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TFBvWcA i ncK FORECAST.
Fair to-day; fair and coolar to-morrow;
variable winds.
Detailed weather report! will be found on page 15.
tin.
VOL. LXXX-NO. 37.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912. Copyright, 191t, by (As Sun PrlnNn ond PubHtMui' Auociatto.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
jjjj
$200,000 IN CASH
MISSING IN MAIL
, Package from Cuba for Pari;
' Unnk Never Reached
New York.
ALL TRACE OF IT GONE
Parcel Registered in Havana,
Where Every Clue to It
Disappears.
GOVERNMENTS IN HUNT
Postal Inspectors, Secret Ser
vice and Burns Men
on Trail.
3TOM3T IN 810,000 BELLS
Notes Sent to Balance Exchange
Known by Number All Over
Financial "World.
Went office Inspectors of two coun
tries, .secret service men and the W. J.
Bums Detective Agency are Investigat
ing to-day the mysterious disappear
Mice of a registered mall package con
taining $200,000 consigned from Havana
to the National Park Bank of this city,
The lo!s was discovered last Wednes.
day or Thursday when the registered
mall pouch from Havana was opened
In the Now York Pout Office. When
anil where the package disappeared,
whether In Havana, aboard tho ship or
train which brought lt'or thereafter no
cne has been able to discover.
The post ofllco authorities are work
ins zealously on thi case In the two
republics as a matter of course, while
the private detectives have been set to
work by tho shipper, whoso name is
no' revealed. The National Park Bank
has no more than a moral Interest In
the case, ns by no possibility can tho
Uia fall upon It.
Tho money was shipped and when
the bag was opened here It was gone;
that Is yiour story." said Maurice H.
Ewer, cashier of the bank, who lives at
Montclnlr, last night.
"Is your bank Investigating?" he was
eked.
"No, why?" he asked. "The shipper
ind the Governments are doing that."
Mr. Ewer declined tofspcak further.
The reports nre to the effect that
the registered mall pouch arrived In
U.W city by steamship about October 1.
'ft Saratoga of tho Agwl steamship
lines, which was due to nrrlvo on Octo
ter 1. came lti on the following day and
il-.r brought mall from Havana, but
eryi.orty connected witn tno line said
the J200.000 package did not Involve
Ihur ship.
H'-nry It. Mallory, the president,
r-.r hianl of it. Alfred fi. Smith, vlce
jv'dent said it was news to him and
turn r'T.illod that ho had hoard or read
of some money being missed from a
( u an mail bag which had come North
Iv way of Key West on the railroads.
Mr Smith thought $10,000 had been
Mentioned, but ho was not sure.
On board the ship the third officer
Hid he had never heard of the package
and addrd that all mall was In charge
rf the purser and assistant purser, who
were not aboard. He did not know
where thoy could bo found.
It appeared, however, from Informa
tion obtainable that whoever did get the
money will not receive much benefit
from it. One-half at least was In
110.000 hills, nccordlng to ono story, and
the balance In bills of $1,000 and $500
denominations. Another story had It
that the entire amount was In $10,000
tills, twenty of them, nnd that their
r.umfcers have been telegraphed to every
financial centre In the world. If they
eppear the possessor will be nrrested.
The pn" office men are as mute as
clams on ihe case. At tho headquar
ters of the Hums agency It wns nd
rn'ei tru operators were working on
the i !- '...it there was nothing to glvo
Cl.'
T r. n- v w.is a remittance from a
fin-.' Institution to the big bank in
ft ' ! t of an exchange balance. It
" ' u'it at first that tho consignor
!' National Hank of Culm, of
'" National Park Hank Is the
7:.s!!,n?n,L!V.;'"IeLM i
tplliod with Edmund (!.
president of tho Cuban bank,
'. ami Mr. Vnughnn had not
nnvthlns about trouble over
i ho would have done so,"
liiche. "if such had been the
In rending money from
' tn nnntlior to rend gold, but
i it always the case between
!i such close llnanclal rein
" ' . two republics. The big bills
i hi Moved as helns safer. They
i" i-l v like droits or cheeks on
I Slates Treasury than nogo-
n y. They do not pass wltii-u-
comment, nnd every such
1 - i nrofully noted.
- imn aro generally nont by for
cents' ns exprrssnge. carefully
1 i the companies. Often thoy
i 'cd to Hie care of the captain
'ill' who takes spoclil precnu
itnt In this case, although tho
's great . the bulk was small,
nik:iu; a pack, mo larger than n
Therefore It wan thought lies!
.t nitlsteml and go through the
'inch In Cuba begins nt that
M' ii down there are carefully go-I-
oorv slop in the progress of
'iiov on the Inland from tlin mo
' 'eft tho Institution to the niln
went nboard the ship for New
' Ucy West. The various receipts
' "n examined and found to be
pewm who had anything to do
o handling of the package Itself
pouch Into which It waa placed
en evamln?d In Havana. The
steps from the post office to the ship
have been traced and tho course of the
oag otter It was aboard ship has been
gone over.
According to word yesterday, the bag
Itself wont under lock and key tho mo
ment It was aboard the ship. It was
turned over In the regular course to the
postal authorities when It reached this
city, and when it was opened It was
found that the bag was a package short
nnd that waa the package containing
the 1200,000.
Information went at onco to the post
office Inspectors, who wont to work,
and Cuba wns notified to get busy also.
All wcro busy inside of two days and
when all possible clues wero run out
the Burns agency was called In.
Tho Hums people, of course, are not
trespassing on tho field of the post office
men In either country, but thoy are tak
ing up the work in Havana and at
other plares.
"You surprise me," said President
Delaflcld of the National Park Hank
last night over the telephone from Tux
edo. "I had not heard of tho cose. Are
you sure the money wns consigned to
the National Park Rank?
"Of course, If any person were'to send
us money and It should not reaoh us the
bank would not be responsible. We
would be exceedingly sorry If any of
our friends would have that experience.
I cannot discuss the ease you mention,
because I have not been Informed that
any one did send us money which did
not reach Us destination."
WINDMILL KILLS AERONAUT.
Japanese Flier Meets Pronllar Death
Near Cornlnir. N. Y.
Coiwno, Oct 8. M. Kondo. a young
Japanese, was thrown to his death from
a plunging aeroplane held fast by the
fans of a windmill at Savona this
morning.
The aviator hod made a desperate ef
fort to ovoid a collision with the mill,
but was caught. He was thrown out
before he had time to stop his motor.
Kondo was making his first flight in
the East and his first flight In a ma
chine of the Klrkham type. He wns
staying close to the ground. A large
barn on the Charles Stamp farm cut
off his view and ha attempted to round
It As he did so he found himself almost
on the windmill.
The Jap sent the machine soaring up
ward and at the same time tried to turn
the biplane to ona side. The lower plane
and the wiring caught fast in the arm
of the mill.
Kondo fell forty feet, striking on his
head and fracturing his skull. Ho lived
three minutes nfter a few farmers who
had been watching his manoeuvres from
a roll fence reached him.
Tho wrecked piano soon tore Itself
loose from the windmill and fell to the
ground a mass of wreckage with the
motor silenced. .
THEATRE TRAIN STONED.
Perth Amboy I'ollce Seek Youths
Who Injured Passengers.
Perth Ambot, N. J., Oct. . The thea
tre train of the Central Railroad of New
Jersey, due here at 1 o'clock this morn
ing, wns stoned Just as It wan leaving
tho stntlon and a number of the win
dows wero broken.
Miss E. Hoffman of 1C8 Madison ave
nue, Perth Amboy, and Maxwell Corn
wnI1 of Newslrl wero ,,truck tne
.... atones. Other nassencers wen
head
re cut
by pieces of glass.
The engineer says he saw four young i
men near the depot, and It Is his opln- !
ion that they hurled the stones. They
appeared to be drunk, according to the
engineer.
Tho train wns stopped, but no trace of
the throwers was found, and the police
of this city nnd those employed by the
Central Railroad of New Jersey nre
searching for them.
HAS VALET AT ELLIS ISLAND.
I'iKiuitelll's Servant lines From
Hlti-Cnrllon In.Slinvi' the Prlner.
Tho Prince Pignatolll d'Arugon, who
awaits on Kills Island . the decision of
tho special board of Inquiry as to
whether he U a proper person to be
permitted to land here or not, didn't
spend such a very bad day yesterday.
Jn the morning his valet, Faust, ar
rived from the Rltz-Carlton nnd shaved
his master. The Prlnco then had one
of Hudglns & Dumas's nine cent hrenk
fnsts nnd after that he received several
callers.
The Prince has had read to him tho
various 'published accounts about him
nnd brands them all as lies. He says
that nono has yet told the truth about
him.
While on the island he Is permitted
to wnlk eltlior on tho roof or In the
walks, but In tho latter places he 1
watched. Anyway, he prefers to stick
to Ills room and smoke cigarettes.
PARROT'S "FIRE" SAVES WOMAN.
Hint's Cry Annki'in Mistress to
I'liiil limine UurnlnK,
Pen.v Van. N. Y., Oct. 6. About 3
o'clock this morning tho home of Mrs.
Frank Stowell at Keuka caught tire.
Iler pel parrot in his cage near her
bod was nwakened by the smoke.
The bird called "Flro" until his mis
tress nwoko and saved both herself nnd
the parrot. The house nnd contents
were destroyed.
I CHURCH BARS DIRTY FACED MEN
free MelliiMllsts Ainu Denounce
Oterilresneil Women.
PlTTHnimn, Oct. 0. Dirty faeo.l men
nnd overtlies-od women wor.sliipjkMM
wero slipix'il by resolutions ptsv.l at
tho clocitig Motion of the nimiiil con
ference of tho Froo ' Methodist Chiinli
hore.
-Who can preach tho goH to a lot
of dirty fared young men, eldoily men
with unl'.ept ho.irdrf and women deco
rated in nil manner of ribbons, furlielows
and cowgiw.iV ankod ono of the clergy
men supporting tho resolution. "Wo
think every man should uso a razor or
pay n visit to Ills bnrbur hoforo coming
to church.
"Elderly men with hair matted over
their faces present an unsightly mid
imgodlv appearance in church, and we
want tlin women to dlscaid tlio uso of
so many gaudy adjuncts to their raiment.
It might li well nlijo for some of them
to uso lss powder nnd fewer cosmetics,"
MAII.LARD .1 BBKAKFANT COCOA
Superb flavor nrt mcllownoi, jr excellence
a tu line ii of MtlsIiciIoo.-ZJ,
Combined Action of Powers
Thought Likely to Prevent
Conflagration;
TURKEY FOR CONCESSIONS
Report That Methods Used In
Eastern RnmcHa Will Be
Applied Imperially.
Speciat Cabt Dttpate It Tn Ren.
London, Oct. 6. A slightly raoro optl
mlstio fooling Is evidenoed in to-day's
despatches from tho near East.
Although preparations forwar ateoon
t tulng at a rapid rate and the mobiliza
tion of the Bulgarian army is said already
to hnvo been completed no further frontier
fighting is reported. In tho views taken
In several different capitals, if war is
averted It will behy the lmmedlato putting
Into effect of certain reforms in the
Turkish Kmplre. These reforms, It is be
lieved, con only bo effected by the oom
blned action of the Powers, and the sug
gestion comes from Bucharest that a
European congress be convoked immedi
ately to deal with the situation.
Austria's apparent reluctance to Join
in tho movement for peace as that move
ment so far has been set on foot by the
Powers is explained ns tho result of a
desire on the part of that nation to have
thw ideas of all the Powers with regard to
tho Integrity of Turkey, the sovereignty
of the Sultan and the making of reform
measures general throughout the Otto
man Empire more explicitly explained.
This desire on tho part of Austria seems
to tend toward the some result as that
of the suggestion coming from one of
the Balkan States that only in a European
congress does there lie hope of a solution
to tho present problems.
That Turkey is willing to make con
cessions In the way of reforms is indicated
by a despatch received to-day from
Constantinople. Tho Agenee Ottoman is
quoted as claiming to have official in
formation to th effect that tho Govern
ment has decided to apply to all provinces
of tho empire, the reforms framed by tho
international commission for eastern
Itunielta in 1S70 and niado into law by
lnierial decree in tho same. year. By
tho provisions of this firman tho local
administration of eastern numella was
placed in the hands of elected representa
tives, h ive-slxths of tho membership
of tho General Councils in tho six depart
ments wero to be elected by universal
suffrage, tho remaining sixth to Ik nomi
nated by the Governor-General. The
decree guaranteed equal religious rights !
and protection in their exercibo. tho free
dom of th pros, inviolability of property
and the home and tho equality of tho
Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish languages.
The GovArnor-denernl must bo a Christian
under these, provisions. Ho is named
by the Porte with tho assent of the Powers
for a term of live years.
Tho statement that Turkey is willing
to extend these reforms to the other
provinces of the empire is not confirmed
officially, nut if tho news is accurate and
if Turkey convinces tho Powers of her
intention to mako good such a promise
it 1 believed that sho may avert war by it.
These reforms, which would accord
complete equality to all nationalities, have
been cited by Bulgarian officials before
now ns embodying their ideas of auton
omy for Macedonia.
It is reported from Vienna that tho
Porto has sent a note to the Powers
strongly advising them to lose no tlmo
if they wish to reHtrnln the Balkan armies.
Ono rert ascribes Turkey's decision
to institute reforms to "a step taken by
the Ambassadors of France, Russia and
Great Britain."
There Is still no confirmation of tho
rexrtH of lighting. Saturday's fighting
is snid to huve been when Montenegrin
troops crossed tho Tara River into the
sanjnk of Novi-Bazar. They wero re
pulsed by tho Turks after they had lost
lWfkilled, Thoreportls greatly agitating
Vienna, but neither there nor at Con
stantinople or elsewhere can any official
statement ho obtained on tho subject.
A despatch from Adriunople records tho
constant arrival there of Turkish battal
ions, Tho Paris 7Vtnps this afternoon says
'It has reason to Miovo that thero villi
bo slight delay possibly twenty-four
hours, hoforo the Powers approach I
1 , , .. . ,. , .
iiiraey aim w.e iwma . uines m u.o m-
tercst of ixac. llio Ymp goes on to
say that tho reasonfor this is that Austria,
although in accord with tho other Powers,
wants homo modification In tho wording
of tho French lroposals, these modlflca
tionit to tnko tlio direction of dofltiing
explicitly tho ideas accepted by all tho
Powers regarding tho matters already
mentioned tlio integrity of tlio otnpiro,
tho sovereignty or tlio Sultan and tho
goneral application of tho reform picas-1
ures. Austria also wlslios to hnvo tlio
proposil submitted to tlio Porto verbally.
M. Iones.cn, tho leader of tlio Demo-
cralio Conservatives of Ituiiiiinia, who ii
.-1 . .1... Mi..!...-.. ..r L l '
liooui lu usmiiut! iuu ..iioinii in ruiciKIli
I Alfairs at Bucharest, was asked by the
Morninii 1'ont for his views on tho Balkan i
situation. In reply ho says that wur i'
inevitablo and udds that the only chanco
of preventing it is tho inuncdiuto (con
vocation of a European congress to regu-
I ...I. I.. ,1.... .1... I.. - I
Into tlio question of reforms in tho Otto
I man Empire. If this is not done, M,
1 Ionesou says, war will ensue quickly, us
tho Hulgurs desire to profit by tlio superior
eKlcienuy of their mobilization before
I Turkey Is uble to bring up her lingo re
I corves,
M. lonescu contends thnt n European
congress is inevitable for several reasons,
Among these ho mentions tho probability
tluit wur, if it comos, will bo ruthless and
the likelihood thut HwM bo accompanied
by mussacrcsof such horror that Europe
will lie compelled to Intervene. If Turkoy
should bo victorious thon again the
Powers would bo forced to intervene to
stop hostilities and to decide on tho ro
forms which still wodld bo indispensable.
If tho allies should bo victorious, in M.
Ionoscu's opinion, their very victory
$10,000 REWARD FOR LOST OEMS.
Barns Aitener Still Conceals "fame
of Womnn nobbed of flOO,00O,
In order to rooovor the Jewelry worth
mora than $100,000 which was stolen from
a Now York woman on February 13, 1013,
when she wan stopping at a Son Franoisco
hotel, the William J. Burns Detective
Agency has issued a circular promising
a reward of 110,000 for the return of the
Jewels nnd "no questions asked, " i
Manager Dickson of the New Yorki
branch refused last night to disclose
either the identity of tho woman or the
hotel at which she was stopping. An ac
tive search has been in progress both in
this country and abroad, inoluding not
only pawnbrokers but also Maiden lane
dealers to whom it is believed the Jewels
may have been offered.
It isbelioved that all of the stone could
be removed from their settings easily
and sold separately, but as many of the
gems ore exceptional it is believed they
would attract attention.
Among tho articles stolen 1 a four
strand nocklaco of 844 pearls with a clasp
of nlno large diamonds of-the first water.
Other valuablo pieces aro a lorgnette and
chain, a bracelet, a corsage pearl and a
diamond pin. The frame of the lorgnette
isof gold and contatnsSSS diamonds. The
chain in five feet long, with 133 diamonds.
The braoelet la a clrole of small dia
monds, while the corsage pin contains
three largo dark pearls, two large pink
onea, with a spray set with scores at
small diamonds.
The circular contains protegee of tha
missing gems and has been santte orary
pawnbroker in the city.
GIRL KILLED WATCHING FLEET.
Breaks Neck Rolling Down Em
bankment at West 12St a Street.
Many persons standing at Riverside
Park and West 128th street yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock watching the war
ships saw eight-year-old Annie MoOabe
of 147 East 128th street roll down the
long embankment at the approach to tho
viaduct over a stone wall and drop on
the railroad tracks.
The child was dead when Dr. Dickens
of the J. Hood Wright Hospital reached
Recreation Pier, where she had been
taken.
The child had been standing on the top
of the embankment with May and Ka Uter
ine Stanton, 1873 Park avenue, and John
Daley, 100 East 125th street.
Tho embankment Is over 100 feet high
and ends after a steep decline at a (tone
wall, on the other side of which are tho
New York Central Railroad tracks.
Suddenly tho McCabo child lost her
footing and fell. She rolled all the way
down the embankment and onto the
tracks. Policeman Ryan of the West 12Sth
street station carried the girl to Recrea
tion Pier. Dr. Dickens said that the child
had suffered a broken neck.
The body was taken to the West 135th
street police station until John McCabe,
tho father of the dead child, a motorman
on. the Third avenue' elevated railway
line, appeorid and took the body home.
DROWNED FROM UPSET LAUNCH.
Two Men Lost anil Thrre ItHeacd
Off Jones Inlet.
Two men wero drowned off Jonos Inlet,
fj. I yesterday afternoon when a launch
in which thoy with three other men
were riding capsized.
Tho three other men clung to tho up
turned launch for an hour or more nnd
were finally rescued by tho crow from
the Point Lookout llfo saving station.
Tho drowned men wero Joseph Al
meiter and Krederlok Elbin. Both are
behoved to hnvo lived in Canarsie.
Patrolmen on the beach saw the plight
of tho three men and life savers from
the Point Lookout station were soon
hurrying to their old in their surf boat
Tho life savers reached them nono too
soon, as they were exhausted when thoy
wore lifted from the water. It was hard
work for the members of the crew to
revise them. The llfo savers were un
ablo to get the names of tho three men
they rescued or tho addresses of the
two men who were drowned.
POLICE RESCUE SWIMMER.
Brooklyn Officers, Brothers, Poll
Man Ashore at Coney Island.
Edwin J. Dlssosway, 24 years of age,
n bank clerk, who lives nt 281 Fairmont
avenue, was rescued from drowning at
Coney Island yesterday by two broth
ers, I'M ward and Ira Halrd, both police
men of Brooklyn, who were bathing
near by.
. i ,
weal"
, nnn A
DIsMisway was one of a largo crowd
antago of yesterday's
lrft Coney Island.
feet from shore he
tnrew ,,, naml9 up 3Uddenly and
I ,,,,, fn .in
I M licit tiuwiu v acre tiuiii biiuio jid
shouted for help.
Some persons ran to the municipal
baths to get a life saver, but nono was
there. Instead tho Bnlrd brothers re
sponded nnd pulled tho drowning man
ashore. Dr. Stickler of tlio Coney Island
1 Hospital worked over him with such
I success that last night Dlssosway was
1 nble to go home,
Edward llulrd Is a member of Tronic
D and Ira Baird Is attached to the 174th
i police precinct, Brooklyn.
1
FOUNDS STUDENTS' LOAN FUND.
Cuna-reasinnn MeKlnlry Auk No Se
rnrltr In Slil.OOO filft.
CitAJtrAtoN', III., Oct. . Because Unl-
v.rui,.- nf Illinois students liavo demon.
! ' '
strated their honesty William B. Mc
Klnley, Representative In Congress,
Taft lender and traction magnate, has
presented 113,000 to the trusters to be
used as a nucleus of a loan fund for
needy students.
For fifteen years the Congressman
has lent money with no security except
the reputation of tho students for hon
esty as vouched for by the denn. In all
that time he has not lost a cent of prin-
i clpal or interest
Gratified at this, he decided to make
the fund permanent. No security will
be required other than a reputation for
probity.
Strikes Chilli nnd Is Arrested.
Benfante Lenoha, 7 years old, of S14
East Twelfth street, was struck by an
automobile owned by tho Imperial Auto
Renting Company of 79 Hecond street, and
driven by Max WernMeln of No. 105 Rlv
button street last evenlnr and waa taken
to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured
laft knee. Weraatila wu arrest,
TWO WOMEN DIE IN FIRE
AT PARK ROW DENNETT'S
Crowd. -Ghaf OB at Delay-In Rais
ing Fire Ladder to Vic
tims on Fourth Floor,
GIRL SLIDES DOWN ROrE
Man Leaps to Sign Below
Waitresses Trapped When
Changing Clothes.
Two women ware killed outright and
three others and two men injured In a
fire at 28 Park row yesterday morning.
Five of tho viotlms were trapped In the
third story windows to view of the crowds
that filled City Hall Park while firemen
changed two rtoryladder for one that
would reaoh. One woman slid to safety
down a rope
All employees of, Dennett's restau
rant on the (round floor, where the fire
was dlsoovered In the book kitchen a
little before 11 o'olook.
The dead aro:
Oilman. Mrs. Nellie. wa!treei.. years.
a widow, of 604 Fl1iteenth street, Brooklyn.
Trapped on third floor.
Preston, Adelaide, waitress, 4to Mntn
street, Brooklyn, Trapped on third floor.
The Injured are:
Broohetskr. Steve, ooffee man, 00 Rlvlnr
ton street, burned abotit body; taken home.
aaffney, John, dish oarrler. no address.
bodly burned; nt Hudson street hospital.
Trapped on third floor,
lovett. Nellie, waitress, s Liberty street
Brooklyn, bumsonarms and fare; In Volun
teer Hospital. Trapped on third floor.
McCormtck, Mary, waitress, allghtly
burned: at Hudson street hospital.
Powers, Mnmlo, waitress, in Monroe
street, Brooklyn, Trappid on third floor,
but slid down rope, tearing hands.
Went heme.
The first alarm was turned in at 11
o'olook by Policeman Dougherty of the
Oak street station, who was in Theatre
alley to tho rearof tho flvo story brown
stone nuilding and saw flames shooting
from the around floor window.
Engine 81, Engine 7 and Truck 1 arrived
almost immedlatoly, but records ot Po
lioe Headquarters show that exactly eigh
teen minutes olapsod before the sooond
alarm was turned in. It was sent from
tho rear, where tho fireman had gone for
rescue work only to find the Are escapes
were a shoot of flame.
Meanwhllo flromen in front were striv
ing to reach the five on tho third floor.
The bystanders grew angry nd one of
them, I, R. Konyon of 30 Church street,
came to Tltr. Svn office to call It"the most
disgraceful and worst fought Are in the
historv of New York
"We got a'wrolilWWTnlhoBe'rieopleV
said Deputy Chief Bums, who waa In
command. "We were told they were
in tho back.
"As for tho truck ladder they say It
took us sixteen minutes to put up, I'll
say It weighs twelve tons. Like every
othor big piece you can't movo it with a
toothpick. I havelno oxplaination about
tho second alarm; I sent it when I thought
it was noodod.
"Thoso people who don't know any
thing about fires think every minute
is an hour ondlevory hour is against tho
department. They always can fight flros
lietter than tho depnrtmont docs. That
clement that's so good at fighting from
across tho street should be brought into
the thick of things by tho old volunteer
system.
"You can't blacken a fire Hko that In a
mlnuto. It 6tartcd with overflowing
greaso in the kitchen nnd flared up the
flue. Tho comrades of those people told
me that they deliberately went up there
to change back Into their Sunday clothes."
Four girls and two men wero on the
top floor in the dressing rooms for em
ployees changing into tlelr uniforms for
the afternoon shift, according to the
manager, Frank Smith, who said that
four more were late or they would have
been there too.
' Manager Smith discovered (he fire and
rushed to worn the customers and the
eight waitresses waiting to be relieved In
tho front pnrt of tho floor. He sent Tony
Mitchell hurrying upstairs to warn the
others.
"They thought there was time," lie said.
"and began to ohango back and then
came down two flights of stairs and found
the flro esoapes blazing and then rushed
tothefiont. Oh, it was so quick. It was
all so quick," he said, completely un
nerved.
What the crowd saw was a man and
thon four women crowding to the win
dows from whloh tho smoke was pouring
and waving their hands. Most of the
firemen had gone to the rear and tho
crowd was ltopt beyond tho flro lines,
The minutes dragged past on tho clock
of St. Paul's Church and the watchers
wero frantic. Tho first ladder went up;
it reached just below the second story,
Tho man on tho third story stepped out of
the smoko on to tlio ledge.
"Don't jump!" roared a fireman. But
he did, grasping'tho sign that hongs out.
In a .mangle and swaying there. A
fireman on tho ladder below grabbed
him Just before he collapsed, rope and
taekle was fastened and ho came down,
This was BrocheUky.
Meanwhile a ropo had been dropped
from tho roof pastwhero tho four women
wero dimly s4n. Newsboy William
Harrison, aged 33, had mado a twelve
foot leap from the adjoining building to
lower it.
Mary Powers reached out and the
crowd hold its breath, She swayed from
the sill and then swung, then sIio dropped
in Jerks.
Tho flromen on the short ladder couldn't
reach her. At tho second story window
she foil in a heap. Firemen carried her
into tho dnig storo with hands badly
torn. She went home in a taxi,
Thei tho cumborsomo truck ladder
that all this whilo had been lazily winding
up across tho moss of hoso and water
swung around to tno race or tno llvo
smoking stories, nnd the crowds cheered.
1 UIIUI ,-l7ttiJI, uiumip
Boyle and Benlah dashed up hand over
hand.
Dixioen minutes, me nanus or we
Oentinuql on fifth ef.
GOLF BALL KILLS BIRD,
Drive for Short Hole Hardly Checked
by Sparrow.
Boston, Oct. 6. In the golf tourna
ment at tho Brae Burn Country Club
links at West Newton yesterday a ball
driven from a teo overtook and killed
n sparrow and then continued true In
Its flight. The Incident was witnessed
by a number of golfers,
The marksman was Joseph Gould, one
of the senior members of the club.
He wns driving from the seventh tee,
ncross a gutly to the green ICS yards
away. Mr. Oould's ball soared high.
The bird was flying In the same direc
tion and swerved Just a trifle, ap
parently when It heard the whls of the
ball coming behind.
The bird was Instantly killed and fell,
a crumpled heap of feathers, as though
It had received a charge of shot The
ball was hardly checked In Its flight
and landed on the green not far from
the hole.
TAMES A. BURDEN HURT AT POLO.
Palls Off Green Tony and Breaks
nis Collarbone,
Ih practically the same manner and on
the same Long Island field where F. S.
Von Btade, the polo playerof Whoatley
Hills, was injured on Monday last, James
A. Burden broke his oollarbono yestorday
and probably will be unablo to play polo
for some weeks. After the bone had been
set by Dr. John Mann Mr. Burden was
token to his home at Westbury, L. I. '
Two ploked teams, the Reds end the
Whites, were practising on John 8,
Phlpps's polo ground near Westbury.
Mr. Burden was riding down the field
after tho ball on a green polo pony. As
he leaned out to strlko tho ball ho lost
his balance and foil. Ho landed on his
shoulder. He Jumped up instantly and
tried to remount, but found ho could not.
Mr. Burden was playing with tho Reds.
and his teammates were J, P. Grace,
Arthur Scott Burden, his brother, and
Devereaux Mtlburn. The Whites were
D. 0. Rumsey. Thomas Le Boutillier,
Robert Bacon, Jr., and George Milburn.
BIG WAVE STOPS BAPTISM.
Woman Carried to Sea and Cere
mony Is Finished In Chnrch.
While being baptized by Immersion In
tho Atlantic Ocean yesterday at tho foot
of Remington street, Arvcrne, Mrs.
Lucy Clary, a negro, was carried out to
sea on a big wave which separated
her from the Rev. J. W. Dudley, pastor
of tho Shlloh Colored Baptist Church,
Arvcrne, who was conducting the bap
tismal sendees.
After being resoued she declined to
go further with the ceremonies there
and thoy were continued last night at
the church
Dennis Ford of 31 North Carlton ave
nue, Arverne, became a convert to the
Baptist rtlth during the ceremonies pre
ceding Mrs. Clary's Immersion and waa
baptized In the ocean by the Rev. I. P.
HarreU.of the MUMorris Colored Bap
tist Church.
MANY KIDS SUFFER "FOX BITES."
Two Men Cause Scores to It on to
Rospltal With Wonnds.
Bellevue Hospital authorities reported
to the police of the East Thirty-fifth
street station last night that children
ranging In age from 2 to is years had been
coming there all day to bo treated for
what they called "fox bites."
These aro woimds inflictedJ.the chil
dren told Dr. Bryson, by two mea of whom
vague descriptions wero given. The
pair would seize a ohild, generally Oyllttle
girl, and would rub a sttot on the fore
arm until the skin was broken. Thirty
children were treated yesterday.
Detectives were sent out la3t night to
search f6r the men, but could get no traoe
of them, though cases kept coming to
tho hospital during tho evening. Agnes
Colba, 13 years old, of 481 First avenue;
Minnie MoBride, 13 years old, of 420
First avenue, and John Betterly, 8 years
old, of 416 First avenue were treated for
tho fox bites lost evening.
SAW BLOND ESKIMOS FIRST.
Whalers for 80 Years Ham Told
Stories ot Strnnare Tribe.
Tacoma, Oct. , Capt. Francis Tuttlo
of the United States Revenue Service,
retired, said to-day that for thirty years
or morn stories of tho blond Eskimo
tribe recently described by Prof, Stefans-
son hnvo been told by old time whalers
who were somotlmes driven into Bankland
by ico floes.
Tho narrators were laughed at and
called prevaricators when they described
Eskimos with red hair and whlto skins.
In tho early '90s Capt. Tuttle, command
ing tho cutter Bear, met the whaler Bal
lene, commanded by Capt. Bert Williams,
now residing at Irondale. Williams told
Tuttlo of the strange tribe in Bankland.
Somo of tho mombers went aboard, but
Williams could not understand their lan-
guago and learned little about thorn.
From his winter quarters Williams could
see a burning mountain of coal, Tho
natives led him to where ho obtained
enough coal to supply his vessel that
winter.
By signs tho natives made Williams
understand that great mountains of coal
had been burning for generations, Will
lams believed for two hundred years,
Tuttle believes Williams was tho man ot
whom ono tribe told Stefansson.
FOLLOWS SHEEP TO FORTUNE.
Englishman Htumhlrs on ntch Gold
Mine In British Colombia
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 6. Capt, William
Guest, former otllcer of the British
nriny, discovered n gold quartz mine
said to no wortn si.uuu.uuu or more do
cauBo ho followed mountain sheep
whnan Rhndow was reflected on Lake
a t Hi. nnrthorn British Columbia, from
a mountain 0,000 feet above. He climbed
the mountain after the sheep and re
turning down hill he found a quartz
body of great size carrying high gold
value.
Tho first two carloads of surface ore
received at the Tacoma smelter gave re
tnrna of ttSG a ten.
Capt. Guest went on his sheep hunt
lost spring. Since then he has kept
fourteen men at work Installing a tram
way to carry ore to us ia.
WHITMAN LOSES .
BY ZELIG KILLING
Admits Gang loader Wns
Important Witness Against
Becker.
WAS TO BACK ROSE
Dougherty Thinks Thero Is
Strange "Coincidence"
in Murder.
SLAYERHAD POLIOE GUN
Weapon lost by Patrolman
Bought in Jersey
Pawnshop.
FOUR ACCUSED MEN TALK
Declare Davidson Was Not
Fighter, bnt a White
Slave Cadet.
It was officially announoed yesterday
that whatever motive was back of tho
killing of Big Jack Zellg, gang leador,
at Fourteenth street nnd Second avenue
Saturday night by Philip Davidson,
a Bowery drifter, the murder removes
one of the most important witnesses
against Lieut. Charles Bockor, whose
trial for tho killing of Horraan Rosenthal
begins to-day.
Zellg had promised District Attorney
Whitman that he would testify that Jack
Roso told the truth when Rose said that
he went to Zellg, at Becker's request,
to get the gunmen to kill Rosenthal.
Zclig would not have admitted that
he had rounded up the murderers, but'
his testimony in tho opinion of tho Dis
trict Attorney was essential corrobora
tion of a part of Rose's story Incriminating
Becker, which was in great need of cor
roboration.
The death of Zolig also means that the
case against Policemen James C. Whilo
and John C. Steinert, two of Becker's
old strong arm squad, now under indict
ment for oppression and perjury in caus
ing tho arrest of Zollg for carrying con
cealed weapons and swearing to the false
hood that he had a pistol In his pocket,
will have to be dismissed. The Distrlot
Attorney oan go no further, lacking his
prosecuting wltneaav
Another result of the death of Zellg
which interested offlolals and underworld
alike is that the $10,000 put up for Zellg's
bail on tho Stelnert-Whito charge will
bo released. Rose and Webber say that
this cash was supplied by Lieut. Becker
himself and that for appearance sake
Rose, Webber, Vnllon and Sam Paul pre
tended to subscribe 12, WO each to the
bail fund.
Bought Pistol at Pawnshop.
It was freely admitted yesterday at
the District Attorney's office nnd at
Police Headquarters that no serious flaw
had been found in Davidson's story that
he had gone to a pawnshop in Jersey
City on Saturday afternoon after being
beaten and robbed by Zellg nnd had
bought a revolver. Tho revolver onoo
had been the property of a policeman
named Chris F. Maher, hut ho hod lo3t it
some months ago. Davidson thou cams
to Manhattan and killed Zolig solely be
cause of this private grudge, it seems
certain.
But, so ran the substance of remarks
by Deputy Commissioner Dougherty and
Mr. Whitman, if the shooting of an im
portant witness in the Becker caso on
the eve of the trial is a coincidence it is a
most remarkable coincidence. Thoy are
open to conviction, in view of many
things, that the killing of Zellg at this
tlmo is muoh more than a ooiuoidonoe.
In the meantime everything will ho done
astjulckly as possible to prove ordisprovo
Davidson's contention that no one
prompted him to get Zelig out of tho way
nt a timo so damaging to tho prosecution
In tho trials of thoso accused of tho Rosen
thal murder.
(lyp tho Glood, Lefty Loulo, Whitey
Lewis and Dago Frank broko thoir rulo
of not seeing reporters and at dusk last
evening tho four accused mon came to
gether in tho counsel room of tho Tombs
and- talked with nowspapor men for
a half hour, Whitey Lowis voiced tho
opinion of his three companions and of
all tho Zellg gang men seen yesterday
that Davidson had boon prompted by
"some one" to kill Zolig when ho said
with fine scorn:
Says Unvldsnn Wns Cmlet,
"It wasn't Davis's or Davidson you
call him -head that thought of croaking
Jack. Wo could tell you what's back
of It, but we won't say anything about
that now. Davidson has boon a cadet
all his lifo. He's a hum and never was
in Zellg's class. Why, I'll bet that's tho
first shot he ever fired in his life,"
Despite the extraordinary Interest
shown by all concerned In the Bockor trial
in the shooting of Zelig, tho investlga.
tlons Into tho'Zelig murder will not delay
in any way the trial of Becker when It is
called this morning.
Deputy Commissioner Dougherty was
especially Interested last night in nil
investigation as to how tho murderer
happened to do the shooting with u re
volver that should huvo been In t he posses
sion at the tlmo of Pollcemnn Maher,
Maher, according to tho Deputy Commls
sioner, first said thnt he had lot,t the re
volver on July 12 last, but later told Mr.
Dougherty that he had lost It a year and
a half ag.
Up to last night, Mr, Dougherty said,
be had heard stories which showed that
Maher had lost three revolvers and u
soeclal Investigation will bo takon up
to-day. Although Maher changed his
dates bs repeated his first story that ho
had gone into a Brooklyn saloon for a
trw Tnla'rtft and on coming out romcm-
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