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THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Fair to-day ; increasing cloudiness to-morrow,
probably followed by showers and cooler.
Detailed weather reports will he found on pige 17.
l, LXXIX. NO. 219.
YORK, SATURDAY, APRIL
Copurwl't, mil, bu tir Sim PrMina and Pubtihint Attocinlion.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CINDER CUR MYSTERY
PiMiiil Attorney and Police Chief
Admit They Cannot Find
STILL sr.SPECTS Fl'RMANS
, i'infriiior 'thinks Some-thing Is Wrong
imil That Family Knows hut
Will Not Tell.
Mil m.i tow.v. April S. The Kurinan
n.y.-dcry. which Iim Tor its principal
foment tho discovery In a cinder rar
,i( human bones, the confession of two
men that they murdered their brother
,iiid the return of tho brother after an
h'iire of thtee months may never lie
Ii-t hi Attorney Rogers virtually
threw up hit hand thit evening. With
Police i hief MrCoach ho admits tho
,i ith wities aro baffled. They don't know
li .Ii way to turn.
Calmly knitting at a front window of
, -h-ibby frame house out near the On
tario and Went em Railroad yards, and
int'.i-ioiinlly rising tight lipped to turn
di-tni-tful glances on visitors, there sat
, (hit afternoon Mm. Ella K. Furnyin,
mother of Die young men whose sayings
and doings havo puzzled Middletown
more than any occurrence in the last
twenty years. F.very effort has been
made to get from her nil explanation
.i to why her sons Kugcne and Joseph
should havo insisted separately that they
killed their brother Theodore. She will
nnt talk None of the family will talk.
The fragments of the body that was
found in an Ontario and Western cinder
ur are so burned that it will lie impos
ulile to Ilx the identity of the mail who,
the authorities say, undoubtedly was
muitlered alxmt. tho time that F.ugene
and Joseph wero instating the other
had killed their brother.
Tho officials Intimate that no arrests
ran lie made unless evidence more valu
able than has yet been obtained comes
ii light. The District Attorney has
worked quietly with Chief McConcli,
I .ut the only outcome of their labors Inn
Ih-.-h increased mystification.
In a talk with Tin: Sux man to-night
District Attorney Rogers outlined the
Kurinan mystery as it stands.
"I have absolutely no clue to the
identity of the' remains found in the
cinder car," he said. "There has been
no disappearance either of man or woman
reported to 4ne since last fall, during th
time in which this could have happened,
and I have not !een notified if any has
len reported to the police.
. "The theory advanced on Thursday
that the remains might lie those of a
toman is without 'foundation. At the
t.me of the discovery and examination
y tho doctors what seemed to lie a
r.-.-mbIance of a mustache was found on
th face, but this was thought to have
ieen a woollen fuzz .off the clothes. This
morning, however, there is a growth of
-nibble beard on the face nearly a quarter
of an inch long, and red. Or Distler
i told mo he was absolutely certain when
he examined the remains at tne time
iwy were brought to this city that the
growth was n muBtache and beard.
I am as certain as I can be that some
'hiiig has tuken place, either at the home
'if the Furmuns or near there, of which
they hae knowledge and which they are
'eying to conceal. The various statements
made by the hoys lear me out in this,
especially the two made by Eugene and
lie hich were nearly identical.
""ot only this, but there is the atti-
id of the boys when making those
Aitements and the attitude of Joe when
V- u.ii. confronted by his mother in the
i, i,.i ..i.i t
c nef s room and told her
r.... .ui ,w,x
n in hi me. Killing oi ineouore. mien
hi- mother exclaimed that tie must be
(m?v to say such a thing Joe broke down
and exclaimed that everything he had
told had been a llo.
"1 ri.in the actions also of the family
(hiring the progress of the investigation
I am convinced that something is amiss.
They were unusually secretive and helped
i- a- little us they could.
"What other mother, or brothers and
-i-urs, with one brother alleged to be
i.vl and two in jail charged with the
f'lro and the other members of the
family claiming that Theodore was alive,
bit would have usod every effort to find
tne inN-dug boy? But did they? No,
they at still and lot the authorities do
"hatter wan done toward finding the
n.-ing boy, and then refused to give us
ha' information they might have, which
" ' I I ive helped.
I iKe tho cae of Eula, the fourteen
Mr .id daughter. When she was sum
mon '' ,is a witness before the Grand
J'irv -in refused even to toll anything
'i I ' ii I to be taken before Judge
M i'i-''i and warned that If she did
n i Mlv and nnswer questions she
i. M locked up Then and then only
' tell anything and that was
i ' i inl)i'i- of the family as a whole
' i 1 1 country people, apparently
1 ''teir own business strictly, lie-
- ii cnmn up they were little
i heir neighbors. I believH the
' ty, next door, was more or less
a 'i them, but I have yet to find
1 roily in the neighborhood
Hi" boys Eugeno and Joseph
I (!'(' made statements almost
' In was aked to. Joe, however,
ih" nun statement nnd would
more ut any time.
' ' v'l'ily Judge Hoyce spent the
ien on the first Sunday he was
jail, and Gene told Him story
' ry When ho had concluded
up. mnl Mr. Hoyoe would ask him
"in, he would say: 'No, but
i u tho truth this time.' This
, nil day, and Mr. Royoe dis
nUoluMy nothing but a pack
1 it no one could lielieve.
tin say for mo, however, that
I.i r finniolearinirun the matter.
i of I h eo lore has only added
tons We will work unceasingly
LCirMurrf on Second Pag.
FREIGHT CARS IN RIVER.
The) Were Humped Otcrbonrd When
A .New Vork Celitrul tugboat towing
two floats, both loaded with box tars
containing merchandise, collided with n
New York, New Haven nnd Hnitford
tug, which was also towing n Hunt car
rying loaded box cars, on Pier II, Hast
Itlver, shortly after U o'clock last night.
The boats come together with such force
Hint the string of cms on one of the
Central floats Jumped the bumper nnd
I an Into the liver. The iHst two cars
of n string of four hung over the side
of the Central floats, while the other
two were below the surface of the
A hurry call was Kent to the Merrltt
Chapman Wrecking Coinpuny and when
the wrecker Hustler nrilved the crew
succeeded In lalslng three of the cais
and setting them on their trucks, but
the first cat ( that Jumped the bumpers
broke loose from Hie rest and went to
the bottom. ,
After the wiecklng crew sua ceiled
In setting the cars on the flout nnd
disentangling the flouts. It was found
that no damage hnd been done to the
boats mid both continued on their way.
.Neither tugboat captuln could explain
the'eause of the head on conislou
$10,000 TO RANSOM BOY?
Pollie Deny TIihI Price Hat Been
landed fur Missing f'lillil.
A rumor was circulated yesleutuy that
a ransom of 110.000 hud been demanded
for the return of Giuseppe dl Flore, the
six-year-old boy who disappeared from
in front or Ills father s bakery, al 133 West
Houston street, nine days ago. The
police and members of the boy's family,
however, deny that such a demand has
been made. ,
Thus far every hospital has been
searched to learn If the boy has lieeii In
jured but Giuseppe has not lioeti found.
The Isjy's father is one of the wealthy
men of old Greenwich Villuge. Several
years ago he received a number of threat
ening letters, but nothing came of them.
Kor n time he guarded his family with
vigilance, but filially relaxed his watch
Ills missing son was seen lust in front of
Public School H,on King street. He at
tended tho school attached to the Church
of St. Anthony or Padua, which is within
a few hundred reel of his home. He had
returned from school ut I o'clock and had
gone to play. When he did not return
at A o'clock the father notified the police.
The hoy is about three feet high and
very dark complexioned. -lilt right eyo
is smaller than the left. He is noted as a
TIES UP CITY FOR $300 CLAIM.
Woniau Attaches Important Movable
Properly of Portsmouth. N. If.
Portsmouth, N. H., April 3. Mrs. Ellen
Quinn practically tied up the machinery
or the Portsmouth city government to-day
by having attachments put on the City
Hall and the movable property or city
departments to cover a $300 damage claim
Under instruction from Mrs. Quinn's
counsel two Sheriffs sealed tho desks of
city officials. They attached horses und
wagons of the street watering and ash
and garbage collecting departments and
even tied up the police patrol wagftn.
After two hour's of this the attachments
were raised by Mayor Badger tiling his
personal bond for 13,000. That permitted
the city government wheels to move again.
Mrs. Quinn had presented a bill of S3oo
to the city for damage done to the boating
apparatus of hef house by a leaking
sewer. Tho committee of claims of tho
City Council allowed her bill at last night's
meeting, but Mayor Hadger vetoed the
bill when it was read in tho council meet
ing. He said it was. an overcharge and
that Mrs. Quinn could go to law about it.
Mrs. Quinn took the Mayor at his word,
sent for her attorney, got a writ of at
tachment against the city and the lawyer
gave conies of it to Sheriffs Shaw and
Spinney with instructions to hustle'
I around and utlach any city property
they could find. They ilid it, beginning
ut 9 A. M. with the City Hall, but passed
the fire department by, as there is a
statute, forbidding interference with fire
BOY AT PLAY SHOOTS GIRL
Corset Steel Deflects Bullet and Wound
Is Not Serious.
Kor several dHys Hoy .1. Phaivs, who
is' Iti years old, has been keeping house
ulone in his parents' apartment at ICO
Wudsworth nvenu because his step
mother was ill in the hospital and his fnthor
was away in Texas, Yesterday he called
in Thornton C, Harrison, who i n year
younger than himself, and lives in the
next block ut '.'09, und two of thoir friends,
girls IB years old, to come nnd help with
The four were hardly inside the door
of the apuitment when Hatrihou tan into
Phares's room and took a loaded revolver
from the bureau diawer. He knew It was
there and wanted to show the girls how-
he looked ill the part of n holdup man.
Not knowing that tne revolver was loaded
he nointod it ut one of the Kirls. Zoo Petit.
and pulled th trigger. The bullet struck
tne girl in tne uimomuu. ine report oi me
pistol and the screams of the girls, the
othor olio of whom was Beatrice Tieiiinn
Ine of 413 Audubon avenue, wen1 heard
by a neighbor, who sent word for a debtor.
Miss Petit was taken to the Washington
He ?hts Hosnltu
At first it wns feaiedlthe hading lmrt, ,unn, In "The Dlril of
that tho wound would nnmi fatal, but
an immediate operation showed that tho
ball had gonu only beneath the skin.
Thi. flnetm-s thoueht that had it not been
deflected by a corset steel death would
have followed. Miss Petit lives at .W West
184th street wltll nor mother.
Detectives from tho West 152d street
station made an investigation of the
shooting and decided not to arrest either
of tho boys
Wants Pay for Embracing Jewish Faith.
Under an alleged nureenient t lint she
was to get t'M a week for life for emliinc
lug the .Jewish faith Mrs, .Mela hems of
33;i West Nineteenth street filed suit yes
terday against tho estate of her mother-in-law,
Mrs. Henrietta Olmt, who died
a year ago Mrs Kerns said Unit the
agreement waa made In Itsil nnd Hint It
was under the consiiieniiioii ol tlm agiee
mm fiiui. Miin eiiiiirnreii inn mini
. . IJ i.Hiinilli ulia Uflhl
?..: 'a.-.'', riuih Inn tlm lullei'H eiern.
tors have refused to eontliiue the I'lHiiieiils.
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1 IIS ID .117 4 Hleil llir l w.iuru mi ii,-1 i- in-i-i-
A pony tl4M nf ANfiONTl'KA niTTIWI
Iks memlof titer dinner party. Ait,
NEW WARNING TO THE
WORLD AND TO JAPAN
President Will Restate Our
termination to Enforce
HANDS OFF THE HEMISPHERE
Tuft's Reply to tho Lodge Resolution
Will Thwart .Magdalena Ray
Washington. April 5. -President Taft's
roply to the loxlge resolution on Mag
diilena Bay will serve as a new warning
to the world, and especially to Japan,
of the determination of the Un'ted States
to enforce the Monroe Doctrine. While
the President's communication will bo a
more or less iierfunctnry statement of
facts it is bound to huo this effect.
This, it was learned to-day, was the
chief purpose that Senator Unlge had ill
mind when he Introduced his lesolutlon
culling for all Information in the hands of
the Stale Department in regard to the
reported concession given by Mexico to
Jaanese interests. Senator t.odge feels
that he has already accomplished one
definite result in thwarting the negotia
tions that were already under way be
tween Americans and Japanese Interests
for the establishing ot a Japanese colony
on the Mexican coast.
The I.wlge resolution, it can be said,
was not the result of any ill considered
or Impulsive action. There is good
reason to believe that Senator Lodge
liefore presenting the resolution consulted
with Senator Root and tnat thotXew York
S?nator concurred in the action that the
Senator from Massachusetts was to take.
It was learned to-day that the negotia
tions for tho turning over of tho Mag
d.ilena concession to Japanese interests
were actually under way when Senator
Lodge introduced his resolution in the
Senate, it can lie said now that these
negotiations have been dropped nnd
there is no likelihood of their IsMug re
sumed. The negotiations for the sale of the
concession to Japanese interests were
conducted for the benefit of John Henry
Jk Sons, a lumber concern of New Hamp
shire. This firm was a heavy creditor
of the Lower California Chartered Com
IMtuy, which had obtained the Magdalena
llay concession from the Mexican Govern
ment several years ago. When the con
cession was originally obtained the men
behind it expected to develop min
ing profiertieg. These turned out to
be a failure, and about the only com
morcial industry undertaken on the big
pqncesslon was the manufacturing of
dyes from seaweed. That industry failed
and the Lower I alifornia Chartered Com
pony itself became insolvent. That left
the New Hampshire lumber firm with a
bad debt and it has been endeavoring
ever since to recover Its loss.
When the concession was first granted
by tho Mexican Government taxes
amounting to only about $300 a year
were levied on it. In recent years the
Mexican Government has jumped the
tuxes to about $10,000 a year, which is
a convenient way often practised by
the Mexican Government to squeeze out
concesslonnnires who fail to develop their
holdings. This additional burden of
taxation has added to tho annoyance of
the creditors and accounts in part for the
repeated efforts within the last year to
dispose of the holdings to Japanese In
terests. Tho fact that no practical commercial
advantage Is to be derived from the
ownership of tho Magdalena Bay conces
sion has led to the suspicion that the
Japanese hoped eventually to use it as a
The President's reply to the Lodge
resolution, in bringing out these facts or
most of them, Is expected to have a
wholesome effect, not only in reiterating
this country's stand on tho Monroe Doc
trine, but in clearing the atmosphere of
the stories that have been circulated for
a year or more ns to threatened trouble
between this country and Japan,
MISS NICOLL COMING HOME.
Hick Girl Will Be Brought From Phila
delphia In Prltnte CarTo-da).
PHaanrLPiMA, April 5. Miss Josephine
Nicoll, daughter of De Lancey Nlcoll, who
lias been ill for two months at the St.
James Hotel, will bo removed to New
York to-morrow in the private car of
Samuel K. Ilea, first vice-president of the
Miss Nicoll is still fur from well. Mrs.
Nicoll said to-day she had given up the
plan of taking her duughterto Europe,
She suid: "I have made arrangements to
hnve her take u long ret.t up tho Hudson.
She will go there nbout Muy 1 und will
remain until July 1."
LAURETTE TAYLOR FLEES.
Man Threatening Letters Cause Ai tress
to Leave Town.
I.miri'tli' Tailor, who tins hei-n nlninn
Paradise" at the Muxlne Klllott Theatle,
hift tlm i.ist on Monday nlKlit, Slme
then Blanche Hull, her understudy, has
been lining tfer place, ()u Saturday of
next wtek the play will move to the. West
Hnd Thcntio for a week and the coin
imtiy will then (Unhand.
At the Miixlno Klllott Thpjtie Inst
nlnht, It was said tliut MIkk Taylor hnd
left tho cimipiiny iiuexpectully after the
lierfnriiuiiicii on Monday ulKht and tliut
her wliciKithiiuta were unknown to the
muntiKeis of ihu piodui'llon. Nearly n
dozen threatening htteis incelved h
the iictHsa, It was said, had so iinnvned
her, that, she was unable to go on with
The dnv following the iccrlpt of a
liomh by Judge KoFiiHky .Miss Tioloi ie
eeh id a litltl III which the wilier said
that she hnd hut four necks to e.
Since llicn sh has ihciIiciI u dozen slinl.
In I letteis, nil iinHliiiHiked from Station
1'. l.'Mh slii-i'I imil Lexington .ueutie
i MIiJ I " l''r has been eoiisiaiill) giiaided
' 111 llfllllfllllll-ll'l 4 l.t..f ll KM lull ,,. l...
, - -.- - - ; .'in
nay ai hi iiiii.ii a i ii i .., i .-in ii k letter wns
piisllell IIIKiei (lie 011(11 ol Hit H.HItin.'!lt
hi i.i mm i iii.NiMii sueei, isim kiivk
ine niKiii iieiuiniiHiice nnu uieii iiull
without notice to hei muuuucri.
GIRL MAROONED ON A ROCK.
Driven Front Carriage by Flood. She
' Spends Night In the Potomac.
Wkvkrtov, Md., April 5. Miss Grace
Wllkow, daughter of n farmer living
ilong the Potomac River nhove Harper's
Ferry, was marooned on n rock In the
river yesterduy evening, where she
spent a night of terror.
She wns (hiving from home to visit
friends nnd attempted to ford the river.
The water, owing to heavy rains, was
deeper than usual, nnd the carriage
begun to float. The girl climbed to
the horse's buck and unhitched the ve
hicle, which floated away.
So strong was the current, however,
that fearing both would be drowned, she
leaped upon a rock. Her calls for help
were unanswered nnd she remained
there nil night. This morning neigh
bors saw the horse, which had reached
shore, and n searching purty was or
ganized. The girl was found more dead
INQUIRY INTO LIVING COST.
Got eminent Looks Into Prices of Neces
sities In Clitriuo.
Ciiicacio, April C; An inquiry into
the high cost of living has been begun
here. Investigators of tho Depaitment
of H'ommerce nnd Lubor will arrive in
tho city within a few duys to look into
the retail prices of foodstuffs and the
necessities of life in general. The main
inquiry will Im made into retail prices
of butter and groceries.
Miss Ida Beck, a special investigator
for tho Department, came hem a few
days ago and began an inquiry into the
retail prices of groceries. She left
to-day und is exfiected back In a few days
with other agents.
Coincident with the investigation
conies a report that the Government
contemplates criminal uction against
the Chicago' Butter und Egg Board and
the Rlgin Board or Trade. Civil action
is ending against tho members of the
rate committee of the Chicago board.
Government agents have leen at
work for some weeks gathering statistical
information regarding the butter output
in tho middle West, the markets used
by dairymen and the prices they have
OUTLAWS BEG FOR . FOOD.
Allen and Kd wards Visit Mountaineer,
Who Tells OftVcM.
Mocnt AlnT, N. ('., April 5. Sheriff
Haynes went to the mountains this
morning in response to n telephone I Jl'"m 'hvo the greatest confidence assures
- u j i.i i i i-i ini that practical measures are being con
message from Sug Smith informing him l1om b world., n,ncle thaUpromlse
of the whereabout of Sidnu Allen. The l)etter condltlons within a year. Stop
detectives also reached Smith's home j inefficient warfare. Itemember the heroism
about 11 o'clock this morning with blood- of a baitnllion ot women la China,
hounds, but could not get them onto the ! . Mm. Belmont.
trail owing to the time that had elapsed
since Allen was in that neighborhood.
Smith, who is a reliable man, says
that 8ldnaAllen came to his house about
8 o'clock last evening and remnlned;long
enough to shako hands nnd ask for some
thing to eat. Allen, who declared he had
oaten nothing that day, begged for some
thing, but fiere was nothing cooked in
the hout.e und when Allen left In the
direction of tholmountnins he requested
HmithTnot tojgivo him away.
While Allen was talking to Smith
Wesley Edwards was standing a short
distance away. He joined Allen and
both left together. It was nearly mid
night before Smith telephoned to Sheriff
Haynes. liecauso he was afraid to give in
formation over a telephone line that
extends through n region known to bo
friendly to the outlaws.
After the dogs failed to scent the trail
the detectives left for tho mountains,
following the direction taken by tho out
laws, and the man Hunt is on again.
HENEY LIBEL SUIT CASE.
Testimony of Sixty Witnesses In Graft
Prosecution lo Be Taken.
The most extensive commission to take BPIK)rting Mrs. Pankhurst. '
testimony over issued in the Supreme j,jr8 jjemont's departure last night,
Court was signed yesterday by Justice tie niRi before the letter was to have
Seabury. directing E. H. Heacock of l)een gjVPIl out for publication by the
San Francisco to tako testimony there newgpapers, was thought at first to in
of ull the witnesses produced by the jjcate that she wanted to be on the safe
plaintiff or defendant in the suit brought tidP( but her ,utl(,r aid tnat Bho ,,ad
here by Francis J. Hcnoy, the former Kone out on Long i8and on a vlglt to
graft prosecutor, against William H. somei friends, on an Invitation of long
Crocker or San Francisco to recover Htantnng, Mm. Mary A. Morgan, who
$250,000 for libel, I lives at Mrs. Belmont's house, and does
Tho suit is based on a letter written by i mme work ,n the Pollt)cai Equality
Mr. Crocker in which ho charged that the , Lea ,,ad al80 Bote .over to
nan rrancisco gran prosecuuoii0evnioBk t0 visit her daughter." The
"passionate, vengeful, criminal," and
that there was corruption of witnesses,
fixing of juries and trafficking in exemp
tion with Abe Kuef and former Mayor
The San Francisco commissioner is
to begin taking testimony next week and
will continue until next October. At least
sixty witnesses, and possibly every one
who hud any part In the graft prosecution,
will bo examined. Among those to be
evumined are Ruef, Schmitz, Tlrey L,
Ford, William H. Langdon, James D,
Pheluu and Patrick Calhoun. It is ex
pected that the entire series of gratt cases
will bo rehearsed when the libel suit is
tried here next fall and that the case will
occupy a mouth of more
MIRACLE GIRL'S MOTHER DIES.
Detention of Daughter, Suddrnl) Mudc to
Hear, Caused Worrj.
Schule Llpsltz, tho mother of Slurese
l.lpsltK, who was detained at Kills
Island on the advice of the Marine
Hospital surgeons at Halifax, where tho
steamship that brought her here had
stopped, because she was a deaf mute,
died ycstetdiiy nt the home of her son-In-liiw.
Philip Singer, 72ti South Ash
hind Boulevard, Chicago.
It wus said that her death was due
to wony over the plight of her daugh
ter and their detention.
The girl was ordered deported on the
strength of the certificate of the sur
geons at Halifax that she was deaf und
dumb. Hut when she arrived nt Kills
Island she could sp.-iik und hear.
Her mother said that her cure came
nhout nfter the Campanelln had run
Into a ion tulle gale. The girl had
heeli violently seasick and had locked
herself In u room. The door was broken
down nnd, the story goes, the girl cited
oilt In Hu.snl.-in iih she ran out on deck:
"I can luur; I can talk'"
A Jewish society became Interested
In the girl nnd the order for deporta
tion, linned on the report of the Hull
fnx Hiirgenns, wns rescinded nnd she
wan permitted to land with her mother.
They hud been more I linn a week on
MRS. BELMONT GETS A
DEATH THREAT BY MAIL
, - t.4 win. .. n.. i- .
Also B $10 Note With the Copy Of a
Cablegram She Was to Send
to Mrs. Pankhurst.
POLICE DENY KNOWLEDGE
AlthoiiKh Mm. Belmont Went Herself
to Headquarters She Ooes
, Out of Town.
Mrs, Oliver H. P. Belmont, It was
learned yesterday, has rooetved threaten
ing letters among the hundreds that
come to her each week. Three of them
in one package were received by her on
Tuesday and on .Wednesday morning,
It was said at her house last night, she
went to Police Headquarters herself and
saw Commissioner Waldo. Mrs. Belmont
left her town house, 477 Madison avenue,
last night without saying where she was
going. Her butler denied that tlie reason
for her departure was that she had been
frightened by the letters.
The police of the East Fifty-first street
station, Winifred Sheehan, Commissioner
Waldo's secretary, and Deputy Com
missioner Dougherty1' all denied with
peculiur emphasis that they had been
notified of thereeepf Ion of any threaten
ing letters. Mrs. Belmont kept out of
sight after publication was made that
such letters had been received, but con
firmation came from Mrs. Belmont's home
that the letters had come to her and that
the police had been notified.
The letters came in one envelope through
the malls. Tho outside address was
typewritten and the letter contained two
smsller sized envelopes, one addressed
to Mrs. Belmont and the other with this
warning typewritten on its outside:
"No employee Is to open this, on pain
It could not lie learned yesterday what
was In this second small envelope. The
first -envelope which was addressed to
her contained a crisp new $10 note, a
cable form filled out and a message.
Tho cablegram waa addressed to Mrs!
Pankhurst and had this message on it:
Hunter creel ln. A great financier lu
Tho message contained in the same
envelope which contained the cablegram
was addressed to Mrs. Belmont and read
fii entrusting this mrssate to one not a
member it carries with it the same penalty
as thoush you wero a member. It you fall
to carry out your Instructions In this case
It mentis your death. You will be killed as
you come from the house.
What follows would lead one to conclude
that the letters liad been sent by a crank.
There is a rambling announcement that
the cablegram should be sent not before
Saturday, and that copies of it were to be
given to the newspapers of New York
and London for publication on that date.
It concluded with the assertion that a
more cheerful future could be assured to
The fear that the lettet although the
work of a crank, might lie from a danger
ous man was what led Mrs. Belmont to
report the matter to the polloe. She is
the president of the Political Equality
league, which lias Its headquarters at
15 East Forty-first street. The reference
to suffrage, the basis of the letter, leads
to the belief that the work was done by
some one who does not think that Mrs.
, Relmont. has been strone enoueh In
butler said ho didn't know where Mrs.
Morgan could be found.
Police Commissioner Waldo was not
in to reporter yesterday afternoon ahd
they were told by his secretary, Winifred
Sheehan, that he had gone for the day.
When inquiry was made at the office of
Commissioner Dougherty a few minutes
i later Mr. Sheehan suddenly appeared
in Dougherty's office and denied with
heat that the police were working on the
oase. Police denials have been frequent
in bomb and threat cases of late. Careful
scanning of the region of Mrs. Belmont's
house by Titr. Sun roporter did not reveal
any detectives on guard.
Mrs. Ida Hunted Harper, a well known
suffragist, said last night that she had
not seen Mrs, Belmont recently, but that
Mrs. Belmont had received several
threatening letters by mail,
MEXICAN LOSES $50,000 GEMS.
Jewelry ut First Supposed to Belong to
Cu alter I.
Sptlal tahlf n it patch to Tm Sin,
Pakih, April 5. M. do Miors, the former
Minister of Mexico here, who occupies
n palatial mansion on tho outskirts of this
city, informed the police to-day that he
hud discovered that a lot of jewelry.
Including 300 pearls, or the value of 150,000,
was in (wing, Jewelry of this value was
discovciod in a pawnshop hero on March
31. The ownership was first attributed
to I.ina Cavulieri, the prima donna, and
afterward to, former President Diaz of
Mexico. Mme. Cavallerl denied tho jewels
were hers, and former President Diaa.
said liefore he loft hero for Madrid that
ho hod not lost anything. For these
reasons the police are of tho opinion
that the jewels reported lost by M. do
Miers are those pawned some two weeks
ins unoii. iMiwasmnnen mmi,
(nut "ilfht.' Luytlet UrcB
OBJECT TO "SHYLOCK."
Jews of Perth Amlioy Want Study ot the
Character Barred From High School.
Pkbtii Au hot, N. J., April 8. A move
to take Shakesoearo's "Merchant of
Venice" out of the curriculum of the);'
high school here has been started by
the educational committee of the Young
Men's Hebrew Association of this city.
The committee was appointed recently
by tho association to take up the matter
with other Hebrew organizations. Local
lodges or B'nal Zion, Brlth Shatora and
Brlth Abraham, tho Hebrew Progressive
Association and the Hebrew Educational
Alliance are supporting the movement,
and the congregation of the Temple
Beth Mordecal is in favof or it. .
After format action by these and other
organizations is secured the committee
will wait upon the Board of Education
and ask for the Immediate elimination
of the study of Shvlock from the high
KNIFE FOR "DIAMOND JIM."
Brady Undergoes Operation at Johns
Baltimore, Md., April 6. James B.
Brady of New York, better known ns
"Diamond Jim" Brady, underwent a
serious operation this afternoon In the
Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He ai rived In this city on Tuesday
and registered at the Hotel Belvedere
In company with his friend, John K.
Ward, nnd his valet.
He waa taken to the hospital shortly
nfter 10:30 o'clock this morning and
the operation was performed ufter s
Mr. Brady has been III for several
months and was advised white In Balti
more ut the last race meet to try the
Hopkins hospital. When his condition'
became serious several weeks ago he
prepared for his trip here.
Late to-night he was reported to be
PILE SAVES CAR FROM RIVER.
Trolley Jumps Track on Bridge
Breaks All hut Last Safeguard.
Cincinnati, April 6. Swaying on a
pile, with the Ohio River Just three feet
below, passengers and crew on a car
bound for Ludlow, Ky., had a thrilling
The car left the bridge tracks as It
ncared the Kentucky side, headed for
the water. It broke a telephone pole,
tore through four piles, but stopped at
the fifth and hung there,, while the pas
sengers alighted and made their way
Had the fifth pile not held the car
It would have plunged Into tho river.
ONE RESULT OF PANAMA.CANAL.
German Lines May Charge Same Rate
to Frisco as' to New York. .
Sptrtal Cablt Dtipalch to The Sr.v.
London, April 6, The Chronicle says
that two German steamship lines propose
to carry steerage passengers to California
via the. Panama Canal at the some rates
as 'to New York. The only extra charge
will be sufficient to cover the canal dues.
JURY HAS BIG SLANDER SUIT.
Reported to Stand 7 to A In Favor of (liv
ing Miss Mercy a Verdict.
Chicago, April 5. The Jury In the
slander suit of Esther Mercy against
tUm. IT.!.. at... .-. rklnann frt. 1(MI t(ft
.iJiiu ,.- - ' i
nt-uti siiisj UVUW1.IHUUII iiuo a'Hwii
aHer Judge Pomeroy
hnd finished hlsi
At 11 o'clock to-night the jury hnd j
not been able to agicc. It was gossip
in the court house that the Jury stood
7 to 5 In favor of giving Miss Mercy
"If Miss Talbot went out of her way
to slander Ksther Mercy and thereby
caused a third person to believe that
Miss Mercy's character was question
able, then a verdict should be returned
to the plalntllT," said Judge Pomeroy
In his explanations.
EIGHT BURIED BY AVALANCHE!
I Sit Rescued) but Leader Is Dead and One
Sptcial Cable Despatch lo Ts Si.
Vienna, April 5. Prof Cork of Laibach
University and a party of seven, most
of whom were students, were swept
down the Hochztuhl, tho highest of the
Karawanken mountains by an avalanche
Woodmen saw the accident and sum
moned a party of mountaineers from
Laibach. These worked throughout the
afternoon and by nightfall had 'rescued
seven. Prof. Cork was dead. Six of tho
others were unconscious but were abloto
reach a refuge hut. A student named
Kohler is still missing.
The party was swept down a distance
of several hundred yards,
DIED IN THEATRE.
C. F. richorpflln nf (iardenvllle, -N, '
Stricken With Heart Disease.
Charles F. Schoepflln, a civil engineer
of aardenvllle, N. ., died in the balcony
of the Bronx Theatre, at 150th street and
Melrose avenue, where he was attending
a performance yesterday afternoon, His
body was taken to a dressing room and
not removed from the theatro until tho
porfoimunco was over, so that few in tho
audience knew what had happened.
Mr. Schoenflln.who was 45 years old and
hud mining interests InCobult.wus visiting
his friend K. M. Holden of Mk) Lost 159th
street, Tho Bronx. With Mr Holden,
George Clarke of loan Washington avenue,
The Bronx, and Frank Boo of 758 F.lton
avenue, The Bronx, ho bought seats in
the rear of the balcony. They bad hardly
taken thoir places wheti Mr. Schoepfllu
turned to his friends, suid, "1 feel 111"
and slumped forward in bis seat.
Manager Itosenbach of the theatre had
Mr. Schoepfllu taken to u diessiug loom
and got Police .Surgeon Dr. Thomas Hig
glns.whnwas In the audience. The phy
sician said that the man hud died of limit
failure and when Coroner Seliwunnecke
fot there ho agreed with Dr. HiggiiiH,
he Coroner did not order the body re
moved until ever)' one had left, when he
ordered It taken to the Fordhntu morgue.
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TO INSTRUCT FOB
TAFT IN NEW YORK
Rochester Convention Will
Indorse His Acts and
Declare for Him.
BARNES NOT TO OPPOSE
Stand of Roosevelt Men Makes
It Necessary to Act
Root, Stimson, Koenig and Other .
Leaders Favor the Change
Wahhinoton, April 5. The Republican
State convention or New York to be held
in Rochester next week will Instruct the
delegates to tho Chicago convention fcr
President Taft. That statement woa
Lmnde here to-night on high authority.
There baa been a shifting of the pro- ,
gramme in regard to the New York State
convention within the last day or two
Chairman William Barnes. Jr., and some
of his followers have thought that it would
be unwise to pledge tho delegates, al
though they acknowledged that the men
to lie chdsen for the Chicago convention
would be for Taft. It was learned to
night that Senator Root, Vice-President
Sherman and President Koenig of the
New York Republican county committee
and other influential Republicans ore In
favor ot tho convention going on record
in support or President Taft'a renomi
nation. The New York State leaders have
learned that the President himself, while
not wishing to interfere in any way with
tho New York situation, would prefer to
have the delegates carry instruction.
The New York delegates in Congress say
that the President's friends in New York
are going to insist upon instructions.
No opposition is anticipated from Chair
The chairman and his close-friends
have contended all along they were for
Taft and it was merely a question of
expediency whether the State .can.VMit-,.
tion should instruct for him. Tho Taft
men who are for pledging the delegates
to the President said to-night that if
necessary they had the votes to carry
through their programme, but that no
opposition wus anticipated.
The Barnes people have contended that
instructions by the Now York Statu
convention might do the President's
campaign moro harm than good, in view
of tho ultra conservative platform
which the Republican leaders expect to
put through at the Rochester convention.
Some of these Republicans said" that
this platform would openly repudiate
all the revolutionary idoaH of Col. Rooo-
.,u ..,! .....11 l..L V....-.L. .A Dai.hU.
,."- "V" """""" "' :"-'""
iican uocmuen in a wuy iiiui rnigni uvea
be a trifle embarrassing for a Republican
progressive of the Taft type.
"If tho delegates at Ilochest?r ara
1 instructed for Taft," said one of thoku
Republicans to-night, "it will give Roose
velt an opportunity to point to the New
York State platform und say: 'Of coufja
the organization that would adopt such
u platform would not support my can
didacy.'" These arguments, however, have had
little influence with the Tuft men und it
can be suid now that they are going to
Rochester with tho determination to
select delegates instructed for Mr. Tutt
Tho continued harpings by the Roose
velt managers on the anticipated falluro
of tho New York State convention to
instruct for Taft may have had some
thing to do with a ohango in plans. Tin
Roosevelt managers have eagerly seized
upon an interview with State Chairmau
Barnes, in which the chairman wasquoted:
"I don't think it would be of any help
to the Republicans on election day if we
were to bind the delegation from this
State hard and fast for Taft In the con
vention. There is no other significance
to our sending an unlnstructed delega
tion." There have been rumors and stories cir
culated that Barnes desired to prevent
the instruction of the convention dele
gates for Taft so that New York might
be free to act to the best advantage in tho
event of a compromise candidate being
suggested. Furthermore it has been said
that the idea of an unlnstructed delega
tion was to promote the renomlnatlon
of Vice-President Sherman, but the fact
that Mr. Sherman himself is in favor of
the election of delegates at large under
instructions would seem to refute this.
The Taft people have contended right
along that the stories circulated by tho
Roosevelt managers In regard to Barnes's
loyalty were groundless and that the New
York State chairman waa heartily in
favor of President Taft's rohominatioti,
Senator Root and other warm Tuft
supporters havo come to the conclusion,
however, that Instruction of Taft dele
gates to Chicago is highly desirable.
President Taft besides declining to
Interfere in any way with the action i ine
the New York Statn convention will take
in regard to his candidacy has ndoptod
a course or hands off as to the platform
to lie adopted. This platform, it is said,
, III lie tho most outspoken of any adopted
by u Republican Stato ot ganization in
condemnation ol sotno modern theoriw.
It was learned to-day that Senator Root
has been drawing a tentative draft .of
some part of this platform for sub
mission to the convention. It is under
stood he has been doing this at the re
quest of Chairman Barnes. Sonator
Root's opposition to judiciary recall and
to the Initiative nnd referendum ate well
known 'I ho Senator, it is believed, ia
diuttlng Ihe plunks in tho platform whist)