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THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Fafr to-day; probably rain to-morrow;
west to northwest winds.
Detailed ucatlicr reports will be found on page 17.
VOL. LXXX. NO. 38.
NEW YORK, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1912. idij.
I'll tlir Sun 1'rliitluu uml PuMlj'iiiifl Association.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
j
THRONGS STORM
POLO GROUNDS
Sunrise Finds 15,000 Lined
Up, Including Many of
Fair Sex.
HUT THREE TICKET MEN
Takes Them Ten Hours lo
Sell 12,000 Reserved
Seat Cards.
MANY DISAPPOINTED
Hut Scalpers Get in Their
Evil Work Despite
Precautions.
43.i-
! J. I
("HOICK 'SEATS URINti
All Sorts of Solionips Kinployctl
to Oct Talons on the
. Precious Tickets.
7
More than li.000 baseball fans, Includ
ing several hundred women, stood in line
from the entrance to the l'olo Grounds,
Cighth avenue and I57th street, to Brad
hurst avenue, and 14."tli street at H o'clock
jestorday morning waiting to buy re
served scats for the world's series games
Scheduled to be played here to-day,
Thursday and Saturday. An hour later,
when threo ticket sellers threw open
their booths it was quickly disclosed
that per cent, of tho fans wanted to
buy tickets for to-day's game only. At
12.15 o'clock all of the 4,000 seats in the
tipper tier of the grandstand for this
afternoon's battle wero gone, yet more
than 12,000 persons still remained inline.
The supply for Thursday and Saturday
was not disposed of until nearly seven
hours later.
Somebody erred in handling existing
conditions. When it was apparent that
the crowd would not buy Thursday and
Saturday tickets as long as to-day's
seats were on sale the management re
fused to increase the number of ticket
sellers. Six box offices remained closed
tn spite or a general protest. Yet iersons
who had a pull with somebody on the
inside were able to crawl through o'wicket
and either break into tho main line or
buy tickets Tor the other days at other
ticket windows. Inspector Sweeney and
Police Capt. Kruescher had thirty patrol
men on duty outside the gates and they
were kept busy driving a horde of specu
lators and their agents away from the
line. The police did good work in this
respect, but tho speculators got hundreds
of tickets just the same by employing
all sorts of methods.
Probably 500 men were near the head
of the lino reudy to buy pasteboards for
i he scalpers. Kach of them bought two
-t-ats ror $3 apiece and then proceeded
hi through thu grandstand to the Speed
nay where they delivered their goods.
I' wasn't long before the speculators,
dissatisfied with the supply, wereoffer
"i til' Tor two seats and were getting
them from avaricious raus. Soon the
price rose to $15 for two tickets, then tto
each. Persons who rode up to the Speed
way entrance in automobiles readily
gave up $25 for a choice seal. In fact at
last twenty tickets were, disposed of
a1 this rate by the "specs."
h cun get .V) apiece for reserved
feats down town!" said a busy scalper
who hud tickets in every pocket and was
' .ying as many more as possible. "The
' h folks don't cam about standing in
' tie .mil will pay what we ask."
I'lie speculators became so bold uTler
a hie that they walked from tho Speed
way down into the grand stand und wore
evreinely busy them until the police got
w mi of what was going on. There theie
'i a cleanout and
even llu- Stieedwuy '
ndenrablo (demerit. 1
w.h .-leared of the imdesirahl
li ' i he speculators never slopped trying
' places in the linn or getting tlirotigli
little private gate where, il seemed,
iiini anybody could gain admission ir
Knew the ropes. I'ersons thrust money
They've put another guy
cluiige'" exclaimed tho leaders of the
1 1 was unlet for a while, but in less
""in t-Acniv minutes tho train was work-
igain full bust. Incidentally the
uui. used thi entranco to get in for
- luacuce ami triat was a s(gnai
'mug moo lo miDersonate ball nluvers i
tlii-i teams Tom O'Neill, who lias
"ge ,,f t,o private police force in the I
"inN. was called upon to identify some
' ie-niiM.eisoiialois, withthoreHiilt that
1 "eiedilveti south by the bluecoats.
"-sin iliesed ill the garb of n clergy
" .lllll to t, ,nti 0f tn(, je UPl
i pl.ten that was readily olTorei', to
lie
t.'HJL'.d Mid Itf.kntu mill ...u.n.l
Hi.
Speedwav In lirteen miiiuteH :
-u..' H the picket fence to a gray coat.K uttle late had a chance to ride through Zt.edon stopped ami m urder.-d the three'
B-rt ia,, within and the gat., opened what looked like a prairie lire. Knch
' "n t-iiUer was re- road runs on nn embankment, which I ")!!n they niet tho fi'rce alre,i(ly in pur- ' '
I If . ,M I .111(1 11 nrv ,if rl ilr.ua ix-,.nl 11,. fr.r. 1 il,o ... .1.- ...... (Wfieilllie) lliei HIOIOILI II II 1 any III pu r- .
. ...... f K, 's Mar- ' , :. r" -. ' ' . . "it "f Zel-doii. Klec.ioii
I' - all oft!
. . . ' !( (Miiii.iiuiru uu 1 . . i. -i t . 1 .
' "lied and went through tho gates j up all tniflle.
' f"i two moie tickets. A third trip! Ticket selling was suspended r,.
essful, but when he came buck i Imlf 1'our and the overflow of the sialion
'mi, Minn he was asked by a private ' "(retched angrily on l into the streets.
te in ideiniry liiinseir. The matt I The bud behaVing train lefl (Queens
ed il.nt hi. representint a chiiroh In the station nt 5::iS o'clock Al HoclieHtor
X nnd thut he wauled to buy a ticket i avenuo enmo a flush or flame nnd much
s.iiiinlays game. He was told tol'minko. The curs were steel, but the lew
v i.. Inspector Sweeney and ho xissengers madit it break fif the doors
" i"iv uisappeaied,
v -I ni.iiiiy dressed woman holding an
"' "i lier aims wus discovored in line
" I'ln'kH away from tlio groundi.
I. id ben waiting siiicii 5 o'clock
'"'iiiiiin uu fourth J'aec
- Ail,, U 4 i0'NS cu- Pulton St.. N,
y.
LILLIAN RUSSELL IN MOVIES.
Minis Arc fur llrr llualiatid Alone,
She Say a.
PiitUhEi.riiu, Oct, 7. Lillian Run
sell, the famous stage beauty, and her
husband, Alexander Moore, the Pitts
burg publisher, made their debut as
motion picture actors to-day. Mr. Moore
says the films are for tils private ue.
As tho guests of Hlgmund I.ubln,
Miss Russell and Mr. Moore visited the
plant of the I.ubln company mid weie
greatly Interested In what they snw.
Mr. Moore suggested tliat he would
like to hove n moving picture of Miss
Russell. The fair Lillian at first dc
dined with thanks to work without
n salary, but Hfter being urged she
laughed nnd sold she would try.
While the camera men were Retting
ready Miss Russell sketched out u
little scenario. The scene wus laid In
n parlor set. and then Miss Russell
started In to show the ordinary garden
variety of moving picture nctciis how
a reul star would do It.
She was the whole show, nnd sh
did comedy, tragedy anil chorus girl
parts, ns well as Just appearing us the
"greatest Amerlcun beauty." On tlmo
she darted out to where Mr. Mooro
was standing, and before he realized
what she was doing he was In range
of the camera, lie made a hustv
exit.
M.r" 1,Unln w Pleased with the
work of Miss Russell ti.i.4 i, .,(.,....
she wcnld consider It. ' .Nearly n thou-
ner a jon on the spot. Sim said that
sand feet of film now testify to her
ability.
FRANK GOULD PAYS $2,844 DUTY.
Trnnks Are Helrnsrd hjr tlir Ciiatnnia
Anthorltlea.
Frank .1. Gould, through his coun
sel, David if, Tuylor of 1U5 Urimilwav.
paid $2,844.16 to tho l' nltcd State's
Government yesterday, the duty put on
the goods his trunks heldbv the customs
otllcers. Thereupon the trunks were
released. .Mr. Gould's counsel said that
the duty was paid under protest.
The goods In the seined trunks weie
valued at $6,576. Most of the articles
held to lie dutiable, Inasmuch ns tho
customs people declare that Mr. Gould
is a resiuent here, were foreign made
gowns. There was about VJOii worth
of Jewelry.
The contention between Mr Gould
and the Government Is as to residence.
Mr. Gould still declares, nlthough he
has paid the duty, that Inasmuch as he
cume in as a foreign resident last
spring he should be allowed to do so
now. The customs authorities say that
uii ins arrival last Friday Mr. Gould
declared his Intention of opening his i
rum avenue residence and nii,iir,r.
some time here. Th, they say. makes
him n resident here.
BLAST BLINDS RICH MAN.
A. I. Thompson l.ntra Unlit lljcs aa
Itesult of Premature Kxplnalnn.
PillLADKLrHU. Oct. 7. Kornier State
Senator A. K. Thompson of Phoenix
vllle Is sightless to-night In the Medico
Uilrurglcnl Hospital here ns the result
of a premature dynamite explosion.
Both of his eyeballs have been removed.
The former Senator, vvh.i Is nn. ,f
the most popular men In the State, has I
a costly country nlace at IMtiionlvvllln .
Chester count v. viwn i,.. u . . 1
farmer. On Thursday last he was ex-1 --i by State IVpaitment oltlclala
pcrlmentlng with n'new method ofi"f "," "'l'"',,"J kl"",B "( tvv. marines
blowing up stumps. He planted dvna I"'"1 tvv" 1,1"J:ll'l''t'4 ""ring l'11' '
mite under several of them and "saw ! lnK w hlrh "c',",,, "'""ii'l '-eon.
the success of his Invention. Hie stump Wasiiinoton, Oct. - News of the sur
dld not move and he went to Invest! render of l.eon to the (iovernmeiii forces
gate, .lust ns be leaned over It the 'or Nicaragua in expected at the State
dvnamltc exploded, the blast catching ! Department soon Latest advices to-
mm run m the face. I
Mr. Thompson groped his way to
his mansion, where he pledged all als
servants to secrecy, after which he wu,
brought to the hospital hete. It did
not become generally known until to-
day that he was there. It is s.ild ,n.
night that UU roudltloti Is is favorahln
as could be expected.
HACKENSACK MEADOWS AFIRE.
t'omninlera Hide Safely llirnnuli 'IV
Mllea or Flsim-.
A spark from a railway locomoilv
dropped Into dry Jersey grass about
n clock last night and within n half
wiinin a half ,
v-a. n meadows ,
,. j
hour ten miles of the K
were a 11 re.
I'll.. ,lU,t UI.....1- - .--.
high. The llames swept the area!
..i.,uii,ur-r.-ii,iiui.(i,,.,irixitt.
''"'""'ed on the north by the Greenwood
lj"k" i1vIhI) ' "ie Krle, on the south
ij me j iii it. n i i man, on uivi west ny
the residential section of Kearny and
on the i ns' by the Hackensack Itlver.
Throucth this tract the I-.'rle, the Penn
sylvania and the l.ackuvvanna roads
danger because no buildings were near!
enough to be endangered. No effort was 1
'fade to stay the lire, ns l he ground of '
It"'' marsh was too soft for fire lighting
"Pimisins,
r, T nnMMtrTPPR RTATtrn
- , ... ..........
Circuit Ties I i I'lnllmali
Shnrl
llrnneli n llnir lluur. 1
Several thotii-aud Long Islanders who
iif-e the I'latbush branch or the Long Island
Ilailroad were held up during the rush
hour last night because a train had short
circuited at Bochesler avenue, set (rn to
I lie Woodwork ill its nirfl. nt.ilu..,. lit..
passengers out on the truck and tangled
just the same
The motnrman stopped about two
blocks from the station and with the
guards hnled tho i.issenger back to
the gales in Atlantic avenue, whe
everylmdy climbed to surety. ;
Somebody rang a fire alarm and that ,
necessitated turning off the third rail
current. Tho train to which the accident
happened was an hour lata at Flutbush
vonue. i
nnflu mi, I fnnitiiiil,ii.u ...1... .....! i .1 1: I
NICARAGUANS KILL
4 MORE MARINES
Report That They Died
the Fighting Around
Leon.
I
1,1
SEVERAL ARE WOUND KD.'vely to civil business. I do not
mind hearing homicide or forgery cases,
' but I simply will not take ut Inv tlmo
U. S. llattle.ShipS Mliy IJC
Sent to Trouble Section
From Norfolk.
ZKI.KDOX WAS A COWAItl)
.Murdered Three Women for
Fear They Would Tell of
His KM'iipe.
San .li an Si'i!. Nicaragua. Oct. 7.
-A report has reached heie of the kill-
"f tw" m',llnM uml ,w" '"'J.tckels ,
of the American forces commanded by
t.leut.-Col. Long In encounters with the
rebels at l.eon and Chluanndega cither
Saturday or yesterday.
The American forces killed and
in. '""'"in" u . ,,.
wounded llf.y ..f tin- .el.cls and dls-
armed the remainder.
After the Americans had cleared the
Insurgent.'' out or Chlrhlgulpa, inidwuy
between l.eon nnd Chlnandegii. on tho
national railway last Friday, t liy
started In two detachments for the
other side which had long been 111 the.
hands of the lelHs.
The latter were foiled In evacuate
both places on Satunhy when. Il Is
presumed here, occurred the skirmishes
which resulted ill the deaths ot four
of the American fotce.
Details lecelved heie ale ei meagre.
.Nouroi.K, Va.. (ct. 7. According lo
reports In naval circle" the battleships
Vermont
mil South Caiollna may bo'dtnt of chemistry In the high school
sent to NIcaKigua with mailne fnnu
the Norfolk. Philadelphia and N-.'W
ork navy yards
orders to have all the marines at thu
lecal barracku ready to sail for Nkur.i-
ua were received here yesterday and
to-day additional mdeis to have inn
tines on the Vermont and South Caro
lina ready to proceed to the scene of
trouble cau-ed enthusiasm among the
men on these two ships who aie auslous
to get In the lighting.
Tho Vermont and South Carolina
were scheduled tn sail for New York
to-morrow. The Vermont will sail with
out marines, tint the Smith Carolina
will be held heie several ilas to nw.itl
developments In NlcHingiio
WASHINGTON WITHOUT NEWS
nle lli-i'MOnieol lleiir Nmliliis "if
Iteimrleil Kllllitu.
W4F1IIN.TON IM. -I p in nil ear,. v
n"'ir this mot mil
g no word had been
day slate that discu-Mons looking to the ,
surrender ot the rebel-, under the com-
iiiauil or .lu.iu Irlai nt l.sin have been !
begun between him and the comniiimlern 1
of the (iovernineiit troops
'Die Aiueiican officers are taking no
pait ill the parleying 'I h people of
l.eon ure sjiil to be rebellious against
Irias and demanding peace at any price.
Admiral Soutlierland reported to-day
that the bodies of the lour Auiericun
maiincs killed in the assault on the Har-
.......... l'cl.l.ii. li...-,. .rii'.ili I i,llll,riP.'i pv
..... v .,i.,;i
staliil that the funeral services for thej
American dead were attended by Pre,i- j
dent Diaz, his Cabinet and inaiiy high
()riria., .,j pruininenl men or Nicaragua,
, ,,,,.,, , ir , lML.k , j
the t.'niled .Stall", later
.. . ... ., ... ,
urtlier llgut on ine conduct anil ciiar-
acier oi .eieui'ii. wuu iiiiuiiitiiu.-ii uu'
rebel fort iflcat ions at ll.e Barranca, ik ,
given by a despalchrrom Minister Weitel!
l,.,r.. I,wlv Wh.Ml Z..,.loii I
und Jus twenty-llvo companions were
tleeing totlie Costa ltiean border after the
as.sault.on the Barranca they met three
V "l'""'"'" " " ' '
11 'Vl" . 1 " ' ' """ Tneria u i in ,
wmc" ""'"" " " re-
h,Hl '" ' U1M urK"' """"W "
resist attack as long a they had life
within thorn He then left the Barranca
! with a number of chosen companions.
I They went lo Musayj, where they look
refuge in a church, .cledon never re- i
tunieil to llie Barranca and at the llrst'
news of I ln battle he IIikI froni the church
and the city
Tho rebels left behind in the church
, hosted the white flag and llio (iovernmcnt
, ofllcers npiroached lo accept the sup.
imsKl surrender and to oiler protection
to tho prisoners. As they drew near '
the rebels In the cliuicli met them with a
withering fire and nil three were seriously I
ir not mortally wounded Tim (iovern- i
ment forces thereupon planted u field
pjise before the door ol tlio church and
succeeded in buttering It down with j
shells Tim (iovernmeiii soldi. 'in iheu ,
rushed in and begun cutting the rebels '
to pieces as they were penned in the
,,l...r,l, V cintuiti l" ill V limi-i,.-. tt ......
' ;. ' ,' " i velt and tan comomeu,
wus on tho scene soon alter and Capi ' n i. . ,
dree, their commander, at once put' u 1 Several small tiets of $200 or $300 each
stop lo the slaughter of the rebels I wero rexrled at 3 to I on Hulzer.
Meanwhile (len. Zeledou and his twenty Patrick Henry Magulrn, who Uvea in
five fomimiiions were making across the. West 149th street, asks Tiik Sun to an
country, when they were iiccidenlallv i... i. .w, ... 7.
.reLnniutUerisl by a troop. r (iovvrnment '
cava ry on s ; vvav to , runaila , ,
' " ,' "n
(iUNTS vs. Itllll NO..
m.-lirkahlr pliolnirrsphh ill ini In Wnrld's
Rrrlf for vale by UnUcruoud & Lralcrwood. ii
Wtit Sits tU-A.il. v '
JUDGE WANTS ONLY' BIO CASES.
Illii ne linril
Time
Sars He
4111 I'rltr
Won't Waste
li'llona.
Jnstico Rlnnchard, presiding over the
Criminal Branch of the Supreme Court
In'thn County Court House, was displeased
yesterday when his calendar showed only
unimportant, cases, in several of which
i pleas or guilty were to be made.
i , ... . ... ......
vuuressing Assistant District Attorney
Wasserfogcl Just loo Blanehard said:
"You may tell District Attorney Whit
man that unless lie bus some cases of im
portance 1 will not hold this criminal
term at all. but will devote myself hi.
w."" ! larceny coses disposed of by
pleas of guilty."
The only case of importance wa that
of Hose Zlndel. head or tho bankrupt
Zindel Manufacturing Company, who
was indict ted for forgery in the second
degree. She pleaded guilty and was
remanded until to-morrow for sentence.
COURT CUTS PRICE ON BEAUTY.
TMnka Sl.r.OO T4io 51 arli for a lilrl's
Hand That's Still lacf ul,
.Supreme Court Justico Newburger
decided yesterday that a verdict of $1,500
for 11 young woman stenographer whose
iihkJ wai ,nJllr,l( hy falHnK rocl K0 thflt
Its beauty is marred, though Its usefulness
was not greatly affected, was too much.
He said he would order a new trial unless
the plaintiff agrees to accept St. 000.
,..T,i m,it waB ,,rouKht uv M' Eleanor
Sprague against the Thomas Crim-
Conractnt 0om()unv for
(she was walking on Sodgwick avenuo,
The Bronx, two years ago, when the
defendant set olT a blast which caused a
t shower of rock to fall on Miss Sprague.
She admitted that the injury did not
Kre'itly affect her ability to write except
"...-.. "... nr. . i ..
t " V '
uui u null I I li I nr njnin rn T mi nii-v anil hu
ji.uoo verdict was returned.
EXPLOSION IN CLASSROOM.
liny mill Ctrl Ntndrnls Prpprrril
When Clirinlrati shatter .llnrlar.
A mixture of chemicals which a stu-
at Irvlncton, near Newark, was stir
ring In a porcelain mortar In the class
room yesterday blew up and scattered
fragments of the mortar unionir the
ICrnest Schneider, who was doing Ihe
stirring, had both hands badly cut.
others who were peppered by the frag
ments nre Leslie Pfell, Horry Klein.
Kthel Htlmpson and Kntherlne I.orter,
none of whom was much hurt.
Principal O. II. Staley, who was In
structing the ila.s, quieted the pupils
and prevented a panic, after which he
gave tli st aid to the Injured. Dr.
Louis
K. Schneider of 6Sf Springfield
. brother or Krnest Schneider, I
o enue,
was summoned nnd attended the stu
dents. In the other classrooms the pupils I
were not nvvnre of the explosion
SMUGGLERS LAND 40 CHINESE.
i:riiie In Snlft l.aunrhr I'roni an
Frnnrlu'o Offlrlnlt.
San KavNCtsco, Oct. 7. Smugglers In
swift launches entered San Francisco
harbor List night under cover of a J
thick fog and landed forty Chinese they '
had picked up below Knsenada. Lower
California. i
As the launch was leaving the bay It
tt noticed by a lookout, who gave
the Government officials warning. They
pursued In two tugs, but the smugglers
had the speedier boat and escaped.
.sect et service and immigrant officials
had been warned last week to look out
for such an attempt. Kvery Chinese
landed hetv pays $500 for It, so that this
cargo war "orth $20,000.
TWr E GIANTS FOR WILSON.
""' ''lee .lack Marray Ha. Ilupe
Helltuir .Vler.raw.
night Fielder .lack Murray called at
Democratic lieadiiuarters yesterday to
say that he nnd eleven other tJl.mts had
ora.il.ed a Wilson club. J
He wild that Marouard. Doyle. De-,
vore. Itnliliisoii, Snodgrass, Hhacfer,
Hartley, Meyers, Merkle, Tesreau and
mm "eeu signeu, uiai .viatnewson
""H "mverlng between Tuft and Wll-
",ul nu.va ui
draw
BETTING 4 TO 1 ON WILSON.
Slrrrl llliln't Cover SUort Cud
rnri'i ('lilraa" Slate.
betting took a boost yesterday,
w' "u.n ' """""8 "'"'
t,eot, ami wim tne anriouncomenr or his
,uotations on mo presiaentiai canuiaates
by Jumes cri.eary. me cn.cago nooK'
maker. O'l.eary's slate Is;
WlNon, '.' to :.
Tart. - to I.
Iloosevelt, llot.
Debs, .1,000 to I
( Initio, 3,000 to I
A Wall Street betting commissioner
yestorday showed $4,000 which he was
anxious to place on Wilson against $1,0)0,
The short end was not covered, only $200
or the Sl.ooil being put out. The $4,03)
wus sent down into the financial distriot
by a Democratio contractor, and betting
men wild it was lummony money,
One lietting commissioner said that
nt this tlmo in the 1908 campaign he had,
handled $1JO,0JO. This year his estimate
or liots p.uceci wos iio.uw.
Tlio odds stand at 3 to I against Tuft
and i to I nguimtt Iloosevelt. There was
one offer ol 1 to 3 thut Wilson would re-
,.,,ivo a greuter ipulur vote than Ilooso
....... ...
'"Tir'hVrS w' ,
J" ,-",' tym (hat wUon wj i'J
and $10,000 to $D,ooo that Hulzer will be
l-IVi iwi
Th l-asa Banc Tl Chlara fur In v.
rcxtraordloary dlPUy.a: J luictliw ltd
at our ibowreomti. M) iVUiav,-4a.
$10,00(1 OF LOST
$200!000 FOUND
Bills Disappeared Somewhere
'Between Bank and Ha
vana Post Office.
TURNS UP IN DEPOSIT
Note No. C84BI Among
$120,000 Paid to Royal
Bank by Senders.
MYSTEKY IS t'XSOIAEI)
Suspicions Point to Messenger
Who Was Entrusted With
the Cash.
f atrial I able lleipiilvli to Tine St
Havana, Oct. 7. The missing $;'ito,oun
from the National Bank of Cuba, which
was mailed to the Park National Bank in
New York, was stolen here, as one of tho
listed $10,00(1 bills has been found. It now
seems certain that th money was stolen
either in the National Bank o Cuba or
in the lluvuna pot office.
Sertor Wamerchant, the acting presi
dent of the National Bank of Cuba, told
Titu Sun correspondent this morning that
he i absolutely certain that the money
was mailed in a registered letter, tie said
tlio keeper of the money vault counted
twenty SiO.tKK) Mils in IU presence
in
the presence of his usistnut and u young
womuii employee.
Tile letter continuing the money was
duly sealed and the keeer of the vault
gavo it to one of tho bunk's messengers
who was trusted in eery way by the
bank official, having handled millions
or dollars duiiag his many years as a
mesi-enger Ho took the letter to the
post office, leceiving a receipt, and the
bank insured the package with M. I'aet
7.old, the llavanu agent of the Mannheim
Company
Tlie luiuk on the same day. Septemls-r
mailed the National I'urk Hank a
letter advising the New York bankers
of the despatch of the registered letter
with the $200,000 and telling the Park
Bank to cable the receipt or the money.
The registered letter was due in New
York Octolier 1, and the Cuban Bunk not
having received n cable up to Octolier 3
cabled the Park Bank inquiring In regard
to the monev
The New Vnrl: ImnL- rtilpd bnrlr? Mli-
reived letter advice and registered letter
containing foreign collection" Im
mediately the Cuban Institution cabled
nmilt, I,. V,,,l atiitinT tlifit II linrl tint
nl-a1, f(,lvi8II H,llcthnH and asked
the Park Bank to specify
Following this tness.igi the Park Bank i
replied on October 5 thut the report on
foreign collections was an error. The
,i.,.,i l.a,...
the New York bank
. , , .
said, contained only u bulletin on sugar
statistics The Cuban bank then cabled
inquiring the number of the registered
letter received, the Park Bank replying
that the number was .17102. which was the
correct number of the registered letter
mailed on SH'(omler S7
Si.flnr Wiltiierrhnnl t.ilil Till; Sitv inr.
riwiondent that eiuorts bold that it U
ierfectly possible with a thin knifo blade
to opim the seals, chaug" the contents und
reseal the envelop.', tho exchange es
caping the detection or the Havana ixwt
master. This morning Seflor Wamerchant
received Ironi New York a coupon receipt
or the New York I'ot Ortlce which says
that tho registeied letter .1740i was re
ceived in good condition, I lie Park Bank
accepting it us in good condition fiotn the
New York IW Otllce
An afternoon newspaper or Havana
says that it is iniHisthlo that the pack
age could have been opened in either the
lluvuna or New- York post ofllcv, but the
money must have been stolen in either
the Havana or New York bank. Seilor
v,imr-h.iin wis m.
,, L bl!! -?n
" ,u K ' '
ngcin interviewed at
hi; Si'.v correstHjiid-
di.'tit but ho said thut lie hud nothing
ror thu press, but Tiik Sf.v correspondent
learnwl elsewhere that the Hoyul Bank
of Canada of this city this afternoon
uotilled the National Bank of Cuba and
M Paetold that it found one or the miss
ing $10,000 bills among IIZU.OOQ which
. ho Nationul Bank paid to the lloyal
Bank on the afternoon or October t. The
lloyal Bank explains that the matter
was not rejiorted sooner because the
money, hall or which was in small bills
and half in big bills, was put away und
not counted until to-day In tho money
wero Tour $10,000 bills, only one or which,
numbered CSI81, was on tho list of tho
missing bills.
As tho registered letter purporting to
contain the $200,000 reached New York
only on October 1 none or that money
could return to Havana or lie deposited
by the National Bank in the Royal Bank;
hence the money was stolen hero either
in tho National Bunk or in the Havana
post office
The Cuban Government during the
lust few days has made several big de
posits with the National Bank and the
National during tho last few days bus
remitted to the United States Poet OrTloe
sums aggregating IISS.oiW. The news
papers here yesterday published a son
batlonal story that tho Cuban post office
wus liohind $200,000 due to tho United
Stutes on money orders and that the
United States legation hero liad sent
a note to the Cuban Government to thu
effect that It mutt pay.
Ilecently the jiost offlco hero remitted
$l5N,ooo, probably settling thut cluim,
althougli tho United States locution ami
the Cuban State l)exirlment deny thut
a noto wus sent lo the Cuban Govern
ment. The registered letter 37402 was mailed
on September 27 and remained In tho
post office safe until tho morning of Sep.
tember 28, when it was shipped, This
would havn given time to tamper with
It in the post, office, but the postmaBter
says that the rogistry clerk could not
Penllnued on Biscfh Page,
DYNAMITE BLAST KILLS 45.
lltiiiilrrils ii f Others Injured by I'.i
lilosliiti In llurnlna Wareliniiar.
Tampico, ilex., via Galveston, Oct. 7.
Dynamite stored In a warehouse here
exploded nt i o'clock to-night during u
Are and killed more than forty-the per
sons. Several hundred others wele Injured.
The cause of the tire Is unknown.
Those killed and Injured were llremen
and spectators about the burning ware
house. DREAMED A TRUE BURGLARY.
When Mrs. lints Awoke Her Jewel
Were Certainly Jnnr.
A week ago Sunday night, according
to the police of Yonkers, Mrs. ltudulpli
Kiit. wife of u retired merchant tailor,
of 3 Prospect street, Yonkers, dreamed
that while she slept burglars entered
her bedroom and cut her husband's
throat and stole $1,000 worth of Jewels
belonging to Mrs. Katz and her daugh
ter Fannie.
Mrs. Kutz awoke and looked for her
Jewelry. It was gone.
The police think that the burglars
climbed to the porch roof nnd entered
the house through an open window.
BLINDNESS THREATENS HAINES.
(nt rrniii -Klret nf llalne In
Mill-
clelnula for Trealment,
Piiii.4tii!i.riiiA, Oct. '. V. T. Hulnes,
Governor-elect of Maine, registered nt
the Hellevuc-Strntford Hotel to-day nnd
went Immediately to the Medico Chl
rurglcal Hospital for treatment. He Is
suffering from eye trouble und Is threat
ened with blindness. He expects to bo
nt the hospital for several days
Mr. Haines s nlone In this city. He
hopes to get back to his home at
Watcrvlllc, Me., before the Inauguration.
WANGER QUITS UNION LEAGUE.
Itnnaetrlt t'niiKresamaii Mn He's
o I. (inner a Itepnbllean.
PlllLADKLPlliA. Oct. 7. Congressman
Irvin Wanger of Xorristown set a prcc
edent for the Roosevelt members of the
exclusive Union league hero to-duy
when he sent his resignation tn the lioard
of governors of, tho league, declaring
he no longer considered himself a Ho
publican and therofore no longer could
remain as a member of uu organization
built and existing on Hepublican prin
ciples. The resignation will be accepted
at tho next meeting.
The resignation is the llrst received
following the announcement thut the
board had held several meetings to dis
cuss the advisability of asking Iloosevelt
men in the league to resign. It is ex
pecteU thut several members will follow
W anger.
FINEST HOTEL FOR CHICAGO.
KIkM .Million Dollar World Heater
I'lnnnrd fnr Stratford's Site.
Chicaiio, Oct. 7. The "finest hotel
in the United States" will lie built in
Chicago on the site of the Stratford, ac
cording to an announcement to-day by
Attorney Ivy Mttyer It will cot ap
proximately $i,lKK),0nn. Kdwin F. Meyer
will lie associated with Mr. Mayer in the
enterprise.
The new hotel will have a frontage
or Hi'.' feet on Michigan avenue and 172
feet on .luckson Boulevard. It will bi
in the Francis I. style or architecture
throughout and will have a thousand
rooms, with every modern luxury.
H00SIER POET 59 YEARS OLD.
I ml In nn 'Seliuul Children I'rlehrntr
anil Itllev ThanLa Tlieui,
Indian-atoms, Ind.. Oct 7. The llfty
uintli anniversary or the birth or Jumes
Wiiiteoml) Hiley, the Hoosier poet, wu-s
celebrated in nearly all tho schools or
the Stute to-duy. Although Hiley has
not said so himself, it is pretty well estab
lished that, lie was tifty-nlne to-day. The
best records say that he was born at Green
field, Ind., October 7, 1833.
From his pleasant study in lockerbio
street Ililey uddressed this note to the
children:
'ii Iii M'inol ili'thtH ii nrrtillti
It may be well for you to remember that
the dsv you ate about lo cvlelnate is the
birthday of many good men, but If I iniiy
be counted the least ot these I will be utterly
content and happy. I can only tliiink ou
uml your teuchers Willi a full heart and the
fervent hope that the day will prove uu
eipiul glorv to ns all,
To tlie very little children I would say,
be simply your own selves, and thoiivh
even parents, ns I sometime think, do not
seem to understand us perfectly, we will be
patient with them and love tliem no less
loyally and von tenderly. Most truly your
llu lo friend und comrade,
.lAMFH WlllTCOMH Hll.F.Y.
8,685 CASES OF HOOKWORM.
TUeae Developed Prom Jan. I to
Sept. no In a- Counties In Alabama.
Mobilk, Ala., Oct. 7. From January
1 to September 30 8,683 eases of hook
worm were observed In twenty-two
counties In Alabama. From July 1 to
September 30 the greater number were
treated, 3.3M.
These results ore shown In the re
port of Dr. W. W. Dlnsmore, State
Supervisor for the Rockefeller Commis
sion, engaged In the work of eradi
cating the dread dlseuse.
Most of the patients were treated
In tho dispensaries established by the
commission.
VARNISH JAG IN PRISON KILLS.
Burglar Knlrrtulneil Half Peniten
tiary With II, Tuonan,
Piill-AiiF.t.HiiiA, Oct. 7, Harry While,
a burglar with a national riwutatioii,
died this morning In the Kjistern Peniten
tiary after drinking shellac varnish, in
which there wus a largo percentage of
wood alcohol.
White had access to the paint shop
and found the shellac. He took a large
Isittle, secreted it and after ho was locked
up last night drank it.
He shouted and sang und entertained
an entire wing of the penitentiary. Even
tually ha quieted down and tbla morning
kwpera found him dead.
BECKER TRIAL ON
ONE JUROR IN BOX
Accused Lieutenant Keenly
Eyes Talesmen and
Challenges Some.
(J OFF STOPS. McINTYRK
Threatens Attorney With Ex
pulsion if Tirade Does
Not Cease.
FAVORS THE BLUE EYED
Defence's Counsel Wants
Men of Bulk to Try
Client.
HECK Elf STILL CONFIDENT
Declares Aiiierienns "Will Not
Convict on Stories Told by
Those "llountls."
The net tcsiilt of tho first day of tho
trial or Lieut. Charles Becker fr tho
murder of Herman Iiosenthal was the
selection of one juror.
Ho is Harold B. Skinner, manager of
the brunch office of tho New York Kdisoti
Company at MB Third avenue, Mr. Skin
ner, who becomes foreman of tho jury,
lives at 001 West 135lh street. Ho is a
son of Charles It. Skinner. Stalo Superin
tendent or Public Instruction from 1893 to
1001, but now an assistant Appraiser
of the Port.
Fourteen talesmen wero examinod In
the two sessions nnd aft crflvo hours pass
ing with but ono juryman in the box Jus
tice John W. Goft notified District Attor
ney Whitman and Lieut. Becker's chief
counsel, John W. Molntyre, that if tho
jury Is not made eomploto by 5 P. M. to
day ho will order night sessions.
Justice GofT said very plainly that ho
would not tolerate methods of jury selec
tion which have been, he said, a scandal
in the past. Presiding with a firm hand,
alert in detecting stratagems of counsel
distasteful to him and emphatic in re
pressing unnecessary argument and tims
wasting tactics, the Justice was at all
times tho muster of his court. Bearding
him pp-Ij in the proceedings Mr. Mclntyrn
subsided speedily on boing told that hit
removal and nrrest were imminent.
When tho day's work was over at ft P.
M. it was plain thut tho difficulty of
gettinga jury satisfactory to Lieut. Becker
himself would requlro night sessions.
Incessantly watchful, keen in sensing th
antagonism or tulesmon, the lieutenant
rejected more than one man who ap
peared to be satisfactory to his counsel.
Impassive and concentrated, the accused
policeman was a figure to bo marked.
Lieut . Becker proressed to bo confident
or acquittal. One or tho men to whom ho
talked after court suggested that there
might lie a disagreement.
"Disagreement? Impossible!'' said
Becker. "Wo lire not in Russia. Any
jury that would convict mo or that would
disagree after listening to such
hounds us have tried to frame me up
would Is) worse than u lot of Russians.
I am well pleased with the result of
to-day's sessions. 1 want men on the
jury like the young man first chosen. He
looks like a square and intelligent young
fellow "
All Have Strong Oiilnlnua.
The cause of slow progress yesterday
was the statement of every talesman
questioned that from leading tho news
papers he hud formed a strong opinion
us to the guilt or Innocence of the de
fendant. Nearly all believed that their
opinion could bo changed by the evidence,
but there was that in I heir manner und in
their rone which made Becker and bis
counsel vviiry of them, even though the
Justice in many instances held that they
should not be disqualified because of an
opinion formed previous tn tho hearing
of testimony, and overruled Mr. Mcln
lyre's challenges for bios. Counsel for
defence wero compelled to use four of
their thirty peremptory challenges. Thu
District Attorney challenged ieremp-
torlly three times. Some talesmen were
rejected for iierfectly obvious cause. Onu
man, for oxumple, hnd formed an opinion
"becuuso of the uctiotm of counsel for tha
defence."
Questions by Mr. Molntyre and hia
associate, Lloyd Stryker, wero morn
Illuminating and significant than those
by District Attorney Whitman. It was
quite plain that Lieut. Becker wants
married men on tho jury; that he desires
men who won't convict on tho testimony
of accomplices, and that ho won't agree
to tho selection of men who nro acquaint
ances or friends of his old enemy Max F
Schmittbergor, now chief inspector of
tho Police Department; of Max D, Hteuer
and James M. Sullivan, counsel for Jaok
Roso and Bridgio Webber respectively,
or of any of tho Distriot Attorney's staff.
Big men and blueeyed men are espe
cially favored by Lieut. Bockor and his
counsel. Mr. Molntyro explained this
leaning by saying that Becker, ns a big
man, didn't want to run the risk of en
trusting his fate to a little man who mlgli.
have a grudge against all six. footers,
and that blueeyed men aro tho most
intelligent.
'Hie District Attorney's attitude, on tha
other hand, was that previously formed
opinions wero not objectionable so long
aH the talesmen had no social or business
connection with policemen or lawyers
for tho defence. Mr. Whitman, in ques
tioning talesmen, spent hardly a third of
the time used by Mr. Molntyre. He was
Genuine rryitat prbhle ryetliaaet, the cool Ua4
ttiiu never loliu ' MotBtKlf. 7 WtyggJtMS,
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