital of the State,
h.re Gov Glasscock's influonce Is sup
'"Hi to be strongest, the crowd got up to
' -" most of whom had to pay ten
' to get across tho Kanawha Rivor
'' nth city on a corporation controlled
rovvds all along were picturesque
" picturesque setting. The Colonel's
:i was running along the rocky,
i. "J rlifTsat tho side of the Now and the
ui.'iwhn rivers. Just a ledge wae left
' i rt o his stopping places between
rushing, muddy, swollen streams
v I ".-dins
v iliiiton, where tho train wae Just
com-, mt,, (j)H f.0,,1 regions, school
vJ ' out for the day. Kids and young
' '''s in thu oily jumpers of railroad
1 or dusky with coal dust scrambled
' ' 'he dripping rocks at the sido of the
1 ' ii" s car to get back to the rear of
"" train to hear him.
I an' io see Tisidy," the youngsters
' 'ii.sl as they scampered over the
I want to got a look -but we're all
""mocrats here." said a fellow in a
iotire were .100 or too coal miners and
" 'l '"en to greet tho Colonel at Thur-
Continued nn Nccond Pape,
it t.t et giiM uitiml tiMUtt. AH.
Haul to Hate Employed Iteno Attorn
to Art for Her In California.
Rkno, Nov., April 3. -The following
Is published in the Iteno Kvcning (Imcttr:
"Mine, Schumunti-llelnk, tho opera
sinner, while In this city recently engaged
uiorneys note lo llie an action for divorce
for her. Sho does not Intend to come to
Iteno and reside six months before com
mencing her action, but it Is said that she
will bring her suit In San Diego,
Mint how soon her uctlonwlll be com-
menced is not known but It Is said Hint she
will (lie It In a short time.nnd that her local
nttorneys will go to the southern Call
fornln city to proseeuto It for her.
-While In Heno Mine. Sehumnnn-Hoink
stayed at the Riverside Hotel and while
thero hnd n numbnr of Interviews with her
iosi January that sho intended to sue
her husband, William Itapp, for divorce
They had been separated ror several
"It Is my children who have caused the
separation," she said at that time. -He
could not understand. He has no children
and I have eight, soma of them grown up "
-Mme, Schumnnn-Hoink is fsl years old
and Itapp Is about M, Ho Is the son or the
proprietor or tho Illinois Staate-Zcitung
They were married in Chicago on May
.Mine ncmimann-lleink bv her mar
rtago became nu American citl.en. but
sue nan tnKen out her first papers before
that. Sho was born in Austria and began
studying ringing in a convent nt Prague.
Mie was engaged as contralto nt the
iresuen opera Uerore the wiis 17 In
1SIIS Mnnrtea fir,,,. I
Metropolitan Opera House. Since then I
sue nas made this country her home.
The oldest of her eight children bv her
first husband is 2S. After she announced
her intention to sue fpr divorce Happ
insisted that he hnd been his wile's man
ager nnd that much or her success was
due to him. This brought forth un in
dignant denial from the singer
WRONG COURT AGAIN ?
Appellate Division Here Not Ukelr to
Issue II j de Prohibition Writ To-daj.
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frnm llm l,u.lln... 1 1! .,!.,!,... r .! .
in in. r irsi
Department the ether day District
Attorney Whitman alleged that Justi-o
Woodward of the Hrooklyn Supreme
Court had no jurisdiction to her.r the
SCHUMANN-HEINK SOON TO SUE
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H. Hvde and should liAvn nmiln it nhm. t
i-nuiii mi f Av.itv t inimi nri.i ii i i nr ,
able before a justice of the Sunreme
tourt in New ork county. Now the
question has been raired whether the
District Attorney did not select the
vrong appellate division before hioh
III tlltlt'M hlu :it,Mtt,Mif lt, 1.. ...Tl T-r I
f.rohibition directed to JaMic ' W1. '.
ward to stop any proceedings before
him on the return of tho writ. It is
l!L..lv lli.nl 111., .nnllap wttl I... w. I...... I
fl.e ni oli-t f .' i-i... .' 1
n.-irim..nf uui.k i. i.
I :.".' , "T,"1 .'i.f OI:ml"e'strAbisnms (r,ret n suiEic.il oneration.'
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uiai .nr. unitnwn or nis ..ssisini.t, Mr. ,
junnsioiie, v.iu journey io iiroouiyn
in Stll lir.lul. Mlftmin ,.f M....I.I I
l. .,!. ., i
.iionoav anil i
renew the application made in .Man
hattan. Assistant District Attorney Johnstone
went to flrooklyn ycsterdiiy aril had a
conference with JuMicti Wowlward The
object of the visit was to complete ihe
record hero by lenrnitr; positively vhether
or not the Appellate Division of th- Sec
ond Department was in i-ession ut th"
time of the application to tho New York
court for tho writ. Mr Johnstone wns
informed by Justice Woodward that the
Brooklyn court wns not In session that day
It was stated yesterday, however. Hut
a sufficient number of the liionklyn
Justices were in their chambers at the
time to have opened court, ns court vus
op.-nid in Manlmttnn expressly for the
I earing of the application.
WALKED ON, FACING DEATH.
Women Fainted When The) Saw Inspector
Kiueci on MCTated Road,
John Dryer, a headway inspector, was ,
struck down by a northbound
near Sixty-fifth street on the Ninth nvenue
elevated rond us Jio walkisi south In the
centre of the track about o'clock lust
night. Motorman Herman Glafhoff can
not explain how Dryer fal'ecl to avoid
the dungcr He was walking toward
the express, Qlafhoft' says, with his bond
erect und apparently seeing the train
Many people on both the platforms at
Sixty-sixth street had been wutchlng
Dryer make his way down the track-
v U,eDs"rict ll7!LTV'i,MI,' Iftheydldtherwerecrable.l'r'--- "f "rie,J for Simmons and
X the I NstriU Attorney to the Appellate , , , A(,p ,; , , , Simmons i ' it him, the bullet going
Division or th" Second I) vis On in Irook- , . . , U ' , 1 ihrouirli his .host -mil enleriiu' tie left
ivn frn jraii,r ... ,, .n, , . . Ilm iinrv treatment he was nr rested lnrojK" ",'sl enienng u.e leu
in for n similar win Jhe ueeisi,,,, of'. ,irartialni. ,niHllH . vw Jer-ev slmuM.-r. He continued the light, with
the Appellate Division of the First I.V-, , rt 1 L'VS' -iTJ',, , sister and the maid helping hint,
partment on the nutter of the writ i- ca,e Jrnntrtri,"l,n 1 V.v rsAr hi list Th.-n Miss .l.mes ,an to the Hist Th rtv
ox.H.cte.l this artoinoon. It is probable f" ' , 'ZZ. street p,,! tation. two b.ock
they saw him killed there wns I He is u brother of Hobert W. Chanler." ! he aMtf
cicitemoi.t, and several women i Ho hah served as Assemblyman for u num- sunv, und
fainted, Many of tho pa-sonf;ers of the
stalled train In bpitc of the llvo third
rail clumbered over tho tracks to the
station and there took locals up town.
Tho lino of blocked expresses reached
bolow Forty-Mjcond street and it wis
nearly 7 o'clock before things were
Dryer lived ut 2150 .Seventh avenue
and was married
CLOSED SHOP NOT IINI AWPlll 1
Connecticut C ourt Gives Verdict to Iilior
I'nlnn In Consplrary Case,
DANiinnv, Conn., April 3, Tho right ot
manufacturers and labor unions to enter I
inio agreemems io muiutitin (lie closed
shop is upheld In a verdict icturned to-,n
nigiu ny a jury in tne hiiikm lor Court. ut Pennsylvania. He was budly hurt
Doinlnlck O'Coniior, n hat maker em- nmi vvus taken to a hospital. Miss
ployed in n union shop, failed to pay hU (Jteen was taken to St. llnrnaba's llos
ussessments to tho union und when his i ,,ti, unconscious uml with u fractured
leuow rmpioyees reiuseq work willi'Muill. broken right leg and other In
nun ne wns iiiscnargeu.
Ho brought suit auuiust the Ibit Mi.-n,
Union, alleging coiispuacy Stale Labor h"'"'H .Muriisinvvii. while on n
CominlHslcner PuHiek II Connolley ,,,!;""'. 'V.'.y .vl" . ''"'rnlng
named au a defendant
i lie liny ga ve a '
vennci lor inn iieieuuaniN anil In a special I
veidlct declared that the iigioement lie-
tweon iniiinifucl urers uml unions wnh not
unreasonable or contrary to public piduy
tin: i'amii:u ni i k i vn
Why not i sim ml It i u.e Hun I ,i.,u 1 nnr
lVihr li.L I m r.V", ,'.,,'"i",' Sll"'
it.'ilii'.f i .!. ''fi-"fl""' "a llie
SL.,'m,D.lX.,,iVcl,7,,,,a S "AV,""k i
JERSEY CLUTCHES AT
( 'mint V
NEW YORK DOCTOR
of Middlesex Says
However. Gov. Dix Honored
Wilson's Requisition nnd He
Dr. .lames K Stuhbort, who ha? oc-
' l',,l,'w' 'hair of pulmonary diseases
at the Post-Graduate .Medical School
been head surgeon of tho Nicaragua
Canal Company and In diarge of the
Loomls Sanitarium for six years, must
go to New Jersey unci stand tri.tl for
receiving $12 tinder fiiNn pretences be
causo he agreed to treat n boy in
Perth Amboy, county or Middlesex,
lor hydrocephalus, or water on the brain,
n disease which he says physicians now
know to be sometimes curable anil should
attempt to cure. The Jersey indictment
I 11 incurable except by surgery,
. hence the alleged rale pi etcuce. Supreme
I Court Justice Hendrick dismiss ed yester-1
1 day a writ of habeas corpus obtained by
nr. JMiiuueri sougnt to prove on me
i nearing oeiore justice iiencincii that ne .
hail done only what any physiciin who
follows modern methods should have
done and he submlttisi affidavits by
Prof. Charles F. Wainwrlght. professor
of tho principles nnd practice of medicine
it tho Polyclinic Hospital, and or Di.
William It. Henderson, that his treatment
was proer and would have lieen fob
lowed by them under the same
circumstances, .lustiie Hendik'k de-
elded that tho physician's guilt or
innocence was not In (lUiion.
since the Governor of N'ew Jersev had
isuod n requisition upon nn indictment
nnd Gov. Dix had honored th leoiiiM-
Dr. Stuhliert cont tided thut he
was not n fugitivo from ju-ttc from N'ew
Jersey and was on his vny liaek there j
when ho wns arrested a month ago
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I he Indictment alleges 'hat there W no (
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ti.'iii iiir 1 1 f i r, kfii iiiiiiiis niiti i.if.rnui .
a'"' "mt representing
in representing th.T he could
make a cure Dr Stubl-ei-t was taking j
mon-y under fnls... pretences Dr stub-
bert contended that n remilsiiioti luised
on such an indictment should not have
)en honored by Gov. Dix.
Dr Stubborn told Justice Hendrick
Iliat h" tt"Mt ,n Ami'n' " ,''-
porr.ry charge of thopracticeof Dr. Arthur
V Hill. A Mrs. Brut7 brousht hr thlr-teen-year-okl
son for trentment and Dr.
Stuhiieit intended to take n blo.x rear
to find out whether the conditions
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e.ime irnrn me sntiree lie lirtM.tved mv '
nnd was released. Immediately nfterwnul
. ,,Jm,tH ,,,:,.,.,. n'n, r.., i.
he wns arrested In I Ills Sf.iti nn Hie rermisl.
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noil lioui .-.en ueir-L-i iiiui i.ui ji.'i'i Willi- '
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Oil. IKMI lllllli II1SII11I
him on a $l,ooo bond
Dr Stubbert said that the charge that
hydrocephalus is incurable nnd in this
cae strabismus nUo is untrue and tho
charge i made "either maliciously or rrom
Inclc of medical knowledge " lie con
tended that Gov, Dit should Isive eier-
c'sfsl his prerogative and refused to
honor the Now Jer'ey requisition based ,
on such an indictment
CHANLERS OUT OF POLITICS.
I'nrnirr Sheriff and l.trtitrnant-fjiirrrnor
PomiiKKKi'sti.. April 3. "Hack to th
simple life," is Hob Chunler's slogan,
At to-day's meeting of the Democratic
committee for Dutches county the an
nouncement wns made on Mr. Chunler's
behalf that ho wis out or nolitlcs. The
hornier Sheriff or Dutches county
Is desirous ol linviug a rest nnd wants to .
uvo,ul harrowing hcene.s and incident 1. 1
' )"' 'vu mu naui iuui
iiu-iiui weinociiic- iviiii .niivsn aim vigor i
that made his name a Ihousehold word.
Then the charm of Paris made a hiatus
in uis political career
To u call to return to his old ollticjl
uftiliations ami to take up ugain the bur
dens ol party leadership Mr. Chanler
sent a reply that, he really couldn't do it,
With his matrimonial complications out
of the way ho has settled down to the j
calm cureer of a puinter.
Lewis StUVVeSUnt UiaMer. former I
Lieutenant-Governor, also announced his
retirement from politics at the meeting. '
ber of years from the Second Dutchess 1
?K i , . , , i.iii
Kdvvard h. Perkins was reelected chair-
man ol the Dutchess countv Democrat c '
IN AUTO CRASH.
Woman l.lkrly to Die and Cnlvrrilty In
struitor nudly Injured.
Miss roila Oreen, 10 years old, of
Morrlstovvn, .V. J., was probably fatally
Injured about .12 o'clock last night
! Ill no n.il.t.iwaill.. nnetilnnf ut Cllntnil
and .kllfl' iivenuef, Newnrk, while rid
ing nt n forty mile an hour clip In a
lour niisseiiuer car owned and driven
by Albert Kntry. so years old, of CS12
i i ,n ne.isi ei I'iKe. I'niiuiieinniu. tin is
medical Instructor In the University
Mr. laitt v vv.U' staying at the Cnlled i
IIOIII II llll HI l'llllll III I1IM 111 f llllll
nt n n hum ttnn In I'lhilmi ninnun In
tried to swervi
a trolley ear,
I ern.lheil into 11 li-fti
Mr I'.mry ami Miss tireeii iivn thrown1
mil lb bus I down ,i r fur several
. HI'S hut i oil', I I. I Utile about ll'T
mM' III III. t MM A II.VItl lH
Willi nirt i.inll,, I'ljln il l,U
L,V " "' ' ' ul
I DANGER IN DOUBLING AT BRIDGE
Htranilili (Same Lands Losers Out
8 1 00,000 Oiillc t'nanures.
Sprrml fable ht'pnlcli to Tim Sr.v
I Loxuo.v, April 3,- There was a curious
I incident on tho last eartward trip of tho
IhtlljWhito Star lltier Olympic. Two Ameri
cans, at: Australian and an Englishman,
whoe names are not divulged, were
playing bridge whist for five cents n
I point . 'I hey played freely, calling on
light hands and doubling the dccliir.it Ira
on the smallest unification.
J he Lnghshmnn at last made a heart
'..nil ii'lit.tl, it-na itrnmnlltf .tmilil.l I ... Ittu
j Australian opponent, 'llie Kngll-hman
again doub'ed. This w,is repeated eigh
teen times. The game was played
through and the heart caller lost the
When the points wore calculr.trd it was
found that they inu'tlplled to 2,097.152
und that the odd trick was worth more
than Sluo.OOi). The losers said this was
absurd; that nobody realized what they
were doing. It was eventually agred
that the losers should each pay IVin for
the mid trick
SMALL ACTRESS. BIG BURGLAR.
Anita Smith found Itlm In Her Kooni anil
Chased lllni Into Cuslnilv.
When Miss Anita Smith, who is an
uctress, leturmsl to her furnished room
ot 232 West 'thirty-ninth street late
ernoon she was shocked to
' find a big husky fellow doing ill) all her
nlco clothes end jewelry and thiiiRU in
! a bundle She let one wild whoop out of
, l,pr nm mcd0 for him 11. being some
j six feet tall, und. as it nlterwnrd np
pcared, a pliimlx-r. throw the little miss
aside nnd be-lttd for the street
Mt Anita .Smith thereiioii chased tho
mun westward in Thirty-ninth strec t ni d
, was being surely l ft behind when the
fleeing one bumped into IVti rtivo Phel.tii,
He showed fight and Mi-s Smith screamed
again and Detective Curry nnd two
'policemen came to the rescue,
At the station hou-e the prisoner said
he was William McCalsi, n plumber. 22
years old, of 401 Weet forty-eighth ttreet
. Ho had forced a cellaf door and thus made
his way to Miss Smith's room He was
held fn a charge of burglary
!H0T FIGHT IN BANKER'S HOME.
,;,,, um, Blarkjarl.s Tsui When
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" S Nesro W aids Ills Job lliu k.
.lelm ImtMims fi nui.ivi A f.tet ' itielies
, - " .v. .
- 'l" weighing 270 pounds, went to
""iru "iin..m ii.nu.-i.
"it'Ker. at Ui Jvist inirty-sovetitli btrtct
"-"- lu i""JU ""J """son
the colored hou'ekeeper, to lake him
i-acK as lueis-Mi.in. .nr. iiunier is in
Florida nnd Mary discharged Simmons
a few diys ago. When Miss Johnson
refused to take him back Simmons draw
u revolver nnd she ran from the basement
to tho jtarlor floor screaming for help.
As who rjn up tho stairs the door liell
rang and Annie Jones, n colored maid,
let in John Johnson, a brother of the
l,mlseL..tt.r trim c,f- 1,. U . wntww.l
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away, and got Detectives Nelson nnd
Snvdecknr. When thev entered the house
Simmons un? rninlni' imwn into the
basement with the revolver in his hand.
Tho dotectives pitched into him with
their blackjacks and Simmons fought
hick. When they finally got him to the
police station lie was so badly beaten
that lie was taken to Hollevtic Hospital.
Dr. Gregory think.-t he may have to put
him in Ihe psychopathic ward. Johnson
ulw' w;m lrvxU?, al ll,e ""d then
neiii inline. ins viiiiintl ih hoi sorious,
Simmons is chared with feloniousnsHauli
and carrying concealed weapons.
An hour after the fight Annie Jones re
ported at the police station that a valuable
dog belonging to Mr. Hunter bad got out
1 of the house during tho fight and couldn't
; be found,
LUNA PARK CO. ASSIGNS.
Place to lie Kiln This Summer ami I'rnilts
to lie Divided Anionic Creditors.
The I.una Park Company mnde an
nKsltfnmem for tin. liem.m nf its rr,Hrnr
yesterday. Frederic Thompson, pre?l-
uent ol tiie conilany, tiled a notice ol
assignment to Ilom.m liebos, auditor
0f ti, concern lor many venrs, in Ihe
Klnes Countv Clerk's olllco "in Brooklvn
late in the afternoon. Kdwin T Talia
ferro, counsel for Thompson, i authority
tor the Ftn'.einent that the amusement
park will continue under the direction of
Debes this summer, the profits to b
divided equally among creditors.
An ufiidavlt sworn to by Thompcon
neeemt.nnti.a 111 lir,llna nt nualnnmunt If
i! u.i.mi.i .u.. i
. I.V . f ... V l'l
I'Verul judgments nre uiit-
standimr. No llirures nre Klven nnd no
Th cour,0 lh Pomr)nv has taken was
, four, tne company lia taKen was
ueciueu upon ni a ineeung oi me nirectors
at Coney Island on Tuesday last
A dispossess order was granted against
the huna Park Company by Justice Rich
ards in tho Fifth District Municipal Court
in Hrooklyn yciterday at tho instance
of the Sea Heaoh Uind Company and
Charles C, Overton, owners of the land
on which tho purk Is built.
City Murshal Alonzo Glover went to the
park later in the day with a copy of the
order and served it on the officials of the
Luna Park Company und on tho con
cessionaires, Frcderiu Thompson mid last night!
"Luna Pink was in the best llnanci.il
condition of its career when the Dream
kind file caused tho cancellation of our
flro policies ami Injured credit. Follow
ing this Luna had u lire. Cur iron'cou
struct icT confined it to ono section, but
I11 "ecc!'.ny nils nun io ne reuinii in-
geincr wiiu a ivqiiuvu couiiii:i" eirjnge
with novelties, I iiikIh weio lncKln; and
credit vy, s miitig."
Mr. Tltoiniik.'n yesterdnv e Luna
'!'". li-r.' h- In." been working on
Plans lor ino i.isi ivvn nionius, ne iooh
an oflleo ill Manhattan,
cnt.M.IS l, UI lllhHN IIMIMX,
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FALL KILLS RDDGERS.
COAST TO COAST FLIER
Machine Drops 200 Feet Near
Where lie Ended Transcon
WIFE SPARED THE SHOCK
Broke Her Rule of Accompanjini; Aviator
lo Field Blrdman Crushed by
Weight of Machine.
Los Anqei.f.s, Cal., April 3. Calbraitb
P. Rodgers, first of the birdnien to fly
from ocean to ocean, fell to his death at
Long Beach shortly nfter 3 o'clock this
Fate's irony was manifest in the fact
that he fell while making what was merely
a try out, a (light in no wlso comparable
to any of (-cores of exhibitions ho has given,
and died within 000 feet of the spot where
he ended his trans-continental flight a
few months ngo
There had been talk of placing ti monu
ment on the spot to mark thut achieve
ment. Were it in place it might well
serve llie dual purpose of monument and
Koders hnd been making trial flights
daily in preparation for his Fastern en
gagements. Bfore he started Into tho
ulr i his afternoon ho tested his biplane
carefully. It appeared to be in perfect
"Well, I'll i.how you a few dips," said
Rodgers as lie seated himself. Waving
his hmd to his friends and casual spectn
Prs who had gathered, Rodger.s rose
swiftly and headed out over tho breakers.
Ho wns approximately 200 foot above thu
breuker lino when tho biplane, tilting
sharply, began to drop.
Hodgers made nn effort to head toward
tho pir, but was unable to control the
piano and it fell into about two feet of
The imiact crushed the machine and
Rodgrs was caught beneat.'i the wreck
age. He suffered bev'eral fractured ribs,
internal injuries and possibly a broken
neck. He lived scarcely three minutes,
dying just as ho was carried Into n bath
house near tho spot where lie fell.
Rodgers and his wife bud been living
at the Hotel Maryland In Pasadena, and
Mrs. Hodgers was thero when the tragedy
happened. She had accompanied
her husband to Long Beach many timer,
but did not go to-day. The body was
taken lo Pasadena this evening.
Rodgers fell many times whilo flying
across the continent, tho last time near
Compton, a small town near this city,
a few days before he completed his flight.
Ho vras so seriously injured at that time
that th completion of the flight wag
delayed several weeks. As soon as Ids
Injured legs permitted he went to Comp
ton, whore ho hud fallen, lose into the
air again and finished his flight. Dis
curbing that mishap, Rodgers said: "I am
not afraid of death In an aeroplane.
When It comes, if it does, it will have no
hurt When I fell at Compton I made
sure or that. The minute an nviator
begins to fall he experiences what 1 call
aerial asphyxia. Thero isu state of what
seems unconrcious bliss from the moment
tho drop begins. If death follows an
aviator does not know what has happened
Culhrnlth Hodgers was the first aviator
to accomplish n transcontinental flight.
He P.ew from Sheepliend Bay September
17 last nnd landed at Pasadena, Cal., No
vember 5. It was estimated that in tho
fifty days ho covered 1,231 miles, exceed
ing Hurry N Atwood's record by
Hodgers was scarcely known as nn
aviator when lie Btarted on his great
transcontinental flight. He began his
I lessons at tho Wright school in Dayton,
j Ohio, in June, 1010, nnd was granted a
pilot's degree by tho Aero Club of
America on August 7 of the same year.
Hodgers met with several accidents on
hi- journey, tho most seriotw. being on
November 12, in his attempt to fly to
Long Beach, where his contract called for
him to alight after soaring over tho waters
of tho Pacific. He became unconscious
m the air and took a tumble from a height
of 200 feet. He was kept in the )yspital
On his last trip to New York Rodgers
said only a fool would fly except for
money. Ho said It was a dangerous
proposition und only a man who did not
value his Ufa would take the chances.
His main achievement before his trans
continental journey was exhibitions glvon
at the Chicago meet, when he captured a
prize of tB.ftoo for duration. He re
mained aloft twenty-sevon out of thirty
and a half hours of Hying time.
Hodgers was born in New York on
February 12, 1870. He is a cousin of
Lieut, John Rodgers, V. S. N who is
also nn avlutor.and a son of tho lato Capt.
Hodgers, U S, A. He was also a grandson
of Commodore Perry. He attended Co
lumbia University and the University of
Virginia. He was the tallest aviator,
and stood 6 feet 8 Inches. He had an
impediment of epeech and was slightly
His wife made the trip in a train across
tho continent, The financial support was
provided by J. Ogden Armour of Chicago,
who it was said spent 110,000 on the
Hodgers is the thirteenth aviator to be
kllli'd in aeroplane accidents in tho pres
ent your. Ono of the thirteen victims was
GIVES UP ROYALTY FOR BRIDE.
Prlnre Kino von llohenlohe to Marry a
Jewess Divorced From a Lawyer.
s',n'nl ( aUe lirtpateh to Tilt Sen
ikn.sa, April H. Prince Lgnn Alexan
der von llohenlohe-Wnldenburg lias re
nounced his royal rights in order lo marry
a woman ol the Jewish faith, named
The latter divorced her husband, who
is ii lawyer, to make tho umrrlugo possi
ble. The JlotieuUilies urn a medial ietl
I house of loyal rank, j
I'nUnil Vtmrr prniuotvt health. Avslit
icnu.'l'iii I'.v iirliitoiitf uir mi mi water In the
si i la aS.it, II'KI li'ua) Irl. Mid. ilq, 7. 1
DR. BJ.AKE OPERATED ON.
Olttlngulslied Surgeon Had Appendicitis
Himself Now Convalescing.
Dr. Joseph A. Blake of 003 Madison
avenue was operated on for appendicitis
at his home last Saturday morning by Dr.
Charles H. Peek of 30 West Fiftieth street.
assisted by Dr. James I. Russell, Dr. Hugh
Auchlncloss and Dr. George M. Crecvey,
Dr. Blake haa been sufforlng from chronio
appendicitis for some time and lately
had been troubled somewhat moro than
usual. The operation wns entirely suc
cessful and Dr. Hlako is now convalescing
smoothly and with no complications,
Dr. Blake is one or the most distinguished
surgeons of the city and has himself
operated many times for appendicitis.
He is an attending physician nt Roose
velt Hospital, consulting surgeon to St.
Luke's Hospital and professor of surgery
at the College of Physlclatis and Surgeons.
He was graduated from Yale in lsij
and took his medical degree from tho
College of 'Physiciuns and Surgeons.
AMERICAN COUNTESS HURT.
Mme. de Chateaubriand In Fit of Melan
ilioly Jumps From Window.
Special (able Detpatci to Tint Sin
Paris, Aril 3. The Counters de Clin
tenubrland, un American, who before her
marrlagu was Miss St. Ocorgc Arm
strong, Jumped out of a window of her
bouro ' to-day and was badly Injured.
She has been suffering from melan
cholia. PLANNED HIS OWN FUNERAL
Dr. Musser, Knowing Death Near, Sent
Picture and Obituary to Papers.
PlllLADFXPHU, April 3. Dr. John H.
Mussor, ono of tho leading physicians
of this country, professor of clinical
medicine at tho University of Pennsyl
vania, and n foremost contributor to
medical journals, died suddenly to-day
at his home, 2017 Chestnut street. His
death was duo to heart disease. Possess
ing remarkable ability in diagnosis, Dr.
Musser mndo nn accurate estimate of his
own condition, and realizing its serious
ness, made nil preparations for his death.
Ho left his business affairs in shape,
prepared nn account of hU achievements
In tho field of mcdicino to bo given to thw
newspapers after his death, cud selected
tho church from which his funeral Is to
be held, the minister and illbcarer,;.
Several days ago Dr. Muser wrote a
brief letter to tio editor of u local paper
enclosing his latest photograph with tho
request that if it was found necessary
to use his picture in the paper, he prorerrcd
that a good likeness lie published.
HARVARD POOR BOYS' COLLEGE.
President Denies That L'nlverslty Caters
to the Wealthy.
Cambridge, Mass., April 3. That true
democracy exists at Harvard and that
that institution is not a rich man's college
is the gist of a statement mudo to-day to
Harvard men by President Lowell.
"True democracy exists at Harvard,"
said the president. "We'have tho oppor
tunities and wo have the atmosphere
which tends to make tho kind or men
we like to see In after life. Although
there nre some wealthy men at Harvard
tho collego is in no sense n rich man's
institution. Thero is much deep poverty
Ho told stories of struggling students
who as the faculty was consistently
finding on, were trying to subsist on in
sufficient lod. "We don't want all the
boys in the United States. Wo want tho
best boys, the nggrcssive, red blooded
boys," concluded Dr. Lowell. "Harvard
alms to be a national university."
MANDAMUSES THE PLAYERS.
They Must Reinstate Barry and Report to
the Court That They've Done It.
In spito of recent statements by P.lchard
Barry, the writer, that he would bo satis-
fled with the decision of the Court of
Appeals directing his reinstatement as
a member of the Players Club and would
not insist on actual reinstatement to mem
bership, his attorney, Henry W. Bridges,
had Supreme Court Justice Platzok
sign a writ of mandamus yesterday
which directs the Players Club to carry
out the commands of the court as to
the reinstatement of Mr. Barry, and
directs that the club report back to the
court on April 22 that the order has been
Mr. Bridges could not be found after
the order was obtained, and Mr. Barry
said last night that he didn't know what
hi attorney's intentions are concerning
it. He said he supposed thut the order
would undoubtedly be served on the
club and that lie would be reinstated be
fore tho date mentioned in the order.
BALLOON UP THREE DAYS.
Count Zeppelin Drifts Over the North Sea
and rialtlr Safe Descent.
Special Cable Deipatch to Tni Sex.
Duk.sden, April 3. Great anxiety was
caused here by the .disappearance for
thro days of tho great spherical balloon
Count Zeppelin, which made an ascent
on March 31, carrying throe Danish oflioers
who are training for the elimination con
testa on April 25 for the international cup
race. Tho balloon descended this morning
after being driven first to the North Sea
and then to the Baltic at Stralsund, Pom
eranla. The Count Zeppelin is to take part in
the international race. It has a gas
capacity of 77,995 feet.
ALSOP DENIES ESTRANGEMENT.
Nays Girl Wile Is III In a Connecticut
PiTisiirmi, April 3. "Theso stories
which gossips have circulated to tho
effect that Mrs, Alsop and I cannot agree
would be liuighablo if they wero not so
annoying," said Kdwurd H. Alsop when
questioned to-day about reported
estrangement from his girl wife, who
was hflto I'apo Hill.
"At present Mrs. Alsop is ill in a sani
tarium nt l.itihtleld. Conn., but within
ii few dnVh 1 will take her to either New
York or lA'axliingtoii. Wn'vn lieen the Imp
piest bride una groom ili.il over knelt
lfoie a minister. It is hard to 1st setui
ruled bv my wife'- llltiew. but everything
will be lovely within a few days,"
l ut fruit.. lilllM. wnlrr-lccs mads rttlldui'i
lUi AMiUkllHA HIIII.U3.-.WI.
WORST FLOOD IN
All Previous High Water
Marks Along the Mis
MORE WATER COMING
Government Sends Tents
and Will Provide Food
MANY LEVEES BREAK
Memphis, Without Gas, Faces Pros
pect of Almost Complete
CAIRO MEN WORK FOR LIFE
1 i . p i
Hirkmnn, Ky, and Now Madrid, Mb.,
Hnvo Not a Dry House Weather
llureau Predicts Disasters.
Sr. Louis, April 3. Conditiona In the
flooded drainage districts around Cairo,
HI., and Memphis, Tenn., aro hourly
becoming worse and it is inevitable that
the area of tho inundated region will
Iw greatly enlargod within the nett
Tho smaller tributaries of the Ohio
River are pouring vast volumes of over
flow water, increased by the waters flow
ing from tho Cumberland Mountains In
With tho conjunction of tho flood waters
of tho Ohio and Mississippi nt and nbovo
and below Cairo it is certain that Ova
drainago district nbove Cairo will be
flooded by to-morrow, v
Tho lovoes aro sliding badly and dis
astrous breaks aro certain which will
inundato and damage the many lumber
companies and various othor Industrie.!
The disaster so imminent In und around
Cairo and in tho dralnuge district nbova
Cairo also menaces Memphis. It seems
impossible that the levees can hold out
against tho force of tho onooming flood
waters, and the reports of steady rises In
the gauge of the rivers at various points
on the Ohio nnd Mississippi would con
firm the fears that are felt for the worot.
More high wator is predicted for Evans
ville and vicinity. Reports from VioVs
burg say that tho river continues to riso
and a serious flood is apprehended At
Hickman, Ky., tho conditions aro worse
and a serious break in the Oovernmenl
levee is imminent. Tho situation at
Shnwneetown. III., is somewhat improved
and there is less alarm felt there now
Indications to-day are that the Illinois
River from Peoria to the mouth will rls
gradually and the Mississippi from Hanni
bal to Grafton will rise more rapidly for
the next few days.
Increased rises have occurred above
Memphis reports that the river Is above
tho 12 foot stage and according to the
weather forecaster there the levees will
break with a 44 foot stage. A higher atago
than 44 feet is predicted before Saturday
and the situation is very grave.
From various menaced towns in the
Mississippi Valley reports are received
of desperate efforts to ward off the
threatened inundation. Homes and busi
ness have been deserted in may place
nnd tho people are fleeing for safety to
other points. Everywhere all la being
dbne that is possible to strengthen the
levees, but it Is feared that the effort
will prove futile.
River mon and experts declare that It la
impossible for the banks and levees to
withstand the stn.in of the vast volumes
of water pressing against them.
Memphis reports the situation hourly
growing more menacing. Railroad ar
vice is disorganized owing to the sub
merging of the tracks.
In Cairo indefatigable work is going on
to strengthen tho weak places in the
levees. Many parts of the city are under
water and every store and home haa
flood water In it,
New Madrid, Mo., is oomoletely In
undated and the town is out off from
communication with the surrounding
places except by telephone.
The ministers in Cairo are using every
endeavor to quiet the people and teassurn
them against any danger. The crest of
the present rise is expected at Cairo on
Thousands of Memphians went to work
without breakfast to-day becauso of
tho bhut down of tho gas company's
plant. Countless homos are equipped
only with gas stoves for cooking. There
is little probability of a resumption of
gas service until after tho flood recedes.
Meanwhile there has been an exhaustion
of the supply of oil stoves.
Police authorities have been bool.);ed
by refugees asking for relief, Many
pathetio stories are told by them of lojv
of homes, life savings and household
effects. One family of thirteen au.l
another of fifteen have applied tq tii'i
officers of the Associated Charities for
assistance. An old negro who tottered
into the police station this morning at
daybreak and askod Capt. John Coucu
for help said he had had nothing to oil
but raw corn for four days.
Steps to relieve tho distress of flood
sufferers formed the subject for con
sideration at a conference between Mayor
Crump of Memphis and officer of th
Associated Charities this morning. Many
reports of snlTorlng among tho poor
who hnvo been driven outof their house
hnvo reached tho ofllce of tho Associated
Observer F.mery said thl afterno.in
that the levee at Holly Hush. Ark., whom
tt.. bio, liieak is'i'iiired in ltM3. w.u otn
ul the greatest danger sinU Tla,
place is twenty-tho miles up the nvor.
A hteamer with men and sand tag laM